Beauty Confessions
heartsmyface
I Need A No-buy Period!!!! How long?
Ahhhhhh!  I have just been going nuts with the makeup purchases since January! I have literally been buying up stuff as I see and want it!  I read a suggest that to cut back a bit I should go through a No-buy period unless it's a necessity.  How long should a no-buy be? I was thinking a month but am scared a palette will come out I really want, lol. I'm a bit weak. i think I need a little support with this one!  This isn't going to include the palettes I have coming in the mail. I just am not allowed to make anymore purchases starting today for ??????.  
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Louis Vutton gives you champagne. My hubby goes for that. He's an artist, so he actually likes Seeing patterns and different shapes. We went to Hermes in Barcelona and w... see post
klbandy
Makeup as a Distraction
Does anybody else look at makeup not only as a hobby, but as a distraction? I find it as an escape sometimes. I'm in a long distance relationship, go to school, and work full time. Makeup is a way for me to numb and distract myself. Anyone else feel this way about makeup? 
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warriorwitch
HALL OF FAMER warriorwitch / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I find playing with my makeup to be very cathartic. If I am having a particularly stressful or otherwise crappy day pulling out all "teh makeups" helps immensely. My bra... see post
sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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jasminee
BEAUTY BOSS jasminee / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
YOUR EYES. Wow they're beautiful,  and the lip combo is very pretty! see post
mpolansky
That didn't just happen, did it?!
Today I managed to drop my brannnd spankin new MUFE Flash palette     Help me feel better by telling me I'm not alone - what have you accidentally dropped/messed up lately?    *tries not to get tears on the newly cracked case*     And to make matters worse, Hourglass cancelled my order for ONE ambient lighting palette because they thought I was a third party seller??! Today is just not my makeup day.
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY BOSS gogreyhound / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I know! I love them too--Daisy Mae is my third one! They are so funny and silly and beautiful! see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for calamityjane85!!!!! She has over 5,600 hearts❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Horray for calamityjane85!!!!!!!! Not only is she an awesome person, but she applies eyeshadow way better than me! Congrats to her and for setting up the rouge system too! Heres to many more hearts calamity!
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
thank you!!!! see post
katie723
PROJECT 10 PAN
Have you been buying way too many beauty products lately? Is your vanity overflowing with way too much clutter? If you haven't heard of the Project 10 Pan (which I believe started on Youtube, that's where I heard about it!), let me briefly describe what it is. You select 10 (or however many you'd like) products, whether it's makeup, skincare, hair products or all. You must finish these 10 products in its entirely (or "hit pan", where you have used so much of the product that you see the bottom of the "pan") before you are allowed to buy new makeup products. This really helps with appreciating what you have rather than buying more and more things, leaving older products you have to sit in the dust! *There are also exceptions, for example, if you run out of concealer... you can allow yourself to purchase another concealer even if you haven't completed the Project 10 Pan.   Is anyone else doing a Project 10 Pan?! I definitely needed to control myself after IMATS LA and tons of Sephora gift cards for my birthday and the recent UD sale! So, I started up my Project 10 Pan again two weeks ago! I'm determined not to be good and stick with it!   Here are my items that I've chosen for my Project 10 Pan:   1. Sephora Mineral Foundation Powder in Medium 25 - I've had this since March and I'm barely half way!! I use this daily. 2. Sephora Lip Gloss in Pink Ballerina - about half way through. 3. Clinique Lip Gloss in Bamboo Pink - about half way through. 4. NYX Lip Gloss in Beige - still have more than 3/4 of the product left! 5. Stila Liquid Eye Liner in Black - I'll finish this in about a month or so. 6. BADgal Lash - I have about half a month left til I need to throw it out. 7. L'oreal Voluminous Mascara - still have about 2 months til I need to throw it out. 8. Maybelline One by One Mascara - will be throwing this out in a couple weeks. 9. UD Primer Potion - I have two small samples, but I really don't know how long they will last! 10. ELF Blush in Tickled Pink - I haven't even hit pan with this! and any of my UD eye shadows in my Naked palette, which I haven't even hit pan with!   This will definitely take a long time to complete, but I'm okay with that because I really need to save my money and just enjoy what I have!   Let me know what your list looks like!
