Sephora Show & Tell
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Happy Mani Friday! This week the polish fairy dropped off a slew of Ciaté Mini Paint Pots on my desk, and because we all know I have absolutely ZERO self-control when it comes to glitters, I had to try all of them. Plus I figured you guys would want to see what more than one of them looked like, as we may or may not have a *few* BT'ers who are known for their love of zee sparklez. (See? I do it all for you).   What do you think? (All together now: "Ooooooh, shiny!")   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!   
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  It's All About the Hair -Kris G., Product Copywriter   Whether you have fine, straight strands or full kinks and curls, let’s not kid ourselves—managing those locks can be an uphill battle. Here are a few of our newest recruits to help you emerge victorious from even your worst hair mornings. From taming frizz to volumizing and giving you maximum silky shine, this week’s highlighted newcomers were designed for healthy, gorgeous hair.   Phyto Huile Soyeuse Healthy hair is beautiful hair. This super lightweight oil adds instant shine and manageability to even the most lackluster locks. Just massage it into hair and blowdry as usual to protect against static, frizz, and split ends. The ingredients are 98 percent botanical oils that lock in moisture for healthier, shinier hair.   Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Avocado Leave–In Defining Crème If the dry heat of summer is leaving you dreading morning frizz, this is the cream for you! It defines and shines with botanical oils like avocado and tomato extracts to stop frizz in its tracks. The lightweight formula means hair never feels greasy or weighted down, and there’s no need to wash it out. Just leave it in there and let it work its frizz-kicking magic for soft, bouncy curls.   Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 This unique spray does it all—volumizes, adds texture, and works as a dry shampoo. Get the most out of second-day hair. This spray contains tiny micropourous minerals that absorb oil and add flexible texture at the same time. They also provide UV protection to help color last longer and provide just the right amount of flexible hold for a perfect second-day look.   What's new on the site this week that's caught your eye? Show and Tell!
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Happy Mani Friday! Today we've got two more beautiful new NARS nail polishes that I couldn't wait to try, Night Breed and Purple Rain (which might be my favorite name for a nail polish like, ever). The effect of the glittery black over the metallic purple is really quite stunning in person, although it was a challenge to photograph (#nailbloggerproblems). What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!  
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Full disclosure, BTers: I don't wear self-tanner (on account of me already being brown and all). However, I am crazy about sun safety (my friends know me as the one-piece, big hat wearer sitting in the shade when they're all galavanting on the beach). So I was excited to sit down with Vita Liberata Founder Alyson Hogg to get the deets on her superstar self-tanning products and to get some tips on how to get the best bronze glow for my self-tanner lovers out there (I'm here for you).   What is your background and what compelled you to start Vita Liberata ? I started the business at 40. In the previous 20 years I had worked in politics, studied for a PhD, been a journalist, a TV presenter and even fleetingly, a model (I’m very tall). Of course, most importantly I am a mother of three and step mother of two. At the very beginning I started the skincare business to create products that would act like a really brilliant multi-vitamin tablet, but for the outside rather than the inside of the body! The tanning part of the business came later and was in response to requests I was getting from many pale Irish friends, and in particular my assistant Cherith, who were desperate for a great tan without the long list of issues such as smell, tackiness, streaking and patchy fad. So I got in the lab and swore I would fix all the issues associated with sunless tanning, or I wouldn’t be making tan. Thankfully we managed to fix them all, so I brought the range to market, it completely sold off the shelves, and now here I am…the tan lady!   