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I didnot get a birthday email to get my birthday samples, what can i do to get my birthday sample?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nickyg10,   If you are within the two-week time frame before or after your birthday, you should be prompted to include the gift in any online order you make. If y... see post
Foundation Help
I am  completely drawn between the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and the Tare 12 Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation.  I have medium skin. My nose and forehead break out a lot and I am looking for something that can cover some bumps and looks very natural. I also have some white scars on my cheeks from  Pityriasis  Alba. I just need something that can make me look like I have naturally perfect skin and can cover my whiteness and my little bit of acne.  I am also looking for a powder to put over the foundation. Something that will match the color almost exactly. It doesn't have to be high end it can be drugstore. So you can have an idea of my skin color. I am maybe about a 6.0 in the Urban Decay Naked Skin and I am not sure about my color in the Tarte Foundation.    Thank you so much!! 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi miclove01,   Both of these are really great choices! I see why you are torn between the two. When faced with foundations that have many similar benefits, I always... see post
Getting points from my receipts
My mother recently went to a Sephora to pick me up a few things and now I am trying to redeem my beauty insider points from my receipts how do I do this?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you looking to have the purchases your mother made on her own for you added to your beauty account so you can gain points from those purchases or are you just lookin... see post
Step aside promos... Some positive vibes here
I'm sure just as many of you are, I'm grateful and happy to pick a nice promo along with my purchase when there's one I want and I qualify. Since the promos haven't sparked so much enthusiasm, I'm looking forward to what I think is coming up next... That's the pick 5 samples! Last year, sephora had an option to pick 5 luxe samples- a great way to try those luxe products before we buy! I'm hoping this year they will offer something similar.    After the pick 5 samples is Chic Week!!! So here's to good vibes and more shopping!!! There's still plenty of promo codes out there in the meantime and probab a few more to come. But here's to some other ways sephora keeps my skincare/makeup drawers ready for more!
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Marc Jacobs Reward
The 100 pt Marc Jacobs highliner in black was listed under the rewards boutique recently, but now it's no longer there. Does anyone have the link for it?
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BEAUTY MASTER poornima / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have the old link bookmarked (and kept checking back very so often- it was still showing the mini blacquer highliner- as out of stock- earlier this month), and it's no... see post
Lost VIB Card - Wasn't Linked to Online Account
paraben free electric eyeshadow?
UD's Electric palette is not suitable "for immediate use around the eye area" despite being paraben free.  Any good, bold colors out there that aren't pumped full o' crap?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good info shared, KB! I was just about to mention OCC too!     see post
Upcoming DISCOUNTS
Hi there - does anyone know if there are any % off discounts coming any time soon?  I used my 10% off one and now I have a whole bunch of stuff I want to buy but I was hoping there would be a promo code coming soon or something.
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BEAUTY MASTER AmyC / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Not a problem, happy to help! see post
VIB Points Help
The points on my VIB card don't match the points on my online account. Is there a way that I can combine them?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's possible you may have two accounts or even that your point balance may not be up to ate to reflect points earned from recent purchases (it can take at least 48 hour... see post
500-Point Bumble & Bumble VIB Salon Event
Today: Sunday Feb 22, Sephora held an exclusive VIB event for 500 points (you had to reserve a spot). The event in Phoenix was held at Mane Attraction Salon (which is licensed to exclusively use and sell B&B products) between two times 10a-12pm & 1pm-3pm. Were there other cities that did this too?   This was different than the in-store Sephora event held in freestanding stores Saturday. There were raffles for botox, Smashbox, Custom Makeovers (Sephora), and B&B products. Mimosa's flowed and there were lots of snacks. Every guest got their hair styled and a product consultation, as well as a quick Smashbox makeover. Then at the end, everybody got a free B&B tote bag with about $100 worth of stuff including a Sephora gift card!   (You can look at the hashtags in the bottom picture for more pictures from the event from other guests. All in all, this is how you do 500 points. :-)      
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BEAUTY MAVEN sister13 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
They did this last year at a B&B salon in Denver and it was so worth it!  For 500 points, we could bring a friend, and we both got a similar swag bag, plus the $10 Sepho... see post
Makeup Contest - Any Interest?
