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Fake Reviews-calling all detectives of BeautyTalk!
Hi everyone! I need some help-I recently stumbled across the brand Motives (a cosmetic brand by Lauren Ridinger) and I noticed that almost every product had a 5 star rating, and even if one person gave 4 stars, every single review on the website was a glowing one.  Since you can't click on the people who posted the reviews, is there a way to see if the reviews are fake?  All suggestions are welcome.  Thanks!!
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What is on Your Loves Lists?
http://www.sephora.com/lovelist/252397013?om_mmc=o %E2%80%8Bth-url-2013loves    What are your must-gets?
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What!?! You have over 1000 points and you don't want to redeem them?!?
*ranting session.    So I'm getting tired of the SA who are shocked I have >1000 points and I don't want to redeem them. Once or twice I get....but its most consistently EVERYTIME! Maybe because  of this forum I have a different view but I'm pretty sure a lot of people have WAAAAAY more points. Why is so shocking to the SA? Are we rare point hoarders? ( i don't think I have as many points compared to the 5k plus club girls!!)   Especially with the 4x...3x points event coming up....I didn't think we were unicorns!   *End rant
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They claimed what?! Outrageous beauty claims
Most beauty products make some type of claim to lure us in.... long lashes, no pores, skin as radiant and soft as a newborn. Every so often, a company will make a claim that is just outrageous.  What outrageous beauty claims have you seen? Did you try the product? If so, did it live up to its claim?   Here's what showed up in my inbox today:    
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Will Sephora ever....*fun thread*
Someone posted a cute tote bag which I believe is sold at Sephora (may be a GWP or something).     That got me to thinking...hmmm I wonder if Sephora will branch out into other makeup related things?   Even if it was only available at their largest stores and (or) online it would be so fun to be able to purchase stuff that is makeup oriented but NOT makeup.   Feel free to add your ideas   I love a good tote bag (I know others hate them) I would love to have them in cute colors with makeup related sayings.  Maybe even with coordinating makeup bags.   Makeup related t-shirt/sweat shirt.  PJ sets   SHOES.  I would LOVE for them to do a collab with TOMS or KEDS or even Nike!   Tervis cups ( or coffee mugs, margarita glasses etc), OHMERGAWD I collect those things.   Cute storage units, think Alex drawers but in fun bright colors!      Candle holders or picture frames with makeup items stamped on them or ones that look like makeup items.   So what are some items you would love to see?
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HOF!!
Ok whoa - turned 40 and made Hall of Fame!  Good week for me.  I feel like I should buy something!
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ipsy points?
So i am totally up to speed on how to use my birchbox points, but whats the deal with the ipsy points? How do you redeem those?
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Gender Norms
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Why are there gender norms? I mean, why can't it just be accepted by society that men and women are equal? Women can wear pants, boys can wear dresses, women can have short hair, men can wear makeup. And you can do these things while not being transgender because gender doesn't define you. Thanks. Why are there gender norms? I mean, why can't it just be accepted by society that men and women are equal? Women can wear pants, boys can wear dresses, women can have short hair, men can wear makeup. And you can do these things while not being transgender because gender doesn't define you. Thanks.
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Looking for a light book to read?
Do pick up Nora Ephron's essay " I feel bad about my neck".  The first chapter alone is worth the few dollars spent on a used version from Amazon.  Planning to pick up a few more of her books for this summer at the beach.  Let me know how you like it.  The chapter on skin cream could be a BT thread.  ; )
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Currently in Barcelona, recommendations?
I'm here until May 2nd! Do any of you ladies and gents have tips for places to go/shop?? My heart broke today because I went into Sephora and they had the Givenchy Confetti Powder in display but it was sold out :-( Hoping I can find it while I'm here!   Thanks in advance!
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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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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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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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Instagram<3
Hey beauty lovers! I just opened a beauty instagram account ! @colourmesam in no way means does that mean you need to follow but thought it would be nice to post here,  post below if you guys have beauty accounts which you'd like people to follow ! <3 
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Have to share good experience! ASOS superfast shipping from the UK (to USA)!?
