It truly is a crime not to prime, because there's no better way to stop makeup seeping into your pores and clogging them up than using a primer. The texture also helps smooth any lumps and bumps, giving you a clean palette to get to work on with your favourite products. Speaking of favourites, we're long-time fans of Dermalogica's Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 ($65). The silica helps to fill in those fine lines (shudder), and the added pearl powder and soy protein will assist in evening out skin tone. We're giving away 15 of the gems and to enter, all you have to do is Like us on Facebook and then tell us in the comments section below: After applying primer for all-day staying power, what's your favourite foundation to put on top? This giveaway has ended.
It was the Oscars earlier this week, an event that gets us very excited about one thing — amazing skin. We're often left in awe of how flawless, plump and glowy celebrity skin can be, especially at an awards show. Now we know those lucky ducks have umpteen facials leading up to the big day, but stars including Kate Bosworth and Cate Blanchett also have another secret weapon — SK-II. The skincare's miracle ingredient is Pitera, and the best-selling Facial Treatment Essence contains over 90 percent of the stuff. We're giving away five of SK-II's new Pitera Essence Sets, each worth $99 and the perfect introduction to the brand's cult product. The set also contains the Facial Treatment Mask, another trusted celebrity favourite.
If one of your New Year's resolutions (or shall we call them intentions?) is to fix your skin, then this competition has your name all over it! Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($50) is an anti-ageing cream, but that's not to say it wouldn't be beneficial for young skin, too. When it comes to preventing fine lines, wrinkles and general ageing of the skin, it's best to start using purpose creams in your mid-to-late twenties. And for those who are late to the anti-ageing party, this rich, creamy offering is the perfect entry product. Its (not so) secret ingredient is an amino-peptide complex, which quickly promotes lifted and firmer-looking skin.
We're in the thick of the party season, which means product, product and more product. Our hair can take a bit of a battering over the silly season, but KMS California has come to the rescue by giving away six hair care packs to BellaSugar Australia readers, each valued at over $100. The special packs are just in time for Christmas, and cover all the important hair categories including colour protection, heat styling, moisture treatment, volume control and ultra shine.
Here's what you can win:
- 2 x Free Shape packs
- 2 x Color Vitality packs
- 1 x Moist Repair pack
- 1 x Add Volume pack
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We put the call out for readers who wanted to review the Simple Kind to Skin Wipes ($6.99), and seeing as though they are a favourite among models and the Sugar editors alike (they're actually the number one facial skincare brand in the UK), we weren't short of volunteers! Our chosen beauties have been putting the colourant-free, alcohol-free and artificial perfume-free cleansing wipes through their paces, and the first round of results were really positive. Let's see what our second round of reviewers had to say!
"Beauty products that require minimum time but provide maximum results are my friend. We all know that makeup needs to be removed each and every night, but there are some occasions where scrubbing at the sink is the last thing on my to-do list! Enter, the Simple Skin Facial Wipes. One thorough swipe around each area of your face and neck takes off most makeup, while a second swipe with a fresh cloth ensures all traces of eye makeup and base is removed properly. Such a lifesaver! I make sure a pack is permanently kept in my gym bag, car and overnight bag to ensure I never have an excuse to sleep with a made-up face again. Winner." – Klarissa
"These wipes are handy to keep in your bathroom cabinet or handbag, but I wouldn’t use them each and every day. You need to use more than one cloth to get a really deep clean, which is often achieved more easily with cleanser and face cloth. I liked the ease of these wipes, and the lack of alcohol and oil meant they didn’t dry my skin out afterwards, but I think I’ll save them for occasional use only." – Sally
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We put the call out for readers who wanted to review the Simple Kind to Skin Wipes ($6.99), and seeing as though they are a favourite among models and the Sugar editors alike (they're actually the number one facial skincare brand in the UK), we weren't short of volunteers! Our chosen beauties have been putting the colourant-free, alcohol-free and artificial perfume-free cleansing wipes through their paces, and we can't wait to hear the results. Do they remove stubborn makeup? Are they safe for the most sensitive of skin sufferers? Let's see what our first round of reviewers had to say!
"I'm always a bit doubtful when it comes to cleansing wipes, but I have to admit my fears were misplaced with the Simple Kind to Skin Wipes. No filmy residue, no stinging and best of all it got off my Friday night Smokey eye. No more going to bed with my face on! I like the subtle clean smell, too." — Veronica
"Facial cleansing wipes are an essential for me, so I've tried more than my fair share! The Simple wipes stood out from others, mostly because they didn't leave my face feeling soapy. I often rinse after using other brands, but didn't feel the need with these puppies. In fact my skin felt so soft I could've skipped my night moistuiser. Very impressed." — Stacey
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We put the call out for readers who wanted to review Nivea Sensitive Protect Deodorant Roll On ($3.79) last month and had an overwhelming response! We've already reported the first round of reviews, and now it's time to hear what the remaining reviewers had to say. Nivea Sensitive Protect Roll On claims to give 48-hours of anti-perspirant, and is targeted at sensitive skin sufferers because it is free from alcohol, colourants and preservatives. Here's what our readers had to say...
"I liked the products packaging, especially the purple print and the feather. The product was very easy to apply and was very soothing to my underarm area. It was thinner than other deodorants and dried quickly. It definitely provides all day anti-perspiration protection. I did not find the product irritating, there was no burning sensation. The skin under my arms felt soothed and moisturised. The product was definitely gentle enough for me. I would definitely use this product again." – Caroline
"The texture felt really smooth and gently to apply which was great, it didn’t have a scent to it which is not a good or a bad thing really, as long the deodorant works was the most important. The product definitely worked for me, but I did find on the hotter days perspiration seemed to come through a bit more and it lacks the staying power. It left no white marks or chalky residue which I loved. I also really loved the packaging and the design of the bottle however, I found it be heavier than most deodorants due to the glass shape." – Sam
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We put the call out for readers who wanted to review Nivea Sensitive Protect Deodorant Roll On ($3.79) last month and had an overwhelming response! The chosen ones have been hard at work and play testing out the product which claims to give 48-hours of anti-perspirant protection. Nivea Sensitive Protect Deodorant Roll is perfect for sensitive skin sufferers because it is free from alcohol, colourants and preservatives — so let's see what our first round of reviewers had to say!
“The Nivea Sensitive Protect deodorant ticked all the boxes for me. The formula of this roll-on really works. I have really sensitive skin, so it’s difficult to find one that is suitable and doesn’t irritate me. I also prefer my deodorants to have mild scents therefore it doesn’t compete and clash with my perfume. The product was very easy to use, didn’t leave any white marks on my clothes, dried quickly and most importantly it controlled odour. The size of the item was convenient, easily fitted into my travel cosmetic/gym bag. Would highly recommend it those who have sensitive skin.” – Priscilla
“I usually prefer aerosol spray deodorants, but I found the Nivea roll on really effective. It smelt nice, didn’t mark my clothes and kept me feeling fresh right through the day.” – Tara
"The problem with deodorants for 'sensitive' types is sometimes they don't work — luckily this isn't the case with Nivea Sensitive Protect. The almost-nothing smell meant that my deodorant didn't compete with my perfume (win!) but I didn't get any of the sting that comes with hard-core anti-perspirants. I really liked the simple, fuss-free roll-on packaging = so much more precise than a spray-everywhere aerosol, and never noticed any dreaded white marks on clothing. For me, Nivea Sensitive Protect ticks all the boxes, so I'll be buying again. And again!" — Viv
Do you suffer from razor burn, ingrown hairs and irritation in the underarm department? Well, Spring is finally here and we don't know about you, but we're getting more and more conscious of that little area that's been hidden from the world for the past few months! Nivea's new Sensitive Protect Deodorant range is specifically designed to help sensitive skin sufferers, and we need a team of beauties to trial it! We really value your opinion, so if you're interested in receiving a free sample to review, email your full name and postal address to BellaSugar Australia.
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As one of the world's most successful beauty bloggers, Michelle Phan's YouTube channel has close to two million subscribers. The Vietnamese-American beauty guru is headed to Melbourne as part of her role as global online makeup blogger for Lancôme, and you can win a ticket to her Melbourne Makeup Masterclass! We've got five tickets to give away to the August 3 event (6pm start) at Myer Melbourne, Mural Hall, and each ticket winner will also take home a Michelle Phan Limited Edition Glamour Eyes set. That's a combined prize value of $139! All you have to do is Like us on Facebook and then tell us in the comments section below: Which Michelle Phan YouTube tutorial is your favourite and why?
NB: This event is based in Melbourne, travel and other expenses incurred are the responsibility of each prize winner.
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