Well maybe you guys can help me on this one...I just got fired from sephora..I was hired as a seasonal..I was fired cause of not acting professional is what the claimed...it started with another seasonal employee that was hired two months before me..he was a man that wore makeup..which was confusing to a lot of us cause you don't want to ask the obvious but couldn't help tp refer him as a he..which he would get upset at times..any ways I thought we were in good terms since I didn't know him on a personal level..we worked side by side just fine..well I thought we did..until he over heard me and another employee make plans to go eat after work..I said to her we could enjoy happy hour as well...that night that I left he apparently had a lot to say about me as if he knew me that way...said to her things that were nasty and just flat lies..went as far as including my husband in these lies of me...it did upset very much when I found out..cause I really never thought of him that way much less talking about me like that..all I kept thinking who else is he telling these lies to...I'm new to this group and being the new person is hard enough..I did see other employees distance them selfs from me some what..but yet the day I had to work with him I still decided to just go in and do my work still walked in and said hi kept a smile on...he ignored me rolled his eyes and didn't speak to me..which I was fine with..it was when I was helping him with a client that he didn't take direction on how to assist the client..embarrassed me,had his back to me when I would speak to him..then when I asked him if he heard me or did he understand how to do the ordering he just yelled at me YES!! I heared you..infront of the client...so I went to two team leaders and explained to them what had happen...they suggested we go to the back and talk about it..big mistake on their part..so we went into a office and as soon as the door shut he went off and started calling me a **bleep**en Liar..his exact words..team leader says you can't say that you can't talk to her that way..let's talk this out..apparently they knew a little of what he had been saying about me..or what he was saying that I was saying..mind you I only been three weeks ..then when I stared to ask him why was he talking about me..he yelled **bleep** YOU..YOU **bleep**EN LIAR..he said he didn't have to talk to me..they told again you can't talk that way he then got up and wanted to leave but they told him he should talk about whatever is going on...so I said to him look I don't know what I've done to you but I thought we were good..I actually like you..so you saying things about me and my husband isn't right...he was furious shouted I've never said that..so then I asked him then why are you not speaking to me and so angry..he then got up again..shouted **bleep** YOU..YOUR A **bleep**EN LIAR.. I said I'm lying about what..I'm confused..he said he was done got up and called me names..kept saying **bleep** YOU **bleep** YOU...SO I JUST couldn't TAKE ANYMORE **bleep** YOUS so on my part I said it back when he walked out..I felt like I was just getting cussed at and nothing was being done..they both ran after him and left me there..then one came back to say we recorded that whole thing..they called the person that hired me which is our boss..I spoke to her told her the whole thing she said we will get to the bottom of this when she comes in the following day..I did tell her I was scared of him..he did get really angry..3 days later I was told I was hired seasonal and it ends here..due to being unprofessional ...REALLY!! They didn't handle this right on their part...when he first went off..how am I wrong..what do you guys think?
I was wondering if anyone else here does this? Tarte is constantly having 30% off and Stila has it's warehouse sales. Many offer free gifts on your birthday month, F&F, point rewards and free samples. I was surprised when Sephora added The Body Shop (even though it was brief) because they are always having 50% or BOGO online and in stores. I saw women picking up Body Shop products at Sephora stores and wanted to shake them and tell them to go across the street! Are there are any other product lines that have great deals on their websites?
I live in a major city in the usa about 2000000 in population and we only have 2 sephoras. And there quite far from my side of town, I wish there was more ! Anyone else In a major city experience this problem ? I wonder what there criteria is for sephora opening a store.
With holidays going on, I think stores doing a good job through the chaos deserve recognition! 1) Which sephora is your fav store? 2) What is it about this store that makes it so special? 3) Do you have a favorite employee? 4) Ever gotten a makeover done there? 5) Do they give you samples at checkout? LOL ************************************************** ******** 1) Sephora @ South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA 2) I have 4 Sephoras around me that I could choose to go to but I love this place in particular because it's huge and always stocked and they never give you trouble with returns. Most employees are so helpful and nice too. It's in an affluent area surrounded by colleges so a bunch of rich people and students flock in here. No matter who needs help, they don't distinguish between the rich people and students and they NEVER get snobby with anyone 3) No I don't have a fav. employee (yet!) but that's just because everyone's so equally helpful and nice 4) Got a makeover twice here. First time, not so great. Second one was today and LOVED IT. Girl named Sandy worked on me today and listened to exactly everything I wanted. I have monolids and the last time they didn't do a good job with my eyeshadow, so today I just asked for winged liner. Sandy pointed at her own perfect wings and I knew it was fate. 5) Unfortunately, They don't just toss in samples. I've been too scared to ask for them too However, if you ask them to make you a sample of anything in the store, they do it with no hesitations.
