BoxyLuxe - June 2019

The June Boxycharm and BoxyLuxe theme for the month was Getaway. The theme fit for a couple of the items, such as a travel sized hairdryer and mascara with a built in curler but I'm not sure how well it fit everything else in the box. That being said, it was a pretty good box this month, although a little more skincare heavy than usual. I did upgrade for BoxyLuxe this month instead of the regular Boxycharm (mostly because I forgot to cancel), but the variation you're seeing is 6B, which included a Tarte palette for which there were three different variations (two face palettes and one exclusive eye palette). Also included was a Touch in Sol Primer, a Dominique Cosmetics lipgloss, a PYT travel sized hair dryer, a Dr. Brandt Cleanser, Farmacy Night Serum, Living Proof Spray, Trestique Mascara and finally a Skin & Co Mist. On to the product breakdown and reviews (where I'm able to). I'll try to include Canadian pricing for products if it's available, but many items we get are only sold in the US or they may be sizes/variations created just for Boxycharm.

The first item that I received was the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Cheek Palette V3. As I mentioned other variations for this item were a Pro Glow Blush Palette and an eyeshadow palette made exclusively for Boxycharm. This palette has six shades in it, which include two blushes, two highlighters and two bronzers. The palette opens up with two mirrors on either size, which makes for really nice packaging. I'm a huge fan of Tarte, but I was actually hoping for the blush palette as it had a little more variety for me. I won't use either of the pinky blush shades so I'd rather pass this along to someone that can get more use out of it (especially since I already have the large Tarte Park Ave. Princess Contour/Bronzer palette. This was amazing to have in the box though! The Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Cheek Palette V3 retails for $45 US or $59 CA!

Next in the box was the Touch in Sol No Poreblem Prime Essence. I believe this was in all the boxes and it's actually a brand new product from the Touch in Sol brand. The primer is very lightweight - almost watery and feels like a serum over a normal primer. As much as I would love to try this out, I'm not going to because I had a horrible reaction to the previous Touch in Sol primer that I received. I just don't want to take the chance on having another reaction to it since it took weeks for my skin to heal and get back to normal. The Touch in Sol No Poreblem Prime Essence retails for $23 US.

The third item was one I was looking forward to - a Dominique Cosmetics Lemonade Lipgloss in the shade Strawberry Lemonade. I'm actually trading this with a friend to get the Peach Tea shade that I had really been hoping for. I've heard great things about this lipgloss - it's not sticky at all and just feels nice on the lips. It gives a little boost of colour without being too heavy. As if that wasn't good enough this is supposed to smell like cake. To be honest, I was expecting them to smell like Strawberry and Peach, but I'll definitely take the cake smell without any complaints. The Dominique Cosmetics Lipgloss retails for $17 US or $22 CA.

Next was the most expensive item in the box, which was the PYT Mini Turbo On-The-Go Dryer. I received the peachy coral shade, which I was pretty happy about. There were four different colours and I actually would have been happy with any of them except for the very pale pink. As small as this dryer is, it still comes with two attachments and it has a universal plug which makes it perfect for travelling. I'm really happy to have this dryer as we do go away for weekends and also to our hometown to see family fairly often. This seems to have enough power to be more effective than the hotel dryers, so this will definitely get lots of use. The PYT Mini Turbo On-The-Go Dryer retails for $85 US.

Next was the Dr. Brandt Clean Biotic PH-Balanced Yogurt Cleanser with Chlorophyll (wow that was a mouthful) I've tried a few Dr. Brandt products, thanks to Boxycharm for the most part, and I've enjoyed all of them so far. This is a fairly expensive brand, so I'm always glad to receive products by them. The cleanser is supposed to remove grime, makeup and excess oil while keeping skin hydrated but never stripped. As someone with skin that is starting to lean a little dry, I'm looking forward to trying this out. The Dr. Brandt Yogurt Cleanser retails for $35 US or $46 CA.

The next product included caused a lot of buzz, because it's supposed to be an effective skin care product by a great brand. The Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum is a three in one serum that claims to resurface, hydrate and clarify dull skin while you sleep. It contains 14% AHA/BHA from a gentle flower acid blend which is supposed to reduce the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. I've seen some people mentioning that this really burned the skin, which I know can happen from AHA/BHA products as the skin adjusts. Some with sensitive skin can't handle this type of product at all. I'm looking forward to trying it out and hoping that my skin is okay with it since I have used AHA, glycolic acid and retinol products previously with no issues. The Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Night Serum retails for $58 US or $77 CA.

Next was a hair product - Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast. I'm not really a huge fan of receiving hair products in my subscriptions. Truthfully, I don't spend a huge amount of time on my hair and I hardly ever use product in it, which is why I think it usually looks really healthy. Since my hair is pretty thick it generally gets weighed down at the root and doesn't have a ton of volume. I'm curious to see if this product will actually make a difference, since it's meant to provide volume and texture for dry hair and be long lasting. I've also heard really good things about this brand, so I will be trying this out. The Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast retails for $29 US or $38 CA.

Next we're back to makeup with the Trestique Good Vibes Mascara. This product is supposed to be the first of it's kind with an eyelash curler built right into the packaging. The curler itself seems a bit small, so I imagine you would have to curl your lashes a couple of times to get the entire length of the eye. Because I have four full sized mascaras already open, I'm not going to be trying this one out. I have heard that it smudges, so I'm not sure if it's worth trying out anyway. The Trestique Good Vibes Mascara retails for $25 US.

Last but not least is the Skin&Co Truffle Therapy Radiant Dew Mist. This is described as being a hydrating mist which soothes, protects and illuminates the skin. It contains botanicals such as Black Winter Truffle, rosemary, ginger, peppermint and Damascena Rose. You can use this before makeup, as a setting spray or just as a refreshing mist for the skin. This isn't something that I would normally buy for myself, so it's nice that it's included. I'm hoping that it works well for my skin type and doesn't leave me looking like a greasy mess like some other dewy mists and setting sprays can do. The Skin&Co Truffle Therapy Radient Dew Mist retails for $35 US.

The total value of June's BoxyLuxe is $352 US and approximately $438 CDN, which I think is outstanding. There were many incredible brands in this month's box, most of which can be found at Sephora. There are so many new products that I probably would not go out and buy myself, but now get to experience, which I believe is the beauty of a box like this.

Final verdict?

I only deducted a coffee cup because a couple of the shades were off for me and I'm not a fan of getting mascara every month, especially in a luxury box. Overall, I'm thrilled with the brands and products included and can't wait to try out most of them. If you would like to subscribe to Boxycharm, there is currently NO waitlist. My link to sign up is:.

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