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What are you wearing today?
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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  Wanted something monochromatic and a little romantic today.   Wearing: Regular face stuff NARS St Paul de Vence duo UD Video blush MJ Lipstick in J'ado... see post
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.   Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting.   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. -Winter-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/2 ...
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Good to know!  I literally felt I couldn't make it through my inbox this morning let alone click through... see post
Beauty Pet Peeves
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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Pink squirrel is either a punk rock band or a designer drug. see post
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.   _____________   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD HERE: HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212
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Happy Thanksgiving! Now that holiday festivities can begin-at least in my family :) -I need some help with my list for Christmas.  This is the first year that I'm celeb... see post
          Christmas Secret ELF is Happening Now                   We are currently Shopping!   ELF- Exchange Local Fare The ELF gift exchange promotes camaraderie within the Sephora BT community. Participants from different regions are pair up and exchange local fare gifts unique to their city and state. All BT members are welcome to join the fun!   4 NEW things for X-elf Spoiler (Highlight to read) Everyone but a few BT’ers who are participating in X-elf are veterans. Changing it up a bit to accommodate the ‘secret’ format. 1. No pairings. Secret Santa style. Communication will be by email if you choose. 2. The blind draw will be more flexible. I will only group participants by states or Canada. 3. Since this is Christmas ELF the gifting is completely open. Can gift local and non-local as well as beauty items, etc. Keep this in mind when you fill out your preference list. 4. Gift Amount $25 + Shipping + 3-5 New DS I am sure we all have a pretty large personal stash, therefore, I am recommending people add 3-5 NEW deluxe samples as an EXTRA gift. Everyone but a few BT’ers who are participating in X-elf are veterans. Changing it up a bit to accommodate the ‘secret’ format.1. No pairings. Secret Santa style. Communication will be by email if you choose.2. The blind draw will be more flexible. I will only group participants by states or Canada.3. Since this is Christmas ELF the gifting is completely open. Can gift local and non-local as well as beauty items, etc. Keep this in mind when you fill out your preference list.4. Gift Amount $25 + Shipping + 3-5 New DSI am sure we all have a pretty large personal stash, therefore, I am recommending people add 3-5 NEW deluxe samples as an EXTRA gift.   X-elf SCHEDULE   Yes, it is early to take advantage of Black Friday specials, avoid seasonal shipping delays and accommodate personal holiday schedules.   Sign Up- CLOSED  Secret ELF draw- 11/20  Shopping- 11/20-12/6 Shipping- 12/7-12/14.... Box must arrive at final destination NO later than 12/14!!!! BT Show & Tell- 12/7-12/15   Theme: Stocking Stuffers......O' what fun!!! Spoiler (Highlight to read) The Challenge Buy, decorate or make a Stocking and stuff it with goodies from the preference list. The ChallengeBuy, decorate or make a Stocking and stuff it with goodies from the preference list.     Secret X-elf Guidelines Spoiler (Highlight to read) I listened and made X-elf secret style! I know y’all are the good bunch, but these are the guidelines for this round. Please follow the rules and nobody gets hurt! ;’) 1. Communicate by email if you have any questions about the Preference List. 2. Stay in communication and agree to ship together! 3. Due to the fact that this round takes place during the busy Holiday season, I will not be able to send a box if you don’t get one. If someone needs to drop out during the game, I will not assign a new ELF. It is too complicated with the secret format and random draw.  Play at your own risk. ***Sign-up only if you can 110% complete this round. See the X-elf Schedule!*** 4. If something does happen and you can’t complete X-elf, I highly suggest you take 10 minutes to email your Elfie a $25 Sephora gift card. Send me a PM and I will help you!  If case of an emergency: PM me, ASAP! I listened and made X-elf secret style!I know y’all are the good bunch, but these are the guidelines for this round. Please follow the rules and nobody gets hurt! ;’)1. Communicate by email if you have any questions about the Preference List.2. Stay in communication and agree to ship together!3. Due to the fact that this round takes place during the busy Holiday season, I will not be able to send a box if you don’t get one.If someone needs to drop out during the game, I will not assign a new ELF.It is too complicated with the secret format and random draw.  Play at your own risk.***Sign-up only if you can 110% complete this round. See the X-elf Schedule!***4. If something does happen and you can’t complete X-elf, I highly suggest you take 10 minutes to email your Elfie a $25 Sephora gift card. Send me a PM and I will help you! If case of an emergency: PM me, ASAP!   The kinda Blind Draw Spoiler (Highlight to read) Check out all the Cali Elfies! Check out all the Cali Elfies!   I sent out PMs with your Elfie's info on 11/21. If you did not get a PM, contact me. Thanks!     The Secret Elves!!! 1. desertdancer 2. Gwenhwyfar (Co-Host) 3. meganlisa 4. MrsLisha 5.TriesToBoClassy 6. Sprytely 7. etscore1 8. Jen143xo 9. Bea0t 10. Missey1973 11. mixe 12. darkiceis 13. spotspotcat 14. MK89 15. lipstick4soul 16. BrideSona 17. Anne322 18. Zpsid91 19. Libelllules 20. rachelhill 21. Jeff 22. Pixiedust2 -CLOSED   Important I noticed that a lot of y'all use your name for the email.  If you have a question you can do 2 things to remain anonymous.  - Post an OPEN question and hope that your Elfie replies. - Or, PM Gwenhwyfar (she has the Master List) or Desertdancer and we can ask for you!
