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My new kitty
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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I drained his pus last night though not much came out, he got out of his room this morning (went in at 5 am), and he was walking so that's a good sign, but his little he... see post
Rest in Peace to the lovely Lauren Bacall
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.    
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Where to post?....Classic Luis Bunuel Films on TCM starring NARS Audacious ladies Monday 1/26 (pacific time) Belle de Jour (1967) with Catherine Denevue (Michel Piccol... see post
What's on your plate?
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?
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That is not as bad as my friend in junior high school. She had never had a mango before and bit into it like an apple!!!!! Muaha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha see post
Makeup & Instagram - are you poopular yet?
So today, after thinking about it for months I made another Instagram account. One specifically for makeup (looks/product reviews etc). I was curious as to how many other BTers have makeup driven social media platforms & if they're going well. After the Instagram bit I may even "up grade" to making YouTube videos I feel like I'm more than capable I just don't know if people would watch them..  So to you BTers out there with successful Instagram & YouTube accounts - any advice for a rookie?  IG account --> @makeup.vixen 
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I've been thinking of doing that also!  I can't do YouTube videos though I ramble too much, plus I don't have time to post videos.  I'm currently going to a make-up acad... see post
The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty
Musings of a muse posted about this game on her blog and I thought it would be a fun thing for us to do together! Also because we've just entered a new year, it might help us look at our collections and habits a bit more critically. Please join me, I'd love to see all of your answers!   Greed : What’s your most expensive beauty item?   Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with? Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection? Sloth: What product do you neglect the most due to laziness? Pride: What product gives you the most confidence? Lust: Which item is top of your beauty wish list? Envy: Which makeup product/look is great on others but not on you?
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I'm gonna try that out!  Eye shadow is way easier to clean off if I mess it up.  Those lippies though have made me fall in love!  I actually was able to pick up Lolita, ... see post
Drink of the day: What's in your cup??
Now that the weather is getting colder (in most places) more of us are switching to hot tea, coco, etc. So lets share - who is drinking what (from teas, to coffees to even wines, etc), post a pic if you would like ; other wise just specify the name of your beverage  and continue to enjoy it     My husband woke me up with a hot tea  for breakfast. It was Green Mint Tea - now I feel refreshed, awake but still not ready for this day !!!    
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We just got our Peets Sumatra Batak, have been enjoying it for a week. Can't tell a difference between the normal beans and peaberry ones. So I guess I'm not snobbish en... see post
The Recipe Thread
So with the Transformation thread being resurfaced and all the talk about eating healthy and making home-cooked meals,  I thought that we could share some recipes with each other! I know there are a few floating around in lylysa's What's On Your Plate thread but I thought we could drop them in one place   I used to love looking up new recipes for meals to make with my (ex) SO and haven't been doing that lately, but I'd really like to get back into cooking. I know quite a few of you are vegetarian/vegan and I'd love to see your recipes as well!   I'll start off with a really simple one. This is a super easy salad dressing recipe that I found not too long ago that tastes great and seems pretty healthy.       Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing   3 tablespoons whole grain mustard 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons vinegar (white wine, apple cider, red wine, or coconut) salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste       *Transformation thread  Rouge Only  ( mation-Support-Thread-Rouge-Only/td-p/1136805 )   *What's On Your Plate thread ( n-your-plate/m-p/430729/highlight/true#M10719 )
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Mmmmm healthy chocolate. Reminds me of a chocolate "cake" my trainer made out of mashed garbanzo beans and cocoa powder see post
Rainy Days
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!        Edited to include the picture I took the other day. 
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Looking for the smileys available for BT - I've found them
Some people had asked and I wondered myself, so did some digging around.   Here is what I've discovered - For the different smileys, insert the following codes with a colon ( : ) before and after and the icon will appear - these are what I found available on BT: cathappy catindifferent catmad catsad catsurprised cattongue catvery-happy catwink catfrustrated catembarrassed catlol manhappy manindifferent manmad mansad mansurprised mantongue manvery-happy manwink manfrustrated manembarrassed manlol robothappy robotindifferent robotmad robotsad robotsurprised robottongue robotvery-happy robotwink robotfrustrated robotembarrassed robotlol smileyhappy smileyindifferent smileymad smileysad smileysurprised smileytongue smileyvery-happy smileywink smileyfrustrated smileyembarrassed smileylol heart womanhappy womanindifferent womanmad womansad womansurprised womantongue womanvery-happy womanwink womanfrustrated womanembarrassed womanlol   But with great power comes great responsibility - so don't go too smiley crazy now
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The Canadian Peeps!
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!    
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BEAUTY WHIZ greenteafueled / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I do, only since December though. I have mixed feelings about it... December was great, but in January they sent me stuff that someone twice my age would use. High end b... see post
Successful Trades or TSB Experiences!
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.
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KateLovesYSL was able to have her friend grab me a "She Wolf" from CCO! It arrived yesterday in perfect condition :) see post
..can I come back..?
  I miss everyone here so much! I tried to come back a few months ago and my life got insane and I vanished again..:/ 
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List of Successful Traders! January 2015
Hey everyone, I updated the list of successful traders. Please post here if you have a successful trade with someone. I will also check with the other Topic and keep this list updated weekly!   Once a person has 5 successful trades I will bold their name, and no longer keep track of successful trades.   Link to the other discussion: ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387   Bold = 5 or more vouchers    1/20/15   AllieCat99 Anb0906 AnneMCC x 3 Annypoo Aparrish Arclightlux x 2 Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Beautytester Beeberz x 2 Beehavnbeauty Beethousand Bfuller x 4 Brittieee Butterblume Buxombabe80 x 3 CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Carrierose Chelsss x 2 chlotam Chupi Clarks18 x 2 Cpeezy CuriousCannibal Daeidre x 2 Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Dannyc DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 enableme emmy89 Erendira EvangelineDemon Evno Firespinner Garnett Ghkim Gogreyhound guzelkiz x 2 Gwenhwyfar x 3 hackneyfl happygen harlequinginger heartsmyface Heatherbee x 2 Hipquest Hypnoticpoise IllegallyBlonde x 2 Ilovebears Inkstainedmeg Ireneh Itscarin Itsjaimiehere Ivyxoxo JaimeLove Jellybean917 x 2 jenfromnyc Jenjendoitagain Jenji Jenpred JesiBeads Jessyiniowa JiMii2006 Joannimation x 2 Jojobe Juicytulip x 3 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Kateye7 x 4 Katty2323 KayyLynn x 2 Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm x 4 KrissyLuvzU x 3 kristiewin Ladymeag Ladysybil x 3 Linda711 x 2 Ljp93 LKUHLE Leopardprint Lylysa Mafan Makeupobsessed Makeuptalk Malday Maltipoo66 Manniface Mariahk83 Meagboho MegEm Melde x 4 Missey1973 x 2 Missie772 MK89 MlleCC MochaPJ x 3 Mollybb x 3 Mommyto4 x 2 Monikay MPolansky Mrsbaine x2 MyChoi x 4 mymymack Nebel Newandaddicted Nicrohr Nightknight Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 4 Notcreative Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Person11 Pipsqueek1582 Pixyfaygo x 2 PlantGarden x 2 Plm95 x2 Poshified Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Rebbbeccaa Redwagon44 Rhiannon1419 x 2 Rikkie Riseandgrind Roxystar4 Sangova x 3 Sbowden x 2 Sdbeautyjunkie1 ShannonAlexis x 2 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 3 Sp2001 Spacesuit SPAGS2332 Spoiledbrat Sschulte1014 x 4 Stephanielyn x 2 Sugarkenzie SuzeAlex SydBristow talinder Teresaanne92 thesocialquota Tigrelili Trishalyn Unblownkisses Vanillammm x 3 Vegchililover78 x 2 Veronika23 Violalea x 2 Viviene23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways Zpsid91 x 2
