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Everything posted by msambrosia

  1. It seems like maybe this round of the swap is finished.
  2. I have the box. It'll probably be towards the end of the week before I can get it sent back on its way. Is everyone up for another round?
  3. I'm not on the list of people that gets products for review, but today I randomly received the blanc doux sunscreen from the Wine & Cheese box. I don't remember entering any contests of anything. I'm so confused!
  4. A quick reveal because I have a terrible cough and feel pretty wretched. Thanks to the lovely @@MissRoe for the gifts!
  5. My gift from @@MissRoe is here! Reveal coming soon.
  6. These reveals have been amazing! All the gifts have been so thoughtful.
  7. Sorry for the slow response. I've been down for the count with a terrible cold. On top of that, I was somehow convinced to photograph a wedding. Eek! Glad the box arrived safely and you enjoyed the contents.
  8. Same issue! I was looking that the stuff I have and it just looks like...not much at all! I'm going to do a mini shopping run today to see if I can find a few extras to throw in. I really want to get my box in the mail on Monday!
  9. Still waiting on two final gifts to show up. It seems like shipping is so slow! I'm starting to get nervous, even though I placed the orders in plenty of time. I'm ready to get this stuff wrapped, packed up, and sent on its way. To my Santa, please feel free to ship at any time. I have no holiday travel plans.
  10. Thank you so much. They have tea tree and mint, which is aces because I have dermatitis. Ordering the small container now to try it out.
  11. I got the test tubes as well. I know I got purples because I was thrilled @@Deareux is making vegan shadows. I'm allergic to carmine and it seems like every time I see a beautiful purple on an indie site, it almost always has carmine. Sometimes I just want to throw caution to the wind and wear them anyway, but itchy, puffy eyelids are not cute on anyone. Since people were mentioning Lush, does anyone know of any indie company that makes salt shampoo? I've been using Big shampoo for about 5 years, but I'd love to find something else to try. I tried one from an etsy seller a few years ago, but it was too moisturizing for my hair. I can't even remember the company, just that it was in a blue tub.
  12. Thanks, ladies. She seems to be doing much better at the nursing home, better than she was at the hospital. They are hopefully she'll get to return home with some rehabilitation. The box is packed up and ready to go. I'll drop it at the post office in a little bit. Tracking number sent to @gingerneko. There was so much stuff. I had trouble getting it packed in. I did end up removing a soap and lotion that I couldn't fit back in, but those were things I'd added in the beginning, so I assumed no one probably wanted them anyway. Took Out: Added:
  13. The box will be back on the move tomorrow. I apologize for the delay. I'd hoped to get it out yesterday or today, but I haven't even had the chance to really go through it. My grandmother fell and broke her shoulder and has been in the hospital for the past few days. She's not a surgery candidate, so they moved her into the nursing home last night.
  14. I'm always terribly behind in posting reviews, but I do it anyway. People still read them. I still haven't reviewed my Global #15, which is next on my list.
  15. My family has decided to use elfster to make our gift exchanges easier as well. So, secret santa, there will be some more expensive items on there that you can totally disregard.
  16. Congrats to those of you that were chosen for the ambassador program. I'm really excited for you guys! In the past few months, I've been really shocked at how cutthroat some people can be over freebies and affiliate programs. It's craziness! Is it really worth it to get so worked up over a free lip tint? Some of those facebook groups are like a breeding ground for insanity. Would it be nice to get free stuff? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, I don't feel like that determines my value as a blogger. I have a small audience, but I enjoy writing about the things I purchase or am sent from other companies to review. I just don't really have that competitiveness some others seem to have. I'd never even earned an affiliate commission from memebox until last month! I never really tried that hard. If someone buys something with my link, that's great. If not, that's okay too. I'm still going to buy boxes when I can and review them when I get time. I just don't feel like memebox owes me something because I buy things. The review points are a really nice bonus. I'd probably be bummed if that went away, but it wouldn't change the manner in which I do things. I haven't even been buying that much recently, not because I don't want to, but because the money just isn't in my budget. (I got laid off in July and unemployment really stinks!) For me, I think the whole thing is more about sharing something I love. I think a lot of you here feel that way, too.
  17. Beauty must haves are brow gel and lip balm. I am trying to be patient and wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, but I really want to start ordering everything for my giftee.
  18. Did a quick pick through the box and everything arrived without spilling or breaking. I'm going to take the weekend to make my selections and hopefully get the box back on the move on Monday or Tuesday. (We are all up for another round, correct?) Thanks to @@wadedl for the little gift. It's so cute! The rollerball perfume smells amazing. I'm waiting for the lip stuff to warm up so I can try it out as well. And thanks to @@BeMyBait for the card. That was very sweet of you!
  19. Does anyone know of any indies that make a product similar to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders?
  20. That "Elf It!" button for Chrome is both awesome and terrible. I just want to add all the things to my list. I'll definitely have to share this list with my family later on because there's way too much stuff on there already and I keep wanting to add more.
  21. I need to buy an ampoule it seems. Tons of memeboxes, yet it seems like I never choose the ones with ampoules. Anyway, I'm looking for something that isn't super pricey, maybe under $20. My skin is combination, but on the dry side right now, and I have some issues with redness. I wouldn't mind something with anti-aging properties as well. Anyone have recommendations?
  22. I think it would be really terrible of them to cut out the small blogs that have helped them gained such a huge following. I would have never known about Memebox if it hadn't been for @@MissJexie and would have never made the jump to purchase one if it hadn't been for her enthusiasm. I think that small blogs have a lot to offer and hope that Memebox can see that. I'm worried, though, because they seem to have adopted a position that throwing boxes and doing collaborations with youtubers with big numbers is the way to go. :/ Yeah, those people might draw a crowd and their subscribers might buy a box based on the collaboration, but I wonder how many of those people are repeat customers? In the groups I'm a part of, most of the avid Memebox fans don't usually have good things to say about those collaborations. I just keeping about that girl that got the box of products--I can't remember her name--and she had no clue what she was talking about. She claimed it was a Memebox, but it was actually products from their shop. The whole video was cringeworthy. I hope those are the types of "influencers" they are hoping to weed out, and replace those with people that actually have an enthusiasm for Korean products.
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