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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. ^-^ 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   I've edited out the brands since I'm doing my best to check everything. This is a tad more difficult with very established and broad brands like Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown that have deep selections for colors. Your help in spotting anything new is appreciated!
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Some others and I were talking about Ardency Inn the other day on the WAYWT thread, so I thought I'd start a thread for the brand where you can add swatches, ask questions, and give opinions.
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I don't mean expensive ones like AmorePacific but more like from the inexpensive brands Etude House, Skin Food, Face Shop, Innisfree, Leneige, Nature Republic etc.   I've tried and likes: - Etude House wonderpore toner - Skin Food peach sake pore serum - erm, currently working my way through 70+ sheet masks from brands above (plus My Beauty Diary and Tony Moly)   So aside from those, any favorite scrubs, masks, treatment, moisturizer etc?
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I can't keep up with all of these LE releases and had no idea Indiscretion would disappear before I could order. Is this available in store? At another retailer?
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today, i received some products from Sephora, by a brand called Belif.   its a Korean skincare brand that will be launching at Sephora in March.   i was so excited to receive these products because it's the first time i've been sent something from Sephora.   i'm going to try one of the moisturizers tonight and i'll be back to update ~~   have any of you tried products from this brand? or received them from Sephora?
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I've never used anything from them before but then I saw they were having that huge sale so I snagged some items up. Anyone know why their whole line is on sale? Are they rebranding? I'm afraid I'll really like the products haha. 
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Any advice on how to get clearer skin and get rid of blackheads. I was thinking proactive but i,m not sure. Please help!
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With the harsh wind and negative degree weather, I've been fighting to make sure my face doesn't shrivel up and flake off. Sephora, or rather, BeautyTalk seems to have read my mind and sent me two moisturizers from the new line Belif that Sephora now carries for me to dissect, play with and use. Spoiler (Highlight to read) While I'm familiar with most popular Korean skincare brands like Amore Pacific, Innisfree, Etude House, Nature Republic...... I have never heard of Belif until now. A google/youtube/random Korean forum search turned up mostly press-release/promotional articles with only a handful of reviews. Some poking at their brand website/social media told me their online presence started in 2010 and they started becoming popular/getting award ~2012, so it's a relatively new brand (eventho the herbal practice and fancy blah blah are based on 150yr old practice from Europe). But anyways, onto the product review!   The moisturizers come in a thick and sturdy plastic jar. The packaging have a clean and natural feel to it. I think it's cute how the cap looks like dandy black hats, but more relevantly, THANKYOU for printing the expiration date on the bottom of the jar instead of me having to go hunt for it. NOTE: Dates for most Asian products are printed as day/month/year, or in this case May 20th, 2017.   Belif The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb Description in image above, ingredients list in image below. Upon opening up the inner lid, a pretty strong spicy scent hit my nose......ginger with a hint of radish? However, the scent lessens as you apply it onto your face and mostly goes away after 10-20 minutes. It is a white medium/heavy weight cream that feels pretty luxe on the skin. It spreads easily, but takes a while to sink in and for the greasy feeling to disappear. I applied what I thought was a normal amount but it took an hour to sink in completely, so I guess you don't need a lot. Comparison : The thickness reminds me of Ole Henriksen Truth creme but this feels creamier, slightly greasy, while OH feels a bit more silicone-y. This is lighter than Murad Hydrodynamic moisturizer and L'occitane Shea. Skin type : great for dry skin, also appropriate for combination/normal skin but apply sparingly. It didn't irritate even near lashline or on sensitive/just healed skin (due to scar/pimple) so I'd say it should be safe for sensitive skin, unless you are sensitive to alcohol, dimethicone or plant extracts.   