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Folks, it's (almost) that time of the year-- the one and only Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I received the mailer today, and wanted to share the beauty items that they are going to have on sale. There will be many more beauty items on sale, not to mention a gazillion GWPs, in addition to what they let us peek through the mailer. Any insider tips on what else will be on sale and the GWP? What's on your wishlist?
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun!   Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only.  If I share your deal, I will always thank you here.   I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it.   A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it.  Thanks for sharing.   *07/13/15 8:30pm- I am taking a few days off, but I will respond to any messages I see when I return.  Prewritten articles are always scheduled to go, but I will not be checking in on my blog either.      Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal.  Done Sharing! Now, use these deals and haul! My favorite hauls are always from the deals we all share.   If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Autumn -Winter-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/2 ...
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I know there are several older threads for this already but I think its time to start a fresh one.  So come on ladies...I hope you will all post your new vanity pictures with me!   I just finished a DIY Vanity project I've been working on for a while now and I'm super excited to share with all of you.  Here is a general view first...I got the table for free.  My parents recently bought a new hallway table and I was happy to take their old one. The wall mirror is a vintage item I inherited.  I place closet lights around it to make it bright enough for makeup application.  The picture in the background is one of my favorites...I loved it so much I bought it despite it being a print; its one of the few non-original art pieces in my house. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I bought a second large organizer for my foundations and skincare items.  I used coffee beans to keep the cosmetic brushes neat and some mason drinking jars for my hairbrushes. Spoiler (Highlight to read) This glass lizard was handmade by a local artist...I think he looks right at home here Spoiler (Highlight to read)  This is my other large organizer I already owned, just reorganized. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I put my Z Palettes in a generic folder/mail holder.  The slots are the perfect size for them.  The little figurines are my "Willow Tree" collection. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Underneath, I have room to store my nail polish organizer on top of my reserves.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I also have a couple baskets for hair styling tools and my samples I set aside for my TSB.  I also have a couple baskets for hair styling tools and my samples I set aside for my TSB.   And there you have it!  It feels so good to finally have a corner of the house completely dedicated to my lovelies!
Hey, I am excited to start a thread on July hauls. Please excuse me for starting this early! I promise I have a good excuse, it's my birthday tomorrow! The first of JULY! And I have never started a Haul thread. Figured it might be an excuse  
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!   (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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    ELF-2 is happening now! 7/20-8/21    ***We are currently SHOPPING*** If you are interested in joining ELF-3.....please leave a message.   ELF- Exchange Local Fare The ELF gift exchange promotes camaraderie within the Sephora BT community. Participants from different regions are pair up and exchange local fare gifts unique to their city and state. All BT members are welcome to join the fun!     7/20-7/24: Sign Up! Spoiler (Highlight to read) Thank you all for joining ELF-2!  Let's make it Great!  Thank you all for joining ELF-2!  Let's make it Great!   4 Very I mportant Things To Know Before Joining Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1. 100 Hearts or 1 reference from an outstanding BT member. 2. Gift Amount- $15  Please try not to go over to keep it fair for everyone 3. Plus Shipping Who had sticker shock during ELF-1? hahahaha Not more than $12.65 if using US Priority Mail 'medium' Flat Rate Box.  $11.30 if you print your own label at home. Or, you can pay by weight. Choose wisely and don't forget to forward the tracking number. I don't know how much it cost to ship to Canada, so please ask a Canadian.  4. Fill out your BT profile.  More on this below. 1. 100 Hearts or 1 reference from an outstanding BT member.2. Gift Amount- $15 Please try not to go over to keep it fair for everyone3. Plus ShippingWho had sticker shock during ELF-1? hahahahaNot more than $12.65 if using US Priority Mail 'medium' Flat Rate Box.  $11.30 if you print your own label at home. Or, you can pay by weight. Choose wisely and don't forget to forward the tracking number. I don't know how much it cost to ship to Canada, so please ask a Canadian. 