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Exercise Log
I know we have a thread where we' talk about being healthier and such, and much like the challenges for makeup, this will be a challenge for exercise. Today I finally decided "Enough of this slugging around."        I just finished one mile  at a 3 mile speed and switching to 2.5 once in a while.    So I won't title this 30 day challenge, but I will aim for 30 days and keep going from there, hopefully.   Day 1 - 2/26/2015 - One mile on the treadmill - Duration: 25 minutes    
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BEAUTY BOSS drppr / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
This is perfect! I am starting tomorrow. see post
Spring/Summer 2015 Found in the Wild "New"
Ok BT, what did you find today? Sticky plug to a FABULOUS thread. Found a  Deal ? Post it here - http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Deals-too-go od-to-pass-Up/td-p/1513386 Feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, and let us know the price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to <3 Love or $$ Buy. ^-^ As an FYI, here are the pages I'm trolling for what was newly added today. Usually pretty easy to do because the newest items have 20 loves or less and no reviews. In general I will check in the late afternoon and post what I find. Most new items get listed on Tuesday evenings through Wednesday. Here is the retired thread in case you wanted to reference something. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Found- in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/td-p/1668202 Acqua di Parma, Ardency Inn, Antasasia, Atelier Cologne, BareMinerals, Bite Beauty, Chloe, Elizabeth and James, Givenchy, Guerlain, Josie Maran, Jurlique, L'Occitane, Lavanilla, Marc Jacobs Makeup, Marc Jacobs Perfume, Marula, NEST, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Sephora Collection, Sephora Favorites, Smashbox, Tarte, Tata Harper, Thierry Mugler, Tocca, TokyoMilk Dark, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Victor & Rolf, and the Gift Box section.
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask 1.7oz $110   http://www.sephora.com/moisturizing-mask-P392145?skuId=1676147 see post
Fresh Lotus Preserve Eye Cream
  I am very grateful to have received the Fresh Lotus Preserve Eye Cream as a gift from Sephora. This is the first gift I have received from them. This is a new item launching at Sephora and will be available in stores the end of March. I am excited to try this product. I have Rosacea and am sensitive to a lot of things. I have hope because the Fresh Cleanser has worked very well for me in the past.  I will try this product for a few weeks and post before and after pictures. Wish me luck ladies!   From the Sephora site it states: What it is: A lightweight formula that illuminates while delivering 24-hour moisture for a radiant, youthful-looking glow around the eye area. What it is formulated to do: Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream illuminates while delivering 24-hour moisture for a lustrous look around the delicate eye area. The lightweight formula revitalizes the eye contour while combating dullness for a radiant, rested appearance. It includes Fresh’s super 7 complex, specifically designed to minimize and prevent early visible signs of aging, enhance radiance, and provide antioxidant protection, and is further boosted with protective star fruit extract. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been using this for a few days and it's nice so far.  see post
My "loves" list doesn't include the product shade, nor "out of stock" any more - what happened?
HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i've noticed that instead of saying 'out of stock' it just doesn't allow you to 'add to basket' if it is, indeed OOS. it saves the shade too. you can choose list or grid... see post
Sephora pet peeves
I don't know why this annoys me, but some of the few times I actually write reviews people select "no" that my review wasn't helpful. I stay on topic, give my honest opinion and even how I personally use the product and still you review readers are not satisfied. Lol. Anyone else have a silly pet peeve about Sephora or Sephora.com?
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BEAUTY PRO krtty1125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
It kind of annoys me too, but as someone in this thread mentioned, it seems that people who disagree with your review will vote NO.  In fact, I've found that most of my ... see post
Is there a sephora store in London, UK?
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Merymer,   We do ship to the UK! Please click on the ship international button to start the checkout process. see post
KVD in sale section!
Didn't see this posted, so I'm sorry if this was already made known! But there are some KVD palettes and lipsticks in the sale section! Go grab them!
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HALL OF FAMER einai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hopefully that will come back too :) see post
Tata Harper?
I recently used a foil I had of the Regenerating Cleanser and I have to say that I really really like it!  So I was wondering if you all have experience with this brand and what products you like? 
