Better skin from the inside out

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You know how ‘they’ say you are what you eat?

Well, turns out ‘they’ are kinda right. It’s all very science-y and technical, but basically, your body takes what you put into your mouth and works to turn it into energy, or increase cell renewal, or even boost your immunity. So if you’re ingesting things like vitamins and minerals that can help make your body function at its optimum and improve your overall health then it makes sense that you’ll also start to see excellent results on the outside, too.

So which particular vitamins and minerals can you rely on to keep your skin looking fabulously flawless? Here are just a few:


This mineral assists with many of the body’s processes but it can also help repair damaged tissue and heal wounds. And thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help alleviate symptoms associated with acne and soothe your skin.

Pantothenic acid

Known more commonly as vitamin B5, this nifty vitamin works to improve your skin barrier and can help protect your complexion from the damaging effects of sun exposure and pollutants. The up side of this is that it better equips you to maintain a more youthful appearance for longer.


Another mineral that can help take your skin from good to great, not only can magnesium help deal with issues like pimples and blemishes, but it can also aid skin detoxification and even help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.


This humble mineral helps develop collagen and elastin, which ensures that your skin is taught and firm. It also helps repair damage done to the protective skin barrier, which in turn means your skin cells won’t lose their much needed moisture and nutrients.

Up your intake

While it’s a great idea to get your fix of these vitamins and minerals through the foods you eat or the supplements you take, it’s also important to look for products that contain these ingredients.

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation contains all of the above skin-loving ingredients, so incorporating it into your daily make-up routine will mean that you’ll be constantly helping to hydrate, plump and renergise your skin from the outside. Plus, apart from the instant skin-perfecting benefits of the foundation, the formula also works to improve your skin in the long term - even after just three weeks of use. Add to that the fact that it leaves your skin nourished and looking flawlessly radiant, and we’d say you’ve got a pretty excellent foundation on your hands. Now all you need to do is ensure you’re eating healthy, nourishing food too and it’ll be like your skin’s getting a double dose of vitamins and minerals!

Do you make sure to take care of your skin from the inside? Do you look for products with skin-loving ingredients?


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Member Comments

Posted by: bebeautiful34 (Australia)

Makeup with skincare benefits are great!

Posted on: August 23, 2014 (Aug 23, 2014 12:18pm)

Posted by: Growing old (Australia)

I love finding products that have extra benefits. I know how great zinc and magnesium is for ur skin, I was very ill and had to wait six weeks to have a huge surgery to try to get healthier to increase the survival chance and I started using Swisse immune tablets to try and avoid catching anything before going into hospital. Well the impact on my skin was incredible. Internally i was very sick but the longer I was taking them plus eating really clean my skin actually looked really good considering! And the doses in the immune tablets weren't high like getting specific zinc tablets or specific magnesium so I can imagine taking them individually the results would be even better! Love zinc and magnesium, now to add that B vitamin!!

Posted on: August 23, 2014 (Aug 23, 2014 12:22pm)

The celeb besties who are starting to look the same

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We knew that singing sensation Taylor Swift and Victoria’s Secret babe Karlie Kloss are best buds. We’ve seen them heading to the gym together, taking selfies together, getting ready for events together, and even going away on vacation together.

And now it seems like all their quality bestie time is taking its toll, with the two starting to look more and more alike.

Taylor just released her video for her brand spankin’ new song 'Shake It Off' and we couldn’t help but notice that Tay Tay’s beauty looks were eerily reminiscent of her best bud’s.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

We guess if you’re going to steal your friend’s style, a wavy and shaggy lob, a side-fringe and a bold red pout is certainly the way to go.

Image credits:, @taylorswift

What do you think of Taylor and Karlie’s looks? Do you think it’s a style worth stealing?


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Member Comments

Posted by: Lily Mei (Australia)

I think they both look incredibly pretty. I doubt it would matter what style they followed. They are very pretty young women. Why not copy each other.

Posted on: August 22, 2014 (Aug 22, 2014 5:43pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

Its actually amazing how similar they look with the different make-up. My hair colour and skin tone is totally different to the girls so I doubt whether I could pull off the look.

Posted on: August 22, 2014 (Aug 22, 2014 6:08pm)

Beauty offers to kick off the weekend

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Sally Hansen

Spend $20 or more in one transaction and receive a free gift valued at $49.35 (shades may vary from store to store). Gift includes the Complete Salon Manicure, which combines a base and top coat in one formula, well as the Miracle Cure strengthening treatment to instantly fortify and protect nails from within.

