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post #661 of 2635
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Originally Posted by normajean2008 View Post

I hope I get some foot wipes!  I hate shoes, so between bare feet and flip flops/sandals, I go through baby wipes like toilet paper.  They don't smell the best though, I'd love to try these wipes featured!

Also would like to try the eyeliner and lipstick. 

My family always uses baby wipes too! My mom just never stopped buying them after my little brother grew out of them bahah. They're so convenient, but I'd love a better scented option.

post #662 of 2635
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

None of the products in the video are super exciting for me. I wouldn't mind getting most of them, just nothing I MUST have. 

 

I am, however, expecting to get the Beauty Protector spray. Mostly because I just finally ordered the full size after not getting it in my box so undoubtedly it will finally show up :-P

 

I got the sample first, then the big bottle... but when we went home to visit family for 3 weeks, I refilled my sample bottle from the big bottle and took that.  So it does come in handy to have both icon_cheesygrin.gif

 

I really hope I get an InStain blush that was sampled last month... I was seriously excited to get Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl, but I WANTED A BLUSH.  Lol first world problems....

post #663 of 2635
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Originally Posted by yousoldtheworld View Post

Nicole posts here, yes? Or am I crazy? ha. Birchbox famous. smile.gif

I like most of the items in the preview...I would love the Whish correcting gel!

Whhhhhaaaatttt?! That is CRAZY! : D
post #664 of 2635
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

None of the products in the video are super exciting for me. I wouldn't mind getting most of them, just nothing I MUST have. 

 

I am, however, expecting to get the Beauty Protector spray. Mostly because I just finally ordered the full size after not getting it in my box so undoubtedly it will finally show up :-P

 

I got the sample first, then the big bottle... but when we went home to visit family for 3 weeks, I refilled my sample bottle from the big bottle and took that.  So it does come in handy to have both icon_cheesygrin.gif

 

I really hope I get an InStain blush that was sampled last month... I was seriously excited to get Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl, but I WANTED A BLUSH.  Lol first world problems....

 

I have very limited storage space in my bathroom so I keep the mini in the medicine cabinet with my other hair goop and the full size stays in a different location where I keep the "big" stuff. I refill as necessary. lol

post #665 of 2635
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Originally Posted by NicoleRoyer View Post

Whhhhhaaaatttt?! That is CRAZY! : D

I thought the same thing! I was like, "Hey! I 'know' her!" wink.gif
post #666 of 2635
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

My family always uses baby wipes too! My mom just never stopped buying them after my little brother grew out of them bahah. They're so convenient, but I'd love a better scented option.

haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps baby wipes around despite not having little kids around anymore. They're just handy for so many things!

 

I too woudln't mind getting the foot wipes! :)

post #667 of 2635
Am I dense? What is the Whish correcting gel for?
post #668 of 2635

Baby wipes are awesome! I have 2 kiddos still in diapers full time so we definitely use a lot there but I'd say a good 1/2 of our wipes are used for other things - they're pretty awesome at getting crayon off the wall ;-) Thank goodness for Costco! 

post #669 of 2635
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

None of the products in the video are super exciting for me. I wouldn't mind getting most of them, just nothing I MUST have. 

 

I am, however, expecting to get the Beauty Protector spray. Mostly because I just finally ordered the full size after not getting it in my box so undoubtedly it will finally show up :-P

 

I got the sample first, then the big bottle... but when we went home to visit family for 3 weeks, I refilled my sample bottle from the big bottle and took that.  So it does come in handy to have both icon_cheesygrin.gif

 

I really hope I get an InStain blush that was sampled last month... I was seriously excited to get Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl, but I WANTED A BLUSH.  Lol first world problems....

Good point! And now that I've gotten it, tried it, and smelled it I wouldn't mind a sample size either. I might start using this stuff as a room spray, lol!

post #670 of 2635
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post

Am I dense? What is the Whish correcting gel for?

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/whish-correcting-gel

 

i was wondering too and then found that link. i guess it looks like an all around anti-aging thing, particularly for sunburns? i'm actually really liking the sound of it.

post #671 of 2635

i think i found the placeholder for the august box links. they're 404ing through #23, but they might end up having more variations.

 

https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-1/august-2013/august-2013-bb23

post #672 of 2635

looks like i'm in the minority and i don't mind the sneak peak videos, in fact i found this month's cute and silly. i can understand it, they market themselves as fun and the videos have a whimsical feel to them so the cheesy half acting and girly feel fit.

