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30 day lipstick challenge
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....   Spoiler (Highlight to read) 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 Day 49,12/28/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Old Blighty Day 50,12/29/14 - Covergirl Rich Lipstick in Divine Day 51,12/30/14 - NARS Hardwired lipstick in Deadly Catch Day 52,12/31/14 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - 29 Day 53,01/01/15 - ColourPop Lippie Stick in Ellarie (matte) Day 54,01/02/15 - Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick - Legendary Day 55,01/03/15 - Wet n Wild Balm Stain - Fashionista Day 56,01/04/15 - NYX Simply Irresistible Lip Cream  (lip crayon)- Seduction Day 57,01/05/15 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour - Cosmic Raspberry Day 58,01/06/15 - NYX Butter lipstick - Hot Tamale Day 59,01/07/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet - La Romanesque Day 60,01/08/15 - ColourPop lippie stick in Flawless Day 61,01/09/15 - Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil - Pomegrenate Day 62,01/10/15 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - #31 Day 63,01/11/15 - Lancôme Rouge in Love - Violette Coquette Day 64,01/12/15 - Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipstick - Vintage Day 65,01/13/15 - Mac lipstick - Hot Tahiti Day 66,01/14/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte - La Sensuelle Day 67,01/15/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #330 Ravishing Raspberry Day 68,01/16/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #152 Insaisissable Day 69,01/17/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #145 Rayonnante Day 70,01/18/15 - Laura Mercier Sheer lip balm - Tender lips Day 71,01/19/15 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Come to Bed Red Day 72,01/20/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #325 Spellbound Day 73,01/21/15 - Maybelline Rebel - Orchid Ecstacy Day 74,01/22/15 - Tom Ford Violet Fatale Day 75,01/23/15 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lipcolour - Scarlet Day 76,01/24/15 - Tom Ford - Wild Ginger Day 77,01/25/15 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Red Velvet   Day 1, 11/10/14 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose.Day 2, 11/11/14 - NARS Funny FaceDay 3, 11/12/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - YuDay 4, 11/13/14 - NARS Audacious in AnnabelleDay 5, 11/14/14 - NARS Audacious in CharlotteDay 6, 11/15/14 - CK One Pure Color in 610-Bite MeDay 7, 11/16/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Electric VioletDay 8, 11/17/14 - YSL Rouge Volupte #34 Rose AsarineDay 9, 11/18/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment pencil - WinterberryDay 10,11/19/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in PalpitanteDay 11,11/20/14 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #40 Rouge ErosDay 12,11/21/14 - BITE Matte Lip Crayon in FramboiseDay 13,11/22/14 - NARS Red LizardDay 14,11/23/14 - Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bright RaspberryDay 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in AriaDay 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balmDay 17,11/26/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in ExalteeDay 18,11/27/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil in LuxemburgDay 19,11/28/14 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Purty PersimmonDay 20,11/29/14 - BITE Beauty crème lipstick (mini duo) in PalominoDay 21,11/30/14 - Maybelline VIVDS in Hot PlumDay 22,12/01/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Old HollywoodDay 23,12/02/14 - CoverGirl lipstick in SpellboundDay 24,12/03/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in IncandescenteDay 25,12/04/14 - Urban Decay Revolution lipstick - 69Day 26,12/05/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour - Pink BlossomDay 27,12/06/14 - BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon - FraiseDay 28,12/07/14 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lip - MulberryDay 29,12/08/14 - NYX Matte Lip Cream in AmsterdamDay 30,12/09/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick in JanetDay 31,12/10/14 - WnW Megalast lipstick in Stoplight RedDay 32,12/11/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Jardin Des PlantesDay 33,12/12/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil - CranberryDay 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 MaryDay 36,12/15/14 - BITE Beauty mini - VioletDay 37,12/16/14 - Estee Lauder Pure Envy - EnviousDay 38,12/17/14 - Lancome Rouge in Love - St. HonoreDay 39,12/18/14 - NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious RedDay 40,12/19/14 - 1) Revlon Kissable lipbalm in Lovesick; 2) NARS satin lip pencil in Hyde ParkDay 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 RaspberryDay 43,12/22/14 - BITE Beauty lipstick in ZinDay 44,12/23/14 - Milani lipstick - Uptown MauveDay 45,12/24/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Ruby MurrayDay 46,12/25/14 - Revlon - Cherries in the SnowDay 