Kate Waterhouse’s top race day beauty tips

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Kate Waterhouse, Sally Hansen Spring Racing Fashion Authority, is pretty much racing royalty. Her mum, Gai Waterhouse, is a thoroughbred trainer and her grandfather is racing legend Tommy Smith. So it’s safe to say Kate’s watched more horse races and dressed up for more Spring Carnivals than any of us combined.

That’s why it made complete and utter sense to ask the stunner for her race day beauty tips and advice. Here’s what she said…

beautyheaven: What are your three essential beauty tips for race day?

Kate Waterhouse: Attention to detail is key, so make sure you have a beautiful manicure. Don’t overload on your fake tan, and keep your look youthful and fresh with dewy skin and glossed lips.

bh: How do you go about coordinating your nails with your outfit? Should they contrast or be matchy-matchy?

KW: To make an impact, opt for a bold nail colour and match it back with your outfit. But when in doubt, opt for a nude as you can never go wrong!
bh recommends: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Spring Racing in Sheer Ecstasy.
sally hansen sheer ecstacy

bh: What are the biggest colour trends for this year’s races?

KW: White on white is going to be a big trend for Derby Day and I’m sure we are going to see plenty of pastels in this Spring Carnival!

bh: How can you incorporate these colour trends if you don’t want to purchase a new outfit?

KW: You can always wear that classic LBD that’s already in your wardrobe and incorporate colours through accessories and nail polish.
bh recommends: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Spring Racing in Pink a Card or Barracuda and Equip Wide Plait Seed Bead Collar
race day accesories

bh: It’s always a long day at the races – what are your style tips for looking good and staying comfortable the whole time?

KW: Make sure your shoes are comfortable. There is nothing worse than sore feet and taking your shoes off is not an option!
bh recommends: Footcare High Heel Comfort

footcare high heel comfort

Equip Wide Plait Seed Bead Collar, $19.99, equip.com.au

Will you be attending any racing events this year? What are your race day beauty tips?


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Member Comments

Posted by: dream-angels (Australia)

the high heel comfort is something I need whenever wearing heels

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 4:13pm)

Posted by: Misy Rose (Australia)

I always keep blister pads with me when I wear high heels just in case, especially if I know it'll be a long day.

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 4:25pm)

3 steps to FREE beauty products

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Yes, beauties, it’s almost that time of the year! In just 49 days, our much-loved beautorium will be swinging open its doors just for you!

But, of course, we’ll be giving you a sneak peek at the goodies on offer, so watch this space for the announcement of beautorium window shopping.

For those of you who are new to the site, beautorium provides a chance for you to swap your beautyheaven points for FREE beauty products.

So if you want to get in on all the action, read on to find out how!

STEP #1: Become a beautyheaven member (if you’re not already). You can do so here.

STEP #2: Start earning points. Some of the ways you can earn points are by:

- Submitting helpful reviews for beauty products you’ve used or are currently using
- Commenting on articles and telling us what you think
- Heading to the forums and chatting with other beautyheaven members

STEP #3: Once you’ve earned 351 points and become a Beauty Fanatic (member status), you’ll be eligible to participate in beautorium! This is beautyheaven’s online shop front where members can swap points they’ve earned for FREE beauty products! All you have to do is pay $4.95 for postage! The next one starts on December 8 2014, so don’t delay amping up the bh action (we suggest reviewing all the beauty products in your makeup bag and bathroom now!).

Find out more about how beautorium works and how to get involved here.

Access to more amazing, FREE beauty products doesn’t stop there!

When you become a member, there are a few other ways you can get your hands on a vast range of free beauty products. Here are some of them:

- Join the beautyheaven Trial Team (find out more on that here)
- Enter member-only comps (see the weekly comps you can enter here)
- Beauty brands offer beautyheaven members exclusive samples to be picked up in store (you’ll be sent an email to let you know you can go and collect your goodies)
- From time to time, you’ll get surprise packs in the mail with samples to test and review on beautyheaven
- We also conduct member surveys, which you can complete to go into the draw – or even instantly win – something special

Become a beautyheaven member and start earning points to swap for free beauty products in the next beautorium. CLICK HERE AND JOIN NOW!

Note: beautyheaven takes points racking seriously and monitors this. Should you be found being deceitful, you will not be entitled to use those points or receive other member entitlements.




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Member Comments

Posted by: Kiwi@heart (Australia)

Yay this has got me so excited

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 2:24pm)

Posted by: Joole (Australia)

Awww too bad this happens while I'm overseas so I won't be able to take part this time
Have heaps of fun, everyone!

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 2:24pm)

Christian Louboutin launches ‘Loubi Under’ nail polish

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Have you always dreamed of strutting your stuff in a pair of red-soled Louboutins but never been able to justify the price tag? Well, the label is now offering an alternative way for fashion-conscious ladies to rock the iconic underside – on their nails.

