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20 hours ago
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bh'sCarly
22 posts

Topic: Talkback / homeheaven - new sister site to beautyheaven

It’s so nice to see all the lovely messages in here. It’s fun and busy all at the same time with the two sites. Caitlin was a busy bee allocating these whilst helping prep for beautorium. Just letting you know we have contained most of the spam on hh now and put some great measures in place to avoid it occurring, so it should be much more enjoyable. We will continue to implement and test a few more measures to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future. Hope you have a lovely long weekend!

20 hours ago
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Thina
3 posts

Topic: Hair / Help with choosing a hairstyle!

Hello,I’m new to this forum so i’m not sure if its ok for me to post this type of question if not sorry!!

Well i’m trying to give myself a makeover i’m tired of looking so awful >_< progress is good so far I’ve lost 50lb i’m looking on YouTube for “how to dress tutorials” etc. lol

Anyways i’m terrible when it comes to choosing a haircut,i’ve had the same haircut for years XoX

So I would be so grateful if people on this forum could help me decide and give me beauty tips and such!
I have two pictures of myself i’m giving fair warning I’m horrible looking LOL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/123924283@N07/

Thanks in advance for any advice given!

20 hours ago
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Chicklet
958 posts

Topic: Talkback / homeheaven - new sister site to beautyheaven

I feel a bit awful to say this, but I haven’t visited HH for a while, cos the spam was driving me insane I’m sure it must be frustrating for the HH too. I must get back into visiting often. It’s a great site and I want to support it and see it succeed.

Yes, it was terrible for a while with all the spam. It seems to have settled down though (hopefully I’m not talking too soon!).

20 hours ago
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Chicklet
958 posts

Topic: Talkback / homeheaven - new sister site to beautyheaven

Chicklet, thanks for the brilliant idea to have a ‘General Discussion’ section on HH. The HH team just added it to the forum :) Yay! Hopefully the HH community will quickly feel like a family, just like BH.

http://homeheaven.com.au/homeheaven-chat/general-discussion/forum

That’s fantastic! Thanks for letting me know. Now we just need to support it. :)

21 hours ago
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Lu Bickel
62 posts

Topic: Make-up / Sephora Coming to Australia

I came back from Hawaii recently and went to Sephora while there at least 5 times, i just couldnt help myself! the shopping is amazing! Hope they can keep the prices down…

21 hours ago
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maydayismyday
463 posts

Topic: Skincare / WIN: share your anti-ageing tips to score one of 25 beauty packs!

congrats to all the winners :D has anyone received the prize pack yet? or is it still going to be a while?

I am still waiting on mine to arrive, it has been 3 weeks so hopefully they start arriving soon.

Nothing here as yet either…Although the prizes are coming from Nivea I beleive as thats what the mail said that Olivia sent me when I won….i think it was asking for skin type or shades for the cc cream…something like that
I got an email from BH asking my permission so they could give my address details to Nivea to send us the prize. Hope the cc cream shades are a good match though, as they didn’t ask me for my preferred shade.
I think i read somewhere that the nivea cc cream is only available in one shade?
Just had a look at the BH listing for it and it doesn’t say anything about the shades available so maybe it does just have one shade.
I did a little googling and it does seem like it only comes in one shade. Luckily, it looks to be your standard ‘light medium’ tone which should suit most people.

There’s a good pic of a swatch of it here: http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/sweetcontemplation/Beauty/IMG_3212.jpg

21 hours ago
Bee-girl-number-1-704656
maydayismyday
463 posts

Topic: Fragrance / oil diffusers

The InEssence oil diffuser I ordered online on Friday (for mum for Mother’s Day) has arrived today. Impressive! Mum sent me a message and said that a parcel has arrived for me. I told her to put it away and don’t peek! It hasn’t got InEssence on the packaging, it says it’s from Heritage Brands, so I’m pretty sure she hasn’t got a clue what’s inside!
Only 4 more sleeps and I’m off to Melbourne to visit the family!

We’re twins! I also get my mail delivered to my parents and I just had an email from them saying there’s something there from Heritage Brands. I googled it and In Essense is one of their brands so I’m assuming it’s the diffuser. Going to pick it up tomorrow and have a play with it on the weekend :)

21 hours ago
Mouse
Zaralis
1071 posts

Topic: Talkback / homeheaven - new sister site to beautyheaven

I feel a bit awful to say this, but I haven’t visited HH for a while, cos the spam was driving me insane I’m sure it must be frustrating for the HH too. I must get back into visiting often. It’s a great site and I want to support it and see it succeed.

