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Birchbox November 2016 Sample Selection Time!

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If you are a Birchbox Ace, you now can select your sample choice for the November 2016 Birchbox! (All other subscribers will have access to select their sample tomorrow).

Here are the sample choices:


Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain


Coastal Scents Blush and Highlighter Duo


Chella Eyebrow Color Pencil – Tantalizing Taupe


Or you can pick the Curated box:


It includes:

Are you going with a sample pick or the curated box this month?

If you haven’t signed up for Birchbox yet:


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  1. I have 6 birchbox accounts. I got 2 of the curated boxes because I would use everything in it. I have horribly thick long hair that tangles badly. I will probably keep one of those bottles in my purse because I have to comb my hair several times a day. Then I got one of each sample choice. Then I am letting them put one together for me.

  2. I cancelled. I don’t think they look at the beauty profile. I specifically did not mark fragrances and I got fragrance samples in all my boxes.

  3. Picked the brow pencil. I love this product looks perfect for my brows. Looks full size. Worth it this month as long as it’s full size. I got this with my Boxycharm box before and I really like it and been using it for months.

  4. Nothing up there was really speaking to me, so going to go with being completely surprised this month. First time in awhile.

  5. Surprised myself and went with curated! Didn’t love it but I figured that they would be items I would actually use vs the samples that I wouldn’t use but might end up in my box .

    This month was great but next month’s is such is a let down. Way to go out on a whimper, Birchbox.

  6. In case anyone is interested, the curated box is available for individual sale. I did a search for “curated” on the Birchbox site and the first result was the box. $10 for subscribers, $15 for non-subscribers.

    • Thanks for the info. 🙂 I went ahead and bought one since I chose the Jane Iredale for both of my boxes this month. A couple of items in the curated are new to me, so they’d be interesting to try.

      Question: Does anybody happen to know if the MYSTERYBOX code only works once per day? I purchased a few of the men’s kits shown in an earlier MSA post today and I was able to use the code, then I happened to see Teri’s comment above, so I went back to make a 2nd purchase, but now it’s not letting me use the code. I went through with the purchase anyway, but it’d be good to know if I can only use it once per day. Thanks!

      • I think I was able to use the MYSTERYBOX code a total of two times before Birchbox cut me off. It’s no longer valid for me. 🙁

      • They only let you use the code one time.

        • I tried to use it a second time and they told me the code was invalid.

  7. is that abfull size eyebrow prncil?

    • Yes, it is. It’s my holy grail pencil and this will be my 4th one thanks to sub boxes. I’ll never run out! 🙂

      • thanks,mary! i was so curious about this one. cant wait to try now:)

  8. I chose the lipstick. It seemed like the lesser of the evils. I was worried if I didn’t select one I’d wind up with all 3. I guess that could still happen.

    I’ve said this before, but I am REALLY surprised they did these repetitive/boring samples this month knowing it’s the last month for MANY annual subs. Mine is up in Dec- I was so impressed with Sept and Oct I was considering giving it another annual go, but now with these options I am probably going to let it run out now :/ so sad to say bye to Birchbox! They were my first….

    • Ditto.

  9. Lame, repetitive samples and no points. I was down to one box from many and now I’m down to zero after this month. Birchbox is sinking fast!

    • What do you mean by no points? No more 50 review points?

      • Yes. They stopped the review points in July. Now any new subscription only receives review points for their first month.

  10. The only thing exciting about this month is the actual box itself: it is beautiful. This is my last month on a yearly sub and I won’t be renewing at this time. Maybe if things change and the customization is better I might reconsider. However, there are a lot of other options now. I do thank Birchbox for leading me down the rabbit hole that is the sub box world 🙂

  11. This is my last box of my annual sub. Won’t be renewing. With no points and repetitive samples it’s not worth it.

    • Same. I miss the old BB that made me excited.

  12. So last month was my first box and I received what I assume is a curated. I still am very confused as to this sample choice ordeal vs curated. Does choosing a sample instead of curated mean that is all you are getting or does it sub out an item of the curated?? HELP!

    • If you choose a sample choice item (one item), you get that item plus 4 other random samples they pick for you. If you pick the curated, that’s exactly what you get. Hope that makes sense!

    • It works like this:
      Every month Birchbox send you 5 samples. You have the following choices:
      1. Choose nothing. Your box is made up of 5 random samples (allegedly based on your profile)
      2. Choose a sample. You get that one item plus 4 random samples.
      3. Choose the curated box. Every month Birchbox offers one box where the 5 samples are pre-selected (hence, “curated”), so if you choose that, you get exactly those 5 samples – no variation. While there are multiple Birchbox variations each month, only one of those is the curated box.

      I hope this helps!

      • *sends you

  13. Finally quit. There was nothing in the curated or sample choices that I was dying to try. Now I’m thinking of getting a Pusheen Winter box. That kitty seems to be calling my name.

  14. I’m so excited that I am not tempted by a single item. I now can finally break-up with Birchbox! Does anyone know if I have to use my points BEFORE cancelling my subscription? Thinking about cashing out ASAP 🙂

    • Only Ipsy does that because your reward ships with the bag. You can still use Birchbox points whenever.

    • Also, I believe you only have one year to use them from the date you accrued them.

  15. For the first time I am not going to pick anything and let my picks be a total surprise. None of these interest me at all. I’m sure I will end up with at least one of them but at least it won’t be by choice. I don’t have high hopes for November’s box based on these sample choices.

  16. These are the worst sample choices they’ve offered yet.

  17. It appears the only options left are the pencil and curated box. How are they out of the other 2 already?!

    • I have everything as a selection, maybe log out and back in again? Not sure why they are not all showing up or you.

    • I noticed the picture for the brow pencil wasn’t showing for me on either of my accounts, but it looked like it was still an option for selection. Everything else was showing as normal though.

      • I placed an order and it placed 3 separate orders of the same thing. I contacted them they said only one order went thru but my card will be charged 3x and 2 refunded!! Would not be a problem if it wAsnt for the fact I get paided tomorrow…nice I love bank fees

    • There is something wrong with their website. I picked the Jane lipstick, got a conformation, but when I log in it is telling g me I have to choose again and only the coastal scents is available. Plus and this is the big one I put an order in and it put it thru twice possibly 3x cuz it shows up 3x on their site but only got 2 emails I am trying to get someone to contact me. I am going nuts. I swear I never say one bad word about birchbox but this fiasco might make me side with 75 percent of msa followers!!!

    • Ugh same here! On the mobile app it says the lip and eyebrow pencil are both out of stock. How disappointing

    • Seems like there is a glitch somewhere. On the mobile app it showed only the powder was available. But on my desktop all choices were available and I was able to select what I wanted.

      • Birchbox released an update of their mobile app a couple days ago and I wasn’t able to edit my choice until I updated the app. I have an iPhone, so anyone having problems with the app that has an iPhone might want to check the App Store to see if they need to update it.

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