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!
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!
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:
--closed-- Box of awesome high end items and unicorns, show me yours and I'll show you mine, lol. While I’m not “ancient”, I’ve been on BeautyTalk WAY longer than I ever expected and have made some very good friends….as well as been enabled into getting WAY more makeup, lol. It is getting a bit overwhelming and as much as I like pretty things, my style is more minimalist, so I don’t reaaally need 6 or 7 jars of Guerlain meteorites etc. To help revamp/reorganize my stash as well as having some fun with the awesome friends I’ve made, I’m doing the LUV TB. It contains lots of makeup that I love but never use, altho I couldn’t bear to part with any perfumes or majority of the skincare, so you ladies will have to make up for it along the way. Keep it classy, with high end and preferably new or lightly used things. No drugstores. Since it’s got tons of expensive items, I asked people I trust who are interested, so the box is closed. If it goes well, I may do another one next year when I've accumulated enough treasures. =P Expand below to see the rules, taken from the awesome roxystar4 and slightly simplified: Spoiler (Highlight to read) * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills. Donts’s ■ 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 ■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ DON'T swatch items from the box. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Do’s ♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in. Allowed: ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!) Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!) If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX********* 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). -send your address to the person above you -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on. * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.Donts’s■ 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■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB.■ DON'T swatch items from the box. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.Do’s♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not.♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM.♥ Package things carefully! ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in. Allowed:☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!)☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)Not allowed:☆Pre-made samples☆ NO used/swatched lip wands ☆Heavily used items☆ Drugstore items☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX********* 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).-send your address to the person above you-post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on. Positions are flexible as long as you let me know a couple days beforehand. Right now here's the list: ChicDabbler ghkim katief241981 rikkie AznAngelLiz Missie772 beethousand WendyOMGWar DesertRose0706 Britlee303 anb0906 jellybean917 wingatprsct BeautyJunkie325 mlmac LindenAnn kalex thesupergirl RJAMLT KITKAT2383 It's my first box, so I'm capping it at 20. Wait list: - Sparklekai - myxducky - Oklady2013 That's all, have fun ladies! XD
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!
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies! (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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?
I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities. I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way. This is my set up for now. Whats your set up like?
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 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!
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.
Happy Mani Friday! Today I decided to get a little crazy and do a "spray paint inspired" mani with Butter London's new Brick Lane Collection . The whole collection really quite stunning, and my photo doesn't really capture the subtle flecks of glitter in all of the colors. I'm a fan. What do you think?
What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell!
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!
A while back I had made a look using the colors of the stray cat that took shelter in my home, I've fed and given her water ever since. This is the second time she's had kittens, unfortunately the last litter didn't survive and from what I know she only had two this time but only one has made it to the barely opening eyes stage. She had them on July 1st. I haven't named the kitty yet, but here's a picture of his(I'm thinking it's a he) cuteness. Taken today.
The other day I had the following exchange with my husband and I thought you all might appreciate it! Husband - (gestures towards dresser where I have about 40 bottles of perfume displayed) "Do you ever look at all those bottles lined up and think, 'I have a problem'"? Me - "No." Husband - "Huh." Me - "Do you ever look at your one bottle of cologne in the bathroom cabinet and think, 'I wish I had more variety'"? Husband - "No." Me - "Huh." I find that this theme repeats itself often. My husband has 5 pairs of shoes (black and brown dress shoes and 2 pairs of sneakers) where I have... I don't know and you can't make me count. My husband has about 5 pairs of jeans and a dozen t-shirts, whereas I have vacuum bags of clothes under the bed to swap out seasons because they're not even close to all fitting in my closet or dressers. That man makes no sense. What about you and your SO?
Jozkid came to visit me today!! Yay! We went to the Maine Mall store and she got to see how completely awesome the team there is. I'm so lucky to have them as my "home team", and it was soo fun showing them off! I had a $25 giftcard and purchased two things. But here's my total haul: My total was 32 cents. Then we went to lunch. Yummerz. No pics of that sorry, I inhaled it all too fast. Now she's driving home and I hope she beats the tourists! I had such a great time, she's super duper sweet and FUNNY!!! Can't wait to meet up with her again sometime.
I dislike the customer service and coupon restrictions. Just tried a coupon that gives NEARLY everything off 20% (even UD) and it didn't work. I wanted the Marc Jacob Daisy So Fresh purse spray. (Not at Sephora) Another horror was me driving to one 30 minutes away and kept checking up on the limited edition OPI polishes that were out of stock. They offered to get the items and transfer them to the store. IT TOOK A F****ING MONTH. Of course I got it for free because I was b****ing and whining and probably attempted to cause a scene. I complained about the driving and their incompetence. God, what a nightmare. I love you Sephora.
I woke up today and saw a picture on Facebook: I liked a comment that said " Don't be so stereotypic.... Not all women take that long, for example, I take about 10 minutes to get ready!!! Yeah, whatever..... " Then curiosity got the best of me and I clicked on View more comments and there I found the most.. insane comment I've read in a while. " are you a woman? getting showered &dressed, a full face of makeup & perfect hair does not take 10 minutes. not in our world or any; I take ten minutes to hop out of bed to go to the gym. but I don't look appropriate for work or an evening out - since your profile picture is a man, I can assume you take ten minutes to get ready but for some reason can't share your beautiful, all done in ten minutes self on the internet.... hmm " It made me cringe that someone would comment something like that. I love makeup so much but to have that kind of reasoning - to me it's just so so wrong. I'm sure most of you ladies would agree too. Here's my message: We don't need makeup to be beautiful. We are beautiful. But the most important beauty is not physical, it is inner beauty - that's what shines through. Don't forget to smile, smile at a stranger because it can change their whole day. I may sound so cliche right now but it is what I feel. I remember walking by an elderly woman and she smiled at me and I couldn't help but smile back and that brightened up my gloomy mood. Don't let magazines or what you see on TV dictate what beauty is - we will never be happy with our looks if that were the case. Please have a great day. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” ― Audrey Hepburn “Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.” ― Golda Poretsky
What are you reading? I'm dying to get into some good books! I recently cried all the way throughThe fault in our stars, started to read if I stay, and thirteen reasons why and realized I must've really in the mood to break my heart through the books I'm reading (don't get me wrong I LOVE crying!) but I would love some good suggestions that will and won't break my heart! Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction, sifi, self help, text book I just really am dying for autumn to curl up with my AC on full blast (shout out to all the floridians) with a blanket and good book!
