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Apr 15, 2014
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MeagsJoy
11 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / 31 Injections of Botox

I suffer from extreme migraine pain. The latest treatment is to have 31 injections of Botox spaced around your face and skull in a circular motion. I only suffer from migraines on the left hand side of my face. After the injections which I have to admit did sting (hurt), I was left with two sites in particular that remained sore and have continued to cause me pain – above my left eye and behind my skull on the left hand side. I was just wondering if anyone else here has tried this procedure and what they experienced. Also I was wondering how long I should wait before I find out if the Botox works or not. Thanks Beauties.

Hi, I suffered severe migraines to the left side of my head and it would also make me dizzy and affect my eye sight. I was told to take nurofen and panadol together – each day I would take about 6 nurofen and 2 Panadol. I went to a different DR and he has prescribed me a medication called “sandomigran” which is a preventative to migraines. I feel like a new person. I use to have a migraine or headache every day. But I haven’t had a headache or taken panadol in over a week. You should ask your DR. It is truly amazing and I am so thankful for this new dr that gave me it. It is horrible having migraines you should definitely ask your DR for this medication I take

Apr 15, 2014
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CurlFriday
35 posts

Topic: Skincare / How to Make Foundation Last Through the Day

Has anyone tried the Wayne Goss method yet? Seems to be working for lot of people.

Yes, it’s fabulous.

Apr 15, 2014
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Missteaaddict
1915 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Best Beauty Subscription Box!

I am a bit put off Beauty Edit – I got my first box last month and was underwhelmed. Eyeshadow stickers and more GKMBJ shampoo and conditioner, when I hadn’t chosen haircare on my profile. What bothered me most was that it didn’t include any card or instructions which made it difficult to know what a couple of the products were actually for because the writing on the bottles was tiny. I wrote a message on their FB page and they rang me up out of the blue. I don’t like talking on the phone and it really made me feel uncomfortable especially since the lady on the other end had a bit of an unhappy undertone. The upshot of it all was they forgot to put the instruction card in (and she said someone was about to get ripped into for that!) and the boxes AREN’T tailored to what you want – in her words, “one product from the box will be from a category you chose”. Well god even Bellabox can manage that!
Overall I am disappointed as I thought Beauty Edit was a box that would only include products from the categories I was interested in (no more fake tan would have been great), now it seems it’s another random box. I also felt intimidated being called up unexpectedly so it’s left a bit of a negative impact, silly probably because I guess they were trying to help, but a message saying “would you mind if we called you?” first would have been a bit better.

Gosh Catn I would have hated the phone call as well! I hate hate hate talking on the phone LOL
Infact I will often ignore numbers I don’t recognise and if they are blocked, forget it! blush

I don’t like the that she told you someone would get ripped into for the missing card! I would be feeling terrible if she told me that! It’s a simple error and no doubt all you really wanted was an apology and we will send one out to you ASAP or would you prefer an email format!

I wasn’t overly won over by the reviews I have seen so far. I don’t think they looked rubbish or anything, but I thought it would be Australia’s answer to the i think Wantables? the USA one where you fill out your profile and they send a box based on that. THey all seem to be pretty much the same from what I have seen of them so far?

I adore Wantable, you get exactly what you ask for, you might not get everything you ask for but everything is from your Like or Love lists, and you can change them every month so one month you get, for example, mascara and nail polish and brow gel, and another month you get lipstick and blush and eyeshadow. If you have heaps of mascaras you just click "dislike"for that month. I wish it was a bit cheaper but I skip every second month and it makes it affordable.

I was excited for Beauty Edit too and I was so disappointed when the woman on the phone told me it would be as tailored as it appears. I still feel a bit queasy thinking about that phone call, she sounded quite rough around the edges and a little upset, but I had an honest opinion and I had a right to express it, and thanks to her I found out that the box isn’t tailored at all. I don’t hold much hope for my second beauty edit box, thank goodness I only signed up for two.

The Wantable system sounds perfect to me. I don’t have any subscription boxes because I got so sick of getting products that i’d never use but something like that would probably entice me back. The beauty box industry needs to innovate or else it will disappear. I hope that more companies adopt that system in the future, then i’d treat it as a way to get my beauty supplies without having to go to the shops (& get to try new products that i’ll actually use too).

Apr 15, 2014
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MeagsJoy
11 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Can't locate Shiseido Stick Foundation Control Color

I have been looking for this product for months. It is green in color and makes an excellent base for applying foundation. I have been trying everywhere to purchase this but cannot locate it. Does anyone know if it is for sale anywhere, I don’t think it has been discontinued. Thanks Beauties.

