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TheSocialQuota
Found in the Wild "New"
Ok BT, what did you find today?   Edit 10-2, feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to Love or Buy. ^-^   As an FYI, here are the 26 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 morning and late afternoon and post what I find.   Acqua di Parma, Ardency Inn, Antasasia, Atelier Cologne, BareMinerals, Bite Beauty, Chloe, Elizabeth and James, 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
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meganm3
BEAUTY BUFF meganm3 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
If you watch the video on the Bite Beauty Mix n Mingle Lip Mini page there are more shades coming!!! 12 in total! Exciting stuff!:) see post
chloe3036
Clarisonic Smart Profile - First impression Review!!
I was very lucky and blessed to win the Clarisonic giveaway last week and I received the device kit yesterday in the morning!! Let me first say, Thank you Sephora and Clarisonic for this awesome giveaway!   I didn't expect Sephora would send me the kit this fast though.  (BTW, am I the first winner who got this??)  I couldn't move any faster to open the box. The device kit was much bigger than I thought it would be, plus a congratulation memo from Sephora .   I roughly went through the manual first and learned that I have to charge the device for 24 hours prior to the first use. So I charged it and tried it today. I think I've never been excited to go home and wash my face . Who knew I would be this excited to take off my make up, lol.  As soon as I came home, I ran straight to my bathroom and used the device. And you know what? It's AMAZING!   I've been using Neutrogena Microdermabraison system over a year. And it's the only cleansing device I've ever tried. I heard a lot of good things about Clarisonic, but I never reached out for one because of its price tag. I'm more of a makeup girl and I don't spend my fortune for skincare. I was quite happy with my Neutrogena system and would've been forever happy with it only if I didn't know how good Clarisonic is!!   As I'm entering my late 20's, I've noticed that my pores are getting bigger and I spotted more blackheads on my nose. These were the reasons I bought the Neutrogena system at the first place. But holly molly! Clarisonic is so much softer and moisturizing(?) and also doesn't leave me the tingly or itchy feelings and redness on my face that Neutrogena always gave me.   I think it's the brush that makes the biggest difference. The Clarisonic brush is so soft compared to the Neutrogena pad (not brush). The pad has a bit of sand feeling on the surface (Feels like a scrub that has really big particles in it). And I don't get how it could even moisturize my face. I guess moisturizing is not really a proper term here, but I actually feel like my face is very moistened after using it without any noticeable redness on my cheeks and forehead. Every time I used Neutrogena, my face turned quite red for a few hours, but Clarisonic didn't make my cheeks that red at all! My face is very smooth and feels like baby skin now. I can't stop rubbing my cheeks (perv alert!).    I also have to mention how nice the device stand is. The stand makes easy to place the device. And the charger is magnetic. There are just little something, but very nice little something . Overall I think this device is so worth the money and deserves a good review.   I was actually ready to criticize this product before using it. I didn't want to be all so nice because I got it free. Yet I'm only telling you guys how good it is because I can't literally think of any con right now. (I used it only for once. I'm not sure if I'll find some cons in the future.)   If I knew Clarisonic is this great, I would've bought one with my own money a long time ago. I'm wondering how this Smart profile is different from Mia 1 and 2 though. Anyway I'm seriously so thankful for this giveaway to let me have this wonderful device in my life! What a beautiful night for me!!   *I didn't mean to write this long.. but I had so much to tell you guys!! lol  
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jisub89
BEAUTY BOSS jisub89 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Great review! I have the Mia (1st gen) and the Smart Profile seems to be longer and has more options. I really want to upgrade but can't bring myself to until my current... see post
66claire
can some one share a 20% employee code ~? I really need it !
  hey, i am currently a community college student who really saved up for this 20% annul sale ( for saving some money of course). I have to work to pay my tuition, so i don't have that much to spend for my own things. I am waiting for this 20% off for several months already. I hope someone could do me a fever and send my a code for it ! please it it to Claire6her@gmail.com                   
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tehprincessjenn
HALL OF FAMER tehprincessjenn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not sure if troll or really desperate with the mis-spellings. Hey, I just went to a Sephora, needed to get Meteorites before they sold out, didn't get a FF code (didn't... see post
googoo13
How much does it cost to get my makeup done at Sephora?
I want to get my makeup done for a concert. I want the makeup to be kinda crazy to! Will Sephora do this? How much does it cost? Thnaks!
