Category: Spa Beauty Tips

16 Nov

Beauty You

Enhance an already lovely canvas with these day spa beauty tips and tricks

Skin

Give your skin a healthy glow by brushing it gently with a soft brush, loofah or dry face washer. This stimulates the lymphatic system and gets rid of dead skin cells. It also increases circulation and improves the overall look of your skin. A true day spa beauty treatment!

Complexion

Apply foundation with a damp sea sponge. Dab it on, do not drag it across or down.

If you have trouble finding a shade of foundation to suit your skin type try buying a light shade and a dark shade. You can then mix together just the right tone.

Eyes

Enlarge eyes by using a pale shade of eye shadow just below your eyebrow.

Use a small amount of white or pale eyeliner on the inner rim of your lower lashes. This really helps bring out the whites of your eyes.

Whiten your teeth – believe it or not white teeth also highlight the whites of your eyes.

Fake it – For special occasions enhance beautiful eyes with false eyelashes, you will be amazed at the results. This does take some practice but is well worth the effort. My preference is for individual lashes. In addition to the instructions on the box I would add that a great way to position them is with a toothpick and to curl your real lashes before applying the false ones.

Lips

Apply foundation over your lips and then line with lip liner. Fill in the whole lip area with lip liner. Apply lipstick over the top. For a fuller pout apply lip gloss to the centre of your bottom lip.

Hair

Hair shines when the cuticles of the hair are smoothed down. Try combing through your conditioner while you are in the shower and rinse with cold water. Apply a leave in conditioner after you have towel dried your hair. Always blow dry your hair pointing the nozzle downwards so that the cuticles stay smooth.

 

18 Oct

Home spa recipes & homemade skin care tips

  • Almond oil is perfect for moisturizing nails
  • Olive oil is a brilliant eye make up remover as well as a wonderful moisturizer -if it’s good enough for Sophia Loren…
  • Coconut oil will moisturize even the driest skin
  • Ice cubes rubbed on the face tightens pores and increases blood circulation
  • Honey with its healing and antiseptic qualities dabbed onto a blemish and left overnight will kill the infections that cause pimples.
  • Witch hazel or baking soda are natural deodorants, that work just as well as commercial deodorants and don’t contain harmful chemicals.
  • Yoghurt and lemon juice mixed together for softening hands.
  • Yoghurt applied to the face every morning will keep the complexion smooth, healthy and fresh. Wash it off after a few minutes with cold water.
  • Avocado on its own makes a wonderful mask. Mash it up and smooth it on. Leave for 15 minutes and gently rinse off with warm water.
  • Banana mash and apply. Leave on for no more than 5 or 10 minutes, then rinse off completely.
  • Pineapple can be peeled leaving 1 cm of fruit on the peel. Smooth it on, flesh side down and rinse off.
  • Aloe makes a great shaving gel. Buy a plant, break open a leaf and voila! Also great for healing cuts.
  • Shea or Cocoa Butter beautiful as a lip gloss. If it is too thick rub it between your fingers to soften it.

Homemade spa recipes and homemade skincare are worth the little extra effort. Organic ingredients provide the best result.

Be creative and surprise yourself. Careful though, with the simplicity of these homemade spa recipes it is possible to overindulge… how wonderful!

26 Sep

Beauty Tips

Day spa beauty tips to bring out that beautiful you.

Rather than looking for beauty in an over-priced day spa beauty products discover it within yourself and then enhance it.

The media seem to suggest that we all need to conform to a certain standard to look beautiful. I think we would all feel a lot more beautiful if we never flicked through a glossy magazine again.


Change your beliefs in relation to beauty and you will change the way you feel and in turn change the way you look. 


Beauty is an energy that comes from within. If you are feeling great about yourself and have an open heart, energy will radiate outward from you. On the other hand, if you are feeling bad about yourself your heart is closed and your energy is contained.

This can be proven easily by walking joyfully down the street with a great big smile. Notice how many smiles you get back. It must be a smile that comes from deep genuine happiness. A forced smile will not have the same effect.

Your energy affects people and they don’t even know it. All they know is that they are attracted to you. You make them feel great.

Once we see beyond the way we have been ‘programmed’ by the media we recognize the truth, that beauty comes from within.

The first step toward becoming more beautiful is to improve your self-image. Click here for an easy exercise to improve your body image and self-esteem

Nurture your inner beauty and you will shine!

Commit to living a healthy life in true spa style Drink living waters and eat live foods, Learn to breathe correctly and Exercise regularly.

Get in touch with your body Take up a class in movement, in my opinion, the best options for this purpose are yoga, belly dancing and Pilates. If you are adventurous try a pole dancing class or learn to striptease. A great video or book for both is the S Factor by Sheila Kelley

Have a spa night once per week Exfoliate, have a bath by candlelight, wax, give yourself a pedicure and a manicure put a treatment in your hair and apply a mask. Click here for the ultimate day spa beauty routine.

Take your time to get ready each morning Develop your own morning ritual.

Avoid poisons in your skin and day spa beauty care There are so many wonderful natural beauty products on the market that it is getting easier and easier to make a natural choice. Don’t be misled by the word natural, it is being misused for marketing purposes, read the labels. This list of dangerous chemicals shows you what to avoid. Make your own homemade skin care or buy organic skin and personal care products.

Look immaculate

Wear beautiful underwear

Smell divine

Smile and don’t take yourself too seriously!