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lecia1167
How my week is going...
meagboho
meagboho / NEWCOMER / replied
I'm sorry you are having a horrible week!      Archer is hilarious.  see post
annec322
New Sephora Favorites!
Pardon me if this has already been posted!   But...there are two new Sephora Favorites up!  One is mini mascaras that come with a certificate to redeem a full sized one and the other is Summer Favorites.     I'm really digging the Summer Favroites one, especially the Nars and Deborah Lippman Mermaid Polish.  Plus I've been wanting to try the cheek gelee and lip tar....oh it's all pretty good!  Hello, you gorgeous temptation!   On a side note: Hoping the Summer Safety Kit will be out soon!  Does anyone know anything regarding that?   http://www.sephora.com/lashstash-to-go-P386518 http://www.sephora.com/summerstash-P386520?skuId=1 608991
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FireSpinner
HALL OF FAMER FireSpinner / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am stalking the Summer Stash >.>     <.<    >.< I reaaaaaaaaaally hope it comes back in stock! see post
heartsmyface
I Need A No-buy Period!!!! How long?
Ahhhhhh!  I have just been going nuts with the makeup purchases since January! I have literally been buying up stuff as I see and want it!  I read a suggest that to cut back a bit I should go through a No-buy period unless it's a necessity.  How long should a no-buy be? I was thinking a month but am scared a palette will come out I really want, lol. I'm a bit weak. i think I need a little support with this one!  This isn't going to include the palettes I have coming in the mail. I just am not allowed to make anymore purchases starting today for ??????.  
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Great responses from everyone!     I try to treat makeup shopping like writing that angry e-mail to someone who has p*ssed you off.  Sometimes you just need to get it ... see post
lovebaking123
Météorites Powder With Purchase!
  Just got this email from Sephora. I have a feeling that supplies will go fast. CODE: PEARLS    Enjoy!
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enableme
BEAUTY WHIZ enableme / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Ugh. BOOOOO see post
akhorounjaia
Which Radiant Creamy Concealer will match my Nars Sheer Glow Gobi shade?
For reference, I'm the shade 117 in MUFE HD, Warm Ivory in Bobbi Brown Skin foundation, and Gobi in Nars Sheer Glow. I want a tad bit lighter conealer so that I can highlight the face when I'm highlighting and contouring. 
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're pretty fair so if you want the concealer to be lighter than your current shade you'll probably have to go with Chantilly. Vanilla if you want a more natural looki... see post
sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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meagboho
meagboho / NEWCOMER / replied
Great tip KB, I will try that next time.  I don't think it helps that the color was kind of a shiny latte color...not super dark.   I think I'll do the UD pencil when... see post
hackneyfl
Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Perfect Mascara
Anyone tried Anna Sui Mascara? I love this packaging, Minnie is ROCKING out! But I don't wanna buy for packaging (well maybe!)    
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hackneyfl
BEAUTY SAVANT hackneyfl / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
So eyeing the Rose Cheek Color 400 Anna Rose & Rose Cheek Color 500 Antique Rose now! see post
beautytester
Awesome April Hauls! Show me show me show me. =)
The 15% off at Sephora is still going on, as well as great promos at a couple other places. I'm trying SO hard not to break my wallet so I'll live vivaciously through y'all's hauls until end of the month.  If you are an April baby, don't forget to take advantage of the numerous b-day offerings everywhere(sometimes it take a few days after signing up to get the offer): http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Bir thday-Gifts-and-Promos-from-Cosmetic-Companies/m-p ...   And of course, before you place an order, don't forget to check the current perks and promo threads that will rob you of all your points and will power: http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-Promo-C odes-8-The-quot-I-hope-I-don-t-get-into-trouble/td ... http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-List-of -100-Point-Perks/td-p/869671 http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-List-of -250-500-and-Male-Point-Perks/td-p/869679   And ebates or whatever rebate website you are using. So what did you get this month?  
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meagboho
meagboho / NEWCOMER / replied
Wowow this is literally a dream haul! Nicely done.  How to you like that KatVD palette?  It looks gorgeous. see post
m3rma1d
3x Points on Fragrance 4.24 - 5.11
Yaaaaaaaaay!   Now I wish I hadn't gone on such a fragrance buying kick lately, that coulda been a lotta points! Oh well, guess I'll just have to get more. Boo hoo.
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dolceloure
HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's a LOT of fragrance though, lol see post
kittichick
Is it just me, or is this crazy gorgeous?
