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Salespeople hate me?
I have a question for all my fellow teenagers---do y'all have issues with store employees too?   I'm a senior in high school, and I feel like I get followed around in a lot of stores. I'll be looking at a purse, checking to see if a dress comes in my size, or swatching something, and the salespeople start circling me like vultures. They just stand there and watch me, but when I look up at them, they give me the dirtiest looks. The other issue I have is (usually when shopping for makeup at different stores) is that I can never get anyone to help me. Not at MAC, Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, Macys, etc.---I have rarely, if ever, had someone working at a beauty counter or store check to see if they can help me. When I go up to them, they just walk right past me. They always think I'm stealing or that I'm not there to spend money. It's so passive-aggressive and I really don't understand it.    I'm pretty clean-cut for my age. When I go shopping, I don't look like I've just rolled out of bed. I also do have money since I tutor younger kids at my school. If I need help, I treat the salespeople with the utmost respect. I still shop at all of these stores because they have the products I want and need. Has anyone else experienced this as a teen? Do they think we're all shoplifters?
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HALL OF FAMER makeupmad / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Your post caught my eye.  Try not to take it personally.  I'm nowhere near your age, and I've had that happen in a CVS of all places (among others.)  I think it might ha... see post
Mermaids & Unicorns
I thought since a few BTer's like mermaids, unicorns, cute stuff, iridescent/holographic items... I'd start a thread so we could post all the products (beauty or not) that could fit this category.... even more enabling! hahahaha   Share products you find that you think others might like....   For example: Starbucks Rainbow Foil Cold Cup Tumbler, 24 fl oz Iridescent Waves Cold Cup, 16 fl oz  
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HALL OF FAMER Haleyhale / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's actually not bad at all for metallic water bottles, but there is still some there,  compared to glass water bottles but only slight @Gwenhwyfar see post
Sephora Rewards Program Survey
Did anyone else take a survey about possible changes/features to the rewards program? I got the option to take it in my email along with 100 bonus points for taking it What did everyone think of it? I thought some of the options were very appealing! In particular the options for in-house beauty event, points for advice/sharing pics and info with other members(which we all already do ), and top secret products available to only you lol I thought the last one would be interesting in practice haha
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copper and cancer
Recently I happened to read an article which says that copper in water can become toxic and increase the risk of many health disorders. It dilutes the blood vessels in the skin . I need guidance in this matter because I was planning to do a big revamp for my bathroom. I wanted to get copper or brass faucets from better living. I checked for the site too but couldn't find much info in this regard. Am I too sensitive and ignore such warning?
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Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: U.F.O.

Oil for acne? What do you think?!

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Show Me Your Samples
I keep a giant vase full of samples and it's been Out Of Control for the past several months. Tonight on a whim I decided to dig through and make some sense of the madness. I got rid of some stuff, pulled out some stuff I want to start using right away and divided up the rest into separate categories. After going through everything I landed on dividing into these categories: makeup, primers, cleansers, masks, fragrance, moisturizers (face and body, including serums), hair and misc (which actually didn't have too much in it). I feel a lot better finally getting this done. One small step!   Here is the before and after with my curious helper Ruthie. I lost track of time on this project but the time stamps on the photo tell me it took about two hours.         
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HALL OF FAMER sabinad / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Why thank you! I hope I get to use some of it before it goes bad!  see post
Samples! How did they effect your purchasing decision?
Hello!   I make my buying decisions based on 'research' on reviews, vids, custom-store samples, etc. But Sephora offers (3) free samples with every order in the hopes of enticing us to buy things we normally wouldn't. I recently started to wonder if the random selection of (3) free samples was actually effecting anyone's buying decisions.   My experiences:   The recent sample of eyebrow pencil from Benefits was fantastic, and I will be making a purchase based on the free sample for the first time.   I had always meant to try Smashbox primer, and was sooo excited when I got it as one of my 3 samples.. but I was terrible! Glad I didn't have to make a return!   Tell us about your experience with samples!  
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The first SoKo to Tokyo set had SK-II facial essence in it.  Tried it, loved it, and bought the SK-II Pitera Set that had two sheet masks as well.  LOVE the line, planni... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: Vitamin Nectar

What’s your favorite way to give your skin a boost? Show & Tell!

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Pokemon Go!
This is a thread for the new app/game Pokemon Go. Please feel free to share anything and everything about it. Who is your starter? What team do you represent? Any funny stories or places you've caught Pokemon?         I started with Squirtle, growing up playing all the Pokemon games I almost always chose the water Pokemon. And Wartortle is one of my top favorites. I just started playing and haven't left my house yet, but I've found a Meowth on my bed. I'm only level two, but when the time comes I will be representing Team Mystic, Articuno is my all time favorite legendary. 
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Had a visitor today. Evolved my first one and got a Vaporeon which made me happy. I read a new update that says Pikachu will be harder to find after the new update. see post
Sephora Show & Tell - Enter the Instasummer #Sweepstakes on The Beauty Board!

You could win a $500 Sephora gift card and over $500 in BECCA product!

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Josie Maran Love Thread
Hey, wanted to start this thread for this wonderful line for all of its fans. Including myself <3    
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If I remember correctly it smelled really nice... I'm a sucker for vanilla scents ;) see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: Loubilaque

Do you even Loubilaque? Show & Tell!

 

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Powder Favorites: Pressed vs Loose
I'm almost out of my Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder and it's been lovely.  I'll need to purchase powder soon and wondering what everyone's favorite is.  I  have dry skin so I use it to set my concealer and give me a nice base to apply blush and bronzer.  I'm open to either pressed or loose powder but my preference is loose.  What is your favorite powder?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @AMK721,   I agree with @frametheface. The Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder is an amazing setting powder. It blends well into the skin and does not cau... see post
Jammin' July '16 Hauls
  I just realized we don't have a July Hauls thread yet! This one is inspired by the ridiculously gorgeous Mara Hoffman x Sephora Collection collaboration.         Happy Shopping! Can't wait to see what everyone hauls  
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HALL OF FAMER gingaaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sunglasses: my one(ish) true weakness. These are fantastic. see post
Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Volume Four)
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun!   Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see (without an outside or cheat link) to acknowledge it. Beautytalk (the forum) does not allow outside links . A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it.    Please list the retailer (without the link or cheat link; dot com) if it is not mentioned in the picture. Mods come in more often when they see any type of link.    Thanks for sharing (original deals and repeats are welcome)! Please also share any deal haul you want, especially mystery gifts.    Discussion is encouraged. A lot of questions come with certain deals or retailers. When I see questions I can answer, I will respond (unless the poster consistently ignores me or someone else already answered the complete question). I read all the main posts (so no need to tag me). If you're replying to a post that is not near the top of the thread and want me or a specific person to see it, please tag us.  If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, please share it here:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Sephora-Sale s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
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BEAUTY GURU lysbainch / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Ulta Platinum members check your emails. I just got a 20% off that includes prestige that expires on Saturday.  see post
Cool info about ebates
I just got an e-mail from ebates about a new thing — in store cash back! You add your credit or debit card to your ebates account, find an in-store cash back offer you like (like Sephora), then pay with the linked card in-store to get your money back!   No more kicking yourself when you've forgotten to go through ebates first.   FYI, Sephora is at 4%!
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awww, thanks @wheeeee! I am doing fine. I know I haven't been on BT much lately. see post
Customer Service: The good, the bad and the ugly
A place to share our customer service stories.  I like to know when a company does good or bad because it will impact my decision on purchasing from them.  I have a few stories I'll add later.
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HALL OF FAMER frametheface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Jouer: So much love! I ordered from their Mermaid collection. I don't know if it was their site or my computer being spectacularly cruddy, but I selected the cheap shipp... see post
Makeup Storage
I'm starting to amass a nice collection of makeup but I have limited counter space.  Currently I'm using plastic drawers which is working nicely but they are filling up and I know I'll eventually need to stack another set of drawers on top of the current one.    Wondering how you all store your makeup.  Anyone want to share pictures and ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER Libellules / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love this! My previous setup was based on the idea that I wanted to see everything. It was nowhere near this organized! see post
JAZZY JUNE FAVORITES !
'tis that time again, canyabelieve it ?   what have been your favorites beauty things this month ? new things, old things, rediscovered and reaffirmed things, whatever the things !   (Patsy and Eddie celebrating their "things. just gorgeous things.")   i've admittedly have had a rather low maintenance slow-paced month. but i have a few favorites !   DR DENNIS GROSS alpha beta peel pads, ultra gentle . i used up the majority of my points the past 2 months grabbing up this 100 pt perk over and over. i don't consider my skin sensitive (reactive though, yes, if unhappy), but i find the strength of these, for regular use, to be perfect. i love me some good acids but am very careful not to overdo it (or else i break out !) and these pads have struck the perfect balance. i think far too many people go for the extra-strength ones because they equate "extra strength" with "better". that ain't always the case. highly recommend these. ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE fat electrician. they call this a "modern vetiver", and sure, the vet is there. but i call this a myrrh miracle. etat is becoming one of my very favorite fragrance brands.  NARS audacious lipstick, annabella . my favorite summer red. she's pretty. when i put her on i'm still shocked by how much my face appears brightened ! i'll add stuff as i think about it ! NARS illuminator, silver factory . this was a LE color from the andy warhol collection--a collection that happened before i developed my NARS fixation, or even knew that makeup collections were really a thing. a darling BTer gave this to me AND I AM SO GRATEFUL !! for a silver highlight, it's very wearable, and i've really reallllly enjoyed not only just finally having something from this collection, but actually using it too <3
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HALL OF FAMER Haleyhale / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That price is great! Yep, I need to try it see post
Makeup Closet Lighting Options?
So I keep all of my makeup in the closet of my dressing room.  I just ordered some MUJI acrylic drawer sets and am working on getting everything organized.  When you open the closet door it blocks the window in the dressing room and even with the ceiling light on, it's quite dark in the closet.  I'm not really in the market to hire an electrician to come out and put lighting in this closet.  It's soooo tiny anyhow.  Does anyone have any ideas for lighting?  I've seen some cabinet lighting LED on Amazon, but I wonder if it will be bright enough to make it functional.   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I actually seen a light in the dollar store. It's an LED with batteries and you just stick it wherever you would like and I think just push to turn it on =) see post
Sephora Show & Tell - WNW: Mara Hoffman for Sephora Collection

What do you think of this collab? Show & Tell!

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Event: Saks Girls Night Out!
Has anybody ever been to this event? I am going this week and I'm very excited but I am not sure what to expect! Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Local Trade
Hey BTers! I was wondering if anyone would be interested in local trades. That is, you could meet the person FTF with whom you'd be trading with and it would save shipping charge. It could be a win win!   I have a few items I wanted to trade but find myself not on the trade thread because I'm not sure who the successful traders are, I am online primarily on my phone and creating and searching lists are not very easy (I did try when I missed out on the Maestro offer GA had and wanted to see if someone put it up for trade) and who am I kidding- I'm CHEAP when it comes to shipping   So I was thinking if enough people are interested we could make this a thing. We could make it searchable by creating a format for our trades: ie " <major city> local area trade <item> " For example I am in the Dallas area. I currently have a few items I really won't use. I will list it out and specify on the comments. Hopefully I find a home for my items and maybe make a friend   I'm not sure what guidelines we need yet so if many are interested we can come up with guidelines together.
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BEAUTY GURU Persais / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'm over in Edmonton Alberta, if anyone wants to set up a trade let me know!  see post
Ms.Information - The evil bad advice thread..
Sometimes people ask your advice and you give it, only realizing later that it was wrong/incorrect... but sometimes people ask advice and a little piece of you wants to steer them wrong..   Welcome to Ms.Information!   Share the worst advice you can give someone.. bonus points if you can come up with a rational-sounding explanation to back it up!   My advice:   It is important never to use a promo code unless someone else has already tried it and posted pictures of what you will receive. That way you can make sure it works, and that the item(s) you receive are as advertised. It is sure to save you disappointment!     *disclaimer: never ever follow my advice.      
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
    It will only burn for awhile......evil, terrible advice! see post
I triple dog dare you...
...to buy this dress, go into your nearest Sephora, find a pillar or wall to stand next to, and see how long you can go without being noticed.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
This would be totally appropriate to wear at Sephora HQ...    I prefer vertical black and white stripes though, the Betelgeuse look. see post
Sephora Show & Tell - In Focus: Ingredients to Revive

What are your top skincare ingredients? Show & Tell!

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ebay glamglow fake or not
Hey just got glamglow from ebay but now I have doubt on the product. Has anyone of you find fakeproducts from ebay?
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BEAUTY MAVEN demons / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I personally haven't but my friend bought some fake MAC on ebay that honestly was super super convincing with its listing and packaging. the only reason we figured out i... see post