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Beauty Confessions
For those of us that love lipsticks and have several of them, do you rotate or reach for the same few? I wear some more than others. And some have been neglected a lot (although they are very pretty). I thought of holding myself to wearing a new lipstick everyday for 30 days. Lets see how long this will last. If I last 30 days, maybe I will go longer.  Ha...lets see if I last 2 weeks.   Anybody else?  I am quite excited about it....   Day 1, 11/10/14 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose. Day 2, 11/11/14 - NARS Funny Face Day 3, 11/12/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Yu Day 4, 11/13/14 - NARS Audacious in Annabelle Day 5, 11/14/14 - NARS Audacious in Charlotte Day 6, 11/15/14 - CK One Pure Color in 610-Bite Me Day 7, 11/16/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Electric Violet Day 8, 11/17/14 - YSL Rouge Volupte #34 Rose Asarine Day 9, 11/18/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment pencil - Winterberry Day 10,11/19/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Palpitante Day 11,11/20/14 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #40 Rouge Eros Day 12,11/21/14 - BITE Matte Lip Crayon in Framboise Day 13,11/22/14 - NARS Red Lizard Day 14,11/23/14 - Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bright Raspberry Day 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in Aria Day 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balm Day 17,11/26/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Exaltee Day 18,11/27/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxemburg Day 19,11/28/14 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Purty Persimmon Day 20,11/29/14 - BITE Beauty crème lipstick (mini duo) in Palomino Day 21,11/30/14 - Maybelline VIVDS in Hot Plum Day 22,12/01/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Old Hollywood Day 23,12/02/14 - CoverGirl lipstick in Spellbound Day 24,12/03/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Incandescente Day 25,12/04/14 - Urban Decay Revolution lipstick - 69 Day 26,12/05/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour - Pink Blossom Day 27,12/06/14 - BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon - Fraise Day 28,12/07/14 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lip - Mulberry Day 29,12/08/14 - NYX Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam Day 30,12/09/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick in Janet Day 31,12/10/14 - WnW Megalast lipstick in Stoplight Red Day 32,12/11/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Jardin Des Plantes Day 33,12/12/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil - Cranberry Day 34,12/13/14 - 1) UD Revolution lipstick in Venom;  2) Revlon Colourburst lipstick in Fucshia. Day 35,12/14/14 - NYX matte lipstick in Bloody Mary Day 36,12/15/14 - BITE Beauty mini - Violet Day 37,12/16/14 - Estee Lauder Pure Envy - Envious Day 38,12/17/14 - Lancome Rouge in Love - St. Honore Day 39,12/18/14 - NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red Day 40,12/19/14 - 1) Revlon Kissable lipbalm in Lovesick; 2) NARS satin lip pencil in Hyde Park Day 41,12/20/14 - 1) Estee Lauder Pure Envy-?? 2) NARS Satin pencil in Luxemburg (repeat) Day 42,12/21/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer lip colour - Hot Raspberry Day 43,12/22/14 - BITE Beauty lipstick in Zin Day 44,12/23/14 - Milani lipstick - Uptown Mauve Day 45,12/24/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Ruby Murray Day 46,12/25/14 - Revlon - Cherries in the Snow Day 47,12/26/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick - Fanny Day 48,12/27/14 - Butter London Lippy Balm lipstick - Abbey Rose
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Beauty Confessions
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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Beauty Confessions
Happy December, guys! I, for one, love December. We have so many lovely holidays (& my birthday), and holidays = presents (& eggnog). Share all the new goodies you got this month, no haul is too small!   Here's what I got tonight, so it was probably December somewhere, right?  
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Beauty Confessions
What did you get this holiday season?! Post a list - or post a picture!   If you didn't get any presents this year, how are you spending your weekend in preparation for the New Year?
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Sephora.com
Ok BT, what did you find today? Edit: Sticky plug to a FABULOUS thread. Found a  Deal? Post it here - http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Deals-too-go od-to-pass-Up/td-p/1513386  Edit 10-2, feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to Love or Buy. ^-^   As an FYI, here are the 26 pages I'm trolling for what was newly added today . Usually pretty easy to do because the newest items have 20 loves or less and no reviews.  In general I will check in the morning and late afternoon and post what I find.   Acqua di Parma, Ardency Inn, Antasasia, Atelier Cologne, BareMinerals, Bite Beauty, Chloe, Elizabeth and James, Josie Maran, Jurlique, L'Occitane, Lavanilla, Marc Jacobs Makeup, Marc Jacobs Perfume, Marula, NEST, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Sephora Collection, Sephora Favorites, Smashbox, Tarte, Tata Harper, Thierry Mugler, Tocca, TokyoMilk Dark, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Victor & Rolf
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Beauty Confessions
SO EXCITED this started for Rouges today!! I was going nuts last night waiting to buy the contents of my cart.   I got:   Ole Henriksen unwrap your radiance B&B City Waves set B&B Make it Big set Tarte Glamazon lipstick in Bold and Playful Tarte Park Avenue Princess palette Stila In the Light palette   Missed out on the Benefit 3 Scoops o' Sexy, so hopefully that comes back in stock later on!   What did you beauties buy?
