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May 21, 2015
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Belle88
901 posts

Topic: Talkback / BH Trial Team

Ladies who got the invite to L’Oreal Infallible foundation and primer trial team have any of you received the items yet? Because I thought we’d get them early this week, but I’m not sure if I missed out because I just managed to send her my shade choice a few hours before she said she wanted them

I was going to post the same question. Vanessa did say early this week so I’m hoping they arrive tomorrow. Otherwise I’ll email in the afternoon to follow up.

May 21, 2015
Red-roses-happy-valentines-day-2013
Belle88
901 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Primer not helping makeup last

Mecca stores are great and give samples for anything you’d like to try. I was recently hunting for the perfect primer and they gave me sample pots from a few different brands to test. It’s really best to try before you buy.

May 21, 2015
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EmmaApple
53 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Gift with Purchase

I want to get something tomorrow but I don’t know what. I sure don’t need another mascara, I literally have 10 on the go at the moment! Recommendations? I’m leaning towards foundation but haven’t heard amazing things about their foundations.

May 21, 2015
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Jano's
1 post

Topic: Industry watch / Bella Box??

Morning! This is Sarah from Bellabox and I was excited to see this forum topic come up. We have completed a huge amount of research to get us to launch so that the products in each box have meaning as opposed to being a random assortment. We will cater samples to the time of year and what we are using makeup and products for at that point plus to your beauty profile. All the while making sure it is a delight inducing process of opening each box. The first concentrates on Australian brands as this is a US concept being brought to our shores. We will always keep an eye on cult, innovative and lifestyle brands and are excited to be one of the first to bring in Pangea and OCC to Australia. I hope you enjoy and I encourage your feedback as we plan on being around for the long run and that will only work if we continue to cater to your needs- sarah@bellabox.com.au. Have a great week!

Hi,
I received Bellabox for 6 months. I enjoyed the idea of sampling great Australian & new products. Unfortunately, There were many repeats, lots of shampoo, conditioner, eye shadows & hand creams. I decided to stop it earlier this year & have have gone with the Marie Claire beauty box. I really enjoyed the first one,it had Christian Dior, Mor, l’ocitanne & rimmel. As I also subscribed to the magazine, retail sample offers are not sent with mag, I emailed them, they sent one out with no hassle. I’m looking forward to the next parcel.

May 21, 2015
Just_red_lips_2008__2_
Pink Hornet
785 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Beauty Bucket List turned one today! I can’t believe it’s been a year already.
To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway with prizes from Stila, Urban Decay, Benefit, Zk’in, Glamourflage and LaMav.
Good luck!
http://www.beautybucketlist.com/birthday-giveaway/

A big massive congrats on one year. Your blog is fantastic

Adding my congratulations. Your blog has grown in that year. I enjoy reading it very much. Plus you are so talented and beautiful too.
Great competition too!!!

May 21, 2015
Just_red_lips_2008__2_
Pink Hornet
785 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

EOTM giveaway is up on my blog – two prize packs this month, all magical Maybelline products ♥
http://katscolourings.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/eotm-your-favourite-april-eotd-giveaway.html

The winners names are up! Heaps of congrats to one particular bh lovely ♥

Oh wow, that lucky winner of one of the generous prizes is ME! Thanks so much, Kat!! xx
Congrats Indieanna and well done on another great competition Katshepsutt

May 21, 2015
Kittens
Catn2kittens
2590 posts

Topic: Talkback / Competition links (Fifi not allowed as we want to win stuff too)

WANTED: One click a day for two days to help an Aussie makeup/sfx/design artist get to Hollywood!
This girl is a friend of mine and she is massively talented. Jodie is in the top 10 worldwide competing in the Next Level of Cosplay contest, and she is the ONLY Aussie! If she wins, she will get a full scholarship and internship to Cinema Makeup School in Hollywood! This is a HUGE deal. There are two days left for voting and she is tied for 5th place – if she gets in the top 5 the winner is then chosen by a judging panel rather than public votes.

Please help by voting for JODIE TAYLOR here: http://woobox.com/qtbrgk

The photo below is the one you are looking for. You don’t even have to like the cosplay facebook page, you can skip that bit.

Voted for your friend.
What a great comp, good luck to her. Fingers crossed

I voted too!! Good luck to Jodie, she is very talented :)
Thank you so much Claire88, I normally wouldn’t ask on here but I am so super proud of her and I really hope she makes it, it’s such a huge opportunity for a little Aussie girl!

May 21, 2015
Kittens
Catn2kittens
2590 posts

Topic: Talkback / Competition links (Fifi not allowed as we want to win stuff too)

WANTED: One click a day for two days to help an Aussie makeup/sfx/design artist get to Hollywood!
This girl is a friend of mine and she is massively talented. Jodie is in the top 10 worldwide competing in the Next Level of Cosplay contest, and she is the ONLY Aussie! If she wins, she will get a full scholarship and internship to Cinema Makeup School in Hollywood! This is a HUGE deal. There are two days left for voting and she is tied for 5th place – if she gets in the top 5 the winner is then chosen by a judging panel rather than public votes.

Please help by voting for JODIE TAYLOR here: http://woobox.com/qtbrgk

The photo below is the one you are looking for. You don’t even have to like the cosplay facebook page, you can skip that bit.

Voted for your friend.
What a great comp, good luck to her. Fingers crossed

Thank you so much ray_jay, I really appreciate it, she is so talented and just the coolest girl as well, I’m really proud of her. I have everything crossed that she squeaks into the top five!! Less than 36 hours to go :)

May 21, 2015
Karen_with_glamdals
Kassalee
1561 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Gift with Purchase

Priceline GWP: Spend $25 or more in one transaction across the Maybelline New York range & then receive a FREE gift!
WIN* ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
• Priceline Pharmacy Gift Card valued at $100 OR
• Color Sensational Lipcolor/Vivids OR
• Dream Fresh BB Cream OR
• Volum’Express Colossal Smoky Mascara in Black OR
• Volum’Express Mega Plush Mascara in Very Black OR
• Master Smoky Eyeliner in Smoking Charcoal OR
• Limited-Edition 100 Years Celebratory Makeup Brush Set

These are going to go quickly ladies! Also available online.

My daughter didn’t know about this and bought a mascara and something else from Maybelline, as they had 30% off and came home with…
another Mascara! – the Volum’Express Mega Plush Mascara – very happy.

May 21, 2015
Karen_with_glamdals
Kassalee
1561 posts

Topic: Talkback / Applying for Jobs/Getting an Interview (Yay!)

MoonlightSak has excellent advice. I’m currently doing a short TAFE course on refreshing and learning new skills to re-enter the workforce and I’ve learnt plenty about applying for jobs and interviews. Scenarios are quite common (eg handling difficult customers) and also very general questions … what are your greatest strengths/where do you hope to be in 5 years/tell me about yourself (best to talk about your work skills, not your life history!)/why are you looking to change your job (never bad mouth a previous employer, or current one in your situation – it looks bad).

Or you may be lucky enough to have a more casual interview.

Go in with your positive attitude, your obvious enthusiasm and excitement about working with fragrance and sell yourself! Good Luck Kamillyon!

May 21, 2015
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MissFields
1 post

Topic: Industry watch / Bella Box??

Received my May beauty box today, and I was somewhat disappointed:

Highlighter pencil
MORE Palmer’s
Another eye pencil
Real-U Control + Face Gel (one of the things I’m excited to try out)
Impulse Romantic Spark (I got given a heap of these from a friend!)
Gradual Tan Extender (It’s winter… Why tan?)

This is the last of my three-month subscription and, to be honest, I’ve only been impressed with the first box which contained Palmer’s and Essie nail polish. Every foundation sample was too dark!

The other thing I have noticed is depending on which state you live in, your products are different. Some get really worthy samples, whilst other’s not so much. Would love to hear opinions about this.

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

I have a sneak peak of some new Bioderma and Nuxe products, as well as a small haul!

http://www.bottledbeauty.com/2015/05/priceline-mecca-cosmetica-haul-new-nuxe.html

Oh some great new products. The nuxe range looks amazing.

May 21, 2015
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Seashells
886 posts

Topic: Talkback / Do you trust bh advice?

I trust the reviews of BHer’s more than anything else on here tbh. The reviews have influenced me in terms of purchasing products before and probably will continue to do so, provided they do have some detail in it & not just 1 or 2 lines. Occasionally I’ll take notice & bookmark an article that contains useful advice, but more often than not these days I’m just reading or not reading, depending on whether it piques my interest.

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Skincare / Facial Cleanser?

Hey guys,
Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good facial cleanser? I am looking for something that will cleanse my skin, won’t dry out my skin, preferably a creamy cleanser as they feel the best on my skin. Just a regular creamy cleanser for everyday use.

I’ve started using swisse olive gel cleanser. Its really great, it contains a small amount of glycolic and salicylic acid. I’m finding it great to keep my skin balanced, breakout free and hydrated.

Another good one is triology cream age protect cream cleanser. Its got papaya to keep skin really clean but also hydrated.

