The Lounge
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Happy Easter everyone!   If you have any Easter stuff up or decorate any eggs post here! I have a few to add myself  
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Hauls
  April Trouble errr I mean Haul: - Ghd eclipse - Fresh Ancienne set: ancienne cream, ancienne eye creme, and elixir ancien - Fresh Ancienne Ultimate Honey Mask - Elizabeth and James Nirvana in black and in white and the rollerball for each (for my bag) - Guerlain Meteorites - Guerlain brush (nordstrom bc sephora was sold out) - Guerlain terracotta bronzer - Guerlain terracotta brush (again nordstrom for same reason) - Dolce and Gabbana blush in rosebud (which is amazing, highly recommend) - Marc Jacobs the finish line perfection powder - Marc Jacobs the face 2 brush - Urban Decay Naked Palettes 1, 2, & 3 - Urban Decay Electric Palette - Urban Decay Smoked Palette - Make Up For Ever HD Complexion Starter Kit - Make Up For Ever HD Concealer - Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask - Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Cream - Fresh Black Tea Instant Infusion Toner - Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Oil - Fresh Peony Night Treatment Mask - Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment - Fresh Sugar Lip Polish - Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve face cream - Fresh sugar roll on deodorant - Fresh Rose Mask - Fresh Brown Sugar Polish - Fresh Soy Face Cleanser - Dior Creme Abricot for nails - Dior Airflash Spray Foundation - Buxom Lip Gloss in White Russian - Buxom Nude and Brights Gloss set - Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils in Perversion, vice, and asphyxia - Urban Decay Lipstick in Native - Urban Decay Lip Gloss in Walk Of Shame - Dior Maximizer Mascara Primer - Sephora Full Action Mascara in Purple - Benefit They're Real Mascara - Josie Maran Light Argan Oil - Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter Lotion - Soap and Glory Pink Perfume - Soap and Glory Hand Food - Soap and Glory Heel Genius - Dior Addict Lip Glow - Tarte LipSurgence in Energy and Lucky - Tarte Glamazon in Foxy - Too Faced Lip Creme in Marshmallow Bunny and Razzle Dazzle Rose - Tarte sculptor in Park Ave Princess - Tarte Brush for the sculptor - Make Up For Ever 108 Straight Brush - Sephora pro Blush Brush # 54 - Anastasia Beauty Express Kit - Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil - Anastasia Brow Fix - Sephora must have smudge brush # 70 - Tweezerman scissor set - Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder - Sephora Face Brush Set and the Sephora Eye Brush Set - Beauty Blender double set with cleaner (online only) - Dry bar dry shampoo for brunettes - Dry bar money maker hair spray - Benefit mini set: porefessional, that gal, girl meets pearl - benefit porefessional full size - Yu Be Cream and Lip set - Sephora MakeUp brush shampoo - Clinique oil for lids, lashes, and lips - Sephora Makeup Remover Wipes   ... And I am waiting for the 24th for 3x points on perfume for Flowerbomb, D&G Desire and Light blue, and MJ Daisy.... i also may purchase some things before the month ends from origin, buxom, and the clarisonic luxe set...   Hi, My name is Jessica, and I am a Sephora Addict. xx  
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does everyone else enjoy browsing through the beauty board? I love seeing all the different people out there...all the many ways of doing makeup and hair! It is so fascinating seeing the variety of women--the face shapes, hairstyles, makeup applications. I especially love the ones who are smiling and happy! Enough duck lips and trying to look so seductive. Isn't it fun getting a glimpse at real people and what they wear? The only thing I have noticed is that whenever I try to click on the products or the photos, I get booted off the site. Has anyone else had this happen?   
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Beauty Confessions
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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Beauty Confessions
Today I managed to drop my brannnd spankin new MUFE Flash palette     Help me feel better by telling me I'm not alone - what have you accidentally dropped/messed up lately?    *tries not to get tears on the newly cracked case*     And to make matters worse, Hourglass cancelled my order for ONE ambient lighting palette because they thought I was a third party seller??! Today is just not my makeup day.
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Anyone else watch this show and excited for tonight's premiere?    I'm watching the season finale now to refresh my memory on how it ended, but ahhh! So excited!!!
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Beauty Confessions
So I know a lot of us order from Sephora quite frequently, and the boxes are clearly marked with "Sephora" on them.   I get several packages a week on average, and today I got two.  That also doesn't include any other packages I receive from Ulta, Beauty, etc.  I'm sure my post office can sort my mail without looking at the name or address just by looking at the boxes!    Anyone else feel this way?
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Happy Thursday BT babes!  Since "throwback thursday" is such a huge trend, I thought it would be fun to do a "love it or leave it" throwback.  Share your fav makeup trend throughout the years... and the one you are SOOOO glad faded away.  Enjoy!   Love, love, LOVE it - Classic 50s inspired makeup. That perfect winged liner & a well defined lip. It transcends the decades & really will never go out of style     Leave it: The 80s.  Its fun to reminisce, but I don't think I'd ever be able to pull of the the bights colors, heavy liner, major shadow... just not me!               Cant wait to see what some of your #TBT posts!!   xo, Mia
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I was just watching a review done by RAEeivew I didn't watcher her videos from the beginning.. so I might be missing something but she literally buys everything high end and in multiples too. as in 6 different Giorgio Armani foundations in her own skin color (I got the feeling that she's buying stuff for her own use)  Does she just have a job that pays like a celebrity or is she inherently rich like her dad owns Samsung does anyone know?  
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1.  What's your favorite product that you are wearing today? 2.  Anything you are looking forward to? 3.  How are your fur babies doing? 4. What are you currently jamming out to? 5.  What's for dinner?     1.  Guerlain gel pencil eyeliner, I'm on a kick! 2.  The weekend!  It's supposed to rain, but I've got this excited feeling about this weekend, like anything could happen, I don't know why. 3.  My cat just had a bath, so hes enjoying being fluffy and sticking out his chest to look all majestic. 4.  Icons Pop, yes it's their I Don't Care song from last summer lol! 5.  No clue, taking the fiancé out on a date, waiting for him to decide . He doesn't know I'm buying yet.
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Hey all!!! I was just woundering if i go to an ulta store and ask a sale associate for a sample of a product will they give it to me like at sephora. I have been dying to try some Dermalogica products but want samples first. please help
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So I ordered a hair mask and several lipsticks from ulta, and I just got the package....like this. What the F***? This would NEVER happen with sephora! I am so disgusted and pissed off. This is so unacceptable.   
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I haven't been over here in "Off Topic" land much and just realized I missed a bunch of parties!  So I'm throwing a "sorry I was late to/completely missed your party party".  
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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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So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers.  A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc.   I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board.   I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow.    - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time.   EDITED:   Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order.  5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$.  I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON   Tarte now ships to Canada!    
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Hauls
I'm trying SO hard not to break my wallet so I'll live vivaciously through y'all's hauls until end of the month.  If you are an April baby, don't forget to take advantage of the numerous b-day offerings everywhere(sometimes it take a few days after signing up to get the offer): http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Bir thday-Gifts-and-Promos-from-Cosmetic-Companies/m-p ...   And of course, before you place an order, don't forget to check the current perks and promo threads that will rob you of all your points and will power: http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-Promo-C odes-8-The-quot-I-hope-I-don-t-get-into-trouble/td ... http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-List-of -100-Point-Perks/td-p/869671 http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-List-of -250-500-and-Male-Point-Perks/td-p/869679   And ebates or whatever rebate website you are using. So what did you get this month?  
