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post #1771 of 2779

I, too, think that I will try to stay away from the sneak peaks of all the boxes next month.  I'm getting a perfectly good box, but knowing that some people are getting better items really bothers me.  Maybe if I don't know what everybody is getting, the I will be happy with my box! 

post #1772 of 2779

 


Gahhh that box looks amazing..I am getting box 8 :-/

I don't care too much for lip balms or wipes, and especially laundry stuff, perfume, ...really wanted to try that oil. If anyone wants to trade anything for the oil and tea please let me know. I was looking forward to trying Pangea products & marula oil too. 

 

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Originally Posted by MKCurio View Post

Here is what was in my box this month.  box weight .6110.  All around very pleased with this one, yay!

 

 

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- Befine Sampler - 2packs Gentle Cleanser + 3packs Daily Moisturizer w/SPF (I was really surprised with this pack I thought it was going to be 1 small single pack for each one)

- Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Sunkissed (really great color for me and it smells like bees wax, very soft on the skin) Full Sized!

- Olie Biologique Hulie Moderne Oil (this smells amazing can't wait to try it out)

- Atelier Cologne - meh 

- Le Palais Des Thes x2 - The du Hammam & The des Alizes (the hammam one sounds interesting, I love Turkish flavors)

 



 

post #1773 of 2779

I canceled my 3rd subscription, but now I'm wondering if I should have waited until after May's Gossip Girls boxes.  I will probably regret canceling that subscription. 

 

My Birchbox with the Revolution Glow Beauty Balm is being delivered on Monday.  Has anyone recieved the Revolution in the blush shade?  I will be happy with any of the colors, but blush is my first choice.  

 

The Marula oil I recieved in one of my boxes is probably one of the most amazing products I have ever put on my skin.  My skin is now unbelievably soft.  The sample is tiny though, which is too bad, as I want to bathe in this stuff!  I'm going to purchase the full size, and see what kind of results I would get after more long term use.  This is what I love about Birchbox.  If it wasnt in my box, I wouldnt even know this product existed, let alone try it!

post #1774 of 2779


I live in Massachusetts, and one of my boxes went from NJ to a post office in Ohio, but then I had it the following day.  There doesnt seem to be any rhyme or reason for where the boxes go before being delivered!
 

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Eh, one of my boxes just updated to say "shipment info received by post office" but in Springfield, MA...I'm in Arizona frown.gif this doesn't seem right to me. It usually wouldn't go to a PO until its in my state. Anyone have insight??


 

post #1775 of 2779
Would someone who received the Microdermamitt do a review (or t least give your opinion?) I was really hoping I would get one and didn't so I am thinking of buying one but only if it actually is as good as it looks.
post #1776 of 2779

my box had an attempted delivery today but my schools post office is always closed on the weekends.

now my tracking said a notice was left and it gave some information about scheduling a redelivery.

idk what to do! i don't know if i should wait it out and just hope that they redeliver it or what. i just don't want to have to wait longer than i already have for my box :[

post #1777 of 2779

It looks like I got Box 23.  I am so disappointed.  April is my first month.  I logged into my account and clicked on the Box tab and the picture shows all the stuff I was really hoping I did not get.  And it seems that newbies really do get the most leftover samples.  My ideal box would have been Box 23, but we can't choose, so it's luck of the draw.   My box has not arrived yet, so I'm still very excited to see what's inside, but it's kind of a letdown as well. 

 

First of all, I specifically checked in my Beauty Profile that I like fruity scents for perfume.  I got a sample of Viva la Juicy.  I made the mistake of spraying a sample of it on myself once.  (Gotta try new things, right, and I had no idea what it smelled like.)  Oh, my gawd!  It's horrible.  It smells like baby powder mixed with rubbing alcohol, and when it dried, it smelled like baby powder and gardenias.  Maybe it's just me, but I think Viva la Juicy is nasty.  I know some people like it a lot, but it is not my style.  Birchbox's website specifically says it is a floral scent.  I cannot wear anything that smells like roses or gardenias.  Those scents give me a headache as well.  Real roses smell wonderful, but rose-scented perfume makes me sneeze and my head hurt.  Maybe if the gardenia part of this scent is not really noticeable, I could handle it, but I did not like the test spray.

