Bright Ideas
sangova
Birthday gifts and discounts from stores/restaurant?
I want to make a list of all companies we know that say "Happy Birthday" to their loyal customers   Well, of course, we all know about Sephora! Yay I know you can send a digital gift from benefit for a free eyebrow wax or make-over Bodyshop - $10 off if you have their membership Anthropologie - 15% off card Angus Stake House gives a free dinner (if I remember correctly) for your first birthday as their member   What other companies do treat their customers for a special occasion? Let's share! 
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spadersgirl
BEAUTY WHIZ spadersgirl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Coldstone Creamery does...or at least did. I haven't been there in years. see post
notcreative
First Experience at SiJCP
I went to SiJCP in search of Beauty spatulas.  They were also having a Benefit They're Real liner event, and I was interested in getting a custom skincare kit.  The first lady I talked to had no idea what spatulas I was referring to (come to find out she was not really helpful at all will explain later). Gabbi came over and showed me to the spatulas. I got the last ones. She confirmed they are not coming back in stock, which I knew thanks to the lovely Randee. I asked her if I could participate in the They're Real liner event. She grabbed the tester and started sanitizing it. I informed her that I would rather not have that put on my eyes even with sanitation and would just prefer to use the sample they were giving out for my eyes. Apparently, they ran out the first day of the event (whenever that was). That was odd, because I overheard a different associate talking about a headpiece she was wearing and she said Benefit sent them a bunch of stuff for the event. I almost said but refrained that it would have been nice if they sent more liner. I could not care less about their fancy accessories, but I would have liked to try the liner. I cannot be the only one who does not want the tester to touch my eyes. I saw the tip, and I doubt alcohol could sanitize it well enough.   I needed $45 to qualify for Rouge, so I figured I might as well go for it. There were nowhere near enough spatulas alone to get me there, so I found a few other items. I wanted a custom skincare kit, but they were fresh out. When the first lady scanned me up, she said I re-qualified for VIB. Correction, that was months ago. She called another employee (the one who was loving the Benefit accessories) over and she concurred that my Rouge status would not be effective yet, because my last purchase was less than 24 hours ago. It updated online already, so I thought that was weird. Anyway, I told her just to ring up the spatulas. I did ask her for samples, and she gave me the Murad one and the Philosophy perfume. Two more than I ever get in a freestanding store.   On my way out, I noticed a sale section that has some of the same items in the website's sales section, but the prices were better. I grabbed a few. This time, Gabbi checked me out. She mentioned that I was $9 and some change off from Rouge, which was odd because I thought the items would have gotten me there. I added one more item on to get me over. Yay. I made Rouge. She insisted on finding me a kit with a lipstick, which was very nice of her. At first she mentioned getting me a mirror, but she said they were out. A completely different lady told her she should give me a packet full of samples, which she did! I was very happy about that.   When I got home, I noticed that the Beauty insider account number on the spatula receipt was not even mine. I wish I would have noticed when I was in the store. It makes sense now that I think about it, because there is no way I would just be qualifying for VIB. I hope whoever I qualified is grateful I got her/him there. However, I want the purchase transferred to my account, so I sent Randee a pm. Gabbi put the second purchase on my Beauty insider account, so I would have qualified the first time if the unhelpful lady would have used my account. I am actually glad it worked out the way it did. I doubt I would have stopped by the sales section had I already qualified. The lady who suggested I get the bag of Rouge samples was not at the register the first time either, so I would have missed those as well. That lady never even heard me ask for samples, so it was so nice of her to offer them out of the blue. Overall, I rate my first experience a B (taking points off for having a They're Real event without samples they are advertising, and ringing me up on the wrong Beauty Insider account despite giving her my VIB card). I cannot really hold the lack of skincare samplers against them as items sell out when they're good.   One final thought, I am glad I saw the Divergent polish in person and never ordered it first. As I never return anything, I would have been mighty upset that two of the colors were grossly separated, and I could not shake them back to normal (yes I tried, because all 6 polishes were on sale for $5.99)!  
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Loretta55
BEAUTY MASTER Loretta55 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
That location is my favorite location. My favorite west coast restaurant Claim Jumper is across the street. I remember the sales associates there being super friendly. J... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Night Cream Ingredient(s) Question
Are these good ingredients for a Night Cream for Dry & can be Sensitive Skin? -Seaweed Night Cream (Mario B.) : Deionized Water, Bladderwrack Extract, Polyglycerylmethacrylate, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Benzoic Acid, Imidazolidinyl Urea   * I was gonna buy the toner from this line (Mario / Seaweed) but didn't b/c I wasn't familiar w/ the Bladderwrack. Bet I'm missing out but I'm not familiar w/ the brand in general! I did see that it has urea in it as well & that is supposed to be a plus, right!    Thanks In Advance for your help! BTW, I use the NUDE SKIN sleeping mask but not every night & was wanting something for in between. I was using Clinique's Turn Around night cream but have been out for a/b a month + & wanted to maybe try this (It got good ratings & sounds awesome).  
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY MASTER gogreyhound / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I am always worried about the sources of hydrolyzed elastins and collagens, but I believe his are marine-based. (as opposed to animal, which is too gross to get into). P... see post
WoogieMUA
New Beauty Blender Launch
What do y'all think this will be?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
babies!? see post
kssweetheart
Insecure? Google Chrome says I am.
Hi - I was checking out my shopping cart when I noticed that Google Chrome posted a 'warning shield' which states "this page includes scripts from unauthenticated sources" and "this page has insecure content".   Obviously there's a much longer explanation when you click 'learn more' but those are the just the highlights.   Anyone else seeing this or have more info about it? Thanks.
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY MASTER gogreyhound / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
this is all new to me, but sounds like you should check it out!  see post
sayreah
Moisturizer for acne prone/oily/dry patches
I need a recommendation for a moisturizer or moisturizer regimen for someone that is acne prone. I have oily skin but with pretty dry patches.
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gmoss90
NEWBIE HERE SO BE GENTLE
Does anyone know if a product is out of stock online but I found it in a store 100 miles away, will that store ship it to me or am I gonna have to plan a dadgum fieldtrip for a $19 product?  TIA
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi gmoss90,   The store is not able to ship out items to clients. If the item is available online, but is not available in the store, you can always call your local ... see post
heathery123
Foundation - Tarte Vs. Others
I love the matte look, something very long lasting and full coverage.   I live in DC, extreme weather, humidity and cold. I've heard the Tarte Amazonion 12 hour coverage is a must try. Is this worth all the hype? I've tried Urban Decay, both MAFU brands, as well as MAC and even drugstore Rimmel. How does Tarte compare? Any thoughts, ladies? <3
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heathery123
BEAUTY MAVEN heathery123 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Awesome, so good to know, thank you! see post
ltlchef
Self Tanning Cream for the Face - Moisturize first or Self Tan first?
Hi,   I like self-tanning my face, but should I moisturize my face first, then put on the self-tanning cream, or put the tanning cream on first, and then moisturize my face? or does it not matter?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Itlchef!   Check out my response to your question below in the Ask the Experts area: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Self-Tanning-the-Face-Moistur... see post
H216
Cleansing Water for Dummies
I posted a thread about removing my makeup/washing face with dry skin a while back. A lot of folks recommended cleansing water. Also, many threads recommend cleansing water, especially Koh Gen Doh.   So I finally placed an order for cleansing water (Claudalie since I love everything I try by them) and got it. I've used it a couple of times and do like how refreshing it feels but I have no clue if I'm using it the right way!   Currently, I come home and use a cotton round with the cleansing water and proceed to wipe my face with it. I don't use it for eye makeup if I wore eye makeup I use a separate eye makeup remover first (with a cotton ball) and then proceed with Claudalie Cleansing Water.   Am I supposed to rinse my face with regular water afterwards or is the wipeout by itself just fine? I will tell you that I've tried both and the time I rinsed with water afterwards, my face was so dry. The time I didn't, my face had a nice dewy glow. But I don't want to leave it on if it's not meant to be left on. HELP!!!
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Most BTers do recommend KGD but I chose claudalie due to it brung paraben free. I will still use eye makeup remover if I wore any eye makeup and still follow my night sk... see post
msperfect
Quality items $10 or under
Any makeup, skincare, body, nail, or hair items that work well for $10 or less? I know there is a page for $15 and under but I know there are some items not on there such as some concealer items. Anyone know of such products with great quality that are $10 or less?
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally like the sephora eyeliner and the formula x nail polishes   http://www.sephora.com/waterproof-contour-eye-pencil-P377784?skuId=1473743   http://www.seph... see post
JesaH
Samples?
If I go into a Sephora store am I able to get a couple samples of different foundations? 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JesaH, When visiting your local store, a cast member will be happy to make you a sample of any products that we carry upon request. They can also answer questions f... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Have you heard of or shopped at The Cosmetics Company?
I've shopped at the outlets hundreds of times but never stopped into this store. Tonight I decided to browse around and had no idea they carried brands like Mac, Smashbox, Originis, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique. The prices were pretty good. I noticed the Smashbox hydrating primer I normally pay $42 was only $24.   Has anyone shopped there? I'm curious if these are old expired products.
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SydBristow
HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmmmm...a while ago I went to one.  I don't think the discounts can match most of the ones that come up with the specials you can get online and it's older products anyw... see post
msperfect
wipes, cleanser or liquid with cotton ball
Hello beauties! I hope everyone's summer has been AMAZING so far. Lately I've been seeing a lot of cleansers that remove makeup, and was wondering do these work well, even for removing eye makeup?
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oil based removers are best in removing waterproof eye makeup for myself. I tend to use Koh Gen Doh for my face makeup and a oil based remover for my eyes and lips.  see post
skk150
Sephora and LORAC
So as we all know, Sephora has not carried LORAC products for quite some time now. Does anyone know why this happened, and why they have not been brought back at any point? It's not as if LORAC dropped off of the face of the earth, either...they are still a fairly prominent cosmetics brand...it just baffles me why Sephora doesn't carry LORAC products. Can anyone answer my questions on this? Thanks!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Nordstrom also carries NYX, so I don't know what's wrong with having LORAC at Sephora.  see post
alexisjoypotter
Can i return a product at sephora if i dont have a receipt?
I had bought the bareminerals mineral foundation and I noticed that it made my skin look cakey even when I only put a little bit on. I want to return it but the cashier did not give me a receipt. would I be able to get my money back? (the product is in my purchase history)
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I thought to ask Sephora because many stores I shop I get emailed receipts for my records.  If it's email receipts, I can easily manage my folders from different stores... see post
annypoo
Anastasia contour kit gone?
Has anyone noticed that the Anastasia contour kit is not listed on the Sephora website anymore? At least I can't find it when I search for it. Just curious. 
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
it was LE? I had no idea! Glad I got mine. I have a friend who wants it but was waiting till the fall. I guess she better get it.  see post
callmefafi
Another disappointed visit to a stand-alone!
So yesterday, I was out and about with a friend helping her find a new handbag and couldn't help but walk into Sephora.  It was calling me.  I haven't made a big purchase in months.  i only visited to pick up some Purity cleanser.  So, I went in and walked around picking up some more cleanser for me and my daughter, 3 Little Wonders from OH, a mini JM Argan Light oil, and a MIA2 brush head.  Being a VIB rouge means nothing in the big stores.  I guess they see it all the time now so it's not as if we should be treated differently.  I didn't receive one sample...not even at checkout.  The associates actually just pointed me to the areas that I needed and didn't even walk me over to them or ask me if I needed assistance.  The only thing that was good is that I remembered that I had a 10% off email for my next purchase.    I want to love Sephora again but they are making it extremely hard.  Anyone have any suggestions for me...??
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes!!! Social media for sure will get you results from the company. I've done it several times with brands and other companies. I have done a fair amount of shopping at ... see post
sundaespal
Can't Use Gift Cards Online? Thanks Sephora
Did you guys know you can only use 2 gift cards online for any one order? So if you have $10 gift cards from viggle or shopkick, you essentially can't use them to place an entire order. I'm really angry about this because the CS rep told me to just go to the store. I shouldn't have to spend money on gas to use my gift cards, not to mention the store never has point perks in stock, never offers samples, and I'll miss out on using promo codes. Apparently it's to cut down on fraud. What makes a low value gift card more fraudulent than a high value one?   Anyway, I thought I'd share this really awful Sephora policy. I'm a tad mad. Just a tad. As in not shopping at Sephora anymore kind of mad. That probably sounds ridiculous, but gift cards are a huge method of payment for me, and this policy makes them worth less than cash, which isn't fair.
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sundaespal
BEAUTY MASTER sundaespal / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
So I'm very relieved to hear that unlimited GCs can be taken over the phone, as it makes my shopping experience a lot easier! I have no access to some of my most favorit... see post
not20something
Bought UD Naked and do not like but threw away box and receipt, will they let me return it..?
I bought the original UD Naked palette and intensely dislike it. Dummy me threw away the box and receipt. Will they let me return it or exchange it?  Thanks.
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not20something
not20something / FRESH FACE / replied
Thanks for the replies. Kind of figured it might depend on the individual store. I do plan on calling first, as the closest Sephora to me is a good hour away. So I plan ... see post
ChicDabbler
Not cool, Sephora, where are the sheet masks?!?!
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! How DARE you discontinue my favorite sheet mask again?!? First it was When Snow Angel, and now all 6 regular Karuna masks are gone from the website.     I don't understand. I just don't understand who is making these decisions. The Karuna mask wasn't even on the website for more than a couple months and it's gone. It's not even LE, and what's the point of writing a review on Sephora if the product is going to be gone in a couple months?!?! I know I'm losing interest in BT/Sephora, but I'm SO breaking up with you! Grrr!   *rage eating oreo ice cream + peanut butter*   ps. Don't bother recommending an alternative. I tried the Sephora , SK-II, Wei, Shiseido and others. No. I'm gonna go get me some Karuna from Beauty dot com now.
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lovelykatya
BEAUTY GURU lovelykatya / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I totally understand what you mean .. I soo hate it too when fave products disappear and then never come back. Sometimes I wish Sephora will send out an email about item... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Has anyone ever heard of or tried : Bioelements (Stress Solution) ?
Hello Everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this brand , specifically the  Bioelements Stress Solution?  Just wondering b/c I have never heard of it. I bought a serum type lotion from FAB (FAB Anti-Redness) a/b a month + or so (haven't tried it), & have since read some new reviews and so on  that make me think it's not gonna work out. So, I'm looking for a replacement here (maybe the 3 Little Wonders Set or the PTR Set, idk which would be best) & this just caught my eye while checking my E-mails.  Any thoughts or experience w/ Bioelements? Thanks in advance!
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Mahin119
Will my GlamGlow dry up?
Hi everyone! I've been dying to try the GlamGlow supermud clearing treatment for the longest time and yesterday I found it at Marshall's. It was a set with a full sized supermud and a .5oz youthmud for $40, which I was psyched about!    I wanted to finish the mask I'm currently using so I was thinking of waiting a month or two before opening either of the GlamGlow masks, so my question is: if I don't open the seal on the jar, will my masks dry up if I hold off on using them for a little while? 
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Mahin119
IT GIRL Mahin119 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
That's what I thought/was hoping to hear. Thanks!  see post
kssweetheart
Did you know that your Clarisonic can be engraved??
Yup! Apparently all models, except the Pro model, have a free engraving offer if you purchase through Clarisonic! Just saw it on their website.    It made me wonder what people have asked to have engraved on their Clarisonics.......so....   What name would you have engraved on your Clarisonic? I think this could be a lot of fun.   I'm undecided, but "U Can't Touch This" and "Please **kssweetheart** Don't Hurt Em!' are both contenders (both MC Hammer references)   How about you guys and gals?    
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kssweetheart
Wishing a Happy and Healthy 4th of July to all.
This was one of my Dad's favorite holidays, so it's a little bittersweet not having that All American Patriotic Man with us this year.   He always did fireworks for us and the neighbors. How did he get them? Don't ask, Don't tell!! Or as they said in 'his' Navy "Loose Lips Sink Ships!"   My All time Favorite 4th of July Moment ~ When the Pinwheel 'firework' he attached to the tree came off after it started spinning and  quite literally  Chased Him Up The Street!!   If only we had a video camera.    My Least Fave 4th of July Moment ~ When the Tooth Fairy didn't come to get my tooth one 4th of July. My Mother explained that, as it turns out, the Tooth Fairy is afraid of fireworks! Just in case any of you had the same traumatic event happen in your young life.   What are your All Time Fave and/or Least Fave moments?   Safe travels and safe fireworks to all ~ please think of my Dad should you see a "Pinwheel". (that man could run  fast! )
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starsandbucks
HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also lost my dad this year. He was very proud of his time in the Army and his service to his country and always enjoyed the 4th as well. We always had a flag hanging o... see post
NerryBean
hi everyone! ! any suggestions for reducing or eliminating stretch marks?
heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
There's not much you can do besides laser treatments.  If you need to lighten them there are lots of creams for that.  Strivectin has a great one.   After a couple years... see post
glossforevery1
Just wanted to post today's makeup items and some serious regulars this month!!"
glossforevery1
BEAUTY WHIZ glossforevery1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
They are GREAT, I love using them as lipsticks too!! see post
msperfect
Dr. Jart Blackhead master patch
Does this work well for anyone? I know it's new and there aren't any reviews.......but I am interested in this and was wondering if anyone has purchased this and has a thought about this product.
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Shannon860
What shade would I be in Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation? I am a Mac NW20!
What shade would I be in Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation? I am a Mac NW20 and am currently using Estée Lauder Stay In Place Double Wear Foundation in shade Fresco 2C3 (which is a touch too dark), I have pink undertones and blonde hair green eyes. I am trying to figure out my new shade after stopping spray tanning, which I have been fake baking for 8 years. The ELDW shade is what I was using when my tan had faded, just before having to do another application, so my skin tone is a touch lighter than the shade listed (Fresco 2C3). I went on Laura Mercier web site and scrolled through the shade recommendations trying to find recs for NW20 and found four different shades recommended by LM Reps and customers, they were: Cream Ivory, Rose Ivory, Beige Ivory and Sand Beige. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful! Also,  anyone have any skin issues after using Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer? I think it might be breaking me out?
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Shannon860
BEAUTY MAVEN Shannon860 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you sooooooo much! You're a great help! :):) see post
cutestheidi
I got an item in the mail as a gift and I want to return it.
There was no return address and it has nothing with it so IDK who sent it to me! I do not want it, it is an expensive shower head that I see Sephora only sells online. Can I return this to a store and get a merchandise credit? I don't see anywhere else that sells this item.
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
IDK how the scammer got the credit card number. Even with comparing notes with other victims, we could never figure it out! see post