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What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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BEAUTY MASTER TopazBeth / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Please teach an eyeshadow class. I would be first in line and give you all my money. see post
RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY
Ok so I've been wanting to make this thread for a while. I've also been wanting to start a "random thoughts" thread...but I figured I'd separate the categories so that at least the "beauty" one is on the front page, rather than hidden in off topic. So, have a beauty-related thought but don't think it's worth starting a thread about ? Post it here !   today I got a facial at an extraordinarily nice spa. A real treat. And the results were immediate and truly great. But guys: she pulled out a clarisonic and a foamy cleanser for that first initial cleanse, and I nearly had a heart attack. Great for a lot of people but most of you know how I feel about those things !!!!!! Overall, as I said, it was great and my skin is happy. But sheesh.   _____________   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD HERE:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212   (have fun wasting even more time in the...) VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD !!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/td-p/1826210
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HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
glad to hear it went well! :) see post
Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Take 3)
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun! Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it. A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it. Thanks for sharing. Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure if something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting. Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal. If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, share it here. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Sephora-Sale s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
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BEAUTY WHIZ Angiedawn13 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I swear it was just the water controlling swear word....nothing too scandalous!  see post
Beauty Pet Peeves
What are your beauty pet peeves?   Here are a few of mine   When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh.   I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house.  Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all.  I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got.  I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol   Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh   So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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HALL OF FAMER MSena / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hahaha  should I put on a mustache/beard to finish the look?    I guess people never know with me :) I let them keep guessing for funsies.  see post
Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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HALL OF FAMER njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've used it on my eye and it's gorgeous, very pigmented, glittery but not chunky at all...the closest I could compare it to would be Nars Outer Limit eyeshadow.   EDI... see post
Lipstick Playground
Hello there my fellow lipstick junkies!   This thread is a playground for all lipstick junkies out there. A place where we can share anything about our darlings. Because... c'mon! We need our personal space to play, right? Please, feel free to share anything and everything about your lovelies: hand/lip swatches, your staples, must haves, loved ones, not so loved ones, "fails", nasty lil buggers, lipstick of the day , new acquisitions, old flames, experiments, creative stuff, thoughts on lippies, challenges... lots and lots of photos, of course... You get the picture...  "Anything goes!" ( to quote our lovely DiVWA )   Post, share, discus, and the most important thing - have fun!   I declare our lippie playground officially open!     Lippie junkies united!!!
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HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
1. Tom Ford Forbidden pink 2. YSL Rouge pur couture in 52 3. Tom Ford Ruby rush 4. Tom Ford Flamingo 5. Tom Ford Pink Tease   Actually, I'm not sure......I'm glad ... see post
Weekly Color Challenge V.2.0
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Moss Green! Moss Green! Hey folks! Come join me in a color challenge!   The [original] rules: Each week (Sunday- Saturday) there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun! For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to Shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!   Sprytely edition addition:  I will be adding some fun (hopefully, lol) bonus challenges. Let us know if your look qualifies for a bonus!    Schedule Jan 24-March 5th: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible! Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss green Feb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silver Feb 14-Feb 20th: pink Feb 21-Feb 27: bronze Feb 28-March 5: white* *super challenge Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible!Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss greenFeb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silverFeb 14-Feb 20th: pinkFeb 21-Feb 27: bronzeFeb 28-March 5: white**super challenge   Moss Green can be described as either a dark green colour with a tint of yellow or as a pale greyish green color (like that of lichen). Browns (even orange-leaning ones and bronzes) and golds would look great with a darker moss green, as would yellows and deep teal. Taupes, greys, and creamier whites and yellows would look good with the lighter version.     Swatches and Inspiration: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bonus Challenges: Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Complement with gold. -Have fun and use false lashes once this week! (Probably an evening or weekend look would be best for that!) -green lips! -Complement with gold.-Have fun and use false lashes once this week! (Probably an evening or weekend look would be best for that!)-green lips!  
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HALL OF FAMER vegchililover78 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Velvet Matte looks great! see post
Fabulous February Hauls
I didn't see a February Haul thread...and it is February.  So, since I'm up early I decided to start one.  Romance is in the air, so hauls for you or others count.  Can't wait to see what you have found and hauled!    
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HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The pixi glow mud cleanser is great. Now you just need to try the tonic! ;) see post
Daily Skincare - what are you using?
Often people ask for recommendations on a skincare routine or for specific products/combinations.  This might be a place to share your everyday skincare, both AM and PM.  A skincare "what are you wearing" as it were.  Hope this is useful.   *Age - 40 Skin type - oily/combination Current skin condition - quite dehydrated (winter/indoor heating)*   01/17/16 - AM skincare in the order I used 1. Nude Jelly cleanser (love) 2. Pixi Glow tonic (5% glycolic toner - love) 3. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Spritz (sample) 4. Radical Skincare Youth Infusion serum - hydrating and anti-ageing (new to me.  Testing) 5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (like) 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream (really like as an AM moisturizer)   I will try to post PM skincare tonight so the post can be comprehensive.   General comments - Okay skin.  Apparently the age between 38-42 is a transformational time in hormones (dehydrated skin/spots), so I am more aware of how my skin performs/reacts .  My skincare definitely has more "actives" now than before.
