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post #781 of 2321
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

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!

Nope. I got box 1 last month, box 4 in October, box 1 in September, box 21 in July, etc.
post #782 of 2321
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

I talked about this on my blog awhile back. The best thing for a broken compact is to crumble it completely up, clean the edges and add alcohol directly to the powder to make a paste (there shouldn't be excess liquid though) smooth it out with a spoon and then cover it with a piece of tissue. Now depending on how big it is, you can now use a glass/cup/etc. to press down and flatten it the rest of the way, use firm but not overbearing pressure. Remove the tissue and let this sit and air out for ATLEAST a day, if not longer. You'll know that it's completely dry when you no longer smell alcohol. 

 

Also, the shimmer won't be affected.

 

I've also tried the loose pigment route and I could never get it completely fine and smooth without chunks. Hope this helps!


You guys have inspired me.  I have a bunch of loose minerals rolling around, because I stink at applying loose powders.  I have an empty quad pallet from ELF ($1 at Target.  Pans not included, though), and I'm going to press four of the pretty highlighting shades - one pink, one gold, one champagne, and one honey - for in that.  For all the other eye shadows, I went on Etsy last night and ordered an empty 15-pan pallet (with pans) for $5 (plus $2 shipping) and I'm going to press 'em.  Maybe they'll actually see some love this way!

post #783 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Missglammygirl View Post

So, did anyone who got the Mox botanicals lip butter the last few months like it like I did? I decided to check their website and saw they had this http://moxbotanicals.com/products/mox-sampler   It looks like a pack with samples of their 6 items. Has anyone gotten it? Im thinking about getting it, but it looks like its all little samples (like the ones you get at sephora when you want a sample of foundation but a purple-ish color with a label) If all it is a tiny sample, then I can't justify getting it. But It has 3 samples of their lip butters and 3 samples of their solid perfume... Idk, am I overthinking this?

 

So its $9 for the 6 samples and an extra 3 for shipping....


I ordered this to try the lip butter since I didn't get it in my box, the sample jars all 6 of them fit in a 3 x 3 box like the one bracelets come in and there was room for 3 more jars, the lip butter samples are just a dab in them, the perfume jars have more product in them, but still just a dab but I don't care for any of the scents and I am a perfume junky. The formula of the lip butter is awesome though! I would say spend the money on a full size of lip butter it would be money better spent IMO.

I hope this helps.

post #784 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Missglammygirl View Post

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...


No frown.gif I saw they changed the prices so i'm convinced they aren't going to ship mine lol  Mine still says processing.  Did yours say sent to warehouse or anything like that after processing? 

post #785 of 2321
I got the mox lip butter last month and its my new staple. I also received a mor lip macaroon- I like the mox formula soooo much better. It doesn't just feel like its on the surface, it really feels as if it penetrates into my lips. As a plus, cute packaging and great scent!!
post #786 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'm thinking this may be my box since my weight is super light and all the other boxes seen so far seem like they would be much heavier. Eh. On the bright side, I have wanted to try Thymes products.
post #787 of 2321

I still dont have a tracking # in my account :( But im trying to stay positive and think that maybe ill get an amazing box? lol

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What's considered "super light" weight-wise?

post #789 of 2321
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Originally Posted by mellee View Post

What's considered "super light" weight-wise?

I guess not necessarily super light. I exaggerated a bit. But mine was the lightest I had seen sitting at .51. Certainly not the lightest ever, just the lightest of the boxes that have already shipped.
post #790 of 2321
I think anything under .35 would be considered light- I'd say my average monthly shipments are .50. But weight definitely doesn't have anything to do with the box- my heaviest box was .75 and it was my worst box to date. There's just no method to the bb box madness..lol!

I don't have a ship notice on my 2nd account- I'm hoping they save the best for last!!!
post #791 of 2321
I got my box this morning!
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I got the juicy couture/lip butter/hot mama/nail file number 4 shampoo box that was posted earlier! Personally I am psyched as I am not big on lip gloss (definitely more of a bold lip girl that actually stays) and I love the hot mama/mix lip butter! The hot mama is a small package but definitely is quite a bit of product! I saw someone post earlier about it not being a "deluxe sample" because of its size, but I definitely think it is! Also, I Never use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner so I am psyched to try out the number 4 shampoo!

