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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
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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?  
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime cell phone and am on the hunt for a Kate Spade case that would fit that.   Anyone know of any?  
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hi! I am a soon to be law student and while I love beauty blogs, so many feature routines that simply overwhelm me. Are there any good low maintenance/student lifestyle friendly blogs to recommend? Thank you!
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  Struggling with severely dry skin? Dr. Jart+ comes to the rescue with these ultra-hydrating ceramide-infused products. They’re lightweight and non-sticky, and they deeply moisturize to keep your skin hydrated and smooth. –Lauren P.   Ceramidin™ Body Oil Maximize your skin’s hydration with this deep, non-sticky moisturizing oil. Packed with naturally derived oils, including olive, avocado, safflower seed, green tea seed, and primrose, it instantly delivers nourishing ingredients to your skin. It leaves behind a thin moisture barrier to lock in moisture and leave your skin you feeling smooth—from head to toe.   Ceramidin™ Body Lotion Get hydrated and feel refreshed with Ceramidin™ Body Lotion. It’s infused with liquid emulsion technology, and it has the structure to healthy skin lipids so that active ingredients can help restore healthy skin. The ceramide in this lotion prevents moisture from evaporating and increases absorption. After showering, apply a generous amount and massage all over for ultimate softness.   What's your favorite all-over moisturizer? Show & Tell!
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So, recently I've made he decision to go cruelty free. I had made another thread asking about alternatives. However,  I was also  wondering for those of you who are already buying cruelty free; do you still buy from companies like Urban Decay and Tarte - who don't test on animals themselves, but their parent company does? I know that UD is owned by Estee Lauder and Tarte by Kose (At least from what I've read) who is definitely not cruelty free. Is that a deal breaker for you or do you still buy from these companies? I just would like to know how people feel about that and kind of get more insight on things. 
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Does anybody know if there are any Kate Spade Printable Coupons?  And I already know about the signing up via email and receiving 15% off.   But I am talking about any other ones that people are aware of.
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Hey BeautyTalkers! Live chat day is here and we are oh so excited for today's live chat with Philippe Chansel! Philippe is the Director of Innovation and Product Development at Tom Ford Beauty so he is a product expert! Philippe will log into BeautyTalk from 1-2 pm PST to answer all of your beauty questions so be sure to check it out! As usual I will open the link early (it's open NOW!) to make sure everyone is able to ask a question. Here's the link, ask away! http://seph.me/1PBNc9a   Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Philippe won't see it.
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Happy live chat day, BeautyTalkers! Today is going to be an exceptional hump day because we get to chat live with the FOUNDER of tarte cosmetics, Maureen Kelly! Maureen will be logged in and ready to chat at noon (PST) so get ready to ask anything beauty-related from her to-go Rainforest of the Sea product to her morning routine! She will be logged on from 12-1 pm PST and, per usual, I will open the thread at 11:30 in case you need to sneak your question in early!   Here's the link, ask away! http://seph.me/1ZlQUeg   Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Maureen won't see it. 
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Has anyone had any experience with Ofra's customer service?  I want to buy several of their liquid lipsticks, but would hate to be stuck with one that I don't like. Are they good about returns?
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This may be my most random post. Any good websites or stores you know of that have good Tragus jewelry? Claire's bars are too long and I prefer 4mm or 6mm and something that's good quality. Spencer's etc.. Seem to have body jewelry but I haven't been impressed with Tragus jewelry and I have searched on EBay but I want to ensure that whatever I purchase is surgical Steele. Any places you trust for body jewelry? Thanks! 😀
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Hey all,   Yesterday, Ebates was having a 8% cash back vs their usual 4%. But it's still going on today! Take advantage while you can!  
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So Tarte seems to be having this new promo - LEAP DAY $10 off $50 $20 off $75 $30 off $100 Plus free CAD shipping over $25 orders! Now can someone PLEASE tell me if they've ordered from Tarte's site before and were charged duties in Canada?
