Six ultra-fabulous beauty buys (raved about by YOU)

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Are you looking for a product that delivers a little bit of extra 'oomph'? A beauty buy that goes that extra mile in the attempt to satisfy your every need? It sounds like you're after beauty products of the 'ultra-fabulous' variety.

It can be tricky to unearth these little gems, but look no further, as I've taken the liberty of rounding up some of the beauty buys that got some amazing endorsements from our members.

So if you're in the market for an extra-special solution to your beauty issues, then don't go past these ultra-awesome products that have been thoroughly reviewed by real women, just like you.

ULTRA-FABULOUS BLEMISH SOLUTION: Clearasil Ultra Pimples + Marks Lotion
"I borrowed this from my brother as I was in desperate need for a pimple cream and the next day I had to go out and get one for myself, it is fantastic! I find that it works superb on blind pimples and reduces the redness dramatically. This is now a must-have for me! Without a doubt recommend!!" - minn880

ULTRA-FABULOUS SKIN-CLEANSING SOLUTION: Bioré Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
"These were great compared to the originals, which I found ineffective. These were great for use once a week. They got most the grossness out, and I love looking at the strip. Tone afterwards to help close pores." - Retro-glam

ULTRA-FABULOUS LACKLUSTRE LASH SOLUTION: Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl Mascara
"This is the best from the Bourjois I have tried so far. The curved shape of the brush ensures mascara is distributed evenly through the lashes allowing for separation, lift and a slight curl. My lashes appear lifted and naturally defined. Love!" - Christy01

ULTRA-FABULOUS DRY HAIR SOLUTION: Goldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Care Treatment
"I absolutely love this intense treatment from Goldwell. Intended for thick to coarse hair, the treatment offers intense conditioning for extremely dry, damaged or chemically stressed hair. And having long hair, which regularly gets coloured at the salon, as well as the damage of daily styling, this is just what my hair needed." - Princess Fiona1

ULTRA-FABULOUS BRONZING SOLUTION: Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra Smoothing Bronzer
"I've been wearing this bronzer for the past month and I'm very happy with the colour on my olive skin. Most bronzers make my skin look dirty (like mud), but this one leaves a subtle shimmer and a beautiful glow. It also blends nicely." - PrincessEllie

ULTRA-FABULOUS SUN PROTECTION SOLUTION: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Face SPF 30+
"This is a great facial sunscreen. It is thin and light and absorbs into the skin nicely. It doesn't feel greasy or oily and the thinner consistency makes it great for use under my makeup. I'd definitely repurchase this when mine runs out." - Kathryn729

Which products can't you stop raving about?

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Posted by: Blossy77 (Australia)

I can't stop raving about rosehip oil. It nourishes, it makes my skin velvety to the touch, it makes my skin glow!

Posted on: September 15, 2012 (Sep 15, 2012 6:35am)

Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume (orange) is my all-time fave mascara - I'm yet to find anything as effective, long-lasting and affordable :-)

Posted on: September 15, 2012 (Sep 15, 2012 7:05am)

114,000 reasons to smile

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It wasn’t too long ago that we released our truly wonderful (an unbiased opinion, of course!) beautyheaven iPhone app.  

But as wonderful as it was, we knew that you needed more. More brands, more products, more reviews. So that’s exactly what we’ve done.

The beautyheaven iPhone app now features upwards of 114,000 reviews (the perfect decision-helper when doing your pre-shop beauty research), more than 450 brands, and a whopping 14,000 products – all at your fingertips for you to peruse.

If that’s not enough to get you rushing to your app store to update your phone, then you might need to be reminded exactly why you can’t live without the beautyheaven iPhone app. Here’s what you can do…

- Search for products: You can choose to search though our whole database of product listings by name, brand or category. Once you find a product, you can read up on it, get the price details, and even read real reviews from other members just like you!


- Create a wishlist: After you find a beauty buy you want, you have the ability to create your own wishlist, to which you can add any products you’re keen to try. You then have the option to send your wishlist on to anyone you like – perfect for those not-so-subtle birthday present hints!


- Make a shopping list: 
Our ‘I want this!’ feature is set to score popularity points. It allows you to search our database for a product you know you want to purchase, and add it to your shopping list so you don’t forget later. Or, you can simply take your own photo of something in a shop, and instantly add it to your list. There are also areas where you can fill in the price and location details of the product, as well as any other bits of info/notes you might need further down the track


- Glossary: Found a product with an ingredient you’re not sure about? Simply look it up on our database before you part with your beauty bucks.


Haven’t downloaded the beautyheaven app yet? Stop the insanity and do it NOW!...

 

Have you ever used the beautyheaven iPhone app? What do you look for in an iPhone app?

