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jemly
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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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
As soon as I run out of my Verso Super Face Serum & Murad Essential-C Serum, I'll be trialling the DDG Retinol + Ferulic Acid Serum, and the DDG Hydra Pure Brightening S... see post
heartsmyface
.Show us your unicorns!!!!
with all the limited edition items that are released and the shark frenzies that follow, I'm interested in seeing what items my fellow BTers have snagged over the years that are now those coveted hard to find unicorns.  Those beautiful things we wanted but missed out on.   Basically, I want to see pictures of those Beauties I cannot have, just like I wznna see pictures of those hunky men in harlequin romance novels I can never have.   Running to grab a box of tissues and some popcorn!   Oh and as a sneak preview, here's my first self-deemed unicorn.  This picture is from the Omotesando cosmetic boutique.  The blusher in the middle is the real unicorn.  It was only available at this one store location to celebrate its opening.  I went in to snag one for someone else and they were sold out.  See the sold out sticker?   They sold out in a week and STILL had the darn set on display one month later!!!  Why????  
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ohhhhhh!    Looking:)  see post
IciclePop
Makeup you rarely use
Are there any types of makeup you just don't like? I don't mean a particular brand, but just an entire type. For example, I stopped buying lipstick when I realized that I almost never choose to wear it. I love stains and balms and glosses, but lip color in stick form is just not my thing.   Another thing I don't wear too often is powder blush. I wear blush nearly every day, but it's usually a cheek stain, because I think cheek stains both look and feel better on my dry skin.   So do you all have any quirky dislikes like I do?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
what  a great thread!  I am in agreement with many of you: Nevers for me are: Lip Liner, Dark/vibrant/matte lipstick. I am more of a gloss girl. I love the moisture, ... see post
chelssss
Peach Fuzz-Yes I read through old threads, but still have questions
Ok, let me start off by saying PLEASE don't tell me not to, etc.   For the past 6 months (yes 6), I have been researching peach fuzz, vellus hair to terminal hair, effective treatments, etc. I have read 99% of the  informed  ( I say informed because ones against it merely stated they never actually tried it, but it would do this and that to your hair and blah blah) say they shave with a tinkle razor in downward short strokes.    Just out of curiosity, what women here shave the peach fuzz on cheeks and what was your personal experience? How long do you go between each shaving? Also, I read how amazing this is for exfoliating. I'm curious about that too.   
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kittichick
HALL OF FAMER kittichick / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I do the same thing. It grows back just like before, as light peach fuzz, not dark and coarse like leg hair. see post
etscore1
Your longest tenured product?
In a market flooded with options, what has lasted the test of time? Bonus points if it's still your favorite/go-to/HG product.    For me, I think it's Aveda Hand Relief. Either that or their Lip Saver. Still my favorite colorless, hydrating, nourishing balm. Both are going strong in the 15 year range. 
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shapeshifter
HALL OF FAMER shapeshifter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I finally tried the chocolate brown one I got for free from Birchbox….I think I'm in love! And it smells sooooooooooo goooooooooood! see post
kbmatthews
Exciting Julep subscription update!!
Julep now allows you to skip multiple months again... you don't have to be "grandfathered" in any longer to utilize this. And you can skip more than one every 6 months, like it was for the past year.    So... for those who were considering Julep subs but didn't want to commit to getting a box EVERY month... good news!
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meagboho
HALL OF FAMER meagboho / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was grandfathered in too, but this is great for all the other people!  see post
kittichick
I'm pretty sure I want this. Able? Disable?