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Beauty Bucket List turned one today! I can’t believe it’s been a year already.
To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway with prizes from Stila, Urban Decay, Benefit, Zk’in, Glamourflage and LaMav.
Good luck!
http://www.beautybucketlist.com/birthday-giveaway/

A big massive congrats on one year. Your blog is fantastic

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Hey beauties,

The Body Shop JUMBOS are back in AUSSIE stores !!! In my latest post, I talk shower gels and body butters from the incredible Body Shop range!

Check my post out! at… www.livia.com,au

xx
Liv

The jumbo ones are awesome and such a great deal ,

May 21, 2015
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Teegy25
6 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / Primer not helping makeup last

I don’t use primers myself, I’ve tried so many. I think the best one I used was MAC. I found they did the complete opposite of their purpose and most of my makeup was gone by lunchtime! Maybe I’m not applying it correctly

May 21, 2015
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Teegy25
6 posts

Topic: Bodycare / Trimming Female Pubic Hair

I I used to be a Brazilian girl, well downstairs at least. But I’m kind of over the bareness, I feel more womanly with a little hair down there. Of course I trim them, tiny sewing scissors. I don’t seem to have the ‘itchy’ problem. Maybe it’s the type of underwear you’re wearing?

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Welcome newbies to bh / Just saying hey!

Welcome to everyone. The more the merrier, hope you all love it xx

May 21, 2015
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Seashells
886 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / Submit your nail art how-to's and earn bonus points!

Oh if only I were actually talented, I’d do this!

May 21, 2015
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Claire88
2010 posts

Topic: Talkback / Competition links (Fifi not allowed as we want to win stuff too)

WANTED: One click a day for two days to help an Aussie makeup/sfx/design artist get to Hollywood!
This girl is a friend of mine and she is massively talented. Jodie is in the top 10 worldwide competing in the Next Level of Cosplay contest, and she is the ONLY Aussie! If she wins, she will get a full scholarship and internship to Cinema Makeup School in Hollywood! This is a HUGE deal. There are two days left for voting and she is tied for 5th place – if she gets in the top 5 the winner is then chosen by a judging panel rather than public votes.

Please help by voting for JODIE TAYLOR here: http://woobox.com/qtbrgk

The photo below is the one you are looking for. You don’t even have to like the cosplay facebook page, you can skip that bit.

Voted for your friend.
What a great comp, good luck to her. Fingers crossed

I voted too!! Good luck to Jodie, she is very talented :)

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Help! I’ve got a beauty dilemma / I have an addiction to ---

I’m a hairclip whore! Also earrings. I wear big, dangly, colourful earrings. I’ve got too many to count. Whoever said “Less is more” failed to realise that MORE is always more!

Omg me too. So many too many. I wear earnings every day and always buy new ones. I love hair accessories, I can’t help myself.

May 21, 2015
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EmmaApple
53 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Gift with Purchase

Priceline GWP: Spend $25 or more in one transaction across the Maybelline New York range & then receive a FREE gift!
WIN* ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
• Priceline Pharmacy Gift Card valued at $100 OR
• Color Sensational Lipcolor/Vivids OR
• Dream Fresh BB Cream OR
• Volum’Express Colossal Smoky Mascara in Black OR
• Volum’Express Mega Plush Mascara in Very Black OR
• Master Smoky Eyeliner in Smoking Charcoal OR
• Limited-Edition 100 Years Celebratory Makeup Brush Set

These are going to go quickly ladies! Also available online.

I just got this and “won” the BB cream (which was great because I had though about buying it and decided not to go that far over budget). Problem is I got medium/dark and I’m a fair. Anyone know if priceline will let you do swapsies on freebies?

Ooh that’s so annoying! Hope they swap it for you.

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Talkback / Do you trust bh advice?

Yeah the advertorial/sponsored articles are not something I trust, but I do pay attention to member reviews that are written with more than a one or two liner to get their points.

Even trial team articles can be skewed by selectively featuring a snippet of the whole member review to promote a particular stance. I’ve had it done to my own TT reviews when I HATED a product but they took the one neutral/slightly positive comment and published that when the article was saying how great the product was

Re: trial teams articles. I agree, even if there are negative reviews the overall article seems to almost always be positive.

May 21, 2015
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3565 posts

Topic: Talkback / Do you trust bh advice?

I don’t particularly worry about the articles especially those that are clearly sponsoring ie last month rimmell makeup was everywhere. In fact it won’t influence me to buy anything more.

I trust well written reviews. In the past I would look up products I’m thinking of buying and read reviews. If they are negative and give reasons why, I won’t buy. As long as the review is good and explains why.
The healthy articles are good because they give you tips and tricks but they often aren’t referenced well so I take it simply. Best not to take anything too seriously.