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  Jade/Rose Quartz Facial Rollers thirtywinks 3 20 Apr 2018 9:34am
  Which Beauty Products Did You Not Like The First Few Times But Have Since Grown On You? tannygirl 10 20 Apr 2018 10:42pm
  NBR Travel insurance recommendations? tabucutie 14 21 Apr 2018 1:36am
  Who's tried the L'oreal x Balmain lipsticks? What do you think? Sophia 4 20 Apr 2018 10:18pm
  $35k Gossip Fairy 25 21 Apr 2018 8:14am
  oh poop Stunning_simplicity 11 19 Apr 2018 7:03pm
  Caramel/Vanilla Fragrance Lisa-Lou 14 19 Apr 2018 9:25pm
  Natural/Organic Skin Care Question thirtywinks 10 17 Apr 2018 10:45pm
  New finds from America trudijoy 31 18 Apr 2018 4:52pm
  eyelash curlers fairyfluff 8 16 Apr 2018 1:56pm
  Lip Brushes itsclearascrystal 5 15 Apr 2018 6:32am
  Colour Junkie cosmetics MareeB 8 13 Apr 2018 5:03pm
  Not long to go till the next vault Stunning_simplicity 25 20 Apr 2018 10:21pm
  Warehouse conditioner MareeB 9 10 Apr 2018 7:40pm
  NBR Happy Good Friday MareeB 49 8 Apr 2018 8:55am
  NBR, What to wear kim_rose 6 30 Mar 2018 8:16pm
  Has Anyone Ordered From Beautybay Recently? tannygirl 3 30 Mar 2018 8:51pm
  Has anyone bought off realtechniques.com.au site? tannygirl 8 17 Apr 2018 2:07pm
  Best Beauty Box Ever MareeB 12 2 Apr 2018 3:02pm
  Chemist Warehouse, have you been? tabucutie 20 20 Apr 2018 10:24pm
  Calling all Dry/Dehydrated Skin Types Imoshen 2 23 Mar 2018 5:15pm
  Calling all K-Beauty Users Imoshen 12 23 Mar 2018 9:25am
  Farmers points are back kim_rose 12 22 Mar 2018 8:31pm
  Farmers gift with purchases this week Charmmy-Kitty 11 19 Mar 2018 4:33pm
  Love the Product, Hate the Packaging! tannygirl 19 13 Apr 2018 4:54pm
  When you lose faith in a brand Silvene 4 10 Mar 2018 9:24pm
  Collagen capsules lifeissupa 9 11 Mar 2018 12:08pm
  Hikoco Imoshen 3 10 Mar 2018 3:59pm
  drumroll.... SEPHORA are looking for a NZ site!!!!! trudijoy 13 12 Mar 2018 5:17pm
  Victoria Health no longer stocking DECIEM products (incl The Ordinary) Imoshen 7 9 Mar 2018 5:38pm
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  When a Dream Cart = Personalized Discount Code! tannygirl 11 28 Feb 2018 6:47pm
  50% off Garnier products Toni-Lee 16 4 Mar 2018 10:20am
  Review moderation - trials trudijoy 31 18 Apr 2018 5:51am
  Yayyyy Mecca Maxima k3r1pakai 19 1 Mar 2018 7:05pm
  Wish and purchasing footwear Mumof3Munchkins 10 27 Feb 2018 10:35pm
  How long should you wait for a parcel to be delivered? itsclearascrystal 15 26 Feb 2018 10:12pm
  NBR (or is it) - so humid! trudijoy 15 22 Feb 2018 7:13pm
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  $35k Gossip Fairy 25 21 Apr 2018 8:14am
  My gel polish story - A warning to others!! pink_kumera 25 21 Apr 2018 1:29am
  Not long to go till the next vault Stunning_simplicity 25 20 Apr 2018 10:21pm
  Chemist Warehouse, have you been? tabucutie 20 20 Apr 2018 10:24pm
  NBR Travel insurance recommendations? tabucutie 14 21 Apr 2018 1:36am
  Caramel/Vanilla Fragrance Lisa-Lou 14 19 Apr 2018 9:25pm
  oh poop Stunning_simplicity 11 19 Apr 2018 7:03pm
  Which Beauty Products Did You Not Like The First Few Times But Have Since Grown On You? tannygirl 10 20 Apr 2018 10:42pm
  Who's tried the L'oreal x Balmain lipsticks? What do you think? Sophia 4 20 Apr 2018 10:18pm
  Jade/Rose Quartz Facial Rollers thirtywinks 3 20 Apr 2018 9:34am
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  kim_rose
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This just gets better and better * happy face*
  worldofsooziewong
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Where did you get Mist You Madly from mumof3? I've never seen it in Mecca. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I always use 1Cover but I never actually made a claim from them. 

