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post #181 of 2321
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

There may be valid points with the going off topic, but that's every month and we probably all fall into that guilty category. Our conversations deviate and shift constantly until we actually have boxes in hand and we still digress at times. Eventually the conversation always goes back to the thread origination. People sometimes interject questions about things and they get answered by other members..

 

A lot of commentary would be deleted/edited just because it didn't necessarily pertain to the thread. Skim through and tune out what you don't feel is necessary/helpful.  It seems unnecessary to blatantly censor/edit because someone doesn't want to see something. 

 

Plus, we have great mods! hug.gif

post #182 of 2321
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post


I'm the opposite! Bring on the bling! Holiday sparkles and there's no better time of year. China Glaze Ruby Pumps please. Beautiful classy red color, sparkle..that's awesome.
It's not that bling isn't classy, it's how and where you use it. You don't want to be sparkly everywhere(ok, some do...just sayin lol), but pops and accents can be very flattering. smile.gif

Good point. A little pop of color always looks nice. I love bold lips. My fear for this month though is a Christmas explotion of green and red in my box. I wouldnt mind one or two red or green sparkly things. I hope the life style extra is something that smells like "christmas" you know what i mean?

post #183 of 2321
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Originally Posted by parisnicole1989 View Post

Wow! Came to check out news about BB and came to find political rants...Can we please keep to the topic? Not everyone has the same views and no need to taint the BB forum with such. No offense meant, but this has no bearing on the box at all. Isn't this what mods are for??

Keep an open mind, this is a makeup forum, nobody is here to call you out on your political views it wasn't directed at you, it's quite selfish to assume such a thing.

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Originally Posted by Angelalh View Post

do any of you ladies know of good quality plus clothes that dont cause a fortune?

my fashion bug closed a few years ago (now they are completely going out of business) so i started shopping at lane bryant even though its wayy more expensive i figured better quality wow was i wrong... my fashion bug stuff lasts years lane bryants clothes start looking worn/hems coming out within 2-3 wears!!!!!

When I was plus (recently thanks to /r/keto I am out of plus woohoo) I shopped the "pure energy" section of Target, and Forever21 plus. I wasn't going to spend tons of money on clothes in a size I knew I wouldn't be for long, stupid happy relationship weight gain. It all lasted quite well and was pretty on trend.
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post


I really wanted to like NYCO especially since they were having a 50% off sale pre-BF and 50-70% on BF but everything was just so ill-fitted for me. Even beyond that, the cut of a lot of clothes felt like it was "older", if that makes any sense. >:


If you don't like the political rants, that's fair, but then don't read them. Many were prefaced with "I don't shop at ___ because ___". It was perfectly on topic with the conversation since we were talking about the CC holo nail polish in the BB store not being shipped right --> UO dupes for those colours --> why people don't shop there. That's no less thread-jacking than you policing people on what's an acceptable topic to talk about. If you don't want to contribute to the topic, you don't have to but it's similarly unfair to tell people they can't talk about it.

This idea of feeling offended when anybody shows any opinion different than yours is pretty narrow minded. OMFG remove your alternate opinion from my view. Now. Pshh please. It's the middle of the month and there is not much happening in terms of birchbox information, so we have other informative conversations. God forbid opinions flare their ugly heads. Nothing we said was offensive to anybody but a company, so I approve of a little opinion as long as its not calling a person out and being mean
post #184 of 2321
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post


Keep an open mind, this is a makeup forum, nobody is here to call you out on your political views it wasn't directed at you, it's quite selfish to assume such a thing.

