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MareeB

About Me Four years a member of BR!! My passion for beauty products and subjects continues to grow - and I'm loving the luxury of BR trials and beauty boxes.

Overall rating:
5.0/5
12th October, 2018
Pure Bliss!

Finally a sunscreen that does not play up with my skin! I have been loving this sunscreen. I love how it specifically designed for sensitive skin and is paraben and fragrance free. The formula is amazing. Its super light weight and it feels like you have nothing on your face and the finish is non greasy and it feels like it has a matte finish to it. No shine at all! Best of all its Spf 50+!

For years I have been struggling to find adequate sun protection for my face, due to my sensitive skin it has been difficult but I feel as if this sunscreen is a game changer.

Although the bottle is small, a little goes a long way. Life pharmacy sell this for $31.99 which isn't too bad for a sunscreen designed for sensitive skin. I will be repurchasing this for summer when my one runs out!

Tips: Shake bottle before use :)

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

It sounds good. I usually don't do too well with sunscreen but I've gone a bit skin-crazy lately so I will be from now on. Cheers :)

Overall rating:
5.0/5
5th August, 2017
Dr Lewinns Facial Polishing Gel Review
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absolutely perfect

I am completely obsessed with exfoliators, I have dry skin and there is something rather satisfying scrubbing away flaky dry skin, so I was absolutely delighted to trial this facial polishing gel. (thanks, so much BR)

The packaging is perfect, it comes in a 150g clear squeeze tube and it sits on a flip top lid. The product itself has a very thin and runny consistency so you don’t need to squeeze the tube much at all to get the product out.

I splash a bit of water around my face, squeeze out a 10-cent size amount and gently massage the gel over my face. At this point I realise why it says to use it in the shower being such a thin consistency it does get a bit messy however, it makes it so easy to massage around, something I can easily do for 30-60 seconds. I love the scent, it’s kind of floral I’m guessing it’s the camomile but it’s not the usual camomile scent I’m used to. The polishing beads are a very fine white jojoba bead, they are so gentle yet very effective.

When I wash the polish off my face I notice my skin feels silky soft and clean but doesn’t feel tight or stripped. It looks healthy and refreshed.

I have been using this every second night- even though it says to use it once a week for dry skin, I can’t help myself! It leaves my face super soft and since the beads are so fine and gentle It hasn’t harmed my skin.

Even though this is a slightly dearer product I would happily repurchase it as it does leave my skin feeling fabulous and a little bit does go a long way so it should last a long time, I also love how this is suitable for dry, oily and combination skin. Highly recommended to everyone!

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

I loved it more the longer I used it. I have a tiny bit left that I'm trying to spin out. I'll really miss it!

Overall rating:
5.0/5
6th October, 2018
Amazing!

Firstly I love the packaging – the cardboard box is bronze and expensive and classy looking. Inside, the serum bottle is opaque with a silver pump top. Very nice and simple to use. Each pump pops out a small bead size of product and about three beads complete my face and neck.

The product is cream and like a lotion in consistency. The aroma? Mmmm fabulous!

I’ve been applying it night and morning after washing my face. The first thing I notice is that my skin is instantly soft and smooth. It makes for a lovely base for the day or night cream I use afterwards. The product claim says “An intense sensation of comfort leaves the skin feeling soft and supple”. True, it does.

For the past 8 days I have been using it in combination with the matching day and night cream, and I feel that my skin is looking very toned and conditioned, and more radiant. I feel that the manuka honey and calcium b5 are really helping repair my skin. After 4 years of awesome trial and beauty boxes via Beauty Review, I’ve used some pretty amazing serums but I have to say, this is the nicest I’ve ever used. Honestly, if I could give it 6 out of 5 I would.

It goes without saying that I highly recommend it!

Tips: Apply morning and night to clean skin.

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

Thanks Fi. I love it when I find (or BR finds me) a fabulous product!

