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post #2101 of 2985
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

 That means you're on team #noperfumes lol...i'm all for them and if it doesn't work for me, I can always regift or make some sachets!

Haa yeah I guess I am. I don't know what to do with mine. I don't know anyone who'd want it. I liked the Wonderstruck one I got but that's because I already got the full size. The last one Arquiste or something wasn't that bad. I even changed my splurge item from perfume thinking I wouldn't get any, no luck loll. 

post #2102 of 2985

I'll be receiving Box 19 (as I mentioned above) and it looks like it will arrive tomorrow. Totally blah-feeling about this one.. That's two in a row now as I didn't receive any of the cool GG items like the Stila liner or Dior mascara.

 

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/june-2012/june12box19

 

According to the pic, I'm getting the deer print ModCloth headband (pending for trade). I am interested to trying the Coola cucumber moisturizer, though, so at least there's that :)

post #2103 of 2985
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Originally Posted by Lithiumx3 View Post

Haa yeah I guess I am. I don't know what to do with mine. I don't know anyone who'd want it. I liked the Wonderstruck one I got but that's because I already got the full size. The last one Arquiste or something wasn't that bad. I even changed my splurge item from perfume thinking I wouldn't get any, no luck loll. 

Hang onto it and regift it or swap it on the trade thread!

post #2104 of 2985
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

Hang onto it and regift it or swap it on the trade thread!

True. Maybe I'll go figure out how to make a post! ^_^ 

post #2105 of 2985
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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

omg I'm in love with the stainiac! I thought I'd hate it because I didn't like benetint or posietint, but its much better, imo. 

Stainiac is a superior product, I've used it for years. Shameless testimonial time! In October 2006 a freak ice storm hit the Buffalo area. Hubby and I were among those who sustained considerable property damage, and digging out took days. That morning I actually didn't know how bad it was, I showered and got ready for work. Then we saw the driveway. We spent hours digging heavy, damp snow and clearing tree limbs. When I got in front of a mirror after all this, my cheek color had not budged. I sweated like a racehorse and my Stainiac stay put. Since then it has become one of my staples, especially in very hot and humid weather.
post #2106 of 2985

Finally got my June box:

 

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I can't wait to try the bronzer, as I have actually never ever used a bronzer before. I have very light skin and have always been a bit wary of anything bronze. Has anyone tried it yet? I did try the lip and cheek stain and I love the slight hint of color it provides as well as the texture. It isn't runny or sticky or streaky, which is a huuuuge plus! The Luna bar is peanut butter, so that goes to the boyfriend and I don't think I can use the tanning wipes (too dark). The Taylor Swift doesn't work for me either. On the plus side, I know my coworkers will adore my castoff products and, if I can wax poetic for a bit, I think that's part of the fun of subscription boxes, getting to share things that may not work for you with friends and having them find products they can't live with out vicariously through you.

post #2107 of 2985

Any one want to swap box/box? I have box no. 5. Looking for anything w/ Stila 1-step bronze, or Stila 1-step bronze & Tili bag. 

post #2108 of 2985
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Originally Posted by JessP View Post

I'll be receiving Box 19 (as I mentioned above) and it looks like it will arrive tomorrow. Totally blah-feeling about this one.. That's two in a row now as I didn't receive any of the cool GG items like the Stila liner or Dior mascara.

 

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/june-2012/june12box19

 

According to the pic, I'm getting the deer print ModCloth headband. I'll most likely be posting it for trade in the other thread when it arrives! I am interested to trying the Coola cucumber moisturizer, though, so at least there's that :)

 

Yeah, box #19 is bleh. I'm on the same boat as you though, the cucumber moisturizer is probably the only thing I'm looking forward to trying!

post #2109 of 2985

My tracking number said "out for delivery" today, but alas, no box *pouts*

Hopefully Mr. mailman will put it in my box tomorrow

 

I'm so impatient!!! I Want it now!! haha

 

I did figure out that I"m getting box 9 with they Eyeko Stick, Staniac & SPF lotion all of which I"m excited for!

We'll see if the boyfriend will wear the cologne (but I really like the smell of his deodorant a lot!)

Also I'm not very excited for the self-tanning packets, but perhaps I will give them a try. I'm a blonde haired-blue eyed irish-german skinned girl and I really don't like the possibility of being orange like an oompa lompa... but like I said, I'd give it a try, some weekend when I won't see anyone to laugh at me if it goes wrong

post #2110 of 2985

Sorry off topic, but when making a new post for trading why does it say nail polish etc. under the Ship to: part? 

 

Nevermind! Figured it out :D


Edited by Lithiumx3 - 6/11/12 at 5:01pm
post #2111 of 2985

Sorry y'all, I'm still getting used to using this forum! I posted this over at the trade thread but then realized people are trading here, too. So.. 

