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post #751 of 2321

No shipping info for me either. I'm reallyyyyy hoping it ships soon though, b/c I'm leaving for winter break at the end of next week and it'd be nice to not leave a BB behind!! But I'm all the way out in CA, so it's a high possibility. :-/

post #752 of 2321

I got my box in today it was not supposed to get here til the 10th.

I got... (Click to show)
Juice Beauty CC Cream
Juicy Couture Juicy Couture
Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Advanced Volume Shampoo
the Balm cosmetics Hot Mama
Lifestyle Extra: Chuao Chocolatier maple bacon flavor

 

post #753 of 2321
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Originally Posted by mb214 View Post

I have to share this...

I used some points and bought the Klorane Leave-in Fluid with Papyrus Milk... Oh My God, this stuff is AMAZING!!! I have fine curly dry color treated damaged hair, but this stuff makes my hair unbelievably soft. I'm always browsing the shop for things to get with points, so I thought some other people doing the same may like a recommendation. I highly recommend it this stuff makes my poor hair feel so much healthier. (and I have used Kerastase ultimate elixir and Orofluido; both great, but surprisingly I prefer this little $14 bottle I had never heard of (although I mix some orofluido with it))

 



Thanks for the recommendation I have curly dry hair too and needed to add something to my cart to use a coupon code.  I am always looking for a better conditioner or leave in!


Edited by Antidentite - 12/7/12 at 6:19pm
post #754 of 2321
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Originally Posted by dolceloure View Post

No shipping info for me either. I'm reallyyyyy hoping it ships soon though, b/c I'm leaving for winter break at the end of next week and it'd be nice to not leave a BB behind!! But I'm all the way out in CA, so it's a high possibility. :-/

Same here! But I'm in Pittsburgh so hopefully I'll get it next week.

post #755 of 2321
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Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

I've used a few benefit products, and I have to say I have really liked every single one.  I love the Ooh La Lift, and I recently purchased the trial set with the cream, lotion and exfoliater scrub - all very nice and effective products.  I also purchased one of the boxes thats always near the check-out at Sephora that had a mascara, one of the liquid highlighters (I forget which one - sorry), and the eye shadow primer and I love them all too.  Now that I think of it, I dont know why I dont use more of their products and purchase the full sizes instead of the trial sizes.  I've never met a Benefit product I didnt like!

I love their stuff too! I have to use the lemon-aide (which is supposed to be an eyeshadow primer for people with dark lids) in the summer on my undereye circles because they get so darn purple from my allergies (I spent an hour with 2 girls in ulta and that was the only product that did the job!) Benetint is great too, esp in the summer but its a little annoying to apply until you get the hang of it!

post #756 of 2321

Got shipping info today. Box weight: .5480 with an estimated arrival of Dec. 11. Hoping for something good!

post #757 of 2321
I got my shipping e-mail. It says it should be here on Tuesday the 11th and the weight is 0.5508.
post #758 of 2321
This is a different box than the others seen more foil packets
post #759 of 2321

Ooh, I wouldn't mind that box at all - I had some kerastase before, different stuff, but loved it. And I might be the only person left who isn't tired of lip gloss yet, lol.

post #760 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post

Thanks for the recommendation I have curly dry hair too and needed to add something to my cart to use a coupon code.  I am always looking for a better conditioner or leave in!

 

Beautiful Curls leave-in detangler is hands down the best leave-in I've found. I use the one for babies & up. No 'cones, all natural with coconut oil and shea butter, and incredibly moisturizing. I found it at Whole Foods for $12 and a bottle lasts forever.

post #761 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Dollysantana View Post

This is a different box than the others seen more foil packets

 

Oh. Well. Uh. *Think positively. Think positively. Think positively*

post #762 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Dollysantana View Post

This is a different box than the others seen more foil packets


Lol if I get this box I'm switching to ipsy......

post #763 of 2321

Glad to know im not the only one. I live in MO but i think it dosnt have to do with location i think they do the older subscribers first then the newer ones. I rember them saying something about that. confused.gif

post #764 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Dollysantana View Post

This is a different box than the others seen more foil packets


I don't think this looks that bad??  Maybe my expectations have been lowered...lol,.......but it has a full size lip gloss and two deluxe size samples in addition to the foil samples. I think I would be OK with this if it were my box.

post #765 of 2321
This is only my second box and I am super excited to see what ends up in mine. I'm in Pittsburgh ans mine is projected to be here on Wednesday the !@h. Really hoping for the lipgloss since I'm low on lip product. I have my first ipsy doming this month too. It seems like a lot of people subscribe to both. Definitely don't want a bunch of foil packets though. Lol
post #766 of 2321
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

I would love to try the shampoo, but I just can't stand using a shampoo without a matching conditioner!

