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post #751 of 2868

Question for the app trick you all aren't talking about how it has recommended product next to things, right?  BTW, if they have something I would hate to receive marked as recommended, is there anyway to have it unrecommended so they don't think its something I would want anymore.  

post #752 of 2868

I watched that If It Fits video *on the bus*.  Yes, I was the weirdo in the back laughing her ass off at something no one else could see. 

 

And then I got home and watched the Birchbox video, and they said something about the Oscars, and then *my* Oscar jumped up on my lap.  One thing I like about the videos every month:  We get to see the sizes of the minis.  Which brings me to that new benefit product.  Uh, when they held the full-size and sample in their hands, they showed that box thing they usually send out for minis like Benetint, lip gloss, and Watts Up, but then they showed A PEELIE in the closeup.  What?  I don't particularly care whether I get that product (they don't seem to be able to send out my shade in that sort of product), but a *peelie*?  Are you *serious*?  Unless it's a bonus not-listed-on-the-card extra *in addition to* a standard benefit sample, there will undoubtedly be hell to pay.  Peelies have *no business* in a Birchbox unless it's a bonus extra above and beyond the regular five items, and if they sent out a peelie in a box without another benefit product, well, *bad move*.  I really hope it's just a reaction to that other time when they sent out a card advertising something I can't remember (Fake Up, maybe?) when they sent out a benefit sample, and everyone got annoyed because it was literally just a card advertising whatever it was and not at least a peelie.

post #753 of 2868
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Originally Posted by TheGlamGal View Post
 

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So, some of the boxes are showing up with that Dr. Brandt Camera ready kit.  Do you think it will be including the whole kit?  That looks awesome, but it's confusing because I'm not sure how some boxes could have it and others not even if it is a mini version of the kit.  Either way….I want it!!!!  

 

I'm going to laugh when it turns out to be a picture of the set that's included in the boxes, or something equally ridiculous. 
post #754 of 2868
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LOL.  Nice.  I could see that.  And then I'll cry.  

post #755 of 2868
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I'm sad to admit it took me reading it SEVERAL times going...what? to figure out they didn't mean "Rhymes" in the normal way. omg. I feel so stupid.


Glad you got there.  Ain't nuthin but a G thang, baby!

post #756 of 2868
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Dead scientist joke?! I need to here this one!


It's back a few pages.  Not trying to get too OT on the bad jokes.

post #757 of 2868
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

I watched that If It Fits video *on the bus*.  Yes, I was the weirdo in the back laughing her ass off at something no one else could see. 

And then I got home and watched the Birchbox video, and they said something about the Oscars, and then *my* Oscar jumped up on my lap.  One thing I like about the videos every month:  We get to see the sizes of the minis.  Which brings me to that new benefit product.  Uh, when they held the full-size and sample in their hands, they showed that box thing they usually send out for minis like Benetint, lip gloss, and Watts Up, but then they showed A PEELIE in the closeup.  What?  I don't particularly care whether I get that product (they don't seem to be able to send out my shade in that sort of product), but a *peelie*?  Are you *serious*?  Unless it's a bonus not-listed-on-the-card extra *in addition to* a standard benefit sample, there will undoubtedly be hell to pay.  Peelies have *no business* in a Birchbox unless it's a bonus extra above and beyond the regular five items, and if they sent out a peelie in a box without another benefit product, well, *bad move*.  I really hope it's just a reaction to that other time when they sent out a card advertising something I can't remember (Fake Up, maybe?) when they sent out a benefit sample, and everyone got annoyed because it was literally just a card advertising whatever it was and not at least a peelie.

I was wondering about the peelie on the card too. Unless maybe they are sending out a card for each of the 6 shades? Even still, I expect peelies in my Magazine subs, not my BB.
post #758 of 2868
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post
 

I watched that If It Fits video *on the bus*.  Yes, I was the weirdo in the back laughing her ass off at something no one else could see. 

 

And then I got home and watched the Birchbox video, and they said something about the Oscars, and then *my* Oscar jumped up on my lap.  One thing I like about the videos every month:  We get to see the sizes of the minis.  Which brings me to that new benefit product.  Uh, when they held the full-size and sample in their hands, they showed that box thing they usually send out for minis like Benetint, lip gloss, and Watts Up, but then they showed A PEELIE in the closeup.  What?  I don't particularly care whether I get that product (they don't seem to be able to send out my shade in that sort of product), but a *peelie*?  Are you *serious*?  Unless it's a bonus not-listed-on-the-card extra *in addition to* a standard benefit sample, there will undoubtedly be hell to pay.  Peelies have *no business* in a Birchbox unless it's a bonus extra above and beyond the regular five items, and if they sent out a peelie in a box without another benefit product, well, *bad move*.  I really hope it's just a reaction to that other time when they sent out a card advertising something I can't remember (Fake Up, maybe?) when they sent out a benefit sample, and everyone got annoyed because it was literally just a card advertising whatever it was and not at least a peelie.

 

Took a screenshot in the video where Katia is holding up the BE Cream in one hand, and (what I hope) is the BE sample in the other - looks like it will be a tiny tube for those actually getting it, and maybe(?) a peelie for everyone else?  I would also be incredibly annoyed if one of my 4-5 samples was a peelie - in no way would that cover my face!

 

post #759 of 2868

Yeah the Big Easy sample I was going to say, what the hell is that?

 

It's at 3:15 in the video, it shows a bar code at the bottom which looks like it's some kind of coupon. 

post #760 of 2868
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Originally Posted by TheGlamGal View Post
 

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So, some of the boxes are showing up with that Dr. Brandt Camera ready kit.  Do you think it will be including the whole kit?  That looks awesome, but it's confusing because I'm not sure how some boxes could have it and others not even if it is a mini version of the kit.  Either way….I want it!!!!  

That would be awesome, but I'm doubting it. History with birchbox tells me it might be one random item, or minis of everything, idk.

post #761 of 2868

Weird.  I'm trying the app trick, and I see a whole lot of stuff recommended for me -- all of which is for curly hair.  Curl Keeper, Ouidad Climate Control, and Miss Jessie's Original Quick Curls?  Really?  The only things I have marked on my profile (I double-checked because I *did* have a profile with curly hair marked, but I canceled it) as far as hair is concerned are fine, thick, brown, color-treated, and air-dry.  Very much *not* curly.  I didn't mark straight or wavy because my hair does this weird thing where it grows out straight and then starts kind of flipping up at the ends starting when it gets to about chin-length (it prompted an acquaintance to inform me one night, "You look like a cartoon character!"  He's a cartoonist, so that was a compliment coming from him), much like Anne Maire on _That Girl_ (man, I love that show!), so it's kind of both but kind of neither.  I'm fine with them recommending stuff I wouldn't bother with, like Clairisonic heads or liquid liner, but I actually *am* interested in shampoo and conditioner *not* for curly hair. 

post #762 of 2868
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Originally Posted by TheGlamGal View Post
 

Question for the app trick you all aren't talking about how it has recommended product next to things, right?  BTW, if they have something I would hate to receive marked as recommended, is there anyway to have it unrecommended so they don't think its something I would want anymore.  

Nope, it will say "box history"- you are looking for items that say that but that you haven't gotten yet!

 

I wouldn't fret over the stuff they have recommended to you, it is probably based on stuff you've bought/favorited etc and purchases don't effect your box contents.  

post #763 of 2868
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Glad you got there.  Ain't nuthin but a G thang, baby!

I'm 22 as of last month...all I have to say.

post #764 of 2868
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post
 

 

Took a screenshot in the video where Katia is holding up the BE Cream in one hand, and (what I hope) is the BE sample in the other - looks like it will be a tiny tube for those actually getting it, and maybe(?) a peelie for everyone else?  I would also be incredibly annoyed if one of my 4-5 samples was a peelie - in no way would that cover my face!

 

Due to the coloring, the box in her left hand looks like the sample size of the Fake Up

post #765 of 2868
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Originally Posted by CheekyQ View Post

Did anyone else notice that the benefit BE cream was a foil? Didn't look very deluxe at all, let alone something they should feature in a sneak peek video.
I totally noticed that, too! The first thing I thought was, "Oh god please do not send me that cardboard foil." Very disappointing of benefit since they usually have very nice sample sizes!
post #766 of 2868
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Originally Posted by jocedun View Post

I totally noticed that, too! The first thing I thought was, "Oh god please do not send me that cardboard foil." Very disappointing of benefit since they usually have very nice sample sizes!

I'd be very disappointed, even if it came with 2 or 3 foils. Too bad, too. I love trying out bb creams.
post #767 of 2868

Is the rumor about BirchBox sending a lot of foils true? I don't really mind, I'll just go and buy some mini containers to put the product in.

post #768 of 2868
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Originally Posted by MIKAGlam View Post

Is the rumor about BirchBox sending a lot of foils true? I don't really mind, I'll just go and buy some mini containers to put the product in.

I've been with BB for about 18 months, some of that time with multiple subs and I've only gotten a handful of foils. The majority being generous sized or they give you 2-3 if they are smaller. But I don't think I've ever gotten a peelie on a card.
post #769 of 2868
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Originally Posted by MIKAGlam View Post
 

Is the rumor about BirchBox sending a lot of foils true? I don't really mind, I'll just go and buy some mini containers to put the product in.

