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April 2015 Boxycharm Review

April 2015 Boxycharm Review

This April, I got my monthly Boxycharm beauty box in the mail. Boxycharm is a monthly subscription beauty box that sends you four full-sized and a deluxe sample each month for $21 including shipping. The items usually are makeup related, but they also often send skincare and hair care products as well as perfumes and nail polish.

Here’s a picture of the April box just after I opened it:

beauty box boxycharm 2015 april ofra modelco harvey prince

The box also comes with a description card that I had already taken out that describes all the item uses and values. There is usually also a card that provides a discount to one of the product stores.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

palette revealed 2 coastal scents boxycharm april 2015

This was one of the spoilers revealed before the box came. A few months ago, Boxycharm included the Coastal Scents Revealed Palette, and I really enjoyed that palette, so I was really excited to get this. The listed price is $39.95, but Coastal Scents usually sells this palette for $19.95 on their website.

I find these eyeshadows richly pigmented—not so much as mineral eyeshadows but more than your average drugstore eyeshadow. I apply them over Pixie Epoxy by patting them on with a brush, and they last all day with no fallout. I’ve never used them without a primer, but with a primer they are amazing.

Would I buy this again? YES.

ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss in Fairy Floss

mirror fairy floss lip gloss modelco april

The next product was ModelCo Lip Gloss worth $16.00. It came in Fairy Floss, a sheer light pink color. Some boxes got a two-sided lip liner or a color eyeliner instead. I’m not big fan of lip glosses because my hair always ends up sticking to my lips after I apply it. This one was no different; it was pretty sticky in my opinion. Regardless, I found this pretty wearable. It almost has no color and basically just gives your lips and dewy, glossy look. I’ll use this until it runs out.

Would I buy this again? NO

Coolway Smoothing Lotion

This Coolway Smoothing Lotion (value $25.00) helps straighten and defrizz hair. I already have a few products like this, so I wasn’t too excited for this but would try it anyways. I think it worked pretty well compared to what I already had, but it didn’t blow me away. I might use it when I run out of my other hair products.

Would I buy this again? NO

Harvey Prince Mini Roller Fragrance in “Hello”

The fourth item I received as a mini roller bottle of Harvey Prince‘s perfume “Hello,” retail value $21.00. I’ve actually received this fragrance before in Boxycharm, but my first sample leaked so I was excited to receive this in different packaging. I often get headaches from perfumes, but “Hello” is light and citrus-y and doesn’t bother me at all. It lasts a good five to six hours on me. The notes are the following:

“Notes: Meyer Lemon, White Grapefruit, Satsuma Mandarin, Summer Forsythia, Pink Plumeria, Wild Verbena, Tahitian Vanilla, Sensual Musk.”

I had actually been considering repurchasing the perfume after I ran out, so this was perfect timing. Some boxes received Harvey Prince’s “Signature” perfume instead, but I think because I had canceled my subscription and resubscribed, I received the same one that past subscribers had already received.

Would I buy this again? YES

OFRA Illuminating Blush Stripes

blush highlight bronzer OFRA april

This was the second product revealed in spoilers. You could have received this or pink OFRA mineral powder, both with a retail value of $35.00. I hoped for the blush stripes, so I am pretty excited to get this!

Compared to the previous OFRA blush I received from Boxycharm (which I used everyday before receiving this), these are a bit less pigmented which makes them more buildable and probably easier to use. I love the top color, it is very natural looking and subtle, unlike anything else I own. The white stripe is a great highlighter, but very pigmented—use with a light hand! The pink is a bit peachy and easy to build up without going overboard. Lastly, the gold stripe might be used as a bronzer. It is very sparkly, a bit too much so.

Overall, I find these very wearable and will be using this as an everyday staple!

Would I buy this again? YES

Overall

Out of my five items, I will use all of them and three of them I would most likely repurchase. I think the April Boxycharm was a big hit for me, especially after a few boxes that I wasn’t that excited about. I still find Boxycharm is the best deal for what you get out of other beauty boxes (i.e. Ipsy, Birchbox). This month’s value was a whopping $147 dollars, $127 with the Coastal Scents discount.

Do you subscribe to Boxycharm? What did you think about the April box?

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