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Following a wonderful month of April deals comes MAY, one of the most colourful months of the year for me!!   I love all the fun sets and gorgeous shades that pop up in May!   May makes me want to clean out colours I'm not using and stock up on some gorgeous new shades!   i hope everyone has an a-may-zing month!!!  πŸ˜›    
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Can't help you there; sorry!  I'm not even close to finishing my current serum and face wash.  I just know I love PTR products in general and, for that price, I'm squirr... 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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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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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It was really amazing!  It was everything you imagine when you think Spartacus and ballet!  A total pleasure to watch and it was very easy to convince the men to go watc... see post
Toddlers and Makeup
My 3 year old son is fascinated by makeup. He will literally sit and watch me get ready for work, he loves the colors, and he likes how soft the brushes are.  I love taking him into Sephora with me, he loves to swatch colors on our hands. You best believe that we go straight to the MUFE tester pans. He's very good about it. Not messy, but entranced by makeup. I've also had some women make some hateful comments directed toward myself, and I'm sure they say something about my son, but if I heard it, I wouldn't be here to talk to all you lovelies!   My question is, has anyone had a good/bad experience taking their toddler with them? Do your children like to put makeup on you? 
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Not at all.  In fact, I am very easily annoyed!   However, I don't express it if it's not an urgent matter.  I was trying to respond directly to the original poster who ... see post
Now that summer is fast approaching, what do you change about your skincare/makeup routine?
Hello lovelies,   I'm curious about this. I do change my skincare and makeup routines.   I do way less face oils in the summer since my skin gets super oily when it's hot. So maybe Josie Maran Aragan Oil a few times a week in the evening instead of every night the rest of the year.   I also depend way more on on BB cream (I love Maybelline Dream Finish BB Cream) and my NARS Concealer Stick for daily coverage. I also don't opt so much for a full face of makeup during the work week. I definitely still do mascara, liner, blush, but I do more lip glosses than lipsticks. But I still love my bright lip colors. If I do eye shadow, it's maybe one neutral color.   Of course, if I'm going out in the evening, it's full everything!   What about you?
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I change up my skincare regimen from moisturizing and beauty oils to peels and acne pads.   see post
is it too early for this ? nahhh.   this month i have two lipsticks that have caught my heart: NARS audacious lipstick, dominique. my "new nude" if you will. BESAME lipstick, noir red. the color of dried blood. dream come true. i've also fallen in love with a couple of eye products:  BOBBI BROWN cream eyeshadow sticks. these are my favorite eyeshadow sticks i've tried. absolute convert.  BOBBI BROWN long wear eyeliner. this stuff is good.  i got both of those product in the bobbi brown promo and i'm so happy i went for it because, as i said, i'm a convert !!   i went into a weird shop last week and found a brand of incense i haven't seen in literally a decade. so i have managed to make my place smell as it did a decade ago, which is both lovely and an interesting trip down nostalgia lane.    OH and another lip product: SMITH'S (rosebud perfume co.) rose & mandarin lip balm (i got the one in the tube, not the tin). now, usually i'm against petroleum products on my face but i do make an exception for on my lips for when i'm sleeping. just locks in the moisture which is what i need. this "flavor" is just so dang good. mandarin and rose is not necessarily a combo you'd think of being particularly enticing, but they're two of my favorite scents ! so i had to give it a go. and i'm so glad i did. def check it out !! edited to add: BUMBLE & BUMBLE hairdresser's invisible oil--the whole range of products. i really really love the shampoo and conditioner. received this as the 500 pt perk and fully intend to get full size. leaves my hair clean and light, but not over stripped (highly recommend this line for color treated hair, as well as hair that tends to frizz !!) what else ? i'll add more as i think of it. how about you guys ? anything particular pull at your heartstrings this month ?  
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The Chanel powder is so pretty, I would be too scared to use it lol see post
Self-Tanning -- do you do it year round?
Hi! I recently tried my first self tanner and I FELL HEAD OVER HEELS with my results. I tried the Vita Liberata that was 100pt perk. My husband really liked it too. He said it was a nice touch of color on my skin and he liked the way it looked. Now let me just say that my husband rarely ever notices let alone compliments anything i do that relates to makeup--etc. But when he complimented my tan, it just made even more obsessed. I am wondering if there are a lot of you that maintain self tanning? I want to but i keep thinking about the gamillion foundations and powders that matched my naturally light skin and the thought of having to buy darker foundations and sounds like a huge fiasco i don't want to undertake. Anybody here year long self tanners? How do you prolong a tan and keep it from fading quickly. Which products do you use? 
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I self tan year round but not every week. I will only do it in the winter for special events and I keep it lighter so it looks natural. If you don't want to buy new liqu... see post
Are there other disabled makeup lovers here besides me?
