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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.
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This is so funny... bougereau is my dads favorite artist, so I grew up surrounded by a lot of his prints.    He he loved the way he painted facial expressions. see post
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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Thank you, Veg! I decided to get back into more neutral colored blushes after a few mishaps with hot pink ones earlier this week. 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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Ugh, I've been battling several all week! see post
we still have a week left in the month, but i need a distraction and figured now is as good of time as any ! plus i have so many things i want to talk about !!   KATE SOMERVILLE goat's milk moisturizer. i purchased this at the end of last month, and am absolutely loving it. it's keeping my skin very hydrated, and i think it's helping with clogged pores i tend to get on my chin (hormonal). i have only ever used this at night, never in the morning / under makeup so i can't really speak for that. the price is hefty for me but i'm so glad i pulled the trigger on this one, and would definitely recommend to anyone. MAC kohl liner, teddy . this slightly warm brown pencil will never leave my collection again. gives a soft definition, but not too soft ! just adore.... NARS blush, mata hari . this has been on my wish list for ages and it is glorious. i'm still learning to be more confident with blush, but considering that--i've pulled this out 5 times in the 10 days since i've owned it. that's saying something ! NARS audacious lipstick, brigitte . she is a slow burn--i didn't know i wanted her until i had her. absolutely perfect not-too-pink nude, leans just slightly warm/peach so it helps warm up my complexion. (special shout out to RITA and INGRID and NATALIE who have also entered my collection this month) ANASTASIA BEV HILLS brow wiz, granite.  i'm contrarian by nature and avoided the brand. but i needed a new brow product, discovered the shade granite (which is PERFECT) and the rest is history. AVEDA be curly curl enhancing cream . as lots of you have so sweetly recognized, july has marked the return of my curly hair after years (a decade, really, with rare exception) of being styled straight for short 'dos. this was the curl enhancing cream i used a decade ago, and it's still around (at the time curl CREAMS were still quite rare, where curly hair products were dominated by crunchy gels and mousses). this won't hold a curl--you need a different product for that--but it helps nourish, condition and define the curls you got. in other words, it gives your curls order in an otherwise chaotic world. p.s.: JAUNTY JAUNTY JAUNTY !
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i love july..sad it's its last day (this year.) oh yeah! i also picked up kvd metal crush eyeshadow in "iggy" last love love green eye makeup. it's hard for m... see post
Ho Ho Holidays 2015!
Ok, forgive me, I know it is only June!  Is anyone else already thinking of wonderful things to come? I have visions of Limited editions, special sets and palettes dancing in my head! I can't wait to see what gift sets, gifts with purchase, and Sephora Favorites are coming our way! Black Friday deals and specials that we can't wait to get our hands on!!   Lets share some of our favorites from the past and wishes for the future, and them post pics as we get closer and start finding out what we have to get for the holidays!
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How do you store your makeup? SHOW US!!!
Hey guys. Just curious to see how other makeup lovers out there store/display their treasures. I got so sick and tired of having all my products in makeup bags and inside a fabric storage bin, that today i went out on a mission and found and purchases acrylic drawers. ( I cleared the shelves out at HomeSense LOL). Sadly I've asked them to try to get more for me.   Thinking some of us could post and share how we store our makeup to inspire or give each other some creative ideas to get organized.  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)         
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The Giddy Post - Did you order something today?? (;
Are you riding a high from an order you placed today?? Do tell. 
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My OCD started kicking after meganlisa suggested the creation of the Summer thread so why not have a Fall one already just to keep ourselves organized?    Here we go   Burberry and Dior Fall 2015 (Found by Rhiannon1419)   Spring Collections - /Spring-2015-Collections/td-p/1825800 Summer Collections - /SUMMER-2015-COLLECTIONS/td-p/1927119
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gah! guerlain is one of my achilles heels'.  I have the first palette in another combo and its my FAVORITE palette.  I adore the quality 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 michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm at the end of my little Caudalie Eau de Beaute and it feels like I'm getting sprayed with a garden hose every time I use it.  Why are the nozzles of these things so ... see post
Story Time: National Lipstick Day ! Apparently That's A Thing...??
so, hooray for made up silly so-called holidays ! in celebration, i ask you: what are you 3 favorite lipsticks of all time ? and what story goes with them ? they don't have to be your 3-right-now favorites,  nope, changing this. let's tell our / any lipstick stories !  whatever holds a place in your heart. maybe a lipstick  that Changed The Way You Saw Lipstick For Forever. or that you just feel like yourself in.    i'll add mine as i think of them !
