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MrsO
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Garnier BB cream is my favourite, also L'oreal  Paris skincare, both of which I buy at the supermarket. I love Clarins lip glosses and lip comfort oils, a bit pricey though. Last day today for 40% off L'oreal  Paris at Farmers by the way.
itsclearascrystal
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Sounds exciting 
MareeB
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It sounds cool. I've read good things about bee venom products.
Mumof3Munchkins
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Oooh Bee Venom masks are amazing. I look forward to reading reviews from the lucky lovelies that get on the trial.
tannygirl
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   Sounds really good. Lucky ladies who get an invite.
Lisa-Lou
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Ohhhh exciting!
First Lady
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For a très fantastique Bee Venom face mask will be going out tonight!  We expect spots will fill quickly, so keep your eyes on your inbox!

If you're invited and have a sensitivity or allergy to bees / bee products, please decline the invitation!

Love Nat xox
Mumof3Munchkins
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Ba ha ha good point lol
worldofsooziewong
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You might as well mumof3. That way you'll get free postage lol. 
Mumof3Munchkins
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Thanks for the suggestions. I picked up an Antipodes one to try as it had 25% off. I've used one of this brands oils before and loved it so thought why not. 

Definitely keen to try The Ordinary brand too especially as that also has 25% off with MUO Obsessives.
Mumof3Munchkins
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Thanks lovelies, so excited eek.

Might be an excuse to grab some more Mario Badescu Spray and Brazilian Bum Bum Spray at the same time.
Mumof3Munchkins
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Thanks for all the product recommendations - I picked up the Blistex Lip Conditioner (could only find the tube version in store) and also Blistex Medicated Relief. 

Will see how we go with those.

 
trudijoy
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Didn’t get any in Japan but the HK ones I got are $1-$1.50. Steering clear of anything ocean-y tho
worldofsooziewong
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Yay! You’re going to love the loop boxes mumof3! I’m looking forward to finding out what the beauty loop changes are all about. 
worldofsooziewong
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I tend to buy sheet masks when I’m travelling as they’re nice to use after a busy day travelling (and they are so cheap in Japan so cant resist them) I tend to forget about them as soon as I get home. 
trudijoy
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Yup! I’ve discovered that I can use them if I’m not stressed or if I am really really tired. Any anxiety or stress and having one on causes the freak outs but if I’m already relaxed I can deal with it now! 
worldofsooziewong
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Mine’s a real mix too of Japanese (Hada Labo, Lululun sheet masks etc), Korean (dear, Klairs), American (Clinique moisture surge - an American company now owned by a French parent company; Sunday Riley), British (Ren, Pixi), Australian (Mecca sunscreen) and Kiwi (Essano, Only Good). Quite a lot of mine is picked up on my travels too. 

Trudi, you bought sheet masks?!? For yourself?!? Lol. 
trudijoy
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I’m a mix and match person. I’m currently in asia and my Japan beauty is all local brands like CanMake, Cezanne, Muji and Kanebo. In Hong Kong I’ve bought some local sheet masks etc, but also Clinique, Benefit, Anna Sui, Versace, Urban Decay and ZA. I’ve also bought some Etude House and some other things. I gotta stop, packing this bag tomorrow will suck lol
tannygirl
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   I am currently using some Clinique products which I like but I wouldn't say they are a staple however my Hada Labo Premium Emulsion is as well as my Dear Klairs gel toner, Heimish All Clean Balm, Benton Aloe Gel and I'm currently using a sunscreen by Etude House on the days I wear makeup. My sheet masks atm are also pretty much all by Asian brands and I have Laneige samples I'm trying out. I also have more masks, serums and moisturizers that are currently unopened and waiting to get used, I have a few Clinique unopened ones as well but I definitely have more Asian than French skincare. 
tannygirl
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I  also use a lip scrub my fave is the Frank Body one as that one has some oils and sticks to your lips so you can get a good even scrub. I like to use it before I hit the shower and I just rinse it off. Also a drop of oil, any skincare oil even a bit of coconut oil before you apply your lip balm makes a difference.
SmileyPisces
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It’s sometimes handy to check out their facebook page as well ‘Mecca Cosmetica’ in case you missed out on any emails. 
SmileyPisces
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Totally agree Tannygirl! =D
SmileyPisces
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Blistex lip conditioner for me as well.. Quite soothing for the lips =D.
SmileyPisces
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There’s no particular brand i stick to...  I would love any product thats not harmful, and works on my skin, especially if it could get rid of my freckles, sunspots, dryness and fine lines, and bring back my youthful glow.

However, depends on what type of skin care i’m after. I usually end up with asian brands if i’m looking for products to help me control my melanin production, as asian brands tend to have more product choices for whitening, anti-pigmentation and uv protection, which some brands may not cater for. I enjoyed using a couple of laneige and missha products. But If i just wanted exfoliation and moisture, off course i would prefer to use products with natural ingredients.
 
Macs
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My big girl just came back from nanas in Tauranga with dry lips too . I’ll definitely try some of these suggestions.
Lisa-Lou
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Hiya
I have never been to a clinic but have The Remington IPL and it has been the best investment ever. It was about $800 but there was a deal at the time, can't remember what I paid in the end. Anyway I use it on armpits and lady garden lol. I would love to use it on my legs but they are tattooed and you can't use it over tattoos.  I have great results and have places hair has not grown back at all and the rest is very sparse, it's so good. It hurts more in some areas, armpits especially, but is bearable.  It feels like a short, sharp sting.  Just like everything you need to keep on top of doing it, this one is every 2 weeks.  
itsclearascrystal
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Happy Easter everyone :)

I've been looking into IPL, but got a couple questions for anyone who has tried it:

- some people say it hurts, is this true? and how does light hurt?
- does it gives results that are worth the investment?

