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Apr 16, 2015
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Coconut Jayne
110 posts

Topic: Skincare / Vitamin D and Acne?

It’s interesting that this has been bought up actually, because I have been taking vitamin D supplements on and off for a while now and I have found the opposite! My skin actually tends to clear up when I’m taking vitamin D and break out when I’m not. It may be the brand you use (I use and recommend “osteVit-D + calcium”. Good luck! Xxxxxx

Apr 16, 2015
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Coconut Jayne
110 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Having A Birthday This Week? Post It Here And We'll Send A Cheer!!

A huge happy birthday to all those who were born in April! And anyone else I may have missed since I last posted! Hope all your days were beautilicious!
On a similar note, this Saturday marks just 10 days till my own birthday!!

Apr 16, 2015
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Symantha Studio
2 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Best hair treatment?

I’m going to have to agree with shopaholic….coconut oil + olive oil warmed up in the microwave for 5-10 seconds (so its warm, but not hot) is seriously amazing and works waaay better than any product/treatment/mask etc that I’ve purchased. Just massage it into your scalp and into the lengths of your hair and leave in for a few hours. When you shampoo it out, you might need to double (or triple) shampoo to get all the oil out, especially if you have thinner hair. But its worth the effort, trust me!

Probably a dumb question, but do you use half half Sarah? And about how much of each do you think would do long hair & scalp? A tablespoon or two? Or is that way too much lol

I use slightly different amounts of each, but half and half would still give the same results :) well for reference, my hair is super thick and about 10cm past my shoulders so I guess that counts as long-ish? I use about a tablespoon of olive oil, and maybe a teaspoon of coconut oil (my jar of coconut oil is rock solid at the moment because its so cold, so I scrap out a fairly generous teaspoon) and then put the bowl in the microwave, mainly to get the coconut oil to melt in with the olive oil.

So yes I think a tablespoon should be enough :) you don’t need too much, a little goes a long way. Hope that helps!

Hi Ladies,

Totally agree with all your comments, go one step further and get a towel, not to big or even thick. Wet it so it’s damp, not dripping wet. Then put in the microwave for 2 mins. Once done have your oil of choice in your hair and then wrap your hair up in the warm towel and leave it be for 5-10 mins. Gives you even more of a hair treatment.
Enjoy love the discussion.

Apr 16, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3420 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

Ahhhh so dissapointed that the sunkin detoxing scrub has so much alcohol in it. Its like the third ingredient on the list… Natural? Ahhh such a shame

Apr 16, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3420 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What is Annoying you at the moment...???

The price of basic vitamin c serums I just want a basic serum and there so expensive. Its annoying. Why??

Apr 16, 2015
Katseye
katshepsutt
7972 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

So who’s the beautiful bh babe who won my giveaway? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
http://katscolourings.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/eotm-your-favourite-march-eotd-giveaway.html

Apr 16, 2015
Beauty
Janvi
145 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

Has anyone received their DB yet?
It’s cutting it a little bit fine to test out the products thoroughly as our reviews are due on the 20th, this Monday.

Got home now to find the Discovery Bag is here – 2 lovely items this month!

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub (smells wonderful!)
and
nutrimetics Ultra Care + Platinum Hand Cream – with reviews due by Monday I’m not sure I’ll see a reduction in the appearance of pigmentation on my hands in 4 days! Have applied it already and it too smells lovely!

Sent Express Post and I’m in Sydney, so may take another day to others.

Got mine as well :)
I love the smell of the hand cream and agree 4 days is very short to do reviews.

Apr 16, 2015
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TriedandTested
1068 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Tried and Tested Blog is 2 Today! – Thank You & Giveaways!

https://triedandtestedblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/tried-and-tested-blog-is-2-today-thank-you-giveaways/

Apr 16, 2015
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heavenlylook
2 posts

Topic: Welcome newbies to bh / Rosacea

Hi guys
i have rosacea on my cheeks nose & lower forehead. Im so self concious of my very red face that i hide from the world & rarely go out. My skin is so sensative that i cant wear make up to cover my red up.I would love to find procucts to help reduce redness without covering it up. Can anybody help. Please

Our skin’s reaction to products differ so the effect might take longer in some but immediate on others. I have used SR Lotion for my Rosacea and it worked five days after. You might want to use this and see the result for yourself. It had helped me, considerably. My face looks better and fairer now. The spots have been nailed to minimal. There are days when it would flare up but not as extreme as those days when I was still using a different product.

