What makeup is everyone wearing today? Today I am wearing: 1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50 So c'mon now...confess!
Hi gals, I'm a guy wanting to dress up & do makeup. I'm thinking of making a day of it by getting some ear piercing, getting 1- 2 ladies outfits, and having makeup done. Not sure as to which order of having things done,but most likely wearing heels the whole time. Any suggestions as to order? Thanks in advance.
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!! To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka
We've all been there...a bag full of unused or disappointing make up from the drug store, which I still like but without the ability to try before buy you end up with a lot of fails. Then you find Sephora and wonder, is the price worth it? You try a few things, you like a few things, you see the price tag and tell yourself: "Eh, I can go with ramen noddles for a week to afford this." And then you buy it. What was your first purchase? Why did you choose it? I always like hearing other stories like this. Share on!
I much prefer tea to coffee (my stomach just doesn't react well to coffee, for some reason). I love to cuddle up and read a good book with a good cup of tea. (As you can tell, I'm TOTALLY ready for retirement at the age of 31!!!!) I do prefer loose leaf teas as I find them much more fragrant than the store bought teabags, and more economical, to boot. My favorite at the moment is one by Herbal Republic - Okanagan Ice Wine Tea. <3 Are there any tea drinkers out there? What are some good teas that you've tried?
I am traveling with my two kids to Holland in about a month. I live in the DC area. I need to bring hostess type gifts for the two families I am staying with (both aunts and uncles in their 60s). I also need to bring gifts for children - a mix of boys and girls who are age 7-12 or so. I'd like to figure out something local, not too heavy, if not local that characteristically "American," to bring. I am at a total loss. Suggestions quite welcome.
it just seems kind of serious and quiet around here lately. I am feeling a bit blah, with the heat and humidity, and reading/hearing way too much bad stuff in the news. So, let's all give a heart party for everyone on BT! A wonderful group of caring, fun, informative individuals who share many interests! I look forward to "seeing" all of you daily! Thanks for being here!
We swatched all of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?
Do you have a swatch of this product? Post a pic in the thread below!
Shop Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments: http://seph.me/freshtints
I am sure we all have some products that we use the most and then we "run" to Sephora (or other stores) to repurchase and stock up on it, with a thought - "Just in case or I am about to finish up my other one, so I might as well pick up a back up now... etc" . What are your most used products, the ones you know you'll go and repurchase no matter what? Mine are: - Anastasia Brow Wiz - ohh boy - this is one of my little fave things that I use the most and I buy few of them a year, just because I use it so often. - Nars Creamy Consealer - does its job, so smooth and gives me the coverage I need! - When Travelmate face masque <3 - so amazing, portable, and travel safe/mess free!!
Hey BTers! I decided to start at new haul thread for the month June. I love seeing everyone's hauls.Share what goodies you got this month. (beauty and non-beauty) Remember guys a haul is a haul big or small.
New Canadian travelling box, with BNIB MAC etc!**CLOSED** TRAIN ORDER (NEW) * You must PM the person sending to you with your address now, don't wait until the box is near you! ** Remember posting tracking #'s in this thread is required! *** Remember to take photos of what you take out and put into the box! Ont: 1) Bcteagirl 2) KBmatthews: Arrived April 22nd Departed: April 23 tracking#: 0103605000505393 3) MyUsername Sent to LovingLondon April 26th tracking number: 0289787000890910 4) LovingLondon: Arrived April 30th Dparted May 1st Tracking #: 0103107000377289 5) Ivyxox Ont: 6) HappyGen (Switched orders of #5,6 due to new travel plans at station #5) Sent on May 9th, tracking # 0103516000342768 BC: 7) Clemon: Arrived May 15th, Departed May 26, tracking number 0657131000458040 8) Heartsmyface: Arrived May 30th! Left June 2nd 0102872000370974 9) Deesa - Arrived June 6th! On the way again June 9th Tracking # 0649325000350317 AB: 10) Ditzcore: Arrived June 12th, Dept June 16th: 0285072000761365 Ont: 11) Firespinner: Arrived June 23rd Departed June 25th 0102517000379397 12) Yumst3r: Arrived June 30th! sent on July 2nd 0103181000351456 13) Mkimimi: Arrived May 6th! 14) Yullz 15) Bcteagirl Starting shortly, I would love to have a nice long train! This is a second round of a box, so there is a HUGE variety in here, so much great stuff (thank you previous participants!!). Very exciting to start a box that is such a great mix to start with. We had so much fun on the previous train (and