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shapeshifter
HALL OF FAMER shapeshifter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You don't have to pay for the makeover, that's free, but you are required to spend at least $50 the day of your appointment at most stores. You can request the look you ... see post
nishcakes
Alexis Bittar Gold Mirror Compact
I completely snoozed on this, and now it's OOS. I have my fingers crossed that there will be a restock. Mods, will there be? (Just lie to me.)
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meagboho
BEAUTY MASTER meagboho / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It shows as in stock to me see post
vegchililover78
What are your favorite fall/winter time staples?
I'm sitting here with my soft plush blanket and warm cat on my lap feeling very happy it's getting chilly. Got me to thinking, what are some good fall/winter staples for fragrance, lotion, makeup...etc? Doesn't even have to be about beauty. Do you love peppermint mochas from Starbucks? Eager to make/eat a pumpkin roll?  
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vegchililover78
BEAUTY WHIZ vegchililover78 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My dad used to have a disco Christmas cassette tape. It's been lost for many years, but there was a time when the holidays weren't right without it! see post
ashowee
Lush Love
Alright, I just discovered LUSH! I haven't taken a bath in forever, but I bought a bath bomb from LUSH. Now I think I will be taking a bath every night! UGH! So Wonderful!!! Who else love LUSH?!?! What are your favs?
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cspriverratz
BEAUTY PRO cspriverratz / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Northern Lights is SO pretty, highly recommend! And as for the face masks, it really depends on your skin type. My top three are Love Lettuce, Brazened Honey, and Oatifi... see post
rinstar
NARS Digital World lip pencil set
When will the NARS Digital World lip pencil set be available? I am just dying to get it!
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rinstar
BEAUTY MAVEN rinstar / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I did see that as the date, I think I got confused when other items started showing up already. So I will wait til Nov 1 then! see post
spacesuit
UD Full Frontal
For anyone who has the UD Full Frontal Lipstick Stash - can you confirm whether the box is reusable? I like to re-use boxes from gift sets to store makeup and I've heard there were some problems with the foam insert not coming unstuck from this one.
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CeliaV
BEAUTY MASTER CeliaV / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Confirm it will take effort.  It is, however, nice if you have some of the other sample-sized Revolution lipsticks and want to sort of curate your own travel kit.  Plus ... see post
Amy4102011
Clarisonic
Debating between clarisonic mia 1 or mia 2? Are the 2 speeds worth it? I have normal skin with little accumulation of oil
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Amy4102011
BEAUTY MAVEN Amy4102011 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The speeds on mia2 actually felt the same to me when I tested it in store see post
gmoss90
HELP!!
I  somehow got on sephora's Canadian site!  I have been trying for two hours to switch back to the USA site!  Oh, I've  hit the little flag several times even tho it shows USA.  AND I  cleared the cache.  PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND!
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gingerblack
HALL OF FAMER gingerblack / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem lol see post
lecia1167
Make Match suggestion
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.
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agreed spoiledbrat. Sephora is more generous than they have to be. They don't have to give anything away for free. I don't know many other high end retailers that sell c... see post
UKLizzie88
What is the biggest Sephora in Manhattan?
Hi everyone I'm heading over to NYC in November and have a huge list of things I want to buy from Sephora! Can anyone tell me which is the largest / best store to head to?    Thanks
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nishcakes
HALL OF FAMER nishcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Check out this thread...   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Where-s-the-biggest-and-best-store-in-NYC/qaq-p/1707678 see post
Mochapj
How often do the online sample selections change?
I got enabled into ordering the Nars Almeria blush this morning, and I want to use one of my match game codes, but I'm not into any of this morning's samples.   does anyone know how often they rotate?
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einai
BEAUTY BOSS einai / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I think it depends on how much of each sample Sephora has in stock. I noticed that the more popular/rare ones sometimes lasted less than a day, while some can remain on ... see post
StyleLynn
Benefit Advent Calendar 2014
  *NOW AVAILABLE on Sephora*   First at look at Benefit's Advent Calendar for this year. Rumoured to be retailing for $119 and coming out in November!
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StyleLynn
HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
haha. Sorry to disappoint you, I am a real person ;) see post
Irishmoon
Eyes...47 yo needs major eyes performance...plastic surgery kind
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!!
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rosalinda62
SCENE QUEEN rosalinda62 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
please advise what worked best on dark circles as I have yet to find a concealer that does the job.  I have puffiness as well and the dreadful line under the circles... ... see post
shaunyb
Suggestion for "Favorites" list on Sephora.com
I've accumulated quite a few favorites I want to keep track of. Would love to have more features, such as ability to group favorites (skincare, lipstick, foundation, etc.)   Would be extra fabulous to be able to make some notes ...   Does anyone else think so?
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beachyt
BEAUTY PRO beachyt / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Same! I miss the old wish list feature, even if it wasn't top notch. For now I add things to my Amazon wish list through their browser button but I do know that if there... see post
handira
Why is Sephora hygiene standard falling (international store)?
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
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Handira,   I'm sorry to hear this! I recommend reaching to the store directly:http://www.sephora.com/international/international.jsp for further assistance with t... see post
candacebt
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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opinionatedjenn
BEAUTY BOSS opinionatedjenn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
And, random thoughts of course. Lol. see post
crflh
Tarte Brushed with Destiny Makeup Brush Set !
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 
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keniarodriguez
keniarodriguez / FRESH FACE / replied
Does anyone know if this is going to restock!? I know macys and the tarte website have it but I have a promo code I want to use!  see post
marlenecol
New from Glamglow - I want it!
anyone see these yet?  I wonder how much they will cost!    
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twilightnicky
BEAUTY BUFF twilightnicky / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Looking forward to samples of these :D see post
knadala
Sephora website feature
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.  
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DTalksAll
HALL OF FAMER DTalksAll / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I remember that! :D  see post
LucyDonovan
Friends and Family Coupon Code
Hi,  I was just wondering if anyone had a employee appreciation friends and family code they would be willing to give to me. It would be very much appreciated!  
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi all,    Before this gets worse, I'm going to close the thread so you all keep your hearts.   Remember we have more Holiday offers coming up soon and we will b... see post
ChicDabbler
What should I get? SK-II or Alexis Bittar?
Holiday season is coming and this is a stressful month, so I figure I'd treat myself to something a little expensive I usually don't buy. But I can't decide what I want! =O   Has anyone tried the Alexis Bittar brush? Sephora LE/holiday brushes are a hit or miss for me, but this is too pretty to dismiss...  http://www.sephora.com/alexis-bitar-liquid-gold-be auty-brush-travel-wrap-P389166?skuId=1630482   Has anyone tried and loved the SK-II face treatment essence? I have tried the sheet mask but not the other two, very VERY tempted....  http://www.sephora.com/pitera-essence-set-P383903? skuId=1573062   Or, I can go for something fancy and not-LE like Marc Jacob's bronzer brush, or Caudalie Beauty Elixir......... so what is on your wishlist (or stash) that is a bit too expensive but you just can't stop wanting them?
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kam71
BEAUTY PRO kam71 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Oh gosh Randee ya just jinxed me, I was holding off on the Park Avenue Princess, now it's in my shopping bag...Egads!  It is gorg. :) ~KAM see post
TJBPINK
Cute Soap & Glory Gift Card Holder
These cute little gift card holders include a mini S&G body butter for $6. Last year I bought several of the Fresh gift card holders with the mini lip balm & loved them. Great way to give someone an extra surprise along with a gift card or cash.    http://www.sephora.com/the-righteous-butter-body-m oisturizer-gift-card-holder-P390992?skuId=1656446
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Fresh mini lip balm, and JM Argan oil gift card holders were so cute last year!    I hope that they offer more GC holders this year, in addition to this S&G one! W... see post
akhorounjaia
What does Sephora do with used returned products?
itscarin
HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yup, that is a scary proposition.  I know I swipe things on the back of my hands but I'm so scared of putting something on my face. see post
kssweetheart
Looks like PinkTober is upon us. This means new items For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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.
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's a pretty color! And with every order  $3 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. see post
rebbenav
Most loved or reviewed?
I'm trying to make a wish list for any upcoming sales and had a thought...Is there a way to search for items with a high "loved" or review count. I would love to see what I'm missing.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Rebbenav,   We currently do not have that type of feature but, I will be sure to forward your suggestion! Right now you can just view the amount of loves on the i... see post
linnylinh
Return policy
I returned a foundation that i used once and was the wrong color for me through mail, because I bought it online. I returned it about 1-2 weeks after I received the item. Its been over a month (30+ days) and i have not received any confirmation that my package was returned and my money is not returned. What do i need to do? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi linnylinh!   Returns are currently taking approximately 5 weeks to process. Our Distribution Center recently moved to a new warehouse and this has caused a little... see post
BuxomBabe80
Please read if you are new to BT!!!!
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! 
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
itscarin you just outed yourself! haha just kidding ;)  see post