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Biedazzle
BEAUTY BUFF Biedazzle / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I love this idea! I'm going to attempt to start but we'll see how that goes. There are just so many options!  see post
prettyinpa
HEART PARTY FOR LYLYSA! SHE HAS OVER 9400 HEARTS! YAYYYYY!
I want to give a big shout out to my friend Lylysa for her 9400+ hearts! She writes the most amazing posts that are always chock full of information that is so relevant and helpful. Always kind and a fabulous friend to all us here on BT! Hugs!
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bellarob
BEAUTY WHIZ bellarob / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Congrats!;) see post
Embolalia
Never-ending products
What product do you feel like you will you never in a million years be able to use up? For me it's the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. The bottle is huge for something I use a tiny drop of a few times a week.    Anyone else wish everything came in travel sizes so you could change products every two weeks without feeling guilty about things going bad or going to waste?
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Project Pan.... LOVE it! see post
lilahtov
Which brands do you wish Sephora carried?
Exactly what the title says I know we've chatted about this before, but I thought I'd revive the topic with a new thread. With Chic Week coming up and new collections/products/lines dropping what feels like every day, what brands (collections, too, since Sephora's offering can be limited at the brand's discretion) do you wish you saw on shelves?   For me, it would be Chanel, Tom Ford, and YSL's Spring collection. Chanel's Illusion d'Ombres (cream shadows) and Glossimers (lip glosses) are calling to me with their siren song, as are Tom Ford's lippies, quads and contour palettes (however exorbitantly priced!!!). I love YSL lippies, so I wish the new colors got some love here at Sephora.    Oh, and while we're on the subject, ByTerry and Chantecaille wouldn't hurt, either! I adore both, and don't own nearly enough of either!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY PRO heartsmyface / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Amen! Opi is the god of nailpolish. see post
poshified
Happy 5000+ Hearts Party to Our Very Own Point Perk Expert... MISSIE772!!!
Thank you for keeping us posted on the latest 100, 250, and 500 pt perks for women and men, US and Canadian, Missie772!!! We all appreciate your dedication in keeping up with even the perks that come back in stock!   Thank you for being one of my first BT BBFFFFFs, for all the enabling, and for all the girl chats on beauty, life, and everything in between, my dear! That said, I hope it's a day filled with Cruel Gardenia, blushes, and Pineapple buns/Bo Lo Baos! <3 <3 <3      
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Missie772
HALL OF FAMER Missie772 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No Sephora packages? NO!!!! :(   And thank you so much kssweetheart! You are too sweet! I really appreciate it! :) And baby elephants are so cute! I love them so much!... see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for prettyinpa!!!!! She has over 9,100 hearts!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Time to celebrate! Prettyinpa, who I think might have been on BT the longest has 9,100 hearts!!!!!! We love having you here and you always give such great advice!!!! Heres to another 9,100 hearts❤❤❤❤❤
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If it ever stays over 40 degrees for more than a day I'll break out the self-tanner again.  We'll see what fiascos I create this year.  :) see post
lyravega
Tarte is having 20% off sale
ilovebears
HALL OF FAMER ilovebears / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Their Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in exposed is my HG! :)  It's the perfect blush for everyday/work. see post
thesupergirl
Heart Party for veronika!!!!! she has over 9,100 hearts!!!!!!!!
Yay for veronika!!!!!! One of our favorite Canadian!!!!!! We all love you here!!!!! Congratulations to you and here's to many more hearts!!!!!!!
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emmaclaire
HALL OF FAMER emmaclaire / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ah snap, I can't remember if I posted here yet…  Congratulations V, love you!!!   Rainbow pancakes for you! see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for sparklekai!!!!!!!!!! she has 3,700 hearts!!!!!!!!
Yay sparklekai!!!!! One of our favorite glitter throwers!!! You always bring such shine and sparkle to the boards! Here's to many more hearts!!!!!!
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Congrats Sparklekai!  All your s are well deserved! see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for wingatprsct!!!!!! She has 1900 hearts!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Congrats girl! Not only is she an awesome person she is the first person I never did a trade with! I can't wait for you to get it tomorrow! Its also her first heart party!!!! Let's celebrate!!!!!!!🎂🎂🎂🎂 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 Heres to many more!
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plm95
BEAUTY BOSS plm95 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Congrats! Heres to many more!!! :) see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for lyravega!!!!!! She has 2,400 hearts❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Hooray for my superflygirl!!!! Congratulation!!!!!!!!  We love you here and I love having you on my team!!!! Heres to many many more hearts!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤
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crayzeeRN
HALL OF FAMER crayzeeRN / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Me too! One of my all-time favorite scents and colors :) see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for bombshell30!!!!! She has over 4,700 hearts!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤
Our  rouge leader has over 4,700 )hearts!!!!!! Let's celebrate!!!!!!!   Thank you for creating the system!!!! Heres to many many many more hearts❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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crayzeeRN
HALL OF FAMER crayzeeRN / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Congrats Bombshell!! We love having you here :)   see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for rjamlt!!!!!!! She has over 1,400 heart!!!!!!!
Yay rjamlt!!!! Quite an accompliament !!!!!!! Congrats to you!!!!!!!! Here to many many more!!!!!!!!
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rjamlt
HALL OF FAMER rjamlt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 and I never thought I would get there either. I'm happy to be wrong though ;) see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Shout out to Supergirl :)
For being a fantastic host today. You are throwing a bunch of heart parties today for so many wonderful ladies.   I tried to keep up and attend them all   Sorry I originally posted in the wrong board. It was mentioned that it may not be viewed by many so I'm moving it.   Many heart to you!!!!!!!
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lyravega
HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
                  Thank you, the Super One, for being yourself! You are the bestest! ;) I mean, you're uber super! :) see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for spoiledbrat!!!!! She has over 6,500 hearts!!!!!!!!!
Time to celebrate our favorite brat!!!!!!! I actually wanted to throw one sooner for you but I don't think you would have seen it since you were having computer trouble! We love having you and and love your sense of humor and your cats! Here's to many more hearts!
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knuevekm
BEAUTY BOSS knuevekm / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Happy Heart Party! see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for Garnett!!!! She has over 1,700 hearts❤❤❤❤❤❤
This isn't just any heart party it's Garnett's first heart party! So let's go all out!!!!  Congrats girlfriend!!!!!! Let's see we need cake🎂🎂🎂🎂 and balloons🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 and lots of things to throw in the air!!!!!!!!!!'  Heres to many many more!
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daisies121
HALL OF FAMER daisies121 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome!   see post
newandaddicted
"The Sale" what DIDN'T you get and why?
I know some ladies bought all their heart desired but what didn't you buy during the sale.  Feel free to state why you passed on things on your list.   I didn't get  Marc Jacobs Gel foundation: sold out   Versace Bright Crystal Absolu id want to purchase the larger size   Bite Beauty Lip Gloss/Lipstick: I have ton of lippies that need love   Anastasia Brow Gel: sold out   MUFE Mat Velvet foundation:sold out   Sephora brushes:wasn't sure even with the discount they were a good deal   Hourglass Lip Gloss:see about about lippies  LOL   NARS tinted moisturizer: Trying 3 new foundation right now...this will have to wait.  
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sn22
BEAUTY MASTER sn22 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I was really after the one in diffused light, but the SA said Dim would be better for me. I'm still not entirely convinced she was right but I got it anyway lol   see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for kenny!!!!!! She has over 2,600 hearts!!!!!
Yay kenny!!!!!!!! Awesome job!!!!! We love having you here!!!!!' Heres to many many more hearts!!!!!!!!