Yeah I’ve been staying away because of the spam too Rose, I think BH and HH need to implement a level requirement for those that can post at will and all other new threads or posts should require moderation until they reach that level, I know it would make for more work on their end but it would also make for a better user experience.

21 hours ago
Flowers
Beautynutter
88 posts

Topic: Skincare / WIN: share your anti-ageing tips to score one of 25 beauty packs!

congrats to all the winners :D has anyone received the prize pack yet? or is it still going to be a while?

I am still waiting on mine to arrive, it has been 3 weeks so hopefully they start arriving soon.

Nothing here as yet either…Although the prizes are coming from Nivea I beleive as thats what the mail said that Olivia sent me when I won….i think it was asking for skin type or shades for the cc cream…something like that
I got an email from BH asking my permission so they could give my address details to Nivea to send us the prize. Hope the cc cream shades are a good match though, as they didn’t ask me for my preferred shade.
I think i read somewhere that the nivea cc cream is only available in one shade?
Just had a look at the BH listing for it and it doesn’t say anything about the shades available so maybe it does just have one shade.

21 hours ago
Snowman
Bobbin01
264 posts

Topic: Make-up / Sephora Coming to Australia

IF Sephora came to Australia, I can’t really see it lasting. Why???
Because people will go there to look, feel and swatch, but then they will jump on their computers/iPads and order the same products from overseas for a fraction of the price. I honestly hope I am wrong, but really you can’t blame people for doing this. I will admit that I’ve done this myself. I always prefer to support local business, but money talks.
But having said that, it would be awesome if they did come here. I’ve only ever been to a Sephora store at Kuala Lumpar airport. The last time we went thru KL airport (I’ve been there twice) our connecting flight (from Langkawi to Melbourne) was actually waiting for us, and I had to bypass Sephora. OMG the agony! The first time, our flight back to Melbourne was delayed, and I must have spent hours in there! Bliss!

I agree with your argument to a point rose, but even when I lived in the USA, for me it wasn’t the affordability of sephora (compared to some other cosmetic stores, it’s kind of expensive) but the range is amazing. It makes a city Myer or DJs look like a country pharmacy. And if you look at Myer and DJs, a ridiculous amount of their profit comes from cosmetics, even in the age of online cheaper alternatives.
I hope when(if) sephora opens here, they make sure the attitude comes over too. The staff in the us will fall over backwards to help you and there’s no shortage of samples. With their buying power they can also offer some insane exclusive packages you can’t get any where else (look at the divergent makeup range they released in march) if they keep that up it will set them apart from the shops we already have here.

21 hours ago
Mandmavatar
Oonga
1230 posts

Topic: Fragrance / oil diffusers

The InEssence oil diffuser I ordered online on Friday (for mum for Mother’s Day) has arrived today. Impressive! Mum sent me a message and said that a parcel has arrived for me. I told her to put it away and don’t peek! It hasn’t got InEssence on the packaging, it says it’s from Heritage Brands, so I’m pretty sure she hasn’t got a clue what’s inside!
Only 4 more sleeps and I’m off to Melbourne to visit the family!

Squeeee!!! I haven’t heard anything about mine yet so hopefully mine arrived soon too :)

Hope your mum listens to you and doesn’t open then stick it back together lol

21 hours ago
Mandmavatar
Oonga
1230 posts

Topic: Fragrance / oil diffusers

I am looking at this store also sells on Ebay but this is their website:
http://www.healthandhappiness.com.au/

and this online seller:

http://www.ahimsaoils.com.au/Genuine.html

anyone have experience with either of these places?

The only issue with New Directions is their bottles are either 6ml or 17ml.
I have been eyeing off those gorgeous wooden aromatherapy storage boxes and they all seem to say that they fit bottles up to 15ml!
So I just don’t know if those extra 2ml would make a difference to the New Direction bottles fitting or not.

Probably a bit late with this comment but having a quick look at both websites listed.

