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Hauls
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.      
Acne
you cancel my order two times. i want to know why
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Beauty Confessions
Happy December, guys! I, for one, love December. We have so many lovely holidays (& my birthday), and holidays = presents (& eggnog). Share all the new goodies you got this month, no haul is too small!   Here's what I got tonight, so it was probably December somewhere, right?  
Ask The Experts
Brush? Finger? Sponge? I have Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer. I want a natural look. I don't want to overdue it. Thanks ladies.  Sorry for the typo *How
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Lips
SO EXCITED!!    11/28/14, they are coming out with 50 LE miniature lipsticks, selling at $32 each. I need them all.   A snippet from an article about them:   " In the Lips & Boys lineup, there are 10 shade ranges, encompassing nude browns, violets and plums, metallics, reds and light pinks. The high-pigment shades are done in a base of soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil. Thirty-six offerings are new shades; 10 are from Velvet Suede, Ford’s current seasonal color story, and four are from previous seasons. Ford predicted bestsellers will include Tomas, a coral hue; Matthew, a coral pink; Flynn, a light pink; Giacomo, a deep rose, and Patrick, a muted coral pink. Each clutch-size lipstick will retail for $32. The lipsticks can also be packaged in sets of any three hues in the collection."  
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Hauls
So, I have lots and lots of deluxe samples and foils. Good ones, too (La Mer, Guerlain, Dior...), but my stash is becoming an unmanageable space-hog. I want them out of my house and into the hands of BTers who will use them. I also want to show all of you my gratitude for maintaining such a positive community!   So, I've decided to play BT-Claus, and offer them to all of you-- no strings attached. Not a TSB, not a trade, not even a pay it forward situation (unless you were so inclined, of course). I am giving them away, with postage to either the US or Canada paid by me (sorry, BTers living in the rest of the world).   Here's the deal: I'm going to assemble ten to fifteen boxes full of samples, and from this thread, I'm going to choose random* people to PM for an address. I'll be choosing anytime between now and Sunday (21 December 2014). You should expect to hear from me no later than Sunday evening (say, 7pm EST).  Note: you must be over 18 (sorry, younguns!). I'll ship boxes on Monday, and viola!-- you could be the proud recipient of an unexpected holiday gift!   To avoid confusion, please only post if you are interested in receiving a box, or specify your disinterest within your post. The discussion topic is: what is the best beauty/skincare tip you have been taught, or what beauty/skincare tip would you tell everyone about, if you could?   *As these are my personal items and my own money for postage, I hope it is okay with all of you that I choose how I will decide who receives a box, whether it be by random generator or just by my own whim.     Here are some pics of but a portion of what I'll be giving away!   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Makeup
Hey guys, I'm new to this whole eyeshadow palette thing but I want one thats like really go to, so I'm having a hard time choosing between the  Too faced Chocolate bar or Vice 3? Know they're completely different but I those are my options lol
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Eyes
So I'm on the hunt for the perfect everyday mascara! I'm currently using Too Faced Better Than False Lashes and while I absolutely adore it, I'm finding it a bit too much for everyday use and think it's probably better suited for evening/weekend wear.   In the past I've used Benefit's BadGal and They're Real, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl, Lancome's Hypnose Drama and Definicils, Diorshow, and a multitude of drug store mascaras.   I got a sample of Bobbi Brown's Smoky Eye Mascara with my last order and so far I'm absolutely loving it, but was hoping ya'll could throw some other suggestions my way. I'd like something that is lengthening with maybe some volumizing powers as well.
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Sephora.com
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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Makeup
Looking for a new Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Blush (or two... or three) to add to my collection. Which ones are your favs and why? I have Natural Beauty and LOVE it.
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Makeup
I know those of us in the WAYWT keep track of our looks, so which is your favorite look you have done for 2014? Which one would you replicate right now if you could?    
