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Nude basket promo
Has anyone used the promo code for the Nude Skincare set?  What's in it, exactly?  I love the oil, but hated the serum when I tried it, so I'm hesitant to add it to my basket.  Any help?  Thanks all!
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Has anyone tried Verso Skincare?
Just wondering if anyone's tried any of their products, and what they think about them! I'm currently eyeing their night cream!
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Has anyone tried TimeBalm Coconut Milk Cleansing Face Cream from TheBalm?
I received a sample of this with my recent order from their sale.  It looks interesting.  Has anyone tried it?  From the directions on my sample it sounded like it would be a good makeup remover before using my regular cleanser.  Just looking to see if anyone has any feedback because even across the internet I couldn't find much.   Thanks!
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Major Sale on PTR Products!!
Hi ladies!  Just a quick note to let you know that Peter Thomas Roth is having a massive sale on several (looks like nine) of their skincare items over on their website. The popular retinol serum that retails for $85, for example, is on sale for $24!  So if you are in the market, you should check that out.
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HELLO BT!  IT'S TIME FOR WEEK THREE!   Routine : day : -FAB Daily Cleanser -FAB Facial Radiance Pads (may switch when they run out) -FAB Ultra Repair Cream   night : -Current makeup remover; The Face Shop; Rice Water Bright Eye and Lip Makeup Remover -FAB Daily Cleanser (starting to run out D -FAB Facial Radiance Pads (may switch when they run out) -FAB Ultra Repair Cream -Ole Henriksen Ultimate Eye Lift Gel -BITE Agave Lip Mask   weekly (I'm on low supply): -Boscia Luminizing Black Mask (running out of this) -My Beauty Diary Aloe Mask (Last one!)   This Week's Skindition: EVERYTHINGS GOOD! So, because I love y'all, I feel like sharing my life story on BT in this journal today.  Skip this paragraph if you're completely uninterested in my stupid little affairs.  Today, I finally got to witness someone within my group of friends getting asked to winter formal.  Or at least, that's what I thought.  I was walking with one friend and we saw a poster and a crowd of people so I figured that someone was going to get asked.  Since this was my first time actually being witness to a proposal, I whipped out my phone and joined the crowd.  After a minute or two, I started asking them who was getting asked and a couple of them looked at me like I was mentally impaired, so I asked again.  My homie yelled at me "YOU, YOU FOOL!", and I stood there for another minute or two just going "huh?".  All in all, it took me about 5 minutes to figure out I was getting asked to winter formal.  I'm a fool.     Okay, back to the skincare stuff.  So the nightmare pimple I had last week just went MIA, which is something I'm sure its pimple friends would cry over, but I was having a little party when I realized the little devil was gone.  My skin is disgustingly oily these days though  If I run my fingers down my face, my fingers get all shiny.  I definitely need to switch to using the Ultra Repair Cream at night, and use a lighter moisturizer during the day.  The sunny side (because there must always be a sunny side of everything) of ultra oily face is that I now have a portable tempura frier.  Oiliness aside, my face is pretty clear, with the exception of a small bump that I caught while taking today's pictures Barely noticeable at this stage, and still easy to get rid of, but if I didn't catch it today, it'd probably grow into something I wished I killed before it hatched by tomorrow.  TY SOS journals.  I've been taking a break from makeup this week, although I'm still so addicted that I HAVE to use it on someone, even if it's not me, so my friends have been feeling my wrath this week.     Keeping Up with Skincare Goals:         So far, I've done a pretty good job with sticking to one routine and putting on SPF.  Unfortunately, I'm starting to run low on my FAB pads and cleanser, plus its 2x skincare points so I'm VERY tempted to cheat on my current skincare products.  The new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer I purchased has SPF in it, so I'm covered everyday ^_^          Sadly, I've been neglecting my facials, cutting down on the oily foods (I blame the holidays), going to the sauna (I ran out of tickets!), and I can't stop rubbing my eyes (boring lectures make me sleepy D .        I'm also going to start exercising (or attempt to) since I've gotta lose some weight to fit into any dress -_-   Product Review: There's not much new stuff this week aside from the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.  I wouldn't really count that as skin care though.  I don't feel like it's moisturizing enough on its own, so I do wear it on top of the Ultra Repair Cream. To be honest, I feel like this tinted moisturizer really wasn't worth the price.  It offers no coverage and little moisture.  The only thing I use it for is the SPF.     Stuff I'm Getting (over time): Dear FAB, I apologize for being an adulterous being towards you, but I have a free spirit and a loving heart with lots of love to give, thus I must spread my wings and try other stuff from other brands too!  You know there's always a place for you in my heart of hearts <3  I've had dandruff woes this month, and I'm out of my shampoo and conditioner, so I figured it was about time to try a different kind.  I've put in a moisturizing mask, a blemish control mask, refill on the FAB pads (they grew on me :/), a toner (still not quite sure if I need it), a new makeup remover for when I'm on the go, a new facial cleanser, and all the hair crud.  Shoot...  That's a lot of money  I guess I can do without the sponge, the hydrating mask, scalp treatment, and toner...  or can I?  Enable me please. Making Use of Rouge: I figure that I might as well break up my order into several orders so I can get more samples.  So far, I feel like this is the only advantage Rouge has given me, but I'm feeling guilty just thinking about it...  Do any of you do this?
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Luna Skin Tool
Has anyone tried this?  I'm told it's easier on the skin than the Clarisonic.  Does anyone know?  Thanks!