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TKLJ, In honour of my Greatgrandmother I have added Besame Red 1920 to my 4x points shopping list. :) see post
i have a secret love of watching vintage beauty ads, but i just came across these tutorials and i had to share. i can't get enough. i love how some advice is clearly very dated, and some is undeniably timeless !    1930s   1940s   1950s (i'm having trouble finding a proper 50s one)   1960s  
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BEAUTY BUFF beauty1bliss / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use this, love, love, love this product! see post
Show us your vanity/make up set up!
I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities.     I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way.  This is my set up for now.   Whats your set up like? 
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's awesome!  I hate having to go back and forth to the bathroom while getting ready. see post
Who is as dumb as me? Feel free to add anything dumb/funny you did lately!
Today as I am looking through the orders that are on the way to me I noticed that I ordered 2 more of the same product. One I have already (GA Brow Maestro-ordered same color, wanted to order a different one). And I placed two different orders for Glamglow Thirstycleanse! What a dumbo! Now both those orders will have to be returned...ugh! I just can't believe I did this considering I was checking and rechecking my orders. And yes...I ordered them all from Sephora! Go ahead laugh and tell me what I already know,...I am indeed an addict and a goofy one at that. I'm blaming it on the weather since I think it's causing more confusion than usual! Ok that and a serious lack of sleep...zzzzzzz (I wish!)
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We'll know for sure if/when I buy a full size of the Luna! Clearly I'm not responsible enough to have nice things... or at least nice things that aren't clearly labeled!... see post
Would you consider this palette hoarding?
I was at a friends last night and we ended up watching episode after episode of hoarders which was shocking and frightening at the same time.  Today I read a comment asking to see my makeup collection so I pulled out my palettes out of their respective drawers for a photo and realized I have more than I thought. Also I realized how anxious I was about my hubby coming up and seeing how many I own. needless to say, they went back very quickly!  I'm wondering if this is too many or if I'm just sitting pretty. I do use them all save for the nars ones.  how many palettes do you own? do you use them all?   
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BEAUTY PRO ExquisiteGypsy / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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Just starting this new thread to keep us updated on all new collections, launches and releases for Summer; following up the Spring Collections thread you can check out here /Spring-2015-Collections/td-p/1825800   I’ll leave here what we already found for this upcoming summer season   MAC Wash and Dry LE Spoiler (Highlight to read) Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkins Summer 2015 (found by  lachaton) Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2015 Fall Collections - /FALL-2015-COLLECTIONS/m-p/1927188#M95163  
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MAC's Veluxe a Trois dropped early today.  Picture from Bellashoot's twitter.   see post
5 Things/Products You are Obsessed with right now .
Lately I have been going over my purchases and I noticed a tiny trend - I am obsessed with some things more than others.   So what are your 5 things/products that you are obsessed with lately (it could be anything - from food to clothing to makeup, etc)?   Mine are: - Skin care (Algenist, face masks, and serums) - Purses (bought 4 purses in one year, and continuing to look .. smh) - Starbucks (holiday drinks) - NARS creamy concealer - Bite Beauty
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BEAUTY WHIZ fantasiabliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree, re organizing your collection can be a lot of fun. I've been obsessed with that too. see post
MOTD: Mask Of The Day!
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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This is the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask.  I was lucky enough to try this for free thanks to a promotion with BuzzAgent (I also got a sample of their Treatment Essenc... see post
All around the world
So I have been talking to so many fellow BT ladies lately. And all have been amazing. In my conversations the topic of where everyone is from came up, and swapping care packages with your regional goodies. Is this something anyone else would be interested in doing? Kinda like the awesome maple Canada candies lol and me being from Louisiana, well, we have our own breed of everything down here!