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Acne
My skin and acne history:  Combination/leaning more towards oily skin. My forehead and nose get oilier than my chin, though. My cheeks are probably oilier than most people with combination skin, however they don't feel half as oily as my T-zone yet still get the most whiteheads! (In both quantity and in size) I already have noticeable icepick scars on both cheeks from when I had horrible acne at age 14-15 and tried drugstore products to Murad to topical creams (clindamycin and retoinoid creams) and finally doxycycline from the dermatologist. After I had to stop taking that, my skin stayed clear save for the ocassional pimple or two. I started taking birth control in May 2013, but stopped this past August. Current **bleep**storm:  Fast forward to my 20th birthday present: random breakout (have not changed a thing about my routine - which I should probably mention I have been and almost always use drugstore products, Clearasil face wash, Neutrogena toner and moisturizer, and was using 100% tea tree oil for spots but that had recently lost it's effectiveness on my skin) Then all of a sudden a random, really bad, angry red breakout that started about 3 weeks ago. Small, but very red pimples on both of my temples/hairline and large, painful pimples mostly on my right cheek. Had an under-the-skin-er on my chin and a lot of small whiteheads on my chin. I started using Michael Todd True Organics Acne/Oily skin regime on the 4th of this month and my skin has just started to clear up, however I have used KS Eradikate twice this week and have been drinking a lot more water. My hypochondriatic questions:   Number 1 suspicion on my breakout: happened right after the end of being 4 months birth control free. Maybe it took that long for my body to complete rid itself the false hormones from the BC and this is how my skin truly is? Number 2 suspicion is I used the charcoal mask (2 times) and kaolin clay mask (3 times) all in one week in a feeble attempt to attack my breakout, which I now know could have been the reason why it didn't make my face any clearer. (Something about how it can pull up all impurities and your face gets worse before it gets better?) then got a new breakout on my cheek a little over a week ago. I haven't used the mask or scrub in 6 days. Number 3 suspicion is I just haven't given the regime enough time to work yet.   I did get fed up after leaving enorgmous white heads alone with just cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizor  for awhile without seeing any improvement and I popped them last week (I know I shouldn't have urgh!) now I've been using Clinique's spot treatment (salicilyic acid) on all pimples and used Eradikate twice. The weird looking pimples on my forehead/hairline area have faded away, but the still red remains (one even is a flat bump) on my cheeks. I'm in fear or gaining fresh acne scars and want to know if I should keep giving this regime a chance to work..angry at myself for believing the hype of MTTO after realizing how much advertisement from youtubers and reviews they sponsor. Sorry for the lengthy post, you have a special place in my heart for actually reading all of it. Will probably post a picture for some advice about what kind of pimples I have (I have been reading the posts here and was happy to find most of you are more knowledgable than dermatologists I've been to!) Thank you!
Acne
Fyi, this might be a little icky, so stop now if you don't want to be grossed out haha.  I'd had this little tiny clogged pore on my chin that had gotten bigger and redder over the past couple weeks.  I went to a dermatologist, and was told all they could do was a chemical peel, which wasn't an option since I don't have $1500 to throw around.  Anyway, around Wednesday/Thursday of this week the red spot turned into this enormous pimple with three whiteheads in it.  I tried to get an emergency derm appointment for Friday since the whitehead was so big and the area was sort of swollen and painful, but they couldn't fit me in.    I've been trying to treat it myself with Benzyol Peroxide and moisturizing the are with spot treatments of Thirsty Mud which has been helping a bit.  I've been being so gentle with my face (I never pick), since I knew that if the whitehead got bumped it could leave a scar.  Well I was babysitting my three year old cousin last night, and he was sitting on my lap watching a movie.  Like a typical child, he all of the sudden got all wriggly and head-butted me in the face, you guessed it, right on the pimple.  It popped and pus and blood came out, and it hurt soooo bad.    I've been putting Neosporin on it as well as continuing with the Benzyol Peroxide, but is there anything else I can do?  Any product recommendations to help it heal and reduce scarring?  It looks awful, and I'm so afraid I'm going to be left with a horrible scar since it got popped before it was ready.
