The fruit basket at Yes to Carrots is growing with the introduction of their new line, Yes to Grapefruit. Each of the seven new offerings is designed to correct and repair discolouration. "A lot of customers are growing up with us and are now looking for something a little bit different," founder Ido Leffler told WWD. "[They are] starting to worry about how they look in regards to complexion." Grapefruit is a proven remedy for dark spots and has anti-inflammatory benefits, too. The line includes body wash, eye cream, serum, face scrub, body cream, face moisturiser, and the Yes To fan favourite, cleansing wipes. The products will be available in chemists in the US from this March, but we'll keep you posted on Australian on-sale dates. Even as Yes To grows, the brand maintains its devotion to natural beauty (some products are up to 99 percent natural). If you snubbed carrots, passed on tomatoes, side-stepped cucumbers, and brushed off blueberries, the tropical scent and bright packaging will have you saying Yes To grapefruit!
It's November, which basically means it's Summer — right? Right. Summer beauty is all about bronzed (sun protected) skin, a dewy complexion and straight-out-of-the-ocean hair, and maybe even a bright lip to keep things high on the hotness scale. But with Summer comes an increase in oil production from our skin, so we have to adapt our beauty routines and products to suit the warmer weather. There's five newbies we've had our eyes on of late, and they're all perfect additions to your upcoming Summer of fun in the sun! LEGGO.
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!
Which of these everyday essentials will take home the title of Best Body Wash in the 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Awards? Well that's up to you! Pick from: the luxurious BSQ Natural White Bergamot Shower Cream which is inspired by the Golden Age of Couture, Palmolive Naturals Strawberry Smoother Body Butter Body Wash, a fruity, gently exfoliating number, St Ives Triple Butter Creamy Vanilla Body Wash which uses jojoba, shea and cocoa butters to offer an intense hydration hit, Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Essential Body Wash which is paraben-free and features ylang ylang, noni extract, sandalwood, rose and patchouli and Palmolive Naturals Luscious Mango Body Butter Body Wash, a delectable rich and creamy formula that feels luxurious and offers long-lasting moisture. It's time to cast your vote!
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Body Wash
Inspired by traditional apothecary, MOR has earned cult-like status across the globe thanks to its beautiful blend of fragrances and pretty packaging. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the brand has its luxury looks yet accessible price points to thank for its continued success, and it's about to get even more affordable with a new capsule collection, Dolce by MOR, that will be available exclusively at Target stores across the country. Available in three fragrance families — Pomegranate, Honey and Sorbet — prices start from just $10. Definitely one to check out when it hits this Friday!
In news that has truly made my day, nay week, nay life, I've just discovered that Alexa Chung and I use the VERY SAME body wash. Can you believe it? It's uncanny how much she and I share in common. Admittedly, that's mostly because I stalk and steal her style on a daily basis, but this is legit. We actually both use Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash ($55). She also loves Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil, whereas I'm more partial to a bit of Moroccan Rose Body Cream ($79) but we won't let that stand in the way of our friendship. Check out some more Ren Moroccan Rose goodies below and tell me, have you tried the range? Or have you ever found out that you and a celeb share a beauty love? What was it?
Whether it's for a niece, your BFF's little girl or even your boss' daughter there are sooo many cute gifts out there for beauty loving mini mes! From Hello Kitty mirrors to cupcake lipglosses to blinging hair accessories, it was tough to narrow it down to just 10! But we've managed it, so if you're looking for a special treat for the little one, or just a sweet stocking filler, you'll find it here in today's gift guide!
'Member how we were BESIDE ourselves with excitement when we told you that Bliss products were finally launching in Australia this month? Well we have something even more exciting than that happening this week: FIVE freakin' awesome giveaways from the cult brand! Woot woot!
I know, muchos exciting, right? Today is the LAST DAY that you can get your hands on something from the super-cult brand that Britney, Victoria Beckham and I all swear by: Bliss blood orange+white pepper soapy suds (valued at $30). The energising body wash whips up into a luxurious lather and really soothes and conditions the skin thanks to its blend of glycerin, aloe and vitamin E. It can be used in the shower or added to a bath for a long, hot soak.
To be in with the chance of winning the Bliss blood orange+white pepper soapy suds, all you have to do is tell us in the comments section whether you're a bath or shower girl. I love relaxing into a hot bubble bath whenever I get the chance. You too or are you into a quick and easy shower?
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I'm guaranteed to love any beauty brand that starts with love. Case in point: Love + Toast. Cute as. This latest range I saw on ELLE and learnt that it ships here. Result! The brand is based out of the Ourika Valley in Marrakech and seeks to employ women to even the out the male/female employment ratio and help sustain the economy. Love + Art blends Moroccan tradition with modern science to create a range of bath and body products that feature ethically harvested plants — meaning where possible, only the seed or flowers are taken in order to continue supply — and essential oils that can be traced from plant to bottle thanks to a process called chemotyping. Totes worth checking out, especially the Moroccan rose bits.
APIVITA has just introduced six products for men to its line-up. The best bit about the collection — apart from featuring natural compositions of up to 99 percent and active ingredients like propolis to reduce oiliness, birch tree to rehydrate the skin and forest beech extract to reduce wrinkles — is that it smells so good: not like 'natural' skincare at all. The Hair and Body Wash ($24.90) is gorgeous. Like all APIVITA goodies, the men's range is based on the holistic approach of Hippocrates which balances the mind, body and soul through the use of essential oils like sage, cardamon and cedarwood. But as always, with natural skin- and bodycare, it's more abut what isn't in the range than what is. Here's what didn't make the cut: parabens, alcohol, silicones, propylene glycol and mineral oil. It's in stores now so be sure to check it out!