Do you exfoliate this body part?

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We’ve already stressed the importance of using a hand cream that contains sunscreen, but have we stepped on our soapbox and rammed home the importance of giving your paws a good old exfoliation on a regular basis? I’m not sure we have, actually.

Like your eye area, your hands age fast. Like, really fast. The skin is thinner, and they’re constantly exposed to sunlight and other severe environments (hello, harsh cleaning products!). But the sad truth is this: we tend to ignore them. And it’s a shame, really. That’s exactly why we’re suggestion you amp up the benefits of your regular hand cream by adding in a few extra skin smoothing steps…

WASH YOUR HANDS WITH THIS: Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan and Grapeseed Deep Cleansing Hand Wash
This delicious-smelling gem contains natural exfoliants that remove impurities and polish away any rough patches while deeply cleansing the hands at the same time. Pop it in your bathroom for daily use and you’ll be helping your hands without even realising it.

EXFOLIATE YOUR HANDS WITH THIS: Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan and Grapeseed Hand Recovery
Squeeze a little of this polishing formula onto your hands to exfoliate and re-texturise the skin. Once they’re washed clean, be prepared to be blown away by how soft and smooth your skin really is. This wonder also contains emollients to condition your paws, too, so they’ll be left feeling hydrated as well. Love.

HYDRATE YOUR HANDS WITH THIS: Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan and Grapeseed Hand Therapy
To extend that super-soft feeling, apply this sweet-smelling goodie after you’ve finished exfoliating, and after each time you wash. Containing macadamia nut, pomegranate, grapeseed, and argan oils, it’s one hard working cream that’ll leave your paws intensely nourished.  

WIN! WIN! WIN! It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to snag some awesome beauty prizes. Yippee!

For your chance to win one of five Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan and Grapeseed Hand Packs valued at $85 each, simply answer the questions below…

Competition ends: midnight 25th October 2012
NSW Permit Number: LTPM/11/00694 / Class: Type C
ACT Permit Number: ACT TP 11/03451

 
Do you exfoliate your hands? Will you polish them regularly from now on?


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Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

No...well not specifically - I use a body exfoliator in the shower, and a I do rub a little onto the backs of my hands, but I've not used a proper hand scrub or polish before, what a great idea! I've been using a handcream with suncscreen for the past 3 months, and they've been looking a lot more cared for since then, but could sure do with this addtional attention. And pomegranate just happens to be my favourite bathroom scent so the answer to the second question is yes, as soon as I get my mits on some of these gorgeous sounding products. The colours of the packs will go perfectly with my bathroom decor too - thanks for bringing these goodies to my attention bh ♥

Posted on: October 12, 2012 (Oct 12, 2012 5:38am)

Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

Ive never exfoliate my hands or considered it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention bh. The pack above looks so yummy, i want to eat a pomegrante right now. It does make sense why you should exfoliate your skin, it would be very benefitial for skin regrowth and recovery. Im very interested in the above products now.

Posted on: October 12, 2012 (Oct 12, 2012 7:27am)

How-to: neutral nails with a twist

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I’ll be the first to admit I’m a massive lover of a neutral nail. Sometimes the perfect nude or taupe is just the thing to leaving you feeling lady-like and put-together. But sometimes, a nude nail needs a bit more. A bit more colour, a bit more vibrancy, a bit more oomph. So we’ve come up with the perfect way to take this low-key look to the next level. All you’ll need to get your hands on is a nude polish, a bright nail polish, and some sticky tape, then follow the how-to below (hover your mouse over the stars to get the deets)...

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  1. Step one

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    Paint two coats of your nude polish and wait for them to dry completely. We used Ulta3 PRO Nail Polish in Café au Lait.

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  2. Step two

    Once your nails are dry, take two pieces of tape. Remove the stickiness by pressing them into the palm of your hand. Stick them over the bottom of your nail in a V-shape. Make sure the tape goes from the middle of your cuticle up to the edge of the nail t

  3. Step three

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    Take another piece of stape and stick it on your nail parallel to one of the bottom 'V' pieces, leaving a small gap. Paint the gap with your bright colour. We used Ulta3 PRO Nail Polish in Coral Crush. Once dry, remove the sticky tape and repeat for the o

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  4. Step four

    Remove the tape after a few minutes and leave to dry for about 10 minutes.