 

also, i have no problem with the super girly voices. so many of us women do a higher 'girlier' voice on the phone or for recordings...a lot. without even noticing it. most of my friends do it, and they don't even realize. I think a part of it is we get surprised as to how much lower our voices sound played back to us so they may just be changing it a little too much to account for the change. i may not want to talk a certain way but i'm not going to criticize a woman's value for doing so.

 

nothing wow-ed me but I liked a lot of the brands so I'm sure there will be at least something worth trying in my box

post #673 of 2635
I really love all the videos. I love the enthusiasm. I'm sure if the videos were more toned down then people would say the videos were on the dull side. Thank-you super Moderator lady for the info on the Whish item I was wondering about that too. Also for the link for boxes. I like the sneak peaks especially the Mally and Model lipstick. Hoping for a great box. MUT members are the Bomb!
post #674 of 2635
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Originally Posted by evildrporkchop View Post

I find their manner of speaking to be artificial and affected. I know they're just trying to be enthusiastic and I'm sure they're perfectly nice women, but I would find them a helluva lot more relatable if they dialed it down a notch.

And I agree. I don't see where the products tie into the theme. Foot wipes? I don't know...

I'd just about be willing to bet the farm that I get the foot wipes. Foot wipes? ahahahahahah Yeah, I'm going to pop right on over and get those, lol.

post #675 of 2635

Funny, I always think I have a lower voice but then I hear a recording and its weird how high my voice is... and I have a smallllllll lisp on my s's. There goes my oscar *sigh*. 

post #676 of 2635

I want foot wipes! I use baby wipes to wipe my feet down all the time. I just hate having dirty feet, and it's much more of a problem during sandal season. I would also love the eyeliner or the hair treatment.

 

Bummed that they're teasing me with that deodorant! I'd love to get some deodorant in my Birchbox, but I don't think they're sampling it. :( And please, NO LIPSTICK! (I may be the only one that feels that way...)

 

I hope they don't do that thing with the cymbals in the videos from now on and that that's just a "finishing school" thing. Kind of obnoxious.

post #677 of 2635
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

 

It's actually a new vocal trend/linguistic shift called a "vocal fry":  drawing out the last vocal sound in a sentence using a flat, guttural tone, and "uptalk":  ending with an inquisitive uptick.  (I combine them and use it to annoy my husband sometimes when I say "I know, riiiiight?")

 

It's personal opinion as to whether it's annoying, amusing, or even endearing.  NY Times did a recent article on it:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/science/young-women-often-trendsetters-in-vocal-patterns.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

ETA:  kawaiimeows, love the new profile pic!


OMG YES KAWAII, you look GORGEOUS! patches.gif

 

and how am I so behind on this thread?! I missed the sneak peek vid!

post #678 of 2635
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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

Good point! And now that I've gotten it, tried it, and smelled it I wouldn't mind a sample size either. I might start using this stuff as a room spray, lol!

Have you tried Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume? It's what Beauty Protector reminded me a bit of, when I got it. :)

post #679 of 2635

I also keep a stash of baby wipes and have yet to have kids. They're great for wiping down your pets when they get themselves in some sort of mess or for wiping off cat dander. The baby wipes are much cheaper than the pet wipes sold in pet stores and basically have the some ingredients. 

post #680 of 2635
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Originally Posted by CheshireCookie View Post


OMG YES KAWAII, you look GORGEOUS! patches.gif

 

and how am I so behind on this thread?! I missed the sneak peek vid!

awww thanks cookie! the smile in your new pic is just so adorable icon_cheesygrin.gif

post #681 of 2635

I'd love to try the lipstick. But I'll stick with the baby wipes, and peppermint foot spray from the dollar store, for my feet.

post #682 of 2635

I heard Puffs started doing this wet tissue *googles*

 

Puffs Fresh Face tissues: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=485542&catid=184276&aid=333840&aparam=QFGLnEolOWg-gjYjuCtMiOPC6K8flZM4Xg

 

Which I'm sure will be nicer to use than baby wipes (no fragrance). 

post #683 of 2635

Kind of off topic, but still Birch Box related.  (I figured none of you ladies would mind since the boxes haven't rolled out yet :) )

 

A lot of you ladies ordered full size Suki scrubs and got weird/questionable jars.  When you contacted Birch Box, did they make/ask you to send the bad jars back to them? 

