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Jul 21, 2014
Dolphindesk
softness
3823 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

Oh wow…..that blue is totally gorgeous Jacquelinee.

Agreed!! Gorgeous blue!

Jul 21, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16742 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Sunday mani for the week.. Or when I get bored somewhere around Thursday haha..

Sinful Colors – Mint Apple
OPI – Pirouette My Whistle (Fine silver sparkles with hexagon sparkles)

Beautiful mani, MsSparkles :)

Jul 21, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16742 posts

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

I’m thrilled that you had a wonderful birthday, Ima xx

Jul 21, 2014
Shruti-hassan08
Sudha84
106 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Bella Box??

I subscribed to this box last week.When will the july boxes be sent ? is it easy to cancel the bellabox if I dont like it

Jul 21, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16742 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Come Play With Me- Wing It out
http://indieanna1.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/come-play-with-me-wing-it-out.html

Just beautiful, Indie. Style and precision meeting – fabulous.

Thank you, Trish. It sure was a lot of fun to create xx

Jul 21, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16742 posts

Topic: Talkback / Yayyyy I won a prize

Amazing prizes being won of late. Congrats ladies!

Jul 21, 2014
Violet_butterfly
jatz
3222 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

Oh wow…..that blue is totally gorgeous Jacquelinee.

Jul 21, 2014
Sparkle
IndieAna
16742 posts

Topic: Talkback / 1000 posts

Way to go, Discomilk, congrats, hun! xx

Jul 21, 2014
Ohno
Lawliet
605 posts

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

I hate my new job. It sucks and I wish my co-workers would tell me what I’m doing right instead of what I’m doing wrong and then actually be around when I do something right! /endrant

I can totally relate :( it sucks
Ive been MIA for the past three weeks due to the stress of a new full time job in a lab.
My supervisor is absolutely horrible and doesn’t want to show me anything, and gets annoyed at me when I ask her to show me something just the first time so I can see how it’s done. How am I supposed to learn how to do something if she won’t show me? And maybe if she showed me how to do things I wouldn’t do things wrong! Ugh.

Trish is right, there are so many horrible people like your supervisor around who feel threatened by someone younger and more intelligent then they, especially if that person is another female!
Women should be helping other women, not bringing them down.
Maybe you should complain to someone higher up about it?

Not long after my last post in this thread, the regional manager called me up and told me that another co-worker had lodged a complaint about how I was being treated by the others (Thankyou mystery co-worker!). So I’m feeling more positive about work already!

Jul 21, 2014
Violet_butterfly
jatz
3222 posts

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

How exciting! Sounds awesome! Looks like I picked a good time to be pregnant. :)

Congratulations on your news Lucrecia629. When are due?

Jul 21, 2014
Violet_butterfly
jatz
3222 posts

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

What a great idea for new mums and ones trying to conceive. Gosh wish this had of been around when I had littlies.

Jul 21, 2014
Violet_butterfly
jatz
3222 posts

Topic: Talkback / 1000 posts

Congratulations to 1000 posts Discomilk. Well done.

Jul 21, 2014
Violet_butterfly
jatz
3222 posts

Topic: Talkback / 1000 posts

Oooh sorry, wasn’t here to see Petals reach 1000. BIG congratulations Petals :-))))

Jul 21, 2014
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CherryBlossom
3271 posts

Topic: Talkback / 1000 posts

Congratulations Discomilk on 1000 posts!!!!
Here’s to many many more!!!!!

Jul 21, 2014
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Jacquelinee
414 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

Mine arrived today as well! Can’t upload my own photo atm so here is one off imabeautygeek.com :)

It’s called Tidal Wave and it’s stunning! It needs two coats and I can’t wait to see how long it takes before dreadful chipping occurs. Interested in seeing how the Revlon one goes as well.

Jul 21, 2014
Mouse
Zaralis
1234 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Redpawpaw

I’ve kind of been reading around this topic here and on FB so I could be wrong but is the situation that they’ve emailed customers to tell them there will now be a postage charge so they will be taking more from their direct debit or whatever is being used to cover it???

If that’s the case then it’s completely illegal, they need to enter into a completely new contract with the customer, there is no way they can legally change the amount that’s agreed upon and take more. If they do it this way then they could be in for a lot of legal issues and not just with their customers.

That’s exactly what’s going on Stay C, they have changed the T&C’s and are generally just pissing people off with their behavior.

Jul 21, 2014
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Laura K.
31 posts

Topic: Skincare / How Do You Manage Folliculitis?

I have folliculitis on my bottom, lower back, and stomach. My derm recommended this antisptic body wash but it doesn’t 100% keep it at bay. I’ve been trying apple cider vinegar swabbed on the area at night but it doesn’t seem to help much either.
Also I exfoliate the areas daily and moisturize.
How to you prevent “break outs”?

Apply cocoa butter to the scars. Studies have shown that regular application of cocoa butter helps to fade scars more rapidly than some other creams on the market. Also, look for creams that contain naturally healing ingredients, such as shea butter, jojoba oil, castor oil and rose hip oil.

