A while back I posted a thread about products or techniques that have changed your makeup, skincare or hair care. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Products -and-or-Techniques-that-Changed-Your-Makeup-Skinca ... On weekends I like to try new things, either products or techniques. Today in particular I had numerous epic fails. From one of my shadows shattering in the case (new, too, ugh) to a new BB cream providing zero coverage and actually turning my face red, to the second time this week cascading glitter all over my face from my eye shadow!! LOL I had to use makeup remover to take some stuff off it was so bad. Just wondering if anyone else experiences the same. I do like to change things up, but it doesn't always mean success.
Okay...here's the deal. It's time for me to make room for baby stuff for the new addition coming in April (Yippeee!!!!). I decided to take a look at everything I have but don't use anymore--and I have quite a few things. Most of the things I have and dont' use are because I love the products but my sensative skin won't allow me to use them. Here's my list: Bare Minerals eye shadows in: onyx (liner), mystery, denim, sugar plum and masquerade Buxom shimmer shadows in Beagle and Pug Make Up Forever Aqua Creme Shadows in Aqua Black and Shade 54 Sephora Shadows in midnight kiss, caroline's pride and armelle Bare Minerals Foundation in Fairly Medium, mineral veil and warmth make Up Forever HD Liquid Foundation in N130 (I think that's the sade number--it's a medium/light shade) VS Pro Bronzing Face Primer VS Tinted Moisturizer/Primer Delux Samples of: Sephora pin-up pink lip gloss (still in wrapper) Sephora Instant Moisturizer (never used) Kat Von D Powder Foundation in Medium 54 9Still in wrapper) Smashbox under eye primer (opened, but not used) Products that have been used: boscia clear complexion tonic Sephora Waterproof eye makeup remover Murad exfoliating acne treatment gel and spot treatment Boscia BB cream Fragrances--Full size bottle, most of them barely used: Georgio Armani Acqua di Dioia 1oz bottle and 3.4 oz bottle Ibiza Sol Urban Flowers Paris Urban Flowers London Pur Blanca- Blossom Just Play Philosophy You are Divine Philosophy Love Sweet Love U by Ungaro for her (Four 1.7 oz bottles, still in wrapper)--I love this stuff, but it doesn't love me back :-( Skin So soft Satin Glow Glow Gel (seven 6.7 oz bottle, still sealed) Full Size mark mascara in jet black Few misc eyeshadow colors and lotions Some of the products are used! I know that they are clean and all that...I never use my fingers for dipping into my make-up and I'm not including anything that is not hygenic...like used mascara! And...I'm giving all this away to whoever wants it. If you want it, PM me. but there are a few rules...I'm giving this away because I hope someone can use this stuff. I don't want any trouble and I won't be liable for anything--not that I'm not 100% confident that all these products are perfectly good and all that, but I don't want someone trying to sue me cause one of the lotions made them break out...ok. I'll ship to anywhere in the US, adn I'd like to get this to the post office on Thursday when I go mail out my Christmas presents. I will package everything very carefully and put anything liquid in ziploc bags. But I can't be responsible for any damage that might happen during shipping. I really, seriously just want to give this stuff to someone that can use it, without any trouble. And if there is anything about this post that is against the rules or guidelines, please let me know! I read through them and didn't see anything that would be, but I don't want to be banned from the most awesome forum ever!
Swatches really help me when I'm making purchase decisions so since I find the pinks and purples of the Naked 3 palette so appealing, I thought I would swatch the purples compared to existing Urban Decay products. I have the Naked 3 eye shadow palette AND the Naked 3 double sided liner. I swatched the purple liners I have: Tornando (exclusive to Ocho Loco 2), Delinquent , Ether , then Rockstar with Blackheart (Naked 3) and Darkside (Naked 3) liners. I also swatched the eye shadows Rockstar with Blackheart (Naked 3) and Darkside (Naked 3). For me, Rockstar has been one of my top liner and shadow colors, and I LOVE the Blackheart and Darkside colors, both as liners and as shadows, from the new Naked 3 line. Hope you find this information helpful!! (BTW, I swatched Blackheart first because in the palette it looks light it would be lighter than Darkside, but obviously that is not the case with the shadows!!)
This was mentioned on another thread as a tangent but I thought it deserved its own thread. Am I the only one who struggles so much when people ask what I want as gifts at this age (24). The only things I want/need are either in the super expensive or super cheap (socks, toilet paper) category. Gift cards I find super impersonal giving so I rarely ask for them. I feel super guilty asking for either. Am I the only one who has this struggle?
