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kam71
Where did you learn your makeup techniques? Please share!
I did a search (sorry in advance if I missed some threads).  Asking all BTer's to share how/where did you learn to apply your makeup: I.e. Blogs, Youtube videos, How-to's BT,  Trial and error, @ a Sephora store with the help of an associate?   I can't say I'm new to makeup, as I'm 42, however, I've watched some how-to's on Youtube and here on Sephora, but just can't seem to get it right! It's disheartening for me to have all this beautiful makeup to use, but then feel blah when I look in the mirror after applying. If anyone is willing to share your go-to bloggers, inspiration, YTer's I'd be most appreciative.  Tx so much ~KAM
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I learned by practicing and watching youtube videos for things like falsies. I can say that having the right products make the difference. For instance liner can be tric... see post
vegchililover78
Earring love!
Do you have a pair of new or favorite earrings? I just got these over the weekend and I think they are so pretty!   
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opinionatedjenn
Blogging!
Hello,   I am thinking of starting a blog. Not really sure what website I should use. So many choices!   Any advice would be appreciated!    Thank you.
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Chanellelouiseb
SCENE QUEEN Chanellelouiseb / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I use blogger as I found it easier to use than Wordpress. It's pretty straight forwards and lets you customise your whole blog. Take a look at mine if you wanted. chanel... see post
twilightnicky
Hi Everybody
I am a newbie to BT. Found this forum a few months ago and I love it. I'm a makeup, skin, hair, clothes lover. What I appreciate most about this page is how nice and helpful you all are here, and that you share my (obsession) love of all the pretties lol  I'm the only one I know that is a Sephora addict and trying out new products even though I have enough of everything to last me til Im 50 lol I now have found my people to share these things with. So thank you for that   Im excited to be a part of this great community!!! Yay
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twilightnicky
BEAUTY BUFF twilightnicky / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thank you :) see post
jemly
TILDA IS THE FACE FOR NARS S/S 2015 CAMPAIGN
as if i wasn't already such a NARS fangirl, WWD is reporting francois has shot tilda for their s/s 2015 campaign. i think it would surprise NO ONE HERE that i'm also a committed tilda swinton devotee.    this was the photo accompanying the press release.  perfection.  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Jemly, please just be Tilda for Halloween...or any other Friday...or Monday...or Tuesday....you get my drift :P see post
Brie514
o Beauty in China
I'm planning a trip to Asia in December and will be in  Japan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and China (Beijing only).   I'll have the most free time in Beijing and am dying to see what pretties China has to offer!    I don't speak Mandarin, and most of the Chinese sites are blocked (even the Chinese Sephora site!!!), so I'm struggling to come up with a game plan.    Does anyone have any Beijing beauty shopping advice?    P.S. If anyone knows where to get a killer blowout in Beijing, you'd be my hero  
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becky411
Secret Merchandise Stashes
Sephora is one of my favorite stores and one thing I've noticed is that products are often found in the drawers of the display tables. I was wondering if shoppers are encouraged to look for products in concealed and and otherwise unadvertised areas such as drawers or cabinets 
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prettyinpa
HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've only gone in the bottom drawers once in MAC when I waited 1/2 hour for an SA to wait on me after asking twice and seeing a gaggle of them gossiping behind the regis... see post
w3ndy
Anyone here a fan of burberry clothing
Im thinking of splurging on a burberry coat @westfield mall which is a little above $1000, the one i really like is @ $3000+... 
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bellarob
BEAUTY MASTER bellarob / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have the Marystow trench and love it. It was around 1100.00. Such a great coat. I know it will never go out of style. Makes any outfit look stylish. It is not super he... see post
notcreative
My favorite mod (Randee) has well over 2000 hearts!