Try having a look online. Google it. eBay or strawberry net

Apr 15, 2014
Kittens
Catn2kittens
2477 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Best Beauty Subscription Box!

I am a bit put off Beauty Edit – I got my first box last month and was underwhelmed. Eyeshadow stickers and more GKMBJ shampoo and conditioner, when I hadn’t chosen haircare on my profile. What bothered me most was that it didn’t include any card or instructions which made it difficult to know what a couple of the products were actually for because the writing on the bottles was tiny. I wrote a message on their FB page and they rang me up out of the blue. I don’t like talking on the phone and it really made me feel uncomfortable especially since the lady on the other end had a bit of an unhappy undertone. The upshot of it all was they forgot to put the instruction card in (and she said someone was about to get ripped into for that!) and the boxes AREN’T tailored to what you want – in her words, “one product from the box will be from a category you chose”. Well god even Bellabox can manage that!
Overall I am disappointed as I thought Beauty Edit was a box that would only include products from the categories I was interested in (no more fake tan would have been great), now it seems it’s another random box. I also felt intimidated being called up unexpectedly so it’s left a bit of a negative impact, silly probably because I guess they were trying to help, but a message saying “would you mind if we called you?” first would have been a bit better.

Gosh Catn I would have hated the phone call as well! I hate hate hate talking on the phone LOL
Infact I will often ignore numbers I don’t recognise and if they are blocked, forget it! blush

I don’t like the that she told you someone would get ripped into for the missing card! I would be feeling terrible if she told me that! It’s a simple error and no doubt all you really wanted was an apology and we will send one out to you ASAP or would you prefer an email format!

I wasn’t overly won over by the reviews I have seen so far. I don’t think they looked rubbish or anything, but I thought it would be Australia’s answer to the i think Wantables? the USA one where you fill out your profile and they send a box based on that. THey all seem to be pretty much the same from what I have seen of them so far?

I adore Wantable, you get exactly what you ask for, you might not get everything you ask for but everything is from your Like or Love lists, and you can change them every month so one month you get, for example, mascara and nail polish and brow gel, and another month you get lipstick and blush and eyeshadow. If you have heaps of mascaras you just click "dislike"for that month. I wish it was a bit cheaper but I skip every second month and it makes it affordable.

I was excited for Beauty Edit too and I was so disappointed when the woman on the phone told me it would be as tailored as it appears. I still feel a bit queasy thinking about that phone call, she sounded quite rough around the edges and a little upset, but I had an honest opinion and I had a right to express it, and thanks to her I found out that the box isn’t tailored at all. I don’t hold much hope for my second beauty edit box, thank goodness I only signed up for two.

Apr 15, 2014
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Hayley_22
1920 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Pinchme

There’s a new sample! It’s the uncle Toby’s oat crisp cereal again. Here’s the new link if anyone is interested :)
http://pinchme.com.au/uncle-tobys-oat-crisp-strawberry-hazelnut-almond/

Still waiting on this sample from a week ago – don’t think it’s ever taken this long.

me too! was starting to wonder if my sample had bones astray. good to know I’m not the only one who hasn’t received it.

Apr 15, 2014
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Soan
144 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Melbourne Fine Dinning Restaurant

I wouldn’t say meat and wine co is fine dining, although the food is good.
another place with amazing steak is squires loft on toorak rd (tried docklands and it was horrible) but it’s casual restaurant.
I’d go rockpool at crown for good fine dining steak !

For me Squires and Meat & Co are at the same level. I usually visit the CBD branch of Squires, which is not the right place for romantic dinner :)

Apr 15, 2014
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christinamolly
1 post

Topic: Skincare / Eye cream/serum/gel

Lately I have noticed that eye creams seem to end up stinging my eyes. I only pat under the eye and the crows feet area, but still despite trying several different eye creams, mostly high end after an hour or so my eyes feel stingy and puffy… though they don’t really look puffy as much as just feel puffy.

I did not have this issue with Estee Lauder Advanced night repair eye synchronized complex. I even use it to mix with concealer for extra hydration under the eyes.
However yesterday I got around to starting my Estee Lauder Advanced Time zone reversing line/wrinkle eye cream and to some degree I noticed small amount of stinging within the hour. I will give this a go again because it wasn’t to the degree of other creams I have used.
But it did get me wondering if there is something in more fluid gel formulas that is absorbed differently on my eye area?
I didn’t have this issue with the Clinique Even better eyes dark circle corrector, which is also a more fluid formula rather than a cream formula.

