Am I the only weirdo that will unlove something and the love it again just to move it to the most recent spot in my list? Love list wishes from Sephora: - make them like Amazon wish lists where we can have multiple and make them public or private - make it so we can make notes (again like amazon) - make it so we can choose a priority (again like amazon) - make it so we can filter by purchased or not purchased (amazon again) What would you like the loves list to be able to do? What other website suggestions do you have for them? - I would love it if when I go to a product page it tells "you purchased this product on 7/12/13 (amazon again -- sounding like a broken record). - don't make all the promo codes and point perks so hard to find that we have to constantly maintain and update a list on BT. If it's available then have a page that tells us that. Sometimes finding a code is like trying to find buried treasure and not as fun.
So, as a community service to you wonderful ladies, I will make sure the check out process works appropriately the morning of 12/27. Additionally, disregard the products on sale Wednesday & Thursday as these images may just be your imagination. You can thank me later. Thank you for your cooperation.
Howdy ladies! After all the good deals this yr I've completely exhausted my spending and any reason to buy anything. I will be on a no buy until mid-Jan (if Jan really is skincare month then that means I've still got 15 days after that for whatever promo, no excuse!) My Christmas/New Year resolution is to spend just enough to qualify for VIB for the rest of the year , and I'm going to try fund most of it through Swagbucks/Bing Rewards/Ebates (PM me if you want to know more about those sites). With that said, this is a no buy thread for the first 30 days, a palate cleanser if you will, for next year. Anyone/everyone is welcome to join me. This is not meant to bash any particular products, but if you post then I'll give you reasons why you should delay the purchase, consider the alternative, or why you don't need it. I will keep all my disabling to this thread, so please, ladies, let's not turn this into an enable thread . =P Now then, will I succumb to exciting advertisements and fancy packaging? or will I hold onto my will power and succeed in actually saving some money?
A year ago I transferred units at my company. After working in so many different teams with varying personalities, I had no expectations of making friends at work. Then I met my friend, Pearl. The first time she invited me to lunch, she had just returned from maternity leave. We walked around for half an hour before she realized that the restaurant had closed down while she was away. I was 26 when I met Pearl, years out of college, and just thought that there was no way I was going to meet a new good friend--much less a best friend! To my very pleasant surprise, she is my best friend in the whole world. She's the sister I always wanted (and I have 3!) In celebration of best friends, show us what you're getting yours! I am off-loading my ENTIRE stash of samples to her and I've been helping set up her 1 year old's princess room by going around town for the perfect furniture pieces and commuting an hour to her place every single weekend, To best friends! They make champagne more bubbly and heartbreaks less painful.
With the talk about LORAC possibly no longer being sold at Sephora, I am wondering what peoples' major go-to brands are and why? In order, and on the list due to no animal testing. 1. Urban Decay (obsession level) Love their liners and have every color I could want. Great lasting power and colors in liners and shadows. Revolution lipsticks are amazing. Razor Sharp finishing powder amazing, Have really come to trust the quality of the brand. 2. LORAC. Love the shadows and primer, have some lipsticks, blushes too and their luminizer is my HG. Great colors and quality, again I trust the brand. 3. Stila. I have a variety of Stila items. I know when I order something Stila I won't be disappointed. Shadows, liners, liquid liners. 4. Tarte. Love their company philosophy, and my collection of Tarte products is growing. I have a number of blushes and eyelash primers and mascaras. I am also liking Too Faced as well. Love to hear what you like and why!!
Ok so it's way off topic but... A Florida shelter is closing it's doors and needs to find homes for about 40 animals (cats and dogs). Please check out the website life with dogs. It's one of the top stories called Adopters Needed for Florida Shelter Closing it's Doors. EDITED: If you can't find the story PM me I'll send you the link.
