I'm trying SO hard not to break my wallet so I'll live vivaciously through y'all's hauls until end of the month. If you are an April baby, don't forget to take advantage of the numerous b-day offerings everywhere(sometimes it take a few days after signing up to get the offer): http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Bir thday-Gifts-and-Promos-from-Cosmetic-Companies/m-p ... And of course, before you place an order, don't forget to check the current perks and promo threads that will rob you of all your points and will power: http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-Promo-C odes-8-The-quot-I-hope-I-don-t-get-into-trouble/td ... http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-List-of -100-Point-Perks/td-p/869671 http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-List-of -250-500-and-Male-Point-Perks/td-p/869679 And ebates or whatever rebate website you are using. So what did you get this month?
And this doesn't include in-store purchases, Nordstrom beauty purchases, a makeup storage purchase... ... Can you say addict?...and can someone explain why there is still a ton of things in my cart and loved, but not yet tried things, that are dying to make their way in there next... too bad Rouge points don't carry over like AT&T rollover minutes... i'm pretty sure I'd be a staple for Rouge for the next 25 years lol or frequent flyer miles... Imagine the places us beauty addicts could be... the Sephora's we could visit!!!! Umm... I meant beaches... the beaches we could visit... i thought to myself... hearts, maybe that will cheer me up so I dont feel so guilty... But then I looked at the past order details and remembered they are all decent sized hauls too... Yikes! Then I was hoping to post this message to help get me to chill out... But I see now that will be impossible as there are still too many things on my need and/or want brat list... Hopefully, seeing your posts will show i am not alone in this beauty addiction... and that will ease the pain xx
Sooooo, had a few too many drinks at dinner earlier. Came home chatted with my beloved fellow makeup junkies for a bit. Then I put on makeup. Drunk. Sobered up. Laughed at myself because omg what the what!!!!! I love kat Von ds makeup removing wipes! All harm erased in a couple seconds! Does anyone else just randomly decide to apply makeup right before bed? Seriously, I put it on just to look horrific and took it off all in the same 30 minutes!
When I was 20 years old and studying abroad for a school semester in Paris, I wandered into Sephora during one of my many jaunts down the Champs-Élysées. I had been in a Sephora before, but never one so large in such a glamorous location. I felt that I should commemorate the occasion, so I spent the next hour searching for the perfect "grown up" beauty product, one that didn't have a charm hanging off of it or smell like a lab's interpretation of cherries.
I finally decided on Hanae Mori Butterfly , a sweet but warm fragrance that was the perfect balance of whimsy and luxury. To this day the scent reminds me of that moment in my youth when I was experienced enough to understand what made a quality beauty product and to be able to choose one for myself.
It was fitting that my "beauty wings" moment came with a perfume aptly named "Butterfly". For this week's Beauty Challenge, I want to know: What product was your entree into the "real" beauty world, or the product that gave you your "beauty wings"?
Show and Tell!
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!
Okay, I guess this is more of a rant than a question. So I am really getting upset with the fact that every time I check the free samples page and there are BB creams, CC creams, Concelears, etc. they only come in one color or a select few. Also, most of the 500 point perks, like a Nars one, or the new Laura Mercier come with foundation or blushes that are not for everyone's skin tone. It just aggravates me that only a few people can use the entire perk. I don't want to use 500 points on a gift when I can only use a few of the items. I got the Dior BB cream sample the other day and was like ughhh, this is not going to work, it is way to light. I know some of you may say that go to a store and get a sample. But the closest store is 45 minutes away, I get freaked out at the fact of the makeup being out in the open for everyone to touch and the air getting into the bottles, and lastly, they never give me enough of a sample to really test it. I wonder if I was the only person that feels this way.