 

 

I actually prefer to just get shampoo, but I have freakishly healthy hair that just gets limp, lifeless, and dull if I use conditioner more than a couple of times a week -- and I wash it every day, usually with really cheap shampoo because it gets limp, lifeless, and dull when I use shampoo that costs more than a buck a bottle more than twice in one week.  Basically, my hair does best with whatever Fred Meyer has on sale for under a buck a bottle, and one bottle of conditioner will last me a couple of years.  I have a tendency to change shampoos frequently (it's all about the smell for me.  I prefer fruit when it it comes to shampoos), but I always get Suave, V05, or White Rain, depending on what's cheapest and smells the best.  My big thing is that I want a *bottle* of shampoo, not a *packet*, because I use it in the shower, and packets are a pain in the ass to deal with in the shower, especially when there's enough for multiple showers.  They don't seal back up, and packets tend to slip onto the floor of my tub, and then things go badly.

 

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Originally Posted by WanderlustinWA View Post

 

I like to think getting our sub boxes later than everyone else is just the price we have to pay for living in the coolest part of the country :)  Honestly I would care much less if the different services were more spaced out, but BB/Ipsy/PopSugar all tend to ship and arrive within the same few days for me, so I get one AMAZING week and three frustrating ones.  I swear that's half the appeal of Julep and BA - I probably opt out of each 50% of the time, and when I opt in its just because I need my latest sub fix :P

 

Birchboxes don't ship geographically.  They ship by box number.  All of the, say, Box 13s ship at the same time regardless of which Springfield you live in.  I have multiple accounts, and then I know several other subscribers within a twenty-mile radius, so I keep tabs on about a dozen different boxes, and sometimes one will ship on the first day of packages while the rest are staggered with the last one shipping two weeks later, and sometimes they will all ship within a day or two of each other.  

 
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

Ok so I have a bunch of BB points to redeem. (yay!).

I was thinking of doing it now, because I really want the Masqueology Cleanser that is a current gwp ($32 value).

 

My question is, should I wait?

Does BB typically have sales or discount promos as it gets closer to Christmas?

 

This is only their second Christmas, but they did send out a code for something like $20 off last year.  I don't think there was a minimum purchase required.  It seems like it was just $20 off, period.  I can't remember when it went out, though.  And I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't do that this year given how much they've grown since last year and how many bonus points they've been giving out due to messed-up boxes and orders lately.

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Originally Posted by Glitz91 View Post


 Whoa, it's really listed as five bucks?!  I feel like they do this sometimes and it is grossly overpriced.  Didn't they have those Cynthia Rowley band-aids on the site for 11 bucks or something when you could get them at Target for $4?  You can usually grab a nail file for a buck at Sally's or someplace like that.

 

If it's the same one that's in their store, it's a Tweezerman file, and that's the key.  That brand name always jacks the price sky-high.  They sell the same thing (different designs) for $5 at Sephora, so it's not Birchbox setting that price.  And the Band-Aids aren't just a box of $4 Band-Aids.  It was a special pack that included a Beach Sport Kit that had a pack of waterproof bandages, some Neosporin packets, and a zippered pouch.  Amazon sells just the Beach Sport Kit for $7.  Birchbox's price is for a box of the CR Band-Aids *plus* the Beach Sport Kit, so it's actually not as outrageously high as a lot of people think.

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Originally Posted by Ladyrawrness View Post

Glad to know im not the only one. I live in MO but i think it dosnt have to do with location i think they do the older subscribers first then the newer ones. I rember them saying something about that. confused.gif

Nope.  My more-than-a-year-and-a-half-yesr-old sub usually ships right around the same time as my started-a-few-months-ago coworker's sub (the weird part is that we usually get different boxes because we have radically different skin and hair, but our shipping dates tend to slip around the shipping period together).  My aunt (who lives about ten miles away from me) joined at the same time I got a second sub (the Gossip Girl box), and my second sub usually ships during the first couple of days, and hers usually ships during the last couple of days.  There's not really any rhyme or reason to it.  

post #767 of 2321
Weight (lbs.): 0.5550
Projected Delivery Date: Dec 10 2012

Mine should be here Monday, hope it is a good one! I will post if I get it early tomorrow!claps.gif

post #768 of 2321

They ship in batches by box number, don't they?  Not necessarily in numerical order, but for example, maybe a batch of all the box 5's, 8's, 9's and 12's will ship out in the first wave - so similar boxes start to show up around the country. Then a batch of maybe 3 or 4 more box numbers ship out in the next wave...and more and more batches until they're all out.

