Anti-ageing make-up tips for maturing skin

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Oh, look! It’s Dharma. You know, from that glorious and utterly hilarious show Dharma and Greg? Well, that isn’t her actually name, obviously, but she’ll always be Dharma to me…

Anyhoo. Let’s take a closer look at Ms Jenna Elfman. (That’s her real name, I swear.) Or, more specifically, let’s take a look at her make-up. And her hair. Both are doing fabulous things for her face, and making her look around a decade younger than her actual age of 41. Yes, I do not lie – she is indeed 41. So let’s steal her youthful make-up tips, shall we?

JENNA ELFMAN’S ANTI-AGEING EYE MAKE-UP
A lot of eye make-up (colourful or not) on an ageing eye area can add years to a lady’s life. Jenna has clearly wised-up to this notion, as she’s opted for a) a subtle wash of peachy taupe eyeshadow only, which actually brightens the eye area and makes it look more youthful, and b) black eyeliner that has been applied to the outer edge of her eye only, so she’s adding definition without making her eyes appear closed. Those fluttery long lashes were also a wise idea as they open up the eye area and detract from a sagging eyelid, and her thick, well-groomed eyebrows offer an instant eyelift thanks to their face-framing abilities. She’s got it nailed, basically.

JENNA ELFMAN’S ANTI-AGEING LIP COLOUR
Although subtle, Jenna’s raspberry lip gloss is a wonderful colour choice for all ages. It enhances the natural lip colour ever so slightly, while also adding warmth to the skin. And in Jenna’s case, it also highlights her frock and earrings, making her face look even more alive and healthy.

JENNA ELFMAN’S ANTI-AGEING FOUNDATION
Matte, cakey foundations are not good on ageing skins. Dewy, sheer foundations are. Why? Not only do they boost the skin’s natural glow, but they also make the skin appear more hydrated and healthy, and are less likely to sink into fine lines. If you’re over 40 and not currently using one, try these absolute gems, all of which have been tried, tested and absolutely adored by many an ageing-concerned woman: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat, Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation, or Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.

JENNA ELFMAN’S ANTI-AGEING HAIRSTYLE
See those sweeping layers covering the right side of Jenna’s face? Just like our beloved friend the blunt fringe, they’re an ingenious way of hiding unwanted crow’s feet and forehead lines. Sneaky, huh? They also sharpen Jenna’s jawline, reducing the appearance of sagging chin. Very nifty indeed. Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself, you’ll see…

Do you remember Jenna Elman from her Dharma and Greg days? Do you think she looks exceptionally good for her age? Which anti-ageing beauty tip will you be stealing from her?

MORE ANTI-AGEING MAKE-UP GOODNESS ON BH
How to look fabulous at 50 and beyond
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Colourful make-up at age 50: what works, what doesn’t
Make-up in your 40s: dos and don’ts

 

 

 

 


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Posted by: Ellecook (Australia)

She looks just gorgeous, i hope i age just as gracefully.

Posted on: February 08, 2013 (Feb 8, 2013 12:04pm)

Posted by: MoonlightSak (Australia)

I love her earings and her lashes..

Posted on: February 08, 2013 (Feb 8, 2013 12:11pm)

Smoking while pregnant: the ultimate taboo

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If you’ve turned on the radio or the television today, you’ve probably heard about the Chrissie Swan smoking scandal.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s what you need to know: Chrissie Swan, Mix FM Radio Presenter and Can of Worms host was recently snapped by paparazzi smoking a cigarette. Sounds perfectly harmless, right? It might be, if she weren’t six months pregnant.

Chrissie reportedly tried to outbid the national women’s publications for the photos of her lighting up and was allegedly prepared to pay between $10,000-$53,000 to stop them being printed – but was outbid by Woman’s Day. Yesterday morning a distressed Chrissie Swan addressed the listeners of her Melbourne radio show, apologising for her actions and admitting that she had been struggling to quit smoking since she discovered she was pregnant with her third child.

In matters such as these, where people are aware of the damaging effects of their addictions but are facing the same difficulties as regular people who are battling an addiction, should they be allowed to make their own choices and not be reprimanded? Or should the public be allowed to vocalise their objections when a child is involved?

