Just wondering what everyone's favorite blotting sheets are, and why. Oily skin is very new to me so I never had any use for blotting sheets until just a few months ago. So far I've tried Palladio Rice Paper and e.l.f. blotting sheets. I love the Palladio because each sheet is pretty sturdy, large, and has a bit of powder. The e.l.f. is very flimsy in comparison and probably doesn't soak up as much oil. Would love to hear which blotting papers others use and what you like about them!
We all love second chances. I'm not talking about neglected items & rediscovering *I'm looking at you Vice Palette* What are some products you hated at first, but then gave it a second chance & started to really like it? Mine are: - Too Faced Air Buffed BB cream . Complete impulse purchase in January & I hated it. I hated the texture, and how it attracted fuzz in the jar, I hated the application, the finish, the brush it came with... I didn't return it since it was my fault for purchasing it before there were any reviews on it and seeing it for myself first. A few weeks ago I decided to give it another shot. I still can't get it to work with a beautybelnder (it hates water), but a stippling brush works just fine. I'm wondering if it was just my dry winter skin that didn't like it. It's not a HG product, but I can make it work - Fresh Sugar Deodorant Antiperspirant . At first I didn't like the scent and it dried to slowly. I'm more of a "apply & go" type person. I neglected it for months until I got some of their perfumes. The scent doesn't last long & I was looking into options for extending it (already was using the Acai body cream) & gave the Deodorant another shot. I now apply it before I do my makeup to give it a good 10 minutes to dry before putting clothes on & I have no issues with it & it's now a Summer HG. - NARS lipgloss . The first one I ever tried was Turkish Delight because I fell into the hype. It was horrible; didn't go well with my skin and felt strange. I prefer lipgloss & stains to lipstick so I gave it another shot a few years later. They are now my HG lip product I have so many in different shades that are all pigmented, not too glittery and not tacky. - Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2 . I just couldn't find a use for it. It was too fluffy for liquids, not stiff enough to buff, already had the Too Faced brush for finishing powders... 2 years later it's now my bronzer brush when I'm too lazy to contour but I want an allover glow without looking muddy
There are 2 people that I've come to really respect their knowledge of skin care and makeup: Lisa Eldridge and Caroline Hirons. Lisa is exceptional at knowing how to make makeup wear and look better, while Caroline is equally brilliant at understanding the skin and what ingredients it does and does not need--and she is blunt, straight-forward, and speaks from knowledge, not theory. To follow are Caroline's "Things I Say Over and Over Again". I know a lot of my questions have been answered by her blog--especially her "Cheat Sheets", so I'd thought I'd share with y'all in case it helps even just 1 person. Enjoy! 1. You are obsessed with your pores. They do not open and close like doors. You say they are HUGE - then send me a picture and I can SEE NOTHING. We CANNOT see your pores. The only person that can see your pores close-up is your opthamologist - or your boyfriend. Your opthamologist is looking at your eyes. Not your pores. And if your boyfriend is thisclosetoyou and notices your pores? He's gay. Or not attracted to you. Or at best, rude. Rethink the entire relationship. 2. You overuse the Clarisonic. A lot of you. A LOT of you. You can use it - you're just not meant to use it every time you brush your frigging teeth. Step away from the trendy facial tool and wash your bloody face properly. 3. Nothing good ever came from scrubbing your face with a peach kernel. There's a reason they are 99p. Step away. 4. In general, foaming is what you want Fairy Liquid to do. Not your cleanser. And to the brands: I am unapologetic. 5. Freckles are cute. At any age. You will do damage to your skin trying to get rid of them. Leave them alone. Embrace them. 6. Stress is the key to most flare-ups, whether they are acne, rosacea or eczema. Practise relaxation. And not in some hippy-dippy way. Seriously. See the bigger picture. Chill. 7. Inflammation is the root of all evil. Eat less sugar, take more fish oil supplements. A lot of fish supplements. 8. Natural doesn't mean you won't react. Essential oils are one of the biggest triggers for skin. 9. 'Dupes' belong in makeup and nail varnish. There is no 'dupe' for a high quality, years-of-research-behind-it skincare product. 10. Spend your money on supplements, skincare, foundation and concealer and scrimp on the rest. You will look fabulous. 11. If you would spend more on shoes, handbags, lipstick, jeans or fashion in general than you would on high quality skincare - you will be a sixty year old woman (and man) with a vintage wardrobe and a face like an alligator.
