The Lounge
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Hauls
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?  
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Beauty Confessions
Hope everyone has a wonderful day with their family, friends and loved ones.   And for those who may not celebrate Easter, I wish you a super Sunday as well.
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What product would you want to find inside of your Easter eggs?  
Aprilhaul
Hauls
  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  
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Beauty Confessions
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!
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Sephora Show & Tell
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! 
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Beauty Confessions
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.
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Beauty Confessions
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.  
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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!
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  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
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congrats on over 2500!! here's to that many more! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! WE you!!
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Beauty Confessions
So I know a lot of us order from Sephora quite frequently, and the boxes are clearly marked with "Sephora" on them.   I get several packages a week on average, and today I got two.  That also doesn't include any other packages I receive from Ulta, Beauty, etc.  I'm sure my post office can sort my mail without looking at the name or address just by looking at the boxes!    Anyone else feel this way?
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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.
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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!    
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Happy Easter everyone!   If you have any Easter stuff up or decorate any eggs post here! I have a few to add myself  
Beauty Confessions
Does anybody else look at makeup not only as a hobby, but as a distraction? I find it as an escape sometimes. I'm in a long distance relationship, go to school, and work full time. Makeup is a way for me to numb and distract myself. Anyone else feel this way about makeup? 
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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!
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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!!  
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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
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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 21. laurennnlove 22. 1cros3nail4givn 23. pipsqueek1582   Happy Swapping to all! 
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The Swatch Board
On Fair Skin from one (first on left) to twelve (last one):     Feel free to post your swatches below!   Looking for the lipsticks? Click the link below: http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/B ite-s-Deconstructed-Rose-Lipstick-Swatches/td-p/13 ...
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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.
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does everyone else enjoy browsing through the beauty board? I love seeing all the different people out there...all the many ways of doing makeup and hair! It is so fascinating seeing the variety of women--the face shapes, hairstyles, makeup applications. I especially love the ones who are smiling and happy! Enough duck lips and trying to look so seductive. Isn't it fun getting a glimpse at real people and what they wear? The only thing I have noticed is that whenever I try to click on the products or the photos, I get booted off the site. Has anyone else had this happen?   
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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)
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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     Leave it: 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!!   xo, Mia
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So I ordered a hair mask and several lipsticks from ulta, and I just got the package....like this. What the F***? This would NEVER happen with sephora! I am so disgusted and pissed off. This is so unacceptable.   
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As I was about to press "confirm" on a purchase of new blush on It Cosmetics, I realized that I have absolutely no need for yet another blush and decided that I need a makeup purchasing diet. Maybe it would be fun to go on this diet with some others (hint, hint).    Who wants to shop our own collection for the next 30 days to see what new stuff we can create without buying anything? Maybe we can even post some pics.    anyone brave enough?  
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Come one and all to congratulate the extra sweet, super helpful, and all around amazing PoesRevy!!!!    
Beauty Confessions
Ahhhhhh!  I have just been going nuts with the makeup purchases since January! I have literally been buying up stuff as I see and want it!  I read a suggest that to cut back a bit I should go through a No-buy period unless it's a necessity.  How long should a no-buy be? I was thinking a month but am scared a palette will come out I really want, lol. I'm a bit weak. i think I need a little support with this one!  This isn't going to include the palettes I have coming in the mail. I just am not allowed to make anymore purchases starting today for ??????.  
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Hauls
Hi ladies and gents,   In keeping with the haul tradition, I thought I'd go ahead and start one for March! I can't WAIT to see all your fun and colorful goodies for the upcoming Spring season .   This post is welcome to all, and as lilahtov said, a haul is a haul no matter how small .