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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.
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is so funny... bougereau is my dads favorite artist, so I grew up surrounded by a lot of his prints.    He he loved the way he painted facial expressions. see post
DealsTooGoodtoPassUp
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.   Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal.  Done Sharing! Now, use these deals and haul! My favorite hauls are always from the deals we all share.   If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Autumn -Winter-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/2 ...
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HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've purchased a few of these and they're so pretty s hard t believe they are drugstore! see post
Share your Vanity Ladies!
I know there are several older threads for this already but I think its time to start a fresh one.  So come on ladies...I hope you will all post your new vanity pictures with me!   I just finished a DIY Vanity project I've been working on for a while now and I'm super excited to share with all of you.  Here is a general view first...I got the table for free.  My parents recently bought a new hallway table and I was happy to take their old one. The wall mirror is a vintage item I inherited.  I place closet lights around it to make it bright enough for makeup application.  The picture in the background is one of my favorites...I loved it so much I bought it despite it being a print; its one of the few non-original art pieces in my house. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I bought a second large organizer for my foundations and skincare items.  I used coffee beans to keep the cosmetic brushes neat and some mason drinking jars for my hairbrushes. Spoiler (Highlight to read) This glass lizard was handmade by a local artist...I think he looks right at home here Spoiler (Highlight to read)  This is my other large organizer I already owned, just reorganized. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I put my Z Palettes in a generic folder/mail holder.  The slots are the perfect size for them.  The little figurines are my "Willow Tree" collection. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Underneath, I have room to store my nail polish organizer on top of my reserves.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I also have a couple baskets for hair styling tools and my samples I set aside for my TSB.  I also have a couple baskets for hair styling tools and my samples I set aside for my TSB.   And there you have it!  It feels so good to finally have a corner of the house completely dedicated to my lovelies!
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BEAUTY WHIZ fantasiabliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
very cute see post
What is your favorite thing about the Fall?
So, I am not a summer person, I hate the heat and sweating the minute I step outside.   I am an indoor kind of gal in the Summer! I never would have survived before air conditioning! LOL. Anyway, there are so many things that I love about the Fall. Care to share what you love? For me, I would say the thing I like the most is just the crisp Autumn weather, where you can cozy up in a sweater or jacket and walk around without all the humidity. Plus, Halloween is my favorite holiday and my wedding anniversary is in October as well.
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BEAUTY WHIZ fantasiabliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
and the brows, dont forget the brows lol see post
Sephora.com Fun Finds
So, I was browsing through the Sephora site trying to find some new products to try out.  I stumbled upon these cotton swabs which are perfect for removing mascara mishaps without ruining my eye makeup.  Then it got me thinking, what other products on the site have you found that you think not many people know of that is a great find? I'd like to try out some other neat finds
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BEAUTY WHIZ fantasiabliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes a few times. It works well. Just as good as my makeup wipes.  without it stinging my eyes of course;) but the thing is you have to put it in water so unless you are ... see post
List of Successful Traders! January 2015
