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RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY (PART DEUX)

welcome back to the junk drawer of random beauty thoughts and musings. it has been nearly a year, so i think it is time for a rew RT thread ! 

 

when i'm doing my makeup in the morning, my dog sometimes throws a fit until i move his food bowl over to where i'm sitting. i'm certainly not the diva in our relationship.

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THE QUESTIONS THREAD:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/The-Question-Thread-Because-not-all-questions-need-their-ow...

 

VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD ! :  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/m-p/1826210#M69382

 

SWATCH REQUEST THREADhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/THE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212

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@angel7594 Thank you!  It was so fun!

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Wow @meganlisa!! You look beautiful, and, like you had lots of fun!! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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@Randell It was a lot of fun!  I hope they expand the program.

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So, I live in an old, drafty Victorian. Every year or so, a mouse makes it into the house, and my cat takes care of it -- usually by leaving it as a gift for me beside my bed. She's a doll like that.

 

Last night, I woke to find my dear little Pixie pawing around in my makeup bag that was in my knocked over tote bag next to the bed. I have a fortune's worth of makeup in there, so I zipped it up so she couldn't wreck anything.

 

This morning she was still at it. I picked up the clear makeup bag to see that, in the middle of the night, I had zipped a live mouse inside it. I'm not sure who was more scared, me or the mouse.

 

The mouse is alive and doing well in the neighbor's large backyard now. I am going to be spending a LOT more at Sephora's spring sale, cause I'm not touching mouse-tainted makeup lol.

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We get mice regularly living in the country, I am terrified one will get in my makeup storage spots! Eat up my samples and crawl over my lip stuff 😞 😞 lol

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omg this is TERRIFYING! 

I cannot believe that happened. Poor makeup, poor mousey!

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@Adriadne, sorry to hear about the make-up but I love that the mouse had a happy ending Heart they are such cute little scamps 🙂

Maybe she just wanted to look like this?

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NOPE! NOPE! NOPE!

 

Oh my gosh! I'm in panic for you just reading this but I also can't help but to giggle a bit...and then go right back to panic and fear.

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Oh no! I'm not sure who I feel worse for! Although I guess your makeup bag is going to feel pretty happy with the new makeup coming. 😄

XOXO,
Marieke

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this may be my favorite story i've ever come across on BT. 

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OMG!  This is the scariest story I've ever heard, girl! I don't blame you for replacing your stash!@Adriadne

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... Sephora we need to invest in a larger variety of boxes and better shipping practices overall. The amount paper packed into the box weighs more than the product alone. 

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The only retailer that is more wasteful than Sephora is The Bay. Yesterday my GWP arrived separately from my order in a HUGE box maybe 4x bigger than this Sephora box. For a moment I thought maybe I ordered something under the effect of medication that I don't remember. SMH

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OMG!  Nordstrom is notorious for doing this!  What a waste!  😞😞😞

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LOL at least they put paper in the box!

 

I think many of us have gotten beauty orders from The Bay where they ship ONE thing in a huge box, and no paper.

 

Just recently, they split up my order of the Burberry silk and bloom blush which came with a primer sample. Well, the primer sample came from a different location than the blush (warehouse), and they shipped it in one box that I probably could've fit my cat in. No paper.

 

Surprisingly, the blush shipped from the store so it arrived in a palm sized box, and the blush was wrapped in a single sheet of packing paper which fit snugly inside. Sensible.

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That's true, I should be happy they added paper at all for some protection.

 

Also that is ridiculous @k617

 

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@k617 Something like this recently happened to me too. I got a sample of a kiehl's moisturizer. They sent it in a box so big I could have fit a large baking sheet in it. The thing I actually bought got cancelled, LOL. I don't know how anyone packs these boxes and thinks "yes, this is reasonable."

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@Asche that's terrible! And I actually had a pang of worry when they told me that my primer sample shipped but not the blush--I thought maybe they'd cancel the blush.

 

They need to sort their shipping logistics out!

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LMAO wow @Asche!  It can't be THAT hard to stock a variety of boxes for shipping.  Especially if the company sells items that range in size/weight/etc.

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Pixi beauty products are actually nice. 

Never expected to like it, but since all their items are cheap (compared to Sisley I've been using), I just ordered few items and I like them all, shockingly. 

I think I'll repurchase even. Any particular recommendations among their products??

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@HoneydewK yay ! i adore pixi !!!!

 

i wholeheartedly recommend what @StephaniLynn listed below, too ! the glow tonic (in either a bottle or pad form) if you like glycolic toners / exfoliation is so so lovely. the glow mud cleanser is AMAZING as a second cleanse (can also be used as a quick mask) and i refuse to be without it (this contains a little glycolic in it as well), and the glow mud mask is my HG clay/mud mask. 

 

i also recommend the caroline hirons collab 'double cleanse' balm and cream. the cream, in particular, is so lovely--and totally fine for oily skins. it's been said that this is limited edition, though i've heard there's a push to release the cream side as an independent cleanser all on its own. (fingers crossed !)

 

they have a load of mists. i've found the glow one--which contains argan oil--too heavy for my skin, unfortunately. but the hydrating milky mist ? FAVORITE OF ALL TIME. like, absolutely favorite mist i've ever tried, and it's $15. there's a new mist that contains sunscreen which i think may be brilliant for summer but i haven't tried it yet.

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