21 Aug 2014 16:25 PM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
By now you may have heard about the revolutionary polishes from Revlon that will give your nails a super-shiny gel-like finish without you having to sit with your hands under a lamp for 30-60 seconds at a time.
And some of you may think it’s crazy – preposterous even – that such a wondrous thing exists. Surely only a gel manicure can give your nails that glossy, mirror-like finish?
Nope, not true. Just watch the video above to find out exactly how to use the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel and Diamond Top Coat™ to achieve gel-like results, and in only two steps!
Side note: you’ll also see how incredibly easy it is to remove the colour from your nails!
Have you used Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel? Are you looking for a fuss-free alternative to gel manicures?
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I haven't tried this product yet, but gel polish without the lamp does sound interesting.
Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 10:08pm)
This stuff is freaking awesome! I purchased 'Royal Flush', a nice bright fuchsia colour. I applied it to my toes THREE weeks ago, and it's still looking as fresh and shiny as the day I applied it. I am going to remove it and reapply over the next day or so, but that's only cos you can see the bare base of my nail where it's grown. I'm super impressed, and fully intend to buy more colours.
Posted on: August 22, 2014 (Aug 22, 2014 10:41am)
20 Aug 2014 16:36 PM | Posted by bh's Beth England
The coolest hair colours for Spring are in and let me tell you ladies: they’re bold.
Deep red, mossy green, pastel pink and icy blue – these are just a few of the vivid shades that have the bh office in a spin.
Encapsulating the vibrant ‘Culture Clash’ theme at the recent Aveda Colour Harmony Awards, the tribal-inspired hairstyles we’re loving were amplified with bold braids, big quiffs and a whole lotta’ volume – not to mention dramatic make-up and jewellery.
Now if you’re anything like me, you’ll find these Avant Garde hair looks totally inspiring – but a little too bold for everyday. Thankfully, you can take away some more wearable trends from the awards, including a few must-have hair colours for the new season; like Icelandic blonde, for light-haired girls looking to inject their locks with a cool hue and Celtic red, (see above image), for brunettes, or red-heads who want to add a rich intensity to their tresses).
Just be aware that if you’re going to colour your hair, you’ll need to step up your hair care regime to prevent any damage to your locks. A hydrating mask such as bhave deep intense conditioning mask or leave-in treatment such as Aveda Colour Conserve Daily Colour Protect are great for helping to prevent colour fade, while also infusing your hair with the nourishment it needs. For super sleek coloured locks, a shine-enhancing product like Toni&Guy Glamour Moisturising Shine is also a good investment – especially if you’re a fan of heat styling.
Prefer to keep your natural hair colour? You can still take some style inspiration from the Harmony Awards, with Aveda experts predicting braids to be huge in the coming months. I have to say I’m not surprised, with Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo, mega style setter Diane Kruger and singer Lily Allen all rocking braided ‘dos recently. Check out bh’s Debbies’ cheat’s guide to the perfect fishtail braid video to learn how to get a similar braid look to Colour Harmony Award finalist Julia Cockman’s, above.
Alternatively, you can add just a splash of colour to your hair using hair extensions like Lady Jayne Hair Extensions Highlights 30cm (which can be woven through a braid for two trends in one) or Fudge URBAN Hair Chalk, which washes out when you shampoo your hair.
For those who’re mad about the bolder hair colours, expert judges Michael Brown, Jenny Burns, Christopher Chu and Ian Michael Black awarded prizes to hair colourists in the following categories:
Colour Harmony Award:
Winner: Nathan Marsh – Scalpt Hair (NT)
Runner-up: Julia Cockman – Pierrots Hair Studios (WA)
Winner: Samantha Higgins – Rhodes Hair & Spa (VIC)
Runner-up: Jade Lee – Zucci Hairdressing (VIC)
Winner: Scott Ferrier – Element Aveda Lifestyle Salon (WA)
Runner-up: Annmarie Newman – Pierrots Hair Studios (WA)
We know which hair salons we’ll be hitting up for our next colour sesh!
Which bold hair look is your favourite? Are you considering a new ‘do for Spring?
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The mohawk braids?! Yeah, I'd do that. It's so Raja Gemini. I'm obsessed with Raja. She (he) is just fabulous.
Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 4:02pm)
I am not really into any of these styles, I don't mind the mo-hawk braids.
Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 4:08pm)
21 Aug 2014 12:20 PM | Posted by bh's Beth England
Sydney ladies, have we got an awesome beauty offer for you. Natural skin care brand Jurlique has just launched a new anti-ageing skincare range, Nutri-Define, and to celebrate, they’re opening an exclusive pop-up store at Westfield Sydney CBD until end of day Sunday, August 24 2014.