What sets Vita Liberata apart from the other self-tanners in the market? The technologies, the highly natural formulations, and of course, the result! pHenO2 technology offers the world's longest lasting tan (up to 4 times longer than regular tans), Moisture Locking technology gives 72 hour hydration and Odour Remove™ technology ensures absolutely no smell from your tan. Vita Liberata tans are designed to treat the skin while tanning it, with organic ingredients that condition, soothe and fight signs of aging. They are also completely non-toxic with no parabens or alcohol, for the most stunning tan result and an even fade like you would expect from a natural suntan.   Talk to me about the new Rapid Tan 1-3 hour tanner. What makes it so cool? How do you use it to get the best results? Rapid Tan Mousse is unique as it allows you to choose your shade and enjoy a perfect, flawless tan in as little as 1 hour! For me personally, I love that when I'm in a hot climate and need to stay inside with Air Con on as my tan develops, this works. I can wake up, apply Rapid, have my breakfast and catch up on some emails before showering after an hour or two to be left with a gorgeous, natural glow. Rapid also has a stunning, transfer resistant, instant bronzing guide colour which has proved very popular with girls in California. It allows you to see where your tan is being applied, looks completely natural and dries instantly so you can wear it out immediately if you choose to. With Rapid, shower after 1 hour for a sunkissed glow, 2 hours for a medium tan, and wait 3 hours or more for a lusciously dark result.   What would you say is the best product for newbies who want to try a tanning product but are afraid they’re going to look orange? Any Vita Liberata product will guarantee a non-orange, natural looking tan so that's not something to worry about! But for newbies, I would recommend a tinted tan so you can see where you are tanning – that means no accidental white bits! A mousse tanner is also a great option as it is incredibly easy to apply and dries really fast, minimising the risk of mistakes. Our pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse in Medium is the best choice. With pHenO2 technology, it works with your skin to give a completely natural colour while conditioning the skin. If you only need 4-7 days from your tan, just apply it once for the most simple tanning experience.   Talk a little about your sun-safety philosophy? Why is sun-safety so important? Sun safety is extremely important as we need to take care of our skin from a young age. With my background in skincare, it has always been an important aspect of the business to me and has remained a top priority in our current and future product innovations, with the development of SPF products, and our Skin Respect Anti Age Skincare and Tanning line earlier this year. I established Vita Liberata to create a luxury self-tanner with unique skincare benefits that truly delivered so that busy people like myself could enjoy natural looking colour through products that actually cared for the skin, rather than risking sun damage to achieve a tan. Practically in the sun, always sit under shade, wear a big hat and never stray far from SPF Factor 50 - especially for the face and décolleté!   Okay, so you’re the expert. Give us some self-tanning tips; what’s the best way to get a beautiful, natural looking glow? Exfoliate your body before applying tanner as this allows you to achieve the most even tan result, but avoid body scrubs with essentials oils and cream-based shower gels. A Tanning Mitt is ESSENTIAL! It's the best way to apply self-tanner to ensure that you consistently receive a streak-free finish and avoid having self-tanner stains on the palms of your hands!   DO NOT MOISTURIZE within 12 hours prior to tanning with our products. Moisturizer or cream soaps can leave a residue film on the skin that can block development and affect the evenness of your tan, and not in a good way! Long circular motions are the best way to apply a self-tanner. You don't need to rub it in – you aren't a piece of furniture! The actives will naturally absorb on contact.   YOU MUST WIPE KNUCKLES, knees, elbows and ankles with a slightly damp cloth after tanning to make sure that these areas don’t go too dark. For the best results, stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and up your intake of leafy green vegetables like spinach. Not only will this benefit your tan, but you'll also feel better too!  
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  It's Live Chat day BeautyTalk! Today we're chatting with Mischa G., a Bb. stylist with all kinds of awesome professional hair advice to give. The chat starts at 12 pm PST, but as usual I'm opening it up early for BT'ers to get their questions in.    So go here to ask a question!>  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Ch at-Live-with-Bumble-and-bumble/m-p/1560142   (Make sure follow the link above to get to the live chat thread. If you post your question here Mischa won't see it!)    
