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post #1921 of 2328

Lol... So I walked by my fiance and sat next to him on the couch and he gets all excited and says "Something smells good! Did you do something that smells good?" So I told him I used a sample from my BB (the Masqueology 7D Moisture Cream) but that the full size was $68, so that probably wasn't going to happen. Then he says "Christmas gift ideas!" Lol.. that was easy. Unfortunately it was only a foil packet, and 2 time use really isn't enough for me to know if it's really worth all that much. What did anyone else think of this stuff?

post #1922 of 2328

I noticed that in the little gift suggestion "magazine" that came with my box that there is a "Deluxe" Annual Subscription for $200.  I couldn't find any information about it on the Birchbox site, does anyone know what this is about??

post #1923 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Meggpi View Post

Went to cash in my points and use my code and noticed that the Color Club Holo descriptions are mixed up, the wrong name is with the wrong color description.  I couldn't decide which I wanted, so I guess I'm letting them choose for me, depending on if the warehouse is mixed up too.

Heh.  I just went for one of each!  I have a feeling I'm not going to like the pink one *at all*, but I had to buy (well, redeem points for) it anyway because, duh, *holo*!  And I do love a-england's pink holo (Princess Tears, I think).  And if I don't like it, I can probably easily rehome it.

post #1924 of 2328

If anyone wants to trade their Jouer rollerball for my Atelier Rose  or their pink or rose Stila shimmer for my bronze..just message me..thanx

post #1925 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lilsxkitten View Post

I noticed that in the little gift suggestion "magazine" that came with my box that there is a "Deluxe" Annual Subscription for $200.  I couldn't find any information about it on the Birchbox site, does anyone know what this is about??

 I was wondering about this as well. I wonder if maybe it's a subscription to both men and women boxes?

post #1926 of 2328
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Originally Posted by karenX View Post

 I was wondering about this as well. I wonder if maybe it's a subscription to both men and women boxes?

I don't think so because they have separate deluxe subscriptions for men and women.  The women's is $200, and the men's is $250.

post #1927 of 2328

Does anyone know if you still get %-off-codes after you passed your 1st year? So, i.e. would someone get a code after 15 months too? Just wondering because I'll have another $30 in points next month, and my 15 month anniversary is coming up, and I'm trying to tell myself to wait :D

post #1928 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Katie-Gaslight View Post

Does anyone know if you still get %-off-codes after you passed your 1st year? So, i.e. would someone get a code after 15 months too? Just wondering because I'll have another $30 in points next month, and my 15 month anniversary is coming up, and I'm trying to tell myself to wait :D


I think someone mentioned earlier that the codes stop after 9 months. At your one year you should get a key chain and then after that you just have to wait for their normal promos. suckkkks.

post #1929 of 2328

I just bought a lulu organics package on amazon.com.  If I don't get a certain item that I'm dying to sample, I go somewhere else and get it anyway.  I had a couple of amazon gift cards to use and I got a ruby mint lip balm, lavender & oatmeal soap, and a jasmine scented hair powder with free shipping.  I'm really into organic beauty products and I can't get enough of the sprout lip balm from the goop box. 

post #1930 of 2328
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My username probably makes more sense... I'm a Cal POLY grad (and worked there for over 6 years but left to start-up my own business recently).  My name starts with an L so I went with "L" At Poly a looonnnggg time ago.  :)

I was on campus today visiting my brother (sophomore chem major) plus like a dozen of the kids I graduated with are now seniors there. I probably know 35 kids across 4 years that went to Poly. Really popular choice from my area. I had never been before. Awesome campus.

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That's where I live!  :)  Enjoying the rain, eh?

 

So...where did you find the chocolate?  Do share!  I'll be heading to San Luis on Monday...maybe it'll be on my way!

 

Powell's next to the park and the movie theater, my grandfather's law firm used to be in the same building. They live in Hidden Valley Ranch in Templeton, we were up visiting for the weekend. 

 

 

And ahahha my dad always compares Cal Poly to Berkeley and is like oh its always soooo sunny where your brother is, and so gloomy where you are, and my first time visiting cal poly and what do you know, the Bay Area weather followed me there.

 

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My family has been vacationing here-ish for about 25 years (since my birth, haha). It's my favorite place in the world. Downtown San Luis Obispo is awesome.

Love it.  My Grandma and Grandpa own 50 acres up in Hidden Valley Ranch in Templeton. Love coming down :) 

post #1931 of 2328
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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post


I think someone mentioned earlier that the codes stop after 9 months. At your one year you should get a key chain and then after that you just have to wait for their normal promos. suckkkks.

