22 Feb 2012 11:41 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
I know it seems unfair – we’ve hardly even had a summer, but in the same way that fashion stores are doing away with little beach dresses to make way for heavier jackets and blazers, we’re beginning to think about the hair products we’re going to need come the cooler months. And although many hair products are suitable for both the hotter months and the cooler seasons, a change in temperature does beg for a change in your hair and beauty regime…
So, with that in mind, and thanks to a reminder in the forums from Sarah628, I’m going to guide you through a little tress trade-off I’ve conjured up, so you can be more prepared for what autumn has in store….
Trade your treatment spritz for a heavy-duty hair treatment…
Trade your light-as-a-feather treatment spritz for a hydrating hair masque that will work to correct any damage caused by the sun and leave hair ready to face a slightly cooler change.
Swap this… Matrix Biolage fortetherapie Fortifying Leave-In Treatment Spray
For this… Pureology Essential Repair Restorative Hair Masque
Trade your UV protective shampoo for a colour protective shampoo…
With the hot summer sun behind us, it’s time to concentrate on reviving our hair colour. Brighten up your hair colour by using a sulphate-free hair cleanser that smoothes the hair, helping to prevent colour fade and dryness and restoring hair health.
Swap this… Kerastase Soleil Apres-Soleil UV Defense Active Bain
For this… TIGI BED HEAD Colour Combat Colour Goddess Shampoo
Trade your hair de-frizzer for a heat protection spray…
Now that the pesky humidity level is lowering, you can worry less about sporting super frizzy locks and more about protecting your hair from heat damage. [Let’s face it, you’re bound to be busted heat styling instead of air drying as it gets cooler.]
Swap this… Morrocanoil Frizz Control
For this… ghd Heat Protect Spray
Which products do you pull out in the colder months?
I definitely always pull out the heavier masks and protectants, my hair gets so dry in winter!
Posted on: February 22, 2012 (Feb 22, 2012 12:08pm)
I will be swapping my Vaseline Conditioning Lotion for their Cocoa Butter Lotion instead which is more thick and nourishing. Will also include some heavy duty hair masks (I'm thinking of trying the Keratinology by Sunsilk Advanced Reconstruction Program Hair Spa Mask).
Posted on: February 22, 2012 (Feb 22, 2012 12:18pm)
16 Mar 2012 15:34 PM | Posted by Editor
Last week I was lucky enough to be flown to Melbourne with L’Oreal Paris and given a sneak peek of some of the super-hot make-up looks that were going to grace the runways of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF).
And since you’re just as make-up obsessed as I am (if not even more so!) I figured you’d want to cast your eyes over the new make-up looks too.
L’Oreal Paris Make-Up Director, Rae Morris, gives us the rundown on each style - my personal fave is the make-up look from LMFF Runway Six. The luscious berry lip teamed with lightly defined eyes is the perfect combination of subtlety and sexiness, which means you can get away with wearing it day or night.
Which LMFF runway look do you love best?
Posted by:(Member since 2008, Australia)
They all look gorgeous but I gotta say 6 and 7 are my faves. 6 especially looks very sleek and elegant.
Posted on: March 17, 2012 (Mar 17, 2012 7:12am)
I love look 1 and 7! Looks like something I would be doing and actually looking not too bad with it :) Then again, Rae Morris is so amazing, I wouldn't know which ones to choose!
Posted on: March 17, 2012 (Mar 17, 2012 8:06am)
16 Mar 2012 14:08 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
I’m no wallflower (I’m sure I don’t need to tell any of you that!) and I really prefer to stand out from the crowd. It’s for this very reason that I begin to get a little sulky when I realise my hair colour is beginning to fade, and my look is getting a little dull and dismal.
Tell me, who has time for salon visits every time that happens? No one I tell you! Well, maybe the housewives of Orange County – but that’s it. So it became my mission to find a hair enhancer that I could depend on to bring me back into the (high)light, and ensure my lightened tresses stayed bright and beautiful.
Then, like a shiny beacon of hope, came John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Shampoo and Conditioner (can you hear the Hallelujah chorus?). This little power duo works to brighten your highlights using a sunflower and white tea complex that amplifies your colour with mega-watt shine and makes you look just-coloured - with a noticeable contrast after just one use!
