Thought I'd start a non-makeup thread on those times inside a Sephora store when we've unknowingly been placed on the spot -- and possibly blushing every shade of pink one could imagine. -During a recent trip, the employee who rang me up practically yelled, "You have XXXX points!!! Would you like to redeem anything from our display?" Needless to say, everyone standing around the register turned to look at me, and I could see the wheels turning in their heads as to how much I've spent. Clearly they've missed the memo that 4X points was a few months prior and that I'm a points hoarder. -One pushy (borderline getting on my nerves) MUA asked which UD or YSL eyeshadow I had on, since the color was extremely vibrant and glittery on my eyes. It was neither but, in fact, a L'oreal Infallible. The plus side was that I was able to shop in peace after telling her that Share away, folks!
We swatched Urban Decay's new Naked3(!!) palette to see how the colors looked on different skintones. What do you think?
Do you have a swatch of this palette? Post a pic in the thread below!
Shop this palette> http://seph.me/1iF8gRZ
Hi everyone!!! This is a follow up post to my male celebrity crushes post from a few weeks ago! If you could marry any male celebrity, who would it be? I would marry Henry Cavill. That man is fineeeeeee. But he's 12 years older than me I have him as my phone background and my computer screen saver 3, 2, 1, GO!!!! P.S. I really should be studying for my finals but, I'm too stressed, tired, and don't want to anymore. :/
Hey girls, I was at the mall today and on my way to Sephora and this young representative for a new brand called ' Orogold Cosmetics ' approached me. The store is very sleek and luxurious and looks like it's catered to high end clientele. She was ' testing ' out some products she recommended for me on my wrist. Then tried to con me into purchasing the products which I said no and would consider coming back. I go to their website and they are selling skincare that is for people who have MEGA BUCKS !. I get that it's 24K gold inside your stuff but selling it in a mall where I live ain't going to fly unless your rich. I'd suggest they go to Yorkville where the most ELITE shop in Toronto. What I found disturbing is that she's trying to say my purchases are going to irratate my skin and that the Amore Pacific stuff isn't as good. I don't care if you got 24K S**T in there I ain't buying it !. PLEASE AVOID THIS BRAND, THEY WILL SCAM YOU AND HARASS YOU !!!
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.
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!
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.
Assume, for the sake of this discussion, that sunscreen is provided miraculously, and doesn't need to be a concern. My picks: an OCC lip tar (probably Harlot). A single tube will last you FIVEVER, and that's a nice bright color that'll suit the climate. ( http://www.sephora.com/lip-tar-P376506?skuId=14553 10) Urban Decay 24/7 liquid eyeliner in Perversion ( http://www.sephora.com/24-7-waterproof-liquid-eyel iner-P292015?skuId=1348697) A black mascara (I am terrible for going between brands--I have not found any one I'm totally loyal to and in love with enough to list here.) And I would be slathering my face in sunscreen regularly to maintain my deathly pallor fair complexion.
I'm stumped on ideas for small gifts to buy my kids' teachers. Any teachers out there who could tell me what gifts you love to receive? Any ideas are appreciated! 2 of the teachers are male mid-to-late 20's. 1 female early 20's and 1 female late 30's. edit - My children attend a Lutheran school so Christmas/religious themed gifts would be appropriate.
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.
Good morning, dolls! Let's start the day off with a random quiz: 1. What plans do you have for the weekend? Going to go out to eat and hang out with my coworker/friend. 2. If you could wear one perfume for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is a tough one, but I think I am going to have to Say Gucci Envy Me. 3. Are you an only child? If not, how many siblings do you have? No, I have three siblings; two brothers and one sister. 4. Have you got all your holiday shopping done? Nope; I still need to order a couple of other stuff for the family. 5. What special holiday meal will you be enjoying this year? Glazed ham with honey, mashed potatoes and gravy.
