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wendyomgwar
Notorious November Hauls!
Hey guys ! It's a new month so you know what that means!! New haul thread time whoop whoop!! With the sale coming up soon at Sephora I know you ladies will be hauling so show me what you're getting!! I'll add in my additions soon !
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Mochapj
HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I read about lachaton finding it at Eaton Centre on Monday, so when I was there I just asked for it ;) see post
greenchilli
30 day lipstick challenge
For those of us that love lipsticks and have several of them, do you rotate or reach for the same few? I wear some more than others. And some have been neglected a lot (although they are very pretty). I thought of holding myself to wearing a new lipstick everyday for 30 days. Lets see how long this will last. If I last 30 days, maybe I will go longer.  Ha...lets see if I last 2 weeks.   Anybody else?  I am quite excited about it....   Day 1, 11/10/14 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose. Day 2, 11/11/14 - NARS Funny Face Day 3, 11/12/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Yu Day 4, 11/13/14 - NARS Audacious in Annabelle Day 5, 11/14/14 - NARS Audacious in Charlotte Day 6, 11/15/14 - CK One Pure Color in 610-Bite Me (almost wore Chanel....another day) Day 7, 11/16/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Electric Violet Day 8, 11/17/14 - YSL Rouge Volupte #34 Rose Asarine Day 9, 11/18/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment pencil - Winterberry Day 10,11/19/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Palpitante Day 11,11/20/14 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #40 Rouge Eros Day 12,11/21/14 - BITE Matte Lip Crayon in Framboise Day 13,11/22/14 - NARS Red Lizard Day 14,11/23/14 - Bobbi Brown Art in Stick Bright Raspberry Day 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in Aria Day 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balm
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Hellvetica
BEAUTY PRO Hellvetica / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Day 1, 11/26/14 - Urban Decay Liar • This is my wussy, fast, easy lipstick. It's a nude and because I have a client meeting today I didn't want to experiment too much. ... 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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jemly
BEAUTY GURU jemly / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
hi everyone. can i just say....the past 24 hours have been poo poo magoo. i won't go into anything but: blerg. here's to a new day ! headed out of town after i finish so... see post
TheSocialQuota
Found in the Wild "New"
Ok BT, what did you find today? Edit: Sticky plug to a FABULOUS thread. Found a  Deal? Post it here - http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Deals-too-go od-to-pass-Up/td-p/1513386  Edit 10-2, feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to Love or Buy. ^-^   As an FYI, here are the 26 pages I'm trolling for what was newly added today . Usually pretty easy to do because the newest items have 20 loves or less and no reviews.  In general I will check in the morning and late afternoon and post what I find.   Acqua di Parma, Ardency Inn, Antasasia, Atelier Cologne, BareMinerals, Bite Beauty, Chloe, Elizabeth and James, Josie Maran, Jurlique, L'Occitane, Lavanilla, Marc Jacobs Makeup, Marc Jacobs Perfume, Marula, NEST, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Sephora Collection, Sephora Favorites, Smashbox, Tarte, Tata Harper, Thierry Mugler, Tocca, TokyoMilk Dark, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Victor & Rolf
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jisub89
HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nest Pumpkin Spice Candle... hmmm http://www.sephora.com/pumpkin-chai-candle-P391612?skuId=1669613   Nest Holiday Classic Candle http://www.sephora.com/holiday-class... see post
Kclr16
BLACK FRIDAY
Just noticed this page:   http://www.sephora.com/contentStore/mediaContentTe mplateNoNav.jsp?mediaId=17200052&_requestid=23570   BLACK FRIDAY Be the first to see our once-a-year specials. Follow SephoraSnaps on Snapchat from November 23 - 25 to see what’s coming up on Black Friday. Not on Snapchat? You can still view the deals early on Instagram beginning November 26. Until then, visit our Weekly Specials to shop current offers.   Downloading Snapchat now...
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prettyinpa
HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I hope they have more than just a few of each item. Last year they had an awesome deal on the Revolution lipsticks, and most people didn't even have a hope of getting th... see post
lovelykatya
5 Things/Products You are Obsessed with right now .
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
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mmmmmmm,  mint!!!  I like the flavour more than anything!  I love those little white chocolate mint rosebuds!  see post
notcreative
Deals too good to pass Up!
