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    Default Ways to pamper yourself

    have a nap!!

    you dont have to fully sleep,just stretch out,relax and think beautiful thoughts



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    Well ofcourse. but sometimes you just can't go on withought some sleap.It is true, if I am tiered just a litlle streaching and I am ready to go.
    Love, Alaya

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    Default before you shower

    glad you enjoyed the tip alaya

    tip of the day

    before you shower or bath,use a dry loofah to brush your whole body.use long sweeping strokes over your whole body towards your heart.
    follow this with a relaxing bath and a full moisture afterwards.
    certain scents like vanilla,lavendar,cucumber and green apple have been proved to increase relaxing alpha waves in the brain.

    i often use olive oil to moisture with,i like to add a little to my bath as thats when my pores are open to take in the moisture.at 30 years old my skin is supersoft and wrinkle free.


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    I also thought I would mention a couple books I have that have great ideas on this topic....

    Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees

    Beauty of the East: A book of Oriental Body Care by Wendy Buonaventura. This is my favorite of her books that I have read. I also have Serpent of the Nile and I Put A Spell on You (Something in the Way She Moves in the US). The other books seem to have some misinformation and come from a certain perspective. I didn't notice it as much with this book.

    --Sam

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    Nice ideas! Just reading them is relaxing.

    I second the suggestion of bodybrushing. Instead of a luffah, I use a soft bath brush. Mine has bristles on one side and rubber massage nubs on the other. It is made by a company called "Opal of London".

    I have quite a bath ritual consisting of: running water with a tiny bit of olive oil and a bathbomb or bubble bath (my favorite is Hollywood by Lush--a Christmas only item they sell that smells like Jasmine and Rose). If I am feeling heathy I drink chilled water or fruit juice in the bath, if I am feeling more hedonisic than I prefer a fruity coctail, martini or chilled glass of bubbly. Oh, I may also play an I-tunes playlist of my favorite relaxing, sessual songs. In the bath I read a good book (anything by Isabel Allende is perfect for this type of bath). Candlelight is also good. Afterwards, wrap up in a cozy robe!

    At one time, this was a weekly ritual. Alas it has been months since I have done this. Hmmmm....
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    oh yes!!someone else who adds olive oil to their bath,I knew i couldnt be the only one!!
    yeh those brushes are awesome,I have one of those too
    I need to use it more,I am just running a nice bubble bath ,so I will make it a habit to use it everytime


    decide that you are going to be your own best friend,tell yourself what you like about yourself and why

    I love the sound of those books,wonder if they will have them here in the uk,if not maybe i could find them on the internet.


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    Wow. so many good tips! I love them. I once heared of a home made peeling for boody. You just have to mix honey with salt and put it on your boody. I have never use it, but I heared it is realy good.
    Love, Alaya

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_shimmy View Post
    I love the sound of those books,wonder if they will have them here in the uk,if not maybe i could find them on the internet. amanda
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    Hi Amanda, I use to live in the UK and that is where I found those books mentioned earlier. The home spa one was in the budget section of one of the big stores and the one about "Oriental beauty" was written by a Brittish author/dancer. I think they are both available in the US as well. --Sam

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    Default honey and salt

    olive oil and salt or
    honey and salt

    put on the skin for five minutes,then rinse off ,makes your skin feel youthful and soft as velvet!its amazing!!


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    Use honey as a face mask. Take a little bit out of the jar, heat it so that it spreads, slather a generous layer over your face (make sure your hair is away from your face!), and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. It'll make your skin glow, it's amazing.

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