One of Birchbox's LE seasonal boxes, A Vanity Affair. I have been gazing at it since it came out and have yet to pull the trigger. It's $100 (meep!), but if I hurry my slow butt up, I can still get 20% off.   Thoughts?       It includes: BY TERRY Baume de Rose – Travel Size Chantecaille Luminous Gloss – Lychee or Passionfruit JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Coquette JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Nostalgia Maison Caulières Perfumed Bath Oil – Travel Size MAKE Calypso Palette Rosanna Alhambra Medium Vessel Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray – Travel Size SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Oil-in-Cream – Travel Size Stephanie Johnson Tinseltown Gold Jewelry Tray Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment – Travel Size Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint TOCCA Eau de Parfum, Margaux – Travel Size
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gingaaa
HALL OF FAMER gingaaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been watching this for a while- notcreative you convinced me.  There are so many really good items in this box and what I don't use I can add to my gift pile for Ch... see post
lovelykatya
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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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mmmmmmm,  mint!!!  I like the flavour more than anything!  I love those little white chocolate mint rosebuds!  see post
chocopudding
What do you think of Kendall Jenner being the new face of Estee Lauder?
I wonder if she'll be successful in enticing the younger set to purchase from Estee Lauder? And the repercussions of this move on the longtime fans of EL?
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yea, I feel Elizabeth Arden products get called 'old lady', too, and I really love her products. see post
jellybean917
Saturday Questions: Body Care
As the temperature drops, my skin is getting drier and I really need to focus on exfoliating and moisturizing. I'm curious about the routines everyone has for taking care of the skin they're in. Bonus points for product recs/holy grails!   1. What body lotion/cream do you use? Do you change it up from summer to winter? 2. What body scrub do you use? How often do you use it? 3. Do you use a self-tanner in the colder months? 4. Do you prefer bar soap or body wash? 5. Are you ever lazy like me and not use lotion and totally regret it? 6. Any weird tips/tricks/homemade remedies you have for body care?
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jisub89
HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
1. I use Cerave Moisturizing Lotion or Cream summer and winter because even though it contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to replenish the skin barrier, the formula i... see post
Meg82
Appreciations
So, one of the things I like best about BT is our capacity for kindness and positivity.  I know that whenever I have a question someone is going to take time out of their busy day to answer it and that is great.   I thought maybe it would be nice to start a thread where people post appreciations for other.  Like if someone recommended a product that became an HG product for you or if a thread made you smile you could post here to appreciate them.  I think it would be a great way to celebrate our community.  One note: I know that sometimes things like this feel like popularity contests, and if people are anxious about that happening here I will definitely take the thread down because that is not my intention at all.  If this becomes a popularity drama festival it will not stay up.   But back to positive!  I vow to post once a day about something someone did that I appreciate and I challenge everyone to participate at least once. Appreciating people feels good!  I'm gonna post my first appreciations as a comment rather than in this post.  Yay appreciating people!
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
LOL Thanks! I will keep this in mind going forward when I make my swatches! :D see post
NailsForLife
How Far Away Are You from 2015 Rouge?
Okay.   I really didn't want to try to make Rouge level again for 2015 .  It was nice to see the Rouge promos (which I think have been very nice lately) and attend the events (not as fancy as other people's experiences because I haven't seen brand reps or the fancy treats at my stores), but the Rouge level experience still seems to be rather lacking.  However, I do love the products Sephora sells and I love giving them away for gifts.  So now I'm $13 away from making Rouge again.  (Sigh)   I'm still buying gifts and I know they'll still have a bunch of items and sales come before Christmas, sooooo  . . . I guess I'll be Rouge again for 2015.  LOL   What about you?
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Mcakes
BEAUTY BOSS Mcakes / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thank you! see post
Meg82
Touch ups. Where/When/What
As the title suggests I'm curious about your touch-up habits.  Do you touch up lips, cheek, something else you should tell us about?  How often? Do you disguise it from those around you or are you out and proud about it.   I only touch up lips and I only do it in secret.  Usually I check whenever I go to the bathroom (which is a lot lol) though lately there hasn't been anyone else in my office so I've been checking and touching up as needed.   How bout you?
