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Mar 26, 2015
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cat lover
1988 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Lift Esteem

Smiling Filipina, I’m SO relieved to hear that you were able to get hubby to the doctor. I can fully understand how difficult this would have been for both of you as I went through a phase of going of meds and thinking the whole medical profession was out to get me. Like hubby, I ended up in one hell of a state and am very lucky to have lived through it.

It’s great that the GP you saw was so supportive. That will be absolutely vital to hubby’s recovery. Having a mental illness is a very, very difficult thing for one to accept. I could go on all day about it, but I will just say that your hubby is the luckiest man on earth to have a partner who accepts him just the way he is. You’re doing a tremendous job of supporting him. Please keep us posted on how things are going as we are all behind you 100% xox

Mar 26, 2015
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Di77
2 posts

Topic: Skincare / Retin A/ Stieva A/ Tretinoin

Hello fellow beauties!
I wanted to see whether anyone has got anything to say about this cream and how they dealt with peeling and extreme dry skin and sun protection here in Australia.
I started Stieva A Forte two days ago, not much happening yet but I know what to expect. I just couldn’t look at my face, it became oily and very very congested here in Australia. I mean, probably most people wouldn’t say I have any skin problems, but for me it does matter to have a nice and clear complexion. I used to use Differin every now and then but I think my skin got used to it.
Did anyone use it? Are you using it? Not only for acne but as an anti aging treatment? Do you like it? Thanks for your answers. I will update on my progress as soon as something happens :)

The product has a tendency to irritate and dry out the skin leaving patches of flaky skin and irritation. If you don’t suffer from bad acne and it it only oil and congestion I would try different products first such as MD Formulations or Priori which can be sourced from most beauty salons. MD Formulations both clear up skin and act as an anti ageing agent.

Mar 26, 2015
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Belle88
868 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Urban Decay coming to Mecca

I will be there, lining up first!! Can’t wait!!

Mar 26, 2015
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CherryBlossom
4258 posts

Topic: Industry watch / !!!!!!Bargain Alert!!!!!

I actually popped on this thread to mention a really good sale at Target that starts Thursday 26th – we had a brochure in our mail today.

Unlike Priceline’s 40% makeup sale, this is 30%, but covers everything the brands have for sale at Target ie includes skincare, body products, I assume hair stuff for L’oreal / Garnier & so on

Brands on sale are Nivea, Immortal, L’oreal, Model Co, Garnier & Neutrogena which are featured in a huge sale banner, but also on sale are Chi Chi & NYX, and I assume whatever else they stock – if you click on any makeup product, any brand, it comes up with the 30% discount.

http://www.target.com.au/c/body-beauty/W298278

They’ve also got free home delivery for the next few days, no minimum spend needed

Thanks for posting this Linda.

They’ve got lots of Dirty Works on sale too. And with Free Shipping, great time to try things I haven’t even seen before.

Mar 26, 2015
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maydayismyday
1057 posts

Topic: Industry watch / !!!!!!Bargain Alert!!!!!

I actually popped on this thread to mention a really good sale at Target that starts Thursday 26th – we had a brochure in our mail today.

Unlike Priceline’s 40% makeup sale, this is 30%, but covers everything the brands have for sale at Target ie includes skincare, body products, I assume hair stuff for L’oreal / Garnier & so on

Brands on sale are Nivea, Immortal, L’oreal, Model Co, Garnier & Neutrogena which are featured in a huge sale banner, but also on sale are Chi Chi & NYX, and I assume whatever else they stock – if you click on any makeup product, any brand, it comes up with the 30% discount.

http://www.target.com.au/c/body-beauty/W298278

They’ve also got free home delivery for the next few days, no minimum spend needed

I’ve been wanting to try Chichi’s BB cream for the longest time but I can never be bothered getting to Target when it’s on sale. With free postage I now have no excuses. Thanks for the heads up! :)

Mar 26, 2015
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Jlgaddes
17 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Nursing

Oh Marnie144, huge congratulations to your Mother….!!! And I agree with her views on bullying and the catty environment of working in a competitive all female working environment. I have been a nurse and midwife for 35 years working in Birth Unit and I have seen some students belittled by some educators. In our unit not only the educator can assess a student for their competencies and we have passed many an excellent student, who have gone on to be a wonderful, caring midwife…..who the educator was going to fail because they “clashed”!!! Thankfully there are so many other amazing nurses and midwives who love our jobs and are against “eating our young”. Alycia if you want to become a nurse I suggest going to uni and do your RN training or if you want to become a midwife do the BidMid degree….good luck

Mar 26, 2015
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BunnyBlack
7 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Laser Hair Removal... YAY OR NAY?

totally yay, except for a full Brazillian because fashions will change in that department. I got it for bikini, under arms and lower legs 4 times and I barely have to touch it any more. Best thing ever. I used to go into shock when I got everything waxed and was traumatised due to the excruiating pain and I have a high pain threshold. It also gave me the worst ingrown hairs. Laser was a godsend.

