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sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Bright colors are electric on you! I disagree that you think it doesn't look good. :D see post
StyleLynn
Ipsy August 2014
The first Sneak Peek has been released!     I think this is a great start!
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tehyyy
tehyyy / NEWCOMER / replied
I have yet to try Perversion - I hope it makes it into my glam bag! I already received the pencil in a previous sample, so unless they do a repeat, it is looking pretty ... see post
sephoraadmin2
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks
We swatched the new Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks to see how the colors looked on different skintones. What do you think?   Do you have swatches of these lippies? Post a pic in the thread below!   Shop Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks> http://seph.me/kisspop   See swatches of the other Color Melt - Matte hybrids> seph.me/Ueuob7
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eboni727
eboni727 / NEWCOMER / replied
I love crush and smack for my chocolate skin! see post
starsandbucks
How long does it take you to do your makeup?
I have a pretty comfy makeup station and I do love me my products and I pretty much use everything from soup (primer) to nuts (setting spray). But I've noticed that instead of getting faster, I'm just getting slower and sloooower in my makeup application. I really enjoy the process of putting my makeup on - it's probably my favorite part of the day. But I feel like it's taking me a ridiculously long time to do my fairly simple everyday look (I don't vary how I do my makeup TOO much from day-to-day). So I used the timer on my phone for the past three days: 42, 50, and 52 minutes! Yikes! You ladies have seen my makeup. Nothing on my face should take 52 minutes! I know I take a long time doing my eyebrows - they're always a trouble spot for me. I'm going to TRY and speed myself up over the next few days so I can at least have more time to walk my dog in the mornings before work.    So I'm curious...how long does it take YOU to do your makeup?
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can take anywhere from 10-60 minutes! It really depends on what I'm doing. For the most part I take around 40, including skin care and some waiting time (letting stuff... see post
Zpsid91
Jubilant July Hauls
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!!   To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka
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Cupcakecandy
BEAUTY GURU Cupcakecandy / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
This has to be the babiest of all hauls :) Wanted a concealer without silica to prevent flashback, and this one is really hyped up on YT. Fingers crossed it perfor... see post
irenet
What was your very First purchase at Sephora and Why take the plunge?
We've all been there...a bag full of unused or disappointing make up from the drug store, which I still like but without the ability to try before buy you end up with a lot of fails. Then you find Sephora and wonder, is the price worth it? You try a few things, you like a few things, you see the price tag and tell yourself: "Eh, I can go with ramen noddles for a week to afford this." And then you buy it. What was your first purchase? Why did you choose it? I always like hearing other stories like this. Share on!
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msperfect
BEAUTY BOSS msperfect / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Last year when my birthday was coming up, (I just got introduced to Sephora) I got a beauty blender and sephora collection eye makeup remover and moisturizer. Just wante... see post
notcreative
Deals too good to pass Up!
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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bratknits
HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
WOW!  My Tarte order from F&F is going to be here TODAY. :O see post
Blackwhiskey
My new kitty
A while back I had made a look using the colors of the stray cat that took shelter in my home, I've fed and given her water ever since. This is the second time she's had kittens, unfortunately the last litter didn't survive and from what I know she only had two this time but only one has made it to the barely opening eyes stage. She had them on July 1st. I haven't named the kitty yet, but here's a picture of his(I'm thinking it's a he) cuteness.  Taken today. 
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Sonny4President
Escape from Wonderland
Any ravers / music lovers out there?   Who's going to Escape, Hard Summer or Nocturnal!?  
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VerukaPrime
Regret the price, but love the result?
What's the most expensive product you've ever loved whose price made you wish your arms never had access to your credit card?    It's La Mer for me. Soooo pricey and soooo effective. 
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laura819
BEAUTY BOSS laura819 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I freaking adore Supermud!!! I got the deluxe sample, used it a couple of times, and immediately ordered the full size. I can't be without it now. I justify it because I... see post
meagboho
Show us your vanity/make up set up!
I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities.     I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way.  This is my set up for now.   Whats your set up like? 
