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post #1111 of 2328
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Originally Posted by jkwynn View Post

 

I'm getting this box too (box 2) and my weight is .615 - that IS odd, lol. 

Maybe one or both of our boxes on the site are wrong?  I can only hope. hah.  I'm not wowed by that box at all.  Maybe I'll like the stuff when it comes.

post #1112 of 2328

I got the lavender scented OLO oil.  I have a friend who is super sensitive to scented products, so I can't imagine slathering it all over, but I'm thinking I will use it as aromatherapy on my pressure points before bed... I'm going to try it tonight!  Seems like the sample will go a long way like that!  

post #1113 of 2328
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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post

My cupcake was in perfect condition. Looked good enough to eat.

HOWEVER I took a bath dropped it in when it was 2/3 full and nothing happened. No bubbles, color water change, no different scent in the air, no skin softer than usual. It dissolved into absolutely nothing. What a dud and I am so glad I did not add this to my shopping cart when the holiday store opened up.

Thank you for that! I put those in my cart ever since I first spotted them.. if they serve no purpose than looking cute, I'll just stick to my usual bombs and salts lol.
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Hello, November will be my second month with BB. I really wish they wouldn't put food in the boxessadno.gif. I really want beauty samples. Haven't received November box yet,so I will be letting you guys know how it goes. Last month it had Tea?Diet-bar?sadno.gif...A full size cleanser, sample of a great lip gloss color,( I did purchase however),under eye concealer and some olive oil samples.

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Originally Posted by Maddismaw View Post

Hello, November will be my second month with BB. I really wish they wouldn't put food in the boxessadno.gif. I really want beauty samples. Haven't received November box yet,so I will be letting you guys know how it goes. Last month it had Tea?Diet-bar?sadno.gif...A full size cleanser, sample of a great lip gloss color,( I did purchase however),under eye concealer and some olive oil samples.

the thing with birchbox is that they've geared themselves more towards "beauty & lifestyle" now, so you might as well just expect a lifestyle item each month. counting this month i will have gotten 3 food items out of my past 9 boxes, but they've also put in different items as well for their lifestyle picks.

post #1116 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Jennifer Love View Post


Mine is:
  • Style or Beauty Blogs
  • Semi-proficient
  • Face cream
  • Experiment & Change beauty routine, how-tos and tips
  • Classic
  • normal, fine hair
  • Brown hair
  • caucasian 
  • light complexion
  • normal skin
  • concern aging
  • 40 
  • 86, 000-110,999
  • friend
  • mother of 0-10 & active

I dunno how else I could switch it around.

It's funny my profile is almost exactly the same as yours except I wrote medium skin.. And I was getting all skin care items, so I changed my splurge to makeup... And I still got box 13 which isn't too bad, but I think I might change my concern of aging skin next. But I do really like some of the creams I've received.
post #1117 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Jennifer Love View Post

I've made cupcake bath bombs at home...they're REALLY cute and fairly easy if you can source your materials (I use Brambleberry but there are other places and even Michael's carries soap making stuff.)  

 

Here's the tutorial that I used. They turned out so cute!  <3

 

http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2008/11/cupcake-bath-bombs-tutorial.html

 

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try and make them.  They would be cute for gifts as well .

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Bahaha, I wonder if I'm the only one excited about the food item? It doesn't bother me since it's a lifestyle extra, and I really, really want the potato chip one. I love salt and chocolate. Yummy.

 

...now if only I knew what my second box contained! Oh well. I'm pleased with the box on my main account - it's box three. The stila item is interesting, even though I have high beam and never use it. I don't know if I'll use the texturizing spray, but I do like that it's something new. I'll experiment! After all, BB is about trying new things, so even if it doesn't work out, I'll know never to buy something like it. (Or, I might adore it!) I have a favorite perfume, but I'll still try the one I'm getting, or I'll give it to my sister. The primer/corrector will be nice to try, too! I have a sample of Smashbox's primer, and I like it. I'm always up for trying new things.

 

So yes. Overall, nothing that I am beating down the door to get, per se, but I like that all my items are new things for me to test out. I'm looking forward to getting this box! Maybe my second account will have some of the other cool items, like the mascara or bath bomb! =)

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Think i'm going to cancel. Been hoping since May to get a good box. Was excited to see the pics on instagram with the mascara and stuff, then realized I'm getting  a bunch of anti-aging products. wtf? 

post #1120 of 2328

What color of the luminzer is everyone getting?

post #1121 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lovelockdown View Post

Think i'm going to cancel. Been hoping since May to get a good box. Was excited to see the pics on instagram with the mascara and stuff, then realized I'm getting  a bunch of anti-aging products. wtf? 

 

What box are you getting?

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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

Bahaha, I wonder if I'm the only one excited about the food item? It doesn't bother me since it's a lifestyle extra, and I really, really want the potato chip one. I love salt and chocolate. Yummy.

 

...now if only I knew what my second box contained! Oh well. I'm pleased with the box on my main account - it's box three. The stila item is interesting, even though I have high beam and never use it. I don't know if I'll use the texturizing spray, but I do like that it's something new. I'll experiment! After all, BB is about trying new things, so even if it doesn't work out, I'll know never to buy something like it. (Or, I might adore it!) I have a favorite perfume, but I'll still try the one I'm getting, or I'll give it to my sister. The primer/corrector will be nice to try, too! I have a sample of Smashbox's primer, and I like it. I'm always up for trying new things.

 

So yes. Overall, nothing that I am beating down the door to get, per se, but I like that all my items are new things for me to test out. I'm looking forward to getting this box! Maybe my second account will have some of the other cool items, like the mascara or bath bomb! =)

I WOULD be excited for the food item, if I wasn't getting a SoyJoy bar in BOTH BOXES. :( haha they should change the name, because it will NOT bring me Joy. I'm excited for the rest of the stuff in my boxes though, why not. I literally just bought a Benefit set that had high beam in it 2 weeks ago, and I've been trying it out, so I'm excited to try a different brand to see which works better for me. :)

Is it just me, or does anyone else think the pic on that SoyJoy box looks gross. haha.

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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

I WOULD be excited for the food item, if I wasn't getting a SoyJoy bar in BOTH BOXES. :( haha they should change the name, because it will NOT bring me Joy. I'm excited for the rest of the stuff in my boxes though, why not. I literally just bought a Benefit set that had high beam in it 2 weeks ago, and I've been trying it out, so I'm excited to try a different brand to see which works better for me. :)

Is it just me, or does anyone else think the pic on that SoyJoy box looks gross. haha.


Oh yeah, that's fair. I'm getting the chocolate, which is exciting. The SoyJoy looks...not so good. XD If I get it in my other box, it'll probably go to my friend. But still. It could be worse. Somehow. rolleyes.gif

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Note to Birchbox: No one complains about the "lifestyle extra" being food if it's chocolate. 

post #1125 of 2328
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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

I WOULD be excited for the food item, if I wasn't getting a SoyJoy bar in BOTH BOXES. :( haha they should change the name, because it will NOT bring me Joy. I'm excited for the rest of the stuff in my boxes though, why not. I literally just bought a Benefit set that had high beam in it 2 weeks ago, and I've been trying it out, so I'm excited to try a different brand to see which works better for me. :)

Is it just me, or does anyone else think the pic on that SoyJoy box looks gross. haha.


Oh yeah, that's fair. I'm getting the chocolate, which is exciting. The SoyJoy looks...not so good. XD If I get it in my other box, it'll probably go to my friend. But still. It could be worse. Somehow. rolleyes.gif

I was very happy to get chocolate over cologne (I would even have been happy to get the soyjoy bar...as long as I didn't get the cologne).  I understand that having food items in a box is frustrating for those who have allergies though.

 

Also, Birchbox already sent men's cologne out to us once...there's really no need to repeat that fiasco! 

post #1126 of 2328
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Originally Posted by orlandomom View Post

Chocolate
Stila all over shimmer
Miracle Skin Transformer instant skin perfector (is this a good sized sample? Anyone tried this??)
Atelier Rose Perfume (highly allergic to roses, ha)
Oscar blandi texturizing spray. My hair is thick and long and curly. I really don't need texture. Maybe I can use it like hairspray for my daughter for dance?

Box twins...! I wasn't really wanting the texturizing spray since I received it in my Allure Fall beauty box. I have still yet to try it because like you I have thick long curly hair. Happy with the rest of it tho!

post #1127 of 2328
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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

Bahaha, I wonder if I'm the only one excited about the food item? It doesn't bother me since it's a lifestyle extra, and I really, really want the potato chip one. I love salt and chocolate. Yummy.

 

 

It doesn't bother me, but I'm not excited. sadno.gif

post #1128 of 2328

I probably would have wanted the chocolate food item over the man perfume! I also don't think I will use the lip gloss, I'm already getting one from Ipsy :/  If they are similar colors then I might gift it or something

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i'm starting to worry that my box won't get here before i leave for thanksgiving break on friday :\\\

post #1130 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Note to Birchbox: No one complains about the "lifestyle extra" being food if it's chocolate. 

Agreed smile.gif
post #1131 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Note to Birchbox: No one complains about the "lifestyle extra" being food if it's chocolate. 


absolutely!!!!!!!

 

girlies need the chocolates!!!! especially for 5 days a month, we kill without our chocolates!!!

post #1132 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Note to Birchbox: No one complains about the "lifestyle extra" being food if it's chocolate. 

Not true, I just read a comment on the BB Facebook page from some lady who got chocolate (i didn't) and she's livid. Apparently she has a ton of food allergies. I was trying to suggest perhaps she give the chocolate to a friend (because it's amazeballs) and she chewed my head off. 

 

There's no use arguing with someone who is that mad. Really. We are sampling, right? I, too, and disappointed when my box is just meh. But I like the part where I get to try new things. Hence I subscribe. Sometimes this board and the BB Facebook page really get me depressed. So glad I'm not a CS rep.

post #1133 of 2328

I'm glad I'm not getting chocolate. I dislike chocolate. *runs for hiding*

I am getting a SoyJoy bar. I'm allergic to them, so this is useless to me. My box only has 5 items, so kinda sucks. But I am getting the mini Oscar Blandi spray, which I love but refuse to pay full price for, so that's a plus.

post #1134 of 2328
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Originally Posted by CrabbyMrsJ View Post

Not true, I just read a comment on the BB Facebook page from some lady who got chocolate (i didn't) and she's livid. Apparently she has a ton of food allergies. I was trying to suggest perhaps she give the chocolate to a friend (because it's amazeballs) and she chewed my head off. 

 

There's no use arguing with someone who is that mad. Really. We are sampling, right? I, too, and disappointed when my box is just meh. But I like the part where I get to try new things. Hence I subscribe. Sometimes this board and the BB Facebook page really get me depressed. So glad I'm not a CS rep.

i know bb has been sending out a lot of food lately, but seriously if you have THAT many allergies, you probably shouldn't be using a sampling service anyway i mean even the beauty samples have stuff in them, for example the naked princess gloss last month with the almond oil. i think some people just like to complain.

post #1135 of 2328

Reaaallly wish that they'd do a lifestyle extra or food, not lifestyle extra and food. I got a bath bomb and a chocopod. Bathbomb is cool, chocolate is cool, but not when they both count as deluxe samples, leaving me with one actual deluxe sample. Last month, I got two food items, so the only deluxe sample was an anti-acne facewash--my beauty profile indicates I have dry, sensitive skin.

Forgot to cancel before they billed me, but I won't make the same mistake again :|.

 

 

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Originally Posted by orlandomom View Post

Miracle Skin Transformer instant skin perfector (is this a good sized sample? Anyone tried this??)
 

If it's like the one I got, no. It's a tiny single-use foil pack. Might come with two single-use foil packs, but I doubt they'd ship a deluxe sample. I'd be peeved if they had deluxe samples and just decided to give me all foil packets last month :/. Has an interesting fluffy texture, kind of like the Benefit PoreFessionals

post #1136 of 2328

i got something from miracle skin in my gossip girl box whatever month that was, and it was a very generous sample. i still have the whole tube left, but that's because i use it mostly as a concealer.

 

i'm getting the instant skin perfector this month too, and i'm kind of thinking based on the other sample i got that it will be in a tube, but i don't what to have any high expectations here...

post #1137 of 2328

They updated the picture of the box contents and it shows a small tube.  Hoping that's accurate!

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The picture of the box itself has accurate content size, the individual images of the products just shows the full-sized versions. Whaaaaaaaaat they had actual deluxe samples of this stuff?? :| lol

 

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Originally Posted by mellee View Post

They updated the picture of the box contents and it shows a small tube.  Hoping that's accurate!

post #1139 of 2328
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Originally Posted by americanclassic View Post

The picture of the box itself has accurate content size, the individual images of the products just shows the full-sized versions. Whaaaaaaaaat they had actual deluxe samples of this stuff?? :| lol

 

 

Yep - the pic they (finally) added for box 20 shows a small tube:  https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/november-2013/nov2012box20

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Has anyone tried the Oscar Blandi texture/volumizing spray? Very interested to see how it works.. Is it like regular hairsprays that it makes your hair stiff, gritty, crunchy, sticky, etc? Or is it more natural/touchable? Still, if it really works, it beats backcombing :P.

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