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The Beauty Vault - Aug
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Member Since29th Aug 2013
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Susilia

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About Me I love lipsticks and have a huge collection, but there’s always room for more. :) Constantly trying out new skincare and haircare products, I’m still looking for the best of the bests. Only holy grail product I’ve found so far is a mascara from Benefit called They’re Real.

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Overall rating:
4.0/5
23rd February, 2015 at 1:01 pm
Gillette Venus Embrace Disposable Shavers Review
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Close shave - five blades!

I bought these from the supermarket when they were on special. I am loathe to spend lots of money on razors as they all go blunt fairly quickly and need to be replaced.

I'm used to razors with disposable heads and three blades, but these have five(!!) blades and no disposable heads. I do find the disposable heads better for the environment, so having to get rid of the whole blade and handle each time is an annoyance.

The handle is light, well balanced and comfortable to hold. The head is quite big which makes it difficult to move around tricky bits like knees and ankles. The hydrating strips help to keep skin from drying out, and the blades last quite well before needing to be replaced.

I will be buying these again - five blades is awesome

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That's good to know - must be a new option!

You can keep the handles and just buy the refill heads?

Overall rating:
4.7/5
24th February, 2015 at 10:53 am
Gillette Venus Embrace Disposable Shavers Review
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Quick and Easy

I didn't buy these myself as disposables aren't my thing...I usually just buy blade refills for my usual Venus razor, but, I received these and thought I might as well put them to use.

I honestly thought the 5 blades was just a gimmicky marketing ploy and wouldn't make a difference...but...It did give a nice close shave and reduced the irritation I often get with shaving as I didn't have to go over any parts twice. For a disposable these are very nice to use with lovely shaped handles, just, like venus standard razors, just a bit lighter. The blades lasted a good period of time before becoming a bit dull and dragging, but, lasted just as well as a blade refill does so I was happy with that. They probably end up only slightly more expensive than buying blade refills so are pretty good value for money.

I probably won't repurchase just because I find tossing a whole razor a bit wasteful, but, may pick these up next time I travel overseas.

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How awesome Susilia, thanks for letting me know :)

Did you know you can put the new refills on these as well? Great if you like changing up colors of your usual razor.:)

Overall rating:
1.0/5
15th September, 2014 at 11:28 am
Clear Hair and Scalp Therapy Total Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
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......Ughhh

My hair still doesn't look like Miranda Kerr's :(

Has a lovely smell, is easy to apply.

Cute purple packaging.

Didn't see any major results as it claims though. "stronger more beautiful hair" .... nope not here. Wasn't stronger, in fact I thought I got more hair loss and breakage using this Shampoo and Conditioner.

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yup, I was expecting Miranda Kerr's mane too, it did not happen...

Overall rating:
5.0/5
10th December, 2014 at 4:41 pm
Skinfood Breast Cream Review
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Makes boobs happy :)

This a wonderful product and raises money for such a good cause!

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago from Countdown mainly due to the pretty pink packaging and the fact that my hubby cracked up at the name.

It is such a lovely cream, it smells amazing and is very easy to apply. I use it after I shower and it leaves my skin feeling soft, nourished and extremely pampered.

This product is a really good price for the size and quality and I love that it is NZ made.

Tips: This would make an amazing present! I have got a couple stashed away to add to christmas packages.

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Pumau it absorbs & dries really nicely and quickly. I think boob cream makes a cool gift, I bet my friends will love them!

I could never gift this but I would love it as a gift. It's so cute. Does it leave a weird buttery/oily texture on your skin or does it absorb and dry fairly quickly?

I'd never gift anyone a breast cream, I'd feel weird...:D

Overall rating:
5.0/5
22nd September, 2014 at 12:51 am
Tonymoly Tomatox Review
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Tomatox what?

Please tell me Im not the only one who thought this would be a mask that was filled with tomatoes or maybe a tomato sauce mask?

The colour, smell and texture was nothing like what I imagined it to be, here I was thinking it would smell like tomatoes, look red like a tomato and even taste like a tomato? I feel so foolish that my mind played tricks on me like that.

