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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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Earlier this week I was recommended Mario Bedescu products and before I buy them I would like some feedback on how well they work. I have whiteheads like crazy. s soon as I get rid of one, three more appear. It's annoying so I would like some products to try. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to let me know. Thanks! 
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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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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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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.
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♥ 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 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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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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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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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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Requirements: -Over 200 hearts and active currently on Beauty Talk -On the positive trades list or positive TSB experience list -Have a bunch of goodies to add to make this a great box! Allowed: ☆ High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay. ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", …) ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped or in a box ☆ Mascara if it's sealed/ brand new never used ☆ Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags/Empty Jars as long as they are clean ☆ Anything that is sealed ☆ Skin care items in tubes & bottles Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened ☆ Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else ☆ Keep non beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). ☆ every item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ziplock Not Allowed: ☹ Pre-made samples ☹ Taking more than you put in. Keep the Value of items equal ☹ Used items ☹ Swatching items in the box ☹ Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. Rules (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn) KEEPING THE BOX IS STEALING-Sorry that this has to be said -don't put in anything unsanitary -send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box -replace what you took with something as nice or nicer -NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left (picture AND written description preferred) -package things carefully and put things in ziplock bags -have fun, try some things you haven't tried before NO LIPSTICKS! It's summer and they can melt in the heat while being mailed! Lip glosses and Lip stains are OK! ☆ NO RESERVE ☆ ☆ No Swatching items from the box ☆ UNLESS sealed NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED Do NOT ship the box until we have seen what you put in and took out.  Must post a photo of both things put in and our of the box. If you take out a palette, must put palette in. everyone loves palettes! Please message the person before you on list with your name and address if you are apart of the box! Please PM me if you meet these requirements and want to be in my TSB!   1 2 3 Mrsbaine 4  5 Vanillammm 6 Daisies121 7  8 Hackneyfl 9 Kclr16 10   here are a few items going in the box:  
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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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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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I ordered the Sephora Pro Allover Powder Brush #61 and received it today, only to notice a striking similarity to the Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush.  Does anyone have both?  I really don't want to use the Sephora brand brush just to test it because then I'll feel terrible about returning it, but I also don't want to keep it if the Tarte brush is identical.   If you've ever been in a similar situation, what did you do about it?  Keep both brushes even if they're complete dupes?  Return the new one?     Halp!
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Awesome GWP going on now at Ult* online.  Sucks that I didn't find out about the 12 piece sampler until now.  I had placed a $60 order this morning because of the Mally Beauty 4 piece GWP and I also got the 8 piece fragrance sampler.  It would have been nice to get the 12 piece set as well...  Now I am thinking about placing another order to get another set of the fragrance and beauty bag.  OMG April is killing me!     With $25 purchase, you get a free 8 piece fragrance sampler.       If you spend $50+, there is a bonus free 12 piece beauty bag  
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I started using the korres milk cleanser about 6 months ago, and fell in love with this product! I literally did not have one pimple, or any skin concerns while using it. I then went into multiple Sephora's and they are no longer carrying korres!! Living in Canada, most websites I found that do carry it will unfortunately not ship outside of the U.S. I am seriously so sad this amazing line is not being carried anymore! I recently bought Caudalie milk cleanser (suggested by an employee) and am not super satisfied with it.. It almost feels like my skin is not completely clean! Does anyone have any suggestions on a new, preferably milky face wash!? Anddddd.. how is purity face wash!? P.s I have sensitive skin
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Dear Sephora,   You are welcome for my purchase. No I am not ready to review, and half the time I have already reviewed. I do like receiving emails from Sephora, especially rouge emails after 4 month of trying (thank you by the way). However, what is up with the review reminder emails?   I don't get review reminders for all of my orders, just some of them (why??). And sometimes I get those emails AFTER I have already done a review. I am aware that Sephora email system is lacking, but while you are fixing it, can you add in a little feature where if we have already reviewed something, STOP sending us review reminders? or better yet, don't send us any review reminders.  Thank you.   Sigh & Facepalm, BeautyTester
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It's ridiculous that we can't use our coupon codes as well as a promo code on Sephora's website. They should consider a coupon separate from a free promo item otherwise you have to choose between a discount or a promotional item (which may entice me enough to buy the full item if it's a deluxe sample). Ridiculous. I can't imagine I'm the only one upset by this...
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I am in the process of going through my makeup collection and organizing everything.  As I'm doing this, I started wondering where I could find certain products that would be great to have, but aren't available at Sephora.  Here's my list of products that I wish Sephora would carry.  It's just a sort of "wish list" of products that I would love to see at Sephora!  What are some products you wish Sephora would create and/or carry? 1. Clear, acrylic makeup drawers that are large enough to hold longer items such as: long palettes like Urban Decay's Naked palettes glosses eye pencils long nail files   2. Sephora's own line of cosmetic organizers Imagine Sephora's black and white stripes on a line of counter-top beauty organizer units including inter-locking or stackable units and coordinating trays and cups for brushes and pencils. Clear, acrylic units with a lightly etched "Sephora Flame" logo would also be beautiful!   3. Makeup brush covers mesh brush guards would be nice  solid cap covers with a stretching/adjustable type sleeve at the base would be great. Clear caps or caps in different colors would be nice to help identify different brushes. 4. Eye Pencil covers with built-in sharpeners Sephora carried these briefly a couple of years ago, but they were discontinued.  Why??? 5. A long handle, metal eyelash comb with a cover to help keep it clean.     6. A customizable fragrance collection of various scent notes "top. heart, and base notes" that could be sold separately or as sets, to be combined or layered according to the wearer's preference. Each "note" would come with it's own mini card that gives a profile of the scent.  I think it would very nice in a vellum envelope. For example: "Pink Pepper" : "Originates from a pepper berry. It doesn't smell spicy, but rosy instead. A very popular modern accent that provides a modern light floral note.  Used to soften notes of woods and  ambers and is often used in fruity floral scents." Plus"recipe" cards to offer people different suggestions for combining the fragrance notes. Imagine a Create-Your-Own Personal Fragrance bar at Sephora.  Each personal combination would be a unique reflection of each wearer.                  
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Hi Everyone, Lately I've been trying to cut back on spending, and normally I tend to overlook Sephora's own line of products.  However, I have ordered a few items during the 15% sale, including some blushes, bronzer, and eyeshadow.  They have great reviews and are much cheaper than higher end alternatives.  They are also mostly free of parabens, sulfates, and other bad chemicals, which is definitely a major factor when I decide what to buy.   Have any of you tried Sephora Collection items, and which ones do you like best?
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The neighboring makeup artists do NOT do my eyebrows justice. So I heard about the $50 "makeover" and I'm just curious as to how it works.
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WALMART selling 1.7OZ for $49.97 SEPHORA.COM selling 1.7OZ for $69.00!? ( http://www.sephora.com/bright-crystal-P163103?skuI d=943571)         Is this why in 2007 they've made a BEAUTY INSIDER a option when SEPHORA was open in US in 1998.
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Have any of you spotted these new Josie lovelies? I think I absolutely need these in my life! I'm just envisioning throwing one in my beach bag...   And whyyyy didn't I receive an email saying they were available already?!   http://www.sephora.com/argan-infinity-lip-cheek-cr eamy-oil-P385747?skuId=1584549
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I know there has been some talk about beauty products sold at TJ Maxx and whether or not they are good.   I stopped there today and decided to look in that section. Just wanted to share with everyone what I found in case anyone is interested.   Korres Lip Blockbuster volume 2 $19.99 Elizabeth Arden toner $7.99 Bliss daily detoxifying toner $9.99   And that lipstick holder is perfect!!!! $3.99. I had to buy 2  
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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 list:   http://bit.ly/1cBmld2 (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!!     Algenist - http://bit.ly/hEn4Pt   Amazing Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/jGVkuX   Anastasia - http://bit.ly/dmGpFF   Anthony Logistics - http://bit.ly/iuZSqx   Bare Escentuals - http://bit.ly/1nCQQ   Becca - http://bit.ly/Kul5yK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on PETA)   Betsy Johnson – http://bit.ly/1bMAgcK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on PETA)   Blinc - http://bit.ly/kzOLQW   Bliss - http://bit.ly/lcUa3A   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 PETA)   Buxom - http://bit.ly/du1aJE   Carol's Daughter - http://bit.ly/kDoUPh   Caudalie - http://bit.ly/K0ur4Z (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on PETA)   Chanel - http://bit.ly/mC5oRX   Clarins - http://bit.ly/1drQjhf (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on PETA)   Couture Colour - http://bit.ly/iyasCq   Cover FX - http://bit.ly/kXemXu   Dermadoctor- http://bit.ly/qKVx3   Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - http://bit.ly/1cV0lLp   DuWop - http://bit.ly/j2deqC   Evian - http://bit.ly/lq4Pn8   Hello Kitty - http://bit.ly/etHHT0   Hourglass - http://bit.ly/4kvSzp   Illume – http://bit.ly/1cV0nmu Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jack Black - http://bit.ly/khv2yF   JINsoon – http://bit.ly/1aCQUw0 Cruelty/Gluten Free   Josie Maran - http://bit.ly/dJ8G4F   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 PETA)   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   LaVanila Laboratories - http://bit.ly/Njj9H   L’Occitane – http://bit.ly/1aCRBW8 (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free, but they are not listed on PETA)    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     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   Ole Henriksen – http://bit.ly/1abDWJc Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Omorovicza – http://bit.ly/1aCSwFS Cruelty Free Perfect   Formula – http://bit.ly/1gcTflm Cruelty/Gluten Free   Pantone - http://bit.ly/wjXwYp   Ren – http://bit.ly/K0w4j2 “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”   Sachajuan - http://bit.ly/1eDGNtG   Smashbox - http://bit.ly/cV7R0g   Stila Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/7ireI4   Tarte - http://bit.ly/9z2JWF   Tata Harper – http://bit.ly/1icj5aj   TanTowel - http://bit.ly/JERYJb   The New Black – http://bit.ly/1iMMhaK Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Too Faced Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/mimfHa   Urban Decay - http://bit.ly/kMsQFE      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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So I've been wanting to try Sigma brushes for a while and just couldn't bring myself to spend so much on brushes.  Then I saw that Jaclyn Hill was having her top 7 brushes in set for $90.  So I did it.  Yes, I bought the brushes! I am super excited for it to arrive.  Anyone else order it?  Any feed back on the brushes that are included in the set?   *F80 Flat Kabuki *F86 Tapered Kabuki *F35 Tapered Highlighter *E55 Eye Shading *E25 Blending *E40 Tapered Blending *E30 Pencil
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If so how do you feel about this duty we are being charged? Anyone still buying? Do we have any options?
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So... I don't know if everyone's aware of this, my apologies if you already all know, but I thought it might be a good tip for those who are Canadian and don't know about this!    When you go on to JM website, her products are actually cheaper than buying it at Sephora! (If you're a Canadian) For example, if you were to purchase 1.7 oz JM argan oil, it's $58 CND at Sephora; but if you go on to JM website, it's $48 USD. The currency is 0.91 CND/1 USD, so even with that, your JM argan oil is $52 CND...   Also, they shipping is free if your total is over $25 USD.   Although they don't have too many selections as much as Sephora - which seems a bit odd to me, why does an official website has less selection than Sephora? - If you have staple items that you buy all the time, it'd be better to buy at JM official website. they have great promo codes too, right now they have 22% off of all products till April 22 if you use the code "Earth22,", so it's even better!
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I was wondering if a mod could please help me     When will the Nars Ita brush #21 come back in stock?  I've been wanting this brush for a while now and I'd prefer to purchase it from Sephora. I talked with Nordstrom's and they aren't planning on carrying it anymore ( muuuwahhhh     I'm not sure if NARS is discontinuing this brush… Seems unlikely as it's really popular.  
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Will the NARS contour blush be available in Sephora? If so, when? In time for chic week?
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So I know some ladies here use Mario Badescu products, and others have gotten samples from them*. Their lines get pretty good reviews and I really like their rosewater/aloe facial spray so I decided to try a couple more products. What did you ladies get? Any favorites?   For reference, I have oily/combo in the summer and dry/combo in the winter (nowish). Orange Tonic mask - It smells like orange juice but it looks white. It is a thin clay mask, like Glamglow white or Boots Botanic but a little lotion-y instead of watery. It's a soft mask and you can feel a gentle tightening as it dries. It rinse off ok but....doesn't leave me with a super clean feeling like Origins charcoal that I use....   Strawberry Face scrub - It smells like strawberry gum, and the scrub is basically a light pink cream with sparse amounts of strawberry seeds. It reminds me of Origins Modern Friction, altho I prefer thick paste of grains rather than cream/watery solution with sparse grains.   Enzyme Cleansing gel - It's non-foaming gel cleanser, kind of like Anthony Logistic glycolic, with a very mild pleasant scent. After rinsing, my skin felt clean and comfortable. It does cleanse off makeup but you have to rub it in for at least 10-20 seconds (tested with UD eyeliner, powder eyeshadow and KVD lipstick)   Special Cucumber lotion - It reminds me of Clinique toner 2 (with an even shorter ingredients list). Both have a astrigent scent, refreshing and leaving no residue on the skin. Clinique toner 2 does dry my cheeks out in the winter and this didn't. This also didn't sting even when my skin is a bit sensitive after a peel. I might get this for next summer.....   Hyaluronic Eye cream - It's a normal cream, not lightweight and not heavy. There's absolutely no scent and it does not irritate even around lash line. A great basic eye cream for sensitive eyes and, pretty much all skin types unless you are super oily or super dry.   Collagen Moisturizer SPF15 - scentless, a lightweight cream that sinks in easily. It's perfect for combo/normal skin and I would imagine this is good for sensitive skin. Nothing super fantastic about it but very nice.   Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater - this is actually the first thing I brought from the brand. I like the simple natural ingredients list. Very mild rose scent and feels just like water on the skin. In addition to use on skin it's great for taming my static-y hair in the winter.   They are a pretty natural brand with simple ingredients list, which I like. I'm not a fan of the mask and scrub. The eye cream and moisturizer are good but nothing fancy (but then again, they also don't cost $50 per oz or something). I'm going to purchase a full size cucumber toner and the drying cream to try next time (after my wallet recovers from all the Sephora holiday goodies).   *Mario Badescu will mail you free samples if you fill out the skincare survey on their website. It doesn't always work, so make an account, do the survey, maybe even put the products in your basket and wait. If you don't get an email within the week then try again?