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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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HALL OF FAMER SDdenm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay! You posted a picture! You have incredible skin, a beautiful glow, and I especially love the natural pink lip in the second photo.  see post
Deals too good to pass Up!
The only thing I love more than shopping is getting a great deal.  I've created a website, with the same name as this thread (minus spaces and the exclamation point), to share my passion with more people.  If you share here and want to keep the deal exclusive to BT members, just write for BT only in the post.   I will heart every deal I see .  If your deal does not have a heart from me, I have not seen it yet.  A heart with no comment means I already had your deal on my site or am not planning on listing it.   Should I use your deal, I will thank you here and on my site.  Thanks again to everyone who shares!   I've received quite a few requests for my site link.  There is a link to my site (and other great ones) on the following thread.  This is the only place outside of private messages I can share it per BT guidelines.    http://community.sephora.com/t5/BeautyTalk-Feedbac k/Post-a-link-to-your-Beauty-Blog/m-p/1863492#M536 ...    If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Spring -Summer-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/1 ...    
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HALL OF FAMER jenfromnyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Can someone post a pic when they get it? I could spend $125 on Nars if it's really worth it.... see post
Saving & Preparing for Barney's Mid-Feb Awesome Love Yourself GWP ($250?)
Favorite Barney's product recs welcome!  I am eagerly anticipating the Feb Barney's GWP, which is one of the best I've ever gotten.  I'm going to place a pre-order with the NYC store (through the store it seems even better/get extras!), and so I'm filling my Favorites list to get to the minimum...     I have been putting off other purchases and saving my pennies!  I will stock up on a few basics, and a few news/splurges.  Cash has been tight for me the last 6-9mos, so I have been really looking forward to this purchase.   What are you thinking of getting?  What products do you love that are sold at Barneys?  Recommendations - want to trys!?   This is the place to get excited with me...   P.S. I don't think the official word is out on the dates (previously their big twice-annual GWP have started on Wed or Thurs, and the last two years this one started on Feb 10, and Feb 13th... so I'm thinking if I'm lucky this Love Yourself bag will start Feb 11 or 12, 2015).  If you have rumors or insider info let me know!   Here are some pics of previous Love Yourself February Bags :   (2012 and 2014)  
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My two top recs for others are Make Cinnabar Blush, and the aforementioned (below in the thread) Lipstick Queen Let Them Eat Cake lipstick. see post
The Canadian Peeps!
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers.  A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc.   I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board.   I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow.    - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time.   EDITED:   Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order.  5$ 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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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I will definitely report back when I receive my order! So far I really love their customer service, the SA even offered to send me some skincare samples from the brand I... see post
30 day lipstick challenge
For those of us that love lipsticks and have several of them, do you rotate or reach for the same few? I wear some more than others. And some have been neglected a lot (although they are very pretty). I thought of holding myself to wearing a new lipstick everyday for 30 days. Lets see how long this will last. If I last 30 days, maybe I will go longer.  Ha...lets see if I last 2 weeks.   Anybody else?  I am quite excited about it....   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Day 1, 11/10/14 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose. Day 2, 11/11/14 - NARS Funny Face Day 3, 11/12/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Yu Day 4, 11/13/14 - NARS Audacious in Annabelle Day 5, 11/14/14 - NARS Audacious in Charlotte Day 6, 11/15/14 - CK One Pure Color in 610-Bite Me Day 7, 11/16/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Electric Violet Day 8, 11/17/14 - YSL Rouge Volupte #34 Rose Asarine Day 9, 11/18/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment pencil - Winterberry Day 10,11/19/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Palpitante Day 11,11/20/14 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #40 Rouge Eros Day 12,11/21/14 - BITE Matte Lip Crayon in Framboise Day 13,11/22/14 - NARS Red Lizard Day 14,11/23/14 - Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bright Raspberry