The formula is an off white colour (not red) and it feels like butter, when you rub it onto your skin it feels so soothing, it is lightly scented and it doesn't smell like tomatoes or even near it. When you wait for it to absorb into your skin it feels so relaxing.

Washing it off your skin is a little hard, using a wash cloth in warm water helps remove any excess product.

You wont stop touching your skin, it feels so plump, soft and smooth, kind of like a tomato just without the redness.

Highly recommended to all if you love face masks or tomatoes.

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I didn't know this was on beauty review, I must remember to review it too, this is my current favorite face mask! And the packaging, so cute, once finished I will wash it out and will store earrings or hairties in it!!:D

This looks so adorable - cutest packaging ever!

This is the best face mask ever! It is definitely a must buy :)

This is in a beautynetkorea order I'm waiting for... I have to admit I only got it because I thought it looked hilarious and cute, but I'm actually really looking forward to using it now! Thanks for the great review! xx

Dying to try Tonymoly its all so cute and this sounds great! Thanks for the review.

Have see this Brand being mentioned in the forum a lot. Interesting review.

I was actually wondering what this was, it has such cute packaging! I love a good face mask, so now im off to beautynetkorea!! Thanks for the review x

Overall rating:
2.3/5
29th September, 2014 at 11:48 am
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder Review
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Glitter Face

I bought this powder for no reason in particular besides being a compulsive hoarder and it being on sale.

It comes in a basic compact which is functional but slightly bulkier than it needs to be in my opinion. The powder is smooth and makes a fairly good setting powder however does not provide enough pigment to be worn as a foundation which is fairly disappointing for me as I like to wear powder foundations to work.

The thing I loathe about this powder (and pretty much the sole reason that I marked it down so much) that I didn't notice when I first bought it is that it contains glitter in it! Not small finely milled shimmers to make you glow, just big old pieces of glitter.. My boyfriend asked me why I'd put glitter all over my face the first time I wore it.

Overall this is a good setting powder if you don't mind the occasional chunky glitters however if you are in the market for a matte powder or powder foundation I suggest this probably isn't the product for you and I won't be repurchasing.

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Your first sentence: story of my life...:D

Overall rating:
2.3/5
23rd September, 2014 at 3:57 pm
Lime Crime Velvetines
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Not sold.. Not convinced. 'Wicked'

I wanted to own a Velvetine for the longest time. I had forever lusted after Wicked! One day I was lucky enough to win it and I was over the moon! All the incredible reviews and fans of this product had my expectations high and my lips excited..

Expectation vs reality.. I was let down.

I like the packaging its gorgeous. I love the color its the most perfect rich red. I love the scent.. An almost vanilla.

The formula.. Errr.. Okay yes its opaque. The applicator.. Not a fan.. Personally I do not think its the right kind of tip for this sort of product. You are most definitely left with rich color with one application.. Its a bit messy to apply and takes a bit of getting used to due to the applicator.

Now the finish.. Yes the finish is matte.. I am a huge fan of matte but clearly not this kind. It didn't look nice up close at all.

The stayability.. Honestly.. Did I get a dud? Because this was leaving all sorts of marks on anything my lips touched and wore off pretty damn fast. I applied this a good hour and a half before going out to Dinner.. Didn't eat or drink anything in that time period and the minute I had a sip of my drink it started leaving lip marks everywhere! After finishing Dinner it was totally gone except for what looked like a lip liner only line surrounding my lips.

The second and third and fourth tries.. I tried to love this and was left with the same disappointing results.

Would I try again.. I might buy another color and hope that one doesn't fail me but at this point in time I am not impressed and do not get the fuss!

Tips: Not for me.. Or I got a dud.. Hard to decide!

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i must have got a dud too! i was so dissapointed :(

Awww no!! Wicked was on my wish list :( You always write awesome reviews xx

It's refreshing to see that not everyone is a fan of limecrime products.:) I have the pink velvetine and it stayed on even after washing my face and drinking/eating a lot, maybe it depends on the color as they can't formulate them all the same way?

