Katy Perry’s new purple hair

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Katy Perry’s unveiled a punchy purple new ‘do – and we think it’s her best hair look yet.

Yep, the singer’s officially moved on from her Muppets-inspired hair colour, showcasing the Ribena-esque hue on her Instagram page.  

While the caption had more to do with her choice of dress (“OOTD school girl raincoat vibez”), we were distracted by the singer’s chic, wavy bob cut – and her mauve make-up.

KatyCats may recall this isn’t the first time the pop princess has had purple hair – she rocked a darker shade (which we loved almost as much) back in 2012.

Want to copy Katy’s ‘do? Try L’Oreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss in Licorice or Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour Ultra Brights Magnetic Purple for strands that’ll stand out from the crowd.

Complete the look with a slick of mauve lippie (we love Ulta3 – Matte Lipstick in Misty Mauve or Designer Brands – Moisturising Lipstick in Classic Mauve) and some fun false lashes: try UBU Eye Spy Lashes or for a customised look, Ardell Duralash Starter Kit.

Are you a fan of Katy Perry’s purple ‘do? Would you dye your hair a colour this bold?   


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Member Comments

Posted by: Lucrecia629 (Australia)

Purple hair is a no for me, but it's actually pretty on her. Although I prefer the purpley-black.

Posted on: December 10, 2014 (Dec 10, 2014 12:11pm)

Posted by: DeannaBoon (Australia)

Nice colour. But purple just not suit my skin colour.

Posted on: December 10, 2014 (Dec 10, 2014 12:20pm)

‘The perfect body’ revealed

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When it comes to picking ‘the perfect body’, is there a universal idea of what’s considered most attractive?

Apparently not, if a recent UK sex survey carried out by Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines is anything to go by.

According to their poll of 1,000 men and 1,000 women, males and females have very different ideas about what is ‘sexy’.  

While women aspire to having the slim, boyish shape of bh favourite Cameron Diaz, it is the curvier, hourglass figure of Kate Upton that men are attracted to.

Meanwhile, while Hugh Jackman's bulky Wolverine bod was the dream physique for men, more than half of women would prefer their man to look like Ryan Gosling (no surprises there). 

But back on the subject of the perfect female bod: interestingly, bh’s Carli’s already written about how Cameron Diaz totally upstaged Kate Upton at a red carpet premiere earlier this year.

Yep, it seems Australian women have the same beauty beliefs as our English sisters!

Whose body do you prefer: Cameron’s or Kate’s? What other celebrities give you serious body envy?



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Posted by: queenbee15 (Australia)

Kate Upton wins!!!

Posted on: December 09, 2014 (Dec 9, 2014 12:39pm)

Posted by: Katherine767 (Australia)

They're both beautiful women!

Posted on: December 09, 2014 (Dec 9, 2014 12:39pm)

Kaley Cuoco’s hilarious before and after make-up selfie

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When it comes to her beauty regime, we already know Kaley Cuoco doesn’t take herself too seriously.  

That’s why we weren’t at all surprised when the star posted a hilarious before and after make-up selfie on her Instagram yesterday, showing us that even the hottest celebrities still need a few choice cosmetics.

Striking a dramatic pose in the ‘before’ shot, The Big Bang Theory star’s hilarious expression communicated how many girls feel sans make-up: totally exposed.

           Photo credit: normancooke Instagram

Illustrating the transformative power of eyeliner and a touch of bronzer, the actress’ sultry ‘after’ shot was smouldering by comparison.

In the caption, Kaley credited her make-up artist for the result:
“Thank god for my team @jamiemakeupgreenberg @clsymonds @taraswennenlifeinstyle @ashlie_johnson”.

Kaley, thanks for confirming that even with your chic blonde bob and mesmerising green eyes, you’re still human after all! Now, if I could just get that hair and make-up team over to my place…

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Member Comments

Posted by: bonnyanne (Australia)

That's awesome that she was able to do the before & after. Many celebrities wouldn't reveal themselves like that! She's a beautiful woman even without makeup (perhaps even better not making that face though, haha!). I think it's pretty easy to swipe a bit of lippy and some mascara on, even a bit of blush, before walking out the door. It's not much effort and you feel a lot more presentable, confident in your appearance and put together.

Posted on: December 09, 2014 (Dec 9, 2014 10:47am)

Posted by: Anitas Artistry (Australia)

good on her!! too funny.

Posted on: December 09, 2014 (Dec 9, 2014 10:52am)

beautorium is officially open!

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It’s heeere! beautorium is now officially open, which means eligible beautyheaven members can swap their points for FREE beauty products in our online shopfront.

If you’re new to the site (or you’ve been a little distracted lately), beautorium is our loyalty rewards room, which opens every few months to reward our most loyal members for their reviews, forum posts and general all-round awesomeness.

