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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.
Same story, some are happy, some not.. I'd check the monthly spoiler threads and have a look at their boxes. I've always been a loyal BB girl, so my answer would be skewed lol.

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Originally Posted by Baberanza View Post

 

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.

I think so! I've been using BB for 6 months now and even as a broke college student, I always think its money well spent! This month especially was awesome!  I got a full sized eyeko liner ($15!)

 

I've gotten full sized makeup products 3 out of the 6 months, so I really can't complain. Plus I've learned about awesome new products that I can't imagine living without now!

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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

 

 

Same story, some are happy, some not.. I'd check the monthly spoiler threads and have a look at their boxes. I've always been a loyal BB girl, so my answer would be skewed lol.

 

Lol I just follow some MuT people on Instagram and the one person's box looked like something I'd like -- & some people are putting full boxes up for trade/sell in the trade thread but I would've been happy with them, too. I'm not very hard to please but for 3 months straight, I got crappy boxes so I canceled. Now it looks like theyre coming back around. 

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Lol I just follow some MuT people on Instagram and the one person's box looked like something I'd like -- & some people are putting full boxes up for trade/sell in the trade thread but I would've been happy with them, too. I'm not very hard to please but for 3 months straight, I got crappy boxes so I canceled. Now it looks like theyre coming back around. 
Yep! Everyone's different. :) maybe reinstate your sub for a three month trial? Or do just one. If you like, keep it. You can always cancel again. :)

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I got 2 awesome boxes this month- I couldn't of been happier with December!! Well worth the $10 a month and then you basically get back $5 a month in BB Bucks - so how can you go wrong for taking a gamble on $5 bucks. The other $5 you purchase something that you get to pick out- combine that with the 20% off that always comes and free shipping- girl need I say more- SIGN UP!!!

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Originally Posted by hindsighting View Post

 

 

Hmm, well I don't know if my item would qualify then! I bought the little pack of Benefit skin care items, which included the eye cream they sent out this month. But I also just looked and I didn't pay for shipping when I bought Viva La Juicy in May, which they weren't sending out that month? I'm definitely not complaining, I'm just not used to not paying for shipping!

 

If anyone else asked this already, sorry - ???  There's a kit for $12 that has the eye cream?!?!  How am I not seeing this???

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Originally Posted by mellee View Post

 

 

If anyone else asked this already, sorry - ???  There's a kit for $12 that has the eye cream?!?!  How am I not seeing this???

I think she said later it didn't have the eye cream in it. She thought it did, but it didn't.

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Originally Posted by hindsighting View Post

 

 

Scratch that, it doesn't have the eye cream after all. That's what I get for not paying attention...It must have been free shipping because they sampled a Benefit product this month.

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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

 

 

Haha!  And that's what I get for not paying attention!  =)  Thanks.  (But she had me too excited to read everything and catch up before I exclaimed my question!)

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Originally Posted by Shauna999 View Post

 

I got 2 awesome boxes this month- I couldn't of been happier with December!! Well worth the $10 a month and then you basically get back $5 a month in BB Bucks - so how can you go wrong for taking a gamble on $5 bucks. The other $5 you purchase something that you get to pick out- combine that with the 20% off that always comes and free shipping- girl need I say more- SIGN UP!!!

I like your way of thinking Shauna999!  I think that part of the reason so many are dissatisfied with their boxes is that we come on here and compare boxes and see what we aren't getting.  I think if you approach it as Shauna says...$5 a month to try a couple things...dissatisfaction would be much lower.  For that reason I try to avoid looking at most of the postings about what is or isn't in the boxes for the month.  Some months are better than others but I can honestly say that I've enjoyed each box I've received.  If I don't want an item there is always the trade board or the Traveling Sample box.

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Originally Posted by mellee View Post

 

 

Haha!  And that's what I get for not paying attention!  =)  Thanks.  (But she had me too excited to read everything and catch up before I exclaimed my question!)

Haha sorry I was excited thinking it had the eye cream in it too, but I wanted to try the Benefit skin care line anyways so I'm not too upset.

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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!

 

I hope you get the items you want! I'm definitely going to have fun trying them out :)

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I got my bb yesterday and my ipsy today, it's the first time I get them without the post office holding them locally for a week. Hopefully that keeps up. I got box 9 which I'm pretty happy about. This is the first time in a while that I was pleased. Since May, this is my second time I get a full sized product with them (the first being the skinny eyeko liner). I hope they keep it up because I was about to cancel. 

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I'm thinking of using my points and the coupon code to finally get Benefit's Benetint. Does anyone have it? What are your thoughts?

 

I recevied my box 21 today, I'm fairly happy with it, but I agree, the perfume does not smell nice. 

