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Birchbox January 2014 (SPOILERS!)

post #1 of 1576
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Thinking ahead

post #2 of 1576

So ready for the new year !

post #3 of 1576
Me too!
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I'm seriously hoping BB delivers some amazingness in January! smile.gif
post #5 of 1576
I'm afraid of what I will get because I've been pretty happy with my last few boxes. I due for a real stinker.
post #6 of 1576

Crossing my fingers for a great box to start off the new year!

post #7 of 1576

:))) I have loved January pretty much every year. 

post #8 of 1576

Hoping for a good January box :)

post #9 of 1576

Disappointed in my December box so I'm hoping for an amazing January box. I am so hoping for a lip scrub in one of my sub boxes, even if it's a small sample I would be happy.

post #10 of 1576
My December box was not exciting for me. I got 2 boxes in November, also not so great. I'm just not as thrilled with Birchbox as I was last Winter. Every box I've seen for December has been blah. I thought maybe I'm feeling the Birchbox Burnout after a year and a half, but it's not just me. I am looking forward to January's box and comtemplating February already.
post #11 of 1576
At the rate my December box is coming. It may be Janurary before I get it. Ever since I switched to a yearly sub. My box is coming later and later.
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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

My December box was not exciting for me. I got 2 boxes in November, also not so great. I'm just not as thrilled with Birchbox as I was last Winter. Every box I've seen for December has been blah. I thought maybe I'm feeling the Birchbox Burnout after a year and a half, but it's not just me. I am looking forward to January's box and comtemplating February already.


I've had Birchbox Burnout so many times that I'm on my 4th time subscribing! LOL I feel like the quality of what they send and how they curate the boxes goes in waves. I've had 2 out of 3 of my boxes this time around be pretty lackluster. The only thing that's keeping me around is that they have such a great rewards program...I think that's what keeps a lot of us subscribed! haha

post #13 of 1576

I'm excited about this one!  I cancelled Ipsy after about 6 months.. we'll see how I feel about it next month!  I still haven't gotten my December box and I'm excited about January!

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I don't think I'll ever cancel Birchbox tbh. Even though I'm not always happy with the samples, the points system makes up for it :)

post #15 of 1576
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Originally Posted by OiiO View Post
 

I don't think I'll ever cancel Birchbox tbh. Even though I'm not always happy with the samples, the points system makes up for it :)

Agreed! Always amazed at all the stuff I'm able get with discount codes/points. :)

post #16 of 1576

I've gotten lucky in that every box I've gotten since resubbing has been great. I'm hoping January will continue the streak :D

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Originally Posted by OiiO View Post
 

I don't think I'll ever cancel Birchbox tbh. Even though I'm not always happy with the samples, the points system makes up for it :)


I honestly think that's why most people stay! I mean, you get approximately 50 points per box, which is $5 in the shop. So you pay $10 for samples shipped to your door (we always forget about the cost of shipping!) and a $5 credit for their online store. Honestly, even when I have less than stellar samples I don't cancel because it's not just about the samples, it's the whole service all-together. They're a genuine sampling service, where their main goal is to send people products from brands that we haven't tried/have wanted to try etc, and then give us credit so that we can buy full sizes of the items we sample. For all the complaints and harassment they get on their facebook, you would think people forget what they actually signed up for!

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Same here.  The December box was my 20th month, and I'd say that I've been really pleased with 75% of my box contents overall. When I look at the big picture, it's pretty inexpensive: $110 for annual subscription, get back $5-$6 in points each month, so the net cost is about $4 per month for my little "present."  Plus, Birchbox keeps adding great brands, like Laura Mercier, Benefit, Eyeko, LAQA, Suki, etc. Awesome mix of big names and more indie companies.

 

2013 was my first full year subscribing to Birchbox (started in May 2012), and it's the first time ever that I didn't earn enough Sephora points for VIB for the upcoming year (2014). I'm $52 away, but I'm not going to buy something just to get there.  More and more of my beauty budget is going to Birchbox :icon_lol:

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Bb posted this on Instagram!! Eye shadow?? Here is what the post said...
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Originally Posted by LizGeary View Post


Bb posted this on Instagram!! Eye shadow?? Here is what the post said...

 

Looks like a shadow! Very cool! :) Good find and a VERY early spoiler! lol

post #21 of 1576
I'm really looking forward to the January box simply because I've been so icktastic that I am cranky about my December boxes simply because I look at them and think about how sick I was when they arrived! I fully realize it's a ridiculous thing, but that association is still there.
post #22 of 1576

I'm looking forward to next year already! Hoping for better BB's than last month too.

post #23 of 1576
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Originally Posted by OiiO View Post
 

I don't think I'll ever cancel Birchbox tbh. Even though I'm not always happy with the samples, the points system makes up for it :)

I agree! I've gotten a few full sized items I never would've spent the money on with points! 

post #24 of 1576

updates:)

post #25 of 1576
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Originally Posted by allistra44 View Post
 

Agreed! Always amazed at all the stuff I'm able get with discount codes/points. :)

 

I know! I'm a points hoarder and I've finally gotten to $50 in points and part of me wants to spend it, but the hoarder in me wants to save, save, save until I get a code emailed to me!

post #26 of 1576

Looking to be excited about January's box! Hopefully....

post #27 of 1576
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Originally Posted by MissJexie View Post
 


I honestly think that's why most people stay! I mean, you get approximately 50 points per box, which is $5 in the shop. So you pay $10 for samples shipped to your door (we always forget about the cost of shipping!) and a $5 credit for their online store. Honestly, even when I have less than stellar samples I don't cancel because it's not just about the samples, it's the whole service all-together. They're a genuine sampling service, where their main goal is to send people products from brands that we haven't tried/have wanted to try etc, and then give us credit so that we can buy full sizes of the items we sample. For all the complaints and harassment they get on their facebook, you would think people forget what they actually signed up for!


Sooooo true. I just used my 13 month anniversary code to get a $70 bottle of perfume and box of chocolate for free! It's the main reason I didn't qualify for VIB with Sephora, this year. They have some nice deluxe samples, sometimes, but they would never let me "earn" a free full sized bottle of perfume. That, and my beauty IQ has gone way up since I subscribed. I feel like my makeup and hair look 100% better than they did before, because I've found what works best for my skin, hair, and makeup.

 

December's box was kind of boring, for me, so I am really looking forward to January spoilers. That eyeshadow spoiler looked really dark.

post #28 of 1576

Definitely hoping for a great January box as I really didn't like anything in my December box and did a full box trade. XD

post #29 of 1576

updates!  and glad to see it's not a shade of brown shadow!

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I liked my December box pretty well. I liked that I got one make-up item, one lotion type item (did not like the scent on that, but that was okay), chocolate, a skin care item (exfoliant), and a hair care item I could actually use. I am not crazy about getting most hair care, but the dry shampoo I could use. Here are a few things on my wishlist:

- lip scrub

- face scrub (like the sugar scrub type)

- a yummy/food scented lotion/hand cream

- a glitter nail topcoat

- a creme nail polish

- a berry lip color

- a yummy/food scented perfume (if I must get perfume, I like these scents)

- a face mask

- a hair mask

- a 100% Pure make-up item, or really anything from them

Any of those would be great for me. This will be my third month with BB so I might be asking for things they do not do, but those are still things I would like ^_^

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