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19 hours ago
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Arty Girl
1717 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Finally now my Vitamin D levels are up and my nails stop breaking they’re now at a decent length to start painting them again.

This is the Kester Black polish that was in this month’s Bellabox!
I’m holding a red pen to show that it is “red pen red”… The reddest nail polish I’ve ever owned! Bit messy.. and the pic is upside down but you get the point haha

Yes, your nails are looking lovely MsSparkles and that’s a lovely red !!! I didn’t know that low levels of Vit D cause nail breakage too. I think my Vit D levels are always low, despite me taking a Vit D capsule daily.

19 hours ago
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Arty Girl
1717 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Does anyone own the old OPI DS polishes? I got some yesterday, and they’re so pretty! However, I heard that the old ones are even better. This one is my fave of all the ones I got, DS Extravagance. It’s purple holo that looks good even indoor!

I don’t own any OPI nail polish and I agree with you that this purple is very pretty Polishedandp… !!!

19 hours ago
Beauty_heaven_avatar
Arty Girl
1717 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Hey Beauties ♡

I am back with another nail art design and this time it is monster blood nail art design. This nail art is very easy to do and it is perfect for Halloween which is right around the corner :)
I hope you like it!

If you want to see a tutorial please go to my channel, I will leave the link below.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iFMi2nG-1M&list=UUtk6Eu4HJcNsfnMJ1DL60GA

Thank you!
Samantha Beauty

Hey Samantha, is the one on your ring finger halfway interlocking dots? I tried doing that too, but I couldn’t really get the dots to be parallel!

That’s very pretty *Polishedandp.. * !!! How did you get your other dots so equally spaced ? There’s so many of them too !!!

19 hours ago
Sparkle
IndieAna
17033 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Hey Beauties ♡

This is my new cute nail art tutorial which is so easy to do and it is perfect for short nails.

If you want to see a tutorial please go to my channel, I will leave the link below.

I hope you like it!

Please like, comment and subscribe if you do.

My channel: http://goo.gl/zzGJdX

Thank you!
Samantha Beauty

Samantha, did we somehow communicate? I did this one months ago, and the accent nail is pretty much a twin of yours with added rhinestone :)

So pretty, hun. Purple is such a pretty nails colour. The rhinestones are a nice addition, too :)

19 hours ago
Sparkle
IndieAna
17033 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Hey Beauties ♡

This is my new cute nail art tutorial which is so easy to do and it is perfect for short nails.

If you want to see a tutorial please go to my channel, I will leave the link below.

I hope you like it!

Please like, comment and subscribe if you do.

My channel: http://goo.gl/zzGJdX

Thank you!
Samantha Beauty

Yep, love this one, too, Samantha! :)

19 hours ago
Sparkle
IndieAna
17033 posts

Topic: Talkback / Yayyyy I won a prize

I was lucky enough to win a blog competition in September and received my prize today (a $100 Priceline gift card). I also won 3 prizes from Priceline’s September ‘30 days of Fashion and Beauty’ daily giveaways.

Way to go, Stackcats! Congrats hun. Please tell us (show us) what you won! :)

19 hours ago
Sparkle
IndieAna
17033 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

NOTD using Ulta3 Triple Threat underneath LA Girl Sandblast in Glassand

That’s another way of creating the lines Indie ! I’ve never thought of doing it this way. Thanks for the idea. :)

Thank you, Arty. I found that the thicker sand finish allowed me to create the line work quite easily. Totally unrelated, but have you been drawing lately? I’ve missed seeing your amazing art work! :)

19 hours ago
Sparkle
IndieAna
17033 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Thanks IndieAna!
These are two of the others I got, OPI DS Reserve and Opulence. Sadly, they look near identical in the sun. IRL, Reserve is a light, feminine pink, while Opulence is more mauve-ish. I added the water decals I got from Born Pretty Store. They are so easy to apply and a quick way to add decors to your mani!

