Your must-see chick flick

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Been begging your bloke to go see a chick flick with you? Here’s why it’s really not in your best interest to do so:
1.) He might agree in theory, but he’ll put off actually going to see it for so long, that by the time you finally get a cinema date locked in your chosen movie will be off the circuit already.
2.) If you are lucky enough to get him there, he’ll whinge and moan the whole way through the movie (and most likely for weeks, even months afterwards), making you wish you’d gone on your own anyway.
3.) As a result of point #2, you’ll consequently ‘owe him one’ – which, in male terms means having to forgo your movie preference for…oh…at least three months.

So really, you’d be way better off going to chick flicks with your girlfriends. And speaking of, there’s one new movie about to hit the circuit that you’re definitely not going to want to miss….

Bachelorette, starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson and Lizzy Caplan is the story of three longtime best friends who reunite in Manhattan for the wedding of their friend Becky (Rebel Wilson). Following a hilarious storyline that’s very much Bridesmaids-meets-The-Hangover-meets-Sex-And-The-City, the three single friends – over-achieving yet bitter Maid Of Honour, Regan (Dunst), cynical wild-child Gena (Caplan), and ditzy Katie (Fisher) – are determined to have an awesomely hedonistic bachelorette party. Armed with razor-sharp insults and a pack of groomsmen, these modern mean girls embark on a night of misadventure that’s made all the more entertaining thanks to some great sass, laugh-out-loud gags, and of course, a bit of romance, too.

It really is the perfect excuse to get a bunch of girlfriends together and go to the movies – there are even a few great beauty looks we bet you’ll want to copy (Kirsten Dunst’s red lip and Lizzy Caplan’s awesome curls to name a few...) Oh, and given that Bachelorette features strong female leads in a comical role (which is not something you see all that often), you’re guaranteed to get that great girl power feeling, which is definitely best shared with a bunch of girlfriends, and not your whinging boyfriend!!

Bachelorette hits cinemas from 1st November. Click here to watch the preview...

WIN! For your chance to score one of five double passes to see Bachelorette, simply answer the question below

What’s the most memorable experience you’ve shared with your best friends?

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Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

Year 12. We shared so many good times in this year. From turning 18 to formal dances to getting our licenses and to graduating. Whenever we get together the subject of conversation usually turns to year 12. It certainly was a memorable year for us as we accomplished so many milestones together.

Posted on: October 30, 2012 (Oct 30, 2012 7:40am)

Posted by: Deb763 (Australia)

cant wait to watch this either!!! def high school memories are the best so many experience shared :) but also went on an awesome melbourne summer trip with a few girlfriends and it was awesome haha good times x

Posted on: October 30, 2012 (Oct 30, 2012 8:16am)

Top organic tans to try

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If you’re someone who puts a lot of importance on using beauty products with organic ingredients, then fake tanning is probably something you thought was out of bounds.

Luckily, achieving a faux glow that’s natural (and natural looking!) is actually pretty easy when you know which products to turn to…
 
TanOrganic
Not only is the fake tan made from natural, Certified Organic ingredients, but it’s also free from synthetic colours, ingredients, fragrances, and parabens. Hot tip: TanOrganic will leave your skin with a beautiful, natural glow, so if you want a deeper colour with TanOrganic, apply the tan every few days.

endota spa tandota spray tanning
Yep, you can get an organic spray tan too! Using the organic tandota formula (which includes ingredients like walnut shell, witch hazel and sea kelp), the full-body spray tan will give you an even, natural-looking tan that’ll last. And because it uses that tandota formula, you can easily top up the colour at home with the tandota gradual sunkissed tan.

Eco Tan Organic Winter Skin, $29.95, 1300 596 118    
Eco Tan products are certified by the Organic Food Chain, vegan, and are accredited by Choose Cruelty Free. Besides all that, why else will you love Winter Skin? It’s been designed to add extra nourishment to your skin, it dries instantly, it develops into a honey-coloured tan after a few days of application, and it’ll also look great on fair skin.

St Tropez Naturals Self Tan Milk
The fake tan contains eco-cert approved vegetan, a 100 per cent naturally-derived active ingredient that gives your skin that hint of colour, and is infused with blackcurrant and babassu oils to keep your skin soft and hydrated. The Naturals range also features Self Tan for Face, so you’ll have every inch of you sorted!

Vani-T Fusion, $30-$45, 1300 780 340
Vani-T’s natural and organic-based spray tan combines nutrient-rich indigenous Australian botanicals with breakthrough tanning technology to leave your skin bronzed, hydrated, and glowing.

Do organic and natural ingredients matter to you? What do you love most about self-tan products?

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Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

Since putting fake tan cream on gets spread over my entire body and kind of rubbed in really thoroughly I much prefer the idea of it having natural and/or organic ingredients in this kind of a product.

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 6:10pm)

Posted by: puppypower21 (Australia)

I don't use fake tan, but I do think organic ingredients are good. I wouldn't have to have organic products but if I found something I liked I would go for it.

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 6:19pm)

Top summer nail trends

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With the weather heating up, getting out into the sunshine is becoming pretty inevitable, which is why it makes sense to be all over the hottest new nail trends.

But if you thinking that rocking a simple strawberry or tangerine hue on your nails will have you ahead of the trends this summer, think again. Nail trends have come leaps and bounds in the last year with new technologies and nail art options that are guaranteed to dazzle.

But before you get busy trying each trend remember that there’s nothing more important than ensuring you provide the best base for your nail colours. Strong nails are literally the foundation of any good manicure. It’s the difference between worrying about flakes, chips and splits, and resting assured that your nails will look and feel strong and healthy – with or without polish.

The good news is that strengthening your nails doesn’t have to be difficult. Revitanail Nail Strengthener is a super solution for strengthening and protecting your nails. This superior nail care treatment hardens, strengthens and protects nails thanks to the power of calcium gel – so you won’t need to spend time worrying over weak, split or broken nails, or manicures that look messy after a day.

So now that we’ve got your basic nail care covered, check out some of the top nail trends for summer, below…

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Posted by: Blondie58 (Australia)

I really love these new looks that have become fashionable for nails, I just think that there is so much fun that can be had with doing your nails now a days..

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 12:15pm)

Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

I love nail art and i alway find beautyheavens tutorials so inspiring

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 12:26pm)

How does Kate Bosworth get such glowy, luminous skin?

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When I cast my eyes over this image of bh’s Deb with actress Kate Bosworth, my mouth immediately dropped to the floor. I mean, look at that luminous skin! That subtly highlighted hair! Those striking eyes! Those utterly gorgeous baby pink lips! And that’s just Kate… (Deb’s skin is also rather glowy, too.)

Once I’d finally finished ogling the A-lister, I wanted to know this: what tips and tricks did we manage to steal from SK-II’s newest skin care ambassador during this encounter? We all want skin like Kate Bosworth, so how can we get it? Just like this…

beautyheaven:  What’s been your main skin concern over the years?
Kate Bosworth: Pigmentation. In my teens, I was not as cautious about the sun as I am now, and I started to notice pigmentation on the delicate areas of my face.
 
bh: What has helped you fix this concern?
KB: Since I started using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, I’ve noticed the pigmentation problem areas have begun to fade. I have recently added SK-II Cellumination products to my regimen, too, which I love.
 
bh: What’s your daily skin care routine?
KB: I like to keep my daily routine simple.  I always cleanse and then use the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, which is the SK-II do-it-all product! You can feel it take effect the moment you pat it on. I then follow with the SK-II Cellumination Moisturiser, which helps with lightening pigmentation and brightening the skin. If my skin needs extra-hydration, I use the SK-II Stem Power moisturiser – it’s rich and leaves the skin feeling wonderfully supple.
 
bh: Do you have facials? If so, how often?
KB: I do love to have facials every now and then. It’s a great way to wind down and give your skin an extra boost ahead of important events. I see Faith Tatro in LA (at Touch of Faith Aesthetics). She is the best.
 
bh: What is your top tip for healthy, glowing skin?
KB: I notice a huge difference in my skin when I am drinking plenty of water and eating healthy. Being happy also makes a difference as there is only so much products can do – it’s important to look after yourself on the inside, too.
 
bh: What was the first thing you did when you found out you’d scored the role of SK-II ambassador?
KB: I am thrilled to be an ambassador for SK-II. This is a brand with a great history and prestige. I have seen real results in my skin using SK-II products.
 
bh: What advice would you give a teenager on basic skincare and maintenance?
KB: Look after your skin from an early age and you will reap the benefits later.  I have always been vigilant about removing make-up and moisturising properly.
 
bh: What foundation do you use?
KB: I’m actually on the lookout for a new one at the moment. However, I like to use a light foundation that creates a dewy complexion.
 
bh: How do you keep your hair so shiny and glossy?
KB: My hair is relatively stress-free for me.  I just let it air dry.

Ahh, so that’s how she does it. Thank you for sharing your skin care tips, KB.

Are you a fan of Kate Bosworth? Are you excited to see her as the new face of SK-II? Have you tried any of this range before?

 

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Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Great photo Deb - you look as glowing and gorgeous as Kate, how about we interview YOU next!
Have yet to try SK-II - the Treatment Essence sounds ideal for my skin, and it's way more affordable than La Prairie :-)

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 5:25am)

Posted by: PrettyPrincess (Member since 2008, Australia)

I haven't tried sk-II before, definitely considered it.

I agree, great photo Kate!

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 7:03am)

One quick way to feel more confident

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One thing that has the power to bring your day down and make you feel a little less confident is noticing something, even something tiny, that you can’t fix or change for hours. Think: finding a stain on your shirt once you’re already to work or realising that you’ve got a hole in your pants.

When it comes to beauty, all it takes is something like dry, flaky, and red underarms to leave you cross-armed and mopey all day long. And while we wish we had a solution for all your minor setbacks, the one thing we can help you with is having the confidence to go about your day without worrying about showing off your pits.

And that solution is NIVEA Pearl & Beauty Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. The formula features pearl extracts, which help support an even skin tone for the underarm area and will leave your underarms feeling dry, smooth and soft. So no flakes, no redness, and no itchiness. And if you’re thinking, ‘It’s all well and good my underarms will look clean and fresh, I need them to smell clean and fresh, too’, then you’ll be happy to hear that the Pearl & Beauty offers 48 hours of anti-perspirant protection, so you’ll look and feel dry, comfortable, and confident.

Oh, and did we mention how much you’ll love the design of the Limited Edition Pearl & Beauty Anti-Perspirant Deodorant?

See? Confidence in a bottle.

What’s the one thing that can turn your bad day around? Do you have a go-to confidence booster?

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Posted by: Sarah92 (Australia)

Flaky itchy armpits are the worst! I've been looking for a new antiperspirant seeing as all the others make me itch like crazy, might give this one a shot :)

Posted on: October 28, 2012 (Oct 28, 2012 12:26pm)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

Visible sweat patched on your top is about the worst of the worst.

Posted on: October 28, 2012 (Oct 28, 2012 1:58pm)