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ballerinagrl
ADDICTED TO DR. DENNIS GROSS PEEL - CAN I USE CONSTANTLY?
Just completed month of daily use of the not extra strength peel. Do I have to wait a while before using another course or the extra strength version? The glow I get from this is totally addictive; I hate the thought of losing it.
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Glycolic Acid is the of the strongest over the counter alpha hydroxy acid out there, because of its small chemical binding and can penetrate deepest within your skin out... see post
Londonlover101
Birthday freebies! + I missed y'all!
Good morning my dolls! Gosh, the fact that it has been about three months since ive talked to y'all makes me so sad  I will be on more often though so Yay!, Sadly many of my beauty sisters have moved onto another website which just my opinion, is not as fun as it is here. There are many new faces, and im excited to get to know y'all by talking about makeup, health, daily activities and whatever is on your minds! Just to introduce myself to those who I have not met, my user is londonlover101 (old username from 4 years ago) And my name is Skye <3   Anyway to get to the point of the other topic, my birthday is in three days, YAY!!!!  Im going to go to the mall with one of my best friends and we are going to shop to our hearts content, although in case you dont know me I am one savvy gal. On the hunt for B-day freebies, good sales/bargains and other coupons. I have signed up for everything, literally EVERYTHING, and have found a few deals that peaked my interest   Starbucks:  Enjoy a free handcrafted beverage of your choice on your birthday with your starbucks reward card or mobile app. (Not yet found a way to print out the reward card, and the mobile app is out for me since my phone broke)   Aveda:   Okay my little sugarsnaps, when I stumbled across this offer I was freaking out (In a good way) I had just remembered that there was an Aveda in my mall (Thank gosh we live in Florida, we have the 5 or 10th biggest mall in the world, I think) So I just did a little research, not expecting to find much considering many other companies only offered lame 20% off coupons and " If you spend 50$ you receive two ounces of shampoo!" How exciting! Not. So On the Aveda Birthday program signup apparently when you sign up with your email, address, and birthday you are sent a postcard for a coupon for a customized pure-fume or shampoo. So far I believe you do not need to purchase anything to receive this offer. If I have to spend 25$ to get this, I will just give the coupon to someone else considering I don't even go in there often. But one little problem, I singed up only a few days ago and the postcard is supposed to be mailed 28 days within your birthday,so I will probably talk to a representative and ask for an email instead.   Sephora:    When signed up with the beauty insider program you are able to receive a free gift (already chosen, this year I really dont like it, the makeup for ever one) Within 28 days before or after your birthday which I really like.   Ulta:  Still need to figure this one out but ad far as  I now its a full-size calvin klein one mascara (worth 18$) no purchase required.   Journeys:  Sign up for the birthday club (they also have a kids birthday club for the younger ones) and you will recieve a coupon for 15% off your next purchase. BUT you have to wait 6-8 weeks to recieve your birthday card, AGH!! (just signed up moments ago, when I found it)   This is all I can find for now but I wil post updates, post your findings and I would love to hear about you too, lets get to know each other dolls!   Wild and love, Skye <3      
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Welcome back, @Londonlover101 !  Happy birthday, and enjoy your shopping trip!  Sending thoughts of free goodies your way...  :) see post
KitKat117
Can I merge my beauty insider card to my online account?
Can I merge my beauty insider card to my online account?
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KitKat117,   Yes you can :)  I'll send you a message to help with that now.   xo, Mia see post
lilmissmodel14
AUGUST APPRECIATION: BEAUTY INSIDER/VIB/VIB ROUGE ?
Hi all ! I know that August is one of the best times to shop at Sephora because of the great perks, extra points and all those goodies. Has anybody heard anything about this yet? Any posters or in-store sightings? I'm so excited and we're one week away and I haven't heard anything yet! Ah !!! Doesn't 2x, 3x, or 4x (depending on membership) sound awesome? I really hope that Sephora hasn't forgotten...Hoping for bigger and better things this year, not to say that last years wasn't too shabby itself.    Let's end this with a question: Q: What was your favorite perk/part/time of August Appreciation Month?    My answer: I love the whole month, even though promos change weekly, I loved the VIB Bag w/samples and the 3x points, pretty sweet
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think it will take a day or two for the system to update you as a Rouge, but if you go qualify at the store you should be given the red card with your rouge gift. see post
nhunka
Have you been banned from returning items to Sephora?
