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50 topics, 529 posts, 45 members
  Topics Author Replies Last Post
  Ethique at farmers MissQT 2 22 Oct 2017 7:52pm
  Bold (colour) eye make up KiwiLass 3 22 Oct 2017 7:51pm
  BBBE fever KiwiLass 3 20 Oct 2017 11:20pm
  so seeing as we have a Labour PM.... trudijoy 8 21 Oct 2017 11:52pm
  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
4 topics, 39 posts, 20 members
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  Wedding planning - help appreciated!!! katenisbet 26 22 Oct 2017 7:39pm
  so seeing as we have a Labour PM.... trudijoy 8 21 Oct 2017 11:52pm
  Bold (colour) eye make up KiwiLass 3 22 Oct 2017 7:51pm
  Ethique at farmers MissQT 2 22 Oct 2017 7:52pm
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  itsclearascrystal
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Cool. Look forward to it.
  itsclearascrystal
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Haha most bright look I've done is putting the whole rainbow on my eye. Good on you for embracing the bold colors.
  MareeB
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Ooooh I found a very cute little wedding dress shop in Sydney - gorgeous dresses to buy off the rack. It almost made me wish I was getting married! I love weddings !!
  Sophia
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For bridesmaids dresses, depending on your budget and scope, have a look at Pagani website. They have a range of very pretty dresses suitable for fancy parties and some are good enough for a ball or wedding I reckon. Lots of lace in there at the moment and price ranges from $100ish to $300ish. High street store it might be, but there's stuff in their catalogue that quite specifically 'party dress worthy' and might not be held at a regional store.  
 
  Macs
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That's exactly what I wanted to do just court house but I didn't expect my partner to be a bridezilla and want a wedding overseas lol 
  siouxsannah
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Wow, two shades mixed together. It looks really good in the photo you shared on the photowall, Trudijoy. 
Ruby Woo is a great red. It is supposed to suit everyone, no matter your skin tone.
  MissQT
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if you haven't heard already Ethique will be available at farmers soon. I love how farmers is introducing more NZ brands :)
  shazatron101
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I thought that too Maree - but I wasn't sure lol.

As for the wedding planning, good luck Macs! It'll be the good ol courthouse for me and the man, followed by a holiday, and then maybe when we get back we will inform people we got married and have a BYO plate party deal. Maybe not. Undecided ;-)
  MareeB
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Oh dear! well, I hope you're having a lovely relaxing evening to make up for it Macs x
  Macs
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You think I would of caught on lol Oh it's been one of those days Maree. Started with me rushing in to work late and leaving work late lol
  MareeB
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Oh Macs, that's exciting! the person above is a spammer, the vegas wedding is up there with the rolex watches!!!
  Macs
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Funny I'll be planning my own wedding soon  for next year or year after. After being with my partner for 12 years. I'm hoping to elope in either Hawaii or Fiji. The planning is taking me ages. I just want a quiet small easy wedding . I never thought to get a planner , I will keep that in mind. 
  MareeB
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Who do you work for Kaley?
  trudijoy
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Oooh I really want to try Ruby Woo. Mines two KVD ones mixed; Bauhaus and Outlaw
  siouxsannah
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I wore red yesterday, and with it my MAC red lipstick in Ruby Woo. 
  Macs
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I think this year my BBE purchases slowed down . I would like a christmas box too .
  Macs
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I'll wear red tommorow to work . 
  MareeB
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That sound awesome Kiwilass, good for you. The green eyeliner sounds intriguing,
  MareeB
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A Christmas box would be the bomb!
  KiwiLass
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I usually stick to browns and blacks for eye make up, especially on office days - very brown/nude colours.
But I read recently that purple works great with green eyes (my eye colour) so ordered a purple shadow from iherb. Since today is a work-from-home day I put a green glitter eye lner on my bottom lash line, and the purple shadow (not the greatest quality unfortunately - I've gotten used to the good quality of Mellow) on my lids.
And behold, it looks great, and nowhere near as OTT as I thought! I even got a couple of compliments at a meeting in town this avo.
So I'm going to experiment with more colour - t'is Spring after all. What's the boldest colours others have worn?
  KiwiLass
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So I took advantage of the Essano GWP for the BBBE, and bought 2 boxes (I hope this is allowed...? :) ) and I think I may have purchased almost all BBBEs now! There must have been one or two I haven't, surely? But maybe not, as I am addicted.
Anyways, I recall discussions last year about how cool a Christmas themed box would be, and agree! But also was imahining how awesome a Halloween themed BBBE would be - it's that time of year!
Also a long-lasting theme e.g. foundation, mascara, eyeshadow, lippy etc that is known for lasting the full work day or a workout even.
Finally, a Scent themed box has crossed my mind, due to my current scented candle, oil and all things scent obsession.
Just the ramblings of a BBBE obsessive mind ;)
  trudijoy
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mine's on the wall!
  Julieal
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Cool Idea -I'm in!
  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!

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