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I'm so excited! This past week I've been shadowing out on the black tile with my new co workers. It's so much fun since I love helping people find the right beauty products.   Although, I'm still a bit nervous when giving mini makeovers. I feel a bit scared that I'm doing something wrong or they don't like what I'm doing. But the best way to learn is just to do it, right?   Is there any advice you could give me so that I can be the best beauty consultant ever? I'm super friendly and I always jump in to help. I actively offer samples and give a reasonable amount (usually a 3 day supply). I always offer to sanitize and provide clean applicators and makeup removers. But I just feel like I could do more, especially when there's a freestanding Sephora on the upper level.
They have an Hourglass brush that I would like to buy, and I have the code for $20 off your first purchase... however every single review (and there are many) for HSN say that they've had nothing but problems and truly awful customer service.   Has anyone bought from HSN before? Please share your experiences. Let me know if I'm safe spending $54 on their site.
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! 
When does Sephora have the best deals??
I really, really, really want BeautyTalk on my iphone! Someone please tell me that this will happen soon...
'What a Girl's Eyebrows Mean' Anyone just love Jenna? LOL. I laughed about them all. I have bushy eyebrows and when she said what she did about them I was like "So true.. I let them grow so I could have those Cara D eyebrows!" xD  
I was talking to my mom this morning about my 6 yo wanting to join GS.  She asked if I was going to be a leader. I laughed and said that when all the girls returned home from a camping trip with full faces of makeup I probably wouldn't be asked back lol.  Anyways, it got me thinking about all the fun patches that could be associated with a beauty version of GS!  Um, winged eye liner patch, anyone?   It probably wouldn't ever get established, but it's a lot of fun to think about!  
I am sitting here looking at all my makeup. Then I realize, I will never be able to use it all....not in a lifetime. Many products aren't even touched. But they keep coming out with new things! Especially with the holiday releases coming up. And I can't stop!!! What a dilemma!
I have a moderately large tattoo on my inner right forearm that I need to cover while working for a particular organization. I've never needed to cover it before and since it's over four inches long and on my forearm, it's too large for make up. Plus, I'll be washing my hands a lot, donning gloves, etc. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on something I can buy like an elastic type sleeve or something similar to a sweatband but not too thick. I can use bandage-type things if I'm in a bind but I'd like something that might cover in a few colors and can be washed and reused.   Any ideas?
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My 12 year daughter Mikayla went to the state fair with her band to play. The kids had about 2 hours to eat lunch, ride the rides, play games, etc. I sent her with $20 for lunch and rides. When I got home from work, she was wearing this ridiculous rainbow squid hat. I burst out laughing. I asked her why she chose and her answer made me laugh and also made me a little proud of her. She said, "it reminds me of PRIDE [LGBTQQIAAP] and unicorns. And PRIDE and unicorns are awesome!"    At 12, she has a pretty deep understanding of social issues, and she knows what's important to her. She's been a proud supporter of gay rights/gay marriage for at least 2 years. My bleeding heart liberal views have rubbed off on her pretty well, I must say. But she is free to make up her own mind about what she believes in.    I hope we can avoid a discussion about social or religious issues here and let me just be a proud mama of a little girl who has a huge heart and stands up for what she believes in. And we can laugh at the fact she spent $12 on a ridiculous rainbow squid hat.  
Good job on bring Apple Pay to your stores Sephora! Very excited to hear your on the edge of innovation in technology as much as you are in makeup. #BroudToBeRouge(today) #AppleGeek #OctoberCan'tGetHereFastEnough #IronicallyIHateHashtags
On my must have list this year: MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in "Japanese Maple", Bobbi Brown Powder Blush in "Nude Peach", MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation and the UD Naked 3 Palette. Just curious as to other peoples favorite goodies...maybe there is something my collection is missing! <3
Ulta that was for Platinum members?  I know the basic is a CK mascara, but what was the bonus for Plat members?
