I thought it would be fun for us to give shout outs to people who enabled us to buy products we ended up loving! Sadly, I'm sure I can't even remember all the ways I have been enabled on this board this year. Maybe these can be a few last minute gift ideas, ways to spend gifts cards you might receive during the holidays, or even a few ideas for your first purchases of 2014! I would also like to thank everyone for always keeping the board updated with sales and amazing GWPs! Those have been enabling too! And of course Missie772 and rikkie have been super enabling with their amazing perks and promos! Here are a few of mine: Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Showstopper Enabled by garnett This really is a true red. Applies so nicely and has just the right amount of shine! http://www.sephora.com/lovemarc-lip-gel-P379423?sk uId=1548379 Cargo Blush in Tonga Enabled by poshified Lovely neutral blush that goes with any lip color. Great for those who love bold lips! Purchased at beauty dot com CND Sticky Base Coat Enabled by lylysa Technically, I asked for a recommendation, but I LOVE this base coat. AND it is 3 free! Purchased at Ulta
I wish so badly I'd known these things would make my life easier! If this helps even just 1 person, that's what I want. (If my post helps you in any way, please let me know!) 1. Change your mascara with the change of seasons. We all know we should change it out every 3 months, but who can remember when that was?! So, I change mine next month as Summer officially arrives. Then, another new tube in September when Fall arrives. That way, there's no doubt just how old that tube really is! 2. Quit picking. (This is where I'm being brutally transparent.) For years, it has hurt my head to see a clogged pore or a slight white center to an upcoming blemish. My solution was to squeeze, poke, prod...whatever I could to get it gone. What I've found is that LEAVING IT ALONE is actually the fastest cure for blemishes and for the overall prevention of them. I spent so much time in the mornings concealing, blending, concealing, blending, applying powder. My battle with cystic acne, I believe, is probably a lot of my fault because I was causing absolute chaos under my skin with all that nonsense. I've not touched my skin for almost 2 months now. How many blemishes do I have? Zero. How much redness do I have? Very little. When is the last time I used concealer? 1 month ago. Case made. 3. Don't reinvent the wheel. Instead of sticking with the formula of foundation that truly did work for me, I've sampled about all of them. YouTuber or blog poster raves about a foundation...I'm on it. I just tossed a BB cream and a CC cream sampler because I felt so compelled to see if this was the stuff that was going to work magic for me, and...wait for it...it didn't. Back to my foundation (Lancome's Dual Finish) formula and shade that get it right every time! I've learned that liquid formulas just don't work well for me, so why waste time, energy, and good skin (experienced a few hiccups of blemishes or just "yuck" skin because of sampler situations) to find that miracle product?! 4. Keep it simple. Instead of having tons of color products rolling around and coming loose from their pans, I have 1 single eye palette (Benefit's World Famous Neutrals in "Everyday") and 3 cheek colors (Tarte's Dollface, Exposed and then Benefit's Dandelion). All I do now is make either my eyes or lips the focal point of my look and use one of those cheek colors to brighten my face. And guess what? It's simple. I'm actually using up product before it expires or gets goopy or whatever. 5. Stick to a memorable routine. I exfoliate twice weekly (Murad's Pomegranate Mask), and I do it every Sunday and Wednesday. While it sets, I wash my BeautyBlender (I have 2, so this gives me a clean one twice a week). Once a month, I also wash my face & eye brushes while also doing my BeautyBlender. If I didn't stick to just those two days for treatments, I'd forget when, then it'd be a week, then a month before I'd realized how time had slipped by without keeping a routine. It truly does make a difference in my skin! Hope I helped!
Since a few of us are on a "no-buy" it might be a good idea to "shop our stashes" again and encourage eachother to behave! Today I dug out my Too Faced "Fun in the Dark" palette for eyeshadow and blush and then also used two new swap items NARS lipstick "Tzigane" and UD shadow pencil "Rehab".
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!
How long does it take you to finish an eyeshadow palette? I'm super curious because after using Naked2 everyday for a year, there's barely a dent in it! How long does it take you: To finish a palette? To finish a single shadow? To finish a lipstick? To finish a bottle of perfume? To finish an eyeliner? To finish a foundation? To finish a blush? etc! Feel free to add your own.
I saw a thread a while back on here about counting your makeup products. It was amazing to see those numbers! While I was reorganzing and going through my makeup since I have moved on to Sephora, and since some things expired and I learned that the hard way lol, I got the silly idea to take a picture of it lol. So if you're bored or just reorganizing your stash, feel free to take a picture and post it! My collection is in the little league range at the moment lol This is my stash after I went through stuff. I don't use my Victoria's Secret kit much anymore since I discovered Sephora, but I still do use the blushes in it and the lip products when I'm at home for the day. The main two palettes I've been using are from Urban Decay and Kat Von D, and I love both! Here's my stash back to organization on my spinny organizer my granny gave me for Christmas. It works well for the moment, but there's no way I can fit my polishes in it lol.
