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post #2191 of 2328

The Shea Terra whipped shea I got in my Glossybox a couple of months ago wasn't hard at all.. it was super soft and fluffy. Weird!

post #2192 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gingerjenny View Post

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.

Same thing happened to me too and I'm pissed too. I was also really wanting the mascara. I feel like Box 1 is substantially subpar. And, yes, I've had the same situation where I had a tracking number like on the 9th or 10th and then nothing... last week, I contacted them to ask if I could get an update and they replied that they had run out of some of the stuff for my box... okay, fine... and that it was shipping soon... okay, fine... now this? I get that it's only 10$ per month but I'm not liking the bait and switch. They better have a good box in December.

post #2193 of 2328
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Originally Posted by jkwynn View Post

Hope they have a way of fulfilling the OLO in the December gift box... :/

 

I don't see how because OLO said that they gave Birchbox their entire supply of samples. Unless BB is hoarding some, it would seem they're all out.

post #2194 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

Yep, it's firm in the jar. I just rub my fingers on the top and work some out :)


weird i just thought something thats labeled "whipped" would be softer

 

ive only used it on my hands since its so hard to work with i dont think you could use it on your body much

post #2195 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Angelalh View Post


weird i just thought something thats labeled "whipped" would be softer

 

ive only used it on my hands since its so hard to work with i dont think you could use it on your body much

I totally get what you're saying, but I've used it all over my body and love it...even with the firmness of consistency. Like Zadi said, it starts to melt and spread very nicely out of the jar :) I like the banana better than the white chocolate, now I want to try the other flavors!

post #2196 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

I totally get what you're saying, but I've used it all over my body and love it...even with the firmness of consistency. Like Zadi said, it starts to melt and spread very nicely out of the jar :) I like the banana better than the white chocolate, now I want to try the other flavors!

 

That doesn't sound bad at all! I swear I'm going to cave and grab a handful of the Mini Shea Whippers in December to try it out!

 

And just a question for those of you who have used the Shea Terra Whipped Body Creme as well as The Body Shop's Body Butters: Which one do you like more?

post #2197 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

That doesn't sound bad at all! I swear I'm going to cave and grab a handful of the Mini Shea Whippers in December to try it out!

And just a question for those of you who have used the Shea Terra Whipped Body Creme as well as The Body Shop's Body Butters: Which one do you like more?

The butter! And I've bought a bunch of them from Shea Terra, and none of them are hard at all. I would contact Shea Terra about that.
post #2198 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Lisa N View Post


The butter! And I've bought a bunch of them from Shea Terra, and none of them are hard at all. I would contact Shea Terra about that.

OOOOhhhh, now I'm concerned that I misread the original posters comment about the body butter.....I thought she was referring to the whipped shea butter body creme? LOL now I'm all confused...butter? creme? arrgghh! lol

post #2199 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

OOOOhhhh, now I'm concerned that I misread the original posters comment about the body butter.....I thought she was referring to the whipped shea butter body creme? LOL now I'm all confused...butter? creme? arrgghh! lol

 

Sorry I didn't mean to confuse anyone! I just took the title of the product from the Shea Terra website but left out the butter (Shea Butter Body Creme => Shea Body Creme). I was the first to mention the Body Butter from The Body Shop, so you were right in what you initially responded! Sorry! XP

 

I've just been thinking about whether I should invest money in stocking up in The Body Shop moisturizers (that I know I already like) or if I should go ahead and try Shea Terra's moisturizers.

post #2200 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

Sorry I didn't mean to confuse anyone! I just took the title of the product from the Shea Terra website but left out the butter (Shea Butter Body Creme => Shea Body Creme). I was the first to mention the Body Butter from The Body Shop, so you were right in what you initially responded! Sorry! XP

 

LOL it's cool, I was just concerned that I wasn't responding about the right product hahaha!

 

Just in case Angelalh is still reading this, I was referring to the Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Creme, which has a firm feel in the jar but melts delightfully over the skin after you start to rub it in :)

post #2201 of 2328

Here's what I mean by mine being hard - firm - like a hard stick of butter rather than soft whipped margarine.

 

700

AHAVA Softening Butter Salt Scrub

 

700

Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs Whipped Shea Butter

 

700

White Chocolate Whipped Shea Butter

 

All three products are firm, the only reason the 2nd jar of Banana butter looks soft is because I "broke" it by taking a plastic spatula and mixed it up to use. I've tried to do the same with the AHAVA one and it didn't work.

post #2202 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Lisa N View Post


The butter! And I've bought a bunch of them from Shea Terra, and none of them are hard at all. I would contact Shea Terra about that.