**UPDATED 12/7** Special thanks to Wintryroses Hey guys and gals - I know with all the problems that's going on right now (cancelled orders, no good deals for BF weekend, etc) that Sephora has had many people feeling pretty down but I just saw this on the main page :: 25 Days of Merry Crazy Giveaway. Each day in December, they will be featuring a different deluxe sample and 100 point perk. Here are the perks so far Day 1 100 point perk :: Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri - Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri Link :: http://www.sephora.com/bi-100-pt-P124402?skuId=159 0306 Deluxe sample :: Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant Day 2 100 point perk :: Balenciaga Florabotanica Deluxe sample :: Buxom Full Bodied lipstick in Hooligan Day 3 100 point perk :: Gucci Flora by Gucci Link :: http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?s kuId=1571876&productId=P124402 Deluxe sample :: Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Eye Treatment Day 4 100 point perk :: Chloe - Chloe eau de Parfum Deluxe Sample :: Chloe - Chloe Body Lotion Day 5 100 point perk :: Prada Candy L'eau eau de Toilette Link :: http://www.sephora.com/bi-100-pt-P124402?skuId=156 8948 Deluxe sample :: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator Day 6 100 point perk :: Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette Deluxe sample :: Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact Day 7 100 point perk :: Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau de Toilette Link :: http://www.sephora.com/bi-100-pt-P124402?skuId=156 8310 Deluxe sample :: Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Dry Shampoo Day 8 100 point perk :: Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette Deluxe sample :: Philosophy Hope in a Jar A to Z Cream Day 9 100 point perk :: Hugo Boss Boss Eau de Toilette Deluxe sample :: Buxom Full-on Lip Polish in Leslie Day 10 100 point perk :: Prada Infusion D'Iris Eau de Toilette Deluxe sample :: Wei Repairing Face Treatment Pad Day 11 100 point perk: 21 Drops 09 Focus Essential Oil Rollerball Deluxe sample: Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara Day 12 100 point perk :: Dolce&Gabbana Pour Femme Eau de Parfum Deluxe sample :: Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream Day 13 100 point perk :: Balenciaga Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum Deluxe sample :: Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Energizing Moisturizer Day 14 100 point perk :: Versace Yellow Diamond Eau de Toilette Deluxe sample :: Murad Wrinkle and Pore Refining Treatment
I purchased the Benefit Advent Calendar through Sephora and as some of you know, I ended up receiving the wrong product on day 1 of the calendar (should've got a coralista blush and instead got the a-lister gloss). I spoke with a customer service representative from Sephora and they suggested I speak with Benefit since it was clearly an issue during the processing phase at Benefit. For the record, Sephora offered me a refund but since they were sold out of the calendars that was my only option and I really did want to keep the calendar. So I contacted Benefit. They immediately tried to pass the buck off to Sephora and say that it was their problem. So off I go again talking to Sephora. The customer service representative from Sephora was wonderful! She contacted Benefit on my behalf and offered them proof of purchase for me in hopes that they would be able to assist me. Back to Benefit once again, I spoke directly with a manager. I told him that I didn't want money, or a brand new calendar, or to make out like a bandit. I just wanted the coralista blush sample that they manufacture and that I should've got in my set to begin with.I had already e-mailed them a picture of my missing item and the item I got in it's place (on the day I should've got the a-lister gloss, the door was empty). I then gave the manager my order number from Sephora (to again, prove I purchased this legitimately) and I mentioned the Sephora representative who contacted them on my behalf. Again, Benefit claimed there was nothing that they can do. I told him that they obviously don't stand behind their product as there was a mistake on their end and they weren't even willing to make it right (I even offered to pay shipping for them to send me the itty-bitty blush)! So because they were unwilling to remedy this situation and wanted to hold on to a blush that cost them a miniscule amount to make, they will lose out on much more since I will no longer be a Benefit shopper. Sorry for the long rant, but bad customer service is something I can't stand and think people should know about.
With holidays going on, I think stores doing a good job through the chaos deserve recognition! 1) Which sephora is your fav store? 2) What is it about this store that makes it so special? 3) Do you have a favorite employee? 4) Ever gotten a makeover done there? 5) Do they give you samples at checkout? LOL ************************************************** ******** 1) Sephora @ South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA 2) I have 4 Sephoras around me that I could choose to go to but I love this place in particular because it's huge and always stocked and they never give you trouble with returns. Most employees are so helpful and nice too. It's in an affluent area surrounded by colleges so a bunch of rich people and students flock in here. No matter who needs help, they don't distinguish between the rich people and students and they NEVER get snobby with anyone 3) No I don't have a fav. employee (yet!) but that's just because everyone's so equally helpful and nice 4) Got a makeover twice here. First time, not so great. Second one was today and LOVED IT. Girl named Sandy worked on me today and listened to exactly everything I wanted. I have monolids and the last time they didn't do a good job with my eyeshadow, so today I just asked for winged liner. Sandy pointed at her own perfect wings and I knew it was fate. 5) Unfortunately, They don't just toss in samples. I've been too scared to ask for them too However, if you ask them to make you a sample of anything in the store, they do it with no hesitations.