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If you have a Tumblr blog, share it here so we can follow each other.    Here's my Tumblr : www.mint-cappuccino.tumblr.com    Let me know if you followed me with your username so I would check your blog out! 
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Sephora Show & Tell
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than some much-needed beauty love? These looks are perfect for a night in or out! From makeup to fragrance, we’ve jotted down a step-by-step guide to feeling beautiful, no matter where you are. –Lauren P.   Step 1: Turn heads with a pretty-in-pink look with Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set . Whether you want to go super romantic or cool girl, this five-piece set of makeup essentials has it all for the complexion, lips, and eyes. Create alluring eyes with Roller Lash. Get tinted lips with Posieblam or flaunt a baby-pink lip with the super-smooth Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss. The how-to card makes it a snap to achieve dreamy makeup looks.   Step 2: Take your mane to new heights with Drybar Tame Your Mane ! Even if you’re giving yourself a va-va voom ‘do in spite of V-Day, feel free to make it easy on yourself. This trio of hair essentials features Hot Toddy to shield strands from the effects of styling. Then create sleek, curled, or wavy looks with Tress Press, a digital styling iron with temperature control for quick, safe styling. Finish it off with the 100 Proof, an oil perfect for adding shine while banishing frizz and flyaways.   Step 3: Spritz. It. On. Envelope skin with the bright scent of fresh florals of Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Blush . This dewy blend of water lily and pear provides a sparkling fragrance with a drydown that lingers with subtle hints of honeysuckle-meets-warm woods. Spirited and vibrant, you’ll be tempted to mist it on this flirty perfume for days to come.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye? Show & tell!  
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My absolute favorite thing to do on Instagram is to scroll through makeup looks!! I would love to follow any of you who do that kind of thing! I always can use some inspiration!! I also put up pics so if you are interested my name is destinybobestiny ! Look forward to seeing all the cool looks!
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SO rare their makeup mirrors are on sale till feb 14th! code love 14
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You’re almost ready to head out the door, but something’s missing. Possibly a pop of color, bold brows, or sleek strands? Prep and perfect your look with these three products that ensure a flawless finish. From marvelous makeup to gorgeous hair, there’s never a wrong time for an extra shot of glam. -Tracy J.   Kat Von D Studded Beloved Lip Trio This three-piece set features top-selling shades–hot pink Sexer, rosy nude Cathedral, and deep scarlet Hellbent–for bold, beautiful lips. Each lipstick delivers long-lasting wear, extreme color payoff, and incredible comfort.   Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl (Style) Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil You’re almost ready to head out the door, but something’s missing. Possibly a pop of color, bold brows, or sleek strands? Prep and perfect your look with these three products that ensure a flawless finish.   Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Looking to fill in your brows quickly and easily? This brow pencil features a triangular tip to outline and fill in brows, and a soft-bristled end to blend edges for a natural look. Not to mention an extra-smooth, creamy formula that stays put all day long.