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks TSQ!  That's awesome!  I'm glad it worked out well for you.  I'm definitely going to check it out.  I think I may get that mask and the regenerating cleanser duri... see post
I wish Sehora carried the 2 pack beautyblender................
but they don't    I know they have the 2 pack with the liquid cleanser but I use the solid cleanser.   Since I usually only shop online at Sephora or Ulta, does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy them? I googled it and found beauty dot com and camera ready cosmetics but I never shopped either one of those sites.
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yes i know!! i saw they had a sale last week or 2. and when i checked they no longer sold them I was so sad. Now Im just going to catch the next 20% sale that someone do... see post
Product page Q&A rant
I have a rant. It's not about BT, but about the sephora.com product pages' Q&A section.   For some inexplicable reason, I keep opening the Q&As looking for answers to my questions, then getting sucked in by all the other questions. Then I get irrationally irritated by the answers, but keep reading instead of closing them. Then I get sucked into answering questions too. There are many things I see over and over again that irritate me to no end, and I needed to blow off some steam… So, knowing full well I'll probably get blowback, here goes nothing:   1. Does no one read the other answers before asking a question? You see page after page of people asking the same question, including the ones highlighted when you first open the section for having the most helpful answers. I understand the same questions being repeated in BT because there are so many pages and posts to sift through - but the Q&A minimizes answers and even the products with the most questions don't really have that many pages, and even fewer unique questions. There is also a search function. I also understand that questions aren’t posted instantly, so a few people could theoretically ask the same question without the answer already being there, but I’ve never had a question take more than a few hours to post (not the 72 it says), and I don’t believe for 1 second you can get 7 pages of literally the same question from different people (true story!) in that amount of time. Or that a question with 0 answers is one posted while the same question with 8 answers, each with multiple votes, was in limbo. 2. Don't ask for the ingredients when they are already listed on the product page. They aren't always, so then it makes sense to ask for them. But when the full list is right there at the top of the page, under the tab named "ingredients," it just proves you didn't bother to read the page first. This is most irritating for new products, when you know the ingredients were listed on the page right from the start. This also goes along the same lines as asking the same question over and over again, because it's usually the most commonly overasked & answered question. I understand that you didn't know about the tabs, but you can't say you didn't see the already answered question, first on the page, with multiple answers of full ingredients lists.   3. Asking "Is this x-free?" when it's in bullet point form, under the bolded heading “What it is formulated WITHOUT,” in the default description. You really didn't read this page before asking the question. Again, not all pages have this, or didn’t back when the questions section was introduced, so it's understandable that you have/had to ask... but, seriously, don't ask a new question when the answer is already there! It’s not as blatantly stupid, but asking “Is this x-free?” when there is already a complete list of very simple ingredients, and “x” is not one of them, is marginally irritating (such as asking if there is oil, parabens, bismuth or soy in a product explicitly described as 100% silica). It’s not irritating when there is a long list of fancy words, or the scientific names of ingredients are not their common names, or when “x” is actually a category so multiple ingredients apply. What is blatantly stupid is asking “I know this says it’s 100% “x,” but can anyone tell me what else is in it?” (again, true story)   4. My biggest pet peeves, really, come in the answers. The absolute single worst one is the response, "I have no idea." IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA, JUST DON'T ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!   5. In response to the question, "Is [this] better than [that]?": (actual quote) "100% YES it is better. I haven’t personally tried [that] but..." FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, REALLY??? Don't give answers to comparison questions when you haven't tried both products! Your opinion may matter elsewhere, but it is not relevant here.   6. The most irritating to me personally, are the ones that give wrong scientific information based on what they've "heard" or read posted online by scaremongers and not fact-checked (or even read the comments on their post where the real facts are often posted by someone calling them out). Or, worse, people who post a relevant job title to lend credence, but then post misinformation in their post. I actually have a background in Life Sciences, concentration in Pharmacology & Toxicology, so I not only have some scientific knowledge, I spent a lot of time in school learning how to find correct information that I don't know, and how to fact-check studies and advertising, which I also learned you absolutely must do. When someone says, "I'm an RN and yes, X is harmful," but X isn't actually the ingredient in the product, that's even worse than, "Yes, I've heard it's harmful so you should be worried." It's super easy to fact-check, but barely anyone does it because it's easier and less time consuming to just believe and repeat what you read. Especially if someone is posting irrelevant scientific information to back up their claim - seems legit, unless you know the MSDS they are referencing is for a different compound with a similar common name, or that the compound is perfectly safe and FDA approved, except in massive doses, and they are posting the info relating to the massive doses.   Ok, rant concluded. If you actually made it through that monster post, commence onslaught.      
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So basically you're complaining about stupid people.  There are a lot of them and they're everywhere.  *Que ominous music*   Regarding #1 and #2 I echo TrysBeautyItems... see post
Post a link to your Beauty Blog!
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.*   <3, Candace Your friendly Community Manager   *1 link and 1 blog per member*
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dandanc831 / FRESH FACE / replied
Hey beauty lovers!  Im from the UK and I've started a blog recently, so I'd love for you guys to check it out!   i would appreciate it, so much thanks😃😃😃     ht... see post
Out of stock but not really....
A few days ago the tartelette lipstick was listed as out of stock. Being as it was limited edition and ordering through the manufacturer would charge shipping for the one item, I had one placed on hold at the Sarasota store. I can't drive because of my disability so I made special arrangements to get it as they verified on the Rouge line that they were out of stock of the item. Now, today the item is back IN STOCK online and I could of used my 10% off coupon. Now, there are much bigger problems in this world sometimes I just wish there was better communication.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AmyC,   I am very sorry about this :(. I think we spoke about it via Twitter but please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.  see post
Sunday Riley VS. REN?
I am contemplating Sunday Riley's Good Genes or REN's Resurfacing AHA concentrate. The ingredients seem similar, but there is a huge difference in the price. Any suggestions? I want something for fine lines, sun spots, and radiance. Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER consolvo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I rarely make purchases just from a sample, but Good Genes had me hooked in a heartbeat. I haven't tried the Ren, but can wholeheartedly recommend Good Genes. Pricey? Ye... see post
Best sample that you couldn't afford....
I thought this would be an interesting topic. Let's share a story of a sample that we fell in love with and then dropped our jaws when we saw how much the full size cost    I'll begin: I got a GWP from guerlain.  It came with a few skin care items. Me being the skincare junkie I am I was excited to try. I began to really like the serum. It was smoothing, moisturizing, everything I could hope for. So I go online and start researching and find out it costs $500!!!!  I was expecting it to be pricey but not that much. Ouch. Oh well, life goes on.    Who else has encountered a tragically wonderful beauty item?
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HALL OF FAMER Masaya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
la mer moisturizing cream.   see post
Idea- In Store Pickup
I was just thinking of my situation of sephora packaging- boxes, labels and even the filler paper and how it piles up in my home, let alone guilt in placing so many orders and the waste. Also can't forget the unwanted (substitution) samples.    I was thinking of this and my shopping situation (I know this is not the same for everyone)- I have a small child at home and it is very hard for me to get out to sephora, even though there are over 5 within 10 miles from me. So I mainly order online. However, with online shopping, it happens often that I made a purchase, but later think about a LE item I saw or something in the sale section. Of course, I think it's likely this item will get sold out, so I go back and make another purchase. Or even something complementary to my first purchase. Either way, this results in many boxes being sent to my home.   If Sephora offered an in-store pickup option, I think it would benefit Sephora as much as a customer like me. Sephora could ship mass packages to stores instead of individual packages to customers. Then we could go pickup our orders once they are in.    Another store that does this usually allows the customer one week from the date the item arrived to pick it up. Sephora could still send items out with 2 day flash or offer the customer a window of when they'd like to pick it up in the store (if it's in stock it could even be the next day).    Regarding the samples- when we go to pick up our items, if we decide we don't want the substitution sample we simply hand it back to the SA and now he/she will have more samples for other customers.    I'd be happy because I could still shop in the convenience of my pajamas home, still get the perk of my promo code, but eliminate waste (boxes, filler paper, multiple ups truck trips...)   Sorry this is so long, but I really think this could be a win win situation if implemented properly    
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BEAUTY PRO e4stofthesun / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Actualy, an SA told me this summer that there is a new program- for brands that aren't carried in store, or something that is online-only, you can get the SA to order it... see post
JCPenny gift cards valid at Sephora inside JCP?
Can I use a JCPenny giftcard at the Sephora inside JCP in the store?
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No. see post
L'Oreal
So maybe I have been living under a rock for my entire life, but does everyone know all of the brands that L'Oreal owns?? SOME include: Lancome, Armani, YSL, Biotherm, Kiehls, Ralph Lauren, Shu Uemura, Clarisonic, Victor & Rolf, and Urban Decay. I always knew that L'Oreal was a French company and was highly regarded and thought of to have good quality products because of that... however I did not know that they own so many of the brands that I use everyday! It makes me sort of feel ripped off... like should I just buy L'Oreal from the drugstore? On L'Oreal's websites the above brands are called L'Oreal Luxe, so I assume they have better quality ingredients...but I just don't know what to think... Thoughts??
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with everything that has been said before.  It's good to be educated about parent companies but it is also pretty common these days that many brands get bought o... see post
Need a great brown eyeliner.
I've used Kat Von De's Tattoo Liner but it's no longer available in brown. What is the next best thing?  I wish it was still available
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BEAUTY GURU dyslexia / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
It's a Stila party and we're all invited!   Seriously, this is my go-to brown liner. I do love the Marc Jacobs highliners, but they are a totally different beast (and ... see post
Please help me!!
I. NEED. HELP. Skincare isn't something that I have ever been good with, I have never really learnt what I need to work with my skin. I keep spending money on skincare and then returning products when they don't work out for me and I really need some advice!! I have light/medium skin with combo skin and an oily t-zone. I break out often, mostly on my forehead. I have acne scares and minor skin discolouration. I also have fairly large pores. I need a skincare regimen that works. I just bought products from AmorePacific - the cleanser, exfoliator and the gel moisturizer. I like them but it has only been a few days and I am skeptical. It was also a TON of money and I am a student. If any one has any suggestions for some new skincare products for me that hopefully won't tear apart my bank account, I would be so grateful!!!!! Also, if you have any foundation recommendations? If there is something that works well with TV, that is preferable for me! Thank you so much!! XO
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BEAUTY PRO Bananya / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
The beauty advisors at the store are generally helpful. If she convinced you to try them, I don't see the harm in giving them a shot. However, if you feel other products... see post
whats the difference between these DDG peels?
Question was EDITED:  I really want to try the DDG peels after reading about so many loving them on here, but what is the difference in the two?   DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength or the same in regular strength?  If I have fairly normal skin, not overly sensitive and used to skin care if this nature...can I go right to the extra strength or is that not needed?     Anyone know of which happenes to be a better deal, there is so many options to choose from, like the 14 Day Challenge etc.  Ill also be stalking the Deals thread, but I may wait until Chic week.  Also, are these a good value in 100 points perk?  I went for one recently and thought Id include one with every order if I can but I dont want to waste points of its not a good deal.  Any help is appreciated, thanks gals!  I know lots of you rave about these.
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was actually looking at the serum also, they have a 14 day kit that comes with it.  I may try the 100 pt perk I got, even though they are extra strength and see if my ... see post
Sephora Rx... Recommended For Your Medical Needs... An Idea
Let me start by saying I do not work for Sephora.. this is just an idea I came up with for Sephora. Let me know your opinions... especially mods!   I came up with this concept for faster search results for diagnosed skincare/medical issues. What if there was a tab specifically for searching recommend products for your medical needs.   For example: Acne Brittle Nails Calluses Cellulite Chapped Lips Dandruff Dermatitis Eczema Hair Loss Madarosis Psoriasis Rashes Rosacea Scars Stretch Marks Sun Damage      
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora has a few links just for acne and what products are recommended.   http://www.sephora.com/how-to-get-rid-of-acne?mediaId=21500047&icid2=Skincare_SkincareAdvice... see post
That was fast sephora.com
I just ordered new foundation and other items yesterday at about 3 pm.  Im in Baltimore.  My UPS says it is already sitting on my doorstep since an hour ago.  WOW!  I know there is a distribution center here in MD but it has never been delivered so fast!!!!  Go Sephora during the holidays!   Now lets hope I got my Dior lipstick promo and not a sub.
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yea, where I am in white marsh, its maybe 20 minutes or so...just never got a box this fast, usually tomorrow would be my day. see post
Sephora Pro Team
As a professional makeup artist for 7 years with published editorial work, celebrity clients and such, where does one can apply to be part of Sephora Pro Team? :-) Thank you.
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nkkglvn73 / RISING STAR / replied
Hello I have received my cosmetology license. I know that a lot of other businesses involved with cosmetics and cosmetic tools offer a pro program where there is a 20%/ ... see post
Upcoming Sales in 2015?
Does anyone know of any sales that are coming up or that are planned for the year?? I thought last year there was one in April for 15% off. I know in November there was the VIB sale for 20% off. And then in December was the 10 off $50 for BI and 20 off $50 for VIBs.   Has anyone heard when and what the sales for 2015 will be? Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The sales are usually the same every year.    Late March/Early April is Chic Week - 15% off May - Triple points on Fragrance August - 2x points for BI, 3x points for... see post
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush
Hey guys! I've been eyeing this brush ever since it came out and I was curious to see what you guys think of it! I'm not planning to get her contour kit, (At least I don't think I am) but this brush seems like something I can't pass up! Let me know your thoughts!
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BEAUTY BUFF svndylau / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thank you! I was worried I wouldn't be able to contour with this brush because it's so soft! see post
out of stock online
If an item is out of stock online, do your stores ship for free to anywhere in the U.S?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi GreeneyedDame,   Masaya is correct - you cannot request to have an item sent to you from a store, or request for item to be sent to a store for pickup. The find i... see post
What is your new HG products?
As the cosmetic market ( skincare, makeup, hair and nail care.....) is growing, we are discovering new and better products. It would be interesting to know people recent discoveries ( holly grail product). So what is your new HG? Why do you like it?   My new HG is the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. Since I started using it, my skin feels smoother, younger and my breakouts are gone.   
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BEAUTY WHIZ mcsxo / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
i tried angels on bare skin many years ago and it did nothing for me! everyone always raves about it...i'm always debating on whether i want to try it again or not. i us... see post
when is Giorgio Armani lasting silk#2 going to be in stock?
I've been waiting to purchase this foundation for a couple weeks now since it has launched in Sephora (only the luminous silk is available in stores)    Does anyone know when the shade #2 will be in stock?   
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you Randee  I've been contemplating on whether or not I should just purchase the Luminous silk instead  this helps alot :)  see post
Opinions of Jurlique Rosewater Mist
Was looking to get opinions on Jurlique Rosewater mist and the Intense version.   For those who have used have you found it useful or just another mist?   I use MAC Fix plus and Evian spray but have not really gotten into spray with multiple added ingridients   Thanks in advance!
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I really love Jurlique's Rosewater Mist. I love rose-scented products. I find them so refreshing and soothing! I have not tried the intense version of this mist though s... see post
Customer Experience Improvement Suggestion - Anti-Loves List
Hey Sephora, thank you tremendously for the loves/heart list. I use it religiously and I know most Sephora ladies do. But over the past few weeks I have discovered a growing need for a "Don't Like/Doesn't Work for me type list."  As I have branched out and tried many varied products I am getting some good understandings of my likes and don't likes. But if I don't have a clear way to keep track of this --- I could possibly repeat my mistakes over time. So I am asking for a "don't like this" type of list.  I know it seems weird and counter productive to the Sephora executives, but if we customers were able to track what we like AND what we don't like, it would reduce confusion, frustration, and returns.   P.S. We could also use more ways to organize, sort, and prioritize our loves list.
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BEAUTY BOSS Ellenmae / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I agree, I would love to organize my love list to "gifts", "buy now", "swatch me" etc. For now, my outside of makeup life I use an app called Wunderlist and I have categ... see post