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post #1951 of 2328
I can't get dry shampoo to work for me.. I've tried suave and Oscar Blandi.. But not the Lulu powder.. I looked good right after but doesn't last long. Do I not sure enough?? Too much? Gah.. I wish it would work!
post #1952 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Angelalh View Post

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

Hey....at least you got shipping information!  Guess what has yet to update in my account settings?  Gee Crystal, the BB Customer Service Wonder, I guess we have different definitions of "very very soon!"  If I don't see anything by noon tomorrow, I'm going to call...........again.

post #1953 of 2328

I really loved my box this month. I hadn't hated the last couple of months, but they had been just ok for me, and BB was starting to lose it's shine. This month was really great though. I got Box 3, and while not everything worked for me (the stila in bronze is not at all compatible for my palest of the pale skin but was a nice eye color), I was really excited to try several new things, and thought the sample sizes were perfect. It got me all reinvigorated excited for next month. BRING ON DECEMBER! icon_cool.gif

post #1954 of 2328
Well even though I've had my tracking number for well over a week it hasn't updated. Just checked the birchbox site and see my box has changed from box 11 to box 1, I'm disappointed, wanted the full sized mascara and the texturizing stuff frown.gif
post #1955 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Loladevil View Post

Well even though I've had my tracking number for well over a week it hasn't updated. Just checked the birchbox site and see my box has changed from box 11 to box 1, I'm disappointed, wanted the full sized mascara and the texturizing stuff frown.gif

Oh no! Not the punishment box. I guess this is their leftover box smh
post #1956 of 2328
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Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post

I can't get dry shampoo to work for me.. I've tried suave and Oscar Blandi.. But not the Lulu powder.. I looked good right after but doesn't last long. Do I not sure enough?? Too much? Gah.. I wish it would work!

Suave is crap (in my opinion) and Oscar Blandi is meh... try the Bumble and Bumble it's amazing!  I also like the big sexy hair dry shampoo which is a bit more affordable.

post #1957 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.

 

The Suave didn't do much for me.. but thanks : )

post #1958 of 2328
my box changed from 11 to 1 too. I'm pissed! I got a tracking number on the 9th of november. It hasnt moved and now this!? I reallly wanted to try the mascara. Now I feel like i"m getting the punishment box too.
post #1959 of 2328

I've tried a buunch of different aerosol dry shampoos, and I didn't like any of them--they just made my hair feel grimy, like I sprayed a bunch of hairspray in my hair or something. some did (very) temporarily work, but they made my hair crunchy  and sticky:P.

 

you could try using corn starch, as that's the main ingredient in the Lulu powder. just pat it onto your scalp, let it sit a few minutes, and thoroughly shake out. I googled DIY dry shampoos, and a bunch of people recommended baking cocoa for dark hair--it actually works, for me at least :). you'll never get something that actually cleans your hair, but at the very least it'll reduce the appearance of oily hair.

 

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Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post

I can't get dry shampoo to work for me.. I've tried suave and Oscar Blandi.. But not the Lulu powder.. I looked good right after but doesn't last long. Do I not sure enough?? Too much? Gah.. I wish it would work!
post #1960 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. :/

I got it in hazel and it left a dark brown streak on my arm when I swatched it. I emailed Jouer asking if they could send me a sample of Linen and they agreed, but it's been 2 months and I never got anything.. I was a little bummed but I don't actually really even use any sort of foundation - I just wanted to at least try a shade that would work on my skin though because I'd heard such great things about it. My skin tone is also difficult to match but like you, I wish Birchbox would at least make an EFFORT to try and get it halfway right instead of just sending whatever they feel like and then making crap excuses up.

post #1961 of 2328
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Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post

I can't get dry shampoo to work for me.. I've tried suave and Oscar Blandi.. But not the Lulu powder.. I looked good right after but doesn't last long. Do I not sure enough?? Too much? Gah.. I wish it would work!

 

I know how you feel! I would love nothing more to get a truly awesome dry shampoo but nothing I've used yet has become my "holy grail" product.

 

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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

Suave is crap (in my opinion) and Oscar Blandi is meh... try the Bumble and Bumble it's amazing!  I also like the big sexy hair dry shampoo which is a bit more affordable.

