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I love the olive!  Being blonde, browns or greens work better for me for eyeliners.

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This will be my third month with Birchbox, and I am thinking of using the code with my points. I plan on waiting until I get my box, so I can review and collect additional points, and maybe make it to $30 off. So many choices! I am leaning towards getting the Jasmine Noir perfume (not Mon.) If I'm really lucky and they sample Bvlgari in this month's box, I might get it for $7. I'm also eyeing the Baggu duck bag, and the Juicy la fleur/viva roller ball perfume.
 

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Hahaha! I also made two orders @ Sephora.  Picked up a Pantone Shades of Nature set that was clearanced down to $17 (one can NEVER EVER EVER have enough eyeshadow ;P ), some more tokyomilk lip balms, and the tarte standout set that was $25. Got ITKIT's 2 (nars, lancomex2 and murad cleanser) & 3 (lancome, urban decay and tarte).Though 1 was the only bag I really didn't care for. However, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who made multiple orders to get them laughs.gif

I bought the Pantone set too!! That, along with Benefit's sexy little stowaways set. I'm tempted to place another order to get itkit #2, as I reallyyyyy want to try a nars product...but I also just placed an order through Ulta (olay cleansing brush, 2 maybelline luminous eyeshadow sets, 2 boxes of garnier hair dye, FREE beauty bag of 9 samples, FREE Michael Kors purse spray. Best. Deal. Ever. laughno.gif ) soooo I should probably calm down and stop spending so much. :P

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Damn you all!!!!  This is way too tempting on a lazy Saturday morning, especially considering I'm running low on eye makeup remover and I love love LOVE my current NARS gloss pencil.  Excuse to finally spring for some Tweezerman's?  I think so.

HG right there! I'll never use a different tweezer brand again. Love my Tweezermans! My friend wants a pair for Christmas, since she lost the ones I got her for bday.
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Also, speaking of the Sephora It Kits, someone started a thread with pics of the options..



http://www.makeuptalk.com/forum/newestpost/130239
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I bought the Pantone set too!! That, along with Benefit's sexy little stowaways set. I'm tempted to place another order to get itkit #2, as I reallyyyyy want to try a nars product...but I also just placed an order through Ulta (olay cleansing brush, 2 maybelline luminous eyeshadow sets, 2 boxes of garnier hair dye, FREE beauty bag of 9 samples, FREE Michael Kors purse spray. Best. Deal. Ever. laughno.gif ) soooo I should probably calm down and stop spending so much. :P

Yep, definitely more money I shouldn't have spent- even though the purse spray was a no go for today(why didn't anyone say something about THIS yesterday?) I needed hair dye anyways... Now I'm gonna go and console my bank account. 

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I just wanted to mention it while everyone's on the topic of that Sephora sale: I walked into Sephora today with money to spend and bought NOTHING. Bow at my awesome will power! icon_cheers.gif

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I just wanted to mention it while everyone's on the topic of that Sephora sale: I walked into Sephora today with money to spend and bought NOTHING. Bow at my awesome will power! icon_cheers.gif


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Bahahahah! I didn't even notice the bowing smiley. Awesome.

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I just wanted to mention it while everyone's on the topic of that Sephora sale: I walked into Sephora today with money to spend and bought NOTHING. Bow at my awesome will power! icon_cheers.gif

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Though, that's much easier for me to do with not having the patience for mobbed malls and lines and people starting around this time of year.
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

I just wanted to mention it while everyone's on the topic of that Sephora sale: I walked into Sephora today with money to spend and bought NOTHING. Bow at my awesome will power! icon_cheers.gif

I admire you! 

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

I just wanted to mention it while everyone's on the topic of that Sephora sale: I walked into Sephora today with money to spend and bought NOTHING. Bow at my awesome will power! icon_cheers.gif

If kind of funny, because I can walk into a store all set to shop and buy nothing, but its the online shopping that gets me everytime!  If I go to a site like a Sephora, the first thing I do is look at the weekly specials, and then I look at what I can pick up with my Beauty Insider points.  If there is something I want to try or a product I really like, I cant pass it up.  I also hate to pay for shipping, so I will spend the 50.00 to get free shipping all to get whatever the weekly special or Beauty Insider deluxe sample is. 


Edited by marybbryant - 11/4/12 at 8:25am
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The charges for my 2 Birchboxes went through my account today!  It's almost that time!  I did get the email about possible shipping delays, which is perfectly understandable. 

 

This is completely off topic, but I'm wondering if anyone here has a Clarisonic?  What do you think of it?  Has anyone tried using a gritty type of exfoliating product with it?

