OH Invigorating Night Gel On Sale?
I just noticed that my beloved is out of stock, but it's on sale for $27...   Repackaging? Reformulating? Can I Mod chime in?   Its still full price on the OH website... 30?skuId=958637
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HALL OF FAMER pinktorridora / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So, I was able to pick up a jar before it went out of stock again. And this new promo is making me think there is some repackaging in the works...   Notice that the ge... see post
Is it possible to buy Philosophy resurface peel's gel separately?
      I've been using this dual phase peel for the last 2 ~3 months and have been loving them  but I'm almost out on the gel (the one in the bottle) whereas I have a ton of yellow stuff left.  I woudln't want to waste and throw the yellow jar out just because I'm out of the gel.. 
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If you don't want to merely toss out the vitamin C crystals, consider making that step just a scrub on its own or even use it on feet, elbows, and the body if you don't ... see post
hi everyone! ! any suggestions for reducing or eliminating stretch marks?
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Personally, I found BioOil actually helped with mine (both stopping new ones from occurring and making the ones I have less noticable), but it's likely just due to the f... see post
Hello, I am writing out of desperation so please do NOT disregard this and help if you can.   So a bit more than 2 months ago I was searching for toners, toners for GLOWING SKIN! I did a lot lot lot of research to find a good one with a big number of positive reviews and a couple of days into my research I found this toner that was reviewed by the community on Sephore!! (THANK YOU GUYS AT SEPHORA AS ALWAYS!!). But here is the very sad part. I fantasized about having the product day in day out and even had a routine ready which I would follow when I finally had the product but 6 weeks down the track when I finally wanted to order the tonner I HAD FORGOTTEN ITS NAME. I tried rigorously to find the product for literally HOURS every night 2 weeks straight and had no luck what so ever. I hate my self for it and I will never be able to forgive my self if I don’t find it. That’s how much I need it and that’s how much it means to me.   IF YOU LADIES WHO ARE READING THIS CAN HELP ME WITH THE NAME I WILL BE FOREVER INDEBTTED TO YOU aAND WILL LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.   So about the product, I do remember a couple of things. It was a WHITE bottle with a GOLDEN/YELLOWISH cap (has a really posh and expensive look to it!! All their products are like that white with golden caps). The BRAND NAME was the name of the CREATOR, the skin cosmetician himself, for example OLE HENRIKSEN (it’s the brand name and the name of the skin cosmetician who created it). The brand name was a EUROPEAN one…… It sounded more FRENCH if anything. It wasn’t one of the main stream ones we all know off like Loral Paris or Maybelline. The PRICE TAG was EXPENSIVE. Can’t really remember what it was but I think it was $100 and over. Probably the most important aspect I remember about the toner was the fact that it had OVER A THOUSAND REVIEWS and had a FOUR AND A HALF STARS rating. So it was reallllllyyyyy good   Once again please help me! I know and clearly understand that it is not your job to find it for me but I have tried EVERYTHING and this is my last HOPE.
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if you have an account look under my beauty bag and then purchases.Should be there see post
Gift from Sephora & Kate!
The UPS guy dropped this off today. Anyone else get this? Its a thank you from Kate Somerville for participating in her chat on BT!   Kate, if you can see this...THANK YOU!!!
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HALL OF FAMER chocopudding / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got this too. It's really generous of Kate to send us these samples. I've been dying to try Exfolikate too. :) see post
A review reader's pet peeves
So most of you have probably seen the thread about Benefit reviewing there own product with 5 stars. That got me thinking about some reviewing habits I hate.   1. Rating something poorly because the shopper bought the wrong color.  This is my #1 annoyance because I see it so often. They'll have no complaints about the product, might even love how it works, but they'll give it a 2 star review because the shade doesn't flatter them.  If a foundation oxidizes really orange, or if the pigmentation of a product is terrible, by all means, give it a bad review. But when you buy a foundation without testing it first, or realize the shade of lipstick you bought isn't as flattering as you first thought, don't blame the product.   2. Rating something badly when the shopper knowingly used it wrong. You know how a lot of people like to multipurpose makeup, or store it in odd ways? It's great when it works, often resulting in fun looks for the home and for the face.  Thing is, some products aren't made to work two jobs. You might have the best lipstick in the world, but it sucks as a cheek stain. Why? Because it's a lipstick and was designed to go on your lips, not your face. Unless you bought one of those products made to multitask, don't give bad reviews because you used a product for an unintended purpose. Same goes for storage. Don't complain that a mascara dries out quickly if you say you've got a habit of leaving the tube open for days on end.   3. Unrealistic expectations for price/quality range This one can be hard to judge, both as a review reader and writer, which is why it's last on my list. Some people get angry when a $5 product doesn't work as well as a $50 product that they're used to. The product might work great for it's price, but you'd never know that from reading the review. Likewise, some people might be over enthused by $50 product that works better than the $5 product they're used to. The $50 product might be terrible for it's price, but the reviewer doesn't realize it because the product is still better than what they're used to. From what they write it might be the best product in the world, when really it' s a waste of money.     If you guys can't tell, I've also just sorted through a bunch of poorly done reviews while trying to research products, so I needed a little venting haha. Does anyone else have any major review annoyances? 
