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He's here!
For those of you who knew about my pregnancy... I gave birth today to a beautiful and healthy baby boy! Say hello to Byron Victor, born at 11:52 am March 5, 2015. He is 7 pounds, 6 ounces, 19.5 inches long. Both baby and myself are doing well.
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh Lari congrats!  He's a button!  Hi Byron :) Welcome to BT!! see post
Mini rant about samples
OK, so I got an order delivered today and was pretty excited. But when I opened it, I found that I got absolutely NONE of the samples I selected. OK, I get that when they run out you get substitutions — except that all the ones I selected (and my order was placed three days ago) are still available as sample selections. What the...?   Worst part? I have no interest in ANY of the ones I was sent. BOO!
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Can I join you in your mini rant jozkid? Two of my samples were substituted (tatcha cleansing oil and caudalie cru), and that's fine and all, but my VIB Algenist promo t... see post
Coincidence? I think not!
So, I noticed my odometer this morning as I was driving into work. I thought for sure it would turn over to the dreaded all 6's at the time I got to my office, because nothing would be more fitting than that! I am sorely tempted to circle the parking lot for two miles tonight just to make that happen!     I apologize for my dusty dashboard.
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yup, I'm driving the satan sedan! see post
WAY off topic...
This is about as off-topic for this forum as you can get, but today brings the return of one of my most favorite things in the world (besides makeup...), BASEBALL!!!!! Technically, Spring Training games started on Sunday but the first televised ones start today. PLUS- my team starts playing today. I'm fighting the urge to wear my Red Red Sox jersey to work today.  What do you ladies like that could be considered far from the topic of makeup?
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BEAUTY BOSS Vaashtii / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
May 2nd sounds like an amazing day for sports!! (I'll be watching the Red Sox/Yankees game)  see post
Should I be worried?
I recently his 1300 hearts. No big deal (except that I like the progress) BUT I am currently sitting at 1313 hearts. that's like TWICE the bad luck, right?? Good thing it's not Friday. 
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BEAUTY BOSS Vaashtii / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks!! see post
Use Up Those Samples! (Daily Sample Usage Log)
  I have a tremendous amount of samples and have been trying to use them as much as possible --some days I'm more successful than other days.  Since I'm on a low-buy, I’m planning on posting the samples that I use on a daily basis and try to really incorporate as many as I can into my daily routine. This will encourage me to make a serious dent in my huge stash of samples and challenge me to keep using as many as I can each day.   Who’s with me?   Feb 28th: Algenist Eye renewal balm x2 Algenist Retinol Firming and Lifting serum x2 Philospohy renewed hope moisturizer Tom Ford True Coral Lipstick Fresh lip polish x2 Fresh advanced lip therapy x3 Algenist overnight restorative cream Tata Harper Resurfacing mask—I love this and plan on purchasing the full size Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Day 1 (March 3) Amazing Cosmetics Line Smoother + Primer FAB Ultra Repair Cream Josie Maran Exfoliating Cleansing Powder Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask   D... see post
Stress relief
Here's my stress relief.  Reorganized my makeup and all so much more room. Aka. More room for more make up loving being organized right now. 
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BEAUTY SAVANT SimplyYulz / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
winners!!  if your in the us  keep at eye out at home goods, tj maxx and marshalls :)  see post
what color is this dress?
Is it black and blue or white and gold? You've all probably seen this before but I thought it would be fun to see what you all thought. This dress is literally breaking the internet.
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BEAUTY WHIZ HoneyBrownBunny / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
PERFECT!!!  see post
Throwback Thursday
#TBT to my first ever trip to Sephora with my friend, Ginger. Without her, I probably never would've discovered it!!  (This was October) 
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
friend trips to sephora are best trips to sephora ! see post
Have to share good experience! ASOS superfast shipping from the UK (to USA)!?
Just have to share  - ordered some clothes and make up from ASOS and it actually ships from the UK (it's a UK based brand), to my house in Detroit practically overnight.     The order was placed in the wee hours of the this morning, 2/25, and it's set for UPS delivery tomorrow.  I'm impressed!  They carry some fun brands and jewelry and beauty - though some of their clothes are pretty poor quality - I love that they have plus sizes too.  Anyway I'm excited about this shopping experience and wanted to share with someone.  
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5 Favorite Things
In a couple of weeks, the ladies at my church are having a get together to get to know each other better. I've only been there for a month, so this will be my first gathering with them.  They are asking that everyone in attendance brings 5 of their favorite things. They said total we should spend $25-30 to put together the five things. And somehow, I don't know if it'll be a game or what. But we are going to exchange things with other ladies.  So I am trying to put together a list of my 5 things.  So far I have: -Red nail polish (I'm hoping Ulta will have CG Ruby Pumps in stock for this) -Cadbury chocolate (I'm going to try to find the Fruit & Nut bar it is my absolute favorite) -Lipstick (Obviously most of my favorite lipsticks would eat up my whole budget, but I do have an NYX High Voltage lipstick that I've really been loving) I'm trying to decide on the final two things. If I can find a way to represent them and stay in my budget, I would like to do something to show my love for baseball and something for the Marvel universe.    What would your five things be?  