 

Yeah, I tried the Suave one before and it didn't work well for me no matter how much I used. I'll try the B & B and BSH ones though! I'll hold off on the BSH one just in case it happens to come in next month's Ipsy bag (some people said it was in Michelle's day-in-the-life video at the HQ).

post #1962 of 2328

My second box shows as delivered on the 17th. I don't have my box. :\ I'll give it a day or two because this has happened a couple times before & it shows up in my mailbox a week after.

post #1963 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Angelalh View Post

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

I live in Illinois too, I thought the post office by my house was terrible. That's just wrong! 

post #1964 of 2328

Its been like w weeks since my tracking # hasn't updated. Grr

post #1965 of 2328

haha i love this post! i orderded these along with the eve lom clenser. i can't wait!!!!

post #1966 of 2328

Between the FULL SIZE Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free Cleanser that L'Oreal sent me for free through that survey thing and getting my Birchbox today, I'd say I had a pretty rad mail day. The Atelier Cologne didn't smell nearly as offensive on my skin as it did in the vial, but I still wouldn't wear it/purchase it. But sweet potato chip Jesus, was that candy bar good. I could eat another ten of those right now. 

post #1967 of 2328

ahh i dont know what to get with my points!

post #1968 of 2328
From my second sub my tracking want updated at all (got it on the 16th) but my box still shows what it originally had....if it changed I'd be so pissed!
post #1969 of 2328

Soooo BB sent me a longggg response as to why I should like my punishment box.  I changed my profile settings after finding out what I was getting in my box (changed them yesterday but I sent the e-mail last week) but she was trying to say that these were my settings since I resubbed back on the 10th -_-.  At least it wasn't canned (for the most part). Check it out under the spoiler...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Hi Quene,

 

Thanks so much for being in touch and I'm so sorry for any trouble. We always hope that your shipment is nothing less than a delight to receive and we deeply apologize for any disappointment you've felt. We truly appreciate your feedback, and I have passed along your comments and concerns to the appropriate teams for future consideration.

While we pride ourselves in hand delivering curated boxes of luxe beauty samples to our subscribers every month, we also feel that the Birchbox service offers much more than that. The mission of our business is to offer you the unique experience of trying an amazing array of products before you consider buying them.

Since we curate between 30-40 different boxes each month. Each box is curated and allocated based on three main factors. The first factor that plays a roll in curation and allocation is the samples we actually receive from the brands each month. The second factor is based on the subscriber's history and to ensure that no duplicate samples are received. The third and final factor - which is actually one of the strongest influences in the allocation process - is the subscriber's Beauty Profile.

I know that you said you updated your profile hoping it would help us send you boxes most compatible to you, but after taking a look at your profile, I can offer suggestions that could increase your chance of receiving products that you will find more suitable for you!

First, I would recommend choosing more than one option for the areas that allow you to select more than one. If you choose to not update all areas, I would at least try to add to the hair and skin concerns. Choosing one option does limit the number of options available to you each month, while choosing none will force our system to allocate samples that have a less specific target.

For example, you mentioned that you would have liked to receive the Lulu Organics Hair Powder - Lavender + Clary Sage. This product was targeted for customers with oily hair. You have only marked down "thick" in the Hair Type section. I would recommend adding all selections that apply to you.

You received the MCMC Phoenix Fragrance in your box this month because we noticed that you have marked "Fragrance" as your splurge item. We featured the founder of the MCMC brand this month, and felt it would be a great product for those fragrance lovers to get to try. (MCMC Founder's Video: http://birch.ly/T6EY0j)

The Kiehl's Creme de Corps - 1 Liter and the Masqueology Revitalizing Eye Mask are both great products that are not specific to a skin type or concern. I would recommend checking out the Masqueology Revitalizing Eye Mask video. ( http://birch.ly/Wraete) It is one of our Birchbox's favorite products this month!

Please keep in mind that Birchbox is a full-service beauty company - not just a makeup sample subscription. We try to send the best products from across the entire beauty spectrum, whether it's hair care, skin care, color, or others. I appreciate your feedback but unfortunately at this time we do not have the option to exclude specific types of beauty items. Please know that we take our customer feedback very seriously and pass all information along to our Beauty Partnerships team.