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I just smelled hm nice! see post
Ho Ho Holidays 2015!
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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IT GIRL dmay / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2015
Some information about the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are starting to pop up so I decided to start a thread just for that.   See something post it here
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From what I have seen, everyone who has them recommends them. see post
The Canadian Peeps! Deals, News, Events & Whatever!
A place for the Canadian peeps to post deal, events, news and anything beauty related!   Previous thread: dian-Peeps/m-p/814937#M43578   LINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN BT THREADS   What's new on the Canadian site today w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   Promo codes for Canadians ADIAN-PROMO-CODES-LIST-1/td-p/2147005   Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604         FYI: Sephhora now has a Canadian FB account and a Canadian IG account!   ps wanna join some fun outside BT, PM me for details
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Tester Horror Stories!
Okay, so I don't judge people on their make-up. I don't care if they wear blue eyeshadow or have purple lipstick, if they like it, good for them! BUT. That is because what happens on their face, doesn't affect me. As long as they are not offering me unsolicited advice or being generally mean then we can get along. BUT TESTERS.   Oh gosh. Testers are supposed to be there for anyone to use, but sometimes people don't use common sense and thus testers are ruined for everyone. So I want to know. What's your best (er, worst) tester horror story?   Whether you had a bad reaction to a tester, saw something gross happen to a tester, or something else tester-related, I am weirdly intrigued by other peoples' experiences with this. haha. Let's hear them!
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I feel the same way whenever I have people over. I try and use throw away stuff now.  see post
I know Friday barely started and there are so many good deals out there, let's share what we all got!   So far I've only ordered two pairs of boots from Torrid and some cute underwear from Victoria's Secret.   What did you guys buy?
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What do you plan to get with the December coupon (so long as we get one)?
Feeling sad that the November sales are over? I know we have BF/Cyber Monday deals to look forward too as well. But since we have to wait for the preview yet (I believe this Friday via the Sephora to Go app) I thought we could get excited about December!   Tell us below what you plan to get in December? Maybe one item you missed out this month on with the sale? Maybe a mini haul?! A regret you are still lusting over? Do tell......   =D   For myself, I maybe plan to get a Viseart palette or an Hourglass Powder (would be my first one ever) and hopefully just leave it at that. Just one of an item that I have been wanting forever and I will wait it out for December to get it! Maybe even an impulse buy, who knows...  
