I'm taking a trip to Italy with a friend and I had a couple of things I wanted to ask about. First, any suggestions about shopping for beauty products?? Definitely Italian brands, but also other brands that aren't easily found in the U.S. (ex: Inglot, Yves Rocher are already on my list)...and I'm definitely up for trying low and high end brands! Also, any specific stores to check out? And if so, what types of products do they carry? For example, I've been trying to do some research on drugstore equivalents there, b/c I don't think it works the same way, having Walgreens/CVS type stores where they sell everything from candy and medicine to makeup and school supplies. Does one just go to the grocery store to find low end makeup? Are there specific chains you'd recommend? I feel like I should know this, I've been to Europe multiple times...just never thought to do any cosmetics shopping! :-/ Also: My friend who's coming with me has a b-day coming up, so her gift is going to be Italy/travel themed! (complete with red, white and green tissue/gift wrap, and a box of pasta ) And part of the gift is a cosmetics bag full of travel-sized toiletries. So far, I've put in shampoo, conditioner, face wash, face towelettes, body wash. Any suggestions for additional products? I can squeeze in one or two more minis in there, and I feel like I'm forgetting some other beauty essentials.... (well, there's a razor, but um..I don't feel comfortable gifting that, lol) I'm also getting her an NYX Love in Florence eye shadow palette, but I don't want to include any other makeup beyond that -- she's not much of a makeup wearer. Suggestions? Ideas? Grazie!
1. I got the soap and glory sexy mother pucker XL extreme plump collagen lip shine with collagen love this and I 2 .I got Too faced color bomb in candy 3. bareminerals free samples in PERFECTIOn promo code 4. free perfume and hair care samples
So we all like makeup, but there are some of us out there who also do other things as well, including playing instruments. I am curious and therefore, I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone on here plays a instrument out there. If so, come and share with us and tell us why you choose that instrument. 1. Mandolin - Not to be confused with an orange (seriously, I get it a lot of that from people). It is also not a mini guitar (yes, that too). For those who don't know, a mandolin is a cross between a fiddle/violin and guitar. I am actually just beginning to learn it but the reason why I learned it is because I wanted to try something similar to a guitar but different. There are too many people who play guitar and therefore, I wanted to play something cool that wasn't a very well known instrument; something unique. I ended up with the mandolin. Although I am just beginning to learn it, I am learning it rather quickly (all thanks to my violin background). The only thing I am seeming to have trouble on is the strumming, which I will get used to once I practice some more. So far, it is enjoyable and I can already play Hot Cross Buns on it (day 1). I am also able to tell which note is off and which one is dead on. As for the type of mandolin I own, it is a Gibson A-9. 2. Violin - I've actually been playing it for seven years and therefore, I am pretty advanced on it. This instrument had helped me to learn the mandolin. To be honest, I really did not want to learn violin and was sorta forced into it but I grew to love it as I played it more. Perhaps it was because it challenged my brain a lot more than the other instruments would have, due to the fact you are doing multiple things at once (bowing and fingering). What about you? What instruments do you know how to play?
Okay so some of you know I went out to Mexico. Reason was for a dentist appointment, everything was done yesterday and today i'm in pain (not excruciating, but I don't want to touch my face much still).. I went to MAC and Sephora for two reasons.. Russian Red and some eyeshadows. Both sephoras have the same eyeshadows for the new artist shadow MUFE so I just started looking at other stuff. I ended up buying 'The real steal' which comes with the benefit they're real mascara and the they're real push up liner. YES, I wanted to try it and I'm not paying extra money for the liner Anyway, I was headed back to where I had parked and a makeup beauty stand in the middle of the mall stopped me, mind you i kept saying no but they pulled me in with their hurried insistance? that even a word? I'm pretty sure the brush they used to appy their mineral foundation was dirty, but I was wearing my glasses so when I took them off reluctantly I couldn't really see. He was so rough when applying that know my cheek where I had work done hurts. I just told them thanks and I'll buy something tomorrow when I get paid. They even told me I should return my sephora stuff to buy theirs.. what? .. Anyway, the foundation he put was like two shades darker than my skin. What was he thinking? Geez. One thing is other kiosks trying to lure you in, but when it's makeup ones.. ugh.
