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Hauls
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun!   Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only.  If I share your deal, I will always thank you here.   I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it.   A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it.  Thanks for sharing.   *07/13/15 8:30pm- I am taking a few days off, but I will respond to any messages I see when I return.  Prewritten articles are always scheduled to go, but I will not be checking in on my blog either.      Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal.  Done Sharing! Now, use these deals and haul! My favorite hauls are always from the deals we all share.   If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Autumn -Winter-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/2 ...
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One of our favourite BTErs has reached a crazy awesome milestone in her BT life!   This girl is one the most most awesome and genuine women!  I love her sense of humour, her personality in general and of course her long gorgeous eyelashes that are the envy of pretty much everyone in existence!   Not to mention that even on her most tired and worstest of days she still manages to get out there on the boards and rock her awesome self like nobody else!   Let's celebrate!!!!!   Tequila anyone?   Shhhhhhhhhhhh, it's alright, just shoot it back!!!   
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Beauty Confessions
Ok so I've been wanting to make this thread for a while. I've also been wanting to start a "random thoughts" thread...but I figured I'd separate the categories so that at least the "beauty" one is on the front page, rather than hidden in off topic. So, have a beauty-related thought but don't think it's worth starting a thread about ? Post it here !   today I got a facial at an extraordinarily nice spa. A real treat. And the results were immediate and truly great. But guys: she pulled out a clarisonic and a foamy cleanser for that first initial cleanse, and I nearly had a heart attack. Great for a lot of people but most of you know how I feel about those things !!!!!! Overall, as I said, it was great and my skin is happy. But sheesh.
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Beauty Confessions
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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Ok, forgive me, I know it is only June!  Is anyone else already thinking of wonderful things to come? I have visions of Limited editions, special sets and palettes dancing in my head! I can't wait to see what gift sets, gifts with purchase, and Sephora Favorites are coming our way! Black Friday deals and specials that we can't wait to get our hands on!!   Lets share some of our favorites from the past and wishes for the future, and them post pics as we get closer and start finding out what we have to get for the holidays!
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Beauty Confessions
so, hooray for made up silly so-called holidays ! in celebration, i ask you: what are you 3 favorite lipsticks of all time ? and what story goes with them ? they don't have to be your 3-right-now favorites,  nope, changing this. let's tell our / any lipstick stories !  whatever holds a place in your heart. maybe a lipstick  that Changed The Way You Saw Lipstick For Forever. or that you just feel like yourself in.    i'll add mine as i think of them !
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    What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day?    
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Beauty Confessions
What are your beauty pet peeves?   Here are a few of mine   When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh.   I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house.  Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all.  I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got.  I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol   Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh   So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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Beauty Confessions
Hey guys. Just curious to see how other makeup lovers out there store/display their treasures. I got so sick and tired of having all my products in makeup bags and inside a fabric storage bin, that today i went out on a mission and found and purchases acrylic drawers. ( I cleared the shelves out at HomeSense LOL). Sadly I've asked them to try to get more for me.   Thinking some of us could post and share how we store our makeup to inspire or give each other some creative ideas to get organized.  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)         
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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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Hauls
I know there are several older threads for this already but I think its time to start a fresh one.  So come on ladies...I hope you will all post your new vanity pictures with me!   I just finished a DIY Vanity project I've been working on for a while now and I'm super excited to share with all of you.  Here is a general view first...I got the table for free.  My parents recently bought a new hallway table and I was happy to take their old one. The wall mirror is a vintage item I inherited.  I place closet lights around it to make it bright enough for makeup application.  The picture in the background is one of my favorites...I loved it so much I bought it despite it being a print; its one of the few non-original art pieces in my house. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I bought a second large organizer for my foundations and skincare items.  I used coffee beans to keep the cosmetic brushes neat and some mason drinking jars for my hairbrushes. Spoiler (Highlight to read) This glass lizard was handmade by a local artist...I think he looks right at home here Spoiler (Highlight to read)  This is my other large organizer I already owned, just reorganized. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I put my Z Palettes in a generic folder/mail holder.  The slots are the perfect size for them.  The little figurines are my "Willow Tree" collection. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Underneath, I have room to store my nail polish organizer on top of my reserves.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I also have a couple baskets for hair styling tools and my samples I set aside for my TSB.  I also have a couple baskets for hair styling tools and my samples I set aside for my TSB.   And there you have it!  It feels so good to finally have a corner of the house completely dedicated to my lovelies!
