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BOX IS CLOSED DELUXE AND FOILS WINTER TSB Qualifications: Must be 18 yrs. or older Must be VIB or VIB Rouge Rules: Must be able to pay $17 dollars for shipping (USPS) Must provide a tracking number. Must be able to post pictures of what you take and put in Do not take more than what you put in. Keep the value of items equal. Trade on or above the value of what you have taken from the box. It would be a good idea to post your trade before you ship the box. Ship the box out within 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. What to include in the box ☆Products from brands sold at Barney's, Saks, Sephora and Nordstrom. The exception to the rule is Asian products which you cannot get in the states (Sulwhasoo, Etude House, Peripera, Hada Labo, etc.) ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) Sanitize and pack all explodable or leakable products in ziplocks and bubble wrap. ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used at ALL ☆ Lotion, creams allowed if they are brand new or in a pump bottle for sanitary reasons ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged ☆ Anything that is sealed Do not include: Pre-made samples Drugstore items (unless it's from a brand hard to find in the US) Heavily used items (but if it is an expensive ítem someone might be interested, just ask in the thread) Swatching items in the box Putting in anything unsanitary/things that can't be cleaned or sanitized   ---> If you have anything that is questionable just ask in the thread! =]   1. Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend)9407803699300013135735 2. Michelle shops    9407803699300013277350 3. Dtalks all   9114 9999 4431 3413 3512 16 4. Laynebr 9114 9011 5981 8948 1305 87 5. Heatherbee 9505511034285027477498 6. Makeupobsesed 7. Sdbeautyjunkie1 9405503699300486352753 9405503699300486352760 8. Annypoo 9405503699300486352760 9405509699938185985709 9. Masaya 9405509699937326832865 10. Kiml150 9505511025835050512394 11. Sn22 9405503699300499633061 12. Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) 13. Rose135 (Korean skincare that does not include mineral oil, SKII, Tata Harper, Tatcha) 14. Onceuponatime (Asian skincare) 15. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!) 16. Redwagon44 17. Dolceloure 18. Trishalyn 19. StephaniLynn        
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No :( I'm going to look into it some more tonight.  see post
Wondering: Returning to Store after a Bad Experience
So I'm wondering if anyone's ever done this: 1) Went to Store A and had a bad experience. 2) Went to Store B and bought stuff. 3) Went back to Store A carrying the purchased products from Store B. 4) Spoke to anyone at Store A and said that they just lost out on this sale and more, then showed them your bag of products.    
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Not exactly. However, I recently was trying to implement an online department store purchase that was going to net me a deluxe gift with purchase; at the same time, the ... see post
Step aside promos... Some positive vibes here
I'm sure just as many of you are, I'm grateful and happy to pick a nice promo along with my purchase when there's one I want and I qualify. Since the promos haven't sparked so much enthusiasm, I'm looking forward to what I think is coming up next... That's the pick 5 samples! Last year, sephora had an option to pick 5 luxe samples- a great way to try those luxe products before we buy! I'm hoping this year they will offer something similar.    After the pick 5 samples is Chic Week!!! So here's to good vibes and more shopping!!! There's still plenty of promo codes out there in the meantime and probab a few more to come. But here's to some other ways sephora keeps my skincare/makeup drawers ready for more!
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they also had some good promo codes in March! I got a mini givenchy lippy last March! :) see post
Exercise Log
I know we have a thread where we' talk about being healthier and such, and much like the challenges for makeup, this will be a challenge for exercise. Today I finally decided "Enough of this slugging around."        I just finished one mile  at a 3 mile speed and switching to 2.5 once in a while.    If you're starting this journey with me, please check out (I hope Malday doesn't mind me calling the thread this) - the sister thread. Here you will find healthy recipes, AND delicious as well. I'll be including some vegan/vegetarian recipes mainly. pe-Thread/m-p/1845978/highlight/true#M101081   So I won't title this 30 day challenge, but I will aim for 30 days and keep going from there, hopefully.   Here's an image of some stretches provided by the lovely ShannonAlexis:    
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lol noodle arms. You know what sucks? I used to be such a tomboy when I was in 8th grade and I was into basketball, volleyball and even rocked it at tetherball BUT now I... see post
Nail Infections....