I hate it when the camera doesn’t depict true colour. Your mani looks gorgeous anyway. Love those decals, I thought the design was stamped on :)

19 hours ago
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Amber382
64 posts

Topic: Industry watch / I have an idea...WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK ?

It does sound like a good idea! I guess the only worry for people buying would be that the people sending over are trustworthy but like you say with proof of shipping and only longstanding members being it wouldn’t be as much of a gamble. Like IndieAna says there is risk of your package not arriving even if you order directly from a website anyway!

19 hours ago
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Amber382
64 posts

Topic: Make-up / Pale skin long lasting Priceline foundation?

I second the MP Infinite Colour Foundation, it is a beautiful formula, quite long wearing and they have a fantastic colour range including pale shades :)

19 hours ago
Sparkle
IndieAna
17033 posts

Topic: Talkback / Yayyyy I won a prize

Bit excited here as I just happened to look at Facebook quickly and I’ve won a Nivea Day Cream and also will be receiving a book to review. Love reading and doing reviews for them :-)

Yay, congrats Jatz. I hope you also enjoy your book to review xx

19 hours ago
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CherryBlossom
3704 posts

Topic: Celebrity watch / Favourite Childhood Band/Singer?

I had lots of favourites growing up and I’m definitely showing my age here but I had a serious crush on Peter Gabriel and Roger Daltrey (from The Who)!!! And liked Duran Duran too :)

And sadly, only recently in the past few years, I’ve really started appreciating George Harrison’s voice!!!

George Harrisons voice is timeless.

My 14 year old Lily has just “discovered” her first musical crush.
George blasts away in our house at least 8 hours a day.

She spends all of her money on vinyl.

Agreed sassylily :)
I tend to like singers whose voice I can recognize and George Harrison is definitely so clear, lively, and unique. Even in the Traveling Wilburys, he was brilliant (along with everyone else).

It’s great that your daughter has such fine musical interest! She must really enjoy his music!!!

Lily has such a wide and varied love of music, Ella Fitzgerald is another favourite, the only current singer that she loves is Paloma Faith who she discovered three years ago and Amy Winehouse Lily also sings in a select choir that performed at the Perth Concert Hall Thursday and Friday.Lily’s dream is to be accepted into WAAPA’s musical theatre course.
Lily has a voice that is made to sing jazz a genre that she also loves.
Lily is one of the shyest girls you will ever meet but put her on a stage and she can sing in front of hundreds of people without any problem at all.
Wow! How inspiring is Lily!!!! I think she must be so comfortable singing on stage and doing what she loves. She’s just awesome sassylily!
I wish her the best of luck for her future in music.

20 hours ago
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CherryBlossom
3704 posts

Topic: Talkback / Yayyyy I won a prize

I was lucky enough to win a blog competition in September and received my prize today (a $100 Priceline gift card). I also won 3 prizes from Priceline’s September ‘30 days of Fashion and Beauty’ daily giveaways.

Congratulations on your wins stackcats. How exciting! It’ll be lots of fun shopping at Priceline.
Glad I know someone who’s won the Priceline September comp too. Enjoy all of your wins!!!

20 hours ago
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MsSparkles
709 posts

Topic: Industry watch / New subscription box... The Parcel

I received my Parcel with missing items, I was asked to send my box back to Tammy which I have done over a week ago, I was told a replacement box would be sent when they received my original box.
Last month I subscribed to Native box, but they too seem to be having delivery setbacks
I am so over sample boxes at the moment, way too much hassle and grief, the only box that I received on time everytime was bellabox.
Today I am going to unsubscribe and no longer feed my addiction to these boxes.
Lust Have It, Bellabox, Native Box and the Parcel, I am done, I am feeling liberated.
If I ever come back to talk about sample boxes on this forum you have my permission to shoot me down in flames.

For anyone thinking of subscribing Lust Have It is the box to avoid at all costs.