If you're not a member of beautyheaven yet, don't worry - you can sign up for free today and start earning points in time for the next event.If you are a member and have reached Beauty Fanatic status or above (350 points or more), you’re eligible to enter beautorium now.

Want to know how beautorium works? We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to make sure your shopping goes smoothly. 

So, what’s beautorium?

beautorium is an on-site event where member loyalty points can be redeemed for beauty products. Think of it like a shop. You can drop by, browse a vast array of incredible beauty products, pop a few of your faves in a virtual shopping cart and ‘pay’ with your points.

Are all members eligible to enter beautorium?

Everyone can browse through beautorium but only members who have reached Beauty Fanatic, Beauty Buff or Beauty Guru status can cash in their points. If you haven’t reached Beauty Fanatic status just yet, that’s okay –  there are plenty of ways to collect points in time for the next event.

How long is beautorium open for?

beautorium will close its doors at 10am AEST on Monday 15 December – so get in quick!

When can I start buying products?

Now beautorium is officially open, you can start shopping. There’s only a limited amount of each product available, and once the products go, that’s it. So if there’s something you’ve got your eye on, try to snap it up soon. To give more members access to products, we’ll be releasing different categories into beautorium each day as follows:

Tuesday 9 December:  Skin care

Wednesday 10 December:  Hair, Hands & Feet

Thursday 11 December: Make-up, Health & Denta

Friday 12 December:  Body & Fragrance 

When all the stock is gone, a ‘Sold out’ notice will appear.

How much does delivery cost?

A subsidised delivery cost of $4.95 (for one to three items) or $9.95 (for four or more items) applies to all transactions. This goes towards covering some of the costs of postage and packaging. We accept payments via credit card or PayPal. The delivery cost applies to each order, so if you make several orders over multiple days, you’ll be charged for each one.

Where can I get more information?

If the above details haven’t answered your questions, please take a look at our terms and conditions or these further FAQs. You can also email us at beautorium@beautyheaven.com.au or drop in on the forum thread here. Happy shopping!

Are you taking part in beautorium this time round? What products have you got your eye on?




Member Comments

Posted by: Anita1502 (Australia)

Thank you BH! Got what I wanted for today! Roll on tomorrow!

Posted on: December 09, 2014 (Dec 9, 2014 10:46am)

Posted by: Lily Mei (Australia)

So excited! !

Posted on: December 09, 2014 (Dec 9, 2014 10:46am)

Most vegetarians go back to eating meat, study shows

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When my younger sister became a vegetarian a few years ago, my otherwise carnivorous family put it down to being ‘just a phase’.

I’ll admit it – we weren’t exactly supportive. Sure enough though, she eventually decided to go back to eating meat (in her defence, it was on doctor’s orders as she was struggling with an iron deficiency).

My sister had mixed feelings about ‘giving up’ on her meat-free diet (read: a whole lot of guilt) – but now a new study’s shown she certainly wasn’t alone.  

It turns out, 84 per cent of so-called vegetarians and vegans eventually go back to eating meat. But that’s not all. Amazingly, nearly a third of vegetarians ‘relapse’ within just three months!

But what of those who made it past the three-month hurdle? Well, they were unlikely to make it to a year (with more than half reaching for burgers before the 12-month mark).

So, sticking to a plant-based diet really isn’t easy. The former vegos cited a lack of support from meat-eating friends, resenting being the ‘odd one out’ and not being able to resist cravings for meat as the main reasons for giving up.

Interestingly, it wasn’t red meat they yearned for the most, but chicken.

Personally, I can’t see myself ever being able to give up meat entirely. But of course, there’s no denying the importance of eating your vegetables.

Are you an advocate of vegetarianism? Do you have any tips for sticking to a meat-free diet?



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Posted by: Linda_Vesinger (Australia)

I have a couple of vegan friends who have enjoyed the benefits to their health for many years. Personally, I love to eat vegetarian meals once or twice a week, but would find it difficult to go 100% meat free

Posted on: December 08, 2014 (Dec 8, 2014 5:51pm)

Posted by: Beckky (Australia)

I'm a vegetarian and I don't agree with that survey. There are flourishing vegetarian communities and there are a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan chain restaurants here on the Gold Coast at least.
Semi-vegetarian is where people eat a more natural veggie diet but do occasionally or only a few times a week eat meat, people who revert to eating animals after a few months weren't vegetarian in the first place.
Also the complete lack of available vegetarian alternatives in particularly fast foods restaurants isn't helpful as well, where there are multiple versions of beef, chicken etc but not one veggie alternative.

Posted on: December 08, 2014 (Dec 8, 2014 6:16pm)