Boxyluxe September Review

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When the announcement was made that Boxycharm was going to be coming out with a new subscription called Boxyluxe that was going to be bigger and better, I couldn’t help but be excited. Boxycharm is my favorite subscription box because of the full size products and brand name products we get. Hearing that Boxyluxe would be carrying products over $300 and have more than the usual five products was definitely something to start considering an upgrade. People were so interested and asking questions all the time, that I already knew come launch day it was going to be hectic. Boxycharm asked for everyone who was interested in the upgrade to send in their email and when it comes live on September 1st at 9:00am they would send us the link directly to sign up. So I did that like many others but come launch time, there was no email to be found. I went straight to the website and the madness began. The site kept crashing, people were complaining on IG, just when you thought you had seen the light by getting to the upgrade page it would crash again, it was total disaster. I tried to remain calm but I really wanted this first box to be able to share with all of you. After trying for an hour, I finally got through only to be wait listed for December. I was disappointed but I went with it and logged off. About two hours later, I kept hearing from Boxycharm that they had not sold out of Boxyluxe and for people to check their emails. So I went to check my email and there it was the “you’re off the wait list” email and that I would be getting September’s box after all. I was elated!!! So excited!! I couldn’t wait for the box to arrive. Boxycharm did issue an apology as they had technical issues that morning but have since been corrected and December should run smoothly. Now to the best part, let’s get into the FIRST Boxyluxe box ever from Boxycharm.

 

Tarte Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette:

I remember when this palette came out and never got around to purchasing it. I’m so glad I came in my boxyluxe. I absolutely love this palette. The contour that I was able to do off of this was flawless. The shades are very pigmented. I used the shade princess cut and let’s just say a little goes a long way. It gave my face definition and made it look spectacular. I didn’t use the highlight shades in this palette. I like shimmery highlighters but you can still use this palette as an eyeshadow palette a well. It’s definitely multi-use and I recommend it. It retails for $45

 

Laura Geller Baked Blush-N-Brighten:

A two in one blush I call it. This blush not only gives you those pink flushed cheeks but also adds dimension and brightens them. It has swirls of pink and neutral colors that were originally liquid but were left baking for 24 hours that then turned into a fine creamy powder that feels smooth and silky. Use it as a blush alone, as a highlighter, or put onto of your highlighter. Either way your look is sure to stand out. Retails for $28

 

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Smokey Eyeshadow Palette:

I’ve never owned an eye shadow palette from Pretty Vulgar but have always wanted to and now I finally got one. Their concept and design is sooo cute. I love vintage type things so looking at their packaging and seeing how the palette resembles a vintage bird cage really makes me excited to add this to my vanity. This palette is the perfect smokey eyes palette to use when creating that perfect smokey look. It comes with 12 matte, shimmer, and satin shades. It’s super blendable and lasted all day. For it being my first Pretty Vulgar palette, I’m impressed. I created a look using this palette in the photo above. The numbers are in the order of which shades I used to create this look so feel free to try it out yourself. Retails for $35

 

R+CO Death Valley Dry Shampoo:

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I’ve become a dry shampoo junkie. This is the first time I try the brand R+CO and I loved it! I have super curly hair. I don’t always wash it everyday so this product came in handy when I needed to quickly fix my hair and run out. It gave it volume, made it look alive, and it didn’t feel sticky at all. At first I thought since it looks kind of like a hairspray that it would have that sticky feel to it but it doesn’t. It has almost like a coconut type of scent to it. I don’t mind it because it smells really good. I also used it when I washed my hair and it worked just as well. I also liked how it absorbs the grease on your hair and head. It’s just overall become one of my favorite type of hair products. This is a travel size but the price for a full size is $17.

