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50 topics, 547 posts, 45 members
  Topics Author Replies Last Post
  so seeing as we have a Labour PM.... trudijoy 2 19 Oct 2017 11:39pm
  Need a laugh? Sophia 5 19 Oct 2017 4:51pm
  Got my Fructis for review..... Sophia 8 18 Oct 2017 7:32pm
  Prime, conceal, cover Amyxxoo 6 17 Oct 2017 9:32am
  NBR Weekend plans? trudijoy 12 18 Oct 2017 9:49pm
  Can I ask a question about trials? trudijoy 19 17 Oct 2017 12:11pm
  Editing past reviews Silvene 9 11 Oct 2017 9:32pm
  Auckland gals LUSH store query littleparadise 5 8 Oct 2017 8:50pm
  NBR - Married At First Sight NZ MareeB 5 12 Oct 2017 4:14pm
  Forum reminder Head Pixie 9 6 Oct 2017 7:01am
  Blonde/White/Grey MareeB 3 3 Oct 2017 8:27pm
  Hair Laser Removal - IPL at Caci annavalli 10 1 Oct 2017 10:22pm
  Peel Then Clay/Mud Masque? Or Mud/Clay Masque Then Peel? tannygirl 6 1 Oct 2017 11:40am
  The Lip Lounge alikat 5 1 Oct 2017 11:46am
  South Korean gel mask: Hanacure KiwiLass 8 1 Oct 2017 9:40pm
  Does Anyone Use the Same Sheet Mask Twice? tannygirl 15 1 Oct 2017 11:31am
  scents for moods, times of day etc trudijoy 19 30 Sep 2017 5:51pm
  Fake tans VickieM 10 2 Oct 2017 7:18am
  Are You a Stickler for Shopping Around Sales and Getting the Best Bargains? Or Do You Go for Convenience and Pay More for Items? tannygirl 22 4 Oct 2017 10:41pm
  Huda Beauty *squeals, faints* StephM 5 4 Oct 2017 3:42pm
  Scalp scrub Silvene 11 3 Oct 2017 11:49am
  Lush Halloween JessB 8 23 Sep 2017 6:56pm
  Ecoya, where have you been all my life? KiwiLass 20 26 Sep 2017 12:31pm
  Reaction Stunning_simplicity 5 18 Sep 2017 11:41am
  NBR - the election! When are you planning to vote? trudijoy 21 24 Sep 2017 11:05am
  Fenty Beauty siouxsannah 12 19 Sep 2017 10:05am
  Sore Muscles Mumof3munchkins 8 16 Sep 2017 10:16am
  NBR Maori Language Week trudijoy 11 19 Sep 2017 3:08pm
  hair dye wishes trudijoy 7 17 Sep 2017 5:09pm
  Forum rules Head Pixie 1 14 Sep 2017 7:28pm
  Excited face! shazatron101 19 16 Sep 2017 7:22pm
  How Cheap Can You Comfortably Go? Skincare tannygirl 9 13 Sep 2017 9:12pm
  I've been crying for days... not. StephM 11 11 Sep 2017 1:11am
  Farmers catalogue this month Charmmy-Kitty 14 10 Sep 2017 10:15pm
  50% off ALL nivea products Toni-Lee 11 28 Sep 2017 8:18am
  Top Rated 2 MareeB 13 7 Sep 2017 8:01pm
  Ugh monday brain trudijoy 9 6 Sep 2017 8:57am
  What Skin Issues Are the Easiest For You to Deal With? What's Your Solution for Getting Rid of Them? tannygirl 7 3 Sep 2017 8:44pm
  Bronzer recommendations for extremely pale skin but with a more neutral undertone? LaurenM 7 3 Sep 2017 3:15pm
  NBR that grumpy time of year! trudijoy 6 5 Sep 2017 9:40am
  Cleanser and Exfoliator in one Mumof3munchkins 8 1 Sep 2017 8:56pm
  NBR do you like your name? (were you meant to have another?) trudijoy 17 4 Sep 2017 10:10am
  Finding a cheaper option for a fave product trudijoy 22 2 Oct 2017 1:10pm
  Buying Here VS In The States itsclearascrystal 20 31 Aug 2017 7:11pm
  NBR - Low Carb/Keto Lisa-Lou 28 3 Sep 2017 9:29pm
  DEF on a no buy for a while... trudijoy 14 29 Aug 2017 9:21am
  Eye makeup moving? Sophia 13 7 Oct 2017 8:07am
  Karen Murrell lipstick GWP trudijoy 9 26 Aug 2017 11:32am
  Product Performance Improves or Declines After the First Few Uses Or Bottles? tannygirl 10 27 Aug 2017 4:44pm
  Rachel Hunter's Tour Of Beauty Is Back itsclearascrystal 13 27 Aug 2017 4:04pm
4 topics, 27 posts, 8 members
  Topics Author Replies Last Post
  NBR Weekend plans? trudijoy 12 18 Oct 2017 9:49pm
  Got my Fructis for review..... Sophia 8 18 Oct 2017 7:32pm
  Need a laugh? Sophia 5 19 Oct 2017 4:51pm
  so seeing as we have a Labour PM.... trudijoy 2 19 Oct 2017 11:39pm
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  siouxsannah
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I'm in.
  trudijoy
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... I'm thinking red lipstick for Friday?

