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post #1021 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

i got one sometime in the spring and it was a vial. 

Thanks 

post #1022 of 2328
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

Has anyone gotten the Atelier Cologne?  The picture of my box show what looks like a card.  Please tell me that they are not sending me a card with the scent on it (like the ones in catalogs).

 

Everyone seems disappointed in box 3 -- I'm actually looking forward to mine.  I have only used the powder type of luminizer so I will be interested to see how the liquid type will work.  

 

I've gotten samples from Atelier before and they send the sample vial in a fancy translucent envelope with a beautiful postcard that has a little paragraph write-up about the particular scent.  ClassyPretty.  Wish they spent the extra few cents for a spray top instead, but this is very nice too.

post #1023 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

i got one sometime in the spring and it was a val. 

The Atelier sample I received in one of my earliest boxes last year (and then my aunt received in her own box a few months ago) was a vial in a glassine envelope with a postcard.  It's actually very pretty presentation, especially compared to, say, Juicy Couture where the vial is just in a sort of booklet-ish thing that easily allows the vial to slip out.  If you look at the picture here, it's basically the card to the left of the vials and a vial, except in an envelope.

post #1024 of 2328
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Originally Posted by casey anne View Post

 



Hmmm...good thinking.  More "lifestyle" stuff... 

Birchbox had a survey  a while back wanting to know what subscribers would be interested in for lifestyle products such as kitchen items, jewelry, scarves etc.  I imagine it will be something like that.

post #1025 of 2328
Maybe the deluxe sub includes the limited edition boxes?
post #1026 of 2328

I am so excited! I am going to be getting:

 

 

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I am not sure yet which number this is but, yeah! I love trying new mascara. Does anyone know if the mascara is full size? It looks full size in my account picture. I know the hair powder has been sampled before but I would love to find a good one for my hair type. Perfume usually isn't for me since I only wear Lolita Lempicka and Gucci II but it could work. Plus the chocolate, yes please! So glad I am not getting the cranberry SoyJoy.

 

 

post #1027 of 2328

Okay so I was digging around on the ModelCo site and am pretty confused. 

Nothing they have online looks like the fibre mascara or the lipgloss (of the modelco duo lipstick and gloss I got in Glossybox)

 

The fibrelash is a two part system, and we aren't getting the little fibers in a separate container, so maybe its a new product that hat the fibres already mixed in?

 

 

the lipgloss looks like a totally different container from the ones online. 

 

weird.

 

Also I emailed paulina about the deluxe gift sub. 

It could be so many different things! whatever it is I want one :P

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Originally Posted by Kristin1387 View Post

The cornucopia is a small roller of purfume oil.. it smells nice!

I saw them on Sephora about 5 mins ago! My boyfriend is getting them for me for Christmas.   I dont have any smudge sticks. :)  Which itkit should i get.  I just got kit 2 - im in LOVE with the Nars lip pencil. i dont know if i should get another 2 or a different kit. What do you think?

I loved the stuff in #1, but really only because I love St. Tropez and can't get enough of everything they make. They are really generous samples, and the Alterna is a product from them I haven't sampled. If you get another 2, the lip pencil will still be the same color, so I say go for the different products!

post #1028 of 2328

So, on one account, I had to update billing...it hasn't shown me what my box is yet on that account, it's stuck on October. And, when I go to my account page, it finally says November Shipping instead of October, but there's no tracking number to even click on.

 

...anyone know what this means? Or had this happen yet it all turned out okay? Or should I be worried?

post #1029 of 2328

I went to my box page to see if tracking info was up yet and glimpsed a big rectangular thing, not sure what that could be, didn't look like anything already posted but I don't want to completely spoil myself this month!

post #1030 of 2328

Fiberlash is full size! I really like it, it really lengthens my lashes but it doesn't to anything to thicken. Even with a few coats, I have super long but wispy/feathery looking lashes.

post #1031 of 2328
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Originally Posted by meetcutecrystal View Post

I am so excited! I am going to be getting:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

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I am not sure yet which number this is but, yeah! I love trying new mascara. Does anyone know if the mascara is full size? It looks full size in my account picture. I know the hair powder has been sampled before but I would love to find a good one for my hair type. Perfume usually isn't for me since I only wear Lolita Lempicka and Gucci II but it could work. Plus the chocolate, yes please! So glad I am not getting the cranberry SoyJoy.

 

 

That's box 20.  I'm getting it, too!  I'm also quite happy with it!!!!! 

 

=) <- see how happy I look?

post #1032 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Charity1217 View Post

I'm getting box 3

 

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Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray

Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector

Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod

Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Petite Cologne Absolute

stila all day over shimmer liquid luminizer try-me-set

 

 

and Box 23

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Overall, I'm happy!  I won't use the Stila luminizer, nail polish, one of the Oscar Blandi spray, or mascara so those will be up for trade.  I'm so happy I got the chocolate and the Shea Terra Body creme.  I wanted to try the One Love Organic body serum, the Kiehl's or the Jouer perfume but these boxes are much better than previous months.