4. Fill out your BT profile. More on this below. ELF-2 Schedule 7/24- Pair Up! 7/25-8/3- Shopping 8/4- Shipping 8/4-8/21- BT Show & Tell      Local Fare Gift Boxes Spoiler (Highlight to read) People have a lot of questions about the gift boxes and I thought this would help. You can PM your ELF this list or fill out your BT profile. People have a lot of questions about the gift boxes and I thought this would help. You can PM your ELF this list or fill out your BT profile. Filling out your BT Profile Spoiler (Highlight to read) ABOUT ME Favorite Color LOVE Shirt Size Do NOT Send Allergies Other Rank the following categories as 1=MOST LIKED.........5=LEAST DESIRED Food (list favorite foods/snacks) Drink (tea, coffee, mug, etc) Personal (lotion, cosmetic, jewelry, etc) Travel Souvenir (shirt, hat, coin wallet, decorative local crafts, etc) Other (Maybe you want a Boston Terrier or a NYC Hot Dog or Mickey ears) ABOUT MEFavorite ColorLOVEShirt SizeDo NOT SendAllergiesOtherRank the following categories as 1=MOST LIKED.........5=LEAST DESIREDFood (list favorite foods/snacks)Drink (tea, coffee, mug, etc)Personal (lotion, cosmetic, jewelry, etc)Travel Souvenir (shirt, hat, coin wallet, decorative local crafts, etc)Other (Maybe you want a Boston Terrier or a NYC Hot Dog or Mickey ears) The ELF-2 Fun Bunch Pairs!!! 1. Desertdancer-----Jen143xo 2. Sprytely-----Mixe 3. Starrysparkle-----kbmatthews 4. Malday-----MrsLisha 5. Libellules-----etscore1 6. Spotspotcat-----Mochapj 7. TriesToBoClassy-----Brie514 8. enableme-----makeitup 9. MK89-----rachelhill 10. cspriverratz-----Zpsid91 11. Jozkid-----vegchililover78   ***So, happy to see all the great BT'ers and wonderful cities in this round.***       Blind Draw Spoiler (Highlight to read) So, it was not super fancy, but it did the trick for a blind fair draw! If there is a problem PM me immediately, so that I can try and fix the problem in a private manner.  IMPORTANT: Please stay in communication with your partner and keep on schedule, so that everyone is playing together. If you must drop-out before shipping your ELF box........PM Me! I will make sure they get a gift, so don't feel bad.  This should be fun and enjoyable for ALL! Yayyy for ELF-2!      So, it was not super fancy, but it did the trick for a blind fair draw! If there is a problem PM me immediately, so that I can try and fix the problem in a private manner. IMPORTANT lease stay in communication with your partner and keep on schedule, so that everyone is playing together. If you must drop-out before shipping your ELF box........PM Me! I will make sure they get a gift, so don't feel bad. This should be fun and enjoyable for ALL! Yayyy for ELF-2!        Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Show & Tell Spoiler (Highlight to read) Come back and post your ELF gifts! We would love to hear about the other cities and what goodies make it so great and unique!!!! ALL ELF BOXES MUST REACH THEIR FINAL DESTINATION NO LATER THAN 8/21! Thank you!  Come back and post your ELF gifts! We would love to hear about the other cities and what goodies make it so great and unique!!!!ALL ELF BOXES MUST REACH THEIR FINAL DESTINATION NO LATER THAN 8/21! Thank you!                                                                             
HERE'S A LIST OF THINGS YOU CAN BUY INSTEAD FOR THE SAME/LOWER PRICE BECAUSE THIS BAG SUCKED.   MUFE HD Powder because you can seriously never have enough of this $36 They're Real Push Up Liner because THERE ARE SO MANY COLORS  $24 Beautyblender and Beautyblender micro.mini two pack because this is a must-have for makeup application  $38 Peter Thomas Roth Hall of Fame Kit  because your skin is important and this is a great value  $38 6 Sephora face masks because these are really fun  $36  (or 5/$24 with code MASKLOVE) 6 tins of Rosebud Salve because the only thing you'll ever need for anything and everything chapped  $36 Too Faced Five Star Favorites and Smashbox Try It Kit because minis are fun  $38 If you live close to a Sephora inside JCP, The Ultimate Cleanse set because it's 8 cleanser minis AND a voucher for a full-sized product for only  $34 And to make your life even better, with a $25 or $35 purchase, you can add a promo code for more stuff! Here's a list of all current offers:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/ACTIVE-PROMO-C ODES-13-SPRING-2015-EDITION/td-p/1942216   Or if you want to stop by an SiJCP, check out this thread for freebies and GWPs:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Sep hora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20709 ...     and never forget:       THIS SET MINUS THE CLUTCH IS VALUED AT $44.69 AND YOU WANNA CHARGE $38?! SOMEONE AT HAUTELOOK NEEDS A TALKING TO  
Hello Everyone,   Amazon Prime day is almost about to start at 12am PDT. (West Coast time). There will be lots of sales and deals release every 10 min. I thought this would be a good place to post up our good finds. I'm personally gonna keep an eye out for some DevaCurl stuff, USB flashdrives, possible workout equipment (per husband request), fun nail stuff and maybe a video game or two.  What are you guys on the look out for?
I received a pm from SarahBT saying she got my msg that we were having issues starting new threads and IT had taken care of it so this is just a test. It's obviously working for me. Please post here if you are still having issues. Thanks!
Hey guys! As my first post I decided to make a thread about the amazing beauty deals and Nordstrom Rack. I just went to Nordstrom Rack yesterday and they had a bunch of Too Faced and Stila items as well as a couple Urban Decay items! I thought that it would be a fun idea to show you guys the deals I got and I encourage anyone who wants to do the same   Everything that i got at Nordstrom Rack yesterday were Too Faced products, and let me tell you, the deals were great! These are the products I decided to pick up...   Bonjour Soleil Palette - $44.00 $16.97 - Chocolate Soleil .14 oz - Sun Bunny .14 oz - Snow Bunny .11 oz - Flatbuki Brush   La Creme Lip Cream - $22.00 $5.97 - in Cinnamon Kiss   All I want for Christmas Set - $45.00  $19.97 - Makeup Bag - Perfect Eyes Eyeliner .03 oz - Eye Shadow and Blush Compact .28 oz - Lash Injection Mascara .25 oz - Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer .35 oz - La Creme Lip Cream in Believe .11 oz   Natural at Night Palette - $36.00 $14.97  
The deals are gone (I totally sang The Thrill is Gone as I wrote that)!   Just kidding. They found a new home where the whole thread loads:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/DealsTooGood toPassUp/m-p/2052410#M39307  
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I just have to know...which of us regular BTers have NOT received the free gift (but still will, hopefully)?   How many of us are there?  
I have not seen a thread about this yet - I would really like to see what you guys have stored in your makeup bag and your every day makeup products! Whether it's on the go or at home so please share a pic of what's in yours!    Here's mine: LeSportsac x Rifle Paper Co Large cosmetic bag: - Kiehls Microperfecting Primer - Estee Lauder Doublewear - MAC Select Moisturecover NC20 - Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Bisque - Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Brush - Stila E/S Kitten - Marc Jacobs Magic Marc'er (part of the 500 pt perk) - MAC Harmony - MAC MSF Gold Deposit - Becca SSP Pressed & Becca SSP mini wand in Opal  - MUFE Powder - Lancome Cils Booster - Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long Wear Mascara - Illamasqua Bow Powder - Anastasia Brow Gel - Clinique Cheek Pop  
Hey BTers!   I decided to start at new haul thread for the month June. I love seeing everyone's hauls.Share what goodies you got this month. (beauty and non-beauty) Remember guys a haul is a haul big or small.        
The UPS man just arrived.  He had two orders for me: one from Clinique & one from Ulta.    I opened my Clinique order and it was missing a GWP Lipstick "A Different Grape", which was of course the one I most wanted (doesn't it always work that way lol).  I swear I tore the box apart 5x before admitting to myself it wasn't in there.  I called CS and they are going to reship it; however, it will take a week to get here.   Then I opened my Ulta order.  I got all the products but was missing the 3 free fragrance samples you get at checkout (although it did include 3 postcard advertisements & their catalogue).  I called their CS and they are also reshipping; however, it will take two weeks to get here.  Did I mention I actually paid $10 to ship this order extra quick because I needed a green lipstick for the weekend for a Poison Ivy look I'm doing?   #bummer #impatient
I just threw away so much stuff because someone decided to clean my brushes in the toilet and stuff them back in the drawer while I was on the phone.  See the guilt defiance?  Someone is getting such  a big timeout.  
 So I've always been natural, and my hair is long and healthy, but so thick that its a four hour process to wash and style once a week, also I have to restyle every three days because my hair won't hold the style without frizzing up.     I really wanted to chemically treat my hair, but I wanted to do it with the best products on the market, not your average beauty supply. So I decided on the Phyto line and proceeded to get EVERY product the sell for relaxed hair. Some of the products can be used regardless of hair type, like the shampoo and conditioner can be used on anyones color treated hair. All of the styling products are good for all hair types. And the protein treatment really is for anyone.          Three Large Bags Full!!!     Everything in this picture listed below: BAOBOB OIL  $40 ULTRA SMOOTHING SHAMPOO   $19 ULTRA SMOOTHING MASK (CONDITIONER)    $39 MOISTURIZING STYLING CREAM    $28 NOURISHING STYLING POMADE     $28 INTEGRAL HYDRATING MIST           $29 ULTRA-REPAIR NIGHT TREATMENT    $38 THERMOPERFECT 8 (HEAT PROTECTANT)   $28 I also purchased two index 2 relaxers  $65 *2   All in all with other things I purchased it was around $500. I'll make a second haul post.   Most of all I'm excited to do something different with my hair knowing I'm using quality products.    
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I know we still have a few more hours until the 1st, but I thought I'd start us off, anyway!   I got the email that the Shiseido Veiled Rouge lipstick I tried to buy earlier this week (but got a shadow shipped to me instead, lol) was back in stock, so I decided to try buying it again.   Come on guys!  Let's hope the second time for Skyglow is the charm   What've you hauled or will be hauling this month?
Here is a fun incident related to Sephora hauls that I thought You guys will enjoy too. I was expecting last two of my sale packages today so when mail man delivered them this morning, I immediately opened first one and was a bit surprised to see a coverFx contour kit, Sephora eye shadow palette and a few more things. I checked the invoice then and it was named for someone else in my building. After making sure the other package was mine, I went down stairs to see if the security guy at reception knows who this other person is because there was no unit# on invoice. Mail man was also standing there with a few other management people. I told him this is not my package and I opened it without paying attention on the name. He said oh I am so sorry, infact more than 90% of sephora packages I deliver in this building are yours so I just check the name on first one and thought second will be yours as well because you know how frequently you have Sephora orders to be delivered. With this all the men standing there start smiling.     Oh man, I couldn't decide if I should laugh or be embarrassed. I mean it is a huge building and still if there is a Sephora package it is assumed to be for me Anyways he came upstairs with me and we found the unit # on the mailing label so he went to deliver that package to right person. I have no idea what that lady might have said when she saw her package already opened.....Then he came in the afternoon again to deliver my second package which he said was hidden under other mail and he didn't saw it when he first came in the morning. Apparently he was thoroughly absent minded today but it made me think if I am really spending too much @ Sephora.
I hope you guys don't mind me starting this one off early. I feel like April is my month. New job and all. So here's a new makeup item added to my sailor moon collection.    So basically. That cap can be put on a pen or pencil or my eyeliner.
I know this is frequently discussed on BT, but I hadn't experienced it my self until today. This was an online order from bloomingdales, not in store at a counter. I have no "status" at bloomingdales (does that even exist?). So this is how us regular folk are treated   I knew going in that with an $85 purchase, I would get the two nars goodies, but my surprise was the 6 samples I received. There was no indication I would receive samples ... and they are actually good ones! The only bonus offer added to my cart was the Nars GWP.   We get excited that sephora lets us pick 5 samples 1 week out of the year. Meanwhile, over at bloomies, they throw them in without mention!   With my $85 purchase, I received:   NARS signature pouch DS Illuminator in Orgasm (0.3 oz, 8mL) Mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto (0.01 oz, 0.3g) Plus:   Prada Candy Florale, EDT (1.5ml 0.05 fl oz) Tom Ford Neroli Portofino EDP (1.5 ml 0.05 fl oz) Tory Burch EDP  (1.5 ml 0.05 fl oz) NARCISCO by Narcisco Rodriguez EDP ( 0.8 ml 0.02 fl oz My Burberry by Burberry EDP (2.0  ml 0.07 fl oz) Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation in Natural (1.5 ml 0.05 fl oz) Oh well, back to real life!  
What items did you buy at the sales event that you're excited about? ok I have to start off with the Bobby Brown Beach roller ball.. I put it on in store never even thought about buying and immediately placed in my bag.. It smells like the most beautiful beach ever I cannot even begin to explain how amazing.. Ahh no words it just really shocked me how much It smells like a refreshing beach day. Nothing better than a surprise new love I picked up the Cover Fx drops so I'm really excited about trying that out.. NARS  Copacabana Illuminator hopefully will be as amazing as it looks on my hand lol so I'm really excited about trying that out this summer.  Just wanted to share my sale haul I'm really excited about these items
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VIB ROUGES REGISTER:  http://sephora.cvent.com/   I thought this feed would be fun to see what everyone is considering since it's right around the corner! What do you plan on purchasing?  Here's what I'm considering... the list continuously changes...    (repurchasing these pills.. gone through 4 bottles already.. love them!)       (I passed on it in 2013 so I figure I might as well get it now)                     THE AFTERMATH
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mini haul i really wanted to get the Laura Mercier Eyeshadow palette but they were out of stock. So i got some skincare products from Skinfood. I spent 55 dollars so i guess it would be the same thing as getting the palette... hopefully the eyeshadow palette will be in stock before the sale ends.
With the sale going on I have a few items in my cart I have had my eye on and see people talking about often- just wondering what is worth it and what is not!  or any other ideas people have on something that is a must buy! im mostly looking at skincare items (combo sensitive skin with some breakouts and clogged pores)   * FAB Radiance Pads *FAB Oatmeal mask *Ren Gylcolic Radiance Mask (I think this is what its called) *Beauty Blender solid cleanser *PTR Cucumber Mask  
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Took me 5 seconds to pull the trigger...can't resist beautiful, luxurious brushes. Hope they are everything I want them to be.    
Anyone knows when the next VIB haul?
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Hi ladies, Have you guys recently bought anything with an ungodly price? I mean today I just was browsing the Neimans site (I know...dangerous) and I accidentally landed of the tom ford beauty site and I just bought two new lipsticks casablanca and gustavo. I already was like, "why am I spending money on these when I have so many dupes for them already?" oh wait. Tom Ford. The packaging and formula is honestly my favorite which sucks because itʻs so expensive. To make matters worse I ended up buying the Rodin Beauty Oil too (so excited to try it out though). Ugh, I need more self control.
Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and donate the remaining items to 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.   * Any larger items (full-size perfume, larger body care, larger skincare, large palettes) * Must* be proposed first before adding to your trade. If the next 2-3 people arent interested, please switch that item out.  * The box needs to stay USPS medium or large rate. If you can't fit it, swap out a larger item to make room.     Don't ■ 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)  ■ Don't put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB.  ■ 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 what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Price everything out.   Do ♥ 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. Label only on this thread not on actual item. ♥ 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. ♥ Please post a photo and your proposed trade before shipping the box. That way members can weigh in on the trade.     Allowed: ☆ 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 ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   Make sure total of what you put in is equal or above what you put out.   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).    roxystar ------>  USPS Tracking  9405509699938106322064 1. Syd Bristow ------>  USPS Tracking    9114 9999 4431 3004 1529 25 2. kalex  ------>  (sent and received) 3. txmommyofboys    ------>  USPS Tracking  9505111117455030480118 4. sonofmanjesus  ------>  (received & sent!) 5. garnett  ------>  USPS Tracking  9114999944313673643083 6. Poesrevy  ------>  9114999944313951576249 7. melde  ------>   9405903699300362853051 8. ghkim    ------>  (sent and received) 9. Britlee303 ------>    9505 5000 2662 5061 0009 03 10. Mafan   ------>  9405903699300373771306 11. Aznangelliz ------>    9505500018845072000018 12. roxystar
I've got my sights on traveling to Italy and Spain this summer, and am looking for recommendations for brands that will be accessible in those two countries that are otherwise harder to find in the states!   So far, all I have on my list are Kiko and Pupa Cosmetics. I'm not sure if one can gain easy access to Laduree makeup, Collection Eyes Uncovered palettes, or other European brands in Italy or Spain though. Any thoughts and/or experiences are greatly appreciated!