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I just tried the CC cream and I LOVE it! I think the comments I read earlier about it being pasty in texture are solved if you apply it with a foundation brush. I put like just less than a pea-sized amount on the back of my hand and applied with the brush and I thought it went on really nicely. As for the smell, I don't think any of JB's products smell particularly good or bad- they just smell like unscented product to me- but I'm used to that kind of smell because I usually react to scented products so I've been using unscented stuff forever. I did need to use a bit more powder than normal to set it, however.

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Originally Posted by Meahlea View Post

 

 

Mine's been in Coppell since Saturday, with my ipsy glam bag. Supposed to be delivered today. I could have walked there in that time. Except for that whole stupidly cold for Texas thing we've had going all weekend.

My box bypassed Coppell this month and went to Dallas. Which is great, except I don't live in Dallas.

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UGH This nicole richie perfume is horrible...I smell like I just hugged a dozen old ladies at church...I dont need anymore darn foil packets and honestly dont feel like experimenting with the CC cream and breaking out...the only thing good about my box this month is the chocolate fortune cookie. so ready for next year its not even funny.

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Originally Posted by omgitsliz View Post

 

UGH This nicole richie perfume is horrible...I smell like I just hugged a dozen old ladies at church...I dont need anymore darn foil packets and honestly dont feel like experimenting with the CC cream and breaking out...the only thing good about my box this month is the chocolate fortune cookie. so ready for next year its not even funny.

How does the fortune cookie taste?  Kinda bummed I didn't get one.. :(

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Ok so I can't use rtr10 on just a gift subscription, but if I add other stuff to my cart it will take the $10 off! Do you think I can still pay with points too? Sorry I am just so new to this. Also can anyone suggest any items in the shop that are around $10?? I can't find anything I really want, but I want to take advantage of getting something free! If I buy a gift subscription for myself and then claim it with my account, I just won't be charged for 3 months, right? That is what I want to do. Should I just put my same email on the form or do I need to use a different one? Thanks!

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Ok so I can't use rtr10 on just a gift subscription, but if I add other stuff to my cart it will take the $10 off! Do you think I can still pay with points too? Sorry I am just so new to this. Also can anyone suggest any items in the shop that are around $10?? I can't find anything I really want, but I want to take advantage of getting something free! I placed an order a few days ago using points with the RTR code, and everything I really wanted around that price point was out of stock. :(

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Originally Posted by TXSlainte View Post

 

My box bypassed Coppell this month and went to Dallas. Which is great, except I don't live in Dallas.

 

my BB goes to Coppell then leaves to Memphis, comes back to Dallas and then I receive it. Pretty ridiculous since my ipsy bag come to me straight from Coppell

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Not sure what box number I have. It shipped on the 10th, arrived today. Weight was .559.

 

Content:

Hot mama blush/eyeshadow. Looks like a nice color, I'll be using it. Decent size actually should last a while.

Frownie undereye thingies: meh. I'll try them. Not too exciting. Good for 3 uses. They are expensive, so I am unlikely to purchase even if I like them.

No. 4 Clarifying shampoo - smells bad to me. All their products have an odor I don't like. Travel bag.

Channel perfume: I'll use. I dont mind samples of perfume.

Channel for men perfume - ok, it was an extra

Ahava foot cream: foil packet. An extra. I actually love their products, so I am happy to have it, but it is so small.

Rent a runway coupon - right into the trash.

 

I really wish I'd gotten either a full size product or something I"m more excited about. I've been pretty happy w/ Birchbox until recently. Now I feel like I am riding out my sub for a discount coupon and points before I cancel.

 

ETA it is box 29.

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My box #21 is here a day early!

 

 

700

 

 

700

 


And even though it's been around a few months, for those who have been curious about the Mary Lou size:

 

700

I honestly thought it'd be bigger lol but it's still a generously sized sample when you think about how little product you actually use up per use.

 

The Nicole perfume smells terrible to me. Too strong and too sweet. I've never been a fan of anything with even a hint of vanilla in it though.

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Now this is how I like to shop:

 

Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod - $7.95
 

Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Crème Scent Gingered Pumpkin - $18.00
 

Pick Two Sample Pack, Choose 1 pack, Mighty Tea Leaf & Vasanti Brighten Up Cleanser -$10.00
 

Jane Tran Bobby Pin Set- Metallics - $12.00
 

Subtotal $47.95
Shipping & Handling $0.00
Discount (Thanks RTR customers!, Free Sample Pack with Purchase, rtr10) -$20.00
 

Tax $1.96
 

300 reward points -$29.91


Grand Total $0.00

 

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Originally Posted by goldenmeans View Post

 

Now this is how I like to shop:

 

Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod - $7.95

 

Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Crème Scent Gingered Pumpkin - $18.00

 

Pick Two Sample Pack, Choose 1 pack, Mighty Tea Leaf & Vasanti Brighten Up Cleanser -$10.00

 

Jane Tran Bobby Pin Set- Metallics - $12.00

 

Subtotal $47.95

Shipping & Handling $0.00

Discount (Thanks RTR customers!, Free Sample Pack with Purchase, rtr10) -$20.00

 

Tax $1.96

 

300 reward points -$29.91

 

Grand Total $0.00

 

A+

This is pretty much the only thing keeping me from cancelling my birchbox account for good. I've been able to get so many nice beauty products (for practically little to nothing out of my wallet!) that I wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. I get frustrated a lot, but after 3-4 months of waiting, getting $50 worth of stuff for almost nothing is sooooo great.

