27 Oct 2011 17:15 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
Normally when people are celebrating a big anniversary, they’re the ones that get the gifts. Not in the case of Kate Moss and her 10 year partnership with Britain’s IT cosmetics brand, Rimmel London.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m sure Miss Moss attended many a celebration in honour of her 10 years with the brand, and though we may have missed the star-studded events and the accolades, we, the public, have received something much, much more valuable.
The new Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick is one of my favourite new beauty kit acquirements. I received the lippy in a sultry red shade only a few weeks ago, and I must say, it is one of the longest wearing lippies I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing.
In addition to its ability to seriously go the distance, the creamy texture is also a valuable asset. It glides on like a silk nightie to nourished skin and is available in nine fashion-friendly shades that are inspired by Kate’s experience on the runway, in the studio, or on the red carpet.
The black casing features Kate’s uber sexy red signature and makes these lippies a true collectors item, not to mention a fabulous gift. So whether you’re a model maniac, a Rimmel devotee, or a beauty buff (which, let’s face it – we know you are!) you’ll definitely want to get your hands on these! (Did we mention you pay $12 for one of these and get change? Amazing, I know.)
What beauty product would you love to create if you had the chance?
ive seen the adds for these and they look great. $12- bargain!
Posted on: October 27, 2011 (Oct 27, 2011 5:39pm)
The lippy looks lovely, I'd have to say if I had the chance I'd create a skincare range.
Posted on: October 27, 2011 (Oct 27, 2011 5:40pm)
26 Oct 2011 18:25 PM | Posted by Editor
Q: “I am yet to find the perfect mascara for me that is waterproof, doesn’t smudge and is affordable for me. $20 is the max I can spend…Is there actually one out there?” – Jatz
A: We hear you loud and clear Jatz. But luckily you’ve asked the question in the right place, because we’ve got some great (and affordable) waterproof mascara options to help you solve this cosmetics conundrum. Here are just a few of our faves:
COVERGIRL Lash Exact Mascara – waterproof variant
This is without a doubt my ‘holy grail’ waterproof mascara. I wear it every day and through rain, tears (and there’ve been a few!) and swims in the sea it stays perfectly in place. Word on the street is that they’re going to be discontinuing this line soon (so devastated!) so if you get the chance grab some while you can! If not, the COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara in the waterproof variant is also a fab buy for under $20.
Rimmel 100% Waterproof Mascara
With an overall member rating of 4/5 stars, we can pretty much put our money on the fact that this waterproof mascara will go the distance. And coming in at $12.50, you’ll be able to buy this baby and have spare change for another cheap and cheerful beauty buy too!
essence Stays On and On Volume Mascara
Ok, so while it’s not technically a waterproof mascara, the formula is smudge-proof and smear-proof, so you can be assured that it if you happen to rub your eyes it won’t end up halfway down your face. Plus at $5.95 it’s affordable enough to give it a road-test without feeling like you’re splashing too much cash on a product you’ve never tried.
Head to this forum thread and find out which waterproof mascaras our members recommended to Jatz...
What are your favourite waterproof mascaras?
Thanks to Jatz for asking the question, and to BH for answering. I think I will road test the essense smudge proof one soon. At the end of an exhausting work day, I usually forget I am wearing eye makeup and rub my eyes. It's not a great look!
Posted on: October 27, 2011 (Oct 27, 2011 12:10pm)
Revlon has a good one - but i must admit it is hard to get off even with remover - that's why i only use it for nite time - but it is a fabulous one
Posted on: October 27, 2011 (Oct 27, 2011 12:10pm)
26 Oct 2011 22:51 PM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
When my mum recently asked me how I had become such a bright spark, she wasn’t insinuating I’d become an overnight maths whiz (numbers are just not my thing you see), it was because my skin had that glow about it. That fresh, radiant glow that usually belongs to those who have just finished a long workout, or are pregnant and totally blissed up. (I had to convince my mum that it definitely wasn’t the former!).
Actually, my secret is a new product I’ve come across - a brightening product, (and if you know me, you’ll know that I love anything that claims to brighten dull and dreary skin). It’s the new Brightening Face Balm by Aum.
This little gem is one of the newest releases from pampering organic brand Aum, and has fast become one of my skin care staples due to its velvety texture, brightening abilities and balmy nourishment. The AUM signature marine complex found in the Face Balm works in unison with green tea to even out skin tone and brighten the whole face in one fell swoop. It’s the light at the end of the dull skin tunnel (no pun intended).
