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.
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 -
Ok, this is going to be long....hopefully someone can give me some advice. I found the Blemish Banisher kit on Sephora.com and picked it up in the store. My acne breakouts have been crazy lately and all the great reviews gave me so much hope that maybe this could be the thing to finally turn my skin around. The first night I used the kit, it immediately made my skin feel better. The next morning, the EradiKate had significantly reduced the size and redness of my cystic pimples. Fast forward a about four more days, and my skin is SO ITCHY and dry! I also first noticed a patch of little itchy bumps, like a rash, on my left cheek. Today I noticed it on the other side two in two different places. Tonight the itching on my face is bothering me so much I just can't use the kit whatsoever, even though I really wish I could apply the EradiKate again because it has been helping my pimples decrease in size a lot which is nice. Downside though is I am breaking out more after starting to use this, but not sure if it was caused by the kit or it was just going to happen anyways. I do find the Detox Cleanser to be a little drying (once I rinse it off, my face feels more tight), and the Oil Free Moisturizer stings a little when I apply it. I wouldn't consider my skin to be sensitive to products whatsoever. Even though I have acne prone skin, nothing has ever given me a rash or adverse reaction. I've gotten dry skin from overwashing or using harsh products with 10% benzoyl peroxide, etc....but never this bad and usually it was during the winter and I just didn't moisturize enough. I've been using this kit as directed, and I think the EradiKate is the reason behind the dry itchy skin but the rashes I honestly have no idea how those came about because i don't apply the EradiKate anywhere near over on the sides of my cheeks (I do not have acne there)... Has anyone else had a not so great experience with it? Should I only not be using EradiKate every night? Also, the EradiKate is supposed to dry up the pimples...but how do I remove all that dry skin afterwards (like going out the next day and not having flakes everywhere?)...simply moisturizing doesn't help. I feel like exfoliating would be the only thing to help but that would further irritate my skin. Not to mention, I'm breaking out even more.. ANY advice would be appreciated. Maybe I should just try Philosophy's Clear Days Ahead kit...I don't know.
(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!!!
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
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 (saw swatches on muse's site- so pretty!) 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?
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!
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.
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?
Has anyone got this brush set from sephora? I would like to know if I should buy it, since I need a good brush set? http://www.sephora.com/brush-collection-P390019?sk uId=1643246 At this moment, I have the following : http://www.sephora.com/classic-mini-mineral-brush- 45-5-P384691?skuId=1566595 http://www.sephora.com/pro-kabuki-brush-43-P313022 ?skuId=1419506 http://www.sephora.com/look-color-in-the-eye-brush -capsule-P379208?skuId=1504919
When do you start wrapping Christmas presents? This year, surprisingly, my boyfriend has been super speedy and proactive. I have wrapped nothing and everything is sitting in a pile on my dining room table. I have zero motivation and wonder who's in the same boat?
I really need a brush for a liquid foundation and the lady at sephora recommended the sephora collection airbrush #56. however, it's so expensive! i've seen a lot of beauty vloggers rave about the real techniques brushes, but are they really that good? they're just so cheap that it seems to good to be true. if not, which brands/brushes are your favourites? http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection/expert-f ace-brush - i've also had my eye on this brush for liquid foundation.
I made the mistake of doing my eyebrows myself. At the time I was unable to get my brows and thought it would be easy to do them myself. I trimmed them down too low. They are uneven and I took too much off in the front of my right brow. The end of my right brow looks like it may be thinning. They are growing in slow. Some of the new hairs are thin like baby hairs. My hairs may be coming in slow and thin due to years of having them plucked. Is there any products thats are guaranteed to make eyebrow hairs grow back in?
Which color should i get in hourglass foundation? I have combination skin...my forehead and nose area gets oily ...I'm south Asian..I have medium skin with slight yellow undertone.Currently I'm using CLINIQUE Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup in 19-sand color and Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Color 320 Bisque W.I also have sensitive skin... And will Dior foundation good for my skin? I wanted to try Dior foundation as well
Don't be shy! I want to know how many Sephora points you have banked up. I currently have 1229 points. I find it kind of embarrassing when they tell me how many points I have, I spend WAY too much money at Sephora! lol.
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?!?!
i'm looking for a more matte foundation with a medium-full coverage as i have a really oily t zone with acne/scars that i would want to cover. i've had my eye on a few, so please tell me if you've tried them and have a similar skin type! Nars Sheer Matte Foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and if you had any other suggestions that would be really great! (also open to primer suggestions)
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
Hi all I am a 32 year old newly single woman and have wanted to try makep for work but I don have much time in the morning and well really done know how! Please help me. I just want some coverage and something quick and easy.
My normal routine( for both day and night ) :neutrogena oils free acne wash in pink grapefruit and then i moisturized with neutrogena's oils free moisture for combination skin. I've been using these products for a while now (around 1-2 yrs) but as of the end of summer 2014 I've been breaking out a lot. I've been breaking out all over my cheeks and jawline. I don't know if its time for me to switch products or if its the dramatic change in weather/sleeping patterns/stress all i know is that i don't like it and its causing me to have a low self esteem because i never in my life broke out so much before. below i attached a image incase it will help with finding a product( i apologize in advance for the disgusting image LOL) please note that I'm 18 college freshman on a budget so i'm looking for an inexpensive product that is effective
Hello Ladies, As i explore make up, my local sephora has the dior holiday palette 2014 in stock. I am thinking to get it for me. What's your take on it? I dont have many eyeshadows n I really liked the colors in this palette. And it looks great for my travel too I have a 10% off card so I thought i could splurge on this one.... Thanks!