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  Pan projects kim_rose 13 21 Jan 2018 9:10pm
  NBR - B12 deficiency Lisa-Lou 24 21 Jan 2018 8:46pm
  Best Beauty Box Ever [1 2] MareeB 52 22 Jan 2018 7:15am
  Mini mascara Lisa-Lou 14 17 Jan 2018 8:14pm
  Mac prep + prime BB cream Lisa-Lou 9 20 Jan 2018 12:00pm
  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 18 21 Jan 2018 4:48pm
  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
  Libra Pads Imoshen 15 12 Jan 2018 7:46pm
  Lush Bath Bombs Lisa-Lou 27 19 Jan 2018 11:14pm
  Dark knees? shazatron101 7 12 Jan 2018 7:28pm
  What are your New Year Beauty and NBR Goals? tannygirl 34 9 Jan 2018 3:47pm
  Freckle Removal Rashen 2 9 Jan 2018 7:08pm
  Saturday, who is doing what? kim_rose 8 7 Jan 2018 10:29pm
  Best Spf-Lip Balm That Layers Well Under Lippies and Hydrates? tannygirl 16 12 Jan 2018 7:21pm
  Best Haircare, Bodycare and NBR Investments of 2017? What Did You Wish You Hadn't Spent Money On? tannygirl 14 18 Jan 2018 8:48pm
  Best Skincare Buys and Tries of 2017? Worst? tannygirl 14 7 Jan 2018 9:02pm
  What Were Your Best Makeup Buys of 2017? Worst? tannygirl 13 12 Jan 2018 7:57pm
  NBR: happy new year! trudijoy 11 4 Jan 2018 8:38am
  Glow Lab Skincare Lisa-Lou 6 31 Dec 2017 9:24am
  Free The Balm Eyeshadow Palette! alikat 3 21 Jan 2018 9:12pm
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  MECCA Boxing Day Sale? EliseMM 25 3 Jan 2018 6:13pm
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  products with magic powers trudijoy 36 16 Dec 2017 4:20pm
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  Its that time of year again kim_rose 0 9 Dec 2017 8:45pm
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  Magazine freebie! worldofsooziewong 22 6 Jan 2018 2:39pm
  NBR headache relief? shazatron101 4 4 Dec 2017 9:52pm
  Eye Shadow + Blush Pallette EliseMM 10 21 Dec 2017 2:41am
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  Tricks to know when buying MAC? Sophia 11 9 Dec 2017 5:11pm
  Ladies, do you throw out or flush? kim_rose 17 10 Dec 2017 11:50am
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  Best Beauty Box Ever [1 2] MareeB 52 22 Jan 2018 7:15am
  Too thin Dayton 39 22 Jan 2018 2:43pm
  Tips and Tricks for Mouth Ulcers? Imoshen 23 23 Jan 2018 4:51am
  Tarte free shipping this weekend siouxsannah 17 23 Jan 2018 11:02am
  Shampoo for Dry Scalp ginger_snap_nz 15 23 Jan 2018 12:16pm
  Skincare order FastandFabulous 13 22 Jan 2018 2:23pm
  Has anyone tried this shampoo? Silvene 13 22 Jan 2018 2:17pm
  The Ordinary Discussion Imoshen 10 23 Jan 2018 6:12pm
  Beautylish goodie bag worldofsooziewong 9 23 Jan 2018 4:06pm
  Referring Friends Mumof3munchkins 8 23 Jan 2018 9:34am
  Oil for quality and to help me sleep ginger_snap_nz 8 22 Jan 2018 2:26pm
  Can anyone recommend a nice smelling night cream/moisturiser? Salem29 6 22 Jan 2018 2:20pm
  It would be great if. .. Sophia 4 23 Jan 2018 6:36pm
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  kim_rose
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I know I love the L'Oreal colour riche lipsticks, they have a particular lovely scent but no real flavour.  The Revlon balms have a distinctive peppermint scent but again I cant really get an actual flavour.
  EliseMM
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Wow thanks so much for sharing. I haven't heard of either of those sites, so definitely will look into it. 
  Imoshen
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I purchased a Lucky Bag from Beautylish.com which arrived last Friday and I was thrilled with what I got.  When I added it all up it came to around USD192.