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RobPsWife
BEAUTY MAVEN RobPsWife / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
 For my vanity I got a desk from ikea that has side shelves. & I use an original beauty box to store most of my makeup. But I'm considering buying Alex drawers.  see post
Crazy4Sephora1
Overused Words/Phrases
Are there any phrases and/or words that you think are overused and are starting to bug the heck out of you? The one that is getting on my nerves the most is "curated". For example, "this makeup line was curated by our beauty editor." I just feel it's so over the top and pompous. Also, the word "sweet" instead of "cool". I actually heard a woman who had to be at least 75 years old using it. I laughed so hard I almost fell over.
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m3rma1d
HALL OF FAMER m3rma1d / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
omg ye's. (see what I did there?) :p   Seriously, it's the worst. see post
TheSocialQuota
Confession: Ordered Because of Samples
I just put in an order for the Marc Jacobs gel liner just because the YourGift code was populating a Acqua Di Parma Blu Meditterraneo Sampler Box of five of their scents. After August I need to put myself on a no-buy. '>.<'
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m3rma1d
HALL OF FAMER m3rma1d / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Who doesn't?? :p see post
MissHaiL
Aug 3rd, Rouge Event Wishlist!
With the Rouge Event just around the corner, and money to be spent, heres my list!   My current  (it could grow) wishlist :   With so many holding off on purchasing, and the 4x point reward, I'd love to see what people have their eye on or what they plan on hauling at the event!    So....Whats on your list?!
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xpap
BEAUTY BOSS xpap / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second kbmatthews, the Dior blush is the best! I'm excited for you :) see post
spoiledbrat
Holy Nars Sheer Glow, Andy has 2000+ hearts you know!
Hey folks, let us show some appreciation for all the information, tips, and vast information that Andy has been kind enough to share with all of us. Thank you Andy for all you have contributed to BT!
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Congrats! see post
tracygirl64
Loyalty to a Brand?
Are there any particular products/brands that you are completely loyal to?  Ever since I discovered Josie Maran's brand 3 years ago, I have not switched my skincare. That is really saying something, because I am a beauty product junkie! Also, I'm super loyal to WEN since switching to it over 2 years ago.  What beauty products/brands are you loyal to and would consider your ultimate holy grail?
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mpas
BEAUTY BOSS mpas / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I can be a brand bandwagon-er. I'll get a product from a specific brand and think its amazing and assume other products by the same brand is amazing and want to try it a... see post
nixi
I need some man advice.
Haha, I realize this is a beauty community but I got great advice on my last OT post so I thought I might try here again...    I'm dating this guy that I met on OkCupid and I find him unbelievably attractive. He's a lawyer (not an insanely rich one, but he does well) and we have a similar sense of humor, etc. He normally doesn't date girls under 23 (He's 28, I'm 21) but since we got on so well online, we agreed to meet in person, a friendly date, just to see what happened... Girrrrrll....lol. Ever since then we've been having a REALLY good time. I haven't  seriously  dated before, as in I've never been in a serious relationship/had a real boyfriend for more than two weeks, so I'm sort of new to this whole thing. I've just never found anyone in my location that i really hit it off with. My romantic life has always been limited to casual dating, most of the guys being in my age range. So this is the first relationship with a guy that I've had that has actually clicked and felt promising (on both ends)! The problem :  He's older. He's more successful compared to moi, a dirt poor college student. He's sarcastic, snarky, and he's a lot more mature than I am. He can be critical, sometimes on the borderline of being mean. Not in an abusive way, but more in an honest, no sugar coating way. Sometimes I feel like he doesn't like...take me seriously, you know? Like he just thinks I'm some dumb kid. I realize it is probably not the truth, since he is choosing to date me and he obviously thinks I'm worth spending time with and pursuing... but maybe it's just me that feels like I'm playing grown up? Sometimes I just detect snark from him and I start feeling like i'm just embarrassingly immature, if that makes sense... maybe it's just my insecurity showing?    