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Ringy

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About Me I am the mother of 3 beautiful girls, we all love and use a wide variety of beauty products. I am in constant search of the perfect skincare products that deliver the best anti aging results. Currently I'm just enjoying life, meeting people and looking after my family. I'm in a very happy place!

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9th January, 2017 at 9:36 pm
Dr Lewinns Reversaderm Complete System Review
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My dehydrated skin is as smooth as a baby now

Following the 2on/2off cycle for 6 weeks I had great results. It says to take 2 weeks off due to 'efficacy of ingredients' but I'm sure it's so you can be reminded how terrible your regular products are compared to these! My skin is norm/dehydrated. Cleanser - It has quite a strong, fresh, citrusy scent. It's creamy white, is non foaming & can be left on for a few mins for extra exfoliating. I used 1 & a bit pumps each time. The 100ml easy to use pump bottle will last a good while - it's at a fair price point. It deeply cleaned without drying, although it did seem to make my hands peel from massaging it in. Serum -I don't like dropper style bottles & mine arrived blocked. I used a pin & unblock where some product had gone gluggy in it. With minimal scent & a white opaque colour, it absorbs quickly & easily into skin without being oily. Benefits of brightened skin, improved radiance and skin tone were definitely met. A key ingredient in this, the cream & mask, is French Saffron to improve radiance & skin tone. Down side is the amount you need to use this product seems very expensive & for this price I'd like better packaging & more product. Cream - is very light. It has a scent similar to the cleanser but not as strong. I love the style of dispenser - you press the top down & a bit of moisturiser pops out. No mess no fuss. This one seems a bit springy, if you press too fast too much product comes out & it flicks everywhere. If a product is cheap I'm not too fussy but if it's expensive I expect even the packaging to be quality. One pump is enough for face & neck. It absorbs very quickly & skin is left soft, tight & bright with no oiliness. After using just the cleanser, serum & moisturiser my skin looked beautiful, I noticed a difference straight away it seemed clear & soft. Peel- I used 4 pumps of the generous sized peel every 2nd day. Its like a clear serum that spread easily over my face. After 30 minutes it has dried but still feels sticky on skin. Easily washed off with water. At first I noticed no burning, tingling or redness. At the start of the 4th week of product use (6th week real time) it tingled for a few of mins but it went away - I wasn't worried about this feeling as it is similar to having a professional peel & makes the product seem closer to salon quality. Mask - used once a week in replacement of the Peel. It's a light, creamy formula with a slight mauve tint to it but appears almost clear when applied and a light scent. First couple of mins the mask started to warm, calming down at 8 mins. It was by no means bad at all - I just feel I should mention it. These left my skin looking younger in every way - plump, pores reduced, smooth, even toned & glowing. I experienced no extra breakouts from the products. My dry 'yoga patch' on my chin is gone. Makeup is a dream to apply. I use much less foundation & get a very soft & smooth result. After just two weeks fine lines were less noticeable - collagen synthesis in action

Tips: I found it helpful to write down the peel and mask days so as not to get confused.

Also before cleaning my face, I removed my makeup with micellar water and eye makeup remover so as not to waste cleanser.

I use an spf everyday normally but it's a big must when using these products as it is with professional peel treatments. I don't think it helped that it's been summer holidays so I have been outside a lot more (with spf) & my pigmentation darkens over summer no matter how hard I try - I'm definitely going to do this hard core over winter! Big thanks to Beauty Review for this trial - amazing products to try and can't wait to see my skin in a few more months.

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It's not gone but it's a lot less noticeable, I don't specifically cover it with concealer anymore on a night out, for everyday I wear a really thin bb cream and you can't tell there is any pigmentation.

Overall how much difference did you find it made to your skin pigmentation?

Overall rating:
5.0/5
15th October, 2015 at 2:16 pm
Nair Salon Divine Sensitive Wax Review
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At home gem

This is my at home wax. I have tried many brands and this one seems to be the best. It smells nice, it goes on and off easily, and I have a cupboard full of the after wipes because it comes off cleanly and I never have to use them! I have been using this purple one for years. I usually go the salon to get waxed but if I see this on special at the supermarket I get it as its great for those last minute waxing jobs when it's too late to go to the salon and you really don't want to shave.

I do my girls underarms all the time with it and they have said they prefer me doing it with this than going into the salon- I hurt much less (unless they have shaved the time before and it kills hence why it is good to have it handy to prevent emergency shaving!) I must admit I prefer to do my own brazillian with this wax as it seems to hurt much less than at the salon- it just takes me a wee while longer!

