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Are you "trialing" a new product ? Want to talk about it ?
trying new products can be...overwhelming. do you love a product because it works ? can you tell right away if it's performing the way you want it to ? sometimes i'm so happy to finally try something and let my enthusiasm blind my  actual  impression of it (at least at first )   it takes time to come to proper conclusions ! particularly when it comes to skincare, but makeup too.   so here's a thread where we can discuss our experiences while trying a product  for a first time. it can also be a place that people can reference if they're considering a new product.   right now i'm trying a sample of the REN v-cense night cream. i've only used it for 2 nights so far, but i LOVE IT. i love it so much i'm tempted to go ahead and grab it up, but i need to make sure it doesn't break me out over time (it contains shea butter which *can* be a breakout trigger for me, but not necessarily). it smells of frankincense which i adore, but i know for some people would be a turn off.   i'm also checking out the VICHY aqualia thermal serum. i really love the CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum, and prefer the texture of it to the VICHY, but think the caudalie may break me out slightly (i also was probably overusing it...i was very enthusiastic). so i'm just trying to figure out which i prefer.   how about you ?   __________ post trial edit about the products above: i had to skip on the REN because the shea butter in it was too heavy for my skin. and i suppose buying something simply for the smell isn't the best use of my moola the VICHY aqualia thermal serum, however, is in my permanent arsenal. i've already repurchased once since starting this thread, and have turned a few people on to it too ! 
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Still going strong with the Revit device after 2 weeks. In fact, I was able to extract some pesky milia and the one under my eye that I so very want to get rid of has be... see post
oh my goodness, thank our lucky clover, 2016 is just about over.     let's focus on the positive and think about our YEARLY favorites ! i've structured it a bit to try to make it less overwhelming, but there are no strict rules--if you want to list more or less than 5, that's fine of course. if you want to just list your faves and not explain why, absolutely cool with that too. if you want to write a novel about each product, fantastic. do whatever you want, really,  and perhaps most importantly: it can be new products launched this year, old products you discovered this year, tried and true products that maintained their HG status this year, whatever ! this is just supposed to be fun !   (ahem: after posting mine below, i can not emphasize enough that no one should feel obligated to explain  why you've loved something. apparently there is a 20,000 character limit and i exceeded it trying to post my thoughts. please feel free to pick and choose what you want to go into details about )   the template is below, i've kept it blank for easy copying / pasting.      MAKEUP ! Base Products (foundations, concealers, powders, primers) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Eye Shadows / Palettes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Other Eye Products (mascaras / liners / brows) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Cheek Products (blush, contour, bronzers or highlighters) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Lip Products 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   SKINCARE ! Cleansing (cleansers, makeup removers, exfoliator scrubs) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Treatments (serums, toners/acids, moisturizers) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Masks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Bodycare (lotion, shower products etc) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   HAIR ! Shampoo / Conditioner 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Styling Products / Treatments 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Styling Tools 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.    Lifestyle Misc. ! (candles, fragrance, books, shows, anything else !) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   LIGHTENING ROUND ! favorite makeup product of the year: favorite skincare product of the year: favorite new launch: favorite collection/LE release: biggest surprise love of the year: thing you’re most excited to try in 2017:
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Sephora Favorites Sets : share your thoughts, questions and pics
a place to post about all things Sephora Favorites sets: past, present and future. Have a question, please ask.  Have a review, please post.  Have pics, please show us. These sets are one of my favorite things about shopping at Sephora. I get to try a bunch of products for a lower price and always end up finding some HG items.    Today, I got the Sephora Favorites: Beauty on the Fly. It was $42 plus ebates was at 8%.  For me, I've either been wanting to try all of these items, or have tried and really like them.    More pics and thoughts in the first post.       
