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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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BEAUTY PRO Harpier82 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Face and Cheeks:  Clinique Even Better Foundation in Alabaster; Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow in Candlelight; Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette in Easy; Clio Art High... see post
Beauty Pet Peeves
What are your beauty pet peeves?   Here are a few of mine   When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh.   I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house.  Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all.  I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got.  I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol   Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh   So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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HALL OF FAMER LolliLove / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can relate - I'm originally from Arizona!  But it would take a little longer into the summer to get this hot.  Yikes! see post
RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY (PART DEUX)
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 :   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/The-Quest ion-Thread-Because-not-all-questions-need-their-ow ...   VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD ! :   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/m-p/1826210#M69382   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD :  http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212
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HALL OF FAMER dalidyli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
thanks! Her birthday bow is somewhere lost in my car. I took it off when other dogs at the dog park were chewing on it. Ha  see post
BEAUTY NEWS
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 ABH to launch foundation sticks Formula x Ashley Graham (available/accessible now) Jaclyn Hill eye shadow? JS to launch foundation KVD New liquid Lipsticks KVD Alchemy palette KVD x Kandee J KVD x Too Faced KVD shade shifting eye shadows KVD Brushes KVD Serpentina Manny mua collab for lipstick MJ Blushes MUG and Nikkie Tutorials eye shadow collab? Sunday Riley Martian and UFO Tarte x grav3yardgirl Tarte and MakeupShayla are supposed to be teaming up for a Tarteist Contour Palette Too Faced PB&J will eventually get to Sephora Too Faced Peach palette will most likely be perm Too Faced x Nikkie Tutorials UD possibly coming out with matte liquid lipsticks, Moondust Palette, Meltdown Makeup Wipes, and a Perversion Eye Pen   2017 ABH to launch lipsticks and blushes Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics (2017) Too Faced Chocolate Chip palette (Spring 2017) Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Sephora Excl. (Fall 2017) Hello By Lionel Richie - Makeup by L. Richie (2017)       CURRENT FOUND IN THE WILD THREAD (links to new products for purchase at Sephora) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Sp ring-Summer-Found-in-the-Wild-2016-Thread/td-p/232 ...   CANADIAN PRODUCT THREAD (links to new products for purchase at Sephora) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-Ne w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Canadian site product update (ask the mods) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Sephor a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604 Canadian site product update (ask the mods)http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/S ephora-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060 604   UPCOMING RELEASES WITH DATES/SEASON (Pictures and info only)   Summer 2016 Releases http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /SUMMER-2016-Releases/m-p/2289839#M166807   Fall 2016 Releases http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /FALL-2016-Releases/m-p/2383574#M183523   Holiday 2016 Releases http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /HOLIDAY-2016/m-p/2454167#M196506   BRAND THREADS Spoiler (Highlight to read) BECCA http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/%EF%B8%8FBe cca-thread/td-p/2431704 BIOTHERM http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/The-Bioth erm-Thread/td-p/2439346 BITE http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Upcoming-BITE -Beauty-Releases/td-p/2025165 BURBERRY http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Burberry-Be auty-Updates/td-p/1983178 CHANEL http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Chanel-Upda tes/td-p/1940873 CHARLOTTE TILBURY http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-talk- about-Charlotte-Tilbury/td-p/2005225 COLOURPOP http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Any-ColourPop-Fans-Here/td-p/2156337 