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post #901 of 2321

I actually wouldn't mind the Kerastase foil packets because I've been wanting to try their products and at least they give you two.

post #902 of 2321
Got my box today & thought it was awesome! http://instagr.am/p/TAE-caiSKU/ (spoiler link) And my full size item was even in the color i'd have picked!
post #903 of 2321
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Originally Posted by norther View Post

 

I do recognise that I am lucky to look young, but it's honestly infuriating to be treated like a lying child when you tell someone your age/your year in school after they ask or you correct them, or to be completely ignored by staff in higher end stores because they don't think you're worth their time. Neither end of the spectrum is all that great. I'm not going to suddenly start chain smoking so I can look older, but that doesn't mean I'll be over the moon to see anti-aging products in my Birchbox either.


I hear you on that. People at high end stores are snooty to everyone, unless it looks like you have a lot of money. It's wrong, but true. There are a lot of situations when looking younger is a disadvantage. I do think at some point you'll look more like 19-25, and be happy about it. That's what happened for me. I personally, wish that I had started moisturizing and doing serum regularly at least a few years sooner.

post #904 of 2321

Is anyones birchbox weight 0.3930???

post #905 of 2321
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Originally Posted by MandyWiltse View Post

If I wanted to gift someone a yearly subscription, how does that work? Would there be a 4 week wait for the invite/box or would their box ship right away?

When I bought a gift sub (about a yr ago), I was able to pick the date I wanted it to ship.
post #906 of 2321
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Originally Posted by lizzie123 View Post

Is anyones birchbox weight 0.3930???


I had a box that was around that weight and it turned out to be a pretty good box - I got the beautyblender that month. After that month,  I don't really think too much about the weight of a box.

post #907 of 2321

I have a purchase question for you girls. I had 300 points in my Birchbox account and I decided to use up the points tonight since  they had that $10 off coupon code. My total came out to $26 and I used my points to pay for the two items (jouer sparkle & pop and kiehls orange flower and lychee body wash). The problem is it used up all 300 points when it should have used only 260 points :( Is this how the reward point system works on purchasing products in the store. Im pretty bummed I didn't know about that prior otherwise I would have gotten another product as well so I didn't waste 40 points. 

post #908 of 2321
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Originally Posted by epsteincouture View Post

I have a purchase question for you girls. I had 300 points in my Birchbox account and I decided to use up the points tonight since  they had that $10 off coupon code. My total came out to $26 and I used my points to pay for the two items (jouer sparkle & pop and kiehls orange flower and lychee body wash). The problem is it used up all 300 points when it should have used only 260 points :( Is this how the reward point system works on purchasing products in the store. Im pretty bummed I didn't know about that prior otherwise I would have gotten another product as well so I didn't waste 40 points. 

 yup you get them in increments of 100 and you have to spend them in increments of 100 too. it sucks but those are their rules :(

post #909 of 2321
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Originally Posted by epsteincouture View Post

I have a purchase question for you girls. I had 300 points in my Birchbox account and I decided to use up the points tonight since  they had that $10 off coupon code. My total came out to $26 and I used my points to pay for the two items (jouer sparkle & pop and kiehls orange flower and lychee body wash). The problem is it used up all 300 points when it should have used only 260 points :( Is this how the reward point system works on purchasing products in the store. Im pretty bummed I didn't know about that prior otherwise I would have gotten another product as well so I didn't waste 40 points. 

They do take out points in increments of 100/$10, unfortunately. I'm not sure why they have it set up that way!

post #910 of 2321
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Originally Posted by epsteincouture View Post

I have a purchase question for you girls. I had 300 points in my Birchbox account and I decided to use up the points tonight since  they had that $10 off coupon code. My total came out to $26 and I used my points to pay for the two items (jouer sparkle & pop and kiehls orange flower and lychee body wash). The problem is it used up all 300 points when it should have used only 260 points :( Is this how the reward point system works on purchasing products in the store. Im pretty bummed I didn't know about that prior otherwise I would have gotten another product as well so I didn't waste 40 points. 

 

Yeah, you can only use them in increments of 100.  :(  

post #911 of 2321

that's what happened to me but i read one of zadidolls post's to add something small like an eyelash card etc to make it all add up to however many points you are spending.Birchbox is sneaky lol 

post #912 of 2321

:\ So if I wanted to use the $10 off $35 and get the full use of my $30 worth of points, I should buy... $40 worth of things? O.o 'Cause then it's $40-10 = $30 = all my points.

 

Which, in fairness is still a pretty good deal since 20% off $40 comes out to $32 (so you'd end up paying $2). I guess I should figure out what I want/like from the store...

post #913 of 2321
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

 

 

I know that you weren't talking to me lol but I also received the Yo Ka Masque and it is AMAZING!!!!!  Seriously the best stuff ever and I will buy this when I finish up what I have.. love love love love love it!!!

 

It REALLY is!  I wouldn't mind trying out some of their other products to see if I love them as well.  

post #914 of 2321

I really do hope it's something amazing like that!

post #915 of 2321

No shipping info for me.  Not even on my account page.  :-(

post #916 of 2321

aw bummer! thanks ladies!! At least I know how it works for future purchases!

post #917 of 2321
Same here. No updates here  ̄ˍ ̄
post #918 of 2321

is there a page of spoilers yet?
 

post #919 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

:\ So if I wanted to use the $10 off $35 and get the full use of my $30 worth of points, I should buy... $40 worth of things? O.o 'Cause then it's $40-10 = $30 = all my points.

