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post #901 of 2328

I'm getting Box 3 and am excited!  Maybe not as high of a value as some others (though I don't know how big the Miracle Skin sample is, and the full size is pricey), but I want to try every single item.

 

And if anyone has extra texture spray or mascara, I'm your girl!
 

post #902 of 2328

So I haven't gotten my box yet, but I just cheated and looked and OH MY GOD

 

 

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this is my fifth month with BB...I LOVED my first two, but then my second two were pretty terrible (I was a victim of the lipgloss flower)

 
This month I will not only be receiving the mascara (my current one is running low so this is perfect, I need a new awesome brand to try). BUT I will also be receiving the stila . I was SO bummed about not receiving the mary lou manizer last month and this totally makes up for it. 
 
I'll also be getting the dry shampoo powder which I'm  interested to try, I usually love PSSSSSt dry shampoo though so itll have to be awesome to convert me. I'll also be getting the tiny Jouer rollerball which is a cute touch. 
 
Lastly the soy joy...I'd rather the chocolate but honestly I can't complain this box is sick! yayayayay for good boxes! well worth the money

 

post #903 of 2328
Thread Starter 

getting 2 box#9 and a box#3. interesting

post #904 of 2328
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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

I'm happy. In my account that hasn't shipped yet I'm getting box 21, and on my account that has shipped, box 5.
I'm not excited about the hair powder, or the soy joy, but the rest I will use! I'm getting two mascaras, which is fine because I can give one to my daughter, and the luminizer and a cupcake. I'm also getting the volumizing spray, so yay. just for those who want to know, box 5 weighs in at .6860. I had originally hoped for a lipgloss but glad I didn't get one since I'll be getting two in my ipsy bags.

Way to come back from last month, Birchbox. You have managed to keep my money...for now.
My box 5 was 0.75+ lb o.O I wonder why the discrepency
post #905 of 2328
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Originally Posted by DragonChick View Post

 

The Shea Terra is amazing stuff. I've bought from their site several times after getting the body creme in my Glossybox a few months back. They also have way more scents on their site than what is on BB's site. And they also have a 30% off coupon that varies from month to month, but they send those via email.


Thanks!  I'll have to check out their website.

post #906 of 2328
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Originally Posted by plutorayz View Post

I got my box a whole 3 days earlier than projected. Amazing- they've stepped it up apparently.



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I got the Jouer fragrance cornucopia (notes of gardenia,jasmine, and honeysuckle- quite possibly my favorite scent of anything bb has given me), the lulu organics dry shampoo, the modelco lip gloss, the sumita eye liner (the cap was on and totally fine luckily) and the soyjoy (given to the mister). However, totally thrilled that I got TWO FULL SIZED MAKEUP items, totally surprised. Maybe they're responding to the competition they've got from ipsy/myglam? Pic's  a bit blurry, sorry.
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bb's pic shows it as  https://d2yookngm6r3u8.cloudfront.net/Box/1480.jpg

 

I love the modelco lipgloss because it's not sticky at all and gives such a pretty sheen!  I just checked my birchbox account and it looks like I'm lucky enough to receive one as well (I was thinking about buying it last night, so I'm glad I waited to check my box contents)

post #907 of 2328

Another meh.  That seals it.  I was looking for mostly skin care and this one...uhm...none.  I got Box 4.  Which is too bad because I want to like Birchbox, but...the things I get make my shake my head.  PLUS, my husband gets the BBM box and he got a Varvatos sample (not that I terribly mind because I like the smell of it and will use it on my own) but it's sort of a duplicate for us.  He'll keep his BBM box and I'll start looking for a new sub...have ipsy (but they're mostly makeup, which is alright) and Sample Society.  Any suggestions for ones that would have good skin care samples?  I don't mind a box full of etc. but this one ONLY seems to send me etc. items.  

 

I'm glad I got the Oscar Blandi spray though.  :)  The rest of it....nah.

