At this time of my life, when my friends text to say they need an opinion, I'm expecting questions on love/money/STDs. I LMFAOed when my friend asked me which brushes to get. And honestly, she's my gem of a friend that I text when I need to know which d*** lip colour suits me. Have you got girl/guy friends that will drop all to answer your beauty puzzles?
This week, we at Sephora would like to give a shout out to one of our exciting new brands, Glow Recipe. This Korean skincare brand combines natural ingredients, gentle hydration, and heavenly, silky textures to create soothing, next-level skincare. Check out a couple of their top products:
Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask smooths skin and boosts radiance overnight with watermelon and hyaluronic acid. The mask boasts a luxuriously bouncy texture and a revolutionary formula that won’t transfer to your pillow while you sleep, yet remains breathable. It removes dead skin cells while imparting lasting hydration for softer, brighter skin.
Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser transforms from gel to foam to cleanse, hydrate, and tone. Skin is left clean, but never dry or tight thanks to a pH-balanced formula and a healthy dose of hyaluronic acid. Blueberries provide an antioxidant boost as well as gentle, skin-smoothing AHAs. –Kris G.
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Please oh please oh please! Can you add Beauty Bakerie products to your offering on SEPHORA.com and in Stores? Their Lip Whips are my #1 favorite long wear & smudge proof lip color. All of their products are amazing, cruetly and animal free. I'm sure I'm not the only that feels this way. Thanks!
I love organizing my stuff (although I often fail at keeping it organized for longer periods of time). At the moment, I use Scentbase for my perfumes (though I'm behind), LibraryThing for my books (this is surprisingly updated), and I used to use DVDProfiler to keep track of my movies (I can't remember at the moment if it's not supported anymore, or why I stopped using it, but I have been looking for a good replacement for that). I could just make myself another spreadsheet or database, but I'd prefer to use something I can check from anywhere (and not clog my Dropbox up further to do it). Ideas?
Beauty Bakerie products (specifically their matte liquid lipsticks) are a staple for me! Their liquid lips have lasted me through long nights and still look the same in the morning! Will Sephora ever carry this brand?
My 2017 Birthday Goodies: -Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 in Monogram print. -Sephora giftcards -Money -My favorite cake (it's called hummingbird cake) that only my cousin knows how to make just how i like it. -Pandora charms for my bracelet -Swarovski crushed crystal bracelet Over all I'd say it was a good one. I received everything and more and was surrounded by love! Share with us your wishlist and tell us what ya got!
Retinoids–the anti-aging skin wonder–are one of your best weapons against fine lines and wrinkles. Products that contain these proven wrinkle-fighters combat signs of aging by gently resurfacing skin and supporting natural cell turnover for a younger, healthier appearance.
SUNDAY RILEY’s Luna Oil improves the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture, and age spots, delivering essential moisture for a calm complexion. Peter Thomas Roth’s Professional 3% Retinoid Plus is a lightweight serum that visibly improves fine lines and wrinkles, while lightly hydrating and evening skin’s tone.
When using products with retinoids, remember to start slow and up the frequency as skin adjusts. And, as always, slather skin in sunscreen! –Tracy J.
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1. Bitterlace beauty mermaid palette colors not yet released yet it will be out this summer cant wait fot this one.I think she is expanding her brand so it may or may not even be highlighters.I dont like surprises but I cant wait to see what she has in store. 2. Sigma Lip Switch the entire collection I dont want to buy it now because its too hot right now everyones selling out and only has two shades left so yeah once everyone has them the hype will die down and it will be easier and a more calm environment for me to purchase them in.I hate restocks I just cant deal with that craziness not my style . 3. Lime Crime Diamond crushers collection to try out and see them I know they are not that great but I'am still kinda interested plus their not too crazy expensive. 4. Victoria Secret - I'am waiting for their spring / summer semi annual sale coming up.I need bras , undies , pink items , perfume everything cant even tell you how excited I'am for that sale.I literally wait to buy everything because I refuse to pay full price plus I like freebies like bags . 5. MAC - patentpolish lip pencils , lipglass clear ,Justine skye powder 6. Too faced unicorn tears 7. Kylie Cosmetics - This is a maybe for me not sure if I want it or just want it because of the hype and big deal everyone makes about them.The lip kits need to have better colors. Oh I should have mentioned this thread can be anything shopping related it doesnt have to be makeup it can be clothes or anything you want.I dont care lol. The Kylie cosmetics Gina gloss I have had my eye on though thats a pretty shade of pink.For someone whos a white girl lol.I say this because the kardashians have olive skin tone and I'am not armenian.It wont let me post a pic of the D.... gina gloss on here even though I'am technically not cursing thats the name of the lipgloss lol. 8. Jesses girl glow stix - I dont want to buy these until they have all the shades in stock, I think they have 3 different colors .When you add certain shades together you can create a rainbow lip like below they used two colors from jesses girl to create this look.Its on their instagram page if anyones interested.
