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post #1321 of 2060

I'm totally excited! In my first box I'm getting the Nick Chavez shampoo/conditioner, caldrea lotion samples, MAKE eyeshadow (please let it be green!!!), MAKE primer, and a nail file. The smaller lotions and samples will be perfect for the trip I'm taking in 2.5 weeks. 

 

My 2nd box, I'm not as excited for.  I'm getting the serge normant dry shampoo (which I'm scared to try after some of you ladies have expressed hatred for it lol), another nail file, cru the eye cream, stella cadente perfume and the vasanti facial brightener.

post #1322 of 2060

I am getting box 4, which I haven't seen anyone post yet:

 

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Whish shave cream, Vasanti Brighten Up, BeautyFusion Lip Fattener, nail file, and Twistband headband.

 

I'm actually really happy with this variation, all things I would use and they look like decent sizes.

post #1323 of 2060

I'm supposed to be getting box 14 as well. I'm not particularly thrilled with anything in it....

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Especially since I got the Evologie in my Feb. Glossybox and have no use for it. It will go on my trade list along with the Benefit primer. I use a crystal nail file, so this disposable one isn't of much use to me, either.

I was excited about the body lotion, since I love to try different scents, but then I saw that they are foil packets, which is disappointing, but at least I'll use them. I'll also use the shave cream, but I'm not particularly excited about it. 

Overall a "meh" box for me. Thank goodness for the trade thread!

 

 

 

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Getting box 14 here...I'm excited for the shave cream

 

 

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This Month's Box

 

I'm actually OK with this box- will try to benefit I do like their products- and hoping the lotions smell yummy.

 

Box weight is 0.4560

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I'm getting the same box. I'm okay with everything but

 

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body lotion? In packets? I'm up to my eyeballs in body lotion! No more lotion! Lotion samples are way worse than perfume samples in my book. I can always use stuff for acne, same for shave cream and emery boards. Hoping that the primer is a decent size and that the blemish serum goes a long way since everything else seems to be kind of lacking.

post #1324 of 2060
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box updated~no shipping weight information:

 

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 This Month's Box

 


This is my box and the weight is 0.4800.

 

post #1325 of 2060

My box finally updated! I'm getting #23

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I'm super excited that every item is something I'd love to try! I'm probably one of the few people that DOESNT look forward to makeup items, unless it's BB cream, so this is perfect.

post #1326 of 2060
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All of you seem really excited about the Whish shave cream.  Is it really that good?  I got one in my box, but I normally just use my hair conditioner that's left over on my hands.

post #1327 of 2060
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Originally Posted by vogliadivintage View Post

All of you seem really excited about the Whish shave cream.  Is it really that good?  I got one in my box, but I normally just use my hair conditioner that's left over on my hands.

I dont' know about whish in particular as I haven't tried it yet, but I love a good shave cream. I went through a phase where I used conditioner, and you just dont' get the same shave. It clogs up your blade pretty bad. I usually just use the skintimate ones and they work better than conditioner for sure. 

post #1328 of 2060
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I'm getting

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https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/march-2013/march2013bb14 I'm disappointed I really wanted The nail strips, the macadamia hair stuff, the benatint, or the MAKE stuff...  The only thing I'm looking forward to is the shave cream (although that means I might actually have to shave my legs...)

Thats how i feel about my box, im happy im getting the shave cream and the vasanti.

post #1329 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Antidentite View Post

 



Even though it doesn't have the Benetint or Make products it still is a pretty good box with good sized samples 1 full sized product and 6 products to review!  I'm getting the box with Whish, Sumita eyeliner, Caldrea body lotion, Curls Cashmere Curls and nail file and I'm excited to finally get a product for curly hair, its been almost a year since i've received a product specifically for curly hair

I am happy with my box and the fact that im getting 6 items to review. Hopefully I will get the other things I wanted in the upcoming months. Let me know how the cashmere curls is, I've been eyeing it in the BB shop.

post #1330 of 2060
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*sighs*  Hey there, box twins (triplets?).  I'm glad I'm getting another Vasanti sample (I got one last month in my 2nd box) and I wanted to try the eyeliner anyhow, but I kinda bummed that I'll be getting 2 Whish samples this month.  Oh, well.  At least we have 6 items to review, right?