Did anyone else get sucked in to Ulta's cyber monday and still not even get a shipping notice? I never order from Ulta but they had some gifts I missed out on or didn't have at Sephora (the $10 Art of Shaving kit for my BIL, a $19 Bare Minerals kit for my SIL) and the free gift looked nice. I ordered just after midnight on sunday night/monday morning and it still says "order processing" and since it's been 5 days the pending charges aren't even on m CC anymore. I know other people are having the same issues because their Facebook page is blowing up and they sent an email out letting everyone know they are experiencing delays. They said it will still be here within 10 business days (which is really 2 weeks) but I am not confident my order will complete or have the free gift (if something is OOS it will mess up my christmas shopping because I thought I was done). I get it's shopping season, but in comparison, all my other holiday orders have been here for a few days. My Sephora CM order that I placed late on Monday got here Wednesday. My giftopia order was only 1 or 2 days behind, which wasn't bad at all. I'm on day 6 with Ulta. Anyone else having holiday shipping woes or get sucked into Ulta? I knew I was a Sephora girl before, but I can say with confidence now that Sephora > Ulta. Plus, Sephora's CS has always been good to me. Ulta doesn't seem to be handling this well.
So every year around this time I start watching Christmas movies. Some I own some I watch on TV. What are some of your favorites Christmas movies? Mine are: Elf A dog named Christmas Santa Claus the movie (this is an old one) Miracle on 34th Street The Santa Clause 1 and 2 On the 2nd day of Christmas (which I can't seem to find anymore) Updated... I forgot too many While You Were Sleeping Die Hard (1, 2, 3... might as well watch all 3 "originals") All I want for Christmas Christmas Vacation Home Alone Christmas with the Kranks The Family Man Toy Story (Favs are 1 and 3) Jingle All The Way. I love Arnold! Looks Who's Talking Now.
Looking to pick up a few lipsticks and maybe a lipglass from mac. Any awesome colour suggestions for me to google? lol thanks! (I'm willing to wear most colors except corals. And cooler tones look best on me I think)
So, I was thinking this morning about the sheer amount and variety of products Sephora has to offer, and the shipment times being so fast, how do they organize their cosmetics so efficiently? Item codes, brands, color shades? If you had a warehouse amount of cosmetics, how would you organize them?
If anyone is a fan of Game of Thrones? If you are looking for a cute Christmas gift, Think Geek has Dire wolf plush three versions (Ghost, Grey Wind and Summer). Think Geek seems to be the only site that has them, they are preorder, or backorder on every other site).
I can't throw them away because that's wasteful and can't recycle because of the perfumes. P.S. This is a light-hearted complaint. I know Sephora can't keep track if I've gotten the flyer or not. Can someone help with ideas on how to use these? I have one: lightly scent tissue paper for great smelling gifts.
I had to share with everyone how much a great help Ron at the rouge line was! Super friendly and efficient! YAY RON!!!! Some of the Black Friday deals were full price for Canadians and should have been 12$. Ron was super friendly in assisting me in getting a refund for the difference. Very pleasant to talk to!
Hi all beauties! I have been looking through google, blogs/reviews and youtube about this Conair curl secret. I was wondering if any of you have bought it and want to ask how you like it. It is kinda pricey for a curling iron. But is it really worth it? Thank you in advance!
I'm not usually one to butt into people's conversations or say anything to people, but I've noticed something and it's really been bothering me. I'm not here to offend anyone but I'm sure there will be someone who says that I'm ridiculous to post this. But anyways, I just want to put it out there. So this is to the people who complain about the FREE samples, and the Reward Cards. First off, I can't believe you're complaining about a free $20 off of $50... some ROUGE members were complaining about how they deserve more money off because they spend more in Sephora....no one is MAKING you spend that much. And if you can spend $1000 a year what's $20 off? Am I right? Also, to the people complaining about the free samples given out, at least they give out free samples? What if Sephora didn't give out any of these things? They give you these things as incentive to spend money in their store. I guess all I mean to say here is I think that you should just be grateful that they are giving these things out. A lot of stores don't give out any coupons or have deals like this.
There have been too many serious threads lately--let's start a fun one! If there was no dress code and no social norms, what look would you rock daily? I would wear glitter eyeshadow non-stop! Throwback to the Sephora 2009 holiday catalog!
Okay girls. Spill it. What are some of the weird things you do? Here's one of mine: I don't know if I'm the only one that does weird stuff like this but I have 'cart sitter' products in my cart. Stuff I wasn't going to buy but stuff that was over $25 so that I could set up whatever promo and/or perks I wanted for my next purchase and my three free samples. It's usually something from my loves list that I'm not ready to purchase yet. Then when what I do want comes along I add it to my cart and quickly remove the 'cart sitter' products and check out pronto. I am strange. I do know this.
Does any one else use Luvocracy? I'm kindof obsessed right now. It's like Pinterest where you can actually buy the products and also get a small credit if people buy from your Luvs (recommendations). My user name is Kandie Herrera, come find me or leave your user name as well. Just purchased the Beauty Blender solid cleanser with my credit! Hope it works wonders
I know Christmas isn't always about the presents. It's the family, the friends, the food, the spirit, and of course the ugly (yet fashionably cute) Christmas sweaters. I want to hear the goods. I want to hear what's on your list, because Santa will be checking it twice if you've been naughty or nice For example: My family consists of many siblings, so we usually make a personalized wish list with different price ranges to hand out to eachother. It makes gift giving easier, and well more personal to what the person wants. It may sound materialistic to some, but it's actually really helpful if you're into gift giving. Let's face it, we all do not want things that don't fit us, or that we're allergic too, or simply it's not our cup of tea otherwise it would go into the closet or quite possibly the next garage sale... So, what is everybody asking for this year? It can be one awesome thing, or many things. It doesn't have to be from Sephora either. I want to see pictures, so post 'em up ladies!