 

Here's Birchbox's description of Viva la Juicy: "Top notes of wild berries and sweet mandarin flirt with lady-like middle notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia. Warm base notes of caramel, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline hover beneath it all."

 

However, the ladies at Work are raving over it.  It's promised to one of them if it really does turn out to be as bad as the tester I sprayed on my arm.  I made the stipulation, "If I don't like it, you can have it."  Looks like it may be her lucky day. 

 

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser.  I use a couple different kinds of exfoliating cleanser on my face, Biore and Clearasil's Morning Cleanser.  I need to switch.  I have an acne problem.  I am actually looking forward to trying this sample.  I hope it's in a little squeeze bottle thing instead of a foil packet so I can get more than 1 use out of it.  The picture of Box 23 does not show the actual sample, just the Befine card.  Bummer, but it keeps the anticipation alive. 

 

Befine Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15.  It doesn't say it's tinted, so that is awesome.  I don't use a tinted moisturizer.  However, I am wondering how well it is going to go with my sunblock.  I'll give it a try and find out.  Befine is supposed to have really good products, so I'm happy getting 2 Befine samples to try together, well, the exfoliating scrub before I apply the moisturizer, of course, but you get the point.  I need a good, oil-free moisturizer to use on my face every day that's not going to clog pores and make the pimples worse.

 

Stila Smoky Eye Shadow.  Another leftover sample.  And I cannot use it.  Is it waterproof?  If it is, how the Hell am I supposed to get it off if I do try it out?  I do not wear makeup, thus I do not have waterproof makeup remover.  I did buy an Urban Decay eyeliner a couple weeks ago and I'm contemplating trying that out, but even if it is waterproof, it's eyeliner, so it doesn't seem like such a big deal as trying to remove a huge swatch of eyeshadow.  I'll probably give the 3 tiny, miniscule samples of eyeliner on a card to a different lady at Work.  They don't even look like real eyeliner samples.  I am very disappointed with this sample.  Other beauty subscription boxes give actual eyeshadow samples in cute little bitty containers.  Birchbox gives crap.  Luxe, full-size samples? 

 

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Hollywood Fashion Tape.  Well, what can I say?  I might use it.  Isn't this a leftover sample from the March box?  Or was it February?  Maybe both.  I have a silky purple and white shirt that could use some help not falling off my shoulder at Work, so I am definitely going to try out the fashion tape.  I probably won't be buying it, though, because I can get it cheaper at the drugstore.  The Boss said I was in violation of the dress code, eventhough absolutely none of my bra was visible and my cami was under the silky shirt in case it did fall down low enough where my bra would be showing, so next time I wear it, the fashion tape is a must-have. 

 

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil.  This is the only product in the box I am actually thrilled about.  One awesome sample out of the 6 listed at the bottom of my Birchbox page has totally made this box worth it for me.  I have a frizz problem.  The conditioner I use just isn't cutting it and I've been looking for something else.  I had no idea there even was such a thing as hair oil until recently and I am really looking forward to using this sample.  I've seen good reviews of this (or maybe it was another brand of hair oil from the March Box) on YouTube.  If it works, this will probably be the first full-size product I by from Birchbox. 

 

And on a final note, in case I get an eyeliner sample in my next Birchbox or something ... anybody got any ideas on removing waterproof eyeliner without using waterproof makeup remover?  And how am I supposed to remove it from my waterline anyway?  My eyes are closed when I wash my face.

 

Tammy

post #1778 of 2779

Got my box today. I got the zoya in Lotus, which is a really pretty purple. I'll probably use it tomorrow.. I thought the hair mask would be puny and not enough for all of my hair, but it's got a good amount in it. The juice moisturizer is small, but it should be good. I can use the cleanser from a previous box, the peel from CB, and this in a row. Wonderstruck smells ok in the vial, don't know about on the skin.

