So earlier today I bought a new Clinique CC cream on the website because they were giving away 3 minis and I thought, what the heck, I can always use more CC cream! And I've been dying to try the Black Honey lipstick. BUT JUST NOW I noticed Lord and Taylor is doing a big GWP with a $30 purchase and I was like nooooooo I could have just bought it from them instead! So I filled up my little cart with about $45 worth of stuff and then went to check out and...THEY WANTED TO CHARGE ME $7.95 FOR SHIPPING. The outrage! The humanity! I could kind of justify spending $45 to get a bunch of stuff I don't really need but somehow when it came to $52.95 I found myself backing away. I think it was the paying for shipping that got me off the ledge - I just can't do it any more. Most companies have some sort of free shipping threshold and I always try to reach it, but Lord and Taylor's shipping costs actually increase with the MORE you spend. I ended up saying to myself, "I don't reallllllly need any of this stuff. Even if that free lipstick in the gwp is really nice looking. And the case is totes cute. But I don't need it!" At least not enough to pay $8 to ship. Unfortunately (or fortunately) there aren't any stores near me so I can't run down there and buy it either. Do you remember the last time you actually paid for shipping for cosmetics? Does it bother you the way it irrationally bugs me?
im pretty happy I had to share my lips real quick.. well I've have pretty chapped lips. The slightest saliva for example a simple kiss from my boyfriend can cause my lips to get irritated and dry. I feel mean because I refuse his kisses sometimes because of this issue hahaa. But! I have seen improvement the past 3days! I've been drinking as I can take haha. I always have a 1bottle at hand When rushing around. And my SPF Chapstick morning and night water really help the most. It was my fault the most for not drinking enough water. I still feel a little dry in the inner part of my lip but I exfoliate and apply chap stick a little. side note: I had my eye brows threaded and the lady mis understood me. I wanted my eyebrows with no arch added because my brows look arched by them self and I wanted a more softer look. She made the look arched and took a lot of hair from under my brow ugh. What can a gal do to soften my brows? I feel sharp and mean haha.. I love soft curved brows but don't know how to achieve them.
As 2013 comes to a close, I'm looking at the 20 pounds I've gained since moving to the big city, and I'm not happy about it. Since I'm also getting my tonsils out on Monday, and my darling boyfriend is giving me a juicer for Christmas, I need some recipes! Are there any you love/swear by? One of the clients at the salon I work at mentioned getting your tonsils out can be a decent way to lose weight, mostly because you can't eat anything! (I'm not getting the surgery for weight loss, I had antibiotic resistant strep complete with abscesses so they HAVE to come out.) Also, any suggestions for a 2 week couch surfing adventure?
I just saw Frozen and it was great! I wish Sephora would sell palettes for Elsa and Anna! Elsa's song "Let it go" was probably the best song of the movie along with her building her awesome ice castle. I found the whole clip with the animation on Youtube and I keep replaying it. Also if you go to see it there's a clip after the credits of Marshmallow. The next Disney Princess movie looks like it will be Moana a Polynesian but it won't be out until 2018. The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology They did release a picture of concept art and I read it will be computer generated like Frozen and Tangled.
I have no problem speaking my mind in public or to strangers, but for the life of me cannot bring myself to tell someone they have bad breath or are wearing too much perfume. Would you tell someone that they are wearing too much perfume or cologne? A friend, family member, coworker or stranger? Have you done it and what was their reaction?
I thought it would be fun for us to give shout outs to people who enabled us to buy products we ended up loving! Sadly, I'm sure I can't even remember all the ways I have been enabled on this board this year. Maybe these can be a few last minute gift ideas, ways to spend gifts cards you might receive during the holidays, or even a few ideas for your first purchases of 2014! I would also like to thank everyone for always keeping the board updated with sales and amazing GWPs! Those have been enabling too! And of course Missie772 and rikkie have been super enabling with their amazing perks and promos! Here are a few of mine: Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Showstopper Enabled by garnett This really is a true red. Applies so nicely and has just the right amount of shine! http://www.sephora.com/lovemarc-lip-gel-P379423?sk uId=1548379 Cargo Blush in Tonga Enabled by poshified Lovely neutral blush that goes with any lip color. Great for those who love bold lips! Purchased at beauty dot com CND Sticky Base Coat Enabled by lylysa Technically, I asked for a recommendation, but I LOVE this base coat. AND it is 3 free! Purchased at Ulta
Ok so here I have the latest palettes I've gotten and I thought they all looked similar and maybe some of you might be trying to decide which one to get or compare the colors. The ones I have here are: Laura Mercier Naked 3 TooFaced Chocolate Bar Lorac Pro Here they are in natural light: and here I flipped the camera and added flash.... The two that looked the most alike are the Chocolate bar and the lorac pro (sorry I didnt mean to chop off the names of the lorac bottom shades) If you want swatches of some of the colors I will do some. These two are crazy close....