Apr 16, 2015
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lasso
389 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

New Marc Jacobs releases! http://silverscreenbeautyqueens.com/post/116544217439

Apr 16, 2015
Sweetaholicbeauty
sweetaholic-...
251 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Loving these ORLY GELFX Shades <3
Review & Swatches

http://www.sweetaholic-beauty.com/2015/04/orly-gelfx-nails.html

Apr 16, 2015
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MsSparkles
874 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What is Annoying you at the moment...???

It’s okay if there’s nothing, lol… feel free just to rant

People talking loudly on their mobile phones in shopping Malls or public transport..we really are NOT interested in what you did last night or are going to do tonight. Dim it down or wait till your in a more private place.

OMG that drives me mad too! People who talk loudly on their phones while in public toilets are even worse!
I hate it when people use their phones in the toilet. It’s so gross!!
It’s one of my pet peeves too. Sometimes I can hear my students on the loo from my office (around the corner from where the ladies toilets are).

1. It’s unhygenic
2. The other person doesn’t need to hear you wee
3. The toilet is echo-y. No one needs to hear your conversation at extreme volume.

Confession time…..one day I was in the loo, and the lady on the cubicle next to me was having a loud conversation on her phone. I let one rip! It was an absolute ripper! It was so loud that I was too embarrassed to come out of the cubicle. The lady says to the person on the other end of the phone…..OMG did you hear that!
Blushing as I type this!
Rose darling you just made my day! Haha! I bet her friend thought it was her and to this day probably still thinks of her friend as the farty friend.

Apr 16, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3420 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What is Annoying you at the moment...???

Paula’s ‘beautypedia’ is annoying me!!

WHY on earth would she give something a 4* rating and then proceed to rip it to shreds and say it’s a terrible product. I read her reviews out of interest BUT I take them with a grain of salt as I think she is biased, as she’s also promoting her own products but I just don’t understand why give something a high star rating, then decribe it as something that has a worse review that a 1 star product. She even says ‘what a disaster’… In fact most of Origins products have this kind of review from her.

http://www.paulaschoice.com/beautypedia-skin-care-reviews/by-brand/origins/_/Drink-Up-Intensive-Overnight-Mask-to-Quench-Skins-Thirst

I don’t really like her site either MsSparkles. I don’t even bother to visit it anymore.
I’ve got some Origins Drink Up Intensive overnight mask, and I really like it.

I need to get out of the habit of visiting it.
Glad you like it! I’ve heard some great things about it and now that it’s coming into winter it’s probably going to come in handy!
I do too I always look at it over and over again.
A lot of the products she rates highly I have hated.
I do and have learnt a lot of things about ingredients. and now avoid such things like lavender oil and alcohol for my skin.
That said although promoting her own products, they are very Good the ones I’ve used. And also she does rate other brands highly.
She does cut through a lot of crap and has made me relious I only need ahas antioxidants and sunscreen. These days I

Apr 16, 2015
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Nams3010
4 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / tea

Drinking green tea is very healthy. helps flush out all the toxins from your body.Chamomile tea is one of my favourites as it helps calm your nerves. Lemon tea helps to strengthen immune system. Twinning is one of my personal favourites . they offer a variety of flavours.

Apr 16, 2015
Pb200413
Johanna823
22 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Nut Butters

yummmmmmmmm! I love all of the nut and seed butters! I make them at home, except tahini, since I found great unhulled one in Coles. Pure natural, one ingredient only!
Peanut butter is easy to make. I have Vitamix, so it smashes everything! Brazil nut one is great too! Coconut butter is just out of this world! I make it from pure dried coconut flakes from Honest To Goodness store here in Sydney. Store bought ones all have preservative. When I want “nutella” I dump some raw cacao in it and a few dates, soooooooo amazing!
[so hungry now, off to eat!]

