7 mths, 3 wks ago

How many friends have you made on BH forums?

Just thought I’d lighten the mood a bit. How many friends have you made on the BH forums?

I’ve made numerous friends and at least three I’d call good friends. I have no idea what they look like or any other info other than they love beauty products and competitions as much as I do, and that’s enough for me.

We truly have a great community here on the forums.

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  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    Hey @Trish 👋🏼😊 I’m trying to read your comment to me on the forum page and it just takes me to the first page of the forum topic 🤷🏻‍♀️ First time I’ve had an issue of this kind on here. I tried filtering the comments from newest to oldest to oldest to newest to see if I could see it that day but no luck. 🥺

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    So good to read all the replies here 🙂

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    Everyone is so lovely here, I love it when we go to events and can put a face to a name. This is just a big family with a huge number of sisters!

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    Hello! It’s ages since I’ve been here. I used to be a huge part of this group, and I made lots of friends from visiting this forum. But I haven’t been here for several months, because I can’t work out what on earth they have done to it! I don’t like the way they have changed it, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make it work. I’m absolutely devastated, because this group was such a huge part of my life before 🙁

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      Hello @Rose_P, you will get used to it. The worst thing is trying to reply but getting an repeated error message but having no idea why…
      Welcome back!

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      Hi, back, @Rose_P – I remember fondly that you were one of the first to welcome ME back after I had a break. Hope your health is under some control and that you are coping.

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      Welcome back,Rose_P!! I was wondering where you had gotten to.
      Give it a couple of days and you’ll have these forums figured out real quick.

      To answer the question. There aren’t many (if any) BH events in SA so I haven’t many anyone from here unfortunately :(.
      I can’t remember her username but there was one member who lived close by, that I would see out and about. We would give each other a knowing look every time we crossed paths hahaha.

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      We’ve missed you, @Rose_P!

      Yeah, I was heartbroken at first. I’m slowly getting the hang of things, but there are so many features I miss. I know Bh is still working at getting features up, but it’s hard to navigate at the moment!

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      Hi Rose_P, it has been a while since we’ve seen you. Just keep browsing and posting and you’d be right back at home on the site in no time.

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    I love how positive this forum is 🙂

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    I’m really missing the like button because ‘like’ others I have received so much support from everyone on Beautyheaven (and homeheaven) even though I have never met them🙂

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      Hear, hear! I also miss the Like button. Now, I feel obliged to post a comment to show support or acknowledge I’ve seen & read someone’s reply to me.

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      Agreeing totally, @Gilliey!! Likes happening in my head all the time because I can’t add any.

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        Misfortune and Trish, pleased I’m not the only one missing the ‘like’😉

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        Nope, add me to the list. I also felt supported whenever I got a Like…it’s always nice to know your words are appreciated.

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    I have made many friends both in the BH events and on this forum. Some I would consider have become quite close. Including you, GeeJ! Here’s me hoping that the feeling is mutual (LOL)

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    Same as @Misfortune8 , I consider you all friends. In my real day to day life I am asocial too. Have 2 true longtime lifetime friends I can rely on, but both males…so all other stuff we share here together! Many girl friends then!💞

    Love how diverse the community is. And even though there are rare quarrels here, I respect and accept everyone’s choices, realities and facts. We live and learn and grow. Acceptance is very important in this world 🙏, especially now. Also love support people are sharing too when some have difficult times. 🥰

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      That’s surprising to read that you consider yourself asocial, @Yohanna: you come across, in my perception, as someone very sociable.

      Lots of girl friends, here though!

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        haha… @Misfortune8 , most people see me as such. But complete introvert. My work was and is face to face, did lectures in front of large crowds, classes, managing big groups of people etc. So that comes across as confidence. Though in private life I like my space and quietness.
        Yeah, lots of gf here 🥰

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        I’m aldo asocial or an introvert personality type. Have 2 very close friends, some casual neighbors. I tend to spend a lot of time alone but like it.

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        Yes, I always prefer solitude to company.

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        Fellow introvert here. I can turn on the extroverted side of me (it’s there); but I’ve realised it’s emotionally draining for me when I do it, especially if I’m around people who are more introverted than me (for some reason I feel some weird internal pressure to be more extroverted in those moments in order to carry the conversation). I’ve had to learn to relax & just let things be in those moments rather than pushing it. Besides, when I have pushed it, I’ve cringed at my behaviour…

        I don’t socialise much at all (thanks social anxiety!) & I also get overwhelmed when I’m in larger groups of people, especially if I don’t know them well. I’m much better in one-on-one situations or smaller groups.

  • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

    I think there is so many lovely people an Bh both staff and members who are really helpful and if I an a bit down and read some of the forums I always get a lift so lots of friends by default – Thank You

  • 7 mths, 3 wks ago

    “A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body.

    I’ve got two good friends.”
    Comedian Rich Hall

    I’m not a very social person: I’m asocial, which is often confused with antisocial. I’ve never attended a Bh event, despite living close. I’ve been to one get-together after an event. I remember I was shellshocked by a family event at the time, so I wasn’t at my best socially. It was the first time I’d met any members personally, & there were many others I’d like to have met. When I chat with my sisters, I’ll often say: “my friend said such & such” – referring to someone on the Bh forum. I regard you forumites as friends.

    I’m yet to follow anyone, apart from bh’s @Eleni & @samanthamcmeekin. I’m still waiting to find out what it means to follow someone: when we get our notifications back, will it be swamped every time someone I follow makes a forum or article comment?

    I feel a little guilty because I’ve had email notifications that some members are following me. If I follow someone & my message box gets overwhelmed, will members get an email notification if I unfollow them? That could cause more hurt feelings than not being followed in the first place. So, I hope nobody’s offended that I’m not following them yet.

    I’m so curious to find out what it means to follow.

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      I haven’t followed anyone else either for that same reason, I have gotten a notification of two followers but I have not followed back as I don’t know what the follow feature means at this time. If it means that I get a notification of each post they make… jikes!
      It is not that I don’t want to follow, I need to know what I am getting myself into first!

    • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

      **mis8** it’s so super sweet that you referred us forumites as your friends. You certainly are my friend. I didn’t say it at the time, because I didn’t want to scare you away, but I feel very honoured to sit next to you, the mysterious mis8, at that get-together event that you mentioned. It might sound weird, but I don’t think I can forget that, so thank you!

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        Haha – I’m mysterious?

        I remember checkout out your skin, you are after all a @Skincare junkie – &, great skin!

        I remember hoping I didn’t offend anyone because I’m not a hugger; & wishing I could be as socially at ease as @rivetlicker because she seemed so comfortable.

        I also realised when I left that I hadn’t laughed – shellshocked by some family news at the time. Everyone’s usually startled when they hear my laugh for the first time. So, I’ve gotten away with it for now.

      • 7 mths, 2 wks ago

        Not everybody is a hugger and that’s okay 🙂

        Bodily autonomy is important to me, and I will always respect another’s boundaries when it comes to that. Some people get really offended by people not wanting to hug them (certain family members), and I don’t think they realise that it isn’t about them, some people just don’t like being touched/have social boundaries in place.

        If in doubt, ask, if it’s a no, just take it and move on…? A wave and a hello/goodbye (or in my case, a mumbled mhemmo/buhh) are as much a greeting/farewell as a hug.

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