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Beauty Confessions
I thought it'd be fun to create a thread where we share our 'mask faces'! I'd love to see how lovely & silly you all look with masks on It'd be great if you mention the name of the mask you are using as well!   I'll start things off!   Tonight I am using the Lush Magnaminty mask  
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Sephora.com
Ok BT, what did you find today? 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 Feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, and let us know the price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to <3 Love or $$ Buy. ^-^ As an FYI, here are the 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 late afternoon and post what I find. Most new items get listed on Tuesday evenings through Wednesday. Here is the retired thread in case you wanted to reference something. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Found- in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/td-p/1668202 Acqua di Parma, Ardency Inn, Antasasia, Atelier Cologne, BareMinerals, Bite Beauty, Chloe, Elizabeth and James, Givenchy, Guerlain, 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, and the Gift Box section.
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Makeup
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness!   http://www.sephora.com/lip-lab-limited-release-cre me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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Nails
In the spirit of all the other wonderful challenges on BT right now, I'm starting up a nail polish challenge for us.  I have a ridiculous stash and I need to show my polish some love.   With nail polish, once a day would be absurd (of course), so let's try and show off a new look and polish once a week.  I'm personally going with manicures only, but if you'd rather do pedicures or even both go for it!   I'm eager to see your collections and meet other polish junkies.  It's past time for me to commit to using my stash!   Past: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow Fall Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in Yuki Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My DreamsWeek 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow FallWeek 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in YukiWeek 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch   Current:   Week 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures Textured polishes, pearls, mattes, sequins, anything that adds something different to the usual smooth manicure!   Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day (actually 3/8, but this way your nails are done for the occasion!) Create a mani inspired by a woman you admire.  Friend, family, famous, even fictional - whatever inspires you.  Then share how you chose the look! Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14) I couldn't resist including this.  Pi(e) Day is a great way for math and pie lovers to unite.  Feature numbers, equations, desserts, or anything inspired by your sweet tooth for this week. Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17) Find your favorite shades of green and get ready for the holiday! Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime In honor of the first day of spring last week, let's get those spring colors and looks out and show them off. Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day (actually 3/8, but this way your nails are done for the occasion!)Create a mani inspired by a woman you admire.  Friend, family, famous, even fictional - whatever inspires you.  Then share how you chose the look!Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14)I couldn't resist including this.  Pi(e) Day is a great way for math and pie lovers to unite.  Feature numbers, equations, desserts, or anything inspired by your sweet tooth for this week.Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17)Find your favorite shades of green and get ready for the holiday!Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - SpringtimeIn honor of the first day of spring last week, let's get those spring colors and looks out and show them off.
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Beauty Confessions
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
Ask The Experts
Hi, I'm looking for products that address crepey skin on eyelids and under eyes.  Are there any products that  treat or at least  temporarily reduce the appearance  of  crepiness on lids and under eyes?  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Thank you very much!!   Thank you very much!! 
Sephora.com
I have a rant. It's not about BT, but about the sephora.com product pages' Q&A section.   For some inexplicable reason, I keep opening the Q&As looking for answers to my questions, then getting sucked in by all the other questions. Then I get irrationally irritated by the answers, but keep reading instead of closing them. Then I get sucked into answering questions too. There are many things I see over and over again that irritate me to no end, and I needed to blow off some steam… So, knowing full well I'll probably get blowback, here goes nothing:   1. Does no one read the other answers before asking a question? You see page after page of people asking the same question, including the ones highlighted when you first open the section for having the most helpful answers. I understand the same questions being repeated in BT because there are so many pages and posts to sift through - but the Q&A minimizes answers and even the products with the most questions don't really have that many pages, and even fewer unique questions. There is also a search function. I also understand that questions aren’t posted instantly, so a few people could theoretically ask the same question without the answer already being there, but I’ve never had a question take more than a few hours to post (not the 72 it says), and I don’t believe for 1 second you can get 7 pages of literally the same question from different people (true story!) in that amount of time. Or that a question with 0 answers is one posted while the same question with 8 answers, each with multiple votes, was in limbo. 