Lemon Manicure

Yet another exciting use for fresh lemon magic!

When you're done eating or scrubbing with your lemon, peel the membranes out and reveal the nice fluffy white inside layer of the skin.

Then massage your hands (or your friend's hands) with the white fluffy side. Massage your fingers, nails, palms, everywhere!

This tropical manicure shows instant results. Your fingers will be hydrated, moisturized, and smooth as a baby's bottom in only 10 minutes.

Save your skins! Miraculously it even works really really well with old lemon skins that have gotten rubbery and a little dry.

Green Tea Facial Wash

Brew a pot of green tea. Allow it to steep for two minutes before removing the tea leaves. When the tea has completely cooled, pour the tea into ice cube trays and freeze the ice cubes for future use.

Twice a week pull out an ice cube and allow it to thaw. Use it to wash your face and rinse with cool clear water.

Smoothie Radiance

No added sugar, a great source of vitamins, hydrating, nourishing, refreshing, just plain yum! The absolute best "dreaming of the beach..." drink, if I ever knew one.

Smoothies are cropping up everywhere. New, exciting, healthy, exotic! But I'm going to let you in on a little secret. They're also ... simple. Fruit is a main ingredient. But the many combinations of fruit, yogurt and ice will never leave you bored. 

Blueberry Whirl (photo)
Put two packages of vanilla yogurt in the freezer for several hours. Then empty the frozen contents with a third unfrozen package of vanilla yogurt and a handful of frozen blueberries into a blender or food processor. Whirl.

Orange-berry Blast
Prepare and chop two large oranges and a handful of fresh strawberries. Throw in a blender or food processor with some ice cubes. Blast.

Chocolate Cupcake Fresh Mask

This fresh facial mask is soo easy to whip up and soooo deliciously smelling, you'll want to make it all the time!

This mask is amazing for people who have sensitive skin like me. No dryness, no redness, just a nice clean pore refining smooth finish.

1 teaspoon of cocoa powder - simultaneously antioxidant and soothing
1 egg yolk - cell health and glow
1 tablespoon of flour - leaves your skin feeling silky smooth

Mix until smooth, and use your fingers to apply over your entire face avoiding your eye wells. Don't forget your hair line, neck and chest.

Allow to set for 10 minutes (no more than 20). Never allow a mask to dry. If you feel the mask is starting to dry and crack, it's past time to take it off.

Never rub your face vigorously. Use a warm soft damp cloth. Allow the warmth and heat to penetrate the mask and wipe gently using an upward motion.