Today is Bright Pink Lipstick Day!

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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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Member Comments

Posted by: Linda_Vesinger (Australia)

Great cause, I bought a Revlon lippie recently that was released for this day!

Posted on: September 26, 2014 (Sep 26, 2014 11:26am)

Posted by: Pinkswoon (Australia)

awesome pink lippies ladies. Great cause for us women as well.

Posted on: September 26, 2014 (Sep 26, 2014 11:32am)

Spring make-up trends you can actually wear

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Each season, we take it upon ourselves to bring you the latest beauty trends straight from the runways. But sometimes what looks cool and edgy and uber-stylish on the catwalk doesn’t really translate to everyday wear. Just imagine how an intricate graphic liner masterpiece would go down in your next work meeting…

So let’s talk about the hottest shades to sport this spring and how you can make them totally and utterly wearable. You’re welcome.


How you can wear it:

Okay, this one is actually pretty easy to replicate if you’re into a bright, bold lip look. For maximum impact, line the edges of your lips with a hot pink liner. This will define your lips and stop your lip colour from bleeding so you can go about your day without sneakily checking yourself out in the mirror every five minutes.
If a bold lip is a little too daring for you, go for a hot pink nail polish.
Try: BABOR Tropical Spirit Ultra Shine Lip Colour 36 Tropical Pink


How you can wear it:

I’m guessing a lilac lippie is a bit too out there for most, so the best (and most subtle) way to embrace this soft hue is to pop some on your peepers. Added bonus: the shade is flattering on all eye colours, too.
If you’re not a fan of wearing eyeshadow, try using a lilac liner (or lilac shadow and an angled brush) to gently line your bottom lash line.
Try: Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Cornflower


How you can wear it:

Bright blue shadow – especially blended all the way to the brow bone – isn’t a ‘don’t-mind-me-I’m-just-going-about-my-business’ kind of look. It makes a huge statement, and if it’s not one you want to make, but you’re keen to add a splash of blue to your look, just line your eyes with a bold blue pencil. For a subtle take on the trend, gently line your bottom lash line. For something a bit more eye-catching, line your lid from the inner corner of your eye all the way to the outer corner. For a look that means serious business, combine the two.
Try: Maybelline New York Master Kajal Cream Kohl Liner in Lapis Blue


How you can wear it:

Again, this is a runway trend that can be worn everyday without making you feel like you’ve gone overboard – if you’re into a bold lip look, that is. If you prefer make-up that’s less intense, you can always try a more orange-based blush or an orange nail polish instead.
Try: Rimmel London Moisture Renew in Love With Ginger

Which of these colour trends is your favourite? Will you experiment with any of these colours during spring?


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Member Comments

Posted by: bebeautiful34 (Australia)

Love all the looks, but my favourite is the bold pink lippie!

Posted on: September 26, 2014 (Sep 26, 2014 8:45am)

Posted by: Animal Lover (Australia)

I love Amy Adams look, i think its so pretty, i love the bold pink lippy also and i love the lady that is wearing the blue liner and the nude lip, that is gorgeous.

Posted on: September 26, 2014 (Sep 26, 2014 8:58am)

When men get bikini waxes for the first time…

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When it comes to my pre-summer beauty regimen, I’d be lying if I said bikini waxes were on my list of ‘fun’ treatments to tick off. Maybe I’m a wuss, but sometimes I honestly feel like I can’t bear what it takes to be, well, bare down there.  

With this in mind, you can imagine my sheer joy when Buzzfeed recently posted this video of four men being put through the same experience.

OK, I get that most fellas have a little bit more hair down there than us ladies, but the sheer horror these guys experience when they get their first bikini wax is downright hilarious!

Their conclusion? “It’s a giant, big, significant thing that people do”. Well, it’s nice to finally get some credit for our efforts, boys! One thing’s for sure: it aint easy being silky smooth…

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Member Comments

Posted by: MoniqueKerstin (Australia)

Haha watched it then- good on them for doing it!

Posted on: September 25, 2014 (Sep 25, 2014 7:16pm)

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

My husband got his chest waxed just to try it out. He's so tough though, it didn't bother him. He liked the way it looked and felt afterward and it's something he wouldn't mind doing regularly, but neither of us are bothered if it doesn't get done. But as far as THAT whole region goes (yep, I'm talking about "the junk"), I prefer that stays hidden. The man bits aren't exactly pretty. They're actually really weird looking. I definitely don't need to see any more of that area than nature intended.

Posted on: September 25, 2014 (Sep 25, 2014 7:32pm)

Katie Holmes signs on as ambassador for Olay

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Long admired for her youthful looks and ability to nail beauty trends time after time on the red carpet, Katie Holmes has signed on as the first Global Brand Ambassador for skin care brand, Olay.

The actress is set to front Olay’s global brand campaign, Your Best Beautiful, which encourages women around the world to never settle and be their best beautiful in their lives and in their skin.

“I’m very excited to be the Olay Global Brand Ambassador,” says Holmes. “Olay is a brand I respect, trust and believe in. I love the products and message to women to never settle and put their best face forward, every day.”

Recently, the star shot an advertising campaign for the brand sporting sexy, smoky eye make-up, a nude lip, a bouncy blow-dry, not to mention an absolutely glowing complexion.

Do you think Katie Holmes is a good fit for Olay? What are your thoughts on the Your Best Beautiful campaign?




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Member Comments

Posted by: misfortune8 (Australia)

She managed to free herself from Tom Cruise & the 'Church' of Scientology, she must be a strong woman & I wish her well. She'll make a great ambassador.

Posted on: September 25, 2014 (Sep 25, 2014 1:09pm)

Posted by: Pinkswoon (Australia)

She looks great in the photo. I think she will do well being Olay's first global brand ambassador. She is always well presented in her dressing and she is matured enough to be the rep for the brand.

Posted on: September 25, 2014 (Sep 25, 2014 1:23pm)

6 race day mistakes you’re making

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Heading trackside is one of the best parts of spring and autumn. It’s the ultimate day out, packed with fun and glamour by the bucket load.

The thing is, a day with the fillies isn’t without its hurdles. You have to be perfectly groomed from top-to-toe, as unlike when you go out in the evenings, there are no dark corners to hide your hairy legs or greasy hair. Just like the horses, everyone is out on show and when it comes to looking the most polished with the least amount of fuss, it’s all about having the right products by your side.

Check out the race day mistakes you’re making and just how easily you can fix them…

#1: rocking regrowth

Been a while between salon visits? Fear not, there’s no need for any awkward fascinator placement – all you need is a product that will cover up your telltale roots. We love Clairol Nice'n Easy Root Touch Up as it provides permanent coverage in just 10 minutes flat and Ambiance Brunette Tinted Volume Styling Dry Shampoo, as this make-up for your hair has the ability to disguise regrowth and greys (and provide awesome volume) in just 60 seconds.

#2: lifeless locks

Thinking of heading out with straight strands, or a simple flick at the ends? Think twice! Occasions to get really dressed up are few and far between these days; so let the races be your cue to become someone different for a day. My advice? Pick up the ghd curve classic wave wand and create a few Old Hollywood waves that’ll help you to feel about 315 per cent more chic. For the best waves possible, be sure to prep your hair with a product that will ensure your waves stay looking perfect. We love Toni & Guy Classic Wave Memoriser, as it works to help your hair hold its shape all day all day.

#3: moveable make-up

One mistake many people make for a day of fun in the sun is packing on the make-up. If anything, this makes your skin heavier, less able to breathe and is more likely to make you sweat, resulting in a make-up slide of epic proportions. We recommend trying Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, as the creamy formula creates a natural, matte finish that lasts all day. Better still, it blurs pores and imperfections and controls oil and shine, even in high humidity.

#4: a (too) hot hairstyle

The great thing about race day is that classic styles like the chignon are bang on trend. As days spent in the sun are normally made more unbearable when your hair is hanging heavy down your neck and shoulders, classic styles are perfect for keeping your mane under control. Sweep it off your shoulders with the Scunci French Twist Clip, which creates the perfect chignon and finish with a show-stopping accessory, like the Ombrello Jewelled side comb.

#5: dull pins with no pep

A word to the wise, even if you know you waxed your legs 10 days ago, give them a once over with some wax strips. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’ll save any embarrassment due to fine hairs that you may not be able to see too well inside, but that stand out like a sore thumb in the sunlight. We recommend Veet Natural Inspirations Wax Strips as they’re infused with aloe vera, to minimise any redness. Want a golden glow but find you’re really short on time? St. Tropez Self Tan Express and pureTAN's Instant Wash Off Bronzer will give you an enviable glow that lasts all day, in around five minutes flat.

#6: forgetting to prep your smile

You can apply all the ravishing red lipstick in the world, but it won’t be worth a thing if you don’t have a pearly white smile behind it. Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips are super thin and can be worn while you’re getting ready. They work to whiten your smile by holding the whitening gel to your teeth, and used daily for five days, these strips will deliver a dazzling result.


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Member Comments

Posted by: Sam91 (Australia)

I make sure I don't forget to make my legs look as good as possible. A golden glow is a must!

Posted on: September 25, 2014 (Sep 25, 2014 11:43am)

Posted by: Jenniqua (Australia)

Tanned, toned and terrific, will be a winner every time.

Posted on: September 25, 2014 (Sep 25, 2014 11:49am)