My main reservation on buying from either of these sites listed would be that neither seems to list country of origin or method of extraction of the essential oils. In addition one does not list the essential oils botanical (Latin name)

It is important for aromatherapists and natural therapists to know the botanical name (1st part of the botanical name is the latin name is the genus and 2nd the species), the country of origin, and the extraction method. The essential oil botanical names are unique, so every species has one botanical name. For example pine – there are a number of different pine species. There’s white pine, scotch pine, Virginia pine and red pine just to mention a few. The common name tends to be “pine.”, but botanical names are more specific white pine is Pinus strobus, for Scotch Pine it’s Pinus sylvestris and for Virginia pine it’s Pinus virginiana.

Also one of sites states its essential oils are “100% Pure Uncut Therapeutic / Aromatherapy Grade Essential Oil” just be aware that as there is no formally approved grading standard in the essential oil industry. So in some cases these claims tend to be just marketing and\or website SEO ranking jargon.

I am not questioning the quality of the oils from these sites, but most essential oil retailers disclose this information as a matter of course and are happy to answer any questions you have about their oils.

When purchasing essential oils you should feel confident about the quality of the essential oils and the company from which you are purchasing. If the price is too good to be true there is generally a reason!

Ahimsa oils do actually state both the botanical name and the country of origin :)
I spoke to David yesterday about the oils and feel confident ordering from them.
You do need to request a catalogue that has all that information on it as well as current prices and current oils. They don’t update their website and their business is pretty much word of mouth :)

However I appreciate your comments and thoughts and looking out for us all to make sure we don’t get duped! It’s great you have pointed out those things to look out for and take into account :)

The health & happiness place has not at all responded to my email so they wouldn’t get my business now even if they were legit lol

21 hours ago
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MoniqueKerstin
501 posts

Topic: Skincare / WIN: share your anti-ageing tips to score one of 25 beauty packs!

congrats to all the winners :D has anyone received the prize pack yet? or is it still going to be a while?

I am still waiting on mine to arrive, it has been 3 weeks so hopefully they start arriving soon.

Nothing here as yet either…Although the prizes are coming from Nivea I beleive as thats what the mail said that Olivia sent me when I won….i think it was asking for skin type or shades for the cc cream…something like that
I got an email from BH asking my permission so they could give my address details to Nivea to send us the prize. Hope the cc cream shades are a good match though, as they didn’t ask me for my preferred shade.
I think i read somewhere that the nivea cc cream is only available in one shade?

21 hours ago
Snowman
Bobbin01
264 posts

Topic: Make-up / Sephora Coming to Australia

Oh and now all the sephora stuff on tarazz goes to a 404 page… So no sephora for Aussies once again. This store better hurry up

21 hours ago
Flowers
Beautynutter
88 posts

Topic: Skincare / WIN: share your anti-ageing tips to score one of 25 beauty packs!

congrats to all the winners :D has anyone received the prize pack yet? or is it still going to be a while?

I am still waiting on mine to arrive, it has been 3 weeks so hopefully they start arriving soon.

Nothing here as yet either…Although the prizes are coming from Nivea I beleive as thats what the mail said that Olivia sent me when I won….i think it was asking for skin type or shades for the cc cream…something like that
I got an email from BH asking my permission so they could give my address details to Nivea to send us the prize. Hope the cc cream shades are a good match though, as they didn’t ask me for my preferred shade.

21 hours ago
Snowman
Bobbin01
264 posts

Topic: Make-up / Sephora Coming to Australia

One thing that makes me think this recent sephora announcement is legit over previous ones is the disappearance of the sephora store in tarazz listings…sure they still have some individual stuff listed but it’s gone from thousands of items to about 700 available in the last couple of weeks. In the meantime though, if a store does open up in 2015, they’re missing out on heaps of sales and building a customer base before opening with no online options available.

22 hours ago
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Meedee
1538 posts

Topic: Skincare / WIN: share your anti-ageing tips to score one of 25 beauty packs!

congrats to all the winners :D has anyone received the prize pack yet? or is it still going to be a while?

I am still waiting on mine to arrive, it has been 3 weeks so hopefully they start arriving soon.

Nothing here as yet either…Although the prizes are coming from Nivea I beleive as thats what the mail said that Olivia sent me when I won….i think it was asking for skin type or shades for the cc cream…something like that

22 hours ago
Pink-rose
Rose_P
1663 posts

Topic: Talkback / homeheaven - new sister site to beautyheaven

I feel a bit awful to say this, but I haven’t visited HH for a while, cos the spam was driving me insane I’m sure it must be frustrating for the HH too. I must get back into visiting often. It’s a great site and I want to support it and see it succeed.

