Elle Fanning’s refreshing red carpet beauty look

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When it comes to teen celebrities, here at bh we’ve grown frighteningly used to seeing the likes of Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner getting around with caked-on make-up and scarily sophisticated hair dos.

Call me old fashioned, but I don’t understand why these gorgeous girls don’t embrace a more youthful look. I guess that explains why I was such a huge fan of 16-year-old actress Elle Fanning’s gorgeous beauty look at the Young Ones film premiere last week.

It was ultra-chic yet age appropriate. The stunner kept her newly chocolate brown hair looking au natural with loosely tousled waves. She paired this with an equally youthful make-up look, playing up her eyes with a too-cute cats flick but opting for just a hint of blush to show off her glowing complexion.

I also adore how Elle’s completely embraced her porcelain skin tone (rather than trying to disguise it with a too-dark fake tan, like so many before her).

Now, if only all pretty young celebs would follow Elle’s lead!


Do you also love Elle Fanning’s beauty look? What other young celebrities do you look to for beauty inspo?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

I absolutely love that hair colour on her. So much more flattering than the bright blonde.

Posted on: October 13, 2014 (Oct 13, 2014 3:29pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

Elle has grown up to be a gorgeous young lady.

Posted on: October 13, 2014 (Oct 13, 2014 4:18pm)

3 nifty ways to use an eyeshadow palette

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Think your eyeshadow palette it just good for, well, applying eyeshadow? The truth is, these beauties are actually sneaky multi-taskers, and perfect for more than just creating that smoky eye or sheer nude wash.
Read on to find out how to use your eyeshadow palette to take your look one step further, and save some pretty pennies at the same time!


You’ve most likely heard of the benefits of lining your bottom waterline with a white or nude-coloured liner. Here’s a refresher: doing this makes you look more awake and creates the illusion of bigger peepers. Instead of investing in a lighter liner, save your hard-earned cash and use the white or creamy hue in your eyeshadow palette. Grab a flat-sided eyeshadow brush and simply tap one side into the eyeshadow, then gently press it along your waterline.


If your eyeshadow palette features a matte shade similar to the colour of your brows, then you can use it to fill in those sparse spots. It’s essential for the shadow to be matte, as a satin shade will make your brows look shimmery and draw attention to imperfections. Apply the eyeshadow to a flat eyeshadow brush and lightly feather it in one direction along your eyebrow, filling in gaps as you go.


The beautiful brown and black hues in your palette are not only great for creating a smoky eye, they also double up as a liner to define your eyes. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, tap it in the darker hue and trace across your upper lash-line. Gently use the brush to blend the colour, and then apply your eyeshadow as normal.

We bet you now want to arm yourself with an eyeshadow palette that’ll be the go-to product in your make-up kit. And lucky for you, we’ve found it. Enter the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Color Palette.

This seriously chic palette is available in 10 different shades, meaning there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to nailing your favourite eye look as well as going a few steps further to creating neater brows, and brighter, more defined eyes. What’s more, the shades can be applied dry for a creamy look, or wet for dramatic colour.

Each colour palette has five shades in a mix of tones and textures including velvety mattes, creamy satins and lustrous pearls. For seriously punchy colour and dimension, the palettes feature Advanced True Vision Techology, which delivers silky smooth pigments and pearls with multi-faceted colour spheres.

How do you use your eyeshadow palettes? Would you like to try the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Color Palette?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Tabitha Amy (Australia)

Needing this in my life ASAP!!

Posted on: October 13, 2014 (Oct 13, 2014 11:05am)

Posted by: jpandkt08 (Australia)

I haven't tried that particular palette, the colours look lovely tho. I love using my shadows on my thin brows as I find it works better for me than wax pencils

Posted on: October 13, 2014 (Oct 13, 2014 11:06am)

7 of the best smelling body moisturisers

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If you have a hard time remembering (or in most cases, being bothered) to moisturise, using a lotion with a seriously good scent can help. It can turn an unappealing beauty chore into a pampering experience you’ll look forward to each day. 

Below the bh girls share their favourite scented lotions to inspire those who need a little more motivation to moisturise.


#1 L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate

“This has the most dreamy texture – it literally melts into your skin. It makes you smell like an almond biscuit all while firming and hydrating the skin! –bh’s Annalise

“This is my favourite body moisturiser of all time! It leaves your skin super soft without a greasy or sticky residue and the scent is just amazing – it’s delicate, soft and won't clash with any perfume you spritz afterwards.” –bh’s Kelly 








#2 Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Body Lotion


“I love this! It makes my tan last longer and smells like chocolate.” –bh’s Vanessa









#3 NIVEA Body Pure & Natural Body Lotion 


“I don't need my moisturiser to have a fancy or aromatic scent - I like it to just smell clean and fresh. I love how quickly this one absorbs into my skin and how soft my skin feels afterwards. Plus, I'm a big fan of the pump bottle.” – bh’s Carli








#4 La Prairie Cellular Energizing Body Lotion

“I love this product because it smells amazingly fresh and clean and leaves skin feeling very smooth, soft and hydrated for the entire day.” – bh’s Janet











#5 The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion


“The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion is such a treat. It's really creamy but easily absorbed and best of all, it smells like summer – a great way to kick off your day!” -bh’s Katia 












#6 Rosehip by essano Intensive Hydrating Body Lotion


“I love the smell of this lotion; it’s so unique and not overpowering. The texture is light, but leaves the skin looking and feeling really hydrated.” –bh’s Issy










#7 Palmer’s Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion Cocoa & Coconut Oil


“I love the cocoa butter scent –  it takes me back to hot summer days, relaxing by the pool. The spray formula also makes it super easy to get my moisture hit for the day.” – bh’s Rosie






What's your favourite scented moisturiser? Have you tried any of the lotions listed above?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Marza (Australia)

love nivea

Posted on: October 10, 2014 (Oct 10, 2014 4:06pm)

Posted by: Huyen (Australia)

i've tried the vaseline one and while it does smell nice and quite sweet - it's not particularly my favourite scent. Though I am biased towards floral scented lotions

Posted on: October 10, 2014 (Oct 10, 2014 4:08pm)

Introducing the Fitness Show 2014

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When it comes to health and fitness, here at beautyheaven we sometimes need a bit of extra encouragement. After all, we can’t all be motivated 100 per cent of the time!

Thankfully, following the huge success of its parent show, the 2014 Australian Fitness & Health Expo in Melbourne, the satellite Fitness Show is on in NSW next weekend. Sydneysiders, get ready for a fitness hit.

Showcasing all things fitness over more than 14,000 square metres, the event offers the following:

•    The very latest fitness gadgets, accessories, nutrition and clothing from top brands including Lorna Jane, Asics and Garmin
•    Fitness celebrities and experts, including Commando Steve, who will run VIP training sessions and presentations over the two days, and Australia’s Healthy Chef Teresa Cutter
•    Live sporting events including natural bodybuilding, powerlifting and the search to find Australia’s fittest man and woman
•    Plenty of tips and advice on the Healthy Living Stage from some of the top fitness and health experts in the country



Event details:
Where: Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park
When: 18/10/2014 and 19/10/2014
Time: 9.30am-5.30pm
Cost: $30 for a one-day pass or $50 for a two-day pass. Children under 12 enter free.
Transport: There is plenty of parking at the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park starting at $4 per hour or come by bike using the Sydney Regional Cycleways network. Alternatively, get there using one of the many public transport options that deliver you right to the Show’s doorstep. Visit sydneyolympicpark.com.au for more information.

Love to attend but not in Sydney? Don’t worry, we’ve got one more special surprise for you.

To celebrate the launch of the event, the Fitness Show is giving away an awesome prize pack. The winner will score the Garmin VIVOFIT activity monitor, which tracks steps, calories and distance and monitors your sleep.

But that’s not all. To ensure they look the part, they’ll also receive a Rainbow Body Bright Capri and Tank combo valued at $134.90!

Sound like something you want the chance to win? Thought so! To enter, simply tell us in the comments section of this blog, why you need to ramp up your fitness!


Competition closes: AEDT midnight Thursday October 16 2014



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Member Comments

Posted by: Kelsmorgan (Australia)

I want to ramp up my fitness because I want to compete in powerlifting and ensuring I am at peak physical condition is a very big part of that. Having been someone who has struggled with body image for a lot of my life, I want to be an inspiration for others who want to change their views on how they look and I believe one of the best ways to do this is through fitness and lifting heavy! To become the best example I can be, I'll have to work hard and any little extra motivation (a cute gym outfit) helps!

Posted on: October 10, 2014 (Oct 10, 2014 3:15pm)

Posted by: dream-angels (Australia)

sounds interesting and motivating

Posted on: October 10, 2014 (Oct 10, 2014 3:35pm)

The ultimate male make-up transformation

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Photo credit: pochoy_29 Instagram

One of the most hilarious social media crazes this year has been male make-up transformations – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down!

The latest Instagrammer to gain fame for his clever collages, Filipino TV host Paolo Ballesteros specialises in imitating famous American female celebrities including Ariana Grande, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Katy Perry and Beyonce.

The 31-year-old actor and media star uses make-up, wigs and coloured contact lenses to recreate the look of famous females for his 360,000 Instagram followers to admire – and the likenesses are uncanny.

Without further ado, here are some of my favourites. First up is Ballesteros’ fierce interpretation of Tyra Banks:

Rocking Jennifer Lawrence’s signature choppy bob:

Donning a purple wig a la Katy Perry:

Posing as a super sultry Megan Fox:

You can check out the rest of Ballesteros’ transformations here. One thing’s for sure – his contouring technique is definitely on par with ours!

Which male make-up transformation is your favourite? When it comes to beauty, do you think women are over-sharing on social media?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

This blows me away, he makes a gorgeous looking woman with all the make-up.

Posted on: October 10, 2014 (Oct 10, 2014 1:03pm)

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

I don't like any of them. It's disturbing. Disturbing that with a bit of makeup, some guys can be just as pretty or prettier than we are. :(

Posted on: October 10, 2014 (Oct 10, 2014 1:20pm)