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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?
A while back I had made a look using the colors of the stray cat that took shelter in my home, I've fed and given her water ever since. This is the second time she's had kittens, unfortunately the last litter didn't survive and from what I know she only had two this time but only one has made it to the barely opening eyes stage. She had them on July 1st. I haven't named the kitty yet, but here's a picture of his(I'm thinking it's a he) cuteness.  Taken today.    It's been 2 months and 7 days since little neko was born. Here is his updated picture, he posed for it. He posed a lot. 
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What a depressing two days we have had. First, the untimely death of the great Robin Williams yesterday. And now, today, the beautiful Lauren Bacall. She was not only a gorgeous, talented woman, she was also a devoted wife to Humphrey Bogart and mother to his children. We lost another great one today, and although she will now be reunited with her Bogey, she's going to be missed forever by the ones she left behind. Rest in peace beautiful Betty.    
So I feel like doing my makeup, but it's raining so I don't think I'll be going out. That's not the point of this status though.   What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day?   Mine goes from classical music, to the beatles, and of course - David Bowie! 
I'm so excited! This past week I've been shadowing out on the black tile with my new co workers. It's so much fun since I love helping people find the right beauty products.   Although, I'm still a bit nervous when giving mini makeovers. I feel a bit scared that I'm doing something wrong or they don't like what I'm doing. But the best way to learn is just to do it, right?   Is there any advice you could give me so that I can be the best beauty consultant ever? I'm super friendly and I always jump in to help. I actively offer samples and give a reasonable amount (usually a 3 day supply). I always offer to sanitize and provide clean applicators and makeup removers. But I just feel like I could do more, especially when there's a freestanding Sephora on the upper level.
I dont want to pour my dramatic life story here.. So ill cut to the point. Past 2years have been tough since my mothers pass. Family/chosen sides/Pretty emotional arguments.   I have College, work, insta, and my lovely BT to keep me company. Sephora and BT make me happy after a hard day/: does anyone else get happy with makeup after a long rough day?(:   my sleeping pattern has been terrible. Any tips and advice on how to slowly get back to a better sleeping schedule. (Staying up late just thinking/:  and spending money on makeup that i dont need xD ) (Products?) any tips for eating healthy on the go(: ? I know being healthy and sleep are important for beauty and college grades .. Haha.   tips on feeling better period? Haha. Stories on how you ladies made it through a challenge? I know we cant get to personal or shouldnt. I hope i didnt>.<   Just like to say thank you to you lovely ladies(:   
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Toot toot! Round three of the Trans-Canadian travelling cosmetics train is now *closed* *Update*   Here is the new train order! A couple of stations are friends of mine, I will be passing on their addresses to the people sending to them. Please PM the person sending to you *now* with your full name and address. If you don't have an address by Monday please contact me.  If I have missed somebody on the train please contact me asap     That said, Toot toot! All aboard, here we go!   Ont: 1)      Bcteagirl 2)      Ivyxox: Passed on to Ivy, August 21st 3)      Poornima: Arrived August 24th left August 27th 4)      LovingLondon: Arrived September 2nd, send on September 8th:   Tracking #: 0059382000696770   QC: 5) HappyGen: Arrived september 10th   Sask: 6) Gayle (friend)   BC: 7) Heartsmyface 8) Deesa (friend)   Ont:   9)Firespinner 10)  KBmatthews 11)  Yullz 12)  Bcteagirl   I rotated out some items so that there will be new items for the returning members. I added in some brand new Julep, Kiels, and a couple MAC.  I hope everybody has a grand time, I had lots of fun putting this together! I am meeting Ivy very shortly to pass on the box to the next station!     ************************************************** **** You also need to be able to meet the rules in a timely manner, keep the box moving within three days. You need to be able to post photos of what you take and link them in this thread.   This is a longer train, so if you have any travel plans in the next 2-3 months, you need to include this information when you contact me.   You need to: 1) Post in this thread 2) PM me, include full name, full address, if you were on a previous train, and if not the info above (Member for how long, somebody else who can vouch for you). This is a second round of a box, so there is a HUGE variety in here, so much great stuff (thank you previous participants!!). Very exciting to start a box that is such a great mix to start with. We had so much fun on the previous train (and it moved so fast!) that I know this will be great!   BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE RULES!   ****NO RESERVE****   ****No Swatching items from the box****   ****ITEMS THAT MAY BE INCLUDED****   ALL SEALED ITEMS are welcome, UNLESS sealed   NO: Nothing you dip your fingers in if opened NO opened mascara NO opened lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze). If any of these are new, tape them shut and label them as new.  Leave other lipsticks/etc untapped so people can see the colours.   NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED   all cosmetic/skin care samples are fine   ***Other: For full sized items, there is a strict one in one out policy for drug store items: ie: If you want to trade in a drug store item, you must be taking out a drug store item (Feel free to take out extra drug store items lol). This will ensure that this box is largely of higher quality cosmetics (While still allowing for some variety). There will be just a few drug store items per box    *Be polite *Don't keep the box longer than a few days (please try to keep the box moving in a timely manner)    * All packages must include a tracking number, Send me (@Bcteagirl) the tracking number.   *TRADE ON OR ABOVE the value of the item you took -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 - One in/one out rule for any drugstore cosmetics (which are limited) -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left -package things carefully and put things that could leak in ziplock bags     **YOU MUST have a tracking number for your package, and it must be posted here!   Once the train order is set, you need to PM the person who is sending to you your address right away, don't wait until the train is close to you!      
They have an Hourglass brush that I would like to buy, and I have the code for $20 off your first purchase... however every single review (and there are many) for HSN say that they've had nothing but problems and truly awful customer service.   Has anyone bought from HSN before? Please share your experiences. Let me know if I'm safe spending $54 on their site.
Ulta that was for Platinum members?  I know the basic is a CK mascara, but what was the bonus for Plat members?
I am sitting here looking at all my makeup. Then I realize, I will never be able to use it all....not in a lifetime. Many products aren't even touched. But they keep coming out with new things! Especially with the holiday releases coming up. And I can't stop!!! What a dilemma!
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers.  A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc.   I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board.   I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow.    - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time.   EDITED:   Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order.  5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$.  I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON   Tarte now ships to Canada!    
'What a Girl's Eyebrows Mean' Anyone just love Jenna? LOL. I laughed about them all. I have bushy eyebrows and when she said what she did about them I was like "So true.. I let them grow so I could have those Cara D eyebrows!" xD  
I really, really, really want BeautyTalk on my iphone! Someone please tell me that this will happen soon...
I was talking to my mom this morning about my 6 yo wanting to join GS.  She asked if I was going to be a leader. I laughed and said that when all the girls returned home from a camping trip with full faces of makeup I probably wouldn't be asked back lol.  Anyways, it got me thinking about all the fun patches that could be associated with a beauty version of GS!  Um, winged eye liner patch, anyone?   It probably wouldn't ever get established, but it's a lot of fun to think about!  
When does Sephora have the best deals??
Come and let everyone know if you've done a trade with someone or they've been an awesome TSB contributor! Let's give kudos to our BT BFFs!    So a post could be one persons feedback on another, how a trade went, did they ship quickly, etc. and others could reply if they dealt with the same person and how their trade went.
So we all like makeup, but there are some of us out there who also do other things as well, including playing instruments. I am curious and therefore, I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone on here plays a instrument out there. If so, come and share with us and tell us why you choose that instrument.   1.  Mandolin - Not to be confused with an orange (seriously, I get it a lot of that from people). It is also not a mini guitar (yes, that too). For those who don't know, a mandolin is a cross between a fiddle/violin and guitar. I am actually just beginning to learn it but the reason why I learned it is because I wanted to try something similar to a guitar but different. There are too many people who play guitar and therefore, I wanted to play something cool that wasn't a very well known instrument; something unique. I ended up with the mandolin. Although I am just beginning to learn it, I am learning it rather quickly (all thanks to my violin background). The only thing I am seeming to have trouble on is the strumming, which I will get used to once I practice some more. So far, it is enjoyable and I can already play Hot Cross Buns on it (day 1). I am also able to tell which note is off and which one is dead on. As for the type of mandolin I own, it is a Gibson A-9.   2.  Violin - I've actually been playing it for seven years and therefore, I am pretty advanced on it. This instrument had helped me to learn the mandolin. To be honest, I really did not want to learn violin and was sorta forced into it but I grew to love it as I played it more. Perhaps it was because it challenged my brain a lot more than the other instruments would have, due to the fact you are doing multiple things at once (bowing and fingering).   What about you? What instruments do you know how to play?
