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post #121 of 2321
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Originally Posted by messjess18 View Post

Is it just me, or are y'all ready for the spoilers? smile.gif
What do you guys think will be in this months Birchbox?


I hope there are sparkly things that remind people of snowflakes! Or really I just like sparkly things lol

post #122 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Angelalh View Post


i misread too, i was thinking you said the whole idea of lo/no pooing is disgusting

 

and about your state of hair i was trying to say you would understand if you had hair like mine

 

It's okay. I don't know why it bugged me so much yesterday. But you were actually right about my hair. The ends are damaged from over processing, but I have quite oily hair. Other than that, it's not very problematic, and I'm low maintenance with it. Co-washing doesn't sound like it'd be for me, but I don't doubt that it works for others. I wouldn't feel like my hair is getting clean if I only used conditioner, but again, that's just a personal quirk. My apologies for being a bit snippy (blame the PMS esel_tripmotz.gif).

 

Definitely ready for some spoilers. I wonder what the theme will be. I'm trying to think of something I'd like to get in December's box, but I'm not really coming up with anything specific. A blush sample would be really nice. Maybe something along the lines of NARS Sin. I wouldn't complain if they sent more of those cute bath bombs out again, either!

 

Edit: Don't know if anyone's seen this yet, but it's about updating your beauty profile: http://blog.birchbox.com/post/16172972886/beauty-profile-key-to-finding-your-sample-match?utm_source=operations&utm_medium=email

post #123 of 2321

Hi ladies,

Seeing who out there is in San Diego.  Trying to get together a opening/swap in person.  I have two of you already.  First one won't be until after the holidays.  (Unless we all get December really early & then maybe we could check out the Del all dressed up for Christmas & the Tuesday steal wine tasting I have been lusting to try!) Just trying to see who might be interested.  Send me a pm if you are. 

post #124 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Alycia View Post

Speaking of iPads, I think birchbox should hire a developer and create an app or at least a mobile friendly website. I do everything on my phone and being able to check tracking, make reviews and shop from my phone would be great. Although people checking their tracking might go even more crazy. What are your thoughts?


Umm yea, mobile developers are so highly sought after, they are requiring salaries of upwards of 150k if they even decide to work for a company. Most of them do freelance mobile design and can charge absurd amounts for projects. My boyfriends company is trying to hire a mobile developer and its so hard for smaller companies, when the large companies are snapping up any good mobile developer ASAP. All it takes is getting one good app in the app store and you will have job offers
post #125 of 2321
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

It's okay. I don't know why it bugged me so much yesterday. But you were actually right about my hair. The ends are damaged from over processing, but I have quite oily hair. Other than that, it's not very problematic, and I'm low maintenance with it. Co-washing doesn't sound like it'd be for me, but I don't doubt that it works for others. I wouldn't feel like my hair is getting clean if I only used conditioner, but again, that's just a personal quirk. My apologies for being a bit snippy (blame the PMS esel_tripmotz.gif).

 

Definitely ready for some spoilers. I wonder what the theme will be. I'm trying to think of something I'd like to get in December's box, but I'm not really coming up with anything specific. A blush sample would be really nice. Maybe something along the lines of NARS Sin. I wouldn't complain if they sent more of those cute bath bombs out again, either!

 

Edit: Don't know if anyone's seen this yet, but it's about updating your beauty profile: http://blog.birchbox.com/post/16172972886/beauty-profile-key-to-finding-your-sample-match?utm_source=operations&utm_medium=email

ah you werent snippy! all women understand this time a month but all hell breaks loose if a man comments on "it must be that time of the month" lol

post #126 of 2321

Why oh why cant Miss Jesse' be mix and match??? Really...a jar of curly meringue would last me a year!!

post #127 of 2321
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post


Umm yea, mobile developers are so highly sought after, they are requiring salaries of upwards of 150k if they even decide to work for a company. Most of them do freelance mobile design and can charge absurd amounts for projects. My boyfriends company is trying to hire a mobile developer and its so hard for smaller companies, when the large companies are snapping up any good mobile developer ASAP. All it takes is getting one good app in the app store and you will have job offers


Design is pretty lucrative in general. I think part of the problem is that companies don't really know whom to hire. For example, I spent a lot of time trying to get interviews for full-time webdesign portions, but a lot of the recruiters who came to my school were asking for people who majored in computer engineering or CS... and those people are NOT going to take $40k jobs where they design stuff for the web. First of all, because they can do a lot better most of the time even just graduating and second of all, because a lot of them aren't really well versed in webdevelopment. :\

