Ok everyone is is introducing themselves witch I think is awesome, but I think I missed welcoming a few people since there are sevrals thread so I decided to make one thread! Old or new come introduce yourself! Tonight I'll post links to the other thread so they will be easy to find. Ill start I'm 24 beauty advisor/ pharmacy techtwitch a nail polish and eye shadow addition! My only request NO DRAMA if you don't like this thread don't post or comment ! I look forward to getting to know everyone!
Hi ladies and gents, In keeping with the haul tradition, I thought I'd go ahead and start one for March! I can't WAIT to see all your fun and colorful goodies for the upcoming Spring season . This post is welcome to all, and as lilahtov said, a haul is a haul no matter how small .
Starting to feel left out seeing all the newest members introducing themselves, so here goes... Hi, I'm Anne. I am 29 years old and I live in Ohio with my husband and two dogs- a miniature wiener dog and a sheepdog. I have recently completed nursing school but have not passed the state board licensure yet. I currently work in retail. To me, makeup is a means of stress relief. It's something I look forward to every day like a creative outlet. I'm into bright colors and trying new things. I love BT because it gives me a chance to share this passion with others who understand it. I am still new to things; I've learned a lot in just a couple months but I still have so much more to learn. So here's looking forward to a bright BT future! I'm sure you'll see me around
Hey! I 'm Lyndsey. I'm 39 (tomorrow, March 6) and I have 2 boys, age 11 and 6 (7 in 2 weeks). I'm an online teacher, so I'm online all the time. Since I work alone at home, I'm on facebook a lot because it's sort of my water cooler- it's where I talk to people during the day! I've started visiting BT more because I'm worried that people will think I never work if I'm on FB all the time. I'm super addicted to makeup, though I wear neutrals 99% of the time. I lift heavy weights for fun (but I'm not a crossfitter) and I am a roller derby announcer after I retired from skating for 4 years. I've been lurking BT for a while but just started posting a month ago.
Hello lovely ladies! I figured I'd get an early start on the hauls thread for February, as it seems that many of us just can't get enough of the Spring collections! Plus, I know that everyone here loves getting packages Oh, and who could forget that Valentine's Day is coming up...and Mother's Day! P lease feel free to share to share your hauls. A haul is a haul no matter how small!
So I go through phases with different culture and now I'm on a Korean phase, Korean music, Korean TV show, Korean skincare, and Korean food. I saw ppl eating Bindaetteok on a show and really really want to make it. Does anyone have a good recipe for that? Also, does anyone have any good recipe for any Korean food aside from Kimchi fried rice (the one dish I made/liked so far).
The lovely MYchoi was fabulous enough to offer to ship me some delicious treats from California to Pennsylvania. She knows I LOVE Asian food but have no Asian markets near my homestead. Here are some of the wonderful things she included: ^Large flat rate box JAM-PACKED with goodies! ^Seaweed. ^Melon flavored gummies (one of my favorites!) and melon flavored hard candies. ^Green tea, panda, and strawberry pocky. I busted into the green tea pocky IMMEDIATELY! ^Various crackers/biscuits/pies. ^Bae, various mochi, and green tea swiss rolls (another fave). ^Strawberry Calpico, aloe drink, and melon yogurt drink. Do any of you have any favorite Asian foods, or foods from your culture or other cultures that you love?
Hello Lovely Ladies, I noticed I never introduced myself whenever I joined BT. Well my name is Stacey, Im 23 years old I have a 5 year old daughter and a Loving husband of almost 7 years. Ever since I was around the age of 14-15 Ive been really Intrigued with makeup, Its my passion and addiction . I can be fun to talk to, but Im also really quiet and can be abit shy. But anyways, If you wanna know anything more or wanna be my friend and get to know me better, You can PM me or just send me message here Thanks for reading <3
hey.... do you girls ever lose someone you love (not in death) someone you REALLY REALLY loved, that you thought could be a husband a father, and you never felt the same about anyone else? or what if a guy chose another beautiful, sporty girl that has his religion. I don't mean to be selfish or self-pitying im just going through a hard time right now. and to cope with this sadness I have a problem, binge eating. I ate a whole **bleep** packet of oreo's A WHOLE PACKAGE, along with pizza, chips, m&m's. yay now im a fat depressed azz. do any of you know how to deal with a broken heart? thanks,BTers.
