Welcome back to the deal sharing fun! Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it. A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it. Thanks for sharing. Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting. Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal. Done Sharing! Now, use these deals and haul! My favorite hauls are always from the deals we all share. If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Autumn -Winter-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/2 ...
Hello, I'm on the search for an eyliner that will stay on all day. My problem is my bangs sweep across my eyelid and the oil in my hair products causes the eyeliner to disappear. I've tried gel eyeliners, pencil and liquid...nothing seems to work (other than changing my hairstyle). Any suggestions?
I've been hijacking threads lately with my various color challenges. It's time for it's own place! The rules: Each week (Sunday- Saturday) there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun! For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to Shop your collection. I hope you'll join me! *schedule to the end of the year Spoiler (Highlight to read) Nov. 1- 1-7: drugstore week Nov. 8- 14: brown Nov. 15-21: my new things! *give those newer things some love Nov. 22-28: bronze nov. 29-Dec 5: oldies but goodies*give your lesser used items love! dec 6-12: green dec. 13-19: Champagne dec. 20-26: Red Nov. 1- 1-7: drugstore weekNov. 8- 14: brownNov. 15-21: my new things! *give those newer things some loveNov. 22-28: bronze nov. 29-Dec 5: oldies but goodies*give your lesser used items love!dec 6-12: greendec. 13-19: Champagnedec. 20-26: Red
What are your holy grail products? I use hydrocortizone cream for spot itch reduction, and Aveeno, but it seems the relief is only temporary I also use a humidifier, which helps a bit, but I have these patches of raised rashes (sorry for TMI or grossness) and they are unsightly and itch like crazy. I'm open to home remedies, new products, high end products, weird products, voodoo, anything.
Christmas Secret ELF is Happening Now We are currently Shopping! ELF- Exchange Local Fare The ELF gift exchange promotes camaraderie within the Sephora BT community. Participants from different regions are pair up and exchange local fare gifts unique to their city and state. All BT members are welcome to join the fun! 4 NEW things for X-elf Spoiler (Highlight to read) Everyone but a few BT’ers who are participating in X-elf are veterans. Changing it up a bit to accommodate the ‘secret’ format. 1. No pairings. Secret Santa style. Communication will be by email if you choose. 2. The blind draw will be more flexible. I will only group participants by states or Canada. 3. Since this is Christmas ELF the gifting is completely open. Can gift local and non-local as well as beauty items, etc. Keep this in mind when you fill out your preference list. 4. Gift Amount $25 + Shipping + 3-5 New DS I am sure we all have a pretty large personal stash, therefore, I am recommending people add 3-5 NEW deluxe samples as an EXTRA gift. Everyone but a few BT’ers who are participating in X-elf are veterans. Changing it up a bit to accommodate the ‘secret’ format.1. No pairings. Secret Santa style. Communication will be by email if you choose.2. The blind draw will be more flexible. I will only group participants by states or Canada.3. Since this is Christmas ELF the gifting is completely open. Can gift local and non-local as well as beauty items, etc. Keep this in mind when you fill out your preference list.4. Gift Amount $25 + Shipping + 3-5 New DSI am sure we all have a pretty large personal stash, therefore, I am recommending people add 3-5 NEW deluxe samples as an EXTRA gift. X-elf SCHEDULE Yes, it is early to take advantage of Black Friday specials, avoid seasonal shipping delays and accommodate personal holiday schedules. Sign Up- CLOSED Secret ELF draw- 11/20 Shopping- 11/20-12/6 Shipping- 12/7-12/14 BT Show & Tell- 12/7-12/15 Theme: Stocking Stuffers......O' what fun!!! Spoiler (Highlight to read) The Challenge Buy, decorate or make a Stocking and stuff it with goodies from the preference list. The ChallengeBuy, decorate or make a Stocking and stuff it with goodies from the preference list. Secret X-elf Guidelines Spoiler (Highlight to read) I listened and made X-elf secret style! I know y’all are the good bunch, but these are the guidelines for this round. Please follow the rules and nobody gets hurt! ;’) 1. Communicate by email if you have any questions about the Preference List. 2. Stay in communication and agree to ship together! 3. Due to the fact that this round takes place during the busy Holiday season, I will not be able to send a box if you don’t get one. If someone needs to drop out during the game, I will not assign a new ELF. It is too complicated with the secret format and random draw. Play at your own risk. ***Sign-up only if you can 110% complete this round. See the X-elf Schedule!*** 4. If something does happen and you can’t complete X-elf, I highly suggest you take 10 minutes to email your Elfie a $25 Sephora gift card. Send me a PM and I will help you! If case of an emergency: PM me, ASAP! I listened and made X-elf secret style!I know y’all are the good bunch, but these are the guidelines for this round. Please follow the rules and nobody gets hurt! ;’)1. Communicate by email if you have any questions about the Preference List.2. Stay in communication and agree to ship together!3. Due to the fact that this round takes place during the busy Holiday season, I will not be able to send a box if you don’t get one.If someone needs to drop out during the game, I will not assign a new ELF.It is too complicated with the secret format and random draw. Play at your own risk.