How to: Kate Beckinsale’s chic side bun

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Fact: Kate Beckinsale is one of the yummiest mummies Tinseltown has to offer. She always looks flawless, especially in the hair department.

If you love the way Kate can make a red carpet style seem as simple as a straightforward ponytail, then you’re bound want to recreate this chic, side-swept up-do that can seriously be copied in around five minutes flat.

All you need is a Lady Jayne Bun Styl’r, a curling iron and a few other Lady Jayne essentials (like the Tail Comb and the Smoothing and Detangling Brush) to help you along the way. The great thing about the Lady Jayne Bun Styl’r is that it comes it different colours and sizes, so that you can create the perfect bun for your hair type! Check out my video tutorial above to see just how easy it is to create this stylish up-‘do….

Which style would you most like to create using the Lady Jayne Bun Styl’r?

 

 

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Posted by: Marza (Australia)

love it oliva

Posted on: April 23, 2013 (Apr 23, 2013 6:47am)

Posted by: Belle88 (Member since 2008, Australia)

So chic Liv! Looking fabulous as always :)

Posted on: April 23, 2013 (Apr 23, 2013 7:44am)

10 of the best lengthening mascaras

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It’s amazing how much your lashes matter. When they’re long and fluttery, they instantly take your make-up to a whole new level, which is why it’s not surprising that woman are always on the hunt for the perfect mascara. The Holy Grail of lash enhancers, if you will.

And while some women seek more volume in the thickness of their lashes, others are more concerned about the length. So if you’ve tried a gazillion mascaras in an attempt to lengthen your short lashes but to no avail, then these 10 lash lengthening wonders may be just what the doctor ordered…

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #1: COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara
The Elasta-Nylon™ formula will help give your lashes that extra oomph you’re looking for – without flaking!
“Surprised at just how well this works. In the past, most mascaras I've tried have given the same results – whether they promised length, volume or curl. This one actually does a fantastic job at lengthening your lashes, as promised, with no clumps!” – Inga409

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #2: Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Lengthening Mascara
The bristles on the mascara wand actually interlock with each individual lash to coat it with pigment and add length.
“The bristles act like a comb to separate each lash to give a really nice defined yet natural look. I apply one coat and brush it through thoroughly and it instantly darkens, lengthens and volumises my naturally short lashes. You can apply two coats to add extra length and volume but one coat is sufficient for me as I prefer the more natural look.” – Evanescenessy

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #3: Chi Chi 3-D Magic Lash
This mascara is one to grab if you’re looking for extra length, definition and curl.
“It actually DOES curl, and it actually DOES lengthen, and it actually DOES thicken your lashes. PLUS it does not clump at all which is really important to me.” – Dilshere

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #4: freezeframe® INSTANT LASH Extensions
The mascara brush deposits tiny synthetic hairs (combined with gel) to the tips of your lashes to extend the length.
“After some time of continual brushing of my lashes, I finally got the length that I wanted. It was worth the effort, as my normally stumpy lashes had surprising length. An application of my normal mascara gave me the volume that I seek also.” – scentsation

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #5: Clinique High Lengths Mascara
The nifty little green wand helps to lengthen, lift and stretch lashes for astounding results.
“The wand takes a while to get used to but after that be prepared for long lashes! This is great as it gives length without clumping, flaking or smudging. I will definitely be buying this again.” – Choonie

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #6: Mary Kay® Lash-Lengthening Mascara
Not only will this mascara help lengthen your eyelashes, but the formula helps condition, nourish and strengthen them, too.
“This mascara does exactly what is says it does...it lengthens my lashes and looks natural, though I would recommend it for a natural/ everyday look, not for party/dramatic look.” – Brooke1317

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #7: Lancôme Definicils Lengthening Mascara
Want long, defined lashes? Then you’ll love what this mascara and the grooved bristles will do for you.
“The type of brush with this product makes it extremely easy to apply and get it perfectly applied straight away. The lashes are each individually separated and they look very much individually defined and coloured black.” – softness

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #8: Mirenesse Secret Weapon 24HR Mascara
If you have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses, you can be sure that this lengthening, thickening and curling mascara will deliver great results without irritating your eyes.
“I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I'm truly impressed with the product. It doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes, doesn't flake or clump, and gives a nice lift to my flaccid lashes. This really is a super mascara!” – cat lover

