I subscribe to a monthly beauty box called BoxyCharm and decided it would be fun to share what’s in the box and talk about my thoughts on the products! I love these boxes because you get so much value for so little money! The box is $21.00 USD per month and in this July box, I got $128.99 worth of product! How amazing is that?? Okay, let’s get started…
Dr. Brandt No More Baggage
Description provided in the box: Say goodbye to puffy and say hello to youthful, rested looking eyes with biomimetic technology, peptides and botanical extracts, you are guaranteed visibly reduced undereye bags and dark circles.
Retail Price: $42.00 USD | #DRBRANDTROUTE
Brandt’s No More Baggage eye de-puffing gel. Formulated with
My thoughts: I’ll need more time to test this product out to see if it actually works, but I like it so far. I have very dark undereyes – I have had for most of my life – and nothing seems to help them. I’ve tried many products that claim they will help get rid of dark circles, but nothing has worked even the slightest bit for me yet! I’m not sure anything ever will. That’s just the colour of my skin in that spot I guess! But I’ll keep trying this one to see. I do like Dr. Brandt products, so here’s hoping!
I like the way this applied. It dries very quickly, which is nice. Most undereye products that I’ve tried tend to stay dewy for quite a while, so I would only ever use them at night. I feel like I can use this one in the morning too and apply makeup over top no problem.
Tarte Ready, Set, Radiant Mist
Description provided in the box: Give your skin the glow it deserves with this antioxidant-packed cucumber, fruit & plant extract skin tonic. The non-sticky mist delivers a radiant, dewy finish for lit-from-within luminosity. Refresh dull, tired or sluggish feeling skin throughout the day, or use after you skincare routine to balance, tone and boost your complexion.
Retail Price: $25.00 USD | #TARTEROUTE
My thoughts: I’m a fan of this brand and was excited to see this product in the box. However, it does not have a nice spray, unfortunately. I would not use this to set my makeup, as it leave big wet marks on your face. Ugh – I didn’t like this at all. Plus, I’m totally in love with my new favourite setting spray (Cover FX Dewy Finish Setting Spray).
Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara
Description provided in the box: This award-winning, black and intensely glossy mascara will bring your lashes to new heights (literally). The Unlashed mascara volumizes, lengthens, strengthens and conditions your lashes while using a combination of gentle ingredients.
Retail Price: $24.00 | #WANDERROUTE
My thoughts: I’m very picky with mascaras. I need them to be lengthening and volumizing, but not clumpy and not smudgy. This one actually surprised me . It managed to lengthen quite nicely and all without getting clumpy. It gives the look of nice long, wispy lashes. Not sure about the glossy part though – it doesn’t appear glossy to me. This mascara wore great. No smudging, even in the heat and humidity we’ve been having lately! The packaging is interesting. I’ve never seen a mascara in this type of packaging before. I don’t see anything wrong with it though!
Note Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Blusher
Description provided in the box: Designed to work for all skin types, this luminous, paraben free blush adds natural color to your cheeks while preventing dryness, with its argan oil infused formula. The built-in brush and mirror makes this little compact a 3-in-1 treat, perfect for the charmer on the go.
Retail Price: $11.99 USD | #NOTEROUTE
My thoughts: This blush is sooooo sosososo pigmented. I literally had to just very lightly touch my brush into the product and then shake and blow off some of the very little product that was on there and then it still applied with lots of colour. This blush will last forever because you need like none of it! I really like the colour and how it blended. I will continue to wear this blush for sure – just have to be careful with how much I put on!
Chella Beauty Eyebrow Cream
Description provided in the box: Add some wow to your brows. This innovative eyebrow cream effortlessly defines and shapes your eyebrows with its creamy consistency, and built-in brush. The velvet-like formula makes blending easy, then sets, giving you perfect brows that will last all day and night.
Retail Price: $26.00 USD | #CHELLAROUTE
My thoughts: I’ve never tried a cream product for my brows before. I used to use powder, then I switched to a pencil, and now I mostly just use a fiber gel because I’m more into the natural look. I will still use a pencil to fill and define if I’m going out and doing a more full-on makeup look.
I actually really liked this product. I think I will officially make the switch to cream brow products on the days that I want to do a more filled-in and defined brow. I can’t speak for other creams, nor can I compare, but this one went on very smooth and looks really nice. It was easy to achieve the look I wanted. It didn’t go on stronger than I wanted or anything and I am happy with how it turned out. My only complaint would be the packaging. The opening for the cream is so tiny and the brush is angled and so when you stick the brush in, it’s difficult to get product on the whole brush and not just the tip. That was a bit frustrating, but otherwise I really like this product.