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SUMMER 2016 Releases!!!
way way way too early but since there's already a pic for Dior Summer that has been posted guess I'll put it here.
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Take 3)
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun! Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it. A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it. Thanks for sharing. Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure if something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting. Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal. If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, share it here. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Sephora-Sale s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
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HALL OF FAMER sn22 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm kinda late to the party but here's another SAKS 15% off. I think they are still valid today? Please comment when used   Edit: would have helped if i actually poste... see post
Coffee Talk
I've been chatting with some fellow coffee addicts over in the Random Thoughts thread but I thought maybe I should make a separate thread.  So let's discuss anything/everything about coffee!   I just got the Peet's Sumatra blend in the k cups and I really like it!  Need to make a note to try their Major Dickinsons Blend since it's so popular.
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HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh that's really pretty! I'm a little jealous :) see post
Chinese Zodiac
I am a Monkey, and it is the Year of the Monkey. I've been searching for any beauty products that represent the monkey but have not had much luck. Anyone know of any? I saw the thread about creating makeup looks for the zodiac signs, but I am specifically looking for beauty products that print the monkey in the packaging or powders.
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HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Please tell me your husband and you are both leos.....PLEASE!   My husband is also a Snake and I am also a Monkey. Wooohooo Monkey/Snake combo.....now lets throw a Leo... see post
Beauty Pet Peeves
What are your beauty pet peeves?   Here are a few of mine   When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh.   I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house.  Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all.  I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got.  I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol   Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh   So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
She was so proud of it! "It just needs a little bit of alcohol..."    To each their own I guess.  see post
What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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HALL OF FAMER MSena / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You make it seem like spring :D I adore Halo on you! Are you wearing Illamasqua on cheek?  see post
World;s Most Hilarious Airport Security Issue
So, recently (as in 2 days ago) I packed my liquid like a pro, but I still got pulled over for a complete carryon check (purse and suitcase.) The offenders? Rouge G lipsticks. Apparently too heavy, and have a menacing shape Seriously LOL, UP NOTE - got through after the agent realized the whole automatic mirror thing is brilliant, not threatening. In fact, she loved it so much, she showed everyone in the (small) airport  how genius it really is. Except for the part of triggering a potential international situation. LOL!!!!!   Anyway, what's your hilarious airport security holdup?
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow, I'm shocked she wasn't wearing gloves.   Her own fault. see post
RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY
Ok so I've been wanting to make this thread for a while. I've also been wanting to start a "random thoughts" thread...but I figured I'd separate the categories so that at least the "beauty" one is on the front page, rather than hidden in off topic. So, have a beauty-related thought but don't think it's worth starting a thread about ? Post it here !   today I got a facial at an extraordinarily nice spa. A real treat. And the results were immediate and truly great. But guys: she pulled out a clarisonic and a foamy cleanser for that first initial cleanse, and I nearly had a heart attack. Great for a lot of people but most of you know how I feel about those things !!!!!! Overall, as I said, it was great and my skin is happy. But sheesh.   _____________   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD HERE:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212   (have fun wasting even more time in the...) VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD !!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/td-p/1826210
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is the first one I've ever received from Nordstrom though but yeah I've received lots of these sorts of invites.  This one said it was a financial seminar, plus a m... see post
Where do you store your makeup?
I have little plastic, circular makeup rack type thing I bought from Walmart awhile back that I've been using to keep all my makeup in, but I've officially run out of room. I know some of you have vanities, but for those of you that don't, where do you keep your makeup? How do you organize it? I've seen some nice, big organizers online, but they seem way too expensive to me. I like having all my makeup in one place, and I hate the clutter of makeup sprawled across a bathroom counter or thrown in a drawer. Do you guys have any suggestions for a good storage system for an expanding makeup collection?