Howdy ladies! After all the good deals this yr I've completely exhausted my spending and any reason to buy anything. I will be on a no buy until mid-Jan (if Jan really is skincare month then that means I've still got 15 days after that for whatever promo, no excuse!) My Christmas/New Year resolution is to spend just enough to qualify for VIB for the rest of the year , and I'm going to try fund most of it through Swagbucks/Bing Rewards/Ebates (PM me if you want to know more about those sites). With that said, this is a no buy thread for the first 30 days, a palate cleanser if you will, for next year. Anyone/everyone is welcome to join me. This is not meant to bash any particular products, but if you post then I'll give you reasons why you should delay the purchase, consider the alternative, or why you don't need it. I will keep all my disabling to this thread, so please, ladies, let's not turn this into an enable thread . =P Now then, will I succumb to exciting advertisements and fancy packaging? or will I hold onto my will power and succeed in actually saving some money?
I purchased the Benefit Advent Calendar through Sephora and as some of you know, I ended up receiving the wrong product on day 1 of the calendar (should've got a coralista blush and instead got the a-lister gloss). I spoke with a customer service representative from Sephora and they suggested I speak with Benefit since it was clearly an issue during the processing phase at Benefit. For the record, Sephora offered me a refund but since they were sold out of the calendars that was my only option and I really did want to keep the calendar. So I contacted Benefit. They immediately tried to pass the buck off to Sephora and say that it was their problem. So off I go again talking to Sephora. The customer service representative from Sephora was wonderful! She contacted Benefit on my behalf and offered them proof of purchase for me in hopes that they would be able to assist me. Back to Benefit once again, I spoke directly with a manager. I told him that I didn't want money, or a brand new calendar, or to make out like a bandit. I just wanted the coralista blush sample that they manufacture and that I should've got in my set to begin with.I had already e-mailed them a picture of my missing item and the item I got in it's place (on the day I should've got the a-lister gloss, the door was empty). I then gave the manager my order number from Sephora (to again, prove I purchased this legitimately) and I mentioned the Sephora representative who contacted them on my behalf. Again, Benefit claimed there was nothing that they can do. I told him that they obviously don't stand behind their product as there was a mistake on their end and they weren't even willing to make it right (I even offered to pay shipping for them to send me the itty-bitty blush)! So because they were unwilling to remedy this situation and wanted to hold on to a blush that cost them a miniscule amount to make, they will lose out on much more since I will no longer be a Benefit shopper. Sorry for the long rant, but bad customer service is something I can't stand and think people should know about.
Something I've been wondering lately. How much trust do you put in beauty vloggers/youtubers? A lot of them have the products supplied to them for free. How much do you trust that they're giving an honest review based on their actual use and how much do you think is promotion because they got it for free? What made me think of this is Haute Look had the Whitening Lightening/Dial a Smile thing available again last week. So I started doing some research and googling. There were a few very well known beauty vloggers who raved about it and said it was so fab, so wonderful, works great, yada, yada, yada, but they got it for free. Upon doing some further searching I found a bunch of online posts about it being a scam product. I came across a youtuber FromBrainsToBeauty who slammed the product as terrible and doing nothing for her. She even claimed how disappointed she was in some of the more popular vloggers for saying it was so great and that their claims were what prompted her to buy it. I knew who she was referring to and it made me wonder about all that person's other recommendations. Were they all massive exaggerations as well because she'd received things for free? What do you gals think? Sorry for this being so TLDR.
