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roseroomnz

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About Me A youthful 50 something year old in attitude and appearance. My day job is a teacher. When I'm not being a teacher I'm busy creating with paint, fabric, furniture, plants, food and writing. I'm a Libran girl hence my love of beauty products - skin care, body care, make up and good smells. I love makeup, I wear it everyday and absolutely adore getting glammed up. I have been known to entertain friends while having bubble baths complete with bubbles in hand! Am dedicated to skincare morning and night but not very clever with my hair. Luckily it's long and thick but sadly dead straight. I have a early teen daughter who is just starting to show interest in make up and hair. Fun!

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Overall rating:
4.0/5
18th July, 2018 at 4:42 pm
La Roche Posay® Effaclar Duo Plus Reviews
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Patience is KEY!

I truly had high expectations for this product - being that it is on the more pricier side and seeing some great reviews. Unfortunately in the first week this product did not work well with my skin at all, and despite me using it as instructed on the packaging - it did not do what it said it would. It had completely made my face break out (worst it has ever been) with large blind pimples in places where I have never really got them (on my cheeks and neck) and I am totally aware that purging may occur during the first week or so but my skin really had never looked that bad. This product states it is for sensitive skin which I found very surprising as I woke up in the morning and my skin had started to peel around my spots (not sure if supposed to?). After waiting another week, I started to see great results - I guess the breaking out was my skin 'cleansing' itself and getting rid of all the bad toxins? Happy to say that I will be continuing to use this product and would consider purchasing when I run out.

Tips: Wait it out! Give it time!

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Exactly, I had the same thing happen but thought it more a combination of both products rather than either one. I now thrilled with the results on my long-term blemishes!

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5.0/5
19th July, 2018 at 2:53 pm
La Roche Posay® Effaclar Duo Plus Reviews
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I'm obsessed with this product!

At first I had no idea what this product really was because nowhere on the tube or the website says that it is a moisturiser or just a leave-on product under your moisturiser; but it talks about being hydrating so I treated it like a semi-moisturiser.

I applied this product every morning and night after cleansing, and it dried quickly and didn't irritate my skin like I thought it might.

I have noticed a MASSIVE reduction in oil on my face and I credit it to this product! After every day and every morning I wake up with soft, dry skin that would usually feel dirty, and slimy to the touch. It is completely controlling my sebum levels and is making me feel so hopeful and excited to not have to take trips to the bathroom at Uni to wipe the shine off my face. One day I did not use the product and my skin was oily again, so it might only work if you are using it; and not a fix.

The only downside is how small the tube is and the price because I know that I will want more of this product very quickly, and the price will really set me back. Overall, I think this product really works!

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I'm obsessed too, thought it was fabulous!

Overall rating:
4.3/5
4th June, 2018 at 9:02 am
Schwarzkopf got2b Fresh It Up Extra Fresh Reviews
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Fresh in 5!

Simple, fast & effective. The Fresh It Up really does just that, and fast. This product would be ideal to keep in places like the car, your gym bag or a work locker to help you feel a little more revived & get your hair feeling fab when time limitations have left it drab while you juggle life.

The smell is beautiful, light, crisp & fragrant, I found that towards the end of the day the scent was basically entirely gone, however, it had done it's trick, much like a perfumes skin life too. The bottle really jumps out at you with it's bright, summery colors, reminding you of warm days, sunshine & gorgeous flowing summery locks. Also making it impossible to lose the can in your possible mountain of fab beauty products. The bottle isn't too bulky, so it's really easy to use & apply. I roughly used about 4-5 spritzes over my scalp, down my parting in the center, towards the sides of my head & at the nape of my hairline. It does give clear instructions on the can to achieve the best results. I have medium-long hair & using this amount gave me great coverage & assisted with dulling the oiliness. Generally in winter I have to wash my hair every 3 days, roughly. I simply run out of time for the entire process, of washing - shampooing, conditioning, treating my scalp, drying & straightening! Gahhh, because no body wants wet hair in winter & to get sick right? This fantastic product is going to help solve this conundrum & give you a few extra days up your sleeve to plan for a decent hair pamper when you have a few...hours...to spare. Using Schwarzkopf got2b Fresh It Up Extra Fresh, I managed to stretch my wash out by 2 whole extra days giving me 5 days between my wash :D I was super impressed. My hair felt a little softer & easier to manage as well, it definitely dulled my own oiliness, but the spray has a natural oil in it I think, which gave my hair a nice natural shine & made it easier to brush. Those with sensitive scalps, be not afraid, give it a try. I have a very sensitive scalp & had no burning or itching sensation at all, if anything, it was quite relieving & cooling on my scalp.

