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Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

Hi All! 

 

We are long overdue for an updated Subscription Sharing thread!  Whether it's BoxyCharm, Ipsy, or PopSugar we want to hear (and see) all about what you are subscribed to.

 

 

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Interested in trading with other users?  Here are some things you need to know from @SydBristow and her trade threads:

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: To comply with Sephora's terms of use, items cannot be listed "for sale" or even for trade for Sephora or other gift cards. Please do not list "prices" either (which implies selling), but you can list approximate trade value.


Because a number of fake items have been sent in trades, it is strongly advised you provide photos of your higher-end items, including the labeling (you may be asked for it anyway) and list WHERE you purchased the item from. Fakes are readily available from less reputable sellers and can contain toxins! It is important to everyone to know where their cosmetics come from.

Please also be aware that some makeup products cannot be sanitized - please use caution in your trades. When in doubt, ask the community, it's a great resource! Used items you may wish to avoid are mascara, liquid eyeliner, lip glosses, and cream products.

Acquiring Items
Please use discretion with whom you enter into trades with. There is a summarized list of trusted traders here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/List-of-Successful-Traders-January-2015/td-p/1852954 Protect yourself in your trades, ask questions (such as where an item was purchased), ask for additional photos (to show level of usage and/or labeling to prove authenticity).
If you don’t feel 100% comfortable doing a trade because someone is new, you can request they send their items first.

Communication
Please use the private message system on Beauty Talk and/or tag the user you are trying to get in touch with. Communication is key! You can tell a lot about a trade by how the communication goes. If you will be unavailable for any periods of time, please be up front, and if there are any issues with shipping please be up front about that as well.


Delivery
Having tracking and insurance on shipments goes a long way to figuring out where an item might be. The USPS puts anticipated delivery dates and tracking numbers right on the receipt. If there is any issue with an item you have sent out, please follow up with the carrier.

SUCCESSFUL TRADE EXPERIENCES?
Consider providing your feedback on successful trades on this thread here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successful-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387

 

**the previous thread can be found here: Subscription box photo sharing

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January Boxes 

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(Except for my Glossybox, but it was missing a bunch of items)

Boxycharm - 3.5-4 (top left)

Am excited for the palette (although wish was more green. Where are my green palettes??) and the moisturizer. Will use the (very expensive) micelle water and the lip mask. Selling the eyeliner since I'm not that girl. 

Boxy Premium - 5 (top right)

Ironically, on my last Premium box, I got one of the best for me. Full sized Fenty (lavander) powder and mascara, a beautiful Laura Mercier lippie, Jet Lag is one of my fave masks (I don't react poorly to it), and can always use another makeup remover type towel. The Ofra palette was ugly, but I like the products in general and I was able to sell. 

Topbox - 1.5 (bottom left)

Ugh, I don't think I've had a good topbox. I liked the price point, but unless getting their special Prive ones, these are bunk. I don't use lash primer or nail polish and there's been a nail polish in each of my boxes. Always nice to try a new Purlisse product, I guess. 

Look Fantastic - 3 (bottom right)

I overall like the Look Fantastic boxes. They're a Good price point if you get a longer subscription. I think I'm going to cancel after my year is up though. Do love that they introduced me to Eco tools, am super excited to try this sponge (and I got their powder blush in a previous box), and the Sleek liquid lippies are actually pretty great. The rest is meh, but things I will try. 

Glossybox - 1 

Well, mine was missing products...so... I mean, I ended up getting a refund, so not so bad. I'm just keeping this box until I can use my credits on a special edition boxes as those are usually wins. And it had a full size Bioderm micelle water (great) but they were all the oily skin one (boo); why not at least the regular one, or let us pick? 

 

February Boxes 

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Boxycharm - 3-3.5 (top left) 

This is worth it just for the Ace Beaute palette. I love their formula and love the color story of this palette. I'm excited I got the Wander Beauty in the shade I didn't have, but wish these didn't have the clear balm. Tula is a plus and the brushes aren't great quality but are cute. Giving the cuticle oil to a friend since I don't use and hate a rose scent. 