47,12/26/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick - FannyDay 48,12/27/14 - Butter London Lippy Balm lipstick - Abbey RoseDay 49,12/28/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Old BlightyDay 50,12/29/14 - Covergirl Rich Lipstick in DivineDay 51,12/30/14 - NARS Hardwired lipstick in Deadly CatchDay 52,12/31/14 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - 29Day 53,01/01/15 - ColourPop Lippie Stick in Ellarie (matte)Day 54,01/02/15 - Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick - LegendaryDay 55,01/03/15 - Wet n Wild Balm Stain - FashionistaDay 56,01/04/15 - NYX Simply Irresistible Lip Cream  (lip crayon)- SeductionDay 57,01/05/15 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour - Cosmic RaspberryDay 58,01/06/15 - NYX Butter lipstick - Hot TamaleDay 59,01/07/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet - La RomanesqueDay 60,01/08/15 - ColourPop lippie stick in FlawlessDay 61,01/09/15 - Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil - PomegrenateDay 62,01/10/15 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - #31Day 63,01/11/15 - Lancôme Rouge in Love - Violette CoquetteDay 64,01/12/15 - Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipstick - VintageDay 65,01/13/15 - Mac lipstick - Hot TahitiDay 66,01/14/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte - La SensuelleDay 67,01/15/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #330 Ravishing RaspberryDay 68,01/16/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #152 InsaisissableDay 69,01/17/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #145 RayonnanteDay 70,01/18/15 - Laura Mercier Sheer lip balm - Tender lipsDay 71,01/19/15 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Come to Bed RedDay 72,01/20/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #325 SpellboundDay 73,01/21/15 - Maybelline Rebel - Orchid EcstacyDay 74,01/22/15 - Tom Ford Violet FataleDay 75,01/23/15 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lipcolour - ScarletDay 76,01/24/15 - Tom Ford - Wild GingerDay 77,01/25/15 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Red Velvet  Day 78,01/26/15 - YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - #5 Fuchsia in Excess
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not ED but you and heartsmyface both seem to have reached a picture limit. I didn't realize there was one. If a picture is deleted off the "public image" section of our ... 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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BEAUTY SAVANT LHart6 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I think I love the name of your cat almost as much as I love this look. Which is A LOT.    I really wanted the Tartelette palette..but I feel like the colors are too s... see post
DIY Showcase!
The BT community is filled with talented, creative people and I thought it would be fun to start a thread showcasing DIY and other handmade creations! Yesterday evening I made these earrings:     What have you created BT?
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NUDE BREAK PRAYERS ANSWERED!!! MACS NEW VIVA GLAM!
As much as i love my nudes...its frustrating to me that the market is allllll over them at the moment. Not to many new fun colors to play with that I dont already own. Then today in my e-mails i opened the one from MAC, and to my surprise a new Viva Glam Lipstick. Miley1! lol yes miley cyrus i know.....but the color is gorgeous. I ordered it right away....along with 6 other lipstick and a blush LOL uggggh my wallet.
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I actually don't mind that it has Miley Cyrus's name on it.  She seems to play a strong enough public character.  The pinks are fantastic!  I ordered them as well.  I se... see post
What's your current wish list?
Do you have a shopping list of new products you want to try or just goodies you want in general? Tell me what you've got goin' on in your dream cart! I have: Buxom Lash Mascara (Need another tube, past the 3 months) Ole Henrickson Eye Lift Gel (tried a deluxe sample, loved) Bare Minerals Eye Brightener (Want to try!) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (Have the blush palette and it's amazing.) Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten (I love light, shimmery colors.) Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (just got a deluxe sample and I love it!) Guerlain Meteorites Compact (Love meteorites, want this so bad!) Korres Beauty Shots Mask set (love masks so much!)
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BEAUTY BOSS ProperIntro / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I accidentally ordered Dior Coral instead of Pink and I love it! I will order the pink one in the far future!      Thanks for your recomendation, it gives life and om... see post
Spring 2015 Collections
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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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Guerlain always know how to get my money. Sigh! 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 ?