Check the product page for store availability starting 12/12. Just enter your zip code> http://seph.me/1iF8gRZ
We swatched Urban Decay's new Naked3(!!) palette to see how the colors looked on different skintones. What do you think?
Do you have a swatch of this palette? Post a pic in the thread below!
Shop this palette> http://seph.me/1iF8gRZ
See the Naked and Naked2 palette swatched> http://seph.me/1dqa8Hp
Something I've been wondering lately. How much trust do you put in beauty vloggers/youtubers? A lot of them have the products supplied to them for free. How much do you trust that they're giving an honest review based on their actual use and how much do you think is promotion because they got it for free? What made me think of this is Haute Look had the Whitening Lightening/Dial a Smile thing available again last week. So I started doing some research and googling. There were a few very well known beauty vloggers who raved about it and said it was so fab, so wonderful, works great, yada, yada, yada, but they got it for free. Upon doing some further searching I found a bunch of online posts about it being a scam product. I came across a youtuber FromBrainsToBeauty who slammed the product as terrible and doing nothing for her. She even claimed how disappointed she was in some of the more popular vloggers for saying it was so great and that their claims were what prompted her to buy it. I knew who she was referring to and it made me wonder about all that person's other recommendations. Were they all massive exaggerations as well because she'd received things for free? What do you gals think? Sorry for this being so TLDR.
Thought I would try my hand at questions this time. Here goes... 1. Do you celebrate Christmas or some other gift-giving holiday this time of year? 2. Have you purchased anything from Sephora to give as a gift? If so, what? 3. Share one good thing that's brightened your day today (it's OK to say nothing if you've had a particularly crappy day). 4. What's your favorite mascara? 5. What is your ideal career? 6. Do you have any siblings (half siblings count)? If so, do you get along with them? 7. Share one of your favorite holiday traditions (if you have any). Here are mine: 1. I celebrate Christmas. 2. Not so far... 3. A text conversation I just had with my mother in walkie talkie lingo, where we addressed each other as "[work name] slave." 4. Right now I'm digging Sephora's Full Action mascara but I can be swayed. 5. Recording artist (preferably with my band) 6. I have a sister that I mostly get along with, even though she's my polar opposite in almost every sense. 7. One of my favorite things to do is go for a walk with my entire family on Christmas night to a particular street where everyone owns a huge house and the Christmas lights/displays/décor is insane. One house is so completely covered in lights it's dizzying to look at. Ok, enough of me. Let's hear about you!
I was wondering if anyone else here does this? Tarte is constantly having 30% off and Stila has it's warehouse sales. Many offer free gifts on your birthday month, F&F, point rewards and free samples. I was surprised when Sephora added The Body Shop (even though it was brief) because they are always having 50% or BOGO online and in stores. I saw women picking up Body Shop products at Sephora stores and wanted to shake them and tell them to go across the street! Are there are any other product lines that have great deals on their websites?
Do not purchase anything from b2bitems on ebay! Some of the older members may remember, I posted a picture of my makeup case (Acrylic) that my husband bought me for an anniversary present. Well 4 months after it arrived, it cracked. I took pictures of the item and sent it to the seller and they told me to send it to them and they would replace the base (I took the drawers out and sent the base to them. I asked them if there was anything I needed to do (include an invoice, anything). they said just send the case. Well I contacted them a few days after I saw that it had arrived at their warehouse. They sent me a few pictures and said that USPS cracked it in 4 places and that USPS will have to reimburse me and then I can place another order for another case. and that I should have sent it in two boxes (like it had originally been shipped to me with bubble wrap) They never made that clear and I had even asked them what I needed to do. WTheck!! What scammers! I had asked them what they wanted me to do- they never said to package it in two boxes and wrap it in bubble wrap (I packed it in one box with bubble wrap). I should have known something was wrong from the beginning when they kept blaming me that the case broke and said I used cleaning products on it (which I absolutely did NOT do and I made that crystal clear to them). They just kept responding that I must have. Now they offer to send me back my completely smashed case. that's it. how do I know they didn't smash it in their warehouse? Lesson: DO NOT BUY FROM b2bitems on ebay If you are looking for a large acrylic case DO NOT buy from b2bitems. they are dishonest.
it's my birthday today my boyfriend is cranky, my big kid is moody and i'm babysitting. i kind of want to bury myself in blankets and hide in my bed for the rest of the day lol. hey, i still get a free coffee from starbucks at least, right?