Luckily, since we never duplicate samples an item that you may have coveted from someone else's box may very well be yours next month (and vice versa). We hope you understand that we try to make this as fair, and as equal as possible every single month.

I hope my email assured you of the value of your purchase and our appreciation of all of your feedback. As a new company we're always looking to grow and make improvements.

If you'd like to discuss anything further, you can also give us a call at 877-487-7272 (9a-5p EST) and we'd be happy address all of your concerns! Have a great day!

Best,

------------
Alexandra

 

post #1970 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

I know how you feel! I would love nothing more to get a truly awesome dry shampoo but nothing I've used yet has become my "holy grail" product.

 

 

Yeah, I tried the Suave one before and it didn't work well for me no matter how much I used. I'll try the B & B and BSH ones though! I'll hold off on the BSH one just in case it happens to come in next month's Ipsy bag (some people said it was in Michelle's day-in-the-life video at the HQ).

 

That would make me sooo happy if it was in the Ipsy bag!

post #1971 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

"For example, you mentioned that you would have liked to receive the Lulu Organics Hair Powder - Lavender + Clary Sage. This product was targeted for customers with oily hair."

 

This is really interesting to me since I have DRY hair (and its marked in my profile) and they sent it to me :)

post #1972 of 2328
Quote:
Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

Soooo BB sent me a longggg response as to why I should like my punishment box.  I changed my profile settings after finding out what I was getting in my box (changed them yesterday but I sent the e-mail last week) but she was trying to say that these were my settings since I resubbed back on the 10th -_-.  At least it wasn't canned (for the most part). Check it out under the spoiler...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Hi Quene,

 

Thanks so much for being in touch and I'm so sorry for any trouble. We always hope that your shipment is nothing less than a delight to receive and we deeply apologize for any disappointment you've felt. We truly appreciate your feedback, and I have passed along your comments and concerns to the appropriate teams for future consideration.

While we pride ourselves in hand delivering curated boxes of luxe beauty samples to our subscribers every month, we also feel that the Birchbox service offers much more than that. The mission of our business is to offer you the unique experience of trying an amazing array of products before you consider buying them.

Since we curate between 30-40 different boxes each month. Each box is curated and allocated based on three main factors. The first factor that plays a roll in curation and allocation is the samples we actually receive from the brands each month. The second factor is based on the subscriber's history and to ensure that no duplicate samples are received. The third and final factor - which is actually one of the strongest influences in the allocation process - is the subscriber's Beauty Profile.

I know that you said you updated your profile hoping it would help us send you boxes most compatible to you, but after taking a look at your profile, I can offer suggestions that could increase your chance of receiving products that you will find more suitable for you!

First, I would recommend choosing more than one option for the areas that allow you to select more than one. If you choose to not update all areas, I would at least try to add to the hair and skin concerns. Choosing one option does limit the number of options available to you each month, while choosing none will force our system to allocate samples that have a less specific target.

For example, you mentioned that you would have liked to receive the Lulu Organics Hair Powder - Lavender + Clary Sage. This product was targeted for customers with oily hair. You have only marked down "thick" in the Hair Type section. I would recommend adding all selections that apply to you.

You received the MCMC Phoenix Fragrance in your box this month because we noticed that you have marked "Fragrance" as your splurge item. We featured the founder of the MCMC brand this month, and felt it would be a great product for those fragrance lovers to get to try. (MCMC Founder's Video: http://birch.ly/T6EY0j)

The Kiehl's Creme de Corps - 1 Liter and the Masqueology Revitalizing Eye Mask are both great products that are not specific to a skin type or concern. I would recommend checking out the Masqueology Revitalizing Eye Mask video. ( http://birch.ly/Wraete) It is one of our Birchbox's favorite products this month!

Please keep in mind that Birchbox is a full-service beauty company - not just a makeup sample subscription. We try to send the best products from across the entire beauty spectrum, whether it's hair care, skin care, color, or others. I appreciate your feedback but unfortunately at this time we do not have the option to exclude specific types of beauty items. Please know that we take our customer feedback very seriously and pass all information along to our Beauty Partnerships team.

Luckily, since we never duplicate samples an item that you may have coveted from someone else's box may very well be yours next month (and vice versa). We hope you understand that we try to make this as fair, and as equal as possible every single month.