It has been a while since we had a heart party.  If they were banned or shunned, I did not get the memo.   Anyway, my favorite moderator (I love them all, but I love her most) needs some love.  So, I hope you will join me in giving her some.     She knows why I love her so much, but I will tell the rest of you too.  She whacks the moles, uncovers missing points, answers questions no one else can and is friendly while doing it all.  There's another reason too, but I will take the 5th on that one!   Because she has a lot of beautiful hair   Because she brings on the party   But mostly because she puts up with all of us
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makeupobesessed
HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yay randee! see post
Blackwhiskey
So this happened
  So I was picking up my check which is not a lot.... the middle of the month is when I pay all my bills and well. Now I have to go and buy new frames cause this happened and even with tape, it makes my vision all wonky which I know leads to headaches and it's potentially just bad for your vision.. even though its bad enough already. I accidentally scraped a post with the left view mirror when I was at the bank. Hahaha....... okay not funny. So I'm left with 156 bucks and after I pay for these glasses which they told me it was 80 some and I know that's going to come up to 90.. I won't be left with enough money to make holiday purchases this month. It's going to fail because we all know how hard it is to want something and not being able to have instant gratification. Umph! Anyways, I just wanted to vent because my mother went off on me for wasting money at Sephora and whatnot.  I think I should be able to spend money where I want since it is money I gain, even though it's little. At least I'm not doing bad things! 
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They are, which is why I used superglue to stick the legs together and it seems to have worked, but I do still need to find new pair.. sigh. These were perfect but I'm n... see post
meagboho
First World (Makeup) Problems
Right now, my packages aren't arriving fast enough. It's not all make up, and not all Sephora.  I'm leaving tomorrow, for over a week, so if they don't come by tomorrow afternoon, I can't play with my new stuff til next week! 2 things were supposed to arrive today, 2 tomorrow.     The package I cared the least about (clothes) came today.  The package I was supposed to get today's tracking info hasn't updated in days, and still says it's supposed to be delivered today.  It's USPS and the mail already came so I'm a little annoyed I don't know where it's at.    I'm basically acknowledging the ridiculousness of being frustrated about stupid packages arriving/not arriving...and thought, I can't be alone in having "trivial" issues/annoyances.
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heatherbee
HALL OF FAMER heatherbee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm expecting 2 packages from Ulta, a very important book for school, and my Mega Pro palette.  The package that arrived early this weekend?  My dishwasher part.  As exc... see post
FireSpinner
Happy Thanksgiving Canadians!!!
It's Thanksgiving for us Canadians! I had my Thanksgiving dinner yestarday and omg, was it ever delicious!!! I'm super thankful for my family (both blood related and non), my awesome reptiles, my boyfriend, a roof over my head and an abundance of food. As well as finally figuring out what I want to go to school for!    My favourite food items from Thanksgiving is the turkey, gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie!   What are you thankful for? And what are your favourite things from Thanksgiving dinner?   Happy Thanksgiving Canada!
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makeupobesessed
Any baseball fans out there? Go Orioles!
I've been meaning to post this for a while...the Baltimore orioles were hot for a while, and now Kansas City came along.  I'm hoping for a miracle still!  Anyone else out there a baseball fan?    Even though the Ravens are winning, I can't even think about football right now!
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makeupobesessed
HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am still bitter about this.  But then I still have to ask myself....root for a National league team or root for the Royals in the WS?   edited for to correct route t... see post
lucyshnoosy
Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian BTers!
I just wanted to wish all the Canadian Beauties a happy Thanksgiving.  Have a wonderful holiday.  :-)
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy Thanksgiving to our friends to the north! see post
carrierose
BeautyTalk Instagram Beauty Challenge...let's make one?
I don't have a beauty specific IG, but I've always been interested in taking part in a beauty challenge.  Then I miss out on the start date and never do it.   I was thinking, maybe we could compile a list of 30 things and have our own #BeautyTalkChallenge makeup challenge!  Thoughts? 
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carrierose
HALL OF FAMER carrierose / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Some of my ideas were: Best freebie Most expensive item Favorite LE item   And of course standards like favorite lipstick, favorite high end brand, etc.   Help me... see post
cutiecocolove
that 500 pt. perk
i have never gotten a 500 pt per, as i am too impatient to save my points, but that mini dior perk is pretty tempting. i must have it. so im waiting. i have 437 points so close! but so far.    if you did get one please tell me about it. i need it.