Let's see:

LE Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette (Glow) - USD75
Wayne Goss Eye Smugder No 20 - USD22
LE Jeffree Star Velour Lipstick in Daddy - USD18
RMS Master Mixer Highlighter - USD38
The Ordinary High Performance Primer - USD4.90
Skindinavia Finishing Spray Full Size - USD39

So that makes birthday presents and Christmas presents for the end of the year all sorted out!

I would definitely buy another one.
  Imoshen
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I received an email from The Ordinary today saying they were reducing the prices of their L-Ascorbic products from their NIOD and Hylamide ranges.  Intrigued I went to Victoria Health to see if they had reduced their prices and came across this article about Brandon and how The Ordinary came into being, very interesting reading.

At the end of the article they mention a couple of other companies that have started up to push the boundaries of the more expensive lines and I just wanted to know if any of you guys had come across them yourselves.  They are both UK sites:

Beauty Pie - a monthly subscription allows you to buy their brand of high quality make up at less than $10 each.  

Trinny London - enables you to purchase stackable pots tailor made to your skin tone, eye and hair colouring etc.

With the Beauty Crew blog the other day wishing there were items we could get here, I wondered if anyone knew these two existed (Trinny ships worldwide).
  Mumof3munchkins
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I used to have a really dry scalp after using shampoo bars. They start off great, fabulous even but then my hair just seems to become immune and the result wears off. I tried lots of masks and serums etc but nothing seemed to work.

A couple of friends of mine introduced me to doTERRA shampoo and conditioner and omg the difference is amazing I have to admit. I was pretty sceptical about it because of the price but when you think about it, the price isn't bad when you compare it with what you pay at salons etc.

My hair is super super soft and the dry scalp has nearly gone, before it would flake and it would look like I had been playing in the snow. Luckily it wasn't dandruff, just dry scalp.  Hoping that this doesn't wear off either as my hair becomes immune grrrrr.
  Hanna222
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Have you tried flexseed oil? It helps to prevent hair loss and other hair and scalp conditions. I mix flexseed oil 1 tbsp. with sugar 1 tbsp., apply the mixture on the scalp and leave for 20 minutes. I use it twice a week, and I should say, it helps to moisture my hair and scalp. There are more ways to use this oil, I found them on https://therighthairstyles.com/flaxseed-oil/. Hopefully, it will work for you!
  tannygirl
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   Yeah sorry for the hype. I don't know another site that gives free shipping and sells Tarte other than the Tarte website occasionally. Sephora NZ had Tarte on it for a short time but then sold out and never restocked like they do with a lot of brands and stuff. :-(
  Mumof3munchkins
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Ba ha ha in my defense I hadn't had my morning coffee when I read that comment lol. Was going to get super excited if they did lol.

My Tarte tracking hasn't been updated since 19th January ahhhh, need it already. I'm so impatient.
  worldofsooziewong
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I think you misunderstood the comment lol. Tannygirl was just saying how she gets shipping discounts on other sites. I still order regularly from iherb for my supplements so the fact they sell beauty products is a bonus. 
  Mumof3munchkins
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Can you buy Tarte on Vitacost? Or did I completely just misunderstand that comment lol. Yes iHerb are good if you are able to get discounts and the cheaper or free shipping. I haven't purchased from iHerb in what seems ages, probably because I've been buying Lush and Scentsy instead oops lol.
  Mumof3munchkins
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Thanks BR lovelies, that makes sense. The person I referred clicked on the referral link because I was sat right next to her but not sure if she uploaded a picture at that time (I think she was looking for pictures on her Facebook but we got distracted looking at baby photos of the kids ha ha ha).Will remind her to update her profile he he he xx
  First Lady
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Just to add, if you check the Photowall you'll see the points process.

So we used Kellie's old account to refer her friend Testnatalietest.

Testnatalietest follows Kellie's link and registers.  She then uploads a profile pic (earning her 25 points) and as soon as she fully updates her profile Kellie's points are automatically awarded.

Its completely automated, so if the link isn't followed, the referred doesn't register in that session or they don't upload a photo/fully update their profile, referral points won't be given and we can't track that referral.
 
  Head Pixie
(446 posts)
Also, check out the photowall - Nat's posted an image showing that the points are allocated automatically.

 
  Head Pixie
(446 posts)
Morning,

We've been looking into the friend referral for the last day - we've run tests from our end and it's definitely working. 

For the points to be allocated the person signing up has to upload a picture and fully fill in their profile.