can they be passed from a bottle of polish?     About 2 weeks ago, my sister borrowed an as yet unused polish from me, and her HH aide did her nails.  Yesterday she turned up with infections in both thumbs.  We're drowning all the nail tools in the house in alcohol, but what about the polish?  We think she got another manicure in between the one with my polish and the infection showing up, but we just can't be sure, and her aide is on vacay so we can't even check to see if it came from her tools!    Just to be safe, I tossed the bottle and ordered a new one (Deborah Lippmann in LE Dark Side of the Moon).  So aggravating, I bought it in the Fall, then proceeded to break nails, rip cuticles, and get blisters so I've been unable to get them done.  Now everything's healed and grown to a decent length, and I was just thinking of getting a mani/pedi tom'w and this happens!  And since I never wore it, I'm not even certain that I really like it enough to have spent $36 on it!  Aaah, the things we do!
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Short answer is...NO. Polishes contain alcohos and solvents that will break down the cell walls of the bacteria and kill it. Only the rarest of the rare form of bacteria... see post
Help: Lips in need of serious exfoliation
Hello. Recently I had to take a course of medicine which had the side effect of severely drying out my lips.  My lips are now cracked and peeling. Please can you recommend some exfoliation beyond the standard toothbrush/washcloth level? I have tried a home made sugar scrub and that was better than nothing but I'm hoping Sephora might have a better product recommendation.  I need to get these skin flags off. After they are off I can work on repair and hydration.   Hydration suggestions are also welcome but that's a much easier issue to tame. Argon Oil is helping in that department. Thank you!
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I've tried many of the lip balms and treatments that sephora offers. The Fresh Sugar lip scrub is good, it certainly removes the dead skin. Make sure to follow it up wit... see post
Re: Lancome Dual Finish powder
Hello, I currently wear Lancome Bisque 5C liquid makeup. I am looking to add a powder to my bag. Would you recomend the Lancome dual finish powder for touchups and on the go? And if so, which color would I choose...Bisque 2? Thank you!
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Though I have a huge amount of Lancome due to my adoration of Gifts With Purchase, I held  out on getting Lancome's Dual Finish powder for a goodly while, though I saw t... see post
Marvellous March Hauls: Do What You Gotta Do!
I know we still have a few more hours until the 1st, but I thought I'd start us off, anyway!   I got the email that the Shiseido Veiled Rouge lipstick I tried to buy earlier this week (but got a shadow shipped to me instead, lol) was back in stock, so I decided to try buying it again.   Come on guys!  Let's hope the second time for Skyglow is the charm   What've you hauled or will be hauling this month?
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BEAUTY BOSS Littlemermaid81 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm in Halifax and so have no Holt's nearby and definitely no TF access. I'd love to know your SA! Thanks so much! see post
What are your nordstrom rack beauty steals?
Hey guys! As my first post I decided to make a thread about the amazing beauty deals and Nordstrom Rack. I just went to Nordstrom Rack yesterday and they had a bunch of Too Faced and Stila items as well as a couple Urban Decay items! I thought that it would be a fun idea to show you guys the deals I got and I encourage anyone who wants to do the same   Everything that i got at Nordstrom Rack yesterday were Too Faced products, and let me tell you, the deals were great! These are the products I decided to pick up...   Bonjour Soleil Palette - $44.00 $16.97 - Chocolate Soleil .14 oz - Sun Bunny .14 oz - Snow Bunny .11 oz - Flatbuki Brush   La Creme Lip Cream - $22.00 $5.97 - in Cinnamon Kiss   All I want for Christmas Set - $45.00  $19.97 - Makeup Bag - Perfect Eyes Eyeliner .03 oz - Eye Shadow and Blush Compact .28 oz - Lash Injection Mascara .25 oz - Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer .35 oz - La Creme Lip Cream in Believe .11 oz   Natural at Night Palette - $36.00 $14.97  
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...The NR near me only has broken, handled by hundreds of people (from the looks of it), partially exploded and leaking items, next to the immaculate display of the stuf... see post
My neck is aging!
So lately I have noticed that my neck looks like it belongs to someone of a more mature age. I have very noticeable thick lines on my neck which in my opinion makes me look older. I don't understand why this is happening. Im only 22. I feel like I should start doing something about it before it gets worse. Ladies any help or suggestions? 
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Even when it's cloudy and raining out, the sun is still out there radiating our planet with it's rays-of-doom-err-UvA/UvB.   This is why sunscreen, even on overcast or... see post
Givenchy's Mandarin Bolero lipstick?