Available from: 14/08/2014 – 25/08/2014
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Rimmel London

Save 25 per cent on all products, including the hydrating Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (excludes Wonder’full Mascara).

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Napoleon Perdis

Gift with purchase: receive a limited-edition gift set when you spend $175 or more at Napoleon Perdis Concept Stores. Valued at more than $200, it includes eye shadow, lip-gloss, a cosmetic bag and more!

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Ask in-store at Priceline how Dove cares for you head-to-toe and enjoy 30 per cent off the entire range, including the rich, creamy Triple Moisturising Deeply Nourishing Body Wash.

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VS Sassoon

Fred Hates Fashion Melbourne Spring Fashion Week event:

A hugely-anticipated fashion event Melbourne beauties won’t want to miss out on. Eight hand-picked emerging and established designers are taking on the challenge of creating their own fashion films with the best emerging directors of the local film scene, all culminating in a hugely anticipated runway show at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014. Event sponsor VS Sassoon has provided hair directions and tools including the failsafe curler VS Sassoon Curl Secret for several of the films as well as for the runway event.

Date: 30/08/2014
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Bobbi Brown

Spend $125 or more on your online order and receive a bonus Pretty Palette valued at $55, plus free shipping! Simply enter the code: PRETTY14 at checkout to redeem (offer available to Australian residents only, while supplies last). We love the Beige Shimmer Brick, for a natural-looking glow.

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Member Comments

Posted by: May318 (Australia)

The Bobbi Brown GWP sounds great! I love their products

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Nothing here for me this week - the credit card is safe for a little while longer!!

Posted on: August 22, 2014 (Aug 22, 2014 3:12pm)

“Before you look pretty first you have to look f*****g weird”

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Mindy Kaling – star of The Mindy Project, author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), and all-round funny women – took to Instagram to prove what we all, as women, already know: that it ain’t easy being pretty.

The actress posted a pic of herself with pre-contour blending and her hair in curlers, captioning it: “Before you look pretty first you have to look f*****g weird”.

Word, Mindy.

And she’s not the only celeb who isn't afraid to show the world that getting red-carpet ready (or for us non-celebs, getting presentable-for-the-world ready) takes time, effort and a short period of looking like a downright weirdo.

Check it out:

Image credits: @mindykaling, @kimkardashian, @mirandakerr, @phoebejtonkin, @lenadunham, @jamie_king

Have you ever posted a pic of yourself mid-getting ready? Do you agree that it’s kinda awesome of these celebs to show the world that it takes a lot of effort to look flawless?


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Member Comments

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

Haha! No, I have never posted that type of pic because, honestly - who cares? I'm a woman. I know what it's like. :)

Posted on: August 22, 2014 (Aug 22, 2014 12:32pm)

Posted by: TheUglyDuckling (Australia)

I'm so glad for her honesty! Yay for Mindy! We all know contouring is a girl's best friend, however to see A-listers mid process both humanises them and allows us to become stars (if for a day).

Posted on: August 22, 2014 (Aug 22, 2014 12:35pm)

How to use Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy

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By now you may have heard about the revolutionary polishes from Revlon that will give your nails a super-shiny gel-like finish without you having to sit with your hands under a lamp for 30-60 seconds at a time.

And some of you may think it’s crazy – preposterous even – that such a wondrous thing exists. Surely only a gel manicure can give your nails that glossy, mirror-like finish?

Nope, not true. Just watch the video above to find out exactly how to use the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel and Diamond Top Coat™ to achieve gel-like results, and in only two steps!

Side note: you’ll also see how incredibly easy it is to remove the colour from your nails!

Have you used Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel? Are you looking for a fuss-free alternative to gel manicures?


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Member Comments

Posted by: Iman (Australia)

I haven't tried this product yet, but gel polish without the lamp does sound interesting.

Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 10:08pm)

Posted by: Rose_P (Australia)

This stuff is freaking awesome! I purchased 'Royal Flush', a nice bright fuchsia colour. I applied it to my toes THREE weeks ago, and it's still looking as fresh and shiny as the day I applied it. I am going to remove it and reapply over the next day or so, but that's only cos you can see the bare base of my nail where it's grown. I'm super impressed, and fully intend to buy more colours.

Posted on: August 22, 2014 (Aug 22, 2014 10:41am)