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Oct 24, 2014
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Samantha320
66 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Here are the same two polishes under flash. It’s amazing how source of light can change appearance of a polish so much. (Blurred to show the holo)

Beautiful nails!

Oct 24, 2014
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Samantha320
66 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Hey Beauties ♡

I am back with another nail art design and this time it is monster blood nail art design. This nail art is very easy to do and it is perfect for Halloween which is right around the corner :)
I hope you like it!

If you want to see a tutorial please go to my channel, I will leave the link below.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iFMi2nG-1M&list=UUtk6Eu4HJcNsfnMJ1DL60GA

Thank you!
Samantha Beauty

Hey Samantha, is the one on your ring finger halfway interlocking dots? I tried doing that too, but I couldn’t really get the dots to be parallel!

Yes, it is :) I think your nail design looks beautiful :)
Thanks Samantha! I’m an amateur nail IGers, and i think your desighs are nice too! There are not many nail bloggers with short nails, so yours could be an inspiration since I know not all women like long nails!
Thank you! Yes I know, almost all girls have logn nails and acrylic nails, but I like my short natural nails :)

Oct 24, 2014
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rose-petals
77 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

I definitely see what you mean Kezzibelle, and it’s really sad to see such things. For me, one of the worst things to see is all the criticism and hate levelled upon women such as Miley Cyrus and Nikki Minaj who are slut-shamed simply because they own their sexuality and aren’t ashamed to flaunt their body. Yes you may be uncomfortable with their near nudity, but that doesn’t mean you have any right to call them ‘sluts’ or ‘prostitutes’.

It’s kinda shameful to admit but when I was younger I did engage in such behaviour, not to the extent that you described but certainly quite a bit. It’s only when I got to near the end of my teenage years that I began to question why I thought like that and began to actively change the way I viewed others. There are still times when I do slip up and judge negatively on someone’s appearance but I try to remind myself that they can choose to wear whatever they like and it’s not my position to judge.

I read a comment once on Tumblr that really stuck with me and helped with the way I sometimes felt guilty about the thoughts I had about other women. I thought I’ll share it with you beauties:

The first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

Yes! I absolutely disagree with society’s views of sexuality and exposure of women and its quick impression of labelling women as ‘sluts’ or ‘wh*res’ for their choices in engaging in activities where breasts and booties are flaunted. It’s extremely dangerous for us to be criticising the choices of women, we’re so ignorant and deceived that we choose to degrade and label women from one source (e.g. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus). I’m so enraged! Why is it degrading for women to be exposing skin and body parts when it’s fine/fun for fully-clothed men to be depicted and captured next to women who are also exposing the same skin, especially in Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke!

Although it does raise issues, typically in artists who choose to exploit their bodies and tend to sexualise their actions (which is their choice and they have every right to do so!), but it does make us question if it’s the most suitable content for younger audiences. In under age girls and young adults, it’s disheartening for these younger audiences that think they have to strip, sexualise and exploit their bodies to gain attention. This pressure is quite demanding, even for a teenager like myself, I see girls changing their perception and image to suit societal’s expectations. Of course, these artists’ content could also be perceived as empowering and powerful for their bodies are strong!

Misy Rose, I definitely agree with you! I’ve seen that Tumblr post and it really does highlight our perception of people. Kezzibelle, I can feel your frustration and I truly hope our paradigm of women will shift and change for the better. I say we focus on our own personal goals, to achieve our desired dream and erase expectations of women needing to produce offspring because in the end, it is our body and choice. Other women’s expectation of other women are not important, there will always be the bitching but that will only reveal one’s true character. I completely agree, we should reverse these comments and start to compliment women’s abilities and focus on our own behaviour, attitudes and self-perception! (:

Oct 24, 2014
Dolphindesk
softness
3867 posts

Topic: Make-up / Fave MAC Paint Pot Colour?

1° Soft Ochre as a primer to even out the color of the eyelid, it
helps to fix any eyeshadow and it does not go in the creases.
2° I like Bare Study (I use it on brides), it’s a lovely champagne color with a bit of shimmery.
It open the eyes look in a touch. Love it!
3° is Constructivist, a gorgeous brown slightly reddish. I use it as a gel liner on blu eyes…just amazing!

http://bcavallimua.wix.com/bcmua

I have a sample of Bare Study and Constructivist! Both lovely shades. I’m going to test out constructivist as a liner, I have blue eyes!