With the risk of miscarriage, higher risk of a premature baby, a low birth weight or respiratory complications such as asthma to consider, it can be difficult to sympathise with those who are seemingly doing the wrong thing – especially if you’ve never battled an addiction yourself.

Among the social media backlash Chrissie endured, there are some people who believe that people battling an addiction (pregnant or otherwise) should be supported, not ridiculed. Even though Chrissie has been singled out in this case, health advocates report that nine per cent of women smoke a month before giving birth. Ironically, this story does manage to open up a can of worms and it raises questions about abstinence in the lead-up to and during pregnancy. Are people who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner when they’re pregnant just as guilty, or is there a fine line we should all be made aware of?

How much should women abstain from during pregnancy? Do you think there should be more support for pregnant women trying to battle addictions  – be it smoking, caffeine or even junk food?

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Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

You should give up smoking whilst pregnant

Posted on: February 08, 2013 (Feb 8, 2013 5:38am)

Posted by: Platinum Ms (Australia)

Support the girl it is so easy to judge, I feel she wouldn't do it unless she has an addiction, everyone has some kind of weakness she needs help !

Posted on: February 08, 2013 (Feb 8, 2013 7:26am)

Five best beauty bonus gifts

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It’s Beauty Book time again at David Jones, and you know what that means… bonus gifts galore across the entire cosmetics floor! Seriously, you’ll be like a kid in a candy store when you head in-store to discover all the offers. Here are just a few of our favourite beauty bonus gifts currently on counter at David Jones:

FAB FRAGRANCE OFFER: Are you a fan of Chloé fragrance? Or perhaps you’re buying a present for someone who loves it? Purchase any Chloé 50mL fragrance and you’ll receive a Chloé pouch as your gift! Alternatively, if you up-size slightly and purchase any 75mL Chloé perfume, you’ll receive your choice of a Chloé deluxe miniature fragrance!

COLOUR COMPLEMENTING: Ever wondered what eye make-up look would best suit your colourful pout? Well now you can know with certainty. Simply visit any Clinique counter for your personalised lesson on how to create the perfect eye make-up to complement your favourite Chubby Stick shade – now that’s what we call the gift that keeps on giving!

ANTI-AGEING MADE EASY: Not sure what anti-ageing products you should be using? No probs. Head to the Lancôme counter at David Jones for your complimentary skin care consultation. You’ll also receive personalised Super Serum Duo samples so that you can try before you buy!

YOUR CHANCE TO TRY IT FIRST: If you love being the first to try new products you’ll love the special offer at the Elizabeth Arden counter. Simply head in store and you can be one of the first to try the new PREVAGE Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum with your exclusive pre-launch deluxe sample. But hurry, because it’s only while stocks last!

CHOOSE YOUR OWN LIPSTICK ADVENTURE: Revlon has a great gift for all you make-up enthusiasts out there. Simply spend $34.95 or more on Revlon product and you’ll receive an ultra-cute retro cosmetics bag, plus your favourite shade of Super Lustrous Lipstick. Looking chic has never been easier!

BONUS BONUS BONUS: Ok, so I know we said ‘five best beauty bonus gifts’ but hey, who’s going to complain if we throw one extra one into the mix? The David Jones Deluxe Sampler Tote (pictured above) is an offer you definitely won’t want to miss. It contains 10 lust-have beauty products, is valued at over $93, but is yours for just $19.95 with any beauty purchase. That’s right, buy absolutely ANYTHING on the cosmetics floor at David Jones and this cool tote packed with product can be yours for no more than a twenty!

 

Like what you’re reading? Then you’re going to want to head to your nearest David Jones store pretty fast, because these special offers – and many, many more – are only available for a limited time!

Which beauty bonus offer do you like the sound of best? Which other beauty brands are you hoping will have a special offer at David Jones?

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Posted by: Rei_ (Australia)

i love these offers! but unfortunately, my bank account doesnt hahaha

Posted on: February 07, 2013 (Feb 7, 2013 5:08pm)

Posted by: Kassalee (Australia)

This is a fantastic offer!