Day 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in Aria Day 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balm Day 17,11/26/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Exaltee Day 18,11/27/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxemburg Day 19,11/28/14 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Purty Persimmon Day 20,11/29/14 - BITE Beauty crème lipstick (mini duo) in Palomino Day 21,11/30/14 - Maybelline VIVDS in Hot Plum Day 22,12/01/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Old Hollywood Day 23,12/02/14 - CoverGirl lipstick in Spellbound Day 24,12/03/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Incandescente Day 25,12/04/14 - Urban Decay Revolution lipstick - 69 Day 26,12/05/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour - Pink Blossom Day 27,12/06/14 - BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon - Fraise Day 28,12/07/14 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lip - Mulberry Day 29,12/08/14 - NYX Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam Day 30,12/09/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick in Janet Day 31,12/10/14 - WnW Megalast lipstick in Stoplight Red Day 32,12/11/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Jardin Des Plantes Day 33,12/12/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil - Cranberry Day 34,12/13/14 - 1) UD Revolution lipstick in Venom;  2) Revlon Colourburst lipstick in Fucshia. Day 35,12/14/14 - NYX matte lipstick in Bloody Mary Day 36,12/15/14 - BITE Beauty mini - Violet Day 37,12/16/14 - Estee Lauder Pure Envy - Envious Day 38,12/17/14 - Lancome Rouge in Love - St. Honore Day 39,12/18/14 - NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red Day 40,12/19/14 - 1) Revlon Kissable lipbalm in Lovesick; 2) NARS satin lip pencil in Hyde Park Day 41,12/20/14 - 1) Estee Lauder Pure Envy-?? 2) NARS Satin pencil in Luxemburg (repeat) Day 42,12/21/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer lip colour - Hot Raspberry Day 43,12/22/14 - BITE Beauty lipstick in Zin Day 44,12/23/14 - Milani lipstick - Uptown Mauve Day 45,12/24/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Ruby Murray Day 46,12/25/14 - Revlon - Cherries in the Snow Day 47,12/26/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick - Fanny Day 48,12/27/14 - Butter London Lippy Balm lipstick - Abbey Rose Day 49,12/28/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Old Blighty Day 50,12/29/14 - Covergirl Rich Lipstick in Divine Day 51,12/30/14 - NARS Hardwired lipstick in Deadly Catch Day 52,12/31/14 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - 29 Day 53,01/01/15 - ColourPop Lippie Stick in Ellarie (matte) Day 54,01/02/15 - Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick - Legendary Day 55,01/03/15 - Wet n Wild Balm Stain - Fashionista Day 56,01/04/15 - NYX Simply Irresistible Lip Cream  (lip crayon)- Seduction Day 57,01/05/15 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour - Cosmic Raspberry Day 58,01/06/15 - NYX Butter lipstick - Hot Tamale Day 59,01/07/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet - La Romanesque Day 60,01/08/15 - ColourPop lippie stick in Flawless Day 61,01/09/15 - Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil - Pomegrenate Day 62,01/10/15 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - #31 Day 63,01/11/15 - Lancôme Rouge in Love - Violette Coquette Day 64,01/12/15 - Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipstick - Vintage Day 65,01/13/15 - Mac lipstick - Hot Tahiti Day 66,01/14/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte - La Sensuelle Day 67,01/15/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #330 Ravishing Raspberry Day 68,01/16/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #152 Insaisissable Day 69,01/17/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #145 Rayonnante Day 70,01/18/15 - Laura Mercier Sheer lip balm - Tender lips Day 71,01/19/15 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Come to Bed Red Day 72,01/20/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #325 Spellbound Day 73,01/21/15 - Maybelline Rebel - Orchid Ecstacy Day 74,01/22/15 - Tom Ford Violet Fatale Day 75,01/23/15 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lipcolour - Scarlet Day 76,01/24/15 - Tom Ford - Wild Ginger Day 77,01/25/15 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Red Velvet Day 78,01/26/15 - YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - Fuschia in Excess Day 79,01/27/15 - ColourPop Lippie stick - Trixie Day 80,01/28/15 - Hourglass Femme Rouge lipstick - Fever Day 81,01/29/15 - Tom Ford - Bruised Plum Day 82,01/30/15 - NARS Audacious - Vera Day 1, 11/10/14 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose.Day 2, 11/11/14 - NARS Funny FaceDay 3, 11/12/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - YuDay 4, 11/13/14 - NARS Audacious in AnnabelleDay 5, 11/14/14 - NARS Audacious in CharlotteDay 6, 11/15/14 - CK One Pure Color in 610-Bite MeDay 7, 11/16/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Electric VioletDay 8, 11/17/14 - YSL Rouge Volupte #34 Rose AsarineDay 9, 11/18/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment pencil - WinterberryDay 10,11/19/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in PalpitanteDay 11,11/20/14 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #40 Rouge ErosDay 12,11/21/14 - BITE Matte Lip Crayon in FramboiseDay 13,11/22/14 - NARS Red LizardDay 14,11/23/14 - Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bright RaspberryDay 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in AriaDay 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balmDay 17,11/26/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in ExalteeDay 18,11/27/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil in LuxemburgDay 19,11/28/14 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Purty PersimmonDay 20,11/29/14 - BITE Beauty crème lipstick (mini duo) in PalominoDay 21,11/30/14 - Maybelline VIVDS in Hot PlumDay 22,12/01/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Old HollywoodDay 23,12/02/14 - CoverGirl lipstick in SpellboundDay 24,12/03/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in IncandescenteDay 25,12/04/14 - Urban Decay Revolution lipstick - 69Day 26,12/05/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour - Pink BlossomDay 27,12/06/14 - BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon - FraiseDay 28,12/07/14 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lip - MulberryDay 29,12/08/14 - NYX Matte Lip Cream in AmsterdamDay 30,12/09/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick in JanetDay 31,12/10/14 - WnW Megalast lipstick in Stoplight RedDay 32,12/11/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Jardin Des PlantesDay 33,12/12/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil - CranberryDay 34,12/13/14 - 1) UD Revolution lipstick in Venom;  2) Revlon Colourburst lipstick in Fucshia.Day 35,12/14/14 - NYX matte lipstick in Bloody MaryDay 36,12/15/14 - BITE Beauty mini - VioletDay 37,12/16/14 - Estee Lauder Pure Envy - EnviousDay 38,12/17/14 - Lancome Rouge in Love - St. HonoreDay 39,12/18/14 - NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious RedDay 40,12/19/14 - 1) Revlon Kissable lipbalm in Lovesick; 2) NARS satin lip pencil in Hyde ParkDay 41,12/20/14 - 1) Estee Lauder Pure Envy-?? 2) NARS Satin pencil in Luxemburg (repeat)Day 42,12/21/14 - Bobbi Brown Sheer lip colour - Hot RaspberryDay 43,12/22/14 - BITE Beauty lipstick in ZinDay 44,12/23/14 - Milani lipstick - Uptown MauveDay 45,12/24/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Ruby MurrayDay 46,12/25/14 - Revlon - Cherries in the SnowDay 47,12/26/14 - NARS Audacious lipstick - FannyDay 48,12/27/14 - Butter London Lippy Balm lipstick - Abbey RoseDay 49,12/28/14 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Old BlightyDay 50,12/29/14 - Covergirl Rich Lipstick in DivineDay 51,12/30/14 - NARS Hardwired lipstick in Deadly CatchDay 52,12/31/14 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - 29Day 53,01/01/15 - ColourPop Lippie Stick in Ellarie (matte)Day 54,01/02/15 - Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick - LegendaryDay 55,01/03/15 - Wet n Wild Balm Stain - FashionistaDay 56,01/04/15 - NYX Simply Irresistible Lip Cream  (lip crayon)- SeductionDay 57,01/05/15 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour - Cosmic RaspberryDay 58,01/06/15 - NYX Butter lipstick - Hot TamaleDay 59,01/07/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet - La RomanesqueDay 60,01/08/15 - ColourPop lippie stick in FlawlessDay 61,01/09/15 - Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil - PomegrenateDay 62,01/10/15 - Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate - #31Day 63,01/11/15 - Lancôme Rouge in Love - Violette CoquetteDay 64,01/12/15 - Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipstick - VintageDay 65,01/13/15 - Mac lipstick - Hot TahitiDay 66,01/14/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte - La SensuelleDay 67,01/15/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #330 Ravishing RaspberryDay 68,01/16/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #152 InsaisissableDay 69,01/17/15 - Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous - #145 RayonnanteDay 70,01/18/15 - Laura Mercier Sheer lip balm - Tender lipsDay 71,01/19/15 - Butter London Moisture Matte lipstick - Come to Bed RedDay 72,01/20/15 - Covergirl Colourlicious lipstick - #325 SpellboundDay 73,01/21/15 - Maybelline Rebel - Orchid EcstacyDay 74,01/22/15 - Tom Ford Violet FataleDay 75,01/23/15 - Sephora Luster Matte Longwear Lipcolour - ScarletDay 76,01/24/15 - Tom Ford - Wild GingerDay 77,01/25/15 - Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick - Red VelvetDay 78,01/26/15 - YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - Fuschia in ExcessDay 79,01/27/15 - ColourPop Lippie stick - TrixieDay 80,01/28/15 - Hourglass Femme Rouge lipstick - FeverDay 81,01/29/15 - Tom Ford - Bruised PlumDay 82,01/30/15 - NARS Audacious - Vera Day 83,01/310/15 - Tom Ford Lips & Boys - Cooper
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy Super Bowl Day! Today is another Colour Pop. This one is not quite as slippery as yesterday's Bichette. But it doesn't make a clean line so it seems a lip liner is... see post
Fab Feb Hauls: TREAT YO SELF!
