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Too Faced - a long time waiting
Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place, it's my first time on the community section of Sephora.   I placed an order with Too Faced because they had free international shipping. I mean, who wouldn't take advantage of that if you live outside of the US? Duty taxes get me and up my order to way more than it was. I picked up some minis on March 11 and checked out on the store.   Got refunded a week later, and I've just received an email from Borderfree on Thursday saying my order was shipped. They charged me the money on my bank account again and took over ten days to reply to me. Now I know to order from Sephora.
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Piercing and Tattoos , Discussion thread!
Piercing and Tattoos are a big part of body decoration but I can't find a thread dedicated to discuss P&Ts So I thought to start one. (If there is already a thread and I missed it somehow, please let me know and I'll take down mine).  This is a place to show off your Tattoos and Piercing, share your good and bad experiences. Seek help and suggestions if you are considering to get one or two or more. Images are found through Google search.
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@sinfully - Beautiful! see post
What are your favorie fragrances at SEPHORA?
BEAUTY MAVEN AlyssaSpins / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Just came across a new favorite per sample and immediately ordered it   Wildfox - Eau De Parfum see post
What are you listening to?
Makeup is my second love, but music has always been my first! Despite not being musically inclined at all, I am obsessed! I don't go a day, or usually a few hours, without listening to music. I love the fact that a song can trigger so many emotions, memories, and completely change your mood.  I am on a never ending search for new artists, so tell me: What are you listening to right now? Do you have a favorite record/band/song? 
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Portugal!!! <3 <3 Oh how I wish they would come close to me.  see post
The Harry Potter Thread!
I've noticed that there isn't a Harry Potter thread on here and I think one is log overdue. Feel free to post anything here that's related to the world of witchcraft and wizardry!   
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I need this!!!!! I love Butterbeer. Especially the frozen Butterbeer at Universal Studios! It's amazing!  see post
#Lust 004 and Patmgrath.com
I'm rather upset. I had been planning to purchase #Lust004 kit today on patmcgrath.com as I missed the very flash release on Sephora recently, and Pat Mcgrath's site kept being unable to recognize my billing details and putting multiple errors on my card.   What was worse was that it actually messed up my bank card so much that I had to spend 4 hours on the phone to the bank fraud team, as the site somehow created multiple blocks that have, for some reason, kept flagging up as malicious activity to my card to the fraud team even up until an hour ago. That's nearly 8 hours since I tried to make the purchase.   After my card was unblocked, the site itself wouldn't recognise the post code. There seemed to be something wrong with its recogising of shipping addresses. The card was fine, in terms of being recognised, after i spoke with the bank. But the site wouldn't let addresses be inputted properly and there seemed no customer support. I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this with this site. That's why I went through the card thing with my bark, but after the site recognised the card, it wouldn't recognise the street address. So I'm inquiring as to whether anyone had had a similar experience with customer support / address imputing from this site   What made it worse was that I emailed Pat Mcgrath's customer service immediately, however I had no responses. I've also tried to flag it up to pat on twitter, in case there was a site issue, but the tweets have just been ignored.   It's an account I regularly use online and have had for years, and neither I (nor the bank!) have ever seen or experienced anything quite like this before. I ultimately don't have lust, as by the time I had gotten it sorted out for the literally at least twenty fifth time with the bank, it was sold out already!   It is really worrying for me with my card too, especially that both the twitter and customer service have thus far been unresponsive. This was especially worrying when the company cannot have not known that there would be a flood of customers during that time window. Indeed they had created and encouraged it more months!     The *really* ridiculous and upsetting thing is that the site kept sending automatic emails to my inbox saying that I had items in my cart, and enticing that I should carry on and complete my purchase (which I attempted multiple times, unsuccessfully).   Have any of you ever experienced anything like this?   Ultimately, I didn't manage to get Lust, and now I have the worry of my bank account. I don't know what I will do if any long standing issues occur to my account, as patmcgrath's side seem rather hard to contact.