Id never travel without travel insurance. My motto is: if you can't afford travel insurance then you can't afford to travel. 
  zoeycarter
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Hello. I am a newbie in nails industry. After 23 years, I've retired from old job, and I am looking forward to start working as a manicurist. This is my hobby since I was young. Can you recommend me which are the best products? What gel polish, nail lamp, scissors etc. should I use? Please advise. Thank you!
  trudijoy
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I find I have to work so quickly with the benefit tints to avoid weird patterns but I love the finish! I have benetint and lollitint 
  Koni
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Benefit Benetint.  After using it for 5 months I still hated it but 2 years later I have to have it in my makeup stash (wish it wasn't so pricey!?).  I still feel it requires a bit of effort which was one of the pain points but I have a better appreciation for tints today - which reminds me I need to update my review.
  thirtywinks
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I have and I love it! It's huge and they have products that I don't usually see in malls. Been there twice but was on a rush so I couldn't really explore the whole place. Their pricing is really competitive too.
  Koni
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I thought I had a fair idea of the number of products going out for trial but good golly I was clearly off.  I can't even begin to process that BR has given away more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of vault products - unbelievable. 
  thirtywinks
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I probably won't have enough points to join this round but it looks really fun! I do agree that perfumes would be awesome though. :)
  MareeB
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I can't wait. A small bright spot to look forward too...
  thirtywinks
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Also haven't but I love the packaging! They look really sleek.
  Charmmy-Kitty
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Ooooh haven't heard about these yet! Google imaged it and it the packaging looks beautiful! But not really colours I would wear though.
  sarahellaoverton
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Does anyone know when we get our sneak peek for this one?
  itsclearascrystal
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I checked these out after seeing your post. I love the concept, but refrained from buying because I had similar shades to those that I liked at first glance.
  Macs
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That’s closer to me . I’ll check that one out
  trudijoy
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there's a new one in Botany :)
  trudijoy
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Mecca def have the body butter (the righteous butter) that postie had, in two sizes, as well as the shower cream (clean on me) in two sizes, and so much more besides :)
  Macs
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I miss that body butter. Once I’ve panned my stash I’ll go into Mecca for a look. Wish Postie Plus would bring it back.
  Macs
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I’ve never thought about that. I’ll remember those for when I go for my cruise next year.
  tannygirl
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    I hope they bring more of the Smoothie Star line. I saw the Australia Mecca site had the Smoothie Star Body Buttercream. I smelt the travelsized pot in the Christmas giftset and really want a fullsized tub, plus the giftset was only limited edition.
  trudijoy
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it's still available at Mecca Maxima, this thread's like 3 years old <3
  itsclearascrystal
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Heard of the first two but not the last one. Sorry.
  itsclearascrystal
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Mellow's liquid lipstick. I hadn't use liquid lipsticks much and found it really drying. After using Kat Von D's which is an amazing formula. I got used to them and now wear the Mellow one all the time.
  Mumof3Munchkins
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Wow, haven't been on here for awhile and look at all the mischief you caused Gossip Fairy ha ha ha. 

This sounds super exciting eek :-)
  Mumof3Munchkins
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Please tell me there is an update to a new stockist as I've just fallen in love the Mist You Madly Body Spray - omg. I need more of it and need lots.

Help lol
  Toni-Lee
(437 posts)
I always go through southern cross.
  Imoshen
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Oooooooo thanks for your review here!  I have my eye on Hayo'u Beauty Restorer's Face Tool but I wonder if it is just a gimmick.
  tabucutie
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I don't think I have looked at state yet. Will check that out today. Primary runners at the moment I have 1cover, tower, and travelinsurance.co.nz. They have the lowest total cost which includes unlimited medical but I have not heard of them before and don't know if they are reliable?

I should probably just pay the extra and stick with  company I have atleastheard of? Does anyone happen to have or knowof any travel claim stories/experiences?
  tabucutie
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Snowberry? I haven't heard of it but I assume it's a brand? I shall do further research today. It sounds like this could be the best vault yet,  I am so glad I swapped shifts to get the day off.
  itsclearascrystal
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I hadn't heard of them but they sound interesting. Thanks for sharing :)
  itsclearascrystal
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Enjoy your holiday. We always use state because they do fly buys.
  Lisa-Lou
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OK cool thanks Trudi, I will have a look for them :-)
  trudijoy
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Sounding worth sacrificing a sleep in for! When is the preview ?!?! :D
  MareeB
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Wowee those are some big numbers Nat!!! It's been wonderful watching the site develop and change over time while all those vaults and trials have been happening!!
  trudijoy
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Oh also it’s not perfume but Glasshouse make their Tahaa scent as a handcream. It’s the one they burn at Peter Alexander stores; super caramel vanilla goodness
  trudijoy
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I love them! My current fave is Wicked and my all time fave is Bombshell. I usually get them in Aus, got my latest ones in Hawaii. The only NZ store is at the intl airport. They do pop up at the warehouse, in brand sales, on nzsale etc. just the mists though. Not sure if they’re legit
  Lisa-Lou
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I've never tried any Victoria Secrets scents, where do I buy them?
  MareeB
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Please be Elizabeth Arden, please be Elizabeth Arden... or Lush....
  Head Pixie
(455 posts)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand... a beloved Beauty Review and Rewards Vault brand has just confirmed three lines of product! 

