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ctIs there any way to find out how many better than sex mascara's sephora has sold?
I'm doing a research project about whether high end makeup products or low end makeup products get higher reviews and whether or not that has an impact on the number of products sold. I would be SUPER grateful if anyone could help me!!!!!!
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What is the best skincare routine/cover up makeup for overplucked areas?
What is the best skincare routine/cover up makeup for overplucked areas? Such as on the face such as lip and chin? People always comment about what looks like bruising on my face but its actually just between-stages hair growth or irritated redness from overplucking or waxing.  Foundation or concealer just make the area more noticeable and does not promote healing. Since I pluck those areas on a regular basis, they really don't get much of a chance to heal.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Maoimi, One of my favorite products when my skin gets irritated is Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask. It is super gentle and soothing and help reduce the redness mu... see post
Well.. I'm back, I think.
Since January, everything has been a very heavy burden, my grandma's health declined so I was not at liberty to go out to even go grocery shop because I was the one that had to help my grandma stand up, I didn't mind. Unfortunately, she passed away this February 15 at 8:43 PM in her home, surrounded by loved ones. Needless to say that everyone in our family feels a gap in their heart, but being how I was the one that lived with her since I was a baby, I grew up with her, I took care of her.. I feel like I lost my second mother and grandmother. At times before her death I was at peace, other times too depressed to even get up.  I almost didn't go to her funeral, I feared I could not take it, I almost couldn't, but I stayed strong enough to be able to go through it.  We buried her in Mexico, where she was born, where she grew, where she lived, her beautiful home town, where she helped the less fortunate, where she helped anybody, everybody.. everyone loved her. You should've seen the street the other day, we showed her pictures, recorded videos, and audio of her voice.. not only did we cry, but we laughed as well-the street was packed. Almost our entire family went down there which is around 65+.  Yesterday we finally put her in her last residing resting place, with my grandfather and her brother. My beloved grandmother, I will always have her in my heart, I will always feel her presence, and that wisdom and patience she had I will try to imitate. For she was truly one of a kind, a beautiful soul that put everyone before her, without as much as a single negative word, nor negative phrase - you'd never hear her say anything that wasn't positive.  I am sorry to have to be writing this here but unfortunately, even though I lived with her all my life and would've loved to say something at her funeral, my cousin from Dallas (she's a nice lady) took over the funeral program and it was mainly people from Dallas that were included and my cousin and I (my cousin who also grew up close with me) were excluded. I regret that, that is what I regret, I felt left out in a day where we celebrated my grandmother and her life. 
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awwww, I am truly sorry to hear.  My grandma passed away just before my son was born and it still breaks my heart that I couldn't attend her funeral or that she didn't m... see post
PSA: Nordstrom Korean Beauty Pop In! Online and In Select Stores
  A few of the brands are on Sephora, some I've never seen before
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I searched the threads and didnt see anywhere to post this really but I had to share
I see alot of you that use ebates but there are others, topcashback and mrrebates that will earn you more. For example, Ulta at mrrebates is 6% ebates is only at 3%. Topcashback has games throughout the year that will earn you cash back and put you in for a drawing for more cashback as a grand prize. Topcashback also has it where you don't have to wait quarterly for your money, you can cash in any time to your bank account or giftcards. Sorry for such a long read but I had to share with my fellow beauty addicts!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Airlines and some credit cards have their own store portals too, for miles/cashback. Ebates has contests for various things..I've won one. Every Monday Ebates app has ex... see post
Free Samples
Does anyone else wait for the free samples and beauty deals to be amazing before they put in an online order?  I'll sit on an order for weeks to get something amazing.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't. I'm an impulse shopper who doesn't like waiting lol.  see post
emailing companies for samples?
I've heard that people are emailing companies to try out samples before they buy the actual products and I was just wondering if it works because I have been wanting to try out some products but I want to try them first, does emailing actually work?    
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BEAUTY PRO bharvey / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Sometimes. Are you an "influencer"? Then probably yes.   Otherwise it's hit and miss, mostly miss. They'll often just send you to a cosmetics counter. Always worth a sho... see post
Can I get a nudge?
I am ONE heart away from 8000. I don't usually ask for this stuff, but could someone just give me a little push over that hump? TIA!
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much dear @lylysa! Glad you were the one to give that push! see post
Disposable Color Contacts For Astigmatism
Are there any brands that make a light blue/green, aqua/turquoise, mint green color for naturally hazel eyes? I do not need vision correction. If not disposable, how much and how long do they last? (Not sure about commiting to a color without wearing first.)
