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Birchbox August 2014 - Spoilers!

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I received my box yesterday.  Kind of sad because I was secretly hoping to receive the LG Silver Sands even though I couldn't pick a sample.  Wishful thinking -- I know.

 

Harvey Prince - Ageless fragrance (liked this!  a lot!)

Key West Aloe - Mango lotion (no.  No no.)

Marcelle - BB Cream in Golden Glow (might like?)

ModelCo - Shimmer Bronzer (no.)

SeaRX - Wrinkle cream (will definitely try.)

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When I click on my tracking for my main account, it pulls up TWO packages..?? One is in transit and one says it's being prepared.

 

At first I thought maybe they sent the wrong box & were sending a second one like some people have mentioned, but that's the account I didn't pick anything on.

 

ETA: Same thing with my second account. Two tracking numbers. But the third account has one.

Me, too!

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Question on this. I had three boxes in July, what am I supposed to send for my yearly sub boxes? I only get shipping notices for those.

One of my is an annual sub. I went back to my order history for when I ordered and sent that plus circled today's date to indicate my year wasn't up yet.

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Went to Target last night and bought 3 of the Nuggs. They redid the whole skin care section and I had a hard time finding them. They ended up being in some new cubes, shelfs in displays that push the items forward. I only found them because the website tells you what aisle they are in at the store. They had plenty of the hydrating and I bought the last revitalizing and also bought an exfoliating. It seems to be an item that people are looking through, it was a mess. They also had an all new skin care section with brand like Vichy and Borghese.

I just went to Target today and bought the same two Nugg masks.  I tried out the revitalizing one just now.  It's ok, I won't be repurchasing this one.  I can't get past the smell.  Maybe the exfoliating one will be better.

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Actually, hands are the one place you really can't hide signs of aging. If you want to get an idea of a woman's real age despite botox and surgery? Check out the backs of her hands. I put sunscreen on mine every day. :)

Amen. Although, I think that sample looks super tiny, like maybe enough for one application. It makes me wonder how expensive it is, if they have to give us such a small sample. What's the difference between the Supergoop spf hand cream, and just whatever sunblock I normally use. My normal brand isn't exactly cheap, but sheesh.

 

I'm really looking forward to seeing my box contents, tomorrow. I am getting the LG eyeshadow, so that narrows it down. At this point, I can already rule out the one with the Whish correcting gel, although I wish (har har) they would mess up and send it to me anyway! I want to buy a bottle with my next code.

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uhhhhhhhhhhhhh I don't know about anyone else, but 3 out of my 4 accounts have this on it

 

Women's 1-Month Comp
 
$0.00  Ordered: 1

$0.00 

 

Anyone have any clue?

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I'm so dissapointed that the benefit liner is a sample size.  I had thought there was no way they could make that pen tiny and so it should be full size.  Also is anyone else having a horrible time getting the lid to stay on?  I had to tape mine because it just kept coming off.

 

 

Yeah, I was hoping for a full size too. How small is it though? If it's half size of the original pen, I'd say it's still decent, bit if it's smaller than that, then I'm peeved.

 

I just checked the sample I got from Sephora and it says 0.01 oz  and the full size is 0.04 oz.  I think it will still last quite a while though, you really don't need a lot when you use it.  Like I used it today and 1 click was more than enough for both eyes.

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I just checked the sample I got from Sephora and it says 0.01 oz  and the full size is 0.04 oz.  I think it will still last quite a while though, you really don't need a lot when you use it.  Like I used it today and 1 click was more than enough for both eyes.

 

@@Tamarin - thanks! it sounds pretty small, but you are probably right, it should last some time. 

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Actually, hands are the one place you really can't hide signs of aging. If you want to get an idea of a woman's real age despite botox and surgery? Check out the backs of her hands. I put sunscreen on mine every day. :)

Every time they are taking about a celebrity's plastic surgery my mom is like'Just look at her hands! Hands don't lie!' Chemical SPF does awful things to my face so when I get samples they go on my hands. I just use it instead of lotion.
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@@Tamarin - thanks! it sounds pretty small, but you are probably right, it should last some time. 

The birchbox sample is only .003 oz.  Also I don't think it's a clicky pen at all.  The instructions say to push the product up the tube.  I would test it out, but since it's so tiny I don't want to waste any!

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The birchbox sample is only .003 oz.  Also I don't think it's a clicky pen at all.  The instructions say to push the product up the tube.  I would test it out, but since it's so tiny I don't want to waste any!

@@babycat - really? That's disappointing! The eyeliner is the main reason I choose EveryGirl box  :(.

Now I'm really impatient. I wish the silly box would hurry up and get here, so I could see for myself.

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Just wanted to pop my head in and say I picked an everygirl box, had to call to get them to put it through, and now have two packages pulling up when I track it.

 

I never had any email confirming they had to resend it so I'm not 100% sure that's what's going on. I can only hope. If I got both the everygirl box and the bronzer I almost picked I would be absolutely giddy.