I've mentioned in other threads that UPS basically has no idea when my package will be available for delivery or pickup. The tracking has been updated everyday from out for delivery to exception since Tuesday. Now today there has been no activity with my package. I called them again today and was flat out told they have absolutely no idea when they will deliver my package and they have no information to give me. They even admitted that they've been processing and delivering new packages that come in and leaving the older ones behind in the trailers. This seems counterintuitive and counterproductive. Why not tackle the older packages first? Those packages arent just boxes. There are people expecting their stuff just like I am and shouldn't be swept to the side because no one wants to deal with those trailers. I get that its busy and probably thousands of boxes to get through but this is too much. Sad thing is i literally live right next to them and could walk there to get my package if it was actually available. Plus I just ordered again and asked CS at sephora if they could ship my package via USPS instead since I'm uncertain if I'll even receive the new one and they said no, after I placed the order I cannot make changes and that ups is their preferred shipping method I'm hoping the weekend gives them time to catch up and if I don't get my stuff by Monday, Tuesday I'm going to lose my ****
I check the sale section at least once a day. It's been pretty consistent for a while now, but today, wham!! Lots of great stuff! Snagged: Urban Decay Black Market liner set for $24 (that's $4 a liner, I'll split it up and it make great gifts when combined with some of the little shadow palettes I've bought!!) NARS nail polish in Disco Inferno for $5 A Nails Inc. nail polish for $5 (love their polishes!) Also got a gift for a relative who may know my login for BT so I won't list it here.
Christmas is 19 days away [EEK] and I know a lot of us are already in the throws of holiday shopping or about to start. So my question to you guys is, what are you getting other people for Christmas? May it be from Sephora or somewhere else. For my boyfriend I got him the Art of Shaving mini kit from Black Friday, a custom ornament, I want to get him something from Lush for his acne I just don't know what yet, and a video game as well as a new phone case are on the to buy list. For my bestie I'm got her a blush palette from Coastal Scents and I want to get her either the eye paint from NARS in Tartar, the lip pencil Never Say Never, or the chubby Punker eyeliner. My brother got Beats by Dre awhile ago just 'cause and I told him that was an early Christmas gift, but I may get him an iTunes gift card. My step brother I'm giving some money to towards his driving class. My step sister I got the Rihanna Hearts MAC lipliner and lipgloss in Riri Woo, debating if I want to get the lipstick or not. I was going to get my mom and LE Barbie, but she wants a JCPenny's gift card instead. My stepdad....money for his saddlebags or something Cowboys related. I have no idea what to get my real dad, probably something Cowboys related as well. @_@ I like buying gifts, my wallet doesn't, but I do. How about you guys?
Yayyy! I just got it! I set my alarm for 2AM CST, which is the equivalent of 12AM PST. It looks like it was probably up for quite some time, but I can't be sure. Anyway, I was able to order it. YAY! *Edit: It appears that it went live at 12PM CST, according to Sephora's facebook page.*
Hello my beautiful people!!! I just reached 2,000 hearts! YAY!!! And I got no shame, I am going to throw myself a Heart Party!!! Ain't no party like a Beauty Talk Party, cause Beauty Talk Party don't stop! (Yes, I am quoting Coolio ) I absolutely love Beauty Talk and I am so happy to call you all my Beauty Talk Family. Also, I am so grateful that BT has brought me closer to a few members that I am honored to call a true friend for life!! And everyone gets a pink Chanel cupcake!!! YAY!!! Love you all!!!
I found this company that is giving away an acrylic makeup box....to CANADIANS! super excited and wanted to share! I was looking at muji but with shipping not sure if its worth it and then found this! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid= 628068890573081&id=175612839152024
Okay so over the past few weeks I think I've watched one too many Hallmark holiday movies, animated shows and network specials. I have been all about the holiday decorations and have been scouring Pinterest for ideas. Over the past 2 days I've been feverishly gathering decorations, making a wreath, stringing ornaments and decorating my porch. For the past two days it looked like I was glitterbombed by one of Santa's elves. Who else out there has been decorating for the holidays? Here's what I ended up with.
I haven't seen questions posted in awhile, so I thought I'd throw some out there! 1. How do you feel about the Pantone Color of the Year (Radiant Orchid)? 2. Do you follow any beauty blogs? Care to share your favs? 3. Where are you in your holiday shopping (haven't started, done, halfway, etc)? 4. How many cousins do you have? Are you close to any of them? 5. Did you have any sort of calendar for 2013? What theme did it have?