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50 topics, 695 posts, 55 members
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  Wish and purchasing footwear Mumof3Munchkins 5 23 Feb 2018 5:13pm
  How long should you wait for a parcel to be delivered? itsclearascrystal 12 23 Feb 2018 11:52am
  NBR (or is it) - so humid! trudijoy 15 22 Feb 2018 7:13pm
  Help - Allergic Reaction to BareMinerals? jayherself 0 19 Feb 2018 8:52pm
  Laser tattoo removal Lisa-Lou 7 18 Feb 2018 2:27pm
  NBR: Happy Lunar New Year! trudijoy 15 18 Feb 2018 12:52pm
  fave conditioning treatments/conditioners trudijoy 5 19 Feb 2018 10:17pm
  If you won the lottery, what would be the first beauty product you would buy? Mumof3Munchkins 31 20 Feb 2018 12:14pm
  Avon closure Macs 18 21 Feb 2018 10:09am
  Face oils - what are you using? shazatron101 16 19 Feb 2018 10:34pm
  What’s the best thing you’ve ever won? KiwiLass 11 19 Feb 2018 9:47pm
  OMG - Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Scent - IN LOVE!!! Mumof3Munchkins 6 22 Feb 2018 12:43pm
  Living Proof Shampoo / Conditioner Imoshen 2 13 Feb 2018 1:50pm
  Cult Beauty free international shipping worldofsooziewong 23 14 Feb 2018 8:45pm
  Mita TanglePro itsclearascrystal 10 13 Feb 2018 7:00pm
  Discontinued Products! courtney95 19 19 Feb 2018 10:29pm
  Lingerie Imoshen 8 10 Feb 2018 10:04am
  How to Fix A Pressed Powder Product That Looks Like It's Gone Waxy In the Pan tannygirl 2 20 Feb 2018 3:00pm
  Bridal Beauty - anyone have any advice?? JessB 7 9 Feb 2018 4:39pm
  Make up FAILS EliseMM 1 7 Feb 2018 7:17pm
  Recycling Your Cosmetic Empties itsclearascrystal 9 20 Feb 2018 3:06pm
  overzealous moderation is so amusing trudijoy 11 20 Feb 2018 3:03pm
  Products - Not What You Were Expecting Mumof3Munchkins 24 8 Feb 2018 10:25pm
  Feeling old lifeissupa 8 6 Feb 2018 3:51pm
  Can't find a semi... MareeB 12 5 Feb 2018 1:02pm
  Auckland girls with lash extensions, where do you go? reneehi 3 4 Feb 2018 9:11am
  Mecca Beauty Loop boxes land tomorrow! trudijoy 40 6 Feb 2018 8:02am
  NBR - Awake and Nervous - KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL Mumof3Munchkins 30 3 Feb 2018 7:55pm
  Wanting strong nails SandieNZ 13 5 Feb 2018 7:55am
  Australis cosmetic deal Johanna 2 28 Jan 2018 10:52pm
  BRBB 2018 ETA Mumof3Munchkins 7 29 Jan 2018 7:58pm
  The Extraordinary Ordinary KiwiLass 17 2 Feb 2018 5:00pm
  Mecca Beauty Must Haves Mumof3Munchkins 40 18 Feb 2018 3:19pm
  Collagen Supplements Imoshen 8 31 Jan 2018 2:14pm
  NBR passport photos trudijoy 14 29 Jan 2018 9:29pm
  The Vegan Box Mumof3Munchkins 7 29 Jan 2018 8:29pm
  It would be great if. .. Sophia 11 3 Feb 2018 1:50pm
  Referring Friends Mumof3Munchkins 8 23 Jan 2018 9:34am
  Tarte free shipping this weekend siouxsannah 19 25 Jan 2018 1:07pm
  Pan projects kim_rose 17 19 Feb 2018 10:16pm
  NBR - B12 deficiency Lisa-Lou 24 21 Jan 2018 8:46pm
  Best Beauty Box Ever [1 2] MareeB 57 6 Feb 2018 3:36pm
  Mini mascara Lisa-Lou 21 28 Jan 2018 10:32am
  Mac prep + prime BB cream Lisa-Lou 20 4 Feb 2018 8:14pm
  NBR Happy Saturday MareeB 6 13 Jan 2018 3:18pm
  The st Tropez tan from the vault trudijoy 8 19 Jan 2018 3:04pm
  Ecoya candles sale worldofsooziewong 22 10 Feb 2018 12:09pm
  How Long Does Tarte Orders Take To Ship Here? tannygirl 7 18 Jan 2018 8:45pm
  Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Regime Reviews Violet27 4 11 Jan 2018 10:19am
  eyelash perm KiwiLass 13 18 Jan 2018 8:53pm
4 topics, 38 posts, 15 members
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  NBR (or is it) - so humid! trudijoy 15 22 Feb 2018 7:13pm
  How long should you wait for a parcel to be delivered? itsclearascrystal 12 23 Feb 2018 11:52am
  OMG - Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Scent - IN LOVE!!! Mumof3Munchkins 6 22 Feb 2018 12:43pm
  Wish and purchasing footwear Mumof3Munchkins 5 23 Feb 2018 5:13pm
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  tannygirl
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   I'm a bit of showroom-er when it comes to shoes. I try out the brand I'm interested in store if I can find it and then if I find the brand I like cheaper online then I get it. 
  tannygirl
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The longest I've ever waited for DHL was about two months. Luckily it was a Beautylish order and after it was held up still in the US after about three weeks I contacted them about it and they apologized and FED-EXed my order to me. The customer service is incredible with them and they sell the Ordinary at the lowest price online.
