Unboxing My Boxy Charm December 2018 'Tis the Sea-Sun | The Highs and the Lows

Better late than never, so they say. True? I don't know. I do know that I'm scandalously late in presenting the December Boxy Charm beauty subscription box.


Procrastinator, Am I

One reason why I've procrastinated in posting this is simply because the December box wasn't the biggest hit, with me. Not because the products are bad ones. They aren't! It's just that the majority of the products are either not appropriate for my skin type or not to my personal taste. I'll explain.

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What is Boxy Charm?

Simply put, Boxy Charm is a monthly beauty subscription service that is packed with value and five full sized or generous travel sized makeup, skin care and/or hair care products. The $21.00 monthly cost is always covered by one product in the box, making the rest of the minimum $100.00 value all free goodies for you to enjoy. This box has a retail value of $169.00 I am someone who enjoys surprises and discovering and trying new things so subscription services like Boxy Charm is something that I really enjoy.

The theme of the December Boxy Charm Beauty Subscription Box is 'Tis the Sea-Sun. A grouping of beauty goodies curated to invoke sun, sand and holiday beauty fun. While I love the concept, not all of the offerings in this particular box made my socks roll up and down. I am really thrilled with a couple of them and this box was still a good one, filled with quality goods in my opinion. Read on to see what was in my December Boxy Charm.


PYT Mini Ceramic Styler $75.00 in Blue is the standout product in this box for me. I have cowlicks and in the past, I've dealt with them with either my blow dryer and a round brush or my full sized flat iron, neither of which is ideal. The dryer and brush are awkward and I've inflicted a couple of burns on myself with my straightener. Not fun or cute. This mini styler is perfect for knocking down cowlicks. I can get in nice and close to my scalp, slick those suckers down and move on. No burns, no dramz. This little gadget is also nice for quickly smoothing the odd wavy spot or crimp. I'm happy to have this iron.


Pretty Vulgar The Powder Room Translucent Setting Powder $32.00. This is a matte setting powder. I don't know if it would be compatible with my skin or not. Honestly, I'm hanging on to this product because it's so stinking cute in photographs and on my dressing table.


 Bodyography Lip Pencil $12.00 Timber. This gentle brown nude is going to be perfect for the right person. That person isn't me. I'm going to pass this along.


Tarte Tarteist Shimmering Lip Paint $20.00 in Strike Gold. This shimmering liquid lipstick looks sooo pretty in the tube but my lips and Tarte lippies don't get along very well so I left this unopened to send along to someone who can fully enjoy it.


Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask $30.00. I thought that this tube was a travel size but it's a full size. I didn't open it, as it wouldn't be right for my Sahara Desert dry skin. This mask will be moving on.

The Bottom Line

While this box wasn't a complete delight, I'm really tickled to have my mini straightener and that adorable jar of powder. It's going to make flatlays that much prettier. I also have three very nice products to toss in the giveaway stash so all in all, this box is a good one. 

If you like what you see or you're curious, you can sign up for Boxy Charm here. You can pay month to month or in three, six or twelve month blocks, whatever suits you and your budget and you can cancel any time. 

I just received my January box. Want a quick peek? 


Nice, huh? There is some good stuff in this box! You can get it, now.

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