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Oct 31, 2014
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Katfish03
113 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Hey guys, I just posted my thoughts on the brand People for Plants if anyone is interested :)

http://katerina-beauty-blog.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/brand-review-people-for-plants.html

Oct 31, 2014
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cat lover
1705 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Things you do to make you feel happy instantly.

I have some lovely jewellery from TVSN. I love that they have unusual stones.
I was lucky enough to go to their jewellery showcase and see the pieces close up. I got to chat with the suppliers as well. So fun.
I can’t wait until your piece arrives Cat Lover. So good to spoil yourself sometimes.

Oh wow! The showcase must have been so much fun Pink Hornet. Yes, it is lovely the way they have unusual gem stones. I bought is a Tanzanite trilogy ring. What sort of pieces have you bought from them?

Oct 31, 2014
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Seashells
654 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / Things you do to make you feel happy instantly.

I was feeling really low and flat the other day, which I suppose is not unusual given that I suffer with depression. On a whim I did something I’d never done before – I bought a piece of jewellery from TVSN. It was so exciting. I can’t wait for it to arrive!!

Oooh exciting cat lover! I saw a ring I really liked on TVSN recently in my birthstone (sapphire), thought it would’ve made a nice engagement ring actually…but of course it was out of my reach (and I’m so far away from being a fiancée to anyone, it’s not funny!), so I’ll just have to window shop instead. That channel is dangerous!

Shopping can make me happy, but only once I find something in my size, something that I like & something that I can afford.

Music in general is what uplifts me. I had a big singalong in my bedroom the other night to one of my favourite artists – just cranked a song up & began singing along loudly. Felt rather happy afterwards.

Oct 31, 2014
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Missteaaddict
2030 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / loyalty cards App

I tried to use this today in BigW and Woolies (Everyday Rewards card) and it wouldn’t scan.
I didn’t try it in Priceline, is believe it or not, I didn’t actually buy anything there today (shock, horror!).
I guess at least they have your membership number to key in, but it looks like I’ll need to keep the Everyday Rewards card in my wallet.

A lot of scanners can’t read phone screens. At Coles they got extra scanners installed on all the registers – the reason is they’re “2d” scanners that will read any smartphone screen. So since then I’ve popped my loyalty cards in my phone to save space. I still keep my health food shop card cause their scanners can’t read phones and its a big, long number.

I started out using key ring but find stocard is way better.

(the scanners in Coles face towards you on regular checkouts and on self checkouts are on the right hidden under the flybuys display where they keep temporary cards – if you can’t see it just ask because phones won’t scan on the other scanners)

Oct 31, 2014
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sarzej
1053 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

I’m so behind on letting you know about posts!

October Faves with the team:
http://morethanadored.com/2014/10/31/monthly-faves/

Day 10 of MTA31DAYSOFGIVEAWAYS (massive 20 winners!)
http://morethanadored.com/2014/10/30/day-10-of-mta31daysofgiveaways/

DIY Green Tea & Coconut Moisturiser
http://morethanadored.com/2014/10/30/untitled/

Trends we love: slides
http://morethanadored.com/2014/10/30/trends-we-love-slides/

A delicious cocktail recipe!
http://morethanadored.com/2014/10/29/rosso-redrum-cocktail/

Oct 31, 2014
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ray_jay
3172 posts

Topic: Skincare / sunday riley skincare

Has anyone tried this range.
I am dying to try especially the good genes treatment and day cream…as it comes with a hefty price tag, id lije some ideas/ opioins

Oct 31, 2014
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Missteaaddict
2030 posts

Topic: Bodycare / Natural Deodorant

I absolutely love love love the all natural deodorant made by a local company located in Burleigh Heads. The brand name is A BIT HIPPY and the deodorant works a treat, it’s been the only natural one I like that smells amazing (like a light musk) and actually works for me. At only $7.50 I’m more than happy to support a beautiful local brand :)

http://abithippy.com.au/mineral-cream-deodorant.html

Thanks, I’ve bookmarked that one in case fresca doesn’t work for me.

Unfortunately for me, I react to the aluminium in deodorants so I can’t even use the supermarket ones. They work great for a couple of weeks and then boom – unbearably itchy , red armpits.

Oct 31, 2014
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BonnieBeauty
53 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Priceline v's Chemist Warehouse

I’d say Chemists Warehouse, just because of their fairly regular 50% off sales for cosmetics. They don’t have that many brands but I use revlon foundation, rimmel eyeliner and maybelline mascara so I often get bargins (and spend way too much) there. Their vitamins are always on sale too, plus my script only cost me $6!

Oct 31, 2014
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3172 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

OMG this thread could be dangerous……

Hopefully it will lol. So ultraceuticals have good ones but so so expensive

Oct 31, 2014
Blue_morpho_butterfly
ray_jay
3172 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

Check out cliniques website for the packs. I’m tempted to buy myself the even skintone pack- 69 bucks, full sized serum, the moisturiser, the hand cream and the dark circle eye cream

Oct 31, 2014
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Ms Jelena
1778 posts

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

Ms Jelena, I hope you are having a perfect birthday and that your coming year will bring as much happiness as you give others. Have a great day, week, month and year Hun. You deserve it. With love.

Trish_D, darling, thank you so much! Your words mean a world to me! You are always so kind! <3 💐❤

Oct 31, 2014
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Imi11
895 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Girfriend - The Parcel - New Subscription Box

I had no issues with mine either! I do hope there is actually less sneak peeks, it was very underwhelming to already know what was going to be in the box.

Oct 31, 2014
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stackcats
928 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

I’ve seen some Revlon gift packs, one that stood out to me is a pack of 5 matte/lacquer balms for just $29.95.

Also at MyChemist, there’s an exclusive Revlon gift pack that has 3 lip butters for just $24.99.

They sound really good, where was the Revlon balm pack at Stackcats?

Hey Linda sorry I forgot to mention in my original post, I saw the Revlon balm pack at Priceline. I remember it definitely has Sultry (matte) and Provocateur (lacquer), can’t remember the rest though

The MyChemist one is called Sorbet Kisses pack, I think it has the newer shades of lip butter. You get 3 lip butters plus a small lipstick bag

Oct 31, 2014
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misfortune8
546 posts

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

Maybelline: Win 1 of 50 Master Kajal khol liners
http://medition.maybelline.com.au/win/

Oct 31, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1886 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Priceline v's Chemist Warehouse

I shop at both & enjoy the shopping experience at both for different reasons.

I find beauty product wise, there’s only a few major makeup brands in CW – if I want real variety in brands, Priceline beats CW hands down. For skincare & body products they’re both quite similar in brands & prices, unless one has a special deal happening of course. Across both stores, I rarely seem to pay full price for my purchases which is good.

CW definitely is cheaper for scripts for me – often by a fairly big amount

Oct 31, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1886 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

There are some amazing gift packs around this year, especially from the big brands like lancome clinique and estee lauder.

I just brought my mum the clinique repairwear pack for 79 and it has a full size serum and others.
Just thought if anyone sees hears or reads about good gift packs this year, list it hear for others to buy and know about…

That’s a great deal for the Clinique set. I love how they gift box their sets too, I saw some on display in Myers the other day. Very colourful, I’d love one under the tree for me :)

Oct 31, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1886 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

I’ve seen some Revlon gift packs, one that stood out to me is a pack of 5 matte/lacquer balms for just $29.95.

Also at MyChemist, there’s an exclusive Revlon gift pack that has 3 lip butters for just $24.99.

They sound really good, where was the Revlon balm pack at Stackcats?

Oct 31, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1886 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

Im loving The Body Shop gift packs this year, plus they have watermelon & pineapple wash mits that look really cute!
At David Jones Recive 9piece gift valued at $245 when you spend $79 or more on Napoleon Perdis (excludes gift sets) although I’m not sure when this promotion ends.

On the DJ site, it says the NP offer ends November 9.

For anyone who is a fan of Clarins, DJ’s have a really decent GWP deal happening currently too, and a Revlon GWP with really nice products. And I know Myers is doing a Shiseido GWP as my postman bought me a card yesterday. But that one is in-store only

Oct 31, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1886 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

I bought a couple of sets yesterday, maybe for gifts, maybe not, haha. For the Vogue Shopping night, Facial Co had a deal where if you spent $49 you got free postage, a mystery 5 piece GWP set worth $70 and a couple of trial size Alpha H cleansers.

