Archive for February, 2014

Fresh Ideas: Get in the MOOD for Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. We compiled some help for you to set the stage for a special Valentine’s Day this year. Some of these might be surprising, but who doesn’t want a little more love and romance? What’s getting in the way of it for you?

  • Tip 1: Clean Your ROOM! No, really. Pick up the laundry and the kids’ toys and make your bedroom an INVITING place to be. Most women are bothered by messy, cluttered spaces and being in the bedroom should be an escape from those things, not a reminder of all you need to do. Who can relax and be passionate in a messy room?
  • Tip 2: Work out. You will end up with more energy for between the sheets and will have more confidence, too!
  • Tip 3: Give your special someone a long hug. Did you know research shows that hugging at least 30 seconds releases oxytocin, which is the hormone that makes us feel trusting of the other person. While you are at it, take a few deep breaths in your partner’s neck.
  • Tip 4: Focus on kissing and touching above the belt for 20 minutes. This will signal dopamine, which drives sexual arousal.
  • Tip 5: Share your fantasies. Enough said.
  • Tip 6: Change something up. Buy new lingerie, style your hair differently, leave your clothes on or try sex in a different part of the house than you have before. The sense of newness can be a turn on.
  • Tip 7: Get some work done. Yes, you read that right. It can be a big help when you make some progress on your to-do list, pay some bills, things that have been on your mind. Women need to feel relaxed in order to get turned on, and often we have too much on our minds to relax. Start getting some things off of your mind for Valentine’s Day so you can REALLY relax and enjoy getting in the mood.

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Belladerm MedSpa!

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Neutral Nails – Timeless

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

When in doubt, neutral always looks classy.

These colors will look great for work, school or an evening out on the town. They work well with any wardrobe colors and they make your nails look super clean and chic, too. Just like nude colored heels elongate your leg, neutral colors give your hands and fingers a lovely, lean look.

Be sure to get your nails properly prepped before using a lighter, neutral shade, however. These have a tendency to highlight flaws if your nails are damaged or dry. Use a quality base coat beforehand and take care of those cuticles, especially with our frigid MN winter taking its toll on your hands.

Take your time choosing a color because just like foundation for your face, nude polishes have many different undertones and certain choices will work better with your natural skin tones than others. In short, it’s all about complementing your skin, while providing a little colour and contrast, too.

Some good neutrals to check out:

OPI “Berlin There Done That”

OPI “Bubble Bath”

Essie “Don’t Sweater It”

Essie “Mademmoiselle” (great for fair skin)

OPI “Samoan Sand” (great for medium skin)

Essie “Fed Up” (great for darker skin)

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