Friday, February 20, 2015

February Boxycharm

February 2015 Boxycharm

february boxycharm - the beauty puff

Kisses From Boxycharm - February 2015

Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that comes with 5 beauty items for $21/mo.  One of the benefits of this subscription in particular, is that you get full size products!  Each month is an incredible value, usually ~$100.

The product descriptions/prices for items included this month are below:

february boxycharm description - the beauty  puff

Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush

I love makeup brushes.  I've recently upgraded my collection of eye brushes, which will be featured in a future post.  This brush, fortunately, is a unique style that does not duplicate what I already have!  I love duo fiber brushes for final blending or light application of product.  This brush, however, is more dense than I expected.  It is just the right size for the lid and dense enough for precise application of glitter and pigments.  Although it is a round brush, in using it I sense two distinct sides of the brush so it is not a perfect dome cut like the Real Techniques crease brush, for example.   It could just be my brush in particular though!

Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask

I've never tried a powdered face mask before.  I'm a Freeman mask kinda girl, so this was on a whole other level for me!  I researched the ingredients on the Mullein & Sparrow site and I was most excited to read about the Bentonite Clay that draws out excess oils and the Rose Powder that has antibacterial properties.  Anything that can help control oil and clarify my skin gets an A+ in my book!

NCLA Nail Lacquer - Heart Attack

NCLA was featured in a previous Boxycharm so I was really excited for this item!  I love new nail polishes, especially unique ones to add to my collection.  The packaging is sleek, the hearts are cute, what's not to love?  Well, if you don't care for fishing, prepare to start.  If you're looking for a sweep 'n go kind of nail polish, this isn't it.  In order to not have your nails looking like a kindergartner's art project gone wrong, I suggest having tweezers handy to place the hearts on your nails.  Pretty?  Yes!  Functional?  Not so much.
*tip if can't open your NCLA Nail Lacquer, hold the handle upside down under scalding hot water for 30-60 seconds to open!

Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel - Raspberry Ice

This lip jewel is a beautiful color, but since I do not sport a red lip, this product will be included in a future giveaway!  (that is why no swatch will be included in this post)

Mistura Beauty Solutions Complexion Corrector

The Mistura Beauty Solutions Complexion Corrector is listed as $36.99CAD which in US dollars is around $30 so the grand total for this month's box is about $98.  My complexion corrector came damaged so I figured out a way to fix it!  (see previous post for details!)  The texture of this corrector stick is creamy and the color seems to be a fairly good match for my skin tone.  I look forward to using it more and will follow-up on how it wears!  

mistura complexion corrector - the beauty puff

I love seeing what Boxycharm comes up with to include in these boxes.  I'm constantly surprised and intrigued with new products I can experiment with.  I look forward to seeing how these new additions fit into my daily routine and will update with any favorites!

The Beauty Puff

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