Did you know that the human scalp has, on average, 100,000 hairs? So it's no surprise that just like ingrown hairs on the skin, hair follicles on the scalp can become blocked. Regular scalp massage will help unblock and promote new hair growth, but there's also a small portion of your hair that is in a "resting phase" and guess what? It's time to wake it up! For some time now, we've been schooled in using serums and conditioners to treat split ends and dry, unruly strands but now, it's your scalp's time to shine. As a few new scalp treatments begin to hit shelves, we've got the low down on what to buy and why. Are you ready to take the focus off your ends and nourish those roots? Thought so.
Last week we were considering drastic haircuts, bringing a bit of the tropics to our bods and promising to take care of our skin with regular facials; and as you can imagine, this week is suitably experimental in the land of beauty. We're channelling Diane Kruger's feet (yes, really), lusting over the perfect pink lipstick, saving our tired cuticles and nailing beauty for the traveller. Get clicking!
We brought you the first look at Napoleon Perdis's two exclusive beauty looks for the David Jones Autumn Winter 2013 Fashion launch, and now you can see it on the runway. We loved the idea of a grey and deep emerald eye for the cooler months, but it was his tonal, natural and earthy smoky eye — as seen on Miranda Kerr who was also the only model to wear a bun — that had us gushing. There's really nothing better than a runway beauty look that is easily achieved at home, and his "2013 smoky eye" is all about a wash of colour on the lids, minus any precision. The hair moved on the runway, thanks to Aveda, with one look including a soft kink and little to no product (love), while the ponytail was modern and a little bit messy. Click through.
We're fresh back from some much needed time off, but while we were reading books in Bali and ringing in the New Year with our best bright lip, the beauty world didn't stop. There's a bunch of new products on shelf and we've edited them all down to the 10 we think you'll love just as much as we did! From a mascara that really is hypnotically good to next generation skincare, 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.
Betsey Johnson is a one-of-a-kind character, and in her Spring 2013 retrospective show, her models followed suit. Betsey celebrated her 70th birthday with the help of Cyndi Lauper and a look back at her vintage designs. And the beauty look was just as whimsical as you'd expect. See what happens when you mix Betsey Johnson hair with Cindy Crawford's mole and Jessica Rabbit's lipstick.
The look: Fish-eye eyeliner, crimped hair, and sparkling red nails (and matching lips).
The inspiration: American icons, pin-up girls, and cartoons.
Who would wear it: Betsey Johnson.
You heard it here first: bold lips are the new statement nail. Well, that's what we've decided here in the Sugar office, and can you blame us? There were two huge fashion events in Sydney this week — the Myer Spring/Summer 2013 Collection and the David Jones Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. Both were phenomenal, not least of all because of the stunning beauty looks that came parading down the catwalks and on the red carpets. Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Hawkins and the sass & bide designers showed us how the bold lip should be done, but that's not all — there are those beauty looks and more inside this gallery, so let's get going!
We pick up so many tips and tricks backstage at fashion shows, so this week was particularly educational because we had both the David Jones and Myer Spring Summer fashion launches. Both shows proved the power of a simple, bold lip, and channelled all things warm with radiant skin and powerful hair. So for this week's new and improved budget beauty buy gallery, we thought we'd show you how to get the look at home with products a little cheaper but just as effective as those used on the runway. Time to click, see you at the other end with change from a 20.
We saw two hair looks on the runway at the David Jones Spring Summer Fashion Launch last night, but our favourite had to be the Gwyneth Paltrow inspired ponytail – the look that had everyone talking at this year’s Oscars. Styled on the night by the Aveda team, the look is not only easy to get at home, but your new go-to for a classic ‘do. For a step-by-step on how to get Gwen’s cool pony straight from last night’s hair experts, keeping reading.
It's time to reveal the final winners in our 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards. Turning our attentions to all things body, find out which products — including body wash, self-tanner, firming body product and fragrances for ladies and gents — earned the high praise of our readers. From a shower gel designed (and used!) by a supermodel to some hot home-grown heroes, all are well worth a coveted spot in your bathroom. So what are you waiting for? Find out what they are!