After reading about the really lousy service offered by Benefit, I thought you might like to hear a good story. I ordered the LORAC Ravish Little Lace Palette when Hautelook had it on sale and was offering free shipping. It arrived today and two of the shadows were crushed. (I won't complain about Sephora boxes and the paper that they used. This was in a plastic mailing envelope with bubble wrap not around it tightly (and thus not around it when it arrived.) I called and the person I talked to immediately credited my credit card for the amount of the purchase (since it certainly cannot be replaced now) and gave me a $10 account credit for my trouble -- for an $8 item. In addition I don't need to worry about returning the item. (So, has anyone ever managed to reconstitute/salvage cracked shadow in a palette?) Of course I'd have rather had the item intact, but I am very glad to have the issue on a "no returns" item resolved so quickly.
It may be a little bit early but I am already thinking about my resolutions for the New Year. Wondering if others are doing the same? Here are a few of my top resolutions: In 2013 I obtained a lot of makeup and learned application. For 2014, I want to work out and eat better so my insides are as beautiful as I try to make my face and hair. I am going to work a bit more on staying on budget. I can get lured in pretty quickly by sales and limited edition items. That will still be fine in 2014 but I will have an amount I have per month I can do that with. I want to "pay it forward" more, and just practice more random acts of kindness. I am surrounded by wonderful people in my life and I love my friends here on BT - I feel very lucky and want to share, even in small ways, with others. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!
Wow. Who knew I would be so close before the ending of this year. I think it's mainly due to all the xmas gifts I bought from Sephora. I know everyone has been having mixed feelings about Rouge but I'm excited to reach this level because I enjoy shopping at Sephora so much. I think it's time for me to go out and buy the Naked 3! I'm just glad I didn't force myself to buy things I didn't need to finally reach Rouge. How did you feel when you hit Rouge? Or how far are you from it if you haven't hit it yet?
How long did it take you to get your first subscribers? And how do you promote your blog to attract new subscribers? I just started my blog a week ago and I know it will take a long time to develop a following, but I am just curious about anyone else's experiences regarding beauty blogging. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Since we all had so much fun doing wedding themes I’ve decided to take the liberty in creating a board.
If you’re married, what was your wedding theme?
If you’re engaged what are you planning on doing for your wedding theme?
And if you’re still looking for the perfect significant other to go with your dream wedding theme what is it?
For me, I’ve always wanted something kind of whimsical. I LOVE the idea of renting out an old theatre for a classic old Hollywood-esque themed wedding or doing a carnival themed event haha.
For the old theatre theme I’d probably want to hang movie posters up featuring my SO and I. We could have a red carpet (don’t think I’d wanna do the whole cheesy paparazzi thing) though.
Most people look at me like I’m a nut when I tell them about that, but when I say ‘think Water for Elephants’ they quickly catch my drift.
For a carnival wedding I’d want fun foods like sliders, a French fry bar (with different dipping sauces like aioli, chipotle, etc), cotton candy martinis. I’d also want to hang upside down parasols around or do oversized paper lanterns.
I just realized that, after two weeks of finals, numerous doctor visits, running errands, preparing for Christmas, my 6 year old never sleeping past 2a.m. and all my regular "wifely duties" I'm thoroughly exhausted! I think after accomplishing all this, I should treat myself to a visit to Sephora (when I go to the "big city" to see yet another doctor!) hmmmm....what shall I treat myself with??? And more importantly...what shall I treat my husband with for putting up with me through this????
YAY! May I present, another SUPER heart party for the thousanders who have contributed SO much here and haven't had their heart parties yet! Here's a fashionably late party for all you wonderful ladies. Congradulations to Titian06 for 1000+ hearts! I definitely remember seeing your helpful advice around but didn't realize you are not on my friends list yet but I'm adding you here now/anyways. Cheers for the first 1000 hearts! Congradulations to CrayzeeRN for 2000+ hearts! And for always bringing a little sprinkle of cheerfulness to all the posts you make. =D Congradulations to Drrragon for 3000+ hearts! And for the random chats about nerdy stuff. Always good to see a chic nerd around, and *high five* for becoming a fellow new meteorites owner. =P Congradulations to Nebel for 3000+ hearts! And for always being so cool/collected amidst heated discussions. Whenever I see your name I have an image of yoga and "Ommmm..." in my head despite the "exasperated" dog avatar. Congradulations to Dannyc for 4000+ hearts! My fellow skincare addict who started THE first traveling Sephora box on BT and started my mini-lipstick obsession by passing me the mini Bite rouge lippie. =O Cheers to many more helpful/fun posts to come! () () (^.^) ~Happy holidays! (v v)o
Thought I would try my hand at questions this time. Here goes... 1. Do you celebrate Christmas or some other gift-giving holiday this time of year? 2. Have you purchased anything from Sephora to give as a gift? If so, what? 3. Share one good thing that's brightened your day today (it's OK to say nothing if you've had a particularly crappy day). 4. What's your favorite mascara? 5. What is your ideal career? 6. Do you have any siblings (half siblings count)? If so, do you get along with them? 7. Share one of your favorite holiday traditions (if you have any). Here are mine: 1. I celebrate Christmas. 2. Not so far... 3. A text conversation I just had with my mother in walkie talkie lingo, where we addressed each other as "[work name] slave." 4. Right now I'm digging Sephora's Full Action mascara but I can be swayed. 5. Recording artist (preferably with my band) 6. I have a sister that I mostly get along with, even though she's my polar opposite in almost every sense. 7. One of my favorite things to do is go for a walk with my entire family on Christmas night to a particular street where everyone owns a huge house and the Christmas lights/displays/décor is insane. One house is so completely covered in lights it's dizzying to look at. Ok, enough of me. Let's hear about you!
Hi there, I have two days left (they hold your spot for 72 hours) to subscribe for Birchbox, if I want to. The thing is, I don't know if I want to or not! I know it's just $10 a month, but is it worth it? A few months of Birchbox could, after all, buy me something I'm sure to like...so I'm torn. Any advice would be much appreciated, especially from those of you who subscribe or have in the past. Thanks! PS After reading some previous posts similar to mine, I'm leaning towards no...
Where you finally know what you want? (even if it's somewhat vague) I had one of those today. I know that I want: to go to school (i turned 26 in the fall but better late then never) a truck ( yeah, i'm 5"3 but whatever ) to fix my credit and get a credit card again to learn how to skate well to learn how to play the violin to stick to a healthy way of eating (so those extra pounds with come off) a new fashionable wardrobe (in a smaller size ^) and more make up What do you want? (It can be anything )
BT isn't allowing me to reply to comments people have made- when I click it says "this action is not allowed" or something there along those lines. Does anyone know why or what I can do to fix it? Please help! Thanks in advance!
I just wanted to wish everyone here on BT who is a student--at any stage in their academic career--a big GOOD LUCK on finals, and Happy Holidays to you and yours My boyfriend reminded me earlier today: 50 minutes of studying, 10 minutes of break, and repeat. That's the best ratio, apparently. My ten minute break is just about up, so, back to studying I go! Hugs to all of you and don't forget to eat before your tests! <3
I saw this on Benefit's facebook page along with a funny comment and figured we could have some fun over here. Change the lyrics to something beauty related. Oh, the holidays are so stressful, Sephora's perks are so delightful, My credit card I will repay, Order away! Order away! Order away! I definitely won't be stopping, I'll shop until I'm dropping. Is that eye shadow in silver gray? Order away! Order away! Order away!
I placed a flash shipping order ($31 total) over 20 hours ago. Usually it ships in under 6. Not sure if I should be mindful when placing additional orders for Christmas. I travel for the holidays so I usually get the gifts a few days beforehand so I can wrap and pack them up. This is not a complaint, just inquiring so I can plan my holiday shopping accordingly.
-RESOLVED- So I have this car that WAS in prestine condition.....until I got into a car crash that renders it undrivable because the hit bent everything in one of the wheel area. The price of repair is half what I paid for the car (despite the fact it's only 20-30% damaged), and it's undrivable so I don't think I can sell it as it is now. So now, I'm not sure what to do with it. Anyone have any experience with broken/crashed car? ps. Sorry to be really really off-topic, but I'm not sure where to ask. T.T
Hi girls (and boys? do we actually have boys here?)! This is my week of finals. I have 2 today, 2 tomorrow and one on Sat. I'm scared like hell and feel like I'm not ready at all! I just want to wish good luck everyone who still have some papers/tests left for this semester! We can do it! *Maybe reward by going to Sephora next week?*
'Tis the season of engagements. That, plus kellsmuneoka's thread about Ridiculous Prices and IllegallyBlonde's Engagement Rings thread, made me start wondering about wedding dresses. If you're married, what was your dress like? If not, what is your dream dress? How much are you willing to spend? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Although I'm engaged, I haven't even started looking for a dress because we won't start planning the wedding until my fiance moves up here...but that should be happening soon! My research has now begun by watching marathons of Say Yes to the Dress lol. Anyway, rant and rave away!
At work this morning all the employees are passing around this envelope so one of them can go drive 2 hours away to purchase lotto tickets (mega millions). I think I was the only one that didn't put any money in it. Personally, I wouldn't want to win the lottery. Too much greed and spoiled lives, not to mention the bickering between family and friends. That's ok I'll pass and live contently not having to worry which charity or people I would give away my winnings to. Talk about a stress factor, then again you could have a lifetime supply of Sephora products! Do you think having a business doing the "lotto run" together is a nay or a yay? What about yourself, do you buy tickets or are you oppose to it?