Belle's Weekly Reading: Volume II

Writing three posts per day, five days per week, 50 weeks per year tends to drain the pool of ideas.  Thus, I spend a lot of my free time reading other fashion and beauty blogs in order to refresh the supply.  Here are some of my favorite posts from this week.

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Self-Tanner. I love the look of a lovely summer tan.  Unfortunately, maintaining that glow while working a 50-hour week can be a challenge.  But according to Allure’s Beauty Blog, two new self-tanning gels can help you get your summer bronze without looking like Snooki from Jersey Short.

Popping the Cork. It’s Friday, and I need a cocktail.  Luckily, Coco + Kelley has me covered with a recipe for a champagne based drink that is perfect for spring nights on the rooftop patio.

Printed and Patterned. One of the most difficult fashion lessons to master is how to mix prints without looking faux pas.  To help you in this endeavor, The Glamourai has dissected the printed outfits in Anthropologie’s late spring catalogue.  So feel free to mix it up.

You Zig, I’ll Zag.  Love the look of Missoni but not the price?  Makeda at Glamazon Diaries is featuring some looks from BCBG that have the classic knitted stripes but a Hill Staffer friendly price.

Her Cup Overflows.  While I don’t have this problem, Jezebel finds that a lot of American women are having trouble finding bras that are big enough because retailers aren’t keeping up with our growing cup sizes.  The reason?  Apparently, making bras for larger busts is just too hard.

Polish (Ex)Change. Having buyer’s remorse about that hot new nail polish color that just doesn’t work for you?  Well, you can exchange that mistake for a new polish from Zoya for a limited time.  That’s definitely BudgetFab.

Eye on the Prize.  If you’ve notice a bit of drooping around the eye area, Coquette has a giveaway that you’re going to love.  Enter to win a Dr. Perricone High Potency Eye Lifting Serum, and tell Natalie that Belle sent ya’!