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Beauty Confessions
I thought since a few BTer's like mermaids, unicorns, cute stuff, iridescent/holographic items... I'd start a thread so we could post all the products (beauty or not) that could fit this category.... even more enabling! hahahaha   Share products you find that you think others might like....   For example: Starbucks Rainbow Foil Cold Cup Tumbler, 24 fl oz Iridescent Waves Cold Cup, 16 fl oz  
Beauty Confessions
Did anyone else take a survey about possible changes/features to the rewards program? I got the option to take it in my email along with 100 bonus points for taking it What did everyone think of it? I thought some of the options were very appealing! In particular the options for in-house beauty event, points for advice/sharing pics and info with other members(which we all already do ), and top secret products available to only you lol I thought the last one would be interesting in practice haha
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Sephora Show & Tell
Happy Friday, BeautyTalkers!   Live chat day is back (finally!) and it's been a long time since we've have a live chat with a hair expert. Today w e will be chatting with celebrity hairstylist and Ouai founder, Jen Atkin LIVE on BeautyTalk! Jen will log in from 12-1pm PDT and answer all of your questions. Ask anything from how to nourish damaged hair to how to achieve perfectly undone curls.       As usual, I'm opening the chat early so BTers can get their questions in before everyone else. Ask a question!  http://seph.me/2a5tvzf     Please go to the link above to ask a question, if you post it in the thread below Jen won't see it!
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Sephora Show & Tell
  Hey BeautyTalkers!   We know you've got serious skills when it comes to makeup application. We also have a feeling you've got some glitter, liner and lashes floating around so we're hoping you'll put them to good use by participation in this challenge*   It's easy to participate, here's how:  1. Create a look that aligns with the weekly challenge schedule (see below) 2. Snap a picture of your masterpiece and upload to the rebel eye thread here:  http://seph.me/2ay96iz 3. Let us know how you achieved the look by naming the products used and any technique you'd like to share 4. Post your look and check out other BTers looks   I cannot wait to see everyone's creativity and skill mesh into rebellious masterpieces! Below is a description of the looks but feel free to add your own personal touch.     Week 1: Smudging deep shadows and dark, blendable liners to create a new kind of smoldering look   Week 2: Layering false lashes and using simple mascara techniques to create Intense Lashes   Week 3: Popping on glitter for an unexpected, shimmering effect   Week 4: Playing with metallic eyeshadows for a multi-dimensional finish     Your friendly Associate Community Manager,  Katie     Schedule:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1: 7/21 - 7/27 Week 2: 7/28 - 8/3 Week 3: 7/4 - 8/10 Week 4: 8/11 - 8/17 Week 1: 7/21 - 7/27Week 2: 7/28 - 8/3Week 3: 7/4 - 8/10Week 4: 8/11 - 8/17   *To participate in this challenge please post your look to the Rebel Eye thread here:  http://seph.me/2ay96iz If you post it here we won't see it!  
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Recently I happened to read an article which says that copper in water can become toxic and increase the risk of many health disorders. It dilutes the blood vessels in the skin . I need guidance in this matter because I was planning to do a big revamp for my bathroom. I wanted to get copper or brass faucets from better living. I checked for the site too but couldn't find much info in this regard. Am I too sensitive and ignore such warning?
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Sephora Show & Tell
  On breakout days, we set our sights on Sunday Riley’s U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil to soothe our acne woes. This fast-acting, quick-drying, medicated, dry oil helps clear up acne and blackhead-causing buildup and debris from congested pores. Formulated with 1.5 percent salicylic acid to promote blemish-free skin, it’s also powered by tea tree and black cumin seed oils to support clear skin. It’s infused with hexylresorcinol and licorice to naturally brighten the look of dark spots for a more even-toned appearance. As an added bonus, it contains milk thistle and cucumber seed oils, which work together to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles and prevent your skin from drying out—without leaving behind a greasy residue. It’s the solution to clearer skin that you’ve been searching for. –Lauren P.     Oil for acne? What do you think?!
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Beauty Confessions
I keep a giant vase full of samples and it's been Out Of Control for the past several months. Tonight on a whim I decided to dig through and make some sense of the madness. I got rid of some stuff, pulled out some stuff I want to start using right away and divided up the rest into separate categories. After going through everything I landed on dividing into these categories: makeup, primers, cleansers, masks, fragrance, moisturizers (face and body, including serums), hair and misc (which actually didn't have too much in it). I feel a lot better finally getting this done. One small step!   Here is the before and after with my curious helper Ruthie. I lost track of time on this project but the time stamps on the photo tell me it took about two hours.         
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Hello!   I make my buying decisions based on 'research' on reviews, vids, custom-store samples, etc. But Sephora offers (3) free samples with every order in the hopes of enticing us to buy things we normally wouldn't. I recently started to wonder if the random selection of (3) free samples was actually effecting anyone's buying decisions.   My experiences:   The recent sample of eyebrow pencil from Benefits was fantastic, and I will be making a purchase based on the free sample for the first time.   I had always meant to try Smashbox primer, and was sooo excited when I got it as one of my 3 samples.. but I was terrible! Glad I didn't have to make a return!   Tell us about your experience with samples!  
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Sephora Show & Tell
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Want a radiant glow and revitalizing boost? Why, of course! Fruit isn’t just good for the body, it’s also a natural, effective treatment for the skin. This revolutionary mask is enriched with 50 percent real crushed citrus fruits—which includes a powerful blend of oranges, lemons, and clementines naturally packed with AHA fruit acids to clarify, soften, and smooth skin. A vitamin fruit complex featuring vitamins C, E, and B5, lemon and orange fruit extracts, and minerals revitalize a dull complexion for a healthy-looking, vibrant glow. Your skin will never be happier. –Tacy J.     What’s your favorite way to give your skin a boost? Show & Tell!
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This is a thread for the new app/game Pokemon Go. Please feel free to share anything and everything about it. Who is your starter? What team do you represent? Any funny stories or places you've caught Pokemon?         I started with Squirtle, growing up playing all the Pokemon games I almost always chose the water Pokemon. And Wartortle is one of my top favorites. I just started playing and haven't left my house yet, but I've found a Meowth on my bed. I'm only level two, but when the time comes I will be representing Team Mystic, Articuno is my all time favorite legendary. 
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Sephora Show & Tell
  Hey BeautyTalkers!   If you haven't already, be sure to enter the Instasummer #Sweepstakes on The Beauty Board before it ends on July 20th at 11:59pm PDT. Entering is easy, all you have to do is post your summer look to The Beauty Board (on the Sephora app or at http://gallery.sephora.com/ ) and include "#Sweepstakes" for your entry to count. You must also tag at least one product you used or could have used to create the look. You're allowed to enter once daily until July 20, 2016 in increase your odds on winning one of four awesome prizes. The winner will be randomly selected on July 27, 2016.   Here's what we're giving away: One grand prize winner will receive a bundle of BECCA X Jaclyn Hill products (including a face palette signed by Jaclyn) and a $500 Sephora Gift Card, and even more BECCA products. Three runner-ups will receive $200 worth of summer beauty products!*   Good luck to all who enter! We can't wait to see your gorgeous looks     *No purchase or payment necessary to enter sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Open to U.S. residents (including Puerto Rico, excluding Rhode Island and Guam). Must be 18 or older, and have a Sephora.com login and nickname to enter. Enter by July 20, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. PT. One entry per person per day. Sponsored by Sephora USA, Inc. Potential winners will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor on July 27, 2016 and will notified by email.  See official rules:  http://seph.me/29fgpw9  
Beauty Confessions
Hey, wanted to start this thread for this wonderful line for all of its fans. Including myself <3    
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Sephora Show & Tell
  Loubilaque Lip Lacquer For the ultimate in elegant sophistication, check out this bold new lacquer from Christian Louboutin. Nobody combines intense color and bold shine like the master designer. Louboutin’s iconic shoes with their trademark lacquered soles inspired the brand’s incredible nail polish, and now the brilliant shine of patent leather raises lip lacquer to a work of art.   In keeping with the designer’s vision of beauty as art, the component itself is as striking as the effect it creates. The bottle is designed to resemble a crystalline mermaid tail pattern. The design highlights the intense hue of the contents and is topped with a crowned cap reminiscent of Middle Eastern antiquities and the Art Deco movement. All shades come with a gold cap except for the classic signature shade, Rouge Louboutin, which is topped in silver and gold.   The formula itself comes in eight shades from nude to bright. Even the nude shades offer daring results thanks to the incredible pigment concentration and high shine of the formula. For the ultimate in chic and breathtaking beauty, check out these fabulous lacquers that can only be Louboutin. –Kris G.     Do you even Loubilaque? Show & Tell!
Beauty Confessions
I'm almost out of my Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder and it's been lovely.  I'll need to purchase powder soon and wondering what everyone's favorite is.  I  have dry skin so I use it to set my concealer and give me a nice base to apply blush and bronzer.  I'm open to either pressed or loose powder but my preference is loose.  What is your favorite powder?
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Hauls
  I just realized we don't have a July Hauls thread yet! This one is inspired by the ridiculously gorgeous Mara Hoffman x Sephora Collection collaboration.         Happy Shopping! Can't wait to see what everyone hauls  
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Hauls
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun!   Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see (without an outside or cheat link) to acknowledge it. Beautytalk (the forum) does not allow outside links . A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it.    Please list the retailer (without the link or cheat link; dot com) if it is not mentioned in the picture. Mods come in more often when they see any type of link.    Thanks for sharing (original deals and repeats are welcome)! Please also share any deal haul you want, especially mystery gifts.    Discussion is encouraged. A lot of questions come with certain deals or retailers. When I see questions I can answer, I will respond (unless the poster consistently ignores me or someone else already answered the complete question). I read all the main posts (so no need to tag me). If you're replying to a post that is not near the top of the thread and want me or a specific person to see it, please tag us.  If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, please share it here:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Sephora-Sale s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
Beauty Confessions
I just got an e-mail from ebates about a new thing — in store cash back! You add your credit or debit card to your ebates account, find an in-store cash back offer you like (like Sephora), then pay with the linked card in-store to get your money back!   No more kicking yourself when you've forgotten to go through ebates first.   FYI, Sephora is at 4%!
Beauty Confessions
A place to share our customer service stories.  I like to know when a company does good or bad because it will impact my decision on purchasing from them.  I have a few stories I'll add later.
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Beauty Confessions
I'm starting to amass a nice collection of makeup but I have limited counter space.  Currently I'm using plastic drawers which is working nicely but they are filling up and I know I'll eventually need to stack another set of drawers on top of the current one.    Wondering how you all store your makeup.  Anyone want to share pictures and ideas?
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Beauty Confessions
'tis that time again, canyabelieve it ?   what have been your favorites beauty things this month ? new things, old things, rediscovered and reaffirmed things, whatever the things !   (Patsy and Eddie celebrating their "things. just gorgeous things.")   i've admittedly have had a rather low maintenance slow-paced month. but i have a few favorites !   DR DENNIS GROSS alpha beta peel pads, ultra gentle . i used up the majority of my points the past 2 months grabbing up this 100 pt perk over and over. i don't consider my skin sensitive (reactive though, yes, if unhappy), but i find the strength of these, for regular use, to be perfect. i love me some good acids but am very careful not to overdo it (or else i break out !) and these pads have struck the perfect balance. i think far too many people go for the extra-strength ones because they equate "extra strength" with "better". that ain't always the case. highly recommend these. ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE fat electrician. they call this a "modern vetiver", and sure, the vet is there. but i call this a myrrh miracle. etat is becoming one of my very favorite fragrance brands.  NARS audacious lipstick, annabella . my favorite summer red. she's pretty. when i put her on i'm still shocked by how much my face appears brightened ! i'll add stuff as i think about it ! NARS illuminator, silver factory . this was a LE color from the andy warhol collection--a collection that happened before i developed my NARS fixation, or even knew that makeup collections were really a thing. a darling BTer gave this to me AND I AM SO GRATEFUL !! for a silver highlight, it's very wearable, and i've really reallllly enjoyed not only just finally having something from this collection, but actually using it too <3
Beauty Confessions
So I keep all of my makeup in the closet of my dressing room.  I just ordered some MUJI acrylic drawer sets and am working on getting everything organized.  When you open the closet door it blocks the window in the dressing room and even with the ceiling light on, it's quite dark in the closet.  I'm not really in the market to hire an electrician to come out and put lighting in this closet.  It's soooo tiny anyhow.  Does anyone have any ideas for lighting?  I've seen some cabinet lighting LED on Amazon, but I wonder if it will be bright enough to make it functional.   Thanks!
Sephora Show & Tell
For dreamy, stylish makeup tools, look no further than these products from this exclusive, Mara Hoffman for Sephora Collection collab. Known for her playful, original prints, New York-based designer Mara Hoffman’s work is inspired by nature, mythology, and her own travels. Tuck away your beauty favorites in the The Kaleidescape Overnighter, and apply your makeup seamlessly with the five-piece, Kaleidescape Charcoal Brush Set. Oh, and you won’t be able to resist the playful, colorful designs on each one—featuring the designer’s original prints. –Lauren P.   Kaleidescape Charcoal Brush Set The five, face and eye brushes in this set make it a snap to apply a slew of makeup formulas. Each brush has cruelty-free, synthetic fibers that are infused with antibacterial bamboo charcoal for easy application, and their eco-friendly, FSC-certified, sustainable wooden handles spotlight an exclusive Mara Hoffman design. The set is loaded with a cheek, shadow, complexion, eye crease, and multitasking brush so you can sweep on your go-to blush, foundations, powders, eye color, bronzers, highlighters, and contour products.   The Kaleidescape Overnighter Tidy up your makeup counter, or take your beauty products to go with this portable makeup bag. Its medium sized for easy access and showcases Mara Hoffman’s designs, printed on eco-friendly, organic canvas. Compact but roomy enough to hold all of your makeup essentials, it’s also reversible to reveal two paradise-inspired prints.   What do you think of this collab? Show & Tell!