I agree... I have three of the Shea Terra whipped body shea butters and they are thick and fluffy, not at all hard or dried out.

post #2203 of 2328
My Shea butter is hard.... I'm going to try and break it up, like Zadi mentioned..
post #2204 of 2328
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Here's what I mean by mine being hard - firm - like a hard stick of butter rather than soft whipped margarine.

 

700

Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs Whipped Shea Butter

 

700

White Chocolate Whipped Shea Butter

 

All three products are firm, the only reason the 2nd jar of Banana butter looks soft is because I "broke" it by taking a plastic spatula and mixed it up to use. I've tried to do the same with the AHAVA one and it didn't work.

Yeah, exactly. I have both the banana and white chocolate whipped shea butter as well and I agree about the firmness :) It threw me off at first, but I really like the way it melts!

post #2205 of 2328
My marula shea whipper is softer than my vanilla bourbon - the marula I can scoop out easily with my fingers (it is very similar to a Body Shop body butter) but the vanilla bourbon I have to really press to remove or else dig it out with my plastic spatula. Once out, it melts easily and I like it as much as the marula.
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The whipped shea butter I have is also pretty firm but, like others have said, it does melt once you scoop it out and it smells divine! 

 

I have a question also for those that have the black soap in the solid form (not the bar), it is from BB in the same type of container as the butters.....it is seriously like a dry clump of dirt!  It is difficult to even scrape any out to mix with water....am I doing something wrong?  I should probably contact the company and ask for some pointers...I have to take it outside to scrape a little out because it is like dirty dirt, I don't want to get it all over my floor!   It's a nice product once you get it mixed though...just not so convenient!
 

post #2207 of 2328

got my order in the mail today! i immediately put on the etoile nail polish, i got the color reservoir which is like a grey blue and very beautiful.

it chipped a tad bit when i got out of the shower, but that might be because i like steaming hot showers, not many polishes i use with the exception of zoya can withhold it for long.

post #2208 of 2328
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

got my order in the mail today! i immediately put on the etoile nail polish, i got the color reservoir which is like a grey blue and very beautiful.

it chipped a tad bit when i got out of the shower, but that might be because i like steaming hot showers, not many polishes i use with the exception of zoya can withhold it for long.

 

Heeeey, nail twins!  Mine arrived Saturday, but it arrived at the same time as Color Club Harp On It (and as a side note, if you like holos, ORDER THIS NOW.  It's even more linear and amazing than China Glaze OMG), so *of course* Harp On It took precedence over Reservoir for yesterday and today, and now it's evening, which means I've done my nails for tomorrow.  Mine got a couple of mini nicks, but that's just because I tried to get the top coat off the sides of my fingers before it was cured.  It's not as sparkly as I had expected given the diamond dust, but it's a gorgeous shade of blue, and I got it for free with my points, so I'm not kicking myself for spending $18 on it.

 

As for the hard black soap, my carpenter's granddaughter mind immediately wonders:  Could you use a screw and screwdriver to kind of drill a hole to break it up?  

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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

As for the hard black soap, my carpenter's granddaughter mind immediately wonders:  Could you use a screw and screwdriver to kind of drill a hole to break it up?  

 

Hahaha. I was thinking that box cutters could do the trick. It would slice into it like butter.

post #2210 of 2328
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

Heeeey, nail twins!  Mine arrived Saturday, but it arrived at the same time as Color Club Harp On It (and as a side note, if you like holos, ORDER THIS NOW.  It's even more linear and amazing than China Glaze OMG), so *of course* Harp On It took precedence over Reservoir for yesterday and today, and now it's evening, which means I've done my nails for tomorrow.  Mine got a couple of mini nicks, but that's just because I tried to get the top coat off the sides of my fingers before it was cured.  It's not as sparkly as I had expected given the diamond dust, but it's a gorgeous shade of blue, and I got it for free with my points, so I'm not kicking myself for spending $18 on it.

 

As for the hard black soap, my carpenter's granddaughter mind immediately wonders:  Could you use a screw and screwdriver to kind of drill a hole to break it up?  

that's exactly how i felt about the etoile polish. i wished the diamond dust would've been more noticeable, but all in all i'm happy considering i got it and the naked princess gloss for $3 :]

post #2211 of 2328
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

got my order in the mail today! i immediately put on the etoile nail polish, i got the color reservoir which is like a grey blue and very beautiful.

it chipped a tad bit when i got out of the shower, but that might be because i like steaming hot showers, not many polishes i use with the exception of zoya can withhold it for long.