Has anyone else had this issue with cream formulations?

Did you find that gels or serum eye treatment didn’t cause this issue?

I want to share one of my experience which I was already faced. When I became 32, I feel and saw wrinkles under my eyes and also around my chin. I am not able to express my expressions at that point of time. I tried many home remedies, serums, creams etc. But my skin not improved, day by day it gets damaged. At last, some of my friend told me to use ZOOTOX which is the anti aging product that helps me in removing my wrinkles and fine lines. I really thankful to ZOOTOX! I want to share one link which I got from Google when I searched it. http://zootoxantiagingserum.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/remove-wrinkles-and-fine-lines/

Apr 15, 2014
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Pink Hornet
115 posts

Topic: Hair / Best hair shampoo/conditioner for dry/frizzy hair

I understand how bad hair can really affect your self esteem. I would seriously find a hair dresser you trust or is recommended and come up with a rehab plan for your hair. See it as an investment in yourself. You are worth it.

Apr 15, 2014
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kaaayte
88 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Melbourne Fine Dinning Restaurant

I wouldn’t say meat and wine co is fine dining, although the food is good.
another place with amazing steak is squires loft on toorak rd (tried docklands and it was horrible) but it’s casual restaurant.
I’d go rockpool at crown for good fine dining steak !

Apr 15, 2014
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Jenna289
1 post

Topic: Hair / Best hair shampoo/conditioner for dry/frizzy hair

Sorry to hijack your post. I am new and am unable to submit a new post. My query also relates to dry and frizzy hair:
I am 44 and my hair is EXTREMELY dry and brittle due to previous bleaching, heat styling, and early menopause. I last had my hair coloured about 8 months ago and have recently decided to try the following: 1. Swisse hair/skin/nail supplements 2. Cut hair to a layered shoulder-length and keep trimming until all previous colours have been cut out. 3. Mayonnaise treament, followed by shampoo and 3 minute conditioning treatment (twice a week). 4. Cut off grey hairs at the root until the previously dyed/most damaged hairs have been trimmed off.
My hair has become so dry and brittle in the last six months that I can’t get a comb through the tangled mess when I wake up each morning. My hair is naturally curly and thick – although I have lost a LOT of hairs due to the breakage. The broken hairs stand on the top of my head like pubic hairs.  This problem is very embarrassing.
Tonight I tried the first Mayonnaise treatment. I think it helped a little but my hair is still a parched mess.
It has always been important to me to colour my hair as my natural hair is very dull (a kind of mousy medium brown) and does nothing for my complexion. I want to try the following natural lightening remedy:
http://healthybeautyforyou.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/how-to-lighten-your-hair-and-dreadlocks.html
Do you think this lightening technique will cause any further damage to my hair? What do you think of my overall plan? I am at wits end, and this is seriously affecting my self esteem. I don’t even feel presentable in public. Thanks.

Apr 15, 2014
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Oonga
1175 posts

Topic: Skincare / Eye cream/serum/gel

See with the advanced night repair eye synchronized one I was able to use it ontop of my brow bone as well and didn’t have an issue.
I wonder if I could be just getting more sensitive around the eyes as well though?
I have stopped applying creams to my brow bone, thinking maybe the creams were just seeping into my eyes and I do make an effort to not put any too close to my eyes.
I guess age can blamed on a lot things LOL

I am tempted to try the Botani eye treatment, which is also a gel in Beautorium but not sure it’s worth the points if i can’t really use it :)

Thanks for that link I have signed up for it will let you know how I go with it.

Apr 15, 2014
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Chicklet
949 posts

Topic: Talkback / Glosscars 2014

I know they were sent out fairly quickly for the last Glosscars, but I would say that is the exception rather than the rule. From most people’s past experience, big prizes such as Glosscars and Best in Beauty usually take a couple of months to be sent out and received. I could be wrong, but I probably wouldn’t organise your life around the premise of them coming soon (e.g. staying at home just in case). It’s easier to get in the mind set of them being ages away, then it is a nice surprise if they come earlier. It never hurts to send an email to find out when they expect to send them, particularly if you have holiday plans or are moving.

Apr 15, 2014
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Belle88
564 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Pinchme

There’s a new sample! It’s the uncle Toby’s oat crisp cereal again. Here’s the new link if anyone is interested :)
http://pinchme.com.au/uncle-tobys-oat-crisp-strawberry-hazelnut-almond/

Still waiting on this sample from a week ago – don’t think it’s ever taken this long.

