How Emily Blunt pulls off pairing blonde hair with a fair complexion

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Emily Blunt, you truly are a ravishing lady. In fact, as a fair-skinned lass myself, I’ve always admired your ability to make luminous alabaster skin and rich chocolate strands look like the ultimate beauty combo. Add sparkling blue eyes to that signature style of yours and gosh, you certainly make for one pretty picture, don’t you? It’s OK, you’re allowed to agree…

But now you’re jumping ship – hair colour ship. I know, I know - it’s for a movie you’re working on (All You Need Is Kill better be worth it, EB…), but I still feel there are a few things I need to get off my chest about this not-so-subtle change. I bat for Team Brunette Emily Blunt, so it’s best we have this chat now before things get messy.

Firstly, you’ve got fair skin. Exceptionally fair skin. And this makes for a tricky platform when going blonde. Why? Well, lighter strands can make your skin look lacklustre, and cause your striking features to disappear into the background. That’s why I’m outrageously glad you opted to enhance your eyes with a shimmery taupe eyeshadow (ck one eyeshadow quad in nymphete, to be exact) and mascara, while also breathing life into your cheeks with a wonderful peachy bronze blush. (I know you used ck one cream + powder bronzer in lightly golden 200, actually. Fabulous choice.) This family of golden bronze hues is perfect for you as these colours help warm up your complexion, so please keep wearing them. Same goes for the subtle tan. Please maintain that healthy glow - it complements your lightened strands superbly.

Secondly, you deserve a pat on the back for paying such great attention to your brows. It’s not your style to go Gwen Stefani and rock platinum locks with brunette brows, so you’ve lightened them slightly, but kept them two shades darker than your locks. WELL DONE. Doing so helps to frame your face and highlight those blue peepers of yours.

And thirdly, I’m so glad you’ve clearly decided to consult a hair colour professional. You’ve got the cash to do so, obviously, but it’s just so important to call in the big guns when making such a drastic change. Someone who knows exactly what they're doing will take you from brunette to blonde in gradual steps, keeping the transition as natural as possible, while also treating your hair with care. I’m assuming a clever lady such as yourself also took imagery to the salon for inspiration? Good move. Providing your colourist with your desired hair colour examples gives them something to work with, and means you’re less likely to leave the salon in tears. Smart one, Em.

Anyway, I guess it’s about time I took my bossy boots off. I apologise if I’ve come across a little preachy, Emily Blunt; I just think you’re gorgeous, that’s all. Or, simply put, I always want you to look your beautiful best. And if you’re going to be rocking this blonde ‘do for some months to come, I assumed you’d be open to a wise beauty tip or two…

Until next time, you beautiful English lass.

Cherie x

What do you think of Emily Blunt’s new blonde hair? If you’ve got blonde hair and fair skin, what are your beauty tricks? And are any of you thinking of making a major hair colour change in the near future?


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Posted by: danysimon887 (Australia)

Emily look so beautiful and I love her blonde look I will be very happy to have a blond look like her.

Posted on: November 29, 2012 (Nov 29, 2012 5:16pm)

Posted by: ray_jay (Member since 2008, Australia)

I think she looks amazing personally- its a good blonde for her... its best to get a professional- im fair skinned too - you need a balanxe, i dont like too dark or too light

Posted on: November 29, 2012 (Nov 29, 2012 6:02pm)

Christmas gifts for the girl who has everything

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Do you have that one friend or family member who is seriously, totally, completely impossible to buy for? The one who quite frankly turns Christmas shopping into a tedious chore because trying to buy for her is a headache and a half. 

Don’t you worry; we’ve got the goods worth gifting this Christmas. Presents so good that even the most ridiculously spoiled girls will be chuffed to receive them. Check out the countdown of the 10 best gifts you could give the girl who has everything…

#10: Soap & Glory Limited Edition Small Wonders pack
Allow her to enjoy 50mL versions of the super sweet smelling The Scrub Of Your Life, Hand Food and The Righteous Butter, as well as a 75mL version of Clean On Me and her very own pink Body Polisher.
RRP: $39.95, http://www.kitcosmetics.com.au/

#9: endot-about town pack
If she’s all about scrumptious ingredients then this is the pack for her. Lavender & Alpine pepper hand cream and cinnamon & honey lip balm will have her senses excited, while the nail paint in Williamstown, the nail file and the orange stick will ensure happy hands.

#8: L’Occitane Marvellous Flowers Shimmering Oil
If she’s a multi-tasking marvel who loves to smell sensational, then this is the ultimate gift for her! Perfect to use in her hair and on her body to perfume, nourish and leave a satiny finish.

#7: Lush Quality Treats
Featuring all sorts of scrumptious goodies to be used in (and out of) the tub, she’ll be spoiled for choice when she unwraps this array of soaps, bath bombs and, ooh – a bubblegum lip scrub!

#6: muk Haircare Power Styling Pack

Give her the gift of perfectly tousled locks with this must-have pack from muk. Featuring a muk curl stick with interchangeable barrels for any sized curl, a muk style stick to straighten and a muk 1 minute treatment to nourish! 

#5: OPI Bond-ettes mini sets
With the release of the newest Bond flick, nothing is more on-trend right now than channelling a ‘Bond Girl.’ Ensure she gets the look by painting her talons in a limited edition SKYFALL shade from OPI.

#4: philosophy the cookbook set
I can already see your mouth watering. It must be because of the scrumptious set from philosophy. With bath and shower gels containing notes of nutmeg, butter, clove, caramel, vanilla and cinnamon – it’ll feel like the epitome of a Christmas treat in the shower.

#3: Schwarzkopf Professional AM to PM Party Mix
Want maximum impact with minimal fuss? No doubt this hair treating and styling pack will be everything you need to get your party-ready ‘do looking just the way you want it. So no doubt she’ll love it too.

#2: Clinique Whole Lotta Colour
Does she love rocking different lip hues to match her mood? This limited edition pack from Clinique features five show-stopping lip colours so she’ll never have to go without that perfect shade ever again!

#1: Benefit Passport to Posh
Help her to create a show-stopping eye and brow look with this limited edition kit from Benefit. Featuring eye shadows, a brow powder, concealer, highlighter and a miniature Bad Gal Mascara – she’ll have a sultry stare down pat.

Which gift would you most like to receive on Christmas Day?

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Posted by: Summerstar77 (Australia)

Cute gift ideas, I would want to keep some of them myself :)

Posted on: November 29, 2012 (Nov 29, 2012 12:22pm)

Posted by: Pixiealso (Australia)

Frankly, I would most love to receive the Soap & Glory LE Small Wonders set as I've read & heard so much about this brand yet have never really had the chance to try it & wonder if it would live up to the hype.

Posted on: November 29, 2012 (Nov 29, 2012 12:30pm)

How-to: choose a hair colour to suit your face shape

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Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that it sounds a bit weird that certain hair colours suit different face shapes. But just like a haircut can frame your face in the perfect way to bring out your best features, so can a hair colour. Cool concept, right?

So which hair colour will be able to accentuate your features best? Nice’n Easy Expert Colourist Belinda Jeffrey gives you the lowdown on which colour route to take depending on which of the three main face shape categories you fall into – wide, long, and small.

If your face is wide…

Those with wider face shapes and larger features should stick to lighter colours with tonal highlights and variation, as this will slim the face. According to Belinda, a single, flat hair colour can widen the face and draw unwanted attention to certain facial features. If you’re worried that lighter hair won’t suit your skin tone, Belinda’s got some suggestions for you. For creamy skin tones, she recommends golden, honey, and biscuit blonde colours, while subtle versions of these shades also suit olive and golden skin tones and can be incorporated as highlights for brunettes looking for a seasonal change.
Belinda’s colour picks: Nice’n Easy ColourBlend Foam in Extra Natural Light Blonde for blondes and Nice’n Easy ColourBlend Foam in Lightest Golden Brown for brunettes.

If your face is long…
Belinda says: "One long length of hair will draw the face down, further elongating features.” Her solution? Create layers throughout your hair to break up the length and try weaving different shades of colour throughout your hair to soften your face and create more roundness. For blondes, a mixture of creamy blonde, caramel, and golden brown will help soften your features, and those with darker skin tones and hair will find that natural lighter brown highlights will do the trick.
Belinda’s colour picks: Nice’n Easy ColourBlend Foam in Light Blonde for blondes and and Nice’n East ColourBlend Foam in Natural Medium Golden Brown for darker shades.

If your face is small…
Smaller features and squarer faces can get away with wearing solid, glossy hair colours such as a rich black, a warm brown, or even a platinum blonde. Belinda also suggests hairstyles that are all one length for those with smaller features.
Belinda’s colour picks: Nice’n Easy ColourBlend Foam in Natural Burgundy.

Do you ever get your hair cut and styled to suit your face shape? What’s your favourite hair colour on yourself?

 How to pick eyelashes depending on your eye shape…
Brows to suit your face shape…

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Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

I prefer blonde on myself - it comes naturally so I think it suits me best. I've got a stack of yellow undertones in my skin so the yellowy hair colour seems to go with it.

Posted on: November 29, 2012 (Nov 29, 2012 6:11am)

Posted by: Rose_P (Australia)

I'm a brunette and quite happy with that. I did colour my hair years ago but it turned brassy and yuck.

Posted on: November 29, 2012 (Nov 29, 2012 7:53am)

Cheat’s guide to: immovable updos

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Hands up if you’ve ever spent ages pinning and perfecting your updo thinking it looks AWESOME, only to catch a glance of the back of your head and see a muddled mess of bobby pins? It kind of ruins the overall look, right? And then half of them end up falling out throughout the night anyway, which is really annoying AND destroys your ‘do. But how else are you able to hold your hairstyle in place? I mean, hairspray can only go so far without the help of pins or elastic bands…

Introducing Scunci Pin Twirls: the ultimate timesaving, style-holding hair accessory that’ll allow you to create any manner of updo and keep it firmly in place all night long – no telltale pins in sight! Don’t believe me? Watch our video above to see how firmly it holds a full head of hair in place…

Other easy-peasy hair how-tos you’ll love:
Perfectly perky ponytail

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Boho twists in under a minute

Easy-peasy extra volume

And stay tuned for more easy-peasy hair tutorials – we’ll have another one for you next week!

Do you have trouble holding your hair ‘do in place? What do you think of these nifty Scunci Pin Twirls?

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Posted by: TriedandTested (Australia)

This is such a chic look for work or going out! Will definately try it out

Posted on: November 28, 2012 (Nov 28, 2012 5:19pm)

Posted by: bebeautiful34 (Australia)

wow, so impressive! i've heard so many good things about these spin pins, i wonder how well it would work on my layered shoulder length hair?

Posted on: November 28, 2012 (Nov 28, 2012 5:55pm)

Christmas gifts that give back

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It thrills me when my beloved beauty brands go beyond their usual cosmetics-producing duties to care for others, the environment and animals. It absolutely thrills me, in fact! Because if you’ve got the voice and the power, why not use it for the greater good, I say.

Do you love a good beauty product that gives back, too? Good, because I’ve rounded up some goodies from brilliant brands with a conscience; gift packs that’ll makes your Christmas just a wee bit more jolly…


#1: Trilogy Anniversary Collection
Not only are the crew at Trilogy passionate about skin care, they’re animal mad and tireless humanitarians as well. So, stock up on this winning collection and the recipient of your gift will not only glow with health, but you’ll glow with charitable-inspired happiness, too.


#2: Lush Cool Christmas
Lush is rather generous when it comes to environmental conservation, and is willing to put its freshly-moisturised neck out in support of both human and animal rights. It’s also helping you keep fresh this hot silly season with this invigorating and cooling snow-themed pack.


#3: endota spa green thumb pack
Alongside donating one per cent of all skin care sales to Bush Heritage Australia to help preserve our land, water and wildlife, endota spa is encouraging all of us to get a little ‘green’ and hit the garden with this adorable Christmas pack. Don’t worry, though, the hand cream will ensure your paws are pampered post gardening session.


#4:
Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermofoliant
It fights for women’s entrepreneurial opportunities all across the globe thanks to its joinFITE campaign, but Dermalogica is also fighting to keep our skin looking mighty fine this silly season. This vitamin-packed trio will keep your skin looking glorious, no matter how many beverages you throw back…    


#5:
Aveda THE GIFT OF PURE RELIEF gift set
Aveda is a leader when it comes to environmental responsibility in the cosmetics industry, so you’ll know you’re giving a double dose of goodness when you hand over this gift pack to your loved one. Nourishing both the hands and the feet, this relief-inducing gift pack is a hydrating delight.


#6: Burt’s Bees Sweet Kiss
Not sure what all the buzz surrounding Burt’s Bees is about? Well, it commits to pledging at least 10 per cent of all online sales to The Greater Good Foundation for starters, as well as doing more than its bit for humans, animals and the environment. That means you (and your bestie) can spend hours puckering up with these delicious lip balms without feeling any guilt. None at all.


#7: The Body Shop Fruity Photos
Now this is a very cool idea: the box housing this selection of The Body Shop fruity bath and body products is a magnetised photo box. So, once Christmas is over, your loved one can slide an image in the front and store other photos inside. Yep, it seems The Body Shop crew are not just geniuses when it comes to creating scrumptious-smelling beauty products, defending human rights, protecting our planet and fighting for community fair trade - they’re nifty with their Christmas packs, too.

 


Did you know these brands were big crusaders for the earth, humans or animals? Which gift packs would you like to give to a loved one (or cheekily keep for yourself)?

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Posted by: bebeautiful34 (Australia)

Great gift ideas! Cute, useful and all with a good conscience!

Posted on: November 28, 2012 (Nov 28, 2012 12:18pm)

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

Hmm, these sound very tempting because they are great products, plus they provide help for other causes too. wouldnt mind trying any of them for myself - especially the Dermalogica pack.

Posted on: November 28, 2012 (Nov 28, 2012 12:30pm)