Try an over-the-counter medication such as Mederma, which is specially designed to treat scars. (Any cream that is designed to get rid of scars will work.) Healing time generally takes up to six months before any significant improvement will occur.

Talk to your dermatologist about Retin-A topical creams. These creams have been shown to greatly reduce the appearance of scars. Retinal creams encourages cell turnover. The new cells then take the place of older, scarred cells. Retin-A requires a prescription.

Start dermabrasion treatments. A licensed professional will use a dermabrasion device to treat the scars. Tiny crystals on the end of the device essentially buff away the top layers of your skin. With repeated treatments, you will see a noticeable improvement. Expect your skin to be a bit red and irritated after each treatment.

Jul 21, 2014
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Laura K.
31 posts

Topic: Skincare / dark lips problems

Hi there I have dark lips.it looks so bad that I have to cover my lips always with lipstick but I know that too much use of lipstick is also a cause of dark lips but I have try some natural scrub and some home remedy. Is anybody have any idea what is gonna be help me for that. Is anybody can suggest me any special lip balm or scrub which can help me to lighten my lips naturally.

Overexposure to the sun causes the body to produce excess melanin. This pigment protects the body from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Since melanin is brown in color, overexposure to sunlight leads to hyperpigmentation – which is caused by the excess of melanin in certain parts of the skin. The reasons for the presence of dark spots on your lips could be many. One of the most common reasons for the discoloration of lips could be smoking. Hormonal imbalances could also contribute to this. An increase in the level of iron has also been known to cause pigmentation on the lips. Biting and licking the lips could also lead to the darkening of the lips as saliva dries out the lips. The discoloration could also be due to a high intake of tea and coffee.

Like the skin, our lips also have a layer of dead skin covering them. As such it is important to remove this layer in order to expose the fresh skin. To exfoliate the skin, you can make a mixture of sugar grains and coconut oil or almond oil and rub it gently on the lips. You could also make a mixture of equal parts of honey, sweet almond oil and lemon juice, which you can apply thickly on your lips and leave overnight. Since saliva is one of major causes of black lips, you could apply a moisturizing lip balm instead of licking the lips to moisturize them. The use of lemon as a bleach helps in lightening the skin tone, besides giving it a firm texture. You can rub a slice of fresh lemon on the darkened area and allow the juice to settle on the skin, after which you can wash thoroughly. Avoid stepping out in the sun after using this procedure as the rays of the sun could oxidize the lemon present on the skin, and cause it to darken further. To reduce hyperpigmentation, you could also use tomato juice mixed with yogurt and a pinch of turmeric. Tomato naturally bleaches the skin, while yogurt and turmeric are known for their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help soothe the skin and lighten the hyperpigmented skin. Another remedy that helps to treat blackened skin is the application of clarified butter on the lips. Application of petroleum jelly is also a common and effective remedy, as it helps to reduce the level of excess pigmentation as well as keep the skin on the lips smooth and prevents it from chapping and breaking
Overexposure to the sun causes the body to produce excess melanin. This pigment protects the body from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Since melanin is brown in color, overexposure to sunlight leads to hyperpigmentation – which is caused by the excess of melanin in certain parts of the skin. The reasons for the presence of dark spots on your lips could be many. One of the most common reasons for the discoloration of lips could be smoking. Hormonal imbalances could also contribute to this. An increase in the level of iron has also been known to cause pigmentation on the lips. Biting and licking the lips could also lead to the darkening of the lips as saliva dries out the lips. The discoloration could also be due to a high intake of tea and coffee.

Like the skin, our lips also have a layer of dead skin covering them. As such it is important to remove this layer in order to expose the fresh skin. To exfoliate the skin, you can make a mixture of sugar grains and coconut oil or almond oil and rub it gently on the lips. You could also make a mixture of equal parts of honey, sweet almond oil and lemon juice, which you can apply thickly on your lips and leave overnight. Since saliva is one of major causes of black lips, you could apply a moisturizing lip balm instead of licking the lips to moisturize them. The use of lemon as a bleach helps in lightening the skin tone, besides giving it a firm texture. You can rub a slice of fresh lemon on the darkened area and allow the juice to settle on the skin, after which you can wash thoroughly. Avoid stepping out in the sun after using this procedure as the rays of the sun could oxidize the lemon present on the skin, and cause it to darken further. To reduce hyperpigmentation, you could also use tomato juice mixed with yogurt and a pinch of turmeric. Tomato naturally bleaches the skin, while yogurt and turmeric are known for their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help soothe the skin and lighten the hyperpigmented skin. Another remedy that helps to treat blackened skin is the application of clarified butter on the lips. Application of petroleum jelly is also a common and effective remedy, as it helps to reduce the level of excess pigmentation as well as keep the skin on the lips smooth and prevents it from chapping and breaking
and check this out Overexposure to the sun causes the body to produce excess melanin. This pigment protects the body from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Since melanin is brown in color, overexposure to sunlight leads to hyperpigmentation – which is caused by the excess of melanin in certain parts of the skin. The reasons for the presence of dark spots.