This idea of feeling offended when anybody shows any opinion different than yours is pretty narrow minded. OMFG remove your alternate opinion from my view. Now. Pshh please. It's the middle of the month and there is not much happening in terms of birchbox information, so we have other informative conversations. God forbid opinions flare their ugly heads. Nothing we said was offensive to anybody but a company, so I approve of a little opinion as long as its not calling a person out and being mean


In her defense, I'm not sure it's that she didn't agree with views, it's more like she didn't want to see it discussed in general? I do think that's fair, but it's one thing to not want to read political discussions (then don't read it!) and another to say don't talk about it because I don't want to see it. >:

post #185 of 2321

Are you not showing offense that I don't have the same opinion as you? All I said was let's stick to the topic. I didn't say anything about agreeing or disagreeing with an opinion. And how ignorant is it to say that "nothing we said was offensive to anyone but a company"? You have no idea who you might be offending. I'm not here to argue political or moral opinions because I'm set in mine. Like you said, this is a makeup forum. Let's stick to makeup and in this case BB. That's all I'll say.

post #186 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Ladyrawrness View Post

Good point. A little pop of color always looks nice. I love bold lips. My fear for this month though is a Christmas explotion of green and red in my box. I wouldnt mind one or two red or green sparkly things. I hope the life style extra is something that smells like "christmas" you know what i mean?

That's my fear as well. I'm not big on sparkles in my makeup and I'm afraid we might get all kinds of shimmery, shiny stuff. Topped off with a pine-cone flavoured luna bar of course. 

post #187 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Annie92 View Post

That's my fear as well. I'm not big on sparkles in my makeup and I'm afraid we might get all kinds of shimmery, shiny stuff. Topped off with a pine-cone flavoured luna bar of course. 

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post #188 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Annie92 View Post

That's my fear as well. I'm not big on sparkles in my makeup and I'm afraid we might get all kinds of shimmery, shiny stuff. Topped off with a pine-cone flavoured luna bar of course. 

That would be disgusting! I changed my profile to not say "active lifestyle".. I'm hoping that knocks me out of the Luna bar/soyjoy recipients...

post #189 of 2321
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Originally Posted by parisnicole1989 View Post

That would be disgusting! I changed my profile to not say "active lifestyle".. I'm hoping that knocks me out of the Luna bar/soyjoy recipients...

 

I got a luna bar in my October box and I didn't list an "active lifestyle"...

post #190 of 2321
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Originally Posted by parisnicole1989 View Post

Are you not showing offense that I don't have the same opinion as you? All I said was let's stick to the topic. I didn't say anything about agreeing or disagreeing with an opinion. And how ignorant is it to say that "nothing we said was offensive to anyone but a company"? You have no idea who you might be offending. I'm not here to argue political or moral opinions because I'm set in mine. Like you said, this is a makeup forum. Let's stick to makeup and in this case BB. That's all I'll say.

No, not at all, I have no idea what your political views are, so how could I know that they are vastly different or what they even are. I am protesting your hypersensitivity to being exposed to a political opinion at all. And in this case, it is not even a political opinion, as I do not believe that the issue brought up has anything to do with politics. It is a personal opinion, and the fact that you were very quick to call out an opinion that (I am assuming) does not align with your beliefs. If we cover our ears and block out all "offending" opinions and beliefs, how will we ever learn and grow as people? You weren't born with a political stance, you learn and adapt it as your grow and learn and experience life, why should that ever stop?



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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post


In her defense, I'm not sure it's that she didn't agree with views, it's more like she didn't want to see it discussed in general? I do think that's fair, but it's one thing to not want to read political discussions (then don't read it!) and another to say don't talk about it because I don't want to see it. >:

Yes, yes, everybody knows that during the inbetween times, the conversation becomes increasingly tangential to he subscription. It's just chatter!i like it all, nobody expects you to reply to everything y read, heck I can barely manage to keep up with the posts, just move along, but there is a statement to be made in the act of protesting the opinion.

Tbh easily offended people are my least favorite type of personality, no matter what your political leaning. (and trust me, it most definitely comes from all sides)
post #191 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Annie92 View Post

That's my fear as well. I'm not big on sparkles in my makeup and I'm afraid we might get all kinds of shimmery, shiny stuff. Topped off with a pine-cone flavoured luna bar of course. 

LOL...too funny...

post #192 of 2321
"I got a luna bar in my October box and I didn't list an "active lifestyle"..."

