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hey beauty's! happy Saturday to you all! I was very curious about the Boscia luminizing black mask since I saw pbbunny97 mentioned it in one of her videos on youtube and she loves it, and ive heard many good things about it. I also researched it and many people love it, unclogs the pores, yaddyayday. anyway if any of you beauty's have tried it, maybe drop a line?   peace and love,skye <3   P.S isn't that little butterfly on the Sephora homepage just the cutest thing?
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Hooray for Dannyc!!!!!! One of our favorite BT members!!!! You give us all such great advice!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Here's to many many more hearts!!!!!!!
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So as of now I will hopefully be starting Accutane in a few weeks. I am fully expecting my face to become the Sahara desert as that is the most common side effect.   So I need moisturizer recommendations. Or any recs you deem relevant.     I just bought myself Fresh's Seaberry face oil, and some SPF 50 sunscreen to prepare. But I'm going to need a night cream for sure. I was thinking FAB's Ultra Repair Cream? Anyone here use that?   Apparently I'm getting a Clarisonic for xmas as well.     Or if you have experience with Accutane please share.
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Hey everyone!   I am so excited, because my mother and I have been gifted a spa day for this Friday! It'll be my first time getting a pro facial done. What should I expect when I go? Clearly I'm not gonna head to the spa with a dolled up face, but is there anything I should talk to my esthetician about prior to the facial? I chose a deep pore cleansing facial, figuring with my combination acne-prone skin it might be the best bet, but I'm a little worried they might use products that end up being too harsh on my skin. Also, how about aftercare in the evening? Should I cleanse, tone and moisturize my face as usual or give it a rest?   I'm so ready to be pampered!
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Hi guys, are there any of you ever tried NUDE skincare? I just start using their oild treament, I really like. and want to try these two products "Advanced Renewal for face and eyes". I wonder if it's worth to try? or do you have any favorit products that work better for fine line? I have oily/sensetive skin. Thank you
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So I was looking on the Foreo website about their products, and stumbled upon their Luxe and Platinum versions...for $6,500 and $8,800, respectively!!! I couldn't believe it! What is the most ridiculous beauty product you have seen?     EDIT:  should say FOREO..maybe I'm in a golfing mood! lol
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Hi Beauties!! Everyone is so great at sharing secrets and product recommendations for faces. I think we need to share what we do for the rest of our body! Scrubs, cleansers, lotions, tips and tricks for the rest of our skin! I love to use up samples of face creams, serums, etc. on my arms and hands. Things I am pretty sure will break me out  on my face will work great for my neglected appendages. I am also trying to be better about using sunscreen on my hands and arms.  I use a body scrub a couple of times a week, and I love Korres procducts--very gentle and moisturizing, non-irritating, natural.   Avon makes wonderful foot care products--their Pedi-Peel pads are a higher Glycolic acid and really smoothes out the skin on your feet. Great foot scrubs and the lotion isn't all slippery. So, come on and share your loves for caring for the rest of you!
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Soap & Glory had a contest thingy last week on the 'International Day of Happiness'. You had to write in 10 words or less, including the words Soap & Glory, why they make you happy. I can't even really remember what I wrote, but I guess it was good enough 'cos I won a 10oz tub of Righteous Body Butter!! I'm so jazzed!! Their stuff smells sooooooo good. (in fact whatever it was that I wrote, I know it was definitely about the smell!) 
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Hi Ladies, Is there anybody ever used Peter Tomas Roth 40% triple acid peel? If I have oily/sensetive skin, is it this one is worth to try? since it's so pricy, I want to get some advises from you all first before I buy it. Also I wonder is peel or exploit wich one it works better for young age?     Thank you!   Bo
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Since I turn 50 this year, and so will my skin, I am starting this journal to focus on maintaining the quality of skin that I have and hopefully improving the damage I have inflicted on my skin for the last 50 years.  I want to age gracefully but not without a fight! If I look as well as my mother at 86 without any skincare regimen (only soap!), then I have a good chance of looking years younger than my actual age.   Here are my skin specifics: Oily - less oily in winter and overall a little drier now that I'm            post-menopausal Pigmented - freckles and age spots (one on face and more on hands) Sensitive - prone to breakouts but no rashes or stinging Aging - only a few lines around the eyes and drooping eyelids which are               getting worse   Current regimen: Morning Aloette Gentle Foaming Cleanser Aloette Oil-free Toner Aloette Nutri-hydrating Mist Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging/Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging/Anti-wrinkle Face Serum Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging/Anti-wrinkle Mattifying Lotion Aloette Soothe n' Smooth Lip Balm   Evening Aloette Gentle Cleansing Oil (to remove makeup) Aloette Gentle Foaming Cleanser + Clarisonic Mia 2 Aloette Oil-free Toner Aloette Nutri-hydrating Mist Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging/Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging/Anti-wrinkle Face Serum Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging/Anti-wrinkle Night Cream Aloette Soothe n' Smooth Lip Balm (has lip exfoliating scrub plus balm)   Once a week, I alternate Aloette Enzyme Peel and Aloette Multi-action Scrub (Saturday and Wednesday)   I often use Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment under my eyes in the morning.  Sometimes at night, I substitute Korres Wild Rose 24 hr Moisturizer and Brightening Cream or Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial instead of night cream.   Skin concerns: Fine lines around eyes Age spots (outer corner of left eye and hands) and freckles Drooping eyelids Occasional acne   Goals for 2014 My goal is to wash my face every night whether I wore makeup that day or not, to improve my diet for overall health and skin improvement, and to continue to search for products that will address my skin issues.   I posted pictures without/with makeup below.
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Who have already used Arcona products. Which one do you like?
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  SKINCARE Goals, ongoing into 2014 Started Tretinoin routine, 0.05% Using Clarisonic Opal daily on eyes, mouth lines, lips Paying attention to diet, high protein, low carb See a derm for further evaluation by the end of the year Post progress selfies, try not to be grumpy with them (see above) I'm experimenting with some products in my routines but only changing one product at a time. Certain things aren't compatible with the Tretinoin or each other so it's a bit of trial and error right now as I switch them around.   Current Routine:   NIGHT Every 3rd night, face: Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, Fresh, Liz Earle muslin cloth Tretinoin mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with Korres Greek Yoghurt Sleeping facial Every other night: Same cleansing + Tretinoin mix on hands, neck, décolletage  Alternate with Strivectin, then  Korres OR La Mer Reparative Body Lotion everywhere on non-medicated nights. My skin is tender/stingy from the Tretinoin if I don't keep moisture on it 24/7. Nightly: Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water and an Elizabeth Arden 2 phase eye makeup remover (Forgot the exact name) Strivectin Hydropeptide Eye with Clarisonic Opal, eye area Korres Greek Yoghurt Sleeping Facial OR Strivectin Instant Facial Sculpting cream +  Strivectin-TL on neck and décolletage DAY Strivectin, then Clarisonic Opal + included Sea Serum on eyes & lip and mouth lines, layered.  I'm likely switching this to Hydropeptide Eye or another serum when I run out of Sea Serum, I think.  Strivectin-TL on neck and décolletage  Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF100+   Strivectin Instant Facial Sculpting cream OR La Mer Reparative Body Lotion (testing sample) Both are heavy for day use, not happy with this step, may need a lighter daily moisturizer under makeup. NARS Radiant Cream Compact (hydrating ingredients)   Things impacting Diet, I've gained weight so my face shape has changed. Solution implemented, I'm back on my low carb eating plan and went back to 3x/week gym routine January 27th. I don't drink enough water at times Insomnia & Stress Main concerns: Weight affecting tone and face shape eye crepe/lines smile lines (2 sets!) jaw contour lip lines (ex-smoker) Journal entries under spoiler cut   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Jan 18th: adding 'Yes to Blueberries' towelettes back in for mornings to gently refresh my face. Slathering with more Korres GYSF if not going out. Patchy roughness on face from the Tretinoin even using every 3rd day, diluted 1/2 and 1/2. Neck, décolletage and hands looking very good, fine lines and a couple of spots diminished, crepiness much diminished. Two more days and I'll have been using it 1 month with a little break for over-flakiness in the middle. I also learned my lesson getting it too close to the corner of my mouth, a crack like a potato chip cut that was a week healing. Live and learn. Low carb diet since January 9th, basically protein, greens and a bit of fruit and cheese. Water intake increased, Caffeine decreased. Multivitamin My bloat is almost gone, a couple of CM gone from my waist which was likely bloat but it's heartening nevertheless. I have a cold so I haven't started back to the gym yet. We have a social event on Feb 8-9 to dress up for so I want to look my best. Recording my measurements with a myotape for accuracy/consistency.   