Apr 16, 2015
Karen_with_glamdals
Kassalee
1513 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What is Annoying you at the moment...???

It’s okay if there’s nothing, lol… feel free just to rant

People talking loudly on their mobile phones in shopping Malls or public transport..we really are NOT interested in what you did last night or are going to do tonight. Dim it down or wait till your in a more private place.

OMG that drives me mad too! People who talk loudly on their phones while in public toilets are even worse!
I hate it when people use their phones in the toilet. It’s so gross!!
It’s one of my pet peeves too. Sometimes I can hear my students on the loo from my office (around the corner from where the ladies toilets are).

1. It’s unhygenic
2. The other person doesn’t need to hear you wee
3. The toilet is echo-y. No one needs to hear your conversation at extreme volume.

Confession time…..one day I was in the loo, and the lady on the cubicle next to me was having a loud conversation on her phone. I let one rip! It was an absolute ripper! It was so loud that I was too embarrassed to come out of the cubicle. The lady says to the person on the other end of the phone…..OMG did you hear that!
Blushing as I type this!
Good one Rose! No disguising to her friend that she was in the loo! Hope her friend thought it was her!
I would NEVER answer my phone in the loo and certainly never make a call or text!

Apr 16, 2015
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CherryBlossom
4324 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What is Annoying you at the moment...???

It’s okay if there’s nothing, lol… feel free just to rant

People talking loudly on their mobile phones in shopping Malls or public transport..we really are NOT interested in what you did last night or are going to do tonight. Dim it down or wait till your in a more private place.

OMG that drives me mad too! People who talk loudly on their phones while in public toilets are even worse!
I hate it when people use their phones in the toilet. It’s so gross!!
It’s one of my pet peeves too. Sometimes I can hear my students on the loo from my office (around the corner from where the ladies toilets are).

1. It’s unhygenic
2. The other person doesn’t need to hear you wee
3. The toilet is echo-y. No one needs to hear your conversation at extreme volume.

Confession time…..one day I was in the loo, and the lady on the cubicle next to me was having a loud conversation on her phone. I let one rip! It was an absolute ripper! It was so loud that I was too embarrassed to come out of the cubicle. The lady says to the person on the other end of the phone…..OMG did you hear that!
Blushing as I type this!
Haha Rose, that’s hilarious! You can’t help it, it’s Mother Nature.
I can’t believe that the woman was discussing someone else’s personal noise with her phone pal. The person on the other end of the phone must have felt the vibrations on that one, ha ha ha!!! So funny.

Apr 16, 2015
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RUBY124
51 posts

Topic: Make-up / Brush care + search for the perfect Bronzer brush

I use a 2in1 shampoo/conditioner after seeing celeb makeup artist Lisa Eldridge suggest it.Works great,deep cleans them and conditions them.She said the cheaper ones were better,which ive also found.I would skip the dishwashing liquid though.Nars does a really great bronzing brush..totally worth the investment.

Apr 16, 2015
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Jessica712
997 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

Has anyone received their DB yet?
It’s cutting it a little bit fine to test out the products thoroughly as our reviews are due on the 20th, this Monday.

Got home now to find the Discovery Bag is here – 2 lovely items this month!

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub (smells wonderful!)
and
nutrimetics Ultra Care + Platinum Hand Cream – with reviews due by Monday I’m not sure I’ll see a reduction in the appearance of pigmentation on my hands in 4 days! Have applied it already and it too smells lovely!

Great DB! Thanks for the picture Kassalee.

Apr 16, 2015
Pink-rose
Rose_P
2994 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What is Annoying you at the moment...???

It’s okay if there’s nothing, lol… feel free just to rant

People talking loudly on their mobile phones in shopping Malls or public transport..we really are NOT interested in what you did last night or are going to do tonight. Dim it down or wait till your in a more private place.

OMG that drives me mad too! People who talk loudly on their phones while in public toilets are even worse!
I hate it when people use their phones in the toilet. It’s so gross!!
It’s one of my pet peeves too. Sometimes I can hear my students on the loo from my office (around the corner from where the ladies toilets are).

1. It’s unhygenic
2. The other person doesn’t need to hear you wee
3. The toilet is echo-y. No one needs to hear your conversation at extreme volume.

Confession time…..one day I was in the loo, and the lady on the cubicle next to me was having a loud conversation on her phone. I let one rip! It was an absolute ripper! It was so loud that I was too embarrassed to come out of the cubicle. The lady says to the person on the other end of the phone…..OMG did you hear that!
Blushing as I type this!

Apr 16, 2015
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RUBY124
51 posts

Topic: Skincare / What are some of your favourite cream cleansers?

(Normal to dry skin)I’ve used Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser for years…I find it to be the best for really getting off all my makeup and a deep cleanse.Also love the Avon clearskin blackhead remover scrub,as it clears any spots up and removes dry skin.Virgin olive oil is what I use to take my eye makeup off with.

Apr 16, 2015
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CherryBlossom
4324 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

Has anyone received their DB yet?
It’s cutting it a little bit fine to test out the products thoroughly as our reviews are due on the 20th, this Monday.

Got home now to find the Discovery Bag is here – 2 lovely items this month!

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub (smells wonderful!)
and
nutrimetics Ultra Care + Platinum Hand Cream – with reviews due by Monday I’m not sure I’ll see a reduction in the appearance of pigmentation on my hands in 4 days! Have applied it already and it too smells lovely!

Oh thanks for the droolworthy photo Kassalee.
This is an awesome DB, am interested in the new Sukin Super Greens range, don’t they look great!
And oh, love hand creams, so I’m looking forward to reading that review too.
Okay, better calm myself down, enjoy Kassalee!

Everyone enjoy your wonderful April DB!

Apr 16, 2015
Karen_with_glamdals
Kassalee
1513 posts

Topic: Talkback / WANTED: 10 MEMBERS FOR A NEW DISCOVERY BAG

Has anyone received their DB yet?
It’s cutting it a little bit fine to test out the products thoroughly as our reviews are due on the 20th, this Monday.

Got home now to find the Discovery Bag is here – 2 lovely items this month!

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub (smells wonderful!)
and
nutrimetics Ultra Care + Platinum Hand Cream – with reviews due by Monday I’m not sure I’ll see a reduction in the appearance of pigmentation on my hands in 4 days! Have applied it already and it too smells lovely!

Sent Express Post and I’m in Sydney, so may take another day to others.

Apr 16, 2015
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CherryBlossom
4324 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / What is Annoying you at the moment...???

It’s okay if there’s nothing, lol… feel free just to rant

People talking loudly on their mobile phones in shopping Malls or public transport..we really are NOT interested in what you did last night or are going to do tonight. Dim it down or wait till your in a more private place.

OMG that drives me mad too! People who talk loudly on their phones while in public toilets are even worse!
I hate it when people use their phones in the toilet. It’s so gross!!
It’s one of my pet peeves too. Sometimes I can hear my students on the loo from my office (around the corner from where the ladies toilets are).

1. It’s unhygenic
2. The other person doesn’t need to hear you wee
3. The toilet is echo-y. No one needs to hear your conversation at extreme volume.

Ha, my friend does this, and I know because her voice echoes and I can hear the toilet flushing in the background, lol!

Apr 16, 2015
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Anita350
7 posts

Topic: Skincare / Skincare problems

I have very dry skin and need some face cream, I don’t have any clue what to use anymore. Any suggestions? Also can I buy them online? I never have the time to go out and buy anything.

thanks

Have you tried a good face serum to moisturize your skin? try to stick to a all natural products though, most product out in the market have additives and chemicals and tend to dry out your skin…