Dang it... I was hoping that might affect it. I couldn't think of anything else that would make BB think that I wanted those.
post #193 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Annie92 View Post

 Topped off with a pine-cone flavoured luna bar of course. 

I guess reindeer flavor was out of the question due to all the vegetarians.

post #194 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Cathie View Post

LOL...too funny...

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Originally Posted by Dalylah View Post

I guess reindeer flavor was out of the question due to all the vegetarians.

All the bars they send out are glorified candy bars. It's gross, they have so much sugar in them.. Not exactly a healthy snack.
post #195 of 2321
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post


All the bars they send out are glorified candy bars. It's gross, they have so much sugar in them.. Not exactly a healthy snack.


Haha I was teasing. I actually cancelled BB last month. I did like some of the stuff I received but most of it was passed on to others. I decided to save myself some cash.

post #196 of 2321
Well...my inner "fat diva" is okay with the foodie treats. I munch on them while checking out my other goodies. Plus, folks should remember these items were originally formulated to replace meals or be eaten by athletic people.. so a little sugar isn't a big deal to me, if it's intended to be burned off. Problem is I'm not a superstar athlete or major hiker stranded and needing sustenance lol. But whatever, I'll eat them or pass them along. So long as they are extras and not essentials, I don't really care.
@wendyyybird, thanks for the love to mods. smile.gif
In regards to our many digressions, we're mostly women. We like to chatter and so long as we're not offensive, we can have some slack for each other, regardless of where we stand on issues or topics. We all have opinions and usually they vary, which is good. Debates should always be encouraged, just never pushed into arguments..because then, no one hears/sees anything useful.
Ok.. the Yoda moment has passed lol. When are we going to get some spoilers? Better yet, when is BB going to restock the dangone items I'm wanting to BUY?! Lol, hard to spend money/points when the items aren't available!
post #197 of 2321
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

Well...my inner "fat diva" is okay with the foodie treats. I munch on them while checking out my other goodies. Plus, folks should remember these items were originally formulated to replace meals or be eaten by athletic people.. so a little sugar isn't a big deal to me, if it's intended to be burned off. Problem is I'm not a superstar athlete or major hiker stranded and needing sustenance lol. But whatever, I'll eat them or pass them along. So long as they are extras and not essentials, I don't really care.

LOL I'm only mad about getting food items if they taste crappy! The soyjoy bar was really really awful (and I like soy!) but I didn't mind the luna bars at all. ^__^ I'm always in search of a quick snack or breakfast lol

post #198 of 2321
I'll take the bars, as I'm one of those people who will forget to eat because I've consumed too much coffee or am crazy busy at work... Ridiculous, who forgets that they need nourishment? Especially since I'm a garbage disposal and will try almost anything at least once or twice? Yep, I'm weird lol.
post #199 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.

FYI, if it's a large group of dudes... it's a brohaha...  This is what we called it when I was a teacher and the boys would all get into shenanigans in the hallway!

post #200 of 2321
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Originally Posted by MollyC2153 View Post

FYI, if it's a large group of dudes... it's a brohaha...  This is what we called it when I was a teacher and the boys would all get into shenanigans in the hallway!

I call them sausage fests.. all female affairs are clam bakes.. lol, just my odd humor.
post #201 of 2321
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Originally Posted by parisnicole1989 View Post

"I got a luna bar in my October box and I didn't list an "active lifestyle"..."
Dang it... I was hoping that might affect it. I couldn't think of anything else that would make BB think that I wanted those.

 

Yeah. Did you check off the natural/organic box? I can't think of any other ways to nix getting food in the box.  I dodged getting food in my box this month but my profile wasn't very detailed this month. 

post #202 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Dalylah View Post


Haha I was teasing. I actually cancelled BB last month. I did like some of the stuff I received but most of it was passed on to others. I decided to save myself some cash.
Yea I totally got you were joking. :P I am do okay with them sending candy, but candy that is secretly labeled as healthy food.. Not so much.

