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Birchbox December 2014 (Spoilers)

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I just hit 500 points and my account says I've reached aces.

How long does it take for the perks to take effect? Do I have to wait for the new year to start getting free shipping or will it kick in soon?

ETA: I searched around the site and it says it will kick in tomorrow :)

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I just sent out an email to Birchbox. I am not a happy camper. Underneath the video on their website, now it says that those of us in Alaska and Hawaii are no longer able to pick a sample choice or do the add on. I was going to choose the rose gold eyeliner on my Aces account. This is complete B.S. I can only wonder what their response will be. I just signed up for a year's sub and have spent plenty of money with this company.

Just an update here. After never receiving an email from BB, I winded up calling them last week. The representative on the phone told me that was a mistake on their website and I will be able to choose the sample choice. She also said they would change the text under the video and lo and behold when I looked today, they did change it. I am happy with BB again. Going to try for the rose gold Vasanti eyeliner, seems to be popular here, on my Aces, and for my secondary, I am going to leave it up to chance.

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I bought the Cynthia rowley rose gold eyeliner and it doesn't show up at all on my fair with pink undertones skin :( I had purchased the em Michelle phan rose gold one last year and had the same problem but thought the Cynthia Rowley one would work because I love the silver one I have of hers. Unfortunately it just blends in with my skin like its invisible. I am tempted to try this rose gold one in hopes it'll be different but it's more than likely I am just the wrong fair-pink skin tone for it :(

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Oh, BB just sent me my 30 month anniversary code, and it expires tomorrow! I only have $10 in points saved up since I got the holiday hacks box, but I can't let 30% off go to waste! what should I get?!

 

I was good and made myself stay away from the makeup (because there is nothing I need right now and I have to stick to just my subs, re: beauty purchases) so I got a cute Jonathan Adler travel mug, an iPhone amplifier stand, and a cute card. And a pick 2. After my code and points, I paid $10...have I mentioned lately that I love Birchbox?

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I bought the Cynthia rowley rose gold eyeliner and it doesn't show up at all on my fair with pink undertones skin :( I had purchased the em Michelle phan rose gold one last year and had the same problem but thought the Cynthia Rowley one would work because I love the silver one I have of hers. Unfortunately it just blends in with my skin like its invisible. I am tempted to try this rose gold one in hopes it'll be different but it's more than likely I am just the wrong fair-pink skin tone for it :(

 

I worry about that too, with rose gold...I am also fair with pink tones. I have a couple different shades of gold liners already and they show up on me, but the pinkest of them is definitely subtle. As much as I keep thinking about that liner, I think I'm going to choose the lip product this month, and maybe leave it up to chance on my 2nd account, unless the curated box is great.

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I worry about that too, with rose gold...I am also fair with pink tones. I have a couple different shades of gold liners already and they show up on me, but the pinkest of them is definitely subtle. As much as I keep thinking about that liner, I think I'm going to choose the lip product this month, and maybe leave it up to chance on my 2nd account, unless the curated box is great.

I can't believe I'm going to pick a lip product, but I'm absolutely with you on this.  I just ordered the Nars liner from Sephora and it looks mostly gold -- no rose.

 

The Laura Geller Cool Lids in rose gold looks AWESOME on me though.  It was a tough call, but if I remember to pick, I'll go with the lippie.

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I bought the Cynthia rowley rose gold eyeliner and it doesn't show up at all on my fair with pink undertones skin :( I had purchased the em Michelle phan rose gold one last year and had the same problem but thought the Cynthia Rowley one would work because I love the silver one I have of hers. Unfortunately it just blends in with my skin like its invisible. I am tempted to try this rose gold one in hopes it'll be different but it's more than likely I am just the wrong fair-pink skin tone for it :(

I hadn't even thought about that! Thank you for letting me know, I know certain light browns/golds, and light pinks don't show up so this will probably be like that. 

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I just signed up for a second account, so if I get to pick on that, I might get the rose-gold liner on that and the lip product on my main one. I am also a little concerned about the liner not really showing up well on me. I have one that is much more heavy on the rose than the gold and it doesn't show very well.

I have to admit, at this point I don't even remember what the other items were we could choose from LOL so I guess I probably didn't want those much.

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I'd wait and see if there is a black Friday deal...

This is a good idea! I hadn't really considered Black Friday. Thank you!

 

 

It is hard to say.  It might be good to look at the November thread and see what the "late subscription" box looks like.  There is a theory that they send out a very similar box to people who subscribe at the end of the month.  If you like that box then you are all set.  

There may be deals coming up for black friday but usually the best deals are for full yearly subs so if you are signing up for a month-to-month subscription there may not be more than a 100 point code for subscribing.  There is usually one of these codes every month.  I hope this helped.  

I'm probably going to just do a month to month, but I may wait for Black Friday anyway just to see. Thanks for the advice on the late boxes, I'll check that out!

 

 

I subscribed late for a 2nd account, and my box was decent! I got Perlier body butter (1 ounce) Fekkai Hair Mask (don't remember the size, but a very decent size), Eyeko fat eye shadow stick (full size) Tocca Florence perfume (a very good size sample vial), and Supergoop CC cream (small tube, but full) and chocolate almond butter squeeze pack. The sample sizes are really good!

That does sound like a pretty good box! Thanks for sharing!!

 

I'm going to mull over all this information and then decide.  Thanks for helping, everyone!

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I am unexcited for December for some reason, not because the items aren't interesting, but I think I have a lot of stuff going on my life right now it's hard to get into it this month.  Maybe I'll change my mind once I see what my box has in store for me.

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Oh, BB just sent me my 30 month anniversary code, and it expires tomorrow! I only have $10 in points saved up since I got the holiday hacks box, but I can't let 30% off go to waste! what should I get?!

 

So you don't feel too much pressure, I've found that as long as I haven't used the code yet, I can use it when the anniversary codes are active during the following month.  

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Is there a curated box for December?  I don't remember seeing an announcement yet.  None of the PYS choices excite me, I'm hoping for a good curated box.  If not, I'll just leave it up to fate because I can't see myself using any of the PYSs this month.

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I keep checking this forum to see if they have released the identity/contents of the Guest Editor box.  I wish they would tell us before asking us to pick. I always freeze up and can't decide. 

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Yes, it's funny how little some guys really notice, when it comes to that!

 

And how some of the most outspoken men, when it comes to women's appearances, makeup, etc, have no idea what actually IS makeup, and what isn't!

 

People also don't realize that applying makeup is a great form of "me time". It's wearable art, and a chance to just sit down and focus on something you like doing...it' snot that different than drawing, painting, or even writing!

 

Yes, I know I am late to this conversation, but I agree so hard! It's hilarious to me, that most of the men who go on and on about how no makeup is best, have no idea that their idea of "no makeup" is often a woman wearing minimal or natural makeup. If you stood identical twins next to each other, one with no makeup and one with natural makeup, they would think the one with natural makeup was prettier, and that the one without was maybe a little ill. My concept of this is reinforced, when one of them uses a celebrity photo to illustrate their point about natural beauty, such as Jessica Simpson who to my eye, is clearly wearing foundation, concealer, and some mascara. Nevermind the fact that she is freaking Jessica Simpson! But the men I mention just have no clue, so it is pointless to try and help them understand. I wish they would start campaigning for the end of bras, instead. That I could get behind.

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Mally liquid lipgloss in October

Cuppa tea in November

 

Please get it right this month birchbox. For our sanity. 

 

Thanks.

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I have sampled four out of the five things in December's curated box. Guess I won't be picking that.

 

Whats in the curated box for December? 

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Get The Party Ready Box:

We partnered with TV personality and lifestyle blogger Lo Bosworth to bring you these party-perfect samples to help you get gorgeous for any event (we know your social calendar is filling up quickly).

 

BOX INCLUDES:

 

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain - Heartthrob

buildable, long-lasting color in a classic red shade

 

Joie Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum

fresh scent with mandarin, rose, and sandalwood

 

RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer - RUFFIAN Red

top-quality, streak-free polish in a bold scarlet

 

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

silky moisturizer that doubles as a primer

 

Davines Replumping Superactive

leave-in treatment for shiny, thick-looking hair

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Well that makes choosing a sample even easier, but I am curious about the Davines. And the Cynthia Rowley. But I picked November's curated box and missed out on chocolate soooo.... now I'm so unsure.

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The curated box is NOT calling to me.  I just bought that Give Me More Lip set from Sephora so I have 17 new lip products to play with (including many reds).  I love red nail polish but I have a lot already and am iffy on the Ruffian.  And I may be one of the only people who feels this way, but I hate the Folle de Joie perfume.  (It might smell great on other people but it does not work with my body chemistry.)

 

So.  I'm going to attempt the eyeliner on my Aces account (figure I'd throw my hat in the ring for the popular sample for once; I've been very into eyeliner lately) and probably the mascara on my non-Aces account.

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Is anything in the curated box new? I wouldn't mind the lip stain, but nothing else looks too exciting. Still going to leave it to chance!

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Interested in the Davines, but not enough to pick the curated box. I think I'll just cross my fingers that it turns up in one of my boxes. 

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