Monday, 18 January 2010

If you're feeling blue

Today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year, aptly termed Blue Monday. Apparently, today will be worse than the regular Monday blue's, because today you are likely to have broken your last new year's resolution, Christmas will seem like it was a life time ago and more than likely a huge post Christmas credit bill is burning a whole on your doormat.

But here at Bella Queen, we've decided to turn things around and make it a day that little things make us happy. We're determined to beat the blue's and we've put together a little of list of pick me up's, some lined with a happy shade of blue.

  • Paint your nails a bright and cheerful colour. We're taking a tongue in cheek delve into the Classic collection from OPI. With names like No room for the Blues, Blue my mind and Yoga-ta get this blue, even if you don't paint your nails, you will certainly smile! shim.gif
  • Eat blueberries and acai berries - they improve your mood and are packed with anti oxidants, plus they're delicious!
  • Try a new eyeshadow - MAC's new collection Love Lace has a silver tinged blue that's complimentary to all skintones
  • Wear your hair in a different style
  • Dance around your room to your fave song for 30 minutes to release some feel good endorphins and give you extra energy
  • Eat chocolate - crunch on some blue Smarties!
  • Enjoy some alone time in a candle lit bubble bath
  • Compliment someone! Their smile will make you smile and in turn lift your mood

Failing any of the above, get some friends together and hit a cocktail bar and order every blue drink on their menu! First guessed it...Blue Lagoon!

Have a happy and beautiful Monday x


Thursday, 14 January 2010

Stepping beautifully into Spring

Just a quick one.....I've had my ear to the beauty ground and its been shouting back loud and clear....especially as to what colours we'll be wearing this spring and summer!

Time to cast off the moody colours of winter and welcome a fresher and breezy palette of baby pinks and blues, dusty lavenders, shimmery lattes and pale greens!

Lipsticks, eyeshadows, nail polishes, lip glosses all come in these delicious fairground shades, so its time take a ride to a new colour dimension!

Colour charts to follow :-)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Show off your GLOW!

Only 6 days into 2010 and already so many people questioning about how to make their skin glow naturally!

So, if you want your skin to be a picture of a radiant health, without having to pile on the slap, here's how to go about it:

  • The old mantra of cleanse, tone and moisturise still stands true. Invest in the best products your pocket can afford and remember to take of make up at night!

  • Exfoliate twice a week minimum to get rid of dead skin cells, which can make you look dull and grey.

  • Drink more water! This keeps your skin supple and helps get rid of toxins which can make you skin look dull. If you average 8 glasses a day, keep it up....if you don't....START NOW!

  • Spend more time under the duvet! Your skin repairs itself during sleep so make sure you're getting enough.

  • Get out there and enjoy the great outdoors. Fresh air breathes new life into your skin. Combine it with some exercise to get your heart pumping fresh oxygen into your skin and around your body.

  • Eat more fruit and veg.....these contain an abundance of powerful nutrients and anti oxidants which keep you looking and feeling healthy from the inside out.

With these few simple steps, you'll soon be stepping into the light and glowing in more ways than one!

Happy New Year....xx

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