I've only had 11 samples that were foils out of 73 samples I have received. And all of those were multiple foils, not just one pack. So, I wouldn't say they send a lot of foils. At least not to me.

post #770 of 2868

That peelie one looked pretty weak. Maybe you're right and it will be combined with a fakeup sample or there will be multiple samples to try. They have done that before with shampoos or hair treatments. 

 

I didn't mind the video and I thought the mascara trick she mentioned was kind of smart. 

post #771 of 2868
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Originally Posted by MIKAGlam View Post
 

Is the rumor about BirchBox sending a lot of foils true? I don't really mind, I'll just go and buy some mini containers to put the product in.

Idk that's pretty subjective tbh, because most of my foils have been better sized than nicely packaged samples, like the fake up by benefit which is minescule, for example. With that said, I maybe get one foil sample per box, and when I do, it's multiple foils.

post #772 of 2868
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Originally Posted by CheekyQ View Post

Did anyone else notice that the benefit BE cream was a foil? Didn't look very deluxe at all, let alone something they should feature in a sneak peek video.

 

Yeahhhh, I don't usually mind foils because all the ones I've received have been multi-use but that was a really crappy looking foil.  Not even one use and no way to repot it.  Like someone else said that looks like something you'd get for free in a magazine insert.  I hope that's not what they actually send.

post #773 of 2868

Thanks, I'm not too worried about foils, I actually don't mind them at all. I don't think I'll need to go and buy more containers though. I think I would rather have a generous foil then a bulky mini bottle that goes to waste. I just reuse little TSA containers.

post #774 of 2868

I've never been impressed by any of Benefit's samples, honestly. They strike me as the brand that puts more money in to the packaging aesthetics for the samples than the sample itself, which I just feel is wasteful. I like pretty packaging, don't get me wrong (like the liz earle one, amazing!) but something about theirs just feels like a way to overcompensate for really small samples.

post #775 of 2868
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Yeahhhh, I don't usually mind foils because all the ones I've received have been multi-use but that was a really crappy looking foil.  Not even one use and no way to repot it.  Like someone else said that looks like something you'd get for free in a magazine insert.  I hope that's not what they actually send.

I received the mayo 100% pure packets and I really liked those, especially since there were three of them. But it would take a couple of those peelies to get just one full face application. Good thing I have three boxes coming this month. If only one of them gets a peelie, I'll be happy. If they all get peelies, at least I can get one full use out of them combined.
post #776 of 2868

I didn't think the US Weekly lady was a good fit energy wise, I'm in the minority but I love the pep in the videos and she was too down to earth in energy lol. Anyways...we already knew about all the samples they listed I think, but does that leave Smashbox and OPI still as the missing ones or is that...not happening? 

 

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post #777 of 2868
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Originally Posted by Lorenk View Post

Due to the coloring, the box in her left hand looks like the sample size of the Fake Up



I agree. I went back and took a screenshot, and it does look a lot like a Fakeup box that she's holding. Still keeping hope that the BE cream is decent sized!
post #778 of 2868
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post
 

The Us Weekly woman from the video was reaaaaaaaally obnoxious. 

I feel like the Birchbox preview videos are always obnoxious, and I never receive any of the products they show off. 

I usually don't mind the preview videos...but this one annoyed me a bit. I can't put my finger on why.

 

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Originally Posted by CheekyQ View Post

Did anyone else notice that the benefit BE cream was a foil? Didn't look very deluxe at all, let alone something they should feature in a sneak peek video.

I hope that foil sample is just an extra.

 

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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post
 

I've never been impressed by any of Benefit's samples, honestly. They strike me as the brand that puts more money in to the packaging aesthetics for the samples than the sample itself, which I just feel is wasteful. I like pretty packaging, don't get me wrong (like the liz earle one, amazing!) but something about theirs just feels like a way to overcompensate for really small samples.

This. I got the Fakeup concealer several months ago and the packaging was big and nice but the sample amount was a joke.

 

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Originally Posted by Lorenk View Post

Due to the coloring, the box in her left hand looks like the sample size of the Fake Up



I agree. I went back and took a screenshot, and it does look a lot like a Fakeup box that she's holding. Still keeping hope that the BE cream is decent sized!

I think she was holding the Fakeup. I got it a few months ago and that's the way the sample packaging looked.

post #779 of 2868


Here's a screenshot of the BE cream from the video.
post #780 of 2868
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Here's a screenshot of the BE cream from the video.

Oh man... That better be an extra/inclusion and not an actual item! I am curious about the product. I'm sitting on a bunch of points and I might as well get something I'd use daily! I just don't trust myself to color match on my own or guesstimate off a screen.
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