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  Commuter Beauty -Lauren P., Product Copywriter   I’m always headed somewhere—to work, on a last-minute trip, to the gym, out to happy hour…whatever the case, here are a few new favorites that leave me feeling prepared (and looking prepared) for anything while on the go.   Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation Between traffic jams, smog, and daily stress, my face sees it all, so I like to protect it from the elements. Perfect for controlling shine, this new liquid foundation from Yves Saint Laurent achieves soft-matte coverage that lasts up to 24 hours—leaving skin with a lightweight, flawless finish.   Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream Even in a hurry, this champion eye cream is a must-have for facing a busy day, and is the perfect tool for strengthening the delicate skin around eyes. Formulated with Persian silk tree extract and microalgae oil, it supports firmness all around the eye area, improves illumination, and leaves skin nourished and smooth—so you can flaunt a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed look all day long.   Tarte Deluxe Cheek Stain I carry too many things in my purse, but there are some things I can’t live without: my favorite lip gloss, a compact…and my Tarte Deluxe Energy Cheek Stain. When you want to look fresh-faced, this blush saves the day, leaving you with a natural-looking flush. It’s infused with Tarte’s proprietary t5 super fruit complex™, which supports antiaging, and it’s formulated to work with the skin’s natural pH, leaving cheeks with a pink glow that’s uniquely your own.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
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Happy Mani Friday! Today's look is brought to you by NARS 3.1 Phillip Lim Polishes , featuring Gold Viper, a stunning platinum gold metallic. And because I'm nearly incapable of leaving well enough alone when it comes to nail art, I added Hell Bent and Other Side to the mix. What do think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!  
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  Meet your hair’s new bestie! From the NYC hair care and styling mavens at Amika comes an amazing starter kit for a slew of perfectly curled styles. The The AMIKA Switch Kit™ Starter Set includes a curling iron base with an adjustable digital temperature control, plus the brand’s most popular one-inch, clip-free barrel for sultry, wavy curls. The system also has other barrels in different diameters (sold separately) so when you get tired of the Hollywood vixen look, you can just switch out the barrels to achieve beachy ringlets or voluminous supermodel waves. One styler does it all and takes out the guesswork. (Plus, interchangeable barrels mean you never have to buy a whole new curling iron for a new look, just the new barrel.)   The folks at Amika designed their system with a bunch of high-tech features to protect your hair’s shine and ban that annoying frizz. The 100% tourmaline-infused ceramic barrels produce far infrared heat and negative ions for gentle styling and perfect results. Far infrared heats the hair from the inside out, preserving moisture for hair that is fluid and shiny, not damaged and crispy, while negative ions smooth down hair’s cuticles eliminating frizz. The result is sleek springy curls that will turn heads wherever you go.   The base also includes convenient features like automatic shutoff and a dual-voltage adapter for when you’re gallivanting overseas, plus a nine foot swivel cord for those times when there isn’t a plug right next to your mirror. If you’re not a pro at curling already, no need to worry! There are simple-to-follow five-step instructions on the box for achieving your perfect Hollywood vixen locks. - Kris Gucker   What’s your favorite head of curls? Do you prefer bouncy volume or sexy ringlets? Show and Tell!
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Happy National Lipstick Day, BT! In honor of this very special day (we take makeup holidays very seriously around these parts), I grabbed some luxe lip looks from The Beauty Board to give us a little lipspiration.   What lippie are you wearing today, BeautyTalkers? Show and Tell!     Btw, have you check out The Beauty Board yet? We've got some seriously talented folks posting (and some BTers too!).   But I warn you, it's a serious beauty wonderland over there. Don't blame me if you fall down the rabbit hole and don't come out for hours!  
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Happy Mani Friday, BT! It's gonna be a beautiful weekend in the Bay, so I wanted a shimmery, summery mani that makes me happy when I look at it. Enter Mermaid's Dream by Deborah Lippmann, an old favorite from my stash (so I suppose this entry doubles as a "Still Obsessed").  Personally, I think it's one of the most perfect glitter polishes I've ever seen. What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!  