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HALL OF FAMER sarahshter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nope. Trust me I've looked.  You can't even get non disapoable colors for astigmatism. see post
Post your pics of your colorful hairstyles!
I hope there are other people with colorful hair out there like me! Post your pics here! I'll start...  
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HALL OF FAMER Mcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow this looks really cool! I will admire all of you guys from here. I can't bring myself to dye my hair haha. Until all my hair turns white then maybe I'll rock somethi... see post
spill your travel tales!!!-
This morning, I was thinking about my hopes to make it to Ireland this year for a vacation and decided to start this thread for a few reasons.   1) I'm hoping that putting this into words will aid me on my no/low-buy journey so that I can successfully start saving for my trip (and not ordering online from Sephora so much),   2) I always ask my friends what the highlight and the lowlight of their vacations were, to glean tips and information for my upcoming travels, wherever it may be.   So tell me, what was one highlight and one lowlight of your vacation trip?   This is a picture of the coast of Caithness, Scotland, which is my absolute favorite country.   Highlight of my trip in 2009: The coast, the mountains and the weather. Altogether made for a very spiritual experience.   Lowlight: The weather. Cool and damp makes for a cold girl.      
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HALL OF FAMER Smeegle / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@darkiceis   gosh, thanks so much for all this info! i will put Blarney castle on my list for sure! i was considering driving around there but i'm nervous to drive on ... see post
Youtube Beauty 'Gurus'
What are your thoughts on beauty Youtubers? I wasn't really big on watching them till I stumbled upon a Jaclyn Hill video early this past year and now I'm hooked!    Through recommended videos I came across Jamie Paige and her channel has got to be my favorite! I've learned a lot of techniques from her and her videos are so informative and aesthetically pleasing. Another favorite of mine is Kathleen Lights!   Who are your favorite(s)? What do you like/not like about beauty youtubers?? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN ashanizer / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Yasss! If it wasn't for YT my smokey eye would be an unblended disaster!   I love Casey too - I'm actually binge-watching her right now haha. I love all the dramatic/g... see post
Our Lips are Sealed: The Lipstick NO BUY
2016 let me realize how many lipsticks I have, how many point perks of lippies I have and I realize... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. This is a tough challenge, but who wants to go on a lipstick no buy? I'll probably open up a thread for other products as well.  Let's encourage each other to spend practically and this is a small step in one direction. Maybe instead of that lipstick, you save that money and keep saving and then go on a seaside cottage retreat? (pulling strings here!)   1. Items in this category include lipsticks, glosses and lip liners. I was going to consider lip balms, but I will categorize that as skin care. Scrubs are ok. Tinted lip balms are fine and are considered to be the BB/CC/DD/EE/FF/ZZ creams of lip products.  2. You are limited to ONE PURCHASE. This is in place for that special LE.  3. You can drop out once you have all the lipsticks for the year gone. Well you probably need to grab one lipstick right? (and hopefully you stick with that one for the rest of the year)  4. TSBs do not count into the purchase category if you didn't buy anything for that lipstick you are trading for.  5. Exchanges because the beauty product caused an allergic reaction and having to purchase a new item doesn't count. Safety first! 6. Using Ulta Points, Nordstrom Notes, etc. is ok as long as the amount matches the lipstick. I would prefer there be no use of those as the Ulta Points can be used on Skincare and Nordstrom Notes as clothes. YOU CANNOT spend just for the sake of using this rule.  7. Sephora BI Point Perks are exempt, again with the rule above, YOU CANNOT SPEND JUST FOR THE SAKE OF USING THIS RULE. 8. Samples that are from GWPs, foil samples are fine. 9. I really hope this won't come up, but you shouldn't try to ask a lipstick as a gift!   10. Subscription boxes that contain lip products do not count into spend as I believe the items are at random.  11. Sephora Favorites sets cannot have a majority lipstick pack. Must be 1%   Ready set. 
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@BrideSona you mean like....take ALL the lipsticks out and create a lipstick forest of shame?  see post
Too Faced Website Shipping by Christmas?! Womp Womp...
I waited in a 90k online queue on toofaced.com's website for 2 hours at 2am to get the peach palette and special makeup bag on 12/14. It was suppose to be here by Christmas, but hasn't even shipped yet! No response from FB messenger or email and the phone number to customer service won't connect or is always busy. Anyone else?! I'm so frustrated! 😡
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BEAUTY PRO hessychris / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Same with me. Ordered on the 14th, couldn't get through to customer service (when I called it said the number didn't exist) so I cancelled the entire order on 12/22 via ... see post
EBATES TRACKING
  Updated Dec 28   HELLO CANADIANS!   I'm crazy about tracking things.. and I love ebates.. so what better way to merge those two loves than the track ebate rebate percentages.   What will you do with this information? Well, I can't promise it'll change your life, but it is nice to know the 'trend' if the amounts are on the up-swing or down-swing.   **EBATES.CA PERCENTAGES ONLY**   If you are not using ebates, don't be shy about asking me for a referral link. I would surely appreciate the referral bonus!   Anyone that uses me as a referral can decide an additional store they would like me to add to the tracking.   Spoiler (Highlight to read)  
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HALL OF FAMER AshleyYVR / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh man, I'm the same. I see it flashing and think "Oh I'm just browsing, I'll activate it if I decide to buy anything"...and then 15 minutes later I've checked out witho... see post
2017 New Years Resolutions
Hello!  Its about that time of year, when people start to think about their New Years Resolutions. So, for you, what are your resolutions beauty and non-beauty related? Beauty for me- Figuring out a good skin care routine for me, which I'm working on now. Learning, or faking with stencils a wing/cat eyeliner like so:     Non Beauty-Visit many National Parks here in the U.S. and get stamps for my Parks Passport, advance in my photography, and get a little hobby/business started. Which ties into my photography.    How about you?
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HALL OF FAMER patronbleu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I picked up a few from Walmart that are good for my hands :) but they don't go past 10 pounds or something @36524 see post
Goodbye My December Play! Box 😡
I can't believed this happened so I just have to share...   spoiler... Not a happy ending   Ok, here it goes. I am play box subscriber and have been ever since it was opened to NY. I got an email on 12/4 saying that my payment was declined and telling me that I need to update my new payment info by 12/7 in order to received my December box. I realized that the payment method was an old card so I went ahead and updated it the next day (12/5) and placed an order while I was at it. No problem. Received that order on 12/7, again no problem.    On 12/8 I received another email stating it was final notice and that my payment method was declined again. I called the number on the email right away, told them I updated my payment method and asked why I'm getting this email about the decline of payment. She said she tried to charge my card again and it stated error.  I asked her if she's using the new card info I updated and she said yes and told me there's nothing she can do and that I should contact my financial institute. I told her it's impossible and asked her to confirm the last 4 digits of the card used. She told me no, and told me again I should contact my financial institute and there's nothing she can do. I then asked to speak with her supervisor.     When the supervisor got on the phone, the first thing she did was apologizing that person I was on the call earlier was a trainee and she will be helping me. I gave her the whole 9 yards and she said that she understands and she again she's not able to process my credit card and I should contact my financial institute. I told her I made an order the same day and I even received my package so there's definitely nothing wrong with my card and so she verified my latest transaction. She said she checked the payment method and even its the same as the payment method on file but she's still getting error when processing my credit card and she told me I should contact my financial institute and there's nothing she can do. With all the holding time the call took almost an hour....    The following morning, I contacted my bank and asked why they declined the charge. My bank said there's no record of such initiation in the amount nor the vendor I mentioned. I spent another hour on the phone and all they could tell me is that I updated the main and not the play section of the payment method and that's why the payment didn't go through. So all the change initiation went to my old card and that's why it's not going through. And at this point there's nothing that can be done to add me back to the list for the December box. NOTHING!!! That process took another hour...   I can not explain my fraustration, and it does not help when the Sephora rep just kept emphasizing to me that it's ok because I was not charged for it... No miss, it's NOT ok. I want my December box!!   So ladies and gents make sure you update the play! section of payment method if this ever happened to you because you might not understand why until you spend hours on the call and at that time it's too late for you to get that month's box....   sincerely,  an extremely upset Sephora customer
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BEAUTY RESIDENT Starcreature / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Something similar happened to me.  They cancelled my account because they were still trying to charge an old card even after I had changed it.  They got it fixed but tol... see post
I received a Sephora package today, and a product is missing from my order!
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Sylvienne,   I am sorry for the delayed response. It appears that you have already been assisted with this. Please let us know if you need further assistance. Th... see post
Formula X Sale
I was just wondering what's going on with Formula X, almost all of their products are on sale. Is Sephora discontinuing their partnership or are they making way for all new products and nail polish colours? New packaging? I'm super curious so it's going to bug me till I find out
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HALL OF FAMER patronbleu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Discontinuing it so stock up while you can! see post
Insomniac Theater
I know you're here. Lurking on BT during the wee hours of the night. Like me. So what are you watching, thinking of buying or how are you working on better sleep habits? Come on in and hang out with me while we consider counting sheep
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Update on Insomniac shopping: Maple Applewood smoked bacon jerky, delicious. I've almost ate it all...and I got it today. Nutella filled chocolate chip cookies...not so ... see post
Video Games! Anything you're currently playing?