Today I went to my local Sephora (inside JCP). I got a few samples and loaded my bag up with things I was going to buy. I was in line to checkout and I was checked out by a woman I had never seen working there before. She rang me up and that was when I remembered that I had an exchange. I told her about my exchange and I gave her the items along with the receipt. She looked at me and gave me this weird face...lol I don't know how else to describe it. She just said " well you wanna do that now?" And I just told her that if she could apply the balance to my new purchase and that id pay the difference. I tried to give her my VIB card but she never took it. She also made a remark about how I had paid for my returned items.. "gift card...gift card...so you didn't pay with any money?" This bothered me....I get a lot of gift cards and gifts from my boyfriend/friends/parents....they know that I shop at Sephora all the time, what does it matter how the items were paid for??? I didn't think it was necessary for her remark but I didn't say anything to her. So after she applied the credit to my purchase (which totaled around $72) I owed her $29. So I paid the remaining balance with another gift card...all she did was just look at me. She bagged up my items and gave them to me. That was when I noticed that the girl that was being checked out next to me was being told by the SA that she was to receive a VIB clutch because she had spent $35. I asked the woman who had checked me out if I could also get the clutch seeing as I had spent $72 and I was VIB. She then proceeded to hem and haw...she said that she didn't think they had anymore clutches. I asked her to please look, which she reluctantly did. I patiently waited for her to give me the clutch but she told me that she would have to look me up in her system. I told her I had my VIB card, and I tried to give it to her but she again didn't take it. I was starting to get annoyed, and I was not the only one seeing as there was a line forming behind me. After a couple more minutes she finally gave me the clutch. I told her "thank you, have a nice day!" and she mumbled to me "you too, thanks." I honestly kinda got upset....this is the 1st time that I have felt that I needed to kinda "vent". I don't understand why it matters if I pay for things at Sephora with gift cards/store credit. Also, I don't think she even used my VIB card. I don't know how long it takes for the system to update my purchases/points but neither are showing up. Im sorry guys if im being "winey" its just I go to Sephora like every weekend. Im always polite to the people that work there...almost everyone knows me or my face that works there...its just I was treated so rudely...kinda makes me not want to go back But anyways...thank you for reading, I just needed to get it off my chest. Sorry for the long story, and again thanks for reading
So I like to use make up brushes to paint with because they can smooth out oil paint and mix the colors really well. I don't like to spend a lot on these brushes because even the expensive ones don't hold up to the solvents very well. I really need some new brushes and was wandering if y'all have any suggestions for brush sets that are around $10 and have poofy brushes like blush brushes in them? Drug store brushes are completely fine too. Thank you!
Hey there gals! Thankfully this is not the early 20th century and we can discuss of feminine concerns openly and freely (whew!) So i recently received my first prescription for birth control pills and i was curious to know your experiences with pills, or any other form of contraception such as the shot or rings. Though i know every woman reacts differently to hormones and have read numerous reviews on the pills i am prescribed, let me know your successes and or failures and how it may or may not have affected you!
How long did it take you to get your first subscribers? And how do you promote your blog to attract new subscribers? I just started my blog a week ago and I know it will take a long time to develop a following, but I am just curious about anyone else's experiences regarding beauty blogging. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
I wanted to start a discussion about VS return policy. I know they allow a max of 7 items to be returned within 90 days WITH receipt and they swipe your ID to keep track of it. I've worked at a giant retailer so I understand trying to keep track of returns without receipts because there are a lot of scammers out there. But why limit the amount of returns with a receipt? You are only going to get back what you paid... I sometimes buy things without trying them on because the line is long, or I change my mind later on, or I buy them as gifts but end up getting them a different gift. Even if you exchange an item, it counts as a return. I hate the limitation because I could potentially be stuck with this item if I've returned 7 items within the last 90 days already. I feel like if you have a receipt, they should allow you to return the item. I really like VS as a store, so I'm really torn with their policy. Sorry for this long rant. Has anyone else experienced this or is frustrated by their policy?
it's my birthday today my boyfriend is cranky, my big kid is moody and i'm babysitting. i kind of want to bury myself in blankets and hide in my bed for the rest of the day lol. hey, i still get a free coffee from starbucks at least, right?
This morning I woke up to snow and VIB Rouge! Last night I was in Sephora and they said I needed to spend 150$ more to hit Rouge, but I guess they were wrong. Also, we hardly ever get snow here and I hope it sticks until christmas
I was about to make a post and share with everyone but it sold out in seconds! I panicked at the price and just snagged one without thinking. $23 for a $700 dress??! What?!?!? As you can see, the dress is still being sold on Neiman Marcus for the full price. If anyone wants an invite to Rue, send me a PM. You cannot afford to miss these deals.
I just saw Frozen and it was great! I wish Sephora would sell palettes for Elsa and Anna! Elsa's song "Let it go" was probably the best song of the movie along with her building her awesome ice castle. I found the whole clip with the animation on Youtube and I keep replaying it. Also if you go to see it there's a clip after the credits of Marshmallow. The next Disney Princess movie looks like it will be Moana a Polynesian but it won't be out until 2018. The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology They did release a picture of concept art and I read it will be computer generated like Frozen and Tangled.
