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post #691 of 954

My tracking just started working today also. Both my boxes, regular subscription and gift box are estimated to arrive 1/2-1/4. I ordered my gift box on 12/3.

post #692 of 954

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So this was my Jewelmint piece and the chain is pretty 'heavy', about 1/2 inch wide. So I don't know what to do with this and it's pretty upsetting.. The Wella sample was a freaking foil sample. Even though I paid $13 (40% off blackfriday sale) I still feel ripped off with this useless junk. I talked to Jewelmint and they said that they have not seen this before. So it's probably some reject that they could not even put on the website. Yea, kudos glossybox.

post #693 of 954

This is what I got:

 

 

 

JewelMint Piece (Click to show)

 

It's huge one me and it's really not my style. Then again... if it actually fitted, I probably wouldn't have mind it as much. 
 
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post #694 of 954
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Originally Posted by HazelC View Post

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So this was my Jewelmint piece and the chain is pretty 'heavy', about 1/2 inch wide. So I don't know what to do with this and it's pretty upsetting.. The Wella sample was a freaking foil sample. Even though I paid $13 (40% off blackfriday sale) I still feel ripped off with this useless junk. I talked to Jewelmint and they said that they have not seen this before. So it's probably some reject that they could not even put on the website. Yea, kudos glossybox.

It kind of looks like the wallet chains guys wore when I was in high school.

post #695 of 954
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Originally Posted by HazelC View Post

700

So this was my Jewelmint piece and the chain is pretty 'heavy', about 1/2 inch wide. So I don't know what to do with this and it's pretty upsetting.. The Wella sample was a freaking foil sample. Even though I paid $13 (40% off blackfriday sale) I still feel ripped off with this useless junk. I talked to Jewelmint and they said that they have not seen this before. So it's probably some reject that they could not even put on the website. Yea, kudos glossybox.

It looks like the Chained To You Belt. Here is the description they have:
Manufacturer's description: Introduce some seventies flair with this curb chain creation. Inspired by vintage ID bracelets, this hip slung accessory measures 39.5” long, and features a 1.25” oversized ID plaque and a 0.5” gold-plated lock charm. We love it paired with a solid maxi, shirtdress, or your favorite jeans. Wrap yourself in this mixed metal stunner and flaunt style born identity.
post #696 of 954
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Originally Posted by HazelC View Post

700

So this was my Jewelmint piece and the chain is pretty 'heavy', about 1/2 inch wide. So I don't know what to do with this and it's pretty upsetting.. The Wella sample was a freaking foil sample. Even though I paid $13 (40% off blackfriday sale) I still feel ripped off with this useless junk. I talked to Jewelmint and they said that they have not seen this before. So it's probably some reject that they could not even put on the website. Yea, kudos glossybox.

It looks like the Chained To You Belt. Here is the description:
Manufacturer's description: Introduce some seventies flair with this curb chain creation. Inspired by vintage ID bracelets, this hip slung accessory measures 39.5” long, and features a 1.25” oversized ID plaque and a 0.5” gold-plated lock charm. We love it paired with a solid maxi, shirtdress, or your favorite jeans. Wrap yourself in this mixed metal stunner and flaunt style born identity.
post #697 of 954

I got my box today and I'm really pleased with it.

I got the zoya in Electra and have already put it on. I wear shellac but I put it over a gray CND color and put the shellac Top Coat over it. It's so sparkly it's almost hypnotizing!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

The body oil is intriguing me! I adore the smell and I've never used an oil in the shower. I think I'll really enjoy it.

 

 

I got the mark lipstick and the color is perfect for me, and probably most people. It's a good shade. Not too bright and not too light. I got the white tea bath and shower salts. . The perfume smells good. I probably wouldn't repurchase that because I have a scent I love. My jewelmint piece is the wishing box necklace.  I'm giving it to my BFF's little girl because I think she'll LOVE it.

 

I really liked the variety of this months box. I think it was a good mix or beauty products. The fact that I paid less than $10 for it is mindblowing especially when you compare it to a BB. 
 

I'm very excited to see the Man Repeller's January box!!! (worst name ever)

post #698 of 954
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

It's a wish box.  Google "Abyssinian wish box."  Basically, you write a wish down on a little piece of paper, put it inside, and your wish will come true.  I've always been fascinated by them and really, really hoped I would get one, but, alas, that was not to be.


Well that's interesting!

post #699 of 954

I would have saved mine for trade if it did not make me so violently ill. Just the smell from the residue on the bottle did it. I had the worst migraine and nausea I have ever had. Not worth the chance of hanging on to it. Hopefully someone else doesn't want theirs and can pass it your way.