I'm an avid lover of video games as well as being an avid lover of make up! I'm sure there are more of us out there! What are you currently playing? Currently I'm pretty obsessed with Overwatch. I played a lot of League of Legends before that, and World of Warcraft before that. I got sucked into playing ranked mode with friends and now...well For other not multi-player games, I have a pretty bad backlog...I really really want to play the new Pokemon game (Pokemon Sun for that Vulpix please) since I've played every version before the newest one. Also need to play Final Fantasy XV. It just came out and it having great reviews which surprised me since I was pretty not into XII or XIII. I hope it is as good as X and the previous ones (X being my favorite!). I'm also waiting excitedly until April/May 2017 for Persona 5. It is one of my favorite series and I even got my boyfriend hooked on the series! I probably should finish the DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition too, but it's been so long and I had to replace my video card since it couldn't even run it that I forgot what happened lol
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HALL OF FAMER samls324 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I need to finish Dragon Age Inquisition too haha. I love it so much that ive started doing all of the little quests to prolong it. I got my husband new games for Christm... see post
Beauty Talk :)
Hey guys! I would really and truly appreciate your help! Being a sephora fan, i am currently writing about online brand communities and am investigating Beauty Talk for my final year thesis! Please take the time to answer a few questions - it takes just 1 minute You can find the link to my survey on my twitter KayleighTobin21 Thank you sooo much!!
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Should you get a cartilage piercing in both ears or just one?
I have two lobe piercings in both ears (for a total of 4). I want to get my cartilage (called a helix piercing) pierced and I see a lot of people only do one ear.  Is it not stylish if you do it one in both ears? Would it look weird if both ears had the same number and positioning of piercings? Should I just get one side? I like symmetry but I also don't want my ears/face to look stupid. 
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HALL OF FAMER samls324 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've seen people with both sides done. I have 12 piercings in my ears with most being in the right.I only did cartilage on my one ear because i prefer to sleep on my oth... see post
The RBF/BRF TSB: Holiday Edition
    **This is by invite only; all participants are already identified**   Hey ladies!!!! It's that time of year again! Now that we've all used our Friends and Family codes and Rouge discounts, let's pass along some of our unused stuff. Last years Invite Only TSB ( http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /By-Invite-Fall-Winter-TSB/m-p/2182116/highlight/t ... ) went so well I decided it was a good idea to do it all over again!      Like the Queens above, I have the rep around BT lately of having RBF/BRF! I'm turning my perceived indifference and attitude into kindness. One new caveat to this TSB: I am not keeping ANYTHING at the end of this; all the proceeds after the last trade go directly to charity.   Many of you know I work with Believe in Tomorrow, a charity servicing families at Johns Hopkins whose children are receiving treatment. The Invite Only TSB last year did SO WELL that they are still stacked with stuff! This year the left over abundance will go to The Katherine Hanley Center, a charity @SuzeAlex works with. Their mission is to provide temporary housing to homeless families in the Fairfax Co, VA area. They receive services that help them formulate a plan to locate permanent house as quickly as possible. The shelter is an integral part to the county's 10 year plan to end homelessness.     TSB Best Practices:  Spoiler (Highlight to read) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/highlight ... http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/highlight /true#M59515 This TSB Rules:  Spoiler (Highlight to read) - This is a Mid Range to Luxe, New/ Gently Used TSB - Includes everything from Benefit to Tom Ford and above.  - TSB includes Skincare, Makeup, Tools, Perfume - We are trading like for like WITH THE EXCEPTION of members who are shippers Internationally. If you are shipping to/from outside of your home country, you are entitled to one more item at the value of $20USD/CDN equivalent. - We will follow ALL the guidelines outlined in the TSB Best Practices document linked above.  - All trades have to be approved by me and the next 2 people in line. Please ensure you tag the three of us on your trade proposal.  - All trade issues will be worked out privately and not in this thread. If there is an issue, I will handle it and communicate the outcome here. - This is a Mid Range to Luxe, New/ Gently Used TSB - Includes everything from Benefit to Tom Ford and above. - TSB includes Skincare, Makeup, Tools, Perfume- We are trading like for like WITH THE EXCEPTION of members who are shippers Internationally. If you are shipping to/from outside of your home country, you are entitled to one more item at the value of $20USD/CDN equivalent.- We will follow ALL the guidelines outlined in the TSB Best Practices document linked above. - All trades have to be approved by me and the next 2 people in line. Please ensure you tag the three of us on your trade proposal. - All trade issues will be worked out privately and not in this thread. If there is an issue, I will handle it and communicate the outcome here. TSB Participants- In Order:  1.  @michelleshops 2.  @greenporchlights 3. Sprytely 4.  @dalidyli 5.  @TriesToBoClassy 6.  @talinder 7.  @Zpsid91 8.  @Grahamcrackers  (CDN) 9.  @Mochapj  (CDN) 10. SuzeAlex       TSB Participant information & Communication Spoiler (Highlight to read) I will be sending you all a group PM with more information as we move forward. I will need physical addresses and e-mail address from each of you. During this communication, we will work out order. @SuzeAlex will be last as she is donating the box.  I will be sending you all a group PM with more information as we move forward. I will need physical addresses and e-mail address from each of you. During this communication, we will work out order. @SuzeAlex will be last as she is donating the box.  TSB Start Date:  Spoiler (Highlight to read) I'm putting together the opening items from the box; I hope to do that before Dec. 1. With holiday's in mind, we can work out order and handling time.  I'm putting together the opening items from the box; I hope to do that before Dec. 1. With holiday's in mind, we can work out order and handling time.  All Right!!!! I think we got all the administrative stuff documented! This RBF is ready for some trading fun!!!! Thanks ladies for agreeing to join me! 
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HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ok thanks all. I'm sorry I don't have stickers to label my things and I wasn't able to go pick any up for us. Hoping to get this out tomorrow when I hear from @dalidyli see post
Canker Sores - Natures Lip Plumper
A couple of weeks ago I posted a question about The Canker Spanker and if anyone had tried it for oral canker sores. A couple of people suggested other remedies, but I ordered it anyway. Wow - if you suffer (if you get cankers, you know) do yourself a favor and order it. Worked SO fast I was thanking the Lord.   While cankers give your lips a swollen look... buy a lip plumper instead!
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BEAUTY MAVEN Mersaydez / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Were there any weird side effects with this? I get canker sores often, so I'd just want to know if there's anything that I should watch out for if I were to purchase thi... see post
I'd love to promote K-Bueaty
Hello, I have a question that maybe you could help me with. I've been into Korean skincare and cosmetics for YEARS now and all of a sudden the US is finally catching on to how amazing these products are. I have been using a 10-12 step Korean skincare routine for a long time and have recently gotten my friends on board. My question is, are there any selling or promoting opportunities available with such products ...similar to Avon, Mary Kay, etc.? I would LOVE to get my hands on a huge bulk order of Korean skincare goodies and help promote and sell the brands. I feel I'd be very successful because of my love and passion for K-beauty! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Roxanne Mori
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BEAUTY TALK :)
Hey guys! I would really appreciate your help! Being a sephora fan, i am currently writing about online brand communities and am investigating Beauty Talk for my final year thesis! Please take the time to answer a few questions - it takes just 1 minute ))))        
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Adventures in bartering...