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HALL OF FAMER Gwenhwyfar / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Time to dig out my samples and try it out! Thanks for reminding me! see post
Eyeshadow Palette Challenge
Much in the thread of Greenchili's Lipstick Challenge and Meg's Blush Challenge, I've decided to take on my own personal palette challenge!  When I looked into my palette box today to pick out a look, I was overwhelmed with choice and finally made my selection based on "well, I haven't worn that for awhile."    I've got lots of beauties that are completely neglected, and I'd like to stop that immediately.  Please feel free to join me for your total collection, 30 days, or however long you'd like. It's cold outside, so why not break up the monotony of winter by mixing it up?   Day 1, 1/18/15: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in 03 Nude Dip (used 3 lightest to balance out my accidental clown cheeks) Day 2, 1/19/15: Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Diamond Dusk (used 4 of 5 shades) Day 3, 1/20/15: Tarina Taraninto Jewel Shadow Palette in Magical Day 4, 1/21/15: Tom Ford Ombre Eye Color 02 She Wolf Day 5, 1/22/15: Burberry Complete Eye Palette 15 Sage Green Day 6, 1/23/15: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette Day 7, 1/24/15: Burberry Complete Eye Palette 10 Rose Pink Day 8, 1/25/15: MAC Stowaways Quad Day 9, 1/26/15: Yves Saint Laurent Palette Fetiche Day 10, 1/27/15: Tarina Taraninto Jewel Shadow Palette in Delightful
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HALL OF FAMER SDdenm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That would take forever and we'd never use any of our other palettes! So you're right...that would be very difficult :)  see post
Whats the one Hair product/tool you cant live without???
I know we all have our holy grail makeup and tools we cant live without. Just curious to see what others holy grails in the hair department are. For me i have two  - my tangle teaser and the Living Proof 5-1 
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hey nycmle. so, the reason why its good to blowdry curly hair with a diffuser is that you get the heat from the dryer but not the windpower--which essentially is what ca... 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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BEAUTY MASTER BeautyIsPassion / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It really does give the face and illuminating look and it made my skin feel refreshed. see post
Basic Makeup Products I must have?
I have just gotten into makeup and I would love to know the basics that I must have. They can be cult classics, or niche finds. I have a weakness for minis and value sets. Keep in mind that I am not allowed to wear a ton of makeup, so bold eyeshadows and eyeliners are not allowed by my mother. Please post your holy grail products!
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BEAUTY BUFF missrubybabii / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
http://www.sephora.com/perfection-mist-airbrush-foundation-P381155?skuId=1507342 Love this foundation , def a holy grail product for me and feels so light on the face b... 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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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I already posted my picture in the MOTD (Mask of the Day Thread) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/MOTD-Mask-Of-The-Day/td-p/1620072     I have to era... see post
Makeup/skincare item you always reach for no matter how many products you have?
I know most of us got quite a collection of skincare and makeup items. Is there any item you always reach for no matter how many products you have? For me, they are FAB ultra repair cream, Cle de Peau Concealer, Shiseido cotton pads and MUFE aqua liner. What are yours?
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BEAUTY PRO nycmle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Boscia Black Mask Too Faced Better Than False Lashes mascara Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade & Brow Wiz Bare Minerals Matte foundati... see post
First World Sephora Problems Part 2
Bought Vice palette 2 days ago, want Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette today.    Wait... If I order today, could I make it home on delivery day before the fiancé does???...    Is plotting to hide your Sephora packages from your significant other a sign of an addiction? What should I do???!!!
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BEAUTY BUFF SimplyYulz / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I should suggest the gift cards to my bf ahha :P  see post
REGRETS - NOT BUYING
So we all have heard the usual regrets of buying a product. But the real question is, what do you regret NOT buying? Whether it's limited edition or it just sold out - what do you wish you could rewind time and have taken your chances of buying a product? Makeup, clothing, cars, whatever!   Mine would be the Tom Ford Nude Dip, I thought it was extremely expensive, but after look seeing it again after months, checking online and seeing it sold out + being a seasonal product made me totally regret not buying it when I had the chance!
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HALL OF FAMER YouAreAlways / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
BOSCIA The Art Of Multi-Masking™ Kit :( see post
Beauty Room/Area Decor. Show Us!!!
Hey fellow BT's. So I know of the posts showing makeup storage and vanity setups, but I thought it would be fun to show all the little extras other than makeup that we put in our beauty rooms or area that make them that much more beautiful.  Yesterday I found this beeeeautful candle holder (or that's what I made it anyway) at home sense. It's gorgeous. The camera doesn't do it justice. It sparkles like crazy. HAPPY SHARING! Feel free to post where you bought the item and how much.