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Has anybody ever been to this event? I am going this week and I'm very excited but I am not sure what to expect! Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Beauty Confessions
Hey BTers! I was wondering if anyone would be interested in local trades. That is, you could meet the person FTF with whom you'd be trading with and it would save shipping charge. It could be a win win!   I have a few items I wanted to trade but find myself not on the trade thread because I'm not sure who the successful traders are, I am online primarily on my phone and creating and searching lists are not very easy (I did try when I missed out on the Maestro offer GA had and wanted to see if someone put it up for trade) and who am I kidding- I'm CHEAP when it comes to shipping   So I was thinking if enough people are interested we could make this a thing. We could make it searchable by creating a format for our trades: ie " <major city> local area trade <item> " For example I am in the Dallas area. I currently have a few items I really won't use. I will list it out and specify on the comments. Hopefully I find a home for my items and maybe make a friend   I'm not sure what guidelines we need yet so if many are interested we can come up with guidelines together.
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Sometimes people ask your advice and you give it, only realizing later that it was wrong/incorrect... but sometimes people ask advice and a little piece of you wants to steer them wrong..   Welcome to Ms.Information!   Share the worst advice you can give someone.. bonus points if you can come up with a rational-sounding explanation to back it up!   My advice:   It is important never to use a promo code unless someone else has already tried it and posted pictures of what you will receive. That way you can make sure it works, and that the item(s) you receive are as advertised. It is sure to save you disappointment!     *disclaimer: never ever follow my advice.      
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...to buy this dress, go into your nearest Sephora, find a pillar or wall to stand next to, and see how long you can go without being noticed.  Spoiler (Highlight to read)
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Sephora Show & Tell
When it comes to taking care of your skin, let the ingredients do the hard work for you. These skincare must-haves are loaded with essentials to help detox, calm, reduce the look of pores, and to support antiaging in skin. Meet the skincare treatments that we lean on for support. –Lauren P.           Inspired by detox juicing cleanses, the Origins By All Greens™ Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask is enriched with green superfood powerhouses like green tea, spirulina, and spinach to gently give your skin a deep clean—without drying you out. This mask is also powered by kaolin clay to detox and unclog your pores, while the coconut-derived cleanser effectively cleanses your skin. What’s not to love?               Need a fresh start? The black and white charcoal in boscia’s Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment draw out dirt and impurities while they balance your skin. Kaolin clay helps absorb oil and impurities from pores by eliminating dead cells, dirt, and excess sebum from the surface of the skin. Your skin gets hydrated, cleansed, balanced, and ready to face the day.           We’ve all been there. Some days your skin just needs a pick-me-up. Turn to the Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream —packed with anti-inflammatory Japanese indigo and soothing botanicals to calm sensitive skin and reduce the look premature aging. Long-used in Chinese medicine, Japanese indigo treats redness and pain. This cream’s infusion of three percent colloidal oatmeal ensures that skin appears comforted, supple, and revived. It also contains a hadasei-3 bioactive complex, a proprietary antioxidant, antiaging complex of green tea, Okinawa red algae, and Japanese rice bran extracts. Soothe away!         What are your top skincare ingredients? Show & Tell!
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Hey just got glamglow from ebay but now I have doubt on the product. Has anyone of you find fakeproducts from ebay?
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Okay ladies and gentlepeople,   My shaver has given up on me.  Called it quits, headed for the non hairy hills...LOL   I'm looking for a waterproof electric shaver for the bikini and underarm areas.     I'm a dark skin woman with coarse hair.  I use a regular razor for my legs BUT I have found an electric shaver works well on the other areas.   I'm looking at this as an investment BUT I don't want to spend a ton of $$$.   Anyone have any recs?  
Sephora Show & Tell
  Too Faced Sketch Marker Line, define, and create head-turning eye looks for both day and night. This original, long-lasting liquid eyeliner is inspired by Japanese calligraphy pens—allowing you to easily create paintbrush-like strokes that don’t fade or feather. From Espresso to Steel Blue to Candy Pink, it comes in 12 vivid hues that you can wear alone or layer together for a beautiful work of art. And, it’s waterproof to prevent raccoon eyes during your summertime adventures! -Tracy J.     How do you achieve the perfect line? Show & Tell!