i just recieved my Target beauty box, I think it was free with $7 shipping. All in all, definitely worth the cost. Elnett extra hold hairspray...good for purse Fekkai dry shampoo...always can use, we'll see if it's better than my Batiste Laniege BB cream....been wanting to dry NYX eye pencil in Milk...already have Loreal color riche lipstick...seems like a lip gloss, we'll see if I like it coupon for $3 off of $15...easily done. i also got the Walmart beauty box, free with $5. I like them both for different reason. You can see the pics along with others in the Walmart beauty box thread.
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?
I LOVE beauty products and sadly I also LOVE shopping which leads to countless makeup purchases on a weekly basis. I have a lot of makeup already and I certainly do not need more. I'm sure I am not the only one with this problem but if anyone can help me, I would appreciate. Do you have any tips on reducing your impulse purchases ? or just stop buying so much makeup all the time? Are you a recovering beauty addict ? I need advice, especially before the VIB sale in November !!!
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!
It's midnight in New York and you know what that means... it's October!! I don't care if I'm in California, I'm still making this post hahaha. I started my haul at CVS because my sister had $10 rewards for beauty and I used that towards lipsticks for my kit. I got Wet n Wild lipsticks in Sugar Plum Fairy, Wine Room, and Mauve Outta Here. I also got a Milani lipstick in High Voltage. I paid $2 for 4 lipsticks! I went to Ulta to pick up NYX Dark Circle Corrector and the Essence Lipstick (4th one above) in Wear Berries THEN, I went to Sephora to pick up a free deluxe sample of Bare Minerals lipstick in Speak Your Mind and my MUFE Birthday gift! PS my birthday is October 18 hehe
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers. A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc. I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board. I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow. - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time. EDITED: Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order. 5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$. I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON Tarte now ships to Canada!
So I feel like doing my makeup, but it's raining so I don't think I'll be going out. That's not the point of this status though. What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day? Mine goes from classical music, to the beatles, and of course - David Bowie! Edited to include the picture I took the other day.
I've been meaning to post this for a while...the Baltimore orioles were hot for a while, and now Kansas City came along. I'm hoping for a miracle still! Anyone else out there a baseball fan? Even though the Ravens are winning, I can't even think about football right now!
So I've noticed that every time I look at the reviews of a product there are at least a few unhelpful (sometimes they're a little helpful) but hilarious reviews. What are your favorites that you have seen so far? Here's one I saw while browsing through UD Naked Skin reviews:
It hit me a few days ago that Black Friday 2014 would be here soon!!! I happen to just love love love Black Friday shopping. I am not a morning person, a total night owl actually, so I've enjoyed that the last couple of years there have been more stores opening late on Thursday. (I don't support folks having to work on Thanksgiving just so I can shop but I won't wake up at 3 am to be at a store for a 4 am opening - I'd rather just stay up and hit a midnight opening - just a personal preference). Last year Sephora branded their Black Friday deals as "Dealtopia". As in years past, they had some amazing $10 deals. Some were online only and some were available both in store and on-line. On-line, we were limited to two items of each deal, but many of us made multiple orders. In-store, some locations held to the two item limit of each deal, and some didn't and they let you buy more. What is always the great mystery for on-line shopping is the exact time that the deals will go live. I want to say that it was midnight EST time. Last year, the online shopping was a bit of a nightmare. Anyone remember entering the "queue" where you were advised not to hit the back-button, or refresh, else you'd lose your place in line? With some patience, many of us were able to find our desired deals. My local store opened at midnight and when I got there at about 11:45, I was about the 15th person in line. There was only one "aggressive" shopper, who was behind me, but went kinda crazy when the doors opened. She knew what she wanted and by gosh, she wasn't afraid to nudge you out of the way to get there! Other than that, it was crazy busy but nothing horrible. They had many of the deals sitting on the main front display, but they also had some employees who had rolling carts with some of the items. Finding that "one" item you just had to have was tricky if it wasn't on the main display. To get an idea of what the deals were in 2013, I recommend googling "Musings of a Muse Black Friday 2013" to see the great details she posted including great pictures. Captured below is the list of deals from 2013, as found on The Musings of a Muse site. In addition, I just took a photo of the ones I bought last year that I still haven't used or given away. I think my favorite $10 item was the Josie Maran set, which included her Bare Naked Nail Wipes (20 count) and a 1 oz. Whipped Argan Oil Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot. I think the "hot" item was the Philosophy Purity wash. What was your favorite? Note that Sephora did most of their Black Friday advertising using Pinterest and Facebook. I do not remember how many days before Black Friday they posted what the deals would be. Do any of you remember? All I know is that I am really excited for 2014!!! Anyone else have some tips/lessons learned from 2013? 2013 List Lorac Fan Favorite Duo Wei Pore Purifying & Brightening Collection Philosophy Limited Edition Purity Made Simple 12oz Tocca Florence Travel Fragrance Duo Bite Lush Lip Trio Sephora Collection Sparklers Brush Set Clean Fragrance Trio Bliss Soapy Suds Body Wash and Bubble Bath (16 oz Lemon Sage, Vanilla Bergamot, Red Orange and White Pepper, or Grapefruit and Aloe) Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set (Too Faced Eyeliner and Better Than Sex Mascara) Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Palette Vol. 2 Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Palette Vol. 3 Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette Tokyomilk Takeout Kate Somerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment (0.50 oz) Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers Set Vita Liberata Rich Face + Mini Mitt Duo Living Proof Gift Set (1 oz Full Conditioner, Full Shampoo, Prime Style Extender, and 0.5 oz Full Thickening Cream) Formula X Asap Real Nail Lacquer Duo Pack Ole Henriksen Clean Sweep Duo (frican Red Tea Foaming Cleanser and Truth To Go Cleansing Wipes) Boscia Pore Perfection Set (1oz Black Mask, 1 Pore Strip) The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Set Smashbox Heat Wave Lip Gloss Set Buxom Full On Lipstick in Havana Alterna Caviar Moisture Trio Buxom Curtain Call Set Nails Inc Crystaltastic Nails Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant Vanilla Grapefruit Mini Bare Minerals Enchanting Eyes Tarte Little Miracles Best Selling Essentials
So, I found this website, which I think is brilliant. Basically you make a commitment (mine is no buy at Sephora for a month) and you give them your credit card number and every week you check in to tell them if you succeeded or failed, and if you fail you have to pay money. You can designate the money go to either a friend, a charity or an anti-charity (a charity you hate, like one that really goes against your political leanings). I picked an anti-charity, because I need that extra motivation. Also, you can have a "referee", a 3rd party that verifies whether you stuck to your commitment or you can do it on the honor system. So what do you guys think? Anybody else want to try it with me? We can be "supporters" for each other (you can tell people and they can make an account and like, leave encouraging messages and stuff). I have to tell you, I started using this website to make me exercise and it is totally working. So just wanted to throw it out there in case anybody was interested in using Stickk. I think it will really help me STICKK to my no buy. And maybe it will help you to. good luck, soldiers!
Toot toot! Round three of the Trans-Canadian travelling cosmetics train is now *closed* *Update* Here is the new train order! A couple of stations are friends of mine, I will be passing on their addresses to the people sending to them. Please PM the person sending to you *now* with your full name and address. If you don't have an address by Monday please contact me. If I have missed somebody on the train please contact me asap That said, Toot toot! All aboard, here we go! Ont: 1) Bcteagirl 2) Ivyxox: Passed on to Ivy, August 21st 3) Poornima: Arrived August 24th left August 27th 4) LovingLondon: Arrived September 2nd, send on September 8th: Tracking #: 0059382000696770 QC: 5) HappyGen: Arrived september 10th Sask: 6) Gayle (friend): Arrived September 24th BC: 7) Heartsmyface 8) Deesa (friend): Departed here on October 9th! Purolator #:11233766853 Ont: 9)Firespinner 10) KBmatthews 11) Yullz 12) Bcteagirl I rotated out some items so that there will be new items for the returning members. I added in some brand new Julep, Kiels, and a couple MAC. I hope everybody has a grand time, I had lots of fun putting this together! I am meeting Ivy very shortly to pass on the box to the next station! ************************************************** **** You also need to be able to meet the rules in a timely manner, keep the box moving within three days. You need to be able to post photos of what you take and link them in this thread. This is a longer train, so if you have any travel plans in the next 2-3 months, you need to include this information when you contact me. You need to: 1) Post in this thread 2) PM me, include full name, full address, if you were on a previous train, and if not the info above (Member for how long, somebody else who can vouch for you). This is a second round of a box, so there is a HUGE variety in here, so much great stuff (thank you previous participants!!). Very exciting to start a box that is such a great mix to start with. We had so much fun on the previous train (and it moved so fast!) that I know this will be great! BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE RULES! ****NO RESERVE**** ****No Swatching items from the box**** ****ITEMS THAT MAY BE INCLUDED**** ALL SEALED ITEMS are welcome, UNLESS sealed NO: Nothing you dip your fingers in if opened NO opened mascara NO opened lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze). If any of these are new, tape them shut and label them as new. Leave other lipsticks/etc untapped so people can see the colours. NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED all cosmetic/skin care samples are fine ***Other: For full sized items, there is a strict one in one out policy for drug store items: ie: If you want to trade in a drug store item, you must be taking out a drug store item (Feel free to take out extra drug store items lol). This will ensure that this box is largely of higher quality cosmetics (While still allowing for some variety). There will be just a few drug store items per box *Be polite *Don't keep the box longer than a few days (please try to keep the box moving in a timely manner) * All packages must include a tracking number, Send me (@Bcteagirl) the tracking number. *TRADE ON OR ABOVE the value of the item you took -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them - One in/one out rule for any drugstore cosmetics (which are limited) -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left -package things carefully and put things that could leak in ziplock bags **YOU MUST have a tracking number for your package, and it must be posted here! Once the train order is set, you need to PM the person who is sending to you your address right away, don't wait until the train is close to you!