  Macs
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The most I’ve ever waited is two weeks. Never waited months before. I have been meaning to make an iherb order someday soon ..I need to pan everything I have first though lol 
  Macs
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I’ve never purchased from them before. Be good to hear how it goes.
  kim_rose
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This heat and menopause, not a good mix for me.  I wear full face make up everyday and oh boy, it is a real test most days.
  shazatron101
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I finally have power!!! 44 hours later! Honestly, I squealed with joy and boiled the jug. My cup of tea has never been sweeter!!!
  Charmmy-Kitty
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I haven't bought anything clothes/shoes related from wish but I hear there's a bit of discrepancy as to sizing. Some sellers are really true to size but some aren't. It's probably good to check out the review section to get an idea of what other buyers thought because I'm sure if something consistently tended to run small or large, lots of people would comment and complain.
  Charmmy-Kitty
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Yeah, I've had lots of international orders suddenly get held up once they're in NZ. And the annoying thing is often the tracking stops once they get into nz. I'd give it a good fortnight like other ladies have suggested.
  Julieal
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This sounds really nice -I must check it out -Thanks
  MissQT
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I love the soap and glory scent! I've used the sugar crush hand cream too. The mojito hand cream scent smells lovely too.
  courtney95
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DHL is soooo great! Ordered something from Aus yesterday and it arrived today, was so shocked. 
  MareeB
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The rain was so heavy it woke me at 4am. It's clear outside now but totally freezing cold.
  worldofsooziewong
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I get hammered by the nor westerlies where I live so it just sounded like a regularly storm to me. So I was surprised to see the damage that it had done at my local beach on the news. Of course my school didn't close at all lol. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I would say it's held up at customs too. Happened to me at the same time it happened to Lisa-Lou (the lip balm orders!). I'd used the cheapest shipping (I got the shipping for free) but I stick to DHL for iherb now. Never had a problem with that method. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I bought a pair of shoes of Asos and went by my European sizing. They were not only a perfect fit, but are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. Asos off free returns - I wouldn't have ordered from them otherwise. 
  Macs
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My partner has our fan on 24/7 even in bed. At work my foundation is melting specially on the t zone . 
  Mumof3Munchkins
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I take it you have a tracking number hun? It could be delayed due to the storm or or other delays etc. Which shipping option did you choose?
  Mumof3Munchkins
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(2338 posts)
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Hey lovelies, have seen heaps of shoes and boots and just wondering if anyone on here as purchased any and if so, how did you work out the right sizing?
  MissQT
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I've had orders get stuck in customs before too. From memory it took a couple of weeks to be cleared as well.
  Lisa-Lou
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We had to shut work as the wind was insane. My bosses windscreen got smashed and dents all over his car from stuff flying around. Was nice to go home and get into bed. Power went off about 8pm. Beautiful day today and hot.
  MareeB
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We didnt get the wind luckily. Just rain. Lots and lots of rain!
  shazatron101
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That wind yesterday from Gita was warm! All gone now though and its now a cool breeze.

