We've been showcasing our picks of the best beauty gifts, and no Christmas wish list is complete without some hair product. Right? As lovers of all things runway-to-real-way, we're always looking for the next thing to give us that beachy hair or those loose waves, so we thought we'd share our top 10 hair product picks with you. We think a present for your loved one's locks is the gift that keeps on giving... Well, for a few months anyway. Click through.
It was Pink Ribbon Day earlier in the week, but the entire month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. We love beauty with a cause, and many brands are doing their bit this month by donating some or all of the profits from their Pink Ribbon products to breast cancer related charities, including the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We've rounded up our top 10 charitable pink picks, click through.
If you're thinking about stealing a weekend away, a camping trip is a good getaway choice. But we don't often hear "beauty products" and "camping" mentioned in the same sentence! And while packing your entire makeup routine up for a weekend in the bush is a bit extreme, there are definitely some products that should come along with you when you rough it. Find out after the break.
All this Olympics action has not only reinvigorated our need to get to the gym (but it's so cold outside!), it also got us thinking about our must-have beauty products for our gym bags. Working out before or after work can prove tricky when it comes to what to pack — let's be honest, no one wants to lug around more than they need to — but you also don't want to be left post-workout shower without your favourite styling product! So in honour of all things sporty, click through to see our top six gym bag beauty must-haves.
Images courtesy of Anthony Maule and Harper's Bazaar.
It's no secret we're huge Lara Bingle fans here at BellaSugar Australia. We think she's the quintessential Aussie beauty with her minimal approach to makeup and gorgeous beach-blonde locks. So that's why we were so surprised last night as we sat innocently watching Being Lara Bingle, and Lara admitted she doesn't use fake tan. We know. Which begs the question, how does she get her signature warm and dewy glow? Well, she alternates between three multitasking products... Ready, set, glow!
Narrowing down the best new styling products was no mean feat. Especially when you consider the range of concerns — from frizziness to lack of volume to dry, damaged hair — that the products target and address. Still, we managed it in the end. Now you have the hard job of crowning the winner! Will it be Heidi's Instant Volume Powder by Schwarzkopf Extra Care, a powder-based root lifter that adds volume for up to 24 hours, Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier which essentially works like a makeup primer, ensuring other styling products give optimum results, Bumble and Bumble Concen-Straight Smoothing Treatment, an at-home smoothing treatment that helps make dry, coarse and unruly hair more manageable, TRESemmé TRES Two Hairspray, a Fashion Week staple thanks to its water-free formula that ensures there's no sticky residue, just firm, touchable hold, Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil which is enriched with omega 6 and argan oil to deeply nourish and condition damaged hair, MoroccanOil Frizz Control Spray a year-round frizz and static controller or Dove Nourishing Oil Care Nutri-Oil Serum which uses coconut and sweet almond oil to make unmanageable hair soft and silky. Vote now!
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Styling Product
It's not just makeup that changes with the season, skincare very much needs to adapt to the elements, too. And if you haven't made the switch to richer, more nourishing creams that will help replace some of that moisture that Winter winds (and cosy heaters) suck out of our skin, it's not too late. And it needn't be a big expense, either. We've shopped around to bring you five Winter essentials that will overhaul your kit for the chilly season all totalling to just $47.07.
As Winter winds begin to wreak havoc on our skin, it's time to find out which new body lotion/oil/butter will earn your vote in the Best Moisturiser category. Pick from: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Calming Lotion, which offers relief to those with severely dry and irritated skin, Lanolips Triple Buttermilk Body Balm, a nourishing balm that features ultra pure medical grade lanolin, milk extracts and vitamin E, Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Rich Nourishing Cream with Mango Oil, a rich number that uses mango oil to soothe dry, rough skin, Dove Essential Nourishment Body Milk, which features Dove's signature Deep Care Complex to offer long-lasting smooth skin results, Aveda Stress-Fix Body Lotion, a certified organic lotion that features French-sourced lavender to instantly de-stress, St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion - Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract, a luxurious lotion infused with coconut milk and orchid extract to soften skin naturally and Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil, a beautiful blend of antioxidant-rich noni extract, organic rosehip and jojoba oils. Vote for your favourite now!
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Body Moisturiser
With Summer in full swing, the heat is rising and no matter what you do, you are gonna get sweaty. We just have to suck it up. But the good news is, there are a few things that you can do to help lower your body temperature and keep your cool in 40-degree heat:
Keep a few chilled wet wipes, like Swisspers Thick Wet Wipes ($4.99), around. I know they're for babies, but they're cheap and if you throw them in the fridge or stick them in the esky, you can give your arms and legs a quick swipe. They will cool you down stat, keeping you pleasantly scented and less in need of a shower.
Use a stronger antiperspirant, like Dove Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant ($12.35). We love that it works for 48 hours as well as featuring one quarter moisturising cream to keep your underarms smooth. The cucumber and green tea scent is very refreshing, too.
Put your hair in a big bun. Most of us sweat from our scalps so the best way to keep your head from sweating is to keep your hair off of it. I'd go for a big messy top knot, but do whatever you need to give your scalp some airflow and keep your hair off the back of your neck.
We've shopped the shelves and the salons to find you five of the best hair oils to help make your hair more manageable and shiny, but what's a great product suggestion without a little celeb hairspiration. So we've rounded up five red carpet hairstyles where celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend has used the new Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment ($9.99). As he's Lea Michele's long-time stylist, the Glee girl features heavily but it's interesting to see how many varied styles can be created using the oil.