Originally Posted by Annie92
I hope they send more lip stains/ sticks. I hate trying them out in store because they seem so unsanitary, but it's also really hard to tell what a color will look like on my lips and with my skin-tone.
Based on their blog post featuring markers, I have a feeling we might be seeing more of those in future boxes, and not limited to lip (I *love* that Pixi marker I got over the summer, although it seems to have been discontinued) and eye (sure, they've sent out the Eyeko marker-style liners, but this is not the only brand that makes them)!
Originally Posted by Meggpi
On topic, I would love to see more hair styling products--mousses, hairsprays, etc. I'm sick of shampoo and 'oil', but I keep a diverse rotation of styling products for different looks, so I'd love to try something new.
Ugh, I absolutely despise hair styling products! The smell (and droplets, if we're talking about a spray) pretty much always triggers a headache. I had to stop going to a certain unisex barber shop I otherwise loved because of the insane amounts of hairspray they used. I can feel my throat closing up just *thinking* about it. And my hair is so silky-fine and thick that it just does whatever it wants. I've gotten to the point where I've had to start thinking of it as a pet. I've named it Lucy. She likes cheap shampoo (whatever Fred Meyer has for under a buck a bottle) every day and a touch of hair serum/oil worked in right after a shower every few days (every other day at the absolute most frequent), but not multipurpose oil like the Nuxe stuff that my skin is fond of in the winter.
But I do have a couple of ounces of various hair oils/serums from various sample boxes that I collected but never got around to using when my hair was still in a pixie cut (and keep on collecting whenever something of this nature shows up in a box now that I know how well this stuff works for me), so it would be nice to make a dent in my stash before I get any more. Some hairpins (like the Jane Tran pins currently in the shop) would be neat. My hair is at the in-between stage where it's just long enough to need to be pulled back, heavy enough to scoff at twistbands, and too short for a ponytail, so I am relying heavily on bobbypins since it's also too silky to stay in barrettes, but bobbypins are a-ok.
Originally Posted by antonella
i think the jan bb is going to be a collaboration with ruffian it says about it on the birchbox blog
I think the Ruffian box is going to be later in the year, not the January box. The blog says something like, "Be on the lookout," and they have had precisely zero promotion that I've been able to find about it aside from that blog post. The other times they've done curated boxes, it's been *all over the place* for what seems like a month ahead of time. My guess would be September for Fashion Week/Fashion's Night Out. *Maybe* February for the fall/winter FW, but September seems more likely due to FNO. At least that's what I would do if I were scheduling this sort of thing. Cross-promotion ahoy!