Boxycharm Unboxing & First Impressions | July 2020



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After one year, I'm excited to be getting into Boxycharm again!


For those who don't know what Boxycharm is, it's a monthly subscription box where you pay $25 and get 5 full-size beauty products to try. (This is for the regular box, not the upgrades). The collective retail value of the items in the box is ALWAYS at least 4-5x the price you pay, so you get your money's worth!


I've been subscribing on and off for YEARS—no joke, since I was like 14. Around a year ago, I unsubscribed again because 1) I wanted to start saving money to buy a house, and 2) the box was getting raised from $21/month to $25/month. I decided to cancel and be a little more frugal.


Fast forward: we have now purchased our home, so I joined the Boxy crew again! Plus I've been eager to introduce subscription boxes into my blog, giving me a work-related excuse to buy it too.




Keep reading to discover what I got in my July 2020 box & how I liked the products!


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1. Bronzed in Paradise Palette | Ace Beauté $30





To start off, I got this bronzing palette (arguable a contouring palette as well), and right off the bat I loved the range of browns and how it's a more versatile product for people of all skin tones. I love inclusivity.

The down-side to this is that few skin tones can use all four shades solely for bronzing. That doesn't mean you can't USE all four colors, though. For example, a woman with darker skin could use the 3rd or 4th shades and the lighter two as an inner-corner eye or brow highlight. A person with very lighter skin could use the 1st shade for bronzing and the darker colors for a smokey eyeshadow look. (No one ever said every product has to be used EXACTLY as it's marketed).