😢 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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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!
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!!!!
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?
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.
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!
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!