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  kim_rose
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Gosh that sneaked up on us!
  shazatron101
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:-O for some reason i thought it was september! never mind. while i dont need anything there are always things i like to stock up on - hair dye, the ever useful sanitary bags. i can't wait to see what sneaky products are in there this time around.
  Julieal
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There is always something new to try which I like.
  tannygirl
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    I love my skincare - serums, facial oils, masks, eye care, etc. I often see if there's anything in the vault that I need. Of course it there's a particular product and brand that's a staple for me I would look into getting it.
  tabucutie
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37 days! A long time and no time at all and it will be here. I am so stocked up and not in need of anything however, I'm sure I won't be able to control myself and will end up getting something.  Is there something in particular you are hoping to score in the next vault?
  siouxsannah
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I look in the Brand Directory first. If the brand is there, then I scroll through the products until I find the one that I am after. I have used the search function, but it is really only useful if you know exactly what you are looking for. 
  tannygirl
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   Lol good point Soozie the winter coats would have a been a better hit around now.
  MareeB
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Hahaha I would've been in the market for a watch right now!
  worldofsooziewong
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Where are all those lovely winter coats now it's cold enough to wear them? Lol. 
  tannygirl
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   Cool, looking forward to the exciting new developments.
  tannygirl
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   I guess they want to stay within the same theme as the fake passports and IDs.
  shazatron101
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I dont suppose you also sell pens? Hahahahahahahahahahaha
  worldofsooziewong
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No thanks, scammer! I can do it myself lol. 
  MareeB
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I can't wait to see the changes :)
  worldofsooziewong
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So it seems like passport scamming is a thing now!
  itsclearascrystal
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I used the search bar for a product and brand directory for a brand or if the search bar fails.
  tabucutie
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I use the Brand Directory I find it is the easiest to search exactly what I want. I did try the search bar a couple of times and found it difficult so rarely ever use it now.
  BR-Queenie
(229 posts)
@Tannygirl

Theres quite a bit of work going on behind the scenes currently as we prepare to launch some exciting new developments. 

I would encourage everyone not to get too tied up with any small annomalies you may see as it is all feeding into some really cool stuff.


As always if you have any questions feel free to email the crew at beautycrew@beautyreview.co.nz.

Love Qx
  tannygirl
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   A little off topic but I noticed that the number of products added to the database has gone up. But when I click on the recently added button I can't see the products that were responsible for making the database go from 8,295 to 8,316. Don't know if it's a slight glitch that's not showing those recent additions.
  MissDilly
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I type in the search box, pretty much always. If I don't get what I'm looking for I look in the brand directory.
  Helibabi
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Ahhh cool if you know what you want from Harbour town you'll be sorted -  We didn't so were wondering aimlessly spending money for the sake of just spending money grr and found some stores had clearance stuff and it was the same price as stores at the normal malls clearance items argh.  So love your idea of a list to know what your hunting for. Lucky thing!! 
  trudijoy
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Nice kim! We were there for work (conference at bond uni) but being so close to the beach and mall, with an absolutely phenomenal sunrise view from the (very high up!) room I had was bliss!

i went to harbour town in 2010  and still wear the silvery grey alpaca fur cape I got on that trip for like $10. I wasn’t blown away by it though so if I had to pick I’d say Pacific fair. But then again it’s 8 years since harbour town and only one since Pacific fair so who knows.

i hauled  like mad at Pacific fair this time last year despite only having like 2 hours to shop and a week in Sydney still to come, thank goodness I had an extra bag on the flight home lol

the Japanese place is out to the left of the hotel if you go out past the pool. Same block I think or maybe one towards the beach. It’s called Daichi by Ten: not licensed but super good casual Japanese (and I’m crazy fussy about Japanese food). Also had an amaaaaazing pasta and an almost as good gnocchi at a place more ‘in the shops’ but I can’t recall the name
 
  kim_rose
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I am hoping Harbour Town is worth a trip. I have a list of things to buy.
  kim_rose
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We love the Meriton Trudi, thats where we are staying. Have stayed there in the past. Walking distance to Pacific Fair, looking forward to seeing the finished upgrade. Will check out the cafe.
  Helibabi
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Lucky!! Yes love pacific fair. A trip to surfers is good too. 
The outlet shop harbour town was a bit of a disappointment and not that much cheaper than some of the stores themselves but it might be ok now I was last there a few years ago. 
For the win pacific fair it has so much choice! 
  Silvene
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For me, it’s always the Brand Directory.  If that fails, I’ll use the search box next.  I don’t use the sub-categories to the right of the Brand Directory (skin care/cosmetics/hair care/ fragrance/personal care) as it takes me much longer to find the product I’m looking for.
  Helibabi
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search box for me and if that fails I got to the brand directory. 
  trudijoy
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Pacific Fair is liiiiiiiiiife. Could spend daaaaaays there alone lol. I’m obsessed with the rainbow fountain down by the Mecca Maxima too, so pretty. There’s a really lovely wee Japanese café near the hotel we stayed at (Meriton). Was only there 48 hours or something last time but loved it.