Hey everyone, I updated the list of successful traders. Please post here if you have a successful trade with someone. I will also check with the other Topic and keep this list updated weekly!   Once a person has 5 successful trades I will bold their name, and no longer keep track of successful trades.   I am checking dates of last activity on BT - if a trader has not been active in over 1 year I will remove them from the list, if they become active again I will re-start their successful trades at 1   If you have a bad trade with someone, or you know someone who pulled shenanigans in a TSB - LET ME KNOW! I will keep a document that lists these people. Please PM this information! If you are starting a TSB or are unsure of a trade feel free to ask me for the list of Unsuccessful traders and I will send it to you     Link to the other discussion: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387   Bold = 5 or more vouchers    7/7/2015     Spoiler (Highlight to read) 4Ali4 AMHWKI x 2 Anb0906 Annec322 AnneMCC Annypoo Aparrish Arclightlux x 2 Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Armybeauty x 3 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Bea0t Beautytester/chicdabbler Beeberz x 2 Beethousand BrennaBombshell Brittieee Butterblume Buxombabe80 x 3 CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Carrierose Chaotika573 x 2 Chelsss x 2 chlotam Chupi Clarks18 x 2 CuriousCannibal Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Desertdancer x 2 DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 DiVWA Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 Enableme emmy89 eriles EvangelineDamon x 2 Evno Firespinner Fluffymuha Garnett Ghkim Gogreyhound Greenchili Greenporchlights x 3 guzelkiz Gwenhwyfar hackneyfl happygen harlequinginger heartsmyface Hellvetica Heatherbee x 2 Hipquest Honeybrownbunny x 2 Hypnoticpoise Ilovebears Ireneh Itscarin x 2 Itsjaimiehere Ivyxox Jellybean917 x 3 jcmb jenfromnyc Jenji Jenpred JessicaClara x 2 Jessyiniowa Joannimation x 2 Juicytulip x 4 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Kateye7 x 4 KatelovesYSL x 2 KayyLynn x 2 Kellsmuneoka Kellyjmolen Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm kristallovesdogs kristiewin Ladymeag Linda711 x 2 Leopardprint Lylysa Mafan Makeupobesessed Malday x 3 Maltipoo66 Manniface Mariahk83 Meagboho MegEm Melde x 4 Michelleshops x 4 Minibux Missey1973 x 2 Missie772 Mixe x 4 MK89 MlleCC MochaPJ Mollybb x 4 Mommyto4 x 2 Monikay Moregun89 MPolansky Mrsbaine MyChoi x 4 Nancienano Newandaddicted Nicrohr Nightknight Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 4 Njattana Notcreative Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Pixyfaygo x 2 Plm95 Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Redwagon44 Rhiannon1419 Rikkie Roseps135 x 2 Roxystar4 Sangova x 3 Sbowden x 3 Sdbeautyjunkie1 shadetertiary ShannonAlexis x 4 Shirleylin88 x 4 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 3 Sn22 x 3 Sp2001 Spacesuit Sparklekai x 3 Spoiledbrat spotspotcat Sprytely x 2 Sschulte1014 Starletta8 Stephanilynn StyleLynn x 2 Sugarkenzie SuzeAlex SydBristow talinder Teresaanne92 Thesocialquota thesupergirl Tigrelili to90 Trishalyn Unblownkisses Vanillammm x 3 Vegchililover78 Veronika23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Wonbinlover x 2 Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways Yullz Zpsid91 x 4 4Ali4AMHWKI x 2Anb0906 Annec322AnneMCCAnnypoo AparrishArclightlux x 2Arielaaaaaaaa x 2Armybeauty x 3Aviscardi AznAngelliz Bea0tBeautytester/chicdabblerBeeberz x 2BeethousandBrennaBombshellBrittieeeButterblumeBux ombabe80 x 3CalamityJane85Carolang Carrie1975CarrieroseChaotika573 x 2Chelsss x 2chlotamChupiClarks18 x 2CuriousCannibalDaisies121DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3Desertdancer x 2DesertRose0706DitzCore x 2DiVWADrrragonEadelaide1EllieyJelly x 2Enableme emmy89erilesEvangelineDamon x 2EvnoFirespinnerFluffymuhaGarnettGhkimGogreyhoundG reenchiliGreenporchlights x 3guzelkiz Gwenhwyfarhackneyflhappygenharlequingingerheartsmy faceHellveticaHeatherbee x 2HipquestHoneybrownbunny x 2HypnoticpoiseIlovebearsIrenehItscarin x 2ItsjaimiehereIvyxoxJellybean917 x 3jcmbjenfromnycJenjiJenpred JessicaClara x 2JessyiniowaJoannimation x 2Juicytulip x 4Jxw200 x 3KalexKariyavaKateye7 x 4KatelovesYSL x 2KayyLynn x 2KellsmuneokaKellyjmolenKiki1517Killahbabe x 2Kimchikween x 4Knuevekm kristallovesdogskristiewinLadymeagLinda711 x 2LeopardprintLylysaMafanMakeupobesessed Malday x 3Maltipoo66MannifaceMariahk83MeagbohoMegEmMelde x 4Michelleshops x 4Minibux Missey1973 x 2Missie772Mixe x 4MK89 MlleCCMochaPJMollybb x 4Mommyto4 x 2MonikayMoregun89MPolanskyMrsbaineMyChoi x 4NancienanoNewandaddictedNicrohr NightknightNikki x 3Nishcakes x 4NjattanaNotcreative Oklady2013PenelopepuffmanPixyfaygo x 2Plm95PrettyinpaPrincesskat17 x 2Redwagon44Rhiannon1419RikkieRoseps135 x 2Roxystar4Sangova x 3Sbowden x 3Sdbeautyjunkie1shadetertiaryShannonAlexis x 4Shirleylin88 x 4Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 3Sn22 x 3Sp2001SpacesuitSparklekai x 3SpoiledbratspotspotcatSprytely x 2Sschulte1014 Starletta8StephanilynnStyleLynn x 2SugarkenzieSuzeAlexSydBristow talinderTeresaanne92Thesocialquota thesupergirlTigrelilito90TrishalynUnblownkissesVan illammm x 3Vegchililover78Veronika23Wendyomgwar x 4WingatprsctWonbinlover x 2Yazmin x 3YenxYouAreAlwaysYullzZpsid91 x 4    