I dont want to pour my dramatic life story here.. So ill cut to the point. Past 2years have been tough since my mothers pass. Family/chosen sides/Pretty emotional arguments.   I have College, work, insta, and my lovely BT to keep me company. Sephora and BT make me happy after a hard day/: does anyone else get happy with makeup after a long rough day?(:   my sleeping pattern has been terrible. Any tips and advice on how to slowly get back to a better sleeping schedule. (Staying up late just thinking/:  and spending money on makeup that i dont need xD ) (Products?) any tips for eating healthy on the go(: ? I know being healthy and sleep are important for beauty and college grades .. Haha.   tips on feeling better period? Haha. Stories on how you ladies made it through a challenge? I know we cant get to personal or shouldnt. I hope i didnt>.<   Just like to say thank you to you lovely ladies(:   
i clean my bb weekly, but i seem to be breaking out. is this happening to anyone else? starting to think i should go back to my foundation brush.
If I go to jail tnight...this is why. So, my SO and I have been snapping back and forth at each other all morning. I'm in the bathroom doing my makeup and not saying a d@mn word to him. I guess my silent treatment pi$$ed him off because he....wait for it....swiped his arm across my vanity and smashed all my makeup to the floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!1 Everything was fine (that mattered) except my precious. He shattered my Chanel Les 4 Ombres in 232 TISSE VENITIEN. The one that JuST came out...the one in the posters!!! The one I saved my money for...the one that I WORE ONLY TWICE!!!!! I can't even FIND the other three shadows! Only the darkest one is left.  I'm going to kill him right now. I want smack his cocky smirk right off his face. I want to go in the garage and knock his toolbox to the floor and take the welder thing and melt all his tools! My silent treatment ended right then and all hell broke loose. The only reason I was even giving him the treatment was to avoid escalating the fight by responding to his aggressiveness. This might be a deal breaker.**bleep**. Makeup is supposed to make you feel beautiful and this palette actually made me feel beautiful and he just destroyed it. Any of my friends would think it's stupid that I'm crying and so upset over it, but I know that my fellow BTer's will understand. I'm going to go lie down now before I kill him and go to prison.   Uploading a pic in a sec                                                                                                 
Well, I was happy to see that Zpsid has 1111 Hearts!! What are the chances of noticing she was at that exact number? Feeling lucky? Maybe it's a good number to play, who knows? (but if you win, you have to share it with Z and me, okay?)   I wish I could come up with a good song from my 'Mental Play List" which now includes "This is the song that doesn't end" but I'm coming up blank at the moment - hopefully something will come to mind. Maybe this will be the invite to a heart party that doesn't end.   Congrats on 1111 hearts, you earned every one of them and it's nice getting to know you. I sent J-Fall & JusTim invites (Fallon & Timberlake) but not sure if I gave them enough notice - I'm sure they'll be here in spirit (and maybe "Dean" and "Sam" will make an appearance too! )   ps - No, Mr Clooney did not get an invite - since I broke it off he's been in a terrible tailspin, didn't think it was fair to jerk his chain.   Edit - meant to write "It's time to Party Hearty for Zpsid91" in my thread title, sounds a little silly the way it is. Guess I'm off my game.......the whole breaking of Clooney's heart thing must be affecting me more then I realized. My bad. (   )  Or is this his most elaborate hoax/practical joke EVER? Spoiler (Highlight to read) Not Funny GEORGE!!!!! ( ) (hmmmmm, is that me making a silly face or am I sticking out my tongue and possibly giving a "Raspberry"??) Not Funny GEORGE!!!!! ( ) (hmmmmm, is that me making a silly face or am I sticking out my tongue and possibly giving a "Raspberry"??)
So I ordered the Thermal Cleansing Balm by Omorovicza because I was so excited that they finally have a small size. I remember that I used a sample years ago but I can't remember if I liked it so I thought I'd just get a small one to try out. When I opened the box there is product smeared on the outside and no seal under the cap. It's just sad to even lose a bit because it is such an expensive product, Am I just being petty? I just think all skincare products should come sealed in some way. 
A friend requested this, and I will just leave it in her words. Please post if you or someone else made the day better.   "There are so many heartbreakingly tragic things going on in this world we live in right now. I really can't watch the news for more than five minutes without wanting to burst into tears. So, my loves ... lets try something. I challenge each and every one of you to go out of your way [today](Friday) to brighten someone's day. Seriously. It doesn't have to be big. See, kindness is this beautiful gift that keeps right on giving - the best snowball effect ever. So, please. Lets pass around some positive! And, if you could, post what you did on my wall. It would, in turn, brighten MY day. I LOVE YOU ALL IMMENSELY AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! "
Warning: long story   I will try to make this short.  I have a friend who I have known for more than 10 years. We have a lot of interest in common, so we always end up talking for hours. We also share family stories, personal stories, etc that we couldn't easily disclose to others.    Recently however, I've been noticing that she has been crossing the line here and there.  To make this make a little more sense, she is someone who is very insecure and obsessed about physical appearances. She has this strict idea of what she sees as being pretty and perfect, and almost enforce them? on other people.. its like if someone were to tell her whoever she thought wasn't that pretty, she would go talking badly about them saying "if she was pretty, I wouldn't say anything, but how could she say that with her face and body". BUT if someone were to say who she doesn't think is pretty to be good looking, she would start dissecting that person's (the celebrity that the other girl said was pretty) everything and find every flaw.    I don't like talking or hearing bad things about other people when they did not do anything wrong. its just uncomfortable and annoying because being different doesn't mean something is wrong.  but recently, I've noticed that she has been talking trash about the kinds of categories I might fall under.  I don't have too much confidence about my appearances, and objectively too, I don't have Miranda Kerr's body or SNSD Yoona's face. For example, she would talk about how being tall is bad. As a women, they're not pretty and look monstrous with heels; She would say no one without double eyelieds is pretty; that someone with broad shoulder looks like a guy and is ugly; and that someone whose not thin thin (not bony, but close to it) has inability to take care of themselves.  and say "your eyes aren't small~ upto 170cm (5'7") is okay~ I never thought you were big~ we are students~".    I'm 170cm, I don't have double eyelids (have an inner fold, and my eyelids are thinner and eyes are bigger than typical monolid), I don't have a tiny frame and hence have broad shoulders, and I'm not as lean as I used to be in high school for numerous different factors (but that's college student)    I don't know what to do because I don't want to start an argument by saying she is wrong or twist words like "oh than you must not like Korean faces. maybe 2% of the population and whoever had plastic surgery?" kinds of things because its honestly a waste of time. she is someone who would never let go of it. she would go around talking sh**, making up stories, about me if I were to do so and just make me look bad as if I committed a crime.  and as much as I want to stop wasting my time hearing these kinds of stories, its rather heart breaking to be cutting off a friend I've known for more than 10 years..    sorry this was very long.. I would appreciate any advice! 
she and miss piggy were my first makeup counter experience  MORE BLUSH !  
  Honestly, I really have never slept well since when I was a little kid. I'm kind of done taking sleep meds that don't work and am looking for other options to help unwind before I go to bed. Usually I like to read a couple chapters out of a book, but I haven't had the time to find something new and good to read. Suggestions?
March 2015
Hello, guys and dolls! ;-)   So it's been some time. Several months, in fact. I've been drifting in and out of BT, present and then not present, floating around here and there and hanging in the best I can.   Why?   I'm pretty sure at least half of you familiar with me have guessed. I've been working on a 'new' project!     And the twelve-week bump.   I'm a little over twelve weeks today, and I had my twelve-week appointment to check on the heartbeat. My husband and I are so thrilled to start a new chapter in our lives this March! You wonderful BTers are actually a little bit early to hear. Our family and close friends in real life already know, but we won't be announcing on Facebook until we hit 13 weeks on Sunday, because that's when we'll be announcing to our church family officially, too. I'm so glad I don't feel like I have to keep a big secret anymore!   I hope this explains my patchy absence for the past several months, since I've been dealing with some wicked morning sickness that struck more in the evenings than anytime else. I'm holding out for the queasiness to ease off in the coming weeks!   Special shout-out to lylysa who helped me search for a few pregnancy-safe skincare items last month. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am loving my Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel!   And that's all. Carry on.