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers. A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc. I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board. I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow. - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time. - I forgot to mention that The Bay will be hosting Beauty Gala's this coming week. You have to buy a ticket but out of the 10$ 2 goes to charity and 8 towards your purchase. Some counters give free stuff when you buy the ticket from them. You get your make-up done too at that counter I'm going and very excited about it! 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
It may be a little bit early but I am already thinking about my resolutions for the New Year. Wondering if others are doing the same? Here are a few of my top resolutions: In 2013 I obtained a lot of makeup and learned application. For 2014, I want to work out and eat better so my insides are as beautiful as I try to make my face and hair. I am going to work a bit more on staying on budget. I can get lured in pretty quickly by sales and limited edition items. That will still be fine in 2014 but I will have an amount I have per month I can do that with. I want to "pay it forward" more, and just practice more random acts of kindness. I am surrounded by wonderful people in my life and I love my friends here on BT - I feel very lucky and want to share, even in small ways, with others. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!
It's been a rough holiday season thus far. A friend of the family passed away just before Thanksgiving and this week my best friend's dad also passed away. I have been trying my best to be there for all the people in my life, but sometimes I just want to be alone, cry, and watch sappy Christmas movies. So how do you deal with feeling down when it's supposed to be a happy time of year? Do you become a shopaholic, workout, write, read, something else? I have tried all of the above and I am still out of sorts. I'm afraid the family meal will taste extra salty this Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) because I'll be crying into all the food... Thanks for listening, and I really do appreciate any suggestions on how to deal with so much sadness during the most cheerful season of the year :-I
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?
I have no problem speaking my mind in public or to strangers, but for the life of me cannot bring myself to tell someone they have bad breath or are wearing too much perfume. Would you tell someone that they are wearing too much perfume or cologne? A friend, family member, coworker or stranger? Have you done it and what was their reaction?
I just wanted to introduce everyone to the wonderful world of Shopkicking! Sephora recently joined the group and now I'm earning kicks much more intently! I redeemed my first redemption reward from Sephora gift cards.
Trust me that it's soo easy, all you do is earn kicks for everyday shopping. Many retailers give walk in kicks. Just walk in and open the app and you get the kicks!
Give it a try. My son and I have turned it into a game it's so fun!
In fact, I just redeemed my first reward with Sephora gift cards for the GlamGlow 3 pc set online! I still have more Sephora gift cards and saving them for my next store trip. Hopefully, I'll have an additional 5 more!
If you have questions, please ask, as we should be able to reward ourselves for the products we've come to love, especially Sephora itself!
As 2013 comes to a close, I'm looking at the 20 pounds I've gained since moving to the big city, and I'm not happy about it. Since I'm also getting my tonsils out on Monday, and my darling boyfriend is giving me a juicer for Christmas, I need some recipes! Are there any you love/swear by? One of the clients at the salon I work at mentioned getting your tonsils out can be a decent way to lose weight, mostly because you can't eat anything! (I'm not getting the surgery for weight loss, I had antibiotic resistant strep complete with abscesses so they HAVE to come out.) Also, any suggestions for a 2 week couch surfing adventure?
5 years ago, if I went anywhere near my friends with makeup on, they would all gather around and ask which son-of-a-gun beat me up. They weren't even joking. That kind of turned me off from makeup for awhile (T_T). After constantly practicing with makeup while out of sight from any sign of life, I started wearing makeup publicly again this year. As a result of that decision, my friends have come to the realization that I have an unhealthy obsession with makeup, and spend far too much money on it that I should. At the same time though, they began to trust me with their faces, and come to me for reviews on most cosmetics related things. When we go out shopping together, and if we go to Sephora, I can pretty much point them out to any product they need and give them what most reviews say about it. Need your homecoming makeup done? I got you covered girl! Don't know what you're skin color is? No problem because I do! Are you naturally ugly? That's fine; beauty is buildable! ^the things Sephora does to you -_- I've been a BI for less than a year and I've already got almost 2 boxes filled with Sephora hauls. At one point in my life, I thought one eyeliner was all that was necessary in the world of makeup. Now I feel the need to have every shade of eyeliner out there. Welp, thanks Sephora, for turning me into a total makeup junkie. That's my story; did Sephora convert any of you?
