trying new products can be...overwhelming. do you love a product because it works ? can you tell right away if it's performing the way you want it to ? sometimes i'm so happy to finally try something and let my enthusiasm blind my actual impression of it (at least at first ) it takes time to come to proper conclusions ! particularly when it comes to skincare, but makeup too. so here's a thread where we can discuss our experiences while trying a product for a first time. it can also be a place that people can reference if they're considering a new product. right now i'm trying a sample of the REN v-cense night cream. i've only used it for 2 nights so far, but i LOVE IT. i love it so much i'm tempted to go ahead and grab it up, but i need to make sure it doesn't break me out over time (it contains shea butter which *can* be a breakout trigger for me, but not necessarily). it smells of frankincense which i adore, but i know for some people would be a turn off. i'm also checking out the VICHY aqualia thermal serum. i really love the CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum, and prefer the texture of it to the VICHY, but think the caudalie may break me out slightly (i also was probably overusing it...i was very enthusiastic). so i'm just trying to figure out which i prefer. how about you ?
Hey guys ! It's a new month so you know what that means!! New haul thread time whoop whoop!! With the sale coming up soon at Sephora I know you ladies will be hauling so show me what you're getting!! I'll add in my additions soon !
List of Sephora Black Friday deals, courtesy of shapeshifter. These are the ones she is aware of for SIJCP. She and I communicated about her post of this information getting lost within this thread and making it easy for all of you to know what the deals are. So a zillion hearts for her. I'll put the original thread information in a spoiler. Updated 11/25/14 to reflect/categorize the items officially previewed by Sephora. From Day 3 Snapchat Preview: - Formula X nail polishes. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Bare Minerals set: Eyeshadow duo (not certain of colors, but looked like a plum and a goldish) with Moxie lip gloss in Rebel - Josie Maran set: mini Bare naked nail wipes and mini apricot hand cream - Sephora collection: set of two precision makeup sponges - Bocia set: Deluxe size Black Mask and full size charcoal blotting papers - CLEAN set of 4 mini roller balls - Tarte set: mini lipgloss and mini blush in Magic, travel size Lights, Camera, Lashes - Make Up Forever set: 2 shimmery lip glosses, one pink, unsure of the colors, sorry. - Alterna: Caviar Anti-aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and what appears to be a companion item - maybe the conditioner? (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - BLISS Fabulous Foaming Face Wash. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Too Faced set: Deluxe mini BTS mascara and original shadow insurance From Day 2 Snapchat Preview : - Buxom: Sculpted Lash Mascara and Hold the Line waterproof liner (black)- 12oz - Origins: Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion and Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Living Proof: Perfect hair day, 5-in-1 styling treatment, Shampoo and Conditioner shampoo. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) - Bite Beauty: 3 mini lush fruit lip glosses in Rambutan, Strawberry and Currant in a zip bag. - First Aid Beauty: 2oz cleanser and 2oz ultra repair cream - Ole Henriksen: travel size African Red Tea foam cleanser and travel size Brightening Cleansing Cloths From Day 1 Snapchat Preview : - Kat Von D: mini lip duo with a Studded Kiss in Lolita and an Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Berlin - 12 oz. Philosophy Purity Made Simple - Tocca: Giulietta (light green) and Stella (orange) - Nest: Dahlia & Vines, Indigo, and Midnight Fleur - Smashbox: Be Legendary mini lippies. Not sure of the colors. (This was not in the original shapeshifter list so perhaps this will not be available at SIJCP) Remaining items as found by shapeshifter. Expecting these items to officially be revealed on the Instagram posts scheduled for Wednesday. - Too Faced set: Deluxe mini Original Shadow Insurance and Champagne Shadow Insurance - Smashbox set: travel size original face primer, full exposure mascara, high def concealer (sorry, don't know the color, but most likely whatever the midrange one is…) - Sephora collection: eyeshadow passport (not sure on colors, looked like nudes)v - Pink Sugar: roller ball (I think full size) - Juicy Couture: double ended roller ball (not totally sure what scents) - Perricone MD: travel sized Face Finishing Moisturizer .5oz - Peter Thomas Roth: FirmX peeling gel exfoliant. It looked like 1oz size. Photos fom Snapchat/Sephorasnaps : Day 3 Photo. Day 2 Photo. Day 1 Photo Determination of when the online sales will go live: - This is still a great mystery. 12 am EST according to someone who made a mental note of it last year but so far, no official word for this year. Would love for a mod to help us out on this one. Determination of store hours for Black Friday: -From what I've gathered, and folks, please chime in - Black Friday hours are location specific and dependent on a number of factors. If your free-standing Sephora is inside a mall, they will likely match the opening hours for that mall. At my local mall, stores opened at midnight, and so then, did Sephora. At my SIJCP, hours were based on when Penny's opened. For Sephora's that are not in a mall, or Penny's, they will like go with whatever time that "plaza" is going to open. I called my two favorite Sephora's in Arizona. I don't live there, but when I'm there, they are the ones I go to. The one on 15169 N Scottsdale Rd is going to open at 8 am. The one in Fashion Square mall is going to open at 6 am. But here is the BEST news. For the free standing Sephora's, it looks like Black Friday hours are posted for most stores, on the locations page of sephora.com. For fun, I pulled up the stores with a 90210 zip code:
One of my all time favorite BTers crossed the big 5k mark. She is always helpful and friendly. This is the reigning Queen of Pink. With all of her new Jill Stuart items, she will reign a lot longer, too. Here's to Leah, and may she receive many, many more hearts as everyone else realizes how awesome she is.
