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post #91 of 2106

I don't know, I think when it comes to the whole profile thing, it's really just important to remember that quality of a box is in the eye of the beholder. What works for some people/gives them great boxes doesn't always work for others. I've found that I get my splurge item sometimes, and sometimes I don't.

 

In the end, my advice to any new BB subscriber is just not to expect anything. smile.gif

post #92 of 2106

The friends I know who are not on MUT and don't read anything about the boxes online always love their boxes and consider them a treat even if they don't use/like every item.

post #93 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Jackieblue View Post

The friends I know who are not on MUT and don't read anything about the boxes online always love their boxes and consider them a treat even if they don't use/like every item.

I was definitely happier before I found this thread! But I love MuT too much not to always be around. XD

post #94 of 2106
I feel the same way, I was just surprised every month and happy with almost all things! I thought we ALL got the same stuff! But I love MUT and all the great advice everyone has. Merry early Christmas y'all!
post #95 of 2106

I agree. I also enjoy it way too much (and learn too much) not to visit! But sometimes ignorance really is bliss. ;)

post #96 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Jackieblue View Post

The friends I know who are not on MUT and don't read anything about the boxes online always love their boxes and consider them a treat even if they don't use/like every item.

 

Yeah, I think we don't do ourselves any favors sometimes by comparing, but I can't help it. :/

post #97 of 2106

I want to get a second BB... how do I do that and will I need to be on the wait list again???

post #98 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Jamie Pangborn View Post

I want to get a second BB... how do I do that and will I need to be on the wait list again???

 

I was actually just wondering the same thing! Also, if you use your own referral link, do you still get the 50 bonus points for joining? (maybe under a different name, lol)

post #99 of 2106
You can only have 1 account under 1 email address. An easy and quick way the get a 2nd account is to buy a gift subscription for yourself under your existing account. This way you don't have to wait on the waiting list. It's fine if it to you same address but you MUST have it under another email account. Also, it gets a little confusing when you redeem it- make sure you redeem as a new subscriber under your "other email" account- not your existing bb email account. Keep in mind that your first month your going to get their "welcome" box - sometimes there good- sometimes not so much. Usually a collaboration of old and new items. Hope this helps. One cool thing to is that you can use your current bb points to pay for your gift sub :-). Bad news- you don't get referral points doing it this way. But you do receive points on the main account- I think if you spend $30 then you get 30 points and so on.

Happy Holidays !

Shauna
post #100 of 2106
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Originally Posted by hindsighting View Post

The Goop box actually turned out to be one of my favorites, which is apparently not true for anyone else haha.

 

What did you get in your Goop box?

post #101 of 2106
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Originally Posted by dolceloure View Post

 

I was actually just wondering the same thing! Also, if you use your own referral link, do you still get the 50 bonus points for joining? (maybe under a different name, lol)

No, they catch on pretty quickly about that.

 

You can sign up and skip the waitlist by giving yourself a gift sub. Unfortunately, if you don't already have an account that already got a welcome box before, it means you are getting a welcome box instead of the month's themed boxes. Which can either be awesome (Nov & Dec) or awful (Oct & end of Dec)

post #102 of 2106
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What did you get in your Goop box?


A full-size Essie nail polish, generous Kiehl's body wash (still have about half left), Joanna Vargas daily serum (small size, but lasted me over a month with daily use), Luna bar, and the Naked Princess lip gloss.

post #103 of 2106
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A full-size Essie nail polish, generous Kiehl's body wash (still have about half left), Joanna Vargas daily serum (small size, but lasted me over a month with daily use), Luna bar, and the Naked Princess lip gloss.

I got the same Goop box as you and I loved it, too!!!  I ended up buying the Kiehl's.  I loved the serum, but it's too expensive.  And the Naked Princess lip gloss is all gone, too.  I liked it, but I have so many lip glosses already I couldn't come up with a good enough reason to spend the money.

post #104 of 2106

I don't think people always get welcome boxes as their first box. Mine was back in June and I got a regular box.

post #105 of 2106
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

I don't think people always get welcome boxes as their first box. Mine was back in June and I got a regular box.

