Boxycharm - September Box - Unboxing
Labels: beauty box, Boxycharm, Coastal Scents, Harvey Prince, NCLA, Subscription, Tarina Tarantino, tarte · Posted by Anya Breton at 8:41 PM
Based on a YouTube video I watched a few weeks ago, I decided to try out a new subscription service: Boxycharm. This one is for $21 a month. That's a bit higher than the Ipsy I'm used to, but I was willing to try it at least once.
I signed up on 9/4, as of the 21st I hadn't heard anything and my order was still listened as "Paid". I went ahead and emailed their customer service because the site said the boxes would ship between 5 to 10 business days after paying. The 21st was definitely after 10 business days.
They replied on the 23rd saying they'd mail me a new box and to keep the original box if it arrived. That sounded like a great deal and stellar customer service. I was pleased. On the 25th I received tracking, and the box arrived on the 29th.
I was so excited!
Here's the unboxing of it:
The box is so flattering!
There's not a lot of breathing room in there. Efficient or...?
Here's a full-sized Essie bottle for size comparison.
Here are the products inside (still in the boxes):
I did what I always do, I pulled the products out of their boxes so I could get a photo with them all lined up, unboxed, unboxed.
The spritz perfume had leaked a bit in its plastic bag, but it wasn't too bad. I wiped it down inside and out.
But uuuuhhh oh, this doesn't look good:
As I feared, one of the shadows cracked. Actually three of them cracked (three on the top row, starting from the right).
I prevailed though and got the shot! Unfortunately some of the cracked pigment is still overflowing on the bottom.
Here's the list of what was inside:
- tarte LipSurgen lip gloss - "exposed" - $19
- Coastal Scents Go Palette - Beijing - $12.95
- NCLA Nail Lacquer - "Model Behavior" - $16
- Tarina Tarantino - Fleur de Lash Mascara - Limited Edition - $19
- Hello by Harvey Prince spritz - $29
I haven't decided if I'm going to contact customer service about the cracked shadows or not. The other products look like they're going to be good, and they're all full-sized. The box is a good value, but the cracked shadows worry me. I don't want all that pigment floating around in my purse.
Regardless of how it turns out, I'll try another month.