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post #301 of 2635
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Originally Posted by tabarhodes View Post

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

Considering how some of us have dozens if not hundreds of Julep polishes... that seems like a bad idea.

post #302 of 2635
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Originally Posted by tabarhodes View Post

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

I really hop they don't start putting Julep polishes in the boxes because I have a subscription with them too.  I love their rollerball cuticle oil though and wouldn't mind having another one of them.  I refuse to pay full price for it though.

post #303 of 2635
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Originally Posted by tabarhodes View Post

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

That would be overkill for me. Especially because there are a ton of brands out there that they haven't sampled.

post #304 of 2635
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Originally Posted by tabarhodes View Post

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

 

I'm definitely hoping that they don't, because, well, if I wanted Julep polishes in a monthly subscription, I'd sub to Julep lol. I'm also currently experiencing a nail polish burn out though, so...

post #305 of 2635
I do not want to start seeing Julep in BB. But, that said, I would prefer getting a Julep polish to a Color Club creme.
post #306 of 2635
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Originally Posted by bellatrix42 View Post

I do not want to start seeing Julep in BB. But, that said, I would prefer getting a Julep polish to a Color Club creme.

Amen. Call me a hater because color club sucks.
post #307 of 2635

I'm with you guys on no more nail polish for a while.  I think I've received a new color every month between my two subscription boxes.  Speaking of polish, has anyone found a non-acetone nail polish remover that actually works?  I've tried a couple different kinds and they don't work very well and/or smell even worse than the acetone kind. 

post #308 of 2635
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Originally Posted by usofjessamerica View Post

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Originally Posted by bellatrix42 View Post

I do not want to start seeing Julep in BB. But, that said, I would prefer getting a Julep polish to a Color Club creme.

Amen. Call me a hater because color club sucks.

I love Color Club. I've had nothing but good experiences with their polish.

post #309 of 2635
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Originally Posted by bellatrix42 View Post

I do not want to start seeing Julep in BB. But, that said, I would prefer getting a Julep polish to a Color Club creme.

Amen. Call me a hater because color club sucks.

I love Color Club. I've had nothing but good experiences with their polish.

Ditto. Except the wanderlust pastels (or at least the green shade I got) was a bit tricky to apply and chipped a lot faster than my other CC shades but I tend to have that problem with pastel creams from any brand. 

post #310 of 2635
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Ditto. Except the wanderlust pastels (or at least the green shade I got) was a bit tricky to apply and chipped a lot faster than my other CC shades but I tend to have that problem with pastel creams from any brand. 

Weirdly enough my wanderlust pastel lasted a lot longer than the shade i got in the other exclusive collection (the name escapes me). But the color i had from the other collection was put a pin in it and i think the sheerness just made it a lot thinner than their cremes. It barely lasted a day.

post #311 of 2635
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Originally Posted by LadyK View Post

I'm with you guys on no more nail polish for a while.  I think I've received a new color every month between my two subscription boxes.  Speaking of polish, has anyone found a non-acetone nail polish remover that actually works?  I've tried a couple different kinds and they don't work very well and/or smell even worse than the acetone kind. 

Zoya's remover is supposed to be awesome, and I think it's acetone free.. I haven't tried it yet though, but there are also some recipes online to make your own - you add essential oils for fragrance, so it can smell however you want it to!

post #312 of 2635
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Originally Posted by kira685 View Post

Zoya's remover is supposed to be awesome, and I think it's acetone free.. I haven't tried it yet though, but there are also some recipes online to make your own - you add essential oils for fragrance, so it can smell however you want it to!

Zoya nail polish remover is one of the best out there. I just can't stand lavender scent. I just hope they consider more of universal scent. Yes, there's a reciepe out there for glitter removal (so easy) mixing with Zoya polish remover with something else. I can't remember.
post #313 of 2635
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Originally Posted by kira685 View Post

Zoya's remover is supposed to be awesome, and I think it's acetone free.. I haven't tried it yet though, but there are also some recipes online to make your own - you add essential oils for fragrance, so it can smell however you want it to!

Remove+ is definitely not Acetone free.

 

(courtesy of http://horrendouscolor.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/zoya-remove-plus-possible-dupe/) As the blogger mentions, 2-propanone is another name for acetone.

post #314 of 2635
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Remove+ is definitely not Acetone free.



(courtesy of http://horrendouscolor.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/zoya-remove-plus-possible-dupe/
) As the blogger mentions, 2-propanone is another name for acetone.

They never dry out my cuticles. Other cheap brand polish removers with actetone dries out my cuticles no matter what. Maybe it's not actetone? I don't know. Zoya seems to the the only one that doesn't dry out.
post #315 of 2635

My mystery pack:

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Traditions Yucca Shampooing Cream and

Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Lipgloss in Hush

 

meh

 

Nothing terribly exciting.

post #316 of 2635

My mystery pack was Nuance Volumizing Conditioner and a Sumita Eyeshadow pencil in Green. I am so disappointed, I was hoping for some Nuxe oil.

post #317 of 2635

really enjoying seeing what everyone has been getting in their mystery packs! for a free item, i definitely would be happy to get any of them (still lusting after the NARS pack though). the sample sizes seem nicer than their normal pick two packs.

post #318 of 2635
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Originally Posted by lexxies22 View Post

They never dry out my cuticles. Other cheap brand polish removers with actetone dries out my cuticles no matter what. Maybe it's not actetone? I don't know. Zoya seems to the the only one that doesn't dry out.