I think thats the part im the most excited about that we have 6 items. Last time I got 6 items was my welcome box in November.

post #1331 of 2060
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Originally Posted by AthenaBolina View Post

I'm totally excited! In my first box I'm getting the Nick Chavez shampoo/conditioner, caldrea lotion samples, MAKE eyeshadow (please let it be green!!!), MAKE primer, and a nail file. The smaller lotions and samples will be perfect for the trip I'm taking in 2.5 weeks. 

 

My 2nd box, I'm not as excited for.  I'm getting the serge normant dry shampoo (which I'm scared to try after some of you ladies have expressed hatred for it lol), another nail file, cru the eye cream, stella cadente perfume and the vasanti facial brightener.

Sounds like youre getting two good boxes, the Nick Chavez is a great size and youre getting the MAKE products too.

post #1332 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Playedinloops View Post

I dont' know about whish in particular as I haven't tried it yet, but I love a good shave cream. I went through a phase where I used conditioner, and you just dont' get the same shave. It clogs up your blade pretty bad. I usually just use the skintimate ones and they work better than conditioner for sure. 

 

I use the skintimate too, I only use conditioner when my skin is really dry.

post #1333 of 2060
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I'm getting box 35 (https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/march-2013/march2013bb35) and I'm happy with it.  I do wish that I would have gotten the macadamia oil or the polish strips, but hopefully I'll be able to trade for those items.  I'm excited to try the shave cream and the Make eyeshadow - provided that it's really not the green shown in the photo.  Green is not a good color for me.  I won't use the face primer as I don't care for any of the ones that I've tried and I'm very happy with my current routine.  I really could care less about the shampoo.  I really wish they would send both the shampoo and conditioner as I have a mental block and will only use matching sets, haha.  I did get a Nick Chavez volumizing conditioner in my last QVC test tube, so I'll just throw both in my travel bag and use them eventually.  I love the file as I never seem to have one when I need it.  All in all, not a bad box.

 

I grew disenchanted with Birchbox last fall and cancelled for 4 months and this will be my 3rd box since I re-subbed.  I haven't gotten the best boxes that I've really wanted since I've been back, but I definitely haven't gotten the crap boxes either like I used to get (seriously - I got the lowest box value every single month except once when I got a full size item - the only full size item that I got in a year).  For me, I think that BB has gotten better and started distributing items much better throughout the boxes.  Every single box this month had something that I would have liked to get and try.

post #1334 of 2060

Mine finally updated and I'm getting Box #23 as well.  I'm super excited about the Wei mask since I past samples from Wei have led me to actually buy the product and buy a refill.  Can't wait.  I'm not getting actual pictures of the box so I don't know about the size of the samples.  The weight is .4730 and there are 6 products.  So it's all good to me for he March box.
 

post #1335 of 2060
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I'm getting Box 30.  https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/march-2013/march2013bb30

Pros: Excited to try the Whish shave cream, and the Vasanti brightener. 

Cons: Was SO hoping for Make samples.  :(   And I just saw all the Miss Jessie's and the Curls brand products products at Target yesterday.  And not that BB knows this, but I just bought 2 Sumita eye liners from Coterie yesterday.    

I have decided that I should not look at all the different boxes, to prevent that "grass is always greener" feeling.

post #1336 of 2060
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I'm getting box 35 (https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/march-2013/march2013bb35) and I'm happy with it.  I do wish that I would have gotten the macadamia oil or the polish strips, but hopefully I'll be able to trade for those items.  I'm excited to try the shave cream and the Make eyeshadow - provided that it's really not the green shown in the photo.  Green is not a good color for me.  I won't use the face primer as I don't care for any of the ones that I've tried and I'm very happy with my current routine.  I really could care less about the shampoo.  I really wish they would send both the shampoo and conditioner as I have a mental block and will only use matching sets, haha.  I did get a Nick Chavez volumizing conditioner in my last QVC test tube, so I'll just throw both in my travel bag and use them eventually.  I love the file as I never seem to have one when I need it.  All in all, not a bad box.

 

I grew disenchanted with Birchbox last fall and cancelled for 4 months and this will be my 3rd box since I re-subbed.  I haven't gotten the best boxes that I've really wanted since I've been back, but I definitely haven't gotten the crap boxes either like I used to get (seriously - I got the lowest box value every single month except once when I got a full size item - the only full size item that I got in a year).  For me, I think that BB has gotten better and started distributing items much better throughout the boxes.  Every single box this month had something that I would have liked to get and try.

 



I agree about the box value being more evenly distributed!  I really think they are making an attempt to satisfy customers.  The only drawback to evenness among box value is less full sized products in boxes, which honestly, I'm okay with.  Can't win em all!

post #1337 of 2060
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Originally Posted by MarieS View Post

Mine finally updated and I'm getting Box #23 as well.  I'm super excited about the Wei mask since I past samples from Wei have led me to actually buy the product and buy a refill.  Can't wait.  I'm not getting actual pictures of the box so I don't know about the size of the samples.  The weight is .4730 and there are 6 products.  So it's all good to me for he March box.
 

I got the mask in last months box; it's WONDERFUL.  it's 1 pod and i got 3 uses out it.  I keep debating buying the full size product because i loved it so much.  Just waiting on a good coupon.

post #1338 of 2060
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I agree about the box value being more evenly distributed!  I really think they are making an attempt to satisfy customers.  The only drawback to evenness among box value is less full sized products in boxes, which honestly, I'm okay with.  Can't win em all!

Add me to the list of people happy not to have to play the birchbox lottery. I've been much more satisfied with my boxes even when I'm not getting full size items, there is usually at least 1 or 2 items I want pretty bad in a box, and 2 or so that I'm willing to try. Birchbox has found its way back to my favorite sub...actually at this point, its my only sub, not counting julep since I usually skip that.

post #1339 of 2060

So, I recently signed up for a second Birchbox...  Double the fun, right?  Except this month I have THREE overlapping samples.  ;)  That's the gamble, I suppose.  At least I'll have more to add to my trade list!
 

post #1340 of 2060

I got box 5...which is alright, though the emery board was missing from my box. Sigh. I am indifferent on this month's box but am happy with all the sample sizes - extremely generous in comparison to month's past.

 

If I could have picked a box, I would have liked box 27.

post #1341 of 2060
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I got box 5...which is alright, though the emery board was missing from my box. Sigh. I am indifferent on this month's box but am happy with all the sample sizes - extremely generous in comparison to month's past.

 

If I could have picked a box, I would have liked box 27.

Definitely email them about the emery board.  They will make it right.

post #1342 of 2060
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Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

Definitely email them about the emery board.  They will make it right.


I already have...they are usually good about compensating in some way. Last month my nail polish had leaked (or something) all over the bottle and I emailed them. I never heard back from them but I found 100 points had been awarded to my account to apologize for the mishap.

post #1343 of 2060

Where can you find a listing of the month's boxes by number?
 

post #1344 of 2060
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My box just updated too! Unreasonably bummed out that it's just a picture of the cardboard box and so I don't have a pretty picture to show, but I'm getting: 

 

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WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask

Whish Shave Cream Shaving Cream
Madewell for Birchbox Emery Board
Dermablend Smooth Indulgence SPF 20 Concealer
Stella Cadente Miss Me Discrete? Eau de Toilette
Caldrea Body Lotion
 
I'm not too excited about any of it, though it is the first time in ages that I've had six products to review instead of 4-5. A little disappointed with how lopsided this box is towards the skincare side of things.

 

 

I'm getting the same box (Box #20)!

