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High School Visual Arts/ Makeup Course
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! 
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HALL OF FAMER Brie514 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love and appreciate your rambles! Thank you!    I'm in Montreal, we definitely have our share of trade schools. I've contacted a few and they seem more willing to he... see post
Favourite Youtubers
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.   
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Kathleen Lights Kaushal Beauty EmilyNoel83 Amy Macedo BeautybyRosita   After watching YT for years and years I finally started my own channel =) see post
Toot Your Own Horn!
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!!  
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Crazy4Sephora1!   I know this might sound silly, but I'm super happy about it: I finally upgraded my janky old phone. I had my previous one for like 5 years, and ... see post
Help!!!
My hearts are at that dreaded number: 666!  Please help me get past it <3
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HALL OF FAMER ShopgirlM / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wheeeeee!!! It's like a surprise party and we're all the guests of honor :) see post
Sample September.
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. 
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BEAUTY GURU mella900 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
So here are the samples that I would like to use up after going through my stash. I'm picky cause I have acne prone skin so I might change my mind on some of the skincar... see post
Beauty Pet Peeves 2
The other thread was getting too long and difficult to load!    So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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BEAUTY GURU mella900 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Fragrances are something I don't buy as often so I only ones that I like (aside from free samples), but yes I agree the ones you like seem like they disappear the quicke... see post
How many brushes do you own? (08/2016)
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 
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think I have 25-30 brushes, with most of them being face (including cheek, contour, highlight) brushes. I use about half of my brushes daily (counting if I use my fan ... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: Moondust

If you could only pick one, which would you choose? Show & Tell!

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Westfield World Trade Center NYC - Sephora Grand Opening
    I didn't see this anywhere... 
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BEAUTY BOSS mychanelly / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I work around there.  Was excited to see Sephora in there, but wasn't able to find any information on this other than what's posted on the Westfield website...    Leat... see post
Quitting A Job Without A Backup Job
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!
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BEAUTY GURU Crazy4Sephora1 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks. I was just give that same advice the other day to keep the job until I can find another one. see post
Pet Paradise
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
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HALL OF FAMER keepra / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks @tsavorite :D He's quite long now but the feetsies always get to me! ^_^ see post
Barneys fall beauty bag event! Lets post all info and share lists!
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.    
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HALL OF FAMER lipstick4soul / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Check out Lola's Secret blog for detailed info on bag contents (both versions) as well as step up gifts and the locations that have them (including online) see post
AUGUST SEPHORA PLAY! BOX - SNEAK PEAK/DISCUSSION
Thanks to mcmurrel on Reddit for posting this! She has not confirmed any shades yet.   Here is a picture of what is in this month's Play! Box:  
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BEAUTY GURU CosmicBeauty247 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
After receiving my August box, I decided to cancel. I was thinking along the same line as others here - the preference to spend $120 on something that I really want inst... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: Nail Fuel

Do you have a favorite superfood beauty product? Show & Tell!

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BARNEY'S LOVE YOURSELF 2016 FALL GWP
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!  
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HALL OF FAMER sabrinas / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think she's gonna be making one today! @AnneMCC see post
All about Oribe cosmetics! New makeup coming out !
I love Oribe!   New makeup coming out!  Let's post as more info comes out. Waiting for Barneys to get this! I know you can presell online at Oribe! 
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BEAUTY PRO crewfan / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I wish Sephora would carry this line!  I've been wanting to try the dry spray forever and no one has it locally.  I just need to order it from Oribe! thanks for all the... see post
At-Home Beauty Blender Cleanser Recipe?
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?      
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BEAUTY PRO Smeegle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
this is what I do and it always works!!   see post
Sephora stores in Ontario Canada
We will be driving to Ontario, Canada for my cousin's wedding. Do you guys have any recommendation which Sephora location to visit? A large mall, with maccosmetics store? Thank you so much in advance
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SPECIAL GUEST XuanandSabby / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Eaton center is huge, and the Sephora there is so great. There is a benefit free mini gift outside where if you are 16+ age, you take a picture and get advice on how to ... see post
Driving to Ontario, Canada what's the biggest Sephora to visit
We will be driving to Ontario, Canada for my cousin's wedding. Do you guys have any  recommendation which Sephora location to visit? A large mall, with maccosmetics store? Thank you so much in advance
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Yay or Nay
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!
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HALL OF FAMER Annalily11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd say pass. If you can't find any reviews and don't know the quality it's a pretty steep price, even with the money off. Plus, while the color is lovely, it looks pret... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's New Wednesday: The Power of Makeup

Do you think makeup is powerful? Show & Tell!

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Amazing August - for all you haul!
I can't believe it's August already! Since it's my birthday month I thought I'd get the haul thing going!   Don't worry, I'll be posting things once they arrive at my door!
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HALL OF FAMER dalidyli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agreeing a million times over about MJ pallet being my number 1 holiday buy last year and the magic balls came in at 2. It is my favorite palette! Can't wait to get this... see post
Ebates gift card option instead of actual cash back?
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!
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BEAUTY MAVEN silkyskin / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Here's another option for those like me who love the idea of getting extra % when you choose a gift card but don't really want to use your whole cash back amount for the... see post
Makeup and Skincare Confessions
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.  
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Parody Central: Songs of Sephora
A place where all parody songs go.. enter at your own risk!   If anyone ever sang these parodies and let me hear it I would die the happiest person on earth..   *please please please!!*
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BEAUTY GURU Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
"Awolnation - Sail" Sale This is the kinda thing I love I may have lost my mind because Blame it on my V-I-B baby This is how an debit card dies Blam... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - Happy National Lipstick Day!

What's your HG lipstick? Show & Tell!

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JOVIAL JULY (2016) FAVES & RAVES
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.  
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HALL OF FAMER Gwenhwyfar / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay! I hope you love it, @makeupmad! see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What’s New Wednesday: Face AND Body Foundation

Have you ever tried a body foundation? Show & Tell!

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