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post #361 of 2106

i'm hoping i don't get the mascara because i've gotten mascara like every month they have it as an option and i'm up to my ears in it now!

post #362 of 2106
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Originally Posted by javagirl87 View Post

i'm hoping i don't get the mascara because i've gotten mascara like every month they have it as an option and i'm up to my ears in it now!

Agreed! After getting a sample bag from Sephora and UD which both had a mascara sample AND getting the ModelCo mascara, I'm all good in that department. 

post #363 of 2106
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Originally Posted by usofjessamerica View Post

Agreed! After getting a sample bag from Sephora and UD which both had a mascara sample AND getting the ModelCo mascara, I'm all good in that department. 

I got the ModelCo mascara in my Dec BB, Benefit mascara in the Ipsy Nov bag, the Lancome Hypnose in the Sephora It Kit, and I made a year-end order thru Urban Decay that will include THREE of the Curling Mascara (one in the Mystery Bag, one in the Ipsy GWP, and one as an "extra" sample for their inventory/shipping being shut down for the holiday).  I'm good on mascara for more than a year! No more!!! lol

post #364 of 2106
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

It's their OhMyGawd valley-esque voices.


Yes. And why did we need to meet her husband? That was a little weird. I'm excited about the samples this month, though.

post #365 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post


Yes. And why did we need to meet her husband? That was a little weird. I'm excited about the samples this month, though.

:)

I agree the samples this month seem really fun!

 

Btw, I know you are an Algenist fan like I am. New Beauty Test Tube (the QVC version) has a half size eye balm (.23oz) in this quarters tube. It's a great deal if you like some of the other products that they are sending in the tube. 

Here's the link in case you're interested.

http://www.qvc.com/New-Beauty-9-Piece-Test-Tube-with-Magazine-Search-Results.product.A227039.html?sc=A227039-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-3-_-A227039&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/a/39/a227039.001?$uslarge$

 

Wow. That's a massively large link. Sorry.

Anyway, I get the regular NBTT every quarter. May get the QVC one as well. 

post #366 of 2106
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post #367 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Meggpi View Post

 Crackers are supposed to be filled with junk.  I think the Jouer ones were just an upgrade to normal crackers by virtue of being girly.  They aren't really a big thing in the US, so I'm not surprised people are disappointed.  You are supposed to set the table with them, and pull them with your dinner neighbors.   The rings are probably meant to like sit on your pinkie through the meal before being forgotten, like the paper crowns.  I really miss Christmases in the UK smile.gif

I thought the same thing! crackers are always more money than the items inside are "worth" ! they are just supposed to be a novelty item . I definitely thought the jouer ones were a major upgrade from the usual paper hat/joke/plastic toy versions.
post #368 of 2106
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

I got the ModelCo mascara in my Dec BB, Benefit mascara in the Ipsy Nov bag, the Lancome Hypnose in the Sephora It Kit, and I made a year-end order thru Urban Decay that will include THREE of the Curling Mascara (one in the Mystery Bag, one in the Ipsy GWP, and one as an "extra" sample for their inventory/shipping being shut down for the holiday).  I'm good on mascara for more than a year! No more!!! lol

Minus the Ipsy, I have the same stuff too! I ended up with 3 curling mascaras from the mystery bag, the inventory thing too, and my sister threw one in as a stocking stuffer.

 

I do not have enough eyelashes for all these mascaras!

post #369 of 2106
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Originally Posted by usofjessamerica View Post

Minus the Ipsy, I have the same stuff too! I ended up with 3 curling mascaras from the mystery bag, the inventory thing too, and my sister threw one in as a stocking stuffer.

 

I do not have enough eyelashes for all these mascaras!


I didn't get all of mine in the same way but I have about 8 floating around at the moment haha. Luckily all but one are sample sizes.

post #370 of 2106
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Hahahahaha not editing it because it is such a bizarre autocorrect (and tinkerbll695 explained it so eloquently)

 

I thought that may have been what happened, but for a while I honestly questioned whether or not I knew the definition of certain words. I questioned my own sanity for a bit, ahahah.

post #371 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post


Yes. And why did we need to meet her husband? That was a little weird. I'm excited about the samples this month, though.

Yeah, WTH was he doing there in the first place? Doesn't he have his own thing to do? lol

post #372 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Meshybelle View Post

Yeah, WTH was he doing there in the first place? Doesn't he have his own thing to do? lol

it says that he is a producer

post #373 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Meshybelle View Post

Yeah, WTH was he doing there in the first place? Doesn't he have his own thing to do? lol


i thought it was unnecessary too! Like I want to see spoilers not your husband! lol

post #374 of 2106
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Originally Posted by javagirl87 View Post

i'm hoping i don't get the mascara because i've gotten mascara like every month they have it as an option and i'm up to my ears in it now!

 

I'm the opposite, I love getting mascara! Even with all the samples I've gotten recently, at any one time I am wearing up to 4 different mascaras all together so I use them up like crazy! 

post #375 of 2106

I wish that I had a mascara :(  I have yet to receive one since I've became a member of BB and I've been subbing since Jan 2012.  I got that lame eyebrow gel in the ipsy bag.  I'm crossing my fingers for one this month or I'm cashing in my points and getting the model co one my damn self.

post #376 of 2106
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Originally Posted by diana16 View Post


i thought it was unnecessary too! Like I want to see spoilers not your husband! lol

 

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Originally Posted by Missglammygirl View Post

it says that he is a producer

It was very awkward. He made me uncomfortable. icon_rolleyes.gif Hahahahaha!!

post #377 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Meshybelle View Post

Yeah, WTH was he doing there in the first place? Doesn't he have his own thing to do? lol

Well I think the point was to show that he has a "behind the scenes role" in the spoiler videos being created since he was labeled as "producer."

post #378 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post


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

I have to 100% disagree. I have calculated the actual value of my boxes every month, and they are consistently between $20-$40 worth of stuff, every single month, for 24 months :) 

 

I pretty much figured out the profile tricks to max out the best samples more than a year ago, and get pretty much the best boxes, and never duplicates on my two accounts :) 

post #379 of 2106

I have posted several reviews that haven't shown up yet.  :( 
 

post #380 of 2106

i don't know why i bother watching the "spoiler" video each month. i never get anything that's featured in my box and it only increases my box envy.

post #381 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Jennifer Love View Post

 

I found this to be VERY true today at Macy's!  Usually I'm dressed and presentable...but today we were bumming around but I needed to get into the mall for something, so I got my new iPhone case (lol) and stopped in Macy's to see if there was anything I wanted to use my $500 GC I got for Christmas from my hubs.  Now...USUALLY I get pretty great service in Macy's.  Not as super as Neiman's or Nordies, but quality service...at least a greeting.  But today, while wearing some grubby capri pants, grubby teeshirt and my Chucks, none of them even tried to help me.  Not one single bored Coach counter clerk or chick at the makeup counters (they weren't busy at all today, most were just standing around chewing their tongue) even looked my way.  So...huh...okay, Macy's.  I WAS looking to buy some stuff, but now I'll just use up my GC and just won't be back if that's how you're gonna be!  

 

I'm highest on BB, but that's what our incomes are (we live in the San Francisco bay area...so that's like middle income here, sad but true) so that's what I've always put on there.  I've gotten some REALLY STINKER boxes...so who knows what they really use!  I signed up for a year and I'm so hoping they don't crap out on me!  LOL

 

Yay Super Expensive Bay Area, I can't find a single 3br apartment under 5k/month. grrumph

 

 

anyyyway 

 