***Sign-up only if you can 110% complete this round. See the X-elf Schedule!***4. If something does happen and you can’t complete X-elf, I highly suggest you take 10 minutes to email your Elfie a $25 Sephora gift card. Send me a PM and I will help you! If case of an emergency: PM me, ASAP! The kinda Blind Draw Spoiler (Highlight to read) Check out all the Cali Elfies! Check out all the Cali Elfies! I sent out PMs with your Elfie's info on 11/21. If you did not get a PM, contact me. Thanks! The Secret Elves!!! 1. desertdancer 2. Gwenhwyfar (Co-Host) 3. meganlisa 4. MrsLisha 5.TriesToBoClassy 6. Sprytely 7. etscore1 8. Jen143xo 9. Bea0t 10. Missey1973 11. mixe 12. darkiceis 13. spotspotcat 14. MK89 15. lipstick4soul 16. BrideSona 17. Anne322 18. Zpsid91 19. Libelllules 20. rachelhill 21. Jeff 22. Pixiedust2 -CLOSED Important I noticed that a lot of y'all use your name for the email. If you have a question you can do 2 things to remain anonymous. - Post an OPEN question and hope that your Elfie replies. - Or, PM Gwenhwyfar (she has the Master List) or Desertdancer and we can ask for you!
What are your beauty pet peeves? Here are a few of mine When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh. I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house. Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all. I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got. I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
++ This Box is Closed.++ Hey ladies! Let's get ready to have some fall/winter fun! The box will go out the week of October 1st. Here are the members for this TSB and the current box order: Mrsbaine MochaPJ (CDN) knuevekm zpsid91 Talinder GreenChilli Libellules michelleshops SuzeAlex Heartsmyface (CDN) GreenPorchLights TheSocialQuota TSB Rules: Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte. Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box. Trade full sized items for full sized items. If a full size item you’d like to add is over 8oz or is bulky, share it with the group prior to your trades to gauge interest. If someone is interested in this item, it may be included. Keep the box balanced. If there are a lot of skincare items, add items from a different category if you’re able to. Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks. Before you seal and mail the box, you need a majority, including the next person in the box’s OK on the trade. If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group. Do not include duplicate items unless there is specific interest. Take a picture of the complete contents of the box when you receive it. This will help us all keep track of what’s in the box and can help influence our own decisions for entry. the box should be moving to the next participant after 3 business days. Courtesies: Don't put in anything unsanitary! (i.e. used lipgloss, used liquid lipstick, used cream products, used mascara) Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shipping Include close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc. No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participating Don't swatch items from the box - this is a hygienic precaution that we must take as a lot of people will be handling these items Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box Sanatizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water. Must post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback. Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! Not allowed in the box: Pre-made samples Drugstore or lower end items Heavily used items (except for perfume) Swatching items in the box Any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized. Large or bulky items unless there is interest No duplicates unless they are high end or highly sought after products Mail Tracking All participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt. At the start of the box, each participant should PM the person who will next receive the box to determine shipping details. These shipping details should be confirmed again by PM before sending out the box. When specifying shipping instructions, choose the option that optimizes both the security of the box and timely retrieval, whether that means having the box shipped to a workplace to ensure a signature, to a PO Box, etc. Each participant is responsible for notifying box the box leader, as well as the participants before and after them, should their availability or instructions change. A box participant suggested that we each include a unicorn that we may have in our collection. I think this is a good idea! Perhaps we can each tell each other a unicorn we're looking for and if we have to, we can change the order. At the end of the box, the remaining contents, after I pick, will go to Believe in Tomorrow, a Baltimore based Charity that services families whose children are in treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Let's have fun ladies!
Ok, forgive me, I know it is only June! Is anyone else already thinking of wonderful things to come? I have visions of Limited editions, special sets and palettes dancing in my head! I can't wait to see what gift sets, gifts with purchase, and Sephora Favorites are coming our way! Black Friday deals and specials that we can't wait to get our hands on!! Lets share some of our favorites from the past and wishes for the future, and them post pics as we get closer and start finding out what we have to get for the holidays!