 

I got mine today, too! You were the one who posted that 25% off code, right? Thanks again for that. :)

Now it just needs to be Christmas already so I can buy all the other crap I want. I almost don't want there to be anything good in my December box so I don't have to want anything else, haha.

 

Edit: For the ladies who have purchased the Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs Whipped Shea Butter, does it actually smell like banana? Or does it have that artificial banana smell (think banana flavored Runts).

post #2212 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

Edit: For the ladies who have purchased the Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs Whipped Shea Butter, does it actually smell like banana? Or does it have that artificial banana smell (think banana flavored Runts).

It smells exactly like Banana Laffy Taffy to me...it's been a long time since I've had banana runts so I'm not sure if they smell like the banana laffy taffy LOL! In any case, it definitely smells like banana candy and not a mashed up banana. I like the way it smells, smelling it right now!

post #2213 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

Edit: For the ladies who have purchased the Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs Whipped Shea Butter, does it actually smell like banana? Or does it have that artificial banana smell (think banana flavored Runts).

It smells exactly like Banana Laffy Taffy to me...it's been a long time since I've had banana runts so I'm not sure if they smell like the banana laffy taffy LOL! In any case, it definitely smells like banana candy and not a mashed up banana. I like the way it smells, smelling it right now!

 

I have to agree - it does smell like Banana Laffy Taffy (my kids hate it so they give it to me which is fine because I love it).

post #2214 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

I got mine today, too! You were the one who posted that 25% off code, right? Thanks again for that. :)

Now it just needs to be Christmas already so I can buy all the other crap I want. I almost don't want there to be anything good in my December box so I don't have to want anything else, haha.

 

Edit: For the ladies who have purchased the Shea Terra Bananas & Baobabs Whipped Shea Butter, does it actually smell like banana? Or does it have that artificial banana smell (think banana flavored Runts).

I have the banana shea butter from Shea Terra and it smells more sweet like a banana cream pie! I love, it smells delicious to me like I want to eat it lol. It does not smell artificial at all to me, very tolerable and no chemical smell. Another comparison is creamy banana pudding. I like this one more than my white chocolate shea butter.

post #2215 of 2328

Hey guys, does anyone have this months mascara up for trade? I'm not sure how to find trade threads unless they are linked at the bottom of peoples signatures....

post #2216 of 2328
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Originally Posted by denise89 View Post

 I like this one more than my white chocolate shea butter.

I agree, I like the banana better than the white chocolate...the white chocolate smells exactly like white chocolate to me, which isn't bad, it's just very rich smelling and I feel like I'm rubbing a chocolate bar on me LOL. I want to try the Rooibos and berries next, anyone have that one and care to comment on the smell?

post #2217 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

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Originally Posted by denise89 View Post

 I like this one more than my white chocolate shea butter.

I agree, I like the banana better than the white chocolate...the white chocolate smells exactly like white chocolate to me, which isn't bad, it's just very rich smelling and I feel like I'm rubbing a chocolate bar on me LOL. I want to try the Rooibos and berries next, anyone have that one and care to comment on the smell?

 

I have to agree with that. The White Chocolate one is VERY rich smelling and while I like it I like the banana more.

post #2218 of 2328
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Originally Posted by denise89 View Post

I have the banana shea butter from Shea Terra and it smells more sweet like a banana cream pie! I love, it smells delicious to me like I want to eat it lol. It does not smell artificial at all to me, very tolerable and no chemical smell. Another comparison is creamy banana pudding. I like this one more than my white chocolate shea butter.

 

I think that sounds good. Is it really moisturizing? My skin is reptilian during the winter (yet I have the most oily skin in the world on my face -_-), and I need a ridiculous amount of moisture to not be permanently itchy. I'm an every other day shaver, so that adds to the problem.

post #2219 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lovelockdown View Post

Hey guys, does anyone have this months mascara up for trade? I'm not sure how to find trade threads unless they are linked at the bottom of peoples signatures....

Here's the thread:

 

http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/129604/beauty-box-open-trading-list

post #2220 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lovelockdown View Post

Hey guys, does anyone have this months mascara up for trade? I'm not sure how to find trade threads unless they are linked at the bottom of peoples signatures....

I have one if you're still looking
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