 

I purchased the Clarisonic Plus yesterday from QVC.  They have it with their Easy Pay (damn them!). It comes with 2 facial brushes and a body brush, the handle extender for those hard to reach places, and some Philosphy products.  They had another one that came with more products, but not the handle extender.  I have ton of products that I like, and can use with it, and I think the handle extender will be useful.  I have never ordered from QVC before, but the Easy Pay option sold me.  I used my debit card instead of my credit card, so I was able to break it up into 4 payments without paying any interest. 

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Yep, definitely more money I shouldn't have spent- even though the purse spray was a no go for today(why didn't anyone say something about THIS yesterday?) I needed hair dye anyways... Now I'm gonna go and console my bank account. 


How did you get a free Michael Kors purse spray? Is it over, now? :(

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This is completely off topic, but I'm wondering if anyone here has a Clarisonic?  What do you think of it?  Has anyone tried using a gritty type of exfoliating product with it?

I have used scrubs with it and liked it but I don't think that is recommended. I absolutely love how smooth it leaves my skin especially if I use a mask after. I also use the Clarisonic to take of the mask since the ones I use tend to be hard to get off.

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How did you get a free Michael Kors purse spray? Is it over, now? :(

 

Ulta sometimes has flash sales that are anywhere from a few hours to a day, where they'll offer some really cool gift with your purchase -- a few days ago it was a free Michael Kors purse spray with a $35 purchase. A few months ago it was a Dolce & Gabbana rollerball (I think my favorite gift so far!) and what's great about these deals is that you don't have to enter promo codes to get them, so you can still use that section to enter one of their coupon codes too. It's these awesome, random gifts that put Ulta right up there with Sephora in my book!

 

Speaking of the devil, I actually dreamt last night that I was riding my bike around town and I stumbled across a Sephora (we don't have one here) and I was super excited, lol. Sign #3454 that you're obsessed.....

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Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

If kind of funny, because I can walk into a store all set to shop and buy nothing, but its the online shopping that gets me everytime!  If I go to a site like a Sephora, the first thing I do is look at the weekly specials, and then I look at what I can pick up with my Beauty Insider points.  If there is something I want to try or a product I really like, I cant pass it up.  I also hate to pay for shipping, so I will spend the 50.00 to get free shipping all to get whatever the weekly special or Beauty Insider deluxe sample is. 


ME TOOOOOO. Being pregnant has intensified this for me; I never want to bother with trying on clothes or waiting in a line now. I just go home and buy everything online! (This is a seriously weird thing for me, as I have always been the person who has to go shopping alone when planning to actually buy anything. I could spend 2 hours in one store, debating what exactly I want to get. I used to enjoy it so much, even when I walked out empty-handed! Once, I SWEAR my migraine went away after an hour and $200 at Express. Yay, endorphins!)

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How did you get a free Michael Kors purse spray? Is it over, now? :(

I didn't. The purse spray was only for Friday(see below), and I missed out. Still got the bag of freebies though.

https://www.patroneer.com/stores/ulta/135268/today-only-your-choice-of-free-fragrance-and-free-shipping

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Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

If kind of funny, because I can walk into a store all set to shop and buy nothing, but its the online shopping that gets me everytime!  If I go to a site like a Sephora, the first thing I do is look at the weekly specials, and then I look at what I can pick up with my Beauty Insider points.  If there is something I want to try or a product I really like, I cant pass it up.  I also hate to pay for shipping, so I will spend the 50.00 to get free shipping all to get whatever the weekly special or Beauty Insider deluxe sample is. 

 

I can't lie. I've been eyeballing the site for a few days now. I just can't decide if I reaaaaaaally want some of the items I've been looking at. I'm a huge impulse buyer/online spender. Trying to be good.

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Question - I am going to have 400 points after this month. I was going to cash out  and spend $50 to get free shipping.  BUT should I wait until next month and get my 20% off 6month code?  Does the 20% off code off before or after using points?

 

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any suggestions on things to get?

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Question - I am going to have 400 points after this month. I was going to cash out  and spend $50 to get free shipping.  BUT should I wait until next month and get my 20% off 6month code?  Does the 20% off code off before or after using points?

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any suggestions on things to get?

You can apply the code before your points, I believe. When you opt to check out, then it asks if you want to apply your points.
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Originally Posted by Kristin1387 View Post

Question - I am going to have 400 points after this month. I was going to cash out  and spend $50 to get free shipping.  BUT should I wait until next month and get my 20% off 6month code?  Does the 20% off code off before or after using points?

 

AND

 

any suggestions on things to get?

 

Yes, you should definitely wait until next month because the 20% off code applies before points, so basically you can get $50's worth of stuff for $40 and then that $40 comes from your points, so it's essentially getting $50's worth of stuff free.

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You can apply the code before your points, I believe. When you opt to check out, then it asks if you want to apply your points.

 

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Yes, you should definitely wait until next month because the 20% off code applies before points, so basically you can get $50's worth of stuff for $40 and then that $40 comes from your points, so it's essentially getting $50's worth of stuff free.