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HALL OF FAMER desertdancer / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love how everyone gets into it!  Fun! see post
beauty products to seek out when traveling
When I was traveling a few weeks ago in Greece, I asked the beauty board recommendations of beauty products to seek out while I was there. I got a few lovely responses and it was fun to check out what they had recommended. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a few more of the apitiva single use masks to try, because they were cheaper over there at the pharmacies. Would it be helpful for other people to maintain a thread w/ information like this? I want to talk about beauty products to get while traveling and where I should head next to collect some! Let me know if you do, too!
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Are we doing this?  I'm going to Brazil in 3 weeks and I'll take any suggestions.     Side note: In my mind I was traveling with a 70 lb checked bag and a carry on wit... see post
Boxes boxes everywhere!!!
So I seem to be getting alot of requests for another AATW box trade. If there are enough people who are interested, this has been the most fun trade I have been a part of! Anyone interested in joining round 2?
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HALL OF FAMER desertdancer / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ELF-2 is happening 7/20-8/21! Join us on the new thread. see post
Things you love that most people seemingly don't
There is currently a thread about products/brands that are consistently bad.  I decided to start one on products you love that most people seemingly don't.  I have a bunch. I love the Too Faced heart blush in peach beach.  It got an F from Temptalia and is one of my favorite blushes.  I adore MAC nude lipglosses...which get almost universal hate.  I also like the Tarte Golden Days and Sultry Nights palette which I think has had its one year birthday on the Sephora sale page.  And I even like the Jennifer Anniston perfume...though I admit the wear time wasn't so great. What do you like/love despite the bad reviews (and no nail rings or glitter eye lashes unless you really must...please)!
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Thoughts?!? I just recently started, and I kind of love it. I love my packaging though! 
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Brands Consistently Bad at Something?
Once again I have found an eyeshadow palette from Bobbi Brown that looks beautiful.  Once again, the reviews are terrible.  Are Bobbi Brown eyeshadows almost always bad??  I'm not mentioning any cream or stick eyeshadows from this brand since I haven't tried them (I did order the 100 point perk, so I'll see how that performs when it arrives).  I did want the colorful Surf palette a while ago, but once I swatched it in store I could see how bad it really was.  Are these concerns not seen at all at the company, or do they just sell enough that they don't care?!  Sigh..I just want the high price of the palettes to perform.     Anyone else find a brand to be consistently bad at a certain type of  product, whether eyeshadow, foundation, or lipstick?
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Bobbi Brown eyeshadows are designed to be used with primer, and work well with the cream eyeshadow that contains primer.   The first time I purchased a palette the makeu... see post
Popular Skin Care Brands Word Association
Alright, I've been meaning to do this for a while, and my boss is out sick, so today's the day! Not sure how this is going to go, but let's find out together.   If you don't know the drill, you can see the make-up brand version here: e-Up-Brand-Word-Association/m-p/1566624#M37719 If you haven't read through or done it yourself, you should - it's pretty fun to see other people's answers, and even how your own answers can change over time.   Anyway... onto v2.0 - Skin Care! I just copied and pasted (and italicized) the instructions from the previous thread into the spoiler if you need a refresher.     Spoiler (Highlight to read) Okay, since this is a Sephora board, I'm sticking with the popular brands of skin care that are sold at Sephora.   What words, terms, concepts do you associate with the following brands? It doesn't matter if your associations are logical, rational or completely batsh!t crazy - what do YOU think of when you think of the following brands?    I think I got almost all of the common ones talked about on this board... but if you don't have any thoughts on any of them, feel free to leave them blank or ? or whatever... it's just for fun to see how people view things differently!    I'll do mine in a separate post to keep things clean for copy/paste purposes. Okay, since this is a Sephora board, I'm sticking with the popular brands of skin care that are sold at Sephora. What words, terms, concepts do you associate with the following brands? It doesn't matter if your associations are logical, rational or completely batsh!t crazy - what do YOU think of when you think of the following brands?  I think I got almost all of the common ones talked about on this board... but if you don't have any thoughts on any of them, feel free to leave them blank or ? or whatever... it's just for fun to see how people view things differently!  I'll do mine in a separate post to keep things clean for copy/paste purposes.     Algenist -  AmorePacific -  belif -  Bliss -  boscia -  Caudalie -  Clarins -  Clarisonic -  CLEAN -  CLINIQUE -  Dr. Brandt -  Dr. Dennis Gross -  Dr. Jart+ -  Drunk Elephant First Aid Beauty -  GLAMGLOW -  Jack Black -  Josie Maran -  Kate Somerville -  Koh Gen Do -  Korres -  L'Occitane -  Lancome -  Murad -  NUDE Skincare -  Ole Henriksen -  Origins -  Perricone MD -  Peter Thomas Roth -  philosophy -  Radical Skincare -  REN -  Shiseido -  SK-II -  Soap & Glory Sunday Riley -  Tata Harper - Tatcha -  Tony Moly - 
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What I love about me! The feel good thread!