Sounds great Imi11!

Oct 24, 2014
Dolphindesk
softness
3867 posts

Topic: Make-up / Fave MAC Paint Pot Colour?

1° Soft Ochre as a primer to even out the color of the eyelid, it
helps to fix any eyeshadow and it does not go in the creases.
2° I like Bare Study (I use it on brides), it’s a lovely champagne color with a bit of shimmery.
It open the eyes look in a touch. Love it!
3° is Constructivist, a gorgeous brown slightly reddish. I use it as a gel liner on blu eyes…just amazing!

http://bcavallimua.wix.com/bcmua

Wow I loved checking out your MUA website. Thankyou for the link. Thanks also for your professional insight regards the MAC pots.

Oct 24, 2014
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Lawliet
653 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

Agreed, 100% Kezzibelle.
Actually, I just recently sent a thank you letter to one of the ladies who served as my mentor at my very first job. She was kind, patient and not only did she teach me skills to help me find other jobs but also served as a role model on how to be more confident, assertive and an independent woman.
At my second job, after having been manipulated and bullied relentlessly for months on end by someone, who was supposed to be my ‘mentor’ (and was the exact opposite of all the traits described above). I realised that girls in in the workforce, who actually want to see women succeed, like the one in my first job are too far and few (hence why lady #1 received a “thank you for not being a horrible female dog” letter!).

Of course, I’m only speaking about women who have a position of power in the workplace but like you said, there are unfortunately a lot of women out there who don’t like to see other women succeed, or are far too judgmental.

BH is amazing, all the women here (and men, wherever you are :p) are fantastic people!

Oct 24, 2014
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Belle88
728 posts

Topic: Bodycare / Exciting new category re-launch!

Sounds great Sam!! We’re excited!!

Oct 24, 2014
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Bonzachook
1 post

Topic: Babycare / Bio-Oil® mums-to-be group

What a great idea!!

Oct 24, 2014
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bmill229
56 posts

Topic: Bodycare / Exciting new category re-launch!

Sounds great and I am looking forward for it.

Oct 24, 2014
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Misy Rose
145 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

I definitely see what you mean Kezzibelle, and it’s really sad to see such things. For me, one of the worst things to see is all the criticism and hate levelled upon women such as Miley Cyrus and Nikki Minaj who are slut-shamed simply because they own their sexuality and aren’t ashamed to flaunt their body. Yes you may be uncomfortable with their near nudity, but that doesn’t mean you have any right to call them ‘sluts’ or ‘prostitutes’.

It’s kinda shameful to admit but when I was younger I did engage in such behaviour, not to the extent that you described but certainly quite a bit. It’s only when I got to near the end of my teenage years that I began to question why I thought like that and began to actively change the way I viewed others. There are still times when I do slip up and judge negatively on someone’s appearance but I try to remind myself that they can choose to wear whatever they like and it’s not my position to judge.

I read a comment once on Tumblr that really stuck with me and helped with the way I sometimes felt guilty about the thoughts I had about other women. I thought I’ll share it with you beauties:

The first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

Oct 24, 2014
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Linda_Vesinger
1869 posts

Topic: Bodycare / Exciting new category re-launch!

Sounds like a great idea – I find there’s little decent info online on how to deal with major, unexpected life changes, mentally, physically & emotionally – as someone who has been through a serious car accident injury throwing my life on its head, it’d be great to see any articles that were helpful in this area

Oct 24, 2014
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Kezzibelle
140 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

Thanks Cat lover. I just love it how everyone here on BH is so lovely and accepting of others. It really makes my day.

Oct 24, 2014
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cat lover
1689 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

I agree with everything you said Kezz, and I can relate to a degree because I don’t have children. As for those women at the school – they just sound like a pack of bitches. There’s nothing we can do to control the way other people chose to think and behave. The only thing you can do is steer clear of that sort of negativity. It’s not up to anyone to shove their opinion down your throat unless you ask for their advice either. It’s my pet hate when people do that. Yes, perhaps your outlook might change when you’re older, but that’s up to you to decide not other people. I commend you for making the choices you have:)

Oct 24, 2014
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Arty Girl
1717 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / My Friend's Father Is Dying...

