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spooky40

About Me Mother of two boys 14 n 15 Yay. I love animals and my garden and makeup. I have a chronic pain illness Fibromyalgia that keeps me inside in the winter. My son oldest son keeps me busy he just got into the South Island Youth Men's Volleyball team so lots of fund raising to be done they are away to Aussie soon Proud mum

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
14th June, 2014
Mystery shopping changed my hair

I was sent on a mystery shopping adventure (which I'll never forget) by the BR team and told to buy a product that was recommended by the stylist doing my hair. Well due to my hair being quite dry, distressed, straw-like and needing lots of love my stlylist recommended this jewel, humans call hair masque.

I had the best time ever with my stylist and didnt question her about the product. Never saw it before, never heard about it, never sniffed and felt the texture but she had me convinced and I said "yeah add that to the account".

After shampooing and conditioning my hair, its quite a struggle to add some heat protectant/help to manage your hair product through my hair because my hair turns into this dry, coarse, rebellious knot. I really have to work gently when applying product and comb it through because my hair will snap at any moment. NOT ANYMORE!!

This is $46 for 200ml when you buy direct at a salon. The smell is like a perfumed body lotion. Its really heavenly and pleasing to the senses. You only need a small amount at a time so the masque is really going to last well.

I apply a hazelnut size of this masque to the palm of my hands and rub it between my fingers and hands before transfering it to middle sections of my hair, concentrating more on my ends. I cant describe this masque any other way, than it literary "melting" into my hair when my hands touch my hair. My hair softens up immediately and I dont even need a comb to get out any knots. All I need are my fingers and my hair is silky smooth.

Hair thats in good condition is much easier to work with when heat styling, because my blowdry and GHD time have been cut in half.

I usually have to apply a heat protectant for blowdry and then I apply a tiny amount of oil to help with straightening but I now I only need one product. Its tough enough to protect your hair through the hottest straightner.

My hair is shiny, glossy, manageable and much less frizz then before using this masque and its all thanks to BR and the fabulous Servilles for changing my hair and my hair condition. If your hair is dry, coarse, rebellious, crunchy and doesnt love you, then you need this masque in your life.

Tips: Dry your hair liberally well after washing because hair that is too damp will not absorb this masque effectively.

Concentrate on areas that are most driest of your hair. I use a hazelnut size for my mid-section and sometime just a size on my ends again.

This masque is really forgiving so you cant really overdo it but in saying that dont apply to much or it will become greasy.

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

This sounds like what I'm looking for good review thanks might have to hunt some out when I have some money hehe :)

Kellyleanne
1st January, 1970

I love this masque too, it's amazing!

Hollie
1st January, 1970

This product sounds like it's worth the price, must buy it next time I get paid...fab review :)

Overall rating:
4.7/5
29th October, 2015
Jordana Lipstick Review
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amazing for 2 hours

i find this lippy has such amazing colours when first applied however it only lasts about 2 hours and it dries my lips up super quickly!

Tips: use pawpaw over top so you dont dry lips out

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

What a great idea to use pawpaw never thought of that one! Awesome thanks

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5.0/5
21st August, 2015
Deliciously amazing by livinglight candles

I am totally stocked to have tried this candle as Im an avid candle lover and like to burn them in the evenings or when im having a relaxing bath, Where to start the presentation of the candle when it came was boxed in a cute pink box and even before you even opened the box to smell the candle you could already smell it but defiantly not in an over powering kind of way. It was a hint of sweetness from the pomegranate and plum. As I took the candle out of the package I was impressed to find that it had a silver lid to seal the candle it also to avoid the air drying it out. The touch of the candle was smooth and was glad to find it was made from soy wax so its natural. The candle when lit was easy to light without any troubles and the scent filled the air of the room within seconds of the candle burning. This candle will last hours I have lit it every night since I received it and is still burning for about 5 days with the average burning time being 30 hrs and there is still heaps to burn. I love the idea that its in a glass candle holder too so the wax doesn't spill anywhere. Im 100% impressed with this product and to know its made here in new Zealand I can proudly to say I will gladly be purchasing this range of candles again.

Tips: This candle is a great way to put some scent into your home, its calming to light in the evening

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

Sounds just magic I think I might have to buy one!

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5.0/5
6th August, 2014
Marc Jacobs Daisy Review
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I'm in love!

I call this the perfect 'work perfume' as its such a beautiful light floral fragrance. Have had many customers comment on it, as it's subtle enough to notice and get a whiff of but not strong enough to the point where it's obnoxious lol. And my husband who doesn't like 90% of my fragrances loves this one!

Tips: Not punchy enough in my opinion to be a 'night time' fragrance but still beautiful all the same

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

Like your tip not really a night time fragrance ! :)

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5.0/5
14th August, 2014
Marc Jacobs Daisy Review
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Amazing Buy

i can honestly say that i would reccommed this perfume to any female out there whether you are a young teen or an older woman wanting a beautiful scent. This is the perfect floral scent it is light but still able to be smelt quite easily and has good lasting . Everyone i have gotten to try this have all said it smelt amazing on them and have gone out to purchase it and continue to get it.