I bought a Christmas gift set with a full size Ultraderm cleanser & 3 other big GWP items, worth around $130 for just under $25.00. Ridiculously cheap bargain, I was delighted. The cleanser is normally $50 by itself. And a boxed set of Dermalogica body products for around $30.

I can give these as gifts & keep my GWP mystery set & Alpha H for me, so it’s win/win!

I agree re seeing some amazing sets out & about & online, I’m really hoping for boxing day sales that the stores still have some stock. I got an amazing set at Lush last year on boxing day for half price

Oct 31, 2014
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misfortune8
546 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / My Friend's Father Is Dying...

No helpful comments to make, but my thoughts are with you Little Jo.

Oct 31, 2014
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misfortune8
546 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Priceline v's Chemist Warehouse

I recently rang round to many pharmacies in my area including the ones in this topic to see how much my migraine medication costs at each chemist. I told them I wanted the name brand (no generic brand) and the price differences were huge. At my local chemist $20 for 4 tablets, at a big name brand chemist $28 for 4 tablets and at Chemist Warehouse $13.95 for 4 tablets OR if I buy 3 packets I can get them for reduced priced of $33.00 for 12 tablets. THAT IS A HUGE SAVING!!!

And yes, it was the exact same product I had been paying $20 for 4 tablets for at my local chemist.

I also buy a lot of QV products and they are much cheaper at Chemist Warehouse then any other pharmacy in our area.

So in answer to your question, I believe as long as you check pricing on products you can definitely save heaps at places such as Chemist Warehouse.

I shop at both. I use L’Oreal Excellence hair colour, & I’ve NEVER paid full price! It goes on sale for half price with regularity at CW. I always buy 2 or 3.

I know medicine prices can vary greatly, but why won’t you buy generic? Unlike some generic products, generic medicines are chemically the same as the name brands.

Oct 31, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1886 posts

Topic: Talkback / Yayyyy I won a prize

Nice prize Stackcats, and happy birthday for the weekend too

Oct 31, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1886 posts

Topic: Talkback / Yayyyy I won a prize

Thanks everyone.
The photo shoot is this Sunday morning at 9am, a day after our 22 nd wedding anniversary! The make up artist will be working overtime as we have the Rollingstones concert the night before.

I agree with you Kassalee, the best photos are the relaxed, happy ones!

Congrats Claire, that’s an awesome prize! Galleria? :) My daugther was a finalist in their 2012 end of year comp, she got a $500 budget to spend on an outfit to put together in an hour & then had to model it. She got to keep the items so was very happy. Looking forward to seeing your photo shoot in a few weeks, it’s my local shops :)

Hi Linda, yes it was the Galleria :)
It’s not my local shops, but it’s the closest one to my sons kindy. I do the school drop off then I have a couple of hours to have a look around the Galleria by myself.
Oh wow, your daughter would have had a ball, spending $500 on an outfit.. I bet she looked gorgeous!
She loved the spend up, she was in a draw for a $5000 shopping spree, but the judges picked another finalist. I would have loved ‘helping’ her spend $5k at Galleria :)

Let me know when the calendars are being released, I’ll make sure I get one!

Oct 30, 2014
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Rose_P
2383 posts

Topic: Industry watch / xmas 2014 gift packs

OMG this thread could be dangerous……

Oct 30, 2014
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Claire88
1703 posts

Topic: Talkback / Yayyyy I won a prize

I recently won katshepsutt’s blog giveaway, the prize was Lovisa necklace and earrings set.

The lovely Kats also gave me an extra Mirenesse lip bomb, so very kind of her! I’ll be wearing them all to my birthday dinner this Sunday :)

lovely prize, congrats stackcats.
can someone link me to katshepsutt’s blog I have read about it in forums a couple of times and want to check out her blogs

Hi dream-angels, here is the link to our gorgeous Kat’s blog
http://katscolourings.blogspot.com.au

Have fun reading and looking at all of Kat’s beautiful creations.