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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

Well...my inner "fat diva" is okay with the foodie treats. I munch on them while checking out my other goodies. Plus, folks should remember these items were originally formulated to replace meals or be eaten by athletic people.. so a little sugar isn't a big deal to me, if it's intended to be burned off. Problem is I'm not a superstar athlete or major hiker stranded and needing sustenance lol. But whatever, I'll eat them or pass them along. So long as they are extras and not essentials, I don't really care.
@wendyyybird, thanks for the love to mods. smile.gif
In regards to our many digressions, we're mostly women. We like to chatter and so long as we're not offensive, we can have some slack for each other, regardless of where we stand on issues or topics. We all have opinions and usually they vary, which is good. Debates should always be encouraged, just never pushed into arguments..because then, no one hears/sees anything useful.
Ok.. the Yoda moment has passed lol. When are we going to get some spoilers? Better yet, when is BB going to restock the dangone items I'm wanting to BUY?! Lol, hard to spend money/points when the items aren't available!

I love the random chitchat, it's always nice to talk with people who share a common interest.
As for the dang Luna and soy joy bars, they are literally as nutritional as a Hershey's chocolate bar. Quit calling candy a meal replacement bar, if I'm going to eat crap (which I don't since I cut out the majority or carbs and sugars from my diet and dropped 24lbs since October) I want to eat candy, not some styrofoam chewy poo bar.

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

LOL I'm only mad about getting food items if they taste crappy! The soyjoy bar was really really awful (and I like soy!) but I didn't mind the luna bars at all. ^__^ I'm always in search of a quick snack or breakfast lol
Candy, they are equivalent to candyyy for breakfast
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

I call them sausage fests.. all female affairs are clam bakes.. lol, just my odd humor.

Int slightly off color the best kind of humor? My boyfriends profession is a total sausage fest.
post #203 of 2321

I agree that receiving another Luna bar or Soyjoy bar would be a bummer. I totally wouldn't mind some chocolate as my lifestyle extra though!

post #204 of 2321

You can all send your Luna and Soyjoy, and Lara bars to me :D I LOVE them. The shaws near my work has an entire isle dedicated to health food bars like that and I get one for dessert almost every day :P

post #205 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Annie92 View Post

That's my fear as well. I'm not big on sparkles in my makeup and I'm afraid we might get all kinds of shimmery, shiny stuff. Topped off with a pine-cone flavoured luna bar of course. 

HAHAHAHA :D that just made my night just saying. Since November was my first box and I did not get a luna bar in there i wouldnt mind getting one to just try it.

post #206 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Ladyrawrness View Post

HAHAHAHA :D that just made my night just saying. Since November was my first box and I did not get a luna bar in there i wouldnt mind getting one to just try it.

 

They're actually not bad! I just want more chocolate!!! I'm impatiently waiting for my BB order of the chocopods. Haha.

post #207 of 2321

I keep misreading "luna" as "tuna" or "lube."  Either way, *ick*.

post #208 of 2321
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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

They're actually not bad! I just want more chocolate!!! I'm impatiently waiting for my BB order of the chocopods. Haha.

 

Me too! I ordered them two days ago and they still haven't shipped.  They're probably backed up b/c of the holiday. I'm dying to get my hands on those pods dammit madd.gif

post #209 of 2321
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

Me too! I ordered them two days ago and they still haven't shipped.  They're probably backed up b/c of the holiday. I'm dying to get my hands on those pods dammit madd.gif

I was lucky enough to receive one from a nice MUT trader and it was weird but GREAT!

 

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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post


I call them sausage fests.. all female affairs are clam bakes.. lol, just my odd humor.

CLAM BAKES! LOLOL 4.gif

post #210 of 2321
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

Me too! I ordered them two days ago and they still haven't shipped.  They're probably backed up b/c of the holiday. I'm dying to get my hands on those pods dammit madd.gif

omg, you just reminded me i stocked up on dark chocolate while at a candy store.. and its been sitting in my bag next to me this whole time.

 

undwech.gifill be right back...

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