Subscribing to Boxycharm in 2019 felt like riding a rollercoaster of emotions. As with all subscription box services, some monthly boxes contained products I liked better than others. Although I felt like December’s box contained great products, was the January 2020 Boxycharm any good?Â Please keep reading for my unboxing of the January 2020 Boxycharm!
What was in the January 2020 Boxycharm Box?
Ace Beaute Vintage Dawn Eyeshadow Palette | $34.99, CF
Ace Beaute is one of the indie brands that I’ve been dying to try. In fact, I longed for the Grandiose and Flair Palettes since palettes they launched. After seeing a few spoilers, online I realized that either the Vintage Dawn Eyeshadow Palette or the Scarlett Dusk Eyeshadow PaletteÂ came in the January box.
Receiving either palette would have been fine. However, I love that the Vintage Dawn Palette feels like an interesting take on a half-neutral, half-colorful palette.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask | $22.00, CF
Glow Recipe is one of the hottest clean skincare brands on the market. Everyone raves about theÂ Watermelon Sleeping Mask* online. I contemplated picking up one of the Glow Recipe holiday sets containing this mask, so I am glad that I held off!
Grande Cosmetics Grandedrama Intense Thickening Mascara | $25.00, CF
Although I know I am blessed with long, black lashes, Grande Cosmetics’ lash and brow serums always tempt me. However, as someone with vision problems, I am always nervous about chemicals near my eyes.
Nevertheless, receiving the Intense Thickening Mascara* excited me! This is a “safe” product for me to test from the brand. If I like this mascara, I’m likely to feel more comfortable trying one of the brow or lash serums!
Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter | $36.00, CF
When the Too Faced Pretty Rich Collection released in 2019, I didn’t feel called to purchase anything. However, I am happy to receive the Diamond Light Highlighter* based on swatches I’ve seen online.
Wander Beauty Trip for Two Blush and Bronzer Duo | $36.00, CF
Would you believe that I never tried Wander Beauty? I was thrilled to finally receive something from the brand in this month’s Boxycharm. Also, I wear powder blush and bronzer almost daily, so I’m excited to try this duo!
Final Thoughts on the January Box
Y’ALLLLLLLLL. Without a doubt, the January 2020 Boxycharm Box was worth the $25.00 price tag. Moreover, this month’s box impressed me the most out of all the boxes I received.
Not only did this month’s box contain a mix of well-known indie and mainstream brands, but the January 2020 Boxycharm contained a great variety of products! I liked that each product was worth ~$25-$35.00. I noticed that when Boxycharm includes a luxury product within a box, the other products are more likely to be duds.
Believe it or not, I literally smiled as I wrote this post. I felt so happy with the box contents this month. I am genuinely excited to try each of the products.
I will be keeping everything!Â [Edit – 6/22/20: I decluttered the Too Faced Highlighter after trying it one time. Ultimately it was too pink for me.]
Rating: 5/5 StarsÂ
But was the January 2020 Boxycharm too good to be true….
With all the above praise being said, deep down, I am skeptical as to why I received such an amazing box this month. In previous months, I usually received one or two of the products featured in the monthly ads and sneak peaks.
My attempt to cancel my subscription feels like the reason why I received all of the most-desirable products this month. When attempting to cancel Boxycharm, the service prompted me multiple times to keep my subscription. After pushing past the first “are you sure you wan’t to cancel” prompt, I saw a sneak peak of the featured items in this month’s box.
All in all, at this point I am still undecided if I will renew my subscription. Stay tuned for next month’s unboxing to see what I decide!
Have you tried any of the products included in the January 2020 Boxycharm? What product from this month’s box are you most excited to try? Please let me know in the comments below.0