What are some products you regret NOT buying? For me, it's the Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder. I'm so mad because it's so pretty! I walked past it in stores so many times and now it's taunting me because a YouTuber mentioned it.
What makeup is everyone wearing today? Today I am wearing: 1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50 So c'mon now...confess!
Nails Inc has a new line of nail polish called NailKale. I was attracted to the colors before I even read the pitch about its supposed benefits. Bless Alexa Chung - that new ad for this product made me laugh! If you haven't seen it, check out the photos posted on Sephora's Facebook page. Nails Inc made her lie on a bed of chopped kale. Like a salad. I wonder if she channeled Zoolander. Green Kale instead of Blue Steel The photos are gorgeous of course and Alexa made it work. Still it reminded me of comedian Jim Gaffigan's rant about the Kale Propaganda. I don't believe adding kale to nail polish will make any difference. However, I will still buy the nail polish because I like the colors. Have you ever done something like this?
This hasn't been started yet so I'll give it a go. Today is the last day that SiJCP has an extra 25% off clearance so I stopped in to poke around before I start up the smoker for tonight. I grabbed all these goodies for $30.
Hello, guys and dolls! ;-) So it's been some time. Several months, in fact. I've been drifting in and out of BT, present and then not present, floating around here and there and hanging in the best I can. Why? I'm pretty sure at least half of you familiar with me have guessed. I've been working on a 'new' project! And the twelve-week bump. I'm a little over twelve weeks today, and I had my twelve-week appointment to check on the heartbeat. My husband and I are so thrilled to start a new chapter in our lives this March! You wonderful BTers are actually a little bit early to hear. Our family and close friends in real life already know, but we won't be announcing on Facebook until we hit 13 weeks on Sunday, because that's when we'll be announcing to our church family officially, too. I'm so glad I don't feel like I have to keep a big secret anymore! I hope this explains my patchy absence for the past several months, since I've been dealing with some wicked morning sickness that struck more in the evenings than anytime else. I'm holding out for the queasiness to ease off in the coming weeks! Special shout-out to lylysa who helped me search for a few pregnancy-safe skincare items last month. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am loving my Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel! And that's all. Carry on.
After trying a product once or twice I usually have it sorted into three fairly ridged categories: love, no, or meh. Once a product has entered the "no' opinion category it takes a lot for me to re-evaluate it. Recently, I've been trying to give things a better chance by playing with my primers. I always used to be of the opinion that if a product didn't work with the rest of my regular makeup routine, it wasn't for me. Most recently, I've changed my opinion of Marc Jacobs Kiss Pops. The first time I used them, after reapplying I would end up with balls of product on my lips and I gave most of mine away. Using a hydrating primer made that product leap from my "no" to "love' list. What products have surprised you once you gave them another chance?
We've all been there...a bag full of unused or disappointing make up from the drug store, which I still like but without the ability to try before buy you end up with a lot of fails. Then you find Sephora and wonder, is the price worth it? You try a few things, you like a few things, you see the price tag and tell yourself: "Eh, I can go with ramen noddles for a week to afford this." And then you buy it. What was your first purchase? Why did you choose it? I always like hearing other stories like this. Share on!
Hello BT! Today is August 1st and that means another month of hauls! This month is the 2x/3x/4x the points for BI,VIB and ROUGE respectively. This is a great time to stock up on points lost throughout the year! Please share your purchases! Remember, a haul is a haul no matter how big or small!
Toot toot! Round three of the Trans-Canadian travelling cosmetics train is now *closed* *Update* Here is the new train order! A couple of stations are friends of mine, I will be passing on their addresses to the people sending to them. Please PM the person sending to you *now* with your full name and address. If you don't have an address by Monday please contact me. If I have missed somebody on the train please contact me asap That said, Toot toot! All aboard, here we go! Ont: 1) Bcteagirl 2) Ivyxox: Passed on to Ivy, August 21st 3) Poornima: Arrived August 24th left August 27th 4) LovingLondon: QC: 5) HappyGen Sask: 6) Gayle (friend) BC: 7) Heartsmyface 8) Deesa (friend) Ont: 9)Firespinner 10) KBmatthews 11) Yullz 12) Bcteagirl I rotated out some items so that there will be new items for the returning members. I added in some brand new Julep, Kiels, and a couple MAC. I hope everybody has a grand time, I had lots of fun putting this together! I am meeting Ivy very shortly to pass on the box to the next station! ************************************************** **** You also need to be able to meet the rules in a timely manner, keep the box moving within three days. You need to be able to post photos of what you take and link them in this thread. This is a longer train, so if you have any travel plans in the next 2-3 months, you need to include this information when you contact me. You need to: 1) Post in this thread 2) PM me, include full name, full address, if you were on a previous train, and if not the info above (Member for how long, somebody else who can vouch for you). This is a second round of a box, so there is a HUGE variety in here, so much great stuff (thank you previous participants!!). Very exciting to start a box that is such a great mix to start with. We had so much fun on the previous train (and it moved so fast!) that I know this will be great! BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE RULES! ****NO RESERVE**** ****No Swatching items from the box**** ****ITEMS THAT MAY BE INCLUDED**** ALL SEALED ITEMS are welcome, UNLESS sealed NO: Nothing you dip your fingers in if opened NO opened mascara NO opened lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze). If any of these are new, tape them shut and label them as new. Leave other lipsticks/etc untapped so people can see the colours. NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED all cosmetic/skin care samples are fine ***Other: For full sized items, there is a strict one in one out policy for drug store items: ie: If you want to trade in a drug store item, you must be taking out a drug store item (Feel free to take out extra drug store items lol). This will ensure that this box is largely of higher quality cosmetics (While still allowing for some variety). There will be just a few drug store items per box *Be polite *Don't keep the box longer than a few days (please try to keep the box moving in a timely manner) * All packages must include a tracking number, Send me (@Bcteagirl) the tracking number. *TRADE ON OR ABOVE the value of the item you took -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them - One in/one out rule for any drugstore cosmetics (which are limited) -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left -package things carefully and put things that could leak in ziplock bags **YOU MUST have a tracking number for your package, and it must be posted here! Once the train order is set, you need to PM the person who is sending to you your address right away, don't wait until the train is close to you!