Anyone else keen? let's do this :p
  Sophia
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Workmate said it reminded her of Silence of the Lambs!
Moisturising of the Lambs!
  Julieal
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Good on you -Hope it was worth it.
  MareeB
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Oh thank you Shaz, you're so sweet xx
It's meant to be warm for the next two days - fingers crossed!
  MareeB
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Goodness Sophia - that does look worthy of a horror movie - I hope the result was gorgeous afterwards tho!
  Macs
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That mask looks super hydrating. I must try one of those. 
  Sophia
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Check out the photo I posted on the photowall. ..
  Sophia
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That sounds sensible 
  shazatron101
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Enjoy NP Julieal! I know I do when I visit... even though I live here... hahahaha ;-)

I'll pray to someone that you get some sunshine Maree!! <3 or maybe, everyone gets some sunshine ;-)
  trudijoy
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At least a week for hair product imho
  Sophia
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Also, how many uses is best before doing the review?  I know today whether or not I'd buy it, but on the back it suggests 5 uses will turn my meagre crop into a luscious mane. 
  Sophia
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Do they all smell this good? 
  MissQT
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I got mine today too! I love the smell of the garnier fructis range
  MareeB
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Mmmm that sounds nice Sophia!
  Macs
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I got mine today too. Was nice to see after work . 
  Sophia
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It's smells deliciousssss like a fruity juice. Trying it out tonight!
 
  MareeB
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Oh yes, some nice weather would be good! the cold weather is getting very drilling down here in the south.
  trudijoy
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gosh yeah I hope the weather is nice too. Sounds like a nice weekend you have planned Julie. I'm probs heading up north then back for the markets on Monday :) Will be amazing to slow down for three days!
  Julieal
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I am looking foreward to Labour Weekend -Hope weather is good as we are going to New Plymouth -my partner has family there and parents and brother are buried there so will be nice for him to have some special family time.
  trudijoy
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now i logged in and saw the wee white '1 new invite' but when i clicked on it it said 'no new invites'.

It's playing games with my sanity, I swear it.
  Imoshen
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Charmmy-Kitty your comment about having a technology detox made me laugh so thanks for that!

I too sometimes log in, see the invite and say "oh I want that" only to click on the link and see it has been filled.  Sometimes these girls are just far too fast ;).
  shazatron101
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My weekend was so relaxed. Friday night we went to my brother in laws 21st dinner - but the best part was the Christmas shop afterwards. And cos it was dark the lights looked SO much better :D. Saturday was so hot and warm, so I got the lawns done and a fair bit of washing, and on Sunday we went visiting my muvva so that was nice too :D

Labour weekend I'm most excited for - I hijacked some deck cleaner from my mum's place so that's going to get nice and sparkly, ready for a stain when we can afford it. Just pray that my waterblaster works as I've done 1/3 of the deck already but it was all by hand (and I'm paying for it today!) hahahaha
  shazatron101
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I haven't found anything that "works" for me. Not really. I have foundations and BB creams and I like them but they dont work in my favor a lot of the time. Supposedly, if the foundation's first ingredient is water (or silicone) then you use a primer to match that... As well as your skin care. I dunno how true that is, or if it even works well but there you go.
I keep meaning to try it with my Estee Lauder foundation, as that gets a big weird on the outside of my face, but I just never do!
  Julieal
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Sorry Trudi -I haven't been in that position but was just thinking about not wasting the product you have .
  Beauty88
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I had many doubts abour it as well
  Charmmy-Kitty
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Sounds like a good plan! I've been quite tempted to get the max factor primer too after seeing so many good reviews on it, hurry up Farmers and have a good sale!
  trudijoy
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Julie that's going against guidelines - accepting a trial then giving it away without trialling it yourself is a no-no!