 

Which, in fairness is still a pretty good deal since 20% off $40 comes out to $32 (so you'd end up paying $2). I guess I should figure out what I want/like from the store...

I highly recommend working things out so that you are not paying even one dollar!  Pay it all via points *or* dollars, not a combination.  The Birchbox store has,,,  let's call them inventory issues.  I think that out of the last four orders I received, either one of the items was out of stock or Birchbox's warehouse messed up on the packing.  On one of the orders, I paid a couple of dollars because I didn't have enough points to cover the order -- and then when they were out of stock of one of the items, they did something bizarre involving *deducting* points and then giving me a partial point refund, but since they had deducted points, I was shorted on the point refund.  I don't think they ever gave me back the correct number of points, but they did at least attempt to correct it, so I just dropped it because I was too tired to try to explain the math via email.  After that experience, if I'm using points, I use *only* points, and I order in increments of as close to $10 as possible so I don't lose a ton of points.  It can take a very long time for me to get an order worked out so I'm only paying points and no cash, and even then, my last two orders had two completely different things messed up.

post #920 of 2321
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

Same here. No updates here  ̄ˍ ̄

 

Yeah, no updates for me. It doesn't mean anything other than we're probably not getting the boxes that have already been posted. We've yet to see what will be this month's reject or "punishment" box, though. I NEED A GOOD BOX THIS MONTH, BIRCHBOX. I HAVE FINALS STRESS ACNE. 

post #921 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post


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? 

Mine said processing until I got the shipping email. So there is still hope lol. I can't wait to get mine! such a good price! Im bummed that I spend 200 points since I was saving them for a wonderstruck, but it was totally worth it! I I hope they ship your!

post #922 of 2321
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Originally Posted by chelsealynn View Post

Has anyone tried/smelled the Shea Terra  Rooibos and Berries body cream?  I received the banana scent last month and loved how moisturizing it was but absolutely hated the smell.  I don't think I would like the gingered pumpkin or white chocolate but wasn't sure how the rooibos and berries would smell

either.


I have 5 of the Shea Terra body creams, the Rooibos and Berries is more of a lighter berry scent not too strong at all. The White Chocolate smells like chocolate and very delicious. Bourbon Vanilla has a wonderful hint of vanilla and once again not too overwhelming. Gingered Pumpkin leans more on the ginger side than pumpkin for me. The last one I have is Marula and it is a nutty scent. Overall I love all the scents I have gotten and when I run out of these I'll try the others that they have. I hope this helps smile.gif

post #923 of 2321

noooo!  i don't want two boxes the same again!  all the joy in having two subscriptions is so you can maybe try several different products.  i've got one coming that's .5090 (dec 13 delivery) and one that's .5130 (dec 12).  that's a little too similar for my liking.  fingers crossed!  

post #924 of 2321

i'd really love to try the 29 preserves night moisture.  I'm not even sure if they're sampling it this time, but it has appeared in the shop, and I'm always on the lookout for something to make my skincare routine more sound and effective.  and i am 29, after all.  preserve me, 29 preserves!  ven.gif

post #925 of 2321

No updates for me yet either 

post #926 of 2321
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Originally Posted by chelsealynn View Post

Has anyone tried/smelled the Shea Terra  Rooibos and Berries body cream?  I received the banana scent last month and loved how moisturizing it was but absolutely hated the smell.  I don't think I would like the gingered pumpkin or white chocolate but wasn't sure how the rooibos and berries would smell
either.
I bought someone the white chocolate as a gift and it actually smells like white chocolate and since the banana smelled like actual banana I would go for it!
post #927 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

:\ So if I wanted to use the $10 off $35 and get the full use of my $30 worth of points, I should buy... $40 worth of things? O.o 'Cause then it's $40-10 = $30 = all my points.

Which, in fairness is still a pretty good deal since 20% off $40 comes out to $32 (so you'd end up paying $2). I guess I should figure out what I want/like from the store...
If your box hasn't shipped yet you may be able to return and still redeem the rest of your points- the FAQ says you can return or add another item to your order as long as it hasn't shipped yet.
post #928 of 2321
Update email officially came this morning. Looks like this is going to be a good week for deliveries!
post #929 of 2321
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

I highly recommend working things out so that you are not paying even one dollar!  Pay it all via points *or* dollars, not a combination.  The Birchbox store has,,,  let's call them inventory issues.  I think that out of the last four orders I received, either one of the items was out of stock or Birchbox's warehouse messed up on the packing.  On one of the orders, I paid a couple of dollars because I didn't have enough points to cover the order -- and then when they were out of stock of one of the items, they did something bizarre involving *deducting* points and then giving me a partial point refund, but since they had deducted points, I was shorted on the point refund.  I don't think they ever gave me back the correct number of points, but they did at least attempt to correct it, so I just dropped it because I was too tired to try to explain the math via email.  After that experience, if I'm using points, I use *only* points, and I order in increments of as close to $10 as possible so I don't lose a ton of points.  It can take a very long time for me to get an order worked out so I'm only paying points and no cash, and even then, my last two orders had two completely different things messed up.

Funny that we can only use points in increments, yet Birchbox does not refund in increments of $10. :-/
post #930 of 2321
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Originally Posted by TXSlainte View Post


Funny that we can only use points in increments, yet Birchbox does not refund in increments of $10. :-/

 

Why would they?  If you are returning something that is was $15 but you placed your order using only points, it doesn't make sense to get anything other than 150 points. 

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