What can sexy ScarJo learn from beige Biel?

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HONEST ANNOUNCEMENT: It’s not often that I’d proclaim Jessica Biel as a winner in the hair and beauty stakes. Truth be told, I’m known around the office as a bit of a Jessica Biel anti-fan. I think she’s a little on the ‘beige’ side.

That is, she’s not all that interesting. With her hair, her make-up and even her celebrity. I’d love to see her in a Lilo-style scandal just once. I’d even pay to see her rocking a thigh-high split, or a smoky eye that’s not quite so ‘safe’.

But alas, every time we see her on the red carpet she’s just beige, beige, beige. Nude lip, perfect skin, blunt fringe and a pale frock – it honestly puts me to sleep most of the time. Except for recently, when she was spotted next to Scarlett Johannson at the premiere of ‘Hitchcock’ in New York. ScarJo was rocking a mulberry lip just like Biel’s, as well as a comb over, set off by a pair of mis-placed braids on the left side of her head.

Honestly Scarjo, what were you thinking? The pretty twist in your hair on its own would have seen you score top points, I just can’t figure out why you’d want to add corn-row-style braids, too. You’ve made Jessica Biel look like a style queen – and I wasn’t sure that anyone could do that.

Okay, so even though Biel is a little beige, at least she knows what works for her. Her chic, sleek, low-slung twisted pony paired with statement earrings is a great look for her, and it makes her look red carpet ready – instead of like she’s spent the night at a girls’ slumber party.

Doesn’t ScarJo know that she could have tried any number of braids in order to jazz-up her look? What about a flattering fishtail? A whimsical waterfall braid? Even a ravishing Rapunzel braid? 

Either way, she definitely needs to check herself before she wrecks herself. Come on ScarJo, work your magic!

What would you suggest ScarJo do to improve her look?

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Posted by: Pixiealso (Australia)

Oh, maybe it's a sign of impending age or something - but I tend to think both ladies about as interesting as each other (style-wise). They both have a bit of a "prescribed" look, imo...

Posted on: November 20, 2012 (Nov 20, 2012 5:09pm)

Posted by: Isabelle135 ()

I think Jessica always looks stunning! Even if she is plain I'd rather see that than some of the tacky things other celebrities pull out...

I do agree about Scarlett however, she needs to lose the braids

Posted on: November 20, 2012 (Nov 20, 2012 5:09pm)

The face wipes with an overall five star rating...

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I’d bet my favourite mascara that there isn’t a beauty nut out there who doesn’t have a constant supply of face wipes. And for good reason, too. How can you not love a skin care product that quickly and easily removes your make-up, cleanses your face, and cares for you skin? Oh and did we mention that wipes are also super easy on your purse strings, too?

So which face wipes are beautyheaven members loving so much that they’ve given them an overall rating of five stars? That’d be the multi-tasking NIVEA Pure Effect 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes. The double-sided wipes not only cleanse your face and get rid of impurities, but they exfoliate your skin too, leaving it feeling clean and radiant.


But why do bh members love them so much? Take a look at their reviews and you’ll soon find out why these are a skin care staple you won’t want to live without…

“I was so surprised at how well the removed my make-up and my skin wasn’t irritated at all. The exfoliating side felt so nice and removed any flakey skin I had (from my foundation drying it out)” - Georgixox

“Freshly scented, these double sided wipes are all I could ever ask for in a wipe. With an exfoliating side that really works to lift and remove old skin cells and debris these wipes clear pores and keep skin blemish free” – softness

“Most days I don't wear make-up so I found these perfect for quickly removing the oil and grime that had accumulated on my skin throughout the day. Some wipes are too dry to effectively cleanse but that wasn't the case with these ones. They were lovely and moist and it was quite surprising the amount of dirt they would lift off my skin.” - beautystar

“They take off my make-up so easily and effectively and leave my skin feeling really soft and smooth because of the exfoliating effect. I love using them on nights out when I get home late and am super tired and too lazy to wash my face.” – Glitterbabe_15

“The normal gentle side leaves your skin very soft and smooth, and doesn't leave it wet or over-dried (which I find happens with a lot of wipes). The second side is covered with bumps/ exfoliating agents that I apply second and I can feel it work efficiently and thoroughly on my skin – it is a very gentle exfoliation on top of the cleanse” – ray_jay

Click here to read more reviews on NIVEA Visage 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes…

Do you use face wipes? Have you tried these NIVEA wipes yet? What did you think of them?

Watch as bh’s Deb proves why these are cleansing wipes with a difference…
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Posted by: Jenniqua (Australia)

I havent tried these particular face wipes. I tried the Wotnot ones and the Loreal ones but they were a little too drying on my skin. I love the fact that these ones are exfoliating as well.

Posted on: November 20, 2012 (Nov 20, 2012 12:54pm)

Posted by: Coconal (Australia)

I do like face wipes but I try not to use them too often, more for emergencies or when I'm travelling!

I would love to try these, I think I've tried similar Nivea ones but I'm not 100% sure I've tried these ones for sure. This is going on my list next!

Posted on: November 20, 2012 (Nov 20, 2012 1:29pm)

How-to: fake an extra-large bun

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Ever wondered how so many women are able to sport an amazing oversized bun when yours just looks small and insignificant? Contrary to popular belief, the answer does not lie in having super-long locks. In fact, we’re willing to bet our beauty kit that your bun can look just as awesomely XL even if your hair only just passes your shoulders! The secret, dear Beauties, lies in a little gem of a hair accessory that goes by the name of the Scunci Bun Maker. Sure, it looks a bit strange straight out of the box, but trust me when I say it has the ability to transform your hair from drab to fab in a matter of minutes. And it is so easy to do.

Don’t believe me? Just check out my Scunci Bun Maker video tutorial above and you too will soon be sporting a super-styling oversized bun! Here's a peek at the finished look..

Top tip: if your hair is a bit on the shorter side, you can still use the Scunci Bun Maker effectively. Just be sure to arm yourself with a few extra bobby pins and some hairspray to secure those shorter pieces that fall out while you’re creating the style.

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Plus…stay tuned for more easy-peasy hair tutorials – we’ll have another one for you later this week!

What do you think of the Scunci Bun Maker – pretty easy way to achieve a perfect bun, right? What do you think of the ‘roll down’ method used to achieve a REALLY voluminous bun?

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Posted by: Youarebeautiful (Australia)

I use a bun maker all the time!!! The best thing is that it looks natural,comes in my hair colour and is soooo easy to achieve!! Great summer look!

Posted on: November 20, 2012 (Nov 20, 2012 8:00am)

Posted by: NailObsessed (Australia)

I have never seen the 'roll down' method! Looks great. I bought one of the sponge things, but it was way too big for my hair lol. Might go see if i can find this set!

Posted on: November 20, 2012 (Nov 20, 2012 8:03am)

The secret to successfully treating acne

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Ah, acne. If you’ve ever had issues battling pesky pimples, it’s bound to be a word that sends shivers down your spine and has you clutching at a mirror, scanning for any signs of breakouts.

But how much do we really know about acne? And are there simple ways to treat it that we may be overlooking? We have the answer.

The trick to treating problematic skin is to structure your skin routine - that is, to use products from the same range that complement each other and provide an effective treatment. Using products from different ranges has the potential to send your skin into turmoil, either being made too oily or too dry by using an inharmonious combination of products that don’t work together seamlessly to battle your individual skin issue.

So what causes acne in teenagers and adults? You’ll be surprised to learn that it’s actually the same for both teens and adults. According to Danné Montague-King, founder of his namesake skin care brand, it seems hormones are to blame. And, more pointedly, stress. Yep, the hypothalamus gland receives the stress signals that trigger the production of testosterone, which in turn prompts the sebaceous oil gland to pump more sebum to the surface of the skin, and (once cuticle build-up and bacteria are involved) acne becomes rampant. Teens tend to stress more, which is why teen acne is more common. 

Did you know there are ingredients you should stock up on and ones to avoid at all costs? Danné recommends using natural ingredients that have antibacterial properties such as rosemary (which is found in DMK ACU-MIST), as well as clove, which uses its purging and softening abilities to help rid skin of pustules and blind pimples. Danné also suggests avoiding skin care products that contain heavy bacteria-attracting oils, and products that dry out the skin, such as benzoyl peroxide.

And what happens if you feel you’re too busy to adopt a ‘proper’ daily skin care routine? Well, Danné has a warning for you: “In my experience, ‘lazy’ women and men put up with skin conditions and tend to look ten years older than their real age after 40 or so! The morale of this is, put the effort in, don’t be lazy when it comes to your skin.” We hear you loud and clear, Danné!

What are your best acne-treating tips?

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Posted by: Hayley_22 (Australia)

my best tip is to use tea tree oil it works a treat on pimples

Posted on: November 19, 2012 (Nov 19, 2012 6:45pm)

Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

Try to avoid smothering your spots in concealer it just makes your spots worse, let your skin breathe without wearing makeup all the time.

Posted on: November 19, 2012 (Nov 19, 2012 6:57pm)

2012 American Music Awards: bold or boring?

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When it comes to the American Music Awards, we immediately think of looks that are bold and daring – you know, the type that make the often-quirky musicians stand out from the crowd (think Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha and Katy Perry…get our drift?)

And it was no different at this year’s awards – well, for most of the celebs that took to the red carpet, anyway. Yet, while some jumped at the opportunity to do something a little different and dramatic with their eye make-up, others seemed to play it safe, which we thought was a little boring.

But what do you think? Do you think an awards show like the American Music Awards is the perfect opportunity to play around with your make-up and hair? Or should celebrities stick with what they know works, even if it is a little boring?

Take a look at the gallery below and let us know what you think!...

 

Which eye make-up look is your favourite? Do you think when it comes to an awards show like the American Music Awards that’s a little on the fun side, celebrities should play around with their make-up look?

Lucy Hale, we want more of THIS!...

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Posted by: Auralee (Australia)

As simple as it is, I love Elisha's look! So pretty and natural

Posted on: November 19, 2012 (Nov 19, 2012 3:24pm)

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

I like Christina Aguilera's look the best, its sexy and still pretty. I think its great that celebs change their looks and sometimes they get it wrong, but then, so what!

Posted on: November 19, 2012 (Nov 19, 2012 3:25pm)