April Trouble errr I mean Haul: - Ghd eclipse - Fresh Ancienne set: ancienne cream, ancienne eye creme, and elixir ancien - Fresh Ancienne Ultimate Honey Mask - Elizabeth and James Nirvana in black and in white and the rollerball for each (for my bag) - Guerlain Meteorites - Guerlain brush (nordstrom bc sephora was sold out) - Guerlain terracotta bronzer - Guerlain terracotta brush (again nordstrom for same reason) - Dolce and Gabbana blush in rosebud (which is amazing, highly recommend) - Marc Jacobs the finish line perfection powder - Marc Jacobs the face 2 brush - Urban Decay Naked Palettes 1, 2, & 3 - Urban Decay Electric Palette - Urban Decay Smoked Palette - Make Up For Ever HD Complexion Starter Kit - Make Up For Ever HD Concealer - Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask - Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Cream - Fresh Black Tea Instant Infusion Toner - Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Oil - Fresh Peony Night Treatment Mask - Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment - Fresh Sugar Lip Polish - Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve face cream - Fresh sugar roll on deodorant - Fresh Rose Mask - Fresh Brown Sugar Polish - Fresh Soy Face Cleanser - Dior Creme Abricot for nails - Dior Airflash Spray Foundation - Buxom Lip Gloss in White Russian - Buxom Nude and Brights Gloss set - Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils in Perversion, vice, and asphyxia - Urban Decay Lipstick in Native - Urban Decay Lip Gloss in Walk Of Shame - Dior Maximizer Mascara Primer - Sephora Full Action Mascara in Purple - Benefit They're Real Mascara - Josie Maran Light Argan Oil - Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter Lotion - Soap and Glory Pink Perfume - Soap and Glory Hand Food - Soap and Glory Heel Genius - Dior Addict Lip Glow - Tarte LipSurgence in Energy and Lucky - Tarte Glamazon in Foxy - Too Faced Lip Creme in Marshmallow Bunny and Razzle Dazzle Rose - Tarte sculptor in Park Ave Princess - Tarte Brush for the sculptor - Make Up For Ever 108 Straight Brush - Sephora pro Blush Brush # 54 - Anastasia Beauty Express Kit - Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil - Anastasia Brow Fix - Sephora must have smudge brush # 70 - Tweezerman scissor set - Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder - Sephora Face Brush Set and the Sephora Eye Brush Set - Beauty Blender double set with cleaner (online only) - Dry bar dry shampoo for brunettes - Dry bar money maker hair spray - Benefit mini set: porefessional, that gal, girl meets pearl - benefit porefessional full size - Yu Be Cream and Lip set - Sephora MakeUp brush shampoo - Clinique oil for lids, lashes, and lips - Sephora Makeup Remover Wipes ... And I am waiting for the 24th for 3x points on perfume for Flowerbomb, D&G Desire and Light blue, and MJ Daisy.... i also may purchase some things before the month ends from origin, buxom, and the clarisonic luxe set... Hi, My name is Jessica, and I am a Sephora Addict. xx
Sooo, my babies are 6 weeks old. They'll be 7 weeks on tuesday! I caught them playing in a box! they love boxes.. Lol as soon as I said my Baaaabies! they all looked at me and i took the pic.. Then the one kitten that were gonna keep ( Couldnt give him up) was asleep with my husband lol again.. Then another pic of them still wanting to drink from mama (-.-) I try and not let them since her poor **nips* are swollen full of milk.. But they all eat and go in the litter now!
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers. A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc. I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board. I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow. - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time. EDITED: Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order. 5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$. I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON Tarte now ships to Canada!
I am interested to hear if you guys open your deluxe samples right away, or if you wait to finish a product in the same category before opening it. I wait to finish my products before opening up a deluxe sample, even though I really want to open it! For example, I am currently finishing up a primer before opening up the Hourglass primer sample and porefessional. I also am waiting to try out some mini mascaras and mini exfoliators. I don't know why I wait when I want to try them so bad hah. Does anyone else do this?
It had been years since I purchased anything from the drugstore until a good friend started telling me all about the great stuff she would find. Lilahtov found those amazing Milani lip colors. Since I am on a serious low buy the next few months I thought I would give some of her product suggestions a try and VOILA! Many of the things she suggested are great!! Then I realized that there should be a thread specifically to share these low cost gems! I mean the Queen of Blending swears by Milani lipsticks, Spoiledbrat loves Wet&wild....why shouldn't I branch out? Maybelline full and soft mascara is my HG after all. How awesome would it be to actually have an idea of what you are buying, and to have even maybe have seen a swatch? Please share your drugstore hauls, swatches and reviews here and share your wealth of knowledge! I know there are lots of us who have favorite things that come from a drugstore And for those of us on a low buy this could be a life saver! Here I go: I bought a Milani lip liner in fuchsia ( love it- definitely worth 4$) , a wet & wild palette in Poster Child, Milani baked shadows in I heart you (red) and Must have fuchsia ( hot pink), and Revlon super lustrous lipstick in creme Cherries in the Snow ( inside swatch) and Revlon super lustrous lipstick shine in Fuchsia shock! So far I know I LOVE both lippies and the lip liner. More to come... All right my savvy shopping beauties! Share your best kept drug store secrets with the rest of us. I can't wait to hear and see!!! for those friends interested in cruelty free drugstore cosmetics here are the brands found to be cruelty free so far***** sulfate found : Milani, NYX , ELF, Wet & Wild, Burt's Bees, Physicians Formula and Jordana
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.