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I used to work at a beauty boutique, and people would return items saying they did not work. What I wanted to say: "Um, it has been less than a week." Much of the time, ... see post
Sephora vs. Ulta - The Verdict
I've been a VIB for a few years now, and my local Sephora is within walking distance of that "other" brand. I've heard rave reviews about their rewards program, most especially about their generous giving of free product with each new level reached and not samplers.   Today, I headed to my Sephora store for the VIB event, got my bag loaded up, and then...went to Ulta. I was actually there to get a tube of NYX lip gloss since I've heard so much about it, but I went through the whole store out of pure curiosity.   The verdict? While Ulta does carry drugstore brands and their rewards are pretty lofty in comparison...Sephora has my heart. Ulta felt too "superstore-ish". No offense, but a little...below...the standard and prestige of Sephora. So, Sephora, heed our call! Amp up our VIB rewards. Tidy up the shelves and demos in your stores (our store is a tad lacking in that dept.). And, keep up the great work! = )
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I was just thinking about this 2 days ago when I went into an Ulta store. I typically only shop Sephora (because I love the place! haha) but also because I think the Sal... see post
What brands should I check out at New London Pharmacy in NYC?
I'm heading to NYC for the weekend and want to check out New London Pharmacy since I hear they are more similar to French pharmacy with the quality of products they have and the brands (including Bioderma!). I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for brands I should check out outside of the usual suspects (e.g. La Roche-Posay, Nuxe, Lumene, etc.).
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A good product for getting rid of blackhead
Not sure how many people heard about this brand.    I received mine last week, actually I see some effect.   
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it is a gel.  It seems that it can dissolve the blackhead like an enzyme.  see post
organic cotton vs non?
Hey all. I am running low on cotton, so I need to stock up soon. I normally but the best deal I can find for cotton pads, but since I have some drugstore credit, I might venture out. Is there any difference between organic cotton and regular cotton? Are there any benefits in buying the organic cotton?
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WAIT Target has organic cotton beauty? What is the $$ and name of the brand? This will be more convenient to me than getting to Walgreens. see post
Animal Testing, Gluten & Vegan Info
LIST UPDATED 6/21/14 - Sephora also suggests contacting brands directly for more information and details than we have provided here if needed   Hello lovely BTers!! We hear you and we've been working to update the previous post Tiffany did in 2011 regarding Animal Testing. Since we carry over 200 other brands, the ones we've listed below have confirmed that they do not test on animals and/or we’ve confirmed the following brands on the PETA or Leaping Bunny list.  Please keep in mind that the sites may update their information more frequently than we do, but we will try our best to keep it up to date! ch/index.aspx (yes, I posted an outside link, but its for your use & was approved )   Our private label Sephora Collection and Sephora Originals (Hello Kitty, Kat Von D, Formula X, and Pantone) are cruelty free (meaning that the products have never been tested on animals).   Any info we could confirm (vegan/gluten free) are listed below the links.  We hope this helps!!   Amika - (PETA)   Anastasia -  (PETA)   Bare Escentuals -  (PETA)   Becca - (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Betsy Johnson – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Bite Beauty - (Leaping Bunny)   Blinc -  (PETA)   Bond No 9 – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Butter London – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Carol's Daughter -  (PETA)   Caudalie - (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Clarins - (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare -  (PETA)   DuWop -   Hello Kitty -   Hourglass -  (PETA)   Illume – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jack Black -  (PETA)   JINsoon – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Josie Maran -  (PETA)   Juicy Couture – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Julep – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jurlique – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   J ustin Bieber – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kate Somerville – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kat Von D -   KenzoUSA – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Keratinperfect – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Korres Natural Products -   L’Occitane – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free, but they are not listed on either site)    L’artisan parfumeur – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   LivingProof – Cruelty Free/Gluten Free Stylers   Make Up For Ever – Cruelty Free   ME Smooth – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Murad -  (PETA)   Nails Inc – Cruelty Free   NARS – Cruelty Free   NUDE – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics –  (PETA)   Ole Henriksen – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Omorovicza – Cruelty Free Perfect   Formula X – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Pantone -   Ren –  (PETA) “We do not test any of our products on animals. Our products are not tested on our behalf by any third party. The only animal products we use are honey and beeswax in the Lip Honey.”   