Alright - let's see 'em!
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HALL OF FAMER meecheroo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Eyeshadow Palette Challenge
Much in the thread of Greenchili's Lipstick Challenge and Meg's Blush Challenge, I've decided to take on my own personal palette challenge!  When I looked into my palette box today to pick out a look, I was overwhelmed with choice and finally made my selection based on "well, I haven't worn that for awhile."    I've got lots of beauties that are completely neglected, and I'd like to stop that immediately.  Please feel free to join me for your total collection, 30 days, or however long you'd like. It's cold outside, so why not break up the monotony of winter by mixing it up?   Day 1, 1/18/15: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in 03 Nude Dip (used 3 lightest to balance out my accidental clown cheeks) Day 2, 1/19/15: Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Diamond Dusk (used 4 of 5 shades) Day 3, 1/20/15: Tarina Taraninto Jewel Shadow Palette in Magical Day 4, 1/21/15: Tom Ford Ombre Eye Color 02 She Wolf Day 5, 1/22/15: Burberry Complete Eye Palette 15 Sage Green Day 6, 1/23/15: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette Day 7, 1/24/15: Burberry Complete Eye Palette 10 Rose Pink Day 8, 1/25/15: MAC Stowaways Quad Day 9, 1/26/15: Yves Saint Laurent Palette Fetiche Day 10, 1/27/15: Tarina Taraninto Jewel Shadow Palette in Delightful Day 11, 1/28/15: Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Lovely Day 12, 1/29/15: Clinique All About Shadow Quad from 2013 Holiday Set Day 13, 1/30/15: NARS NARSissist Palette (4 shades) Day 14, 1/31/15: MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Her Cocoa Quad Day 15, 2/1/15: Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit
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HALL OF FAMER starletta8 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Day 15: Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit   This was a go-to for quite awhile, and I was happy to pull it out. Super natural and pretty. see post
Sample Saturday
As 2014 comes to a close, I have resolved to actually  use  my samples in 2015. I've seen some other ladies make similar statements on here as well.  So... I've established "Sample Saturday". Every Saturday I plan to pick a sample (or two) and use it!  I thought this would be a fun way for me to use my sample stash and I wanted a way to record my thoughts so I thought I'd start a thread.    If you want to play along, grab a sample and let's get going!  I thought we could post what product we are trying and our first impressions, adding follow up information when necessary.    Tonight I am trying:   * Phyto Tous Cheveux Secret De Nuit; Intense Hydration Regenerating Night Cream First impression: It's not heavy or greasy, as I thought it would be. I applied it to towel-dried hair after I got out of the shower.  I like that it's not heavy but so far I don't feel like it's moisturizing my hair at all. I applied extra to the ends of my hair as they are very dry and damaged (I need a haircut). We shall see how my hair feels in the morning!   * Stella Body Lotion (from the delight promo) First impression: This lotion smells lovely but it's really watery and I don't feel like it moisturizes my skin at all. I prefer heavy lotions and wear primarily body butters. It smells amazing and is by far my best smelling lotion, it's just too watery and lightweight for me. I will, however, continue to use it because it smells so *$#^ delicious! =0) We'll see if my skin feels moisturized in the morning. 
