Carrie Bickmore announced as new face of Garnier

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Carrie Bickmore has been unveiled as the new brand ambassador for Garnier, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her.

Proving she’s a master of multitasking, the 33-year-old television personality said she was “absolutely honoured” to take on the role – even if it means juggling the commitment with her already packed schedule.

The star strongly identifies with the brand’s feel-good message of ‘take care’ – “especially with my current busy lifestyle as a mum, my work on The Project and now with the recent announcement of my new little personal project!”.

In addition to being the overall face of the beauty brand, Carrie will be specifically aligned with the best-selling BB Cream, Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water and the Nutrisse Pearly Blondes range.

We couldn’t be more stoked for the bubbly television personality. In fact, not since Lupita Nyong’o wowed us with her flawless foundation ad for Lancôme have we been this excited by a celeb endorsement!

Do you love Carrie Bickmore as much as we do?



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Member Comments

Posted by: MissM19 (Australia)

Congratulations Carrie! Good for her

Posted on: December 02, 2014 (Dec 2, 2014 11:41am)

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

Good for her! I think she's fantastic.

Posted on: December 02, 2014 (Dec 2, 2014 11:43am)

One week to summer: final summer beauty prep steps

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All right, it’s not a drill anymore – summer is practically here. Luckily for you, we’ve been counting it down for weeks so all that’s left now is a few last minute tips. In summer it’s all about having some go-to long-lasting, natural and heatproof tricks in your beauty arsenal. Here are some final beauty prep steps to see you through even the stickiest of days.


#1 Learn how to braid

Let’s be honest, who can be bothered washing and styling their hair after every single trip to the beach? Learning to braid means you’ll have a few different hairstyles up your sleeve for when you don’t have the time (or the will) to shower between the beach and bar. Braids thrive in not-so-clean hair and are great for keeping your hair off the back of your neck on those incredibly hot days. Think milkmaid, fishtail, pigtails – the opportunities are endless once you’ve got the skills.


#2 Bikini wax

You may have gotten your underarms and legs under control since flowy dresses came back on the wardrobe rotation, but is your downstairs area prepped for bikini wear? If not, don’t worry – there’s still time! Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax is an easy way to achieve smooth results on your bikini line at home.  It contains 100 per cent naturally sourced ingredients including Argan Oil extract* and the spatula features a temperature indicator to ensure you don’t burn yourself.  If you’re not confident around hot wax, there’s also the Natural Inspirations Wax Strips with Aloe Vera*. Both methods will leave you hair-free and silky smooth for up to four weeks!


*contains 0.1% w/w natural extract


#3 Lash and brow tint

Nobody wants to be the girl at the beach with too much make-up on, but if the thought of going completely bare-faced brings tears to your eyes, you should definitely try tinting.  Darkening your eyebrows and eyelashes means you won’t have to fill in your brows OR wear mascara. Your brows will look instantly fuller and your eyelashes longer and thicker. Swipe on a tinted moisturiser with SPF and you’re good to go!



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Member Comments

Posted by: freaky (Member since 2007, Australia)

Im yet to master all three of these! I like to wear my hair in a wet braid when I sleep to wake with summery wavy hair

Posted on: December 02, 2014 (Dec 2, 2014 9:10am)

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

I like the sound of lash and brow tinting.

Posted on: December 02, 2014 (Dec 2, 2014 10:06am)

How-to: style your beard at home

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You know how girls experiment with changing up their hairstyle? Well, guys use their facial hair in the same way – as a means to express themselves and their personal style.

To make sure your guy’s beard looks just the way he wants it to, it’s all about having the right tools at the ready. For this tutorial, we used the VS for Men Lithium-Pro Face and Body Trimmer to show you exactly what it takes to style a beard at home.

Watch on to find out how easy it is…

What tips do you have for styling a beard at home?




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Member Comments

Posted by: Linda_Vesinger (Australia)

Is this missing some of the tutorial?

Posted on: December 01, 2014 (Dec 1, 2014 4:11pm)

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

It's lucky my husband doesn't get much of an opportunity to grow a beard. They do require a fair bit of maintenance.