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post #908 of 2328
I think BB started sorting the gift boxes into a different section? My gift box from last month finally has its own URL and I got this:
https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/gifts/gift-23

And from what I've seen, this one is the one they're sending out currently as the welcome box: https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/gifts/gift-25
post #909 of 2328

I'm getting box #8 - I'm excited about getting the ModelCo lip gloss and happy to try a Shea Terra product.  The Harvey Prince perfume and Oscar Blandi texture & volume spray will probably go to my trade list.  Overall I'm happy because I already have the MST Vanish and I don't need more mascara, face masks or bath products.

post #910 of 2328
I'm new to BB. Can someone please tell me where I can go to see the list of boxes? I clicked "November's boxes" and it kept bringing me to a site with a list of the November's products and not the list of boxes
post #911 of 2328
Wow my Nov tracking just vanished! No number...has this happened to anyone else?
post #912 of 2328

Yay, after reviews, I will finally be at an even 400 points on one account!  After I do box reviews, I'll be placing an order to cash in my points (tea!  Adorable bobby pins!  Sparkly baby blue nail polish!), and then I'm shutting that baby down.

 

Also, free-shipping-with-$25-purchase is back!  It's good until December 31st, so they're clearly targeting holiday shoppers.  And the Pick Two deal is good for *any* $25 purchase, not just from a certain month's shop.

 

(And has anyone actually received the lip gloss yet?  I'm wondering what the scent is like.  I am tempted to put it on my swap list as an ISO, especially since I'm getting the other thing -- which I will absolutely not use -- from this company, and it seems like a lot of people would be willing to swap one for the other, but scent in this sort of product is really important to me.  I've had to toss similar things I've otherwise liked because the scent made me queasy!)

post #913 of 2328
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Originally Posted by lady41 View Post

Wow my Nov tracking just vanished! No number...has this happened to anyone else?

it happened to me. I had a tracking # that had no update and then it was gone and the October tracking was in it's place and I just checked (again) and now there's no tracking #.  UGH!

post #914 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Joiseygirl View Post


Hi all! I've been lurking the past 4 months, which is how long I've been a BB subscriber. Never posted bc I have received the crappiest box offered each month and didn't want to complain. It was getting a little depressing getting little sample packets, tan towels (really?), and band aids each month when I was seeing full sized products, but I figured I'd give it time.
So this month I get the Sumita liner, and low and behold there's no cap and the pencil is all dried up and has what looks like a white powder growing on the dried up liner tip. I've seen this before on liners that Ive forgotten about for years and when I found them this funky white stuff had grown on the liner tip. There's no way I'm going to use this on my eyes!
I emailed BB and am awaiting a reply.
I guess the saddest part is that I'm in Jersey (username gives it away!) and have damage to my home and went 10 days without power after the hurricane and nor'easter so seeing this in my mailbox today really got me out of the funk I've been in trying to get my house in order. I open it and see two full sized items (liner and lip gloss - not my color tho so I won't use) and the liner is unusable, like many destroyed things in my home!
On the upside, I LOVE THE rollerball perfume oil and will be looking to swap whatever I can for as many of these as I can biggrin.gif
Thanks for listening to my little rant and I'll be more vocal here from now on redface.gif

I'm from Jersey too. Where in Jersey are you from? have you heard back from BB regarding the eyeliner?

post #915 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Jennifer Love View Post

Another meh.  That seals it.  I was looking for mostly skin care and this one...uhm...none.  I got Box 4.  Which is too bad because I want to like Birchbox, but...the things I get make my shake my head.  PLUS, my husband gets the BBM box and he got a Varvatos sample (not that I terribly mind because I like the smell of it and will use it on my own) but it's sort of a duplicate for us.  He'll keep his BBM box and I'll start looking for a new sub...have ipsy (but they're mostly makeup, which is alright) and Sample Society.  Any suggestions for ones that would have good skin care samples?  I don't mind a box full of etc. but this one ONLY seems to send me etc. items.  