 

Smashbox Limited Edition Photo Finish Primer Water:

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Speaking of coconuts, in my box I got the Smashbox photo primer water in the scent so chill coconut. This primer water was in a collab with my favorite influencer Nicol Concilio. I remember when this came out but never purchased it. So I’m glad to see it here and try it out. The packaging is super cute, it gives me California Beach vibes. This primer water is a 3 in 1 primer that preps, sets, and refreshes your makeup. It keeps your skin hydrated and feeling fresh while also keeping your makeup in place. It has the coconut scent to it but it is not strong at all. It’s just right. Overall I liked it, I think I may use it more as a mood changer. I have so many other primers that I really like but I do like this one as one to spray on just because it smells great. The retail price is $32

 

Sol De Janeiro Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil:

This glow oil gives your skin that bronzy glow look to it. It illuminates your skin and leaves it feeling soft. I like how it kind of has that slight shimmery illuminating look. I have tan skin so this product definitely complimented it. You can use it for your body and your face or use it as a highlighter. It retails for $35.

 

Violet Voss Liquid Lipstick In Muse:

I loveeee Violet Voss. I have multiple palettes from them and love how they work. However, I haven’t tried any of their lip products. So I was definitely happy to see that I received one of their liquid lipsticks and in a shade that I normally would use. I received the shade muse which is a mauvy type shade. It’s a matte liquid lipstick, which are my favorite types of lipsticks. It’s long lasting and applies smoothly. It dries pretty quick but it doesn’t leave that extra dryness to your lips like other matte liquid lipsticks may do and the price is pretty good as it is $12.

 

Luxie 732 Airbrush Foundation Brush:

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Boy was excited to see this in my box. First of all, Luxie is my favorite brand for makeup brushes. They have some of the best brushes I have ever used. This airbrush foundation brush was a fairly new release so it excites me to be able to use something that just came out not long ago. It worked MAGIC!! on my face. I usually don’t use brushes to apply foundation but this one was perfect. It gave me that airbrushed look that I was hoping to see. Everything blended in smoothly and flawlessly. This is going to be my new foundation brush. Move over beauty blender. Retails for $38

 

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer:

This moisturizer was a pretty popular item when I did my unboxing on my Instagram. It carries a blend of fruit stem cells and it’s Vitamin C infused into a resveratrol-rich grape formula to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is certified organic and hydrates the skin. This was the most expensive item in the box with a retail value of $70 yikes.

 

Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set:

Mannnn was I excited for this. In a previous Boxycharm box I received the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol. 1 eye shadow palette and LOVED IT!! I created some amazing looks with it and sure did feel like I was in Cuba but one product I didn’t have was the ojitos brush set that goes with it until now. I love these brushes. They are made 100% from synthetic fibers. they are soft and work really well. The green packaging on them makes them stand out and look super cute. You get three brushes in this set. One is a blending brush, the other is a flat painter brush which is really good for packing on shadow onto your lids, and the last one is a liner brush that helps smoke out or just put on shadow onto your lash lines. If you haven’t tried the Reina del caribe vol 1. palette with these brushes. I recommend you do. Price for the brush set is $18.

 

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Dolly Bow Make up Headband:

I love this headband! It is super cute and vintage inspired. Again you guys know how I feel about vintage anything. This headband with its big bow on the top is perfect for keeping your hair away from your makeup application. I’ve used it when I’m putting on sheet masks so my hair doesn’t get in the way. One thing I really like is if it gets dirty with makeup or just because you’ve used it a lot, you can always throw it in the washer and voila it’s good as new. It retails for $4.99

 

Final Thoughts and look:

 

Boxyluxe is the CHAMP!! This box is amazing! I loved pretty much everything. From the Pretty Vulgar palette to the Park Ave chisel palette. The headband and the foundation brush from Luxie. I really think the foundation brush was my favorite item in this box. Overall, it was perfect! It gets me so excited for what’s coming in the December Boxyluxe. So how can you get your hands on one? Well first you must be a Boxycharm subscriber. Then you are given the option to upgrade. When you do, you will be wait listed for either December or March. The boxes come 4 times out of the year. So the month’s would be September, December, March, and June. For those four month’s you will pay an additional $28.99 on top of your $21 a month. For the remaining month’s it will continue to stay at $21. If you’re interested in signing up, check the link down below and UPGRADE! You will not be disappointed. Can’t wait till December and I’ve already got some sneak peeks 🙂

https://www.boxycharm.com/

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