We had planned to increase the points in the last upgrade but it wasn't implemented. We will ensure this is implemented in a future upgrade.

Because of this referral points have remained the same - 25 points for a friend under 35 and 40 for a friend over 35. We will amend the faq to show this.

As always if you have questions rather than to ask on the forum where it can be missed please email beautycrew@beautyreview.co.nz. If you do email us and haven't heard back then do email again - things have been known not to turn up. 


 
  trudijoy
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i agree for lipbalm but not so much for lipstick - i don't think i could say that my lipsticks have a flavour. I'll notice if it feels gross on my mouth but not a taste per se as I don't really lick my lips if I have lipstick on.

So I think it's fair to expect it for things that are meant to come in flavours, but not for lipstick, personally. Scent, yes. Flavour - not so much
  Julieal
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Not a grumble -It is good to know what people are looking for in a review as no point if the information is not there and easy to add if you are aware .
  Sophia
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When writing a review for lipstick or lipbalm, that the flavour is always stated. I just read some reviews for something I want to try, and less than half of the reviews were of much use in that regard.
For something that goes on your mouth it's helpful to know if it's sickly sweet or fruity, plain or strong .... thanks
grumble finished now!

 
  Sophia
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The sugar in the Drambuie will interfere with the healing of the ulcer but I do like the idea of something tasty. My go to for healing ulcers is Savacol mouthwash. Don't rinse your whole mouth with it cause it's way too strong for regular use, just put a little in the lid and gently brush it on the sore area. Do this a couple of times over 1 or 2 days and the ulcer usually clears. The little round ulcers are usually a bir more stubborn than the ulcers I get after biting my cheek or inside lip.
Savacol is heavy duty stuff and has actual alcohol in it, hence the bacteria killing properties which let your mouth do the rest. Dont use it for anything other than this or what a dentist has recommended.
  kim_rose
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I have referred lots of friends however I have only received points for 3.  A few of them have said the link didnt seem to work though, they just went to the actual page and joined through there.  I dont think its a big deal, as long as they enjoy their time while they are here.
  worldofsooziewong
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Oh ok. I'm pretty happy with the discounts I get from iherb and usually get pretty cheap shipping so I'm happy to stick with them. 
  tannygirl
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   Oh that's Vitacost it carries alot of the same brands as iherb but less variety and overall products than iherb. If you do leave stuff in the cart be prepared to get a lot of reminders about your cart before you finally get a discount code. The discount code is a percentage so with the lowest rate for shipping being 10USD I usually have to have at least $50 worth of stuff in my cart to get the equivelant of shipping costs free. 
  worldofsooziewong
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Mumof3, Tannygirl mentioned 'another' website to the Tarte one where she got discounts for leaving items in a cart. I'm just curious which one it was. Absolutely no need to purchase any make up here right now lol. 
  Mumof3munchkins
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worldofsooziewong - I ordered from this website, I'm assuming it is the same one that tannygirl uses. I'm waiting patiently (well trying ha ha ha) for my first order to arrive eek.

They still have free shipping available for the next 2 hours just in case you were considering ordering especially as shipping is usually $24.95 which is what I paid drat it lol.
  trudijoy
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unless someone has a very similar body type to you i dont' think you should be aspiring to attain anyone elses body, just to be the best and happiest YOU you can be.

Honestly. I've fought an ED in the past (and won) and lost 30 kg, and lived in Asia where my 'healthy' body weight is meant to be about 30kg less than I feel looks good on me. Comparison breeds discontent, even if it's manifesting as #inspo.
  Hanna222
(6 posts)
She looks good, but I guess, the best weight is that makes you feel good, beautiful and healthy. 
  Hanna222
(6 posts)
Lavender oil helps me to sleep better and orange oil helps to get rid of headache.
  Hanna222
(6 posts)
I haven't used so many products on one day, but I guess, it's better to use oil in the evening in order to mpoisturize your skin at night.
  Hanna222
(6 posts)
[color=#291b29]I tried Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream and really liked it. But I've found good suggestions here. Thanks, girls![/color]
  Hanna222
(6 posts)
Thanks for share your experience! It's very hard for me to find a proper shampoo as many of them don't work for me, and even if I find a good one, my hair gets used to it very quickly.
  Silvene
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I had two friends sign up last year via my referral link code (which I'd emailed to them) and neither of their accounts showed up as points in my profile.  They were both here, at my house when they signed up, as they both wanted to make sure they did it right and to have me on hand to help with anything if need be.  I contacted BR, sent an email through with all their details, email addresses, etc and still nothing, so as Maree says, it is what it is.