Does it do what it says - Yes, beyond my expectations. It's a product that's easy to access, being available at multiple retailers & well within a reasonable price range. Dry shampoos don't really work for me, so I think I've found a great alternative replacement. Give it a try today, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. xx -Amy

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Thanks roseroonz :) good luck x

Great review and super helpful as dry shampoos irritate my scalp so will confidently give this one a go.

Overall rating:
2.7/5
4th June, 2018 at 2:13 pm
Schwarzkopf got2b Guardian Angel Reviews
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Not my sort of thing

First of all I'm going to admit this is a bit hard for me to review, I automatically have a somewhat negative bias as mine arrived with the lid not on properly, had leaked, and the entire package smelt awful. I found it a very chemical smell, not pleasant at all. These days i mostly use natural and handcrafted products so this isn't really a product I would normally buy. Plus I've never used heat protectors before so found it hard to know what to look for. So I would like to say, I'm not saying this is a bad product, I am saying this just isn't a product for me.

Once I sorted the lid out, I made sure my hair was clean and dry then gave it a spray. One thing I liked was it didn't make my hair feel sticky or greasy. I then straightend my hair but couldn't see or feel a difference, I think it's hard to see it after just one use. I don't straighten my hair often these days and think it would be far more useful for someone who did use straighteners more. I did like that after straightening I couldn't tell It was in my hair, like it still had no feel or stickiness, just a little bit of that smell lingering.

Overall, I wouldn't rush out and buy It, particularly at full price.

Tips: If you are fussy about smell, this may not be for you. But if you want a hair product without a sticky, yuck feeling, then check it out.

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Mine had leaked as well but I loved the smell. Funny how our noses react differently to smell!

Overall rating:
5.0/5
28th February, 2018 at 2:29 pm
Maybelline Superstay Matte Lip Ink Review
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I've found my new love (& it wasn't on Tinder!)

Confession time! I love matte lipsticks mainly because... i’m lazy! I can’t be bothered doing the top up every 5 minutes so me and gloss just don’t talk at all.

Trouble is with many liquid lip paints/sticks you get that ‘bah bah bah’ feeling when you rub your lips together, you know when they’re super dry (a bit like the roof of your mouth the next morning after too much wine!), so I set out to give this baby the ‘bah bah’ test.

I chose the colour “dreamer” which is a lovely nude pinky shade. The product has a sponge applicator which I liked (rather than a brush) and one dip gave good coverage and it went on really easily.

It dries in about 60 seconds and, here’s the crunch... (wait for it), it literally didn’t come off for 8 hours! I am NOT kidding you! No fade from the edge of your lips leaving you with a bath like ring around your mouth. I gymed, it lunched it, and drank coke’d it and it didn’t budge much from the initial application!!

What is this witchery?

And did it pass the ‘bah bah bah’ test? (Actually i’ve got it on as i’m reviewing it). You betcha it did! So it’s a big fat 5 from me!

Tips: Go get yourself one! Actually two!! I'm off to check out the other colours!

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Good to hear you had such good results!

Haha your title! Great review too.

Overall rating:
5.0/5
31st January, 2018 at 4:37 pm
Benefit BADgal Bang Review
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I Love How Long My Eyelashes Now!

It’s finally here! The Mystery Mascara has arrived in my letterbox today! I quickly unwrapped the packaging and try this on! It has a nice, long, and slim brush, making it very easy to apply the mascara on my eyelashes. I have very short lashes so it’s not that easy to put mascara on. I had to use eyelashes curler and sometimes after a while, my eyelashes uncurled and back to the original shape. With this new Mystery Mascara, I have had it on for the whole day and it still maintains its curl. And the great thing about this is that it’s waterproof, so I don’t have to worry it would smudge and made my eyes looked like a clown.