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I didn't realize there were THREE trader referral threads. oh dear. see post
dior diva rewards
hey ladies, have you heard about this super awesome program by Dior. i think more companies should have this kind of reward system for their loyal customers (hello Chanel and YSL, I'm looking at you).     What is the Dior Diva program? Every dollar spent on a Dior Beauty product equals 1 Diva Point. Once you reach the desired point level you send your original receipts and the redemption form in to the address provided on the form. Note: sales tax isn’t included towards points and all points sent in must be within a 12 month period. Currently there are five levels to the program. (When it first started there were only three levels!):   ■Adorable Diva (100 points) – you’ll receive deluxe travel sizes of Dior best sellers in a mini Dior shopping bag.   ■Fashionista Diva (250 points) – you’ll receive the Little Dictionary of Fashion written by Christian Dior plus three deluxe minis for your handbag.   ■Charming Diva (500 points) – you’ll receive a Dior charm bracelet packaged in a Dior couture box plus a deluxe Miss Dior Cherie miniature.   ■Divine Divas (1000 points) – you’ll receive a couture inspired black makeup pouch finished with a little shimmer and shine and full sizes of Serum de Rouge in Rosewood Serum, Diorshow Browstyler, Diorshow Extase Mascara and a travel size One Essential.   ■Lady Diva (2500 points) – you’ll receive a Dior Brush Set complete with Foundation, Blush, Eyeshadow, Brow and Lip brushes nestled in a black D-charm pouch and packaged in a Dior couture box. Also includes a full sized One Essential and Diorshow Lash Maximizer.   ■Diamond Diva (5000 points) – you’ll receive a Dior Couture Accessory complete with deluxe minatures for touch-ups: Diorshow Extase Mascara, 5-Couleur Eyeshadow in Stylish Move and Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge Blossom.   I can only dream of reaching Diamond Diva. lol.     Cza
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I just got my 100 point Dior diva reward in yesterday (I sent in my redemption form in mid-December).  I got the same 3 items as people have been getting for the 100 poi... see post
Victoria's Secret return policy with receipt
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?
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SIGHTSEER sumasiangirl / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
It's not a return of 7 items but 7 different times. see post
LIST of the Successful Traders or TB
UPDATE!!!   Please check if the person you are posting about already has status. Once they have that I no longer add them up. This will help keep the thread clearer, and to be honest make this job easier for me. Thank you!! ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387   = 5 or more vouchers    AllieCat99 Anb0906 AnneMCC x2 Annypoo Aparrish Arclightlux x2 Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Beautytester Beeberz x 2 Beehavnbeauty x2 Beethousand Bfuller x 4 BrennabOMBSHELL Brittieee Butterblume Buxombabe80 x2 CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Carrierose Chelsss Chlotam Chupi Clarks18 x 2 Cpeezy Daeidre x 2 Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Dannyc DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 Emmy89 Enableme Erendira Evno Firespinner Garnett Ghkim Guzelkiz Gwenhwyfar     Hackneyfl Happygen Harlequinginger Hearsmyface Heatherbee x4 Hipquest Hypnoticpoise IllegallyBlonde x 2 Ilovebears Inkstainedmeg Ireneh Itscarin Itsjaimiehere Ivyxox x4 JaimeLove Jellybean917 x 2 JenfromNYC Jenjendoitagain Jenji Jenpred JesiBeads Jessyiniowa Jimii2006 Joannimation x2 Jojobe Juicytulip x 3 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Kateye7 x3 Katty2323 KayyLynn x 2 Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm KrissyLuvzU Kristiewin Ladymeag Ladysybil x 3 Linda711 x 2 Ljp93 LKUHLE Leopardprint Lylysa Mafan Makeupobessed x3 Makeuptalk Maladay Maltipoo66 Manniface Mariahk83 Meagboho MegEm Melde x 4 Missey1973 x2 MK89 MlleCC Mochapj x2 MollyBB Mollybb x 4 Mommyto4 Monikay MPolansky Mrsbaine x2 MyChoi x 4 Mymymack Nebel Newandaddicted Nicrohr Nightknight Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 4 Notcreative x3 Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Person11 Pipsqueek1582 Pixyfaygo x 2 PlantGarden x 2 Plm95 x2 Poshified Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Rebbbeccaa Rhiannon1419 x2 Rikkie Riseandgrind Roxystar4 Sangova x 3 Sbowden x 2 sdbeautyjunkie1 ShannonAlexis x2 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 2 Sp2001 Spacesuit SPAGS2332 x2 Spoiledbrat Sschulte1014 x 4 Stephanilynn SuzeAlex SydBristow Talinder Teresaanne92 Thesocialquota Tigrelili Trishalyn x2 Vanillammm x 3 Vegchililover78 x2 Veronika23 Vioalea x3 Viviene23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways Zpsid91
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I just had a successful trade with minibux! She's a total sweetheart! She even included a few samples on top of the trade. Shipping was quick and communication was great... see post
Funny Reviews
So I've noticed that every time I look at the reviews of a product there are at least a few unhelpful (sometimes they're a little helpful) but hilarious reviews. What are your favorites that you have seen so far?   Here's one I saw while browsing through UD Naked Skin reviews:  
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"scotch and dior" sounds FANTASTIC. sign me up. see post
I'm going to Alaska...YIKES!!!
My Lil Sis/BFF is retiring from the military.  It's been a bumpy ride for her...big mouth..broken filter.  She's been on the fence about having a retirement ceremony due to issues with her chain of command.   She's a war vet 2 tours in Iraq 2 tours in Afghanistan...yes she was in combat (woman serve in combat but the military doesn't talk about it)   She's a hero to me and I wouldn't miss her retirement for anything in the world.     I'm nervous and excited about going (don't really want to go to ALASKA...LOL) and I hate flying. This trip is not in my annual budget, so it will be coming out of my makeup budget.   Anyone here from Alaska or been to Alaska... I HATE THE COLD, but living in the NE I have cute winter things.  I'm going in the Spring, but I know it will be freezing cold when I get there.     The first thing I thought when she said she WAS going to have a retirement ceremony...what makeup should I take.  LOL
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Thank you to your sister for serving in the military, and in combat too. She is a brave woman!   I've never been to Alaska, but was in Minneapolis in the winter when i... see post
BT Statuses
I've noticed that there are some people with different a different status than most people on here. I've seen: scene queen special guest edit: i just saw someone with "it-girl"    what do these mean?
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The person who reactivated this used the search bar.  She's the only non HOF, too.  That alone should get her a promotion, right? see post
10,000 Hearts for PRETTYINPA! Heart Party!
Just happened to notice our very own Prettyinpa is hovering just around 10,000 hearts. That's a LOT of love for a super helpful, incredibly nice BT member - and she deserves each one of those hearts!!   congrats on the huge milestone, I am truly glad to know you!!  
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Thanks notcreative, I was just so busy this summer and fall that I didn't have time for much of anything else. But I'm back now and enjoying all your company! see post
Scary Movies anyone?
So i just saw The Conjuring, and i must say, SCARIEST movie i have ever seen!  So i was wondering what the scariest movie you ladies have seen!? I'm not big into scary movies, being that i'm a huge scardy cat, but before i saw The Conjuring, Insidious was pretty scary to me! So what's your favorite scary movie??
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Need to vent a bit...this week I've had!
