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post #1321 of 2321

I'm getting Box #21 I think.

 

I have a full-size Mary Lou Manizer - so if anyone wants the sample one from this month's Birchbox PM me your trade list.  I can never (easily) find stuff on the big trade forum...

 

I'd love to test drive the Benefit eye cream...and could add some other stuff to sweeten the deal.  Let me know!

post #1322 of 2321
Aside from the fact that I got what I feel is the worst fit box for me, I decided I would try and give my samples a go. That's what Birchbox is supposed to be about anyway.. trying things you wouldn't ordinarily pick up. When I opened my samples I noticed that I also had the giant finger print in the middle of my Hot Mama. Not only that, but it also looks like someone swirled their finger around in the Mox Botanicals jar and left some dirt while there. Not cool Birchbox.
post #1323 of 2321
I got the same jar if It's Potent in a kit today. It went straight to my trade list.
post #1324 of 2321
post #1325 of 2321
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Originally Posted by jumpnshout5 View Post

Aside from the fact that I got what I feel is the worst fit box for me, I decided I would try and give my samples a go. That's what Birchbox is supposed to be about anyway.. trying things you wouldn't ordinarily pick up. When I opened my samples I noticed that I also had the giant finger print in the middle of my Hot Mama. Not only that, but it also looks like someone swirled their finger around in the Mox Botanicals jar and left some dirt while there. Not cool Birchbox.

My Hot Mama was like that too, but I remember seeing EVERYONE complaining about that last month people with their Lou-Mainzer and it actually had something to do with the magnet from the case it comes it

post #1326 of 2321

This might be slightly off topic and I'm guessing there's a thread around here somewhere that I just haven't found yet but I just discovered birchbox and now I'm seeing everyone talking about all of these other sub programs. I've googled some but I would love to read a customer's (or multiple) customer's comparing the services side by side (what kind of products, do other ones have a shop or offer discounts, ect.). Could anyone direct me here?

 

I'm having a lot of fun with birchbox but I wouldn't mind learning about others esp. because Moroccan Oil is the number one hair product I can't live without and BB doesn't carry it in the shop- if there was a way I could get points for it since it's kind of pricey that would be awesome. 

post #1327 of 2321
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Originally Posted by emily9763 View Post

My Hot Mama was like that too, but I remember seeing EVERYONE complaining about that last month people with their Lou-Mainzer and it actually had something to do with the magnet from the case it comes it

Thanks for the info. I thought I had read about the finger print issue before, but I never followed up on it.
post #1328 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Legalista View Post

This might be slightly off topic and I'm guessing there's a thread around here somewhere that I just haven't found yet but I just discovered birchbox and now I'm seeing everyone talking about all of these other sub programs. I've googled some but I would love to read a customer's (or multiple) customer's comparing the services side by side (what kind of products, do other ones have a shop or offer discounts, ect.). Could anyone direct me here?

 

I'm having a lot of fun with birchbox but I wouldn't mind learning about others esp. because Moroccan Oil is the number one hair product I can't live without and BB doesn't carry it in the shop- if there was a way I could get points for it since it's kind of pricey that would be awesome. 

Hi Legalista, try this thread:

 

http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/123554/what-companies-do-you-subscribe-to

 

I got a lot of good ideas from this one! It has a lot of information on what's available and details like coupon codes and whether you can skip a month.  Hope it's helpful!

post #1329 of 2321

I would have loved box 17 or 23.  Instead I'm getting box 12.  I really hope this is the last tea I'll be seeing from Birchbox because really the ONLY tea I want is ordinary, sweet ICED tea with lemon.  McDs tea beats this stuff they are sending me.  Out of my five boxes, two have had tea.  I really don't like fancy teas.  It won't go to waste, because my Husband will drink it but I really would have liked to have gotten a chocolate snack like so many other boxes this month have.

 

At least I'm really enjoying my ipsy, which to my surprise it has arrived today!  My second ipsy, and I am beyond pleased with both so far.  And out of five BB boxes, I've only really liked one of them.  So those who aren't too pleased with BB lately and haven't yet tried ipsy, I do recommend them!

post #1330 of 2321

Barf.  I'm getting Box #26 which suuuuuuuucks.  

 

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December 2012: Box 26

  • Frownies® Eye Gels 
  • John Varvatos Artisan 
  • Nick Chavez® Beverly Hills Advanced Volume Shampoo with Expansion Technology® 
  • NUXE Rêve de Miel®
 – Ultra Comfortable Face Cream
  • per-fékt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel

 

I guess compared to the 2 self-tanners month, this one is OK, but there were so many things I would have been happy to get this month that getting men's cologne is like a big f**k you, xoxo birchbox.  And then shampoo w/o conditioner = pet peeve even if I could use it (which I can't, I'm pretty sure, because even if I DID use silicone hair products, volumizing products are counter-indicated for colored hair.  

 

 

post #1331 of 2321
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Hi Legalista, try this thread:

 

http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/123554/what-companies-do-you-subscribe-to

 

I got a lot of good ideas from this one! It has a lot of information on what's available and details like coupon codes and whether you can skip a month.  Hope it's helpful!

Thanks so much!

post #1332 of 2321

My box weighs .54 should be here friday. my box info is updated but i refuse to look. I accidently clicked and saw i am getting the chocalte and mox lip butter which are two things i really want. The rest i have no idea. I will not look. I will not look. I will not look. I will not look.

post #1333 of 2321

STILL  not updated.  mad.gifscream3.gifviolin.gif

post #1334 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Jennifer Love View Post

STILL  not updated.  mad.gifscream3.gifviolin.gif

 

Samesies. Sigh. First world problems. :/

post #1335 of 2321
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Originally Posted by brio444 View Post

Barf.  I'm getting Box #26 which suuuuuuuucks.  
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December 2012: Box 26



[*] Frownies® Eye Gels 
[*] John Varvatos Artisan 
[*] Nick Chavez® Beverly Hills Advanced Volume Shampoo with Expansion Technology® 
[*] NUXE Rêve de Miel®
 – Ultra Comfortable Face Cream
[*] per-fékt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel


I guess compared to the 2 self-tanners month, this one is OK, but there were so many things I would have been happy to get this month that getting men's cologne is like a big f**k you, xoxo birchbox.  And then shampoo w/o conditioner = pet peeve even if I could use it (which I can't, I'm pretty sure, because even if I DID use silicone hair products, volumizing products are counter-indicated for colored hair.  


I feel you on the men's stuff. I don't know why they do that. I'm married and I couldn't pawn that stuff onto my husband. He had zero interest in it. Why waste samples like that? Just let them go out to department stores where people are actually looking for mens fragrances. It doesn't seem like a very good marketing strategy for the cologne maker imho. I'm just happy that I didn't get another food item.
post #1336 of 2321

Ugh disappointed with my box this month once again. The only thing I'm looking forward to is another same of Mary Lou Manizer. Everything else is going up for trade. Blech.

post #1337 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Legalista View Post

This might be slightly off topic and I'm guessing there's a thread around here somewhere that I just haven't found yet but I just discovered birchbox and now I'm seeing everyone talking about all of these other sub programs. I've googled some but I would love to read a customer's (or multiple) customer's comparing the services side by side (what kind of products, do other ones have a shop or offer discounts, ect.). Could anyone direct me here?

 

I'm having a lot of fun with birchbox but I wouldn't mind learning about others esp. because Moroccan Oil is the number one hair product I can't live without and BB doesn't carry it in the shop- if there was a way I could get points for it since it's kind of pricey that would be awesome. 

 

also try subscriptionboxes.com

post #1338 of 2321
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post


Not the knock off, but real deal lol. They are well discounted, but some products are still pricey, depending on one's opinions/thoughts. I was eyeballing some of the lotions, loved that they featured actual plant/herb earthy scents and thought they'd make nice fillers in a spa basket I made for a friend. smile.gif

LOL I've almost been tricked by the fake packaging, so I'm always lifting an eyebrow.  I'll definitely check it out.  I really love the way everything smells.  The first time I ever went to London the posh hotel I stayed in had Molton Brown, I ended up hoarding those little free bottles.  They discontinued the shampoo (I think it was Ylang Ylang) but whenever I smell something similar I get wistful.

post #1339 of 2321

I have a tracking number that doesn't work and it still shows November on my account. Ughhhh. At least I got my ipsy bag, influenster and curlkit today :)

post #1340 of 2321

Finally got a tracking number, but no other info.

post #1341 of 2321

me too maybe were getting the same box :)

post #1342 of 2321

Same for my sister and mother - they both just got a tracking number (one is updated-had shipped on the 8th, one is not) - neither of them have December pics yet, but hopefully sooooon.

post #1343 of 2321
Same here... The anticipation is killing me..lol!
post #1344 of 2321

I'm so excited!! I am finally getting a box that I love especially with seeing a very nice sample size of the Benefit its potent eye cream and Kerastase! Also a full size of the model co lip gloss! This is the box, its not up on the box list yet I think...

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700

 

I feel glad now that I stayed with BB, I had three really great boxes so far after those lousy boxes.

post #1345 of 2321

Ugh, this is the first box I have recieved I hate. i will not use a SINGLE thing in it.

 

- Model Co lip gloss (full size, but I hate lip goop)

- Thymes body lotion foil packet

- Keratase foil packets of some sort of hair goop??? It doesn't say clearly

- Thymes body lotion..bottle? WTF? A foil packet AND a bottle of the same product???

post #1346 of 2321
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Originally Posted by aerofish View Post

Ugh, this is the first box I have recieved I hate. i will not use a SINGLE thing in it.

 

- Model Co lip gloss (full size, but I hate lip goop)

- Thymes body lotion foil packet

- Keratase foil packets of some sort of hair goop??? It doesn't say clearly

- Thymes body lotion..bottle? WTF? A foil packet AND a bottle of the same product???

same here!! I hate this box!!

post #1347 of 2321
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Originally Posted by denise89 View Post

I'm so excited!! I am finally getting a box that I love especially with seeing a very nice sample size of the Benefit its potent eye cream and Kerastase! Also a full size of the model co lip gloss! This is the box, its not up on the box list yet I think...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

700

 

I feel glad now that I stayed with BB, I had three really great boxes so far after those lousy boxes.


That's my ideal box this month! Enjoy :)

post #1348 of 2321

I thought we were supposed to get a lipgloss as our December Birchbox exclusive sample, but my box doesn't look like it includes it. Has anyone gotten this? 

 

http://blog.birchbox.com/post/13782309266/sneak-peek-december-birchbox-exclusive-sample

post #1349 of 2321

add me to the list of people who just got a tracking number (but no actual info)!  it's sad how excited i got to see a link there... 

post #1350 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Ladyrawrness View Post

My box weighs .54 should be here friday. my box info is updated but i refuse to look. I accidently clicked and saw i am getting the chocalte and mox lip butter which are two things i really want. The rest i have no idea. I will not look. I will not look. I will not look. I will not look.

I'm getting that one too, in my opinion its one of the better ones :) very excited

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