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PeridotCricket last won the day on July 26 2013

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About PeridotCricket

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    Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
  • Interests
    Rollerblading ... if I could find brand new ones in my size anymore. Photography. Art. Painting. Writing. Reading.


  • About Me
    I'm here because of Birchbox. I don't remember how I heard about Birchbox, but I finally got to sign up on March 29th, 2012, after being on the waiting list since around Valentine's Day. I am interested in ways to change and improve my skincare routine. I was hoping to find a sneak peek on the April 2012 Birchbox (my first) by doing a Google search, and Makeup Talk popped up right at the top.</p>
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    <p>I'm an artist, a photographer, a jewelry maker, a crafter, a painter, and a lip stick junkie.  My addiction to lip products, nail polish, and eyeliner started in March 2012 as well.  </p>
  • My Interests
    Photography, Writing, Reading, Getting Rid of My Adult Acne, Trying New Things, Going Back to College, Clothes, Fashion, Birchbox, Skincare and Haircare Products, Perfumes, Fragrances, Nail Polish, Learning New Things, Eyeliner, Perfume, Lip Stick.
  • My Beauty Product Wish List
    Does a good facial exfoliator count as a beauty product? Every Color of Sumita Eyeliners. Nail Polish. I hate lip plumpers. If I never receive one again, I will be happy.
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    United States
  • Car I Drive
    Me? Own a Car? Hahahahah!!! I make minimum wage.
  • My Favorite Movies
    War Horse. Gladiator. Every movie with Jason Statham.
  • Favorite Music
    Queen, Connee Boswell, Metallica, AC/DC, Jackyl, Chevell, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, I Am Kloot, Billie Holliday, Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronan Tynan, Three Doors Down, ZZ Top, BB King, Gordon Lightfoot. It depends on the song, really, because I like what I like and I do not want to listen to what I don't like.
  • Favorite Books
    The Dark Hunter Series. The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes. Longitude by Dava Sobel. Books by Anne Bishop, Janet Evanovich, Robert Crais. I read a lot. I just can't remember it all.
  • My Favorite Makeup Brands
    Sumita Eyeliners. Revlon Lip Butters. Finger Paints Brand Nail Polish. Ruffian Nail Laquer.
  • One Interesting Fact About Me
    I don't use makeup other than eyeliner, nail polish, and lip products. At All.Any tips on putting on eyeliner while wearing my glasses? Just Kidding.
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  • My YouTube Channel
    I have a YouTube channel. It's called CricketsBay. It mostly has Birchbox openings filmed with my phone.

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  1. Ahhh, stuff from China. One more reason I unsubbed in December and haven't been tempted to re-sub yet. Mainly, I just didn't like the samples anymore, but it seemed like Birchbox was moving further away from cruelty-free ... not that they were ever cruelty-free to begin with ...
  2. I have that lip crayon from Laqa & Co. It's an exact dupe for one of the Revlon matte lip crayons. Both are hideous in my opinion. They sink into the lines and the pastel florescent orange looks flaky and cracked no matter how moisturized and exfoliated my lips are.
  3. I got an Aces Shop e-mail. 40% off. The list of items is huge, however, there is nothing I want. https://www.birchbox.com/shop/featured/birchbox-beauty-deals?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=122015_W_S_Evergreen_Aces&utm_term=G_A_VIP
  4. Swap Thread. http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/130093-fortune-cookie-soap-box-the-swap-thread/
  5. I bought the 12 Days of Christmas Box and the set of 4 Mini Whipped Creams (2oz each). *I am looking to trade the mini Thanksgiving Town and Christmas Town WC for Halloween Town and Easter Town. *I do not want Jack or Sally from the 12 Days Boc. I am hoping to trade for Halloween Town from the same box. PM if you are interested. I Want Trades Only. No Selling.
  6. Pink is generally not my thing when it comes to clothes and decorating my apartment, but I do like how these 2 specific shades work together. I will probably find a buttondown shirt for work and a matching lipstick in each color. I think the NYX Macarron Lippies collection has both of these colors, I mean exact dupes of the 2 Pantone lipsticks that Sephora is selling, if you want a cheaper option.
  7. That's true. They are over-enthusiastic sometimes.
  8. I'm not interested in any of the stuff in the video, especially the K Beauty stuff, so I won't be re-subbing for Janauary unless later spoilers show something I think I must have, which happens almost every month. But, really, I'm gonna really try to stay unsubbed for an entire month this time. I don't like the new video format. The video and the comments made by Birchbox to everyone who comments below the video that they dislike the silent video seem like a major advertisement for their Periscope channel. I have YouTube, I don't need or want Periscope.
  9. Yup, I am getting a box eventually. Becca said the replacement box would ship soon. I am still looking forward to it, eventhough I may not have it by Christmas. The anticipation is killing me.
  10. So ... FCS customer service is great, but I won't have my box for a while yet. The tracking e-mail was for the NBC Limited Edition WC's I ordered Friday. My NBC Box, according to Becca at FCS today, ended up with my old address on the shipping label despite the fact that Becca changed it herself 2 weeks prior to shipping. Apparently she can see the tracking#, eventhough I never received that e-mail . . . and I won't be getting it. At. All. She offered me a refund or a new box. I opted for the new box. Oh, well, I'll just live vicariously through the videos on the FCS YouTube page. Anybody else notice their channel is hard to find? Their channel and their videos do not show up when I type Fortune Cookie Soap into the search field. It has to be FortuneCookieSoap -- all 1 word. I didn't even know they had a YouTube channel and I search for the words Fortune Cookie Soap every quarter before I get my box to watch the early vloggers' box-openings and stuff. Did they change their channel name to "Support by Subscribing" or is it just me? Their URL is okay, just the channel name is weird.
  11. Oh, lovely . . . I got a shipping confirmation e-mail just now. The tracking# doesn't work. What the heck, FCS? Did they just really create this label today?
  12. No box yet. No tracking. I e-mailed FCS CS today. I did e-mail them back when my Winter Soap Box was making its trip to Colorado and ask them to change the address on my account and on my NBC box order. I got a reply confirming it was changed. Maybe it will arrive today. Also ***SPOILERS*** The video of the 1st item being unwrapped is up. It looks like FCS is uploading 1 each day for the NBC Box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyyu1kPdzVo Edit: Okay, I am not sure everyone's day 1 item is the same, but I hope more people record their unboxings/daily unwrappings.
  13. I made this order on 12/11/15. I want to try the Ofra Liquid Lipstick so bad. I've heard good things about them, but I don't want to spend the approx. $20 on the Ofra website. So far I've tried the liquid lipsticks by Stila through Birchbox, and I've bought one by Kat Von D, and NYX in Stone Cold. I think I like the NYX one best. If I don't like the Ofra, I didn't waste $20 cash, but I hope it's good because they do have colors I want to try really bad.
  14. Okay, payday today, so I added my card and subscribed for the monthly sub. It said it will ship between Dec. 25 and Dec. 28 and the next billing date is Jan. 5.

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