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The Beauty Vault - April
The Beauty Vault - April
6400 topics, 111960 posts, 1999 members

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  Hair Care 224 2437 12 Apr 2018 12:27am  
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General Discussion

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Skin Care

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  Face 413 5575 25 Apr 2018 11:45am  
  Body 91 947 18 Feb 2018 2:27pm  
  Hands and Feet 40 333 24 Apr 2018 5:00pm  
  Cosmetics - nails 33 118 28 Mar 2018 3:12am  

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  cosmetics face 336 4015 13 Apr 2018 4:54pm  
  lips 109 1283 21 Apr 2018 8:56am  

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  Shampoo & Conditioner 131 1612 12 Apr 2018 12:27am  

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  Womans 68 1399 23 Apr 2018 11:02pm  

Personal Care

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  Hair Removal 51 487 10 Dec 2017 2:21pm  

Wellbeing

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  Aromatherapy 34 309 24 Jan 2018 1:01pm  
  Supplements 37 464 28 Mar 2018 3:12am  
  Fitness 39 355 22 Jan 2018 2:43pm  
  Nutrition 41 402 31 Oct 2017 7:06pm  
50 topics, 590 posts, 49 members
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  Milia on my forehead Lisa-Lou 3 25 Apr 2018 11:45am
  NBR Royal Baby MareeB 12 25 Apr 2018 11:46am
  Noooooooooo trudijoy 13 23 Apr 2018 6:56pm
  Gift packs Stunning_simplicity 9 23 Apr 2018 4:34pm
  Jade/Rose Quartz Facial Rollers thirtywinks 4 22 Apr 2018 1:59pm
  Which Beauty Products Did You Not Like The First Few Times But Have Since Grown On You? tannygirl 11 21 Apr 2018 2:13pm
  NBR Travel insurance recommendations? tabucutie 19 23 Apr 2018 4:29pm
  Who's tried the L'oreal x Balmain lipsticks? What do you think? Sophia 5 21 Apr 2018 8:56am
  $35k Gossip Fairy 36 24 Apr 2018 8:27am
  oh poop Stunning_simplicity 11 19 Apr 2018 7:03pm
  Caramel/Vanilla Fragrance Lisa-Lou 21 23 Apr 2018 11:02pm
  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 29 22 Apr 2018 12:38pm
  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 29 25 Apr 2018 8:09am
  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
  Halo Beauty itsclearascrystal 4 6 Mar 2018 7:34pm
  Casting Creme Gloss semi Violet27 1 5 Mar 2018 2:47pm
  Maree Violet27 9 25 Mar 2018 12:27pm
  30-50% off at Unichem Pharmacy Violet27 4 6 Mar 2018 10:25pm
  Favorite shampoos? shazatron101 34 12 Apr 2018 12:27am
  FQ magazine freebie siouxsannah 1 28 Feb 2018 11:09pm
  Websites for the Harder to find shades wilees 3 4 Mar 2018 1:20pm
  MitoQ refund? shazatron101 4 1 Mar 2018 10:03am
  Dental Mousse MareeB 0 26 Feb 2018 10:02pm
  Tooth Strengthening MareeB 0 26 Feb 2018 10:00pm
  Tooth mousse MareeB 0 26 Feb 2018 9:57pm
  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
9 topics, 175 posts, 43 members
  Topics Author Replies Last Post
  $35k Gossip Fairy 36 24 Apr 2018 8:27am
  best hand cream? Nishu 33 24 Apr 2018 5:00pm
  Chemist Warehouse, have you been? tabucutie 29 25 Apr 2018 8:09am
  Caramel/Vanilla Fragrance Lisa-Lou 21 23 Apr 2018 11:02pm
  NBR Travel insurance recommendations? tabucutie 19 23 Apr 2018 4:29pm
  Noooooooooo trudijoy 13 23 Apr 2018 6:56pm
  NBR Royal Baby MareeB 12 25 Apr 2018 11:46am
  Gift packs Stunning_simplicity 9 23 Apr 2018 4:34pm
  Milia on my forehead Lisa-Lou 3 25 Apr 2018 11:45am
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  MareeB
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I think so too Trudi, they're just lovely. I love Kate's style too.
  Lisa-Lou
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Thanks chick. It looks quite good today. I put some tea tree on the area. Hoping it doesn't come back. Might try a chemical peel.
  tabucutie
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Apparently Arthur is a contender for his name. 
  tabucutie
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I have heard "milia" mentioned in a couple of threads and didn't know what it was so I googled it. It says it occurs when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. It says in most cases it will dissappear on its own in a few months.

Home remedies include:Clean infected area daily with mild non irritant soap, steam open pores, exfoliate area regularly, use sunscreen.

You could also see your doctor about it, they may be able to help.

 
  tabucutie
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@Charmmy-Kitty: Just the Australian website at the moment. I really wish they would get a NZ site. I imagine there would be more than enough business to it, myself included. I would much prefer to get the bargains online shopping from my own home. Maybe in the future they will?

@Sophia: Yes I did see the photo thanks. I looks like quite a small size but if the formula is creamy I imagine you would only need a small amount and it last I long time. I had a Palmers handcream that was about the size same as your one and it lasted me 2-3 months from memory. I used it several times a day on my working days. Still worth it. :)
  Sophia
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Tabu.....
50ml in this tube. Seems like it will last though as you don't need much.
I've uploaded a photo of it on photo wall . Can you see it? I'm not very good at the photo thing
  trudijoy
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me too Maree - couldn't have cared less about the royals until I realised WIlliam and Harry are around my age, really. All of a sudden, they're real people.

Plus George and Charlotte are adorable, and Kate and William are so relatable with their parenting!
  MareeB
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I love Oliver for a name too Kim. I'm so happy about the baby  - I don't know why, I just am :)
  kim_rose
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Its an exciting time for the royals, new prince, we are waiting for his mame(I like Oliver) and a wedding.
  Lisa-Lou
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Hi ladies. Lately I have been getting heaps of milia but only on my forehead. Does anyone else get this? I steralized a needle and got rid off most as I read it was OK to do that. Wondering what causes them as they are never usually anywhere else on my face. I don't have a fringe so that is not the cause.
  Silvene
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I sometimes suffer with contact dermatitis on my hands, and they end up looking very dry and flaky. I find the only cream that really work for my dry hands is a Oasis Beauty’s Rhino Repair, but it has to be small amounts applied often, or if I’m sitting watching TV or reading, a good dollop and then covered with a pair of cotton gloves. 
  Charmmy-Kitty
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I used the feijoa lotion that I got in the trial as a handcream too! Currently using the palmer cocoa budy butter as a handcream since it's winter. It's quite a thick cream and it feels like a glove of moisture over my hands. Also it smells like chocolate!
  trudijoy
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they technically have one, but it says that the orders will all be processed through Australia.
  Charmmy-Kitty
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Do they have an online website? I haven't seen any actual shops in Chch
  thirtywinks
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My hands are always super dry and can get eczema sometimes so my doctor recommended Aveeno. It's unscented too so i like using it. :) i keep a small tube in my handbag. It can get greasy at first though.
  tabucutie
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Quite right there Trudi lol. I imagine it will be a classic old school English name.
  trudijoy
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i like Alexander! A lot :)

I don't think they'd be able to use Albert, they're certainly both savvy enough to know that calling a boy 'Prince Albert' these days won't be a great look!
  MareeB
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Great ideas! I'd like Albert (for Prince Albert, and my son's middle name) or Louis or Alexander.
  trudijoy
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or Mark as a nod to new Aunty Meghan ;) :p
  trudijoy
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yeah they already have George and Charlotte.

My money is on Michael Charles (for both dads, and they wouldn't go with Charles as a first name when they already have a Charlotte, surely), Oliver (not sure why, it's stuck in my head), or something retro but coming back into fashion like Arthur. Henry James (for his uncles) was a thought I had as well, but technically Prince Harry is already Prince Henry so not sure how that would work
  tabucutie
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I am more excited about the royal wedding myself though I do hope both mother and baby are well. I read in the herald this morning that baby should/will be born on st georges day. I thought it would be nice if it was a boy to be named george due to the namesake of the day. Though they already have a george (I think) so probably not.
  tabucutie
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I thought it was a 9am start so took the day off work but a bit gutted as its a late start. Could have worked that day anyway. It will still be worth it.
  tabucutie
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The brand sounds familiar but you had me sold at the $2.50 price point. How much product do you get(mls/weight)? Must put this on my "I want" list.
  tabucutie
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I dont't have a best hand cream and i've tried a couple in the last year. I like the essano one i have tried and also a palmers one. Currently using Mmm...that's nice Feijoa & Ginger Body lotion as a hand cream and it's nice too. A different scent but not over powering. 
  trudijoy
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I’m not even home from my work trip until late fri but fomo would have had me up at 845 lol
  Lisa-Lou
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I will look into that Charmmy-kitty. Lol well I do love prunes haha.
  Lisa-Lou
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Haha same Trudi!
  trudijoy
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i'm just grateful it's a later start so i don't have to wake up early ;)
  Lisa-Lou
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Lol I still don't see it! Thanks Maree. Damn will be working then, hopefully I can sneak out to my car for a quick look.....lol
  MareeB
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Yep, Thursday from 9am until 11am.
  Lisa-Lou
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Am I blind? Or are the preview dates not there lol. I have had a glass of wine :-)
  MareeB
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Thank you  Trudi - I'll have a look :)
  trudijoy
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The soap and glory Maree? Mecca Maxima
  MareeB
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I'm so excited - the new royal baby is coming!!!
  MareeB
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Where do you buy it if Postie don't have it?
  Lisa-Lou
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Yessss soap and glory hand food is amazing!
  trudijoy
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Soap and Glory Hand food. $4 and smells amazing plus it works
  Macs
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I’m loving this Linden Leaves handcream at the moment . 

 
  Sophia
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Bioten SOS perfect hands..... cheap n effective, soothing.
Just got it frfrom Chemist Warehouse on the weekend. Worth a try 
  Sophia
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The brand is Bioten, and it says SOS - Perfect hands- very dry/chapped hands.
Unlike most creams for dry hands, this soaks in and is gone quickly.
Smells a bit like baby powder, so I use another cream over top that has a fruity smell!
but the bioten cream is good, feels soothing., and only $2.50!  They had a couple of different varieties, though I forgot what the others were. 
  trudijoy
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That sucks crystal :( I found the staff in hawaii in 99% of places to be amazing
  itsclearascrystal
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That is an amazing value of products. Looking forward to Saturday :)
  itsclearascrystal
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Sounds like great customer service. The ones I went to in New York definitely weren't like that.
  fairyfluff
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I love the L'occitene one with shea butter but its super expensive
  MissQT
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omg do not kid with the snowberry!!!
  trudijoy
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i'm obsessed with the glowstarter though lol
  MissQT
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for beauty, farmers have a good range product wise and also budget wise. If you are near a Mecca or want to purchase online they also do good gift packs. Haven’t seen this years Mother’s Day options yet though
  MissQT
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I’ve just purchased travel insurance through the airline, air nz. Air nz uses cover more as the policy provider I think.
  MissQT
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Wow that’s super cool, and a great birthday gift policy. I do agree that glam glow is a bit overrated due to all the hype it gets since it’s so expensive too.
  tannygirl
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    That's excellent A++++ customer service from that Sephora cast member.

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