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Event: Saks Girls Night Out!
Has anybody ever been to this event? I am going this week and I'm very excited but I am not sure what to expect! Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Ms.Information - The evil bad advice thread..
Sometimes people ask your advice and you give it, only realizing later that it was wrong/incorrect... but sometimes people ask advice and a little piece of you wants to steer them wrong..   Welcome to Ms.Information!   Share the worst advice you can give someone.. bonus points if you can come up with a rational-sounding explanation to back it up!   My advice:   It is important never to use a promo code unless someone else has already tried it and posted pictures of what you will receive. That way you can make sure it works, and that the item(s) you receive are as advertised. It is sure to save you disappointment!     *disclaimer: never ever follow my advice.      
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
    It will only burn for awhile......evil, terrible advice! see post
I triple dog dare you...
...to buy this dress, go into your nearest Sephora, find a pillar or wall to stand next to, and see how long you can go without being noticed.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
This would be totally appropriate to wear at Sephora HQ...    I prefer vertical black and white stripes though, the Betelgeuse look. see post
ebay glamglow fake or not
Hey just got glamglow from ebay but now I have doubt on the product. Has anyone of you find fakeproducts from ebay?
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BEAUTY MAVEN demons / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I personally haven't but my friend bought some fake MAC on ebay that honestly was super super convincing with its listing and packaging. the only reason we figured out i... see post
Need a good electric waterproof shaver
Okay ladies and gentlepeople,   My shaver has given up on me.  Called it quits, headed for the non hairy hills...LOL   I'm looking for a waterproof electric shaver for the bikini and underarm areas.     I'm a dark skin woman with coarse hair.  I use a regular razor for my legs BUT I have found an electric shaver works well on the other areas.   I'm looking at this as an investment BUT I don't want to spend a ton of $$$.   Anyone have any recs?  
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#WASHYOURBRUSHESDAY!!!
QUESTION: When was the last time you WASHED your makeup brushes???   Don't lie... post your answer below. (Is it time for a cleaning???)  
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No idea...mainly just applying SPF and BB or CC creams with my fingers lately due to the heat. see post
Kate Spade Cases
I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime cell phone and am on the hunt for a Kate Spade case that would fit that.   Anyone know of any?  
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Low maintenance beauty blogs?
hi! I am a soon to be law student and while I love beauty blogs, so many feature routines that simply overwhelm me. Are there any good low maintenance/student lifestyle friendly blogs to recommend? Thank you!
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CANADIAN VALUE KIT CALCULATIONS
 UPDATED JUNE 26 - 7:41PM A page dedicated to calculating "value kit" values. Nothing fancy, just the facts.   *IMPORTANT NOTE: For consistency, all value comparisons are based on the largest size for sale. This means that a 1oz kit item will be valued again the largest size of the same product, even if there is a 1oz also for sale individually.   Unicorn sightings! 100% bonus Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I will never stop searching...  I will never stop searching... Fantastic - 60% bonus, or more Spoiler (Highlight to read)      Best - 40% bonus, or more Spoiler (Highlight to read) Better - 30% bonus, or more Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Good - 20% bonus, or more Spoiler (Highlight to read)      OK - 0% bonus, or more Spoiler (Highlight to read)      Bad! - negative bonus value Spoiler (Highlight to read)   If you see a value kit I have not included that you would like calculated please feel free to message me the item number.