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HALL OF FAMER Grahamcrackers / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mocha, do you realize you've just MADE MY DECADE??? see post
Which limited edition products and collections are must have and which to skip?
We've all felt the pain of those items that we would have gotten, should have gotten but now must pay way to much to buy from re-sellers.  Maybe collective BT minds can identify (while still in stock) the limited edition must haves. My recents...the Dior Nude illuminating powder (spring 2016) is a pass.  The Chanel Ribbon blush spring 2016) is a maybe.  The YSL Gypsy Opale and Indie Jaspie (face powder and eye shadow) sold out within hours of the YSL site pre-release (it just went live on NM). Anyone have any thoughts on currently available or soon to be limited editions?
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HALL OF FAMER spikeorrn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
And askenjuri enabled me by starting that thread.  Most of my prized pretties and best deals were enabled by the lovely ladies of BT. Glad to have returned the favor.  see post
The Canadian Peeps! Deals, News, Events & Whatever!
A place for the Canadian peeps to post deal, events, news and anything beauty related!   Previous thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/The-Cana dian-Peeps/m-p/814937#M43578   LINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN BT THREADS   What's new on the Canadian site today http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-Ne w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   Promo codes for Canadians http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-ACTIVE-CAN ADIAN-PROMO-CODES-LIST-1/td-p/2147005   Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Sephor a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604         FYI: Sephhora now has a Canadian FB account and a Canadian IG account!   ps wanna join some fun outside BT, PM me for details
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HALL OF FAMER Brie514 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow! I seriously doubted it existed. I will definitely renew my efforts to get on the Quebec list tomorrow!    Thanks!    Moor maybe we should just swap? Would proba... see post
Best liquid lipstick?
I do this periodically.  I can't judge liquid lipsticks.  Yes, I can tell the difference between 1,000 red regular lipsticks but the liquid ones leave me confused.  So, to update my never ending question, which liquid lipstick is your must have?  Brand, shade, both, whatever.  Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You know I can go on about this subject for DAYS.  But the short of it is:   Best formula: - Jeffree Star - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stila - TheBalm (I only have... see post
The Deals To Good to Pass Up Deal Sharers Traveling Box
This box is open to deal lovers who regularly contribute to the Deals Too Good to Pass Up Thread . I know some people are faster at sharing deals, so even those who contribute to conversations (I love reading the conversations almost as much as the deals) without posting deals are eligible. It does not matter if you're relatively new to the boards or trades (I am not looking at hearts or posting history) as long as you're active in the thread.   There are a lot of boxes starting right now, so I may choose to wait a month or two before starting this. Once I determine a start date, I will post the starting items. None of the boxes I've seen look too similar to this one in that they're drug store exclusive (like the lovely dolceloure), genre specific, mostly high-end (like my friend Kateye7), deluxe exclusive, open to used items, etc. I'd like to consider this one a deal box. Regardless of how you came upon the deal (subscription box, kit, GWP, purchased it, etc) or what size it is (foil, deluxe, full-size, etc), it is ok as long as it is new. If there is not enough interest now, I will try again in the fall. I do not want to start in the summer.     Guidelines   Spoiler (Highlight to read) If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now.   Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will ship the box to Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. The first 10 spots in each round will be set aside for each country. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.    New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items.   To start off, I would like no more than 10 people . They are understocked on items for women with darker skin tones, so if you can guarantee new, darker toned items and are a thread contributor, I will make a spot for you (up to 20 people).    All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible.    While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day.   We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.    Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.    I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc.   There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins. Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item or even 3 if the item is large.    If you decide to sign up, please request your spot and items you may be interested in trading for. We may have your items and may not include them unless we specifically see someone requesting them. If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now. Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will ship the box to Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. The first 10 spots in each round will be set aside for each country. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.  New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items. To start off, I would like no more than 10 people. They are understocked on items for women with darker skin tones, so if you can guarantee new, darker toned items and are a thread contributor, I will make a spot for you (up to 20 people).  All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible.  While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day. We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.  Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.  I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc. There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins.Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item or even 3 if the item is large.  If you decide to sign up, please request your spot and items you may be interested in trading for. We may have your items and may not include them unless we specifically see someone requesting them.     Participants   Spoiler (Highlight to read) *Number placement is tentative. Once I post the official start date and starting contents, I can move them around as needed. I just want to lay the framework now. Round One (US members only) 1. laketom 2. 3. 4. 5. treecup 6. 7. ElleElleG 8. 9. 10.   Round Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.   Waitlist Round One   Waitlist Round Two *Number placement is tentative. Once I post the official start date and starting contents, I can move them around as needed. I just want to lay the framework now.Round One (US members only)1. laketom2.3.4.5. treecup6.7. ElleElleG8.9.10. Round Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round)1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10. Waitlist Round One Waitlist Round Two  
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You are absolutely welcome. Which spot would you like? see post
Upcoming BITE Beauty Releases
With all of the various threads dedicated to particular brands, I thought it would be fun to have one specifically for BITE Beauty. This thread is for talking about current products, upcoming releases and general brand love!   Upcoming: Amuse Bouche Lipstick line (to replace Luminous Crème line)  | awaiting details....   Current: Matte Crème Lip Crayon | Pastille, Red Velvet, Blood Orange, Pink Lady, Rosehip, Blanc $24                                                           http://www.sephora.com/product/P387705 Luminous Crème Lipstick | Bellini, Mimosa, Kir Royale (LE) $24              http://www.sephora.com/product/P283903 Past Releases: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE) (Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE) (Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE) (Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE) (CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE) (US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent) Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent) (CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) (CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)  (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE)(Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE)(Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE)(Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE)(CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE)(US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent)Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent)(CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)(CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent) 
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HALL OF FAMER kethry70 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A few colors really did restock - Cava for one :)   i was was actually wondering if they might do one big restock between announcement and official date - it would sct... see post
Where do you store your makeup?
