How to get naturally radiant skin

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We’ve all come across that woman who has a natural, gorgeously glowing complexion. Her skin can’t help but shimmer in the light and look effortlessly supple without a skerrick of make-up. Oh the envy!

Thankfully, Jurlique has combined nature with science to create a range of skin care that can give your skin a youthful, healthy glow as well as a big dose of vitality. The new Jurlique Nutri-Define range is enriched with Biosome5 technology, which combines five potent age-fighting active extracts and delivers them deep into the layers of the skin.

Taking its cue from nature, Jurlique has combined natural plant ingredients such as horseradish, mulberry root, rosemary, peppermint and glycogen from seashells to improve skin firmness and texture, minimise the appearance of age spots, and rejuvenate and brighten the complexion.

Once applied, skin is immediately moisturised, and then liposomal technology helps the active ingredients penetrate deep into the layers of the skin for long-lasting, deep nourishment.

The Jurlique Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum is a dream for smoothing, toning and brightening skin with ginseng root extract and licorice root extract.

Containing squalane and rapeseed oils that mimic the skins natural lipids, vitamins and amino acids, the Jurlique Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream works to restore balance to the lipid barrier to protect and renew the skin.

Rich with cupuacu seed better and artichoke leaf extract, the Jurlique Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream restores deep moisture over night to strengthen and define skin tone for a younger looking complexion upon waking.

Better yet, the entire range is free from petrochemicals, parabens, silicones, artificial colours and fragrances, so you can say a big healthy hello to skin that  glows!



Do you want your skin to glow with health and vitality? Would you like to try the Jurlique Nutri-Define range?

 

 

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Posted by: ray_jay (Member since 2008, Australia)

I saw this advertised it looks great and natural. Think its meant for older woman although I wouldn't mind trying the night cream...nice if this was on a trial team to read the reviews

Posted on: August 27, 2014 (Aug 27, 2014 11:22am)

Posted by: Growing old (Australia)

Looks lovely. Really like the sound of this line.

Posted on: August 27, 2014 (Aug 27, 2014 11:47am)

You won’t believe the stand-out trend from the Emmys

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This morning saw some of the hottest TV and movie actresses taking to the red carpet for the 2014 Emmy Awards.

And while we saw frocks in all different colours of the rainbow, there was one make-up trend that really stood out across women of all ages.

That trend? The nude lip and detailed eye combo.



It’s a pretty classic move and a smart choice for something as prestigious as the Emmys. Plus, it’s the kind of make-up combo that won’t interfere with any dress shape, colour or hairstyle of choice. And while a nude or natural lip does sit on the more subtle side of the make-up spectrum, it doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be boring. Especially when teamed with a classic eye look.

You could follow Giuliana Rancic’s lead and pair your nude lip with a thick, black wing and lashings of mascara, or you could pull a Debra Messing and Kate Mara and give your look some edge with a sultry smoky eye. Kristen Wiig complemented her glowing and natural look with some beachy waves, while Heidi Klum took to her gold eyeshadow to give her eyes a shimmery and radiant finish. Master’s of Sex’s Lizzy Caplan and Girls’ Allison Williams both made the excellent decision to give their brows supreme definition, which is a really great way to balance your nude lip and ensure that the hue doesn’t wash you out.

Point is: a nude lip can be worn in a multitude of ways – none of which are boring – and the ladies of this year’s Emmys red carpet proved that again and again. To all of you, I say a big bravo for bringing one of the most underrated lip colours into the limelight.

Oh, and props to Claire Danes, Lena Dunham and January Jones who totally bucked the trend and went all out with vibrant red pouts.



Which Emmys make-up looks is your favourite? Would you wear a nude lip or red lip for a big event?

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Posted by: bebeautiful34 (Australia)

I love the nude lip and detailed eye, but can't seem to find the right nude... Also love the bright lippie but don't have the courage!

