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post #271 of 2635

My second Birchbox order came today and with it, another pick two...

 

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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil (0.33 fl oz) and Nuance Lights, Camera, Action Eye Trio in Sapphire/Silver Shimmer

post #272 of 2635

Mine was Caudalie oil and Ojon volumizing shampoo!  The stupid-on-my-part thing is that I keep acquiring volumizing shampoo through trades and freebies like this (although I didn't pick it this time around), and one of the last things my hair needs right now is volume.  I should look into finding a real hair stylist instead of the started-as-tattoo-and-barber-shop chain I've been going to since 1992 and get a real consultation.  And also STOP SEARCHING OUT VOLUMIZING STUFF.  But I know I'm going to keep and use this stuff anyway because I can't seem to stop thinking that I'm supposed to be using it.

post #273 of 2635

Okay so I just signed up for birchbox on the 16th so I'm new. I've read before about seeing what's in your box before you get it? How do you go about doing that? TIA!

post #274 of 2635
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Originally Posted by emily9763 View Post


I haven't heard good things about the balla powder... my husband didn't like it at all and he actually said he would prefer to use corn starch over the balla.

 

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Originally Posted by barbyechick View Post

 

the drinkwell is an awesome concept but if you read the description its kinda lame, you're supposed to take 3 before drinking and 3 after, I think. the bf noticed no effect (granted hard to tell with one use)

 

you would probably do just as well drinking coconut water (or equivalent), before enjoying beer.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Beeyutifull View Post

The balla powder smells very manly.

 

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Originally Posted by Beeyutifull View Post

But to say about the balla powder my bf does like it a lot. It smells super good on him.

 

Hmm, maybe I'd be better off with a mystery pick two, then.... I don't mind manly scents but I could probably just as easily use other body powders, and the drinkwel could easily be replaced with some self control and/or extra hydration. Thank you for the input!!

post #275 of 2635
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Originally Posted by KayEss View Post

 

 

 

 

Hmm, maybe I'd be better off with a mystery pick two, then.... I don't mind manly scents but I could probably just as easily use other body powders, and the drinkwel could easily be replaced with some self control and/or extra hydration. Thank you for the input!!

If you are looking into body powders, I have lush's silky underwear and I'm obsessed with it.  

i have the smallest bottle and it seems like it will last forever.

post #276 of 2635
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Originally Posted by Dayo Steph View Post

Not sure if it's already been covered elsewhere and I missed it, but any tricks on tweaking your profile to get more makeup and fewer lotions/hair products? I've been subbed for over a year, and it started out great, but now I'm getting foil packet junk every box, and no makeup.  I tried lowering my age by 20 years (I'm 40) and still received 3 different body lotions and 1 hair product this month plus the bobby pins. Ugh.

Here's my box history and my profile is under the cut. I get makeup items every month since I lied about being a teenager.

 

 

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post #277 of 2635
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Originally Posted by emily9763 View Post

This was my "mystery pack"

 

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Full size($36 value) Stila one step skin tone illuminating bronzing serum
and a small packet of the Thymes Lotus Santal body lotion


 

nice! i remember when they gave out that first item in boxes last spring (2012).

post #278 of 2635
I barely keep up with these threads now that I do not get BB, so I can't recall which month it was that people received the Instain blushes. I discovered tonight a neat little trick with them I know I have a wee bit of an issue with them blending nicely. I used the ELF small stippling brush to apply Lace to my cheeks tonight and wow did it turn out amazing.



Just thought I'd share my helpful tip. smile.gif
post #279 of 2635
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Originally Posted by MissTrix View Post

My second Birchbox order came today and with it, another pick two...

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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil (0.33 fl oz) and Nuance Lights, Camera, Action Eye Trio in Sapphire/Silver Shimmer

Wow that's an awesome pick two! I actually have the eye trio in that color but have yet to try it since I haven't had a reason to wear bold colors lately.
post #280 of 2635
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post


Wow that's an awesome pick two! I actually have the eye trio in that color but have yet to try it since I haven't had a reason to wear bold colors lately.

You need a reason? LOL (jk) 

post #281 of 2635

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, because it's technically BB man, but I wasn't sure where to post it,

 

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https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/august-2013/august13box6 I am envious of the apron, I want cool extras of that kind of caliber, not gum, or pens.

post #282 of 2635
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Originally Posted by hiheather View Post

I barely keep up with these threads now that I do not get BB, so I can't recall which month it was that people received the Instain blushes. I discovered tonight a neat little trick with them I know I have a wee bit of an issue with them blending nicely. I used the ELF small stippling brush to apply Lace to my cheeks tonight and wow did it turn out amazing.



Just thought I'd share my helpful tip. smile.gif
Thanks for the tip! Gotta try that out with some of my super duper pigmented blushes. It's so easy to apply too much! Also you look gorgeous!
post #283 of 2635
Whattt! I would absolutely rock an apron if we got it in a BB.