I have little plastic, circular makeup rack type thing I bought from Walmart awhile back that I've been using to keep all my makeup in, but I've officially run out of room. I know some of you have vanities, but for those of you that don't, where do you keep your makeup? How do you organize it? I've seen some nice, big organizers online, but they seem way too expensive to me. I like having all my makeup in one place, and I hate the clutter of makeup sprawled across a bathroom counter or thrown in a drawer. Do you guys have any suggestions for a good storage system for an expanding makeup collection?
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BEAUTY GURU ajf1 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The labels warmed my heart! see post
Active Point Perks/Rewards #9: The Bigger and Better Edition
Updated: 2/2 at 1!:05pm EST   Hi everyone!   If you have any suggestions for making this list better, please let me know! Send me a pm or post below!     LEGEND: OOS will be posted in a spoilers tab *= denotes that it was recently OOS but I need to verify Bold = Newly listed   How you can contribute:  Post new perks with a link Pictures of a perk sent by email, etc. Mathematical calculations for value Swatch and show off your new perk for others to see Give a small "review" of whether the point perk/reward was worth it Makeup 100 Points: CLINIQUE  Even Better Makeup SPF 1 5 ( 0.41 oz - in Neutral) BUXOM  Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (0.03 oz) Urban Decay  Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (0.06 oz) Spoiler (Highlight to read) SEPHORA Ultra Shine Lip Gloss (0.1 oz) Murad Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence  ( 0.17 oz ) Lancôme   CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base  (0.07 oz) SEPHORA Ultra Shine Lip Gloss (0.1 oz)MuradHydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence (0.17 oz)Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base (0.07 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) BOBBI BROWN  Smokey Eye Mascara (0.1 oz) CLINIQUE  Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (0.17 oz) -Cream Caramel -Golden LANCÔME  HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara (0.135 oz) BOBBI BROWN Smokey Eye Mascara (0.1 oz)CLINIQUE Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (0.17 oz)-Cream Caramel-GoldenLANCÔME HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara (0.135 oz) Skincare 100 Points: Estée Lauder  Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II  ( 0.1 oz) Josie Maran  Pure Argan Milk™ Intensive Hydrating Treatment   (0.33 oz) BELIF The True Cream Aqua Bomb (.34 oz.) FRESH   Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate (0.1 oz) CLINIQUE  Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer  ( 0.24 oz) Murad Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence  ( 0.17 oz) Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil  ( 0.15 oz) FRESH  Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate (0.1 oz) L'OCCITANE  Almond Smoothing Skin Oil (0.5 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb (.34 oz.) BAREMINERALS  SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion (0.25 oz) CAUDALIE  Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (0.33 oz) CLARINS  Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (0.3 oz) CLINIQUE  Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (0.5 oz) CLINIQUE  Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer (0.24 oz)   ORIGINS  High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Cream (0.5 oz) PHILOSOPHY  Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz) PHILOSOPHY  Live Joyously Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz) BELIFThe True Cream Moisturizing Bomb (.34 oz.)BAREMINERALS SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion (0.25 oz)CAUDALIE Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (0.33 oz)CLARINS Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (0.3 oz)CLINIQUE Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (0.5 oz)CLINIQUE Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer (0.24 oz) ORIGINS High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Cream (0.5 oz)PHILOSOPHY Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz)PHILOSOPHY Live Joyously Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz)   Other 100 Points: beautyblender liquid blendercleanser® ITEM   1798040     SIZE   0.5 oz Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat  ( 0.17 oz) Elizabeth and James Nirvana White  ( 0.24 oz) Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black  ( 0.24 oz) Formula X The Colors – Nail Polish  ( 0.13 oz) VITA LIBERATA  pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse (0.84 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES  Mod Noir (0.14 oz) MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES Mod Noir (0.14 oz)   250 Points:   DOLCE&GABBANA  Intenso  ( .16 oz) Gucci Guilty ( 0.15 oz) Stella McCartney  Stella Body Lot ion ( 3.3 oz) Yves Saint Laurent  Black Opium  ( 0.25 oz)   500 Points: Dr. Brandt's Skincare Age Erasers:  - Dr. Brandt Skincare PoreDermabrasion™ Pore Perfecting Exfoliator (0.25 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant (0.25 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More™ (0.085 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare – Needles No More™ 3-D Filler Mask (0.35 oz)   Bobbi Brown Bobbi's Skincare Must Haves: - Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (0.10 oz) - Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream (0.50 oz) - Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil (0.50 oz) - Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector (0.05 oz)   ALTERNA  Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging - CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo (1.35 oz) - CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Conditioner (1.35 oz) - CAVIAR Repair Lengthening Hair & Scalp Elixir (0.35 oz) - CAVIAR CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction (0.85 oz)   Buxom  Objects of Obsession - Mascara Bar Big & Bushy™ in Show-Off Black (0.16 oz) - Hold The Line™ Waterproof Eyeliner in I'll Be Waiting (0.02 oz) - Full-On™ Lip Cream in Kir Royale (0.07 oz) - Full-On™ Lip Polish in Sophia (0.07 oz)   MUFE  Make Up For Ever Artist Color Stars - Artist Liner in Matte Black M-10 (0.01 