Sunday, 1 November 2009
Step forward, Noah's Naturals, based in California they are set to launch a beauty drink in January 2010 which claims to fight the signs of ageing, improve tone and texture of skin and lead to all round healthier skin! It comes in a powder form and contains a cocktail of natural ingredients including collagen and elastin which are found naturally in the body. Not forgetting the several super fruits included, so here's hoping its yummy:-)
On the same 'beauty from within' bandwagon is the anti ageing water aptly named Nutra Resveratrol Anti-Ageing Water (mouthful!) which promise to prevent damage to cells from free radicals in the environment and keep the immune system healthy. This product is set for a November 2009 launch, so drink up!
Its always been said that beauty must radiate from the inside out, so looks like we're well on our way to drinking this statement true.
Go on...... drink yourself beautiful! Cheers :-)
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Seems like there are some beauty benefits to rain afterall......
Flipping through the page of Marie Claire (Nov 09), there is a small article on research done by the University of Manchester which alleges that the climate on our rain prone island is good for our nails.
This is because the good old wet weather creates the right levels of humidity to keep nails at their optimum.
So as winter and the rains come, you can expect your nails to (hopefully) get stronger! Next time the heavens up, just think of how good your nails will look.....
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
With our constant central heating, frequent blasts of cold air and skin wrapped up all day, its not rocket science that our skin starts to look dull, grey and tired. It’s simply a build up of dead skin cells which stop the skin from radiating wellness.
As winter approaches, body exfoliation must not slip down your grooming to do list. Your skin may be covered up but it shouldn’t be a case of out of sight, out of mind! The skin is the body’s largest organ so must be given it due love and attention.
The easiest way to remove dead skin cells is to use a body polisher when in the shower or bath. This is gentle enough to be used every day to lift dead skin cells and leave the looking more even and radiant. Especially if you slather up in a good moisturiser afterwards.
One step up, is to use a body brush which is especially good for hard to reach areas like the back. Your back is usually one of the parts of the body that gets less love, simply because it is hard to reach. The body brush solves this problem with its long handle and the soft bristles gently exfoliate leaving your back glowing. Do this a maximum of twice a week during winter and you’ll have a back worth its strappy top come summer.
Next for a little bath time luxury, you can add an exfoliating scrub or gel in the mix. A body scrub also contains essential oils and moisturisers which condition new skin cells as they emerge. That is when you really look after your skin from inside out! There are a great many which also firm, smooth, stimulate and invigorate the skin. The choice really is yours!
Even as the cold weather descends and you snuggle up warmly in your comfy coats and jackets, remember exfoliation should a key part of any beauty conscious diva’s routine... all year round!
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
The autumn/winter 09 catwalk was rife with this crimson shade and beauty magazine are touting the return of the classic red. Whether you’re into the smudged or precise lippy look, go forth and wear your favourite red proudly....bring out the femme fatale in you!
And of course, Bella Queen has scoured the shops to bring you the top 3 red’s this season:
Besame Cosmetics – Enchanting Lipstick in Cherry Red – most glam of the season
MAC – Ruby Woo – a favourite of every make up artist
YSL – Rouge Volupté – brings out your sensual side
Monday, 24 August 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Left to right: Suzi Ski's in the Pyrenees, Here today....Aragon Tomorrow, Manicurist of Seville
Pamplona Purple, Conquistadorable Color, Bullish on OPI
Barefoot in Barcelona, Can you Tapas this?, Give me Moor
Pink Flamenco, No Spain no Gain, Ate Berries in the Canaries
Images courtesy of Emilie at P'ssion.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
This is a celebration of global fashion and beauty and some of my favourite retailers from Selfridges to Zara, niche boutiques and designer brands will be holding bespoke in store events. This is the one night only ultimate girly shopping night out!
Save the date girlies, I sure have! Plus some of the proceeds go to charity, so you can indulge with a conscience.....