14 Nov 2011 14:36 PM | Posted by Editor
If you’ve invested the time (and money) in doing everything you can to make sure your face looks as radiant and youthful as possible, it seems a shame to let aged-looking hands let you down.
In fact, while most of us will do as much as we can to ensure our face, neck and décolletage remain line and wrinkle free, we often tend to forget about our hands – which get just as much, if not more exposure to the elements that age us.
So the next time you apply your anti-ageing skin serum or SPF face cream, take an extra second to slather on one of these age-fighting hand creams too…
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Anti-Ageing Hand Cream – formulated with soy, which is known for it’s skin brightening and soothing properties, this intensive hand cream helps to minimise age spots and pigmentation. It also contains SPF 15 to help guard against harmful UV rays.
The Body Shop Wild Rose Targeted Hand Oil – containing well-known natural age-fighter, rosehip, this non-greasy hand oil will give mature hands the shot of nourishment they need to look more even toned and youthful within four weeks. The roller-ball application also allows you to easily target age spots and pigmentation.
Priori Advanced AHA Complex Hand and Body Revitalizing Lotion with LCA – packed with antioxidants and vitamins, this hardworking hand cream is designed to minimise the signs of ageing, dehydration and sun damage, while simultaneously protecting your hands from future damage.
my constantly using hand sanitizer- so my hands are pretty dry- and im only 21!
Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 5:03pm)
The Priori one looks interesting - but way out of my budget range. And my hands have always looked super old - such a downer.
Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 5:10pm)
14 Nov 2011 10:11 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
It can be said that true beauty can be attributed to good health – you know, when you put nutrient-rich things into your body you’re more likely to get results like a shiny bouncy crop of hair, firm, radiant skin and perhaps even a body that’s on it’s way to looking like Miranda Kerr’s glorious figure (no junk food in her diet, only organic, natural foods pass those lips – just one of the things responsible for that body!).
So when a beauty buy comes along that actually gives you something on the inside, instead of just providing a coating and making you look good on the outside, then that’s a product you definitely want in your life, right?
Introducing Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping™ mascara. Not only does this wonder wand feature a thickening formula that grabs and evenly coats each lash in a single sweep, it also contains a lash-enhancing phyto-peptide that actually conditions and strengthens your lashes as it coats, which complements their natural growth cycle. This means your flutter is getting treated to a strengthening, nourishing shot each time you coat your lashes with Grow Luscious Plump mascara – and isn’t that reason enough to get sweeping?
With continued use, you’ll notice that your lashes actually feel softer, and have less chance of breaking off due to brittleness and dryness. So you can enjoy a full and flirty flutter that’s contributed to the health of your own natural lashes, not just the way the formulation of a mascara can make them look. And isn’t that the best kind of beautiful to be?
What do you look for in a mascara?
Well my eyes are really sensitive because I wear contacts so I look for a mascara that is natural/organic and plumps.
Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 12:02pm)
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A good waterproofness is what I look for in a mascara - around half of the year it's pretty essential for me to have this type.
Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 12:04pm)
14 Nov 2011 08:22 AM | Posted by bh'sLeanne
Now’s the time to channel your inner critic as we’re inviting you to help decide who should be crowned BlogStar 2011.
The entries are in and my, oh my, what a lot of entries there are. Well done to everyone that entered.
Now comes the fun part – trawling through the blogs and vlogs (video blogs) to decide the top three written blogs and top three vlogs. Simply drop by beautyheaven’s Competitions area and check out the many entries. Once you have a clear idea of your favourite three entries in each category (Written and Video), cast your vote by filling in a voting form, which can be found at the bottom of every entry page. Only one voting form may be submitted per person – so be sure to get your vote right the first time!
Voting closes on Wednesday November 23rd at midnight.
I have my faves in mind. Do you?
Yep I know who I am voting for, just need to go fill out the form.. The entries were amazing to read/watch and everyone did such a great job.
Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 11:00am)
To be fair I made sure I went through each blog and Vlog, it is only fair as these people have taken the time to do articles and videos. We have some very talented writer's in our Beauty Heaven Club. Heaps of information/opinions can be gained on all things regarding beauty. Well done all. I have picked my favourites and have voted. GOOD LUCK ......####SANDRA
Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 11:01am)
10 Nov 2011 17:53 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
Do you have a child in their tween or teenage years? Have you given any thought to what’s happening or about to happen to their face? You may not have even thought about it until just now, but let me tell you why you should…
If you have a daughter around the 11 to14-year-old mark, any moment now she’s going to discover make-up, and she’s going to dive in headfirst. Simultaneously, her hormones are going to kick into overdrive, causing all sorts of skin concerns such as acne, blackheads, blind pimples and oiliness. And the skin care regime you’re currently using on your own skin just won’t cut it for her as it’s clearly not suited for her young skin. So when it comes time to rinse her face at the end of the day, remove that make-up and help solve her skin care woes, what are you going to point her towards? Let us give you a couple of clues…
Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash is an alcohol-free daily-use cleanser that will be gentle to her young skin, swiftly removing grime and make-up, while delving deep into her pores to help prevent embarrassing breakouts down the line.
To ensure a thorough clean, team this face wash with a gentle toner and her skin will feel as soft and supple as it did before her hormones hit and she ever got her mitts on your make-up bag. We like Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner for its ability to recondition skin without leaving it feeling too dry and tight.
For both girls and boys around the delicate 12 to 17-year-old mark, oil control can be a big problem. Hormones are at an all time high, and oil production is right up there with the best of them.
Ensure your kids don’t suffer the shiny effects of oily skin by supplying them with an exfoliator that works to regulate oil production, unclog their pores and rid their skin of impurities, all the while helping to keep greasy shine at bay. Neutrogena Deep Clean® Shine Control Daily Scrub deposits rice proteins onto the skin to help combat and absorb excess oil for up to eight hours, meaning your kids are better protected for longer.
What kind of skin care do you think teens should start with?
definately something really gentle on their skin! when they get breakouts etc, then introduce them to something like scrubs, acne washes etc!
Posted on: November 12, 2011 (Nov 12, 2011 5:17am)
Cetaphil cleanser! Definitely!
Posted on: November 12, 2011 (Nov 12, 2011 5:45am)
11 Nov 2011 16:59 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
Think you’re a seasoned professional when it comes to waxing? It’s just: apply the wax, press down and pull, right? Wrong, so very wrong beauties.
If you want the best possible results from your wax there are many things to keep in mind when waxing your legs, or any party of your body for that matter. Tips that can ensure your waxing works first time around, and keep your skin hair-free for longer. We’ve got five tips to ensure you put your best bits forward when it comes to DIY waxing…
- 1. Room temperature rules. Take your environment into consideration before waxing. If the room is too hot the wax will be too runny and not spread evenly over the hairs. If it’s too cold then it won’t spread far at all.
- 2. Patch test is best. The outside of the wax pot may seem kind of hot, yet bearable, but keep in mind that it’s probably a lot hotter inside. Once on, wax is hard to get off and if it goes on too hot it could burn you. Patch test the product on the inside of your wrist first before beginning.
- 3. Rub it up. Once you’ve applied your wax, smooth a cloth strip (if you’re using pot wax) over it and rub the strip a few times to guarantee that more hair is captured in the wax. When you then pull your strip off, more hair will come with it, meaning less chance you’ll have to go over that same spot again.
- 4. Hold on tight. Tightly holding the skin around the area that you’re about to wax is a great way to minimise pain and ensure more hair is removed with the first pull. The tensing motion stabilises the surrounding skin, making the motion much swifter, and minimising the risk of pulling and damaging your skin.
- 5. Go against the grain. For a more successful hair removal rate, simply apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth (which is usually, but not always, in a downwards direction) and then pull it off against the direction of the hair growth (so if the hair is growing downwards, you’d pull the wax upwards).
Waxes to try:
only thing i can think of is not to use it on short hairs and apply on bare skin without moisturisers on for example :O
Posted on: November 11, 2011 (Nov 11, 2011 5:15pm)
:) im still yet to do it again after the last episode of Ouchiies :|
thanks for the tips again Liv
Posted on: November 11, 2011 (Nov 11, 2011 5:16pm)