The David Jones Deluxe Sampler Tote is my pick and you only need to buy anything worth $19.95 - I can manage that, but I don't think I can get there until next Thursday and I doubt this offer will last until then!

Posted on: February 07, 2013 (Feb 7, 2013 5:15pm)

Could Facebook help you lose weight?

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I read an article recently about a woman in the UK (beauty queen Nadia Knight to be specific) who dropped four dress sizes after she saw an unflattering photo of herself on Facebook. At the young age of 20, Nadia weighed about 102 kilos (thanks to an incredibly unhealthy diet of fast food and alcohol). The problem was she didn’t realise how much weight she had put on until she saw the pictures of herself on the social networking site, and that was all it took for Nadia to take action. She’s now a slender size eight and has been crowned Miss Northampton.

And that really got me thinking – how often does it happen that you become so complacent with your lifestyle (especially in your late teens and early 20s) that you don’t even realise that things like binge drinking and a high-fat diet have completely changed your body? How often do you make excuses when your clothes don’t fit like they used to because you don’t want to face the fact that maybe you need to make big changes? (A personal favourite I like to use is the ‘it-just-came-out-of-the-dryer-it-just-needs-to-loosen’ excuse.)

As much as it bruises the ego, something like an unflattering Facebook picture (and I’m not talking about the kind where your eyes are rolled, you’re mid-sneeze, or the angle makes you look like you have a few extra chins) could be exactly what you need to take control of you your life and your health. It can be the harsh voice of reason you may not get from a friend or relative that you may need. I know I’ve come across a few shockers that have literally had me up, in my gym gear, and outside with my skipping rope.

It’s a hard realisation to come to, but if you’ve let a few things slip over the years, it could be all the motivation you need to get back on track.

Has this ever happened to you? Would something like an unflattering picture motivate you to change your diet and exercise regime?

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Posted by: Thepinkshoe (Australia)

Yep bad photos have helped me realise that I had really put on too much weight! Photos don't lie!

Posted on: February 07, 2013 (Feb 7, 2013 12:05pm)

Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

he he this is really funny because once I took a photo of my hubby (he wasn't putting it on a bit!) and when he saw it - well, he's been on a health and fitness kick ever since! He's lost excess weight and goes to the gym to build muscles. Yep, a photo can work!

Posted on: February 07, 2013 (Feb 7, 2013 12:29pm)

How-to: love-ly Valentine’s Day nails

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Are you looking for a way to spruce yourself up for Valentine’s Day? Get in the mood for love with this flirty nail look…

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  1. STEP 1:

    Grab your base colour (a loved-up pink or red if you want to get really romantic) and apply two coats to each finger. Allow two minutes to dry and rinse your hands under cold water to help the polish set.

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  2. STEP 2:

    Apply two coats of a ruby red glitter polish to your ring finger and repeat the drying process.

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  3. STEP 3:

    Use the smaller heart stencil from your Manicare glamnails nail art pen set by sticking it on your nails and painting over the heart-shaped hole with a light pink nail polish. If you don’t have a stencil, you can cut your own from paper.

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  4. STEP 4:

    Leave the transfer on for a few minutes before removing carefully. Repeat this step until you have four or five small pink hearts covering your nail. Finish with a high-gloss topcoat.

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With the most loved-up day in the calendar year coming at you very soon, no doubt you’ve got your hair and lip looks in check. But for the girl that loves to go the extra mile, we’re positive this nail how-to is enough to make you feel completely enveloped in Cupid’s day of celebration.


FABULOUS PRODUCTS USED IN THIS LOOK:
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Back to the Fuchsia
Ulta3 Nail Colour in Disco Fever (red glitter)
AVON nailwear pro+ nail enamel in pastel pink
Heart stencils that come with Manicare glamnails nail art pen
ORLY POLISHIELD

What do you think of this Valentine's Day mani? How do you like to express your love on the most romantic day of the year?

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Posted by: Loza595 (Australia)

Love nail art, especially ones like this for Valentine's day :) Thanks, I will give it a try sometime soon

Posted on: February 07, 2013 (Feb 7, 2013 5:57am)

Posted by: Michelle007 (Australia)

very cute, love nail art.

Posted on: February 07, 2013 (Feb 7, 2013 7:56am)