A place for the Canadian peeps to post deal, events, news and anything beauty related! Previous thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/The-Cana dian-Peeps/m-p/814937#M43578 LINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN BT THREADS What's new on the Canadian site today http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-Ne w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948 Promo codes for Canadians http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-ACTIVE-CAN ADIAN-PROMO-CODES-LIST-1/td-p/2147005 Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Sephor a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604 FYI: Sephhora now has a Canadian FB account and a Canadian IG account! ps wanna join some fun outside BT, PM me for details
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. Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting. 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 ...
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. _____________ SWATCH REQUEST THREAD HERE: http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212
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
I know Friday barely started and there are so many good deals out there, let's share what we all got! So far I've only ordered two pairs of boots from Torrid and some cute underwear from Victoria's Secret. What did you guys buy?
Just posted to Trendmood's Instagram. It looks like it starts Dec. 2 for VIB and VIB Rouge. $25 off $50 for Rouge $20 off $50 for VIB $15 off $50 for BI (Starts Dec. 3rd) Ends Dec. 14, one time use. Let's try to keep it positive and stay excited for this sale. Yes, it starts the same day for VIB and VIB Rouge, and yes the dollar off difference is only $5, but Sephora is not obligated to do any of this. If you feel like it's not enough of a Rouge perk, then don't participate in the sale and take your business elsewhere. We all clearly love beauty products, and saving money on them is nice too, but the complaints take away from the fun those products are and the joy they bring us. Speaking if products, I will need to really think about what I'm picking up! I have three or four things spinning in my head...
It is officially Christmas 2015!! Christmas Secret ELF is Happening Now We are currently Shopping! 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! 4 NEW things for X-elf Spoiler (Highlight to read) Everyone but a few BT’ers who are participating in X-elf are veterans. Changing it up a bit to accommodate the ‘secret’ format. 1. No pairings. Secret Santa style. Communication will be by email if you choose. 2. The blind draw will be more flexible. I will only group participants by states or Canada. 3. Since this is Christmas ELF the gifting is completely open. Can gift local and non-local as well as beauty items, etc. Keep this in mind when you fill out your preference list. 4. Gift Amount $25 + Shipping + 3-5 New DS I am sure we all have a pretty large personal stash, therefore, I am recommending people add 3-5 NEW deluxe samples as an EXTRA gift. Everyone but a few BT’ers who are participating in X-elf are veterans. Changing it up a bit to accommodate the ‘secret’ format.1. No pairings. Secret Santa style. Communication will be by email if you choose.2. The blind draw will be more flexible. I will only group participants by states or Canada.3. Since this is Christmas ELF the gifting is completely open. Can gift local and non-local as well as beauty items, etc. Keep this in mind when you fill out your preference list.4. Gift Amount $25 + Shipping + 3-5 New DSI am sure we all have a pretty large personal stash, therefore, I am recommending people add 3-5 NEW deluxe samples as an EXTRA gift. X-elf SCHEDULE Yes, it is early to take advantage of Black Friday specials, avoid seasonal shipping delays and accommodate personal holiday schedules. Sign Up- CLOSED Secret ELF draw- 11/20 Shopping- 11/20-12/6 Shipping- 12/7-12/14.... Box must arrive at final destination NO later than 12/14!!!! BT Show & Tell- 12/7-12/15 Theme: Stocking Stuffers......O' what fun!!! Spoiler (Highlight to read) The Challenge Buy, decorate or make a Stocking and stuff it with goodies from the preference list. The ChallengeBuy, decorate or make a Stocking and stuff it with goodies from the preference list. Secret X-elf Guidelines Spoiler (Highlight to read) I listened and made X-elf secret style! I know y’all are the good bunch, but these are the guidelines for this round. Please follow the rules and nobody gets hurt! ;’) 1. Communicate by email if you have any questions about the Preference List. 2. Stay in communication and agree to ship together! 3. Due to the fact that this round takes place during the busy Holiday season, I will not be able to send a box if you don’t get one. If someone needs to drop out during the game, I will not assign a new ELF. It is too complicated with the secret format and random draw. Play at your own risk. ***Sign-up only if you can 110% complete this round. See the X-elf Schedule!