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!
For those of us that love lipsticks and have several of them, do you rotate or reach for the same few? I wear some more than others. And some have been neglected a lot (although they are very pretty). I thought of holding myself to wearing a new lipstick everyday for 30 days. Lets see how long this will last. If I last 30 days, maybe I will go longer. Ha...lets see if I last 2 weeks. Anybody else? I am quite excited about it.... Day 1, 11/10/14 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose. Day 2, 11/11/14 - NARS Funny Face Day 3, 11/12/14 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Yu Day 4, 11/13/14 - NARS Audacious in Annabelle Day 5, 11/14/14 - NARS Audacious in Charlotte Day 6, 11/15/14 - CK One Pure Color in 610-Bite Me (almost wore Chanel....another day) Day 7, 11/16/14 - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Electric Violet Day 8, 11/17/14 - YSL Rouge Volupte #34 Rose Asarine Day 9, 11/18/14 - BITE Beauty High Pigment pencil - Winterberry Day 10,11/19/14 - CHANEL Rouge Allure in Palpitante Day 11,11/20/14 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #40 Rouge Eros Day 12,11/21/14 - BITE Matte Lip Crayon in Framboise Day 13,11/22/14 - NARS Red Lizard Day 14,11/23/14 - Bobbi Brown Art in Stick Bright Raspberry Day 15,11/24/14 - NYX Matte lipstick in Aria Day 16,11/25/14 - Burts Bees tinted lip balm
Hi, All! I wanted to wish my fellow BTers a very happy turkey day!!! Also, I wanted to say that I'm thankful for my family, friends, and the best thing I found this year: Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base! No more oily lids for me. Woo hoo! What are you thankful for?
I keep my living room and bed room clocks 5 minutes ahead of actual time. Although I know these are ahead still it helps me manage the early morning rush to get kids ready for school and hubby for job and kids are always ready to leave 5 minutes earlier than their pickup time and we have a few extra minutes to deal with any unexpected situation. I wonder how many of you do same and keep some of the clocks ahead.
This is a serious question. My family loves holidays.... especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've always loved this time of year. I'm recently engaged and right now I feel like everyone is mad at me. How do couples split up the family time during the holidays without making everyone feel shortchanged? For Thanksgiving-- my mom is mad that we're leaving early and my future mother in law is upset that we're coming late. Should we just split up and go to our own family celebrations without each other? What are we supposed to do at Christmas? What happens if we have kids? My family is in Philly. His is in DC. We both reside in Maryland. Do we just spend holidays riding up and down the interstate? I just feel sad. I don't like making problems in the middle of something that is supposed to be fun but I really don't know what to do.
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend everyone! xoxo In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to ask you all, what are you thankful for? I'm thankful for the wonderful people I've met in my life who have been so supportive of me, and love me for who I am. OH, and makeup too.
With the holidays coming up (Christmas is a month away as of today!), I thought we could all share what we celebrate and how we do it, and if there's anything on our wish list (whether as a gift or taking advantage of the sales). I was raised Christian so we celebrate Christmas, and we try to put most of the emphasis on spending time with loved ones and giving to those in need. We sponsor a family or two that are in need, and give them gifts (that include both needs and wants), and even sometimes invite them over for Christmas dinner. Since my daughter is almost 4, I'm trying to show her that there's more to the season than just getting toys. My goal is to get her to pick out toys she hasn't played with and donate them herself, as well as pick one of her brand new Christmas toys to give, once she opens them all. I also decided to get her things that encourage more creativity: an art desk with drawers for supplies, some dress up clothes including superhero, elsa, and doctor, books, and a snowman/snow fort kit. For those who give gifts, I've told them to either put some money away for my daughter's tuition fund, donate it, or go on a "date", like catch up over a drink, dinner, movie, museum, etc. My good friend is Jewish and she has invited my daughter and I to celebrate Chanukah with her and her family this year. I don't know much about it, but I'm really excited to learn and honoured to be included! So... what about you?
