If you're planning on spending a little bit more on mum this year to show her that you love her, then have we got some suggestions for you! When it comes to beauty products, often the most expensive items fall under the serum, perfume and skincare categories. Why not splurge on the special woman in your life and treat her to something luxe that she wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford, or treat herself to? Step right this way golden child.
In town to shoot Portmans' Autumn/Winter campaign in her home-town of Melbourne, POPSUGAR Fashion caught up with Aussie stunner Jessica Hart to learn about her style. We managed to sneak in some beauty questions (of course) and the Victoria's Secret model is, as you'd expect, very low maintenance and into accentuating what she's got. And that's a lot. Ready?
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Easter has been and gone, but that doesn't mean treat time is over, too! There's a whole new crop of shiny, new, innovative, age-correcting and nice smelling products on the market this month, and we've edited it down to the 10 must-haves. From a face illuminator that has the beauty industry in a buzz, to a power serum will act like a force field on your face! Click through.
It's pretty safe to say that when it comes to skincare, La Prairie is the crème de la crème. I've heard so many glowing reviews of their products — especially their Skin Caviar made from real caviar pearls — that when I was invited to visit their offices for a skin mapping session, I was pretty excited. I soon learned what I had already suspected, my skin was dehydrated and dull, and their skin specialist recommended I try the Advanced Marine Biology Revitalizing products. What? No caviar for me? Sob.
But I needn't have been upset because in the following hour, the team took me through a luxe DIY facial using the products suited to my skin type and age (turns out the Caviar collection is suited to more mature skin), and it was amazing. I always thought that because I have acne-prone skin, I had to use acne-based products, but I found out that while it is important for me to keep a healthy balance of glycolic acid in my life (read: on my face), I can still get the benefits of the pure, deep sea nutrients found in the Advanced Marine Biology Revitalizing Collection. Keep reading.
It's official, we can no longer hide our skin's dislike for Winter. Dry, flaky, tight and just generally dull — we miss our Summer glow. Making sure the skin on your face is properly hydrated plays a huge part in achieving that glow, but it's also something a lot of women overlook — us included! If you suffer from acne-prone skin or even just hormonal breakouts, you can easily fall into the habit of stripping your skin of its natural oils in an attempt to avoid spots, but what you're actually doing is dehydrating! In return, your skin gives you a really fancy breakout to wear around all day. (So generous.) Hydrating masks in both cloth and cream form not only feel luxurious, but will leave you feeling all dewy and goddess-like. Apply once a week for optimal results — but don't forget to finish with a serum and moisturiser. And of course you're still gently exfoliating two or three times a week, aren't you? Whether you're a budget babe or feel like splurging on your skin, click through to see our top five hydrating masks.
So it's the middle of Winter and your lips hate you. Admit it, they do. You want to stop licking them, but you can't; you want to be out in the fresh air but you're stuck in a vortex of heated rooms that suck every last drop of moisture from your body. Vampires! So what does a chap-lipped lady do in these dry, cracked times? She applies a lip conditioner. No, no, not a balm, a conditioner. Specially formulated creams and gels that are designed as intense treatments, rather than quick fixes. So apart from drinking as much water as you can during the day — this really does help — use a lip conditioner before bed at night, and your smackers will be silky smooth and ready to take on the world first thing in the morning. To find out the lip conditioners we're lathering on right now, click through.
Let's be honest, we could all do with a little eye brightening in the morning. I don't know about you, but it's a struggle to even get my eyes to stay open when the alarm goes off, let alone look perky. That's where these tricksters come in. As well as offering your usual trifecta of eye solutions (read: targeting puffiness, dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles) they also help to boost radiance around the eye area, making you look wide awake and ready to face the day. And whether you've got $20 or $500 to spend, there's an option for you.
The votes are in and we can finally reveal the products that scooped the accolades in our first ever BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards! We'll be bringing you details on all of the winners this week so stay tuned. First up, let's see which new releases our readers voted for in the skincare category. If you're on the hunt for a new moisturiser, eye cream or serum, be sure to see what ones our readers rated before hitting the shops!
Seasonally speaking, cream blush is great for Spring. It offers a dewy, fresh-faced, youthful finish that adds instant prettiness to any look. Which is why we refuse to confine it to just one season. We'll have this perky pick-me-up in our stash all year 'round, thank you very much. And whether you're on the hunt for a new release or simply looking to splurge or save a little on your last purchase, we've got just the ticket. Our edit covers it all. Take a peek now!
In the market for a new moisturiser? Wait and see what our readers say about these recent releases! Which one of the following seven products will be voted Best Moisturiser in the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards? Well that's up to you! Vote for Clinique Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturiser which optimises new cells, making your complexion better and brighter, NIVEA Anti-Wrinkle Q10PLUS Day Cream, a new, improved formula of the cult classic that helps the skin renewal process, Elizabeth Arden Prevage Hydrating Fluid, a lightweight daily moisturiser that helps to protect against environmental aggressors, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Perfecting Cream which aims to reduce any skin discolourations and dark spots, Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex which has a penta-peptide and light optics formulation to offer hydration and reduced wrinkles, La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night, a luxurious offering that retexturises, recharges and revitalises, leaving you with younger looking skin or Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector, a 5-in-1 BB Cream that offers UV protection, long-lasting hydration, complexion correcting and more.
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