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I got my boxes yesterday and my Birchbox order today!

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 Not bad for $4.50! I just wanted to share that the Talika Eyelash Conditioning Cleanser is HUGE, I expected something half the size!!  I tried it a few months ago as a foil sample in my Birchbox, and loved it.  I have been using the Benefit-They're Real Mascara and felt that I needed more than just regular eye makeup remover to get it off.  I love Tea so I always get some whenever I order from Birchbox, and the Willa cleansing wipes are the best $7 product to get you to a price point.

 

As far as the December boxes.. lets just say my favorite items were the Teas and fortune cookie..  you will find most everything from my boxes on my trade site (link in signature).  I am surprised how sheer the Hot Mama is- I dig it! 

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So I was missing items in a couple boxes this month, lol!

 

In my Birchbox I received my Thymes deluxe lotion sample, but did not receive the packet of a different scent that was supposed to come as well. I emailed about it, and they said they did not have any replacements but gave me 100 points. Woohoo! Since I was only missing the "extra" which was a packet I was not expecting $10 of points, so I was pleasantly surprised!

 

In my Sample Society box, I received the teeny weeny BB cream sample, but it was also supposed to come with a "deluxe" sized BB cream sample which was not in the box. They told me they will ship me a replacement. =)

 

Funnily enough, I've never been missing a sample before, and now I was missing two in one month! It worked out pretty well though, so I don't mind.

 

As a side note, BB keeps sampling local companies and it makes me happy! Both Thymes and the Illume candles they sampled last month (I think?) are based in Minneapolis! Now they just need to sample Intelligent Nutrients and I'll be super happy! I love their shampoo but it is hella expensive lol.

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Thinking of getting the Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter with my points. Has anyone tried it? How about scent choice... I was thinking White Chocolate or Rooibos & Berries?

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WARNING! SPOILER!!! 400 I received my box on my other account! So thrilled since this was one of the two I really wanted and my other box was Meh. The sample sizes are what a Birchbox should be! Super excited for the hair treatment, the facial moisturizer (it has hyluronic (?) acid which is great for winter and my rosacea). The Fresh perfume smells divine (pinot noir, grapefruit, neroli, bitter Orange, lemongrass, jasmine, cedarwood, white sandalwood, birch tree leaves) and I will definitely re-purchase-but look at the great sample size! (It's a spray, not rollerball). Finally, I was listing for the Hot Mama, and the boyfran and I thought the fortune cookie was delish. Birchbox really knocked it out for me this month. I also got my Ipsy! I'll post about that in the respective thread. So happy!

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I might have to retract my prior statement about the CC cream... After wearing it all day I really liked the way it wore. It didn't oxidize on my face and it gave me a nice healthy look. I still abhor the smell, but it did fade after about 30 minutes. I still wish it had a more neutral scent. As greasy as it was when I first put it on, it didn't turn me into a greaseball. Of course that might have just been the Erno Laszlo oil control lotion I've been sampling the last few days.... 

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Originally Posted by SamAsh View Post

 

Thinking of getting the Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter with my points. Has anyone tried it? How about scent choice... I was thinking White Chocolate or Rooibos & Berries?

 

I have a sample of the white chocolate and it smells like white chocolate but it's VERY strong. No clue about rooibos & berries.

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Katie - this is truly an awesome box.  I agree: This is what BB is meant to be like! While I actually love the lipgloss I got, I must admit that I have box envy! I loved the cookie as well - I e-mailed them gave them a review - still don't have points for my review.

 

Originally Posted by KatiebuglovesBB View Post

WARNING! SPOILER!!!
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I received my box on my other account! So thrilled since this was one of the two I really wanted and my other box was Meh. The sample sizes are what a Birchbox should be! Super excited for the hair treatment, the facial moisturizer (it has hyluronic (?) acid which is great for winter and my rosacea). The Fresh perfume smells divine (pinot noir, grapefruit, neroli, bitter Orange, lemongrass, jasmine, cedarwood, white sandalwood, birch tree leaves) and I will definitely re-purchase-but look at the great sample size! (It's a spray, not rollerball). Finally, I was listing for the Hot Mama, and the boyfran and I thought the fortune cookie was delish. Birchbox really knocked it out for me this month.
I also got my Ipsy! I'll post about that in the respective thread. So happy!

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Please tell me that my Hot Mama is not the only one that came smudged and fingerprinted. Please say it's designed to look that way.

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Originally Posted by Caryatid View Post

 

Please tell me that my Hot Mama is not the only one that came smudged and fingerprinted. Please say it's designed to look that way.

 

LOL It's the magnet. It presses down on the shadow so it looks like a fingerprint.

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