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Hmm, Bite 012 perhaps? It all depends on when the email comes out, but that would probably be the highest on my list for use with the coupon/gift card. see post
By Invite- Fall/Winter TSB
++ This Box is Closed.++   Hey ladies! Let's get ready to have some fall/winter fun! The box will go out the week of October 1st.  Here are the members for this TSB and the current box order:    Mrsbaine MochaPJ (CDN) knuevekm zpsid91 Talinder GreenChilli Libellules michelleshops SuzeAlex Heartsmyface (CDN) GreenPorchLights TheSocialQuota   TSB Rules:   Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte.  Do not trade Dior for Tarte. Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box. Trade full sized items for full sized items. If a full size item you’d like to add is over 8oz or is bulky, share it with the group prior to your trades to gauge interest. If someone is interested in this item, it may be included. Keep the box balanced. If there are a lot of skincare items, add items from a different category if you’re able to. Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks. Before you seal and mail the box, you need a majority, including the next person in the box’s OK on the trade. If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group. Do not include duplicate items unless there is specific interest. Take a picture of the complete contents of the box when you receive it. This will help us all keep track of what’s in the box and can help influence our own decisions for entry. the box should be moving to the next participant after 3 business days. Courtesies: Don't put in anything unsanitary! (i.e. used lipgloss,  used liquid lipstick,  used cream products, used mascara) Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shipping Include close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc. No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participating Don't swatch items from the box - this is a hygienic precaution that we must take as a lot of people will be handling these items Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box Sanatizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water. Must post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback.  Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!   Not allowed in the box: Pre-made samples Drugstore or lower end items  Heavily used items (except for perfume) Swatching items in the box Any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized. Large or bulky items unless there is interest No duplicates unless they are high end or highly sought after products Mail Tracking All participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt. At the start of the box, each participant should PM the person who will next receive the box to determine shipping details. These shipping details should be confirmed again by PM before sending out the box. When specifying shipping instructions, choose the option that optimizes both the security of the box and timely retrieval, whether that means having the box shipped to a workplace to ensure a signature, to a PO Box, etc. Each participant is responsible for notifying box the box leader, as well as the participants before and after them, should their availability or instructions change. A box participant suggested that we each include a unicorn that we may have in our collection. I think this is a good idea! Perhaps we can each tell each other a unicorn we're looking for and if we have to, we can change the order.    At the end of the box, the remaining contents, after I pick, will go to Believe in Tomorrow, a Baltimore based Charity that services families whose children are in treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital.    Let's have fun ladies!     
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#11 is going to look fantastic on you!!! see post
December Sale to start Dec. 2 for VIB and VIB Rouge??
Just posted to Trendmood's Instagram. It looks like it starts Dec. 2 for VIB and VIB Rouge.    $25 off $50 for Rouge $20 off $50 for VIB $15 off $50 for BI (Starts Dec. 3rd) Ends Dec. 14, one time use.    Let's try to keep it positive and stay excited for this sale. Yes, it starts the same day for VIB and VIB Rouge, and yes the dollar off difference is only $5, but Sephora is not obligated to do any of this. If you feel like it's not enough of a Rouge perk, then don't participate in the sale and take your business elsewhere. We all clearly love beauty products, and saving money on them is nice too, but the complaints take away from the fun those products are and the joy they bring us. Speaking if products, I will need to really think about what I'm picking up! I have three or four things spinning in my head...   
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Happy Thanksgiving to all you beauties here on BT!  May you have a wonderful day of peace, relaxation and fun with friends and family. (And be sure to come back here and show your hauls from today and Black Friday beauty shopping).
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Happy thanksgiving everyone! I'm thankful that I get to be a part of this really fun community. I've been at Sephora just over a year now and I remember being very nervo... see post
Winter/Spring 2016 Releases!
I know it's early... like way early but I've seen a few items posted on different sites that have an early 2016 or spring release date.  Need a place to share this info   So let's share here whatever new product you come across
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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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This is my special edition Luxe Box. (If you cant guess by now Benefit is a huge fav of mine) see post
Are you "trialing" a new product ? Want to talk about it ?
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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Kate somerville eczema cream- I don't have eczema, but my skin's on the sensitive side. I wanted a basic moisturizer that claims to moisturize, not anti-aging etc. (beca... see post
Thankful For in Beauty (on topic) and Life
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. I always feel thankful, but this time of year makes me feel even more so. What are you thankful for in beauty, life, and on BT? Do not forget to add what you're thankful for in beauty, so we're on topic.   In beauty, I am thankful for concealer. My skin has seen more breakouts and acne in 2015 than any other year in the past decade. It's been a stressful year, and my skin noticed.   In life, I am thankful for my husband and kids. My older son has been going through a lot lately and as frustrating as it is, I am glad to be here for him. I am also thankful that my chronic headaches are not cancer. I may live in pain each day, but I may have a lot more days to look forward to.   On BT, I am thankful to the community. This is the most positive community I've ever been a part of. As much as I love my Disney community, arguments ensue far more often there. I have not been back there for a while, so I am glad BT is still here. It is ever evolving and though I miss many great friends who no longer log in, I really enjoy meeting new people and corresponding with the ones I've connected so much with. Some of you are more dear to me than real life friends, so I feel like I know you.  
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I spent a LOT less in 2015 than I did in 2014. My husband took the liberty of adding a few of my monthly spending totals in 2014, and I did not like the results. Vowed t... see post
The Giddy Post - Did you order something today?? (;
Are you riding a high from an order you placed today?? Do tell. 
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Omg you are so right..this is my bag collection now.  see post
Husbands/partners/relatives/friends//randos say the darndest things!
Husbands/partners/relatives/friends and COMPLETE RANDOS often say the darndest things about beauty and appearance, am I right?? Post your annoying and/or amusing anecdotes here! 
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For me, there's nothing too casual or too dressed up.  Of course, there are some professional areas where people are expected to dress in certain ways (I know, but I ac... see post
Rainy Days
    What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day?    
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Thanks TSQ for sending me down this Fallout soundtrack rabbit hole   see post
Back in stock holiday stuff
I get so lost in the longer threads...  Since some of the holiday stuff has gone out of stock (with indications that they will come back in stock) I figured I'd start a thread just for items that come back in stock. UD Spectrum, KVD La Vida Loca, YSL black red, Disney mirrors, D&G Sophia Loren, etc.  I'll post every few days so the thread doesn't disappear but if you see something back in stock please add it here!!!  Then, we won't all need to stock the individual items and threads.
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I'm not a fan of the Tarte formula.  My daughter has a very pretty cool undertone, slightly pink (but a soft muted pink...she's fairly light), with brown hair and brown ... see post
What's on your plate?
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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The plate is so festive!!! I see a face, anyone else??? :P see post
The bane of your morning routine.
No, not that  Bane... that's a whole 'nother thread.*   We've all got them. A rogue eyelash, an eyebrow with a mind of its own, that one spot, yeah, that one , you know what I'm talking about... That one, little, unique trait that you get to confront each day and makes you, you.   If we're lucky (or just in a really good mood), we come to love and embrace them (or at least just say 'screw it, not today!'), others can just nag on us, no matter how minuscule and even though we're likely the only ones to even realize it exists.    I've got one spot right by my lower lip that never quite stays covered and a bare spot on my left brow that I have the blessed opportunity to slay every. single. day.    How 'bout you?    * c-Week-gt-Love-Notes-Thread/m-p/1949435#M41605    
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I have uneven eyebrows due to hitting my face on a counter when I was young. It feels really obvious to me, and I hate that no matter what or how I pluck them, they will... see post
Living with Depression and/or Anxiety? Come on in, the door is open
I've been thinking about starting this thread for a while. Tonight while reading an unrelated thread, the topic of depression and anxiety came up once again. I wanted a safe space for others to talk about what's going on with them, how they're feeling, do they need some help? There seems to be a fair number of us here on BT that struggle with depression, I see it pop up frequently.    I personally suffer from chronic depression and anxiety disorder. I was diagnosed with depression in 2003. After a bajillion tests and convinced I had a brain tumor, I was told it was depression. I burst into tears. That was not the answer I wanted and I still didn't believe the doctor. I also had been suffering from panic attacks since around 1997-98. They were getting worse, and I had absolutely no idea what they were. I just thought I was dying, every single time. I started having them daily. Today I am ok. Through lots of trial and error, medications, therapy and hypnotherapy. And also genetic testing, which I urge anyone suffering from chronic depression to get.    I don't personally feel a stigma anymore. I'm very upfront about my condition as I don't think it's a secret to be locked away. Secrets start to haunt us and close us off from the world. If we talk about it, we normalize it. And we find ways to get better.    So feel free to tell your story here, or just part of it. Or just stop by and say hi, I need some help today. Or hey, I can't even get out of bed to brush my teeth because the world feels too heavy today. We already have a love of beauty which binds us together. Let this just be another way for us to connect and make friends. 
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Cuddles make the world go around :) see post
5 Things/Products You are Obsessed with right now .
Lately I have been going over my purchases and I noticed a tiny trend - I am obsessed with some things more than others.   So what are your 5 things/products that you are obsessed with lately (it could be anything - from food to clothing to makeup, etc)?   Mine are: - Skin care (Algenist, face masks, and serums) - Purses (bought 4 purses in one year, and continuing to look .. smh) - Starbucks (holiday drinks) - NARS creamy concealer - Bite Beauty
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MOTD: Mask Of The Day!
I thought it'd be fun to create a thread where we share our 'mask faces'! I'd love to see how lovely & silly you all look with masks on It'd be great if you mention the name of the mask you are using as well!   I'll start things off!   Tonight I am using the Lush Magnaminty mask  
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This is the first face mask that didn't make me feel like a serial killer😝 see post
Successful Trades or TSB Experiences!