I am looking for a good dupe for Givenchy's Mandarin Bolero lipstick.  I love Givenchy's product, but the price tag is a bit high.
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I love these shades of lip colors but I need something that will go well on this dress. see post
Bite Lip Lab Sephora color of the month!
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness! me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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It keeps flipping between Add to Basket and Out of Stock.  Within a minute it'll change back and forth, so keep trying! see post
Spring/Summer 2015 Found in the Wild "New"
Ok BT, what did you find today? Sticky plug to a FABULOUS thread. Found a  Deal ? Post it here - od-to-pass-Up/td-p/1513386 Feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, and let us know the price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to <3 Love or $$ Buy. ^-^ As an FYI, here are the pages I'm trolling for what was newly added today. Usually pretty easy to do because the newest items have 20 loves or less and no reviews. In general I will check in the late afternoon and post what I find. Most new items get listed on Tuesday evenings through Wednesday. Here is the retired thread in case you wanted to reference something. in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/td-p/1668202 Acqua di Parma, Ardency Inn, Antasasia, Atelier Cologne, BareMinerals, Bite Beauty, Chloe, Elizabeth and James, Givenchy, Guerlain, Josie Maran, Jurlique, L'Occitane, Lavanilla, Marc Jacobs Makeup, Marc Jacobs Perfume, Marula, NEST, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Sephora Collection, Sephora Favorites, Smashbox, Tarte, Tata Harper, Thierry Mugler, Tocca, TokyoMilk Dark, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Victor & Rolf, and the Gift Box section.
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Smashbox Minibox Palette $39 (Ulta's website)   Includes: 8 Photo Op Eye Shadows (Vanilla, Nude, Ambient, Sienna, Cinder, Rose, Peacock, Ultramarine) Soft Lights ... see post
Belif: new skincare brand launching at sephora!
today, i received some products from Sephora, by a brand called Belif.   its a Korean skincare brand that will be launching at Sephora in March.   i was so excited to receive these products because it's the first time i've been sent something from Sephora.   i'm going to try one of the moisturizers tonight and i'll be back to update ~~   have any of you tried products from this brand? or received them from Sephora?
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I'm supposed to be getting these too. I'm still waiting for mine to come in :) see post
Deals too good to pass Up!
The only thing I love more than shopping is getting a great deal.  I've created a website, with the same name as this thread (minus spaces and the exclamation point), to share my passion with more people.  If you share here and want to keep the deal exclusive to BT viewers, just write for BT only in the post.   I will heart every deal I see .  If your deal does not have a heart from me, I have not seen it yet.  A heart with no comment means I already had your deal on my site or am not planning on listing it (I may already have a better offer or another possible reason).   Should I use your deal, I will thank you here and mention that it was "shared on BT" on my site.  Thanks again to everyone who shares!    If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here. -Summer-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/1 ...    
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Ulta's today only (3/3/15) online Beauty Steal: bareMinerals 6 Steps to Gorgeous $25   see post
So I am just now developing a love for mAkeup and I will be 33 this month yikes! I can not for the life of me put lip liner on and make it look good. Anyone have any tips, or are my lips just weird?