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Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I do not have an iphone, but I am happy for all the beauties who will benefit from this app. It is an excellent idea to have beauty product info at your fingertips when shopping. Well done BH.
SandraXxX

Posted on: September 14, 2012 (Sep 14, 2012 5:11pm)

Posted by: ModernSnowWhite (Australia)

that's so cool :)

Posted on: September 14, 2012 (Sep 14, 2012 5:37pm)

How-to: prevent scent clashing

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So, you’ve found yourself the ultimate signature scent. It’s pretty, it’s feminine and you’re in love with it. But then you soon come crashing down from your fragrance high because your realise this: it clashes with the scent of your body wash. And your body lotion. And your hand cream. Bummer.

Scent clashing is a common problem, beauties. But that doesn’t make the situation any less annoying. In fact, this issue is seen as so seriously pesky, many brands have created product ranges in the same scent family just to solve it! And solve it they have done.

One such perfume family is the brand spanking new Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Blue Fragrance Collection. It’s fresh and citrusy – making it perfect for summer – and features the utterly delicious notes of mandarin and orange leaf mixed with a hint of lemon. Love a little floral touch to your juice? You’ll find rose absolute, pink pepper and Himalayan golden champaca blossoms in this one too. Pretty!

But how is this divine new range going to prevent scent clashing? Well, you’ve just got to…

SHOWER IN THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Bath & Shower Gel
This bath and shower gel conditions the skin with botanical extracts, while leaving behind a subtle spicy scent.

HYDRATE WITH THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Body Lotion
Enriched with ingredients from the Himalayan Mountains (read: champaca and green tea extracts), this nourishing lotion also contains green tea oil and shea butter.

SPRITZ ON THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Blue Eau de Toilette
This EDT is your main fragrance source, as its fragrant blend of citrus, floral and spicy base notes of patchouli and exotic woods will linger for hours.

TREAT YOUR PAWS WITH THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Hand Therapy
Want to enhance your scent’s staying power and nab noticeably softer hands? This rich moisturising hand cream will do just that.

Yep, a collection like this is the perfect way to ensure you’re getting the absolute most out of your favourite juice, without any unfortunate scent clashing...



 

 

 

 

Do you suffer from scent-clashing issues, too? Or do layer your favourite scent like this already? What is your favourite fragrance?

 

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Posted by: Marza (Australia)

love the new hand cream

Posted on: September 14, 2012 (Sep 14, 2012 12:05pm)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

I love fresh and citrusy. I will be checking this range out soon.

Posted on: September 14, 2012 (Sep 14, 2012 12:19pm)

Megan Gale’s beauty secret

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Megan Gale’s skin is pretty flawless, so if she’s vouching for a skin care or make-up product (or in this case, both), we’re totally on board.

The product she’s loving right now? The new L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream. It’s a unique face cream that not only provides a flawless, beautifully natural complexion, but it’s got the added benefit of being an anti-ageing treatment that fights the 10 signs of ageing, too.

So why does Megan Gale love it? Watch the video below to find out…

Like what you’ve heard so far? Find out more about L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream:
Look younger with less fuss
Make-up must-haves for the mature woman
Protect and correct your skin
Anti-ageing made easy


Find out more about L'Oreal Revitalit Total Repair 10 BB Cream here (and enter the comp for your chance to win one of 100! BB Creams)

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Posted by: Snazzie (Member since 2008, Australia)

Who wouldn't love to have skin as flawless-looking as Megan's?

I love the whole idea of bb creams but so far have only tried the Garnier one. I liked it but it left my skin looking a little shiny . . so I'd love a bb cream with all the wonderful benefits and no shine :-)

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 5:14pm)

Posted by: Roxymisha (Australia)

I have not used a BB cream. Not convinced yet that it would be suitable for my skin type.

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 5:16pm)

Video how to: get rid of knots and tangles

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Your world is about to be rocked, beauties, especially if you’ve got unruly strands that refuse to behave…

Say hello to Tangle Teezer – the revolutionary brush that is changing ladies’ lives the world over. OK, OK, that does sound a little dramatic, but it is the highest selling hairbrush in the UK, so at least I’ve got some stats to back me up.

And why is everyone going absolutely nuts for a hairbrush? Good question, and this is the answer: this innovative brand has created a small range of handle-less brushes with flexible plastic bristles that gently glide over your knots to untangle them in a pain-free fashion. Yep, no more pulling. No more tugging. And no more yanking. Just knot-free, silky hair.

Oh, but there’s more. The patented bristles on these bad boys ensure your hair isn’t broken, so you’ll never find chunks of hair or split ends caught in the brush after you’ve used it. It’s incredible.

But enough jibber-jabber from me. Watch on as Kate and I talk you through this Tangle Teezer hair wonder, and show you just how well it really works when it comes to fighting messy, ratty ends…

PRODUCTS FEATURED
Tangle Teezer Salon Elite

Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler



 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Thepinkshoe (Australia)

I haven't heard of this but don't knowif I should bother. I bought the Michel mercier one recently and it was so bad. It didn't glide through my hair- it just made it frizzy- so disappointed. Don't think I'll waste my money on another possible gimmick

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 1:06pm)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

Awesome! I am so getting the magic flowerpot so my toddler can brush his beautiful curls with ease. He always gets a conventional brush tangled up.

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 1:32pm)