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.
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?
Ok, so I know there's at least a few Whovians wandering around here, so I'm thinking we need a place to discuss our beloved show, rant about the writing, and fight over who's the best doctor. So. Saturday's episode (Nov 21) -- who saw it??! I'm dying to talk about it! EDIT: And just one little disclosure I want to add: Read this thread at your own risk! Spoilers everywhere!!!
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.
Before I say anything- this post is going to be totally off topic and not about makeup at all! I thought it would be nice to express our love for our pets, and maybe even pictures, too! To start off, I used to be a dog person-- years ago.... But my whole perspective changed when a completely mellow nourished(not exaggerating!) female cat wandered in our backyard, hungry and hot. (This was in the summer of 2012) I still remember the poor kitty that was shaking as she ate a can of tuna and a bowl of milk because she was so hungry... Did I forget to mention that she was also a pregnant cat? Without a doubt I grew to love that cat, and I never thought in a million years that I would now be a cat person! But it doesn't stop there... We took that stray cat in, (after vet check up-shots- etc) and named her Olive. (People always ask me why we named her that- but she has these big beautiful eyes that look almost like olives!) About a month later she had kittens-- 7 to be exact.. Unfortunately one of them was a runt and wasn't even fully developed- and after many attempts to feed it by hand, and through many tears, and a few days- the kitten died. The rest of the 6 kittens were so stinkin' adorable and one of the best experiences I've ever had to take care of as far as animals are concerned! They were so cute- it was so amazing to see them grow and change and learn new things.. We named them all too, even though we didn't attempt to keep all of them! (We as in my family- I still live at home with my parents and siblings) Samuel, (male) Marty,(male), Charlie (male), Titus(male) Gracie(female), and Mabel(female.) After weeks of deciding which kittens to keep we final decided on Titus and Mabel. When the kittens were old enough to be separated from their mother, we found a great little shelter for the rest of them until they could be adopted to hopefully good homes. After a couple of months Mabel began to ruin our house by clawing everything-- sadly we have to give her away as well, but later on we decided to get Olive(mom) and Titus(male kitten) declawed.. (We hadnt thought of declawing Mabel at that time so it wasn't an option!) Of course I know many people don't agree with declawing of animals- but if they're indoor cat like ours- and if you get it done when they are still kittens(like Titus was) then they should be fine... And yes- our cats turned out completely fine, after about a month of healing. Anyway, Olive and Titus it was; both beautiful tiger calico cats... That's not the end of the story though. Last year we actually had 2 strays- one I will not bother telling the story of because he was suffering from terrible accidents outdoors that led him to being put down- and the other one I will quickly explain. Once again, mellow nourished, black & white tuxedo cat, a stray, wanders into our backyard, a sweet little thing. (GOSH his face is the cutest thing ever!) So lets just say that my family and I live with three cats now... Olive, Titus, and Mittens. (Mittens is such a common name for a cat with four white paws!) I love them all so so much, and they each are truly different and I love seeing each of their personalities! I have to admit that Titus is the SWEETEST cat in the entire world--- and I have to say that it is most likely because he was born in our home. He is so cute- he still meows like a kitten- and is totally overweight. (yes, my boo is on a diet- as the rest of them are, LOL!) SO- after I just blabbed my big mouth for half an hour- I want to hear YOUR story of your pets-whatever your pet may be. (And I do still like dogs- but I'm totally a crazy cat lady now!) Please feel free to share your story as well, whatever it might be- whatever means the most to you about your pet- whatever seems special to you--- I hope this post wasn't too boring, lol, and that you do enjoy it! XOXOXO PS. And as I write this post Titus is sleeping next to me. <3
She is my all-time favorite on a board of incredible people, so I am not surprised she is the first to hit this unprecedented number. Her energy is non-stop, and her heart is bigger than her current heart count. If you love Leah as much as I do, drop by and tell her.
Been a while since I hosted a party, but let's get this heart party started!! Friday is an awesome day for a ❤ party! Plus a new HOF Party on top of that! Congrats BeautyBee92, as I said in the 'Black Friday' thread - at this rate we're gonna be having a 4k heart party for you in no time at all! Thanks for posting all of those goodies to tantalize us, you rock! Hope lots of people find your party here and post tantalizing goodies of their own! **cough - Sam/Jared and Dean/Jensen 💓 - cough** *hope this posts in the right place in The Lounge. Mods, feel free to move if necessary.