*** 4. If something does happen and you can’t complete X-elf, I highly suggest you take 10 minutes to email your Elfie a $25 Sephora gift card. Send me a PM and I will help you! If case of an emergency: PM me, ASAP! I listened and made X-elf secret style!I know y’all are the good bunch, but these are the guidelines for this round. Please follow the rules and nobody gets hurt! ;’)1. Communicate by email if you have any questions about the Preference List.2. Stay in communication and agree to ship together!3. Due to the fact that this round takes place during the busy Holiday season, I will not be able to send a box if you don’t get one.If someone needs to drop out during the game, I will not assign a new ELF.It is too complicated with the secret format and random draw. Play at your own risk.***Sign-up only if you can 110% complete this round. See the X-elf Schedule!***4. If something does happen and you can’t complete X-elf, I highly suggest you take 10 minutes to email your Elfie a $25 Sephora gift card. Send me a PM and I will help you! If case of an emergency: PM me, ASAP! The kinda Blind Draw Spoiler (Highlight to read) Check out all the Cali Elfies! Check out all the Cali Elfies! I sent out PMs with your Elfie's info on 11/21. If you did not get a PM, contact me. Thanks! The Secret Elves!!! 1. desertdancer 2. Gwenhwyfar (Co-Host) 3. meganlisa 4. MrsLisha 5.TriesToBoClassy 6. Sprytely 7. etscore1 8. Jen143xo 9. Bea0t 10. Missey1973 11. mixe 12. darkiceis 13. spotspotcat 14. MK89 15. lipstick4soul 16. BrideSona 17. Anne322 18. Zpsid91 19. Libelllules 20. rachelhill 21. Jeff 22. Pixiedust2 -CLOSED Important I noticed that a lot of y'all use your name for the email. If you have a question you can do 2 things to remain anonymous. - Post an OPEN question and hope that your Elfie replies. - Or, PM Gwenhwyfar (she has the Master List) or Desertdancer and we can ask for you!
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!!!
++ This Box is Closed.++ Hey ladies! Let's get ready to have some fall/winter fun! The box will go out the week of October 1st. Here are the members for this TSB and the current box order: Mrsbaine MochaPJ (CDN) knuevekm zpsid91 Talinder GreenChilli Libellules michelleshops SuzeAlex Heartsmyface (CDN) GreenPorchLights TheSocialQuota TSB Rules: Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte. Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box. Trade full sized items for full sized items. If a full size item you’d like to add is over 8oz or is bulky, share it with the group prior to your trades to gauge interest. If someone is interested in this item, it may be included. Keep the box balanced. If there are a lot of skincare items, add items from a different category if you’re able to. Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks. Before you seal and mail the box, you need a majority, including the next person in the box’s OK on the trade. If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group. Do not include duplicate items unless there is specific interest. Take a picture of the complete contents of the box when you receive it. This will help us all keep track of what’s in the box and can help influence our own decisions for entry. the box should be moving to the next participant after 3 business days. Courtesies: Don't put in anything unsanitary! (i.e. used lipgloss, used liquid lipstick, used cream products, used mascara) Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shipping Include close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc. No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participating Don't swatch items from the box - this is a hygienic precaution that we must take as a lot of people will be handling these items Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box Sanatizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water. Must post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback. Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! Not allowed in the box: Pre-made samples Drugstore or lower end items Heavily used items (except for perfume) Swatching items in the box Any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized. Large or bulky items unless there is interest No duplicates unless they are high end or highly sought after products Mail Tracking All participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt. At the start of the box, each participant should PM the person who will next receive the box to determine shipping details. These shipping details should be confirmed again by PM before sending out the box. When specifying shipping instructions, choose the option that optimizes both the security of the box and timely retrieval, whether that means having the box shipped to a workplace to ensure a signature, to a PO Box, etc. Each participant is responsible for notifying box the box leader, as well as the participants before and after them, should their availability or instructions change. A box participant suggested that we each include a unicorn that we may have in our collection. I think this is a good idea! Perhaps we can each tell each other a unicorn we're looking for and if we have to, we can change the order. At the end of the box, the remaining contents, after I pick, will go to Believe in Tomorrow, a Baltimore based Charity that services families whose children are in treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Let's have fun ladies!