The best part? They don’t deposit colour onto your hair as they work (we all know that can make your strands feel weighed down). Instead, they have the ability to purify blonde strands and make your highlights glisten while still being seriously light with no fear of build-up.
Now if that’s not enough to jump up and down about then I don’t know what is.
(Okay, maybe if Justin Bieber was in town – but that’s it!).
How do you bring a little light into your beauty look?
I like to brighten up the inner corner of my eyes with a bit of shimmery white NYX jumbo eye pencil. :)
Posted on: March 16, 2012 (Mar 16, 2012 5:05pm)
I have recently become a fan of highlighter for above my cheek bones
Posted on: March 16, 2012 (Mar 16, 2012 5:08pm)
15 Mar 2012 16:50 PM | Posted by Editor
Just when you thought summer was over and you could bring out your tights and put your bare skin under some light layers, out comes the autumn sun and throws a really annoying spanner into the works. If you’re anything like me, you probably thought exposed skin was a thing of the past, so not only had you allowed your legs to get hairy, but chances are you hadn’t been as diligent with your fake tanning either.
Well I’ve got news for you beauties; autumn is full of surprise sunshine so it’s more important than ever to keep on top of your fake tanning. After all, you never know what kind of weather the next day is going to bring (and who on earth has time to fake tan before work??).
One fake tanning brand we love is Custom Tan, as the tanners in the range are specially formulated to adapt to the pigments in your skin and create a customised colour for your skin tone (bye-bye oompa-loompa orange!). Custom Tan products are also made with Eco-Certified organic ingredients, and are proven to go on quicker, achieve a deeper colour, and last longer than tanners containing DHA or erythulose.
If you’re going to DIY, we definitely recommend using the Custom Tan Tan Blending Mitt, as it helps you to blend your tan for a flawless finish and also ensures that you don’t get fake-tan-stained hands (super important!). As for the actual tanning product, we like the Custom Tan Rich Self Tanning and Instant Bronze Mousse as it provides an instant bronze colour (allowing you to see where you’ve applied your fake tan), doesn’t leave a tell-tale fake tanning smell, and also contains essential nutrients to leave your skin soft and hydrated.
For those of you who don’t trust your own skills when it comes to fake tanning, head in-salon and ask for a Custom Tan 2 Hour Regular Spray Tan Solution. It’s formulated with a violet base to get rid of any orange tones, and develops in just two hours – so you can shower and be out the door with a natural-looking glow in no time at all!
Has the autumn sun sprung up on you by surprise before?
Which beauty rituals do you put to rest once summer is over?
Glad I'm not the only one! Yesterday I rugged up to be rudely surprised by a 23 degree day! I tend to get very slack with shaving my legs
Posted on: March 16, 2012 (Mar 16, 2012 12:11pm)
I think I'll be exfoliating my body less as I just want to quickly jump out of the shower and into my warm fluffy pj's!
Posted on: March 16, 2012 (Mar 16, 2012 12:22pm)
15 Mar 2012 17:07 PM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
Heard of Jennifer Lawrence? Chances are probably not. Sure, she’s made the red carpet rounds and has been in a film or two, but she’s not quite reached superstar status.
The beautiful blonde actress plays the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, the highly anticipated book-trilogy-turned film (think: the next Twilight) set to be released in Australia (and worldwide) next week. Which means it’s only a matter of time before Jennifer’s star status explodes in Hollywood and all over the world.
So, to make sure you’re not left hiding under any rocks in a couple months, allow us to introduce to you Hollywood’s soon-to-be ‘It Girl’, Jennifer Lawrence…
Get to know Hollywood’s sweetheart, Emma Stone…
You know that Alexa Chung is the queen of style, but what don’t you know about her?...
Do you know who Jennifer Lawrence is? Are you excited for the release of The Hunger Games?
Posted by:(United States)
No clue who she is, but the celebrity who's who is not my thing.
Posted on: March 16, 2012 (Mar 16, 2012 5:27am)
Haven't heard the name at all, and she doesn't look familiar, but she's a stunner and judging by these photographs, has all the makings of a Hollywood hottie. But I must be the only person on the planet not mad about all these relatively recent vampire movies and books...
Posted on: March 16, 2012 (Mar 16, 2012 5:34am)