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I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic.    I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use.    I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile.    Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.   Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.   It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off...    Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:   What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?
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We've all felt the pain of those items that we would have gotten, should have gotten but now must pay way to much to buy from re-sellers.  Maybe collective BT minds can identify (while still in stock) the limited edition must haves. My recents...the Dior Nude illuminating powder (spring 2016) is a pass.  The Chanel Ribbon blush spring 2016) is a maybe.  The YSL Gypsy Opale and Indie Jaspie (face powder and eye shadow) sold out within hours of the YSL site pre-release (it just went live on NM). Anyone have any thoughts on currently available or soon to be limited editions?
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This post is for discussion regarding KVD's new releases and all other things regarding her brand.       In addition to Sephora, Kat's own online makeup store (Kat Von D Beauty) also sells her products.   RECENTLY RELEASED: Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer- http://www.sephora.com/lock-it-color-correcting-ey eshadow-primer-P405808?skuId=1776913 Mini Shade + Light Collection- http://www.sephora.com/shade-light-eye-contour-qua d-P407872?skuId=1776889 Spoiler (Highlight to read)   UPCOMING PRODUCTS: 10 shades of High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipsticks-Delayed, now releasing in Spring Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Concealer, Foundation, Powder & Blush Brushes-TBA Spoiler (Highlight to read)  LE lipsticks for charity & mystery eyeshadows-TBA Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Packaging Sneak Peaks: -New Matte/Metal Palette -Word design for blush & eyeshadow palettes -A new compact designed in the form of a wax seal -Serpentina palette ("Jeweled tones.  Tarnished gold and coppers.  Peacock feathers and Cleopatra's headdress.  Crimson Nile.  The Shades will be epic.") Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Upcoming products without additional information: Kat & Kandee Collab Kat & Too Faced Collab Shade + Light Obsession Everlasting Obsession Liquid Lipstick Set Studded Kiss Lip Liner Kit Makeup Wipes   Updated as of 3/04/2016
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Ladies (and gentlemen!)   Since Canada seems to be getting different/fewer brands added to the website, and any cross-border new releases seem to be several days to weeks later than US releases, I thought we could use our own 'what's new/found in the wild' post.   Please feel free to share any new products/brands you find on the Canadian site here.
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Hello Canadian BTers!   I'm starting this new thread to act as the official update location of new launches, LE products, and brands that are on coming to the US site but may be launching (and returning) to Sephora's Canadian site at a different time. There are a lot of changes happening in real time over here, and in the spirit of communication, this thread is to keep our BTers abreast of the information we have. This is not going to be everything, and could also be subject to change (and hopefully we won't need this thread forever), but we are working with the Canadian team to get as much information for you as we can.   That being said, we will only be using this thread to speak to dates and info about big upcoming launches, LE products, and brands that are on the US site and are coming to the Sephora.ca site. If you have  a question about any of these things, drop it here, and we will do our best to track down the answer for you.   I realize that you guys are feeling all of the feelings right now about the new warehouse move, but this thread is not a venting loop, nor is it a thread to deal with customer service issues (as I don't have any access to our order systems). We've got quite a few of those on the community already (for totes good reason), but I'd like to keep this specific thread informational, if possible.   Okay on to the info! Here's what I know (previous releases in spoiler):   New Launches / LE products Spoiler (Highlight to read) Kat Von D 5th Anniversary Tattoo liner - July 9 (will post time when I have it) Early am PT, around 9 am. Kat Von D 5th Anniversary Tattoo liner - July 9 (will post time when I have it) Early am PT, around 9 am. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Opal Lipstick & Gloss - This is coming to .ca, but has not arrived at the warehouse yet. I will update this thread when I get a date.  Bite Opal Lipstick & Gloss - This is coming to .ca, but has not arrived at the warehouse yet. I will update this thread when I get a date.  