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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 Day 40,12/19/14 - 1) Revlon Kissable lipbalm in Lovesick; 2) NARS satin lip pencil in Hyde Park Day 41,12/20/14 - 1) Estee Lauder Pure Envy-?? 2) NARS Satin pencil in Luxemburg (repeat) Day 42,12/21/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer lip colour - Hot Raspberry Day 43,12/22/14 - BITE Beauty lipstick in Zin Day 44,12/23/14 - Milani lipstick - Uptown Mauve Day 45,12/24/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Ruby Murray Day 46,12/25/14 - Revlon - Cherries in the Snow Day 47,12/26/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick - Fanny
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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?  
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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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Beauty Confessions
What did you get this holiday season?! Post a list - or post a picture!   If you didn't get any presents this year, how are you spending your weekend in preparation for the New Year?
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Fragrance
  Its that time again!!  Bring your punch, cookies, and snacks! Bring the glitter, fun and holiday cheer!   If you dont have a Christmas party to attend, or your family is far away this is for you!    Merry Christmas BT!
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Beauty Confessions
SO EXCITED this started for Rouges today!! I was going nuts last night waiting to buy the contents of my cart.   I got:   Ole Henriksen unwrap your radiance B&B City Waves set B&B Make it Big set Tarte Glamazon lipstick in Bold and Playful Tarte Park Avenue Princess palette Stila In the Light palette   Missed out on the Benefit 3 Scoops o' Sexy, so hopefully that comes back in stock later on!   What did you beauties buy?
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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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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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Beauty Confessions
So I've seen a couple of threads for specific Spring 2015 launches (MUFE 50 Shades, Nars, etc). I thought it would be cool to post any and all new collection releases/launches in the same thread. I was searching around trying to find the newest stuff and scout out my next purchases. Here's what I've found so far:   Dior Spring 2015 - Kingdom of Colors (Images from A Bit Of Blusher)     Guerlain Spring 2015 (Images from Rouge Deluxe) Isn't this collection so cute?!?!   
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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."  
Ask The Experts
Anyone know of what Sephora is doing for Boxing Day?  .....I believe it's Black Friday down in the states? Never been to Sephora on Boxing Day. I heard that they might be selling some leftover's from Black Friday.
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Lips
Beauties, how Audacious have you gotten?    I need to get some of these and am going to swatch tomorrow.   If you have Audacious lippies, show us what colors you've picked up, and share what other colors you're still lusting after.   Just from looking at swatch sheets last month, (on Temptalia I think) I saw about 15 I wanted   How about you?   Also, hat tip to jemly for inspiring this thread
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Beauty Insider
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?
Ask The Experts
The past two spring breaks/summers I didn't wear very much sunscreen. I went to Florida two springs ago, got a sunburn on my face... peeling later. I then went to the beach that summer... and burned my face pretty badly again. Then last spring break, I went to Puerto Rico and got a blistering sun burn on my face. I have never blistered before and determined that it was from the doxycycline that my dermatologist had prescribed for my acne. They told me I just needed to wear sunscreen and never said anything else. If I had known how much doxycycline makes you sensitive, I would have never gone out in the sun at all! That burn left me with lines under my eyes and hyper pigmentation on random parts of my body that I missed with sunscreen (stripe on my leg and arms). So basically I have vowed to never get sunburn/tan again! However, I am left with enlarged pores and oily skin on my face... I was always oily but to me my pores are bigger... or I might just be over analyzing. But seriously if anyone has a similar situation and/or suggestions on what would help that would be great. Is it too late to fix pores?
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Makeup
I didn't know exactly where to post this but here goes. For any of you interested in buying Naked 3 or already own it like I do..    I bought the Naked 3 as soon as it came out, I remember having to wait two weeks for it because it got delayed during bad weather some place. I received it, and that excitement wore off real quick. I swatched it and was happy with the colors.. but once it was on my eyes, I wasn't blown away. So, there's one makeup product that I got caught up in the hype with and it ended up being a boring ol' thing. It's easily one of the very few palettes that doesn't get any love. I think in total I've used it four times. The last time I had used it, I noticed 3 of the shadows popped out. It has never been dropped, ever.. yet here's these shadows popping out. Then another. WELL. They were so easy to depot, I just did so right now and put them in a Z palette provided by the wonderful DiVWA. I took all of them out because quite frankly, they were all pretty lose. Why do i care so much about an item I don't actually use? Because, I paid money for it, and for the amount it's worth, I shouldn't have problems with it coming off its palette. It doesn't get hit by direct sunlight so it's not like that's what caused the sticky glue to wear off.  I don't recommend this palette to anyone, the colors i'm sure you can find dupes of, but if you want something that stays put, the packaging isn't going to protect your shadows if it DOES fall.  I just wish it weren't too late for me to return this item, but it is, unfortunately. 
Beauty Insider
I'm definitely done for 2014, and I qualified for Rouge with $3 to spare. I would be shocked to requalify next year, but I suppose you never know. But if I do, I need all the help I can get.    So do you ever decide to stop buying towards the end of the year so your purchases will count towards next year's spend total? Or do you know that you'll qualify for Rouge ten times over anyway, so it really makes no difference either way?
