I’ve been delaying this post for quite some time now. Possibly because it’s the most expensive subscription box I’ve ever had AND I’ve already been subbed for a year! But since I’ve already done similar posts for Ipsy and for Sephora, I just felt like this post NEEDED to happen too lol.
This post will have the same layout as my Ipsy and Sephora posts, just without the bag ratings because this one will have a box value instead.
Let’s get started shall we, because this will certainly be interesting.
December 2017 / / Glitz & Glam
This was my first box EVER and I was nervous because I wasn’t too sure about what kind of products to expect. The only thing I knew was that I’d be getting FULL SIZE products and that was something I was definitely willing to spend money on lol.
It wasn’t a bad box, but a year later, I still don’t seem to reach for the bronzer and cheek palette as much. The mascara is still put away because I have a ton, but the brush I do reach for OFTEN. Crown Brushes make some of the best brushes!
Box Value: $118.95
January 2018 / / Rock 2018
My second box was far more exciting than the first because I saw a good variety of products: eyes, face and lips. I did like that the main product, the Glam Metals palette matched the box’s theme quite well. Of course that was it, lol.
Again, the palettes I don’t reach for as often. The IT Cosmetics Brow Power pencil was my favorite for MONTHS until I found something better. It also seems to get dry fairly quickly so that’s a bummer. I did really like the primer and use it every once in a while, while the lipstick is one I reach for A LOT! One of my favorite shades and formulas so far.
Box Value: $148.99
February 2018 / / Galaxy Glow
In terms of box theme, of course this one was my favorite! Galaxy anything? Sign me up! I also felt like this was one of those few boxes where at least an item or two matched the box theme perfectly.
I am getting good use out of the empty palette for my singles, the lip scrub is amaze-balls, and the brushes are the softest! I’m not even mad that I keep getting Crown Brushes because they’re so well made! Keep them coming! This was also my first time trying something from CoverFX and I was blown away!
Box Value: $126.99
March 2018 / / Baecation
For some reason this box screamed “SPRING” to me, or maybe I was just so into spring and all the spring colors at the time, so getting this box was definitely exciting.
I felt like this box was thoughtfully put together. We were heading into the new season, and the eye gels were definitely something to have to refresh the skin. I also used the blush often and it still stands as one of my favorite ones this year.
Mascara is put away of course, and the brushes I use every so often. I try not to use them as much only because I don’t want to ruin the white bristles LOL. As for the palette, that’s another story… Read my review of it if you’re interested lol.
Box Value: $112.76
April 2018 / / Eye Candy
I remember being super excited for this box, mostly because of the Colourpop palette that we were getting. I do wish I would have gotten a different one, just because there was one I had my eye on, lol. Oh well.. The palette was pretty decent.
I really did like the palette itself. I know a few bloggers weren’t as impressed with it, I do however don’t have much experience with CP’s formulas so to me it was good. I do reach for the MAC lipstick often, just because it’s such a nice everyday shade when I want something subtle. The brow gel was also nice to have to sort of cancel out the orange tones in my eyebrow pencils.
Box Value: $121.95
May 2018 / / Boxy Bash
It was Boxycharm’s birthday in May! I forgot which one specifically, but yay for them!
I liked almost everything. The brushes were amazing and soft and I do use them often. The CoverFX primer wow’ed me and the gel liner was quite nice too, but that I don’t use as much. Probably should..
The products I wasn’t too fond of were the sculpting palette, only because the formula was inconsistent. I think the shades were supposed to be universally flattering, but only one seemed to look good on me.. And the lipstick.. Don’t even get me started! It was the worst! I ended up throwing it away in my declutter post lol.
That aside, this box had the HIGHEST VALUE!
Box Value: $166.99
June 2018 / / Caribbean Queen
This box was possibly one of my favorites, even though I haven’t used all the products. The eyeliner pencil I ended up putting it in a giveaway pile, and the lashes are put away until I can figure out how to apply them properly. Still learning here!
Out of the three products I DID try, I liked them all! The bum bum cream has a strong scent but it does make my skin super smooth, I love it! The brushes from Luxie I could never turn away because they’re some of the best! And the Alamar Cosmetics palette was possibly one of my favorites this year!
From here on out I don’t have the full box reviews because I’ve been slacking. Just haven’t had the time but I’ve been slowly making my way through the palettes.