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had a lovely trade with StephaniLynn :) 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 annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had a great and smooth trade with StephaniLynn! She helped me find one of my ISO 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 TKLJ / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you, Veg! I decided to get back into more neutral colored blushes after a few mishaps with hot pink ones earlier this week. 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 sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ugh, I've been battling several all week! see post
nose piercing question
Ok so I got my nose peirced at the end of december and I need some advice. I still have the same stud in and I clean it regularly, etc.. but it keeps popping out when I'm sleeping or when I'm washing face and stuff. When this happens it gets one of those keloid-type bumps around it. It's so ugly and annoying. The only way to get rid of it is to use sea salt and hot water. I'm having to do this waaaay too often. Is the piercing just too big for my nose? I'm scared to take it out and change it cause it kinda hurts when it comes out a bit.
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HALL OF FAMER SDdenm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used to have a nose piercing. I ended up getting a nose ring that had a bend in if so if it tried popping out, it wouldnt come out past the part where its bent.  see post
PET LOVE! <3
Before I say anything- this post is going to be totally off topic and not about makeup at all!  I thought it would be nice to express our love for our pets, and maybe even pictures, too!  To start off, I used to be a dog person-- years ago.... But my whole perspective changed when a completely mellow nourished(not exaggerating!) female cat wandered in our backyard, hungry and hot. (This was in the summer of 2012) I still remember the poor kitty that was shaking as she ate a can of tuna and a bowl of milk because she was so hungry... Did I forget to mention that she was also a pregnant cat? Without a doubt I grew to love that cat, and I never thought in a million years that I would now be a cat person! But it doesn't stop there... We took that stray cat in, (after vet check up-shots- etc) and named her Olive. (People always ask me why we named her that- but she has these big beautiful eyes that look almost like olives!)  About a month later she had kittens-- 7 to be exact.. Unfortunately one of them was a runt and wasn't even fully developed- and after many attempts to feed it by hand, and through many tears, and a few days- the kitten died. The rest of the 6 kittens were so stinkin' adorable and one of the best experiences I've ever had to take care of as far as animals are concerned! They were so cute- it was so amazing to see them grow and change and learn new things.. We named them all too, even though we didn't attempt to keep all of them! (We as in my family- I still live at home with my parents and siblings)  Samuel, (male) Marty,(male), Charlie (male), Titus(male) Gracie(female), and Mabel(female.) After weeks of deciding which kittens to keep we final decided on Titus and Mabel. When the kittens were old enough to be separated from their mother, we found a great little shelter for the rest of them until they could be adopted to hopefully good homes.  After a couple of months Mabel began to ruin our house by clawing everything-- sadly we have to give her away as well, but later on we decided to get Olive(mom) and Titus(male kitten) declawed.. (We hadnt thought of declawing Mabel at that time so it wasn't an option!) Of course I know many people don't agree with declawing of animals- but if they're indoor cat like ours- and if you get it done when they are still kittens(like Titus was) then they should be fine... And yes- our cats turned out completely fine, after about a month of healing. Anyway, Olive and Titus it was; both beautiful tiger calico cats... That's not  the end of the story though. Last year we actually had 2 strays- one I will not bother telling the story of because he was suffering from terrible accidents outdoors that led him to being put down- and the other one I will quickly explain. Once again, mellow nourished, black & white tuxedo cat, a stray, wanders into our backyard, a sweet little thing. (GOSH his face is the cutest thing ever!) So lets just say that my family and