At the age of 18, I knew that my mother was dying. I visited her in hospital, then rushed out of the room to have a good cry.

Two days later, the announcement came over the School Intercom for me to go to the Principal’s Office and he broke the news. I didn’t go home because there wasn’t anybody home at the time. So I just remained at School. During recess, not one of my friends came to console me though they all knew what had happened. Instead, they all acted as per normal and I found that odd. It took me many years to realise that their “indifference” may have been due to them not knowing how to handle death. After all, we were in Year 11. But at that time, I felt as if no one cared.

You are doing the right thing Little Jo by being by your friend’s side in her time of need. Of all people, I should know.

Just reading this now Arty Girl and my heart went out to you to get that news while in school back then would have been horrible for you. It was sad to lose your mother at that age too.

I had a best friend in 4th form (year 10 they call it now) and Her mother died and I was the only one that comforted her when she got the news at school. Actually her mum was like a mother to me also. I think at any age, some people that have not experienced death to a loved one do not know what to say to someone.

Thank you, Jatz.

When my father died, I did not comprehend the meaning of “death” because I was just 6 years old. My elder brother lifted me up so that I could look into the coffin. During those times, it was an “full open coffin” funeral at our family home.

I remember looking at my father lying there, covered except for his head and neck, and asking my brother “Where are Daddy’s legs ?” . My brother then moved aside the sheets to show me. He told me that my father was “sleeping” and was now with “God”. It is easy to accept that explanation when one is young and I never felt any remorse.

“Death” is much harder to accept when one is older and especially when one is close.

I am glad that at least you were there for your friend, Jatz !!! :)

Oct 24, 2014
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Arty Girl
1717 posts

Topic: Anything but beauty / My Friend's Father Is Dying...

Oh ladies I don’t know what to say – but thank you – I am thankful that so many of you have responded and I feel like I have a outlet to “talk” about this… Arty Girl thank you for sharing and I am very sorry for your loss please accept a virtual hug xoxo

Yesterday I went to the hospice, I didn’t know what to expect or what to do. My friend text me while I was in the car and said please don’t ask me any questions, I responded that I wouldn’t and would be there to listen.. I went in and she let me give her a little hug, we had a little chat about stuff and she wanted to show me round the hospice a little.

I didn’t get to meet her Father as it’s only family members now.. Yesterday they were told it would be weeks and within the day they said it’s now within days… she talked, I listened, she cried, we laughed, she was angry she was sad.. she was worried about telling me so many things about the stages of death – she was worried it would give me nightmares. I said it was fine and just to talk. It’s such an awful time, she said he hasn’t been talking but now has just said he wants to die. I am working all weekend and it’s hard because I just want to be there for her..

Little Jo, my mother dying was a very long time ago and I didn’t think that, of all people, I would be telling this to women that I haven’t even met.

But Beauty Heaven has such wonderful kind Members on here, that I wish that Australia wasn’t that big !!! I could do with friends like all you lovely ladies, living close to me :).

Little Jo, if I had a friend like you when I was in Year 11, it would have been so good !!! You really are a “Gem” of a friend !!! :)

Oct 24, 2014
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aussiebabes
27 posts

Topic: Make-up / Benefit Christmas packs in Adelaide Myer

Hi beauties! Does anybody know if the Benefit Holiday Packs are going to be available in Adelaide Myer? I want to get the blush pack, and wondering how much more it will be in Australia than USA.
Thanks!

Benefit cosmetics are double the price in Australia but the US website ships to Australia for around $15 so even if you buy 1 item you will still save money

Oct 24, 2014
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Brown Beauty
208 posts

Topic: Talkback / !! WARNING!!! HAUL:D

Collective haul from Big W, Coles and Priceline
http://australianbeautyonbudget.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/collective-haul.html

Oct 24, 2014
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Brown Beauty
208 posts

Topic: Industry watch / Just Blogged

Collective haul :)
http://australianbeautyonbudget.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/collective-haul.html

The Balm hot mama blush/shadow review
http://australianbeautyonbudget.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/the-balm-hot-mama-blushshadow.html

Oct 24, 2014
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Kezzibelle
140 posts

Topic: Bodycare / Exciting new category re-launch!