Actually, now that I think of it.... It seems that BB gears men's boxes toward item types that "men don't have..but they should" whereas the women's box seems to run a "essentials for everyday women who already have everything they could possible need" attitude
post #284 of 2635
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Originally Posted by brittneygg View Post

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, because it's technically BB man, but I wasn't sure where to post it,

 

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https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/august-2013/august13box6 I am envious of the apron, I want cool extras of that kind of caliber, not gum, or pens.

Also keep in mind that men's subs are $20 with the same amount of points back for reviews, so...instead of essentially paying $5 for a box the men's subscribers pay $15. That's why they get the cool extras....of course I'd be thrilled to try out a "Birchbox plus" and pay a little more, but they do pay more so their extras are going to be a little swankier.

post #285 of 2635
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Originally Posted by gemstone View Post

If you are looking into body powders, I have lush's silky underwear and I'm obsessed with it.  

i have the smallest bottle and it seems like it will last forever.

Yes, I was thinking about that one! It's good to hear you liked it. They had a couple of scents if I remember right but I think silky underwear was the one I wanted...the problem with that is that Lush charges for shipping (the closest one is about an hour away)...which means I want to buy other stuff to "make the order worth it" Dangerous for what is essentially fancy talcum powder. But, hey, I haven't ordered from them in quite awhile.

post #286 of 2635
On the topic of paying a little more, I would pay a little more for better shipping!
post #287 of 2635

Their shipping has gotten so, so much better. I ordered the CEW boxes on Wednesday and they're already out for delivery! I also placed an order on Tuesday and it was delivered yesterday.

post #288 of 2635

Agreed- I heard from a bunch of people here on MUT that birchbox sent out some e-mails apologizing for the slow shipping they had been having with Newgistics, and that they were going back to their old shipping (USPS). I never got that e-mail though, so I didn't know if the change had applied to me.. but it did! It only takes me maybe two business days to get any birchbox orders now! yay!

post #289 of 2635
Mine is still sllllloooooowwww. I ordered on Sunday and it's spent 3 days bouncing around New Jersey. I have at least 2 days left, which puts it here Monday or Tuesday. frown.gif
post #290 of 2635
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Originally Posted by normajean2008 View Post

You need a reason? LOL (jk) 

Hahaha well I've been interning at a prosecutors office all summer and half of my months have been spent in court. So the opportunity just hasn't arisen ;]
post #291 of 2635
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Originally Posted by AshJs3 View Post

Mine is still sllllloooooowwww. I ordered on Sunday and it's spent 3 days bouncing around New Jersey. I have at least 2 days left, which puts it here Monday or Tuesday. frown.gif

Mine as well, it went from NJ to Florida (but I live in VA...), to VA, had a delivery date of yesterday and is finally out for delivery in VA today.  I'm most interested in my mystery two pack, so much so that I want to go home at lunch to open it and see what's in there.

post #292 of 2635
My order with a mystery pick two showed up today. I got the Caudalie Divine Oil and Lancôme Hypnose Mascara. I like both products, but I'm a little disappointed because I've already tried samples of both. Oh well.
post #293 of 2635

I just got my mystery pick two! :) Nick Chavez Volume Shampoo (2 fl. oz.) and another Lulu powder sample (which I am happy about because I just used my old sample up and I really liked it, it is just really messy)

post #294 of 2635
Here is my mystery pick 2. Nuxe Huile prodigieuse and Sarah McNamara microderm. Not bad!
post #295 of 2635
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Originally Posted by shy32 View Post

Here is my mystery pick 2. Nuxe Huile prodigieuse and Sarah McNamara microderm. Not bad!

Ooooh! LOVE it! wink.gif
post #296 of 2635
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Originally Posted by brittneygg View Post

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, because it's technically BB man, but I wasn't sure where to post it,

 

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https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/august-2013/august13box6 I am envious of the apron, I want cool extras of that kind of caliber, not gum, or pens.

Wow. *I* want that box, that is awesome!

post #297 of 2635
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post


Wow that's an awesome pick two! I actually have the eye trio in that color but have yet to try it since I haven't had a reason to wear bold colors lately.

If it helps, I got that color in my Nuance box, and have used it a couple times. It goes on pretty sheer, so it isn't all that bold. I haven't used the liner, though, because black IS usually too bold for my everyday look. :)

post #298 of 2635
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Originally Posted by DorotaD View Post

Thanks for the tip! Gotta try that out with some of my super duper pigmented blushes. It's so easy to apply too much! Also you look gorgeous!

Yea, I usually end up looking like I caked blush on, even with a light hand! Thanks! smile.gif
post #299 of 2635
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Originally Posted by angienharry View Post


So jealous. That was a great one! Here's mine I got it today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Ojan volumizing shampoo 1 oz, and Ada cosmetics peach bronzer. I've never heard of Ada before and I love my current bronzer and peach sounds like a strange color for a bronzer. I will probably still try it in the winter when I'm a little paler, but not so thrilled with mine mystery pick two. Luck of the draw I guess🎁

I have the Ada peach bronzer--I use it as a blush.  

post #300 of 2635

Is anyone else secretly, or not so secretly hoping they don't start sending out Julep polish in the boxes now? lol

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