Boooooo, yeah, I did get the key chain already along with my code... . Well, maybe they'll have some sort of of promo going on around the holidays... :D 

post #1932 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Katie-Gaslight View Post

Boooooo, yeah, I did get the key chain already along with my code... . Well, maybe they'll have some sort of of promo going on around the holidays... :D 

 

Last year, in November/December, they had:

  • Spend $40 and get a free Birchbox to give to someone
  • Double to triple points (for one day only, send $50 and get 100 points, $100 gets 250 points, $150 gets 400 points, and $250 gets 750 points)
  • $20 gift code (I can't find the email this was from, so I'm not sure whether there was a minimum purchase or not)

 

One thing they used to do:  They would designate one item as that month's best-seller, and you would get an additional 50 points if you bought it.  In January, they changed this to just getting bonus points for that month's products -- and in January, it was spend $100 and get 200 points, but now it's spend $35 and get 70 points.  And then they kicked in free shipping for October's *brands* (not just *items*) the last week the October boxes were in our profiles, and then they added the bonus section to the shop.  They're changing things up all the time to try to encourage us to spend money in the store, and I'm wondering what they're going to come up with next.

post #1933 of 2328

I'm not sure how to figure out which box I have(can't find Zadidoll's post) but I have the one with:

 

LaFresh makeup remover wipes, Mox Botanicals Lip Butter, ModelCo Fibre LashEXTEND mascara, Oscar Blondi volume spray(travel size), John Varvatos Artisan perfume

 

I don't like anything in this box, so I'd be willing to trade if anyone is interested. Otherwise all items are going into my tradelist when I receive the box(should get it this week sometime)

post #1934 of 2328
I haven't received my box yet, the tracking shows its supposed to be here on Wednesday, not sure how to tell which box I am getting but its the one with the mascara, a hair mask, OLO serum, chocolate, and a perfume sample. I have been wanting to try the lulu organics hair powder for ages but never seem to get it in my box. I can't wait to try the mascara but would be willing to trade anything else for the hair powder. Is anyone interested?
post #1935 of 2328
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

I haven't received my box yet, the tracking shows its supposed to be here on Wednesday, not sure how to tell which box I am getting but its the one with the mascara, a hair mask, OLO serum, chocolate, and a perfume sample. I have been wanting to try the lulu organics hair powder for ages but never seem to get it in my box. I can't wait to try the mascara but would be willing to trade anything else for the hair powder. Is anyone interested?

As long as the body serum isn't the rose scent I have a hair powder to trade. biggrin.gif
post #1936 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Jwls750 View Post

I'm not sure how to figure out which box I have(can't find Zadidoll's post) but I have the one with:

 

LaFresh makeup remover wipes, Mox Botanicals Lip Butter, ModelCo Fibre LashEXTEND mascara, Oscar Blondi volume spray(travel size), John Varvatos Artisan perfume

 

I don't like anything in this box, so I'd be willing to trade if anyone is interested. Otherwise all items are going into my tradelist when I receive the box(should get it this week sometime)

 

I'm getting box 1 (waiting for a shipping confirmation) & I'm willing to trade anything (even multiple items) except the Kiehl's for the mascara (https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/november-2013/nov2012box1). Please PM me if you're interested. 

post #1937 of 2328
That would be fantastic! I will let you know the scent when I get my box : )
post #1938 of 2328
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

I haven't received my box yet, the tracking shows its supposed to be here on Wednesday, not sure how to tell which box I am getting but its the one with the mascara, a hair mask, OLO serum, chocolate, and a perfume sample. I have been wanting to try the lulu organics hair powder for ages but never seem to get it in my box. I can't wait to try the mascara but would be willing to trade anything else for the hair powder. Is anyone interested?

 

They have a travel sized lulu organics hair powder in jasmine and lavender scents on amazon and on their websites. the shipping is only $2 if you get it straight from their company.  http://www.luluorganicsnyc.com/hairpowder.html

post #1939 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

They have a travel sized lulu organics hair powder in jasmine and lavender scents on amazon and on their websites. the shipping is only $2 if you get it straight from their company.  http://www.luluorganicsnyc.com/hairpowder.html

Thank you!!!
post #1940 of 2328
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Thank you!!!

 

You're welcome! I've been changing my profile around so many times to see if I would ever get the powder and I haven't.  With my luck, it might show up in next month's box, lol

post #1941 of 2328
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Originally Posted by norther View Post

I got the Oscar Blandi as well when I literally have enough curly and EXTREMELY thick hair for 3 people. The switching profiles may be useful to an extent, but in my case it's kind of hard to change my profile to exclude volumizing products when it's already what it should be doing. Plus I think it's a bit ridiculous that we would have to "adjust" our profiles to things that are necessarily not true just to get stuff that we SHOULD be getting based on our real profiles. Sometimes I really do think they have too many of a particular shade and too little of other shades (like the Jouer MMT from a few months ago) so they just go and just dump it in a single box # across the board, and then give a lame excuse like "oh we sent it for contouring!!" when people email to complain.