Just for fun, here’s a place to share memories of time gone by, and to remember things from the past that will take us down memory lane. Can be beauty/fashion related or not. Share your “Remember When” stories here and we can all get nostalgic with remembering how things used to be. #Beauty #Fashion #Music #Technology #Cars #Food Let's have fun with this! Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Miranda Kerr truly cares about using good-for-your-skin products, and she hopes you do too. She created KORA Organics, a healthy, organic, natural skincare line that follows strict organic ingredient guidelines, so that you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.
The rich, moisturizing Noni Glow Face Oil absorbs quickly into dehydrated skin to smooth, nourish, and brighten–while providing a natural glow. The potent, nutrient-dense Noni Glow Skinfood Dietary Supplement Powder (which is vegan and gluten-free) contains a powerful superfruit mixture for your daily beauty and wellness benefits. One of Miranda’s personal blends, Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil is supercharged to invoke, nurture, and empower the energies of your heart chakra. –Tracy J.
What’s your favorite organic brand? Show & tell!
What brands are you obsessed with and what sparked your love for them? What is it about that specific brand that makes you come back to buy more or try their new products? Any brands you've been disappointed with? Brands that consistently have products that don't seem to live up to the hype... or that just doesn't work for you. Maybe there's a brand you don't want to buy products from due to poor reviews/image. Any brands you've been wanting to try or any that caught your eye due to packaging or a specific product. Share your stories of brand love and dislike. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One brand that will always hold a special in my heart is MAC . It was the first higher end brand that I purchased from and what started my love and obsession to makeup! I still remember looking at all the beautiful and endless products they offered. What brought me to them was a lip balm I loved. It was a tinted lip balm and I wanted to match that very specific nude beige to a lipstick and couldn’t find it anywhere else. After seeing the range of color they offered I just fell in love. I must admit that I am a bit disappointed in the brand the last few years… it doesn’t feel like it used to and I can’t really put my finger on what makes me feels this way about them. KVD is another brand that keeps getting my money. I'm loving pretty much everything she is coming out with! Her packaging and all the work she puts into it make it even more special. I so wish I would have gotten the face chart reward when it was up. Definitely one of my top brands! I also want to mention The Body Deli . I keep repurchasing from them. I love their products and have been using their body line for a while now. Here's more info about them from their site. Spoiler (Highlight to read) THE BODY DELI is the pioneer in fresh, organic, raw superfood enhanced personal care products. Two Cosmetic Chefs, Margaret Skarin Clark and David Anton Parker, created the brand in the resort towns of Palm Desert and Palm Springs, California in 2001. Two "foodies" with an extensive background in nutrition, raw food, wellness and beauty, envisioned a personal care brand so different, fresh and unique that they started making their own healthy skin care products. Their special method is a process similar to crafting fresh juices and smoothies in a high-end Organic Juice Bar. “Fresh Food for the Skin” was their concept, and since then they have evolved a global brand committed and dedicated to providing the absolute purest alternative for nourishing the face, body and hair. Celebrities, fashion designers, Fortune 500 leaders and health conscious people have fallen in love with The Body Deli’s unique, effective and wonderful creations. THE BODY DELI is the pioneer in fresh, organic, raw superfood enhanced personal care products. Two Cosmetic Chefs, Margaret Skarin Clark and David Anton Parker, created the brand in the resort towns of Palm Desert and Palm Springs, California in 2001. Two "foodies" with an extensive background in nutrition, raw food, wellness and beauty, envisioned a personal care brand so different, fresh and unique that they started making their own healthy skin care products. Their special method is a process similar to crafting fresh juices and smoothies in a high-end Organic Juice Bar. “Fresh Food for the Skin” was their concept, and since then they have evolved a global brand committed and dedicated to providing the absolute purest alternative for nourishing the face, body and hair. Celebrities, fashion designers, Fortune 500 leaders and health conscious people have fallen in love with The Body Deli’s unique, effective and wonderful creations. I've mentioned these in the thread today but also a big fan of: Natasha Denona Viseart Pat McGrath Odacite Omorovicza Love the eye products from the first 3 brands, the serums from Odacite and a few products from Omorovicza. Probably more but just have a huge memory blank right now
I was going thru my stash last night and discovered I had a wide range of price points for my products. So I thought I'd make a question thread: Which products do you save your money and which do you spend (an obsene) amount on? I used to save on shampoo and conditioner, but now that is a total splurge for me. It really makes a difference for my hair. I also splurge on eye and night cream as I think this is the most important part for me. I also will splurge on foundations, and eyeshadows/liners. I tend to save on soaps and body washes, lotions, and lip gloss and chap stick. I also save on shaving cream, nail polish remover, makeup remover wipes, and cotton balls. (Although I just threw in a Sheseido cotton pack when at Ulta because I had to see what the hype was about.) I also save on sunscreens and hair oils- although I'm all over the Macademia oil from Ulta tomorrow- love that stuff!) I plan to edit this as I think of more items... Edit: I also save on mascara, micellar water, face masks, and skincare from The Ordinary (lately).