 

I'm getting these same two boxes! Yay!!

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okay, couldn't resist knowing if I'm getting the chocolate, so I went to the page for it and it had a "write a review" button biggrin.gif I feel kind of bad that I'm getting it though because I always love the lifestyle extras and would probably like the cranberry bar more than the rest of you lol
 

post #1034 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

Okay so I was digging around on the ModelCo site and am pretty confused. 

Nothing they have online looks like the fibre mascara or the lipgloss (of the modelco duo lipstick and gloss I got in Glossybox)

 

The fibrelash is a two part system, and we aren't getting the little fibers in a separate container, so maybe its a new product that hat the fibres already mixed in?

 

 

the lipgloss looks like a totally different container from the ones online. 

 

weird.

 

Also I emailed paulina about the deluxe gift sub. 

It could be so many different things! whatever it is I want one :P

I loved the stuff in #1, but really only because I love St. Tropez and can't get enough of everything they make. They are really generous samples, and the Alterna is a product from them I haven't sampled. If you get another 2, the lip pencil will still be the same color, so I say go for the different products!

 

I can answer one question - BB had a little write up on the mascara.  Originally they made it as two-step, but then they reformulated to put both fibers and mascara in the same tube.  Brrrrrilliant!  ;)

post #1035 of 2328

I asked BB about how they do shipping and tracking. This is the response I got.

 

 

"Although tracking numbers have been uploaded to subscribers' accounts, the boxes have only just begun to ship. It is likely that yours hasn't left our warehouse just yet. You will receive an email notification when the box ships- from that time, your tracking information should load within 3-5 days (though hopefully much sooner!!).

Yes, you are absolutely correct about Birchbox shipments. The boxes are packaged by box type and ship out in waves- depending on what box you are receiving, your box might ship at a slightly different time each month.

That said, we do try to get them all out to you as close to the 10th as we can, and delivered to your doorstep within 10 days of shipment. If we do not live up to this promise we urge you to let us know: we want you to hold us to it! :)

Please let me know if you have any other questions, or if there is anything I can assist you with at this time. And please be in touch if your tracking information still hasn't loaded soon."

So basically your boxes have your shipping (tracking) number and once that goes out - it is scanned for tracking purposes.  
post #1036 of 2328

First I thought... "my box is going to be here so soon, I'll be able to resist looking at spoilers!"

 

Then, I thought... "it's only a couple of days. I'll just go ahead and look at spoilers like I do every month."

 

I got my box today before I could even try to peek! Haha!

 

I got this box..

 

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The LuLu hair powder - kind of looking forward to trying this, but I've never had good luck with dry shampoo types of products (fine, thin, fair hair...)

 

The men's cologne - at first I wrinkled my nose in disappointment, but it smells reallllllly good. i will keep it for myself!

 

The mascara - I've been wanting to try this for months, and I was SUPER excited to see it in my box! I'm going to make myself wait to play with it until I've used up a couple of tubes, though.

 

The lip butter - I was a little bummed I didn't receive this last month, so I was happy to get it this month! I am not as impressed as I thought I'd be with it, but I still like it.

 

The OLO serum - Still not sure what this is, but since the combination of my pregnancy and the cooler weather has actually made my skin unusually dry, I'm thrilled to have it. I got the Chamomile fragrance, which is lovely.

 

 

Overall, pretty much couldn't be happier. Well done, BB! :)

post #1037 of 2328

They tell you that dry shampoo is supposed to be good for fine, oily hair, but I haven't had any real success with them, either. Corn starch usually will do me a little good on early second day hair, but that's it. The Tressame one has been awful for me. Maybe I'll like this one they're sending out.

post #1038 of 2328
I'll have the modelko lipgloss, not sure which color, but I'd love to trade. I'm looking for the cupcake bath bomb, the Sumita liner, the miracle skin cream, or even the nail polish. Let me know if you're interested! :-)
post #1039 of 2328
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

I asked BB about how they do shipping and tracking. This is the response I got.

 

 

"Although tracking numbers have been uploaded to subscribers' accounts, the boxes have only just begun to ship. It is likely that yours hasn't left our warehouse just yet. You will receive an email notification when the box ships- from that time, your tracking information should load within 3-5 days (though hopefully much sooner!!).

Yes, you are absolutely correct about Birchbox shipments. The boxes are packaged by box type and ship out in waves- depending on what box you are receiving, your box might ship at a slightly different time each month.

That said, we do try to get them all out to you as close to the 10th as we can, and delivered to your doorstep within 10 days of shipment. If we do not live up to this promise we urge you to let us know: we want you to hold us to it! :)

Please let me know if you have any other questions, or if there is anything I can assist you with at this time. And please be in touch if your tracking information still hasn't loaded soon."