Bonus: Each Ulta3 PRO Salon Manicure nail polish is a nail colour, base coat, and topcoat in one, so you’ve just saved yourself some time. Win!

It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to win some awesome beauty prizes – hooray!
And if you love a bit of nail art, you’ll love this prize.
For your chance to win one of five Ulta3 PRO Salon Manicure prize packs, valued at $20 (so you’ll get a cool four shades), simply answer the question below.
Competition ends: midnight 25th October 2012
NSW Permit Number: LTPM/11/00694 / Class: Type C
ACT Permit Number: ACT TP 11/03451

Do you like to keep your nail look simple, or do you prefer to play around with colours and styles? What’s your can’t-live-without nail shade?

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Posted by: Isabelle135 ()

I love just having a nude nail-so chic and simple

Posted on: October 11, 2012 (Oct 11, 2012 5:04pm)

Posted by: Blossy77 (Australia)

I'm hopeless at polish, my preference is for buffing to a high shine because its the only thing I can get right!

Posted on: October 11, 2012 (Oct 11, 2012 5:18pm)

Make-up tips to make life easy

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Honestly, when we hear that a make-up artist wants to share new beauty tips with us we’re like kids at Christmas. And we have a feeling you’re a little bit like that too, being bonafide beauty nuts and all. So get out your notepads and listen in closely, because Bodyography Make-Up Artist, Fiona Di Nezza, is here to impart a bit of super smart beauty wisdom to you all.

  1. 1. Why you NEED to prime

Primers even out your skin tone and allow for a smoother, longer lasting finish to your make-up. After cleansing your face apply a light primer all over your skin and follow with foundation. Your make-up will not only continue to look fresh throughout the day/night, but your foundation will also last a lot longer in the bottle!

Try: Bodyography Foundation Primer in green, neutral and clear to counter-balance different skin tones and conditions. 

  1. 2. Tip for finding the right foundation

When looking for the correct shade, apply a small amount directly onto your neck and décolletage. If the colour appears to ‘dissolve’ into your natural skin tone, then you have the right shade for you! Remember to change your foundation shade seasonally. If you tend to tan a lot in summer, buy a foundation that is a shade darker than what you wear in the cooler months, and vice versa. 

Try: Bodyography Natural Finish Foundation, which come in a variety of yellow and pink undertones to suit any skin tone

  1. 3. How to make a red lip last longer 

To ensure a longer lasting, vibrant result, opt for a hydrating lip primer before applying your favourite red lipstick. Lightly coat your lips with the primer, line your lips, and then apply your lipstick. The silicon in the lip primer sticks to both your lip and lipstick without drying your lips and stops your red from bleeding off and becoming patchy. 

Try: Bodyography Canvas Eye Mousse which is a 2-in-1 eye and lip primer

  1. 4. Minimise your make-up bag 

Opt for products that can be used for more then one look. Lip stains can be used for the lips and cheeks due to their longer lasting effects. Keep your eyes bare with a light mascara and apply a bold pink lip stain to your lips, then smudge a light amount with your finger onto your cheeks for a fresh look. 

Try: Bodyography Electric Lip Slides in Tickled Pink and Caught In The Act 

  1. 5. Simplify your smokey eye 

Smokey eyes don’t have to be complicated - keep it simple and you’ll get the result you’re after. Start with a lighter grey/silver base and apply from your lash line to the crease of your eye. Then, blend a darker shade (like charcoal) from the middle of the eye to the outer corner. Hint: Keeping the inner corner of the eye lighter will ensure the eye remains large and open. With a pink/champagne tone, highlight the brow bone. Highlighting attracts light and will lift and brighten the area. Smudge the darker charcoal across your bottom lash line from corner to corner. Finish with a black eyeliner and lashings of mascara to enhance the overall look.