it moved so fast!) that I know this will be great! I would love to keep this train moving quickly, I am putting more stuff together/reorganizing it as we speak. If you want to officially be on the train, you do need to send a message with complete address to me! I am borrowing most of the rules from a previous train. BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE RULES! ****NO RESERVE**** ****No Swatching items from the box**** ****ITEMS THAT MAY BE INCLUDED**** ALL SEALED ITEMS are welcome, UNLESS sealed NO: Nothing you dip your fingers in if opened NO opened mascara NO opened lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze) NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED all cosmetic/skin care samples are fine ***Other: For full sized items, there is a strict one in one out policy for drug store items: ie: If you want to trade in a drug store item, you must be taking out a drug store item (Feel free to take out extra drug store items lol). This will ensure that this box is largely of higher quality cosmetics (While still allowing for some variety). There will be just a few drug store items per box *** For new mascara, dip lip gloss, you must tape them up so they cannot be opened/swatched en route. Leave other lipstics/etc untapped so people can see the colours. *Be polite *Don't keep the box longer than a few days (please try to keep the box moving in a timely manner) *All packages must include a tracking number, Send me (@Bcteagirl) the tracking number. *TRADE ON OR ABOVE the value of the item you took -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them - One in/one out rule for any drugstore cosmetics (which are limited) -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left -package things carefully and put things that could leak in ziplock bags **YOU MUST have a tracking number for your package, and it must be posted here! Once the train order is set, you need to PM the person who is sending to you your address right away, don't wait until the train is close to you! Put a post here stating you want to participate, and PM me your name/address if you want in! Edit: spacing lol
**Extending deadline until July 13th** The theme is: 4th of July vs Canada Day. Feel free to incorporate any icons, animals, colours, shapes, etc that remind you of those two celebrations! Get creative! Please remember this is fantasy wear, so go wild, and think outside the box! ￼ Full rules: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Posting Rules: 1. One eye open, one eye closed. 2. You can have multiple entries, but please post them separately. Only your highest rated photo can win (no multiple wins for the same person in one contest) 3. Must be of yourself not someone else. You will be judged on: Creativity Maintaining Theme Clean Work Use of Color Area to be judged: Hair line above forehead down to cheek bone. Hairline at temple over to mid nose. Scoring: Heart count ~ Vote for one or all I have four anonymous judges, who will rank the entries, each month, by: 1st place = 10 Hearts 2nd place = 7 Hearts 3rd place = 5 Hearts The judges will PM me to keep all votes private. Judges may also participate, they just can not vote for themselves. This should a lot of fun and allow the crazy creative side to shine! Please feel free to use crystals, falsies, etc, anything to complete your design. Please remember this is your eye area, so safety first. What do you win? There will be a grand prize of a $50 GC to Sephora at the end of the year, and two $10 GC winners. 1st place winner gets their name entered 5 times, 2nd place get their name entered 2 times, and 3rd place gets their name entered once. The more months you play and win, the better your chances are to win! Posting Rules: 1. One eye open, one eye closed. 2. You can have multiple entries, but please post them separately. Only your highest rated photo can win (no multiple wins for the same person in one contest) 3. Must be of yourself not someone else. You will be judged on: Creativity Maintaining Theme Clean Work Use of Color Area to be judged: Hair line above forehead down to cheek bone. Hairline at temple over to mid nose. Scoring:Heart count ~ Vote for one or allI have four anonymous judges, who will rank the entries, each month, by:1st place = 10Hearts 2nd place = 7 Hearts 3rd place = 5 Hearts The judges will PM me to keep all votes private. Judges may also participate, they just can not vote for themselves. This should a lot of fun and allow the crazy creative side to shine! Please feel free to use crystals, falsies, etc, anything to complete your design. Please remember this is your eye area, so safety first. What do you win?There will be a grand prize of a $50 GC to Sephora at the end of the year, and two $10 GC winners.1st place winner gets their name entered 5 times, 2nd place get their name entered 2 times, and 3rd place gets their name entered once. The more months you play and win, the better your chances are to win! Good luck and can't wait to see what you create!
