I have always loved the idea of face masks since I was a girl, but only experienced good ones from the free samples on here. So what do you guys think? What's the best on here to buy? Oh and this is random, but I've been trying birchbox, and I'm not sure if I like it or not. Any opinions or experiences with birchbox? I'm not trying to advertise it, I'm really not sure if I like it. This one I got I only liked one or two things. And I get so many freebies on here....
Hi BT'ers! Because it is Valentine's Day and I LUVVVE you, I wanted to give you a little gift.
This thread is for you to post LINKS (yes links!) to your personal Beauty Blog. Not anyone else's, just yours.
We are a community after all, and we want to support each other. So show a little love and visit your fellow BTer's beauty blog.
And if you are thinking of starting a blog, do it! Then come back and post the link.*
Your friendly Community Manager
*1 link and 1 blog per member*
Okay, we all know there's room for improvement in the features department of BT. So given that none of us actually have the power to change anything, how do you keep track of things? I used to think I was just too much of a newb to understand the ins and outs of BT, but now that I've been here for a while, I realize that nothing has really changed and it still feels like a bit of a clusterF to keep track of responses and comments/mentions intended for a specific user. Do you subscribe to threads? Do you track responses to your own posts through your list of activity in your profile? Do you just rely on PMs? What's your method to the madness?
I know a lot of people have this problem. It's those hideous, hellacious, annoying "11's"!! I can see them forming and it's not attractive! Sometimes, if I'm in pain and am squishing my forehead, my Mother will actually Smack Me right between the eyes! Shocking, but it does help remind me to try to relax that area. Headaches also cause the pain/squishy/squinty "11" making things - and I try to massage that area & through the brow bone area very lightly, sometimes it helps it feel better. Anyone have some ideas about what works best alone and under makeup (likely 2 different products) I don't want to spend an insane amount of $$,.Hopefully I'll get lucky and keep it under $100.00 or find it in a kit where I can try other products as well. Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated. If I'm really lucky, maybe I can find a company that would supply some generous samples. Cause 2015 is gonna be a sad, less Sephora year. (and less Nordies, Macy's etc. etc.) How about those "Frownies"? Anyone have any experience with them? Do they do anything and how do they actually work? Thanks everyone. Strange..... I keep hearing the Toys-R-Us theme......"I don't wanna grow up......."
I don't know if this has ever been suggested before (I'm fairly new here) but I really respect a lot of the BT recommendations (such as this post: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Antiaging/Needles- No-More/td-p/1819451) and wish there was a section on the forum dedicated to them or with links to them. Considering Sephora invests the time and money to ship these products out to reviewers, I think it would only benefit them to have links on their main page to such reviews. Because the reviews are coming from BTers, I consider them really honest feedback and a true reflection from users who have a lot of expert knowledge and history with makeup and beauty.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wondered though if anyone had any details about a "Secret Sale" that I saw mentioned in a thread (can't find the thread) It mentioned that some things are on sale and some are not and that you could roll over products to get $$ or go look at your 'Love List'. Can anyone give me any specifics about it? Cause 'kssweetheart' didn't do Aaaaaaamy shopping all weekend long and is really starting to feel the extreme need to scratch that itch! Thanks for any info you can provide. Hope everyone has a nice, mellow evening and has sweet dreams of Cyber Monday deals and all good things - shopping related and otherwise.. I hope all of your good dreams come true too.
Hello I'm new on here but have been buying a lot through sephora the past year. Like thousands and I probably shouldn't have considering I am a server and mom lol but whatever it makes me feel good. Anyways, I'm afraid I overdid it and things will expire. I have lots of lip tar and lip products, but the tar worries me most. I also worry about my glitter mascara and eyeliner, and basically whatever. Sometimes I wonder if freezing would help? I also worry about my numerous eyeshadow primers and liquid eyeliners...but not all is opened, so does that help? I'm sure you guys have advice plus more...please Spoiler (Highlight to read)
I don't know if this idea has been posted before. I looked through the archives with no luck. One feature I would love to see on BT would be an easy way to find a listing of the mods and who is currently online. There are times when I need help with something that is more urgent than at other times and would like a way to find a mod quickly. Some issues I don't mind waiting 24-48 hours+ to get a response about, but others I would prefer a faster response. I know if there is something really important I can call the VIB Rouge line, so I am aware of that. Anywho, I think this would be a cool feature. Plus I wouldn't feel like I'm bombarding the same mods over and over again because they are the ones I know.
The quality of the tote bags given out each year is decreasing. I don't like to waste, I love reusing things! Honestly I don't want them at all if they aren't sturdy enough to last. This years version is pitiful... The one from a few years ago with black and white stripes was so sturdy I use it as purse sometimes! The recent ones are cheaper and thinner and fall apart. That is all - ^^ This was the best imo
I am looking for a daily face mask. I have heard and read that daily face masks should be the never-miss morning beauty routine. I'm in my mid-twenties, and I would like to start this now. I currently use Laura Mercier for cleanser, moisturizer, and tinted moisturizer, but as far as I know that brand does not produce masks. I'm looking for a mask that I can use daily (not just once or twice a week). Any advice?
Ok! So...does it start Wed or Thurs? Ive heard both! AND...since it's a sale, if i order online, will i automatically get the 20 percent off and canuse a promo code for a promo iI've been eyeing or is it a "not REALLY a sale because we have to use a promo to get the 20 percent off so that knocks out my promo code I've been eyeing?? I hope my questions make sense! TIA!
Hi, so, Christmas is just around the corner and I want to buy my mum a really nice gift. I have $40 to spend on her. She's a person that likes more of the natural tone kind of makeup. So, if you have any ideas of what I should get her, then that would be really great! Thank you!
Wouldn't it be nice if we actually got something free instead of having to purchase something to get something free? Dear Sephora, please consider contests where the winners just get free stuff. Thank you.
OK....So here the eyes are. As you can see they need major help. Please do not remind me that I would look so much younger "If you would only lose weight" I do realize that but it took awhile to get this way, so...well you know the rest!. now, on to my problematic eyes. Basically they look 47. I'm supposed to have good genes!! At my age my mom looked 30 and her eyes were beautiful!! Not mine. Bottom lids are puffy with dark circles. No concealer has helped much. Top lids are horrible! Can't even see my shadow on the lid cuz the skin above my eyes is very saggy. My mom had this happen when she was 62 and she almost couldn't see. She had them lifted and her eyes look 25!! I am hoping to find something that will firm this area and lift it up some, and at the same time get rid of the circles and hopefully get rid of the puffiness. Ok, I can live with a bit of the circles but NOT the puffy or the saggy!! thanks and sorry so long!!
Hi sephora, I seem to remember make up stations stocked with disposable tissue and facial cotton, lip, eye and brow brushes, makeup removers, a jar of makeup brushes, water spritz, hand sanitizer and etc. All complimentary and meant for it to draw in people to try makeup so as to make it easier for people to try new thing and remove makeup which eventually will become a sale and a repeat customer if they like what sephora has to offer. Sadly this hygiene and hospitality standard has fallen today at Sephora flagship store in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Starhill gallery (18 oct 2014). Dirty tissues all over the makeup stations, no hand sanitizer, no disposable brushes to try on eye shadows and blushes, no bins to dispose used tissues. The standard has gone from 10 to 1. It is unhygienic, disgusting and I fled to MAC that day. I've been a loyal sephora fan since it's 1st store in Singapore, I never think i would go back to MAC but today it happened because Sephora is very unsanitary! With the price point and the glamorous locations that you have positioned yourself, it has not meet the expected standard. Truly disappointed. Yours truly black card no. 6501000246756
Hi BT So I recently ordered this because I am on a mission to find some amazing brushes that DON'T shed all over my face or itch! This set was a good price so I decided to pick one up. I haven't used them yet -- still need to wash them, but they seem nice, VERY dense. The con tourist one is this kit also sold me because I would like to compare it to my Nars ITA. Although I do love my real techniques, I was wondering what you all thought about the tarte brushes? http://www.sephora.com/brushed-with-destiny-makeup -brush-set-P388934?skuId=1633999 <3
Hi, I thought it would be cool to give BTer's and/or Insiders the ability to curate their monthly favorites lists. We can share them with others or just have them sitting on our profiles so people can see what we like that month if they are interested in learning more about us. We could also have a link which shows everyone's list and it would give both buyers and vendors, the ability to see what people are currently loving, and whether those recommendations have spurred others to try those items. Just a thought. I like to see what my fellow makeup lovers and what beauty guru's are currently loving so i can see if thats something I want to try.
Well, it's that time of the year again - the time when we get to buy special products for ourselves (and others) and possibly feel a little less guilty about spending, knowing that a portion of the money we spend goes to a worthy cause. Breast Cancer is not just something for women to worry about, it is a disease that men can be diagnosed with too. * I was hoping we could all post products that we find that support legitimate charities to raise money, Please feel free to post whatever you find.* If you search "Beauty That Gives Back" here at Sephora you'll find a few cute items, I"m hoping there are more to come. I Just bought a pink Tweezerman tweezer - looks like it may need a BCA mate. Clinique and Sephora both offer "BCA Pink With a Purpose" Lipstick in a cute little case. A Huge fave of mine is by Bobbi Brown - it's "Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection" It's 4 glosses and they're gorgeous! (I'm hoping they're minty flavored - sometimes they do offer mint gloss - waiting on that info.) This one is really screaming my name! Estee Lauder usually does something as does Ford (they usually have special T-shirts.) So many decisions to make, but it's so worth it. For a pinkaholic like me, this is a dream & a nightmare! But hopefully our purchases will help make other peoples true nightmares - past, present and future - turn into a dream come true. So please feel free to add any other offers you may find. Oh, just one other thing, please feel free to leave one of everything pink for me! btw - As usual, sorry so long. I also hope the wording of this was okay, didn't want to use certain words that might upset someone or make light of this situation at all - I hope that came through.
I found an older thread I actually wanted to "bump" to the first page, but it has now been marked as read only, so I decided to start my own thread. I genuinely hope no one takes any offence to this, because I mean only to help others. It was not that long ago that I was new to BT myself! I have noticed there have been a lot of questions asked lately that have been asked hundreds of times before (ok that might be a slight exaggeration but not much of one!). So to all the new users, welcome to BT! There is a ton of useful information and threads to be found on BT. I hope that before posting you will all take the time to do a quick search and see if your question has been asked before! Even if the thread is older, commenting on it will bump it back to the main page so others will be able to see it and comment on it. Also, there is a "Follow This Thread" button to the right side of the thread. Clicking that button will ensure you get an e-mail when someone responds to the thread. This is a good way to be notified when someone responds to your question. For fast moving threads, you may find you are receiving too many messages, but you can easily unfollow the thread by clicking the button again, which will change to "Stop Following This Thread." We seem to be seeing so many repetitive questions such as "I have oily skin, what <insert product type here> should I use." Or "I have thinning hair, what products should I use." There are some incredibly educated and intelligent contributors with what seems like an endless amount of knowledge, so I encourage you (and I'm sure I'm not the only who does) to search before posting a thread if it's been asked a lot. I hope you understand my intent of this comment is not to discourage anyone from posting. By all means, that is not the case at all! Just keep in mind your question may already have been asked and answered! And if you don't find the answer to your question, then of course ask so we all can help. Just because a thread is older doesn't mean it's still not full of useful, legitimate information! When I first started using BT, several helpful people pointed out that I could search and find answers to questions that had already been asked. When I was a noob, I also found it very useful to read the posts on the Welcome/Getting Started pages. There is very helpful information here, such as community standards and how-to type posts. Please read up on these; they will be very helpful for you! If you're like me, you don't want to violate community standards or not know to do work the boards. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Welcome-Getting-St arted/bd-p/Welcome Here is the read-only thread I was referring to: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/An-ode-t o-the-search-feature/m-p/1210177#M85303 Here is something very useful for all of us to remember from the BT Guidelines: Best and worst practices WE LOVE WE DON’T LOVE Using a descriptive title for your posts. Using vague subject titles like “HELP!” Reading other responses before posting. Repeating information already provided. Asking for clarification when necessary. Making assumptions. Contributing to the discussion. Excessively quoting previous messages. Focusing on your areas of beauty expertise. Offering advice on unfamiliar topics. Being as concise as possible. Overwhelming readers with information. Trying to use correct spelling and grammar. Worrying if your spelling isn’t perfect. Staying on topic. Getting off topic. Remaining positive. Disparaging (insult) products or people. Trying to understand opposing viewpoints. Arguing with other posters. Being friendly! Using foul language or off-color humor. I'll climb down from my soapbox now. Enjoy your day and, again, welcome to BT! We're excited to have you!! Mods, if this is not posted in the right area, please move it to the appropriate place. I just hope it can be somewhere that it shows up on the main page, so many can see it!
Hi ladies! So I got the job! It's seasonal but she really liked me and told me if a full time position was opened after the holidays she would keep me if i did a great job. I'm excited! I have orientation next thursday Woohoo! Quick question, do seasonal cast members get gratis? It be a bonus if seasonal girls do get some. This Sephora is located inside JcPenney.
Thank you everyone for fueling my makeup addiction. I know my wallet isn't thrilled but I am! Since I joined BT I've found out about so many things I never would have discovered otherwise (deals and things as well as information about products). So thanks to everyone on here who keeps the info flowing. I really appreciate how helpful everyone is on here by helping answer my questions. =)
Hi! Prom is next year but I'm already getting started! I've decided to let sephora make up artists do my make up for prom! The dress I want is black & turquoise! I'm having trouble finding colors that'll match my dress and my skin tone. What shades of make up could compliment my dress? My color IQ is 2Y12 thank you!