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Hauls
Hello BT! Today is August 1st and that means another month of hauls!   This month is the 2x/3x/4x the points for BI,VIB and ROUGE respectively. This is a great time to stock up on points lost throughout the year!   Please share your purchases! Remember, a haul is a haul no matter how big or small!
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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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Sephora.com
Didn't see this posted, so I'm sorry if this was already made known! But there are some KVD palettes and lipsticks in the sale section! Go grab them!
Beauty Confessions
Okay so some of you know I went out to Mexico. Reason was for a dentist appointment, everything was done yesterday and today i'm in pain (not excruciating, but I don't want to touch my face much still).. I went to MAC and Sephora for two reasons.. Russian Red and some eyeshadows. Both sephoras have the same eyeshadows for the new artist shadow MUFE so I just started looking at other stuff. I ended up buying 'The real steal' which comes with the benefit they're real mascara and the they're real push up liner. YES, I wanted to try it and I'm not paying extra money for the liner Anyway, I was headed back to where I had parked and a makeup beauty stand in the middle of the mall stopped me, mind you i kept saying no but they pulled me in with their hurried insistance? that even a word? I'm pretty sure the brush they used to appy their mineral foundation was dirty, but I was wearing my glasses so when I took them off reluctantly I couldn't really see. He was so rough when applying that know my cheek where I had work done hurts. I just told them thanks and I'll buy something tomorrow when I get paid. They even told me I should return my sephora stuff to buy theirs.. what? .. Anyway, the foundation he put was like two shades darker than my skin. What was he thinking? Geez. One thing is other kiosks trying to lure you in, but when it's makeup ones.. ugh. 
Ask The Experts
I got an interview, guys! I'm, as they say, scaroused. I'm so scared to mess up! What do I wear?? Should I put on a bit more makeup to show them I'm a serious addict? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Stores & Services
I was invited to attend the Square One Opening Party here in Toronto. When I showed up, SAs were shouting and dancing and the music was blasting! They stamped my hand ("with an everlasting Sephora tattoo!") and I entered heaven.   I'm not over-exaggerating, either. The whole store was brand spanking new, with never-before-swatched products galore! I even got to peel a few products open There were also products that haven't come out in other stores/online yet, so that was a neat surprise !   There were lots of servers walking around with glasses of strawberry champagne, sparkling lime water, and lots of yummy little snacks (cheesecake pops, fig tartlets, chocolate cupcakes, etc.). Oh, and there was a DJ.    The SAs were still of the genuinely happy to help variety, not yet battle scarred by months of terrible customers   It turned out to be a really amazing event! I walked around smiling and had a really great time! To me, this event was way better than the Rouge thing a few weeks ago. Anyway, here are some photos I managed to snap:   A YSL set I've never seen before:   UD Basics 2!!   Nars Audacious lippies:   At some point during the evening, the SAs all stopped what they were doing and did a full choreographed dance!     My Sephora 'tattoo' Opening up a fresh jar of Caudalie My swatches started getting out of control   And here's what I ended up getting! (I'm in my eyeliner phase, don't judge me.) We also all got a gift bag full of goodies - no purchase required - from a beautiful tall model when we left!   Inside the gift bag (it also included a $25 gift card!) Just had to take a photo of the cutest mini fragrance bottle!
Sephora.com
I'm fairly new to ebates compared to most ladies on BT. I've never seen the percentage so high? Have you?
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Lips
Zadidoll just posted this find from Urban Decay's website and I have to say I'm smitten.  $39 and not yet for sale on their website, but I'm sure it will be available soon.  Assuming it will also be available on Sephora at some point?    The set contains six deluxe minis with three new shades, Ladyflower (bright rose-pink), Crush and Illicit (sheer baby pink) and three bestsellers Gash, Liar and F-Bomb.  Also included is a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone.   What do you think?             
