Hello BTers! I'm hoping you can help me out a little with a project I'm very excited about! I teach at an outreach (last chance) high school which allows for a certain amount of curriculum flexibility to help pull my students (kicking, screaming and despite their best efforts) through their high school diploma requirements. After years of creatively filling out course modification forms, I've finally been given dispensation to offer a visual arts and health credits for a makeup/ cosmetology course!!!! I'm struggling to figure out what materials to provide my students with that will allow them to best learn to work with colour and shading. Any suggestions? Keep in mind, this is public school.... my budget is about $75 CDN per student :/ I'm writing sponsorship request letters like my life depends on it! Also, if you have any assignment/project ideas, I'd love to hear them!
So as well as buying product I'm also obsessed with watching youtubers talk about them. My top 5 are: - JenLuvsReviews : Her weekly round up 'What's Up in Makeup' news each Sunday is just amazing. - EmilyNoel83 : such thorough reviews and so easy to watch. - HotandFlashy : Again very thorough reviews, wear tests, knows such a lot about ingredients and is a more mature youtubers which I appreciate. - TxMommyOfBoys : such a sweet lady, very passionate about makeup, reminds me of me lol - MakeUpMLC : A more nature youtubers with great reviews across many brands, focuses on skincare which I appreciate. Bonus : LivingByLynette and KikiInTheMiddle - feels like chatting with a friend. my favourite video types are Empties, Favourites and Wear Tests.
I was talking to a job coordinator and she said we don't toot our own horn enough in interviews. It had me thinking... why not toot our own horn over anything positive that has happened lately. New job, left old job, new relationship, got out of a bad relationship, passed a test, found your perfect lipstick, etc. Mine is that I just paid off my credit card and I am debt free!!
So, despite me being in Low buy February and no buy July I still made rouge 😳... My confession is that I hoard foils and deluxe samples of skincare but rarely use them so...who wants to join me in 'Sample September' ? I plan to only use sample skincare, masks, moisturizers, serums, treatments etc for the entire month. Hoping to find some new goodies for when the VIBr sale is on.
Maybe you own a dainty set of 10 for your makeup essentials; or perhaps you are beyond the novel stage and like to play around with a couple dozen, maybe you're a fanatic with more than enough brushes and maybe you just cary a mini-store in your collection (that would be me with my 100+ count!) Are you... Just enough or just obsessed? -- I just went through my collection... I have 146! No, that's not a mistype, that is 100 + 46 (one hundred and forty-six). Cringe! 4/5 of my collection are because I get the mega sets of like 20-30+ brushes and then I have a collection that I lovingly hand-curated which includes bare minerals, drug store, elf, estee lauder, lancome, sephora, Laura Geller, Urban Decay, Makeup Forever, Hourglass, etc...). I hardly use 4/5 of my makeup sets; I have my hand-pick collection which I use on a regular basis (that collection is about 25ish brushes) and I have so many in that set because I am very lazy and having to clean my brushes more than once-a-month is annoying so I just go out and buy more for every individual makeup product (It's an internal struggle between my germaphobe side and my lazy side, WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO?! Ha.) I do use the sets I have bought (the ones I buy as mega sets) as grab-and-go travel sets, or, for whenever I have friends over that want to do makeup (like before a formal event). You can get cheap and quality ones on amazon, you just have to look and know what to look for! (One of my sets was 32 pcs for $5 and I swear the brushes were as good as any drugstore/brick-and-mortar retail). I would show a picture but I'm in the process of moving so everything is scattered and a mess! How many do you have and what kinds? What are your favorites? That's my say. I definitely need to do a flush out as some of them are probably wearing down, but I am hoping I am not the only makeup brush fanatic out there
I hope to get some input from anyone who has quit their job without having another job lined up. I have been at my job for two years and to say that it's toxic and dysfunctional is an understatement and all the employees can't even comprehend how this company stays in operation. I have developed clinical depression, anxiety, migraines, my teeth actually hurt, I developed a facial tic and even diarrhea (sorry for the TMI). I really just want to give my two weeks notice and quit. I'm 47 years old and absolutely terrified that I won't be able to find another job. If you quit your job, any advice and did you regret doing it? Thanks!
Show off pics of your pets, tell stories, anything you want to share about those special animals in your life Post as much and as often as you want! Here are are my fluff babies DJ and Gunner (also called Lulu or Lou). They are mother and daughter. DJ is my baby and Gunner is a daddy's girl. They are approximately 9 years old and very spoiled! This is DJ. She loves to be near me. Miss Gunner Lou loves her catnip carrot
BARNEYS LOVE YOURSELF FALL 2016 GIFT BAG EVENT! COME IN FOR INFO AND TONS OF GIFTS. Hello all beauty enthusiast! I come to you with fall Barneys beauty bag info! 😀 You get full size and deluxe goodies from great brands in a nice beauty bag. Most of the brands do an additional step up gift with purchases. I will post all of the info, including bag contents, photos and special step up gifts as I get them. The event is September 8th-11th, presell is shipped the 7th. My SA does a special referral gift along with the bag event for us here. Just mention you saw the post here and you will get an 2 additional full size gifts! I will post what the referral gift is when I get info. It is usually 2 free full size Nars items. She works for Nars in NYC and gives us more freebies and samples! I advise to get your orders in asap, because things sell out quick and she is pre-selling now. She will be ringing pre-sale order on August 26th, also those that pre-sell get the orders sent before everyone else as well as free shipping. The buy in for the bag is $200. I will be posting her info and pics of the bag and also gifts as I get them. Have fun making lists! Please message me for info! here is her email addy, xruperto@barneysdotcom Edit, ok the referral gift is a free full size Larger than life eyeliner and free full size lipgloss, shades vary and limited supplies , so get your orders in to secure it.
Edit: @luvgloss13 will be making a new thread with all the info that everyone needs!!!! So disregard this one! Thought I'd start this up since I was poking through the old spring post and realized that no one had made this yet, and it'll be happening in just a few weeks! @luvgloss13 I contacted Xiomara and she already got back to me She seems like a lovely and very helpful lady! My list so far consists of: Chanel lipstick in Rouge Vie Chanel lipliner in Seduction Chanel blush in Rouge Profond Tatcha Camelia oil cleanser Oribe dry texturizing spray I may end up adding the new Dior or Burberry highlighters for fall 2016 if they happen to be in stock!
Hi! Recently, I purchased a beige Beauty Blender, and accidentally sat it on top of a mascara wand. I know, I know, it was idiotic of me, but I do not have a Sephora in the area and I have no clue how to get the stain out. What is the most hardcore, at-home cleanser that you know of?
For the unabashed shopaholics here, I thought we could have our own thread where we could encourage (ease the wallet pain as it were) or dissuade each other from making a purchase. It could be anything: makeup, shoes, outfits, cars, vacation spots, whatever we may have some experience and guidance to offer. But for those purchases for which we are on the fence, honest opinions can help us make more clearheaded decisions. I offer up my shopping dilemma: I've been eyeing the Serge Lutens Roman Rouge lipstick for a while, but $75 is steep for such an item. However, with the current 8% back on Ebates and a 20% coupon for Saks, the price becomes a slightly more bearable amount. Is it worth it? Any insight would be helpful! And if you've been struggling with a purchase decision, share and see if anybody can help you figure out if the purchase is worth it!
Hey everyone! Thought I'd ask this here as I know a few of us get this option! Will the email be sent out tomorrow asking if we'd prefer a gift card over the money being sent to us? I forgot if it's done the first day of the month or not! Oh, also, what do you plan on getting with your ebates cash back? I'm expecting $69 and some cents back, but if I get a gift card option then I get an extra %% on top of that, yay!
Time for another game! Let's play "never have I ever" using only makeup and skincare products. I'll get started Never have I ever: -Finished a mascara (not even a mini) -Finished a perfume (not even a vial) -Finished a lipstick (not even a sample) -Finished a foundation (and am even using one past its expiration date to try to rectify this) -Used an eyebrow primer (although I picked one up recently and plan to try it soon) -Created a perfect cat eye (I got close once but never even took a photograph to prove it) I have of course tossed these items, but there is always product left when I do. Until less than a year ago, I'd never tried an essence. It was only about a year and a half ago that I finished my first lip balm.
ok i'm posting this a couple days earlier than i usually would, but i have lots going on and want to make sure this goes up ! i have LOADS of faves this month. the highlight, for me, was lipstick. i got one new one, but mostly rediscovered some in my stash that i fell absolutely in love with all over again. (i would have added NARS pure matte lipstick in "valaparisio" but i LOST IT WITHIN A WEEK OF GETTING IT. it fell out of a companion's pocket...) LIPSTICK STUFF NARS audacious lipstick, jane . what a gorgeous not-quite-nude. i wore jane for a week straight at the beginning of the month (and then off and on again throughout the rest of the month) because, what can i say, she really 'clicked' for me. (thank you @TopazBeth !!!!!!!!!!!!) NARS audacious lipstick, jeanne and NARS semi matte lipstick, VIP red . mid month i re-fell in love with that dark bricky red. so chic, so easy. not exactly seasonal and i don't care . i think i'll be wearing both of these loads come fall. NARS audacious lipstick, liv. speaking of not quite seasonal colors, i finally picked up this new baby last week, and I'M IN LOVE . yeah, i have this color in various formulas (such as 'train bleu' velvet matte lip pencil) but i just love this formula, so comfortable, blots beautifully, rich and gorgeous. FACE STUFF HOURGLASS vanish seamless foundation stick . ok....i've only had this for a week BUT hooked. i'm sold. i'm convinced. i've never had such an EASY foundation. vanish seamless is right. for those interested: i don't find that the lasting power is as long as the claims (12 hrs) but i don't care--it's so easy to touch up. very good first impression....i couldn't wait another month to put it in a favorites LAURA MERCIER baked bronzer 03 . i got this in the LM 500pt perk, and i've never used a bronzer. but i'm having great fun with it ! warms up skin, but certainly doesn't look orange or fake tan-sy. EYE STUFF NARS single eyeshadow, bali. such a pretty neutral (slightly cool) darker shade. don't know what took me so long to get it. can look natural, can look dramatic. it's like an all in one shadow ! was a bit patchy when i got it, but i find this with all NARS single matte shadows--you gotta use it a couple times and 'break it in' then it'll be the best eyeshadow you've ever used. WANDER BEAUTY liquid eyeshadow, mocha . got this as a gift from sephora and wander, and i was so pleasantly surprised !!! other than loving the color, i love the formula too. it's thin and slightly sheer, blends beautifully, lasts forever. i've had problems with liquid eyeshadows in the past, slightly too thick and they'll essentially peel off. not with this one. really love it ! NOT PICTURED !!!!!! PIXI glow mud mask . i didn't take a picture of this because i literally have cut it in 3rds to get the last bits out, and it is living in a plastic bag. mid-month i had a skin breakout on my chin that was bad. it was angry and spreading. i was using another clay mask which turns out was just making it worse ! when i realized it was the culprit, i cut open the pixi tube and applied it, and IT FIXED IT IMMEDIATELY. stopped the angry spots in their tracks. this is my favorite clay mask, no question.