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #9: L’Oréal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes
The two-step mascara first coats your lashes to strengthen and nourish them and then applies lengthening tubes to each lash to make them appear 80 per cent longer.
“Even just applying the white base coat, you can notice lengthened lashes and after applying the mascara section, my lashes look amazing! It holds the curl of the lashes for the whole day. The mascara isn’t clumpy so it looks like natural long thick lashes.” – Tried and Tested

LASH LENGHTENING MASCARA #10: ModelCo FIBRE LASH
The nylon fibres in this mascara work wonders to add length to your lashes. Plus, the mascara is smudge and tear-proof!
“With practice I have found that this mascara is amazing! My lashes have never looked longer and its great that now I don't constantly have to make sure my falsies are still glued in place. The fibres have great staying power and the payoff is great. All in all a really good product!” – Caittt93

Do use a lash lengthening mascara that you’d recommend? What do you look for in a mascara?
Need more volume? Check out beautyheaven’s top 10 volumising mascaras…
Fibre-what?? Get the low-down on fibre lash mascaras…

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Posted by: cocoflower3 (Australia)

i have been looking for a good lash lengthening mascara for ages! recently i finally bought the covergirl lashblast length and it has been fantastic so far, glad it was mentioned here! can't wait to try the other one's out :)

Posted on: April 22, 2013 (Apr 22, 2013 5:10pm)

Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

I hav used the Mirenesse mascara and was pleased with the results

Posted on: April 22, 2013 (Apr 22, 2013 5:22pm)

Think you’re pretty nifty with nail art?

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Are you a keen Instagram user? Do you enjoy experimenting with nail art? Are you a huge fan of pastel colours? If you answered yes to any (or all) of the above, then you sound like the perfect person to take part in our Instagram nail art competition, organized exclusively with Estée Lauder.

You see, Estée Lauder have launched a new range of pastel nail shades that are quite simply, out of this world. Rather than just a straightforward giveaway, we thought we’d show you the nail hues in action – and give you a chance to win them in a way that totally showcases your creative side.

Don’t follow us on Instagram yet? Search for @beautyheaven

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Twice a week over a two-week period (STARTING TODAY), we will be posting a nail art look to our Instagram account (so make sure you’re following us and keeping an eye out!). Once the nail look has been posted, you will have two to three days to recreate this nail look at home as best you can (feel free to make it your own by using your own colours and polishes) and then post it to your own Instagram account with @beautyheaven and #EsteeLauderPastelNailArt underneath your photo.

WHAT DO I WIN?
We’ve got four Estée Lauder Nail packs containing the entire pastel nail range, plus Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paints to give away!

HOW DO I KNOW IF I'VE WON?
Keep an eye out on our Instagram account; we’ll be announcing each winner before we post the next nail art look. If you recognise your name as a winner, simply e-mail olivia@beautyheaven.com.au with your address and place the title of the nail art look you won in the subject line.

COMPETITION CLOSES: midnight May 5th 2013

What is your favourite kind of nail art to create? Are you in need of some pretty new polishes?

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Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

I love nail art with glitter and neons in it! What a great comp, good luck to all entering.

Posted on: April 22, 2013 (Apr 22, 2013 12:09pm)

Posted by: notsojayne (Member since 2007, Australia)

Interesting comp, I love a bit of nail art and Estée Lauder polishes are pretty good too!

Posted on: April 22, 2013 (Apr 22, 2013 12:14pm)

Want fuller, healthier lashes and brows?

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For those of you who aren’t aware, I’m big on brows. Like, really big. I see a groomed, full eyebrow as a beauty essential, and encourage all ladies to pay more attention to their brows on a daily basis. (Read: growing them out if need be, seeing an eyebrow expert for reshaping, and filling them in for more definition.)

I’m also big on lashes. To me, mascara is a must-have. This is mainly because my lashes are on the stumpy side, which means I’m always on the hunt for a wand that’ll make them thicker, longer and wonderfully fluttery.

So, you can imagine the excitement that resulted when I met this ingenious new product: Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum. Yep, you read that right – this product is completely dedicated to making both your lashes and brows look a whole lot better.

FOUR REASONS WHY I LOVE THIS LASH AND BROW PRODUCT

#1. It’s a clinically proven treatment product, so it actually works.
The Elizabeth Arden team conducted a clinical study where 30 woman used the PREVAGE Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum and, after two weeks, all of them said there was a visible improvement in the look of their lashes. After four weeks, there was a 40 per cent improvement in their lash length, thickness and density. Amazing.

#2. It actually treats the issues behind lash and brow breakage.
Daily beauty routines, aggressors, irritants, ageing and a lack of nutrients and vitamins all impact the natural growth and renewal process of our lashes and brows. Sadly, this means we’re often left with thinner, brittle hairs. This serum contains key ingredients and vitamins that not only support the natural hair life cycle and promote healthy, strong lash and brow hairs, but that also enable them to recover from said unavoidable damage more quickly.

#3. It’s safe for sensitive eyes.

The formula itself has been dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and is fragrance-free and colourant-free, making it more than safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

#4. It’s super-easy to apply.
The fine tip applicator means it’s easy to apply the product in a stroking fashion to the base of the upper and lower lashes, and across the brow area. Better yet, you only need to use it once a day (ideally at bedtime) on a clean eye area three or four times a week to maintain healthy, strong lashes and brows. Love.

Do you have weak, brittle and sparse eyelashes and eyebrows? Would you like to use a product like the Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum to help give you thicker, fuller lashes and brows?

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: missredsage (Australia)

I love that there are new products coming out which target the lesser known problems, but really important ones!

Posted on: April 22, 2013 (Apr 22, 2013 7:31am)

Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Yes I have sparse lashes, and have already made a huge difference to their length and lushness using RapidLash - I'm a fan of these types of serums and can vouch for the effectiveness at least of the one that I have tried. This Prevage one sounds utterly delish and may be even better, but at almost double the price I will wait until it has been reviewed by some of the bh members :-)

Posted on: April 22, 2013 (Apr 22, 2013 7:40am)

How would you describe yourself?

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I love Dove. For one, the products are on high-rotation in my shower (hot tip: the Triple Moisturising Deeply Nourishing Body Wash is like heaven on your skin. If you’re not already on the bandwagon, get on it before winter sets in. You won’t regret it. Promise.) And second, because of what they believe in. Women – all women – are beautiful, sexy, gorgeous, intelligent, wonderful and all around phenomenal. And we should all know it.

We’ve all seen their ‘Real Beauty’ campaigns – from the full-figured and curvy women in their underwear to the video of the evolution of beauty that showed exactly what it takes to make someone into a billboard model.

By now you may have seen their latest campaign, the one that explores the idea that women are their own worst critics. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the deal: seven women sat with an FBI-trained forensic artist and answered a series of questions about their appearance. They were sitting behind a curtain, so the sketch artist had no idea about what they looked like – all he could do was draw them based on their descriptions. The women had also met with a stranger for a short period of time without being told why. The sketch artist then drew a portrait of the women as explained by the stranger.  So how did the two images differ? The stranger’s point of view showed women who were more beautiful and happy – showing that we really are way too hard on ourselves.

Watch the video to see just how it played out:

It’s pretty scary to see how quick we are to point out our flaws – bags under our eyes, straggly hair, round faces, pointy chins, moles, pimples – without embracing our own beauty. Why is it so easy to see the beauty and positives in others and be so hard on ourselves?

Dove is committed to creating a world where our own beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So instead of focusing on the negatives (which, let’s face it, are so tiny and miniscule that you’re they only one that’s bothered by them), let’s all embrace our beauty and celebrate it. It can only lead to good, right?

What do you think of Dove’s latest campaign? Are you too quick to point out your flaws?

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Posted by: Ljene (Australia)

Who knows our flaws better than ourselves? These are the things we're trying to improve. We don't need to improve our good points (or not generally).

Posted on: April 19, 2013 (Apr 19, 2013 5:02pm)

Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

Funny thing is that since I've been interested in the world of beauty my confidence has grown. I realize that everyone is unique and beautiful in there own way.

Posted on: April 19, 2013 (Apr 19, 2013 5:14pm)