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The candle should smell the same on a candle warmer as it is when regularly lit. If anything, it'll smell and travel more in the air because more of it is melted at once on a warmer vs. lit.   It melts the same, just using a warmer instead of the flame/wick.  My mom always used a warmer when I was growing up, it is a lot safer (no flame/fire).  They come in handy when you get that dud candle that doesn't want to stay lit or when you're down to the bottom of the jar etc.  

I find the throw of soy candles to be a lot less than veggie wax candles, though. I've never used a candle warmer so I'm not sure if it affects the throw or not.  

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I wanted to report in on the earrings since I've been wearing them all day.

 

1 - They are super light. I haven't felt the need to take them off at all.

2. - I have really sensitive ears and these haven't hurt them one bit. Yay!

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I got no necklace/no earrings and no wash. I sent them a note, and they typically have great c.s. So hopefully I will get something soon.

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I got no necklace/no earrings and no wash. I sent them a note, and they typically have great c.s. So hopefully I will get something soon.

Did the card inside say you were supposed to get them? Maybe there are variations?

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Did the card inside say you were supposed to get them? Maybe there are variations?

The card did say I should get them and there was nothing extra that wasn't in everyone else's box. Mine just had the two most expensive items missing.

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The card did say I should get them and there was nothing extra that wasn't in everyone else's box. Mine just had the two most expensive items missing.

Very uncool. They should give you the earrings AND necklace for your trouble.

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The candle should smell the same on a candle warmer as it is when regularly lit. If anything, it'll smell and travel more in the air because more of it is melted at once on a warmer vs. lit.   It melts the same, just using a warmer instead of the flame/wick.  My mom always used a warmer when I was growing up, it is a lot safer (no flame/fire).  They come in handy when you get that dud candle that doesn't want to stay lit or when you're down to the bottom of the jar etc.  

 

Cool, thanks :)

 

I will have to give that a shot. I've found the candle on eBay but I'm not paying 30$ for a B&BW candle.

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Those who have your boxes...what do you think of all the items (in addition to the earrings?) I've got to wait another week for mine, so I would love to hear what people think of the soap, candle, cookies, lunch box etc... There used to be a member on here who would do a breakdown of what each item really cost her based on how much she paid. I can't remember how her calculations were done, but it was always fun to read.

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Those who have your boxes...what do you think of all the items (in addition to the earrings?) I've got to wait another week for mine, so I would love to hear what people think of the soap, candle, cookies, lunch box etc... There used to be a member on here who would do a breakdown of what each item really cost her based on how much she paid. I can't remember how her calculations were done, but it was always fun to read.

I wasn't the one who did it, but I remember what you're talking about, so here's the break down:

 

Item Price (% of total value) Distributed if you paid $40 or Distributed if you paid $30

The Mason Jar Cookie Company Celebrate Cookie Mix$12.99 (10%) $4.03 or $3.02

thinkThink High Protein Bar in Brownie Crunch$1.99 (2%) $0.62 or $0.46

Elle (Gold/Silver) Earings in Shale$52.00 (40%) $16.13 or $12.10

Lollia At Last No. 17 Perfumed Shower Gel$22.00 (17%) $6.82 or $5.12

Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle$10.00 (8%) $3.10 or $2.33

Bite Beauty Lip Gloss in Popsugar$22.00 (17%) $6.82 or $5.12

Goodbyn Small Meal$6.50 (5%) $2.02 or $1.51

Goodbyn Dipper$1.49 (1%) $0.46 or $0.35

Total Box $128.97 (100%) $40.00 or $30.00

 

(Table disappeared when I originally posted so edited for formatting)

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My box should arrive today. I won't get to open it until later tonight, so the cookies should make an acceptable dinner, no?

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Just got my box! I love it! The cookie packet is huge! I figured it would make 6 or 12, not 24! I'm going to have to wait until I have people coming over or my husband and I will eat them ALL! :wacko:

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I got no necklace/no earrings and no wash. I sent them a note, and they typically have great c.s. So hopefully I will get something soon.

Mine was missing the Bite gloss. I emailed them. I hope they don't say they are sold out of these missing items!!

