i dunno about you guys but this month has been a whirlwind. this month's favorites are a few new babies and a couple rediscovered old timers. surprisingly no skincare, as i'm keeping to what i know (and harp on about all the time) and it's working out grand. STILA stay all day liquid lipstick, baci . got this, and all my other lipsticks have been neglected. i can't stop. flattering yet subversive nude -- just a hint of purply grey keeps it on the edge. NYX microw brow pencil in black . A PROPER BLACK PENCIL FOR US BLACK HAIR GIRLS !!!! thank the heavens. very similar to ANASTASIA brow wiz, but this formula i've noticed gives a slight sheen to the brow hairs, in a good way--looks more natural that way ! thank you @MK89 for guiding me toward this little drugstore gem ! ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE dangerous complicity EDP . the first time i got my nose on this i thought there was nothing dangerous about it. i didn't think it was particularly unique (i still don't, frankly) or exciting about it. but this one is a slow burn. this perfume is kinda the TLC 'creep' of perfume. just creepin on the down low and then you realize you're intoxicated and in love. (i don't think that's the point of that song. whatever.). very much want to learn more about the chinese o smanthus flower now, too. i've found that boys like it (if you care about that). NARS liquid illuminator, copacabana . i bought this last year and fell in love, only to neglect it because i thought, maybe, it broke me out. turns out it doesn't break me out (we'll blame the amount of stress i was going through when i originally tried it). which is great for me because it's everything i want in a highlighter ! NARS single eyeshadow, lhasa . i've been on a cool tones kick this month (i'm still a bit baffled by this development) and the glorious lhasa has been by my side through the ride. if anyone wants a grey eyeshadow, this is what i'd recommend. a mid-toned grey with a hint of violet and brown that aren't so literal but give lhasa an enchanting depth. pairs beautifully with NARS blondie eyeshadow in the crease.
welcome back to the junk drawer of random beauty thoughts and musings. it has been nearly a year, so i think it is time for a rew RT thread ! when i'm doing my makeup in the morning, my dog sometimes throws a fit until i move his food bowl over to where i'm sitting. i'm certainly not the diva in our relationship. ____________________ THE QUESTIONS THREAD : http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/The-Quest ion-Thread-Because-not-all-questions-need-their-ow ... VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD ! : http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/m-p/1826210#M69382 SWATCH REQUEST THREAD : http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212
Awhile back we played this game and it is time to revive it! QUESTION: IF YOU WERE STUCK ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT FIVE MAKEUP/BEAUTY ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT BY YOUR SIDE? Rules: Choose five items that would be your “necessary” beauty items if you were trapped on a deserted island Necessity items don’t count. (toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) A picture of your five items only adds to the fun when posting.. Remember ~ Creativity Counts! Here is my contribution: 1. Urbany Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette 2. It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Foundation Brush 3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 4. Kat Von D Liquid Lip in Bow n Arrow 5. Sephora Black Magic Cleaning Cloth
Inspired by this video @mochapj posted in the Random Thoughts thread: Because nobody wants to deal with the time commitment (or potential shame spiral) of pricing our collections in their entirety, this refers just to an average day's worth of products. Remember: No matter how bad it is, you're in good company.
Hey gals, Are there any (new/old fave) beauty products you've been loving this Spring? I find myself reaching for more drugstore makeup than usual (since I went over-budget during the last sale), and loving them too! Here are some things I'm enjoying. It's a mix of oldies and some new found loves: - Nars Radiant TM (old love, still loving it) - Almay eyeshadow single in Peach Fuzz: such a pretty peach shade which I didn't have. My most worn eyeshadow for the past 2 weeks for sure. - Wet n Wild Proline Felt Tip Eyeliner: I just started my foray into eyeliner, and this little pen is making things relatively easy - Burts Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb: such a pretty shade and so easy to wear. Has a very noticeable peppermint tingly sensation on application which I didn't know if I would love, but I do - L'occitane Verbena Eau de Toilette: my very first Loccitane fragrance, got a small size and am loving the fresh fragrance! perfect for spring! Also, I believe that it's one of their best-seller fragrances. - L'occitane Shea Hand Cream: oldie that my dry hands are craving at the mo. - PTR De-spot Skin Brightening Corrector: I am in love with this serum, because of how it's helped with the hydration levels of my skin. First skincare product with niacinamide that I've tried and I must say that my skin really loves it. In terms of "de-spotting", results are very gradual, but I love it more for how it has improved my skin overall. Let's hear your current faves!!