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Hauls
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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Fragrance
  Its that time again!!  Bring your punch, cookies, and snacks! Bring the glitter, fun and holiday cheer!   If you dont have a Christmas party to attend, or your family is far away this is for you!    Merry Christmas BT!
Beauty Confessions
I cant decide, there are so many items I am so tired of seeing in the sale section, not even 50% would make me buy them.  My vote is tied between the Emerald nail ring and the Lace Lashes.  Anyone else tired of seeing something in there to?  
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Beauty Confessions
So I've seen a couple of threads for specific Spring 2015 launches (MUFE 50 Shades, Nars, etc). I thought it would be cool to post any and all new collection releases/launches in the same thread. I was searching around trying to find the newest stuff and scout out my next purchases. Here's what I've found so far:   Dior Spring 2015 - Kingdom of Colors (Images from A Bit Of Blusher)     Guerlain Spring 2015 (Images from Rouge Deluxe) Isn't this collection so cute?!?!   
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Lips
Beauties, how Audacious have you gotten?    I need to get some of these and am going to swatch tomorrow.   If you have Audacious lippies, show us what colors you've picked up, and share what other colors you're still lusting after.   Just from looking at swatch sheets last month, (on Temptalia I think) I saw about 15 I wanted   How about you?   Also, hat tip to jemly for inspiring this thread
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Lips
SO EXCITED!!    11/28/14, they are coming out with 50 LE miniature lipsticks, selling at $32 each. I need them all.   A snippet from an article about them:   " In the Lips & Boys lineup, there are 10 shade ranges, encompassing nude browns, violets and plums, metallics, reds and light pinks. The high-pigment shades are done in a base of soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil. Thirty-six offerings are new shades; 10 are from Velvet Suede, Ford’s current seasonal color story, and four are from previous seasons. Ford predicted bestsellers will include Tomas, a coral hue; Matthew, a coral pink; Flynn, a light pink; Giacomo, a deep rose, and Patrick, a muted coral pink. Each clutch-size lipstick will retail for $32. The lipsticks can also be packaged in sets of any three hues in the collection."  
Acne
So, initial welcome gift for Rouge is the Bite lip mini. Year Two we all get/got the FX nail polish.    Anyone got the scoop on what Year Three re-qualifying gift will be? I wonder if they are going to stick with the red/Rouge theme or shift away from that over time? Myself, I am hoping it's back to BITE, but a mini Rouge-exclusive color in the High Pigment Pencil. Whatever it is, I doubt it will be a Nars product, since they are doing the b-day gift.
Makeup
So, I did the lipstick challenge with Greenchilli and all the ladies in that thread and I thought it might be fun to do the same thing with blush.  I don't have enough blush to get through a month, but I figure I'll go until I have gone through all my blush.   So the challenge is: wear a different blush every day until you run out of blushes or reach 30 days.     Anyone want to join me?   Day 1, 12/28/14, Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape
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Beauty Insider
Any ideas on what it could be? If it's a Bite Beauty product I am going to be sad I will have to wait until next October!
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Beauty Insider
I'm wondering if this happened to anyone else.. At last night's event the girl at the register next to me was trying to buy multiples of several items. The cashier told her that there was a limit of 3 per item, per customer. The girl's English was almost nonexistent because she just kept giving a blank stare and asking "how much?" so the cashier finally told her that she would just do multiple separate transactions so she could buy all of the items. I don't know what she was buying, and she very well might have been purchasing the same item for her nine sisters back home, but it made me wonder -- why even put these policies in place if no one is sticking to them?   Every time I check the sephorahaul tag on Instagram it's flooded with people selling Sephora and Ulta exclusives overseas through their accounts. I don't begrudge anyone for trying to make a living however they can but it is annoying to see tons of the Too Faced melted lipstick sets for sale on there when they're sold out online and in stores.   I also saw massive amounts of girls writing to Sephora's FB page about their accounts being locked and accused of being resellers -- an inordinate amount, it seems. Just wondering if anyone else has seen any of this stuff going on?
