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Let me see your makeup?! Instagram
My absolute favorite thing to do on Instagram is to scroll through makeup looks!! I would love to follow any of you who do that kind of thing! I always can use some inspiration!! I also put up pics so if you are interested my name is destinybobestiny ! Look forward to seeing all the cool looks!
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That thing no one wants to talk about: weight / love your body
I've just gotten home from a quick trip to the doctor, and even though it was just to get some meds for a sore throat, I was dreading it for the same reason I always dread going to the doctor: I have to be weighed.   As usual, the number wasn't one I like. I've struggled with losing and accepting my weight for years. It's like there's this voice in the back of my head that's always telling me how fat I am, and how I'll never find love in a body like this. You know, the typical thing.   I'm really bad at turning to friends and family for help in this area, mostly because I feel like they don't understand. (I mean, how could my friend who complains about too many boys wanting to date her understand what it's like to be fat and unlovable? How could my sister in law, who works out  for fun understand my lack of motivation?)   So, I thought, maybe a support thread would be a good idea for all of us, because I know I'm not alone in this. Use this for whatever you feel the need. Whether you're looking for support on your weight loss/gain journey or you just want to spread a little love. Feel free to share you stories, good or bad, and maybe we can all help each other be a little more accepting of ourselves.
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I went grocery shopping with my Aunt while she was on WW and calculating points for things in Whole Foods was a pain. We were in there almost 3 hours.   In the end bot... see post
VANITY GIRL HOLLYWOOD
SO rare their makeup mirrors are on sale till feb 14th! code love 14
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Formula X The System To Go Review
**I wrote this a while back but it kept saying there was profanity so it took me a while to find the one word that was preventing this from getting posted.**   To be totally honest, I really wasn't expecting to actually LIKE Formula X, let alone develop a major crush. I thought that Formula X, being Sephora's in-house nail polish brand, would be equivalent to bad drugstore nail polish. And that I wouldn't waste money on such nonsense.   And then, courtesy of Sephora and Formula X and BeautyTalk, I received a mystery package. You guessed it, it was Formula X's The System To Go (with colour shade Alive).   I told myself I had to try it because I wanted to be on the anti-hype train. But the opposite sort of happened. For a Xmas mani, I decided on trying out The System with that VIB Rouge Formula X renewal shade from who even knows how long ago. So this review is about everything except the colour in this set.   Cleanse: I thought this could be better. The brush was way too small but perfectly sized in all the other bottles. I thought it was essentially nail polish remover. It strips the nail of oils so that your base coat sticks right onto your nails. I could use the bottle of crappy nail polish remover I have sitting around for this instead of spending 13$ on a little polish jar. For the price, I expect to have a large bottle of it. Even my favourite OPI remover costs less.   Prime: I actually really liked this. It applied very well to my nails and it dried quickly (and clear). It did a great job of prepping my nail for colour application. The colour caught on to the base really well and wasn't streaky. I'm still wearing my mani but I'm hoping my nails won't be stained when I remove it. I think I like this as much as I love my all-time favourite Essie base coat!!!   VIB Rouge renewal colour: So I haven't tried Alive, which came with my set. I went for red because I wanted to have a Xmas vibe going on. The polish applied really well and stuck right onto the base coat with no hassle. It was even pretty darn opaque with just one coat. With two, it was perfect. No streaky mess. No bubbling! Yay! I have to say I really really love the polish.   Shine: I usually have very bad experiences with top coats so I wasn't expecting much. I applied two coats just to be sure that it was indeed "fast-drying". Which it actually turned out to be so yay! I didn't wake up with smudges or blanket fluff on my nails!! It sealed in the colour quickly and dried quickly and thoroughly, which is what I need in a so-called fast drying top coat. Also, no bubbles, which is a huge plus. It didn't do any of that weird shrinking of the polish stuff when it dried. I have the perfect mani. My all-time favourite top coat is Essie's Good To Go and this is the first time that any top coat has even come close.   I did my nails around 5-6 days ago and I only have slight chipping on the very edge of the nails that isn't visible. My nails still look like I just did them, except for the little bit where my nail has grown out lol.   All in all, I quite enjoyed this set a lot more than I thought I would. For some reason, my mother and I just had this impression that Formula X would be awful and we were both so very impressed with the performance of these polishes that we might actually start buying them.   The only con is the price point. I can get polishes with the same quality for a lot less. Formula X ranges from 13-18 and I can get Essie for 8-9 and OPI for 10. I just don't think it's feasible unless they have a very unique colour that I can't find elsewhere. The high price is a turn-off for me.   As for this set, it could have been a bit cheaper but was still a decent price if you are like me and didn't want to take the full plunge into the sea of Formula X. If you have nothing to lose, get the full-size version of The System because you save a lot more $$$.
