Are hidden braces working?

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About three and a half months ago, bh’s Annalise became beautyheaven’s guinea pig and had Incognito™ Lingual Braces applied – first to her bottom teeth, and then a month later, to her top teeth.

So what’s her verdict so far? Has there been an improvement? Can she notice any changes?

Watch the video above to find out what bh’s Annalise has to say about the hidden braces…

Have you ever had braces before? What do you think about Annalise’s progress?


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Posted by: Dana515 (Australia)

they look good :)

Posted on: December 10, 2012 (Dec 10, 2012 12:02pm)

Posted by: Chickybabe1 (Australia)

I can see the difference, looks like they work.

Posted on: December 10, 2012 (Dec 10, 2012 12:34pm)

Wave goodbye to smudges, sweat and shine

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During these hot, sticky days nothing’s worse than looking in the mirror to see black smudges and streaky foundation.  The key is to keep it simple – the less make up you use, the less likely it is to melt and smudge. We understand that going barefaced isn’t always an option, so here are a few simple ways to ensure that your make-up won’t melt off by lunchtime.
 
1) A good base is the first step to a long-lasting make-up look in hot weather. Primer will give your make-up something to adhere to – helping it stay put and prevent it from sweating off.  Apply a thin later on top of your sunscreen. Try: Natio Pure Mineral Face Primer

2) We all know the importance of wearing SPF protection on an everyday basis, and this rule is even more important come summer time. However,  too many layers of lotion on your face can result in excess shine and look greasy. Opt for a daily moisturiser with SPF to save you a step. Try: Ultraceuticals Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+

3) Let your skin breathe and refrain from wearing heavy make-up during the warmer weather – it will only melt off and can also clog your pores.  Try an oil-free tinted moisturiser to even out your complexion and to avoid looking oily. Finish off with a loose, mineral powder rather than a pressed compact one and apply waterproof mascara to prevent any smudging! Product pick: Garnier BB Cream Oil Free

4) Humid days often go hand in hand with frizzy hair and limp locks so your best bet is to tie it up away from your face. Scunci has a range of tools to help you achieve effortless up-dos perfect for hot summer days. Morroccanoil Frizz Control will also help to tame frizz and help your hair stay hydrated.

5) Freshen up with a hydrating spray that will not only refresh and rehydrate your skin but can also help set your make-up. Try:  Akin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist.

Do you find your make-up has trouble lasting the day? What are your top tips for keeping your look fresh this summer?

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Posted by: Deb763 (Australia)

great primer, bb cream and translucent setting powder is all you need for those hot summer days :)
and maybe a bit of blush and bronzer and a bright lippy ;)

Posted on: December 10, 2012 (Dec 10, 2012 9:16am)

Posted by: AmberB (Australia)

I tend to completely re-apply my makeup - I should try this tips instead.

Posted on: December 10, 2012 (Dec 10, 2012 10:03am)

Check out: what your favourite beauty brands are giving you for Christmas

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Do you know what I love more than scrumptious beauty brands that help to make Christmas shopping an absolute pleasure by offering awesome discounts and buying incentives?

Not much really. Maybe Prince Harry – but that’s about it.

So when I came across a few select beauty brands that are offering heaps of generous discounts at exactly the right time of year, I couldn’t help but sing about them. Well, not literally – I’ve got a truly terrible singing voice.

First up is Prestige Cosmetics.
Now the clever little poppets at Prestige Cosmetics are offering a $10 voucher to all new newsletter subscribers! This means that you can jump on the brand new Prestige Cosmetics website and subscribe to their newsletter – this is your way of staying up to date with all of the big news and special offers from the ah-mazing make-up brand. Just for doing so, you’ll score a $10 voucher to spend with them – and they even ship to New Zealand now – yippee!

Oh – and be sure to check out the new ‘sale’ page while you’re there, won’t you?

Next is the beautiful Bellamer.
If you’ve got a penchant for botanical skincare products that combine the science of skin renewal, wound healing and plant oils to address skin concerns – then obviously you’ll be all kinds of excited about what Bellamer Botanical Skin Care have to offer… a whopping 20 per cent off all orders over $20 between now and the 3rd of January 2013! Visit the online store now!

Romy are also getting in on the giving.
Are you crazy over natural ingredients that pamper your skin and leave you feeling relaxed and totally rejuvenated? Well thanks to Romy Skincare you can now receive two FREE Body Scrubs when you spend $50 or more in their online store. Simply add $50 worth of goodies to your cart and voila! Romy Lavender & Fir Needle and Cinnamon and Cocoa Butter Scrubs are automatically added for free. That's zero, nothin', nada.

Lastly, there’s MECCA COSMETICA.
Do you wish for free shipping on all of your favourite beauty brands? Yeah, us too! Well beauty powerhouse MECCA are giving you free shipping on all orders over $75 at a time when you need it the most! So buy up, baby.

Need your own beauty concierge? Simply complete and drop off your holiday Gift List at any Mecca Cosmetica store and they’ll find your gifts, wrap them and have them ready to collect at your convenience.

Don’t know what to buy? Why not buy a Mecca gift card filled to any dollar amount and ready-wrapped complete with this season’s hottest mini nail colour? Courtesy of Mecca of course.

Which offer are you most likely to take advantage of? What tips do you have for people who are struggling with their Christmas shopping?