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This is definitely the next lip liner I'm getting once I'm done with my stub.   see post
i can't believe it's already march ! i love discussing monthly favorites because the positivity and enthusiasm just cheers me up.   for me, hmmm:   SKINCARE NUDE omega jelly cleanser. i declared it HG status back in late 2014, but feburary i rekindled and reaffirmed my love for it (check the skincare HG thread if you're interested in why ) TATA HARPER replenishing nutrient complex. a facial oil, i got this mid-january, but did not use it much until feb. i love it. it makes my skin happy. it absorbs well and smells divine. skin feels fed (particularly when used in conjunction with the nude cleanser) NUDE miracle mask. i got this as a gift for xmas (yay !) but was hardly able to use it until february as well. i am really enjoying it. it reminds me of the amazing REN glycol lactic mask, even though the nude one does not contain lactic acid (ah, if only it did...) in terms of consistency. it's very gentle and effective so i'd be very confident in recommending this to people wanting to try out AHA masks..... MAKEUP LAURA MERCIER caviar eye sticks.....and cream shadows in general. i've had these since december but only realllly fell in love with them the second half of feb. i love cream shadows because they're easy, they set (when well formulated, and, i've found, not layered on  too  thick) and while you can layer them for a multi tonal effect, i don't find it necessary. single shades are multi-dimensional enough to really create a beautiful effect while blended out....and i actually prefer 1-2 colors only on my lids, so these are perfect . i can't wait to explore the world of cream shadows even more NARS semi-matte lipstick in catfight. picked this up and it was instant love. their semi-matte lipsticks are just a wonderful formulation and i'd recommend them to anyone looking for a matte lipstick that is non drying (yet non-slippery). GUERLAIN maxi lash mascara. maxi lashes, no clumping, new favorite. smells faintly of roses. ...and finally NARS all day luminous weightless foundation. this has been a very interesting journey. when i trialed it with a sample, i decided to skip it. upon my last day of use i tried a different application method, and i decided i didn't want to go without it. siberia is a perfect match for my skin, and as long as my skin is well prepped, it doesn't look like i have on makeup. layers well for more coverage too (though i'd advise letting a thin layer "set" before applying another layer...and it doesn't take long as this foundation sets  fast) HAIR my  new SEDU revolution flat iron. i haven't had to purchase a flat iron in nearly a decade. i mourned the death of my chi because that thing has been through e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.  with me, traveled the world with me, and patiently waited for me as my head was shaved. but, alas, it's time came and i lovvvvve this new straightener. and, for whatever it's worth, looks super chic with it's black ceramic plates too ! i didn't know my hair could look this shiny.   how about you ? any new or rekindled beauty love affairs ?
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Thanks for reminding me about the Laura Mercier caviar sticks.. I bought a set of 6 in december and they are still untouched. I'm going to put them to use. see post
Custom Makeover
Despite being a guy, I've always been in love wiht makeup, but haven't really gone too deep due to the social stigma behind it. Now that I'm older, I'm feeling braver and wanted to start investing in makeup, while also getting my first makeover. However, due to embarrassment, I was wondering if the makeover could be done in private, or at least in a covered area of the store. 
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Damanged, Dry and Thick Hair from Bleaching. What to use?
Hi! I have very damaged dry thick hair from bleaching it to try to get it back to my natural hair color. What is the best product to use that will get it back to its softness, less frizz, and mangeability?
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Joico Moisture Recovery... this stuff is INTENSE. It really helps fried hair. I haven't tried the rest of the products from this collection.. maybe try them all? I recom... see post
concealer shade in mac pro longwear?
i would go to a counter but i just really hate going to the mac macy's store for this kind of thing. i can go in for lipstick and lipliner and anything else but i can never go in and get shade matched. they either recommend a different concealer i do not want or they match me way too dark and orangy   im custard in nars creamy concealer and im fiji in nars sheer glow. please and thank you i do say im cool toned but than again im not that sure im pale and turn red easily so i assume im cool toned
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I'm a custard as well for NARS concealer though I haven't used sheer glow in a few years so I can't remember my shade there but for MAC's pro long wear I was an NC30 ove... see post
Tuesday Top 5: Regret Purchases
In helping DoctorsMrs and others who have jumped on the No Buy for the rest of August wagon, I thought that rounding up a few regret purchases would be a good topic   -Chantecaille Save the Sharks: Chantecaille makes some of the best eyeshadows and blushes, but this palette was an utter flop. The eyeshadows were extremely chalky and the blush color difficult to pick up, but the palette as a whole just clashed with my skintone.   -Sigma Paris palette: Wanting to support a couple of my favorite Youtube gurus who participated in the making of this palette, I bought this when it first came out. Let's just say Sigma should stick to brushes. The fall out is absolutely ridiculous and pigmentation is lacking!   -Buxom Pug cream shadow: This is an exact dupe of Chanel's Illusion D'ombre in Illusoire. The thing that makes it different is, well, the quality. This shadow not only popped out of the jar after just six months (and with proper storage) but has also a greasy film on top.   -NYX Butter Lip Glosses: Good grief! These were sticky, patchy, and just plain awful. On my lips, they pretty much just slip and slide. Am I the only one who finds these over-hyped??   -MAC Lady Gaga Lipglass: Having missed out on the lipstick, I thought it was a good idea to get the lip glass instead. Sticky like a Venus flytrap, MAC Lipglass has one of the worst lip gloss formulas. Not to mention, the color wasn't all that flattering.   Share away, BTers!