Laundry detergent, these pods are smaller than my regular ones, I hope they work as well.

post #1779 of 2779
I got zoya in bevin and a full size Nuxe reve de miel lip balm!
post #1780 of 2779
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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

Got my box today. I got the zoya in Lotus, which is a really pretty purple. I'll probably use it tomorrow.. I thought the hair mask would be puny and not enough for all of my hair, but it's got a good amount in it. The juice moisturizer is small, but it should be good. I can use the cleanser from a previous box, the peel from CB, and this in a row. Wonderstruck smells ok in the vial, don't know about on the skin.
Laundry detergent, these pods are smaller than my regular ones, I hope they work as well.

The Lotus is a pretty color!! I got the green one, but I still like it. I am going to try out the laundry detergent tonight. It seems really thin to be 6x concentrated, and the pods are small so i'll just have to try them and see!
post #1781 of 2779
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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

It looks like I got Box 23.  I am so disappointed.  April is my first month.  I logged into my account and clicked on the Box tab and the picture shows all the stuff I was really hoping I did not get.  And it seems that newbies really do get the most leftover samples.  My ideal box would have been Box 23, but we can't choose, so it's luck of the draw.   My box has not arrived yet, so I'm still very excited to see what's inside, but it's kind of a letdown as well. 

 

First of all, I specifically checked in my Beauty Profile that I like fruity scents for perfume.  I got a sample of Viva la Juicy.  I made the mistake of spraying a sample of it on myself once.  (Gotta try new things, right, and I had no idea what it smelled like.)  Oh, my gawd!  It's horrible.  It smells like baby powder mixed with rubbing alcohol, and when it dried, it smelled like baby powder and gardenias.  Maybe it's just me, but I think Viva la Juicy is nasty.  I know some people like it a lot, but it is not my style.  Birchbox's website specifically says it is a floral scent.  I cannot wear anything that smells like roses or gardenias.  Those scents give me a headache as well.  Real roses smell wonderful, but rose-scented perfume makes me sneeze and my head hurt.  Maybe if the gardenia part of this scent is not really noticeable, I could handle it, but I did not like the test spray.

 

Here's Birchbox's description of Viva la Juicy: "Top notes of wild berries and sweet mandarin flirt with lady-like middle notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia. Warm base notes of caramel, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline hover beneath it all."

 

However, the ladies at Work are raving over it.  It's promised to one of them if it really does turn out to be as bad as the tester I sprayed on my arm.  I made the stipulation, "If I don't like it, you can have it."  Looks like it may be her lucky day. 

 

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser.  I use a couple different kinds of exfoliating cleanser on my face, Biore and Clearasil's Morning Cleanser.  I need to switch.  I have an acne problem.  I am actually looking forward to trying this sample.  I hope it's in a little squeeze bottle thing instead of a foil packet so I can get more than 1 use out of it.  The picture of Box 23 does not show the actual sample, just the Befine card.  Bummer, but it keeps the anticipation alive. 

 

Befine Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15.  It doesn't say it's tinted, so that is awesome.  I don't use a tinted moisturizer.  However, I am wondering how well it is going to go with my sunblock.  I'll give it a try and find out.  Befine is supposed to have really good products, so I'm happy getting 2 Befine samples to try together, well, the exfoliating scrub before I apply the moisturizer, of course, but you get the point.  I need a good, oil-free moisturizer to use on my face every day that's not going to clog pores and make the pimples worse.

 

Stila Smoky Eye Shadow.  Another leftover sample.  And I cannot use it.  Is it waterproof?  If it is, how the Hell am I supposed to get it off if I do try it out?  I do not wear makeup, thus I do not have waterproof makeup remover.  I did buy an Urban Decay eyeliner a couple weeks ago and I'm contemplating trying that out, but even if it is waterproof, it's eyeliner, so it doesn't seem like such a big deal as trying to remove a huge swatch of eyeshadow.  I'll probably give the 3 tiny, miniscule samples of eyeliner on a card to a different lady at Work.  They don't even look like real eyeliner samples.  I am very disappointed with this sample.  Other beauty subscription boxes give actual eyeshadow samples in cute little bitty containers.  Birchbox gives crap.  Luxe, full-size samples? 