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TKLJ
BEAUTY BOSS TKLJ / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
If I wear lipstick to the office, I apply it at work after I eat breakfast (I eat at work). Then I reapply/touchup after lunch. I do this all in the bathroom (my office ... see post
PrettyPlatypus
Lime Crime now at Sephora
I saw a lot of people posting in the "Found in the wild New" post about Lime Crime now being sold at Sephora.     It seems like there are a lot of strong opinions because of the controversy surrounding this brand so I thought it would be fun if it had its own topic.   So what are your thoughts on Lime Crime now being sold at Sephora?    edit: I want to apologize for creating another thread on this.  I didn't realize it had already been talked about!  I should of looked it up first, so again, I'm sorry.
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PrettyPlatypus
BEAUTY BOSS PrettyPlatypus / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
To a lot of people their shady business practices and non existent ethics overshadow their products, which for the most part are very dupe-able and not really all that u... see post
greenchilli
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....   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 (almost wore Chanel....another day) 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 in Stick Bright Raspberry Day 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in Aria Day 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balm
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wish you had a camera.  I need to see Day 14.  My sanity depends on it. see post
makeupobesessed
It's raining...samples!
So, I was going through all my new purchases getting ready for the VIB sale tomorrow, and I realized I have the most samples- deluxe and foil- that I have ever had.  Everywhere seems to be giving away GWP, lots of deluxe samples, and of course the foils.  I counted with my daughter, and I have 223 samples, not including what I currently have open in rotation.    How many samples do you have?  Care to post a pic?  Tonight my daughter and I plan to try to spread them all out and categorize.  If we have the time, I'll post mine!
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charlielovefool
BEAUTY BUFF charlielovefool / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ahhh mini Nars! I love the tiny packaging. see post
Tooits
How did you wear makeup whan you were younger?
So im wondering how did everyone wear their makeup back in the day when you didn't know how to, but still rocked it?? Well I did the white/black  eyeliner and tons of mascara look.
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used to take eyeliner pencil i brown and apply it as both my eyeliner and eyeshadow by smudging it out.  Oh and I would put highlighter ALL over for an all over dewy e... see post
jemly
Brands & Products You Love but Don't Have ?
i intend for this thread to be both a bit of a 'release' (such as "i want everyone to know i love *this* even though my hauls, looks, etc don't reflect it !")   but i also intend it to be a kind of ongoing list we can reference for the (or any) sale, for general shopping, and as inspiration of new things to try.   for example: i love REN. but my skincare collection does not reflect my love for them. my shopping cart is full of parts of their v-cense line and ren rosa centifolia balm, but i never pull the trigger (i've had some of these things but are sometimes pricey for me to replace once i run out, or i try new things, etc). same with NUDE and ALGENIST. some KATE SOMERVILLE too (goats milk cream, anyone?) !   i love NARS pure matte lipsticks but instead of restocking i went for the audacious lipsticks. which we all know i love, but they're just *different*.    edited to add: BECCA products like the shimmering skin perfector (liquid form) in pearl, and their eye tints intrigue me for those no makeup makeup looks.  NARS light reflecting loose setting powder.   what about you ?
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guzelkiz
HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lipstick Queen is a great brand. I have a few of their sinner lipsticks. Very lovely formula. I totally recommend.   Jemly, I totally agree with you on the design. I g... see post
wendyomgwar
Notorious November Hauls!
Hey guys ! It's a new month so you know what that means!! New haul thread time whoop whoop!! With the sale coming up soon at Sephora I know you ladies will be hauling so show me what you're getting!! I'll add in my additions soon !
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Everything Burberry is gorgeous, tasteful, sophisticated and classic. Their trenchcoats...ahhh.... see post
Mochapj
Is There Anything You Wished You Could Change In Your Appearance?
