16 Dec 2014 12:24 PM | Posted by bh's Rosemary Bracey
There’s nothing more exciting than discovering shiny new brands with amazing new products, so we’re super excited to share with you the latest brands to join beautyheaven!
JERGENS is a collection of moisturising products formulated to maintain soft, smooth and beautiful skin. The range covers all skin types and needs, and includes hand and body moisturisers, gradual tanners and a BB Body Perfecting Cream. Say hello to luminous, hydrated skin from top to toe!
Our top product pick: Natural Glow + Firming Daily Moisturiser – Fair to Medium
Capital encompasses five professional beauty treatments: Fraxel, Thermage, Liposonix, Isolaz and Clear + Brilliant. From Fraxel, the original fractional resurfacing laser treatment, to Liposonix, a non-surgical, non-invasive fat targeting method, Capital offers in-salon treatments for the woman who wants to look and feel her best.
Our top product pick: Clear + Brilliant Original
Sunescape is a sunless tanning range born in Bondi, an iconic beach area in Sydney, Australia. The products contain added vitamins, antioxidants and oils to nourish skin, while leaving it with a streak-free, golden glow.
Our top product pick: Hydrating Self Tan Mousse
Founded by the ‘Cosmetics Cop’, Paula Begoun, Paula’s Choice is a skin care range that is clinically proven to be non-irritating. It offers products to target dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin, as well as wrinkles, rosacea, acne, breakouts and enlarged pores.
Our top product pick: Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defence SPF 15
Created by Sydney skin expert, Sarah Wilkinson, Skin Matrix is a cosmeceutical skin care range that features potent antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to correct, replenish and strengthen all skin types.
Our top product pick: Vitamin Foaming Cleanser
Which brand appeals to you the most? Have you tried any of the brands listed above?
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I haven't tried any of these brands before. They all sound good, would like to try any of these.
Posted on: December 22, 2014 (3 hours ago)
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id like to try the paula choice- but not sure where to buy.
jergens looks great to0 was looking at all there products the other day
Posted on: December 22, 2014 (2 hours ago)
17 Dec 2014 09:31 AM | Posted by bh's Caitlin
Becoming a parent tests your limits in many ways. Your life revolves around this tiny human, and you get minimal sleep and even less time to socialise. Thankfully, plenty of parents have gone through it before and a few have invented lifesaving tools along the way. We can’t guarantee you’ll get those Sunday morning sleep-ins back, but we bet the early mornings will be a little easier.
#1 Mesh feeder
A mesh feeder is perfect for babies transitioning to solid food. It’s a little mesh bag with a handle fit for small hands. Fill the bag with soft vegetables or fresh fruit and give it to your baby to gnaw at throughout the day. Not only will it keep them occupied, but it will also teach them to feed themselves.
bh tip: If your baby is teething, fill the mesh feeder with frozen fruit. We recommend grapes or chunks of mango, but feel free to use anything you have on hand. The cold temperature will help to soothe sore gums, and hopefully stop the tears.
Try: Tommee Tipee 3124 Fresh Food Feeder, Chemist Warehouse, $7.60
Babies are curious creatures, and they love getting their mitts on every knick knack they can. Indestructibles are a range of baby-proof books, founded by a mum who was fed up with her kids turning regular paper and board books into mush. The picture books are printed on waterproof material, so your baby can play with, bite and suck on the book as much as they like. Hello, hours of entertainment!
Try: Indestructibles: Baby Faces, Amazon, $4.45
#3 Johnson’s Baby Night Light
The hardest part about being a new parent is a lack of support, especially when it’s late at night, your baby won’t stop crying and everybody you would normally call on for help is fast asleep. Johnson’s Baby Night Light is an online resource where mums can seek advice and support. It activates at 5pm each night, offering guidance at times when it’s most needed. The site has a Nurse’s Office, which is loaded with professional advice; a Chat Room, where parents can connect and share tips with each other; and the Reading Room, an online collection of stories, tips and how-tos.
Where would the mums of the world be without Velcro? The simple fastener offers security, saves time and prevents grazed knees caused by tripping over shoelaces. It’s often overlooked, but velcro is an invention that makes parents’ lives a whole lot easier. From closing school backpacks to securing pockets, it can be found everywhere. It’s especially helpful on kids’ shoes in place of shoelaces, as it gives them independence and gives you one less thing to do!
Have you ever used any of the above inventions? What other products have helped you as a parent?
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Being a new mum with a teething baby has been at times trying, however the Fresh Food Feeders are a godsend when it comes to relieving sore swollen gums and it also gives him hours of entertainment. :) I also just place a wash cloth in the freezer and give that to him as well to chew on and he absolutely loves it.
Posted on: December 21, 2014 (1 day ago)
I am not a parent yet but these are some ingenious ideas! I especially like #1 and #2!
Posted on: December 21, 2014 (1 day ago)
16 Dec 2014 17:35 PM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
Christmas is just days away, so if you’re reading this, you must be in a bit of a pickle.
So we won’t waste your precious time on words and fluff. We’ll just be straight up.
Here are six excellent gifts that almost every woman would be more than happy to receive:
Laura Mercier Lip Glace Collection, $49, 02 9663 4277
Who wouldn’t love to add four fabulous glosses to their rotation?
The same nourishing Crème de Corps formula everyone loves, just in very cool packaging.
The Karl Lagerfeld cat is just the cutest and the cleansing oil is pretty much second-to-none.
You get a serum, an oil and bonus bath salts and a bath salts spoon for the brilliant price of $79. All in a cute bag, too.
Anatomicals jingle bells santa smells, $14.99, 03 9427 9222
Colourful Christmas baubles filled with shower gel? Brilliant.
You can’t really go wrong with a delightfuly scented candle and a nourishing hand cream that you can pop in your bag
Oh, and here are some other articles loaded with present suggestions:
Christmas gift inspiration
Do you still have to get some Christmas presents? What would be your ultimate Christmas gift?
I love the Anatomicals set. So cute!
Posted on: December 20, 2014 (Dec 20, 2014 12:34pm)
I have got gifts for everyone now. Love the ideas anyway!
Posted on: December 20, 2014 (Dec 20, 2014 12:38pm)
10 Dec 2014 17:11 PM | Posted by bh's Astrid Taemets
You know how we’re always banging on about the importance of caring for your skin, protecting your hair and eating right, and telling you to do this, do that, use this, try that… Well, today I’m keeping things plain and simple: I’m handing it over to the bh members. Yep, that’s right. Welcome to the Discovery Bag, where we let you guys do the talking. In this edition, our lovely members give us their two cents on a few products that’ll help you look your summer best. Trust me, you’ll want to get your mitts on these babies!
“This feels gorgeous on my face. It just soaks right in and leaves my skin feeling extremely moisturised and soft. The scent reminds me of baby powder and my skin feels like a baby’s bottom!” - Brinsley
“Phyt's Creme Hydratant can be used day and night and I've been doing this for the last few days. So far, my skin is looking more youthful and plump! Although I consider myself lucky to have good skin, Phyt's has shown me that it can look even better. My skin is looking nice and bright - like I'm getting 10 hours of beauty sleep every night!” - Ms Jelena
“No other hyaluronic product has made my skin immediately feel so plump, firm, fresh and nicely moisturised. I can honestly say my skin feels like it has immediately absorbed and doubled in depth with this cream. I can't stop touching my skin and I really don't want to put on make-up because it feels so fresh. “ - Gemini Jen
“As I have quite oily hair, one day is all it takes for it to look really greasy. This dry shampoo not only soaked up the oil but gave my fine hair a lot more volume and texture than it normally has - all in two minutes. I am absolutely sold on this product.” - Karen391
“On a typical day, the bottom of my hair is drier, while my roots stay oily, no matter how I wash my hair. Evo Water Killer completely changed the feel of my hair from the first spray, soaking up the oil and blending my 'bad' hair into the good.” - Jasibella
“Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo is a godsend for those days when you just need a quick fix without washing the hair!” - Ms Jelena
“This product has actually worked wonders for my skin in just a short period of time. My skin had recently been looking really dull and lifeless and my regular skin care routine wasn’t doing anything to change that. I have noticed my skin is noticeably smoother, brighter and just generally happier!” - Charlie B
“I have very sensitive skin which quite often is dry, so I really loved that this product is unscented and has minimal ingredients without all the additives.” - UberMiss
“After seeing the way my skin is beginning to change in a few short days, I know this product has the ability to create amazingly flawless skin.” - Moonstone
What do you think of these products? Have you tried any of them?
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I've heard a lot about Paula's choice, and would definitely be interested in trying some of her products. This Phyt hyaluronic creme also sounds quite good.
Posted on: December 19, 2014 (Dec 19, 2014 4:14pm)
I like the sound of the Paula's Choice. I wouldn't mind trying some of her products.
Posted on: December 19, 2014 (Dec 19, 2014 4:37pm)
19 Dec 2014 12:18 PM | Posted by bh's Beth England
Do you dream of getting smooth, wrinkle-free skin?
Well, now you may be able to achieve just that, with Canadian scientists discovering what they believe is the key to erasing those pesky fine line and crows feet – for good.
Interestingly, it all happened totally by accident. The researchers from the University of British Columbia set out to analyse the role of the enzyme Granzyme-B in heart attacks, and instead stumbled upon the wrinkle-fighting discovery
As part of the experiment they created a miniature tanning salon for mice, exposing them to UV lamps.
By week 20 of the study, it became clear that the mice that’d been engineered to lack the enzyme had noticeably smooth skin, while the control group had gotten wrinkles.
According to the researchers, Granzyme-B causes wrinkles by affecting the integrity of collagen and dismantling the ‘cellular scaffolding’ that binds its cells together. This results in the structural weakness we identify as wrinkles. It all sounds a bit sciency, but basically the enzyme breaks down what holds collagen cells together, and ‘broken’ collagen means lines, wrinkles, crows feet, and laugh lines.
Unfortunately, there’s still a way to go as far as banishing wrinkles in humans is concerned. While the mice were easily bred to have no Granzyme-B at all, the enzyme is actually part of our immune system and removing it could have unintended consequences.
Still, the discovery is expected to lead to creams and treatments that could truly defy ageing, with the team busy developing drugs that can block the skin-ageing protein.
But until they’re commercially available, we recommend using a preventative high SPF sunscreen with moisturising properties, such as Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear Anti-Ageing Facial Moisturising Sunscreen SPF 30+ or NIVEA Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream SPF 30+.
For already existing wrinkles, a targeted serum is also a great idea. We love the powerful Mirenesse Power Lift Wrinkle Zero Night Renewal Serum as well as Balance Active Formula Wrinkle Free Serum (which contains snake venom for an added collagen boost).
Are you concerned about fine lines and wrinkles? What other beauty-related discoveries would like you like to see made?
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love doggie and his wrinkles
Posted on: December 19, 2014 (Dec 19, 2014 1:03pm)
Omg I would totally buy that cream if they came out with it!
Posted on: December 19, 2014 (Dec 19, 2014 1:33pm)