I think I can tell you why: glycerin. Zoya Remove is acetone, water, and glycerin with scent and coloring to make it look and smell different from most other removers. That's it. You can DIY it and avoid the lavender scent.
post #319 of 2635
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Originally Posted by LadyK View Post

I'm with you guys on no more nail polish for a while.  I think I've received a new color every month between my two subscription boxes.  Speaking of polish, has anyone found a non-acetone nail polish remover that actually works?  I've tried a couple different kinds and they don't work very well and/or smell even worse than the acetone kind. 

 

OPI's is the only one I've ever tried (I was on a cruise ship and forgot to pack polish remover, and it was the only one they were selling) and it did take the polish I was wearing right off, but it left my fingers with a really weird dry but slippery feeling if I rubbed them together. I had to wash my hands multiple times before the feeling went away. My hands/nails are pretty durable though so I usually just pick up the first cheap polish remover I see when I need a new bottle and I don't really care if it's acetone free or not lol.

post #320 of 2635
Does anyone know how long it usually takes to receive your box? I received my invite a week ago & immediately subscribed & my card was charged but I have not yet received any word on my box or had my "box" page update on their website...
post #321 of 2635
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Originally Posted by mooreeeg View Post

Does anyone know how long it usually takes to receive your box? I received my invite a week ago & immediately subscribed & my card was charged but I have not yet received any word on my box or had my "box" page update on their website...

If you subscribed after the 14th or 15th you'll get the August box, and it ships by the 10th.
post #322 of 2635
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Originally Posted by gemstone View Post

If you subscribed after the 14th or 15th you'll get the August box, and it ships by the 10th.
Will I be charged again in August though?
post #323 of 2635
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

I love Color Club. I've had nothing but good experiences with their polish.

I've had great luck with Color Club polishes too.  Its one of my favorite brands.  I had a Julep sub, but canceled after the 1st month.  Maybe I got a bad box, but the polishes I got were awful.  I loved the shades, but one was so runny I couldn't get it to adhere to my nails, and another one chipped about an hour after I put it on.  I know a lot of people really love Julep polishes though, so maybe its just me.  I could be wrong, but I doubt Birchbox would include a Julep polish since Julep has their own subscription service.  I would think they might be afraid someone would cancel Birchbox in order to spend their money on a Julep sub.

post #324 of 2635
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Originally Posted by mooreeeg View Post

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Originally Posted by gemstone View Post

If you subscribed after the 14th or 15th you'll get the August box, and it ships by the 10th.
Will I be charged again in August though?

If you haven't already got an e-mail saying your box has shipped, you were charged for the August box and they won't charge you again in August. Birchbox charges every month on the 1st, at least in my experience, even if it's a weekend. You'll see the next charge on September 1st for the September box. The charge happened early because it's your 1st box, but that's the only time they don't charge on the 1st of the month.

Welcome to Birchbox.
post #325 of 2635
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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

If you haven't already got an e-mail saying your box has shipped, you were charged for the August box and they won't charge you again in August. Birchbox charges every month on the 1st, at least in my experience, even if it's a weekend. You'll see the next charge on September 1st for the September box. The charge happened early because it's your 1st box, but that's the only time they don't charge on the 1st of the month.

Welcome to Birchbox.
Very helpful! Thank you!! smile.gif
post #326 of 2635
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Originally Posted by mooreeeg View Post

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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

If you haven't already got an e-mail saying your box has shipped, you were charged for the August box and they won't charge you again in August. Birchbox charges every month on the 1st, at least in my experience, even if it's a weekend. You'll see the next charge on September 1st for the September box. The charge happened early because it's your 1st box, but that's the only time they don't charge on the 1st of the month.

Welcome to Birchbox.
Very helpful! Thank you!! smile.gif
You're Welcome.
post #327 of 2635
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Originally Posted by celiajuno View Post

My mystery pack was Nuance Volumizing Conditioner and a Sumita Eyeshadow pencil in Green. I am so disappointed, I was hoping for some Nuxe oil.

Have you tried the green pencil yet?  I got that same pencil (along with a sucky cc nail polish in clambake coral) last week in a pick two pack.  I was scared and unexcited by the pencil at first, but it turned out it looked fantastic and had great staying power! 

 

I just got my latest BB order in the mail today, with a new mystery 2 pack.  I ended up with a cloth face mask single use thingy, and some hand cream.  The hand cream smells very strong, but it works nice.  I was going to buy a small tube of hand cream from them in my order placed last night, glad I didn't now. 

 

I still have two more mystery packs on the way.  I hope I end up with some good stuff.  So far I haven't ended up with a dud product except for 1 cc nail polish. 

post #328 of 2635
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

I think I can tell you why: glycerin. Zoya Remove is acetone, water, and glycerin with scent and coloring to make it look and smell different from most other removers. That's it. You can DIY it and avoid the lavender scent.

Yes! Thank you! I will go find that recipe! I go thru Zoya very quickly.
post #329 of 2635
Very new to Birchbox. How do you get the mystery items?
post #330 of 2635
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Originally Posted by thebeverley3 View Post

Very new to Birchbox. How do you get the mystery items?

it's a pick two sample pack from the birchbox bonus shop that you can get for free if you spend $35+ in the birchbox shop. they have regular pick twos that show you what two samples you get, or the mystery pack which is totally random items.

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