So often, I read on BT what someone doesn't like about themselves. From their complexion, weight to even nose shape. It's time we all celebrate who we are and show some love to yourself! We are all beautiful... Even with the insignificant flaws you see in yourself! Time to pump yourself up! In the spirit of Marie Claire's monthly column, share what you love about yourself! I'll go first: I absolutely love my eye color. It's unique and so fun to play up. I get compliments all the time and I love that! Your turn! What do you love about you? 
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Bar Method? I may be wrong, but I've seen somewhere someone started BM recently and I'm thinking it was you. If it's you, I have to add that BM has made my legs look bet... see post
On and Off Topic- Happening Now in Beauty and Otherwise!
A lot of us love the Off Topic section of BeautyTalk.  Most of the fun goes down there.  The problem is it does not appear on the main page to accommodate the few who do not like it.  Many of us get busy and forget to check off topic.  Rather than sending a private message to multiple people to remind them to get over there, it would be nice to have one thread on the main page to remind people to get over there.   New to Beautytalk and not quite sure how to get over there?  No worries.  Follow this link: _Topic   So here are the rules of this thread.  If you see something in off topic you want others to see, write a quick message here.  Be sure to write something beauty related in each message as well.  If not, this thread can get moved, and the whole purpose will be defeated.   I'll start. Guzelkiz has an awesome thread about personalities right now.  Great read.  Also, I got two new pretty palettes today!  The NARS dual intensity palette and the Hourglass Modernist Atmosphere are mine.  They're lovely!
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is it bad that I was sold so easily? Back in the cart it goes.... see post
Brand Addiction: Nothing But Love Post!
Hi, my name is LCResz, and when I fall in love with a brand I explore it from top to bottom! I know everyone on here is a bonafide beauty addict, so let's celebrate our obsessions! Remember, the first step is admitting it is not a problem, it's a collection   Here are all of my Jo Malone perfumes and oils, not including minis because my love of minis is well documented in older threads   Post your addictions, er, um, collections of single brands here!
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BEAUTY PRO shirleylin88 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
What's the shade name for 18? I have some minis so I can look to see if I have the one you're missing :)  see post
Upcoing Beauty Events and Promotions
Does anyone know what the next big beauty events or promotions are?  I know that usually Nieman Marcus has one in the early fall/late summer....anyone know dates for these or any other big ones?  I just love getting the bag full of samples!   Also, what would be the next big Sephora promo/event? Thanks heaps in advance for anyone's help.   Happy shopping to all!
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With that information I will try to hold off my next Sephora purchase till then.... unless there is a super enticing promo, I just can't resist.... LOL.   Thank you for ... see post
Your Points
Don't be shy! I want to know how many Sephora points you have banked up. I currently have 1229 points. I find it kind of embarrassing when they tell me how many points I have, I spend WAY too much money at Sephora! lol.
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I really hope they bring that back for the people who have accumulated that many points.  Having the trip to Paris and then making it a trip to Pennsylvania (I think?) j... see post
Sample Saturday
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. 
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