Jul 21, 2014
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KaynJay
3227 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Promo sales job interview. Smart black business attire?!

Bump! Hello beauties, long time ive been here!! I couldn’t make a thread so hopefully someone can see this message and help me out! So this Thursday i have a group interview for the agency Mark Edward – they are looking for makeup artists. And i was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on what they may ask or what experiences you guys had when you worked with them?
Thanks!! hope some beauties can help :)

Jul 21, 2014
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Stay C
14215 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Redpawpaw

I’ve kind of been reading around this topic here and on FB so I could be wrong but is the situation that they’ve emailed customers to tell them there will now be a postage charge so they will be taking more from their direct debit or whatever is being used to cover it???

If that’s the case then it’s completely illegal, they need to enter into a completely new contract with the customer, there is no way they can legally change the amount that’s agreed upon and take more. If they do it this way then they could be in for a lot of legal issues and not just with their customers.

Jul 21, 2014
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Laura K.
31 posts

Topic: Skincare / How to improve skin

Do you have any particular skin concerns you were looking for advice on?

Brown skin contain extra melanin which acts as a sunfilter. Brown skins therefore age slower than fair skins because the effects of the sun are not as drying. Brown skins only look oily and are not necessarily oilier than fair skins.

1. To one tablespoon of cucumber juice stir in a few drops of lime juice and a dash of turmeric powder. Mix well and apply over your face and neck. Leave it on for half an hour and then remove with ordinary tap water. This lotion makes an excellent whitener for all types of skin.

2. Tomatoes cut in half and rubbed over the face are useful for toning up and whitening the skin, and refining pores.

3. Soak four almonds at night. Peel off the skin and grind them very fine. Now mix 1 ½ teaspoons of gram flour,one teaspoonof fresh unboiled milk and four drops of lime juice. Make a paste and apply it evenly on the face, Leave it for 15 minutes then massage gently till it comes off. Finally rinse face with warm water and then splash cold water.

4. Massage the face with fresh coconut water every morning for about 10 minutes.

5. For dark and dull complexion: Mix a teaspoon of gram flour with a pinch of turmeric powder, a few drops of lime juice, ½ teaspoon of olive oil and milk and apply on our face. Leave for 30 minutes. Wash off with water.

6. To whiten skin, cut slices of raw potato ( do not peel it) and keep it in cold water for a few minutes. Then rub these slices over your face, neck and hands.

7. Reverse an empty milk bag, insert your hand in it as in a glove.Rub gently the creamy side on face, neck and forearms. Leave it for a while and then follow it with a hot water bath. It works as excellent skin softener * whitener specially in winter and free of cost.

I’m pretty sure that coconut water is just water that costs more.
What on earth is a milk bag?
I am not sure about your intelligence and knowledge but you need to learn a lot about many a things.
Also to help you a little more i am giving you some links:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_bag
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/truth-about-coconut-water

Do read the above links and let me know how pretty sure you are about your nohow.

Jul 21, 2014
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MakeupMeandYoyo
64 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Some turmeric face packs 😀

http://makeupmeandyoyo.blogspot.com/2014/07/turmeric-face-packs.html

Jul 21, 2014
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Lucrecia629
66 posts

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

How exciting! Sounds awesome! Looks like I picked a good time to be pregnant. :)

Congratulations, Lucrecia, that’s lovely news.

What a lovely idea. Wonderful for the Mums-to-be and the hoping Mums-to-be.

Thanks, Trish. Baby #4 for me, so I have a fair idea what I’m doing now and would be extremely surprised if there was any new information out there for me. But I could write the book on bizarre, lesser known pregnancy side effects because I’ve had my share of those!

Jul 21, 2014
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Laura K.
31 posts

Topic: Skincare / Best anti-aging cream for sensitive skin?

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced anti aging cream for sensitive skin? I’m starting to notice a lot of fine lines around my eyes and my skin tone is a bit uneven. I’ve been using Cetaphil moisturising lotion which I LOVE but am wondering if I need something with SPF in it and more hydrating as my skin feels a bit dry at times. Thanks heaps!!!!

The question is very hard to answer, as there are a wide verity of anti aging skin cream, depending on the nature of the skin, problem due to which your skin is showing aging signs, the geographical condition you live in, the eating and smoking habit, and also the active life you lead. One needs to know first what are the factors which prevailing with your aging. As the aging marks comes with age, sun ex-poser, low caloric diet, bad eating habits and lot more. If your problem is because of sun overexpose, for this you can try, kojic acid with vitamin c, which is available at a cost of $ 7.80/ 15 gm tube at many of the online pharmacy stores.

Jul 21, 2014
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Ash M
88 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

I thought I’d let everyone have a sneak peek into my make up bag that I keep in my handbag today on the blog… :)
http://thebeautycollection.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/whats-in-my-make-up-bag/