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Anyone know about onlinemakeupacademy.com?
I would like to take online mua courses, and this seems to look good. Has anyone heard of it/tried it?
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BEAUTY WHIZ liorak / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I kind of already am self taught, but because i haven't worked for the past 4 years due to an injury, I have no work references to apply to any job. So that's the main r... see post
Anyone know anything about LiveGlam.com?
First REAL job interview tips?
Hello ladies,   I recently just completed the course requirements for my bachelors degree. Today I got a call from a job that applied for and they want me to come in for an interview! Eeeeee!!!! I'm so excited and so scared (I REALLY want this job). I've only had a few interviews before and this is the first one I've had for a full time permanent position.   If any of you have some kind words of advice to help me prepare, I'd appreciate it very much! <3
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Dress appropriately for your interview according to what you applied for A firm handshake and a smile go a long way Remember to make eye contact Be positive and ... see post
Will I be judged for making a huge Sephora purchase in stores like $2000 worth?
HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Definitely split your order up. You might be 'judged' by an ill mannered sales associate and if you recall a few years ago there was a lot of judgement and criticism ove... see post
Support and Advice Needed
When you’ve been strong for too long and need some support and advice, I’ve found that third party sources from a trusted community is one of the easiest and best ways to receive that.   As some of you know, in October last year I got engaged to my boyfriend of three years.  Last night was the conclusion to a steep decline in our relationship. Last year, he became very depressed and had a psychotic episode to which we got him help for. He was admitted to the psychiatric hospital for about two week which seemed to ground him and bring him back to the man I fell in love with.  The root of this cause was alcohol and very low self-esteem. Though he was on the upswing for about a week, there was a rapid decline in his mood. He has developed an aggression toward me which has made me feel very unsafe to be alone with him. He was advised by a doctor to avoid alcohol at all costs while on this medication as the side effects are severe. Over the past few weeks he has lied to be about his whereabouts and I found out that he was going to bars alone and drinking (and driving). Last night we had an explosive argument and decided to call it quits. I thought I would be more angry than sad at this point, but I just can’t believe that he would choose something like alcohol over someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with. It is heart wrenching to see someone who is generally so loving and caring transform into an aggressive, angry, violent man.   The next few months are going to be extremely difficult. We bought a pre-construction home in Oakville together and now have to begin the painful process of parting ways.   I’m only one person and there is only so much I can take. I’m not looking for attention, just a way to openly vent about the situation. Thanks for listening.
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BEAUTY GURU samls324 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'm sorry you have to go through this. I had a friend who went through the exact same situation. It will get better, slowly but surly. I wish you the best and hope y get... see post
💗💗💗 Heart Party for TopazBeth 💗💗💗
Let's show our pixie-wearing, question answering, humorous posting, What-are-you-wearing-today contributing BTer, TopazBeth some heart love!
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HALL OF FAMER jen143xo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay topazbeth!! You are very sweet and helpful! Love your make up of the day photos in waywt thread! 💞💗❤️💘💖😍 see post
Can we talk wigs? to
I have wanted to dye my hair purple since I was in middle school (started 6th grade in 2005) first I wanted a plum purple but for the last 6 or so years I have wanted lilac. And now I am also wanting to go for a dark sapphire blue. The thing is I am too much of a scaredy cat, I have never done anything to my hair. I love my natural colors, and I really need to work on nursing it back to health from too much hot tools.   I have been thinking about getting a wig or two and dying it/them. Where should I start? I do most of my shopping online, so if I could get a wig online, that would be ideal. I know I need human hair to be able to dye it (plus that looks better) and I would really like one relatively close to my length. I have pretty long hair, it goes down to my belly button.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For reference, just looking up stuff on eBay, I plugged in and sifted through options with:   -Purple -Human hair wig -US -Long   The longest available was a lace... see post
1015 Hearts and counting...
Thanks for all the hearts. It's neat how I realized BT was a 'thing' only a few months ago and now I'm completely addicted. Lately I haven't been so involved due to personal things but thanks so much for all the hearts and making me feel so welcome and involved in the community! I really love BT for discussing makeup, beauty, and everything in-between. It's so cool. Just wanted to say thanks and it's nice to know there is a community where people can ask questions and not feel 'dumb' nor feel excluded....<3 Cheers!!! 