oz) - Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P (0.1 oz) - Artist Shadow in I-414, M-536, and D-826 (0.001 oz) - Sens'Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser (0.84 oz)   MUFE  Make Up For Ever Backstage Faves - Artist Plexi-Gloss in 304, 202, and 100P (0.025 oz) - Step 1 Skin Equalizer in Hydrating Primer (0.16 oz) - HD Microfinish Powder (0.035 oz) - Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (0.05 oz) - Smoky Extravagant Mascara (0.13 oz)   Night-Out Necessities - Laura Mercier – Foundation Primer - Radiance (0.5 oz) - SEPHORA COLLECTION – The Mascara - Volume, Length & Definition (0.67 oz) - Formula X – The Colors in X ♥ Rouge (0.13 oz) - Buxom – Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly (0.05 oz)    Gym Bag Beauty Basics - SEPHORA COLLECTION Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes (0.101 oz each) - SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Face Powders – Blush, Bronze, Highlight, & Contour in 05 Sweet On You (0.006 oz) - Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel (2 oz) - Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment (0.07 oz) - Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Eau So Fresh (0.04 oz) - Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops (0.06 oz) - Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Face Mask (0.24 oz)   Urban Decay Urban Vices: - Urban Decay Urban Vices Eyeshadow Palette in the following shades: Dope, Hoodoo, Derailed, and Smokeout (4 X 0.02 oz)  - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smokeout (0.03 oz)  - Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (packette)  
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HALL OF FAMER keepra / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Some items I didn't notice above the showed up in the search feature (these are old perks):           see post
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
I was chosen by Sephora to receive lab samples of all the shades in this new product from NARS.  I'm so thankful to Sephora for reaching out and sending me this.  I thought I'd start a thread where I can share my opinion about this line once I start testing it.  I'm sure I'm not the only BTer to receive this so feel free to voice your opinions here as well.  
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HALL OF FAMER LolliLove / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for swatching those next to the TM.  I wear the TM in Alaska every day, so it's a relief to know the coloring is consistent.   ETA: My skin is probably too dry ... see post
Winter/Spring 2016 Releases!
I know it's early... like way early but I've seen a few items posted on different sites that have an early 2016 or spring release date.  Need a place to share this info   So let's share here whatever new product you come across
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HALL OF FAMER darkiceis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Minnie lipstick is so pretty, I wouldn't want to use it. see post
Sephora inside JCP exclusive sets and perks!
This is a thread for Sephora inside JCP exclusives!   They often have some awesome sets and exclusive perks, so if you have one near you, it's definitely worth checking out!   [starting a new thing where I'll keep this top post updated to make things easier ] The links in the spoilers will take to pictures people have posted of the product and barcodes for the freebies! If there isn't a specific link, just look through the thread and chances are, someone will have posted it because people on here are awesome.   And of course, major thank you to all you lovely ladies who follow and post, please keep doing so(:   Exclusive Sets May or may not be exclusive, sometimes I'm not really sure... but either way, they're great. Spoiler (Highlight to read) JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Ultimate Cleanse $34 for 8 deluxe cleanser samples (honestly all a little bigger than deluxe samples) AND you get a certificate to redeem for a full-item (listed below)! Algenist 5 oz Cleanser $38 Boscia 5 oz Cleansing Oil $28 Dr. Jart+ 8.4 oz Dermaclear $32 Josie Maran 6 oz Argan Cleansing Oil $32 Murad 6.75 AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $36 OleHenriksen 7 oz African Red Tea Cleanser $30 Peter Thomas Roth 8 oz Cleansing Gel $38 Philosophy 8 oz Purity Cleanser $24 http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Sep hora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20468 ... Sephora Favorites Fall Into Beauty http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Sep hora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20524 ... JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Skin-Fatuations: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Sep hora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20453 ... JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Ultimate Cleanse$34 for 8 deluxe cleanser samples (honestly all a little bigger than deluxe samples) AND you get a certificate to redeem for a full-item (listed below)!Algenist 5 oz Cleanser $38Boscia 5 oz Cleansing Oil $28Dr. Jart+ 8.4 oz Dermaclear $32Josie Maran 6 oz Argan Cleansing Oil $32Murad 6.75 AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $36OleHenriksen 7 oz African Red Tea Cleanser $30Peter Thomas Roth 8 oz Cleansing Gel $38Philosophy 8 oz Purity Cleanser $24http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/ Sephora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20 46857#U2046857Sephora Favorites Fall Into Beautyhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insid er/Sephora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p /2052414/highlight/false#M49295JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Skin-Fatuations:http://community.sephora.com/t5/Be auty-Insider/Sephora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and -perks/m-p/2045397/highlight/true#M48934   GWPs Often left over from events and such Spoiler (Highlight to read) NARS Trio with drawstring bag (with $35 purchase):  Deluxe samples of Blush in Orgasm, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, and Pro-Prime Light Optimizing SPF 15 primer Benefit Makeup Bag (with $35 purchase, may need to be Benefit): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/204411iB6CD3F1ACB5434AE/image-size/origina ... NARS Trio with drawstring bag (with $35 purchase): Deluxe samples of Blush in Orgasm, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, and Pro-Prime Light Optimizing SPF 15 primerBenefit Makeup Bag (with $35 purchase, may need to be Benefit):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ser verpage/image-id/204411iB6CD3F1ACB5434AE/image-siz e/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1      Fun Free Samples No purchase necessary, but you do need the barcode. There are expiration dates, but as long as your store still has stock, the codes should still work. Just print them out/save them on your phone!   