PRPhoto.comLove her or hate her, you're going to be seeing a lot more of songbird Mariah Carey as she's been announced as a judge on American Idol. We show you how to copy her divalicious look.
Mariah's red carpet style is all about glossy-looking hair, a matte-looking rosy-cheeked complexion and a subtle smoky eye. With the right hair and make-up products, you can pull it off yourself sans celebrity entourage.
To keep her locks looking glossy, Mariah says she likes to give them a pampering soak in olive oil. In fact, she reckons that this is why Italian women have such lustrous-looking hair. If, however, you prefer to save your olive oil for cooking, try an oil-enriched hair treatment like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Hair Mask.
Once you've got hair so healthy-looking it shines, brush it into a side path and sweep it into an elegant-looking up do. To hold it in place, give it a quick spritz of something like ghd Final Fix Hairspray.
To copy Mariah's even-toned matte-looking
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PRPhoto.comLove her or hate her, you're going to be seeing a lot more of songbird Mariah Carey as she's been announced as a judge on American Idol. We show you how to copy her divalicious look.Read More »from Get the Look: Mariah Carey
Don't forget to pamper your hair and nails this Women's Month!Read More »from TLC for Hair and Nails
This Women's Month we've shown you how to pamper yourself by running a blissful bath, recreating a hydrotherapy spa bath and even teaching you why it's important to pamper yourself in the first place. But don't forget about treating your hair and nails…
The best way to give your tresses a treatment is with a mask. Most need to be rubbed into your hair and then given some time to work their magic. So while you're in the shower or bath, give your hair a quick shampoo and then lather on a mask. Sit back and relax for 2 to 5 minutes, or if you're in the shower suds up the rest of your body during that time. When you're ready, simply rinse off the mask and style as usual.
The Professional Sebastian Penetrait Masque will restore shine and strength to dull and dry hair, while the Wella Professionals Enrich Mask is best used on thick, course hair. KeraStraight has a great at-home Protein Mask for those who've had their hair
It's that time of the year - time to spring clean! Whether it's spring cleaning your mind, body or cupboard, it's time to do the same with your scents. No one's saying you need to chuck your warm winter ones away, but put them at the back of your cupboard and bring out some soft, fresh fragrances.Read More »from Smell like Spring
Here are our spring front-shelf favourites:
BeautySARalph Lauren Big Pony Collection EDT
Why have one fragrance, when you can have four different ones to express every side of you - Sporty, Sensual, Free-Spirited and Stylish. My favourite is Big Pony no.3 Free-Spirited.
The Scent: Floral Green
The Price: R749, 100ml
Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic EDT (Limited Edition)
A limited-edition take on the original, Angel. It envelopes the skin like a fresh, spring day.
The Scent: Oriental Floral
The Price: R675, 50ml (available 3 September 2012)
Chanel Coco Noir EDP
First there was Coco and then came Coco Mademoiselle, and now just in time for spring there's Coco Noir. A baroque fragrance that tells
Do you often find yourself staring aimlessly at make-up shelves trying to decide which foundation to buy and what the difference really is between them? Well, that nightmare is over. BeautySA lets you in on the basics and what each formula offers.Read More »from Foundation Formulas
I'm sure most of you are familiar with this one, as it is the most popular within the foundation family. Depending on the brand, they can offer you anything from light to full coverage. Liquid foundations can provide anti-ageing formulas and even a matte or dewy finish. They are in liquid form (obviously) and usually come in a pump-action container. The best way to apply this foundation type is with a foundation brush or sponge.
Try: Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation SPF10, R335, Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation, R593, Justine DermaPerfect Youth-Enhancing Foundation SPF25, R160, Max Factor Ageless Elixir Foundation, R220, Yardley Oatmeal Light Cover foundation, R69.95.
You will either find this formula
Photo: haveseen/Shutterstock.comWith the hot summer days winking on the horizon, people are already making plans to go on holiday, be more active, and keeping the kids busy during the holidays. Regardless of the type of activity you are planning, it will most likely include more time outdoors, and this brings up another popular summer topic: the use of sun protection.Read More »from Do You Know Your SPF15 from SPF50?
What is SPF?
SPF might be a very common term, but it also has many people wondering what they should be looking out for, and how much protection they really need. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and it is a vital aspect when it comes to buying sunscreen.
