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Originally Posted by kdrzrbck View Post

My complaint is that I feel I really didn't get one "deluxe" sample in my box where some people got multiple ones.

 

The only thing that would maybe be considered deluxe is the travel puff but how many uses can that thing really have in it? 


That kind of leads to the point I think we are all trying to make. You don't feel like you got something of value but Birchbox does. It's all subjective.

post #902 of 1385

Obviously I'd like my box to be worth at least $10.  My main desire is to have products I'd like to own or try.  A $100 cream I can't use, for example, is of less value to me than a $10 mascara.  My box this box is #1, and other than the lipstick which MIGHT be an okay color, none of the other items are of interest or value to me, regardless of monetary worth. 

 

I think most of us feel the same about this. I'm not nearly as concerned about the $ value of the box, as my need for or interest in the items.

 

I'd rather have a $13 box of stuff I like than a $45 box of duds. Of course everyone's idea of a dud or a lust is different. That's why I think BB needs to refine its beauty profiles because so many of us feel we got duds. Also the discrepancy between some of the sample sizes is quite glaring.

post #903 of 1385

Yeah I looked up the travel puff on Amazon and it says its worth $10.  So I guess I got what I paid for..

post #904 of 1385

Obviously each the of the items are going to be loved my some and ignored by others.  Each month there are always going to be some very happy people and some who are underwhelmed.  Hopefully it evens out after a few boxes. 

 

The main appeal of birchbox for me is a little surprise each month.  With the added benefit of maybe really enjoying a new item I would never have tried.  To me that's worth the $10. I do think people always like to feel like they got a "deal" though.  Which is why you see blogs and videos breaking down the monetary cost of the samples. 

 

The one "full size" item in my box this month (lip tattoos - gold glitterati) is actually the item I will get the least use out of.  Mainly due to the color.  Not quite sure I can pull off gold lips.  Haha.  The enjoyment I've gotten from everything else in the box so far has made it a good one for me. 

post #905 of 1385
This is what I was trying to say....thanks for clarfying for me.
post #906 of 1385

Well, first every box is worth $4- $5, automatically depending on how many items you get since you get $1 for every review.

 

Birchbox is working with a variety of cosmetic warehouses, those cosmetic warehouses are the ones who determine the size of the samples. Birchbox is merely doing what they said they are doing, putting it in your hands. If you don't like the price of those products, then perhaps this program isn't meant for you.

 

As for duds, I really feel a lot of that has more to do with the fact that the products being sampled are high end and come with a high end price tag which is simply not something one is willing to pay. I can understand that, I am both happy and sad I got the Malibu FIX cream last month. It retails for $125 a bottle but I also know that my sample packet is going to last awhile which means the full size product is also going to last awhile.

 

I'm not sure how to fix this issue but the most common one, I believe, is people's expectation levels. They are, put bluntly, set way too high.
 

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Originally Posted by pinktergal View Post

Obviously I'd like my box to be worth at least $10.  My main desire is to have products I'd like to own or try.  A $100 cream I can't use, for example, is of less value to me than a $10 mascara.  My box this box is #1, and other than the lipstick which MIGHT be an okay color, none of the other items are of interest or value to me, regardless of monetary worth. 

 

I think most of us feel the same about this. I'm not nearly as concerned about the $ value of the box, as my need for or interest in the items.

 

I'd rather have a $13 box of stuff I like than a $45 box of duds. Of course everyone's idea of a dud or a lust is different. That's why I think BB needs to refine its beauty profiles because so many of us feel we got duds. Also the discrepancy between some of the sample sizes is quite glaring.



 

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I know how you feel. I have gotten boxes like that in the past.  Where non of the items were really deluxe and some boxes got multiples.  Of course it is opinion based but generally speaking I think we all know the difference between deluxe samples vs the smaller ones.

 

Even the Juice Beauty Serum, Ive a little packet of that in and order I placed with Bloom. In my birchbox this time I got a tube of it. I would consider this one deluxe. and that Dark Spot treatment is a great size! 

 

But Like I said, I have gotten boxes like yours in the past and it is annoying. BUt not all of them are like that thank goodness.

 

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Originally Posted by kdrzrbck View Post

My complaint is that I feel I really didn't get one "deluxe" sample in my box where some people got multiple ones.

 

The only thing that would maybe be considered deluxe is the travel puff but how many uses can that thing really have in it? 



 

post #908 of 1385
Thread Starter 

Image 600 belong to box 3 not box 1. Box 1 image is 598.
 

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Originally Posted by hitomispouken View Post

 

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Yep the buffing beads its in box 1 they are WEI and it looks small


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Originally Posted by pinktergal View Post


This the URL I get when I click on the pic: xxxxxxxxxxxxx2012/february12box1

 

Also, the links posted on page 1 of  this thread show box #1 as exactly what's in my box in my BB account box page.



 



 



 

 

post #909 of 1385

My only complaint about this month's box is just that the samples I got were TINY - too small to really make up my mind about the product...it takes several uses for me to really get a feel for skincare products.  However, I've used the VMV eye serum I got last month daily since I got it and I still have plenty left, and that's an expensive product, so I guess it evens out!

post #910 of 1385


you are so awesome!!! 
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Main master list of individual boxes now up. Had to fight with Charter this morning since we keep dropping internet connection every 15 minutes or so for minutes at a time.