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Beauty Confessions
trying new products can be...overwhelming. do you love a product because it works ? can you tell right away if it's performing the way you want it to ? sometimes i'm so happy to finally try something and let my enthusiasm blind my  actual  impression of it (at least at first )   it takes time to come to proper conclusions ! particularly when it comes to skincare, but makeup too.   so here's a thread where we can discuss our experiences while trying a product  for a first time. it can also be a place that people can reference if they're considering a new product.   right now i'm trying a sample of the REN v-cense night cream. i've only used it for 2 nights so far, but i LOVE IT. i love it so much i'm tempted to go ahead and grab it up, but i need to make sure it doesn't break me out over time (it contains shea butter which *can* be a breakout trigger for me, but not necessarily). it smells of frankincense which i adore, but i know for some people would be a turn off.   i'm also checking out the VICHY aqualia thermal serum. i really love the CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum, and prefer the texture of it to the VICHY, but think the caudalie may break me out slightly (i also was probably overusing it...i was very enthusiastic). so i'm just trying to figure out which i prefer.   how about you ?   __________ post trial edit about the products above: i had to skip on the REN because the shea butter in it was too heavy for my skin. and i suppose buying something simply for the smell isn't the best use of my moola the VICHY aqualia thermal serum, however, is in my permanent arsenal. i've already repurchased once since starting this thread, and have turned a few people on to it too ! 
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Beauty Confessions
Today as I am looking through the orders that are on the way to me I noticed that I ordered 2 more of the same product. One I have already (GA Brow Maestro-ordered same color, wanted to order a different one). And I placed two different orders for Glamglow Thirstycleanse! What a dumbo! Now both those orders will have to be returned...ugh! I just can't believe I did this considering I was checking and rechecking my orders. And yes...I ordered them all from Sephora! Go ahead laugh and tell me what I already know,...I am indeed an addict and a goofy one at that. I'm blaming it on the weather since I think it's causing more confusion than usual! Ok that and a serious lack of sleep...zzzzzzz (I wish!)
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beauty2sample is our resident promo code sleuth! She is amazing and I wanted to start a heart party to show all of our appreciation for what she does! *Picture from OCC lip tar lips of the day
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Everyone has something they love to do or collect.  What's yours?   -I am a huge Sailor Moon fan and have a rather large collection, and still growing. I suppose I consider it both, a hobby and collecting <3 Moonie for life <3   -Limited Edition Disney dolls from The Disney Store, these dolls are just gorgeous  
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Hauls
Folks, it's (almost) that time of the year-- the one and only Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I received the mailer today, and wanted to share the beauty items that they are going to have on sale. There will be many more beauty items on sale, not to mention a gazillion GWPs, in addition to what they let us peek through the mailer. Any insider tips on what else will be on sale and the GWP? What's on your wishlist?
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  What are some things that never fail to make you happy?   How do you sustain your happiness and/or optimism?   When things get rough, what do you do to remedy your mood?   If you've experienced it, how do you combat depression or hopelessness?   How do you stay happy and grateful?
