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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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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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  A few of the brands are on Sephora, some I've never seen before
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Hello, I have a question that maybe you could help me with. I've been into Korean skincare and cosmetics for YEARS now and all of a sudden the US is finally catching on to how amazing these products are. I have been using a 10-12 step Korean skincare routine for a long time and have recently gotten my friends on board. My question is, are there any selling or promoting opportunities available with such products ...similar to Avon, Mary Kay, etc.? I would LOVE to get my hands on a huge bulk order of Korean skincare goodies and help promote and sell the brands. I feel I'd be very successful because of my love and passion for K-beauty! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Roxanne Mori
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I am planning to have a revamp done for my parlour. I prefer the cabinets on the wall rather than the normal cabinet furniture. Would like to know more about them from those who have such cabinets in their parlours. Need help with the best custom cabinet makers and the type to go for (walk-in, custom, linen, reach-in) so that I can comfortably stack all the beauty productsand equipments avoiding cluttering. Any suggestions regarding lancaster cabinets and closets
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I've never really shopped at Mac Cosmetics before, but Sephora I'm more comfortable. I want to know some differences if any at Mac Cosmetics.  If someone who has worked or shopped there, i want your personal feedback. 1. Are customers allowed to try on their products (just to test it out) even if they don't like it afterwards? 2. Do they gladly give you a take home mini sample of a product your interested in? 3. Do they accept returns for products that have been slightly used? 4. Do they have a positive attitude when helping customers with makeup needs (help nicely and be friendly if you want to have more information) ? 
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We will be driving to Ontario, Canada for my cousin's wedding. Do you guys have any  recommendation which Sephora location to visit? A large mall, with maccosmetics store? Thank you so much in advance
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Recently I happened to read an article which says that copper in water can become toxic and increase the risk of many health disorders. It dilutes the blood vessels in the skin . I need guidance in this matter because I was planning to do a big revamp for my bathroom. I wanted to get copper or brass faucets from better living. I checked for the site too but couldn't find much info in this regard. Am I too sensitive and ignore such warning?
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Has anybody ever been to this event? I am going this week and I'm very excited but I am not sure what to expect! Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Okay ladies and gentlepeople,   My shaver has given up on me.  Called it quits, headed for the non hairy hills...LOL   I'm looking for a waterproof electric shaver for the bikini and underarm areas.     I'm a dark skin woman with coarse hair.  I use a regular razor for my legs BUT I have found an electric shaver works well on the other areas.   I'm looking at this as an investment BUT I don't want to spend a ton of $$$.   Anyone have any recs?  
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime cell phone and am on the hunt for a Kate Spade case that would fit that.   Anyone know of any?  
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Does anybody know if there are any Kate Spade Printable Coupons?  And I already know about the signing up via email and receiving 15% off.   But I am talking about any other ones that people are aware of.
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Has anyone had any experience with Ofra's customer service?  I want to buy several of their liquid lipsticks, but would hate to be stuck with one that I don't like. Are they good about returns?
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This may be my most random post. Any good websites or stores you know of that have good Tragus jewelry? Claire's bars are too long and I prefer 4mm or 6mm and something that's good quality. Spencer's etc.. Seem to have body jewelry but I haven't been impressed with Tragus jewelry and I have searched on EBay but I want to ensure that whatever I purchase is surgical Steele. Any places you trust for body jewelry? Thanks! 😀
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Hey all,   Yesterday, Ebates was having a 8% cash back vs their usual 4%. But it's still going on today! Take advantage while you can!  
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So Tarte seems to be having this new promo - LEAP DAY $10 off $50 $20 off $75 $30 off $100 Plus free CAD shipping over $25 orders! Now can someone PLEASE tell me if they've ordered from Tarte's site before and were charged duties in Canada?
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If you have a Tumblr blog, share it here so we can follow each other.    Here's my Tumblr : www.mint-cappuccino.tumblr.com    Let me know if you followed me with your username so I would check your blog out! 
