20 Jan 2012 15:05 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
Welcome Friday, it’s good to see you again! Rest assured that you’re always welcomed with open arms at bh HQ. Friday to us means two things. The first, the weekend is upon us (and how great is that?!) and the second, we have to reward three of our very special and hard-working members the prize that comes with submitting one of the best reviews of the week.
What makes a great review you ask? Well it has to be an honest recount of a member’s experience with a product. It should be useful, well written and easy to read. Are you excited to see the winning reviews? We bet you are…
“After reading the earlier reviews on the Invisible Zinc foundation stick, I decided to give it a go. I do love the IZ range. I am so glad I have it a try - this is fantastic. My main reasons for purchasing were wanting 1. Decent coverage 2. Good sun protection (I walk to and from work each day) 3. Easy to use / easy application 4. Good ingredients without a truckload of chemicals. I was not disappointed. The IZ foundation stick is fantastic. So quick and easy to apply - great texture, smooth, blends easily and I was left with a soft matte slightly powdered finish, all in under 2 mins (but yes, I did moisturise and prime first). I have combination skin and this was gentle on my skin, no dragging sensation to blend it in, and only a touch of shine at lunch which I blotted off with paper (guessing you could use the IZ powder or mineral powder). Totally recommended for summer! Stylish small tube - easy to pop in your handbag if you need a touch up. I have noticed a few comments about cleansing/makeup removal - I use an oil cleanser (from Moo Goo skincare) and it comes off easily without the need to over-cleanse. I have pale skin and the "light" shade is perfect. I add a little mineral bronzer to my cheeks if I need a darker glow. LOVE this foundation.”
Click here for more information on Invisible Zinc UV Silk Shield Foundation and to read all reviews of the product…
“This product works really well for me and for some others too who have reviewed it but it's not always the right product for everyone. I have combination skin and find that this product does the job in moisturising my skin but can still be oily in my T-zone areas. I usually wear a primer which I find works wonders for my skin; if I don't I tend to break out! I wear foundation on top of my primer to even out skin tone and cover some blemishes and from that I dust my face with a powder to set my makeup and cover the shiny areas. Saying that I actually expected this product to be slightly oily on my skin but I fixed it by doing the same thing as my normal makeup routine and dusted my face with some powder! :) I'm actually yet to find a product that won't look shiny on your skin as most products will have some sort of oil etc to make it liquid, smooth or creamy. What I have found was that from wearing the product especially in summer, my face didn't feel so heavy with make up and clogged, it felt lighter and fresher and I noticed that my skin tone was evening out day by day. I don't wear sunscreen on my face as it makes it oily and break out so a slight SPF15 protection helps as one of the benefits of this product.”
“I LOVE his product. I have dark brown hair and the coloured one for black hair is great, can't tell at all. The scent is lovely, it leaves my hair smelling great all day. I wash my hair twice a week and this works wonders on the last day of my wash. I section my hair and spray it underneath the hair. I then massage it in and I can feel my hair feeling cleaner and it looks clean, no grease left at all!! It also gives you hair some texture and volume, I sometimes use it the day after I wash my hair to give it a textured look. It leaves no residue behind. The price is great! I will definitely repurchase!”
Click here for more information on Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoo and to read all reviews of the product…
The lucky writers of these reviews have just scored themselves a beauty pack each, so keep your eyes peeled for some new product reviews from them soon no doubt!
Missed out on making it into our top three reviews this week? It was a tough decision to make, which means there are loads of great reviews being written, so keep it up because we’ll be awarding a beauty prize pack to our favourite reviews of the week for one more week!
What's your favourite product you've ever reviewed?
Congratz, ladies! :)
Posted on: January 20, 2012 (Jan 20, 2012 5:03pm)
Posted by:(Member since 2008, Australia)
Great informative reviews.
I think the quality of BH reviews has definitely improved lately.
Posted on: January 20, 2012 (Jan 20, 2012 5:14pm)
19 Jan 2012 15:44 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
Every now and then a product lands in your life like a falling piano – unexpectedly and with a bang. This happened to me just the other day when, as I was peering at myself in my desk-side mirror and sighing the kind of sigh only people with dull complexions can muster, a package from our friends at Face of Australia was delivered to me – and my mood suddenly turned right around.
Inside I found four of the most gorgeously gleamy tubes I’ve ever seen in my life. They were Face of Australia’s new Mineral Therapy Illuminators. I took to my skin at once. Watch my video to find out why I am so carried away with these newbies that I’m practically panting as I type…
How would you use your mineral illuminator?
