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Fab Feb Hauls: TREAT YO SELF!
Alright - let's see 'em!
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wonderful haul! Cle De Peau's Concealer gets so many great reviews, and I'm virtually married to ELDW Light. I'm also quietly eyeing up Tom Ford Blushers, as I'm in blus... see post
What is up with all the Men fragrance samples in the checkout?
Is anybody else getting slightly annoyed with all the men fragrances at the online checkout? Right now 7 of the 12 sample options are men fragrances!?!? Why?   I know it is a free thing, a gift etc. But I am still a little annoyed atm and I figured you would understand. 
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
me too! :) hopefully they switch up sooner than later!  see post
Compliment Your Neighbor
I am having so much fun with Leah today.  Everyone (well the 10% or so who venture into no man's land, AKA off-topic) should have a little more fun.   So, let's play a game.  Game rules.  Compliment the person who responded before you.     The person has to have been the last one to comment.  That means once someone gives a compliment, a new person has to come along and compliment the LAST commenter.  We have to fight the urge to keep complimenting the same person, so everyone gets a turn.     You can comment more than once on the thread as long as your comment is giving a compliment only to the last person who commented.     To keep the timeline in order. Reply to the thread rather than the person (or your comment will go under theirs rather than over it).   *Added rule-  If multiple people happen to respond at the same time, you may compliment one or the other, but it will be better if you can find a compliment for both!  That way, no man (or woman) gets left behind!  If I notice someone get left behind, I will get him/her and leave a note that the person just ahead of me is still next in line.    
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For some weird reason I actually have an easier time remembering the fancy latin names of plants than the common ones. (and daylillies are hemerocallis :D ) see post
Makeup Samples?
I know theres the post about emailing about samples. Mainly skin care. But im curious Has anyone emailed Makeup Companies? (mac, channel, UD, ETC)   Did you get Responses? samples?
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I'm (kinda) back!!
I've been away for too long! But let me show and tell you all what I've been up to.    I was the makeup artist for my first student film!  So far, I did 4 test shoots to build my portfolio (I'll post pictures down below) Building my website - andyhtrieu(dot)com Designed/bought my business cards Kit building/condensing - seriously so stressful because there are TOO MANY choices! It's  almost complete. But I still need more eyeshadows lol. Here are some pictures! Student film crew   First test shoot and first time doing men's grooming   My most recent test shoot and my FAVORITE picture ever   Kit condensing lol. I'm so happy with this.   Second test shoot back in December   Behind the scenes <3   Potential bride!!!   Christmas glam on my sister   And the best day ever     
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BEAUTY BOSS vegchililover78 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
How exciting! Congrats, you've accomplished so much! see post
Not Even The End of January...
It's not even the end of January and I have already qualified for Rouge and Ulta Platinum until the end of 2016. All I can say is..   YIKES!!!
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's right girl! Live up to your screen name!! You are my hero. see post
FEAR OF BARE FACE IN FRONT OF GUYS
Ok so for the ladies out there like me who look drastically different without makeup, how do guys generally react when you don't wear any? I have extremely bad hyperpigmentation from acne and it is really noticeable on my ghostly pale skin. Also, because I'm blonde my brows and lashes are super light and I almost look unrecognizable without makeup.
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I rarely leave the house without makeup on…I say rarely because recently I've broken down (so busy!!!) and I actually survived!  I don't believe in leaving the house wit... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - Live Skincare chat today!

Chat live with the founders of Fresh and GLAMGLOW today! 

 

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Everyone please read! Bell Let's Talk Day
Hey everyone!   Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. Bell will donate 5 cents towards mental health awareness, care and access, and programs for every time someone tweets using #BellLetsTalk.   This is huge, and I hope everyone tweets at least once today. You could be helping a family or friend gain access to help and end the stigma.   Thanks for reading and taking the time to make a difference!
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BEAUTY MAVEN pek89 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I haven't used my Twitter in a few years, but I'll break it out today for this great cause.  see post
DIY Showcase!
The BT community is filled with talented, creative people and I thought it would be fun to start a thread showcasing DIY and other handmade creations! Yesterday evening I made these earrings:     What have you created BT?
