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post #601 of 776

Bad news - Just used the Skin & Co and mine smelled good. There is no way that it could be interpreted as bad or off, even if you don't like the smell

post #602 of 776

I got my two Glossyboxes from R29 yesterday and only one defective item which I emailed them about anyway.  I almost felt like a jerk since I did get two boxes, but I thought they needed to know that a curated product of theirs was completely defective.

 

Looking back, I do think because of the way my variants panned out, I preferred the R29 box.  It was super exciting to get two boxes, though. I feel pretty lucky about that.

 

 

My Thoughts & Variations = SUPER BLAH BLAH BLAH :) (Click to show)

The variations I got in the regular box were:

 
The Kryolan for Glossybox in Glossy Rosewood.  This would have made the box for me.  I love matte blushes, and the color seemed super lovely and well-pigmented for a blush.  I got one swatch off on my finger and went to close it when I realized there was absolutely nothing adhering the blush to the pan and it slid right out into pieces rendering it unusable, so there goes that.  I doubt there are replacements left of this as it's not even listed on the "in the box" page.
 
Illamasqua pencil in devotion, a pastel sea green.  I told myself I would like whatever color I got, but this one is not working out so well--it even smells a little "old."  By nature of the pastel color and the fact that I do not find this pencil to be that emollient or pigmented, I had quite a difficult time making it show up on my hand much less on my lips or eyes although once I rubbed it like crazy all over my hand it got sightly creamier.  One could say I was devoted to making this pencil work, but I'm failing so far.  It very faintly brightened up my eye area.  Maybe I'll use it to experiment with depotting pencils.  It might make a better cream base if I can apply it with my fingers or a brush or maybe even a de-redifying concealer.  I really love Illamasqua, but the quality on this one is not that great.  Is the pigmentation/texture of the other colors working out for anyone else?  Anyone else with this color figure out a use for it?
 
the Inoco polish strips in that shimmery deep red.  I'm curious enough to try them for sure, and it's a nice, wearable color.  Totally something I would never have purchased, but I'm curious to see if these hold up at all.
 
Skin & Co. Truffle Serum  Seemed partially empty compared to the size of the container like everyone said, but I wasn't worried about this at all for some reason as I'm full up on samples of this sort of thing and can't really differentiate different brands of this at this point
 
Nume Style Arganics  I'm certainly amassing more hair oil than I think I can use at this point, but I'm starting to do blow outs on my hair more, so these are going into full use soon
 
 
 
 
The R29 box was all as it should be, but I was planning on buying Goldeneye anyway, and it's even more stunning that I anticipated.  I love the effect of layered gold fakes.
 
The Missha came in 27 which I'm thinking might be the best match for me even though I probably wouldn't have thought to order that shade.
 
The Rosebud mocha salve is a product I've always loved.  I have the original in that tube that's nearly out, and this is a great product although the scent is a litte tootsie roll funky.
 
I came home with some flaky patchy spots on my face last night from the weather and unintentional acne product overdrying.  The exfoliant and the anti-aging cream after made my face radiant and perfectly smooth.  I was thrilled with the products and the combination of them.  A tiny bit of each went a very long way.
 
I'm intrigued about the hair oil treatment that's meant to be shampooed out.  At least it's a different spin on the endless hair oil product samples.  I will save that for when my ends start to get dryer.

 


Edited by mermuse - 12/1/12 at 8:47am
post #603 of 776

I got my box and my thoughts are:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I really, really am enjoying the nail strips. This was the one item I was not excited about but they are soooo easy to put on and look great!!! They aren't cheesy at all.

I also got the Kryolan for Glossybox blush and have worn it the last two days. It's a really pretty pink that probably looks great on everyone. I'm enjoying it a lot.

Also included was the Nume Argan oil. It's a hair oil and I'm using it. So far I like it but I LOVE Orofluido so I won't be purchasing this or anything.

I haven't used the truffle face serum but it smells good and I'm excited to try it!
I got the Illamasqua eyeliner in Hex (nude). I've also been using this quite a bit as a nude lip liner and to put on the waterline to make my eyes look bigger. I LOVE IT!!! It has a great cream consistency that makes it really easy to go on.