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You have my dream box!!! I want the Mary Lou-manizer and the CC Cream!  And the fortune cookie is cute too! Congrats on getting your box early!

Originally Posted by norther View Post

My box #21 is here a day early!

 

 

700

 

 

700

 


And even though it's been around a few months, for those who have been curious about the Mary Lou size:

 

700

I honestly thought it'd be bigger lol but it's still a generously sized sample when you think about how little product you actually use up per use.

 

The Nicole perfume smells terrible to me. Too strong and too sweet. I've never been a fan of anything with even a hint of vanilla in it though.

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Joining in on the discount fun woohoo!

 

Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Crème

Scent
Rooibos & Berries

$18.00

 

Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Crème

Scent
Gingered Pumpkin

$18.00

 

Subtotal $36.00

 

Shipping & Handling $0.00

 

Discount (Thanks RTR customers!, RTR10) -$10.00

 

100 reward points -$10.00

 

Grand Total $16.00

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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

 

You have my dream box!!! I want the Mary Lou-manizer and the CC Cream!  And the fortune cookie is cute too! Congrats on getting your box early!

Yeah, the two items you mentioned are the ones I wanted as well, but I'm still really peeved about the box because of the perfume. I'm less peeved about the other sample now because I know there are least two foil packets, though I guess that still doesn't make me feel really good because foil packets. :|

 

Sigh.

 

I should stop being a debby downer. I mean there were two items I wanted in the box AND YET I'M STILL UNHAPPY lol. #firstworldproblems #shutupkyuu

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Originally Posted by lechatonrose View Post

 

I can't find the r10 thing, can someone explain/link me?

Use the coupon code RTR10 to save $10 off any $35 purchase

 

Plus any $25+ purchase receives free shipping

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Originally Posted by BarbieZ View Post

 

Does anyone else get frustrated with the duplicate *types* of products?  This month is my 12th Birchbox.  I got a full-sized blush in August, and I'm getting another big sample blush (in almost the same exact color) this month, and I haven't even made the slightest dent in the first one yet even though I use it all the time.  I got Joeur lip gloss twice (in two different shades, so I guess not a duplicate) plus I've gotten 3 other glosses.  I got pore minimizing products two months in a row.   I got the Masqueology eye masks last month and I'm getting eye gels this month.  I've gotten stila luminizer, stila bronzer,a  mineral bronzer, shimmer glo lotion, and the Joeur LMT.  Not to mention 9 fragrance samples, but I know that's not unique to me.  I agree that Birchbox introduces me to brands that I might never have considered (and I've found my HG shampoo/conditioner and eye serum and nail polish formula through them!), but I just feel like I keep getting products meant to do basically the same thing before I even have a chance to get through the last sample, and they're really specific functions, not just like "oh, I've gotten hand lotion twice," you know?  I don't know, I'm probably totally off base with that.  It's definitely not enough to make me cancel but it irks me.

I would kill for a full-sized blush. I have never received anything half as good as that from BB. I've been subscribed since last October, I just cancelled.

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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

 

Use the coupon code RTR10 to save $10 off any $35 purchase

 

Plus any $25+ purchase receives free shipping

Discount (Thanks RTR customers!, Free Sample Pack with Purchase, rtr10) -$20.00 <-- hm so apparently you can uses RTR10 and still get the free two samples. Yeah, I think i'm going to take advantage of this.

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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

 

Discount (Thanks RTR customers!, Free Sample Pack with Purchase, rtr10) -$20.00 <-- hm so apparently you can uses RTR10 and still get the free two samples. Yeah, I think i'm going to take advantage of this.

Yeah, I looked but none of the 2 packs are anything I want to try. I just wish the BB shop sold more flavors of the Shea Terra body creme because now I have all 4 they sell!

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Originally Posted by BarbieZ View Post

 

Does anyone else get frustrated with the duplicate *types* of products?  This month is my 12th Birchbox.  I got a full-sized blush in August, and I'm getting another big sample blush (in almost the same exact color) this month, and I haven't even made the slightest dent in the first one yet even though I use it all the time.  I got Joeur lip gloss twice (in two different shades, so I guess not a duplicate) plus I've gotten 3 other glosses.  I got pore minimizing products two months in a row.   I got the Masqueology eye masks last month and I'm getting eye gels this month.  I've gotten stila luminizer, stila bronzer,a  mineral bronzer, shimmer glo lotion, and the Joeur LMT.  Not to mention 9 fragrance samples, but I know that's not unique to me.  I agree that Birchbox introduces me to brands that I might never have considered (and I've found my HG shampoo/conditioner and eye serum and nail polish formula through them!), but I just feel like I keep getting products meant to do basically the same thing before I even have a chance to get through the last sample, and they're really specific functions, not just like "oh, I've gotten hand lotion twice," you know?  I don't know, I'm probably totally off base with that.  It's definitely not enough to make me cancel but it irks me.

I would kill for a full-sized blush. I have never received anything half as good as that from BB. I've been subscribed since last October, I just cancelled.

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So I'm not going to go through all 1500+ posts but is Birchbox stepping up their game? From what i've seen, it appears so but I'd like some input from fellow MuTers =) I'm thinking of resubbing.

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