You get a welcome box if you get a gift sub. Otherwise, you get a normal box

post #106 of 2106
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You get a welcome box if you get a gift sub. Otherwise, you get a normal box

 

Yup, pink welcome boxes are for gift subs only :)

post #107 of 2106

How do you  get them off?

post #108 of 2106
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

You get a welcome box if you get a gift sub. Otherwise, you get a normal box

 

Yup, pink welcome boxes are for gift subs only :)

 

I always thought it was odd that this was the case, because when I joined for the first time over a year ago, I got a welcome box, and it wasn't a gift sub. I must be a freak, lol :)

post #109 of 2106
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

I don't think people always get welcome boxes as their first box. Mine was back in June and I got a regular box.
You get a welcome box if you get a gift sub. Otherwise, you get a normal box

My first box was April, the eco-box or whatever with the lime green paper, only when I opened it the paper was pink and all the samples were ones I had seen in videos from the 3 or 4 months before. I did not have a gift sub. I was on the waitlist for 6 weeks. I e-mailed Birchbox and they said, oh, you got a welcome box. I was pissed, especially after I saw a YouTube video where another girl got the regular April theme box and she was going on and on about how it was her first Birchbox, but there was nothing I could do about it. Since then, it seems like mostly gift sub people get welcome boxes, but I've sern where regular subscribers sometimes get them, too. And there was a post I think in the December thread, maybe this thread, where somebody said they e-mailed Bb because they couldn't review the items in their welcome box, and Bb customer service said there's no reviewing welcome boxes, but they will be able to review the ones after it. So watch out. I love Birchbox, but they can be sketchy.
post #110 of 2106

I was actually able to review items in my Welcome box without any issues so yeah BB is super sketchy about that.

post #111 of 2106
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

I don't think people always get welcome boxes as their first box. Mine was back in June and I got a regular box.
You get a welcome box if you get a gift sub. Otherwise, you get a normal box

My first box was April, the eco-box or whatever with the lime green paper, only when I opened it the paper was pink and all the samples were ones I had seen in videos from the 3 or 4 months before. I did not have a gift sub. I was on the waitlist for 6 weeks. I e-mailed Birchbox and they said, oh, you got a welcome box. I was pissed, especially after I saw a YouTube video where another girl got the regular April theme box and she was going on and on about how it was her first Birchbox, but there was nothing I could do about it. Since then, it seems like mostly gift sub people get welcome boxes, but I've sern where regular subscribers sometimes get them, too. And there was a post I think in the December thread, maybe this thread, where somebody said they e-mailed Bb because they couldn't review the items in their welcome box, and Bb customer service said there's no reviewing welcome boxes, but they will be able to review the ones after it. So watch out. I love Birchbox, but they can be sketchy.

 

Yeah, I got a welcome box on my non-gift subscription AND I was able to review it. That's definitely sketchy.

post #112 of 2106
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It's a brightening eye cream, which works well for me and my pasty insomniac self. I use it in the morning and an anti-aging cream at night, and since I started using the sample jar I got in October (!) I've noticed an increase in moisture and decrease in dark circles.

I worry about them because their skincare isn't at all natural. I'm obsessed with their face cream, but once I finish this jar I want to try to find something more natural and less chemically. When I got my eye cream, I almost bought the benefit one, but I ended up going with something that is more natural, since the skin under your eyes is so thin. Still, I will totally end up using the eye cream. Argh. I vascillate between wanting to go all natural products, but a lot of the stuff I love isn't natural at all. 

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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

yeah it seems like every other themed box was a hot mess.

 

march teen vogue box - good

may gossip girl box - eh

july glamour box - good

october goop box - horrible

I loved the gossip girl box, glamour box had great Suki skincare and the gloss moderne masque, the goop box had the Kiehls body wash for me, and that was the only good thing about it. 

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They look the same to me, just in Technicolor...lol. Could definitely rock them at the big Gay Pride party Seattle throws every year. I never tried these and was a little curious, but worried about the fit.. hmmm.

Omg YES. Gay Pride eyeliner. Bring it onnnnnn.

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Yeah, I got a welcome box on my non-gift subscription AND I was able to review it. That's definitely sketchy.

Same!

post #113 of 2106
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

I don't think people always get welcome boxes as their first box. Mine was back in June and I got a regular box.


I love your new picture. You really look good in bangs. I wish I did!

post #114 of 2106
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I love your new picture. You really look good in bangs. I wish I did!

thank you! :)

Merry Christmas everyone! heart.gif

post #115 of 2106

Merry Christmas, Ladies!

Happy Holidays!

post #116 of 2106
Merry Christmas everyone!
post #117 of 2106

Merry Christmas!

post #118 of 2106
Wishing u all a Fabulous holiday!!!
post #119 of 2106
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Originally Posted by OiiO View Post

I was actually able to review items in my Welcome box without any issues so yeah BB is super sketchy about that.

I just gifted a second sub to myself and I was NOT able to review...just wish they would be consistent. :(

post #120 of 2106
The items from my welcome box showed up under my box for reviews after a couple weeks. It did take a while though... So keep checking!!
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