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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.

I did not read the fine print.  That's disappointing!

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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.

I had to contact them too.  The email was misleading.   :rolleyes:

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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?

I only had that happened to me once. I was put on a waiting list for suki but decided not to get full-sized after my sample dried out completely. I am not responsible enough to remember to screw the cap on tightly.

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I only had that happened to me once. I was put on a waiting list for suki but decided not to get full-sized after my sample dried out completely. I am not responsible enough to remember to screw the cap on tightly.

My first suki sample dried out, and when I got another in a pick two, every time I used it I thought "Close it tightly, so it doesn't dry out."  It still dried out and that sealed the deal for me to not buy it.  If I'm not strong enough to close a sample tightly, no sense in buying a full size.  :blush:

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The collaboration is with blogger Emily Schuman, of Cupcakes and Cashmere. I Adore her site! YAY! Good choice BB!

 

https://www.birchbox.com/magazine/article/may-2015-birchbox-emily-schuman-cupcakes-and-cashmere

 

This makes me so happy. I saw a different name on another forum. It was some really boring blogger I had never heard of before. But I love Emily. I'm sure she will pick out great stuff. I think I'm going with the BS on the main account and leaving the other one up to chance.

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So was the box she explained in the video the may curated box? :blink:

I was confused by this as well. I watched it twice. It seems like she is doing for May what Rifle Paper did for April. If you don't pick the curated Beauty Solutions Box, you get the Cupcakes and Cashmere box, which will have one or more of her picks. 

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I had thought it was odd last month that Rifle Paper was selecting products for the April box. (But I was beyond thrilled with the beautiful box.)

 

It makes much more sense that Emily will be making product selections. Hopefully she will have some interesting picks of new products. I love checking out her "five favorite things" on her blog and even bought an amazing electric tea kettle I cannot live without.

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I've been wanting to read her book for a long time but never did get it. Maybe for summer reading I will. I think this is a great collab. Looking forward to seeing her picks. The rifle co collab was an interesting choice although I really liked my box. I loved the box design as well and will hold onto this month's box and use it for something else. It's too pretty to throw away.

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You know, I looked at the sample video again, to try and get an idea about sample sizes, and I noticed it's unclear exactly which Naobay product is available for May sample choice. In the sample choice video, Lorelei calls it a "body" lotion and is shown rubbing it on her hands; however, the caption in the video calls it an "oxygenating cream moisturizer," which according to the Birchbox store is a face cream.   :wassatt:

 

So like the OCD nut I am, I asked them about it on their fb page. I'll let ya'll know what I hear back. 

 

 

 

 

(This message has been brought to you by the Society for People with a Ridiculous Sense of Proportion)

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The way I understand it is that the samples they showed were just a few of the ones that she was selecting to go out this month. There isn't truly "one" cupcakes and cashmere box because she's curating all of the items that everyone is getting. So there's no guarantee that you're going to get the four items she showed, it's just like when they do other sneak peak videos.

At least that's how I interpret it, anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :)

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i'm confused. are we getting our PYS plus the items included in the cupcakes and cashere box (as there are 4)

 

I think it means she picked out ALL the items that are going to be in May boxes - those 4 were a "sneak peek" at what some subscribers might receive. So among all the various May box combinations, all 60 samples (or however many there are total) have been picked out by the Cashmere Cupcake chick. 

 

Though I can see why it's unclear. By choosing to showcase 4 samples in that video, they really set the stage for confusion. 

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i'm confused. are we getting our PYS plus the items included in the cupcakes and cashere box (as there are 4)

Your box will contain your PYS and some items that the blogger from Cupcakes picked out. If you don't pick a sample you will probably get more of the featured items in your box.  Your total will still be 5 items unless you are one of the lucky people who gets a 6 or 7 item box. Those seem to happening less and less. 

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I keep reading the word cupcake over and over again in these posts, and I'm falsely getting myself all hopeful that I'll get an actual cupcake in my Birchbox.

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I keep reading the word cupcake over and over again in these posts, and I'm falsely getting myself all hopeful that I'll get an actual cupcake in my Birchbox.

A cupcake sounds so good right now! I just made tea and need something to go with it.

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I keep reading the word cupcake over and over again in these posts, and I'm falsely getting myself all hopeful that I'll get an actual cupcake in my Birchbox.

I was thinking the same thing. Or at least some cupcake flavored/ scented/shaped item. 

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I would really like to get Emily's new book. How does the Birchbox book club work?

 

Edit: I saw on her FB page that the book is available for pre-order from Amazon (and also Barnes and Noble) so I put my order in for delivery on May 18. I noticed the April section just became available in the Bonus Shop today so I don't want to wait until the end of May to get Emily's book.

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FYI: The Beaver shampoo and conditioner contains some sort of carcinogen.

 

This is not my content, but I saw this on Imgur, and there is a post about it on Reddit as well: http://imgur.com/7uDCQw8

 

That's all that I know. I figured I would share.

Thanks for info - so glad I didn't use it :)

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Thanks for info - so glad I didn't use it :)

 

I was on the fence about it anyway given the ingredients and my hair status, so this was just the push I needed to swap. I have so many nice hair samples to use, and this stuff is just cheap. I'm becoming less and less enthused with Birchbox and their CS/marketing decisions lately.

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Sooo, I guess BB is going to have a K-Beauty section in their shop!!
 

from IG

korean beauty products are crazytown. cushion blush? a green lip crayon that turns different shades of pink depending on your skin tone? pyramid-shaped mascara wands? welcome to the future, kids. look for #peripera and more k-beauty in the #birchbox shop soon! #birchboxstaffpics

 

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