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Farewell BT!
Hi everyone!   Just wanted to share that after nearly 6 years working with Sephora I am saying my goodbye! I know many of you have messaged me, come to me for assistance and have become familiar faces but it is my time to move on!     Thank you for your great topics, advice and pictures you all so love to share! This has been so much fun getting to know you all and share your joys and woes! Thank you all for the heart parties and posts too.   As my PM's are now off, please reach out to Melissa, Zanna, Laura, Kevin, Nika or Randee if you have any issues or questions and I know they will be able to help!    I leave you with my favorite saying, "You can never have too much lipgloss."       
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You will be missed, Diana.  I hope you love whatever it is you are moving on to.  Good luck. see post
I want to be a makeup artist.
I am 13 and I'm about to be a freshman in high school. I have signed up for a cosmetology class for all four years and will double up classes for my junior and senior year so I can have a chance to get my license by graduation and be able to work as soon as get out of school. I expect it will be a lot of work, but  I think it will save a lot of time because even if I don't qualify for my license by then I wont have to take as many classes when I get out of school and I can focus more on college then, which is something else I would like to do when I get out of school, but my main focus is cosmetology. I have loved doing my own and other peoples make up and hair for as long as I can remember. It is my passion and something I would like to continue to do for the rest of my life. I have only one fear. What if I'm not successful? I know I should, but I don't have a "backup plan". Makeup is the only thing I want to do. Does anybody have any advise for helping me become successful in the cosmetology business? 
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BEAUTY GURU GennX / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
An option with potential to earn a bit of side cash in the near future - if you can put together a 'lookbook' of sorts showing makeup and hair looks you do with friends/... see post
Wasn't Impressed...
at all with this event...at least where i was at...I mean i spent 148.00 and with coupon it came to 119.00 (and still trying to figure out where that 119.00 is at in the items i bought)...   the fold over clutch has terrible samples in it...that nail polish color is a pea green color or maybe some other color..the buxom lipgloss is not a color for my dark skintone..why not throw in a mascara, some neutral eyeshadows...   the food was ok..nothing special...but when one is hungry anything tastes good..   had a contour done on me..only noticed it on my cheek area..   I don;t know I guess I expected more from this event..glad the coupon can be used many times over..so it comes in handy when i get paid again..
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Makeup Donating In Canada ?
Hey there,   I was wondering if anyone on here who happens to be from Toronto or in Canada has ever donated makeup they didn't want to an abused women's shelter ?. I really would like to do this as a nice gesture for those less fortunate. I  got a lot of lightly used and new products to unload !
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes! I'm in Burlington, and I donate to a place called the Shifra House. There are other options as well in toronto I'm sure. It's best to contact the shelter and see if... see post
Roomate rant. Feedback?
So I live with two roommates, one of which I don't know well. He's an international Chinese PHD student in computer science so we don't really hang out much but he just sent me some unexpected words when all I did was ask about lowering the thermostat. I posted the texts below--did my text even warrant that kind of attitude?   I'm a clean, communicative person and can't stand his habits of not recycling, not once helping with throwing out the garbage, not cleaning up after himself in the kitchen, not locking the door, and lack of communication with cranking up the heat but I been putting up with it and cleaning up after him because he's moving out this semester and the last time I tried to have an adult conversation with him, he got defensive/sarcastic and called me rude. My other roommate already told me he's a hard person to get along with but I still feel upset and angry that I have to live with someone like that for the next few months.       
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Also, sent you a pm. Hope it helps. see post
These are a few of my favorite things...about BT!
I have been away for a little while, and am starting to get back into the swing of things.It got me to thinking about why I like being here and what I missed! I love that we are a bunch of like-minded people, from all different walks of life but common things that draw us all together. I love that a person can come and go, but it always seems like coming back to a type of family that is always welcoming. I love that we can talk about our obsessions, ask questions, get advice, share our hoards and enable each other, or just talk about other random things. I love that the community is supportive of personal things going on, such as births, deaths, joys and trials.  I Love how we stick up for each other if any bad eggs come in and start trouble. I love the ideas and inspirations we get from the discussions and pictures.   It is just a fun place to be!   What are some of your favorite things about BT??    