I know "they" say you're supposed to replace them every 3 months, but how often do you really replace them? Confession: I haven't changed mine in 8 months. I rinse it with alcohol, but I haven't actually replaced it.
Hi everyone, Just read an article online about Undercover Colours . Its a company started by 4 guys who are working on developing a nail polish that will change colours to detect if someone at a party or a bar has slipped something in your drink in order to take advantage of you. From a news article: Students at the North Carolina State University have been working on a product to detect date **bleep** drugs. The drugs are typically colorless and odorless when passed to the victims. The new nail polish line called Undercover Colours, will be able to detect GHB, Rohypnol and Xanax – also known as the date **bleep** drugs. The nail polish will change colors, alerting the potential victim before ever sipping the offered drink. From their FaceBook stage: First of all, our product is not yet for sale. We are in the early development of our nail polish. One of our main priorities is to ensure that we develop a product that tests for a comprehensive set of drugs before we release it. Our proof-of-concept research has been very promising and we want to continue to build on this early success before we officially release a product in stores. Your continued support as we work through our research phase is not only appreciated, but crucial to our goal of developing the first effective deterrent to drug-facilitated sexual assault. I think its great that these types of innovative products are entering the Beauty world! What are your thoughts? PS. I don't know why BT won't let me post in any other section other than Acne. Sorry about that!
Hi @mylam ! I seen your post earlier but I am using a new tablet and trying to get used to it (used to a laptop), & struggling a bit over here! lol Anyway, I was trying to answer your post to hopefully you will see this and maybe it will help, or maybe someone has helped you already. Just in case is how I figured it as I would want someone to help me out! (Oh, and if you took your post down or moved it, sorry! Again new machine = struggles for me just for a hot minute so don't be upset just friend to help! ) SO, here is what I got : On the points tip, have you logged out then back in to your account on the web site? That helps most of the time. So, did you reach VIB in-store or on--line? Idk much about in-store shopping b/c I have only went once (due to the fact it is SO far away, I could literally buy a bunch of goodies for the massive [V6, 4Wheele Drive, Takes a lot of gas] amount of fuel I would use to get their & back home). Sad eye's too b/c I need a lesson or two.... or 5! hehe So when you reached VIB did you get one of the perks they are offering like the primers or oils, etc.? I don't remember what the VIB gift was but I know the VIB Rouge was a Bite mini lipstick and new cards (one for a facial/ makeover I do believe). Oh, that does remind me, the VIB gift was a card for like 20% off and a facial/ makeover! (Wow, I have a memory ! lol Did you get your 2 red card for 10/ 20 % off (think it's 20 and a makeover/ facial card)? Did you get you perk of choice? I am probably forgetting something but I do know the cards are correct (or close to correct w/ the %'s off, when it comes to VIB or VIB Rouge) & your VIB perk of choice or something like that. So, what did you leave w/ again OR receive via. shipping? Hope I helped some and if you didn't get your cards and so on just give Sephoraa call and they will take care of it I'm sure of it (if u shopped in - store and live along way away then they can probably mail it to you since it's your stuff for your new stat!) Good Luck and Again Hope this Helps !
Jozkid came to visit me today!! Yay! We went to the Maine Mall store and she got to see how completely awesome the team there is. I'm so lucky to have them as my "home team", and it was soo fun showing them off! I had a $25 giftcard and purchased two things. But here's my total haul: My total was 32 cents. Then we went to lunch. Yummerz. No pics of that sorry, I inhaled it all too fast. Now she's driving home and I hope she beats the tourists! I had such a great time, she's super duper sweet and FUNNY!!! Can't wait to meet up with her again sometime.