The only down fall of this product is that you need a microwave and most microwaves are in the kitchen - not the most appropriate waxing location but I feel like the wax starts to set again in the running around time from kitchen to bathroom.

I have found it takes longer than recommended to melt- I make sure I sit it in another microwave safe dish in the microwave as this seems to help it melt better.

Tips: Don't over heat as it becomes brittle and hard to remove- nothing like having a blob of wax stuck somewhere awkward that can't be ripped off without breaking into little pieces to make a painful job even more painful!

Remove the stick after use so it doesn't set into the wax- you shouldn't microwave it with the stick in it - it can catch fire...from experience!

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Just thought I'd let you know that I finally found some today ... at my local Postie+ store!

I have to admit I bought it at chemist warehouse in Australia - but I've got the at home wax pot now and the IPL machine so I haven't bought it in a while.

Ringy, where do you get yours from? I've been hunting for some for months and can't seem to find it anywhere.

Overall rating:
5.0/5
22nd March, 2016 at 9:47 am
Neutrogena Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask 5 Review
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These are amazing and so easy to use

After several reviews on youtube channels of the virtue of these sheet masks I searched high and low for them, finding them in The Warehouse I grabbed a box and must remember to go get another one soon!

Side note: my skin type is combination with slight on set of aging, tiny lines.

I thought that the value of money for a box of 5 sheets for under $25 was pretty good, especially here in NZ where it is normally overpriced. Each sheet mask is individually wrapped so you can easily chuck one in an overnight bag should you be travelling. Popping on one during a flight would be amazing to keep tired, overly dried skin at bay, relaxing too!

These masks are designed I am sure to make you look like a serial killer as you wear them. However, the cuts in the mask allow you to smooth it over the curve of your face and tuck in the edges, poking your nose out of the pre cut area and pull around the eye area. For me the mouth area fell over my chin as I have a small round head and these are designed to be a one size fit all product, but that is alright, I was able to make it work.

Backing the sheet mask is a really slippery serum that if you don't lie back will see the mask slip right off your face so you are forced to lie back and relax as it goes to work, if you want to keep doing something whilst the mask works then a sheet mask isn't for you. The instructions say leave on for up to 10 minutes, well I always get comfortable and either engrossed on catching up with social media or fall into a cat nap so it stays on longer, which isn't bad as it isn't a wash off type. Once you have had enough of the mask, simply remove it and throw away, there is a serum type moisture to your face that you need to just massage into your skin.

The following day wake up to wonderfully clear, clean and super plump hydrated skin that has a brightened, youthful appearance, even helps on those little lines around the eyes. This is a product I can see myself using for a while. I currently use 1 mask a week, although during that time of the month I did use it twice a week.

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Just got some of these today- and then I check reviews! Really need to reverse that! Glad I won't be disappointed!!

I have put this on my wish list.

great review, I've never seen these masks before so I'll have to keep an eye out at the warehouse.

Overall rating:
2.0/5
30th May, 2016 at 10:13 am
Snowberry Gentle Remineralising Toner Review
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Confusing product

Maybe I am being an old schooler or just revealing myself to be one of those annoying persons who never read instructions and just dives head first into things, but I do prefer having my cleanser and toner separate, for me a toner is a balancing agent for my combination skin to ensure that my pores are tightened, settling dry areas and absorbing excessive oils.

By the packaging this toner reads as a gentle remineralising toner, so my thoughts were to use as a toner as it doesn't scream "hey I am a cleanser toner" so after washing my face and drying it I popped on this toner onto a cotton wool pad then patted over my skin like I do every day with my regular toner. However I did notice that the texture of it was rather thick and a very off putting beige brown colour. Having a more gel consistency which held it's own form on the pad should of tipped me off that this wasn't a normal toner, but nevertheless onto the skin it went. Leaving a filmy layer over my skin that did absorb a bit.

A few hours later my skin felt really itchy and I was desperate to get my makeup off which was breaking down with oil outbreaks. Finally getting it all off and cleansed my face didn't look red but the itchy feeling was still there. Recounting all products used that day I realised that the only new thing was the toner. This is where I read the instructions. Mix a few drops of the gel with water in your hands to create a foam, smooth over your face and rinse. A cleanser that tones and replenishes the skin. Which really annoyed me, of course it made my skin itch I was walking around all day with a gel cleanser dried on my skin. It really put me off the product and felt a little angry at the product being marketed as a toner when it was in fact a cleanser with toning abilities.

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I've had a little chuckle, Te he he but yes the name is misleading

Yes! I found that too saw the word "toner" and assumed it was a toner... Ooops. I do love it as a cleanser though

Overall rating:
5.0/5
18th June, 2016 at 12:07 am
No3 Underbalm Review
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Its a Keeper!

I was a bit skeptical about a balm that claims to help against body odor. Especially an all natural one which has no chemical or artificial ingredients. All the ingredients are familiar and some are organic. Two thumbs up for that. I would like to thank BR for introducing me to this amazing product and giving it to me to trial.

The No:3 Underbalm comes in a clear glass jar which can be recycled. A plastic screw cap keeps everything in the jar. Pretty simple and cute product with no unnecessary packaging-just the sturdy bottle itself. The label is simple and states the flavour, ingredients and has a green stickman figure holding his harms up and a unisex symbol. When I first opened it the lemongrass scent really hit me hard as I was not used to that scent. Its not unpleasant and had notes of lime as well but I felt the lemongrass was more dominant.

I was surprised to find that the creamish paste inside was quite firm. First day I used my fingers to swirl on top of it for it to soften up but I found that it was like a double dip situation for me. Afterwards I just used a craft/popsicle stick to take a small pea sized out. I rubbed this between my fingers to it warm up and more spreadable. Sometimes I just put the blob in my armpit and when it softens from the heat than I spread it around. It’s a bit gritty at first but I think after a while the heat smooths everything. It doesn’t stain, sting, leave residue, cause irritation or is overly greasy. And it absorbs quickly. I really love the fresh smell it gives me but it gets subtler throughout the day.

I have religiously been using this since I got it and I love this product. I have been taking it through its paces. I had pretty hectic days and also vacuumed the whole house. That itself has me running to the showers but using the paste kept body odor at bay. Also I didn’t sweat as much. Depending on the day the product can protect you upwards of 8 hours. Sometimes I got 12 hours! Absolutely marvelous.

I read later on their site that it has 100 applications and the paste softens/melts on warm days. Definitely will make it easier to apply than. I cant wait to try the other flavor’s. Needless to say that I will be buying this and also to tell you all that you need these in your life!

Iam going to update this review in summer and see if it really works as well as it does now. Since its winter Im not as sweaty as I usually am.

Tips: Warm it between fingers to make it easier to apply.

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I really love it Ringy...and it's so convenient. Smells decent too!

Nice to know it works!

woops - here it is http://www.no3.co.nz/underbalm/

OK 1lilmnky, here's the vid :) http://www.no3.co.nz/admin/pagesEditPage.php?viewVersion=701

Thanks Cheryl. I'll definitely give your way a go but yeah the video would be really helpful as well <3

And based on the unfavourable review below we are also going to put a vid up on the No3 Underbalm page to show just how easy it is :) Cheryl.

Hey 1lilmnky, thanks for an awesome review! A tip for the consistency is to mix the top layer around with an ice block stick, or even the handle of a teaspoon and it will soften it up. Then when you use it, just take it from the sides, easy :)

The only downside- its hard at the moment and you need to spend extra few minutes on it. The aerosols are faster.

Thanks Koni. I also stuck to my old tried and true...until I got this one. Its very convenient as well. Small enough to tuck in the gym bag or locker. Give it a go. You might find your new favorite!

Great review!! Now I just need the courage to purchase it haha. When it comes to deodorant I like to stick to what works for me but your review has given me something to consider :-)

Overall rating:
4.0/5
26th January, 2016 at 7:39 pm
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster Review
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I really want to like it

I got the sample when it first came out, I bought the full size not long after. I got more samples, I got another bottle in the vault. I love Elizabeth Arden - I don't know why but it's just a long time favourite for me. I like the idea of a pre-serum serum. I've been using it every morning before my serum and moisturizer for the last 3 months. The bottle is very attractive and functions well, it spreads across skin well and is easily absorbed leaving no stickiness. It didn't cause me any pimples (on my normal, mid life skin) which is always a plus! I agree with other reviews that it makes your top layers go further- you use less serum and less moisturizer. My skin does feel soft and smooth using this combination. I guess I'm just a hard sell because I really want glowy, magazine skin! Shop assistants say my skin looks good but can you really believe what they say? To me I don't see magazine skin, but I'll keep using this along as I have it, and most likely repurchase when my stock depletes.

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Can't say I noticed much difference for my daughter

Oh, did it work well for your daughter?