Beauties,      I know we're a community of self acceptance and loving yourself just the way you are, but I'm curious, is there anything about your appearance you wish could be different?   To start us off, I'll tell you mine.     Though I am completely comfortable/happy with myself, when I was younger my closest girlfriend was ginger, and I lusted after having pale skin, freckles and auburn hair just like her.  I did rock various red hair colors for many years, but never found one that suited me and have given up on that for now.     These days, I mostly just wish I could be taller.  I'm pushing 5'4 and my husband is 6'4 and I would love to be a bit closer to his size.  On my off time I wear giant heels to compensate.  And if we're wishing for things, I'd love to have b**bs the size I had when I was 40lbs heavier, lol.   What about you?    
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Meg82
HALL OF FAMER Meg82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sailor Meow I am heavily scarred and also very fat (meaning people usually want me to cover up as much as possible) and I rock sundresses as much as weather allows.  You... see post
ChicDabbler
What is your favorite/most wanted item from Sephora?
I am very close to Rouge, and I need recommendation for things to buy, lol. So will you tell me:   1. What is your expensive-but-worth it buy? 2. What is the most expensive item on your wishlist? 3. Are you going to get Rouge next year?   For me: 1. Sephora traincase and Karuna mask set. The traincase is heavy duty and have a lock, at least 1 or 2 always go on sale and it's especially worth it to buy then. Sheet mask individually isn't expensive but since it's one use, it adds up. I like the fabric and the serum from Karuna.   2. The SK-II set and Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Lotus fragrance. Has anyone tried the fragrance? it looks/sounds like something I'd love, lol.   3. It depends on if I can gather up enough things I want to buy in the next two month. =O
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Doesn't Clarisonics come with warranty? if your charger doesn't hold have you tried to contact them about it?   I love my Chanel highlighter! Altho I haven't really go... see post
vegchililover78
Heartbreaking article...felt the need to post
I just stumbled on the most heartbreaking article entitled "An Ugly Woman's Honest and Painful Response to Being Mistreated Goes Viral". The photo that accompanied it spoke very strongly to me.     The article links to the original post by a Reddit user describing what should have been a great night out with friends that I've included in the spoiler. These are not my words, but I totally understand how this woman feels. All of us at one time or another have had these feelings or encounters like this. As a relative newcomer to this beauty board I've experienced great interactions with other BT community members and seen mostly positive interactions. I'm posting this with the hope that in reading this individuals will be encouraged to pay it forward or step out of their comfort zone in regards to their own beauty or perception of beauty. Stop someone on the street and say something nice, volunteer at a women's shelter or donate to a cause that helps/empowers women. Share your own stories within this thread and find support. This article really moved me and I just felt compelled to share it.   Spoiler (Highlight to read) "Warning: wall of text ahead I am an ugly woman. Objectively, I really am. Please don't argue with me on this one, Reddit. I am not overweight, actually in better shape than most women my age, I dress well, I am great with makeup. But last weekend the world just had to remind me that despite all this, people will go out of their way to kick me. I don't often go clubbing, but Saturday night was a special occasion. A friend was celebrating her 21st, and it was also the weekend after a long week of brutal exams. It felt like a good time to blow off some steam. Because I don't often go clubbing, I really tried this night to look nice. There was an outfit that I had bought a long time ago, but that I'd never worn because it was a little sexier than what I usually wear. A close friend had picked it out for me when we were shopping, and, in that "you go girl" kind of way had urged me to buy it. I did my makeup painstakingly, straightened my hair which always takes forever because my hair is huge, put on that too-sexy-for-me outfit. And when I looked in the mirror I was even surprised at myself. "Wow, is that me? I actually look...nice!" I showed my friends. They all said I looked great. And they MEANT it too. Like, genuine happy encouragement. I could tell they were sincere and it made me feel so good, like for once I wasn't just masquerading as an attractive girl with fancy makeup and clothes, but that I WAS the attractive girl. I hadn't felt so attractive in ages, Reddit. When we got to the club, we got a nasty surprise. We had been told that tonight there