Just have to share  - ordered some clothes and make up from ASOS and it actually ships from the UK (it's a UK based brand), to my house in Detroit practically overnight.     The order was placed in the wee hours of the this morning, 2/25, and it's set for UPS delivery tomorrow.  I'm impressed!  They carry some fun brands and jewelry and beauty - though some of their clothes are pretty poor quality - I love that they have plus sizes too.  Anyway I'm excited about this shopping experience and wanted to share with someone.  
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Samples Just for Signing Up?!
Has anyone ever recieved samples in the mail just from signing up with their emails or whatever else??  Which companies?? 
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Contest from Fabzilla blog to Win 17 MAC lipsticks
I know there are some MAC lovers on BT and thought this contest may be something some would want to enter. Who wouldn't want a chance to win 17 lipsticks!?!   This giveaway is open international, runs from 2/2/15 12am PST to 2/13/15 11:59 PST      
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Makeup Samples?
I know theres the post about emailing about samples. Mainly skin care. But im curious Has anyone emailed Makeup Companies? (mac, channel, UD, ETC)   Did you get Responses? samples?
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Amazing beauty dupes you have found!
Here amazing dupes that I found:    Aquaphor Lip Repair  for  AmorePacific Moisture Bound Lip Treatment . The Aquaphor has a very, very, very slight medicine taste, nothing unpleasant/unbearable, while the AmorePacific is unscented and has no taste. About performance, the Aquaphor is just as good as or even better than the AmorePacific. It lasts on my lips all night long, very moisturizing. $4 compared to $35.   Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque for  GlamGlow Supermud I wish I had found the Mint Julep Masque earlier because I've already finished 2 jars of GlamGlow. The Mint Julep Masque just gives the same effect, and less drying than the Glamglow. And again, $5 for 8oz to $69 for 1.2oz. I can't ask for more!!!     Please share yours with a brief review, and price comparison!
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I love sephora inspiration
Lately I've been amping my looks up for work (server, mostly in the 21 and up area). And wow people like turn around and ladies rave. It's big confidence boosters. And I can thank sephora. I wish I had a picture but I wore the fake eyelashes on sale with the silver glitter, then sephoras glitter glue, a mix of sephora eyeshadow in diamonds are forever and mufes loose silver glitter, and a red lip. Hair in a top bun and a Xmas bow. Loving it. Thank you sephora. I return the favor by telling my customers. 
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The Daily Burn...need opinions...HELP please.
I'm looking for workouts I can do at home.  Trying to get healthy in 2015 (who isn't... right?)  I love hip hop type workouts.  (Les Mills BodyJam was my fav...don't have that where I live now)   Cosmo just launched a new site that streams workouts, but it's pretty new so not a lot of info is out there.   I know the Daily Burn has been around for a while...anyone have thoughts on this service?   Are there other services that you'd recommend instead?   Thanx
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can we still use the 20% ?
I didn't get to participate & was just wondering. If so what's the code pose Thanks
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Ferguson you're in my thoughts and heart
I just wanted to post a quick note to say for anyone in Ferguson, Mo., or the surrounding areas, you are in my thoughts and heart tonight and in the following days. No matter what decision is made by the grand jury, not everyone will be pleased with the outcome. I hope everyone stays safe tonight and in the days and weeks ahead.
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Urban Decay's flagship store
Just wondering if anyone is going to the grand opening of their store in Newport Beach this Friday. :-)   Susan
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Clarisonic Mia 2 on QVC
Maybe this will help scrub the disappointment away for those of you who are still suffering from the website/sale difficulties! Today (11/8/14) QVC's "todays special value" is the New Clarisonic Mia2, with Fresh Soy Cleanser and a case/cover, for 124.86, free S&H, and 5 easy pays! It comes in a whole lotta colors, too!  Have a great weekend, everyone!
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vice 3 and nice people.
so on the day i got vice 3, i was on the fence. luckily, a nice lady told me the wonders of the vice 3. so i took a deep breath and purchased it and it is awesome! thanks nice lady, best palette ever.    ps. your son is cute   pps. thanks for the recommendation   also i have 471 points. SO CLOSE   i want the dior 500 pt perk.   i think ill get a set. but i dont know what.    oh well.   oh my gosh im going to be so broke   nuuuuuuuuuuu..........
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