Archive for June, 2009

Summer Swimsuit Sense

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

beach beauty

Since our weather is finally beginning to feel more like summer, we wanted to spotlight something related to an activity that Minnesotans do mainly in the summer: SWIMMING! It is finally time to grab your beach towel, sunblock and flip-flops and hit the beach!

If last year’s suit isn’t cutting it, keep these tips in mind when you are shopping for a new swimsuit:

1. Elongate a petite frame with a one-piece suit that has thin vertical stripes. Lend short legs length with a suit cut high on the hip.

2. Use blocks of color to divert attention from wide hips or a belly bulge. Wear one-piece suits with a dark-colored, solid lower half and a lighter-colored or printed bodice.

3. Give a square or boyish figure the appearance of a waist with a one-piece or tankini (a bikini with a top shaped like a tank top) that has a darker color from the crotch to the middle ribs and a lighter color over the chest. Consider a skort – a combination short and skirt to conceal and divert attention away from a too-round bottom.

4. Minimize a full chest with a dark, monochromatic bodice that has a high or square-cut neck. Make sure the suit offers ample support to resist drooping or sagging, and choose a wider-cut bottom to balance your overall look.

5. If you have toned legs and beautiful shoulders, flaunt them in a string bikini or cutout one-piece swimsuit.

6. Choose suits with at least 15 percent spandex to minimize flabby areas.

One of the hottest trends this summer for suits is the stylish one-shoulder number. Taking the lead from the current trend in one-shoulder toga-style dresses and asymmetrical necklines, this year’s single-shoulder swimsuits are sophisticated and beautiful. The diagonal line narrows across the upper body for a flattering look.  Plus one shoulder will be without tan lines that way!

one shoulder suit

Don’t forget to slather on sunblock while you are out there enjoying the sun and sand! Stop into Belladerm to stock your beach bag–we have amazing products to guard your skin from harmful rays! Enjoy your summer and whatever swimsuit you decide to wear, just make sure it is one you feel comfortable and confident in, and you can’t go wrong!

Celebrating Dads and Grads!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009


This time of year is so exhilarating with graduates wrapping up their last days of high school or college and gracing the stages of graduations ceremonies everywhere.  They are so full of potential and excitement! We want to wish a warm congratulations to all of you who either ARE a graduate or who are celebrating a graduate within your family! Earning a high school diploma or degree is an accomplishment that no one can ever take away! We also celebrate dads this month and their special place in our lives.  What would we do without Dad around to give advice and fix everything from the dripping faucet to a flat tire?  Hats off to all of you dads and those of you celebrating Dad this month, don’t forget to let him know just how special he is to you! Belladerm has wonderful gift ideas for dads and grads.  Massages, facials, laser treatments, and so much more.  Yes, we have something specifically for the guys, too! Check it out: 

Gentlemen’s Executive Facial

Starting at $125.00 

The Gentlemen’s Executive™ facial combines therapeutic relaxation with corrective skin care treatments tailored especially for men. Our male clientèle can unwind while promoting and maintaining skin that is well balanced and free of imperfections. A combination of facial massage, hydrating facial masks, and exfoliation is performed to restore and nourish the skin. 

Session Duration: 1 Hour
Series Of 6 Treatments At Weekly Intervals Is Recommended For Best Results.

Slipping a Belladerm gift card in their card will show them how much you care! Just like we mentioned for Mother’s Day, you can purchase gift cards online through our website.  Click here. Pampering is always a perfect present!