2. Don't ask for the ingredients when they are already listed on the product page. They aren't always, so then it makes sense to ask for them. But when the full list is right there at the top of the page, under the tab named "ingredients," it just proves you didn't bother to read the page first. This is most irritating for new products, when you know the ingredients were listed on the page right from the start. This also goes along the same lines as asking the same question over and over again, because it's usually the most commonly overasked & answered question. I understand that you didn't know about the tabs, but you can't say you didn't see the already answered question, first on the page, with multiple answers of full ingredients lists.   3. Asking "Is this x-free?" when it's in bullet point form, under the bolded heading “What it is formulated WITHOUT,” in the default description. You really didn't read this page before asking the question. Again, not all pages have this, or didn’t back when the questions section was introduced, so it's understandable that you have/had to ask... but, seriously, don't ask a new question when the answer is already there! It’s not as blatantly stupid, but asking “Is this x-free?” when there is already a complete list of very simple ingredients, and “x” is not one of them, is marginally irritating (such as asking if there is oil, parabens, bismuth or soy in a product explicitly described as 100% silica). It’s not irritating when there is a long list of fancy words, or the scientific names of ingredients are not their common names, or when “x” is actually a category so multiple ingredients apply. What is blatantly stupid is asking “I know this says it’s 100% “x,” but can anyone tell me what else is in it?” (again, true story)   4. My biggest pet peeves, really, come in the answers. The absolute single worst one is the response, "I have no idea." IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA, JUST DON'T ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!   5. In response to the question, "Is [this] better than [that]?": (actual quote) "100% YES it is better. I haven’t personally tried [that] but..." FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, REALLY??? Don't give answers to comparison questions when you haven't tried both products! Your opinion may matter elsewhere, but it is not relevant here.   6. The most irritating to me personally, are the ones that give wrong scientific information based on what they've "heard" or read posted online by scaremongers and not fact-checked (or even read the comments on their post where the real facts are often posted by someone calling them out). Or, worse, people who post a relevant job title to lend credence, but then post misinformation in their post. I actually have a background in Life Sciences, concentration in Pharmacology & Toxicology, so I not only have some scientific knowledge, I spent a lot of time in school learning how to find correct information that I don't know, and how to fact-check studies and advertising, which I also learned you absolutely must do. When someone says, "I'm an RN and yes, X is harmful," but X isn't actually the ingredient in the product, that's even worse than, "Yes, I've heard it's harmful so you should be worried." It's super easy to fact-check, but barely anyone does it because it's easier and less time consuming to just believe and repeat what you read. Especially if someone is posting irrelevant scientific information to back up their claim - seems legit, unless you know the MSDS they are referencing is for a different compound with a similar common name, or that the compound is perfectly safe and FDA approved, except in massive doses, and they are posting the info relating to the massive doses.   Ok, rant concluded. If you actually made it through that monster post, commence onslaught.      
Face
Hey guys! So I was in the market for a good double sided brush seeing as they are the rage & literally everyone swears by how good they are. Confused between the Kat von d, Tarte, Urban decay one? any other brands that have the double sided face brush? And which is your experience is the best for like maybe contour as well as blending foundation? Any suggestions will be welcome
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Acne
I am looking for an Exfoliating Body Wash that I can use daily. Any suggestions?
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Eyes
I have been using UD's Perversion. I loved it for awhile. But it seems like it is not consistent. My lashes seem awesome one day but meh the next. And it has some clumpy days too. Those days seem to be increasing.  I'd like to buy something new. I'm not sure what direction to go in. I'm leaning towards the Diorshow. But even then I'm not sure which one I want.  Any recommendations? Thanks!! 
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Hauls
I know we still have a few more hours until the 1st, but I thought I'd start us off, anyway!   I got the email that the Shiseido Veiled Rouge lipstick I tried to buy earlier this week (but got a shadow shipped to me instead, lol) was back in stock, so I decided to try buying it again.   Come on guys!  Let's hope the second time for Skyglow is the charm   What've you hauled or will be hauling this month?
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Hauls
Did you follow the official Treat Yo Self guide?  Alright - let's see 'em!
