The essential beauty rule to remember this winter

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I have a confession to make (cue look of shame).

I’ve been really slack with moisturising this winter. Like reallllly slack. So slack in fact, that I’m actually becoming paranoid of leaving skin flakes wherever I sit (I know, gross, right?).

Anyway, while I hope I’m not alone in my neglectful skin-caring ways, I’m sure there are a few of you out there who are also in need of a massive dose of moisture.

Enter Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil. Made from natural ingredients, including super-nourishing rosehip oil, the hydrating oil penetrates deeply into the epidermal layer of the skin (the bits that get dry and flaky), and instantly leaves your skin soft, smooth, and nourished, keeping it that way for ages.

“But it’s an oil, it will me make me feel all greasy and yuck,” I hear you say? Not so. The formula is actually non greasy (so you can use it on your face too) and absorbs so quickly, all you’ll feel is silky smooth softness.  

Here’s the icing on the hydrating cake – the oil is pretty versatile. Not only can you use it to moisturise dry and damaged skin, but it also helps treat scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, and ageing skin. And all of this for under a tenner. Get me 17, and stat!

Top tips for nourished skin in winter…

Bet you didn’t know you could do so many things with body oil…

OK, fess up, how diligent are you when it comes to moisturising in winter?

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Posted by: Summerstar77 (Australia)

I try to make it a habit everytime I get out of the shower, usually I am pretty good but sometimes it's just too cold! Definitely notice a big difference when I remember to moisturise regularly though, and body oil is the bomb!

Posted on: July 10, 2012 (Jul 10, 2012 12:32pm)

Posted by: Sezaluke90 (Australia)

im bad in winter, its to cold to fluff around, i get dressed as quick as possible

Posted on: July 10, 2012 (Jul 10, 2012 12:35pm)

Translation: oh my god! It's a bh open day!!

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It’s been a looong time, beauties. So long in fact that the beautyheaven open day had almost become a thing of folklore…so you can only imagine how excited I am to officially announce that we’re having another open day – yippee!
This time round the bh team are taking a road trip and heading to Melbourne (ok, fine, we’re flying, but still…), so if you’re in the general Melbourne area, are obsessed with all things beauty, and LOVE our site more than life itself, then you need to grab yourself a ticket. And how do you go about doing that? Simply fill in the form below and nominate a friend who you think will want to join bh. Once they’ve joined the site and activated their membership, you’ll then go into the draw to win two tickets to our open day (oh, and you don’t necessarily need to bring that friend to the open day – the extra ticket is yours to give to whoever you please). But you’d better get moving, because places are strictly limited and if our last open day is anything to go by, they’ll be gone before you know it!

And because we know you’re such an inquisitive bunch, here’s an insight into the types of treats you can expect on the day (and yes, it’s all FREE!)
-    Awesome makeovers
-    Personal skin care consultations
-    Totally-glam hair styling
-    Nourishing body care
-    Gorgeous manicures
-    Delicious drinks and nibbles
-    Fabulous goodie bags

And of course you’ll also get to meet the bh team and your fellow members, too! Here are the somewhat less squeal-inducing, but equally as important event deets:

When: Saturday 21st July
Where: Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel, 111 Little Collins Street, 
What time: there’ll be two sessions: a morning sesh from 9.30 – 12.30pm, and an afternoon sesh from 1.30 – 4.30pm

Can’t see the entry form? Click here…

Competition closes at midnight Sunday 15th July, 2012 and is open only to Melbourne residents.


How exciting is it that we’re having another open day? Is it something that you’d want to attend? Who would you bring if you won tickets?

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Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Devastated I won't be able to enter this comp, but it's only fair given the last Open Day was in Sydney. Good luck beauties! - so looking forward to hearing all about this extravaganza, seeing the photos and videos, and reading the blogs ♥

Posted on: July 10, 2012 (Jul 10, 2012 7:03am)

Posted by: Thepinkshoe (Australia)

Ooooooo!!!! Just registered!!! Going to get my mum to register as she loves beauty too! Really hope we win tickets!

Posted on: July 10, 2012 (Jul 10, 2012 7:37am)

6 things to learn from these pregnant celebs

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Pregnancy, it’s a wonderful time isn’t it? (Well, I can only imagine it’s a wonderful time, having had a total of zero children myself.)

Morning sickness and weird cravings aside, there’s just something about the glow of a pregnant woman that makes all other women envious and a little tempted to jump on the pregnancy wagon if only to achieve that level of radiance.  

And it would seem that being pregnant really agrees with some celebs (we’re looking at you brand-spanking new mums, Kourtney Kardashian and Sienna Miller!) – so much so that we pretty much think they should be pregnant all the time.  

So if you’ve got a bun in the oven, take inspiration from these pregnant celebrities. They’ve got the pregnancy look nailed.

Top 10 products for any mum-to-be…

Trying to get pregnant? This is the easiest way to track your ovulation…


Which celebrity do you think rocks the pregnancy look?

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Posted by: AmberB (Australia)

WOW! These ladies all look amazing!!

Posted on: July 09, 2012 (Jul 9, 2012 5:25pm)

Posted by: VivaliciousChic (Australia)

Sienna Miller looks glowing!

Posted on: July 09, 2012 (Jul 9, 2012 5:28pm)

New and improved beauty buys

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Is there a product you love, I mean, really can’t live without? Perhaps you think it’s reached perfect product status and just can’t get any better?

Well, you’re not alone. I definitely thought these products had reached the very height of their amazing-ness. That was, until they were re-released with tweaks and enhancements that made them even more irresistible, way easier to use and in same cases, even more technologically advanced.

Don’t believe me? Check out the gallery below for our list of beauty products that have undergone slight face-lifts to make them even more appealing to the beauty aficionados out there (and see if you can resist adding the new and improved versions to your kit!).

Have you tried any of the products on our list? Which is your favourite?

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Posted by: Princess75 (Member since 2007, Australia)

I tried the great lash years ago and found it really over rated :(

Posted on: July 09, 2012 (Jul 9, 2012 12:13pm)

Posted by: AliceRoared (Australia)

I'd love to try the Batiste coloured dry shampoo. I've been sticking to the Cedel brunette one for a while now and want to switch.

Posted on: July 09, 2012 (Jul 9, 2012 12:18pm)

The body topic no one’s talking about

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For most of us, getting our periods is considered a normality. Sure, it can often be untimely and painful, and it’s most definitely the cause of all sorts of crazy things (think random floods of tears, unfulfilled sugar cravings, totally unnecessary fights with your boyfriend/husband – yes, those things), but for the most part, it’s still perceived as pretty normal. You know what it’s all about, you chat about it openly with your friends and family, you know how your body looks/feels/reacts when it happens, and if something doesn’t seem ‘right’ you generally feel OK to ask questions about it.

Strangely enough though, when it comes to vaginal discharge – something that is also completely normal and happens to all women – the topic becomes completely taboo. I mean, how many of you actually know what it’s all about? Whether or not it’s ‘normal’ but have been too embarrassed to ask anyone about it? And hands up if you’ve noticed, and been irritated about vaginal discharge (in the sense that it messes your undies, and makes you feel sticky and less-than-fresh) but have pushed it to the back of your mind and not actually done anything about it? According to a recent survey, stats showed that 68 per cent of women admitted to experiencing discharge, with 66 per cent of those women finding it bothersome, but only 13 per cent using panty liners. Now I’m no mathematician, but that seems like a whole lot of women putting up with an annoyance that can be very easily alleviated…

Over the next few weeks, in conjunction with Carefree, we’re going to be opening up the lines of communication about vaginal discharge – discussing the causes, the concerns associated with it, and what to look out for in order to maintain good vaginal health. As a brand, Carefree believe that it’s time the subject of vaginal discharge becomes less taboo, so that women can feel more comfortable asking questions about it, and in turn get to know their bodies better. And as Editor of a site that promotes open discussion of women’s issues (whether that be the struggle to find the right foundation, or various feminine health concerns), I believe that you should never be made to feel embarrassed to ask questions and learn more about your body.

What are your thoughts on the topic? Do you agree that vaginal discharge is something that’s seen as taboo? Would you feel more comfortable talking about it openly with your friends if it wasn’t considered so embarrassing? We’d love to hear your thoughts, but if you’re not comfortable leaving a comment on the page, feel free to fill out the form below – we won’t ask for your username and it’ll come through to us totally anonymously. Can't see the form? Click here to take the survey...

P.S. Click here for your first look at the new Carefree TV ad all about vaginal discharge!

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Posted by: Divine Diva (Australia)

I asked my mum about this and she said that quite a few people in her day would often turn red or look quite uncomfortable if you even uttered the word 'period' or 'discharge' to anyone other than your own mother.
I think it's great that Beauty heaven tackles and talks about women's issues openly. I do understand that while some feel embarrassed talking about women's issues you sometimes need to ask yourself if something isn't normal for you or doesn't feel right that you should in fact get it checked out.
I was actually reading that thrush will effect at least 80% of the population at one time or another in there life (and yes gents you too can suffer from this! ) and out of this over 50% will leave this untreated due to a number of reasons, and the number one reason was they were too embarrassed to either talk to there doctor or get treatment from the chemist. Left untreated you will have endure the painful itching and burning that can be alleviated these days with one tablet and some cream.
Great article Beauty Heaven and I look forward to reading what you have in the next few weeks. :)

Posted on: July 09, 2012 (Jul 9, 2012 8:08am)

Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

is there really going to be a tv add about vaginal discharge?? I dont like adds like this and even period products. It makes me feel extremely uncomfortable when i have to sit there and watch it with my male friends and family, and i know they are just as uncomfortable. I find things like this are very personal for females and should be advertised in a more quite way.

Posted on: July 09, 2012 (Jul 9, 2012 8:55am)