Named “Loubi Under”, the racy red nail colour comes in a calligraphy-inspired bottle with a brush tool made specifically for painting the underside of your nails. It can also be used to create intricate nail art on top. 



While the ‘Louboutin manicure’ isn’t a new trend – celebs including beauty-obsessed Rihanna have been parading it for a while now – the purpose-built brush tool means the style will now be easier to achieve (not to mention feel just that bit more fancy).

Sadly there’s been no word yet on when the ‘Loubi Under’ will be available in Australia, but in the meantime I see no reason why you can’t practice getting the look with a similar red hue. I recommend Rokk96 nail polish in ‘Blueblood’, Sinful Colours Matte nail polish in ‘Ruby Red’ and Mode Nail Colour in ‘classic red’.

Would you paint the underside of your nails? What other interesting nail looks have you been loving lately?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Catn2kittens (Australia)

I have seen this and it's amazing - a perfect concept for Louboutin - but it looks impossible! I am so clumsy I would end up with red smears everywhere. Fabulous brush shape though and I love the bottle, I would be tempted to buy it just because it's so pretty, and because it's Louboutin!

Posted on: October 16, 2014 (Oct 16, 2014 12:39pm)

Posted by: Catn2kittens (Australia)

oh and I haven't been doing nail art lately but I am starting to get inspired for Halloween!

Posted on: October 16, 2014 (Oct 16, 2014 12:40pm)

bh’s Sam’s top 3 summer picks

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Most people rotate their wardrobe choices as summer draws closer, but personally, I get much more excited about switching up beauty products. As it gets hotter, I have to think about the products that will add the right kind of colour, go the distance and keep me feeling fresh in the heat. In the video above, I talk you through the three products that have so far earned a place in my summer beauty bag.


My top 3 summer beauty picks:

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm in The Redder The Better 

The Body Shop Body Mist in Pink Grapefruit

Salon Tan Wash Off Spray 


What are some of your favourite summer beauty products? Have you tried any of my top picks?


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Member Comments

Posted by: Tee631 (Australia)

That rimmel blam is worth a try!

Posted on: October 18, 2014 (Oct 18, 2014 12:03pm)

Posted by: Beautybabe140194 (Australia)

I have not tried any of the above. My picks for summer are tanning oil and waterproof mascara

Posted on: October 18, 2014 (Oct 18, 2014 12:20pm)

Tips on fixing damaged nails

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There’s no denying gel manicures have completely revolutionised the nail industry. These days, if you want to rock a colour for two straight weeks without worrying about chipping or getting acrylics (which can be costly and more taxing on nails), then it’s as easy as stepping into your nearest salon.

But what happens if you go from one gel manicure to the next (or even constantly have acrylics applied) without a break in between? Sure, your nails look glossy and healthy on the surface, but what’s happening underneath is something to worry about.

The constant process of applying gel polish, soaking your digits in acetone, scraping off the remnants and starting again can take a toll on your nails, and when you do take a break, you may notice things like peeling, flaking and a complete loss of nail strength.

Instead of trying to pretend like these issues don’t exist and covering the evidence with another pretty gel manicure, try these nail strengthening tips:


Nail strengthening treatments are formulated to completely transform weak, soft and split nails into something you can be proud of. And as skeptical as you may be, some nail strengtheners on the market do work. Revitanail Nail Strengthener, which beautyheaven members can vouch for, delivers serious results.
So how does it work? It’s no instant fix, but with a bit of patience, you’ll be pleased with the outcome. Simply apply two coats on clean nails on the first day of use, and then just one coat for the next five days. On the seventh day, clean your nails with nail polish remover and start again. Keep going for a 28-day period, making sure to give your nails a rest for 1-2 weeks in between programs.


If you really want the best possible results, put Revitanail Nourishing Oil on your cuticles after you’ve applied the Nail Strengthener and allowed it to dry. Massage the nourishing formula into the cuticles and bases of your nails for approximately 1 minute – doing this will encourage nail growth and leave nails stronger. Nourishing Oil is also to be used during the 1-2 weeks rest period.


After seven days of using the Revitanail Nail Strengthener, you’ll have to take it off with some nail polish remover. It’s a clever idea to steer clear of acetone and harsh removers as they can undo all the effort you’ve put into caring for your nails. Instead, use something more gentle. Revitanail Nail Polish Remover is free from acetone and contains nourishing ingredients like vitamin B5 and pearl powder, so it won’t dry out your nails after it effectively removes any polish.

Do you go from gel manicure to gel manicure? How do you care for weak, soft nails?

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Member Comments

Posted by: Trish_D (Australia)

This is really interesting, Carli. My nails are still recovering from me being so ill early in the year. They are finally showing improvement but it's a sad but true fact that they take so long to recover completely from a problem, isn't it?

Posted on: October 17, 2014 (Oct 17, 2014 4:36pm)

Posted by: Marza (Australia)

I chew my nails and it is bad habit

Posted on: October 17, 2014 (Oct 17, 2014 4:50pm)