Also my weight was .5150
post #792 of 2321
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Originally Posted by mellee View Post


You guys have inspired me.  I have a bunch of loose minerals rolling around, because I stink at applying loose powders.  I have an empty quad pallet from ELF ($1 at Target.  Pans not included, though), and I'm going to press four of the pretty highlighting shades - one pink, one gold, one champagne, and one honey - for in that.  For all the other eye shadows, I went on Etsy last night and ordered an empty 15-pan pallet (with pans) for $5 (plus $2 shipping) and I'm going to press 'em.  Maybe they'll actually see some love this way!

OH! Please let me know how this comes out!! 

post #793 of 2321
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post


Nope. I got box 1 last month, box 4 in October, box 1 in September, box 21 in July, etc.

 

And you're not necessarily going to be in the same box group from month to month.  There might be two people who receive box 4 one month, and then one of them will get box 2 the next month while the other gets box 16.  

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Thank you ladies! I'm thinking of changing my age on my profile because I do NOT want anti-aging stuff (I hear they start throwing that in once you put an age in the mid-20s), but it's nice to know that they make some effort to personalize.

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My friend didn't ever receive her November birchbox. She has emailed them twice since the middle of November and hasn't gotten a response. Anyone have suggestions on what she should do?

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Thread Starter 

Have her call them.

post #797 of 2321

Got mine today - so early! 

 

I got:

 

 

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- Mox lip butter

- Hot Mama

- No. 4 clarifying shampoo

- Juicy perfume

- a really cute purple/pink chevron print nail file

 

 

Pretty much happy with everything!

post #798 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Dollysantana View Post

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

This is the box I got. I didn't think it was a bad box. 

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It had:the full size Model Co Gloss. It smells like a lip smacker. I got berry pink and it's a very pretty color.
the juice beauty CC cream. It's about the same size container as the Dr. Jarts BB cream from a few months ago, but it seems fuller. It also smells way better.

a 1.5 oz Thymes Naia body lotion. The scent is described as lemon pulp and yerba mate. It's definitely what I'd call deluxe or even travel size as it's slightly bigger than most hotel lotions.
2 Kerastase Nectar Thermique packets. Not necessarily a deluxe sample, but 2 large packets is plenty to decide if I like it or not, as I can't see using more than a half packet at a time. I'm glad that Birchbox has started to give us multiple packets of a sample.
Lifestyle extra- a small packet of Thymes Lotus Santal body lotion. I'll probably toss this in my purse and use it at work. Nowhere near a deluxe sample, but I'll take it any day over food. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Birchbox stop putting food you expect me to eat next to my beauty products.

What I was really shocked by was that I received my shipping email yesterday, and when I tracked my box last night the only info it had was the typical Edgewood NY info. It was supposed to be delivered Tuesday but here it is! It typically takes 4 or 5 days to get to me in OH.

post #799 of 2321
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Thank you ladies! I'm thinking of changing my age on my profile because I do NOT want anti-aging stuff (I hear they start throwing that in once you put an age in the mid-20s), but it's nice to know that they make some effort to personalize.

I got a Caudalie eye serum a month or two back and my (real) age is listed at 20, so I don't know how much effort they REALLY put into customising compared to the effort they put into getting rid of the samples they're given.

 

I know prevention is key (which is probably the excuse they would've given if I'd emailed to point that out), but I'm constantly mistaken for a 12-14 year old and asked when I start high school when I'm actually a senior in college. The last thing I need is to look even younger lol

post #800 of 2321

This is the same box I got!

 

I was so surprised to see it sitting on table from my hubby's Post office run! I have not been checking the boad because I was thinking it was still early to get boxes! What a great Saturday surprise! I actually really like this box! It is one of the better ones I have received lately! Can't wait to see my other boxes!

post #801 of 2321
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Originally Posted by norther View Post

I got a Caudalie eye serum a month or two back and my (real) age is listed at 20, so I don't know how much effort they REALLY put into customising compared to the effort they put into getting rid of the samples they're given.

 

I know prevention is key (which is probably the excuse they would've given if I'd emailed to point that out), but I'm constantly mistaken for a 12-14 year old and asked when I start high school when I'm actually a senior in college. The last thing I need is to look even younger lol

Oh great... I'll get a whole boxful of anti-aging for putting my real age (30).  Someone on here said they put their age at 15 to avoid anti-aging!  

 

I'm sure it's annoying to be mistaken for being so young, but someday it'll be awesome!  I get carded all the time, and I laugh at the cashier, especially when I have my kids with me.  And my mom is commonly mistaken for being DECADES younger (she's pretty happy about that).  If that is a real pic of you above your username, you are BEAUTIFUL, and you are rockin' the oxblood lip trend! 

post #802 of 2321
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Oh great... I'll get a whole boxful of anti-aging for putting my real age (30).  Someone on here said they put their age at 15 to avoid anti-aging!  

 

I'm sure it's annoying to be mistaken for being so young, but someday it'll be awesome!  I get carded all the time, and I laugh at the cashier, especially when I have my kids with me.  And my mom is commonly mistaken for being DECADES younger (she's pretty happy about that).  If that is a real pic of you above your username, you are BEAUTIFUL, and you are rockin' the oxblood lip trend! 

I think I'm moody from studying finals all day but this super happy positive post just made me so happy to see and I'm not even a part of the convo! I love seeing people being nice just for the sake of being nice! Go @magicalmom!

post #803 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Lisa N View Post

Got my box today, and I have to say it was kind of nice to not be spoiled for once. I'm happy with my box, it truly is a box of deluxe samples. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I got the Juicy Perfume, Hot Mama, Nick Chavez shampoo, Juice Beauty CC cream, and the bacon chocolate bar. Everything is a good size that I'll get multiple uses out of.

I got this same box and was pretty happy, although I had really hoped for the eyeliner rather than the Hot Mama blush, but only because the latter is a product I just don't use due to my complexion.  The color is very pretty though!

post #804 of 2321
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Originally Posted by jumpnshout5 View Post


I guess not necessarily super light. I exaggerated a bit. But mine was the lightest I had seen sitting at .51. Certainly not the lightest ever, just the lightest of the boxes that have already shipped.


I just checked and the tracking info is updated in my account - I have you beat weightwise at .497. :p

post #805 of 2321
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Oh great... I'll get a whole boxful of anti-aging for putting my real age (30).  Someone on here said they put their age at 15 to avoid anti-aging!  

 

I'm sure it's annoying to be mistaken for being so young, but someday it'll be awesome!  I get carded all the time, and I laugh at the cashier, especially when I have my kids with me.  And my mom is commonly mistaken for being DECADES younger (she's pretty happy about that).  If that is a real pic of you above your username, you are BEAUTIFUL, and you are rockin' the oxblood lip trend! 

I wonder if putting 15 as the age is foolproof in dodging anti-aging because I just might try it if I get any more anti-aging products. Although I think that would put me at risk of getting Taylor Swift perfumes instead haha.

 

Oh definitely! It's annoying to be asked if I want the kids menu in restaurants and to not be taken seriously when I say I'm in college, but being mistaken for someone much younger will be a lot more flattering when I have more years under my belt! My mom and grandma are both often mistaken for being younger too - my grandma is almost 80 and people think she's in her 50s! Yup, it's me and thank you!

 

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Originally Posted by Legalista View Post

I think I'm moody from studying finals all day but this super happy positive post just made me so happy to see and I'm not even a part of the convo! I love seeing people being nice just for the sake of being nice! Go @magicalmom!

 

 

I've been stressing over messing up during my ODE exam last night and seeing her comment put a smile straight on my face!

post #806 of 2321
I got my box today and it contains overall I am happy and will keep this one sub 
 
 
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 #807 of 2321

I really really hope I get the Chuao chocolate, other wise i will be tempted to buy it.. :)

post #808 of 2321
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Originally Posted by SamAsh View Post

 

I know this wont be in the boxes, seeing as it's a brand new product, but I really love the idea of it!


This cracks me up. While this may be a new product to Benefit, my mom and many other women have used their lipsticks or cream blushes as multi use items. I remember my mom having to go somewhere quickly when I was little and she would grab her powder and lipstick and do her face in the car. She had a coral colored lipstick and used it for shadow, blush and lipstick. The funny part was, it always looked good. Just one of those sneaky things moms teach us I guess hehe

post #809 of 2321

Got my box today.....very underwhelming

 

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700

 

Contents:

Tweezerman nail file

Juicy Couture perfume: I hate Juicy Couture, when I got viva la juicy I gave it a really bad review, so I think BB's claim they take into account poorly reviewed previous samples is definitely wrong. (And the kicker I actually like getting perfume samples, but only when they are not the widely popular ones that every store carries like Juliette has a gun)

Hot Mama theBalm

Mox Botanicals Lip Butter

No. 4 Clarifying Shampoo

 

Pretty underwhelming, although I think the Goop box remains my worst box

 

 

 

And, the warehouse destroyed the box itself, which is a bummer cause this one is so pretty icon_sad.gif

post #810 of 2321

Okay so I have gottem my star look, bb and waiting on ispy but I gott a say BB came in last ipsy bing my fav!!!  Oh btw is anyone gotten their box but its not updated on the site?

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