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I've read a lot of reviews about face masks that mention how hard it is to get them off... and I recently saw a thread on beauty talk about favorite masks with a lot of comments about how this and that mask sticks to your skin, so I just wanted to share a quick tip. I'm sure most of you will roll your eyes but maybe someone hasn't thought of it:   You know how some masks say to use a hot damp towel to open your pores? well a damp towel is also a really really good option for washing of a mask without making a huge mess. I have a stack of these IKEA-towels in my beauty cupboard. They are only 49 cents so not a major beauty investment:     When it's time to rinse off, I just soak a towel in warm (not hot) water, wring it out, put it over my face to "wet" the mask and then use it to gently "scrub" my face clean, rising the towel as I go. It only takes a minute, it doesn't create a massive flood on my bathroom floor, and it very gently exfoliates the face. After I get all the mask off I just rinse the towel out and throw it in the washer.    If you're struggling with a mask being annoyingly hard to wash off... give it a try! I think it helps a lot    
Beauty Confessions
Does anybody else look at makeup not only as a hobby, but as a distraction? I find it as an escape sometimes. I'm in a long distance relationship, go to school, and work full time. Makeup is a way for me to numb and distract myself. Anyone else feel this way about makeup? 
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Sephora Show & Tell
Easter weekend calls for seriously cute nails, but as my art skills are limited (I can't draw a bunny to save my life), I used Butter London Poole and Keen to create a simple pastel dotticure. I'm loving the color combination though, what do you think?      What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend (and what are your Easter plans)? Show and Tell! 
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Yay! I'm throwing myself a heart party! Whoo-hoo!  
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congrats on over 2500!! here's to that many more! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! WE you!!
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The Swatch Board
On Fair Skin from one (first on left) to twelve (last one):     Feel free to post your swatches below!   Looking for the lipsticks? Click the link below: http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/B ite-s-Deconstructed-Rose-Lipstick-Swatches/td-p/13 ...
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to me and to you.   Show me a bunny photo!  
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So I have seen a recent influx of a lot of new people here which I take is due to the new tabs so I thought I would say welcome!!!!!!!! You in the right place for all thing makeup and more! Now I due warn you sometimes we do enable just a little. Welcome to beauty talk we are always here to talk!
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Go raid that piggy bank, because you can now turn in your loose change for a gift card at Coinstar!    go to: coinstar (dot) com/kioskfinder/Sephora  to find a machine that dispenses Sephora cards near you. I AM SO EXCITED!
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YOUR POST - 'RE: WHY WOULD ANYONE WEAR BLACK LIPSTICK', HAS BEEN REJECTED BY THE MODERATOR. From: Anonymous(anon) Sent: ‎03-28-2014 06:16 ADD TO FRIENDS IGNORE ANONYMOUS Your post - 'Re: Why would anyone wear black lipstick', has been rejected by the moderator. Click here to view the post     My post that was rejected was "Lol so funny"...   Has anyone else ever gotten this? 
Beauty Confessions
I have a $75 Sephora gift card and I am so torn what to spend it on! Obviously I don't need to spend it all at once but, I lean towards setting and highlighting powders but then I can't ever decide on which one. Then I was thinking about waiting until the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contouring Kit came back in stock but then i thought, do I really need all those colors. I mean after all only one or two of them will match my skin tone right? Please help me decide what to do! 
