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  NBR Calling all protein dieters... MareeB 7 28 Apr 2017 7:00pm
  Vault! Qweenkaren 21 29 Apr 2017 6:24am
  NBR - help parts needed Silvene 8 26 Apr 2017 5:20pm
  Ten Long Beeautiful Nails Then, One Breaks/Rips/Splits. What Do You Do? tannygirl 6 28 Apr 2017 9:14pm
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  Small Purchases - Big Differences tannygirl 5 25 Apr 2017 8:51am
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  Help , Puffy Eyes. Macs 19 11 Apr 2017 9:55pm
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  BBBE MareeB 16 28 Apr 2017 5:40am
  More spam to get rid of.. MareeB 15 29 Apr 2017 11:14am
  To reveiw or not to reveiw Stunning_simplicity 10 28 Apr 2017 7:15pm
  TRYING TO GROW MY HAIR zarajhon 10 27 Apr 2017 11:09pm
  NBR Calling all protein dieters... MareeB 7 28 Apr 2017 7:00pm
  Ten Long Beeautiful Nails Then, One Breaks/Rips/Splits. What Do You Do? tannygirl 6 28 Apr 2017 9:14pm
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50 posts, 18 members
  Author Message  
  Charmmy-Kitty
(354 posts)
Has chemical exfoliants ever made your skin breakout or get irritated? I've really sensitive skin and I'm too scared to do a chemical peel. But right now my skin feels pretty plump and soft apart from some acne so I'm not too into intense exfoliating anyway.
  trudijoy
(5232 posts)
posted a pic of the freebies haul, will post a pic of all the things once i'm back in nz
  trudijoy
(5232 posts)
ahh got ya. Will put one on the wall now.
  tannygirl
(2140 posts)
   Yes, I am night owl and it shows on my skin. I think it's pretty similar to how you can get pimples from stress. I get redness and pimples and my pores seem to stand out more. Ironic because I stay up to do an extensive skincare routine.

    I would love to see a pic of what came in your Beauty Loop box, Trudi.  
  trudijoy
(5232 posts)
Exfolikate smells odd and is green - but feels amazing. i just scored another sample of it from Mecca in my beauty loop box for autumn!

pimples from staying up late? didn't know that was a thing!
  tannygirl
(2140 posts)
  Another exfoliator I was impressed by was Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment. I had a pimples forming and I used this and the next day the breakout was gone. It doesn't work for pimples you get from staying up late but it's brilliant for pimples you get from congestion. 
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
No I haven't hun, only thing I've used to do with hands and nails is the Lush Lemony Flutter lol. That would be awesome eek xxx
  trudijoy
(5232 posts)
bliss failed to agree with my skin, sadly :(

have you tried minute manicure? I can send you some of that too, i LOVE it.
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
Ooooh yes please hun, that would be amazing, thanks so much.  Will PM you soon xxx

The Bliss smells really good too.  And it is such a big bar, it looks like it will last for like 6 months ha ha ha. The first product that got me hooked on Ethique's products is the Damage Control Bar, back in the day when we SampleBar.  So sad it is no longer available to purchase but probably a good thing on my wallet ha ha ha.
  trudijoy
(5232 posts)
it's really lovely, mumof3. I have an open box atm, I'll send you a couple of squares to try if you like? I'm heading back to NZ tomorrow so just pm me your address :)
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
What is Gingersnap like trudijoy? It looks like a nice product.  I was going to buy Ethique's face sample set but haven't got round to it yet as I want to use other products up.  I got a Bliss Cleansing Bar in my Beautiful Christmas last year and haven't even opened it yet lol.
  trudijoy
(5232 posts)
I just go on what my skin looks like, how I feel, whether I can be bothered and what products I have to play with haha.

I keep my facial exfoliant in the shower, usually (unless i'm using gingersnap by Ethique) and use it if I shower at night, or on the weekend. I do a sleeping mask once or twice a week, and a different mask (usually Lush) when I remember I have one. I use Benefit Total Moisture probably 3 nights a week and Bondi Sands gradual tanning milk the rest of the time.
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
Yay, it's back to normal. Thanks BR xx
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
I exfoliate pretty much every day but with a gentle homemade coffee scrub.  Then every 2-3 days I will use the Nutrimetics honey and almond scrub and man does it wake you up in the morning ha ha ha.

Then once a week I will apply a face mask and do a blackhead peel off mask too.

And everyday I have been applying the A'kin Brightening Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C which is working really well so far on my skin.
  Lisa-Lou
(162 posts)
I exfolliate every morning using st ives blemish control. I use a mud mask weekly currently crop purifying mud mask. I do like the skinfood one but it stings my eyes so much.