 

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Hollywood Fashion Tape.  Well, what can I say?  I might use it.  Isn't this a leftover sample from the March box?  Or was it February?  Maybe both.  I have a silky purple and white shirt that could use some help not falling off my shoulder at Work, so I am definitely going to try out the fashion tape.  I probably won't be buying it, though, because I can get it cheaper at the drugstore.  The Boss said I was in violation of the dress code, eventhough absolutely none of my bra was visible and my cami was under the silky shirt in case it did fall down low enough where my bra would be showing, so next time I wear it, the fashion tape is a must-have. 

 

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil.  This is the only product in the box I am actually thrilled about.  One awesome sample out of the 6 listed at the bottom of my Birchbox page has totally made this box worth it for me.  I have a frizz problem.  The conditioner I use just isn't cutting it and I've been looking for something else.  I had no idea there even was such a thing as hair oil until recently and I am really looking forward to using this sample.  I've seen good reviews of this (or maybe it was another brand of hair oil from the March Box) on YouTube.  If it works, this will probably be the first full-size product I by from Birchbox. 

 

And on a final note, in case I get an eyeliner sample in my next Birchbox or something ... anybody got any ideas on removing waterproof eyeliner without using waterproof makeup remover?  And how am I supposed to remove it from my waterline anyway?  My eyes are closed when I wash my face.

 

Tammy



First boxes always have previously sent samples because they are welcome boxes. Everyone gets them.  

 

As for the eyeliner, just remove it from your waterline with a cotton ball or a soft rag, you can either use makeup remover or just a gentle cleanser.

post #1782 of 2779

My box weight: .5940 = Box #29  See contents...

 

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Box #29 was a total surprise this afternoon!
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I'm nervous about trying the Befine stuff... I don't like changing my face routine!

The dirt sample smells SO GOOD oh my goodness!! But it is tiny, I mean tiny!

The vapour lip stuff goes on very smoothly and not too richly - I like how it's between a lip gloss and a lip stick. I don't like wearing dark colors at ALL so I thought this wouldn't work, but it's actually quite flattering, and not too dark.

 

Ahhh, if you like tea, you will enjoy this stuff. VERY good.

Has anyone tried the Amika mask?

 

post #1783 of 2779

@yousoldtheworld~ Thanks for responding! I promised myself I wouldn't check out the youtube birchbox reviews, but I caved. lol. So now at least I still won't know 

exactly what's in my box. Yay! I love surprises. I kinda wish I had it in me to lay off the spoilers each month. Then again, does anyone have it in them to do that? lol. ~DJ

post #1784 of 2779

Hi PaisleyFox!  Can you let us know how you like that body mitt?  I'm thinking of purchasing one, but want to know how it works first. 

 

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Just got my April box! It was supposed to arrive on Monday, so that was a nice pre-birthday surprise. I got box #25, and am quite pleased, especially with the body mitt. I'm excited to try the tinted moisturizer as well, since I've been looking for something light with SPF in it for work this summer. Overall, a very awesome second box!

 

For those curious, the weight was 0.4730 lbs.



 

post #1785 of 2779

Here's my box - box #9 I think? I am impressed with the size of the samples, and happy I didn't get laundry detergent.

For those curious, my box weighed in at about .72. Nice and hefty!

 

 

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ETA: I just finished my blog post on this and if you go by the Birchbox Store, this box is valued at about $25. Woohoo!


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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

It looks like I got Box 23.  I am so disappointed.  April is my first month.  I logged into my account and clicked on the Box tab and the picture shows all the stuff I was really hoping I did not get.  And it seems that newbies really do get the most leftover samples.  My ideal box would have been Box 23, but we can't choose, so it's luck of the draw.   My box has not arrived yet, so I'm still very excited to see what's inside, but it's kind of a letdown as well. 