Exactly what the title says I know we've chatted about this before, but I thought I'd revive the topic with a new thread. With Chic Week coming up and new collections/products/lines dropping what feels like every day, what brands (collections, too, since Sephora's offering can be limited at the brand's discretion) do you wish you saw on shelves? For me, it would be Chanel, Tom Ford, and YSL's Spring collection. Chanel's Illusion d'Ombres (cream shadows) and Glossimers (lip glosses) are calling to me with their siren song, as are Tom Ford's lippies, quads and contour palettes (however exorbitantly priced!!!). I love YSL lippies, so I wish the new colors got some love here at Sephora. Oh, and while we're on the subject, ByTerry and Chantecaille wouldn't hurt, either! I adore both, and don't own nearly enough of either!
With the request of all the ladies who were interested in this lipstick, I have provided swatches. From left to right, colors are as followed: Centifolia, Damask, Grandifolia, and Crimson. All are taken with and without flash on pale skin. With Flash Without Flash Enjoy! Looking for the Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, go here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/B ite-s-Deconstructed-Rose-Lip-Gloss-Library-Swatch/ ...
Hi beauties! So I've had a few makeovers in my life and while it can be fun, I have never liked the result. I feel like I am just too particular about the way that I want my makeup done and I always feel like I come out of the experience looking like a clown. Do any of you know what I am talking about? Here are some of my makeover no-no's: - People who think that just because I am blonde with fair skin, a nude lip should be "concealer color". I have really pigmented lips and a really pale nude looks absolutely grotesque on me... - People who ask what you like/dislike only to disregard it. Like insisting on using copper shades on me after I tell them that I hate the way I look in copper eyeshadows.... because it's just SOOOO gorgeous on blue eyes, and of ONLY I could see for myself how good it looks....NO, just no - People who apply eyeshadow as if they didn't notice the fact that I have hooded eyes. -People who are dying to cover my oily skin in super shimmery, highlights and powders... no thanks I am not into the grease lightening look. Well the list goes on... What do other people do wrong when they do YOUR makeup? Dish please!
Since pipsqueek1582 so graciously offered her free items to us and there were enough items to start a box, we are officially opening Traveling Sephora Box #9 - 2013! I offered to help set up this thread with the rules and list of participants just to make it easier for everyone. I am calling this box #9 because box 7 split into 2 different boxes. The rules are basically the same as previous boxes which I borrowed (cut and pasted) from previous threads. 1. Please, NO DRUGSTORE items! 2. To keep things moving as quickly as possible, I'm requesting that people with U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY participate in this box. (I'm sorry Canadian BTers! ) 3. Once the box comes back to pipsqueek1582, she will donate what is left to a worthy charity in her area. 4. If you do not see your name on this list from the previous thread, or would like to change your spot on the list, please post a request and send me a PM if you are able to swap with someone. 5. Please be aware that shipping costs may reach upwards of $17 if the TSB gets really full. Previous TSBs have used either the Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium or Large Box (comes out to $12.35 or $16.85 with tracking & shipping confirmation). If you are going to participate, please be prepared for the shipping costs! Here is how it works: Pipsqueek1582 will fill a box with products and send it through USPS to the next person on the list. They will go through the box, take what they want, add their own items in, then send it to the next person. What you need to do: 1. Send a Personal Message to the person before you on the list with your mailing address right away so there's no delay in shipping. 2. Start collecting, sanitizing, and labeling your beauty goodies. Please label swatched & sanitized on a plastic bag or with a removable sticker instead of using a marker on the product. 