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That's why I only have one subscription to one company.  I keep up on other threads just to see if I would like to switch at some point (or do a non-beauty sub), but I've set myself that strict, meager limit and manage not to accumulate a lot of unused samples (other than certain things, like saving a heavy lotion for winter, etc).  There are a lot of things I just don't buy anymore--mostly things for my gym bag and for travel.  

 

I am a nail polish hoarder though, I'll admit it. Yes, all 20 shades of purple are different. :)

Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

I just tried to cancel my Birchbox subscription.  I love Birchbox and have always been very happy with my samples, but I just have so much stuff.  I had 2 Birchbox accounts, and canceled one last week.  Today I canceled my other account, and ended up rejoining an hour later.  I just cant do it.

 

I canceled Birchbox, and then started to think of the products I discovered through Birchbox that I can no longer live without.  Orofluido Elixer and Jouer Lip Enhancer, Stila Smudge Sticks, Zoya nail polish, etc.

 

I consider myself a minimalist, and prefer quality over quantity. I have no desire to own 30 bottles of nail polish or 20 different mascaras, but I dont want to miss out on the chance of finding that next holy grail product either. 

 

My neice has more nail polish than Sephora has in stock, and it makes her happy.  I have 6, and dont want more than that.  To each thier own! 

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Originally Posted by Meggpi View Post

 

That's why I only have one subscription to one company.  I keep up on other threads just to see if I would like to switch at some point (or do a non-beauty sub), but I've set myself that strict, meager limit and manage not to accumulate a lot of unused samples (other than certain things, like saving a heavy lotion for winter, etc).  There are a lot of things I just don't buy anymore--mostly things for my gym bag and for travel.  

 

I am a nail polish hoarder though, I'll admit it. Yes, all 20 shades of purple are different. :)

You sound like my niece with the 20 shades of purple polish! 

 

I've been a subsciber to Birchbox for almost a year, and had 2 accounts for most of that time.  I've subscribed to Sample Society for about 6 months, and the past couple months Ipsy, and then a couple of weeks ago I subscribed to Glossybox.  I canceled them all except for the 1 Birchbox and Sample Society. 

 

Before Birchbox, I used primarily Estee Lauder everything and occasionally something different from Sephora so Birchbox has expanded my horizons quite a bit.

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Originally Posted by hindsighting View Post

 

I LOVE getting perfume samples because I never buy perfume. I have a nice little collection of samples to choose from without spending a ton. I'll only buy a perfume if I'm completely in love with it, so I only own two: Viva la Juicy and CK in 2u.

 

I never buy perfume either!  I also like to take several different when I travel & they take up no room.  I only own a few full size too, but they are cheap body sprays from Bath & Body.

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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

 

 

I got the Vasanti Brighten Up cleanser in September and bought the full size. I couldn't use the DDF because of the alpha hydroxy acid in it.

The trade worked out for me, so I'm happy. I would like fewer cleansers from Birchbox, but I subscribe because it's not all makeup, eventhoufh I wish they didn't send Lara Bars.

I LOVE the Vasanti. I just bought the full size too! 

 

 

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Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

 

You sound like my niece with the 20 shades of purple polish! 

 

I've been a subsciber to Birchbox for almost a year, and had 2 accounts for most of that time.  I've subscribed to Sample Society for about 6 months, and the past couple months Ipsy, and then a couple of weeks ago I subscribed to Glossybox.  I canceled them all except for the 1 Birchbox and Sample Society. 

 

Before Birchbox, I used primarily Estee Lauder everything and occasionally something different from Sephora so Birchbox has expanded my horizons quite a bit.

And yeah, I've found so many new products through BB, especially cleansers and whatnot. I have Ipsy, Birchbox and Julep, though I am trying to get rid of Julep... 

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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

 

 

Lol. I traded my 4.5 oz. DDF cleanser from the October box for a Mary-Lou Manizer sample just so I could see how big it was. I think it was a good trade.

Also, I luv perfume samples, even if they smell nasty. I can always give away the ones I don't like.

 

Awh, that was me! And I'm glad you thought it was a good trade, as I was a bit worried. I remember asking if there was anything else you wanted. I guess it shows you how opinions vary. I was SO glad to get another DDF Brightening Cleanser sample, as I love love LOVE it. Love. I think I still have two 2oz bottles, your 4.5 oz bottle, and a full size I got cheap from Marshalls. I love that cleanser but not the price, so thanks again for helping me stock up!

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December is my last month with subs so I hope it's good!
Lol, we can probably guess at least one or two boxes will be much coveted out of the variations! Hope you go out of subs with a bang and that'll hold you over for a bit. :)

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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

 

 

Whoa! Lol, better late than never? What'd you get?

I got the Mary-Lou- Manizer, the Sumita brow highliting pecil, Lucy B perfume samples, Keratese shampoo foil packets, (2) and a Luna bar. I actually like this box.

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I got the Mary-Lou- Manizer, the Sumita brow highliting pecil, Lucy B perfume samples, Keratese shampoo foil packets, (2) and a Luna bar. I actually like this box.
Sounds like a great box. I received the Kerastese..pink packets? I really enjoyed them. Perfect since I'm lo-pooing my hair now.

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

 

I really, really hate this term, along with "no-pooing." I just...ew, hahahaha. 

 

Hahaha. I haven't heard of "lo-pooing" before, but I have heard of "no-pooing"

 

Can you imagine people overhearing you talking about it? "So I've been no-pooing for a few weeks..." My family and friends would assume I'm talking about never going to the bathroom and think I'm crazy.

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

 

I really, really hate this term, along with "no-pooing." I just...ew, hahahaha. 

 

then you must not have extremely dry brittle lifeless hair

 

i use shampoo once every month-ish?

 

everytime other than that i use my aussie confidently clean conditioner to wash my hair... it never feels oily or dirty

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Originally Posted by Meshybelle View Post

 

Guess what the mailman just brought..........My long lost October box!!!! lol

That's crazy!  Was it worth the wait?

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Originally Posted by Angelalh View Post

 

 

then you must not have extremely dry brittle lifeless hair

 

i use shampoo once every month-ish?

 

everytime other than that i use my aussie confidently clean conditioner to wash my hair... it never feels oily or dirty

Edited because I misread, but I'm still confused. How does not liking the term "no-pooing" because it sounds gross have anything to do with the state of my hair?

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

Edited because I misread, but I'm still confused. How does not liking the term "no-pooing" because it sounds gross have anything to do with the state of my hair?

 

Maybe she misinterpreted it as you talking bad about the routine? Like... you not only hate the term "lo-pooing" but you hate the act of "no-pooing" as well!

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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

 

Hahaha. I haven't heard of "lo-pooing" before, but I have heard of "no-pooing"

 

Can you imagine people overhearing you talking about it? "So I've been no-pooing for a few weeks..." My family and friends would assume I'm talking about never going to the bathroom and think I'm crazy.

lmao! Yeah when my bf heard about no-poo, he made a smart ass comment, don't ask me what cuz it was a while ago! Maybe she meant she's trying to avoid it a little bit? 

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Hey ladies,

I just bought an iPad and to my disappointment I can't review my birchbox items from Safari :/

 

Has anyone found a workaround for this? Different web browser, a way to be able to get down to the submit button? 

 

Thanks!

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I do everything on my iPad and I had the same problem with submitting reviews. I tried getting the Chrome app, but it was really slow so I deleted it. Ultimately, I took the easy way out and just used my laptop. If someone does have a work around, I'd love to hear it!

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Originally Posted by glamourcat View Post

 

I do everything on my iPad and I had the same problem with submitting reviews. I tried getting the Chrome app, but it was really slow so I deleted it. Ultimately, I took the easy way out and just used my laptop. If someone does have a work around, I'd love to hear it!

 

Maybe we'll get lucky and some beautiful genius on here knows our answer :D

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I use shampoo maybe 3x a month? Otherwise I condition it and it's been working great. My hair is super soft and doesn't get oily, like some fear. Plus, my hair's naturally curly and dry, so it needs all the moisture it can get lol...I say lo poo, some say no poo, then people also say co-washing. Whatever floats your boat.

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