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My absolute favorite thing to do on Instagram is to scroll through makeup looks!! I would love to follow any of you who do that kind of thing! I always can use some inspiration!! I also put up pics so if you are interested my name is destinybobestiny ! Look forward to seeing all the cool looks!
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SO rare their makeup mirrors are on sale till feb 14th! code love 14
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**I wrote this a while back but it kept saying there was profanity so it took me a while to find the one word that was preventing this from getting posted.**   To be totally honest, I really wasn't expecting to actually LIKE Formula X, let alone develop a major crush. I thought that Formula X, being Sephora's in-house nail polish brand, would be equivalent to bad drugstore nail polish. And that I wouldn't waste money on such nonsense.   And then, courtesy of Sephora and Formula X and BeautyTalk, I received a mystery package. You guessed it, it was Formula X's The System To Go (with colour shade Alive).   I told myself I had to try it because I wanted to be on the anti-hype train. But the opposite sort of happened. For a Xmas mani, I decided on trying out The System with that VIB Rouge Formula X renewal shade from who even knows how long ago. So this review is about everything except the colour in this set.   Cleanse: I thought this could be better. The brush was way too small but perfectly sized in all the other bottles. I thought it was essentially nail polish remover. It strips the nail of oils so that your base coat sticks right onto your nails. I could use the bottle of crappy nail polish remover I have sitting around for this instead of spending 13$ on a little polish jar. For the price, I expect to have a large bottle of it. Even my favourite OPI remover costs less.   Prime: I actually really liked this. It applied very well to my nails and it dried quickly (and clear). It did a great job of prepping my nail for colour application. The colour caught on to the base really well and wasn't streaky. I'm still wearing my mani but I'm hoping my nails won't be stained when I remove it. I think I like this as much as I love my all-time favourite Essie base coat!!!   VIB Rouge renewal colour: So I haven't tried Alive, which came with my set. I went for red because I wanted to have a Xmas vibe going on. The polish applied really well and stuck right onto the base coat with no hassle. It was even pretty darn opaque with just one coat. With two, it was perfect. No streaky mess. No bubbling! Yay! I have to say I really really love the polish.   Shine: I usually have very bad experiences with top coats so I wasn't expecting much. I applied two coats just to be sure that it was indeed "fast-drying". Which it actually turned out to be so yay! I didn't wake up with smudges or blanket fluff on my nails!! It sealed in the colour quickly and dried quickly and thoroughly, which is what I need in a so-called fast drying top coat. Also, no bubbles, which is a huge plus. It didn't do any of that weird shrinking of the polish stuff when it dried. I have the perfect mani. My all-time favourite top coat is Essie's Good To Go and this is the first time that any top coat has even come close.   I did my nails around 5-6 days ago and I only have slight chipping on the very edge of the nails that isn't visible. My nails still look like I just did them, except for the little bit where my nail has grown out lol.   All in all, I quite enjoyed this set a lot more than I thought I would. For some reason, my mother and I just had this impression that Formula X would be awful and we were both so very impressed with the performance of these polishes that we might actually start buying them.   The only con is the price point. I can get polishes with the same quality for a lot less. Formula X ranges from 13-18 and I can get Essie for 8-9 and OPI for 10. I just don't think it's feasible unless they have a very unique colour that I can't find elsewhere. The high price is a turn-off for me.   As for this set, it could have been a bit cheaper but was still a decent price if you are like me and didn't want to take the full plunge into the sea of Formula X. If you have nothing to lose, get the full-size version of The System because you save a lot more $$$.
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I had a bad injury and can't really go to school, and was wondering if anyone knew if this is actually a useful site? Is it sufficient enough to get lets say a job at sephora? Now I am aware that you do not need to be a certified MUA to work at sephora, but will it help, and with other job opportunities as well?
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Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope it's a great one for you!!!! 
