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  Heartbreak and hair extensions ... help? tabykitten 9 16 Jun 2018 9:36pm
  Living & Giving sale.... heart eyes for the cheap candles! trudijoy 1 15 Jun 2018 9:51pm
  Which Beauty Items Across The Board Have You Found Budget Brands Have the Same Quality As the High End Brands? tannygirl 24 19 Jun 2018 10:42am
  Auckland Ladies - EcoStore Factory Sale! shazatron101 5 16 Jun 2018 8:22pm
  Royal Essence candles shazatron101 42 20 Jun 2018 9:56pm
  3 Reviews done - been super slack lately oops Mumof3Munchkins 12 17 Jun 2018 9:14pm
  Any Recommendations For An Excellent Mascara for Your Bottom Lashes? tannygirl 27 20 Jun 2018 10:16pm
  Half price Olay countdown lifeissupa 4 13 Jun 2018 7:13pm
  How do you do a duo or more review? triffid 5 11 Jun 2018 8:24pm
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  Royal Essence candles shazatron101 42 20 Jun 2018 9:56pm
  Any Recommendations For An Excellent Mascara for Your Bottom Lashes? tannygirl 27 20 Jun 2018 10:16pm
  Which Beauty Items Across The Board Have You Found Budget Brands Have the Same Quality As the High End Brands? tannygirl 24 19 Jun 2018 10:42am
  Eyebrow Product with Spoolie thirtywinks 20 19 Jun 2018 11:10pm
  Collagen capsules lifeissupa 15 20 Jun 2018 10:33pm
  makeup brand names you were mispronouncing until you heard someone else say them trudijoy 15 20 Jun 2018 6:05pm
  New Veou range at Countdown- anyone tried it yet? Sophia 2 20 Jun 2018 8:56pm
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  Lisa-Lou
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Cool Maree. I will update here in say 3 or 4 weeks :-)
  kirstyj
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Weird addition to this as it isn't actually a mascara - BUT ... I just get my lashes tinted every 5 to 6 weeks. Means I don't need to worry about mascara on my bottom lashes at all but they still look defined and nice :)
  MareeB
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Oooh I'd love to see the rings Shaz?
  MareeB
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I'll be interested to see what you think Lisa.
  shazatron101
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ooooh yum! candles are life hahahah
ill put a pic on the wall when i get the third ring out (its at the bottom of the good candle omg life why) but so far the 2 i have are supposedly worth $250 and $200. i dont know if i believe it to be honest hahaha but theyre nice and fit my fingerrrrz so i'm okay with that
  Lisa-Lou
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My Imaglow arrived today. Just took first dose, looking forward to see if they do anything. Will keep anyone updated if interested at all :-)
  Sophia
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Got some eye cream to try.
Doesn't appear to be organic.
Posted a photo on the photowall...

I saw a FB comment about it, clearly someone who knows what ingredients mean had given it thumbs down.
In any case, we will see what's what!
  Lisa-Lou
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My order from studio milk arrived, pic on the wall. I am in love with salted caramel <3
  Macs
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I think I’ve been saying Givency wrong for many years now lol 
  Sophia
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Saw it briefly a week or so ago, haven't bought anything yet.
Anyone tried it?
I believe it's a product made for them, supposedly organic.
  itsclearascrystal
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I've heard Natio said 2 ways too.
  itsclearascrystal
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I think I might give the BDB pencil a go. Gels just aren't doing it for me anymore.
  Lisa-Lou
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Ohhhh what was the ring like?
  shazatron101
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hahaha yes it is a very bizarre smell. it's not so toilety now and ive got the ring out (i also broke my tweezers, fantastic!). but yeah. definitley not a smell i'll buy again!
  tabucutie
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That's an unfortunate comparasion.
  Lisa-Lou
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Ahhh that sux! I find anything lavender unfortunately reminds me of toilet lol. Hopefully you love the other one :-)
  MareeB
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BDB is my favourite too. It's like Za eye liner and Za CC cream - worth it no matter how much it cost.
  shazatron101
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Struggling with lavender and honey... smells like toilet... boooooooo
  worldofsooziewong
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I got my first BDB pencil from one of the original beauty review boxes. I liked it but thought I'd never spend that much on an eyebrow pencil. But I keep coming back to and the price doesn't seem so bad now. I think it might have come down in price since Mecca started stocking it. 
  thirtywinks
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Thanks guys! I might go around checking the price range and get myself one this weekend. I saw the Billion Dollar Brows in passing at Mecca and was piqued. It was my first time seeing it last month. I've tried the Elf and NYX ones and they were okay but thinking of trying something new.