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lyravega
HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Woo hoo, congrats kenny!   see post
thesupergirl
Heart party for beautytester!!!!!!!!!!! She has over 12,000 hearts❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Yay for our favorite skin care expert!!!!!!! You definitly deserve those hearts !!!!!!! Thank you for giving such great advice!!!!!! Heres to another 12,000hearts!!!!!!!!!
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quotidianus
BEAUTY BOSS quotidianus / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Woohoo!!!   see post
waterbaby1981
beautyblender use?
This is going to sound funny, but I finally broke down and bought a beautyblender sponge after reading reviews and hearing raves from a lot of others on here.  Now the question is...how do I use it?  I'm used to just using my fingers with my tinted moisturizers or my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Make sure it is wet enough, run it under water until it doubles in size. squeeze the excess and then blot it on a towel. My personal way to do it is to dot the product o... see post
heatherbee
Add 'em up, ladies!
How much did you spend during the sale?  I got a lot of things since it started (stocking up on favorites and trying new things) and spent just a tad over a grand.  But, I'm happy with what I have!     I feel like I should look like this, haha!
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kso1225
BEAUTY GURU kso1225 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I spent about $100 and it would have been under $40 at Sephora if Ulta accepted their 20% off coupon on Philosophy's Loveswept products.  I never spend much money, if an... see post
DitzCore
Costco Makeup and Skincare?!
My man and I were shopping at Costco today and while flipping through the flyer I saw that they had Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules (my favourite skincare product) on sale for $30 for 120 capsules. They regularly sell for $160 for 180 capsules!! I ran over to look and I saw quite a lot of cosmetics and skincare products including Elizabeth Arden, EOS and Clinique! I was shocked! I've never thought to look at Costco before!!   So tell me, have I been living under a rock this whole time? Have you found any sweet deals at Costco before? 
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cspriverratz
BEAUTY PRO cspriverratz / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Costco's beauty/skincare section is superb! The one near me carries Pati Dubroff's line and Jenna Hipp nail polish, Pati Dubroff's lip balm crayons are such good quality... see post
emmaclaire
Product hoarding!
So, I think most people who buy makeup like we do have some sort of very specific product that they just  love .  And I've noticed that it goes beyond brands, it's just a weird compulsion a lot of us have to keep buying nearly identical products because we think it's the best thing ever.  For example, I freakin' love taupe eyeshadow.  Every time I go makeup shopping, I  always look at the taupe pressed powder eyeshadows from every brand - despite having close to 30 taupe eyeshadows sitting at home in my organizer.  To a lesser degree, I also hoard purple eyeliner.  It's awesome!   What's your secret product that you keep buying over and over again (and will probably continue doing no matter how many times you find the "perfect" version)?
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supersweetie
SCENE QUEEN supersweetie / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Lipsticks and lip glosses - probably between 15 and 20 right now! I've given at least a dozen others to my sister and Mom....And powders: Bobbi Brown, Hourglass, Givench... see post
chouchou07
Arcona skin care?
I am really interested about Arcona, has anyone used it before. 
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fatimamummy
FOUND THE RECIPE OF A SUPER EFFECTIVE HAIR MASK
Hi ladies, I found a  recipe of a home made hair mask and tried it on yesterday and the result was whaooo......So I urged to share it with my fellow beauty talkers.It is so simple and left my hair super soft and shiny and without usual fly away tips.so take the following ingredients   1 Banana 1 Egg 1 tea spoon olive or organ oil ( I used Caudalie divine oil)   blend all these things in food processor and apply all over your roots and length of hair just like a hair color. Pile your hair togather and cover them with cling wrap and then wrap up a warm towel ( I used a hand towel out from tumble drier) leave on for half an hour and then wash with warm water.Use adequate water to rinse off all the mask then shampoo twice to wash out any residues,use your usual conditioner and thats it  
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fatimamummy
BEAUTY GURU fatimamummy / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Yep that's fun. see post