WIN products trialled in May and June!

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Do you like to get other people’s opinions on something before you make a purchase? Like taking a girlfriend jean shopping, it pays to have someone to tell you their honest opinion, don’t you think?

It’s the same with beauty products, which is why so many people are so interested in what our Trial Team are testing and their thoughts on the products. So, if like so many others, you hang on the opinions of the trusty Trial Team, you may be keen to win the same products they tried out for yourself. Here’s a rundown of the awesome stash we’ve got up for grabs.

Mitchum Clinical Deodorant Powder Fresh for Her and Unscented for Him
Schwarzkopf Essence ULTIME Diamond Colour Shampoo and Conditioner
Dr. LeWinn’s Day Cream
Revitanail Instant Dry Drops
Kerastase Elixir Ultime
Natures Organics Organic Care Vanilla Ylang Ylang Moisturising Body Wash
Natures Organics Organic Care Lemongrass Ginger Antibacterial Hand Wash
Fudge Care OOMF Big Bold Shampoo and Conditioner

To be in the running to win the products trialled in May and June, simply fill out the survey below.

Competition closes AEDT midnight July 13 2014
(Can't see the form? Click here...)


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Member Comments

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

Great products here, each with its own benefits backed up by excellent reviews too.

Posted on: July 07, 2014 (Jul 7, 2014 11:10am)

Posted by: MoniqueKerstin (Australia)

How exciting! I would love to try out the mitchum clinical deodorant!! Good luck everyone :)

Posted on: July 07, 2014 (Jul 7, 2014 11:12am)

Nail strengtheners to treat weak and brittle nails

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Take a look at your nails. How do you they look? How do they feel? If you pressed down on the tip of your nails with your thumb do they bend forward or do they stand strong?

Did your nail just split doing that test? My deepest apologies. But also, maybe it’s highlighted that your nails are weak and brittle and that’s gotta change. Like now.

Here are three nail strengtheners that’ll help restore your nails to their former glory:

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“After two weeks I started to see and feel a difference in my nails, no more peeling or splitting and they were much stronger. I continued to follow the program for four weeks and then switched to the hand and nail cream to maintain the results.
I use this product three to four times a year for four weeks and find that this, in conjunction with the hand and nail cream, keeps my nails in excellent condition.” – Miss Danger.

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“After using this product for a few months I have noticed a huge difference in my nails. They are super strong and appear thicker than they have ever been. They no longer bend and snap at the slightest bump and are the longest they have been my whole life.” – tbbt_228626.

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“I started having problems keeping my nails a good length, and within a couple of weeks I started noticing that hey, my nails weren't breaking as soon as they got to a reasonable length.” – Kiwi@heart.

*Star rating is correct as of July 4 2014.

Do you suffer from weak and brittle nails? What’s your favourite nail strengthener?





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Member Comments

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I have trouble with my nails breaking so I would benefit from using any one of these nail products.

Posted on: July 06, 2014 (Jul 6, 2014 12:04pm)

Posted by: Sam91 (Australia)

Love the Essence Studio Nails Ultra Long Nail Hardener. I've lost count how many times I've repurchased it.

Posted on: July 06, 2014 (Jul 6, 2014 12:57pm)

How-to: deal with blackheads

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Have you ever thought that your pores simply exist to become blocked with oil and dirt? We SO agree! Well, believe it or not, they actually play an important role in the health of your skin.

Pores produce natural oils to keep your skin moisturised, but the over-production of oil and sebum, make-up, pollution and dirt can cause pores to become blocked and develop a black appearance.

It seems that no matter how well we cleanse our skin, most of the time those pesky little blocked pores just don’t budge, so try these tricks for extracting blackheads for good - no squeezing required!

