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Kids Say the Darndest Things
I was shopping with my daughter in Sephora last week restocking her supplies. I commented that it seemed a bit much for her to have two mascaras in her hand and she probably didn't need any more. She cried out, "But Mom I need more mascara. I only have like 5 left!" Who did I raise? How did this become the norm for her?   Have your kids ever said something funny about makeup or your stash?
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My baby is too young to say, but her actions say it all!   As you may know I hardly have much time for myself but I try to spend at least 5 minutes a day 'making mysel... 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
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
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
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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Lipstick caps that don't stay on (I've had so many purses and makeup pouches ruined because a loose cap popped off and all hell broke loose)    Having to act like a to... see post
Thoughts?!? I just recently started, and I kind of love it. I love my packaging though! 
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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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I just stopped in to the drunk baby elephant... see post
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
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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mrstrish & meganlisa-Both options seem very smart to me! 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
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
Buzzfeed "Can we guess your age based on your Sephora Habits"
I am starting a new thread for this topic since I mentioned it in a different post and people seem interested in sharing. My intention wasn't to  highjack the other post.   Did you play the multiple choice game? How accurate was it?  
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We are the same Sephora age! ;) see post
Those Little Plastic Sephora Bags...
Am I the only weirdo obsessed with the little plastic Sephora bags that the perfume, hair and summer sampler packs come in? If I see a little bag in a promo pack I get excited to make an order. *sigh* If only Sephora would make them and sell them in a box like regular plastic bags I'd be carrying sandwiches to work everyday.
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I wish sephora would sell these again in the new Sephora Still Life floral print that is showing up in their private collection items. I want pretty plastic baggies!!! see post
Missha coming to Harmon's (Bed Bath & Beyond)
Just found this tidbit on NouveauCheap:  
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....i used 'jubilant'. i waited all month for this (for those who know what i'm talking about). I MEANT TO USE "JAUNTY". I SHOULD NOT MAKE POSTS AFTER HAVING A SAKE COCKTAIL. fail.   ok....what have been my favorite things this month ???   PIXI glow tonic . i only got this toward the end of the month, but i love it. i use it in the morning before i put on any serum/oil and moisturizer (typically after i use the CLINIQUE *mild* clarifying lotion, if i happen to use it in the morning, sometimes i don't). it smells really nice yet not overbearing at all. can be sprayed over makeup to refresh your foundation if it's looking a bit patchy / dehydrated. totally works ! ....which leads me to CLINIQUE mild clarifying lotion . this is the only one in the range that does not contain alcohol. i wish it were called something different, actually, because the clarifying lotions have SUCH a reputation. but with consis use over the past month, i've found that some stubborn congestion on my chin has gone away completely, due to the salicylic acid. while things like the FAB pads give good 'glow' and help with gentle exfoliation (with the glycolic and lactic acid), the salicylic is good for stubborn unclogging. NYX lip liner in pale pink . it is quite pale, almost greyish pink. but because it leans grey rather than blue, it doesn't look garish or too "barbie" (which is great for a lot of women but not on me). just a unique color which is a good base for nudey pink lips (particularly with the slightly warmer MAC honey love, my go-to and always-favorite.) SEPHORA COLLECTION eyeliner in 'strawberry macaroon' . perfect waterline color. can look very natural, but also great for smokey eye looks because it gives a bit of that heroin chic sheen when contrasted with darker liner/shadows. can't beat the price. i put this in my favorites a couple months ago, i think, but i've only been using it regularly this month. i'd be remiss in not mentioning it again.   SHISEIDO wetforce spf 50 . because it works. and i really needed something that works WELL while in hawaii. i'm proof because i easily could've turned full-lobster if using anything less effective.  BUMBLE AND BUMBLE hairdresser's invisible oil shampoo, conditioner and hair "primer" . this is the only shampoo and conditioner i've used all month (which isn't saying much as i only wash my hair once a week, really, but still)-- with the slight exception of putting AVEDA dry remedy hair masque on the ends (which i will consider a monthly favorite, too). my hair is more manageable than it's been the entirety of my growing-out process. i've loved any b&b shampoo and conditioner i've tried, really. highly recommend. edited to add: sake cocktails . because they taste like whatever heaven you mix the sake with (in this case: watermelon juice and lavender) and leave you feeling STUPID and happy.    alright ! how about you guys ?