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BEAUTY GURU NailsForLife / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
No need to say cheesy!  This is absolutely beautiful.  Actually makes me wish I could make my own cards this fantastic.  I just pick images and print them out.  What you... see post
Rant - BF force his video games on me
Girls, i hope this is the right place to talk to you all. I really need advice on this and i'm too scared to ask in other place cause of the treatment that some of the OPs get after they shared the story.   Me and my bf have been in a relationship for almost 2 years now, we're both in our mid 20's. I'm a nerdy geeky girls and im really into gaming (mostly online/ps3/3ds). However, i also have a life outside that and ofc i have a huge interest with makeup. On the other hand, my bf is that so called hardcore gamer, basically he;s quite intense when he play games and that sort of makes me avoid playing games cause watching him play is a huge turnoff.   He changed his game way too often, so when i'm just about to like playing a particular game he already moved on to a new one. I cant even play or do the things that i like cause he wants to do everything together, and that equals games that he likes. However there's this particular game that he likes to play so much but it really really is not the kind of game that i like. Basically if i tried to play that with him to make him happy, and i didn't really do a good job at it, he'll yell at me and give me a game 101 on how to be better at it, but it's just way too intense and i just cant take it. He's really scary when he play games and gosh you can say that i'm literally scared for my life everytime he ask me to play that particular game cause not only i'm scared of every single aspect of that game, i'm also got traumatized by it because of all the yelling, wall punching and door slamming after i refused to play it with him/ suck at playing it. There's more to this story than what i'm comfortable in sharing but this is quite an abusive relationship and i'm scared to leave.   Long story short we had a few huge fight in the past because of this, and i stated to him that i hate this game, and recently we had this ridiculous fight and i almost broke up with him but i didn't cause i thought that we should try to mend things up. But just now he sort of ask me if i can play this game again with him (they are releasing the newer updated version of this game) and i just don't know how to respond to that (we just made up from a huge fight a few days ago and he practically knows that i hate that game but he still ask me about it). How should i tell him that i really don't want to play that game but in a way that won't raise any conflict or trigger his anger? I'm really exhausted from all the fighting and i seriously have no clue why can't he just let it go. Please let me know what you think girls, i'm really sorry for long post and broken grammars, but this is quite a big deal for me and i have a huge trust in you all. thanks        
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
" He's really scary" "i'm literally scared for my life" "traumatized by it because of all the yelling, wall punching and door slamming" " this is quite an abusi... see post
Whats the one Hair product/tool you cant live without???
I know we all have our holy grail makeup and tools we cant live without. Just curious to see what others holy grails in the hair department are. For me i have two  - my tangle teaser and the Living Proof 5-1 
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hey nycmle. so, the reason why its good to blowdry curly hair with a diffuser is that you get the heat from the dryer but not the windpower--which essentially is what ca... see post
Warm wishesg out
Sending out warm wishes and thoughts to all the BTers in the path of the giant snow storm.  Hope you have a chance to get out for the essentials before it gets too bad.  Stay safe.
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BEAUTY MASTER ragdoll4mom / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Poor fellow!  I hope he is able to find something open where he can get some cold weather gear.  The good news is that it didn't get as bad as they were predicting in NY... see post
Basic Makeup Products I must have?
I have just gotten into makeup and I would love to know the basics that I must have. They can be cult classics, or niche finds. I have a weakness for minis and value sets. Keep in mind that I am not allowed to wear a ton of makeup, so bold eyeshadows and eyeliners are not allowed by my mother. Please post your holy grail products!
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BEAUTY PRO Vaashtii / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I second the suggestion for Tarte. I LOVE their Amazonian Clay 12 hr blush. (I happen to use the Blushing Bride shade) and I also use their Amazonian Clay concealer and ... see post
Regimens by day/week/month
I love lists.  Sometimes I add things I've already done just to cross them out, or track mundane things like 'eat lunch' just to feel accomplished on the weekends.  On this note, I love to see what other people track!  Do you have a schedule for your regimen (i.e M - mask, T - exfoliate, W - hair mask, etc). or do you just go with the flow?  Would love to get a sense of what other people's weeks look like!
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
well every a.m. i cleanse, use a light acid toner (like FAB pads), a moisturizing toner (like rosewater) and moisturize. every p.m. i double cleanse, and do the same in ... see post
Saving & Preparing for Barney's Mid-Feb Awesome Love Yourself GWP ($250?)
Favorite Barney's product recs welcome!  I am eagerly anticipating the Feb Barney's GWP, which is one of the best I've ever gotten.  I'm going to place a pre-order with the NYC store (through the store it seems even better/get extras!), and so I'm filling my Favorites list to get to the minimum...     I have been putting off other purchases and saving my pennies!  I will stock up on a few basics, and a few news/splurges.  Cash has been tight for me the last 6-9mos, so I have been really looking forward to this purchase.   What are you thinking of getting?  What products do you love that are sold at Barneys?  Recommendations - want to trys!?   This is the place to get excited with me...   P.S. I don't think the official word is out on the dates (previously their big twice-annual GWP have started on Wed or Thurs, and the last two years this one started on Feb 10, and Feb 13th... so I'm thinking if I'm lucky this Love Yourself bag will start Feb 11 or 12, 2015).  If you have rumors or insider info let me know!   Here are some pics of previous Love Yourself February Bags :   (2012 and 2014)  
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HALL OF FAMER kittichick / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ooh! Good to know! Thanks! :) see post
I'm going to Alaska...YIKES!!!
My Lil Sis/BFF is retiring from the military.  It's been a bumpy ride for her...big mouth..broken filter.  She's been on the fence about having a retirement ceremony due to issues with her chain of command.   She's a war vet 2 tours in Iraq 2 tours in Afghanistan...yes she was in combat (woman serve in combat but the military doesn't talk about it)   She's a hero to me and I wouldn't miss her retirement for anything in the world.     I'm nervous and excited about going (don't really want to go to ALASKA...LOL) and I hate flying. This trip is not in my annual budget, so it will be coming out of my makeup budget.   Anyone here from Alaska or been to Alaska... I HATE THE COLD, but living in the NE I have cute winter things.  I'm going in the Spring, but I know it will be freezing cold when I get there.     The first thing I thought when she said she WAS going to have a retirement ceremony...what makeup should I take.  LOL
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you to your sister for serving in the military, and in combat too. She is a brave woman!   I've never been to Alaska, but was in Minneapolis in the winter when i... see post
Beauty Room/Area Decor. Show Us!!!
Hey fellow BT's. So I know of the posts showing makeup storage and vanity setups, but I thought it would be fun to show all the little extras other than makeup that we put in our beauty rooms or area that make them that much more beautiful.  Yesterday I found this beeeeautful candle holder (or that's what I made it anyway) at home sense. It's gorgeous. The camera doesn't do it justice. It sparkles like crazy. HAPPY SHARING! Feel free to post where you bought the item and how much.
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BEAUTY MASTER BeautyIsPassion / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
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..can I come back..?
  I miss everyone here so much! I tried to come back a few months ago and my life got insane and I vanished again..:/ 
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HALL OF FAMER YouAreAlways / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
NUDE BREAK PRAYERS ANSWERED!!! MACS NEW VIVA GLAM!
As much as i love my nudes...its frustrating to me that the market is allllll over them at the moment. Not to many new fun colors to play with that I dont already own. Then today in my e-mails i opened the one from MAC, and to my surprise a new Viva Glam Lipstick. Miley1! lol yes miley cyrus i know.....but the color is gorgeous. I ordered it right away....along with 6 other lipstick and a blush LOL uggggh my wallet.
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BEAUTY MASTER BeautyIsPassion / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
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I don't get it. I just don't get it!
Why would anyone pay way over the regular price to buy current makeup on eBay?  I'm not talking about discontinued, rare, oos, differently formulated, or hard-to-find items.  Just regular items that you could buy brand-new from Sephora or other vendors.   Not too long ago I ordered Besame Cosmetics Brightening Violet Powder from Sephora.  It cost $22.  I could also have ordered it from the Besame website.  I'm quite happy with it.    So why is the exact same item up for auction on a popular e-site for way more money?  There is an auction for  it with a BIN of $30.  Weirder still, one seller has three separate auctions offering the same item for $100 - and apparently many people have bought it!   Are they all crazy?  Or are the auctions just a front for something else?  I don't get it!!!    
