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Nov 19, 2014
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Tee631
187 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium November 2014

Enjoy ladies if it is your first beautorium, it is like your first Christmas! I think I will skip this one, was saving my points for some Benefit or Mac or a new curling wand. :)

I agree with you, I was hoping for some benefit this time
Maybe I’ll save up my points for the next beautorium :)

Nov 19, 2014
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MakeupMeandYoyo
100 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Tiny haul from priceline

http://makeupmeandyoyo.blogspot.com/2014/11/priceline-40-sale-haul.html

Nov 19, 2014
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Ms Jelena
1790 posts

Topic: Hair / Hair dye DIY

I highly recommend John Frieda foam colours – great colours and very easy to apply!

Nov 19, 2014
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SparklingStar
20 posts

Topic: Make-up / Priceline cosmetics 40% off sale - 18th & 19th Nov 2014

I received my $5 birthday voucher in my email today! :)

So, I spent it on a Loreal Paris glam shine balmy lip gloss in the colour 912 Sin for Peach. :)

Nov 19, 2014
Instadarce
Czarina84
5 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Gift with Purchase

I posted this in the Christmas Gift Pack thread too, but strictly speaking, it’s a GWP.

Love the lip and nail colours! Want!

Nov 19, 2014
Josephine_skriver_5
beautylover_23
227 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium November 2014

I have to agree with most of you ladies about the makeup category. There were a few decent looking products but most of them were quiet random and from brands that aren’t really all that well known.
Other then that all the other categories are really great!! Hair care and skin care were the two stand outs for me…some really great skin care products that look like they could be worth a try ;)

i’m very on the fence at the moment..not sure whether i want to spend or save my points for the next beautorium, feel like i might wait it out till next time.

Nov 19, 2014
Instadarce
Czarina84
5 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Freebies with magazines

The current issue of Cosmopolitan (Dec 2014) comes with a free full-sized Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara! I picked mine up at Coles today

It also comes with a $10 off Revlon mascara coupon.

I haven’t tried a new mascara in a while, so I might just have to grab this…

Nov 19, 2014
Luna_cat_by_gorefaery-d3315kc
Luna19
33 posts

Topic: Skincare / toner is it part of your daily routine?

I use a toner everyday, its part of my nighttime routine. I find its helped my skin a lot, if you buy a harsh one I could see why people wouldn’t like it. Its definitely a product worth researching into when buying one.

Nov 19, 2014
Luna_cat_by_gorefaery-d3315kc
Luna19
33 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / 21yo with oily skin buy starting to wrinkle!??!

Hey ladies! I would say my skin is oily… generally I was my face at night and then use a serum or night cream and wake up really oily like shiny oily! But I have these two deep lines on my forehead! I am very expressive with my face but ouch! I’m only 21! My two questions are…
what do you use for a foundation that doesn’t settle into lines that much? I’m using Maybelline Fit Me liquid and stick and omg it looks great except for where these lines are!
And second – what is a good night cream to help reduce wrinkles that won’t break my uni student bank?

Thanks so much ladies!!
Xxxx

Using a night cream/serum will give you oily skin in the morning (I have dry skin and it does it to me). Do you have a more thorough skin care routine at all?
Also regarding the foundation, you want a good primer so the foundation doesn’t settle into your skin, I use the innoxa primer but there are heaps out there on the market. If you want something a little cheaper I was using the Australis primer when I first started wearing it and it did its job

Nov 19, 2014
Me
Imi11
923 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Beautybay delivery question

The wait always feels like forever! My last order a few weeks ago, seemed like it took months. But it didn’t, only a few weeks.

Nov 19, 2014
Luna_cat_by_gorefaery-d3315kc
Luna19
33 posts

Topic: Suncare / Bad Sunburn help!

Okay so on the weekend I went camping and of course forgot sunscreen. Now my back and face is sunburnt and it stings and is itchy! I just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas on how to make it not so itchy and how to make the redness go away faster! At the moment i’m using this random paw paw extract juice or something on my skin, and Palmer’s aloe vera gel. Both are alright but aren’t helping as much as i’d like.

Taking a cold bath or having a gentle shower to cool your skin works great too (Don’t make it freezing cold just under luke-warm), try to not use products that could irritate the skin either (E.g. soaps) and pat your self dry don’t rub your skin!

