Okay ladies, I noticed something SO weird while browsing around the christmas gift set area today at my local Walmart. I recently purchased the Sephora Rose Gold Mineral Brush Set on sale at Sephora for $29, so I know exactly what it looks like in person and online. I've felt and played around with the brushes and I'm positive I've found the EXACT same set at Walmart for $14.. right down to the details and texture of the travel case. The only thing is it isn't labeled at Sephora, theres no silver hardware on it that says so, but i opened the package and saw the exact same brushes right down to the colour and size of the same set i have and payed double the price.. and originally double THAT price! How insane is that.. I've attached pictures to show you. NOT cool. Here is the brush set on sale at Sephora now: http://www.sephora.com/rose-gold-mineral-brush-set -P309107
Tons of ELF gift sets at Big Lots today. Super cheap to begin with and on top of that they were discounted. Good stocking stuffers for those that like ELF. The large sets at the bottom were $10 and on sale for $7.75.
Do not purchase anything from b2bitems on ebay! Some of the older members may remember, I posted a picture of my makeup case (Acrylic) that my husband bought me for an anniversary present. Well 4 months after it arrived, it cracked. I took pictures of the item and sent it to the seller and they told me to send it to them and they would replace the base (I took the drawers out and sent the base to them. I asked them if there was anything I needed to do (include an invoice, anything). they said just send the case. Well I contacted them a few days after I saw that it had arrived at their warehouse. They sent me a few pictures and said that USPS cracked it in 4 places and that USPS will have to reimburse me and then I can place another order for another case. and that I should have sent it in two boxes (like it had originally been shipped to me with bubble wrap) They never made that clear and I had even asked them what I needed to do. WTheck!! What scammers! I had asked them what they wanted me to do- they never said to package it in two boxes and wrap it in bubble wrap (I packed it in one box with bubble wrap). I should have known something was wrong from the beginning when they kept blaming me that the case broke and said I used cleaning products on it (which I absolutely did NOT do and I made that crystal clear to them). They just kept responding that I must have. Now they offer to send me back my completely smashed case. that's it. how do I know they didn't smash it in their warehouse? Lesson: DO NOT BUY FROM b2bitems on ebay If you are looking for a large acrylic case DO NOT buy from b2bitems. they are dishonest.
Beauty Choice dot com has GLAMGLOW Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask Tube .5 oz TWO for $9.95!!! That size is normally $19.95 each. I apologize ahead of time for the enabling and those on no-buy. http://www.sephora.com/youthmud-tinglexfoliate-tre atment-P375741?skuId=1463801
I was in a Sephora today and spotted this gorgeous jar! It's a new hydrating mask from our beloved GlamGlow. And the smell? OMG it's heaven. I just looked it up and it is releasing in January. Maybe the store I was at was overzealous with their shipment?
I've compiled a list of gluten-free beauty products available on sephora.com.
Gluten: Gluten is a protein derived from wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. There are some cosmetics products labeled as gluten-free. If you are interested in these products look for statements like “gluten-free” or “no gluten” on the product package label. Because of periodic changes in product ingredient formulations and sources, for the most up-to-date information we recommend contacting brands directly regarding gluten-free status of their products.
Pacifica French Lilac Spray Perfume - http://bit.ly/j4LxnK
Pacifica French Lilac Perfume Roll-On - http://bit.ly/mxYWHp
Caviar Glitterati Shimmer Sparkling Shine Spray - http://bit.ly/mg9KvJ
Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo - http://bit.ly/m2VoJi
Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Conditioner - http://bit.ly/kXKjtG
Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil - http://bit.ly/kRwG5J
Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist - http://bit.ly/lujzjw
Nude has confirmed that their whole line is now "gluten-free"
Concentrated Reconstructing Serum - http://bit.ly/GFi0CR
Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer - http://bit.ly/GF2Hya
First Aid Beauty
TOO FACED (with the exception of their Boarderline Lip Pencil)
SUPER by Dr. Perricone
The Healthy Baby Lotion - http://bit.ly/lHc5jm
The Healthy Baby Butter - http://bit.ly/jLkXon
The Healthy Baby Block SPF 40 - http://bit.ly/kWfvxN
Makeup Removing Water - http://bit.ly/zIahI9
Makeup Cleansing Oil - http://bit.ly/zVpAge
Mud Mask - http://bit.ly/xpH5Am
Nars has confirmed that their whole line is now "gluten-free"
Veil Mineral Primer - http://bit.ly/arTfuG
Illusion Tinted Moisturizer - http://bit.ly/l1NSrQ
Superficial Waterproof Bronzer - http://bit.ly/j4dE3a
Film Noir Mascara - http://bit.ly/jDdWsn
Calligraphy Liquid Liner - http://bit.ly/7ZhsDk
Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo - http://bit.ly/mVgoF
Trace Lip Liner - http://bit.ly/khSC9b
Smashbox has advised that the following products do contain gluten; the rest of their line (with the exception of seasonal items such as palettes and limited edition products) are gluten-free.
Smashbox items which contain gluten:
Bionic Mascara (Jet Black), Layer Lash Primer, Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder (all shades), Doubletake Lip Color (Praline, Sugar Spice, Cranberry), Lip Treatment SPF 15
We cannot claim that any of our products are gluten free. Some of our products contain ingredients/source of gluten [wheat germ oil, vit E etc]. As all our products are produced by the same production line and although a very strict cleansing procedure is followed after every production, we have not the possibility to check our products for traces of eventually allergical ingredients in low-value (high-ratio) proportions [parts-per-million (ppm)]. Thus we cannot claim for our products that are gluten free.
