Category: Home Spa Day

16 Nov

Beauty You

Enhance an already lovely canvas with these day spa beauty tips and tricks


Give your skin a healthy glow by brushing it gently with a soft brush, loofah or dry face washer. This stimulates the lymphatic system and gets rid of dead skin cells. It also increases circulation and improves the overall look of your skin. A true day spa beauty treatment!


Apply foundation with a damp sea sponge. Dab it on, do not drag it across or down.

If you have trouble finding a shade of foundation to suit your skin type try buying a light shade and a dark shade. You can then mix together just the right tone.


Enlarge eyes by using a pale shade of eye shadow just below your eyebrow.

Use a small amount of white or pale eyeliner on the inner rim of your lower lashes. This really helps bring out the whites of your eyes.

Whiten your teeth – believe it or not, white teeth also highlight the whites of your eyes.

Fake it – For special occasions enhance beautiful eyes with false eyelashes, you will be amazed at the results. This does take some practice but is well worth the effort. My preference is for individual lashes. In addition to the instructions on the box, I would add that a great way to position them is with a toothpick and curl your real lashes before applying the false ones.


Apply foundation over your lips and then line with lip liner. Fill in the whole lip area with lip liner. Apply lipstick over the top. For a fuller pout apply lip gloss to the centre of your bottom lip.


Hair shines when the cuticles of the hair are smoothed down. Try combing through your conditioner while you are in the shower and rinse with cold water. Apply a leave-in conditioner after you have towel dried your hair. Always blow dry your hair pointing the nozzle downwards so that the cuticles stay smooth.

18 Oct

Home spa recipes & homemade skin care tips

  • Almond oil is perfect for moisturizing nails
  • Olive oil is a brilliant eye make up remover as well as a wonderful moisturizer -if it’s good enough for Sophia Loren…
  • Coconut oil will moisturize even the driest skin
  • Ice cubes rubbed on the face tightens pores and increases blood circulation
  • Honey with its healing and antiseptic qualities dabbed onto a blemish and left overnight will kill the infections that cause pimples.
  • Witch hazel or baking soda are natural deodorants, that work just as well as commercial deodorants and don’t contain harmful chemicals.
  • Yoghurt and lemon juice mixed together for softening hands.
  • Yoghurt applied to the face every morning will keep the complexion smooth, healthy and fresh. Wash it off after a few minutes with cold water.
  • Avocado on its own makes a wonderful mask. Mash it up and smooth it on. Leave for 15 minutes and gently rinse off with warm water.
  • Banana mash and apply. Leave on for no more than 5 or 10 minutes, then rinse off completely.
  • Pineapple can be peeled leaving 1 cm of fruit on the peel. Smooth it on, flesh side down and rinse off.
  • Aloe makes a great shaving gel. Buy a plant, break open a leaf and voila! Also great for healing cuts.
  • Shea or Cocoa Butter beautiful as a lip gloss. If it is too thick rub it between your fingers to soften it.

Homemade spa recipes and homemade skincare are worth the little extra effort. Organic ingredients provide the best result.

Be creative and surprise yourself. Careful though, with the simplicity of these homemade spa recipes it is possible to overindulge… how wonderful!

6 Jun

Home Spa Day

Create a Home Spa…
your very own Day Spa at Home

Create a Home Spa … Bring the Day Spa Experience into your Home. Every woman deserves to feel like a goddess so let’s get started with a Spa Day that will have you tingling from head to toe…

We all need a time out from our busy schedules to indulge, pamper and rejuvenate our body and soul and a Home Spa is a great way to do it. The Spa experience is one to be savoured. The following suggestions will help you create a day just for you.

What you will need:

  • Exfoliant
  • Cleanser
  • Face cream
  • Body cream
  • Mask
  • Herbal Tea
  • Essential oils, oil burner or scented candles
  • Magazine or a good book
  • Robe and slippers
  • Fluffy towels
  • Pumice stone

  1. Prepare your Home Spa
  2. Take the phone off the hook…
  3. Think about the five senses…
  4. Sight… dim the lights or use candles
  5. Sound… plug in your stereo and put in your favourite relaxation music or if you are a mother you may just want to savour the silence!!!
  6. Smell… choose your favourite essential oil blends for your Home Spa or scented candles
  7. Touch… make sure the room is warm, fluffy towels are a must and of course the world’s most luxurious robe and slippers
  8. Taste… Perhaps some fresh fruit to nibble on and your favourite herbal tea

OK you’ve prepared your Home Spa and everything is looking peaceful and serene Now take a brisk 30-minute walk

Come home and meditate for 20 minutes (It is so much more effective to meditate after exercising)

Now that you’re feeling just so relaxed, too relaxed to do anything but pamper and indulge…

Move to the bathroom and with large circular motions towards the heart exfoliate your body – not the face

Jump in the shower rinse off, wash your face with cleanser and dry yourself…

It is time to don that cuddly robe and apply your mask, at this point you may wish to apply the treatment to your hair…

Grab a magazine or a good book and relax in your favourite chair while the mask and hair treatment work their magic…

Remember to move slowly… everything in slow controlled movements… forget about the future and the past for the time being and just focus on NOW… be totally in the moment… what do you hear… what do you see… how do you feel… notice the sounds in your garden… around the house… look at things with a sense of wonder and really see them…

This is actually a great thing to practice on a daily basis – we spend so much time in our heads thinking about the past or the future when in reality there is only NOW…, of course, there is a time to make plans and a time to reflect but this is not the time…

Shower again to remove the mask and hair treatment…

Run a warm bath and add your favourite essential oil blend… this will create just the right atmosphere in your Home Spa…

Turn on the music, light your candles and just let your mind drift… nothing to do but relax in the warm water…

Dry yourself off and apply generous amounts of body cream… apply your facial moisturizer…

Take your time getting dressed… put on some pretty feminine clothes… your favourite scent… play with your hair and makeup…

Remember this is nurturing your inner goddess… it will make you happier and healthier… to give to others you must first give to yourself…

Enjoy and above all do it regularly… you deserve it!