April 8: time to rebuild routine.  Jan 18th: adding 'Yes to Blueberries' towelettes back in for mornings to gently refresh my face. Slathering with more Korres GYSF if not going out. Patchy roughness on face from the Tretinoin even using every 3rd day, diluted 1/2 and 1/2. Neck, décolletage and hands looking very good, fine lines and a couple of spots diminished, crepiness much diminished. Two more days and I'll have been using it 1 month with a little break for over-flakiness in the middle. I also learned my lesson getting it too close to the corner of my mouth, a crack like a potato chip cut that was a week healing. Live and learn.Low carb diet since January 9th, basically protein, greens and a bit of fruit and cheese.Water intake increased,Caffeine decreased.MultivitaminMy bloat is almost gone, a couple of CM gone from my waist which was likely bloat but it's heartening nevertheless. I have a cold so I haven't started back to the gym yet. We have a social event on Feb 8-9 to dress up for so I want to look my best.Recording my measurements with a myotape for accuracy/consistency. April 8: time to rebuild routine.       
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Bar Refaeli (some celebrity, I believe) posted a pic of herself getting smothered in 24k liquid gold with only her nostrils and mouth exposed.   Then there is the 24k solid gold facial...   thoughts anyone?   are these treatments any great? or are these ladies just ran  out of things to try and show off their wealth with?  
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I don't know who recommended this on BT, but thank you! My skin is clear! I will say it again: MY SKIN IS CLEAR! And it's been clear for about a month now. And not one breakout.   It's strong. I will tell you that right now. But I use it twice a day and use a good oil-free moisturizer afterward.   I got mine at Ulta. It's not cheap, but honestly the tube will last forever since you don't need much of it.  
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So when I went to the spring social the clarisonic rep demoed to mia2 on me which I love but she also put a moisturizer the clinique moisture surge. Omg it's amazing! But here's my question I really want to get it but do I use it just one a day or twice? And if only once what would be good to use at night that's similar?
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I bought the Clinique Dramatically Different gel based on some great reviews, but found that it didn't work for me. Once it dried, It felt like a film that sucked all of the moisture off of my face, and I have a really oily t-zone. Then, when I tried foundation over it, my foundation started peeling off as soon as it set, in little flakes all over my face. Did this happen to anyone else, and/or is there an ingredient in this product that I might need to avoid for my personal skin?
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I just tried my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream, and I have to say that's as good as my Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. It goes on very smoothly, and it looks great! It's $9.00 at Ulta. Highly highly recommend it if you want to get a BB cream but don't want to spend a lot of money.
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I have my entire skincare regimen all worked out except for a moisturizer.  I need one for night time that will brighten, tighten and tone my skin.  I need another one for day time that will condition and protect my skin...something with SPF.  I'm set with cleanser, tone, serum, dark spot cream and so on.  I have oily/combo skin and I'm 34 years old.    I would appreciate any suggestions.  I'm also on BeautyLish.   fafi
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  I really like Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum, but am wondering how it compares to Peter Thomas Roth 's Camu Camu Power Vitamin C Brightening Serum?   Has anyone tried both? Would love to hear your thoughts.   Cheers,   Brie
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Being Indian certainly has it down sides at times. I've been using hair removal creams for longer than I can remember. I also have somewhat dark hair on my face (cheeks, sideburns, etc) I used to get the hair on my face waxed off a couple years ago but then I noticed the increasing hyperpigmentation due to the waxing and layers of my skin being taken off. Now that I try to avoid waxing and thread instead using a epistick/epilator or simply by cutting the hair including my sideburns I notice that there is still some hyperpigmentation close to my sideburn area. Which makes applying makeup and contouring especially difficult because of the two tones of skin. I use heavy foundation often but are there any remedies to this issue? Or any products someone could suggest!