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.
Hey guys! I got the new lip lover sample in the mail and I bought one too. Below are the swatches. Top one is #333 Rose Des Nymphes, bottom was the sample #355 Framboise Etoile. Both really pretty on, very creamy great pigment and not sticky. I like them. they are perfect for spring!
~*~*~*~*~ No Buy Thread for Feb/Mar 2014~*~*~*~*~ I n an attempt to be a conscious/responsible shopper instead of beauty product hoarder, I went on a no buy from mid-Dec to mid-Jan. Now that I've done my little shopping splurge, time to save up some money for tax and other boring needs. Therefore, I am now on a no-buy for the whole month of Feb and March . The goal for rest of the year is to spend just enough to qualify for VIB , and I'm going to try fund most of it through Swagbucks/Bing Rewards/Ebates (PM me if you want to know more about those sites). To keep myself accountable, I will tally up my total Sephora and beauty spending here as I go along. Yes, I'm airing out my dirty laundry. Anyone/everyone is welcome to join me. This is not meant to bash any particular products, but if you post then I'll give you reasons why you should delay the purchase, consider the alternative, or why you don't need it. I do not intend to judge or offend, so the disabler kitty will be helping me to keep the tone light: I will keep all my disabling to this thread, so please, ladies, let's not turn this into an enable thread . And I may need a little nudge from you ladies to help disable my own urges, too. =) Now then, will I succumb to exciting advertisements and fancy packaging? or will I hold onto my will power and succeed in actually saving some money?
I'd rather buy La Mer than spend my $$ going out tonight :x Normally my beauty hauls don't have much La Mer products in there thats why I decided to post this one because I am very excited to add to my La Mer collection!! Also SO excited to play around with the Naked 3 palette!!
Hi. My name is Bombshell and I am an eye shadow-aholic. I love it. It makes me so happy. It is getting out of control. Upon counting only those palettes with 3+ shadows I have a total of 43. They each deserve love and attention. They all deserve their own 5 minutes (or days in the case) of fame. My Plan is this: One by one the Palattes shall parade through the open space on my vanity. Starting this Monday, each week I will use only one palette per work week (M-F) and cheat on the weekends. I will use them one by one until I have used them all for 5 day period. I will use them in alphabetical order. I have alphabetized my palettes and started with those that begin with #'s, lowest number to highest, and the A-Z. On Saturday and Sunday (depending on what CalamityJane comes up with) there might be a look or color of the day. In addition to the palette, single shadows and eyeliner may be used ( ) in addition to the weekly palette. All looks should mainly come from the palette of the week. This way I can be fair to all of my palettes & all of my older palettes that haven't quite gotten the appreciation they deserve will get some time in the sun. At the end of the week if I was successful I will write the date beside the palette on the list. If I can't get at least 5 days worth of looks from them it is likely time to put them in a TSB or give them to a friend that will love them. I am hoping this will help me appreciate what I've got rather than constantly thinking I need something new. I am not promising not to buy any shadows in the almost year it will take me to complete this little journey. That is just not realistic.I will just have to use them on weekend cheat days. I am hoping the experience will at least make me more grateful for all the wonderful things I have & save me some $! LOL This is about accountability. I invite any and all to join. Feel free to make up your own rules and reward system. Just post them here and I will support you in your efforts any way that I can. Not all of us will be able to follow the same rules but we can certainly all support one another! Courtesy of Mafan--- New Rule* I f you absolutely DO NOT like a palette, you have the option of setting it aside for a TSB/give away and moving on to the next palette on your list. No sense in wearing make up you don't like for 5 whole days!Make up is supposed to make us happy. Courtesy of JaimeLove--- New Rule* A holiday (including your birthday,anniversary or graduation) is an acceptable cheat day! (BRILLIANT) My List Week 1: 4 Magic-Lancome 1/17/14 Not keeping, got bored by day 3 Week 2: 4 Passion-Lancome 1/24/14 Depotting one shade and passing on the rest, which are almost new!!! Week 3: 10th Anniversary Palettes- Too Faced Quasi-keeper: keeping one blush, and 4 of the shadows. Donating the rest to a friends Z-palette. NOTE TO SELF: Must NOT depot before using! Just got so excited about my new toy! Week 4 : 10 Pan Shadow Palette- Stila. Keeping- love it more than I knew!! Week 5: 15th Anniversary Palette- Urban Decay KEEPER!!! Week 6:Admire Me Smashbox Week 7: Adventure Palette-Tarte Week 8: Be Bright-Too Faced Week 9: Be Merry-Too Faced Week10: Book of Shadows2- Urban Decay Week11: Chocolate Bar-Too Faced Week12: Cocktail Hour-Bare Minerals Week13: Deluxe Shadow Box-Urban Decay Week14: Do it Yourself (4) Tin-Urban Decay Week15: ELF 100 Week16: Entice Me-Smashbox Week17: Esperanza-KatVonD Week18: Eye Couture - Tarte Week19: Fabulous in Fiji-Stila Week20: Flash-Smashbox Week21: Impressionist Palette-Stila Week22: Joy to the Girls-Too Faced Week23: Kaleidoscope-Stila Week24: Kiss-n-Tell- Smashbox Week25: Lavender Grace - Lancome Week26: Let it Snow- Stila Week27: Life in Laguna-Stila Week28: Masterclass 1- Smashbox Week29: Masterclass 2- Smashbox Week30: Minimalist Palette-Stila Week31: Modernist Palette-Stila Week32: Naked 3- Urban Decay Week33: Pee-A-Bright-Eyes-Benefit Week34: Smolder-Lorac Week35: Spellbinding Book of Shadows-KatVonD Week36: Star Child Odyssey- Tarina Tarintino (This should be an interesting week) Week37: Sweet Romance-Lorac Week38: Tarte of Giving-Tarte Week39: Til Death do us Part-Tokidoki Week40: Unzipped-Lorac Week41: Urban Ammo-Urban Decay Week42: Vegas-Tokidoki Week43: Wizard of Oz (Glinda) -Urban Decay I would really love to share this with some of you. It is always good to know that you are not alone. Please feel free to share insights and ideas. Here's crossing my fingers for a successful make-up adventure!! Do you want to be a princess? Nikki's list: page 1, Glossyguru's & Amberangeline's list: pg. 3, Beethousand & scratch to void Pg. 4, IttyxBittyxMe, jaimelove, and Katie 241 p.6, Carolang & LadyMeag pg.7, CalamityJane & micheleran pg. 8, Mafan & Malday pg.10, warriorwitch pg.11, Nursecupcake pg. 22, Beethousand 27, ghkim pg 40, manniface pg.42, sparklekai pg. 42, siren princess pg. 55
So today my boyfriend paid for my order as an early bday present and I went looking at my past orders and I noticed a scary track record... I've been shopping EVERY.WEEK.RELIGIOUSLY. Sometimes in store, sometimes online. They are not large orders but still. He doesn't mind but I'm just like "OMG I have a problem". He says it's OK because I have been under a lot of stress but shopping when I'm stressed shouldn't become a habit, right? I don't know, maybe I'm overreacting and causing myself more stress. What do you think? Picture very much related...
Hi Everyone, I saw a friend this weekend who had the most beautiful eyelashes, they looked real, better than mascara. I asked if they were false lashes, she whispered.... eyelash extensions!!!!!! Has anyone here had personal experience with this good or bad? My eyelashes are short and sparse, mascara helps, but the results are not as nice as the extensions I just saw..... Comments? Opinions, share your experience....... I would love to hear as I am tempted but see that the price ranges are $80 - 200 for a full set and then, $40 - $75 for relashing 3 weeks later. I'm tempted....
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers. A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc. I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board. I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow. - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time. EDITED: Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order. 5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$. I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON Tarte now ships to Canada!
Dear Mods, I respectfully request that ShinyMagpie be inducted into the BeautyTalk Hall of Fame. She is very helpful, and posts great info on the boards. I have no idea how long she has been here, but she has over 4,000 hearts. You only get hearts by contributing positive things, and by others seeing your value. She has been so gracious when less tenured people have become Hall of Famers before her. Please induct ShinyMagpie as a Hall of Famer I really feel she adds to my positive experience on BeautyTalk. I think others agree. Respectfully, DandyLionFluff
It's What's New Wednesday! Today we have luxe fragrance picks from another one of our intreprid website copywriters, Kris. Check out his picks!
"Do you have a go-to fragrance or do you switch up your scent to suit your mood? This week we have several new fragrances on sephora.com, from airy and carefree to sultry and seductive these new scents will lift your spirits and give you a spring forward."
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Her
"The it fragrance for the rocker girl, Brit Rhythm balances the iconic Brit scent with a powerful and sensual edge. This is the perfect fragrance for when you’re feeling just a bit dangerous."
Bvlgari Aqva Amara
"The inspiration for this spicy and mysterious scent was the breezy Mediterranean. The fragrance draws on the highest quality ingredients to re-create the spicy, woody, and oceanic tones in an unforgettable outdoorsy scent for the modern man."
Kenzo Flower In The Air
"At the other end of the spectrum is this soft and dreamy floral that promises inspiration and well-being. A new interpretation of the classically elegant “FlowerbyKenzo” this lighter-than-air fragrance is truly uplifting."
What new products have you been eyeing? Show and Tell!
What makeup is everyone wearing today? Today I am wearing: 1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50 So c'mon now...confess!
It's that time again! So February was better than January but what will March bring? Big congratulations to the following BT members who have joined ipsy they are Spacesuit Highly doubtful that we would get a sneak peek today but should have one starting Monday! 1st sneak peak Confirmed bareminerals marvelous movie lip gloss and Bareminerals marvelous moxie lipstick 2nd sneak peek 3rd sneak peek 4th sneak peek
Since pipsqueek1582 so graciously offered her free items to us and there were enough items to start a box, we are officially opening Traveling Sephora Box #9 - 2013! I offered to help set up this thread with the rules and list of participants just to make it easier for everyone. I am calling this box #9 because box 7 split into 2 different boxes. The rules are basically the same as previous boxes which I borrowed (cut and pasted) from previous threads. 1. Please, NO DRUGSTORE items! 2. To keep things moving as quickly as possible, I'm requesting that people with U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY participate in this box. (I'm sorry Canadian BTers! ) 3. Once the box comes back to pipsqueek1582, she will donate what is left to a worthy charity in her area. 4. If you do not see your name on this list from the previous thread, or would like to change your spot on the list, please post a request and send me a PM if you are able to swap with someone. 