Me too! There’s been a few samples in the past that I applied for and never received. Through PinchMe. Hopefully that doesn’t happen again.

Apr 15, 2014
Imag0083
Ruby*Red
224 posts

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

Well Nuvaring is sounding better and better. I’ll give Implanon a little more time though, I’m dreading the removal of it….
Haven’t heard of Levlen ED. I’m not sure if there are different birth controls or less or more commonly used ones in other countries…
Ruby*Red, hopefully this isn’t too personal, but did you have sex while on Nuvaring? My doctor said it could be removed during sex if put back in right after, but I just wondered if you had any experience with that.

I did- I’ve been with my husband for almost 8 years and Nuvaring has been our primary form of the past few years. We’ve never had any issues with- my husband has said he can’t even feel it most of the time. I can feel it sometimes during sex because I find the ring tends to slip down during the 3 weeks that it’s in. When that happens, I just take it out, give it a quick rinse, then put it back in. Sometimes it comes out during sex, but it’s not really a big deal. I think there’s a 3hr window- I would normally put it back in without about 30min or so of taking it out and not had any issues.

I really like it- it might be a little more expensive than other forms of contraception but it’s been working pretty well for me. And I love not having to take a pill every day.

Apr 15, 2014
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lindylou
7 posts

Topic: Hair / Fine Hair That is Still Dry+Frizzy W/ Sulfate Free Shampoo

The Pantene product was Pro-V intensive treatment programme rinse off treatment

Apr 15, 2014
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Kassalee
1101 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Pinchme

There’s a new sample! It’s the uncle Toby’s oat crisp cereal again. Here’s the new link if anyone is interested :)
http://pinchme.com.au/uncle-tobys-oat-crisp-strawberry-hazelnut-almond/

Still waiting on this sample from a week ago – don’t think it’s ever taken this long.

Apr 15, 2014
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cat lover
1343 posts

Topic: Skincare / Eye cream/serum/gel

Hi Oonga! I’ve just started using a sample pot of EL Time Zone Eyes and I’m finding that my eyes are watering a bit. It might be that I’m applying it too close to my eyes.

I’m guessing that you just have really sensitive skin around your eye area but you might also be onto something with your gel vs cream idea.

One eye cream that I recently tried and really liked was the new anti-aging one from A’kin. Follow this link and they’ll send you a free sample! http://akinantiage.purist.com/sign-up-for-free-sample-form/?utm_source=dgm&utm_medium=email&utm_content=trackingpixel&utm_campaign=anti-ageing

Apr 15, 2014
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Youarebeautiful
418 posts

Topic: Skincare / Go-To Skincare

Ohhh skittles fragrance sounds yum!
Thanks Bee:)
I’m supposed to be on a spending ban and on pan 20, but this is added on my wish list for sure!

This is unrelated to the topic but when you mentioned Skittles I just wanted to add I saw Skittles scented candles at the Reject Shop today!!! The smell divine and only $3.50!

Apr 15, 2014
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katshepsutt
7423 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Another Autumn eye look, courtesy of Smashbox ♥
http://katscolourings.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/eotd-smashbox-autumn-mix.html

Apr 15, 2014
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Belle88
564 posts

Topic: Talkback / Glosscars 2014

I hope we do receive them within the next few weeks. I’m moving apartments mid-May so I don’t want the box lost in the mail :S

Apr 15, 2014
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CherryBlossom
2963 posts

Topic: Skincare / Go-To Skincare

Ohhh skittles fragrance sounds yum!
Thanks Bee:)
I’m supposed to be on a spending ban and on pan 20, but this is added on my wish list for sure!

Apr 15, 2014
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Zaralis
1045 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

A hair treatment I didn’t love :(
http://canyoucwhatisee.blogspot.com/2014/04/muk-intense-muk-repair-treatment.html

And the nails I’ll be rocking for Easter!
http://canyoucwhatisee.blogspot.com/2014/04/easter-nails.html

Apr 15, 2014
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Bee1
322 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Pinchme

There’s a new sample! It’s the uncle Toby’s oat crisp cereal again. Here’s the new link if anyone is interested :)
http://pinchme.com.au/uncle-tobys-oat-crisp-strawberry-hazelnut-almond/

Apr 15, 2014
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Danniro
219 posts

Topic: Hair / Fine Hair That is Still Dry+Frizzy W/ Sulfate Free Shampoo

I feel like i should do treatments but I’ve found although the results the first day are good, but the next day my hair will be more oily. I think washing my hair everyday is mostly what caused my dryness. I’ll look into the Pure Precious brand though, thanks!