Celebrate good times, come on!

Celebrate good times, come on!

If you’re not one for emotional speeches, shout-outs or any other kind of embarrassing cooings, you may want to avert your eyes.

If on the other hand you’re not one to shy away from praise then read on, you may see your name in lights as we say a big thanks to all who have visited beautyheaven in 2008.

Here’s to another booming and beautiful year!

Our biggest ever competition: GLAM GIRLS’ GETAWAY

A jawdropping 19,200 people entered but it was Kate Robinson from Queensland that scored the prize everyone wanted. We put her and three friends up in five-star accommodation for a weekend, wined, dined, pampered and preened them – jealous, us? Yes! We caught up with Kate, trying (and failing) to hide our green-with-envy faces to hear all about it:

How did you find out about GLAM GIRLS’ GETAWAY?

I was reading a beauty article and the competition just popped up on my screen!

How did you feel when we told you that you’d won our grand prize?

I was in total shock; speechless but really excited!

Who did you take with you?

I took three of my best girlfriends – the ones I knew would enjoy and appreciate the experience as much as I would. Needless to say they were very excited!

What facials did you all opt for?

We all chose the Ilcsi Organic Skincare facials because they sounded so relaxing and suited to our needs. It was a really wholesome and relaxing experience. I absolutely love massages and the facial started off with an upper back and neck massage with the aromatherapy oils, it was very tranquil and relaxing

What did you spend your $1000 shopping money on?

I bought a Zimmermann silk dress, some gladiator flat sandals, a Natasha top, a MAC eye palette with six eyeshadows, some Pandora charms & some Napoleon make-up.

What was your favourite part of the weekend?

The weekend as a whole was so much fun! We felt very spoilt. I just loved getting to the hotel and relaxing on Friday night – we ordered room service!  We all absolutely loved the facial because it was so relaxing. The dinner on Saturday night was also really fun, especially after the bottle of Moet we shared in the hotel room! It was just nice to have a proper girly weekend away getting pampered and truly spoilt!

Other comps you loved:

Win a Max Factor spring make-up kit! – 1505 of you battled to win a five-piece make-up set from the make-up maestros. Five of you were victorious.

Win a deluxe home spa selection from Platypus Dreams! – 1476 wanted to lay your mitts on these nine super soaps, seven of you did.

Win a dazzling birthday beauty basket worth $200! – 1458 of you got into the birthday spirit but it was Amy Ogden that walked away with the prize.

Win anti-ageing suncare from Dr. LeWinn’s! – 1365 vied for the chance to nab an Ultra R4 Restorative Cream SPF 15 – 10 got lucky.

Join to win a Matrix Vavoom Gold Heat Blow-In Volume Protection Lotion1309 of you were impressed with this signup comp. 40 were blessed.

See who the lucky ladies were…

Our most successful trial teams:

Love it or loathe it you know you’re getting the god’s honest truth with our trial team – so what did they love most in ’08?

A’kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist scored 10 5/5 ratings from:
Beauty Obsession, Lipstick Lovie, natural beauty nut, Helen D, Princess Fiona1, lynx, Loretta, nannarosa, MoonChild and Beautylicious. Read their reviews >>

Banana Boat Ultra Defence SPF 30+ Sunscreen also scored 10 5/5 ratings from:
missmeow, CityLights, melmeko, fifi73, lynx, carmsy, Billywig93, SMP-kitten, make up newbie and hannah_almond. Read their reviews >>

Nivea My Silhouette scored eight 5/5 ratings from:
music, melmeko, Debbies, kimw, Mariesa222, Lucy B, Pink Diva MUA and Dshead.

Sunbeam Nutrihair System also scored seven 5/5 ratings from:
Catherines, fifi73, sharna2, Jacq, Dains, sbeez and Missaly.

ӬMost popular day of 2008: September 29

We had no idea that so many people would turn up to our 1st birthday – not that we’re complaining! We had a fantastic day of celebrating and hope that you did too!

What got you talking this year:Ӭ

Most commented on article:

Six ways to spring into summer Р75 of you had your say on this pretty picture story.Ӭ

Most commented on today’s update:

Noice, ey? Р75 of you let us know your thoughts on the unveiling of our new homepage (thankfully most of you liked it!).Ӭ

Most popular forum threads:

Talkback » BH Trial Team – 37 pages”¨, 907 posts, 64 voices

Talkback » gossip girl – 14 pages”¨, 350 posts, 41 voices 

Fragrance » Favourite Perfume?? – 12 pages, 284 posts, 226 voices 

Make-up » Mineral MAKE-UP – 8 pages”¨, 189 posts, 80 voices 

Skincare » Favourite Bargain Beauty Buy – 7 pages”¨, 167 posts, 127 voices 

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