Overall rating:
3.0/5
31st August, 2014 at 2:35 pm
Garnier Olia
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From disappointed... to quite pleased.

I got this because BR had a trial on it (I missed out). It made me really excited. I had ombre' hair before using this product.

I chose 3.16 Deep violet. I mixed the product as per instructions. My mum applied the product for me. Her first comment when applying the product was "wow, this smells DELISH!" there was so harsh chemical smell, it smelled lovely and fruity/flowery. I had to agree. It smells so good and different to normal hair dyes.

Once it was all applied I waited 30 minutes and went to wash it out. The conditioner is so lovely and thick and has I nice smell. It's also a generous 54ml which was awesome.

After drying my hair, I was really disappointed to see that my hair had no resemblance whatsoever to what was depicted on the box. The darker shades of my hair are now a reddish colour, with a TINY hint of violet. The lighter ends of my hair are now a light reddish brown. I'm really disappointed as my hair colour is nothing like what I expected. My mum brought herself a kit in the same shade, and after seeing how my hair turned out, she gave her kit to me, so I will try it again, and hopefully have better results.

UPDATE: I have since coloured my hair again. This time I left the colour in my hair for an hour. Once again it made my hair lovely and soft and shiny. The colour is more darker and you can definitely see a dark reddish - violet colour to it.. which is really noticeable in the sun or under light.

Tips: My tip would be to leave it in for as long as possible.

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Hi Susilia Yes I did! I just updated my Review and gave it a better score. It turned out alot better!

did you color your hair again with the one your mum gave you? did it turn out any better?

Only the ends of my hair were dyed/bleached. The rest is virgin hair. The colour indicated on the box showed a lovely subtle dark violet/purple but mine came out red. Even though it didn't turn out how it should have, I'm ok with the colour.

It may have been reacting to the already dyed hair. You have to remember, the colours that they show you on the box are meant to show the colour applied to virgin/one tone hair. It's like the old saying, if you dye your hair too much it'll turn green

Overall rating:
2.3/5
24th June, 2014 at 9:41 pm
NIVEA Lip Care Pearl And Shine Review
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Not for me.

A friend gave this to me as she knows I am constantly losing lip balms. I hadn't tried these before and thought the packaging (with its cute baby pink tube), looked pretty.

This smells really nice - kind of sweet but it isn't overpowering. The scent didn't last that long on my lips so that shouldn't be an issue if scents are something you dislike in lip balms.

Be warned though, that this lip balm has shimmer in it. I didn't realise until I had applied it. Personally I can't stand shimmer on my lips - this is just a personal preference for myself, although it can look amazing on other people.

The shimmer, however, isn't like glitter - it looks more like crushed pearls. The sheen is very frosty and pearl like - so if you like that look then you'll probably really like this. However, I really, really dislike that so this isn't a product I would ever purchase or reuse.

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If you like shimmer then I definitely think you'll like this! Hahaha - honestly, I don't like to highlight the fact my lips are so big - maybe that is why I don't like this. Hope you do though!

I love a bit of shimmer (not glitter) in my lip products, they make my lips look fuller and bigger, maybe you don't like them as you are already blessed with such nice & full lips.:) I'll be buying this lipbalm!!

Overall rating:
2.3/5
24th May, 2014 at 3:19 pm
Fudge Dry Shampoo Review
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Fudge dry shampoo

I really really didn't like this product. I felt it didn't leave my my hair feeling clean. I wasn't a fan of the smell either, all the Fudge products I've tried tend to smell overly sweet but I can't put my finger on what it was about this ones scent I didn't like. It's not a sweet scent, more of a musky scent. Be great for guys!

It's sprays white so not ideal for darker hair unless used lightly and really worked in well. It does have a powerful spray on it and you need to make sure it is shaken well.

Overall I found it didn't cleanse and just created a build up in my hair. I still have a near full bottle of this and I brought it about 2 years ago!

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Same here, mine is sitting in a cupboard somewhere, also bought it around a year or 2 years ago... I like my batiste so much better and it's cheaper as well!:)