Now I can’t wait to know what this Mystery Mascara, so I can go to get one! Love this Mystery Mascara!

Tips: Wriggling the brush while applying the mascara to eyelashes will even out and thickens the lashes. You don’t need eyelashes curler anymore!

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sounds really great -what a fun trial

What an exciting way to trial and review a new product. Can’t wait to find out what it is!

Hmmm I'm curious too about the brand of this mascara...so lucky getting to trial out a mystery product :)

Eeee! I want to know what it is! Thanks for the review, such an exciting way to trial a product, no bias then!

I didn't see the advert asking for reviewers either! Def would have put my hand up for this one! What brand is it, can you say now??

What is this product? I'm intrigued! and WANT one!!

Hmmm very interesting. I didn't even see the advertisement for reviewers for this but wow I really look forward to finding out what brand it is!

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5.0/5
18th August, 2017 at 11:42 am
e.l.f Kabuki Face Brush
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The Perfect Powder Brush

After my much-beloved Revlon powder brush of 4+ years finally gave out, I turned to Beauty Review to find an equally good alternative. Was amazed at the staggeringly good reviews for the e.l.f Kabuki Face Brush! So I've given it a go, and wow. This brush totally earns its high ratings!

It's super affordable and from a cruelty-free brand, which is awesome to begin with. The brush itself is the perfect size, big enough to sweep powder across your face but small enough to be more precise with highlight or bronzer if you want. The bristles are SO, SO soft, it's amazing. I don't really understand how exactly the bristles are antibacterial, but the brush is so lovely on the skin I don't really mind. Zero bristle fallout too. Definitely recommend.

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I have the Revlon powder brush and had to stop using it as it created a static type feel on my skin. Recently bought the Elf and like you use it for bronzer, blush or powder. Fab price!

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5.0/5
19th September, 2017 at 7:17 am
e.l.f Kabuki Face Brush
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Cheap and excellent quality.

I have had this kabuki brush since 2014 and I still use it regularly for buffing setting powder into my face.

It is densely packed and feels lush and soothing against my face. In the first year, it didn't shed at all. However, recently, some of the brush hairs have begun fall out during washing. That said, it's probably because of its age and nothing concerning since it is so dense in the first place.

I love this brush and it's definitely a high quality staple in your kit. 10/10 would recommend.

Tips: 1. It's only cheap if you get it from iHerb, not Kmart.

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I bought this recently based on the reviews here and am super impressed. Especially for the price!

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5.0/5
28th January, 2018 at 1:49 pm
Maybelline Brow Tattoo Gel Tint Review
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My alternative to microbladed brows

I’m not a suitable candidate for microblading and this product is the next best thing for me. I’ve been using it for 4 months and I absolutely love it. My sister bought me the Dark Brown shade from Australia for $AUD25 which I thought was utterly ridiculous for 5ml but aside from a few clumps of product here and there it’s still going strong.

What I love about this product is that I have 3-4 days of freedom from filling my brows and that my brows actually look good! Of course they look nothing like microbladed brows but they look natural, nicely shaped and is a fraction of the cost of the treatment.

When I first used the product I used a brown eyeliner to lightly outline the shape of my brows. The colour of the product looks black and in certain lighting you can see the brown but just be mindful it does come off as more of a darker brown/black which is perfect for me.

The consistency reminds me of semi-thick PVA glue and just like the glue it’s easy to wipe off if you make a mistake. Don't allow it to sit too long or you’ll end up with the tint in an area you don’t want. The applicator is a small synthetic brush which is saturated with product so ensure to wipe off the excess.

When applying the product for the first couple of times it felt awkward not using an angled brush to shape my brows but follow the natural way your brows grow so that the brush is not going against them. Ideally you want to be “glueing” (while shaping) your brows down.

I start applying the product in the centre (mainly out of habit) because I want most of the pigment in that area before moving to the other areas. You need to have enough product on your brows so that you can ideally peel it off in one go. I then wait for 15-20 minutes and then peel the product off starting from the end of my brows and c’est voilà beautifully shaped brows for the next 3 days.

The tint is darkest on Day 1 and each time you wash your face you'll notice the pigment lift. My brows fade evenly so it's not like anyone is going to notice that you have brows one day and the next they're gone. By the 4th or 5th day I can either fill my brows in or reapply the product.

If I’m not happy with my attempt then I can always fill it in with powder until it fades but I’ve only had to do that once over the 4 months. I no longer need to outline my brows and it takes me less than 2 minutes to apply. I would highly recommend this product for those who enjoy having some freedom from filling in their brows for a few days.

Tips: 1.If you make a mistake, wipe off immediately with a clean angled brush or finger.

2.Over time you may notice clumps of product, ensure to remove those clumps so that the remaining product doesn’t cling to it and you will have a better idea of when it’s time to pick up a new one.

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Thank you Rose - it's an old photo but I shape my brows as closely as I can to that with the brow tint :-) That's great Elise, I hope you love it just as much :-)

Very helpful review. I will definitely be keen to give this a go!

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Fabulous review and your brows in your photo look fabulous. My brows are shocking, I am growing them back in so they are currently unruly and microblading is out of reach of my current budget. I think the Maybelline price is ok compared to other prod

Overall rating:
4.3/5
5th January, 2018 at 3:40 pm
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3  - Intensive Anti-Ageing Regime Review
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My skin liked these products!

Prior to this review I had used the serum before, but none of the others.... I changed completely from my usual routine

Serum: The first morning and night I put this on I got a very slight tingling to it. It went on very smooth and my skin felt fantastic. Over time my complexion has definitely brightened and looks clearer with use. I LOVED the previous serum and this one doesn't disappoint either.

Eye-cream: I love the applicator. I've had another brand of eye cream with the same applicator and I love it. It feels cool on the eye area. The actual tube it’s in is quite firm and I felt I had to squeeze well and truly to get product to the applicator and sometimes I'd then have too much product - so recommend storing the tube on its lid on sloped towards the lid to have the product waiting when you squeeze. Eye area wrinkles and puffiness aren't a big problem area for me, but it was a lovely product on and certainly made the eye area feel moisturised and soft.

Day Cream: this one was a problem for me - it goes on lovely, and is super nourishing, and you definitely don't have dry skin, but it felt greasy and extra shiny..... and that was fine except when it came time for makeup, and using a BB cream rather than foundation I found the BB cream slid around my face and caked in places - I'd have to use my fingers to smooth it out and powder to de-shine me.... The BB cream is a separate dilemma for me so maybe a different one would work better for me - but it was probably my biggest issue with the products for this review

Night Cream - YES! A nourishing night cream/mask that my skin LOVED! IT is heavy, but it is a mask, but with that it is super nourishing and from Day 1 I woke up with lovely baby soft skin, that with time looked smoother and clearer (likely a combo of serum and the cream! With having the night mask in my routine, I found I was less critical of the dryness of my skin during the day which was a big flaw in my previous routine as I always felt dry and aged by the end of the day - obviously I didn't have the right night product until now. I really like this night cream and will keep it in my routine.

I enjoyed all of these products - some more than others. The night cream was probably the big win for me in helping with my on-going dry skin – it turned around my skin very quickly. My skin overall has a much better texture and is super soft. Without makeup, it looks brighter. I'd possibly switch out the day cream for another, it just left me feeling to shiny/greasy - but I didn't feel I had dry skin end of the day so it certainly does its job.

I will say re. packaging that the day and night cream containers are so heavy! I dropped one into the porcelain sink and thankfully it didn't break and the sink lived too, but I was worried! Very attractive looking packaging etc. though. Have always liked the serum pump bottle.

If you are particularly bothered by dry, ageing skin I think these products are a great regime to change that!

Tips: Store the eye cream on the lid or sloped so the product is in the lid when you use it.

Give the Day cream some reasonable time to soak in - I'd do my skincare then go and get dressed etc. and maybe dry off my hair before doing makeup to let it really soak in.

The serum is a Must-Have in any regime. I've always liked that product and it's got great ingredients to keep your skin looking fresh and bright and it lasts a surprisingly long time!

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That's true - the humidity/heat has probably been a bit of a factor - I did just this week switch to the Chi Chi BB cream raved about on here and it worked much better with the day cream

I have the same issue with the day cream but only since the weather got hotter!