How to take your make-up from beach to bar

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With summer just around the corner, I’ve been on the hunt for something new and totally ah-mazing to give me that summer ‘oh-my-god-you-look-incredible’ boost of confidence. Especially when I’m heading straight from the beach to a bar or to grab a bite.

The thing is, on weekends I don’t like to wear too much make-up, and I’m no eyeliner aficionado or undercover styler who can whip up a fancy make-up look in seconds. I’m all about having that wow factor without having to actually try. So how do you take your summer make-up from day to night without putting in too much effort? It’s easy: opt for a pout that packs a punch and you’ve got your after-dark look sorted in a flash.

But sometimes you don’t always want a super-pigmented lip. Sometimes, just a hint of colour is all you need. And that’s where the Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro Pop Lip Balms come in.
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The creamy formula glides on, and is super nourishing and hydrating thanks to delicious ingredients like honey, shea butter and vitamin E, Each Electro Pop Balm shade features colour pigments that give your lips a subtle hint of colour - perfect if you’re aiming for that natural, dewy look.

bh tip: Apply one layer for a fresh daytime look, and add a few more coats for a deeper, fuller finish at night.

As for the rest of the look? Go for groomed and filled-in brows, lashings of mascara and a pop of cream blush on the apples of your cheeks.
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What tips do you have for taking your summer make-up look from day to night?

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Posted by: Growing old (Australia)

Great tips! These sound perfect for me as I tend to make my eyes the focus and keep my lips quite natural.

Posted on: November 18, 2014 (Nov 18, 2014 4:08pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I am loving the suggestions as well as the lips balm.

Posted on: November 18, 2014 (Nov 18, 2014 5:03pm)

The hair colour trend you’d never expect

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Previously a hair colour women went to great lengths to hide, grey is making a comeback – and I have to say I’m digging it.

With a host of A-list celebs from Rihanna to Kylie Jenner experimenting with the look, it’s fair to say silver locks are officially on-trend… and with a recent study showing women are getting grey hair younger than ever, why not embrace your inner granny?

Not for the faint hearted, the look is actually pretty edgy. Exhibit A: Kylie Jenner, who paired hers with a tough leather jacket and fierce false lashes.

           Photo credit: kyliejenner Instagram

             Photo credit: kyliejenner Instagram

The 17-year-old reportedly spent 12 hours at a salon to transform her raven locks into greyish, greenish ones. Now that’s some serious dedication to a beauty trend!

The youngest Kardashian was swiftly followed by Orange Is the New Black star Dascha Polanco, who added some lilac at the ends for contrast. 



Then there’s model Charlotte Free, whose grey strands were a departure from her signature pastel pink ‘do.

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           Photo credit: charlotte_free Instagram


If you’re coming around to the grey hair look but need a bit more convincing, I recommend playing with a hair chalk first, such as Fudge Urban Hair Chalk in Iced White. Then, if you decide to go all the way, you may want to switch to a shampoo formulated specifically for silver strands such as Avon Advanced Techniques Radiant Silver Shampoo.

Not that keen on growing out your greys? No worries, bh’s Carli has got you covered: you can still embrace the trend with grey make-up.


Are you a fan of the granny chic hair trend? Would you grow out your greys or do you prefer to keep ‘em covered?

 

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Posted by: Anita1502 (Australia)

Those young girls may look really cool in grey hair, but if you are a tiny bit older you will just look as if you don't care about your hair.....

Posted on: November 18, 2014 (Nov 18, 2014 11:50am)

Posted by: Tee631 (Australia)

Lol maybe young girls can pull this off

Posted on: November 18, 2014 (Nov 18, 2014 11:58am)

Three weeks to summer: holistic beauty boosters

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There’s only so much exercise and healthy eating a girl can do.  So if you’re all tapped out when it comes to these areas, why not try something new? These holistic beauty boosters may be just the key to being your happiest, healthiest self this summer.

 

Dry body brushing

Adding a quick dry body brushing session to your pre-shower routine will benefit you on both the inside and outside. Along with removing dead skin and combating cellulite, the natural bristle brush will also help to break down unwanted toxins in the body, strengthen your immunity and increase blood flow to the heart. Just be sure to use gentle, upward strokes, starting at the feet and moving up towards the heart.