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My husband had a friend whose mother would regularly buy stuff at Target or Walmart specifically to sell on eBay. Nothing rare or hard-to-find... just stuff. Then she'd ... see post
Eyeshadow Palette Challenge
Much in the thread of Greenchili's Lipstick Challenge and Meg's Blush Challenge, I've decided to take on my own personal palette challenge!  When I looked into my palette box today to pick out a look, I was overwhelmed with choice and finally made my selection based on "well, I haven't worn that for awhile."    I've got lots of beauties that are completely neglected, and I'd like to stop that immediately.  Please feel free to join me for your total collection, 30 days, or however long you'd like. It's cold outside, so why not break up the monotony of winter by mixing it up?   Day 1, 1/18/15: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in 03 Nude Dip (used 3 lightest to balance out my accidental clown cheeks) Day 2, 1/19/15: Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Diamond Dusk (used 4 of 5 shades) Day 3, 1/20/15: Tarina Taraninto Jewel Shadow Palette in Magical Day 4, 1/21/15: Tom Ford Ombre Eye Color 02 She Wolf Day 5, 1/22/15: Burberry Complete Eye Palette 15 Sage Green Day 6, 1/23/15: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette Day 7, 1/24/15: Burberry Complete Eye Palette 10 Rose Pink Day 8, 1/25/15: MAC Stowaways Quad Day 9, 1/26/15: Yves Saint Laurent Palette Fetiche Day 10, 1/27/15: Tarina Taraninto Jewel Shadow Palette in Delightful Day 11, 1/28/15: Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Lovely Day 12, 1/29/15: Clinique All About Shadow Quad from 2013 Holiday Set Day 13, 1/30/15: NARS NARSissist Palette (4 shades) Day 14, 1/31/15: MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Her Cocoa Quad
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BEAUTY WHIZ naleiarenee / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
day 13 : I used Lorac Mega Pro   see post
The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty
Musings of a muse posted about this game on her blog and I thought it would be a fun thing for us to do together! Also because we've just entered a new year, it might help us look at our collections and habits a bit more critically. Please join me, I'd love to see all of your answers!   Greed : What’s your most expensive beauty item?   Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with? Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection? Sloth: What product do you neglect the most due to laziness? Pride: What product gives you the most confidence? Lust: Which item is top of your beauty wish list? Envy: Which makeup product/look is great on others but not on you?
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HALL OF FAMER shadetertiary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I know this thread is old but I read the post on Musings and I'm so excited to see a thread was made here!  I need to venture into OT more often.   Greed: Probably a f... see post
10,000 Hearts for PRETTYINPA! Heart Party!
Just happened to notice our very own Prettyinpa is hovering just around 10,000 hearts. That's a LOT of love for a super helpful, incredibly nice BT member - and she deserves each one of those hearts!!   congrats on the huge milestone, I am truly glad to know you!!  
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks notcreative, I was just so busy this summer and fall that I didn't have time for much of anything else. But I'm back now and enjoying all your company! see post
how do you take a good makeup displaying selfie?
Hey Ladies and Gents,   I have been trying to take pictures of my makeup more, for the blush thread mainly and while they are not horrifying they are not what I would call good.  I have really only taken one successful selfie in my life and it is my current user pic.  I think the elements that worked for that were natural light and a low tremor day.   The camera on my computer is a much better option because I don't have to keep it steady, but the pictures it takes are sub-par.   How do you guys do it? Some of your pictures look like they are taken from your computer's camera.  How do you make the pictures not terrible?
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BEAUTY SAVANT GennX / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I'm starting to believe there might actually be a reason to buy one of those selfie stick thingies.   After all, it's exceedingly unlikely that my arms will one day ha... see post
Do you follow trends?
