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#16 Saffire

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:10 PM

When I went into one particular beauty place, I was told I need botox.

I can safely and confidently say that I do not need botox - I generally look younger than my age (could just be my silly behaviour though!).

Some sales people like the one you experienced rely on preying on your insecurities (and if you don't have any - they may try to give you some) to get you to purchase stuff. I'm surprised she went with everything - I would have just picked one or two treatments.

Trust me, with good make up on the day, and an inner glow from within, you will look just stunning!!!

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:11 PM

P.S. I highly recommend Becca cosmetics and especially their concealer - I can practically cover a small city with that stuff!!!

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:12 PM

Yep I agree with Joanne she did what she is trained to do!!! As an ex owner of a salon i never made my girls push products onto clients unless they wanted them. I never had a TARGET goal for sales my line was always service with a smile we had our regulars anwyays....thats another story!! but yes some salons are pushy!


As a pigmentation sufferer the best treatment I have found is OATMEAL and I actually home chemist mine ( just like my nit bug remedy) ..

The recipe is 1 cup Crushed fine rolled oats, a tablespoon of honey and a 1/4 cup of lemon juice and avocado if you want some rehydration!! make it into a paste and rub it in to the pigmented spots and then cover your whole face and leave for 30 mins! It takes a few goes to stand it for then but I love the tingly feeling. Dont put around your eyes though. I use two slices of cucumber!

If you want an exfoliant instead dont add the avocado and add Crushed Walnut shells in it.

Works a treat and costs under $5!!!! lasts a life time ( 3 weeks) in your fridge in a tupperware container!
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (Willow @ Jun 2 2006, 09:12 PM)
As a pigmentation sufferer the best treatment I have found is OATMEAL and I actually home chemist mine ( just like my nit bug remedy) ..

The recipe is 1 cup Crushed fine rolled oats, a tablespoon of honey and a 1/4 cup of lemon juice and avocado if you want some rehydration!! make it into a paste and rub it in to the pigmented spots and then cover your whole face and leave for 30 mins! It takes a few goes to stand it for then but I love the tingly feeling. Dont put around your eyes though. I use two slices of cucumber!

If you want an exfoliant instead dont add the avocado and add Crushed Walnut shells in it.

Works a treat and costs under $5!!!! lasts a life time ( 3 weeks) in your fridge in a tupperware container!

Thanks Willow, will give it a try tomorrow night!

Chloe, I have never seen anyone LESS in need of botox!!! You have such smooth skin. ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

I will def check out Becca, thanks smile.gif

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:41 PM

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Apart from the cleansing,toning & moisturing,i've started using a facial scrub 1/2 times a week.I just use neutrogina products & they do the job.I also like the products from the body shop.I got to try 1 of their face masks last weekend & it was devine,warms up when it's on your face.
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 09:35 AM

Ridiculous! I would have walked out too if it was suggested I spend $1,000 on my face!

If you want to reduce pigmentation you can do at home exfoliation with exfoliation serums.

Exfol serum is a 2% bha
Lactic acid is a 10% AHA
Green Cream (I swear by this!)

Used regularly these will improve the texture and tone of your skin.

PM if you'd like to know where to buy it from.

I use it and have noticed a difference smile.gif

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 09:37 AM

ps can't endorse the oat mask enough. I do a variation every fortnight and it prevents breakouts or if you have a breakout will clear it up in days.

I combine honey, oats and warm water smile.gif



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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:49 AM

They were probably just after your money hon...I wouldnt worry about it.
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:22 PM

How rude is that! I agree with Belladoah, I think that beautician was just trying
out her not-very-subtle sales tactics on you! I bet half that stuff they'd
recommend to any bride to be, regardless of their skin type/condition. rolleyes.gif
My advice would be to protect your skin every day with SPF, and continue to
lead a healthy lifestyle with everything in moderation.
I've seen pics of you and you have NOTHING to worry about. Its the same as
whenever I used to go to the hairdresser they'd say "ooh your hair is soooo dry,
I think you shoud have a treatment' (an extra $20) and I'd be like, umm I bought
that product last time and use it at home every week, so NO thanks! laugh.gif
It's just marketing tactics, pure and simple.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:42 PM

i think the key is to find someone who you can trust and wont try and sell you products all the time! my therapist is fantastic i have been seeing her for over 2 years and only about 2 months ago did she actually recommend i buy a new cream cos myt skin was breaking out from stress!!
its hard to find someone like that but just ask around or go see your local doctor and see if they can point you in the right directions.\


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Posted 07 June 2006 - 11:55 AM

The hard bit is if you're on a budget for your wedding like I am - then there's really not enough to invest in salon treatments!

I've been using Body Shop stuff (including their lovely Apricot exfoliating gel - love it!) since I was about 14, and its been great. I have very sensitive skin, but also very oily T-zone and dry elsewhere. I'm also prone to bacterial infections in my skin around my nose and mouth (can't remember the medical name), and the only thing that clears that up is 10 weeks of antibiotics, which then causes other problems! So my skin has always been a sensitive topic with me - kids at school were so cruel and didn't understand that cleansing & clearacil doesn't always clear up acne and rashes.

Needless to say, I'm keeping an eye on my skin, and with still 5 months to go, am watching my diet and exercising regularly (sweat those toxins out), and drinking heaps of water! My skin is OK, but its getting better.

I'm also a big fan of the Priceline heating Mud Masks though! So might have to head down this weekend to get some.

Love the idea for the oatmeal mask as well - haven't tried that, but might have to!!

So basically, my point is that you don't have to spend heaps to look good, and that the salons really might not know what they're taking about (i.e. my infection looked like a form of acne and I was told that T-Tree would clear it up when I had to have antibiotics!!). If worst comes to worst, check with a dermatoligist. Thats what they're trained to do!

Hope it all works out for you!

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (mishkathecat @ Jun 2 2006, 09:02 PM)
you know, facials are only fun when champagne is involved... and to hell with it if alcohol is bad for your skin. if you drink enough of it - you won't care! smile.gif

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:29 PM

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my mum has used "oil of ulay" (or whatever its called) since she was 17, shes 49 this year and doesn't have a wrinkle or blemish on her face. in fact she has better skin than i do...

I have a great aunty who is pushing 90 and swears by this stuff - and her skin looks damn fine. Thats all she has ever used on it. Same with my grandmother. smile.gif

In terms of a good concealer, I use the one from Clinique thats like a little paintbrush (I think its called 'airbrush concealer' or something like that), its really good for under the eyes because you kinda paint it on instead of rubbing it on iykwim? Has been doing a marvelous job concealing a hideous zit on my nose for the past week wink.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:04 AM

People think they can take advantage of you because you want to look perfect for one day. I would not worry about it and do things at home. Find a beautician outside of the city... maybe more down to earth.

A stuck up one wanting to make money will always find flaws and I cannot imagine anyones face needing so much work.

Plus I dont think she was suggesting you were ugly... maybe just that your skin wasnt in the best condition.

So do the home remedy facial and things like others have mentioned and hopefully you will see a difference.

Everyone has imperfections. My face goes from really oily to really dry so you can imagine how difficult it is to do the cleansing, toning, moisturising etc. I have 2 types and depending on my face that day I use the diff type. Atm I am dry due to weather change...
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 01:59 PM

Lauren - no way....i've seen pics of you sweetie & i dont believe for a second that you need all of that.....i think it was just a sales pitch

Your so not horrible or ugly at all. Where is this woman....i'm going to go tell her off for you! smile.gif

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