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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SuzeAlex
HALL OF FAMER SuzeAlex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's my chance (and yours) to get the Ardency Inn Manuka Honey Pigments that I missed during the VIB sale, they're all in stock!  I wrote to them, and here's the e-mai... see post
Meg82
Appreciations
So, one of the things I like best about BT is our capacity for kindness and positivity.  I know that whenever I have a question someone is going to take time out of their busy day to answer it and that is great.   I thought maybe it would be nice to start a thread where people post appreciations for other.  Like if someone recommended a product that became an HG product for you or if a thread made you smile you could post here to appreciate them.  I think it would be a great way to celebrate our community.  One note: I know that sometimes things like this feel like popularity contests, and if people are anxious about that happening here I will definitely take the thread down because that is not my intention at all.  If this becomes a popularity drama festival it will not stay up.   But back to positive!  I vow to post once a day about something someone did that I appreciate and I challenge everyone to participate at least once. Appreciating people feels good!  I'm gonna post my first appreciations as a comment rather than in this post.  Yay appreciating people!
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
LOL Thanks! I will keep this in mind going forward when I make my swatches! :D see post
hadtotryit
Black Friday 2014 Anticipation / Information from 2013
  List of Sephora Black Friday deals, courtesy of shapeshifter. These are the ones she is aware of for SIJCP. She and I communicated about her post of this information getting lost within this thread and making it easy for all of you to know what the deals are. So a zillion hearts for her.  I'll put the original thread information in a spoiler.    Updated 11/25/14 to reflect/categorize the items officially previewed by Sephora.   From Day 3 Snapchat Preview:   - Formula X nail polishes. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Bare Minerals set: Eyeshadow duo (not certain of colors, but looked like a plum and a goldish) with Moxie lip gloss in Rebel - Josie Maran set: mini Bare naked nail wipes and mini apricot hand cream - Sephora collection: set of two precision makeup sponges - Bocia set: Deluxe size Black Mask and full size charcoal blotting papers - CLEAN set of 4 mini roller balls - Tarte set: mini lipgloss and mini blush in Magic, travel size Lights, Camera, Lashes - Make Up Forever set: 2 shimmery lip glosses, one pink, unsure of the colors, sorry. - Alterna: Caviar Anti-aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and what appears to be a companion item - maybe the conditioner? (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - BLISS Fabulous Foaming Face Wash. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Too Faced set: Deluxe mini BTS mascara and original shadow insurance   From Day 2 Snapchat Preview :   - Buxom: Sculpted Lash Mascara and Hold the Line waterproof liner (black)- 12oz - Origins: Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion and Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Living Proof: Perfect hair day, 5-in-1 styling treatment, Shampoo and Conditioner shampoo. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Bite Beauty: 3 mini lush fruit lip glosses in Rambutan, Strawberry and Currant in a zip bag. - First Aid Beauty: 2oz cleanser and 2oz ultra repair cream - Ole Henriksen: travel size African Red Tea foam cleanser and travel size Brightening Cleansing Cloths   From Day 1 Snapchat Preview :   - Kat Von D: mini lip duo with a Studded Kiss in Lolita and an Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Berlin - 12 oz. Philosophy Purity Made Simple - Tocca: Giulietta (light green) and Stella (orange) - Nest: Dahlia & Vines, Indigo, and Midnight Fleur - Smashbox: Be Legendary mini lippies. Not sure of the colors. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) Remaining items as found by shapeshifter. Expecting these items to officially be revealed on the Instagram posts scheduled for Wednesday.   - Too Faced set: Deluxe mini Original Shadow Insurance and Champagne Shadow Insurance - Smashbox set: travel size original face primer, full exposure mascara, high def concealer (sorry, don't know the color, but most likely whatever the midrange one is…) - Sephora collection: eyeshadow passport (not sure on colors, looked like nudes)v - Pink Sugar: roller ball (I think full size) - Juicy Couture: double ended roller ball (not totally sure what scents) - Perricone MD: travel sized Face Finishing Moisturizer .5oz - Peter Thomas Roth: FirmX peeling gel exfoliant. It looked like 1oz size.     Photos fom Snapchat/Sephorasnaps :   Day 3 Photo.       Day 2 Photo.      Day 1 Photo         Determination of when the online sales will go live: - This is still a great mystery. 12 am EST according to someone who made a mental note of it last year but so far, no official word for this year. Would love for a mod to help us out on this one.   Determination of store hours for Black Friday: -From what I've gathered, and folks, please chime in - Black Friday hours are location specific and dependent on a number of factors. If your free-standing Sephora is inside a mall, they will likely match the opening hours for that mall. At my local mall, stores opened at midnight, and so then, did Sephora. At my SIJCP, hours were based on when Penny's opened. For Sephora's that are not in a mall, or Penny's, they will like go with whatever time that "plaza" is going to open. I called my two favorite Sephora's in Arizona. I don't live there, but when I'm there, they are the ones I go to. The one on 15169 N Scottsdale Rd is going to open at 8 am. The one in Fashion Square mall is going to open at 6 am. But here is the BEST news. For the free standing Sephora's, it looks like Black Friday hours are posted for most stores, on the locations page of sephora.com. For fun, I pulled up the stores with a 90210 zip code:          
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not sure if there's anything has not been mentioned before :s see post
beachyt
Brands You'll Never Buy/Hate?