Posted on: August 26, 2014 (Aug 26, 2014 2:18pm)

Posted by: Trish_D (Australia)

I do like the more classic hairstyles featured too.

Posted on: August 26, 2014 (Aug 26, 2014 2:35pm)

Kaley Cuoco’s unexpected Emmys prep

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In the lead up to red carpet events such as the Emmys, many stars take to Instagram to show off their elaborate beauty preparation. But not Kaley Cuoco. Our favourite Big Bang Theory actress had different priorities, posting a humorous photo of herself chowing down on McDonald’s just hours before the ceremony.

 

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Captioning the snap: “Emmys. Here I come.” the easy-going actress managed to look fabulous while munching on a burger and fries in her stunning strapless Prada gown. But our favourite part of Kaley’s beauty look? Her sleek pixie cut, which we’ve been coveting since she first cut it short back in June. Accompanied by fresh, dewy make-up, it offset her playful gown perfectly.

 

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While the actress’ fast food indulgence wasn’t exactly the most sophisticated (or healthy) of red-carpet preparations, we love Kaley for demonstrating just what these sorts of events are about at the end of the day - fun.

Discover our other favourite Emmys beauty looks here.


What do you think of Kaley’s unconventional Emmy’s prep? What are your best tips for getting ready for big events?

 

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Posted by: MoniqueKerstin (Australia)

She looks stunning!

Posted on: August 26, 2014 (Aug 26, 2014 12:50pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

Good on her, at least she didn't suffer hunger pains during the big night. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

Posted on: August 26, 2014 (Aug 26, 2014 12:52pm)

Skin changes during pregnancy

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Pregnancy definitely has some benefits. Fuller hair, stronger nails, a glowing complexion – not to mention the fact you get to take an adorable little baby home at the end of nine months!

But during your pregnancy you may also experience some skin changes that are less than thrilling. Thankfully, the majority of these changes won’t be permanent if you simply take the time to love and care for your body while pregnant.

 

Stretch marks

Pregnancy causes the stomach, breasts and various other areas of the body to expand at a fast rate (which isn’t surprising seeing as it’s catering for another human life), making stretch marks quite common for mums-to-be. “When the body expands faster than the covering skin, the skin tears, forming a scar as it heals and these scars are visible on the surface of the skin as stretch marks,”1 explains Bio-Oil®. While the development of stretch marks also depends on skin type, age, diet and hydration levels,1 Bio-Oil® can be used as a preventative for all. When pregnant you can start to use Bio-Oil® straight away on the areas prone to stretching. It’s a great excuse to convince your partner for a massage, as it’s most effective when applied using circular motions, morning and night.

 

Uneven skin tone

Pregnancy glow for some, uneven skin tone for others. All pregnancy experiences are different and for those mums-to-be who have never even heard of pigmentation, let alone experienced it before, the appearance of patches of dark skin can be quite confronting. But we promise it’s not something to freak out about.

Uneven skin tone occurs when there is an inconsistent production of melanin by the body. This can be triggered by external causes, such as excessive exposure to the sun or the use of poor quality skin lightening products; or internal causes, such as hormonal fluctuations related to pregnancy, menopause or the use of oral contraceptives. Bio‑Oil® helps improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. 1

It contains ingredients such as calendula and lavender, which help to restore the skin while boosting circulation and nutrients to discoloured areas. Plus it’s a great moisturiser. You may even find yourself using it well after your baby arrives!

 

Dry skin

To ensure you look and feel fabulous once your beautiful baby has arrived it’s important to look after your skin throughout your pregnancy and address any pregnancy-related skin concerns.

Surging hormones can cause skin to become dry2, which can sometimes lead to itchy and irritated skin. Thankfully, you needn’t worry about your dry skin. Simply apply Bio-Oil® and sit back as your skin is soothed and hydrated. The oil formula will help to restore moisture, strengthen the skin’s barrier and, because it contains chamomile, it can help to soothe those annoying itches. It really is a pregnancy skin lifesaver!