So basically your boxes have your shipping (tracking) number and once that goes out - it is scanned for tracking purposes.  

 

Thanks for verifying this.

A few people here have figured this out and tried to post about it the last 2-3 months, but it's like it's forgotten/ignored every single month, lol.  

Tracking number does not equal shipped box.  Email equals shipped box. :)

post #1040 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

They tell you that dry shampoo is supposed to be good for fine, oily hair, but I haven't had any real success with them, either. Corn starch usually will do me a little good on early second day hair, but that's it. The Tressame one has been awful for me. Maybe I'll like this one they're sending out.


Are you getting the Lulu in your box as well? I'd be very interested to see what you think of it. The best I've been able to do with dry shampoo is to create texture for updo styles, and even then, it works better when I use it on clean hair.

post #1041 of 2328
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Originally Posted by MyriadVoices View Post


Are you getting the Lulu in your box as well? I'd be very interested to see what you think of it. The best I've been able to do with dry shampoo is to create texture for updo styles, and even then, it works better when I use it on clean hair.

 

Yeah, I'm supposed to be getting it. I doubt it'll do anything of value, but I will nonetheless conduct the experiment and report back with my findings. atom.gif

post #1042 of 2328
Looks like I'm getting box 3. Some items may be up for trade! Now if only my box would ship!
post #1043 of 2328
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Originally Posted by hindsighting View Post

okay, couldn't resist knowing if I'm getting the chocolate, so I went to the page for it and it had a "write a review" button biggrin.gif I feel kind of bad that I'm getting it though because I always love the lifestyle extras and would probably like the cranberry bar more than the rest of you lol
 

 

Well, I have some potentially bad news for you:  *Every* product now has a "Write a review" link whether it's in your (or any!) box or not.  The *real* key is whether you get an oldschool popup Feedback box or a "Write a Customer Review" page when you click that link.

post #1044 of 2328
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Originally Posted by mellee View Post

 

I can answer one question - BB had a little write up on the mascara.  Originally they made it as two-step, but then they reformulated to put both fibers and mascara in the same tube.  Brrrrrilliant!  ;)

 

Ehh opposite opinion over here.

 

the cool new thing is to have the fibers and the mascara separate so you can control how much and where you put the fibers (like outside lashes only for a pretty cat eye)

 

Everybody went kinds bananas over the toofaced version, but I am drowning in mascara so I haven't bought any in a year, but I am thinking about getting just a tube of the fibers, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

post #1045 of 2328

So the other day I did have shipping information, now it seems to have disappeared from my account info AND my box page is stuck on October. What?

post #1046 of 2328
Has anyone tried the mascara yet? I received a mascara in my Julep box that was supposed to have fibers in the mascara and it didn't work well for me plus I tried a few drugstore brands that were supposed to have fibers in them as well but didn't see much of a difference honestly so I am very curious to see if this is any good!
post #1047 of 2328

Is it just me or have a LOT (dare I say all?) of you ladies had damaged eyeliners? What the heck, BB? It's one thing for the cap to fall off while in transit but another for there to have been no cap or for there to be stuff growing on the actual liner... how do they not notice that when they're putting the item in the box?

 


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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

Ehh opposite opinion over here.

 

the cool new thing is to have the fibers and the mascara separate so you can control how much and where you put the fibers (like outside lashes only for a pretty cat eye)

 

Everybody went kinds bananas over the toofaced version, but I am drowning in mascara so I haven't bought any in a year, but I am thinking about getting just a tube of the fibers, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

 

Essence sells the fibers alone in a little cylindrical tub and I believe it's only $3-4 and they work really well, so if you don't want to spend too much to try the fiber and mascara separate concept out, that's the way to go.

post #1048 of 2328
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Originally Posted by norther View Post

 

Essence sells the fibers alone in a little cylindrical tub and I believe it's only $3-4 and they work really well, so if you don't want to spend too much to try the fiber and mascara separate concept out, that's the way to go.

Yes, I believe that was the brand I have seen on the internet. I rarely make it to Ulta, so I haven't been in the situation where I remember it and see it in front of me. I even have a spoolie want from Birchbox a million months ago that would be perfect for the fibers :) 

post #1049 of 2328
I'm new to this site and have no idea how to reply to a specific post but I've never heard of essence. Can I buy it in a store or do I have to order it online?
post #1050 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

Yes, I believe that was the brand I have seen on the internet. I rarely make it to Ulta, so I haven't been in the situation where I remember it and see it in front of me. I even have a spoolie want from Birchbox a million months ago that would be perfect for the fibers :) 

The Essence one actually includes a little wand too! I don't know if you wear contact lenses though - they advise against using the fibers if you do, which, while it makes sense, is still a shame since my lashes are hidden when I wear glasses.

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