Hello all! As you can tell from the title I will be on my way to college very soon! This means I will pretty much be on my own money-wise (with only minimal help from parents). I want to be responsible with my money, but I also don't want to give up some of my favorite makeup brands (first world problems am I right?). This applies to skincare too! Some questions I have: When do I save and when do I splurge? How long do certain products last (meaning how long before I run out?)? How can I get the most out of my products (making them last as long as possible)? What's a healthy budget amount for makeup? Per year, per month? What are the bare minimum products I should use? One of my goals is to not be excessive with the amount of products I have! Just the basics!
I posted a previous post about starting a traveling box with samples and deluxe samples and a few ladies were interested in doing one! This is the 1st traveling box I am apart of and of course the 1st that I am starting. So, we need to decide if we are going to do a medium or small flat rate box. RULES No used items. No open items DO NOT take more than you put in. Let's keep this fun and fair DO NOT take multiples of the same sample PLEASE try not to keep the box more than 3 days Make sure to send your address to the person listed above you Once you send the box off, post the tracking number in this thread ALL unused items allowed (well maybe not nail polishes if it will make the shipping costs go up) Post a pic of what you take out, what you put in and what is left in the box before you send it off THIS IS A DRAMA FREE BOX! We are going to have fun and try to keep this going as long as we can! If you are interested in being in the box, I have a few spots left so post a pic of what samples you have in this thread to be added. To start off, we are only going to have 10 people! 1. hollygohardly 2. MegEm 3.MLLECC 4. tessie84 5. Kittichick 6. NicoleFrat 7. NightKnight 8. Sweetxteeth 9. Nishcakes 10. BuxomBabe80
Not sure if this is allowed? But I'm going to give it a shot and hope it doesn't get closed *covers eyes* What's on everyone's wish list for this sale? The sale started yesterday for card holders and will be available starting July 18! I'm having a hard time in finding anything I like on the previews I've seen so far! But I really want this!
Saw Temptalia's post a couple of days ago on the Givenchy Fall collection for this year, and it's all so beautiful -- from the packaging to the colors. I mean, look at the burgundy leather encasement for the Le Rouge lipsticks! However, the only one I will probably get is the Blush Memoire De Forme Pop Up Jelly Blush in Rose Extravagant -- am I crazy to want to drop $37 on a blush?! :-\ Yikes... However, I feel that between the color and the packaging, it's something that I can admire for a while...as long as it doesn't dry up at some point. From Make Up 4 All blog From Fashion Trend Seeker
Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and donate the remaining items 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 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, 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 ☆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. roxystar4 -------> 9405509699937585873456 1. bombshell30 -------> 91149011898666880867309 2. ghkim -------> 9405903699300192324806 3. Drrragon -------> 9405509699938501015349 4. DandyLionFluff -------> 5. beethousand -------> 9405 9036 9930 0200 9057 75 6. cig01 -------> 9405903699300202919046 7. Mafan -------> 9405 9036 9930 0206 3663 65 8. melde -------> 9405 9036 9930 0209 3112 70 9. Kalex -------> 9405909699937678739230 10. Garnett -------> 9114901230803490105224 11. RJAMLT -------> 9405 9036 9930 0218 3515 19 12. dannyc 13. AznAngelLiz roxystar4 ------> The River
I have my formal coming up and I'm not sure what to do for my makeup and hair. My dress is navy blue with silver and gold sparkles at the top, I'm wearing silver shoes. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. This is my dress:
I saw the Sephora liquid moisturizer in the sale section. Watched it for three days, marked down from $22 to $11. I use that stuff right out of the shower, so I was worried about it being discontinued. I made A SIX HOUR ROUND TRIP just to get it. When I got to the store, the SA said it was $22 and not on sale! I whipped out my phone to show her AND IT HAD DISAPPEARED FROM THE SALE SECTION!! She made me feel like I was trying to pull one over on her. Did any of you guys see it? Or am I going crazy?!?
Hello!! I am getting married August 23 of this year and would love recommendations! I have my foundations down, looking for mascara and lip products! Or anything else you would like to share!! My hair is black, my skin tone is olive and I have hazel eyes. Thanks for your time and feed back !
Ok, so Tarababyz mentioned in her recent haul that there is a new Marc Jacobs 7 pan eyeshadow palette called The Dreamer. I am so excited because I've been waiting for them to come out with a new one! She said that she found it on the MJ site and already ordered it, but it's not there! Does anyone know more about this?
This is now available on Sephora. The purples look so pretty. I'm terrified of snakes, but this one seems so cool. Has anyone picked this up elsewhere yet? Also, I'm wondering if Sephora will have the eyelash curler that has the snake charm? I'm assuming the charm is detachable. I'm not sure it's too safe to have a snake dangling in my eyes while trying to curl my lashes o.O
I keep purchasing new things that catch my attention (or that I've convinced myself I need), but I simply can't get through all of the products I own. I don't have an issue tossing old mascara and liquid liners, but I absolutely hate the thought of tossing any other product before I've used every last bit of it. I've realized that it's impossible for me to use everything up unless I stop buying make-up altogether. What unused / unfinished products do you have trouble parting with? And what do you do about it? How do you use it up so you can move onto something new and exciting?
I have been haunting the HK section, hoping a few leftovers may turn up (Other than the two that are always there). Look what I found! Already signed up to be notified. Looking forward to seeing this collection, and I hope they have a launch party for Rouge!
I went to ulta after an appointment because I wanted to look at the TOO Faced palettes, the new ones, I ended up buying the rock n roll palette. As I was there a girl asked an Ulta worker if they had the Pulp Fiction in stock, I wanted so bad to tell her what I knew but I thought I'd be out of line to say it in front of the Ulta lady. Even when she had answered and stuff.. I just wanted to say "Sephora is going to have it in stock on the 22nd!" .. I didn't and eventually I lost track of her and I just made my way to the register. If you had been on this position, would you had gone through the lengths of telling her even if it meant an employee overhearing you? Thoughts? Side note, I bought the rock n roll palette, I opened it in my car and I looked closely and there were slight fingerprints on a couple of the shadows, I was pissed.. but being my lazy self and I was just bleh.. I didn't want to go back and demand an exchange.. then I just rubbed my finger over the shadow, I think I'll get over it but it still sucks that someone messed with the palette. Even a little carved dent is on my favorite shadow which happens to be glam rock, that's the shadow that led me to buy it.
I ordered Taupe and Soft Brown to see if either would work better for me since Dark Brown is pretty dark. I got them today so I figured I would share the swatches for anyone else looking for a color match. From left to right: Taupe, Soft Brown, Dark Brown.
Hi all! So I picked up the Amrezy palette today during my lunch break from work. My Ulta store only had 2 palettes (not including the tester) and I convinced a lady who I was standing next to and discussing palettes with to get the other one and the Chocolate Bar (yay for enabling total strangers! ). Anywayyyyy here are the swatches. Enjoy! Top: Legend, Glisten, Topaz, Iridescent Purple, Emerald Bottom: Vanilla, Caramel, Morocco, Deep Plum, LBD (Little Black Dress)