3. Read through the Rules below to know what is allowed & what is not allowed: Allowed: ☆ High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged/in a box ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used ☆ Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags as long as they are clean ☆ Anything that is sealed ☆ Skin care items in tubes & bottles Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened ☆ Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else ☆ Keep non beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). ☆ every explodable/leakable item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ziplock Not Allowed: ☹ Pre-made samples ☹ Drugstore items ☹ No USED items with wands, such as lip glosses, mascara, or concealers ☹ Heavily used items (except for perfume) ☹ Anything that might be considered unsanitary ☹ Taking more than you put in. Keep the Value of items equal ☹ Swatching items in the box 4 Do not keep the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you down on the list. 5. Package things carefully and put in ziplock bags. 6. TRADE on or ABOVE the value of what you took. 7. Please include a tracking number. It makes it more fun anticipating your turn. Please post it and also send me a PM. 8. Post in a picture and/or text what you took and left (picture AND written description preferred). 9. Have fun and try some things you haven't tried before! Please ask if you have anything that is questionable. ♥ No drama ♥ Be polite ♥ NO RESERVES (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's okay too) If you think there is a need for more rules, post a reply to this. *******The list is closed******** Here is the list of participants : Pipsqueek1582 (I'll start it ;-) sent 12/17 1. suddenlyforever - arrived 12/21, sent 12/23 2. wendyomgwar - arrived 12/24, sent 1/4 3. Srikandi 4. AznAngelLiz - arrived 1/6, sent 1/7 5. missey1973 - arrived 1/11, sent 1/13 6. ireneh - arrived 1/17, sent 1/21 7. bambina2011 - arrived 1/27, sent 1/30 8. beethousand - arrived 2/1, sent 2/3 9. taisha27 10. bisoubisou - arrived 2/5, sent 2/6 11. killahbabe - arrived 2/8, sent 2/10 12. DesertRose0706 - arrived 2/12, sent 2/14 13. sbowden - arrived 2/19, sent 2/22 14. sn22 15. wingatprsct - arrived 2/24, sent 2/27 16. Erendira - arrived 3/3, sent 3/4 17. mityren 18. StraightRhodes - arrived 3/10, sent 3/13 19. LumiarHy 20. jamielove - arrived 3/15, sent 4/19 21. laurennnlove 22. 1crosent il4givn 23. pipsqueek1582, arrived 4/21 Happy Swapping to all!
I know some ladies bought all their heart desired but what didn't you buy during the sale. Feel free to state why you passed on things on your list. I didn't get Marc Jacobs Gel foundation: sold out Versace Bright Crystal Absolu id want to purchase the larger size Bite Beauty Lip Gloss/Lipstick: I have ton of lippies that need love Anastasia Brow Gel: sold out MUFE Mat Velvet foundation:sold out Sephora brushes:wasn't sure even with the discount they were a good deal Hourglass Lip Gloss:see about about lippies LOL NARS tinted moisturizer: Trying 3 new foundation right now...this will have to wait.
Today I managed to drop my brannnd spankin new MUFE Flash palette Help me feel better by telling me I'm not alone - what have you accidentally dropped/messed up lately? *tries not to get tears on the newly cracked case* And to make matters worse, Hourglass cancelled my order for ONE ambient lighting palette because they thought I was a third party seller??! Today is just not my makeup day.
Every time I click on a TSB its closed already and 900 pple have already viewed the post/: I have a few beauties that need a new home and can't get in a TSB ... Lol! Noob.. ha im a missing a hidden place where these TSB are listened .. Posted? Hahaa...
1. What's your favorite product that you are wearing today? 2. Anything you are looking forward to? 3. How are your fur babies doing? 4. What are you currently jamming out to? 5. What's for dinner? 1. Guerlain gel pencil eyeliner, I'm on a kick! 2. The weekend! It's supposed to rain, but I've got this excited feeling about this weekend, like anything could happen, I don't know why. 3. My cat just had a bath, so hes enjoying being fluffy and sticking out his chest to look all majestic. 4. Icons Pop, yes it's their I Don't Care song from last summer lol! 5. No clue, taking the fiancé out on a date, waiting for him to decide . He doesn't know I'm buying yet.