I live with three cats now... Olive, Titus, and Mittens. (Mittens is such a common name for a cat with four white paws!) I love them all so so much, and they each are truly different and I love seeing each of their personalities! I have to admit that Titus is the SWEETEST cat in the entire world--- and I have to say that it is most likely because he was born in our home. He is so cute- he still meows like a kitten- and is totally overweight. (yes, my boo is on a diet- as the rest of them are, LOL!) SO- after I just blabbed my big mouth for half an hour- I want to hear YOUR story of your pets-whatever your pet may be. (And I do still like dogs- but I'm totally a crazy cat lady now!) Please feel free to share your story as well, whatever it might be- whatever means the most to you about your pet- whatever seems special to you--- I hope this post wasn't too boring, lol, and that you do enjoy it! XOXOXO PS. And as I write this post Titus is sleeping next to me. <3
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HALL OF FAMER SDdenm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
He's a little terrier mix. Some Chihuahua, jack russell.....and some other type that I can't remember that makes his tail curl back a little. :)  see post
JUANTY JULY FAVVVORITES !
we still have a week left in the month, but i need a distraction and figured now is as good of time as any ! plus i have so many things i want to talk about !!   KATE SOMERVILLE goat's milk moisturizer. i purchased this at the end of last month, and am absolutely loving it. it's keeping my skin very hydrated, and i think it's helping with clogged pores i tend to get on my chin (hormonal). i have only ever used this at night, never in the morning / under makeup so i can't really speak for that. the price is hefty for me but i'm so glad i pulled the trigger on this one, and would definitely recommend to anyone. MAC kohl liner, teddy . this slightly warm brown pencil will never leave my collection again. gives a soft definition, but not too soft ! just adore.... NARS blush, mata hari . this has been on my wish list for ages and it is glorious. i'm still learning to be more confident with blush, but considering that--i've pulled this out 5 times in the 10 days since i've owned it. that's saying something ! NARS audacious lipstick, brigitte . she is a slow burn--i didn't know i wanted her until i had her. absolutely perfect not-too-pink nude, leans just slightly warm/peach so it helps warm up my complexion. (special shout out to RITA and INGRID and NATALIE who have also entered my collection this month) ANASTASIA BEV HILLS brow wiz, granite.  i'm contrarian by nature and avoided the brand. but i needed a new brow product, discovered the shade granite (which is PERFECT) and the rest is history. AVEDA be curly curl enhancing cream . as lots of you have so sweetly recognized, july has marked the return of my curly hair after years (a decade, really, with rare exception) of being styled straight for short 'dos. this was the curl enhancing cream i used a decade ago, and it's still around (at the time curl CREAMS were still quite rare, where curly hair products were dominated by crunchy gels and mousses). this won't hold a curl--you need a different product for that--but it helps nourish, condition and define the curls you got. in other words, it gives your curls order in an otherwise chaotic world. p.s.: JAUNTY JAUNTY JAUNTY !
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BEAUTY GURU sweetxteeth / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
i love july..sad it's its last day (this year.) oh yeah! i also picked up kvd metal crush eyeshadow in "iggy" last week..love love love green eye makeup. it's hard for m... see post
Suggestions Please-How to find makeup artists and other makeup collectors/enthusiasts in Delaware?
I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, but it's sort of an off topic subject so I thought it would fit here. I'm trying to find some other people in the makeup enthusiast community in Delaware (US) If you have any ideas, please message me or share..thank you!
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015
Folks, it's (almost) that time of the year-- the one and only Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I received the mailer today, and wanted to share the beauty items that they are going to have on sale. There will be many more beauty items on sale, not to mention a gazillion GWPs, in addition to what they let us peek through the mailer. Any insider tips on what else will be on sale and the GWP? What's on your wishlist?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ha!  I don't think we have to worry about that anytime soon :-) see post
Show Me Your Vanity/Makeup Stations!!!