Nov 19, 2014
Me
Imi11
923 posts

Topic: Make-up / Make up Brushes

I just bought the nude by nature 8 piece brush, just wondering if i can use any of the brushes to apply bb cream? thanks

I just had a quick look, and I’d say probably not. The only foundation brush the set has is a Kabuki brush which is more suited towards powders. However, I tend to use my fingers for BB cream as the brushes make it go a bit weird on my skin.

Thanks Imi11. I don’t use actual liquid foundation any more and just use BB cream when I do put on makeup. I read a lot about how applying foundation with brush has a better finish and want to try it. Oh well, will see when I will stumble on a discount on brushes again

I will try the new brushes with the mineral foundation I got from a discovery bag. New toys yay!

If you want really good brushes for liquid foundation or your BB cream, try Real Techniques.
I have hit and miss days with my BB cream, could also be my skin though.
Thanks Imi11, I’ve been thinking of doing an iherb order, but has been restraining myself :). When I do order from them, I will definitely add a Real Technique brush in my basket
I highly recommend the Expert Face brush! THE BEST!

Nov 19, 2014
Me
Imi11
923 posts

Topic: Make-up / Priceline cosmetics 40% off sale - 18th & 19th Nov 2014

My priceline ‘haul’ today!

I was avoiding priceline these 2 days as I didn’t need anything, but my daughter needed some shampoo/conditioner for her newly coloured hair, so with my $20.56 voucher quickly picked up Puretopia brand and without looking sideways made a bee-line to the register. And yes, there they were, the OPI nail polish for $10 and 40% off making them $6 each – luckily there was only 6 shades left and the Cajun Shrimp (on the right) will go perfectly with my dress this Friday and who can resist the OPI Red (left), so I spent a massive $12!

So OPI are there and it’s cheaper than a lot of the Sally Hansen ones…oh well there’s always next time ….

There were heaps of people in my local store so I just made a beeline for the items I needed. Picked up the Cover Girl 3 in 1, I have still got some of my one from the Glosscars, but it’s not the right shade. I also got the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer (i used to love this), and also the L’Oreal Touche Magique! (They seem to have changed their packaging). There were none of the Sally Hansen two packs, or any top coats so I didn’t bother about getting those.

Nov 19, 2014
Pets-hamster-319
Cocoabutter
236 posts

Topic: Make-up / Make up Brushes

I just bought the nude by nature 8 piece brush, just wondering if i can use any of the brushes to apply bb cream? thanks

I just had a quick look, and I’d say probably not. The only foundation brush the set has is a Kabuki brush which is more suited towards powders. However, I tend to use my fingers for BB cream as the brushes make it go a bit weird on my skin.

Thanks Imi11. I don’t use actual liquid foundation any more and just use BB cream when I do put on makeup. I read a lot about how applying foundation with brush has a better finish and want to try it. Oh well, will see when I will stumble on a discount on brushes again

I will try the new brushes with the mineral foundation I got from a discovery bag. New toys yay!

If you want really good brushes for liquid foundation or your BB cream, try Real Techniques.
I have hit and miss days with my BB cream, could also be my skin though.
Thanks Imi11, I’ve been thinking of doing an iherb order, but has been restraining myself :). When I do order from them, I will definitely add a Real Technique brush in my basket

Nov 19, 2014
Luna_cat_by_gorefaery-d3315kc
Luna19
33 posts

Topic: Hair / Hair dye DIY

Hi everyone! I am wanting to do a DIY hair dye job. I usually get it done at the salon but since I just want one all over colour, I figure I can save some money and DIY. Can anyone recommend some good brands for a first-timer? I am brunette and will be looking for a richer brown so pretty similar to my own hair colour.

P.S any cruelty free hair dye brands would be awesome as well :)

Thanks!!

I have heard really good things about tints of nature (haven’t used it yet but will when I go brown again). They are cruelty free but you might have to order it online if you can’t find a shop that stocks it near you, makeupalley has heaps of reviews on it if you want to see some personal experiences of the product.

Nov 19, 2014
Pets-hamster-319
Cocoabutter
236 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / Handcream OBSESSION

I have quite a few hand creams but they are mostly under my bed to be used. LOL !!! I have about 3 full size ones and about 3 or 4 mini ones scattered around, and using at the moment. I do love the smell of the Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Creams and am using Summer Hill. Pity they are so expensive !!! I’d love the Gift Set of a few different scents !!!

Hand cream is a “must” for me !!!

Another heavenly scented hand cream is the Heathcote and Ivory Sweet Pea and Honeysuckle from Target. I’m in love with that whole Range !!!

Arty Girl, C & E always have at least one scent half price (or more) on boxing day. If you are really keen, do check out their shop on or after boxing day.