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Happy WNW! Kris is back with some great travel picks for summer. Check them out!      "Summer is coming to a peak and we’ve got the travel bug. Whether you’re looking forward to roughing it in the great outdoors or going five-star all the way (or maybe a bit of both), these new items will help you arrive in style. They’re designed to provide a lot of options without taking up too much space in your purse or suitcase so you’ll look fab wherever your adventures take you."   Sephora Collection All for One: Full Magnetic Travel Brush Set "This travel set has a double-ended magnetic handle and six different brush heads that cover a variety of needs for eyes and face. The brushes attach with a patented mechanism that allows for excellent control. Aside from being fun to play with, the whole shebang fits in a tiny travel bag so it’s ready to go anywhere."   Boscia Tsubaki Cleanse & Hydrate Trio "This cleansing routine to go comes with a mini cleansing oil, hydration mask, and konjac sponge infused with hydrating clay. It’s just the thing for taking off the dirt of the day while rehydrating travel-dried skin. The mask works hard while you sleep to keep skin moisturized and ready for the next day’s makeup application."   Sephora Co llection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette "These tiny titans pack in five complementary shades that look great alone, but can also be blended together. Each palette focuses on a specific look or finish, but they allow for almost infinite combinations. Each one comes with a double-ended applicator/smudge brush and mirror, so you’re never without, and they’re small enough to pack one for a day look and one for night."   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
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Happy Mani Friday! This Friday I'm back with another edition of Still Obsessed , this time with Butter London's The Old Bill . I'm a flat out sucker for metallic polish shades, and this one is one of my FAVES. It goes on super smooth and beautiful (this is only 2 coats!) and I love the shine! What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Do you have a favorite metallic shade? Show and Tell!    
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Happy Mani Friday! After all of the festivities last weekend, today I just wanted something simple and clean, so I decided on an easy mani using Formula X White Matter (a perfect, pure opaque white).   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!            
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Hey BT! For today's #WNW, Lauren from our product editorial team is here with her road trip picks. Check them out!     "Summer means impromptu road trips, backyard barbecues, and days by the water. Before I hop in the car (or on a plane), I want to be prepared: hair maintenance, heat, makeup touch ups, and whatever comes my way. These beauty go-tos leave me feeling carefree about my beauty needs!"   Sephora Collection The Vacationer "First thing’s first: Get organized. The Vacationer ensures that I’m set for those random road trips to the cabin or to an inn by the sea. This chic, zippered case (I have the teal one) has compartments for holding your best-loved skincare and makeup essentials, and it’s waterproof for klutzes like me."   Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Travel Kit "From long trips to beach bonfires, I never want to look run-down. Travel-sized, this volumizing, conditioning, and smoothing shampoo, conditioning, and styling treatment kit keeps my hair looking polished; plus, it’s color-safe so that my lightened up do stays glowing."   Verso Skincare Verso Travel Series "I’m thinking of the future these days, and this trio’s foaming cleanser, day cream, and night cream have it all. The cleanser removes impurities, and the day cream and night cream rejuvenate skin and work to reverse visible signs of aging with their Retinol 8 and a Vitamin A complex. I’m definitely packing away these three so that my skin stays looking refreshed from rest stop to rest stop."    Eyeko Me & My Shadow Waterproof Shadow Liner "Wherever I end up going, I never want my makeup to melt off. One of my favorites is this 12-hour wear, waterproof shadow liner by Eyeko. It’s a cinch to apply, and its built-in blending brush makes it easy to create smoky eye looks. Just draw it on, smudge, and go!"   What's new on the site that you've got your eye on this week? Show and Tell! 
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Happy 4th of July! I'm out of town for the long holiday weekend (which also happens to be my bachelorette weekend, woot!), but I wanted to show off some of the awesome mani submissions we get on Instagram from our followers using #SephoraNailspotting.    What are you rockin' on your tips this 4th? Show and Tell!    Wishing everyone a safe and fun holiday weekend!      