TRADE THREAD #2 Looking for items? Please see the original thread here too. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Product- Trade-Thread-01-2014-Upon-Request/td-p/986647 GUIDELINES Please list what you have available, the condition, add a photo, and what you are interested in for trade. May want to mention your location, such as U.S. When something you have to offer is no longer available please go back and edit your post. There is a convenient cross through text option. If you relist, please return to remove the text from your original post so that forum searches are more accurate! Please use discretion with whom you enter into trades with. If it's someone who's relatively new here maybe have them send to you first. Maybe set yourself up some guidelines in your post (they have to be VIB, have 100 posts etc...) about to whom you'll send to first/at the same time and anyone who doesn't meet those needs to send to you before you'll send your stuff out. (Tips thanks to Kalex.) Please note that some "fake" brand products have come up, please take precautions to find out where items have been purchased and DO NOT HESITATE to request additional photos that might help verify authenticity. Please consider using the Private Messages system on Beauty Talk to help ensure someone knows you are trying to contact them. You can set up to receive an email when you get a PM in your preferences. You can also access your messages by looking under your profile on the left side of the main Beauty Talk page under your avatar and clicking on the envelope. SUCCESSFUL TRADE EXPERIENCES? Consider providing your feedback on successful trades on this thread here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387 Summary list of successful traders here! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/LIST-of- the-Successful-Traders-or-TB/td-p/1071289 SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING? Try advanced search (click on the search magnifying glass and it shows a link to advanced search). Put it in the exact phrase you're looking for, look based on posts, not topics, and then sort the results by date (most recent should be on top). IF YOU HAVE A TARTE AQUALILLIES PALETTE (NIB) PLEASE PM ME, THANKS!!
Horray for calamityjane85!!!!!!!! Not only is she an awesome person, but she applies eyeshadow way better than me! Congrats to her and for setting up the rouge system too! Heres to many more hearts calamity!
Have a collection of extra items that you won't use but others might be interested in? Find a trade here! GUIDELINES Please list what you have available, list the condition, add a photo if you can, and what you are interested in for trade. May want to mention your location, such as U.S. When something you have to offer is no longer available OR when you have found something you were looking for, please go back and edit your post. There is a convenient cross through text option. If you list items, please use discretion with who you enter into trades with. If it's someone who's relatively new here maybe have them send to you first. Maybe set yourself up some guidelines in your post (they have to be VIB, have 100 posts etc...) about to whom you'll send to first/at the same time and anyone who doesn't meet those needs to send to you before you'll send your stuff out. (Tips thanks to Kalex.) Please consider using the Private Messages system on Beauty Talk to help ensure someone knows you are trying to contact them. The listings move to back pages and it's not always easy to keep track. You can set up to receive an email when you get a PM in your preferences. You can also access your messages by looking under your profile on the left side of the main Beauty Talk page under your avatar and clicking on the envelope. SUCCESSFUL TRADE EXPERIENCES? Consider providing your feedback on successful trades on this thread here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387 Summary list of successful traders here! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/LIST-of- the-Successful-Traders-or-TB/td-p/1071289 SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING? There is a way of searching that isn't perfect but sometimes it works - go to advanced search (click on the search magnifying glass and it shows a link to advanced search). Put it in the exact phrase you're looking for, look based on posts, not topics, and then sort the results by date (most recent should be on top). Like I said, it doesn't always work, and if someone lists Hour Glass Ambient Lighting Palette instead of Hourglass, or they happen to spell palette wrong, it may not come up. But I've gone back and found a few things anyway. PLEASE START CONTRIBUTING ON THE NEW THREAD, FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK. THANKS! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Product- Trade-Thread-01-2014-TWO/td-p/1021537
Get ready, Kat Von D is back on BeautyTalk! Our favorite tattoo artist and makeup guru will be taking your questions live today from 12-1 pm PST. Personally, I'm super excited to see what she says about her new Butterfly palettes.
As usual for my BTers who can't make it at noon, I just opened the chat so you can get your questions in early.
So go ask Kat a question!> http://seph.me/1h82PIF
(Make sure you follow the link above to get to the thread to post your question. If you ask your question in the comments section of this blog post Kat won't see it. ).
Easter weekend calls for seriously cute nails, but as my art skills are limited (I can't draw a bunny to save my life), I used Butter London Poole and Keen to create a simple pastel dotticure. I'm loving the color combination though, what do you think?
What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend (and what are your Easter plans)? Show and Tell!
Happy Thursday BT babes! Since "throwback thursday" is such a huge trend, I thought it would be fun to do a "love it or leave it" throwback. Share your fav makeup trend throughout the years... and the one you are SOOOO glad faded away. Enjoy!
Love, love, LOVE it - Classic 50s inspired makeup. That perfect winged liner & a well defined lip. It transcends the decades & really will never go out of style
The 80s. Its fun to reminisce, but I don't think I'd ever be able to pull of the the bights colors, heavy liner, major shadow... just not me!
Cant wait to see what some of your #TBT posts!!
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)