Thanks :)
itsclearascrystal
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Not the best for you, but I find when all fails I go back to Vaseline.
tannygirl
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There'll probably be one around the end of this month since the last box was in January. 
tannygirl
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  I've found the Hurraw Moon Balm to be more moisturizing than the other ones in the line since it's for overnight. I'm currently using a sample pot of the Laneige lip sleeping mask at night and really liking it. I got it with a sample pot of the sleeping mask for around ten bucks off Yesstyle.
tannygirl
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    If you're after a Vitamin C serum then Garden of Wisdom have a nice one that's 23% L-ascorbic acid and is actually less stingy than the high strength vitamin C suspensions from the Ordinary.  If you want an oil based vitamin C serum the Ordinary has one I haven't tried it but it's not supposed to sting like the Vitamin C suspensions. The Mad Hippie one is also quite popular on iherb. 
Silvene
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I’ve been using Natural Instinct Plump & Renew serum, and it’s brilliant.  I’ve used many other serums in the past but this is the first one that’s made an actual visible difference to my skin, and it’s affordable and easy to buy from a supermarket.


 
Lisa-Lou
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I constantly get super dry, horrible lips. I have tried everything.  I now use lush lip scrub then Blistex lip conditioning balm in the pink tube. I have so many lip balms but it is by far the best.
trudijoy
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Yay! Loop boxes drop 4x a year and the next ones due next week - you get an email saying they’re available then you pop in to store to grab one or make an online order and it’s an option to claim it then.

theyre just changing some of the levels now but the loop boxes will remain
trudijoy
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Thanks luv! Still going tbh, in HK today and tomorrow then home :D 

At the stage where I’m starting to miss my own bed a little bit but it’s been an amazing trip!
Mumof3Munchkins
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Sorry on a roll with posting today - but just a quick question for all you Mecca Beauty Loop experts.

I got an email to say I was now at Level 1 Beauty Discoverer. What happens now?

I looked at the FAQ for it but doesn't say when you receive a Beauty Loop box.

 
Mumof3Munchkins
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Oooh thanks hun, haven't tried that one yet. Will hunt it down at the Pharmacy today.

Loved seeing all your holiday snaps on Facebook, looks like you had an amazing time.
trudijoy
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The Blistex Lip conditioner in the white pottle. I have it handy all the time for dealing with the havoc wreaked by all the flying, air conditioning, temperature changes etc I put myself through. Sorts out even the most horrifically chapped lips in 24 hours. Can’t be any Blistex, must be this one. 
Mumof3Munchkins
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I've been using the Akin Vitamin C oil and as much as I love it, it can be a tad pricey and thought I would ask if there are any other serums out there that are just as good but better on the pocket.

Thanks and have and awesome day xx
Mumof3Munchkins
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Hey lovelies, hope you are all having a wonderful Easter x

Just looking for some advice for little Miss 10 Munchkin who has extremely dry flaky lips.

We've tried so many different types of lipbalms and treatments which seem to help for a little bit but then her lips go back all dry and flaky. I keep reminding her to drink water but it doesn't appear to be helping. They are not cracked or bleeding either.

Any suggestions on what else I can do? 


 
tannygirl
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   I know Healthpost is such a great place to shop when they have sales even better. 
OliviaHarkness
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I found it! Thank you :) all is well 
Head Pixie
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Hey Olivia,

If you go into your profile there should be an area below your profile pic (and below the amount of reviews you've done/comments made etc) that says:

Total Points
Points Spent
Points Available 

That last one will show you how many points you have available for the vault. If it's not showing correctly there let us know and we'll look into it.

Thanks :)

Kell X
OliviaHarkness
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Hey ladies so I spent basically all my points at the vault and all my lovely products have arrived but it says on my page that all the points are there. Help please :)
Mumof3Munchkins
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Wow, that is so cool. Not sure if I need anything this time though. Might go for a wee nosy but now I'm on monthly salary I cant splurge as often as I used to. 
Mumof3Munchkins
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Oooh yes, I have the Shakti Mat and the Shakti Neck cushion and love them. They are so good and really good especially at night as they relax you.

I highly recommend them.

I also want to try the head and finger one.
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Exciting
Im  sure you'll notice a difference in aches and pains 
it's even good for relaxing the mind
little and often I roll mine up and put it under my neck as I do get sore  sholders as well 
argh old age 
let me know what you think xxxxx
and yay 
Silvene
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… I caved and have just ordered one!  Fingers crossed it’ll help with my neck, back and hip pain.
MAGPIEFI
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My mat came with instructions a bit of perseverance and you'll soon be nodding off while on it :)
and less aches 
i wouldn't be without mine now 
just saying xx
 
Silvene
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Thanks, MagpieFi.  The reviews vary so widely on these mats that I thought I’d just ask on here first.  

One of the sites I was reading on said to start off with the mat covered with a thin cloth and to only use the mat for 10 mins at a time during the first week, while building up pain tolerance, slowly building up to a t-shirt and 15 mins per time, and gradually getting to bare skin on the mat for 20+ minutes. 

I think it may be worth a purchase, as acupuncture has helped me in the past, and having a mat would make it easier for me as it’s an at-home treatment.