Monday, 14 June 2010

Product(s) of the Week: OPI DripDry & RapiDry Spray

We've all been there.... freshly painted nails, good coverage, nice and even polish.... then you reach into our handbag and out comes at least one nail with a smudge or dent. Can put anyone worth their polish off painting their nails!

OPI to the rescue. Their DripDry drops can get nails touch dry in 5 minutes. And followed by a quick spritz of RapiDry spray, nails will be dry to a smooth and smudge proof finish within minutes.

To use, add a 1-2 drops of DripDry to each nail 1 minute after adding top coat to the last nail. Then wait 2 minutes and spritz each hand with RapiDry holding the bottle about 12 inches away from the hand.

Now sit back, put your feet up and flip through your fave glossy for 10 minutes. Nails dry and your fabulous self is good to go. Happy painting, Bella Queens!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Storage goes Stylish!

We've fallen in love with The Holding Company! Visited them at Selfridges, London and concluded that they really do provide stylish storage solutions. That said, the choice was extensive and everything was still simple, practical and infused with a sense of fun!

Being lovers of all things beauty AND beautiful, we couldn't resist these 2 very apt storage boxes :-) Perfect for storing nail care products and make up items, especially when on the go!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Sunkissed Summer Glow

Sun’s out (finally) and here at Bella Queen headquarters we are just loving the sun kissed, glowing, healthy skinned look. After months of cover up, its time to let loose and give some colour back to our legs and arms, in fact our whole bodies!

To start with, we’re working on getting rid of any dry skin. Body sugars, body polishes, exfoliators, what ever works to reveal smoother and softer skin, we on it. By the way, we’re in love with the radiance boosting Laura Mercier Crème Brulee Sugar Scrub. It contains Vitamin A and E and Grapeseed and Olive oil which moisturise, soothe and protect the skin.

Now at this point, we would then slather on moisturiser all over the body, but at 2010 is the year of being all grown up, we are using the much more sophisticated, glow enhancer and sometimes over looked BODY OIL!

Body oils are so the moisturiser for this summer. Light and easily absorbed they keep the skin hydrated while casting a sexy glow all over. And if you get one with fragrance, you can be ‘scentalious’ all day!

Our faves are below:

Johnson’s Baby Oil – £2.99 - it’s cheap and cheerful. And as the advert says, it will leave your skin as soft as a baby’s bum and cast a slight healthy shine.

Champney’s Citrus Dry Glow Body Oil - £7 – this comes in a spray pump so its easy to use around the body and its non greasy (hence the word dry in its name, we guess). Suitable for every day use, the lemon and cardamom essential oils will lightly fragrance your skin, as well as soften.

SEN’s Lotus & Jasmine Massage Oil - £15 - although a massage oil, this oil is delightful enough to be used as an all over body moisturiser. With Jasmine and Sweet Almond oils, your skin will be left smelling faintly sweet and glowing all over.

MAC’s To The Beach Bronzing Oil - £15.50 – Limited Edition. This has bronze and gold shimmer particles suspended in oil which leaves a sheer, sexy gleam on the skin. It dries quickly and leaves no residue. Could you ask for more?

So go forth, jump in that shower, scrub up and emerge a bronzed and oiled goddess!
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