Other problems:  He's an anti-love angry marriage hater. (Isn't that the way Katherine Heigl worded it in 27 Dresses?) he claims not to love anyone, isn't interested in being in love and never wants to get married. He says he has been in relationship, his longest lasting three and a half years. The only reason why it stopped working was that she hated the fact that they were in an open-relationship; she just couldn't deal with the fact that he was openly seeing other women and did not want to fully commit to just her. They lived together as well. I asked him why he chose to live with her and even be semi-exclusive- why be in a relationship with someone if you want to openly see other people and want her to as well? Why not just date and not be in a relationship? That comment above really makes him sound like a jerk... but honestly he is one of the most honest people that i've ever met. He doesn't lie and he always says what he's thinking, and he is very honest about what he wants. It's just a little...intimidating.   Right now we're having a lot of fun. My problem is that I'm falling for him a little bit. When he texts me, I still get really nervous and i get butterflies in my stomach. We've been talking and doing this whole thing for months and I still get really excited to see him. It's hard because I know the way he feels about love and relationships. I want to keep seeing him, but it's tough not letting myself fall for him. I don't want to fall in line with his old girlfriends who tried to change him, got angry that he wouldn't commit, etc. So in spite of that, I find myself doing everything I can NOT to be like them. I pay for dates as much as I can, I don't nag him, I don't text him every five minutes to ask where he is... I just find myself doing everything I can not to alienate him and repeat behaviors of his past girlfriends. I'm honestly not trying to get him to love me... I just find myself wanting to please him and that is confusing. This post is all over the place, but basically, I'm not sure if I should continue with him. While we're having fun right now, I'm concerned that I might want more from him in the future, ie: living together, wanting something more exclusive, etc. Presently everything is perfect & we're enjoying the honeymoon period, but I'm just afraid I will get attached to him and then in the end be hurt. But he is a man set in his ways and I don't for a milisecond think that I can change that, nor do I want to... So should I just continue on or cut him loose? It's finals week here at my university and I'm pretty stressed out. This is not making it any better!
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh... after reading this, you definitely have to move on! lol... see post
LindaBS
Tipping for beauty services
Not sure what board to post this at, so sorry if I'm in the wrong place!   I just moved to Canada and where I'm originally from, tipping isn't common. I don't want to seem like a cheapskate and tip the right amount haha, so how much do you guys usually tip? What is (in)appropriate?   And what about low cost services like a brow wax, do you still go with a percentage or just add a couple dollars? Do you still tip for a service you're not all that happy with?   Sorry for all the questions, I'm curious!
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dolceloure
No-buy/low-buy support group!
I haven't see a no-buy thread in a while, so I thought I'd start one up, mainly b/c I could use the support!   I'm on a no-buy from now til...however long I can last! I'm taking a trip to Italy at the end of the year AND in the meantime will be taking the GRE + applying to grad school, so I'm trying to save up as much as possible for these upcoming expenses. And on top of that I've shopped like crazy this summer so I think it's time to just take my credit cards and stick them in the freezer or something. Naturally, I'm imagining this though:     Anyone else trying very hard to restrain themselves?
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY BOSS Shrewdle / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
No you don't sound nuts at all...I totally get what you mean.    But I am super bad and caved in to my temptations!! Ended up getting the supersized collector's editio... see post
FireSpinner
Habits - What I have discovered thanks to the Internet
I have been picking my skin ever since I was a teen up until now. I didn't know it was an ocd trait. I didn't even know that it had a name - Dermatillomania. It feels strange to put a name to such a habit that I feel is so hard to stop. All I've known for many years is that I have to stop, that this "condition"? was not only harming my skin, but my self confidence as well. Now I'm on a mission to let my poor skin rest and get back to health.    Also apparently you can be addicted to sugar. I kind of already knew that I have one hell of a sweet tooth but what i've found just confirmed my suspicions. This habit (disorder?) makes it impossibly hard to stick to a healthy way of eating, which I need to do - in order to lose weight - in order to feel better. ( Not just confidence wise, but health wise too)   I've just been stumbling into a lot of interesting, complicated and deep subjects recently. I should probably start (and maintain) a blog lol.    What have you found out?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I pick at my cuticles too.  it sucks see post
EPaden
Accessories
What are your favorite purses and accessories?
