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Here is the August Birchbox thread. :) /emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20"> 

 
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According to this info from the app, box customization starts on 7/19, which is this coming Tuesday. It says we can choose samples that day, but unless they're changing how they do things (which is possible), I think they mean sample choice will be revealed that day? Usually we choose about a week after the options are revealed, right? Who knows now though. image.png

 
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According to this info from the app, box customization starts on 7/19, which is this coming Tuesday. It says we can choose samples that day, but unless they're changing how they do things (which is possible), I think they mean sample choice will be revealed that day? Usually we choose about a week after the options are revealed, right? Who knows now though.
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That does seem awfully early. But who knows?
 
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The box customization page is loaded, nothing there yet content wise, I guess we'll see if it's up tomorrow. Or we could try a message on FB and see if they respond.

 

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So are they no longer doing the add-ons that actually ARE discounted if you do the add on and instead just listing a bunch of regular priced stuff from their website?

 
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TBH I haven't really noticed add ons lately that were truly discounted. A lot had a "sale" price from the "value"- but if you went to the product page, it was the same sale price. I think they are pushing it for the free shipping aspect- but if you are an Ace that is not meaningful

 

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TBH I haven't really noticed add ons lately that were truly discounted. A lot had a "sale" price from the "value"- but if you went to the product page, it was the same sale price. I think they are pushing it for the free shipping aspect- but if you are an Ace that is not meaningful
Didn't they just have the keds shoes on one of the Add on options only a few months ago? Those were half off the price on the Birchbox site, if I remember correctly. So now it looks like offering those type of add ons have gone by the wayside too even though I don't think I've ever done one (wanted to once but already sold out). Boy BB really is taking away all the perks!

 
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I got an email for the video but nothing shows up when I click the link

 
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The video is up on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYx6loigiis

It's all hair care items for sample choice.

  • Beauty Protector Oil
  • R&C Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste
  • Oribe Wave & Shine Spray

Featured box: Endless Summer Box

  • Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow
  • Acure Coconut & Argan Oil Cleansing wipes
  • Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil
  • Stila stay all day liquid lip in Patina (dusty rose)
  • Hum Nutrition Raw Beauty Superfood powder - hmm ok?
  • Beauty Protector protect and detangle
I'm going for the dry shampoo paste. What are you gals thinking??

 
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alright.... I am actually pretty excited about the dry shampoo paste and the featured box. Darn you, birchbox sucking me right back in. Although I do think this will be my last month with 2 boxes. 

 
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alright.... I am actually pretty excited about the dry shampoo paste and the featured box. Darn you, birchbox sucking me right back in. Although I do think this will be my last month with 2 boxes. 
Me too.

I'd love the Stila lip and the wipes from the featured box but not enough to go back to two boxes/month. I think I can trade for them.

 
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Hmm. Of the sample choices I guess I wouldn't mind trying the oribe, but I'm not sure exactly what it does from her description.

I'll probably go with the curated box though. I can probably use everything and there's no perfume. My last few non-curated boxes have been awful so I'm not sure I want to risk another disappointment this month.

 
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I wasn't sure if I'd cancel or not this month.  But I'm picking the curated box - I'll use everything except the Marcelle BB cream.  I've been wanting to try the LP oil too.   

 
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I'm picking the R&Co Paste and hoping the other hair item in my box isn't awful. I liked the curated box, but not enough to get all those dupes, so I cancelled my second sub. Depending on how my non curated box goes I may or may not cancel that one as well, since I think the sample choices have been really lackluster recently and there are other boxes I'd rather try. 

 
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Curated box is pretty nice actually, I think I will pick that one. Also want to try the Oribe spray, but there is no way I'm going back to two boxes especially with no points.

 
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I was thinking of getting the curated just because the Stila is so pretty, but that box has so many dupes and things I like but don't love.  Then I saw on Redit there is a $20 Stila matte love kit.  It has patina, two other shades and a cute clutch.  Maybe I will just grab that kit and chose the dry shampoo.  

 

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