15 Dec 2011 11:04 AM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
If you’re as…err…’optically challenged’ as I am, you know just how important it is to have a good pair of glasses. And if you’re a contact lens wearer like me too, you’d also know that more often than not, those glasses are saved for lazy days spent at home.
Well, it seems like a slew of celebrities are starting to change that. They’re taking their glasses from the lounge room all the way to the red carpet, showing everyone that a pair of stylish specs can actually make a red carpet look edgier and a lot trendier.
So if you need some inspiration to make your glasses your next best accessory, check out our celebrity gallery of super-stylish spec lovers.
Win specs for your man! Great accessories can make a man. Thanks to a bold new range of masculine frames designed exclusively for Specsavers by acclaimed menswear designer, Jeff Banks, your man can now look even sharper! The 26-piece eyewear collection takes inspiration from the classic styles of the 1950s and 1960s with a contemporary twist. With sharp metal, silver detailing and herringbone designs, the Jeff Banks collection offers high quality, up-market product without the expensive price tag to match. Specsavers and Beautyheaven are giving away three Specsavers gift vouchers (each valued at $399!) to spend on any range in store, to help you style your man just in time for the new year! Plus, for your chance to win a personal style session with Jeff Banks for the man in your life visit http://www.specsavers.com.au/competition
For your chance to win one of three Specsavers gift vouchers, simply tell us in the comments section of this blog, what’s the one thing you WOULDN’T change about your man?
Competition closes midnight December 23rd 2011.
It looks like geek really is the new chic…
Check out what January looks like sans glasses and all dolled up…
What’s the one thing you WOULDN’T change about your man?
Posted by:(United States)
I love that people aren't afraid to wear their glasses. However, I don't enjoy seeing celebs or anyone for that matter wear glasses when they don't need them to improve their sight. I feel that they are trying too hard. My hubby wears contacts and glasses. I have no real preference on either. My husband is a very rugged, masculine and quiet type. I find that so sexy. He does not need to boast or pose for anyone. He is very sincere, kind, intelligent, and devilishly sexy.
Posted on: December 16, 2011 (Dec 16, 2011 6:00am)
I love my glasses. I don't wear them ALL the time, but alot. As for what I wouldn't change about my man? Don't have one ;)
Posted on: December 16, 2011 (Dec 16, 2011 8:26am)
13 Dec 2011 09:40 AM | Posted by Editor
There’s nothing worse that getting all glammed up for a big day or night out, only to have something really annoying let your look down. You know, like heels that hurt after half an hour, a dress that keeps slipping down, or an afternoon oil slick that ruins all your make-up efforts.
Well guess what beauties? I’m about to let you in on a little secret that will solve all potential wardrobe and make-up malfunctions. It’s called Hollywood Fashion Secrets and I just know you’re going to love what it has to offer. Here are five reasons why….
1.) You’ll never again suffer the afternoon oil slick or post-boogie sweat sheen with the Hollywood Fashion Secrets Oil Blotting Tissues in your purse – they leave you looking fresh faced in just a couple of dabs!
2.) Wardrobe malfunctions will be a thing of the past if you pre-arm yourself with Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape! The double-sided body tape can be used to keep any precarious outfit in place for hours.
3.) Bra straps that stick out from under your outfit will be completely hidden with the Hollywood Fashion Secrets Bra Converting Clip. You can use it to pull your bra straps out of the way or to help give extra lift to your breasts.
4.) You’ll never be that girl hobbling along the street with her heels in her hand (so not a glam look) after a night out if you have Hollywood Fashion Secrets Gel Soothing Spots in place. They take the ache out of any uncomfortable shoe.
5.) You’ll be able to use your favourite deodorant – even if it’s notorious for leaving white marks on your clothes, as the Hollywood Fashion Secrets Deodorant Removing Sponge will get rid of them pronto. It can also be used to get rid of make-up and hair from your clothes too – bonus!
Which great gadgets make your nights out that little bit easier?
I use the 'Fashion Tape' all the time ... it truly is a LIFE SAVER!! lol. I've also used the blotting papers which were worked a treat. I've never seen the 'Deoderant Removing Sponge' tho!!!??? Definitely going to have to get my mitts on those!! :D
Posted on: December 15, 2011 (Dec 15, 2011 5:04pm)
Posted by:(Member since 2007, Australia)
For my wedding day (several years ago now!) I used some shoe insert arch supports which really helped in the comfort department. My wedding shoes were very high but I was comfy the whole time because my feet were supported.
I've recently bought my 14 year old some that suit her to wear with her ballet flat shoes because she finds they give no support. With the arch supports she's finding them really comfy (she has a very high arch). She does have podiatrist orthotics but they are too chunky to wear in anything other than her school shoes or joggers/boots etc so now she can wear ballet flats with comfort too!
Posted on: December 15, 2011 (Dec 15, 2011 5:07pm)
12 Dec 2011 15:30 PM | Posted by Editor
Don’t let the silly season run you into the ground. Party your way through the silly season and step into the New Year feeling fabulous and looking radiant with these health-enhancing supplements…
If you need: extra energy
The last thing you want during the party season is to feel tired and lethargic. While energy drinks and high-sugar foods may perk you up in the short term, they’ll leave you feeling lower than you started once your sugar-high ends. Instead, up your energy levels the natural, healthy way with a vitamin B-heavy supplement. It helps your metabolism to convert food into energy and replenishes depleted nutrients, leaving you feeling more energetic and less fatigued for longer.