 

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Originally Posted by cranraspberry View Post

It actually physically hurts me when I think of those bath oils being tossed - I think they are the greatest thing ever! If you don't need them, PLEASE put them up in the trade/sell section or PM me - I'd love to take them off your hands. Please!!
post #700 of 954

icon_cry.gif mine Glossy Box was suppose to be delivered today but it's almost 8pm and no box 

post #701 of 954

For those ragging on the Ziv polish, I received Ziv too, but just wanted to say thatI found a great use for it as holiday nail art since it's so opaque.  I painted my nails a deep red and used Ziv for candy stripes on some nails and gold berries on others.  It was so easy, dried fast, and didn't dry thick and clumpy at all, looks great, like a professional did it.  I don't own any gold polishes where I could do anything like this. 

 

I did try using the Ziv as a base on one nail and then putting the red as candy stripes, and that ended up being a disaster.  

 

I don't dig yellow or gold as a nail color either, since yellowed nails are generally a sign of bad health, bad habits, or aging, so its usually not too flattering or confidence boosting.  But I found that I really like this polish for holiday nail art.  Just thought I'd throw this out there as an idea for those who are disappointed that they received Ziv.heart.gif

post #702 of 954
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Originally Posted by Mystica View Post

For those ragging on the Ziv polish, I received Ziv too, but just wanted to say thatI found a great use for it as holiday nail art since it's so opaque.  I painted my nails a deep red and used Ziv for candy stripes on some nails and gold berries on others.  It was so easy, dried fast, and didn't dry thick and clumpy at all, looks great, like a professional did it.  I don't own any gold polishes where I could do anything like this. 

 

I did try using the Ziv as a base on one nail and then putting the red as candy stripes, and that ended up being a disaster.  

 

I don't dig yellow or gold as a nail color either, since yellowed nails are generally a sign of bad health, bad habits, or aging, so its usually not too flattering or confidence boosting.  But I found that I really like this polish for holiday nail art.  Just thought I'd throw this out there as an idea for those who are disappointed that they received Ziv.heart.gif

I'm unenthused about Ziv and hope I don't get it -- we'll see, two boxes, I hope one of them has storm and one has something else because I don't think my sister will like storm and storm is the only one of the three I wanted. Mostly because I can't pull off golds in my skintone, and I'd already bought a thick opaque gold to do nail art with in China Glaze Midnight Kiss. I can't really tell, but the two look pretty similar in swatches, but Ziv seems more actual gold where at least MK is a white-gold.

 

I mean, I wouldn't be mad. I'd actually still rather get Ziv than Electra. 

post #703 of 954
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Originally Posted by HazelC View Post

700

So this was my Jewelmint piece and the chain is pretty 'heavy', about 1/2 inch wide. So I don't know what to do with this and it's pretty upsetting.. The Wella sample was a freaking foil sample. Even though I paid $13 (40% off blackfriday sale) I still feel ripped off with this useless junk. I talked to Jewelmint and they said that they have not seen this before. So it's probably some reject that they could not even put on the website. Yea, kudos glossybox.

They promise five samples a month, and we got six plus the jewelry, so the Wella was not one of the main samples, just a little bonus. Sorry you're upset with it, though! I agree with the above poster that that looks like a belt.

post #704 of 954
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Originally Posted by yousoldtheworld View Post

They promise five samples a month, and we got six plus the jewelry, so the Wella was not one of the main samples, just a little bonus. Sorry you're upset with it, though! I agree with the above poster that that looks like a belt.


Someone already posted in this thread that it is indeed a belt. They found it on the site.

post #705 of 954

I will get my 2nd box tomorrow. I am hoping for a different Zoya (I love Storm, but I'd like to try any of the others except the gold) and any duplicate items will be put in a little gift box for my sister.

 

I do have to say that Newgistics has really stepped it up for me! Normally, it takes 9 days for me to get anything via Newgistics, and I got my first box in 5 days and will get the 2nd in 4. They must be hustling due to the holidays.

post #706 of 954
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Originally Posted by Dalisay View Post

This is what I got:

 

 

 

JewelMint Piece (Click to show)

 

It's huge one me and it's really not my style. Then again... if it actually fitted, I probably wouldn't have mind it as much. 
 
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I got that too! Well, technically it was in my mom's box and mine is back at home far away unseen.  I asked if she was interested in it and got a, "what do you think." look.  It's not my favorite thing from what I've seen, but it's not bad either.  It's fairly large on me too which detracts from it a bit.  I'm wearing it now and it's sort of flopping around.  Maybe I will try to layer it with another leather wrap bracelet that I already have. 

post #707 of 954

Finally got home to check out the boxes I got and the one I ordered for my mom:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

We got the same boxes except for the nail polish color and the jewelmint piece. We got Storm and Ziv and I'm pretty happy with those colors. My mom got a necklace and she seems to like it enough, I actually got those two mini rings! Except the fit isn't great, they fit on my two ring fingers ok and then my non-dominant middle and pointer, but it's hellish to take them off. 

