Sooo, I was pretty disappointed when I opened up my box this month. I was really, really hoping for one of the other variations. Mostly, I had my eye on the Pretty Vulgar powder and the Suva eyeshadow palette…
I got neither. 😦
What Was In My Box?!
Theme: ‘Tis The Sea-Sun
Mini Hair Straightener
Get those pesky baby hairs, straighten those bangs or touch up your curls on the go with with this incredibly adorable PYT Mini Straightener. The floating ceramic plates adjust as you style, allowing you to create straight, wavy, or curly locks. This little guy reaches a maximim temperature of 400°F or 205°C.
My First Impression: At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to use this because it’s so tiny and I have way too much hair but, I’m going to try it for straightening the little hairs by my ears and by my forehead. It seems like an extra step I won’t care for much though. Also, did anyone else watch Boxycharm’s video where they used this to curl someone’s hair? It looked SO terrible lol.
Retail Value: $75.00
Anti Frizz Smoothing Serum Capsules
Get ready for gorgeous hair with ultimate shine, softness and sleekness. The MARAJO Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum nourishes with Shea Butter, and helps prevent heat damage with protecting properties. The single-use capsules give you the perfect amount of serum and are ideal for taming frizz on the go.
My First Impression: Out of all the items that were offered this month, this was the one I wanted the very least. I do think it’s cool how the product is in a capsule so you never use too much or too little… but everyone’s hair is different so the measurements should be, too. I don’t really even have frizz though so definitely won’t be ruining my hair just to try this!
Retail Value: $28.00
Glitter Lip Paint in Flaming Hot
This sheer lip gloss is infused with shimmering glitter and delivers a luscious, multidimensional and high-shine finish. The reflective glitter gloss can stand alone or as a lip topper, giving your lips a fuller look. The sunflower seed wax and mineral pigments coat, soothe and soften the lips.
My First Impression: I was so happy that I got the shade I wanted for this lippie. If you know me, you know I am Tarte’s biggest fan but, this “lip paint” is horrendous! It smells like kid’s play makeup, is SUPER sticky, hard to apply, and is filled with sparkles but not color?? It was easily staining the skin around my lips a dark pink so I had to make sure to stay in the lines but, on top of my lips– it barely shined and didn’t come close to that same color pink.
Retail Value: $20.00
Eyebrow Cream in Taupe
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.
My First Impression: I am still in the process of growing my eyebrows out so they are quite scary right now. Mine are already dark enough but, I may use this in the future to “shape” them. I thought the packaging was cool and clever but, a bit inconvenient! The brush barely fits inside the pot!
Retail Value: $26.00
Dusk to Dawn Blush & Highlight Palette
This Boxycharm exclusive launch contains three buttery shades that blend seamlessly onto the skin for a natural, glowing finish. The Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Palette offers two blushes and one highlighter and is specially formulated to flatter all skin tones and types.
My First Impression: Ugh, I am so sick of Wander Beauty. I’ve already received two other products by them in my Lola Beauty Box. I was impressed with neither– I even threw one right in the trash.
This palette seemed to swatch nicely but, I hate the way the pans are shaped. How can I use a big fluffy blush for just one of the shades? It’s also annoying that there are two blushes and only one highlighter. I’d rather have 3 different shades of one or the other or maybe two of each.
Retail Value: $26.00
Are you subscribed to Boxycharm? What did you get this month? Would you be excited to try any of the products I got?