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Non clicky truck. If the cheat is right, I'm getting the Jouer cheek tint(what I picked), Laqa Lip Lube pencil, Harvey Prince Yogini(?) and the Beaver :blink: shampoo and conditioner. Excited for the Jouer but nothing else. Honestly, after my year sub is up in about 2 months, I'm taking a break from Birchbox. I signed up for the Jouer Le Matchbox so hoping that will be a nice change.

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Oh and btw! I saw a LOT of people that were furiously angry about the bee venom product in some Birchboxes this month, saying that it was "barbaric" and that they were canceling their BB service etc etc, so for anyone that isn't already deep into their korean beauty addiction and already slathering venom products on their face regularly, I just wanted to share this article with you:

 

http://www.prevention.com/beauty/natural-beauty/bee-venom-beauty-trend-killing-bees

 

You can take that as you will and decide whether or not you are interested in the product that might be popping up in some Birchboxes, but I've got to say I love Bee venom products! ^_^

 

Interesting article; thanks for sharing. I've not tried anything with bee venom but am glad to read that this method is not contributing to the colony collapse problem.

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I think that you can get a product again if you received in a curated box.

Also, you can get the same product in a different scent/shade etc and they consider it a different product. Although I have complained about that before and they've occasionally given me points to apologize, so if you do end up with a double of something, it's worth it to get in touch with them and let them know you're unhappy about it!

I called last month when i got a totally different box than was listed. They are sending my April box free but if I don't like it, I'm going to take a break from Birchbox. I've been with them from the beginning and they are not what they used to be unfortunately.

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This cheat has to be wrong. It seems as though every single subscriber who didn't get a curated box is getting the beaver shampoo, whish shaving cream and wet wipes. It's as though there are four box combos total. 

I didn't get a curated box, nor did I get to pick a sample (all sold out when I got the email), but I am showing these: 

 

Real Chemistry 3 Minute Peel

Clean Perfume

Not Soap, Radio Body Wash

Paula's Choice C-Spot Treatment

Jane Iredale Lip & Cheek Stain

 

This is on a new account I opened after closing my Aces account so I would have been eligible for the shampoo/conditioner/shave cream/wipes.

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I didn't get a curated box, nor did I get to pick a sample (all sold out when I got the email), but I am showing these: 

 

Real Chemistry 3 Minute Peel

Clean Perfume

Not Soap, Radio Body Wash

Paula's Choice C-Spot Treatment

Jane Iredale Lip & Cheek Stain

 

This is on a new account I opened after closing my Aces account so I would have been eligible for the shampoo/conditioner/shave cream/wipes.

In March a lot of us had our box cheat turn into the official page, only to get a completely different box in the mail. I didn't care because I'd rather have double points than a hair mask.  What was weird, though was how everyone whose box changed ended up with this same box.  Now I'm worried that BB is going to become more like Ipsy with fewer products and combinations.  

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I"m receiving Clean eau de parfum, Beaver Shampoo and Conditoner, Jane Iredale stain and (I hope) something else as the last one just shows and empty box on my (non Ace) account and the NY box on my Ace account.

 

I wish I had been able to get the NY box on my non-Ace account and maybe I would have gotten something better if I'd picked the JA stain on my Ace account.  Then again, I've never received any of these samples so maybe not.   

 

Got the #4 shampoo and hair mask on this non-Ace account last month so not very happy.  Their website does not list ingredients.  But if the Beaver line has sulfates, it won't work for me.

My fifth item loaded:  Harvey Prince Hello body butter.  

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Oh and btw! I saw a LOT of people that were furiously angry about the bee venom product in some Birchboxes this month, saying that it was "barbaric" and that they were canceling their BB service etc etc, so for anyone that isn't already deep into their korean beauty addiction and already slathering venom products on their face regularly, I just wanted to share this article with you:

 

http://www.prevention.com/beauty/natural-beauty/bee-venom-beauty-trend-killing-bees

 

You can take that as you will and decide whether or not you are interested in the product that might be popping up in some Birchboxes, but I've got to say I love Bee venom products! ^_^

 

Thanks for posting the article.  I hadn't really thought about it, but figured in this day and age they wouldn't be killing the bees to get the venom.