 
We got the variation with the heat protect spray and the protein oil or w/e...disappointed. :( I was really hoping for the lipstick.

 

post #708 of 954
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Originally Posted by HazelC View Post

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I received this belt, too.  But, the plating is peeling off the long metal part, so I wouldn't wear it even if I liked it.  Too bad.

post #709 of 954

I scored with this box!  I got this jewelry piece, which is ridiculously cute.  Also got the lipstick and Zoya in Storm.

post #710 of 954
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Originally Posted by princess2010 View Post

I got my box today and I'm really pleased with it.

I got the zoya in Electra and have already put it on. I wear shellac but I put it over a gray CND color and put the shellac Top Coat over it. It's so sparkly it's almost hypnotizing!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

The body oil is intriguing me! I adore the smell and I've never used an oil in the shower. I think I'll really enjoy it.

 

 

I got the mark lipstick and the color is perfect for me, and probably most people. It's a good shade. Not too bright and not too light. I got the white tea bath and shower salts. . The perfume smells good. I probably wouldn't repurchase that because I have a scent I love. My jewelmint piece is the wishing box necklace.  I'm giving it to my BFF's little girl because I think she'll LOVE it.

 

I really liked the variety of this months box. I think it was a good mix or beauty products. The fact that I paid less than $10 for it is mindblowing especially when you compare it to a BB. 
 

I'm very excited to see the Man Repeller's January box!!! (worst name ever)

I am so glad you love your box. I loved mine too.

So sweet you are giving the necklace to a little girl :). I think GB did an amazing job this month. And yes, some of the jewelry was cheesy.

But honestly I think JewelMint is pretty cheesy overall. This was just an extra (like a Birchbox Luna Bar) to act as a gift. I think that''s fantastic.

Even if we would never wear the gift, we all know someone who would. 

 

I am excited to see the Man Repeller box too. I think it will be quirky and fun! Plus she is the hot new buzz as a fashion blogger...was front row at all the shows this year!

post #711 of 954
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Originally Posted by Mystica View Post

For those ragging on the Ziv polish, I received Ziv too, but just wanted to say thatI found a great use for it as holiday nail art since it's so opaque.  I painted my nails a deep red and used Ziv for candy stripes on some nails and gold berries on others.  It was so easy, dried fast, and didn't dry thick and clumpy at all, looks great, like a professional did it.  I don't own any gold polishes where I could do anything like this. 

 

I did try using the Ziv as a base on one nail and then putting the red as candy stripes, and that ended up being a disaster.  

 

I don't dig yellow or gold as a nail color either, since yellowed nails are generally a sign of bad health, bad habits, or aging, so its usually not too flattering or confidence boosting.  But I found that I really like this polish for holiday nail art.  Just thought I'd throw this out there as an idea for those who are disappointed that they received Ziv.heart.gif

oooh...post a pic! Your nails sound divine!

post #712 of 954
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Originally Posted by mermuse View Post

 

 

I got that too! Well, technically it was in my mom's box and mine is back at home far away unseen.  I asked if she was interested in it and got a, "what do you think." look.  It's not my favorite thing from what I've seen, but it's not bad either.  It's fairly large on me too which detracts from it a bit.  I'm wearing it now and it's sort of flopping around.  Maybe I will try to layer it with another leather wrap bracelet that I already have. 

I think it would make a rather chic dog collar. Do you have a mini maltipoo by any chance? :)

post #713 of 954
I got three of the same boxes...which means three zoya elecktras and three box necklaces. I really wanted storm or the bottle necklace!
post #714 of 954

Off topic slightly, but not really, since it deals with a highly coveted GB product. Missha BB Cream.

The Missha site is having a HUGE sale..30% off everything and lots of promo's from now until Xmas.

 

First time purchasers automatically get a FREE...full size Perfect Cover BB cream in #21, with a $1 purchase!

 

Plus there's free shipping over $40 with a "Santa gift from them to us"...and if you spend $60 you ALSO get a FREE Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream in # 23. 

 

Ok, all these promo's and freebies are making your head spin...so let me break it down.

 

I just purchased the Perfect Cover BB cream in #23, and as a first time buyer on the site I got another full size tube in #21. 

Score!  A Missha for %30 off PLUS another Missha for free!

And my Santa gift that they automatically added to my cart was a Nail Stars polish kit...3 glitter polishes for FREE!

 

Did I stop there? No. I wanted to make the free shipping at $40 dollars, so I added two lipsticks.(packaging is stunning btw)

Then I realized $20 dollars more (for a $60 total) I would get ANOTHER FREE GIFT.

This gift was a full size Signature BB cream.

 

So a couple of face masks in my cart later...

and for $60+ I got 

2 FREE full size BB creams,(both the Perfect Cover in #21 as a first time purchaser, and the Signature Complete in #23 as a $60 spender) PLUS a nail polish kit with 3 glitter polishes, and free shipping!