Enable me? Disable me?   Pros : As previously stated, gorgeous Laura Mercier has yet to disappoint me   Cons : $44 for a quad is kind of a lot. Not Guerlain A Lot, but still. I'm not so sure about baked eyehadows. I haven't worked with them much a all.       http://www.sephora.com/baked-eye-colour-quad-P3857 65?skuId=1598689
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HawaiianEyes7
BEAUTY GURU HawaiianEyes7 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Lol I do the same thing. I "consider" purchases, but then I make them anyway lol :D see post
GlamMomAngel
urban decay ink for eyes
so after swatting urban decay's newest pen liner i was super excited!!  The felt tip is perfect and the liner is SUPER black.  after having it for about  days & using it maybe 3 times......THE LINER DRIED OUT!   I could not believe this!! It was perfect while it lasted =/ better than my HG Stila pen liner.  Im so upset by it.  i did take it back.  It gave the perfect wing liner too =(
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sp2001
BEAUTY GURU sp2001 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Stila pen liner is my HG as well (thank you Sephora favorites 2014 for introducing me to it!). see post
prettyinpa
HEART PARTY FOR LYLYSA! SHE HAS OVER 9400 HEARTS! YAYYYYY!
I want to give a big shout out to my friend Lylysa for her 9400+ hearts! She writes the most amazing posts that are always chock full of information that is so relevant and helpful. Always kind and a fabulous friend to all us here on BT! Hugs!
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PoesRevy
HALL OF FAMER PoesRevy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay! A Big Congrats lylysa and here's for many more   see post
andyhtrieu
Tips and tricks that don't work
Can someone tell her that these tips are probably not safe for the skin? I mean who puts Preparation H around their eyes?! That's something that I've never heard of. 
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Mariahk83
BEAUTY MASTER Mariahk83 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I still use the paste on a stubborn zit from time to time!  Works better than any of those spot treatments! see post
penelopepuffman
TSB for SUMMER 14.
Requirements: -Over 300 hearts and active currently on Beauty Talk -On the positive trades list or positive TSB experience list -Have a bunch of goodies to add to make this a great box! Allowed: ☆ High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay. ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", …) ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped or in a box ☆ Mascara if it's sealed/ brand new never used ☆ Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags/Empty Jars as long as they are clean ☆ Anything that is sealed ☆ Skin care items in tubes & bottles Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened ☆ Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else ☆ Keep non beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). ☆ every item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ziplock Not Allowed: ☹ Pre-made samples ☹ Taking more than you put in. Keep the Value of items equal ☹ Used items ☹ Swatching items in the box ☹ Keeping the box for more than 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. Rules (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn) KEEPING THE BOX IS STEALING-Sorry that this has to be said -don't put in anything unsanitary -send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box -replace what you took with something as nice or nicer -NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left (picture AND written description preferred) -package things carefully and put things in ziplock bags -have fun, try some things you haven't tried before NO LIPSTICKS! It's summer and they can melt in the heat while being mailed! Lip glosses and Lip stains are OK! ☆ NO RESERVE ☆ ☆ No Swatching items from the box ☆ UNLESS sealed NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED Do NOT ship the box until we have seen what you put in and took out.  Must post a photo of both things put in and our of the box. If you take out a palette, must put palette in. everyone loves palettes! Please message the person before you on list with your name and address if you are apart of the box! Please PM me if you meet these requirements and want to be in my TSB!   1 2 3 4 5 Vanillammm 6 7 8  Hackneyfl 9 10 11 12 13 14 15   here are a few items going in the box:  
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hackneyfl
BEAUTY SAVANT hackneyfl / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
hmmmmm, thanks @killahbabe, maybe not the best time to start a box huh??!? As it is already getting into the high 80's here in FL. see post
chunkysmoothie
Q. My legs are dry looking no matter what I do!
I have been shaving my legs for a long time and I absolutely hate shaving cream. It irritates my legs so I don't use it. The problem is that my legs look dry and almost like i have scales even though they're completely smooth. I have a natural slight sun tan but because of the way the skin on my legs looks, the tan looks kinda splotchy. Any ideas or solutions would be AMAZING!
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I ususally get super dry legs when I shave too. What I do is exfoliate, then shave using Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel because it's the only one that I can get a cl... see post
quotidianus
Ugh Sephora Experience.
