Beauty offers that’ll knock your socks off

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Anti-Ageing Pillows

Special Christmas offer: Get an Anti-Ageing Pillow for $100 (reduced from $150). If you’re a ‘side sleeper’ like me, you’ll love The Painted Lady pillow (for back sleepers). 

Available from: 01/12/2014
Available at: antiageingpillows.com


abeeco

Introductory offer: Take $20 off the new Bee Venom Skin Perfecting Serum and Revitalising Eye Serum.

Available from: Now until 14/12/2014
Available at: abeeco.com


Models Prefer

Mix and match: Score three assorted Gift Sets and Palettes for the price of two (the bonus third product must be of equal or lesser value). We love the Backstage Essentials Cosmetic Kit.

Available from: 04/12/2014 – 15/12/2014
Available at: In-store and online at priceline.com.au


Natio For Men

Get the Shake Gift Set 1 Pack for just $10 (save $2.95), or the Infinite Gift Set 1 Pack for only $2 (save $4.95). We love the former, featuring the essential oil-infused SPF 30+ Face Moisturiser.

Available from: 04/12/2014 – 15/12/2014
Available at: In-store and online at priceline.com.au


Puretopia

Slash 30 per cent off all products, including the luxurious Purify & Revive Deep Cleansing Clay Mask.

Available from: 04/12/2014 – 15/12/2014
Available at: In-store and online at priceline.com.au


Yes To

Save 30 per cent on all products, including the nourishing Yes To Carrots Daily Softening Hand and Elbow Cream.

Available from: 04/12/2014 – 15/12/2014
Available at: In store and online at priceline.com.au


Pond’s

Take advantage of a 20 per cent discount on all products, including the moisture-rich Age Miracle Cell ReGEN™ Day Cream.

Available from: 04/12/2014 – 15/12/2014
Available at: In-store and online at priceline.com.au


Sea Siren

The nail brand is running giveaways for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. See Facebook page for terms and conditions.

Available from: 03/12/2014 – 14/12/2014
Available at: Sea Siren Facebook page


lapureté

Special offer: Purchase the lapuretè Okuru Protective Day Crème and the Okuru Resurrection Night Crème and receive the Okuru Triple Effects Eye Crème and a Cosmetic Bag for free!


Available: While stocks last
Available at: lapurete.com.au


Bio-Oil®

Get 20 per cent off the skin-smoothing Bio-Oil (200mL).

Available from: 28/11/2014 – 14/12/2014
Available at: chemistwarehouse.com.au


Neutrogena

Purchase any sunscreen (we love the Beach Defence™ Sunscreen Lotion – Broad Spectrum) and receive a free beach bag, just in time for summer!

Available from: 28/11/2014 while stocks last
Available at: chemistwarehouse.com.au


Sensodyne

Take $3.30 off the Repair & Protect Extra Fresh Toothpaste, ideal for sensitive teeth.

Available from: 28/11/2014 – 14/12/2014
Available at: chemistwarehouse.com.au


Elucent

Save 30 per cent on the anti ageing range! We’re huge fans of the hydrating Day Moisturiser.

Available from: 28/11/2014 – 14/12/2014
Available at: chemistwarehouse.com.au


Goldwell Lacquer

Take 50 per cent off the Super Firm Hair Lacquer.

Available from: 28/11/2014 – 14/12/2014
Available at: chemistwarehouse.com.au


Cutex

Purchase the jumbo-sized Nail Polish Remover for just $2.99 (that’s 33% more for free!).

Available from: 28/11/2014 – 14/12/2014
Available at: chemistwarehouse.com.au

 

Which beauty offer do you most like the sound of?

Member Comments

Posted by: Lily Mei (Australia)

Love hearing about these offers.

Posted on: December 05, 2014 (Dec 5, 2014 12:01pm)

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

Oh I'm liking the pillow offer. Yes, my socks are definitely off!

Posted on: December 05, 2014 (Dec 5, 2014 12:09pm)

What you need to know about Vaser Liposuction

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When it comes to surgically removing fat, I’m sure you’ve all heard about liposuction.
But did you know there’s such a thing as vaser liposuction?

It shares a few similarities traditional liposuction, but it has a whole heap of other benefits that those considering the procedure might like to know.