I have Cerebral Palsy and  the way I apply makeup is different than an able-bodied person due to my limited use of only one limb. I can also use only certain packaging that I can open and close myself. I am just wondering if perhaps there are other disabled people here so we could exchange helpful hints and such.
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I run a makeup blog as someone with cerebral palsy and I'm always looking to connect with other ladies :) the address is, send me a message there, I'd l... see post
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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Dior Summer 2015 Eye Palettes available July and Too Faced Born This Way Foundation available June 15, from beautylogicblog on Instagram:   see post
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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Tom Ford Fall 2015 collection, from reallyree on Instagram:   Top: Illuminating Duo, middle: Misbehaved, bottom: So Vain      Eye and Cheek Shadow Ombres:   ... 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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Yeah I was really disappointed as it's very well reviewed. Application aside, the finish wasn't very good either.  It's great that it works for others though! see post
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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Wow I LOVE it - and it's unique! Which is a great justification :).  I agree about hoping for not too much drag... but really lovely and stylish and classy. see post
Anyone else tired of the same posts over and over again?
I have replied to so many threads about sensitive acne prone skin and the like. I just wish people would search these boards before starting a new thread for a concern that already exists multiple times. I love being a part of the community and helping where I can but search is your friend everyone! *steps off soapbox*
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this thread is a repeat too. :) see post
I burnt my neck with a curling wand and it's gonna leave a big scar
For the past seven or so years I've curled my hair using a straight iron. I had my hair cut about about two months ago and figured I should try and baby those freshly cut NON SPLIT ends along for as long as possible. I bought a schmancy curling wand for when I wanted to do wavy hair because I realized I wouldn't have to drag the ends of my hair through searing heat! Yay! I'm so smart! Look at me! Look at -- oooowwww Oh My God what have I done?    So somehow while curling I laid the top of the iron against my neck and got an awful burn. That was about 1.5 weeks ago. It's still scabbing over and healing and I still have to wear scarves, hoodies pulled tight around my neck and bandages in public.    The outer parts of the wound are already scarring. I've had a lot of surgery and, TBH, normally I don't care about scarring. But this looks like a giant hickey in the exact place you'd expect to find a giant hickey.    So TL;DR best recommendations on how to get a scar to fade/heal? How to speed up the healing of the burn wound? (I have a prescription antibiotic similar to Neosporin I've been using - should I do anything else?) And in the worst case scenario, best makeup to hide a new, dark pink/red scar. sorry for the novel!
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Oh, ouch. That sucks. I did that with my Sedu Revolution Clipless Barrel Curling Iron back in 2012, so I know your pain. I seared a good 1.5-inch long oval on my forearm... see post
30+ Days Of Spring Colors ( Lippie Challenge... Or Just Good Ol' Fun )
I started this in Greenie's thread, but, people suggested to make a new thread for this, so here we are...   So, Spring is finally here. Or... sort of.... ( But, that snow the other day has nothing to do with the bright yellow and pastel green I feel like wearing, right? )   Anyway, I was thinking we could do 30+ day challenge of Spring ( and Summer ) colors, just for fun, and the heck of it. Let's have some fun! If anyone feels like joining me, please do. If you don't want to do the challenge, please feel free to stop by just because, whenever and why ever you feel like to.   Let's paint the BT with Spring colors, ladies and gents!   Lippie junkies united!!!     P.S. It turned out I need to remove what's left of my "wisdom" asap... so.... I'll start the fun, and re-join you as soon as I can. But, you go ahead and have fun. I'll be watching, and live through you all!   Day 1 - Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral Day 2 - NARS Audacious in Brigitte + NARS lip gloss in Priscilla Day 3 - MAC Candy Yum Yum Day 4 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque Day 5 - NARS Audacious in Brigitte ( lightly ) over MAC Rosy Rim lip pen Day 6 - NARS Audacious in Angela Day 7 - UD Revolution in Bang             KVD's Bachelorette ( the liquid one ) Day 8 - Tom Ford Pink Dusk over Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral Day 9 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose Day 10 - NARS Audacious in Dominique + MAC Pink Pigeon Day 11 - Maybelline Vivids in On Fire Red Day 12 - KVD Painted Love lippie in A Go Go Day 13 - KVD Bauhau5 ( the liquid one ) with some gloss on top Day 14 - MAC Vegas Volt with a little help from MAC Chic Trick lip pen Day 15 - Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in So Sofia Day 16 - Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum Day 17 - LORAC Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color in True Red Day 18 - NARS Audacious in Dominique + MAC lip pen in Heroine Day 19 - MAC Pink Plaid Day 20 - UD Revolution lippie in Streak, with a little help from MAC's Rosy Rim lip pen Day 21 - LORAC PRO Matte Lip Color in Violet, with a little help from MAC's lip pen in Heroine Day 22 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien Day 23 - MAC Reel Sexy Day 24 - Covergirl Divine Day 25 - Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous Day 26 - Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Rubellite Day 27 - MAC Up The Amp Day 28 - MAC Violetta Day 29 - Tom Ford Pink Dusk + Givenchy Rose Dressing Day 30 - MAC Dear Diary + lip pen in Embrace Me Day 31 - Tom Ford Julian + NARS Audacious Fanny Day 32 - NARS Audacious Raquel + MAC lip pen in Chick Trick Day 33 - Tom Ford Julian Day 34 - Marc Jacobs  Le Marc Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Day 35 - NARS Audacious Fanny Day 36 - NARS Audacious Anita
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Thanks GC, BK and JK. I like the second one the most too!   Yes Greenchilli, I'm scooping up ALLLLLLLLLL the Violets. Sorry, none for you!!!!!! [evil laugh] see post
Where to sell new and/or used cosmetics & skin care products?
