This month the regular Boxy Charm box increased in price to $25 plus tax. I received it as well as the Premium box this month and I have to say, not only was I not disappointed by either box, but I think the differences between them are exactly right for their price range (i.e. the premium felt premium with the higher price point). The Premium box is $35. The premium box had 6 items and the combined value of the included items was $342. This $25 box had a combined value of $152 for 5 products. As they generally promise a value of about $150 I’m pretty good with that. Also this was the first ever premium box so I think they wanted to sort of hit it out of the park. (Plus $150 of that price was one very expensive eye cream). I doubt each box will have such a return. But this is about the regular box.
And the box is only worth the $25 if the products are useful to you. So let’s take a look at what came inside this month’s regular Boxycharm box.
The first item was something I believe everyone received and it was the Dominique cosmetics Celestial Thunder eyeshadow palette (retail $35). The colors are nice, highly pigmented and blend very nicely. I have worn this a couple of times and while they are great on the eyes, they aren’t terribly long lasting. I’ll keep working with it and get back to you on it.
The next item is the Juice Beauty Stem cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment (retail $50). I think it is interesting that both my boxes contained eye cream this month. Admittedly, both were choices so I only have myself to blame. I chose the Juice eye cream because I was running low on eye cream. This month I am using it with the Juice Beauty Serum I received in IPSY and will do a Juice Beauty review of both products after I’ve finished testing them. (Next month as I chose the QMS lip treatment to go with this month’s QMS eye cream I will review those products).
I am always happy to see DOSE of Colors liquid lipsticks in my BoxyCharm box and this month I received the color Date Night (retail $18). It is a bright pinky red. As always, Dose of colors dries down fast to a super wearable formula. Because it veers more towards the pink color I might tone it down with a topper but it is certainly a lipstick I will wear.
Next is the Starry Eyes Popmasks by Popband (set of 2 retail $10). These are disposable eye masks that are (predictively) worn over the eyes. It actually warms up a little to help the serum soak in which I think is kind of neat.
Finally there was a Farsali Rose Gold 24 K Skin Mist (retail $38). While I know that gold doesn’t actually do anything for your skin other than glimmer at application. It is a beautiful glass bottle with its shimmery gold specks. It has a pleasant scent – lightly rose- that dissipates quickly and is not over powering. In addition it sprays a fine mist with no gloppy spurts.
There you have the five items in my November BoxyCharm Box. For me, this was a good month. I am looking forward to using all of these products. There is nothing included that I don’t want to play around with or that I would just call filler. I know normally I would consider sheet masks filler but I have to admit, the warming bit has me more curious than usual. Once again, I am drawn in by marketing trickery. Regardless, I am very happy with the items in my box this month. I am extra happy because not only was last month not the best of months but I was worried that with so much attention paid to the Premium release, I thought it possible this one might have slipped by. It didn’t so I am happy. And as always, I will play around with the products and get back to you with my opinion on them as I try them out. Next month is a BoxyLuxe month so I am looking forward to seeing how the Premium compares with the Luxe version. That should be interesting to see as well.