Ok It's the end of the first full week of 2015.  I am counting my blessing, but I just need to vent a bit.   Feel free to vent about your week as well.     To the jerk0ffs who got in my car on Sunday night and stole things out of my car IN MY DRIVEWAY...I hope you enjoy the tire pressure gauge, the baby wipes, the hand sanitizer!  I hope you enjoy the WHOLE box of makeup I gathered for my little cousin Allie!  She just turned 15 and loves makeup the box you stole was for HER!  OH and the cup holder you stole to get the spare change out of the car will cost me over $200 to replace!  I hope you enjoy all the feces you stole from me.   To Hubster McSexy!  I HATE FORNICATIN' LIMA BEANS!!! HATE THEM!! You should know this after almost 2 decades of knowing me!  HATE 'EM!!!! HATE!!!!   To the head of my grad program.  I finished that class in OCTOBER why is the grade not posted!  I'm applying for graduation!  The incomplete on a class I COMPLETED makes me very nervous!  I contacted you a week ago, you still haven't submitted the grade!     To my UNIVERSITY finishing my MPA has been a 20yr journey!  Now you tell me I can only invite 4 people!  I want to share this with those I love.  C'mon!   To the Honor Society, why should I have to pay you over $100 to be a member and get that asterisk next to my name on the program at graduation?  WHY.  I earned that 4.00 GPA that asterisk shouldn't cost me $100 of my makeup $$$ ARSES!   To my Uncle R.M.A.  I know you loved me.  You were the first person to tell my I was beautiful and I believed you (parents have to tell you those things! LOL).  I feel this world is a less bright now that you are gone.  I know why you had to go, I know the pain was becoming unbearable.  Thank you for always dropping love and acceptance into my life in colorful doses. You have been my daddy's best friend since he was 5yrs old...the ying to his calm yang.  Thank you for helping him be the man and father he always strived to be.  Thank you for loving my mother and all her crazy.  LOL.  Thank you for loving me.  Rest In Peace old man.  <3   This week has worn me out ladies.  I'm still so grateful though.  I have a great life (far from perfect but great!)   Next week WILL be better! (I'm buying makeup/shoes!)  LOL   How was your week?    
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HALL OF FAMER newandaddicted / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They STILL have not updated my grade...GRRR.  How do you report the Dean of your program...wonder who his boss is! LOL     see post
Anyone else buy the 50 Shades tickets yet?
Fifty Shades of Grey tickets went on sale today. I have to admit that I couldn't get more than 1/3 of the way through the first book but my friend and I are ditching our dudes and going to see the movie on Valentine's night together. We're going to one of those theaters with the big reclining leather seats, cocktails and waiter service. Might as well do it up right!   Just wondering if anyone else will be embracing the ridiculousness. Have you bought your tickets yet? I couldn't believe how hard they were to get! We had to settle on the 5:30 show because everything was sold out. Anyway, really looking forward to a dumb girls' night!
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Have fun, your theater sounds amazing! Last time I went to a premier was when the King Tut exhibit was in NYC- the tickets were really hard to get and I had to stand ... see post
2014 Sephora Secret Santa
This will be US only.   I had a lot of fun [in a stressful kind of way I suppose] last year and wanted to see if anyone would be interested in doing this again!     ❤❤ The Rundown   ❤  Same as last year, we will be using elfster do conduct the exchange. It's very easy, convenient, does a random draw, lets you make a wishlist, and allows for the asking of anonymous questions so you don't have to wonder 'will they hate this color or not...'.     You will have to add your address to elfster, but no one will see it except for the person who is your santa.    Let me know you are interested and I will message you the group URL.   ❤❤ Gifting Rules   ❤  The minimum is $35 and there is no max. Now note, it doesn't have to be a single item that is $35. It can be multiple items from off of the persons wishlist that total up to be $35.   ❤ Feel free to add random goodies to your box to make it more personal, not a requirement, but just throwing it out there that you can.     ❤❤ Deadlines   ❤ To Sign Up: November 4th. Names will be drawn on November 5th and elfster will send you an email with who you got. ❤ To Send Gift: December 12th. Gifts will need to be sent by or on this date.     If you have any questions feel free to post them here or shoot me a PM.   Thanks everyone! Looking foreword to it. 
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After reading this thread, I'm so tempted to do it now even though it's 11 months from Christmas lol ! Wish secret santa can be all year round!  see post
Please Keep Yourself Healthy!
Hi Everyone,    I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a happy holidays but also to please, please, please take care of yourself and stay healthy! I wasnt going to post about this because BT is such a positive place but I felt it was important to put this out there.    My oldest sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer last year at just 38 years old. This is a cancer that is supposedly for "older" people meaning you do not get screened for it until after the age of 50 because its not likely for a person to be diagnosed with it before that age. If you ever feel a pain in your body or just feel like something is not right...please go to a doctor and get checked and also let them know your family's medical history. It can save your life!! My sister's cancer was so advanced that there was no way to save her. Her treatments were just to try and keep the cancer from spreading in order to give her some more time with us. Unfortunately, her time ran out last week at the VERY young age of 40 and leaves behind my niece and nephew who are only in high school.    Even if you do not have any symptoms but you have a family history of an illness, please get regular screenings. Some cancers, like colon cancer, do not show any symptoms until its too late. I will now have to get screened for colon cancer every year for the rest of my life because the probability is higher for me since a direct relative had it. I'm sure we all know, if you can catch it early, you'll give yourself the best chance of beating it.    I apologize for such a long post and the sad nature of this post as well. But I truly want everyone to stay as healthy as possible for your own sake and also the sake of your family. You guys are the best and I'll be back on BT soon.  
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I will be five years out this coming September. My recovery has been a little rocky. I actually got another cancer (a rare vascular sarcoma) unrelated to the colon cance... see post
I just spilled nail polish remover on my pink sheets. Should I just wash them?
I was taking off my nail polish and a tiny bit of remover got on my hot pink sheet. (The one you cover yourself with. I haven't done anything yet because it's 6am and I figured a tiny bit can wait. I just turned the direction of the sheet so the spilled side is facing away from me.) I don't know if I should wash the sheet, put stain fighting stuff on it, or do something else to it. To be honest, I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to laundry. I'm afraid the acetone will ruin my sheet if I don't wash it. Any suggestions?
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Since the acetone has dried, I don't think any more damage is going to be done to the dye or the fabric in your sheets. I spilled non-acetone remover on my pants once an... see post
Feeling a bit overwhelmed
I don't even need any responses to this, I just have to post and get my feelings out there tonight. Feeling overwhelmed and like I'm in over my head. My dad has been  hospitalized since mid-December and is now in rehab - broken ribs at 86 - just told today that he will probably be in rehab another 2 weeks and he is very unhappy and depressed because he is away from my mom. She is home and my brother and I are going back and forth taking her to the nursing home and doing grocery shopping, laundry, etc., but my parents have been maried 67 years and are not doing well being apart. I know many people have gone through this - being caregivers - so I shouldn't complain - but this is new to me and I'm really feeling like this is more than I can handle every day. Any suggestions from anyone who has been through this would be welcome. Or just someone telling me I will make it through this OK - thanking everyone in advance. Tough day!
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Take care Joeanne and thanks for responding to us! We know you appreciate it and hey, that's what we're here for!! Human connection, whether in person or not, it so impo... see post
Did ya'll miss me?
Probably not, but anyways...   HALL OF FAMER
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What companies have you gotten samples from?
I just wanna ask what companies give out free samples when you contact them. I only know of Mario Badescu and L'occitane.   Who doesn't love free samples anyway?
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UPDATE: My sample list: Jane Iredale  Epionce Bare Escentuals DermOrganic Napoleon Perdis Nuxe Curlisto Ellis Faas Blum Naturals L'Occtaine Embroyolisse E... see post
Make your own Sephora Skincare Favorites at SiJCP
I popped into a local SiJCP yesterday (I don't go often because there is a freestanding Sephora in the same mall, but I wanted to look for LORAC products). While I was in there I noticed this little make your own favorites kit. I just wanted to share with you al!   You get the bag and you pick which products you'd like to put into it. (Edit: Not sure why this is sideways, sorry, it wasn't before.)   Here is a closer photo of the instructions.
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