DIPTYQUE http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Discussion-for-the-Diptyque-Crowd-please-join/td- ... FARMACY http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/New-brand -Farmacy-feedback-and-discussion/td-p/2153377 GIORGIO ARMANI http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Do-we-serio usly-not-have-a-thread-dedicated-to-all-things/m-p ... GUERLAIN http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/For -the-love-of-all-things-Guerlain/td-p/2180749 HOURGLASS http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/HOURGLASS -THREAD/m-p/2419091#M26612 INDIE BRANDS http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Indie-brand s-and-other-not-so-talked-about-makeup-brands/td-p ... IT COSMETICS http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/IT-Cosmetic s-Thread/td-p/2468298 KAT VON D http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/KVD-Upcom ing-Releases-amp-General-Love-Thread/td-p/2008144 KEVYN AUCOIN http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Kevyn-Aucoi n-Thread/td-p/2437161 KIKO http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-Talk- About-Kiko/td-p/2341265 MAC http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/MAC-Love-an d-Releases-Thread/td-p/2109065 MAKE UP FOR EVER http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/The-MUFE-Ma ke-Up-For-Ever-Thread/td-p/2406781 MARC JACOBS http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Marc-Jacobs -Beauty-News-amp-Discussion/m-p/2301944#M90313 MILK http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB-ROUGE/Is-this- an-early-April-Fool-s-joke-Milk-Makeup/td-p/235746 ... NARS http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-Talk- About-NARS/td-p/2099708 NATASHA DENONA http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Natasha-Den ona/td-p/2090656 PAT McGRATH http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/PAT-McGRATH -LABS/td-p/2418816 RITUEL DE FILLE http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Does-anyone -have-experience-with-Rituel-de-Fille/td-p/2059082 SURRATT http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-talk- about-Surratt/td-p/2455924 TARTE http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-TARTE-T HREAD/td-p/2419298 TOM FORD http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Tom-Ford-Up dates/td-p/1903440 http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TOM-FORD-BE AUTY-Coming-Soon-To-Sephora-Discussion-amp-Product ... URBAN DECAY http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Urban-Decay -Thread/td-p/2147187 VISEART http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-VISEART -THREAD/m-p/2396215#M98529 YSL http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/YSL-Love-Up dates/td-p/2430645 BECCAhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/%EF%B8 %8FBecca-thread/td-p/2431704BIOTHERMhttp://communi ty.sephora.com/t5/Products/The-Biotherm-Thread/td- p/2439346BITEhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/ Upcoming-BITE-Beauty-Releases/td-p/2025165BURBERRY http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Burberry-Be auty-Updates/td-p/1983178CHANELhttp://community.se phora.com/t5/Makeup/Chanel-Updates/td-p/1940873CHA RLOTTE TILBURYhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let- s-talk-about-Charlotte-Tilbury/td-p/2005225COLOURP OPhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessio ns/Any-ColourPop-Fans-Here/td-p/2156337DIPTYQUEhtt p://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/Di scussion-for-the-Diptyque-Crowd-please-join/td-p/2 341678FARMACYhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Produ cts/New-brand-Farmacy-feedback-and-discussion/td-p /2153377GIORGIO ARMANIhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Do-we -seriously-not-have-a-thread-dedicated-to-all-thin gs/m-p/2380895#M97435GUERLAINhttp://community.seph ora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/For-the-love-of-all-thin gs-Guerlain/td-p/2180749HOURGLASShttp://community. sephora.com/t5/Products/HOURGLASS-THREAD/m-p/24190 91#M26612INDIE BRANDShttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Indie -brands-and-other-not-so-talked-about-makeup-brand s/td-p/2392215IT COSMETICShttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/IT -Cosmetics-Thread/td-p/2468298KAT VON Dhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/KVD-Upco ming-Releases-amp-General-Love-Thread/td-p/2008144 KEVYN AUCOINhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Kevyn -Aucoin-Thread/td-p/2437161KIKOhttp://community.se phora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-Talk-About-Kiko/td-p/234 1265MAChttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/MAC- Love-and-Releases-Thread/td-p/2109065MAKE UP FOR EVERhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/The-MUF E-Make-Up-For-Ever-Thread/td-p/2406781MARC JACOBShttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Marc- Jacobs-Beauty-News-amp-Discussion/m-p/2301944#M903 13MILKhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB-ROUGE/Is -this-an-early-April-Fool-s-joke-Milk-Makeup/td-p/ 2357469NARShttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/ Let-s-Talk-About-NARS/td-p/2099708NATASHA DENONAhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Natas ha-Denona/td-p/2090656PAT McGRATHhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/PAT- McGRATH-LABS/td-p/2418816RITUEL DE FILLEhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Does-a nyone-have-experience-with-Rituel-de-Fille/td-p/20 59082SURRATThttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup /Let-s-talk-about-Surratt/td-p/2455924TARTEhttp:// community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-TARTE-THREAD/t d-p/2419298TOM FORDhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Tom-For d-Updates/td-p/1903440http://community.sephora.com /t5/Makeup/TOM-FORD-BEAUTY-Coming-Soon-To-Sephora- Discussion-amp-Product/td-p/2415152URBAN DECAYhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Urban- Decay-Thread/td-p/2147187VISEARThttp://community.s ephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-VISEART-THREAD/m-p/239621 5#M98529YSLhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/ YSL-Love-Updates/td-p/2430645   ~Updated May 25th 2016~
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BEAUTY SAVANT purly / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I finally just picked up their blush/illuminator. Having a bronzer too will be great. They're going to make my travel life so easy.  see post
SUMMER 2016 Releases!!!
way way way too early but since there's already a pic for Dior Summer that has been posted guess I'll put it here.
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HALL OF FAMER jenfromnyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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The Giddy Post - Did you order something today?? (;
Are you riding a high from an order you placed today?? Do tell. 
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BEAUTY MASTER CRAZY4MASCARA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Lol! I may be having a little too much see post
Rotating Makeup Challenge: Work it Weekly
Whether you want to push your creativity or just utilize your collection, I hope you will join me in a rotating makeup challenge!   Each challenge lasts a full week so you can post any day that is best for you, or multiple times a week. New challenges start on Mondays.     The schedule is posted in the spoiler tag. PLEASE let me know of any ideas you have and I will add them to the list! ALSO if there is anything in my list that people do not want to do, then I will remove it.    Be as bold or subtle as you want! Make the challenge fit your daily needs. I am more of an idea-person, so I'm pretty sure some of these are going to be a struggle for me to actually do. But #whatever.    This week:  Crayola Box  OR  Send Nudes Description:  Do an all colorful look or a monochromatic nude look (do not actually send nudes pls).  BONUS Challenge: blindly reach into an actual crayon box, pull out three crayons, and use those colors.      Schedule Spoiler (Highlight to read) - All about the Mamas (May 3 - May 8) - Something new, Something old, Something blue  (May 9 - 15) - Mythical Creature Madness   (May 16 - 22) - Crayola Box OR Send Nudes  (May 13 - 29) - Sweet Treats  (May 30 - June 5) - One Brand to Rule Them All  (June 6 - 12) - Alter Egos  (June 13 - 19) - Do you like pina coladas?  (June 20 - 26) - Tradesies   (June 27 - July 3) - The Brave and The Bold aka Deal With it Canada aka Eagles 4 Life aka Independence Day More Like Every Day ( July 4 - 10) - Never Gonna Give You Up  (July 11 - 17) - YOU'RE SO ON TREND  (July 18 - 24) - Trivia Night  (July 25 - 31) - Movie Night  (Aug 1 - 7) - Pin Up or Chill Out (Aug 8 - 14) - All about the Mamas (May 3 - May 8)- Something new, Something old, Something blue (May 9 - 15)- Mythical Creature Madness  (May 16 - 22)- Crayola Box OR Send Nudes (May 13 - 29)- Sweet Treats (May 30 - June 5)- One Brand to Rule Them All (June 6 - 12)- Alter Egos (June 13 - 19)- Do you like pina coladas? (June 20 - 26)- Tradesies  (June 27 - July 3)- The Brave and The Bold aka Deal With it Canada aka Eagles 4 Life aka Independence Day More Like Every Day (July 4 - 10)- Never Gonna Give You Up (July 11 - 17)- YOU'RE SO ON TREND (July 18 - 24)- Trivia Night (July 25 - 31)- Movie Night (Aug 1 - 7)- Pin Up or Chill Out (Aug 8 - 14)  
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HALL OF FAMER ExquisiteGypsy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agreed - this is definitely not boring. You look beautiful! see post
Wedding Woes (Botched Beauty and Other Snafus)
Everyone has at least one or two wedding stories - makeup mistakes, dress disasters, people losing their minds (at weddings or during planning) Full disclosure:  @KatieKabam 's recent experiences shamelessly inspired this thread, and she graciously signed off on letting me set it up!   So. What are your wedding disaster stories (big or small!) - did it happen to you? Did you see it happening and dodge the trainwreck?   Not directly my story but my mother has told me that if I ever get married, I need to have powder and blush on hand at all times. She was horribly sick on her wedding day and I guess didn't do much with makeup - she looks horrible (she says) in most of her photos and so apparently my wedding beauty staple is blush. (Fun story related to that: She looked so unwell going down the aisle and my grandfather thought it was nerves. He told her "just say the word" & he would send everyone home and call off the wedding... grandparents took a very long time to warm up to my father.)   One of my major stories that I have is when I was a friend of the bride (was asked to be maid of honor but declined for reasons relating to personal issues with groom/not wanting to create drama). It was a historical reenactment wedding, blah blah blah, the short version is someone had used boot black and then got it all. over. the bride's dress. It was a disaster.   I actually had come from a horse show and had baby powder (& stain removers) on hand. We covered most of the carnage but I don't know if she ever got it all out..   The second major story I have involves a missing groom (he disappeared the morning of the wedding). He called one of the bridesmaids (whom he had only met the night before!) and said "Tell K. I'm not coming. I can't do it." Which is how I end up driving all across Denver with a bridesmaid trying to shave her legs and put her makeup on in the front seat while we hunt down the groom so he can sit down and talk with the bride. Friend has since refused to buy liquid eyeliner. Ever. (They did get married. She decided she was going to divorce him during the honeymoon. Then decided not to. It'll be three years in august and they're still together?)  
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BEAUTY BOSS Beadshopgirl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I intentionally did not have a wedding cake at my wedding, because I knew my husband wouldn't be able to resist smooshing it all over my face, resulting in a probable fo... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yesss! I got my order in within 5 minutes of launching. Now there is a line to wait through again like when they had their sale/: 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 michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is this thread still a thing? PTR Irish Moor mud mask see post
RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY
this thread has worked hard and deserves a proper rest. please now post in  RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY PART DEUX  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /RANDOM-THOUGHTS-BEAUTY-PART-DEUX/td-p/2461692     ________________________       Ok so I've been wanting to make this thread for a while. I've also been wanting to start a "random thoughts" thread...but I figured I'd separate the categories so that at least the "beauty" one is on the front page, rather than hidden in off topic. So, have a beauty-related thought but don't think it's worth starting a thread about ? Post it here !   today I got a facial at an extraordinarily nice spa. A real treat. And the results were immediate and truly great. But guys: she pulled out a clarisonic and a foamy cleanser for that first initial cleanse, and I nearly had a heart attack. Great for a lot of people but most of you know how I feel about those things !!!!!! Overall, as I said, it was great and my skin is happy. But sheesh.   _____________   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD HERE:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212   (have fun wasting even more time in the...) VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD !!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/td-p/1826210   RANDOM BEAUTY FACTS ABOUT YOU THREAD ! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Random-Beauty-Facts-About-You/td-p/2409264
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi i love you all but i'm trying to retire this random thoughts thread and started a fresh one which shouldn't be so bogged down: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty... see post
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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BEAUTY WHIZ TanishaCherry / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Right now I'm trying the Kate Somerville Hydrating Gel in combination with the goat milk moisturizer cream. I love the cream but I'm not sure yet if my skin is improving... 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.