Feeling sad that the November sales are over? I know we have BF/Cyber Monday deals to look forward too as well. But since we have to wait for the preview yet (I believe this Friday via the Sephora to Go app) I thought we could get excited about December! Tell us below what you plan to get in December? Maybe one item you missed out this month on with the sale? Maybe a mini haul?! A regret you are still lusting over? Do tell...... =D For myself, I maybe plan to get a Viseart palette or an Hourglass Powder (would be my first one ever) and hopefully just leave it at that. Just one of an item that I have been wanting forever and I will wait it out for December to get it! Maybe even an impulse buy, who knows...
Now that Thanksgiving is over for everyone, I AM SO READY FOR CHRISTMAS!!! I wanted to start a thread about Christmas, and ask you to share a few things about yours and how you celebrate. 1.)What is your fav christmas song/Verson? Baby its cold out side-Jayme Dee & Aman Alem Cover 2.)What is a family tradition your family does? We have the same breakfast of Eggs Benedict every Christmas, the last 30+ years. (Before my time) 3.)What is the most popular snack around your house? Cookies, so so many cookies. 4.)What is your fav holiday treat or dish? (If you went to a christmas party what would you bring) Ill have to come back 5.)A holiday picture that makes you smile. 6.) Anything thing else you want to share! This is one of my fav photos, of my rescue Snowbunny. Inspecting her first Christmas tree <3
I have some deluxe samples and foils in my stash that I'm not using and would like them to go to a new home! This round will be short so that we can hopefully get everyone some new goodies before the new year! SIGN UP IS CLOSED. PM ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE NEXT ROUND. GENERAL RULES MUST be VIB with at least 100 hearts or someone from a previous TSB who can vouch for you (or positive feedback on another website). Open to US residents only (except Hawaii and Alaska). Sorry Canadians, but it's too expensive to ship and with the holidays, I'm sure USPS will already have delays. This TSB is for deluxe samples, trial samples and foils ONLY. Full size products are NOT ALLOWED. Put in equal to or more than you what take out. Monetary values aren't needed since these are sample sizes, but do take brands into consideration, i.e. don't take out Chanel samples and replace with tarte. WHAT TO INCLUDE & NOT TO INCLUDE Do include deluxe samples, trial samples and foils. Do NOT include used items - this includes items that have been swatched. ALL ITEMS MUST BE BRAND NEW! Do not include duplicates unless they are high end or skincare. Members are encouraged to post their ISO list in the thread and duplicates for any of those items are allowed. Any item that is a liquid should be placed in an individual plastic/Ziploc bag in case it leaks. the Place all items in the larger plastic/Ziploc bag according to category. MAILING RULES MUST be willing to ship everything in a First Class Large Flat Rate Box which costs $17.90 according to the USPS website. (Cheaper if you do it through PayPal - only $15.80) MUST be able to ship box out within 3 days of receiving. This will help us move faster and ensure everyone receives the box before the new year. If you cannot ship within 3 days, send the organizer a PM explaining why and include an estimated ship date. Post one photo of what you take out and list the products you are removing from the box. Post a separate photo of what you are putting in the box and list the products. Foils don't need to be listed unless you want to or if you're adding a foil someone specifically requested. Before you seal and send the box, you MUST have at least 2 people approve it - one of whom MUST be the person you are sending the box to. Tracking #s are REQUIRED and should be included in the price of the Flat Rate box. When the final box is mailed back to me I will either donate the items to my local women's shelter or use them to start another round - whatever the group decides. STATUS OF OUR BOX 1. blondesluv2shop - mailed 11/21 2. KirstenAnneH - received 11/23; sent USPS # 9505513187905329192541 3. JazaChai 4. TopazBeth 5. dolceloure 6. kimmy326 7. makeupobesessed
I thought it'd be fun to create a thread where we share our 'mask faces'! I'd love to see how lovely & silly you all look with masks on It'd be great if you mention the name of the mask you are using as well! I'll start things off! Tonight I am using the Lush Magnaminty mask
Okay, so I don't judge people on their make-up. I don't care if they wear blue eyeshadow or have purple lipstick, if they like it, good for them! BUT. That is because what happens on their face, doesn't affect me. As long as they are not offering me unsolicited advice or being generally mean then we can get along. BUT TESTERS. Oh gosh. Testers are supposed to be there for anyone to use, but sometimes people don't use common sense and thus testers are ruined for everyone. So I want to know. What's your best (er, worst) tester horror story? Whether you had a bad reaction to a tester, saw something gross happen to a tester, or something else tester-related, I am weirdly intrigued by other peoples' experiences with this. haha. Let's hear them!
