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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  
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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?
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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  
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.    
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 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!  
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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.
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
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  
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.
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.
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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.    
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!
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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?
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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
Hello ladies,   I saw a Guerlain GWP @the bay for a 200$ purchase. But I never tried this brand before. I am Medium-yellow with combination skin which is at times acne prone.   Can you pls recommend what I need to try from Guerlain?    The GWP stuff are: 1. Kiss Kiss mini lippie in Red(324 I think) 2. Mini Mascara 3. Mini Meteorites Light diffusing primer 4. Mini Meteorites Brush.   Thank you
Did you follow the official Treat Yo Self guide?  Alright - let's see 'em!
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
Some of you have been asking for makeup organizers here are some great ones I found at Marshall's for a great price . 
Hey guys! I just placed an order for my annual makeup restock and I thought I would share with you what I got! If you guys have any thoughts on these products such as pros and cons, please leave them down below! Thanks   Products I got: - Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation - Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser - Beauty Blender - Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 Brush - Clarisonic Mia 2 - Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional - Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - Versace Man Eau Fraiche Cologne (For my boyfriend)
I love seeing what people get during sales.  What did you pick up?  I got the Too Faced Bonjours Soleil, one of the Tart lipsticks and the sephora clipper set.
I like to make purchases for promos or free shipping. I'm always on the hunt for "filler items" to bring my total to $25, $35, or $50. I got sick of adding the $1 Single Ribbon Hair Ties from the sale section. {My dog ends up finding these and tearing them to shreds} So, I decided to compile a list. Please add any that I may have missed!   $1 Items: MUFE Artist Shadow Cutom Palette Case(in three different sizes)$1.00 http://www.sephora.com/artist-shadow-custom-palett e-case-P387671?skuId=1620582# $2-$2.99 Items: SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Nail File $2.50 http://www.sephora.com/colorful-nail-file-P382782? skuId=1560044 $3: SEPHORA COLLECTION Travel Light Refillable Bottle (1.75 oz) $3.00 http://www.sephora.com/travel-light-refillable-bot tle-P387873?skuId=1601046   $4-$4.99 Items: FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Wash (2 oz) $4.00 http://www.sephora.com/ultra-repair-wash-P386612?s kuId=1670751 SEPHORA COLLECTION Express Cleansing Wipes (10 ct) $4.00 http://www.sephora.com/express-cleansing-wipes-P27 6322?skuId=1344845 SEPHORA COLLECTION Soft Touch Cotton Pads $4.00 http://www.sephora.com/soft-touch-cotton-pads-P312 914?skuId=1258474# SEPHORA COLLECTION Travel Light Refillable Jar (0.87 oz) $4.00 http://www.sephora.com/travel-light-refillable-jar -P387871?skuId=1602184 SEPHORA COLLECTION Travel Light Refillable Bottle (3.5 oz)$4.00 http://www.sephora.com/travel-light-refillable-bot tle-P387875?skuId=1601038 SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty on the Fly Travel Bag $4.95 http://www.sephora.com/beauty-on-the-fly-P383016?s kuId=1625268
  I just had to say that I had the two best customer service experiences of my life!  One at Sephora and the other at Nordstrom's.  I went to a Sephora while visiting my father in Florida and I just had the most refreshing moment with an SA.  I was just lounging through the mall (my father was being grumpy with not finding what he wanted) so I found a Sephora (I'm not sure how many there are in Miami, LOL!  It was near Aventura I think...) and I was just walking around.  Wandering really when the nicest SA came up with me and we started chatting.  We were just goofing off (something never seen by me in a Sephora on a Saturday night) and all of a sudden she was showing me stuff that she thought I might like and stuff that are her HG.  She must have spent an hour and a half on me!  I've never felt so wanted in a Sephora before in my life.  They normally act like they want me to go away unless I'm getting a makeover.  Then they want to show me everything!  I didn't get her name (I think it was Marla) but she was truly the best.  She almost got me to buy Kat's Interstellar but no one is that good!   Then I had a kick **bleep** Nordstrom's experience!  Two within 5 days!  I had just come back from Florida on Tuesday and I didn't go online for the whole time I was with my father so I was behind on all my sales and things.  I called Norstrom's because I was coming into the store on Saturday (eh!  the Saturday before Christmas at the mall!) to pick up some stuff and I wanted to see if they were in stock.  I got the greatest stylist named Michael!  He sat there and looked through the Chanel section for the 500 items that I wanted (he kept asking me if there was anything else that I would like and I just kept coming up with things that I wanted from Chanel!).  That's when he told me about the price match on the Lord and Taylor sale that ended that night.  I was pissed because I had scheduled my 10 point day for Saturday so I told him that and he called and had my point day switched.  Made me very happy.  So I got my 10 point day and my 10% off!  But if that wasn't enough, he gave me the 10% on the Chanel items (Chanel wasn't included in Lord and Taylor's sale)!  He was about to ring me up and he asked me if there was anything else I wanted to buy and I was like "Well, i have to call back because I wanted some Dior and MAC" and he was so sweet and said that he'd grab them for me.  So I gave him a list of what I wanted (it was A LOT!) and let him go on his merry hunt for my items.  About a half hour later, he called me and said that he got most of my stuff (the only thing that they didn't have in store was the MAC lip pencil in Bespoken For and the holiday Dior eye shadow palette in Golden Shock). I told him that I figured that the Dior eye shadow would be MIA because they took it down off the website but he persisted and he found a store that still had both items and he took my information and said that they would send it to me via UPS.  He took care of me at every turn even though I'm just some lady with too much time on my hands who was just too lazy to go to the store and shop around like most people.  He put mu whole Christmas gift list together which is awesome enough but then he called me today at lunch and he wanted to know if I wanted him to gift wrap anything!  How great is that???  So when I go pick up my stuff at the store tomorrow, not only do I not have to stand there and wait to pay at 500 individual make up and fragrance counters, I have my things already have my things gift wrapped and he said he threw in a million samples.  He said every sample they had at the Jo Malone and Chanel counter.  I really need to stop shopping but when someone goes out of their way to help you like that, it just makes me want to shop more, LOL!  And the biggest shock was about an hour after I talked to him, I got my MAC and Dior order from UPS.  I wasn't charged extra for the shipping.  I placed my order at 8pm on Wednesday and received my order less than 2 days later!  Awesome!  
**CLOSED** This giveaway is a wrap! Those individuals chosen have been notified, so check your messages! Happy Holidays, everyone!   So, I have lots and lots of deluxe samples and foils. Good ones, too (La Mer, Guerlain, Dior...), but my stash is becoming an unmanageable space-hog. I want them out of my house and into the hands of BTers who will use them. I also want to show all of you my gratitude for maintaining such a positive community!   So, I've decided to play BT-Claus, and offer them to all of you-- no strings attached. Not a TSB, not a trade, not even a pay it forward situation (unless you were so inclined, of course). I am giving them away, with postage to either the US or Canada paid by me (sorry, BTers living in the rest of the world).   Here's the deal: I'm going to assemble ten to fifteen boxes full of samples, and from this thread, I'm going to choose random* people to PM for an address. I'll be choosing anytime between now and Sunday (21 December 2014). You should expect to hear from me no later than Sunday evening (say, 7pm EST).  Note: you must be over 18 (sorry, younguns!). I'll ship boxes on Monday, and viola!-- you could be the proud recipient of an unexpected holiday gift!   To avoid confusion, please only post if you are interested in receiving a box, or specify your disinterest within your post. The discussion topic is: what is the best beauty/skincare tip you have been taught, or what beauty/skincare tip would you tell everyone about, if you could?   *As these are my personal items and my own money for postage, I hope it is okay with all of you that I choose how I will decide who receives a box, whether it be by random generator or just by my own whim.      
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