I'm debating what kind of storage I want to go for. I currently use a writing desk (only has one drawer that is stuffed with random junk right now). On top, I have a couple acrylic drawers, and then some other bins filled with random things. It's... chaos right now. There's not enough room for it to be organized, and it's driving me nuts. I am waffling between IKEA Alex drawers (the 5) to go underneath, and store things that way, or a ton more acrylics for on top. I'd prefer acrylics on top of the desk for a) access and b) appearance, but I just am thinking it's not going to fit everything I want it to fit. Does anyone have any personal experiences that might help my decision?
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!
I'm taking a trip to Italy with a friend and I had a couple of things I wanted to ask about. First, any suggestions about shopping for beauty products?? Definitely Italian brands, but also other brands that aren't easily found in the U.S. (ex: Inglot, Yves Rocher are already on my list)...and I'm definitely up for trying low and high end brands! Also, any specific stores to check out? And if so, what types of products do they carry? For example, I've been trying to do some research on drugstore equivalents there, b/c I don't think it works the same way, having Walgreens/CVS type stores where they sell everything from candy and medicine to makeup and school supplies. Does one just go to the grocery store to find low end makeup? Are there specific chains you'd recommend? I feel like I should know this, I've been to Europe multiple times...just never thought to do any cosmetics shopping! :-/ Also: My friend who's coming with me has a b-day coming up, so her gift is going to be Italy/travel themed! (complete with red, white and green tissue/gift wrap, and a box of pasta ) And part of the gift is a cosmetics bag full of travel-sized toiletries. So far, I've put in shampoo, conditioner, face wash, face towelettes, body wash. Any suggestions for additional products? I can squeeze in one or two more minis in there, and I feel like I'm forgetting some other beauty essentials.... (well, there's a razor, but um..I don't feel comfortable gifting that, lol) I'm also getting her an NYX Love in Florence eye shadow palette, but I don't want to include any other makeup beyond that -- she's not much of a makeup wearer. Suggestions? Ideas? Grazie!
Alright - who's in and around the Bay Area? Where ya from? Whaddaya do? Where do you like to eat? (let's all be honest about this area's obsession over food) Is your rent as out of control as mine? Whaddaya got planned for the weekend?
It's Live Chat day BeautyTalk! Today we're chatting with Mischa G., a Bb. stylist with all kinds of awesome professional hair advice to give. The chat starts at 12 pm PST, but as usual I'm opening it up early for BT'ers to get their questions in.
So go here to ask a question!> http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Ch at-Live-with-Bumble-and-bumble/m-p/1560142
(Make sure follow the link above to get to the live chat thread. If you post your question here Mischa won't see it!)
I've been on a massive Dolce spree lately... I tried their lipsticks and lip glosses and I'm in love! I also did my normal Kat Von D hoarding as well this month with all the new lippies. So much so, that I haven't yet did my normal Nars round up. Is there a particular brand that you have been snatching up lately anytime you have a couple of bucks in your pocket? What is the brand and how much do you think you spent on your brand addiction? And what do you love about it?
I'm sooooo excited! I just bought Bobbi Brown's Beauty Manual in Barnes and Noble the other day and loved it. I just happened to take a peek at her actual website and saw that she's got a team of makeup artists that hold workshops. I was thinking...how am I getting to CA or NY for these?!?!? Then I found out it's right at the Bobbi Brown Studio in my State! (NJ) I didn't know this place existed. Just so happens that the Basic Beauty workshop is being help next Friday from 4-8pm. It's $200 ($100 redeemable in product) If any of you are from NJ and have the $, maybe you should come with!! I'm overly excited about this ;-) Happy Monday <3
I'm loving the concept of using empty Diptyque candle jars for beauty storage -- they look so pretty and classic. However, i'm not really feeling like dropping $30 a candle to do this. Additionally I haven't had great luck with eBay since they are few listings for empty jars. Any recommendations for other places to look online?
It's called : Lord & Berry Kajal Stick - Oriental Black IT LOOK'S REALLY, REALLY NEAT & EASY ( & FAST ) TO USE & I HAVE BEEN EYEBALLING THIS LINE (MAINLY THE LIP PROD'S CAUGHT MY EYE) FOR A HOT MINUTE THEN I SAW THIS & SO WANT IT! DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE W/ THIS LINER &/ OR LINE? I COULD HAVE SWORE I SAW A LINER SHAPED IN A CONE LIKE THIS BY EITHER LAURA M. OR ARDENCY INN BUT I'M NOT TOO SURE/ CAN'T REMEMBER! THANKS!
It's live chat day on BeautyTalk!
YOU GUYS. I am so excited about today's live skincare chat. Today we have not one, but TWO phenomenal skincare experts, Ole Henriksen and Kate Somerville, taking your questions exclusively on BeautyTalk.. As a devoted user of both skincare lines, I'm super juiced to see your questions and read their great advice.
As usual, I'm opening the chat for BT early so you guys can get your questions in now, in case you can't make it at noon.
So go ask your question! GO HERE> http://seph.me/1q5iRst
(Make sure you click the link above and post your question in the live chat thread. If you post if here they won't see it!)
I want to share this offer to all, Cate&chloe jewelry montly box which i generally $40, is just $15.20 in livingsocial. I like the offer as one get $200+ worth jewelry just for $15. In living social it is for $19, but use this coupon code summerstart, it will become $15.20. Check it out asap, i got 3, so than i can buy 3, 1 month boxes one after another.
Hey guys! Hope your having a fab summer! So as some of you may know, i had a "BC & Beauty" post of which was periodically updated. it was recently taken down because a couple of people took the conversation into an inappropriate direction.I dont mind starting a new thread if we can keep our comments PG, clean, concise and less messy. comment and let me know...Should i conduct a Part II? Thanks loves <3.
Hey, FYI I just got an email from Ulta--today online starts 2x points (3x for platinum members) and they have the new Lorac Pro 2 Palette! some other good deals--Free shipping on the entire order with any Bare Minerals purchase, as well as GWP... Happy Sunday enabling!!
I just checked my email,and I got an email today from SMASHBOX that you can sign up and for every 500 pts earned , you will receive a $10.00 gift card to use on the site. They are also close to ending the 25% off plus free shipping, today until it ends, they are including a silver make up bag with a mascara, you can go to the website and get the code to type In for the Free Mascara and bag. I have not shopped at SMASHBOX for quite awhile, but I still get their daily emails and PROMO EMAILS ( promos for all customers ).
Hi everyone! I just put in an order to E.L.F. because they have an amazing deal today- FREE SHIPPING! Any time I see those words together, I do a happy dance and place an order, pronto. ;D So, to get free shipping, just spend $13 or more, and use the code HAPPYFRIDAY13. Enjoy!
I just checked my E-Mail, and I got this from SMASHBOX - They sent me a PROMO CODE for all friends and family ( heck,even people who you don't know well ) FOR 25 % OFF any order of $50.00 or more PLUS FREE SHIPPING and , supposedly, LARGE size SAMPLES with EVERY PURCHASE with this special. ! The PROMO CODE is : SBXFF25 I Just Thought I would shre with all the Ladies ,Gentlemen,and SMASHBOX Fans!
Happy WNW BeautyTalk! Today our product writer Kris is back to share his picks for Father's Day.
"Father’s Day is fast approaching and we all know how hard it is to shop for that guy! Here are a few great new items any dad would be proud to get, so break the tie-giving tradition and surprise him with something luxurious and fun that he’ll actually use. It’s just your way of saying, “Thanks, dad!”'
FOREO LUNA™ For Men
"This high-tech cleansing tool is made especially for men. It features two settings to cleanse and fight the signs of aging. The deep cleansing pulses leave skin smoother and softer, reducing the chances of razor burn and making dad’s face feel more awake and alive. The lower-frequency antiaging pulses stimulate the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and who wouldn't want that?"
Acqua Di Parma Collezione Barbiere After Shave Balm
"This balm is the bomb! It’s lightweight and fast-absorbing to provide instant relief, plus its alcohol-free formula doesn’t sting going on. Gentle plant extracts help aid skin repair from shaving scrapes, and hyluronic acid provides moisturizing and antiaging benefits. Most importantly it feels great and is unscented, so it doesn't clash with dad’s favorite scent."
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Gift Set
"Speaking of scents, this gift set from Victor & Rolf features their most popular male fragrance. Bold and spicy, it’s perfect for the sporty dad. This set includes eau de toilette, shower gel, and aftershave balm to complete the experience. Surprise him with something a bit spicy. It might just be good for him."
Do you know what you're gifting your favorite fella(s) on June 15th? Show and Tell!
I ended up going with my child to the local Women, Family, and Children's Food / Nutrition Classes / Parenting Classes for those who need it and free Womans heathcare/std testing. They also have an apartment complex for single women with children can rent, pro-rated o what they can pay, but to stay there they must be either looking for a job actively or working and are unable to get on their feet. We went there to sign up my Child for WIC ( she is available to get formula coupons until my grandbaby is weaned off the Similac, then they will provide 4 gallons of milk per week for her child until kidergarden age or until my child makes more money. ) ANYWAY - I donated the box I started that contains $118.50 worth of items - Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Shampoo and a bottle of the matching conditioner: $30.00 , B&BW BLACKBERRY WOODS Triple Moisture Shimmer Lotion : $12.50 8 BOTTLES of "ART DECO" fingernail ART PAINT /Nail Lacquer to paint designs on your nails in may different colors
Hey girls, So today I was on the hunt to get as many foundation samples as I could from brands I am so very curious to try out. I hit 5 out of 6 stores in Toronto and got a small ziploc bag full of samples. I managed to get matched to most of the brands except the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear which I will still have to get them to go match me in as they didn't even put the effort into trying anyway. My worst experience was the Sephora Fairview which I was very disappointed in the application the girl did. It was streaky, patchy and looked so **bleep** gross. I find when I am in need of foundation matches some reps tend to steer you in the direction of products they'd want you to try vs what you'd like to actually check out. All in all I was pretty happy with the outcome. I've also been told I am now going to be VIB Rouge again in 2015 which I am not too impressed with as I didn't get any of the perks they claimed we'd get. Hope all of you are having a great Sunday !
I've been filling out the survey.medallia sweepstakes FOREVER after purchases & I've never won. I don't know anyone in my group of friends that have won, either. Has anyone here on BT won? Do you know someone personally that's won the $250.00 sweepstake?
Happy Live Chat day! Today we're excited to bring back Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of Caudalie ( Divine Oil : My FAVE) to answer your summer skincare questions. She's awesome, so you'll want to chat.
Per the usual, I'm opening the chat up early so our BTers can get their questions in before anyone else. So ask away!
Go HERE: http://seph.me/1mlxoKK to ask your question.
(You must ask your question in the live chat thread above. If you post it in the comments below, Mathilde won't see it. :/)
Hello, I really really want the Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set but it is only left in stock wt Ulta and Too faced. So I am wondering if anyone was placing an order and would be willing to buy it and then send it off to me. I could pay you with paypal half once I see you ordered it and then the other half when I got it? Or however trades are going these days. Anyway please PM me so we can talk it out if you are able to help Thanks!