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oh i've had a couple that i've legit loved. i would recognize their names if i heard them again, but can't remember off the top of my head and frankly can't be bothered ... see post
Christmas in July!
I was browsing through some holiday holdovers for fun.   Will you be picking anything up or do you already own something below?   Do you see other items from Christmas-past that are still waiting to be loved??  
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This Benefit Parfait set is hanging around, too.  I found it on sale at SiJCP in January, so why is it still full-price on see post
Lost forever?
I realized when I was packing for my trip to Florida at the beginning of the month that one of my lipsticks is missing. I really don't have that many, so it's not like I have a lot to keep track of. But it's Fanny from the Audacious like and she's my favorite pink. I don't have a dupe for that shade and I've wanted to wear it a few times this month and I can't find it ANYWHERE!    Do you guys ever lose makeup? Or is it just me and my scatterbrained self. 
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When I was much younger, I was on my town's swim team and I always lost my hairbrush. I blame it on the kleptomaniacs of all ages that used the women's locker room, but ... see post
Favorite Freebie or GWP of All Time?
Everyone loves a good GWP or even better yet a good freebie. What are one or some of your all time favorite GWP's or better yet freebies from Sephora or Department Stores and what you did you do to get it?   I've been very fortunate to meet some very good SA's in my favorite department store.  Here are a few of my all time memorable experiences:   1)While making a purchase at a BB counter, I qualified for the GWP($125) - standard 3 piece BB giveaway mini  lip palette, eye cream and a mascara.  Additionally, For FREE, in my bag I also received the GWP from Laura Mercier, Shiseido, & Keilh's. Very Nice Bonus - this is the equivalent to getting 3 500pt perks for free!!!   2)Items Received for Free for visiting counters while attending a store Beauty Trend Show - received a full sized New Release Butter of London Lip Stick,  2 sets of Erno Laslo Cleansing Oil/Soap/toner (3 piece deluxe sample set), while entering the store you got a Free continental breakfast and recycled tote with handful of foils/perfume samples and YSL Mascara (deluxe size). I did not make a purchase at this event, but have given them $$$ through the years.   3) Received a Full Sized Shiseido Moisturizer $$$.  This is in conjunction to my $50 shiseido purchase and the standard gwp. I believe Kiehl's does this too, in limited quantities a full size bonus step up item complimentary to the first few customers-these usually are gone early on during the event/promotion.   4) Best Sephora gwp/freebie - happened while shopping in store, I was browsing and purchased a skincare item and the rep from that line was there.  I received generous deluxe samples to try without asking, she just happen to have them available. The best surprises happen when you don't expect them.   What are some of your favorite GWP's or Freebie experiences?    
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I just made rouge, so I hope they come out with more good perks.  As I mentioned below, my experience is that the department stores have better perks, giveaways, but I d... 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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ELF-2 is happening 7/20-8/21! Join us on the new thread. 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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I asked at the event of there were any special pallettes or sets that had been newly released and they said NO :( it seems like last year the holiday sets started coming... see post
Parks and Rec Officially Dubbed Today "Treat Yo Self 2015"
For the many fans of Parks and Rec here in BT, that magical day is upon us....   If you needed one more reason to splurge or make that your inner Tom and Donna and TREAT YO SELF!
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Sephora France
My dad just got back from a business trip in France and obviously my mother and I made a list of France-exclusive products that we wanted to get.   The only downside is that when my dad gave the SA our list (which was individual product page print outs from the Sephora FR website) she mistakenly gave him a Chanel Allure Deodorant instead of the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle deodorant. Which we obviously can no longer return. And of course my dad didn't think to double check the list because how hard can it be to read and look at the picture and give him the correct product?   But he did get everything else on the list and I'm really happy with my Chanel Coco Mademoiselle France-exclusive products like the Hair Mist and the Body Mist. The body mist smells soooo nice!! And my mom is super happy with her YSL Rive Gauche and her Chanel stuff.   And the amount of samples he came home with was insane!! He got 4 deluxe samples and they were huge!! And he also got 10+ perfume samples. All of this he got at checkout without even having to ask (and he didn't even know you could ask for samples). They even threw in a Guerlain laptop/ipad protective cover/bag (at least I think that's what it is). I was really really impressed that they gave him all those samples. When I spend the same amount of money here I have to practically beg them for a sample with my purchase (and I only get one) and in France they're giving them out like candy.   Next time he goes back to France for business I will get my Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Deodorant.
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whats in your bathroom/shower area
armani code rub on deodorant as well as spray, armani code after shave, armani sport cologne. axe stick for running jogging and biking,  scrub gloves for the shower.  toothbrush and paste, listerine, 2 combs paul mitchell mousse. free giveaways through sephora for the ladies.  And i have flash so i get my stuff here asap rather than looking like a creeper at the store. please do tell pics are welcome
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I love this! Super cute idea. In my shower area I have for the body: Chanel Bleu Body Wash, Molton Brown London Ylang-Ylang Body Wash & Orange Bergamont Body Wash.   F... 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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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
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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For a "full face":   - Burberry Sheer foundation - Tom Ford Francesco lipstick.  Also Chantecaille Tulipe. - Burberry Blossom blush or Dior Mylady 007 blush - A bro... see post
Beauty Keepsakes & Mementos
Hi ladies! I wanted to start a thread to post about beauty items we may own that have sentimental value. Anything from perfume that reminds us of someone to a specific shade of lipstick, I want to hear the story behind it. For me, it's a Revlon cosmetic organizer that sits on my vanity. It belonged to my mom, who passed away when I was really young. It's nice to see it everyday and have it filled with pretty things just like she did.   
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Haha I'm not the only one! I love that your mom is still rocking strong lips :) 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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Cannot get eye brows waxed
Does anyone else have this problem? No matter who waxes my eye brows, my skin scabs. And I mean pretty much every time. And it's not because the wax is too hot. It's not. I've even had people try to prep my skin beforehand. Nope. Still scabs. So I have to get threaded or plucked. I thread because I really love the way it looks (painful though!).   Am I the weirdo here? 'Cause I feel like I'm the weirdo.
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I've never had any problem waxing my brows... so while I am not entirely sure why you are having such a hard time with waxing, there could be a few different things that... see post
Joyful June Hauls 2015
Can't wait to see what everyone is having fun with this month!!!  It's also the month of my birthday so I"m looking forward to celebrating with other Geminis as well! Here's to a joyful June jubilee..Cheers!
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Thanks! I placed one too-- the Bite Watercolor library went on sale at the perfect time for me to get the promo. see post
JUNE Empties :)
I love watching Empties videos on YT. Now that May is over, are there any products you are close or already finished with it? Post a mini review and let us know if you'll repurchase or not!     so here's my first   Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash - so this extra large bottle has been sitting in my shower for at least 4 months?? I am finally close to being done! I like it because it's a very gentle exfoliant and the scent is nice - but for me it doesn't give me the cleanest wash (meaning I have to wash my face twice in the shower to feel squeaky clean?) Will I repurchase? Probably not. I am moving on to the Glamglow Supercleanse Daily Cleanser - tried a sample of this and love the tingly feeling after it washes off!   
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Awesome!  I need a back up.  They get knicked on the edges of cut open containers.   see post