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post #181 of 2106
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Originally Posted by goldenmeans View Post


The mention of more international brands piqued my interest.

I think thats how we got the Sampar sample,Thats a company in Paris

post #182 of 2106
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Originally Posted by goldenmeans View Post

Shit, I just remembered that I forgot to update my billing info. Hopefully my box won't be too delayed.
 

You and me both! icon_confused.gif

post #183 of 2106

Hmmm, just watched a video on YouTube of a girl that called BB and straight up asked them how to get better samples.  I love her boldness!  Basically, she was told to 1) pick only one style type (apparently she had all 4 selected before), and to go with Adventurous and/or Trendy if you want the newer stuff, and Classic/Low Maintenance for less makeup, more "Lifestyle" type stuff, and 2) increase your income level for "higher-end" samples.  The BB rep told her that "you will never get a sample of a $400 face cream if you put your income level in the lowest bracket".  Yikes!  

 

This may seem like "duh" advice, but I just went and changed my profile to Adventurous (I had Classic, no wonder I hated my first box!), upped my income, and made myself much, much younger to avoid anti-aging stuff.  I gave the "29" blister packs to my older sister for Christmas, hopefully she wasn't too insulted!  

 

Hoping for a better box this month.  Honestly, I can't complain, because I did not get one of the "punishment" boxes, just not one that was right for me.  I do have expensive taste and a small budget, but if I find an HG product, I will STALK the website til I find a good deal! 

 

Does anyone else get all pathological liar on their profile?  What did you put?

post #184 of 2106
This is a great tip. I know I'm down as a classic, but I love makeup. I just don't want crazy colors. Guess I am going to review what I put down.
post #185 of 2106

I had classic last month, and only got one makeup item - although it was a full-size product, the ModelCo mascara.  Which, once I thought about it, is a very "classic" product.  So I only have myself to blame!  I'm guessing Adventurous gets you things like the Juice Beauty CC Cream and the Hot Mama blush... so I'm switching!  Adventure all the way!

post #186 of 2106
I don't see those as adventurous at all. Lime green eyeliner is adventurous lol
post #187 of 2106

I had cancelled BB and just got a gift sub from a friend. So I am back on the BB bandwagon.

 

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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

 

Does anyone else get all pathological liar on their profile?  What did you put?

 

 I am already a compulsive liar on Beauty Army so why not go for broke and be the adventurous, super young, filthy rich diva that I aspire to be hahaha,

post #188 of 2106

Yeah, i'm with you on that... but given the actual range of samples they send out, those items probably are more on the adventurous side than anti-aging stuff, shampoo, and black mascara.  And perfume and nail remover wipes.  Which were all in my box.  So while I personally wouldn't see those things as adventurous, they're "less boring". And maybe that's their mindset... who knows.

post #189 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Dalylah View Post

I had cancelled BB and just got a gift sub from a friend. So I am back on the BB bandwagon.

 

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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

 

Does anyone else get all pathological liar on their profile?  What did you put?

 

 I am already a compulsive liar on Beauty Army so why not go for broke and be the adventurous, super young, filthy rich diva that I aspire to be hahaha,

 

LMAO! I'm with you.

post #190 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Dalylah View Post

 

 I am already a compulsive liar on Beauty Army so why not go for broke and be the adventurous, super young, filthy rich diva that I aspire to be hahaha,

Ha! That's exactly my profile now.  Hopefully they don't catch on that I'm actually a boring suburban mom.  I do have my VIP Diva card from a Chuck E. Cheese photo machine, though... does that count?

post #191 of 2106
Honestly- I have 2 completely opposite profiles and sometimes I get the same both for both- it's like the profile isn't considered!! I really don't mind- I pretty much like trying everything :-)
post #192 of 2106

This will be my first and maybe my last birchbox. I've heard so many mixed reviews but I was still tempted to try it. So I'm hoping this is a good box. Hoping for the nail polish stuff :)

post #193 of 2106
My first box was great. Second was just ok. This will be my third. I have a full year so I hope it is a good one.
post #194 of 2106

I am DYING for some spoilers already. Oh hell. I'm assuming January's theme will have something to do with New Year's resolutions. Maybe stuff that goes along with things we should do but don't always do, like removing makeup before bed. If that's the case, I'm always down to try a new makeup remover, particularly one that completely takes off the damn Revlon ColorStay Foundation. That stuff is like super glue after you put it on. 

post #195 of 2106
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

I am DYING for some spoilers already. Oh hell. I'm assuming January's theme will have something to do with New Year's resolutions. Maybe stuff that goes along with things we should do but don't always do, like removing makeup before bed. If that's the case, I'm always down to try a new makeup remover, particularly one that completely takes off the damn Revlon ColorStay Foundation. That stuff is like super glue after you put it on. 

Ugh I really need to try colorstay. I'm a dog groomer and I am splashed often at work and also have to dust dog hair off my face... so foundation doesn't last long on me. Thinking of grabbing the whipped version (dry winter skin) and see what I think... but I have not being able to test colors. Ugh.

 

Back on topic... I am excited for spoilers as well. I am going to update my profile though... my boxes haven't been too bad but I have gotten food in every box so far and I cannot eat that stuff for dietary reasons so gonna try to get that off of there. I did enjoy my last perfume though :)

post #196 of 2106
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Ugh I really need to try colorstay. I'm a dog groomer and I am splashed often at work and also have to dust dog hair off my face... so foundation doesn't last long on me. Thinking of grabbing the whipped version (dry winter skin) and see what I think... but I have not being able to test colors. Ugh.