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DrProducts
BEAUTY PRO DrProducts / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hmm--seeing the $5 bill made me think of that Burger King commercial, which in turn  led me to ponder:  if we were redesigning the $5, what would we put in the design to... see post
FireSpinner
Swallowed my lip ring...
Don't cha hate when that happens?
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm always afraid of accidentally inhaling one of the little balls on my septum ring haha. see post
krtty1125
UGH!!!! I just spilled my brand new foundation!!!!!
I'm sure this has happened to others, but how frustrating!  I finally found a foundation that works so well on my skin, Lancome Nude Miracle, and I knocked the bottle over and spilled it all over my ivory rug and the pants I was planning on wearing!  Not only did I have a huge mess to clean up, but what really broke my heart was seeing all that product go to waste!   I suppose it could have been worse.  If I had already had my bathroom renovation complete I would have dropped the bottle on ceramic tile and since it is glass, I'll bet it would have broken into a million pieces.     That is the one thing I don't like about Lancome's newest foundation.  It is in a glass bottle and it has this weird dropper which is really a pain when trying to apply with a brush.  I have to hold the brush with one hand and put the product on the brush with my other hand, which sometimes shakes and gets it everywhere.  It dries so quickly I can't really put a few drops on a pallete and apply with the brush like I would with a regular foundation.  I would have preferred a different delivery system, like a squeeze plastic bottle or something.  I know it isn't as luxurious but it would certainly be more practical.   Anyhow, that is my rant for the day!  
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Wow! Fabulous idea! Thanks!!!! :) see post
sravanthi
Heart Party For Sravanthi (ME)
I know i didn't achieve 300 or 500, but 100, my first 100, so i'm giving heart part myself.
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sravanthi
BEAUTY BOSS sravanthi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Oh i love MINIONS, Thank u andy :D see post
KateLovesYSL
Does anyone know what NM's Beauty Cue code is for Oct?
Hi,   The new Tom ford matte lipsticks are available on NM (all except Black Dalhia!) and I was hoping to make an order. Does anyone know that the Oct code is for the Beauty Cue?   Thanks!
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makeupobesessed
Lost my (brand new) UD perversion eyeliner
Do I replace so soon or wait it out to see if it turns up?  I put it in a clutch to go out, my purse spilled out in the car and now no liner.  I really, really like it.  Almost love.  Is there something comparable out there that I should go for instead?  Maybe it's a sign to change up.  Any suggestions?
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
One time I dropped a lip liner in my car and my (now ex) boyfriend found it a year later under my seat haha. There is still hope. see post
vegchililover78
Walking Dead fans...
I'm so excited BT has an off topic section! New season of the Walking Dead is starting on Sunday 10/12! Who's excited? Sunday can't get here soon enough! 
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vegchililover78
BEAUTY WHIZ vegchililover78 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
So much action.  Carol was a complete rouge warrior!  I'm very excited to see that Morgan may have an arc in this upcoming season too.  I like that character and the act... see post
irenet
Would You Rather....The Game
Rules are simple: Ask a question of "Would you Rather" try to keep it clean and PG. Answer the question then pose the next one. Have fun and I'll start with....   Would You Rather be gorgeous but dumb or plain looking and intelligent?
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michelleshops
HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Washing for a week.  It wouldn't be pleasant but I would be frizzball without styling! see post
gogreyhound
October Rewards??
Nothing but mini mascaras this month...guess I will save my points. I love when there is a variety of choices, how about you?
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm looking forward to giving it a test ride! :) see post
IttyxBittyxMe
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 14th. Names will be drawn on November 15th 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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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY PRO TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I sent a PM to you with my email address, not sure if that was required for the Elfster URL signup? see post
makeupobesessed
What do you think the "big" news will be this friday?
I am dying to know what the news will be that Candace posted.  I've been thinking about it and I have some ideas...maybe its about a new format to BT or a feature that has been asked for, like BT on the app?  IDK--  Maybe all BTers will receive a huge cash prize?  LOL.    What do you think it is?