 

Green juices

Green juices have been hyped up a lot lately, but are they really worth the time and mess to make? Well, if you think more energy, better immunity and even a little weight loss are worth striving for – get juicing! To ensure you’re receiving the maximum benefits, keep your juices 50-50 when it comes to fruit and vegetables. Greens like spinach, swiss chard, kale and cucumber are great for beginners.

 

Meditation

If you thought mediation was only for hippies, think again. The practice can actually be done by anyone at anytime, anywhere. Meditation has the ability to decrease tension-related pain (think headaches, muscle and joint problems), lower high blood pressure and improve mood and behaviour. Start by finding a quiet space to sit down, close your eyes and focus your mind until you feel calm. Try to do this for five minutes a day, gradually increasing to 20 minutes as you get better.

 

Spirulina

This amazing superfood is high in protein, iron, vitamin B12, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Throw it into smoothies, avocado spreads, protein balls or salad dressings to treat your body to a whole bunch of nutrients that boost energy and support key body parts like the eyes, brain, heart and immune system. It’s the perfect everyday diet addition for those looking to enhance overall good health.

 

Have you ever tried any of the above holistic beauty boosters? If not, which one would you most like to try?

 

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Posted by: Anita1502 (Australia)

I have heard about spirulina before but never tried it. And slow juicer has been on my wishlist for such a long time, but the good one costs more than $400 which is a bit too dear for me at the moment. I believe I will save some money now since I won the Best in Beauty prize pack and will not have to buy beauty goodies for ages ( hey, but knowing me I will not be able to do that.... and the new year is coming, new releases etc...)

Posted on: November 18, 2014 (Nov 18, 2014 8:56am)

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

Oh nice motivation here. I'm trying to make tasty healthy green juice so hopefully that'll work well.

Posted on: November 18, 2014 (Nov 18, 2014 9:25am)

How to clip hair correctly at home

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Guys: Do you like to take matters into your own hands? Or ladies: would your man do anything to skip a trip to the hairdresser?

No matter what the reason, it makes sense for every guy to know how to clip his own hair at home. We used the VS for Men i-Pro Intensive Hair Clipper to demonstrate the tips and tricks to ensure your guy knows exactly how to clip his own hair like a pro…


 

 

What do you think about the VS for Men i-Pro Intensive Hair Clipper? Would your man start clipping his own hair at home?

 

 

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Posted by: Hayley644 (Australia)

No, my husband always goes to the hairdresser/barber. He wouldn't try to clip it himself.

Posted on: November 17, 2014 (Nov 17, 2014 4:03pm)

Posted by: bmill229 (Australia)

My dad using this dogs clips to cut he's hair.

Posted on: November 17, 2014 (Nov 17, 2014 4:12pm)

Gabrielle Union is the new face of SensatioNail

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She’s been a spokesperson for Neutrogena for ages, and now Gabrielle Union has another beauty coup to add to her resume: brand ambassador for gel nail polish company SensatioNail.

The flawless 42-year-old actress, who already gives her fans plenty of beauty inspo on her Instagram, will also work as a creative advisor for the brand.

So what’s Gabrielle’s top tip for a perfect mani? Well, apparently the key is taking your time. “Do your nails while you’re catching up on your shows,” advises the star.

As for her go-to shade? It’s Midnight Rendezvous, a shiny black that “makes you feel a bit like a rock star.”

Rockstar/celebrity cool factor aside, we’re already big fans of SensatioNail from way back when. Check out bh’s Carli’s review of the SensatioNail Starter Kit (and discover how you can get fab nails just like Gabrielle’s).


What’s your best tip for the perfect DIY mani?

 

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Posted by: bmill229 (Australia)

It sounds like an great brand.

Posted on: November 17, 2014 (Nov 17, 2014 3:51pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I am yet to try this brand myself, it does sound good. Gabrielle is an attractive young lady, she will make a great ambassador.

Posted on: November 17, 2014 (Nov 17, 2014 4:03pm)