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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Had a great trade with shopaholic15.  Super friendly and accommodating, would highly recommend. :) see post
Does anyone else have this weird anxiety?? (w/ new makeup)
I have this weird anxiety with new makeup and the fear of ruining it. Mostly eye shadows, blushes, bronzes, lipsticks and fresh sugar lips. It's like I hoard makeup and once I get it I'm afraid to use it and ruin the pretttiness of the product.    I also realize I do this with other stuff like candles and and pretty stationary.    I know it's a waste and slightly borderline hoarding but I can't help but admire how pretty everything looks when its brand new and untouched. Granted it'll just be a waste of makeup if I don't start using it soon 😅
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BINGO!!!! I'm glad I'm not alone. Luckily I've gotten a lot better about it! For instance, I started using some of my new products from the VIB sale 2 weeks after gettin... see post
Before I say anything- this post is going to be totally off topic and not about makeup at all!  I thought it would be nice to express our love for our pets, and maybe even pictures, too!  To start off, I used to be a dog person-- years ago.... But my whole perspective changed when a completely mellow nourished(not exaggerating!) female cat wandered in our backyard, hungry and hot. (This was in the summer of 2012) I still remember the poor kitty that was shaking as she ate a can of tuna and a bowl of milk because she was so hungry... Did I forget to mention that she was also a pregnant cat? Without a doubt I grew to love that cat, and I never thought in a million years that I would now be a cat person! But it doesn't stop there... We took that stray cat in, (after vet check up-shots- etc) and named her Olive. (People always ask me why we named her that- but she has these big beautiful eyes that look almost like olives!)  About a month later she had kittens-- 7 to be exact.. Unfortunately one of them was a runt and wasn't even fully developed- and after many attempts to feed it by hand, and through many tears, and a few days- the kitten died. The rest of the 6 kittens were so stinkin' adorable and one of the best experiences I've ever had to take care of as far as animals are concerned! They were so cute- it was so amazing to see them grow and change and learn new things.. We named them all too, even though we didn't attempt to keep all of them! (We as in my family- I still live at home with my parents and siblings)  Samuel, (male) Marty,(male), Charlie (male), Titus(male) Gracie(female), and Mabel(female.) After weeks of deciding which kittens to keep we final decided on Titus and Mabel. When the kittens were old enough to be separated from their mother, we found a great little shelter for the rest of them until they could be adopted to hopefully good homes.  After a couple of months Mabel began to ruin our house by clawing everything-- sadly we have to give her away as well, but later on we decided to get Olive(mom) and Titus(male kitten) declawed.. (We hadnt thought of declawing Mabel at that time so it wasn't an option!) Of course I know many people don't agree with declawing of animals- but if they're indoor cat like ours- and if you get it done when they are still kittens(like Titus was) then they should be fine... And yes- our cats turned out completely fine, after about a month of healing. Anyway, Olive and Titus it was; both beautiful tiger calico cats... That's not  the end of the story though. Last year we actually had 2 strays- one I will not bother telling the story of because he was suffering from terrible accidents outdoors that led him to being put down- and the other one I will quickly explain. Once again, mellow nourished, black & white tuxedo cat, a stray, wanders into our backyard, a sweet little thing. (GOSH his face is the cutest thing ever!) So lets just say that my family and I live with three cats now... Olive, Titus, and Mittens. (Mittens is such a common name for a cat with four white paws!) I love them all so so much, and they each are truly different and I love seeing each of their personalities! I have to admit that Titus is the SWEETEST cat in the entire world--- and I have to say that it is most likely because he was born in our home. He is so cute- he still meows like a kitten- and is totally overweight. (yes, my boo is on a diet- as the rest of them are, LOL!) SO- after I just blabbed my big mouth for half an hour- I want to hear YOUR story of your pets-whatever your pet may be. (And I do still like dogs- but I'm totally a crazy cat lady now!) Please feel free to share your story as well, whatever it might be- whatever means the most to you about your pet- whatever seems special to you--- I hope this post wasn't too boring, lol, and that you do enjoy it! XOXOXO PS. And as I write this post Titus is sleeping next to me. <3
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WOW!  That was a beautiful, heartfelt story!  It touched me in so many ways.  Thank you for sharing. I'm passionate about rescue/shelter pets and I fostered for a while ... see post