I went to my local Sephora today and one of the girls told me that after the holidays all of the Lorac products will be on sale. They're not going to carry the line any longer I went home and checked online (with fingers crossed) to see if perhaps it would just be my local Sephora losing the line, unfortunately they barely have anything online! I'm so sad right now!! Why Sephora, why????
I have been noticing dark spots the size of a pea (like sun spots) around the perimeters of my face near my ears. When I saw the Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening serum as a 100point perk, I picked it up. I have been using it for a month, almost every night, following the directions, but I am not seeing the dark spots go away. I don't think they ar getting darker, per se, but that the skin around it is getting lighter making them appear darker (?). Here is my nightly face routine below, if maybe some of the products are interacting or someone has experience/expertise in this matter, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 1. Cleanse and toner (witch hazel) 2. Murad lightening serum (mainly around areas with spots not whole face) 3. Ole Henriksen invigorating night gel 4. Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum 4. DDF ultra-lite moisterizing dew or Cetaphil skin restoring moisturizer 5. Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray (sometimes) I hear good things about this product, I know I must be doing something wrong! Thanks!
Hey there gals! Thankfully this is not the early 20th century and we can discuss of feminine concerns openly and freely (whew!) So i recently received my first prescription for birth control pills and i was curious to know your experiences with pills, or any other form of contraception such as the shot or rings. Though i know every woman reacts differently to hormones and have read numerous reviews on the pills i am prescribed, let me know your successes and or failures and how it may or may not have affected you!
Hi, all! This may be old news...if you want a swatch of Radiant Orchid to compare to your make-up and clothes, go to Lowe's. I was there this evening wandering around the paint department and discovered they sell Pantone paint. They had a small display featuring the color of the year with paint chips on the display, so I didn't even have to search through all the colors!
I received an order today that I've been so looking forward to...a sculpting palette and brush. Upon opening my "present" I found my brush in two pieces...um...it's only supposed to be one piece! and on a side note...why doesn't Sephora carry IT cosmetics? Wish they did! Oh well...life goes on!
Happy Mani Friday! I went simple and festive for the weekend with a red and gold manicure using Deborah Lippmann Red Silk Boxers and OCC Polish in Cruising .
What are you rockin' on your nails this weekend (and for the holiday!)? Show and Tell!
Off topic.. But I can't do my paper, my job keeps calling me with questions and distracting me like crazy (I took off to do this final today and it's getting nowhere...ugh) Show me your pretty rings, or your dream rings This one is my dream ring: ....Yeah, I want to marry that ring.
Heh, I just lost 40-50 hearts in the last 20 min, so either someone suddenly decided that they REALLY don't like me, or some threads I got really passionate on got deleted. Which reminded me of something: - Can you please notify the original poster when a thread is closed or deleted? I know mods move threads around to appropriate sections, and recently have started to post a note about closed threads, but last time one of my thread was closed, it was done quietly and since I made the thread, I would like to be notified if it's closed. - Can we/the poster please have the option to edit the title of the thread? I'm not sure how easy/difficult this would be, but it would be very much appreciated if we can have this option. - Can we please please please have the subscription page somewhere obvious? It's almost impossible to find it. I subscribe to threads I'm interested in but it takes me ages to find the page where we manage our subscriptions. Perhaps put a little icon beside the PM on our side profile? or some link on our main profile page? And the font color / size / family still don't work . These options have been taunting me since the beginning of time. I would appreciate the option to make my posts pretty. Thanks!
Just got home from Christmas Shopping to a pretty little palette waiting in my mailbox! I know some were curious and wanted to see swatches, so I made sure to take some pictures. Once I get to play with it I'll come back with a review! Edit: The small tube next to the palette is a mini Clear Brow Gel!
I live in a major city in the usa about 2000000 in population and we only have 2 sephoras. And there quite far from my side of town, I wish there was more ! Anyone else In a major city experience this problem ? I wonder what there criteria is for sephora opening a store.
So, I'm about to throw in the towel and accept the fact that there are only good men in television, books, and movies. Before I do, I want to throw it out there and see what you ladies have to say. Especially, if you have a good one. I'd love to read some inspirational stories of good husbands or boyfriends. I'm not feeling very optimistic right now and I know there have to be other ladies who feel the same.