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Okay Canadians what's going on for boxing day? Any deals out there we should know of? Anything exciting? ? Post away ...hopefully there will be some great deals to post!   And since we have had Black Friday in Canada does the US get boxing day or nah?
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I thought I'd make this thread to touch up on Korean skincare and beauty related things.  The Korean Skincare Routine is as follows (added spoilers for details) -Double Cleansing  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oil Cleanser (first) use this time to give yourself a mini facial massage then a water based cleanser to remove the oil and the grime not taken care of the oil cleansing Oil Cleanser (first) use this time to give yourself a mini facial massagethen a water based cleanser to remove the oil and the grime not taken care of the oil cleansing Exfoliators Spoiler (Highlight to read) for mechanical exfoliators, avoid walnut and apricot ones as they can create small tears in your skin. Sugar, jojoba beads, and oatmeal are gentler on the skin. good for normal to combination skin. chemical ones can go deeper to break down dead skin cells. for mechanical exfoliators, avoid walnut and apricot ones as they can create small tears in your skin. Sugar, jojoba beads, and oatmeal are gentler on the skin. good for normal to combination skin.chemical ones can go deeper to break down dead skin cells. Facial Oils Spoiler (Highlight to read) you can use these after exfoliating or toning. these can be used if your skin is feeling too dry and flakey. not for the more oily skin types you can use these after exfoliating or toning. these can be used if your skin is feeling too dry and flakey. not for the more oily skin types Toner Spoiler (Highlight to read) can restore pH and/or hydrate and fortify the skin. they prep your skin for the other products to come after. helps your skin absorb the heavier products better. avoid alcohol or witch hazel because they can dry out your skin. (cetyl or stearyl alcohol are beneficial)   can restore pH and/or hydrate and fortify the skin. they prep your skin for the other products to come after. helps your skin absorb the heavier products better. avoid alcohol or witch hazel because they can dry out your skin. (cetyl or stearyl alcohol are beneficial)   Face Mask Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sheet masks are popular in Korea as they are usually inexpesive and fun to use. TIP: popping them in the fridge before using them for a cooling treatment when its hot or humid.  Sheet masks are popular in Korea as they are usually inexpesive and fun to use. TIP: popping them in the fridge before using them for a cooling treatment when its hot or humid.  Essence Spoiler (Highlight to read) Usually believed to be the heart of the skincare regime  usually thinner and watery than serums and ampoules but also help hydrate, brighten, reduce visibility of wrinkles, firm, and even out the skin tone. pat over entire face. Usually believed to be the heart of the skincare regime usually thinner and watery than serums and ampoules but also help hydrate, brighten, reduce visibility of wrinkles, firm, and even out the skin tone. pat over entire face. Ampoules, Serums, and Boosters Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) They are typically the same thing and the difference between them are usually blurred. Generally thicker in consistency and more potent its used more as a target treatment.   They are typically the same thing and the difference between them are usually blurred. Generally thicker in consistency and more potent its used more as a target treatment.   Emulsions Spoiler (Highlight to read) an oil and water solution that is mixable. usually its a light moisturizer with droplets of oil. its so light that oily and combination skins are recommended to use it. an oil and water solution that is mixable. usually its a light moisturizer with droplets of oil. its so light that oily and combination skins are recommended to use it. Lotions  Spoiler (Highlight to read) used in between moisturizer. heavier than an emulsion and lighter than a cream. it should be suitable for every skin type used in between moisturizer. heavier than an emulsion and lighter than a cream. it should be suitable for every skin type Cream Spoiler (Highlight to read) more oil than water, richer and thicker. locks in moisture and nourishes the skin while sleeping so more suitable for night use. good for dry and aging skin types. more oil than water, richer and thicker. locks in moisture and nourishes the skin while sleeping so more suitable for night use. good for dry and aging skin types. Gel Cream Spoiler (Highlight to read) water based and lightweight. minimized clogged pores, better for oilier skin prone to breaking out and acne. absorb quickly water based and lightweight. minimized clogged pores, better for oilier skin prone to breaking out and acne. absorb quickly Sleeping Packs Spoiler (Highlight to read) usually called sleeping mask. not the cloth mask but a product used (usually in place of your night cream) at night while you sleep. gets slowly absorbs during the night while your body repairs itself. (10 pm to 4 am) usually called sleeping mask. not the cloth mask but a product used (usually in place of your night cream) at night while you sleep. gets slowly absorbs during the night while your body repairs itself. (10 pm to 4 am)   As for beauty/skincare, do any trends or products you like that you want to recommend? I like the Chosungah 22 lip tint and gloss duo. The tint is really pigmented and its a more gel consistency. 
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Because I was procrastinating while studying for finals, I stumbled upon the "pretty girls, ugly faces" posts on various websites.  Reddit has a subreddit for it.   It's HILARIOUS.  Examples here:    Not sure if any ladies would be interested, but I thought it would be fun for us to goof off a little after making ourselves gorrrgeous daaaaaahling.   (Oooooh, here's an idea, after you post in the "What are you wearing today" thread you can head on down here!  lol.)     I can start it off to break the ice.  Don't judge me.                 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Tell me I'm beautiful.      
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So for those of you that have been into makeup before the crazy social media hype around products/tools etc.., did you find products were better/worse? What kind of changes have you noticed and how do you feel having a massive 'beauty community' nowadays? Do you feel companies have listened to what consumers want?  Do you think social media, overall, has impacted positively/negatively and how so?   I feel social media has helped and other times products are so hyped and don't live up to the hype for me. I have learned many things online and with YouTube it's easy to do a full-face of makeup yourself. After enough videos, chatting on BT , and googling one becomes so knowledgeable and after some practice one even becomes a pro lol- for her(him)/self anyways!! I also know, on the other hand, that makeup prices are increasing all the time, and don't know if this is due to social media and product 'hype' or just the general cost of things overall...can't help but be curious   I personally wasn't into makeup until a couple years ago. I had never ventured into the makeup world prior, and often just wore eyeliner and would go about my day. The craziest I got with makeup was wearing mascara lol and even some blush.    Now I like to wear a full-face at times and at times, nothing. The only thing I haven't gotten into is wearing falsies. Other then that I love it all- from contouring, to highlighting and playing with different looks. I love looking dewy and having dat J-Lo glow ...A girl can never have too many lipsticks either...   So...what are your thoughts? =)
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Hi, I used my coupon and just realize that I need to get some more gifts so if anyone are using theirs, please send me a private message with the codes. It will be much appreciated.  p/s: please do not post the code in the comment since someone else may grab it before I can use it.  Thanks a lot.
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So, I am applying to law school and haven't been teaching as much. I miss teaching 2-3 classes a day! So, I thought maybe if anyone here has any questions about starting or continuing a yoga practice, I could fill my little void that way!   Background: I have been practicing for about 10 years. I am certified in kripalu yoga, which is more along the hatha (breath-based) tree. I wrote my college thesis on yoga and the community formed within and around it. I have also run races from 5ks to half marathons and ride horses, so any athlete/injury related questions around yoga I probably have some background to pull from.   So...any yogis in the house? :-)
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Just in case someone sees this and wants to go, I have an extra ticket for tonight. It starts at 8!
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I've been browsing the BeautyTalk forums for a while, but never posted (my apologies if this post is not formatted correctly!). As a lot of you may know the gift cards are coming for BI-VBI Rouge members very soon, so I thought now was the perfect time to share. If you download iBotta (a rebate app), you can get 10 dollars back from a 50 dollar Sephora purchase via paypal, venom, or even a Sephora gift card (they also have Starbucks, Best Buys, Amazon, etc). They usually credit me within a few hours. *Hint Hint* If you plan on spending 100+ dollars, break up your order so that you can maximize your cash (you just have to wait for the offer to pop up again). You can use my link to help get you started!    https://ibotta.com/r/mdroyyj