Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A Super Moisturizing Warm Olive Oil Hair Wash

Note:This hair rescue recipe is warm and sticky but does wonders for dry, damaged hair and split ends.
 It relies on the oil being hot, warm damp towels and plenty of time. 
Olive oil suits all hair types, you can also use coconut oil

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Got a Bruise? Try This!!

Do you have a wound or bruise?

Try this:

  1. Slice an onion into 2 halves.
  2. Hold one half against the bruise.
  3. It will heal much faster.
Note: This applies to minor scratches and bruises. If it's a deep wound, PLEASE have it dressed with a first aid kit.




Monday, 21 October 2013

A Simple Egg Pre-Wash Conditioner

First of all, my sincere apologies for my absence. I hope you didn't think I had bailed on you... I hope not :/
I've been a tad under the weather but I'm getting better.
Okaaaaay, to the business of the day...

Some of you love 'em and some of you hate 'em.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Makeup 101: How to Remove False Eyelashes

Hey Ladies!
It's the weekend and many of you may have a party, wedding or some occasion to attend. Obviously, you will aim to look your very best because you just never know....right? *winks*

For those who apply false eyelashes or lash extensions as they are sometimes called, here is an easy foolproof way to remove your false eyelashes when you get back home.

Random note: There's nothing as unsettling as waking up in the morning and seeing a lady with full on lashes....*shudders*

Moving on...

You'll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Cotton balls
  • Hot water 
  • Basin
  • Towel 

  • Pour hot water in the basin.
  • Hold your face over the bowl and drape the towel over your head, to trap the steam around your face.
  • Steam your face for about ten minutes.

How to steam your face

  •  Wet a cotton ball with olive oil. Wipe it on your lashes, taking care not to get any in your eye.
  • Continue gently wiping your lashes with oil until the extensions begin to fall off.
  •  Try to avoid your eyes as much as possible. 
  • Rinse your eyelashes. Splash warm water on your eyelashes to wash away the oil.
  • If you feel your face is still too oily, wash face with soap or cleanser.
  • Pat your face dry.

Now go and par-tey!!!

Cheers to the weekend!!


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A Simple DIY Remedy for Cellulite, Varicose Veins and Fluid Retention

Varicose veins also known as Spider veins

Skin with cellulite

Varicose veins..
Fluid retention (edema)...
Every woman's nightmare.
Not to worry... Neni's got you covered! :)


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

5 Homemade Remedies For Excessive Belching

Belching is also referred to as burping, or dyspepsia. When your body breaks down food into energy it naturally produces gas. When you belch, you release the gas that has built up in your stomach through your mouth. The sound that is associated with belching is embarrassing and often considered rude in some cultures while in others it shows appreciation for the meal....*rolls eyes* #badmanners

Although belching is normal and even the most polite of us happen to belch from time to time, excessive belching  might be a signal that you suffer from a more serious medical condition.

Some of the causes for burping include: 

  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Swallowed air
  • Constipation
  • Medicines
  • Foods and drinks
Fortunately, there are several homemade remedies sitting right in your kitchen that can help with the belching.  

Try any of the following and see if it helps.

1. Baking soda
A very effective way to deal with harmless belching is drinking a glass of water mixed with two teaspoons of baking soda.

2. Ginger 
You can take it in different forms - in meals, as a seasoning, as a warm tea or just chew it raw. 
3. Papaya
The enzyme papain that can be found in papaya is known to break down tough meat fibers, so it is very effective in reducing belching.

4. Lime juice

Drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of lime juice combined with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar after every meal to prevent excessive gas production and indigestion.

Increase the amount of water you drink and avoid carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages

 If your condition does not improve despite all efforts, you should see a doctor immediately as it can be a symptom of the more serious diseases listed above.

Good luck!

~ Neni ~

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Try This For Those Pesky Hiccups!


Ground dried pepper

Yes, pepper is the answer to getting rid of a hiccup.
All you have to do is sniff a container of ground dried pepper.
You will most likely sneeze in the next 30 seconds.
And your hiccups will be gone.


P.S. Ensure it's good pepper o!! Not that funny looking and tasting red powder those mallams sell inside wheel barrows o!!

Okay, I'm done!

Love you all,

~ Neni ~

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Who Knew? So Warm Orange Juice Makes You Sleep?

Okay, so last week, I was down with a nasty cold and a sore throat. My nose was blocked, my ears were blocked and I think my head was blocked... Well, it certainly seemed that way!!:D
As a result, I couldn't sleep so one night, I tried to make some warm milk to get me to sleep but there was none available. I knew that I just had to drink something warm so, do you know what I did?

  • I squeezed some orange juice into a mug.
  • Then stood the mug of juice in a bowl of hot water for about 3 minutes till it became very warm. 
  • I added a teaspoon of honey and drank it.
  •  In minutes, I started feeling quite drowsy and slept off right there on the sofa!

Now, that's what I drink when my eyes are shining when I should be asleep.:)

 Who would have guessed? Not me!
P.S. As a result of  the vitamin C in the orange juice, my cold was gone completely in 3 days without any medication.

I hope it works for you like it did for me.


~ Neni ~
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