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50 topics, 616 posts, 47 members
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  Bumpy Skin and Milia on One Side of the Face tannygirl 3 25 Mar 2017 11:43am
  Oompa Loompa doompity doo... shazatron101 8 24 Mar 2017 9:58pm
  DIY Balayage fairyfluff 7 24 Mar 2017 1:40pm
  Buying online fairyfluff 14 25 Mar 2017 8:07am
  Best thing on the Beauty Review website... Ringy 14 24 Mar 2017 12:38pm
  The Ordinary hits Beautylish.com Imoshen 1 22 Mar 2017 10:26am
  XoBeauty Customer Service - Your experience? SoBeautyStuff 7 23 Mar 2017 7:39pm
  Perfume Suggestions Please Mumof3munchkins 7 22 Mar 2017 8:20pm
  BBBE MareeB 10 25 Mar 2017 11:23am
  Question regarding the expert panel reviewers SandyGedge 13 23 Mar 2017 7:33am
  duty free splurge wish list trudijoy 30 23 Mar 2017 9:39am
  For those reviewing Max Factor Imoshen 6 21 Mar 2017 9:39pm
  Crop skincare Lisa-Lou 13 22 Mar 2017 4:52pm
  Late Review Macs 13 20 Mar 2017 7:24am
  St Patrick's Day - green makeup! trudijoy 11 19 Mar 2017 9:58pm
  Fight the Frizz Imoshen 7 17 Mar 2017 1:11pm
  TFW you finish a trial and your review/opinion is so different to others! trudijoy 22 19 Mar 2017 6:33pm
  Products you own, but aren't sure you understand! trudijoy 25 16 Mar 2017 9:57pm
  All this talk around the expert review panel has me wondering... [1 2] trudijoy 76 19 Mar 2017 9:50pm
  Which Items in Your Makeup Collection Cost an Arm and Leg But Gets Alot of Love? tannygirl 12 18 Mar 2017 12:33am
  Jordana eye primer jasz74 7 11 Mar 2017 6:17pm
  Crime against feet! Sophia 14 17 Mar 2017 6:47pm
  Setting powder/baking Amyxxoo 4 9 Mar 2017 2:12pm
  request! re photowall trudijoy 11 15 Mar 2017 7:07pm
  BR made me do it! g1ggles2 10 14 Mar 2017 11:54am
  Clinique Vitamin C - It's Here! Imoshen 4 13 Mar 2017 12:53pm
  I miss the BR instagram! trudijoy 7 22 Mar 2017 4:55pm
  Yay! 500 Reviews! tannygirl 14 19 Mar 2017 9:51pm
  do you have to use the face wash that is the same as your skin type? sheridan 5 6 Mar 2017 7:00pm
  Skincare for redness bangsie3 10 17 Mar 2017 8:58am
  Beauty and NBR: Bad Advice You Were Given Growing Up tannygirl 26 14 Mar 2017 8:25pm
  For those after Korean Beauty Brands Imoshen 6 6 Mar 2017 8:40am
  Foot masks Silvene 1 2 Mar 2017 7:58pm
  How to talk yourself out of buying all the pretties..... Amyxxoo 15 4 Mar 2017 3:34pm
  Half Eyelash Curlers? tannygirl 5 1 Mar 2017 8:09pm
  Tell me Im not the only one....! g1ggles2 6 2 Mar 2017 12:12pm
  Maybe beauty related, kinda sorta?! Yes.....? Shana_Banana84 8 9 Mar 2017 10:21am
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  What's burning, BR? trudijoy 22 4 Mar 2017 8:01pm
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  NBR... and BR? Where is your happy place? trudijoy 11 28 Feb 2017 12:08pm
  Current holy grail items! trudijoy 21 28 Feb 2017 12:10pm
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  Warning re: acrylic nails Silvene 9 28 Feb 2017 8:01am
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8 topics, 73 posts, 27 members
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  Buying online fairyfluff 14 25 Mar 2017 8:07am
  Best thing on the Beauty Review website... Ringy 14 24 Mar 2017 12:38pm
  BBBE MareeB 10 25 Mar 2017 11:23am
  HELP ! Hormones on a wrecking rampage ! Dii 10 24 Mar 2017 8:38am
  Oompa Loompa doompity doo... shazatron101 8 24 Mar 2017 9:58pm
  DIY Balayage fairyfluff 7 24 Mar 2017 1:40pm
  XoBeauty Customer Service - Your experience? SoBeautyStuff 7 23 Mar 2017 7:39pm
  Bumpy Skin and Milia on One Side of the Face tannygirl 3 25 Mar 2017 11:43am
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50 posts, 19 members
  Author Message  
  worldofsooziewong
(1263 posts)
Do you sleep on your left side? That's the on,y explanation I can think of for them being on,y on one side of hour face. Those bumps you describe sound like closed comedones which are really hard to get rid of. I noticed them post acne and got my dermatologist to remove some of them. It was painful and not that successful. I've found they have lessened over time by using glycolic masks and toners. 
  Julieal
(506 posts)
The Thanks for box is a lovely one to buy and keep until you want to Thank some one -Comes in a lovely box too
  Julieal
(506 posts)
I have bought most of them and they are so worth it . The mother's day one looks great too !!
  Silvene
(594 posts)
What you've described happens to me if I use a moisturiser that is too rich for my skin type.  I have oily skin and sometimes, if I use a moisturiser or night cream that is suitable for all skin types or mature skin, I get those bumps. 