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Sephora.com
I know we have a thread where we' talk about being healthier and such, and much like the challenges for makeup, this will be a challenge for exercise. Today I finally decided "Enough of this slugging around."        I just finished one mile  at a 3 mile speed and switching to 2.5 once in a while.    If you're starting this journey with me, please check out (I hope Malday doesn't mind me calling the thread this) - the sister thread. Here you will find healthy recipes, AND delicious as well. I'll be including some vegan/vegetarian recipes mainly.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/The-Reci pe-Thread/m-p/1845978/highlight/true#M101081   So I won't title this 30 day challenge, but I will aim for 30 days and keep going from there, hopefully.   Here's an image of some stretches provided by the lovely ShannonAlexis:    
Skincare Stories
Around this past Christmas and Black Friday I spent several hundred dollars on vamping up my skincare routine, I bought lots of sets from Sephora as well as a few other companies, one of the biggest product regrets I had was changing my eye makeup remover. I tried one from Sephora, one from Caudalie, one from Fresh and I absolutely hated them all. I just ended up going back to my original form of removal which is coconut oil. However, I hate this too because its such a big jar. Sigh.    Anyone else have product nightmare stories they want to share? doesn't necessarily have to be skincare, my second biggest regret purchase was the Benefit They're Real Mascara.     
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Hauls
I like to plan for these sales way in advance. I know it's not till the end of March / early April but I thought this feed would be fun to see what everyone is considering! What do you plan on purchasing?   Here's what I'm considering... definitely need to slim down the list... what do you think are must haves out of these? Opinions on these products?          FRAGRANCE:   **To redeem for Gucci Flora By Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia      MAKEUP:                                   SKINCARE:               BRUSHES ETC:      
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Hauls
The only thing I love more than shopping is getting a great deal.  I've created a website, with the same name as this thread (minus spaces and the exclamation point), to share my passion with more people.  If you share here and want to keep the deal exclusive to BT viewers, just write for BT only in the post.   I will heart every deal I see .  If your deal does not have a heart from me, I have not seen it yet.  A heart with no comment means I already had your deal on my site or am not planning on listing it (I may already have a better offer or another possible reason).   Should I use your deal, I will thank you here and mention that it was "shared on BT" on my site.  Thanks again to everyone who shares!    If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Spring -Summer-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/1 ...    
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Hauls
Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and donate the remaining items to a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used makeup/beauty items to women in need. I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.   * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   * Any larger items (full-size perfume, larger body care, larger skincare, large palettes) * Must* be proposed first before adding to your trade. If the next 2-3 people arent interested, please switch that item out.  * The box needs to stay USPS medium or large rate. If you can't fit it, swap out a larger item to make room.     Don't ■ Don't keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (Also you MUST include a tracking number)  ■ Don't put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB.  ■ Don't put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you. This is unfair to others participating. ■ Don't swatch items from the box. This is a hygienic precaution that we must take, as a lot of people will be handling these items. ■ Don't take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Price everything out.   Do ♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not (unless explicitly requested by the next person or there has been a posted picture and someone requested that item). Again, if you’re unsure, ask! ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. Label only on this thread not on actual item. ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it ♥ Please seal any items that could leak/spill/make a mess accordingly. ♥ Please post a photo and your proposed trade before shipping the box. That way members can weigh in on the trade.     Allowed: ☆ Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)   Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze) ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   Make sure total of what you put in is equal or above what you put out.   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).    roxystar ------>  USPS Tracking  9405509699938106322064 1. Syd Bristow ------>  USPS Tracking    9114 9999 4431 3004 1529 25 2. kalex  ------>  USPS Tracking 3. txmommyofboys    ------>  USPS Tracking  9505111117455030480118 4. sonofmanjesus  ------>  (received & sent!) 5. garnett  ------>  USPS Tracking  9114999944313673643083 6. Poesrevy  ------>  9114999944313951576249 7. melde  ------>   9405903699300362853051 8. ghkim 9. Britlee303 10. Mafan 11. Aznangelliz 12. roxystar
Eyes
I'm Korean, so my eyelashes are very thin and they point straight down. I curl my them before I apply mascara but they droop down unless the mascara is waterproof. I've been wanting either the Benefit They're Real or the Too Faced Better Than Sex but I realized that there wasn't a waterproof one available. Does anyone know if they hold a curl like waterproof mascara does?
Products
A couple of days ago I was using one of my Tarte Matte Lipsurgence's and set it down for a minute in my vehicle. Suddenly it was nowhere in sight. I checked everywhere and it's gone. Adding to my frustration it was a limited edition color that I've grown quite fond of. I wonder if it will magically pop up years later, like when the same thing happened with my Lancome juicy tube that was my favorite. Anyone else have this happen to them? It's very frustrating because I'm ocd when it comes to losing makeup products. I will basically tip over the whole house/ car until I find them. And if I don't it haunts me for a long time. lol
Eyes Q&A
I love the look of thick, long, full lashes but mine aim kind of down, they are also thin (but long!). I was wondering what mascara I should use and if there are any other tricks I could try. I'm Korean and have the mono lid that so many other Asian girls do.   Thanks in advance!