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Eyes
I received my first order from Colourpop today. 1 lippie stix and one eye shadow. I just wanted to see what all the buzz was about and try them for myself. For that price it couldn't hurt, right?   I LOVE the lippie. It's similar to the shades that I've been wearing that cost lots more. I got Dahlia and it's a beautiful dark red.   I a BRAND NEW to eye shadow. Like completely clueless. But I was intrigued by this shade and decided to give it a try. It's called So Quiche. And it's kind of an olive green that is goldish with pink sparkles. Hard to explain. Colourpop calls it the queen of eye shadows.   I just tried it on. AND I LOVE IT! I love the sparkle. I wasn't sure if I wanted sparkly eye shadow, but I LOVE the sparkle.   Apparently, I'm into sparkly eye shadow. So bring on the recommendations!!! 
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Makeup
 I saw these on anothere site. SOOO excited!
Beauty Confessions
As 2014 comes to a close, I have resolved to actually  use  my samples in 2015. I've seen some other ladies make similar statements on here as well.  So... I've established "Sample Saturday". Every Saturday I plan to pick a sample (or two) and use it!  I thought this would be a fun way for me to use my sample stash and I wanted a way to record my thoughts so I thought I'd start a thread.    If you want to play along, grab a sample and let's get going!  I thought we could post what product we are trying and our first impressions, adding follow up information when necessary.    Tonight I am trying:   * Phyto Tous Cheveux Secret De Nuit; Intense Hydration Regenerating Night Cream First impression: It's not heavy or greasy, as I thought it would be. I applied it to towel-dried hair after I got out of the shower.  I like that it's not heavy but so far I don't feel like it's moisturizing my hair at all. I applied extra to the ends of my hair as they are very dry and damaged (I need a haircut). We shall see how my hair feels in the morning!   * Stella Body Lotion (from the delight promo) First impression: This lotion smells lovely but it's really watery and I don't feel like it moisturizes my skin at all. I prefer heavy lotions and wear primarily body butters. It smells amazing and is by far my best smelling lotion, it's just too watery and lightweight for me. I will, however, continue to use it because it smells so *$#^ delicious! =0) We'll see if my skin feels moisturized in the morning. 
Ask The Experts
Anyone know of what Sephora is doing for Boxing Day?  .....I believe it's Black Friday down in the states? Never been to Sephora on Boxing Day. I heard that they might be selling some leftover's from Black Friday.
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Nails
I'm loving this nail polish from Nails Inc. I used the superfood base coat, Nailkale in Victoria and finished it off with the 45 second top coat.  The color is so rich and easy to apply.   
Makeup
So I've been waiting for a few of the MUFE pro shadows that are OOS, set up email notification for the ones I want so I know asap if they are back, but seriously it's been a few months and rather than the few I'm after turning up again it seems like more and more of the shadows are joining the ranks of the OOS! It's as though the makeup deities are against letting me have what I want!   Do I just keep waiting? Would whining to someone employed by Sephora help? Logically it seems like the better course of action is to find another brand of shadows to try out - UD singles look like they might be a promising option...maybe...As long as I don't have to get one of the naked palettes. I know, I know, everyone and their mother's cousin's sister's half-niece loves at least one of the three naked palettes - but I don't. The naked palettes and the matte naked basics feature a ton of shades that I realistically know I'd never use, so why spend all that money just for the few shades I'd want? (whispers-like-they-do-on-stage-or-when-drunk-and- the-music-suddenly-stops: grey is actually a neutral too, make up manufacturer people, just sayin'...) I tend to be drawn to brands that provide me the ability to choose my own color options so I don't feel like I'm trying to pick the least awful or half-decent option from a group of palettes that are someone else's idea of colors that work together.   So, anyone have any advice? Opinions on the UD singles? Would rather I take my novel-length postings elsewhere? (You could just tell me in a PM if the last one is the case, you know...)
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Hauls
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!   (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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Beauty Confessions
 (apparently I can not spell today..) This year has been very purchase heavy for me, some of the things were great, others not so much. So since the year is almost over lets do a round up on "What was your THE best beauty(skincare, clothing, etc.) find/discovery of the year?".   IF you had BIG misses and no so great finds - go ahead and share them too!    My great discoveries were: - Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere - after being on a hunt for a good foundation, and then while in Nordies stumbling on Chanel counter and lovely associate helping me out with a perfect shade match and coverage - I fell in love with this one!!! - Skincare wise I think Algenist was my discovery - they have such a great skin care line, I love their firming cream and oil!! - After such a craze about Bite beauty , and finally my local stores having the items on display, I caved and decided to see what they were about  - now I am a proud owner of about 10 of their lip products - Then I just have to mention finding the GLAMGLOW masks at my fave TJMAxx - that was an amazing deal!!!    
Beauty Insider
I'm definitely done for 2014, and I qualified for Rouge with $3 to spare. I would be shocked to requalify next year, but I suppose you never know. But if I do, I need all the help I can get.    So do you ever decide to stop buying towards the end of the year so your purchases will count towards next year's spend total? Or do you know that you'll qualify for Rouge ten times over anyway, so it really makes no difference either way?