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I am determined to use it up... and I have a full bottle lol. The only way to make it decent is to pack on MAC Studio Fix after. I think their liquid foundations go bad ... see post
Unicorn Wanted and Sightings
Hi everyone,    Since there are many LE items or discontinued items that we search for, I wanted to know if there is any interest in maintaining a thread to post any unicorns we stumble upon and list where it can be found so others can try to find these items that they are looking for. I thought this might be useful as I found a few items on my trip and also found it extremely helpful when a fellow BT member posted about the availability of Tom Ford's Nude Dip on Selfridges a couple of months ago so that a few of us could finally order this LE item.  I also thought that if there are LE items that people are looking for, they could PM me and I could add it to the main thread so that others would know what others may be looking for. I could update the Found Unicorns on the main post weekly. Looking for your thoughts, suggestions? This would be strictly for limited edition items and discontinued items. Please include location, date found, and price if it is selling for less or more than regular retail price. Thanks in advance!   Wanted Unicorns: Tom Ford Burnished Amber, Violet Dusk Eyeshadow Quads (KateLovesYSL)   MAC Proenza Schouler Ocean City Coral blush ( Mochapj, notcreative)   Tom Ford Blush Guilt Illuminating Cheek colour (sdbeautyjunkie1)   Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Stavros (minibux)   Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Alejandro (greenchilli)   Chanel Ombre Contraste Sculpting Veil in Notorious (minibux,KateLovesYSL)   Tom Ford She Wolf (lipstick4soul)   Tom Ford Blush in Narcissist (KateLovesYSL)   Unicorn Sightings:    Tom Ford Nude Dip eyeshadow quad: available at Selfridges online. (still available as of Jan 23 9:15 pm)   Chanel Camelia De Plumes available at Sak's at Bal Harbor Shops Miami on Collins Ave (Jan 3, 2015)   Tom Ford Emerald Lust, She Wolf eyeshadow quads available at the Cosmetic Company Outlet (Estee Lauder branded one) at Orlando International Mall for $52 and $42 (Jan 1, 2015)   T om Ford Bronzed Amber and Blush Guilt Illuminating Cheek colour   available at the Cosmetic Company Outlet (Estee Lauder branded one) at Orlando International Mall for $40.75 (Jan 1, 2015)  
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What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
  Hi ladies! I've been using a bunch of new products lately. So far liking everything I bought.    Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizing Balm - light MUFE - Sh... see post
The Giddy Post - Did you order something today?? (;
Are you riding a high from an order you placed today?? Do tell. 
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IT GIRL kellyymcd / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Hit up the TooFaced up to 74% off sale...   Bonjour Soleil Bronzer Collection A La Mode Eyes Summer Eye Shadow Palette and a melted lip stick in Melted Fig   I hav... see post
LASHFOOD BROWFOOD Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix
Has anyone tried this yet? I noticed its finally back in stock and am deciding which shade to choose, between dark blonde and brunette. I need something warm toned, im currently using the brunette gel in ABH but i find the wand too big, and messy. I want something to lighten my brows on days when i don't feel like doing them or to add onto powder
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Hello! Here is a swatch of the BrowFood Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix colors (no flash, natural lighting):   The two sided brush really gives you control and flexib... see post
urban decay foundation
I am a shade 3.0 in the urban decay naked liquid foundation. What shade would I be in the urban decay powder foundation? Also can I use the powder foundation as a finishing powder for the liquid foundation ? Would it look good?
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So... Who made Rouge again?
It's exactly 6 weeks into the year! Who has requalified for Rouge? Wave that shiny red card proudly! Don't worry, I just requalified, too. Oops.  
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Welp. It happened. I made Rouge through 2016, sigh.    I was pushed over by Maison Martin Margiela Tea Escape and Alterna Caviar Shampoo! see post
Don't see points from in-store purchase done today
How long does it take to post points to Beauty Insider rewards card from in store purchase? I bought something today and it is not posted but my online purchase was instant.
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It takes up to 48 hours.  So don't panic.  Also if the points don't show up after that amount of time you can call customer service or message a moderator on here and th... see post
foundation color nars and tarte
i'm using nars sheer glow foundation color deauville and i wanted to try new foundation which is "tarteAmazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation" but i have trouble picking the right color, i like neutral tone
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