what are those few products you are devoted to ? not your fair-weather friends, but the in it for the long haul committed parters ? as i pushed the "place order" button on my guerlain maxi lash mascara i realized our relationship had officially reached "the next level", and had me wondering what other products i--and you guys--have that have managed to reach that depth of loyalty that only a woman and her favorite concealer can comprehend....... i'm thinking of generally keeping this both makeup only, as well as products you still have/repurchase (as in, not things you've broken up with) but of course, list whatever you want. no actual rules here, c'mon. in no particular order ! GUERLAIN maxi lash mascara (repurchased 4x). this mascara has ruined other mascaras for me, really. my wallet cries but my lashes sing ! need i say more ? NARS radiant creamy concealer (repurchased 10000x; i don't remember, but probably around 6 or 7 times ? more ?!!). my fave concealer, actually matches my skin (which is huge) and doesn't dry out my under eyes, which until i found this concealer was a problem for me. GIORGIO ARMANI luminous silk foundation (repurchased 5x). the only wavering commitment i have to this foundation is for navigating color matches. but the texture, wear, coverage and over all effect make this my HG foundation. MAC honey love matte lipstick. (5x ?) granted, honeylove has faded to the background over the past year, but i've repurchased this baby over and over, and is definitely the most repurchased lipstick in my collection... i'll add more if i think of any ! how 'bout you ?
A thread to share and ask about tips, tricks and experiments. Maybe you experimented with different shades of lipsticks and came up with a great new color or you found an awesome DIY face mask recipe. Whatever it is, this is the place to share! This isn't beauty but thought I'd share anyway... If you have a cold or you are loosing your voice mix equal parts white vinegar and honey, shake well and take a tablespoon as needed. I swear by this when I get sick!
With Mother's Day around the corner, wouldn't it be nice to pamper her with something special? What would your mom want for Mother's Day to make her feel more beautiful? My mom is not into makeup so I'm thinking I may take her to the salon for a new hairstyle.
I was doing a little spring cleaning and came across two beauty books that I forgot I even had. Now that I have found a love for high quality makeup and skincare, I appreciate my books dearly. The ones I have are Bobbi Brown, Living Beauty & Kate Somerville Complexion Perfection! I especially like Kate's book. Any other recommendations?
Whether you're looking forward to it or hiding inside your sunscreen stash, it's coming . After a weird winter, then kind-of-spring, then winter again, it's almost Summertime ! Do you have any summer survival tips? What are your favorite summer products? How does your routine change in general? What are you taking on your summer vacations? Do you have any summer-specific questions/concerns? I know I do. Like kids on summer vacation, run wild and free at our BT Beach Party. Ask or share anything!
I was thinking it would be a nice idea to have an "all things Ulta" thread where we can post deals, GWP's, new products, etc! It would be easier to find things all in one place, as I know I can't be the only one who stalks the beauty breaks and extra point promos!
So I am about halfway through "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying," and am trying to implement some things already. I'm basically just thinking I'm doing it wrong. This isn't quite beauty related, but I'd never heard of this book before BT and it will eventually effect makeup/beauty. Have any any of you read this book and seriously tried to implement her "teachings?" The first category is clothing, which is actually the toughest possible thing for me to go through and I'm really struggling.
Can anyone recommend a great gold paint color? I am driving myself crazy with choosing the right one for my dining room. This has been a project long in the works — a ton of sanding, paint removal, prepping, priming — and now we're in the final stretch and only have to paint the final color. Only problem is, I can't find the right color. I don't want anything too yellow, too green, too brown, or too dark. I thought I'd found one, but it's reading too yellow on my walls. Can anyone help out? Pleeeeezzzzz? Thanks in advance!
Last night i was super lucky and got to attend a YSL event in Sydney and got a personalised YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick with my initials. (excuse the terrible nails!) Whilst I am squealing with excitement, it got me thinking - has anybody else gotten personalised items from various brands? I almost feel too scared to use this!! NB: I live in Sydney, Australia!
Hi, Has anybody ever had any luck getting a response from this company? I placed an order on Natashadenona.com a few days ago. About 5 min later, I noticed that if you swatch the products or open them at all they will not allow a return. So I immediately contacted them to cancel my order. No response. I emailed them again the following morning. No response. However, I did get a notice that my order had shipped. Ugh. I tried to find a phone number there doesn't seem to be one I guess the best thing to do is refuse the package when it comes. I just hope I'm home. For the price of the items, you would think they could invest in better cust svc. Since I have never used or swatched the products before I think I'll stick to orders from beautylish. Their cust svc/return policy is top notch!
What is it that you can't resist buying? Makeup? Nail Polish? Skin Care? Maybe it’s a specific product like blush or lipstick, or even a specific color or brand. What do you have plenty of yet keep buying? What are you obsessed with? I can't resist coral or nude/beige lipsticks. I also can't resist buying blue/green shadows... actually shadows in general are my weakness. MAC is definitely a weakness for me and now so is Viseart! I also have a weakness for silver jewelry.
I was just wondering if any of you ladies watch RPDR. I've seen some of you talk about it before and share gifs so I figured I'd start a thread so we could throw some t and some shade and talk about the show.
Sometimes we just throw things on our lists that we mean to buy... but then never get around to it. For me, personally, new releases seem to grab my attention(looking at you, Bite Amuse Bouche lipsticks)... and I forgot about other things I wanted to buy. More "permanent" items part of makeup brands' collections seem to get overshadowed, or just items that don't get talked about much anymore. So, spill the beans; what items have been on your list the longest, that you still haven't purchased? For me, it's 3 NARS blushes; Sin, Taos, and Outlaw. I am ashamed.
We BTers are a busy bunch, and I don't know about anyone else, but I always appreciate a local's perspective on things to do, see and eat wherever I'm headed. Just booked a last minute long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) to Portland, Oregon. We'll have a car, so we were thinking about exploring beyond the Portland city limits... maybe do some breweries or wineries. Anybody with Portland (and surrounding area) recommendations? Specifically looking for where to stay in Portland (walkable, local favorites) and we love food, so any recommendations of places to eat would be most welcome!
I am editing this post as I felt I had shared to much personal info. As most know I had a upcoming Dr. Appointment out of state because I have a rare blood cancer. Without over sharing as I did before , I'll just say that we found out its spread in multiple locations throughout my body . I will start a combo chemo treatment that will last up to a year. Because of some of the locations it's spread to (my nervous system and brain) I'll have to stop treating my lungs and skin and pick that treatment back up after we are done with the treatment I'm fixing to start. I wanted to to thank everyone for being supportive and for allowing me to vent here without feeling like I'm a bother. I'm struggling a great deal with sharing the results with my friends and loved ones as I feel like a burden. I've been fighting the cancer for years and I just don't want to burden them any more then I already have. It was requested that I vent here when I feel like I'm a burden to my friends so that's what I'm doing. I love my friends and loved ones but the feeling of being a burden is deep especially since they're loved ones of my choice as I have no bio family outside of my husband and our children. I don't want to run them off because of the stress treatments bring. Thank you for letting me vent and for being supportive. I apperciate it more then words can express. <3
Given the recent excitement over the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, what are your favorite peach products? 🍑🍑🍑 Here are a few of mine: Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette 2. Gummy Peach Rings 3. Peach Tea Snapple 4. Demeter Peach Roll On Oil 5. Demeter Fuzzy Navel 6. OG Body Shop Fuzzy Peach - this is vintage - I've had it for 20 years (don't wear it, but keep it for sentimental reasons and it still smells great!)! This is my all time favorite scent and I wish they would bring it back so bad (Vineyard Peach doesn't hold a candle to this) 7. Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey - not quite peach, but this is the closest I've found to my beloved Fuzzy Peach 8. BBW Pretty as a Peach lotion 9. Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream 10. Tony Moly Peach Lip Balm 11. BBW Peach Bellini mini candle 1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette2. Gummy Peach Rings3. Peach Tea Snapple4. Demeter Peach Roll On Oil5. Demeter Fuzzy Navel6. OG Body Shop Fuzzy Peach - this is vintage - I've had it for 20 years (don't wear it, but keep it for sentimental reasons and it still smells great!)! This is my all time favorite scent and I wish they would bring it back so bad (Vineyard Peach doesn't hold a candle to this)7. Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey - not quite peach, but this is the closest I've found to my beloved Fuzzy Peach8. BBW Pretty as a Peach lotion9. Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream10. Tony Moly Peach Lip Balm11. BBW Peach Bellini mini candle