was no cover charge for girls, and so none of us had brought much cash on our person. Well, our info was wrong. They did indeed ask for a cover. Only one of us 6 girls had cash, and she only had enough to cover two people. When we got to the door and found this out, a group of guys behind us volunteered to help us out. They each forked over a couple of bucks to cover my friends, but not one of them offered to cover me. One by one my friends were let in and they waited on the other side of the door until everyone got through. The guys were doing everything to avoid eye contact with me. They were looking at the ground, the street, pretending to look through their wallets for cash to cover one more girl. It was so painfully obvious that I felt like just going home. Luckily, my friend with the extra cash covered me so I was allowed in. Well, once we were inside I thought I could just forget about that incident. I had dressed up and come out, to have a good time and relax. So for a while I danced with my friends. It wasn't long before other guys started dancing with us. We kind of paired off slowly, there was a guy whose two buddies had started dancing with other girls and he was left alone. At that point I too had lost track of my friends and was alone. He started dancing with me, but the whole time he seemed really distracted. Not once did he really look at my face, he was kinda looking around the club the whole time, like he was browsing the scene for another, more attractive girl he could bounce to. In less than 10 minutes, he had seen one. He peaced out without a word, and I saw him dancing a few minutes later with a very attractive brunette. The way he acted with her was just SO different than when he had danced with me. He was face to face with her, smiling, dancing enthusiastically. That made my stomach drop. I went to the bar, found one of my friends who was sitting there with a guy. She introduced us, he bought everyone drinks. After a while I felt like a bit of a third wheel so I went back to the dance floor. Eventually my group of girls regathered together. Everyone had a guy, except for one of them who had a bf at home. So I danced with her, with our friends and their guys near us. There was a photographer going around the club, taking pictures of the people there. I assume it was for some promo for their website or something. He got to our group, and literally circled us several times, taking several pics from different angles. I was kind of psyched about this, so I did my best to look like I was having a good time, made sure he could snap me at my best. But after a while I realized he wasn't circling us to get our best angles. He was trying to get a frame without ME. If I moved closer to the center of the group, for instance, he would tilt his camera a little the other way. I couldn't believe it until finally, he actually came up to me and asked me to get out of the shot. I felt so ugly right then. For all the effort I had put into looking and feeling good that night, it seemed like it just didn't matter. So the night ends with me leaving the club. My friend with the bf at home who was dancing with me left with me so I wouldn't be alone. The rest of my girl friends didn't notice what had happened with the photographer, so when they asked me where I was going I just told them I was tired and wanted to go home. And since I wasn't leaving alone, they let me. So yeah, that's my story from the weekend. Please be kinder to ugly people, Reddit. Maybe one of the people I met that night will read this post and recognize themselves. I hope so, if only so they can know how behavior they're barely conscious of can affect someone else. EDIT: I have always been a lurker on Reddit so I'm not sure if I can find out who gave me gold. But thank you, stranger! I will enjoy this gold while it lasts. " "Warning: wall of text aheadI am an ugly woman. Objectively, I really am. Please don't argue with me on this one, Reddit. I am not overweight, actually in better shape than most women my age, I dress well, I am great with makeup.But last weekend the world just had to remind me that despite all this, people will go out of their way to kick me.I don't often go clubbing, but Saturday night was a special occasion. A friend was celebrating her 21st, and it was also the weekend after a long week of brutal exams. It felt like a good time to blow off some steam. Because I don't often go clubbing, I really tried this night to look nice. There was an outfit that I had bought a long time ago, but that I'd never worn because it was a little sexier than what I usually wear. A close friend had picked it out for me when we were shopping, and, in that "you go girl" kind of way had urged me to buy it. I did my makeup painstakingly, straightened my hair which always takes forever because my hair is huge, put on that too-sexy-for-me outfit.And when I looked in the mirror I was even surprised at myself. "Wow, is that me? I actually look...nice!"I showed my friends. They