Visitors will be among the first to experience the new range, including the Superior Retexturising Facial Serum, Multi-Correcting Day Cream and Rejuvenating Overnight Cream. You’ll be invited to participate in a range of fun activities, and receive free samples and exclusive VIP offers. Plus, you’ll also get to:
- Chat through your major skin concerns with a Jurlique beauty expert
- Receive a luxury hand treatment
- Try a delicious Age Reclaiming smoothie
- Be in with a chance to WIN a 90-minute Nutri-Define Touch of Luxe Contouring & Defining facial
Never has a pop-up store sounded so enticing! We know where we’ll be this weekend…
Do you like the sound of Jurlique’s new Nutri-Define range? Which other anti-ageing skincare products do you recommend?
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Jurlique is a brand I want to try more of. The products do look divine.
Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 2:04pm)
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What a beautiful sounding range offered by the luxe Jurlique range. The pop-up store sounds fantastic. I am so living in the wrong part of the country for special events, such as this one!
Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 2:15pm)
20 Aug 2014 16:55 PM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
Are you ready to inject some vibrant colour into your make-up look? Excellent, because the L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire Colour of the Week is going to help you do just that!
This week we bring you three fabulous ways to wear the daring and oh-so-bold #401 Fuchsia Drama.
Besides the fact that the colour is wonderfully pigmented and will give your lips that vibrant pop of colour, the combination of micro-oils will also ensure that your lips feel comfortable and soft all day long. No sticky texture, no drying – just soft kissable lips that look fabulous, too.
LOOK #1: FLIRTY AND FEMININE
A soft wash of pink on your lips paired with rosy cheeks and a touch of pink on your eyes is a wonderful way to channel your inner (or outer) girly side. The overall look is soft and feminine, making it a great choice for an everyday look.
Tip: to achieve this lip finish, apply a light layer of the Fuchsia Drama and gently pat the colour in with your fingertip.
LOOK #2: ULTIMATE DEFINITION
You’ve got your bold, defined lip, but what do you to balance it out? An equally bold and defined brow will work wonders to complement your glossy, vibrant lip look without detracting from it. Finish with lashings of mascara and your look is complete!
Tip: before applying Fuchsia Drama, line your entire top and bottom lip line with a liner that’s a similar shade. This will keep you lip line looking sharp and defined.
LOOK #3: SHARP AND EDGY
Sure, a glossy pink pout can look a little girly, but you can definitely add some edge to it with a dramatic and sharp winged line. Try something a little different by extending your wing from both your top and bottom lash line.
Tip: if you have small eyes, make sure you don’t line your entire bottom lash line, as this will make your eyes look smaller.
WIN!! Want to get involved in bh’s ECOTW? Post a picture of how you’ve incorporated the colour of the week into your look onto Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtags #ECOTW and #401, as well as tagging @beautyheaven, and you could win the entire L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire range (that’s 10 fabulous colours, each valued at $21.95!)
Which look would you most like to recreate? How would you wear a fuchsia lip colour?
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Wow this colour looks amazing on all three of you. You all look gorgeous and pretty ahhhh I need to get my hands on Fuchsia Drama.Thursday night shopping here I come....
Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 11:05am)
Love the Sharp and Edgy look, fuchsia lips look great on everyone
Posted on: August 21, 2014 (Aug 21, 2014 11:25am)
19 Aug 2014 14:04 PM | Posted by bh's Samantha McMeekin
With so many celebrity fragrances on the market, we thought it would be interesting to see what scents celebrities actually wear. Do they wear their own creation or something a bit more classic? We were surprised by what we found out and thought we’d make a game out of it…
How to play
There are eight celebrities and eight perfumes shown below. Write down the numbers 1-8 for the celebrities and then write down the letter of the perfume you think they wear. Then click here to reveal the answers. Good luck!
1. Dianna Agron
2. Kourtney Kardashian
3. Emma Watson
4. Lea Michele
5. Emma Stone
6. Katy Perry
7. Julianne Hough
8. Jessica Alba
B. Narciso Rodriguez Essence Iridescent Eau de Perfume
C. Vanille Abricot
D. Hanae Mori Magic Moon
E. Flora by Gucci
H. Chanel Gardénia
Which perfume match surprised you the most? What was your score?
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How interesting, I'd like to try some of these perfumes now
Posted on: August 20, 2014 (Aug 20, 2014 3:39pm)
Posted on: August 20, 2014 (Aug 20, 2014 4:20pm)