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post #1231 of 3862
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

i have one from my goop box if you want. i am still using my lip balm from my gossip girl box from may...

Thank you! I don't know what I'm getting yet, so I don't know if I have anything to trade for the gloss that you'd want.

post #1232 of 3862

for those who didn't want to be spoiled is why I referred to it as "the pink thing."
 

post #1233 of 3862
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Thank you! I don't know what I'm getting yet, so I don't know if I have anything to trade for the gloss that you'd want.

 

what gloss? i'm looking for a beauty blender or the faux cils mascara. i loveeeee mascara 

post #1234 of 3862
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Originally Posted by winkiepup View Post

Just curious, why are we calling it "the pink thing" rather than "beautyblender"?


my reply above was meant to include this quote. ^^

post #1235 of 3862
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

what gloss? i'm looking for a beauty blender or the faux cils mascara. i loveeeee mascara 

Oops. I meant lip balm. 

post #1236 of 3862
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Originally Posted by vogliadivintage View Post

why is there still Jouer in everything??  I think BB has sold their souls to that company...  It's there every month!


I haven't sampled anything from them yet so I hope they keep sampling them.

post #1237 of 3862
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Oops. I meant lip balm. 

 

oh ok. i was a little confused lol

post #1238 of 3862
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Originally Posted by KatiebuglovesBB View Post

I have two subs, one getting Goop, the other a regular/transformation box. I received the Goop box today, and as I stated before, I never received a shipping email from Birchbox, AND the tracking number for October on that account is wrong (be warned, ladies!).

 

I'm not sure which box I received (maybe 9?), but the weight was .7415, shipped on 10/6/12, and was expected to be delivered by 10/12/12.

 

Box pictures:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

1) Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. No where near deluxe sized, but I used it, will get a few uses from it, and like it so far. It's one of those items I never would have tried if it weren't for Birchbox, but happy I get to.

 

2) DDF Brightening Cleanser.  Great size. I was thisclose to trading it because It smells of licorice and reminds me of Sambuca/Jager Meister (puke)..however, I heard such GREAT reviews on it that I had to try it. I did and the smell is very much diffused by the time you lather it on your face, and begins to smell very clean. It could be placebo effect, but I feel like my skin IS slightly brighter; plus, it pairs well with the Caudalie Radiance Serum. Excited to see its effects after extended use.

 

3) Orofluido Beauty Elixir. I have almost purchased this 4 or 5 times. I'm so glad to finally be able to try it first! Birchbox has me hooked on hair oil and this stuff does really smell THAT good. SO excited to use it tomorrow morning.

 

4) per-fekt Beauty Lip Perfection Gel (Melrose). What else can I say about this 'sample' other than it is depressingly laughable and insulting.. I really can't believe this is one of the four deluxe samples. I grow more livid every time I think about it. I'll post a picture below, and I'm emailing Birchbox later. Sure, I did get the huge cleanser, but that doesn't not make this OK! What's more, it really is nothing special.. I have nearly the exact same product (same color too) from Burt's Bees AND Alima Pure for a fraction of the price.

 

LIFESTYLE EXTRA:

Mighty Leaf Tea (Organic Earl Grey, African Nectar, Green Tea Tropical). The boyfraaan and I will use these, but it's sort of "meh" and boring to me.

 

 

 

So, this month was ok for me... actually less than ok, but luckily I have a regular/transformation box coming AND my boyfriend got an awesome BBman today too. Hoping for the EVE LOM cleanser/cloths (if these will be in the transformation boxes), or the Mary Lou-manizer.

Here's the depressing picture of my 'deluxe' sample, described above:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

per-fekt Beauty Lip Perfection Gel (Melrose):

 

YUP, that's the 'deluxe' sized sample after you remove the frilly misleading flower petals. See what I meant when I said it looked like a corner of a pill insert in my previous post? CANNOT wait to email Birchbox and have them tell me "So sorry. We think you'll love it anyway *smile*" This is ridiculous.

Let me know what their response is to your email! I'm pretty sure I'll be getting this box too and I want to email them about the "deluxe"ness of it too, but if they just give a stupid excuse then I'll save myself the headache and just not bother.

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I'm really disappointed with the tiny samples I got. Here's what I received: 

 

 

The only thing not pictured is the Luna bar (in a lemon flavor) because my kids promptly ate it. I hadn't been online since Sunday afternoon due to a 2-day holiday, so I was surprised to get my box because I hadn't received an email about it yet. I did not opt for a Goop box but that's what I got and I'm not excited about any of the items I received. I already tried the lip gloss and it's so light, it isn't visible on me at all.

post #1240 of 3862
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post

Dunno if anybody mentioned this yet, but the October box page link is working :).

 

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/october2012-box-1?limit=all

 

thanks for the link.  I see the twistbands are back up there.  At least I don't think I can get another one!  Everything else would be okay...I'd even take the tea.  Maybe not the stupid flower with the lip crap in it.

 

I'm so excited to get my box updated so I can seeeee what I'm getting!  LOL

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Oh my goodness. that perkect sample is awful. I can't believe it. But then again, I got 5 foil/paper packet samples last month. yep. 5 and a twist tie and tea. Thanks BB.

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Originally Posted by javagirl87 View Post

Oh my goodness. that perkect sample is awful. I can't believe it. But then again, I got 5 foil/paper packet samples last month. yep. 5 and a twist tie and tea. Thanks BB.


what a sh*tty box

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Also, the Goop-specific products link is working as well. 

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/promo/goop?limit=all

 

 

One thing... where is the Essie polish?? It's not showing up under the October box or under the Goop box, even though you can find the "Essie- Goop pick" when you search.

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I know. tell me about it. the only reason I wasn't pissed was because I really liked the benefit packets (both face washes) and I got 90 points because they counted each foil/tea as it's own product.

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Hey everyone, I'm kinda new - I've been lurking a while because I can't help myself with wanting to see spoilers for the upcoming boxes haha

 

Anyway, I had to comment on the box I got this month. Particularly, the lip gloss. The little "pill" packet wasn't even in the flower when I opened it. I didn't know what on earth I was looking at. When I finally saw the tiny thing, I couldn't believe it. That + my second Luna bar just isn't sitting right with me...

 

heh

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Honestly - I've only gotten 1 of 5 boxes I've liked so far. The only reason I stick with it is because I like the surprise and I get most of my money back from the point system. This last box ended up costing me $1 since I had 90 points. I can DEFINITELY use the points and love the things on their site, so it's worth it. But the boxes have been the most disappointing i've ever gotten from any sub.

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Is BB and Per-fekt kidding with that insulting sample? For what they want you to pay for their ridiculously overpriced products, they should at least send out a sample that you can take serious.

post #1248 of 3862

I always have to figure out the value of my box, because I'm obsessive and cheap that way (If its ever under 10, I'm out is basically what It boils down to. I knew my box would be over from the DDF but I figured it out anyway....The "per-fekt" flower/lipgloss sample thingie is worth

 

duh duh duh duh

 

drum roll

 

eye roll

 

12 cents. 

 

So not impressed.

post #1249 of 3862
Oh FYI ladies, I've had the Caudalie Radiance Cream on my freshly cleaned skin for three hours now just sitting in my house and my faces feels and looks like an oil slick. I have combination skin, but it only ever looks this oily after 6 hours BEING OUT doing something at least. What a let down.
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Out of curiosity, does anyone who reads this thread read it and want things kept secret? I like the spoilers, bc I click and it's like "surprise"! But I can't imagine what this thread is like for someone who wants secrets and ignores the spoilers. Do they just go "wow, people are unhappy about a mysterious flower?" lol

 

I'm not super excited about this month, although I hope I get a couple of nice skin care products in the goop box. I was excited about an Essie since I got the horrible vomit colored color club one last month, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

 

In defense of BB, I wonder if those of us who post here give different feedback than the others who subscribe, and maybe that's why they keep doing things that those on the msg board complain about... 

 

Maybe a lot of the people are like "yay, I want more luna bars! and lara bars!" (A friend who subscribes but doesn't post here LOVED her free razor--I think it's her favorite bb item ever, even though a lot of people on here complained, and she's gotten stuff I think is a lot better.) Maybe the bars are free to BB, which might mean that they're in the position of "hmm, we could send this out as is, or add free food." Or the bars are owned by the same parent company as some other brand that BB wants in its box, and it's like a deal of some kind. Just speculation. I have no idea.

 

I will eat all of your nutrition bars if you want me to! I am nursing a 12 week old baby and working outside the home and this kind of thing is awesome for me.

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in reading this thread it sure seems like there are a lot of people who either opted OUT of the Goop box or did not respond and then got one. Has anyone who opted IN for the Goop box actually gotten one yet? I opted in, but I have not gotten my shipping email (normally don't get until the 10th) and the tracking number on the site is still not returning results yet (not unusual though, it normally won't update until the day before or the day of delivery).

 

I'm moving next Friday October 19th so I sure hope it arrives before then, last time I moved it got forwarded but the new post office returned it to BB saying I had refused it and BB just gave me the money back

post #1252 of 3862

I'm actually really excited for this month's BB.  I opted out of the goop box, which at first I thought might have been a mistake.  After seeing some of these boxes though, I think I'm happy with my decision.  Either way, lots of items I would love to get this month!

 

I feel for you ladies who got the per-fekt sample. :(  Not fair to count that as "deluxe," especially when only get three other samples and a lifestyle extra.

post #1253 of 3862

Just an FYI, I've gotten 3 of those. 2 after I ordered 2 packs of them from birchbox. You'd think they'd pick up I don't need anymore :)

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Originally Posted by Jennifer Love View Post

 

thanks for the link.  I see the twistbands are back up there.  At least I don't think I can get another one!  Everything else would be okay...I'd even take the tea.  Maybe not the stupid flower with the lip crap in it.

 

I'm so excited to get my box updated so I can seeeee what I'm getting!  LOL

post #1254 of 3862

I got that flower sample card FREE from Sephora a few months ago.

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Originally Posted by Meshybelle View Post

Is BB and Per-fekt kidding with that insulting sample? For what they want you to pay for their ridiculously overpriced products, they should at least send out a sample that you can take serious.

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I did

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Originally Posted by artemis76 View Post

in reading this thread it sure seems like there are a lot of people who either opted OUT of the Goop box or did not respond and then got one. Has anyone who opted IN for the Goop box actually gotten one yet? I opted in, but I have not gotten my shipping email (normally don't get until the 10th) and the tracking number on the site is still not returning results yet (not unusual though, it normally won't update until the day before or the day of delivery).

 

I'm moving next Friday October 19th so I sure hope it arrives before then, last time I moved it got forwarded but the new post office returned it to BB saying I had refused it and BB just gave me the money back

post #1256 of 3862
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Originally Posted by thetalambda2002 View Post

Just an FYI, I've gotten 3 of those. 2 after I ordered 2 packs of them from birchbox. You'd think they'd pick up I don't need anymore :)

 

Oh poop.  Well, I've decided that if I get another one, it is an automatic cancel for me.  There are too many other fish in this beauty box sea these days to be sent a piece of elastic (which I did totally see the same kind of elastics at Target today.)  My other auto-cancel item is another ziploc bag.  I was all ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  But anyway....crossing fingers I get a decent box with at least a couple of samples in it that I'll be able to use (unlike last month where I threw everything away except the Wei kit.)  

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oooo thanks for that tip! the tea does look good, i want to try the orange.cat.gif
 

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Originally Posted by melonz View Post

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Originally Posted by gluegungeisha View Post

I just got my box I'm happy I didn't get any hair products, because I rarely use them. I can't drink the tea because I don't do caffeine, but the samples of the other things were nice.
 

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I would LOOOVEE this box! I love Kiehl's and really want a damn beautyblender! Can you tell us what your shipping weight was?


my weight was .47 something. i was surprised i got all that for a teensy weight!

post #1259 of 3862
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Originally Posted by artemis76 View Post

in reading this thread it sure seems like there are a lot of people who either opted OUT of the Goop box or did not respond and then got one. Has anyone who opted IN for the Goop box actually gotten one yet?

I might be wrong but I don't recall seeing anyone who said they specifically opted out of Goop and then got a Goop box anyway, just a lot of people saying they didn't respond (or couldn't because they never got the e-mail).

Anyway, I opted out and just got my transformations box shipping e-mail.
post #1260 of 3862
I opted in and got one.
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