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Author Topic: Glossary - Abbreviations, Acronyms, Terms  (Read 2277 times)


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Glossary - Abbreviations, Acronyms, Terms
« on: October 27, 2009, 11:37:23 AM »
The following list shows common abbreviations and acronyms for commonly-used terms.

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'CONES - silicones
AFAIK - as far as I know
AHA - alpha hydroxy acid
ATM - at the moment
BHA - beta hydroxy acid
BOTD - blush of the day
BTDT - been there, done that
BTW - by the way
DD - dear daughter
DGD - dear granddaughter
DGS - dear grandson
DH - dear husband
DS - drug store; department store; dear son
E/L - eyeliner
E/S - eyeshadow
EOTD - eye of the day
FB - Facebook
FF; F&F - friends and family sale
FNDT - foundation
FOTD - face of the day
FWIW - for what it's worth
H/E - high end
HG - holy grail
HTH - hope that helped
HTHS - hope that helped some
IDK - I don’t know
IIRC - if I remember correctly
IMO/IMHO - in my opinion/in my humble opinion
IRL - in real life
IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
L/E - low end
LE - limited edition
L/G - lip gloss
L/L - lip liner
L/S - lipstick
LEMMING - something you very much want to acquire; often based on board enthusiasm
LMAO - laughing my a** off
LOL - laughing out loud
LOTD - look of the day
LOTE - look of the evening
MLBB - my lips, but better
MMU - mineral makeup
MU, M/U - make up
NM - no more; never mind (also see NM in brand list)
MUA - Makeup Alley; a board with fabulous reviews
NOTD - nails of the day
NVM - never mind
OCM - oil cleansing method
OP - original post(er)
OTT - over the top
PBI - pardon my/me butting in; politely butting in
PSA - public service announcement
RL - real life
RAOK - random act(s) of kindness
ROP - read on please
ROTFL(MAO) - rolling on the floor laughing (my a** off)
SC - skin care
SNARK - unkind and unwelcome comments
SO - significant other
SPF - sun protection factor
SS - sunscreen
TBH - to be honest
TM - tinted moisturizer
TMI - too much information
WWP - worthless without pictures
YLBB - your lips but better
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
YW - you're welcome

For ease of use, all uppercase letters are used here for the abbreviation, acronym, etc, although frequently lowercase letters are used in topics, depending on the writer's individual style.

Please feel free to reply to this post with any additions and we will keep this list updated and current.