Rosebud – “There are no animal by-products in any of the salves or lip balms. Beeswax is contained in Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm, Strawberry Lip Balm, and Mocha Rose Lip Balm, however, NO beeswax is contained in Rosebud Salve, Minted Rose Lip Balm, or Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm”   Smashbox -  (PETA)   Tarte -  (PETA)   Tata Harper –  (LB, PETA)   TanTowel -  (PETA)   The New Black – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Too Faced Cosmetics -  (PETA)   Urban Decay -   (PETA, LB)   Wen -  - (LB)   We will be updating this list as necessary, since we are constantly adding and removing products on our site. If you have any questions regarding brands listed above, please contact them directly as they may reformulate products and change manufacturers   xo, Mia & the rest of the Mods
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skin40 / FRESH FACE / replied
I'm curious to know how you KNOW Caudalie lied to you about their testing practices. You seem so confident, yet you have gicen no proof to back uo your claim.  see post
Different Canadian Prices of Tria Laser Hair Removal
I noticed that Tria laser hair removal is C$515 in Sephora, but on the Tria beauty CA website, they sell it for C$449 and free shipping too. Does anyone know why Sephora charge the extra C$66? If they sell it for the same price, I will definitely buy it from Sephora, so I can get hundreds points, but since there's extra 66 dollars for the same product, I might gonna buy it from Tria's website.
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Just to update your post,  the price on the Tria site is now the same as Sephora's, $515 see post
Cleansing Water for Dummies
I posted a thread about removing my makeup/washing face with dry skin a while back. A lot of folks recommended cleansing water. Also, many threads recommend cleansing water, especially Koh Gen Doh.   So I finally placed an order for cleansing water (Claudalie since I love everything I try by them) and got it. I've used it a couple of times and do like how refreshing it feels but I have no clue if I'm using it the right way!   Currently, I come home and use a cotton round with the cleansing water and proceed to wipe my face with it. I don't use it for eye makeup if I wore eye makeup I use a separate eye makeup remover first (with a cotton ball) and then proceed with Claudalie Cleansing Water.   Am I supposed to rinse my face with regular water afterwards or is the wipeout by itself just fine? I will tell you that I've tried both and the time I rinsed with water afterwards, my face was so dry. The time I didn't, my face had a nice dewy glow. But I don't want to leave it on if it's not meant to be left on. HELP!!!
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Hopefully it works well for you! I adore using cleansing water for my morning cleaning, and then use a foaming cleanser at night... Or an oil cleanser if I wore makeup. ... see post
Celebrity Lash eyelashes
I bought the celebrity lash false eyelashes in the store and wanted to order them online. It seems as though the only ones available online are named after women. I cannot find "celebrity lash". Did they change the name?
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HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
QTY $10.00 rouge free shipping SEPHORA COLLECTION False Eye Lashes ITEM # 1504869 TYPE Celebrity   Are these the lashes? see post
Has anyone else ever heard of AHAVA?  I love their stuff and it's all really, really good fro you as they use loads of ingrediants that come straight from the Dead Sea.  I would absolutely LOVE if Sephora stocked some of their products, because they're a bit hard to find where I am, but I'm very near a Sephora and I think AHAVA's collection would fit in perfectly with Sephora's stuff.  Anyone else second this?  
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You could purchase AHAVA online at Shipping is FREE to all over the world for orders of $40 or more. see post
Tarte sold out to a company that tests on animals...
This is their Facebook status:    To all of our tartelettes: As you may have heard, tarte has recently been acquired by Japanese company KOSÉ. It’s truly been an amazing ride, from the little venture Maureen Kelly started in her bedroom 15 years ago to the global powerhouse we’re privileged to join. Our vision has always been to create beauty products that are ‘healthy treats for your skin,’ foster the highest level of customer service and give back to the community and the environment. By joining the KOSÉ family and adding to that rich portfolio, we can build on what we’ve already accomplished with powerful products and explore expanding the tarte brand in new and exciting countries. And rest assured, we are committed to remaining a cruelty-free brand and will not test on animals. Maureen will stay on as the CEO and looks forward to continuing a lasting relationship with our tartelettes. xo, the tarte team!   While they claim they will remain cruelty free the new parent company KOSÉ DOES test on animals.  So extremely disappointing that Maureen decided to become a big sellout like so many other brands that start out with good intentions but cave into the money. No ethics after all I guess.    I can't post outside links but go ahead and google "KOSÉ animal testing" and see for yourself.      