 

Doesn't matter where they're headed, and because of that they could arrive over the course of several days, but I was under the impression that they shipped out according to the box number.

post #769 of 2321

 I received my box! I'm not sure on the exact value of the box but I like 2, 4, and 5 so I'm happy. icon_cheesygrin.gif

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

1. Juicy Couture perfume sample

2. Mox Botanicals Pom & Fig Lip Butter

3. Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo

4. theBalm Hot Mama

5. Extra: Tweezerman Filemate 

 

post #770 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Ladyrawrness View Post

Glad to know im not the only one. I live in MO but i think it dosnt have to do with location i think they do the older subscribers first then the newer ones. I rember them saying something about that. confused.gif

OMG I'm from MO too! Is it sad that I find that exciting? lol. I was just dining out with some friends today (I live in Davis, CA now) and I randomly saw this dude in a Mizzou sweatshirt and I got into an excited frenzy b/c that's my alma mater. The guy just looked at me like I was crazy, lol...so yeah, go MO! :D

 

*cough* er yeah, back to Birchbox.... :P

post #771 of 2321
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

 

 

Birchboxes don't ship geographically.  They ship by box number.  All of the, say, Box 13s ship at the same time regardless of which Springfield you live in.  I have multiple accounts, and then I know several other subscribers within a twenty-mile radius, so I keep tabs on about a dozen different boxes, and sometimes one will ship on the first day of packages while the rest are staggered with the last one shipping two weeks later, and sometimes they will all ship within a day or two of each other.  

 

 

 

Oops, guess I could've read the whole thread before I replied, lol.

post #772 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Dollysantana View Post

This is a different box than the others seen more foil packets

 

 

Woop!  I can't get that one!  I got that exact lip gloss last month.  It isn't that impressive.  Smells like Lip Smackers and is sticky.  My 2 year old got ahold of it and used it to paint her fingernails.  LOL

post #773 of 2321

Does anyone else hate it when people post pictures of just the box on instagram and not the contents!?!?! lol. Everytime I see one I'm like 'that's great but what's IN IT?!?!'.

 

I'm wondering if people who have had their sub's for over a year have noticed a 'drop' in their box every month? My second account which is only 4 months old gets a great box every month, ships quickly and usually has the one product that everyone wants (I'm pretty sure I'm getting the CC cream this month). While my main sub has just been okay, comes later with nothing to get that excited about.  Maybe I just need to freshen my profile on the main sub and see what happens.

post #774 of 2321

My sister's box shipped! I am so jealous, we usually get ours around the same time...not this month. Grrr!

post #775 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post


Me too!  Why not?  I can always gift it :)

did you get your order confirmation yet? Also im so happy it shipped! obviously, the $20 price tag was an error, but they still shipped my order yay! I used 200pts I had been saving up from referal credits and surveys. I was planning to save up for a 3.4 oz bottle of wonderstruck, but why not get a $69 set for 20? They caught the mistake though. http://www.birchbox.com/shop/new/nicole-by-nicole-richie-set its now $69, and the rollerball is 20. Cant wait to smell it! I just hope I like the scent. Watch me not like it. Oh well it was free! and if all else fails, it would look really cute on my vanity...

post #776 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Linnake View Post

Does anyone else hate it when people post pictures of just the box on instagram and not the contents!?!?! lol. Everytime I see one I'm like 'that's great but what's IN IT?!?!'.

 

I'm wondering if people who have had their sub's for over a year have noticed a 'drop' in their box every month? My second account which is only 4 months old gets a great box every month, ships quickly and usually has the one product that everyone wants (I'm pretty sure I'm getting the CC cream this month). While my main sub has just been okay, comes later with nothing to get that excited about.  Maybe I just need to freshen my profile on the main sub and see what happens.

Mee! So irritating!

post #777 of 2321

I don't like it when people post a list here of their contents with no picture...I want the picture and the list! #particular

post #778 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Ladyrawrness View Post

Glad to know im not the only one. I live in MO but i think it dosnt have to do with location i think they do the older subscribers first then the newer ones. I rember them saying something about that. confused.gif
Not so. I've been subscribed for 2 years, and quite often my box is shipped very late.
post #779 of 2321

Quick question... Do you always get the same box number?  For example, does Birchbox say "OK, everyone with X profile gets box 12 every month", or is is more like one month you get box 3, the next month you get box 25, etc?

 

Because this whole shipping 30 different box types a month is confusing the crap out of me, and seems to create a lot of "box envy".  I like my Ipsy sub because I KNOW that if i see a sneak peek, I am getting that sneak peek!

post #780 of 2321

Mine shipped! Due on the 11th,weight is .54

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