Tips: if you are someone that doesnt like floral scents you will still love this as i am one of those people but a wee tip for those who dont like floral is to pair this scent with a fruity sweet moisturiser or body butter this combination is stunning

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

Sounds gorgeous I am going have to save up!

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5.0/5
16th July, 2015
Marc Jacobs Daisy Review
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Great

I love this perfume, have used it for a few years and can never get sick of the scent. The scent reminds me of summer and keeps me feeling fresh! This scent is light and not too heavy on the nose. I would recommend this perfume to anyone! Love love love!

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

The more I read about it the more I want some lol

Overall rating:
4.3/5
25th July, 2015
Marc Jacobs Daisy Review
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Daisy Perfume

I really like this perfume by Marc Jacobs. It's quit pricy but mine has honestly lasted me so long that I feel like it's worth it. The fragrance has a really nice floral scent and is suitable for everyday wear. The bottle is so cute and I really like the flower detailing at the top. Overall I think it's a great perfume that's definitely worth checking out

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

I am so tempted to get myself some it sounds gorgeous !

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5.0/5
21st September, 2015
SCHWARZKOPF Live Colour Pastel Cotton Candy Pink Review
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Does what it says BUT

You have to have very white hair as an initial base colour for it to work best. Use the nordic blonde L++ prior to using any of the Live colours. Any yellow tones won't pick up the colour true to type. I've found this is true with any of the colours in this range.

Tips: Pre lighten first. Get rid of yellow tones using a blue toner. Allow your hair to build up natural oils for about a week after lightening before doing anything else with it - this reduces the amount your ends will get fried. Once you have used the semi on your hair invest in a dry shampoo - helps the colour last way longer :)

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

I really want to try some streaks but my hair would have to be lightened to much so I'm abit chichen lol love that colour though. :)

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5.0/5
21st August, 2015
HoMedics Combination Massage Cushion Review
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Luxury at home (Thank you Beauty review)

Can I just say a big HUGE thank you to Beauty review for putting this in the vault, I wouldn't have purchased this if it wasn't for you guys!

There is 2 large massage chairs that they have outside of my local Farmers and when my back is aching that is where I go. I get constant upper back pain from my overly large chest area and I run away to these massage chairs at least once a week.

You can imagine how excited and thrilled I was to see that a similar one of in the last Beauty review beauty vault, I was over the moon! And it the item I wanted the most.

The massage cushion is huge! The back part is the same size and height of a chair, it has a small cushion on the bottom, plus a cord and a remote connected to the cord. You just plug it in and your ready to go!

I love how it has a few different functions, you can let the cushion rub all of your back or you can have it rub the top or bottom of your back.

My favorite function is the heat,it makes my back feel a lot more relaxed and you feel the heat in your back. There is also different massage techniques depending on what you like.

When people come to visit they ask to use it, because they know how much I rave about this cushion and they love it as much as I do!

I am so happy I don't have to go out to get a massage any more, thank you again Beauty review, this cushion is incredible!

On a side note, please be careful when you first get this, and use it with care, the first night I used it for an hour and woke up with sore muscles.

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trudijoy
1st January, 1970

yessss get the collar it's amazing. I might pull mine out tonight, actually!

Lutece
1st January, 1970

Trudi I want the collar one after hearing that you love it so much, Spooky40 it is amazing, and makes an awesome gift, Im saving up to get one for my mum :)

spooky40
1st January, 1970

I have been thinking about getting one of these I haven't heard anything negative about it. I'm even more convinced I need one after reading this ! Thanks ! :)

trudijoy
1st January, 1970

Yay I'm so pleased you love it, hon. I got the collar version and I'm obsessed with it. It even helped me cure a migraine the other night x

Overall rating:
4.7/5
24th August, 2015
Luxury at home

I was sent this candle for trial, and I am totally converted.

It arrived in a gorgeous purple box, with lovely detailing, in the box it is packed safely but easy to remove. For a candle that has a burn time of 30 hours I was expecting something a bit larger, but it works perfectly for a coffee table. It has a silver shiny lid that is suctioned opened and closed and the candle is in a simple glass container, with Living Light written on the side. It looks classy and elegant.

The smell once I opened it, I knew I loved already, fresh, fruity and sweet. Reminded me of a big bowl of rich red fruits, that have been put in the oven to bake, for a pie. It has a very natural smell to it, rather than some other candles that you can tell its been falsely scented.

It has clear instructions on the bottom of the candle on how to use it, the dangers, and suggestions where to use it. Which is always handy if you are giving it as a gift.

The smell is powerful enough to fill my lounge, dining room and kitchen which I really appreciate for the price, you know you have an extremely good quality candle when you can smell it in 3 or more rooms.

My favourite time to light this candle is after dinner, when we are winding down as a family, in the family room, relaxing. Like it says, it really calm and soothe you after a long day.

I love the variety they have on their website plenty of choices for everyone.

Tips: Always keep your wicks trimmed in your candles before each use, helps the longevity of them.

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spooky40
1st January, 1970

I didn't know that about the wick great tip thanks