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know but I'm dying to hear what it is!!! see post
bea0t
L'Occitane on QVC TSV this Thursday
All this for $79.92 only on Oct. 09 Includes four gift boxes. (1) 5.2-oz Shea Hand Cream, (1) 8.4 oz Ultra-Rich Body Lotion, (1) 8.4-fl oz Almond Shower Oil, (1) 1-oz Almond Hand Cream, (3) Bonne Mere Soaps in Milk, Honey, Rose (1) 3.5- oz Soft Cream, (1) 1-oz Hand Cream in Delightful Rose, Vanilla Bouquet, or Zesty Lime.
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bea0t
BEAUTY WHIZ bea0t / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Not the bar soaps, those will be new to me. I like their hand creams and body lotion and LOVE their Almond shower oil cleanser. I think it's a great deal specially with ... see post
EvangelineDamon
Can you believe it's been 44 years since we lost Janis Joplin?
What a talent and what a broad. She had such an amazing voice and paid awesome tribute to those who laid the roots for all kinds of music genres.. And had an understanding of what was going on in the world that not many had at the time. Even though she was from Texas, she made San Francisco her home and whenever you think of the Summer of '69 and the Monterey Pop Festival, she's one of the first that comes to people's minds. Her influences are my influences and she paid tribute to one of my favorites by providing Bessie Smith a headstone for her final resting place. What a thankless honor to place a marking on a woman's grave that had been dead for 33 years and so sad that Janis Joplin died two months after.    Janis Joplin and Bessie Smith will never stop singing.   Rest in peace.
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BrideSona
Black Friday set specials. What would you like to see?
The past couple of years I've had good luck with the Black Friday special $10 sets. These were the door buster deals that were offered online and in stores. I've discovered new products that I'm in love with it now. And gotten to try some products that I was excited about but they just fizzled. I'm excited to see what the new sets will be. I'd love it if there was a devacurl set like there was the living proof set last year. I'd also like to see a serum/oil set.   Anyone else anxious to see what will be offered? Anything you'd like to see offered? Anyone heard any rumors?
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Loretta55
BEAUTY MASTER Loretta55 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
That is also a great idea. If Deva Curl releases a set I would like to try the collection for color treated hair. I have been using DevaCurl products exclusively for the... see post
wheelchairgirl
Travel and storage?
I am a sad makeup junkie; there is no place in my apartment for even a tiny vanity table. (Except the living room, and for some reason my husband doesn't think the living room should be covered in eyeshadow pots unless he also gets to leave computer parts all over it.) So my entire stash is in travel bags and cases. I'd love to get some more organizing ideas and give my OCD an excuse to play with the makeup. I just bought a sort of train case thing - it's like a soft-sided large train case - for my big main stash, and then there's the 'everyday' bag, the 'emergency glamour' aka 'party started five minutes ago do something fast' bag, and the 'summer travel' bag where I keep those weird colors I only wear in summer and the weird products I only wear when it's hot. (I live in nice cold climate, but people keep getting married in July in super hot humid weather places, so I keep a stash of sunscreen-proof no-melt summer colors in a travel bag). And then there's the hair elastics I use to keep eyeliner pencils in bundles, things like that. That's helpful to me in the smaller bags especially. I don't know how people can cope with a whole face worth of stuff just tossed in randomly in one big compartment! In my old bag, I had things in clear plastic zipper bags - nothing fancy, just sandwich bag things - by category and then by color, so all the eye colors were on the left, and I could grab one bag for 'green' or whatever. I've partly weaned myself off the bags now that I have the new train case thing. I should mention that while I'm not a MUA I do a little makeup help for friends, and I also go to a lot of 'fan' science fiction conventions and hang out with people who make massive costumes. So while most of my stash is 'regular' makeup, there's a fair chunk of stage makeup, Ben Nye, and crazy color stuff in there too in case I need to do makeup for a friend's costume. So while I do kinda covet those MUA rolling-suitcase built-in lighted-vanity cases, I don't *think* I'm quite at that stage yet! (Although it would solve that lack of a vanity problem!) What do the travelling people do to keep their stashes organized? How do you sort things? It's probably just my OCD acting up a little, but I feel like I've missed something super obvious about how to sort out makeup when it isn't all over your vanity table.  
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