On my must have list this year: MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in "Japanese Maple", Bobbi Brown Powder Blush in "Nude Peach", MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation and the UD Naked 3 Palette. Just curious as to other peoples favorite goodies...maybe there is something my collection is missing! <3
Well, I was happy to see that Zpsid has 1111 Hearts!! What are the chances of noticing she was at that exact number? Feeling lucky? Maybe it's a good number to play, who knows? (but if you win, you have to share it with Z and me, okay?)   I wish I could come up with a good song from my 'Mental Play List" which now includes "This is the song that doesn't end" but I'm coming up blank at the moment - hopefully something will come to mind. Maybe this will be the invite to a heart party that doesn't end.   Congrats on 1111 hearts, you earned every one of them and it's nice getting to know you. I sent J-Fall & JusTim invites (Fallon & Timberlake) but not sure if I gave them enough notice - I'm sure they'll be here in spirit (and maybe "Dean" and "Sam" will make an appearance too! )   ps - No, Mr Clooney did not get an invite - since I broke it off he's been in a terrible tailspin, didn't think it was fair to jerk his chain.   Edit - meant to write "It's time to Party Hearty for Zpsid91" in my thread title, sounds a little silly the way it is. Guess I'm off my game.......the whole breaking of Clooney's heart thing must be affecting me more then I realized. My bad. (   )  Or is this his most elaborate hoax/practical joke EVER? Spoiler (Highlight to read) Not Funny GEORGE!!!!! ( ) (hmmmmm, is that me making a silly face or am I sticking out my tongue and possibly giving a "Raspberry"??) Not Funny GEORGE!!!!! ( ) (hmmmmm, is that me making a silly face or am I sticking out my tongue and possibly giving a "Raspberry"??)
I have a moderately large tattoo on my inner right forearm that I need to cover while working for a particular organization. I've never needed to cover it before and since it's over four inches long and on my forearm, it's too large for make up. Plus, I'll be washing my hands a lot, donning gloves, etc. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on something I can buy like an elastic type sleeve or something similar to a sweatband but not too thick. I can use bandage-type things if I'm in a bind but I'd like something that might cover in a few colors and can be washed and reused.   Any ideas?
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My 12 year daughter Mikayla went to the state fair with her band to play. The kids had about 2 hours to eat lunch, ride the rides, play games, etc. I sent her with $20 for lunch and rides. When I got home from work, she was wearing this ridiculous rainbow squid hat. I burst out laughing. I asked her why she chose and her answer made me laugh and also made me a little proud of her. She said, "it reminds me of PRIDE [LGBTQQIAAP] and unicorns. And PRIDE and unicorns are awesome!"    At 12, she has a pretty deep understanding of social issues, and she knows what's important to her. She's been a proud supporter of gay rights/gay marriage for at least 2 years. My bleeding heart liberal views have rubbed off on her pretty well, I must say. But she is free to make up her own mind about what she believes in.    I hope we can avoid a discussion about social or religious issues here and let me just be a proud mama of a little girl who has a huge heart and stands up for what she believes in. And we can laugh at the fact she spent $12 on a ridiculous rainbow squid hat.  
Good job on bring Apple Pay to your stores Sephora! Very excited to hear your on the edge of innovation in technology as much as you are in makeup. #BroudToBeRouge(today) #AppleGeek #OctoberCan'tGetHereFastEnough #IronicallyIHateHashtags
Warning: long story   I will try to make this short.  I have a friend who I have known for more than 10 years. We have a lot of interest in common, so we always end up talking for hours. We also share family stories, personal stories, etc that we couldn't easily disclose to others.    Recently however, I've been noticing that she has been crossing the line here and there.  To make this make a little more sense, she is someone who is very insecure and obsessed about physical appearances. She has this strict idea of what she sees as being pretty and perfect, and almost enforce them? on other people.. its like if someone were to tell her whoever she thought wasn't that pretty, she would go talking badly about them saying "if she was pretty, I wouldn't say anything, but how could she say that with her face and body". BUT if someone were to say who she doesn't think is pretty to be good looking, she would start dissecting that person's (the celebrity that the other girl said was pretty) everything and find every flaw.    I don't like talking or hearing bad things about other people when they did not do anything wrong. its just uncomfortable and annoying because being different doesn't mean something is wrong.  but recently, I've noticed that she has been talking trash about the kinds of categories I might fall under.  I don't have too much confidence about my appearances, and objectively too, I don't have Miranda Kerr's body or SNSD Yoona's face. For example, she would talk about how being tall is bad. As a women, they're not pretty and look monstrous with heels; She would say no one without double eyelieds is pretty; that someone with broad shoulder looks like a guy and is ugly; and that someone whose not thin thin (not bony, but close to it) has inability to take care of themselves.  and say "your eyes aren't small~ upto 170cm (5'7") is okay~ I never thought you were big~ we are students~".    I'm 170cm, I don't have double eyelids (have an inner fold, and my eyelids are thinner and eyes are bigger than typical monolid), I don't have a tiny frame and hence have broad shoulders, and I'm not as lean as I used to be in high school for numerous different factors (but that's college student)    I don't know what to do because I don't want to start an argument by saying she is wrong or twist words like "oh than you must not like Korean faces. maybe 2% of the population and whoever had plastic surgery?" kinds of things because its honestly a waste of time. she is someone who would never let go of it. she would go around talking sh**, making up stories, about me if I were to do so and just make me look bad as if I committed a crime.  and as much as I want to stop wasting my time hearing these kinds of stories, its rather heart breaking to be cutting off a friend I've known for more than 10 years..    sorry this was very long.. I would appreciate any advice! 