Thought I would try my hand at questions this time. Here goes... 1. Do you celebrate Christmas or some other gift-giving holiday this time of year? 2. Have you purchased anything from Sephora to give as a gift? If so, what? 3. Share one good thing that's brightened your day today (it's OK to say nothing if you've had a particularly crappy day). 4. What's your favorite mascara? 5. What is your ideal career? 6. Do you have any siblings (half siblings count)? If so, do you get along with them? 7. Share one of your favorite holiday traditions (if you have any). Here are mine: 1. I celebrate Christmas. 2. Not so far... 3. A text conversation I just had with my mother in walkie talkie lingo, where we addressed each other as "[work name] slave." 4. Right now I'm digging Sephora's Full Action mascara but I can be swayed. 5. Recording artist (preferably with my band) 6. I have a sister that I mostly get along with, even though she's my polar opposite in almost every sense. 7. One of my favorite things to do is go for a walk with my entire family on Christmas night to a particular street where everyone owns a huge house and the Christmas lights/displays/décor is insane. One house is so completely covered in lights it's dizzying to look at. Ok, enough of me. Let's hear about you!
Since we all had so much fun doing wedding themes I’ve decided to take the liberty in creating a board.
If you’re married, what was your wedding theme?
If you’re engaged what are you planning on doing for your wedding theme?
And if you’re still looking for the perfect significant other to go with your dream wedding theme what is it?
For me, I’ve always wanted something kind of whimsical. I LOVE the idea of renting out an old theatre for a classic old Hollywood-esque themed wedding or doing a carnival themed event haha.
For the old theatre theme I’d probably want to hang movie posters up featuring my SO and I. We could have a red carpet (don’t think I’d wanna do the whole cheesy paparazzi thing) though.
Most people look at me like I’m a nut when I tell them about that, but when I say ‘think Water for Elephants’ they quickly catch my drift.
For a carnival wedding I’d want fun foods like sliders, a French fry bar (with different dipping sauces like aioli, chipotle, etc), cotton candy martinis. I’d also want to hang upside down parasols around or do oversized paper lanterns.
YAY! May I present, another SUPER heart party for the thousanders who have contributed SO much here and haven't had their heart parties yet! Here's a fashionably late party for all you wonderful ladies. Congradulations to Titian06 for 1000+ hearts! I definitely remember seeing your helpful advice around but didn't realize you are not on my friends list yet but I'm adding you here now/anyways. Cheers for the first 1000 hearts! Congradulations to CrayzeeRN for 2000+ hearts! And for always bringing a little sprinkle of cheerfulness to all the posts you make. =D Congradulations to Drrragon for 3000+ hearts! And for the random chats about nerdy stuff. Always good to see a chic nerd around, and *high five* for becoming a fellow new meteorites owner. =P Congradulations to Nebel for 3000+ hearts! And for always being so cool/collected amidst heated discussions. Whenever I see your name I have an image of yoga and "Ommmm..." in my head despite the "exasperated" dog avatar. Congradulations to Dannyc for 4000+ hearts! My fellow skincare addict who started THE first traveling Sephora box on BT and started my mini-lipstick obsession by passing me the mini Bite rouge lippie. =O Cheers to many more helpful/fun posts to come! () () (^.^) ~Happy holidays! (v v)o
Off topic.. But I can't do my paper, my job keeps calling me with questions and distracting me like crazy (I took off to do this final today and it's getting nowhere...ugh) Show me your pretty rings, or your dream rings This one is my dream ring: ....Yeah, I want to marry that ring.
I survived the insanely busy semester! I now have some time to log on! lol. How are you all? I have missed logging on to BT and doing nail art. It feels like it's been forever. Like I said, it has been a busy semester: reading 19 novels for my young adult literature class, plays in Shakespeare, many short stories for my fiction class, a variety of assignments for Teaching English in High School (including listening to four Jane Austen audiobooks), and reading and working on stuff for my online Grammar and Usage class. However, I am now officially a Senior, and I begin my Residency I program in the spring. I'm getting closer and closer to becoming a teacher. Other than all of the school stuff, the only other thing that's happened was being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society. It's is good to be on break. However, I do have an online winter class which starts on Wednesday. I don't think it was be as hectic and crazy as the semester, though lol. I noticed many new usernames, so welcome to BT!! I hope you all have been enjoying the forum. So, how is everyone?