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So I had my box delivered to my office this time around, and I have to say it was quite a nice lunchtime pick-me-up that it showed up today!

Here's my thoughts on the items:

Kendra Scott Elle Earrings in Slate (Silver Frame) - LOVE! 100% Loving these!  They are perfectly my style and will work in nicely with my general jewelry colors.  I probably wouldn't have picked out earrings quite this large for myself for everyday, but I definitely want to wear them often anyway!

Mason Jar Cookie Company Mix - I'm pretty happy with this,  Now to decide if I'm going to gift it or if I'm going to use it as an excuse to use my mixer... though I really shouldn't be eating the cookies so we shall see.

Lollia At Last No.17 Perfumed Shower Gel - I think I'll end up leaning more towards like on this.  I'm excited about the luxury shower gel but I'm not thrilled about the scent.  However, it is a bit hard to get the full experience of a shower gel scent from in the container, so I think I'll give it a ago and see.

Goodbyn Small Meal and Dipper - Excited about this!  I have a lunchbox that I use semi-regularly, but I think having 2 will make packing in advance easier.  Plus, I can totally see myself putting quinoa in one side and veggies in the other to combine at work.

Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle - I'm about to fly out to FL on Saturday morning to spend a week in the Gulf, so I'm super excited about the candle!  I'm thinking it will be perfect for when I come back and am completely not ready to have left.  Plus, how adorable would this candle look in the middle of a pile of shells? I'm thinking that's where it will end up.

thinkThin Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar - I will try this and, if I like it, will probably be buying more since it seems like a good thing to leave in my desk at work for those mornings where my allergies have me so knocked out I run out the door without breakfast.

Bite Beauty Lip Gloss - probably the only thing that I'm not thrilled with.  The pink is a bit bright for me.  I'm more of a rose-colored lip person.  Tho lately I've been experimenting with reds and am liking those too.  I can't decided if I want to open this up and test it out since it could work sheer, or if it would be better to find a new home for it.

 

Based on the breakout above, I think the only thing I wouldn't have snatched up if I had come across it at the price breakout prices would be the gloss, so overall I'm super happy with this box!

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I wasn't the one who did it, but I remember what you're talking about, so here's the break down:

 

Item Price (% of total value) Distributed if you paid $40 or Distributed if you paid $30

The Mason Jar Cookie Company Celebrate Cookie Mix$12.99 (10%) $4.03 or $3.02

thinkThink High Protein Bar in Brownie Crunch$1.99 (2%) $0.62 or $0.46

Elle (Gold/Silver) Earings in Shale$52.00 (40%) $16.13 or $12.10

Lollia At Last No. 17 Perfumed Shower Gel$22.00 (17%) $6.82 or $5.12

Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle$10.00 (8%) $3.10 or $2.33

Bite Beauty Lip Gloss in Popsugar$22.00 (17%) $6.82 or $5.12

Goodbyn Small Meal$6.50 (5%) $2.02 or $1.51

Goodbyn Dipper$1.49 (1%) $0.46 or $0.35

Total Box $128.97 (100%) $40.00 or $30.00

 

(Table disappeared when I originally posted so edited for formatting)

You are awesome!! Thanks for doing that. :)

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Yipee! I just got my boxes (ordered two) and have 10 minutes before I have to get ready for work. Here are my initial thoughts:

 

1. Kendra Scott. I got the earrings in silver in both my boxes. My preferences are set to necklaces with silver jewelry. I was kind of hoping I'd get one of each since I have two boxes, but I'm pleased to get the silver earrings. They are very pretty. I don't usually wear earrings, especially large ones, but these boxes are all about trying new things. They are beautiful and obviously high quality.

 

2. Think thin bar- dissapointed to see it has maltitol as the artificial sweetener. My husband is extremely allergic to aspartame type products so we don't keep them in the house. I'll be taking those to work and passing them on.

 

3. Lunch box. Very cool. The plastic is a little thin, so I'm not sure what the life of the product will be, but this is perfect for me. I loved the BENTGO box, but it didn't really seal. And the two small compartments on the top layer weren't really big enough. This seems perfect, two even sized compartments. And a good seal. The sauce holder is a good idea to. I just wish it had a place for silver ware like the bentgo because them it would be perfect.

