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😒 My Mom is now in Heaven with my Dad. She EARNED that place in Heaven Every Day Of Her Life. Now it is eternal peace for her in an unbroken body. She missed my amazing Father terribly.   More update/info on original "911" thread, think it may be in 'Off-Topic' section. Hope this can stay here a while, I need even more prayers now.....dealing with the not so nice and  ALWAYS ready for a fight sibs. No Mom to defend and hug me. 😒   Thanks everyone. 
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I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and may she rest in peace with your dad. see post
What are you watching? (Don't be a spoil sport - spoiler your spoilers)
We're blabbing about everything else these days, I figured I'd check in and see what people are watching when it comes to TV shows and movies!   It would be foolish to think that this thread could remain spoiler free, so let's be courteous to one another and be sure to spoiler your spoilers. If you don't know how, it's that super adorable little yellow button on the toolbar, located to the right of the bold/italic/underline/strikeout buttons.    DONT FORGET: If you happen to be the most recent post, your first sentence or two of your post will show up EVEN IF ITS IN A SPOILER. So please take care if you're going to go dropping spoiler bombs.    Anywho... I just saw the movie PHOENIX last night and it was absolutely spectacular. Like Academy Award spectacular. If you're fortunate enough have showings in your area, I cannot urge you enough to go see it.    So whatcha'll watchin' these days? What are you anxiously waiting for to start back up? 
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I laughed too! So dumb, but very funny.  see post
Q. Tips for skincare trials?
I've recently gotten interested in skincare and way too obsessed with trying to find the best of each type of product.  How do you ladies trial your skincare products? And how long do you give a product before you decide it isn't working?    I've been using Sunday Riley Start Over on one eye and Bliss Energizing Eye Gel on the other for the past two weeks and I don't think I've seen a difference yet. The SR eye might be slightly better, or that's just what I want to see...I can't tell.  Is two weeks long enough? 
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. roro,   How old are you and what are your current skin concerns?  What difference were you expecting to see with the Sunday Riley Start Over that you haven't seen yet?... see post
SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Hello, has anybody used the new SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil. If yes, did you like it? what are the benefits you had from using it?  
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QtayKimmiePie / NEWCOMER / replied
TIP: If you've never used a product with retinol before DO NOT use it every night! Retinol is very strong and will cause redness, irritation, and even break outs if you'... see post
vib rouge november 2015?
I recently went to my local sephora store and one of the cast members told me that there might not be a vib rouge november 2015 sale because apprently people were taking advantange of the past rouge sales and returning everything to get the full refund. does anybody know any details regarding the november sale? 
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Ya, that doesn't surprise me. Last time I was there, I did have to point out that it'd be on my account anyways since I used my red card. Oh well, depends who you get be... see post
Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products?  I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay.  Examples:  - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts.  - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse.    Products she gave a "poor" rating to:  - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid.  - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1.  - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love   - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products   I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time...  Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try. 
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I just spent some time looking at her site, and honestly, I don't trust her reviews. While she has a clear anti-fragrance stance (even natural essential oil fragrances),... see post
Where is the too faced holiday set
BEAUTY MASTER Kclr16 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied   This one? see post
What are your current Top 5 Masks?
Hi all,   I enjoy using face masks quite a bit but tend to mostly stick to a few that I really like and have been using for a while. I just wanted to hear what others love using so perhaps I could venture into those? Please list your skin type ,  5  of your top masks and write a little about  why  you like them, and how frequently you use them.   I'll start (have only 4 though!)   Skin Type: Normal, erring on the dry, dehydrated side Origins Active Charcoal Mask:  I feel this really cleans my pores well, and typically use this at least once a week.   Origins Drink Up Intensive:  Love the hydration it provides without feeling extremely weighty. I can easily use this couple of times a week even in the summer as a sleeping mask. I skip my night cream when I use this.   Korres Vitamin C + Rose Advanced Brightening Facial: This may not be a typical mask but I kind of think of it as a sleeping mask/facial. I've recently started using this and love the brightening effects it provides. Not hydrating enough for my skin so I use a face oil on top.   Sephora Pearl Mask: Provides a nice brightening effect.