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HALL OF FAMER laketom / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agree jesscheems!!! see post
Makeup goals for 2016
Hello, people!   With 2016 already being a fact, what are your personal makeup goals for this year? Experimenting with techniques you haven't tried out yet or maybe giving a go to a new product?   Share your thoughts here!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Love this! This year, I'm all about the radiance of my skin. I have naturally dry skin and love the dewy look so I'm going to continue experimenting with luminizers and ... see post
Hey glasses beauties!
Hi BTers with glasses I have a question, my prescription is gonna be renewed soon so that means new glasses, any recommendations for glasses types that don't hide or even enhance your makeup looks? are there any shapes/colors/materials you've found work well with your varied makeup looks or any that didn't work at all? Personal stories and pic are definitely welcome. Thanx for any help you can provide!
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BEAUTY GURU Crazy4Sephora1 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I think the metallic colors (gold/silver) are a good suggestion. Another tip I heard was to go with a frame that is the same color as your hair or eyes. You will know th... see post
live glam discounts?
Does anyone have any thoughts on this program? It's an online program costing around $300 to become makeup artist certified with famous online coaches like iluvsarahii and patrickstarrr.    The part that tempts me are all the pro discounts they say you can get afterward:   anastasia, becca, bobbi brown, cover fx, giorgio armani, illamasqua, koh gen do, laura mercier, mac, make up for ever, nars, tarte, urban decay, ysl, etc.   which are between 10%-50% off.    Anybody have any experience about this or know if its worth the money?   Thanks!         
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BEAUTY BUFF kay634 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thank you so much for that info! I definitely will look into other options!  see post
What are the benefits of buys Sephora cosmetics rather than drug store brands such as Maybeline?
I'm doing a project for a school subject about statistics and i need to know what the benefits of buying a designer brand such as Sephora is better than buying drug store brand makeup and how it's worth the money that it's being sold for.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In your example of Maybeline, they are owned by L'Oréal who also owns Nyx, Lancome, UD, YSL etc.   The mother company is providing different price points, in both dr... see post
World;s Most Hilarious Airport Security Issue
So, recently (as in 2 days ago) I packed my liquid like a pro, but I still got pulled over for a complete carryon check (purse and suitcase.) The offenders? Rouge G lipsticks. Apparently too heavy, and have a menacing shape Seriously LOL, UP NOTE - got through after the agent realized the whole automatic mirror thing is brilliant, not threatening. In fact, she loved it so much, she showed everyone in the (small) airport  how genius it really is. Except for the part of triggering a potential international situation. LOL!!!!!   Anyway, what's your hilarious airport security holdup?
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow, I'm shocked she wasn't wearing gloves.   Her own fault. see post
Makeupobesessed has 5000 hearts
She's been helping BTers for a long time! Every time she posts, she is always friendly and lovely. I adore her. If you love her as much as I do, drop by and tell her.      
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Spring vacation must-haves
Hi all! Hope you babes are having a wonderful New Year!! So I am taking my first vacation in several years (read: 8) and am super excited! In late April I'll be leaving for Gatlinburg, TN. So far, I know I'm packing my shampoo/conditioner and sunscreen, but that's about it. I need a super quick/easy hair and makeup look I can pull off  before I leave the hotel without looking too shabby (think model-off-duty). I'm naturally fair skinned (but will be tanning before I leave) and my hair isn't not straight but it's not wavy so it's hard to wear natural. (I'm thinking about trying Bumble & Bumble Don't Blow It Styler). What do you lovelies recommend? Also, any packing tips or other vacation hacks will be greatly appreciated
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BEAUTY WHIZ Cecilia08 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
For packing tips, pack clothes that can either be re-worn (evening first so it isn't gross, then daytime) or that have multiple uses (hoodie for over a shirt or as a shi... see post
Thank you Sephora!
Thank you Sephora for getting me those missed point perk gifts!  I know there have been true complaints on customer service, but you really came through for what I had planned to call and didn't have to in the end  (my December's and one November's ((or October's?)) hadn't shown up until today) .  Spending points can be a tough decision and using them for a year of the 500 point perks packages made me indecisive.  I got everything I was promised, so thank you!   P.S.  On my bucket list is to travel to N.Y.C. just to go to Bite Beauty's store and make a lipstick.  Please have more of Bite Beauty point perks.  I could die and go to heaven!    Sincerely, Katelyn011
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Katelyn011,   We're happy to help! I'm so glad you were able to get your issue resolved. Please feel free to reach out if you need anything else. see post
sephora wishes!
Here's a question just for fun, if you had one sephora related wish (like for a discontinued item to be brought back, a feature to be added to the rewards program, for sephora to start carrying a certain line/brand, or ect...) what would it be and why?
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BEAUTY WHIZ Hydd / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
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Happy New Year!!!
With just a few hours left in the year, I would like to say thank you to those BTers that continue to inspire me, and for those that take the time to share their knowledge, experiences and other helpful information with all of us.   Thank you for another wonderful year and here's to 2016!!!   Cheers!! Love Bee <3  
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HALL OF FAMER jen143xo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy New Year to you too Bee! And everyone! :D see post
Positive Shopping Experiences
So, I posted a pet peeve yesterday about a shopping experience.  I usually like to balance my negative stuff with positive, so I don't feel quite as guilty.  (My capacity for guilt is legendary.)     Anywho, I thought it might be nice to make a thread where we can post about shopping experiences that wowed us no matter where they happened.     While my most recent positive experience was with Julep (mentioned elsewhere on BT), my absolute best shopping experience was with Kiyonna.  Kiyonna makes really cute clothing that is actually cut to be flattering to plus size women.   They make a lot of styles with three quarter length sleeves. Since I'm short with proportionally shorter arms, I especially appreciate three quarter length sleeves. They're not too long and hide my upper arms, which I'm terribly self conscious about. I wrote them a note thanking them for making so many flattering, workable styles, and they sent me a free top in my size with a note wishing me a more confident next year.  Such a wonderful company!    What are some of your positive customer service experiences?
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BEAUTY WHIZ Cecilia08 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
While this isn't related to shopping, it is related to customer service. When I was out to eat, I told the waitress that I didn't want tomato on my sandwich (I think tom... see post
Does Sephora hold onto products and put them on the sale page years later?
Just curious. Sometimes I see brand new products on the sale page and other times it seems there are super old products that you can't find anywhere else...Are these products held onto in the warehouse and then put on the sale page to lure us consumers in?
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes.  Also, a lot of YTers get sent free products from brands so I have a hard time taking their word at face value.  It's so annoying because all of a sudden they'll al... see post
Tagging People
I just received an email stating that I'd been tagged in a post!  I was super excited because it's about time BT had that feature.  (Am I way behind on this?  Has it been going on for months and I just never knew?)  Anywho, I'm going to tag people just for the heck of it.   @sparklekai @mariahk83 @ghkim @mafan @killahbabe @roxystar4 @jellybean917  
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KatieBT HOSTESS / HOSTESS HOSTESS / replied
Excuse me, @kalex :)  see post
Merry Christmas, BT!!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope it's a great one for you!!!! 
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Last Minute Guesses for Whats Under Your Tree?
So only a couple of days until the big reveal! What are your guesses for whats under your tree?   I'm honestly very stumped this year, as I didn't think of anything to ask for!, and the shapes are nondescript. I'm hoping for some makeup (obviously lol) maybe a sephora gift card, and things for my horse. What about you?   Happy Holidays to Everyone! <3
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The last few years my family has really gotten not lazy but something else about shopping for presents. I'm not sure how to explain it, but we live in a small town and t... see post
Boxing Day 2015 in Canada
Okay Canadians what's going on for boxing day? Any deals out there we should know of? Anything exciting? ? Post away ...hopefully there will be some great deals to post!   And since we have had Black Friday in Canada does the US get boxing day or nah?