MAGPIEFI
1st January, 1970

It's good I couldn't fault it Great review by the way Xxxxxx

Overall rating:
4.7/5
8th October, 2018
Perfect for age

Packing is delightful it’s eye catching a antique gold colour In the box is a square glass bottle with a pump top nice and easy to use The serum is a pearlised colour and the fragrance is Just like a hint of like brewed hops (for beer) a little bitter Anyhow after using my usual skin routine, cleanse and tone on with this juicy little gem I must admit I was a tad dubious but wow a nice serum it’s easy to apply and absorbs in pretty quickly, two pumps as it states face and neck. Morning and night I used this before my moisturiser and I like it a lot This serum quickly adsorbs in leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated without any reside, I do let it settle into my skin before I follow with my cream. And my skin is ready for the cream it’s like it’s been primed and waiting I have noticed quite an improvement in my skin especially my neck I’m impressed Reasonably priced goes on nice and I’m finding my skin is improving day after day. I will purchase this for sure

Tips: Let your skin rest for a minute after using toner And let it have a minute before using the cream

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

Amazing eh Fi? I was very impressed too.

Overall rating:
5.0/5
7th October, 2018
Stayfree Maternity Pads
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The best

These are some of the best fanny bricks for you after having a baby.

They were what the antenatal class teacher recommended to me and also what the hospital provided. So I brought bundles of these for after my 2 babies.

Losing a lot of blood after baby you need something to catch it and there is just no way a liner will cut it.. there is no way to get around the fact you will need to use a pad for heavy bleeding.

I loved these fanny bricks. They are like carrying a brick in your knickers but what maternity pad isn’t. I loved having no wing to be honest as I didn’t need another source of glue catching something and causing more trauma. Also these are longer than another 2 brands I used which was a MUST.

They are soft, absorbent and long. My only wish was that it was a bigger pack I was surprised how many actually fit into a pack but given their purpose it actually makes sense.

My second pregnancy I had a haemorrhage and heavy bleeding for days following and these got me through it all. Highly recommend.

Tips: Make into padsicles and store in the freezer.

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Helibabi
1st January, 1970

Oh no that would have made things quite difficult Maree! You poor thing! Oh bless at least they tried but they obviously didn’t understand what women really needed.

MareeB
1st January, 1970

I wish they'd had these when I had babies. I sent Johnson and Johnson a letter explaining what I needed and they sent me a product they thought fitted the bill. It didn't lol!

Overall rating:
4.7/5
11th July, 2018
Garnier Fructis Hair Food Macadamia Review
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Treatment to treasure

I use a hair treatment weekly but since the Garnier Fructis Hair Food arrived I have done the procedure each day.

What a generously sized tub! The thick and creamy product has a gentle, clean and sweet fragrance and it's a pleasure to use. The tub had an easy screw-off but safely secure lid and it's colouring and design are appealing since the "macadamia" ingredient was the hair food's focus.

Approximately one tablespoonful provides ample supply for each treatment, which the product instructions suggested be done in three different ways. I tested all three. As a conditioner, the hair food was "too good", although my hair did benefit. As a mask, the hair food was perfect, its qualities remained in my hair for the next 24 hours, leaving a sleek, shiny finish. It felt nourished and soft. My hair is short so therefore not very unruly, although without regular good cuts it does become this way - not so with the hair food which gave an "under control" finish for the day. The third method was a leave-in which I did try but did not like much. I was anxious to "wash it out" and after a few hours I did so. Possibly I need to adjust to the newer methods of using dry hair products!

As with other Garnier hair care products, I assume this one is fairly priced although I cannot confirm as it is not on sale locally as yet. I will definitely be purchasing this hair food in future, I am most satisfied with the results and ease of use of Garnier's intense conditioner. To note "no parabens and no silicones or artificial colourants" is reassuring indeed.

Tips: Just go for it, kind to skin, eyes and beautifully caring for your hair.

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

Great review. Love your profile pic!

Overall rating:
3.0/5
3rd October, 2018
Goodness Glow-and-Go Multi-Masking Kit Review
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Nice one, or two!

This set came in a BBBE. I like Goodness products and usually find them gentle on my skin, so a double mask sounded pretty nice.

Each mask comes in it's own screw top tube. Plain and simple - my favourite kind of packaging!

First the paparika target mask. This goes on the oily T-zone. It is a thick cream that applies nice and smoothly and dries quickly.

Then the green tea face mask that also applies smoothly and dries quickly. Apart from the colour, they felt and looked pretty much the same to me.

So, they don't need to stay on for long, especially as they dry so quickly. Then it takes a bit to get them off, so pre-shower has been a good plan for me.