I have returned 3 items in the past 3 months without receipt. The amount totaled to 45 (at regular sephora) and 30 (at JCP sephora)  so $75 total Do you guys know what the dollar limit on returns is?  Does a return at JCP Sephora count towards returns in a regular Sephora?  I just need to return two more items for which i do not have the receipt. Both were purchased before I got my BI account so there is no way for them to look it up. 
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY BOSS Shrewdle / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
The only times I try to make returns are when A) I'm allergic to the product B) The product came damaged or look like it already had been used/swatched (which actually h... see post
Londonlover101
share your instagram, beauty's!
hey dolls! I thought it would be fun to share our instagram's for those of who share beauty photo's and makeup pics a lot and who are okay with that, (if you are not or are not comfortable with sharing your username, its totally okay!) I personally love waking up and seeing all my girly friends makeup selfies and OOTD (outfit of the day) and since Ive grown so close with all of you, Id like to see that too. I just thought it was a fun idea and hopefully y'all will get in the jam! here are a few of my favorite instagram beauty pics. if y'all would like to follow me my instagram is @londonlover101_   cant wait to hear and see y'all!     peace and love,skye <3   p.s please comment if you have an instagram or website dedicated to beauty,fashion,food or more, I would love to hear!
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PrettyLittleDr
BEAUTY WHIZ PrettyLittleDr / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Ooooo I love this idea! My insta is mostly makeup/beauty/OOTD posts with a little bit of food, adorable animals, and med school adventures thrown in there - @melissabacc... see post
melanito
Birthday Gifts and Promos from Cosmetic Companies
I am an October baby and just received an email from Pacifica reminding me of my birthday gift from them. I thought I'd start a thread to see if people would share what perks they receive from cosmetic companies for their bdays so others can find out and sign up for them.   Thanks to the beauty experts (go figure Rikkie and Missie for their tips. You two should create a blog..seriously! Sephora - we all know this one - this year it's a lovely kit with a mini They're Real mascara and Watt's up highlighter. Must be redeemed 2 weeks prior to or subsequent to your bday. Must sign up for Beauty Insider program to redeem. Can be added to your order online or picked up for free in store. You also have option of getting the Fresh Lip Duo online and I can't recall what the option for guys is (maybe a Jack Black set)? Pacifica - code for 10 off a 25 purchase (expires at end of month of your bday). I think I just subscribed to their email list Benefit - I recall that you can get a free lipstick from Benefit for your bday (but haven't updated my contact info recently). I think you just subscribe to their email list as well Urban Decay, free 24/7 liner in your choice of color ($19 value) with any purchase in your birthday month, you have to be subscribed to emails from them at least and they send an email with a code to add to your order. AmorePacific, 15% off on all products in your birthday month when you are subscribed for emails Lancome, free lipstick and primer with $49 purchase when signed up for emails, my email does not have an expiration date on it so I don't know if/when you have to use it by. Tarte, 20% off one order within 30 days of birthday email being sent. Does not apply to sale items. Bare Minerals, free eyeshadow with no purchase necessary in store or with any purchase online within 30 days of your birthday when signed up to their Friends and Benefits program. Smashbox, free full size Full Exposure Mascara with $35 purchase with the Smashbox Pretty Points program. Dr. Dennis Gross, 25% off an order within 30 days of your birthday when signed up for emails. Giorgio Armani Beauty, full-size Gloss D’Armani in shade 513 within 2 weeks of your birthday with $50 purchase when signed up for emails. YSL, full-size La Laque Couture in shade 32 – Rouge Expressionniste with $75 purchase when signed up for emails. No expiry date mentioned? Boscia, $10 off $40 purchase within one month of your birthday when signed up for emails. Origins- $10 off a $25 purchase. You have to be subscribed to their emails though. Aveda: Free exclusive birthday gift up to a $25 value. It is customized to you with the scent/aroma of your choice. Ulta: $10 off during your birthday month. Plus double points all month long. Must be a Ulta Club member. Laura Mercier: $25 off $75, plus free shipping. Must be signed up for their emails. Bobbi Brown: Free lip gloss. Must be subscribed to their emails. CVS: $3 in extracare bucks when you sign up for the CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club The Body Shop: Become a Love Your Body Member (nominal fee) and you get a free birthday gift during your birthday month. Non-beauty perks GGP Malls (general growth properties) have a program called 'The Club'.  they send you an email or two a month.  they give you a $10 gift card to spend at the mall.  My local mall is Oak Brook, Il.  I would think the other malls would do the same. http://www.ggp.com/properties/mall-directory Godiva Reward program gave me $10 gift card last year.  One free piece of chocolate a month. World Market $10 gift card. Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants $15 gift card (you have to pay $25 to join their program, but its well worth it)  
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calcutta
BEAUTY WHIZ calcutta / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
If only I had seen this in March :( see post
skincarelover98
August
I've been seeing posts about August appreciation? What is this? Thanks! 
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MegEm
BEAUTY PRO MegEm / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Usually August has special gifts and points promos for BIs, VIBs, and Rouges. Here is a link to the thread where some guesses are being made and past promos discussed. ... see post
JustChic
How long does it take for a store purchase & points to appear on your account online?
I made a purchase four days ago in a Sephora store and used my beauty insider card. My online account doesn't show the purchase in the purchase history & hasn't added any new points for what i bought. In the store they said i had only a certain amount of points added but i was confused because online i had more accumulated.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JustChic,   It takes up until 48 hours to see that a purchase has been added to your account for in store purchases. I'll send you a message to help! see post
gingaaa
Ebates is 8% cash back today!
Time to take advantage of some cash back!  Unfortunately, as I was pulling up the Sephora page via Ebates, my item went OOS.  Heartbroken, since it's something I had been waiting for   ...try, try again! 
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charpic
SJCP Extra Points Promotion
So when I went to the Sephora in my local JCP last week (or last last week?) I got a little card that said it was redeemable for 50 extra insider points on my next skincare purchase Next time any of you head on over to your SJCP, try asking them about it "RECEIVE 50 BONUS BEAUTY INSIDER POINTS WHEN YOU PURCHASE ANY SKINCARE ITEM FROM 2/27/14-3/20/14"
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking to redeem in general, when you're making a purchase in stores merely inquire with the sales associate ringing you up, they normally state, "You have X ... see post
Suzzanne424
Dont you guys ship to UAE ??
I would like to purchase a few items and redeem the free gifts samples. but found out that you dont have shipment to UAE. SAD!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Rewards programs vary by country.  The Beauty Insider program is only available in the US and Canada.  I suggest reaching out to your store directly to find out about wh... see post
fluffymuha
Bad customer service today! Ugh...
I went in to exchange a Bite Lip Tint for the new Bite Agave Lip Mask today. Simple, right? Wrong.   Everything was going swell until I reached the cashier (if you can call her that). She didn't have any trouble with the exchange transaction, but short-changed me. When I let her know that she owes me money, she sort of huffed and went to call her Manager to open the cash drawer for her. Once she gave me my change, she pushed my item into my hand without asking if I even needed a bag, and I went on my merry way.   I was on the subway when I decided to check out my new purchase. Lo and behold - it was my Lip Tint. You can guess which word went through my head. It starts with an F.   I had to take the subway back to Sephora right away, because, lord knows, I didn't want them blaming me for any of this mess.   I arrived back at checkout, get to the same cashier, and told her what happened. Her Manager comes over once more, and has the nerve to ask me why I didn't check that the item was the right one! Am I responsible for your badly trained employees that can't differentiate between two different boxes and can't do basic math?   In the end, the manager grabbed me a new Agave Lip Mask, and my cashier girl rolled her eyes at me.    What a wonderful day shopping at Sephora! I'm glad to be so valued as a Rouge member! Not going back anytime soon!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Sephora would make sooooo much more money if they exploited men like that.  Yep.  I'd be shopping everyday.  see post
heartsmyface
Anyone up for a drugstore challenge?
Have any of the beautiful ladies here on BT tried using drugstore cosmetics after solely using mid to high end stuff?  I have never really dabbled in drugstore and keep saying I will but then never follow through.  I have a mind to walkinto a drugstore and buy a bunch of goodies they have to offer and play around in drugstore for a week or two.  I'm wondering what I'm missing or what I'm not missing.   Is there anyone who could help me choose some items they like or who would like to post solely drugstore looks and review their experiences with them?  I think it would be fun  
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY MAVEN Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
So I went out and bought the new L'oreal visible lift blur foundation, concealer, and blush.  I have used the foundation and concealer and I really like it!  I still use... see post
asdfkl
Does anyone else use "expired" makeup?
I know makeup only has a certain amount of time before it goes bad, but it always seemed to be that more people said this rule rather than following it. I know lots of people who use eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, lip products, powders, and foundations that are 4+ years old even though it is advised to throw them out after a year or two. Mascara has a life span of 3-4 months, but I know people who use mascara that is a year old. Personally, I do not throw away my makeup. As bad as this may sound, I still use eye shadows and blushes/bronzers that are 3+ years old. And some of my lipsticks are even older than that.... The only rule that I somewhat follow would be the powder rule. But that's just because I use powder instead of foundation, so it is easy to go through those in a couple months. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone else uses makeup longer than they should. I don't like to waste my products which is why I hold onto them for so long.
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itscarin
HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm guilty as charged of using "expired" makeup.  I don't think it's a big deal on powders.  On liquids it it probably matters.  I rarely ever finish a product.  I like ... see post
KateLovesYSL
Marc Jacobs 1000 point perk
Hi,     I went to Sephora today and the Ottawa Bayshore location had the 1000 pt perk already. The SA said it should be available in all stores already.     My first thought was that they look beautifully displayed in the box The SA was sweet enough to open a set as a tester for me since she said the colours are limited edition.   The lipstick was a raspberry red/purple. It really depends on how much or how little you put on. I know that you should prep your lips before applying a dark colour but I didn't have time to do that when I tried it on so it started to bleed within 2 hrs. Maybe sooner, but that's when I first noticed. I'm used to YSL and Tom Ford lipsticks so I found the lipstick drying.For me, the colour was not flattering (I only tried the lipstick). I had swatched them both but forgot and washed my hands! I'll have to go back sometime this week and take pictures (I was too in a rush, sorry!) The gloss leaned brown, that's all I remember.   I won't be spending my points on this perk as I didn't find this colour flattering on my tanned asian skinned.   Also, for 1000pts, I was really hoping there was more than just a lipstick and lip gloss.   The pic is after having it on for 3 hrs and eating a bit. Sorry the lighting isn't great in the pic!  
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hannasilkwood
BEAUTY WHIZ hannasilkwood / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I got this as a 100 Point Perk a few years ago, I remember its tiny! Your picture makes it look bigger than it is still.  see post
skincarelover98
Teenage guy
Hey everyone! I'm a teenage guy and I love skincare. I'm starting to get into very natural looking makeup just to conceal and even out some redness. Im very excited to be part of this forum! I get very passionate about this stuff! I just love it. I want to work in the beauty industry after I graduate! 
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sjpayne
BEAUTY GURU sjpayne / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Okay, so I just watched the first hashtag video.  And I made my husband watch it.  We have resolved to use hashtags in real life.   Do you by chance watch Downton Abbe... see post
grayreb
New Sephora Favorites Beauty 101 Set
I went into my Sephora inside JCP today and found this new set. It was 32 dollars and the bag was pretty full of deluxe size items to try.
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strawberrygirl8
BEAUTY WHIZ strawberrygirl8 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Woohoo! My SiJCP finally had it so I was able to purchase!!! :D see post
kas045
A return with a lecture just what I wanted.
  My Local Sephora is usually fantastic, never had a complaint about them... until today. I returned 5 products in-store today.. from 4 separate purchases I made during spring fling. 2 unused and unopened... and 3 products I really disliked. So the teller calls over the manager because it is a larger return, which I totally understand.. The manager looks at me and says.. You want to return all of these, you used them all.. and are returning them? Don't you know you can get samples so you don't waste so much product." and gives me an eye roll and a condescending look. So I tell her that 2 are unused and the other 3 products were all skin care and did not work for my skin.. I thought used products that didn't work were able to be returned.. Is this not the case? Or does everyone, get a lecture when they return a product used? Curious if you guys make returns of used products? I personally am really turned off getting samples from jars and such because people are constantly putting their dirty hands in to the product and them I am supposed to put that on my face. Just a gross thought for me. Am I wrong in returning used Skincare?
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Michelle06
BEAUTY MAVEN Michelle06 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I know this was posted a few months ago but I just wanted to chime in. You were not wrong for returning something that didn't work out for you. Sometimes at the Sephora ... see post
alkapassi
Has anyone used Kate somerville retasphere-2-in-1-retinol-night-cream ?
I am 29+ and looking for some age preveting thing.I have oliy/normal skin with occasional breakouts and big pores .My forehead is bit darker than rest of my face.I went to store and SA recommended this to me.I grabbed a sample but still has to try.I am looking for suggestion if someone tried it and how did they like it .Is there anything else you guys recommend ?   http://www.sephora.com/retasphere-2-in-1-retinol-n ight-cream-P377369?skuId=1490341#askAndAnswerTab?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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gingaaa
Fresh Sugar Ruby Lip Treatment coming to VIB Rouge
I was searching around and stumbled across this: Fresh Sugar Ruby Lip Treatment, which is listed as VIB Rouge, but not yet available. The color description states that it is a shimmery rouge tint, which I love! Sounds like everyone is defiantly getting geared up for Fall.
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lucyshnoosy
HALL OF FAMER lucyshnoosy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wouldn't it be nice if this came out in time for the August 3 Rouge store event? see post
lydkid19
Hi how do I link my VIB card with my account?
Cant link VIB card with account
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lydkid19! I can definitely help with that! Please check your private messages when you get a chance.    Cheers!  Kevin  see post
m3rma1d
Thanks, Ole!
And Sephora!   Got this in the mail yesterday. I was excited enough that he just answered my question during that chat, definitely wasn't expecting a gift!   I'm super psyched tho, I already had a small jar I grabbed in a pick 5 at SiJCP, now I got a full size!     Now I just need to like, you know, try it out!!   So cool!!
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
EDIT : I GET A GIFT FROM KATE,,,,details in this link   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/Gift-from-Sephora-amp-Kate/td-p/1540530 see post
wendyomgwar
Empties
I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.
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plm95
BEAUTY BOSS plm95 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Which leave in treatments have you tried so far? I'm always on the search for something new and better…and it's a 10 does nothing for me at all. I use a leave in spray e... see post
xomariadawleyxo
Need some makeup, skincare, and fragrence recommendations :)
I am hitting up my local Sephora tomorrow and was just wondering if you guys have some products that you have been loving, or something worth checking out or some new products I should try. If wondering, I have oily skin, So if you think some products are worth checking out, let me know
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monalisa12
SCENE QUEEN monalisa12 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
i heard the NAKED foundation is great for oily skin!  Fragrances i love are chance by chanel (pink one) and honey by marc jacobs.  see post
rhondaking
Sephora Glamour lip attitude in g18 match. Can you help me?
How can I find the same color/texture.  I need a color match for Sephora Glamour lip attitude in g18. Can you help me?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since Sephora discontinued the Glamour Lip Attitude Lipsticks, try the Rouge Shine Lipstick in No. 11 Love Letter, which is a warm pink-taupe that is similar to the G18 ... see post
dissolvedgirl
Spend total vs points
If I use my points will be spend total be reduced too? I'm only $50 away from VIB so want to make sure I wouldn't miss out if I opted to claim some points!
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi dissolvedgirl! Laura819 is correct! Using points will not deduct your spend total, but returning items will, so keep that in mind.  Your year to date will reset at th... see post
BeautyBum00
Birthday Gifts
  How do you get your birthday gift? My birthday is at the end of the month and i am confused about the process! Please reply ASAP
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BeautyBum00,   You will be prompted to include the birthday gift during checkout with any online order placed within 28 days of your birthday. If you're hav... see post
BeautyBum00
Beauty Insider Card
I got a Beauty insider card this May and recently lost it how may i get a new one? Please Reply ASAP
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
HI BeautyBum00-   You can pick up a new card at your local Sephora Store! http://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?searchTerm=stores&_requestid=90514 ... see post
SammyCR
What do I need to do?
Okay I have a few questions for anyone who is willing to help I'm watching youtube sephora hauls and people have been talking about "setting your foundation" with a white powder? what is that and what does it really do? also its summer and i feel like when putting on foundation your face starts to sweat with the heat outside especially my nose seems to be oily when such happens, when in general my face is far from oily.What can I do? Do I use a inter moisturizer when its summer and hot out? so my face doesn't seem like its shiny or melting? Also which products for these things are the best  HELPP !
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REG65
REG65 / RISING STAR / replied
First of all, find an oil free moisturizer, an oil free primer and a good foundation that resist sweat. E.g.: During the summer use a light oil free moisturizer like Cel... see post