I would love to see some healthy recipes for cooking for one or two. I have recently moved and I find I am used to cooking for way more people than just myself, and seeing it is just me i tend to resort to toasted sanwiches or eggs when I am time poor for dinner. Would love to know some quick easy and HEALTHY recipes!

Oct 24, 2014
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Kezzibelle
140 posts

Topic: Health & wellbeing / Life - Women are their own worst enemies.

Ok so be prepared for a bit of a rant here. But first the background. I am a trainee doctor. I work in a fairly specialized field at a major children’s hospital in Australia. I am single, 26 years old and I have no desires to have children.

Growing up my parents owned their own business and I didn’t see much of them. I love them to pieces and every bit of time I had was precious, but my mum couldn’t come to all those school things (athlectics etc). Personally I love my career and it is my main focus and I feel if I have kids they will miss out. I think I have valid reasons for this and am quite happy. Many of my friends have kids, I love them and am happy to spend lots of time with them, but don’t want children of my own.

So why does every single female feel the need to comment on my choice to remain childless by saying “You’ll change your mind when you are older”, “You’ll change your mind when you meet someone” or my absolute favorite “well at least you have your career or you’re a career woman”. NO ONE would ever say “at least you have your career” to a man. EVER.

Then I see the other side of the spectrum, where working mums cop bitchiness from stay at home mums and vice versa.

I took my nephew to school and was talking to a couple of the mums and they were ragging on another mum’s outfit choice for that day. They were competing on who had a better car, pram, fashion etc whilst putting others down.

I am totally sick of this negativity in everyday life and men don’t seem to be as bad. Women are always putting other women down and it is horrible. It is about time we accept other womens choices for their lives and what suits them, rather than bashing them for not meeting our personal “ideals”.

And this is why I love Beautyheaven. This site has something for everyone, for women of all ages, sizes, skin colours, life choices and walks of life. It promotes being healthy and being accepting of others, regardless of our differences. So thank you Beautyheaven and my fellow beauties for being so damn lovely! You make it a joy to visit this site and to escape the negativity.

Love Kezz xxx

Oct 24, 2014
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Polishedandp...
26 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Here are the same two polishes under flash. It’s amazing how source of light can change appearance of a polish so much. (Blurred to show the holo)

Oct 24, 2014
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Polishedandp...
26 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Thanks IndieAna!
These are two of the others I got, OPI DS Reserve and Opulence. Sadly, they look near identical in the sun. IRL, Reserve is a light, feminine pink, while Opulence is more mauve-ish. I added the water decals I got from Born Pretty Store. They are so easy to apply and a quick way to add decors to your mani!

Oct 24, 2014
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Imi11
891 posts

Topic: Make-up / Fave MAC Paint Pot Colour?

1° Soft Ochre as a primer to even out the color of the eyelid, it
helps to fix any eyeshadow and it does not go in the creases.
2° I like Bare Study (I use it on brides), it’s a lovely champagne color with a bit of shimmery.
It open the eyes look in a touch. Love it!
3° is Constructivist, a gorgeous brown slightly reddish. I use it as a gel liner on blu eyes…just amazing!

http://bcavallimua.wix.com/bcmua

I have a sample of Bare Study and Constructivist! Both lovely shades. I’m going to test out constructivist as a liner, I have blue eyes!

Oct 24, 2014
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IndieAna
17033 posts

Topic: Hands & feet / What colour are your nails?

Does anyone own the old OPI DS polishes? I got some yesterday, and they’re so pretty! However, I heard that the old ones are even better. This one is my fave of all the ones I got, DS Extravagance. It’s purple holo that looks good even indoor!

So rich and sparkly, no wonder it’s your fave! :)

Oct 24, 2014
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Barbara Cava...
3 posts

Topic: Make-up / Rae Morris Brushes

Also the Kabuki set is brilliant! :)