If you've been playing with makeup for awhile, you've probably picked up or developed tricks of your own that most people wouldn't think of. Do you have an unusual foolproof technique for applying your foundation? Do you use a particular product in an unexpected way? Have you found an unconventional hack for clearing up a blemish overnight? Here's the place to trade your little-known ideas!
What products do you love (and rebuy!) even if the packaging is terrible? Any genius solutions? This morning the metal tube packaging of my NIOD Sanskrit Saponins creased and sprang a leak. I've been so gentle with it, and used barely 1/3 of the tube. I'll probably decant the rest to an airless pump.
let's get back to basics ! all answers subject to change. no answers will be held against you when you change your mind what is your favorite __ of all time ? blush (or other cheek product) lipstick base product eye shadow (single, color, or palette) mascara skincare product perfume misc. (anything else you may want to mention !)
Commit to a plan of attack and fight visible signs of aging! Adding ultra-hydrating, antioxidant-rich skincare to your daily routine will defend against the external factors that tend to lead to premature aging–helping skin maintain its youthful-looking glow.
Great for use on the face and neck, Fresh’s lightweight Black Tea Firming Corset Cream contains an array of powerful anti-aging ingredients that work together to visibly firm and improves skin’s elasticity for a more defined, lifted appearance. Origins’ oil-free, antioxidant-infused A Perfect World™ SPF 40 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea protects against environmental aggressors (like UV and pollution) for skin that looks healthy and vibrant. –Tracy J.
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Hi all, I hope no one minds me posting this thread for info. I really have no one else to ask about this and I noticed that there are lots of moms on here so I thought I would give it a try. I am 35, married and working making an average salary. My husband is doing his PhD currently here in Toronto. I have one brother and one sister, both older, none have kids. Hubby's family is larger and there are 4 nieces and nephews, 3 of whom are under the age of 7. For the first time ever, and perhaps it is my biological clock ticking, we are considering whether to have a kid. I never really felt like I wanted to do so up until now, perhaps due to lack of exposure to kids, but also not really feeling maternal. Same with hubby. I will say that all my life I have felt protective and strongly over animals, and any creature really. So much so that I don't eat meat, and try not to buy animal products unless they are organic. Perhaps it is also due to exposure to hubby's nieces and nephews (who took to me right off the bat) that I feel that perhaps it might not be a bad thing to have a child after all. Plus hubby and I have been together for over 10 years and love eachother deeply. It would be a blessing to have a child with his golden heart and gentleness. I just need advice-anything at all. What I am nervous about is how much it will change our daily (and long term) life? THE COSTS? all the equipment we might need (although we agree that we want to keep it simple with regard to toys and equipment, if possible)? will I regret it? will I love it as much as I love animals (and when I say I love animals I really mean it- I feel like I could go to jail protecting an animal if I had to)? I am confused and sometimes upset and feel hesitant to move forward with this. Only God knows if it will even happen at all for us, but I need to get some feedback to know what to expect if it does. Please relay your advice if you have a moment, as I would really appreciate it. Sincerely, Smeegle
Want a waterproof, easy-to-apply cream eye shadow that doesn't smudge, budge, or crease? This long-lasting, ultra-rich Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow glides on seamlessly and is super-simple to blend or layer with multiple hues for a flawless look. The smooth formula is enriched with mango butter for lusciously hydrated lids and comfortable eyes all day, and comes in 20 stunning shade options–from iridescent warm beige to matte fuchsia to lustrous dark blue. Feel free to use alone, as an eye liner, or as a base for your favorite shadow. –Tracy J.
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do you have some products (makeup, skincare, hair, etc) in your stash that you have a firm and unshakable commitment to--you repurchase over and over--but you've never really encountered anyone else who loves it too ? products that are never talked about on social media (or here, or amongst your friends), or perhaps have mediocre reviews but just work really well for you ? there are a lot of ways a product can fall into the 'unsung hero' category, and they're all valid ! one of mine is the GIVENCHY photo perfexion fluid foundation . in the givenchy world, the teint couture foundation is their reigning queen--or so it seems based on the frequency i see it mentioned. but the photo perfexion foundation is my queen ! it is admittedly not the longest lasting, but the coverage is infinitely buildable, making touch-ups, if necessary, a breeze. it just looks like skin. i've recently been using it with a sponge (real techniques miracle complexion) and i like it even more ! which i didn't know was possible. also, it has some great options for very fair skin. it has pretty good reviews on sephora, but i've never encountered my fellow people ! i'll write more of mine below !
I was lucky to be selected to receive some new products to try courtesy of Nudestix, Elizabeth and James, Kora Organics, and Sephora. I am very appreciative of this generous gift! The products include: Nudestix #BABEBOSS Faves Box, a limited edition box that has six pencils in matte, cream, and gel formulas handpicked by Nudestix co-founders Ally and Taylor, in addition to some of the brand's favorite beauty influencers. Nudestix Swatches (added 5/10) Spoiler (Highlight to read) All six Nudestix pencil swatches: Left to Right Boho, Burgundy (Magnetic Matte Lip Color), Sin (Lip+ Cheek), Pulse (Gel Color Lip+ Cheek Balm), Purity, Stiletto (Intense Matte Lip + Cheek) All six Nudestix pencil swatches:Left to RightBoho, Burgundy (Magnetic Matte Lip Color), Sin (Lip+ Cheek), Pulse (Gel Color Lip+ Cheek Balm), Purity, Stiletto (Intense Matte Lip + Cheek) Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil shades: Stiletto, Purity Magnetic Matte Lip Color shades: Boho, Burgundy Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm shade: Pulse Lip + Cheek Pencil shade: Sin Pencil Sharpener Elizabeth and James Dry Shampoo, for refreshing hair, absorbing oils, and adding texture, in the fragrances Nirvana Rose, and Nirvana Bourbon. Nirvana Rose Dry Shampoo Review: (added 5/10) Spoiler (Highlight to read) I was quite impressed! This fragrance with notes of Rose de Mai, Geranium, and Vetiver is lovely. The mist was fine, and left no weird white residue in my medium brunette hair. I wash my hair every other day, and the slight oil in my hair was eliminated by the product. It did also give some volume at the roots without feeling heavy which is great, as I don't like the feeling of a lot of product in my hair. The fragrance is subtle to moderate in strength, without being overpowering. I was excited to try the Nirvana Rose scent first, because I have not smelled it before. I was quite impressed! This fragrance with notes of Rose de Mai, Geranium, and Vetiver is lovely. The mist was fine, and left no weird white residue in my medium brunette hair. I wash my hair every other day, and the slight oil in my hair was eliminated by the product. It did also give some volume at the roots without feeling heavy which is great, as I don't like the feeling of a lot of product in my hair. The fragrance is subtle to moderate in strength, without being overpowering. I was excited to try the Nirvana Rose scent first, because I have not smelled it before. Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, described as a luxurious, powerful yet delicate treatment oil for the face and neck. It has antioxidant and essential fatty acid rich oils to smooth, nourish and brighten the skin. Kora Organics is founded by Miranda Kerr. Initial Review of the Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil: (added 5/11) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Initial thoughts on the Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil: It has a sweet, yet pleasant fragrance I would describe as fruity/rose. The scent is quite strong and lingered on my skin for several hours after application. I have sensitive, combo skin with dry cheeks and an oily nose and forehead. On the box it says the oil is suitable for all skin types. My skin has not reacted or broken out, and the dryness in my cheeks already feels improved by the oil. Here is a photo of the ingredients for anyone curious about it. I will report back again in a few days as I continue to use the product. Initial thoughts on the Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil:It has a sweet, yet pleasant fragrance I would describe as fruity/rose. The scent is quite strong and lingered on my skin for several hours after application. I have sensitive, combo skin with dry cheeks and an oily nose and forehead. On the box it says the oil is suitable for all skin types. My skin has not reacted or broken out, and the dryness in my cheeks already feels improved by the oil. Here is a photo of the ingredients for anyone curious about it. I will report back again in a few days as I continue to use the product. The gift box was so beautifully presented, with everything individually wrapped, and even some chocolate! ❤ I will report back my thoughts as I try each product, and post swatches of the Nudestix pencils.
