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  makeup brand names you were mispronouncing until you heard someone else say them trudijoy 12 18 Jun 2018 4:58pm
  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 22 18 Jun 2018 2:54pm
  Auckland Ladies - EcoStore Factory Sale! shazatron101 5 16 Jun 2018 8:22pm
  Royal Essence candles shazatron101 33 16 Jun 2018 11:41pm
  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 25 18 Jun 2018 6:05pm
  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
  NBR Bullies MareeB 9 10 Jun 2018 10:20pm
  Oils for acne prone & sensitive skin!! Antonia 3 9 Jun 2018 1:12pm
  Product or brand wish list for reviews Sophia 27 18 Jun 2018 2:40pm
  Crayola make-up! KiwiLass 14 17 Jun 2018 7:12am
  Wellington Cosmetic Clinic Poppym7 1 6 Jun 2018 11:04am
  Best travel products that last 5 weeks but are still travel friendly...? KiwiLass 19 9 Jun 2018 1:32pm
  Scrubs Stunning_simplicity 21 11 Jun 2018 9:52am
  Kpop Australis Contour Powder cherryp 1 4 Jun 2018 12:13pm
  Buying through Amazon (partially NBR) itsclearascrystal 1 2 Jun 2018 1:32pm
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  BBR - Long weekend! Lisa-Lou 31 5 Jun 2018 6:49pm
  Make up remover wipes that are hydrating LindaBerkett 16 5 Jun 2018 10:20am
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  iherb Purchases Imoshen 7 23 May 2018 8:25pm
  Anyone use essential oils regularly as part of their routine? triffid 12 13 Jun 2018 5:47pm
  NBR Is Anyone Else Watching The Royal Wedding Tonight?? tabucutie 26 22 May 2018 10:15am
  NBR Pink shirt day! trudijoy 12 21 May 2018 7:56pm
  SHAMPOO FOR DARKER COLOURED HAIR! <3 Antonia 5 20 May 2018 12:52pm
  Please help! Perioral Dermatitis rachelgm 8 16 May 2018 8:46am
  Mother’s Day tomorrow.... trudijoy 8 16 May 2018 8:09am
  Taa daaaa MareeB 21 17 May 2018 10:38am
  What are we loving from the vault! Lisa-Lou 21 10 Jun 2018 7:38pm
  When You Write An Amazing Review But.... tabucutie 16 16 May 2018 9:08am
  Which Beauty Items Can You Always Justify Buying...Even Though You Know You Have Too Many. [1 2] tannygirl 51 25 May 2018 5:16pm
  Skin disease in saudi arabia. help! tompitt 1 9 May 2018 6:40pm
  Mecca Queen St!! courtney95 8 16 Jun 2018 6:45pm
  Mother's Day/First Half of May Specials tannygirl 6 8 May 2018 9:10pm
  Hoarding beauty products! Lisa-Lou 50 11 Jun 2018 5:31pm
  Japanese Cosmetics thirtywinks 29 15 May 2018 12:31pm
  40% Off All L'Oreal Products @ Countdown tabucutie 5 6 May 2018 1:42pm
  one face, 5 products! trudijoy 24 12 May 2018 9:08am
  NBR .... cheers to the freaking weekend! trudijoy 21 6 May 2018 9:30pm
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  NBR Dancing With The Stars itsclearascrystal 38 18 Jun 2018 9:13pm
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10 topics, 211 posts, 29 members
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  NBR Dancing With The Stars itsclearascrystal 38 18 Jun 2018 9:13pm
  Royal Essence candles shazatron101 33 16 Jun 2018 11:41pm
  Product or brand wish list for reviews Sophia 27 18 Jun 2018 2:40pm
  Any Recommendations For An Excellent Mascara for Your Bottom Lashes? tannygirl 25 18 Jun 2018 6:05pm
  Which Beauty Items Across The Board Have You Found Budget Brands Have the Same Quality As the High End Brands? tannygirl 22 18 Jun 2018 2:54pm
  Eyebrow Product with Spoolie thirtywinks 16 18 Jun 2018 11:37am
  Crayola make-up! KiwiLass 14 17 Jun 2018 7:12am
  makeup brand names you were mispronouncing until you heard someone else say them trudijoy 12 18 Jun 2018 4:58pm
  Collagen capsules lifeissupa 12 18 Jun 2018 10:46am
  3 Reviews done - been super slack lately oops Mumof3Munchkins 12 17 Jun 2018 9:14pm
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  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
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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  :)
 
  Artemis
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Now that there are so many brands we only see online and not really in stores, it makes it harder too. Lately I've been thinking of Tarte - is it "tart" or "tart, aye?". 
  Artemis
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Oh I'm surprised that some brands from BBE aren't listed but I guess there may be a reason, bit surprising though
  kirstyj
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I've been crazy slack on the reviewing for quite some time now :S 

Just got to a stage where I wasn't buying as much product as usual so I didn't have as many new things to review. Really I think it just meant I didn't have any exciting things to review as I still have a few things in my "to review" list that have been sitting there for a while... I'll get there eventually :)
  kirstyj
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The benefit ones are really good and I also used to have an Hourglass one which was really nice and I almost kept the packaging for the spoolie even after the product ran out.

Now though I use the Essence brow gel (thanks for the recommendation Trudijoy) and it is just the coloured gel on a spoolie so it kind of does two in one.
  tannygirl
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   I really like my Eye of Horus one it's a good fine point and has enough firmness so I can draw on the hairs so they don't look drawn on. I've repurchased it several times.
  MareeB
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Oh yes Macs, good point. Some of them were in the early days, but not for ages.
  Macs
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Yeah that spoolie on that Tony moly was quite soft . I dunno why I keep loosing my brow brushes .
  Macs
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I agree Maree. I had a few products from BBE not listed . I’d love to see the boxes themselves added. Just to see what they were like.
  MareeB
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It would be great if the products in the BBBEs were all listed, but maybe don't want to be.
  Artemis
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Getting back into things after a few months away from the site :) haven't had many new beauty things lately though 
  worldofsooziewong
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I've used the Tony Moly pencil but didn't find the spoolie stiff enough. I quite like the Elf brow kit but used one of my own brushes with it. The one they include is way too piddly to use lol. 
  Artemis
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Tabucutie - there would probably/possibly be costs involved with getting BR to review products, which wouldn't be affordable for a small startup, I imagine they charge a fee on top of the cost of the products being sent. I tried getting a small business listed earlier in the year but never heard back unfortunetely. 

I think pretty much all the Essence masacaras are listed except the one I use! ;) might have to check the others out though. 
  Macs
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I love brow products . I just got the elf brow kit last week.  I love that Billiondollar brow pencil . Its beautiful. I’ve been looking at trying Milani Brow promade come with brush/spoolie on makeup.co.nz I might buy it this coming week for a try . 

Beautybliss is selling a Carousel Dual end spoolie brush seperate for $9 I’m also thinking of buying that as a back up lol.

So far I’ve tried Nyx Autobrow, Elf Brow kit, Billiondollar brow kit, Tony Moly Brow pencil , Australis brow pencil, Colorpop Brow promade.Their all ok did job ok. I haven’t found my holy grail yet.
 
  worldofsooziewong
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I haven't asked for any products to be added as I still have such a long list of things to review. I can't imagine ever running out of things to review! A lot of the stuff I'm using right now isnt listed on here although it is easily accessible as most of it was purchased from Mecca. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I've been on a bit of a reviewing spree today and I've done five. I wait until I finish a product to review them. This keeps me motivated to do the reviews as I don't throw the product away until the review is done. And as I'm on a use it up challenge, I can't get the packaging out of here quick enough! I still have a long list of things to review as I tend to try something new every time I run out of a product. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I'd like to try the Frank ones one day. If I ever run out of lip balm (probably never lol)
  trudijoy
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Yeah it’s very brittle, had to go for the light feather strokes
  worldofsooziewong
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Hopefully it will come back new and improved then. My only criticism of it was that the pencil broke before I finished it (I managed to fix it by melting the ends and sticking them back together though, lol)
  trudijoy
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Soozie yeah as far as Mecca goes the Frank ones far better and costs less:)
  trudijoy
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I know, that ones always butchered! And they don’t really advertise on tv or radio so it’s hard to know, sometimes!
  trudijoy
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Yeah according to the chick I spoke to at the bare minerals store in Hawaii they are doing away with the current brow line and reinventing it, I think they’re doing a slightly thicker pencil as part of it, she said they were expected to stop making the current range this year. It’s annoying bc I love them and they’re half the price of the benefit ones
  worldofsooziewong
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That's a shame about the Bare Minerals one. I always use the spoolie so it's an essential part of the purchase for me. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I like the Mecca lip balm but I don't think I would pay that much for it. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I heard Givenchy horrible mispronounced on the news recently. I'm with you - I hate hearing things mispronounced and scream at the tv even if it's a language that I don't speak myself. 
  worldofsooziewong
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I find Shu Uemura a difficult one even with being a Japanese speaker! That one still gets pronounced wrong even on those "how to pronounce cosmetic brands correctly lists" lol. 

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