Don't get birchbox.

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’be been getting Birchbox without a problem for a year now and have even gifted subscriptions that have also gone off without a hitch. Sorry you had a bad experience but I love mine!

This month I got a full size Cynthia Rowley silver pencil eyeliner and I love it so much!!!! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had Birchbox a while back. I was not impressed with their selections and choice of vendors. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Beach

I like to try new things, but my first box had something I was highly allergic to (not there fault) but, it didn’t make a great first impression. This month my perfume is missing! I really do love the eyeliner I got this month though. Trying to keep an open mind.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just bought my husband a subscription. I hope we don’t experience the same issues. 

Anyone here have any input on the men’s boxes?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I never had a problem with Birchbox shipments. They usually send you a tracking code once your package ships.

In terms of selection, I definitely think it’s hit or miss. My first month with them – the stuff was crap – seriously, I do not need gothic purple nail polish or $5 tea bags.

I did it for a few months, then I quit my subscription b/c DH and I are saving up $$$ for a move. It was fun in the beginning, but after a while, you’re stuck wtih a bunch of samples you don’t even use.

Post # 8
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Newbee

I have a subscription and just signed my FI up for a mens box. I also gifted a mens box for my dad for father’s day. I love it. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think sometimes I feel that I get my box later than another month, but it eventually comes. I know the service has increased in popularity, and although that is no excuse for not getting the boxes out on time, I still love getting mine.

Yes, the products are hit and miss – but that’s what it is. I tend to get lip products in shades I would never wear, but know that it’s probably going to happen at some point, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I also get products that I love or have wanting to try, and that’s redeeming in itself.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I get ipsy bags & LOVE them! from what i hear, much better than birch box.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

theEguarantee:  I’ve been on the Ipsy waiting list forever!!! I have heard very positive things about them though.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

For anyone wanting to sign up for ipsy- [link removed for violation of our self-promo policy–sorry!]

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I LOVE my Ipsy subscription.  Ships the same time, every month.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I respectfully disagree with this. I have had birchbox for about two years now with no issues. In fact, the products this past month were amazing!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ipsy’s not perfect either. In February, they sent out a lip gloss that smelled like chemicals and burned people. This month they sent out a mascara that smells like chemicals and burns people. This month also features an exploding black eyeliner and a glitter eyeliner that people say feels like sandpaper. All of these products are from no-name brands that I was told have their products made overseas with general formulations and then package them under their name.

I’m going to try Birchbox for a few months and see how I like it. I still like Ipsy, but it’s really hit or miss and I’m sick of getting crappy products of dubious quality from brands that I’ve never heard of.

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