Are you addicted to Sephora? How do you know?


I'm on the site a good 30+ times per day, and constantly on Sephora mobile, beauty points come and go pretty easily, and I just picked my next apartment due to its proximity to a Sephora store. Anybody else do anything like that?


I doubt any of us want "help" for our love of beauty, but, do you think you're addicted? I know I am!

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Shopping at Sephora for me is wayyyy cheaper than a therapist would be! It is the BEST therapy! It really does make me feel good. I mean...there are occassions where I may go a bit overboard..but for the most part it is manageable! Sometimes I'll give up my weekly coffee budget to get an item I've really been wanting. There's no better feeling than having extra money and a couple hours to browse! I love going into the store or going on here...either way I'm soooo indecisive and brood over colors!!

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I am definitely an addict!  This AM the dog was pestering around in the kitchen where my computer is and Hubby asked "Did you feed the dog"?  OOPS! Here I am on Beauty Talk and my dog is going hungry!  Of course, he isn't starving, but still.


But I figure it is a much less harmful and costly addiction than when I was fanatical about growing orchids and built a special sunroom for them and just had to have the latest one, talk about spending money! Though a makeup room might be nice.....


It also helps that the nearest Sephora store is more than 3 hours away, and since I like to try stuff out before I purchase, that keeps me from going too nutso.

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Haha, I am certainly addicted to makeup, sephora, and (who knew store websites could be JUST as addicting as social media ones!) This is one of my newer ones, and growing fast! Apparently, I'm like many of you on here, who also have an addictive personality by nature.


Haha, when I was a lot younger, my best friend and I would go to arcades once and a while. After a few visits she decided she would not ever let me go in one again unsupervised... haha, NOW it's turned into casino's that she's keeping me from - JUST in case! Smiley Wink


What are best friends for!


She isn't a big fan of makeup though. Like me she had acne trouble through school and went in the opposite direction I did, she avoids makeup (other than the occasional bright lipstick) where as I love it!


It's funny how different personalities react so differently to the same event, eh? (wow, show that I'm Canadian much! haha)


Whoops, off topic now... Ah well, addiction to beauty talk, sephora/ is a big YES I AM from me!


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I have a compulsive personality and get easily addicted to things, so getting addicted to Sephora, makeup and Beauty Talk is probably really safe compared to other things I could be hooked on. Because of this, I never play the lottery or gamble.


As for being addicted here... no one else I know loves makeup as much as I do. People prefer to talk about their new iPhones and gadgets and stuff which bore me to tears. So it's nice to find kindred spirits here to discuss fun things with. Smiley Very Happy

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Hi! I'm Kati. And I'm addicted to Sephora.

I have a very addictive personality.  This is not my first addiction.

I'm running up my credit cards and my parents are worried about me.  Whenever they see a box (could be any box) delivered to my house, they get nervous.

I'm trying very hard to just hang out on BeautyTalk and give my opinion or advise and not buy.  I'm praying it's not like other 12 step programs where you have to give the whole thing up cold turkey.  I'd be so sad not to be able to do the TSB anymore.

I am getting better. I feel like I'm set for my makeup and am  only buying what I need to replace, Except that %15 off sale killed me.  But still I did good.

I was very happy  to see this heading this morning.  I felt less alone. Thank you for letting me share.

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@Kati : The 15 % off got me too, it got me really bad. I told myself I have to return at least 5 of the items I got, since one of them was such a compulsive buy, it isn't even in my color. I feel ya girl.

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OH NO! Now I've got a 10% off til May 27th!


My poor wallet...

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I'm dreading that too. I know I'll be getting that email within the next few weeks, and I'll think I have to use it. It's so hard to resist deals like that!

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I was addicted to Sephora. I am now addicted to RBL. I am still on Beauty Talk because of the awesome friends I've made here, but I definitely don't shop at Sephora the way I used to. It's partly because at this point I have all the makeup I need and want-- if something really awesome comes out that may change, but I'm set for a while. That's why I switched to nail polish. Smiley Happy

Sephora by OPI chips too fast on me, so I found China Glaze and RBL. Since neither of those are at Sephora, I'm here alot less. But I still log on to see what my friends are up to and hang out with them.

Hi ladies! You make this place worthwhile!!!!! Smiley Very Happy

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Am I addcited? yes. Do I have any intention of getting help for my addiction? Nope.



Truth is, as long as I pay my bills and I dont let myself go broke from my beauty addiction than I figured I'm ok. 


What can I say?! I love all beauty products. 


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I'm for sure addicted to beauty talk, I mean, who isn't? I'm constantly on here checking out new posts and seeing how many hearts I get. It's so much fun, here on beauty talk. It's especially great, since only one of my friends is really into makeup like me, so, it's nice to talk to other makeup junkies on here!

Thankyou, so much Sephora for beauty talk. It's fun to be on, and it really helps me make better choices of what to buy.

Thx again! Smiley Happy

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I think it's the researcher gene in me. I like going on "quests" to find the impossible or just browsing around to see if there's anything I may have missed. I've also come to find many brands that I would have never stumbled across otherwise.  In other words, even when not shopping, Sephora's site is a great resource tool.  It's helped me find products for family and friends who have mostly given up buying beauty items.


For a website, I think it's very well laid out, has great information, simple and to the point for those who don't want to take an eternity finding a product.  Best of all it doesn't get too distracted with silly web app features that makes shopping on other sites very annoying.  Ever tried to buy something on another website that uses flash entirely and then have it crash (emptying out cart items or removing things upon checkout)?  Or pages that don't display properly cause the coding/app integration is awful?  Who wants to do that?  Not me. 

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I know I am addicted to Beauty Talk! I mean here I am, house crazy getting ready for easter and still on my down time I'm here! I love buying skincare, makeup I buy only a few items and replace only when its completely used up. Right now though, I'm pinching my pennies and am not spending a dime on anything unless I run completely out of something.

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