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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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Hauls
Hello BT! Today is August 1st and that means another month of hauls!   This month is the 2x/3x/4x the points for BI,VIB and ROUGE respectively. This is a great time to stock up on points lost throughout the year!   Please share your purchases! Remember, a haul is a haul no matter how big or small!
Sephora.com
I'm fairly new to ebates compared to most ladies on BT. I've never seen the percentage so high? Have you?
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Sephora.com
Didn't see this posted, so I'm sorry if this was already made known! But there are some KVD palettes and lipsticks in the sale section! Go grab them!
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Stores & Services
I was invited to attend the Square One Opening Party here in Toronto. When I showed up, SAs were shouting and dancing and the music was blasting! They stamped my hand ("with an everlasting Sephora tattoo!") and I entered heaven.   I'm not over-exaggerating, either. The whole store was brand spanking new, with never-before-swatched products galore! I even got to peel a few products open There were also products that haven't come out in other stores/online yet, so that was a neat surprise !   There were lots of servers walking around with glasses of strawberry champagne, sparkling lime water, and lots of yummy little snacks (cheesecake pops, fig tartlets, chocolate cupcakes, etc.). Oh, and there was a DJ.    The SAs were still of the genuinely happy to help variety, not yet battle scarred by months of terrible customers   It turned out to be a really amazing event! I walked around smiling and had a really great time! To me, this event was way better than the Rouge thing a few weeks ago. Anyway, here are some photos I managed to snap:   A YSL set I've never seen before:   UD Basics 2!!   Nars Audacious lippies:   At some point during the evening, the SAs all stopped what they were doing and did a full choreographed dance!     My Sephora 'tattoo' Opening up a fresh jar of Caudalie My swatches started getting out of control   And here's what I ended up getting! (I'm in my eyeliner phase, don't judge me.) We also all got a gift bag full of goodies - no purchase required - from a beautiful tall model when we left!   Inside the gift bag (it also included a $25 gift card!) Just had to take a photo of the cutest mini fragrance bottle!
Beauty Confessions
Okay so some of you know I went out to Mexico. Reason was for a dentist appointment, everything was done yesterday and today i'm in pain (not excruciating, but I don't want to touch my face much still).. I went to MAC and Sephora for two reasons.. Russian Red and some eyeshadows. Both sephoras have the same eyeshadows for the new artist shadow MUFE so I just started looking at other stuff. I ended up buying 'The real steal' which comes with the benefit they're real mascara and the they're real push up liner. YES, I wanted to try it and I'm not paying extra money for the liner Anyway, I was headed back to where I had parked and a makeup beauty stand in the middle of the mall stopped me, mind you i kept saying no but they pulled me in with their hurried insistance? that even a word? I'm pretty sure the brush they used to appy their mineral foundation was dirty, but I was wearing my glasses so when I took them off reluctantly I couldn't really see. He was so rough when applying that know my cheek where I had work done hurts. I just told them thanks and I'll buy something tomorrow when I get paid. They even told me I should return my sephora stuff to buy theirs.. what? .. Anyway, the foundation he put was like two shades darker than my skin. What was he thinking? Geez. One thing is other kiosks trying to lure you in, but when it's makeup ones.. ugh. 
Hauls
there are 4 KVD palettes added in sale section. Hurry up girls
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Sephora Show & Tell
Happy Mani Friday! This week's mani is brought to you buy Nails Inc's Alexa Chung Fabric Collection, specially Alexa Lace and Cashmere . Since you know I always give you guys the *real* real, I will say that the "lace" polish is essentially a fine matte red glitter. However it is quite pretty from afar, and if you squint your eyes it does kind of have a lacey effect (just don't pile it on, you need your base color to show through). It's a cool "nail art" effect for folks who don't really *do* nail art (or folks who can't wear it to work, which...the horror...). What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!    Lastly, a small announcement. Your favorite Community Manager (that'd be me) is getting married next Friday (!!), so I will be MIA for the next two weeks. But never fear! I have scheduled manis to post for your enjoyment; I just won't be around to chop it up with you guys in the comments. Wish me luck! 
