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BoxyCharm January 2017 Spoiler #2!

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We have the latest January 2017 Boxycharm spoiler!

Every subscriber will receive either:


A So Susan Fan Brush OR A Crown Brush Fan Brush

And all subscribers will receive:


Vintage Cosmetics Illuminating Face Highlighter Duo Set – Value $35

What do you think of the latest January 2017 Boxycharm spoiler?

If you haven’t signed up for this box yet, it is $21 a month. Check out my reviews of Boxycharm boxes, our posts of Boxycharm Spoilers for future updates!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. the full spoilers are on they have variations this month too.

    • That was a disappointing peek at this months box. The only thing I’m looking forward to is the fan brush and possibly the Adesse nail polish. I guess body butter isn’t bad…but highlighter and bronzer? I hope the bronzer isn’t in all boxes. I would have cancelled, actually, if they hadn’t shorted me a item last month and are sending it in the January box.

    • Pretty underwhelmed. That looks like the Adesse Brightening Base Coat I received in my November Ipsy bag, and the Glow for a Cause body butter from my September Ipsy bag. Neither of which I was particularly impressed with. Womp womp!

  2. I am so excited for the fan brush. I don’t care which one I get because the crown brush looks nicer but the other one has a higher retail value. Either way it’s a win. I got the vintage highlighter two months ago. Well I like, I am slightly disappointed that they’re sending it out again. I feel like they should have waited a couple more months.

    • It’s not the exact same product, though. This is a limited edition with two totally different shades. If it were exactly the same, I’d be disappointed, but since it’s not, I’m excited. And with Ipsy having told me they’ll send me a brush this month, this means I’ll be getting two new ones to play with. 🙂

      • I know it’s a different color. I just don’t like that they’re sending another vintage highlighter after I got one in November’s box. If they waited til March I wouldn’t mind. I just don’t like getting them so close together.

      • Agree that the shades are not the same. But, it’s a Highlighter again from the same company and the same kind.. This month is quite a bummer for me 🙁:-(

  3. I received the vintage highlighter last month, and I absolutely love it. I have no problem having two more shades of highlighters to choose from, as this is one of my favorites already. And a freaking fan brush,!?! Yes please honey! Mama always needs more brushes, and she doesn’t have a fan one yet.

    This is my 3rd month with boxy and Ohhhh my god I couldn’t be happier.

    • Same here i have a lot of brushes but not a fan one so im excited as well. Thanks Boxy…

  4. These spoilers are exciting. I was so bummed about the lip color last month. I tried wearing it on New Year’s Eve figuring it would be my only opportunity. Nope. It made me look ill. It’s a shame too because I love the formula and the scent, but it just wasn’t even remotely flattering.

  5. Last month I didn’t care for the box at all. I already have the naked 3 palette and the buff one seems like a knock off even though it’s the same price. I love ofra but hated that color. The nail polish was pretty but I get gels and I got Iby eye liner so overall didn’t like anything. But I get that many people would love to get that palette and traded it for an awesome mascara that I had discovered in a previous boxycharm and a set of eyelashes. My point is I’m really hoping for something good this month. I wasn’t impressed by the vintage highlighter a brush is always cool I love crown brushes but I think I would prefer the other because it’s a different shape then the fan brush I have. The RV isn’t really a factor for me because I think value is subjective. Like I wanted the 3 sheet masks 2 months ago over the the marjula oil knew I would get more use out of them. I’m really hoping for a skin care product this month. Fingers crossed 🤞

  6. Last month I got the small magic eraser and IBY lip liner in coca and polish. Last months box was “So bad” Not in a good way. The Ofra lipstick was to dark. Only the palette was ok. This months box seems better than last months so far. I

    • Just now got off the waitlist so I can rest easy and be super excited!!!

      • How long did it take? I’m still waiting.

        • Well I first signed up December 28th, so counting that day, 6 days. It felt like an eternity, they must have a huge influx of new subscribers. I’m guessing I’ll get January’s and not Decembers and January’s.

      • Jesse, me too! I was only on it few weeks, but I’m happy to finally be off it and I finally got off of Sephora Play waitlist, too.
        Crazy to be so happy about something I have to pay for, buts the little things that make our day!

  7. I need one of these!

  8. OK I know these brushes are basically the same but the So Susan brush is valued at $18 something and the Crown brush is only valued at $5 something. That is so unfair. All the popular you tubers and bloggers are going to get the higher valued one and us nobody’s are going to get the $5 one. BoxyCharm is not fair with all these widely priced variations.

    • Imho, the Crown one looks better.