I regularly contact people off the local CL to barter my unwanted GWP's for new things.. I thought I'd make a thread on my experience for anyone that was interested in knowing how it goes!   I only deal with 'straight trade', no cash changes hands.    2017.02.26 - The Eros Code for Literacy Spoiler (Highlight to read) 2 Armani - Armani Code 2 Versaces - Eros All traded for: 1 Sungale E-Reader 2 Armani - Armani Code2 Versaces - ErosAll traded for:1 Sungale E-Reader 2017.02.19 - Smelling 4x more beautiful Spoiler (Highlight to read) 5 Giorgio Armani - Si 1 Giorgio Armani - Aqua Di Gio 8 Gucci - Bamboo 2 Gucci - Guilty All traded for: 4 Porcelain Statues   5 Giorgio Armani - Si1 Giorgio Armani - Aqua Di Gio8 Gucci - Bamboo2 Gucci - GuiltyAll traded for:4 Porcelain Statues  2017.02.13 - A muse to the olfactory Spoiler (Highlight to read) 2 Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Perfumo 2 Victor & Rolf - SpiceBomb 2 Victor & Rolf - Bon Bon 2 Ralph Lauren - Polo Blue 1 Poco Rabanne - 1 Million 1 Lancome - La Vie Est Belle 1 Giorgio Armani - Armani Code All traded for: 4 8x10 Canvas 1 12x16 Canvas 1 8x16 Canvas 3 16x20 Canvas 2 Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Perfumo2 Victor & Rolf - SpiceBomb2 Victor & Rolf - Bon Bon2 Ralph Lauren - Polo Blue1 Poco Rabanne - 1 Million1 Lancome - La Vie Est Belle1 Giorgio Armani - Armani CodeAll traded for:4 8x10 Canvas1 12x16 Canvas1 8x16 Canvas3 16x20 Canvas 2017.02.05 - Fragrance lit up my life.. Spoiler (Highlight to read) 4 Victor & Rolf  - Flowerbomb 4 Thierry Muglar - Alien 6 Thierry Muglar - Angel All traded for: LED Color Changing candles Bamboo tray Decorative river rocks 4 Victor & Rolf  - Flowerbomb4 Thierry Muglar - Alien6 Thierry Muglar - AngelAll traded for:LED Color Changing candlesBamboo trayDecorative river rocks 2017.01.09 - The Scent of (two) women Spoiler (Highlight to read) Hundreds of emails later, someone finally responded!! 2 Atelier - Pomelo Paradis       2 Gucci - Bamboo 2 Armani - Si 2 Armani - Acqua di Gio Pour Homme 2 Mr Burberry 3 YSL - Black Opium 3 Hugo Boss - the Scent 5 YSL - L'Homme 1 Versace - Eros 1 Versace - Bright Crystal  All traded for: 2 Royal Dux Figurines Hundreds of emails later, someone finally responded!!2 Atelier - Pomelo Paradis      2 Gucci - Bamboo2 Armani - Si2 Armani - Acqua di Gio Pour Homme2 Mr Burberry3 YSL - Black Opium3 Hugo Boss - the Scent5 YSL - L'Homme1 Versace - Eros1 Versace - Bright Crystal All traded for:2 Royal Dux Figurines 2016.11.18 - Aliens vs. The Atomizer Spoiler (Highlight to read) 10 vials of Therry Mugler "Aliens" perfume traded for a rainbow fragrance atomizer! 10 vials of Therry Mugler "Aliens" perfume traded for a rainbow fragrance atomizer!  2016.10.22 - YSL helped my EYES Spoiler (Highlight to read) YSL Tint in Oil deluxe sample traded for a pair of 10x zoom binoculars! YSL Tint in Oil deluxe sample traded for a pair of 10x zoom binoculars!      More to come!!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay!! 4th trade of February!   This ereader is going with me to Puerta Vallarta - I'm over the moon that I scored this!! see post
Real talk: Animal testing
  Hey y'all!   I felt like starting a conversation about animal testing for cosmetics. I used to be a lot more active in the community here, but recently I got pretty busy in my personal life and in my career. But I wanted to come back to talk about something that no one here ever *really* talks about: Animal testing for cosmetics.   The thing is, plenty of people talk about which products or brands are cruelty-free, but no one ever really addresses what actually goes on in the labs here, and why some people know there are cruelty-free options but still choose the animal-tested version because it's their HG. I totally understand finding the perfect product and not wanting to go on the hunt again, for the record.   Would anyone like to join me in a dialogue about animal testing? Not just about what goes on, or what animals  are tested on, or what companies do it, but how you *personally* feel about it? Do you think about it often? Does it ever cross your mind?     I love my pets, and I would never want anything bad or even remotely unpleasant to happen to them, so when I think about what happens in cosmetics testing labs, well, at first I didn't know what went on.    Once I found out, it disgusted me. I mean, honestly, not only do they rub chemicals into their eyes or skin, they actually administer known lethal doses, and they do really creepy-evil tests on pregnant mice and bunnies and then kill them and study the unborn babies. It's really disgusting what goes on.   Anyway, anyone want to talk about this? Are you transitioning to cruelty-free only products?    Do you think animal testing for cosmetics is wrong?   Do you think it's wrong for an animal to suffer for us to have pretty eyelashes?   Let's talk about it!      Edited for typos.  
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HALL OF FAMER mella900 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@e4stofthesun I am well aware this is about cosmetic testing, but I was trying to bridge my experience in medical research into animal testing in cosmetic laboratories t... see post
Hello Kitty & x Collabs
Since there seems to be a lot of wonderful Hello Kitty collabs lately, I thought I would start a thread. A place to discuss HK cosmetic collabs or just HK cuteness in general!      (image: Sanrio)
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
These are super cute!!!! see post