I've tried samples of the Origins Charcoal Mask and I bought the Glamglow Supermud mask a few months ago. I really love the Glamglow mask but it is a little on the expensive side. Before I repurchase it, I was just wondering if there are any major differences between the two masks?
I've seen so much generosity on BT lately and I want to keep the good vibes going! This weekend I went through my sample stash and discovered I had way too many fragrance samples. I'm planning to giveaway 4 fragrance sample boxes; 1. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, 2. Chloe, 3. Burberry (My Burberry & Brit Rhythm), 4. Mixed box (Versace Yellow Diamond, Versace Bright Crystal, Dior Jadore, Thierry Mugler Alien...to name a few). The rules are easy. US only. Respond to this post and indicate the box you'd like. Since we're getting into the hot summer season, include your favorite summertime drink! Mine is Peach Lemonade! I'll tally on Thursday 05/28 after 8pm EST and announce the winners on Friday 05/29! Have fun!
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. If you share here and want to keep the deal exclusive to BT readers, 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 decided not to list it. Should I use your deal, I will thank you here. Thanks again to everyone who shares! If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Spring -Summer-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/1 ...
is it too early for this ? nahhh. this month i have two lipsticks that have caught my heart: NARS audacious lipstick, dominique. my "new nude" if you will. BESAME lipstick, noir red. the color of dried blood. dream come true. i've also fallen in love with a couple of eye products: BOBBI BROWN cream eyeshadow sticks. these are my favorite eyeshadow sticks i've tried. absolute convert. BOBBI BROWN long wear eyeliner. this stuff is good. i got both of those product in the bobbi brown promo and i'm so happy i went for it because, as i said, i'm a convert !! i went into a weird shop last week and found a brand of incense i haven't seen in literally a decade. so i have managed to make my place smell as it did a decade ago, which is both lovely and an interesting trip down nostalgia lane. OH and another lip product: SMITH'S (rosebud perfume co.) rose & mandarin lip balm (i got the one in the tube, not the tin). now, usually i'm against petroleum products on my face but i do make an exception for on my lips for when i'm sleeping. just locks in the moisture which is what i need. this "flavor" is just so dang good. mandarin and rose is not necessarily a combo you'd think of being particularly enticing, but they're two of my favorite scents ! so i had to give it a go. and i'm so glad i did. def check it out !! edited to add: BUMBLE & BUMBLE hairdresser's invisible oil--the whole range of products. i really really love the shampoo and conditioner. received this as the 500 pt perk and fully intend to get full size. leaves my hair clean and light, but not over stripped (highly recommend this line for color treated hair, as well as hair that tends to frizz !!) what else ? i'll add more as i think of it. how about you guys ? anything particular pull at your heartstrings this month ?
I just became a VIB member, almost on my way to VIB Rouge, I read a lot on the perks, the discounts around April and November? plus a lot were saying around Christmas time they give $20 gift cards or something like that? It didn't even occur to me that I was reading all these people over in the states and that Canada usually gets cheaped out on these kinds of things...i just wanna know if there is any canadian members or even u.s. members who would know if I have anything to actually look forward too?
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
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies! (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
In the vein of the recent Tom Ford Updates and Chanel Updates threads, I thought I would start one for Burberry! I think they have had a ton of great releases recently (new eye shadow formula, kisses lippies). Burberry is one of the most consistently good designer lines in my opinion. Some great shots of the new collection are on the Fall 2015 Collections thread and I was surprised to see that the new Lip & Cheek Bloom is actually already available at Nordstrom! this fall collection posted on ModelRecommends looks pretty amazing too. that palette! what items have you liked recently from Burberry? Anything you are waiting for or have your eye on?
Hi, i'm looking to switch to a physical sunscreen as I understand it's supposed to be more stable and last longer (and who seriously reapplies every 2 hours if they wear makeup!). I have combo skin which tends to become oily halfway through the day. I'd be wearing it over a moisturiser or at least serum. Then Estee Lauder's double wear on top using a beauty blender. Ideally it's not greasy, won't cause breakouts, safe to use around the eyes, doesn't have the stupid sparkle effect (why do companies think women like this?!) and makeup goes on over it well. I don't care if it has a ghosting effect in photos, and aren't really concerned with anti-aging benefits as i'll get that from my moisturiser. If anyone's used the following, can you please let me know how they wear and compare if possible. Suggestions of other products are welcome. - Clinique's City Block Sheer: I tried this on my hand instore and it has a nice light texture. - Tarte's Tarteguard: also tested this, texture's ok but it has a sheen. It didn't seem too obvious so I could be okay with that if it's otherwise the best one. - Coola's Mineral Face Matte Finish or Tint - Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Defense - Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense Thanks!
A question for my high-maintenance BT ladies. I'm curious if any of you minimize your usual skincare routine when you travel, particularly to a sunny place for a week or more. Would love to know details, if you don't mind! When I went to the Bahamas a year ago, I'd continued my usual skincare routine with retinoids. In hindsight, that may not have been a wise choice, as I did a lot of swimming/diving and beach/water activities, so my compromised skin was continuously exposed to the sun without adequate reapplication. Perhaps it's better to just forgo the usual exfoliation (retinoids, AHA, BHA) we do in our daily routine so that our facial skin is not as sensitive to the intense UV rays we expose ourselves to when vacationing? Do you guys agree? I've also did some traveling around Asia a few years ago during the summer and remember forgoing all makeup and SPF on most days, because the weather was just too hot and humid. Everything on the skin felt suffocating so I limited my routine to just a cleanser and gel moisturizer. I'm pretty sure these negligent decisions are going to haunt me as I get older though...
Lately I have been going over my purchases and I noticed a tiny trend - I am obsessed with some things more than others. So what are your 5 things/products that you are obsessed with lately (it could be anything - from food to clothing to makeup, etc)? Mine are: - Skin care (Algenist, face masks, and serums) - Purses (bought 4 purses in one year, and continuing to look .. smh) - Starbucks (holiday drinks) - NARS creamy concealer - Bite Beauty
Following a wonderful month of April deals comes MAY, one of the most colourful months of the year for me!! I love all the fun sets and gorgeous shades that pop up in May! May makes me want to clean out colours I'm not using and stock up on some gorgeous new shades! i hope everyone has an a-may-zing month!!! 😛
Well earlier today shortly after taking her bath my 4 year decided she needed another haircut and took it upon herself (of course she denies it)... She climbed up where I had placed them (up high) and went at it... Luckily I heard her say "ohh my haircut is so pretty" and stopped her before she did anymore damage... I'm taking her to a salon tomorrow to get it fixed but I don't have any idea how to cut it... All I know is I'm going to cry when they do! This is kinda like the time she stole my UD perversion gel eyeliner... and denied it was her...
Soooo, i have blue veins that are very visible under my eyes. They don't really disappear with concealer. Just partially. I do not colour correct as i don't know how. Would i use a colour corrector and then apply my normal skin-tone matching concealer? Help please!
In the spirit of all the other wonderful challenges on BT right now, I'm starting up a nail polish challenge for us. I have a ridiculous stash and I need to show my polish some love. With nail polish, once a day would be absurd (of course), so let's try and show off a new look and polish once a week. I'm personally going with manicures only, but if you'd rather do pedicures or even both go for it! I'm eager to see your collections and meet other polish junkies. It's past time for me to commit to using my stash! Past: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow Fall Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in Yuki Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch Week 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell pieces Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in India Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden Street Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in Enduring Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding Nails Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad Luck Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My DreamsWeek 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow FallWeek 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in YukiWeek 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage WitchWeek 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell piecesWeek 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in IndiaWeek 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint SorbetWeek 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in TammiWeek 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden StreetWeek 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in BlackWeek 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in EnduringWeek 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding NailsWeek 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad LuckWeek 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers Current: Week 15 (5/3-5/9) - Show off your favorites Got a favorite polish? Brand? Design or style? Show us! Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 16 (5/10-5/16) - Glitter Bomb This week, show off the GLITTER! Week 17 (5/17-5/23) - Graduation It's graduation season! Pick colors from your current school, your alma mater, a school you like, or just nails you'd rock at a graduation celebration. Week 18 (5/24-5/30) - A Day Outdoors May is National Bike Month, National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger/Salad Month, and overall the month everyone kicks off summer celebrations. Think picnics, barbecue, bike rides, warm-weather activities! Week 19 (5/31-6/6) - Candy Inspired June is, among other things, National Candy Month! All things sugar and candy inspired work for this week! Week 16 (5/10-5/16) - Glitter BombThis week, show off the GLITTER!Week 17 (5/17-5/23) - GraduationIt's graduation season! Pick colors from your current school, your alma mater, a school you like, or just nails you'd rock at a graduation celebration.Week 18 (5/24-5/30) - A Day OutdoorsMay is National Bike Month, National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger/Salad Month, and overall the month everyone kicks off summer celebrations. Think picnics, barbecue, bike rides, warm-weather activities!Week 19 (5/31-6/6) - Candy InspiredJune is, among other things, National Candy Month! All things sugar and candy inspired work for this week!