One of my all time favorite BTers has finally achieved her long overdue Hall of Fame Status. She is friendly, helpful and a wonderful asset to our community. I know she's touched my life, and I am guessing she has touched quite a few of you as well. We all envy her amazing eyes. Please join me in showing her the love she deserves. Congrats, Meaghan! BT loves you!!!
Joe's Kid has reached the big 3k. From one Daddy's Girl to another, I have to say she is amazing. She makes everyone feel welcome. Thanks for being so wonderful with everyone. May your amazingly bright eyes always be brighter than the rest of us (who use a lot of GlamGlow)!
our darling syd has reached 5000 hearts!!! she's an amazing bt contributor - from the trades threads, to recognizing makeup as art, to always having a recommendation! syd is the woman who sees the beauty in everything! but even more she's an amazing friend!!! syd i love you and i'm honoured to be able to call you a friend!!! let's hear it for our sydbristow!!!!
One of Birchbox's LE seasonal boxes, A Vanity Affair. I have been gazing at it since it came out and have yet to pull the trigger. It's $100 (meep!), but if I hurry my slow butt up, I can still get 20% off. Thoughts? It includes: BY TERRY Baume de Rose – Travel Size Chantecaille Luminous Gloss – Lychee or Passionfruit JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Coquette JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Nostalgia Maison Caulières Perfumed Bath Oil – Travel Size MAKE Calypso Palette Rosanna Alhambra Medium Vessel Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray – Travel Size SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Oil-in-Cream – Travel Size Stephanie Johnson Tinseltown Gold Jewelry Tray Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment – Travel Size Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint TOCCA Eau de Parfum, Margaux – Travel Size
So I feel like doing my makeup, but it's raining so I don't think I'll be going out. That's not the point of this status though. What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day? Mine goes from classical music, to the beatles, and of course - David Bowie! Edited to include the picture I took the other day.
I just renewed my drivers license yesterday and made it a point to do it in person so I could retake my picture. The last picture I took had been unexpected and I had no chance to prepare. Fingers crossed this one will come out better. How does yours look? Any good stories out there?
Now that the weather is getting colder (in most places) more of us are switching to hot tea, coco, etc. So lets share - who is drinking what (from teas, to coffees to even wines, etc), post a pic if you would like ; other wise just specify the name of your beverage and continue to enjoy it My husband woke me up with a hot tea for breakfast. It was Green Mint Tea - now I feel refreshed, awake but still not ready for this day !!!
Come and let everyone know if you've done a trade with someone or they've been an awesome TSB contributor! Let's give kudos to our BT BFFs! So a post could be one persons feedback on another, how a trade went, did they ship quickly, etc. and others could reply if they dealt with the same person and how their trade went.
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?
Are there any types of makeup you just don't like? I don't mean a particular brand, but just an entire type. For example, I stopped buying lipstick when I realized that I almost never choose to wear it. I love stains and balms and glosses, but lip color in stick form is just not my thing. Another thing I don't wear too often is powder blush. I wear blush nearly every day, but it's usually a cheek stain, because I think cheek stains both look and feel better on my dry skin. So do you all have any quirky dislikes like I do?
While I patiently wait for my four VIBR sale orders to arrive I have decided to man up (lady up?) and ban myself from purchasing anything not gift related until Black Friday. I do most of my Sephora shopping during these last few months of the year but even this time I went a little crazy. Anyone else putting off buying cosmetics/skincare/stuff in general until Black Friday or beyond? Cause if I don't I'm headed for this (minus the atrocious spelling error): (Ha, not really.. but maybe..)
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Lately I have been going over my purchases and I noticed a tiny trend - I am obsessed with some things more than others. So what are your 5 things/products that you are obsessed with lately (it could be anything - from food to clothing to makeup, etc)? Mine are: - Skin care (Algenist, face masks, and serums) - Purses (bought 4 purses in one year, and continuing to look .. smh) - Starbucks (holiday drinks) - NARS creamy concealer - Bite Beauty
with all the limited edition items that are released and the shark frenzies that follow, I'm interested in seeing what items my fellow BTers have snagged over the years that are now those coveted hard to find unicorns. Those beautiful things we wanted but missed out on. Basically, I want to see pictures of those Beauties I cannot have, just like I wznna see pictures of those hunky men in harlequin romance novels I can never have. Running to grab a box of tissues and some popcorn! Oh and as a sneak preview, here's my first self-deemed unicorn. This picture is from the Omotesando cosmetic boutique. The blusher in the middle is the real unicorn. It was only available at this one store location to celebrate its opening. I went in to snag one for someone else and they were sold out. See the sold out sticker? They sold out in a week and STILL had the darn set on display one month later!!! Why????