Afterwards my skin feels clean. I could use either one on it's own though. Perhaps that's because I don't have an oily T-zone.

They're nice, but I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to buy them over any other product of this type. This may not be a reflection of the product so much as my skin is dry and not really the target skin type for this product. It does work though, so I'll certainly keep using it until it runs out. Might be one for younger people though!

Tips: Try an oil to remove it if it gets too dry!

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

Because it dries so quickly, the green one is great for the neck.

Overall rating:
1.0/5
5th August, 2016
Schwarzkopf Nordic Blonde Lightening Spray Review
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Eau de Cat Pee

When I received this yonks ago in a BRBB I was a bit meh about it. At the time my hair wasn't a unicorn mane and I kept putting off trying it because I liked the shade of brown I was, so I hid it in a drawer and only found it again after we moved.

The bottle is quite nice, plastic as you would expect, with a spray nozzle. It disperses the liquid inside evenly and in a fine mist, as I hate when nozzles just squirt the product at your head.

I plonked this in mine 4 weeks before I was going to bleach it and did 2-3 applications daily, each time hitting it with the hairdryer as it said heat helps speed up the process. It made my hair feel weighed down, oily and generally disgusting. I wasn't seeing any results but that's not what stopped me from using it.

The smell. For something that's supposed to lighten your hair, I would understand a bleachy kind of smell. Instead I got straight up cat wee. Thankfully nobody seemed to smell it in my hair or comment on the smell, so that only makes me believe they couldn't smell it, but I could.

This company has always been really hit and miss for me, and I'm not surprised when I say that this is another miss for them. I wouldn't repurchase this.

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

Erm..goodnesss me Shaz...

Overall rating:
5.0/5
7th July, 2017
Loreal Paris Coriander Strength Potion

This strength potion is the final step in the 3 step process for this range, and definitely not one that you want to leave out.

I know a lot of people will buy the shampoo and conditioner, and there would be a few people ho decide to leave purchasing the add on of the potion, but trust me you need to grab this! It really does help with the finishing touches and complements the shampoo and conditioner nicely :)

Like the shampoo and conditioner in this range, it has the similar herby/spicy/clean natural scent to it and the same packaging as these products also which I love.

I love the potion bottle with the dispenser - so easy to dispense the potion out into controlled amounts i.e. 2-3 drops is enough for me!

I have tried applying it to both damp and then also blow dried hair and it works well - definitely not heavy or greasy, it made my hair feel lovely and soft with a little hint of shine, and it also controls some of my frizz (yippee). The serum is light-weight/watery in its consistency however is thick enough that it is easy to apply to the hair. Its milky in colour and feels very nourishing when applied to the hair.

I always love adding these products to my hair care regime as feel that they add the finishing touches to cleaned and conditioned hair :)

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MareeB
1st January, 1970

L'Oreal products are lovely aren't they?

Overall rating:
4.0/5
5th October, 2018
A great hair tonic

On special at the supermarket I couldn't resist trying this. I have colour treated, dry, fine hair, so the title and promises spoke to me! Oils are a bit hit and miss with my hair as they're often too heavy/oily for my hair type.

I usually use oils/serums on my hair so was surprised this was quite a milky/watery 'potion'....but applying it to my dry hair, just on the ends - I noticed my skin soaked it up and felt softer almost immediately.

With more use, on towel dried hair I noticed again that my hair was a little softer and shinier after styling, and unlike the oils I use, my hair wasn't oily or feeling weighed down.

Strength, I'm not sure my ends are breaking any less, but my ends certainly look less frizzy and frazzled.

I really like this product on my fine hair. It seems to smooth out the frizz and give it some long term nourishment. I love that it's a milky potion rather than oil - I feel like my hair really absorbs it rather than it sitting on the surface. It really works well for my coloured (lightened) fine hair! It's a keeper for me.

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MissDilly
1st January, 1970

I’m really loving it ... I’m so used to oils so this is a bit different but it really does make a difference with the condition of my hair each day... I’ve gone on to buy the shampoo and conditioner as well and I’m really happy with the regim

MareeB
1st January, 1970

I'm going to get some now I've read your review!

MareeB
1st January, 1970

It sounds well worth trying MissDilly. Great review.

triffid
1st January, 1970

Sounds perfect and well worth trying.Love the idea it seems to be absorbed