It would be great if Sephora carried these brands.   In no order...   Charlotte Tilbury Chanel MAC Kiehl's Tom Ford Jo Malone Inglot Sigma Burberry RBR Gerard Cosmetics Also, bring back Illamasqua and TheBalm  
I didn't see a thread around about this so redirect me if one exists!   I thought it'd be neat to have a discussion thread for members who play sports. I play ice hockey and I find that I needed to adjust my beauty regiment as a result of my beloved sport. Different masks, different hair care, etc from all the sweat and (surprisingly) dirt involved with playing. Note, I don't actually wear makeup when I play haha although I've seen girls that do!    One issue I am having at the moment is finding a top coat that will protect my polish through a game. I'm on the ice 2-5 days a week and I'd really like to only have to redo my nails twice a week. Anyone have any suggestions? Right now I'm using Seche Vite (which I love) but I want to see if there's anything out there that's a little more durable.    Tell me about your sport and the beauty challenges that come along with it!!
Happy September!  As we transition from Summer to Fall, ,what are the things you change about your makeup and skin care routines??   For me:  Usually around October my skin becomes a bit drier, so I change to more moisturizing products. They still must be Oil-free. I also use my Clinique CC Cream during the winter, as it gives me a dewy look that is too oily for Summer.   Makeup: I like the darker nail polish colors, like Black, coppers and metallics. Eyeshadows go darker, more smokey eyes and grey shadows. Lips stay about the same, although I generally wear more neutrals than bright pinks in the fall and winter So....let's share!
So I was playing minecraft for a while (a couple hours in reality..*hangs head in shame*, paused the game and got up to get a drink, as i walked by a mirror... something was moving ON ME! Its a caterpillar! Dont get me wrong, i like caterpillars and think they are cute but i had two questions on my mind... (ps: my question mark button is not working at the moment lol)   1. HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SITTING ON ME, watching me play minecraft!!! lol   2. What kind of caterpillar is it.    
Long story short: Sadly, thanks to nursing school, my make-up loving days seem to be coming to an end. I no longer have the time (ugh, up at 5:30 am every morning) or money :/   Since I'm going weeks on end without even wearing any, I've decided to shrink my stash and get rid of the stuff I know I'll never use. How should I go about doing this? It would be nice to make a little money off it but maybe I should just donate it? Any other ideas?
I'm taking a trip to Italy with a friend and I had a couple of things I wanted to ask about. First, any suggestions about shopping for beauty products?? Definitely Italian brands, but also other brands that aren't easily found in the U.S. (ex: Inglot, Yves Rocher are already on my list)...and I'm definitely up for trying low and high end brands! Also, any specific stores to check out? And if so, what types of products do they carry? For example, I've been trying to do some research on drugstore equivalents there, b/c I don't think it works the same way, having Walgreens/CVS type stores where they sell everything from candy and medicine to makeup and school supplies. Does one just go to the grocery store to find low end makeup? Are there specific chains you'd recommend? I feel like I should know this, I've been to Europe multiple times...just never thought to do any cosmetics shopping! :-/   Also: My friend who's coming with me has a b-day coming up, so her gift is going to be Italy/travel themed! (complete with red, white and green tissue/gift wrap, and a box of pasta ) And part of the gift is a cosmetics bag full of travel-sized toiletries. So far, I've put in shampoo, conditioner, face wash, face towelettes, body wash. Any suggestions for additional products? I can squeeze in one or two more minis in there, and I feel like I'm forgetting some other beauty essentials.... (well, there's a razor, but um..I don't feel comfortable gifting that, lol) I'm also getting her an NYX Love in Florence eye shadow palette, but I don't want to include any other makeup beyond that -- she's not much of a makeup wearer. Suggestions? Ideas?    Grazie!