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HALL OF FAMER lachaton / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@DavisCosplays   To be fair, it makes a difference which formula you use to calculate the "value".    Sephora calculated the value based on what the 0.25 oz Atelier... see post
911 to KatieBT
@KatieBT - Hey Katie, you sent me 2 PM's and I've been desperately trying to write back to you with a double yes! But none of the PM's I've written to you will go through. 😔 (This has been going on for quite a long while, I think it's my tablet, which is currently my only online access.)   I hope you will see this or that someone else can bring it to your attention and let you know I've been trying to reply. Can you contact me at my email address that is on file with my account info? Or just go with all of the info on file for me? I know you need an answer by Wednesday, so I'm praying you will see this. If you can go with that info you could PM me to let me know we are all set, or email me if need be. I just can't write back via PM. Hope you see this and that everything will work out.   Hoping to hear from you to confirm every thing is okay. Thanks Katie. 🍀
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KatieBT HOST / HOST HOST / replied
@kssweetheart sorry for the delay! We got your email, you're all good :)  see post
What are your favorite Tinted Moisturizers/BB/CC creams? :)
Happy Friday everyone!   Was just wondering about what the most popular Tinted Moisturizers, or BB/CC creams are out there? What are some of your favorites for the days you want something easy and quick, and yet, put-together?   My favorite has been the NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz. I have normal-dry skin, medium, warm skintone and love the warm tones that this TM has. I feel it has pretty good coverage for a TM and does not dry out my skin. It is quite a thick consistency though, as most of you may already know.   Please share your favorites along with your skintype and tone. Also, what do you esp like about the product?   Have a lovely long weekend everyone!
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BEAUTY MAVEN carlyek / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I initially used Olay's tinted moisturizer, mainly because I liked the way the moisturizer felt.  The only problem was once the color came out it was much darker on my s... see post
Lets See Your Makeup Crafting/Repurposing!
So I had some makeup (and tea) boxes laying around and wanted to use them but without all the pictures all over them, so naturally GLITTER! Coated them in Modge Podge and Glitter and now I can use them for all sorts of things and they look pretty!!   I also like to take old compacts, clean them out, then pour old nail polish (applies streaky, clumps, etc) into it so it dries nice and flat, to make play pretend makeup for kids. But I have no pictures of any of those right now.   As I was doing this I realized there is no way that I am the only one to re-use, re-purpose, and craft old makeup boxes, compacts, perfume bottles etc....So I wanted to start a thread where we could all share our beauty crafting ideas!! So please ladies, show me your crafts!
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BEAUTY PRO WaterlilyKari / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I know this is from a month ago but since it sounded like a great idea, I'm hoping that it will take off now.    I usually repurpose makeup containers for other makeup... see post
Cruelty Free. Do you buy from CF companies whose parent companies are not?
So, recently I've made he decision to go cruelty free. I had made another thread asking about alternatives. However,  I was also  wondering for those of you who are already buying cruelty free; do you still buy from companies like Urban Decay and Tarte - who don't test on animals themselves, but their parent company does? I know that UD is owned by Estee Lauder and Tarte by Kose (At least from what I've read) who is definitely not cruelty free. Is that a deal breaker for you or do you still buy from these companies? I just would like to know how people feel about that and kind of get more insight on things. 
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Kate Spade Coupons
Does anybody know if there are any Kate Spade Printable Coupons?  And I already know about the signing up via email and receiving 15% off.   But I am talking about any other ones that people are aware of.
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Heart Party for Black Whiskey - 20,000 hearts!!
Black Whiskey hit 20,000 hearts!  Stop in and leave a heart or message for the one who always wows us with her gorgeous and artistic looks!  I know I can always count on her for some makeup inspiration and to push myself to try different applications.    Thanks BW, this heart party is for you (and Luna!)    
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This makes me cry. Thank you ♥ see post
Shopping in Calgary, Alberta
I will be going into Calgary next weekend (long weekend for Canadians) and it is my first time ever so I have never been before.   I was just wondering if shopping there at Sephora and clothing stores is it cheaper there? Or is it more expensive?  I live in Manitoba so taxes here are different than Alberta of 5%. Manitoba is 5% GST and 8% PST.   Like I know they have a Sephora there along with Kate Spade which I also love...just wondering if it's more expensive there to shop?   Anyone have an idea or is from Calgary and can provide me with some insight?   I would really appreciate it.
