Tag: 2012 olympics

  • Olympics 2012: And the Gold Beauty Medals Go to …

    Thu, 9 August 2012 8:57AM

    Beauty writers and editors could win medals for the sports of slathering and spritzing, so well trained are we at such techniques. Alas, the Beauty Olympics haven’t quite panned out. Luckily, however, products themselves compete valiantly for our attention, love and awards. Over the past two weeks, we’ve hung bronze and silver medals around the perfumed… more



  • Olympics 2012: British-Inspired Beauty Buys from Batiste, Stila Cosmetics and I Love…

    Wed, 8 August 2012 1:40PM

    Since I got up early to watch Sally Pearson win gold this morning in the 100m hurdles – amazing work, Sal – it’s safe to say that Olympic fever is still running hot at PRIMPED HQ. It’s been a whirlwind week and a half, but since we’re still on London time, I thought I’d take… more



  • Olympics 2012: The Golden Girls of the London Games

    Tue, 7 August 2012 5:08PM

  • Olympics 2012: The Beauty Products You Need to Carry in Your Gym Bag

    Tue, 7 August 2012 3:58PM

    The combination of watching the Olympics and Kat talking about getting swimsuit-ready has made me realise that not only do I need to amp up my exercise regimen, but also that it’s only four weeks ‘til spring. I’ve been trying to work on getting my fitness back on track after hibernating throughout winter, especially since I’m… more



  • Olympics 2012: And the Silver Beauty Medals go to …

    Sun, 5 August 2012 9:00AM

    Early this week, the PRIMPED team awarded some of their favourite beauty buys with bronze medals. Today it’s time to reveal our silver-winning wonders. Stand up to the podium please …. Kat: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, from $7.60, from pharmacies “A dermatoligist got me onto this when I was 16. I will be forever grateful. My skin has… more


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  • Olympics 2012: How to … Get a Swimsuit Body

    Fri, 3 August 2012 3:26PM

    After a week of watching so many super-fit speedo-clad bodies in action, it’s near impossible to ignore the fact that swimsuit season is not far away for the rest of us. Look, if you really want to look your best in a bikini, you can’t ignore the fact that a healthy diet and regular exercise… more

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  • Olympics 2012: Golden Beauty Buys to Get You Glowing

    Fri, 3 August 2012 8:45AM

    With the London Olympics in full swing, I thought now would be the perfect time to take a look at some of the best golden beauty buys to get you glowing. From shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner to shimmering bronzers, illuminators and eye shadows, this week’s picks will have you cheering loud and proud. Here’s the video…   And… more

    Body & Fragrance / Hair / Makeup


  • Olympics 2012: Winning Ways With Bronzer

    Thu, 2 August 2012 9:37AM

    No, the late nights spent shadowing Christian Sprenger and Emily Seebohm’s epic strokes this week haven’t over chlorinated my brain. I really mean that you can get a winning performance, a bonafide personal best, a gold-medal makeup moment with the right bronzer. First choose the playing field that is right for you: Crème-to-Powder bronzers are best for dry… more



  • Olympics 2012: A Beach Volleyball Butt. Without the Sweaty, Sandy Bit.

    Wed, 1 August 2012 5:20PM

    Has all this Olympics business inspired you to hit the treadmill … or simply sit on your sofa in front of the television for even longer at night? If it’s the latter you might not love what I’m going to blog about today. Because it’s mostly about how sitting down for too long is -… more


    Soap & Glory Sit Tight

  • Olympics 2012: A Braided Variation on a Gymnastics Bun, Courtesy of Dreama Walker

    Wed, 1 August 2012 2:51PM

    I’ve done dancing pretty much all my life. Ballet, tap, jazz, physical culture (physie), hip-hop, you name it, I’ve danced it. Since the age of one and a half actually, where I used to follow my big sister to class and attempt to dance and prance around the studio. Over the years there have been an… more



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