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I love these sets.  I've bought every one in the last year or so.  The only thing I hate is when the products overlap but oh well.   see post
welcome back to the junk drawer of random beauty thoughts and musings. it has been nearly a year, so i think it is time for a rew RT thread !    when i'm doing my makeup in the morning, my dog sometimes throws a fit until i move his food bowl over to where i'm sitting. i'm certainly not the diva in our relationship. ____________________   THE QUESTIONS THREAD : ion-Thread-Because-not-all-questions-need-their-ow ...   VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD ! : /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/m-p/1826210#M69382   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD : HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212
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So I thought I’d start a thread in which we can share some holiday fun.   Every day a new question relating to the holidays will be posted.... makeup/recipes/traditions/etc... It be nice to keep the thread organized so it's easy to navigate. PLEASE pm me your question(s ) and I'll tag you the day I post it.  I will also update the OP so it's easier for everyone to follow.    DEC 1: What are your favorite holiday movies? DEC 2: What are some of your favorite simple but delicious potluck recipes/items? ( Cupcakecandy) DEC 3: What's your least favourite food that always seems to make an appearance during the holidays? (Asche) DEC 4: What is your favorite holiday makeup look? (post photos or list products for full face) (Libellules) DEC 5: Favorite holiday scents (candles and/or perfumes)? (Libellules) DEC 6: Favorite / least favorite holiday song? And do you listen to that music everyday? (TriesToBoClassy, Ispend2much6, wheeeee)  
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Oh don't apologize - no shame in that Mariah Christmas game. That song is fabulous and perfect! (yet I forgot to mention it in my list :)) see post
A place to say thanks to helpful BTer's, share your new BT status or heart acheivement... A place to joke around, share memes, riddles or anything else you want to. Let's bring back some life in this place!!!!   ps: Not a place for negative comments
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sending you love and warm thoughts.  Get well soon Simba!  see post
Pet Paradise
Show off pics of your pets, tell stories, anything you want to share about those special animals in your life Post as much and as often as you want! Here are are my fluff babies DJ and Gunner (also called Lulu or Lou). They are mother and daughter. DJ is my baby and Gunner is a daddy's girl. They are approximately 9 years old and very spoiled! This is DJ. She loves to be near me. Miss Gunner Lou loves her catnip carrot
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
She's beautiful!  Congrats @Julia526 see post
New releases for early and spring 2017   Calendar: /2017-Releases-Calendar/m-p/2596158#M221270
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That orange is mine!! thanks for sharing! see post
Mermaids & Unicorns
I thought since a few BTer's like mermaids, unicorns, cute stuff, iridescent/holographic items... I'd start a thread so we could post all the products (beauty or not) that could fit this category.... even more enabling! hahahaha   Share products you find that you think others might like....        
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@sierrafallon- Yes I believe that was the deal - The M.A.B. Mini came to like $98 and the Saddle Bag was like $78 (or something close).  Original retail for both was $19... see post
Beauty Pet Peeves 2
The other thread was getting too long and difficult to load!    So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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That stinks.  I had noticed a lot of reviews on sephora saying their sample from the skingoals promo had mold so I've been checking mine regularly and no mold yet so I g... see post