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Happy early July 4th! Tracy is back with her picks to help you celebrate the long holiday weekend in style.     butter LONDON Lolly Brights Collection "Celebrate the red, white, and blue this year with festive nails! These high-fashion, highly pigmented polishes are formulated to nourish and protect nails when you’re out and about this 4th of July. They’re long-lasting, quick-drying, and offer a super smooth application and a bright splash of color. Pick the head-turning Ladybird red, and add a unique touch by painting an accent nail the glittery blue Airy Fairy hue."   Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer "One thing that screams Independence Day: bold, red lips. Whether you’re heading to the beach this 4th of July or planning on catching a firework show, this long-lasting lacquer is the answer. It’s audacious, feminine, and sexy. Enriched with nourishing vitamin E, it provides vibrant color and a comfortable, non-drying, stay-put finish. Just one swipe of the Be Legendary hue or the extremely fitting Firecracker reddish-pink shade and you’ll be ready for whatever the day may bring."   boscia Summer Skin Duo "It’s almost inevitable to get a sunburn on the 4th! This year, plan ahead. Perfect and protect your skin with this summer-ready duo featuring a versatile BB cream and a powerful sunscreen. The innovative BB formula hydrates, firms, and soothes skin while improving the look of pores, fine lines, and uneven skintone. The antiaging sunscreen offers SPF 50 protection and protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays, therefore preventing sun damage and enabling you to have a blast – worry free."   What's new on the site that's caught your eye for the long weekend? Show and Tell!
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Happy Mani Friday, BT! Our favorite "Holy crap what is that awesomeness on your nails" brand has done it again, folks. Ciate's Shell Manicure is a thing of beauty, and the minute it came across my desk I knew had to try it!   I was not disappointed. Check out all of that detail! The tiny shells look like beautiful stained glass on my fingers. I am SUCH a fan. What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weeekend? Show and Tell!  
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Summer is officially here, and Tracy is back with her favorite picks to start the season off right. Check them out!     Stila Ready, Set, Summer Makeup Set "Ready, Set, Summer! This summer-ready duo features a versatile BB formula that primes, hydrates, minimizes the appearance of pores, and leaves skin with a soft, youthful glow along with a super shiny lip glaze in Mango. These products will certainly complete your warm-weather look, and the BB is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, so you’re able to splash in the waves or lounge in the pool—worry-free."   NUFACE Lifter Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid Serum "As you guys already know, it’s all about serums! This go-to is the perfect summer product. It lifts and tones the look of aging and sagging skin while reducing skin discoloration due to sun damage, aging, and acne scarring. It’s loaded with essential vitamin C, the powerful antioxidant that takes charge of free radicals and repairs damaged skin, leaving the complexion smooth, hydrated, and healthy-looking."   FRESH Black Tea Age-Delay Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20 "It’s summertime, the sun is out, and the rays are beaming. The most important thing to remember is protection. This powerful yet soothing formula not only protects skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays and free radicals, it hydrates, firms, and improves radiance. Best yet, a potent antioxidant and the world’s most ancient remedy, black tea ferment, helps to protect, soften, smooth, and impart a lovely luminescence to skin."   What's new on the site that you've got your eye on this week? Show and Tell!
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It's live chat day on BeautyTalk!     YOU GUYS. I am so excited about today's live skincare chat. Today we have not one, but TWO phenomenal skincare experts, Ole Henriksen and Kate Somerville, taking your questions exclusively on BeautyTalk.. As a devoted user of both skincare lines, I'm super juiced to see your questions and read their great advice.    As usual, I'm opening the chat for BT early so you guys can get your questions in now, in case you can't make it at noon.    So go ask your question! GO HERE>  http://seph.me/1q5iRst   (Make sure you click the link above and post your question in the live chat thread. If you post if here they won't see it!)