How'd everyone fair from the storm? My power has been out since roughly 430/5ish yesterday, and the winds blew the roof of my shed off! Thank god the man was home when it happened cos I couldnt string a blimmen sentence together when I rang the emergency dept!
  MareeB
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And it rained, and it rained and it rained....
  Amyxxoo
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I saw this on Facebook too. I remember when I was little and my Mum sold it. It's been around for years! Personally I've never purchased from them before.
  Amyxxoo
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It's been impossible to escape the humidity as of late. We open the entire house up in hopes it'll cool down but it never really does. We have the fire lit today because it's so cold!
  Amyxxoo
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I haven't ordered from there before but once it's been cleared by customs and out for delivery I wouldn't expect to be waiting any longer than 2 weeks for a parcel that's come from overseas.
  itsclearascrystal
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The cheapest one. Usually I get my orders from them pretty quickly. The last tracking update said it had arrived in Auckland and was now being transferred to NZ Post, which I can't track.

I might give them 2 weeks then contact them to see if they can find where the parcel is at.
  Julieal
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I would expect no longer than 2 weeks max
  Lisa-Lou
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Mine took 2 months once it arrived! It got stuck at customs for ages. What shipping did you pay for?
  Lisa-Lou
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Ugh hate humidity! My face gets so sweaty which is embarrassing. I chuck my hair up in a messy bun and go bare face. I work with machines where there's lots of steam and it is like an oven inside. Roll on winter I say.
  itsclearascrystal
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I made an order from iherb which arrived at Auckland airport last Monday but hasn't arrived at my address yet. How long should I wait before I contact them?
  Mumof3Munchkins
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Yesterday was insane, our office is literally a sauna as we are in a temporary building while our new yard is being built and it is frickin crazy. Tiny little USB fans as big fans make all the paperwork blow everywhere. Today though was much better and I wasn't roasting like a chuck lol.
  MareeB
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No humidity problems today - it's freezing down here :(
  MissQT
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I'm the same. With big tubes and containers I clean then out and put them in recycling. I re-use smaller jars and pottles for travel. But lipstick tubes and mascara tubes I just chuck in the bin.
  MissQT
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Haha! Seems like they didn't think this through then. I've never written a review on Mecca before
  MissQT
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I've never had his happen to me but thanks for those great tips! I've heard of this happening to those that own the ABH dip brow pomade too
  MissQT
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I've never purchased from Avon personally or any of the "catalogue" type brands.
  shazatron101
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i'd buy a new bed, because beauty sleep is a real thing ;-P
followed by an entirely new bathroom
and then i'd pay my neighbor to cut down her heinous tree that blocks my view as squinting gives you wrinkles and we don't want that :-D
  shazatron101
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my hair makes my head feel like its on fire - trying to rock plaits but that's still to hot D: gardening in the rain helped!
makeup - not wearing any, or i use setting spray liberally and looooots of powder. otherwise i just stick with a lip and eyes
to control hair frizz, which i have a lot of thanks to bleaching my roots... oils. anything i got gets slapped in (if i'm going out and don't want to look homeless). otherwise i don't give a rats furry behind

as for bras, well. i almost fall over from relief once the girls have been let out of prison lmfao
  trudijoy
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i'm no help haha i use oil cleanser but only really put oil on my hair, nails and any skin issues like scratches or lil weird scaly patches
  trudijoy
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i'm so glad i work from home, i usually do my face etc even if i'm not going out to a client (because i often have to be on videoconference) but with this humidity i'm doing the absolute minimum

Which extends to clothing. Today i wore a bikini top instead of a real bra because it was cooler somehow lol

how are you beating the humidity and heat?
  trudijoy
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I'm using the Moisture Mist cleansing oil from the latest vault and it's def on par with the ZA cleansing oil.

I switched to the Body Shop one but this is actually $10 cheaper so now i need to do the thinking lol
  MareeB
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I've got a discontinued Schwarzkopf hair oil, and I tried it on face to remove make up to see what it would be like. It's just as good as any cleanser and smells better!!!
  MareeB
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Oh cheers - they look interesting thanks.

I still haven't found a semi for my hair :(
  trudijoy
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use shampoo as brush shampoo, and for handwashing things:)
  trudijoy
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these Maree - they're salon treatments, but you can buy them to do at home. The box comes with (i think) 15 little bottles and an applicator.  you snap the applicator into a bottle and spray your hair, leave for however long (i chuck my hair in a top knot and sleep with it in) and then wash it out in the morning.

They're about $25 a time in the salon but I got a box of 15 at the L'oreal etc trade sale for $18... my friend i was with got super excited by them so i had to chek 'em out ;)
  MareeB
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I've been trying to empty all the half full bottles, and it's taken a solid couple of months. Getting
there tho.....there's just the 6 or so bottles of shampoo without matching conditioners to deal with...and some hand lotions...
  MareeB
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Oooh what are L'Oreal powerdose capsules Trudi?
  MareeB
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It was a fun thread, Kiwilass. It reminded me of all the little things I've ever won - chocs, a doll, some cash (small amounts), some beauty products....lovely memories...
  KiwiLass
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Weird, I started this thread but can't see my OP! Great to see people's replies though :)

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