 

I do worry about snails now thought what with all the snail slime showing up in things.   I mean, are they free range snails?  Or, are they kept in little tiny snail cages?   :P

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On my Ace account (no PYS) I am geting (per the cheat):

 

1.  Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

2.  Vasanti Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

3.  Super Goop eye cream

4.  Temple Spa Face and Body Balm

5.  Neil George Body Wash

 

On my other account (no PYS) -- did NOT have to use the cheat....April box showing;

 

1.  Whish body butter

2.  Cargo blush

3.  Laqa lip pencil

4.  Beaver shampoo

5.  Beaver conditioner

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I'm getting (no cheat needed, no PYS):

Whish Body Butter

Jouer Tint

Supergoop SPF Eye Cream

POP Shadow Palette

Temple Spa Face & Body Balm

 

I was sick & spaced out on the date so missed PYS so am happy to be getting the Jouer as that's what I would have chosen.

 

Not thrilled to be getting three lotions in one box - really?! - but honestly I'd rather that than more shampoo/ conditioner (I'm overflowing!) so while not excited about anything but the Jouer I'm okay w/ it as at least all are things I can make use of.

A bit curious re: the POP shadows too; not expecting too much but would love to be pleasantly surprised! It also doesn't specify shades so hopefully it's the PYS or something useable & not crazy brights I'll never really use.

 

My truck is up but not yet clickable.

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Thanks for posting the article.  I hadn't really thought about it, but figured in this day and age they wouldn't be killing the bees to get the venom.

 

I do worry about snails now thought what with all the snail slime showing up in things.   I mean, are they free range snails?  Or, are they kept in little tiny snail cages?   :P

From the research I've done on snail mucin, the extraction process varies from company to company. I know that no snails are harmed during the process, and usually they use a very gentle abrasive (think low-grain sandpaper for example) and have the lab-bred snails move across the abrasive surface, which stimulates their mucin production, and it is then collected, sanitized and filtered, then put into skincare products. This is only one way I know it is extracted, as a company I did a review for was open to explaining to me how their process worked.

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From the research I've done on snail mucin, the extraction process varies from company to company. I know that no snails are harmed during the process, and usually they use a very gentle abrasive (think low-grain sandpaper for example) and have the lab-bred snails move across the abrasive surface, which stimulates their mucin production, and it is then collected, sanitized and filtered, then put into skincare products. This is only one way I know it is extracted, as a company I did a review for was open to explaining to me how their process worked.

Let's just hope we don't start seeing products with donkey oil in them... that has started so many debates in the memebox forums!

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This is my box too.  I'm okay with the Laqa (got it once before and it was really bright, but if this is a more subtle color I might use it) but I've received the Whish and hated it, and shampoo/conditioner is always a snoozer.  This was the last month for my yearly sub and I just opted out of renewing.  Might do the month-to-month on occasion (if they have those 100 point resub codes going!) but I'm just drowning in meh samples.

 

Same, and I just opted out of renewing my yearly sub too. I've had both the Whish shaving cream and LAQA before (different colors/scents, but realistically, I feel like this is not what most people are looking for when they try sample subs), and I'm indifferent to the Beaver shampoo/conditioner. These days I feel like I'm more excited by the pretty box designs than by the actual contents. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

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The sneak peek picture of some April samples on the DISCOVER page on the mobile site shows five items.

Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves Tousling Spray

Cynthia Rowley Lip Stain in Poppy

Wei Manuka Bee Venum Mask

Obliphica hair serum

MD Cream (cannot tell the brand)

 

It's odd no one has mentioned the Fekkai, CR lip Stain or the MD Cream. Maybe those boxes haven't loaded yet, or maybe some of our items will update to those.

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Let's just hope we don't start seeing products with donkey oil in them... that has started so many debates in the memebox forums!

I googled this. I am more confused now than I was before, and not sure if I should be horrified, amused or just continue to be bemused..

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man, im getting the box with the harvey body butter, the lafresh wipes and the beaver shampoo and conditioner too, def my crappiest box yet, and the shampoo only costs 15 bucks, one of them might as well be full size compared to the value of the box this month, ahh cant win every month i guess

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I'm getting the bee venom stuff and I'm annoyed because I'm allergic and can't use it. Why would they want to send out something many people won't be able to try due to allergies? It seems messed up to send out literal venom like that..I understand it is (probably) not going to kill anyone but something like this seems too far out of the box to send out. Even if I wasn't highly allergic to bees I still wouldn't like the idea.

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I'm getting the bee venom stuff and I'm annoyed because I'm allergic and can't use it. Why would they want to send out something many people won't be able to try due to allergies? It seems messed up to send out literal venom like that..I understand it is (probably) not going to kill anyone but something like this seems too far out of the box to send out. Even if I wasn't highly allergic to bees I still wouldn't like the idea.

I see what you're saying, but people are also allergic to rose, aloe, and other ingredients commonly found in skincare. Many people subscribe to Birchbox and other beauty sample services to try new products from new brands, so I get why it's included.

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I'm getting the bee venom stuff and I'm annoyed because I'm allergic and can't use it. Why would they want to send out something many people won't be able to try due to allergies? It seems messed up to send out literal venom like that..I understand it is (probably) not going to kill anyone but something like this seems too far out of the box to send out. Even if I wasn't highly allergic to bees I still wouldn't like the idea.

Having allergies (not bees) myself, I totally understand your feelings on the issue. I do not go anywhere without a benedryl in my pocket. I have no worse fear than the fear of not being able to breath.  

 I think their feeling on the matter, is that, if you are allergic to bees, you will know not to use it. It is a relatively small percentage of people that are allergic vs. not. Bee venom is popular and proving to have great results for it's purpose. 

Because bee venom is so hot right now, you should be able to work out a really good swap for that. Also you might be able to contact their customer service and explain that it is something that you would not even be able to try and you never know, maybe they will give you some points or something. 

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I just checked my box through the cheat link and it is only showing two items so far: Jouer lipgloss and hunthia Rowley liner (I think this is probably my $20 upgrade)?. My actual box isn't showing yet but I did pick the Jane Iredale.

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Oh, yuck. I'm getting:

 

Whish Shave Cream (Meh, I've gotten it before)

Jouer Tint (My PYS)

Laqa Lip Lube (I've gotten this TWICE before)

Beaver Shampoo

Beaver Conditioner

 

No thank you, Birchbox! Please let this be a mistake.

 

This is my box too.  I'm not happy that, like you, I'm getting two repeats in the same box.  I've only been with BB for a year, so its frustrating that I'm getting dupes already.  Like, I would have liked the Cynthia Rowley lippie- I haven't gotten that in a box yet. 

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Just got caught up on the last week of posts. Scared to look at my cheat now...... Let's hope we see some improvement on the 10th. Is anyone having any luck with box pages?

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I'm getting the bee venom stuff and I'm annoyed because I'm allergic and can't use it. Why would they want to send out something many people won't be able to try due to allergies? It seems messed up to send out literal venom like that..I understand it is (probably) not going to kill anyone but something like this seems too far out of the box to send out. Even if I wasn't highly allergic to bees I still wouldn't like the idea.

Personally, I'd LOVE the bee venom mask, as would a lot of people, I'm guessing.

Plus, I am also allergic to beestings to the point I had to carry an epipen as kid 'just in case' the severe swelling reaction I got didn't respond to benadryl or was in face/neck/torso, but the masks/bee venom products don't give me a reaction for whatever reason, and they're some of my favorite skincare products right now. 

 

ETA: I do avoid using them on broken skin, like active pimples, also 'just in case' that might trigger a reaction. I also did an inner arm spot test well before I slathered it on my face.

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