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
A small tube of the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is a perfect choice!    Oh and white cheddar popcorn and the Keurig are such wonderful things. ;)  see post
(Probably) incorrect pricing at ULTA - what can I do?
Hi Ladies,    I would like to know what to expect when I experienced an incorrect pricing at ULTA. I know that Sephora will handle it promptly but I don't have much experience with ULTA, so I know what might happen next.    The product that I purchased was Olay ProX Even Skin Tone Spot Fading Treatment which is listed as 29.99 on Olay website ( http://www.olay.com/en-us/skin-care-products/prox- spot-fading-treatment). However, on ULTA website, it is sold for 44.99. The product is marked down to 38.24 as one of the sale itms but still it is marked higher than the MSPR. ( http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp? productId=xlsImpprod5140199)   It's understandable that ULTA does not offer price match but it looks like this is a simple error in their pricing. Can anyone advise what I can do to handle this issue? Will they offer me some refund? 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
MSRP that's the key. Manufacturer Suggested Retail price, meaning the price ($29.99) is a recommend selling price not the price required to sell at. see post
10k Hearts
So, I passed the 10k already. Wow! Thank you guys, please feel free to post so I can shower you with hearts! Don't be afraid to post many times     Honestly though, 10k hearts. I remember when I was under 1k.. last year? I don't know how I discovered this place but you guys have really been a great blessing in my life. Not only do I feel good about sharing what I put on my face, but I get a lot of laughs with you guys, and even sometimes a tear here and there.    Thank you all so much for generously clicking on my stuff! lol   
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HELLLLLLLLOOOOOOO FINE FINE FINE GENTLEMEN!!! see post
Give a Little Love...
I know that she had been mentioned numerous times but can we please give a little bit of love to Jaclyn Hill.     I think she is a stellar makeup artist and she simply seems so sweet. I know that some individuals don't like her (please don't hate here) but I think it seems like she has a great personality that is caring and kind. She also seems to have a great sense of humor. Obviously, I keep saying "seems" because I don't personally know her. Anyway, I just wanted to send some loving vibes out to her, because I was thinking about some of the posts that she has had about people being mean, and it just seems to hurt. I can't imagine putting yourself out there, just trying to help others, and for people to hate on you. Let's send some good vibes to Jaclyn.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I love her videos! She is very funny and always has great product recommendations. :D Thank you for the post, ashowee. :)  see post
Just had some devastating news
I'm really sorry to post this on here but I need to unload this to someone otherwise I'll cause a scene at work.   I just got a text that one of my oldest friend's grandmother just passed away.  I have known their family my whole life.  I didn't get to meet my own grandparents because they lived overseas and passed away early on (my dad's parents passed when he was young and my mom's passed while I was young)  This lady who just passed was like a grandmother to me.  I spent so much time visiting with her over the years.  She always treated me like I really was her granddaughter.  I'm not personally close to many people.  I don't like people to get too close to me but I had a real soft spot in my heart for her.  The last few years her health had been very poor and she was in a nursing home (she was over 90).  When I would visit her it would take everything I have to keep it together in front of her.  She was a shell of her former self.  She couldn't speak and hardly eat.  But she always recognized me and she always kissed me when I came.    I know death is a part of life and we all have to go some time but it's still hard to deal with when someone this close passes.   I'm sorry for this emotional post.  I just can't help myself right now. 
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you, Mocha.  I'm still trying to get "back to normal".  I've been kind of just taking it day by day and some days are definitely harder than others.  Sometimes whe... see post
Heart Party For Mygreathair12
Ladies, our dear BT community member mygreathair12 (Dan) is going through a difficult time right now.   He asked me to share with those who wanted to know that his biopsy yesterday discovered a bit more cancerous growth than anticipated, and also some white spots.  He is focussing on that right now, but asked me to reach out to those who had asked about him.   I really think Dan could use a big bunch of all our love and support right now as he goes through this difficult time.  I'm sure most of us have been touched in some way by cancer at one point or another, so you probably know how much any little bit of support can mean to someone.     Please pop in and leave some positive energy for Dan when you have a moment.   Dan, we're all thinking of you!!!  Stay strong!