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BEAUTY PRO njattana / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
This week:   L'Occitane Aromachologie repairing shampoo: Smell is quite strong, but not bad though. My hair is so soft and shiny today! I have very fine hair that must... see post
Spring 2015 Collections
So I've seen a couple of threads for specific Spring 2015 launches (MUFE 50 Shades, Nars, etc). I thought it would be cool to post any and all new collection releases/launches in the same thread. I was searching around trying to find the newest stuff and scout out my next purchases. Here's what I've found so far:   Dior Spring 2015 - Kingdom of Colors (Images from A Bit Of Blusher)     Guerlain Spring 2015 (Images from Rouge Deluxe) Isn't this collection so cute?!?!   
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HALL OF FAMER MissPain / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Rainy Days
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. 
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HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks Anne!  Same here (my comment is below) :) see post
Made VIB!... It's January 12
So yeah, I need to slow down. I have been on Christmas break, so I clearly need to go back to work instead of looking at the Sephora website all day.
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 Which one did you get?  And what were the results like?  I'm already noticing hair sparcity from the hair removal one.  I'm only on day three of the anti aging and sti... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wei East makes the best mud masks.  I hope they send me a sample of this at some point.  It looks awesome.  Please report back.   If you love it and decide to buy it, ... 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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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This evening we had baked chicken with roasted carrots. Chicken had a crust of seasoned cashew meal and ground flaxseed, and was served on a small bed of raw sliced red ... see post
FEAR OF BARE FACE IN FRONT OF GUYS
Ok so for the ladies out there like me who look drastically different without makeup, how do guys generally react when you don't wear any? I have extremely bad hyperpigmentation from acne and it is really noticeable on my ghostly pale skin. Also, because I'm blonde my brows and lashes are super light and I almost look unrecognizable without makeup.
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I rarely leave the house without makeup on…I say rarely because recently I've broken down (so busy!!!) and I actually survived!  I don't believe in leaving the house wit... see post
Compliment Your Neighbor
I am having so much fun with Leah today.  Everyone (well the 10% or so who venture into no man's land, AKA off-topic) should have a little more fun.   So, let's play a game.  Game rules.  Compliment the person who responded before you.     The person has to have been the last one to comment.  That means once someone gives a compliment, a new person has to come along and compliment the LAST commenter.  We have to fight the urge to keep complimenting the same person, so everyone gets a turn.     You can comment more than once on the thread as long as your comment is giving a compliment only to the last person who commented.     To keep the timeline in order. Reply to the thread rather than the person (or your comment will go under theirs rather than over it).   *Added rule-  If multiple people happen to respond at the same time, you may compliment one or the other, but it will be better if you can find a compliment for both!  That way, no man (or woman) gets left behind!  If I notice someone get left behind, I will get him/her and leave a note that the person just ahead of me is still next in line.    
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For some weird reason I actually have an easier time remembering the fancy latin names of plants than the common ones. (and daylillies are hemerocallis :D ) see post
What is up with all the Men fragrance samples in the checkout?
Is anybody else getting slightly annoyed with all the men fragrances at the online checkout? Right now 7 of the 12 sample options are men fragrances!?!? Why?   I know it is a free thing, a gift etc. But I am still a little annoyed atm and I figured you would understand. 
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
me too! :) hopefully they switch up sooner than later!  see post
What are you reading ?
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.
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BEAUTY MASTER TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It's getting harder to put down each time I pick it up. see post
Your oldest cosmetic item!
i was just pondering to myself how long my cosmetics are likely to physically last me after a brief discussion on the 30 day blush challenge thread. i know with proper care your blushes and pressed powders can and will last a very long time, but my knowledge is based on my own experience of only three years.   Greenchili made a joke about blushes lasting up to fifteen years based on the rate they're being used up. It got me wondering how long others' makeup has actually lasted them.  What's your oldest cosmetic item?  Do you still use it or does it carry sentimental value?  My oldest makeup is my naked2 palette, too faced candlelight glow, and benefit fine one one sheer cheek colour and nars Pago pago.  These items are what remain from my first sephora shopping trip in 2011. I had no idea what to buy so the SA just walked me around and put stuff in my cart for me!  Lol!  They all seem fine still and look clean and new save for a little use.  I take very good care of my things and keep them at a constant temperature and sanitize them after use.   Lol, does fifteen years really happen?  
