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Birchbox May 2015 (spoilers)

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My two boxes this month: 

 

#1

Juliette Has a Gun 

Juice CC cream

Marcelle Hydrating Gel

Mally Eyeliner

HP Sea Salt Mist (my sample choice pick) 

 

#2

HP Yogini

Smashbox Primer Water

Marcelle Hydrating Gel

Macadamia Oil (sample choice pick)

Coastal Scents Revealed 3

 

I just got HP Yogini last month (or the month before?) on my main account but I like the scent so the dupe is fine. I also already have the Juliette one from another account way back too but it's another scent I like so I'm cool with extras. Excited to try the Juice CC cream and the Marcelle Gel (from the description it sounds like something that will work well for my skin, so getting it on both accounts might be a good thing!) and I'm intrigued by the Smashbox Primer Water. I've never heard of it! Also excited for my sample choice picks, HP Hello is my favorite scent so I hope the spray works well in my hair and I had the macadamia oil awhile ago and liked it so was happy to get another chance to get more. The only things I'm just meh about are the mally liner and coastal scents shadows, I've not been too impressed with the products I've gotten from either of those brands and I have eyeliners & shadows I LOVE in mass quantities already. All in all, good boxes and I'm glad I'm back to two accounts for now! 

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Well, goodness gracious, you are right! There was a conditioner and some sort of Living Proof styling treatment hiding! Thanks for the tip.

 

Also, I retract my gripe. This is an awesome month for me. It is equal to December 2014, which has been my best box since I reactivated my sub.

 

Updated list:

Benefit Porefessional (I've used this before, but it is handy to have a small one)

Real Chemistry peel (my PYS)

Marcelle Hydra-C Gel (I'll definitely try it)

Mally Beauty Eyeliner (my overall happiness will be based on the color I get, but overall this is good)

Living Proof Restore shampoo (cool, love hair stuff, except Beaver...)

Living Proof Restore conditioner

Living Proof Restore repair lotion

Box twin - my first 7 item box :D

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Haven't posted in a while because I was not really excited with past months' birch boxes but excited for this one! On one account I'm getting the following (Oil was my PYS) and still waiting on my second account to load. Not a very exciting box, but I'm getting two PYS choices and the revealed palette. I seem to have too many face creams though:

 

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum

Macadamia Moisture Oil

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Harvey Prince Sea Salt Texturizing Mist

 

P.S. How do you manage to get screenshots of your box page on here? I have tried everything possible and cannot manage it

 

 

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P.S. How do you manage to get screenshots of your box page on here? I have tried everything possible and cannot manage it

If you are a Windows Vista/7/8 user there is a "Snipping Tool" you can find under Start menu > All Programs > Accessories

 

You can also click on the "Print Screen" (or "Prt Sc") button on your keyboard while you are viewing the box page, then open Paint to paste (ctrl+v) and crop it to the desired size ;) 

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If you are a Windows Vista/7/8 user there is a "Snipping Tool" you can find under Start menu > All Programs > Accessories

 

You can also click on the "Print Screen" (or "Prt Sc") button on your keyboard while you are viewing the box page, then open Paint to paste (ctrl+v) and crop it to the desired size ;)

 

Thanks so much! i'll give it a try - I prefer to see images of boxes.  :D

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Number 4 Super comb prep and protect

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer

HP Sincerely

Revealed 3 sample

 

Has anyone ever had this change for them? Because I chose the HP Spray and it's not showing up that I'm getting it even though I got a confirmation email.  :(

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Number 4 Super comb prep and protect
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream
Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer
HP Sincerely
Revealed 3 sample
 
Has anyone ever had this change for them? Because I chose the HP Spray and it's not showing up that I'm getting it even though I got a confirmation email.  :(

 

I chose the peel and got a confirmation. My page also shows Naobay. If it's still there when box pages show you can forward the confirmation to customer service.  It seems like this happens to some people every month. 

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Number 4 Super comb prep and protect
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream
Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer
HP Sincerely
Revealed 3 sample
 
Has anyone ever had this change for them? Because I chose the HP Spray and it's not showing up that I'm getting it even though I got a confirmation email.  :(

 

There's normally a small group of people every month whose boxes change when they are updated to show on the actual page, so it might be wrong right now

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I chose the peel and got a confirmation. My page also shows Naobay. If it's still there when box pages show you can forward the confirmation to customer service.  It seems like this happens to some people every month. 

Okay thanks for the information!

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I figured it out. Blah, I think I was better off not knowing. PYS Macadamia oil, yogini, Reveal 3, Smashbox photo finish water primer, Marcelle Hydrating gel

 

This is me too.  I'm interested in the smashbox, but otherwise, meh.

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This is me too. I'm interested in the smashbox, but otherwise, meh.

I'm most bummed about getting the oil. I just got the bp oil last month and got the ojon in a pick two in April. No more oil birchbox! My hair is already oily!

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I'm most bummed about getting the oil. I just got the bp oil last month and got the ojon in a pick two in April. No more oil birchbox! My hair is already oily!

 

I picked the macadamia oil, so I don't mind that (but can understand why you wouldn't love it).  I just am not excited about the HP or the Marcelle.

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I figured it out. Blah, I think I was better off not knowing. PYS Macadamia oil, yogini, Reveal 3, Smashbox photo finish water primer, Marcelle Hydrating gel

 

This is my exact box, I'm canceling after this month. This will be my third month in a row that I'm really unhappy with at least 3/5 samples. It's not worth it anymore.

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I wasn't very happy when I checked the cheat last night because I didn't choose a sample and I hoped to receive newer products like the living proof. 

 

Currently I am going to get:

-Number 4 prep&protect

-Juice beauty CC cream

-Naobay lotion (this was the thing I wanted least! I have received the other naobay lotion and I thought it smelled like treesap)

-Harvey Prince Sincerely

-Coastal scents revealed 3 (not really an eyeshadow person, but I am hoping for some pretty colors I can wear)

 

Then I thought it over today and my box is okay. I actually like all the leave in conditioner hair products I have received from birchbox. I also always use all the lotion I get, even if it smells bad, and I like to try new BB and CC creams. I guess the coastal scents is new and my profile does have makeup checked. On the other hand, I still don't like perfume samples.

 

Oh and on the plus side I am not getting sunscreen.

 

 

The same contents in showing on my page.  I hope it changes.  I'm tired of receiving Number 4 products, they smell like mens cologne and I have not enjoyed a single one of them. I feel like this brand is a wasted slot in my sample box. I'd rather receive different brands of hair products than have to sample every hair product that is produced from one brand.

 

Not sure what it is about this box that was curated by some blogger.  Looks like the same old stuff in BB's rotation to me.

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Not loving the looks of my box:

 

Kerastase Elixir Ultime - Prime

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

Real Chemistry Peel (PYS)

Whish Flawless Swipes

Chosungah 22 Flavorful Lipstick

 

Hate to b*tch and moan, but....

How much hair oil do they think we need?  This will be my 3rd in three months. Gahhh.  And I have a full bottle from before I subbed. I've gotten the Benefit Total Moisture for free at the counter and wasn't wowed (though I LOVE most benefit stuff).  The peel was my pick and although I'm excited to try it, I'm starting to get the feeling that it's just glue that you rub on your face and it beads off. Whish Swipes - apparently these are for ingrown hairs?? Also, third Whish product in 3 months....is Whish even a real brand or is it just generic Birchbox brand?? And...I've never heard of Chosungah. So we'll see.

 

Maybe I'm just cranky and this stuff is going to look awesome to me when I get the box. Except for Whish b/c if I never saw that word again, I'd be a happy girl.

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@somedaysunday  I guess they want us to have hair like Severus Snape ;)

 

greasy git....haha

 

I know - for some reason, hair oil is the "big thing".  Well, for me, there is only one type of hair oil that I can use and that is by ojon - they actually make a hair oil for fine hair.  And I only use a little bit on the ends, as not to weigh down my hair.  It will last me for a year.  

 

Not everyone likes or needs hair oil - it is very dependent on your hair type and they seem to think by telling us it can be used for all hair types, when the manufacturer even states that it is for dry, coarse, curly hair, that we are going to fall for that.

 

They need to stop with the hair oil.

 

 

Chosungah is a korean company and this company makes some really nice stuff.  You are lucky to get the first whiff of their k-beauty items.

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@somedaysunday  I guess they want us to have hair like Severus Snape ;)

 

greasy git....haha

 

I know - for some reason, hair oil is the "big thing".  Well, for me, there is only one type of hair oil that I can use and that is by ojon - they actually make a hair oil for fine hair.  And I only use a little bit on the ends, as not to weigh down my hair.  It will last me for a year.  

 

Not everyone likes or needs hair oil - it is very dependent on your hair type and they seem to think by telling us it can be used for all hair types, when the manufacturer even states that it is for dry, coarse, curly hair, that we are going to fall for that.

 

They need to stop with the hair oil.

 

 

Chosungah is a korean company and this company makes some really nice stuff.  You are lucky to get the first whiff of their k-beauty items.

 

Good to know about Chosungah...that has helped my box-pouting.  Thanks :)

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Everything was gone by the time I got my pys email, so I'm getting:

 

Number 4 styling spray

LA Fresh antiperspirant wipes(?! wtf?!)

Naobay moisturizer

W3ll people mascara

Beauty Protector beauty cream

 

Honestly, this is by far the worst box I've gotten. I don't consider deodorant to be a beauty item. It's just basic hygiene and I don't want that in a beauty box. Also... TWO moisturizers? I have short hair (which is in my profile) and I really don't need another styling spray for it.

 

I think I might cash out my points after this box and call it quits. I don't know. I'm pretty bummed.

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Not loving the looks of my box:

 

Kerastase Elixir Ultime - Prime

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

Real Chemistry Peel (PYS)

Whish Flawless Swipes

Chosungah 22 Flavorful Lipstick

 

Hate to b*tch and moan, but....

How much hair oil do they think we need?  This will be my 3rd in three months. Gahhh.  And I have a full bottle from before I subbed. I've gotten the Benefit Total Moisture for free at the counter and wasn't wowed (though I LOVE most benefit stuff).  The peel was my pick and although I'm excited to try it, I'm starting to get the feeling that it's just glue that you rub on your face and it beads off. Whish Swipes - apparently these are for ingrown hairs?? Also, third Whish product in 3 months....is Whish even a real brand or is it just generic Birchbox brand?? And...I've never heard of Chosungah. So we'll see.

 

Maybe I'm just cranky and this stuff is going to look awesome to me when I get the box. Except for Whish b/c if I never saw that word again, I'd be a happy girl.

Whish is now sold at Ulta.  I'm not a fan, but if anyone likes their products, Ulta has every product in every scent they make, several of which I could not find on the Birchbox website.

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