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How do people get free makeup sent to them from companies?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, lisam11!   There are a variety of reasons behind how and why people may receive product from brands.   For example, in the instance of beauty bloggers or social ... see post
Sephora 15% off Spring Sale
The 15% off Spring sale is around the corner... my guess is it might start April 13th because last year it started on a Thursday and I'm pretty sure it will be after Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty to avoid clashing. What's on your list?   Here's my list... mostly highlighters haha    
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BEAUTY WHIZ msjani / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
what I do is I apply my sunscreen than use a cc cream with sunscreen and when I use UD to set it so it doesn't melt away. I did buy the supergoop spray for the face it b... see post
Fill-in-the-blank Pt. 3 ; Yeah, Another One
Time for another Fill in the Blank game because WHY NOT I LIKE THEM OK?   Per usual some of these may be (and probably are) repeats from previous rounds, but I can’t be bothered to double check. Thanks for playing!   Three products I’m dying to try are………. My hair is ……………. The brand that upsets me the most is………because………. A brand I haven’t tried yet but an interested in is …………... Something I don’t like about the Beauty Industry is ………. If all makeup production stopped FOREVER, I would stock up on …………… A beauty trick I learned from someone else is ………. My most treasured beauty possession is ………… When it comes to Limited Edition items, I think …………. Brands I will no longer buy from are ………… because …………… Brands I love to buy from are ………. If I was going to give a BT Award it would go to ………… for …………… My heart races when I see………………. There are too many ……… There are not enough ……….. Three words that describe my beauty philosophy are …………. My biggest product disappointment was ………… Something I’m waiting to come back in stock is ……….. Ingredients I’m cautious of are ………. because ……… Tell us about your beauty journey. Where you started, where you are now, and where you want to be in the future!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well, you deserve it:).  see post
eceeAnyone a Blue Mercury customer?
FYI Just received a letter in the mail their website was hacked last week and your information was compromised if you have shopped with them, I looked on their website and there was no notice of this happening.  Has anyone else received this letter? I've only shopped with them once, but now never again, they don't take paypal and I hesitated then.  My mistake.
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR cottoncandychic / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
What do you mean? They do take paypal? I've shopped with them a few times and used paypal each time.  see post
The Disney Thread!
I've been meaning to start this thread forever and thanks to @lmi82  for giving me the push! Please post any current or upcoming Disney collections here. There are so many which include beauty, fragrance and fashion. Whether it's Sephora, Danielle Nicole handbags, Jamberry nails or my favorite cheap stuff from the drugstore collections, add it here. There are so many Disney fans here on BT and our posts get scattered. Hope this enables our shopping habits all the more.  ✨Faith, Trust and Pixiedust!  
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey how did you get a picture of me :D :D :D see post
Thank you!
Hi Everyone,   I just wanted to let you all know how lucky, blessed and pleased I am to be a part of this online community of beauty-obsessed fabulousness.   I've never really been a part of an online community before, and ever since my first post, I have been welcomed and received with nothing but kindness, thoughtfulness and wise words of advice. I am confident that whatever the beauty blunder or problem I have, there will be someone on BeautyTalk who has the experience and knowledge to help, but who will also do so in a considerate and attentive manner, because that's just how you are!   I believe that during this short lifetime, it is important to let those around you know that you care and appreciate them, so that's what I wanted to do.   Thank you, and may you all be blessed with health, happiness and inner beauty forever.   Smeegle
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So beautifully stated! @Smeegle  I feel the same way and I appreciate you putting those feelings into words!  I am so happy to be oart of this community and I am glad yo... see post
Much to Do About March! 2017 Hauls
  If you can't tell, I am ready for Spring and all the beautiful products we can expect!   Post your treasured hauls for March here!
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HALL OF FAMER unfungirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@lisainprogress i always love SA's like that!! that's sweet of you to share with your friend!!   haha that's something i would do too! i'd assume they had butterscotch... see post
HOw to "shower" at work without a shower... Ideas?
So I just learned that as a benefit at work we can take 3 hours a week to workout. I'd like to come in early and run - because I run best in the morning and usually can't fit it into my schedule. My work day starts at 0600 and I leave for work at 0530. If I run I have to be ready to work at 0700. I'm thinking since I can skip getting ready at home I can actually arrive a bit before 0600 and get a little more time for my workout.   Anyhow - my question is - there are no locker room facilities available to me. I can wash my hair really quick in the bathroom sink and put it up wet. Beyond that - suggestions for how to clean up and not be too gross for the day, or use dry shampoo. The bathrooms are single use and private - so I can strip down or whatever without anyone walking in on me.   What quick get-ready tips do you have? How do you deal with your hair and working out?   Many thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
 Hi @annekevdb,    You might be familiar with the "swimmer" towels if you've done triathlons, but if not, these are awesome! They are pretty small (about the size of... see post
ctIs there any way to find out how many better than sex mascara's sephora has sold?
I'm doing a research project about whether high end makeup products or low end makeup products get higher reviews and whether or not that has an impact on the number of products sold. I would be SUPER grateful if anyone could help me!!!!!!