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Currently Active, based on date! KVD Get Inked Ink Liner in jet-black Trooper (8/19-) http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/211051iE31A0A85DF2CC7FC/image-size/origina ... Tocca fragrance trio- Stella, Cleopatra, Florence (8/17-8/29) http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/210772i250907A2514A0C1F/image-size/origina ... dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion (8/15-9/15) http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/210215i48942DCB290C0702/image-size/origina ... MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss (8/12-9/12) http://images.delivery.net/cm50content/18607/92131 /081215_BI_Email_MUFE_ePDF_MR02.pdf Expired, but worth a try! Benefit Luggage tag (6/22-7/23): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/201378iA572D871F288A45F/image-size/origina ... ridiculously cute and pretty good quality Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM (0.4 oz) or Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield (6/18-6/28) http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/201400iBAE84D3C4C59889A/image-size/origina ... Formula X Nail Color in High Frequency (6/30-7/30): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/202534iF1E1757462C4B3FA/image-size/origina ... Benefit They're Real Makeup Remover   (starting 7/6, until supplies last): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/202673iB9EFCB2AC035B7FE/image-size/origina ... Murad Transforming Powder Exfoliator and Cleanser (7/13-8/14): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/204105i0B1FB29FCA1319E9/image-size/origina ... Currently Active, based on date!KVD Get Inked Ink Liner in jet-black Trooper (8/19-)http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serve rpage/image-id/211051iE31A0A85DF2CC7FC/image-size/ original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Tocca fragrance trio- Stella, Cleopatra, Florence (8/17-8/29)http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/s erverpage/image-id/210772i250907A2514A0C1F/image-s ize/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion (8/15-9/15)http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/s erverpage/image-id/210215i48942DCB290C0702/image-s ize/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss (8/12-9/12)http://images.delivery.net/cm50content/ 18607/92131/081215_BI_Email_MUFE_ePDF_MR02.pdfExpi red, but worth a try!Benefit Luggage tag (6/22-7/23):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ serverpage/image-id/201378iA572D871F288A45F/image- size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1ridiculously cute and pretty good qualityPeter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM (0.4 oz) or Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield (6/18-6/28)http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/s erverpage/image-id/201400iBAE84D3C4C59889A/image-s ize/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Formula X Nail Color in High Frequency (6/30-7/30):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ serverpage/image-id/202534iF1E1757462C4B3FA/image- size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Benefit They're Real Makeup Remover (starting 7/6, until supplies last):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/server page/image-id/202673iB9EFCB2AC035B7FE/image-size/o riginal?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Murad Transforming Powder Exfoliator and Cleanser (7/13-8/14):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ serverpage/image-id/204105i0B1FB29FCA1319E9/image- size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1   Reward Boutique This will vary from store to store, as some stores may have leftover stock from former months. But, here's a vague idea of what you might find at yours! (And yes, they are usually different than freestanding/online rewards)   Spoiler (Highlight to read) August: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion UD 24/7 Glide on pencil in Vice MUFE Step 1 Skin-Equalizer Mattifying Primer NARS eyeshadow primer FAB Antioxidant Booster Face Cleanser Bite Trio- mirror, lip gloss, lipstick (250 pt) Older, availability will depend on store Beauty Blender Solid Versace Bright Crystal Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft White Glamglow Tarteguard SPF 30 MUFE Plexi Gloss (forgot to check the shade ):    ) Bare Minerals 5 Oil Facial Oil Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Ralph Lauren Romance Versace Eros August t. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing LotionUD 24/7 Glide on pencil in ViceMUFE Step 1 Skin-Equalizer Mattifying PrimerNARS eyeshadow primerFAB Antioxidant Booster Face CleanserBite Trio- mirror, lip gloss, lipstick (250 pt)Older, availability will depend on storeBeauty Blender SolidVersace Bright CrystalKat Von D Studded Lipstick in LovecraftWhite GlamglowTarteguard SPF 30MUFE Plexi Gloss (forgot to check the shade ):    )Bare Minerals 5 Oil Facial OilBoscia Detoxifying Black CleanserOle Henriksen Sheer TransformationRalph Lauren RomanceVersace Eros      
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BEAUTY GURU volta / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I got the Cuticle Lab which normally sells for $45 just for $22. Also the Rich Girls hand cream which is normally $28, just for $14. see post
Tatcha Lipsticks
Has anyone tried these?  I just got an email from them announcing their Spring release, the Plum Blossom 23-Karat lipstick.  It's a gorgeous color (rose/nude) and I'm dying to get it.  But for $55?!!?   I figure someone on BT must have tried their lipstick.  I'd love to get some feedback, about their lipsticks in general and/or this color in particular.  I like their skincare, so have high hopes for this, but their lipstick is a mystery to me.  Any help?
