BoxyCharm - November and December 2016

Another catch up post!  I thought I would still give you a peek at what I received in my November and December 2016 BoxyCharm boxes even though it is now February!  I figured it would still give you an idea of what you can expect to receive from BoxyCharm.

The 'theme' for November was 'Let Us Take You Down To Groovy Town' -

BoxyCharm November 2016 - Groovy Town!

BoxyCharm November 2016 - Groovy Town!

I was initially excited by what I received in my November box, but sadly some of the products just weren't for me.  In the November 'Groovy Town' box I received -

The contents of the November 'Groovy Town' BoxyCharm.

The contents of the November 'Groovy Town' BoxyCharm.

  • Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette - I was really looking forward to this palette as I loved the one I received in September.  This one that I received for November was called 'Cool Down' and is mostly cool toned shades.  I prefer warm shades on myself.  The pigmentation and lasting power are great on these shadows though.  $49.95 USD
  • Crown Brush C513 Pro Detail Crease - I am not sure where they get the idea that this is a crease brush!  For me it is far to small for that.  I like using it to smudge out liner, it works great for that.  I liked the added touch of the little groove in the handle, it made control so much easier.  $12.99 USD
  • Makeup Geek Blush - I love that I am getting MUG in my BoxyCharm!  I received the shade 'Main Squeeze' which is described as a 'muted coral with a matte finish'.  I love matte blushes as than i can control how much shimmer there is with my highlighter.  The blush lasts all day without my face eating them up.  $10.00 USD
  • Vintage Illuminating Face Highlighter - I received the shade 'Rose Gold'.  It looks beautiful in the pan but I found it to be a bit to chunky for my cheeks for my liking.  It does however make a great eyeshadow!  $32.00 USD
  • SKYN Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye pen -  I haven't used this as of yet..But I will soon! $20.00 USD

All in all not a bad box, just a few things that i had to find different uses for them to work for me.  The November box had a value of $124.94 USD, not bad considering I paid around $35.00 CAD!  

The theme for the December BoxyCharm was 'Makeup On Pointe - 

BoxyCharm December 2016 - Makeup On Pointe.

BoxyCharm December 2016 - Makeup On Pointe.

I was surprised to see another full size palette in the December BoxyCharm, this one seemed like it would be a great dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3.  In the December 'Makeup On Pointe' box I recieived - 

The contents of the December 'Makeup On Pointe' BoxyCharm.

The contents of the December 'Makeup On Pointe' BoxyCharm.

  • Pure Cosmetics Eyeshadow palette - This palette reminds me so much of the Naked 3 by Urban Decay.  The shades aren't exact dupes but the tones are so close.  The pigmentation is ok, not as good as Urban Decay but still not bad.  I wouldn't personally pay $50 USD for this palette, I would just get the Urban Decay for that price, if the palette was around the $30 USD mark it would be more than worth that.  $50.00 USD
  • Purlisse Pur-Eye Adore Serum - Another eye cream, is BoxyCharm trying to tell me something?!  I haven't tried this one out yet either...I really do need to get on that..  $65.00 USD
  • IBY Beauty Lip Liner - I received this lip liner in the shade 'Lovely' which is a nice pink/mauve shade.  I have used this under a few pale nude shades and ended up with a nice mauvey type shade!  It lasted fairly well, about 5 hours, until I ate lunch.  The liner is nice and creamy and I would consider purchasing more of them if they were $14 CAD!  $14.00 USD
  • OFRA Metallic Liquid Lipstick - I received the shade 'Napa Valley', I think everyone did!  This shade is just to far out of m comfort zone, I didn't even try it!  I do have another OFRA Liquid Lip in the shade 'Pasadena' and I really like it.  They aren't to drying and last forever!  I wish OFRA was easier to get in Canada.  $19.90 USD
  • Model Co. Shimmer Bronzer - This is a very warm toned bronzer that has quite a bit of shimmer in it, hence the name 'Shimmer Bronzer'!  I think I will get more use out of this as the weather gets warmer, I am not a huge fan of using bronzer with shimmer in it, I much prefer to be able to control the amount of shimmer I put on my face.  $$24.00 USD

Not the best box I have received to date, but still not to bad.  The value of the December box was $172.90 USD!!!  I have been fairly impressed with my BoxyCharm, the value is definitely there.  BoxyCharm is $21.00 USD a month with free shipping in the US, we Canadians pay an extra $5 shipping a month, with the exchange rate it ends up being just under $35 CAD a month.  What I enjoy about BoxyCharm is that I have only received FULL SIZED products!  No tiny face products that you can't get a face brush into.  

Do you get BoxyCharm?  Or any other monthly subscription boxes?  How do you like them?