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Jan 22, 2015
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Unidentified
50 posts

Topic: Skincare / Top 3 skincare products

1. Eslor Soothing Refiner & Cleanser – never have I used this product and had my skin feel dry. It’s gentle and does a great job cleansing my face.
2. Indio Eyerise – it’s amazing. I didn’t realise how dry my eye area was even though I was using an eye cream at the time I discovered this gem. It’s Australian owned which makes me a bit happier using it.
3. Gaia Facial Moisturiser – it’s light on my oily surfaced skin. Gaia use a whole bunch of organic ingredients and they’re Australian owned PLUS they’re incredibly affordable.

I wouldn’t change anything about the above products. I love them. I’m in my early 30s.

Jan 22, 2015
Foreo-luna-skin-type-
Unidentified
50 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / Weird foot skin 😳

I don’t have an issue of my skin coming off in the shower or anything but my feet are getting super dry as I get older. I find that L’Occitane’s Shea Butter foot cream is amazing for keeping them softer. I use a foot file (omg, I feel so old) and scrub the dead skin away a few times a week. If I do it more often, the less cream I need to use.

Jan 22, 2015
Essienails
AST01
24 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / so many choices in Mineral makeup

Have you tried Bare Minerals? I have a foundation, powder and blush from them and are totally obsessed!! Pop into Mecca Maxima and give the testers a whirl :)
I’ve also had a nice mineral powder from Mary Kay too!

Hope this helps :)

Jan 22, 2015
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Jessica712
934 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

Just accepted an invite to trial the Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll-On kit which is exciting because I’ve been looking into getting one recently! :D

Me too!!

Me too!!! Yay!!! Looking forward to this trial if I get accepted.

Jan 22, 2015
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imalittleteapot
944 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Help?

What about a picnic? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to organise one. A lot of the cooking you could do yourself. Make some nice sandwiches, take some cheese & biscuits, bake a cake or cup cakes.

Also I think the idea of a photo book, as suggested by Pretty Princess, is a great idea. Maybe you could even get a friend to take some pictures of you & your boyfriend together to add to it.

Also I would not recommend the sex suggestion. Sex does NOT equate to love and unless it’s something you are both ready for, an anniversary is not a reason to consider it. I may add, if someone suggested that to my 16 year old, I would be mortified (that’s the mum coming out in me! lol).

Jan 22, 2015
Teapot_2
imalittleteapot
944 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beauty Bucket List

I would like to:-

1) Master a winged liner. Try as I might, I just can’t get it.

2) Be brave enough to wear red lipstick.

Jan 22, 2015
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Snailor
74 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / menstrual cups

Thought I’d pop in to rave about my Lily Cup by INTIMA! This cup is smaller than most (which is why I chose it!) and is made out of soft medical grade silicone. I’ve felt a few other cups and this one is definitely more pliable than them. After reading general reviews of people feeling pain for a while when beginning to use them I was quite scared – however, I can report that using the punchdown method I felt no pain at all taking it or out and only had a little trouble getting it out the first time! As a first-time cup user I am thrilled!! No pain and I didn’t feel it at all! I would definitely recommend this cup to ladies who have had trouble with other cups being too big to insert or for small ladies (for reference I’ve never given birth vaginally and I’m a size 4 pant size). The best part about this cup is that it collapses down and you can pop it in the case it comes with (size of a small lipbalm container) and take it on the go :)

Jan 22, 2015
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Beeper Pad
118 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beauty Bucket List

One day I would love to:

  • Take make up lessons to learn how to improve my make up skills
  • Dye my hair red
  • Wear a very vampy lip colour outside my own home
  • Splurge and spend hours at a day spa
Jan 22, 2015
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Seashells
745 posts

Topic: Hair / Short hair? πŸ‘ or πŸ‘Ž?

I second Katie re: washing your hair. I only do mine once a week, despite having oily-looking roots/dry ends. They say it’s best not to over wash it anyway as you strip your hair of all the natural oils and given that my hair is dyed (nothing crazy, just a rich chocolate brown since I’m a natural brunette trying to hide her premature greys), I don’t want to strip the colour too much.

