22 May 2013 09:28 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
Can we talk about Ke$ha for a moment?
I’m not sure where her people were when she was getting ready for the 2013 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas a few evenings ago, but embarrassingly, it seems as though she forgot to put on her pants.
I know, I know. When you’ve got a nude lip and a low-slung ponytail to worry about, pants can kind of seem like a low priority. Underwear too, it seems.
Oh come on, we’re kidding. Ke$ha totally did the no pants dance down the red carpet on purpose – and to be honest, she managed to quash Gwyneth Paltrow’s foray into the too-much-flesh department in around a nanosecond.
So what do you think?
Absolutely outrageous or brilliantly brave?
This is a really brave look! I really hate seeing panty-lines through clothes, but I'm not sure I like knowing that someone isn't wearing underwear. Kudos for being brave, but It's not something I have any intention of trying soon.
Posted on: May 22, 2013 (May 22, 2013 10:32am)
Posted by:(Member since 2008, Australia)
ugh. no. This is worse than GOOPs efforts. Atleast Gwenyth can sit down without needing to wipe down the seat. I hope for everyone's sake that there were no breezes at this event
Posted on: May 22, 2013 (May 22, 2013 10:37am)
21 May 2013 16:46 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
Oh Jess Chastain, just look at you.
I mean honestly, that cobalt blue hue seems as though it were made for you. You make the girls that have paid to look as though they’ve been bathing themselves in the St. Tropez sun look like red carpet amateurs. It makes me want to throw my self-tans in the bin and never look back (but you know I just couldn’t bear to go through with it.)
Yes I might – and so might you if it means being this ravishingly radiant! So if you happen to be a fairer lady who feels as though tanning is the only way to go, you need to take note of a few lessons that will help you to embrace your natural skin tone and turn ‘lily white’ into ‘lily-luscious.’
TIP TO LOOK ‘LILY-LUSCIOUS’ #1: Make friends with colour
Just look at that cobalt blue hue. It is divine. More divine than a high tea party even. Simply stunning. Her fair skin acts as a backdrop for the bright blue colour, and it frames her body splendidly, don’t you think? If you don’t want to wear a bold hue on your body, stick to a bright eyeshade or nail colour instead. We love Australis Intensifeye Eyeshadows in Out of the Blue and Nicole by OPI Sky’s the Limit.
TIP TO LOOK ‘LILY-LUSCIOUS’ #2: Rock a striking hair shade
Lucky for Jess, rich block hair hues are in like Flynn this season. Instead of jumping on the balayage bandwagon or adding highlights to the mix, why not try opting for a rich, shiny version of your current hair colour? If you’re already happy with your current colour and simply want to liven it up a little, why not use your own gloss treatment at home? We love John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze® Clear Shine for it’s ability to boost shine without affecting your hair colour.
TIP TO LOOK ‘LILY-LUSCIOUS’ #3: Keep up the SPF
Obviously fair-skinned folk understand the importance of sun protection, but those who are ditching the faux glow and embracing their natural skin colour need to ensure they stay protected. To avoid unsightly sunburn and the risk of premature ageing, ensure you incorporate SPF 30+ protection into your make-up routine. We love Dr LeWinn's Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+ as it filters out 96 per cent of UV rays and features skin-softening shea butter.
How do you set off your skin colour with beauty products?
I love the look of pale skin. But I also love my tanned skin!
Posted on: May 22, 2013 (May 22, 2013 6:26am)
With beauty products I set off my skin tone with lighter shades of make-up. Pink blush suits my light skin, along with light colours of eye-shadow like pink, golds, and light browns.
Posted on: May 22, 2013 (May 22, 2013 6:47am)
21 May 2013 14:13 PM | Posted by bh's Samantha McMeekin
There are only a few things in life that truly scare me. At the top of that list: cutting my hair. My hair struggles to grow (let alone quickly) so I’ve stuck to trims for the last six years to avoid any major disappointments. But lately I’ve had an idea stuck in my head that no amount of trashy TV will distract me from. What Would I Look Like With a Fringe?
A fringe. I want a fringe and it scares the hell out of me.
I’m not one to do things carelessly. Normally there would be copious amounts of pros and cons lists, hours of internet research and public analysis (asking all my friends what they think). But cutting a fringe is something that can’t be based on research, so I’ve resorted to a more visual approach: the fringe test.
STEP 1: FRINGE TO SUIT YOUR FACE
OVAL: Lucky you! Oval face shapes are the perfect canvas for most fringe types. A long and thick fringe that hangs just above your eyebrows is most flattering.
SQUARE: A long, thin and layered fringe works best. A short fringe will only accentuate your box shaped face.
ROUND: A long side swept fringe that melts into the rest of your hair will help elongate your face.
HEART: A fringe that is slightly shorter in the center and longer towards the cheekbones balances out a heart shape face perfectly. Alternatively, a short side swept fringe will draw attention away from your pointy chin and towards your eyes.
OBLONG: A long and straight fringe that stops just above your eyes will help shorten the length of your face.
TRIANGLE: Rounded bangs that are thin and textured at the edges will fill in the narrow top of your head without drawing attention to your square jawline.
STEP 2: THE FAKE FRINGE
Once you’ve discovered what fringe type will suit your face, use the fake fringe test to see if getting the snip is really worth it.
- Tie your hair up in a high pony.
- Drag your hair up over the top of your head so it falls to the front of your face.
- Use your free hand to spread and style your chosen fringe type.
- And voilà, you have a fringe!
Top tip: If you want to see what the fringe would look like with your hair out, only tie up the top section of your hair.
Do you think I should get a fringe? What are your tips for testing hairstyles?
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no I wouldn't suit a fringe.
With my curls i would look like a poodle LOL
though i do think a fringe that matches face and hair type looks great!!!
bangs, love that word for fringe! LOL
Ohhhh and unless someone else is posting this might be the first time i put up the first comment :D
Posted on: May 21, 2013 (May 21, 2013 5:09pm)
Oh, I'd have to agree with Oonga regarding the curly hair and fringe dilemma.lol. There have been many times I've wished I could have a fringe, if only to hide my forehead wrinkles. Kind of like a poor woman's botox. ;)
Posted on: May 21, 2013 (May 21, 2013 5:33pm)
21 May 2013 15:13 PM | Posted by bh's Cherie Herrmann
Doutzen Kroes is utterly gorgeous. This we know. But what’s better than simply staring at this beautiful Victoria’s Secret model and L'Oréal Paris ambassador? Staring at said stunner sporting two very different red carpet looks and playing a game of ‘Which look wins?’, that’s what.
So, as promised, here is Doutzen Kroes sporting two very different hair and make-up looks on the 2013 Cannes Film Festival red carpet. All that’s left for you to do now is stare, ponder and admire her beauty, and then tell us which look you love best…
Look #1: glamorous and sleek
I absolutely adore everything about this look: the sleek, side-parted hair. The berry stained lip. The gold shimmer eyeshadow underneath the lower lashes. The full, thick lashes. It’s a striking statement look, but wonderfully pretty and romantic, too.
Doutzen Kroes’ hero product for this look: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Made-For-Me Intense in Cassis Passion.
Look #2: casual and beachy
Although quite neutral, this beauty look allows Doutzen’s natural beauty shine through. The textured, flowing beachy waves frame her face superbly, and the subtle rose hue on her cheeks and lips give her face a healthy glow.
Doutzen Kroes’ hero product for this look: L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream
So, which look do you like best? The glam look? Or the beachy look? For me there is no contest – the glamorous version of Doutzen wins in every single way possible…
I like both. There would be an occasion to wear each of these looks, and yes Cherie I agree with you she is utterly gorgeous.
Posted on: May 21, 2013 (May 21, 2013 3:39pm)
I prefer the messy beachy waves! She looks great with both though... but the waves are funner! :)
Posted on: May 21, 2013 (May 21, 2013 4:59pm)
21 May 2013 09:28 AM | Posted by Editor
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Have you ever tried BIODERMA Crealine H20? Are you surprised at how well it works with a cotton pad to remove make-up - and how ineffective it is with a tissue?
Posted by:(Member since 2008, Australia)
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Posted on: May 21, 2013 (May 21, 2013 12:18pm)
I've tried this in a sample box and it was great! It's a shame it's so hard to get here though.
Posted on: May 21, 2013 (May 21, 2013 12:26pm)