A happy New Year from us all here at DivaScribe. After the over indulgence of the Christmas period, detox your body and get ready for the year ahead. There are so many ways we can maximise our health and beauty regimes, so start the New Year afresh and enjoy my top 5 tips to a better you.
1. Smoothies- You Are What You Eat
Heath enthusiasts everywhere have been raving about the benefits of smoothies, and if you haven’t tried them yourself, start now! Packed full of vitamins and minerals, smoothies are an easy way of boasting your immunity and leaving you with radiant skin from the inside out. Try the recipe below for a refreshing start to your day.
1 head of organic romaine lettuce(chopped)
1/2 bunch of organic spinach
3-4 stalks of celery
1 organic apple(cored and chopped)
1 organic pear
1/3 bunch coriander
a juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 cup cold water
Exercise, and exercise more. This gets your cells going this year. The benefits of exercise are endless, and your body will look better for it. If you can’t get to the gym there are a number of DVD’s available to help you along the way. Stay focused on your fitness and you won’t regret it. Try Kelly Rowland’s sexy abs DVD and make fitness fun!
Stimulate your circulation and lymph system by dry body brushing. It’s a simple way of giving yourself an inexpensive treatment from the comfort of your own home. Always use natural bristles, and brush towards your heart in circular motions all over your body. Perfect just before your step into the shower.
4.Facials and Massages.
Facials and massages are not just for those special occasions. Make it a must to unblock your pores, create some me time, and invest in healthy skin this year! Charlotte Vøhtz, Founder of Green People gives us an amazing massage technique you can try at home.
“Use gentle upward strokes with your hands around the collar bone, jawline to the top of the cheeks and out towards the ears. Use your thumb and forefinger to gently pinch off the ears, and then with the pads of your fingers gently tap your eyebrows and on the bone underneath the eye and then on the forehead, and finish by gently but firmly pressing the temples”.
5. Stay Hydrated
It’s been said time and time again, but drinking water is the perfect solution to clearer skin. Flushing out toxins, from your body and keeping hydrated. If you can’t stomach plain water, there are a host of wonderful herbal teas out there. So replace your cup of coffee for something caffeine free and see the difference.
By Teiko Dornor-Tagoe
Bright lips have been hitting the runways for a while nowpins, reds, blues, oranges, purples, the list is endless… be bold enough to wear the perfect accessory this season…here are a few ways to wear it, whatever your tone.
If you have dark skin, like celebs like Gabrielle Union, and Naomi Campbell. You can work with a poppy red, this beautiful red is perfect for the festive season, and is guaranteed to make an impact.
If you have medium brown skin, tangerine is a great colour to bring out your golden tone. Style icon Solange wears it well, and so can you. Bobbi Brown have vibrant hues which are creamy and formulated with vitamins.
Pretty in pink. Pink is a feminine versatile hue that works with all tones. Iman has a beautiful lipstick “pink” and there are lots of beautiful variations of this tone in almost every brand.
These are only a few suggestions, there are loads of wonderful shades out there so experiment and enjoy. By Teiko Dornor-Tagoe