Unfortunately, I now stick to getting my points from comments and product reviews that I do on the site, and sadly don't bother trying to get anyone to sign up anymore, as there's no benefit for me for doing that.
  worldofsooziewong
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Haha what site is that Tannygirl? I hate paying for shipping as much as you do. 
  MareeB
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Hmm, the last two people I referred tried using the link but got kicked off so went through the main page which doesn't connect to my profile. Is what it is!
  tannygirl
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    I got sent a 10% discount code after I contacted them via e-mail asking why my order wasn't showing up on my order history. They never got back to me about that oddly. I didn't have products sitting in my cart. Maybe that's why I didn't get more of a discount. I do that with another site. I place an order and then a few days after that order ships I put over $50 dollars worth of stuff in my cart and leave it. A couple months down the line there's a personalized discount code in my e-mails. Thank you very much, that covers the shipping costs.
  Mumof3munchkins
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Hey BR Lovelies, just a quick question. I referred someone last week but it hasn't updated on my profile page. Just wondering how often do you update profiles etc? Not complaining, just curious lol xxx Thanks heaps x
  Mumof3munchkins
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Dang it, I not long placed an order too lol. Oh well all goods. I got a 15% discount off that spin the wheel thingy that popped up so order was cheaper anyway. I didn't get the email with the 20% discount though.

I want to take advantage of the free shipping offer but I want to try my first lot of goodies first before deciding to re-order. That is a pretty good saving though especially with shipping being $24.95 yikes.
  Julieal
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I have resisted the BBox this time although tempted but I do have enough of the products this time however there will be another !
  siouxsannah
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I am not sure why Tarte sent me a 20% off code. I had been looking at the Rainforest of the Sea III palette on their site, and put it into a cart, but didn't go through with the sale because the shipping was so expensive. I had not ordered from them before, or properly registered on their site, just signed up for  email notifications.Suddenly they sent me a code for 20% off which coincided with the free shipping weekend.
  EliseMM
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So sad I only just saw this!
  EliseMM
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I saw this! Oooooh so tempting... Can't wait to see some reviews of anyone who purchases something
  tannygirl
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   I didn't get sent the 20% off discount code however, I had a 10% one which was unused in an email. I used that and the free shipping to get Hamptons Weekender Contour Palette which I have been wanting for awhile. 
  EliseMM
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I have been furiously using my 'Glam Squad' eyeshadow pallete by Mellow. as soon as I hit pan on every shadow I will allow myself to purchase a new Too Faced pallete hehe
  Macs
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I have a big bag full . I’m feeling pretty good about my panning. Gone through heaps. Trying to work through my skincare. I’ve been consistent every day so far. 
  EliseMM
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Love love love reading the insights from everyone. I have used Benzac for a while which is effective but really does dry out your skin. Tea tree oil is very effective (although can be quite harsh on sensitive skin). Agree wholeheartedly that Skinfood mud masque is fabulous. 

I was told the other day that pimples around the chin are a sign of an unhappy tummy, often from eating junk food. Pimples around the jaw line are apparently a sign of hormonal imbalance. I'm not sure if that is pure science, but it certainly makes sense for me!
  Lisa-Lou
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I don't drink coffee anymore. But that is good to know. I think the injection and folic acid is helping as today I did not get my usual 3pm slump. So that is promising:-)
  EliseMM
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Suzie - so fascinating to hear that coffee hinders iron absorption! Considering I will drink coffee for (temporary) energy, maybe I should actually avoid caffeine all together as I am extremely low in iron. Maybe 2018 is the year I start looking after myself more....!
  kim_rose
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That palette sounds gorgeous!
  kim_rose
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Oh Nat, I have been deleted, sad, sad face :[
  Lisa-Lou
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I have about 20 shampoo and conditioners I need to use up or give away. Lots of body lotion and face masks. I am pretty good about using my candles. I am on a no buy but it has not been successful so far lol.
  worldofsooziewong
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Another fun iron fact for you Nat: caffeine hinders iron absorption. So if you're going to have a drink with meals, orange juice is preferable to tea or coffee. 
  ragingfrog
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Resistance is futile where a bbbe is concerned  but I got distracted by shiny things

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