I hope my email assured you of the value of your purchase and our appreciation of all of your feedback. As a new company we're always looking to grow and make improvements.

If you'd like to discuss anything further, you can also give us a call at 877-487-7272 (9a-5p EST) and we'd be happy address all of your concerns! Have a great day!

Best,

------------
Alexandra

 

 

I just went and changed my profile to oily hair so that maybe I will get dry shampoo in the future : )

post #1973 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post

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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

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"For example, you mentioned that you would have liked to receive the Lulu Organics Hair Powder - Lavender + Clary Sage. This product was targeted for customers with oily hair."

 

This is really interesting to me since I have DRY hair (and its marked in my profile) and they sent it to me :)


I have "color treated," "dry" AND "curly" selected, and I *still* got hair powder!

post #1974 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Jackieblue View Post


I have "color treated," "dry" AND "curly" selected, and I *still* got hair powder!

 



I have curly hair also!  I really wanted to try the Curly hair solutions Curl Keeper but instead I received dry shampoo. I used to feel like what you had down in your profile for "hair" was one of the most important factors and I definitely don't feel that way anymore. 

post #1975 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Between the FULL SIZE Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free Cleanser that L'Oreal sent me for free through that survey thing and getting my Birchbox today, I'd say I had a pretty rad mail day. The Atelier Cologne didn't smell nearly as offensive on my skin as it did in the vial, but I still wouldn't wear it/purchase it. But sweet potato chip Jesus, was that candy bar good. I could eat another ten of those right now. 

 

I bought the chuao sample pack when it first went on sale and have been eating one every night. They are divine. I have two left. I'm very sad for the end of this tradition. 

post #1976 of 2328

This is off topic, but if anyone loves the scent of Orofluido as much as I do, you will be happy to know that they now make a candle in that same incredible scent!  I just saw them on Amazon.  Now my house can smell like my hair - ha ha!  I love that scent! 

post #1977 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post

 

This is really interesting to me since I have DRY hair (and its marked in my profile) and they sent it to me :)

 

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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

 

I just went and changed my profile to oily hair so that maybe I will get dry shampoo in the future : )

 

Yeah. I changed my profile based on the profiles of the people reviewing the product on the BB page and it failed.  I also did not list my splurge as perfume at the time so that was bull.  I had it listed as a splurge since July and I had perfume free boxes until now.  

 

I just think that it's unfair that people got full sized mascaras and glosses while I get foil packets. I will mention some of these things in my reply to them.  This sub is hanging by a thread.

post #1978 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post

 



I have curly hair also!  I really wanted to try the Curly hair solutions Curl Keeper but instead I received dry shampoo. I used to feel like what you had down in your profile for "hair" was one of the most important factors and I definitely don't feel that way anymore. 

 

It was for me.  I got the ouidad last month, and a lot of the Miss Jessie's samples back in august.  I also got the Nexxus shampoo/conditioner/creme in the September box.  I took the hair stuff off of my profile since my boxes were hair heavy and I was subbing with curlbox (a sub for curly hair women).

post #1979 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post

 



I have curly hair also!  I really wanted to try the Curly hair solutions Curl Keeper but instead I received dry shampoo. I used to feel like what you had down in your profile for "hair" was one of the most important factors and I definitely don't feel that way anymore.

I got the curlkeeper. I have fine curly hair. It didn't really do anything for me, super light formula the consistency was basically water-esque. I mean maybe, *maybe* it reduced frizz a bit (I can never really tell, because my hair does something different every single day), but every other product I have tried (from frizz-ease to salon) has worked much better frizz wise. And it did absolutely nothing for definition. Overall-not impressed. It doesn't even have a smell. I know it's a cheap product, but you're better off going to CVS and picking up anything else

post #1980 of 2328
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Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

This is off topic, but if anyone loves the scent of Orofluido as much as I do, you will be happy to know that they now make a candle in that same incredible scent!  I just saw them on Amazon.  Now my house can smell like my hair - ha ha!  I love that scent! 


I ordered the elixir from Amazon for $22 and when I received it....it had the candle with it in a gift set!  I haven't burned it yet but does seem to have the same scent!

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