All in all it's a great box once again!

post #604 of 776

I've been using the Skin&Roma daily since I received it, and it seems to have made a positive difference in my skin.  My normal skincare routine includes regular use of AHA/BHA's and retinol, but I had only been incorporating the serum into my routine for less than a week and my own perception was my skin seemed to be less problematic (clearer and more hydrated), but then yesterday my husband complimented me on how nice my skin looked, and he rarely notices that kind of stuff.  The best part though was I went to the liquor store last night and got carded (sometimes I get carded, sometimes I don't) and the lady who carded me when she saw my birth date was like "Whoa, I did not expect to see that date!"  Curious, I asked her what she expected, and she said "At least the 1990's sometime."  I about fell over.  The 1990's????  WTH? She then said "Seriously, what are you doing?[referring to my skin]  Whatever it is, keep doing it."

Needless to say, I was walking on air the rest of the night.luv.gif

post #605 of 776

I'm having an issue with the Lierac smelling off...not the skin and co

post #606 of 776
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Originally Posted by Mystica View Post

I've been using the Skin&Roma daily since I received it, and it seems to have made a positive difference in my skin.  My normal skincare routine includes regular use of AHA/BHA's and retinol, but I had only been incorporating the serum into my routine for less than a week and my own perception was my skin seemed to be less problematic (clearer and more hydrated), but then yesterday my husband complimented me on how nice my skin looked, and he rarely notices that kind of stuff.  The best part though was I went to the liquor store last night and got carded (sometimes I get carded, sometimes I don't) and the lady who carded me when she saw my birth date was like "Whoa, I did not expect to see that date!"  Curious, I asked her what she expected, and she said "At least the 1990's sometime."  I about fell over.  The 1990's????  WTH? She then said "Seriously, what are you doing?[referring to my skin]  Whatever it is, keep doing it."

Needless to say, I was walking on air the rest of the night.luv.gif

 

Wow, that's a great complement!  I love it when people are specific about what they're saying that is nice about you, good for you for asking what she expected.  Then she was able to let you know exactly what she was talking about.  One time a lady at a store was going on and on about great my makeup looked and how I should keep doing what I was doing and it was awesome feedback because I had tried some new stuff and I guess she liked it?  Fun.  Hope I get the truffle serum, I'll try it, maybe it'll be a nice addition to my routine.

post #607 of 776

Hi! I'm new to the group and I wasn't really sure if I'm supposed to post this here but I really wanted people to see it and I'm only asking certain people in the community...

Would anyone be willing to sell their bright pink or nude Illamasqua eyeliner for $5? I got a true blue color in Paddle (8K1) I would consider trading but am a little hesitant to since the last swap I have done I got swaplifted :-(    (not from anyone here). I have never done a swap on this group but I have had several successful swaps through Julep Swap on facebook and I think that you can read the swap.doc to see I have positive feedback. But anyway, $5 USD for bright pink or nude (hex). Thanks :-)

post #608 of 776
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Originally Posted by sweetiegirlll View Post

 

Wow, that's a great complement!  I love it when people are specific about what they're saying that is nice about you, good for you for asking what she expected.  Then she was able to let you know exactly what she was talking about.  One time a lady at a store was going on and on about great my makeup looked and how I should keep doing what I was doing and it was awesome feedback because I had tried some new stuff and I guess she liked it?  Fun.  Hope I get the truffle serum, I'll try it, maybe it'll be a nice addition to my routine.

Since the lady carded me, I figured she didn't think I was above 35, (I'm not, I'm in my early-mid 30's, just a few years away from 35) so I definitely perceived her initial reaction to be that she was surprised that I was [much] older than she thought (she expected 1990's range and saw late 1970's range on my DL, so no wonder) .  My curiosity to ask what she expected was admittedly out of a vain curiosity.  I've asked my husband several times how old I look (since I've passed the 30 mark I've been a little more than paranoid about things going downhill) and he always says "27 or so." But it's my husband, what's he gonna say?  "You look like you're menopausal and in need of a plastic surgeon"?  LOL.  

Yeah, if it was just my husband who said something (of his own accord as opposed to answering one of my questions about my looks, the former of which is very out of the ordinary for him) then I probably wouldn't have thought much of it, but the liquor store lady-clerk also complimenting me in the same day, I definitely found it hard to believe that the improvement in my skin that I myself perceived was merely a product of my own imagination or wishful thinking, or coincidence.

Unlike others, I received quite a lot of product in my sample, it doesn't fill the tube and it's also kind of cumbersome packaging given the product is quite runny, but I definitely have enough product to test this for probably a month of daily use or more.  As far as I know, nothing in my skincare regimen included "peptides" or whatever (not sure what those are) but I do know that potato starch exfoliates/lifts away discoloration and makes skin appear brighter.  It's not a bleaching agent, but peeling a bag of potatoes will do wonders for your nails! :)

Thanks for your comment, it's really amazing what a compliment (or 2) can do, we should make it a habit to not withhold compliments from people since it really can make a difference in that persons day.   So long as they are genuine compliments, of course... :)

post #609 of 776

Sorry - I misread

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I'm having an issue with the Lierac smelling off...not the skin and co

post #610 of 776

I like to see all the differing opinions about the box and the contents posted here.  It's fun to read what others have to say about products I'm trying out as well!

 

I recieved the pencil in Strumpet, a really pretty shade of red.  I used it last night.  I filled in my lips with it, and then applied a gloss.  The pencil seemed to mix with my gloss, and created a sheer red glossy lip.  I thought it looked really pretty.  I'm very happy with it.  I also have a lipstick that is a good match for it, so I'll wear it that way when I want a stronger red lip.

 

I really like the Epionce hand cream.  I like that it doesnt make my hands feel greasy, and the scent disipates after applying it.  I have been using this for 3 days now, and the skin on my hands seems to look a little more refined.  It's hard to say, as I mix Retin-A with my night cream for my face at night, and have been rubbing the excess into my hands so it could be the Retin-A/night cream that is making the difference, but I do like the way this hand cream feels on.  It absorbs right into my skin, feels weightless, not greasy, and no strong scent. 

 

I didnt try the Nume "Argon" oil, but gave it to my sister.   I use Orofluido and am in love with what that does to my hair, and I have no interest whatsoever in useing anything else.  My sister will enjoy trying the Nume though, so that's a win for me.

 

The Perfumies perfume stick is nice, but just not for me.  That will go to my neice.

 

I havent tried the serum yet, but I love all things skin care, and I like to try different skin care items.  Even if I end up not likeing it, I will be glad I was able to try it.   That's what I love about these beauty subscription services - I get to try a variety of things.  Some items are winners for me, and other items not so much, but I'm glad to be able try a variety of products without spending a fortune to do it, and I dont have a ton of unused products sitting on my vanity that will just go to waste.  And there's always the chance it could end up being my next HG item.

post #611 of 776
I had received that e-mail in Nov that my box was confirmed and then I saw the charge was pending and nothing showed up and the site said it was on hold so I figured there was a delay or maybe they just didn't finalize the charge. I decided to look on my account and the charge posted long ago and site still shows it on hold so I just contacted them so hope I hear back. I would be fine with a credit even, just hope to hear back.
post #612 of 776
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Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

I really like the Epionce hand cream.  I like that it doesnt make my hands feel greasy, and the scent disipates after applying it.  I have been using this for 3 days now, and the skin on my hands seems to look a little more refined.  It's hard to say, as I mix Retin-A with my night cream for my face at night, and have been rubbing the excess into my hands so it could be the Retin-A/night cream that is making the difference, but I do like the way this hand cream feels on.  It absorbs right into my skin, feels weightless, not greasy, and no strong scent. 

 

I didnt try the Nume "Argon" oil, but gave it to my sister.   I use Orofluido and am in love with what that does to my hair, and I have no interest whatsoever in useing anything else.  My sister will enjoy trying the Nume though, so that's a win for me.

I really like that about the Epionce hand cream too! It smells pleasant right when you apply it (no fruity floral scents) and it doesn't feel or look greasy at all. I love the way my hands feel softer while and after I use it! 

 

I use the Nume "Argon" oil for not only my hair but my skin. Just a small amount goes a long way to keep your face supple from the cold! 

post #613 of 776

Does anyone have any use for the $100 coupon to Nume?  Because it's only good on styling tools and hair extensions and not accessories, I'm not going to use it.   But someone must be in the market for a blow dryer or something, right?  PM me if that's you. 

post #614 of 776
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ASDFJK. Got the BB cream in #23 again. If anyone got #27 and wants a lighter, pinker shade LEMME KNOW frown.gif I'd be willing to trade my slightly used bigger tube plus the smaller one for the BB cream in #27!! frown.gif

On another note the OPI is gawwwwgeeeeuz mmhmm <3

I actually had the same problem, I got #21 when I actually needed #31, but I emailed customer service and they responded in 2 days and said they would send out a replacement #31 for the R29 size...wouldn't hurt to try?
post #615 of 776
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Does anyone have any use for the $100 coupon to Nume?  Because it's only good on styling tools and hair extensions and not accessories, I'm not going to use it.   But someone must be in the market for a blow dryer or something, right?  PM me if that's you. 