What are you reading? I'm dying to get into some good books! I recently cried all the way throughThe fault in our stars, started to read if I stay, and thirteen reasons why and realized I must've really in the mood to break my heart through the books I'm reading (don't get me wrong I LOVE crying!) but I would love some good suggestions that will and won't break my heart! Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction, sifi, self help, text book I just really am dying for autumn to curl up with my AC on full blast (shout out to all the floridians) with a blanket and good book!
Hi Canadian beauties, The Bay has Illamasqua products on sale and right now they are offering 6 free samples with any beauty purchase. No minimum C$ required and most of samples are really generously sized Deluxe size....To enable you I ordered Illamasqua Gel liner and Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora and I'm getting following free samples 1: Clinique take the day off makeup remover 2:Clarins cleansing cream 3:Clinique mild facial soap 4: Clinique chubby stick in curviest caramel 5: clarins eye serum 6: After sun protection cream Is it enough to enable you?
My dear, sweet hubby stopped off at an Ulta today to pick up an allusive Too Faced blush for me. In the bag was a flyer for the upcoming 21 Days of Beauty that begins 9/7. The 2 biggest things that caught my eye were:
Too Faced: Matte Smoky Eye kit with shadows, eyeliner & mascara 9/10 & 9/18
Urban Decay: Exclusive shadow box with 9 favorites and 3 new shades. 9/7, 9/19 & 9/27
There are no pictures but it also lists events for Benefit, It Cosmetics (with new brushed that are already online), Tarte with an exclusive Nude collection (doesn't say what though) and more. It says to check out Ulta but that page says 21 days event is over and to check back in the fall.
I'm getting so excited!
Alright - who's in and around the Bay Area? Where ya from? Whaddaya do? Where do you like to eat? (let's all be honest about this area's obsession over food) Is your rent as out of control as mine? Whaddaya got planned for the weekend?
Mine are: 1. Skyn Iceland "The Antidote Daily Lotion" 2. Estee Lauder "Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream" 3. Urban Decay "24/7 eye pencil" (in a variety of colors) 4. Tarte "Lipsurgence" (again, in a variety of colors lol) 5. Lancome Blush Subtil (in two colors)
Hello all! I recently spent enough to renew VIB through 2015. One of the perks is the 45 minute full makeover. I will be attending the wedding of a friend in a different state on Friday September 12th. I'd like to use my perk as my wedding day makeup. I am nervous about booking an apointment in a Sephora I've never been to before. I live in South Carolina and the wedding will be taking place in New Jersey. Do you think I should go ahead and try to book the makeover and just pack my own stuff in case it's a disaster? Can anyone here make a suggestion for a makeup artist I should request? The closest mall location is the Quaker Bridge Mall. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks friends
A few months ago someone stole the Drugstore Travelling I started. I was heartbroken. However Nishcakes decided to send me a box so that I would not feel left out. It was such a kind and thoughtful gesture!!! I was literally in tears after getting it. She definitely deserves an heart party!!!
Any ideas on what to do with gently used or swatched makeup? Until VERY recently I did not live near a Sephora, so I would buy stuff, swatch it, not like it, or like it but never use it, and never bother to send it back. (I was in Alaska) You can't sell "used" makeup on ebay, even if it was only swatched with a q-tip. So I have an accumulation of unloved makeup and no idea what to do with it, all past the 30 day return period. Anastasia contour pallet, Naked 3, Return of Sexy pallet, Kat Von D lipstick, and so on. Not to mention a whole box of samples I will never use lol. Any ideas?
My Kat Von D trunk is bursting at the seams. I just wonder how deep the drawers are ,do they look classy and will they significantly improve my organisation . Apparently there's an expensive one Kim Kardasion ( cringeing just writing her name!)..uses.. Any info or recommendations would be grea! Thanks ladies!
How about a little spin on "what are you wearing"? I'm putting myself out there right now with a not very flattering "before" and a much more forgiving "after." Come and join me in some transformation magic! Before: After: The Tools: