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Sephora traveling box #2




edit: whatever is left over will go to Shade Tree in Las Vegas, Nv. They take in victims of domestic violence including children. If there is  something you would like to donate specifically to them, I will have a separate bag you can put things in that will be of limits to swapping.

Here it is! I will be adding more before I mail it to the first person. I don't know how to go about making the list 

so if someone can help, I would appreciate it. Most of the samples in the box are deluxe so please swap with a like item.  Add what you want just nothing gross or used too much. I guess we


edit(finally) the final list



1. jaimelove

2. bambina 2011




6. Missie772

7, Poshified

8. DesertRose0706


















26. carrie1975



-don't keep the box for more than a few days

-don't put in anything unsanitary

-send your address to the person above you

-try to place what you took with something as nice or nicer

-don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them

-post in a picture and/or text what you took and left

-package things carefully and put things that could leak in ziplock bags

-have fun, try some things you haven't tried before

-if you think there is a need for more rules, post a reply to this

edit: whatever is left over will go to Shade Tree in Las Vegas, Nv. They take in victims of domestic violence including children. If there is  something you would like to donate specifically to them, I will have a separate bag you can put things in that will be of limits to swapping.

Here it is! I will be adding more before I mail it to the first person. I don't know how to go about making the list 

so if someone can help, I would appreciate it. Most of the samples in the box are deluxe so please swap with a like item.  Add what you want just nothing gross or used too much. I guess we can do the same rules as #1. So, who wants to get this beauty box first?





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It WOULD be awesome to meet everyone here on BT in real life

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Okay, folks, I have a dilemma here. The box is really full. Even after taking out some larger tubes and a body spray, the box is really full. I can fit in the things that I promised to people and maybe some of what others wanted. But it certainly won't equal what I took out and everyone after me will face a similar problem. 


The thing is, I'm number 14 and there are 11 people after me. 


What do you want me to do?


1) I can add what I can fit, knowing it is less than what I took but is what I promised, and everyone else after me can face the same problem. 


2) I can guess what people really wanted from this box (or ask if you think something is there) and start a new box from here with what I have and I think might be most wanted and let that go along, and send the rest back to the beginning for donation. 


3) we can send two boxes around. One as full as I can make it and another one that might start at medium but would get to large soon. 


People have been really generous so I don't know what to do. If you say number  1 I would start another box. I would probably make this a "veterans" box since others are talking about boxes for the people who haven't had a chance to be in a box so I would let people who were on the end have a chance to be earlier first. And the list would be shorter because 25 people are too many when everyone is so generous.  I would not start until the new year since mailing will be crazy soon.


I really think I need to send this one SOMEWHERE either with less than it had before just to add what I promised in mini perfumes, etc, or to restart it. So let me know what to do  with the rest because everyone after me will face the same issues. 

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Just so that it's clear, I do think I can play packing Tetris and fit what I promised and a few things more, but everyone else will have to take our things that might be of more value (and I think I have taken more than I put in.). I just don't want people unhappy that I took too much as the box is very full. 


Having my husband watch and say "that's crazy, just start a new box" does not help. Smiley Happy

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I think removing some of the lower end items to donate locally is a good solution if you wanted to do something like that. I also think we all want to share as much as possible and no one wants any drama over anyone taking too much, but the box is only physically so big. I wouldn't worry about exact 1:1 value/number of items, as long as it's not wildly out of whack, like taking a whole ton of full sized items and putting in a handful of samples. I trust your judgement. Smiley Happy 

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I know I am done with this box, but I always like to see how the box progresses as it goes from person to person! 

I don't think it is fair for you and everyone else later on to pay for 2 boxes.


Personally I think that you should take out a bunch of the drugstore/lower end items and multiples of the items to donate to your local women's shelter or whatever and then just send the box as you would normally. I know Kalex did it and no one had a problem with it!

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Just so you know, unlike TSB1 there really aren't a lot of drugstore items, but there are Sephora/Ulta skincare items. I can try to judge what would be least wanted and take out some of the large amount of sample packets. Other than that, I guess I'll just add less than I would like and hope you can all take out more than you put in if needed. 

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Okay, folks, I'm going to make a valiant effort at getting this together tonight.  I took out the VS Mist and some of the larger tubes appealed to me anyway.


if no one objects, I think I probably will take the perfume minis still on cards off of their cards and make that bag smaller, and possibly take things like POREfessional and Murad deluxe items out of their packaging to save some space.


I'm also going to take the Sephora (and Ulta if I'm right about there being some) skincare items out.  I have a friend who works closely with a shelter that is always looking for small basic need items for people who stay there, so I will at least take those out for charity.  There really isn't a lot of drugstore stuff in the box. 


I will put in what I promised and I think I can fit some other things, too.  I might combine the things people have put in for Violalea to save some space, too; I'll see what's needed.  I promise that all mini perfumes that I said I would put in the box will go in and they'll have a (removable) sticker that says who they're for.