 

I posted mine on Facebook and a couple of my friends claimed it. I already have a hot tool so I didn't have any use for it but woooow they had a sale at that time and was so worth it to buy a hot tool with the $100 coupon.. You ladies should check if they still have the sale and make use of the coupon!(:
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I posted mine on Facebook and a couple of my friends claimed it. I already have a hot tool so I didn't have any use for it but woooow they had a sale at that time and was so worth it to buy a hot tool with the $100 coupon.. You ladies should check if they still have the sale and make use of the coupon!(:


I purchased a straightener with cutehair promo code because it was $120 off instead. I got my straightener! It's nice. But I would never pay what I would for a GHD for this NuMe one.

post #617 of 776

Uhmmmmm....this NuMe straightener totally sucks. Not only that, but it has weird markings all around it and has a scratch on the plates. Something new out of the box should not be that way at all. But it totally pulled my hair, took forever to heat up, and did not get very hot. I tested those two things with my generic Sally's straightener and the Sally's is WAYYYY better. This NuMe one just sucks. I wrote them asking about returning and mentioned the scratches, and they said "Send pictures to show us. Thanks, Jamie" WTF kind of response is that from a company? Could be a bit more professional. I used the straightener and it took even longer to straighten, did not straighten in one swipe (more like 5-6), my style did not hold, and my hair looked terrible by the end of the day. I don't have any of these other problems with my generic Sally's brand. I've used CHI and GHD and others in the past, but never had a bad experience like this. When I went to find out about returns, the section on their website didn't work.
 

post #618 of 776

I received a blush this month that is the same brand and color that they sent me last month. I emailed them about it 5 days ago and haven't heard anything back, of course I can't get through on the phone. I saw that a few of you went through this as well, did they do anything for you?

post #619 of 776
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I received a blush this month that is the same brand and color that they sent me last month. I emailed them about it 5 days ago and haven't heard anything back, of course I can't get through on the phone. I saw that a few of you went through this as well, did they do anything for you?

 

I would have received duplicates, too, except that my blush was missing last month so I was actually happy to receive it this month...but it seems they aren't being careful about repeat items lately!

post #620 of 776

If anyone wants a code for the NuMe styling tools, please let me know.  I have 2 that I won't use that will just be sitting around.

post #621 of 776

Finally got my R29 box today!  Really happy with this box and looking forward to December.  I think with their promos for December that they'll try to impress (to keep the new subscribers)!

 

THOUGHTS:

 

 

 

* The lip stuff is very actually very moisturizing.  Smells awful but the smell is very temporary.  This will stay on my desk next to the Carol's Daughter shea souffle - which I use daily on my hands while working and if I still like it when it's gone I may repurchase.  It lasted a long time and was SUPER moisturizing.

* Excited about the Missha as this time I got #23 which should be the right shade for me!  I can't wait to see if it looks better tomorrow!  

* The vBeaute exfoliatator looks nice. I really liked the itsy-bitty samples we got before by the company.  I liked them so much I cut them open and scraped out what I could and it actually lasted a week!  (But I'm super light on products.)

* Not sure about the Lierac - need to learn more about the brand.  

* Phyto is an okay sample but...I've never been that impressed by their stuff in the past.  But happy to receive this sized sample.  I always love when samples come in boxes.

* Goldeneye: I had this in a mini and it's gorgeous!  I topped off the mini and will give it to my sister for Christmas - and I get a full-size to keep!  Score!!!

 

I had decided to cut back on beauty subs after the New Year.  Both ipsy and Glossybox were on the chopping block.  But, I was thinking today just how much I enjoy Glossybox and how many awesome products I've received from them... I'm feeling like I'll keep Glossybox and Birchbox next year - at least for awhile.

 

-L

post #622 of 776
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Originally Posted by bbbrandnewww View Post

Uhmmmmm....this NuMe straightener totally sucks. Not only that, but it has weird markings all around it and has a scratch on the plates. Something new out of the box should not be that way at all. But it totally pulled my hair, took forever to heat up, and did not get very hot. I tested those two things with my generic Sally's straightener and the Sally's is WAYYYY better. This NuMe one just sucks. I wrote them asking about returning and mentioned the scratches, and they said "Send pictures to show us. Thanks, Jamie" WTF kind of response is that from a company? Could be a bit more professional. I used the straightener and it took even longer to straighten, did not straighten in one swipe (more like 5-6), my style did not hold, and my hair looked terrible by the end of the day. I don't have any of these other problems with my generic Sally's brand. I've used CHI and GHD and others in the past, but never had a bad experience like this. When I went to find out about returns, the section on their website didn't work.