Have you started using any new products recently, that may have caused this? 
  Macs
(4497 posts)
I had a gamble recently I brought a foundation off a site. I just went off swatches online. Luckily I got it cheap. When I tried it , it was far too light. I need some darkening drops. I don't think I will gamble on foundation again.
  tannygirl
(2081 posts)
   I have been taking really good care of my skin lately. But I'm a bit puzzled by all the bumps my skin is getting and pretty much all on the left side of my face. The bumps are those ones that aren't pimples but like raised dots of skin (I guess it's the best way to describe them) and a couple milia. I've been on the ball with mud masking and peels and moisturizing treatments over the last couple of months and I haven't had very many big pimples thanks to that. But it seems odd that all these little bumps that I can't get rid of are on one side of my face and not the other. The right side of my face has the same problems as the left side but minus the bumps and milia. Has anyone had this before? Did you manage to make them go away? How?
  trudijoy
(5158 posts)
Pics of haircut needed!!!!!
  Marcel
(334 posts)
I buy the majority of my makeup online and it can be a bit of a gamble, or maybe even a complete gamble. I guess you gotta ask yourself 'am I willing to take that risk'?

Plenty of times I've bought makeup online and found that It's not suitable for me, especially with the likes of product s that really need to match your skin tone - foundation, bb, concealer.

Unless you've physically swatched a product and know that it'll be sweet to then go purchase online (bar parallel imported products), then there will always be the element of gamble. Most retailers whether physical of online won't accept returns when it comes to makeup products, doing so could present a range of health & safety/ ethical issues.
  Marcel
(334 posts)
I know all to well (as do the real housewives of where ever do, if they've ever actually watched the show) that Bronzer blunders can the stuff of nightmares. If you go too heavy on it and you haven't got time to start again, i find that my best option is to try to hide/frame my face with my hair, and hold eye contact with ppl so that maybe they won't notice. Almost, if not all bronzers that I've use, if you too carried away with it, redemption will not be had.

You can try translucent powders, slapping on some foundation or bb cream over the top, in my experience it usually doesn't help the situation. I reakon the Best advice when it comes to Bronzer - proceed with caution!!
  itsclearascrystal
(1395 posts)
I use foundation to conceal any excess bronzer...especially when it's too dark as well.
  sarahellaoverton
(38 posts)
I'm eyeing up the Thanks For... box.  I do NOT need it - I have far too many beauty products atm - but it looks lovely!
  sarahellaoverton
(38 posts)
I don't think I'd be brave enough to purchase foundation online.  The only time I have is through RoVie, because I purchased samples in a range of colours first, to choose the colour that was right for me.  
  shazatron101
(2868 posts)
friday is right, Trudi! i may have also taken the scissors to my hair... but i figure one mishap won't mean a second will happen hahahahaha