Belif The True Cream - Aqua Bomb Description in back of packaging image above, ingredients list in image below. Upon opening the inner lid, there is a strong fresh, juicy scent with a hint of spicy. The scent is milder, and fresher/cleaner, than Moisturizing Bomb and goes away quite easily. It is a medium weight gel cream that spreads easily and sinks in well. There's no sensation but that of water and the skin drinking it in. It feels weightless on the skin with no residue after a few minutes but the skin stay hydrated. Comparison : It is a bit thicker than other gel moisturizers I like to use in the summer (Bliss Oxygen+C, Clinique yellow gel, Clinique Moisture surge gel cream), takes a bit longer to sink in, and feels a bit more hydrating. It reminds me of Philosophy Take a Deep Breathe, but I think this feels nicer on the skin (and Philosophy TDB's got micro shimmer in it, what?) Skin Type: best for combination/normal skin. It probably also works for dry skin in the summer or oily skin in the winter. If your skin is truly very oily, I recommend try something lighter than this.   Overall impression . I like them! Sometimes I have the problem where the moisturizer end up flaking/peeling off or rolling into little balls on my skin due to silicone or peach fuzz, but even when I applied these two moisturizers generously, there is no flaking. The only thing I can nitpick about these two moisturizers is that they take awhile to sink in, but they leave the skin soft and hydrated. I like them and would recommend them to everyone for winter, but I would not recommend them for summer unless you've got dry skin, or at least remember to apply sparingly.   UPDATE (3/20/2015): So my cheeks have been irritated and dry lately due to weather, to the point where when I apply serum or moisturizer, half the time it burns or doesn't sink in. I was scared to try this since the fragrance is quite strong and sharp, but my skin didn't burn or hurt at all and my skin stay hydrated instead of getting dry again after a few hours. My current favorite winter moisturizer is Algenist Overnight Restorative cream, but since I don't need the anti-aging aspect and this is cheaper, Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb is going to be my winter stable from now on. As for whether Aqua Bomb will be able to replace my current summer favorite, Clinique Moisture Surge, I'll have to wait until the summer to find out.
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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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Do you find that there is a difference between the different colors of beauty blenders? Which do you recommend? Also do you prefer the solid or liquid cleanser, or another cleanser all together? 
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LIST UPDATED 6/21/14 - Sephora also suggests contacting brands directly for more information and details than we have provided here if needed   Hello lovely BTers!! We hear you and we've been working to update the previous post Tiffany did in 2011 regarding Animal Testing. Since we carry over 200 other brands, the ones we've listed below have confirmed that they do not test on animals and/or we’ve confirmed the following brands on the PETA or Leaping Bunny list.  Please keep in mind that the sites may update their information more frequently than we do, but we will try our best to keep it up to date!   http://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-sear ch/index.aspx http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopsearch.php (yes, I posted an outside link, but its for your use & was approved )   Our private label Sephora Collection and Sephora Originals (Hello Kitty, Kat Von D, Formula X, and Pantone) are cruelty free (meaning that the products have never been tested on animals).   Any info we could confirm (vegan/gluten free) are listed below the links.  We hope this helps!!   Amika -  http://bit.ly/1ns7J3P (PETA)   Anastasia - http://bit.ly/dmGpFF  (PETA)   Bare Escentuals - http://bit.ly/1nCQQ  (PETA)   Becca - http://bit.ly/Kul5yK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Betsy Johnson – http://bit.ly/1bMAgcK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Bite Beauty -  http://bit.ly/1px3ze9 (Leaping Bunny)   Blinc - http://bit.ly/kzOLQW  (PETA)   Bond No 9 – http://bit.ly/1fa5hzk Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Butter London – http://bit.ly/Kulr8N (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Carol's Daughter - http://bit.ly/kDoUPh  (PETA)   Caudalie - http://bit.ly/K0ur4Z (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Clarins - http://bit.ly/1drQjhf (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - http://bit.ly/1cV0lLp  (PETA)   DuWop - http://bit.ly/j2deqC   Hello Kitty - http://bit.ly/etHHT0   Hourglass - http://bit.ly/4kvSzp  (PETA)   Illume – http://bit.ly/1cV0nmu Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jack Black - http://bit.ly/khv2yF  (PETA)   JINsoon – http://bit.ly/1aCQUw0 Cruelty/Gluten Free   Josie Maran - http://bit.ly/dJ8G4F  (PETA)   Juicy Couture – http://bit.ly/K0uFJa Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Julep – http://bit.ly/K0uGwU Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jurlique – http://bit.ly/1abDbzR (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   J ustin Bieber – http://bit.ly/1cV0Bdo Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kate Somerville – http://bit.ly/1cxsjvK Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kat Von D - http://bit.ly/11gvyT   KenzoUSA – http://bit.ly/1aCReus Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Keratinperfect – http://bit.ly/1kno5NX Cruelty/Gluten Free   Korres Natural Products - http://bit.ly/6wFIIp   L’Occitane – http://bit.ly/1aCRBW8 (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free, but they are not listed on either site)    L’artisan parfumeur – http://bit.ly/1ehlTQt Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   LivingProof – http://bit.ly/1eDGmzG Cruelty Free/Gluten Free Stylers   Make Up For Ever – http://bit.ly/1gcSZ5E Cruelty Free   ME Smooth – http://bit.ly/1cxsS8M Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Murad - http://bit.ly/kwC46T  (PETA)   Nails Inc – http://bit.ly/1dbFJQG Cruelty Free   NARS – http://bit.ly/199Ahgl Cruelty Free   NUDE – http://bit.ly/K0vMIS Cruelty/Gluten Free   Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – http://bit.ly/1cV1DWH  (PETA)   Ole Henriksen – http://bit.ly/1abDWJc Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Omorovicza – http://bit.ly/1aCSwFS Cruelty Free Perfect   Formula X – http://bit.ly/1gcTflm Cruelty/Gluten Free   Pantone - http://bit.ly/wjXwYp   Ren – http://bit.ly/K0w4j2  (PETA) “We do not test any of our products on animals. Our products are not tested on our behalf by any third party. The only animal products we use are honey and beeswax in the Lip Honey.”   Rosebud – http://bit.ly/1a2JtOt “There are no animal by-products in any of the salves or lip balms. Beeswax is contained in Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm, Strawberry Lip Balm, and Mocha Rose Lip Balm, however, NO beeswax is contained in Rosebud Salve, Minted Rose Lip Balm, or Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm”   Smashbox - http://bit.ly/cV7R0g  (PETA)   Tarte - http://bit.ly/9z2JWF  (PETA)   Tata Harper – http://bit.ly/1icj5aj  (LB, PETA)   TanTowel - http://bit.ly/JERYJb  (PETA)   The New Black – http://bit.ly/1iMMhaK Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Too Faced Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/mimfHa  (PETA)   Urban Decay - http://bit.ly/kMsQFE   (PETA, LB)   Wen - http://bit.ly/NJSeI8  - (LB)   We will be updating this list as necessary, since we are constantly adding and removing products on our site. If you have any questions regarding brands listed above, please contact them directly as they may reformulate products and change manufacturers   xo, Mia & the rest of the Mods
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I was excited to place an order with using the new "Flash-2-Day" service I've purchased, since I needed a new foundation for an event for this weekend.   But to my unpleasant surprise, the so called "promised" delivery date got changed after I placed the order for no reason! That was not what I was expecting and I could have just planned something else if I knew it would arrive late. I followed all the rules, the order was definitely placed before 3 pm (EST) , so I'm not sure why this happened and was very disappointed. Weather was great, so definitely not due to that reason. This beats out the purpose of getting the new Flash 2 Day service and feels like it's not guaranteed even if you follow all the rules.   The worst thing is customer service only replied back with scripted response and said I should have placed the order before 12pm if I wanted it shipped on time. WHAT?! The site clearly said order by 3pm on the advertisement when you click on "Flash 2 Day Shipping" (example: have it arrive on a Friday when you place an order on Wednesday by 3pm)   Even though Flash 2 Day Shipping is only $10 for a year, just lower your expectation. Low price for low commitment on Sephora's end it looks like. Better off buying from the store or else where if you need it fast and on time.
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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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So recently I've been seeing people talk about this brand on Beauty Talk and I've never heard of this brand before and everyone seems to be raving about it.... SO WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE???  Why is everyone so in love with this stuff?  I starting to get very interested in these products but why is every loving this stuff??? DO TELLLL
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Hi I'm looking for the lucky rose lip set by YSL I've been trying to find it in stores for a while now and no luck I was wondering if anyone knew any store that had it available? Thank you.
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 THIS new and AMAZING info I found out abut yesterday,all happened when I called the customer service on the VIB ROUGE concierge phone # to inquire about placing an order. I ended up asking her ( the kind customer service woman named Remy (I believe)  about the KEVYN AUCOIN Sensual skin Foundation and the shades I didn't know I would need..but I then told Remy there are several other KEVYN AUCOIN FOUNDATIONS THAT ARE VERY POPULAR ( one being the liquid airbrush foundation) (the other is the sensual skin foundation)   and the KEVYN AUCOIN PRIMERS that KEVYN AUCOIN sells this,  just not on Sephora) **quit yet **fingers crossed.. Then that I would have rather purchased. She said she would write a formal comment and submit it to the designated department. The 2nd concept or idea I  had spoken to her about  is a product form TATA HARPER called the "HYDRATING FLORAL ESSENCE" right when I was about to order from Sephora and was confused because I could not buy the regular size(the 4.1 ounce size bottle) of it...they only would let me buy bottle (1.7 ounces)  which is twice as small as the regular bottle (4.1 ounces)  <333MY LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR SEPHORA HAS COME BACK AND I HOPE IT ONTINUNES!!     Now if only Sephora started selling TOM FORD'S BEUATY LINE. Now THAT would be REAL  LOVE haha Now  this picture in the link (if it works lol) makes me want to go to barneys right now ahh I <3 TOM http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tom+ford+beaut y+traceless+foundation+stick&qpvt=tom+ford+beauty+ ...
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I realllly want to love the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation but I think I might have to take it back I have worn it twice with 2 different primers and setting powder and each time within a few hours it is really broken up and moving around.  It is not a horrible foundation but I don't feel like I should keep it if I don't really like it... I'm debating with myself though because I still really want to love it :/ don't know if that makes any sense lol.. What are your thoughts and opinions about this Nars Lumi Foundation? Do you guys think I should take it back? ..  As you can probably tell I'm fighting with myself over this.
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Hello my name is sana am from the UK, manchester and unfortunately we dont have make up forever i wish we did, however i wanted to purchase the foundation but i  dont know which colour is right for me i want it to match my natural skin tone. i have asian skin it not too light and not too brown and i use mac matchmasters in shade 4 if it helps and i think am nc35 in mac studio fix fluid. please could u help me get the right shade? 
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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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Hi,   I'm 25 years old and have occasional acne breakouts but I also have a lot of blemishes and redness. I'm looking for a good exfoliator and good make up (foundation, press powder, concealer, bb or cc ..etc..) for maximum coverage. I cannot leave the house without putting make up on due to the redness and blemishes. I have combination skin. Too dry after I wash my face and put make up on but gets oily throughout the day. I'm also looking for maximum coverage make up that won't sweat off when I'm in the sun all day (going to Florida in a month and don't want my face "melting" off LOL. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. There are so many different brands out there I can't ever choose.    Thank you,   AZ
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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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DISCLAIMER: SEPHORA DOES NOT HAVE HAVE A "LIVE CHAT" FEATURE.   It just dawned on me to wonder why Sephora doesn't have Live Chat for Customer Service and product/shade recommendations?  Bobbi Brown does.  MAC does.  Why behind the times Sephora? 
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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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So I know that you are only supposed to keep your BB for 2-3 months before replacing it, but I find it kind of ridiculous to spend close to $100 a year on a sponge. Do you keep your Beauty Blender for longer ? If so, what do you do to extend its life?
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I just used up what was left of my philosophy microdelivery peel , which, btw, sephora no longer sells. They now only sell the Resurface microdelivery peel which is 30 dollars more! Now, I know its the same thing, and I could drop the 30 extra bills on it, but I want to try and find something equally as awesome.   I want something with less liquid or cream, and more grit, like the philosophy peels. It's very sand like.   I like my exfoliating to feel like my face is going to be ripped off if I make the wrong move lol. I REALLY want to find something like the product I've mentioned above. preferably one not on Sephora, but anywhere else for less than 50 bucks, and more gritty than anything.   I found some 120 grit microdermabrasion crystals for about 12 bucks on amazon, but I want to try and find and actual product first. Thanks, guys! 
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Went to update my loves list with some new MJ items and found that not only is the one gloss I already had on my list gone, but the entire item has disappeared off the site? I can access a link to the colors directly on MJ's beauty website but trying to select any to add to the cart results in a broken link. I Googled around and couldn't find any information on them being pulled -- anyone know anything? The formula wasn't my favorite but there were at least 2 more colors I was itching to try.   Orr should I be holding up hope that this means a new formulation and shade range is on its way since that's what they did for the lipsticks?   (Side note, if they were discontinued no one tell me if they were put on clearance and I missed it, that'll just kill me.)
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Sorry for the long rant but I need to get this out, it's eating me up inside..maybe I'm wrong maybe I'm not. But I feel upset nonetheless.    I went to sephora to return a couple of items today..I brought up to cash 1 item to price check on and took out my returns. She told me the price and I said no thanks since it was $4 less online at sephora's site so she put it away. I took out my items and told her only 1 didn't have a reciept (I mention its in my purchase history I'm sure) and rest I do have receipts and yes products have been tried. She proceeded to scan then inspect while asking reason for return which I know is fine and normal..So the first non receipt item I say I bought it in dec I think and the liquid lipstick set seems separated as with initial use it squirted oil out instead of actual color and she gives me a smug look and proceeds to squeeze each tube in the set and show me like I'm wrong..then the second item she scans I had the receipt but realised it was the wrong one (brought the survey portion in error..my bad I was in a hurry) so I say I'll bring the item back with proper receipt so she says its scanned already so she will just process with that other item, I say fine and think to myself I'll use the store credit anyway then  she scans the final item that was an online purchase that thankfully I had the invoice for and reason was that the item arrived defective and she looks at me like I damaged it. I say I got it yesterday and that's how it was..another smug look with a very sarcastic "ahuh". Then when all is done, she refunds just my online purchase to my cc then she says ok so what are you buying and suddenly in a high pitched voice, where's the other item you just had it was just here ( price check item that she put away)..she acted like I slipped it in my purse, so I mention I didn't want it remember you put it away and that I'm ok with merchandise credit today coz I don't have time to look around, my kids crying but she says "no you can't and go get something for exchange only" . I feel so humiliated and speechless and in my panic I grab whatever coz I need to tend to my kid at that point it had already taken so long. I felt like she bullied me into buying and I would have appreciated if she mentioned a new policy change or whatever when I told her i didn't have a receipt..so she then hands over the new receipt with my new products and it has red stamps all across with "exchange only".    Thank you sephora for making me feel like a criminal today. I know I dont matter to you. 
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I didn't know where to post this but with Chic Week coming up - or if you have a Wells Fargo Rewards Credit Card... but the Earn More Mall Rewards Program will earn you 5% back on your WF CC on Sephora purchases.   I am not sure how long they will be offering 5% but I have gotten the 5% rewards on my last two purchases and pray it stays that way until after Chic week.   You have to log into your WF account and access Sephora through the Earn More Mall website if you are ordering online. You can also "Activate" Sephora as one of your retailers so when you shop in store - and use your WF Rewards credit card, you'll still get the 5% points.   I apologize if this is not appropriate for this Board but I hope there are a few others that can take advantage of the Earn More Mall points while they are being offered.  
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I know sephora carries the vanilla powders and the violet powders but I've seen some products on the besame website that look great but shipping to canada is expense.