Not to mention the purchases I did make were 30% off!

 

I thought this was a fantabulous deal and wanted to share.

It goes on until the 25th.

 

Ok, now we can go back to venting about how much we loved/hated our box!

post #715 of 954
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Originally Posted by Mystica View Post

For those ragging on the Ziv polish, I received Ziv too, but just wanted to say thatI found a great use for it as holiday nail art since it's so opaque.  I painted my nails a deep red and used Ziv for candy stripes on some nails and gold berries on others.  It was so easy, dried fast, and didn't dry thick and clumpy at all, looks great, like a professional did it.  I don't own any gold polishes where I could do anything like this. 

 

I did try using the Ziv as a base on one nail and then putting the red as candy stripes, and that ended up being a disaster.  

 

I don't dig yellow or gold as a nail color either, since yellowed nails are generally a sign of bad health, bad habits, or aging, so its usually not too flattering or confidence boosting.  But I found that I really like this polish for holiday nail art.  Just thought I'd throw this out there as an idea for those who are disappointed that they received Ziv.heart.gif

 

Try using two/three coats of Ziv as the base then layer with the red over top of Ziv. I did something similar with Ziv as a base and masked off stripes then painted Logan over Ziv and it worked well. Ziv really needs a couple of coats to get good coverage. I wouldn't wear gold polish on it's own, but as a color for nail art, it's gorgeous.

post #716 of 954
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post
INSERT AWESOME MISSHA DEAL HERE

 

GAH.  I want to get this for gifts, but I got gifts already!

 

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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

I think it would make a rather chic dog collar. Do you have a mini maltipoo by any chance? :)

 

LOL, no, but I knew someone who had one as a desk dog, and he rocked.  I bet this would fit his neck too.  Hehe.

 

I'm going to go crazy wondering what's in my regular box that I won't get to see for nearly a full week.  BAH.

post #717 of 954
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

Off topic slightly, but not really, since it deals with a highly coveted GB product. Missha BB Cream.

The Missha site is having a HUGE sale..30% off everything and lots of promo's from now until Xmas.

 

First time purchasers automatically get a FREE...full size Perfect Cover BB cream in #21, with a $1 purchase!

 

Plus there's free shipping over $40 with a "Santa gift from them to us"...and if you spend $60 you ALSO get a FREE Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream in # 23. 

 

Ok, all these promo's and freebies are making your head spin...so let me break it down.

 

I just purchased the Perfect Cover BB cream in #23, and as a first time buyer on the site I got another full size tube in #21. 

Score!  A Missha for %30 off PLUS another Missha for free!

And my Santa gift that they automatically added to my cart was a Nail Stars polish kit...3 glitter polishes for FREE!

 

Did I stop there? No. I wanted to make the free shipping at $40 dollars, so I added two lipsticks.(packaging is stunning btw)

Then I realized $20 dollars more (for a $60 total) I would get ANOTHER FREE GIFT.

This gift was a full size Signature BB cream.

 

So a couple of face masks in my cart later...

and for $60+ I got 

2 FREE full size BB creams,(both the Perfect Cover in #21 as a first time purchaser, and the Signature Complete in #23 as a $60 spender) PLUS a nail polish kit with 3 glitter polishes, and free shipping!

Not to mention the purchases I did make were 30% off!

 

I thought this was a fantabulous deal and wanted to share.

It goes on until the 25th.

 

Ok, now we can go back to venting about how much we loved/hated our box!

Thank you so much for the heads up!! I actually ended up paying for the $9 shipping but i ordered the travel size M Signature BB Cream for $12. So I paid $20 for a full size #21 (which will be too light but I can mix it with my slightly darkish one from GB) and a travel size and a free sheet mask. Can't complain there but a lot of their shades for the travel size is out of stock.

post #718 of 954

Gahhh. I am so tempted...but I am so broke and still need to buy my baby nephew his first Christmas gift...and I don't think he'd appreciate the bb cream...sigh.

post #719 of 954
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Originally Posted by HazelC View Post

700

So this was my Jewelmint piece and the chain is pretty 'heavy', about 1/2 inch wide. So I don't know what to do with this and it's pretty upsetting.. The Wella sample was a freaking foil sample. Even though I paid $13 (40% off blackfriday sale) I still feel ripped off with this useless junk. I talked to Jewelmint and they said that they have not seen this before. So it's probably some reject that they could not even put on the website. Yea, kudos glossybox.

I got this too! I am so glad I didn't pay full price for this box. I'm not usually a whiner with my subscriptions but what a lame piece if jewelry. I'm chunky and it barely fits around my waist = not attractive. I didn't care for the perfume at all and I got the gold polish frown.gif. I will try it for nail art tomorrow.
post #720 of 954

wondering if anyone has compared Ziv to OPI GoldenEye

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