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Happy Mani Friday! It's been a little crazy in Candace-land so I didn't get a chance to post last week, but I'm back! Today I've got the easiest July 4th nail art for you ever. The new Liberty Top Coat from Formula X is a red, white and blue glitter that makes your mani instantly festive. What do you think? Perfect for the next holiday weekend, right?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!     Colors used: Formula X  Beacon , Flashy , Liberty Top Coat  
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"Check out the latest in sunless self-tanners for face and body and get ready for the warm weather. It’s time to show off a glorious tan, but if you were stuck inside all winter (like most of us) instead of developing the perfect golden glow, you’ll love these innovative, natural, and foolproof products that will have you looking bronzed in no time." - Kris     tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum "This gradual bronzer incorporates the power of maracuja oil right into the formula so it conditions the skin and creates instant radiance as it gradually darkens your tone for a natural-looking and streak-free tan. It also has a nice floral citrus scent instead of the chemical smell of most self-tanners."   Sephora Collection Gradual Self-Tanning Body Lotion "Of course, the perfect tan doesn’t end at the neck. This hydrating formula incorporates HydroSenn+™ to give the skin a beautiful golden, natural glow without streaks or a greasy feel. The tan darkens naturally with each application and then fades naturally when you stop using it."   tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes "Want to get the glorious tan of tarte’s Brazilliance™ tanner in a convenient to-go package? These towelettes are perfect for travel and offer a flawless tan to the face and neck without the mess. They also have a host of skin-enriching benefits including hydration, brightening, and antioxidant protection, and come in a pleasant scent for a soothing application."
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Happy Mani Friday! Today's look is a simple neon and nude mashup, and because I can never choose just one color I used 4 (well, 5, including the neutral shade). What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!   Also I'm taking suggestions for future Mani Fridays, so if you have a technique, color, or design you'd like to see, let me know!     Colors used: Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in Porchester Square, Kensington Passage, Bond Street, Downtown, and Mercer Street.
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Happy WNW BeautyTalk! Today our product writer Kris is back to share his picks for Father's Day.      "Father’s Day is fast approaching and we all know how hard it is to shop for that guy! Here are a few great new items any dad would be proud to get, so break the tie-giving tradition and surprise him with something luxurious and fun that he’ll actually use. It’s just your way of saying, “Thanks, dad!”'   FOREO LUNA™ For Men "This high-tech cleansing tool is made especially for men. It features two settings to cleanse and fight the signs of aging. The deep cleansing pulses leave skin smoother and softer, reducing the chances of razor burn and making dad’s face feel more awake and alive. The lower-frequency antiaging pulses stimulate the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and who wouldn't want that?"   Acqua Di Parma Collezione Barbiere After Shave Balm "This balm is the bomb! It’s lightweight and fast-absorbing to provide instant relief, plus its alcohol-free formula doesn’t sting going on. Gentle plant extracts help aid skin repair from shaving scrapes, and hyluronic acid provides moisturizing and antiaging benefits. Most importantly it feels great and is unscented, so it doesn't clash with dad’s favorite scent."   Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Gift Set "Speaking of scents, this gift set from Victor & Rolf features their most popular male fragrance. Bold and spicy, it’s perfect for the sporty dad. This set includes eau de toilette, shower gel, and aftershave balm to complete the experience. Surprise him with something a bit spicy. It might just be good for him."   Do you know what you're gifting your favorite fella(s) on June 15th? Show and Tell!
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Happy Mani Friday! Today I'm trying out a lo-fi look using Formula X White Matter , nails inc. The Perfect Nude , and Formula X Enriched Who says neutral has to be boring?   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!           
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Is it just me, or are brows having a moment? I can't scroll through my Instagram feed these days without drooling over endless photos of artfully crafted arches. Call it #browenvy. In any case, I want in, so these new picks on Sephora.com are going straight into my cart!     Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW™ Pomade I just attended a conference with all of our Sephora Store Education Leads, and every.single.one of them was wearing Anastasia Dip Brow. And they all looked fierce. #sold     MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow Kit I can't be the only one who does her brows on vacation, right? With this kit, you get everything you need for the perfect arch in a convenient travel-sized case, and all of your hard brow work won't come off in the pool!   TOO FACED Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit Tweezers, primer AND a highlighter? This palette is the pocket knife of brow domination.   Tarte The Brow Architect™ Brow Shaper, Liner & Definer Fine, yes, I do my brows after I shower at the gym, too (I basically don't go anywhere without them done, can you tell?). I fully plan on throwing this guy in my gym bag so I'm always prepared.    What's new on the site that you've got your eye on this week (and what do you use on YOUR brows)?   Show and Tell!
