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  1. Terrible box for me this month, ugh. I'm getting the Beaver Shampoo and Conditioner. This must be a different set than the one from before, as I got that set, too. I'm super annoyed that Birchbox's description of Beaver is that it's a German brand. Everything that comes up when I google the brand points to China. http://www.beaver-cn.com/about2.asp Even their "About Us" is all China China China. WTF Otherwise, I'm getting a Tocca perfume, the Arrow lip balm, and Hey Honey mask.
  2. I went with the lip balm, also. Not interested in any of the masks right now, as my skin is so dry in the cold Wisconsin air. Only nourishing/hydrating products for me right now! I already have 3 pH-sensitive lip balms from Birchbox (the pink and peach Jane Iredale balms and the IPKN Twinkle Lips,) so what's one more, right? I've been waiting and waiting and WAITING for the Arrow set to be available, but it's never come into stock yet. I'm much more interested in this line than in LOC, though the two LOC eye shadow sticks I got weren't bad. I think this will be the first time that I haven't purchased the curated box on it's own. I already own the Amika spray (it's good, but I don't need more) and the CM perfume (meh, didn't like either CM scent so far). Don't need any more highlighting products at this point, don't really like Whish products, and don't need/want another super-pigmented opaque lippie right now, either. Fingers crossed that March will be more exciting!
  3. Ha ha ha ha ha!! This is so me! I'm always saving them because I think "oh, this will be the perfect size to send to friend/niece/nephew/aunt/etc in LA/Arizona/etc," when in reality I send things on birthdays and holidays, but not every month of the year. I do not need to turn the spare bedroom into a box warehouse. Today's goal: choose a dozen boxes and put them into the recycling bin ************** Back on topic: I chose the IPKN primer!
  4. I love trying K-Beauty stuff! I don't think alot of the products live up to the hype, but I think that for the most part the products are decent quality and have super fun packaging/presentation. I got the special edition K box a few months ago and discovered the awesome Kill Black liquid liner, and I've been trying to get all my friends into sheet masks I'll have my eyes peeled for Birchbox to offer the January curated box for sale separately, and then I'll just go with complete surprise for my usual box. As for the yearly sub pricing discussion up-thread, I've always gone with yearly subscription using a code (usually 20% off). I figure that by doing all my reviews/sharing, it's almost free, seeing as how I really do come across HG items now and then and can use my points to purchase. I think that BB has the best rewards system (compared to Sephora/Ulta/Ipsy/etc), and they have a nice selection of brands (high end like Laura Mercier, Jouer, Bumble&Bumble plus K-beauty, international brands, new/up-and-coming brands.) Sorry for going off track or sounding like a Birchbox shill.
  5. The organizer tote is back in stock in case anyone wants to grab it!
  6. I can hardly believe it's time for the next box already ! I agree that it looks kind of light, but at $45 I still think it's a good deal. But only getting 3 makeup items...come on, Jouer people. Even a mini-highligher to go along with the sparkly theme. Do you think this will get to us before Christmas? The description on the gift card says you can even use it on holiday gift sets.
  7. I got the 2 Caudalie masks, too! My other sample was the Dr.Brandt Microdermabrasion. I've been eyeing the Caudalie mask sampler, so I'm really glad I get to try out their mask.
  8. I got the email at 8:00 pm Central time last night. I logged in right away (on my ipad) and was able to make my choice. The site was really slow just now as I was shopping the ACES sale, but my purchase did go through. I scored the Amika curler for $30. Added on a Dr.Jart mask, the free Comptoir rollerball in Vanille Extreme, and the mystery sample pack for a grand total of $36
  9. Got my box yesterday! Mine is cool-toned and with the "brows" tote bag. My husband and I were going out to an art show after work, so I had a great reason to use all my new goodies. In my opinion, the standout item is the eye primer. I used the primer, then did the middle of the three suggested looks from the palette, a sort of plum smokey eye. I used the sparkly black shadow (applied with a damp angled brush) as liner, and it didn't smudge/flake/drop sparkles at all. Big thumbs up. The blush/bronzer/highlighter are all subtle and coordinate nicely. The only thing I didn't use yet was the liquid liner. I tested it on the back of my hand, though. After letting it set for about 15 minutes, I washed it off. It came off really easily with soap and water, so I'll be interested in seeing how it holds up all day on my eyes. My current fave is the Clio Kill Black Liquid Liner- pretty much the most perfect black liquid liner I've ever used.
  10. Last month my card was there, but the costs were incorrect on 3 of 6 items.
  11. I just received a mini Marcelle eyeliner in Indigo and a Sarah Potempa (sp??) hair clip. The clip is ugly, but I guess it's just for holding parts of your hair out of the way while you're styling the rest.
  12. There is not a special "Ace Shop." You get free shipping on all orders, priority service with the Discovery Specialists, and occasional offers (early access, exclusive GWP's, etc). They'll email you with the early/exclusive offers. For example, they sent an email this week for early Aces access to a special Benefit GWP.
  13. Mine is showing: Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara Smashbox Photofinish Primer Harvey Prince Yogini Number 4 Texture Styling Creme Borghese Fango Purificante Clay Cleanser Not bad. I'm not really interested in Borghese as a brand, but I have been wanting to try a clay cleanser.
  14. Mine hasn't shipped yet either. I was charged on the 25th, but no email or tracking yet. Mine is the cool toned box. Maybe they sent warm first?
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