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post #61 of 2326
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Yeesh, $10 for 5mL? That's even more absurd than the other new one they introduced that was 5.5mL for $8. This is getting ridiculous. I don't think there's a lot of difference between say, 14mL and 15mL, but there's a huge difference between, say, 5mL and 15mL. That's 3x as many manicures. :\
 

At that price, a full size (15mL) = $30! that's more expensive than the luxury brands. NOOOOO thank you

And honestly even  though they're a NY brand, I'd consider their beauty products to be unestablished IMO. Sorry y'all, but you're not Chanel.

post #62 of 2326
Is it sad that I am excited to get the nail polish for the trade value only. I have a feeling there will be many people looking to collect other colors.
post #63 of 2326
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Originally Posted by Charity1217 View Post

Is it sad that I am excited to get the nail polish for the trade value only. I have a feeling there will be many people looking to collect other colors.

 

Nope..  I feel the same way.  I actually caved and got a second 3 month sub with my points because it would be coming in this next box.  I can't keep Birchbox points in my account to save my life!  Haha

post #64 of 2326
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Originally Posted by elizabethrose View Post

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Originally Posted by Charity1217 View Post

Is it sad that I am excited to get the nail polish for the trade value only. I have a feeling there will be many people looking to collect other colors.

 

Nope..  I feel the same way.  I actually caved and got a second 3 month sub with my points because it would be coming in this next box.  I can't keep Birchbox points in my account to save my life!  Haha

Ha! I just joined the 2nd sub club too and seeing that these would be in our next box was definitely one of the deciding factors. Of course I'll probably end up with dupe colors because I'm awesome at jinxing things like that :-D

post #65 of 2326
Thread Starter 

Is there a way to add a second one-time box w/o opening another subscription?

post #66 of 2326
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Is there a way to add a second one-time box w/o opening another subscription?

Gift it to yourself but it has to be a different email address. Thank goddness I'm getting two!! (I have two accounts) maybe 3 because my MIL doesn't understand Birchbox concept so she has 6 months sub so she probably give me one. I will be praying for no 3 dups !
post #67 of 2326

Since we're talking about tiny nail polishes, I saw literally the tiniest bottle of nail polish at Marshall's today O_O

 

 

 

LOL this is the future of nail polish. from now on: $20 for this bottle! on sale at marshall's for $10 biggrin.gif

post #68 of 2326
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Since we're talking about tiny nail polishes, I saw literally the tiniest bottle of nail polish at Marshall's today O_O

 

 

 

 

LOL this is the future of nail polish. from now on: $20 for this bottle! on sale at marshall's for $10 biggrin.gif

That is crazy!  Is it made from REAL unicorns' tears?  laughno.gif

post #69 of 2326
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Since we're talking about tiny nail polishes, I saw literally the tiniest bottle of nail polish at Marshall's today O_O

 

 

 

LOL this is the future of nail polish. from now on: $20 for this bottle! on sale at marshall's for $10 biggrin.gif

 

I wouldn't even pay $5 for that. This influx of overpriced nailpolish as of lately has me really angry ahahha.

post #70 of 2326
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Since we're talking about tiny nail polishes, I saw literally the tiniest bottle of nail polish at Marshall's today O_O

 

 

 

LOL this is the future of nail polish. from now on: $20 for this bottle! on sale at marshall's for $10 biggrin.gif


Omg LOL that doesnt even look like enough to do 1 mani.  I like at least 3-4 coats and I don't see it in there.

post #71 of 2326
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Apparently I have hipster skin.  It loves organic skincare from small(er) companies.

LOL at "hipster skin"

post #72 of 2326
Hi ladies! I hate to break this. I've been reading and hearing that BB sponsoring Anne Taylor events have been terrible. Some are saying that bloggers (guest hosting) don't stay long and leave for like an hr. That, they ran out of BB before some guests were able to get it. It made sounded like bloggers got some VIP treatment. I don't know how these events work. One said other BB event was unorganized and some haven't even gotten BB gifts bec they just sold out within first 5 mins. I'd thought I'd give you the heads up. Hopefully maybe other locations may do better.
post #73 of 2326
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Originally Posted by lexxies22 View Post

Hi ladies! I hate to break this. I've been reading and hearing that BB sponsoring Anne Taylor events have been terrible. Some are saying that bloggers (guest hosting) don't stay long and leave for like an hr. That, they ran out of BB before some guests were able to get it. It made sounded like bloggers got some VIP treatment. I don't know how these events work. One said other BB event was unorganized and some haven't even gotten BB gifts bec they just sold out within first 5 mins. I'd thought I'd give you the heads up. Hopefully maybe other locations may do better.

