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  1. I received my box yesterday. Had to " sleep on it" for a day. Everything arrived in fine condition- hot as heck here but no melted chocolates. I think this was mostly full of sale items or discontinued items, honestly. The chocolate expires in Jan. '16. I saw headbands like this on Little Black Bag for $12 or as a free bonus item, and also got a much more substantial silver one with lots of tiny beading one in some company's jewelry Mystery Box once. So I think that's a cheap piece. Not so thrilled with Robyn Rhodes jewelry, but I guess I can't expect David Yurman or Tiffany sterling silver pieces in a $135 box. I've gotten a huge box full of Bellapierre eyeshadows and mineral face makeup for like $40 before from Bellapierre's website sale, so I think those are wholesale and discount sale items for Luxor to add as well. Overall, IMO, this box is worth about $60 MAX if I was buying these items/ these types of items myself, except for the perfume. As far as I know, bottles of perfume are never discounted and I really like the scent. So, I'll use the fragrance and possibly wear the bracelet and maybe the ring. ( As an aside, the ring fits into the center of the bracelet as a mod spinner type thing- mine shipped that way- it's cute but I'm too old for cute. ). IF regular Luxor boxes turn out to be this dim, I'm cancelling pretty quickly. And can I just say how thrilled I am that I didn't order the Special Dec. box? I hate clutch purses so that was enough for me to walk away.
  2. Hi, I can only relate my experience. I was charged immediately upon ordering. I ordered the box very shortly before it sold out.
  3. Did anyone else buy a Lucky Box? I had the points from the survey ( they sent 3 to 3 email accounts as usual) so I spent one set of points on a Lucky Box- nothing to lose that way. I got 10 products but I think some of the item may date back to the very beginning of the CA warehouse move. I got my Lucky Box today and there's a strange, strong alcohol- smelling product that I've never seen on Memebox's site in the box. It says it is " Moksha Bidan Cream" on the jar top. There is nothing else readable on the jar or the box it came in. OK, my good buddy Google tells me that it's a moisturizing cream that Memebox discontinued before April of this year, and it has both alcohol and horse oil in it. I tend to think the jar I received has been in a warehouse for quite some time and turned rancid or expired or both. The lettering on the box is in a light peach color on textured paper so there's no way i'm going to know more. A moisturizing cream should probably not contain alcohol in my skincare world, nor ever contain so much that it's all I smell when I open the jar. Has anyone received this product and is it moisturizing ? Also, if any of you have used it or know about it, is it supposed to smell like herbs and alcohol ( almost like a gin and tonic, really)? Thanks in advance for any help with one of the few Memebox items with which I've been truly puzzled. I did like the other products in the Lucky box very much, overall. Here's what I got- hiding as spoiler in case someone wants to be surprised. The rest is all workable, IMO. It's good to see some Memebox activity still going on. I've been away for most of the summer, and have missed more pages of this discussion than I could ever read. I hope everyone is doing well and I especially hope you ladies living in FL are safe .
  4. I caved and ordered the LE box. I hope it's awesome.
  5. I have been double- charged. Once from Allure ( as Conde' Nast Publishing) and again as BeautyBar. NOT happy!
  6. My first Style Quarterly box will be my last. I'm glad I wasn't attached to the subscription, but feel really sad that lifestyle boxes can't seem to succeed. What it really says is that makeup samples are cheap as heck to throw in boxes, but full sized lifestyle things are more valuable, of course. I may add a second PSMH sub. ( Not that they need my business- they have a TV channel now- I'm watching some chick flick from the 80's right now). Does the Burke style box compare to PSMH?
  7. I'm thinking something's happened to my box. Seems that everyone who is subscribed has their June box but me. I hope they answer my email. I really like this sweet little K- beauty sub.
  8. Yep, this is my box also. IF that is a full size of highlighting cream, I wonder why it's so " special"? Teeny tube I almost missed in the shredded paper. My lipstick is a pretty color but the nail polish is beige. I won't use beige nail polish. Plus, I remember when Little Black Bag used to give us " free extras" of both Cargo eye shadow and NcLA nail polish. I'm wondering if someone new now owns BoxyCharm. I don't like my box at all, and this is the first time. Also, if they think that box has a theme, " Sea La Vie", then they're delusional. LOL.
  9. For me, it's like this: Korean skin care is much better than American or European skin care as a whole. The Korean brands put time and research into finding ingredients and formulas that are unique and good for the skin overall. So why is one product, the cleanser, usually so out of line with the rest of their product quality and standards? Almost every wash off cleanser I have ever gotten from a K brand is a high pH cleanser. Sometimes, I don't want to use a cream cleanser, I want to use a rinse- off cleanser because it feels nice to me. I've recently found one that is not from Korea but has a high percentage of Manuka honey and other really great ingredients and I will stick with using it, but it's depressing to pay for 5 items in a box, 2 may be masks, and one ends up being an alkaline skin cleanser that will disrupt the normal acid mantle base of my skin. You've argued with my posts all around this site for months and months and I know you are going to try to refute this post as well, but I am disappointed that my huge stash of Korean skin care is rather marred by the first step being either harsh ( the wash off cleansers) or oil-based ( the balm type cleansers). I keep buying boxes and bundles which invariably contain cleansers and I'm still giving the cleansers away to a local womens and childrens shelter a year into Korean skin care, so they are being used and hopefully liked. I pH test every item before I use it and the cleansers ( and some toners) are the only products that Korean companies are not adjusting to a 5.5-6.5 pH skin- friendly range. I believe my statements about being disappointed with the quality of their cleansers is a valid point. I know chemistry and I know what's great and what's not good for normal but delicate facial skin.
  10. I returned my Whole Body Box and had a refund in a week. I like the Mermaid box OK except for the cleansing foam, which, of course, is the largest item in the box.The SNP Pore Cleansing Foam has a pH of 7. Something in the mind set of Koreans making these stupid cleansers HAS to change about these ingredients which push the pH levels up so horribly high. The one in the "Hydration Box" has a pH of 8. RME!!! There's NO WAY that cleanser is " hydrating".
  11. I've written them twice about the small box issue vs. the men's box. Could you add your voice too? They are really missing the boat and it's such a simple fix.
  12. They need to create a NEW BOX design for the Upgrade Box. If men get a larger box for $20, I want a larger box for $30, too. The men's box is quite a bit larger than the women's regular box. The problem is that most full sized cosmetics will NOT fit in a tiny $10 Birchbox, and that's how short-sighted they are with shipping the most premium box they sell monthly.
  13. Do the $30 Upgrade boxes ship out later or what? I never hear a peep about spoilers in them until I have my box in hand.
  14. Did everyone read this month's spoilers? The sub has it worded really strangely. It says " You may receive ONE or all THREE of these items:. I'm guessing the bloggers will get all three, LOL. DHL gives the weight of my shipped box- its. 0.77 pounds. I kinda doubt I was in the " all three" special lucky group. And I HATE Lauren B nail polish. It's been in almost every subscription box in the past few years. Will NOT be in June's box, I'm talking about May's. Mine was a sickly pale peach. I got a deep purple one from another sub this month. Just have to SMH.
  15. It's a ratty little box which is mostly empty with the shredded paper out,.Anyone can go out and find overpriced basic goods, which is what Kloverbox sourced this month. That doesn't mean that Kloverbox paid much of anything for the samples or the dumb razor which I would never use. This isn't a Goop box curated by Gwenyth Paltrow, but the retail prices are like something she would pick. I threw my box and contents away except for the lip balm. That's how much contempt I currently have for Kloverbox, and from reading the comments about cancellations in this thread, I don't think I'm alone in thinking it's a rip off.
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