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post #1711 of 2328
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

Are you trying to combine it with the Plus 2 pack? Because I know they don't allow you to do that, but if not then I'm not sure!

In a complete moment of dumb... can anyone point out to me where the Plus 2 pack is? >: I perused their shop and don't see it.

post #1712 of 2328
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

Thank you so much!!! I'll be doing this instead 

The Shea Terra shipping is more than BB and the minimum to get free shipping is high.  If you just add a low priced item to your BB basket, you'll get your discount and free shipping.

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Also on another note, I checked out the website for the cupcake bath bombs, and it does seem like they have minis as well as full-sizes:
 

http://www.feelingsmitten.com/category_28/Limited-Edition-Bath-Bombs.htm

 

BB probably sent us all the minis ($5.50 on their site), which is probably why they told me they were out and couldn't send another. Sads. Still trying to figure out how to salvage it for a photo, haha. On the other hand, the full sizes are $0.50 more expensive on the site, so ordering a single from BB will save you $0.50!! What a deal!!!!11!!

post #1714 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

In a complete moment of dumb... can anyone point out to me where the Plus 2 pack is? >: I perused their shop and don't see it.

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/makeup/pick-two-pack

post #1715 of 2328
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Originally Posted by mks8372 View Post


I see what you are saying, that the box only cost $10...but I can definitely see why she would be upset.  She has evidence that her box weight was low...and she has a point that they are still selling the mascara but are unwilling to replace it-I think some have said that the samples products and sale products are probably from separate inventories....but it would cost her $24 to replace the mascara in their shop ($14 with the use of the 100 pts that they were willing to provide).  Whether or not BB is willing to do something more, I felt that her frustration was valid...

While I really think that Birchbox should replace the mascara if it is for sale in the shop, I also feel that 100 points is generous. It's basically a refund of the box price. The mascara wasn't ordered, so its full price isn't an issue - a box of nonspecific samples was ordered. 

 

But really, just replace the mascara, Birchbox. Y'all obviously have them in stock. 

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Also on another note, I checked out the website for the cupcake bath bombs, and it does seem like they have minis as well as full-sizes:
 

http://www.feelingsmitten.com/category_28/Limited-Edition-Bath-Bombs.htm

 

BB probably sent us all the minis ($5.50 on their site), which is probably why they told me they were out and couldn't send another. Sads. Still trying to figure out how to salvage it for a photo, haha. On the other hand, the full sizes are $0.50 more expensive on the site, so ordering a single from BB will save you $0.50!! What a deal!!!!11!!

 

I'm tempted to buy a few of the minis as gifts because I still can't get over just how cute they are, but I haven't used mine yet and I've seen someone say that it didn't do anything, in which case I'd just buy the gifts at Lush.. I do LOVE how the Ribbon Candy one smells though, so I'll be really disappointed if it doesn't do anything :(

post #1717 of 2328
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Originally Posted by grayc View Post

For those that got the OLO Neroli do you feel that it's worth the $39 price in the BB shop?  I'm thinking of buying it; i LOVE body oils and i have my 3 month promo code to use.

 

If anyone has one they want to trade (any sent but rose) let me know and I can send you my list.  Also if i get the pink-ish Stilla illuminizer i'll probably look to trade that as well.

 

Thanks!
 

It's really nice, but $39 is really steep. I might be tempted if I had a promo code and some points. 

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Yeah I was going to say, when I went to Morocco for study abroad last year, one of my friends picked up a bunch of black soap. She was all like, "LOL I don't use it but I'm going to resell this stuff and make a bunch of money because lots of people pay so much for it" and it was dirt cheap over there. :P

 

The one quene8106 suggested sounds like a better deal.

 

I studied abroad in Morocco too! What did you think? Where did you live?

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Sounds like there is fabulous stuff in the Nov birchbox.... <3 <3
 

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Still no shipping email for me!.. but I ordered some of the Shea Terra from BB yesterday and got a confirmation on that already.. Weird.

post #1721 of 2328
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Originally Posted by grayc View Post

For those that got the OLO Neroli do you feel that it's worth the $39 price in the BB shop?  I'm thinking of buying it; i LOVE body oils and i have my 3 month promo code to use.

 

If anyone has one they want to trade (any sent but rose) let me know and I can send you my list.  Also if i get the pink-ish Stilla illuminizer i'll probably look to trade that as well.

 

Thanks!
 

 

I LOVE the OLO body serum. I was thisclose to buying it in the shop with my anniversary code but decided against it because $39 is a lot and I couldn't justify getting it even at 20% off. I'm planning on getting it before the end of the year though, but I'll use BB points that I've saved up to bring the price down (December's points will give me another $10 in the shop).

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Two questions for you ladies... 1). Am i the only person who has yet to even receive a tracking number or shipping email and 2) how do I tell which box number I am getting?
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Originally Posted by drk51284 View Post

 

I studied abroad in Morocco too! What did you think? Where did you live?

I was only there for two weeks! I was actually studying in Switzerland, but they couldn't get us student visa so we all had to leave for 2 weeks, and they picked Morocco. In Morocco, we landed in Casablanca, I lived in Rabat during that time, but my group of friends took a weekend trip to Marrakech where my friend got all the black soap lol. I liked Morocco! It's really beautiful, the market is full of cheap goodies and I indulged in my scarf fixation, and most of the people were super nice. I was super uncomfortable with all the guys who kept hitting on me, though; being a foreign female is its own sort of difficulty, which was made even worse by the fact I was the only Asian my study abroad group so when guys yelled things like "Nihao" or "Konichiwa" or "Anyohaseyo" it was really obvious who they were talking too. Also, Marrakech was super super dusty and kicked up my allergies in a way I usually never deal with!

 

What about you?

 

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Originally Posted by norther View Post

 

I'm tempted to buy a few of the minis as gifts because I still can't get over just how cute they are, but I haven't used mine yet and I've seen someone say that it didn't do anything, in which case I'd just buy the gifts at Lush.. I do LOVE how the Ribbon Candy one smells though, so I'll be really disappointed if it doesn't do anything :(

If that's the case, you might as well get the pack of three from BB: http://www.birchbox.com/shop/feeling-smitten-mini-cupcake-holiday-trio They're only $17 for three full sized ones, where even if you got the three minis, that would be $16.50 -- so you wouldn't even really save any money lol.

 

I really want to take mine out of the bag for pictures since a large part of it is just smooshed on the plastic but in tact, but it's entirely crumbled at the bottom too so I also don't want to open it until I use it. /o\ #cupcakeproblems

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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

African Black Soap by Nubian Heritage is good too.  It's just as good and it costs $3.99. You can get it at Whole Foods, Ricky's (in NYC), and probably other retail stores too.

Man, i miss living near a Ricky's!!!!!!!!!!!

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All this talk of Morocco reminds me of my future BIL's story of getting peed on while there. He learned a valuable lesson - never stand down wind from a camel. 

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

 

If that's the case, you might as well get the pack of three from BB: http://www.birchbox.com/shop/feeling-smitten-mini-cupcake-holiday-trio They're only $17 for three full sized ones, where even if you got the three minis, that would be $16.50 -- so you wouldn't even really save any money lol.

 

I really want to take mine out of the bag for pictures since a large part of it is just smooshed on the plastic but in tact, but it's entirely crumbled at the bottom too so I also don't want to open it until I use it. /o\ #cupcakeproblems

That's definitely a good idea - I didn't even think of checking BB, which is dumb since I got the cupcake in my freaking box lol. I've yet to buy anything from BB's actual shop since I've been hoarding my points. Maybe you could just take photos right before you use it haha. That way you could sprinkle the broken bits into the bath too instead of sending half of them flying all over the place.

post #1727 of 2328
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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

My acount shows box 3. I finally got my shipping e-mail and it says it's in Kansas City already. The weight is 0.5780. Anybody else who got box 3, what was the weight? Thanks.
My box 3 weight .570
post #1728 of 2328
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

While I completely understand why she's upset (I would be too with a missing item) I must agree that 100 points is a very fair compensation. The entire box cost $10 so the fact that they gave her that back, when only one item was messed up is great. You're not supposed to receive back the items actual value. It would be the same difference if you purchased, let's say a clothing item for $20 even though it's worth is $50 and you had to return it, should they compensate you $50 because that's what it's worth or what you actually paid for it which is $20? Or if you purchased something online with a few coupons and it got lost in the mail, they would only reimburse you what you paid, not what it's worth.

 

Well said!

post #1729 of 2328
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Originally Posted by MollyC2153 View Post

Man, i miss living near a Ricky's!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Me too. I miss NYC shopping in general. Shopping in my part of Virginia sucks.  I guess I'll go to this place called short pump this weekend lol. (the name makes me giggle everytime I hear or say it)

post #1730 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

The one quene8106 suggested sounds like a better deal.