The Lime Crime thread got me thinking, I don't know a whole lot about the companies I buy from, beyond what I can dig up on my own while reading reviews or looking for swatches. What other companies (let's keep them beauty related only, or we'll be here all year) would you never buy from, and why? Are there any you refused to try for a long time but have since changed your mind on?   Mine are:   1. Lime Crime (totes obvs, right) 2. Sigma -- I genuinely don't care whether they have a good product or not, but if I hear one more YTer say "I'm using Sigma #XX, I'll link it below" I will smack someone. I feel like they have over-saturated the online beauty community with affiliates and hidden sponsorships to the point that I just have no desire whatsoever to try anything from them. Ever. 3. Kat Von D - just don't like her, so I'm not giving her my money. 4. CoastalScents - sort of the same as Sigma, but I did buy several glosses from them a few years ago and the colors and quality were just way sub-par, even if they weren't expensive. 5. Savina - I bought two polishes from a Nordstrom Rack to try out and they were SO AWFUL that I vowed never to buy another one, not even if it looked gorgeous. 6. Enkore - same thing, bought a few eyeshadows and they were so awful I'll never buy anything from him again. I think he even quit producing eyeshadows, so I clearly wasn't alone in my dislike for them. 7. Any and all celebrity-backed perfumes. I think I have one bottle of J.Lo's Glow from back in the day (and it does smell lovely), but again it's that over saturation of the market that turns me off. I feel like I see Britney Spears/Jessica Simpson/Justin Bieber/One Direction fragrances in every single drugstore or discount store I go to.   One I Changed My Mind On: Glamglow! When their stuff first came out, it was SO EXPENSIVE and had so much hype that I was immediately skeptical. I think I tried one foil of the black mask and the flakes inside of it annoyed me to the point of dismissing the brand entirely. When the SeasonSet sample bag arrived, I pulled the Thirstymud sample out and it popped on me! The crimped end of it had blown apart and it was all over my hands.. and it smelled so good.. so I figured, better to smear it on my face and see what was up, rather than wash it down the drain. I'm glad I did; my skin was suuuuuuper soft, like crazy soft, when I washed it off. It also stayed really soft even after I washed with cleanser, and I felt like it was still pretty soft in the morning. I've got a trip coming up to cooler temperatures in the desert soon so I found another foil sample of it in my sample stash and ordered the kit before the VIBR sale ended, to have some on hand.   ETA: I hope no one takes offense to any of this stuff, it's just makeup. I'm positive there will be someone out there who dislikes a brand I like, so no hurt feelings.
