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Apr 23, 2014
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Catherine In...
6 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Promote your Blog/Youtube Channel

Hey everyone! I am currently blogging about all things beauty – makeup, skin care, hair and a little bit of fashion.

intentsbeauty.blogspot.com.au

My last couple of posts have been a $20 makeup challenge, review and swatches of the new ulta3 lip paint and face of the day :)

thanks!

Apr 23, 2014
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stackcats
674 posts

Topic: Celebrity watch / Jennifer Aniston Swears by it!!!!

Personally I think it’s just typical marketing. Just because a celeb endorses something doesn’t mean they actually use it…

Apr 23, 2014
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Roxymisha
2683 posts

Topic: Make-up / Dark berry / 90s lipstick

Bare Escentials Moxie Lipstick in ‘lead the way’. Available at Mecca Cosmetica.

Apr 23, 2014
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Imi11
506 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Violet Box (Up & Coming Beauty Box)

Loving this month’s box (I think I say that every month though!) Seriously the best box of all the Australian boxes in my opinion.

I have to agree. I think I’ve had one slightly dodgy box in the time I’ve been with them.

By far the best box I’ve received from any subscriptions! Glad to be ending my subscription on a high! I’ll definitely come back to them in the future!

Apr 23, 2014
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Ausblonde
43 posts

Topic: Skincare / Anyone used the Dermaroller before?

Has anyone used a Dermaroller – you can purchase one and use it at home or you can have sessions at certain beauty salons. I was just wondering if it was any good. I am always on the look out for something that helps my skin. It is supposed to help your skin absorb the products you use. Thanks Beauties.

Apr 23, 2014
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Ausblonde
43 posts

Topic: Celebrity watch / Jennifer Aniston Swears by it!!!!

She was on the Ellen DeGeneres show and she was telling Ellen that it was the only product she wore. I was thinking yea sure and you just happen to be spokeswoman for this product. I wonder how much she is being paid for that.

Apr 23, 2014
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Danniro
225 posts

Topic: Skincare / How to Control Birth Control Caused Skin Problems

If you don’t mind me asking Danniro, how old are you?
I struggled since I was 13 with acne to the point of depression until I finally got to the doctor and asked for the pill. The first one I had was Diane, and that was great for regular periods etc, but my skin didn’t change at all!
I then started with the generic brand Estelle, and my skin seemed to respond really well with that. I couldn’t believe it. However, I have heard that sometimes (if you’re lucky) acne will sort itself out by the age of 25, which coincidentally was around the time my skin cleared up…so I’m not 100% sure whether it really was the Estelle, or whether it was my age? Who knows… My only downside with Estelle is a low labido. But for everything else it gives me, I’m ok with that.
I do commend you for Implanon though! I have heard friends having issues with them every now and then. I’m not brave enough for any sort of implant, even nuva rings scare the crap out of me. I’m quite good at taking the pill now. I always have it right beside my bed with a water bottle so it’s the first thing I do before I get out of bed.

Oh man, I’m only 19. Though I’ll be 20 in a few months. That’s rather discouraging to hear… I swear though I see so many clear-skinned people my age and younger, I feel like it should be attainable for me too!
Oh yeah, I didn’t really feel much of the actual implant because of the local anesthetic but it felt like the anesthetic needle was a mile long…Nuva ring is a little scary for me too though, just the though of having hormones coming out down there makes me worry about tumors and stuff though I guess that’s only a risk if you’re over 50.
I just feel like, at risk for sounding dramatic, all of my beauty-related problems are the sort of thing where the methods that worked for everyone else don’t help me :( just thinking of hair and skin really