Products which do not contain gluten as an ingredient-
All color items except for Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder
Fig Body Butter - http://bit.ly/jeb8x9
Guava Body Butter - http://bit.ly/iqYwno
Quince Body Butter - http://bit.ly/kYgyw0
Yoghurt Body Butter - http://bit.ly/jf7cgj
Evening primrose Eye Cream- http://bit.ly/93EEiR
Milk Proteins Wipes - http://bit.ly/iymyf6
Pomegranate Balancing Moisturizer - http://bit.ly/kHBzNr
Pomegranate Cleansing Mask - http://bit.ly/mf83Na
Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily and Combination Skin - http://bit.ly/debj4C
Thyme Honey Cream - http://bit.ly/ld41fh
White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser - http://bit.ly/d1B8pE
Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizer SPF 6 - http://bit.ly/kHLuat
Wild Rose Mask - http://bit.ly/BIYon
Yoghurt Mask - http://bit.ly/lQF1Uh
As an additional precaution, you should start reading the fine print on labels.
Avoid any product with these ingredients:
avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, cyclodextrin, dextrin, dextrin palmitate, hydrolyzed malt extract, hydrolyzed oat flour, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed wheat flour, hydrolyzed wheat gluten, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein/PVP Crosspolymer, hydrolyzed wheat starch, maltodextrin, secale cereale (rye) seed flour, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract, triticum vulgare germ oil, triticum vulgare gluten, triticum vulgare starch, wheat amino acids, wheat germ glycerides, wheat germamidopropalkonium chloride, wheat protein, wheatgermamidopropyl ethyldimonium ethosulfate, and yeast extract.
P.S. I'll be modifying this list as items are constantly being added and taken off our website. Feel free to add othe items I may have missed. This is still a work in progress.
I heard from a Sephora skincare expert that Boscia is expanding their Tsubaki line. Came home and noticed a couple new products on the website... http://www.sephora.com/tsubaki-cleansing-oil-gel-P 384108?skuId=1565118 http://www.sephora.com/tsubaki-deep-hydration-slee ping-mask-P384109?skuId=1565126
I'm not sure if this is enabling or not? Just thought I'd mention that there is a FB group called Julep Swap where you can swap colors, buy and sell etc. Lots of girls there that make their own Indie colors and sell them too. *Disclaimer* It's not my group so I'm not promoting anything. Just thought I'd mention it.
I was wondering if a mod could please help me When will the Nars Ita brush #21 come back in stock? I've been wanting this brush for a while now and I'd prefer to purchase it from Sephora. I talked with Nordstrom's and they aren't planning on carrying it anymore ( muuuwahhhh I'm not sure if NARS is discontinuing this brush… Seems unlikely as it's really popular.
Hi friends, I've decided to take the plunge and purchase some of these beauties. Anyways, I'm fair skinned (please note- pale as a ghost), with freckles (not sure if that matters?) red hair and brown eyes. Which ones would work best for me? Thanks all!
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 went to my local Sephora today and saw a bunch of NEW Sephora Favorites sets! Well at least, I believe they're new. I've only been a Sephora addict for a few months now. They are an essential oils set (face oil, hair oil, cleansing oil, body oil), set of 5 Sephora brand eyeliners, a new Favorites set, and a set of "glow" products like bronzers and High Beam. What new sets have you spotted recently and which are catching your eye?
I have this same problem with the Naked 2... I feel like all of the colors just get really muddy when you try to use them together. Anyone feel the same and/or have any suggestions? It's so much money that I feel like if I really don't love it, I'm just going to return it.
I was wondering what other people use to wash their pretty faces (besides Clarisonic). For a few years now, I use rolled cotton from the drug store for removing face masks. I just got turned onto muslin cloths as they feel slightly more exfoliating and not as messy (for cream cleansers). I'm scared of using cotton wash cloths on my face because of laundry detergent (even though I use a natural detergent) - maybe I'm paranoid. So what works for you?
As a student seeking to pursue art as a major and a makeup junkie, I've come to share with you how I mix the best of both worlds. First up; THE NIJI ROLL! I use this to carry my paint brushes and color pencils around, so I figured it would work very well as a makeup brush carrier too! Sadly, the slots are a bit small for kabuki brushes though I think I'll use this to also carry my mascaras, eyeliners, lip liners, and anything else narrow or pencil like. Now I've also seen this hype on the beauty blender hard brush cleaner. The first time I saw that I thought it was just an overpriced version of The Master's Brush Cleaner. I love it. It can somehow strip the oil off of a paintbrush when turpentine could not, yet still condition the brush. If you need to reshape your brush, you can keep the soap in your brush, let it dry the way you wanted it to be shaped, and wash it again after a day or two. And those blockbuster carrier cases that cost almost 200$? I swear to god this works almost exactly the same way. Or any carrier case actually. I'm pretty sure you can use art brushes as makeup brushes as well; some of them are very soft and durable. They're not cheap, but at least they don't cost 20$ a brush. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm going to go find an angled shader and liner brush for eyelining and a small sablette for the lips. Of course these wouldn't be the prettiest things in your vanity, but they're great if you want to save a dollar to spend more on actual makeup. These are all I can think of for now. I'll post more when I get other flashes of inspiration.
the past two years I've been using CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Intense For Very Dry To Dry Combination Skin however it's ingredients on sephora do show what it's formulated with out like harmful chemicals. I'm slowly doing research. It just so much haha>.<. Clinique has been the only moisturizer that does not break me out but I'm still a little ify on its chemicals. can anyone enlighten me(: or have suggestions? And great moisturiser? I'm on empty and wad going to pick up another moisture surge.
Hey, I was wondering if anyone has tried this kit and has some feedback about it. I have only tried a sample lipstick from KVD before, so I don't know much about her products. I really love the palette. Do the purples come out pigmented? Are the other products good?