I recently watched a youtube post discussing trends  for 2015. Basically how deep nudes and mauve are what's "in" for the year. Also every company pretty much is on the nude trend. I understand it's popular but I'm dying for some more vibrant lippies and shadows for the spring and summer. The fall and winter I can go back to my nudes but I wish company's and public figures would stop telling people this is what's in and oh we neeeeed to get this and that. Me personally....if I want to wear a deep red in the summer or a bright pink in the winter...then I shall do so lol. I'm not saying I don't love new products that come out because I do. They are fresh and fun to play with new items. I guess I wish more would wear things because they want to. Not because it's whats on trend at the moment.
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I might be aware of them because of all the time I spend on BT, but I don't generally follow them.   I know what looks good on me and what doesn't and I work within th... see post
Anyone else buy the 50 Shades tickets yet?
Fifty Shades of Grey tickets went on sale today. I have to admit that I couldn't get more than 1/3 of the way through the first book but my friend and I are ditching our dudes and going to see the movie on Valentine's night together. We're going to one of those theaters with the big reclining leather seats, cocktails and waiter service. Might as well do it up right!   Just wondering if anyone else will be embracing the ridiculousness. Have you bought your tickets yet? I couldn't believe how hard they were to get! We had to settle on the 5:30 show because everything was sold out. Anyway, really looking forward to a dumb girls' night!
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have fun, your theater sounds amazing! Last time I went to a premier was when the King Tut exhibit was in NYC- the tickets were really hard to get and I had to stand ... see post
I just spilled nail polish remover on my pink sheets. Should I just wash them?
I was taking off my nail polish and a tiny bit of remover got on my hot pink sheet. (The one you cover yourself with. I haven't done anything yet because it's 6am and I figured a tiny bit can wait. I just turned the direction of the sheet so the spilled side is facing away from me.) I don't know if I should wash the sheet, put stain fighting stuff on it, or do something else to it. To be honest, I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to laundry. I'm afraid the acetone will ruin my sheet if I don't wash it. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since the acetone has dried, I don't think any more damage is going to be done to the dye or the fabric in your sheets. I spilled non-acetone remover on my pants once an... see post
Jan 2015 TSB (closed)
Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and donate the remaining items to a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used makeup/beauty items to women in need. I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.   * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   * Any larger items (full-size perfume, larger body care, larger skincare, large palettes) * Must* be proposed first before adding to your trade. If the next 2-3 people arent interested, please switch that item out.  * The box needs to stay USPS medium or large rate. If you can't fit it, swap out a larger item to make room.     Don't ■ Don't keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (Also you MUST include a tracking number)  ■ Don't put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB.  ■ Don't put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ 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. ■ Don't take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Price everything out.   Do ♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not (unless explicitly requested by the next person or there has been a posted picture and someone requested that item). Again, if you’re unsure, ask! ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. Label only on this thread not on actual item. ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it ♥ Please seal any items that could leak/spill/make a mess accordingly. ♥ Please post a photo and your proposed trade before shipping the box. That way members can weigh in on the trade.     Allowed: ☆ Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)   Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze) ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   Make sure total of what you put in is equal or above what you put out.   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).    roxystar ------>  USPS Tracking  9405509699938106322064 1. Syd Bristow ------>  USPS Tracking    9114 9999 4431 3004 1529 25 2. kalex  ------>  USPS Tracking 3. txmommyofboys    ------>  USPS Tracking  9505111117455030480118 4. sonofmanjesus 5. garnett 6. Poesrevy 7. melde 8. ghkim 9. Britlee303 10. Mafan 11. Aznangelliz 12. roxystar
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HALL OF FAMER roxystar4 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yay! Great trade txmommy! see post
Is it possible to vlog or blog with pictures and remain anonymous?
Dumb question, I know but....my sister and I would like to start a vlog and blog with pictures. We both agree it's time we do it since we have so much stuff and like talking about makeup (it's more than that) She's also into crafts too. I understand my picture will be out there but if I don't use my name can it be linked back to me personally? Like is there an app that can use a picture and find me on social media? 
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's how someone could find your real identity.  Let's say you have your face out there but you're using a fake name.  Someone could see you, and either not know that ... see post