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Hauls
Hey, I am excited to start a thread on July hauls. Please excuse me for starting this early! I promise I have a good excuse, it's my birthday tomorrow! The first of JULY! And I have never started a Haul thread. Figured it might be an excuse  
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Sephora Show & Tell
  We have the lowdown on covetable beauty products that are having a moment. From bold, berry lips to stand-out brows, here are a few picks that you’ll wanna add to your beauty arsenal. - Lauren P.    Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Afterdark   The perfect berry shade, Afterdark is a non-drying matte color for an ethereal, lasting lip look. Infused with a highly-pigmented formula that’s infused with vitamins C and E, this moody lipstick brings a dose of antioxidants to lips for a pout that flaunts an ultra-creamy finish.    Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig   Embrace high-volt eye color with Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow. This long-wearing shadow features a pearlescent wash of saturated, violet color that lets eyes pop. Try pairing it with a nude lip for an even bolder statement.    Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminizing Palette   Achieve a glowy look with Laura Mercier’s versatile Candleglow Luminizing Palette. Perfect for creating an allover light-infused radiance, it includes four eye shades and two highlighting powders that refine the complexion so that imperfections are visibly softened for a flawless finish—no matter how late you were out the night before.    Urban Decay Brow Beater   Tame your eyebrows with this can’t-live-without, double-ended brow pencil. It precisely grooms and perfects, filling in arches with its pencil’s long-lasting, waterproof formula that creates natural-looking hairs with quick, easy strokes. Then groom and blend with the spoolie brush for a defined brow look.   What's new on the the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
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TV
Hi! I was wondering what everyone's favorite TV shows are. No particular reason, I am just curious and maybe want to find my next series to start. My favorite right now is Game of Thrones, and I love the Good Wife, but I'm still on the first season (watching on Amazon Prime.) My favorite of all time is Dexter, with Breaking Bad a close second. Does anybody else watch these?
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Hey everyone, I updated the list of successful traders. Please post here if you have a successful trade with someone. I will also check with the other Topic and keep this list updated weekly!   Once a person has 5 successful trades I will bold their name, and no longer keep track of successful trades.   I am checking dates of last activity on BT - if a trader has not been active in over 1 year I will remove them from the list, if they become active again I will re-start their successful trades at 1   If you have a bad trade with someone, or you know someone who pulled shenanigans in a TSB - LET ME KNOW! I will keep a document that lists these people. Please PM this information! If you are starting a TSB or are unsure of a trade feel free to ask me for the list of Unsuccessful traders and I will send it to you     Link to the other discussion: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387   Bold = 5 or more vouchers    7/7/2015     Spoiler (Highlight to read) 4Ali4 AMHWKI x 2 Anb0906 Annec322 AnneMCC Annypoo Aparrish Arclightlux x 2 Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Armybeauty x 3 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Bea0t Beautytester/chicdabbler Beeberz x 2 Beethousand BrennaBombshell Brittieee Butterblume Buxombabe80 x 3 CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Carrierose Chaotika573 x 2 Chelsss x 2 chlotam Chupi Clarks18 x 2 CuriousCannibal Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Desertdancer x 2 DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 DiVWA Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 