It pains me to say that here in the midwest it looks like we'll be stuck in the snow (or at least the howling cold winds) for a bit longer than expected. Is anyone else suffering these hard times?? What has everyone been doing to keep their hair/makeup routines fresh and spring-like? Anything goes, I'm desperate to beat these wintery nightmares!
The warm weather is right around the corner Warmer weather means less layers of clothing. I have a goal of losing 65 pounds. I thought it'd be fun to have a weigh-in thread. Personally I see it as a source of motivation Do you have a goal? Any goal is important, no matter how big or how small.
I am and always will be in love with Big brother, and right now the Canada edition is on. I also am sucked into watching Survivor because a bunch of friends and co workers do a pool every year. Annnnd The Amazing Race. Anyone watching these shows? Or any of the other Reality shows out there?
Apparently Bloomingdales is going to be the exclusive retailer for Illamasqua. I heard this will be sometime in the spring, so be on the lookout for the reduced prices at some point in the future. So sad, we just lost Lorac too
Let's celebrate! Our fearless leader, and wonderful BT buddy, the one and only - theSuperGirl, has 2000 hearts! Congrats, girl! You deserve them all, and then some! Thank you for all you do for your SuperFlyGirls! We <3 you!
I know some people wanted to see some of what I bought so I'm just posting some pics now. This is the Burberry palette in Dark Spice This is the cute case it comes in This is the Nars Matte Multiple in Siam This is the Nars Larger than Life Gloss in Como This is the Burberry Soft Satin Lip Cover in Prune This is Nars Lipstick in Morocco This is Burberry Lip Velvet in Hawthorne Berry This is MAC Heroine And this is Nars Single Eyeshadow in Fez. Some of these look lighter in the pictures... I have no idea why my camera won't take true to life colors but that's life, LOL! I have my Nars foundation and another Burberry lippie coming tomorrow. I can't wait!
So with all the discussion about makeup confessions, hauls, and new TSBs, we know that we all have a serious hobby and addiction to beauty. But how do you store them in your home? Do you like how you've organized your makeup collection? Do you have the space for them? How about your space for prepping and putting on your makeup? What would you change, if you could? Honestly, with me... I've had to make a lot of compromises and make the best out of what I have to work with! I live in a very old home, over 200 years old. I love it to pieces and I wouldn't trade it for anything. BUT it kind of lacks some of the modern conveniences that newer homes have. I don't have many good storage solutions yet, my closet space is almost nonexistent, and I'm currently using an entire room with built-in shelves to display my shoe collection. I don't yet have a proper makeup vanity, and my full-sized bathroom is laid out very poorly and does not have good ventilation, so I don't like to store my makeup in there. Instead I have cleared out the drawers in my night stand and do my best to organize my makeup in there. When I go to put it on, I grab what I need and transfer it to my bathroom, where I apply my makeup -- luckily with tons of natural light! -- on tiptoe so I can peer into my too-high and too-small vanity mirror. I can't set makeup out on top of my mirrored dresser/vanity because I have a very bratty cat that likes to wake us up every morning by pushing things off of dressers and tables, and I have nightmares that I would wake up to a shattered Lingerie de Peau bottle on my wood floors. Let's just say that we fully intend to renovate that bathroom once we've set aside enough money for it, lol! In my fantasy land, I would have a well-lit vanity space with six large makeup drawers, a padded bench, and a makeup mirror. Heck, I'd have a whole bathroom just for preparing my makeup every day! More realistically, in the short term, I am going to buy Muji acrylic makeup drawers or similar makeup organizers and really keep things looking pretty in my drawers. I'd also like to buy some bathroom storage solutions (cheaper solutions, since we are saving for a renovation) to better organize my bathroom sink and vanity, and of course, I think a good makeup mirror is in my near future. How about all of you? Are you happy with how you manage your cosmetics? Any pictures or storage ideas to share, for people with limited space? I'm curious!
Hi peeps! I'm unfamiliar with the nordie return policy since I generally never purchase items from there. I bought an item from Nordie this past weekend but threw away the receipt ( ) I used it ONCE and decided it wasn't for me. I still have the packaging with the Nordstrom sticker attached. Can I return the item w/o my receipt? Some stores save the receipt information as long as I present the CC I used (Target), which would be most excellent! Or is it similar to Sephora's policy, where I can at least get store credit in gc form? I'm hoping it's one of the above Thanks!