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deannarp
BEAUTY MASTER deannarp / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Also clarins uv hp sunscreen is the best facial sunscreen I've ever tried. see post
sephoraadmin2
A Message To Our Clients
Sephora is dedicated to providing an exciting and reliable shopping experience and we sincerely apologize to our loyal clients who were impacted by the website outage that occurred yesterday.   Our website is incredibly robust and designed to withstand a tremendous amount of volume. What caused the disruption yesterday was a high level of bulk buys and automated accounts for reselling purposes from North America and multiple countries outside the US. The technical difficulties that impacted the site are actively being addressed and our desktop US website is now functioning normally. We are actively working to restore our Canadian, mobile website, and international shipping where applicable. There has been no impact on the security and privacy of our clients' data.   The reality is that in taking steps to restore website functionality, some of our loyal North American and international clients got temporarily blocked. We understand how frustrating it is and are deeply sorry for the disruption to your shopping experience.   However, in some instances we have, indeed, de-activated accounts due to reselling -- a pervasive issue throughout the industry and the world. As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting our clients and our brands, we have identified certain entities who take advantage of promotional opportunities to purchase products in large volume on our website and re-sell them through other channels. After careful consideration, we have deactivated these accounts in order to optimize product availability for the majority of our clients, as well as ensure that consumers are not subject to increased prices or products that are not being handled or stored properly.   We have established a VIB hotline to ensure that if we are able to verify that your account was erroneously deactivated, it is reactivated immediately. Please call 877-VIB-ONLY (1-877-842-6659)   If you experience any difficulties placing your order please contact us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) or email us at  client.service@sephora.com .   Our VIB 20% off promotion runs through Monday, November 10 th  and our VIB and VIB Rouge clients have several days left to take advantage of this exclusive holiday shopping event.   UPDATE: Functionality has been restored to Sephora.ca and we can now accept Canadian orders. 
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End0ra
HALL OF FAMER End0ra / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yep, another Australian customer here.  I could not get on to the site at all during the sale, even after the initial  issues were resolved for US customers.  The whole ... see post
heartsmyface
.Show us your unicorns!!!!
with all the limited edition items that are released and the shark frenzies that follow, I'm interested in seeing what items my fellow BTers have snagged over the years that are now those coveted hard to find unicorns.  Those beautiful things we wanted but missed out on.   Basically, I want to see pictures of those Beauties I cannot have, just like I wznna see pictures of those hunky men in harlequin romance novels I can never have.   Running to grab a box of tissues and some popcorn!   Oh and as a sneak preview, here's my first self-deemed unicorn.  This picture is from the Omotesando cosmetic boutique.  The blusher in the middle is the real unicorn.  It was only available at this one store location to celebrate its opening.  I went in to snag one for someone else and they were sold out.  See the sold out sticker?   They sold out in a week and STILL had the darn set on display one month later!!!  Why????  
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ohhhhhh!    Looking:)  see post
jemly
Are you "trialing" a new product ? Want to talk about it ?
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 ?
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EvelynShops
BEAUTY WHIZ EvelynShops / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Update: I've ditched the two Perricone products. The cleanser was really hard to rinse off and it felt like it was leaving a strange coating on my skin. The moisturizer ... see post
Mochapj
Does Shadow Primer Deter Blending?
Beauties, I'm wondering if I need to try a different shadow primer, or if they all do this...   I currently use UD primer potion, and as much as I love that it never leaves shadows creasing on me, I do find that it is much harder to blend out my shadow when I've applied primer.   I generally apply the primer, wait a minute or two for it to dry, then apply my shadow.   Am I doing something wrong?   I figure this is kind of the point of shadow primer (to not let it move) but how do you find the happy medium?     I also notice if I accidentally get a bit in my crease area it catches tons of shadow and makes it look patchy.   Thoughts?