Box Value: $134
July 2018 / / Roadtrippin
This box’s theme was…plain? It didn’t wow me. None of the products JUMPED out at me when I opened my box. I passed on the Chella eyebrow product, and the mascara was put away.
I think I only swatched the blush, never actually worn it. But again, I’m trying to turn that around. I’ve just been trying to use up my products for my project pan first. The Crown Brush palette was pretty good. I think it had some nice shades for the fall, and it’s a perfect palette for those who love warm tones, though there are a LOT of warm toned palettes, so the market may be over-saturated with them.
One product I do use often is the Dr. Brandt Needles No More eye de-puffing gel. It’s a part of my morning skincare routine. I should have a YT video of that routine pretty soon!
Box Value: $133.98
August 2018 / / Life of the Party
This box had the LEAST VALUE out of them all, and it’s also my LEAST FAVORITE box out of them all. And no, it’s not because of Laura Lee’s involvement with it, I promise..
The chocolate gel liner and the Smashbox lipstick I put in a giveaway pile because I know I’ll never use a brown/chocolate eyeliner and I will never reach for that shade of lipstick, ever. The lashes are put away until I’m better at applying them, so they technically don’t count as a disliked/liked product.
I did decide to give the palette a chance despite the fact that the creator isn’t one of my favorite people. But it let me down. I recently posted the full in-depth review for it, for whoever is interested in reading it.
I still am trying to make up my mind about the cuticle oil, I’m not sure I love it as much as I thought I would, though it’s easy to apply. And the eye masks.. I tried them once and they felt odd so I’ve been putting them off to try them again another time. I will sometime this month. If I like them, I’ll keep the last pack, if not, in the giveaway pile it goes.
Box Value: $108
September 2018 / / Wild Flower
The theme was quite pretty and the packaging of the products goes with it too. I did like that I received a cool-toned palette for the first time ever lol.
I still need to try a bunch of these products so I don’t have any first impressions/reviews for these yet, but they all seem like great products.
The only product I did try was the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale palette and just posted my first impressions on it yesterday. I cannot wait to play with it a bit more.
Box Value: $117
October 2018 / / Alter Ego
The theme for this box was oddly reminiscent of a bag from Ipsy a few years back. Same title lol. Nothing serious, just making an observation. 🙂
Again, haven’t tried anything from this box either because I’ve been trying to catch up on products I’ve been getting before this box. I got a lot of makeup to go through after my birthday haul lol.
I did try the PÜR Midnight Masquerade palette yesterday for the first time and I even created a look that I will hopefully be posting sometime tomorrow, video included. The first impressions post/video for the palette should be coming sometime before the month ends.
Box Value: $134
November 2018 / / Goal Digger
One of my favorite, aesthetically pleasing boxes of the entire year!
Literally everything is gold!! It’s a beautiful box! Since I just got this box recently, I still haven’t tried anything, but I will be filming a “Trying On New Makeup” video for my channel possibly today, and will be sure to include a few items from this box!
Box Value: $109.98
Ok so this is going to hurt seeing this lol..
Box Cost: $21/month = $252 (for 12 moths)
The total spent on this sub box for a year was an insane amount that I probably didn’t even spend on my October haul alone lol. I think that by paying it three months in advance or more, it’d be far cheaper. I however, don’t want to make that kind of commitment in case I need to cancel it right away for whatever reason. Not that I want to, we’ll see. 😉
Despite the great amount I’ve spent on this sub box this year, the grand value for all the boxes for an entire year was quite impressive!!
12 Boxes, Total Value = $1,655.35!!
Holy crap!! That’s more than a full month’s worth of rent and bills put TOGETHER! WOWW!! I’m so blown away by how much it actually was for everything. I literally payed maybe like 15% of that for EVERYTHING! However, since I did get rid of a few things, that number probably decreased, but not by a lot.
For the sake of not making this post longer than it already is, I’m just going to say that I’ve been pleased with the boxes each and every month. The fact that some products are disappointing has nothing to do with the sub box itself, so if you’re looking to grow your makeup collection a bit, I’d definitely recommend getting it. I for one am sure glad I cancelled my Ipsy and Sephora to keep this one! 😉
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P.S. Be on the lookout for my Eyebrow Routine video on my channel sometime later today!