I just got my Urban Decay haul today! Excited but pissed... I got the Feminine and Dangerous Palettes for $12 but I ended up duplicating colors that I already have in UD singles. I've been trying to make a conscience effort not to do that but for $12, I couldn't resist getting them but the palettes are great. I'm happy I got them. But my thing is that I got the Deluxe Pre-Release item... and it's another black eyeliner. It's called Black Velvet. It's a travel sized which I like but I have like 3 Zero's and 2 Perversions that came in other sets. They really didn't go into specifics in the card about what makes it different from the others other to say that it's "velvety". But it's still BLACK! Now I don't know what to do with all these black eyeliners...
Exactly what the title says I know we've chatted about this before, but I thought I'd revive the topic with a new thread. With Chic Week coming up and new collections/products/lines dropping what feels like every day, what brands (collections, too, since Sephora's offering can be limited at the brand's discretion) do you wish you saw on shelves? For me, it would be Chanel, Tom Ford, and YSL's Spring collection. Chanel's Illusion d'Ombres (cream shadows) and Glossimers (lip glosses) are calling to me with their siren song, as are Tom Ford's lippies, quads and contour palettes (however exorbitantly priced!!!). I love YSL lippies, so I wish the new colors got some love here at Sephora. Oh, and while we're on the subject, ByTerry and Chantecaille wouldn't hurt, either! I adore both, and don't own nearly enough of either!
I went to sephora today and a very sweet lady gave me a free full on facial. She asked me if I could give her a shoutout on sephora's website, but I didn't realize, until now, that I don't know how to give a shoutout. She said it will give her points and I would love to give her those points since the facial was free and I couldn't pay her. Please let me know how to give her a shoutout!
I was thinking about the number of highlighters I have and then I wondered 'what's my total haul over time?' So I added everything up... 5 Foundations 15 Blushes 2 Concealers 3 Bronzers 9 Highlighters 2 Finishing powders 195 Eye shadows (15 singles, 113 in palettes, 57 in customizable palettes, and 10 pencil shadows) 60 eyeliners (51 liners, 3 double ended liners, 2 liquid and one rim liner) 2 Brow gels This is all active makeup - not stuff I've set aside for maybe trades, and does not include any backups. I forgot to count my lip stuff, I will have to do that later! What do you have?
yesterday the tragic new struck that malayasia airlines flight from Kuala Lumpaar to bejjing,china had absolutely disappeared off the radar and has not been seen or heard of. this absolutely kills me. I cant imagine the terror or distress these family's feel, all they want to know is if their loved ones are safe, or moved on with god. all I've heard today is "they are gone, its impossible otherwise" I keep believing they are going to be okay but my parents doubt is killing the hope inside me. you cant give up hope, no matter what.pray everyone please just do this please just pray for these people to be safe. there were 239 people on board including infants, im just hoping that they made an emergency landing in the water and they are on a little raft all together and comfortable. Whenever I travel I get on that plane knowing that everyone telling me "its impossible, for it to crash" "highly unlikely" I cant even believe that this plane has gone down We need to have hope and faith and god needs to know this is not there time to come with him, please let these people go and live on this earth until it is time for them to leave,they don't deserve to leave like this. please everyone pray. if it comes to be that this tragedy has become real please just pray that it was quick and there was no fear in their minds.
Hello beauties!! I just wanted to wish you all a beautiful Women's Day today! It is time to celebrate our inside and outside beauty... because we are ALL beautiful!!! Have a wonderful day ladies! And don't forget that you are amazing and beautiful!!!
I got my Nordstrom card online and I couldn't resist using it right away on makeup. I've heard a lot of people rave about Nordstrom's and how much better they are than Sephora but I need details! So far, they have the standard 3 free samples that don't look any different than Sephora's but their rewards program is a bit on the high side. I think they said 2000 points puts you on the lower level. But anyway, I bought a whole bunch of Burberry lipsticks and eye shadow palette as well as my standard 5 million Nars products that I've never purchased before because I didn't think the colors were right but Nordstrom's color charts seem to be better than Sephora's. More true to color but I may be wrong. I even picked up a MAC lippie.. But I've never tried Burberry before so I wanted to get the opinion of those who use it. I picked up 3 of the Velvet Matte lipsticks and the Soft Satin lippie. I also picked up the Beauty Complete Eye Palette. While it is expensive, is it worth it? And I was eyeing some Tom Ford's. How is that?
Hey Ladies, I'm just curious what you personally prefer, natural makeup look or makeup with extra color/pop? Also, which do you think guys/your boyfriend prefer? This is totally just for the fun of it!
Beware this is pic heavy! This is an unfiltered-terribly-shot-photo pictorial.... No sun today, it was rainy so you get the icky flash...There are some funky eyeball shots in here... continue if you dare *evil laugh* *Okay, nekkid eye -gross. Lets prime those bad boys with TooFaced Shadow insurance. Next cover that nekkid lid with a base- I chose Nyx jumbo eye pencil in milk.... blend it all out. *Start in the inner corner with yellow (brands don't matter any one will work), pack on turquoise in the middle and navy in the outer end. I make a v because i'm funky like that. Next I took a thin shadow brush, turned it sideways and start working inward. *After I put down my navy shade I went back over and packed on more color and used my little spongy friend to blend the colors together. I mostly just took the teal color and patted it gently in the transition areas- I didn't smudge them together, just touched the applicator gently and applied the teal until they were blended. * Now for the purple.....(pat-pat the color and tap-tap on the desk to knock off extra) I loaded my brush with color and put the brush down once on my lid. Then I made a swish with the color that was on my lid. I just kept gently working until I had the color blended down to the navy color. *back and forth 400 times ought to do it*.....I used the brush and my spongy friend to blend. *White goes in the brow bone area, and a big fluffy brush blends them all together. (because colors are happy when they get blended) *Now its time to give the bottom lid some love. Same color pattern as the top. I used my finger to blend them because all the sudden I have gotten lazy. *Top the lashes with a line of liquid... lining the waterline and tightline with a waterproof pencil. Do not get all panicky when you and your liner have an argument. We will fix wonky bugger later.... *Clean up the tail with a q-tip, curl those bad mama-jamma's, pop on some mascara, and apply some entirely awesome falsies. Because as bombshell says, they can make you conquer the world. *wink* *Now, I decided that I didn't have enough pink on so I adjusted the color. I straightened out that argument me and my liner had and added glitter to the brows.... (because glittery brows make you fancy) Aaaaand VOILA! There you go! Before and after: Products used: Toofaced shadow insurance Nyx jumbo pencil in milk *drumroll......* Wet-n-wild palette in "poster child" (yes its true!) Sugarpill shadows 2am (purple) and tako (white) Kat von D tattoo liner Marc Jacobs highliner Red Cherry lashes #82 Armani eyes to kill mascara Urban Decay glitter liner in distortion My cheap little spongy buddies and some random brushes. It doesn't matter what kind----any will do. and omg- now you have the longest post in the entire history. Thanks for looking! xoxo Calamity~
I'm not sure about this but I think my crush likes me! He finally came back to school after 3 weeks! He's messaged me several times on Facebook this past week (without me messaging him first) as well. The day he came back I was wearing a mix of MAC Heroine and Punk Couture on my lips and he told me he liked it a lot, it was really bold and daring (in his eyes) and not a lot of girls can rock purple lips. I also caught him staring at me again. I noticed every time I did, his ears would turn red and he would look away really fast. I don't really talk to anyone in our Ceramics class since I am very shy unless they ask me for help or if they need something. We hung out once outside of class and got to know each other a little bit. What do you ladies think?
I know similar posts have gone around....but when do you know your stash of make up/ skin care/ body care is a bit....ummmm....well-stocked? I know mine is because my sister stayed with us for a weekend and went to grab a towel out of the linen closet and says "geeze...you must be a philosophy consultant or something!" Haha...made me laugh, but I went through my stash and handed her a bunch of stuff to try...now she's in love with philosophy too!
Guess What ? I am ALMOST a VIP ROGUE !!!!!!! ~ ONLY 127 Points to go!!!!! lol Anyone else have any happy, exciting, but personal excitement that is more than likley pointless to anyone else on our SEPHORA BOARDS !!!!
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!!
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!