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BEAUTY GURU Askenjuri / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I don't see this as a pink, but a rose shade.  To me that means it's deeper, darker, and cooler than a pink.  Pinks don't look natural to me, while rose mimics a natural... see post
Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
New perfume sampler (does every single one need to have Elizabeth and James....).   http://www.sephora.com/deluxe-perfume-sampler-P405913?skuId=1775162&om_mmc=oth-bt-r... see post
KVD Upcoming Releases & General Love Thread
This post is for discussion regarding KVD's new releases and all other things regarding her brand.       In addition to Sephora, Kat's own online makeup store (Kat Von D Beauty) also sells her products.   RECENTLY RELEASED: Blush Duos- http://www.sephora.com/shade-light-two-tone-blush- P405446?skuId=1769439 Spoiler (Highlight to read) KVD & Beauty Blender Collab- http://www.sephora.com/kvd-beautyblender-customiza ble-complexion-set-P404930?skuId=1779438&icid2=kvd ... Spoiler (Highlight to read)   UPCOMING PRODUCTS: 10 shades of High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipsticks-Delayed, now releasing in Spring Spoiler (Highlight to read) Mini Shade + Light Collection-Spring ~4 Quads in Smoke, Plum, Rust & Sage~ Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer-TBA Spoiler (Highlight to read) Faux leather On The Go makeup pouch-TBA Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Packaging Sneak Peaks: -New Matte/Metal Palette -Word design for blush & eyeshadow palettes -A new compact designed in the form of a wax seal -Serpentina palette ("Jeweled tones.  Tarnished gold and coppers.  Peacock feathers and Cleopatra's headdress.  Crimson Nile.  The Shades will be epic.") Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Upcoming products without additional information: Kat & Kandee Collab Kat & Too Faced Collab   Updated as of 1/30/16
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hm if anything i'll get... smoke and plum but that's a big if on smoke. rust i feel like i have those shades between my palettes and sage is just not doing it for me. see post
What's New On The Site Today, Canada?
Ladies (and gentlemen!)   Since Canada seems to be getting different/fewer brands added to the website, and any cross-border new releases seem to be several days to weeks later than US releases, I thought we could use our own 'what's new/found in the wild' post.   Please feel free to share any new products/brands you find on the Canadian site here.
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HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not sure if this has already been posted but it was new to me :)   http://www.sephora.com/chinese-new-year-harmony-set-P406258?skuId=1789429&country_switch=ca see post
Nicole's Wishing for Spring 2016 TSB Feb-April... AArdvark
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!     This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!   This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! 1. AnneMCC 2. Zpsid91 3. laynebr  4. blondesluv2shop 5. prettyinpa 6. TriesToBoClassy 7. shirleylinn88 8. buggirl 9. Jazachai 10. sdbeautyjunkie 11. Then back to Nicrohr!   I am leaving for a trip to Europe, so this TSB has to finish by the end of April latest, so the list won't be too long (maybe 10 spots at most, or less)!   LIST IS FULL!   Required spreadsheet for tracking items (update with your ins/outs):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing   Higher end products are the focus (Nordstrom, Barney's, NM, Sephora, etc.), other items are allowed too, esp if there is interest... see discussion below.   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you.   Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!). Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you. Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!).     See spreadsheet link for seed/box starting items!   Shipping will be $14-25 depending on box size (med or large, we will be using USPS Priority Mail with tracking ONLY), and whether you buy insurance - meh to that, I will link to previous discussion on insurance when I have a minute.  Hard to collect, esp on used products.     Two Twists: 1. I'd like to use a twist which was the idea of a previous lady in a previous box - we each include something we highly recommend in the box!   M y highly recommended product  is the Eradikate, I love sulphur products for my breakouts, and have gone through full bottles of this before - which I have gotten in a TSB! lol.   2.  Loves: Each of us will post a short intro about ourselves (one or two sentences) and then a list of products or types of things we love, that we might be looking for, or would love to see in the box (in case someone has them to share!).  I will post mine below as an example.     More Info/Guidelines/Tips/Links & How to use our Spreadsheet: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Yes!  I haven't forgotten this .   I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions:   Go to this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing   (You can take a look now!)   In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.     The part where you list your items is PURPLE.   The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE.   There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta).   That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!   Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only though, swatched and gently loved welcome.)   http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-Items-TSB/ m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650   and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them):   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/highlight ...   (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.). We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  Yes!  I haven't forgotten this . I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions: Go to this link:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lr eTep1zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sh aring (You can take a look now!) In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.   The part where you list your items is PURPLE. The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE. There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta). That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!  Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only though, swatched and gently loved welcome.) http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW- Items-TSB/m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650 and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them): http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB- Best-Practices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/hi ghlight/true#M59515 (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.).We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  
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HALL OF FAMER kelloua / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Don;t worry about it totally my fault!  :-) see post
THE SWATCH REQUEST THREAD !