Enableme emmy89 eriles EvangelineDamon x 2 Evno Firespinner Fluffymuha Garnett Ghkim Gogreyhound Greenchili Greenporchlights x 3 guzelkiz Gwenhwyfar hackneyfl happygen harlequinginger heartsmyface Hellvetica Heatherbee x 2 Hipquest Honeybrownbunny x 2 Hypnoticpoise Ilovebears Ireneh Itscarin x 2 Itsjaimiehere Ivyxox Jellybean917 x 3 jcmb jenfromnyc Jenji Jenpred JessicaClara x 2 Jessyiniowa Joannimation x 2 Juicytulip x 4 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Kateye7 x 4 KatelovesYSL x 2 KayyLynn x 2 Kellsmuneoka Kellyjmolen Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm kristallovesdogs kristiewin Ladymeag Linda711 x 2 Leopardprint Lylysa Mafan Makeupobesessed Malday x 3 Maltipoo66 Manniface Mariahk83 Meagboho MegEm Melde x 4 Michelleshops x 4 Minibux Missey1973 x 2 Missie772 Mixe x 4 MK89 MlleCC MochaPJ Mollybb x 4 Mommyto4 x 2 Monikay Moregun89 MPolansky Mrsbaine MyChoi x 4 Nancienano Newandaddicted Nicrohr Nightknight Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 4 Njattana Notcreative Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Pixyfaygo x 2 Plm95 Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Redwagon44 Rhiannon1419 Rikkie Roseps135 x 2 Roxystar4 Sangova x 3 Sbowden x 3 Sdbeautyjunkie1 shadetertiary ShannonAlexis x 4 Shirleylin88 x 4 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 3 Sn22 x 3 Sp2001 Spacesuit Sparklekai x 3 Spoiledbrat spotspotcat Sprytely x 2 Sschulte1014 Starletta8 Stephanilynn StyleLynn x 2 Sugarkenzie SuzeAlex SydBristow talinder Teresaanne92 Thesocialquota thesupergirl Tigrelili to90 Trishalyn Unblownkisses Vanillammm x 3 Vegchililover78 Veronika23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Wonbinlover x 2 Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways Yullz Zpsid91 x 4 4Ali4AMHWKI x 2Anb0906 Annec322AnneMCCAnnypoo AparrishArclightlux x 2Arielaaaaaaaa x 2Armybeauty x 3Aviscardi AznAngelliz Bea0tBeautytester/chicdabblerBeeberz x 2BeethousandBrennaBombshellBrittieeeButterblumeBux ombabe80 x 3CalamityJane85Carolang Carrie1975CarrieroseChaotika573 x 2Chelsss x 2chlotamChupiClarks18 x 2CuriousCannibalDaisies121DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3Desertdancer x 2DesertRose0706DitzCore x 2DiVWADrrragonEadelaide1EllieyJelly x 2Enableme emmy89erilesEvangelineDamon x 2EvnoFirespinnerFluffymuhaGarnettGhkimGogreyhoundG reenchiliGreenporchlights x 3guzelkiz Gwenhwyfarhackneyflhappygenharlequingingerheartsmy faceHellveticaHeatherbee x 2HipquestHoneybrownbunny x 2HypnoticpoiseIlovebearsIrenehItscarin x 2ItsjaimiehereIvyxoxJellybean917 x 3jcmbjenfromnycJenjiJenpred JessicaClara x 2JessyiniowaJoannimation x 2Juicytulip x 4Jxw200 x 3KalexKariyavaKateye7 x 4KatelovesYSL x 2KayyLynn x 2KellsmuneokaKellyjmolenKiki1517Killahbabe x 2Kimchikween x 4Knuevekm kristallovesdogskristiewinLadymeagLinda711 x 2LeopardprintLylysaMafanMakeupobesessed Malday x 3Maltipoo66MannifaceMariahk83MeagbohoMegEmMelde x 4Michelleshops x 4Minibux Missey1973 x 2Missie772Mixe x 4MK89 MlleCCMochaPJMollybb x 4Mommyto4 x 2MonikayMoregun89MPolanskyMrsbaineMyChoi x 4NancienanoNewandaddictedNicrohr NightknightNikki x 3Nishcakes x 4NjattanaNotcreative Oklady2013PenelopepuffmanPixyfaygo x 2Plm95PrettyinpaPrincesskat17 x 2Redwagon44Rhiannon1419RikkieRoseps135 x 2Roxystar4Sangova x 3Sbowden x 3Sdbeautyjunkie1shadetertiaryShannonAlexis x 4Shirleylin88 x 4Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 3Sn22 x 3Sp2001SpacesuitSparklekai x 3SpoiledbratspotspotcatSprytely x 2Sschulte1014 Starletta8StephanilynnStyleLynn x 2SugarkenzieSuzeAlexSydBristow talinderTeresaanne92Thesocialquota thesupergirlTigrelilito90TrishalynUnblownkissesVan illammm x 3Vegchililover78Veronika23Wendyomgwar x 4WingatprsctWonbinlover x 2Yazmin x 3YenxYouAreAlwaysYullzZpsid91 x 4    
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Come and let everyone know if you've done a trade with someone or they've been an awesome TSB contributor! Let's give kudos to our BT BFFs!    So a post could be one persons feedback on another, how a trade went, did they ship quickly, etc. and others could reply if they dealt with the same person and how their trade went.