A place to talk about all beauty news.... upcoming launches, sneak peeks and anything else that doesn't have a specific thread.   Thanks to everyone who contributes to this thread!   BEAUTY NEWS AND THINGS TO COME (no dates) Jaclyn Hill eye shadow? JS to launch foundation Manny mua collab for lipstick MUG and Nikkie Tutorials eye shadow collab? Too Faced PB&J will eventually get to Sephora Too Faced Peach palette will most likely be perm UD possibly coming out with matte liquid lipsticks   2017 RELEASES CALENDAR /2017-Releases-Calendar/m-p/2596158#M221270   CURRENT FOUND IN THE WILD THREAD (links to new products for purchase at Sephora) ll-Winter-Found-in-the-Wild-2016-and-Holiday-Too/t ...   CANADIAN PRODUCT THREAD (links to new products for purchase at Sephora) w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Canadian site product update (ask the mods) a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604 Canadian site product update (ask the mods) ephora-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060 604   UPCOMING RELEASES WITH DATES/SEASON (Pictures and info only)   Fall 2016 Releases /FALL-2016-Releases/m-p/2383574#M183523   Holiday 2016 Releases /HOLIDAY-2016/m-p/2454167#M196506   BRAND THREADS Spoiler (Highlight to read) ABH ia-Beverly-Hills-Thread/td-p/2516061 BECCA cca-thread/td-p/2431704 BIOTHERM erm-Thread/td-p/2439346 BITE -Beauty-Releases/td-p/2025165 BOBBI BROWN -Thread/td-p/2562428 BURBERRY auty-Updates/td-p/1983178 CHANEL tes/td-p/1940873 CHARLOTTE TILBURY about-Charlotte-Tilbury/td-p/2005225 COLOURPOP /Any-ColourPop-Fans-Here/td-p/2156337 DIOR Dior/td-p/2545923 DIPTYQUE /Discussion-for-the-Diptyque-Crowd-please-join/td- ... ESTEE LAUDER r-Thread-New-Releases/td-p/2552834 FARMACY -Farmacy-feedback-and-discussion/td-p/2153377 GIORGIO ARMANI usly-not-have-a-thread-dedicated-to-all-things/m-p ... GIVENCHY /The-GIVENCHY-Thread/td-p/2565876 GUERLAIN -the-love-of-all-things-Guerlain/td-p/2180749 HOURGLASS -THREAD/m-p/2419091 INDIE BRANDS s-and-other-not-so-talked-about-makeup-brands/td-p ... IT COSMETICS s-Thread/td-p/2468298 KAT VON D EAD/m-p/2544212 KEVYN AUCOIN n-Thread/td-p/2437161 KIKO About-Kiko/td-p/2341265 LAURA MERCIER er-Thread/td-p/2562421 MAC d-Releases-Thread/td-p/2109065 MAKE UP FOR EVER ke-Up-For-Ever-Thread/td-p/2406781 MARC JACOBS -Beauty-News-amp-Discussion/m-p/2301944 MILK an-early-April-Fool-s-joke-Milk-Makeup/td-p/235746 ... NARS About-NARS/td-p/2099708 NATASHA DENONA ona/td-p/2090656 NUDE UDE-Skincare-Thread/td-p/2507094 PAT McGRATH -LABS/td-p/2418816 RITUEL DE FILLE -have-experience-with-Rituel-de-Fille/td-p/2059082 SURRATT about-Surratt/td-p/2455924 TARTE HREAD/td-p/2419298 TOM FORD dates/td-p/1903440 TOO FACED ew-Releases-2016/td-p/2500873 URBAN DECAY -Thread/td-p/2147187 VISEART -THREAD/m-p/2396215 YSL dates/td-p/2430645 ABH tasia-Beverly-Hills-Thread/td-p/2516061BECCAhttp:/ / read/td-p/2431704BIOTHERMhttp://community.sephora. com/t5/Products/The-Biotherm-Thread/td-p/2439346BI TE TE-Beauty-Releases/td-p/2025165BOBBI BROWN Brown-Thread/td-p/2562428BURBERRYhttp://community. /1983178CHANEL up/Chanel-Updates/td-p/1940873CHARLOTTE TILBURY s-talk-about-Charlotte-Tilbury/td-p/2005225COLOURP OP ns/Any-ColourPop-Fans-Here/td-p/2156337DIORhttp:// -p/2545923DIPTYQUE Beauty-Confessions/Discussion-for-the-Diptyque-Cro wd-please-join/td-p/2341678ESTEE LAUDER -Lauder-Thread-New-Releases/td-p/2552834FARMACYhtt p:// rmacy-feedback-and-discussion/td-p/2153377GIORGIO ARMANI -seriously-not-have-a-thread-dedicated-to-all-thin gs/m-p/2380895GIVENCHY /t5/Beauty-Confessions/The-GIVENCHY-Thread/td-p/25 65876GUERLAIN y-Insider/For-the-love-of-all-things-Guerlain/td-p /2180749HOURGLASS roducts/HOURGLASS-THREAD/m-p/2419091INDIE BRANDS -brands-and-other-not-so-talked-about-makeup-brand s/td-p/2392215IT COSMETICS -Cosmetics-Thread/td-p/2468298KAT VON D READ/m-p/2544212KEVYN AUCOIN -Aucoin-Thread/td-p/2437161KIKO 1265LAURA MERCIER a-Mercier-Thread/td-p/2562421MAChttp://community.s td-p/2109065MAKE UP FOR EVER E-Make-Up-For-Ever-Thread/td-p/2406781MARC JACOBS Jacobs-Beauty-News-amp-Discussion/m-p/2301944MILKh ttp:// n-early-April-Fool-s-joke-Milk-Makeup/td-p/2357469 NARS alk-About-NARS/td-p/2099708NATASHA DENONA ha-Denona/td-p/2090656NUDEhttp://community.sephora .com/t5/Skincare-Stories/NUDE-Skincare-Thread/td-p /2507094PAT McGRATH McGRATH-LABS/td-p/2418816RITUEL DE FILLE nyone-have-experience-with-Rituel-de-Fille/td-p/20 59082SURRATT /Let-s-talk-about-Surratt/td-p/2455924TARTEhttp:// d-p/2419298TOM FORD d-Updates/td-p/1903440TOO FACED ced-New-Releases-2016/td-p/2500873URBAN DECAY Decay-Thread/td-p/2147187VISEARThttp://community.s 5YSL e-Updates/td-p/2430645   ~Updated November 3rd 2016~
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Pretty but there are only two colors I'm interested in.   see post
FALL 2016 Releases!!!