 

Actually, I would just change your profile.  I have one with the following info (not my real info.  This one was set up as an experiment to see what it would get) that gets a whole lot of skincare (this month, it's box 13:  three skincare products, a fragrance, a hair product, and a highlighter):

  • Intel -- beauty blogs
  • Knowledge -- semi-proficient
  • Splurge -- face cream
  • Signing up because -- experiment, receive relevant how-to's and tips
  • Styles -- classic, low-maintenance
  • Hair -- fine, normal
  • Hair color -- brown
  • Ethnicity -- Caucasian
  • Skin coloring -- light
  • Skin type -- dry
  • Skin concerns -- aging, sensitive, sun-protection
  • Age -- 50
  • Income -- $36k-$61k
  • Heard about -- Zoya
  • Other interests -- natural and organic
post #916 of 2328
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Originally Posted by BagLady View Post

it happened to me. I had a tracking # that had no update and then it was gone and the October tracking was in it's place and I just checked (again) and now there's no tracking #.  UGH!


The same exact thing happened to me! My sneak peek isn't even showing up yet on my profile. Guess I'll just be surprised when my box gets here!

post #917 of 2328
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Originally Posted by libbs07 View Post


The same exact thing happened to me! My sneak peek isn't even showing up yet on my profile. Guess I'll just be surprised when my box gets here!

Yea my account isn't show the sneak peek/box contents either. I'm desperate to know lol although before i found makeuptalk I didn't realize you could see what you were getting before you received it. :-)

post #918 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

I think BB started sorting the gift boxes into a different section? My gift box from last month finally has its own URL and I got this:
https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/gifts/gift-23
And from what I've seen, this one is the one they're sending out currently as the welcome box: https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/gifts/gift-25

that is a fantastic welcome box!  I'd be all over that!

 

Also... it's so nice to have such a more positive tone this month!!  Way to go Birchbox - lots of happy customers here.

post #919 of 2328
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Originally Posted by FoxxyNiki View Post

Just received by box today!!! Here's what I got:

 

 

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Archipleago Pomegranate Body Soap - smells really nice but I don't usually use bar soap in the shower.

Marula Omega Rich Pure Marula Oil - small sample but will definitely try to use it. Glad to have a face oil instead of a hair oil for a change (although I love those also!)
ModelCo Fibre Lashxtend Mascara - FULL SIZE! Pretty sure this is full size, first time I've ever received something full sized in my BB, so even if I end up hating it, I am excited!
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray - excited to try to use this, although I am thinking that it will take some practice to figure out how to really get it to work.
John Varvatos Arisan cologne for men - obviously, least excited about this, but I'm sure I will find some nice boy to give it to :)
 
All in all, pretty happy with this box. I think this is my favorite box to date.

 


Box twins! I am super psyched, for this box.

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I really wanted the mascara (Full Size!) and hair texture spray most of all, so the Marula oil was the icing on the cake. I already use argan oil, and am running low, so I am really looking forward to trying it.

The soap I am probably allergic to, and the men's cologne is a terrible thing for them to put into our boxes. I was going to complain about the latter, but I think since they gave me a full size mascara, I will let it slide.

post #920 of 2328

wowwwww this is the best one i'm getting to date. my tracking number hasn't updated yet so hopefully they don't switch the box up on me before i get it!

 

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post #921 of 2328

I am really excited about this months boxes! But two of minr are the same so hopefully I can swap it! My other two boxes for my mom and mom-in-law are great also! It works out good for me because they get the skincare stuff out that I don't want and I get the rest! But I really wanted the Etoile polish and did not get it any of the box even though nail polish is my splurge item on three of the four boxes! But they are still great boxes! I am so glad bb came back with better stuff. Hopefully the sizes will be better and I will be excited about BB again! I'll put my box I want to trade in a spolier box and let me know if anyone wants to trade boxes, I would love the Etoile polish  but would trade for other boxes also! I hope everyone is excited as I am about their boxes!