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FEB 2017 FAVORITES !
so i know i did not do a favorites thread last month, i apologize. but here it is ! what beauty things have you been loving the past couple of months ?   i have 2 fragrances: TOCCA - colette and D.S. & DURGA siberian snow . both of these are perfect for grey cold days. now, where i live it's been insanely warm for february, but we still get spurts, and sometimes i can create the "feeling" of the seasons even if the weather is failing to cooperate. colette is cozy and a bit sweet, with juniper berries adding a lovely crispness. siberian snow is a stark and chilled amber and incense with mint (a proper herbaceous mint, rather than a mentholated one); it's designed for women though i think it is very much unisex.    PIXI x CAROLINE HIRONS double cleanse. this should come as no surprise. i particularly love the cream cleanser (crossing all my fingers and toes they end up releasing it separately as i'm getting through it much quicker than the balm). i love cream cleansers, particularly this time of year, and this is my favorite one i've ever used. unlike so many cream cleansers, though, it contains no shea butter (which can trigger break outs on me), and feels quite 'thin' (somewhere between a milk and a cream, much like the consistency of soft creams). it almost feels like it sinks into the skin, but then still wipes off completely clean with a washcloth. in love.   NARS soft matte complete concealer . this is my new favorite concealer. it is my color (chantilly), it actually covers my under eye dark circles (wow) and it blends so easily and seamlessly. i can't imagine being without it now. i had been devoted to the radiant creamy concealer for yearrrrrrs, but these days need more help with the dark bags under my eyes. this has done it.   NARS velvet lip liner . i'm super picky about my lip pencils: they can't be too dry, but what i hate more is if they're too slippy. what i love about the nars liner--these are the proper lip pencils, not the fat velvet matte ones--is that they're a bit thick. i think this is likely polarizing, but the texture helps anything i put on top of it (lipstick, or the velvet lip glides which work magnificently with these) bind to my lips. i find these liners make my lips look fuller and plumper. i want all of them.   AVEDA dry remedy hair oil . this stuff is everything i've ever wanted. a PROPER hair oil that is SILICONE FREE !!!! the past year i've learned that i can't use silicones in my hair--i just need too much product to be effective, then the silicone ends up weighing down the hair and causing breakage. this aveda oil is my hair's best friend--it drinks it up but never weighs it down. adore.   BITE BEAUTY   amuse bouche lipstick - fig . i almost left this one out and i can't believe it because it's been my favorite surprise of the month ! fig is special. on me, i find it to be a skin brightening pink. while it doesn't look particularly natural, it doesn't scream LOOK AT MY PINK LIPSTICK either. i can't quite explain it. but for me, this one is a keeper, and quite possibly my new favorite shade from the amuse bouche line.  
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HALL OF FAMER Mcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good to see you back on here @Blackwhiskey  ❤ see post
What is the best skincare routine/cover up makeup for overplucked areas?
What is the best skincare routine/cover up makeup for overplucked areas? Such as on the face such as lip and chin? People always comment about what looks like bruising on my face but its actually just between-stages hair growth or irritated redness from overplucking or waxing.  Foundation or concealer just make the area more noticeable and does not promote healing. Since I pluck those areas on a regular basis, they really don't get much of a chance to heal.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Maoimi, One of my favorite products when my skin gets irritated is Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask. It is super gentle and soothing and help reduce the redness mu... see post
Beauty Products That Share Your Name
Just like finding your name on a gift shop key-chain, I've always liked being able to do the same with beauty products. I thought it'd be fun to have a thread where you could post products (even non-beauty ones!) that share your name.   Here are the (few) products that I've found with my name: Zoya Lauren* (pink nude beige with shimmer) Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Lauren (punk rock pink) Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick in Lauren (creamy matte copper) Julep Lauren (hot tropical pink creme; discontinued) Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in Lauren* (pink tan; looks like it is now extremely hard to find in the US) *products I own    Also, shout out to @veronika23  for suggesting to start a new thread on the main feed.    I can't wait to see what products everyone will dig up!  
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HALL OF FAMER Madeline7 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This one looks like a 1950s popcorn ceiling xD  The Stardust finish was really just awful   Julep Korin (tennis ball yellow) is a bit better see post
Barney's Love yourself Spring 2017 Gift Bag event!