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HALL OF FAMER ragdoll4mom / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I thought they couldn't market anything to beat the cat designs, but this is right up there with those adorable kitty items. see post
Your obsessions… things you can’t resist.
What is it that you can't resist buying? Makeup? Nail Polish? Skin Care? Maybe it’s a specific product like blush or lipstick, or even a specific color or brand.  What do you have plenty of yet keep buying? What are you obsessed with?   I can't resist coral or nude/beige lipsticks.  I also can't resist buying blue/green shadows... actually shadows in general are my weakness. MAC is definitely a weakness for me and now so is Viseart! I also have a weakness for silver jewelry.
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks! :) see post
Winter/Spring 2016 Releases!
I know it's early... like way early but I've seen a few items posted on different sites that have an early 2016 or spring release date.  Need a place to share this info   So let's share here whatever new product you come across
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BEAUTY MAVEN galusha / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
awee i was hoping it was this year release! :(  see post
Nicole's Wishing for Spring 2016 TSB Feb-April... AArdvark
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!     This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!   This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! ROUND TWO (April):   Buggirl triestobeclassy laynebr JazaChai sdbeautyjunkie and Me (nicrohr)   The box has to be back to me by Friday May 6th at the absolute latest, but ideally a few days before that; I will probably have to post my trades after my trip unless it gets back to me sooner.   If there is time, we will add in (at the end):   AnneMCC Sprytely Kateye Valentine - username need to check (or these folks could be in Round 3 if we do one in summer)     LIST IS FULL!   Required spreadsheet for tracking items (update with your ins/outs):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing     Review of "guidelines" for ease of reference Spoiler (Highlight to read) Also, take a minute to re-read the guidelines for the next round, always a good refresher.  Remember that if you ask and someone wants something it can go in, otherwise stick to the "rules", summarizing those here since they are scattered throughout our discussion:   1.  brand parity (please put in same level or better to keep the box nice! ask if questions, questions are ok!)   2.  we're just using retail value if something is lightly used up to like 5x which means no dip at all (however, if something is well loved maybe don't put it in the box unless someone wants it, just ask -- and if so it should be discounted)   3.  please make sure you fill out the spreadsheet correctly on your turn, it's taken me a lot of work throughout to keep going back to correct itn and there are still some errors - not a huge deal but still   4. turnaround in 48 hours/2 days or less since we're on a timeline   5. No nail polish or perfume, unless you specifically ask and someone wants it shortly after you (not sure how we got so far away from this guideline on the first round - maybe it was for things people asked for but didn't take not sure!)    6. This round, if there is room and you want to donate toiletries, you can put those in for the donation as long as they aren't huge/there is space.  Otherwise no large items/body care/etc. Also, take a minute to re-read the guidelines for the next round, always a good refresher.  Remember that if you ask and someone wants something it can go in, otherwise stick to the "rules", summarizing those here since they are scattered throughout our discussion: 1.  brand parity (please put in same level or better to keep the box nice! ask if questions, questions are ok!) 2.  we're just using retail value if something is lightly used up to like 5x which means no dip at all (however, if something is well loved maybe don't put it in the box unless someone wants it, just ask -- and if so it should be discounted) 3.  please make sure you fill out the spreadsheet correctly on your turn, it's taken me a lot of work throughout to keep going back to correct itn and there are still some errors - not a huge deal but still 4. turnaround in 48 hours/2 days or less since we're on a timeline 5. No nail polish or perfume, unless you specifically ask and someone wants it shortly after you (not sure how we got so far away from this guideline on the first round - maybe it was for things people asked for but didn't take not sure!)  6. This round, if there is room and you want to donate toiletries, you can put those in for the donation as long as they aren't huge/there is space.  Otherwise no large items/body care/etc.   Higher end products are the focus (sold at Nordstrom, Barney's, NM, Sephora, etc.), other items are allowed too, esp if there is interest... see discussion below.   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you.   Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!). Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you. Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!).     See spreadsheet link for seed/box starting items!   Shipping will be $14-25 depending on box size (med or large, we will be using USPS Priority Mail with tracking ONLY), and whether you buy insurance - meh to that, I will link to previous discussion on insurance when I have a minute.  Hard to collect, esp on used products.     Two Twists: 1. I'd like to use a twist which was the idea of a previous lady in a previous box - we each include something we highly recommend in the box!   M y highly recommended product  is the Eradikate, I love sulphur products for my breakouts, and have gone through full bottles of this before - which I have gotten in a TSB! lol.   2.  Loves: Each of us will post a short intro about ourselves (one or two sentences) and then a list of products or types of things we love, that we might be looking for, or would love to see in the box (in case someone has them to share!).  I will post mine below as an example.     More Info/Guidelines/Tips/Links & How to use our Spreadsheet: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Yes!  I haven't forgotten this .   I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions:   Go to this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing   (You can take a look now!)   In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.     The part where you list your items is PURPLE.   The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE.   There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta).   That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!   Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only, swatched and gently loved welcome.)   http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-Items-TSB/ m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650   and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them):   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/highlight ...   (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.). We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  Yes!  I haven't forgotten this . I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions: Go to this link:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lr eTep1zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sh aring (You can take a look now!) In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.   The part where you list your items is PURPLE. The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE. There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta). That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!  Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only, swatched and gently loved welcome.) http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW- Items-TSB/m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650 and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them): http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB- Best-Practices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/hi ghlight/true#M59515 (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.).We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  
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HALL OF FAMER buggirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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What is something that you have been contemplating about buying?
We all have those items that we want to get but either by the price tag or just the product in general you aren't really sure if you should get it or not.   My current iffy product is the TOM FORD Soleil Contouring Compact. To me that is gorgeous and the whole reason i want to get it is to reduce space and because the colors are so beautiful.    So what's your iffy product or am I the only one? It can be luxury or just average but you just never brought yourself to buy it.
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HALL OF FAMER laketom / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I caved... 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. UD Spectrum, KVD La Vida Loca, YSL black red, Disney mirrors, D&G Sophia Loren, etc.  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.
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BEAUTY BUFF lawgal2005 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The Beauty Unmasked mask sampler is back in stock.        http://www.sephora.com/beauty-unmasked-P402975?keyword=beauty%20unmasked&skuId=1739390&_requestid=210140 see post
Show us your vanity/make up set up!
I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities.     I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way.  This is my set up for now.   Whats your set up like? 
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@makeupforkathy   I have this vanity from target- and I never figured out what to do with the middle.  What did you use in the middle for it to fit so exact? Any... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER elenamarie11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I do love how oddly satisfying these lists are! I love making lists in general so this is great :P    Base Products 1. Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation  2. Urban De... see post
Any avid tea drinkers here?
We hear all the time about how antioxidants and drinking green tea is good for your body and your complexion. I'm curious, have anyone noticed a difference in your skin when drinking tea vs. drinking same amount of water?   Also, any tea connoisseur here? What type of tea do you like? Are you the modern type with electric kettle or do you like classic with the teapot? Do you like tea straight up? or do you add milk/sugar or drink it with desserts?   I definitely notice a difference in my skin when I consume a lot of dairy or sugary drinks vs. when I'm not, but I can't say I noticed a difference in complexion when drinking tea vs. water. It does help to soothe my stomache tho after greasy food or when I'm stressed. I usually go for Chinese green tea and floral tea. I used to buy a lot of Teavanna, but now I'm obsessed with David's Tea. 
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HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been really enjoying using my Bonavita kettle to make green tea (current fav--uji gyokuro). It's quick and dummy-proof to get the perfect steep when I can set water... see post
What’s your favorite new beauty trend?
This month PLAY! by Sephora is all about revitalizing your routine with a cool collection of it-crowd items and innovative formulas.    So that has us wondering: What’s your favorite new beauty trend? Tell us in the comments below!   Learn more about PLAY! by SEPHORA—which is currently available on a limited invitation-only basis and will launch nation-wide this year––at  http://www.sephora.com/play .
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BEAUTY BOSS Kay522 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
It's a pencil you'll have to sharpen to get the rest out. I thought it was a twist up when I first got it last year as the birthday present! see post
Weird, Unusual and Funny Beauty Items
What are some of the weirdest and funniest beauty items you've seen?
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nobody shoot me, but I think that's really interesting and a good idea lol. Not because I want to eat it, but because I'm a chronic nail biter who can't stop - even when... see post
Random Beauty Facts About You !
i figured this could be the weird cousin the the random thoughts thread. list anything you want and come back and reveal more things as you think of them ! i think it's a charming if not abstract way to learn things about each other........   1. i've never in my life worn bronzer   2. in high school i often wore concealer on my lips because i was convinced any red pigment in my lips brought out the redness of my acne. this makes me sad for my teen self !    3. i never regularly wore blush until about 3 months after i found BT (and at that particular time i didn't even own a single blush).    4. growing up, my mother was super supportive of me wearing makeup (and shaving my legs) when i expressed interest in doing so, and looking back i'm very grateful for this. that said....she was not usually thrilled with my makeup choices (but now she comes to me for advice !)   5. my first perfume was GUCCI rush   6. circa 2011 i only owned 3 lipsticks: all from the since discontinued REVLON matte range; it was 2 shades of red and a wine/burgundy. i also used these as my eyeshadow or a hint of cheek color or even contour (if i dared). i sometimes wish i could still be this minimal.   
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, and I am guilty of just buying new brushes when I don't feel like washing them.....lol see post
THE FAVORITES : APRIL 2016
i dunno about you guys but this month has been a whirlwind. this month's favorites are a few new babies and a couple rediscovered old timers. surprisingly no skincare, as i'm keeping to what i know (and harp on about all the time) and it's working out grand.   STILA stay all day liquid lipstick, baci . got this, and all my other lipsticks have been neglected. i can't stop. flattering yet subversive nude -- just a hint of purply grey keeps it on the edge. NYX microw brow pencil in black . A PROPER BLACK PENCIL FOR US BLACK HAIR GIRLS !!!! thank the heavens. very similar to ANASTASIA brow wiz, but this formula i've noticed gives a slight sheen to the brow hairs, in a good way--looks more natural that way ! thank you  @MK89  for guiding me toward this little drugstore gem ! ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE dangerous complicity EDP . the first time i got my nose on this i thought there was nothing dangerous about it. i didn't think it was particularly unique (i still don't, frankly) or exciting about it.  but this one is a slow burn. this perfume is kinda the TLC 'creep' of perfume. just creepin on the down low and then you realize you're intoxicated and in love. (i don't think that's the point of that song. whatever.). very much want to learn more about the chinese o smanthus flower now, too. i've found that boys like it (if you care about that). NARS liquid illuminator, copacabana . i bought this last year and fell in love, only to neglect it because i thought, maybe, it broke me out. turns out it doesn't break me out (we'll blame the amount of stress i was going through when i originally tried it). which is great for me because it's everything i want in a highlighter ! NARS single eyeshadow, lhasa . i've been on a cool tones kick this month (i'm still a bit baffled by this development) and the glorious lhasa has been by my side through the ride. if anyone wants a grey eyeshadow, this is what i'd recommend. a mid-toned grey with a hint of violet and brown that aren't so literal but give lhasa an enchanting depth. pairs beautifully with NARS blondie eyeshadow in the crease.  
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think their performance is quite good, a bit better than the shade and light eye palette.  I have all four quads and smoke and plum are my favoritr. I think plum would... 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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HALL OF FAMER Gwenhwyfar / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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The Cult of Peach Tag
Given the recent excitement over the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, what are your favorite peach products?  🍑🍑🍑   Here are a few of mine: Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1.  Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette 2.  Gummy Peach Rings 3.  Peach Tea Snapple 4.  Demeter Peach Roll On Oil 5.  Demeter Fuzzy Navel 6.  OG Body Shop Fuzzy Peach - this is vintage - I've had it for 20 years (don't wear it, but keep it for sentimental reasons and it still smells great!)!  This is my all time favorite scent and I wish they would bring it back so bad (Vineyard Peach doesn't hold a candle to this) 7.  Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey - not quite peach, but this is the closest I've found to my beloved Fuzzy Peach 8.  BBW Pretty as a Peach lotion 9.  Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream 10.  Tony Moly Peach Lip Balm 11. BBW Peach Bellini mini candle 1.  Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette2.  Gummy Peach Rings3.  Peach Tea Snapple4.  Demeter Peach Roll On Oil5.  Demeter Fuzzy Navel6.  OG Body Shop Fuzzy Peach - this is vintage - I've had it for 20 years (don't wear it, but keep it for sentimental reasons and it still smells great!)!  This is my all time favorite scent and I wish they would bring it back so bad (Vineyard Peach doesn't hold a candle to this)7.  Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey - not quite peach, but this is the closest I've found to my beloved Fuzzy Peach8.  BBW Pretty as a Peach lotion9.  Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream10.  Tony Moly Peach Lip Balm11. BBW Peach Bellini mini candle  
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BEAUTY BOSS natalie12 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I was so sad when they discontinued this. Loved it sooo much! Dandelion's got nothing on this beauty! *sad sigh.... see post
Summer Prep: Survival Secrets and Tips
Whether you're looking forward to it or hiding inside your sunscreen stash, it's coming . After a weird winter, then kind-of-spring, then winter again, it's almost Summertime !   Do you have any summer survival tips? What are your favorite summer products? How does your routine change in general? What are you taking on your summer vacations? Do you have any summer-specific questions/concerns? I know I do.    Like kids on summer vacation, run wild and free at our BT Beach Party. Ask or share anything!      
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HALL OF FAMER starletta8 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not only that, but wearing your best UV-blocking sunglasses year-round is the single most important beauty tip year round. Also, periodically get the back of your eyes c... see post
Confessions: Makeup on company time..
I was thinking about this at work while I spent company time reapplying some moisturizer and re-highlighting myself... am I the only one that gets a little thrill from using company time to attend to some of my skincare and/or makeup routine? How far have you taken it...? Have you ever been caught?  Who is brave enough to confess....?     I frequently will take a 'bathroom break' to chill out, touch up my makeup... log in to BT from my phone and read what is going on during the day.. but sometimes I will go to work without makeup on days I know my boss isn't there... and do my whole face at work on the clock.. muahahahah.
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BEAUTY PRO Cecilia08 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
At my previous job (as a high school English teacher), I never had time to put on makeup during the day. I'm now an English tutor at a different high school, and it's ho... see post
Deserted Island Game ~ Sephora Style
Awhile back we played this game and it is time to revive it!     QUESTION: IF YOU WERE STUCK ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT FIVE MAKEUP/BEAUTY ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT BY YOUR SIDE?   Rules:  Choose five items that would be your “necessary” beauty items if you were trapped on a deserted island Necessity items don’t count. (toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) A picture of your five items only adds to the fun when posting.. Remember ~ Creativity Counts!     Here is my contribution: 1. Urbany Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette 2. It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Foundation Brush 3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 4. Kat Von D Liquid Lip in Bow n Arrow 5. Sephora Black Magic Cleaning Cloth
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BEAUTY BOSS prti / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I hope you feel better soon! I enjoy seeing what other people can come up with. :) see post