If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I am quite obsessed with my Boxycharm subscription, and with good reason, because the value of the box is amazing versus the cost. You can read about how to sign up over here.
My unboxing is a bit different this month as I have actually used the products for a week or 2 so that I can actually review them for you. Also, I am collaborating with Melanie from Melanie’s Nook, as she has also recently signed up, so she will be sharing what she got in her box (boxes are not identical) and what she thought of the products. You will find the link to her post at the end of this post, so lookout for it 🙂
The theme for this month was #BohoGlow and I think the ‘highlight’ for all of us….was the highlight. he he. I’ve never owned an Ofra highlighter, so I was over the moon to find out we’d all be getting one in our April box. Let’s dive in 😉
Rodeo Drive Highlighter – Ofra Cosmetics ( RSP R550/$35)
I was sooooo excited to receive these sponges, because Kathleen Lights raved about these and had them in a recent ‘Fave Face tools’ video that she had uploaded. If Kathleen loves them…the world loves them.
Unfortunately these sponges did not live up to the hype and Kathleen herself made a point of updating and saying that these sponges from the boxes were way different to the original sponges she loved. These swell to double the size when wet, which is usually a positive thing when it comes to beauty sponges, but in this case, not so much. The sponges are incredible dense and I found it was still wet 3 days later which makes me believe it must suck up a lot of product. I however do use the sharp end for digging into the concealer palette and to then attempt a contour. So it’s not a total waste of time. Also you can use it to blend out your foundation but it’s a bit blotchy and the sponge does feel hard..like you’re pounding your face.
Concealer Palette by Measurable Difference (RSP $19,99)
Featuring 16 versatile shades, this makeup set works for any skin tone. The creamy, blendable formula melts perfectly into the skin, making any blemish or skin flaw disappear.
I saw a lot of complaints that this palette was dry and barely useable, but also many comments saying they loved the palette. I saw Alexis Jayda use it in a tutorial and she did not slam it by any means, so I was hopeful that it was workable. Indeed it was.
Coconut…you know the drill! I am there like white on rice….or coconut husk? Anyways….moving along. There were 3 masks in the box. This mask feels like gel and as a result I found it to be quite slippery. Also once I put it down, it was difficult to move it around my face to fit properly. That aside though, it had a lovely scent and I felt like the mask had just enough serum on it. Sometimes a mask dries out before the time is up, or there’s so much serum you feel like you’re wasting half of the mask. This had the perfect ratio in my opinion.
The next day I felt like my pores were non existent, but I have also added another new product to my skincare routine, so I can’t say that the mask is the hero, but it definitely left my skin feeling hydrated and it looked brighter. I really enjoyed this mask.
So the total for this month’s Boxycharm was $130.99/R1 740 and I spent around R400 on the box and shipping. I’m still shook guys that Boxycharm makes this possible.
If you’d like to sign up, please feel free to use my code as it takes forever to earn charms, so referrals help all of us <3 Also, please don’t forget to check out what Melanie got in her box over here.
That’s it for this month’s Boxycharm. What do you think? Have you signed up? Which product here is something you’d like to try?
PS I’m not sure what the issue is with my spacing after I published this post. Apologies for the terrible format 🙁