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?
I've been thinking about starting this thread for a while. Tonight while reading an unrelated thread, the topic of depression and anxiety came up once again. I wanted a safe space for others to talk about what's going on with them, how they're feeling, do they need some help? There seems to be a fair number of us here on BT that struggle with depression, I see it pop up frequently. I personally suffer from chronic depression and anxiety disorder. I was diagnosed with depression in 2003. After a bajillion tests and convinced I had a brain tumor, I was told it was depression. I burst into tears. That was not the answer I wanted and I still didn't believe the doctor. I also had been suffering from panic attacks since around 1997-98. They were getting worse, and I had absolutely no idea what they were. I just thought I was dying, every single time. I started having them daily. Today I am ok. Through lots of trial and error, medications, therapy and hypnotherapy. And also genetic testing, which I urge anyone suffering from chronic depression to get. I don't personally feel a stigma anymore. I'm very upfront about my condition as I don't think it's a secret to be locked away. Secrets start to haunt us and close us off from the world. If we talk about it, we normalize it. And we find ways to get better. So feel free to tell your story here, or just part of it. Or just stop by and say hi, I need some help today. Or hey, I can't even get out of bed to brush my teeth because the world feels too heavy today. We already have a love of beauty which binds us together. Let this just be another way for us to connect and make friends.
I was thinking it would be a nice idea to have an "all things Ulta" thread where we can post deals, GWP's, new products, etc! It would be easier to find things all in one place, as I know I can't be the only one who stalks the beauty breaks and extra point promos!
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.
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. I am checking dates of last activity on BT - if a trader has not been active in over 1 year I will remove them from the list, if they become active again I will re-start their successful trades at 1 If you have a bad trade with someone, or you know someone who pulled shenanigans in a TSB - LET ME KNOW! I will keep a document that lists these people. Please PM this information! 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With Mother's Day around the corner, wouldn't it be nice to pamper her with something special? What would your mom want for Mother's Day to make her feel more beautiful? My mom is not into makeup so I'm thinking I may take her to the salon for a new hairstyle.
I'd love to see photos from people's holiday vacations or trips home. I was just chatting offline with Guze and asking about hers. I'll comment and bump up the thread periodically as I'm posting it a little before most people will be traveling. And I'm not going anywhere but did make the short trip to Malibu the other day. From the drive...SOCA in December. So where have you been? What great photos did you take?
We BTers are a busy bunch, and I don't know about anyone else, but I always appreciate a local's perspective on things to do, see and eat wherever I'm headed. Just booked a last minute long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) to Portland, Oregon. We'll have a car, so we were thinking about exploring beyond the Portland city limits... maybe do some breweries or wineries. Anybody with Portland (and surrounding area) recommendations? Specifically looking for where to stay in Portland (walkable, local favorites) and we love food, so any recommendations of places to eat would be most welcome!
OFF-TOPIC thread devoted to just The Walking Dead-- Anyone who loves the show is welcome to geek out about it here!! Let's talk about past OR present story lines, theorize, ask questions about things we might not have understood, grieve for lost characters, explain what makes us fans, show off TWD-related merchandise, etc. Oh and memes of course! We should probably try to use the SPOILER TAGS in here when talking about story lines so we don't accidentally ruin anyone else's "viewing experience"! (FYI the spoiler button is at the top of your post box, the circular symbol right after ABC) First, I just want to say how I came to I love this show. I am not generally a fan of zombie stuff (well, I liked the original Dawn of the Dead, but I think that's because I got to fantasize about living in a mall!) It was season 2 or 3 when I accidentally got hooked. Some friends of mine without cable asked me to DVR the show for them, so I did for a few weeks. I'd planned to just busy myself otherwise when they came over to watch, but I wound up having a nasty flu the night they finally showed up and I was glued to my recliner. I thought I'd just close my eyes and sleep, but I was sucked in from the start, and since I'd missed a season or two, I kept pausing it to ask my friends questions "Why is he.." "How did that...?" Then I went back and watched all the previous stuff to be caught up, so I kinda watched it Pulp Fiction-style. The story lines are so complex and intriguing that you don't even notice the gore after a (very short) while. It's more suspenseful than scary, and also sad, and funny, and more than anything: heartwarming (yes, really). It's