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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I don't think that I have seen this anywhere before, so I figured I would start a thread! I am curious what everyone does for a living? I am the accountant for a trucking company. We haul gas and chemicals all over the country! So who knows? I may be part of the reason that your car can make it to Sephora! bwahahahaha What about you?
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?
How do we sign up and how many classes can we sign up for, for free? And does it matter what your status is at Sephora BI/VIB/VIBR? Do times for the classes differ at each location? Anyone attend these classes and how did you like them?
It is my Birthday early next month, I just got my email from Sephora that I can get my free gift! Yay! As a December baby I always have to wait all year to get the gift. Anyway while I was in there I remembered I had a coupon from the Lash Stash sampler for a free full size mascara so I redeemed that. I noticed the lady beside me at the till got lots of nice gift boxes with magnetic closures so I asked if I was able to buy some, turns out they were free! My girl was new so I only got one but I will go back and buy more so I can get some more of those boxes because they are really nice. Then! To top it of I saw these HUGE bags on display behind the counter, and asked if these were the sample bags that came with 12 thats the only deal right now, she said no but they were a 250 point perk. SOLD!! The bag is huge and lovely. But now I want to order online so I can get a matching small one...But then I wont get my gift boxes.. I wish we could do the online offers in store as I am sure we all do. Anyway rambling I am just very happy with my nice little mini haul for free.
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 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.
Hello, I just got a new razor and got razor burn for the first time ever, I dont care about looks or anything I just want the burning pain to go away. I know now what I did wrong to prevent it in future. Just need some pain help.
What is your top desired holiday gift (something you likely wouldn't buy for yourself but would be ecstatic to receive as a gift)? How would it make you feel? For example, I got my own Christmas most wished for gift this year during the sale - a few Louboutin lipsticks. Corny, but they make me feel very princessy and pampered (gorgeous and that smooth, rich formula). Last year, I got the SK II essence and it made me feel more in control, of my skin and even life (I was prioritizing taking care of me). The D&G Sophia Loren lipstick made me feel more exotic, even though it really is a rich pink (not so exotic but Sophia...in those ads....). You? Bonus question: if you could gift one item, cost no issue, what would it be? I'd take my kids to visit the farm my dad and his mom grew up in...overseas.
Very off-topic, but the primary reason I haven't been as active on BT for the past six months is that I have a six month old baby! Anyway, like every mother, I think he is the cutest. And, being a dork, I entered him into Gerber's 2015 Baby Photo Search. If anyone is inclined to vote for this cutie, you can do so once a day from now until November 24th. You can find him in the gallery by searching for his entry id: 146750.
Hi all. For starters, this is meant to be happy, not sad. Hope you'll read it (OY!! After re-reading ALL of this, I know that's asking a LOT!! Sorry in advance) Please share any and everything - your stories, feelings, pics etc.. So, it's 1986 and the NY Mets make it to The World Series and I'm over the moon! There was a long history of Mets lovers in my family, mostly Mom's side. Brief history.....my Grandmother lived with us since I was pre-teen and we only had 1 TV. As a youngin', there were things I wanted to watch but I was always overriden, since Granny always had to watch the Mets. 😠 My argument, "but Mom, the Mets will be on tomorrow night and the next night and the next night etc." (the "but Mom..." = whiniest voice Ever) I Never won that argument. Leading me to HATE all things baseball. Granny passed in Feb 1986, the year the Mets Won their last World Series. I had started watching (and Loving) baseball regularly that year because most of my friends + co-workers did. Never realizing until much later that my Grandmother had passed that torch on to me. 😊 We so wished that Granny could've been with us to see the win and feel that joy with her, but we knew that she knew and celebrated the outcome long before we did, just from above. Fast forward to the present, it's 2015 and the NY Mets make it into the World Series!! Woo-Hoo!! Sadly, my Mom (Mets lover extraordinaire) just passed on October 3rd - but how weird is that?? Granny exits, Mets win. Mom exits and hopefully the Mets will win the Series again. I've been hoping and praying so hard that the Mets will win - what a beautiful and comforting sign, and moment, that will be. (trying to will it to happen) Needless to say, It's been hard watching without her. Game 2 was a total and solitary tearfest. Then our Mets came through for us last night with a big win, what a delight! I know Mom, Dad, Granny, Grandpa etc. are surely smiling. 