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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

@Kim888, this will be my 2nd Allure box. Since I subscrib...

@Kim888, this will be my 2nd Allure box. Since I subscribed a few weeks back I was able to get October's box and it should be coming this week. For the next box I have the Ofra highlighter and the Nubian palette, but they are both great, so I'll be regifting those Allure box items at Christmas. I think I'll be happier with Allure boxes than I was with the Play box I canceled last year.

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I’ve been subscribing to Allure and really like it, @Lazybeautybeast.  There’s more skincare than the regular Play sub which is great for me.  But then I go after the special Play kits: the recent age-specific (40’s, 50’s etc) and the K-beauty ones.  

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October Mask Maven is here! Theme is Creepy & Cute. I am sooo digging this box, but wish it had arrived last week to really “feel” the theme. No worries, I am sure I will enjoy every minute of these masks anyway! How cute is the Bat eye mask and the ice cream sheet mask!!

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@KrishAtl So fun!! These look so great! I have used that Bat Eye Mask a couple times already and love it!! I recently just bought ima 10 pack for $10 at Costco!! 

Enjoy your sub and have fun masking! 👍😉

ooooo such fun masks! @KrishAtl 😄

ooooo such fun masks! @KrishAtl 😄

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I know @lmaster. I can’t figure out which one to try first! This is my favorite box always!! So many fun masks!

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Good luck trying to choose! 😂 @KrishAtl

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@KrishAtl I am soooo curious about that ‘Deep Power Ringer’ mask lol 😂 This looks like a great assortment of masks, hope to hear about them!

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Yes @eshoe!! I will definitely update the masking community on my favorites from this bunch!

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This is new!  Did everyone get this option on their Nov IPSY?  It says it's only good for 24 hrs.  You can purchase FS items for $12 or additional D.S. for $3 Heart  I like this option!

 

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I didn't grab a snapshot but the other DS items seem to be the other samples offered this month.  The 2 F.S. products for $12 ea were a set of eye brushes or a Smashbox palette.

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Nice!  I did not receive this option - Maybe it's not available to Glam Bag Plus subscribers?   Glad you got it, though, @ZombieMetroAnt! <3

yep I only really went for one product they offered, but...

yep I only really went for one product they offered, but I do love the fact you can add on items like this @ZombieMetroAnt

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I had seen something about this on Instagram but forgotten about it.  I went and looked not too much to interest me, but there was a decent selection of around 20 or so products.  Some had already sold out, but I agree, it's a great option for people who really want to try something out.  It would only be better if we could swap out one of our samples for a new one!

 

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I've never heard of BoxyCharm before today! Which is the most worth it? Looking at the spoilers, I'm trying to decide if I should subscribe to play, allure or boxycharm...

 

I live in Canada, where most of these don't ship to, but I do have a US address to ship to. BoxyCharm does ship to Canada, so right now it's winning.

 

Does entering a referral code give me anything extra when signing up for BoxyCharm? Does anyone have a referral code they want to send me? =) 

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I love Boxycharm and have been a long time subscriber. I recently started Allure as well and most of it is sample sizes but sometimes you get full size products. With Boxycharm you always get full size products.

@rrroxanne, I really enjoy my Play and Allure subscriptio...

@rrroxanne, I really enjoy my Play and Allure subscriptions, mostly because of the brands they include. I have also tried Ipsy and Birchbox and just found with those that there were more items I didn't like than did. I'm also in the US, and haven't given BoxyCharm a try.

subscribe to all lol @rrroxanne I'm sorry they are all gr...

subscribe to all lol @rrroxanne I'm sorry they are all great! my favorite is probably very close between allure and boxycharm

@rrroxanne I really enjoy Boxycharm. I helped me build my...

@rrroxanne I really enjoy Boxycharm. I helped me build my collection. Some month's are misses but overall it has been good. I'm in the US so I'm not sure about the Canadian experience. Currently, there isn't a bonus with a referral code but if you wait a few days we might see one; they have been doing them the beginning of each month. Last month was a full size Dr. BrandtPore microdermabrasion exfoliator. I'm happy to send you a referral code now or later if you want to wait and see if there is a bonus.

Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

The Matte version of the complexion play! Smarts box. I love that they included a brush.

I'm so glad you told me about this box on the discount @L...

I'm so glad you told me about this box on the discount @Lazybeautybeast looks like a great one

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Part 2 of my October Subs:

 

1.  Birchbox:

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1.  Amika The Kure Repair Shampoo:  OMG!  Love it! <3
2.  Amika The Kure Repair Conditioner:  Love, Love, Love!!!
3.  Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment:  I think was my sample choice and I was sooooo excited to try this! It is an amazing exfoliator - it's a little harsh, but left my skin soooooo super smooth - love it!
4.  Lise Watier Intense Waterproof Eyeliner in Blackest Black:  Lise Watier is another brand I've never tried before.  I was impressed with this eyeliner because it went on super smooth and didn't budge once applied.
5.  Schmidt's Natural Bar Soap in Ylang-Ylang + Calendula:  This bar soap contains turmeric and exfoliating apricot seed.  It smells heavenly, but I gave it to my husband because I don't like using a bar soap with exfoliants - He seems to like it so far.
6.  Derma E Overnight Peel with AHAs:  I'm not really a fan of overnight peels, so I will be passing this on to a friend

***DM me if you'd like to find out about freebies or discounts on your new subscription

2.  Ipsy Glambag Plus:

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OMG!  I was so excited to receive my very first Ipsy Glambag Plus!!!!  I believe this will be available on a quarterly basis and I can't wait to see what comes next!
1.  Ciate London Dewy Spritz Luminous Prime & Set Spray:  
2.  LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt:  This is a super rich balm made with Nilotica Fruit Butter that melts when you rub it into your skin - The texture reminds me of coconut oil or Aquaphor.  It is definitely not something you want to put on your face if you have oily skin or are prone to breakouts.  I aim to use it mainly on my hands and feet instead of cocoa butter at night and it seems super effective so far!
3.  Bag:  The bag is really pretty - I wasn't sure if I liked it at first, but it has grown on me - The colors are perfect for fall and it is super roomy, plus I like the tassel!
4.  Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter:  I was so excited to receive this full sized palette in my Glam Bag Plus as I recently swatched it in Sephora!  I love glitter, so this is perfect for me!  Plus, I have several Cover Shots Palettes and they are awesome for travel!  Unfortunately, while some of the shadows are super pigmented (I'm looking at you, gold, pink and purple!), others like the blue, green and black are not.  Like not at all.  Overall, this is a fun complementary palette to other matte eyeshadows, but if you are looking for intense glitter pigment, this is not for you.
5.  Tarte Maneater Mascara:  Believe it or not, I have not tried this mascara before!  It is really nice because it is super lengthening and separating.  It doesn't provide a ton of thickness, but it also doesn't flake.  Overall, this is an excellent mascara that I will probably repurchase in the future!
6.  Beauty by Popsugar Be Sweet Tinted Lip Balm in Blush Crush:  This balm went on super smooth and the color was gorgeous.  However, it left a weird, gritty texture on my lips that I did not care for.
7.  Morphe High Impact Highlighter in Extra:  I don't think I've ever tried a Morphe Highlighter single before!  I really like it because it feels super smooth and buttery and applies so nicely.  It is also super easy to blend.  And the glow is real!  This is a lovely highlighter!


 

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