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It's their lotion with Salicylic Acid in it. It's suppose to help clear up the roughest of bumps and it really does! But I don't want to use it on the rest of my body so I just apply it to the parts with KP - which is just the back of my arms. My KP is a lot worse in the summer so this stuff allowed me to wear tank tops without feeling like the whole world was staring at the back of my arms. I can get away with not using it everyday in the winter though, so I'll usually switch between the SA lotion and whatever body lotion I have on hand.
Salicylic acid is the naturally occurring substance from which aspirin is derived, so if you're worried about safety because of substance, you should be okay! Basically, like aspirin, SA helps reduce inflamation and relieve pain which is why it helps with your skin. I don't know a lot about KP so I'm not going to advise you one way or another (especially since I'm not a doctor), but a lot of facial products also have SA so it's very safe and gentle to use and is supposed to help.

I use Neutrogena and CVS brands of Pink Grapefruit Salicylic Acid Body Wash head to toe and it's awesome. I alternate like every other day between this and whatever other shower gel I have at the moment and I would not give up the SA shower gel for anything. It says for daily use and I don't find it harsh at all. I have found it also helps me not be itchy in the Winter.
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I tried the mascara this morning and all I can say is NO NO NONONO!  It's awful for me.  Veryvery dry, and LashBlast Volume and TheBalm Body Builder, which are the two I have opened right now, both do soverymuch more for me!  Also irritated one of my eyes a bit, so I wonder if a fiber may have tried to get in.

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I also, though, used the dry shampoo, which I never thought I'd have use for.  I wash every day.  Have to. Wake up looking like Einstein in that pic where he's sticking out his tongue, wetting it doesn't help, and if I try it just looks greasy when it dries. 

 

For some reason, my hair right now is acting all dry and fly away, but looking greasy at the same time some mornings, right after I wash and dry.  I think I'm getting over-conditioned, but I'm using less and not letting them sit like I usually do, but no-go.  So when I had this greasy look today, I used Lulu.  BigBigBigBig help!  Love it!  And the smell's really nice!  Don't know if I'd pay $30, but yeah.  I thought I'd be giving this sample to my mum, but nope - I'm enjoying it!

 

(Now that I'm thinking about this, I got a cleanser to try that leaves a film on the face, almost like a lotion.  I'm using it in the shower, last step.  I wonder if when I'm rinsing that off, I'm running my hands over my hair and getting the film on it...)

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Got my box today, I received box 6. I was really hoping to get a box with the Mox Lip Butter. I'd be willing to trade anything but the Chuao in my box, even multiple items, for someone's Mox. PM me if interested!

 

 

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Both my Birchboxes finally updated on Birchbox's website yesterday.  Both had shipped a few days ago, even though there was no shipping number updated on the site.  One of them arrived this morning!

 

I dont know what the box # is, but I rec'd the ModelCo full size mascara, the Mox Botanicals lip butter, the One Love Organics body oil in Chamomile,  Lulu Organics hair powder, and the John Varvatos mens cologne.  I'm happy with this box. 

 

I think I've pretty happy with everything in the box.  I havent tried the mascara yet. I have really long lashes, so dont know if a mascara with fibers is something I would be interested in, but I'm still excited to try the ModelCo. 

 

 I recieved the Chantecaille mascara sample last month, and I have to say that is the very best mascara I have ever used.  It does everything a mascara should, and doesnt end up under my eyes. What impresses me most about the Chantecaille mascara is the way it makes my lashes curl.  I dont have to use my eyelash curler with this, and it provides the perfect amount curl.  I wore this mascara to work a couple of days, and I actually recieved a ton of compliments on my "beautiful eyes"!   It's a little pricey for a mascara, but worth every penny.  The next time I purchase a mascara, I'll splurge on the Chantecaille.

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I tried out the Masqueology cleanser and moisturizer last night. The cleanser was really great! I'd love to buy this, but $32 is kind of crazy. The moisturizer wasn't nearly as good as the cleanser. I loved the scent, but it was just kind of blah.

 

These samples were one use packets, one of each. I typically have not minded packet samples. They aren't my favorite thing, but in the past I've gotten several that were good for more than one use- 3 Fresh Soy cleanser packets, and 2 Talika eye makeup remover packets. I put them into small containers, and they lasted quite a while. But these Masqueology samples were teeny tiny. I guess because they were extras, but one use really isn't enough to get the full effect of a product. Especially an expensive product. 