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BEAUTY MASTER mygreathair12 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Im not sure what to say but thank you for all your thoughts and prayers! This has really touched my heart! Ill be back home soon. Ttys,,,,,,Dan  see post
What's Up???
with those reviews that has the 20%___20%___20%___ ..I am seeing this a lot lately on product reviews  it's irritating as all get out..something wrong with their computers or something? some sort of code? 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lovemesomerain,   Due to an error on our end, reviews were being coded like this when submitted through out iPhone or iPad app. We have fixed this error and you s... see post
Has anyone used Glambot before?
I recently discovered Glambot.com and I'm curious about peoples experiences with the site? Good/bad? Would you recommend it?
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BEAUTY PRO ErinChristine32 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I CANT GET OFF THE WEBSITE! I have a problem.. Haha.  see post
Your opinion. Best point rewards to date
Thought is start a fun discussion. there are always different rewards for points. Always changing.    Which do you guys think have been by far the best offered by Sephora???  (You may say why or just list) 
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was just bragging over on the main page about this:  the MJ highliner is by far the nicest perk Ive redeemed for in a long time.  Im going to have to think about all-t... see post
Happy Mardi Gras y'all!
In the spirit of festivities, Happy Mardi Gras to all! Playing cajun and zydeco music and dancing around, yipee!
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HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy Mardi Gras!! Here's some music for celebration:   I just heard this the other day Rockin' Sydney, Don't Mess with my Toot Toot   The original Jambala... see post
Yay!
I just booked my first commercial this Saturday!!
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BEAUTY BOSS spotspotcat / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Way to go Andy!  Good for you! see post
What Was Your First Job?
Thought this might be fun for today... what was your first job that you actually got paid to do?  It was the summer I turned 15 and I worked at a concession stand in my neighborhood park.  I got really good at making sno-cones and cotton candy!
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BEAUTY GURU AMHWKI / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
OMG that's awful - I hope he doesn't still practice and someone sued his arse for harassment! see post
on the youtube
So Ive been holding out a little bit, but I uploaded my first video to youtube! Id really appreciate some feedback from the BT community I'm gonna warn you and say that the quality isnt the greatest -even though I filmed with my Canon Rebel.. :/  It definetly isnt easy to film yourself & put it out there for the world to see. But I think I did an alright job. I attached the link to the picture & if that doesnt work --
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HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're able to post a link here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/BeautyTalk-Feedback/Post-a-link-to-your-Beauty-Blog/m-p/1167553#M2632 see post
Pretty Product Packaging
Yes I am a fan if alliteration.   Anyways, I was wondering - if a product has really beautiful packaging do you ever keep it even if you really dislike the product inside?  And please give me some examples!   I recently bought the Too Faced Soulmates blush/bronzer in Ross & Rachel and of course I only bought it because it's so stinking cute.  After letting it sit in my drawer for a couple weeks I returned it because I knew I'd never touch it. 
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha glad it's not just me :) see post
What makeup do you keep in your purse/at your desk?
So I'm starting my first real job after college (finally!) and I'm wondering just what other have. I keep the typical stuff right now, lipgloss, powder, black eyeliner. I wondering what other ladies keep with them or leave in a desk drawer just incase. I'm going back to sex and the city had worrying that i need to touch up my blush when a guy asks me for drinks after work lol
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BEAUTY BOSS drppr / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
We keep almost the same items around :) I have a MLBB lipstick at all times with me and the lip color I am wearing that day. There is a lip balm I keep on my office desk... see post
Choix Subscription box?
Has anyone ever heard or have experience with this box? Apparently it's $20 a month and you choose 5 samples(not sure) of luxury brands that are available on their website. They have brands like Chanel, Ellis Faas, kevyn aucoin, Guerlain etc.. I don't know for some reason this seems to good to be true to me. HAs anyone else ever heard of them of has experience with this box?
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It would be nice if the Choix company had a Youtube video on how they make the samples, do the packers wear gloves, are the containers and scoops sanitized, etc. Mrsb... see post
do you guys have magazines
hey guys its jen and im a teenage girl from buffalo. ive been really into makeup and could use some help.thanks                                                                     xoxo,                                                                               jen 
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I get Allure, but this place is more inspiring! :) see post
Weeeee!
I'm a self described dork who's excited that I hit 100 hearts today!!! Thanks <3 hee hee
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy 100 hearts! I predict you'll be up another hundred before you know it! see post
ladies i need help with hearts...approaching that dreadful down under number 6XX
hey loves! im sure this is silly to most but the number 6XX is very superstitious in my family...can you guys help me ut and get me past that number so i dont end up sitting on it.....lol...silly i know but id appreciate all the help...or i will have to refuse to look at BT and that is no bueno I will also be returning hearts OF COURSE!
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm late (as usual), but here's a heart to speed you on your way to 800! see post
1000 hearts!!!!
I'm SO excited!! I reached 1000 hearts today!! I've been looking forward to this milestone!! 
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Congrats!  Heres to 1000 more. see post