I received the first sneak peek for Ipsy in my inbox this morning and figured I should share and get the July discussion going Sneak Peek #1 Everyone will be receiving 1 of these 2 items from bareMinerals Sneak Peek #2 Everyone will be receiving 1 of these 2 items Sneak Peek #3 Everyone will be receiving 2 of these items Sneak Peek #4 Everyone will be receiving 1 of these items
Hey chickaroos, I just had my little vent on not getting enough information about posters asking for new suggestions and not giving us any information to go on so I thought since we are all here on Beauty Talk and we all care for each other that if you need to vent about anything you might need support on beauty related or not here's the opportunity to just........VENT Have you ever had that certain situation when you fee like this???
Come and let everyone know if you've done a trade with someone or they've been an awesome TSB contributor! Let's give kudos to our BT BFFs! So a post could be one persons feedback on another, how a trade went, did they ship quickly, etc. and others could reply if they dealt with the same person and how their trade went.
I was just looking through the "What Are You Wearing" thread and looking through the list of products I suddenly realized I very rarely use concealer under my eyes anymore. It used to be one those "will not leave the without it" items. It got me thinking back to a moment many, many, MANY years ago at a Clinique counter... I can't remember what I was shopping for (probably super double face powder because that was my HG back then. I think I was around 20 when this story happened - I'm 39 now for reference.) So anyway, the sales lady was trying to upsell me on a bunch more products of course (which, I was 20 and in college - good luck getting blood from that stone, lady) and this is what she said to me word-for-word: "Honey, you're gorgeous but those dark circles are distracting me from the rest of your face." Whhaaaaattt??? I honestly can't remember how I reacted or if I bought the product I went in for originally. I know that I did NOT buy any concealer though! Have a couple more to post but BT is being super iPad unfriendly lately! I don't want to open up any wounds with this post. Just hopefully dumb stuff SAs have said to you that you can look back on and laugh about now!
alright. i understand a lot of people's purses are a secret and sacred space, so i'm not sure how many people will be into this idea. but i stumbled across a few "what's in your purse?" youtube videos of various bloggers and experts and found the whole thing surprisingly interesting, informative, inspiring and insightful ! i searched and did not see a topic like this (other than a more specific "what's in your makeup bag?" post from last year), but i do apologize if this is a double post, of sorts. so, me first. i'm definitely a "i want to have my things with me" sort of person. my purse is my arsenal ! but for the majority of my purse-carrying years thus far, it was chaos. i could never find things. we all know the drill. then, a few months ago, i initiated myself into what i affectionately call 'pouch life'. that is, everything has a place, and everything will be in it's place as i leave the house. it has changed my life ! everything you see are products and pouches acquired over time, it all just came together once i made it a mission. my bag is a pretty normal size. i feel like mary poppins when i pull all my stuff out and it brings me a real sense of joy, i won't lie. the two big pouches are for makeup (silver) and face/hair/misc (black). the tokyo milk pouch (new acquisition!) has a roller ball perfume and handcream, as does the bowie pouch. the little silver thing is my wallet with cards etc, the gold pouch has business cards (mine and others') and misc thin, and holds my cash and change when i have it (i rarely have cash and change these days, though). (i realized after i took these pics that there is 1 pouch missing--a smallish flat black tracy tanner bag that i keep my phone charger and headphones in--it wasn't in my bag because i'm using them !) products of note in the black bag: caudalíe beauty elixir (my favorite thing ever. wanting to carry this around with me is what prompted my shift into pouch life). a le labo lotion sample of ROSE 31 which is just about my favorite smell on earth and just want to have with me as well. boots botanics face oil which i apply to blemishes as spot treatment should they appear--seems counter-intuitive but it WORKS ! aveda men's pommade. i'm growing out a shaved head and these hair products are the result of not knowing what to expect from hair that is/was too short to control. i probably carry around too much makeup with me but i like to have choices should i want or need to freshen up. i'm constantly reassessing what i want with me but this is the current to-go stash. products of note: givenchy le rouge lipstick in #307 grenat initié (which i ordered expecting to be darker, tbh). the only OCC lip tar i own after my others got stolen. hot pink on me can look a bit garish but sometimes it hits the spot. my new favorite mascara givenchy noir couture 4-in-1. closeup of my beloved aladdin sane pouch and it's contents: caudalíe vinoperfect hand & nail cream and blackbird ballard's roller perfume in 'hallow'. and just for the record, my sephora "problem" made itself evident at the bottom of my bag, otherwise trash and clutter free....