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BEAUTY WHIZ dennisthemenace / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
The almond scrub definitely has grains in it, but it doesn't feel like it's ripping your skin like, say, that drugstore apricot scrub. see post
Mysterious sephora package
So I placed an order on August 31st and the package never came even though the tracking number said it was delivered at 8.40 pm. I was at home at the time and nobody knocked on the door to deliver it nor did I hear any trucks coming in. I checked my porch and front door - the package wasn't there. I assumed it was stolen, called customer service and they said they would contact UPS and that the latter would get in touch with me (they never did)  Yesterday, September 30th, I came home and noticed the package on the porch. I was really excited because it had a promo I had been wanting to try , Luna night oil. The package was slightly covered in dust and earth but had no signs of exposure to water so it could not have been there for a month and I just did not see it.    Has this ever happened to anyone?
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UPS doesn't leave misdelivered notes. Not from Sephora, but I had a package say delivered and wasn't. Called UPS right away, they called driver. Driver said they think i... see post
Will the Face Mask Friday event be available in JcPenny Locations?
IT GIRL PrairieGrrl66 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Will the Face Mask Friday event be available in Canadian locations? Thanks! see post
Any benefit to using Luna Sleeping Night Oil if you're already using a prescription retinoid?
I know that the Luna Oil is a cult favorite so was excited to snag the sample.  Then I realized after I got it that it contains retinol  I already use a prescription retinoid for acne and anti-aging.  My understanding has been that prescription retinoids are more potent than OTC retinol products, however I don't really know about any of the other active ingredients in this product.  Would there be any benefits to having both in my routine.  (Understanding that I wouldn't double up by using both at the same time.)  Including this would be on days when I'm not using the retinoid and would mean I would likely be using my existing retinoid less often.  BUT I also have sensitive skin so I'm currently trying to use my retinoid just enough to get results, but not so much that it aggravates my skin's tendency toward redness and sensitivity.
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Oh, with tretinoin I would use marula oil (it's the one that worked best for me). But I didn't layer it, nor mixed them before applying (if that's what you meant). I wou... see post
Dry skin in T Zone!?
Hey guys, my question is regarding my dry t zone, my face is normally never dry except for when I put makeup on!    I exfoliate every morning before I put my cream on which is the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate which I love! And then I follow up with either my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer or the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer because I don't like heavy products on my face. I used to use the Laura Mercier setting powder but I thought that was making my face dry out throughout the day, but since ive stopped using it I am still have the same issue. By the middle of the day my makeup looks dried out especially on my t zone area, and splotchy in areas on my cheeks. I even use the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray and this still happens!!       
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Someone told me that your skin changes? I never used to have this issue, and I just recently moved to Alberta, and this started to occur, so I'm wondering if it has some... see post
hard water at home
the house i just moved into has  very  hard water. i have acne-prone sensitive skin, and i've noticed already that i have more buildup under my skin that i've never had before. i was wondering if there's anything you can suggest - a specific product, or a change in my routine.....  i'm currently using Simple Brand cleanser with the Foreo mini, First Aid Beauty acne pads, and Vichy night detox/ acne moisturizer. 
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I definitely recommend getting a better filter on your shower. It really helps with sensitive skin, and can also help make your hair look better. You can probably get on... see post
I need help with my black card i want to connect it with my sephora account this is the third time i ask for this please i need to link it now 
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Hi ghaida, I think you might have posted it under the wrong tab (acne). Maybe you should have posted it under Costumer Service -- Costumer Suport where Sephora mods help... see post
Skin burn repair and control
I'm 22, combination skin. I am dark skinned which gets burnt and damaged very easily when exposed to sun. Even though I try to limit my exposure, there is still a lot of damage caused and its taking forever to reverse the process. Any products that might help restore my natural skin tone and protect it from further damage? I look forward to your suggestions.
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DaphneThuy / NEWCOMER / replied
For hyperpigmentation I've seen that the best products to use are those with retinol. Retinol helps build collegen into the skin and its also makes your skin peel...whic... see post
Best cleanser for sensitive eyes?