Yep, yep, and yep. I was always so scared when I went on holidays with friends when we left school, and they could all get away with no make up and I was just so embarrassed.
Let me think, over the years I’ve tried…Clearasil, Neutrogena, Clinique, Physohex (sp?), non-acne specific formulas, pharmacy branded things, cleansers & moisturisers for oily skin (which I’m really more combination I’ve discovered) and many more I’m sure. None of it really did anything, and I was too scared to try Proactiv from the horror stories you hear about it ruining and conditioning people’s skin.
So for me, in a state of young adult depression, the pill, I felt, was my last chance and attempt.
It took longer than I wanted to see results though, probably 6 months for my skin to change.
And I know how frustrating it is when people tell you it takes at least 4 months or whatever for your skin to react to a new regime.
Although my skin is a complete turnaround to what it was, I’m still not always immune to an odd pimple. PMS is totally under control, I now realise my periods were in fact considered heavy when unmedicated (which is so nice, I can’t believe how light they can be), and I love the fact that I can skip it if I’m going on holiday. And hey, it may be that all those acne remedies didn’t work because my acne was hormonal. I have been told before that they may not work if that is the root cause of the acne, rather than “dirty” skin. Acne cleansing systems are designed to clean the skin rather than treat the root cause really. Even though companies like Proactiv claim they “fix” the acne cycle, how does anything topical really control your skin like that without harsh chemicals? No thanks!

Like other beauties have said, keep trying, don’t give up! I know it’s hard to keep positive about your skin. If you’re finding Implanon isn’t working for you, perhaps go back to your doctor, speak about what else they might recommend for sensitive skin, they might even refer you to a dermatologist?

I am thinking I should maybe see a dermatologist. Along with my frustrating skin, I have had persistent but on and off dandruff my whole life, and in the past year or so red bumps on various parts of my body which didn’t go away with suggestions from two doctors…

Apr 23, 2014
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Danniro
225 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What To Do: Living W/ Parents, Long Distance BF Visiting

My long distance boyfriend is visiting this summer, he also visited last winter. In the winter I snuck out of my house to spend the night at his house because my mom forbid him being at our house overnight, but she eventually decided she wasn’t comfortable with me being at his house without his mom’s knowledge. So the nightly visits stopped. Ever since then I’ve been determined to move out and get a room or a cheap apartment, but recently budget cuts have left my hours at one of two jobs unpredictable (btw am a freshman in college, full time student). Now i am only making $750(USD) per month which is probably not enough to move out. My parents made it clear they strongly dissuade from taking out a bigger loan to move into school dorms. And they think I shouldn’t find my own place either. I don’t know how I could afford one anyway. My mom says she’s fine if I’m out at night, as long as she knows i’m somewhere safe… yeah, my bf and I don’t really have a place to go besides his mom’s house. i really don’t know what to do guys!!! Please help

Apr 23, 2014
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Reha
25 posts

Topic: Make-up / Dark berry / 90s lipstick

Dark berry and berry crush both shades looks amazing.

Apr 23, 2014
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Reha
25 posts

Topic: Make-up / Eye primer

Check this!

Apr 23, 2014
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Michelle007
7690 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

beautorium haul

http://ritualeyes.com/Blogs/tabid/777/entryid/67/Beautyheaven-beautorium-haul.aspx

Apr 23, 2014
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Trish_D
2597 posts

Topic: Fragrance / oil diffusers

I notice that the dividers in the essence of wellbeing and some of the ones on ebay are removable!!
That is a good thing as far as being able to adapt to different size bottles, right? :D

What a great idea! I don’t know anything about Essence of Wellbeing, thanks for all the information girls.

Apr 23, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16474 posts

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

My Easter mani, drawing inspiration from memories of decorating boiled eggs :)

Lovely and colourful Indie !!! Very Arty !!!

Thank you! xx

Apr 23, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16474 posts

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

A rushed polkadot job with Essie and Chi Chi

I love this mani, MsSparkles. The reverse colours on the accent nail works so well :)

Apr 23, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16474 posts

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

My nails, which are way too short at the present time, painted tonight to match an ink coloured shirt I plan to wear to work tomorrow. Nails look a bit messy in the picture. Will tidy them up a little more when they’re fully dry.

Base coat is Time Child with a little bit of Jiggery Pokery over the top for added glitter. Both are by one of my favourite Aussie indie brands, Moonstone.