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**I wrote this a while back but it kept saying there was profanity so it took me a while to find the one word that was preventing this from getting posted.**   To be totally honest, I really wasn't expecting to actually LIKE Formula X, let alone develop a major crush. I thought that Formula X, being Sephora's in-house nail polish brand, would be equivalent to bad drugstore nail polish. And that I wouldn't waste money on such nonsense.   And then, courtesy of Sephora and Formula X and BeautyTalk, I received a mystery package. You guessed it, it was Formula X's The System To Go (with colour shade Alive).   I told myself I had to try it because I wanted to be on the anti-hype train. But the opposite sort of happened. For a Xmas mani, I decided on trying out The System with that VIB Rouge Formula X renewal shade from who even knows how long ago. So this review is about everything except the colour in this set.   Cleanse: I thought this could be better. The brush was way too small but perfectly sized in all the other bottles. I thought it was essentially nail polish remover. It strips the nail of oils so that your base coat sticks right onto your nails. I could use the bottle of crappy nail polish remover I have sitting around for this instead of spending 13$ on a little polish jar. For the price, I expect to have a large bottle of it. Even my favourite OPI remover costs less.   Prime: I actually really liked this. It applied very well to my nails and it dried quickly (and clear). It did a great job of prepping my nail for colour application. The colour caught on to the base really well and wasn't streaky. I'm still wearing my mani but I'm hoping my nails won't be stained when I remove it. I think I like this as much as I love my all-time favourite Essie base coat!!!   VIB Rouge renewal colour: So I haven't tried Alive, which came with my set. I went for red because I wanted to have a Xmas vibe going on. The polish applied really well and stuck right onto the base coat with no hassle. It was even pretty darn opaque with just one coat. With two, it was perfect. No streaky mess. No bubbling! Yay! I have to say I really really love the polish.   Shine: I usually have very bad experiences with top coats so I wasn't expecting much. I applied two coats just to be sure that it was indeed "fast-drying". Which it actually turned out to be so yay! I didn't wake up with smudges or blanket fluff on my nails!! It sealed in the colour quickly and dried quickly and thoroughly, which is what I need in a so-called fast drying top coat. Also, no bubbles, which is a huge plus. It didn't do any of that weird shrinking of the polish stuff when it dried. I have the perfect mani. My all-time favourite top coat is Essie's Good To Go and this is the first time that any top coat has even come close.   I did my nails around 5-6 days ago and I only have slight chipping on the very edge of the nails that isn't visible. My nails still look like I just did them, except for the little bit where my nail has grown out lol.   All in all, I quite enjoyed this set a lot more than I thought I would. For some reason, my mother and I just had this impression that Formula X would be awful and we were both so very impressed with the performance of these polishes that we might actually start buying them.   The only con is the price point. I can get polishes with the same quality for a lot less. Formula X ranges from 13-18 and I can get Essie for 8-9 and OPI for 10. I just don't think it's feasible unless they have a very unique colour that I can't find elsewhere. The high price is a turn-off for me.   As for this set, it could have been a bit cheaper but was still a decent price if you are like me and didn't want to take the full plunge into the sea of Formula X. If you have nothing to lose, get the full-size version of The System because you save a lot more $$$.
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I had a bad injury and can't really go to school, and was wondering if anyone knew if this is actually a useful site? Is it sufficient enough to get lets say a job at sephora? Now I am aware that you do not need to be a certified MUA to work at sephora, but will it help, and with other job opportunities as well?
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Hello BeautyTalkers! Today's our first live chat of 2016 and we're chatting skincare with Kate Somerville and Dr. Audrey Kunin, the founder of DERMAdoctor! Kate Somerville will log in from 12-1 pm PT and Dr. Audrey Kunin will be chatting from 1-2 pm PT. Ask them anything skincare from  tips on combating the Winter weather to evening out  your skin tone!   In case you can't make it at noon, I am opening the chat early (at 11:30 am PT) so you can get your questions in! Here's the link, ask away!   http://seph.me/1UK1Lf3 Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, they won't see it.
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These three genius beauty breakthroughs prove they are unbelievably effective, extremely easy to use, and pretty much amazing. From an antiaging foundation to a color-enhancing balm to a multitasking hair mist, you can receive professional-quality treatment in the comfort of your own home. –Tracy J.   Givenchy Mister Gentlebalm Lipcolor Enhancing Balm Set your lipglosses and lipsticks aside. This hydrating lip balm miraculously reacts with your pH levels to create a customized pink shade that matches your unique skintone to a tee, delivering a subtle shade, extreme moisture, and a plumper pout. Keep it in your purse to use anytime for smooth and fuller-looking lips for whatever the occasion.   Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist This hair mist does it all. It delivers instant and long-lasting volume and nourishment, provides flexible hold, and leaves stands super-soft. It contains an innovative marine plumping complex, enriched with omega 3 and moisturizing Seasilk®, to strengthen and restore hair’s natural thickness and reduce breakage, along with Color Hold® technology to keep tones true and bright.   The Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation by Kevyn Aucoin This lightweight, oil-free foundation is a must-try for everyone. It seamlessly camouflages imperfections while creating smooth, ultra-radiant skin. But it doesn’t stop there. It’s also enriched with the marine-based algae extract pigmento perfetto to help fight the production of progerin, a protein known to accelerate aging and encourage loss of firmness, elasticity, and wrinkles. From fair skin to deep warm tones, it’s available in eight shades that will suit all skintones.   What do you think of this week’s picks? Show & tell!