If I go to jail tnight...this is why. So, my SO and I have been snapping back and forth at each other all morning. I'm in the bathroom doing my makeup and not saying a d@mn word to him. I guess my silent treatment pi$$ed him off because he....wait for it....swiped his arm across my vanity and smashed all my makeup to the floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!1 Everything was fine (that mattered) except my precious. He shattered my Chanel Les 4 Ombres in 232 TISSE VENITIEN. The one that JuST came out...the one in the posters!!! The one I saved my money for...the one that I WORE ONLY TWICE!!!!! I can't even FIND the other three shadows! Only the darkest one is left.  I'm going to kill him right now. I want smack his cocky smirk right off his face. I want to go in the garage and knock his toolbox to the floor and take the welder thing and melt all his tools! My silent treatment ended right then and all hell broke loose. The only reason I was even giving him the treatment was to avoid escalating the fight by responding to his aggressiveness. This might be a deal breaker.**bleep**. Makeup is supposed to make you feel beautiful and this palette actually made me feel beautiful and he just destroyed it. Any of my friends would think it's stupid that I'm crying and so upset over it, but I know that my fellow BTer's will understand. I'm going to go lie down now before I kill him and go to prison.   Uploading a pic in a sec                                                                                                 
i clean my bb weekly, but i seem to be breaking out. is this happening to anyone else? starting to think i should go back to my foundation brush.
  Honestly, I really have never slept well since when I was a little kid. I'm kind of done taking sleep meds that don't work and am looking for other options to help unwind before I go to bed. Usually I like to read a couple chapters out of a book, but I haven't had the time to find something new and good to read. Suggestions?
A friend requested this, and I will just leave it in her words. Please post if you or someone else made the day better.   "There are so many heartbreakingly tragic things going on in this world we live in right now. I really can't watch the news for more than five minutes without wanting to burst into tears. So, my loves ... lets try something. I challenge each and every one of you to go out of your way [today](Friday) to brighten someone's day. Seriously. It doesn't have to be big. See, kindness is this beautiful gift that keeps right on giving - the best snowball effect ever. So, please. Lets pass around some positive! And, if you could, post what you did on my wall. It would, in turn, brighten MY day. I LOVE YOU ALL IMMENSELY AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! "
What are you reading? I'm dying to get into some good books!  I recently cried all the way throughThe fault in our stars, started to read if I stay, and thirteen reasons why and realized I must've really in the mood to break my heart through the books I'm reading (don't get me wrong I LOVE crying!) but I would love some good suggestions that will and won't break my heart! Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction, sifi, self help, text book I just really am dying for autumn to curl up with my AC on full blast (shout out to all the floridians) with a blanket and good book! 
Alright, so over drinks I had a discussion with a friend about the whole beauty Youtuber & blogger landscape. She works in PR and her firm works with brands that sponsor & send out beauty/fashion products to these internet gurus. She brought up and interesting idea that most of the popular Youtubers and top fashion bloggers are attractive or at least 'above average' looks. She pointed out that's one of the factors to their success (especially with the younger female demographic). Now, she was mentioning blogs/Youtube channels that started out as 'no names' and turned into these mini internet celebs. This excluded professional makeup artists (pixiwoo, goss, eldrige, etc.) and fashion blogs written by 'industry insiders.' Also, strictly review & swatch sites were not included (such as temptalia.)   She also pointed out that one guru has almost the same amount of 35-44 male viewers as her under 25 female viewers. LOL.   I personally don't fully agree with her. I can see how they may get more clicks on their videos from random dudes if they look 'hot' but that doesn't really create a subscriber following. It also opens up the discussion of what you deem as attractive and blah, blah.   I usually watch gurus with similar taste. Same with blogs I follow. Plus, they must be able to form a full sentence without going "like, this is, um LITERALLY the best mascara, totally." Not everything can be 'literally' be the best. I mean I've never really thought about the person's looks that I'm subscribed to... Maybe subconsciously? Now I'm getting too deep and into my   I want to know what you guys think! I've been pondering this for a couple of days now. Would love to hear your thoughts.