I need to check out this brand. Love the nail colour! :)

Apr 23, 2014
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IndieAna
16474 posts

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

My Easter mani, drawing inspiration from memories of decorating boiled eggs :)

Oh wow! So pretty!

My nails are in rest mode at the moment. I like to leave them bare and treat them with nail oils etc for a few days now and then.

Thanks Rose. My nails really need a break, but I have too many ideas that I want to create! lol

Apr 23, 2014
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MoniqueKerstin
501 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium April 2014 Haul

Got my haul before Good Friday, thanks BH for the speedy delivery :)

Nice haul stackcats! What is the ground minerals item? :) I dont remember seeing it

Apr 23, 2014
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Michelle240
341 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium April 2014 Haul

Got my haul before Good Friday, thanks BH for the speedy delivery :)

Love the look of the Lady Jane hair ties so pretty!

Apr 23, 2014
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stackcats
674 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium April 2014 Haul

Got my haul before Good Friday, thanks BH for the speedy delivery :)

Apr 23, 2014
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Oonga
1230 posts

Topic: Fragrance / oil diffusers

Thanks Nature Girl I might end up ordering my box from Essence of Wellbeing.
Maybe I can take a bottle in and see if it fits into their box :)

Apr 23, 2014
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Roxymisha
2683 posts

Topic: Make-up / Makeup Shopping in New York!

A fabulous department store is Henri Bendel. Some makeup brands worth trying are:

Jouer
Tarte Cosmetics
It Cosmetics

Hope this helps.

Apr 23, 2014
Nature-girl
Nature_Girl
19 posts

Topic: Fragrance / oil diffusers

ahhhh I see Thank you for including that photo.
It seems as though it could really go either way, depending on the bottle size, it could leave too much of a gap. Though I guess as long as it fits in, does the Essence of wellbeing also have a fair amount of height to it for bottles that may be higher?

It’s a shame that the prices at Essence of Wellbeing are significantly higher than some of the other online stores.

There is a bit of clearance in between the bottle top and the box lid but I generally use 10ml bottles!

As for price I am willing to pay a little bit more for peace of mind and quality. I like most people love a bargain, but unfortunately have had a few cases when trying to save money I have been burnt. My experience is you generally get what you pay for especially in regards to essential oils and tend to go with people who offer product guarantees, clearly defined returns policies, and supply products to therapists (who hopefully are buying reputable products to use on customers!)

Apr 23, 2014
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Emmsie19
213 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Violet Box (Up & Coming Beauty Box)

Loving this month’s box (I think I say that every month though!) Seriously the best box of all the Australian boxes in my opinion.

I have to agree. I think I’ve had one slightly dodgy box in the time I’ve been with them.

Apr 23, 2014
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Smallfry
5 posts

Topic: Make-up / Mirenesse Site error? charging old customers? Still No refund UPDATED

I 100% agree, I think constructive criticism is a great thing. Companies make mistakes but it’s how they handle them I think that matters.

They just emailed me and said they have never received an email regarding this when I have an the automatic reply that my message had been sent and a reply on the 13th as well from a staff member. It was only the people who posted to their facebook on my behalf mentioning the ACCC and contacting my bank did they reply again. To say that is the first time they’ve been contacted is not true. I should not have to be chasing it up.

Edit: I just got another email saying the refund is being processed. Also I noticed the reply on the 13th and today is nearly word for word in terms of them updating their website recently. I hope anyone else who was charged notices and get it sorted.

Apr 23, 2014
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Faboosh
171 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium April 2014 Haul

Arrgh! Hate the waiting! I had won the Golden Ticket and so thought that would have recieved my order by now (am in Melbourne) but no luck as yet :( . Had also ordered on the hair care day no sign of that parcel either!! Postie stalking continues….

Don’t worry, I am also in Melbourne and ordered in the first week and I’m still waiting too. :P I checked with my local post offices to make sure they weren’t holding anything for me, nothing yet.

I am in Melbourne, i only ordered it last Thursday, Haven’t received it yet either. But I wont complain yet :p