Nov 19, 2014
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sparrow x
6 posts

Topic: Hair / Hair dye DIY

Hi everyone! I am wanting to do a DIY hair dye job. I usually get it done at the salon but since I just want one all over colour, I figure I can save some money and DIY. Can anyone recommend some good brands for a first-timer? I am brunette and will be looking for a richer brown so pretty similar to my own hair colour.

P.S any cruelty free hair dye brands would be awesome as well :)

Thanks!!

Nov 19, 2014
Josephine_skriver_5
beautylover_23
227 posts

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

From 20th to 26th of November TARGET is taking 30% off the following brands: Nude by nature, Chi Chi, Maybelline, Covergirl, Nivea, Garner, Palmers, Formula 10.0.06, Model Co, Skinny Tan.

They’re also selling 5 different Revlon christmas gift packs priced b/w $19.95 – $34.95 with values from $35.90 to $83.80.

Nov 19, 2014
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Marina_87
232 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium November 2014

Nothing really jumped out at me this time around! might bank my points for the next beautorium!

Nov 19, 2014
Pets-hamster-319
Cocoabutter
236 posts

Topic: Make-up / Priceline cosmetics 40% off sale - 18th & 19th Nov 2014

My priceline ‘haul’ today!

I was avoiding priceline these 2 days as I didn’t need anything, but my daughter needed some shampoo/conditioner for her newly coloured hair, so with my $20.56 voucher quickly picked up Puretopia brand and without looking sideways made a bee-line to the register. And yes, there they were, the OPI nail polish for $10 and 40% off making them $6 each – luckily there was only 6 shades left and the Cajun Shrimp (on the right) will go perfectly with my dress this Friday and who can resist the OPI Red (left), so I spent a massive $12!

So OPI are there and it’s cheaper than a lot of the Sally Hansen ones…oh well there’s always next time ….

Nov 19, 2014
Bunny-on-piano
Seezora
145 posts

Topic: Babycare / Bio-Oil® mums-to-be group

Does any one have any advice on leg cramps?
They are so bad at the moment, interfering with my precious sleep, I’m doing all the recommended things, water, stretches, additional calcium and magnesium tablets but no relief.
I had them with the first one too, but in comparison to this they where nothing,

:( I remember being in tears over leg cramps. They’re horrible, aren’t they!!!

How’s your Vitamin D and iron levels? I found that if I took one or two iron tablets at night, which also contained magnesium and vitamin D, I had fewer led cramps. Learning to flex my feet rather than point them if I wanted to stretch out my legs helped as well.

Something I learned this pregnancy – have your calcium separate to your iron. Orange juice will help your body absorb iron, but vitamin C does the opposite for calcium.

Nov 19, 2014
Karen_with_glamdals
Kassalee
1390 posts

Topic: Make-up / Priceline cosmetics 40% off sale - 18th & 19th Nov 2014

My priceline ‘haul’ today!

I was avoiding priceline these 2 days as I didn’t need anything, but my daughter needed some shampoo/conditioner for her newly coloured hair, so with my $20.56 voucher quickly picked up Puretopia brand and without looking sideways made a bee-line to the register. And yes, there they were, the OPI nail polish for $10 and 40% off making them $6 each – luckily there was only 6 shades left and the Cajun Shrimp (on the right) will go perfectly with my dress this Friday and who can resist the OPI Red (left), so I spent a massive $12!

Nov 19, 2014
60s
Tee631
187 posts

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

LUXOLA is having 40% OFF EVERYTHING (ends 7PM on 19th November)
Use the code CF40AU
http://www.luxola.com/

Just stocked up on some Alpha-H products!

That code didn’t work for me :(
Is there a rule or minimum spend?

Nov 19, 2014
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Kezzibelle
145 posts

Topic: Talkback / Beautorium November 2014

Enjoy ladies if it is your first beautorium, it is like your first Christmas! I think I will skip this one, was saving my points for some Benefit or Mac or a new curling wand. :)

Nov 19, 2014
Eye_avatar
Face Paint
532 posts

Topic: Industry watch / free samples

hi just wondering.. do you no of any websites that hav free samples other than mysavings.com??

Awesome Free Samples, Competitions, Surveys Lists and Trials GROUP -
SAMPLEHOLICS – Free Samples and Competitions Galore – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1396307697290554/
– One stop shop for everything you need.
Number 1 Group for Aussie’s Only

I’ve been part of the Sampleholics site for a while now. They are genuine and have fun competitions. Well worth a look.