😇 (sorry Dad + Grandpa, no emo's to depict you) IF When we win, the JOY, LOVE and EXCITEMENT (and hopefully some cocktails and bubbly ) felt in this household, for the first time since Mom's passing, will be IMMEASURABLE!!! Yes, I wish Mom could be here to share in this bliss, but she would be too sick for anyone to feel much pleasure at all when we, hopefully, win. I pray this will work out, what warmth (like a big hug from my Mom) and what a freaky, amazing non-coincidence this win will be. If we don't win, at least we made it to the series........yeah, yeah, yeah - blah, blah, blah.....just like, "It's an honor just to be nominated..." 😄 Yeah, right. So let's hope and pray for a big win to boost our spirits! (and pray for some adult beverages either way ) **FINALLY, for the " MANIC METS- MANI CONTEST" connection. What team spirit mani's have you, or will you, rock for the sake of your various teams? Please post past pics. DETAILS...... **IF YOU POST A PIC OF A NY METS RELATED MANI (old or new or just for me) We can all vote and I will send a $20.00 SEPHORA GIFT CARD TO THE WINNER!! Sound good? (wish it could be more, but things are pretty tight) As there is no final in-store ROUGE Event 😢 - other than the early 20% off - this will likely be my final act as a Rouge, think that deserves a double 😢😢. I'm only at $529.00. I had decided I would get the "Clarisonic Hollywood Lights" that I've been drooling over F-O-R-E-V-E-R as a final hoorah and gift to me and for some healing retail therapy - before the fearfully minor allowance becomes enforced. 😝😝 (By Sibs, not even a fella I could try to.....charm and disarm, from the credit cards ) I flipped when I saw my Hollywood Lights in the SALE section! Clearly, this was destiny, especially w/a 10% off code, so I put one of every color in my cart, needed a moment to decide, then.......fell asleep! 😭 When I woke up.....(using a book/movie title as a reference) it was "GONE GIRL"! Been stalking madly every since. Hoped that purchase and a few gifts and gift cards (2 with makeovers) plus a few needed staples during the 20% off sale might actually get me there. (That is if the sibs don't see the packages arrive and kill me in my sleep! **gulp**) I LOVE being ROUGE, and predict a good 2016 for ROUGES. (This is where you can give a huge, collective, very sad "Wheel Of Fortune" style Bankruptcy or Lose A Turn spin, "aaaaaaawwwwwwwww" to poor little me. NOT!!!!! ) You know that I know, as we ALL know, there are much worse things in life than not being Rouge. (........Maybe. I Say Again..... "It's an honor just to be nominated....." - j/k - I'm such a sarcastic little brat sometimes.) SO..........LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!! As usual, sorry so long, but hope you'll all find the different kinds of beauty in this. Let's turn my frown upside down. 😣 to 😊. ***** THANKS FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT AND LOVE, YOU REALLY ARE HELPING ME HEAL, YOU'RE THE BEST!! ***EDIT - Dear Lord, what have I done? Did I just open a frightening, Halloweenish portal for tons of pics of........'full-figured' topless men in body paint of their teams colors to be posted?!? BE AFRAID.......BE VERY AFRAID!
I am not too far away at all from being Rouge (even got a reminder email about it). I don't find it necessary to purposely become Rouge but if I do I feel it's fine and if not, it's fine. Either way it seems like it's okay. But for those of you that are Rouge, have you become Rouge 'on purpose' (meaning did you spend the threshold just to become Rouge if you were not that far away from the limit?). Do you enjoy being Rouge? Would you ensure you become Rouge again next year or the next? What makes you like/dislike being Rouge? Any other thoughts and opinions you have to share?! Thanks!!!
I've been stalking her heart count, because I took my BT break when she hit 2500. Thinking 3500 was more party appropriate than 3000, I've been waiting. Zpsid91 is one of my favorite BTers, because she has a great, loving nature. She deserves a million hearts, so I hope we celebrate her 5k soon. If you love her as much as I do, drop by and tell her.
I know there is a beauty related Halloween thread going around, but I want to hear/see everyone's costume ideas, as well as past costumes! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I try to dress up every year. Feel free to ask for suggestions/help here as well! Let's see... Halloween 2011: Circus Ringmaster Spoiler (Highlight to read) That was probably the last store bought costume I wore! Halloween 2012: Princess Daisy Spoiler (Highlight to read) This one was homemade, which is why the dress is more of my take on Daisy. The crown was homemade by the Luigi in the second pic. It was made of actual, very sharp metal hah. People kept calling me Peach... :/ Also, I hate posing for pictures which is why these are all awkward... Halloween 2013 & 2014: Gogo Yubari (Kill Bill Vol. 1) I ended up using this costume twice because I didn't have time to put together another costume last year. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Face and meteor hammer close-ups Face and meteor hammer close-ups And this year I'm going to be Han Solo. I just started working on it today!