Back on topic... I am excited for spoilers as well. I am going to update my profile though... my boxes haven't been too bad but I have gotten food in every box so far and I cannot eat that stuff for dietary reasons so gonna try to get that off of there. I did enjoy my last perfume though smile.gif

I've been a fan of Color Stay for some time and use the whipped creme foundation in the winter months. Works great and stays put for long hours.. my makeup is still pretty spot on after a 12 hour shift!

Yes, definitely ready for some spoilers!
post #197 of 2106

Profile changed. I am now trendy and adventurous and I make 110,000 and I left the splurge blank instead of having foundation down. The rest I left the same I think. When do the % off come? This will be my third box and I have $30 in points saved already... I think a good % off would make for a great buy! 

post #198 of 2106
If it's your first order, and over $25, you can use "welcomeoffer20" to save 20%
post #199 of 2106
Do you remember who did the video??
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Hmmm, just watched a video on YouTube of a girl that called BB and straight up asked them how to get better samples.  I love her boldness!  Basically, she was told to 1) pick only one style type (apparently she had all 4 selected before), and to go with Adventurous and/or Trendy if you want the newer stuff, and Classic/Low Maintenance for less makeup, more "Lifestyle" type stuff, and 2) increase your income level for "higher-end" samples.  The BB rep told her that "you will never get a sample of a $400 face cream if you put your income level in the lowest bracket".  Yikes!  

This may seem like "duh" advice, but I just went and changed my profile to Adventurous (I had Classic, no wonder I hated my first box!), upped my income, and made myself much, much younger to avoid anti-aging stuff.  I gave the "29" blister packs to my older sister for Christmas, hopefully she wasn't too insulted!  

Hoping for a better box this month.  Honestly, I can't complain, because I did not get one of the "punishment" boxes, just not one that was right for me.  I do have expensive taste and a small budget, but if I find an HG product, I will STALK the website til I find a good deal! 

Does anyone else get all pathological liar on their profile?  What did you put?
post #200 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Jamie P View Post

Do you remember who did the video??

minzor9  - here's a link to the video:

 

 

 

*embed vids please :) *

post #201 of 2106
Thanks. I'm a recent videoaholic
post #202 of 2106

Thanks for the video Magic!

post #203 of 2106

lol no prob! But thank the mods... I just put in the link, apparently we're supposed to embed videos... oops!  Someday I'll learn to use a computer!  mad.gif Thank you mods!!!

post #204 of 2106
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

I am DYING for some spoilers already. Oh hell. I'm assuming January's theme will have something to do with New Year's resolutions. Maybe stuff that goes along with things we should do but don't always do, like removing makeup before bed. If that's the case, I'm always down to try a new makeup remover, particularly one that completely takes off the damn Revlon ColorStay Foundation. That stuff is like super glue after you put it on. 
I'll have to try this foundation - my current favorite is Laura Mercier's Silk Creme but I'd like to try something with more staying power (aka more super glue-like lol).

I'd also like to see something in the way of makeup remover and things like beauty resolutions - seems like they could get creative with that category!
post #205 of 2106

I just bought the Sprout makeup remover from the BB store last week, so my luck, we'll definitely get a makeup remover, lol.

post #206 of 2106
Anyone have any january shipping info yet? I have two months left on my gift sub. I am really hoping for two good boxes so I can convince myself to stick around. I looked at the sample values for the 3 boxes I've gotten so far, and if I'm really honest with myself its not worth $30. Come on BB no more perfume samples I can get for free or scraps of elastic (twistbands haha what a joke and I've gotten two!) or plastic bags. Also, I've gotten 3 hair masks. One in every box. I seriously need some good variety in the next two months!
post #207 of 2106

Im actually really excited for my BB this month, last month I loved my box. No foil samples and all deluxe sized :) I hope BB keeps it up

post #208 of 2106
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Originally Posted by puppyluv View Post

Anyone have any january shipping info yet? I have two months left on my gift sub. I am really hoping for two good boxes so I can convince myself to stick around. I looked at the sample values for the 3 boxes I've gotten so far, and if I'm really honest with myself its not worth $30. Come on BB no more perfume samples I can get for free or scraps of elastic (twistbands haha what a joke and I've gotten two!) or plastic bags. Also, I've gotten 3 hair masks. One in every box. I seriously need some good variety in the next two months!
I would agree in and of itself BB is ever rarely worth $10 the way, for example, ipsy is. based on the rantings of half our members, it seemed to be at one point but not anymore.

However, the appeal of BB is much more its point system and frequent, unrestricted discounts on high extend cosmetics that you usually don't see from sephora or ulta. Also came in with the assumption that the box would be the highlight, but you gotta go in with the mindset at least you get points out of it or you'll be disappointed
post #209 of 2106

Do they usually do spoilers, like ipsy? I know that's a dumb question but this is my first box so I'm dying from the anticipation. icon_lol.gif

post #210 of 2106
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Originally Posted by bakeitup View Post

Do they usually do spoilers, like ipsy? I know that's a dumb question but this is my first box so I'm dying from the anticipation. icon_lol.gif

 

 They normally do a video talking about a few products; but there have been months that i didn't receive any of the products shows.  They have so many variance in boxes were as ipsy just has the 1.

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