      • Agreed. Either way I will be happy because I’ll either get the higher end brush or the one that LOOKS more higher end. :p

    • Perhaps if you get the cheaper crown brush ( I have a lot of their stuff and haven’t hated it) you might get a more valuable mystery item?

      • Hopefully your right. Although, the last few months, I’ve only gotten the lower valued items. Almost feels like I’m getting leftover crap they have lying around. I can say I do have a Crown angled blush brush that I love and use everyday so maybe I will love the fan brush just as much 🙂 all in all, I really cannot complain as we only pay $21 a month (we’ll $22.37 as I live in Fl and we have to pay sales tax) and the value of the highlighter alone is worth more than I pay 🙂

  9. Yay! I was hoping for a fan brush to accompanying the highlighter 😊

  10. I cancelled after last month. Not excited at all with these spoilers so I guess made the right decision. I don’t need a highlighter or fan brush. And it sucks for those that already got that highlighter like 2 months ago to get it again. Who uses up a highlighter at all let alone in 2 months. I don’t care for where Boxycharm is going with repeat products and the unfair variations in boxes. I hope they go back to the way it used to be with everyone getting the same thing.

    • I got the highlighter 2mo ago and mines almost gone. I use it for a highlight, eye shadow, setting powder, etc. Its very versatile. And also the one for this month are different colors. I’m excited for this one as well. I was upset to get the cougar powder last month as I already got it a few months back and didn’t like it and then I got the same one again. That was disappointing.

      • Did you contact customer service about receiving a duplicate? They would probably send you something new. It’s worth asking.

    • EXACTLY. I literally just got this vintage highlighter 2 months ago and it’s the same exact color that doesn’t suit me at all B(

      • if you follow them on snapchat you would know they are not the same color its just the same brand but different color 🙂

      • Boxycharm did a snapchat searching the shades and they are completely different than the one a couple of months ago. I could not be more excited for this month! I’m hoping for the Crown brush too because while less expensive, it looks much better and the other crown brushes I have rock!

        • *swatching

  11. Ahhh! and I just bought a fan brush! But that’s okay, I can never have enough brushes. This month ends my 3 month BF deal, however, I really think I might keep this sub, every month has been amazing so far!

  12. Just subscribed after seeing these spoilers! I love me a good highlighter and I’ve been wanting a fan brush for a while now. They charged my card already, that means I will be receiving this month’s box right?

    • This confuses me about the waitlist. I’ve been on the waitlist since December 28th and they said December boxes were sold out. On my account it still has the option to subscribe but I’ve already subscribed so I don’t want to subscribe again and get charged twice. Very confusing.

      • I subscribed early last month and did receive the December box.
        I actually contacted them because the site is confusing but it just doesn’t seem to change once you’re subscribed. You can send them a quick email to double check and they should be able to verify. But I’d guess that you will receive the January box.

        • I did email them yesterday actually but all I got was a automated reply and that the current months box was out of stock. Never really confirmed my waitlist spot so I may email them again. 🤔

      • Yes, I’m so confused! After I subcribed, they sent me an email saying I would be receiving December’s box? I emailed them saying I subscribed to get this month’s box, not last month’s! I really hope they change it.

        • They cannot seem to make up their minds which box is sold out. I wonder if you’ll get January’s as well because if they already charged your card for last months you should be subscribed to get this months too?

      • don’t worry that happens it happened to me as well when i first subscribed but i received 2 boxes the next month for the previous and current, in my case it was because i subscribed in the last week of the month so i received it late

        • I suppose I’ll just have to wait some more to see if I get both or just January’s. I kind of wonder if the waitlist is a thing because there’s a lot of people who subscribed and were immediately charged? I suppose I was waitlisted because I subscribed at the end of December.

  13. I think Boxycharm is the best value for your money when it comes to beauty subscription boxes. Always looking forward to getting my box. Thank you for the spoilers.

  14. I really hope the third spoiler is something amazing. I’m okay with the highlighter, but a $5 fan brush?

    I’m not very excited for this month’s box at all.

    • I agree. Still have a ton of vintage highlighter from last month and don’t use fan brushes. So far not impressed at all.

  15. I really want this box! I’ve been needing a fan brush for quite some time. I signed up December 28th and got waitlisted. I’m hoping to get January’s box!

    • You shouldn’t be on the list too long, I am dropping the box. NOT because I don’t love it, because I do love the subscription, but I am starting nursing school and I don’t need to be spending the $20 on it every month if I am not able to work while in the program. I have had the subscription for over a year now and there will be hits and misses in each box for everyone, but I think it’s an amazing box to learn about new brands and products and get a huge bang for your buck. 😀

    • I don’t see the variations on my end. The only thing I see is one pic of the Jan box on the home page and it doesn’t look vert exciting

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