Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Makeup Cosmetics Beauty

Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush

Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel Swatch

Boxycharm february 2015

Boxycharm description card

I love subscription boxes because I feel I get exposed to so many great brands and products that I otherwise probably wouldn’t discover.  I enjoy trying out new beauty items and there is such a pleasure is finding a hidden gem or unsung hero that hasn’t been hyped to death on YouTube and/or the blogosphere.  (Some of my best finds in the past six months have been the Doll 10 Highlighter, a Duo Crown brush from my Ipsy Bag and the Coastal Scents Revealed palette from Boxycharm, they are all seriously amazing!)  Which brings me to this month’s Boxycharm post.  Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $21 a month and delivers five deluxe or full-size products.  I have been so impressed with Boxycharm and personally feel they are the best bang for your buck when it comes to beauty subscription services.  So read on to find out what was in my box this month and the hidden gem I’ve discovered…

This month’s box was obviously Valentine’s Day themed, if you couldn’t already tell from the heart nail polish and kiss embossed product card.  Valued at $105 this box featured four full size products and one deluxe size sample.  The first thing that caught my eye was the ncLA Nail Lacquer in “Heart Attack.” (Retailing for $16)  This nail polish looked adorable, chock full of pink and red hearts, but sadly my box didn’t arrive until after V-day and I don’t know if I would rock this polish post-holiday season.  Next was a Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush. (Retailing for $15)  I love seeing brushes in boxes because I feel like you can never have enough and this would be perfect for blending out shadows on the lower lash line for a smokey effect or for highlighting the inner corners.  Also included was this adorable Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask.  (Retailing for $15)  I loved the packaging on this and it reminded me almost of sand in a bottle.  I have yet to try it out but the mask claims to contain a blend of  “powerful, detoxifying  clays mixed with soothing, aromatic herbs that help to refine pores and provide a gentle exfoliation.”  Instructions state this mask can be used weekly by mixing the powder with a little water and leaving on the face until dry.  And now for the hidden gem.  I am obsessed with this Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel!  Has anyone even heard of this brand?  I got mine in the shade “Pink a Boo” and absolutely love it. (Retails for $22) It’s a jumbo pencil, which I love for easy application, and the color is a gorgeous baby pink.  It’s very long lasting on me and doesn’t dry my lips out which is probably credited to the amazing formula which is infused with macadamia seed oil, shea butter and jojoba seed oil.  I love it.  And lastly is a Mistura Beauty Solutions C-2-P Complexion Corrector.  (Retails for $36.99)  This is kind of a mehh product for me.  It’s advertised as a cream-to-powder complexion corrector targeted at masking redness and broken capillaries.  It was ok, but faded on me quickly throughout the day.  Also the color was fine for me, but this is one of those “one shade for all skin tones” products which doesn’t always work for everyone.

Ok, so that was everything in my Boxycharm this month!  My favorite product by far was definitely the Lip Jewel and I also think I’ll get really good use out of the Duo Fiber Blending brush.  I thought the nail polish was adorable, but I just wish this subscription box would arrive a little earlier in the month.  Does anyone else have this problem? #firstworldproblems I know. Nevertheless I would highly recommend Boxycharm and really look forward to receiving my box every month.  Leave me a comment below letting me know if you subscribe to any monthly subscription boxes and which ones are your favorites?  I would love some recommendations!
xoxo Nicole


  1. The nail polish is so cute! I'm an Ipsy an Birchbox subscriber. They can definitely be hit or miss but the points program with Birchbox is great. I feel like I've constantly earned points to cash in! :)

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    1. Good to know! I'm only subscribed to Boxycharm and Ipsy currently, but was thinking about renewing my Birchbox subscription.

  2. That Jing Ai pencil is so pretty and so perfect for spring! I love the pink but I'm a little nervous about it clashing with my ghostly pale face...

    1. Isn't it so pretty! And I think it could actually work well with pale skin, although it's a pale pink it still has some warm tone to it.

  3. I'm from Paris, I Wonder if they deliver here. I'm gonna visit their sitweb. Thanks