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What's on your plate?
Hello there, ladies and gents!   Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask:   "What's on your plate?"   The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween!   For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet.   Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water.   For lunch today, I had:   -Brown rice -Steamed egg -Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper -Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens)   Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have?
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is my last Polenta Friday until fall. I made plain polenta but tried substituting the parmesan cheese with ground flaxseed; the result was just as yummy but perhaps... see post
Rainy Days
So I feel like doing my makeup, but it's raining so I don't think I'll be going out. That's not the point of this status though.   What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day?   Mine goes from classical music, to the beatles, and of course - David Bowie!        Edited to include the picture I took the other day. 
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What is up with all the Men fragrance samples in the checkout?
Is anybody else getting slightly annoyed with all the men fragrances at the online checkout? Right now 7 of the 12 sample options are men fragrances!?!? Why?   I know it is a free thing, a gift etc. But I am still a little annoyed atm and I figured you would understand. 
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BEAUTY BOSS aydasu / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I used to do that when I was in high school :) Now I really like feminine fragrances. It is amazing how we change over the years. :D Much love Shadetertiary and thanks f... see post
My new kitty
A while back I had made a look using the colors of the stray cat that took shelter in my home, I've fed and given her water ever since. This is the second time she's had kittens, unfortunately the last litter didn't survive and from what I know she only had two this time but only one has made it to the barely opening eyes stage. She had them on July 1st. I haven't named the kitty yet, but here's a picture of his(I'm thinking it's a he) cuteness.  Taken today.    It's been 2 months and 7 days since little neko was born. Here is his updated picture, he posed for it. He posed a lot.     
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BEAUTY MASTER TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Good signs, yay Neko! :D see post
Successful Trades or TSB Experiences!
Come and let everyone know if you've done a trade with someone or they've been an awesome TSB contributor! Let's give kudos to our BT BFFs!    So a post could be one persons feedback on another, how a trade went, did they ship quickly, etc. and others could reply if they dealt with the same person and how their trade went.
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BEAUTY MASTER TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It was a pleasure, can't wait for the next time! <3 Thank you! see post
What companies have you gotten samples from?
I just wanna ask what companies give out free samples when you contact them. I only know of Mario Badescu and L'occitane.   Who doesn't love free samples anyway?
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BEAUTY BUFF SimplyYulz / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
weird,  L'Occitane just replied to me and send they will send me some see post
I'm (kinda) back!!
I've been away for too long! But let me show and tell you all what I've been up to.    I was the makeup artist for my first student film!  So far, I did 4 test shoots to build my portfolio (I'll post pictures down below) Building my website - andyhtrieu(dot)com Designed/bought my business cards Kit building/condensing - seriously so stressful because there are TOO MANY choices! It's  almost complete. But I still need more eyeshadows lol. Here are some pictures! Student film crew   First test shoot and first time doing men's grooming   My most recent test shoot and my FAVORITE picture ever   Kit condensing lol. I'm so happy with this.   Second test shoot back in December   Behind the scenes <3   Potential bride!!!   Christmas glam on my sister   And the best day ever     
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BEAUTY BOSS vegchililover78 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
How exciting! Congrats, you've accomplished so much! see post
Rant - BF force his video games on me
Girls, i hope this is the right place to talk to you all. I really need advice on this and i'm too scared to ask in other place cause of the treatment that some of the OPs get after they shared the story.   Me and my bf have been in a relationship for almost 2 years now, we're both in our mid 20's. I'm a nerdy geeky girls and im really into gaming (mostly online/ps3/3ds). However, i also have a life outside that and ofc i have a huge interest with makeup. On the other hand, my bf is that so called hardcore gamer, basically he;s quite intense when he play games and that sort of makes me avoid playing games cause watching him play is a huge turnoff.   He changed his game way too often, so when i'm just about to like playing a particular game he already moved on to a new one. I cant even play or do the things that i like cause he wants to do everything together, and that equals games that he likes. However there's this particular game that he likes to play so much but it really really is not the kind of game that i like. Basically if i tried to play that with him to make him happy, and i didn't really do a good job at it, he'll yell at me and give me a game 101 on how to be better at it, but it's just way too intense and i just cant take it. He's really scary when he play games and gosh you can say that i'm literally scared for my life everytime he ask me to play that particular game cause not only i'm scared of every single aspect of that game, i'm also got traumatized by it because of all the yelling, wall punching and door slamming after i refused to play it with him/ suck at playing it. There's more to this story than what i'm comfortable in sharing but this is quite an abusive relationship and i'm scared to leave.   Long story short we had a few huge fight in the past because of this, and i stated to him that i hate this game, and recently we had this ridiculous fight and i almost broke up with him but i didn't cause i thought that we should try to mend things up. But just now he sort of ask me if i can play this game again with him (they are releasing the newer updated version of this game) and i just don't know how to respond to that (we just made up from a huge fight a few days ago and he practically knows that i hate that game but he still ask me about it). How should i tell him that i really don't want to play that game but in a way that won't raise any conflict or trigger his anger? I'm really exhausted from all the fighting and i seriously have no clue why can't he just let it go. Please let me know what you think girls, i'm really sorry for long post and broken grammars, but this is quite a big deal for me and i have a huge trust in you all. thanks        
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
" He's really scary" "i'm literally scared for my life" "traumatized by it because of all the yelling, wall punching and door slamming" " this is quite an abusi... see post
The Canadian Peeps!
