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Subscription box photo sharing

I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!


(I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)

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Really? Dang...I'll keep a lookout for that. Thanks for the warning! 

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Sample Society has forgotten one of my samples each of the last 2 months.  However, both times I called, their customer service was amazing and they sent me a replacement box.  I am nervous that another box will arrive with a missing sample, and I live by the 3 strikes you're out rule.  They have to go if they do it again.  I also have to assume it is not just happening to me.  This is the only subscription box service that has ever forgotten an item listed in my sneak peek email and my online account.  I still cannot believe it has happened twice.  The product mixture has been kind of lame as of late, but they are revamping the box to mix it up.  They needed a revamp after sending me 2 perfumes and 4 facial moisturizers last month (well 3 moisturizers and 2 perfumes in the first box and 4 moisturizers and 2 perfumes in the second one).


Birchbox has gotten consistently better for me each month (so I think it is a keeper).  Well, this month was not as good as last month, but I am excited about the free magazine subscription.  I am disappointed that I did not receive an email to select an item, because this was the first month they started doing that and I was unaware to check.  The people who did got a gorgeous lip gloss or nail color, and I did not.  Boo!  However, now that I know they are doing this, I will read every Birchbox email from top to bottom.  I like the concept of picking one of my samples.


Therefore, I would recommend Birchbox.  That said, Sample Society will likely keep getting better and could be wonderful for you if you are a lucky one to always receive all of the items you're expecting.


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haha same. I added it to my "currently in use" stash rather than my "for later" boxes, but haven't had an occasion to wear it yet. It's a very pretty, neutral color so I look forward to trying it.

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Yupp, I love it! its a nice every day color. I've been using it on days I don't have Much time for makeup, and when I use a primer with it it lasts pretty much all day Smiley Happy

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Thanks CC. I actually tried it last night as a trial and it goes on quick and easy. I also added other colors and left that in the crease. It seems pretty versatile.

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I am STILL waiting on my Birchbox! Now I know how Notcreative feels! Smiley Wink  

But I did get my Ipsy. That I was supposed to  cancel but didn't. Smiley Frustrated It was actually a pretty good bag, for Ipsy. Smiley Happy




And here's my Love With Food box this month! Still loving it. Lemon bites were SO nummy! Smiley Very Happy The beads were because of the the month's Mardi Gras theme. 

OH! Meanwhile, Birchbox totally changed what I'm supposed to get.

 Originally, it was this: 


Now it's this:


My requested sample was the mascara, so I dunno what's going on here. I'm kind of annoyed.

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Ugh, I wish they'd changed my Birchbox!  It shipped on the 8th and still hasn't arrived, but I don't even like what it looks like so I'm not in too much of a hurry.  I got the mascara, so if you don't wind up getting it maybe I can send it to you?

Also, like that IPSY bag, want the blush!  I laughed at the "good bag for IPSY" Smiley Very Happy

Finally (geez, long comment much?) those lemon cookie pillow things were SO. GOOD.  And I love the Mac & Cheese Puffs too.  This is the best box they've had in a while in my opinion.

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So I have to take back what I said about the mascara.  I was supposed to get a mascara, makeup remover, lip gloss, perfume sample, and my selected sample- the sea salt spray.

My box arrived today and I got the lip gloss, a different perfume sample, a hand cream, a face cleanser, and a hair mask... A better box for me overall, except where was the sea salt hair spray??

i have an email into customer service.  Let's see what happens!

apparently Birchbox forgot how to do what they do this month...

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"apparently Birchbox forgot how to do what they do this month..."


HA! Seriously! Maybe I'll get something totally different, too! Now I'm all curious. It's supposed to arrive today. 

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Let us know!  I'd love to see what showed up - I'm almost hoping it's something bizarrely different (with your mascara included, of course!)