Sunday, March 6, 2016

Chapped lips anyone ?

Having healthy lips in winter, may be a dream come true for many.

The skin on your lips are very thin and has no oil gland to prevent it from chapping. So it is up to us to keep them from cracking.
There are many reasons for those dry nasty lips:
  • Weather change
  • Aging
  • Lip biting
  • Licking your lips is a definite NO!
  • Dehydration
To keep your lips locked with moisture, you need to protect them from the outside to inside.
Drink plenty of Water!

If your diet has low levels of Vitamin B, you are prone to dry lips. So .... eat :
  • Red meat 
  • Skim Milk
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • etc..
Always keep your lips moisturized by using natural lips balms. Make sure they contain elements such as:
  • Shea Butter 
  • Aloe Vera
  • Glycerin
  • Coconut Oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Beeswax
  • Vitamin A & D
DON'T LICK your lips. It keeps your lips moisturized for a split second. Once the wind blows, your back to square one.

So keep it nice and kissable ;)
Stay tuned for some home remedies for those dry lips.....

SweetReading :)

Friday, December 4, 2015

DIY Homemade Makeup Remover Pads

What you need:
  • coconut oil (I recommend organic, virgin coconut oil)
  • cotton rounds
  • jar (an 8 oz canning jar will work)

  • Place the cotton pads in the jar
  • Pour the melted oil over the top of the pads.
  • Press down on the pads so coconut oil evenly absorb into them.

How To Use:                                                                                                                                       
Use one pad at a time to remove makeup from your face. Dispose of pad after use. Keep the lid on the jar to prevent the pads from drying out.
SweetReadings :)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Benefits of Coconut Oil in your Beauty Routine.

You may have already made the switch to coconut oil in the kitchen, but did you know you can also swap out some of your beauty products for this beauty hack. Coconut Oil is super healthy and has a great scent. This ingredient can be used to moisturize skin and remove make-up and many more… Here are all the ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine (until we discover more!). 

Use it as a Hair Mask 
Coconut oil is amazing for your hair, and because it is all natural you can leave it in your hair for as long as you want. One way, could be to leave the coconut oil in the hair and let it work overnight, and cleanse it out in the morning. This is a great way to moisturize any damaged hair. It will leave your hair with a silky smooth feel and a scent of coconut. 

Moisturize your skin 
As a solid, coconut oil's creamy texture makes it the perfect light moisturizer to lather all over. Apply a quarter sized amount right after you get out of the shower so it can sink into your warm skin. The light tropical scent that lingers after it's applied. Add in a few drops of peppermint or lavender oil for a massage mix.  

Unchap those lips 
Your chapped lips don't have a chance with that coconut oil! Just use those fingers to dab and smear it all over. Just pour some into a small container, and carry it on.  

Natural Make-Up Remover
Coconut oil can also be used as a great make-up remover. Apply the oil on a cotton ball, and wipe away any make-up. This even works on waterproof mascara, while hydrating the eyelashes and under eye area. 

So you don’t have any shaving cream…and you need to shave those hairy legs..? Coconut oil to the rescue! Just warm the jar under the water and smooth onto legs before shaving. Your razor will glide smoothly, allowing for a super-close shave, and your legs will be moisturized from the oil in the process. Tip: shave outside the shower. The oil is very slippery, so you'll have an easier time holding onto your razor if your hands are dry.

So let's be resourceful and start being natural. 

SweetReadings :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Spice up your Metabolism

It's that time of the year again... trying to slim down and look all pretty in our summer dresses.

This year, try adding a kick to your diet by introducing more spicy ingredients to your meal plan.There are many benefits to adding spice to your diet. Adding ginger, turmeric or cinnamon to your diet can boost your metabolism for hours after you’ve finished a meal.

Spices also make you feel happier, as these types of foods activate pain receptors, which release endorphins. A food that can increase your metabolism and make you a great combination. :)

So have fun spicing things up a little :

Cinnamon is high in antioxidants and effective in stabilizing blood sugars. Packed with anti-inflammatories it is most effective in dishes that have sugar, helping our bodies digest them.

Turmeric is like the super spice and been around for centuries. It has been linked to weight loss and the prevention of obesity and diabetes. Ideally we would add 1 1/2 teaspoons to our diet each day.
Turmeric is bright yellow in color and is usually found in curries and Indian dishes. Drinking turmeric tea is a popular way to add this spice to your daily routine.

Ginger promotes digestion and increases our metabolism. It promotes a feeling of fullness and is calming to our digestive tracts. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and gets our blood flowing. You can take supplements, use ginger powder or fresh ginger to get the benefits.

Capsaicin, found in cayenne, increases your body’s ability to burn fat and calories by stimulating body heat. Some research indicates the heat raises our body temperature temporarily increasing our metabolic rate by 15 to 20%. The hotter the pepper, the higher the metabolic burn.

Capsaicin is also believed to suppress your appetite and help cut cravings for fatty, salty food. One caution: cayenne can decrease effectiveness of certain drugs like antacids, aspirin and blood thinning drugs.

So whether it is sprinkling cinnamon powder on to your latte in the morning or mixing in turmeric powder to your scrambled eggs... add a little spice to that life, you will love it.

SweetReadings :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dry and Damaged?

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All of us have those days where our hair just couldn't careless for us. Some of us more than others. Personally, my hair has not been my best friend for the longest period of time. She is very stubborn and unruly. In other words, dry and damaged.

However, the only time my hair listens to me is when I give her  an olive oil treatment. Every second week I like to condition my hair with olive oil and add in that extra love. Using olive oil adds the moisture back into my dry hair.

This is how you do it:

  • By warming up 1/2 cup olive oil (do not boil it)
  • Rub it deep into your hair
  • Wrap everything in a towel. 
  • Let it soak for 45min - 1 hour.
  • Rinse thoroughly with shampoo and water.

Now feel that silk touch...That's your hair!!

Give it a try...Let me know how it goes.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pour me a bubbly...

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Are we feeling luxurious today? Or, do you feel like spending a little bit more on some ingredients? Then pop a champagne bottle. This bubble-infused wonder can be found throughout many beauty products whether in skincare or makeup.

Champagne helps us promote youthful skin and generally helps in treatment of aging. It can even help with minor skin blemishes.

Check out these three bubbly routines:

1. Use it as a toner. Every night before going to bed, dab a little champagne on a cotton pad and tone out that skin. 

2. Just like the saying sparkling champagne; champagne can leave your hair with that extra sparks and brings out the brightness in your natural or colored hair. Just mix 1/2 cup champagne with 1/2 cup hot water and rub it on your hair and let it sink for 15 min, and than wash it out. See that hair shine.

3. We all want that nice bubble bath, here and there. All you need to do is pour a cup or two of champagne in with your bubble bath. Before that, make sure to scrub yourself with salt scrub. This way the champagne soaks in the skin, and moisturizes.

Now, pour yourself a glass of bubbly and try out some of there beauty regime. Let me know would you ever use champagne again ? 

SweetReadings :) 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Let's Grow those Lashes!

Want your eyebrows to grow longer, healthier, and fuller? Castor Oil! Did you know that this wonderful oil promotes eyelash growths.

Castor oil is one of the best kept secret in the world of natural beauty. Castor oil is a very pale yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds,, which is rich in omega-9 fatty acid.

It can also help you grow new eyebrow hair in bare areas that might have been over tweezed.  


  1. Rub Castor oil over your lashes and brows before bed.
  2. Keep repeating this procedure every night to get these best results 

Let me know how this goes !!

SweetReadings :)