I'm planning a trip to Asia in December and will be in Japan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and China (Beijing only). I'll have the most free time in Beijing and am dying to see what pretties China has to offer! I don't speak Mandarin, and most of the Chinese sites are blocked (even the Chinese Sephora site!!!), so I'm struggling to come up with a game plan. Does anyone have any Beijing beauty shopping advice? P.S. If anyone knows where to get a killer blowout in Beijing, you'd be my hero
It's Thanksgiving for us Canadians! I had my Thanksgiving dinner yestarday and omg, was it ever delicious!!! I'm super thankful for my family (both blood related and non), my awesome reptiles, my boyfriend, a roof over my head and an abundance of food. As well as finally figuring out what I want to go to school for! My favourite food items from Thanksgiving is the turkey, gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie! What are you thankful for? And what are your favourite things from Thanksgiving dinner? Happy Thanksgiving Canada!
What a talent and what a broad. She had such an amazing voice and paid awesome tribute to those who laid the roots for all kinds of music genres.. And had an understanding of what was going on in the world that not many had at the time. Even though she was from Texas, she made San Francisco her home and whenever you think of the Summer of '69 and the Monterey Pop Festival, she's one of the first that comes to people's minds. Her influences are my influences and she paid tribute to one of my favorites by providing Bessie Smith a headstone for her final resting place. What a thankless honor to place a marking on a woman's grave that had been dead for 33 years and so sad that Janis Joplin died two months after. Janis Joplin and Bessie Smith will never stop singing. Rest in peace.
I am a sad makeup junkie; there is no place in my apartment for even a tiny vanity table. (Except the living room, and for some reason my husband doesn't think the living room should be covered in eyeshadow pots unless he also gets to leave computer parts all over it.) So my entire stash is in travel bags and cases. I'd love to get some more organizing ideas and give my OCD an excuse to play with the makeup. I just bought a sort of train case thing - it's like a soft-sided large train case - for my big main stash, and then there's the 'everyday' bag, the 'emergency glamour' aka 'party started five minutes ago do something fast' bag, and the 'summer travel' bag where I keep those weird colors I only wear in summer and the weird products I only wear when it's hot. (I live in nice cold climate, but people keep getting married in July in super hot humid weather places, so I keep a stash of sunscreen-proof no-melt summer colors in a travel bag). And then there's the hair elastics I use to keep eyeliner pencils in bundles, things like that. That's helpful to me in the smaller bags especially. I don't know how people can cope with a whole face worth of stuff just tossed in randomly in one big compartment! In my old bag, I had things in clear plastic zipper bags - nothing fancy, just sandwich bag things - by category and then by color, so all the eye colors were on the left, and I could grab one bag for 'green' or whatever. I've partly weaned myself off the bags now that I have the new train case thing. I should mention that while I'm not a MUA I do a little makeup help for friends, and I also go to a lot of 'fan' science fiction conventions and hang out with people who make massive costumes. So while most of my stash is 'regular' makeup, there's a fair chunk of stage makeup, Ben Nye, and crazy color stuff in there too in case I need to do makeup for a friend's costume. So while I do kinda covet those MUA rolling-suitcase built-in lighted-vanity cases, I don't *think* I'm quite at that stage yet! (Although it would solve that lack of a vanity problem!) What do the travelling people do to keep their stashes organized? How do you sort things? It's probably just my OCD acting up a little, but I feel like I've missed something super obvious about how to sort out makeup when it isn't all over your vanity table.
This is on GlamGlow's FB and twitter. Wouldn't let me post links here, GLAMGLOW is running a promo to celebrate the founder's birthday! I thought is was a pretty amazing offer and grabbed it yesterday! For the first 400 US customers both promo codes are still available. A FULL SIZE BRIGHTMUD with POWERMUD purchase! Promo is BRIGHTPOWER. Or $59 off POWERMUD PRO (extra large powermud only available through glamglow), thought I would let everyone know! Both promos are still available!
Canadian shoppers! Remember how annoying it was when we found out that Sephora is no longer on the Canadian ebates site? It's back now! 4% cash back Enjoy!! Kinda sucks that it took them this long to have it back since I bought $300+ purchase over the last month, and could really do with the 4-8% cash back! Well at least it's back now
I've always use online batch code website to check manufacture dates for my skincare/makeup products but today I called Clinique about a serum and they told me that that's not how their system works. For example, I have a serum with the batch code B81 and it comes out as a manufacture date of August 2011. However, Clinique customer service called the supply line and said the item still has a shelf life of two years left. If you're knowledgeable on this topic, please let me know your thoughts
My SIL is a nanny for the director of a local spa and she just unloaded a ton of product and samples on her. She was awesome enough to split the haul and just brought me a goodie bag! Looks like I'll be having some fun!
I always thought I did an okay job matching my foundation shades- weather in a drugstore or in a sephora. I would always swatch on my jawline and pick which one I thought matched the best. Last week, for the first time, I had the Color IQ done at a Sephora near me and holy crap I will never ever try to match my foundation on my own again. The Color IQ match really did make a huuuge difference. My face looked flawless after the right color and foundation was applied. Once my lovely tan fades (unfortunately) I will be back (albeit paler) to get my new color IQ!
I'm taking a trip to Italy with a friend and I had a couple of things I wanted to ask about. First, any suggestions about shopping for beauty products?? Definitely Italian brands, but also other brands that aren't easily found in the U.S. (ex: Inglot, Yves Rocher are already on my list)...and I'm definitely up for trying low and high end brands! Also, any specific stores to check out? And if so, what types of products do they carry? For example, I've been trying to do some research on drugstore equivalents there, b/c I don't think it works the same way, having Walgreens/CVS type stores where they sell everything from candy and medicine to makeup and school supplies. Does one just go to the grocery store to find low end makeup? Are there specific chains you'd recommend? I feel like I should know this, I've been to Europe multiple times...just never thought to do any cosmetics shopping! :-/ Also: My friend who's coming with me has a b-day coming up, so her gift is going to be Italy/travel themed! (complete with red, white and green tissue/gift wrap, and a box of pasta ) And part of the gift is a cosmetics bag full of travel-sized toiletries. So far, I've put in shampoo, conditioner, face wash, face towelettes, body wash. Any suggestions for additional products? I can squeeze in one or two more minis in there, and I feel like I'm forgetting some other beauty essentials.... (well, there's a razor, but um..I don't feel comfortable gifting that, lol) I'm also getting her an NYX Love in Florence eye shadow palette, but I don't want to include any other makeup beyond that -- she's not much of a makeup wearer. Suggestions? Ideas? Grazie!
It's Live Chat day BeautyTalk! Today we're chatting with Mischa G., a Bb. stylist with all kinds of awesome professional hair advice to give. The chat starts at 12 pm PST, but as usual I'm opening it up early for BT'ers to get their questions in.
So go here to ask a question!> http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Ch at-Live-with-Bumble-and-bumble/m-p/1560142
(Make sure follow the link above to get to the live chat thread. If you post your question here Mischa won't see it!)
I've been on a massive Dolce spree lately... I tried their lipsticks and lip glosses and I'm in love! I also did my normal Kat Von D hoarding as well this month with all the new lippies. So much so, that I haven't yet did my normal Nars round up. Is there a particular brand that you have been snatching up lately anytime you have a couple of bucks in your pocket? What is the brand and how much do you think you spent on your brand addiction? And what do you love about it?
I'm sooooo excited! I just bought Bobbi Brown's Beauty Manual in Barnes and Noble the other day and loved it. I just happened to take a peek at her actual website and saw that she's got a team of makeup artists that hold workshops. I was thinking...how am I getting to CA or NY for these?!?!? Then I found out it's right at the Bobbi Brown Studio in my State! (NJ) I didn't know this place existed. Just so happens that the Basic Beauty workshop is being help next Friday from 4-8pm. It's $200 ($100 redeemable in product) If any of you are from NJ and have the $, maybe you should come with!! I'm overly excited about this ;-) Happy Monday <3
I'm loving the concept of using empty Diptyque candle jars for beauty storage -- they look so pretty and classic. However, i'm not really feeling like dropping $30 a candle to do this. Additionally I haven't had great luck with eBay since they are few listings for empty jars. Any recommendations for other places to look online?
It's called : Lord & Berry Kajal Stick - Oriental Black IT LOOK'S REALLY, REALLY NEAT & EASY ( & FAST ) TO USE & I HAVE BEEN EYEBALLING THIS LINE (MAINLY THE LIP PROD'S CAUGHT MY EYE) FOR A HOT MINUTE THEN I SAW THIS & SO WANT IT! DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE W/ THIS LINER &/ OR LINE? I COULD HAVE SWORE I SAW A LINER SHAPED IN A CONE LIKE THIS BY EITHER LAURA M. OR ARDENCY INN BUT I'M NOT TOO SURE/ CAN'T REMEMBER! THANKS!