If you see something awesome in the Sephora sales section, let us know. Sometimes items sell out quickly, so they get buried in other threads. Even if I check multiple times a day (and I sometimes do), you may check at a different time and find stock on items I missed (and vice versa). It seems like stock is often updated around 9am Pacific, but that is not always a given. If you find something on sale not listed in the sales section, please list that here as well. Share your Easter Eggs with us. Thanks!
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.
The deals are gone (I totally sang The Thrill is Gone as I wrote that)! Just kidding. They found a new home where the whole thread loads: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/DealsTooGood toPassUp/m-p/2052410#M39307
Packing up beauty products for Thanksgiving weekend requires thoughtful planning. We’ve gathered some travel-friendly essentials that’ll leave you with a holiday-ready glow. Throw these into your overnight bag or luggage to look polished and bright during this weekend of travel. –Lauren P.
Formula X Alchemy II
Get holiday ready with Formula X’s Alchemy II nail polish in this champagne rosé shimmer hue. Its micro-glitter base and festive shade will compliment any Fall outfit. Just coat it onto your nails for a gilded, copper nail look with a smooth finish.
Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
Beat the drying effects of airplane travel with Tatcha’s Gold Camellia Beauty Oil. Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it keeps you moisturized, while the karat gold flecks instantly deliver a natural glow. Use it on your face, hair, and body to hydrate your skin, achieve silky hair, and decrease the look of your skin’s redness. You’ll grace every Thanksgiving get together with pure radiance.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Ombré Obsession Face Palette
Bring a healthy flush to any skintone with this versatile and pigmented blush palette. Create unexpected, glowing blush looks with its cornucopia of ombré shades, four single blush colors, and a universally flattering luminizer. Believe us… you won’t want to leave home without it!
I did search and didnt see a general place for rants and raves, and well I have a rant! So here we go. I thought this would be good to have, because I know with black friday days away, there is gunna be a few. RANT- I searched and searched online for the best deal for a Clarisonic because I wanted one for myself and one for my mother. I found the best deal on the Shopping network. So, I went ahead placed the order. Good to go. Wake up, to an email saying hey, we tried to call you, we cant process your order please call us. I had no missed calls so first off, no you didnt. So I call, say hey whats up. They double check all my info and say okay were good to go. Cool. I wake up YET AGAIN!! TO the SAME email. I am thinking to myself this cant be right, must just be from before, but I had better call. Sure enough again "we need to check your info" so I do the same thing ALL over again. Explaining wtf, I just did this yesterday. They say they dont know why it happened again. Is all my info right? Uh..Yeah?!? Eye roll. So I say just cancel the order, and I will try again with a different card. So I do just that. (I say so a lot, and am being mindful to not say like every 2 seconds) Get the conformation, aces. NOW AGAIN!!! I get the SAME effing email. I am so so upset. I call, get a rep who just wants to fight with me, keeps telling me to call my bank..CALL MY BANK FOR WHAT? I have been online shopping for YEARS honey, not only that ALL week for christmas. Leme tell you, the issue is NOT my card. So she put all the info again and I am just crossing my fingers that it goes through this time.
