Category: Beauty Tips

Strawberry Foot Scrub Recipe


As it is summer, strawberries are not at their dearest.  So why not pamper yourself and your feet with strawberries and luxuriate in their opulence.  Afterall, the feet work very hard to support us all day.  They are often neglected but I think, they need tender loving care now and again.

And a good start is a foot scrub.

Below is an easy recipe for a foot scrub.

Strawberry Foot Scrub Recipe



  • 8-10 ripe strawberries


  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 3 tbsp sea salt

Method of Preparation:

  • Mashed the strawberries with the olive oil.
  • Stir in the sea salt.  Mix thoroughly.
  • Apply the scrub to your feet.  Massage to the areas which are particularly rough such as the heels and the ball of the feet. Work it.  Expoliate.  Indulge those feet.
  • Wash the feet and then dry.
  • Do not forget to apply foot cream for a thorough pampering.


Home-made Body Scrub

There is a very inexpensive way to smooth-en the body, you do not have to go to salon or buy expensive products when you can easily make your own at home and scent it with whatever scented oil you have got lurking in the back of your cupboard from last Christmas!

The ingredients for a good scrub are already in your food cupboard. 🙂



Olive Oil

Olive Oil



Lavender oil








Body Scrub


1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp salt (if running low on salt, use granulated sugar)

3 drops of scented oil (lavander, grapefruit, bergamot, cedarwood, sandalwood, citronella, jasmine, eucaliptus or any of your favourite)

Method of preparation:

Mix the olive oil with the salt or sugar.

Then add a few drops of any of the essential oils you have got in your cupboard or by the bath tub.

Mix it well.

Gently massage over your arms and legs this scented oily salt or sugar.  Give is a vigorous scrub all over before you  hit the shower.

Rinse off with warm water.

You will be left with a supple, soft, clean skin.

Do this once a week.

Good Night Sleep

To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.
— Haliburton.

Having too much on your mind doesn’t make for a good night rest.

Good Night Sleep

New research found that the ideal amount of sleep one should have is between 6-8 hours per night.  More than 8 hours will only leave you feeling tired whilst less than 6 hours of sleep is not enough for your body cells to regenerate.



I read  from my Good Housekeeping magazine that to be able to attain that often so capricious good night sleep, one must find one’s personal sleep inducer.

Try having a warm bath


reading in bed


warm glass of milk which can improve the quality of sleep


bed socks – if your extremities are cold.  (this one works for me when the weather is really cold and extra tip – moisturise your feet first and wake up with lovely pegs 😉 )


all of the above


count sheep


Go for a consultation with your GP

Get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzz or you’ll turn into a bush baby

bush baby

Beauty: Eyes

You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.
– Jack Black


Beauty: Eyes

According to research a big pair of eyes are very attractive.

It has been said that the eyes are the windows to your soul.

They are the first thing people notice about you.

Therefore, we should look after our eyes.

*  We should carefully remove eye make-up before going to bed.

* Do not rub eyes with dirty tissues and dirty hands.

* Be gentle with the skin around the eyes.  Pat rather than rub!

* Get a good night sleep.

* Drink a lot of water to rehydrate the skin.

* Treat your eyes to some cold compress or cucumber slices session.

* Tidy up your eyebrows.  This technique can make you look younger.  Pluck any stray hairs around your eyebrows.  DO NOT OVER PLUCK!

* Invest in a pair of a good eyelash curler.  Curling your eyelashes really opens up your eyes.

* Try using false eyelashes.  They can become easy to use with practise.

* Using mascara is another trick.  Use black for drama.  Most make-up artists recommend to use mascara on upper lashes only.

DSCN9213Tears can be beneficial to your eyes.  They contain antibacterial substances which help clear most eye infections naturally.

Sensational Mouth and Lips

Jennifer Lopes
Jennifer Lopes

I saw this photo of the drop dead gorgeous, Jennifer Lopez in my Facebook timeline as I subscribe to her page. I love Jennifer Lopez, I am her number one fan.

I was really taken aback when I saw the above photo. I could not believe how JLo ended up looking as if a full bee hive had stung her lips.

I have to say, it is not one of JLo’s better photo. I wonder why a true celebrated beauty like her would mar an already perfect visage?!!!

I hope our JLo had not resulted to some collagen lip injection. That would be a true crime against beauty and common sense.

Anyway as we are talking about LIPS

How do we get …..

Sensational Mouth and Lips

Nail YoUr PeRsONaLiTy Today


Wow!  It is Friday!  Yey

Below is an illustration that will tell on you.  😉

Look  at your hands, then be drawn to your nails.

What do you see?

Now consult the illustrations below and compare.  Apparently the shape of your nails tells something about your personality.

I must admit I am a bit confused because my nails are not uniform.  Each digit has a different nail shape.  Probably I have a confused personality!   LOL

Just for fun, please tell us which personality category you belong.



Nail YoUr PeRsONaLiTy from Facebook


Apparently if you have dry nails, you can moisturise them by rubbing a bit of olive oil into your nail beds just before bedtime. Before you know it you have hydrated cuticles and nails again.

If you are going for a pedicure, wear a flip-flops to the salon.

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