It's live chat day on BeautyTalk!
YOU GUYS. I am so excited about today's live skincare chat. Today we have not one, but TWO phenomenal skincare experts, Ole Henriksen and Kate Somerville, taking your questions exclusively on BeautyTalk.. As a devoted user of both skincare lines, I'm super juiced to see your questions and read their great advice.
As usual, I'm opening the chat for BT early so you guys can get your questions in now, in case you can't make it at noon.
So go ask your question! GO HERE> http://seph.me/1q5iRst
(Make sure you click the link above and post your question in the live chat thread. If you post if here they won't see it!)
I want to share this offer to all, Cate&chloe jewelry montly box which i generally $40, is just $15.20 in livingsocial. I like the offer as one get $200+ worth jewelry just for $15. In living social it is for $19, but use this coupon code summerstart, it will become $15.20. Check it out asap, i got 3, so than i can buy 3, 1 month boxes one after another.
Hey guys! Hope your having a fab summer! So as some of you may know, i had a "BC & Beauty" post of which was periodically updated. it was recently taken down because a couple of people took the conversation into an inappropriate direction.I dont mind starting a new thread if we can keep our comments PG, clean, concise and less messy. comment and let me know...Should i conduct a Part II? Thanks loves <3.
Hey, FYI I just got an email from Ulta--today online starts 2x points (3x for platinum members) and they have the new Lorac Pro 2 Palette! some other good deals--Free shipping on the entire order with any Bare Minerals purchase, as well as GWP... Happy Sunday enabling!!
I just checked my email,and I got an email today from SMASHBOX that you can sign up and for every 500 pts earned , you will receive a $10.00 gift card to use on the site. They are also close to ending the 25% off plus free shipping, today until it ends, they are including a silver make up bag with a mascara, you can go to the website and get the code to type In for the Free Mascara and bag. I have not shopped at SMASHBOX for quite awhile, but I still get their daily emails and PROMO EMAILS ( promos for all customers ).
Hi everyone! I just put in an order to E.L.F. because they have an amazing deal today- FREE SHIPPING! Any time I see those words together, I do a happy dance and place an order, pronto. ;D So, to get free shipping, just spend $13 or more, and use the code HAPPYFRIDAY13. Enjoy!
I just checked my E-Mail, and I got this from SMASHBOX - They sent me a PROMO CODE for all friends and family ( heck,even people who you don't know well ) FOR 25 % OFF any order of $50.00 or more PLUS FREE SHIPPING and , supposedly, LARGE size SAMPLES with EVERY PURCHASE with this special. ! The PROMO CODE is : SBXFF25 I Just Thought I would shre with all the Ladies ,Gentlemen,and SMASHBOX Fans!
Happy WNW BeautyTalk! Today our product writer Kris is back to share his picks for Father's Day.
"Father’s Day is fast approaching and we all know how hard it is to shop for that guy! Here are a few great new items any dad would be proud to get, so break the tie-giving tradition and surprise him with something luxurious and fun that he’ll actually use. It’s just your way of saying, “Thanks, dad!”'
FOREO LUNA™ For Men
"This high-tech cleansing tool is made especially for men. It features two settings to cleanse and fight the signs of aging. The deep cleansing pulses leave skin smoother and softer, reducing the chances of razor burn and making dad’s face feel more awake and alive. The lower-frequency antiaging pulses stimulate the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and who wouldn't want that?"
Acqua Di Parma Collezione Barbiere After Shave Balm
"This balm is the bomb! It’s lightweight and fast-absorbing to provide instant relief, plus its alcohol-free formula doesn’t sting going on. Gentle plant extracts help aid skin repair from shaving scrapes, and hyluronic acid provides moisturizing and antiaging benefits. Most importantly it feels great and is unscented, so it doesn't clash with dad’s favorite scent."
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Gift Set
"Speaking of scents, this gift set from Victor & Rolf features their most popular male fragrance. Bold and spicy, it’s perfect for the sporty dad. This set includes eau de toilette, shower gel, and aftershave balm to complete the experience. Surprise him with something a bit spicy. It might just be good for him."
Do you know what you're gifting your favorite fella(s) on June 15th? Show and Tell!