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post #421 of 2321
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Originally Posted by prachisrk View Post

Not very excited by the "sneak peek" - because half of it was things we've gotten before. Also did anyone else not like the Model Co lip gloss? It has a strange smell.


maybe yours was bad? Mine smells amazing..like strawberries!! I love it!

post #422 of 2321

 

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I hate Cartier's perfumes, they all smell like chemicals,

post #423 of 2321
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Slightly off topic, but I'm so excited! I got engaged this weekend! :D

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Mazel tov!!!

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Originally Posted by SamAsh View Post

Hey everyone!

 

I have been reading this space for a few months and decided to join. Mostly just procrastinating not studying for finals. silvia.gif

Hiiii! I excel at avoiding my schoolwork by coming on here!

 

I'd like to second the "stop sending me boy stuff" thing. It just (as my other BB subscribing friend said) reminds me that I'm single!

post #424 of 2321

Hey everyone so I have a friend who is going to college next year and she never really wears makeup & I wanted to know what is a beginners beauty kit? 

I want to give her a beauty kit with easy to use items that she will be able to use. I know when I was back in high school I hated makeup and didn't really care about it but once I entered college it seemed like everything changed. I wanted to look my best & present myself that way not only for myself but for people that I met since you look for connections at school to eventually get a job afterwards. And I just want her to play around with a few items & get comfortable and of course have fun.

I would love to hear what kind of items I should throw into this kit :D

 

Thank you ladies!

post #425 of 2321
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Originally Posted by skylola123 View Post

Hey everyone so I have a friend who is going to college next year and she never really wears makeup & I wanted to know what is a beginners beauty kit? 

I want to give her a beauty kit with easy to use items that she will be able to use. I know when I was back in high school I hated makeup and didn't really care about it but once I entered college it seemed like everything changed. I wanted to look my best & present myself that way not only for myself but for people that I met since you look for connections at school to eventually get a job afterwards. And I just want her to play around with a few items & get comfortable and of course have fun.

I would love to hear what kind of items I should throw into this kit :D

 

Thank you ladies!


A BB Cream!

post #426 of 2321

 

 

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Had to get up and check, but I have the women's version in my perfume samples collection. I think I got it with a Sephora order. I'm only keeping it to test something with the atomizer, but it smells awful. Like a mix of old lady and potpourri. So not only do I already have this, I don't even like it. I'll be bummed if I get it. :(

post #427 of 2321
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Originally Posted by skylola123 View Post

Hey everyone so I have a friend who is going to college next year and she never really wears makeup & I wanted to know what is a beginners beauty kit? 
I want to give her a beauty kit with easy to use items that she will be able to use. I know when I was back in high school I hated makeup and didn't really care about it but once I entered college it seemed like everything changed. I wanted to look my best & present myself that way not only for myself but for people that I met since you look for connections at school to eventually get a job afterwards. And I just want her to play around with a few items & get comfortable and of course have fun.
I would love to hear what kind of items I should throw into this kit biggrin.gif

Thank you ladies!
I would do a tinted moisturizer, blush, small eyeshadow palette/trio, eyeliner, mascara, and a nude balm. This will be basics and nothing too flashy for her to start with.
post #428 of 2321
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Originally Posted by skylola123 View Post

Hey everyone so I have a friend who is going to college next year and she never really wears makeup & I wanted to know what is a beginners beauty kit? 

I want to give her a beauty kit with easy to use items that she will be able to use. I know when I was back in high school I hated makeup and didn't really care about it but once I entered college it seemed like everything changed. I wanted to look my best & present myself that way not only for myself but for people that I met since you look for connections at school to eventually get a job afterwards. And I just want her to play around with a few items & get comfortable and of course have fun.

I would love to hear what kind of items I should throw into this kit :D

 

Thank you ladies!

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Originally Posted by astokes View Post


A BB Cream!

 

I find that the retractable eyeliners are easy to work with (like: http://www.maybelline.com/Products/Eye-Makeup/Eye-Liner/Unstoppable-Eyeliner.aspx)

 

A nice lip balm with a splash of color (like: http://www.cherryculture.com/cosmetics/makeup/nyx/nyx-color-lip-balm/17851&cat=0&page=1)

 

Eyeshadow and blush should be a forgiving color and easy to work with. (I don't know what her coloring is like)

 

Maybe some simple brushes (I wouldn't go overboard cost wise - in case she decides that she's just not into make up)

 

Makeup remover (I actually like the one I got from Kohls - some people say it doesn't work - but it worked great for me)

post #429 of 2321
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Originally Posted by skylola123 View Post

Hey everyone so I have a friend who is going to college next year and she never really wears makeup & I wanted to know what is a beginners beauty kit? 

I want to give her a beauty kit with easy to use items that she will be able to use. I know when I was back in high school I hated makeup and didn't really care about it but once I entered college it seemed like everything changed. I wanted to look my best & present myself that way not only for myself but for people that I met since you look for connections at school to eventually get a job afterwards. And I just want her to play around with a few items & get comfortable and of course have fun.

I would love to hear what kind of items I should throw into this kit :D

 

Thank you ladies!

 

Please update with what you end up getting her (I am curious how it will end up!!) 

post #430 of 2321
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post


Totally, I am really restricting my carb intake to 20g/day which is a really low amount, included in the carbs are sugars, but other than that, I don't really restrict calories or anything else, just eaf fats (fats don't make you fat, carbs do) protein and veggies, I get much fuller from all the fat protein and fiber that I end up not eating a high number of calories. I lost 10lbs in the first two weeks and consistently 2lbs a week after that, for a total of 25ish lbs at this point it's been about 10 weeks and it has been the easiest thing ever, seriously! I never had to watch what I ate because I was so active all the way until high school ended, 2 seasons of varsity and competition soccer each year, swimming, and all sort of other activity, then I started college at arguably the top university in my state, and buckled down (school was a breeze my whole life, so never before had I had to be so sedentary to achieve high grades) and I was on a dorm meal plan which is in hindsight, the main reason I gained weight, it feels great to be in control again. Check out reddit.com/r/keto that's where I get my information from its super helpful


Thank you for all the information! Atkins is the only diet that worked for me, I just wasn't strong enough to stick to it for longer than 3 weeks. I am really not good with totally cutting specific foods of my diet... I feel like I have to be able to eat a cracker or a 1/2 cup of rice every now and then! But I might have to do it for a short time (like a month) and then go from a no carb diet (or really low like you said) to a low carb - low calorie diet, and try to work out a bit in the mean time. Let's hope it works icon_wink.gif

post #431 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Kaylay View Post


Lose it worked pretty well but I found its true, a lot of those apps are just helpful for packaged stuff, which is beneficial to know for sure!
You may not be having enough calories
Since mid 2011 (before I got pregnant wink.gif ) I lost nearly 100 lbs.....and generally I had to eat 1600-1800 a day or else I wouldn't lose. I was never restricted either..when you're active anywhere from 3-6 days a week you want to make sure you're eating enough or else your body tends to hold on to what you eat, resulting in no lose or a plateau effect. Have you tried eating paleo?

 

Wow, that's a LOT to lose!!!! Well, the main problem with me is that I don't work out at all and I have a desk/office job, so I don't move around a lot. I used to be a waitress (running around and carrying stuff all the time) and I definitely was thinner then even though I ate whatever I wanted!

I've never heard of paleo diet! I'm checking out the website right now.. have you tried that? Does it work? I think it looks pretty similar to Atkins.

post #432 of 2321
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Originally Posted by skylola123 View Post

Hey everyone so I have a friend who is going to college next year and she never really wears makeup & I wanted to know what is a beginners beauty kit? 

I want to give her a beauty kit with easy to use items that she will be able to use. I know when I was back in high school I hated makeup and didn't really care about it but once I entered college it seemed like everything changed. I wanted to look my best & present myself that way not only for myself but for people that I met since you look for connections at school to eventually get a job afterwards. And I just want her to play around with a few items & get comfortable and of course have fun.

I would love to hear what kind of items I should throw into this kit :D

 

Thank you ladies!


1. BB cream or tinted moisturizer

2. concealer (although it would be tricky to find the right shade)

3. mineral powder

4. pink-peach blush

5. brown eye pencil

6. tinted lip balm

 

and let us know how it turns out! :)

post #433 of 2321
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Originally Posted by hindsighting View Post

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I'm a perfume samples hoarder...I love getting them! I won't have to buy any for a looong time and I get to smell different every day!

Me, too.  lol

post #434 of 2321
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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post

Me, too.  lol

I'm right there with ya...I have a drawer full of perfume samples...I like to be able to keep them in my pocket and wear a different one each day to suit my mood :)

post #435 of 2321

Hi All! I've been creeping around for awhile and have never done a message board before and it seems like fun and I just subscribed to Birchbox and I'm having a lot of fun with it so far! My boyfriend was getting pretty mad at me because I was spending obscene amounts of money on makeup and nailpolish and we are saving for a house after graduation so I thought Birchbox was a good compromise! I'm hoping they stick another nailpolish in this month- I'm a polish FIEND! 

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Just saw the spoiler video and Im not really thrilled with it but I will keep an open mind and hope that i get a good box :)

post #437 of 2321
You know, I wasn't always a big perfume person until I got a sample of Miss Dior in my BB quite a few months ago. Talk about my new HG perfume. I kept trading for samples until the boyfriend finally got it for me for my birthday.

So while perfumes aren't my favorite part of the box, I don't mind getting them, either. You never know when you find the next thing.
post #438 of 2321

I would do a tinted moisturizer rather than a BB cream only because I can't stand feeling the makeup on my face (I was a theatre major in college and years of Ben Nye still make me shudder at heavy face makeup) and every BB I've tried feels super make-up-y (is that a word?) to me. If she already doesn't wear makeup she might not take to a BB for the same reasons as me. I love tinted moisturizer though and I think that list is perfect! Also, this is my first reply message on a message board ever- am I doing it right? hahaha...

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Thank you so much for all the input...I am subscribed to a couple of beauty boxes so I made her a box with a bunch of samples. She has brown hair, brown eyes, & light skin...but not pale I guess she is light/medium but not tan lol. 

What is a forgiving blush for someone who has light skin? Also a drugstore tinted moisturizer?

 

This is what I was able to put for her just around my sample stash but I am still looking for other items since I want her to love it :)

 

*Clinique eyeshadow duo in Slate frost its a beautiful matte dark brown/grey and Blackberry frost which is a gorgeous purple (which will play up her brown eyes)

*Jouer Lip enhancer conditioning lip treatment

*Bite lipgloss in Vintage it is a mauve color but it is very sheer

*Tokidoki Lion pappa kit it has four eyeshadows which include a white, pink/mauve, gold, & a dark brown and a blush which reminds me of NARS orgasm it is a peachy with gold glitter/shimmer

*theBalm the body builder mascara

*Be a bombshell eyeliner in black

 

Then found other samples that would be perfect for her since she has very curly hair

*Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue

*Pequi Oil Treatment 

 

Skincare/body items:

*Nivea trial size lotion

*Murad Intensive C-Radiance peel

*Embryolisse lait-creme concentre (2 foil packets of moisturizer)

post #440 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Legalista View Post

Hi All! I've been creeping around for awhile and have never done a message board before and it seems like fun and I just subscribed to Birchbox and I'm having a lot of fun with it so far! My boyfriend was getting pretty mad at me because I was spending obscene amounts of money on makeup and nailpolish and we are saving for a house after graduation so I thought Birchbox was a good compromise! I'm hoping they stick another nailpolish in this month- I'm a polish FIEND! 


I really don't like nail polish and seem to get it every single month that it is sent out : ( Luckily, I have little girls so some of it gets used BUT i just discovered the trade threads and whatever I get from here on out will get put up for trades.
post #441 of 2321
I got the blush that was in the glossybox and it looks great on my light skin. Also anything soft mauve looks good.
post #442 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Legalista View Post

Hi All! I've been creeping around for awhile and have never done a message board before and it seems like fun and I just subscribed to Birchbox and I'm having a lot of fun with it so far! My boyfriend was getting pretty mad at me because I was spending obscene amounts of money on makeup and nailpolish and we are saving for a house after graduation so I thought Birchbox was a good compromise! I'm hoping they stick another nailpolish in this month- I'm a polish FIEND! 

