I am about $270 from re-qualifying for rouge. I will have to miss 20% sale because of family reason. So now I am confused to what else to purchase, if any, to become rouge. Is it worth it for you? What is something that you really enjoyed? I live in Canada so we don't have flash. Thanks!
Hi I am just wondering if any groups exist for postal exchanges? I live in the UK and love everything beauty related. Unfortunately not everything is available for shipping to the UK on the Sephora website. I understand that works the same for many members here too. Some items in the UK are not available for purchase for USA residents. I am wondering if a group already exists where international members help purchase & post items? I have a huge list that I am lusting over but none on the list is available for purchase.
I am planning to have a revamp done for my parlour. I prefer the cabinets on the wall rather than the normal cabinet furniture. Would like to know more about them from those who have such cabinets in their parlours. Need help with the best custom cabinet makers and the type to go for (walk-in, custom, linen, reach-in) so that I can comfortably stack all the beauty productsand equipments avoiding cluttering. Any suggestions regarding lancaster cabinets and closets
I've never really shopped at Mac Cosmetics before, but Sephora I'm more comfortable. I want to know some differences if any at Mac Cosmetics. If someone who has worked or shopped there, i want your personal feedback. 1. Are customers allowed to try on their products (just to test it out) even if they don't like it afterwards? 2. Do they gladly give you a take home mini sample of a product your interested in? 3. Do they accept returns for products that have been slightly used? 4. Do they have a positive attitude when helping customers with makeup needs (help nicely and be friendly if you want to have more information) ?
I'm not sure if I'm just misunderstanding something or if there is actually something wrong? I'm trying to place an order from Too Faced and signed up for theri newsletter to get their 20% off discount. When I enter the discount for my $91 worth of products ($96.65 with tax) the discount works and says "20% off welcome offer", however only $10.40 is being taken off? 20% of 91 is $18.20 ($19.33 if it's taken off the taxed value). The discount excludes anything from their "new" page and sale items, however nothign in the order is from their new page or on sale? So, what's the issue here? The items in my cart are: born this way foundation, chocolate soleil matte bronzer, and la creme lipstick in sugar daddy (not one of the colors on sale). Thank you! **I've emailed their customer service, but never got a confirmation email back and have read really bad experiences with getting in touch with their customer service. So, not really expecting a response anytime soon.
First off I want to say that BT is one of the highlights of my day and I truly enjoy these forums. It is one of the first things I do when i turn on my computer in the morning and the last thing I do before going to bed. It would be safe to say that BT is an incredibly impt part of my life. This is why I think it is impt that I share the following with all of my BT friends: Last Wednesday night, Oct 5, 2016, I woke up in the trauma ward of my local hospital. Earlier that day I had been involved in serious motor vehicle accident where my car was totaled and I had sustained multiple serious injuries. Over the course of the following 48 hours in the hospital, I subsequently had two major surgeries and a myriad of tests. It was quite something to experience, I do not want to bore you with my troubles and i am not coming here begging for sympathy. My main reason for posting this info is to simply let my friends I have made on BT know what happened, especially if I am not as vocal in the coming months. For those who are wondering, I am now in a medical rehabilitation center, having been discharged from the hospital four days ago. I am completely (temporarily) disabled on my entire left side from the chest down. (thank goodness I am a righty.) From here on I will focus on daily three hour sessions in both physical & occupational therapy focused on getting me back to be the normal and fully functioning 36 year old woman that I was up until a week ago. They say I will be here for many weeks/months. I do still plan to “lurk” on the BT boards but right now between the recent trauma. feeling quite down, and honestly just losing the will to shop, (I know, shriek!) I don’t think I would be as valuable a contributor. Sending my love to all my BT friends… I’ll be thinking about ya!
I was charged for the October Play box on the 2nd of October, but haven't received. This is is my first month, so please forgive if this is a silly question, but why is it taking so long? When do the normally bill and ship?
Are you still able to earn points after you review a sample in your box from a past month? I'm trying to review my samples but it's looking like I'm only receiving points from this month's samples? Can someone please explain this to me please?
Whether you’re a qualified make-up artist looking for clients, or just an enthusiastic beauty blogger, social media is a great platform to get noticed. It’s a crowded space though. So how can you make sure you stand out?
Create a brand
It’s important to start cultivating your brand early on. This includes the basics, like a name and profile image; but it will also help to inform your content and how it’s edited. A good place to start is by thinking about your style, or what kind of styles you like to create. Do you love creating clever, natural make-up looks? Or are killer nails your thing?
Other things to consider might be colour schemes, tone, language, and (of course) your target audience.
