Add some oomph to limp locks

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I’m going to go ahead and guess that limp hair that hangs around your face not doing much isn’t a look you’ve actively tried to achieve.

So instead of just putting up with flat hair that’s a bit ‘eh’ (or worse, constantly puling it back into a ponytail or bun), why not try one of these volumising and texturing products?  Fabulous hair is guaranteed.

Senscience Volume Boost – This weightless styling foam will help add volume that lasts. Plus, vitamins A, C, and E, along with silk and vegetable proteins, will provide antioxidant and anti-fade protection. Style and care in one can – who could want more?!

KMS California ADDVOLUME Root and Body Lift – Add texture to your hair without leaving it feeling sticky. This spray works to lift your hair from the roots, giving it up to 70 per cent more volume. For best results, spray it on towel-dried hair and then blow dry.

Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder – This weightless, odourless, and colourless powder will basically be fine hair’s new BFF Sprinkled on dry hair at the roots, it will help give your hair lift and volume, and applied throughout the length of your hair it’ll give your hair that fullness and texture it needs.

glo essentials Style Defining Cream – Suitable for all hair types and all hair lengths, this styling cream will help add texture and definition to your hair. The hydrating formula will also ensure your hair looks nothing but shiny, healthy, and full of bounce.

Umberto Giannini Backbomb in a Bottle – If you’re looking to create a quiff or a backcomb, this is the spray you’ll want to have around. Developed to add ultimate volume and texture to hair, the hairspray will keep your hairstyle in place without leaving it sticky. And it smells pretty awesome, too.

Is fine, limp hair a problem for you? What’s your ultimate instant fix when it comes to hair?

How-to: get rid of limp locks…
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Posted by: iluvfacialz (Member since 2007, Australia)

My hair needs lift at the roots. I do have a volumiser from Davroe but I don't think I know how to use it properly because it never works like I anticipate.

Posted on: November 06, 2012 (Nov 6, 2012 5:06pm)

Posted by: Rose_P (Australia)

I've never used any of these products. My bad hair day quick fix is dry shampoo and a pony tail.

Posted on: November 06, 2012 (Nov 6, 2012 5:21pm)

Video tutorial: simple messy side 'do

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Got no time to spare on styling your hair? Blogstar winner Xyling (aka Lip Stalker) moves away from her usual lip looks to create one of the simplest 'dos we've seen in ages. And the best bit? It's the perfect style for when you want to go for that 'effortless chic' look.

What's your solution for a bad hair day? Do you like to experiment with different updos?

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Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

Yes I like to try all different 'dos'.

Posted on: November 06, 2012 (Nov 6, 2012 12:20pm)

Posted by: IndieAna (Member since 2008, Australia)

Great vid tutorial! I do like to try different looks, however lack of time usually means my hair goes back in a simple ponytail :)

Posted on: November 06, 2012 (Nov 6, 2012 1:02pm)

Racing get-ups: ladylike vs modern chic

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Eeek! The racing season has well and truly kicked off – and golly gosh, the Melbourne Cup is today! Don’t tell me you haven’t got your frock on yet? 

Oh dear. 

Well, there’s actually no need to worry. We’ve got the lowdown on the two big races trends that are sure to secure your ‘Fashions on the Field’ crown. Ladylike vs modern chic; the celebs have been busy rocking these looks this season and might I say. looking like quite the foxy fillys for it. So go on – why not check your wardrobe and see what you can rustle up in order to get your ravishing races get-up sorted. Giddy up.

Trend #1: MODERN CHIC

As seen on: Samantha Harris

Why we love it: Think simplicity, bright colours, sharp cuts, and matte, matte, matte.

What you’ll need: Sharp black hues, or on-trend neon shades. This is the perfect occasion to pull out your geometric clutch, statement headpiece or those patent leather peep toes. Oh and remember to keep it simple, not over-the-top.

How to do your make-up: Stick to a statement make-up look. We’re thinking strong brows, smoky shadow and a perfectly flawless matte complexion just like Sam’s – with a hint of sculpting cheek colour. 

How to do your hair: styled up-dos work best for this look. Think sky-high sleek ponytails, carefully crafted topknots and sheeny chignons. Hairspray and gel will be your best friends.

Your shopping list:

Bourjois Sculpting Duo Effect Blush
ck one color Brow Pencil + Gel Duo
Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow in onyx smoke
Schwarzkopf Extra Care Strong Styling Hairspray
Natures Organics Organic Care Styling Gel

Trend #2: LADYLIKE

As seen on: Jesinta Campbell

Why we love it: It’s cute, it’s a chance to be feminine and work your gorgeously girly charm – oh and wear pearls! Yes pearls!

What you’ll need: Well, pearls. A dress with character (think pleats, gathering, embroidery and embellishment), plus a fluttery fascinator and lacey gloves. Grab frocks in colours like teal, antique pink and off-white to really embrace this trend with gusto.

How to do your make-up: Be sure to use shimmery eyeshadows that catch the light, as well as a pretty pink blush that will provide a natural flush. Keep your complexion dewy and your lipstick red and bold, bold, bold!