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Ask The Experts
It's so annoying. I have used every lip product out there from Bite's and Fresh's scrubs, to Sephora's $6 balm to Amore Pacific's $42 balm, Fresh lip serum and every product in between and nothing helps. NOTHING. Spring, summer, fall and winter, it's not even seasonal. Vaseline even, nothing works.    When I'm not wearing balms I'm wearing moisturizing lipsticks.    I just don't get it. I don't think there is anything else for me to try.    Anyone else suffer from this and have you found a solution? It's been years and years for me of trying everything. 
Fragrance
I bought a sealed bottled dreams sample set for a Christmas present.  How long is the voucher valid? It is sealed and can't check it out.
Beauty Insider
I don't know any one posted it but i just ordered 18 polishes, check them asap, some shades are already OOS
Dry
I'm 25 and I use clarins early wrinkle correction cream and was really happy with it until i found out my face has started to flake especially around the nose. Please suggest a good moisturiser that isn't very exorbitant.
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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!
Beauty Insider
Has anyone else been turned away, or is it just my store?
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Ask The Experts
okay so I bought my naked 2 palette about a week ago and i'm kinda new to eyeshadow so please don't judge me if this question is really dumb haha.  but there is something weird about the pigmentation in my palette, because some of the colours aren't as pigmented as I thought they would be. for example, verve hardly shows up even when i swatch it with my finger. however, i went to sephora and swatched their palette really lightly on verve and it was REALLY pigmented.  does it get more pigmented as you use it more because of the layers? or does it have to do with something else (like how many people touched it etc.)? or is mine just defected... this is actually really worrying so please help! 
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Beauty Confessions
 (apparently I can not spell today..) This year has been very purchase heavy for me, some of the things were great, others not so much. So since the year is almost over lets do a round up on "What was your THE best beauty(skincare, clothing, etc.) find/discovery of the year?".   IF you had BIG misses and no so great finds - go ahead and share them too!    My great discoveries were: - Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere - after being on a hunt for a good foundation, and then while in Nordies stumbling on Chanel counter and lovely associate helping me out with a perfect shade match and coverage - I fell in love with this one!!! - Skincare wise I think Algenist was my discovery - they have such a great skin care line, I love their firming cream and oil!! - After such a craze about Bite beauty , and finally my local stores having the items on display, I caved and decided to see what they were about  - now I am a proud owner of about 10 of their lip products - Then I just have to mention finding the GLAMGLOW masks at my fave TJMAxx - that was an amazing deal!!!    
Natural & Organic
  I need help/suggestions for a skin care regimen. I'd like to use organic/natural products (if possible) but also affordable. I have a few fine lines around my mouth and on my forehead. I've lost some elasticity in my jaw area. I have an oily t-zone and I sometimes get a few blackheads on my neck-jaw bone area. I use my Clarisonic once a week.
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Beauty Insider
Any ideas on what it could be? If it's a Bite Beauty product I am going to be sad I will have to wait until next October!
BeautyTalk Feedback
Okay, we all know there's room for improvement in the features department of BT. So given that none of us actually have the power to change anything, how do you keep track of things? I used to think I was just too much of a newb to understand the ins and outs of BT, but now that I've been here for a while, I realize that nothing has really changed and it still feels like a bit of a clusterF to keep track of responses and comments/mentions intended for a specific user.     Do you subscribe to threads? Do you track responses to your own posts through your list of activity in your profile? Do you just rely on PMs?    What's your method to the madness? 