I hope everyone has the day off (I've worked my share of July 4ths!! and have to go in for a few minutes tomorrow) and that everyone has something awesome planned! After going in to work for a bit, I think the hubby and I are going to the beach for an air show followed by fireworks. I've never seen an air show so hopefully it goes well. What are your plans?
Hey lovely BT-ers!! So this happened to me this morning.. A used-twice bottle of Omorovicza BB Cream ($135) shattered in my bathroom, leaving me with glass in my foot and fingers after trying to save it, but that's not the most tragic part. BE CAREFUL (or more careful than I was) WITH YOUR GLASS BOTTLES!!!!!!!! YOU DONT WANT TO END UP LIKE THIS..
We swatched the new Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?
Do you have a swatch of this product? Post a pic in the thread below!
Shop these shadows> http://seph.me/QKCQN3
Great article on Sephora's Branding Strategy. It predicts that since the use of the Marc Jacobs brand has been quite successful, Sephora will tap into more LVMH brands to create other original make up brands. I wonder what's in store next!
I also noticed that most of the point perks are of LVMH owned brands when I went to see what LVMH actually owns. (Fresh, MUFE, Benefit, etc)
Most of these are samples or minis I bought in kits. Quite a few are just full sized items I bought in advance, so I have backups when I run out. People have asked me about the stash that made my husband ask me to stop buying things I have backups of. These pictures do not include anything in my current stash, which has a ton of unused makeup from lippies to nail polish and more, especially eye shadows. I do need to go through my perfume samples a little better, because I have a lot of duplicates I need to move over to the backup section to make more room in my train cases. Many of these items are duplicates, but I am going to hold onto my HG duplicates from here on out. One lovely lady just got a bottle of Genefique, which I know she will love, but she will be the last. That will have me repurchasing less often. Any item I have a duplicate of that I have not tried, I may be willing to part with. To the other lovely lady I just traded with, I really wanted to send you the It's a 10, but I must try it when I am done with my current brand. Hopefully, you score it another way. Makeup Body Cleansers Face Creams, Eye Creams and Serums Hair styling products (the Sauve ones came from a VoxBox, but I will not put them up for trade as I think my husband may have used each once before returning to the box). Big Items (I am not using antibacterial soap on my body, so no need to fret. I do use it on my hands in the shower). Miscellaneous Items Shampoos and Conditioners Face Cleansers and makeup removers Sunscreens/tanners Nail Products Facial wipes (currently working on the Ole Henriksen from Ipsy, so it is in the active stash for those curious). Cotton Unused Stuff hiding Deodorant/ kids stuff (I do use their stuff sometimes). Body Moisturizers Hand Moisturizers Stuff put aside for trades 1 Stuff put aside for trades 2 Stuff put aside for trades 3 Foils (so excited I am down to only one bin. I've been using them and giving them away).
I'm very excited to go to Sephora tomorrow! It seems like forever since I have been inside. The last time I went (end of May) I received probably the best customer service from one of the cast members who really went beyond great service to unite me with the last Sun Safety Kit. She had really made my day/week and although I had already filled out a survey with an awesome review for her, I wanted to write her a little note, thanking her. Is that too weird? Or would it be a nice gesture? I'm a frequent letter-writer/thank you note-giver, so I was curious to know what other people's thoughts were about this. Thanks
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies! (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
So like annypoo the other day, I am shopping for a new purse. I'm looking for something small-to-medium-sized, because right now all I have are monster huge purses that really don't look right against my small frame (I'm a compact and muscular 5'4" with short, stubby limbs). I've narrowed it down to two or three : I actually really wanted this next one in cornflower blue, but they sold out last night. Now only the tan color pictured is available. And this is one I really, really fell in love with at the store yesterday, but I waffled because it was slightly more than I thought I was going to spend! But I get the feeling I might regret it if I don't buy it while it's on sale and still in stock: Also comes with a chain strap in addition to the leather crossbody: The thing is, as much as I like the purse in the middle (the last two are Tory Burch), I'm nooooot sure if it fits in with my overall funky feminine and sometimes edgy style. I think the last one does, but it definitely looks incredibly different from all the other bags I own, so it's a change. HM. I'm torn!