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lots of great answers so I will just be joining the choir, but I never have any trouble with TF shadow insurance or laura mercier. If I'm using sugar pill or some other ... see post
Natalian
SEPHORA IS BEING SUED FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION (really)
SEPHORA IS BEING SUED FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION Sephora has gotten itself into hot water in the wake of a  20 percent off sale  in early November that wound up crashing its site. Four women of Chinese descent have filed a class action suit against the beauty retailer and LVMH, its parent company, for discriminating against minority customers — in this case, deactivating and blocking accounts of shoppers "of perceived Chinese/Asian descent based on the ill-founded and discriminatory belief that all Chinese/Asian customers abuse discount sales to enagage in bulk purchase for re-sale." Yep. That does not sound good.  According to the court filing, the Sephora site crashed on Nov. 6, preventing any customers from accessing their accounts or making purchases, but later that evening the site was back up and running. As the retailer explained things on its Facebook site e , the malfunctioning owed to "high levels of bulk buys for reselling purposes in North America and other countries" and a number of accounts it believed to be associated with that activity remained suspended.  You can see where this is going: According to the plaintiffs, the blocked accounts belonged to "email addresses with names that appeared to signify Chinese/Asian race/ethnicity/national origin/descent" or web domains originating in China or Asia. Hence the suit, which the four women — Xiao Xiao, Man Xu, Jiali Chen and Tiantian Zou — filed in the Southern District of New York U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Sephora has a slightly different take on things. Here's a statement sent to  Fashionista  by a rep for the company:     The sale is going strong 
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
LOL, oh your 8 year old is familiar to me. <3 I don't envy you at all since he sounds like an endlessly self entertaining booger. :D see post
newandaddicted
What is your favorite indie brand(s)?
Hey ladies and gents!   I'm always on the hunt for new brands to explore.   I love supporting smaller companies that are female and/or minority owned. (the ones you share don't have to be)   What are your favorite indie brands?  Makeup, beauty, body care, clothes etc?     I've loved oyin handmade for YEARS since they started in 1999/2000 or so.  They have really grown and are now available in target stores in some areas.   I also love bake shop butters (the owner is so sweet) she just got married so her shop is closed for now, but her body butters are WONDERFUL and smell so good.   Toni Daley makes some AMAZING jewelry!  I have some of her earrings and any time I wear them someone always asks me where I got them.   Rachel Stewart also make some incredible pins and earrings.
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newandaddicted
HALL OF FAMER newandaddicted / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been using this to line my top lip in the AM before work.  It lasts ALL day!  Now if I could find something to survive in my waterline I'd be happy. see post
ballerinagrl
TOM FORD NUDE DIP AVAILABLE SELFRIDGES
It just came into stock in the last half hour. They ship internationally if anyone is interested!
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divagirl90
BEAUTY GURU divagirl90 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
This and Black Thursday Friday deals are killing me. I don't get paid until Friday :( see post
beachyt
No-buy-vember
While I patiently wait for my four VIBR sale orders to arrive I have decided to man up (lady up?) and ban myself from purchasing anything not gift related until Black Friday. I do most of my Sephora shopping during these last few months of the year but even this time I went a little crazy.   Anyone else putting off buying cosmetics/skincare/stuff in general until Black Friday or beyond? Cause if I don't I'm headed for this (minus the atrocious spelling error):     (Ha, not really.. but maybe..)    
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emmohh
HALL OF FAMER emmohh / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I must now get a poutine...      see post
beachyt
So You're a Reseller,
I'm wondering if this happened to anyone else.. At last night's event the girl at the register next to me was trying to buy multiples of several items. The cashier told her that there was a limit of 3 per item, per customer. The girl's English was almost nonexistent because she just kept giving a blank stare and asking "how much?" so the cashier finally told her that she would just do multiple separate transactions so she could buy all of the items. I don't know what she was buying, and she very well might have been purchasing the same item for her nine sisters back home, but it made me wonder -- why even put these policies in place if no one is sticking to them?   Every time I check the sephorahaul tag on Instagram it's flooded with people selling Sephora and Ulta exclusives overseas through their accounts. I don't begrudge anyone for trying to make a living however they can but it is annoying to see tons of the Too Faced melted lipstick sets for sale on there when they're sold out online and in stores.   I also saw massive amounts of girls writing to Sephora's FB page about their accounts being locked and accused of being resellers -- an inordinate amount, it seems. Just wondering if anyone else has seen any of this stuff going on?