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers.  A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc.   I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board.   I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow.    - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time.   EDITED:   Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order.  5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$.  I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON   Tarte now ships to Canada!    
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BEAUTY WHIZ greenteafueled / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I do, only since December though. I have mixed feelings about it... December was great, but in January they sent me stuff that someone twice my age would use. High end b... see post
List of Successful Traders! January 2015
Hey everyone, I updated the list of successful traders. Please post here if you have a successful trade with someone. I will also check with the other Topic and keep this list updated weekly!   Once a person has 5 successful trades I will bold their name, and no longer keep track of successful trades.   Link to the other discussion: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387   Bold = 5 or more vouchers    1/29/15   AllieCat99 Anb0906 AnneMCC x 4 Annypoo Aparrish Arclightlux x 2 Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Beautytester Beeberz x 2 Beehavnbeauty Beethousand Bfuller x 4 BrennaBombshell Brittieee Butterblume Buxombabe80 x 3 CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Carrierose Chaotika573 x 2 Chelsss x 2 chlotam Chupi Clarks18 x 2 Cpeezy CuriousCannibal Daeidre x 2 Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Dannyc DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 Enableme x 3 emmy89 Erendira EvangelineDemon Evno Firespinner Garnett Ghkim Gogreyhound guzelkiz x 2 Gwenhwyfar x 3 hackneyfl happygen harlequinginger heartsmyface Heatherbee x 2 Hipquest Hypnoticpoise IllegallyBlonde x 2 Ilovebears Inkstainedmeg Ireneh Itscarin Itsjaimiehere Ivyxoxo JaimeLove Jellybean917 x 2 jenfromnyc Jenjendoitagain Jenji Jenpred JesiBeads JessicaClara Jessyiniowa JiMii2006 Joannimation x 2 Jojobe Juicytulip x 3 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Kateye7 x 4 KatelovesYSL x 2 Katty2323 KayyLynn x 2 Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm KrissyLuvzU x 3 kristiewin Ladymeag Ladysybil x 3 Linda711 x 2 Ljp93 LKUHLE Leopardprint Lylysa Mafan Makeupobsessed Makeuptalk Malday Maltipoo66 Manniface Mariahk83 Meagboho MegEm Melde x 4 michelleshops Minibux Missey1973 x 2 Missie772 MK89 MlleCC MochaPJ x 3 Mollybb x 4 Mommyto4 x 2 Monikay MPolansky Mrsbaine x2 MyChoi x 4 mymymack Nebel Newandaddicted Nicrohr Nightknight Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 4 Notcreative Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Person11 Pipsqueek1582 Pixyfaygo x 2 PlantGarden x 2 Plm95 x2 Poshified Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Rebbbeccaa Redwagon44 Rhiannon1419 x 4 Rikkie Riseandgrind Roxystar4 Sangova x 3 Sbowden x 2 Sdbeautyjunkie1 ShannonAlexis x 3 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 3 Sn22 Sp2001 Spacesuit SPAGS2332 x 2 Spoiledbrat Sschulte1014 x 4 Stephanielyn x 2 Sugarkenzie SuzeAlex SydBristow talinder Teresaanne92 thesocialquota Tigrelili Trishalyn Unblownkisses Vanillammm x 3 Vegchililover78 x 2 Veronika23 Violalea x 3 Viviene23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways Zpsid91 x 2
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HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm so sorry for the confusion! This one will keep a complete list of traders and will be maintained and updated regularly :)   You can also post experiences (good or ... see post
Not Even The End of January...
It's not even the end of January and I have already qualified for Rouge and Ulta Platinum until the end of 2016. All I can say is..   YIKES!!!
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's right girl! Live up to your screen name!! You are my hero. see post
Everyone please read! Bell Let's Talk Day
Hey everyone!   Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. Bell will donate 5 cents towards mental health awareness, care and access, and programs for every time someone tweets using #BellLetsTalk.   This is huge, and I hope everyone tweets at least once today. You could be helping a family or friend gain access to help and end the stigma.   Thanks for reading and taking the time to make a difference!
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BEAUTY MAVEN pek89 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I haven't used my Twitter in a few years, but I'll break it out today for this great cause.  see post
The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty
Musings of a muse posted about this game on her blog and I thought it would be a fun thing for us to do together! Also because we've just entered a new year, it might help us look at our collections and habits a bit more critically. Please join me, I'd love to see all of your answers!   Greed : What’s your most expensive beauty item?   Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with? Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection? Sloth: What product do you neglect the most due to laziness? Pride: What product gives you the most confidence? Lust: Which item is top of your beauty wish list? Envy: Which makeup product/look is great on others but not on you?
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BEAUTY MASTER sammiebaby / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I'm gonna try that out!  Eye shadow is way easier to clean off if I mess it up.  Those lippies though have made me fall in love!  I actually was able to pick up Lolita, ... see post
dior diva rewards
hey ladies, have you heard about this super awesome program by Dior. i think more companies should have this kind of reward system for their loyal customers (hello Chanel and YSL, I'm looking at you).     What is the Dior Diva program? Every dollar spent on a Dior Beauty product equals 1 Diva Point. Once you reach the desired point level you send your original receipts and the redemption form in to the address provided on the form. Note: sales tax isn’t included towards points and all points sent in must be within a 12 month period. Currently there are five levels to the program. (When it first started there were only three levels!):   ■Adorable Diva (100 points) – you’ll receive deluxe travel sizes of Dior best sellers in a mini Dior shopping bag.   ■Fashionista Diva (250 points) – you’ll receive the Little Dictionary of Fashion written by Christian Dior plus three deluxe minis for your handbag.   ■Charming Diva (500 points) – you’ll receive a Dior charm bracelet packaged in a Dior couture box plus a deluxe Miss Dior Cherie miniature.   ■Divine Divas (1000 points) – you’ll receive a couture inspired black makeup pouch finished with a little shimmer and shine and full sizes of Serum de Rouge in Rosewood Serum, Diorshow Browstyler, Diorshow Extase Mascara and a travel size One Essential.   ■Lady Diva (2500 points) – you’ll receive a Dior Brush Set complete with Foundation, Blush, Eyeshadow, Brow and Lip brushes nestled in a black D-charm pouch and packaged in a Dior couture box. Also includes a full sized One Essential and Diorshow Lash Maximizer.   ■Diamond Diva (5000 points) – you’ll receive a Dior Couture Accessory complete with deluxe minatures for touch-ups: Diorshow Extase Mascara, 5-Couleur Eyeshadow in Stylish Move and Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge Blossom.   I can only dream of reaching Diamond Diva. lol.     Cza
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BEAUTY SAVANT dioradict / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Hello ladies,   I just printed my redemption form and this is what I see. I am disappointed that they changed the 1000$ reward to something else  :( I think the 500 p... see post
What are you reading ?
I am a book lover! I would rather read than do anything else! So just outta curiosity, What are you ladies (and gentleman)  reading? What's your favorite genre?     I just finished Blood Vivicani by Beckett  And I am starting a reread of The song of Ice and Fire (the game of thrones series)   My favorite genre by far is horror and Fantasy.