 

 

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While it's true I didn't get any of the things I was super excited about (nail strips or MAKE eyeshadow) I'm actually not really disappointed, either. Excited to try the WEI and the Stella Cadente. I'm currently without a good concealer or body lotion, so at least those are useful to try. And 6 things to review! It'd been a while. I just hope all the samples are good sizes... and the WEI is worth $5.25 alone, so I feel pretty good about the box.

 

Oh, and I guess I hope the concealer is an appropriate tint. That's the only thing I'm concerned about.

post #1345 of 2060
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Pretty bummed about my box.  I was REALLY hoping for the Benetint OR the Make, followed by the macadamia treatments.  I'm getting Miss Jessie's Shampoo and conditioner, the Whish, the Vasanti and the Sumita color pencil - which would be good, at least it's some color, but it looks like it's blue, which is the last color I'd pick (with hazel eyes).  Oh well!   I'm sure I'll fall in love with something.

Then, one of my favorite samples (the ModelCo Lashxtend Mascara) somehow broke this morning - it's like the thing the brush pulls against on the inside is suddenly gone.  All goopy when it comes out - arg.

Maybe I should switch from Classic to Adventurous?  I'm going to try it.   Wish me luck!

post #1346 of 2060
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Originally Posted by jbird1175 View Post

I got box 5...which is alright, though the emery board was missing from my box. Sigh. I am indifferent on this month's box but am happy with all the sample sizes - extremely generous in comparison to month's past.

 

If I could have picked a box, I would have liked box 27.

 

I am getting box 27 and am ok with it. 

post #1347 of 2060
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Originally Posted by drk51284 View Post

 

I'm getting the same box (Box #20)!

 

 

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While it's true I didn't get any of the things I was super excited about (nail strips or MAKE eyeshadow) I'm actually not really disappointed, either. Excited to try the WEI and the Stella Cadente. I'm currently without a good concealer or body lotion, so at least those are useful to try. And 6 things to review! It'd been a while. I just hope all the samples are good sizes... and the WEI is worth $5.25 alone, so I feel pretty good about the box.

 

Oh, and I guess I hope the concealer is an appropriate tint. That's the only thing I'm concerned about.

 

Six things is HUGE for me! It's been since August '12 that I had a 6-item box. 

 

 

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I've been hearing such good things about the WEI on this board that I'm getting a lot more excited! I never mind the perfume samples either, so it'll be nice to try a new one from a company I've never sampled.

 
But yeah...nail strips! :(

 

post #1348 of 2060
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Originally Posted by jbird1175 View Post

I got box 5...which is alright, though the emery board was missing from my box. Sigh. I am indifferent on this month's box but am happy with all the sample sizes - extremely generous in comparison to month's past.

 

If I could have picked a box, I would have liked box 27.


I'm getting box 27.  I'm a little Indifferent about it.  What makes this one be the box you would want?

post #1349 of 2060

I'm getting box #10.  6 items is cool but the emery board doesn't excite me at all. I also don't like foil packets, but nothing to be done about that, I suppose.

 

I am thrilled to be getting the eyeshadow and primer - YAY! And I am thrilled there isn't a sample perfume anywhere in sight. Might be the best box ever based on lack of perfume sample alone. :P

post #1350 of 2060

I'm happy about it too.  I never got full sized items anyways, so it doesn't bother me at all that there aren't as many any more.  Though I honestly believe that the lack of full size items lately doesn't have to do with Birchbox - I think that the companies that they are getting products from aren't giving full size items as much.  I think that there would be full size items in boxes if Birchbox could get them instead of samples or packets.  Either way though, I am far happier with BB than I was 6 months ago. 

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Add me to the list of people happy not to have to play the birchbox lottery. I've been much more satisfied with my boxes even when I'm not getting full size items, there is usually at least 1 or 2 items I want pretty bad in a box, and 2 or so that I'm willing to try. Birchbox has found its way back to my favorite sub...actually at this point, its my only sub, not counting julep since I usually skip that.

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