 

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post #922 of 2328
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That is quite an impressive lot of Lush products - the next time you move, remember to tell the real estate agent that a 'big tub' is a must!  

I have an equal sized stash at his place. I usually only like baths in the winter months, because where I grew up it was cold showers for me during the summer, hot baths and I would have had a heat stroke

 

yea i live in a new campus owned apartment building, it's my last year so I didn't want to deal with the hassle of finding an apartment around campus, its absurd here. I love our apartment its has a huge lofted living room and my bedroom windows faces this every night: Gorgeous sunsets over San Francisco :) 

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can't complain. if the building we want to live in has an availability for a 3br in April then I know that our next place will have a huge tub, like gigantic :)

I am the craigslist clairvoyant and have managed to find all our friends housing and office spaces, so I have this unit on our short list for next year. (us in master plus two other guys in each of the smaller rooms)

http://6mint.noise13.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/6mint_layout_F.pdf

Gorgeous view!  The apartment that my boyfriend and I rent has a large tub...and that was definitely a selling point for me.  Boyfriend didn't realize how great it was until I drew up a bath just for him.  bath.gif

post #923 of 2328
Ah man, I decided to peek only to see that it still shows October's box. Figures lol my tracking shows Nov. now but there is no number yet. I wanna know!
post #924 of 2328
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Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post

Ah man, I decided to peek only to see that it still shows October's box. Figures lol my tracking shows Nov. now but there is no number yet. I wanna know!

Me either!! I really want to know too!!

post #925 of 2328
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Me either!! I really want to know too!!


Make that me three! I'm dying over here.

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TOS Rule 13: Requesting members to vote for you on another site is not allowed.

Oh, whoops! Thanks for letting me know.

post #927 of 2328

Just checked my box...not a single thing in there that I'm excited to try. I'm getting: Oscar Blandi Pronto texture and volume spray (my hair is curly and needs more texture and volume like I need a foot disease), Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector (I'm 24 and don't have fine lines or discoloration yet; the only imperfections in my skin are the occasional blemish and I don't think it will do anything for that), Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod (so sick of getting food in my BEAUTY box - and if I get the bacon one I am going to be SO ticked since I'm a veggie and can't even eat it then), Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Petite Cologne Absolue (I love rose, but I already have two rose perfumes that I adore and don't really need another), and Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer (I just bought a highlighter/luminizer from Benefit). Thanks for nothing, Birchbox. Did you even READ my beauty profile? Definitely thinking of switching to Look Bag or Ipsy. :(

post #928 of 2328

Working on the November list now. The pages went live around midnight but I went to bed.

post #929 of 2328

GUYS! I have box octuplets or some crazy amount of people I match like that! 

 

Also, I don't think there's anything I'm allergic to in this box! Oh happy day!!!! 

 

I'm excited for this stuff. I needed a luminizer! YAY Birchbox. 

post #930 of 2328
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Originally Posted by mermaidly View Post

Just checked my box...not a single thing in there that I'm excited to try. I'm getting: Oscar Blandi Pronto texture and volume spray (my hair is curly and needs more texture and volume like I need a foot disease), Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector (I'm 24 and don't have fine lines or discoloration yet; the only imperfections in my skin are the occasional blemish and I don't think it will do anything for that), Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod (so sick of getting food in my BEAUTY box), Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Petite Cologne Absolue (I love rose, but I already have two rose perfumes that I adore and don't really need another), and Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer (I just bought a highlighter/luminizer from Benefit). Thanks for nothing, Birchbox. Did you even READ my beauty profile? Definitely thinking of switching to Look Bag or Ipsy. :(

It could be worse:  You could be getting TWO of these.  Yeah.  That would be me.  

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