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Afternoon BT! I got the Medi-Spa Peel from Dr. Dennis Gross from Sephora au gratis and these are the results. Today 8/22 is Day 1.  I will switch off each day with Alpha Beta Original strength peels.  Results with 1 use: smoothed my skin, reduces a majority of redness, helped dry up 2 under the skin pimples that have been driving me crazy, and my skin glows!    *I never ever post pictures of my skin without make up or some additional skin care but you all are so nice it makes it much easier!* Here we go!              Before:                      AFTER :     So Far So Good DDG never disappointing with his products. The pads felt softer than the AB.Peels, and they have specific directions to follow for actually putting it on your face. Very easy to follow. The smell is mellow compared to the peels. I'll update every other day as I use the Medi-Spa peel but I'll take pictures every day Cheers!
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My love for Sephora continues. I was sent a comped, brand new, full sized Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel (launching 08-26-14) to review. I will use it for the first time tonight, so check back to this post if the product interests you.    
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Hi BeautyFriends,   I have been craving the Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Awakening Blush for ages.  I really want to order it now with the great Fresh promo code.  But $44 is so much money for a blush!   I did something interesting.  I figured out that the Dior comes to $169 per oz.  By contrast, Nars blushes are $30 but have less product.  They come out to $187.50 per oz.  I had fun and computed a few brands to see how they compared.  Here they are in descending order of price:   Bobbi Brown Blush:  $26 for 0.13 oz = $200 per oz Nars Blush:   $30 for 0.16 oz  = $187.50 per oz Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Awakening Blush:  $44 for 0.26 oz = $169 per oz Tarte Blush:  $26 for 0.2 oz = $130 per oz Benefit Dandelion: $28 for 0.25 oz = $112 per oz.   This was fun to do.  Since I already own 2 Nars blushes I guess the Dior is not quite out of my price range. ;-)   PS: This is my whole current blush collection: Benefit Dandelion Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Nars Gaiety Nars Sex Fantasy Physician's Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Blush in Rose Pearl   Of course, I don't really need the Dior...  but- but- it's so perfect!
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Hi all!   I am currently searching for a nice-sized makeup travel bag. I love the ones with individual pockets for brushes and a clear bag zipper for storage, but I'm not looking for anything too big or bulky. I generally don't carry a lot of makeup around but I just need a bigger bag because the Sephora Brush handles are so long!! They don't fit in my normal-sized makeup bag so I am on the hunt for a new one   Any suggestions, any brands would be helpful. Just want something light and large enough to fit my brushes. Thanks!!
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I'm fairly new to ebates compared to most ladies on BT. I've never seen the percentage so high? Have you?
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I was invited to attend the Square One Opening Party here in Toronto. When I showed up, SAs were shouting and dancing and the music was blasting! They stamped my hand ("with an everlasting Sephora tattoo!") and I entered heaven.   I'm not over-exaggerating, either. The whole store was brand spanking new, with never-before-swatched products galore! I even got to peel a few products open There were also products that haven't come out in other stores/online yet, so that was a neat surprise !   There were lots of servers walking around with glasses of strawberry champagne, sparkling lime water, and lots of yummy little snacks (cheesecake pops, fig tartlets, chocolate cupcakes, etc.). Oh, and there was a DJ.    The SAs were still of the genuinely happy to help variety, not yet battle scarred by months of terrible customers   It turned out to be a really amazing event! I walked around smiling and had a really great time! To me, this event was way better than the Rouge thing a few weeks ago. Anyway, here are some photos I managed to snap:   A YSL set I've never seen before:   UD Basics 2!!   Nars Audacious lippies:   At some point during the evening, the SAs all stopped what they were doing and did a full choreographed dance!     My Sephora 'tattoo' Opening up a fresh jar of Caudalie My swatches started getting out of control   And here's what I ended up getting! (I'm in my eyeliner phase, don't judge me.) We also all got a gift bag full of goodies - no purchase required - from a beautiful tall model when we left!   Inside the gift bag (it also included a $25 gift card!) Just had to take a photo of the cutest mini fragrance bottle!
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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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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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http://www.sephora.com/neutraleyes-volume-ii-natur al-eye-palette-P286100?skuId=1328889   http://www.sephora.com/beauty-the-box-amazonian-cl ay-eye-shadow-quad-P376024?skuId=1461110   http://www.sephora.com/collectors-edition-maracuja -c-brighter-eye-treatment-P384588?skuId=1577998   http://www.sephora.com/glamazon-pure-performance-1 2-hour-lipstick-P375344?skuId=1437201
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I just changed my clarisonic brush and underneath there was some mold beginning to form.  I took an old toothbrush and scrubbed it clean, but still.....   Anyone have suggestions on how to fix/prevent this and what is the best way to clean them if it cannot be prevented?
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So I'm going to get three or four products from Perricone soon, for me this is a rather large purchase (like $350-450?).  Trying to decide WHERE to get these, probably online.     Sub-D, Body Plasma, and Chloro Plasma (also possibly Blue Plasma).   I am crossing my fingers for an awesome GWP like a mixed bag or something from a lesser known online shop?  With luxury items in it from brands I don't see all the time?   That's my ideal world.   Any good GWP going lately?
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Is it going to be back in stock ever?  Or has it gone the way of the dodo?  It's been OOS for ages now.   If it's not coming back, what's a good substitute?  I'm not looking for a self-tanner, just something I can put on my lily white legs when required.
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Hi ladies. This is the first time I have ever been on Beauty Talk and I'm needing some input on Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. In theory, I love this product. I've had it for about two weeks now and have used it and played around with it every day. My problem is that when it dries it leaves white, flaky spots on my face that look exactly like dried glue. I warm the product between my fingers before application and pat it on as opposed to rubbing it on. Still have problems with flaky, white unattractiveness. I really don't want to return it because like I said I love the idea of this product I really want it to work! Anyone have a similar experience or tips on how to apply this product without it looking like dried glue? Any help would be MUCH appreciated!
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I am thinking of investing in Tarte's Pure Maracuja Oil. I've read reviews saying it made people's skin less oily and softer, but I've also read it helped people's dry skin.  What are your thoughts on it?   I have combo skin. I get oily on my nose and forehead, but I have occasional dry patches on my cheeks. Also, how do you sleep with it on without getting oil all over your pillow? How do you apply it?
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Why do I keep seeing the Boscia mask duo only to have it tell me it's sold out? My friend wrote to Sephora asking if it was still in stock about two weeks ago and was told they no longer carried it and she should look at dif masks. If this is the case why is Sephora still putting up the products in the sale section? I've been stalking it for weeks! Has anyone had luck in purchasing this recently?
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I feel a little embarrassed to ask this. lol I really have never used wax to keep my brows in line but as it came in my lorac brow kit, I would like to get some use of it. I'm just not sure on the application for it! Do I use a brush or fingers? So stupidly confused on this. xD 
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My Sephora has one of the best staff there. Everyone remembers my face, some have made the effort of remembering my name which is so flattering. Last night I went to buy a Sephora brand eyeshadow, I have never bought single shadows but the other day I bought one and I was so impresed that I decided to buy my white matte from the sephora line too. Anyway, I walk in and instantly see the new MUFE artist shadows and naturally I gravitate towards them, by the way... blown -away-. A sephora lady comes up to me and provides me with information about the mufe shadows and I ask her about the one I bought but unfortunately in stores they don't have the name of the shadows - just the number. We ended off with the note "Okay, I'll let you play now!" .. I have never been told this but I definitely felt like a kid in a candy show - which is a great feelnig in my opinion! I love it when I'm not just being stared at, or often have them come up to me and ask if I need help. It was a great experience and all because that lady made it so with her words     The clients are another thing though, I was in line - the first one too - and I was waiting for someone to call me up so I could pay and this girl out of nowhere just gets in front of me ... and after a while she says "Oh I'm sorry, where you here first?"....no kidding, she did leave after I feel that I had the look of death on me. >_>   That aside, I love my sephora and its employees! 
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Just like comparing cars or computers, I wish there was a side by side comparison tool for products on Sephora.  I want to line up and compare, rating, size, price and ingredients.  So often, I find myself bouncing around between products when trying to filter through choices and I get my options tangled.  At the moment, I've decided I need a toner in my life (a first).  So many options! 
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With my last few shipments I noticed that Sephora started using OnTrac for rouge free three day shipping. I don't like the OnTrac online tracking system because it doesn't list an estimated delivery date. So how am I supposed to know if my package is.... on track?   If anyone has any advice on how to fix this, I would love to hear it.
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Did Dior rename their Pore Refining  Moisturizer to the Close-Up Pore Reducing Pro-Youth Moisturizer?
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Let me just start off by saying that I absolutely love all of the Glamglow masks!   However, my two most favourite masks are the Supermud Clearing Treatment and the Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment.   Can anyone let me know if this is a good routine for both masks: I feel it would be very beneficial to have a clearing treatment and a deep cleanse in one regime. I was thinking of using the Supermud every Wednesday and the Powermud every Sunday... is this a good regime or is using both masks once a week too much for the skin? Let me know! All input is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!   Ps, my skin type is combination oily, acne prone, and dehydrated.
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I love Sephora, and makeup and I don't mean to rant but this is annoying! Although I am only 16 I have spent over $650 at Sephora in the past year or so! And I find it intolerable when workers are rude or judgmental based on my age! I have been followed around the store and completely watched for my age to completely ignored for it! I have been given great service at Sephora, but recently it has become worse and I honestly don't know what I should do about it!
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I'm always on the lookout for fun pretty sets for gift giving - like the ones Sephora launches every Fall. Do you guys have your favorite-ever pretty sets? I loved the 2013 Sephora set (the one that opened like a vanity and I'm pretty much in love with the Pupa dolls that have been around for a couple of years...
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I'd really like to see Paul & Joe, Anna Sui, and Les Merveilleuses de Laduree at Sephora. I know that Sephora Champs Elysees has Les Merveilleuses as well as the Sephora across the street from Galleries Lafayette in Paris.
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I tend to lean toward lighter more neutral shades but sometimes have fun with an eyeliner, like in grayish purple or mossy green ( thank you Urban Decay!) and I always go big on mascara. Any advice or new  ideas? Thank you!
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  I love the scent of the baby products - baby wash, lotion and powder  I know that the shampoo is a bit less effective than the "adult" versions but does that apply to the washes as well?  is the baby wash enough?