How about a little spin on "what are you wearing"? I'm putting myself out there right now with a not very flattering "before" and a much more forgiving "after." Come and join me in some transformation magic! Before: After: The Tools:
Are there any phrases and/or words that you think are overused and are starting to bug the heck out of you? The one that is getting on my nerves the most is "curated". For example, "this makeup line was curated by our beauty editor." I just feel it's so over the top and pompous. Also, the word "sweet" instead of "cool". I actually heard a woman who had to be at least 75 years old using it. I laughed so hard I almost fell over.
It would be great if Sephora carried these brands. In no order... Charlotte Tilbury Chanel MAC Kiehl's Tom Ford Jo Malone Inglot Sigma Burberry RBR Gerard Cosmetics Also, bring back Illamasqua and TheBalm
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers. A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc. I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board. I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow. - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time. EDITED: Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order. 5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$. I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON Tarte now ships to Canada!
This thought popped into my head this morning and I asked myself, "why do i buy high end products?" I buy a few high end products because there's more options, finishes, and shades to choose from. Do you shop high end because of the different shades and options? or is it because you like brand name products?
So we all like makeup, but there are some of us out there who also do other things as well, including playing instruments. I am curious and therefore, I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone on here plays a instrument out there. If so, come and share with us and tell us why you choose that instrument. 1. Mandolin - Not to be confused with an orange (seriously, I get it a lot of that from people). It is also not a mini guitar (yes, that too). For those who don't know, a mandolin is a cross between a fiddle/violin and guitar. I am actually just beginning to learn it but the reason why I learned it is because I wanted to try something similar to a guitar but different. There are too many people who play guitar and therefore, I wanted to play something cool that wasn't a very well known instrument; something unique. I ended up with the mandolin. Although I am just beginning to learn it, I am learning it rather quickly (all thanks to my violin background). The only thing I am seeming to have trouble on is the strumming, which I will get used to once I practice some more. So far, it is enjoyable and I can already play Hot Cross Buns on it (day 1). I am also able to tell which note is off and which one is dead on. As for the type of mandolin I own, it is a Gibson A-9. 2. Violin - I've actually been playing it for seven years and therefore, I am pretty advanced on it. This instrument had helped me to learn the mandolin. To be honest, I really did not want to learn violin and was sorta forced into it but I grew to love it as I played it more. Perhaps it was because it challenged my brain a lot more than the other instruments would have, due to the fact you are doing multiple things at once (bowing and fingering). What about you? What instruments do you know how to play?
Okay so some of you know I went out to Mexico. Reason was for a dentist appointment, everything was done yesterday and today i'm in pain (not excruciating, but I don't want to touch my face much still).. I went to MAC and Sephora for two reasons.. Russian Red and some eyeshadows. Both sephoras have the same eyeshadows for the new artist shadow MUFE so I just started looking at other stuff. I ended up buying 'The real steal' which comes with the benefit they're real mascara and the they're real push up liner. YES, I wanted to try it and I'm not paying extra money for the liner Anyway, I was headed back to where I had parked and a makeup beauty stand in the middle of the mall stopped me, mind you i kept saying no but they pulled me in with their hurried insistance? that even a word? I'm pretty sure the brush they used to appy their mineral foundation was dirty, but I was wearing my glasses so when I took them off reluctantly I couldn't really see. He was so rough when applying that know my cheek where I had work done hurts. I just told them thanks and I'll buy something tomorrow when I get paid. They even told me I should return my sephora stuff to buy theirs.. what? .. Anyway, the foundation he put was like two shades darker than my skin. What was he thinking? Geez. One thing is other kiosks trying to lure you in, but when it's makeup ones.. ugh.
Someone in a Facebook group posted this question, so now I'm curious to know how much YOUR face is worth! Add the price of everything you used! (You can add skincare if you want ) Today, my face is worth $139!