all said I looked great. And they MEANT it too. Like, genuine happy encouragement. I could tell they were sincere and it made me feel so good, like for once I wasn't just masquerading as an attractive girl with fancy makeup and clothes, but that I WAS the attractive girl. I hadn't felt so attractive in ages, Reddit.When we got to the club, we got a nasty surprise. We had been told that tonight there was no cover charge for girls, and so none of us had brought much cash on our person. Well, our info was wrong. They did indeed ask for a cover. Only one of us 6 girls had cash, and she only had enough to cover two people. When we got to the door and found this out, a group of guys behind us volunteered to help us out. They each forked over a couple of bucks to cover my friends, but not one of them offered to cover me. One by one my friends were let in and they waited on the other side of the door until everyone got through. The guys were doing everything to avoid eye contact with me. They were looking at the ground, the street, pretending to look through their wallets for cash to cover one more girl. It was so painfully obvious that I felt like just going home. Luckily, my friend with the extra cash covered me so I was allowed in.Well, once we were inside I thought I could just forget about that incident. I had dressed up and come out, to have a good time and relax. So for a while I danced with my friends. It wasn't long before other guys started dancing with us. We kind of paired off slowly, there was a guy whose two buddies had started dancing with other girls and he was left alone. At that point I too had lost track of my friends and was alone. He started dancing with me, but the whole time he seemed really distracted. Not once did he really look at my face, he was kinda looking around the club the whole time, like he was browsing the scene for another, more attractive girl he could bounce to. In less than 10 minutes, he had seen one. He peaced out without a word, and I saw him dancing a few minutes later with a very attractive brunette. The way he acted with her was just SO different than when he had danced with me. He was face to face with her, smiling, dancing enthusiastically.That made my stomach drop. I went to the bar, found one of my friends who was sitting there with a guy. She introduced us, he bought everyone drinks. After a while I felt like a bit of a third wheel so I went back to the dance floor.Eventually my group of girls regathered together. Everyone had a guy, except for one of them who had a bf at home. So I danced with her, with our friends and their guys near us.There was a photographer going around the club, taking pictures of the people there. I assume it was for some promo for their website or something. He got to our group, and literally circled us several times, taking several pics from different angles. I was kind of psyched about this, so I did my best to look like I was having a good time, made sure he could snap me at my best. But after a while I realized he wasn't circling us to get our best angles. He was trying to get a frame without ME. If I moved closer to the center of the group, for instance, he would tilt his camera a little the other way. I couldn't believe it until finally, he actually came up to me and asked me to get out of the shot.I felt so ugly right then. For all the effort I had put into looking and feeling good that night, it seemed like it just didn't matter. So the night ends with me leaving the club. My friend with the bf at home who was dancing with me left with me so I wouldn't be alone. The rest of my girl friends didn't notice what had happened with the photographer, so when they asked me where I was going I just told them I was tired and wanted to go home. And since I wasn't leaving alone, they let me.So yeah, that's my story from the weekend.Please be kinder to ugly people, Reddit. Maybe one of the people I met that night will read this post and recognize themselves. I hope so, if only so they can know how behavior they're barely conscious of can affect someone else.EDIT: I have always been a lurker on Reddit so I'm not sure if I can find out who gave me gold. But thank you, stranger! I will enjoy this gold while it lasts. "
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi everyone,   Thank you for all of your thoughtful comments and feedback here. Due to the sensitivity of this topic, I think I am going to go ahead and close this t... see post
candygirl438
Addicted to buying makeup, HELP !
I LOVE beauty products and sadly I also LOVE shopping which leads to countless makeup purchases on a weekly basis. I have a lot of makeup already and I certainly do not need more. I'm sure I am not the only one with this problem but if anyone can help me, I would appreciate.    Do you have any tips on reducing your impulse purchases ? or just stop buying so much makeup all the time? Are you a recovering beauty addict ? I need advice, especially before the VIB sale in November !!!      