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etscore1
BEAUTY GURU etscore1 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
My favorite purse of all time - color, size, everything. Longchamp uses such great leather too. Everyday purse is a Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote - black with brow... see post
irenet
Your significant other wants to shop Sephora...Good or bad news??
So I've been shopping at Sephora for a while and it's been my retail therapy. I love trying products and just roaming the aisle. My guy would go to another store while I shop. Now, he asked me about a cleanser and I was happy to show him a few that would be great. I think I've created a monster because now he wants more. Would this be good or bad news for you? On one hand I would enjoy having company sometimes and on the other the money we spent on his skin care would be less for my products. I know that sounds selfish but yeah, I think dollars and cents. He wants to go back next weekend to browse more products. Oh boy. What would you do?
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FraLaMo
IT GIRL FraLaMo / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Are you a little unnerved by his budding interest in Sephora because it's your special place and now he is kind of intruding?  Just a thought.  I would have mixed feelin... see post
chupi
Subscription box photo sharing
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!   (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am leaning to yes - the highlighter looks nice...Plus August is my birthday, so more makeup things are always good ;) see post
candacebt
Sephora Show & Tell - Happy National Lipstick Day!

What lippie are you wearing today? Show and Tell! 

 

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algenib
Still Alive
So much homework... must last for another 2 weeks... two research papers... I can make it...    Seriously though, it's been like a month since I was able to visit this place. I might not even be able to see the replies to this post!   I think I'm losing it. Yep.  
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algenib
HALL OF FAMER algenib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was finally able to reply to this OVER THREE MONTHS LATER. You were right, I did survive ;) see post
AaronW07
Summer 2014 Playlist from Sephora Shares
Has anyone downloaded the Summer 2014 playlist from Sephora? I had it but it got deleted so I'm trying to find the correct track listing that Sephora had listed on its website. I just need the correct track order they had listed. Thanks.
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AaronW07
BEAUTY CELEB AaronW07 / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
What do you mean they are not offering the playlists anymore? :O We must email them and voice that we strongly object. I love the playlists, I wish they would continue t... see post
heartsmyface
Would you consider this palette hoarding?
I was at a friends last night and we ended up watching episode after episode of hoarders which was shocking and frightening at the same time.  Today I read a comment asking to see my makeup collection so I pulled out my palettes out of their respective drawers for a photo and realized I have more than I thought. Also I realized how anxious I was about my hubby coming up and seeing how many I own. needless to say, they went back very quickly!  I'm wondering if this is too many or if I'm just sitting pretty. I do use them all save for the nars ones.  how many palettes do you own? do you use them all?   
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
sephoraadmin2
Lip Hybrids: The Balmy Tints
We swatched the new Balmy Tints lip hybrids to see how the colors looked on different skintones. What do you think?   Do you have swatches of these lippies? Post a pic in the thread below!   See more lip hybrid swatches The Color Melts - Matte: seph.me/Ueuob7 The Color Melts - Shiny: seph.me/1yyEcMb The Silky Glosses: seph.me/1mSSgfT     Shop Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm> http://seph.me/cliniquebaby   Shop Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment> http://seph.me/freshlip   Shop Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip And Cheek Creamy Oil> http://seph.me/arganlip   Shop Bite BB for Lips> http://seph.me/bitelipbb   See more lip hybrid swatches The Color Melts - Matte: seph.me/Ueuob7 The Color Melts - Shiny: seph.me/1yyEcMb The Silky Glosses: seph.me/1mSSgfT
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vanillammm
HALL OF FAMER vanillammm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would love to see swatches of the Sephora Kiss Me Balm http://www.sephora.com/kiss-me-balm-P386646?skuId=1596063 see post
magrat22
Anyone going to be watching the Outlander series on Starz/Showcase in August?
Outlander is a book series by Diana Gabaldon.  Am really excited to see how they adapt it to TV.  Plus Sam Heughan is seriously hot!  
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vanillammm
HALL OF FAMER vanillammm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am not through all the books yet but I picture her as Kate Beckinsale while I am reading.  : ) see post