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Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope it's a great one for you!!!! 
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Okay Canadians what's going on for boxing day? Any deals out there we should know of? Anything exciting? ? Post away ...hopefully there will be some great deals to post!   And since we have had Black Friday in Canada does the US get boxing day or nah?
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I thought I'd make this thread to touch up on Korean skincare and beauty related things.  The Korean Skincare Routine is as follows (added spoilers for details) -Double Cleansing  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Oil Cleanser (first) use this time to give yourself a mini facial massage then a water based cleanser to remove the oil and the grime not taken care of the oil cleansing Oil Cleanser (first) use this time to give yourself a mini facial massagethen a water based cleanser to remove the oil and the grime not taken care of the oil cleansing Exfoliators Spoiler (Highlight to read) for mechanical exfoliators, avoid walnut and apricot ones as they can create small tears in your skin. Sugar, jojoba beads, and oatmeal are gentler on the skin. good for normal to combination skin. chemical ones can go deeper to break down dead skin cells. for mechanical exfoliators, avoid walnut and apricot ones as they can create small tears in your skin. Sugar, jojoba beads, and oatmeal are gentler on the skin. good for normal to combination skin.chemical ones can go deeper to break down dead skin cells. Facial Oils Spoiler (Highlight to read) you can use these after exfoliating or toning. these can be used if your skin is feeling too dry and flakey. not for the more oily skin types you can use these after exfoliating or toning. these can be used if your skin is feeling too dry and flakey. not for the more oily skin types Toner Spoiler (Highlight to read) can restore pH and/or hydrate and fortify the skin. they prep your skin for the other products to come after. helps your skin absorb the heavier products better. avoid alcohol or witch hazel because they can dry out your skin. (cetyl or stearyl alcohol are beneficial)   can restore pH and/or hydrate and fortify the skin. they prep your skin for the other products to come after. helps your skin absorb the heavier products better. avoid alcohol or witch hazel because they can dry out your skin. (cetyl or stearyl alcohol are beneficial)   Face Mask Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sheet masks are popular in Korea as they are usually inexpesive and fun to use. TIP: popping them in the fridge before using them for a cooling treatment when its hot or humid.  Sheet masks are popular in Korea as they are usually inexpesive and fun to use. TIP: popping them in the fridge before using them for a cooling treatment when its hot or humid.  Essence Spoiler (Highlight to read) Usually believed to be the heart of the skincare regime  usually thinner and watery than serums and ampoules but also help hydrate, brighten, reduce visibility of wrinkles, firm, and even out the skin tone. pat over entire face. Usually believed to be the heart of the skincare regime usually thinner and watery than serums and ampoules but also help hydrate, brighten, reduce visibility of wrinkles, firm, and even out the skin tone. pat over entire face. Ampoules, Serums, and Boosters Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) They are typically the same thing and the difference between them are usually blurred. Generally thicker in consistency and more potent its used more as a target treatment.   They are typically the same thing and the difference between them are usually blurred. Generally thicker in consistency and more potent its used more as a target treatment.   Emulsions Spoiler (Highlight to read) an oil and water solution that is mixable. usually its a light moisturizer with droplets of oil. its so light that oily and combination skins are recommended to use it. an oil and water solution that is mixable. usually its a light moisturizer with droplets of oil. its so light that oily and combination skins are recommended to use it. Lotions  Spoiler (Highlight to read) used in between moisturizer. heavier than an emulsion and lighter than a cream. it should be suitable for every skin type used in between moisturizer. heavier than an emulsion and lighter than a cream. it should be suitable for every skin type Cream Spoiler (Highlight to read) more oil than water, richer and thicker. locks in moisture and nourishes the skin while sleeping so more suitable for night use. good for dry and aging skin types. more oil than water, richer and thicker. locks in moisture and nourishes the skin while sleeping so more suitable for night use. good for dry and aging skin types. Gel Cream Spoiler (Highlight to read) water based and lightweight. minimized clogged pores, better for oilier skin prone to breaking out and acne. absorb quickly water based and lightweight. minimized clogged pores, better for oilier skin prone to breaking out and acne. absorb quickly Sleeping Packs Spoiler (Highlight to read) usually called sleeping mask. not the cloth mask but a product used (usually in place of your night cream) at night while you sleep. gets slowly absorbs during the night while your body repairs itself. (10 pm to 4 am) usually called sleeping mask. not the cloth mask but a product used (usually in place of your night cream) at night while you sleep. gets slowly absorbs during the night while your body repairs itself. (10 pm to 4 am)   As for beauty/skincare, do any trends or products you like that you want to recommend? I like the Chosungah 22 lip tint and gloss duo. The tint is really pigmented and its a more gel consistency. 