I was initially eyeing the one from Benefit but I felt like it was a bit too pricey, or I might find a better one with the same or lower price. I do have a tinted brow gel and I love it to bits but it's not a brand I can get here so I'm trying to preserve it as long as I can.

I used to have the transparent brow gel from Elf many years go but it would somehow solidify (?) and leave white streaks on my brows so I stopped using them. Not sure if they're still selling those though.
  thirtywinks
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I was guilty of Nyx too!!! I just thought that would be easier to say than N-Y-X. Haha 

On a similar note, my husband told me one day that there was an M-A-C shop near our place. It was kinda funny.
  shazatron101
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i do love auto correct. other peoples auto corrects are the best but i have a few. anyway.

THEYRE HEEERRREEE so pleased. theyre so mahooooossiiivee. i mean for the price you would think so, but yeah. really big. dunno what to burn first, new scentsy or new candles! pic on the photo wall now...ish
  trudijoy
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also kmart eye masks. I bought a couple to try as they're only $3 for two SETS. Usually I get them in places like Sephora ($5/6 a set) or Mecca ($8 a set) - and these kmart ones are pretty good, actually!
  Julieal
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I have bought a few face masks at the chemist for $3 and they have been really nice for a pick me up.
  alikat
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I use a Clinique mascara that is specially designed for the lower lashes. It has a little delicate wand, which is just right for the spider legs of mine that double as bottom lashes.

This link is for the USA clinique site but I'm sure its still available here:

https://www.clinique.com/product/1606/15586/makeup/mascara/bottom-lash-mascara



EDIT: Okay, just checked, discontinued in NZ, but not in the USA (and I get mine from the USA.... sorry!)
  MareeB
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Hopefully there'll be a new one on tomorrow Shaz. I'm scared for when it finishes - I'm so addicted.
  shazatron101
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i went to watch the newest gloriavale on demand and it only showed me an interview :/

DAVID AND AMELIA FOREVER!!!!!
  trudijoy
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I def do but mine are long and just need a bit of defining, I only do one coat there
  shazatron101
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i dont either Lisa lol theyre too fine and look spidery as heck lol no thanks
  tabucutie
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Never heard of the brand but I'll Google it
  Lisa-Lou
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Yea I also agree. I don't actually put mascara on my bottom lashes. Is that weird lol.
  trudijoy
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Tabucutie that will be 'Tatcha', wont' it?
  tabucutie
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I love that ELF acne roller ball, my only go to acne/pimple product I have.
  tabucutie
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I think I have heard tarte pronounced as "tart cha"? Unless that's another brand I am not aware of?
  tabucutie
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@Artemis: That's a valid point I had not thought about it like that. I bought an Essence Mascara recently and it's not listed, slightly ironic given the amount that has been listed. Oh well, maybe it will get added sometime. 