Chic Beauty Box - 3 (top right) 

The blush palette is gorgeous, and the balm and liquid lippie are pretty. The mascara will get used. Don't use falsies, so these will be given away or sold. I've paused my subscription. I just feel like if I'm able to customize everything I should love most of the box, but I just don't. 

Glossybox - 2.5 (middle left) 

Like everything is just okay? Like my favorite thing is the box, but I'll end up using everything. Just waiting for a special edition to use my credit. 

Look Fantastic - 3 (middle right) 

I dont know why I like this more than the Glossybox, because again, everything is fine and I'll end up using it. Maybe I'm a little more excited with the Elemis peel and the liquid eye shadow? Plus these rounds are the softest ever. 

Tribe Beauty Box - 4 (bottom left)

Bum bum cream!! Uoma shadows!!!! The LUXIE brush is great, can never have too many large fluffy brushes. I wish I'd gotten the skin care variation rather than the blush, but the blush is pretty. The palette is themed well, but I'm feeling meh about it, although I still haven't tried yet. And yay for add-ons even though they sent me a Bum Bum creams rather than a Beauty Blender and it is taking a while to get resolved. 

Topbox (+Beauty Surprise) - 1.5 (bottom right) 

Yay for my last top box. An extra half point for the dry shampoo. This palette is maybe not for me. Just too soft color wise, but the theme is nice. 

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@haleyvvvv Those are great boxes. In the very first photo, what is the apple product?

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Thank you, @Samtian!! It is the Seraphine Botanicals Apple+Baume Glow Lip Mask.

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@haleyvvvv I'm going to have to check it out. All your photos are giving me FOMO lol. 

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 This is the February boxycharm box. I bought it because I wanted to buy some stuff in their pop up shop. The queen palette came as a free gift.  The opened palette on the right is the nostalgia palette. Both palettes are from brands I’ve never heard from, and let me be honest, brands I have no interest in. It also came with a brush set I forgot to include in the picture but it’s another generic brand. The three items in the box are the only things worth keeping, IMO. 

 

They are: Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek Tint Suite Talker/ Swipe $22

tula deep exfoliating blackhead scrub $32 and

NCLA Beauty so rich love potion $18

 

It's not terrible...  Let's say I only use the wander beauty and tula items... that's still $54 worth of product for $25.  I'm starting to see why people did those Traveling Sephora Boxes... Between Boxy Charm and Allure Beauty Box, I've maybe only purchased 5 of these subscription boxes but I'm already amassing a collection of full-sized items I don't want/need.

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We are box twins, @itscarin!! Glad it ended up being worth it value wise!!

 

I know you mentioned not being interested in Ace Beaute, but they're honestly really great, the shadows are generally super soft and powdery, so lovely for blending, and pretty pigmented. It's a Black-owned indie brand. @Estelamusic has made some lovely looks with the brand. I think, @lmaster has used the Queen palette, but I'm not sure what her final thoughts were. I haven't used mine yet, because I have too many shadows. 

100 Shades of Eyeshadow Challenge 

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@haleyvvvv I’d be more tempted to try the eyeshadows if they were either a) super unique or b) super basic. I just can’t see a lot of use cases for some of the neon mattes. I bought the ud electric palette back in the day (2013 maybe?) and I used it a handful of times and then never again. I want to try new products, but if I know I’m not going to use more than a handful of times, I’d rather pass it on to someone else who will enjoy it more.

I, as someone close to 40, just can’t see myself rocking neon mattes, especially when I have carmine allergies and there’s a very good chance these colors will trigger an allergic reaction. 
I definitely did well myself when you factor in the boxy charm pop up shop, and that’s how I looks at the subscription box: the price of admission to the pop up shop. 😀

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That totally makes sense, @itscarin!! I think sometimes I know if I haven't heard a of brand, I'm a little like, I wish they'd put something more well known in. I just wanted to highlight that they're a great little indie brand!! I hope whoever you pass it onto loves the palette!!

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I looked up more information and their palettes are vegan and cruelty free, so maybe that means no carmine? I know they have some other color stories, maybe worth trying if you see for a steal?

You definitely did well in pop up!! I agree, I used to have all three boxes, but I was getting a bit tired of getting too many things I wasn't using (I got 3 face palettes over two months, and was just like, when am I ever going to use this all?). So now, I have base and use it to access popup too!! 