alright, here it is. use this thread to request swatches. the guidelines are up to you and your needs: single swatches, comparison swatches, specific skin tone swatches   when comparisons are requested, feel free to provide whatever you have of that request--i want anyone to participate and contribute if they want to. have fun, hope this is helpful !
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BEAUTY WHIZ dryvieacula / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hello!   Does anyone have swatches of the YSL Rouge Pur Couture the mats lipsticks they could share with me? I'm having trouble finding good ones and I want to buy my ... see post
Vent + need advice
I've had it with Sephora, guys. Some of you might have seen my posts last month when it took me three visits to the store to buy a bb cream and a bronzer (the MUAs basically kept telling me I'm out of luck with my skin tone and kept suggesting products that didn't suit my skin tone at all).   Anyway, yesterday, I went to Sephora to look at Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder and pick a new blush. They didn't have all the testers for Hourglass, so I didn't get to buy one. I picked up NARS in Orgasm because I ran out of it and wanted to get one more blush. The person helping me convinced me to get NARS in Torrid. It looked like a lovely shade and since the light at the store is crappy, I trusted her advice and bought it.   This morning I took a look at Torrid and it's SO not a match for me. I have a light/fair skin with cool undertones and I think Torrid would be more suitable for someone with medium skin tone. It looks orange on me, even pulling some red. Ew.   So, I decided to drive to another Sephora location, since the one by my house proved to be useless time and time again. I went during the day, so that I could see the products on my skin in natural light. I want to use the Hourglass powder all over my face.  The MUA showed me Radiant. It's obviously way too orange for me but she just said: "Well, I use it as a highlighter, it should work for you". Um, are you serious? The girl has medium with yellow undertones... I asked her to try Dim Light or Diffused Light on me. She applied the Dim Light and it looked fine, I think. I asked her about Diffused Light and she applied it OVER Dim Light, so while my skin looked nice, I have no idea which shade I should get.    I also asked for advice on blush. I told her that I re-purchased NARS in Orgasm and that I got Torrid but didn't like the colour. I asked about Tarte and Too Faced blushes because I've heard good things about them. She said that her favourite blush is TF in Captivating. I said that I don't think it'll work for me because it looks really warm. She proceeded to apply it to my face anyway. It looked horrible. She kept saying it's her favourite shade but, again, she has a very different skin tone from mine.  When she asked me what I think, I told her that it's definitely not a match for me. To this she responded "Maybe you should just stick to Orgasm then". WTF?    So yeah... This was not a pleasant experience and I'm pretty sure I'll just stick to online shopping.     I am a brunette with brown eyes, fair/light skin with some pink (I use Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer in Light and Nars concealer in Custard). Help me make a decision: 1) Hourglass - which shade? After looking at more swatches, I'm leaning towards Diffused Light.  2) Blush. I love NARS Orgasm but would like to try something new.    TIA!  
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HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nail Polish Canada also carries The Balm online and they offer free shipping over $25 :) see post
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 ?   __________ post trial edit about the products above: i had to skip on the REN because the shea butter in it was too heavy for my skin. and i suppose buying something simply for the smell isn't the best use of my moola the VICHY aqualia thermal serum, however, is in my permanent arsenal. i've already repurchased once since starting this thread, and have turned a few people on to it too ! 
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HALL OF FAMER darkiceis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been on the hunt for a long long time for the best cotton rounds/squares.  I've tried the Shiseido cotton squares and they were terrible and feel apart so easily fo... see post
Let's Talk About NARS!
A lot of the other big beauty brands have their own threads now, so I thought, why not NARS?   Let's share news about new collections, feedback on products, etc here. Holiday 2015 sneak peek with prices: Eyes: Spoiler (Highlight to read)     Lips: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Face: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Nails: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Spring 2016: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Have you picked up anything from the collection so far?  Do tell! 