I love the views from the Q tower thing down closer to Surfers too
  MareeB
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Hi Kim  I've never been there. I hope you're having a good time :)
  kim_rose
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Hi ladies, hit me up with your best shopping places. I am staying in Broardbeach. I have been to the GC a few times and have a few favourite places but I am always willing to explore more.
Thanks.
  kim_rose
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I always use Brand Directory. I usually find what I am looking for as well as other things.
  MareeB
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I drink gallons of tea - usually green but also black. I also like sweet dreams tea and relaxing tea. I usually buy Red Seal, not the flash ones.
  MareeB
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I always type in the search box to find things. If something doesn't come up, then I go the brand directory.
  trudijoy
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yessss iced tea. It makes me sad that when you go places and order/buy iced tea here it's full of sweeteners and sugar syrup. I just do the 'cold water and herbal tea' version and it's awesome.

Starbucks is the only place i've found - i get the passion hibiscus lemon tea, with no added sweetener and with water instead of lemonade and it's sweet-ish but crazy refreshing. and zero cal
  tannygirl
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Brand directory is the quickest way for me to find stuff. I know what I want to review so I'll look it up that way.
  trudijoy
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ahhh..... i still have the points so it must be there SOMEWHERE


ETA but yeah good point soozie, have emailed and also suggested they add a preview function to the review portal
  worldofsooziewong
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I learnt tea ceremony in Japan so yeah, tea snob lol. I also don't like milk or sugar in tea but Turkish delight tea sounds good! I often match my fruit teas to the chocolate I'm eating. At the moment I'm drinking pomegranate tea and eating cherry coconut timtams. Yum. 

And oooooh yes! Iced tea! I love that in summer. The pomegranate one again, is delicious iced. 
  worldofsooziewong
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Usually I'll go through the brand directory as I've often already decided which brand I'm interested in. The general search ones just being up too many products that I'm probably not going to be interested in. 
  worldofsooziewong
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If you edit any review after you've submitted it, it will then go to moderation. Best to email the crew about this as I think they go to the back of the queue or get lost amongst other one s somehow. This happened to me when I edited some before.  
  Lisa-Lou
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I type it in using the search function, that is the easiest way I find :-)
  trudijoy
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mmmm rose tea.

Shaz - we're tea snobs because we lived in asia i think - in Japan it's an art, there are whole careers based around tea in it
s many forms lol. That wears off on you ; )
  shazatron101
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guess i'm a tea heathen then, i use boiled water straight from the jug. oh well. look at all the bleeps i don't give. 

i like dilmah, i don't really like drinking any other black teas. twinings tea is much too fruity. 

i like red seal fruit teas, i usually make iced tea with them, bloody good. 

agree green tea tastes like bottoms. i also like lisas description "dirty sock water" i agree.  

made my own tumeric chai tea, wasn't horrible but i'm not sure if its "for me". maybe i need to make another one and see. 

one of my favorite loose leaf teas is called " calm the f*%! down " quite good with a bit of sugar. though i'm not sure the addition of sugar makes one calm. 

Kellie aaaages ago mentioned the dilmah (?) rose one, with milk and sugar tastes like turkish delight. it's not half bad either. 

 
  shazatron101
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depends on my mood/information i currently have - if i know the brand i'll go through the brand directory. if i know the name but not the brand i use the search bar. and if i'm looking for a general item i will go to the specific area (cosmetics - eyes - mascara) and have a nosy there. 
  trudijoy
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brand directory then search for the product type, usually I look for a specific product that i've narrowed down choice that or another option to already.
  Imoshen
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For me it is:

[color=#291b29]3. Look it up in the Brand Directory[/color]
  BR-Queenie
(229 posts)
Hi Ladies

Feedback please

When you search for a review be it to read or write what is the most common way you do it?
1. Click the Find Reviews Tab
2. Search it via the search function
3. Look it up in the Brand Directory
4. Click on the category tab e. g Skincare/cosmetics/hair care/fragrance/personal care

Or some other way? 

Thanks!!

Qx
  trudijoy
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Just placed a trial review and it went through fine the first time, but as the wee box is hard to edit in i missed a couple of typos. I edited them and despite the fact that the review was there initially it vanished when I edited it.

Hopefully it's still there!
  Imoshen
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Have you ladies checked out Tea Total?  They do the loose leaf teas.  The Chamomile is very nice.

The Nespresso capsules aren't so bad.  You can buy an empty bag from Nespresso for around $1.50 which holds up to 100 used capsules.  You then drop that bag into NZ Post for free and Nespresso recycle the pods.

They use the caffeine beans from the pods for things like fertilizer and the aluminium can be recycled over and over. 

 
  trudijoy
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another thing you can do with loose leaf but not bagged tea - i can't leave the bag in there for too long or it goes strong and bitter, whereas leaves can sit around for ages and be fine.
  worldofsooziewong
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Haha. Sometimes I forget (or forget that the tea is brewing). Once it's made and in my tea flask though, that keeps it hot all day so I'm good to go for a few hours. 

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