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HALL OF FAMER missey1973 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh wait...I just remembered I still have some Avon products from the 70's. I don't use them, but I kept them for sentimental reasons and because the cases were so cute. see post
Makeup & Instagram - are you poopular yet?
So today, after thinking about it for months I made another Instagram account. One specifically for makeup (looks/product reviews etc). I was curious as to how many other BTers have makeup driven social media platforms & if they're going well. After the Instagram bit I may even "up grade" to making YouTube videos I feel like I'm more than capable I just don't know if people would watch them..  So to you BTers out there with successful Instagram & YouTube accounts - any advice for a rookie?  IG account --> @makeup.vixen 
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I attached it to my blog a few days ago, because I decided I want to get it moving.  Other than putting a link on my blog, I still have not advertised it.  I will start ... see post
Jan 2015 TSB (closed)
Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and donate the remaining items to a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used makeup/beauty items to women in need. I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.   * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   * Any larger items (full-size perfume, larger body care, larger skincare, large palettes) * Must* be proposed first before adding to your trade. If the next 2-3 people arent interested, please switch that item out.  * The box needs to stay USPS medium or large rate. If you can't fit it, swap out a larger item to make room.     Don't ■ Don't keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (Also you MUST include a tracking number)  ■ Don't put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB.  ■ Don't put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ 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. ■ Don't take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Price everything out.   Do ♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not (unless explicitly requested by the next person or there has been a posted picture and someone requested that item). Again, if you’re unsure, ask! ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. Label only on this thread not on actual item. ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it ♥ Please seal any items that could leak/spill/make a mess accordingly. ♥ Please post a photo and your proposed trade before shipping the box. That way members can weigh in on the trade.     Allowed: ☆ Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)   Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze) ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   Make sure total of what you put in is equal or above what you put out.   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).    roxystar ------>  USPS Tracking  9405509699938106322064 1. Syd Bristow ------>  USPS Tracking    9114 9999 4431 3004 1529 25 2. kalex  ------>  USPS Tracking 3. txmommyofboys    ------>  USPS Tracking  9505111117455030480118 4. sonofmanjesus 5. garnett 6. Poesrevy 7. melde 8. ghkim 9. Britlee303 10. Mafan 11. Aznangelliz 12. roxystar
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HALL OF FAMER roxystar4 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yay! Great trade txmommy! see post
Basic Makeup Products I must have?
I have just gotten into makeup and I would love to know the basics that I must have. They can be cult classics, or niche finds. I have a weakness for minis and value sets. Keep in mind that I am not allowed to wear a ton of makeup, so bold eyeshadows and eyeliners are not allowed by my mother. Please post your holy grail products!
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BEAUTY PRO Vaashtii / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I second the suggestion for Tarte. I LOVE their Amazonian Clay 12 hr blush. (I happen to use the Blushing Bride shade) and I also use their Amazonian Clay concealer and ... see post
DIY Showcase!
The BT community is filled with talented, creative people and I thought it would be fun to start a thread showcasing DIY and other handmade creations! Yesterday evening I made these earrings:     What have you created BT?
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BEAUTY GURU NailsForLife / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
No need to say cheesy!  This is absolutely beautiful.  Actually makes me wish I could make my own cards this fantastic.  I just pick images and print them out.  What you... see post
The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty
Musings of a muse posted about this game on her blog and I thought it would be a fun thing for us to do together! Also because we've just entered a new year, it might help us look at our collections and habits a bit more critically. Please join me, I'd love to see all of your answers!   Greed : What’s your most expensive beauty item?   Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with? Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection? Sloth: What product do you neglect the most due to laziness? Pride: What product gives you the most confidence? Lust: Which item is top of your beauty wish list? Envy: Which makeup product/look is great on others but not on you?
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HALL OF FAMER shadetertiary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I know this thread is old but I read the post on Musings and I'm so excited to see a thread was made here!  I need to venture into OT more often.   Greed: Probably a f... 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 ?