Isn't it time she had her own dedicated post? I would like to create a place solely to discuss KVDs new releases and all other things regarding her brand. I love KVD...whose with me? Although KVD is currently a Sephora exclusive line, Kat's own online makeup store (Kat Von D Beauty) will launch on or around 10/30/15. You can sign up for updates on her website. (left: Kat modeling her upcoming Metal Crush Eye Shadow in "Thrasher" and her High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipstick in "Rocker", right: Kat working on her new items with the Sephora team) Upcoming products & release dates! 16 new shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks: July 16th 9 new shades of Studded Lipsticks: Fall 11 shades of Metal Crush Eye Shadows: Fall 10 shades of High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipsticks: Fall Compact mirror and Saint/Sinner perfume: TBA Mi Vida Loca Eye Shadow Palette: TBA LE Gold-Blooded (red/gold shade) Studded Lipstick: Holiday Season Mini Studded Lipstick Set: Holiday Season Train Case: TBA Serpentine Palette: TBA Pics of upcoming products in the spoiler! Spoiler (Highlight to read) Updated as of 5/24/15
trying new products can be...overwhelming. do you love a product because it works ? can you tell right away if it's performing the way you want it to ? sometimes i'm so happy to finally try something and let my enthusiasm blind my actual impression of it (at least at first ) it takes time to come to proper conclusions ! particularly when it comes to skincare, but makeup too. so here's a thread where we can discuss our experiences while trying a product for a first time. it can also be a place that people can reference if they're considering a new product. right now i'm trying a sample of the REN v-cense night cream. i've only used it for 2 nights so far, but i LOVE IT. i love it so much i'm tempted to go ahead and grab it up, but i need to make sure it doesn't break me out over time (it contains shea butter which *can* be a breakout trigger for me, but not necessarily). it smells of frankincense which i adore, but i know for some people would be a turn off. i'm also checking out the VICHY aqualia thermal serum. i really love the CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum, and prefer the texture of it to the VICHY, but think the caudalie may break me out slightly (i also was probably overusing it...i was very enthusiastic). so i'm just trying to figure out which i prefer. how about you ? __________ post trial edit about the products above: i had to skip on the REN because the shea butter in it was too heavy for my skin. and i suppose buying something simply for the smell isn't the best use of my moola the VICHY aqualia thermal serum, however, is in my permanent arsenal. i've already repurchased once since starting this thread, and have turned a few people on to it too !
Hi guys! I rarely share blog posts on here, but I thought this would be useful for anyone who wanted to look at the sizes of the products in the Sephora Sun Safety Kit.
I think this is an awesome deal and you get a wide variety of products. Enjoy!
Hello! The last time I went to Sephora, I had my skin IQ done (I am a 2R05) and was told that they had never seen someone's skin oxidize make up the way that mine does. I was steered towards the Cover FX line, and while I like it, I would like to find something more lightweight with a slight luminous finish (just moved to a warmer state!) for Spring and Summer. Are there any suggestions for something like this that would also not oxidize as quickly?
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available. For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping!
We already have a Sephora in London but I wasn't in to makeup when it opened so I don't know what to expect from the grand opening. Is it similar to a rouge event? Will there be any brand reps or deluxe samples? I'm considering taking the day off work but don't want to waste the vacation day if it's not worth it. Any advice is appreciated!
I have replied to so many threads about sensitive acne prone skin and the like. I just wish people would search these boards before starting a new thread for a concern that already exists multiple times. I love being a part of the community and helping where I can but search is your friend everyone! *steps off soapbox*
Hello lovelies! I'm desperately searching for a new full coverage foundation! I have dry skin around the corners of my mouth and an oily t-zone. I have a couple of pesky blemishes around my jawline and some faint acne scars on my cheeks that I've been trying to cover up. I'm looking for a liquid, matte foundation that will hydrate my dry skin without adding any oiliness to my t-zone but still giving me that full coverage. I've tried a bunch of different things in my makeup routine and I'll share them below: Applicators : -Beauty blender -Sonia Kashuk brush no. 4 -Sephora professional mineral powder brush no. 45 Primer : -UD Pore Perfecting primer -Smashbox Photo Finish primer Foundation : -UD Naked (I like this one but not enough coverage after a few hours) -Clinique Even Better Makeup (pretty good but not great) -Tarte Amazonian Clay (way too drying on my skin, but LOVE their concealer) -Bobbi Brown (Don't remember much about this one but not worth the $50) I do use a powder but they're just drugstore ones like CoverGirl and E.L.F. I was considering purchasing either Smashbox Studio Skin, Clinique Acne Solutions makeup, Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo foundation, and I've heard good things about Make Up Forever Mat Velvet. I'd be so appreciative for any and all tips and advice! Thanks!!!