Try: Pretorius Century B Complex, and Nature’s Own B Complex Forte
If you need: an immune boost
Ever noticed how you manage to burn the candle at both ends during crazy busy periods but then as soon as things start to slow down you get sick? Put a stop to post-silly season sickness by strengthening your immune system from the get go with a regular intake of vitamin C. Likewise, a daily dose of Olive Leaf Extract will help to ward off colds, flues and viruses and can also help to reduce the length of a cold once it hits.
If you need: help sleeping
No matter how many vitamins you’re taking or how well you’re eating, you’ll never look your best if you don’t get a good night’s sleep. If the end of year activities have got you all fired up, you might need something to help soothe you in to a peaceful slumber. Blackmores Sleep Sound Formula contains valerian extract to improve sleep quality, plus lemon balm and magnesium to help you relax.
Also try: Pretorius Melatonin Homeopathic
If you need: glowing skin
When you’ve got a busy work and social schedule, it’s always a good idea to give your skin an inner pick-me-up to ensure that it looks as radiant as possible (plus, your party make-up will go on much easier too if your complexion is clear!). Look for supplements that contain things like zinc and essential fatty acids as these help to restore your skin from within, protect it from free radical damage, and promote radiance.
Try: Blackmores Nail Hair and Skin, and Danné Montague-King EFA+
Have you ever taken any vitamins or supplements? If so, which do you think get the best results?
I take Blackmores Nail, Hair and Skin tablets as my diet is sometimes not all it should be. My hair, nails and skin are all in reasonable condition. I also take Fish Oil capsules for osteo arthritis and magnesium for cramps. I think Blackmores is a wonderful company with quality products. However I also think that you should not decide to just take supplements without the advice of a doctor or other relevant health care professional.
Posted on: December 13, 2011 (Dec 13, 2011 12:46pm)
Oh yes, i am a very busy working mum i would be dragging my self off the floor without my supplements, I am currently taking Mums Rescue multivitamins and they are truely a rescue, it has restored back my energy and vitality, i also swear by Blackmores products, the Blackmores Mega B should be on everyones list's at the moment, it gives you the boost, energy and nutrition you need to get through this festive yet hectic period.
Posted on: December 13, 2011 (Dec 13, 2011 12:49pm)
14 Dec 2011 15:41 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
I’ve been trying for what feels like forever to find hair extensions suitable for my two-toned locks, and no matter whether I opt for light or dark clip-in strands, it just doesn’t look, right. With a massive boom in the balayage trend over the last year, I get the feeling I’m not alone.
So you can imagine my joy when I was introduced to Headlines Hairpieces Balayage Add-Ons. The two-toned clip-ins that offered me a perfect solution to my hair extension woes. These real-hair extensions can be straightened, curled and hair sprayed to your heart’s content – so they’re your perfect partner this party season…
Watch on as I divulge my tips and tricks on how to apply these little beauties…
What tricks do you have for wearing hair extensions?
As a girl with lighter ends, I know how difficult it is to find the right clip-ins to match your hair. Such a good how-to Liv. Let's try them with a braid! x
Posted on: December 15, 2011 (Dec 15, 2011 11:40am)
they're quite narrow, do they come in wider extensions?
Posted on: December 15, 2011 (Dec 15, 2011 11:50am)
13 Dec 2011 16:20 PM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
Think you’ve got your party essentials kit sorted out? Filled to the brim with kohl eyeliners, bright lipsticks, smoky eyeshadows, and long-lasting foundations?
That’s a good start, but it seems that you might be missing two essential items. Two can’t-go-without, need-to-have-in-constant-supply items. Yep, we’re talking about some serious make-up removers, because with all that party make-up you’ll be using to prettify your face, you’ll need some hard-working make-up removers to make sure that your skin is clean and fresh by the time your head hits your pillow.
What’s that? Why TWO make-up removers, you ask?
It’s simple really: First, you’ll need Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes to gently, but really effectively remove all traces of make-up (as well as dirt and oil) from your face, leaving your skin nice and clean. An added bonus – the wipes are so gentle, they won’t leave you with that tingly feeling after you’ve removed your make-up.
Then, you’ll need some Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Make-up Remover to tackle your eye make-up (including any waterproof make-up). And don’t be fooled by the gentleness of this eye make-up remover (which is, by the way, gentle enough for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers), because you can be sure that once that soaked cotton pad hits your eyelid, your eyeshadow doesn’t stand a chance.
Don’t believe it? Make sure you check out Deb’s demo on just how effective this eye make-up remover is….
And if you’re still not convinced, see what our Trial Team had to say about the make-up removers…
Do you keep make-up remover in your party essentials kit?
mostly eyemakeup remover!
Posted on: December 14, 2011 (Dec 14, 2011 5:03pm)
NO!! I mean ... I have it ... but it's never been an 'essential' in my kit. If I don't have any on hand, I just use my normal daily cleanser. Must give the neutrogena ones a go tho!
Posted on: December 14, 2011 (Dec 14, 2011 5:29pm)