My new-found fave is actually part of a team of four newbies that are bound to rock your socks in a big way. In addition to its already varied (and uber amazing) skin range, is a Line Minimising Cream, Gentle Facial Foaming Cleanser and Firming Eye Cream. The best part? Right now, thanks to beautyheaven’s collaboration with Aum, you can receive two AUM products for the price of one - simply print off the voucher here to take advantage…
How important is a bright complexion to you?
As I've aged I've found I can get away with a few creases and lines, and discolourations here and there can be disguised, but nothing beats a bright complexion for keeping the years off your whole appearance, so it's numero uno in my beauty book - these AUM products sound like they were made for me :-)
Posted on: October 27, 2011 (Oct 27, 2011 5:41am)
Posted by:(Member since 2007, Australia)
Very imprtant to me as I have dry skin so really I need a light bulb to brighten me up! The AUM range seems excellent, would love to give this a try.
Posted on: October 27, 2011 (Oct 27, 2011 7:26am)
26 Oct 2011 15:26 PM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
Looking to add a bit of oomph to your already spook-tacular Halloween ensemble? Or maybe you’d prefer to keep things a bit more low-key with your outfit and incorporate just a touch of a ‘fright night’ vibe? Either way, we’ve got just the accessories to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Sally Hansen Halloween Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips – there’s just something about ghosts and spider webs that gets you in the mood to trick or treat, right? Luckily Sally Hansen has given us an uber-glam way to get into the spooky spirit. Its innovative, easy-to-apply nail strips are now available in Halloween-themed prints that are the perfect addition to any look. Our favourites? Ghoulie Girl, and Spun For You.
MAC 42 Lash – nothing says dramatic and standout like a set of out-there, heavy lashes. These natural-hair fake lashes will add some definition to your lash line and give your lashes an uneven, shaggy, and totally Halloween-glam look (perfect for any witch or vampire costume!). If you’re not planning on going all out, couple the lashes with a vampy red lip and an LBD, and you’ve got your outfit sorted!
Scunci Grooming Bobby Pins – sure, bobby pins aren’t exactly the kind of accessory anyone would notice straight away, but they might be pretty essential to your Halloween look. Whether it’s an intricate up-‘do you’ve decided on, or you’re planning on pinning some spiders into your hair, you’ll want to get your hands on some pins that won’t let you down halfway through the night. And the best bit about these babies? They come in Black, Blonde, and Brown, so all hair colours are sorted.
Not sure which Halloween look to go for? We help you figure it out…
Who’s your Halloween celebrity alter ego?
Do you celebrate Halloween?
What are you dressing up as this year?
I don't celebrate halloween - but i wish i did! But if i did, i know i won't dress up as something scary, more likely to dress up as something cute
Posted on: October 26, 2011 (Oct 26, 2011 5:09pm)
Posted by:(Member since 2007, Australia)
We don't do it.
Posted on: October 26, 2011 (Oct 26, 2011 5:32pm)
26 Oct 2011 11:53 AM | Posted by Editor
Last night I had the strangest dream… Dreamt I went to the Opera House for a live finale of Australia's Next Top Model 2011.
I held hands with Joh Bailey (lie), mingled with Lincoln Lewis, Danny Clayton and the winners’ families (truth), had more hair-spiration than I could ever imagine (check my Facebook page for a peek), and saw Montana take it home!
Okay so it clearly was no dream. But here are some more of my highlights:
- Montana's sister: She wore the most perfect fishtail plait and has Bosworth eyes (one blue, one green). Honestly one of the most beautiful looking people I've ever seen.
- Simone's sisters: They were so sweet and both were wearing huge ballerina buns which they both just chucked-up in the car. As you do!
- The opening: It was such a spectacle with all the girls entering the stage. This was a really well-styled scene with a lot of Ellery clothing in beige and gold.
- The end: Loved seeing how truly supportive Liz was of Montana winning. They seem to have a really sweet friendship.
That's all folks! So sad it's all over. But that's not to say you can't still come to our Facebook page to see what this Insider is up to on an ordinary day.
Yours letting my hair down,
Image courtesy of FOXTEL
What did you think of the ANTM live finale?
Do you think Montana deserved to win?
So glad Montana won!
Posted on: October 26, 2011 (Oct 26, 2011 12:16pm)
gosh - to be young and pretty again
i wanna go back 10 years - just 10 - she's gorgeous
Posted on: October 26, 2011 (Oct 26, 2011 12:35pm)