Have you ever had a song trapped in your mind, and you can’t help but sing it out loud? Walking through the airport yesterday, I found myself softly singing the lyrics to Dionne Warwick’s version of “What The World Needs Now is love sweet love, Its the only thing that there’s just too little of..” What a reminder of how powerful a simple song can be. It can transport us back in time to relive memories or like for me yesterday; it can put you in a state of being. The airport was bursting with it’s the normal stampede of people rushing around. So with the lyrics in my head, I took a moment to embrace the feeling. I smiled a little brighter, made eye contact instead of looking down on my phone, used the agent’s names when I said thank you, and simply enjoyed the moment of being the best version of me. And guess what? People smiled back, even the tone in the agent’s voices softened as they looked up to connect, and my heart felt full. What a difference a feeling can make. The difference multiplies when we can share kindness and love with others! So yes if what the world needs now is love, why not let it start with you?
There are oodles of cosmetics devoted to helping you get your glow on, from highlighters to primers, and everything in between. But before layering additional product on your face, be sure you are doing all you can to get a natural glow that money can’t buy. Check out our site for 5 favorite tips that you can do today to achieve a glow that is red carpet worthy.
While a great #moisturizer can contain the highest caliber of active ingredients, it’s purpose prohibits it from delivering them all to your thirsty #skin . Moisturizers form a thin film on your skin. They work as a barrier to lock in moisture. They include ingredients that work to attract water vapor from the air to provide continuous moisturization. So while your moisturizer might be one of the best on the market, the sheer nature of its job is to form that barrier, which unfortunately can prevent your active ingredients from reaching your skin. A #serum , on the other hand, is super concentrated. Your skin can drink them all in because of they are composed of tiny molecules. WEB MD shares, “Serums contain the most potent dose of #antiaging aging ingredients — #antioxidants , #peptides , and skin brighteners such as #kojicacid — you can find in nonprescription products. “They’re the true workhorses of any product ." Read more at #bellame .com
People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder. #salmahayek Serious energy happens when a woman discovers her own #beauty , but when she embraces it, she is unstoppable! #bellame
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.” - #marktwain Today, waiting for my 15-year-old son to finish his baseball coaching session, Mark Twain's words rang in my mind stronger than ever! As I sat in my car, the laptop running, and powering out business calls; It became crystal clear, that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, and that is the most empowering feeling ever! I know life moves at the speed of light! I am grateful for being able to drink it all in, busy schedules and the hustle included! And while entrepreneur life is not exactly pj's and coffee all day long, it is the freedom to hustle from wherever suits my life. Marrying the world of business and motherhood, all while listening to a whisper in my heart along the way! A whisper to make a beautiful impact in the lives of others! So to all of you out there, following your passion, whether from home, an office, or a parked car outside of a baseball session, Wherever you are, Dream with your eyes wide open, you are worth it! #cheers #bellame #entrepreneur #beauty
Skipping #makeup removal before laying your pretty heads to rest is one of the biggest NO NO’s in any #beautyroutine ! A fresh #cleanse before sleep is the foundation for #glowingskin . Before you hit the sheets to rest your tired bones, be sure to give your skin the same opportunity. When you cleanse before sleep, not only do you clear makeup oils and residue from your skin, but environmental pollutants as well. All these forms of debris and pollutants have used your face as a playground all day long, and nighttime is the perfect opportunity to show these unwelcome guest the exit! Cosmopolitan noted “Particles from car exhaust, smoke, and industrial pollution gather onto your skin throughout the day. If you don’t get them off, this chain reaction of oxidative stress (like pre-mature aging and increased sensitivity) continues right on through the night. Interestingly, makeup can actually absorb some of these particles, as can sunscreen. Even more of a reason to wash it all away before you get into bed." Of course, the debris and clogged pores prevent your skin from breathing while you rest, which can lead to acne, blackheads, and a dull, tired complexion. So be good to your skin tonight, and your skin will be good to you!
#bellame believes in #empoweringgirls from a young age to realize their full potential. Breaking all barriers and making new rules. So who exactly are the Babes of BELLAME? They are reclaiming the word “BABES” and redefining its definition. She is #bold #ambitious #bright #empowered and #spirited ! We believe in #doingthingslikeagirl . In fact, no phrase could hold more power! So go on ladies, Play like a girl! Dance like a girl! Talk like a girl! And above all, THINK LIKE A GIRL! #BELLAMEBabes the world is yours to beautify and make your mark! It is your time!
#vitaminc is one powerful little #beauty booster. Supporting our #immune system, aiding in iron absorption, and repairing tissues, are just a few honorable mentions on its impressive resume! Not only does it help our nails stay manicure ready and our hair radiant, but it also boasts exciting results in the war of #antiaging . This queen of #antioxidants helps rejuvenate aged and damaged skin with production and maintenance of #collagen . As we age, our levels of this necessary antioxidant declines, leaving us less defensive in our ability to fight off the environmental pollutants and UV radiation. As a result, our skin’s natural ability to produce and maintain collagen is hindered. Benefits of a Topical Application Although Vitamin C supplements are good for your health, they don’t do much for your skin: a topical form is much more effective. Applied directly to the skin, this antioxidant positively impacts the production of collagen and brightens the skin and #pigmentation . #bellame
Ancient Egyptians discovered the #beauty benefits in this stone long before any human would ever utter the word “antioxidant”. Used over 5,000 years ago, Egyptians harnessed the beautiful hues of #malachite extract to pigment #eyeshadows . The gemstone itself was also worn by Egyptians for its healing powers, but interestingly enough they were just scratching the surface of what this powerful gem offered. Malachite extract is obtained by grinding the gemstone into a fine powder. Its beautiful rich coloring provides a natural alternative to artificial coloring in beauty products. But it benefits do not stop there. Malachite extract is classified as an antioxidant. We know that topical #antioxidants should play a pivotal role in our daily #skincare routine to fight one of the leading causes of aging, inflammation. #bellame #antiaging read more...http://bellame.com/malachite-extract/
Dry, irritated #skin is not a friend to our complexion, and its presence can add years of age to our face. We know how important hydrated skin is in fighting the signs of aging. So many #skincare regimens just might be counterproductive to their goal. Before #pampering our thirsty skin with an amazing #serum and #moisturizer , it seems ideal to start with a clean and hydrated palette. Unfortunately many #cleansers do the opposite, and instead rob your skin of protection and precious oils, sometimes in the most aggressive manner. Cleansing should be #hydrating ! And at that, why shouldn’t it be a luxury experience instead of an aggressive one? European Cleansing creams and oils are the ultimate in luxury. They can turn a mundane skincare ritual into a spa-like experience. You might be thinking fat chance; I have oily skin, the last thing I want to do is add oil onto it! So this little dreamy pampering step might seem like an invitation for disaster. Not quite, you see it is a known chemistry fact that “like dissolves like.” I used to think that the tight feeling my skin experienced after cleansing was perfect. I believed that it felt that way with good reason. My skin was super clean. But instead I realized that tight feeling was a warning signal… The tight feeling was my skin without moisture! Of course, not all products are created equal. So be sure to check labels. Look for premium and high-grade ingredients. Imposters can yield negative results. Look for cleansers with #antioxidants and #nourishing elements. Hydrating ingredients, not clogging are best. Once you find the right one, lock the bathroom door and enjoy your mini #spa ! read full article... #bellame #beauty
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” ― #cocochanel When is the last time you felt a fire in your belly? You know what I mean, a shot of adrenaline that runs through your body and makes you feel alive! All simply because you connected with something that sets your #heartonfire . It doesn’t do it justice to call this a feeling. Instead, I see it as tapping into the whisper in your heart, your purpose. I believe we were all born with that purpose. Sometimes, people connect with that early on in life, but for the majority, it comes much later. And for some, unfortunately, their worlds might never be quite enough for them ever to hear it. I tell my children, find your #passion in life, and make it into your career. While you will work hard, it will never feel like a job. Instead, you will follow your #purpose when you listen to the whisper in your heart. Like, wings, some people seem to be born with them. But everyone has the potential to fly; we just need to let those wings grow. If you are one of the fortunate ones to have connected with your purpose in life early on, congratulations. But if you are just discovering it, or wondering what your purpose is, it’s never too late to connect. Take time for yourself this week, to quiet your world long enough to hear your whisper. You deserve to connect with what brings you passion and purpose. #beauty #bellame #liveonpurpose
This #memorialdayweekend people across this country will gather for bbq’s and get-togethers to enjoy a three-day weekend. But let us not forget the reason for this incredibly special day of remembrance. For all our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom, we honor you! Your bravery will never be forgotten. From the first wars of our country to battles of today, they fought for our liberty. Our heroes in The #army , The #marinecorps , The #navy , The #airforce , and The #coastguard , we will take this time to #salute you. You don’t have to look too far, to feel the sacrifice of our fallen active #military members and their families. From empty pages in photo albums where our fallen #heroes should have been, to empty seats at tables this weekend, you are missed. We pay tribute to them, as we are #grateful for their gift of protection and #freedom . You are in our thoughts and our prayers because we know FREEDOM isn’t FREE! In words beautifully spoken by #johnfkennedy , “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”
I am beyond passionate about skincare! Once you get into a daily routine of putting your best skin forward, what is not to love? I even look forward to my nightly ritual of cleansing and moisturizing or in better words a prescription skincare regimen for the ultimate pampering. Many women are willing to spend a fortune to slow down time. So it can be baffling to see someone spend $100 on a #serum , yet head outdoors for the day, without any sunscreen! Or worse yet, buy that “promise in a jar” without actually making it a ritual to use each day. Only to think it never worked, when in reality they never gave it a chance. There is a whole rainbow of skincare lines out there. Ranging from nothing more potent than putting egg white on your face to actives robust enough to reveal a brighter more youthful you, and everything in between. But the truth in any regimen can only be tested entirely by actually using it in the recommended dose. I know life gets in the way. And after a busy day, taking care of your skin can seem like just another chore. But keep going, it won’t be long before you start to look forward to your pampering ritual. Of course, first, choosing a high-quality efficacious skincare line is a must. So do you homework, spend a little time researching what ingredients you are looking for, but then, by all means, follow the prescription. Think about this way, if you have ever had to take antibiotics, what is the first thing they ALWAYS stress? Even if you are feeling better, finish the whole #prescription . That means each of your daily doses for as long as they tell you. There is no difference in skincare. You can have the highest quality #ingredients with the best delivery system. But if you only do it every other day or a few times a week, you will have no chance of getting the #results you want. Of course just like an exercise regimen as well, you need to give it time to show it’s results. Many of us only wish we could show up to the gym for a few days and drop 10 pounds! Well, your #skincare regimen is no different. Experts agree that it takes at least a month to know if your #skincareroutine to begin to deliver results!
Our quest for a #healthy and #beautiful complexion is not without its enemies. By now we are well aware of the damage that poor #nutrition and sun damage has on our #skin . We arm ourselves with sun protection and do our best to eat right. But is that all there is to slow down the aging process? As with any battle it is vital to “know thy enemy.” At the top of the anti-aging most wanted offenders is free radicals that lead to inflammation. Experts agree that inflammation is one of the leading causes of #aging . This dangerous enemy attacks both internally and externally by generating free radicals. Externally, free radicals can be triggered by sun damage, pollution, and even second-hand smoke. Internally, it can be powered by poor nutrition and stress. Inflammation itself is a good thing! It is our bodies natural defense process to heal. Think of the last time you got a cut. Inflammation helps it heal. When the wound goes away, inflammation should as well. But sometimes it isn’t that easy. There are stresses caused by free radicals, which are continuously attacking our skin. We know that a healthy diet of antioxidant fortifying nutrition, good sleep, and less stress can do its share to minimize the free radical damage that causes inflammation internally. But externally, there is more we can do than just sun protection to save our precious complexions. Topical antioxidants should play a pivotal role in your daily #skincare routine. Read more at http://bellame.com/antioxidants-anti-aging/. #bellame #beauty
A candle doesn’t lose its light by lighting others. So what if you had the power to light up someone’s confidence today? #buddha said “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. #happiness never decreases by being shared.” Over 20 years ago someone gave me one of the most #beautiful gifts ever… they shared their light with me. They believed in me and lent me that belief until I was strong enough do the same for others. The sweetest moment came later when I realized I was strong enough to have an abundance of my own light that I could share with the world! That is when my life changed and I found my passion! As a mom first, I know the importance of school and educating our children. So many times though we forget that learning, self-discovery, and growth should continue well beyond one reaching adulthood or finishing school. All of us need that reminder. We can all impact lives by simply sharing our light. And just like that, causing a true chain reaction that makes a real difference in the lives of others. So go on, share your light and get your glow on, one of the lives you will impact the most is your own! #bellame #inspiration #makeadifference