Thanks!  Any suggestions on things to buy? I havent been very WOWed by things in my boxes

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Thanks!  Any suggestions on things to buy? I havent been very WOWed by things in my boxes

 

That's hard to say without knowing what you like. Make-up wise, I'd say their nail polishes (except for the overpriced Color Clubs) are pretty good buys. Zoya periodically does some good sales on their own site, but Essie, Deborah Lippmann, and RGB are hard to find for cheaper than their normal MSRP so I think getting those with points/discount is worthwhile. I'm also planning to get the Sumita brow powder with my points + 20% off discount next month because AFAIK there's nowhere else where I can buy Sumita's products easily, so that makes it worth it for me. Besides that... I haven't heard anyone who got the Eyeko skinny liner and disliked it, so I think that's another good buy.

 

When I got my 3-month code, I got the Stila In the Light palette and the Pixi lip + line primer. I don't regret either purchase although I half-wish I'd gotten Stila's In the Garden palette instead because I already have so many neutral eyeshadows. The Pixi lip primer is great for use with my OCC lip tars.

 

I'm not so familiar with most of the skincare products Birchbox sells and most don't appeal to me, but the boscia cleansing oil is one of my HG products, so I can recommend that.

 

I'm also planning to get more of the TeaForte minteas next month because I actually really liked those but would never pay full retail price for them.

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Originally Posted by xiehan View Post

 

That's hard to say without knowing what you like. Make-up wise, I'd say their nail polishes (except for the overpriced Color Clubs) are pretty good buys. Zoya periodically does some good sales on their own site, but Essie, Deborah Lippmann, and RGB are hard to find for cheaper than their normal MSRP so I think getting those with points/discount is worthwhile. I'm also planning to get the Sumita brow powder with my points + 20% off discount next month because AFAIK there's nowhere else where I can buy Sumita's products easily, so that makes it worth it for me. Besides that... I haven't heard anyone who got the Eyeko skinny liner and disliked it, so I think that's another good buy.

 

When I got my 3-month code, I got the Stila In the Light palette and the Pixi lip + line primer. I don't regret either purchase although I half-wish I'd gotten Stila's In the Garden palette instead because I already have so many neutral eyeshadows. The Pixi lip primer is great for use with my OCC lip tars.

 

I'm not so familiar with most of the skincare products Birchbox sells and most don't appeal to me, but the boscia cleansing oil is one of my HG products, so I can recommend that.

 

I'm also planning to get more of the TeaForte minteas next month because I actually really liked those but would never pay full retail price for them.

Thanks!! I was thinking about the in the garden palette - I have a lot of neutrals too, so I know i should get away.. but i am always looking for good matte colors so maybe their matte palette?    I love the skinny liner.   i have blue eyes and I have it in purple.  it's lovely.    A while back I got all the TeaForte mints on ebay for I think under $3 each? It was a good deal. 

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Yes, you should definitely wait until next month because the 20% off code applies before points, so basically you can get $50's worth of stuff for $40 and then that $40 comes from your points, so it's essentially getting $50's worth of stuff free.

Also, maybe they'll have the plus 2 packs again, free if you buy 2 things from that month's box - so more free stuff?

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Also, maybe they'll have the plus 2 packs again, free if you buy 2 things from that month's box - so more free stuff?

 

Nope, those are not added until the end of the month/beginning of the next month, after the 20% off code expires. They purposely stagger them so you can't use both a discount code AND get a plus-2 pack. So you have to pick which you'd prefer.

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Nope, those are not added until the end of the month/beginning of the next month, after the 20% off code expires. They purposely stagger them so you can't use both a discount code AND get a plus-2 pack. So you have to pick which you'd prefer.

 

Well, somehow I used them both on Aug 28 - 

 

 

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Subtotal$46.00

Shipping & Handling$15.00

Discount (Free Sample Pack with Purchase, Free Shipping, 20% Off For You, 20foryou)-$17.20

 

 

After points, my total for this order was 3 bucks and change. I know they changed the Plus-2 terms at some point, though...so maybe you can't now. 

 

Edit - that is the same 20% off code, right? If not, ignore me, lol.

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Well, somehow I used them both on Aug 28 - 

 

 

 

 

After points, my total for this order was 3 bucks and change. I know they changed the Plus-2 terms at some point, though...so maybe you can't now. 

 

Edit - that is the same 20% off code, right? If not, ignore me, lol.

 

No, we're talking about the 20% off anniversary codes. Those are usually only valid from the 11th until the 15th of the month.

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Gotcha.

Well, maybe we'll get lucky and there will be another 20% off code come to out - I looked through my email and had that code at least twice this year, Feb and Aug.  

 

I'm all about the stacking, lol.

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