:) I heard that eventually the hair grows back, is that true? You said you hardly have to touch it anymore, so now I’m curious. I’ve been tempted, but don’t want to spend a fortune if it comes back again. Sounds like you’d say ‘go for it’? I’m over shaving/waxing/epilating.. the lot! None of them are ideal.

I’ve had a couple of sessions on my underarms and brazillian and I’m loving it. I pretty much haven’t has any underarm hair grow back since my first session. It definitely does sting a bit, but it’s over so quickly so I’m willing to put up with it. Waxing and shaving ect…it does add up and it takes time too. The worst part about it though was when it’s growing back, in terms of the ingrowns and waiting for it to get long enough to wax. In terms of eventually having to go back. They do recommend that you go back for top ups, but from what I’ve heard from friends, they have never gone back. They say that they get a couple of errand hairs which they just pluck. Although having said that everyone might be different. I say definitely go to a reputable place, but wait for a promotion. I bought mine on promotion for $9 for underarms and $29 for brazillian.
Gosh, that’s pretty good. I don’t mind pain for long term gain. I agree, just like you said: Shaving = rash, grows back too quick. Waxing = In-growns, and finding the time to go the salon every 4-5 weeks is a pain. Epilating = far too time consuming and also leaves in-growns.

Thanks for sharing your experience, I’ll absolutely keep an eye out for a good deal. The last time I looked it was too expensive, but it’s been years, so time to look into it again! :D

Mar 26, 2015
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CherryBlossom
4258 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Lift Esteem

misfortune8
Actually you are always helpful because your posts make me smile, laugh and are a treat to read!
You not only help the person you’re commenting to, but to everyone else who reads your posts too. You are good that way!

And that’s so sweet about your niece, maybe it was an expensive hotel ;) That’s adorable.

Mar 26, 2015
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bh's Ast...
4 posts

Topic: Talkback / Interview with Ronnie Stam

Hi Astrid
How exciting!

I would love tips from Ronnie on how to get more volume in my hair because by midday, my hair is flat, bit oily (even though I washed it in the morning) and lifeless.

Thanks :)

Perfect! Thanks CherryBlossom x

Mar 26, 2015
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maydayismyday
1057 posts

Topic: Industry watch / What do you do when there's no reviews...

Thanks for the feedback!

Yes, I should have mentioned the product in case someone here has used it and advise – it’s Skin Physics Luminosity Targeted Pigment Eraser. I was hoping it would be one of their products at half price in the current Priceline catalogue but it’s not. It’s ‘only’ $40 but even so, I’d rather not even spend even that if it does nothing. I’ll probably wait until the next 40% off skincare sale.

There are heaps of pigment lightening products around but not so many ‘targeted’ ones which is what I’m interested in and most of those can get a bit pricey. I’m just wondering if the $40 price tag makes this one too good to be true?

I only have three small hyperpigmentation spots and no one else probably notices them (or just thinks they’re freckles) but the perfectionist in me wants them gone!

Mar 26, 2015
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stackcats
1125 posts

Topic: Industry watch / What do you do when there's no reviews...

Agree with misfortune8, you’re a little secretive and I kinda want to know what product you’re actually after :-p

When it comes to skincare/beauty products, I’ll be honest I won’t just rely on BH for reviews. I’d check out blogs, Paula’s Choice beautypedia, makeupalley etc. If it’s drugstore products, I’ll probably wait for a sale, have a look instore before deciding to buy or not. If it’s high-end, probably won’t buy until I see reviews/swatches

Mar 26, 2015
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CherryBlossom
4258 posts

Topic: Talkback / Interview with Ronnie Stam

Hi Astrid
How exciting!

I would love tips from Ronnie on how to get more volume in my hair because by midday, my hair is flat, bit oily (even though I washed it in the morning) and lifeless.

Thanks :)

Mar 26, 2015
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PrettyPrincess
2572 posts

Topic: Industry watch / What do you do when there's no reviews...