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Beauty Confessions
--closed-- Box of awesome high end items and unicorns, show me yours and I'll show you mine, lol. While I’m not “ancient”, I’ve been on BeautyTalk WAY longer than I ever expected and have made some very good friends….as well as been enabled into getting WAY more makeup, lol. It is getting a bit overwhelming and as much as I like pretty things, my style is more minimalist, so I don’t reaaally need 6 or 7 jars of Guerlain meteorites etc. To help revamp/reorganize my stash as well as having some fun with the awesome friends I’ve made, I’m doing the LUV TB.    It contains lots of makeup that I love but never use, altho I couldn’t bear to part with any perfumes or majority of the skincare, so you ladies will have to make up for it along the way. Keep it classy, with high end and preferably new or lightly used things. No drugstores. Since it’s got tons of expensive items, I asked people I trust who are interested, so the box is closed. If it goes well, I may do another one next year when I've accumulated enough treasures. =P   Expand below to see the rules, taken from the awesome roxystar4 and slightly simplified:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) * 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 ■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ DON'T swatch items from the box.  ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Do’s ♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully!  ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in.   Allowed: ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!) Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands  ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized ☆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*********   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. * 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■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB.■ DON'T swatch items from the box. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.Do’s♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not.♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM.♥ Package things carefully! ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in. Allowed:☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!)☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)Not allowed:☆Pre-made samples☆ NO used/swatched lip wands ☆Heavily used items☆ Drugstore items☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized☆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********* 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.   Positions are flexible as long as you let me know a couple days beforehand. Right now here's the list: ChicDabbler ghkim katief241981 rikkie AznAngelLiz Missie772 beethousand WendyOMGWar DesertRose0706 Britlee303 anb0906 jellybean917 wingatprsct BeautyJunkie325 mlmac LindenAnn kalex thesupergirl RJAMLT KITKAT2383 It's my first box, so I'm capping it at 20. Wait list: - Sparklekai - myxducky - Oklady2013   That's all, have fun ladies! XD
Hauls
there are 4 KVD palettes added in sale section. Hurry up girls
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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.      
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Products
My love for Sephora continues. I was sent a comped, brand new, full sized Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel (launching 08-26-14) to review. I will use it for the first time tonight, so check back to this post if the product interests you.    
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Sephora Show & Tell
Happy Mani Friday! This week's mani is brought to you buy Nails Inc's Alexa Chung Fabric Collection, specially Alexa Lace and Cashmere . Since you know I always give you guys the *real* real, I will say that the "lace" polish is essentially a fine matte red glitter. However it is quite pretty from afar, and if you squint your eyes it does kind of have a lacey effect (just don't pile it on, you need your base color to show through). It's a cool "nail art" effect for folks who don't really *do* nail art (or folks who can't wear it to work, which...the horror...). What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!    Lastly, a small announcement. Your favorite Community Manager (that'd be me) is getting married next Friday (!!), so I will be MIA for the next two weeks. But never fear! I have scheduled manis to post for your enjoyment; I just won't be around to chop it up with you guys in the comments. Wish me luck! 
Beauty Confessions
Not applying or playing, but just looking all the pretty colors and how you have them displayed?  This is a bit of a beauty confession but looking at my collection makes me happy and inspires me.
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Makeup
Has anyone seem or heard about this?!?!?
Eyes
I typically use sunscreens that are for the face and body like banana boat, coppertone, or basically any brand that you can find at the drugstore. All of the ones I get say not to put it around your eyes, but I feel like I should do something to protect that area of skin because I never do anything like wear sunglasses to protect my skin. Does sunscreen for your eye area even exist, and if so, does anyone have a good recommendation? 
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Acne
UGH--so busy today and didn't get a chance to check out the sale section today There was a huge markdown on the Tarte cheek stain set and the MUFE set but it looks like its out of stock already!    Still--lots of other goodies at great prices there! Lots off OCC and the some Smashbox LE items
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Beauty Confessions
How about a little spin on "what are you wearing"? I'm putting myself out there right now with a not very flattering "before" and a much more forgiving "after." Come and join me in some transformation magic!    Before:   After:   The Tools:
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Oily
I have oily skin, but I am fond of the dewy glowing look! Not the oily shining look! I want to know exactly how I can create this look? I know I need to do strong oil control at skin care and base, so that I can use a dewy/glowy foundation.  But I see on Korean girls, even before makeup their skin is SUPER glowing.  How can I get that???   I was trying to attach a photo but somehow I can't I'll figure how to attach a photo. Pls advise me how oily skin can get glowing dewy skin without the oily shine!!!! thank you!!!!  