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Anita Roddick died some years ago.  I doubt her wishes have any influence on L'Oreal.   It's really disturbing to constantly run up against the fact that everything is... see post
Night Cream Ingredient(s) Question
Are these good ingredients for a Night Cream for Dry & can be Sensitive Skin? -Seaweed Night Cream (Mario B.) : Deionized Water, Bladderwrack Extract, Polyglycerylmethacrylate, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Benzoic Acid, Imidazolidinyl Urea   * I was gonna buy the toner from this line (Mario / Seaweed) but didn't b/c I wasn't familiar w/ the Bladderwrack. Bet I'm missing out but I'm not familiar w/ the brand in general! I did see that it has urea in it as well & that is supposed to be a plus, right!    Thanks In Advance for your help! BTW, I use the NUDE SKIN sleeping mask but not every night & was wanting something for in between. I was using Clinique's Turn Around night cream but have been out for a/b a month + & wanted to maybe try this (It got good ratings & sounds awesome).  
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I am always worried about the sources of hydrolyzed elastins and collagens, but I believe his are marine-based. (as opposed to animal, which is too gross to get into). P... see post
New Beauty Blender Launch
What do y'all think this will be?
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HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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wipes, cleanser or liquid with cotton ball
Hello beauties! I hope everyone's summer has been AMAZING so far. Lately I've been seeing a lot of cleansers that remove makeup, and was wondering do these work well, even for removing eye makeup?
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HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oil based removers are best in removing waterproof eye makeup for myself. I tend to use Koh Gen Doh for my face makeup and a oil based remover for my eyes and lips.  see post
Foundation - Tarte Vs. Others
I love the matte look, something very long lasting and full coverage.   I live in DC, extreme weather, humidity and cold. I've heard the Tarte Amazonion 12 hour coverage is a must try. Is this worth all the hype? I've tried Urban Decay, both MAFU brands, as well as MAC and even drugstore Rimmel. How does Tarte compare? Any thoughts, ladies? <3
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Self Tanning Cream for the Face - Moisturize first or Self Tan first?
Hi,   I like self-tanning my face, but should I moisturize my face first, then put on the self-tanning cream, or put the tanning cream on first, and then moisturize my face? or does it not matter?
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Hi, Itlchef!   Check out my response to your question below in the Ask the Experts area: see post
Quality items $10 or under
Any makeup, skincare, body, nail, or hair items that work well for $10 or less? I know there is a page for $15 and under but I know there are some items not on there such as some concealer items. Anyone know of such products with great quality that are $10 or less?
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I personally like the sephora eyeliner and the formula x nail polishes   http://www.seph... see post
Sun Safety Kit 2014- I just bought it!
I went to the opening of a new SiJCP today.  I walked in and low and behold, there it was.  Just sitting there all innocently.  I knew right away that it was destiny.  Without further adieu...       Contents (according to accompanying pamphlet): Spoiler (Highlight to read) 0.5 oz Algenist SPF 20 Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer 0.03 oz Bare Minerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil 0.33 oz Murad SPF 30 Essential-C Day Moisturizer 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen 50+ SPF Protect the Truth Sunscreen 0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth 30 SPF All Day Moisture Defense Lotion 0.64 oz Shiseido 50+ SPF Ultimate Sun Protection Cream 1.69 oz St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse 0.23 oz Stila 30 SPF 10-in-1 BB Cream 1 oz Supergoop! 50 SPF Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil 0.5 oz Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanner 0.14 oz Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder 0.5 oz Algenist SPF 20 Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer0.03 oz Bare Minerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil0.33 oz Murad SPF 30 Essential-C Day Moisturizer0.5 oz Ole Henriksen 50+ SPF Protect the Truth Sunscreen0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth 30 SPF All Day Moisture Defense Lotion0.64 oz Shiseido 50+ SPF Ultimate Sun Protection Cream1.69 oz St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse0.23 oz Stila 30 SPF 10-in-1 BB Cream1 oz Supergoop! 50 SPF Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil0.5 oz Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanner0.14 oz Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder I'm most excited for the Algenist, Murad, and Supergoop! because those are all brands I've been meaning to try.  For those three alone, I got a good deal even if I give the rest away.    What does everyone else think?  Is it what you were hoping for?  Whose gonna get it?  