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
laughing cause that is so true!   😂 see post
jemly
GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL (COLD WEATHER EDITION)
ok, so i've been thinking of what 'angle' to take for this thread. i'm not talking anything too hardcore, here. but i figured it could be a thread that inspires and informs the little "treats" we can give to our skin with the products a lot of us have at home.   with the massive shift in weather this past week, my skin freaked out. it was so, so thirsty, as the cool air mixed with dry blasts of hot hair sucked all the moisture out. it was a double whammy for me because this cold front coincided with my skin's most vulnerable time of the month (if ya catch my drift).   so when i got home from work yesterday, i...got to work. i wanted to hydrate hydrate hydrate, and soooothe. this is what i used:     took makeup off with a balm. shown here is my usual clinique take the day off balm--i ended up using my boots botanics balm as it's just a bit more rich, which is what i wanted for these purposes. any balm would do though ! removed with warm water and a washcloth. dried skin then second cleansed with an oily non-foamy cleanser. my current FAVORITE cleanser, NUDE  omega jelly. god i love it. massaged for a couple minutes then rinsed. (not pictured, but) i think did a VERY LIGHT exfoliation to ensure my skin was rid of any dead skin hanging about after being dried out. i used AVEDA botanical kinetics exfoliant (a liquid with salicylic acid) PETER THOMAS ROTH cucumber mask. what i love about this mask is how soothing it is. it's NOT hardcore. i put this on then proceeded to watch a movie or something. you can leave it on for as long as you'd like. i think i had it on for 30-45 minutes. then i took it off with lukewarm water and a wash cloth. my skin already felt so. much. better. i then used my new murad hydrating toner. i could've used this before the mask. but what's cool about it is that it helps your skin retain moisture as well as help balance pH levels. but any sort of hydrating toner / floral spritz would do. (caudalie beauty elixir, a rose water, etc) serum. i wanted to use a "hydra" serum--any sort of serum that helps with retaining water. i used this vichy aqualia thermal. caudalie s.o.s thirst quenching serum is also fantastic. oil -- i used my beloved clarins blue orchid oil. i put it on my drier cheeks, but actually...i also used it for a bit of spot treatment. i was getting a pimple below my lip, and now, no more pimple ! moisturizer. as my skin was severely dehydrated (rather than dry) i used my aveda botanical kinetics moisturizer: the first ingredient is water (hydrating) and the second ingredient is aloe (soothing).  hours later i spritzed some beauty elixir and applied more moisturizer before bed. and today my skin is back to normal !!   so...this is a sort of routine you can loosely follow (plug in whatever products into the steps) if you're skin is needing a bit of help with feeling tight / dry / thirsty.   i'd like this to be a sort of thread people can use for a reference to see others' product recommendations or methods. all skins are different, so what are your tricks ?
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Ramieee
HALL OF FAMER Ramieee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have oily skin thats not sensitive but needs good hydration thats growing out of its acne prone phase. I still break out once a wk depending on my sleep/stress le... see post
sravanthi
Did any one received email from Sephora, adding 500 points to beauty bank?
Edit- I received my packages yesterday, 2 days prior and my point are added, i hope the same with every one. Thank u so much Sephora CS.     I just received email from sephora customer care, stating that " Due to an overwhelming response to our 20% off event, our Distribution Centers are experiencing processing delays. Your order will be delivered by Wednesday, November 19th . We truly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,  to  express our apology, we will add 500 points to your Beauty Bank. These points never expire and can be redeemed online or in-store. Your Beauty Bank balance will reflect the additional points within 2-3 business days".    Did any one received this email? I'm happy that Sephora recognizing our inconvenience. Thank you.
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StephaniLynn
BEAUTY MASTER StephaniLynn / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I think i'll do that. Thank you:) see post
jennnn3214
Early Fine Lines
I'm only twenty but I notice small fine lines on my forehead and creases from where I smile. Is there any product that I should be using that's preventative so these don't get any worse or that will make them go away?
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jemly
BEAUTY GURU jemly / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
hi jennnn, what is your current skincare routine ? at your age in particular, one of the best ways to deal with fine lines is simply proper hydration. it's very likely y... see post
PrettyPlatypus
Lime Crime now at Sephora
I saw a lot of people posting in the "Found in the wild New" post about Lime Crime now being sold at Sephora.     It seems like there are a lot of strong opinions because of the controversy surrounding this brand so I thought it would be fun if it had its own topic.   So what are your thoughts on Lime Crime now being sold at Sephora?    edit: I want to apologize for creating another thread on this.  I didn't realize it had already been talked about!  I should of looked it up first, so again, I'm sorry.