Id start a post on BH and ask everyone if they had tried it! lol

IMO people usually review if a product is either really good or crap.
I often don’t find reviews (or many) of ’average ’ products.

If you’ve been thinking about it for awhile, Id prob buy it and see for your self.

Mar 26, 2015
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bh's Ast...
4 posts

Topic: Talkback / Interview with Ronnie Stam

Hi everyone,

I’m going to be interviewing Ronnie Stam, Creative Director of Oribe Hair Care.

I thought I’d take it to the forums and see if anyone had a particular question/s they wanted me to ask? Perhaps you might tips on styling? Whatever it is, let me know!

Astrid x

Mar 26, 2015
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Jlgaddes
17 posts

Topic: Talkback / !! WARNING!!! HAUL:D

I did my order on-line, bought a few of my fav’s and …thought I would try the Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation recently reviewed on BH, looking forward to trying it :)

Mar 26, 2015
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CurlFriday
82 posts

Topic: Skincare / Retin A/ Stieva A/ Tretinoin

In my experience if you start with a low does and follow the directions your doctor (should give) gives you it’s possible to avoid much of the peeling and discomfort. Always always always use sunscreen. Bear in mind that topical tretinoin is a marathon, not a sprint. You are looking for long term results. It’s not going to do wonders instantly, but it does work them over time. I’ve seen reductions in sun damage (darkness of age spots) and reduction in wrinkles as well. Those pesky “elevens”. It’s worth it, absolutely.

Mar 26, 2015
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misfortune8
848 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Laser Hair Removal... YAY OR NAY?

I got a cheap Groupon type deal when I got my Brazilian done. They said some people have to come back maybe once a year for touch ups on regrowth. Some old ladies grow beards, so we can grow new hair at anytime. I’ve had mine done for about 2 years. I get couple of fine hairs that keep coming back, but that’s manageable. I pull them out by hand when I find them. It doesn’t even compare to the drama of epilating & ingrowns.

Mar 26, 2015
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misfortune8
848 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Lift Esteem

Welcome to the Hotel Califonia…..you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave……
That pretty much sums up how I’m feeling right now! I think we are going to find it very difficult to convince hubbys work to release him from here and let us go back to Melbourne. They would be up shit creek without a paddle without him. Neither of us want him to have to resign, because he has worked for this company for quite some time, and enjoys his work.
Thankfully the cyclone didn’t get us. But they said we would get some much needed rain out of it, but we haven’t seen a single drop! Apparently we are down about 400mm than usual for this time of the year. Far out! Heat doesn’t usually bother me at all, but even the long term locals are whinging. It’s a really strange weather pattern.

Smiling sending you big hugs xxx. Hang in there. There really is light at the end of the long dark tunnel. I’m so glad you are getting much needed help.

LOL @ Emma Ocean. Oops!

Growing Old I think f#^+= idiot pretty much sums it up hey. Like I said, I refuse to go back there. Can’t see the point really. Hope you are doing OK Growing Old.

My is coming home with us on Saturday! I’m so excited! Prepare yourselves for lots of kitty spam!
Sending hugs to everyone xxx

I’ve been lurking, but I don’t have anything helpful to say, I’m not good that way.

Humour therapy: Hotel California:
When my niece was little, she’d sing along to the songs on the radio. Even if it was the first time she’d heard it, she’d sing whatever she thought the words were. One day, Hotel California came on the radio. My sister laughed her head off as she told me my niece was singing:
🎼 “Welcome to the Hotel Can’t-afford-ya,
Such a lovely place…”
My sister tried to tell her the correct words, but my niece argued that she was right because Hotel California doesn’t make any sense, after all, it’s such a lovely place, which means we can’t afford it! See? she argued! I can’t listen to that song now without singing along, “Welcome to the Hotel Can’t-afford-ya”.

Mar 26, 2015
Ganesh_image
misfortune8
848 posts

Topic: Industry watch / !!!!!!Bargain Alert!!!!!

I actually popped on this thread to mention a really good sale at Target that starts Thursday 26th – we had a brochure in our mail today.

Unlike Priceline’s 40% makeup sale, this is 30%, but covers everything the brands have for sale at Target ie includes skincare, body products, I assume hair stuff for L’oreal / Garnier & so on

Brands on sale are Nivea, Immortal, L’oreal, Model Co, Garnier & Neutrogena which are featured in a huge sale banner, but also on sale are Chi Chi & NYX, and I assume whatever else they stock – if you click on any makeup product, any brand, it comes up with the 30% discount.

http://www.target.com.au/c/body-beauty/W298278

They’ve also got free home delivery for the next few days, no minimum spend needed

Thanks for posting Linda! I noticed a new Chi Chi eyeshadow palette last week, which I was going to get when they had their next sale (I’m a dedicated tight arse!) it’s called OMFG & it really is! I’m going to grab a Chi Chi Sugar & Spice perfume too!