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Korean Beauty/Skincare
I thought I'd make this thread to touch up on Korean skincare and beauty related things.  The Korean Skincare Routine is as follows (added spoilers for details) -Double Cleansing  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oil Cleanser (first) use this time to give yourself a mini facial massage then a water based cleanser to remove the oil and the grime not taken care of the oil cleansing Oil Cleanser (first) use this time to give yourself a mini facial massagethen a water based cleanser to remove the oil and the grime not taken care of the oil cleansing Exfoliators Spoiler (Highlight to read) for mechanical exfoliators, avoid walnut and apricot ones as they can create small tears in your skin. Sugar, jojoba beads, and oatmeal are gentler on the skin. good for normal to combination skin. chemical ones can go deeper to break down dead skin cells. for mechanical exfoliators, avoid walnut and apricot ones as they can create small tears in your skin. Sugar, jojoba beads, and oatmeal are gentler on the skin. good for normal to combination skin.chemical ones can go deeper to break down dead skin cells. Facial Oils Spoiler (Highlight to read) you can use these after exfoliating or toning. these can be used if your skin is feeling too dry and flakey. not for the more oily skin types you can use these after exfoliating or toning. these can be used if your skin is feeling too dry and flakey. not for the more oily skin types Toner Spoiler (Highlight to read) can restore pH and/or hydrate and fortify the skin. they prep your skin for the other products to come after. helps your skin absorb the heavier products better. avoid alcohol or witch hazel because they can dry out your skin. (cetyl or stearyl alcohol are beneficial)   can restore pH and/or hydrate and fortify the skin. they prep your skin for the other products to come after. helps your skin absorb the heavier products better. avoid alcohol or witch hazel because they can dry out your skin. (cetyl or stearyl alcohol are beneficial)   Face Mask Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sheet masks are popular in Korea as they are usually inexpesive and fun to use. TIP: popping them in the fridge before using them for a cooling treatment when its hot or humid.  Sheet masks are popular in Korea as they are usually inexpesive and fun to use. TIP: popping them in the fridge before using them for a cooling treatment when its hot or humid.  Essence Spoiler (Highlight to read) Usually believed to be the heart of the skincare regime  usually thinner and watery than serums and ampoules but also help hydrate, brighten, reduce visibility of wrinkles, firm, and even out the skin tone. pat over entire face. Usually believed to be the heart of the skincare regime usually thinner and watery than serums and ampoules but also help hydrate, brighten, reduce visibility of wrinkles, firm, and even out the skin tone. pat over entire face. Ampoules, Serums, and Boosters Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) They are typically the same thing and the difference between them are usually blurred. Generally thicker in consistency and more potent its used more as a target treatment.   They are typically the same thing and the difference between them are usually blurred. Generally thicker in consistency and more potent its used more as a target treatment.   Emulsions Spoiler (Highlight to read) an oil and water solution that is mixable. usually its a light moisturizer with droplets of oil. its so light that oily and combination skins are recommended to use it. an oil and water solution that is mixable. usually its a light moisturizer with droplets of oil. its so light that oily and combination skins are recommended to use it. Lotions  Spoiler (Highlight to read) used in between moisturizer. heavier than an emulsion and lighter than a cream. it should be suitable for every skin type used in between moisturizer. heavier than an emulsion and lighter than a cream. it should be suitable for every skin type Cream Spoiler (Highlight to read) more oil than water, richer and thicker. locks in moisture and nourishes the skin while sleeping so more suitable for night use. good for dry and aging skin types. more oil than water, richer and thicker. locks in moisture and nourishes the skin while sleeping so more suitable for night use. good for dry and aging skin types. Gel Cream Spoiler (Highlight to read) water based and lightweight. minimized clogged pores, better for oilier skin prone to breaking out and acne. absorb quickly water based and lightweight. minimized clogged pores, better for oilier skin prone to breaking out and acne. absorb quickly Sleeping Packs Spoiler (Highlight to read) usually called sleeping mask. not the cloth mask but a product used (usually in place of your night cream) at night while you sleep. gets slowly absorbs during the night while your body repairs itself. (10 pm to 4 am) usually called sleeping mask. not the cloth mask but a product used (usually in place of your night cream) at night while you sleep. gets slowly absorbs during the night while your body repairs itself. (10 pm to 4 am)   As for beauty/skincare, do any trends or products you like that you want to recommend? I like the Chosungah 22 lip tint and gloss duo. The tint is really pigmented and its a more gel consistency. 
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Eos lip balm. Don't want going to waste!
  Hi guys! I bought a pack of Eos lip balm today when I went to Costco with my parents.    I bought them them out of impulse because people rave about Eos but I already have a million other lip balms at home that will last me for the next 5 years. I thought they'd be cute to have in my car but I ended up not really liking the smell enough to want to keep them but I also don't want to throw them away because they are brand new and have never been used. Not even to try them out on my lips.    I would return them however I already opened up the packaging and knowing retail they'll probably throw it away bc the packaging was open. I know a lot of people like Eos balms so I was wondering if any of you guys would want to buy it off of me or do a trade or maybe give away for free.    Delete if this isn't allowed but I figured I'd ask since I don't want these to go to waste!    Thanks guys! 
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HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I may want to trade..will message you see post