Just posted to Trendmood's Instagram. It looks like it starts Dec. 2 for VIB and VIB Rouge. $25 off $50 for Rouge $20 off $50 for VIB $15 off $50 for BI (Starts Dec. 3rd) Ends Dec. 14, one time use. Let's try to keep it positive and stay excited for this sale. Yes, it starts the same day for VIB and VIB Rouge, and yes the dollar off difference is only $5, but Sephora is not obligated to do any of this. If you feel like it's not enough of a Rouge perk, then don't participate in the sale and take your business elsewhere. We all clearly love beauty products, and saving money on them is nice too, but the complaints take away from the fun those products are and the joy they bring us. Speaking if products, I will need to really think about what I'm picking up! I have three or four things spinning in my head...
SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ
Available at SEPHORA 5 Times Square in Manhattan July 26th and SEPHORA Powell Street in San Francisco, in early August
- Find Your Scientifically Precise Foundation Shade From Over 1,000 Foundations In Our Stores -
SEPHORA, the leading beauty specialty retailer, and Pantone LLC, the global color authority, unveil SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ, the most advanced foundation matching tool available in North American beauty retail. Powered by Pantone and based off the color matching technology developed by X-Rite, the SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ system is the first and only beauty device to scan the surface of the skin and assign an official Pantone skintone number, to find your scientifically precise foundation shade amongst our 1,000 foundations, brands and formulas.
“SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ POWERED BY PANTONE is an incredible tool that delivers a real benefit to our clients,” says Margarita Arriagada, SVP of Merchandising at Sephora. “We see this as the first application of this patented Sephora exclusive technology, and are excited to expand its capabilities for other uses in the color world.”
The SEPHORA+ PANTONE COLOR IQ is a hand held tool based off the Pantone X-Rite Spectrocolorimeter used in the design world. As the first of its kind in cosmetics retail, the device works by taking an image of your skin, analyzing and assigning you an official Pantone skintone number. With that number, Sephora beauty experts reference SEPHORA’s Universal Skintone Guide (via iPad) which holds over 1,000 foundation skus to determine what products are a precise match for your skintone.
“SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ eliminates many of the variables that can affect shade selection, including pigment challenges, skin texture and undertones which can often distort the clients match,” added SEPHORA PRO Gilbert Soliz. “As an artist, I know the right foundation is essential to a great makeup look so this is an amazing resource to have for my consultations. It allows me to pull the best matches across all our brand offerings for my clients personalized consultation.”
Facts about the SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ :
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ Handheld Device:
Image takes 1.8 seconds to capsure
Produces 27 photographs in black and white using 8 different visible LED bands and 1 ultraviolet band
COLOR IQ measures only in red/green/blue
Ultraviolet and three split spectrums
Grid of 100x100 pixels across skin sample which then becomes one color composite
New method of color measurement, including texture and surface sample variables, allowing for the most accurate color positioning
Cameras vs COLOR IQ device for pigment precision:
Traditional cameras uses ambient light (huge pigment variables)
COLOR IQ can measure pigment in pitch darkness, does not require ambient lighting for precision matching
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ Skintone Library:
Ethnicity isn’t relevant when color matching- there are more factors in the physiology of the skin that determine color (hemoglobin, sun exposure, freckles, skin conditions, sun burn, excess or absence of melanin)
110 colors are mapped out by the Pantone Color Institute that comprise the SEPHORA + PANTONE Skintone Library
Colors are based on SEPHORA’s current foundation landscape and can be expanded as more brand offerings are added, making the most comprehensive foundation library available at retail
iPad app platform, exclusive to SEPHORA
only available in SEPHORA stores
Recommendations for the best SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ match :
No workout 30 minutes prior to match
No chemical or harsh peels 3-6 days prior to match
Drink more water and less caffeine prior to match, caffeine restricts blood flow, affecting flush of skin
If you are wearing self tanner, disclose to the Sephora artist for a better match
Have NEVER had this happen to me, but I feel like I wasted 500points. Got my order and open this box. The actual argon oil is basically empty. I can't even get any in the dropper!!! And the Argon Milk, same way! There's not enough in the bottle for the dropper to even reach! While I understand these are not full sized products but deluxe sample size, I would think the bottles SHOULD contain some product!! Big time disappointment and waste of 500 Points!!! Literally when you hold the bottles up to a light, there's not hardly any product in either bottle. Maybe if put upside down I might have enough for ONE use! That's how little product is in these bottles! Not a happy camper here Sephora and I'm a VIB Rouge.