Whether you're an employee at Sephora or loved by an employee at Sephora, if you scored a code... what did you buy for the sale? If you haven't shopped yet, what are you planning to buy? My goodies came in today and I bought: GHD Bird of Paradise (coral) Too Faced Bronzing Wardrobe Hourglass BB Drybar Lemon Drop Drybar High Tops Tarte Cheek Set Too Faced Melted Kisses Set Guerlain Magic Ballz Hourglass Lighting Powder YSL Fusion Ink Foundation Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
After talking to an SA about in store sale sections she informed me that not all stores have them. I'm lucky that I have 3 Sephoras close to me and two of those have sale sections. Sometimes I'm able to get things in store that are not even available online. Other times I'm able to see and swatch items that are in the online sale sections before I make buys. I thought it would be a good idea to get a list going of stores that actually have in store sale sections. Hollywood & Highland - Los Angeles, CA - Reg., on isle end. Glendale Galleria - Glendale, CA - SiJCP, on isle end. Century City - Los Angeles, CA - Reg., (they keep moving it around)
I am a book lover! I would rather read than do anything else! So just outta curiosity, What are you ladies (and gentleman) reading? What's your favorite genre? I just finished Blood Vivicani by Beckett And I am starting a reread of The song of Ice and Fire (the game of thrones series) My favorite genre by far is horror and Fantasy.
I was talking to my mom this morning about my 6 yo wanting to join GS. She asked if I was going to be a leader. I laughed and said that when all the girls returned home from a camping trip with full faces of makeup I probably wouldn't be asked back lol. Anyways, it got me thinking about all the fun patches that could be associated with a beauty version of GS! Um, winged eye liner patch, anyone? It probably wouldn't ever get established, but it's a lot of fun to think about!
I did a search (sorry in advance if I missed some threads). Asking all BTer's to share how/where did you learn to apply your makeup: I.e. Blogs, Youtube videos, How-to's BT, Trial and error, @ a Sephora store with the help of an associate? I can't say I'm new to makeup, as I'm 42, however, I've watched some how-to's on Youtube and here on Sephora, but just can't seem to get it right! It's disheartening for me to have all this beautiful makeup to use, but then feel blah when I look in the mirror after applying. If anyone is willing to share your go-to bloggers, inspiration, YTer's I'd be most appreciative. Tx so much ~KAM
I posted this a week ago in OT but for whatever reason it never showed up on the main page and no one saw it. Do you all want to put together a Beautytalk Instagram Beauty Challenge for November 1st? I can make up the final list/image if you help me create a list! I was thinking we can do things like "best freebie," "best points perk," or just do the typical photo challenge things. I just want to put one together and hopefully get some great ideas for photos from all of you.
This will be US only. I had a lot of fun [in a stressful kind of way I suppose] last year and wanted to see if anyone would be interested in doing this again! ❤❤ The Rundown ❤ Same as last year, we will be using elfster do conduct the exchange. It's very easy, convenient, does a random draw, lets you make a wishlist, and allows for the asking of anonymous questions so you don't have to wonder 'will they hate this color or not...'. You will have to add your address to elfster, but no one will see it except for the person who is your santa. Let me know you are interested and I will message you the group URL. ❤❤ Gifting Rules ❤ The minimum is $35 and there is no max. Now note, it doesn't have to be a single item that is $35. It can be multiple items from off of the persons wishlist that total up to be $35. ❤ Feel free to add random goodies to your box to make it more personal, not a requirement, but just throwing it out there that you can. ❤❤ Deadlines ❤ To Sign Up: November 14th. Names will be drawn on November 15th and elfster will send you an email with who you got. ❤ To Send Gift: December 12th. Gifts will need to be sent by or on this date. If you have any questions feel free to post them here or shoot me a PM. Thanks everyone! Looking foreword to it.
I am a newbie to BT. Found this forum a few months ago and I love it. I'm a makeup, skin, hair, clothes lover. What I appreciate most about this page is how nice and helpful you all are here, and that you share my (obsession) love of all the pretties lol I'm the only one I know that is a Sephora addict and trying out new products even though I have enough of everything to last me til Im 50 lol I now have found my people to share these things with. So thank you for that Im excited to be a part of this great community!!! Yay
as if i wasn't already such a NARS fangirl, WWD is reporting francois has shot tilda for their s/s 2015 campaign. i think it would surprise NO ONE HERE that i'm also a committed tilda swinton devotee. this was the photo accompanying the press release. perfection.
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.
I have not seen any scary movies! would you ladies please suggest must watch horror, thriller, scary movie? I love the skeleton key and secret window and I seen those are the only movies I can think of right now! Please help me not be that girl that people look at me and say my God you haven't seen fill in the blank movie
Right now, my packages aren't arriving fast enough. It's not all make up, and not all Sephora. I'm leaving tomorrow, for over a week, so if they don't come by tomorrow afternoon, I can't play with my new stuff til next week! 2 things were supposed to arrive today, 2 tomorrow. The package I cared the least about (clothes) came today. The package I was supposed to get today's tracking info hasn't updated in days, and still says it's supposed to be delivered today. It's USPS and the mail already came so I'm a little annoyed I don't know where it's at. I'm basically acknowledging the ridiculousness of being frustrated about stupid packages arriving/not arriving...and thought, I can't be alone in having "trivial" issues/annoyances.