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I've got one to go to hit 5000. It's killing me!
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Beauty Confessions
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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Hello there, ladies and gents!   Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask:   "What's on your plate?"   The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween!   For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet.   Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water.   For lunch today, I had:   -Brown rice -Steamed egg -Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper -Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens)   Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have?
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Hello everyone! Since its the middle of summer here on the east coast of the USA, I thought it'd be fun to do a post about things you've been loving this summer- whatever it may be- beauty- food- clothes- whatever!  I know there are a lot of threads similar to this- but I don't know if I've come across one yet that is directly about summer! haha!  Here are my 5 things that I've been loving this summer:  #1. Coconut. (OMG just about everything coconut has me HOOKED! Whether it be a coconut cake, body butter, etc!)  #2 Going out to get some soft ice cream!  #3. Formula X nail polish in Hercules, and High Frequency.  #4. Sleeping in almost every morning (the latest being 9:30am)  #5. Fresh fruit (fruit isn't as enjoyable in the winter because its usually not in "season"! Love me some strawberries and raspberries- don't forget the coconut! LOL!)  What are 5 things that you've been loving this summer?? ~XOXOXO
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*ranting session.    So I'm getting tired of the SA who are shocked I have >1000 points and I don't want to redeem them. Once or twice I get....but its most consistently EVERYTIME! Maybe because  of this forum I have a different view but I'm pretty sure a lot of people have WAAAAAY more points. Why is so shocking to the SA? Are we rare point hoarders? ( i don't think I have as many points compared to the 5k plus club girls!!)   Especially with the 4x...3x points event coming up....I didn't think we were unicorns!   *End rant
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So, I am not a summer person, I hate the heat and sweating the minute I step outside.   I am an indoor kind of gal in the Summer! I never would have survived before air conditioning! LOL. Anyway, there are so many things that I love about the Fall. Care to share what you love? For me, I would say the thing I like the most is just the crisp Autumn weather, where you can cozy up in a sweater or jacket and walk around without all the humidity. Plus, Halloween is my favorite holiday and my wedding anniversary is in October as well.
Beauty Confessions
we still have a week left in the month, but i need a distraction and figured now is as good of time as any ! plus i have so many things i want to talk about !!   KATE SOMERVILLE goat's milk moisturizer. i purchased this at the end of last month, and am absolutely loving it. it's keeping my skin very hydrated, and i think it's helping with clogged pores i tend to get on my chin (hormonal). i have only ever used this at night, never in the morning / under makeup so i can't really speak for that. the price is hefty for me but i'm so glad i pulled the trigger on this one, and would definitely recommend to anyone. MAC kohl liner, teddy . this slightly warm brown pencil will never leave my collection again. gives a soft definition, but not too soft ! just adore.... NARS blush, mata hari . this has been on my wish list for ages and it is glorious. i'm still learning to be more confident with blush, but considering that--i've pulled this out 5 times in the 10 days since i've owned it. that's saying something ! NARS audacious lipstick, brigitte . she is a slow burn--i didn't know i wanted her until i had her. absolutely perfect not-too-pink nude, leans just slightly warm/peach so it helps warm up my complexion. (special shout out to RITA and INGRID and NATALIE who have also entered my collection this month) ANASTASIA BEV HILLS brow wiz, granite.  i'm contrarian by nature and avoided the brand. but i needed a new brow product, discovered the shade granite (which is PERFECT) and the rest is history. AVEDA be curly curl enhancing cream . as lots of you have so sweetly recognized, july has marked the return of my curly hair after years (a decade, really, with rare exception) of being styled straight for short 'dos. this was the curl enhancing cream i used a decade ago, and it's still around (at the time curl CREAMS were still quite rare, where curly hair products were dominated by crunchy gels and mousses). this won't hold a curl--you need a different product for that--but it helps nourish, condition and define the curls you got. in other words, it gives your curls order in an otherwise chaotic world. p.s.: JAUNTY JAUNTY JAUNTY !
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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)