I was wondering if anyone knew another site besides ebay or craigslist, to sell new/unused makeup, nail polishes, skin & hair care products? I buy a lot of makeup sets but don't always need all the products. I also have some lightly used products I don't need anymore I'd like to sell. Thanks VIBs! 
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My mom gave me these awful shoes...but they were Coach (I mean awful).  I listed them for $40 on Ebay...brand new...sold them. The buyer complained that one shoe was on... see post
Challenge: Let's see your comicbook/superhero inspired looks!
There has to be some fellow superhero/comicbook nerds here on BT.  Let's see your superhero and comicbook inspired makeup looks!  I've seen some great inspiration from YT's madeyewlooktwice, and I've gotta admit, it's pretty badass.  Let's see what our fellow BT nerds can come up with! Post your comic book/superhero inspired looks here!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm thinking up some looks and will probably be able to post in the next week.  see post
Does anyone know when MUFE Pro Finish 110 will be back in stock?
Just called around to all the SiJCP and Sephora stores to try to find the MUFE Pro Finish powder for my sister.  Everyone is out of stock, including online, of 110 Pink Porcelain.  Is there a particular reason why?  I know not all of us are that fair skinned.
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I got the Beauty Blues :'(
Just coming here to vent my anger/sadness to people who  might  understand. I could barely sleep last night for being so upset. So I basically placed a small order with Ulta so I could yank that cute gwp they had last week. I noticed that Ulta ships via UPS-SurePost which means UPS will deliver your package to your local post office, and the post office will make the final delivery. Now I usually have packages delivered to my office but I decided to have this one delivered to my home believing that the postal guy would just leave that little pink ticket in my box telling me I could pick it up at the post office (this is always the case). Unfortunately when I went to check the tracking online I got the notice that the US postal service left my package doorside at 2:14 in the afternoon...AAAHHHHH!!!!! Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Are you kidding me??!! I live in a New York City apartment building which basically means I could have a mafia boss, a wealthy scam artist and a crackhead all living on the same floor!! And the US postal delivery guy decides to leave my package somewhere outside my door??!!! It was too late to call the post office (not like they'd answer the phone anyway) so I called Ulta even though none of this is their fault. I was already in tears by the time I spoke to the rep but she was as calm and collected as possible while I was practically hyperventilating. She apologized for my loss and offered to issue me a e-gift certificate in the amount that I'd spent. I asked if that mint green purse w/ goodies was still available as a gwp and it wasn't..bummer. But she did advise me that I could hold off on re-ordering until Wednesdays when they have their beauty break and another gwp will be available. I wish I could remember her name so I could go on Ulta and praise her for being such a calm, collected professional while on the phone with a crazed maniac (me).    Still (*sigh*) the feeling of having your things taken when you've spent your hard-earned money to buy them and you're sitting and waiting patiently for your stuff...just unbearable!! I went into a frenzy, cursed every living soul in my building, threw my phone up against the wall (thx HTC for making indestructable phones) and yelled so loudly my husband and 2 cats went into hiding. I couldn't sleep for being so angry so now I'm at work with red puffy eyes looking like a zombie! I know in the grand scheme of things, it was a small purchase, I'm kinda getting the money back and geez nobody died! I just hate that my stuff was stolen and needed to vent.    Thanks for being listening BT *hugs* 
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Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this! I know if you pay a retailer with Paypal you can get an actual refund in cases such as this (though I'm not super familiar with how it ... see post
Complexion Rescue fail
I loved the samples I got at the end of March of the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and how it made me look like I had a full night's rest when I don't (toddler fun), so I bought the full size when it was available at Sephora at the beginning of April.    I've used it maybe a handful of times (you really don't need much at ALL) and went to use it and work it's magic this morning only to find that the product SEPARATED.  All that came out was watery and not cool.  The consistency is usually that of Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.    I'll be taking it back to Sephora tomorrow and exchanging it, but if this happens again, I'll be returning it completely for a refund.  Not cool, especially since I loved using it before this was discovered this morning!