I won't say who... but let's just say when I saw the email I had a wee bit of an excited hot flush.
  trudijoy
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The VS Vanilla one is suuuuuuper vanilla-y, i quite liked that but bought (cough) 8 other fragrances.  And three lotions.  Not even sorry.  
  Lisa-Lou
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Thanks Shaz that is very helpful! I do love the gypsy fair but it has been and gone unfortunately. I went into the body shop and did smell all the perfumes last week but I had smelled so much in farmers that it was just far too much and my sniffer was playing up so I will go back and try the vanilla again :-)

Will look at the Katy Perry one. Thank you!
  shazatron101
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hahahahahahahahah brown pigment siouxsannah IM CACKLING so good
  shazatron101
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excited face! i cant wait. i hope theres some more of my fave dyes in there haha i love getting them! i should really get on to smashing out some reviews, not for the vault but cos i feel in a typy mood!
  shazatron101
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i looouuurrrvvveeee vanilla perfumes - i have at least 6 hahahahaha.

i have two from The Body Shop, both divine. one is a proper perfume and i think the other is supposed to be like a body spray but i use it as a perfume 

Katy Perry does a perfume thats very vanilla-ry, it's called Mad Potion.

i also have a Victoria's Secret vanilla body spray!

also, if the gypsy fairs come around your ways and youre into that sorta thing, theres a woman who sells the most gorgeous bottles of perfume oil things and i have one in, yes, you guessed it, vanilla. and the best thing about this perfume is it only gets better as it ages, rather than going rank like most do. and i know this cos i used it the other day and the scent got soooo much better. hnnn *heart eyes*

i also have vanillary from LUSH and like you i find that theres something in it that throws me off, its not quite as vanilla as i like, but i do enjoy layering it with one of my above sprays lol

sorry none of them have caramel notes but i just truly love vanilla smells lol.
  Lisa-Lou
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Yea Macs I have Lush Vanillary. While I do love it, there is some smell in it that I don't like. Lol I am fussy.
  First Lady
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And not just one line of Snowberry....Pixie and I are a bit jealous!

Macs at last count we'd sent over 38,000 full sized products out for trial, but how much in $$$, I have NO idea!  We've given away over $300,000 of product in the vaults.

I've been working on the Vault today and we've now got over $40,000 of products inside.  It's going to be ruddy brilliant!  

xox
 
  Silvene
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Lush Herbalism Cleanser. The first time I used it I literally gagged on the smell and seriously thought about just throwing the tub away. I’ve been using it for a week now, and I’ve gotten used to the smell (I still don’t like the scent, but it’s not as gag-worthy anymore), and I actually like how it’s making my oily skin feel. It definitely has unclogged some stubborn blackheads on my nose, and leaves my skin feeling oh so smooth and clean, but not stripped of all natural moisture. 
  Macs
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I got solid perfume from Lush Vanillary in my boxing day haul . If you swatch it in store for a try? 
  thirtywinks
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I got myself a Jade Roller to try out and wanted to share about my experience. I basically use it for about 10 minutes a day, rolling it over my skin upwards and outwards from the center of the face and so far I'm very happy with it! It's so therapeutic to use as the jade is very cool on the skin, and it does a good job of relaxing the skin at night before sleeping. Since my face is also very saggy (LOL I have big cheeks), I find that it does help with lifting the face ever so slightly or at least making it look more lifted in general. You can also put it in the fridge for a few hours for colder application.

I've used it for about a month and I've also noticed that the angry acne on my face has flattened. The jade roller is known to help with blood circulation in the face and better absorption of skin care products, among others. I still have a lot of acne scars on my face but I feel that it did help make my skin more alive and less pale.

Has anyone tried using jade rollers and seen improvements in their skin? There's also a rose quartz counterpart of it but I haven't tried. I have to say though it was surprisingly so hard to find one here in NZ. 

For those of you who are curious to know more about these facial rollers: 
http://www.instyle.com/beauty/skin/jade-roller-facial-massage-benefits
  thirtywinks
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It can be a little trickier for skin care because some products do give you break outs at the beginning before giving you the pay off later. Or sometimes (like for @tannygirl) you really need to spend time finding the best way to apply a product for it to really work. That's provided the breakout doesn't put you off. I look at forums beforehand but you really have to try for yourself to know what works best for you.

I remember all that hype for the Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay which also came with a warning about clogging your pipes. I got so paranoid about it that I would usually wash it off very carefully with warm water on a small bowl in my sink, then pouring the more watery liquid on the sink and the rest in the toilet. It was so SO hassle that I almost stopped using it. 

I also tried out the Mini Slant Tweezers from Tweezerman last year and it was so hard to use. They were seriously so tiny and hard to get a proper grip on. But they were also hella expensive so I couldn't not use it. It took about two months until I finally got used to its size and it wasn't so bad after that. 

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