A few months back, I shared my thoughts on a new subscription box called Boxwalla. Since that post, I have had the opportunity to experience other beauty boxes from them and I wanted to share some of my thoughts — and my favorite discoveries!
First, I would like to review my current box, which is from Boxwalla’s Wandering Woman series. I am over the moon excited about this box because I am delighted by each and every product in this one. Have you ever received a subscription box before and your only reaction was a mix of “meh” and disappointment? I know you are sitting there nodding your head, especially if you are an Ipsy or Birchbox subscriber. I mean no offense to either of those services; it’s just that I used to be routinely underwhelmed with each month’s delivery and ultimately cancelled both. My experience with Boxwalla, on the other hand, has been quite the opposite.
After 9 years of blogging, THIS lipstick is my favorite
Before I review my current box, I want to share my holy grail lipstick with you! This was in a previous beauty box from Boxwalla that I just never had a chance to get to writing about. I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about this lipstick, though.
In fact, it’s the first time in years that I have had a color AND formula I was so smitten with that I actually hit the bottom of the tube. The last one that had that effect on me was the long-discontinued Estee Lauder Futurist Lipstick in Divine Wine that I first bought in 1999. Well, Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick is the best natural lipstick that I have come across in my nine years of blogging.
My shade is called Reflection, which was initially intimidating. If you look only at the photo on the website, it looks like a dark purple. On the lips, it translates to a beautifully cheerful ripe berry. It is my go-to shade and I am about to place an order for another tube. I just cannot bear to be without this one, despite having dozens of similar shades in my arsenal. This is just the one. See below:
I say that this is lipstick perfection not just because it is a color I am in love with, but because this is the complete package. It comes in a stunning gold tube and the ingredients are top-notch: Organic Candelilla Wax, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Avocado Butter, Organic Grape Seed Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Elderberry Extract, Sweet Orange Oil; May Contain: Iron Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet
At $28 this one is more than I normally would pay for a lipstick. Some of you buy expensive handbags. I get mine at Marshall’s. Others splurge on the hair salon. I go to Super Cuts every 6 weeks and use Clairol Natural Instincts Medium Cool Brown every 4. My two splurges in beauty are It Cosmetics CC Cream and lipstick.
Thoughts on my latest Boxwalla Beauty Box
As with my other Boxwalla boxes, this one is a keeper. No duds. You see, each month, the box is so thoughtfully curated that it’s nearly impossible to not fall in love with every product in it. Each box tells a story, which is such a key difference between Boxwalla and all of the other subscription boxes.