 

Are you a mum-to-be?

A few of the members of the bh team have recently become mothers (hooray!). And one of the things they rave about is the support and knowledge they receive from fellow mums in their Mother’s Group.

We wanted to create a similar support group on beautyheaven for any mums-to-be, so have partnered with Bio Oil® to create a ‘Bio Oil® mums-to-be group’.

If you're a soon-to-be mum who would love a safe and knowledgable place to ask questions, or simply learn a little more about preparing for motherhood, skincare concerns, body fears and how to best look after yourself on your exciting journey, then you can join the group simply by participating in this forum thread.

Did we mention there are lots of PRIZES up for grabs too? What better way to relax before bub comes than with a prize pack containing a bottle of Bio-Oil®, a cosy towelling bath robe and a beautifully-scented Cocoa and Kaffir Lime Glasshouse Candle?

Hop to it mums!

 

References:

1. https://www.bio-oil.com/en/application/stretch-marks

2. http://www.livestrong.com/article/511437-dry-skin-during-the-1st-trimester-of-pregnancy

 


Did you experience any skin changes during pregnancy? Have you ever used Bio-Oil?

 

 

 

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Posted by: Platinum Ms (Australia)

Skin, hair and nails changed over the course of my pregnancy, with a glow and shiny hair and then the breast feeding everything was sucked out of me! I had to make sure my vitamin intake was up to speed with healthy food choices to keep everything on an even keel (lots of water).

Posted on: August 26, 2014 (Aug 26, 2014 10:42am)

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

After hearing that stretch marks determined more by genetics than whether you moisturise or not, I was pretty slack with moisturising during my first pregnancy. I got a few stretch marks. With pregnancies 2, 3 & 4, I moisturised religiously and didn't get any additional stretch marks. Now I'll always wonder if I could have prevented those stretch marks by moisturising. Bio-Oil is good, you can buy it anywhere and it smells fantastic. Definitely worthwhile to smear a bit on - just in case. :)

Posted on: August 26, 2014 (Aug 26, 2014 10:45am)

The VMA red carpet looks you need to see

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It wouldn’t be the Video Music Awards without the most talked about red carpet. And this year, celebrities certainly stepped up to the plate. Or rather, put their bodies on the line.

Apparently 2014 isn’t about what you're wearing, but more what you’re not wearing.

 

Trend #1 Dangerous décolletage

Kim getting the girls out is nothing new, but we were surprised to see this new side of Demi.

 

 

Trend #2 How short can you go

When you have legs for days, why not show them off? Thankfully Victoria, Taylor and Nicki didn’t drop anything on their trip up the red carpet as bending over would’ve stopped this being daytime-TV appropriate. 

 

 

Trend #3 The Angelina leg

Who doesn’t want to be like Angelina? Since the star and her now iconic right leg stepped out in a stunning high split black gown at the 2012 Oscars, Kylie, Rita and J.Lo have been biding their time until they could do the same.

 

 

The most outrageous

This definitely goes to Amber Rose for her effort to encompass all three trends: boobs, legs and wearing very little.

 

 

The most outrageously funny

We couldn’t write a blog about the VMA’s without mentioning the fact that Katy Perry and rapper Riff Raff re-enacted the Britney and Justin matching denim fiasco of 2001. Hilarious and clever.

 

*See all the full looks in the gallery below.


What was your favourite red carpet look from this years VMAs? Are you a fan of the body baring looks or do you think celebs should cover up more?

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Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

I didn't even recognise Demi! She looks so grown up! There are a lot of misses here though. Katy and her date look so outrageously funny, but that's the couple I would want to be seated next to. Good for them - having a bit of fun with it. :)

Posted on: August 25, 2014 (Aug 25, 2014 4:39pm)

Posted by: May318 (Australia)

Demi looks gorgeous! Kim K looks trashy and desperate as usual

Posted on: August 25, 2014 (Aug 25, 2014 4:54pm)