It didn't cause me any sensitivity either, it's a lovely product :)

Overall rating:
5.0/5
28th May, 2016 at 6:44 am
Lancome Visionnaire Day Creme Review
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!

This cream is amazing to say the least! I started using it a month ago and my skin feels and looks amazing. My face feels subtle to touch and has reduced my forehead lines dramatically. I even got picture proof because I've spent the last year trying to find something that actually works. The cream is light and non greasy. I also have ultra sensitive skin and when I first applied this I was worried as it was lightly scented but my skin didn't react (YAY) I highly recommend this product to all

Tips: Use it morning and a night

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Great to hear-I won a jar of this and have been reluctant to use it because I haven't heard much about it. I might give it a go tonight!

Overall rating:
4.7/5
20th September, 2015 at 9:53 pm
Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
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Large and in charge

This fragrance gives me confidence, the "I am woman, hear me roar" kinda thing. It's perfect for days where you may have an important meeting etc and need an extra boost to take on the day. It's also great for a night out as it permeates the air, and it lasts!

It's a scent that the male humans seem to love, but I've since realised that every second female wears Mademoiselle, which really does put me off wearing it these days. I've already decided that my next purchase is going to be an elusive fragrance that no one talks about! Haha.

The scent to me has strong notes of Patchouli and Orange with a hint of rose and musk. I really wasn't a fan on first sniff, but I was given a sample at Sephora and fell in love with how sexy it was/is. It's sexy and womanly and I literally can't stop smelling myself when I wear it. The longevity is awesome, it lasts all day on me, as it should do for the price!

I only have an atomizer full of this perfume that I picked up off TradeMe, because I refuse to pay for a bottle lol, so I can't comment on the bottle but the atomizer is super handy for travel!

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Only just smelt it for the first time recently. I've been planning On getting some and googling prices. Devo'd to hear it's such a commonly worn fragrance! Slightly put off buying it now. You have saved me some $(until next duty free trip)

Haha oh I haven't chosen one yet! I need to finish some of what I have before I even look at another, but I shall let you know when I do ;) I don't think many people wear the million dollar fragrance you're lusting after though, so that's perfect!

You know I had no idea this was a popular fragrance! Ohhhhh what's this secret squirrel fragrance you're on about? Scout's honour I won't buy it since I'm admiring the fragrance that cost a million dollars ;-)

Overall rating:
5.0/5
10th July, 2015 at 5:13 pm
Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer Review
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Worth every dollar

Ive always been a fan of Dermalogica. I love their cleansers. I have been looking for a green primer for a while so I thought Id give this ago as I needed a green primer to reduce the redness on my face.

This primer retails for $88. I know that some of you may think its a bit pricey but I have tried cheaper green primers and they simply just don't work well. I have tried green primers of all consistencies (runny, creamy, tooth paste consistency). All of each having their own pros and cons.The consistency of this dermalogica primer is watery if you dont shake it, once shaken it is a mix between a tad on the pasty side and creamy. I quite enjoyed this primer. It covered all my redness on my face and it covered my large red birthmark. I did not enjoy the smell but that's a small sacrifice to pay. It smells like eucalyptus.

I have repurchased this primer but I am trying to find an alternative. I do recommend this to cover redness. Its the perfect color correcter.

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Not really. The smell of this really played up with my nose. I seem to be too sensitive for the scent.

Are you finding an alternative because of the price?

Overall rating:
4.7/5
7th October, 2015 at 12:27 pm
ZA Deep Cleansing Oil Review
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Living up to the hype

"It's great!" she* told me. "It's easier than micellar water!" she raved. "Really, though...?" I replied (though only in my head, because she was handing me a pot of it to try and I wasn't going to show how sceptical I was!).

But you know what? She was right! A tiny bit of this in the palm of my hand, rubbed over my face then rinsed with water and viola! Lovely clean skin, without feeling dried out!

Since having this on my shelf I have washed my face more often (I confess to rarely managing twice a day), because it is so fast and easy. My skin is thanking me for the extra care, with a smoother healthier complexion.

Finally... the price. How can you argue with that? That's value for money right there!

*'She' is BR member trudijoy.

Tips: You don't need as much as they say!

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Haha yup, she's so good at letting me try different products!

I didn't even need to read the end to know Trudi gave you this hahahaha she's a star!

I guess all products want you to use it up faster so you buy more!

3/4 pumps does seem excessive!

Hehe :D

'She' is pleased you love it too!