There's been varying experiences in the August Birchbox thread. It sounds like the people who had better experiences were at less crowded locations. From what I gathered based on people's descriptions though they always seem to be first come first serve, so I think speculating that they're giving preferential treatment to some could just be catty rumors from people who are mad that they didn't get something for free.

post #74 of 2326

Who just caved and got a second Birchbox just for the extra Ruffian polish?  Yup.  This girl.  arco.gif

 

Hopefully my profiles are different enough to get both a) different boxes and b) different colors of nail polish! 

post #75 of 2326
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

There's been varying experiences in the August Birchbox thread. It sounds like the people who had better experiences were at less crowded locations. From what I gathered based on people's descriptions though they always seem to be first come first serve, so I think speculating that they're giving preferential treatment to some could just be catty rumors from people who are mad that they didn't get something for free.

I agree with that. I m sure some ladies were kinda catty enough to be mad for not getting anything free from waiting in a line for an hour or so. I haven't been reading the August forum since I unsubsribed it maybe I should go back and catch up. It's kinda sad that you know it's free box big deal sometimes its one of those things happens at events. I would be happy to meet people and mingle away if there was any more free gift or not.
post #76 of 2326
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Originally Posted by lexxies22 View Post


I agree with that. I m sure some ladies were kinda catty enough to be mad for not getting anything free from waiting in a line for an hour or so. I haven't been reading the August forum since I unsubsribed it maybe I should go back and catch up. It's kinda sad that you know it's free box big deal sometimes its one of those things happens at events. I would be happy to meet people and mingle away if there was any more free gift or not.

 

I went to the Chicago one and had a great time :/  I got there right at 6, got my Birchbox(es) I grabbed one for a friend, got the Juice Beauty makeover, spent very little for a very big payoff, got the scarf, and made a friend.  I can see how people would have been frustrated, but they just really started handing out Birchboxes and you had to be there at the very beginning (there was no line)- I was lucky cause I was already toward that part of the store and I had my tickets printed.  Apparently my clerk shouldn't have given me the extra 30% on my Final Sale clearance items, but she did, I managed to get there right in time for a scarf- and I got in line at the right time to meet a new friend!  We stayed the entire time just talking after we had already been shopping and got all of the nice things.  I spent $15 for over $170 in product, plus champagne and treats.  My friend got $100 shoes for $15.. It was good for us.  If being in crowds and having to pay attention to the room to get the free perks is annoying, then BB events are probably not the way to go.. I just really paid attention to what the employees were saying (they would say how many scarves were left over their little microphones)- when they were out of birchboxes, and how low they were on food and drink.  Also, there's a code around here somewhere to skip the wait for BB, not sure what that was since I was already subscribed?

post #77 of 2326
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Since we're talking about tiny nail polishes, I saw literally the tiniest bottle of nail polish at Marshall's today O_O

 

 

 

LOL this is the future of nail polish. from now on: $20 for this bottle! on sale at marshall's for $10 biggrin.gif

Wow is that a one time use?

post #78 of 2326
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Since we're talking about tiny nail polishes, I saw literally the tiniest bottle of nail polish at Marshall's today O_O

 

 

 

 

LOL this is the future of nail polish. from now on: $20 for this bottle! on sale at marshall's for $10 biggrin.gif

That is crazy!  Is it made from REAL unicorns' tears?  laughno.gif

rofl2.gif

post #79 of 2326

updates =)

post #80 of 2326
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Originally Posted by elizabethrose View Post

 

I went to the Chicago one and had a great time :/  I got there right at 6, got my Birchbox(es) I grabbed one for a friend, got the Juice Beauty makeover, spent very little for a very big payoff, got the scarf, and made a friend.  I can see how people would have been frustrated, but they just really started handing out Birchboxes and you had to be there at the very beginning (there was no line)- I was lucky cause I was already toward that part of the store and I had my tickets printed.  Apparently my clerk shouldn't have given me the extra 30% on my Final Sale clearance items, but she did, I managed to get there right in time for a scarf- and I got in line at the right time to meet a new friend!  We stayed the entire time just talking after we had already been shopping and got all of the nice things.  I spent $15 for over $170 in product, plus champagne and treats.  My friend got $100 shoes for $15.. It was good for us.  If being in crowds and having to pay attention to the room to get the free perks is annoying, then BB events are probably not the way to go.. I just really paid attention to what the employees were saying (they would say how many scarves were left over their little microphones)- when they were out of birchboxes, and how low they were on food and drink.  Also, there's a code around here somewhere to skip the wait for BB, not sure what that was since I was already subscribed?

I'm soo glad that you made a new friend at the event. That's one of those things I love the most about events is to meet people and network. Sometimes, you'll never know what you end up with. You're lucky to have the ability to eavesdrop into conversations which I can't. I agree with you about paying more attention to details on crowds VS food VS drinks VS supplies on BB and scarves. How does a scarf look like? I don't remember; is it like blue/white style? Yeah, when it comes to free perks can be annoying because people tend to be very grubbish and pushy that kinda ruins the fun ambiance of an event. Overall, glad to hear that you had a good experience! Maybe, either BB or Anne Taylor may need to do a better job for these events. I think it's partially the store management because I remember when I worked for PUMA; we had a fashion show so it was mostly the store manager having to run the show. Maybe event planning is not always a main strength for a store manager. 

post #81 of 2326
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Originally Posted by lexxies22 View Post

I'm soo glad that you made a new friend at the event. That's one of those things I love the most about events is to meet people and network. Sometimes, you'll never know what you end up with. You're lucky to have the ability to eavesdrop into conversations which I can't. I agree with you about paying more attention to details on crowds VS food VS drinks VS supplies on BB and scarves. How does a scarf look like? I don't remember; is it like blue/white style? Yeah, when it comes to free perks can be annoying because people tend to be very grubbish and pushy that kinda ruins the fun ambiance of an event. Overall, glad to hear that you had a good experience! Maybe, either BB or Anne Taylor may need to do a better job for these events. I think it's partially the store management because I remember when I worked for PUMA; we had a fashion show so it was mostly the store manager having to run the show. Maybe event planning is not always a main strength for a store manager. 

 

The people who were running the Chicago one were really nice- a little frazzled, but very nice!  I think limiting the amount of tickets that these things are for would be good- I get that it gets people in the door, but if you only have 150 boxes, only give out 150 tickets.  It would make things go smoother!  At the end of the day, I know that it's all free and I just managed to get lucky, but I had a great time!  If nothing else, there was champagne and snacks!

 

Here's a picture of the scarf- I'm wearing it today and I'm at work so I have to be a little sneaky ;)

post #82 of 2326
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Originally Posted by elizabethrose View Post

The people who were running the Chicago one were really nice- a little frazzled, but very nice!  I think limiting the amount of tickets that these things are for would be good- I get that it gets people in the door, but if you only have 150 boxes, only give out 150 tickets.  It would make things go smoother!  At the end of the day, I know that it's all free and I just managed to get lucky, but I had a great time!  If nothing else, there was champagne and snacks!

Here's a picture of the scarf- I'm wearing it today and I'm at work so I have to be a little sneaky wink.gif



Wow that scarf looks so pretty! In fact, it looks alot better than BB's picture. Thanks for posting :-) LOVE your lip color! Is that Model inc?
post #83 of 2326
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Originally Posted by lexxies22 View Post


Wow that scarf looks so pretty! In fact, it looks alot better than BB's picture. Thanks for posting :-) LOVE your lip color! Is that Model inc?