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Beauty Confessions
--closed-- Box of awesome high end items and unicorns, show me yours and I'll show you mine, lol. While I’m not “ancient”, I’ve been on BeautyTalk WAY longer than I ever expected and have made some very good friends….as well as been enabled into getting WAY more makeup, lol. It is getting a bit overwhelming and as much as I like pretty things, my style is more minimalist, so I don’t reaaally need 6 or 7 jars of Guerlain meteorites etc. To help revamp/reorganize my stash as well as having some fun with the awesome friends I’ve made, I’m doing the LUV TB.    It contains lots of makeup that I love but never use, altho I couldn’t bear to part with any perfumes or majority of the skincare, so you ladies will have to make up for it along the way. Keep it classy, with high end and preferably new or lightly used things. No drugstores. Since it’s got tons of expensive items, I asked people I trust who are interested, so the box is closed. If it goes well, I may do another one next year when I've accumulated enough treasures. =P   Expand below to see the rules, taken from the awesome roxystar4 and slightly simplified:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills. Donts’s ■ 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 ■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ DON'T swatch items from the box.  ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Do’s ♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully!  ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in.   Allowed: ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!) Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands  ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!) If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX*********   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). -send your address to the person above you -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on. * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.Donts’s■ 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■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB.■ DON'T swatch items from the box. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.Do’s♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not.♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM.♥ Package things carefully! ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in. Allowed:☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!)☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)Not allowed:☆Pre-made samples☆ NO used/swatched lip wands ☆Heavily used items☆ Drugstore items☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX********* 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).-send your address to the person above you-post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on.   Positions are flexible as long as you let me know a couple days beforehand. Right now here's the list: ChicDabbler ghkim katief241981 rikkie AznAngelLiz Missie772 beethousand WendyOMGWar DesertRose0706 Britlee303 anb0906 jellybean917 wingatprsct BeautyJunkie325 mlmac LindenAnn kalex thesupergirl RJAMLT KITKAT2383 It's my first box, so I'm capping it at 20. Wait list: - Sparklekai - myxducky - Oklady2013   That's all, have fun ladies! XD
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Acne
i need a eye serum that really works and works with the clarisonic opal thinking of getting.
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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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Makeup
Has anyone seem or heard about this?!?!?
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Makeup
I need somewhere to track all of the awesomeness of this collection. Below is what I've read will be released, but I haven't seen any pictures, so post if you find any!! I know all of those lipsticks will be coming to live with me.. and the lip pencil, and probably the eye shadows, and really anything that can be described as 'sparkling chunky gold' needs to be mind.    Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection:  Lipsticks:  Sahara: (Matte) Yellowish Brick-Red Riri VS: Vivid Blush Red Amplified Cream Sin: Deep Dark Blue Red (Matte) Deep Love: Deep Raspberry Blue Wine (Matte) Lip Pencil: Vino: Intense Violet Purple Eye Shadows: Graphic Style:  Deep Silver Veluxe Pearl Original Plexi: Soft Muted White and Pearl Frost Carbon Black: Intense Matte Black Bold Babe: Greyish Blue with Pearl Frost Blackberry: Muted Burgundy - Plum Brown (Matte) Crystal: Violet DuoChrome w/ Pearlized Pigments (Frost) Greasepaint Stick: B* Bright Yellow Blue Intense Black Superslick Liquid Eyeliner: On the Hunt: True Black Chromographic Pencil: Black Basic Red: Primary Red Powder Blush: Crazed Imagination Sheertone Shimmer Sculpt and Shape Powder: Bone Beige Emphasis Nude Cream / Tan Set Powder: Invisible Pigment: Rock Red - Sparkling Burgundy Zoom Fast Black Lash: Deepest Black Lashes: 7 Length - Natural Everyday Glam  Glitter: Gold - Sparkling Chunky Gold 3D Black - Black Glitter and silver holographic mixed in Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy: Red with multi changing pearlized pigments (Pearl) Formidable: Teal Green with Pink Multi-changing pearlized pigments (Pearl)         EEEeeee!!! So excited   Anyone else shivering with antici..........         ...pation???