 

Thanks! biggrin.gif

 

I'm sure that if they sell it in whole foods, then it is a quality product.  They also have the body wash version of it too, and I saw on their website that it is also sold at CVS.

post #1731 of 2328

Mine was supposed to be delivered today.  Came in to San Leandro on the same day as my ipsy and went to Oakland same day....and I got ipsy yesterday.  :(  I hope I get it tomorrow.

post #1732 of 2328
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

While I completely understand why she's upset (I would be too with a missing item) I must agree that 100 points is a very fair compensation. The entire box cost $10 so the fact that they gave her that back, when only one item was messed up is great. You're not supposed to receive back the items actual value. It would be the same difference if you purchased, let's say a clothing item for $20 even though it's worth is $50 and you had to return it, should they compensate you $50 because that's what it's worth or what you actually paid for it which is $20? Or if you purchased something online with a few coupons and it got lost in the mail, they would only reimburse you what you paid, not what it's worth.

 

You make some great points here.....I guess I was seeing it more as though we are taking a gamble in paying $10 and sometimes we hit the jackpot and get great deals like a full size mascara that would have cost $24.  But because of their error, the original poster didn’t receive what was promised to her, what she "won"…. and the only option she has in accepting the 100 pts as compensation is to use it in their shop but she still wouldn't get what is rightfully hers without additional money spent.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I love birchbox, including their generous points program and don’t really have a problem with the fact that they have decided this is the policy that they will follow…it is what it is…..but I can empathize, I would probably have been really irritated if it had happened to me.  I’m probably going on about this because I really want that mascara too ,lol…

I received box 2 and I have to say...I LOVE the OLO Neroli and the MCMC Phoenix perfume!

post #1733 of 2328

I got a tracking number on the 9th. It still hasn't moved.  UGH!
 

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Question about the black soap.. I remember everyone saying months ago how fantastic the Shea Terra Rose Hips black soap is. In the BB shop is the Black Soap in bar form and also in a jar.. Anyone know what the big difference is?
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Does anyone know if we get the 3 month 20% off codes after our first year of service? I'd like to know if I should splurge now since I just got my 9 month discount. Thank you in advance :)

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Just ordered 2 of the shea terra whipped butters in Banana and white chocolate for freeeee with points! Thanks BB wub.gif

post #1737 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

Me too. I miss NYC shopping in general. Shopping in my part of Virginia sucks.  I guess I'll go to this place called short pump this weekend lol. (the name makes me giggle everytime I hear or say it)

Yes! I'm about an hour and a half from the nearest mall/sephora in NH. Boo.

post #1738 of 2328
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Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post

Question about the black soap.. I remember everyone saying months ago how fantastic the Shea Terra Rose Hips black soap is. In the BB shop is the Black Soap in bar form and also in a jar.. Anyone know what the big difference is?

 

I actually just bought the bar soap and have the liquid. The difference is that the bar you need to lather up to apply to your face while the liquid you simply apply to your moistened face. You can leave the bar soap on your face like a mask or not. According to the Shea Terra website you leave it on your face for a few minutes before rinsing. The reason I bought the bar version was 1) to try it (plus I used my BB points so it was free) and 2) because I have keratosis pilaris aka "chicken skin". Since the liquid soap on my face has helped clear up some of my rosacea I figured I'd give it a try on the bumps on my upper arms.

post #1739 of 2328
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Originally Posted by MollyC2153 View Post

Yes! I'm about an hour and a half from the nearest mall/sephora in NH. Boo.

Awww. I actually really like shopping in VA but I live in NoVA which is pretty much the DC part. The mall near my house doesn't have a Sephora (boo!!) but there is a really cute indie shop that sells a lot of brands including OPI, ChG, Sparitual, and Zoya, and I love digging through their discount bins and grabbing all the $4.25 OPIs *can't resist* There

 

I guess because VA's tax is so much cheaper than NYC's I enjoy it more... There's definitely less availability in some places, but you just gotta make it work for you! (The way I've sort of brudgingly made Baltimore's work for me).

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Originally Posted by ddave View Post

Does anyone know if we get the 3 month 20% off codes after our first year of service? I'd like to know if I should splurge now since I just got my 9 month discount. Thank you in advance :)

I haven't received a discount code since my 9-month, and I've been subscribed since May 2011.

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