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I wasn't thrilled with the choices either but I think I def will get the HP sea salt spray and the BS box. I'm not too hot on the other choices but I have a feeling these products will make there way into other boxes even if we don't "pick them."

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I looooove sea salt sprays, but that sample she's holding in the video looks mad tiny....not to mention that after all the shade I've thrown, and all my public kvetching about the brand, I'm not sure I could purposefully choose a Harvey Prince product without causing some kind of cosmic rupture that would knock the Earth off its axis and careen wildly towards the sun...

 

....and I just don't want that to be on ME, ya know?

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Ooh, I wanted the sea salt spray until I saw it was Hello scented. Nope.
I have several of the Macadamia Oil products, and while I really like what they do to my hair, something in them makes my scalp hive up and itch. Stupid sensitive skin.

The other two and curated box just don't interest me enough to pick, so it looks like a random box for me!
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Ooh, I wanted the sea salt spray until I saw it was Hello scented. Nope.

I have several of the Macadamia Oil products, and while I really like what they do to my hair, something in them makes my scalp hive up and itch. Stupid sensitive skin.

The other two and curated box just don't interest me enough to pick, so it looks like a random box for me!

:)

I can't use any Macadamia products, either, because they make me itch, especially the Organix brand Macadamia Oil line.  Turns out I'm allergic.  Oh, well, plenty of other hair oils out there....

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I can't use any Macadamia products, either, because they make me itch, especially the Organix brand Macadamia Oil line.  Turns out I'm allergic.  Oh, well, plenty of other hair oils out there....

Oh sorry about that. Can you eat macadamia nuts?

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I just cancelled my account, too.  I considered hanging around another month but man are May's options dreadful!  Didn't make the choice hard at all :)

Also canceling this month. I've decided its better for me to save the $20 for my two BB monthly subscriptions and subscribe to something better... quality and quantity wise. Any suggestions for "better" subscriptions? :)

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Also canceling this month. I've decided its better for me to save the $20 for my two BB monthly subscriptions and subscribe to something better... quality and quantity wise. Any suggestions for "better" subscriptions? :)

 

it only comes out quarterly and it is only for Joeur products, but Jouer has Le Matchbox box - and it is really nice - $45.00 and over $150.00 worth of products - check out the thread here

 

 

http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/136497-le-matchbox-jouer-quarterly-subscription-spoilers/

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it only comes out quarterly and it is only for Joeur products, but Jouer has Le Matchbox box - and it is really nice - $45.00 and over $150.00 worth of products - check out the thread here

 

 

http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/136497-le-matchbox-jouer-quarterly-subscription-spoilers/

Whoa never heard of this one, thanks for sharing!

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I was thinking, I don't like the real chemistry product, in general, I hate the exfoliators that you have rub on your face and the little bits of skin get all balled up in your hair. It grosses me out to use those types of products but, I ran a color me rad 5k yesterday and my feet were in need of a little tlc so I used the last bit of my real chemistry peel on my heels and feet and it really makes my feet feel great, nice and soft and like they were professionally pedicured.  

 

So while I don't think I'll select this item for my PYS, if it shows up in my boxes I won't be too mad about it.

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Also canceling this month. I've decided its better for me to save the $20 for my two BB monthly subscriptions and subscribe to something better... quality and quantity wise. Any suggestions for "better" subscriptions? :)

I liked Boxycharm, too, but recently canceled that, as well.  My one box that seems the most consistent is Glossybox. Last May we even got an Alex and Ani bracelet in the box, too.  Crossing my fingers we get another jewelry treat this month.  I think it runs about $20 a month, as well and you get a lot of full sized items.

 

I am letting my BB sub expire and I won't be renewing.  I hardly ever use anything I get out of it and now have a hoard of tiny makeup samples of stuff I am just not excited about.  I will use them for travel, but that's it.  At this point I could travel around the world and still have stuff left. :drive:  I'd rather pay an extra $10 and get full sized items.  The value just isn't there for me with BB.  

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I really like Boxycharm! $21 for full sized products.

I am impatiently waiting for my first Boxycharm box :) I hope to receive the Ofra blush stripes and the ModelCo lipgloss.

What did you get this month?

 

I too am having second thoughts about BB, the only reasons I stick around are the amazing points system, the store has many products that I use, and recently the cute box designs.

I agree that samples are getting smaller and poorly selected, I hardly use maximum %40 of my boxes in a good month :/

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I was thinking, I don't like the real chemistry product, in general, I hate the exfoliators that you have rub on your face and the little bits of skin get all balled up in your hair. It grosses me out to use those types of products but, I ran a color me rad 5k yesterday and my feet were in need of a little tlc so I used the last bit of my real chemistry peel on my heels and feet and it really makes my feet feel great, nice and soft and like they were professionally pedicured.  

 

So while I don't think I'll select this item for my PYS, if it shows up in my boxes I won't be too mad about it.

That's a great idea to use this on your feet!

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I'm not a fan of the chemistry peel either. I do like the macadamia oil, but I already have a large bottle of hair oil ... so I think I'm going to do the curated box. At least I know that I won't be getting the Beaver (or any other) shampoo and conditioner with that one! I missed them last month, so I feel like going with a PYS or leaving it to chance this month is just asking for it!

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Agree with those who are a bit disappointed this month. I had a disappointing box last month too... Beaver shampoo, body wipes, and Hello body butter.

 

I've tried the macadamia oil and it's nice but doesn't do a lot for my hair. Looks like I'll go with "random" this month. Not a great stretch for BB and May is my bday month too :(

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I just subscribed again. Birchbox sent me an email with sample choice, and I want the Harvey Prince Sea Salt Spray. Then I saw the cream and gold box, and that was it. 

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Is it just me or do the BB Plus necklaces look cheap and not worth $24? I am seriously disappointed. :wassatt:

 

 

I just shook my head at the comment about how if your necklace "wears out" it means your wish will come true. Is that sales speak for, "Yes, this is a crap product and it is going to break, but don't worry, we'll tell you your wish will come true so you don't feel so bad about wasting $24"?

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I just shook my head at the comment about how if your necklace "wears out" it means your wish will come true. Is that sales speak for, "Yes, this is a crap product and it is going to break, but don't worry, we'll tell you your wish will come true so you don't feel so bad about wasting $24"?

But you will be making some little girl happy when she finds the charm in the street.

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When is sample choice for May?  Isn't it usually around this time of the month?

They said on April 28th towards the end of the sneak peek video. But Aces (and people who sent invitation) will get it a day earlier, on 27th, *hopefully*

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OT....but I just found out that Birchbox has to start charging tax on California orders.  I had exactly $50 worth of merchandise in my cart and then at checkout tax got added.  Of course they wanted to round up to use an extra $10 worth of points.   I cancelled the order but haven't been back to shop around yet.

 

It is going to make it much harder for me to round up my points easily so I don't waste too many.  :wacko:

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I want to take advantage of the extra point offer now but every time I find something I want, it's sold out.  What are you all getting?

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Just FYI, in case I'm the only one who didn't originally read the fine print. It's only 70 extra points, not 100. I was planning on using that code yesterday but changed my mind when I realized the 100 points comes from the 30 points you would automatically get from a $30 order.

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