Dr Lanzer, a cosmetic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, gives us the lowdown on vaser liposuction so you can figure out if it’s the right treatment for you.

WHAT IS VASER LIPOSUCTION?

Vaser is a device that is used to pre-treat the area of concern the day before suction. It’s a third generation ultrasound that liquifies the fat, making it easier to remove.

High definition vaser liposculpture works by selectively removing small deposits of fat surrounding specific muscle groups. So instead of just removing fat, this gets rid of that deep fat and helps to enhance the underlying musculature. It allows the surgeon to perfectly sculpt the body to create those contours you want. As fat is removed, muscle is defined.

The vaser liposuction procedure is carried out in the same way as traditional liposuction, and has the same recovery time, risks and general effects. The main difference is the use of that Vaser device, which maximises skin retraction following the procedure.
 

WHO IS THE VASER LIPOSCULPTURE PROCEDURE IDEAL FOR?

It is perfect for those who are looking to remove fat and focus on a muscular abdomen. High definition Vaser liposuction can help in developing that six-pack shape and enhancing an athletic figure.

The procedure can also target fibrous fat areas, particularly on the chest and back in men and can even help to create a Brazilian butt shape.
 

WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY DOES VASER LIPOSUCTION WORK BEST ON?  

It can be used on any area that has fat, and it allows cosmetic surgeons to treat hard-to-reach areas, such as inner thighs, arms, chin and neck. The most popular areas treated are the stomach, as you’re able to create a defined six-pack, along with the chest (for men and women) and arms.

To learn more about this procedure, go to: www.drlanzer.com.au

Had you heard of vaser liposuction before? Have you (or anyone you know) gotten liposuction?

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Member Comments

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

Hmmm, I thought that was a typo at first, lol. It's not really something I'd be interested in, I'd want a more natural way to maintain health.

Posted on: December 04, 2014 (Dec 4, 2014 4:03pm)

Posted by: Ssajwani (Australia)

sounds interesting!

Posted on: December 04, 2014 (Dec 4, 2014 4:58pm)

Beyoncé’s breathtaking nail collaboration

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The bad news? Most of us simply can’t break it down like Beyoncé. The good news? Now even her most uncoordinated fans will be able to rock the singer’s nail look.

Yep, Queen Bey’s just announced her collaboration with American nail brand NCLA – and the designs are red-hot.

We already knew the megastar was big on beauty, revealing her haul in her latest video clip. So it makes sense for her to collaborate with manicurist Lisa Logan and nail brand NCLA on four insanely good nail wrap designs, all inspired by her music.

‘I Woke Up Like This’ is a plaid pattern mimicked on the shirt she rocks in the ***Flawless film clip, while 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' points to the neon signs in her Blow video.




Prefer something a little less look-at-me? 'No Rest in the Kingdom' is a subtler pattern reminiscent of a Tom Ford jumpsuit she wore to the MTV awards. To round things up, 'I Come with a Side of Trouble' is etched with the track listing and notable lyrics of Bey’s latest album.




All completely different but equally eye-catching, we have no doubt the star will be rocking them soon to promote the release. Sadly, Beyoncé's site doesn’t currently ship to Australia but with the wraps selling for about $20 dollars a packet, I'd advise everyone to get their international friends on side. 

Too impatient to wait for the real thing? 1000 Hour Premium Nail Art Stickers and Elegant Touch Envy Wrap Bling - Kaleidoscope are almost as good (just ask our hand editor, bh's Carli).


Would you wear these nail designs?

 

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Member Comments

Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

I think they are fantastic! My fave is the neon wraps. They are so me :)

Posted on: December 04, 2014 (Dec 4, 2014 3:52pm)

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

That's amazing! I'm sure this will do well. They look great.

Posted on: December 04, 2014 (Dec 4, 2014 4:00pm)

The end of cheap, counterfeit beauty products

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Fake beauty products have long been a thorn in the side of the beauty industry, but new technology could potentially stamp them out for good.

Yep, Sydney-based company YPB can now give genuine products an invisible (yet readily detectable) stamp of authenticity, by pairing tracer patents developed by China's Dalian Maritime University with its own scanners.

Invisible to the human eye, the nanotech tracer is slid in a product during or after it’s manufactured, and can only be read by a YPB-developed scanner (which costs about $35).