 

4. Candle. This smells amazing! It reminds me of the scent "Ocean" from. Pier 1 imports.

 

5.Lollia- hmmm... Don't really like this smell. I think I will swap.

 

6. Bite- I'm on the fence, the color looks intense, bit I've heard it's not. I have so many glosses already. I'm not sure... Also, I have big lips, so glosses tend to goop up on my lips .

 

7.cookies- wish is was in real mason jar, but I'm excited to make them.

 

All in all I'm very happy with my boxes! I thought there would be something special for the anniversary, but I'm still very pleased. Worth the money for sure!

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I just got my box and I love it even more now that it's in my hands. Very excited that everything in the box is something I can use. I can't eat the cookies but I can definitely make them for the hubs and our friends :)

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I got my box today and I was SO HAPPY to see the necklace because I don't have pierced ears. :D The necklace is so much daintier than I had imagined and I love it!

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I can't believe they actually pay attention to the profile!  I'm so used to it meaning absolutely nothing!

 

But I did get earrings (which I marked) and I got them in silver (which I also marked)!!  They are so light and beautiful and they aren't too huge either.  Glorious!

 

I think this might be one of the only Popsugar boxes where I won't trade a single thing.

 

I love the smell of the shower gel.  It reminds me of something but I can't figure out what.

 

The candle is the exactly matches my sitting room and smells divine.

 

LOVE the gloss.  That neon pink was scary in the bottle but on it is perfection!

 

Like someone else mentioned, that is  HUGE batch of cookies!  I'll have to wait for a party or loads of company to whip those babies out.

 

I always need reusable food storage so that box and dipper thing will be used for sure.

 

I'll try Think Thin.  Might be gross, might not be but at least I wont feel bad if I toss it because I love this box SO much :D

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So I was kinda bummed I couldn't use the towel code without getting 2 Aug boxes (Aug is the last box of my 3 month sub so I was already getting one), but it now said boxes begin with Sept and the towel code still works!

 

Also, I love that necklace instead of the earrings. My Aug box will be here Friday, and just the thought that I might get a necklace makes me really happy. Life is good!

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I got my first ever box today.  I was so worried I would get gold toned earrings but they are silver.   I love the lipgloss it's very nice.  The shower gel was leaking everywhere in the bag.  I did email them.  I also asked them to replace the shower gel and why they sent two milk based food items as I am allergic to dairy.  Are they good about replacing items that are broken or allergies?  I didn't even know food was an option  here.

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Do we think they are actually paying attention to profiles or is it all kind of a random luck?

Not sure, my profile says silver and I got silver.  So happy I can FINALLY wear some popsugar jewelry!  (Gold looks terrible on my skin tone.)

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I got my first ever box today.  I was so worried I would get gold toned earrings but they are silver.   I love the lipgloss it's very nice.  The shower gel was leaking everywhere in the bag.  I did email them.  I also asked them to replace the shower gel and why they sent two milk based food items as I am allergic to dairy.  Are they good about replacing items that are broken or allergies?  I didn't even know food was an option  here.

They're really good about replacing broken items, but I'm not sure if they accomodate for allergies. In the past when I got an item I couldn't use, they apologized, thanked me for sharing my opinion, and suggested I pass it along to a friend as a gift. But for items that are damaged in any way they've always sent out replacements, no questions asked. 

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I got my first ever box today.  I was so worried I would get gold toned earrings but they are silver.   I love the lipgloss it's very nice.  The shower gel was leaking everywhere in the bag.  I did email them.  I also asked them to replace the shower gel and why they sent two milk based food items as I am allergic to dairy.  Are they good about replacing items that are broken or allergies?  I didn't even know food was an option  here.Pp

Popsugar is really good about replacing broken items.  However, they do not accomodate allergies.  They may do something for you just because they are awesome but I don't know of any subscription box that will do anything about allergies.  Waaaaay too much lawsuit potential, probably.

 

Edited to add: The Think Thin bar is an extra and not counted as part of the box so they likely won't do anything about that even if they do decide to do something about the cookie mix.  

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