Hello my beautiful people!   I am looking to get a new vanity/makeup station. Currently, I am using half of my desk as a vanity and the other half as my office. It has worked fine for the past few years. But now as my makeup collection/obsession has grown larger, I ran out of room and am storing stuff in my linen closet and in my bathroom as well. I want all of my makeup, skin care, hair care, and nail polish all in one place.   Please post a photo and show me (and all of the other nosy BT out there- you know who you are!) your vanity/makeup station and if you don't mind, let me know where you got it from. I am super curious to see everyone's "battle stations"! The beauty gurus on YouTube have some outrageous vanity and makeup storage areas. I rather see what my fellow BT members have! Or if you don't have your ideal vanity, but have an inspirational photo of what your dream vanity/makeup station is, you can post it as well! I need some amazing ideas and I know you all have some great taste!!!   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is really pretty! Love the fuzzy white throw.. see post
hello, I would like some info on applying to be a beauty advisor?
Hello, everyone. I am 18 years old and I have a passion for makeup but as a hobby-past time. My local sephora has openings to be a beauty advisor I would really love to apply but the only problem is it would be my first job but I've volunteered at this local store in customer service before. Anyways the problem is theres this part in the qualifications/skills section saying 'experience preferred' which do I actually need experience or no? and another thing it also says 'cosmetic experience required' I usually do makeup on myself but I don't have very much experience on giving makeovers to others. Anyways, I really would love to apply but I don't think I can if I don't have any experience / do makeovers on others. What do you guys think?  thank you.
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Ho Ho Holidays 2015!
Ok, forgive me, I know it is only June!  Is anyone else already thinking of wonderful things to come? I have visions of Limited editions, special sets and palettes dancing in my head! I can't wait to see what gift sets, gifts with purchase, and Sephora Favorites are coming our way! Black Friday deals and specials that we can't wait to get our hands on!!   Lets share some of our favorites from the past and wishes for the future, and them post pics as we get closer and start finding out what we have to get for the holidays!
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Me either :) see post
How do you store your makeup? SHOW US!!!
Hey guys. Just curious to see how other makeup lovers out there store/display their treasures. I got so sick and tired of having all my products in makeup bags and inside a fabric storage bin, that today i went out on a mission and found and purchases acrylic drawers. ( I cleared the shelves out at HomeSense LOL). Sadly I've asked them to try to get more for me.   Thinking some of us could post and share how we store our makeup to inspire or give each other some creative ideas to get organized.  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)         
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BEAUTY WHIZ 0x0xDollie / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Jumping for Joy! July Hauls!
Hey, I am excited to start a thread on July hauls. Please excuse me for starting this early! I promise I have a good excuse, it's my birthday tomorrow! The first of JULY! And I have never started a Haul thread. Figured it might be an excuse  
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love mine, too!  Enjoy your goodies! see post
ELF #2- JULY/AUGUST 2015
    ELF-2 is happening now! 7/20-8/21    ***We are currently SHOPPING*** If you are interested in joining ELF-3.....please leave a message.   ELF- Exchange Local Fare The ELF gift exchange promotes camaraderie within the Sephora BT community. Participants from different regions are pair up and exchange local fare gifts unique to their city and state. All BT members are welcome to join the fun!     7/20-7/24: Sign Up! Spoiler (Highlight to read) Thank you all for joining ELF-2!  Let's make it Great!  Thank you all for joining ELF-2!  Let's make it Great!   4 Very I mportant Things To Know Before Joining Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1. 