 

 

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I'm receiving my box on Wednesday (or so the shipping says), and I already know I'm getting the Comodynes Self-Tanning Intensive. I'm beyond tan and have no use for them.

 

This is only my 2nd box so I don't really care to trade for anything, I just don't want to waste it! If you have something you want to swap, that'd be cool (just no tanning products). Otherwise, first person to PM me their address will get it once I get my box!

post #2112 of 2985
I got mine today! I can't figure out how to use the towelettes, and approach them with a measure of distrust. Are these for the face, for the body? And if you're fat, will two be enough? On the other hand, the hair stuff looks promising. I go to either the gym or the pool at least three days a week (trying not to need two towelettes!) and don't like to carry a lot of extraneous junk with me. Anything that can speed up my shower room time, and lighten my load, is welcome.

One thing I have got to say for my monthly boxes, much of the time they do free up gym bag space. Especially at the pool, the lockers are about the size of pencil cases and I have actually had a bottle of shampoo make the difference between fitting my bag in the locker, and cussing in front of young children. At home I like to just use Clinique 3-Step for my skin care, so my box goodies are treats for my weekly "spa night," as well as duffel-stuffers.
post #2113 of 2985

Finally saw what I am getting on the site since my shipping never updated & my boxes are not here. I cannot complain at all! I am getting 2 different boxes on my accounts, so that is a plus. Although I am a very brown Hispanic girl from AZ so I really have no need for the tanning towelettes LOL. hehe.gif

 

In my first box I am getting

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Box 4
https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/june-2012/june12box4
 

  1. John Varvatos Star U.S.A.
  2. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
  3. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
  4. theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
  5. BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Cynthia Rowley Bundle
  6. Melvita Floral Water

 

In my second box I am getting:

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Box 19

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/june-2012/june12box19

 

  1. Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint
  2. Juicy Couture - Juicy Couture
  3. Modcloth Headband
  4. COOLA Face SPF 30 Matte Finish Cucumber
  5. Comodynes Self-Tanning Intensive
  6. theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac

 

post #2114 of 2985
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Originally Posted by galaxiigrl View Post

I've never tried the self-tanning towelettes, but I do have advice: DO NOT try any new beauty treatments right before your wedding!!! If you don't like the results or have a bad reaction, you will be a very upset bride.

 

Also, congratulations on getting married. claps.gif

 



Thank you! And good advice! haha!

post #2115 of 2985

Really hoping for the turquoise eyeko liquid liner. I really wanted the blue Stila liner last month, so I figure it will be close enough, lol. Please Birchbox gods, hear my prayers. :)

post #2116 of 2985

I got my box in today! Two days ahead of the estimated arrival date on the website. I absolutely adore this month's box - it rocks, especially compared to May's. I uploaded details and pictures on my blog at http://stylenerd.net/?p=623 -> or you can click on the link in my signature to take you to my home page.

 

I think Birchbox really hit it out of the ballpark this time around!!!

post #2117 of 2985

ugh birchbox sent my box to the wrong address. pissoff.gif i changed my address in may and birchbox confirmed my new address twice & promised that I will get my box.  This is reminding me of February when they sent me the wrong box (my dream box was on the site but I got a completely different and sh**y box & they refused to replace it). Also, my February box was a non-perfume box and I got a box with cologne in it too smh.  for the people that i am supposed to trade with, if you want to trade with someone else I completely understand.  I'll probably get my june box in July scared.gif

 

edit:  just got an email from them regarding something i ordered with my points. that looks like it's going to the right address. what's good BB fad.gif


Edited by quene8106 - 6/11/12 at 5:04pm
post #2118 of 2985

I received Box 7 and am still waiting for what will probably be Box 26. 

 

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1 small tili bag

2 Comodynes self-tanning towelettes

1 Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect

1 beautyblender blendercleanser

1 theBalm Staniac in Beauty Queen

1 John Varvatos Star USA EdT

 

The values are in Zadidoll's June spoiler thread http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/126156/spoiler-birchbox-the-june-boxes

 

It's alright. I love the Staniac. :)

 

(I did not put it in a Spoiler; I figured after the 10th it's fair game... )

post #2119 of 2985

My reviews for Box 20:

 

 

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Eyeko Petrol Blue

 

- Love the pretty tropical blue shade for summer.  However, I applied it over a gel based eye treatment (which was totally dry), and a primer and it faded, creased, and migrated.  My eyelids aren't oily.  I'll try it next sans primer and setting it with a sheer face powder and see what happens. I've had it on for a few hours and it's turned into a real mess.