I just placed an order and decided to use the promo for the Vita Liberata tanning mousse and glove. Has anyone else tried this tanning product? I'm kind of obsessed with self tanners right now. Also, how do you figure out what each sample is worth based on how much the full size product is? I realize this may be a dumb question, and I think I know it, but I want to make sure my math is correct. Thanks gals.
To make my makeup last longer at work I've decided to start using both eye and lip primers, but I don't want to use anything that will break my skin out. I've previously used NYX eyeshadow primer from Ulta which worked very well, but the mineral oil in the formula sometimes caused breakouts so I need to switch Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
My Mia 2 began to have a bacterial odor, so I removed the brush head. Well, the back of the brush head smelled pretty bad, which I tried to gently rinse the inner part of the Mia2. But, is that okay? What did I do wrong? I've had Mia2 for almost a year, but never had odor problems AND the brush head was replaced recently too. I ordered more brush heads, but I'm just wondering if i'm wasting money when replacing won't solve the problem. If I am to clean the area of the Mia2 where the brush heads fit, how should I be doing this? Can I use vinegar/baking powder/clorox wipes? HELP!!!!!
I thought it would be nice to shine a little light on our favorite drugstores products. We talk a lot about luxury brands. So I thought this would be fun to explore and see what other people use from there. Mine is: 1. Got2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion 2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock 45 3. Almay Liquid Eyeliner 4. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Smoothing Stick (concealer) 5. EcoTools brushes 6. Tresemme Split Remedy Leave in Split End Conditioning Treatment
This should be fun! I thought why don't we fill in the blanks of what we are primarily using right now. It would be fun to see the variety of answers! Foundation: Concealer: Eyeliner: Eyeshadow: Powder: Blush: Bronzer: Lipstick: Lipgloss: Mascara: Brows:
I've received a lot of questions regarding Animal Testing and decided to start a thread for everyone to participate in. Since we carry over 200 other brands the ones I've listed below have confirmed that they do not test on animals. My research is still a work in progress for brands not listed so if any of you know of brands that do not animal test and isn't listed feel free to add to this thread. I'd appreciate your help with this project!
Our private label Sephora Collection and Sephora Originals (Hello Kitty, Kat Von D, Tokidoki, Tarina Tarantino Sephora by OPI, and Pantone) are cruelty free (meaning that the products have never been tested on animals).
Algenist - http://bit.ly/hEn4Pt
Amazing Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/jGVkuX
Anastasia - http://bit.ly/dmGpFF
Anthony Logistics - http://bit.ly/iuZSqx
Balmshell - http://bit.ly/iMgkIz
Bare Escentuals - http://bit.ly/1nCQQ
Billy Jealousy - http://bit.ly/kiryYe
Blinc - http://bit.ly/kzOLQW
Bliss - http://bit.ly/lcUa3A
Bobbi Brown - http://bit.ly/cbWijq
Body Shop - http://bit.ly/fUl54E
Boscia - http://bit.ly/cRfFcr
Bremenn Research Labs - http://bit.ly/lWN49T
Bumble and Bumble - http://bit.ly/gAJxKy
Buxom - http://bit.ly/du1aJE
Carol's Daughter - http://bit.ly/kDoUPh
Caudalie - http://bit.ly/jsT3Kx
Chanel - http://bit.ly/mC5oRX
Clarins - http://bit.ly/7Zoraf
Clean - http://bit.ly/myjB9p
Clean Scene by Murad - http://bit.ly/kzKmlR
ClickR Skincare - http://bit.ly/f5YBHH
Couture Colour - http://bit.ly/iyasCq
Cover FX - http://bit.ly/kXemXu
Dior - http://bit.ly/aQDYcu
Dr. Brandt Skincare - http://bit.ly/ixsGn6
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare -
DuWop - http://bit.ly/j2deqC
Eshu - http://bit.ly/kJLpZz
Evian - http://bit.ly/lq4Pn8
First Aid Beauty - http://bit.ly/4h8qlr
GoClear - http://bit.ly/vctgl2
GoSMILE - http://bit.ly/jh82vb
Hello Kitty - http://bit.ly/etHHT0
Hourglass - http://bit.ly/4kvSzp
Illamasqua - http://bit.ly/u7oAR
Jack Black - http://bit.ly/khv2yF
Jean Paul Gaultier - http://bit.ly/kWxGM0
Josie Maran - http://bit.ly/dJ8G4F
Juice Beauty - http://bit.ly/kQOiXd
Jurlique - http://bit.ly/h3Myiv
Kat Von D - http://bit.ly/11gvyT
Korres Natural Products - http://bit.ly/6wFIIp
L'Occitane - http://bit.ly/gplsY9
Laura Mercier - http://bit.ly/6qgMu7
LaVanila Laboratories - http://bit.ly/Njj9H
Lorac - http://bit.ly/i8xGgN
Murad - http://bit.ly/kwC46T
Mustela - http://bit.ly/jr3Ylg
Nails Inc. - http://bit.ly/vy8FMF
NARS - http://bit.ly/a5a7A5
Nude - http://bit.ly/kxQCvM
Ojon - http://bit.ly/fdzA0X
Ole Henriksen - http://bit.ly/yQc0y
Pangea Organics - http://bit.ly/a7oNJ5
Pantone - http://bit.ly/wjXwYp
Perfekt - http://bit.ly/koG34F
Perricone MD - http://bit.ly/jfoMlI
Peter Thomas Roth - http://bit.ly/lzAzSO
Philosophy - http://bit.ly/62mN5d
Phyto - http://bit.ly/qhfef
REN Clean Skincare - http://bit.ly/cEUOqe
René Furterer - http://bit.ly/mJQxnm
Rosebud Perfume Co. - http://bit.ly/8bnUYY
Skyn Iceland - http://bit.ly/kl43xa
Smashbox - http://bit.ly/cV7R0g
Stila Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/7ireI4
Tarina Tarantino - http://bit.ly/aFKqVZ
Tarte - http://bit.ly/9z2JWF
TheBalm - http://bit.ly/abcoqx
Thierry Mugler - http://bit.ly/kmFbU7
Too Faced Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/mimfHa
Urban Decay - http://bit.ly/kMsQFE
Zirh - http://bit.ly/jsbjGP
I hope this helps everyone!
P.S. I will be updating this list as 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.
I have twin girls who are half black/white and have unbelievably curly THICK hair. They are only 4 and it is so hard to get them to sit and let me comb through it and style it. I have heard about Carols Daughter products being good for their style of hair... any other suggestions before I put out $$$ for something that might not be as useful as another product? I have been using Fructis Leave-in conditioner up until now, but I have to use about 1/4 of the bottle just to get through their hair. Thanks!
Please tell me I am not alone. I just got done cleaning out my bathroom closet and I have an embarrassing amount of samples. Just an estimation but I think I have like 50 foil packs and around 30 deluxe samples of a wide variety of face products. I basically order exclusively online, with every order I pick my 3 free samples and ALWAYS use a code for a deluxe sample. I probably order 3 times a month but I have placed up to 8 orders in a single month. I am constantly using my samples so I never get around to using the full size products I have bought. But I always have more samples coming in, I feel like I make no progress on using them up. I also feel like its wasteful to not use them or to not order them. Anyone else with this problem??
I use a lot of Korean skin care products. I just turned 26, and I'm starting to get lines around my eyes and forehead. I did some research online and came across "syn-ake" or snake. Syn-ake is basically a synthetic snake venom that when applied to the face daily can have similar affects as botox. It is really mild though, you need to use the syn-ake cream everyday and every night consistently. I looked on Ebay and I found that my favorite seller carried syn-ake cream. So I bought a jar and so far I've been using it for a week and I really like it I also bought syn-ake gel eye patches. I have been using them every night as well. So basically my question is, has anyone else used sny-ake cream, or anything syn-ake related??? Not very many people have heard of it (that I've talked to anyway.) If you have been using it, how do you like it so far? Have you noticed any changes to your skin?? I'd really like to hear from people that have tried it!! Thanks for reading
I am interested in trying this product. And I am just wondering if anyone of you ladies have used this product before or have been using it and does it help your skin with what it is claimed to do? I appreciate your help. Thanks.
With summer almost here & the much anticipated Sun Safety Kit almost out, I was wondering which sunscreen & self tanner are your favorites? Reason why? I'm super fair skinned. I do tan, but prefer not to (since a tan is just skin damage). My favorite everyday sun screen is Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40. It's broad spectrum, which means it protects against UVA & UVB rays. UVB protects you from the rays that burn, stronger mid-day and during the summer. & UVA protects you from the sun rays that cause aging, pesky little rays even make it through on cloudy days (which is why you need to wear sunscreen everyday!) Easy to remember- UVA= Aging, UVB= Burns. @ the moment I don't have a go to self tanner. I tried the Bare Minerals and was pleased with the results. It turned out very natural. I can't wait to try the new one from Tarte! So ladies & gents, what are your favorites???
I've been searching for the sun kit every day and I finally see it on the website And it's notin stock. There is no option to be emailed when it is. There are none in any store within 50 miles of my house. In my opinion, I liked thecase it came I in last year, it was train case and it still holds my nail polishes. I do like the self tanning products but I could do without the BE powder. when will thisBe in? I guess I'll still have to search for it everyday since I can't put in for an email notification. I did add it to my shopping list.
I'm trying not to make impulse purchases & stick to my shopping list, but I have 2 items on there that I know nothing about LOL :/ 1. DERMAdoctor Photodynamic Therapy http://www.sephora.com/photodynamic-therapy-P27422 0?skuId=1302504 SPF 30 & helps your skin? Seems a little "gimicky" But I have tried a few DERMAdoctor products in the past and liked them all. 2. dr dennis gross Alpha Beta® Daily Glow Moisture http://www.sephora.com/alpha-beta-daily-glow-moist ure-P378607 I liked the glow pads, but would use them a bit differently: apply pad, and wash face after desired color was achieved. Otherwise I'd end up a little orange. Any thoughts on these products?
Hi ladies! I picked up my sun safety kit today @ my local Sephora inside JCP. Here's whats in this years kit. PTR Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion Bare Minerals Mineral Veil with SPF (includes a brush) Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50 ST Tropez Instant Glow Body Lotion Boscia Self Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture SPF 30 Josie Maran SPF 40 Lotion Tartes New self Tanner Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil Sephora Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15 Smashbox Photo Finish Primer w SPF 20 Skin Transformer SPF 20 Dr Brandt Flexitone BB Cream Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad (self tanner towelette) And $16 of the $26 goes towards the skin cancer foundation. I wish it had more sunscreen and less self tanners, other than that I'm pretty happy with the kit.
I love watching these videos on youtube, and thought it might be fun to try our own BeautyTalk version! I know a lot of us are trying to use things up right now. I'm on project 1-million pan practically! Trying really hard to de-clutter and use things up! I used to have a serious Bath & Body Works addiction and it takes up waaaay too much space (haven't bought any in 6 months, woo!) A whole shoebox full! What's in there: Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion, Simple Face Wipes (I go through both of those like candy), Orange Sapphire Anti-Bac soap, Warm Harvest Apple shower gel, random mint foot scrub, Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoo & Conditioner, Murad Clarifying Mask, Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo mini, Kiehl's Orange Flower & Lychee shower gel, Sunsilk De-Frizz cream, Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser, Miss Jessie's Stretch Silkening Cream, True Blue Spa Hand Lotion, Benefit BadGal Lash and They're Real mascaras, Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara, random ELF lipgloss and NARS Tinted Moisturizer sample! I also got rid of a ton of packettes but didn't bother holding on to them. What about you guys?
All the deodorants I've used in the past have done a decent job but have always left white streaks under my arms that made it impossible for me to wear tanktops. Is there any deodorants that actually dry clear (even on darker skin tones) and don't streak on clothes or under your arms? Thanks a bunch.
Can anyone recommend some face cleansing wipes that are good for combo/oily acne prone skin that removes makeup well? I've tried Murad Clarifying Wipes for Blemish Prone Skin (broke me out big time), Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Vitamin C Wipes (good but burned a little) and The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Wipes (okay but not great) so far. Thanks in advance
This may all be in my head, but sometimes after falling in love with a sample of a product (pre-packaged, not the little canisters filled by Sephora associates), I purchase the full sized version only to have the honeymoon soon end. Once or twice the thought popped in my head that I was getting a better quality product in the sample to lure me into the full-sized version, but I know that this can't be true. Has anyone else experienced this loss of love phenomenon?