So there's still a ways to go before the new year begins, but I'd like to get started on my New Year's resolutions early - in particular, these two: 1. Admitting I was wrong and apologizing for things, and 2. Being more patient with people working retail or service positions. I figure it would be worth a shot to ask the folks of BT for some help with a Sephora-related matter that involves both of these. Last month I went into my local Sephora in the hope of getting color matched to a foundation and the store was super busy and very understaffed, plus all of the staff members I'd gotten to recognize had been replaced with new ones so I felt completely lost. Both of the SA's who helped me were really overworked, the second one who helped me also had to take on someone who had come in for a makeover and both of them were probably under a lot of pressure because they put a single foundation on me (with too strong of an undertone) and then left to go help other customers. I'm currently living with severe anxiety, which gets worse in stressful situations, so in between trying foundations I basically stood up and left with some excuse about how I had an appointment and needed to leave; I could tell that I was probably going to have a panic attack if I stayed in there longer (it was getting even more busy somehow) and I needed to get out because I was starting to feel trapped. The problem is, I can tell the SA's who were trying to help me that time recognized me when I went in this week to get my Rouge kit. Both of them saw me enter the store and completely avoided me, didn't even ask if I needed help with anything, one of them gave me a little glare. They're probably going to be working there for a long time so I want to clear the air, since I'll probably be asking for their help with stuff. I want to apologize to them for being a bad customer but I don't know how to go about doing this in a way that's appropriate and not awkward or weird. Any insight or assistance would be really great, thank you all in advance! <3
Just wanted to let all you BBFFFFs (that's Beauty BFFFFs, for all you newbies ) know that Nordstrom's is having 10% off of quite a number of products, including makeup, fragrances, polishes, etc at the moment. You can find them under Sale --> Beauty and Perfume. Also, the GWP Kiki1517 mentioned is still going on for purchases over $150. I personally am eyeing the brands not carried at Sephora, like Trish McEvoy and a few of the Bobbi Brown holiday collection. I promise I don't work for the company
Anyone else have the same condition as me? LOL. I LOVE buying eye shadow, its my favorite purchase; palettes, singles, quads, trio's, cream, powder, etc. But darn it, I use it less than the majority of my other makeup products, why? Who knows, I think I just love looking at it in my collection. What are some products you like to buy, but don't use as often as you should, for the quantity you're buying? Or is it just me?
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. I know some people would love that Ok ladies time to share your skin care stash! This includes everything that you would use on your face. There will be another post for body care. This is the 6th in a series of post I will do. Still to come: body care, hair care and brushes. Might do one with samples as well. For the new comers also check out the face, eyes, lips, nails and fragrances series. ************************************************** **** Really into The Body Deli! Love this company. It smells so good and fresh especially the melon cream I also like to try out new things and try to stick to natural brands.
Okay, so I went for the full-sized bottle of No. 28 about a month and a half ago, and I really love it. No breakouts, no ultra-oiliness, nothing. Thing is, I'm starting to wonder why so many people prefer Veil over No. 28. I know the oil blend scares many off, but I sampled both, and I keep coming back to No. 28, despite the $13 discrepancy in price. What do you all think?
I put myself on a very strict Sephora diet until Jan 1st...and then I saw a post on BT about the sale section and checked it out for myself. Two sets I have been obsessing over were there and I just couldn't resist! BT is such an enabling community - but, on the brightside - I am SUPER glad I did not miss out on the Buxom Serial Kisser set and the bare Minerals Crystalized Full Face Collection. I can't decide if I'm disappointed in myself for breaking my Sephora diet or relieved that I didn't miss out on the two sets I have been obsessing over. Ah...the ultimate dilemma of a Sephora-obsessed individual.
Which Benefit Box-O-Powders do you have & (If you have more than one) 1.Which is your favorite? 2.Which one do you use during Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter? 3.Which is your least favorite? 4. Would you buy more? I currently have 3, Rockateur, Coralista & BellaBamba (on the way SugarBomb, Hervana & Dallas) 1. I love Rockateur, it looks amazing. 2. Coralista for Spring & Summer & BellaBamba for Winter Rockateur for Fall (thats how I would use them.. but I dont) 3.No unfavorites yet 4. Yes I just did (& I will)
I have been having horrible breakouts recently. I consider it occasional, because i never had it before. I am 25 now. Last week a got a sample of the CAUDALIE VINEXPERT NIGHT INFUSION. i been using it at night and every morning i wake up, i noticed that both the pimples and old scars are fading away. I can t be happier right now. Last night I went to sephora and buy a full size It is an anti-aging but there something in that cream that treat breakouts, and it is amazing
Thought I'd start a non-makeup thread on those times inside a Sephora store when we've unknowingly been placed on the spot -- and possibly blushing every shade of pink one could imagine. -During a recent trip, the employee who rang me up practically yelled, "You have XXXX points!!! Would you like to redeem anything from our display?" Needless to say, everyone standing around the register turned to look at me, and I could see the wheels turning in their heads as to how much I've spent. Clearly they've missed the memo that 4X points was a few months prior and that I'm a points hoarder. -One pushy (borderline getting on my nerves) MUA asked which UD or YSL eyeshadow I had on, since the color was extremely vibrant and glittery on my eyes. It was neither but, in fact, a L'oreal Infallible. The plus side was that I was able to shop in peace after telling her that Share away, folks!
So while I was taking one of my last finals today, YES, I realized I wasn't touching my face what so ever. I have a horrible habit of touching my face all throughout the day sometimes, which creates some of my acne. Normally during a test I feel around my face and I finally realized what the difference was. When I wear makeup I absolutely will not touch my face because I don't want to mess up my makeup. I am so happy that I realized this so I can stop the spears of the dirt and oil from fingers. Anybody else have this problem?
Can't wait to get Vice2 today! Hope UPS shows up on time (that's like half an hour away!!!) Naked 3 on Wednesday...come to think of it...presents everyday this week. Yippee...so excited! (Don't worry...the presents aren't all for me!)
Yayyy! I just got it! I set my alarm for 2AM CST, which is the equivalent of 12AM PST. It looks like it was probably up for quite some time, but I can't be sure. Anyway, I was able to order it. YAY! *Edit: It appears that it went live at 12PM CST, according to Sephora's facebook page.*
Hi all, I have been so frustrated lately at my lack of eyelining skills. I can work with a pencil just fine, but I turn to the mystical (to me) world of gels and liquids to achieve the coveted, timeless "cat-eye" look that so many beauty bloggers claim to use in their everyday routine. Every. single. tutorial I've watched makes application look SO easy! It only flusters me more...does anyone else have this problem? I have a lot to learn, but I like to think I know my way around a makeup bag...it is almost embarrassing to me to be unable to do a winged eye. I've tried gel and liquid, angled and long skinny brushes...nothing. If any of you could guide me, I'd be infinitely grateful!! Thank you!
Admittedly, nudes are my comfort zone, and I rarely stray from it. Hence, my being able to justify my embarrassing number of pinky nude lipsticks -Clinique Butter Shine in Delovely: I love the Butter Shine formula, since it gives a glossy shine despite being in a lipstick form. It's also incredibly moisturizing, yet light-weight at the same time. This is probably as brown of a nude I'd go, and I think the shimmer makes it wearable. -Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy 104 (Skin): I like to call these Rouge Ecstasy lipsticks Louboutin Lippies. I don't know what GA did with this line of lipsticks, but they actually wear better as the day progresses. It's a lipstick, lipbalm, lipcare all in one. Oh, and it's also a pinky nude -MAC Marquise D': If and when MAC decides to re-promote this lipstick shade, I'll be buying several back-ups! Something about the undertone and the shimmer factor just makes this lipstick the perfect nude for me. LOVE! -Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme in Whisper: My newest addition and I've been wearing it every single chance I get. It just gives a hint of color on the lips (like the name implies), but it pairs wonderfully with smoky eyes. The formula also makes it a joy to reapply throughout the day. -Hourglass Femme Nude Stylo in #6: I tend to gravitate towards darker pinky nudes and/or mauvey nudes, and #6 best suited my skintone without making me look like I had slapped concealer on my lips. Despite its satin finish, it's not drying by any means, and the lasting power is one of the best I've come across. What are your favorites? Suggestions, por favor
- bareminerals original foundation - bareminerals Ready mineral veil - NYC sunny bronzer - Covergirl 3 in 1 outlast foundation - Lorac Behind the Scenes eye primer - Tarte LipSurgence lip tint - grateful - MUFE full cover concealer please share yours! i would LOVE to hear and try your favorites!
Wow I'm amazed at the sale on Becca at Modinique. Everything is 10!!!! Including all brushes. I was thrilled to get a palette with 4 products for 10 and a bronzer/cream blush brush for 10. I'm trying to minimize spending but was very tempted to use the spend 50 get 20 off code but for Canada each product add shipping and duties so the number kept jumping up. Super excited to get this stuff and to use the brush with my becca cheek tints too. Man if I didn't have brushes I would go to town on this sale. Becca brushes are supposed to be excellent!!
FAMILY, EDUCATION AND A LOVING HEART FAMILY is the best think that can ever happen to anyone. EDUCATION is your passport for life, and better, it does not expire and nobody can take it from you. LOVING HEART because everybody deserve to be loved Beauty is all about that
Ok ladies. I went to purchase Naked 3 and it now says currently out of stock! Not sure how long this will last. I subscribed to get an email update for when it is back in stock. Hopefully this is a very temporary thing. I'll try to keep you posted. Until then, i will sit here crying. haha
I used to have a flawless skin. One day i decided to go get a face wax because i have so much facial hair. I got burn and since then I could not get my skin flawless back. I have tried so many products but none of them seems to work. Some of them even make me breakout with make my skin more uneven. Now i think I am addicted to skin care products and I am desperate.
Just for fun, what is the best piece of beauty advice you have ever gotten? What is a beauty related lesson that you had to learn the hard way? For me, the best advice I got was probably to drink lots and lots of water throughout the day. It cleared up the oil on my skin so much. Something that I had to learn the hard way was that you should never over pluck you're eyebrows. Before I used to get my eyebrows done, I had the thickest brows, so when I did get them done, I wanted something really thin. I had crazy thin eyebrows for so long, and then I realized it did not look good at all . Thankfully, I'm still young so they came back fairly quickly!