After I received a relatively quick-ish response from The Parcel advising me to send the box back replied paid I emailed back to The Parcel saying that I disposed of the box immediately after opening as I didn’t feel safe having a punctured hairspray can in my house so I would be unable to return it. I also told them I was disappointed that this has happened and I will be watching very closely at the quality of the next box as if it’s not up to scratch I will be cancelling. It’s been almost a week and I’ve not had any response. Don’t expect one either..

To be honest, I’ve stuck with Bellabox and they’re seemingly the only ones who’ve been consistent. Sure they have some meh boxes, but majority are great and their customer service every time I’ve dealt with them has been quite good.

I was subscribed to many others all at some point or another.. I just wish they’d all get things right! It’s such a great idea and there is a huge market for subscription boxes.. Just work at getting things right!

20 hours ago
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Misy Rose
145 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

My Rosehip oil’s tamper proof seal didnt crack and the oil was rancid. Eugh! Unusable, unfortunately. My skin is also so sensitive and I have very fair hair and skin that I cant try the bleach. You think Beautyheaven would have checked my profile before selecting me for this trial team… Fortunate and thankful for being selected all the same.

Oh that’s awful! Maybe send an email to BH about the rosehip oil and ask if you could be sent another one that you can actually try out?

20 hours ago
Beauty_heaven_avatar
Arty Girl
1717 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

NOTD using Ulta3 Triple Threat underneath LA Girl Sandblast in Glassand

That’s another way of creating the lines Indie ! I’ve never thought of doing it this way. Thanks for the idea. :)

20 hours ago
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Kezzibelle
140 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

Thanks to every single person who replied to this post.

I knew people would have there own experiences of this, but it really surprised me how common this is. Yes, we can all be quick to judge, but we have the ability to choose to act on these judgements or to say “hey I shouldn’t be thinking like this”. It is nice to know that people from so many different walks of life can come to BH and feel safe, escape judgement and connect about our love for all things beauty. I think this is a great site that just encourages us to be a better version of ourselves and to promote this to everyone that we encounter on a daily basis.

Love all you beauties xxx

20 hours ago
Beauty_heaven_avatar
Arty Girl
1717 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Hey Beauties ♡

I am back with another nail art design and this time it is monster blood nail art design. This nail art is very easy to do and it is perfect for Halloween which is right around the corner :)
I hope you like it!

If you want to see a tutorial please go to my channel, I will leave the link below.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iFMi2nG-1M&list=UUtk6Eu4HJcNsfnMJ1DL60GA

Thank you!
Samantha Beauty

I love the “drip” effect Samantha320. I must try doing that myself sometime. :)

20 hours ago
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MsSparkles
709 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

My Sister and I were actually just talking about this just the other day. My Sister is 41 and has no desire to become a Mother. She has her dogs, and she is happy with her life and doesn’t have a desire to procreate – The way she sees it is if she decides she wants a kid later down the track she’ll adopt, as she has her dogs as there are plenty of children/babies out there that weren’t fortunate enough the first time round, that she could love and provide a happy and safe home for.

I’m 28 and don’t feel the need to have babies yet either as I’m all about moving up in my career. We also want to buy a house and travel. My Mum has given up pestering my Sister to give her Grandchildren, but my Mum still asks me about it – even though she knows I have PCOS and things aren’t going well in that regard – even if I wanted to have babies – So by her pestering me and disregarding the fact that it’s not just a simple process annoys the hell out of me.

Sister and I were talk about how people you haven’t seen for a while always ask ‘do you have kids yet?’ or exclaim ‘oh come on, why not?’ etc. etc. without thinking for a moment maybe that person CAN’T? It’s little things like that, that other women don’t think of – that people may not want babies by choice, or they can’t but who is anyone else to judge if you have babies or not?

I’ve seen friends with kids compete with other Mothers at the School – Especially when it comes to birthday parties.. A 9y/o girl had a Hummer limo (pink) to take the girls around.. another one, a 6 year old had a petting zoo in their backyard… I think Mothers first off should be a good role model for their kids.. Kudos to the Mum’s who don’t give a shit about what the other School Mums think.. It does seem that sometimes the Mother’s seem to think they’re still in School themselves.