22 hours ago
Pink-rose
Rose_P
1663 posts

Topic: Fragrance / oil diffusers

The InEssence oil diffuser I ordered online on Friday (for mum for Mother’s Day) has arrived today. Impressive! Mum sent me a message and said that a parcel has arrived for me. I told her to put it away and don’t peek! It hasn’t got InEssence on the packaging, it says it’s from Heritage Brands, so I’m pretty sure she hasn’t got a clue what’s inside!
Only 4 more sleeps and I’m off to Melbourne to visit the family!

22 hours ago
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CherryBlossom
2987 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Bomb Cosmetics (their own thread at last!)

Help!
I can’t find Bomb Cosmetics in the Products listing.
Am I looking in the wrong place?

Hi CherryBlossom,

I can’t find it either :( perhaps they are no longer advertise or a sponsor on BH.
I am just about to place a new order with Get Drenched, down to my last bath mallow.

Hi Claire :)

Yeah I recently started using the Seaweed Spearmint oil body wash and wanted to see if it was listed so I could review it.

Hmmmm that’s what I think too, no longer advertise etc on BH :(

CB I bought that shower gel when Bomb Cos had their first GWP (6 free bath bombs) and it wasn’t listed on BH. I think because they had so many products listed, they couldn’t fit anymore.
Hey chunky.monkeys!

Yes okay, I had a feeling that may have been the case because I know the Soapy Sponge Fingers ( I may have the name wrong ) weren’t listed either because of space constraint. But I thought I would look anyway.

22 hours ago
Imagescasaxikr
dream-angels
128 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium April 2014 Haul

I was very pleasantly surprised by the number of samples included. All the products in the bottom row were freebies! I can’t wait to try out all these products. I’ve been wanting to try those hair ties and I’m keen to try the lapurete skincare products. I’ve never heard of the brand but the packaging looks nice.

great haul, I was thinking of getting the vit.e at one point but want to sure about it, is it good?

22 hours ago
Skin-deep-350x262
chunky.monkeys
458 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Bomb Cosmetics (their own thread at last!)

Help!
I can’t find Bomb Cosmetics in the Products listing.
Am I looking in the wrong place?

Hi CherryBlossom,

I can’t find it either :( perhaps they are no longer advertise or a sponsor on BH.
I am just about to place a new order with Get Drenched, down to my last bath mallow.

Hi Claire :)

Yeah I recently started using the Seaweed Spearmint oil body wash and wanted to see if it was listed so I could review it.

Hmmmm that’s what I think too, no longer advertise etc on BH :(

CB I bought that shower gel when Bomb Cos had their first GWP (6 free bath bombs) and it wasn’t listed on BH. I think because they had so many products listed, they couldn’t fit anymore.

22 hours ago
Skin-deep-350x262
chunky.monkeys
458 posts

Topic: Talkback / homeheaven - new sister site to beautyheaven

Chicklet, thanks for the brilliant idea to have a ‘General Discussion’ section on HH. The HH team just added it to the forum :) Yay! Hopefully the HH community will quickly feel like a family, just like BH.

http://homeheaven.com.au/homeheaven-chat/general-discussion/forum

22 hours ago
20140122_153714
CherryBlossom
2987 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Bomb Cosmetics (their own thread at last!)

Help!
I can’t find Bomb Cosmetics in the Products listing.
Am I looking in the wrong place?

Hi CherryBlossom,

I can’t find it either :( perhaps they are no longer advertise or a sponsor on BH.
I am just about to place a new order with Get Drenched, down to my last bath mallow.

Hi Claire :)

Yeah I recently started using the Seaweed Spearmint oil body wash and wanted to see if it was listed so I could review it.

Hmmmm that’s what I think too, no longer advertise etc on BH :(

22 hours ago
Flowers
Beautynutter
88 posts

Topic: Skincare / WIN: share your anti-ageing tips to score one of 25 beauty packs!

congrats to all the winners :D has anyone received the prize pack yet? or is it still going to be a while?

I am still waiting on mine to arrive, it has been 3 weeks so hopefully they start arriving soon.