The One Unsuspecting Beauty Product You Should Use Year-Round

Come rain or shine, summer or winter, this is your skincare routine.

Get The Look: Polished Natural Makeup at NYFW

One of our favourite makeup looks at New York Fashion Week is the glowing, natural makeup at BCBGMAXAZRIA, the perfect makeup for the office and days when you want to look polished but not overly made up.

Celebrity makeup artist Val Garland shares the products she used to create what she calls a “veil of perfection” with spotless, sunkissed skin and that your-lips-but-better nude finish on the lips.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan in Tantric
Jose Maran Argan Illuminizer


Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan in Tantric
tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener
Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara in True Black


Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in 01 Nude
Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No 5

What makeup products do you use to achieve that natural makeup look?

Botox :The Upshot

Botox. Everyone seems to be doing it. Celebrities faces are all looking pretty ironed out and smooth these days. So smooth in fact that we all want a little bit of what they?ve got, but some of us just can?t work the whole thing out. You know it can get rid of wrinkles and that?s a bonus, but what is it really?For a start, Botox is Botulinum Toxin Type A. It comes from a deadly bacterial toxin. This toxin is found generally in canned or preservative food. It has, over the years been purified for beauty and cosmetic use. It works something like this: the wrinkle in question is injected and temporarily paralyses the muscles around it so it can?t move anymore. Really the upshot of this is that if your face can?t move, then it can?t make that annoying wrinkle you?ve grown to despise.

Botox is performed, in most

cases on the wrinkle at the top of the nose-the furrowed brow between the eyebrows. There are other places – the forehead, other lines and crow?s feet around the eyes. It takes approximately ten minutes, there is only a slight sting – like a bee stinging the skin and it?s effects last three to four months. The difference is obvious almost immediately and oh yes that bit?it costs around $400. You?d also probably want to know that the celebs who love it are Madonna, Cher and Meg Ryan. As if you can?t tell anyway!This is the good news about Botox. The bad news is that there are possible side effects: possibly headache, respiratory infection and nausea. Sometimes there can be faint bruising or a dull ache around the site of the injection. Also there have been instances where weakness has occurred in other muscles. In even rare cases, temporary drooping of the eyelid has occurred. All of the side effects of regular use are not apparent now?we?ll have to wait until they all get old to see what happens to their faces. The choice is yours, but we think prevention is better then a cure, so here are some products if you don?t fancy $400 a pop every four months.

Prescriptives Magic Invisible Line Smoother:

Gel-based, soothing and it does what it says it?s going to do. Approx $71

Origins Grin From Year To Year, Brightening Face Firmer

The best for dry, and losing its lustre kind of skin. Soy bean and rice bran oils offer a natural solution. Approx $54

Another absolute must is to wear sunscreen everyday and remember?DON?T FROWN!!!

Beauty On The Run

We’ve decided to combine exercise with a fantastic new beauty product so you can learn to get fit and get beautiful at the same time. Lux has created four handwashes in four themes that enable you to keep your hands clean and moisturised while on the run. Gotta love that!


All you have to do is pack what you need, strap it on your back and start walking. It’s as simple as that. You’ll get away from it all and come back in better shape. Going up and down steep trails with a heavy back pack burns calories – actually around 4,000 a day. It also builds strength and pushes your aerobic endurance to new heights. Did we mention leg muscles? Hiking works those quads, hamstrings and calves like no other exercise? Best of all Hiking relaxes your mind and helps you release stress – all while enjoying nature’s best views. When you do get back from a day of hiking don’t forget to try Lux Skin Sense Hand Wash in Calm. The gentle fragrance of chamomile and geranium will not only moisturise your skin but cleanse it as well.


Always wanted to experience an unbeatable high? Kayaking will do it for you. Whether you’re paddling the white water rapids of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium in Sydney or touring the Brisbane River, kayaking lets you develop upper-body strength and incredible balance all while you have a duck’s eye view of the world. Besides those fabulous triceps, you’ll develop flexible muscles in both your upper and lower back – all the way around to your abdomen. The only Lux hand wash post kayaking is Splash. Splash contains natural extracts of juniper and wild jojoba which are known for their purifying and toning properties.

Camping really is the quintessential way to really enjoy all that nature has to offer. Free your spirit, relax your mind and dream as you stare into a campfire, lie under the stars or wade in the ocean – far, far away from your work. With more than 3000 national parks in Australia there really are thousands of amazing places to pitch a tent. You’ll be the only ones for miles. Don’t forget to pack Embrace Lux Hand wash to keep your hands smelling and feeling beautiful while outdoors. Embrace contains natural extracts of Neroli and Ylang Ylang, which are known for their warming and sensual properties.

Mountain Biking
If you’re looking for perfectly, toned thighs and sculpted calves, you can do a million leg lifts or you can get on a bike and take to some of the most interesting bike trails. Mountain biking is one of the most demanding and fun ways to get into super shape. Your legs and lungs work hard on moderate trails and you’ll be pushing yourself to new heights, literally. After a good ride don’t forget to try Divine Lux Hand wash. Divine has a delicately uplifting scent with natural extracts of jasmine and lily which are known for their moisturising and skin softening properties. Perfect for bike weary hands.

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