20 hours ago
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Noosim
94 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

My Rosehip oil’s tamper proof seal didnt crack and the oil was rancid. Eugh! Unusable, unfortunately. My skin is also so sensitive and I have very fair hair and skin that I cant try the bleach. You think Beautyheaven would have checked my profile before selecting me for this trial team… Fortunate and thankful for being selected all the same.

21 hours ago
Pink-rose
Rose_P
2366 posts

Topic: Talkback / I've hit pan! Products I've used (or nearly used up)

My much loved Benefit Dandelion.

21 hours ago
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Jess G
15 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

We truly are our own worst enemies. We all get caught up judging (myself included) when we should be embracing and supporting other women’s choices. Good on you for being brave and verbalising your choices, I think it’s quite rude for people to assume you’ll change your mind! Follow your heart and do what makes you happy xx

21 hours ago
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Rose_P
2366 posts

Topic: Make-up / Urban Decay Naked Palette!!

Hey ladies! Is beauty bay still the cheapest place for us to buy our urban decay palettes? I’m thinking about buying a few for Xmas

Check out Lookfantastic.com.
The price does vary a bit, but they often have 20% off sales. I’ve ordered from them a few times, and never had any problems.

Edit: it looks like they don’t have them in stock at the moment. Keep your eyes peeled tho, cos they have had them in the past, and they will probably get more.

21 hours ago
Mistake
TheUglyDuckling
113 posts

Topic: Talkback / The 'bumcial': would you try it?

The day I need someone to wash my ar$e is the day I can’t do it myself. Thank you!

21 hours ago
Mistake
TheUglyDuckling
113 posts

Topic: Talkback / I've hit pan! Products I've used (or nearly used up)

So you may have seen this on YouTube however why not here on BH as a forum? Perhaps it’s on here, however I thought I might start it up separately. I realised the other day I have a pile of products I’ve either completely used up, or am about to finish using, and I haven’t even reviewed them! So, here’s your chance to share. What product have you “hit pan” on (or where you see the bottom)? What have you used most? Why? Would you get it again? Did you review it? Why? Why not? Why do you keep going back to the same old thing? Is it pure habit, or is it really that fabulous? Share the love with your BH friends

I don’t wear makeup that often as I have never used up any makeup product! Well, with the exception of Revlon lip butter in ‘Berry Smoothie’ – I managed to use up the whole lippie! I got a few from value packs/GWPs so that will be enough for me. It’s a nice shade but I’ll probably be sick of it by the time I’ve used up all my backups!

I mostly use up skincare products. Recent empties are:
Sukin night cream (it’s my second jar but won’t re-purchase anymore)
DermaSukin intensive hydrating cream (not moisturising enough, won’t re-purchase)
Innoxa super sensitive toner (holygrail – close to finishing my second bottle)
Palmer’s coconut body butter (love it, but it’s been discontinued)
Palmer’s skin therapy oil (it’s my second bottle. I have a backup bottle. It’s all right, probably won’t re-purchase)

I’ve reviewed all of them on BH. I don’t go back to the same old products out of habit. Maybe because I’ve written BH reviews for so long, I always find myself evaluating all the skincare/beauty products I use. If something doesn’t seem to do much for me, I definitely start my research and switch to something else

And that’s such a great habit to have gotten into stackcats. I keep on going back to the tried and true even though sometimes there’s just that something that isn’t quite right, or perhaps at the time it’s slightly out of my price range. My big bad habit, just like with Hoola, is I’d rather save it for those special days and use something else for the everyday. Why don’t I want to look fabulous all the time?! Well, I do, but there’s a terrible price point on beauty! So, I’m glad I hit pan on that Thin Lizzy, and my second (and last) is well on its way.

My point is, I want to change those habits and start thinking of myself as worth it, all the time, not just on special occasions.