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay, so glad you found one you love! ;) see post
Fragrance Junkie Central
I know there are a few of us on BT that are fragrance addicts, so I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated place where we can share our thoughts.   This is not to take away from the lovely What Are You Wearing Today, Fragrance Edition thread, but more a place to post longer reviews, chat about new brands or releases, and just shoot the breeze on anything good and smelly   For me, I recently acquired 2 new decants that I've been anxiously awaiting.  Ever since Lachaton mentioned that MMM was releasing a new scent called  By The Fireplace  I've been itching to get my hands on it.  My decant arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to marinating in it this weekend.  Secondly, I recently picked up a tiny sample of Shiseido Nombre Noir.  Apparently it is one of the most expensive failures in perfume history - made by Serge Lutens for Shiseido back in the 80s.  Of course, with a backstory like that, I was dying to get a sniff   What's new on your scent radar?  Do tell!    
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HALL OF FAMER GennX / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
One is an Aerin Lauder, a Van Cleef & Arpels, a Gucci Flora, an Estee Lauder Private collection, and Floris something or other. And if I don't find one I truly like (or ... see post
Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread
Hello Canadian BTers!   I'm starting this new thread to act as the official update location of new launches, LE products, and brands that are on coming to the US site but may be launching (and returning) to Sephora's Canadian site at a different time. There are a lot of changes happening in real time over here, and in the spirit of communication, this thread is to keep our BTers abreast of the information we have. This is not going to be everything, and could also be subject to change (and hopefully we won't need this thread forever), but we are working with the Canadian team to get as much information for you as we can.   That being said, we will only be using this thread to speak to dates and info about big upcoming launches, LE products, and brands that are on the US site and are coming to the Sephora.ca site. If you have  a question about any of these things, drop it here, and we will do our best to track down the answer for you.   I realize that you guys are feeling all of the feelings right now about the new warehouse move, but this thread is not a venting loop, nor is it a thread to deal with customer service issues (as I don't have any access to our order systems). We've got quite a few of those on the community already (for totes good reason), but I'd like to keep this specific thread informational, if possible.   Okay on to the info! Here's what I know (previous releases in spoiler):   New Launches / LE products Spoiler (Highlight to read) Kat Von D 5th Anniversary Tattoo liner - July 9 (will post time when I have it) Early am PT, around 9 am. Kat Von D 5th Anniversary Tattoo liner - July 9 (will post time when I have it) Early am PT, around 9 am. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Opal Lipstick & Gloss - This is coming to .ca, but has not arrived at the warehouse yet. I will update this thread when I get a date.  Bite Opal Lipstick & Gloss - This is coming to .ca, but has not arrived at the warehouse yet. I will update this thread when I get a date.  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette - Will launch at the same time as the US site, July 12 Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette - Will launch at the same time as the US site, July 12 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Limited Edition Lip Lab 007 - July 15 at 9 am PT Bite Limited Edition Lip Lab 007 - July 15 at 9 am PT Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Maple Collection - July 16 at 9 am PT - This is a different date then the brand gave on their Instagram, so FYI!! Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette - End of July, around 7/27 KVD New Liquid Lipsticks - Potentially same date as US (July 14), but could be a day or two later. Will have more info the week of the 13th.  These will be available by this Thursday 7/16 as well as some of the new Metal Crush eyeshadows.  Bite Maple Collection - July 16 at 9 am PT - This is a different date then the brand gave on their Instagram, so FYI!! Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette - End of July, around 7/27 KVD New Liquid Lipsticks - Potentially same date as US (July 14), but could be a day or two later. Will have more info the week of the 13th.  These will be available by this Thursday 7/16 as well as some of the new Metal Crush eyeshadows.    JEM (I know, I'm waiting with baited breath for this one too) - Tracking this one down after a special request from fellow Jem lover veronika23. The team is on it. KVD Studded Lip - 6 of the shades should go live at the same time as the US (around August 11), but 3 of the shades will go live later in August (Halo, Mercy, Solo)  Metal Crush Eyeshadows - confirming Restocks Spoiler (Highlight to read) Becca Champagne Pop will be back! I'm hearing next week but I will update this thread with a date when I have it.  Thursday 7/16 at 9am PT Becca Champagne Pop will be back! I'm hearing next week but I will update this thread with a date when I have it. Thursday 7/16 at 9am PT KVD Everlasting Lipsticks restock - I am hearing end of August, but will confirm Brands Spoiler (Highlight to read) Laura Mercier (all products) - July 9; I'll update with a time when I have it. Early AM PT, around 9 am. Laura Mercier (all products) - July 9; I'll update with a time when I have it. Early AM PT, around 9 am. St. Tropez - Coming back soon!  Drybar - TBC, but don't give up hope!  Omorovicza - Coming back! Target date is Fall (Sept) Ardency Inn - Coming Soon  Dr. Jart (except acne / SPF skus) - 8/27 PMD - Fall (Sept / Oct)  LaVanila - 8/27 (just deodorants, no fragrance or body lotion)   If you have a question about a new US release or LE product on the .ca site, post it below and I'll try to get you an answer!
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BEAUTY BOSS Sarrah89 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Aw the Moroccan Amber candle and diffuser are my favourite. I thought maybe since the Christmas candles were compliant the other ones would be too. Thanks !  see post