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Sephora Show & Tell
Easter weekend calls for seriously cute nails, but as my art skills are limited (I can't draw a bunny to save my life), I used Butter London Poole and Keen to create a simple pastel dotticure. I'm loving the color combination though, what do you think?      What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend (and what are your Easter plans)? Show and Tell! 
Ask The Experts
I've called my two local stores and even though the mall is open the stores are not answering their phone...I just got back from vacation, have to go back to work tomorrow and need my fix! 
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Products
This box is open for US shipping only. The shipping becomes more expensive for Canada, and takes longer due to border checks. Sorry   Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and then give the rest to 'The River' (a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used makeup/beauty items to women in need). I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.   * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   Donts’s ■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn)
 
■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. We want to have fun and get gorgeous, not sickly 
 ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. 
■ 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.
 ■ DON'T take more than one of the same sample if multiples exist. Share the love!
 ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.
     Do’s 
♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!
 ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are NOT (unless explicitly requested by the next person or there has been a posted picture and someone requested that item). Again, if you’re unsure, ask!
  ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such.
 ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box.
 ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it ☺
 ♥ Please seal any items that could leak/spill/make a mess accordingly.
 ♥ Most importantly, share your experience! Please post a photo and a description of the box, what you took, and what you contributed. 
   Allowed:
 ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items (including makeup bags, brushes, etc. If you have questions, refer to other TSB threads or just ask!)
 ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!)
 ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)
   Not allowed:
 ☆Pre-made samples
 ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze)
 ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items
 ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized
 ☆Homemade items (save for cards, etc.) ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX*********   Final Verdict on Mascara- A lot of the GWP mascaras are not sealed. It is ok to include these mascaras in the box ONLY IF THEY ARE UNUSED. Please be honest (it's a matter of health!). Also, please be aware that some of the mascaras may be dried out upon opening them. Only open them if you selected them as your item. Please be honest when it comes to this.   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).   -send your address to the person above you -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on.   Roxystar  ------->  USPS 9405509699938328770551 1. Bombshell30 ----------> USPS 9114901230803267192013 2. Missie772 ----------> 9405 9036 9930 0160 2178 57 3. Urbie  ----------> 9405 9036 9930 0165 0269 42 4. Nicrohr ----------> 9405 5036 9930 0278 6485 21 5. ghkim 6. beautytester 7. SydBristow 8. lilahtov 9. garnett 10. Melde 11. oklady2013 12. beethousand  Roxystar -------> The River   I also want us to put the prices of items going in and out of the box. Other TSBs are doing this and I think it's a good idea. Please post the item amounts along with the pictures and text of what the items are.
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Eyes
I have been using Clinique's Brush on Cream Liner and I love it, it is so easy to use, but sometimes it can be hit or miss on the staying power. What do you guys recommend for one that is long wearing and easy to use?
BeautyTalk Feedback
Hoping Many People Can Make It Through This - Hopefully Everyone Will Take Something Special Away From This -   Hello & Happy Easter everybody - I hope that you all enjoy a beautiful and glorious day - regardless of your religion. I hope that everyone is able to find a little 'gift' that has been sent to them today. Some may need to search harder for this 'gift' than others, but I hope and pray that Everybody is able to find a little special something to make them smile and to let them know they are loved.   Another Special Thought - I was sending a PM to a friend a little while ago and just before sending it I thought "Gee, I wish she could spend Easter with me." So I wrote and told her of my wish and told her that she would be sitting right next to me in spirit - and that was a wonderful feeling to me.   I hope everyone 'feels' someone special sitting next to them at some point today. Maybe a PM friend, a relative who is far away and especially any loved ones we may have lost   I know I will have a Very large table Full of those I hold dear, several PM friends included, and I'm super thankful for that.    Happy Easter and Happy Day to all of you, straight from my heart.