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Eyes
I received my first order from Colourpop today. 1 lippie stix and one eye shadow. I just wanted to see what all the buzz was about and try them for myself. For that price it couldn't hurt, right?   I LOVE the lippie. It's similar to the shades that I've been wearing that cost lots more. I got Dahlia and it's a beautiful dark red.   I a BRAND NEW to eye shadow. Like completely clueless. But I was intrigued by this shade and decided to give it a try. It's called So Quiche. And it's kind of an olive green that is goldish with pink sparkles. Hard to explain. Colourpop calls it the queen of eye shadows.   I just tried it on. AND I LOVE IT! I love the sparkle. I wasn't sure if I wanted sparkly eye shadow, but I LOVE the sparkle.   Apparently, I'm into sparkly eye shadow. So bring on the recommendations!!! 
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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!
Lips
everyone who has darker skin shades please feel free to respond, or if you do not have a darker skin tone but know of lipstick shades that may work for all skin tones please reply (:
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Makeup
 I saw these on anothere site. SOOO excited!
Ask The Experts
I need a moisturizer or serum? I am 50 normal skin, don't like anything heavy. Trying not to use a lot of products. Need firming, have hyperpigmentaion . So confused. Help!
Face
I know that it should be lighter but exactly how lighter, btw I am using color 55 deep cocoa Sephora brand liquid foundation. But I am interested in NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and don't know what shade to use.
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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!!!    
Acne
So, initial welcome gift for Rouge is the Bite lip mini. Year Two we all get/got the FX nail polish.    Anyone got the scoop on what Year Three re-qualifying gift will be? I wonder if they are going to stick with the red/Rouge theme or shift away from that over time? Myself, I am hoping it's back to BITE, but a mini Rouge-exclusive color in the High Pigment Pencil. Whatever it is, I doubt it will be a Nars product, since they are doing the b-day gift.
Makeup
So I've been waiting for a few of the MUFE pro shadows that are OOS, set up email notification for the ones I want so I know asap if they are back, but seriously it's been a few months and rather than the few I'm after turning up again it seems like more and more of the shadows are joining the ranks of the OOS! It's as though the makeup deities are against letting me have what I want!   Do I just keep waiting? Would whining to someone employed by Sephora help? Logically it seems like the better course of action is to find another brand of shadows to try out - UD singles look like they might be a promising option...maybe...As long as I don't have to get one of the naked palettes. I know, I know, everyone and their mother's cousin's sister's half-niece loves at least one of the three naked palettes - but I don't. The naked palettes and the matte naked basics feature a ton of shades that I realistically know I'd never use, so why spend all that money just for the few shades I'd want? (whispers-like-they-do-on-stage-or-when-drunk-and- the-music-suddenly-stops: grey is actually a neutral too, make up manufacturer people, just sayin'...) I tend to be drawn to brands that provide me the ability to choose my own color options so I don't feel like I'm trying to pick the least awful or half-decent option from a group of palettes that are someone else's idea of colors that work together.   So, anyone have any advice? Opinions on the UD singles? Would rather I take my novel-length postings elsewhere? (You could just tell me in a PM if the last one is the case, you know...)
Makeup
Just wanted to spread the good news that Illamasqua is having a 50-70% off sale over on their site right now.  Prime opportunity for us USA residents to get some deals on products we can't have in store anymore.    I plan on taking advantage and getting my precious havoc eyeliner in bulk on sale for $13.   What will you buy?
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Beauty Confessions
So I know a lot of people just want to vent out their shopping experiences at makeup stores and such. Sometimes you have a funny or an infuriating tale to tell, but you hesitate to post because it might be on a thread of "Oh hey, skincare."    So let's start fresh and post our crazy experiences here, thanks to heartsmyface for giving me the idea!    I'll start with what happened today at Ulta.   I got a 20 percent discount coupon, this was my second time coming back because I was still on the fence on what to buy. Unfortunately what I really wanted wasn't there (Benfit's set of tints and balms).  I decided to go for bareminerals kit which has a lot of stuff in there AND for the first time ever, eyelashes.   I was at the line and I told the lady that was checking me out if I could go switch the box I had because I was a bit unsure about the color.. she told me "Oh yeah, this definitely looks like the wrong color." Keep in mind I had medium which is my skin tone and well, bareminerals is a bit confusing with their stuff, especially for a newbie to the brand. I asked her what she thought I should get and she suggested a tannish one.. Um. I'm not the fairest in the land, but I know my skin tone isn't cocoa, I don't know if she misunderstood me or what but I was definitely like "Oh... yeah, nevermind, I'll just take this one."    So she charged me, I handed her a 100 dollar bill, she gave me the receipt and went to go answer the phone, I don't know if they should do that but I do find it a bit rude. She came back and asked me "Oh, was there anything else you needed?" And I said "Yeah, my money back."  And believe it or not, she had forgotten. In that one minute she was away, she forgot that she in fact did not give me my 61 dollars and four cents back. LOL. She did apologize, but .. due to this, I don't think I want to go back there again. Also, Ulta staff is never friendly, one time a girl worker was being obnoxious because of my Jeffrey Campbell boots, and now when she sees me it's like she's seeing Satan.     
Face
I am looking for a liquid foundation... I have oily skin and break out on my forehead and jaw line, I am not too worried about full coverage though, I would rather have something light to medium so my skin feels like it can breathe. A lot of my current makeup is matte so i am really interested in something illuminating and dewy...Have been reading about Yves Saint Laurent le teint touche eclat illuminating foundation, Diorskin nude skin-glowing makeup, Nars sheer glow foundation...I live too far from a store to go try things so just want some insight! 
Makeup
Does anybody know when they will be realeasing to vib? I thought it would be today.
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Nails
I'm loving this nail polish from Nails Inc. I used the superfood base coat, Nailkale in Victoria and finished it off with the 45 second top coat.  The color is so rich and easy to apply.