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I have the same thing going on, but I picked a Staniac box. I think it's actually the same package, because the reference numbers are identical. I'm guessing the tracking number starting with the 9 is USPS and the one starting with a 4 is Newgistics, but if I receive 2 boxes, I'll be delighted of course!

 

Just wanted to pop my head in and say I picked an everygirl box, had to call to get them to put it through, and now have two packages pulling up when I track it.

I never had any email confirming they had to resend it so I'm not 100% sure that's what's going on. I can only hope. If I got both the everygirl box and the bronzer I almost picked I would be absolutely giddy.

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The birchbox sample is only .003 oz.  Also I don't think it's a clicky pen at all.  The instructions say to push the product up the tube.  I would test it out, but since it's so tiny I don't want to waste any!

Hmm... I just assumed that there was only one sample size, but I guess there could be 2 - like how the it's potent eye cream comes in the cardboard pack and the small jar.  The clicky pen has a turning mechanism at the bottom (like for a lip balm) that pushes it out.

 

Just wanted to pop my head in and say I picked an everygirl box, had to call to get them to put it through, and now have two packages pulling up when I track it.

 

I never had any email confirming they had to resend it so I'm not 100% sure that's what's going on. I can only hope. If I got both the everygirl box and the bronzer I almost picked I would be absolutely giddy.

I got the tracking for my EG box today and only one package comes up

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@@Elena K  Yup!  It's itty bitty.  That's why I got the every girl box too. I really wanted to see how the liner worked for my oily lids. 

 

 

Hmm... I just assumed that there was only one sample size, but I guess there could be 2 - like how the it's potent eye cream comes in the cardboard pack and the small jar.  The clicky pen has a turning mechanism at the bottom (like for a lip balm) that pushes it out.

 

I got the tracking for my EG box today and only one package comes up

I bet you're right about those sample sizes I hadn't even thought about the other benefit samples that are different sizes.

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I too picked the Every Girl box and have two tracking numbers... but the locations and dates don't match on them. One tracking number states my package was prepared yesterday in Mount Juliet, TN. The other states it departed Fishers, IN yesterday .

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Hmm... I just assumed that there was only one sample size, but I guess there could be 2 - like how the it's potent eye cream comes in the cardboard pack and the small jar.  The clicky pen has a turning mechanism at the bottom (like for a lip balm) that pushes it out.

 

I got the tracking for my EG box today and only one package comes up

 

 

@@Elena K  Yup!  It's itty bitty.  That's why I got the every girl box too. I really wanted to see how the liner worked for my oily lids. 

 

 

I bet you're right about those sample sizes I hadn't even thought about the other benefit samples that are different sizes.

I have both the clicky pen sample sent out by Sephora with a code (well, had it, but seem to have misplaced it) and the sample sent by Birchbox as I got it today in a box where I didn't pick any samples. So I can confirm that the samples are NOT the same. I don't know about amounts, but at least the clicky pen feels like a real sample. The Birchbox one is really sad. I'd be unhappy if I picked an EG box just to get the Benefit liner sample. :(

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Hmm... I just assumed that there was only one sample size, but I guess there could be 2 - like how the it's potent eye cream comes in the cardboard pack and the small jar.

That jar was the best part of that sample. Teeny jars make me squee.

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Indeed, there do appear to be two different liner sample sizes. Neither blog is mine. Sorry, I can't figure out how to resize the pics, so I put them behind a spoiler.

 

 

 

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Thanks for mentioning the size of the Benefit Push Up liner. I think I might just save points and buy a full size or just swap. That's the only thing in the Every Girl box I am interested in, so I'm not going to pay $10 for a non-clicky pen sample. :( That sounds so small, .003 oz? I wonder if there is even one use in it? XD 

 

I don't think I could even learn to use it with a .003 oz sample! I've heard there's a pretty steep learning curve on it!

 

I guess this saves me some money since now I'm not tempted to reactivate my 2nd account! I'll just use the $10 toward the full size...

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Thanks for mentioning the size of the Benefit Push Up liner. I think I might just save points and buy a full size or just swap. That's the only thing in the Every Girl box I am interested in, so I'm not going to pay $10 for a non-clicky pen sample. :( That sounds so small, .003 oz? I wonder if there is even one use in it? XD 

 

I don't think I could even learn to use it with a .003 oz sample! I've heard there's a pretty steep learning curve on it!

 

I guess this saves me some money since now I'm not tempted to reactivate my 2nd account! I'll just use the $10 toward the full size...

I actually thought it was really easy to use - very similar to using a pencil liner.  

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I actually thought it was really easy to use - very similar to using a pencil liner.  

Benefit claims it's the easiest liner to use, but it's really not (especially not for beginners). It took me a few days to get the hang of it and the employees at Ulta also said they had a lot of difficulty with it at the beginning. The upside is that it's a VERY long-lasting eyeliner, so it's very useful once you learn how to use it.

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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?

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Was up this morning for the box reveal!   I picked the Staniac and I'm getting that with the Ageless lotion, Amika Dry Shampoo, a black eyeliner (sigh), and Vasanti detox cleanser. Im happy about the dry shampoo, so this box is pretty good for me.

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