 

I have been using Visanti scrub, which is great, but I'm tired of the smell.  So I finally broke down and bought a jar of Suki this week, and it arrived today, Yay!  Smells fantastic! 

 

Except... it arrived with a heavily scratched up broken lid (does not seal), a clearly visible finger swipe along the excess scrub stuck to inside of lid, half visible finger swipe across the top of the scrub in the jar, and a smooshed up box where you open it on the bottom-like somebody either dropped it or pried it open.  It looks like a returned product accidentally sent back out, either that or it was tampered with. 

 

I took pictures, and I'm about to email Birch Box about it, but I was just wondering how they dealt with the problems recently with you ladies. 

 

 

 

 

 

post #684 of 2635
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Originally Posted by normajean2008 View Post

Kind of off topic, but still Birch Box related.  (I figured none of you ladies would mind since the boxes haven't rolled out yet :) )

 

A lot of you ladies ordered full size Suki scrubs and got weird/questionable jars.  When you contacted Birch Box, did they make/ask you to send the bad jars back to them? 

 

I have been using Visanti scrub, which is great, but I'm tired of the smell.  So I finally broke down and bought a jar of Suki this week, and it arrived today, Yay!  Smells fantastic! 

 

Except... it arrived with a heavily scratched up broken lid (does not seal), a clearly visible finger swipe along the excess scrub stuck to inside of lid, half visible finger swipe across the top of the scrub in the jar, and a smooshed up box where you open it on the bottom-like somebody either dropped it or pried it open.  It looks like a returned product accidentally sent back out, either that or it was tampered with. 

 

I took pictures, and I'm about to email Birch Box about it, but I was just wondering how they dealt with the problems recently with you ladies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've never heard of anyone being asked to send anything back when it came to damaged products.

post #685 of 2635
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Originally Posted by yousoldtheworld View Post

 

I've never heard of anyone being asked to send anything back when it came to damaged products.

same. i've always heard of them sending a replacement but not asking for the damaged one. you have pictures showing everything so i'm sure you won't have any problems.

post #686 of 2635
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Originally Posted by jannie135 View Post

I heard Puffs started doing this wet tissue *googles*

 

Puffs Fresh Face tissues: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=485542&catid=184276&aid=333840&aparam=QFGLnEolOWg-gjYjuCtMiOPC6K8flZM4Xg

 

Which I'm sure will be nicer to use than baby wipes (no fragrance). 

 

$5 for 45 wipes is pretty steep. You can get 792 unscented baby wipes from Target for $13.99. That's enough to wipe your feet twice a day for a year and still have 62 left over! If it's good enough for a baby's butt, it's good enough for my feet! lol

post #687 of 2635
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

same. i've always heard of them sending a replacement but not asking for the damaged one. you have pictures showing everything so i'm sure you won't have any problems.

That's good to know.  I guess I'll hang on to the smaller shipping box, juuuust in case they ask me to send it back, and throw the bigger one and extra packing stuff away. 

 

Meanwhile I'll have to find a new place to stash it til I hear from them.  Apparently one of my cats loves the lemon smell of it, and wont leave it alone.  (I thought cats were supposed to not like citrus, lol?)

post #688 of 2635

I don't think I'll ever stop buying baby wipes, even though my youngest just finished potty training (YAY!!!!).  Amazon automatically mails a huge box of them to me every other month.  Loooooove the cucumber/green tea scent from Huggies.  I still use them for wiping down bathroom counters, getting stuff off the walls/floors/ceilings (boys, right!?), and pretty much anything else you can think of.  Baby wipes rock!

post #689 of 2635

I'm excited for the Ann Taylor offer! And I hope that I get to try Mally this month!

post #690 of 2635

Wow! Somehow I got 10 pages behind. Glad I stopped by to see the sneak peek vid. For some reason, I can NEVER seem to find them on youtube. Oh well. Nothing super exciting for me this month. I would like one of the model co lipsticks and some of the rest looks ok, but it isn't like last month where I wanted the Instain so bad I couldn't stand it. (And I was lucky enough to actually get it--yah!) At any rate, there are other things they sent out recently I'd love to try more than the featured August products--especially the WEI mud mask and beads. So I hope we see those again. But I guess I'm up for most anything as long as it is a good box--ie, no packet samples, no shampoo or conditioner, no ugly nail polish, etc. By the way, whoever first posted that sneak peek video--A BIG, BIG THANK YOU!!!

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