Jessica Hart: representing Oz on the Victoria’s Secret runway

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She single-handedly made us all fall in love with gappy teeth, and now Australian supermodel Jessica Hart is taking to the Victoria’s Secret runway to for the very first time. Is it wrong if we’re proud as punch? No, we didn’t think so. I mean, a girl’s allowed to lust over bedazzled and oh-so-fancy bras and undies, right?

And although Jess Hart has starred in the catalogues since 2009, this is the first time she’s joining the likes of fellow Angels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Barbara Palvin and Candice Swanepoel for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. We seriously can’t wait to see her tanned, toned limbs and brilliantly beachy blonde locks take to the catwalk. Oh, and witness the onstage shenanigans the show always provides. The VS girls truly do know how to have fun…

Now, the runway show is happening, erm, right about now, but as it won’t be shown on the box until December, we’re getting our 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show fix through other mediums – Twitter and Instagram. So, sit back and enjoy the overload of prettiness as we take a look at the snaps taken backstage by the stunning Angels themselves…

Are you a fan of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? What is you favourite part of the extravaganza? And are you happy to see Australia’s Jess Hart taking to the runway for the first time?

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Posted by: naomi921 (Member since 2008, Australia)

Aw that's great, she's so gorgeous! I love the VS shows! They're so entertaining and fun to watch and i love how extravagant and over the top they are!

Posted on: November 08, 2012 (Nov 8, 2012 5:20pm)

Posted by: Madi678 (Australia)

I've never really watch it. Pop and my brothers always joke about it a Xmas though haha

Posted on: November 08, 2012 (Nov 8, 2012 6:07pm)

The scents that make men swoon

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Our sense of smell is an amazing thing. It can evoke memories, grab our attention - even make us hungry! 

It’s also one of the biggest drawcards when it comes to the opposite sex. It’s the stamp that stays on a guy’s brain when he meets a girl, it’s the thing he remembers most about her when she’s left the room (okay, maybe the second thing…) and it’s the element that triggers his memory when he smells her perfume.  

And if perfumes are so important when it comes to staying on a guy’s brain, it pays to know which scents do the job, right? The answer to that is ‘yes’, which is why I took to asking some of beautyheaven’s leading men (as in, some of the husbands and boyfriends of the bh ladies) to discover what they like (and don’t like) in a fragrance – and let me tell you, I was a little surprised with the results. 

So if you’re guilty of a mini fragrance shower in the morning, then you may not want to read on… (oh, and please excuse the predictably boy-like responses.)

What the boys said.

Ben - "NO MUSK! It doesn't work on anyone! I like girls who wear perfumes that are sweet or sweet with a little floral mixed in and nothing too heavy.”

Nathan – “I love a soft perfume. I prefer a musky scent on a woman, or even a sweet and floral fragrance. A particular perfume I like on a girl is Christian Dior Hypnotic.”

Joel – “I like anything subtle, and definitely not those floral, heavy scents.”

James – “I don’t know much about scents, all I know is my girlfriend smells stinky after running.” (Erm… said girlfriend will remain nameless!)

Jason – “Nothing too floral. I like something sweet, and closer to subtle than strong.”

Jamie – “I really like subtle smells and nothing too pungent. Sweet fragrances are also good!”

Dan – “I like light/subtle scents with a sexy smell. Something that makes you really want the girl then and there. It shouldn't be too strong and heavy – that’s a big turn off.”

Liam – “I hate any kind of floral scent because it reminds me of my mum (and that’s definitely not what I want – at all), but I love anything that smells edible – so fruity or chocolate-smelling fragrances do the most for me.” 

Fun fact: Guys loving yummy scents? This makes sense ladies! A Cosmopolitan survey conducted confirmed Liam’s point, reporting that, “yummy scents got the most votes among the guys we polled. The reason, says Dr. Hirsch (that’s Alan Hirsch, MD, director of Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation), is that these aromas connect to deep emotional cravings.” Dr Hirsch goes on to state that, “sweet and tasty scents are familiar. Smelling them reminds guys of simple childhood days, so they feel secure enough to let their attraction and affection show.” Want to give the theory a go? Why not try Fantasy by Britney Spears? This scent contains notes of cupcakes, white chocolate and creamy musk!

The verdict? Well, we’ve got a bit of a mixed bag here. But basically, most of the guys questioned prefer sweet scents to floral fragrances. All boys agree that a girl’s perfume shouldn’t be too strong – the softer the better. Oh, and if you smell scrumptious, they’ll probably decide that you definitely are!

What does your guy like in a fragrance?

Which kind of fragrances do you most love to wear?

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Posted by: Thepinkshoe (Australia)

My guy loves the Vera Wang Princess perfume he bought me for my birthday. He always compliments me on it when I wear it :)

Posted on: November 08, 2012 (Nov 8, 2012 12:37pm)

Posted by: Blossy77 (Australia)

Bahaha, they don't know what they want!

Posted on: November 08, 2012 (Nov 8, 2012 12:53pm)

Our Blogstar winner gets the London look

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We challenged our Blogstar winners to create some fresh and exciting make-up looks for spring by giving them an awesome Rimmel London make-up pack each. And they certainly didn't disappoint us. In the first of our series of how-tos, Sandy shows us two new twists on the smoky eye look.

The smoky eye with a fresh pop of colourSandy Rimmel eye and lip look

1. Apply tape to the corner of the eye area and then apply the dark purple shade from the Rimmel London Kate Moss Union Jack Eyeshadow Purple Reign palette.

2. Using the black from the Rimmel London Kate Moss Union Jack Eyeshadow Black Cab palette, apply this to the crease, outer corner and drag it out to create the wing. Follow the natural contours of your eye.

3. Apply the lightest silver to the inner corner.

4. Apply the pink from Purple Reign to the centre of the lid for more dimension and colour.

5. Remove the tape, blend out any harsh edges and line your eyes with Rimmel Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.

6. Apply 2-3 coats of Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara.

7. Using your fingers, blend in the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in Rose Radiance to the cheeks.

8. Apply Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick in 20.

 

The Simple Smoky EyeSandy Rimmel smoky eye
If you can't quite nail the classic smoky eye, try this one! It's just a simple gradient starting light and getting darker toward your lash line. This look was created using the Rimmel London Kate Moss Union Jack Eyeshadow palette in Black Cab.

1.  Evenly spread the Rimmel London Waterproof Gel Eyeliner over your lid so it acts as a base.

2. Apply the lightest grey from the eyeshadow palette all over the lid.

3. Apply the dark grey from the crease to the lash line.

4. Apply the black to the lash line and lower lash line.

5. Blend the shadows together and smoke it out.

6. Apply the illuminating silver to the inner corner to open and brighten your eyes.

7.  Line your eyes with Rimmel London Waterproof Gel Eyeliner and sweep on Rimmel London Scandaleyes mascara.

8. Voila! The finished look.

Are you a fan of the smoky eye look? How excited are you to try these products for yourself?

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Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

Sandy you look great love love your eyes.
Rimmel have been around for years and I have always avoided the company I am not really sure why. I thought Rimmel were cheap and nasty and veered away from their displays. in store.

Lately Rimmel's ads have been wonderful and I have been purchasing lots of products from them
I love the Punchy ads with Georgia May Jagger on BH pages also love Kate Moss and Lily Cole

It could be the rule Brittania thing, the Olympics ; The Royal Wedding, Diamond Jubilee I don't know but this last couple of years London is the coolest city on earth and luckily I have visited many many times ( the benefits of being married to a British Lad)

Rimmel your advertising is paying off it looks great.

Loved the BB cream the Kate Moss Lipstick and purchased the Loose Powder yesterday

Rimmel is now Chic and Cheap
What a great Brand Transformation

Posted on: November 08, 2012 (Nov 8, 2012 5:50am)

Posted by: Rose_P (Australia)

Wow! Looks gorgeous!

I like Rimmel nail polishes. They are great value for money.

Posted on: November 08, 2012 (Nov 8, 2012 7:09am)

Must-see snaps: Katy Perry for ghd Metallic Collection

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Um, if you haven’t started writing your Christmas wish list yet, I suggest you grab a pen and some paper right about now, because ghd has a limited edition collection of stylers hitting counters now, and these newbies are well and truly lust-worthy.

Feast yours eyes on these bad boys, beauties: the ghd Metallic Collection, which features the three stunning styler shades of Sahara gold, shimmering silver and rich ruby.


ghd Metallic Collection limited edition stylers (RRP $279 | 1300 443 424)

Inspired by catwalk looks from Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood, these lustrous, all-over metallic finish stylers were simply made for sitting under a Christmas tree (and for creating fabulously shiny party hair looks once you’ve unwrapped them). I suggest you start your not-so-subtle hinting to your loved ones now…

But the fun isn’t over just yet, beauties. ghd’s global brand ambassador Katy Perry has loaned her mug and her mop to the brand for a stunning set of photographs for the limited edition ghd Metallic Collection. Renowned photographer Ellen von Unwerth snapped the striking shots, and I’m a little bit in love with the glamorous finish of each black and white photograph. Take a look for yourself: my guess is you’ll be in awe of Katy Perry’s perfect hair, too…

What do you think of the new ghd Metallic Collection? Which colour would you like to receive for Christmas? And what do you think of Katy Perry’s black and white campaign shots?

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Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

It looks gorgeous! I normally go for silver but out of those in the photo the gold looks the best. I like Katy best with the sleek pony pulled forward.

Posted on: November 07, 2012 (Nov 7, 2012 5:16pm)

Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

What a set of beautiful photos, a woman in the prime of her life.

I would love a gold ghd.

Posted on: November 07, 2012 (Nov 7, 2012 5:25pm)

Spotlight on: argan oil

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Argan oil is one of those ingredients that’s been making its way into a whole bunch of beauty products lately. But what is it exactly?

Argan oil is a plant oil that’s made from kernels of the argan tree (native to Morocco), and is used in beauty products because of its nourishing and moisturising properties. It’s commonly found in hair care products, but you’ll also find argan oil in a lot of skin and body products. It’s pretty much a wonder ingredient when it comes to any part of your body that needs an extra dose of hydration.

Check out some of the super-nourishing, argan oil-filled products below. We have a feeling you’ll have a pretty long shopping list after clicking through the gallery!

Have you heard about argan oil? Do you use hair oils?
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Posted by: bluerose (Member since 2007, Australia)

I use the David Babaii miracle oil, I bought it because it has the argan oil in it, which my hair seems to agree with, and I have to use a leave in dry hair oil/moisturiser after I wash, or my ends go crazy!

Posted on: November 07, 2012 (Nov 7, 2012 1:41pm)

Posted by: AmberB (Australia)

I LOVE Argan Oil - it's fantastic on my hair.

Posted on: November 07, 2012 (Nov 7, 2012 1:51pm)