Member reviewed: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Spring Colours

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A couple of weeks ago, we warmly welcomed some of the beautyheaven members to bh HQ for our second Beauty Degustation.

As part of the event, members were invited to a Sally Hansen manicure station where they had their nails buffed, polished, and coloured with Sally Hansen’s delightful Complete Salon Manicure Spring Colours range. 

sally hansen manicure station

Just like the regular Complete Salon Manicure polishes, the spring colours boast seven benefits in one handy bottle. Not only will the new shades help you to accessorise your outfit for the races (or any spring ensemble, for that matter) with a pop of gorgeous colour, but they’ll also act as a base coat, nail strengthener, growth treatment and topcoat. Plus, the polishes are formulated to offer a chip-resistant result with a gel-like shine. 

sally hansen complete salon manicure spring

So what did our members have to say about their experience with Sally Hansen and the Complete Salon Manicure polishes?

“I recently received pretty pastel shades to trial at the Beauty Degustation – a coral, light pink and baby blue. These are great picks, as I would wear all of them… On the BH degustation day, Nikki applied a Nude shade from the permanent collection and explained there was no need for a top and base coat, which is excellent for a lazy girl like me! I love how sheer the polishes are because you can build the colour up, but they aren't gloopy and don't pile up on your nail either. I found the polishes were all quite thin but buildable, and produced a really bright and gorgeous colour." – Captain Cheeky.

“I was very impressed by the vibrancy of the nail polish and how it looked on my fingers. It glides on smoothly and I love the 'flatter' brush for ease of application. The colour is very true and also rather long-lasting. It lasted about a week without touch-ups, reapplication or top coats etc. Of course, this is accounting for the fact that I wash my hands excessively and play water sports 3 times per week. I love the range of colours, especially in the new spring collection. Very pastel-ly and suitable for the upcoming Melbourne Cup events. I highly recommend these nail polishes!” – Mdy_118.

“I fell in love with the gorgeous spring colours at the BH degustation. Two coats provided adequate coverage, and the polish was also easy to apply. It had a lovely glossy finish and relatively long-lasting colour.” – lilys775.

“My manicure stayed totally intact for four days, with chips starting to appear on the 5th day. Given the activities I had done during the 4-5 days, I was happy with this result. I am happy to recommend Sally Hansen's new Complete Salon Manicure Spring Colour Collection nail polishes.” – Ingrid82.

Read more reviews for the new Complete Salon Manicure Spring Colour Collection

Have you tried Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Spring Colours? What’s your favourite spring nail colour to wear?


What else happened at Beauty Degustation?

Kate Waterhouse shares her race day beauty tips

How-to: half-moon nails

How to colour-block your nails

All the nail art inspiration you could ever need

12 signs you're addicted to beauty



Member Comments

Posted by: MoonlightSak (Australia)

These new polishes are really nice. I particularly love the holographic glitter polish in this range. it adds bling to all my manicures.
The polishes definately last long , and are chip resistant. I think my nails condition has improved since using them so I would say they do have a nail strengthener in the polish. really good quality nail polish and I love the luxurious bottle.

Posted on: October 22, 2014 (Oct 22, 2014 4:22pm)

Posted by: Anita1502 (Australia)

Oh my god! That blue in the picture is so amazing! Need that shade in my life!!!

Posted on: October 22, 2014 (Oct 22, 2014 4:23pm)

The secret to fighting imperfections the easy way!

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Oily T-zone. Shiny cheeks. Blemishes and imperfections. Unfortunately for some us, the daily perils that come with having oily skin can not only be complicated, but can also reduce your self-confidence to zero.
A busy lifestyle also makes it difficult to find the time during the day to keep oily and combination skin in check. Predicting when that oil slick is about to make an appearance, or when that blackhead will transform itself into a whitehead right in the middle of your chin, is no easy feat!