Find your audience
Your target audience goes hand in hand with your brand – especially if you’re trying to sell your services. It’s important to know who you’re talking to! For example, teenagers aren’t likely to be interested in your new expensive foundation; and ladies might not care much about your excellent beard trimming techniques.
Different platforms attract different audiences; and those audiences expect different kinds of content.
Target your content
For make-up and beauty, Youtube and Instagram are ideal starting points. YouTube is great for tutorials for a full face of make-up, or an intricate up do – think about 5 minutes or more, with a voice over or you explaining what you’re doing. Instagram, on the other hand, has traditionally been used for photos.
However, in 2013 Instagram introduced 15 second videos; they upgraded this to 60 second videos in early 2016. This won’t be enough for a full face tutorial, but it’s plenty of time to demonstrate a cool technique or new product. The expectations for an Instagram video are different that for longer videos on Youtube – for instance, users are less likely to turn on the sound.
Make it personal
The top reason that social media has become such a valued marketing tool is the “social” aspect. Beauty gurus who make it aren’t necessarily better at what they do than everyone else; most of the time, they’re just more interesting, or more likeable.
Take Pixiwoo, for example. They’re a sister duo of makeup artists who have a huge online following. One of the sisters, Nikki did a make-up tutorial while heavily pregnant, and Sam recently did a video with her eleven year old daughter. They’re incredibly likeable, and subscribers get an insight into their business and personal lives through following them online.
How has this contributed to their business? Well, they’ve recently filmed a documentary for the BBC, no doubt because of their easy style in front of the camera. They also have their own range of brushes, which they often use in their videos (and led me to buying a few). But despite their success, they still publish regular tutorials and keep their Twitter and Instagram up to date, which keeps their fan base hooked.
Get stuck in
More important than anything that’s gone previously is this number one tip: get started! You can add new platforms later on, and hone your brand and audience as you go. The most important part is doing. It’s recommended that brand social media accounts post every day; more for instant platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
When you’re getting started, you might worry about having limited content to work with. I recently helped my friend get kicked off on social media, and we’ve tried a smattering of content to find out what works best. This has included some cross-channel promoting (ask your Instagram followers to like you on Facebook and vice versa); asking clients to contribute using the #selfiesaturday hashtag; and posting about what’s going on in the salon. Mixing up your posts like this keeps it fresh, and helps to build your online personality. It also allows you to find out what your followers like best, and can guide your ongoing strategy.
I am currently a high school student who is trying to snag her first job at Sephora. I am currently in the process of filling out the online application. The thing is, I have no clue on who to put as a professional reference! Please help by listing some people who could vouch for me when applying to a cosmetic-related job such as Sephora!
Hi all, I want to start a post to track all upcoming advent calendars. I'm a huge advent calendars fan but a lot of the calendars i liked last year can not be shipped to the U.S. Huge bummer.
This year, I'm eyeing on the lookfantastic box, 70GBP free worldwide shipping.
Below is a list of what's in their 2015 calendar.
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Day 1 Moroccan Oil 25 mL Day 2 Lord & Berry LipGloss Day 3 GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment 10g Day 4 RedKen Diamond Oil Deep Facets Mask 30 mL Day 5 REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask 5mL Day 6 Inika Liner Day 7 Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue 25mL Day 8 Bubble T Bath and Body Body Lotion in Hibiscus and Acai Berry Tea Day 9 CULT51 Night Cream 1omL Day 10 NUDESTIX Lip and Cheek Pencil Day 11 Eylure No. 35 Lengthening False lashes Day 12 Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Day 13 Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream (30ml) Day 14 Monu spa Bali Massage & Body Oil Day 15 Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil Day 16 Magnifibres Treatment Lash Primer Day 17 Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara Day 18 Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Toner Day 19 BareMinerals Day 20 Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash 100mL Day 21 St. Tropez Instant Tan Face and Body Lotion Light/Medium Day 22 Eve Lom Cleanser 30mL Day 23 Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion Day 24 NUXE Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel Day 25 Tangle Teezer Original – Pink
Day 1 Moroccan Oil 25 mLDay 2 Lord & Berry LipGlossDay 3 GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment 10gDay 4 RedKen Diamond Oil Deep Facets Mask 30 mLDay 5 REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask 5mLDay 6 Inika LinerDay 7 Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue 25mLDay 8 Bubble T Bath and Body Body Lotion in Hibiscus and Acai Berry Tea Day 9 CULT51 Night Cream 1omLDay 10 NUDESTIX Lip and Cheek Pencil Day 11 Eylure No. 35 Lengthening False lashes Day 12 Jurlique Rosewater Balancing MistDay 13 Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream (30ml) Day 14 Monu spa Bali Massage & Body OilDay 15 Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed OilDay 16 Magnifibres Treatment Lash Primer Day 17 Rimmel Scandaleyes MascaraDay 18 Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity TonerDay 19 BareMinerals Day 20 Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash 100mLDay 21 St. Tropez Instant Tan Face and Body Lotion Light/Medium Day 22 Eve Lom Cleanser 30mLDay 23 Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion Day 24 NUXE Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel Day 25 Tangle Teezer Original – Pink
Anyway, I just pre-ordered.