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Makeup
I desperately need your advice ladies. For days I have been going back and forth from what brushes to order to where to buy them from.   One thing is for sure.....I want the F80 brush.   Options to purchase at:   Sigma site - shipping is about $9 and there's a 10% discount code plus a free gift over $30 spent.    Amazon - free shipping over $35. Even though the item is from an authorized seller, I was reading reviews that they may be dupes   Charmiss which is a store in Jersey that carries Sigma but it's a bit over an hour away.   Im thinking I should just order from Sigma and get a few more brushes since the S&H is the same and I won't place more than one order.   Sigma Kabuki Kit has the F80 brush plus 4 others and I was thinking about the Synthetic Precision 4 piece set. It's on sale for $45 but I'm. It sure if I can actually use them as eye brushes.   Sorry for the lengthy thread but I'm having such a difficult time deciding   which doesnt happen offen
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Beauty Confessions
Hope everyone has a wonderful day with their family, friends and loved ones.   And for those who may not celebrate Easter, I wish you a super Sunday as well.
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Beauty Confessions
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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Products
And yes, packaging does matter   I am looking for a great-smelling cream that will look cute sitting on my desk, that actually does what any good hand cream should. I don't want to have to apply it every two hours in order for my hands to feel moisturized, but I'm sick of buying Eucerin or Aveeno and not having any fun with how the creams actually look and smell! I like florals and fruits, and even herbs...I'm not picky in the smell department.   Please share with me your favorite creams that you think fit the bill!
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Beauty Confessions
What product would you want to find inside of your Easter eggs?  
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BeautyTalk Feedback
Woo-Hoo!!!! I've been a bit absent lately and have missed some heart parties (sorry, my bad) So I was Thrilled when I noticed that someone very near and dear to me has just passed the 2500 mark! My buddy, rdesigns, has earned 2503 hearts!!   Her avatar grabbed my attention and put some kind of a spell on me - her friendship and love has warmed my heart and given me much comfort and strength. Thank you my friend.   Thanks to **Sephora** for giving us this forum, were it not for bt, I would have never met some of the most special and extraordinary ladies who I am proud to call my friends. You know who you are, thank you all.     ps -rdesigns - trying really hard to turn Crappy Anniversary Friday around - Thank you rdesigns for being kind enough to hit the 2500 mark today, just for me.  
Fragrance
I've been using Opium for years, as my signature scent.  Since they've changed the formula I've discovered that I am not alone.  You know who you are:  the ones who have been stopped in the supermarket by women who wanted to know what perfume you use.   I can't continue shopping on Ebay for the old formulation.  I've done that once, but as it appears that YSL has bowed to the PETA folk and there is no hope for a return of the original scent, there seems no need to prolong the agony of searching for an increasingly diminishing amount of the product.   I've decided to change as soon as my bottle wears out.  I really have loved using Opium and would like to switch to something that has the same sophisticated yet primeval mix.   Any suggestions?
Sephora.com
And when I say Yay, let me tell you that the first word out of my mouth when the lady informed me of my newly-acquired Rouge status was "No...". By my calculations, I was expecting it to happen in September at the earliest hahah. I guess that Tria & Clarisonic purchase really sped me along nicely! What I am sad about is that it hasn't changed the status of my online account. I put off buying a few more items tonight because I was looking forward to my free shipping. Does anybody know how to update my status or whether my shipping will automatically be free?   Cheers, ladies!
Makeup
Should 12 year olds shave and wear makeup
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Eyes
My name is Bombshell and I continue to be an eyeshadow addict enthusiast !! However, five weeks ago I began a quest to actually start using my mountains and mountains of palettes and shadows. Along with some awesome ladies who have joined in I have committed to using the same palette 5 days in a row and posting the results at the end of five days. Those with single shadows are welcome to join in as well!  If you are interested in the original rules & lists posted they can be found in off topic, (take the challenge: palette parade).  the gist of it is make a list, plan to show all your shadows love for extended period of time (5days), if you hate it first day move on. I am also planning to add weeks of singles by brand (Stila week, UD week, Nars week).  I think instead of posting and editing lists it would be easier to report what we plan to use at the beginning of the week and the report the results at the end. We meet here at the end of the week to discuss what we wore for the week, how it worked for us and most importantly to share pictures and advice! Anyone can join as we all started at different times and have different numbers of palettes, and will finish at different times. I am looking at 38 (?) more weeks if I don't buy one more palette! Xoxo I look forward to more fun parading with all you girls! Palette Parade Princesses: CalamityJane85, Nikki, LadyMeag, Beethousand, AmberAngeline, MaFan, nurseCupcake, Carolang, Jenblush, Malday, Sparlekai, GHKim, IttyxBittyxMe, Katie241, SirenPrincess, Manniface.