For anyone after me, I would revise your thinking on what you're putting in to not include any large bottles/sprays.  You'll have a terrible time trying to fit them!


Cleansers might be the only thing that the box is a bit light on -- which means there are only 5 or 6 of them in there. Smiley Happy  I think everyone who has the box coming later will have plenty there to entertain them.


p.s.  I read back through threads and saw I said I'd add some mini polishes.  I'll go looking for some dupes tonight, too. 

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Awesome! Sounds great. Thanks mafan!

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All of this sounds good to me!

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Getting rid of excess packaging is a huge help! It also made me go through the perfume samples and show me that there aren't enough women's samples so I will definitely augment that collection. 


I might combine all of the reserves together or I will put all of my minis together. I'll put a removable label on all of them wherever I put them. 


Off to remember who wanted what, play with mini nail polish, and stuff a NEW box. Smiley Happy

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Okay, folks, the box is packed, postage is printed, and I'll be dropping it off at the post office later today.  The tracking number will be 9405503699300128472948 once it gets into the postal system.


Here are a bunch of pictures for you:


These are the things that were put aside for me or I swapped with jellybean917 (she kept saying "I saved this for you.  Here, you should try this too.  It was very funny, since she didn't have to put them in the box!)  I LOVE the mini perfume bottle and the perfume inside it.  And if you've seen my perfume stash you know I don't need to love another perfume.  At least I've got some to play with for a while:



These are the things that I took out of the box.  I was glad the tubes of things appealed to me because they were bigger, and I love the little bottles even if they aren't really miniatures of the larger product.  (I know; one is Chloe Narcisse and I put a proper shaped mini back in the box.) And yea, I need another cosmetic bag like a hole in my head, but this one was just too cute!



These are the few things that I took out to donate, mostly small moisturizers/primers and a big body mist.  I'll make sure they get to people who can use them.


These are the things that I promised to people so they are definitely in the box.  The ones that are going to specific people have name labels on them; some are just things people said they might like if they were there.  I did put all of the promised things from different people in the same bag to save space.


People asked for mini polishes and I thought we needed more perfume samples, so all of the things below should have made it into the box:



And then I added some of the things below that fit.  The bigger things on the right definitely didn't make it and I just can't remember exactly which things definitely did get in.



As a note, the other little brushes and the eyelash curler in the box are out because I didn't know they weren't in the box until it was already sealed.  If anyone wanted the little brush set (mini crown brush brushes) or the eyelash curler, let me know and I can send them to you.


If you want details on anything I took or added, let me know.  I'll be tracking the box and I sure hope it all arrives intact!

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OMG!! Thanks for posting the pics mafan. I cant believe I will be getting the box on Thursday or Friday! YAY! After 3 months of waiting. Finally!!!

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Really exciting! It sounds like it was a ton of work to reorganize the box and make it all fit. Smiley Happy


Still loving that mini Valentina bottle, but heads up to everyone, with ANY beauty purchase on the Neiman's website you can get a Valentino Valentina rollerball free! The code is NMSCENT.

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Yay! You put in so many good things, I'm excited!

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I got the box from mafan. Yay! I was so excited to go through the stuff. Now need to pack it up. Get ready arielaaaaa. I know you are very excited so I wont make you wait. I will try to send it to you (arielaaaaa) tomorrow or Saturday. 

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Oh boy! I'm super excited! Yayy! Did you take pics! 


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I will try to fit as many stuff as I can in the box Smiley Happy. I wish the box was bigger.


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Those are what I put in the box. Deluxe sizes and samples. 

Close up of all the deluxe sizes.

What I took out. Thanks viviene23, jellybean917 and mafan !!! I will use them well :0). Hugs hugs. I put arielaaaaa and rikkir's reserved mini perfumes in bubble wraps cause I dont want your guys' stuff to crack or break. Still could not close the box so I took out a couple bigger items to make space : Clinique moisturizer, Philosophy travel size. I have stuff to donate too but I think I will just donate to my local charity because there is no more space left.

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Oh you got some good Mini's! Smiley Very Happy

I can't wait! You added AWESOME stuff to the box! 

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Glad you like what I put in. I feel like I have so little compared to your guys's stuff so thats great that you think they are awesome. Yay!

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OH LORDY! I hope that Prada Candy mini strays along til it hits me. I absolutely love the scent Smiley Very Happy

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I believe violalea took the Prada Candy mini out. Vivienne sent it to her and it sure was tough to keep it in there. It's a nice scent and an adorable bottle. I will have to find one at some point. Smiley Happy

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Here you go arielaaaaaaa Smiley Happy

Tracking number:

9114 9011 2308 6060 3731 74

Scheduled delivery: Tue 11/26/13

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Ahh I'm excited! Can't wait to get it! Smiley Very Happy

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Box was delivered! I'll go through it soon. And i hope to mail it tomorrow, But being so close to Thanksgiving i have a lot going on.  It may be Friday by the time i get to mail it. 

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