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's my favourite night cream!  It took about three months to notice any real brightening.  Your skin is already bright and clear so I'm not sure how much improvement yo... see post
Rant - BF force his video games on me
Girls, i hope this is the right place to talk to you all. I really need advice on this and i'm too scared to ask in other place cause of the treatment that some of the OPs get after they shared the story.   Me and my bf have been in a relationship for almost 2 years now, we're both in our mid 20's. I'm a nerdy geeky girls and im really into gaming (mostly online/ps3/3ds). However, i also have a life outside that and ofc i have a huge interest with makeup. On the other hand, my bf is that so called hardcore gamer, basically he;s quite intense when he play games and that sort of makes me avoid playing games cause watching him play is a huge turnoff.   He changed his game way too often, so when i'm just about to like playing a particular game he already moved on to a new one. I cant even play or do the things that i like cause he wants to do everything together, and that equals games that he likes. However there's this particular game that he likes to play so much but it really really is not the kind of game that i like. Basically if i tried to play that with him to make him happy, and i didn't really do a good job at it, he'll yell at me and give me a game 101 on how to be better at it, but it's just way too intense and i just cant take it. He's really scary when he play games and gosh you can say that i'm literally scared for my life everytime he ask me to play that particular game cause not only i'm scared of every single aspect of that game, i'm also got traumatized by it because of all the yelling, wall punching and door slamming after i refused to play it with him/ suck at playing it. There's more to this story than what i'm comfortable in sharing but this is quite an abusive relationship and i'm scared to leave.   Long story short we had a few huge fight in the past because of this, and i stated to him that i hate this game, and recently we had this ridiculous fight and i almost broke up with him but i didn't cause i thought that we should try to mend things up. But just now he sort of ask me if i can play this game again with him (they are releasing the newer updated version of this game) and i just don't know how to respond to that (we just made up from a huge fight a few days ago and he practically knows that i hate that game but he still ask me about it). How should i tell him that i really don't want to play that game but in a way that won't raise any conflict or trigger his anger? I'm really exhausted from all the fighting and i seriously have no clue why can't he just let it go. Please let me know what you think girls, i'm really sorry for long post and broken grammars, but this is quite a big deal for me and i have a huge trust in you all. thanks        
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
" He's really scary" "i'm literally scared for my life" "traumatized by it because of all the yelling, wall punching and door slamming" " this is quite an abusi... see post
I'm (kinda) back!!
I've been away for too long! But let me show and tell you all what I've been up to.    I was the makeup artist for my first student film!  So far, I did 4 test shoots to build my portfolio (I'll post pictures down below) Building my website - andyhtrieu(dot)com Designed/bought my business cards Kit building/condensing - seriously so stressful because there are TOO MANY choices! It's  almost complete. But I still need more eyeshadows lol. Here are some pictures! Student film crew   First test shoot and first time doing men's grooming   My most recent test shoot and my FAVORITE picture ever   Kit condensing lol. I'm so happy with this.   Second test shoot back in December   Behind the scenes <3   Potential bride!!!   Christmas glam on my sister   And the best day ever     
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BEAUTY BOSS vegchililover78 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
How exciting! Congrats, you've accomplished so much! see post
My new kitty
A while back I had made a look using the colors of the stray cat that took shelter in my home, I've fed and given her water ever since. This is the second time she's had kittens, unfortunately the last litter didn't survive and from what I know she only had two this time but only one has made it to the barely opening eyes stage. She had them on July 1st. I haven't named the kitty yet, but here's a picture of his(I'm thinking it's a he) cuteness.  Taken today.    It's been 2 months and 7 days since little neko was born. Here is his updated picture, he posed for it. He posed a lot.     
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BEAUTY MASTER TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Good signs, yay Neko! :D see post
Not Even The End of January...
It's not even the end of January and I have already qualified for Rouge and Ulta Platinum until the end of 2016. All I can say is..   YIKES!!!
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's right girl! Live up to your screen name!! You are my hero. see post
Makeup Samples?
I know theres the post about emailing about samples. Mainly skin care. But im curious Has anyone emailed Makeup Companies? (mac, channel, UD, ETC)   Did you get Responses? samples?
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