I'm looking to get a haul from Memebox... I was kindly given a 20% referral link from this board. I am going to get the Benton box for sure, as I like their essence, but does anyone else have any Asian products they can't live without?
**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 $$$.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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Tell me I'm beautiful.
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? =)
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.
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? :-)
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
Ok, I need to vent. REVIEWS ARE NOT MADE FOR VENTING! And while I'm at it, limited edition products are exactly that: LIMITED EDITION. The supply is small. That's how it works. Rating something low because you couldn't get it won't make it magically appear. I could go on but I won't. Just tired of seeing this happen.
Show me what products you think have the best packaging. This just caught my eye. I get fake nails so I dont even use polish but I want it just for the package. http://www.sephora.com/bottle-service-set-P400953? icid2=Just_Arrived_makeup_sku_grid_P400953_link
Predictions of what will go on sale later this year? I know the Kat Von D studded palette went on sale and the Hello Kitty Pop Up party palette. Both which I purchased but returned as they didn't work for me. There was also a Buxom palette I remember that went on sale and some other goodies. A bit later on, the Ammo (UD) palette went on sale which I own and love. What do you predict will go on sale? And why?
I read an article that they trying a different model store and plans to expand if it does well. Any thoughts? I read the article on the glamour's "lipstick" website. I would post the link but I'm afraid it'll get taken down.
Oh well, I tried. And tried, and tried! During the rouge sale, I bought a gift set. The 20% didn't apply. I ordered anyway, thinking that, well it's Sephora, and they have great CS, so they will fix it. Wrong. I contacted them via FB (said they won't fix it), by phone (won't fix it), by email (no answer), and SEVERAL time on this board (see my posts on the CS board, no reply, Janea contacted me via DM asking me if I still needed help, but never replied to me after that.). This is the worst CS experience, ever. How can you treat customers like that? And especially now that Rouge can't access the VIB sale, I'm saying Goodbye Sephora. I've had enough. I'm returning my $800 order. I will spend my points. And I will shop where I am treated with respect. It was nice while it lasted.
Man, these guys have been on a roll recently! Curry's gotten MJ comparisons, franchise record of 10-0, etc. What are your thoughts on the team? Do you think they're going to win the NBA Finals again? (Yes- in my humble opinion as a fan) What/When was your first game you watched? Mine was in person when I won tickets back when the Warriors had a mascot and they were at the bottom on the NBA totem pole. Play nice BT sports fans. But go Warriors! I loved the playoffs. Despite traffic.
this is the saddest moment of the day. my packages delivered as schedule, but the ups mailman left them in the front door. Now I came home from work to find out that the packages are MIA,,, stole by a jerk when i missed a package from the sephora in the past or whatever package from whatever companies, the ups mailman would send the packages to ups access point, where allows me to pick up in the next couple days what should i do now... i m like in a panic attack i already call the rouge line.. it's not much help b/c they say i have to wait for at least 24 hours
I bought the Vice 3 palette and i thought it was the best thing ever until i dropped it and the complete first row crumbled and was scattered on my bathroom floor. And at that moment i realized that i only used the neutral matte colors in the palette. :/
Hi I recently applied to sephora online and haven't heard anything back should i call and speak with the manager or would it be best if I stop by the store? I am really interested in working at sephora part time what do i need to do?