I am in love with this!! And the price is defiantly affordable, makes me want to buy all 4 shades. Well done Liv. x
Posted on: January 20, 2012 (Jan 20, 2012 12:04pm)
Posted by:(United States)
I place illuminator in pretty typical places: the cupid's bow, below the arch of my brows, the temples, and my collar bones and shins of my legs.
Posted on: January 20, 2012 (Jan 20, 2012 12:04pm)
19 Jan 2012 17:49 PM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
You know what’s the best part about the Golden Globes (or any awards show for that matter)? Once all the awards are handed out and the applause has died down, there are the after-parties – which means, yep you guessed it, a whole new batch of beauty and fashion looks for us to drool (or gag) over.
So get comfy and brace yourself for some supremely superb and some utterly atrocious Golden Globes after party looks…
Missed the 2012 Golden Globes red carpet arrivals? No stress, we’ve got the lowdown here…
Loved Sofia Vergara’s glam Golden Globes look? Follow our simple how-to and you’ll love yourself just as much…
What do you think of these Golden Globe after party looks?
Wow - Paris has outdone herself, love this gown. Miranda Kerr's and Felicitiy Jones' are stunning too. Erin Wasson, Jamie King & Rachel Zoe should have opted for take-away and stayed home, the rest are ok but a bit so-so. Adore these celeb event collages bh - more please!
Posted on: January 20, 2012 (Jan 20, 2012 5:42am)
all i can say is surprise, surprise lindsay looks so old for her age
Posted on: January 20, 2012 (Jan 20, 2012 6:05am)
some people need to learn to filter what they deem as appropriate and what not.. i've seen too many things that are too much info for me.
Posted on: January 19, 2012 (Jan 19, 2012 5:24pm)
I've had friends who've posted up embarrassing photos of me, thinking I wouldn't mind--but I do mind! I hope I gather up enough courage to face them about it. Ugh, it's really ticking me off.
Posted on: January 19, 2012 (Jan 19, 2012 5:45pm)
11 Jan 2012 12:43 PM | Posted by bh'sLeanne
Child obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Australia, with a quarter of all children now considered overweight or obese. Australian children are facing a new set of challenges as a direct result of our sedentary, fast-food-driven culture. Lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, respiratory disorders and heart disease are becoming a real issue among the new generation of video-game-playing, internet-obsessed teens.
Times have changed. Parents are now working more hours than ever, with more money and less time to spend it. Cheap, fast food options like pre-packaged foods have become a convenient fix for time-poor working mums and dads.
Technology has dramatically changed the way we live and has lead to a dramatic drop in the number of active kids. Children and teens can amuse themselves for hours surfing the Internet, flicking through the channels on their cable TV and playing video games.
Healthy kids are active kids so get your kids moving by enrolling them in a sporting group. It’s a great way to get them out of the house, improve their confidence by allowing them to interact with new people and make new friends – and most importantly, it will ensure they get regular, scheduled exercise.
Invest time in child health. If you’re a working mum or dad, spend a couple of hours on the weekends preparing healthy, nutritious meals and freezing them for the week ahead.
Getting kids to cooperate
Get your kids to actively take part in their health by making it fun. Pop lots of small, colourful bite-size portions in your children’s lunchboxes for school that are easy for them to eat on the run. Put dried fruit and nut mixes in small containers, pre-seal a weeks worth of bags of cheese cubes as afternoon snacks when you’ve got some spare time and make fun, colourful fruit kebabs by popping fruit cubes onto skewers and letting kids dip them in delicious yoghurt.
Throw out the old ‘do as I say not as I do’ approach and get involved. Schedule weekend family fun days and get active as a family. Go bike riding together or embark on a bush-walking adventure – it’s a great way to bond as a family and, more importantly, ensure your kids health.
Are you concerned about childhood obesity? Is it affecting your family? Perhaps you know of some great ways to boost kids fitness?
Posted by:(Member since 2008, Australia)
Any one seen fast food babies on ABC??
Its completely scary.
A lot of my friends children have time limits on game consoles aswell, that is a good idea,
Posted on: January 19, 2012 (Jan 19, 2012 12:30pm)
I have to admit nothing makes me more angry than seeing kids on the bus or train in the morning pigging out on maccas or packs of chips! I have a 1 year and try and feed him as healthy and organic as possible! I believe you have to be an example for your child thats why I eat as healthy as I can so he has a good example
Posted on: January 19, 2012 (Jan 19, 2012 1:25pm)