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Since pipsqueek1582 so graciously offered her free items to us and there were enough items to start a box, we are officially opening Traveling Sephora Box #9 - 2013!  I offered to help set up this thread with the rules and list of participants just to make it easier for everyone.  I am calling this box #9 because box 7 split into 2 different boxes.  The rules are basically the same as previous boxes which I borrowed (cut and pasted) from previous threads.     1. Please, NO DRUGSTORE items!  2. To keep things moving as quickly as possible, I'm requesting that people with U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY participate in this box. (I'm sorry Canadian BTers!    ) 3. Once the box comes back to pipsqueek1582, she will donate what is left to a worthy charity in her area. 4. If you do not see your name on this list from the previous thread, or would like to change your spot on the list, please post a request and send me a PM if you are able to swap with someone. 5. Please be aware that shipping costs may reach upwards of $17 if the TSB gets really full. Previous TSBs have used either the Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium or Large Box (comes out to $12.35 or $16.85 with tracking & shipping confirmation). If you are going to participate, please be prepared for the shipping costs!     Here is how it works: Pipsqueek1582 will fill a box with products and send it through USPS to the next person on the list. They will go through the box, take what they want, add their own items in, then send it to the next person.   What you need to do: 1. Send a Personal Message to the person before you on the list with your mailing address right away so there's no delay in shipping. 2. Start collecting, sanitizing, and labeling your beauty goodies.  Please label swatched & sanitized on a plastic bag or with a removable sticker instead of using a marker on the product. 3. Read through the Rules below to know what is allowed & what is not allowed:   Allowed: ☆ High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes  ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged/in a box ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used  ☆ Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags as long as they are clean ☆ Anything that is sealed ☆ Skin care items in tubes & bottles Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened ☆ Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else ☆ Keep non beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). ☆ every explodable/leakable item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ziplock   Not Allowed: ☹ Pre-made samples ☹ Drugstore items ☹ No USED items with wands, such as lip glosses, mascara, or concealers ☹ Heavily used items (except for perfume) ☹ Anything that might be considered unsanitary ☹ Taking more than you put in. Keep the Value of items equal ☹ Swatching items in the box     4  Do not keep the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you down on the list. 5. Package things carefully and put in ziplock bags. 6. TRADE on or ABOVE the value of what you took. 7. Please include a tracking number.  It makes it more fun anticipating your turn.  Please post it and also send me a PM. 8. Post in a picture and/or text what you took and left (picture AND written description preferred). 9. Have fun and try some things you haven't tried before!   Please ask if you have anything that is questionable. ♥ No drama ♥ Be polite ♥ NO RESERVES (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's okay too)   If you think there is a need for more rules, post a reply to this. *******The list is closed******** Here is the list of participants : Pipsqueek1582 (I'll start it ;-) sent 12/17 1. suddenlyforever - arrived 12/21, sent 12/23 2. wendyomgwar - arrived 12/24, sent 1/4 3.  Srikandi 4. AznAngelLiz - arrived 1/6, sent 1/7 5. missey1973 - arrived 1/11, sent 1/13 6. ireneh - arrived 1/17, sent 1/21 7. bambina2011 - arrived 1/27, sent 1/30 8. beethousand - arrived 2/1, sent 2/3 9.  taisha27 10. bisoubisou - arrived 2/5, sent 2/6 11. killahbabe - arrived 2/8, sent 2/10 12. DesertRose0706 - arrived 2/12, sent 2/14 13. sbowden - arrived 2/19, sent 2/22 14. sn22 15. wingatprsct - arrived 2/24, sent 2/27 16. Erendira - arrived 3/3, sent 3/4 17.  mityren 18. StraightRhodes - arrived 3/10, sent 3/13 19.  LumiarHy 20. jamielove - arrived 3/15 21. laurennnlove 22. 1cros3nail4givn 23. pipsqueek1582   Happy Swapping to all! 
Hauls
They carry the Hourglass blushes (backordered, but most of them are OOS on Sephora right now)... need I say more?   The code is DISCOVER20, and it's valid until next Tuesday, April 22.   I picked up a 4-pack of Clarisonic brush heads (I'm stocked up for the next 2.5 years now ), the Hourglass blush in Radient Magenta (thanks to everyone who helped me decide ), and the Hourglass Illume Creme-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light.  I split the items up into two orders and got a $40 discount!   These are the Sephora product pages for the items I picked up: https://www.sephora.com/cleansing-brush-head-value -pack-P377534?skuId=1494368 https://www.sephora.com/ambient-lighting-blush-P38 4963?skuId=1581339 http://www.sephora.com/illume-creme-to-powder-bron zer-duo-P210576?skuId=1074459   I should be on a no-buy, but I felt this deal was too good to pass up!   Happy shopping, everyone!
Beauty Confessions
Ahhhhhh!  I have just been going nuts with the makeup purchases since January! I have literally been buying up stuff as I see and want it!  I read a suggest that to cut back a bit I should go through a No-buy period unless it's a necessity.  How long should a no-buy be? I was thinking a month but am scared a palette will come out I really want, lol. I'm a bit weak. i think I need a little support with this one!  This isn't going to include the palettes I have coming in the mail. I just am not allowed to make anymore purchases starting today for ??????.