I know it's early... like way early but I've seen a few items posted on different sites that have an early 2016 or spring release date. Need a place to share this info So let's share here whatever new product you come across
OFF-TOPIC thread devoted to just The Walking Dead-- Anyone who loves the show is welcome to geek out about it here!! Let's talk about past OR present story lines, theorize, ask questions about things we might not have understood, grieve for lost characters, explain what makes us fans, show off TWD-related merchandise, etc. Oh and memes of course! We should probably try to use the SPOILER TAGS in here when talking about story lines so we don't accidentally ruin anyone else's "viewing experience"! (FYI the spoiler button is at the top of your post box, the circular symbol right after ABC) First, I just want to say how I came to I love this show. I am not generally a fan of zombie stuff (well, I liked the original Dawn of the Dead, but I think that's because I got to fantasize about living in a mall!) It was season 2 or 3 when I accidentally got hooked. Some friends of mine without cable asked me to DVR the show for them, so I did for a few weeks. I'd planned to just busy myself otherwise when they came over to watch, but I wound up having a nasty flu the night they finally showed up and I was glued to my recliner. I thought I'd just close my eyes and sleep, but I was sucked in from the start, and since I'd missed a season or two, I kept pausing it to ask my friends questions "Why is he.." "How did that...?" Then I went back and watched all the previous stuff to be caught up, so I kinda watched it Pulp Fiction-style. The story lines are so complex and intriguing that you don't even notice the gore after a (very short) while. It's more suspenseful than scary, and also sad, and funny, and more than anything: heartwarming (yes, really). It's really all about survival and how people fight to live (and save their loved ones) even when there's really not much to live for. (I suffer with severe depression and other issues, so that is the part that kinda inspires me most of all.) Doesn't hurt that Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus are so hot, either. SO ANYHOOZ.... Regarding the most recent episode from 2.16.14: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Anyone else think Lizzie is one evil little kid? My gawd, I seriously thought she was going to suffocate baby Judith the other night. And after seeing her cut up the rabbits, I'm pretty sure now she was the one feeding rats to the walkers at the prison, and doing other weird stuff with them. Anyone else think Lizzie is one evil little kid? My gawd, I seriously thought she was going to suffocate baby Judith the other night. And after seeing her cut up the rabbits, I'm pretty sure now she was the one feeding rats to the walkers at the prison, and doing other weird stuff with them. Spoiler (Highlight to read) My boyfriend actually thinks that it was LIZZIE who killed Karen and David at the prison, and Carol took the heat for her since she's been sort of a mother figure to her. Seems legit, actually. My boyfriend actually thinks that it was LIZZIE who killed Karen and David at the prison, and Carol took the heat for her since she's been sort of a mother figure to her. Seems legit, actually. Spoiler (Highlight to read) At any rate, I'm really glad Carol's back, I was actually mad at Rick for sending her away. At any rate, I'm really glad Carol's back, I was actually mad at Rick for sending her away. Spoiler (Highlight to read) I really wonder if everyone will be reunited or if things are going to split into like 4 different story lines now. I really wonder if everyone will be reunited or if things are going to split into like 4 different story lines now. Spoiler (Highlight to read) And who are those new bad-azz looking people!? SO EXCITING!!! And who are those new bad-azz looking people!? SO EXCITING!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh glad I got all that out. What say other fans? Why do you love this show? What do you think is going on/will happen?
I signed up So basically I just search "sephora" and then once I click the link that takes me to the sephora website... Im good? I can shop, add to cart and then checkout and bam. Done? Ebates complete? Lol.
Happy Thanksgiving to all you beauties here on BT! May you have a wonderful day of peace, relaxation and fun with friends and family. (And be sure to come back here and show your hauls from today and Black Friday beauty shopping).
I am a book lover! I would rather read than do anything else! So just outta curiosity, What are you ladies (and gentleman) reading? What's your favorite genre? I just finished Blood Vivicani by Beckett And I am starting a reread of The song of Ice and Fire (the game of thrones series) My favorite genre by far is horror and Fantasy.
I get so lost in the longer threads... Since some of the holiday stuff has gone out of stock (with indications that they will come back in stock) I figured I'd start a thread just for items that come back in stock. UD Spectrum, KVD La Vida Loca, YSL black red, Disney mirrors, D&G Sophia Loren, etc. I'll post every few days so the thread doesn't disappear but if you see something back in stock please add it here!!! Then, we won't all need to stock the individual items and threads.
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies! (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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 !