Thursday, July 11, 2019

5 Reasons Why Exercise Is Important

We care a great deal about beauty and looking your best here at Bella’s Beauty Spot. Our article today covers two things that go a long way to accentuating what’s already working for you: fitness and hydration.
We’ll be covering the importance of both to highlight your radiance and not have anything take away from it.

1.      Without Hydration, Your Body Suffers

Hydration is vitally important to the human body. While we may see the quality of your skin, look to improve it and cover over any blemishes with makeup, having enough water in your body ensures it will appear fresh and colorful.
Staying hydrated means drinking enough water to not feel thirsty because when you feel the thirst, you’re already well down on the right water level that your body needs. In fact, you can get into a bad hydration situation even when you’re only down by a very small amount. It doesn’t take much!
There are different ways to figure out when you’re low on water. Bear in mind that soda isn’t good for you and, like coffee, can act as a diuretic. This isn’t a good thing. The hotter the climate you’re in, the more water you should consume. Usually, that’s at least three liters a day, but it could be more if you’re in a hotter state like Texas or California. If you wish to get the lowdown on thirst and staying hydrated, read this post to help you out.

2.      Improved Skin Tone and Glow

When having too little water in your body, your face will look drained. It’s almost like you look sick that day. While makeup will hide some of that facial color change, your general skin tone will be different to normal too.
The body uses water throughout for basic functionality including in the muscles, cells, and skin (below and above the surface). This is why it’s so important to human existence. We cannot function without it. We know you care about beauty – but drinking enough ensures you look healthy and vibrant with (or without) cosmetics.

3.      Being Sedentary Delivers Poor Results

Being sedentary doesn’t feel great. Ignoring it works for a time but eventually, it catches up with you.
Maybe the pounds have started to come on and you’ve noticed your dresses getting tighter? Or, you’ve needed to go up a dress size and change your bras because they’ve become unbearably tight? These are both signs that it’s time to do something about it.
The thing with extra weight is that it creeps up on you. If you ignore its presence, the extra pounds will pile on because the behavior causing the weight gain hasn’t been addressed. What behavior? It could be overeating through snacking at work, consuming too many sodas, or eating at the wrong time of the day (late evening, mostly).

4.      Exercising Gives Your Body Vitality

While it takes a while for your body to adjust to increased activity levels, it will change when you ask it to do so. You just have to ask it nicely!
Seriously though, the trick with beginning to exercise is to first sit yourself down and consider your reasons why you’re going to do it. You need a big enough Why to push through when it gets tough. That time – it’ll happen – when you don’t want to go out for a 30-minute walk and prefer to graze with Netflix and some snacks. Or after you’ve jogged for 30 minutes, planned to go for 45 minutes and want to quit on yourself. Don’t do that.
Once you’ve figured out your Why, hold onto it. It’s your superpower. Remind yourself the reason for exercising each time you do it and when the going gets tough.
Understand, it may feel like a struggle when you first get back to doing something about your fitness. But you’ll feel good about yourself afterward. Your body will start to function in an improved way. And the endorphin rush will help overcome the sore muscles.

5.      Staying Hydrated Supports Exercise/Weight Loss Goals

The water you drink reaches your muscles. When you’re dehydrated, you feel it in your mouth, but it often leads to stiffness or cramps in your legs too. At that point, your day’s exercise is probably over.
With perspiration, your body will lose water faster as it overheats. Just exercise alone raises your body temperature to a point that this becomes a natural occurrence. Bring along a reusable water bottle to take periodic sips even when you’re not thirsty to avoid your body being affected by water loss.
We’ve connected drinking water and exercise together because they both go hand-in-hand. Each supports your long-term health in different ways but combined, they help you to stay slimmer, healthier and looking your best. While we talk a lot about cosmetics and beauty products in general on this blog, you still need a foundation of self-care to start from a healthy state.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

FemmeLuxe for Summer

The Black & White Pinafore Dress- Sophie ($20.99)  team it with frill detailing and black and white check pattern will keep you cute and sophisticated. Normally I would pair this with a sweater, but the temperature being 90 degress here in Arizona, I paired it with the bodysuit listed at the bottom of this post. I love the material. It Is so soft and not cheaply made. With a cute pair of black heels, this is the perfect dress for any occasion. Normally, this is something more on the tight side that I would not wear, but it's cute yet classy. And it's priced extremely low for the quality of the dress.
The Rust High Neck Jumpsuit-Yasmine($18.99) is a favorite piece from Femme Luxe's website. Comfortable and meant to be long, it is the perfect sophisticated look for anything from church to a birthday party.  Featuring a perfect figure-hugging fit that is just perfect for any special occasion. When it comes to looking the best dressed with next to no effort this simple slinky jumpsuit is simply a must-have. With sleeveless body and wide leg bottoms you can be sure a super sleek classic look with no problems at all. Paired with your favourite killer heels for the finished look. This jumpsuit can be dressed up or down, so you will be guaranteed that this jumpsuit is worth it. The Black Faux Leather Look Catriona Look Leggings ($16) are also 50% off, and are comfortable and stylish. Available also in Khaki & Wine color, these have a sort of snake skin feel to them, and are good with a fancy top or just a simple t shirt like I have on. The ultimate styling piece featuring a figure hugging look and high waisted cut. Style under cosy jumpers for a day look or pair with a crop top and heels for a night out with the girls. I plan on getting them in every color, because they pair up with so many different looks. I chose a simple T shirt from Target with a pair of black pumps from Dillards. The look is perfect under a leather jacket, or by itself for almost any occasion. Every girl should own a pair of faux leather leggings. f The Black Stella Side Cut Bodysuit ($13)    is my favorite piece from their collection. Although It doesn't' look comfortable it really is. It is a little revealing, but no more then a bathing suit.  It comes in neon yellow or peach, and at 50% off, it's a steal compared to other fashion sites. It looks adorable under overalls, and even paired with jeans or shorts. It's my favorite bodysuit in my  closet, and I am a bodysuit junkie. FemmeLuxeFinery sells a variety of co-ords  lounge wear sets as well as ribbed lounge wear sets and knitted lounge wear sets. They sell a variety of dresses, jumpers, pants, sweat outfits and more. Right now they are selling everything at 50% off so make sure you head on over to their website & check out their stuff! I promise you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

FemmeLuxeFinery Giveaway

 I'm giving away the below FemmeLuxe Grey High Neck Cropped Loungewear Set in Size S/M. If your a size small it might be a little bit big, if your a medium it will be a perfect fit. Right now it's for sale for $26.00 on the FemmeLuxe Website.  FemmeLuxe has been so good to me I wanted to say thank you to them by having them join this giveaway. Grey High Neck Cropped Loungewear Set features Fine Rib knit, Long Sleeve cropped jumper with High neck and high waist leggings. Style with Heel to finish off this look. Visit FemmeLuxeFinery for all your fashion must haves. Enter to win a loungewear set below! And remember the size is S/M. This is something I have and I am giving away; it is brand new but the size is S/M and no other size can be ordered if you win the giveaway. You must live in the US.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Too Faced Life Is a Festival Collection

Too Faced's Life Is A Festival  collection was released earlier this year, and honestly this is my dream makeup line. If I closed my eyes and made up a makeup palette, or any kind of makeup line, this is what I envisioned. The colors of a rainbow, with unicorn packaging and lots of sparkle. The theme is "Peace, Love & Unicorns" and the idea is gorgeous glitter packed pastel colors, with lots of pinks nd yellows.



Life Is a Festival Eye Shadow Palette ($42)
 Life’s a festival with this ethereal palette of duo chromatic shadows that shift in color and a happy mix of bold creamy mattes, pearlescent pops of mystical shades, and an exclusive Unicorn Tears highlighter for face and eyes based on our bestselling lipstick color. For dreamy depth and dimension, mix the formulas together to achieve a high-impact, out-of-this-world festival finish. The entire shadow formula is infused with rose quartz powder to add some love energy to your makeup and the fresh dreamy scent will leave you with an enchanting, ethereal festival vibe

I recently purchased the entire set of Life Is a Festival. It's just too pretty to pass up and me and my daughter are unicorns for Halloween, so I thought this set would be perfect for our Halloween Unicorn Makeup.  In the next couple weeks I will be reviewing the entire set on my blog, and also will be giving away some pieces from the set. This is probably the most beautiful, well packaged, amazing product I have ever reviewed

Stay tuned to my blog for reviews on everything in the Too Faced Life Is a Festival Collection. It really is a keepsake for you Too Faced lovers out there. But now on to the fun, the Giveaway! When I purchased the entire set I actually purchased an extra Too Faced Mystical Effects Lip Topper In the shade "Angel Tears"

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Scandalust Eyeshadow Palette

 Marc Jacobs recently release the Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Collection which is a gorgeous sleek palette with 7 extremely wearable shades in each case. I will be honest, I haven't played around too much with Marc Jacobs Makeup, mostly because the price stag is pretty steep, but Marc Jacobs to me is more of a fashion designer, not makeup. But to say I was impress with the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic palette, is a major understatement. So the price for each palette is $49, so I only purchased one. The one that stood out to me the most is the Scandalust palette ($49)

The different palettes are described and listed below from the Sephora website;

"Provocouture (dusty plum and magenta): Say it with style; otherwise, you might as well just stay in bed.
Glambition (bare and bronze): She was infamous, known for seeking the most over-the-top glamour.
Frivoluxe (chilled greige and violet): Fabulous! Always dress outrageously and how you want. Who has time for less?
Scandalust (rust and warmed browns with scarlet): Hot pants at the office cause a fuss; that’s why they call her little miss scandalous.
Edgitorial (camouflage and reflective gold): Take a memo. Next season, we’ll see, pleather python, making a scene, enviously, everywhere.
Sartorial (celestial cobalt and icy teal with prismatic gray): Whenever in doubt: power platforms. Make sure (for once) they know who runs the show.

This is how the Scandalust palette is described per Sephora's website;
"Empower your inner eye stylist with these ultra-luxe eyeshadow palettes, each featuring four fashion finishes: buttery matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk, and metallic lamé. Each curated palette includes a covetable mix of chic neutral, wearable shades and provocative pops in a new super-plush shadow formulation to cover lids in lasting, velvety-rich pigment. Available in six different colorways, choose the wardrobe that speaks to you, then layer it on to make the ultimate impression. "
The colors are extremely blendable and I found that when my makeup brush was wet, the colors went on much deeper and more rich, especially the golds, the colors are pigmente
The palette is so gorgeous, it is probably my favorite piece in my entire makeup collection right now. The colors are creamy and rich and have my favorite shades. (Starting from the top)
Hot Pants- An Off white Sparkle Shade that works great as the first layer on your eyelid.
At The Office- A Basic Mauve Brown that works well as a base to the eyeshadow you're about to pack on.
Cause A Fuss- A Shimmery Latte Color that packs a light glitter punch with a tad bit of fall out.
That's Why- A Rusy Dark Brown perfect for the inner crease and the v of your eyelid.
They Call Her- A Dark Rusty Sparkle perfect for the inner or outer lid creating a sparkle that will last all day. This color works a lot better when wet.
Little Miss- A Dark Plum which work me only work in the outer V for a dramatic smokey eye effect.
Scandalust- A dark dim purple that brings a dramatic color to the smokey eye that this palette can create. This is my favorite color out of the palette, and I use this under my eyelash line for a more dramatic look

Wearing the colors just as I listed above, the white in my inner corner of my eyelid and under my eyebrow, and  the last dark purple color under my eye and around, with the other colors in the middle on my eyelid.
The picture above is me using all the colors to incorporate a daytime smokey eye.

If you love a good smokey eye with a bit of red in the mix (blue eyes should love these colors) then this is the perfect palette for you. Marc Jacobs really brought the goods on these beauties.

All the Marc Jacob Eye-Conic Palettes are available on Marc Jacob's website for $49.00 (If you're thinking of purchasing please click my affiliate link)

Overall I'm obsessed with the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Scandalust Palette and I think you will too if you decide to pick it up.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Museum of Ice Cream X Sephora Collection will make you HUNGRY


I was crusing through Sephora today, when I had to stop at the delicious stand of pink sprinkles and bright colors. This might be one of my favorite collections to date that Sephora has brought. This is a limited collection inspired by the Museum Of Ice Cream in NYC. I love the sprinkles encased in the gorgeous makeup brushes, along with the delicious clutch. I want every single thing and I can rarely say that about any collection. 

Museum Of Ice Cream x Sephora Collection Dream Team Pigment Palette ($42) is a fun playful palette with 12 sprinkle covered creamy shadows to last you all day long.

Museum Of Ice Cream x Sephora Collection Sprinkle Pool Brush Set ($64) is a gorgeous set of sprinkle filled makeup brushes, along with a sprinkle case. This is must have out of the entire collection. I don't think I've ever been more obsessed with makeup brushes!
 Probably the only one I won't be trying out Is the Museum of Ice Cream x Sephora Collection Rainbow Sherbert Lashes ($18) These might be fun for Halloween, but that is about it. They are colorful, and DO remind me of sherbert, but not really my daily look.

 Museum Of Ice Cream x Sephora Collection Sugar Wafer Palette ($36) is a limited edition palette that consists of bronzer, highlight and cheek flush. The colors are super gorgeous and I really want to try this out.

Museum Of Ice Cream x Sephora Collection Let Them Eat Popsicles Lip Set ($34) consists of 4 lightweight soft colorful lip stains that leave your lips "comfortable" Per the Sephora website. I think the colors look delightful, especially that second pink.

 Museum Of Ice Cream x Sephora Collection I SCREAM Charm bracelet ($28) is the most creative part of this gorgeous set. It is a charm bracelet that opens up and contains a cheek tint, highlighter and lip gloss. At first I thought each charm opened up, which would make the price worth it, but only 3 of the charms open, which was a little disappointing to say the least. But my 6 year old has been begging me for this bracelet, so we will see the quality of the product.

 So do you love the collection as much as I do? If I pick up anything it will be the sprinkle brush set, because it is so scrumptious looking. What do you like or what have you tried?  You can find the entire Museum Of Ice Cream x Sephora Collection on Sephora's website.
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