I have VERY sensitive eyes that always burn with 99% of the cleansers and makeup remover wipes out there. So far out of the ones I have tried, only the Tarte maracuja wipes are the only ones that work for me that don't burn my eyes or dry out my skin. All natural soap works as well, but it dries out my skin. I've tried things for sensitive eyes and skin, nothing works. I know that just makeup remover wipes isn't good enough, because it doesn't get rid of everything, so I would like to find a cleanser that won't sting or dry out my skin, but will clean the rest of what's left on my face. Any suggestions?   For reference it doesn't get into my eye, it's the rubbing and formula around the eye, that irritates, usually.   Things I have tried that I can remember (all did not work for me): (May not be the exact name of the product) first aid beauty wipes korres milk wipes yes to cucumber wipes vichy cream makeup remover Lancome cream makeup remover Lancome eye makep remover Sephora collection waterproof eye makeup remover Bioderma wipes Ponds wipes (blue packaging) First aid beauty cleanser
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Try the Neutrogena Hydrating Makeup Wipes from CVS. They really work! see post
New Sephora Favorites Set: Soko to Tokyo
I spotted this new sephora favorites set while in store today. I don't see it online yet, but wanted to share!   It's $40 and this is what's inside:   amore pacific treatment enzyme peel botanical exfoliator (0.2 oz) belif the true cream aqua bomb (0.34 fl oz) boscia exfoliating peel gel (1fl oz) dr. jart+ ceramidin cream (0.17 fl oz) dr. jart+ premium beauty balm spf 45 in medium/dark (0.17 fl oz) erborian creme scrub aux 7 herbes (0.5 fl oz) sk-ii facial treatment essence (1 fl oz) skin inc pure deepsea hydrating mask (0.68 fl oz)   (p.s. sorry the pic is sideways! mine always seem to post like that)  
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Seemed like a good value for the points and it is so stinkin' cute.  That motivates me more than it probably should! see post
skin problems
I'm 19, combination skin. i have a few dark spots on both cheeks after breakout 2 years long ago. I'm looking for products that can fade away my skin problems and help my skin glowing and tighten my pores too. 
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valsway / FRESH FACE / replied
MAC has a tinted moisturizer MAC lightful C, covers beautifully not too heavy, spf 30, and you can set it w powder or studio fix for extra coverage! I've tried it all an... see post
Oily Skin
Hello! I know there are lots of threads about this but I wanted to put my routine out there to see where I could improve.  By no means do I think I can have perfect skin by changing a few products but I would love to have better control of my skin.  I have tried many different things but my skin becomes extremely oily through the day where my makeup just disappears.  I currently use Paula's Choice for skin care, I use the pore normalizing cleanser with the skin balancing pore-reducing toner and the skin balancing ultra-sheer daily defense with SPF of 30.  I also recently went to a dermatologist and was prescribed clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel for blemishes and tretinoin for my acne scarring. I use the tretinoin just once a week right now I am trying to adjust to it slowly.  I had previously used other Paula's Choice skincare products but I have stopped using them with my prescriptions.  I also have a clarisonic which I have stopped using for now.   For my makeup I have three different foundations that I have purchased that are supposed to be beneficial to oily skin.  Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet, YSL Fusion Ink and Kat Von D lock-it foundation.  I do like all of these foundations but none of them are holding up for me.  I do blot many times throughout the day but no matter what I do my makeup will melt away in a matter of hours of application.  (I also find if I touch my face I have just smears of foundation everywhere.  I REALLY try not to touch my face)  For primers I have used many, I used Hourglass in the past and I thought it did well but I couldn't justify the price so I got the too faced primed and poreless in the white tube for sensitive skin I do not see where it really makes a difference.  I also have a sample of benefit porefessional but without much luck.  I have a very uneven skin tone so I find even after the primer and foundation it doesn't look very fresh.   As a finishing powder I have a NARS loose powder that is the light reflecting powder and I also use rimmel powder throughout the day after blotting.  I am just at a loss as to what I should change or try next.  I know that the tretinoin cream might help to control my oil but I have been dealing with it for so long I thought I would ask on here.  I don't know if maybe a different moisturizer, primer or powder would be beneficial or even if I wait after applying each product before the next?   I really appreciate any recommendations!
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Cerave does make face moisturizers, the cream is the heaviest and does not say it came be used on the face. I have only used the cream, but on body. Also keep the receip... see post
Can't decide!