5. Please be aware that shipping costs may reach upwards of $17 if the TSB gets really full. Previous TSBs have used either the Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium or Large Box (comes out to $12.35 or $16.85 with tracking & shipping confirmation). If you are going to participate, please be prepared for the shipping costs! Here is how it works: Pipsqueek1582 will fill a box with products and send it through USPS to the next person on the list. They will go through the box, take what they want, add their own items in, then send it to the next person. What you need to do: 1. Send a Personal Message to the person before you on the list with your mailing address right away so there's no delay in shipping. 2. Start collecting, sanitizing, and labeling your beauty goodies. Please label swatched & sanitized on a plastic bag or with a removable sticker instead of using a marker on the product. 3. Read through the Rules below to know what is allowed & what is not allowed: Allowed: ☆ High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged/in a box ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used ☆ Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags as long as they are clean ☆ Anything that is sealed ☆ Skin care items in tubes & bottles Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened ☆ Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else ☆ Keep non beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). ☆ every explodable/leakable item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ziplock Not Allowed: ☹ Pre-made samples ☹ Drugstore items ☹ No USED items with wands, such as lip glosses, mascara, or concealers ☹ Heavily used items (except for perfume) ☹ Anything that might be considered unsanitary ☹ Taking more than you put in. Keep the Value of items equal ☹ Swatching items in the box 4 Do not keep the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you down on the list. 5. Package things carefully and put in ziplock bags. 6. TRADE on or ABOVE the value of what you took. 7. Please include a tracking number. It makes it more fun anticipating your turn. Please post it and also send me a PM. 8. Post in a picture and/or text what you took and left (picture AND written description preferred). 9. Have fun and try some things you haven't tried before! Please ask if you have anything that is questionable. ♥ No drama ♥ Be polite ♥ NO RESERVES (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's okay too) If you think there is a need for more rules, post a reply to this. *******The list is closed******** Here is the list of participants : Pipsqueek1582 (I'll start it ;-) sent 12/17 1. suddenlyforever - arrived 12/21, sent 12/23 2. wendyomgwar - arrived 12/24, sent 1/4 3. Srikandi 4. AznAngelLiz - arrived 1/6, sent 1/7 5. missey1973 - arrived 1/11, sent 1/13 6. ireneh - arrived 1/17, sent 1/21 7. bambina2011 - arrived 1/27, sent 1/30 8. beethousand - arrived 2/1, sent 2/3 9. taisha27 10. bisoubisou - arrived 2/5, sent 2/6 11. killahbabe - arrived 2/8, sent 2/10 12. DesertRose0706 - arrived 2/12, sent 2/14 13. sbowden - arrived 2/19, sent 2/22 14. sn22 15. wingatprsct - arrived 2/24, sent 2/27 16. Erendira - arrived 3/3, sent 3/4 17. mityren 18. StraightRhodes 19. LumiarHy 20. jamielove 21. laurennnlove 22. 1cros3nail4givn 23. pipsqueek1582 Happy Swapping to all!
It had been years since I purchased anything from the drugstore until a good friend started telling me all about the great stuff she would find. Lilahtov found those amazing Milani lip colors. Since I am on a serious low buy the next few months I thought I would give some of her product suggestions a try and VOILA! Many of the things she suggested are great!! Then I realized that there should be a thread specifically to share these low cost gems! I mean the Queen of Blending swears by Milani lipsticks, Spoiledbrat loves Wet&wild....why shouldn't I branch out? Maybelline full and soft mascara is my HG after all. How awesome would it be to actually have an idea of what you are buying, and to have even maybe have seen a swatch? Please share your drugstore hauls, swatches and reviews here and share your wealth of knowledge! I know there are lots of us who have favorite things that come from a drugstore And for those of us on a low buy this could be a life saver! Here I go: I bought a Milani lip liner in fuchsia ( love it- definitely worth 4$) , a wet & wild palette in Poster Child, Milani baked shadows in I heart you (red) and Must have fuchsia ( hot pink), and Revlon super lustrous lipstick in creme Cherries in the Snow ( inside swatch) and Revlon super lustrous lipstick shine in Fuchsia shock! So far I know I LOVE both lippies and the lip liner. More to come... All right my savvy shopping beauties! Share your best kept drug store secrets with the rest of us. I can't wait to hear and see!!! for those friends interested in cruelty free drugstore cosmetics here are the brands found to be cruelty free so far***** sulfate found : Milani, NYX , ELF, Wet & Wild, Burt's Bees, Physicians Formula and Jordana