I also use a homemade scrub made up of coconut oil and brown sugar. I have never tried a peel before.
I have a ponds kaolin scrub at the moment too. It is nice but a bit stingy for my sensitive skin so I use it on spots and it clears them up so fast.
  Macs
(4573 posts)
I just looked far out. I love watching stuff get added to it.
  sarahellaoverton
(64 posts)
I only exfoliate once or twice a week and I'm too lazy to do masks often. I have sensitive skin so my goal is always to avoid irritating it!
  Chaotic82
(509 posts)
That one messed with the whole format of the forum below it.  Ugh.
  Stunning_simplicity
(134 posts)
Maybe they could send me one of their lovely watches for my birthday.... thanks but no thanks
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
That spam has taken up all the space in the forum and can hardly see anything lol.  Man these spammers are so annoying.  Hopefully it will be gone soon when the Beauty Boffins get their hands on them 
  itsclearascrystal
(1419 posts)
I only exfoliate a couple of time a week. I'm using the Sub 24 one at the moment and a Freemans mask.
  tannygirl
(2140 posts)
I tried painting over it one last time but it didn't hold. I guess you need nail glue for teabag nail repairs.
  tannygirl
(2140 posts)
   Ouch! I really hope they refunded you for that appointment, Silvene and gave you some stuff to help your skin heal from the burn. The girl probably needed more training. 

 Skinfood's Mud Mask is one of the most affordable mud masks and does a fantastic job. It works just as good as some of the more expensive mud masks I've tried. 

    I really like Oasis Beauty's Fruit Smoothie it's a really good scrub and mask. It has jojoba beads which are a gentle natural mechanical exfoliant and enzymes as a chemical exfoliant. Just the right ammount of scrub too and is the quickest drying clay mask I've come across so far. 
  MissQT
(1378 posts)
I used to get into that problem. I still have a bunch of reviews saved on my phone that I haven't uploaded as they aren't listed yet. But as I've hoarded more makeup I'm now like soozie and have started to do reviews on things that are listed as I now have plenty to review.
  kirstyj
(1649 posts)
Even if I was in the market for a watch... I don't think a beauty website is where I would come. 
  kirstyj
(1649 posts)
Thanks Maree! Been looking into more healthy snack options lately so this is right up my alley.
  shazatron101
(2903 posts)
they want us to have their cheap knockoffs! even though they ain't cheap!
  kirstyj
(1649 posts)
Why these people bother I don't know!!!
  kirstyj
(1649 posts)
I've been using the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 2-3 times a week and really loving it. It is the perfect level of scrub for my sensitive skin. It has both a physical and chemical exfoliant in it and I find it really effective without being harsh. Also love that they sell a lot of their products in travel size as well as larger. So I was able to try it out without spending major amounts of money (although it is still not cheap).
  kirstyj
(1649 posts)
I wonder how long it has had a countdown that we haven't noticed! :)
  littleparadise
(160 posts)
Yahoo!! Best news ever, so looking forward to this vault 
  Silvene
(620 posts)
I exfoliate 2-3 times per week and use a mask once a week. 

I love Freeman Beauty's Charcoal & Black Sugar mask, it's a 2-in-1 exfoliating mask. 

My favourite mud mask is Skinfood's one

My favourite facial exfoliator has got to be Dedicated to Nature's Refine Exfoliator. It has tiny bamboo particles and gives such a nice exfoliation without being harsh. 

I've only ever had a lactic acid peel done once before ... it was a horrible experience, the beautician that did the peel burnt my skin. After that experience, I'm too scared to try chemical or acid peels and prefer to stick to 'manual' exfoliators and mud or clay masks. 

 
  tannygirl
(2140 posts)
   There are the people that do scrubs, peels, masks and all the skin pampering once or twice a week and then there are the people that use exfoliants nightly or every other night.
   
  The first group either don't have the time, got sensitive skin or the products in their arsenal are for once or twice a week or the sting of chemical exfoliants really puts them off doing it more than once or twice a week. 

    The second group, relish pampering their skin nightly and admiring the glow, no a weekly or twice weekly top up isn't enough they want that glow and softness every day. When it comes to the sting of chemical exfoliants beauty is pain... but the pain is worth it for the resulting soft skin and glow. Their eyes sparkle when they see products with skincare acids and boy, do pay a pretty penny for it!

    I used to fall into the first group. I would only do mud masks twice a week and maybe a scrub. When I discovered glycolic acid I would do that once a week. My weekly skin pamper night would consist of one mask. 
    
    Now I can use up to four in one night - peel, mud/clay mask, moisturizing mask or DIY soothing concoction and then a sleeping mask and that happens three nights a week. I use my Foreo Luna every night to cleanse my face. What originally prompted this was a need to pan off my masks and peels that I had been hoarding and I discovered that I could fit a peel in before my mud masks. Then I went a little mask crazy and bought some more...oops. 
   
     Peels I currently am panning off are

- John Plunket Glycol Peel 25% glycolic acid, I leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse off. And yes it really stings. I use this twice a week.

- Michael Todd Wild Berry Exfoliating Peel. I leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse off. This one really stings as well so I can only bring myself to do it once a week. 

   I don't think I'll be repurchasing either one. After I pan off those thankfully the other two products I have, have lower concentrations of acids in them. And then I'm looking forward to trying out the Ordinary. 

  So are you a nightly exfoliator or once, twice a week glow top-upper? Which chemical or manual exfoliators and masks do you love? Any less ouchy ones you recommend for me? :-)
  tannygirl
(2140 posts)
I have heaps of stuff I'd like to write reviews on but I'm waiting for more stuff to be added. 
  Macs
(4573 posts)
Omg cool. I'll check this out when I get back home. I'm still away. I miss training and eating healthy. 
  Macs
(4573 posts)
Yeah I have heaps of those too. I forget to note them down. I often look to see if they've been added. 
  worldofsooziewong
(1280 posts)
I currently have 70 items in my reviews to do list, so I don't worry about reviewing items that haven't been added yet. I can't imagine running out if things to review any time soon. 
  Charmmy-Kitty
(354 posts)
Oh wow that's a really good plan! I often just forget about it then never check to see if it's added. Although, if it's a product I love to bits or something that I really hated then I would make note of it and check later.
  sarahellaoverton
(64 posts)
NZ brands 3 would be awesome. I'm such a sucker for trying local products!
  sarahellaoverton
(64 posts)
Ah... so organised! I aspire to be that onto it!
  sarahellaoverton
(64 posts)
I've heard good things about that site!
  sarahellaoverton
(64 posts)
Eek, so exciting!!  I can't wait to see all the goodies that get loaded!
  siouxsannah
(55 posts)
Exciting! I see one of the items is Mellow's matte lipstick in Madness. I already own this, and I can definitely recommend this shade. It is a really great blue-based red. 
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
Not sure if this will help but I found this article online from Cosmopolitan called 12 Tricks for Growing Your Hair Really Really Long.

Some of those may help with growing your hair.  

I also agree with Mane and Tail too, worked for me but I stopped using it as it dried my hair out and also made my hair grow which I actually didn't want because I already have way too much hair as it is lol. (I only used it because everyone was raving about how good it was for your hair).
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
Definitely still review it as they may add it down the track.  Also if the product doesn't end up being added you may find someone may ask about that product and then you go back to your typed up/written review/notes that you had stored away and let them know what you thought of it.
  Mumof3munchkins
(2005 posts)
No worries hun, I have my second order on its way and my cart has been filled up again for my third order ha ha ha.  I'm waiting until that arrives so I don't get hit with a customs duty bill if they both arrive at the same time. I'm a bit worried that I may get hit with one for the order on its way eek.
  itsclearascrystal
(1419 posts)
Depends, sometimes I just make sure I leave some product, othertimes I take notes if I've requested a product to be added. It just makes it easier to review when it is added.
  Salem29
(15 posts)
Have you considered taking a hair vitamin or really any good multivitimin will help assist with hair growth as well as being good for you. I have quite long hair and luckily it's quite healthy, I only wash it 1-2 times a week and use heat on it only 1 day a week, so will not straighten day in day out etc. Also morrocan argan oil has been an amazingly good help in keeping my hair healthy and long and avoiding split ends, just make sure you buy a good quality one as there are alot of cheap argan oils out there that will just grease everything up rather than absorb into your hair and actually strengthen and repair it. Another thing i'll mention is washing your hair under cool water, that definately helps keep it's condition and in my opinon, lessens breakage.
  Salem29
(15 posts)
Yay! I am yet to get anything from the vault, instead I have just been slowly accumulating points for about 2 or so years now lol, so might have to see what it's all about this time.
  Silvene
(620 posts)
I type up all my reviews and edit them in Evernote. I also add new products that I buy to the list, as a reminder to review them once I've used them.  It's a safety thing for me, in case the review doesn't upload to the directory the first time around, I can just copy and paste and have a back-up until I know it's done. 

I have between 25 & 30 reviews of products that aren't yet in the BR directory, but have been requested. Not all products are added to the BR directory when / if requested. Based on past experience, I know it all depends on the company / brand, if they want their their product added to BR, if they give permission for BR to add it, if it's locally available, etc. Its not just a simple case of someone adding a product when it's requested, there's a whole process behind the scenes that the BR Elves have to go through. 

Keep your list going and save the reviews for products you can't find yet. It's always a nice surprise when a new product is added and I discover that it's one that I've already typed up. 

With all the changes BR have been making to the site over recent months, I wouldn't be surprised if adding new products to the directory has taken a back-seat position, and is not a huge priority at the moment. I'm sure that once the Expert Review Panel, etc is finalised, that things will get back to normal ... just like the vault. There hasn't been one in ages, but now there's a date for us to look forward to!  Exciting stuff!