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Because I was procrastinating while studying for finals, I stumbled upon the "pretty girls, ugly faces" posts on various websites.  Reddit has a subreddit for it.   It's HILARIOUS.  Examples here:    Not sure if any ladies would be interested, but I thought it would be fun for us to goof off a little after making ourselves gorrrgeous daaaaaahling.   (Oooooh, here's an idea, after you post in the "What are you wearing today" thread you can head on down here!  lol.)     I can start it off to break the ice.  Don't judge me.                 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Tell me I'm beautiful.      
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So for those of you that have been into makeup before the crazy social media hype around products/tools etc.., did you find products were better/worse? What kind of changes have you noticed and how do you feel having a massive 'beauty community' nowadays? Do you feel companies have listened to what consumers want?  Do you think social media, overall, has impacted positively/negatively and how so?   I feel social media has helped and other times products are so hyped and don't live up to the hype for me. I have learned many things online and with YouTube it's easy to do a full-face of makeup yourself. After enough videos, chatting on BT , and googling one becomes so knowledgeable and after some practice one even becomes a pro lol- for her(him)/self anyways!! I also know, on the other hand, that makeup prices are increasing all the time, and don't know if this is due to social media and product 'hype' or just the general cost of things overall...can't help but be curious   I personally wasn't into makeup until a couple years ago. I had never ventured into the makeup world prior, and often just wore eyeliner and would go about my day. The craziest I got with makeup was wearing mascara lol and even some blush.    Now I like to wear a full-face at times and at times, nothing. The only thing I haven't gotten into is wearing falsies. Other then that I love it all- from contouring, to highlighting and playing with different looks. I love looking dewy and having dat J-Lo glow ...A girl can never have too many lipsticks either...   So...what are your thoughts? =)
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Happy Hump Day, BeautyTalkers! Today will be our last live chat of 2015 and we're going out in style because today we're chatting with Urban Decay cofounder, Wende Zomnir! Wende will be logged in from 12-1 pm PST to answer all of your beauty questions from tips on keeping your makeup in place to creating a perfect smoky eye! As usual, we will open the chat early (at 11:30 am PT) so you can ask questions before the chat at noon! Here's the link, ask away! http://seph.me/1OwnAKT Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Wende won't see it.
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Hi, I used my coupon and just realize that I need to get some more gifts so if anyone are using theirs, please send me a private message with the codes. It will be much appreciated.  p/s: please do not post the code in the comment since someone else may grab it before I can use it.  Thanks a lot.
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So, I am applying to law school and haven't been teaching as much. I miss teaching 2-3 classes a day! So, I thought maybe if anyone here has any questions about starting or continuing a yoga practice, I could fill my little void that way!   Background: I have been practicing for about 10 years. I am certified in kripalu yoga, which is more along the hatha (breath-based) tree. I wrote my college thesis on yoga and the community formed within and around it. I have also run races from 5ks to half marathons and ride horses, so any athlete/injury related questions around yoga I probably have some background to pull from.   So...any yogis in the house? :-)