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  Happy Live Chat day! Today we're excited to bring back Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of Caudalie ( Divine Oil : My FAVE) to answer your summer skincare questions. She's awesome, so you'll want to chat.   Per the usual, I'm opening the chat up early so our BTers can get their questions in before anyone else. So ask away!   Go HERE: http://seph.me/1mlxoKK to ask your question.   (You must ask your question in the live chat thread above. If you post it in the comments below, Mathilde won't see it. :/)
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Happy Mani Friday! When a slew of gorgeous neon polishes came across my desk this week, I knew I wouldn't be able to choose just one, or two, colors to use (I have the will power of a sugar fiend in a chocolate factory when it comes to beautiful polish), so I just decided to use them all! I toned down this "High-Volt" look by pairing the neons with some of my favorite pastels, and I love the way it turned out. What do you think?   What are you rockin' on your tips this holiday weekend? Show and Tell!       Colors used (L to R): Butter London Kerfuffle , Nails Inc Gel Effect Kensington Passage , Butter London Poole , Deborah Lippmann Video Killed the Radio Star , Formula X Over The Top , Nails Inc Gel Effect Soho Place , Butter London Molly Coddled , Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet , Deborah Lippmann Walking on Sunshine , Marc Jacobs Snap!
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Hey BeautyTalkers! Tracy is back, and she's sharing her favorite new polish picks on Sephora.com (a girl after my own heart). Check them out!     "From chic, monotone neutrals to bold neons and loud metallics, you will most certainly nail the nail trend with these picks. Whether you want to go with flesh-toned polishes or o-m-g brights, just remember to use a base coat and top coat to ensure a long-lasting, professional-quality mani."   NAILS INC. The Perfect Nude "There’s nothing like a classic nude nail. These nail-perfecting neutrals protect, strengthen, and deeply hydrate with vitamin B5 and pomegranate seed oil. Simply apply two coats of the shade of your choice and a top coat for a glossy, chip-resistant, long-lasting finish. Whatever the occasion, whether it be a wedding or casual wear, there are beautiful options for every skintone."   Formula X Electric "This shockingly vivid nail lacquer comes in electrifying pearl and shimmer shades. It dries matte yet instantly transforms with the swipe of a top coat. Use it alone, mix and match the head-turning hues, or apply to an accent nail. I especially love Kapow!, Danger Zone, and Hyped. Either way, you are guaranteed to make a statement."   Deborah Lippmann Summer Nail Collection "Named after dynamic songs that ruled the radio waves in the 80s, these long-wearing, summery shades are infused with treatment benefits from biotin and green tea extract. They go on smooth and glossy, apply evenly, and dry quickly, adding a burst of energy and color to the max. From Don’t Worry Be Happy - orange-a-rama to Flash Dance - electrifying orchid to Video Killed The Radio Star - bombdiggity blue, not only will your nails look fab but you’ll have a blast with the funky names."   What's new on the site that's caught your eye? Show and Tell!
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Happy Mani Friday! I love my nails this week because of these super bright and fun summer colors ( Kelvin and Incandescent by Formula X), and I LOVE the backdrop!   Have you tried one of the new Snap + Go "mani-cams" in your local Sephora store yet? It's like a little "step and repeat" for your nails. You have to go in and try one out this weekend, it'll make your mani look like a super star.   What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!     And if you do take a pic on one of our mani-cams this weekend, post your pic in this thread!  
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Happy Monday BeautyTalkers! You may have noticed that Sephora has been a little obsessed with butterflies lately, and we've got some gorgeous imagery of these winged beauties in all of our store windows and on the site.   Well it's Monday, and I'm in the mood for some pretty pics, so let's share! Post a pic of your favorite butterfly or butterfly-inspired product. Show and Tell!   #PutAButterflyOnIt