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THE FAVORITES : APRIL 2016
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.  
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks @Mochapj! I need to stock up on some body products that I purchase at The Detox Market and after seeing your post it got me curious lol... I might try the Apric... see post
RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY (PART DEUX)
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
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I ENVY YOU !!!!!!!!! see post
Rough Day & Crying A Lot
Today has been pretty rough and I've been crying on and off for hours. My eyes and face are puffy and I feel like I need to pamper myself a bit.  Any recommendations?
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Origins No Puffery eye gel is awesome for depuffing my eyes.  Popping a spoon in the freezer and then applying it underneath helps too.    Other than that, a long ... see post
Deserted Island Game ~ Sephora Style
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
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BEAUTY PRO Cecilia08 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I don't have the means to take a picture of my top 5 products, but here's what I would need to survive literally anywhere and still feel like a human being:   1. Origi... see post
What's your makeup bag worth?
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.
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Please tell me more about the Burberry Full Kisses. see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: Mother's Day Gifting

What are you gifting for Mother's Day? Show & Tell!

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What are your beauty faves for Spring so far? :)
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!!
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HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Tom Ford Bicoastal Thought I don't love it, but I use it so often... Nars Kari So easy to use...whenever I do minimal eye makeup Clé de peau beauté powder found... see post
Most Repurchased Products in Your Makeup Collection ?
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 ?
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Rhubarbgirl / NEWCOMER / replied
The Rimmel Stay Matte powder is the longest-used 'veteran' in my makeup collection, too, and I still use it every day. I don't see many people using translucent pressed ... see post
TIPS, TRICKS AND EXPERIMENTS
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!    
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HALL OF FAMER kissXmakeup / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Use tape on your outer corners for a precise line when applying gel liner or even liquid liner!   Apply concealer on your lips to create a nice & even base for lipstic... see post
Mother's Day
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. 
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I bought my mom a beautiful Dior Dolce Vita perfume.. the packaging is incredible and my debt is great! Lol! The best thing is, complimentary gift wrapping AND I am goin... see post
HOLIDAY 2016!!!
Can't believe there's already a sneak peek at the holiday stuff!
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh yes I seen this and I was like omggg not Holiday stuff already!!!!! Lol. It's not even nice outside yet. I need to smell spring and see the sun outside!!! see post
Beauty Books
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?
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BEAUTY GURU AMK721 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The reason I like Kate Somerville's book so much is because it is informative on all things skincare and includes her viewpoint on facial treatments and whom would benef... see post
Summer Prep: Survival Secrets and Tips
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!      
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@frametheface I will def be trying that! I hate sunglasses smudges. Dumb question, but does the primer go on before or after foundation? see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: Cheekathon!

What's your go-to for a flush or bronzed glow? Show & Tell!

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All things Ulta!
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!
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HALL OF FAMER VioletLavender / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Apparently, Ulta gets the new Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass collection first: see post
Ever tried Glambot ?
Did you ever sold to Glambot ?  Did you ever buy from Glambot ?   Please share your experience     xox
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BEAUTY PRO candygirl438 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
thanks ! did the items look well sanitize ? and did it take a long time to receive your package ? :) see post
Konmari - The life changing "magic" of "Tidying" up
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.
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I will see for sure if I do lol. For now I did purchase some empty MUFE palettes and I'll see how many I can maybe fit. No I don't feel the powders get mixed really beca... see post
Any home decorator types out there?
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!
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HALL OF FAMER dalidyli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey joz!    Im a constant decorator, mover of furniture, painter etc. what is your decor type?  What is the Color of the flooring in the room, base boards, the furnitu... see post
Personalised Products!
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! 
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think the scent that I'm eyeing in there. Only if I'm not on no buy. Sigh! see post
Natasha Denona Cust Svc??
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!
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BEAUTY BUFF Noahsmum / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I just checked my tracking. They ship from Isreal. If I refuse the package, its probably going to take forever to get a refund...Ugh :(   see post
Your obsessions… things you can’t resist.
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.
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HALL OF FAMER chocopudding / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@dioradict I haven't been to this place, but I have a friend who SWEARS by the poutine at The Oakwood..... see post
Anyone watch RuPaul's Drag Race??
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.
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BEAUTY BOSS sydneybear / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I loveeee RPDR!    I'm currently rooting for Kim Chi & Naomi Smalls.  see post
Sephora Show & Tell - Braids are Trending at Sephora

What are your favorite must-have braid products? Show & Tell!

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What's the oldest item on your shopping list?
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.  
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HALL OF FAMER HookedOnBeauty2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Titian06 I always saw posts of BTers buying the Shiseido facial cottons and I always passed them up because I thought they were expensive. Last month I finally decided... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What’s New Wednesday: Spray On Nail Polish?!

Would you spray on your nail polish? Show & Tell!

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BTers on the road: A travel thread.
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! 
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@etscore  Was this post on the main board at one time?  i am just now checking the off topic even though i am on Bt all the time stalking.  I always forget off-topic is... see post
Back from the Dr. (I've been back since Easter)
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 
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BEAUTY GURU molkie / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I hope you've found that venting here has been helpful. I did read your original post and hope today has been a better day. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your wa... see post
The Cult of Peach Tag
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  
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BEAUTY BOSS natalie12 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I was so sad when they discontinued this. Loved it sooo much! Dandelion's got nothing on this beauty! *sad sigh.... see post