100 Hearts or 1 reference from an outstanding BT member. 2. Gift Amount- $15  Please try not to go over to keep it fair for everyone 3. Plus Shipping Who had sticker shock during ELF-1? hahahaha Not more than $12.65 if using US Priority Mail 'medium' Flat Rate Box.  $11.30 if you print your own label at home. Or, you can pay by weight. Choose wisely and don't forget to forward the tracking number. I don't know how much it cost to ship to Canada, so please ask a Canadian.  4. Fill out your BT profile.  More on this below. 1. 100 Hearts or 1 reference from an outstanding BT member.2. Gift Amount- $15 Please try not to go over to keep it fair for everyone3. Plus ShippingWho had sticker shock during ELF-1? hahahahaNot more than $12.65 if using US Priority Mail 'medium' Flat Rate Box.  $11.30 if you print your own label at home. Or, you can pay by weight. Choose wisely and don't forget to forward the tracking number. I don't know how much it cost to ship to Canada, so please ask a Canadian. 4. Fill out your BT profile. More on this below. ELF-2 Schedule 7/24- Pair Up! 7/25-8/3- Shopping 8/4- Shipping 8/4-8/21- BT Show & Tell      Local Fare Gift Boxes Spoiler (Highlight to read) People have a lot of questions about the gift boxes and I thought this would help. You can PM your ELF this list or fill out your BT profile. People have a lot of questions about the gift boxes and I thought this would help. You can PM your ELF this list or fill out your BT profile. Filling out your BT Profile Spoiler (Highlight to read) ABOUT ME Favorite Color LOVE Shirt Size Do NOT Send Allergies Other Rank the following categories as 1=MOST LIKED.........5=LEAST DESIRED Food (list favorite foods/snacks) Drink (tea, coffee, mug, etc) Personal (lotion, cosmetic, jewelry, etc) Travel Souvenir (shirt, hat, coin wallet, decorative local crafts, etc) Other (Maybe you want a Boston Terrier or a NYC Hot Dog or Mickey ears) ABOUT MEFavorite ColorLOVEShirt SizeDo NOT SendAllergiesOtherRank the following categories as 1=MOST LIKED.........5=LEAST DESIREDFood (list favorite foods/snacks)Drink (tea, coffee, mug, etc)Personal (lotion, cosmetic, jewelry, etc)Travel Souvenir (shirt, hat, coin wallet, decorative local crafts, etc)Other (Maybe you want a Boston Terrier or a NYC Hot Dog or Mickey ears) The ELF-2 Fun Bunch Pairs!!! 1. Desertdancer-----Jen143xo 2. Sprytely-----Mixe 3. Starrysparkle-----kbmatthews 4. Malday-----MrsLisha 5. Libellules-----etscore1 6. Spotspotcat-----Mochapj 7. TriesToBoClassy-----Brie514 8. enableme-----makeitup 9. MK89-----rachelhill 10. cspriverratz-----Zpsid91 11. Jozkid-----vegchililover78   ***So, happy to see all the great BT'ers and wonderful cities in this round.***       Blind Draw Spoiler (Highlight to read) So, it was not super fancy, but it did the trick for a blind fair draw! If there is a problem PM me immediately, so that I can try and fix the problem in a private manner.  IMPORTANT: Please stay in communication with your partner and keep on schedule, so that everyone is playing together. If you must drop-out before shipping your ELF box........PM Me! I will make sure they get a gift, so don't feel bad.  This should be fun and enjoyable for ALL! Yayyy for ELF-2!      So, it was not super fancy, but it did the trick for a blind fair draw! If there is a problem PM me immediately, so that I can try and fix the problem in a private manner. IMPORTANT lease stay in communication with your partner and keep on schedule, so that everyone is playing together. If you must drop-out before shipping your ELF box........PM Me! I will make sure they get a gift, so don't feel bad. This should be fun and enjoyable for ALL! Yayyy for ELF-2!        Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Show & Tell Spoiler (Highlight to read) Come back and post your ELF gifts! We would love to hear about the other cities and what goodies make it so great and unique!!!! ALL ELF BOXES MUST REACH THEIR FINAL DESTINATION NO LATER THAN 8/21! Thank you!  Come back and post your ELF gifts! We would love to hear about the other cities and what goodies make it so great and unique!!!!ALL ELF BOXES MUST REACH THEIR FINAL DESTINATION NO LATER THAN 8/21! Thank you!                                                                             
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sounds fun  :D Hope there's a Canadian one in the future :) see post
What makes you happy?
  What are some things that never fail to make you happy?   How do you sustain your happiness and/or optimism?   When things get rough, what do you do to remedy your mood?   If you've experienced it, how do you combat depression or hopelessness?   How do you stay grounded and grateful?
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm glad you added it to your list! Its my favorite place in Idaho. There is so much to do there. see post
The Giddy Post - Did you order something today?? (;
Are you riding a high from an order you placed today?? Do tell. 
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FALL 2015 COLLECTIONS
My OCD started kicking after meganlisa suggested the creation of the Summer thread so why not have a Fall one already just to keep ourselves organized?    Here we go   Burberry and Dior Fall 2015 (Found by Rhiannon1419)   Spring Collections -  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Spring-2015-Collections/td-p/1825800 Summer Collections -  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /SUMMER-2015-COLLECTIONS/td-p/1927119
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HALL OF FAMER mpas / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
gah! guerlain is one of my achilles heels'.  I have the first palette in another combo and its my FAVORITE palette.  I adore the quality see post
Awesome amazing and absolutely fabulous August! Show us what you got!
I know it's not quite August but I'm impatient and this happens to be my birthday month!   Let the spending commence!
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HALL OF FAMER vegchililover78 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Etsy and eBay finds! The MMM scent (Funfair Evening) I found on eBay for $49 vs. $125. Great bargain and for that I can overlook the small nicks and imperfections with t... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - In Focus: Briogeo

I sat down with Briogeo founder Nancy Twine to find out more about her new sustainable hair care line. 

 

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5 things you've been loving this summer!
Hello everyone! Since its the middle of summer here on the east coast of the USA, I thought it'd be fun to do a post about things you've been loving this summer- whatever it may be- beauty- food- clothes- whatever!  I know there are a lot of threads similar to this- but I don't know if I've come across one yet that is directly about summer! haha!  Here are my 5 things that I've been loving this summer:  #1. Coconut. (OMG just about everything coconut has me HOOKED! Whether it be a coconut cake, body butter, etc!)  #2 Going out to get some soft ice cream!  #3. Formula X nail polish in Hercules, and High Frequency.  #4. Sleeping in almost every morning (the latest being 9:30am)  #5. Fresh fruit (fruit isn't as enjoyable in the winter because its usually not in "season"! Love me some strawberries and raspberries- don't forget the coconut! LOL!)  What are 5 things that you've been loving this summer?? ~XOXOXO
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
PERFECT. Everything there is to love about summer!:D  see post
Who's Online?
Time for another game!  It's been too long since our last one.  I've wondered how BT decides which 9 people (one is always myself) to show me are online at the moment.  I thought it would be fun (we all know the fun is in off topic) to show who our 9 are when we happen upon this post.   Of 19,091 users logged in, BT is showing me the following.  I think I know all of them, so that's neat. I did not look them up (should have), but I see sister13, Blushhoarder, Bea0t, Loving London, Sddenm, kso1225, rjmalt, zpsid91 (did look at hers since it is a general avatar), and eaidlade.   Who do you see?  The more people who play along, the neater it will be to see how long it takes to see yourself again.  Does anyone see me or any of the ladies in my list?  How many do you recognize?  Does BT actually pick people you may know or is it completely random?     MK89 is still in the lead with 9!   Repeats so Far 19910827 x2 1mama3boys x2 221tea x4 4Ali4 x2 aaks1985 x4 ashleynne x2 Ballerinagrl x4 Bea0t x4 beautyaddict99 x2 beautyispassion x2 bisoubisou x4 BlueeyeAli x2 butterblume x4 CaramelCupcake x2 CeliaV x2 chloe3036 x4 chocopudding x3 coffeenow x2 cspriverratz x2 Curious Cannibal x2 dalidyli x2 darkiceis x2 ddstevens22 x3 desertdancer x4 DiVWA x4 drrragon x3 Elizabeth1972 x2 ellew2005 X2 Emmylove x5 ER!CAK1M x2 etscore1 x6 ExquisiteGypsy x3 Facesbyjes x5 gizeh x2 greenchili x4 greenporchlights x5 guzelkiz x3 Hackneyfl x2 hadtotryit x2 heartsmyface x7 heatherbee x4 Heatoyos1 x6 hellocoffee x2 Helvetica x5 HoneyBrownBunny x3 hookedonbeauty2 x2 hypnoticpose x3 Infinitise x5 jazzypurple x2 jen143xo x4 Jisub89 x6 joannimation x2 jobro1027 x4 jozkid x2 justj3n x2 k617 x5 Karma3p80 x6 KatelovesYSL x6 kbmatthews x2 Kenny x4 Knuevekm x3 kristengvan x2 Kromance x2 kso1225 x4 ladyinwhite x3 larissaladonna x2 laynebr x4 Loretta55 x2 Lovelykatya x3 lylysa x4 makeitup305 x2 Makeupinfinity x4 makeupobesessed x3 malday x6 meecheroo x7 meganlisa x2 megsny x2 Michelleshops x4 mimibel x3 MissHail x2 missjudycyang x 4 misspain x4 MissSpoiled x2 MK89 x9 mlinrin x2 MNSnowprincess x2 Mochapj x2 Monikay x2 mrsbaine x3 NailsForLife x2 newandaddicted x2 NikaBT x2 Nischcakes x2 noa1984 x2 notcreative x7 nycmle x3 pek89 x6 poshspice1 x2 pretty girl (help me ID her) x2 prettyinpa x2 RandeeBt x2 rillablythe x6 Samtian x2 sangova x4 sDdemn x3 shirleylinn x2 sinfully x2 sister13 x3 skintester x5 smigirvin x2 Sparklekai x2 sprytely x5 srplpwdr x2 Srvanthi x5 Starrymom x6 Starrysparkle x2 Stephanielynn x5 Stylelynn x4 superjulienne x2 Swanbea x2 syritt x3 talinder x2 teatulip x2 ThommiP x2 treecup x2 v0ltagekid x2 Vaashtii x2 vegchillilover x2 warriorwitch x2 xsunflowers x2 Zpsid91 x3
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HALL OF FAMER SDdenm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awww thanks Evangeline! Right back at ya! And I was on at 11:30pm?? That's way past my bedtime for a weekday. BT lies! Haha see post
Malday has 10000 hearts!!!! Let's shower her in more!!!!!
One of our favourite BTErs has reached a crazy awesome milestone in her BT life!   This girl is one the most most awesome and genuine women!  I love her sense of humour, her personality in general and of course her long gorgeous eyelashes that are the envy of pretty much everyone in existence!   Not to mention that even on her most tired and worstest of days she still manages to get out there on the boards and rock her awesome self like nobody else!   Let's celebrate!!!!!   Tequila anyone?   Shhhhhhhhhhhh, it's alright, just shoot it back!!!   
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay for Malday! Congratulations!! You are such a beautiful, kind, and genuine person. Girl you got lips and a personality that just don't quit.     Lets daaaaaanc... see post
The Canadian Peeps!
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.   ETA:   Where to shop!   So I do have a list/link somewhere with brands and where they are found.  I'll try and dig it out and if you want it pm me   For those who don't know...   Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale have a wonderful loyalty program and your points are worth "cash" in store.   The Bay is bringing in more brands... just recently Burberry. I'm thinking we will see more good things come.  They also have a VIP program... I am not too sure how it all works but it applies to all purchases from the store and you get a 20$ off 100$ makeup purchase coupon almost every month... Like who wouldn't want that!  Hello MAC!   Beautylish ships to Canada and they are FAST!  Order processed and shipped within the hour and arrives the next day!   Now that we have Nordies in Canada you might be able to call a counter and get items shipped to you.  Some things you can get shipped from the site.   Apparently Saks is coming.  I believe The Bay is the one who will be owning them and bring them in.   If you get a good SA at Holts you can also get stuff shipped to you.   Sorry been MIA from this board a long time.      
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HALL OF FAMER calcutta / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think the $29 is only with a Hudson's Bay credit card, I could be wrong though..... 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 michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm at the end of my little Caudalie Eau de Beaute and it feels like I'm getting sprayed with a garden hose every time I use it.  Why are the nozzles of these things so ... see post