I agree @MareeB and @Macs. I think it would be awesome to have the box products added individually and the box as a whole. I know I would be interested to read those reviews. 
 
  trudijoy
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couldnt agree more, Shaz.
  shazatron101
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(assuming that bottom eyelash mascara comes with small brushes), why dont you just clean the old brushes and use them in the mascara you use on the rest of your eyes? obviously you like those formulas enough to use them on your top lashes so... why not the bottom

i guess i just dont understand why they make mascaras specifically for lower lashes. it's just so stupid. more money for the big buck companies! perhaps im finally showing my spirit age and just dont understand these things.
  shazatron101
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IT cosmetics have a pencil with a spoolie, i like it but i've had to glue it back in because it fell out so... i guess that's not really "good" is it hahahahaha
  shazatron101
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yeah it's definitely tart, i follow them on insta and the only thing weird about how they say it is their accent :P
  Lisa-Lou
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Lol yes that is my issue too and if its massive it will put me off taking them so its a bit pointless. I ordered the imaglow so will see how I go.
  Head Pixie
(468 posts)
Morning :)

To answer your question...

We've some exciting stuff coming up! And as part of our commitment to being NZ's biggest beauty guide and making BR better for you we've been holding a site audit, and a big part of that is prioritising the data integrity of the site, which means we're aiming to ensure the products listed on the site have the most up to day images and information. As you can imagine it's quite the process!

For this to happen we need to receive product information direct from the brands. This will mean that if companies do not get back to us (which is why you'll find some brands not listed on the site... who wouldn't want to work with us? I know!) we will have to remove listings as it's important all information is kept relevant. You'll also find that in the coming months more products will be added as brands send us through the relevant info/images.

It's going to be a big year for Beauty Review - you should see what's going on behind the scenes! Busy times!!

Have a fab day! xo  
  rachelgm
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If you're enjoying using a powder and you don't mind just replacing the brush then I recommend this one by xobeauty, it's a brush witha spoolie on the other end! It's fantastic. 
  Imoshen
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I took my last one on Saturday with the intention not to repurchase.  If I notice a difference I might take them up again.

I'd like to try the ones that Tannygirl takes with the hyularonic acid but I just can't bring myself to swallow horse pills :P.

I'm currently taking:
Lifestream - Advanced Probiotic
Solgar - Astaxanthin 
Solgar - Biotin
Thompsons - B Complex
Clinicians - Sunshine Vitamin D3 with K2
Life Extension - Skin Restoring Phytocermides with Lipowheat (these are quite pricey so not sure if I will continue but giving 3-4 months)

For someone that can't swallow pills I'm getting lots of practice :).Skin Restoring Phytoceramides with Lipowheat
  Sophia
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Blistex lip conditioner in a pot fixes all lip issues and cuticles too!
Nivea hydro care in blue tube also very good for day to day hydration. I'm chucking Burt's bees to return to it. 
  Sophia
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Essence mascaras
Wet n Wild small angled eye liner brush
ELF acne gel in a roller ball dispenser
ELF Matte eyeshadow palette
CoverGirl The Goldens eyeshadow palette

My favourite cheapie stuff that's as good or better than expensive stuff!
  Sophia
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Re Essence mascara, I'm on my 4th variety. Only 1 of those has been review-able.
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Here's a question for BR Team, Rimmel Kohl Brittania eye pencil has a truckload of reviews from quite a while back. It appears that it's still on sale but without the 'Brittania' all over it (I remember this campaign - everything was relating to UK, Kate Moss, union jack shaped eye shadow palettes).
Should we be adding reviews to this one, do we need another listing or perhaps the title of the current listing updated? It's a pretty reliable staple at most cosmetics retailers.
  Lisa-Lou
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Imoshen are you still taking these? I'm keen to try them just wondering what results you got after a few months?
  Macs
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I forgot about my brow gels. I use a clear coat /coloured by Loreal Brow gel. My Mellow one I also use that too at the end of my brow grooming. 

Id love to try Benefit one day. I see lots of Brow kits from Benefit.
  trudijoy
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Oh I forgot about that gel when I started using gimmebrow/ the brown essence brow mascara!
  trudijoy
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I’m pretty sure that it’s ‘tart’ because there’s no accent like in café or rosé  :)
 

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