Back in my teens, I cut my hair short (well, bob length short) after home dyeing it twice within the space of about 3 months, only to have my hair look like straw because I didn’t look after it properly. Mind you, I wanted to see what I looked like with short hair too, so having it cut shorter satisfied my curiosity. I kind of liked it for a while, but eventually I grew it out. I can’t remember how long it took me, but it definitely wasn’t 3 years – the last time I had it cut short (about 3 years ago and again, a bob style) it took about 12-18 months to grow back to the length I wanted it, which might be a bit slow, I’m not sure. My hair grew fast to my shoulders, but getting it past my collarbone took forever. I grew it back the 2nd time around because, again, I got bored of it & wanted the length back so I could play with my hair. Right now my hair is about armpit length. I’ve had it longer recently, but having chest-length hair for me is a bit of a pain as my hair tends to get really knotty & heavy after a while.

I say don’t be scared to go there! Going to a hairdresser first for the cut is a great idea. Getting tips from them about styling it & also what sort of cut will suit your face shape & hair type is also a great idea. If you have a look that you’re after, take some photos with you to the hairdresser so that they have a guide of what you want. I’ve done that twice & I’ve been happy with the results I got….except I didn’t bother keeping up with all the styling stuff I admit. Looking after it with a great shampoo & conditioner is important, as well as a hair mask & heat protection products if you like to heat style your hair.

Jan 22, 2015
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Seashells
745 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beauty Bucket List

I would love to master a great multi-shadow eye look without worrying whether I’ve blended the eye shadows enough or if it looks right on me or if I’ve used too much shadow & I look like a clown. Actually, the whole blending of eye shadow thing is something I’m concerned about even when I only use 1 eye shadow….

I’d also love to master nail art. I can do dotticures just fine, but I’d love to get some more tools into my kit so I can practise all these looks I’ve been admiring on the interwebs.

Would also love to find the perfect natural liquid/cream foundation for my Snow White skin, as well as a BB/CC cream or tinted moisturiser – all the ones I’ve seen either contain silicones (which I’d rather avoid tbh), or an ingredient that I fear will irritate my rather sensitive skin (namely a citrus product), or they’re just too dark for my skin (a problem I have with foundation in general since make up companies forget that there are pale people out there – sigh)!

Jan 22, 2015
Mouse
Zaralis
1359 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

For all the ladies who participate in the Come Play With Me series; I asked Cathy of Silver Screen Beauty Queens to choose the next theme, you can check it out here http://silverscreenbeautyqueens.com/post/108721755169

Jan 22, 2015
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Magda84
766 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

iT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ review – my holy grail for more than a year now…
http://www.mybeautybucketlist.com/itcosmetics-skin-better-cc/

Jan 22, 2015
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Stevie-Jean ...
53 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beauty Bucket List

I’d love to do the same and find a skin care routine that actually works and find something that takes the weird skin colour changes from my face. Still the only time I don’t wear makeup is when I’m sun bathing. I should probably work on that.

Jan 22, 2015
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KatieBurnie
26 posts

Topic: Hair / Short hair? πŸ‘ or πŸ‘Ž?

I’ve been trying for so long to grow my hair back to my hips. It’s been a long and painful experience. And yeah, as soon as I get it cut I will be investing in a good quality sulfate free shampoo and silocone free conditioner. I wash my hair probably twice a week as it is. Which seems gross but I hate stripping my hair of its natural oils. It probably didnt help that I only ever put conditioner on my tips for a looooong time. I’ve had shoulder length hair before, many times. But never shorter. I’ve always cut my own hair except for my first real big cut. I went from roughly 26 inch hair to 16 inch long hair. And I’ve regret it ever since. Was it hard for your hair to grow back? How long did it take? X

Don’t stress about washing your hair twice a week. I do mine Once! Basically I figured out that my hair actually grew quicker the less I messed around with it. What I would do (and still do) is get home on my hair washing day and drench the ends of my hair in coconut oil. After a few hours I would then wash my hair thoroughly and put a treatment in it as well. Let it air dry and try and figure out a way to style it during the week – My hair is thick and curly so not many options there.
I found it got past my ears after a few months and then it just kept growing ie Last July I couldn’t tie my hair up in a ponytail without bits going everywhere and now I can tie it up into a high ponytail and still have the ends touching below the nape of my neck. When it’s down it reaches my shoulder blades.

