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post #1891 of 1980
Out of curiosity, how to do swatch/test lipstick at a store like Sephora? I am always grossed out by testers except for perfume, but I've never heard of lip product testers, I'm assumong you use a swab or something?It's worth it to note I'm from a state that does not have stores like Sephora.
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Good grief.  I got my last Glossybox Saturday (I canceled a week or so ago because I was just fed up with the lack of movement on my box.  It was a make-it-or-break-it month with this sub, and, well, broken), and I thought that would be the end of it.  I received the box with the tarte in Fierce, which is like a reddish-orange Crayon on me (thank you, Sephora, for your swatchable lipsticks), so I traded it for the same thing in Wild (cool cherry red!  Yes!  *Totally* my kind of color).  The only other thing in that box that I will use is the polish, but I got the box for free with my Glossydots, so whatever.  This subscription is behind me.

And then I got home from work tonight, and there was a second nearly-identical box waiting for me.  This one has the tarte gloss in natural beauty, and it looks like that one actually is a good color for me, but I'm thinking I might put it up for swap just because I have a lot of gloss already (I've been picking stila sets up periodically from Birchbox since I have a lot of points to use, but not many things in their store really interest me), although I'll swing by Sephora and swatch this one tomorrow just to make sure it's not something I will desperately miss if I do swap it away.  Strangely, the box itself does not have the Man Repeller sticker or the Man Repeller card inside (there's a card, but it's plain and unfolded.  The one I got in my first box was folded like a notecard with a little note from MP herself printed on the front), but the MP magazine was in there.  Whatever.  My saga is over, and that's all I care about, but just in case anyone else received a box over the weekend, you might still have another one on the way.  I just don't understand this company *at all*.
post #1892 of 1980
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

Out of curiosity, how to do swatch/test lipstick at a store like Sephora? I am always grossed out by testers except for perfume, but I've never heard of lip product testers, I'm assumong you use a swab or something?It's worth it to note I'm from a state that does not have stores like Sephora.

I just swipe them on my arm because I'm usually trying to compare two colors to each other, but they have alcohol to sanitize stuff and q-tips if you want to try them on your lips. It's just like swatching at a department store, although it seems like Nordstrom and Macy's have disposable brushes for that.
post #1893 of 1980
Double post! Please ignore this space!
post #1894 of 1980
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Originally Posted by Coocabarra View Post

 

Congrats on your new little bundle of joy! I did want to tell you though that the OPI dries very quickly due to its rough texture. I have 2 girls and a new baby boy, so I know ALL about not having time for nails to dry! I usually don't do them because of that reason. I also did my girl's nails in it because it dries so quickly. They are always on the go, and it makes it hard for their nails not to smudge while drying.


I couldn't help myself, and I tried the polish... and I LOVE it! Definitely taking it off my trade list, AND I'm even buying the exact shade for a friend. Favorite nail polish!!
It does dry quickly (love OPI)... wonder how long the finish lasts?

post #1895 of 1980

I finally tried the Potion 9. OMG, I love this stuff. I have natural hair and makes my hair curl ever so softly.

post #1896 of 1980
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Originally Posted by MyriadVoices View Post


I couldn't help myself, and I tried the polish... and I LOVE it! Definitely taking it off my trade list, AND I'm even buying the exact shade for a friend. Favorite nail polish!!

It does dry quickly (love OPI)... wonder how long the finish lasts?

It lasted two days for me without any noticeable tip wear (and I'm hard on my nails, so this is unheard of), and I probably could have gone for a few more if I hadn't decided it was time for a lavender holo. I might change back to it Friday night and see how truly long it lasts. The wear was truly shocking, but in a good way.

ETA: *And* it came off relatively problem-free and quickly, which really surprised me since it is essentially a glitter.
post #1897 of 1980
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post


It lasted two days for me without any noticeable tip wear (and I'm hard on my nails, so this is unheard of), and I probably could have gone for a few more if I hadn't decided it was time for a lavender holo. I might change back to it Friday night and see how truly long it lasts. The wear was truly shocking, but in a good way.

ETA: *And* it came off relatively problem-free and quickly, which really surprised me since it is essentially a glitter.

I am so excited to use this now!!!

post #1898 of 1980

I got my box yesterday. I got the Tarte in Natural Beauty, and I tried it out this morning and it makes my lips look nice. I didn't get anything extra despite using the promo code LIPS. The boxes GB uses are really nice.

post #1899 of 1980
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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

I got my box yesterday. I got the Tarte in Natural Beauty, and I tried it out this morning and it makes my lips look nice. I didn't get anything extra despite using the promo code LIPS. The boxes GB uses are really nice.

Wow that's so late! I wonder if there's still people missing their boxes

post #1900 of 1980
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post


It lasted two days for me without any noticeable tip wear (and I'm hard on my nails, so this is unheard of), and I probably could have gone for a few more if I hadn't decided it was time for a lavender holo. I might change back to it Friday night and see how truly long it lasts. The wear was truly shocking, but in a good way.

ETA: *And* it came off relatively problem-free and quickly, which really surprised me since it is essentially a glitter.

 

I put mine on over the weekend and topped it off with a coat of Seche and the tips are now starting to wear. It comes off relatively easy for a glitter polish. (I use Zoya's Remove and the let the pad sit on the nail for a minute trick) If the other colors in the collection appealed to me, I would definitely buy those, but the purple one was the only one I really liked.

post #1901 of 1980
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Originally Posted by DragonChick View Post

 

I put mine on over the weekend and topped it off with a coat of Seche and the tips are now starting to wear. It comes off relatively easy for a glitter polish. (I use Zoya's Remove and the let the pad sit on the nail for a minute trick) If the other colors in the collection appealed to me, I would definitely buy those, but the purple one was the only one I really liked.

I'm in love with both the OPI and Zoya textured polishes!!  They apply so easy, they wear extremely well, and so pretty.  And WAY easier to remove than glitter: hold over the nail for 5-10 seconds and it slides off.  I want to get the mini set of OPIs and the rest of the Pixie Dusts now.

 

-L

post #1902 of 1980
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Originally Posted by beautymadn3ss View Post

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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

I got my box yesterday. I got the Tarte in Natural Beauty, and I tried it out this morning and it makes my lips look nice. I didn't get anything extra despite using the promo code LIPS. The boxes GB uses are really nice.

Wow that's so late! I wonder if there's still people missing their boxes

Yeah, I wrote them an e-mail the day before it came and all they said was "oh, here's your tracking #" that I already found in my account. Oh well. I doubt they'll send me the LIPS item (forget what it was since that was SO long ago!) I cancelled almost immediately after ordering to avoid being charged for March since I don't know how they charge and I have no regrets. I'm in AZ, so I'm thinking maybe true west coasters might still be missing their boxes.

 

The sand nail polish looks similar (in the bottle anyway) to the tokidoki stellina polish I'm currently wearing. I hope it looks better and works better than that though because I put the tkdk stuff on Monday and it's already chipped a lot.

post #1903 of 1980
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post


It lasted two days for me without any noticeable tip wear (and I'm hard on my nails, so this is unheard of), and I probably could have gone for a few more if I hadn't decided it was time for a lavender holo. I might change back to it Friday night and see how truly long it lasts. The wear was truly shocking, but in a good way.

ETA: *And* it came off relatively problem-free and quickly, which really surprised me since it is essentially a glitter.


I wish they would make other colors with the same texture. I like the red, but I don't like the star glitter. I am in love with this polish!!

post #1904 of 1980
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Originally Posted by LAtPoly View Post

I'm in love with both the OPI and Zoya textured polishes!!  They apply so easy, they wear extremely well, and so pretty.  And WAY easier to remove than glitter: hold over the nail for 5-10 seconds and it slides off.  I want to get the mini set of OPIs and the rest of the Pixie Dusts now.

 

-L


Is the texture of the Pixie Dust similar?? I LOVE the look so much! I am so NOT a nail polish person, but I'm freaking out over this polish! I can't believe I was going to trade it away! Thank you to those who posted how awesome it was, so I didn't trade it!

post #1905 of 1980
I would love this polish in a gray... I am in love with the purple, it's definitely a favorite.
post #1906 of 1980
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Originally Posted by MyriadVoices View Post


Is the texture of the Pixie Dust similar?? I LOVE the look so much! I am so NOT a nail polish person, but I'm freaking out over this polish! I can't believe I was going to trade it away! Thank you to those who posted how awesome it was, so I didn't trade it!

 

It's similar, but the look is a little more simple/classy (IMO).  Mariah's shades are a little younger to me.  Zoya's are also slightly less chunky (but very slightly so - not enough to write about) as they only one size glitter but lots of it.

 

I think you could get away with the Zoya in more places.  But the OPI is pretty fun too!  I just wished they had passed on the shaped glitter.  I'm not into that much...

 

The person below said they wished there was a gray and needs to google "London Pixie Dust swatch".  It's the shade I own and it's to die for!

post #1907 of 1980
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Originally Posted by LAtPoly View Post

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Originally Posted by MyriadVoices View Post


Is the texture of the Pixie Dust similar?? I LOVE the look so much! I am so NOT a nail polish person, but I'm freaking out over this polish! I can't believe I was going to trade it away! Thank you to those who posted how awesome it was, so I didn't trade it!

 

It's similar, but the look is a little more simple/classy (IMO).  Mariah's shades are a little younger to me.  Zoya's are also slightly less chunky (but very slightly so - not enough to write about) as they only one size glitter but lots of it.

 

I think you could get away with the Zoya in more places.  But the OPI is pretty fun too!  I just wished they had passed on the shaped glitter.  I'm not into that much...

 

The person below said they wished there was a gray and needs to google "London Pixie Dust swatch".  It's the shade I own and it's to die for!

I want that gray one and the periwinkle one so badly!

post #1908 of 1980
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Originally Posted by LAtPoly View Post

It's similar, but the look is a little more simple/classy (IMO).  Mariah's shades are a little younger to me.  Zoya's are also slightly less chunky (but very slightly so - not enough to write about) as they only one size glitter but lots of it.

I think you could get away with the Zoya in more places.  But the OPI is pretty fun too!  I just wished they had passed on the shaped glitter.  I'm not into that much...

The person below said they wished there was a gray and needs to google "London Pixie Dust swatch".  It's the shade I own and it's to die for!

Be still, my heart! I need that! Does Ulta sell Zoya or do I just need to order it from Zoya?
post #1909 of 1980
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Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post

Be still, my heart! I need that! Does Ulta sell Zoya or do I just need to order it from Zoya?

Ulta sells it, but the ones in my area don't sell the whole line. They tend to carry just the most recently-released collections, so you probably won't find, say, Adina, but since Pixie Dust is one of their sprung collections, I wouldn't be surprised if they did have it.
post #1910 of 1980

I just bought the sampler pack from zoya...I had no self restraint. 

post #1911 of 1980
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Originally Posted by LAtPoly View Post

 

It's similar, but the look is a little more simple/classy (IMO).  Mariah's shades are a little younger to me.  Zoya's are also slightly less chunky (but very slightly so - not enough to write about) as they only one size glitter but lots of it.

 

I think you could get away with the Zoya in more places.  But the OPI is pretty fun too!  I just wished they had passed on the shaped glitter.  I'm not into that much...

 

The person below said they wished there was a gray and needs to google "London Pixie Dust swatch".  It's the shade I own and it's to die for!

 

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Originally Posted by SubJunkie View Post

I just bought the sampler pack from zoya...I had no self restraint. 

 

I actually really like the different size glitter in the purple OPI shade, but I definitely am not a fan of the stars in the red. It's cute, but it doesn't suit my more conservative style.


i just bought two pixie dust shades -- I got London and Godiva for my at-home manicures and two non-pixie dust shades to take to the salon for pedis. <3 Zoya! Thank you for leading me to them!

post #1912 of 1980
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Originally Posted by NikNik455 View Post

I finally tried the Potion 9. OMG, I love this stuff. I have natural hair and makes my hair curl ever so softly.


I love it, too! Great box this month despite being late!

post #1913 of 1980
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Originally Posted by MyriadVoices View Post


I couldn't help myself, and I tried the polish... and I LOVE it! Definitely taking it off my trade list, AND I'm even buying the exact shade for a friend. Favorite nail polish!!

It does dry quickly (love OPI)... wonder how long the finish lasts?

It has pretty great wear, even without a top coat. And the cool thing is you can swipe some more polish on little chips and you can't even tell! Definitely makes it last longer.
post #1914 of 1980

So, I contacted Glossybox last week letting know I didn't receive the blush from the promo code. They responded within a day and said sorry, they would send me a blush. Well, I wasn't sure they would actually do it. However, I just received the Kryolan blush in the color rosewood today. :)

post #1915 of 1980
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Originally Posted by jolyb View Post

So, I contacted Glossybox last week letting know I didn't receive the blush from the promo code. They responded within a day and said sorry, they would send me a blush. Well, I wasn't sure they would actually do it. However, I just received the Kryolan blush in the color rosewood today. :)

:O that's awesome, how long ago did you contact them?

post #1916 of 1980

Just got the modelco lipgoss+lipstick in the mail :D yay!

post #1917 of 1980
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Originally Posted by beautymadn3ss View Post

Just got the modelco lipgoss+lipstick in the mail biggrin.gif yay!

Me too! I didn't think it would actually happen.

Although, this thing has a major design flaw, the mirror is on the part that holds both the lipstick and the applicator, so you can't actually use it with the product!
post #1918 of 1980
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Originally Posted by gemstone View Post


Me too! I didn't think it would actually happen.

Although, this thing has a major design flaw, the mirror is on the part that holds both the lipstick and the applicator, so you can't actually use it with the product!

ya I didn't think so either and lol I noticed that XD I got the lipstick in Dusk and the gloss in Striptease, what did you get? 

post #1919 of 1980

Color me surprised! I received my GB gift box today & I am soooo happy with it! I got the Potion 9 & the Tarte lippie in Fierce. Perfect color for today! :D Doesn't really change my mind about canceling though. But I am surprised GB even cared to send it out.

post #1920 of 1980

Grrr... I think I got my Cosmo free box today and guess what.... it's another January box! I was told it would be October which I was happy about since I never got October. But, I ordered a few gift boxes for Jan and they were all dupes and now this one is a dupe! At least they could have sent me the Tarte. Ugh... 

 

Not sure if I want to complain or just suck it up. So much trouble to deal with them. mad.gif

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