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Posted by: ModernSnowWhite (Australia)

The mecca deal looks pretty good :)

Posted on: December 09, 2012 (Dec 9, 2012 8:19am)

Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

So many wonderful offerings at the moment - I'll be checking out the Prestige site (can't help myself when it comes to makeup lol), and the Mecca concierge idea is a fabulous innovation :-) As for Christmas shopping, I'm taking advantage of all the sale notifications that are flooding my inbox, and turning up at just the right time :-)

Posted on: December 09, 2012 (Dec 9, 2012 8:36am)

How-to: Christmas party nails made easy

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You’ve got your outfit sorted, your hair and make-up look great, and you’re all set to dazzle at that Christmas party – except you didn’t have time to hit the nail salon to get a manicure. Before you fly into a panic, help is at hand. We’ve got the solution that will transform drab digits into attention-grabbing works of nail art as if by magic - no Christmas fairy needed. Simply hover your mouse over the stars below for the steps to creating this very festive manicure with the help of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips.

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  1. Step 1

    Start with clean, filed, unpolished and buffed nails. Pick your favourite Sally Hansen Salon Effects design and select the best-fitting strip for your nail.

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    2) Remove the clear protective cover and peel the strip from its backing paper. Apply carefully to your nail and firmly smooth over entire nail, using a cuticle stick along the edges to fix it in place.

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    Smooth the excess sticker over the nail edge and gently file away the remainder using the pink side of the nail file supplied in the kit.

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    Repeat on each nail you want to have the design on, applying to your thumb last. Voila! Your party nails are ready to go.

Sally Hansen logoIf you don’t want to do your entire hand, you could try applying Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips to a feature nail or two and painting complementary nail polish colour on the remainder.

The beauty of these designs is you can mix and match to create a truly individual look. And they’re really easy to remove, too, which means you can put together a different masterpiece for every party you’re invited to. Now that's the kind of challenge we like! Take a peek at the photos below for the looks we created (within about five minutes!) here at bh.

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Sally Hansen Salon Effects - Simply D Vine               Sally Hansen Salon Effects - Checkin It Twice  

Are you planning a festive nail look this party season? Which of the Sally Hansen designs above is your favourite?

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Posted by: Youarebeautiful (Australia)

I love all of them especially Snow Way and Shiny New Year! Will def be rocking festive nails!!

Posted on: December 08, 2012 (Dec 8, 2012 7:41am)

Posted by: ModernSnowWhite (Australia)

I like the shiny new year one :) It's pretty.

Posted on: December 08, 2012 (Dec 8, 2012 8:31am)

Health and beauty tips from Aussie model Ashley Hart

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Australian model Ashley Hart has outrageously white teeth. Outrageously perfect white teeth, in fact. She’s got fantastic hair, too; hair that has the right amount of beach-esque wave and texturised volume. Oh, and then there are the brows. Do not get me started on how fantastically shaped and full they are. They are simply divine!

She’s also got her head screwed on when it comes to health and looking after her body, which truly is refreshing. And that's exactly why she was chosen to be an ambassador for Swisse vitamins alongside the likes of Sonia Kruger, Ricky Ponting and Dr Chris Brown.

But what are her beauty must-haves and nifty health tips? Let’s find out…

beautyheaven: what’s your philosophy on staying beautiful and healthy?
Ashley Hart: my must-do for beauty is water – I think that starting from the inside out is one of the most important things. So, definitely eating nutritious food and drinking water is the key. Drinking alkaline water is also something I recommend, and for a healthy mind, make sure you love yourself.

bh: what are your must-have beauty products?
AH: a really thick facial moisturiser. I kind of switch it up all the time, though. I’ve heard the philosophy that, like your hair, your skin can get used to one thing, so I tend to switch-up my shampoo and conditioner every time I run out and opt for another brand – same with my moisturiser – but I always stick with a semi-nice brand, ones that are really moisturising and thick.

bh: Swisse recently released a range of beauty products. Which ones are your favourite?
AH: all of their natural skin care range is incredible – they’ve got essential oils in them. I really love the Swisse Body Cream with Vitamin D and Gotu Kola, and the Swisse Conditioner with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Avocado, too.

bh: you’re the epitome of the typical Aussie beach babe. How do you protect your skin when you’re out in the sun?
AH: I was definitely one of those kids who lay in the sun with coconut oil, I’m not going to lie. But I am already noticing the effects at 24 years of age, with little smile lines and sunspots appearing. I’m super-conscious now and always wear a hat, sunglasses and an SPF on my face – something super-strong.  But as far as the body goes, I think it’s important to have vitamin D, and I still love the sun because it makes me feel incredible but just like everything else, balance is the key. I still protect my body, I just don’t lie out in the sun for a long time – an hour is just enough.

So true, Ash. A little bit of everything is always the way to go. Love your healthy way of thinking.



Have you heard of Ashley Hart before? What do you think of her philosophy on life and beauty? What are you best tips on staying beautiful on the inside and out?


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Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

You can only be truly beautiful if you spread love and help to the world in your own unique way.

Posted on: December 07, 2012 (Dec 7, 2012 1:51pm)

Posted by: amathis92 (Australia)

It's so unfair, how stunning she is!

Posted on: December 07, 2012 (Dec 7, 2012 5:25pm)