 

Thanks lady!  I really like it- I bought two belts and I think I like the scarf more haha.  Here's the link to it on the Ann Taylor website!  Also- isn't it beautiful?  I've been lusting forever, I broke down.  It's Rimmel's Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 12- I think the black containers are the matte ones and the red containers are the shimmers- but I'm not certain!  I got the same color in a matte and a shimmer- and I love the matte.. it's been my go to color since I got it!  It doesn't have the best lasting power, but it was affordable and the color payoff is awesome!

post #84 of 2326

I'm excited for September!  Hedge fund looks promising.  This is my last month in the "2nd sub club," so I'm hoping my boxes are great enough that I'm compelled to renew my second account.  Don't let me down, Birchbox! 

post #85 of 2326
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Originally Posted by elizabethrose View Post

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Originally Posted by lexxies22 View Post

I'm soo glad that you made a new friend at the event. That's one of those things I love the most about events is to meet people and network. Sometimes, you'll never know what you end up with. You're lucky to have the ability to eavesdrop into conversations which I can't. I agree with you about paying more attention to details on crowds VS food VS drinks VS supplies on BB and scarves. How does a scarf look like? I don't remember; is it like blue/white style? Yeah, when it comes to free perks can be annoying because people tend to be very grubbish and pushy that kinda ruins the fun ambiance of an event. Overall, glad to hear that you had a good experience! Maybe, either BB or Anne Taylor may need to do a better job for these events. I think it's partially the store management because I remember when I worked for PUMA; we had a fashion show so it was mostly the store manager having to run the show. Maybe event planning is not always a main strength for a store manager. 

 

The people who were running the Chicago one were really nice- a little frazzled, but very nice!  I think limiting the amount of tickets that these things are for would be good- I get that it gets people in the door, but if you only have 150 boxes, only give out 150 tickets.  It would make things go smoother!  At the end of the day, I know that it's all free and I just managed to get lucky, but I had a great time!  If nothing else, there was champagne and snacks!

 

Here's a picture of the scarf- I'm wearing it today and I'm at work so I have to be a little sneaky ;)

Love the scarf.

post #86 of 2326
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Since we're talking about tiny nail polishes, I saw literally the tiniest bottle of nail polish at Marshall's today O_O

 

 

 

LOL this is the future of nail polish. from now on: $20 for this bottle! on sale at marshall's for $10 biggrin.gif

 

I LOVE IT!!!!  I so much prefer tiny bottles.  I have short finger nails and toenails, and it takes me FOREVER to finish even a mini.  I can get well over 10 manis or pedis from those 3.75 ml OPI minis.  This one looks adorable.  I'd pay a premium not to have to store more large bottles that I will never finish.

post #87 of 2326

Love that scarf!

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Originally Posted by JC327 View Post

Love the scarf.

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Originally Posted by Kristine Walker View Post

Love that scarf!

Thanks ladies smile.gif I was definitely lucky.
post #89 of 2326
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OK slightly off topic, but still a Birchbox thing...

 

I am throwing away this stupid Benta Berry Moisturizer!  I tried to love it, and it smells SO GOOD, but it is balling up into little weird bits all over my face.  I've worn it a few times (thinking maybe it would work better depending on the time of day I applied it) but I refuse to attend my kids' Back To School Night tonight looking like my face is trying to escape off my head!  

 

*stomps off to wash face and throw away the offending tube of moisturizer*

 

/endrant  soap.gif

Yeah, it leaves such a weird film over the face :(

 

Very excited for the guaranteed nail polish in this month's box! Birchbox, feel free to make this month uber, duber extra awesome for my bday. I love the idea someone else had here of a fashion themed box!


Edited by casualconcern - 8/17/13 at 1:01pm
post #90 of 2326
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

OK slightly off topic, but still a Birchbox thing...

 

I am throwing away this stupid Benta Berry Moisturizer!  I tried to love it, and it smells SO GOOD, but it is balling up into little weird bits all over my face.  I've worn it a few times (thinking maybe it would work better depending on the time of day I applied it) but I refuse to attend my kids' Back To School Night tonight looking like my face is trying to escape off my head!  

 

*stomps off to wash face and throw away the offending tube of moisturizer*

 

/endrant  soap.gif

 

I have yet to try mine from July's box. I'm a little nervous after hearing all the bad reviews. It's so weird, I'm not normally nervous about trying on new makeup, but when it comes to skincare... if I hear a couple of really bad reviews, I run the other way.  undwech.gif

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