Inserting the tiny tracer into a product costs less than 50 cents – an investment well worth making, if the estimated 1.7 trillion dollar value of the counterfeiting industry is anything to go by.

Amazingly, only two people in the world actually know the tracer formula – proving just how much secrecy is needed to combat counterfeiters!

In the past, detecting counterfeit goods has been very difficult, to the point where even manufacturers and brands struggled to identify whether some goods were genuine.

And with fake beauty products notorious for containing nasty toxic chemicals (as well as being totally illegal), we think it’s a great step towards ensuring that only real and safe products make it into consumers’ hot little hands.


Have you ever had a bad experience with a counterfeit beauty product?

 

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Member Comments

Posted by: Roxymisha (Australia)

This is interesting. To my knowledge I believe I have only had one fake beauty product. Fortunately it didn't harm me in any way but nasties in fake products can be dangerous.

Posted on: December 04, 2014 (Dec 4, 2014 1:10pm)

Posted by: Anitas Artistry (Australia)

What a great idea!

Posted on: December 04, 2014 (Dec 4, 2014 1:14pm)

What does your face say about your health?

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When we’re feeling unwell, many of us women keep our sickness under wraps and try to soldier on. But did you know many health problems will show in your face (even if you lie to your doctor)? Yep, an article published by the Daily Mail has shown there’s no hiding the signs of some health issues – however underlying they may be. Here’s a breakdown of some of the clues to look out for:


Eyes

White rings in the iris: This can be a sign of high cholesterol.

Small fatty lumps or pimples on the eyelids: This also points to high cholesterol levels.

Drooping eyelid: This may be an indicator of facial paralysis, or Bell’s palsy. In rare instances, it may suggest a stroke (although in this case it’d usually be accompanied by other symptoms such as slurring of words).


Mouth

Shortened teeth: This can be caused by poor digestion resulting in acid reflux, where stomach acid splashes up the throat and literally dissolves teeth.

Black tongue: An indicator of poor oral hygiene, smoking and in some cases, the result of taking antibiotics. Brushing your tongue and using mouthwash can help with this one.


Skin

Yellow skin: This can be a side effect of some medication, such as those taken for diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also point to severe liver damage, which is known for triggering jaundice.

Brown patches: Whether they’re as small as a thumbnail or big enough to cover both cheeks, this kind of pigmentation on the face is often linked to excess oestrogen. It’s usually seen in women who are pregnant or taking the contraceptive pill.

Wrinkles: According to a US study published in 2011, deep lines in the face could be a sign of osteoporosis. The connection between the two? Low collagen (the building block for both bones and skin).


Ears

Wrinkled earlobes: Research shows having a diagonal crease across the earlobe may be a risk factor for heart disease. Cholesterol deposits lead to these kinds of crinkles.


Cheeks

Red cheeks: Facial redness can reveal a skin problem such as rosacea (caused by inflammation). It can also indicate internal issues such as Cushing’s syndrome, which is when there are excess levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the body.

Purple cheeks: Blue or purple cheeks are a sign of low oxygen levels in the blood. This can be the result of chronic lung disease as well as some types of heart disease.

Rash: A butterfly-shaped rash across the bridge of the nose and the cheeks can be a symptom of lupus, a rare auto‑immune condition that also causes fatigue and joint pain.


Nose

Bumps on the nose: A relatively rare condition called sarcoidosis, which causes scarring of the organs of the body, is characterised by red bumps on the nose and ears.

Big nose: This one’s actually beneficial! Big-nosed people may actually be less prone to bugs, as their beaks provide a better barrier against dust particles and bacteria.

Now, before the hypochondriac in you rears its panicky head, take a deep breath. At beautyheaven, we strongly advise against self-diagnosing: it’s always best to consult your GP first!


Have you experienced any of these health issues?

 

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Member Comments

Posted by: MissM19 (Australia)

Haven't heard of most of these but I am glad you put this up! It's important to realise that our body gives us signs to show us we are unhealthy

Posted on: December 03, 2014 (Dec 3, 2014 5:16pm)

Posted by: Beautybabe140194 (Australia)

Interesting article, my cheeks can get red.

Posted on: December 03, 2014 (Dec 3, 2014 6:13pm)