Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Convo With Mama

Yesterday my hilarious grandmother in St. Croix called me to make sure I had everything necessary to survive a few days with out power. As a resident of the carribean she's no stranger to hurricanes. So if you need Hurricane Survival Tips she's your lady!......I love you Mama!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beauty You Can Drink

Hey Beauties! You know I start my day with a cup of tea almost every morning. Two tea bags of black tea to be exact. That's how I get my morning jolt. But, I switched things up. For the past month I've been drinking my "beauty brew". What's that you ask?

Here's What I Do:

I cut two thin slices of ginger and put it in my mug along with a tea bag of black tea. Next, I pour steaming hot water into the mug and let the ingredients steep for a few minutes. If the water is hot enough 10 minutes should be good enough. Next I squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the the tea. But, don't throw away that lemon just yet. I take my fork & gently prick the skin of the lemon to release the natural oils so I get all the beauty benefits of the lemon.

Here's Why I Call it My "Beauty Brew":

Ginger - is known to reduce inflammation and if eaten with food it promotes elasticity in skin.

Lemon - contains vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals & boost skins natural collagen.

Black Tea - Contains tons of antioxidants which will fight free radicals which cause our cells to break down.

NOTE: You can easily turn this hot tea into iced tea by allowing the tea to cool to room temperature after steeping. When it has cooled add slices of lemon & refrigerate so it can chill.