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.*
Hi all, I have been so frustrated lately at my lack of eyelining skills. I can work with a pencil just fine, but I turn to the mystical (to me) world of gels and liquids to achieve the coveted, timeless "cat-eye" look that so many beauty bloggers claim to use in their everyday routine. Every. single. tutorial I've watched makes application look SO easy! It only flusters me more...does anyone else have this problem? I have a lot to learn, but I like to think I know my way around a makeup bag...it is almost embarrassing to me to be unable to do a winged eye. I've tried gel and liquid, angled and long skinny brushes...nothing. If any of you could guide me, I'd be infinitely grateful!! Thank you!
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. - I forgot to mention that The Bay will be hosting Beauty Gala's this coming week. You have to buy a ticket but out of the 10$ 2 goes to charity and 8 towards your purchase. Some counters give free stuff when you buy the ticket from them. You get your make-up done too at that counter I'm going and very excited about it! 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
Hi girls! So I ordered quite a few of the $10 steals and I thought it would be fun for us to write up mini review on them for each other. Mine arrived last night, so I've only tried two so far. Eyeko Mascara/Eyeliner (still available) I was SO excited to try the Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner.... and it wasn't very pigmented. Maybe it is a little dry and I need to shake it up (??) and try again tomorrow. I'll report back. I haven't tried the mascara yet but the wand is very unique. http://www.sephora.com/skinny-mini-duo-P377021?sku Id=1470962 Caudalie Hand Cream and Lip Conditioner Duo (sold out- individual links below) I had been wanting to try the lip conditioner and I constantly use hand lotion so this was perfect for me. The lip conditioner is very smooth and smells nice. The hand lotion smells sooooo good (sort of citrusy?) and my hands feel lovely! What do you guys think of your $10 sets? http://www.sephora.com/lip-conditioner-P6034?skuId =241653 http://www.sephora.com/h-nail-cream-P152203?skuId= 941609
I don't understand why people think I'm mean if I'm just being myself. Is it because I'm an introvert? Have darker interests? Or because I dresss in all black? It's probably that and because I'm quite the honest person, I'm not sugar-coating anything, that just being a dishonest person. I guess I'll always have to deal with it since I'm always getting made fun of. Has something like this happened to you?
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!!!
So, I'm in the midst of the college application process and I was writing essays for Brown U and one of the questions posed was in regard to a community that I valued and I started my essay by mentioning Sephora's Beauty Talk. ^.^ You ladies mean a lot to me if you sneak into my applications to Ivy Leauge schools!
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?
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!
The site worked SO WELL this year! I got into the site and had a completed order at 12:01 EST!!! Last year it took me an HOUR to order on the site. Anyways, I grabbed the Kate Somerville, Ole Henriksen, and the Art of Shaving $10 deals. Three presents/stocking stuffers down on my list! What did everyone else get?
~*~ Edit... I will be leaving soon for Thanksgiving. I tried updating the list on my phone last night, & it doesn't work well. I'll update it tonight when I get home, but please search through the posts for updates until then ~*~ Some stores are starting to post their Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals, so I wanted to keep a running list of all the deals/promos going on. I'll try to keep this list updated as much as possible, please post in the comments if you find something I don't have listed yet. (Beauty related items only please ) ~*~ This list is for Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals, for other sales, please check the sale thread http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Makeup-lover s-What-sales-are-going-on/m-p/488421/highlight/tru ... or random postings on BT ~*~ Last update 12/2 11:00 am EST ~ BLACK FRIDAY ~ AHAVA : 40% off all orders Alba Botanica : Buy 2 get 1 free on all products with code ALBATHANKYOU 11/29-12/2 AmorePacific : 20% off selected products with code TURKEY20 ends 11:59 EST 11/29 Arcona : 40% off all Arcona products with $100 purchase 11/29-11/30 b-glowing : 10% off & Free shipping on all orders with code THANKSTEN Bath & Body Works: 7 Merry Must Haves in a Tote $20 with purchase of $40 or more . 11/29-11/30 BeautyBar : $25 off $100, $50 off $200, $75 off $300 with code BBCYBER13. Buy 2 Butter London Nail Polishes Get 1 Free . 11/27-12/3 Bliss : 20% off full-size Bliss, Elemis, Remede products 11/29-12/2 Bobbi Brown : Free Full size Extreme Party Mascara & travel makeup remover with any order with code TGIBF 11/28-11/30 The Body Shop : Tote bag willed with 9 favorites $25 with any $30 purchase Boots USA : 20% off entire purchase with code CYB20 ends 12/3 Butter London : 20% off all purchases (except "last call"), & 50% off clearance with code CYBER13 11/29-12/2 Costal Scents : 50% off entire purchase through 12/2 Dermstore : 20% off favorites (just add what you want to your favorites list, then shop through there) 20% off SkinCeuticals, 30% off Jane Iredale, 20% Hydroxatone Ends 12/1 Dr Brandt : 40% off site wide with code SURPRISE 11/29 DuWop : 40% off 11/29-12/2 Em Cosmetics : $10 off $30, $20 off $50 or $50 off $100 . Fresh : Free fresh Life Eau de Parfum Rollerball with $100 purchase Giorgio Armani : 20% off $75 purchase through 12/5 Inglot : 20% off all products (excluding Freedom System & accessories) & free 77 Gel Eyeliner with $80 purchase 3am EST 11/28- 3am EST 12/4 John Masters Organics : 25% off site wide with code HOLIDAY13 11/28-12/2 Julep : "Black Friday Mystery" Won't be revealed until Friday. For every 1,000 FB likes on the post, Julep will take $1 off the Mystery item/set. Kate Somerville : 30% off with code HOLIDAY2013 11/25-12/2 Kohl's : Many Fragrance deals, doesn't look like any of the prestige cosmetics will be on sale. ( check circular for more ) Lime Crime : 30% off entire order with code LOVE30 9am EST BF-11/30 11:59 EST Lit Cosmetics : BOGO free glitter 6am-12am (all time zones granted? funny wording LOL) MAC : Hautecore Friday Lipstick- Mac's first matte, true black lipstick. Available only on-line on Black Friday. Macy's : Clinique Skincare & Color Sets: 4 different sets $24-$62 Fragrance Set Door Buster Deal WebID 1101363 Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Favorites $20 4 piece mini perfume set WebID 1022837 Origins $20 2-piece Ginger Favorites WebID 1105463 Lancome $29 3 piece Eye set WebID 1062511 Este Lauder $20 Lush Lip gloss set WebID 1088532 ( check circular for more ) Starts 8pm EST Modcloth : Maquillage of Miracles Make-up Palette -The Balm 50% off NET-A-PORTER : 15% off all beauty items with code HOLIDAYBEAUTY 11/25-12/2 Nordstrom : $10 Nordstrom Beauty Grab Bag palette. $18 Ahava Mineral Hand Cream Duo. OCC : Little Black Dress Stained Gloss $18, or Free with $75 purchase Ole Henriksen : Free bag of products worth $100 with any $50 purchase with code 100GIFTBAG (Includes: truth to go wipes, packet of almond polish, truth is in the eyes, walnut complexion scrub, truth cream, african red tea cleanser) 11/26-12/2 Origins : $60 6 bestsellers set Plantscription Serum, Youth renewing nihgt cream, checks & balances face wash, no puffery roll on, ginger burst body wash, ginger souffle Ouidad : 20% off all orders with code FFCURL20 or 25% off orders over $60 with code FFCURL25 11/27-12/4 Overstock : many BF deals going on Pangea Organics : BOGOfree everything 11/27-12/2 Peter Thomas Roth : 20% off site wide 11/29 Saks : $25 gift card with $100 beauty or fragrance purchase with code Beauty13 ends 11/29 Smashbox: 25% off everything with $50 purchase with code HOLIDAY25 ends 12/2 SkinStore : 20% off storewide with code CHEER20 plus a lot of free GWP items added just for Black Friday (Sale ends December 2) Target : Offering $5-$20 gift cards on a lot of beauty purchases, a few beauty sets, and savings on items. Way too many to list, please check the Target add on-line Tarte : 25% off with code TURKEY ends 12/1 Ulta : Deals start on Thursday at 8pm EST on-line . ( check circular for more ) Urban Decay : 6 piece Revolution Lipstick $50 (Includes Jilted, F-Bomb, Catfight, Naked, Native & Protest). $35 Travel set; all nighter spray, supercurl mascara, eyeshadow primer potion, & black market 24/7 eye pencil. Starts 9am EST BF morning Victoria's Secret : Black Friday Tote free with purchase. Perfumes for $25 . Fragrance gift sets 2 for $25 . 11/29-11/4 Walgreens : Lady Gaga Fame Perfume 50% off Yes To : 40% off entire site 12am EST 11/29 YSL : 20% off $75 purchase ends 12/2 Zoya : FREE 12 piece dream box "cheers to all" with $72 purchase (worth $96) Code DREAMBIG (sale starts 6pm EST Thursday, ends Friday, only one per person) ~ CYBER MONDAY ONLY DEALS ~ AmorePacific : 20% off Selected Products with code CYBER20 ends midnight EST 12/3 Anthony Logistics : 30% off sitewide Free Tool Kit with $175 purchase Ends midnight PST 12/2 Bodyshop : 50% off site wide b-Glowing : 20% off $50 purchase The Balm : 40% off Site wide Bobbi Brown : Pick 5 treats with any oder & free shipping 12/1-12/3 Carol's Daughter : 35% off & free shipping 12/2-12/3 Dermstore : still offering 20% off Favorites & you get a free super set with any $100 purchase (worth $212- image in the comments). 20% off PMD DHC : 10% off all orders Dr. Brandt : 40% off eye creams First Aid Beauty : 30% off & free shipping on all orders with code CYBERMONDAY & 1 oz Ultra Repair Cream free with $75 purchase. Ends midnight EST 12/2 Giorgio Armani : 20% off $75 purchase ends 12/5 Jack Black : 70% off Holiday sets & free shipping Julep : Secret Store is open to all: Single polishes as low as $2.99, sets for $7.99 Kiehl's : $20 off $65 purchase with code CHEER ends 12/4 Laura Geller : 20% off site wide & free shipping Miracle Skin Transformer : 30% off purchases $50 or more Origins : $10 off $25 purchase with code TENOFF ends 12/2 Paula's Choice : 15% off site wide Sigma : 20% off site wide SkinStore : 20% off sitewide & Free Beauty Bag with $300 purchase with code CHEER20 Skyn Iceland : 25% off site wide Tarte : $10 mascaras, $20 blushes, $30 Pure Maracuja Oil, $40 lash enhancer Too Faced : $25 grab bag 20% off order with code PRETTY20 Ulta : 25% off Hydroxatone products. Many discounts available, & a free 18 piece Beauty Bag with any $40 purchase. Urban Decay : Book of Shadows IV re-release with deluxe Revolution Lipstick sample $25. Smoked Palette & UDPP duo for $40 . Yes To : Everything is $2 for 2 hours : 12 pm EST - 2 pm EST (cannot be combined with other offers, excludes bundles, only single items) YSL : 20% off all orders over $75, free shipping & 5 deluxe minis with code CYBER13 Ends 12/7/2013
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!
Hey girls, So I couldn't contain my feeling of joy when I heard that the hospital I work for has just recently opened a Transgender Youth Clinic. It's the first clinic in Toronto to be devoted to dealing with patients undergoing a gender transition. In a city like Toronto we don't have a whole lot of resources available for those who need the help to transition properly without ridicule. I'm just so thankful that they've finally done this and that these children can get the help they truly need. If I could get a job transfer to work with these youth I would do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't want to see them go through the same struggles I did when I was transitioning. Anyways I just thought I would share this great news because this is one thing I truly feel happy about right now :-D !!
i was just wondering what kind of fears people have. I have a TON of fears, including heavy rain + thunder, spiders, and crowds of people (anxiety). Also, how do you guys cope with your fears? What kinds of things comfort you?
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.