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I got my box today! I am really excited to use my modelco mascara but as previously stated it does kind of look dry but I will have to use it to see if it really is or if thats how its suppost to look. Compared to my other one it looks very dry! But im still excited I got it. If you wanna see whats in my box check out my siggy. I also am loving the little jouer roller ball perfume. Im in love. So pretty

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My box just came.  I'm pretty happy with it -can't wait to try the chocolate!  

 

 

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I still do not even have shipping info, it sucks beause my friends and co workers received their boxes a week ago! I will continue to be patient, but it seems like my box wont be here until December..icon_sad.gif I know that they have shipping issues. 

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Just a heads up since bb has been putting DDF in the boxes, my TJ Maxx has TONS of DDF products cheap! A giant bottle of the brightening cleanser I got in my bb was only $12.99. They have eye creams, moisturizers, all the different cleansers, and exfoliators.
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Got my box today. headphonedance.gif

 

Don't know the number but it had:

 

Modelco mascara (can't wait to try!)

Hair powder (only think I won't/can't use)

Stila Luminizer in Rose Gold shade (also can't wait to try)

Jouer mini rollerball fragrance (really wanted to try, a bit gardenia-y for me)

Cranberry Soyjoy (just meh - wouldn't repurchase)

 

All things considered, a win for me. Can't expect to love everything every month!

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Was anyone else really disappointed by the miracle skin transformer vanish (can't remember the name :p) sample? I put some on over my moisturizer and under my makeup and my makeup didn't go on smoothly at all...it was super hard to blend. When all was said and done my foundation looked really caked on which is weird because I don't wear a lot of foundation to begin with. I was really looking forward to that sample too :(

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I'm in love with my Oscar Blandi texturizing spray and Atelier Conlogne Rose perfume sample though! Those more than made up for the disappointing primer sample 

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Originally Posted by Lisa N View Post

Finally cashed in some points I've been hoarding.  $125 order, plus 20% off for 9 months, minus 1,000 points = free for me!

excellent score!

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Originally Posted by DiorAdora View Post

I got my box today! I am really excited to use my modelco mascara but as previously stated it does kind of look dry but I will have to use it to see if it really is or if thats how its suppost to look. Compared to my other one it looks very dry! But im still excited I got it. If you wanna see whats in my box check out my siggy. I also am loving the little jouer roller ball perfume. Im in love. So pretty


Since others loved this mascara and didn't mention the dryness, I'm wondering if the dry ones may be old or defective and therefore not work as well?  I actually double-checked my eyes in the car mirror to see if maybe it looked better in different light, but it didn't even look like I had mascara on!   Since yours was dry, too, I'm curious to know whether it still worked well!

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Since others loved this mascara and didn't mention the dryness, I'm wondering if the dry ones may be old or defective and therefore not work as well?  I actually double-checked my eyes in the car mirror to see if maybe it looked better in different light, but it didn't even look like I had mascara on!   Since yours was dry, too, I'm curious to know whether it still worked well!

I think this particular mascara is just more dry than a "typical" mascara - I LOVE mine but it's definitely dry in comparison to all of the other mascaras I've ever tried.

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Dear Birchbox:  

 

If you want more shop sales, you might want to consider selling full-sized versions of the items you're sending in your boxes.

 

Love, 

someone who was thinking about getting a full-sized version of stila illuminator in pink shimmer, but you only carry it in the try-me set while Sephora has the full-sized version.  (On the up side, I have a couple more headed to me in other Birchboxes, so maybe I'll get lucky and get more of this shade in those boxes.)

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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Dear Birchbox:  

 

If you want more shop sales, you might want to consider selling full-sized versions of the items you're sending in your boxes.

 

Love, 

someone who was thinking about getting a full-sized version of stila illuminator in pink shimmer, but you only carry it in the try-me set while Sephora has the full-sized version.  (On the up side, I have a couple more headed to me in other Birchboxes, so maybe I'll get lucky and get more of this shade in those boxes.)

 

I think they have Kitten instead of the pink, but they do have them:  http://www.birchbox.com/shop/stila-all-over-shimmer-liquid-luminizer

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I used some of my Birchbox points to get the bath cupcakes.  OMG they are so so cute!  I snapped a bunch of photos and hubby was standing there watching me until he realized you can't eat them, lol, then he made a sad face and slumped away.

 

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Edited by StellaSunshine - 11/17/12 at 3:16pm
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Originally Posted by mellee View Post

 

I think they have Kitten instead of the pink, but they do have them:  http://www.birchbox.com/shop/stila-all-over-shimmer-liquid-luminizer

The problem is that I specifically want the pink, not the kitten/rose gold/bronze.  

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I also used my BB points to order chocolate :).  The Chuao pods came in a cute red gift box.  I'm so glad I ordered two because I'm giving one away and keeping the other to sample these delicious flavors with hubby.

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The large chocolate Potato chip bar I ordered expires 11/19/12 and was definitely past it's prime, lol.  It was hard, broken, whitish and ugly.  I emailed Birchbox so hopefully they can refund my points or replace the bar with a fresh one.  I will let you know what they say.

 

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Originally Posted by StellaSunshine View Post

I also used my BB points to order chocolate :).  The Chuao pods came in a cute red gift box.  I'm so glad I ordered two because I'm giving one away and keeping the other to sample these delicious flavors with hubby.

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The large chocolate Potato chip bar I ordered expires 11/19/12 and was definitely past it's prime, lol.  It was hard, broken, whitish and ugly.  I emailed Birchbox so hopefully they can refund my points or replace the bar with a fresh one.  I will let you know what they say.

 

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The presentation looks great..but not the bar..I hope they send a new one out to you ASAP

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Originally Posted by StellaSunshine View Post

I used some of my Birchbox points to get the bath cupcakes.  OMG they are so so cute!  I snapped a bunch of photos and hubby was standing there watching me until he realized you can eat them, lol, then he made a sad face and slumped away

 

lol they do look really good..

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Originally Posted by StellaSunshine View Post

I used some of my Birchbox points to get the bath cupcakes.  OMG they are so so cute!  I snapped a bunch of photos and hubby was standing there watching me until he realized you can eat them, lol, then he made a sad face and slumped away.


Haha that's cute about your hubs lol. I can totally see this happening, someone waiting to "try" one of these cupcakes - they do look delicious! smile.gif
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I am sick.  I am broke.  I see COLOR CLUB HOLOS!  I have used my points.

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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

The problem is that I specifically want the pink, not the kitten/rose gold/bronze.  

Sephora has the Stila kit for 10.00. It was recently restocked.

 

I am thinking about picking up the Stila luminizer set as a gift...but haven't tried them myself.

What did you all think of them?

How small are they?

How do they compare to other aluminizes?

 

Thanks!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

Sephora has the Stila kit for 10.00. It was recently restocked.

 

I am thinking about picking up the Stila luminizer set as a gift...but haven't tried them myself.

What did you all think of them?

How small are they?

How do they compare to other aluminizes?

 

Thanks!!!!!!

To piggy  back off of that, what does one DO with a luminizer?

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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

Sephora has the Stila kit for 10.00. It was recently restocked.

 

I am thinking about picking up the Stila luminizer set as a gift...but haven't tried them myself.

What did you all think of them?

How small are they?

How do they compare to other aluminizes?

 

Thanks!!!!!!

I got the rose gold Stila one. I like it. But it's very subtle, which is great for me, because i hate glittery looks. So, I think the Sephora one is a steal. But if you want a more prominent luminizer I would go with a different brand, but if you want just a subtle shine the Stila ones are good

 

Edit: it brightens/highlights. So I dab it in my eyelid crease, but you can put it where ever...mix it in with your foundation, place a dab below your browbone or on your cheeks

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I am in Paso Robles visiting family, and found the New Packaged Chuao Chocolate Bars. 

 

had to get some. Got the Potato Chip, the Bread and Sea Salt and another brand Dark Chocolate bacon. 

 

nomnomnomnom. I love salty chocolate :) 

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Originally Posted by MollyC2153 View Post

To piggy  back off of that, what does one DO with a luminizer?


Here is a chart from BB about where to put luminizer/highlighter:

http://blog.birchbox.com/post/24224204212/how-to-contour-your-face-like-a-celebrity

 

The cheekbones and middle of the forehead are the most important places, imo. I also put it on my eyelids and in the inside corners of each eye, unless I am wearing an eyeshadow there.

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