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I can't believe this but I was visiting my parents this weekend and the Sephora at their mall had a TON of these left! I almost squealed with delight when I saw it! I gr... see post
Have you heard of or shopped at The Cosmetics Company?
I've shopped at the outlets hundreds of times but never stopped into this store. Tonight I decided to browse around and had no idea they carried brands like Mac, Smashbox, Originis, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique. The prices were pretty good. I noticed the Smashbox hydrating primer I normally pay $42 was only $24.   Has anyone shopped there? I'm curious if these are old expired products.
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Hmmmm...a while ago I went to one.  I don't think the discounts can match most of the ones that come up with the specials you can get online and it's older products anyw... see post
Sephora and LORAC
So as we all know, Sephora has not carried LORAC products for quite some time now. Does anyone know why this happened, and why they have not been brought back at any point? It's not as if LORAC dropped off of the face of the earth, either...they are still a fairly prominent cosmetics just baffles me why Sephora doesn't carry LORAC products. Can anyone answer my questions on this? Thanks!
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Nordstrom also carries NYX, so I don't know what's wrong with having LORAC at Sephora.  see post
Check Your Bottles
just came across this post on Reddit in /r/tifu, original post by viva-c   "So one of my favorite makeup products is this makeup setting spray As you can see, the bottle is opaque. I use the product every day after I put on my makeup. I recently started running low and it wasn't spraying as good, so I took off the cap to look inside the bottle and see how much I had left. THERE WAS A SH*T TON OF MOLD GROWING INSIDE THE BOTTLE. I have been spraying mold on my face for an unknown amount of time but probably weeks. Your life can always be grosser than it currently is. If you didn't spray mold on your face today, be grateful."   edited for outside link and profanity.  May want to regularly check the inside of opaque bottles, especially this one if it wasn't end user error and was a batch issue.  YUCK!
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I was just going to post about this! After inspecting my other bottle, I threw it in my "empties" drawer. And then I went and bought a new bottle. I opened it, and, the ... see post
Anastasia contour kit gone?
Has anyone noticed that the Anastasia contour kit is not listed on the Sephora website anymore? At least I can't find it when I search for it. Just curious. 
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it was LE? I had no idea! Glad I got mine. I have a friend who wants it but was waiting till the fall. I guess she better get it.  see post
Not cool, Sephora, where are the sheet masks?!?!
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! How DARE you discontinue my favorite sheet mask again?!? First it was When Snow Angel, and now all 6 regular Karuna masks are gone from the website.     I don't understand. I just don't understand who is making these decisions. The Karuna mask wasn't even on the website for more than a couple months and it's gone. It's not even LE, and what's the point of writing a review on Sephora if the product is going to be gone in a couple months?!?! I know I'm losing interest in BT/Sephora, but I'm SO breaking up with you! Grrr!   *rage eating oreo ice cream + peanut butter*   ps. Don't bother recommending an alternative. I tried the Sephora , SK-II, Wei, Shiseido and others. No. I'm gonna go get me some Karuna from Beauty dot com now.
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I totally understand what you mean .. I soo hate it too when fave products disappear and then never come back. Sometimes I wish Sephora will send out an email about item... see post
Has anyone ever heard of or tried : Bioelements (Stress Solution) ?
Hello Everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this brand , specifically the  Bioelements Stress Solution?  Just wondering b/c I have never heard of it. I bought a serum type lotion from FAB (FAB Anti-Redness) a/b a month + or so (haven't tried it), & have since read some new reviews and so on  that make me think it's not gonna work out. So, I'm looking for a replacement here (maybe the 3 Little Wonders Set or the PTR Set, idk which would be best) & this just caught my eye while checking my E-mails.  Any thoughts or experience w/ Bioelements? Thanks in advance!
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Will my GlamGlow dry up?
Hi everyone! I've been dying to try the GlamGlow supermud clearing treatment for the longest time and yesterday I found it at Marshall's. It was a set with a full sized supermud and a .5oz youthmud for $40, which I was psyched about!    I wanted to finish the mask I'm currently using so I was thinking of waiting a month or two before opening either of the GlamGlow masks, so my question is: if I don't open the seal on the jar, will my masks dry up if I hold off on using them for a little while? 
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That's what I thought/was hoping to hear. Thanks!  see post