really all about survival and how people fight to live (and save their loved ones) even when there's really not much to live for. (I suffer with severe depression and other issues, so that is the part that kinda inspires me most of all.) Doesn't hurt that Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus are so hot, either. SO ANYHOOZ.... Regarding the most recent episode from 2.16.14: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Anyone else think Lizzie is one evil little kid? My gawd, I seriously thought she was going to suffocate baby Judith the other night. And after seeing her cut up the rabbits, I'm pretty sure now she was the one feeding rats to the walkers at the prison, and doing other weird stuff with them. Anyone else think Lizzie is one evil little kid? My gawd, I seriously thought she was going to suffocate baby Judith the other night. And after seeing her cut up the rabbits, I'm pretty sure now she was the one feeding rats to the walkers at the prison, and doing other weird stuff with them. Spoiler (Highlight to read) My boyfriend actually thinks that it was LIZZIE who killed Karen and David at the prison, and Carol took the heat for her since she's been sort of a mother figure to her. Seems legit, actually. My boyfriend actually thinks that it was LIZZIE who killed Karen and David at the prison, and Carol took the heat for her since she's been sort of a mother figure to her. Seems legit, actually. Spoiler (Highlight to read) At any rate, I'm really glad Carol's back, I was actually mad at Rick for sending her away. At any rate, I'm really glad Carol's back, I was actually mad at Rick for sending her away. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I really wonder if everyone will be reunited or if things are going to split into like 4 different story lines now. I really wonder if everyone will be reunited or if things are going to split into like 4 different story lines now. Spoiler (Highlight to read) And who are those new bad-azz looking people!? SO EXCITING!!! And who are those new bad-azz looking people!? SO EXCITING!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh glad I got all that out. What say other fans? Why do you love this show? What do you think is going on/will happen?
Aka how do I buy a couch for cheap? I just moved across country... I have no couch, no dishes, no lamps... I'm pretty much a transient! LOL. I'm wondering if anyone has tips on how to get a good deal on a couch. I read a bunch of things online, someone said to try to negotiate with the sales people. There's a couch I've been eyeing at Crate and Barrel, but I CANNOT live with the standard issue fabrics. I'm going to *have* to get it with some custom upholstery which would bump the cost of the couch up by $600. I also don't have a TV and $600 could buy me a TV! So it seems kind of wasteful to me to spend then extra $600 on a fabric upgrade, but I'm a visually-driven person. My maslow hierarchy of needs is inverted. So, here's some suggestions I've found: Ask if that's their best price. Check out outlet stores, like the Crate and Barrel Outlet Check out Rowe Furniture who makes Crate Barrel furniture Try to buy a floor sample Does anyone else have any tips? I can live with the standard issue upholstery if it was like $800, but the couch I've been looking at starts at $1700 and then the fabric I glanced at would make it cost $2300. I think I'd rather spend the extra $600 and feel like my living room is beautiful than save that money and feel like my living room is blah. Although a 60" flat screen would make my living room a lot more beautiful... I also want a credenza and custom upholstered accent chair. ...And my budget is about 3k. Do not mention Ikea furniture. I can't! It's just not hitting those aesthetic needs for me. I mean, don't get me wrong, everything in my apt is already ikea, but I cannot do an Ikea couch. Please let me know if anyone got a great deal on furniture and how you managed to do it! I've checked craigslist, too, but there's not a lot of selection on there. I'd like to hear about anyone's couch buying experience so long as it doesn't involve Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdale's or something else that's way over my budget!
I was doing a little spring cleaning and came across two beauty books that I forgot I even had. Now that I have found a love for high quality makeup and skincare, I appreciate my books dearly. The ones I have are Bobbi Brown, Living Beauty & Kate Somerville Complexion Perfection! I especially like Kate's book. Any other recommendations?
I have far too many items on my list. I want to treat myself to some items but I cannot pair things down on my own! I will update this when I get home in a couple hours with the items in my bag. ( I'm at work (; )
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.
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:
Can anyone recommend a great gold paint color? I am driving myself crazy with choosing the right one for my dining room. This has been a project long in the works — a ton of sanding, paint removal, prepping, priming — and now we're in the final stretch and only have to paint the final color. Only problem is, I can't find the right color. I don't want anything too yellow, too green, too brown, or too dark. I thought I'd found one, but it's reading too yellow on my walls. Can anyone help out? Pleeeeezzzzz? Thanks in advance!