I was going to decline but it was full before i clicked in anyway so no harm done, was just very confused for a moment.
  Julieal
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I have been very lucky but always in trials I have put my name down -I missed out on the mask as i was away and didn't log in that day -Trudi you could give the mask to a friend and they could trial it perhaps ?
  Amyxxoo
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I admit a couple of my recent purchase have been a little on the spot but then some I've looked into reviews before buying. I'm used to a matte primer and foundation, I'm almost contemplating buy a hydrating primer to see if this will make any difference, I suspect it will. Yes that honestly is such a good point! When I used my max factor primer with foundation (trailed for BR) they worked beautifully together. In fact I used them almost everyday till I ran out. I've rencently tried a new foundation which I love but it does dry matte. I know the primer  they make is a hydrating one so I might just purchase that :)
  Charmmy-Kitty
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Formulation changes are the absolute death of me. Or when something works really well then when I rebuy it doesn't work anymore.

Amyxxoo have you tried using a primer and a foundation from the same company maybe? I imagine if they came from the same line they might be formulated to specifically compliment each other? And some may even have the same 'goal' like overall to brighten or something.
  Charmmy-Kitty
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I never knew there was so much to the trial invites process, that was really fascinating! Had a bit of an emotional rollercoaster this morning logging in to see I'd been invited for two trials at once but both had been filled D: This weekend was clearly not a good time for a technology detox!
  Imoshen
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I had a really good thing going with my holy grails too and one day, the formulation in one of them changed (the cleanser) which has put everything else out of whack so now I'm also on the hunt for new holy grails.

I hate the search, it's expensive and disheartening but I do it one step in my routine at a time and see how much I can make it work before I move onto the next.

It also involves a lot of review research and digging into ingredient lists.
  Amyxxoo
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I've been using my 'holy grails' prime, conceal and cover (primer, concealer and foundation) products for a good 2 years now. 
 Well I ran recently ran out of my go to primer and concealer and thought why not give something else a go. Who knew it was so hard to find products that work so well together! 
 I was so disheartend by the fact I purchased 3 new primers that don't go well with my foundation and the new concealer that pretty much wipes my foundation off.
 I don't want to go back to my same old holy grails, so my question is, what are some tips on finding products that work well together for you? 

 
  Artemis
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That's interrresting! Haven't been on for awhile but I got an invite too, unfortunately missed out due to issues with logging in. 

all the best for your move, Macs! 
  trudijoy
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Thanks Julie! Pretty excited :) ooh I love Tga too!
  Julieal
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Congrats  Trudi for the promotion .We have been staying up in Ak for last 2 weeks but on our way home this weekend to Tauranga.
  trudijoy
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Diwali was pretty cool, got some henna, had a mango lassi, wandered around...

If you're going and you want henna, shop around The first place I went to quoted $40 for the double hand design i wanted and i ended up getting it for $20 and i'm stoked with it.
  Macs
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I'm working early morning shifts . While moving house again. Luckily I won't need to move for 2 years after this move. I've been cleaning ceilings and walls. I can't wait for it to be over 
  MissQT
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I'm going out for brunch tomorrow with some friends to a nice cafe in the city. I'm hoping the weather is good here too.
  trudijoy
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It's raining AGAIN in Akl but i still think I'll go to the Diwali Festival tomorrow and maybe do some shopping too.

I'm still celebrating my amazing week (I got promoted!) and feeling the need to buy myself something pretty haha.

What's on the cards for all you lovelies this weekend?
  KiwiLass
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I'd always assumed, from a research-geek point of view, that having some reviewers who genuinely usually don't like/aren't interested in the product (broadly speaking), would be of benefit for objectivity. If they end up coming around to and enhoying the product, then that speaks big kudos for whatever the product is (so long as the reason for the dislike is not allergy or other safety issues!).
I'd said I'm not usually a fan of face masks - they always slip off and I find them annoying. But I'm genuinely open to seeing if these are an improvement on the usual hassles of them, so we shall see!
  Julieal
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There are some drama Queens -getting interesting
  Macs
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I'm so behind in te programmes Maree. I watched the Australian version. What days is that on so I can record it?
  Macs
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I got my first invite too . It's been a while . Mine is shampoo and conditioner. I haven't reviewed hair care before. Good question soozie. I'm in the middle of moving house again. I should be in there next week . Hopefully I have no problems with delievery. 
  JessB
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Sounds like a very complicated process Nat! From the sounds of it there were a lot of face masks to go out, which I'm pretty happy about.  Hopefully your perfect-matched product will come along soon Trudi :) 
  worldofsooziewong
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I wrote a couple of reviews on the same day last week. One of them got approved a couple of days ago but I haven't heard anything about the other one?
  worldofsooziewong
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Awesome, thanks Nat. I have a new courier who actually knows where I live so should get here ok now!
  Silvene
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Thank you. 
  First Lady
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Cheers MissQT - spot on!

Silvene - I'll republish yours when I do a scan of reviews this evening :)

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