Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Raspberry Milk.


In the supermarket yesterday whilst doing the weekly shop, I saw something that I remember having as a child and it instantly made me smile.
Strawberry Milk!
Ok so I know this isn't really unheard of but Crusha Mixa in raspberry flavour just had to be tried. You can pour as little or as much in as you like depending on the strength you want your beverage to be. It's such a nice summery flavour too!

All you need is a spoon, Crusha Mixa and a glass of milk!

· Pour milk into a glass.

· Mix in the Crusha Mixa with however much or little you like and then stir.

· Once stirred, it'll look like this. Enjoy!

Such a simple way to brighten up plain old milk whilst getting your much needed calcium intake too.

Belle Rose x

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Treating a Cold.


I originally wasn't going to do a blog update until tomorrow however I need to publish this post to help you lot out there who like me have the dreaded flu.
This is about my hundredth cold since September and I hate it! (Personally, I blame my mother who never breastfed me as a child so I now suffer from a weak immune system).
My nose is blocked, I have a fever and I'm struggling to keep food down but what helps me?
In this post I'm going to be sharing with you my four favourite ways to help me through these terrible few days of cold I have to overcome.

First of all, I always suffer with my nose. I have ever since I was a child and the main thing that helps is this.
Sudafed nasal spray unblocks the nose for up to 10 hours. I use this at night before bed so I don't suffer from sleep deprivation which makes me terribly moody. I'd not recommend that it is used whilst pregnant or breast feeding though. Usage for under 12's isn't suggested either. Sudafed shouldn't be used for more than 7 days as it can cause deterioration of the sinuses even more!

Throughout the day, I like to use an old favourite. Vicks vapo-rub is a smooth, silky gel that can be rubbed on the chest or underneath the nose which releases a substance which helps unblock the nose. I use it as an alternative to Olbas Oil which I think smells pretty vile!

To treat the other symptoms I have, like a headache and chesty cough, I use Beechams All in One tablets after every meal. I just take the one as I think this is strong enough to do the job. It relieves tummy aches if you suffer from those to! I take the tablets opposed to the medicine as they don't have a gross after taste but most people favour the medicine.

Finally, there's always a chance that the reason I have constant colds is hay fever. I've always denied it for some reason but when it got to a point where it was really bad, I started to use Piriteze tablets. I take one daily, in the morning with my tea and toast and to be honest, they really help with the hay fever. They also help with any other allergies, especially pet allergies.

I hope these methods of survival help!

Belle Rose x

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

The Beauty Bible.


Did you know that using the wrong type of make-up can increase your age by 10+ years?
Did you know that there is a certain time of day when cellulite looks worse?
Did you know you can eat your way to better hair and skin?
No, I didn't either until I received The Beauty Bible a few years ago. It is a valuable book full of tips and treatments to keep you looking fabulous all year round. It's still available in all good bookstores and is priced at a purse pleasing £9.99. In this post I’ll be sharing my favourite pages with you and will be giving you an insight into the most useful sections of The Beauty Bible.

Until recently, I was a blonde bombshell but being naturally brunette it really damaged my hair. I was forever asking myself a particular question about how to fix my locks. This is the question and the answer!

 Hair on the face, like eyebrows must never be forgotten about either, In the past I have dabbled in waxing and threading to try and avoid the dreaded tweezers but this handy little guide on eyebrow plucking and shaping really helped.

Before I was a regular make-up user, there were many words on the back of bottles and packets that I never used to understand. Now I know that it is beyond important to know what they mean as they can play a crucial part in how your skin looks overall. Here is a list of the four most common beauty terms that are unknown by the British public and their definitions!

Foundation is the base for your face when applying make-up. It can be the difference in having flawless looking skin or not. This book provides some top tips on how to get fantastic foundation.

The Body
The body is probably the most important feature that you have to care for. How your body and skin look set a tone for what everything else should look like. These are the two body issues I found I suffered most with and the answers really helped, take a look!

Belle Rose x