Mixed Sephora experience... Evidently I do have a love/hate relationship with my Sephora store. I've made a habit out of going on the weekends and evenings, since that's when the MUA whom I love, the Manager who is awesome, and a few other stellars work. This morning, I was running errands so complete dressed down in chucks, Levi's, t, cardi and scarf. My errand at Sephora included a returning one item and purchasing a few gifts.  Guess what? Totally ignored. So I bumbled around trying to get the things on my list with no help, but one eye-roll, and then I met Michael. OMG I love him!!! We bonded over our 80s childhoods and our sadness over MAC becoming lackluster and he totally made my day by telling me I'd made his. Why so inconsistent?   There were about as many MUA/SAs at the store as customers, and I'd see clumps of SAs in an aisle chatting away ... just left me irritated. The girl with whom I checked out was abrupt, then got quite and sweet once she saw I was rouge.  Which kind of pissed me off.  Again, shouldn't matter if I'm a first-time customer or a long-standing Rouge, customer service should be consistent and good.  If I wasn't going for gifts (have to say, love the fragrance samplers) and MUFE, I would have turned around and gone to Nordstrom's. Whenever I go there, they make me feel welcome.  They're not all over me, but I'm definitely not ignored.  Oh, and they give me samples, too.  Guess how many samples I got after dropping close to $200.  Go on, guess.  None.
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Zpsid91
BEAUTY WHIZ Zpsid91 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Woohoo!!! see post
tessie84
Best Travel/All-in-One Makeup Palette??
I've been looking for a all-in-one makeup palette for travel, but it seems they sell out pretty fast (or aren't replenished often). Ideally, I want something with a blush, mascara, eyeliner, a lip color, and a few eye shadows. (I'm not really focusing on the foundation since most of these palettes are for lighter skin than mine.) Suggestions?
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meagboho
meagboho / NEWCOMER / replied
Wow, those are adorable!   see post
YouAreAlways
Would anyone be interested in a US/CANADA traveling box?
!THIS BOX IS NOW CLOSED! Rules are now in a post, I felt like there was too much scrolling in here.   *Keeping Teresaannes father in our thoughts*   USA 1)Wendyomgwar Box Mailed out Jan 15th. 2)Saturnwings 3)Brittieee 4)Dandylionfluff 5)Cordelia76  6)Jojobe   7) Yazmin  8)Onceuponatime45 CANADA PICK UP  1)YouAreAlways  2)NotCrocker 3)Gingerblack 4)Kenny 5)Mysticalangel 6)Yullz  7)Dazzlingcrystal 8)Poornima 9)Lovebaking123 10 )Firespinner HAS THE BOX!!!! 11)Kittycarlisle  
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lovebaking123
BEAUTY MASTER lovebaking123 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I think that I am going to have to pass for this round for a few different reasons, but I hope you ladies have fun! see post
feline5190
Allergies to parabens, fragrances, & balsam of peru
I was recently allergy tested at my allergy dr.  They did the patch test (true test) where they put the patches on your back.  I tested positive for parabens, fragrances & balsam of peru.  Those things are in practically everything!!  Luckily I'm not terribly symptomatic.  I was mainly wanting to find out what face skincare/cosmetics ingredients I may be allergic to, since I've been keeping a log of potential problem ingredients.  My skin is acne prone and sensitive.  It has a tendency to get red and irritated looking (which I thought was just due to acne, but now know that allergies may be playing a role too).    I don't really use skin lotions (aside from sunscreen), body butters, etc.  I'll wear fragrances/perfumes every so often, and haven't noticed any reactions.  I use hand cream somewhat frequently and every so often I'll get a rash, but it isn't too often.    My question is, how closely should I adhere to not using products with parabens, fragrances, & balsam of peru??  I'm thinking I should just avoid certain products if I notice a reaction on my body.  But for my face, maybe I should completely avoid those ingredients?    What about shampoos & hair products?  My scalp doesn't really get itchy, but I do tend to notice my hair falls out pretty easily.  Could that be due to an allergic reaction?  Isn't fragrance in almost all high-quality shampoos??   Any help is appreciated!  Thank you!
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feline5190
BEAUTY GURU feline5190 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That's really good to know that Eufora is working well for you.  I'm definitely going to look into their products.  I recently got the Bumble and Bumble Gentle shampoo a... see post
laurenkenzie
Help with makeup
I got this dress as my Easter dress, what kind of hair do and makeup would look best? 
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cspriverratz
BEAUTY PRO cspriverratz / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
One of my favorite fashion trends is to offset perfect with imperfect. It contrasts and compliments at the same time, creating a perfect look! For hair, I would suggest ... see post
Herbalchick
glycolic acid alternative
My sister swears by glycolic acid aka AHA (from my understanding they are the same). She recommends that ingredient based on the fact it is anti-aging but most importantly that it chemically exfoliates. She is against gritty exfoliants. BUT I live in FLORIDA and am an outdoors kind of girl. I feel I cannot use glycolic acid because even with sunblock I still get burn and get red! I've had to return products for this reason.  What ingredient(s) should I look to as alternatives?
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Herbalchick
SCENE QUEEN Herbalchick / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
OKay this concern with gritty exfoliants is it leaves microTEARS/SCRATCHES on your face, thus leaving light to not fully GLEAM(micro-shadows)!  Those tears on your face ... see post
etscore1
Best styling products to use on dry hair?
I feel like every styling product recommends applying to wet/towel-dried hair. Occasionally some say "or dry" as well, but for the most part, it seems like most products are recommended for wet hair.   Has anybody used any styling products that they have had good experiences with when applying to dry hair?   (Obviously not including hair sprays or dry shampoos.)
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use it as my final step. If I use hairspray, I wait until it's completely dry. I just spray a very light mist on my ends, a bit up top if I'm not too greasy.  see post
sephorafan2014
Celebrity Fragrances
Do any of you have a strong reaction, either for or against, celebrity fragrances?  I don't know what it is, and it doesn't matter if I love the celebrity or despise them, I just can't wrap my head around it.  I'm sure I am missing out on some great smelling scents as a result of this, and I know it is narrow-minded, but with so many fragrances out there to try, the whole celebrity thing just puts those at the bottom of my list.  Are there any that you think are a must try?   Sidebar: I was at my local TJ Maxx and I noticed they had TONS of celebrity fragrances available.  It got me wondering if other retailers are just having too much difficulty moving them off the shelves. 
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY SAVANT heartsmyface / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
To forego,   see post
penelopepuffman
TO dye or not to dye?
Here is my current hair     sorry its flipped !   I kinda wanna dye it to this color     I also want to grow out my bangs which makes me liek this photo even more. I also have naturally brownish hair so itll be easier upkeep than the red.   OR I was thinking of going even LIGHTER! to this old color I used to have (Please ignore my tiny eyebrows haha! glad they grew back. Also ignore my irish 'tan' haha! it was the summer.)     Help?!
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penelopepuffman
BEAUTY MASTER penelopepuffman / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Ohhhh I LOVE THIS! Thank you for the idea! see post
Manda
Bite's Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library Swatch
On Fair Skin from one (first on left) to twelve (last one):     Feel free to post your swatches below!   Looking for the lipsticks? Click the link below: http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/B ite-s-Deconstructed-Rose-Lipstick-Swatches/td-p/13 ...
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missyrocks
SCENE QUEEN missyrocks / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thank you for these swatches! Love Bite, but these are mostly all too dark for me:( see post
Makeupinfinity
Koh Gen Do mailed samples to me!
I have heard many great things about the KGD foundations.  The only drawback is that none of the Sephora locations near me (Canada) carry this brand.  I didn't want to purchase without testing for compatibility, shade, etc.  So I wrote to KGD and they were nice enough to mail some samples of their Moisture Foundation, Aqua Foundation, (in 5 shades) and some skin care samples to address my dry, acne prone skin.  They delivered beyond my expectations.  I was only looking to find my foundation shade.  But ended up receiving a bunch of samples to help with my skin issues as well.  I'm truly happy with all the skin care samples I get to try out tonight.   I may have to break my no-buy commitment          
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Makeupinfinity
BEAUTY WHIZ Makeupinfinity / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
You should definitely write to them. They are incredibly nice see post
lecia1167
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
This mascara seems to get overlooked, so I wanted to give it a shout out. I am not a fan of curling my lashes at all. and this mascara does it for me. A cast mate told me she used it, and it curled her lashes. And of course I was skeptical. I tried it, and it yes it does! I don't use an eyelash curler anymore. And my lashes look thick and long. Now I've been a Benefit's Yes They're Real girl for a while, but this beats it.    
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I thought the same thing about the brand. But this mascara is my new favorite. see post
lecia1167
Ulta is at 8% Ebates cashback and 5X points on perfumes!
That, my lovelies, is a great sale!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmm now you're going to make me double check my emails to be sure I didn't accidentally delete it. see post
lulupiee
Which YSL lipstick color you like the best,?
The YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTÉ - Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15   which color do you like and why??
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jednajedina
BEAUTY BUFF jednajedina / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
8 Fetish Pink is my favorite, a berry pink with enough color that it is my substitute for red but soft, not garish. Very rich color but doesn't have a heavy feeling. see post
JayReed
Anastasia Contour Palette Re-Release?
Okay, I know how crazy it has been today, but Anastasia just posted on her Instagram that the palette will be released on Thursday this week. Official announcement will be made by Sephora tomorrow... 
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Really Poshy, really?!?! UGH! now I'm hunting...  see post