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Woo-Hoo!!!! I've been a bit absent lately and have missed some heart parties (sorry, my bad) So I was Thrilled when I noticed that someone very near and dear to me has just passed the 2500 mark! My buddy, rdesigns, has earned 2503 hearts!!   Her avatar grabbed my attention and put some kind of a spell on me - her friendship and love has warmed my heart and given me much comfort and strength. Thank you my friend.   Thanks to **Sephora** for giving us this forum, were it not for bt, I would have never met some of the most special and extraordinary ladies who I am proud to call my friends. You know who you are, thank you all.     ps -rdesigns - trying really hard to turn Crappy Anniversary Friday around - Thank you rdesigns for being kind enough to hit the 2500 mark today, just for me.  
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This box is open for US shipping only. The shipping becomes more expensive for Canada, and takes longer due to border checks. Sorry   Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and then give the rest to 'The River' (a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used makeup/beauty items to women in need). I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.   * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   Donts’s ■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn)
 
■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. We want to have fun and get gorgeous, not sickly 
 ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. 
■ No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you. This is unfair to others participating. 
 ■ DON'T swatch items from the box. This is a hygienic precaution that we must take, as a lot of people will be handling these items.
 ■ DON'T take more than one of the same sample if multiples exist. Share the love!
 ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.
     Do’s 
♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!
 ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are NOT (unless explicitly requested by the next person or there has been a posted picture and someone requested that item). Again, if you’re unsure, ask!
  ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such.
 ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box.
 ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it ☺
 ♥ Please seal any items that could leak/spill/make a mess accordingly.
 ♥ Most importantly, share your experience! Please post a photo and a description of the box, what you took, and what you contributed. 
   Allowed:
 ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items (including makeup bags, brushes, etc. If you have questions, refer to other TSB threads or just ask!)
 ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!)
 ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)
   Not allowed:
 ☆Pre-made samples
 ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze)
 ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items
 ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized
 ☆Homemade items (save for cards, etc.) ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX*********   Final Verdict on Mascara- A lot of the GWP mascaras are not sealed. It is ok to include these mascaras in the box ONLY IF THEY ARE UNUSED. Please be honest (it's a matter of health!). Also, please be aware that some of the mascaras may be dried out upon opening them. Only open them if you selected them as your item. Please be honest when it comes to this.   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).   -send your address to the person above you -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on.   Roxystar  ------->  USPS 9405509699938328770551 1. Bombshell30 ----------> USPS 9114901230803267192013 2. Missie772 ----------> 9405 9036 9930 0160 2178 57 3. Urbie  ----------> 9405 9036 9930 0165 0269 42 4. Nicrohr ----------> 9405 5036 9930 0278 6485 21 5. ghkim ----------> 9405 9036 9930 0169 9130 95 6. beautytester 7. SydBristow 8. lilahtov 9. garnett 10. Melde 11. oklady2013 12. beethousand  Roxystar -------> The River   I also want us to put the prices of items going in and out of the box. Other TSBs are doing this and I think it's a good idea. Please post the item amounts along with the pictures and text of what the items are.
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New sets are now LIVE!    Summer Stash : $45 http://www.sephora.com/summerstash-P386520?skuId=1 608991   The Leading Man Fragrance Sampler : $55 http://www.sephora.com/the-leading-man-fragrance-s ampler-for-him-P385796?skuId=1605278   Lashstash To Go : $25 http://www.sephora.com/lashstash-to-go-P386518?sku Id=1608983   Now if only they would release the sun safety kit... Hint Hint! 
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Just found that M3RMA1D has reached her 1000 hearts,,,,YAY ,,,,,Congratulations babe,and here are many more.
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This box is for Hall of Famers or BT members who have 1000+ hearts, or (people that I have successfully traded with individually are able to join as well).     This box is open for US shipping only. The shipping becomes more expensive for Canada, and takes longer due to border checks.   Once I get the box back I pick out some items and then give the items to 'The River' (a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used items to women in need. I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.     * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   Donts’s ■ DON'T keep the box for more than three days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn)
 
■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. We don't want to get sick :/ 
■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. 
■ No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you. This is unfair to others participating. 
■ DON'T swatch items from the box. This is a hygienic precaution that we must take, as a lot of people will be handling these items. 
 ■ DON'T take more than one of the same sample if multiples exist. Share the love!
 (unless you ask and everyone is ok with it) ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.
     Do’s 
 ♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!
 ♥ Unused items are preferred. Swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable, well-loved items are not. Again, if you’re unsure, ask!
 ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such.
 ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box.
 ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it 
 ♥ Have items that can spill (skincare, perfume, etc) in a leakproof locked plastic bag. ♥ Most importantly, share your experience! Please post a photo and a description of the box, what you took, and what you contributed.   
Allowed :
 ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items (including makeup bags, brushes, etc. If you have questions, just ask!)
 ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)
   Not allowed:
 ☆Pre-made samples
 ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze)
 ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items
 ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized
 ☆Homemade items (save for cards, etc.) ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   If you cannot take photos, please Do Not Sign Up.   Final Verdict on Mascara- A lot of the GWP mascaras are not sealed. It is ok to include these mascaras in the box ONLY IF THEY ARE UNUSED. Please be honest (it's a matter of health!). Also, please be aware that some of the mascaras may be dried out upon opening them. Only open them if you selected them as your item. Please be honest when it comes to this.   Also, please have a box ready, prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).   NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED   -send your address to the person above you once the list is finalized. -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in before you send the box on.   Roxystar   ---------> 9405509699939619162154 1.kalex ---------> 9505500021124034000100 2.clarks18 ---------> 9114901159818914617753 3. garnett ---------> UPS  1ZE190A90328945641 4. mafan  ---------> 9405 9036 9930 0136 0638 22 5. dannyc ---------> 9405 5036 9930 0250 8362 74 6. vanillammm --------->  9114901230801838917584 7. quotidianus ---------> VG 989 292 647 US 8. crayzeeRN --------->  9405903699300152530988 9. katie1724  ---------> 9114901230801773542865 10. beethousand --------->  9405 9036 9930 0160 6727 62 11. jojobe --------->  9405 9036 9930 0163 3750 66 12. ghkim  ---------> Fed Ex 798572749056 Roxystar ---- > The River   If anyone wants or needs to trade spots, please have both parties PM me.   Thanks! Let’s try to keep this box USPS Large rate. If there’s a large item you want to put in, please post on the thread to see if someone is interested or directly contact the next few people on the list to see if they're interested.
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And yes, packaging does matter   I am looking for a great-smelling cream that will look cute sitting on my desk, that actually does what any good hand cream should. I don't want to have to apply it every two hours in order for my hands to feel moisturized, but I'm sick of buying Eucerin or Aveeno and not having any fun with how the creams actually look and smell! I like florals and fruits, and even herbs...I'm not picky in the smell department.   Please share with me your favorite creams that you think fit the bill!
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I love trying new beauty and skincare products, but I realized that I primarily own products by companies that Sephora pushes the most (e.g. Nars, Fresh, Benefit, Bite, etc.). However, there are hundreds of brands that Sephora sells, which makes me wonder what I'm missing out on. What brands do you think are underrated and that Sephora customers should check out?
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So we've talked about Dior, YSL, Guerlain a lot on here. What about Givenchy? I feel like no one ever mentions it, lol, but this new product piqued my interest: Pic from chicProfile. And I'm also eyeing this product on Sephora: http://www.sephora.com/le-prisme-blush-powder-blus h-P253313?skuId=1222918   Thoughts?
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I understand Sephora can't offer a pro discount on all the brands they carry but couldn't they offer one on their house brand?  I love their Pro line of brushes and would love to stock up on them for my kit but they are sooooo expensive I just can't afford to.
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What are your fav. items that are between $5-$15 ?
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My interest in makeup has been steadily increasing for about 2 years now - I  love experimenting with colors and application techniques! Walking into a Sephora store is like heaven for me and my friends and family think working there would be a perfect fit!   I would love to work at Sephora but t he expertise of the employees and artists there is pretty intimidating. Can anyone who works/worked there let me know what the qualifications to apply/work there are?   Feel free to comment or direct message me! Thanks in advance
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I'm trying to figure out what to spend my Sephora gift card on.. There's nothing I want now, but I still feel like I need to spend it I Googled but didn't find much of anything, so I'm wondering if there's anything new coming out soon that I may not have caught?
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Hi, all!  In the mail today, I received a card from my SiJCP for a free deluxe sample of the PTR Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask.  Did anyone else receive this?  It says it's for BIs only.  Has anyone tried this mask?  What's it like?
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Hello everyone! I was curious what everyone thought about Boscia. I am interested in trying out their Little Black Book kit, the Clear Complexion Kit, the Konjac Cleansing Sponge with bamboo charcoal, and the Makeup-breakup cool cleansing oil. Does anyone have a thought or opinion on any of these objects because I would love to hear them.
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one of my fellow beauty obsessed girlfriends has been feeling under the weather lately and instead of getting her flowers or cookies I figured why not something I know she'll love: beauty products! So my question is for you fellow BTers, what product do you think says "feel/get better soon" the most Please let me know of any pamper product you use when you're feeling a little down (i.e. allergies, stress, lack of energy)
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Has anyone tried out this new collection? I'm interested to know what this new scent is like...     http://www.sephora.com/model-citizen-whipped-argan -oil-body-butter-P385501?skuId=1591882 http://www.sephora.com/model-citizen-100-pure-arga n-oil-P385500?skuId=1591874 http://www.sephora.com/model-citizen-argan-cleansi ng-oil-P385502?skuId=1591890
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I just noticed that a local Sephora was holding a special event.  Does Sephora have a system for sending out reminders about special events?
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Mixed Sephora experience... Evidently I do have a love/hate relationship with my Sephora store. I've made a habit out of going on the weekends and evenings, since that's when the MUA whom I love, the Manager who is awesome, and a few other stellars work. This morning, I was running errands so complete dressed down in chucks, Levi's, t, cardi and scarf. My errand at Sephora included a returning one item and purchasing a few gifts.  Guess what? Totally ignored. So I bumbled around trying to get the things on my list with no help, but one eye-roll, and then I met Michael. OMG I love him!!! We bonded over our 80s childhoods and our sadness over MAC becoming lackluster and he totally made my day by telling me I'd made his. Why so inconsistent?   There were about as many MUA/SAs at the store as customers, and I'd see clumps of SAs in an aisle chatting away ... just left me irritated. The girl with whom I checked out was abrupt, then got quite and sweet once she saw I was rouge.  Which kind of pissed me off.  Again, shouldn't matter if I'm a first-time customer or a long-standing Rouge, customer service should be consistent and good.  If I wasn't going for gifts (have to say, love the fragrance samplers) and MUFE, I would have turned around and gone to Nordstrom's. Whenever I go there, they make me feel welcome.  They're not all over me, but I'm definitely not ignored.  Oh, and they give me samples, too.  Guess how many samples I got after dropping close to $200.  Go on, guess.  None.
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Has anyone bought something on Sephora's online website and opened it and it actually looked like someone had touched it? I recently bought the Chocolate Bar palette online because it has been sold out in the stores near me, and when I got it I opened it and it looked, to me, like someone may have already touched a few of the shades? Is that possible? Or am I just going crazy? Thank you!
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Pardon me if this has already been posted!   But...there are two new Sephora Favorites up!  One is mini mascaras that come with a certificate to redeem a full sized one and the other is Summer Favorites.     I'm really digging the Summer Favroites one, especially the Nars and Deborah Lippman Mermaid Polish.  Plus I've been wanting to try the cheek gelee and lip tar....oh it's all pretty good!  Hello, you gorgeous temptation!   On a side note: Hoping the Summer Safety Kit will be out soon!  Does anyone know anything regarding that?   http://www.sephora.com/lashstash-to-go-P386518 http://www.sephora.com/summerstash-P386520?skuId=1 608991
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I never used a peel so I can't decide which to choose. The choices for the promo are: Ole, Murad or Dr Dennis Gross.   Has anyone tried any of these?   Also I was considering Shiseido eye mask
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this may be a very dumb question but where do i put the promo code? i can't find it when i'm trying to check out (eg. the one PEEL for face peel samples)
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To all of you savvy shoppers: Sephora is their featured "Store of the Week" right now and they are paying 12% cash back! Woohoo! Just do a search for "mr. rebates" (outside links aren't allowed to be posted on the BeautyTalk boards)    
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OMG I just saw on Beautezine's IG account a picture of this beauty! It's soooo pretty, like too pretty to use. It's available April 14th   (Pics are from ommorphiabeautybar)              
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I am very interested in trying some Fresh Skincare products so I was wondering if anyone could tell me what products they liked and/or which ones they did not like from the Fresh brand.
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Didn't see this online yet, but I walk into the store and saw "Meet your Match" that has 3 lip products and 3 nail polishes. $25. Sooo pretty. Bite Beauty- lush fruit lip gloss Deborah Lippmann- nail lacquer in girls just wanna have fun Formula X - nail color in Invincible Hourglass Cosmetics - Extreme sheen high shine lip gloss in Child Nails Inc. - Devonshire Row nail polish Tarte- lipsurgence lip tint in Elite
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Hoping Many People Can Make It Through This - Hopefully Everyone Will Take Something Special Away From This -   Hello & Happy Easter everybody - I hope that you all enjoy a beautiful and glorious day - regardless of your religion. I hope that everyone is able to find a little 'gift' that has been sent to them today. Some may need to search harder for this 'gift' than others, but I hope and pray that Everybody is able to find a little special something to make them smile and to let them know they are loved.   Another Special Thought - I was sending a PM to a friend a little while ago and just before sending it I thought "Gee, I wish she could spend Easter with me." So I wrote and told her of my wish and told her that she would be sitting right next to me in spirit - and that was a wonderful feeling to me.   I hope everyone 'feels' someone special sitting next to them at some point today. Maybe a PM friend, a relative who is far away and especially any loved ones we may have lost   I know I will have a Very large table Full of those I hold dear, several PM friends included, and I'm super thankful for that.    Happy Easter and Happy Day to all of you, straight from my heart.
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  Saw this flyer at my local Sephora for another triple points on fragrances later this month!   If you missed out in February, here's your chance to not be stinky for the upcoming spring/summer months