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 I love that as sad as I am, I can log in for a few minutes and read this.  BT really is a happy place for me, and I love that it is the same "home" for so many other aw... see post
Help me pick a box!
I have FINALLY decided i want to sign up for a subscription box. BUt i don't know which one!!
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BEAUTY PRO spadersgirl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
One of the items I picked from BeautyArmy was expired. Instead of replacing it, refunding it, or even just apologizing, they told me it's still good to use 6 months AFTE... see post
Another rabbit hole...
Like I don't have enough obsessions in my life as it is; I purchased my first graphic novel today. It's not the one I originally set out to buy, but they didn't have the one I wanted in-store and I wanted something NOW, I didn't want to order it. I'll get it eventually. It is, of course, a Marvel story. This one is about Black Widow. I'm not real familiar with all of the characters, but I think I'll be able to follow along. 
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BEAUTY GURU Vaashtii / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Which novel do you suggest as a good starter novel for Captain Marvel? see post
SEPHORA FAVORITES
I NEED MORE SEPHORA FAVORITES COLLECTIONS, IM NOT A FAN OF THE HODGEPODGE ONES : (   LOVE THE LASH STASH AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONES THAT CONSIST MAINLY OF FOUNDATIONS OR EYESHADOWS (MAKEUP BASED).
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HALL OF FAMER FireSpinner / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
THERE'S A GIVE FEEDBACK BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN THAT YOU CAN USE TO LET SEPHORA KNOW.    But seriously, why all caps? -.-'' see post
Heart Party for beauty2sample
beauty2sample is our resident promo code sleuth! She is amazing and I wanted to start a heart party to show all of our appreciation for what she does! *Picture from OCC lip tar lips of the day
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HALL OF FAMER beauty2sample / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks, laynebr! see post
Simple Things We Take For Granted
I started thinking about this because this past week I've been having a lot of consternation with my vision.  I wear hard contacts and the pair I was wearing was 4-5 years old (they really are supposed to only last up to 2 years but I'm really bad at going in to the eye doctor) and basically they were so out of shape and scratched up that one lens ended up causing a tear in my eye.  It's a small tear so don't worry!  But I was out of commission from Friday till Wednesday.  I do have glasses which I wear but the lenses are ridiculously thick so I'm very embarrassed to wear them anywhere especially work.    Now that I finally got my new lenses and can see again I thought how amazing a thing it is to be able to see clearly.  I used to have to run to the bathroom all the time to rinse my contacts because my vision would get blurry.  Now I don't have to do that.  I can comfortably work all day.  I can't tell you how wonderful a feeling it is.   I think many of us don't take time out to really think about the simple things we are grateful for.  I know I don't.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I know I am late to this post but I really love this quote. It is so applicable to daily life. :)  see post
In seach of MY perfect purse...
I need some help finding a purse. I have been looking for something and I am not sure if it exists. Here are my wish list items: -structured, it doesn't have to be rigid, but I would like some structure to it -crossbody strap as well as shoulder handles -zip top -metal feet -not cloth -about 12 inches across -as many interior pockets as possible... -multiple sections would not make me sad -Priced up to $500   Anybody have a purse they love that meets all or most of these items? Any help would be fabulous! Thanks in advance!  
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BEAUTY BUFF kristennnkayyy / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi! I am not sure if you have found your perfect handbag yet, but I would like to recommend two for you! :) I love Vince Camuto and find the products to be excellent qua... see post
Beginning to think I have a problem...
So besides spending money on makeup...  I have a rather large t-shirt collection.   ...and I just ordered another one. My husband and I love looking at the shirt designs on Woot every day. This one was a definite win. I ordered it right away. (Plus it was only $7 with $5 shipping.) 
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HALL OF FAMER vegchililover78 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have a lot of band and Star Wars shirts. Lots of Pink Floyd... see post
Thoughts on Lime Crime at IMATS NYC?
I know Lime Crime are currently talk of the town with their "recent" (it happened months ago and no one was told...) security breach on their website, but what do you think about them making an appearance at the NYC IMATS? They're (apparetly) not appearing at the LA event, I'm not sure if that was due to them being turned away or simply just not attending. So, do you think they should be allowed to attend NYC IMATS after more of the companies/owners shady business practices and lack of customer compassion have come to light?   There is actually a petition to have them banned from the NYC dates here incase you feel strongly about the matter:
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HALL OF FAMER newandaddicted / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This may make me a horrible person, HOWEVER...MOST people who bought from her knew about her horrible attitude and shadiness, but STILL purchased from her.     Her hor... see post
Fitbit charge Hr who owns one
Hi, sorry this is not makeup related but does anybody own a Fitbit Charge HR? I am new to this. I would like to know how does it track dancing as a workout. does it track automatically? Thanks.
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GM releasing software that tattles on teen drivers
You’ve no doubt heard the annoying “ding” sound when you forget to buckle your seat belt. Well GM is taking things to a whole new level with its “Teen Driver” feature which is set to debut in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Parents can program the car to give visual or audible warnings when their teens exceed preset speed limits. The system will also turn off the radio and any connected devices until the driver and any passengers are buckled up. Finally the system will provide the parents with a report card of sorts mentioning any red flags like excessive speeds and instances where the antilock brakes were engaged. We can just imagine the eye rolling and groaning already. Auto news brought to you by nationalauto.agency   Source: wqad.com/2015/03/20/gm-to-make-cars-that-tell-pare nts-how-their-teen-was-driving/ Tags:  Teen Driver, Chevrolet Malibu, car insurance, auto insurance, car insurance quotes, auto insurance quotes
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Beautytalk PSA: Always Be Vigilant When Trading
Just a friendly reminder to those engaging in trades on BT to obtain the best results, always keep the following in mind:   1) If you are unsure of the condition of the items you want to trade for, always ask for a photo first to avoid disappointment 2) Keep the lines of communication open.  It's better to over-communicate a little, than to worry that someone has fallen off the map 3) Providing tracking #'s for your sent trade items saves everyone a lot of hassles and headaches 4) Be wary of trades that seem too good to be true 5) Don't be afraid to ask for references when trading with a new BT'er 6) Examine all trade items upon receipt and discuss any discrepancies with your trade partner promptly     Trading can be a lot of fun.  Just remember to be careful out there!  
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People!! I need some heart love!!
I am sitting at 1666 hearts right now. I am not a fan. I'm not particularly superstitious, but that number is not my favorite. Can someone help me out? THANKS!! 
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have a heart on me!  Saved you from the dreaded 1313, happy to help you over the evil #! see post
Surprise! I Hit Hall of Famer Status!
LOL I've been really spotty with my contributions due to traveling, but what a nice surprise when logging in to see that I made 400 hearts and thus Hall of Famer status.   Thanks for giving me hearts!
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HALL OF FAMER NailsForLife / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks very much!  :D see post
Local News tragedy
So I'm sure by now most of you have heard about the Mexican cartels and whatnot and where I live, it's near the border so we're bound to get bad people crossing here. Recently a man was found decapitated in South Padre Island.. all points that this may have been drug related. Not once in my life hear had I heard something so gruesome. Sure there have been news about other deaths but nothing like 'man found without a head' .. and mutilated chest. It just comes to show what the world is coming to. But for me, the worst part is that it's happening near where I live, it's scary. Not too long ago I went to this new Ross store opening that was a bit far from my house, to be honest in the section where you'd be closer to the boonies and find questionable people.. and I hurried to my car because there was a group of 5 guys walking behind me and I had a strange feeling about it, luckily I was 2 feet from reaching my car. But I can tell you this, they pretended like they were getting in the car next to me.    I wish I didn't have to live here.    If you want to know more about this decapitated man, you can google ' Edinburg man's headless body found on South Padre Island Edinburg man's headless body found on South Padre Island'.      I know some of you have come down to spend time down here or your families even, since SPI happens to be a tourist stop. So I beg you to be careful. If it were me planning to go there, I just wouldn't. I fear for everyone's safety. 
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yeah, since we live so close to the border (30 minutes if you go to reynosa), you never know who is crossing,  yesterday a girl in the same place south padre island fell... see post
Space NK 50 for 25 certificates. What did you buy?
