After months & month going by I’m back with a Boxycharm unboxing! I didn’t realize that it had been so long since I was last subscribed. Looking back through my old reviews my last Boxycharm box was in June, back when the Alamar Reina Del Caribe palette had just launched. I can’t believe how time has flown!
The main reason that I left Boxycharm was that five full sized beauty products a month is a lot to use up. I was drowning in products and I needed a break from new things every month. I also wanted to shop specific products & brands and Boxycharm had me feeling overwhelmed. That’s a big testament to how great of a subscription they are when the reason I left was because I had too many full sized products. It was refreshing after being an Ipsy Glam Bag subscriber for years.
The May Boxycharm
I always keep an eye on the spoilers for Boxycharm and when I saw what was coming out this month I had to opt in. My box took such a long time to arrive, it showed up during the last week of May. I even had a dream that I hated everything in the box by the time it arrived, I’m glad that didn’t turn out to be true!
The theme this month is “Making Waves”. My box contained a cleanser, primer, liquid eyeshadow, lipgloss and an eyelash curler. Let’s get into the products.
I was really hoping I would get this product because, Glamglow. Glamglow is expensive so I never treat myself to their products. I’ve been able to try a few things through subscription boxes and Sephora points perks but this is my first full sized product from them!
Glamglow Gentle Bubble is free of parabens, pthalates, SLS and SLES. It contains Oat Amino acids for conditioning and is blended with Apple extract, Vitamin E and Green Tea Leaf.
I assumed that this cleanser would be like those bubble sheet masks you can buy that foam all over your face, so I was a little disappointed that it’s just a normal foaming cleanser. The bubble design is on the packaging, with the reflective oil slick colours of blue purple & green. I’ll need to test this over time before deciding how I feel about it!
Pür Cosmetics Eyelash Curler – $18USD
I’m trying to give Pür a second chance after the awful Pür x Boxycharm palette collaboration. It was the worst eyeshadow palette I’ve ever used and I’ve had a really hard time trusting that their products are worth my money ever since! I did like their Sculptor face palette, (at least the highlighters in it) so I’m trying to forgive and forget.
This eyelash curler is pretty good so far. I wish that it came with a replacement pad for when this one inevitably wears out, most curlers come with an extra so it’s a little odd that it didn’t. But it curls my lashes better than my drugstore curler which desperately needed to be replaced and it matches the glamglow packaging!
This was probably my least favourite product in the box. I’ve liked most products that I’ve tried from Ciaté London, their bamboo bronzer was a favourite for a long time and I love their Liquid Velvet lipsticks.
But liquid shadow is generally something that I don’t like. The only liquid shadows that I’ve actually enjoyed is the Stila Glitter & Glow liquid shadows so I wasn’t really expecting to like the Ciaté Eye Lustres. This shade isn’t awful but I found it a little bit hard to apply. I’ll have to play with it some more. It’s VERY glittery!
I received the shade Ice.
Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick – $36USD
Subscribers either received the Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick or an Alamar Cosmetics Blush Trio. I was hoping for the palette but the more I think about it the more I’m happy that I got the blur stick. I don’t really get excited for blushes and after splurging $38 on a Jouer Blush Duo I realized that I really don’t get excited to wear blush. Go figure.
Related: Jouer Blush Bouquet Review
The Milk Luminous Blur stick is a matte primer. When I think luminous I think dewy, and I definitely didn’t look dewy after using it. Now that I’ve read up on the product I’m like oooh it’s matte. The formula is silicone and oil free and uses blurring microspheres to absorb oil & blur pores for a matte finish. It is also supposedly infused with golden pearls to add a luminous look to the skin. I can’t wait to test this out and review it!
Luna By Luna Venus Lip Gloss – $18USD
I’m not sure how I feel about this gloss because it’s a beautiful shade, but it also smells/tastes like crayons. I’m not a fan of tasting that, especially when I’m eating/drinking.
I have the shade Venus which is such a stunning bronze-gold shade for summer. It’s not really glittery nor is it completely opaque so it’s a great shade to swipe on as you head out the door — No mirror needed. The taste is such a deal breaker though!
May Boxycharm Value
The total of all my products worked out to $122USD. After paying shipping I spent $26USD, or ~$35CAD. I’m happy with my Boxycharm but I’ll be taking a break once again from this subscription because my summer FabfitFun box will be arriving in June! Only one subscription at a time for this girl.
What did you get in your May Boxycharm?
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