 
Wow that's such horrible customer service! Have you tried calling them? There should be a warranty for a faulty product. I have a Royale and it never had any problems before so I've never had to contact their customer service. I've noticed that generally, e-mailing companies isn't worth the time and calling them will generally be quicker and you'll get better service. I hope you clear things out with NuMe frown.gif
post #623 of 776

My November box is still "processing" and GB customer service is non existent.

They haven't picked up the phone or responded to any emails in over 2 weeks!

This is beyond unacceptable.

 

Is anyone else still having trouble reaching them?

post #624 of 776

I emailed them twice last week and just got a response last night.  Apparently there was a shipping issue and some of the boxes got sent back to them (how the h*ll that happens, I have no idea).  They informed me that the returned boxes would be shipped this week.  The really ridiculously insane thing is that they didn't send this email to ALL their customers --  just to me in response to my two irate emails last week..  Thankfully this was my last box and I had already decided not to renew, but if I was a continuing customer who's box was two weeks late with no notice?  Hooo boy.

post #625 of 776
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Originally Posted by MissMonica View Post

I emailed them twice last week and just got a response last night.  Apparently there was a shipping issue and some of the boxes got sent back to them (how the h*ll that happens, I have no idea).  They informed me that the returned boxes would be shipped this week.  The really ridiculously insane thing is that they didn't send this email to ALL their customers --  just to me in response to my two irate emails last week..  Thankfully this was my last box and I had already decided not to renew, but if I was a continuing customer who's box was two weeks late with no notice?  Hooo boy.

That is ridiculous!  At least you eventually got a response tho. And hopefully your box will arrive shortly.

 

Two of my friends I referred to GB just canceled because of their awful customer service.

One friend had to call AM EX to block GlossyBox from making any further charges (since they couldn't get through to even cancel!)

And the other friend had a minor issue with her box, and after 3 weeks of multiple emails and no response, she got frustrated and canceled. Yet she NEVER got confirmation that her cancelation email was received!

 

I am so frustrated. This is the most awful customer service I have ever encountered. It's really shady business. 

 

Thanks for letting me vent!

I hope your box is worth the aggravation!!!!!

post #626 of 776
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

 

Two of my friends I referred to GB just canceled because of their awful customer service.

One friend had to call AM EX to block GlossyBox from making any further charges (since they couldn't get through to even cancel!)

And the other friend had a minor issue with her box, and after 3 weeks of multiple emails and no response, she got frustrated and canceled. Yet she NEVER got confirmation that her cancelation email was received!

 

I am so frustrated. This is the most awful customer service I have ever encountered. It's really shady business. 

 

Thanks for letting me vent!

I hope your box is worth the aggravation!!!!!

 

I like the products in the Glossyboxes but what you posted essentially is what happened to me. Glossybox's customer service is HORRIBLE and their packing of products just as bad. My June box had something leaking all over that ruined the pink box and of course the item was damaged. Oh yeah, the AHAVA body wash. On top of that I didn't GET the June box until JULY after JULY'S payment was made which irked me. The June replacement finally did come - in AUGUST and of course another item in the box was leaking and I NEVER did get the AHAVA body wash from Glossybox, thankfully AHAVA's PR was kind enough to replace it for me at Cosmoprof's trade show but honestly the experience I had with GB makes me stay away from signing back up no matter how good the products are. It's too risky at $21 a month to maybe get the product(s) intact.

post #627 of 776

I sent an email out on Saturday about my defective/broken blush and I got an email yesterday saying they'd ship me a replacement right away.  That's been my only real experience contacting them thus far.  Maybe they were sorting through stuff to start replying just recently?  I have no idea, but I'm sorry to hear others are experiencing frustrations.  :(

post #628 of 776
They may not give the quickest response but in my experience they've always done the right thing in the long run. I'll continue to be a loyal subscriber- their boxes rock!!
post #629 of 776
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Originally Posted by xoxoJannet View Post


Wow that's such horrible customer service! Have you tried calling them? There should be a warranty for a faulty product. I have a Royale and it never had any problems before so I've never had to contact their customer service. I've noticed that generally, e-mailing companies isn't worth the time and calling them will generally be quicker and you'll get better service. I hope you clear things out with NuMe frown.gif


Yeah it's just junk, IMO. I'm going to try calling them tomorrow because I don't even want to exchange it. I just want a flat out return. I won't be purchasing from the company again.

post #630 of 776
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Originally Posted by Shauna999 View Post

They may not give the quickest response but in my experience they've always done the right thing in the long run. I'll continue to be a loyal subscriber- their boxes rock!!

 

THIS RIGHT HERE.. exactly how I feel :]

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