Went to the Coquitlam Sephora (BC - Canada) store last night to pick up a point perk.. DENIED. Cashier advised that it was now store policy that you are only permitted to redeem your points WITH PURCHASE. I was so blown away by this that I had her check with the manager, which she did on her microphone/earpiece. I was so kerfuffled and annoyed by this that I called the Rouge line to complain, haven't heard anything yet. Anyone else running into this?
This is really for health purposes I'am trying to keep better track of what I eat because otherwise I dont remember unless I write it down.This is not promoting eating disorders in anyway I'am 5'8 135 pounds currently and trying to get down to around 110 - 120 pounds overall.I'am in my 20s so my BMI is average I used to be super skinny so I kinda want to get back to the weight I was .I 'am not overweight now by any means but I really want to cut back on junk foods , pizza , cheesefries , cheeseburgers , doritos well you get the idea lol I eat out a lot.I'am type 1 diabetic so if I do consume sugar its to stabilize my blood sugar and not go unconcious, I dont really have a choice but to have sugar if I dont eat a regular sized meal.If I dont eat I could die so I cant really fast or do crazy juice diets or anything that normal people can do when they dont eat meals throughout the day , I always need to eat after I give myself insulin so every meal I have to eat something.Its a lot harder to lose weight being type 1 diabetic because the insulin makes you gain weight.Yeah so the medication doesnt make things easier.I have been on a diet since last yr and I have lost weight from where I originally started at.I started at 146 pounds I think its been a while .... I dont really record my weight loss as well as I should.I only check the scale once a week.I also have cheat days where one day out of the week I eat whatever I want. Breakfast - apple and cinnamon oatmeal , Coke with sugar only because I know breakfast is the one meal I eat the less Lunch - Had to stop by burger king we took all day to pick up the new puppy and we were out in the middle of no where.I didnt even eat my whole small french fries and I only had like half my bacon cheeseburger whopper and diet coke - spicy dipping sauce for french fries had that though Dinner - Birds eye mushroom rice sparkling ice drink its just carbonated water Snacks - healthy fruit snacks , some chocolate , reeses peanut butter egg
Dullness can be a drag! Your quick-fix? Vitamin C. This skin-lightening, super-hydrating antioxidant combats lackluster skin and helps you achieve a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion in no time.
Sunday Riley’s luxurious, glow-boosting C.E.O. Moisturizer fights first signs of aging caused by environmental stressors, refines skin’s texture, and visibly plumps using a powerful, next-generation form of vitamin C, THD ascorbate. Infused with vitamin C and collagen, Ole Henriksen’s powerful, anti-aging Truth Serum –bursting with an energizing citrus scent–delivers all-day hydration and leaves skin looking firm, radiant, and healthy. -Tracy J.
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I have only been to the olive garden twice once on a date that was a nightmare and once with my sister what is good there ? I'am kinda on a diet even though I'am a size X small to small I'am trying to eat healthier overall but I have cheat days on saturday so I dont care if its high in fat or carbs / calories lol.
Hair gone brassy? Have no fear. Amika is here with two brass-busting formulas that help maintain hair’s cool, toned look for a variety of shades. Great for all hair types and textures–from sleek straight to tightly coiled–Bust Your Brass Shampoo and Conditioner work together to counteract harsh, brassy tones, while enhancing hair’s brighter color, head-turning shine, and incredible softness. Both ultra-violet, nourishing formulas are enriched with sea buckthorn berry, which hydrates, regenerates, and restores strands back to their optimal health. To rid hair of unwanted warmth, simply massage a small amount of product from scalp to ends and rinse thoroughly with warm water. -Tracy J.
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When it comes to tackling pesky pores, exfoliation is key. Skincare products with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) gently yet effectively exfoliate to remove dead skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and resurface skin, resulting in a smoother, softer, healthier-looking complexion.
Drunk Elephant’s pro-quality T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ is an AHA/BHA mask that improves skin’s texture and tone, while improving the look of pores and fine lines for a clearer, more radiant complexion. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel features AHA-infused, pre-soaked pads that work to combat breakouts, visibly minimize pores, and reveal glowing skin–sans redness or irritation. –Tracy J.
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Hope it's okay we continue the fun and haulin' here for May! It is Also Mother's day soon and my birthday month so I am excited to share what I will haul this month and would love to see yours as well! Spoiler (Highlight to read) Couple of My first hauls of the month (Mars Holo and MJ Whirlpool) Couple of My first hauls of the month (Mars Holo and MJ Whirlpool)