I've been eyeing several Ren products and picked up the Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot. I've used other Ren products and have been happy with the brand so I hope I'm happy with this too. I have one question. I have one more certificate to redeem so I was on the website looking around and the Ren product I purchased yesterday does not show up anymore. Do they usually remove products from their site if OOS or just have it say OOS when you click on the item? This concerned me as this is my first time purchasing from this company and am hoping my order won't be cancelled. Any info is appreciated. Thanks! And let us BTer's know what you  picked up with your voucher!  
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HALL OF FAMER NancieNano / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you :) see post
Favorite YouTube beauty STAR⭐️Who is your favorite?
Hours of my life are spent watching several techniques and how-to's but my favorite star to watch is Desi Perkins! Take a look for yourself, her blending and contouring skills are amazing 😳. Who would you pick as your favorite? Another awesome artist is Kandee Johnson!
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Beauty Ecards Bahahaha
I love Ecards...   Saw this on FB and had to share!     Share some of your favorite ones.
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Pictures of your Furry or Scaly or Feathered Friends!
I just thought that this might be fun/adorable. Here's thread to post pictures of your furry or not so furry companions Here's my Albino cornsnake, Dante. Love him to bits ^_^  
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Your mom is pretty wise for the nutrient density in liver. Unless you're going super high end these days with animal food, you're getting corn corn by products and bypro... see post
How to gift another bt member
How would I go about getting a gift or gift card to someone from here on bt? I feel like this is something people do, but I want it to be a surprise. If anybody has any suggestions, please help me out. There is a lovely lady on here that could really use a little treat
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HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
O - that's a good idea - never thought of that! see post
Did the 21 days of beauty post disappear?
Did the 21 days of beauty post from "the other store" disappear? I can no longer find it. I know I was able to find it yesterday. I can't even find it in the search and I tried going back to my activity and its not showing up. I'm wondering if it got deleted. 
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HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was just looking for the thread as well... I had nothing on my list but now it seems I'm wanting things! I guess I was better off not knowing about it :/ see post
Vanity suggestions/idea help!
So this is the vanity that my boyfriend's parents got me for as part of my birthday presents last year  I'm not sure if i'm going to sand it down and stain it. Or sand it and paint. Or even what colour to go with for paint (or) stain. I'm also working on looking for containers that fit well in it, for a decent price. The drawer is wide but short. Slightly smaller then the diameter of a Tarte blush. It's finally happened... I'm dedicating a place makeup Any suggestions/ideas for it are welcome!  Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Plastic bins that are low could work..Dollar Store should have them.   If you have Marshall's etc, find out which day is their shipment comes in, items received vary b... see post
Where to sell swatched makeup you failed to return on time?
So I have a bunch of palletes and misc makeup that I have only ever swatched (mainly eye shadows) that I wanted to sell cheap. Ebay of course will not let you sell used makeup, although I suppose I could label it a tester. Anyways most of it I just got slack about returning, we were moving house and etc and I just could not be bothered, and it now just sits in my makeup drawer serving no one. Examples: Too Faced holiday palette (sugar and spice?) UD Vice 2, the Clinique Nutrcracker collection, a whole range of UD moondust eyeshadows. The list goes on lol. I have had to switch to mostly all natural stuff anyways, because I was having reactions to a lot of the stuff as well. I have MS and weird things seem to make it flair up. (Which makes no sense) Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
#themakeupexchange on Instagram seems like a good place as well. You just list your items, and add that hashtag…(I think) see post
Happy International Women's Day!!
I'm so grateful to have strong women in my life including my late grandmother, mom, sisters, cousins, more family and friends. I'm even more grateful to be in a society where, although things can get better, things are pretty decent for women and girls. Here's to all the supporters of women on BT!!!  
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Any interesting weekend purchases....?
So I was checking out Chelsea Market (NYC) yesterday and I saw these awesome eco-friendly organizer pouches and I literally wanted ALL of them! They had these funny sarcastic clever sayings on them and I stood there for like a half hour reading them all. In the end I ended up getting the 2 below. One for me and the "pretty" one for my friend who's about to turn 40. I figure it'd be a nice little ego-booster for her since women tend to freak out with these milestone birthdays (ugh!). The seller Pamela Barsky has an Etsy store so you can check out all the funny pouches available!   Anyone else buy something interesting over the weekend...beauty or non-beauty related?  
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