This unboxing post is far overdue, I know, but I didn’t get it till the end of January and I was traveling at the time. None the less, I hope you all will enjoy seeing what was inside BoxyCharm’s January box and what I thought about all the products.
Subscription services are so much fun, because it’s like it is your birthday every month. And who doesn’t love getting gifts?! Especially when they’re all related to beauty!
What’s Inside BoxyCharm‘s January Box
Along with the typical cute design that BoxyCharm always does with their monthly boxes, this month’s box had very light images printed onto the box. I liked the change
This month was all about celebrating a new year and new things. A box full of celebration!
I always like to take all the products out and get a group shot of them all. Then it’s always trying to decide which one to open and try out first. 🙂
The largest item inside was this full-size bottle of Tarte’s Maracuja Bronzing Serum. Perfect timing, as we come into these warmer months (at least, for those of us in California :-). I don’t know if I will use this on my face (I’m always scared of products making me break out) but I will definitely use this on my neck and chest area — that part always tends to stay really pale on me, even when I am able to get tanned during the summer.
These flash tattoo’s are a pretty big fad right now, so I wasn’t too surprised to see them included in this month’s box. I haven’t ever tried these, but I think I’ll put them to good use. They look like fun! And because they’re gold and silver, they’re really classy too.
The next product that was in my box was facial primer from Mirabella. I’ve never tried anything from them before, but I love trying new facial primers. I was surprised that this tube was full size — as it’s only 0.45 oz. And this primer retails at $29. With that in mind, I can’t say I would ever repurchase it, but I’ll definitely use this one up. It’s a silicone type of primer, so I like to use that where I have the largest pores around my nose.
Beauty for Real included two products in this month’s box. The first up is this True Color Lip Cream in the shade “Always There”.
As you can see from the swatch, the pigmentation of this product is amazing!
The consistency feels like a gloss, but it looks like a lipstick. It also stays on really well and doesn’t run — on my lips.
The last product was from Beauty for Real and it their Perfect Pencil. I don’t believe this has a shade name — this product is supposed to suit all skin types and be the perfect natural nude.
As you can see, on my skintone it shows up as a beautiful red/brown. Reminds me of the color of the year — Marsala.
Please excuse my dry lips, but I suppose it gives you a really good idea of what it would look like on people who have really dry lips. I found this pencil somewhat difficult to apply — hard to get color to show up and somewhat dry — but maybe that’s because this is a new pencil and my lips are dry themselves.
Since I received both a lip pencil and lip color in the same box, I decided to apply them both and see the results. So in the photo above I have on the lip pencil underneath the lip cream. And I LOVED the outcome. The lip cream is a tad stick — like a lip gloss — so I prefer to wear this when I have my hair up in a pony tail.
And those are all the products that I received in my January box! A pretty amazing box, if you ask me. That Tarte product totally takes the cake! So let’s do the math and see how much money this box saves you!
The Value of BoxyCharm’s January Box
I don’t know about you, but I’m expecting great results when we add this all up
That’s the most value I’ve seen from Boxycharm since beginning to get their boxes. That’s pretty sweet!
I received the products mentioned above from BoxyCharm in the hopes that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, this does not guarantee a review or feature on my blog. I only share information that I think will be useful for my readers and I only recommend products I have personally used.