Monday, October 23, 2017

October 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review and Swatches!

So over the past couple of months I have been trying to do full face try ons with my Boxycharm; but, I didn't think there was enough makeup products this month to do a full try on! So, I only swatched the products this month - I hope that's okay! 

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $21.00 a month + $5.00 shipping to Canada (shipping is free to the U.S.) Boxycharm sends 4 to 5 full size and luxury size beauty items. 

This subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! While it is a little pricier than the more inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size, with a deluxe sample every once in a while. 

Every subscriber generally receives the same products, but their is usually 1 or 2 items that have a few variations, so our boxes may not be identical! 

Here is a look at my October Boxycharm:

October Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review and Swatches!

This month's monthly "theme" is Spellbound and Boxycharm always includes a detailed product card to explain the products you received! 

Here is a closer look at the products I received:
October Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review and Swatches!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in "Prosecco Pop" ~ $46.00 CAN. A bestselling, creamy, highlighter powder to light up your best features with a high-shine finish.

I can't believe there is a full sized Becca highlighter in this subscription box!!! So exciting! If I wanted to buy this alone, it is more expensive than the whole box! Prosecco Pop is described as a warm gold and it is the second shade Becca made with Jaclyn Hill. I actually have this in the Jaclyn Hill face palette. 

So, I don't usually hope for different product in Boxycharm, but I did see that each subscriber would receive Prosecco Pop in this pressed formula, or a liquid formula - I was only wishing for the liquid highlighter because I don't have it yet! But, I am going to save this (I swatched my own) and either pass this on to a friend or save it for a giveaway! 

October Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review and Swatches!

Dr. Brandt Skincare PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator ~ $68.00 CAN. An exfoliator featuring physical and chemical exfoliation with pore perfecting ingredients to cleanse deeply and refine pores. 

Dr. Brandt is expensive!! Boxycharm costs me just over $30 per month ($26 US plus the Canadian exchange) and seriously this is double that cost if I wanted to go buy this on it's own! Boxycharm always blows me away with value! I've heard great things about this and I will get to eventually - my skincare stash is almost embarrassing how how is in there! And, I only exfoliate once every 2 weeks so this isn't a product I am going through super fast! 

NCLA "Nailed it" Tool Kit ~ $18.00 US. This five piece set instantly freshens up your manicure no matter where you are.

I'm a big fan of NCLA nail polish and i'm actually quite excited about this! I do my nails all the time but I rarely buy myself new manicure tools. This 5 set comes with: clippers, nail file, v-shaped push stick, rounded push stick and beauty scissors. Handy little set! 

Tarte Tarteist Quick Matte Paint in "Homeslice" ~ $24.00 CAN. A quick-dry, full-coverage, transfer-proof liquid lipstick. 

Homeslice is described as a peachy nude and i'm really happy with the shade I received - I think each subscriber is getting a matte paint, but there is 6 different shades. This is beautiful and really wearable for me! 

Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil in "Brown Sugar" ~ $5.00 US. The creamy, highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly. Can be used for flawless lip contouring, worn alone, or as a long-lasting base for any lip color.

This is a brand I haven't heard of before; but, it seems affordable at $5 for a lip liner! This is quite a dark shade for what I normally wear and it is a little stiff for my preference. I may pass this on. 

Boxycharm came with 5 full sized items with a total value of $161.00. I seriously can't rave about the value of this box enough; I don't know how they do it! This subscription came with a great variety of products and a very different variety than past months! I LOVE that there was full sized Becca and Tarte in this box! 

You can check out my past Boxycharm review hereWhat do you think of the October Boxycharm?


  1. The nail toolkit is adorable and practical! I also love the lipcolour swatch.

    1. I think the nail kit is great! And, same - very happy with the lippie!

  2. We received the same Boxycharm box this month. I love finding out the spoilers for the next month.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty