Okay, this is kinda random but I was just wondering. Like what do others do when they have heard bad news, or having a bad day, or just are sad at the moment? Do you go somewhere? Go for a drive? Want to be alone? Retail therapy? For me, I gotta say it's defiantly retail therapy. It brings my mood up for a while. And sweets... nothing better than stuffing myself with candy or cookies. Haha.
I've been watching the news lately and am so saddened by what has happened in Oklahoma. It made me think about "what if I lost everything" (material wise)? One aspect of what i would miss would be my makeup collection. I know it seems super superficial but I would miss it. Is there any way that Sephora could send items to the residents of Newcastle & Moore, Oklahoma who were devastated by the tornado? Shampoo, conditioner, soap, body stuff, makeup? I know it is the least of people's concerns right now and maybe it would be better to do at a later date? I just read a post about people who have a ton of extra Bath & Body Works items (and I know I have a ton of untouched items too)... I wonder if there is someway we could send items to these people? I know that the BT community isnt a place to share super weighty topics but this has been on my heart today.
Hi Ladies, I don't know if anyone else has noticed but I have watched this post grow into an incredible 1121 replies. I think it's an awesome thing to have a post going this long and just to let Sephoramusthave know what a great post she started.
I want to thank Candace and the BT mods and Sephora for giving out a free eyeshadow for those who participated in the swatch to get a free shadow sweepstakes here on beauty talk! I am absolutely THRILLED with my shadow, I couldn't have picked out a better one myself and I see myself wearing it every single day! Thank you so much!!
Hey Chicks, I thought it would be fun for everyone if we did this post. I wanted everyone to think about something negative in their live that they gave up or over came no matter how hard it was and had a really good result because of it. I wanted each and everyone of us to have that "Woo Hoo" feeling knowing they had what it took to get them to the result that made them and their life better. Mine would be: 1. The weed(being the negative) I pulled would be caffeine & the good (flower I grew) would be more radiant skin and no more jitters. 2.The weed(being the negative) would be cutting my hours at work. (Even though my job was not negative it was taking up too many hours when I wanted to spend that time with my family. The flower(good part) Getting to spend a lot more time with my family and only working 1 to 2 days a week now.
Share any recent used up and trashed products here! Mine is a box of biore nose strips---the box of 6. I've had it for awhile....sometimes I use them religiously every week and go through them like mad and sometimes they go untouched for months.
So, it's time to go on an extended no buy. I have more than I could ever enjoy for quite awhile. However, if you have gotten to know me a bit- it's going to be easier said than done! So, this thread is hopefully going to be a support group for me- and anyone else who wants to join me in a summer of no buy. The tricky thing is that I've got about 40% of my toner left and maybe 20% of my daytime moisturizer- and I see pan on my HG concealer. I have to buy the concealer since it's a staple product (and I have used up all of the other concealers that match my skin). I'd like to use up some skincare before repurchasing my daytime moisturizer- but if my skin reacts, I'll revisit the issue. When will the no buy end? I'm not sure, but fall collections will be on counters, if not on the leaves!
I have a few beauty apps that I really like on my ipad, but I'm bored and looking a new one (or two). My all time fav is called Popsugar. It is a free app and its like a blog/online magazine. There are different sections like fashion,beauty,celebrity,moms,etc... There are beauty tips and articles, and lots of new ideas for nails and makeup. Very fun and user friendly. The other one I really like is called Beautylish. This one if free also and has stories, tip and tricks, and lots of videos...there are other sections but I like those the most. I also like the Sephora app, this is different than the passport app Sephora has, I have both. The app that is different than passport has videos and a social section, plus the latest (and past) catalogues, and one of my favorite sections is the nail studio. This is where I get a lot of my nail ideas, and its cool bc it tells exactly what brand and color polish is used and has pictures with steps and tools needed. Anyone have an app they really like/love?...preferably related to beauty but doesnt necesarily have to be. I could use ideas for other apps as well.
I think it is so awesome that Sephora did the eyeshadow promotion for the BT community a few months back. I think it was a win-win. It got us in the store (I'm sure some of us picked up a little something when we went to swatch...) and then we get to try a new product! I just really wanted to post a huge thank you! (I haven't received mine yet but I'm like a hopeful puppy each day when I look for the mail). I hope that we can do more of these really neat promotions within the BT community in the future. Thank you!
Hello Ladies, Because we all have the same problem with the addiction of Sephora this is the place to come and release your woes of all the money each of us have spent. So come and feel free to be yourself. P.S.- This one's for you crazeeRN
I wish there were more ways one could organize their shopping list on Sephora and not have it default all the time. Sub-catagories would be awesome too : Foundation, Blush, etc... this would make it really easy to find items I am looking for. I wish we could also create a new folder (like with email).
Hello there, ladies and gents! Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask: "What's on your plate?" The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween! For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet. Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water. For lunch today, I had: -Brown rice -Steamed egg -Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper -Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens) Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have?
After many days of staying up late with my mom and not finding what I wanted for my prom dress, I finally found it!!!! I was getting really frustrated with the whole ordeal and my younger sister (she's 2 years younger than me) she found what I was looking for in less than 10 minutes. I was gobsmacked, flabbergasted, in awe, you get the picture. It's really pretty, flowy, elegant, sophisticated and classy. It also doesn't have any kind of sparkle which I love because since rhinestones are a big trend this prom season. I'm not a big fan of super sparkly things. They do catch my eye but i prefer adding them in a tasteful way through small pieces of jewelry. I want to do rose gold jewelry (earrings, bracelets/watch) and clutch with nude platforms. Warm rose golds/bronzes are more flattering on me than regular gold which looks way too yellow against my skin. For make up I was thinking gold eyes and a red lip ( either MAC Ruby Woo or RiRi Woo (if I can get my hands on RiRi))
I'm pretty sure this has been done in beauty talk before but I want to start one if not. just to be sure... name of the game: A-Z name of a product not the palette not the brand but the name of the color, or shade you can name more than one for each letter but you have to complete the whole list. it has to either be something you own or are interested in purchasing can be from a palette nail polish any beauty product even a fragrance name ready set go & have fun with it. (my family used to play this game in the most boring way when i was little on our trips to get to the local zoo from our house or while driving out of state with license plates bill boards street signs etc. but I think this is way more fun!) Note: Put the name of the color first, then brand then status of wether you own it or want it but only put down one or the other & if you own it you have to like it otherwise there is no point in introducting the title to others. because this gets people not to want to look into getting said products. it can be department store, drug store, sephora,ulta or otherwise just make sure you like it. & Enjoy!) I will post mine upon completion P.S. don't post too may pics. otherwise it will take forever for people to load the page LOL)
I'm looking for a good new show to get into. I always have my classic gilmore girls. I seriously watch it every single day and I've seen every episode like 6 times but it is my favorite show ever. It has just always been my favorite show. Some of my favorites are.. Gilmore Girls Castle Amazing Race Modern Family One Tree Hill (so sad its over) Grey's Anatomy How I Met Your Mother (this is recent.. just started watching on netflix) Big Bang Theory... BAZINGA! and some various others.. What are your favorites?? Especially ones that you LOVE to watch reruns of!
Hey Girls and New Posters, I never want anyone to feel that they can't ask a question or feel like I'm not supporting them in becoming product savy or wanting to apply makeup in a better way. I know that everyone has to start some where and I've always answered anyone's question veteran or new comer with the best answers I have and also stuck with them until we figured it out. I'm an expressive person and I'm gointg to be truthful and say how I feel so I never ever want any one on here to feel shamed or uncomfortable with any question you may have. I want to make BT a fun but also informative place for new comers or veterans at all times.
So summer is just around the corner- what plans do you have for the summer? I hope to get in a couple of kayak trips on local rivers and a day or 2 at the beach. I just love the sound of waves on the sand and those cool ocean breezes!
Anyone noticed that instead of shopping list we have a red heart sign now? So, when you browsing stuff if the heart is red it means you have the product in your (old shopping list). If not, then its a white/clear heart. Kinda cool
I just started wearing contacts again (it's been over ten years I think) and for some reason they are a bit annoying. I never had this problem before, even when I first started wearing them, so I'm thinking that maybe my eyes have gotten dryer with age or something. I think if I find some good eye drops that will help. I've been using Complete Blink-N-Clean eye drops but they seem to make things worse (blurry). I am SOOOO sick of wearing glasses so I really want to keep using contacts. Can anyone recommend some good eye drops that are safe for contacts that might help?
Okay so I've been watching youtube videos of how people chop and melt their lipsticks with candles and hair straighteners just to transfer a lipstick from the tube to a little palette to save space. Does anyone on here do that? And if so, share a pic if you can and tell us how you did it. It looks pretty cool but there's no way I could do it. Chopping up my expensive lipsticks doesn't seem like the way to go....but I don't have a massive amount of lipsticks and don't need the extra space.
I was flipping channels and came across an excellent beauty/skin care deal. For less than $40 you can get 4 items from the Korres Wild Rose line. You get a full size cleanser, a full size eye cream, a full size 24-Hour Moisturizing and Brightening cream and a deluxe sample of the Overnight Sleeping Facial. It is on HSN and it is only good until midnight tonight. I did get one for myself--it is a value of over $100 for $39.50. They will even let you break it up into two payments, which I did! I have been wanting to try this line for a while because of a sample that I got, so I am excited to try these items. Apparently the eye cream is a brand new item in the line... I think I will have to come to Sephora to buy the full size Sleeping Facial soon!
So, I realize I'm a bit late as mothers day was sunday and it's Wednesday ( as of now it is for me- after midnight) but I just wanted to shout that I have the two best kids ever! My 11 yr old daughter made me eggs for breakfast and my 7 yr old son cleaned the dishes up. Then they surprised me with their gifts, I got homemade cards and a mom newspaper, plus, they went to Sephora and bought me $10 gift cards from both of them, and each one made a little bag, where they must've asked for samples they knew I'd like, and put in with the gift card in the Sephora bag with the red tissue paper. They know I love the homemade stuff more, but they really did put in the effort and went to the store to not only buy the gift cards, but to ask for samples that I'd like, i got BB cream in my color, blush cards, perfumes...imagining them going around asking for the samples is so cute and makes me tear up a little. I've trained them well, dragging them to the store with me...especially my son... so BT moms...what did your kiddos get you? Or what did you do for your mom? I wanna know!
I've noticed that for some reason in Canada Sephora sells the same fragrance samplers as in the US, BUT without a certificate for a full-size fragrance and at the same price (well the CAD equivalent, so it actually costs more). So basically they are selling a bunch of perfume samples. I understand the pricing issues coming across the border and such that is not necessarily Sephora's fault and that Canada is a much smaller market; b ut this really irks me. I wouldn't be bothered by this if it came with the certificate at the higher price, or without the certificate at a lower price. Sorry for my little rant, but sometimes you need to let it out.
List your favorite finish for each category (matte, shimmer, glitter, satin, frost, dewy, glossy, etc) Here are mine! And feel free to add in your own categories! eye shadow: shimmer blush: shimmer lipstick: creamy and satin lipgloss: non sticky and glossy nailpolish: glossy bronzer: matte highlighter: shimmer foundation: matte
I am interested in becomming a Birchbox member. I like most of the brands they have to offer, and I think it will be so fun to get a box of minis every month. However...my husband is nervous they will charge for random things or make it difficult to quit. Could you all tell me your experience with this company? Thanks!