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BEAUTY WHIZ ExcuseMuahh / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh okay.  thanksss! i want all the info I can get...   Yeah Banff right now is not looking too good for next weekend.  Right now it is showing rain all weekend. I am h... see post
Makeup Tragedies.....or almost tragedies
Please tell me I'm not alone....I was grabbing my brush case, and I didn't realize the case wasn't buttoned closed (top half comes off (think Sigma case)). Right before my eyes, I saw 22 of my brushes fall to the dirty kitchen floor!!!!! What are your makeup-related tragedies?? I might not read them right away....I need time to mourn       Edit: I did wash my brushes shortly thereafter. I think they're stunned by the trauma.
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BEAUTY WHIZ LiveBeauty / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
    Thanks for sharing...am a little late responding....Interesting stories.   Mom's know, they sure do.    I don't know how to post pics either, I can picture it ... see post
Sharing Sweepstakes, Prizes, Giveaways - Share The Love Thread!
in the past day, I've received emails for some pretty good sweepstakes and thought of starting this thread. So here is a place we can share these types of promotional sweepstakes, prizes and giveaways with each other and hopefully, one of us will win now and again!   so share BT-approved modified links, sweepstakes info and any results here. Fingers crossed one of us wins some great prizes!
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HALL OF FAMER laketom / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's one from Too Faced see post
Best tips for taking makeup selfies?
mine always look terrible! I want to show to show off my makeup but I can never get good angles or lighting!
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You need to blast yourself with light to get true to color.  The picture in my avatar, that is during day light, by a window, with flash.  If I took the same picture wit... see post
Happy teacher appreciation day!
To all my fellow teachers:  enjoy your day!  My school treated us to a nice lunch and some Fisher's popcorn! Yum!
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Paiigee  I didn't see this until now, but subbing totally counts.     Also so added a second later: Hershey kisses do count!  It's a rarity a child gives teacher a g... see post
Pacemaker surgery
So I wanted to keep this on the down-low, I know I've only told one person, and thank you for keeping it a secret too. I didn't really want to post anything but I know you guys have been with me through thick and thin, you guys showed amazing support when I was going through Neko's death, and many other situations I've been in. Tomorrow my mom is being admitted into surgery, it's been 10 years or so since she got her pacemaker and lately she had been going to a lot of doctor's appointments but they always said she was fine, last week they told her she needed to go immediately to have I suppose a battery replacement? because it was hiccuping or something of the  sort. When my mom started voicing to me that she wasn't feeling well, that she felt her heart was going to stop, that was last year when I was still working. Aside from my depression that was one major reason why I decided to quit my job, I couldn't handle not being there for her, and I couldn't if I worked because I'd get home and just sleep and wake up at 5 am.  I know i've expressed many problems happening with my mom and how we clash A LOT, but in the end she is still my mom and I love her so so much and it scares me that she's going in tomorrow, it scares me so much. I've been reassured by my friends who used to live near me and one that still does that she'll be okay but I still have that worry. I'm trying not to make it so much that I start thinking so negative, but yeah. It's tomorrow and it hit me hard. I placed an order for Dior Dolce Vita perfume I believe, for her, that should be arriving tomorrow, but I want to save that for mother's day. I'm thinking flowers, but that seems cliche too? I don't know? Maybe a poem. I've been trying to get back to everyone's comments but sometimes unexpected events happen around my home where I can't and then I forget, but thanks for the recent comments, especially the rainbow cheek ones! 
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HALL OF FAMER TopazBeth / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So thankful to hear everything went well. Here's to a quick recovery. <3 see post
Just Need to Vent
I don't need to explain anything, just let it be known, today I needed to vent to people who wouldn't judge me and ask me questions. I got this. But tonight I just really want to vent. Thank you all. I'm OK. But life is hard sometimes...
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi joeanne,    I sent you a private message regarding this. Please check your inbox when you have a moment. Thank you.   Best, Mali see post
Visiting Australia
Hi guys, I'm in Sydney for th next few days and I'm looking for suggestions on gifts to bring back home? Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER tehprincessjenn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Stuffed koalas, kangaroos from Paddy's market.  see post
Mother's Day
With Mother's Day around the corner, wouldn't it be nice to pamper her with something special?  What would your mom want for Mother's Day to make her feel more beautiful?  My mom is not into makeup so I'm thinking I may take her to the salon for a new hairstyle. 
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HALL OF FAMER NancieNano / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My mom was recently diagnosed with early Parkinsons. One thing they highly suggest is gentle exercise and stress reduction. So, I am giving my mom a membership to a yoga... see post
Beauty Books
I was doing a little spring cleaning and came across two beauty books that I forgot I even had.  Now that I have found a love for high quality makeup and skincare, I appreciate my books dearly.  The ones I have are Bobbi Brown, Living Beauty & Kate Somerville Complexion Perfection!  I especially like Kate's book.  Any other recommendations?
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HALL OF FAMER AMK721 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The reason I like Kate Somerville's book so much is because it is informative on all things skincare and includes her viewpoint on facial treatments and whom would benef... see post
All things Ulta!
I was thinking it would be a nice idea to have an "all things Ulta" thread where we can post deals, GWP's, new products, etc!  It would be easier to find things all in one place, as I know I can't be the only one who stalks the beauty breaks and extra point promos!
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HALL OF FAMER VioletLavender / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Apparently, Ulta gets the new Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass collection first: see post
Any home decorator types out there?
Can anyone recommend a great gold paint color? I am driving myself crazy with choosing the right one for my dining room.   This has been a project long in the works — a ton of sanding, paint removal, prepping, priming — and now we're in the final stretch and only have to paint the final color. Only problem is, I can't find the right color. I don't want anything too yellow, too green, too brown, or too dark. I thought I'd found one, but it's reading too yellow on my walls. Can anyone help out? Pleeeeezzzzz? Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER dalidyli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey joz!    Im a constant decorator, mover of furniture, painter etc. what is your decor type?  What is the Color of the flooring in the room, base boards, the furnitu... see post
Natasha Denona Cust Svc??
Hi, Has anybody ever had any luck getting a response from this company?  I placed an order on Natashadenona.com a few days ago.  About 5 min later, I noticed that if you swatch the products or open them at all they will not allow a return. So I immediately contacted them to cancel my order. No response. I emailed them again the following morning. No response.  However, I did get a notice that my order had shipped. Ugh. I tried to find a phone number there doesn't seem to be one  I guess the best thing to do is refuse the package when it comes. I just hope I'm home.   For the price of the items, you would think they could invest in better cust svc. Since I have never used or swatched the products before I think I'll stick to orders from beautylish. Their cust svc/return policy is top notch!
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BEAUTY BUFF Noahsmum / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I just checked my tracking. They ship from Isreal. If I refuse the package, its probably going to take forever to get a refund...Ugh :(   see post
Anyone watch RuPaul's Drag Race??
I was just wondering if any of you ladies watch RPDR. I've seen some of you talk about it before and share gifs so I figured I'd start a thread so we could throw some t and some shade and talk about the show.
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BEAUTY GURU sydneybear / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I loveeee RPDR!    I'm currently rooting for Kim Chi & Naomi Smalls.  see post
BTers on the road: A travel thread.
We BTers are a busy bunch, and I don't know about anyone else, but I always appreciate a local's perspective on things to do, see and eat wherever I'm headed.    Just booked a last minute long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) to Portland, Oregon. We'll have a car, so we were thinking about exploring beyond the Portland city limits... maybe do some breweries or wineries. Anybody with Portland (and surrounding area) recommendations? Specifically looking for where to stay in Portland (walkable, local favorites) and we love food, so any recommendations of places to eat would be most welcome! 
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BEAUTY MASTER frametheface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Tentative attempt at reviving this?   Heading to Austin on a surprise trip. Flying out friday afternoon and coming back monday night. Anyone have any suggestions? I'll... see post