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Beauty Confessions
How about a little spin on "what are you wearing"? I'm putting myself out there right now with a not very flattering "before" and a much more forgiving "after." Come and join me in some transformation magic!    Before:   After:   The Tools:
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Products
My love for Sephora continues. I was sent a comped, brand new, full sized Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel (launching 08-26-14) to review. I will use it for the first time tonight, so check back to this post if the product interests you.    
Beauty Confessions
Not applying or playing, but just looking all the pretty colors and how you have them displayed?  This is a bit of a beauty confession but looking at my collection makes me happy and inspires me.
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Ask The Experts
I'm looking for a really good red eyeshadow. I bought Poppy from MUFE, but I think it's too orange. I don't want to buy any Halloween makeup because I really want red in my eye color rotation. Any suggestions?
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Acne
UGH--so busy today and didn't get a chance to check out the sale section today There was a huge markdown on the Tarte cheek stain set and the MUFE set but it looks like its out of stock already!    Still--lots of other goodies at great prices there! Lots off OCC and the some Smashbox LE items
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Face
Wondering what new palettes Kat Von D will have, as well as what's to come from Tarte and UD!!! Who else is with me and what are you excited for? Can we expect these the end of this month?
All Other Concerns
hello i was thinking of getting the clarisonic opel does anyone have it and does it really work?   Read a lot of good and bad reviews about it, so before i spend that much money i would like know from you beauty ladies your opion please thank you.
Eyes
So I have really oily eyelids. Yeah, I know gross. I've tried a few eyeliners in the past, and I do love them but they never last. I've tried drugstore and some higher brands.    Examples: 1) Stila - it started to flake after the first few hours 2) Kat von D Tattoo Liner- Love but doesn't last more than 4 hours.. it fades 3) Maybelline Gel liner- it stayed but wasn't waterproof and smudged when i cried... yikes 4) Mac kohl liner in feline- smudged everywhere! pretty much a nightmare   I'm not looking for a pencil.. I'm in more preference of liquid... maybe gel. I was thinking perhaps Marc Jacobs liquid liner, Benefit Push Up Liner, or even Tarte Gel Pot. I  know its sort of splurge buys but I just don't know anymore. Please, any suggestions?    A bit of more information. I like to do small wings and thats basically my makeup for the day. I wear it all day every day. So something that is smudgeproof and waterproof is a must! 
Beauty Insider
I just recently went completely nuts over this brand. Even though I'm a skincare fanatic, I never really paid attention to Caudalie products, well, because the brand is not as prominently advertised as others I suppose..   I'd love to know your favs (or HGs)!   Here are mine:
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Makeup
Hi ladies!   In about a week and a half, I will be going on a trip to New Zealand for two weeks. I'm super excited Obviously I cannot carry all my skincare and liquid foundation etc. in their original containers, so I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for travel-size bottles and containers? The Sephora brand sets don't have such great reviews unfortunately      
Products
I just changed my clarisonic brush and underneath there was some mold beginning to form.  I took an old toothbrush and scrubbed it clean, but still.....   Anyone have suggestions on how to fix/prevent this and what is the best way to clean them if it cannot be prevented?
Eyes
Need recommendations for brow pencil.  Thin brows; aging brows; light brown/blond hair
Ask The Experts
Hi My mom has normal to dry skin. But she sweats alot on her face and has large pores and discolorations on her cheeks and dark lids. I'm looking for a) a good primer for her pores...would benefit porefessional do the job? b) a full coverage concealer that hides her discolorations well ...I ordered tartes maracuja creasless concealer should I stick with it or go with another one? 
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Makeup
Going to renaissance festival this weekend wearing purple fairy dress.  Need a cute fairy makeup look.  Any ideas?
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Nails
Eff! I have a feeling the $50 Louboutin red nail polish will end up at my house. I don't hoard cheapie polishes so it's okay to splurge on a luxury beauty product, right?     Sephora will be getting it around August 6th if I remember correctly. http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?p roductId=P388556&om_mmc=oth-tum-20140723-Louboutin