Eyes
I have tried many black eyeliners and MUFE aqua liner is the only one that truly lasts all day without smudging. As much as I love the formula, the packaging is awful. When I remove the liner, the liner broke into little flakes and get into my eyes. I have tried Stila stay all day, UD 24/7 and Kat Von D. None of them is as good as MUFE. Does anyone have a good alternative?
Eyes
I am wearing a sequins top that is blue and silver. I wanna know what should I do with my eyes and lips. ?? 
Makeup
Help me please I use my foundation routine exactly what they said on youtube, such as toner,Moisturizer, primer, beauty blender etc. but i still got caked  look on my nose and under my eyes. it almost happen when i applied powder on. if I applied foundation only it is not happen Do you have any thing to recommend to prevent it happen?   I hate it when it happen.  
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Products
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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Hauls
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)
Combo / Normal
Hi, guys! So, I'm in need of a mask or cleanser that will help clear out blackheads or minimize them. I have them pretty bad on my nose and I get a few on my cheeks near my nose. My skin is normal, not oily, not dry. It's also not very sensitive.  I've only got one mask that actually pulls the blackheads out, and it's Glamglow. The only problem is if I use two times in a row, the mask doesn't work the third time and I have to try something else. After using other masks, it works again two times and then I have to switch again. One other mask that helps a little is the Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Masque. It helps but not that much. Other than that nothing else really has any effect on them, though. I've tried Exfolikate, but it dried out my skin and left the sides of my nose raw and my skin isn't even sensitive. It also had no effect on my blackheads. I've tried the Boscia Luminzing Black Mask and the Purifying Pore Strips and neither of those do anything but pull off dead skin.  Sorry that's so long Thank you so much in advance!  
Face
I am COMPLETELY in love with Tarte's Amazonian Clay matte blushes. So much so, that I have eight and have gotten rid of all my Nars blushes. I think they actually made me break out, or contributed to my breakouts, not too sure. I had Nars Super Orgasm in the past and hated it. Ended up exchanging because it was too chunky for me. Do the Tarte shimmering blushes have glitter in them? 
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Hauls
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?  
Products
I am very interested in trying some Fresh Skincare products so I was wondering if anyone could tell me what products they liked and/or which ones they did not like from the Fresh brand.
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Fragrance
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.
Beauty Insider
Just picked up a postcard mailer from Sephora last week about another 3x the points fragrance promotion coming up. Starts on Thurs 4/24 until Sunday 5/11   Fineprint: Offer valid for Beauty Insiders only. From Thursday April 24 through Sunday May 11, 2014 at 11:59PST. Beauty Insiders will earn triple points on any qualifying fragrance product. Triple points will not be earned on non-qualifying items in any purchase. bonus points will be credited to your Beauty Insider account within a week of your purchase. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Points not earned on sales tax, shipping, Sephora gift cards, eGift certificates and prior purchases. This offer is subject to termination by Sephora at its discretion at any time.
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Products
I'm trying to figure out what to spend my Sephora gift card on.. There's nothing I want now, but I still feel like I need to spend it I Googled but didn't find much of anything, so I'm wondering if there's anything new coming out soon that I may not have caught?
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Face
Has anyone tried Graftobian or Kryolan cream foundations? I saw a YouTuber use a Kryolan Palette for contouring and highlighting and now I want one   There's a ton of different Kryolan ones. I was drawn to these in particular:      Or should i just save money and get a coastal scents concealer palette?  
Eyes
I'm pretty rushed in the morning, so sometimes I don't clean my eyeliner or cream blush brush right afterward, and of course it dries and becomes hard and difficult to clean when I get home.   So I'm looking to change this habit.    What is the best and fastest way to spot clean your eyeliner brush or other brushes that come into contact with liquid/cream products? I'd like it to be thorough enough that I can use the brush for a few days before doing a deep cleaning, abut not super time consuming.     
Beauty Insider
Philosophy has a special on their website - 30 percent off skincare through April 20. Use code apr14skin. And don't forget to go through ebates - it's only 2.5 percent, but it's something!