Obviously everyones hair growth is different but you’ll learn to appreciate your shorter styles and how manageable they can really be.

I only ever condition my ends as well so I can push my hair through a week without washing it.

The other thing I found was good to get me through having a shorter style was I went a bit crazy with the colours for instance when I had to have a pixie cut I decided to go dark with a Big red Splice through it. I learnt about the world of safer hair colours through my hair dresser and am currently still a bright red and have never had healthier hair. So don’t be too afraid to experiment either to make it a bit more bearable.

I hear scalp massages are also really beneficial to hair growth :)

Jan 22, 2015
Me
Imi11
1038 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beauty Bucket List

I’d love to find a foundation that matches my skin perfectly! Without having to mix two different shades! And like you Astrid i’d like to find a red lipstick that matches my skin tone perfectly!

In a perfect world maybe!

Jan 22, 2015
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KatieBurnie
26 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beauty Bucket List

I would love to find the perfect pink and red lipstick I could wear any day any time.

I would love to figure out how to get my skin absolutely perfect with a skin care routine to brave going the day with no foundation on whatsoever.

What a great topic!

Jan 22, 2015
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bh's Ast...
1 post

Topic: Talkback / Beauty Bucket List

Hi everyone,

I’m curious to know what’s on your beauty bucket list – things you want to try or master the art of. Mine are finding the perfect red lipstick shade to match my skin tone, and dye my hair platinum blonde… just once!

Tell me your beauty ‘have-to’s’ – I’d love to know!

- bh’s Astrid x

Jan 22, 2015
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annerise
8 posts

Topic: Hair / makeup beginners

nice look !

Jan 22, 2015
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annerise
8 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Best place to get a tattoo in north-west Sydney?

The best place is on your neck lol

Jan 22, 2015
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annerise
8 posts

Topic: Bodycare / breast augmentation after baby

I ll wait until the childbearing years are gone for more lasting effect

Jan 22, 2015
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annerise
8 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Has anyone tried OCM (oil cleansing method)?

Yep tried Johairba oil as a night serum, and loved it, took away all my blemish scaring, i ll try it as an oil cleansing this weekend

Jan 22, 2015
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Pullups
12 posts

Topic: Hair / Short hair? πŸ‘ or πŸ‘Ž?

Hey,
Dont worry hair always grows back if you take care of it, i haven’t had the experience myself for a super short cut without really wanting it, but i have 2 friends who went from 25 inch to 10 inch after a bad bleaching session and guess what? they both kept it short since or shorter cause they loved it.
My advice would be to keep it hydrated so it doesn’t keep breaking, and the new hair grow soft and strong, i apply essential oils twice a week, leave it on for few hours and shampoo, sometimes when i steal my brother’s growth serum the uk hair solutions serum, i leave it on overnight, it is a mix of essential oils and a vitamin cocktail, your hair look great next day and grows so fast, but it is a bit pricey you could try it on if things get serious and your hair really doesn’t grow back. meanwhile just use Jojoba oil or Avocado oil.

Jan 22, 2015
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misfortune8
682 posts

Topic: Skincare / Red Skin

My mother’s got rosacea & she says the prescription cream she got didn’t do anything. She says Invisible Zinc helps, she doesn’t use it as a sunblock, she wears it indoors. She swears by it.

Jan 22, 2015
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AliceJaneInN...
1578 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

So many lucky invitees. I was going to go to the last one, but wasn’t able to because of health and family issues. I didn’t get invited this time. :-(

Jan 22, 2015
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misfortune8
682 posts

Topic: Bodycare / Body Tightening and Firming

No tips, sorry, but CONGRATULATIONS Princessleeya!