 

First of all, I specifically checked in my Beauty Profile that I like fruity scents for perfume.  I got a sample of Viva la Juicy.  I made the mistake of spraying a sample of it on myself once.  (Gotta try new things, right, and I had no idea what it smelled like.)  Oh, my gawd!  It's horrible.  It smells like baby powder mixed with rubbing alcohol, and when it dried, it smelled like baby powder and gardenias.  Maybe it's just me, but I think Viva la Juicy is nasty.  I know some people like it a lot, but it is not my style.  Birchbox's website specifically says it is a floral scent.  I cannot wear anything that smells like roses or gardenias.  Those scents give me a headache as well.  Real roses smell wonderful, but rose-scented perfume makes me sneeze and my head hurt.  Maybe if the gardenia part of this scent is not really noticeable, I could handle it, but I did not like the test spray.

 

Here's Birchbox's description of Viva la Juicy: "Top notes of wild berries and sweet mandarin flirt with lady-like middle notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia. Warm base notes of caramel, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline hover beneath it all."

 

However, the ladies at Work are raving over it.  It's promised to one of them if it really does turn out to be as bad as the tester I sprayed on my arm.  I made the stipulation, "If I don't like it, you can have it."  Looks like it may be her lucky day. 

 

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser.  I use a couple different kinds of exfoliating cleanser on my face, Biore and Clearasil's Morning Cleanser.  I need to switch.  I have an acne problem.  I am actually looking forward to trying this sample.  I hope it's in a little squeeze bottle thing instead of a foil packet so I can get more than 1 use out of it.  The picture of Box 23 does not show the actual sample, just the Befine card.  Bummer, but it keeps the anticipation alive. 

 

Befine Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15.  It doesn't say it's tinted, so that is awesome.  I don't use a tinted moisturizer.  However, I am wondering how well it is going to go with my sunblock.  I'll give it a try and find out.  Befine is supposed to have really good products, so I'm happy getting 2 Befine samples to try together, well, the exfoliating scrub before I apply the moisturizer, of course, but you get the point.  I need a good, oil-free moisturizer to use on my face every day that's not going to clog pores and make the pimples worse.

 

Stila Smoky Eye Shadow.  Another leftover sample.  And I cannot use it.  Is it waterproof?  If it is, how the Hell am I supposed to get it off if I do try it out?  I do not wear makeup, thus I do not have waterproof makeup remover.  I did buy an Urban Decay eyeliner a couple weeks ago and I'm contemplating trying that out, but even if it is waterproof, it's eyeliner, so it doesn't seem like such a big deal as trying to remove a huge swatch of eyeshadow.  I'll probably give the 3 tiny, miniscule samples of eyeliner on a card to a different lady at Work.  They don't even look like real eyeliner samples.  I am very disappointed with this sample.  Other beauty subscription boxes give actual eyeshadow samples in cute little bitty containers.  Birchbox gives crap.  Luxe, full-size samples? 

 

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Hollywood Fashion Tape.  Well, what can I say?  I might use it.  Isn't this a leftover sample from the March box?  Or was it February?  Maybe both.  I have a silky purple and white shirt that could use some help not falling off my shoulder at Work, so I am definitely going to try out the fashion tape.  I probably won't be buying it, though, because I can get it cheaper at the drugstore.  The Boss said I was in violation of the dress code, eventhough absolutely none of my bra was visible and my cami was under the silky shirt in case it did fall down low enough where my bra would be showing, so next time I wear it, the fashion tape is a must-have. 

 

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil.  This is the only product in the box I am actually thrilled about.  One awesome sample out of the 6 listed at the bottom of my Birchbox page has totally made this box worth it for me.  I have a frizz problem.  The conditioner I use just isn't cutting it and I've been looking for something else.  I had no idea there even was such a thing as hair oil until recently and I am really looking forward to using this sample.  I've seen good reviews of this (or maybe it was another brand of hair oil from the March Box) on YouTube.  If it works, this will probably be the first full-size product I by from Birchbox. 

 

And on a final note, in case I get an eyeliner sample in my next Birchbox or something ... anybody got any ideas on removing waterproof eyeliner without using waterproof makeup remover?  And how am I supposed to remove it from my waterline anyway?  My eyes are closed when I wash my face.

 

Tammy


The Stila eyeshadow isn't waterproof, at least not as far as I could tell. It came off easily with a gentle cleanser at the end of the day. I'm confused as to what you are talking about with the waterproof eyeliner sample? The Stila eyeshadow isn't an eyeliner & isn't meant for the waterline. If you are talking about something else I agree with yousoldtheworld & just use a a soft washcloth. You can just keep wiping your closed eye & it will stay take the makeup from your waterline off.

 

The first birchbox everybody receives is usually pretty bad. I know mine was but my second box more than made up for it. When I started my birchbox subscription I decided I would give it 3 months & then decide if I wanted to keep it or not. I will definitely be keeping it. I did do a lot of research before I signed up so I somewhat knew what to expect.

 

post #1787 of 2779

I guess we will just agree to disagree ladies. My boxes have had Approximate Retail Values of $18, $38, $37 and this month each will be at least $36 because of the Revolution Beauty Balm. Maybe I have just been the exception, who knows? But I like the way they do things, as far as makeup, they always pick colors that suit me and I use most of the products I get. Of course there are always things I see in other boxes I want but I dont feel the need to complain because I dont get them, or because BB only sent that product to other people that month and not me. There are other subs where you 'get your money worth' each time (BA, BeautyFix,etc), if BB doesnt do it for you :)   
 

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I think one of their main differences and what sells BB in most cases is the surprise factor. I doubt they will change therir entire business plan and operations because of a few subscribers who dislike the way they operate. 

We get what we signed up for, dont we? Maybe its easy for me to say because I always get good boxes (what I consider good) but it seems some ppl refuse to be satisfied. Not a single person gets awesome and/or high value boxes all the time, remember that.

Also, discussions like the MUT forums mean that BB's brands get exposure to people who *don't even get the samples*! That's fantastic marketing, because think about how many people were excited about that balm: more than even got the samples Revolution sent out. I do agree that multiple $10 items in the same box, when some boxes aren't even worth $10 total, is not okay or good value. 

 

 


 

 



 



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Also, discussions like the MUT forums mean that BB's brands get exposure to people who *don't even get the samples*! That's fantastic marketing, because think about how many people were excited about that balm: more than even got the samples Revolution sent out. I do agree that multiple $10 items in the same box, when some boxes aren't even worth $10 total, is not okay or good value. 

 

 


 

 


I agree, I think it should be more consistent to maybe half of the different box types instead of 20+.  I also think it sucks that the welcome box is this generic box that has nothing to do with the current months theme.  I don't see a point in leaving out a new customer to all the new products that everyone else gets to enjoy.  I dodged the welcome box by opting in for the TV box but I feel bad for all the others who are posting and are like WTF?  

 



 



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Originally Posted by Shayna11 View Post

I agree that it's frustrating to read about these amazing products for 2 weeks and then receive a box that has none of them.  February was the worst for me because people were getting beauty blenders and/or the dermalogica exfoliant.  And I got a box that had neither one.  I love getting birchbox and wouldn't cancel it, but if they are going to have a super great product that they know everyone will want, they should make sure everyone gets one.  It's the hope that one day I'll get one of the good boxes that keeps me going, although it hasn't happened yet.

 

 



 

post #1788 of 2779

I like all of my boxes this month (I like them every month), but I am psyched to get the Revolution Glow BB.  This is the box I really, really wanted.  I was happy with my past months boxes but never got the ones I had really hoped for.  I didnt get the ones with Beauty Blender, Dermalogica exfoliant, or the One Love Beauty Balm, and I really wanted to try those products.  As I said, I was really happy with the ones I did get, but now I'm super excited to get the one I was really hoping for.

 

 

post #1789 of 2779

I am getting 2 of these and looking to trade one of them for another box. Anyone interested, please message me. 

Thanks :)
 

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Here is what was in my box this month.  box weight .6110.  All around very pleased with this one, yay!

 

 

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- Befine Sampler - 2packs Gentle Cleanser + 3packs Daily Moisturizer w/SPF (I was really surprised with this pack I thought it was going to be 1 small single pack for each one)

- Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Sunkissed (really great color for me and it smells like bees wax, very soft on the skin) Full Sized!

- Olie Biologique Hulie Moderne Oil (this smells amazing can't wait to try it out)

- Atelier Cologne - meh 

- Le Palais Des Thes x2 - The du Hammam & The des Alizes (the hammam one sounds interesting, I love Turkish flavors)

 



 

post #1790 of 2779

@yanelib27

I tried to PM you and it isn't going through I think..

 

 

I would love to trade my box 8 for one of yours.

We can still do our other items and then can save on shipping this way.

Let me know what you think.

 

If OMing doesn't work, please email me at mega789@aol.com


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I am getting 2 of these and looking to trade one of them for another box. Anyone interested, please message me. 

Thanks :)
 



 



 

post #1791 of 2779

Where did you find a checkbox for fruity scents on your beauty profile?  

 

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It looks like I got Box 23.  I am so disappointed.  April is my first month.  I logged into my account and clicked on the Box tab and the picture shows all the stuff I was really hoping I did not get.  And it seems that newbies really do get the most leftover samples.  My ideal box would have been Box 23, but we can't choose, so it's luck of the draw.   My box has not arrived yet, so I'm still very excited to see what's inside, but it's kind of a letdown as well. 

 

First of all, I specifically checked in my Beauty Profile that I like fruity scents for perfume.  I got a sample of Viva la Juicy.  I made the mistake of spraying a sample of it on myself once.  (Gotta try new things, right, and I had no idea what it smelled like.)  Oh, my gawd!  It's horrible.  It smells like baby powder mixed with rubbing alcohol, and when it dried, it smelled like baby powder and gardenias.  Maybe it's just me, but I think Viva la Juicy is nasty.  I know some people like it a lot, but it is not my style.  Birchbox's website specifically says it is a floral scent.  I cannot wear anything that smells like roses or gardenias.  Those scents give me a headache as well.  Real roses smell wonderful, but rose-scented perfume makes me sneeze and my head hurt.  Maybe if the gardenia part of this scent is not really noticeable, I could handle it, but I did not like the test spray.

 

Here's Birchbox's description of Viva la Juicy: "Top notes of wild berries and sweet mandarin flirt with lady-like middle notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia. Warm base notes of caramel, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline hover beneath it all."

 

However, the ladies at Work are raving over it.  It's promised to one of them if it really does turn out to be as bad as the tester I sprayed on my arm.  I made the stipulation, "If I don't like it, you can have it."  Looks like it may be her lucky day. 

 

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser.  I use a couple different kinds of exfoliating cleanser on my face, Biore and Clearasil's Morning Cleanser.  I need to switch.  I have an acne problem.  I am actually looking forward to trying this sample.  I hope it's in a little squeeze bottle thing instead of a foil packet so I can get more than 1 use out of it.  The picture of Box 23 does not show the actual sample, just the Befine card.  Bummer, but it keeps the anticipation alive. 

 

Befine Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15.  It doesn't say it's tinted, so that is awesome.  I don't use a tinted moisturizer.  However, I am wondering how well it is going to go with my sunblock.  I'll give it a try and find out.  Befine is supposed to have really good products, so I'm happy getting 2 Befine samples to try together, well, the exfoliating scrub before I apply the moisturizer, of course, but you get the point.  I need a good, oil-free moisturizer to use on my face every day that's not going to clog pores and make the pimples worse.

 

Stila Smoky Eye Shadow.  Another leftover sample.  And I cannot use it.  Is it waterproof?  If it is, how the Hell am I supposed to get it off if I do try it out?  I do not wear makeup, thus I do not have waterproof makeup remover.  I did buy an Urban Decay eyeliner a couple weeks ago and I'm contemplating trying that out, but even if it is waterproof, it's eyeliner, so it doesn't seem like such a big deal as trying to remove a huge swatch of eyeshadow.  I'll probably give the 3 tiny, miniscule samples of eyeliner on a card to a different lady at Work.  They don't even look like real eyeliner samples.  I am very disappointed with this sample.  Other beauty subscription boxes give actual eyeshadow samples in cute little bitty containers.  Birchbox gives crap.  Luxe, full-size samples? 

 

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Hollywood Fashion Tape.  Well, what can I say?  I might use it.  Isn't this a leftover sample from the March box?  Or was it February?  Maybe both.  I have a silky purple and white shirt that could use some help not falling off my shoulder at Work, so I am definitely going to try out the fashion tape.  I probably won't be buying it, though, because I can get it cheaper at the drugstore.  The Boss said I was in violation of the dress code, eventhough absolutely none of my bra was visible and my cami was under the silky shirt in case it did fall down low enough where my bra would be showing, so next time I wear it, the fashion tape is a must-have. 

 

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil.  This is the only product in the box I am actually thrilled about.  One awesome sample out of the 6 listed at the bottom of my Birchbox page has totally made this box worth it for me.  I have a frizz problem.  The conditioner I use just isn't cutting it and I've been looking for something else.  I had no idea there even was such a thing as hair oil until recently and I am really looking forward to using this sample.  I've seen good reviews of this (or maybe it was another brand of hair oil from the March Box) on YouTube.  If it works, this will probably be the first full-size product I by from Birchbox. 

 

And on a final note, in case I get an eyeliner sample in my next Birchbox or something ... anybody got any ideas on removing waterproof eyeliner without using waterproof makeup remover?  And how am I supposed to remove it from my waterline anyway?  My eyes are closed when I wash my face.

 

Tammy



 

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yeah i don't remember there being anywhere in the beauty profile that asked about scent preference....

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I ended up with Box 7 and I am pleased with it.
Contents:
~Juice Beauty Oil-free Moisturizer
~Zoya in Lotus (I am excited for this the most because I have never tried Zoya before!)
~Wonderstruck sample (already own this scent and already love it, although it does fade way too fast)
~Amika obliphica nourishing mask
~Dropps Laundry Detergent

 

Pretty happy with my box although I am already ready for May and Gossip Girl, one of my favorite shows.

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Originally Posted by murflegirl View Post

Here's my box - box #9 I think? I am impressed with the size of the samples, and happy I didn't get laundry detergent.

For those curious, my box weighed in at about .72. Nice and hefty!

 

 

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ETA: I just finished my blog post on this and if you go by the Birchbox Store, this box is valued at about $25. Woohoo!




I was just wondering where on the Birchbox Store you can see what you box is valued?

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Anyone get box 12 or 25 with the Erzo soap and is looking to trade? I'm VERY interested in trying this ! Even if you want to just cut a small chunk off of it icon_lol.gif

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Got my box today. 0.6193 weight.

super excited !!

 

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Edited by akicowi - 4/14/12 at 6:42pm
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I don't think there was anything on the beauty profile about types of perfume you like... the only option for perfume is if it would be your splurge item, but that is just perfume in general, not fruity.

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How big are the perfume samples? Haven't received my box yet, can't wait. It will be my first.

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Originally Posted by iugirl13 View Post




I was just wondering where on the Birchbox Store you can see what you box is valued?



I went by the prices in the Birchbox store, then went from that price and found out what my samples were worth.

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I see I've missed a lot since my internet has been down. I see a lot of talk about the value of the boxes, etc. Probably the ONLY thing I dislike about Birchbox is the number of different boxes and there is quite a discrepancy between the box values some months. I know in February my box was worth $16, still worth my $10 but also the lowest "value" box I have ever gotten, by far! That was the same month people were getting Dermalogica and a Beauty Blender in the same box! I was actually ok with my box that month, but I just can't believe how much of a difference there is in box values. I know the real value of your box depends on if you actually like what you get, haha...I was so happy to get detergent instead of the coveted Revolution product.

Speaking of the Dropps, I used one this evening. It didn't seem to foam up like regular soap. And it seems awful thin to be as concentrated as they claim. Anyone else try theirs?
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