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My stuff is in the downstairs bathroom (the things I use most often) so I can play to my heart's content and keep an eye on my three year old daughter at the same time. ... see post
Let me see your makeup?! Instagram
My absolute favorite thing to do on Instagram is to scroll through makeup looks!! I would love to follow any of you who do that kind of thing! I always can use some inspiration!! I also put up pics so if you are interested my name is destinybobestiny ! Look forward to seeing all the cool looks!
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Barney's Love Yourself 2016 Spring GWP (Planning, Rumors, Dates, Etc.)
This is the place to plan, get excited, and compare notes on what we think about the Barney's 2016 Love Yourself gift bag/purchase event!   Updates 1/20/15: It looks like this year's bag will be early to mid March, with some presell starting now, and the buy in will be $200.  I haven't confirmed this directly, but this all seems to be the case.   Don't forget at least 2.5% Ebates on Barneys.com if you order the GWP bag online btw (if you need an Ebates referral code PM me!).   Here is last year's spring bag for reference:   and last year's Fall bag with the grooming/men's gift on the right as well (they sometimes have a 'men's' gift option that doesn't include color cosmetics).   Previous years this event has been Feb 10-13th (i.e. Valentine's Day "Love Yourself" time), but last year it was mid-March instead, surprise.  I don't have dates for this year yet or even rumors, but I will update (or you can post below) when we hear things.   In previous years the buy-in for this GWP has been $200-250.   I usually stock up on a few necessary staples to justify the price to myself (Kiehl's Creme de Corps body wash and body scrub I always need and Barney's carries them), and then a few luxury items to try as well, to get to the GWP minimum.   Here are previous threads that discuss and compare this GWP (previous years) that you might find helpful:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Saving-amp-Preparing-for-Barney-s-Mid-Feb-Awesome ...   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Barneys-vs-Space-NK-vs-Bluemercury-early-Septembe ...   So, join me in posting on this thread about our hopes, fears, comparisons to other GWP, and potential purchase lists (best products to buy at Barneys!? recommendations!?) below.   I know in the fall Blue Mercury and Space NK did similar GWP and similar times as the Fall Barney's big GWP bag, but I'm not sure if they do this in the Spring - so I'm not sure if there are major competing GWP to compare this time or not.  Interested in your feedback!    
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BEAUTY PRO luvgloss13 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
If you are returning the whole order and not getting anything else, I would. But if it is one small return you can keep the bag. Most of us spend over $200 anyway.    ... see post
Nicole's Wishing for Spring 2016 TSB Feb-April... AArdvark
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!     This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!   This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! 1. AnneMCC 2. Zpsid91 3. laynebr  4. blondesluv2shop 5. prettyinpa 6. TriesToBoClassy 7. shirleylinn88 8. buggirl 9. Jazachai 10. sdbeautyjunkie 11. Then back to Nicrohr!   I am leaving for a trip to Europe, so this TSB has to finish by the end of April latest, so the list won't be too long (maybe 10 spots at most, or less)!   LIST IS FULL!   Required spreadsheet for tracking items (update with your ins/outs):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing   Higher end products are the focus (Nordstrom, Barney's, NM, Sephora, etc.), other items are allowed too, esp if there is interest... see discussion below.   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you.   Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!). Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you. Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!).     See spreadsheet link for seed/box starting items!   Shipping will be $14-25 depending on box size (med or large, we will be using USPS Priority Mail with tracking ONLY), and whether you buy insurance - meh to that, I will link to previous discussion on insurance when I have a minute.  Hard to collect, esp on used products.     Two Twists: 1. I'd like to use a twist which was the idea of a previous lady in a previous box - we each include something we highly recommend in the box!   M y highly recommended product  is the Eradikate, I love sulphur products for my breakouts, and have gone through full bottles of this before - which I have gotten in a TSB! lol.   2.  Loves: Each of us will post a short intro about ourselves (one or two sentences) and then a list of products or types of things we love, that we might be looking for, or would love to see in the box (in case someone has them to share!).  I will post mine below as an example.     More Info/Guidelines/Tips/Links & How to use our Spreadsheet: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Yes!  I haven't forgotten this .   I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions:   Go to this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing   (You can take a look now!)   In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.     The part where you list your items is PURPLE.   The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE.   There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta).   That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!   Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only though, swatched and gently loved welcome.)   http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-Items-TSB/ m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650   and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them):   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/highlight ...   (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.). We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  Yes!  I haven't forgotten this . I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions: Go to this link:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lr eTep1zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sh aring (You can take a look now!) In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.   The part where you list your items is PURPLE. The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE. There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta). That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!  Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only though, swatched and gently loved welcome.) http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW- Items-TSB/m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650 and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them): http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB- Best-Practices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/hi ghlight/true#M59515 (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.).We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Sephora Sales Section- Get it Now!
If you see something awesome in the Sephora sales section, let us know. Sometimes items sell out quickly, so they get buried in other threads. Even if I check multiple times a day (and I sometimes do), you may check at a different time and find stock on items I missed (and vice versa). It seems like stock is often updated around 9am Pacific, but that is not always a given.   If you find something on sale not listed in the sales section, please list that here as well. Share your Easter Eggs with us. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I clicked through ebates on an order and changed my mind before placing. Almost two weeks later, I decided to order. Mrrebates had a better rate, so I only clicked throu... see post
Rainy Days
  Spoiler (Highlight to read)  For now, I put this image under a spoiler since I know it can be painful. Rest in peace, starman.   What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day?            
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Deals To Good to Pass Up Deal Sharers Traveling Box
*The waitlist is open. There are already 13 confirmed participants with 1 pending. Since we have a full roster, I will probably start this around mid to late February. I will post the box contents and the planned start date about a week before I ship to give everyone a chance to specify if the start date or contents require them to shuffle. Once everyone is comfortable in their spot, we will exchange addresses. Your official spot will be confirmed once I and the person in front of you has your address.   This box is open to deal lovers who regularly contribute to the Deals Too Good to Pass Up Thread . I know some people are faster at sharing deals, so even those who contribute to conversations (I love reading the conversations almost as much as the deals) without posting deals are eligible. It does not matter if you're relatively new to the boards or trades (I am not looking at hearts or posting history) as long as you're active in the thread.   None of the boxes I've seen look too similar to this one in that they're drug store exclusive (like the lovely dolceloure), genre specific, mostly high-end (like my friend Kateye7), deluxe exclusive, open to used items, etc. I'd like to consider this one a deal box. Regardless of how you came upon the deal (subscription box, kit, GWP, purchased it, etc) or what size it is (foil, deluxe, full-size, etc), it is ok as long as it is new.      Guidelines   Spoiler (Highlight to read) If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now.   Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will ship the box to Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. The first 10 spots in each round will be set aside for each country. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.    New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items.   Our primary spots are filled . They are understocked on items for women with darker skin tones, so if you can guarantee new, darker toned items (includes medium to dark ranges) and are a thread contributor, I will make a spot for you (up to 20 people).    All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible.  Only full-size items need a value placed on them when adding or removing to make sure anyone who removes them matches or exceeds their value. Deluxe samples and foils will not be valued unless the item is sold in deluxe/travel size like a Dual ended Bite Lipstick or 0.5oz GlamGlow, Exfolikate, etc. If the item is not sold in that size, trade it for a similar item.    While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day.   We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.    Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.    I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc.   There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins. Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item (unless it is foundation) or even 3 if the item is large.    If you decide to sign up, please request your spot and items you may be interested in trading for. We may have your items and may not include them unless we specifically see someone requesting them. If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now. Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will ship the box to Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. The first 10 spots in each round will be set aside for each country. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.  New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items. Our primary spots are filled. They are understocked on items for women with darker skin tones, so if you can guarantee new, darker toned items (includes medium to dark ranges) and are a thread contributor, I will make a spot for you (up to 20 people).  All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible. Only full-size items need a value placed on them when adding or removing to make sure anyone who removes them matches or exceeds their value. Deluxe samples and foils will not be valued unless the item is sold in deluxe/travel size like a Dual ended Bite Lipstick or 0.5oz GlamGlow, Exfolikate, etc. If the item is not sold in that size, trade it for a similar item.  While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day. We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.  Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.  I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc. There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins.Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item (unless it is foundation) or even 3 if the item is large.  If you decide to sign up, please request your spot and items you may be interested in trading for. We may have your items and may not include them unless we specifically see someone requesting them.     Participants   Spoiler (Highlight to read) *Number placement is tentative. Once I post the official start date and starting contents, I can move them around as needed. I just want to lay the framework now. Round One (US members only) 1. laketom 2. blondesluv2shop 3. EvilLemons 4. kateye7 5. treecup 6. Msena 7. ElleElleG 8. buggirl 9. weeeeweeeeeee 10. Moxipancakes 11. kelloua 12. PumpkinSparkles 13. nycmie 14.  petitesweetmom Round Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.   Waitlist Round One   Waitlist Round Two *Number placement is tentative. Once I post the official start date and starting contents, I can move them around as needed. I just want to lay the framework now.Round One (US members only)1. laketom2. blondesluv2shop3. EvilLemons4. kateye75. treecup6. Msena7. ElleElleG8. buggirl9. weeeeweeeeeee10. Moxipancakes11. kelloua12. PumpkinSparkles13. nycmie14. petitesweetmomRound Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round)1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10. Waitlist Round One Waitlist Round Two  
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think everything is fair game as long as nothing is too big. Although this is going to charity in the end, it will be going through at least 13 people first. Big thing... see post
Fabulous February Hauls
I didn't see a February Haul thread...and it is February.  So, since I'm up early I decided to start one.  Romance is in the air, so hauls for you or others count.  Can't wait to see what you have found and hauled!    
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Looking forward to your thoughts on these palettes, Ive only tried Natural Beauty, Soul of Summer, and JH favorites.  see post
Successful Trades or TSB Experiences!
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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HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm happy with my trade with Pek89   see post
Winter/Spring 2016 Releases!
I know it's early... like way early but I've seen a few items posted on different sites that have an early 2016 or spring release date.  Need a place to share this info   So let's share here whatever new product you come across
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HALL OF FAMER candyrivera / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Looks nice! I'm really loving the new products from them! see post
That thing no one wants to talk about: weight / love your body
I've just gotten home from a quick trip to the doctor, and even though it was just to get some meds for a sore throat, I was dreading it for the same reason I always dread going to the doctor: I have to be weighed.   As usual, the number wasn't one I like. I've struggled with losing and accepting my weight for years. It's like there's this voice in the back of my head that's always telling me how fat I am, and how I'll never find love in a body like this. You know, the typical thing.   I'm really bad at turning to friends and family for help in this area, mostly because I feel like they don't understand. (I mean, how could my friend who complains about too many boys wanting to date her understand what it's like to be fat and unlovable? How could my sister in law, who works out  for fun understand my lack of motivation?)   So, I thought, maybe a support thread would be a good idea for all of us, because I know I'm not alone in this. Use this for whatever you feel the need. Whether you're looking for support on your weight loss/gain journey or you just want to spread a little love. Feel free to share you stories, good or bad, and maybe we can all help each other be a little more accepting of ourselves.
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BEAUTY BOSS Paiigee / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
That makes sense. I may look into it some more, but it's a lot of money. I'm also bad at rationing. see post
Your Friendly Neighborhood TSB
US spots full. Canadian spots open to those on the good trades list.   Starts March 1st.    UPDATES: Finalized pictures and list of starting items are posted.  List of guidelines is now posted.   Guidelines: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte. Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box. Trade full sized items for full sized items. If a full size item you’d like to add is over 8oz or is bulky, share it with the group prior to your trades to gauge interest. If someone is interested in this item, it may be included. Consider keeping the box balanced. If there are a lot of skincare items, add items from a different category if you’re able to. Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks. If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group. Do not include duplicate items unless there is specific interest. Allowed in the box:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Mid to high end products (think brands sold at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, etc). Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags as long as they are clean Anything that is sealed (as long as it fits with the other guidelines) Skin care items in tubes & bottles. Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened Perfume and nail polish can be added if there is a specific interest in it only.  These items require extra padding and have a greater risk of breaking, so I'd love to keep them at a minimum. 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). Packaging & Shipping Spoiler (Highlight to read) All participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt. Package things carefully (bubble wrap or tissue paper if possible) and put things in labeled Ziploc bags. Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it Items that are more fragile (like perfume bottles) should be bubble wrapped individually Every item needs to be inside a plastic bag/Ziploc Calculating Values: Spoiler (Highlight to read) New items : full price Clearance items : full original price unless they are long-term residents of the clearance section (i.e. OCC lip tars in original packaging) Used 1x or swatched : 90% value (original price x 0.90) Lightly used : 80% value (original price x 0.80)  This applies when an item was used more than once but at least 90% of the product is remaining. Deluxe samples : calculate based off largest size available of said product. For example, if a deluxe sample is 0.5oz, and the full size is 2 oz and worth $60, then the deluxe sample is worth $15.    These must be new, untested, unswatched. Courtesies: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Don't put in anything unsanitary! (any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized.  Same thing goes for rollerballs. Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shipping Include close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc. No reserving items in the box for others and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participating Don't swatch items from the box - this is a hygienic precaution that we must take as a lot of people will be handling these items Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box Sanitizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water. Try not to put in LARGE full sized items, like large bottles over 8 oz. This box becomes very full, making it is harder for the person repacking and forces them to take something they may not want or use. Exceptions can be made if someone really wants the item Must post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback.  Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! (adapted from "TSB Best Practices For the BT Community".  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133#M59515) Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte.Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box.Trade full sized items for full sized items.If a full size item you’d like to add is over 8oz or is bulky, share it with the group prior to your trades to gauge interest. If someone is interested in this item, it may be included.Consider keeping the box balanced. If there are a lot of skincare items, add items from a different category if you’re able to.Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks.If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group.Do not include duplicate items unless there is specific interest.Allowed in the box: Mid to high end products (think brands sold at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, etc).Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags as long as they are cleanAnything that is sealed (as long as it fits with the other guidelines)Skin care items in tubes & bottles. Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopenedPerfume and nail polish can be added if there is a specific interest in it only.  These items require extra padding and have a greater risk of breaking, so I'd love to keep them at a minimum.Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything elseKeep non-beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc).Packaging & ShippingAll participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt.Package things carefully (bubble wrap or tissue paper if possible) and put things in labeled Ziploc bags. Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found itItems that are more fragile (like perfume bottles) should be bubble wrapped individuallyEvery item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ZiplocCalculating Values:New items: full priceClearance items: full original price unless they are long-term residents of the clearance section (i.e. OCC lip tars in original packaging)Used 1x or swatched: 90% value (original price x 0.90)Lightly used: 80% value (original price x 0.80) This applies when an item was used more than once but at least 90% of the product is remaining.Deluxe samples: calculate based off largest size available of said product. For example, if a deluxe sample is 0.5oz, and the full size is 2 oz and worth $60, then the deluxe sample is worth $15.   These must be new, untested, unswatched.Courtesies on't put in anything unsanitary! (any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized.  Same thing goes for rollerballs.Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shippingInclude close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc.No reserving items in the box for others and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participatingDon't swatch items from the box - this is a hygienic precaution that we must take as a lot of people will be handling these itemsSwatched/used items must be labeled as such.All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the boxSanitizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water.Try not to put in LARGE full sized items, like large bottles over 8 oz. This box becomes very full, making it is harder for the person repacking and forces them to take something they may not want or use. Exceptions can be made if someone really wants the itemMust post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback. Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!(adapted from "TSB Best Practices For the BT Community". http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup /TSB-Best-Practices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/20011 33#M59515)    Added a few more last minute items.   Spoiler (Highlight to read)   US: 1. spotspotcat 2. Onceuponatime45 3. Sprytely 4. lipstick4soul 5. buggirl 6. blondesluv2shop 7. kethry70 8. weeeeweeeeeee 9. TriesToBoClassy 10. gogreyhound 11. nishcakes   Canada njattana dioradict StyleLynn shopaholic15   Spots available for Canadians on the good trade list!  Order will be determined by mailing address; we can do one province at a time.
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HALL OF FAMER spotspotcat / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yippee! see post
Any ColourPop Fans Here?
Hi! I haven't seen a current thread about CP and was wondering if there were any fans here! I know its not High End, but the quality is great and I love my growing collection and would love to see anyone elses  
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BEAUTY PRO jeveux / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi!  If you haven't placed the order yet and you're willing to take on another person, I only want 1 item and can't justify shipping so I'd love to get in on this!  Let ... see post
TSB | Deluxe Samples and Foils Edition
    Do you have some deluxe samples and foils that you're not using? Sign up for this TSB (Traveling Sephora Box) and get new things that you'll actually use!      GENERAL RULES MUST be VIB with at least 200 hearts or someone from a previous TSB who can vouch for you (or positive feedback on another website). Open to US residents only (except Hawaii and Alaska).  This TSB is for deluxe samples, trial samples and foils ONLY. Full size products are NOT ALLOWED. ALL ITEMS MUST BE BRAND NEW! Put in equal to or more than you what take out. Monetary values aren't needed since these are sample sizes, but do take brands into consideration, i.e. don't take out Chanel samples and replace with tarte. WHAT TO INCLUDE & NOT TO INCLUDE Spoiler (Highlight to read) Do include deluxe samples, trial samples and foils. Do NOT include used items - this includes items that have been swatched. ALL ITEMS MUST BE BRAND NEW! Do not include duplicates unless they are high end or skincare. Members are encouraged to post their ISO list in the thread and duplicates for any of those items are allowed. Do include deluxe samples, trial samples and foils.Do NOT include used items - this includes items that have been swatched. ALL ITEMS MUST BE BRAND NEW!Do not include duplicates unless they are high end or skincare. Members are encouraged to post their ISO list in the thread and duplicates for any of those items are allowed. MAILING RULES Spoiler (Highlight to read) MUST be willing to ship everything in a First Class Large Flat Rate Box which costs $18.75 according to the USPS website. (Cheaper if you do it through PayPal - only $16.35) MUST be able to ship box out within 3 days of receiving. This will help us move faster and ensure everyone receives the box before the new year. If you cannot ship within 3 days, send the organizer a PM explaining why and include an estimated ship date. Post one photo of what you take out and list the products you are removing from the box. Post a separate photo of what you are putting in the box and list the products. Foils don't need to be listed unless you want to or if you're adding a foil someone specifically requested.  Before you seal and send the box, you MUST have at least 2 people approve it - one of whom MUST be the person you are sending the box to. Tracking #s are REQUIRED and should be included in the price of the Flat Rate box. When the final box is mailed back to me I will either donate the items to a local charity or use them to start another round - whatever the group decides. MUST be willing to ship everything in a First Class Large Flat Rate Box which costs $18.75 according to the USPS website. (Cheaper if you do it through PayPal - only $16.35)MUST be able to ship box out within 3 days of receiving. This will help us move faster and ensure everyone receives the box before the new year. If you cannot ship within 3 days, send the organizer a PM explaining why and include an estimated ship date.Post one photo of what you take out and list the products you are removing from the box. Post a separate photo of what you are putting in the box and list the products. Foils don't need to be listed unless you want to or if you're adding a foil someone specifically requested. Before you seal and send the box, you MUST have at least 2 people approve it - one of whom MUST be the person you are sending the box to.Tracking #s are REQUIRED and should be included in the price of the Flat Rate box.When the final box is mailed back to me I will either donate the items to a local charity or use them to start another round - whatever the group decides.   ROUND 2 PARTICIPANTS: 1. blondesluv2shop - 9405909699938190029823 2. dolceloure 3. laketom 4. bisoubisou 5. Sprytely 6. JazaChai 7. buggirl 8. MSena 9. kariyava 10. blondesluv2shop   Please PM your mailing address to the person in front of you!
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HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just want to confirm that I received the box, and will try to post my proposed trades tonight or tomorrow! see post
Beauty Gift Bag Enthusiasts- Information, Photos and Recommendations
Hey gift bag haulers-I know you are out there! If you are like me and feel compelled to purchase every department store and boutique gift bag event, this is the place to share your info, pictures, decisions, reviews and more. I just went for the Bergdorf Goodman Be Beautiful bag and will post my picture down below in a little bit. There are more of these GWP bags coming up and I would love to discuss your favorites, what the gifts bags have or will contain. I even have the idea that we could possible negotiate swaps between the gift bags and potentially go in to share a bag (split the gift and $250 purchase) for example..Lots to discuss!   Dates-please post any info that you get and I will try to update   Neiman Marcus Beauty Event February 11th 2016- gift with purchase, gifts and buy in TBA   Space NK- TBA I believe it is coming up in February   Barney's Gift bag- February/March (there is already a thread for this specific event, so just mentioning it)   Let's gift it up!!!
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BEAUTY PRO luvgloss13 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hey hun. I am so addicted. LOL   Hmm, I may split the bag with you. Haha. Barneys should have Blue Moon too, or getting it soon.   Did you like the Eve Lom? I have ... see post
The Canadian Peeps! Deals, News, Events & Whatever!
A place for the Canadian peeps to post deal, events, news and anything beauty related!   Previous thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/The-Cana dian-Peeps/m-p/814937#M43578   LINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN BT THREADS   What's new on the Canadian site today http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-Ne w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   Promo codes for Canadians http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-ACTIVE-CAN ADIAN-PROMO-CODES-LIST-1/td-p/2147005   Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Sephor a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604         FYI: Sephhora now has a Canadian FB account and a Canadian IG account!   ps wanna join some fun outside BT, PM me for details
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BEAUTY MAVEN Courtney1717 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
It is very expensive unfortunately. I ordered once I paid the $20 for shipping plus another $20 in fees when it got delivered through fedex. Plus with what our dollar is... see post
Back in stock holiday stuff
I get so lost in the longer threads...  Since some of the holiday stuff has gone out of stock (with indications that they will come back in stock) I figured I'd start a thread just for items that come back in stock. UD Spectrum, KVD La Vida Loca, YSL black red, Disney mirrors, D&G Sophia Loren, etc.  I'll post every few days so the thread doesn't disappear but if you see something back in stock please add it here!!!  Then, we won't all need to stock the individual items and threads.
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HALL OF FAMER PaletteAddict99 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
LOL Practically my whole loves list is OOS. Coming down off the Holiday Gift Set High...;) It seems that it is time for Sephora to get some exciting new stuff in. see post
VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS !
i have a secret love of watching vintage beauty ads, but i just came across these tutorials and i had to share. i can't get enough. i love how some advice is clearly very dated, and some is undeniably timeless !    1930s   1940s   1950s (i'm having trouble finding a proper 50s one)   1960s  
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As a kid I wanted a Topsy Tail so bad that my sister and I made me one out of a hanger!  Not the most comfortable thing but it worked!  Good find Jem. see post
COMING SOON: Products that don't have a release date
A thread to share information about upcoming products that don't have a release date yet.  
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BEAUTY BOSS WiRed78 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
There's more info about them in the Bite thread and I think they come out the end of this month or next month. see post
Living with Depression and/or Anxiety? Come on in, the door is open
I've been thinking about starting this thread for a while. Tonight while reading an unrelated thread, the topic of depression and anxiety came up once again. I wanted a safe space for others to talk about what's going on with them, how they're feeling, do they need some help? There seems to be a fair number of us here on BT that struggle with depression, I see it pop up frequently.    I personally suffer from chronic depression and anxiety disorder. I was diagnosed with depression in 2003. After a bajillion tests and convinced I had a brain tumor, I was told it was depression. I burst into tears. That was not the answer I wanted and I still didn't believe the doctor. I also had been suffering from panic attacks since around 1997-98. They were getting worse, and I had absolutely no idea what they were. I just thought I was dying, every single time. I started having them daily. Today I am ok. Through lots of trial and error, medications, therapy and hypnotherapy. And also genetic testing, which I urge anyone suffering from chronic depression to get.    I don't personally feel a stigma anymore. I'm very upfront about my condition as I don't think it's a secret to be locked away. Secrets start to haunt us and close us off from the world. If we talk about it, we normalize it. And we find ways to get better.    So feel free to tell your story here, or just part of it. Or just stop by and say hi, I need some help today. Or hey, I can't even get out of bed to brush my teeth because the world feels too heavy today. We already have a love of beauty which binds us together. Let this just be another way for us to connect and make friends. 
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HALL OF FAMER njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you for sharing your story Haley. I've struggled with social anxiety myself in the past. I don't know if there is anything I can think of that will help but just k... see post
Discussion for the Diptyque Crowd (please join!)
If you are a fan obsessed or just a beauty lover curious about Diptyque, come on over! I thought this would be a fun place to share your thoughts, collections, decorating ideas, questions about the fabulous world of Diptyque. I started out with one candle, the Beverly Hills candle-which is so fabulous-I'll post a picture of it tomorrow-thinking I was crazy to buy a $70 candle. Yes, it's crazy-crazy good! I've since collected 2 or 3 more and purchased a perfume. This week I got my first body care item, the satin body oil. I really love everything from Diptyque. So let's discuss One question I have is how do you get the inside cleaned out so you can use the jars for pretty collections like I see a lot of on social media?
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BEAUTY BOSS glamourgirl20 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I guess ..It does make sense.. I got this in the store..  see post
Are you "trialing" a new product ? Want to talk about it ?
trying new products can be...overwhelming. do you love a product because it works ? can you tell right away if it's performing the way you want it to ? sometimes i'm so happy to finally try something and let my enthusiasm blind my  actual  impression of it (at least at first )   it takes time to come to proper conclusions ! particularly when it comes to skincare, but makeup too.   so here's a thread where we can discuss our experiences while trying a product  for a first time. it can also be a place that people can reference if they're considering a new product.   right now i'm trying a sample of the REN v-cense night cream. i've only used it for 2 nights so far, but i LOVE IT. i love it so much i'm tempted to go ahead and grab it up, but i need to make sure it doesn't break me out over time (it contains shea butter which *can* be a breakout trigger for me, but not necessarily). it smells of frankincense which i adore, but i know for some people would be a turn off.   i'm also checking out the VICHY aqualia thermal serum. i really love the CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum, and prefer the texture of it to the VICHY, but think the caudalie may break me out slightly (i also was probably overusing it...i was very enthusiastic). so i'm just trying to figure out which i prefer.   how about you ?   __________ post trial edit about the products above: i had to skip on the REN because the shea butter in it was too heavy for my skin. and i suppose buying something simply for the smell isn't the best use of my moola the VICHY aqualia thermal serum, however, is in my permanent arsenal. i've already repurchased once since starting this thread, and have turned a few people on to it too ! 
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HALL OF FAMER MSena / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You look adorable with that head band :D    May I recommend the steaming technique paired with your favorite moisturizer & muslin cloth? This is what I do when I feel ... see post