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
Hi @mylam ! I seen your post earlier but I am using a new tablet and trying to get used to it (used to a laptop), & struggling a bit over here! lol Anyway, I was trying to answer your post to hopefully you will see this and maybe it will help, or maybe someone has helped you already. Just in case is how I figured it as I would want someone to help me out! (Oh, and if you took your post down or moved it, sorry! Again new machine = struggles for me just for a hot minute so don't be upset just friend to help! ) SO, here is what I got : On the points tip, have you logged out then back in to your account on the web site? That helps most of the time. So, did you reach VIB in-store or on--line? Idk much about in-store shopping b/c I have only went once (due to the fact it is SO far away, I could literally buy a bunch of goodies for the massive [V6, 4Wheele Drive, Takes a lot of gas] amount of fuel I would use to get their & back home). Sad eye's too b/c I need a lesson or two.... or 5! hehe So when you reached VIB did you get one of the perks they are offering like the primers or oils, etc.? I don't remember what the VIB gift was but I know the VIB Rouge was a Bite mini lipstick and new cards (one for a facial/ makeover I do believe). Oh, that does remind me, the VIB gift was a card for like 20% off and a facial/ makeover! (Wow, I have a memory ! lol Did you get your 2 red card for 10/ 20 % off (think it's 20 and a makeover/ facial card)? Did you get you perk of choice? I am probably forgetting something but I do know the cards are correct (or close to correct w/ the %'s off, when it comes to VIB or VIB Rouge) & your VIB perk of choice or something like that. So, what did you leave w/ again OR receive via. shipping? Hope I helped some and if you didn't get your cards and so on just give Sephoraa call and they will take care of it I'm sure of it (if u shopped in - store and live along way away then they can probably mail it to you since it's your stuff for your new stat!) Good Luck and Again Hope this Helps !
Hello there, ladies and gents! Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask: "What's on your plate?" The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween! For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet. Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water. For lunch today, I had: -Brown rice -Steamed egg -Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper -Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens) Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have?
Yay! I wanted to help her celebrate--I remember how excited I was watching my hearts go up. Congratulations on this milestone--there are more to come! Thanks for being friendly, fun, and full of BT spirit!
I didn't see a thread around about this so redirect me if one exists! I thought it'd be neat to have a discussion thread for members who play sports. I play ice hockey and I find that I needed to adjust my beauty regiment as a result of my beloved sport. Different masks, different hair care, etc from all the sweat and (surprisingly) dirt involved with playing. Note, I don't actually wear makeup when I play haha although I've seen girls that do! One issue I am having at the moment is finding a top coat that will protect my polish through a game. I'm on the ice 2-5 days a week and I'd really like to only have to redo my nails twice a week. Anyone have any suggestions? Right now I'm using Seche Vite (which I love) but I want to see if there's anything out there that's a little more durable. Tell me about your sport and the beauty challenges that come along with it!!
Long story short: Sadly, thanks to nursing school, my make-up loving days seem to be coming to an end. I no longer have the time (ugh, up at 5:30 am every morning) or money :/ Since I'm going weeks on end without even wearing any, I've decided to shrink my stash and get rid of the stuff I know I'll never use. How should I go about doing this? It would be nice to make a little money off it but maybe I should just donate it? Any other ideas?
I always thought I did an okay job matching my foundation shades- weather in a drugstore or in a sephora. I would always swatch on my jawline and pick which one I thought matched the best. Last week, for the first time, I had the Color IQ done at a Sephora near me and holy crap I will never ever try to match my foundation on my own again. The Color IQ match really did make a huuuge difference. My face looked flawless after the right color and foundation was applied. Once my lovely tan fades (unfortunately) I will be back (albeit paler) to get my new color IQ!
Happy September! As we transition from Summer to Fall, ,what are the things you change about your makeup and skin care routines?? For me: Usually around October my skin becomes a bit drier, so I change to more moisturizing products. They still must be Oil-free. I also use my Clinique CC Cream during the winter, as it gives me a dewy look that is too oily for Summer. Makeup: I like the darker nail polish colors, like Black, coppers and metallics. Eyeshadows go darker, more smokey eyes and grey shadows. Lips stay about the same, although I generally wear more neutrals than bright pinks in the fall and winter So....let's share!
So I was playing minecraft for a while (a couple hours in reality..*hangs head in shame*, paused the game and got up to get a drink, as i walked by a mirror... something was moving ON ME! Its a caterpillar! Dont get me wrong, i like caterpillars and think they are cute but i had two questions on my mind... (ps: my question mark button is not working at the moment lol) 1. HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SITTING ON ME, watching me play minecraft!!! lol 2. What kind of caterpillar is it.
Heyyy I've always wanted to model from a very long time.. I want to know how I can model for a makeup brand, ie sephora, mac etc. I haven't ever done it professionally before, because I have been studying and due to other reasons. I am very passionate, and would love to get a chance to try it out Can anyone please guide me, and give me a bit more information.