Hello lovelies! It is that time again . Barney's Gift bag event! YAY!!!    Details! March 7th to the 11h. While supplies last!  Buy in is $200 and includes any beauty items. Candles, hair and or skin tools, hair care, makeup and skincare! Fragrances too!  There are step ups and I will get the info asap!  Presell starts now.  You can order  online or through my SA! Of course feel free to post your SA info as well.    My SA who works in the NYC store is giving a special gift to my referrals . She is Partnering up with Armani Beaute and giving an extra Gift to those that presell now through her. Referral gift is a full size Armani gloss, various shades, an Armani gift bag, sample of Byredo Oud and a deluxe Armani eye makeup remover .   Just mention Luvgloss sent you!     She is also very generous with step up gifts and will help you get yours if you come close!  I can't  provide a direct link to her email.  But her info is  Xiomara and it is best to email her, pm me for email address. Please pm me if you have any questions  I am not affiliated, but am happy to help her and you guys!     PS; To keep this thread with Sephora guidelines and also drama free. Let's be nice and have fun. This is a fun event and if you do not want to participate and or use the mentioned SA that is fine! Let's shop and enjoy !      Bag event gift!    Referral gift. Very Limited, only about 15 or so! While supplies last! Will go asap!     New referral gift!  
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BEAUTY SAVANT iwantitfree / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I see one in my Fedex account but not the other.  It hasn't left the store, though. see post
Well.. I'm back, I think.
Since January, everything has been a very heavy burden, my grandma's health declined so I was not at liberty to go out to even go grocery shop because I was the one that had to help my grandma stand up, I didn't mind. Unfortunately, she passed away this February 15 at 8:43 PM in her home, surrounded by loved ones. Needless to say that everyone in our family feels a gap in their heart, but being how I was the one that lived with her since I was a baby, I grew up with her, I took care of her.. I feel like I lost my second mother and grandmother. At times before her death I was at peace, other times too depressed to even get up.  I almost didn't go to her funeral, I feared I could not take it, I almost couldn't, but I stayed strong enough to be able to go through it.  We buried her in Mexico, where she was born, where she grew, where she lived, her beautiful home town, where she helped the less fortunate, where she helped anybody, everybody.. everyone loved her. You should've seen the street the other day, we showed her pictures, recorded videos, and audio of her voice.. not only did we cry, but we laughed as well-the street was packed. Almost our entire family went down there which is around 65+.  Yesterday we finally put her in her last residing resting place, with my grandfather and her brother. My beloved grandmother, I will always have her in my heart, I will always feel her presence, and that wisdom and patience she had I will try to imitate. For she was truly one of a kind, a beautiful soul that put everyone before her, without as much as a single negative word, nor negative phrase - you'd never hear her say anything that wasn't positive.  I am sorry to have to be writing this here but unfortunately, even though I lived with her all my life and would've loved to say something at her funeral, my cousin from Dallas (she's a nice lady) took over the funeral program and it was mainly people from Dallas that were included and my cousin and I (my cousin who also grew up close with me) were excluded. I regret that, that is what I regret, I felt left out in a day where we celebrated my grandmother and her life. 
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Blackwhiskey I just saw this post.  I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear of the loss of your beloved grandmother.  She was a beautiful and special woman (that smile... see post
Macy's Not Accepting Returns on Opened Beauty Products Anymore??
Hey guys!    I don't post on here often, but wanted to share what happened to me today.    I went to Macy's to return the Too Faced white chocolate chip palette today (was not impressed!) with the receipt and return sticker accompanying me. An employee working the Impulse area informed me that Macy's will no longer be accepting returns on opened beauty products because it costed them too much. She still let me return the palette, though, just for this time.    Wondering; has anyone else encountered this new policy yet?!? I will definitely not be purchasing makeup or skincare from Macy's anymore, I have sensitive skin and am quite picky about my products, especially when they can be purchased elsewhere and returned if I'm dissatisfied. 
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BEAUTY PRO SilverBeet / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I bought some ABH lipgloss on sale for 50% off, but wasn't sure if I bought colors I already have.  The SA did tell me not to open it and I can return it.  I thought it ... see post
PSA: Nordstrom Korean Beauty Pop In! Online and In Select Stores
  A few of the brands are on Sephora, some I've never seen before
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What do you wish were a beauty trend right now?
The title pretty much says it all.  What is a beauty look that you like, that you wish were more trendy?  (I know something doesn't have to be a trend in order for you to wear it, but it's nice when something you like is trendy because then companies come out with a bunch of new products for you to choose from!)   A few trends I would like to see: (1) Liquid blush.  I love the look of liquid blush, but there aren't that many options out there.   (2) Sheer lip colors.  Opaque matte lips seem to be popular right now, but I prefer the look of a tinted lip balm.   (3) More purple and blue-toned lip colors.  Mainly because those colors look good on me.   (4) Darker eye makeup.  I like the look of deepset eyes, so I'd like to see dark eye makeup become more of a trend during the daytime.  Perhaps not a full smoky eye, but at least some darker browns and grays than are typically seen in the daytime. - On second thought, smoky eyes at work would actually be a really cool trend.   (5) Tubing mascara.  I think it's great how easily tubing mascara washes off, and I like how when your eyes water, the tubes don't smudge the way normal mascara does.  But right now, tubing mascara lengthens, but doesn't do a great job of adding separation, thickness, volume, etc.  If it became a trend, I think we might see some better formulas emerge.
