From: Spa Beauty Geek,
With the Jubilee coming up this weekend, we couldn’t think of a more perfect time for the sun to finally reveal himself - what better way to rejoice the Queen’s 60 year reign than with a four day weekend and bucketloads of sunshine? Round up your loved ones and raise a glass to toast the Queen in her (and our) happy celebrations - and here are a few things to keep you going this week...
Feed your heart. New research by the Linkoping University and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has found that two over-the-counter tablets may have a significant effect on lowering the chances of developing heart disease. Selenium and coenzyme Q10 have been found to reduce the risk of deaths caused by heart disease in elderly patients by half, and although this may not be completely down to the selenium and Q10 mixture, we're happy that they're on the right track.
High levels of Selenium and Q10 can both be found in meat, fish and nuts - with its highest form in beef, pork or chicken hearts and livers. Other foods containing Selenium are mushrooms, cereals and eggs, while Q10 can be found in soybean and olive oils, parsley and avocado. We might start topping up...
3 Night Spa Break for Two, Budapest, £199 - Relax with a 4 star luxury spa break. Just 16 miles from the hustle and bustle of Hungary’s capital city is one of Europe’s top spas - the Danubius Health Spa. Using the water from natural springs, this tranquil break includes breakfast and use of all the facilities in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Spa Day for Two including Rasul and Lunch, £70 - Treat yourself and a loved one to an extra special treat in the comfort of The Club and Spa in Birmingham. Smother yourselves in mud to draw out toxins and moisturise the skin before heading off to check out the spa facilities on offer and tucking into lunch.
Fully Inclusive 6 Day Residential Fitness Boot Camp at choice of 3 venues, £299 - Fancy getting fit for summer but struggle to stick at it, or just want a helping hand? This 6 day boot camp will get your heart pumping and the pounds dropping off with a variety of exercises, nutritional talks and healthy meals. With accommodation included, this is a great way to see what a boot camp can do for you.
Staying sun safe. With all this sunshine even we’re tempted to run out of the house and into the garden as soon as we wake up. But, precautions must be taken to stop a case of horrible sunburn and to halt damaging rays causing nasties in our skin - including skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. For a great tan, keep your skin protected with lots of sun cream with a high SPF - a burnt back and dodgy tan lines aren’t our best friends. If you’re stuck inside and craving a large dose of vitamin D, fake it with a spray tan for a golden glow. Whichever way you choose to enjoy the sunshine, stay safe and happy while basking in the rays.
We’ve got a fabulous offer on a four-piece summer essentials kit here at Wahanda. With a 52% saving, this set from the Green People includes UV protecting shampoo and conditioner, water-resistant and organic SPF 15 sun cream and a bottle of soothing aftersun. Perfect for holidays and even the most sensitive of skins, this natural range nourishes and protects your precious hair and body.
Fancy a spot of motivation? Head over to our Facebook page for an inspirational quote to get you ready for the week ahead and the long Jubilee weekend...
Writer and complete web geek who loves pampering, owns far too many unused make-up products and can't say no to a bargain. As a member of the Editorial team at Wahanda, nothing gets us excited more than a new beauty product or reading about the latest health craze - as long as it doesn't involve cutting out chocolate...See my profile »