 

 By Terry Creme de Rose 

 

- Light textured, nice scent (imo), with firming benefits.  Would consider buying if it wasn't so expensive.

 

By Terry Perfecting Foundation Apricot Light 2 

 

-  This shade looked very light when I squeezed it out, but it blended nicely into my light ( not ultra pale) skin. It's very luminous and flaw and line minimizing.  I had bought this a while back at Sephora  in a different shade and I forgot how much I liked it. When I get more points and a discount coupon, this is on my "buy" list. I'll probably get this shade because it's working for me.

 

Joya A Scent Of Soulmates

 

-  This is a roll-on. Nice orange musk scent, but it didn't last on me at all. Used the whole thing up in one application.

 

Stainiac Beauty Queen

 

- Love this. Long lasting on my cheeks, and natural looking. A pretty blue based pink shade.  Also used it on my lips with gloss over, but it didn't last through dinner. But since I mainly want it as a blush,  no problem.

 

Tili bag

 

Cute fuchsia/black/grey animal print.  Sturdier than a regular baggie. The equivalent of a quart size.

 

Since both my boxes are #20, I'm happy to be getting the extra Stainiac, and By Terry items. :)

 

 

 

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post #2120 of 2985
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Originally Posted by Bflopolska View Post

I got mine today! I can't figure out how to use the towelettes, and approach them with a measure of distrust. Are these for the face, for the body? And if you're fat, will two be enough? On the other hand, the hair stuff looks promising. I go to either the gym or the pool at least three days a week (trying not to need two towelettes!) and don't like to carry a lot of extraneous junk with me. Anything that can speed up my shower room time, and lighten my load, is welcome.
One thing I have got to say for my monthly boxes, much of the time they do free up gym bag space. Especially at the pool, the lockers are about the size of pencil cases and I have actually had a bottle of shampoo make the difference between fitting my bag in the locker, and cussing in front of young children. At home I like to just use Clinique 3-Step for my skin care, so my box goodies are treats for my weekly "spa night," as well as duffel-stuffers.

Lol I was cracking up reading this post! Love your writing style, too funny! :)

post #2121 of 2985
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Originally Posted by pinktergal View Post

My reviews for Box 20:

 

 

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Eyeko Petrol Blue

 

- Love the pretty tropical blue shade for summer.  However, I applied it over a gel based eye treatment (which was totally dry), and a primer and it faded, creased, and migrated.  My eyelids aren't oily.  I'll try it next sans primer and setting it with a sheer face powder and see what happens. I've had it on for a few hours and it's turned into a real mess.

 

 By Terry Creme de Rose 

 

- Light textured, nice scent (imo), with firming benefits.  Would consider buying if it wasn't so expensive.

 

By Terry Perfecting Foundation Apricot Light 2 

 

-  This shade looked very light when I squeezed it out, but it blended nicely into my light ( not ultra pale) skin. It's very luminous and flaw and line minimizing.  I had bought this a while back at Sephora  in a different shade and I forgot how much I liked it. When I get more points and a discount coupon, this is on my "buy" list. I'll probably get this shade because it's working for me.

 

Joya A Scent Of Soulmates

 

-  This is a roll-on. Nice orange musk scent, but it didn't last on me at all. Used the whole thing up in one application.

 

Stainiac Beauty Queen

 

- Love this. Long lasting on my cheeks, and natural looking. A pretty blue based pink shade.  Also used it on my lips with gloss over, but it didn't last through dinner. But since I mainly want it as a blush,  no problem.

 

Tili bag

 

Cute fuchsia/black/grey animal print.  Sturdier than a regular baggie. The equivalent of a quart size.

 

Since both my boxes are #20, I'm happy to be getting the extra Stainiac, and By Terry items. :)

 

 

 

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I felt the same way about the (highlight) eyeko fat stick. I hope the (highlight) eyeko skinny stick performs better.

post #2122 of 2985

Just listed on the trade thread for the first time!  Eep!  Modcloth Deer Headband up for trade.  I love it but will probably never use it.

 

update:  trade was made within minutes!   yay! 


Edited by allthingsaimee - 6/11/12 at 6:18pm
post #2123 of 2985
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Originally Posted by pinktergal View Post

My reviews for Box 20:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Eyeko Petrol Blue

 

- Love the pretty tropical blue shade for summer.  However, I applied it over a gel based eye treatment (which was totally dry), and a primer and it faded, creased, and migrated.  My eyelids aren't oily.  I'll try it next sans primer and setting it with a sheer face powder and see what happens. I've had it on for a few hours and it's turned into a real mess.

 

 By Terry Creme de Rose 

 

- Light textured, nice scent (imo), with firming benefits.  Would consider buying if it wasn't so expensive.