Mar 26, 2015
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misfortune8
848 posts

Topic: Industry watch / What do you do when there's no reviews...

I only found out there were different coloured MNY color tattoos not available in the regular Aussie range through blogs. When I tried to buy them I had to search online. I read foreign blogs about even more colours & eventually purchased through ebay & Ozsale so I didn’t have to deal with foreign currency. You are being secretive about the product. Is it anal beads or something? I’ve got no expertise there.
If there aren’t any testers, have you considered contacting the company online for a sample?

Mar 26, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2066 posts

Topic: Industry watch / What do you do when there's no reviews...

If it is drugstore/Priceline brands I will just buy it. If it is high end, and at its RRP I will skip it until next time. If it is high end but has a deal (GWP, sale etc) I usually buy it.

That’s the procedure I follow. I only buy my high ends either when an online store like Adore has their VIP days, or when I can get a great GWP, either online or instore. I probably only purchase high end every 3 months or so. And I’ll always look at reviews, on BH obviously if it’s a brand on here, or google for blog reviews if it’s an outside brand.

Mar 26, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2066 posts

Topic: Industry watch / !!!!!!Bargain Alert!!!!!

I actually popped on this thread to mention a really good sale at Target that starts Thursday 26th – we had a brochure in our mail today.

Unlike Priceline’s 40% makeup sale, this is 30%, but covers everything the brands have for sale at Target ie includes skincare, body products, I assume hair stuff for L’oreal / Garnier & so on

Brands on sale are Nivea, Immortal, L’oreal, Model Co, Garnier & Neutrogena which are featured in a huge sale banner, but also on sale are Chi Chi & NYX, and I assume whatever else they stock – if you click on any makeup product, any brand, it comes up with the 30% discount.

http://www.target.com.au/c/body-beauty/W298278

They’ve also got free home delivery for the next few days, no minimum spend needed

Mar 26, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2066 posts

Topic: Industry watch / !!!!!!Bargain Alert!!!!!

I found a blog that shows the 2 x bags, they’ve been available since February. Personally, I really like the look of the white tag bag & hope I get it in the mail, but the other one is pretty decent too.

http://canyoucwhatisee.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/david-jones-aw-2015-deluxe-beauty.html

Mar 26, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2066 posts

Topic: Industry watch / !!!!!!Bargain Alert!!!!!

http://shop.davidjones.com.au/djs/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&urlLangId=-1&productId=5886501&urlRequestType=Base&langId=-1&catalogId=10051

@Emma Ocean

David Jones DELUXE SAMPLR TOTE OMG!

WHAT! The link isn;t working for me!!

My bad!! Here it is: http://shop.davidjones.com.au/djs/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&urlLangId=-1&productId=5886501&urlRequestType=Base&langId=-1&catalogId=10051

It should work now??? Let me know otherwise Google David Jones Deluxe Sample Tote!

xxx

Googled and bought ;) thank you xo
I bought something beauty related online from DJ’s last week & was surprised when a beauty tote popped up as a possible purchase – happily paid $19.95 to buy one, and am now waiting for it to arrive.

They’ve not been advertising it though on their site – usually they promote it quite heavily. Not sure if you can buy the sampler tote instore or it’s online only.

When my order arrives I’ll post up a photo of what it includes

Mar 26, 2015
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Linda_Vesinger
2066 posts

Topic: Talkback / !! WARNING!!! HAUL:D

Here’s the swatches!
Top to bottom: Australis Matte Me mattifying base, Australis Velourlips in Doo-bai, Essence lip liner in Wish Me A Rose, Essence longlasting lipstick in Barely there, Maybelline color drama in Berry Much, Savvy ultra matte lip color in Hollywood Baby, Max Factor flipstick colour effect in Mosaic Mauve and Natio lip color in Crush. ☺

I got almost the same Maybelline Colour Drama lip pencil & shade today & am absolutely in love with it – both the colour for autumn/winter & the texture of the pencil, it’s so lightweight, but long-wearing. Must get some more of them

I’ll post up my total haul when my online order comes in. Between my daughter & I, we definitely helped Priceline’s bottom line with the online & instore purchases.