I've been chatting with some fellow coffee addicts over in the Random Thoughts thread but I thought maybe I should make a separate thread. So let's discuss anything/everything about coffee! I just got the Peet's Sumatra blend in the k cups and I really like it! Need to make a note to try their Major Dickinsons Blend since it's so popular.
I was just wondering if any of you ladies watch RPDR. I've seen some of you talk about it before and share gifs so I figured I'd start a thread so we could throw some t and some shade and talk about the show.
Hello beauty babes! So as this lovely spring day is coming to a close, I would like to know which you all prefer, Bath and Body Works or The Body Shop?! My friend is obsessed with both stores and is a uncertified hoarder of both (along with philosophy) haha She works for Bath and Body Works but loves both stores for various reasons and doesnt seem to have a preference for one over the other. I myself LOVE philosophy. But I've found myself just starting to get into the whole "body lotion, body butter, spritzer" bit. So I would like to see which stores or brands you guys like better for a full body pampering kit and why?!
I'm curious to see everyone's 4-legged companions! I've seen them mentioned in several posts and am always happy to see other's pets! I myself have 3 kitties and ride 2 horses (whom I like to call my own ) All 3 of the kitties were rescues! The orange one is Palmer - was found at a motel dumpster and brought into the vet clinic I worked at, the black and white tuxedo is Squeakers - she was dropped off at my barn when she was 6 weeks old! and the white one is Seuss - I helped raise him since newborn baby kitten hood, and fostered 3 of his siblings So, show us your furry (or feathery) friends!
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
I am editing this post as I felt I had shared to much personal info. As most know I had a upcoming Dr. Appointment out of state because I have a rare blood cancer. Without over sharing as I did before , I'll just say that we found out its spread in multiple locations throughout my body . I will start a combo chemo treatment that will last up to a year. Because of some of the locations it's spread to (my nervous system and brain) I'll have to stop treating my lungs and skin and pick that treatment back up after we are done with the treatment I'm fixing to start. I wanted to to thank everyone for being supportive and for allowing me to vent here without feeling like I'm a bother. I'm struggling a great deal with sharing the results with my friends and loved ones as I feel like a burden. I've been fighting the cancer for years and I just don't want to burden them any more then I already have. It was requested that I vent here when I feel like I'm a burden to my friends so that's what I'm doing. I love my friends and loved ones but the feeling of being a burden is deep especially since they're loved ones of my choice as I have no bio family outside of my husband and our children. I don't want to run them off because of the stress treatments bring. Thank you for letting me vent and for being supportive. I apperciate it more then words can express. <3
Hi, Has anybody ever had any luck getting a response from this company? I placed an order on Natashadenona.com a few days ago. About 5 min later, I noticed that if you swatch the products or open them at all they will not allow a return. So I immediately contacted them to cancel my order. No response. I emailed them again the following morning. No response. However, I did get a notice that my order had shipped. Ugh. I tried to find a phone number there doesn't seem to be one I guess the best thing to do is refuse the package when it comes. I just hope I'm home. For the price of the items, you would think they could invest in better cust svc. Since I have never used or swatched the products before I think I'll stick to orders from beautylish. Their cust svc/return policy is top notch!
Hey guys so i notice the old thread was kinda dead so i thought would start a fresh one Se feel free to share what you are reading, what you have read, what you plan to read, recommendations and your " to read' choices!!! I'll start!! Recently finished reading "Sins of the House of Borgia" by Sarah Bower and it was AMAZING!!! I definitely recommend it it has to do with the family but about on of the lady's living in their castle helping Lucretia. its a fictional twist on the history which i love! im stuck in that era right now and love the borgia family i have a few others on my currenty reading list that involve members of the borgia family as well as during that period in time and I'm hoping to get a kindle from my bf for christmas. if not gonna see if theres a good boxing day deal on it oh and heres my current need to read pile if anyone wants to know whats in it let me know
Ok I see all the post bout these two store's bout the find's you get and I have gone thru the store's but i usually leave quick because they are so unorganized here in Az, So i'm going to go check them out on Friday and see what I can find
It's driving me crazy. I get dozens of email responses and yet when I click on the Ask The Experts link I'm taken to the top of the page rather than to the individual who responded. What am I doing wrong?