Silvene, Macs - i tried the powder trick. maybe i'm just special but it didn't work for me, it seemed to spread the bronzer out more hahahaha typical. oh well. one quick face wash later and i used CC cream and no bronzer haha 
  JessB
(69 posts)
Doing a home bleach/lightening job can be quite finnicky to begin with, because it's hard to get the right tone. Because of theat I think a DIY balyage cooooooooould go horribly wrong.. but I guess it depends on the experience you have with home dye jobs to begin with? For best results I'd say go professional. =13px  
  JessB
(69 posts)
I really like buying online also, however am also really careful about colour-matching. Most of the time if I do get anything that doesn't suit my skin tone I'll give it to one of my sisters. Sephora's terms of returns are here - the main thing is that you'll get a credit back rather than money back. Haven't tried it myself yet. 
  Macs
(4497 posts)
I normally use face powder to even it out.
  JessB
(69 posts)
The photowall and the reviews for me! Whenever I feel like pampering myself I love to go through products with really good reviews and compare them, looking for reviews by people with similar skin types etc as me to best know what to buy (have often done this with facemasks - not spending too much, but with reading about them all the excitement builds up :D )
  Silvene
(594 posts)
I've always used face powder on a cosmetic wedge to even out too much blush or bronzer. Load the sponge with powder then pat it over the area before using the same sponge to blend the powder into the area that is too dark. Once done, use a clean powder brush with no product on it to brush away any excess still on the skin.
  trudijoy
(5158 posts)
i have one brush that only ever gets used for this haha. One that just sits there unused for other things, only used for sweeping away excess. Or i use the one that only gets used for powder normally.

#friday hey Shaz?
  shazatron101
(2868 posts)
How do you ladies fix ya face when you have too much bronzer on? Unfortunately one of the brushes I used for blush had highlight, hello textured cheeks! And the clean brush I was going to use to get rid of it was loaded with bronzer. Might be time to clean them hahahahahaha
  itsclearascrystal
(1395 posts)
The reviewing, the forum, the articles. I couldn't pick one.
  shazatron101
(2868 posts)
hahahahahaha thats the best line to use. i hope for your sake it arrives tomorrow, and that the free gift is worth it!
  SoBeautyStuff
(18 posts)
findation.com is a life saver for helping you find your shade in different brands, based on the shades you currently use. You can also go and get matched in Mecca or Mac in popular foundations (and ask for samples) so that you can get a good feel for your shade average (warm/cool/neutral and fair/light/medium/dark).

Buying online saves so much money, and I rarely have a bad experience. If it's a particularly pricey product, and you're worried about the risk, you will usually be able to make most of it back by selling on TraeMe. 

I once bought a Jeffree Star lipstick which all in cost me around $40NZD, I hated the shade, so I listed it on TradeMe, stating I'd used it, and it sold for $30!

Good luck! :)
  SoBeautyStuff
(18 posts)
So I emailed again today, saying if I don't receive the parcel by tomorrow I want a refund, and they have given me a huge apology saying they will ship me a replacement order by overnight courier... and there will be a free gift as an apology.

I should be happy right? But surely this means a replacement was never sent out last Friday?!

I'm a huge Shaanxxo fan, and I don't like to be a grumpy customer, but it's so annoying that it has taken this many attempts to get my order dispatched!!

 
  Imoshen
(263 posts)
It's been a long time since I've purchased anything from Sephora USA and I'm not sure if NZer's still can (something about the credit card billing address).  You could always try getting it sent through Youshop.

Sephora based in Singapore will ship here but the brands and product range isn't as big as Sephora USA.

I did once order some nail polish's for my sister in law but they are considered a hazardous item so Youshop stopped them and asked me what I wanted to do with them.  I had them sent back and a credit was processed.  Was quite easy.

I've never purchased something I wanted to return after receiving it though as all my purchases are thoroughly researched beforehand.

I buy all my skincare online but not my cosmetics.
  Imoshen
(263 posts)
Stay away from the Lamer :).  

It IS over priced, comes in jar packaging (which we all know is not good for skincare) and you really need to ask yourself, if you bought it and liked it, could you keep paying those silly prices for it?
  Macs
(4497 posts)
I love shopping online. I have returned something that was damaged. I paid postage for it to be sent back. I havent purchased from Sephora yet. 
  Macs
(4497 posts)
Ive thought about attempting it at home too. I agree with the ladies to go and get it done.
  Macs
(4497 posts)
My favourite are,

Forum, Reviewing, articles,photowall and best beauty boxes. I still like the idea of an app. 
  MissQT
(1359 posts)
I was going to re-apply too as I thought mine didn't work and it had passed the 5 days and I knew emails had already been sent out. I'll be patient now :)
  MissQT
(1359 posts)
Great post! I love everything but I would have to say that out of everything I love being able to read real reviews by kiwis and chatting to everyone on the forum.
  Julieal
(506 posts)
I love the articles -I have learnt so much and find them really interesting -Also the review I value the opinions when someone has similar problems to mine.
  Lisa-Lou
(124 posts)
I love the photowall, even though I don't talk a whole lot I do enjoy the forums. Also the articles are great!
  Lisa-Lou
(124 posts)
I love online shopping! If I puchase something I don't like or doesn't suit me I usually give it to my mum or one of my friends. I can spend literally hours browsing online, I love it....my credit card hmmmm not so much.
  Lisa-Lou
(124 posts)
Uh oh I got the email and thought my first application must not have worked. Sorry BR crew! Doh
  k3r1pakai
(1097 posts)
Although there are a range of malls,shopms and centres where I live, I do prefer online shopping. It's convenient,no judgemental, feels like an treat & semi doesn't effect my home life. I often do it late at night though or early morning as a self indulgento type of thing. A reward to myself.
  Amyxxoo
(1028 posts)
I live and breathe online shopping. Country gal here so it's the most convenient way for me and I can stay in my pj's lol.
Usually if if I'm unsure in a product is the correct colour for me I won't do it, I'll make that special trip to make sure I get the correct product. However I'm pretty confident in my own foundation undertones and what colours work for me. If it's anything of high value I have to be 100% sure it's worth the buy. Safe items for me perfumes, eye products, palettes, lippies, blush, bronzer, highlighters, contours etc.
Foundation can be tricky if you're not confident in what matches your skin.
  Amyxxoo
(1028 posts)
I love the reviewing!
The forum
The articles
And the BBBE ( even if I can't afford them bahha, one can still window shop)

Beauty Review has a amazing community, I love how everyone gets involved and shares what information they can x
  MareeB
(2688 posts)
You deserve it Macs xx do it if you can :)
  MareeB
(2688 posts)
It's hard to choose! I think I like:
- the forum and BBBE first equal!
- the articles
- reviews
- beauty wall
- vault
  k3r1pakai
(1097 posts)
How frustrating hope it's sorted real soon. I've had good experience with them but did experience the same issue with two other NZ companies waited a few months too one got resolved after the wait the other one had some result but not totally resolved only after posting on their wall of their social media pages because they weren't answering my cirrespondence & phone calls.
  sarahellaoverton
(38 posts)
Gah, how frustrating!
  k3r1pakai
(1097 posts)
Obviously the reviewing & a whole platform of NZ ladies who can express their love for their self care. Ability to turn their love into rewards eg Beauty Review vault , trials & self purchases that bloom from any one of the forum, photo wall or/and the directory of reviews.

*Beauty looks photo wall
*Forum all the interesting topics that come up
*the ability to come on any time it suits you.
  trudijoy
(5158 posts)
I'm not a big online fan either  crystal, love searching and smelling and deciding. But I'm spoiled living in Akl and travelling lots; I have that option. Exceptions are Mecca Maxima,  Sephora and Ethique but like you it's usually stuff I know I love
  itsclearascrystal
(1395 posts)
To be honest I just don't really buy online. About all I've got online is lip balms from iherb, and I'd already tried the brands so it was pretty risk free.
  trudijoy
(5158 posts)
Ohhh that Kenzo one sounds divine
  itsclearascrystal
(1395 posts)
Hmm. Probably Chanel cosmetics (or a bag if they had it at some of the overseas duty free).
  Silvene
(594 posts)
I tend to like perfumes with vanilla notes, these are my two favourites:

- Kenzo Amour EDP (pink bottle), it's a musky, woody, floral frangrance with notes of cherry, frangipani, rice, white tea and vanilla. 

- Dior Hypnotic Poison, a musky vanilla, jacaranda and jasmine scent that I find is perfect for winter
  trudijoy
(5158 posts)
Definitely don't DIY a balyage. It'll be hard to get even and you'll spend loads on conditioner afterwards. Mine was done by a friend who is a hairdresser, so I only paid about $180 for balyage, base colour, wash, cut and style, but if you're only getting balyage it shouldn't be tooooo expensive  
  kirstyj
(1635 posts)
Glad the getting the e-mail still thing has been mentioned... I did have a wee worry when I got that e-mail.