What I Received in 6 Months of Boxycharm

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6 months of boxycharm

One question we see often from readers is whether or not certain boxes are worth committing to with a prepaid subscription. Some offer great discounts for buying in advance, and other boxes have fun perks that only annual subscribers get (like the ability to customize items in your box). How can you be sure that shelling out the big bucks in advance will pay off for you in the long run?

We’re excited today to kick off a new series, starting with Boxycharm! We’ve put together an overview of what we received in the last 6 months, including some of our favorite items and product discoveries. If you’re newer to Boxycharm, we hope this is an easy way to see what you can expect from this subscription long term.

Plus: You can also enter to win these 6 boxes at the bottom of this post! Special thanks to Boxycharm for supplying this prize.

What I Received In 6 Months of Boxycharm

Products By Category

6 months boxycharm eyeshadow palettes

For beauty subscriptions, we’re often asked what types of items you can expect to receive. Boxycharm typically sends 4-5 full-sized beauty products in each box, with an emphasis on cosmetics and makeup. Here’s a breakdown by category of our last six months from Boxycharm:

  • Eye Products: 5
  • Lip Products: 5
  • Brush Sets: 5
  • Eyeshadow Palettes: 4
  • Brow Products: 2
  • Highlighter/Bronzer Palettes: 2
  • Blush: 2
  • Skincare Treatments: 2
  • Primer: 2
  • Magnetic Z Palette: 1
  • Mascara: 1
  • Body Creme: 1
  • False Eyelashes: 1

6 months boxycharm lip products

(Boxycharm sometimes sends variations, so if you’ve also been a subscriber this year too, the products you received might be a bit different from our list.)

6 month boxycharm brush sets

The takeaway? Boxycharm definitely sends a lot of palettes and makeup brushes–this is truly a subscription for makeup addicts and those who want to build up their cosmetics collection!

For the categories that we did see a lot of, I was still happy with the variation. With the makeup brushes, for example, they all serve different purposes–May’s box had an eye and brow set, while February’s brushes were for face applications like foundation, contouring, and setting powder. Even the eye products we received varied: over six months, we received an eyeliner gel, a smoky eye pencil, brown eyeliner, a multi-purpose shimmer product, and only one black mascara. 🙂

Also, only one of these products was not a full-size product (June’s Brazilian Bum Bum Creme), which over a 6 month period for any subscription is awesome.

Total Retail Value

Each monthly Boxycharm always includes more than $100 worth of product at retail prices, so you’re guaranteed at least 4.76 times more in value compared to what you paid.

For January through June 2018, the retail value on our boxes totaled a whopping $813.50! If we subscribed month to month, we’d have paid just $126 total. That means what we received was worth 6.45 times what we paid. Put another way, it’s like receiving an 84.5% discount on the items in these boxes. 😱

And, that doesn’t take into account any additional savings you get with prepaid subscriptions.

Boxycharm Prepaid Subscriber Perks

Get a Discount on Your Monthly Box

Boxycharm doesn’t usually offer discounts on their monthly box, so buying a prepaid subscription is the only way you can get this box for less than $21 per month. Here are the payment options for Boxycharm:

  • Month-to-Month: $21 per box
  • 3 Months Prepaid: $19.66 per box, $59 total. Save $4 vs monthly.
  • 6 Months Prepaid: $19.33 per box, $116 total. Save $10 vs monthly.
  • 12 Months Prepaid: $19.25 a box, $231 total. Save $21 vs monthly–like getting 1 box free!

The 12-month subscription is the best value, but even the 3- and 6-month options will save you some cash.

Earn Loyalty Points

Boxycharm also has a point system, known as “Charms”. Every 1000 Charms you earn equals $10 to spend in their Charm shop, so you can get even more value out of your subscription throughout the year. (Check out past examples of what’s in the Charm Shop.)

Here’s how you earn Charms in your account:

  • Referrals: Earn 750 Charms for every friend you refer
  • Product Reviews: Earn 100 Charms for each product review
  • Loyalty: Earn 250 Charms every month just by staying a subscriber – no action needed!

Even if you don’t refer any friends or review products, just by subscribing you’ll earn enough points to get $10 to spend in the Charm shop every 4 months. That means annual subscribers get a minimum of $30 per year to spend!

And that’s just for subscribing: you can earn more than $100 total in Charm credits per year if you review all of the products available, and even more if you refer friends, too. That’s a great bonus on top of this already high-value subscription.

Win 6 Months of Boxcharm

This week only: enter below to win your very own “instant 6 month subscription” to Boxycharm, and we’ll ship you the January through June 2018 boxes!

Entries will be accepted through July 9th at noon Eastern. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Please note the winner’s boxes might be slightly different than the ones we’ve talked about in this post, since Boxycharm does send some variations. Special thanks to Boxycharm for providing this prize!

If the giveaway widget isn’t working for you, click here to open it in a new window.

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That wraps up our first 6-month subscription recap!

What did you think of this new type of post? Any suggestions for other topics to include, or which boxes to feature next?

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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 Pur palette.

    • The Aesthetica Pro Series Brushes

    • The alamar palette! Omg it’s amazing!!!

      • The Alamar Palette was awesome!

    • The Alamar Palette

    • The false lashes

  2. The brushes! I love getting brushes! ❤️

    • Agreed! ♡

    • Me too! The luxie brushes are my fave!

    • Yes brushes!

  3. The Alamar pallet is AMAZING! Such good quality. Boxycharm always kills it

    • Agree

      • The brushes!

        • Yes the brushes 🙂

          • Yess the brushes!!

  4. The Luxie Brushes and I’m the minority here but the Cover Fx primer I use daily and absolutely love!

    • Completely agree on the primer – it’s become so much a part of my normal routine I forget it was from Boxy

    • I am with you on both counts. 🙂

  5. I love the palettes! They’re always the spoiler that makes me consider subscribing to boxycharm.

    • I also vote for palettes! I don’t necessarily even use all of the colors, but they’re just so pretty.

  6. I want all the primers! This girl needs some spackle!

    • Same!

    • The CoverFX was amazing! My skin is so soft when I use it!

  7. I love getting the brushes! I needed them 🙂

  8. I love the Colourpop palettes! I love their brand, but I haven’t had a chance to try their eyeshadow.

    • I love the Colorpop pallet, it’s my favourite go-to😍

    • I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE COLOURPOP PALLETTE FOR SURE. i love this brand so much 🙂 Also the Ofra liquid lip…

  9. Alamar palette and Ink Gel eyeliner from pretty vulgar are AMAZING!

    • my faves too

  10. Lip products

  11. the alamar palette, but i bet my favorite will be something i wasn’t expecting!

  12. The Alamar palette is my favorite item from Boxycharm so far this year. The colors are super fun and the shadow is great quality.

  13. The brushes and bum bum cream

  14. The brushes

  15. I always enjoy getting brushes and masks.

  16. I loved the Dr Brandt face mask.

  17. I love colourpop palette!!

  18. Eye shadows and lip products for the win! (They all win really)

  19. The Alamar palette.

  20. The Alamar palette.

  21. Any of those palettes, they are gorgeous.

  22. Well the bum bum cream smelled fab but I love the color pop palettes. I got My Little Pony and the pigment payoff is amazing.

  23. The ColourPop palette!

  24. Definently eye shadow palettes. I only own 1 palette and it would be nice to have more options.

  25. I’ve really been enjoying the Crown palette.

    • I have too…but the Pur Palette by Pur Minerals is my go to…I have green eyes…

  26. The palettes for sure! Alamar and Pur Cosmetics

  27. Any of the eyeshadow palettes!

  28. I don’t sub to Boxycharm now, but was excited to hear that they are including more skin care items in the future!

  29. Colourpop!

  30. Bum bum cream!

  31. Colour pop pallete!

  32. Bum Bum and any of the palettes!

  33. Colourpop palette 😍 like the semi precious one

  34. Lip products!

  35. Brushes.

  36. The bum bum cream!

  37. love the bum bum cream.

  38. Palettes and brushes.

  39. The Alamar Eyeshadow Palette!

  40. A Colourpop palette would be great to win!! I love Colourpop and haven’t gotten any of their palettes yet. I just subscribed to Boxycharm and to get these past boxed would be AMAZING!!!

  41. Bum bum cream is my favorite

  42. I think the May brow brushes and contour set look great! I really like seeing it laid out like this – now I am kind of wishing I’d gone with 6 months of Boxycharm rather than ~8 months of IPSY to restock my makeup collection.

  43. I’m a fan of the eyeshadow palettes

  44. I would like the spoolie brush set and the Mane eye masks.

  45. Alamar Eyeshadow Palette

    Also love this idea! Because some boxes have really off months and then really good months. So it’s good to see how it balances out over time and what the value is!

  46. The bum bum cream

  47. I love the pallets that Boxy sends, this sub is the best!

    • Agree!!

  48. Oh my goodness. I love this new feature! It is not eye shadows every month! I would have sworn it was. Thanks.

  49. Love this idea, thank you!

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