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I purchased Complexion Rescue a while ago - I think it was March.  I haven't had any problems with separation (and I've never needed to shake mine), so it sounds like an... see post
Sun Safety Kit
Its active!!!!!!!!   Run!!!!!!!!
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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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My current set up. It's so messy. I really like the acrylic organizer I have on my table from Marshall's, but I can't find another one like it. And my super blank wa... see post
Show me yours, I’ll show you mine series – FACE
I thought I would create a series of discussion where we could all share our make-up stashes. This is just meant to be fun.   How it works: Just take a picture of the stash mentioned in this post and upload to the discussion board. Feel free to tell us what you like best and included swatches. I know some people would love that   Ok ladies time to share your make-up stash for your face. This includes foundations, concealers, powders, blushes, bronzers, primers, and illuminizers/highlighters.   This is the 1st in a series of post I will do. There is going to be one for eyes, lips, brushes, nails, perfume, skin care, body care, and hair care.   I must warn you… I’ve been a MAC addict for years and years. lol  
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This is an old thread, but I have to say that I am amazed at your collection.  I do not own a single blush.  Since I tend to have reddish skin, I correct it with green B... see post
Ebates 16% Cash Back Week Purchases/Plans
Ebates is having 16% Cash Back at over 150 retailers for their 16th anniversary. This is going on for one week, May 11-18. (Some retailers are participating for one day only) Spoiler (Highlight to read)   I am definitely wondering what others are planning to buy! I would also love to hear deals you are discovering. For a few makeup related deals, I'll be buying the following, with more to come for sure:    Saks: 10, 15, or 20% off for email subscribers (thanks BT) + 16% cash back (05/12/15)       Bloomies: 16% cash back 05/11/15 only  Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Shoebuy: 20% off with code MAY20 + 16% cash back Spoiler (Highlight to read)  
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Got my Bare Minerals $45 box
Here's a pic. Not everything will work for me given my coloring, but overall I think it was worth it. 
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Delightful December Hauls!
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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what is your favorite base for the coverfx custom cover drops?
I was really curious to try out the custom coverdrops because I thought in some way it might make my routine simpler. I have only tried it with a couple different primers, and  moisturizer but I haven't yet discovered a pairing that I really like. Since the possibilities seem endless, I thought I could ask you fellow BTers what type of products you have tried it with and whether you've found a winning combination. It might be helpful to list your skin type.    Thanks!
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I moisturize my face really good and then add the drops to an SPF moisturizer.   My worry with mixing the drops with plain moisturizer is "what happens at the end of t... see post
Poll: LE vs new launches
I've recently discovered so many limited edition items that are just simply gorgeous, but I don't know if it's worth paying the extra markup now that item "x" is discontinued. Do you girls and guys like to chase what limited editon items you missed and just deal with the price tag or do you just forget about it and try to move on?   -Paige 
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Once in a while, there are some LE items that I'm really taken with, but I can't say I chase the ones that have slipped my grasp. I stand by the theory that limited edit... see post
H&M is stepping up their beauty game
Full article on Yahoo.  I like the packaging!   β€œWe are very excited to offer β€˜fashion for the face’ at H&M. It’s an opportunity to be inventive and creative, and to have fun with colors,” says Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty, in a release. From lipstick to nail polish, hair tools to body lotion, styling products to face makeup, there will be over 700 products available both online and in stores starting this fall ranging in price from $2.99 to $24.99. On top of the core collection (which essentially replaces what they’ve offered up until now), they’ll offer a premium collection and, because this is H&M, β€œa Conscious assortment of Ecocert-approved sustainable products.” What does that mean? Ingredients are plant-based and naturally-derived, the formulas are paraben-, silicone-, GMO-, synthetic fragrance-, and dye-free, and everything is packaged inside recycled materials.    
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Yep, I saw it! I enjoy some of his segments.    I try to not buy clothes or other products from companies that have really shoddy work ethics. I remember the first com... see post
What is your "gateway" beauty product?
Out of curiosity, what is everyone's gateway beauty product (i.e. what product started you on the slippery slope of makeup or beauty products)? I think mine is pretty common: the Naked1. Quickly after that, I purchased the Naked3 and the rest is history lol...   P.S. Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere but I couldn't find any threads on it.
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HALL OF FAMER penelopepuffman / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ole henriksen walnut face scrub! see post