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PrettyPlatypus
BEAUTY BOSS PrettyPlatypus / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
To a lot of people their shady business practices and non existent ethics overshadow their products, which for the most part are very dupe-able and not really all that u... see post
Meg82
Blush Madness
Okay Beauties,   When I bought the Tarte pin-up girl palette it unlocked a level of blush craziness in me that I'd never imagined possible.  The only problem is I don't know how to pick out blush for myself.     How do you find a color that looks good on you? Are there any brands that are particularly good?
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EvelynShops
BEAUTY WHIZ EvelynShops / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also wish Sephora still carried the line. I loved the nail polish so much. The blush I had was Lover. The color was wonderful. It was very powdery though... as in, it ... see post
guzelkiz
Julep recommendations por favor?
So I bought my first bottle of Julep nail polish and have fallen in love! This formula is awesome! I got Candace and I am thinking of checking out more colors. I like all sorts of colors esp glittery ones. I'm not such a neutral fan unless it has some sparkle. The only colors I do not wear are red, yellow, and white/off white. So what are your favorite shades (obviously ones that are available currently )   Thank you in advance
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guzelkiz
HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow thank you for all the info!   Wish I'd visited that site before I signed up (I signed up yesterday). I did use the code TREAT and got a set of 4 (I think it was 4)... see post
IciclePop
Makeup you rarely use
Are there any types of makeup you just don't like? I don't mean a particular brand, but just an entire type. For example, I stopped buying lipstick when I realized that I almost never choose to wear it. I love stains and balms and glosses, but lip color in stick form is just not my thing.   Another thing I don't wear too often is powder blush. I wear blush nearly every day, but it's usually a cheek stain, because I think cheek stains both look and feel better on my dry skin.   So do you all have any quirky dislikes like I do?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
what  a great thread!  I am in agreement with many of you: Nevers for me are: Lip Liner, Dark/vibrant/matte lipstick. I am more of a gloss girl. I love the moisture, ... see post
meganlisa
Korean and Japanese brands. Anyone care or buying?
I was looking at Urban Outfitters and some bloggers...all these Korean brands.  The first Tony Moly is on Sephora (and Shiseido but not Shu eumura).  Anyone buy them?  Like the cute packaging?  Are the colors transferable to most people's everyday? Insight is so appreciated! And Shu Eumura has 25% off now.  Buying anything?
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks!  I'm more skin care focused too…and like the dewy finish (BB is skincare for me too).  I will let you know what I think…once the items have arrived and I've trie... see post
makeupobesessed
Urban Decay LTD palette available Dec 4th!
I just saw on the UD website, as I keep stalking it, that LTD will be available December 4th at 1:00 am PST.   I know I will be waiting up for it...anyone else?  Now only if the Mega Pro would come back...
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PinkIsNotRed
BEAUTY BUFF PinkIsNotRed / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Yes, meant the Naked On The Run palette.  I was able to see it and select for my cart a few days ago (it had a red diamond "rouge exclusive" marking next to it.   Doesn'... see post
candygirl438
Help ! I advices regarding products/techniques for VERY CURLY FINE HAIR !
Hi everyone, I neep help !!   I have very curly, frizzy, dry and thin hair. Yes, the worst combo ! lol I always blow dry my hair the same day I wash them cause I haven't found the right techniques or products that really work to tame my hair down while not making them even more curly.    I have tried many things... Mousse makes my hair even curlier, gel makes them crunchy, oil is good but not enough to control frizz.     I would love to find a products or learn some techniques that would not make my hair even more curly, something that can control frizz and bring back some life into them.   Thank you so much  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What products are you currently using? Can you detail out your shampoo/conditioner regimen along with if you use any masks or treatments? What styling products do you us... see post
makeupobesessed
what moisturizer can i apply throughout the day as needed over makeup?
My face is DRY!  DRY!  I use masks and moisturize, but during the day, its just dry in places where acne has been or Ive been wiping my nose non-stop and I need a moisturizer I can apply over makeup.  I was using Clinique's Moisture surge but ran out, and its pricey.  I use it bc a Clinique SA once told me it can be put over top of makeup as needed.  It seems to work...any other suggestions?
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Brie514
BEAUTY BOSS Brie514 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
 Re nose wiping: when I have a bad cold, I put some Vaseline under my nose, it doesn't really help rehydrate, but it will help prevent the damage.    If you find somet... see post