BoxyCharm Review | September 2017

It’s BoxyCharm time! Lately, BoxyCharm has been upping their game and including lots of well known brands, and this box is no exception. I love seeing brands I’m already a fan of in subscription boxes!

BoxyCharm Review September 2017 - Info Card

This box ended up being very well rounded and included products from the likes of Mac, Briogeo, and ColourPop to name a few.

BoxyCharm Review September 2017 - Contents

Let’s take a closer look!


BoxyCharm Review September 2017 - Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Palette

Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Palette

One of the reasons I love BoxyCharm so much is because of the fun and interesting palettes they include. I just recently tried a Pur palette for the first time and really loved it. But my initial impressions on the Soiree Diaries haven’t been quite as positive. At first glance, the colors are beautiful and perfect for everyday looks.

BoxyCharm Review September 2017 - Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Palette Colors

However they’re not as pigmented as I had hoped and the shimmers don’t wow me. I will be using this as a selection for One Week One Palette coming up soon, so stay tuned for my more in depth thoughts there.

BoxyCharm Review September 2017 - Briogeo and Mac

MAC Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil




I think we were all pretty pumped when we heard that BoxyCharm was going to be including a product from MAC in an upcoming box. However, I was hoping for something just a little more exciting than this. It’s a plain brown eyebrow pencil, and I have other brow pencils in my collection that I like much more. The product was a little too hard and tough and the packaging is not retractable. If you roll it up too much, you can’t roll it back down. This isn’t the type of product that would make me run to MAC to check out what else they have.

Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

This Briogeo mask is one I already know I love, and I also already own a full size! Even though I always enjoy discovering new products in subscription boxes, I’m never upset to receive more of a product I already love. This mask makes my hair feel so soft and smooth. It’s one of my favorite hair masks, and if you haven’t tried it I would highly recommend giving it a shot.

BoxyCharm Review September 2017 - ColourPop and Studio Makeup Powder

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Strut

Before the July BoxyCharm, I had never tried anything from the brand Colourpop. I wasn’t impressed with the Ultra Matte that had been included then, but I was excited to try the Ultra Satin that arrived in this box. This is a much more comfortable formula and seems like it would be easy to wear, but this color looks plain awful on me. It’s a brownish grey and frankly it makes me look like a corpse. It’s so hard to find a good lip color in a subscription box! It seems like they just throw in the ones that aren’t selling well.

Studio Makeup HD Powder




I’ve been on a bit of a mission lately looking for a new translucent setting powder, so this was a welcome addition to the box. I really enjoyed this! I’ve been using it to set my undereyes as well as the rest of my face and it works well in both areas. My face felt silky smooth after applying and helped my makeup stay in place all day. The only negative I have is that after a while it does start to feel a bit dry, so if you have dry skin it may not agree with you.

BoxyCharm Review September 2017 - Bodyography Brushes

Bodyography Brush Duo

I have to say, I was happy to see a brush set included in this box that didn’t come with a blending brush! It seems that blending brushes are the most popular to receive in boxes and I already have more than I know what to do with. Both of these brushes are great quality, and I’m especially a fan of the shader brush. I don’t have enough of those in my collection and this one applied eyeshadow beautifully.





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What did you think of the products in this month’s BoxyCharm?

One Week One Palette | Weeks 35 & 36

Welcome back to another installment of One Week One Palette! Because of my unusual schedule due to traveling, I decided to focus on two oldie but goodie palettes from my collection. During my one week away in Disney, I brought with me my stand-by, reliable travel palette. The following week, I was still on vacation but back at home. I wasn’t putting on makeup everyday, so I decided to use a palette that I already know and love rather than try something new in the days I did go out.

Here’s how the two weeks ended up!


Week 35: Studio Makeup On-The-Go The Warm Up Palette

One Week One Palette - Studio Makeup On-The-Go Palette

Before leaving on my trip, I debated taking one of my other travel friendly palettes instead of this one, but I just love this palette. It’s one of my favorites, and it isn’t even one of the most high end palettes I own. I’m constantly amazed that I discovered this palette in a BoxyCharm.

One Week One Palette - Studio Makeup On-The-Go Palette Colors

Look at that pan in the top left shade! I even find myself grabbing for that shade when another palette is missing a super light and shimmery color to fill in that gap. During my week in Disney, I was able to do quick looks in the morning before hitting the parks that still made me feel put together. In addition to the impressive shimmers, there are also perfect mattes for transition and deepening up a look. It really is a perfect, complete palette.




Week 36: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

One Week One Palette - Modern Renaissance

The week following our Disney vacation, I had a few additional days off from work. I was pretty thankful for this after our evacuation ordeal and was looking forward to some much needed rest. I only had a few days at the office and just wanted a reliable palette that I was already quite familiar with. Enter Modern Renaissance.

One Week One Palette - Modern Renaissance Colors

There’s a reason so many people in the beauty community talk about this palette: it’s just plain good. The colors are beautiful and create interesting, unique looks. I find it very easy to create something fun and dramatic with this. At the same time, it’s just as easy to create everyday, office-friendly looks as well. If you haven’t tried this Anastasia formula, be prepared for fallout and kick back with these shadows as they’re fairly powdery. However, I don’t find this to be enough of a problem to impact my love for this palette.




I’m sure both of these palettes will make numerous more appearances in my makeup rotation in the future.


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What’s your favorite palette to take traveling?