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A long ways back you might remember I was subscribed to Loot Crate Wizarding World, a subscription box based on Harry Potter. Thankfully I got out of that before it got really bad, the company is horrible DO NOT subscribe to any of their stuff. But last year I found a new one, Lit Joy. They are based off of literature. They recently brought up their Magical subscription and I subscribed. It's way pricier than Loot Crate but so far I like it. I do miss Loot Crate though lol. This is the second box, based off The Burrow. I decided to do a collage so as to not take so much room in the thread. 

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What a lovely box, @Samtian!! Glad you found a new one to enjoy!! We had lootcrate years and years ago, before it got bad bad, but I remember liking some of the stuff.  

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@haleyvvvv Thank you! i'm glad i did too, but I sure miss the shirts!

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Has anyone else signed up for Glam Bag X thru Ipsy? I got a confirmation email over a month ago telling me that my account had been updated, but when I looked at my account status this morning it says "You're in line for Glam Bag X. Stay tuned— it’s totally worth the wait. We’ll email you once your upgrade is confirmed and we bill you." I'm curious if this is what it says on everyone's account or if I really didn't get my account upgraded in time like the person at Ipsycare said I did 😕. I mean I jumped at the chance once it was offered and I am really looking forward to this next month's box as the spoilers look awesome.

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I didn’t @niki172 but as an aside I will be anxious to see what you get! Spoilers did look good.  Was trying to behave tho I do like some of the other goodies I get. Some hit or miss also. Have been trying to decide if continuing it this year in effort to save some $! ( And since I signed up for Beauty Pie and have Allure still. ) So keep me posted! 

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mine said that too at first but after a few days, i re-checked my account and it says that i am def getting the x bag 🙂

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Most of my December boxes 

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Top left down 1-3, bottom right up 4-6 

1. Boxycharm Premium 3 

2. Boxyluxe 2.5 

3. Chic Beauty Box 3.5 

4. Glossybox 3 

5. Look Fantastic Box 2 

6. Tribe Beauty Box (+ Suva Beauty palette add-on and lashes freebie) 2.5 

 

December was a little disappointing. There's one or two things per box I like, but for the most part, nothing I super love, except for the YSL/KA stuff in the CBB (but I wished I picked different items for the rest, in retrospect). Here's to January being better. I'm doing an inventory, so see how the last 6 months have been and whether I want to cancel any. 

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Awesome haul!  Tell me more about the two palettes in #6!!!

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Thank you, @ShanShanMa85!! I actually haven't used either of them 😅. Lol, too many palettes, too little time.

 

The 9 pan is from Suva Beauty (which is a brand I like), it's the Saffron palette. I haven't used it yet, but I like the Rose Period palette from them. 

 

The 12 pan is Neon Drip by Poppi Cosmetics. I haven't tried anything from this brand yet.

 

When I use them, I'll be sure to post in the 100 Shades of Eyeshadow Challenge thread 

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My ipsy GBP. I chose the nail polish, ciate in that particular shade & the dominique highlighter. The masks & iby palette were addons. I was so nervous the palette was going to be smashed because now they ship everything in a bubble mailer. But luckily it was ok. Phew!  ☺   

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Nice bag, @sonnydee!! That purple shadow is gorgeous!! And that palette is so pretty!! 

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Very belated last few months 

 

September 

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L->R 

Topbox (+Surprise) - 4/1 

Ipsy - 2.5 

Tribe Beauty Box - 4.5 

Glossybox - 2 

Chic Beauty Box - 4 

Look Fantastic - 2.5 

Boxyluxe - 4 

Boxy Premium - 3 

 

October 

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L->R 

Boxycharm  - 3.5 

Boxy Premium - 2.5 

Glossybox - 4 

Glossybox × Rodial - 4.5 

Ipsy (last one!) - 3 

Look Fantastic Box - 3.5 

 

November  

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Boxycharm - 3 

Boxy Premium - 3.5 

Glossybox - 4.5 

Look Fantastic Box - 3.5 

Mystery Topbox - 1.5 

Topbox (should be in Octobers? Or September should be in October. It's weird, they charge the month before and then ship out the next month, so not sure which month to put) - 2 

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