Try: Bodyography Smokey Eye Pack, which includes an Eyeshadow Expressions Duo in Cemented (half silver, half grey), Volumising Ink Mascara, Black Magic Eyeliner, and an eyeshadow brush for easy application and blending. 

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It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to win some awesome beauty prizes – hooray! You are lucky ducks, aren’t you?!

Speaking of protection, with summer just around the corner, it pays to shield yourself from the damaging effects of the sun, too! For your chance to win one of five Bodyography Smokey Eye Kits, simply answer the question below.

Competition ends: midnight 25th October 2012
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ACT Permit Number: ACT TP 11/03451

What are the best make-up tips you've ever heard?


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Posted by: beautybabe(: (Australia)

Great tips! Some of the best tips I've ever heard.. hmm...
- Use translucent setting powder to minimise shine. I have suuuper oily skin, and I read somewhere that translucent setting powder is great for oily skin! Not only does it help your makeup to last longer, but it can stop you from looking like an oil slick throughout the day! I used to be so insecure about my oily skin and I didn't know what to do about it, but ever since I first tried it, I have been using it daily, and it helped so much! (:

- Curl your lashes to open up your eyes and make them appear bigger. I also think it pays if you invest in a good quality eyelash curler. I don't tend to curl my eyelashes that much, as I heard that too much curling can be damaging, but when I do they look amazing and it really opens up my eyes! If your eyelashes are looking a bit damaged or dry, just apply some castor oil to them at night with a cotton bud. I found that this made them so much more luscious, and even grow a little! (:

- Highlight the inner and outer corners of your eyes to brighten them up. I love this one! It's such an easy, simple thing to do, but it can make such a big difference! I just use a plain, white eyeshadow and carefully dot it in the inner corner first, and then a bit in the outer corner. I just love how it instantly brightens up my eyes and makes them appear so much more awake! You also can highlight the brow bone for a bit of extra brightness! (:

Posted on: October 11, 2012 (Oct 11, 2012 12:28pm)

Posted by: RockieHazel (Australia)

Fantastic tips!
Highlighting the inner corner of your eyes, brow bone and cheek bones makes a huge difference
Finding an eye lash curler that actually fits your eye makes your lashes so much easier to curl and the curl looks better too
Great skincare is the key to great looking makeup

Posted on: October 11, 2012 (Oct 11, 2012 12:34pm)

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 28”

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We recently showcased some amazing stories from breast cancer survivors. One of which was from Melissa, who was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of breast cancer at 28, and who shares her moving story in the video above.

It’s stories like these that provide a sense of support for those suffering from, or affected by breast cancer. They help you to know that it’s ok to feel scared, angry, and overwhelmed. That it’s normal to sometimes feel like you just want to give up. But they also help to bring hope and inspiration, to show you that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel.

We're really lucky to have two breast cancer survivors, Lisa and Yvette, participating in a live forum chat next week. The live chat will take place in this dedicated forum thread at 6.30pm on Tuesday 16th October and is a chance for you to hear a bit more about their experiences, ask their advice, or share your own experiences and thoughts on breast cancer.

I think it’s going to be a really inspiring hour, so I’d encourage you all to login and say hi if you can. But if you can’t make it, feel free to leave your questions or comments underneath this blog, or in the dedicated forum thread.

Looking for ways that you can help support the National Breast Cancer Foundation? Check out some of these limited edition Pink Month beauty buys - they look gorgeous and support a really worthy cause. You can also head in to Woolworths and get tickled pink with Dove Pink beauty products, buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a BMW convertible, or simply do this one thing that won't cost a thing!

It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to win some awesome beauty prizes – hooray! For your chance to win one of five Dove Pink packs, simply answer the question below.
Competition ends: midnight 25th October 2012
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Posted by: Blossy77 (Australia)

It's a video that made me tear up actually. What scares me most is not recognizing the signs. Like most women I get all manner of lumpy bits throughout the month, and it's different month to month. How do you know when to get something checked?