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Products
I received my samples from GlamGlow yesterday and was really itching to try the cleanser. I just used the Thirsty Cleanse so I wanted to share what I think.    First of all I must say that I absolutely HATE the Thirsty Mud Mask. I cannot stand the smell. This cleanser doesn't small as strong (and since I only had it on for a short time and than washed it off that makes a difference).   The way you use this cleanser is that you apply it directly to your dry face, massage it in, and add a bit of water for it to emulsify. You massage that it and than wash your face completely. I don't really like some of the cleansers out there that have this method because I feel like I have to rub my face raw to get it to turn the way it's supposed to. But this one is much faster. It works very quickly.    After I washed it off my skin does feel very refreshed and hydrated. I actually really like the way it feels and I bet after using this sample I would totally buy the full size. I can't give a true "review" since this was just a 1 foil sample I was sent (they also sent me 1 packet of Super Cleanse but I will pass that to a friend).    I just thought I'd share my humble first thoughts on this product
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Beauty Confessions
I must admit I have always been a lover of great packaging/product display.  Well yesterday at Sephora I happened about the display for the louboutin nail polish....wow!  just so pretty.  I can't get past the price point at this moment but hey never say never but until then I can just ooohhh and ahhhh over the beauty of this product.  Just had to share the photos in case anyone else loves packaging :-)   Susan
Ask The Experts
My fresh rosewater mist arrived and doesn't have a cap! I want to carry a facial mist in my purse so it needs a cap! Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Beauty Confessions
With 2014 drawing to a close, what resolutions (beauty related or not) have you set for 2015? For beauty related, I want to wear sunscreen on my hands everyday, drink more water, and work my retinol up to a higher concentration (hopefully prescription strength). As far as the other aspects of my life, I think that tackling my terrible tendency towards procrastination will be enough of a feat. 
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Beauty Confessions
  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 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 Stick in Bright Raspberry Day 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in Aria Day 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balm Day 17,11/26/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Exaltee Day 18,11/27/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxemburg Day 19,11/28/14 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Purty Persimmon Day 20,11/29/14 - BITE Beauty crème lipstick (mini duo) in Palomino Day 21,11/30/14 - Maybelline VIVDS in Hot Plum Day 22,12/01/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Old Hollywood Day 23,12/02/14 - CoverGirl lipstick in Spellbound Day 24,12/03/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Incandescente Day 25,12/04/14 - Urban Decay Revolution lipstick - 69 Day 26,12/05/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour - Pink Blossom Day 27,12/06/14 - BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon - Fraise Day 28,12/07/14 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lip - Mulberry Day 29,12/08/14 - NYX Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam Day 30,12/09/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick in Janet Day 31,12/10/14 - WnW Megalast lipstick in Stoplight Red Day 32,12/11/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Jardin Des Plantes Day 33,12/12/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil - Cranberry Day 34,12/13/14 - 1) UD Revolution lipstick in Venom;  2) Revlon Colourburst lipstick in Fucshia. Day 35,12/14/14 - NYX matte lipstick in Bloody Mary Day 36,12/15/14 - BITE Beauty mini - Violet Day 37,12/16/14 - Estee Lauder Pure Envy - Envious Day 38,12/17/14 - Lancome Rouge in Love - St. Honore Day 39,12/18/14 - NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red
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Eyes
  Sooooofinally jumped on the Z-palette wagon and I'm definitely not regretting it, in part due to the fact I did not shatter a single shadow , I did not like most of the patterns and I found someone on etsy who makes them (PM for the store name) and they are great quality! I depotted: -Smashbox brown eyes -Too Faced Natural at Night & Boudoir Eyes -Naked Two & Three, and Naked Basics -Kat Von Dee Saint & True Love -Mac Nylon & someother one (not a big mac fan) -Sona Kushick brown eyes 10 I feel like I need some more non-naturals in my life now! But it was so easy to pick and choose my eyeshadow today! No searching through so many palettes.    So I got a double sided z-palette and then a travel palette that is also double sided. The store I bought from also had two other larger sides but I didn't think I had enough eyeshadows to depot to need ones larger!  Let me know your guys opinion and if you have taken to jump over to the z-palettes!