Acne
I need to delete an account I made on accident so I can use my email on the right account with all my points. How do I do this??
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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?!?!   
Combo / Normal
Hi, I'm looking for a great cleansing oil that can remove all my makeups, including waterproof eye makeups. I've tried Tatcha Pure Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and absolutely love it! However, the problem for me is that I don't wear makeups everyday, I usually only wear makeups at weekends. Since Tacha would expire in 6 month after opening, I won't finish one in time and it would be a waste. Now I'm looking for a cleansing oil that is great at removing all makeups. If nothing as great as Tatcha, then at least something close to it Could you give me some suggestions? Thank you!   Did anyone tried both Tatcha and Shu Uemura? What do you think?
Beauty Insider
I am  completely drawn between the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and the Tare 12 Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation.  I have medium skin. My nose and forehead break out a lot and I am looking for something that can cover some bumps and looks very natural. I also have some white scars on my cheeks from  Pityriasis  Alba. I just need something that can make me look like I have naturally perfect skin and can cover my whiteness and my little bit of acne.  I am also looking for a powder to put over the foundation. Something that will match the color almost exactly. It doesn't have to be high end it can be drugstore. So you can have an idea of my skin color. I am maybe about a 6.0 in the Urban Decay Naked Skin and I am not sure about my color in the Tarte Foundation.    Thank you so much!! 
Face
What's the best pore minimizer primer? I just have tried the benefit porefessional and its ok. Is there anything better than that?  Thanks 😘
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Lips
Ladies, in the spirit of February being the dead of winter, let's bring some extra warmth to BT.   I've noticed many ladies mention over the past few months that they lack the confidence or comfort level to rock a red lip. In that vein, I've decided to do a red lip a day for the next 28 days (or until I run out).   Please feel free to pop in and join me by posting a pic of your red lippie, even if you don't want to don a red every day.  And who knows, you might even find your next great red this way!   Day 1: BITE Beauty Luminous Creme in Poppy                 Day 2: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge 417 Sanguine (I did not consider that I would need reds to complement a developing tan...oops!)                   Day 3: BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon Maraschino               Day 4: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Icon (for my trip I only packed minis, so pretty much all GWP               Day 5: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso                     Day 6: BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil Pomegranate                    Day 7: BITE Beauty Luminous Creme Scarlet             Day 8: Dior Rouge Dior 999             Day 9: BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil Meritage and NYX Butter Gloss Cherry Pie (Meritage was described as a brick red, but even with the red gloss it still looks really pink to me)           Day 10: NARS Hardwire (LE) Deadly Catch                     Day 11: Clinique Chubby Stick Mightiest Maraschino     Day 12: Urban Decay Revolution FBomb                 Day 13: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella               Day 14: MUFE Artist Rouge N45               Day 15: Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick Frenched                   Day 16: Buxom Provocateur                 Day 17: BITE Beauty for Sephora VIB Rouge                 Day 18: OCC Liptar Matte Harlot                    Day 19: Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream 325                     Day 20: OCC Stained Gloss Jealous               Day 21: NARS Audacious Olivia                 Day 22: NYX Butter Gloss Red Velvet                 Day 23: NARS Audacious Lana               Day 24: OCC Metallic Liptar Role Play                Day 25: NARS Audacious Bette                    Day 26: OCC Matte Liptar NSFW                 Day 27: NARS Audacious Leslie (not photographing true to color, it is a more rusty red IRL, but I waited too late to photo, and now the good daylight is gone)             Day 28: OCC Metallic Manhunter liptar   
Ask The Experts
The Tarte BB Treatment in Fair matches nicely to my skin but the product looks a bit dry on my face. Does anyone know of any tinted moisturizers that match this colour or are lighter? Whether it's from Sephora, a drugstore or elsewhere? I know there's one that matches by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics but I want to hear what you all recommend first before I decide to get it shipped to me.  
Makeup
I like the simple, natural look. What make up do I need ASAP?