Posted on: October 11, 2012 (Oct 11, 2012 7:42am)

Posted by: emeraldeyez (Australia)

What a touching story, how strong Melissa and her mother are. I lost my mother to breast cancer, a terrible disease. and I religiously buy breast cancer supported products in a hope, one day they wil find a cure!

Posted on: October 11, 2012 (Oct 11, 2012 8:13am)

Six ways to maintain a sun-kissed fake tan

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I’m not sure who it was, but the human being who invented fake tan is an absolute genius in my books. I mean, one single application of this bronzed goodness can make you feel confident, make your eyes sparkle, make you feel (and look!) slimmer, and even make your teeth look whiter. It’s sheer brilliance.

But a dose of fake tan can only last so long, beauties. Sad, but true. That’s why we’re pulling a few tips and tricks out of our wise sleeves to help you maintain your faux tanned skin for longer. Because at the end of the day, whether you’ve visited the salon for a spray or done an at-home job, you’ll always want your skin to remain sun-kissed for as long as possible…

HOW TO MAINTAIN A FAKE TAN FOR LONGER

TIP #1: always exfoliate before application.
We know you know this, but it is the key to a long-lasting tan. One of the main reasons your faux tan fades so fast is because your dead skin cells shed soon after application, taking your tan with it. By scrubbing your entire bod (and paying special attention to your ankles, knees and elbows), you’re getting rid of any loose layers of skin currently hanging around and slowing down how soon your skin will shed in the process. Try: Naked Tan Walnut Body Polish

TIP #2: use a faux bronzing product that can be layered.
Mousses are brilliant for this as they settle into the skin a whole lot quicker than, say, the cream varieties. Do one full body application and let it dry for 10 minutes, before following up with another one. This will give you a deeper tan; one that will also last longer. Apply another layer 24 hours later and you’ll be a sun-kissed babe for many, many days. Promise. Try: Naked Tan Instant Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

TIP #3: always wash your fake-tanned body wisely.
You know how harsh, sulphate-packed shampoos can strip your hair of its colour? The same goes for body washes. Using a tan-loving body cleanser means you’ll still feel (and smell!) clean, but you won’t end up washing your faux tan down the drain. Try: Naked Tan Body Cleanser

TIP #4: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise.
And then moisturise some more while you’re at it. Dry skin makes for a patchy, short-term tan, and it also makes it difficult for you to remove said tan when you want to start afresh. Tanning formulas also dehydrate the skin, so you’ll always find your skin craving a hydration boost in the days following an application of faux tan. Drinking lots of water is also a wonderful idea to help hydrate from the inside out. Try: Naked Tan Crème de la Crème

TIP #5: feel free to enhance your tan using shimmer products.
Doing so will not only make your legs looking ridiculously healthy and moisturised, but it will also disguise any patchy areas or fading tan. The hit of hydration will also ward off any dry patches, which we know are a fake tan’s number one enemy. Try: Naked Tan Goddess Shimmer

TIP #6: avoid jumping in the ocean or a swimming pool.
Boring, yes, but chlorine eats away at your fake tan, as does salt water. So if you want to maintain it, stay away. However, you can also use this to your advantage. Struggling to get rid of the remnants of a fading tan? A swim in the old swimming pool followed by a scrub down in the shower will leave your skin fresh and clean and ready for another round of faux bronzing. Smart.

WIN! WIN! WIN! It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to snag some awesome beauty prizes. Yippee!

For your chance to win one of five Naked Tan Instant Self Tan Bronzing Mousse valued at $44.95 each, simply answer the question below…

Competition ends: midnight 23rd October 2012
NSW Permit Number: LTPM/11/00694 / Class: Type C

ACT Permit Number: ACT TP 11/03451


What are your tips and tricks for maintaining your fake tan?

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Posted by: bebeautiful34 (Australia)

great tips, i would definitely agree with exfoliating and moisturising

Posted on: October 10, 2012 (Oct 10, 2012 7:01pm)

Posted by: Shan14 (Australia)

I love the 'layering on' tip. Brush on a shimmering powder-bronzer in a line down the front of your legs to make them look longer and sexier.

Posted on: October 10, 2012 (Oct 10, 2012 7:07pm)