BoxyCharm May 2015 Beauty Subscription Box Reveal & First Impressions

by Lisa Heath

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I’m fairly big into subscription boxes and have a few I dabble in from time to time.  I also have a few that I’ve dropped from my subscription list.  I was curious about BoxyCharm and had heard some good things about them, so when I got an email asking if I wanted to try it out and review a box on my blog, I was excited to see what they had to offer.

My box arrived this past Thursday, so here is what I received in my May 2015 BoxyCharm and my initial thoughts.

Open Box card

When opening the box I was greeted by the statement Bold & Beautiful.  It says:

Be bold. Be bright. Be beautiful.  Charmers, this May, go beyond your comfort zone and boldly dare to be your own kind of beautiful.

open box

My box has 5 full size items, which I really loved. A lot of boxes have a mix of samples, deluxe samples and full sized – but BoxyCharm had 5 full sized items.

All May Products

Here are all the items laid out.  It’s a nice mix of products.  I received a bronzer, a lipstick, an eyebrow trio, an eyebrow brush and a nail polish.

Let’s look at each item individually.

ModelCo Bronze Shimmer


ModelCo Bronze Shimmer is a nice bronzer shade for my skin tone.  It’s not too dark but not too light.  It has a slightly fine shimmer to it that gives off a shimmery effect without being too childlike.

ModelCo Bronze Shimmer Retails for $22.00

Bronzer swatch

The Lip Bar Lipstick in Kiss Me

Lip Bar

The Lip Bar Lipstick in Kiss Me is a coral matte lipstick.  The tube looks amazing and I love the packaging.  The color itself isn’t for me, but I would check out other shades by this brand.

The Lip Bar Lipstick Retails for $20.00

Lip Bar swatch

Bodyography Essential Brow Trio

Brow Trio

This might be my favorite item in the box.  Bodyography Essential Brow Trio is well pigmented and the medium shade is a good match for my eyebrows.  Application was easy and the texture was silky.

 Bodyography Essential Brow Trio Retails for $19.00

Brow Trio swatches

 Bodyography Brow Brush

Brow Brush

I liked that BoxyCharm included a brow brush to go along with the brow trio.  I do have some already, but not a dual ended one, so this will be good for traveling.

 Bodyography Brow Brush Retails for $19.00

Lauren B Beauty Nail Polish in #ImJuicing

I'm Juicing bottle

Lauren B Beauty is a new brand for me, and overall I liked it – but the color isn’t for me.  I might use it during my adventures in nail art, but as a stand alone color, I won’t be reaching for it.

Application was smooth and I used 2 coats for these photos.

 Lauren B Beauty Nail Polish Retails for $18.00

I'm Juicing


open box

This box had a lot of good products, but 2 of the colors were a miss for me. It did get me interested in the brands though. 3 products I will continue use, so it was still a decent box and one I would continue using,

Cost: $21.00 per month

Total Value of Box: $98.00

Where To Sign Up: BoxyCharm Website

BoxyCharm Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

My initial thoughts on the box are good.  For $21 per month you get 4-5 full size items in your box, so it’s good to know I wouldn’t be spending $21 on deluxe samples.  Although only 3 products are great matches for me, those 3 items have a value of $60 so it was still a good deal.

What did you think of my May BoxyCharm subscription box? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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Shipra May 25, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Pretty nice box! I loooooove the lipstick’s packaging and shade (I think I remember seeing these guys on Shark Tank!) and the nail polish shade looks amazing on you! <3

Lisa Heath May 25, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Thank you Shipra!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog May 25, 2015 - 3:01 pm

What a great value! I’m sorry that two of the colors selected were a miss for you, but everything looks really nice!

Lisa Heath May 25, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Even though 2 colors were misses, I still feel like I got a good value from the box!

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty May 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm

From everything I’ve seen over the past few months, Boxycharm is well worth the money!

Lisa Heath May 25, 2015 - 6:49 pm

It seems to be! I usually wait for 3 months of a box to fully determine, but this first box really impressed me overall

Brooke @ Blushing Noir May 25, 2015 - 5:32 pm

We got the exact same box! IDK how I feel about the polish but now that I’ve seen it swatched on you my hopes are much higher!!

Lisa Heath May 25, 2015 - 6:50 pm

The polish had a more Spring like vibe once I put it on. In the bottle I thought it would be more of a pea green

Phyrra May 25, 2015 - 5:37 pm

The Lip Bar packaging is really cool.

Lisa Heath May 25, 2015 - 6:53 pm

I really love it!

Kath TheFabZilla May 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm

It’s a nice box for the price!

Lisa Heath May 25, 2015 - 7:05 pm

It definitely is!

Bailey May 26, 2015 - 11:58 pm

I hadn’t heard of Boxy Charm, but I love that they offer full size items!

Makayla June 8, 2015 - 4:58 pm

I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog’s content daily
along with a mug of coffee.

Victoria Cortes May 2, 2016 - 8:53 am

I thought they were supposed to have a Makeup Geek item in May’s box??


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