A place for the Canadian peeps to post deal, events, news and anything beauty related! Previous thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/The-Cana dian-Peeps/m-p/814937#M43578 LINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN BT THREADS What's new on the Canadian site today http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-Ne w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948 Promo codes for Canadians http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-ACTIVE-CAN ADIAN-PROMO-CODES-LIST-1/td-p/2147005 Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Sephor a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604 FYI: Sephhora now has a Canadian FB account and a Canadian IG account! ps wanna join some fun outside BT, PM me for details
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 !
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!
Im looking for a product for my mother- Something anti aging/wrinkle reducing. She has tried several products, but none with the results described in the product details. can you recommends a good daily use product that will really help her with fine lines and wrinkles?
i have pretty normal skin not allergic to anything not oily not dry no acne and pretty much great skin . lately i feel like its been dull cause i dont drink so much water or take vitamins so i was wondering how great would the boscia tsubaki oil be ? i used a sample and liked it but want to know if its really effective in the long run and if there might be anything better?
Hello my beautiful people! This post is inspired by LCResz's recent thread of Perfumes and Oils Collection: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Fragrance/The-perf umes-and-oils-collection/td-p/1451444. While I love perfumes, I don't have much of a perfume and oils collection. I am more of a mini perfume collector. I am obsessed with minis and I started last July. And I think that I have collected quite a few! I don't really care much about brands of perfumes or how it smells, but more about what the bottle looks like. Here is my mini perfume collection! I have it stored on top of a Pier 1 Hayworth Collection Lingerie Chest (but I use it for jewelry and makeup storage!) I am going to run out of room soon! I would love to see your mini perfume collection!
I noticed that it's November and no November Haul thread is up...so I hope it's okay with everyone that I started one. I don't usually post on this thread but love reading it. Heading into the holidays a lot of our purchases are for others...so not so naughty...
I've been using Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel packets for about a week now and have broken out. I figured this is because my skin needs to get used to the product. Is this the case? I have oily, acne prone skin with scars and started using this in hopes that it would combat my scars. Thanks!
I've made a post about this before and I was advised that the little skin-coloured bumps on my skin are actually clogged pores. It looks even WORSE when I wear foundation (wearing MUFE HD foundation in the pic). So I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do... (I think). I'm drinking lots of water everyday, I'm moisturizing, I'm exfoliating, I bought a clarisonic to cleanse-- but the bumps are still there. I think they might have gotten worse actually. Here are the products I use: Boscia Makeup-breakup Oil cleanser, Purity Made Simple cleanser with the Clarisonic, Peter Thomas Roth exfoliating peel gel (twice-a-week). I use Clinique moisture surge or dramatically different lotion for my very dry skin. Is there another product I should be buying? I need help
I know it's early... like way early but I've seen a few items posted on different sites that have an early 2016 or spring release date. Need a place to share this info So let's share here whatever new product you come across
This post is for discussion regarding KVD's new releases and all other things regarding her brand. In addition to Sephora, Kat's own online makeup store (Kat Von D Beauty) also sells her products. RECENTLY RELEASED: KVD VS Formula X Polishes- http://www.sephora.com/kvd-vs-formula-x-nail-polis h-P400950?skuId=1727775&icid2=Just_Arrived_Nails_S ... Spoiler (Highlight to read) Formula X Collaboration duos- http://www.sephora.com/studded-x-mini-lip-nail-pol ish-duo-P400951?skuId=1727858 http://www.sephora.com/studded-x-3-mini-lip-3-nail -polish-duo-P400952?skuId=1727874 Spoiler (Highlight to read) UPCOMING PRODUCTS: 10 shades of High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipsticks-Spring Blush Duos-Spring ~Shades include Bonnie and Clyde, Samson and Delilah, Morticia and Gomez, Mickey and Mallory, Piaf and Poe, & Sid and Nancy~ Mini Shade + Light Collection-Spring ~4 Quads in Rust, Sage, Plum & Smoke~ Spoiler (Highlight to read) Faux leather On The Go makeup pouch-TBA Spoiler (Highlight to read) Compact mirror and Saint/Sinner perfume-Fall 2016 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Packaging Sneak Peaks: -New Matte/Metal Palette -Word design for blush & eyeshadow palettes -A new compact designed in the form of a wax seal -Serpentina palette ("Jeweled tones. Tarnished gold and coppers. Peacock feathers and Cleopatra's headdress. Crimson Nile. The Shades will be epic.") Spoiler (Highlight to read) Upcoming products without additional information: Kat & Kandee Collab KVD & Beauty Blender Collab Updated as of 11/25/15