Ask The Experts
I'm switching from Clinque to makeup forever, I'm golden in Clinque but I'm not sure which Makeup Forever color i the closet to it even though I have a warm undertone.? Please respond if you can, thanks
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Makeup
BOX IS CLOSED DELUXE AND FOILS WINTER TSB Qualifications: Must be 18 yrs. or older Must be VIB or VIB Rouge Rules: Must be able to pay $17 dollars for shipping (USPS) Must provide a tracking number. Must be able to post pictures of what you take and put in Do not take more than what you put in. Keep the value of items equal. Trade on or above the value of what you have taken from the box. It would be a good idea to post your trade before you ship the box. Ship the box out within 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. What to include in the box ☆Products from brands sold at Barney's, Saks, Sephora and Nordstrom. The exception to the rule is Asian products which you cannot get in the states (Sulwhasoo, Etude House, Peripera, Hada Labo, etc.) ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) Sanitize and pack all explodable or leakable products in ziplocks and bubble wrap. ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used at ALL ☆ Lotion, creams allowed if they are brand new or in a pump bottle for sanitary reasons ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged ☆ Anything that is sealed Do not include: Pre-made samples Drugstore items (unless it's from a brand hard to find in the US) Heavily used items (but if it is an expensive ítem someone might be interested, just ask in the thread) Swatching items in the box Putting in anything unsanitary/things that can't be cleaned or sanitized   ---> If you have anything that is questionable just ask in the thread! =]   Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend) Michelle shops (CONFIRMED) Dtalks all (CONFIRMED) Laynebr (CONFIRMED) Heatherbee (CONFIRMED) Makeupobsesed (Origins or Asian products ) Sdbeautyjunkie1 (CONFIRMED) Annypoo (CONFIRMED) Masaya (CONFIRMED) Kiml150 (CONFIRMED) Sn22 (CONFIRMED) Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) Onceuponatime (colourpop eyeshadows or an eyeshadow palette) Makeuplovertay (CONFIRMED) Redwagon44 (CONFIRMED) Dolceloure (CONFIRMED) Trishalyn (CONFIRMED) StephaniLynn (CONFIRMED) Gamingangel Roseps135   Allright, here is the list: Gaming and Roseps did not reply so I´m not sure if they would still like to join us. In any case, I put them down at the bottom in case someone drops out.            
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Eyes
It seems like my YT home page has been inundated with reviews of these $5 Colourpop Super Shock cream eye shadows. They actually look quite lovely, but when I see everyone and their mother doing a review for something they were sent on YT, I tend to take those reviews with a heaping grain of salt. Has anyone actually tried these? The price is appealing at least.
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Makeup
I didn't know exactly where to post this but here goes. For any of you interested in buying Naked 3 or already own it like I do..    I bought the Naked 3 as soon as it came out, I remember having to wait two weeks for it because it got delayed during bad weather some place. I received it, and that excitement wore off real quick. I swatched it and was happy with the colors.. but once it was on my eyes, I wasn't blown away. So, there's one makeup product that I got caught up in the hype with and it ended up being a boring ol' thing. It's easily one of the very few palettes that doesn't get any love. I think in total I've used it four times. The last time I had used it, I noticed 3 of the shadows popped out. It has never been dropped, ever.. yet here's these shadows popping out. Then another. WELL. They were so easy to depot, I just did so right now and put them in a Z palette provided by the wonderful DiVWA. I took all of them out because quite frankly, they were all pretty lose. Why do i care so much about an item I don't actually use? Because, I paid money for it, and for the amount it's worth, I shouldn't have problems with it coming off its palette. It doesn't get hit by direct sunlight so it's not like that's what caused the sticky glue to wear off.  I don't recommend this palette to anyone, the colors i'm sure you can find dupes of, but if you want something that stays put, the packaging isn't going to protect your shadows if it DOES fall.  I just wish it weren't too late for me to return this item, but it is, unfortunately. 
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Eyes
My everyday/favorite eye look is to use a pigmented stark white eye shadow all over the lid, but I am finding it hard to do this. I've finally found a white eye shadow that goes on the lid as a pigmented white instead of just as a highlight (MUF snow), but it is really hard to apply.   I find that using a eye shadow brush requires me to really drag on my eyelid instead of being able to pat the shadow on (which I prefer to do), and most of the time I have fallout. A lot of brushes also make the color go on as a highlight rather than a pigmented white. Oddly enough I found that using a lip brush from Estee Lauder works the best with applying white eye shadow this way, but I still have to drag the color across the lid. I've also tried other brands of white eye shadow (Urban Decay, Estee Lauder, MAC, etc) and every brand is just as difficult to apply.   Anyone know of a way to apply white eye shadow without having to drag the color on, but still allowing the white to remain stark white instead of a high light? Would using a different brush make it easier to apply (specifically a sponge tip applicator)?