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Ask The Experts
So I desperately need either a leave on conditioner treatment, mask or oil for my hair. I get split ends like crazy(i guess it doesn't help that I straighten out my hair often) also maybe if I could know of any hair product that also helps with frizzy and really wavy hair. Thank you I'd really appreciate it! 
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Makeup
Hi ladies!   In about a week and a half, I will be going on a trip to New Zealand for two weeks. I'm super excited Obviously I cannot carry all my skincare and liquid foundation etc. in their original containers, so I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for travel-size bottles and containers? The Sephora brand sets don't have such great reviews unfortunately      
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Acne
i need a eye serum that really works and works with the clarisonic opal thinking of getting.
Face
Hi I'm new here.  I'm looking to start using a primer but I've never used that before.  My skin is very oily and usually whithin 2-3 hours my foundation stops working.  My face will start getting oily again.  Or are there any other suggestions to help my makeup last longer and face less oily??
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Makeup
I need somewhere to track all of the awesomeness of this collection. Below is what I've read will be released, but I haven't seen any pictures, so post if you find any!! I know all of those lipsticks will be coming to live with me.. and the lip pencil, and probably the eye shadows, and really anything that can be described as 'sparkling chunky gold' needs to be mind.    Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection:  Lipsticks:  Sahara: (Matte) Yellowish Brick-Red Riri VS: Vivid Blush Red Amplified Cream Sin: Deep Dark Blue Red (Matte) Deep Love: Deep Raspberry Blue Wine (Matte) Lip Pencil: Vino: Intense Violet Purple Eye Shadows: Graphic Style:  Deep Silver Veluxe Pearl Original Plexi: Soft Muted White and Pearl Frost Carbon Black: Intense Matte Black Bold Babe: Greyish Blue with Pearl Frost Blackberry: Muted Burgundy - Plum Brown (Matte) Crystal: Violet DuoChrome w/ Pearlized Pigments (Frost) Greasepaint Stick: B* Bright Yellow Blue Intense Black Superslick Liquid Eyeliner: On the Hunt: True Black Chromographic Pencil: Black Basic Red: Primary Red Powder Blush: Crazed Imagination Sheertone Shimmer Sculpt and Shape Powder: Bone Beige Emphasis Nude Cream / Tan Set Powder: Invisible Pigment: Rock Red - Sparkling Burgundy Zoom Fast Black Lash: Deepest Black Lashes: 7 Length - Natural Everyday Glam  Glitter: Gold - Sparkling Chunky Gold 3D Black - Black Glitter and silver holographic mixed in Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy: Red with multi changing pearlized pigments (Pearl) Formidable: Teal Green with Pink Multi-changing pearlized pigments (Pearl)         EEEeeee!!! So excited   Anyone else shivering with antici..........         ...pation???
Acne
I see that lots of others have had the same trouble with missing samples. I hardly ever shop at the Sephora store just because they never have any samples at all.  :-(   So I order online especially to try out new things. Some of my favorites have been discoveries I've made only because of samples, e.g., Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Aventure: Once I tried the sample, I couldn't wait to buy it! (I actually got it at the store, because I couldn't wait!) So it is just so, so disappointing when I don't get the samples along with my order. It happened again today. I tore apart all the packaging and the paper filler and everything, just couldn't believe my Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation sample wasn't in there, especially since it is listed on the packing slip. But it's not there. I could understand if they ran out of a particular sample and replaced it with something else, but that's not the case. This is not the first time it's happened, either. I've always felt like, well, it's a freebie, I shouldn't complain, but now it's happened again and I do feel like it shouldn't be offered if it's not going to be fulfilled. My customer experience: Not So Good.
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Makeup
I'm planning my fall outfits and I decided that mostly I will wear this cool style. However what kind of makeup do you think I should do?  I was thinking something simple like glowing skin and ponytail and maybe a red lip???   I'm just curious what you guys think... Thanks
Ask The Experts
For quite a while I've had lines/wrinkles under my eyes and i can't understand why. I'm 18, what would you recommend to get rid of them?
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Eyes
Need recommendations for brow pencil.  Thin brows; aging brows; light brown/blond hair