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette - Will launch at the same time as the US site, July 12 Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette - Will launch at the same time as the US site, July 12 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Limited Edition Lip Lab 007 - July 15 at 9 am PT Bite Limited Edition Lip Lab 007 - July 15 at 9 am PT Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Maple Collection - July 16 at 9 am PT - This is a different date then the brand gave on their Instagram, so FYI!! Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette - End of July, around 7/27 KVD New Liquid Lipsticks - Potentially same date as US (July 14), but could be a day or two later. Will have more info the week of the 13th.  These will be available by this Thursday 7/16 as well as some of the new Metal Crush eyeshadows.  Bite Maple Collection - July 16 at 9 am PT - This is a different date then the brand gave on their Instagram, so FYI!! Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette - End of July, around 7/27 KVD New Liquid Lipsticks - Potentially same date as US (July 14), but could be a day or two later. Will have more info the week of the 13th.  These will be available by this Thursday 7/16 as well as some of the new Metal Crush eyeshadows.    JEM (I know, I'm waiting with baited breath for this one too) - Tracking this one down after a special request from fellow Jem lover veronika23. The team is on it. KVD Studded Lip - 6 of the shades should go live at the same time as the US (around August 11), but 3 of the shades will go live later in August (Halo, Mercy, Solo)  Metal Crush Eyeshadows - confirming Restocks Spoiler (Highlight to read) Becca Champagne Pop will be back! I'm hearing next week but I will update this thread with a date when I have it.  Thursday 7/16 at 9am PT Becca Champagne Pop will be back! I'm hearing next week but I will update this thread with a date when I have it. Thursday 7/16 at 9am PT KVD Everlasting Lipsticks restock - I am hearing end of August, but will confirm Brands Spoiler (Highlight to read) Laura Mercier (all products) - July 9; I'll update with a time when I have it. Early AM PT, around 9 am. Laura Mercier (all products) - July 9; I'll update with a time when I have it. Early AM PT, around 9 am. St. Tropez - Coming back soon!  Drybar - TBC, but don't give up hope!  Omorovicza - Coming back! Target date is Fall (Sept) Ardency Inn - Coming Soon  Dr. Jart (except acne / SPF skus) - 8/27 PMD - Fall (Sept / Oct)  LaVanila - 8/27 (just deodorants, no fragrance or body lotion)   If you have a question about a new US release or LE product on the .ca site, post it below and I'll try to get you an answer!
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I have been an avid lover of this brand for a quite now but it seems lately like the prices are getting jacked up or they are dropping products all together. For one, the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum now says it cannot be shipped to Canada, why? I have ordered it dozens of times and will be absolutely crushed if I can no longer get it.... If someone could please shed some light on this that would be great.
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What do i do to get it? i know i spend $25 for it, but do i say "Lock it up" at the register? 
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Will the matte lipsticks be carried in the stores or only available online?   Thanks.
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Share photos and reviews on your Sephora Play Subscription Boxes here. If you're looking for reviews on any other box, look here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Subscription -box-photo-sharing/td-p/973905    The subscription program is only offered by invitation at the moment. If you have not received an invite, you can join the waiting list here: http://www.sephora.com/play    I do not have control over who receives invitations (whether they live in test cities or not), but I will edit this once the program opens to new groups.   If you want more information on the program or have questions not related to someone's box review, please visit this thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/PLAY-b y-SEPHORA-Invitation-FAQs/td-p/2124432
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As a longtime Hourglass lover and addict I figured it was time BT had a dedicated thread to one of our/my  favorite brands!    Direct link to the Hourglass page on Sephora: http://www.sephora.com/hourglass   What are your favorite products from this line?   New at Sephora: Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick http://www.sephora.com/vanish-seamless-finish-foun dation-stick-P410532?skuId=1827419&icid2=just_arri ...   New at Nordstrom:   Coming Soon:      
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Since Glossier launched its Phase 2 set today, I thought it would be a good time to start a thread for the brand. Plus, I'm a bit obsessed with its products.   I have a referral link (you get 20% off, PM me for it). $5 off $25 order, expires 7/27: SUMMER16 .   Phase 2 consists of a sheer matte lipstick, concealer, and tinted brow gel.      
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PLAY! by SEPHORA has some exciting news to share with you. Starting in May 2016, we’re expanding PLAY! to the lower 48 states and giving our PLAY! boxes a makeover!   For those of you already on the waitlist as of April 8 th , 2016, we will be sending out invitations in waves until all available spots are filled. Invitations will be sent based on when you joined the waitlist. Spots are still limited, so please act quickly if you receive an invitation. As a reminder, when you receive your invitation to join, be sure to enter the same email address used to join the waitlist. If you don’t receive an invitation this time around, or you joined the waitlist after April 8th – don’t worry! As more spots open up each month, we’ll continue to send out invitations on a rolling, first come, first served basis.   If you would like to join the waitlist, please enter your email by visiting www.sephora.com/play . You will be included in future months’ invitations.   Q: When will invites be sent out to people who are on the waitlist? A: The first wave of invitations for signup will be sent during mid-April 2016. They will continue to be sent out in monthly increments as the program grows.   Q: Where does PLAY! by SEPHORA ship? A: PLAY! by SEPHORA is currently only available in the U.S. and can ship to any address in the contiguous 48 states.   Q: If I do get an invite, am I guaranteed a box? A: Box quantities are limited each month. If you are invited to subscribe to PLAY! by SEPHORA, please redeem your invitation and claim your spot as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out on that month’s box.   Q: Will Canadians have an opportunity to subscribe? A: PLAY! by SEPHORA is not currently available in Canada; however, we will keep you posted on any plans for expansion.   Q: I am a US resident and do not live in one of the contiguous 48 states. When will PLAY! be available to me? A: We are currently exploring ways to expand our shipping capabilities to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Military Bases. We'll be notifying clients as soon as we have an update and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.   For more PLAY! by SEPHORA FAQs please visit the following link> http://www.sephora.com/play-faqs
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I called Sephora world and I asked the lady if they transfer products from store to store. She said no.   Then she said that the store could order it for me and they would send it to me. She said I wouldn't have to pay shipping   So I was confused.   Can you re clarify if this information is correct?   I don't feel it's fair for me to pay shipping for this little product. It's so small. But they would do free shipping if it was worth over $50. 
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So I noticed this new line of skincare products that both Sephora and QVC is carrying. Has anyone here used any of their products or personally heard good/bad things about the brand? I thought about purchasing the lip balm they have just to try the brand out. It appears to be an all natural line (which I can appreciate). Thanks in advance!
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often when i go into sephora, they give me a website to go to in order to write a review of my experience. does anyone have a link to that website? i keep forgetting to write reviews and then when i'm ready, i can't find the website.
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  Today I attended the Bumble & Bumble 500 Point Perk event at The Grand Hair Salon in Brea, California. My reservation included an invite for me and a guest. I attended the event with my sister. The event itself lasted from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm       The invite detailed that there would be stylists doing a dry styling with Bumble & Bumble products, beauty touch ups from Bobbi Brown makeup artists, a gift bag, snacks, and drinks, and raffles for guests to enter.   I have to say honestly, this was the best Sephora experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and inviting! I checked in with the front desk where my sister and I were promptly given our raffle tickets and our goodie bags (one for each person, so we ended up taking home two bags). All guests received the same (super cute) bag which included deluxe sizes of:   B&B Surf Foam Spray (FULL SIZED!!) BB Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner & Hairspray BB Repair Blow Dry  Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick in Taupe Bobbi Brown Mascara Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream $10 Sephora Gift Card & Mirror Compact 10 Shots of Botox ($120 Value, for use in the Salon, not pictured)       Tiny quip here, I, along with my sister and many other guests, were around the age of early 20's. None of us have no need for Botox or any cosmetic work done, so it would have been nice to have some kind of substitute for the service (like one laser underarm treatment, during the event packages of three treatments were being raffled off). That being said, it was super nice for this voucher to be given at all and I appreciate the thought!   The event was nicely supplied with drinks, cookies and pastries, along with sandwiches and cheese platters.    People were taken in by groups to have their hair styled. I sat down with Chandler and she was super nice! I told her I wanted to learn how to style my hair with the Surf products, using dry hair (I'm a night shower-er) on short, thick/fine hair. She explained throughly what product she used, why she was using it, and how to use it. She made sure I could see what was actually being done to my hair so I could try to replicate it myself at home. I was left with beautiful beachy waves and now I'm so excited to try the technique when I have some time!   Beauty touchups with Bobbi Brown meant sitting down with a makeup artist and choosing two areas to focus on: I choose eyes and skin. I don't remember my MUA's name but she was Asian (maybe her name started with a R?) but she definitely knew what she was doing. I was looking for a daytime smokey eye to make my hazel eyes pop and she nailed it. Foundation-wise, she gave me a lighter coverage foundation, since my skin only had some redness. She basically did a full face on me and never have I been so sold on the products she used on me! I am definitely coming back to Brea to purchase the foundation and eyeshadows she used on me.  On my sister, she did a beautiful soft pink every-day eye that looked wonderful on my sister.   They had a picture opportunities that I didn't take advantage of, but I heard they were fun!   This was the BEST experience I have ever had with a retail company event. The music was great, guests and stylists alike were excited to be there. I just wanted to give a HUGE shoutout to all of the stylists at The Grand and to the Sephora at Brea for organizing such a wonderful event. It definitely won't be my last.    
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I NEED HELP WITH NEW FOUNDATION SHADE SO I GO TO A STORE,HOWEVER,WHENEVER I HAVE SHOPPED SEPHORA I NEVER GET ANY SAMPLES! WHY????
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I live in New York City, regular day about to hop onto my laptop and buy a naked blush from online sephora. I open the sephora website and it says WELCOME AMAL ( not you? sign out ) and i was like what the actual F*** ( my name is Elizabeth) so I'm like okay let me see who's account this is because nobody uses my laptop other then me. So i see someone from santa monica ( i knew this because i went to see what was recently bought just to double check someone just happened to change my name or whatever)  hacked my account and changed my email and password. ( yes i signed out because i said oh maybe this is a glitch and ill just sign in to mine you know) I try to sign in to mine and it does not happen. I go to my email associated with my sephora account and it tells me WELCOME AMAL, your email has been changed and you will no longer receive emails from sephora to this email. Then i started to tear a little because I've accumulated thousands of points on sephora and i wasn't sure if they used any of it or what the case was. Then i found out they were awarded and new VIB ROUGE CARD ( i currently only had VIB ) and they gave who ever it was VIB ROUGE welcome kit. Now that I'm really pissed the F*** off i call customer service and they were able to give me the account back and restore my points but i forgot to ask if i go into a sephora store and tell them what happened, will they give me my new upgrade card and my welcome kit? This scared me because i was not sure if i had credit card information saved on my account and turns out i didn't. But that just goes to show that sephora is easily hackable and i advise for anyone who is reading this to not save your credit card information and use a capital on your password to make it harder to hack into. follow me on instagram: MICKBETH
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Hopefully I am not stepping on any toes with the No-buy thread or P10P of the past- but I know I require inspiration to use up long neglected products and have never actively sought to finish something up. It can be thrilling! It's almost as good as buying new product, right?*   Feel free to join me in forcibly integrating products I should probably just throw away into my routine in an effort to finish them off. Pick 5 products (doesn't need to be full size, baby steps) and begin!   My 5 Pan Challenge: 1. Chanel Rouge Gabrielle 2. Benefit 'That Gal' highlighter 3. Glossier face mist 4. MAC eyeshadow quad from circa 1912 5. Dr. Jart Cermadin day tint deluxe sample     (*Wrong)
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My wedding is this coming Sunday and I booked and appointment for me and my one bridesmaid. I was asking a whole bunch of questions and a few got looked over. They also set me up for a bridal trial run appointment also. I just want to know if I have to purchase $50 worth of product the day of the wedding AND the trial run or if that is complimentary.
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  When will Sephora start selling the MUFE Water Blend foundations?
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Okay, I can't help it!!   So my friend is really intrigued by this product. She lives in the Philippines and I buy stuff for her from here when it's not available there. Now there are some people selling this "Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation" - and I'm kinda baffled because I have never heard of this!   They claim that it's not yet released and kind of prototype thing... but I'm so not believing that. I think it's fake... but your thoughts? Ever encountered this?   ADD : And they said this is from Canada?    
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Hi!   I have incredibly fair skin and have been on the hunt for a foundation that does not cause flashback. Even the foundations that people say do not cause flashback, cause flashback on me. I don't know if it is because of my fair skin or something else but I am trying to find a fix to the problem.    What foundations/powder foundations do you use that do not cause flashback? Any advice or great foundations you have heard do not cause flashback?    Thanks! 
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I see that a lot of the NUDE Skincare products are in the sale section. I LOVE this line! Are the products being discontinued/no longer carried by Sephora, or are they just being rolled out in different packaging?
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Just wanted to take this opportunity to give a little organic love and shout out @WanderBeauty .    My Exquisite Eye Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade Mocha arrived yesterday in the mail, adorably wrapped in black and white striped tissue paper, even. Of course I'm much too impatient to have thought to take a picture, but thankfully my quick-thinking boyfriend thought to document the process:   Okay, that may or may not be me... but I believe everyone who participated in the "Name Our Shades" thread a while back will be receiving something (fingers crossed for you, Canada). So I'm sure someone who is significantly more composed upon receiving new toys in the mail can document.   Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but really looking forward to giving it a test drive!    So thank you again to @WanderBeauty  for including us BTers in your naming process and spreading the love!
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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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Hi,   Is the Josie Maran Argan Oil something that is recommended to use on face? If so, where in your skincare routine would it go?    Thanks in advance!