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BEAUTY MASTER BeautyIsPassion / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
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Regimens by day/week/month
I love lists.  Sometimes I add things I've already done just to cross them out, or track mundane things like 'eat lunch' just to feel accomplished on the weekends.  On this note, I love to see what other people track!  Do you have a schedule for your regimen (i.e M - mask, T - exfoliate, W - hair mask, etc). or do you just go with the flow?  Would love to get a sense of what other people's weeks look like!
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
well every a.m. i cleanse, use a light acid toner (like FAB pads), a moisturizing toner (like rosewater) and moisturize. every p.m. i double cleanse, and do the same in ... see post
Saving & Preparing for Barney's Mid-Feb Awesome Love Yourself GWP ($250?)
Favorite Barney's product recs welcome!  I am eagerly anticipating the Feb Barney's GWP, which is one of the best I've ever gotten.  I'm going to place a pre-order with the NYC store (through the store it seems even better/get extras!), and so I'm filling my Favorites list to get to the minimum...     I have been putting off other purchases and saving my pennies!  I will stock up on a few basics, and a few news/splurges.  Cash has been tight for me the last 6-9mos, so I have been really looking forward to this purchase.   What are you thinking of getting?  What products do you love that are sold at Barneys?  Recommendations - want to trys!?   This is the place to get excited with me...   P.S. I don't think the official word is out on the dates (previously their big twice-annual GWP have started on Wed or Thurs, and the last two years this one started on Feb 10, and Feb 13th... so I'm thinking if I'm lucky this Love Yourself bag will start Feb 11 or 12, 2015).  If you have rumors or insider info let me know!   Here are some pics of previous Love Yourself February Bags :   (2012 and 2014)  
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm hoping that is true, I think so too... have to see what Barney's comes out with this year, hope it will prove to be worth holding out for! 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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BEAUTY WHIZ marthayork2000 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Life goals ! see post
I don't get it. I just don't get it!
Why would anyone pay way over the regular price to buy current makeup on eBay?  I'm not talking about discontinued, rare, oos, differently formulated, or hard-to-find items.  Just regular items that you could buy brand-new from Sephora or other vendors.   Not too long ago I ordered Besame Cosmetics Brightening Violet Powder from Sephora.  It cost $22.  I could also have ordered it from the Besame website.  I'm quite happy with it.    So why is the exact same item up for auction on a popular e-site for way more money?  There is an auction for  it with a BIN of $30.  Weirder still, one seller has three separate auctions offering the same item for $100 - and apparently many people have bought it!   Are they all crazy?  Or are the auctions just a front for something else?  I don't get it!!!    
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My husband had a friend whose mother would regularly buy stuff at Target or Walmart specifically to sell on eBay. Nothing rare or hard-to-find... just stuff. Then she'd ... see post
how do you take a good makeup displaying selfie?
Hey Ladies and Gents,   I have been trying to take pictures of my makeup more, for the blush thread mainly and while they are not horrifying they are not what I would call good.  I have really only taken one successful selfie in my life and it is my current user pic.  I think the elements that worked for that were natural light and a low tremor day.   The camera on my computer is a much better option because I don't have to keep it steady, but the pictures it takes are sub-par.   How do you guys do it? Some of your pictures look like they are taken from your computer's camera.  How do you make the pictures not terrible?
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BEAUTY SAVANT GennX / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I'm starting to believe there might actually be a reason to buy one of those selfie stick thingies.   After all, it's exceedingly unlikely that my arms will one day ha... see post
Do you follow trends?
I recently watched a youtube post discussing trends  for 2015. Basically how deep nudes and mauve are what's "in" for the year. Also every company pretty much is on the nude trend. I understand it's popular but I'm dying for some more vibrant lippies and shadows for the spring and summer. The fall and winter I can go back to my nudes but I wish company's and public figures would stop telling people this is what's in and oh we neeeeed to get this and that. Me personally....if I want to wear a deep red in the summer or a bright pink in the winter...then I shall do so lol. I'm not saying I don't love new products that come out because I do. They are fresh and fun to play with new items. I guess I wish more would wear things because they want to. Not because it's whats on trend at the moment.
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I might be aware of them because of all the time I spend on BT, but I don't generally follow them.   I know what looks good on me and what doesn't and I work within th... see post
Getting Older......Terrifies Me.....Anyone else?
Am I the only one that freaks out with every birthday that passes. I dont know what it is, I cant explain it. After i Hit 20-21... whenever my birthday is approaching i have serious anxiety. When it passes I almost feel depressed. Not enough for anyone to notice or to really affect me, but I just hate aging. LOL does anyone else feel or get like this? My birthday is approaching in February and I can already feel the anxiousness when I think about it. 
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BEAUTY SAVANT GennX / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I was on the phone with my mom earlier today and she asked me if I was able to bend at my waist and touch my toes for whatever reason, so we should all not just be vigil... see post
Made VIB!... It's January 12
So yeah, I need to slow down. I have been on Christmas break, so I clearly need to go back to work instead of looking at the Sephora website all day.
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh, enjoy.  i think Sephora should offer some rewards for those who qualify for levels some extra something. Show me one person who does that then stops spending at sep... see post
What are you wearing today?
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 MASTER amnali / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Eyes ...makeup geek insomnia pigment.bitten.cocoa bear.beaches and cream.shimma shimma for highlight too faced glitter glue mascara ysl baby doll eye kajal ud pervers... see post
Is it possible to vlog or blog with pictures and remain anonymous?
Dumb question, I know but....my sister and I would like to start a vlog and blog with pictures. We both agree it's time we do it since we have so much stuff and like talking about makeup (it's more than that) She's also into crafts too. I understand my picture will be out there but if I don't use my name can it be linked back to me personally? Like is there an app that can use a picture and find me on social media? 
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's how someone could find your real identity.  Let's say you have your face out there but you're using a fake name.  Someone could see you, and either not know that ... see post
e.l.f studio store!!!!!
My sister and I happened to be shopping in Long Island, NY and stumbled onto the newly open elf studio store in the mall. OMG I'm not even a huge fan of elf and there was just enough things to make buy a mini haul. I'm going to update with pics of my haul soon but it was so cool. It's one thing to skip over the elf section in target...it's another to walk into a whole store. I'm so excited to post pics and swatch the stuff I bought
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BEAUTY SAVANT makeuphappiness / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Those and my OCC lip brush are the only ones I use! (I should probably start upgrading though) see post
Beauty Routines/Secrets Across Cultures
I'm always into reading about different ethnicities'/cultures'/regions' beauty routines/secrets.  Certain groups are known for having enviable locks, skin, etc.  Some obtained by lengthy beauty routines, some from age old wisdom/cultural traditions passed down through generations (certain oils, spices, etc).  Lately I've been fascinated reading about the Korean skincare routine and thinking of ways to adopt portions of it into my own.   What are some tricks of the trade from your particular background or which ones have you become fascinated with?  I'd love to adopt different tips and techniques from those that do it best.     Share your knowledge or let us know which sites/blogs keep you in the know on these skincare, haircare, diet, health routines!
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HALL OF FAMER laynebr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A lot of Brazilians in MA! Really? I never though i'd see jilo outside BR lol  I only watch Globo, a brazilian chanel and unfortunately all the concerts and fun stuff h... see post
I finally wore it out of the house!
I bet I'm not the only one with this problem - you see some really cool, like a bold lipstick / crazy colored liner / shirt / whatever, you buy it, you wear it around the house, but you can't bring yourself to go out with it... ever happened to you?   I really like lipsticks. A lot. But, I never wore the really deep/bold shades out of the house in daylight (I did wear Hourglass Siren to a wedding this summer, but it was really late so it wasn't really noticeable). I finally did it! I had a family gathering over the weekend, and I wore my beloved Audacious lipstick in Audrey, which yes, is not a bright red, but on my fair complexion it's really deep. So, yay
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Atta girl! I'm sure you felt confident finally being able to go out your door with it on. I felt the same way with my Jeffery Campbell shoes, even though they look like... see post
Help me chose $30 from Colorpop, please?
Ive been so bored and in between watching football and laundry, Im busy wheeling and dealing in trades...lol.  Then I decided that I need to check out Color pop because I need some retail therapy, its super cheap and right in my price range and you all on BT rave about it.  I checked out the site and I love it:  not tested on animals, super colorful and friendly, and cheap.   So, can you guys help me decide on something I need from them?  I want free shipping and I have a $5 off code for signing up, so Im in for about $35 or so.     What is a must have?  I am a tad afraid of colors, although I do have some- I figured this was a way to not break bank and experiment. So unless there is a neutral thats a must have, Im looking for some color. Thanks ladies...
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HALL OF FAMER ilovetopurplefy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the Down with Decorum set! LaLa is an exact dupe of MUG Grandstand and it doesn't crease like Grandstand does. It's not a permanent color and it's available in th... see post