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HALL OF FAMER Harpier82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So, after I posted this, I ran across the "Under Smoke Eye" Look How-To on the Sephora site, which I think is a quite new posting.  So, I may get my wish there! see post
I searched the threads and didnt see anywhere to post this really but I had to share
I see alot of you that use ebates but there are others, topcashback and mrrebates that will earn you more. For example, Ulta at mrrebates is 6% ebates is only at 3%. Topcashback has games throughout the year that will earn you cash back and put you in for a drawing for more cashback as a grand prize. Topcashback also has it where you don't have to wait quarterly for your money, you can cash in any time to your bank account or giftcards. Sorry for such a long read but I had to share with my fellow beauty addicts!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Airlines and some credit cards have their own store portals too, for miles/cashback. Ebates has contests for various things..I've won one. Every Monday Ebates app has ex... see post
Free Samples
Does anyone else wait for the free samples and beauty deals to be amazing before they put in an online order?  I'll sit on an order for weeks to get something amazing.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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HALL OF FAMER patronbleu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I plan my orders specifically for the deluxe samples. Now that I'm writing this I realize I did not realize my deluxe sample with an order I placed in Feb D: see post
emailing companies for samples?
I've heard that people are emailing companies to try out samples before they buy the actual products and I was just wondering if it works because I have been wanting to try out some products but I want to try them first, does emailing actually work?    
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BEAUTY PRO bharvey / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Sometimes. Are you an "influencer"? Then probably yes.   Otherwise it's hit and miss, mostly miss. They'll often just send you to a cosmetics counter. Always worth a sho... see post
BRANDS YOU WISH SEPHORA CARRIED
Thought it be fun to have a newer version of this.   So what brands do you wish Sephora carried???  Here are some of mine... I might be forgetting some too   Les Merveilleuse Laduree Anna Sui Jill Stuart Jo Malone (rumor it's coming) Diptyque The Body Deli May Lindstrom Odacite Inglot   ETA: ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) Cirque Colors Nail Lacquer Barefoot Venus (Canadian brand... need more of these!)  
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HALL OF FAMER pixiedust2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes to both!!! Both have excellent formulas and such original colors.  see post
FABULOUS FEBRUARY HAULS, SHOW YOUR LOVES💕
Didn't see FEBRUARY HAUL'S THREAD, so here We go! All about our LOVELIES 💕❤️💕❤️💋🌹  
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HALL OF FAMER kelloua / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
OMG so much glow!  That palette and highlighter...so pretty! see post
QVC TSV "Today's Special Value" Alerts Thread
After a conversation with other BTers, I got the idea to start this thread. Basically, if you are not familiar with QVC and it's daily TSV, a TSV is (according to QVC):   "Every day, we pick one special item and offer it at an extra special value that day. It's an item we believe you'll love. And we love telling the story behind it. Today's Special Value ®. More than a daily deal. The best find of the day®."   Many time TSVs will have bundled in them incredible discounts on beauty/makeup products, especially products that haven't launched yet. They are always launched at midnight on the day of their launch and are only good for that day. Many times they will sell out before the day is up!   Here is an example of a TSV from January 14, 2017: It was $79.96 on the TSV day only; Sold separately $182 ( Please note: this is no longer available at that price! )   As a longtime QVC beauty customer, I (usually) get alerts a few days before about upcoming beauty TSVs. I would like to use this thread to  as an INFORMATION/ALERTS thread where I post upcoming beauty/makeup/skincare TSVs for the benefit of the community . I can always create a related QVC discussion thread for the community if demand suggests that we need it.
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HALL OF FAMER willa25 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Better late than never..   Here is the Perricone MD TSV, good for the next three hours: Here is the cost and details:   see post
What is your quick morning routine?
Or your I-only-got-two-hours-of-sleep routine? Your "I'm one mascara smudge away from having a meltdown" routine?   I'm genuinely curious as to what others reach for when they've only got less than 20 minutes to make it out the door in time for work/class/other adulthood commitments at ungodly hours in the AM.
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HALL OF FAMER lmi82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Omg that gif! :D see post