Anyone tried the new colors (Beige Sunrise and Pink Sunrise) of the Dior Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper? Are they sheer colors? Pretty? Any pictures? I am curious about the colors and they aren't in my local Sephora store the last time I was there....
I recently won a $500 Nordstrom gift card ina beauty blogger giveaway- and my first thought was wishing it was a Sephora card- right? Of course I had not trouble using some of it recently- on some things I had been lusting for. First thing I noticed is that their free samples are really luxe- many are deluxe size and really high end things.The next thing that happened was that my purchases not only ended up with individual gifts with purchase- ie a Bobbie Brown shadow stick AND a mascara for buying corrector and concealer, and an hourglass primer and mascara for buying an hourglass blush, but I got a GWP I didn't even now was happening- a leather zipper pouch with a bunch of deluxe samples that blew my mind- dolce and gabana mascara, YWL under eye concealer, La Mer toner- it was a huge number of things and almost every sample was as big as the one we get for spending $25. To add to that I discovered their points program is cash credit...and in addition you can link your ATM to get points. It has me thinking.....
Hey my Lovely BeautyTalkers! Long story short: last year during the mega points rewards event I spent my points on a Phyto gift package that included a gift certificate ($160 value) to the Phyto Universe beauty oasis on Lexington Ave in New York. I live in California and won't be able to use the gift certificate, which expires on August 4th, 2015. So in the spirit of BeautyTalk generosity and gift-giving, I would like to send this gift certificate for one spa treatment (up to a $160 value) to a BTer who will be able to use it. So, if you think you will be in that area and able to use the certificate before August 4th - all you have to do is post in this thread with your best guess at what my very first Urban Decay eyeshadow single was . (It is still available in the permanent range and has not been disco'd.) I will allow up to three guesses per person, so when I see the correct guess I will go through and check to see that you didn't guess more than 3 times. I am happy to answer any questions, so feel free to post those as well. Good Luck, beauty friends!
Anyone want to trade, i have some perfume, would you be interested in any of the following... unopened new bottle of pink sugar oz (41.00), 2 small bottles of polo - #2 (25.00) and # 4 (25.00) unused and unopened. I also have a bottle of shame used 1x- oz (110.00). Looking for makeup or palettes... skin care. Thanks!
Hi all! I just ran out of my Estee Lauder Serum (Perfectionist) and was looking for a recommendation on a new serum. My skin is combination but gets quite dry at times so I can't use anything that would enhance dryness.My main "concerns" is aging and lines (i'm 31 so they're not terrible but they're there) and making my skin look nice. I turn to you all for reco's because i've done a lot of research and i'm having trouble figuring out what to use. Whenever I think I found a good one, I research the ingredients to find there is not a high enough dose to make it effective (for example - I thought the Dior dreamskin serum would be a great one and liked the way it felt, but when I researched the ingredients, it didnt' get good reviews). So I just want to see what has worked for others. I've used prob 10 different serums over the course of my life. I love Skinceuticals but it's too pricey and not sold from Sephora so looking for something else I'm also almost out of moisturizer so if you have a reco' of a moisturizer that goes well with the serum, please let me know. I find that most of the research I do on moisturizers before buying them, shows they lose their potency super quickly when they're in a jar format. Thanks all
Hi all! I need a new organizer for my makeup/skin care - i've currently been using an old school caboodle lol and it's time to get something nicer. I love the original beauty box but it's just too pricey for a makeup organizer. Does anyone have a cheaper suggestion that still looks nice? Thanks!!
I just became a VIB member, almost on my way to VIB Rouge, I read a lot on the perks, the discounts around April and November? plus a lot were saying around Christmas time they give $20 gift cards or something like that? It didn't even occur to me that I was reading all these people over in the states and that Canada usually gets cheaped out on these kinds of things...i just wanna know if there is any canadian members or even u.s. members who would know if I have anything to actually look forward too?
What are your favorites for travel, purse, your desk at work? I have just started a new job that requires a good bit of travel, so I am always in the market for practical - and fun! - travel and bag accessories. Would love to see what y'all are using!! Do you have particular shapes/sizes that work best for each situation? Here's what I'm loving right now - although, I think have a makeup bag addiction problem, so it changes! Pictured: - MUFE sample for scale, and then from top: Kate Spade Saturday (RIP!) canvas triangle bag (great for travel with all of my cosmetics, but skincare has to all be in a separate bag), J.Crew Factory stripe/neon bag (for brushes), Falconwright cactus bag (for purse and soooo tiny, so it is really only good for just few things like a lipstick, gloss, compact, and small eyeliner).
Hey everyone so as some of you all may know Benefit opened their first boutique in Canada, for all you Toronto ladies its at 2614 Yonge Street. I popped by today as they were handing out yummy cupcakes while giving away deluxe samples to their products and doing FREE service (Yes i had to get my eyebrows done so why not !) the ladies seemed very nice and the boutique was so cute Here are some photos!
I received the NARS velvet matte lip pencil for my birthday reward, but it doesn't say what color the pink is on the box! I want to purchase a full size, but would like to know which color it was. Thanks!
To our beautiful BT mommies: enjoy your day! For the rest of the BT family: I wish all the mothers in your lives a relaxing and love-filled Mother's Day <3 I know not all of us have our mothers or mother figures still with us, and I am sending extra love your way. Remember, those that we love will always be with us ^_^ Feel free to share with us how you plan on celebrating this day, or what you got for mom!
So every Mother's Day is my official time for going through my samples. In fact, my mother's day gift to my mother in law each year is actually a makeup bag stuffed with samples I have accumulated from the previous year's shopping trips. (She loves this by the way.) Tonight was my night to inventory, giveaway most of my stock, and reorganize the remaining components of my makeup and trial box samples collection. This is when it dawned on me.... I HAVE A MAKEUP SAMPLE PROBLEM! When you realize that: 1. You can go shopping basically in your makeup closet for any makeup product from the last year from among the samples you have collected. 2. That you have enough perfume and foil samples to last through any sort of natural disaster. 3. You really don't need to go makeup shopping after all (but you still will of course) because you have enough samples to use for your whole beauty regimen.... Maybe you have a problem !! Yes, my name is Willa and I have a makeup sample hoarding problem. Who is with me???? (I've posted pictures to prove my craziness... I even separate each sample bag according to category and by type. Who does that? Oh yeah, me!)
Hi, BTers! I've been struggling for months to find a good night cream, so I figured I'd turn to you, the experts, for help I'd like a cream that a) contains antioxidants, b) contains retinol, and c) is good for sensitive skin (does such a thing even exist??). I'd prefer a cream, since my face tends to get dry very easily. I've tried soooo many Sephora creams and none of them have worked, so I'm definitely open to trying products not from Sephora. Skin facts: - I'm 27. - I have rosacea and am prone to blemishes and just overall redness. - I have very pale, sensitive skin. Thanks for taking the time to help!!
Hi everyone, After all the recent issues we have been having, I thought it might interesting to discuss what brands we can't get elsewhere. My biggest loss in moving my beauty business to Nordstrom or Ulta is not being able to purchase products from Bite Beauty. So I decided to email Bite Beauty and Nordstrom directly. Here’s what I said to Bite Beauty: “To Whom It May Concern, I would really like to see Bite Beauty products sold at Nordstrom. Your beautiful, high quality products would fit right in with the other high end beauty lines they carry. Currently I can only find your products at Sephora. I would prefer not to shop there anymore. Sephora's latest fiasco with their "Extraordinary Rewards" this week has proven to me that they care very little for their customers. Please view some of these posts at the Beauty Talk boards to get an idea of how many thousands of customers they have angered: Extraordinary Rewards Experience and Let's Talk About These Extraordinary Rewards As a result, I will be moving all of my beauty purchases to Nordstrom. The reward program at Nordstrom is so much better and I would rather spend my money there. This does cause a problem for me due to your Sephora exclusivity. I have no other way to purchase your wonderful products. Please consider expanding your products to Nordstrom. I hope to see Bite Beauty sold there in the future. Thanks!” I realize this is more than likely quite futile, due to Bite Beauty being bought by Kendo Brands (another company owned by LVMH, the parent company of Sephora) last fall. But I felt the need to at least ask. What are everyone’s thoughts on this and other Sephora exclusives?