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Which limited edition products and collections are must have and which to skip?
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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Thank you for mentioning the comparison of Ardent and Sable.  I have Ardent and was wondering how close they were.  You saved me money! see post
Thanks Wander!
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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Yes, thank you so much Wander and Sephora! I haven't had a chance to try out Mocha yet but I can't wait. It looks beautiful. see post
What's New On The Site Today, Canada?
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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I remember seeing it in store last year but I don't remember seeing it online though. see post
The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.
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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A little off from what you asked, but FYI you can apply it midday and it doesn't undo your makeup too bad (like any other sunscreen would). I love this stuff!   I thin... see post
Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread
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 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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Ahh such a long wait :( thanks for the information! :) see post
PLAY! by SEPHORA Invitation FAQs
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 . 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>
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I've been a ROUGE member since it first started and I have close to 40,000, yes, that's 40,000 points which means, when you equate one dollar per point, I've spent a lot... see post
Red Alert!! I'm at that number again! I Just need one heart please & Thank you! ❤
Ruh-Roh!! There's that number again! You know, it's the three numbers in an evil row. 😉 (I don't even like them when they're not all in a row) I've had to resort to this before and was so glad to find that others also had 'issues' with it too. I nearly 😝when I saw it!   So, here's my beloved Jimmy Fallon "EW!!"  to that evil trifecta!  Just one little heart will make it all perfecta!   Thanks a bunch! 🍀   btw - I think you truly need to hear Jimmy say "EW!!" in order to understand. 😂 He cracks me up. 😂 He is one big ball of laughter, fun and sunshine to me. I Thank God for Jimmy Fallon! He's like a Human Silver Lining or a Human Double Rainbow. (Can you tell I kinda' like him?) He is the best medicine for whatever ails me. 😊
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@kssweetheart - You had 13 hearts when I stopped by and some consider 13 an unlucky number, so I immediately changed that.  Two "bad" numbers eliminated by your courage... see post
Ulta: Might spend my $125 during 20% Off, What are you loving right now?
Love recommendations on what you're loving right now from Ulta (even if it doesn't fit my criteria below, always fun to hear what you're loving!)...   What I'm looking for:   *BEST SELF TANNER SOLD AT ULTA?  I like a dark self tan that is NOT orange of course, not heavily scented (if the DHA chemical smell is there or it smells like coconut those are OK, I just don't want heavily perfumed/floral).  Dries quickly and non streaking are my other criteria.   I am also looking for powder facial color cosmetic type products (blush, hl, etc.), or eye products (shadow, mascara).  I love eye crayons/sticks for summer, although I guess at some point I will be saturated lol.   I've been eyeing the new Urban Decay highlighters!...   I can't use cream or liquid products (like foundation, cream blush) because of skin sensitivities, and I have my Bare Minerals HG foundation .     I also can't use much if any skincare right now because I'm on a derm regimine for adult hormonal acne (ugh!).     I can choose my own cleanser, although right now my Glytone is treating me pretty well - open to cleanser suggestions.  Acne (hormonal) prone skin at the moment, otherwise 'normal' to slightly oily, and sensitive to perfumes/scents.   I need moisturizer but it has to be glycerine and silicone (dimeth and other types) free, so I've been getting that at Lush!   On my wish list is one skin item, Koh Gen Do wipes for pre/post yoga but unfortunately not sold at Ulta darnit!   Most other wipes - Purity, Bare Minerals super irritate my skin even the ones for sensitive skin, but if other peeps have good Ulta sensitive skin wipe recs (Murad or the Ulta Micellar water ones?) I'd take those!     THANKS FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS!  Here are the possibilities on my list so far:   - Possibly self tanner, although I was going to try Tancueticals which I don't think is sold at Ulta. - Possibly one or more of the new UD higlighters - Larger foam hair rollers for summer - UD Moondust shadows - Wipes or Micellar Wipes (ulta, simple) - Have to go swatch the new ABH shadows you all recommended!  
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HALL OF FAMER twilightnicky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the hair brand Pureology, and will be using my 20% on the Hydra Whip hair mask. This is going to be my 3rd time buying it. It lasts me a whole year and get a new ... see post
Say What?! The Sephora Misrepresentation Thread
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@starsandbucks I hear you..... I would be upset too.   see post
  A thread dedicated for those OMG ITS BACK IN STOCK! moments. Because everyone's keeping an eye out for sumpin' and who wants to keep an eye on a bajillion threads (even though there probably still will be). 
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KVD Upcoming Releases & General Love Thread
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- eshadow-primer-P405808?skuId=1776913 Mini Shade + Light Collection- 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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Sometimes we have the same release time as the US, sometimes we don't.  @candacebt do you know? Thanks see post
Play! By Sephora Subscription Box Review And Discussion
Share photos and reviews on your Sephora Play Subscription Boxes here. If you're looking for reviews on any other box, look here: -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:    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: y-SEPHORA-Invitation-FAQs/td-p/2124432
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July will be my first box/bag.  I hope it doesn't have 2 bronzers and if so doubtful I will continue. I hate bronzers.    see post
As a longtime Hourglass lover and addict I figured it was time BT had a dedicated thread to one of my/our favorite brands!    Direct link to the Hourglass page on Sephora:   What are your favorite products from this line?     Coming Soon:  
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An awesome Nordstrom SA showed me the catalog. The price on there was $62 though, for both during and after the sale. I didn't think of asking to take pictures, but else... see post
Hello I am doing a paper for school and was wondering if there are any distribution centers overseas
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Hi Sar1212,   Firstly I want to let you know that I moved your post from the Acne board to the   Our US Sephora branch has two distribution centers ... see post
Return Product for Store Credit
  I purchased a blush palette online back in April, but I was not satisfied with the quality. I still have the original invoice, but I lost the return form that is needed to mail the product back. I just want to know if I can still mail it back without the return form (but with the invoice) and still receive store credit for the item. Can I still try to return it in store with the invoice, even if it's been a little over 60 days? I do not want a refund to my debit card, just store credit.
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HI astridizzle,   Depending on when you bought the palette in April it sounds like we're getting close to the 90-day online return timeframe, so I'd suggest sending ... see post
Any other option than Beautypedia / Paula's Choice? PROFESSIONAL REVIEW SEEKER. HELP!
Does anyone know a similar site? Reviews made by experts and with more brands? I feel that Paula's choice is not updated and there so many brands that are missing... Any ideas?   I do love Paula's choice reviews, more o less they give you a professional overview of the product, and so much info about ingredients. Help!     Have a great day everyone!   XX
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Glossier / Into the Gloss
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 promo code, expires 6/23: NEXTBEST .   Phase 2 consists of a sheer matte lipstick, concealer, and tinted brow gel.      
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The liners were OK, but UD does 'em better. They were liquid ones. see post
Post a link to your Beauty Blog!
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! I started a thread about new VIB ROUGE ONLY Products on New Years Eve, but the title made it hard to find. (Even   I  couldn't find it for this update, had to scroll through my old posts.) So, What's New? This is:   6/17/16 - **NEW VIB ROUGE EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT** Item # ~1819382 ~ beauty blender VIB ROUGE ~ TWO Red Carpet Beauty Blenders (0.1 oz each) $28.00 ($40.00 Value) ~  Ltd. Edit,   ~ Exclusive ~ and pretty!❤ *Does not say Online Only, so if you see it in store will you update us?   (The other thread was 2016 NEW ROUGE EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT - HAPPY NEW YEARS TO US!) Hopefully this new one will be easier to find.  I'll come back and put the others from that list here and do a little searching to see if there is anything else hiding anywhere. *Please feel free to post something if you find a new VIB ROUGE product. Have a great weekend everybody. 🍀
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Great idea @kssweetheart ! Maybe you could add the link to the VIB Rouge Exclusives page?   Also the Amuse Bouche in Berry Ro... see post
Bay Area Meetup?
A couple of us have been discussing getting together since the the Powell St Sephora will be reopening next month.  Any takers?  Personally, I'd love to meet you all so let's coordinate something!   List of BTers who'd like to meet - November 7!   Spoiler (Highlight to read) guzelkiz dalidyli candacebt PavYellow MK89 itscarin mlovexo weeeeweeeeeee     guzelkizdalidylicandacebtPavYellowMK89itscarinmlov exoweeeeweeeeeee    
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UD "All Nighter Foundation"???? Anyone heard of this?
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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It does exist!!!!  It is part of their Fall 2016 line. Just you wait........!!!!!!!! see post
Best Product to Invest In
I have a $50.00 Gift Card (Canadian) and want to try to get a couple of things out of it.  I am going to be asking a friend who is dropping in the City this weekend and I will be giving her an extra $20.00 so let's say $70.00 in total I have.  The Sephora in the City which is like 2-3 hours away from me doesn't usually carry a lot of the stuff I want.  Which is why I have to always create a list.   I created a list of some stuff I want to get that I have been wanting to try in forever basically.  But wondering if there is anything else worth spending money on...   This is what I have so far:   1. ABH Brow Wiz 2. ABH Brow Gel 3. ABH Brush #20 (this is a maybe) 4. MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Pastel Blue 5. NARS Radiant Concealer   Any other suggestions?  
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Makeup vanity at a window vs opposite a window?
I've always had my vanity at a window so I can see, but I am now considering having my back to a big window in order to have a big mirror with a lot of lighting.    My concern is if there is good enough lighting that can accomplish what happens at a window?  Or, will the sun at my back make my face dark and hard to light up.  I know if I stand with my back to the window while holding a makeup mirror with a built in light, I can barely see.  The unknown is what happens with a great setup with a lot of great lights. I know those lights work well if you are in a room with no window, but I'm not sure about the 'backlit' aspect.     Any experience with this?
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I also do my makeup in front of my windows, and I love it. I feel like I see everything 100x better in natural light, and thus do a much better job on my makeup. see post
Coola Liplux
Hi Sephora,   Do you plan to carry the Coola Liplux colored balms?   Thank You!  
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BEAUTY PRO makeupforkathy / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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Just out of sheer boredom I was thinking of fun ideas Sephora could do to entertain and engage customers.. Do you have any ideas?   My ideas:   Easter Egg Perk Points! To encourage customers to go 'off the beaten path' and explore the website fully.. have Perks Points as a product with limited quantity hidden around that customers can find, add to basket, and redeem.   Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Learning Center! Sephora and their vendors post ooooooodles of videos to try and entice you to shop here, or buy a specific product. This idea is inspired by phone apps. The idea is that there would be a Learning Center where you can sign up for watching a video/advertisement and you get 10 perk points for a small amount of your time (2 minute video, example). There could be a limit on how many you can watch per day, but essentially the companies would be getting you in front of their marketing for practically nothing. There is plenty of software already in place to limit usage/abuse and ensure you play the entire video..  just like the phone apps do, the technology exists.
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@makeupobesessed Ahh yes, the ol' upper case vs. lower case "c" coolio mixup lol.    coolio - adjective, see also: neat, neato, far out, super-duper, tubular, bomb-@$... see post
Eyeliner breaking
I have a MUFE Aqua XL eyeliner and whenever I try to sharpen it, the tip breaks off in the sharpener.   1) It's a new sharpener, so the blade isn't dull. 2) I've tried putting it in the freezer before sharpening and that didn't help.   Does any one have ideas on how to prevent it from breaking off?   Thanks!
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NUDE Skincare
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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What would you suggest to replace the nude progenius omega treatment rescue oil? I really loved this stuff and it seemed to work for me. I think retinol is a little to h... see post
Where is the 2016 Sun Safety Kit online this year?
I have been checking since the beginning of May to pick up a kit online...Skin cancer runs in our family and I like to buy the kit for loved ones and let them have the products and I am making a contribution to more research on cancer... Very disappointed...Got an email this morning from Sephora advertising their mobile apps linked to the Sun Safety Kit...I have the app...and have Sephora bookmarked on my devices...Just wish they would give everyone a "heads up" about release dates. I just had to get this off my chest...Sephora...I am very disappointed with this rollout this year. Huge fan of your products but things seem to be too limited for your many thousands of customers. PS...By the way...a LOT of your customers are online shoppers...We don't have a local Sephora that is easy to visit...This is the most effective way to reach many customers and to keep them.
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Not sure if you're still looking for a link but does this work for you?     see post
I absolutely love the online beauty reservation module for booking makeovers, however only TWO of my local stores are on there.   Sephora Park Royal - ONLINE Sephora Pacific Center - ONLINE Sephora Metropolis - MISSING Sephora Coquitlam - MISSING Sephora Robson - MISSING Sephora Guildford - MISSING Sephora Abbotsford - MISSING   When are these Sephoras going to get with the program? They are IMPOSSIBLE to book at through old-school means, you are lucky when they answer the phone, and they are always so scattered when you try and ask for dates.   PLEASE GET THESE STORES ON THE RESERVATION PROGRAM ASAP!
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What brands would you like to see at Sephora?
I'd really like to see Paul & Joe, Anna Sui, and Les Merveilleuses de Laduree at Sephora. I know that Sephora Champs Elysees has Les Merveilleuses as well as the Sephora across the street from Galleries Lafayette in Paris.
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Out of pure laziness, I wish they carried some salon brand hair products, like Redken and Goldwell. I'd love to be able to pick up this stuff alongside Drybar and B&B.  see post