Rather than looking for beauty in over-priced day spa beauty products discover it within yourself and then enhance it.

Everyone wants to look and feel their best. That is why the
spa and beauty industries are booming. Beauty products and spa treatments however, are only one part of the equation.

Look below and you will find easy ways to look and feel more beautiful inside and out... without breaking the budget.

"Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic." Rosalind Russell

Beauty is an energy that comes from within. If you are feeling great about yourself and have an open heart, energy will radiate
outward from you. On the other hand if you are feeling bad about yourself your heart is closed and your energy is contained.

Don't waste time feeling bad, choose to feel wonderful
and you will look wonderful.

Nurture your inner beauty and you will shine!

Commit to living a healthy life in true spa style Drink water and eat live foods, breathe correctly and exercise regularly.

Get in touch with your body Take up a class in movement, great options are yoga, belly dancing and pilates. A wonderful website site about the ancient, healing, moving art of bellydance and the beauty of a 'dancing lifestyle' is Belly Dance for Life .

Have a spa night once per week Exfoliate, have a bath by candlelight, give yourself a pedicure and a manicure, put a treatment in your hair and apply a mask. Click here for the ultimate day spa beauty routine.

Take your time to get ready each morning Develop your own morning ritual.

Avoid poisons in your skin and day spa beauty care To learn what they are the Safe Shoppers Bible is a must-have resource. There are so many wonderful natural beauty products on the market that it is getting easier and easier to make the natural choice. The best source I have found online for organic skin care is Organic Health and Beauty

Alternatively you can always make your own from ingredients in your fridge using our homemade skin care recipes

Look immaculate

Wear beautiful underwear

Smell divine

Smile and don't take youself too seriously!

Enhance an already lovely canvas with these day spa beauty tips and tricks


Give your skin a healthy glow by brushing it gently with a soft brush, loofah or dry face washer. This stimulates the lymphatic system and gets rid of dead skin cells. It also increases circulation and improves the overall look of your skin. A true day spa beauty treatment!


Apply foundation with a damp sea sponge. Dab it on, do not drag it across or down.

If you have trouble finding a shade of foundation to suit your skin type try buying a light shade and a dark shade. You can then mix together just the right tone.


Enlarge eyes by using a pale shade of eye shadow just below your eyebrow.

Use a small amount of white or pale eyeliner on the inner rim of your lower lashes. This really helps bring out the whites of your eyes.

Whiten your teeth – believe it or not white teeth also highlight the whites of your eyes.

Fake it – For special occasions enhance beautiful eyes with false eyelashes, you will be amazed at the results. This does take some practice but is well worth the effort. My preference is for individual lashes. In addition to the instructions on the box I would add that a great way to position them is with a toothpick and to curl your real lashes before applying the false ones.


Apply foundation over your lips and then line with lip liner. Fill in the whole lip area with lip liner. Apply lipstick over the top. For a fuller pout apply lip gloss to the centre of your bottom lip.


Hair shines when the cuticles of the hair are smoothed down. Try combing through your conditioner while you are in the shower and rinse with cold water. Apply a leave in conditioner after you have towel dried your hair. Always blow dry your hair pointing the nozzle downwards so that the cuticles stay smooth.

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness; For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people; For beautiful hair, let a child run her fingers through it once a day"Audrey Hepburn