I have the exact opposite, yet still wrong interaction with sales associates. I have no income myself to speak of, and spend my meager budget (that's supposed to be for food, but I skimp there too) from my parents very very cautiously, always making sure I get a really great deal, but I have some branded designer bags from I have gotten from my boyfriend, and in every department store, every single sales associate thinks I want to but their absurdly expensive whatever the heck they are hawking. No thanks! I just go to those stores to get inspiration so I know what I want to look for on sale :) 

 

people are so stupid when it comes to making judgements like that. 

post #382 of 2106

Alright I need your help everyone! I am taking the plunge finally and spending my BB points!!! I have a few questions:

 

Can you stack your 20% anniv code with any other discounts or promotions other than the +2 packs? it kind of looks like it's just 1 code per order. 

 

Since i'll be using points will my 70 worth of stuff for free qualify for free shipping anyways? (not sure if the free for 50+ is before or after points come off)

 

I don't have my anniversary code yet, but i'm planning now so i know what i'm getting and won't have to agonize over it. I thought I'd wait until my 1 year and then FINALLY buy the Algenist that I loved in my first box in May, but I think Id rather have a bunch of smaller stuff for free than 1 awesome thing for cheap, lol

post #383 of 2106

Nope, one promo code per order.

post #384 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post


Yes. And why did we need to meet her husband? That was a little weird. I'm excited about the samples this month, though.

 

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Originally Posted by Meshybelle View Post

Yeah, WTH was he doing there in the first place? Doesn't he have his own thing to do? lol

 

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Originally Posted by diana16 View Post


i thought it was unnecessary too! Like I want to see spoilers not your husband! lol

 

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Originally Posted by Meshybelle View Post

 

It was very awkward. He made me uncomfortable. icon_rolleyes.gif Hahahahaha!!

 

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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

Well I think the point was to show that he has a "behind the scenes role" in the spoiler videos being created since he was labeled as "producer."

 

 

HAAHAHHA, You guys, he WORKS with Birchbox, he is a film/commercial/new media producer. hahahahahah, not just a random hubby. 

post #385 of 2106
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

 

HAAHAHHA, You guys, he WORKS with Birchbox, he is a film/commercial/new media producer. hahahahahah, not just a random hubby. 

That's essentially what I was saying in my comment you quoted.

post #386 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Jess Bailey View Post

i don't know why i bother watching the "spoiler" video each month. i never get anything that's featured in my box and it only increases my box envy.

LOL..so true!!!

post #387 of 2106

Out of curiosity, how well do you think they pay? I was perusing their careers section and they have some interesting positions open.
 

post #388 of 2106
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Originally Posted by goldenmeans View Post

Out of curiosity, how well do you think they pay? I was perusing their careers section and they have some interesting positions open.
 


I applied for the operations associate.  Not sure what there salary range may be. But the employee perks are great! Especially the free Health Care.

post #389 of 2106
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

:)

I agree the samples this month seem really fun!

 

Btw, I know you are an Algenist fan like I am. New Beauty Test Tube (the QVC version) has a half size eye balm (.23oz) in this quarters tube. It's a great deal if you like some of the other products that they are sending in the tube. 

Here's the link in case you're interested.

http://www.qvc.com/New-Beauty-9-Piece-Test-Tube-with-Magazine-Search-Results.product.A227039.html?sc=A227039-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-3-_-A227039&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/a/39/a227039.001?$uslarge$

 

Wow. That's a massively large link. Sorry.

Anyway, I get the regular NBTT every quarter. May get the QVC one as well. 


Oh, thank you! You're right, that is a good deal. I'm on a new spending freeze, though, and I have two deluxe moisturizer samples from them under my sink, waiting for me to need them. I think at the rate I am going through the serum, I'll always have at least one backup of moisturizer.

 

Back OT, I still think that the husband portion of the video was awkward, even if he works there. I don't mean to be mean, but she really makes me cringe when she is on camera. I don't know why.

post #390 of 2106
Could have been worse, they could have had him gush about how he loves leftover men's cologne samples.
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