 

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Edited by Dena Fletcher - 2/12/12 at 3:12pm
post #912 of 1385

thats a GREAT box!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Jwls750 View Post

YAY I got my box, here it is!!!!

 

 

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Beauty Blender

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint
Orofluido Beauty Elixer
Violent Lips
 
Extras: 
Heart nail file
6 free tunes for Green River Ordinance
 

 

 

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post #913 of 1385

I CANT BELIEVE THIS!!!! headphonedance.gif I AM SOOO HAPPY!!!  I AM ACTUALLY GETTING THE BOX I WANT!!!  WOW!!! 

 

post #914 of 1385

wow! that is a nice box! better than what I got! grats Dena!

post #915 of 1385


hi there!!  which box did you get?? 
 

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Originally Posted by Isabelsjewely View Post

wow! that is a nice box! better than what I got! grats Dena!



 

post #916 of 1385

I just unsubscribed after I received my February box. Should I re-subscribe? Not sure yet... just didn't care a bout anything I got, well the chocolate was good. 


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My Birchbox Feb 2012birchbox.jpg

 

Here's my January box: 

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This is really the issue that I have with Birchbox. I've been a subscriber since October 2010, and it really was not an problem at that time, because basically everyone got the same box. The boxes included a variety of products, so there was bound to be something for everyone. The samples were also much more generously sized. The Jouer sample this month is a perfect example - I saw someone post that the first time they sent it out, it was around twice the size as this month's sample.

 

As Birchbox grew, so did the number of monthly boxes. As the number of different boxes grew, so did the inequity in the boxes. It's not really about the monetary value - we all pay $10 a month, so as long as we get $10 worth of samples, we really can't complain. The problem comes in when one box has a value of $10, and another has a value far exceeding that.  That's unfair, and bound to cause some to become dissatisfied.

 

I'm not even going to mention the coasters.


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Originally Posted by kdrzrbck View Post

My complaint is that I feel I really didn't get one "deluxe" sample in my box where some people got multiple ones.

 

The only thing that would maybe be considered deluxe is the travel puff but how many uses can that thing really have in it? 



 

post #918 of 1385
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Originally Posted by Dena Fletcher View Post


hi there!!  which box did you get?? 
 



 



Box 17 icon_rolleyes.gif

 

post #919 of 1385

has anyone gotten the exude lipstick if yes can u do a short revieew?

post #920 of 1385

how is the bronzer??  other than the eye stickers ( i think they are kinda goofy), i dont think its that bad of a box.... which items were you hoping for??

 

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Originally Posted by Isabelsjewely View Post



Box 17 icon_rolleyes.gif

 



 

post #921 of 1385

yes please do...   i was curious what color they were sending out........

 

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Originally Posted by antonella View Post

has anyone gotten the exude lipstick if yes can u do a short revieew?



 

post #922 of 1385


yes please, I really want to know!!!

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Originally Posted by antonella View Post

has anyone gotten the exude lipstick if yes can u do a short revieew?



 

post #923 of 1385

I am extremely upset with my birch box this month and this is the first time i haven't liked what i got!

i got box numero 1...

not only was there perfume in the box but i also got the LA FRESH® Eco Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover which i will NEVER use since i get my nails done at the salon so needless to say the nail polish remover is up for trade! 

I did get the exude lipstick though which is the only thing i enjoyed...i will be reviewing that shortly!!!

post #924 of 1385

How do you review items??

 

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Originally Posted by Pancua View Post

Well, first every box is worth $4- $5, automatically depending on how many items you get since you get $1 for every review.

 

Birchbox is working with a variety of cosmetic warehouses, those cosmetic warehouses are the ones who determine the size of the samples. Birchbox is merely doing what they said they are doing, putting it in your hands. If you don't like the price of those products, then perhaps this program isn't meant for you.

 

As for duds, I really feel a lot of that has more to do with the fact that the products being sampled are high end and come with a high end price tag which is simply not something one is willing to pay. I can understand that, I am both happy and sad I got the Malibu FIX cream last month. It retails for $125 a bottle but I also know that my sample packet is going to last awhile which means the full size product is also going to last awhile.

 

I'm not sure how to fix this issue but the most common one, I believe, is people's expectation levels. They are, put bluntly, set way too high.
 



 



 

post #925 of 1385

How do you give review on items on birchbox?

post #926 of 1385

click on the item in your box that you want to review and hit "give feedback".
 

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Originally Posted by sillylilly05 View Post

How do you give review on items on birchbox?



 

post #927 of 1385

When you log into Birchbox, Click on the Box tab, and select the item you wish to review then click on give feedback.

 

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post #928 of 1385

Mine doesn't have that feedback button...do i have to be a member for so long to get it?

post #929 of 1385

never mind..it's on the new stuff..i thought i could give it for past items..guess not lol

post #930 of 1385

One quick thing to note is that you can only review items that you received in your boxes and I think once your new box is posted, you can't review past items for previous boxes. Like someone else said, just log into your account, go to your box tab, then click on each of the individual items that show from your box and it should be there.
 

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Originally Posted by sillylilly05 View Post

Mine doesn't have that feedback button...do i have to be a member for so long to get it?



 

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