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SiJCP Custom Skincare Set PTR sample
Just wanted to let everyone know that the PTR sample is a scrub, not the Laser-free Resurfacer serum. I thought I was getting a really good deal. Well, they say if it's too good to be true....
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Has anyone tried any of the Maskeraide masks?    Not at sephora, but I have been eyeing these as [cheaper] alternatives to the masks I have been using.    They have a variety (I believe 6 different) masks, and I was hoping to hear some feedback on them!   Ps. For all my ladies and gents sitting in front of BT tonight, WOOO! Happy New Years everyone!
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Skin advice on Dr. Oz today
For those with moderate to severe acne, cut out (or down on) dairy products. Use an at-home mask with oatmeal, chocolate powder, honey and cottage cheese.   For those with eczema: Take warm, short showers (not hot). Don't use wash clothes, they are too irritating. Moisturize immediately after the shower. Look for products with oatmeal, licorice extract and ceramides. Recommendation: Eucerin Eczema Relief.   Happy New Year and I wish lovely skin for all of you!
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Lovin it!
I found an awesome website where I can get a particular brand of skin care that sephora doesn't carry...and monkey spit hot sauce at the same time! Hilarious ! Totally lovin it! (and my husband will too!! Hehe)
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Pixi Glow Tonic - has anybody used this?
I just bought it & got it in the mail today - going to try it for the first time tonight. Apparently it's raved about like crazy and always sold out in the UK (thanks to Caroline Hirons). However, I haven't found many reviews on it besides one Pixiwoo one on Youtube and a on couple of blogs. I'd like to know what more people think about it.
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Any Alpha-H Liqiud Gold users?
Good afternoon lovely BT-ers! I was wondering if anybody who uses Alpha-H Liquid Gold would be willing to share their experience with it. I've never used a chemical exfoliant treatment before but one of my favorite beauty bloggers featured it as one of her favorites recently and I wanted to get some more opinions before I drop $62 on it (yikes)!
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Shiseido Bonus
Anyone taking advantage of the Shiseido Bonus - never used their products before. Purchase 2 or more skincare products, receive a skincare bonus of your choice: Ibuki, Bio-Performance, White Lucent, Pureness, and Benefiance.  I think Ibuki is sold out.
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Wow - skin feels so soft after using cold cream as makeup remover
This is the first time I've used cold cream as a makeup remover (followed ole henriksen truth to go wipes).  I am so surprised how soft my skin feels and radiant it looks - even in my oily t-zone.   Anyone else use this method?  Are there any other uses for it - got a huge tub of it?
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Green Tea Peeling Milk?
I just bought my first peeling milk! I'm pretty sure it's meant to exfoliate the skin, but I found very little online about it. Still, I thought I'd give it a try.   It's a creamy formula that is rubbed into the skin, then washed off. Your dead skin cells are supposed to come off with it. I just rubbed it on for 20 seconds, then washed.   I think it's comparable to the Cure Aqua Gel, but I'm not really sure how to use peeling milks just yet. The brand I bought is called "Watson Green Tea Peeling Milk." It smells very fresh!   Anyone have some experience with any peeling milks? I'd love to know if I'm actually using it properly!
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urgent help with skin!
my skin is red, uneven, and I have a few breakouts. I need clear, even skin by may 18th ( I have a formal and want good skin ) so please give me good drugstore skincare recommendations/routine so I can fix my skin. thank you so much! bye!
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How does your skin purge when new products are introduced?
So I'm just slowly starting to use retinol things (retinyl palmitate mostly, baby steps), but I'm getting a lot of whiteheads on my chin. Granted, that's where I get oily and have some bumps, which could be under the skin whiteheads that the new products are bringing out, and it's only been 4 days....unless the products are the cause of the whiteheads. And it's only under the chin, nothing else.   So, I was wondering whether anyone went througha purging phase with a product? where and for how long?   Thanks!
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Koh Gen Do Skincare and Samples
I have been interested in the Koh Gen Do skincare products, so I have been perusing their website.  I had some questions about their products and my skin concerns.  I emailed their "Beauty Advisor" on the contact us portion of their website with my questions, and I requested some samples to address my skin concerns, I also gave them my mailing address in the email.  I had a response the same day, saying that they would be happy to send out some samples, and they also suggested a skin care regime for me.  5 days later and BOOM, an envelope full of 13 different samples (some were doubles, but 13 items nonetheless).  So if anyone out there is interested in their products, I suggest you do what I did and hopefully they will be as kind to you as they were to me! I tried to post a pic of the samples, but it wouldn't load
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Is ProGenius Treatment Oil (Nude) good for Sensitive Skin?
I have to say I am the worst when it comes to sensitive skin. But most recently my daughter recommended Nude Skincare. I started with their ProGenius Treatment Oil. So far my skin has not reacted its been about 6 days since I have started using the product. I actually really love it. Does anyone else have any thoughts about this product and brand since I am so new to it.
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Nude Skincare Worth Investment?
The other day I was in my local Sephora and my room mate and I came across Nude skincare. After testing some products and being introduced to this line by an associate, we were dying to try it. So she and I decided to buy  the Cellular Renewal Moisturiser.  I have say just implementing their moisturiser, my skin is radiant hydrated and feels just amazing, especially in this dry winter weather. I just wanted to put my feedback out there. If anyone was on the fence about investing into their skincare I say DO IT!! Two thumbs up! Love this stuff! I can't wait to start using the whole skincare line!
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