If you heard any news about other calendars, please comment below. I will regularly update this post.
Ciate holiday set: http://www.sephora.com/mini-mani-month-nail-polish -set-P411550?skuId=1842228&om_mmc=oth-bt-richlinks ...
See reallyree's post, I do not own any right to the pictures.
Sephora favorites: http://www.sephora.com/advent-calendar-P412574?sku Id=1807692&om_mmc=oth-bt-richlinks-2013
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hey, fellow Sephora addicts! i have just started freelancing, and I'm having trouble finding a price to charge people. My kit is all high end, ranging from Anastasia to Tarte and everything in between. the only thing i do not have is everyone's foundation shade. I am still in high school, but i do have an amazing talent for makeup (not to be too confident but what can i say?). How much do you guys suggest i charge?
After searching for threads like this, I was not able to find one that really hit this particular point. If there is one, please advise and I will delete this thread with my apologies. Example of why I thought to create this thread: (timeline below of many BTers during a purchase process) 1. I want to buy a product 2. Wait, I'm not sure if I want to buy this product. 3. Maybe I want to buy this product but I need to know if it's a good product but there are so many reviews and I want a second opinion. 4. What do I do? Well... you come here! Run it by the group... and see what others say about using the product and/or what they know about it. Make an informed decision. Yes, reviews can help but I trust the people on the forums most definitely and if nothing else, I would feel like I'm shopping with a good girlfriend. Let's try it out ~ What do you want to buy but you need a second opinion before you swipe that card!?!
Hello BTers! I'm hoping you can help me out a little with a project I'm very excited about! I teach at an outreach (last chance) high school which allows for a certain amount of curriculum flexibility to help pull my students (kicking, screaming and despite their best efforts) through their high school diploma requirements. After years of creatively filling out course modification forms, I've finally been given dispensation to offer a visual arts and health credits for a makeup/ cosmetology course!!!! I'm struggling to figure out what materials to provide my students with that will allow them to best learn to work with colour and shading. Any suggestions? Keep in mind, this is public school.... my budget is about $75 CDN per student :/ I'm writing sponsorship request letters like my life depends on it! Also, if you have any assignment/project ideas, I'd love to hear them!
I was talking to a job coordinator and she said we don't toot our own horn enough in interviews. It had me thinking... why not toot our own horn over anything positive that has happened lately. New job, left old job, new relationship, got out of a bad relationship, passed a test, found your perfect lipstick, etc. Mine is that I just paid off my credit card and I am debt free!!
I hope to get some input from anyone who has quit their job without having another job lined up. I have been at my job for two years and to say that it's toxic and dysfunctional is an understatement and all the employees can't even comprehend how this company stays in operation. I have developed clinical depression, anxiety, migraines, my teeth actually hurt, I developed a facial tic and even diarrhea (sorry for the TMI). I really just want to give my two weeks notice and quit. I'm 47 years old and absolutely terrified that I won't be able to find another job. If you quit your job, any advice and did you regret doing it? Thanks!
Hi! Recently, I purchased a beige Beauty Blender, and accidentally sat it on top of a mascara wand. I know, I know, it was idiotic of me, but I do not have a Sephora in the area and I have no clue how to get the stain out. What is the most hardcore, at-home cleanser that you know of?
Hey everyone! Thought I'd ask this here as I know a few of us get this option! Will the email be sent out tomorrow asking if we'd prefer a gift card over the money being sent to us? I forgot if it's done the first day of the month or not! Oh, also, what do you plan on getting with your ebates cash back? I'm expecting $69 and some cents back, but if I get a gift card option then I get an extra %% on top of that, yay!
Recently I happened to read an article which says that copper in water can become toxic and increase the risk of many health disorders. It dilutes the blood vessels in the skin . I need guidance in this matter because I was planning to do a big revamp for my bathroom. I wanted to get copper or brass faucets from better living. I checked for the site too but couldn't find much info in this regard. Am I too sensitive and ignore such warning?