29 Sep 2014 17:56 PM | Posted by bh's Samantha McMeekin
Today, we bow our heads and take a moment to farewell one of the greatest bachelors of all time.
Goodbye single George, you’ll be missed.
Yet, despite our devastation as we cross Mr Clooney off our list of ‘potential celebrity husbands’, we can’t help but to mentally shake his hand as we admire his new wife’s flawless pins.
Amal Alamuddin, please tell us your secrets!
The 36-year-old human rights lawyer showed off some seriously sexy, toned and tanned legs while wearing a short, cream-coloured and long-sleeved Giambattista Valli dress in Venice yesterday.
Ladies, If you’re in need of some motivation to pull out the razor and fake tan, this is it.
Are you as in awe of Amal’s legs as we are? What are your top tips for sexy legs?
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I wouldn't lie to be a hater but I never found Clooney handsome.... as far as hs wife's legs are concerned, yes they are very nice! :)
Posted on: September 29, 2014 (Sep 29, 2014 6:05pm)
Yeah.. I was never a Clooney fan. He's not terrible but I'm more of a Brad Pitt in a current sense kind of girl
Posted on: September 29, 2014 (Sep 29, 2014 6:09pm)
29 Sep 2014 12:22 PM | Posted by bh's Rosemary Bracey
Never one to shy away from weird and wacky beauty trends, Katy Perry has taken her look to a whole new level by imitating the lovable Muppet, Animal.
The megastar posted a photo of herself and Animal on Instagram with the comment, “Got dat hot wheels hurrr/play doe pink do by @majormoonn”.
In the image, Katy declared Animal was her “hairspiration”, and added, “I am an animal!” Colourist Daniel Moon from the Andy Lecompte Salon in Los Angeles created her red-hot hue.
What do you think of Katy Perry’s Muppet-inspired do? Do you love it or loathe it?
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I don't mind her muppet inspired hair but I prefer some of her other colours better, like the green.
Posted on: September 29, 2014 (Sep 29, 2014 12:34pm)
Ha, it's cute. Not bad at all.
Posted on: September 29, 2014 (Sep 29, 2014 12:47pm)
22 Sep 2014 10:18 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
In this gig, I’m often under the impression that I know it all – especially when it comes to hair products.
I wouldn’t say I’m a snob as such, but if a girlfriend starts raving about a new must-have hair product, nine times out of then I find myself bragging that I’ve been using it for the past two months. Not much gets past me – no sir.
So when I was looking at reviews last week, I was shocked to come across a few member reviews that seriously convinced me to try these products, ASAP. It was like a role reversal – normally that’s my gift to the beautyheaven members, not the other way around! Check them out and see if you’re swayed as much as I was…
“I had the honour to trial this amazing product thanks to BH. FIRST OFF, THE SHAPE AND SIZE OF THIS MAKES IT VERY EASY AND QUICK TO USE! I have used it both on wet and dry hair and it distributes hair styling products with great ease. It smooths flyaways and does not tug or break my hair at all. The bristles are quite flexible so they adapt well to any hair thickness or type and somehow, when I use this, it manages to give me so much more shine than I had before! YOU MUST GIVE THIS A GO, BEAUTIES! :)” - chocolatelover
Wonderful to finally find a product created especially for my hair! Having naturally very curly hair, I never blow dry it (or I end up resembling a frizz ball!), nor do I straighten it as my curls are part of my zany nature and I embrace them, but their unruliness and frizz tendencies do test my patience. I used Kérastase Discipline Fluidissime purely as a finishing spray and found it equally effective on wet or dry hair. After towel-drying my washed hair, I apply 4-6 sprays and simply run my fingers through my hair and allow it to dry naturally . All done. When dried, my hair has NO frizz – only soft curls with a healthy shine. This product doesn't make me look or feel like I have used 'product' as it's not wet or greasy. It doesn't add weight to my hair, nor look stiff and unnatural. I have used it, then dried my hair with a diffuser attachment on my hairdryer and pleased to report my hair dried without becoming fizzy, so it's good to know I can blow-dry my hair if in a hurry. I have also been using it in between washes on dry hair, giving a few sprays on the ends that tend to frizz, and it controls them beautifully, again without looking unnatural. It has a lovely light fragrance and my hair feels in far better condition for using it - it is certainly not drying or damaging to the ends of my hair. Love this lightweight spray that keeps my curls looking natural and in tip top condition!” – Kassalee
“Since I only need to use this once a week, this 200mL pot is going to last me ages – and I have long hair, too! It's deliciously thick and easily smooths into my hair after shampooing. I leave it in for a few minutes and the result is really shiny and healthy-feeling hair. It helps to detangle my hair too, so I can use my wide-tooth detangling comb in the shower while this is treating my hair. I love the way my hair looks and feels! I was professionally recommended to use this after having my hair coloured as it will help to look after my new colours.” – softness
Which product would you most like to try?
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I would love to try the wella mask. My hair is in need of a nourishing hit (as well as a cut atm!) but this sounds Devine!
Posted on: September 22, 2014 (Sep 22, 2014 11:07am)
I meant to mention... Great reviews beauties!!! Pretty special feedback for your reviews!! :)
Posted on: September 22, 2014 (Sep 22, 2014 11:08am)
26 Sep 2014 12:58 PM | Posted by bh's Rosemary Bracey
When it comes to reducing the signs of ageing on your skin, it can be hard to know where to start. With so many different formulations and anti-ageing innovations out there, choosing the right product to turn back the clock on your skin is no easy feat.
What is retinol?
Retinol is one of the classic skin care ingredients that has famously been working for years to improve the signs of ageing. A form of vitamin A, retinol comes in various strengths. It works by increasing cell production in the top layer of the skin, encouraging collagen production and reducing pigmentation, resulting in smoother, plumper, and younger looking skin.
Retinol myth #1
Because it’s so efficacious, retinol is assumed to be harsh on skin. The new Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Skin Resurfacer contains three different types of retinol to deliver a more gentle, effective and faster working formula. The triple-retinol formula contains Retinol Rapid Action to deliver quick results and Retinol Micro-Spheres to slowly release pure retinol into the skin. What sets this retinol formulation apart from the rest is that is contains a retinol-like peptide to deliver the same anti-ageing benefits of traditional retinol, but without irritation, while also comforting and calming the skin.
This combination of three types of retinol means that the rate of cell turnover product is quicker, resulting in smoother wrinkles, faded sunspots, and building more collagen, faster.
While many other retinol products usually come with quite a hefty price tag, Retinol Reface is an inexpensive formulation at $34.99 for a 30mL tube, making it affordable yet effective choice for improving the visible signs of ageing.
Retinol myth #2
Over the years, one retinol myth that keeps resurfacing is that it can’t be used during the daytime as it can increase the risk of sunburn. Research has revealed that, in fact, the redness that occurs when exposing skin to the sun while wearing retinol is actually likely caused by heat exposure. Having said this, it is important to protect your skin from sun exposure every day, so be sure to use a daily moisturiser containing SPF such as Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defence SPF 50+ or QV Face Moisturising Day Cream with SPF 30+.
Retinol myth #3
Another myth about retinol suggests that it should not be used around the eyes, as the skin is too sensitive. However, studies have revealed that those who apply retinol around the eyes see the best anti-ageing results. When applying retinol to this area, only apply it to within one centimetre of the actual eye because the product will run towards the eye anyway. If the product does make it’s way into the eye, it may sting, but studies reveal that it won’t do any harm.
Are you beginning to see the visible signs of ageing in your skin? Do you use products containing retinol?
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Good to know! I have always been unsure of whether or not to use retinol around my eyes but now I will.
Posted on: September 28, 2014 (Sep 28, 2014 12:05pm)
I've had to shelve my retinol products for the duration of my pregnancy, but I am really missing my Dr. LeWinn's Day Cream. Good to know the sun exposure one is a myth. Even though I do my best to cover up in the sun, it still concerned me - being ghostly white as I am.
Posted on: September 28, 2014 (Sep 28, 2014 12:07pm)
26 Sep 2014 09:54 AM | Posted by bh's Beth England
Lippie lovers rejoice: it’s Bright Pink Lipstick Day! One of our favourite charity campaigns (it is beauty-related after all), BPLD is the brainchild of Pink Hope, Australia’s only hereditary health charity helping to support families with breast and ovarian cancer.
According to Pink Hope founder Krystal Barter, more than 240,000 women and men are currently at risk of hereditary illness, or carry a genetic fault that can lead to breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers.
“The issue for many carriers of a hereditary gene is that they’re not aware of their family history and often, many find out about their condition when it’s too late,” she says.
Well, we can’t think of a better way to start a conversation about hereditary health than to encourage everyone to make their pout count by wearing bright pink lipstick.
This year, Australian supermodel Jessica Hart has gotten behind the campaign, creating an exclusive lipstick for BPLD through her newly launched brand LUMA by Jess Hart cosmetics. The lipstick is being sold exclusively through Priceline for RRP $19.95, with all proceeds going to Pink Hope.
With Jess campaigning alongside her stunning sister Ash Hart as well as fellow celebrities Jesinta Campbell, Lisa Wilkinson and Nicole Trunfio, we’ve never seen pink lippie look so good – except on our members of course! Check out these gorgeous snaps of bh beauties (plus some of the bh team) puckering up for this great cause…
So what are you waiting for? Kiss and tell by slapping on some pretty pink lippie and uploading a selfie to Facebook and/or Instagram today with the hashtags #brightpinklipstickday and #pinkhopeaus. You can also make a donation via the website to help Pink Hope expand and continue its prevention, education and support programs.
Are you making your pout count today? What’s your all-time favourite pink lipstick?
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Great cause, I bought a Revlon lippie recently that was released for this day!
Posted on: September 26, 2014 (Sep 26, 2014 11:26am)
awesome pink lippies ladies. Great cause for us women as well.
Posted on: September 26, 2014 (Sep 26, 2014 11:32am)