Yep, I got the Jouer MMT in Linen, and didn't even realize how bad it looked until Jouer sent me a sample of the Porcelain and I realized that the Linen looked totally orange in comparison. Thank goodness for Jouer and their amazing willingness to send out samples! I ordered a full-size tube of the Porcelain and that's been my foundation ever since. I'm glad Birchbox introduced me to the brand and everything, and I realize that my skin tone is difficult to match product with because I *am* so incredibly pale (literally, like PALE pale, like ghost pale, but I don't tan because I want to love the skin I was born with and work with what I've got, lol). But I feel like I indicated that in my profile and the least they can do is send me the lightest shade available. It's cool if I try a sample and don't end up digging it because of the formula or scent or texture or whatever, because that's the point of BB, to try out new things and see if you like them. But if I can't even use a sample at all because Birchbox ignored my profile...that kind of just sucks. :/

post #1942 of 2328

OMG I want this set by Lulu Organics even though they have a cheaper set on their (Lulu's) website:

 

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/brands/lulu-organics/lulu-organics-holiday-tote

 

If only I had 700 birchbox points, lol

post #1943 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

You're welcome! I've been changing my profile around so many times to see if I would ever get the powder and I haven't.  With my luck, it might show up in next month's box, lol

I think dry shampoo is either something you love (and use every day) or just have no use for. Its my "if you were stranded on a deserted island" product for sure. I've been using
post #1944 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

You're welcome! I've been changing my profile around so many times to see if I would ever get the powder and I haven't.  With my luck, it might show up in next month's box, lol

Oops! Pressed reply on accident! I have been using dry shampoo for YEARS I remember when I would ask places if they carried it and get funny looks, way back when the only company that I knew made it was Bumble and Bumble. B and B is actually my absolute favorite but its too damn expensive at 38 bucks a bottle and I use it daily for volume so it lasts 3 to 4 weeks if I am lucky! So I am shopping around trying to find another dry shampoo that I love (tried so many). The B and B is an aerosol and doesnt last long so I am hoping that the LuLu one works great and I love it since its an actual powder it should last longer.
post #1945 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

OMG I want this set by Lulu Organics even though they have a cheaper set on their (Lulu's) website:

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/brands/lulu-organics/lulu-organics-holiday-tote

If only I had 700 birchbox points, lol

I was eyeing that also! But I just cashed in my points for a second BB sub!
post #1946 of 2328
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Originally Posted by mermaidly View Post

Yep, I got the Jouer MMT in Linen, and didn't even realize how bad it looked until Jouer sent me a sample of the Porcelain and I realized that the Linen looked totally orange in comparison. Thank goodness for Jouer and their amazing willingness to send out samples! I ordered a full-size tube of the Porcelain and that's been my foundation ever since. I'm glad Birchbox introduced me to the brand and everything, and I realize that my skin tone is difficult to match product with because I *am* so incredibly pale (literally, like PALE pale, like ghost pale, but I don't tan because I want to love the skin I was born with and work with what I've got, lol). But I feel like I indicated that in my profile and the least they can do is send me the lightest shade available. It's cool if I try a sample and don't end up digging it because of the formula or scent or texture or whatever, because that's the point of BB, to try out new things and see if you like them. But if I can't even use a sample at all because Birchbox ignored my profile...that kind of just sucks. :/

 

Another super-pale girl here who refuses to tan; I wear SPF on my face every day. However, when I do find a foundation (or BB cream, since I've given up foundation) that is light enough for me, it either covers any color that is naturally in my cheeks or doesn't provide enough coverage, so I do wear blush. I was interested in trying the Jouer MMT, though. I didn't see any in Porcelain on the trade threads.

post #1947 of 2328
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

Oops! Pressed reply on accident! I have been using dry shampoo for YEARS I remember when I would ask places if they carried it and get funny looks, way back when the only company that I knew made it was Bumble and Bumble. B and B is actually my absolute favorite but its too damn expensive at 38 bucks a bottle and I use it daily for volume so it lasts 3 to 4 weeks if I am lucky! So I am shopping around trying to find another dry shampoo that I love (tried so many). The B and B is an aerosol and doesnt last long so I am hoping that the LuLu one works great and I love it since its an actual powder it should last longer.

Suave makes an aerosol dry shampoo that is actually awesome! It smells good too. I was skeptical but I figured for $2.50 why not, right? I'm on my 3rd can in 4 months.
post #1948 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lovestarbrooke View Post


Suave makes an aerosol dry shampoo that is actually awesome! It smells good too. I was skeptical but I figured for $2.50 why not, right? I'm on my 3rd can in 4 months.

Ditto on the Suave.  It's one of my favorite products.

post #1949 of 2328

grrrrrrrr.... i live in illinois, and i just checked my tracking and saw this

 

it was in illinois.... and somehow went to california??? lol

 

 

Date/Time Event Name Location
18 Nov 2012 12:13 Package processed by local post office BELL GARDENS, CA
15 Nov 2012 18:42 Package processed by local post office FOREST PARK, IL
15 Nov 2012 18:13 Package processed by local post office FOREST PARK, IL
15 Nov 2012 12:33 Shipment Info Received by Post Office FOREST PARK, IL
Date Description Location
Nov 15 2012 Ready for post office entry Carol Stream, IL
Nov 15 2012 Package received by dest MI facility Carol Stream, IL
Nov 14 2012 Package transferred to dest MI facility Edgewood, NY
Nov 13 2012 Package processed by Mail Innovations Edgewood, NY
Nov 13 2012 Package received for processing Edgewood, NY
post #1950 of 2328

where the HELL is my box, BB?! still no tracking update, confirmation, nada.  Thanks for making me feel like a forgotten customer.  But my purchase at the shop was made, sent confirmation of order, shipping updates AND i received the package all within like 3 days...

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