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BEAUTY MAVEN lana00 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I LOVE to read, but as a grad student I never have the time anymore (academically constipated journal articles don't count), so I've started listening to books in the... see post
The Recipe Thread
So with the Transformation thread being resurfaced and all the talk about eating healthy and making home-cooked meals,  I thought that we could share some recipes with each other! I know there are a few floating around in lylysa's What's On Your Plate thread but I thought we could drop them in one place   I used to love looking up new recipes for meals to make with my (ex) SO and haven't been doing that lately, but I'd really like to get back into cooking. I know quite a few of you are vegetarian/vegan and I'd love to see your recipes as well!   I'll start off with a really simple one. This is a super easy salad dressing recipe that I found not too long ago that tastes great and seems pretty healthy.       Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing   3 tablespoons whole grain mustard 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons vinegar (white wine, apple cider, red wine, or coconut) salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste       *Transformation thread  Rouge Only  ( http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB-ROUGE/Transfor mation-Support-Thread-Rouge-Only/td-p/1136805 )   *What's On Your Plate thread ( http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/What-s-o n-your-plate/m-p/430729/highlight/true#M10719 )
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mmmmm healthy chocolate. Reminds me of a chocolate "cake" my trainer made out of mashed garbanzo beans and cocoa powder see post
Drink of the day: What's in your cup??
Now that the weather is getting colder (in most places) more of us are switching to hot tea, coco, etc. So lets share - who is drinking what (from teas, to coffees to even wines, etc), post a pic if you would like ; other wise just specify the name of your beverage  and continue to enjoy it     My husband woke me up with a hot tea  for breakfast. It was Green Mint Tea - now I feel refreshed, awake but still not ready for this day !!!    
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BEAUTY MASTER TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
We just got our Peets Sumatra Batak, have been enjoying it for a week. Can't tell a difference between the normal beans and peaberry ones. So I guess I'm not snobbish en... see post
LIST of the Successful Traders or TB
UPDATE!!!   Please check if the person you are posting about already has status. Once they have that I no longer add them up. This will help keep the thread clearer, and to be honest make this job easier for me. Thank you!!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387   = 5 or more vouchers    AllieCat99 Anb0906 AnneMCC x2 Annypoo Aparrish Arclightlux x2 Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Beautytester Beeberz x 2 Beehavnbeauty x2 Beethousand Bfuller x 4 BrennabOMBSHELL Brittieee Butterblume Buxombabe80 x2 CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Carrierose Chelsss Chlotam Chupi Clarks18 x 2 Cpeezy Daeidre x 2 Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Dannyc DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 Emmy89 Enableme Erendira Evno Firespinner Garnett Ghkim Guzelkiz Gwenhwyfar     Hackneyfl Happygen Harlequinginger Hearsmyface Heatherbee x4 Hipquest Hypnoticpoise IllegallyBlonde x 2 Ilovebears Inkstainedmeg Ireneh Itscarin Itsjaimiehere Ivyxox x4 JaimeLove Jellybean917 x 2 JenfromNYC Jenjendoitagain Jenji Jenpred JesiBeads Jessyiniowa Jimii2006 Joannimation x2 Jojobe Juicytulip x 3 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Kateye7 x3 Katty2323 KayyLynn x 2 Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm KrissyLuvzU Kristiewin Ladymeag Ladysybil x 3 Linda711 x 2 Ljp93 LKUHLE Leopardprint Lylysa Mafan Makeupobessed x3 Makeuptalk Maladay Maltipoo66 Manniface Mariahk83 Meagboho MegEm Melde x 4 Missey1973 x2 MK89 MlleCC Mochapj x2 MollyBB Mollybb x 4 Mommyto4 Monikay MPolansky Mrsbaine x2 MyChoi x 4 Mymymack Nebel Newandaddicted Nicrohr Nightknight Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 4 Notcreative x3 Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Person11 Pipsqueek1582 Pixyfaygo x 2 PlantGarden x 2 Plm95 x2 Poshified Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Rebbbeccaa Rhiannon1419 x2 Rikkie Riseandgrind Roxystar4 Sangova x 3 Sbowden x 2 sdbeautyjunkie1 ShannonAlexis x2 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 2 Sp2001 Spacesuit SPAGS2332 x2 Spoiledbrat Sschulte1014 x 4 Stephanilynn SuzeAlex SydBristow Talinder Teresaanne92 Thesocialquota Tigrelili Trishalyn x2 Vanillammm x 3 Vegchililover78 x2 Veronika23 Vioalea x3 Viviene23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways Zpsid91
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just had a very successful trade with sn22! Highly recommended! see post
Warm wishesg out
Sending out warm wishes and thoughts to all the BTers in the path of the giant snow storm.  Hope you have a chance to get out for the essentials before it gets too bad.  Stay safe.
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BEAUTY MASTER ragdoll4mom / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Poor fellow!  I hope he is able to find something open where he can get some cold weather gear.  The good news is that it didn't get as bad as they were predicting in NY... see post
2014 Sephora Secret Santa
This will be US only.   I had a lot of fun [in a stressful kind of way I suppose] last year and wanted to see if anyone would be interested in doing this again!     ❤❤ The Rundown   ❤  Same as last year, we will be using elfster do conduct the exchange. It's very easy, convenient, does a random draw, lets you make a wishlist, and allows for the asking of anonymous questions so you don't have to wonder 'will they hate this color or not...'.     You will have to add your address to elfster, but no one will see it except for the person who is your santa.    Let me know you are interested and I will message you the group URL.   ❤❤ Gifting Rules   ❤  The minimum is $35 and there is no max. Now note, it doesn't have to be a single item that is $35. It can be multiple items from off of the persons wishlist that total up to be $35.   ❤ Feel free to add random goodies to your box to make it more personal, not a requirement, but just throwing it out there that you can.     ❤❤ Deadlines   ❤ To Sign Up: November 4th. Names will be drawn on November 5th and elfster will send you an email with who you got. ❤ To Send Gift: December 12th. Gifts will need to be sent by or on this date.     If you have any questions feel free to post them here or shoot me a PM.   Thanks everyone! Looking foreword to it. 
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
After reading this thread, I'm so tempted to do it now even though it's 11 months from Christmas lol ! Wish secret santa can be all year round!  see post
Jumping Off the Year with Some Joyous January Hauls!!!
Hello my beautiful people!!!   Welcome to 2014! I hope you all had a great 2013 and are looking forward to what 2014 has in store for us!   We had BeautyTesters' Notorious November Haul and then Lilahtov's Dangerous December Haul, so why not continue with some Joyous January Hauls???   I am on my usual no buy January (except for gift cards and Christmas money) and I just absolutely need to see your January hauls to get me through the month and to enable me for February and the rest of 2014!!!   I bought plenty in late December that will be arriving in January... that counts right???   Can't wait to see what all my BT family got!!!   Wishing you all a year filled with happiness, love, health, success, wealth, and most of all beauty!!!
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BEAUTY BOSS mygreathair12 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Wow! I did not even realize this was the old one!lol. I'm just awful at posting! Lol. It's so funny I can't believe I posted it here! Lol. Have a super great day makeup ... see post
Makeup & Instagram - are you poopular yet?
So today, after thinking about it for months I made another Instagram account. One specifically for makeup (looks/product reviews etc). I was curious as to how many other BTers have makeup driven social media platforms & if they're going well. After the Instagram bit I may even "up grade" to making YouTube videos I feel like I'm more than capable I just don't know if people would watch them..  So to you BTers out there with successful Instagram & YouTube accounts - any advice for a rookie?  IG account --> @makeup.vixen 
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HALL OF FAMER shadetertiary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This explains how I was your only follower last night!  I snagged the account off your blog.  I'm much better about checking instagram than blogs! see post
Funny Reviews
So I've noticed that every time I look at the reviews of a product there are at least a few unhelpful (sometimes they're a little helpful) but hilarious reviews. What are your favorites that you have seen so far?   Here's one I saw while browsing through UD Naked Skin reviews:  
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
"scotch and dior" sounds FANTASTIC. sign me up. see post
Please Keep Yourself Healthy!
Hi Everyone,    I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a happy holidays but also to please, please, please take care of yourself and stay healthy! I wasnt going to post about this because BT is such a positive place but I felt it was important to put this out there.    My oldest sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer last year at just 38 years old. This is a cancer that is supposedly for "older" people meaning you do not get screened for it until after the age of 50 because its not likely for a person to be diagnosed with it before that age. If you ever feel a pain in your body or just feel like something is not right...please go to a doctor and get checked and also let them know your family's medical history. It can save your life!! My sister's cancer was so advanced that there was no way to save her. Her treatments were just to try and keep the cancer from spreading in order to give her some more time with us. Unfortunately, her time ran out last week at the VERY young age of 40 and leaves behind my niece and nephew who are only in high school.    Even if you do not have any symptoms but you have a family history of an illness, please get regular screenings. Some cancers, like colon cancer, do not show any symptoms until its too late. I will now have to get screened for colon cancer every year for the rest of my life because the probability is higher for me since a direct relative had it. I'm sure we all know, if you can catch it early, you'll give yourself the best chance of beating it.    I apologize for such a long post and the sad nature of this post as well. But I truly want everyone to stay as healthy as possible for your own sake and also the sake of your family. You guys are the best and I'll be back on BT soon.  
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I will be five years out this coming September. My recovery has been a little rocky. I actually got another cancer (a rare vascular sarcoma) unrelated to the colon cance... see post
..can I come back..?
  I miss everyone here so much! I tried to come back a few months ago and my life got insane and I vanished again..:/ 
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HALL OF FAMER YouAreAlways / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
10,000 Hearts for PRETTYINPA! Heart Party!
Just happened to notice our very own Prettyinpa is hovering just around 10,000 hearts. That's a LOT of love for a super helpful, incredibly nice BT member - and she deserves each one of those hearts!!   congrats on the huge milestone, I am truly glad to know you!!  
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks notcreative, I was just so busy this summer and fall that I didn't have time for much of anything else. But I'm back now and enjoying all your company! see post
Make your own Sephora Skincare Favorites at SiJCP
I popped into a local SiJCP yesterday (I don't go often because there is a freestanding Sephora in the same mall, but I wanted to look for LORAC products). While I was in there I noticed this little make your own favorites kit. I just wanted to share with you al!   You get the bag and you pick which products you'd like to put into it. (Edit: Not sure why this is sideways, sorry, it wasn't before.)   Here is a closer photo of the instructions.
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Heatoyos, how did you get these coupons? see post
Your Top 5 (Friends style)
Alright everyone, you know the deal. Young 'uns listen up if your only reference to the TV show Friends is something your parents watched.    On second thought... if you're that young, this might not be the best thread for you. I'm officially giving this thread an R rating for mature concepts and mild to moderate sexuality.    On the TV show Friends, Ross and Rachel each were allowed to maintain a list of 5 people/celebrities with whom they could cheat on eachother with, and the other person couldn't get mad.    Without going further into the episode, who's on your list? At least right now... until it changes with everybody else's posts (which is exactly why you don't laminate your list like Ross did!)   1. Bradley Cooper 2. Christian Bale 3. Carlos Bocanegra (former captain of the men's US soccer team) Spoiler (Highlight to read)       4. Hugh Jackman 5. Mike Rowe
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
He's all sorts of yummy to watch....his promos and mic work definitely need more TLC, but who says he even needs to talk should he get around me! Bwhaha!   For everyon... see post
Beautylish Lucky Bags 2015
Beautylish Lucky Bags are back!  I missed out last year but saw some great bags.  Same deal, $75 for $150 worth of product.  US shipping only.  And the temptation of extra lucky gifts for a few fortunate buyers.  I went with Natural.   This year there are 3 choices,    BOLD The Bold Lucky Bag is for anyone who likes to stand out in a crowd, wear bright colors and express their creative spirit through makeup. If Lady Gaga were a Lucky Bag, she would be this one!   NATURAL The Natural Lucky Bag is for the person who loves products but leans toward a more neutral palette. If perfect dewey skin and a flushed cheek is your look, the Natural is for you.   MUA The MUA bag is for the serious makeup artist who wants great additions for their kit. It is for someone with professional needs—multiple foundation shades, kit tools and staples.
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sorry I had no idea you posted this since I don't subscribe to any threads.  But sorry, I don't even wear powder eyeshadows.  Thanks for the offer though :) see post
Take the Challenge: Palette Parade
Hi. My name is Bombshell and I am an eye shadow-aholic. I love it. It makes me so happy. It is getting out of control. Upon counting only those palettes with 3+ shadows I have a total of 43. They each deserve love and attention. They all deserve their own 5 minutes (or days in the case) of fame. My Plan is this: One by one the Palattes shall parade through the open space on my vanity. Starting this Monday, each week I will use only one palette per work week (M-F) and cheat on the weekends. I will use them one by one until I have used them all for  5 day period. I will use them in alphabetical order. I have alphabetized my palettes and started with those that begin with #'s, lowest number to highest, and the A-Z. On Saturday and Sunday (depending on what CalamityJane comes up with) there might be a look or color of the day. In addition to the palette, single shadows and eyeliner may be used ( ) in addition to the weekly palette. All looks should mainly come from the palette of the week. This way I can be fair to all of my palettes & all of my older palettes that haven't quite gotten the appreciation they deserve will get some time in the sun. At the end of the week if I was successful I will write the date beside the palette on the list. If I can't get at least 5 days worth of looks from them it is likely time to put them in a TSB or give them to a friend that will love them.  I am hoping this will help me appreciate what I've got rather than constantly thinking I need something new. I am not promising not to buy any shadows in the almost year it will take me to complete this little journey. That is just not realistic.I will just have to use them on weekend cheat days.  I am hoping the experience will at least make me more grateful for all the wonderful things I have & save me some $! LOL This is about accountability. I invite any and all to join. Feel free to make up your own rules and reward system. Just post them here and I will support you in your efforts any way that I can. Not all of us will be able to follow the same rules but we can certainly all support one another!    Courtesy of Mafan--- New Rule* I f you absolutely DO NOT like a palette, you have the option of setting it aside for a TSB/give away and moving on to the next palette on your list. No sense in wearing make up you don't like for 5 whole days!Make up is supposed to make us happy.   Courtesy of JaimeLove--- New Rule* A holiday (including your birthday,anniversary or graduation) is an acceptable cheat day! (BRILLIANT)   My List Week 1: 4 Magic-Lancome   1/17/14 Not keeping, got bored by day 3 Week 2: 4 Passion-Lancome  1/24/14 Depotting one shade and passing on the rest, which are almost new!!!  Week 3: 10th Anniversary Palettes- Too Faced Quasi-keeper: keeping one blush, and 4 of the shadows. Donating the rest to a friends Z-palette. NOTE TO SELF: Must NOT depot before using! Just got so excited about my new toy! Week 4 : 10 Pan Shadow Palette- Stila.   Keeping- love it more than I knew!!  Week 5: 15th Anniversary Palette- Urban Decay KEEPER!!! Week 6:Admire Me Smashbox Week 7: Adventure Palette-Tarte Week 8: Be Bright-Too Faced Week 9: Be Merry-Too Faced Week10: Book of Shadows2- Urban Decay Week11: Chocolate Bar-Too Faced Week12: Cocktail Hour-Bare Minerals Week13: Deluxe Shadow Box-Urban Decay Week14: Do it Yourself (4) Tin-Urban Decay Week15: ELF 100 Week16: Entice Me-Smashbox Week17: Esperanza-KatVonD Week18: Eye Couture - Tarte Week19: Fabulous in Fiji-Stila Week20: Flash-Smashbox Week21: Impressionist Palette-Stila Week22: Joy to the Girls-Too Faced Week23: Kaleidoscope-Stila Week24: Kiss-n-Tell- Smashbox Week25: Lavender Grace - Lancome Week26: Let it Snow- Stila Week27: Life in Laguna-Stila Week28: Masterclass 1- Smashbox Week29: Masterclass 2- Smashbox Week30: Minimalist Palette-Stila Week31: Modernist Palette-Stila Week32: Naked 3- Urban Decay Week33: Pee-A-Bright-Eyes-Benefit Week34: Smolder-Lorac Week35: Spellbinding Book of Shadows-KatVonD Week36: Star Child Odyssey- Tarina Tarintino (This should be an interesting week) Week37: Sweet Romance-Lorac Week38: Tarte of Giving-Tarte Week39: Til Death do us Part-Tokidoki Week40: Unzipped-Lorac Week41: Urban Ammo-Urban Decay Week42: Vegas-Tokidoki Week43: Wizard of Oz (Glinda) -Urban Decay   I would really love to share this with some of you. It is always good to know that you are not alone. Please feel free to share insights and ideas. Here's crossing my fingers for a successful make-up adventure!!     Do you want to be a princess? Nikki's list: page 1,  Glossyguru's &  Amberangeline's list: pg. 3, Beethousand & scratch to void Pg. 4, IttyxBittyxMe, jaimelove, and Katie 241 p.6, Carolang & LadyMeag pg.7, CalamityJane & micheleran pg. 8, Mafan & Malday pg.10, warriorwitch pg.11, Nursecupcake pg. 22, Beethousand 27, ghkim pg 40, manniface pg.42, sparklekai pg. 42, siren princess pg. 55  
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Aw, this time frame was around when the palette  hoarding  collecting started.  see post