 

Whereas one look at my resume, it would've been thrown out because of what I (didn't) major in... even though I had the right skill sets. There's a huge gap in understanding of whom can do what between the layman and the people who actually work in the professionally IT industry.

post #128 of 2321

I am really hoping for those cute little leather rings in this month's birchbox! I think it would be a fun lifestyle extra (:

post #129 of 2321
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Originally Posted by kaity123 View Post

I am really hoping for those cute little leather rings in this month's birchbox! I think it would be a fun lifestyle extra (:

 

Me too! They look so adorable! I can't find them anywhere on the website though? I've just seen them on their Instagram and the November video. Are they up on the site?

post #130 of 2321
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Originally Posted by messjess18 View Post

 

Me too! They look so adorable! I can't find them anywhere on the website though? I've just seen them on their Instagram and the November video. Are they up on the site?

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/brand-view-all/?brand=by-boe

post #131 of 2321
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Whoa. Cute, but too rich for my blood.

post #132 of 2321
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Originally Posted by kaity123 View Post

I am really hoping for those cute little leather rings in this month's birchbox! I think it would be a fun lifestyle extra (:

 

Me too! They look so adorable! I can't find them anywhere on the website though? I've just seen them on their Instagram and the November video. Are they up on the site?


I love those rings too, but I would foresee a disaster regarding people getting the correct ring size. (They have a small(ring size 5-6) and large(7-8).

post #133 of 2321
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"They're so cute," they said. "You can layer them," they said. One bow ring is $38! Boe seems like a brand that would show up on Sneakpeeq someday though, so maybe it can be picked up at a discount price on there in the future. BB always has sales too.

 

Personally, I'd rather splurge on beauty items or clothes!

post #134 of 2321
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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

Every time you mention the Wen product, I get more interested! It sounds like it works so well! The only issue I have with my hair is that it can get oily after only a day. It'd be great if the Wen Cleansing Conditioner would take that down a notch!

I have oily hair too and use it!  Although, my hair is very short - i still need to "wash" every day - but it's not as oily as it used to be i think.  I'd give it a shot!

post #135 of 2321

I am thinking about getting a second BB sub.

Any tips on how to avoid duplications?

I want both boxes to link to my one account if possible.

Not sure how to do that though.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

post #136 of 2321
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

I am thinking about getting a second BB sub.

Any tips on how to avoid duplications?

I want both boxes to link to my one account if possible.

Not sure how to do that though.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

You can't link both boxes to the same account. And I think the best way to avoid duplications would be to do 2 completely different profiles, which I've done and I still receive duplicates. I don't think you can really count on anything but not receiving duplicates for the same profile. Other than that, it's a crapshoot.

post #137 of 2321

If you're on the ipad, you should try Puffin as a browser.  Try their free version first, but I ended up buying it after the flash trial expired, because I can watch shows and such that you can't with safari.  It's a little persnickety, but I love having it and it shoooould work for doing reviews until they wise up and make an app.

post #138 of 2321

My birthday is in December, so I hope my box is extra special party.gif

post #139 of 2321
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Originally Posted by keelyknowsbest View Post

My birthday is in December, so I hope my box is extra special party.gif

Mine too! Yay for December babies birthday.gif (and Capricorns, lol) 

post #140 of 2321
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

Mine too! Yay for December babies birthday.gif (and Capricorns, lol) 

Well you could be a Sagitarius... But I'm a Cap! (Actually I'm a cusp but I consider myself a Cap :P)

 

Yay Christmas babies and always getting ripped off on presents! lol. I always disclaim to my friends I'm only getting them one gift but when their birthdays actually come 'round... welp... ^^;; I'm a softie at heart.

post #141 of 2321

I hope there will be a glittery nail polish. Last holiday season they gave out the Zoya gems and jewels minis and some things that aren't hair oils, face wash or health bars :) 

 

speaking of nail polish, it's finals time, so of course I needed to swatch and organize all my nail polish. turns out only 3/277 are red, so how about a red, Birchbox!1000

 

Only 14 pages left to write... yet I think the laundry needs folding, desktops need cleaning and I feel like a face mask and a hair treatment... oh the pre-essay writing rituals of an English major in the last stretches to graduation....

post #142 of 2321
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

I hope there will be a glittery nail polish. Last holiday season they gave out the Zoya gems and jewels minis and some things that aren't hair oils, face wash or health bars :) 