SPF numbers start at 2 and go higher than 60. They indicate the theoretical maximum sun exposure time. For example, if you normally burn after 10 minutes of sun exposure (without sunscreen), then an SPF 30 will let you stay in the sun for up to 300 minutes without burning.
But in reality, we don't use as much sunscreen compared to the laboratory tests; we sweat, we swim, and it
- Beauty South Africa | Beauty – Fri, Aug 24, 2012 2:43 AM EDT
Photo: ShutterstockBeautySA has rounded up the hottest red lip colours, and how to wear them.Read More »from This Season's Hottest Red Lipsticks - for Your Skin Tone
Like the classic LBD every girl should have, she should also have the perfect red lipstick - a classic colour that's worn through all the seasons and never dates. Here are some hot red lipsticks we're loving, and how to perfect that red pout.
To start off, make sure you choose the correct red shade for your skin tone, which could also depend on the colour of your skin's under tone. Some of us are blessed with a complexion that suits any red, but for those of us who aren't, take these into account.
Fair skin tone: Coral red shades look great on this tone. They are not overpowering, and add just the right pop-of-red to your lips. Even a matt red, which borders on the 'orangey' side, also works well. TRY: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Crème in shade #920 (Revlon Red).
Olive to toffee (medium) skin tone: You have more freedom to play with the berry colours if you have this skin tone. From true reds, to
BeautySADon't settle for one fragrance for the rest of your life. Or even for a week!Read More »from A Perfume, for Every Occasion
I remember my mom telling me I needed to find my 'signature scent' and stick to it. And I did. Until the bottle ran dry. In 2008 it was DKNY's Original, in 2009 Clinique's Happy and in 2010 Thierry Mugler's Alien. And then I realised how bored I'd become settling for just one scent. So, out with my mom's advice, and in with mine! Now, most days I wear fragrances depending on my mood, and more particularly my day…
4am wake-up call, 7am flight. Sjoe! It's tough been a jet-setter. To wake yourself up and keep feeling fresh for a few hours, spritz on Versace's Yellow Diamond or DKNY Be Delicious. Sophisticated yet exotic and playful, these fragrances go a long way down while you're taxing down the runway.
Whether it's a meeting with a client or a Saturday morning with the girls, you still want to smell fresh, but maybe not as zesty. We recommend Ralph Lauren
Photo: auremar/Shutterstock.comAnti-ageing specialist, Dr Maureen Allem, share her age-defying tips with BeautySA .Read More »from Top 9 Age-defying Tips
1. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
Sun damage is the number one enemy to youthful skin. The sun causes 80% of ageing and only 20% is hereditary. Damage to the skin is mainly done by the age of 20. A suntan produces deep wrinkles, leathery-textured skin and brown pigmentation spots. Use a daily moisturiser combined with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. If you want a tan, fake it.
2. QUIT SMOKING
Stop smoking if you want to protect your skin from premature ageing. You may not be able to completely reverse the damage smoking has done to your skin, but you will stop the damage from getting worse. Smoking reduces levels of collagen in the skin. The telltale signs of a 'smoker's face' is dull, greyish, dry skin, increased wrinkling around the eyes and puckering wrinkles around the mouth. Is this really what you want for your skin?
3. EAT ANTI-OXIDANT FOODS AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER
For maximum anti-oxidant
Run a blissful bathTurning your bathroom into a five-star spa (well, almost) is easier than you think. All you need is a bathroom, and a healthy inclination towards hedonism.
There is very little in this world that rivals the toe-curling, spirit-lifting pleasure of an all-out spa experience. The sensations, scents and tranquil surroundings are all designed to get you as close to transcendence as you can - without shaving your head, moving to Nepal and meditating on a mountain for ten years (I don't know about you, but I'd take a complimentary mini-mani over a packhorse any day of the week).
We're all pleasure-seekers at heart, which is why the spa industry has become such a prosperous one - but ladies, there is absolutely no reason on earth you can't create a sensory sanctuary in your very own bathroom. Spa prices can be truly eye watering, so you'll save some bucks - plus you won't have to make (and keep) an appointment!
It's all about atmosphere1. You don't have to play humpback whaleRead More »from DIY Home Spa