Just a quick FYI to anyone with a Costco membership; the store near me (Fremont CA to be exact) has Glam Glow Power Mud for around $36. This is the newer mud-oil hybrid deep cleansing treatment. Also, to, and more exciting to me, this Costco also has Chanel nail polish! The price on the nail polish was $20 or so IIRC? Shades included Jade Rose (pale peachy pink), a red and a warm grey (sorry, don't recall the name) and Vertigo, a shimmery dark taupe brown. Vertigo came home with me. Whoohoo for Costco! I had no idea they carried prestige brands, it was my first trip there ever.
Robin Williams was one of my favorite actors, and I'm sad to hear of his passing. What is your favorite Robin Williams movie? I'm going to have to think of what mine is, there are just so many good ones.
My dear, sweet hubby stopped off at an Ulta today to pick up an allusive Too Faced blush for me. In the bag was a flyer for the upcoming 21 Days of Beauty that begins 9/7. The 2 biggest things that caught my eye were:
Too Faced: Matte Smoky Eye kit with shadows, eyeliner & mascara 9/10 & 9/18
Urban Decay: Exclusive shadow box with 9 favorites and 3 new shades. 9/7, 9/19 & 9/27
There are no pictures but it also lists events for Benefit, It Cosmetics (with new brushed that are already online), Tarte with an exclusive Nude collection (doesn't say what though) and more. It says to check out Ulta but that page says 21 days event is over and to check back in the fall.
I'm getting so excited!
New Canadian travelling box, with BNIB MAC etc!**CLOSED** TRAIN ORDER (NEW) * You must PM the person sending to you with your address now, don't wait until the box is near you! ** Remember posting tracking #'s in this thread is required! *** Remember to take photos of what you take out and put into the box! Ont: 1) Bcteagirl 2) KBmatthews: Arrived April 22nd Departed: April 23 tracking#: 0103605000505393 3) MyUsername Sent to LovingLondon April 26th tracking number: 0289787000890910 4) LovingLondon: Arrived April 30th Dparted May 1st Tracking #: 0103107000377289 5) Ivyxox Ont: 6) HappyGen (Switched orders of #5,6 due to new travel plans at station #5) Sent on May 9th, tracking # 0103516000342768 BC: 7) Clemon: Arrived May 15th, Departed May 26, tracking number 0657131000458040 8) Heartsmyface: Arrived May 30th! Left June 2nd 0102872000370974 9) Deesa - Arrived June 6th! On the way again June 9th Tracking # 0649325000350317 AB: 10) Ditzcore: Arrived June 12th, Dept June 16th: 0285072000761365 Ont: 11) Firespinner: Arrived June 23rd Departed June 25th 0102517000379397 12) Yumst3r: Arrived June 30th! sent on July 2nd 0103181000351456 13) Mkimimi: Arrived July 6th, left July 8th 14) Yullz 15) Bcteagirl Starting shortly, I would love to have a nice long train! 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! I would love to keep this train moving quickly, I am putting more stuff together/reorganizing it as we speak. If you want to officially be on the train, you do need to send a message with complete address to me! I am borrowing most of the rules from a previous train. 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) 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 *** For new mascara, dip lip gloss, you must tape them up so they cannot be opened/swatched en route. Leave other lipstics/etc untapped so people can see the colours. *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! Put a post here stating you want to participate, and PM me your name/address if you want in! Edit: spacing lol
UPDATE!!! Please check if the person you are posting about already has status. Once they have that I no longer add them up. This will help keep the thread clearer, and to be honest make this job easier for me. Thank you!! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387 = 5 or more vouchers AllieCat99 Anb0906 Annypoo Aparrish Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Beautytester Beeberz x 2 Beehavnbeauty Beethousand Bfuller x 4 Brittieee Butterblume CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Chupi Clarks18 x 2 Cpeezy Daeidre x 2 Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Dannyc DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 Erendira Evno Garnett Hipquest Hypnoticpoise IllegallyBlonde x 2 Ilovebears Inkstainedmeg Ireneh Itscarin Itsjaimiehere JaimeLove Jellybean917 x 2 Jenjendoitagain Jenpred JesiBeads Jessyiniowa Jojobe Juicytulip x 3 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Katty2323 KayyLynn x 2 Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm KrissyLuvzU x 3 Ladymeag Ladysybil x 2 Linda711 x 2 Ljp93 LKUHLE Lylysa Mafan Makeuptalk Manniface Mariahk83 Melde x 4 MK89 MlleCC Mollybb x 3 Mommyto4 Monikay MPolansky MyChoi x 4 Nebel Nicrohr Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 2 Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Person11 Pipsqueek1582 Pixyfaygo x 2 PlantGarden x 2 Poshified Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Rebbbeccaa Rikkie Riseandgrind Roxystar4 Sangova x 2 Sbowden x 2 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 2 Sp2001 Spacesuit SPAGS2332 Spoiledbrat Sschulte1014 x 2 SuzeAlex SydBristow Teresaanne92 Tigrelili Vanillammm x 2 Veronika23 Violalea Viviene23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways