5 awesome Olympic-themed products

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Olympic fever in London is soaring through the roof, and it’s definitely caught on here at bh HQ. A lot of you clever cookies are already participating in our very own eye-lympics and submitting mighty fine Olympic-themed nails, so we thought we’d better get in on the action, too.

Keeping the spirit of the games alive, we’ve gathered together some of the craziest and most fun Olympic-themed products on the beauty shelves.

Now, using these champion products on a daily basis might be considered a little OTT, but hey, there’s only another week of games to go so there’s no better time to go wild your make-up look.

Red, blue, white, silver, yellow and green… we’ve got them all. Dive in, beauties.

Olympian #1: 1000 Hour Metallic Nails in Electric Blue
Representing the cobalt blue of the Australian flag, these temporary stick-on nails can be worn by themselves or with a streak of ruby red polish to really get you into the Aussie flag spirit.

Olympian #2: MeMeMe Limited Edition Nail Set in Bronze, Silver and Gold
Paint your precious digits in one of these three medal-inspired shades and watch the Aussie champions fight till the finish line. Feel free to alternate the three colours on your fingernails.

Olympian #3: Vixen Liprageous Temporary Lip Tattoos in Silver Printed Glitter
Channel your inner Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beth Ditto or a silver medalist you admire and pucker up with this shimmery lip tattoo. Don’t worry, these are temporary, but they will stay on for about eight hours.

Olympian #4: Bourjois Metallic eye pencil in Yellow

Yellow-tinted nail polish and eye shadow are pretty popular, but have you ever heard of a yellow eyeliner pencil? Well, now you have. Apply this metallic eyeliner to your waterline to brighten your eyes and flash a vibrant Aussie hue with every blink.

Olympian #5: Ulta3 Eyeshadow Quartet in Emerald City

This eyeshadow will befriend the yellow eye pencil and give your eyes a true blue Aussie look. With three shades of green to choose from and a muted bronze that can be used to highlight the inner corners of your eyes, you’ll be well equipped to win a medal for the most dedicated Aussie fan at bh’s eye-lympics.

Extra: Oh, and if you're feeling extra patriotic and courageous, why not try a semi-permanent eyelash extension courtesy Xtreme Lashes by Jo Mousselli? Head to one of their salons and see an eyelash stylist to get your personalised Olympic-themed lash extension. Fancy!

Oh, and if you wish to keep the flame burning, give your nails an Aussie makeover.



Which one of these awesome products are you most excited about? Would you wear these looks after the Olympics are over?

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Posted by: Josie1993 (Australia)

I'm excited about Ulta3 Eyeshadow Quartet in Emerald City

Posted on: August 03, 2012 (Aug 3, 2012 12:04pm)

Posted by: Princess75 (Member since 2007, Australia)

I love the nail collection and those sparkly lips! How fun are ,they!?

Posted on: August 03, 2012 (Aug 3, 2012 12:08pm)

Style sharing celebrity couples

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There are certain signs that point to a couple being completely loved up. Pet names, hand-holding (which may lead to excessive PDA), and lingering stares are usually strong indicators, but another dead give-away is when they start dressing the same. Not exactly the same, but matching their clothes just enough to tell the world that they’re together.

So check out these matchy-matchy celebrity couples and their super-coordinated outfits, and tell us what you think – cutesy or totally cheesy?


Couples who dress the same can be cute. Celebrities who dress the same is just down-right awkward…

The most OTT celebrity weddings…

What do you think of celebrity couples who dress the same?

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Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Lol I hadn't seen that very early pic of the Beckham's before - definitely cheesy and only outdone in the OTT stakes by Justin and Britney. Ellen and Portia look super cute, but my fave is Brad & Angelina - classy :-)

Posted on: August 03, 2012 (Aug 3, 2012 5:28am)

Posted by: Michelle Sweetheart (United States)

I find that the corny matchy-matchy outfits seem to be the kiss of death for many of these celebrities. Once they lost their individuality from each other they were heading to the end.

Posted on: August 03, 2012 (Aug 3, 2012 5:58am)

How-to: Chanel-esque Olympic-inspired nails

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It feels ridiculously wrong to be writing this, but I’m today I’m suggesting you mess with the sacred two-toned metallic silver and pink nail art seen at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2012 runway show in Paris last month. Yes, tampering with the beauty vision of a brand that’s known for setting worldwide nail trends is somewhat dangerous, but it’s all a part of embracing the Olympics Games and channelling your Aussie sporting spirit, I say.

So, in an effort to use your digits as a cheering instrument, I’m urging you all to copy this delightful two-toned metallic gold and green nail art look… 

 

STEP 1: Apply a base coat to your nails. Doing so will protect your nails from turning yellow, while making the colour stay put and preventing chipping, too. We used: ORLY Bonder. 

 

 

 

STEP 2: Take a metallic gold nail polish, and apply a generous coat of colour to each nail. Make sure you take the colour right down to your cuticles, as this will enhance the finished effect. Keep it to one coat, too – a double layer of metallic nail polish will be too thick for this look. We used: NYC Colour in Gold Coin. 

 

 

 

STEP 3: Using a green nail polish hue, paint two or three vertical lines down the centre of each nail, leaving a gap of metallic gold nail lacquer to poke through at the base of the nail and on each side. Reapply the colour to each nail until the green is a solid colour. We used: Revlon Classic Nail Enamel in Sassy.

 

 

 

STEP 4: Allow your nails to dry completely before using a high-shine topcoat to help seal in all your hard Olympic-inspired nail art work. We used: ORLY Glosser.

 

 

Note: We used more of a lime green hue for our creation, but don’t be afraid to use a true dark bottle green if you wish to stay completely true to the Australia Olympic team colours.

OTHER FUN AUSSIE NAIL ART IDEAS: Not sure if this look is for you? Why not try a green coloured base with a coat of sparkly gold lacquer over the top? Or, you could jump on the Australian flag bandwagon and create stripes of red, white and blue. Go on… it’d be un-Australian not to.

Cherie Herrmann

 

 

 

 


What do you think of this Olympic-esque nail art look inspired by Chanel? Is it something you’d wear? And are you as addicted to watching the Olympic Games as I am?

PS. Want more Olympic-themed beauty content? Here are our top tips on adding a little Games fever to your beauty routine...


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Posted by: IndieAna (Member since 2008, Australia)

Wow, this look for nails is fantastic! So many colour combos could achieve fantastic results! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Posted on: August 02, 2012 (Aug 2, 2012 12:18pm)

Posted by: lipstick gypsy (Australia)

I love all the Olympic themed things BH is doing :) very fun!

Posted on: August 02, 2012 (Aug 2, 2012 12:19pm)

beautorium is live!

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The time has arrived, beauties! We're happy to declare beautorium officially open.

Shortly after noon we threw open the doors to our exclusive rewards room and invited our most loyal members to swap their points for a vast array of fabulous products.

If you haven't had a look yet, enter beautorium now.

Having trouble getting in? Depending on your connection speed, you may find the site is slow to load because so many people are browsing for their top product picks. Please persevere and keep refreshing your browser.
Want to know how beautorium works? We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions below to help your shopping go smoothly.

So, what is beautorium?
beautorium is the on-site event for our most loyal members where member loyalty points can be redeemed for beauty products. Think of it like a shop. You can drop by, browse a myriad of marvellous beauty products, pop a few of your faves in your shopping cart and pay with your points.

Are all members eligible to enter beautorium?
Everyone can browse through beautorium but only members who have reached beauty fanatic, beauty buff or beauty guru status can cash in their points. If you haven’t reached beauty fanatic status just yet, don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to collect points in time for the next event.

How long is beautorium open for?
A day, a week, a fortnight! It depends how long it takes for the products to be snapped up, however, beautorium will run for a maximum of two weeks.

When can I start buying products?
As soon as beautorium officially opens on Thursday you can start cashing in your points. There is only a limited amount of each product available (it varies depending on the product) and once the products go, that’s it. When all the stock is gone a ‘Sold out’ notice will appear, so be sure to get in quick.

How much does delivery cost?
A subsidised delivery cost of $4.95 (for one to three items) or $9.95 (for four or more items) applies to all transactions. This goes a little way to covering some of the costs of postage and packaging. We accept payments via credit card or PayPal.

Where can I get more information?
If the above details haven’t answered your questions, please take a look at our terms and conditions or our FAQs. You can also email us at: beautorium@beautyheaven.com.au.

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Are you buying products in beautorium? Which products have caught your eye?

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Posted by: Phaine (Australia)

Phew! I was luckier than many of the other ladies and picked up 2 picture polishes and a physicians formula eye liner.

Posted on: August 02, 2012 (Aug 2, 2012 12:32pm)

Posted by: Tinaaa (Australia)

i managed to get all the 3 things i wanted! thanks so so so much bh <3

Posted on: August 02, 2012 (Aug 2, 2012 12:33pm)

Super-duper Dove offer

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Love Dove products so much that your friends sometimes mistake your bathroom cabinet for the Dove section of the supermarket? Or perhaps you’ve dabbled in Dove but want to try a few more products in the range? Either way, you’ll want to get your butt down to Priceline pretty soon, because they’ve got a super-duper Dove offer that you definitely won’t want to miss.

Here’s how it’ll work:
 

Step one: hop, skip and jump to your nearest Priceline store
Step two: choose two Dove products to purchase and get 20 per cent off when you pay at the register – hoorah!
Step three: smile excitedly as you choose a third full-sized Dove product, for free! (There will be five products to choose from, so get ready to make the tough decision)
Step four: get even more excited as you’re handed a voucher that you can use in Priceline to receive $2 off your next Dove purchase – woo hoo!! (This voucher will be valid from 14th – 27th August and can only be used towards the purchase of the same product you chose in Step 3, so choose carefully!)

So just to recap… Buy any two Dove products, get 20 per cent off your purchase, PLUS receive a FREE Dove product AND a voucher for $2 off your next purchase of that product!
Is that an awesome offer or what? But you’d better hurry, because stocks are limited and we know there’ll be loads of ladies and lads wanting to take advantage of this offer!

What’s your favourite Dove product? Are you going to do your best to redeem this offer?

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Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Neat offer, I'll be taking them up on it. I'm already a loyal fan of their cream deodorant - the best I've ever tried :-)

Posted on: August 02, 2012 (Aug 2, 2012 5:19am)

Posted by: Tinaaa (Australia)

i will definitely be getting some products! awesome offer!! i love their soaps :)

Posted on: August 02, 2012 (Aug 2, 2012 5:36am)