#1: Clean deeply with a blackhead-targeting cleanser

Get your mitts on a cleanser that contains salicylic acid to penetrate deep into the pores and break down pore-blocking dirt and oil. When cleansing, be sure to concentrate on the areas where your blackheads are most visible, which is usually the t-zone – the nose, chin and forehead.

bh product picks: Garnier Pure Deep Pore Wash, Avon Clearskin Blackhead Eliminating Daily Cleanser

#2: Up your exfoliation

Twice a week, follow your cleanser with a gentle exfoliating scrub. Concentrating on your t-zone, massage the scrub over your skin in circular motions to gently lift away pore-blocking dead skin cells, oil and dirt. Also, choose an oil-free exfoliator to help balance out your skin’s natural production of oil.

bh product picks: St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub, Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Facial Scrub

#3: Add pore strips to your weekly routine

Yes, they may make you look silly for 15 minutes, but pore strips are ridiculously easy to use and can make a huge difference to the appearance of your blackheads. Once a week, cleanse and exfoliate your face, make sure your nose is wet, then peel the plastic strip off the pore strip and apply it to your nose. Fifteen minutes later, gently peel that baby off, along with a whole lot of gunk from your pores!

bh product picks: Bioré Combo Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, Formula 10.0.6 Down to the Pore Blackhead Banishing Pore Strips

#4: Treat yourself to a blackhead-blasting facial

Ever dreamed of a treatment that would suck the grime out of your pores? Well, guess what – it does exist! The HydraFacial uses a vacuum-based skin abrasion tip and various serums to remove dead skin cells and literally suck your pores clean of blockages to reveal refreshed, blackhead-free skin. Along with a tonne of other benefits for your skin, with a series of treatments the HydraFacial can shrink the appearance your pores over time.

Do you have visible blackheads on your skin? How do you treat your blackheads?





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Member Comments

Posted by: Tee631 (Australia)

Thank god this article is finally up! I posted this on the thread, but there doesn't seem to be any absolute solutions. Thank you bh, I'll keep those tips in mind

Posted on: July 05, 2014 (Jul 5, 2014 12:38pm)

Posted by: Skitzkitty (Australia)

My skin has improved dramatically after using a Clarisonic and Retin-A cream. Those grainy scrubs do more harm than good, so I wouldn't recommend those.

Posted on: July 05, 2014 (Jul 5, 2014 1:01pm)

Discover the first ‘real beauty’ campaign for men

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At beautyheaven, we’re all for any beauty campaign that celebrates ‘real women’, but what about ‘real men’?

Addressing the fact that it’s not only girls who are held to unrealistic beauty standards, British Newspaper The Sun has put the emphasis back on the guys, getting male readers to submit photos of themselves posing just like their model counterparts.

The four fellas donned designer underwear for the shots, showing blokes everywhere that they don’t have to have bulging biceps or chiselled abs (like David, above) to feel attractive.

Time will tell whether this one will catch on as a marketing technique, but we think the boys look great regardless!

Check out the shots here.


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Member Comments

Posted by: bmill229 (Australia)

It's very nice to hear about it.

Posted on: July 04, 2014 (Jul 4, 2014 5:18pm)

Posted by: Kassalee (Australia)

Saw these shots yesterday and love it! Hope they get paid as much as Beckham but I don't think so!

Posted on: July 04, 2014 (Jul 4, 2014 5:19pm)

Hair trend alert: 1970s-style waves

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If we had to pick the top hair trend for 2015, it would have to be soft, 1970s-style waves. Seen on the runway at Michael Kors, Anna Sui and Alice + Olivia, it was an instant hit with hair stylists, becoming one of the hottest looks to be unveiled at last month’s Hair Expo.

Aveda’s Global Creative Director, Antoinette Beenders, replicated the slightly dishevelled and oh-so romantic style at the Stella McCartney Resort 2015 presentation. Now, she says, it’s catching on with the masses.

“What we’re seeing on the streets right now is a softer, almost DIY style that looks as if the girls cut their fringes themselves, so it isn’t polished perfection,” she says.

“Hair isn’t stagnant; it moves, it lives with us, it goes through things. This softer style makes each cut completely original and unique to the wearer.”

And the best part?  According to Antoinette, “the softness, shine, and ‘classic’ foundation” of the style makes it wearable for all women!

To get this “do it-yourself hair” look, Antoinette recommends playing with your hair’s texture, mixing wavy styles with straight ends. For a shiny, frizz-free and model-worthy finish, use a barrier against humidity such as Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight Styling Crème, which helps fend off fly-aways in the most humid environments.


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Member Comments

Posted by: Tee631 (Australia)

I would so wear this, very easy and not to much of a hassle

Posted on: July 04, 2014 (Jul 4, 2014 4:03pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

The 70's style waves is generally how my hair sits of its own accord anyway its just the way it goes. Although my hair does look a little different when I get out of bed first thing in the morning.

Posted on: July 04, 2014 (Jul 4, 2014 4:14pm)