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Tirah
BEAUTY BOSS Tirah / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ok, I know I posted a smart a** remark earlier but here's my actual .05 advice. 1st figure out why you keep buying - to use or to collect. About 95% of what I buy is to ... see post
carrierose
Beautytalk Instagram Beauty Challenge
I posted this a week ago in OT but for whatever reason it never showed up on the main page and no one saw it.  Do you all want to put together a Beautytalk Instagram Beauty Challenge for November 1st?  I can make up the final list/image if you help me create a list!    I was thinking we can do things like "best freebie," "best points perk," or just do the typical photo challenge things.  I just want to put one together and hopefully get some great ideas for photos from all of you.
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BrideSona
HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm putting together a theme with picture examples of nails that I've done. How about that? Something like try this simple trend. So far I've got 1. Polka dots, 2. Newsp... see post
ashleynne
Do you prefer reading beauty websites on reviews of products or going on youtube to watch them?
I'm curious to how people research what they want to potentially buy. I do a lot more reading online before I go to youtube to see the product live. 
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lovelykatya
HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I prefer reading, but I watch youtube for live swatches or just to look at the shade in "real time". But either way I do a lot of research before I buy certain products ... see post
LindaBS
Impulse purchases gone wrong
I'm sure we've all had them, haha. While I love most of my impulse buys, there are also a few pretty bad ones.   I bought a KvD studded kiss lipstick in Vampira without swatching it first, because all of the Vampira swatches I saw were fantastic. Unfortunately, I was never able to actually wear it because it was SO drying. It basically destroyed my lips and I had dead pieces of skin on my lips whenever I tried applying it. Gross. I didn't realize that the swatches I saw where the liquid lipstick, not the studded lipstick.   I also just ordered a indie lippy palette, and while I was seeing awesome reviews before, I now see HORRIBLE reviews about the colours being nothing like the swatch photos, bad customer service and how the lipstick is fine, but the lip palettes are horrible. I hope this one goes well, otherwise its $30 wasted!   Now, tell me about your bad impulse buys!
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TKLJ
BEAUTY BOSS TKLJ / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I just wanted to add that I returned the KvD lipsticks sans boxes without problems, so thanks again for the advice. see post
Chloexiao
Has anyone use the Koh Gen Do face powder in a jar and the Givenchy translucent setting
My skin is combination. I have an eyes on those two for so long now... Anyone ever tried it, plz give me some advice thanks
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Katieleung
First time washing beauty blender
Hi, I purchased a beauty blender with solid (the cleaning soap), however, when I washed it at the first time with tap water, the water squeezed out from the blender was not clear and clean, but a bit like absorb some soap already! Later after I applied my foundation and I used the soap to clean it, I found that its color faded so much !!!! May I know that is that normal? Or my blender has some problem? Thank you!
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The color will also fade over time. Just make sure that you rinse out all of the soap. And you don't need much. The Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser is amazing. I actually ... see post
MegEm
Products that last forever
So, as I was applying my Kate Spade perfume today, I realized the bottle had to be at least 12 years old, because I bought it when I was in college at the launch of her fragrance line at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta. I don't use it terribly often, but it still smells EXACTLY the same as it did when I bought it. What products do you have that have lasted years and years without any change in usability?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Seconded on the value in the foundation. I picked up my first full size in mid August just before they launched the Blemish Remedy line. I've been furious to try and f... see post
heatherbee
What should be Pantone Color of the Year 2015?
As far as beauty goes, I think that the tangerine (2012) and radiant orchid of 2014 were pretty successful.  It's just a little harder to incorporate emerald into an everyday makeup look, even though it's such a beautiful color too!  What would you love to see as the color of the year next year?  My prediction is some kind of gold.
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Cupcakecandy
HALL OF FAMER Cupcakecandy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Can we pleaseee have a rose gold! Not a pink (cough Naked 3 cough) but actual rose golds That would be gorgeous! I can just imagine it now-rose gold packaging, rose gol... see post