Last year, we stopped doing the makeup contests. I tried hosting the last one, but there weren't enough entries.    In case you're not familiar, every month there is a theme, and you have to create a look based on that theme. It'll be judged by a variety of factors by an anonymous judge panel on BT and by how much the community likes your look.   Is there enough interest in doing monthly makeup contests if I restart them? We'd need at least 6 entries per month to really make it worthwhile.    There will be a prize at the end of the year
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BEAUTY SAVANT keepra / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I think I'd be down :D Sounds like so much fun! see post
I don't have a Beauty Insider card
I don't have a card, (I signed up online) so I didn't have a Beauty Insider card at the checkout. I still have the receipt - can I still get my points online?   [Edit] Sorry I think I explained it wrong - I didn't have a card at the store (not online) but I still have the paper receipt.
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MLJ327 / RISING STAR / replied
Sorry I think I explained it wrong - I didn't have a card at the store (not online) but I still have the paper receipt. see post
VIB Status and Points Disappeared?
I was a VIB for a few years.  I did not just happen to spend enough to qualify, I made sure I qualified and maintained my status by purchasing  all my beauty products at Sephora.  Two years ago I changed the email address associated with my account. The next time I made a purchase, I tried to use a promo code that was restricted to VIB's only.  It was rejected and I discovered that my VIB status and points had disappeared.  I called customer service and explained the problem.  I was told that they cold not confirm my previous status and they not could not find information on my previous email address.  The associate stated that the only way I could attain  VIB status would be to spend the required $350.00 again.   I was so disgusted that I stopped making all of my purchases at Sephora and didn't even bother to try to attain VIB status again.  Has anyone else had this problem?   If so, were you able to resolve it?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi evalu8tor,   I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. Changing your email should not affect your Beauty Insider status (or your purchase history, which can b... see post
Can I get my BI point?
  I bought an item few days ago, but I didn't bring my BI Card again. Can I get my BI point? ;-(
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 00Mia00,   I can assist you with adding any points that might be missing from your account. I'll send you a private message requesting more details! Check your me... see post
3x points on Fragrance.
I recently purchased the Gucci Guilty on Feb. 13 2015, which stated that I would receive 3x the points, and they have not shown up yet; today is Feb, 19 2015. Please advise. 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BriaMjpg,   I am sorry that you are not seeing any additional Beauty Insider points added to your added for your recent Gucci Guilty purchase. I do not see this p... see post
No Points:
I made a purchase and only got 20 of the 60 something points
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi selinamarie1114,   I am sorry that you did not receive the correct amount of points for your recent purchase. I am going to send you a private message to assist y... see post
VIB complimentary makeover transfer?
My mom wants to give me her free VIB complimentary makeover, but she won't be with me for when I would like to use it. What do we have to do before I will be able to use it? Can I just bring the card in with me and how long is the free makeover for?   Thank you!
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MakeupLyfe18 / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you! Also do you know how I can check how long the card is good for? see post
Free samples
I was in the store this past weekend and didn't recieve any type of free samples. I used my beauty insider card and thought I was supposed to recieve a free sample every time I used it. 
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BEAUTY MASTER NailsForLife / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
If you see anything in the store displays that tickles your fancy, go ahead and ask for a sample. Consider that your free sample(s) from the store, because if your exper... see post
Replace beautyinsiders card
Hi I got my wallet stolen as well as my beauty insiders card. Is there any chance I could get my old card deactivated and transfer my points to the new card somehow?     Thanks so much,  Chau 
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Sorry to hear that chbui, You can pick up a new card at your local store and they can link it up to your account.  see post
I made a purchase in the store today, but I didn't get any points. What should I do?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
CaitlinJL,   I'm going to go ahead and send you a private message so I can help you out with this! Thanks!  see post
New to VIB and would like to schedule a free make over...how do I go about that?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi protic,   You'll want to call your local Sephora to schedule your appointment to be sure they can fit you in when you'd like to go! You can view the following lin... see post
I bought an item before becoming a Beauty Insider. Can I still get the points? Thanks!
christinaah / FRESH FACE / replied
Hi! I also did the same thing. Help? :) see post
I can't get my point ;-(
Hi. I have a question. I bought an item after make a beautiful insider card, but I couldn't get my point. How can I do?
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 0Mia0! I can help you get your points! I am sending a private message with more details.    Cheers!  Kevin  see post
Using BI Points Online
Hello! I am ordering from Sephora's website for the first time, and I was wondering how I can go about using my Beauty Insider points to purchase some items? It says I need a card number and PIN, but my beauty insider card doesn't have those things stated on the back. Is there any way I can use these points online? Thank you ahead of time! 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can only redeem points for deluxe offerings, can't use as a payment option..sounds like you're in the gift card box in the payment area.   During checkout you'll s... see post
How to redeem points fro the purchase that was done in the store
I've  never been asked if I a member or anything else when I did a purchase. So I thought that I can do it after at home using the receipt, but I was wrong.   I would like to add my points to my beauty inside profile  , how can I do it  ? is it possible at all ?
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kmcewen90 / RISING STAR / replied
Hi can you help me with a similar problem, I am an insider but just made an in store purchase and they gave me a new card, how do I merge the accounts?  see post
Canadian Subscription Boxes
Canadian BTers who get subscription boxes, which are your favourites?   I want to jump on the bandwagon, but money is tight so if I'm going to only pick one, which should it be?   And while we're on the subject, I know Birchbox is now available in Canada... are there any other US ones you wish we could get?
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BEAUTY MAVEN merriboo / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I only recently unsubscribed from Topbox, but I started in December of 2011 (when they first started).   They had great products and everything was amazing! Up until t... see post
how to connect card points to online
I have a vib card and I want to see how many points I have. Also to get the points for when I shop online.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mpahernandez,   When you log into your account online your email address should be associated with your card, and you should be able to review your points, purcha... see post
New skin care routine dried out my skin, advice? (please help!)
My old skin care routine was not helping me with any of my skin problems. I think I am combination skin. My skin is normally dry in certain spots, but a few spots tend to be a bit oilier. I also have quite a bit of redness. My skin is also sensitive. Since my old skincare routine was not helping I decided to go into Sephora to change it up.   When I did end up going I purchased the following:   GlamGlow- Thirstycleanse Daily Treatment Cleanser Lancôme- Eau Fraiche Douceur Sephora- express cleansing and exfoliating wipes Sephora- instant moisturizer First Aid- ultra repair cream   For the first night I used Lancôme, Glamglow, and first aid ultra repair cream (in that order). I then used lancome and the Sephora moisturizer in the morning, everything seemed to be fine so far.   The second night I did the same routine as the night before, but also used an exfoliating wipe, the next morning I did the same as the morning before, but noticed a bit of a burning sensation but thought nothing of it. Then the next night did the same routine as the first night still feeling the burning sensation, but still thought nothing of it.  I then woke up the next morning using the same morning routine and realized there were dry patches in places that I don't normally have dry patches, and my face was burning again. I put on makeup, and my skin burned for the rest of the day.   Thinking that it could possibly be the Lancôme product I did not use it at night or in the morning, the burning has gone away, but my skin is still really dry and is quite noticeable with make up and the dryness has spread to larger areas of my face. BTW I am still using the Glamglow product and the First aid ultra repair cream.   Sorry for the long explanation, but I am hoping with details someone will be able to help me out.   Now, my question is how can I tell which product caused this irritation to occur now that it will take a bit for my skin to heal itself? Does anyone has similar skin (or have had similar problems with any of these products) that could make recommendations for which products I should be using instead of the ones I have listed above.   Any advice will be great, thanks!          
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Skincare is tricky, it's a lot of trial and error..overwhelming and causes excitement.   Patch Test Can be done on the inner part of arm, some do on the jaw/neck line... see post
What do you think YouTube is missing when it comes to Beauty videos??
I'm planning on starting a beauty tutorial youtube channel. I know that there are a million of them out there already, so I would love to have all of your opinions and input on what you would like to learn/see!! Please list ANYTHING you would like to learn and what you think YouTube is lacking when it comes to beauty/skincare tutorials!!
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HALL OF FAMER chloe3036 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd love to see more comparison videos since most YTers already own so many products to compare with. For example, if they review a new foundation, I want them to swatch... see post
i made a purchase in store and didnt get any points. can i reedem them?
They didnt ask me for a beauty card, i guess they forgot but i made a purchase and need to add points to my account.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi TuMamiFany,    I'd be happy to help you out with this! I'm going to send you a PM so I can assist you with this :) see post