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  1. Interesting! Thanks for sharing! Where was this posted, just on their site? I just cancelled my Annual sub because I'm not happy with the quality of the boxes anymore. I'm tired of seeing the same brands promoted all the time. But the premium options are really tempting.
  2. So I'm confused...I just reviewed my husband's August Birchbox Man box, and received 10 points for each review (50 points total). I thought reviews weren't supposed to count for points after July - wasn't that the change they announced? I'll gladly take the points! Just wondering if anyone else has noticed the discrepancy.
  3. New LE Box: Sunny Side. Looks cute! I think that turkish towel was in a PopSugar box a while back, and I love it. https://www.birchbox.com/shop/limited-edition-sunny-side Anyone know of any active Promo Codes? I can't seem to get any to work.
  4. Aquolina Pink Sugar, the Juicy Couture fragrances or Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot would be really nice. I'd stick with the gourmand fragrance category, look for scents that contain vanilla or other sweet notes. What do you currently wear?
  5. Looks like a new eyeshadow for December. http://www.julep.com/blog/orbital/
  6. The eye set is actually a good value. The Jouer cream eyeshadow is $30 alone. And the $20 Tweezerman eyelash curler is fantastic. So you are basically getting the eyeliner and the mascara for $9. Individually those items would equal $92. https://www.birchbox.com/shop/birchbox-favorites-set-making-eyes
  7. I wish Birchbox would start carrying Ilia! I have been obsessed with this brand since PopSugar included two lipsticks in the very first MustHave "bag" back in July 2012. I had hope the other day when Rachel posted a pic on Instagram of some products she was considering using for her November video. Fingers crossed we'll see this brand show up in the shop soon!
  8. Isn't Jillian more of a deep eggplant/reddish shimmer? Sawyer is bronze, and I actually don't think there is a Julep color like that one, surprisingly! Also, Joanne looks like Gabrielle.
  9. I have tried the perfume a couple of times now and it is growing on me. At first I picked up a dark element in the scent that I didn't care for as it didn't seem to connect with the sweetness. It took me a while to put my finger on it, but I think it is leather. Maybe that is what the "vamp essence" is in the scent (from the website description). Once it dries down, though, it leaves a nice warm essence that actually lingers for a long time.
  10. I am over all the hand/body lotions. I get one every month!!
  11. Mine was missing the Bite gloss. I emailed them. I hope they don't say they are sold out of these missing items!!
  12. Sorry to ask a silly question but what is the Women's Health refund all about? I gave the previous offer to a friend, and tossed the most recent one. Do not care for that magazine whatsoever. Are we able to get a $ refund of some sort?
  13. Another brand of flats that are slightly less pricey than Tieks is Yosi Samra. I just bought a pair and I LOVE them! Joyus carries several colors. https://www.joyus.com/search?searchTerms=Samra
  14. AMaas

    Julep August 2014

    Also, did anyone notice that if you spend $50 in the Secret Store this month, your September box is free? This is what it says under all the product descriptions: Get next month’s Maven Box free when you splurge on $50 in the Secret Store!
  15. AMaas

    Julep August 2014

    The First Class Gift Set has an incorrect listing for one of the colors. The images show two green shades, but the color descriptions say this: Rita (Bombshell): Royal blackcurrant microshimmer Holly (Bombshell): Opaque, super-pale pink frost Taryn (It Girl): Deep sea teal holographic glitter Hmmm...not seeing a pink frost anywhere!
  16. Thanks for sharing that article, but I feel it's important to point out a few things after reading it. First, the author says he would not put DMDM Hydantoin on his skin. Yes, DMDM Hydantoin itself is not an actual formaldehyde but a formaldehyde donor - so it releases formaldehyde over time. But he even states that DMDM Hydantoin as a formaldehyde donor actually releases MORE formaldeyhde than using actual formaldehyde itself as a preservative in a product would. Second, eating a chemical and having it pass through your digestive system is pretty different than putting it on your skin. Totally agree that there are naturally occurring chemicals in foods that our body can tolerate and filter out of our bloodstreams. But our skin doesn't metabolize chemicals the same way our digestive tracts do. Third, this person is based in the UK. The UK has completely different product standards than we have in the US via the FDA.
  17. I got my box today. I don't know which box #, but I got my requested lip stain in Sugar, the Imperial Gardenia fragrance, the Naobay body lotion, a No. 4 leave-in conditioner which I will be packing in my hospital bag for my pending labor. Not bad so far. And then there is the Real Chemistry peel... I AM SO TIRED OF COMPANIES USING DMDM HYDANTOIN! That is FORMALDEHYDE! I will not be putting that on my face! I don't need to pickle my skin. Into the trash that crap goes. I showed it to my husband and he said, "Well, it is called Real Chemistry..." Hardy har har.
  18. AMaas

    Julep August 2014

    This is a brilliant idea!!
  19. Great topic! Recent finds: Marcelle pressed powder compact (quad colors) Make Solstice bronzer Sienna Naturals Baobab Oil Moisturizing Collection (shampoo, conditioner, body butter) Loyal to: Miracle Skin primer and concealer Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, lip treatments, glosses, lipsticks (pretty much everything!) Benefit Gimme Brow Caudalie Beauty Elixir, hand/body lotions and creams, Vinosource Sorbet
  20. I just checked tracking on my box...it started in TN and is now in IN. I live in NC. You're going the wrong way, little Birchbox!!
  21. I just got a pick two of a juicy sample and a Camille Beckman hand cream. Boring.
  22. I got an email yesterday about the mystery boxes.
  23. $100 apiece for mystery boxes??
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