Oh wow, there’s a lot in this BoxyLuxe. It’s almost overwhelming, but I think I can do it.
Ok-first I’ll start with the random items.
Glam AF Wristlet-I can’t have too many wristlets. Or can I? And inside the wristlet?
Portable Cell Phone Charger. See? Random, right? I’ll definitely use the charger. It works on both Android and iphone, and this duo retails for 22$.
The Luxie Rose Gold Complete Face Brush Set:
I love getting brushes-so I’m thrilled. There are 8 in here-a spoolie, a 221 Flat Definer Brush, 532 Round Top Blender, 522 Tapered Highlighting Brush, 160 Lip Brush, 680 Pro Precision Face Brush, 229 Tapeted Blending Brush, and 213 Eye Shader Brush. Believe it or not, out of all these I only have the 522 already. I’m definitely going to use the 532 for foundation.
Luxie makes fantastic brushes, so I’m super happy to be getting 8. This set retails for 65$. Issa win.
Here we have the Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer:
I’ve never heard of these? I’m guessing you use it in the shower as a sponge with built in body wash, duh-it’s VERY fragrant, like the scent is STRONG. Very flowery. Not sure about it.
The star sponge is sort of hard, I’m sure it triples in size and gets all sudsy and smelly. I’ll let you know after I use it-this retails for 20$. **Update** I used it. It’s was a little rough (hence the exfoliating factor) but on arms and legs it was fine. It got sudsy but not TOO much-you could control that by how wet you got it. I like it-my skin felt refreshed after my shower. It’s a keeper.
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream:
This is one of the highly anticipated items in the box-Elemis is a high end pricey brand and this cream is no exception. Retails for 89$. It’s a day cream, you apply it every morning, so the instructions say. It’s supposed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, moisturize, and visibly improve fine lines. It’s got Gingko biloba, rose, and mimosa in it, as well as “a potent cocktail of seaweeds”.
The fragrance is light, and texturally it’s not greasy, it’s light, and pleasant. I hope it’s not TOO bomb because having to pay 89$ for another would sting. **Update** not greasy on the skin at all-absorbs nicely. Love it.
Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Blush & Highlight Palette
I was hoping to get the setting powder, but oh well. This is cute-I have a ton of blush and highlighter, however, so meh. With 2 blushes and one highlighter, this retails for 26$. That’s a lot for what you get.
Wander Beauty is everywhere now, and they’re not bad. The palette is cute, but nothing we haven’t seen before and probably nothing I’d buy on my own.
I’m super excited over this, because we’ve never received anything like this in a Boxy.
The PYT Mini Hair Straightener is super cute, purse sized, and packs a punch. I tried it the day it came and it heats up fast, and gets HOT. It came with a somewhat flimsy case, but whatever. Its small size makes it awesome for travel-I guess you could even bring it with you just going out for the night. That would be a little weird, but it’s doable. This is an 75$ hair tool, y’all. Quite decent too.
Also, the tarte Glitter Lip Paint
This is REALLY pretty. It’s obviously a gloss, and has a ton of little multi colored micro glitters.
Photos don’t really do it justice-you can use it alone or as a topper-retails for 20$. It’s comfortable-you don’t feel the glitter at all on your lips, and it’s not super sticky. Nice gloss product-I’ll definitely use it.
This next one isn’t very thrilling to me-I have to check the reviews on it, maybe it’s good-Grande Cosmetics GrandeMascara. It says it’s infused with a blend of peptides, panthenols and natural waxes. It’s water-resistant as well.
The component is a brushed metal, and texturally I’m not a fan. I don’t like the feel of it AT ALL.
I’ll give it a go-I have a difficult time finding a good mascara, as I’ve said before my lashes are sparse, puny, and I feel like resistant to looking good. This mascara retails for 25$, I feel like that’s a lot for mascara. We shall see.
Last, but absolutely not least, is the Violet Voss Holy Grail palette.
Oh Em Gee. This palette is GORGEOUS. I can’t wait to dig in to it-the shades are stunning.
I feel like it’s super wearable and versatile-you’ll get a ton of different looks out of her. I’m not swatching the whole thing because 20 pans, but here are a few:
The mattes were beautifully pigmented and creamy, the shimmers are stunning-it seems like an absolutely fantastic palette. This may be my favorite out of the box. The Violet Voss HG palette retails for 45$. A little pricey, but you get 20 gorgeous, wearable pans.
That does it for the December BoxyLuxe, guys. Overall I’m pretty happy, 49.99$ for a 387$ value? Damn.
Talk soon, Lovelies