 

speaking of nail polish, it's finals time, so of course I needed to swatch and organize all my nail polish. turns out only 3/277 are red, so how about a red, Birchbox!1000

 

Only 14 pages left to write... yet I think the laundry needs folding, desktops need cleaning and I feel like a face mask and a hair treatment... oh the pre-essay writing rituals of an English major in the last stretches to graduation....

ahhh lucky - I'm also a pre-graduation english major (with pre writing rituals...time to clean the baseboards bahah) but I have 47 pages to write, then 5 finals, then SWEET, SWEET FREEDOM!

post #143 of 2321
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

I hope there will be a glittery nail polish. Last holiday season they gave out the Zoya gems and jewels minis and some things that aren't hair oils, face wash or health bars :) 

 

 

I'd be happy to get a glittery/flakie nail polish next month! I love to wear sparkly polishes during the holiday season and wouldn't mind more to try out!

post #144 of 2321
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Originally Posted by kaity123 View Post

I am really hoping for those cute little leather rings in this month's birchbox! I think it would be a fun lifestyle extra (:

 

Me too! I saw them in one of their videos but never got one either. Secret gift for December?!

post #145 of 2321

I'm hoping for the new Color Club holos.  Those are *amazeballs*.  They just pulled them from the store (they have them mislabeled on the site, and the warehouse *still* messed up my order even though I ordered one of each, so there are some issues they need to address before they put them back up on the site), but I'm hoping they go back up soon and/or show up in December boxes.  I will *always* take another bottle of a linear holo even if it's a color I already have (I'm already plotting how to get my hands on the complete collection of holos that China Glaze has on tap for the spring even though I don't think the release date is set yet, and half of them will probably look *horrible* with my skin tone, and the ones that *will* work with my skin tone are probably dupes of shades I already have).

post #146 of 2321

If you're on the lookout for those, I heard Urban Outfitters released a series of these polishes as well that are nearly identical to at least three of the colours: http://goldenankh.blogspot.com/2012/11/urban-outfitters-pink-holo.html (not my blog...)

 

I'm not into holo polishes and I don't support UO for ethical reasons against their business practices, but I don't believe in shooting the messenger either. I'm not sure if these are even in stores anymore since apparently they went super fast.

post #147 of 2321

I would be SO HAPPY with a nail polish! I put nail polish as my "splurge" item and still didn't get one in last month's box. :/ Maybe in December I will! :)

post #148 of 2321
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Originally Posted by fanchette View Post

ahhh lucky - I'm also a pre-graduation english major (with pre writing rituals...time to clean the baseboards bahah) but I have 47 pages to write, then 5 finals, then SWEET, SWEET FREEDOM!

yikes. we have a class that we have to take that is a 15-20 page research paper, but my 14 this semester are two separate 7 pagers. Our professors aren't trying to kill the graduate student readers. but 7 really means 6, because they always grade nicer if you paper is short and succinct. I get the best grades on the papers where I short the requirement.

 

I lucked out in my third English class, our Final is a scene performance. The prof is a pretty well know playwright, so its been presentations and performances as our main assignments. Quite enjoyable.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

I'd be happy to get a glittery/flakie nail polish next month! I love to wear sparkly polishes during the holiday season and wouldn't mind more to try out!

 

I wear glitter all year round. Just a little obsessed.

 

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

If you're on the lookout for those, I heard Urban Outfitters released a series of these polishes as well that are nearly identical to at least three of the colours: http://goldenankh.blogspot.com/2012/11/urban-outfitters-pink-holo.html (not my blog...)

 

I'm not into holo polishes and I don't support UO for ethical reasons against their business practices, but I don't believe in shooting the messenger either. I'm not sure if these are even in stores anymore since apparently they went super fast.

 

Girlll I am with you on the UO thing. Their beliefs as a company do not coincide with mine. On top of that, their crap is overpriced thrift store clothes. It amazes me what people will pay for that stuff.

post #149 of 2321
What's this brouhaha with Urban Outfitters? Never did more than browse, since I don't like their offerings..but am curious to know why the anti UO stance from some of you ladies.
post #150 of 2321
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

What's this brouhaha with Urban Outfitters? Never did more than browse, since I don't like their offerings..but am curious to know why the anti UO stance from some of you ladies.

http://theweek.com/article/index/220370/racist-navajo-attire-and-7-other-urban-outfitters-controversies there's some examples, they are also known for knocking off indie designers. I know that in fashion copyrights don't really exist, but it still sucks.  Forever 21 is pretty crap at that too. http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?s=urban+outfitters some examples of that.

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