Hey! I'm in my mid twenties and battle acne more now than as a teenager, I mean its not terrible but its always there even if just a little bit. I've finally got a makeup remover( Makeup Break Up by Boscia) and cleanser (Murad clarifying cleanser) that I like but I can't find a moisturizer or primer I love. There are so many to try and chose from. I'm not a huge fan of the Smasbox primers surprisingly but I did like the hourglass primer. I really need a primer, and night and day moisturizers!  Thanks!!!!   
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Tenney / FRESH FACE / replied
  Thanks so much NikaBT! I have normal skin. I really don't have an oil problem! Most things I find for acne are for oily skin! *ughs*   Thanks for your help!!!! see post
Dry skin after body wash
Hello,      I have been using the Murad body wash for my back and shoulder break outs and it makes my back very dry after, should I be putting lotion on after? Thanks
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DaphneThuy / NEWCOMER / replied
Acne products can be very drying, especially to acne prone skin that is sensitive. If you have sensitivities you should try starting of washing every other day and incre... see post
What did you/are you planning to use your Tarte Gilt gift card for?
Looking for some suggestions on what to buy from Tarte! The Gilt GC (mine is the $60 one) expires this Sunday, and I still don't know what I want. I waited for the holiday collection to release, but I am not drawn to any one thing.  What is everyone planning to use theirs for?   I was thinking maybe either the Showstopper or Rainforest after Dark? Or perhaps a set of items?   
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Reminder! Today is the last day to use the Tarte Gilt promo! see post
Q. oily skin
I have really oily skin what's a good primer to keep my skin matte?
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DaphneThuy / NEWCOMER / answered
A. I don't have oily skin but I like using the Make Up Forever Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer on my clients with oily skin. I also make sure I really set with a powder an... see post
eye cream
Hi ive just turned 30 and im after eyecream advice, i have used a range from creme de le mer to clinique. Im only noticing lines when i smile so after something mainly hydrating??
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BEAUTY BUFF daisygrace88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
If you are looking for a hydrating eye cream, Eyevage is a solution for you. Eyevage is an eye cream developed by leading dermatologists for reducing under eye bags and ... see post
VIB Insider Accoun
I'm not sure what the issue is but this has been the third time that I went to Sephora and had an issue with them looking up my account via EMAIL, NAME, DOB, AND PHONE NUMBER. I lost my VIB card but never had an issue with it being looked up and now it is. It kind of is annoying cause I can't get my points right away and we spend an extra 15 min re-typing and trying to figure it out and the cash register. Is there any explanation as to why ?     Also need to add my purchase/points to my account ...I have the receipt.
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Hi deeverdugo,   I replied to your message about this earlier! :) see post
Has anyone used Differin cream? Please share your experiences!
I was just prescribed Differin cream 0.1% for acne.  The dr also prescribed sulfacetamide sodium 8% -sulfur 4% suspension which is like a light lotion that you rub into your skin and then wash off after a few minutes.  I was wondering if anyone had used either of these and if you could share your experience of it's effect on your skin.  I'd also like to know what other skincare products you used with it to keep your skin nice.   Thanks!
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Update - The stupid sulfur wash made me break out.  The day after not using it, my angry red pimples calmed way down.  I suspect its the petrolatum in the ingredients.  ... see post
Clarisonic help: Which model is the best?
Thanks, Trys, I will go try them out at the Sephora store near me.   see post
Best facial oils, why and how do you use them?
I've noticed a lot of facial oils on people want lists (for sales, for wish list).  And, amazingly many of the most coveted are around $100 and sold out on the Sephora site.  Sephora's selection of face oils also seems to have grown a lot over the past 6 to 8 months.   So, which face oils are people loving and why?  How are you using them?  They seem to work for both dry and oily skin but are certain ones seeming to work better with specific skin types?   Thanks!
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No problem Megan! I really do learn something new everyday.  see post
Perfume lost scent!!
I bought Giorgio Armani Si perfume two months back. It does not smell the same anymore, it smells like a cheap perfume. I am so disappointed. Please help!!
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here is my 2 cents' worth--i bought a little perfume atomizer from sephora. I carefully pried off the rollerball and poured about half into it, so I don't have to worry ... see post
Should I use BOTH an exfoliator and a glycolic acid peel?
Meganlisa's mention of spanning out use is crucial when it comes to exfoliation.  Over exfoliation doesn't do skin any favors, and in fact, can lead to new issues formi... see post