So the best way to address the problem of controlling combination and oily skin types every day is to have a streamlined skin care routine that will make a huge difference to your day-to-day life by treating oily-skin complications easily. Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask doesn’t only save money, time and hassle of having to use three different products, but it also contains the ingredients you need to arm yourself with for clearer and purified skin.

Used as a daily wash, Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 purifies skin thanks to the ingredient, zinc, which works to clear away impurities and with regular use, minimises excess oil. The multi-tasking product also contains salicylic acid known for its antibacterial properties and the natural exfoliant pumice stone, making it the perfect scrub for unclogging pores and whisking away dead skin cells and impurities.

Your weekly skin-clearing mask is also sorted with this product. Simply apply the product to your entire face, leave for three minutes, and rinse away to reveal a mattified complexion thanks to the ingredient, white clayfor its soothing and absorbing properties..

If you think the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask would make the perfect addition to your skin care routine, check out what our members who recently trialed the product had to say:

“And after using this product for a week, my skin has evened out in texture, it’s much less oily, and my ever annoying acne has cleared up. It’s like a miracle come true.” - Tara598

“It is the ONLY product I have used which has started to clear away the ugly cluster of pimples, as well as reducing the shine on my t-zone and mattifying my skin a little more! I had results, with pimples and blemishes beginning to clear within about three days!” – rochelle1991

“Overall, I noticed that it eliminated impurities, shine and helped with my acne. It kept my oily skin at bay and left it feeling fresh without being too harsh.” – May318

To read all of the results from the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask Trial Team, click here.

Do you suffer from oily to combination skin that is prone to imperfections? Would you like to try the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask?





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Member Comments

Posted by: Growing old (Australia)

No I definately don't have an oily complexion. As a teen I had a problematic T zone with bkackheads I have been lucky (touching wood as I know many women like me who start to break out when menopause kicks in) to only have the occasional hormonal pimple. I read recently that having oily skin helps keep the wrinkles at bay!

Posted on: October 22, 2014 (Oct 22, 2014 11:09am)

Posted by: MoniqueKerstin (Australia)

I have an oily t-zone, I find that using mineral powder foundations reduce breakouts and shine coming through. less is best!

Posted on: October 22, 2014 (Oct 22, 2014 11:30am)

6 things we can all learn from Kim Kardashian

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There’s probably no celebrity better known than Kim Kardashian. Every hair colour change she’s ever had has been well documented. Her pregnancy, engagement, wedding, and even post-baby weight loss made international headlines. And her reality TV show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, pulls in ratings like no other.

Yeah, pretty much everyone knows who she is, so everyone has an opinion about her (even my grandmother does).

But whether you love her, hate her, or feel incredibly indifferent towards her and the Kardashian clan (which is doubtful), there’s no denying we’ve all learnt (or can learn) a beauty trick or two from the reality TV queen.

To celebrate Kim Kardashian’s 34th birthday, here are six things the stunner has taught us:

A neutral lip colour can be glamorous
kim kardashian glamorous make-up

Have you ever seen Kim Kardashian not looking 110 per cent glam? The proof is in the pudding.

Perfecting the closed-mouth-smile/no-smile is hard
kim kardashian closed smile

Seriously, how many times have you tried to do it and you’ve just ended up looking miserable? Mastering the perfect balance of smiling and being deadpan and looking good is damn hard. Props to you, Kimmy K – you’ve made it look easy as.

Almost anyone can go blonde

Even Kim, with her nearly jet-black hair, dipped her toes in the light-haired pool. And she looked ah-mazing. Lesson learnt: you just need to find the blonde that works with your hair colour and make sure it’s blended well.  

Power brows are everything
kim kardashian brows

Just look at what they do for her face! Filling in your brows (with pencil, powder or mousse) can do wonders to define your features and add some oomph to your overall look.

There’s nothing wrong with finding a make-up look that works and sticking with it
kim kardashian neutral make-up

Nine times out of 10, you’ll see Kim sporting the same make-up look: warm, bronzed skin, thick lashes, and a neutral lip. But it works. If you find the make-up look that suits you, ain’t nothing wrong with rocking it day, night and any time in between.

But a bright red lip should always make an appearance

Even if you couldn’t be more scared of a bright lip colour, give a vibrant and bold red a go. There’s nothing that can lift your mood and brighten up your look quite as much as the eye-catching hue.

What do you admire about Kim Kardashian’s beauty look? Which beauty look would you like to recreate?


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Member Comments

Posted by: Linda_Vesinger (Australia)

I've never really gotten into the neutral lip look, it tends to just wash me out too much. I think she looks great wearing a bright red instead of just nude, nude, nude!

Posted on: October 21, 2014 (Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm)

Posted by: bebeautiful34 (Australia)

I'm in the "hate her" camp :P

Posted on: October 21, 2014 (Oct 21, 2014 4:58pm)

How-to: apply a face tan without fear

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If you’ve never tried a face tan before, it can be quite daunting. But with the right technique and the right products, you really have nothing to worry about.

As the skin on the face is quite delicate compared to the rest of the body, the lines between skincare and self tan are blurring. St Tropez has created innovative products that not only deliver a bronzed, healthy glow but also incorporate skincare benefits for the best results.

The video above shows exactly how to apply the St Tropez face tan for a flawless finish.

For more information, tips, trend alerts and news on St Tropez products, visit the website or search for sttropeztanau on social media sites.


Don’t feel like watching our video? Follow this step-by-step guide instead:



STEP 1. Apply an emollient balm on your eyebrows and any dark spots to prevent them from darkening.

STEP 2. Apply a small amount of tan evenly onto the skin with light sweeping motions. Make sure you blend the tan all the way up to the hairline. When you’re done, wash your hands and wipe off any excess tan from the eyebrows.

STEP 3. While your face tan is developing, apply a tan to your body for that top-to-toe glow.

STEP 4. Once your tan has developed, apply make-up as usual.


Have you ever tried a face tan? If not, are you likely to try it after watching this video?

Member Comments

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

I've never applied fake tan before so these are great tips.

Posted on: October 21, 2014 (Oct 21, 2014 9:13am)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I don't need a face tanning product, I've got tanned skin unfortunately.

Posted on: October 21, 2014 (Oct 21, 2014 9:44am)

Introducing the SkinChecker campaign

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Did you know one in 17 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma before the age of 85? I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a ridiculously high number.

The good news? 90 per cent of melanoma detected on time can be treated successfully, a stat that led La Roche-Posay to launch SkinChecker, a campaign encouraging the general public to spot signs of skin cancer.

Health campaigns don’t get much cuter than this one, with the brand using an adorable video of Dalmatian dogs checking their spots to send the message that we all need to check our skin – as well as that of our loved ones – regularly.

For a step-by-step guide on how to carry out a quick self-examination and monitor any changes in your moles, download the ABCDE method from La Roche-Posay’s website. Used by dermatologists worldwide, it’ll help you spot anything of concern (and ensure you consult a dermatologist ASAP).



As part of the SkinChecker campaign, Sydneysiders can take advantage of a free mole screening. Simply visit the Pitt Street Mall on Thursday 6 November, where a dermatologist from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia will be on hand to assist.

Of course, we all know the first step in stopping skin cancer is prevention.  A good quality sunscreen is an absolute must, especially coming into summer. We love La Roche-Posay’s lightweight Anthelios XL Fluid Extreme SPF50+ which is non-greasy as well as non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t block your pores). For the body, we can’t go past Le Tan’s delicious smelling Coconut SPF 50+ Spray, which took out the ‘Best Sunscreen’ category in our Best in Beauty 2014 awards!

Do you do conduct regular skin checks? What other sunscreens do you like?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Tee631 (Australia)

hmm freckles aren't easy to get rid of

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 6:04pm)

Posted by: Trish_D (Australia)

Fantastic initiative and so necessary. Very worth while.

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 6:15pm)