Posted on: December 01, 2014 (Dec 1, 2014 4:23pm)

WIN 1 of 5 VS Sassoon Curl Secrets valued at $172.95

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How many photos does it take to achieve the perfect selfie? Are more men now borrowing beauty products from women? And how much do you really know about what goes on ‘down there?’

These are just some of the pressing matters we’d like to get to the bottom of in our latest beauty survey – and we’re calling on you to help us out.


In return for your time we're giving you the chance to WIN 1 of 5 VS Sassoon Curl Secrets (valued at $172.95). This tool is a seriously awesome piece of kit that’ll transform your locks in no time. Plus, every beautyheaven member who completes the survey will get 100 bonus points. (Not a member yet? You can change that right here.) 

See what the beautyheaven Trial Team had to say about the VS Sasoon Curl Secret here

The Curl Secret gets a fabulous 4-star rating: read product reviews of it here


So, to let us in on some of your beauty secrets and share your thoughts, complete the survey now.

All responses will be treated confidentially and will help us shape future articles and competitions on beautyheaven.

Good luck - and thanks for taking part!


Survey opens: 9am Monday 17 November

Survey closes: 9am Thursday 4 December


Competition Terms and Conditions

- NSW Permit: LTPM/14/01114

- ACT Permit: 14/03562 


Member Comments

Posted by: ray_jay (Member since 2008, Australia)

I really enjoy these surveys, thanks for sharing

Posted on: November 17, 2014 (Nov 17, 2014 10:05am)

Posted by: ray_jay (Member since 2008, Australia)

Wow a hindred points too

Posted on: November 17, 2014 (Nov 17, 2014 10:06am)

Spotted: Beyoncé’s beauty picks in her 7/11 film clip

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If there’s any celebrity beauty routine I would want to know, it’d have to be Beyoncé Knowles’. Her hair is always shiny, her skin flawless, her bod toned, her nails perfectly painted…well, you get the picture. She does wake up flawless after all.

The thing with celebrity beauty, though, is that sometimes the products my idols genuinely love (which I’d immediately race to Priceline/DJs/the ends of the earth to get my hands on) can be confused with the ones they’re paid to endorse.

But now, thanks to Queen Bey’s hot new music video for her song ‘7/11’, which was filmed on a hotel balcony, in the bathroom and down in the lobby, we’ve gotten an unprecedented glimpse into her real-life beauty cabinet.

Photo credit: Youtube

Without further ado, here are four products we spotted:

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara


With its unmistakeable pink and green packaging, this wonder mascara was impossible not to spot on Queen Bey’s vanity. It also comes in at number 10 on bh’s Liv’s list of 10 of the best: hero products.

L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray


Yep, this is Queen Bey’s secret weapon for taming those curls! Of course, this long-lasting hairspray already has serious cult status.

NARS blush, $39, 1800 007 844


Another cult beauty product, NARS’ blush is renowned for being universally flattering. Sadly though, it’s impossible to tell Queen Bey’s shade of choice from the video (my best guess is ‘Orgasm’).

Lubriderm Daily Moisture


The chemist-stocked product (yep, even Queen Bey knows the value of a drugstore beauty gem) is currently only available in the US, but thankfully there are many similarly non-greasy, everyday moisturisers on offer here in Australia: Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion, Dermaveen Moisturising Lotion and QV Skin Lotion are all great options.

Do you use any of these Beyoncé-approved beauty buys? Which other celebrities do you look to for beauty inspo?



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Member Comments

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

Wow I'm surprised that celebs use such inexpensive products. If I could afford it, I'd live it up a little by using top end beauty products from the big beauty houses.

Posted on: December 01, 2014 (Dec 1, 2014 2:24pm)

Posted by: Rose_P (Australia)

Oh wow, I really love her hair. I use Nars Orgasm. It really is lovely, and certainly would suit just about anyone. I've never understood the hype about the Maybelline mascara though. It irritates my eyes quite terribly.

Posted on: December 01, 2014 (Dec 1, 2014 2:34pm)