 

By Terry Perfecting Foundation Apricot Light 2 

 

-  This shade looked very light when I squeezed it out, but it blended nicely into my light ( not ultra pale) skin. It's very luminous and flaw and line minimizing.  I had bought this a while back at Sephora  in a different shade and I forgot how much I liked it. When I get more points and a discount coupon, this is on my "buy" list. I'll probably get this shade because it's working for me.

 

Joya A Scent Of Soulmates

 

-  This is a roll-on. Nice orange musk scent, but it didn't last on me at all. Used the whole thing up in one application.

 

Stainiac Beauty Queen

 

- Love this. Long lasting on my cheeks, and natural looking. A pretty blue based pink shade.  Also used it on my lips with gloss over, but it didn't last through dinner. But since I mainly want it as a blush,  no problem.

 

Tili bag

 

Cute fuchsia/black/grey animal print.  Sturdier than a regular baggie. The equivalent of a quart size.

 

Since both my boxes are #20, I'm happy to be getting the extra Stainiac, and By Terry items. :)

 

 

 

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As far as the Terry product..Sample Society sent out a sample by that company in April and offered a $15 off purchase coupon...

post #2124 of 2985

would love to trade this box

I think im getting box 21.

 

Box 21

  1. Masqueology Pore Minimizing Mask
  2. theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
  3. Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume
  4. BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Cynthia Rowley Bundle
  5. Melvita Floral Water

 

Would love box 18, 22, or 10.

Or even indidvidual products like the nail polish remover wipe, 1 step bronzer, or Eyeko eyeliner.

 

Thanks


Edited by Nisha760 - 6/11/12 at 6:18pm
post #2125 of 2985
Got box 16 am willing to trade anything, I wonder what I did to deserve this box, on the fence about canceling but I will wait. Hoping next month is better, please no more moisturizer! I got male perfume, will send it to the bf for fathers day lol
post #2126 of 2985

I got box 2 and WOW, am I happy! I opened up the Stila box and instantly thought... a full size?! What an amazing value. This is only my second Birchbox but I am sooo much happier than last month.

post #2127 of 2985

Getting box 4! Very happy with it i loveeeee eyelinnnneeerrr! Glad i didn't get stila bronzer since i bought it last week! lol :)

post #2128 of 2985
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Originally Posted by yousoldtheworld View Post

Yep, the categories don't need to be so specific, and mocking really wasn't necessary. But things like nut allergies and fragrance allergies and allergies to very strong chemicals are real, and it's not an unreasonable idea that out of 20-30 boxes, they can't have some that don't have these kinds of things in them.

I'm not meaning to be mocking, I think it is just unrealistic (especially when people just want to opt out of specific products, not just allergens, which is kind of my point).  I am bad at moderating my tone in writing.  There are a LOT different of allergies/sensitivities, how can you satisfy them all every single month?   

 

Food allergies I'll give on, because to be quite honest, it is a throw away in a beauty box when generally they give the same samples out at the grocery store on the weekend.  Still, I'm diabetic and don't want to be sent candy, so I give it away and that's life.

post #2129 of 2985
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Originally Posted by Meggpi View Post

I'm not meaning to be mocking, I think it is just unrealistic (especially when people just want to opt out of specific products, not just allergens, which is kind of my point).  I am bad at moderating my tone in writing.  There are a LOT different of allergies/sensitivities, how can you satisfy them all every single month?   

 

Food allergies I'll give on, because to be quite honest, it is a throw away in a beauty box when generally they give the same samples out at the grocery store on the weekend.  Still, I'm diabetic and don't want to be sent candy, so I give it away and that's life.

 

I understand what you're saying. There are products I don't want either - self tanners, acne cream, hair oil, to name a few. But it's unrealistic to expect to opt out of categories.  

 

As to food allergies, these are usually just the little life style extra. If you're afraid of it, toss it out. 

 

Perfume samples are the easiest to get for these beauty box sub companies. They're plentiful and cheap, so we're never getting rid of them. I don't want them either, but they're not going away.

 

There are a few subs where you can pick your samples, and for those with allergies or who don't want makeup, or anti-aging, or perfume, or moisturizer, etc., those subs are probably a better bet because you'll never receive an item you don't want.

 

But a $10 a month sub service just can't cater to so many demands. 

post #2130 of 2985

My basic feelings on it are that if I have to fill out a "beauty profile," then that should be taken into account.

Also, I think food allergies should definitely be taken into account, because although you can certainly throw the item out, you never know what state the packaging could be in.

 

That being said, I can understand not being able to fully cater to every single demand customers have, but with 20+ boxes, it should be a little easier than with a singular box.

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