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 I was using Origins Checks and Balance frothy wash and loved it. I ran out and started using Kate Somerville daily wash because it came with my Clarisonic.    Its probably me, but I feel if my cleanser isn't foaming and I can't see it all over my face then my face really isn't getting washed. The Kate Somerville is more like a clear gel and looks like nothing is on my face.   I'm sure it sounds weird but I had to order a full size bottle of the Origins pronto. It came today and I couldn't wait to get home and wash my face!!!
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Hey all! I have been struggling with black heads on my nose for the last few weeks. after a bunch of failed things trying to be rid of them. I tried something new today and I think the steps i took are what helped it be so successful. I ran a really HOT bath and put epsom salts in and them let the completley dissolve into the water before i got in. Then while i waited I put glamglows clay mask only on my nose. Then I got in the tub for 10 mins and had to window closed in bathroom and door so it was steamy. and when i got out 10 mins later and washed off the mask on my nose...NO BLACK HEADS! I was stunned! just wanted to share this for anyone else struggling w blackheads. Totally worked for me. 
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BORED. So borrrrrrreeeeed! You know how sometimes you'd have a closet full/bursting with clothe but "nothing to wear"? I'm like that right now with skincare. Currently I'm using a retinol serum at night, so I can't try any fancy exfoliating stuff. And it's really dry winter, so I don't wanna risk flaky skin with new moisturizers. Which leaves masks as the one thing I can play around with......... so far I've tried ALL of Glamglow, Boscia, Wei and Origin's masks. Also Murad clarifying, SK-II/When/Shiseido sheet masks, Fresh Rose/Black Tea, PTR cucumber/sulfur, and OH blue/blackberry. This is literally me right now (minus the sexy air): So, any mask recommendations?   Or is there a new skincare product you are trying and liking? do tell. =)
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What is a good drugstore cleanser for the clarisonic? I currently use Cetaphil since it doesn't dry out my skin and is very gentle. However, I want to try a new cleanser. I'm looking for something that cleans well and doesn't dry out my combo skin. I am usually oily in the t-zone but have dry patches on my cheek and chin area. I am also sensitive to benzyl peroxide. Any suggestions?
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I was at Marshalls getting new running shoes, and I decided to peruse the skincare aisle. What did I find? My Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads for $13.50. They are regular price $38 at Sephora. Whoo-hoo! Made my whole day!   http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=BLISS%20Steep%20Clean%20Mattifying%20Toner% ...
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Im pale year round! And I want to be tan every where i dont wanna use lotion or go spray tanning cause im not turning oragne, after a couple times in the tasnning boothe would i turn tan? BTW i burn in the sun/
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I have been wanting to get into skin oils or serums and am at a loss as to where to begin as to what is good to look for, etc. Here is a little bit about my skin: I get dry on the apples of my cheeks, but tend to have a more combo skin. I get super dry in winter and KINDA oily but still somewhat dry in the spring/summer. I do exfoliate very regularly and religiously moisturize. I don't do much else. I tried my sisters Ole Henriksen truth serum, but it broke me out. All the ole Henriksen products do, especially their BB cream. So my question is this: What do you all recommend? Apply nightly, daily, or both?  I am also in the market for a good eye cream. I have tried Philosophy's eye cream and it made me drier at my corners, the sephora age-defying one ( I liked this one) and that is about it. What are you favorite eye creams? Money is not really an object as long as they work and do what it is supposed to.  I know I can count on you guys on BT and you mods to give me a great rec and where to start :-)
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I need some product recommendations for any and all makeup and beauty related items which will help me fix my issues.   My pores are constantly getting clogged; I don't necessarily have blackheads, they are little whiteheads and sometimes the bumps are just skin with no visible black or white head.   My chin and the area's around my hairline seem to develop mini pimples in little clusters.   My nose and under eye area are dry and the rest of my face is an oil slick.   I have tried mattifying powders and primers and sprays, but I can't seem to make a dent.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated