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Registered: ‎03-18-2010

Product and board abbreviations

One of the beauties was kind enough to post this abbreviation list some time ago. The thread has since closed and the boards have been re-vamped since then, but I thought I would post it so those that are interested can decipher some of the product abbreviations that are listed here. I'm sure this is not all-inclusive, so if you have updates to share, please do.

"bump" - keeping a topic alive by bringing it to the top
Brands or Products:
AG - Amazing Grace (Philosophy product)
AOFC -all-over face color like radiance or warmth from BE
BB Bobbi Brown line, but can also be beauty board or beauty balm
BBW - Bath and Body Works (online store and in malls)
BE - Bare Escentuals (mineral makeup line)
CC Cleansing Conditioner (refers to WEN)
CG - Cover Girl makeup line
CS - Customer Service
DHC - skincare line from Japan (
Dr. D - Dr. Denese skin care line
Dr. B - Dr. Brandt skin care line
Dr. P Dr. Perricone skin care line
DY - Diane Young
EL - Estee Lauder line
FIL - Falling in Love (Philosophy product)
HIIJ - Hope in a Jar (Philosophy product)
IBB - Italian Bath and Body line
IE Ice Elements skin care line
JO - Jojoba oil
LG - Laura Geller makeup line
LM - Laura Mercier line
MAC - MAC (M.A.C.) makeup line
MaMa - Mandelic Acid / Malic Acid Gel
MMU - mineral makeup
MN - Merle Norman makeup
Monista or Monistat - Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief (used as a makeup primer) NOT the yeast stuff
NARS - makeup line by Francois Nars
OOO - Oil of Olay
PC - Paula's Choice makeup/skincare
PF - Physicians Formula makeup line
SAM Sweet Almond Mint (from WEN)
CC Cleansing Conditioner
SB - Smashbox makeup line
Squalane - skin moisturizer and lubricant
UDPP - Urban Decay Primer Potion (for under eye makeup)
VS - Victoria's Secret
WHINE = philosophy's When Hope Is Not Enough line

A/D = Auto-Delivery
BB beauty board, but also, Bobbi Brown
BF Boyfriend or Best Friend
BIL = Brother-in-Law
DD = Dear/Darling Daughter
DIL = Daughter-in-Law
DH = Dear or Darling Husband
DS = Dear/Darling Son
ETA Edited to add
FIL = Father-in-Law
IMHO = In my humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
ITA I totally agree
HG Holy Grail (product)
HTH Hope this/that helps
LOL = Laughing out loud
LMBO = Laughing my butt off (if only we could, eh? )
MIL = Mother-in-Law
MU Makeup
MUA = makeup alley
SA sales associate (at the makeup counter or Sephora or Ulta etc)
SIL = Sister-in-Law
TIA Thanks in advance
TSV Today's Special Value
TY thank you
TTYL talk to you later
OT or O/T stands for Off Topic (in this case, NOT beauty related)
OMG = Oh My Goodness
ROFL = Rolling on the floor, laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling on the floor, laughing my a-- off
WWYD is what would you do?
YW = you're welcome

General tips:
Typing all caps is considering shouting or screaming ;-(
If you look in the upper right hand side of your screen, just below your screen name, there is a link called Preferences.
If you click on it and scroll down the page a bit you will see that you can adjust the number of Topics per Page and Posts per Page. If you set these to the highest number (50) you will not have to go to the second, third, fourth, ... twenty-third page so often to find posts. You can also set it so that the newest posts are on top