I <3 nail polish too! I hope so too! :D

post #443 of 2321

I just saw the trade threads too but I don't really understand how they work yet-I need to figure that out! I would love to trade the perfume samples though because my aunt works for a perfume counter so I already have more than I know what to do with. Also, I haven't had this experience yet but a lot of people seem to get samples that don't match their skin/hair type so that would be good to trade too. Little girls are so much fun! They must have so much fun watching you with the makeup- I remember feeling so fancy if my mom would just use the brushes on my face (she didn't actually put makeup on us but we never knew that haha!).

post #444 of 2321
I've recently started trading. It's easy. You list what you have, and if someone sees something they want they contact you. If you want something they have, you trade. That simple. I've gotten rid of samples I didn't want and ended up with makeup I do want but didnt get in my boxes.
post #445 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Legalista View Post

I just saw the trade threads too but I don't really understand how they work yet-I need to figure that out! I would love to trade the perfume samples though because my aunt works for a perfume counter so I already have more than I know what to do with. Also, I haven't had this experience yet but a lot of people seem to get samples that don't match their skin/hair type so that would be good to trade too. Little girls are so much fun! They must have so much fun watching you with the makeup- I remember feeling so fancy if my mom would just use the brushes on my face (she didn't actually put makeup on us but we never knew that haha!).

They are SO much fun! I have an 8 year old step daughter, a 4 year old, and a 4 month old. I have this beautiful antique vanity from the 1920's that has all my makeup in it and the 2 older girls sit down on my stool and are so careful with "all of mommy's pretties". They aren't ever ever allowed out of the house with makeup on but every once in awhile I let them play with the light shades of lipgloss and blush. They have so much fun and its so cute to watch them in their dress up clothes sitting at the vanity. Totally off subject I know but its really sweet : )
post #446 of 2321
That sounds easy enough and super beneficial! I'll have to try it out! I've only gotten 2 boxes so far and gave away what I didn't like.
post #447 of 2321
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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

You know, I wasn't always a big perfume person until I got a sample of Miss Dior in my BB quite a few months ago. Talk about my new HG perfume. I kept trading for samples until the boyfriend finally got it for me for my birthday.
So while perfumes aren't my favorite part of the box, I don't mind getting them, either. You never know when you find the next thing.

 

I wish that perfume was still in the Birchbox store. I've never seen it in there, but I'd buy it if it were.

post #448 of 2321

Yeah, I hated the Model Co Lipgloss too.  It smells like watermelon bubble gum and that smells really gross (to me).  Didnt even get to try it. As soon as I opened the tube, I could smell that it wasnt gonna be for me.  3 smells I cant stand - fake watermelon, strawberry or orange flavoring.

post #449 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Gayle Ray View Post

Yeah, I hated the Model Co Lipgloss too.  It smells like watermelon bubble gum and that smells really gross (to me).  Didnt even get to try it. As soon as I opened the tube, I could smell that it wasnt gonna be for me.  3 smells I cant stand - fake watermelon, strawberry or orange flavoring.

I received a double sided model co from GB in October (one side was lipstick and the other side a gloss). I thought it looked cheap and cheesy because of the stupid mirror but i LOVED it. I happen to really like the smell though, mine smelled like strawberries. I can't remember the last time I used up a gloss.. its literally been years if I ever have actually used one up and mine is almost completely empty already.
post #450 of 2321
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post


I received a double sided model co from GB in October (one side was lipstick and the other side a gloss). I thought it looked cheap and cheesy because of the stupid mirror but i LOVED it. I happen to really like the smell though, mine smelled like strawberries. I can't remember the last time I used up a gloss.. its literally been years if I ever have actually used one up and mine is almost completely empty already.

I just got one of these, and I LOOVE it. The fibre mascara from ModelCo is another one of my new favorites!

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