How to do your hair: natural waves and cutesy curls are the order of the day for this look. Pin one side of your hair back to provide the ultimate fascinator foundation. Otherwise, a side ponytail or a dishevelled bun at the nape of your neck will complement this look perfectly.

Your shopping list:

Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Foundation
MeMeMe Blush Me Blush Box in Pink
Prestige Cosmetics Classic Lipstick in Wild Flame
Curly Sexy Hair Curl Power Spray Foam
VS Sassoon Ultimate 32mm Nano Curling Tong

Which racing trend would you most like to try and why? Who do you think looks best?

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Posted by: Blossy77 (Australia)

This is a hard call!

Ok, between the two I'll take the modern chic look. Only because a slight breeze might mean a Marilyn moment in the pleated dress, lol! But they are two great choices.

Posted on: November 06, 2012 (Nov 6, 2012 5:19am)

Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Modern chic - I prefer the uncluttered look and the clean lines. Jesinta looks pretty, but it's all a bit too busy and tizzy for me...

Posted on: November 06, 2012 (Nov 6, 2012 6:28am)

How-to: matte navy nails with glossy tips

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The moment we saw a matte black and glossy tips nail art look floating around Pinterest we were instantly in love with the contrasting digit designs. So we enlisted the help of nail art supremo Zoe Vokis to teach us how to create this stylish navy version. Love the look as much as we do? Hover over the stars below to get the step-by-step instructions…

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  1. STEP 1

    Once your base coat is dry, apply two coats of dark navy nail lacquer.

  2. STEP 2

    Apply a matte topcoat over each nail in its entirety to get that muted finish. Try Chi Chi Matte Top Coat.

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  3. STEP 3

    Use a clear, glossy topcoat to create the French “smile line” along the tip of each nail to complete the look.

  4. TIP

    Want a sharp and crisp glossy line? Run a toothpick along the edge of each shiny tip before it dries.

Isn’t it striking? The good news is you can create this look using any dark nail hue – be it a chocolate, black, grey, navy, or berry – just be sure to steer clear of pale shades. If you don’t, the contrast between the matte and shiny areas won’t be as obvious.

Oh, and you’re not limited to creating a French tip with this look. Why not try a matte base with glossy dots or even a half-moon mani? The options are endless, so have fun!

What do you think of this subtle-yet-striking nail art look? Is it something you’re keen to try at home? And have you ever used a matte topcoat before?

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Credit: Zoe Vokis, Nail Professional of the Year, Australian Beauty Industry Awards

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Posted by: Madi678 (Australia)

I've never heard of a matte top coat. But I like my nails glossy.

Posted on: November 05, 2012 (Nov 5, 2012 5:32pm)

Posted by: jatz (Member since 2008, Australia)

Matte & Glossy?? Impressive. Looks fabulous and I love the step by steps instructions. :-)

Posted on: November 05, 2012 (Nov 5, 2012 5:58pm)

Win everything trialled in October 2012!

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Gosh, only two months until Christmas. It’s really creeping up now, isn’t it? Well to be honest, it’s felt like Christmas all month! We’ve been trying to contain our excitement as we spoiled our awesome Trial Team members with all sorts of goodies for them to try and report back on.

Think make-up that your skin will love, a model-approved shampoo and conditioner dream team and the biggest beauty craze of 2012 – the BB cream.

For your chance to win a pack containing these fantastic products, all you have to do is find the answers to the questions below and submit your answers here. So go on, what are you waiting for?

1. Which ingredient found in Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect Foundation provides skin with a beautiful, radiant glow?

 2. In Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect Anti-ageing Primer, what does Evermat™ technology help to visibly reduce? 

3. How many signs of ageing does L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream fight?

4. What is Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Damage & Colour Repair Shampoo clinically proven to do?

5. Which beautyheaven Trial Team member stated she they received “less breakage” since they started trialling Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Total Nourishing Daily Conditioner?

AND NOW – the moment you’ve ALL been waiting for…the announcement of the Best in Beauty 2012 prize pack winners! 

Are you one of the lucky 15 people who are going to bag a prize containing a MASSIVE selection of the winning products from the 2012 Best in Beauty Awards? Gosh, it’s one comp I definitely wish I could win. If you see your name listed below, it’s time to seriously get happy.

Congratulations to…

Meedee
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Lovely65
I like pie
xCherrybliss
Aleksandra
Chicklet

CONGRATULATIONS, BEAUTIES! You can now look forward to receiving your Best in Beauty prize pack in the post!

Didn’t win in this year’s Best in Beauty giveaway? Not to worry, you may have won in our HUGE 24-hour giveaway. Check here to find out…

Competiton ends: midnight 11th November 2012

NSW Permit Number: LTPM/11/00694 / Class: Type C
ACT Permit Number: ACT TP 11/03451

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Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

Congrats to the winners of the BIB2012!

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Posted by: MACjunkie (Australia)

No prizes for me, but congratulations to all the lucky ladies above!

Posted on: November 05, 2012 (Nov 5, 2012 12:36pm)