Since more and more fall product pics are showing up on social media, decided to start a thread early to keep track of them.   Link to new products for purchase at Sephora ll-Winter-Found-in-the-Wild-2016-and-Holiday-Too/t ... w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948     Releases Calendar /2016-Releases-Calendar/m-p/2596425#M221288
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Have these Laduree lip glosses been posted? I'm dying! Wish this line was easier to get :(   see post
It Didn't Work For Me.......
i don't want this to be a hates or bashing thread. more of a general "i tried this thing and it clearly wasn't meant for me" rather than a "this is crap !" sort of discussion, if that distinction makes sense.....   i find these sorts of discussions helpful. you can learn 1. that you're not alone, or that 2. you were using a thing incorrectly and maybe it's worth another try or 3. that a thing you were considering spending your money on may not be worth the risk after all (though i'd take this last possibility with a grain of salt; everyone is different !!)   i'll post my list below
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Unfortunately anything made by urban decay in the way of primers does not work for me.  I'm allergic to an ingredient in it.  Made my eyelids all red and flackery.   i... see post
HI ! only two three days left in the month so i's november faves time, yay. i have lots of stuff i want to mention this month !     NARS x SARAH MOON moon matte lipstick, indecent proposal . this is my new favorite dark-nude. in a similar family to something like BITE thistle, but this one is just more flattering on me; i think perhaps because  it leans more cool brown rather than blue-grey this lip combo: NARS velvet lip liner, patong beach and NARS velvet lip glide, playpen . playpen is described as a 'coral' but i'd describe it more as a warm rose. this combo brightens my face, which i was in need of after a bit of a difficult month. sometimes i include NYX soft matte lip cream in 'zurich' (as a middle layer between the liner and glide) which brightens it up a bit more. last all day, too ! MURAD hydro-dynamic quenching essence serum . i've been screaming my praises all over the boards this month for this stuff. what can i say, it's brilliant. i know that 'essence' is in the title (not serum, actually) but this is a serum--designed to help your skin retain moisture. it helped turn my chronically (plane exhausted) dehydrated skin around after about a month of trying  everything . i use it morning and night, before moisturizer (and before oil as well, at night). leaves skin bouncy, and find that it works very well with makeup as well. works particularly brilliantly with CLARINS blue orchid oil, too....i'd be remiss to not mention that. GIVENCHY ombre couture cream eyeshadow, beige mousseline . i wore this non stop for 2 weeks this month, when i wore no other eye makeup. i originally got this thinking it was a matte warm beige. it's not matte. it has bits of glitter mixed into an otherwise matte cream. this would piss a lot of people  off. it may have even pissed me off. but it's perfect. it gave me a bit of glittery magic when i needed it. bless. this hair combo: BRIOGEO be gentle be kind green tea clarifying shampoo, and BRIOGEO don't despair, repair conditioning mask . i only wash my hair once a week (on average) and usually cowash (devacurl or aveda) which works really well for me, but i definitely needed an occasional clarifying shampoo, and this stuff is perfect. it's sulfate and silicone free, very gentle but effective, and leaves my hair way soft. i also have been using the repairing conditioning mask, and love it because it is a repairing mask that does not leave my hair feeling coarse or heavy (which 'repairing' protein and b-vitamin rich conditioners usually do). Spoiler (Highlight to read)   can't wait to see what people have been loving this month   (p.s. i will be starting a YEARLY FAVES thread in a week or so, which should be fun)
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HOLIDAY 2016!!!
HO HO HO It's that time of year again!!!!   HOLIDAY ADVENT CALENDAR THREAD 16-holiday-season-beauty-advent-calendar/td-p/2559 ...   HOLIDAY SET TRADE THREAD ETS-Trade-Thread/td-p/2559193   Link to new products for purchase at Sephora ll-Winter-Found-in-the-Wild-2016-and-Holiday-Too/t ... w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   ~ Updated September 12 2016 ~
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Swatches of the Prone to Wander lipstick set.  Set is available on Sephora US and the bag on Wander's site see post
2016 Releases Calendar
I started a thread for 2017 but probably helpful to have one for Nov. and Dec. releases so here goes   If you have something to add please comment and tag me so I can see your comment and edit the post. Thanks to all who participate in maintaining this   COMING SOON (Dates unknown) BITE Amuse bouche mini lipstick set - ONLINE NOW HOURGLASS Blush Palette - ONLINE (coming soon) YUNI BEAUTY launching at Sephora (Dec online - Jan stores - dates TBA) SUGARPILL Pumpkin Spice - December   NOVEMBER Spoiler (Highlight to read) 01 BITE Mauvember (US online only / Canada stores + online)      NARS Rita Holiday lipstick red tube (Sephora excl)      NARS holiday (remaining items)     COLOURPOP Hello Kitty Collection 02 UD Troublemaker lipstick (Sephora excl) 03 MAC In the Spotlight (online/possibly stores) 06 HUDA BEAUTY Rose gold palette ONLINE NOW 11 TOO FACED Funfetti set (HSN excl.) - Out now 14 SUGARPILL Lipsticks      SIGMA Lip Switch gloss set - Out now 15 PAT McGRATH Metalmorphosis 005 (Brand site)      WAYNE GOSS Air brush (Beautylish) 20 BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Face palette (Sephora) 21 COVER FX Setting powder (brand site) 22 PAT McGRATH Metalmorphosis 005 (Sephora) 25 ABH Brush line      TOO FACED Choc. Chip Palette (Brand excl)      TOO FACED White Choc. Chip Palette (Sephora excl)      MAC Black Plum Friday Vamplify Gloss      MELT Prime Rose - new lipsticks 28 JOUER Frost Bite Topper (Brand Site)      CHANEL Ombres Lamees 01 BITE Mauvember (US online only / Canada stores + online)     NARS Rita Holiday lipstick red tube (Sephora excl)     NARS holiday (remaining items)    COLOURPOP Hello Kitty Collection02 UD Troublemaker lipstick (Sephora excl)03 MAC In the Spotlight (online/possibly stores)06 HUDA BEAUTY Rose gold palette ONLINE NOW11 TOO FACED Funfetti set (HSN excl.) - Out now14 SUGARPILL Lipsticks     SIGMA Lip Switch gloss set - Out now15 PAT McGRATH Metalmorphosis 005 (Brand site)     WAYNE GOSS Air brush (Beautylish)20 BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Face palette (Sephora)21 COVER FX Setting powder (brand site)22 PAT McGRATH Metalmorphosis 005 (Sephora)25 ABH Brush line     TOO FACED Choc. Chip Palette (Brand excl)     TOO FACED White Choc. Chip Palette (Sephora excl)     MAC Black Plum Friday Vamplify Gloss     MELT Prime Rose - new lipsticks28 JOUER Frost Bite Topper (Brand Site)     CHANEL Ombres Lamees        DECEMBER 04 TARTE Shape Tape concealer restock (brand site)      TARTE Rainforest of the Sea palette Vol. 2 (brand site)      TARTE Athleisure collection (brand site)      JOUER new bundles (brand site/9am PST) 05 COVER FX Traslucent powder (brand site) 08 MAC x Mariah Carey (online)      TARTE Maneater palette ( and Ulta) 14 TOO FACED Sweet Peach palette (all sites) 15 MAC x Mariah Carey (store)      TOO FACED Peach collection (except palette) (Sephora online) 18 KVD Alchemist palette (VIB early access) 20 TARTE Athleisure collection (Sephora online)      UD Afterdark palette (sephora excl) (Sephora online) 24 KVD Alchemist palette (online) 26 KVD Alchemist palette (store) 26 TOO FACED x KVD 29 COVER FX Setting powder (Sephora)     ~ Updated December 5th 2016 ~
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Please post a link to the 2017 thread. TIA!  see post
What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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Any ColourPop Fans Here?
Hi! I haven't seen a current thread about CP and was wondering if there were any fans here! I know its not High End, but the quality is great and I love my growing collection and would love to see anyone elses  
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Thank you! I just made my first ever ColourPop purchase.. I had to see what the hype is about on this Koosh eyeshadow lol :) I spent $33 and I am getting 7 eyeshadows an... see post
MOTD: Mask Of The Day!
I thought it'd be fun to create a thread where we share our 'mask faces'! I'd love to see how lovely & silly you all look with masks on It'd be great if you mention the name of the mask you are using as well!   I'll start things off!   Tonight I am using the Lush Magnaminty mask  
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well this was disappointing.  It is so heavily scented.  Bad cyborg kitty!  see post
Discussion for the Diptyque Crowd (please join!)
If you are a fan obsessed or just a beauty lover curious about Diptyque, come on over! I thought this would be a fun place to share your thoughts, collections, decorating ideas, questions about the fabulous world of Diptyque. I started out with one candle, the Beverly Hills candle-which is so fabulous-I'll post a picture of it tomorrow-thinking I was crazy to buy a $70 candle. Yes, it's crazy-crazy good! I've since collected 2 or 3 more and purchased a perfume. This week I got my first body care item, the satin body oil. I really love everything from Diptyque. So let's discuss One question I have is how do you get the inside cleaned out so you can use the jars for pretty collections like I see a lot of on social media?
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Thank you so much!!   Do you know how I could get intouch with Allison? As I m based in Hong Kong    much appreciated!! see post
Back in stock holiday stuff
I get so lost in the longer threads...  Since some of the holiday stuff has gone out of stock (with indications that they will come back in stock) I figured I'd start a thread just for items that come back in stock. Givenchy, Burberry, Bite, Nars, ABA, Sephora Favorites.  What am I missing?  I'll post every few days so the thread doesn't disappear but if you see something back in stock please add it here!!!  Then, we won't all need to stock the individual items and threads. I will heart every back in stock item here (unless I miss it, which has been known to happen).  And I'd encourage others to do the same.  We do want to reward those who try to help others on BT, right?
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Intro To tarte Deluxe Discovery Set is back in stock. Such a great stocking stuffer! :) see post
** The Gift Bag Haul Trading Post**
So this is the spin off from the Gift Bag info thread. If you bought a gift bag from one of the offers posted there and you have items that you won't use or items that you would like to stockpile, this is the place  Please try to restrict your swap posts to items from gift bags recently mentioned on the Gift Bag Enthusiasts thread. If you have swap items not from the gift bags on the thread please use the swap thread in BI section. And as we follow on the other thread, please conduct all swaps in an open and honest fashion. Most of us are on the successful trades feedback list and if you are not, please consider offering to mail first.   Hope we can all swap some goodies!
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Hi! This is from the past gift bag event in September! I don't really have an ISO, just would like to trade like for like. I also have a huge trade list in the trade thr... see post
Just a place to share our makeup dreams... could be anything from meeting someone in the industry to a stylish vanity or even creating products... Let your imagination run wild!   Here are a few of mine...   I'd love to create/design my own line of cosmetics... I'd also love to meet and have my makeup done by Wayne Goss and Kandee J Would love to meet KVD and even if this isn't really makeup I'd love to get a tattoo from her. Would love to have a space dedicated to my stash where I could display all my MAC collectables.    
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BEAUTY BOSS sultananatalie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
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Beauty Fill in the Blank: Part 2
It's been a while since I did the first one, and I saw that it resurfaced not too long ago. So here's a new one! Hopefully you enjoy and get to know each other a little better. Some of them might be the same. I'm a lazy goo pile and didn't check. Wheeeeeeeeeee!   I’m going to wear ……………. for the Holidays. My favorite product that I’ve tried this year is ………………. The best thing I got from the VIB Sale is…………. My beauty goal for next year is to ………………… My greatest makeup treasure is ………………. A brand I would love to see come to Sephora is …………… I …………….while I put on my makeup. ……………… is the most relaxing part of my day. …………………… has my favorite eyeshadow formula. My favorite lipstick formula is ………………… I can never have enough ………….. I definitely have enough ……………. If I was going to buy a really extravagant beauty item it would be …………… My top three favorite brands are ………….. My workhorse beauty item is …………………… My favorite makeup artist is ………………… I really admire …………… ‘s makeup ………….. looks really good on me and makes me feel my best. My favorite thing about myself is ……………. My favorite thing about my collection is ………………. …………….. is really satisfying to me. I am thankful for…………………
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I’m going to wear Pat McGrath Silver Pigment for the Holidays. My favorite product that I’ve tried this year is NARS Velvet Lip Glides The best thing I got from the V... see post
OK so there have been a lot of 'rediscovered products' threads over the years; but the ones i found were pretty old so i figured i'd start a fresh one. hope everyone is ok with that !   1. NARS single eyeshadow -- ashes to ashes . this has long been a favorite of mine but pretty much neglected the past year or two as i was preferring more matte colors. but ashes to ashes is that perfect kind of shimmer -- no glitter, but a perfect brown-grey-plum shift that is alluring but subtle. i find this is a perfect 'all over wash' sort of shadow.   2. NARS all day luminous weightless foundation . i totally understand why this foundation has such a love/hate reaction. it doesn't always work for me. if my skin is dehydrated, in particular, it can be a disaster -- same with if i apply it too thickly. but when it works, it works so gloriously. it really does feel and look like second skin...unlike anything i've ever used. this sort of inconsistency doesn't bother me because i quite literally have on and off days with all of my foundations. plus, NARS siberia is my absolute perfect match. i'm glad i'm revisiting this one !  
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TATCHA Camellia Cleansing Oil   I tried a sample of this earlier in the year and really loved it, especially since it didn't at all irritate my eyes or make them hazy... see post
Products That Have Pleasantly Surprised You ?
just a fun excuse / avenue to discuss products. i want this thread to be as positive as possible, so focusing on pleasant surprises. if, though, you're biting to talk about a (surprising) disappointment, check out this thread here, which is also great fun for constructive discussion: /It-Didn-t-Work-For-Me/m-p/2550412   MURAD hydro-dynamic quenching essence serum . ok i know i'm going on and on about this (and will be doing even more so in my monthly favorites, no doubt), but this stuff has blown my mind ! i've tried loads of serums through the years that target dehydration. some work right away but fail to keep working, others clog my pores due to the types and grades of silicones. i was expecting a similar experience with this one, but figured in a bit of desperation that i'd give it a try. now, this one is not entirely silicone free, but i've had no problems with it clogging my pores, and it has worked miracles on my skin. it also contains a bit of glycolic acid (not enough to 'over do it', though, when used in conjunction with my other acids. oils and moisturizers are performing even better; skin is happy and bouncy. ORIGINS ginzing brightening eye cream . i've been shocked, too, by how much i like this one ! as i've said in another thread, i wasn't keen on using a 'brightening' eye cream that brightens through light reflectors rather than other "from within" ingredients, but heck, i love this. it keeps my under eyes hydrated but is not too thick (sometimes a hard combo to find) and i find when my undereyes are properly hydrated then everything about them looks better--brightness (light reflectors or not !), suppleness, everything.  DR DENNIS GROSS ultra gentle alpha beta peel . i didn't think this would do much for me because my skin is so used to acids that i didn't think these would do 'enough'. but nope, these are extraordinary. their main acid is lactic acid--which is the extra gentle but way effective AHA in my experience. would recommend for anyone to try regardless of their acid usage ! GIVENCHY photo perfexion fluid foundation . what surprised me about this is not the formula but the color selection. do not let the 'order' or numbers fool you, the 2nd shade in the range is just as pale as the first shade, but significantly yellower. it's a perfect match for me (it's VERY similar to NARS siberia, for those curious), and it is what set of a light bulb off above my head about how to better look for my color matches in other foundation ranges.  NARS velvet lip glides . i know these aren't a gloss, but they're the closest thing i've used to a gloss in a long long time. i didn't think i'd be into it because of the gloss-similarities, but i was wrong. i've not enjoyed simply wearing a product THIS much in a long time. as @mochapj said, it's like smearing pudding on your a good way. beginning to enjoy such sensory pleasures after The Year Of The Ultra Matte. i'll add more below as i think of any / experience more surprises !    how about you ??
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Bare Minerals Sheer Sun Serum   I have never purchased anything from this brand before as non of the products appealed to me but a couple months ago the Play Box ha... see post
Josie Maran Love Thread
Hey, wanted to start this thread for this wonderful line for all of its fans. Including myself <3    
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How funny you thought of me, thanks :P lol  I'm hoping that the fragrances will be sold separately and at Sephora so I can smell them! I just adore Josie and her product... see post
The GIVENCHY Thread.
givenchy is one of the luxury beauty brands that has a firm place in my heart. my first luxury lipstick (rouge interdit in 'pretty rose') was givenchy, and i  treasured it.    i'm not exactly on top of 'new releases' as such (though of course i'll share here as i stumble upon news), but i wanted to create a space for my fellow Givenchy beauty lovers !   here are 2 dated adverts from 2011 but i lovvvve them and and find them apt for the brand:  
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Thank you! I already have Fanny, and this definitely is a close enough dupe that I really don't need both. see post
Distracting Yourself on Election Night with Makeup
Tuesday, November 8, is the US election, and after I vote, I would like to avoid all political talk the rest of the day. To distract myself, I created this list of beauty-related things to do. Please join in. There’s only one rule: NO POLITICS IN THIS THREAD.     CLEANING AND ORGANIZING Clean your brushes. LBR, you always say you'll do it Sunday night and never stick to that schedule. Organize your makeup. By color? By brand? Alphabetically? Go wild. Clean your vanity and makeup storage containers. Clean your bathroom mirror. That pimple you only see after you get out of the shower is probably just a toothpaste smudge. Konmari your stuff. Or at least fake konmari it. Sanitize your makeup. Especially since it’s flu season. Sharpen your liners. Clean your makeup packaging. Sure, that rubberized Nars packaging can only look good for a short while, but enjoy it while it lasts. Organize your samples and set some aside to donate. Be realistic about what you’ll actually use. Don’t just keep it to have it. Toss your loofah. It probably needed to be replaced and you always forget. On the same note, change your razor blade. (And your toothbrush and contact case.) Create a makeup spreadsheet. Use it to keep track of what you own, when you bought it, and when you wear it. If you stick to it, it really helps you keep track of what’s getting the most use in your collection and what you should consider trading away because you never reach for it. This is the best thing I’ve done for myself all year. Clean the little things you always forget to do when you wash your brushes, such as tweezers, sharpeners, and scissors. Has your mascara been open more than three months? THROW IT AWAY. Clean out your purse. You don’t need to carry around six lipsticks. Depot multiples of the same sample into a small container ( pro tip: save the little pots from in-store samples), so you don’t have to wrestle with opening foils every few days. You’ll also have a better idea of how much of the product you use. Make a nail polish swatch wheel to see how the color applies in real life.   BEAUTYTALK Write a trades list . It’s a great way to get holiday pretties without spending money. ( 7-November-December-2016/m-p/2597891/highlight/tru ... ) Do one of the BT games like How Much Does Your Face Cost  ( ow-Much-Does-Your-Face-Cost-Skincare-Edition/m-p/2 ... ) or Beauty Fill-in-the-Blank  ( /Beauty-Fill-in-the-Blank-Game/m-p/2496017#M204423 ). Swatch three things from your collection for the heck of it and post it in the swatch thread  ( HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212 ). Bonus: choose a theme, such as lipsticks from the same collection or eyeshadows in the same color range. Bonus bonus: fulfill a swatch request.  Answer someone’s question in the question thread  ( ion-Thread-Because-not-all-questions-need-their-ow ... ), or post your own question.  Repurpose an old Sephora bag into a place to hold your empties, then participate in the thread  ( ties/m-p/589003#M2359 ) at the end of the month.  Group some makeup together, snap a photo, and post about it in the collections thread  ( r-Collection/m-p/2405256/highlight/true#M99031 ), which, shameless self-promotion, I started! Your most used items, your rarest LE items, all your purple eyeshadows, things that smell terrible but work great, etc.    EDUCATION Read a makeup book. Or at least browse the previews on Amazon. I should probably crack open Face Paint by Lisa Eldridge, which I bought last year and haven’t touched since. Research the history of your favorite brands. This isn’t school, so Wikipedia is OK. Research drugstore dupes for your most-used products, so you can save money in 2017.   PAMPERING Follow a tutorial, especially for a new-to-you look. Complete a luxurious skincare routine. Practice winged liner. Practice applying false lashes. Paint your nails. Remove the nail polish from your toes that you’ve been meaning to take off for two months. Uh, not that this ever happens to me … Try a homemade mask. You’ll probably need eggs, avocado, and honey, because you need those in all DIY beauty projects. Wear a deep-conditioning hair mask, one of those that needs to sit for at least 20 minutes and you always run out of time to do.   OTHER Agitate your nail polishes so they don’t get gunky. Bonus: research if shaking polishes is actually bad for them. I think it is, but I do it anyway because I live dangerously. Set a makeup budget for the rest of the year. Stick to it! Remember, the Black Friday sales may seem tempting, but usually aren’t that great. Find a few nearly empty things you want to challenge yourself to use up by the end of the year. Watch a makeup haul video from a foreigner who visited the US. Spoiler alert: they seem to love our cheapo drugstore brands. Set up a makeup challenge. Wear the same eyeshadow palette for a week. Use a new blush every day until you run through your collection. Only wear red lipstick for the rest of the month. Start a makeup Instagram. If you already have one, post something tonight. CANADIANS ONLY: Spoiler (Highlight to read) point and laugh. point and laugh. Add to this list.
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Current Top Three(s)
these sorts of lists are oddly satisfying., doncha think ? feel free to update / change whenever you want. it doesn't have to be 'favorites of all time' by any means, i thought it could focus more on what you find yourself fixated on currently   i know this is much like a favorites thread, buttttt......slightly different method and purpose ?   i'll post mine in the comments.   Base Products (foundations, concealers)   Eye Shadows / Palettes   Other Eye Products (mascaras / liners)   Cheek Products (blush, contour, bronzers or highlighters)   Lip Products   Face Masks   Skincare (cleansers, serums, oils, moisturizers)   Bodycare (lotion, shower products etc)   Hair   Beverages (because why not)   Lifestyle Misc. (candles, fragrance, books, shows, anything else !)
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@ShannonAlexis i know this is a late response but i'm so pleased at how much you love the cucumber mask ! i think i need NARS DI rigel see post