Saturday, 31 January 2015

GRAMMAR 101

A great morning to us all.... It's the last day of the month,  yup err,  well I know some of you are quite aware I've been complaining about being ill for a while (chill  I'm not pregnant yet) so yesterday I went to a shop to get something and as I was standing at the counter,  it was like all the witches in my village were pounding yam on my head,  I mean my head was literally breaking into two that was when I knew I had to go to the hospital. The only hospital I knew I was sure of was the teaching hospital but I remembered the pharmacy and labs are on strike so I just went to run a test in a private lab and took the result to UDUTH where my time was wasted before I was attended to.  Oh well,  my diagnosis is typhoid and malaria and I've been placed on medications; I may be down but I'm not out I'll do all I can to blog every other day.

So today,  who can remind us of what we studied in our grammar lessons last week?? *looks around* I think I'll start giving us assignments *eyeing Lohla*.

Without further ado,  today's lesson will be on NAMES AND SUNDRY ERRORS.
Once upon a time,  I didn't know the difference between my first name and last name and I'm sure many of us are still confused.com about it.

Your first name is your given name,  ie the name given to you on your naming ceremony aka your main name ,  your middle name is your other name ( I know some of us have 100 middle names) while your surname is your family name and it is also your last name that other extended family members share.

In the West (not Western Nigeria oh),  the surname is placed last.  In China  Korea,  and other East Asian countries, the surname is placed before a person's given name, in France,  Slovenia and Italy, for administrative purposes,  you are expected to put your surname before your first name.
In English I the common order is your first name, followed by your middle name and last name but when citing names in journal entries and academic publications, the order is changed to last name,  first name and middle name with a comma separating the last and first names.

In Nigeria, it is very common to see surname first on official documents but then,  if your surname is coming first,  it should be written thus: HUNDEYIN, SEYON PATIENCE (note the comma after my surname/last name) otherwise,  the correct way to write your name should be SEYON PATIENCE HUNDEYIN.
And that's it for today's lesson,  I hope we'll start writing our names correctly.

Friday, 30 January 2015

SMART USES OF SUGAR.

Hiya lovelies,  it's the last Friday of the month!!!!!!!! Now I'm practically excited,  I mean who knew we would survive it this far?? I knew the valleys of shadows of death I've been delivered from this year.  You know something terrible happened to me early this year (I'm not brave enough to share) and I cried to God and he took my shame away,  so tell me why I won't be happy that the month is ending on a drama free note (even though it's not entirely true as my employers have not paid me *sulking*)??

Anyways,  today I'll be bringing us other uses of sugar other than using it to sweeten stuffs at home and by sugar,  I mean sucrose and not xylitol, sucralose and other artificial sweetners.



  1. Sugar can be used to soften the lips when mixed with olive oil and used to massage the lips. 
  2. Sugar can be used to treat a wound.  Just sprinkle sugar on that sore and it will kill the bacteria that prevents healing. 
  3. When your tongue is burnt from taking something hot,  sucking on a sprinkle of sugar will make the pain reduce quickly. 
  4. Sugar can be an excellent body scrub when mixed with oil to create a loose paste.  Just rub on your skin and rinse it off and viola! You'll have a smooth skin. 
  5. Sprinkle a bit of sugar on your lips after applying lipstick.  Let it sit and then lick it off.  Your lipstick will set and stay for a long time. 
  6. A solution of sugar and baking powder when sprinkled over areas of cockroaches infestation kills them.  The sugar attracts the roaches while the baking powder kills them. 
  7. When you want to store cakes for longer,  add a few cubes of sugar and it will stay fresh. 
And that's it guys,  you can read up for more uses Here

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thank you.....

Hiya doing lovelies??  Today's post is a quick one.  If there's something I learnt while growing up,  it's gratitude but unfortunately,  few are they that show gratitude.

For all the days that I didn't post yet you took the pains to open my blog and read old posts,  I say thank you.

For all the comments you take time to type,  I say thank you.

For adding www.seyonhundeyin.blogspot.com to your list of bookmarks and taking the pain to use your data here,  I say thank you.

For being my biggest fan,  for the mails,  phone calls etc I get from this family,  I say thank you.

As you've chosen to stay with me through it all,  may the almighty Jehovah reward you.




Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Common misconceptions

Good morning lovelies, wow it's already the 28th of January... It was like few moments ago when we bid 2014 goodbye innit?  Well, I thank God my dear readers and I are doing good and in 17 days time,  Nigerians will be going to the poll to elect a new president and I'm going to be one of the presiding officers *exhaling deeply*.

Anyway,  today's topic though *bats eyelashes* Let's go.



I'm pretty sure we all know what that is? Yeah,  it's called waist beads. I'll just hit the nail on the head; I love waist beads and I wear them but on rare occasions when I had to bend or something, some people other than the boyfi would see it and the  next thing they be like "you must be good in bed",  "is that what you use to hook men"  etc and man,  the bile that fills my mouth when people say such trash ehn? !
It got me thinking and I told myself that if certain characters used waist bead to catch men,  does it mean people like me who wear it for the love of it are hookers too?

So I know that aside this waist bead or no waist bead,  there are lotta misconceptions that are also very common like wearing anklet makes one loose,  fixing eyelashes makes one a no good fella,  wearing g string makes me a lady of easy virtue...

Well, Hello guys,  yes I know the common cliche that first impression matters but the fact that one wears waist bead,  anklet,  false lashes and the likes doesn't mean the wearer is an air head after all the quality and content upstairs matters too innit?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LYRICS OF THE DAY

ARTISTE: STAIND
TITLE: SO FAR AWAY

This is my life,  it's not what it was before
All these feelings I've shared
And these are my dreams
That I'd never lived before
Somebody shake me
Cause I,  I must be sleeping

Now that we're here,  so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
And all the mistakes,  one life contained
They all finally start to go away

And now that we're here,  it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
And I can't forget that I'm not ashamed
To be the person that I am today

These are my words
That I've never said before
I think I'm doing okay
And this is the smile
I've never shown before
So somebody shake me
Cause I,  I must be sleeping

And now that we're here,  it's so far away
And all the struggle we thought was in vain
And all the mistakes, one life contained
They all finally start to go away

And now that we're here,  it's so far away and I feel like I can face the day
And I can't forget that I'm not ashamed
To the person that I am today

I'm so afraid of waking
Please don't shake me
Afraid of waking
Please don't shake me

Now that we're here,  it's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
And all the mistakes,  one life contained
They all finally start to go away

And now that we're here,  it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
And I can't forget that I'm not ashamed
To be the person that I am today.

Monday, 26 January 2015

WHEN IN DOUBT....

Good morning lovelies, I'm so sorry I've not been updating like before,  baby girl has been so busy ehn. How have we been faring??

After morning devotion today,  I was on my bed processing my thoughts and reminiscing when I remembered an event that happened when I was in high school. We were in our final class I think and as is the custom in most Nigerian schools , students meant to write WASSCE in their school will go and register in miracle centres where the answers will be written for them on the board.
That and sundry fraud are termed "runs" so this man was talking passionately about those who indulge in such and he was like "all of you that go and register for running....." at first it didn't sink in but the moment we got it,  the whole assembly erupted into laughter and we were like sir,  runs is runs,  it is not a short form of running and trust me,  he was ashamed.

Sometimes ago,  I used to think BTW meant between only so one day I was chatting with my friend and I needed to write between and I wrote BTW and she was like babes,  BTW is by the way, well trust Amaka, I didn't agree easily but then,  it stuck and since then,  to avoid stories that touch,  I type in full but if I have to  do shorthand,  Google is my best friend because lol has gone from meaning lots of love only to 1001 other things.

In reality,  nobody is an island of knowledge, trust me nobody knows it all so when in doubt,  do the needful and the needful is asking instead of assuming and making a fool of yourself.

Ever been a victim of wrong assumptions?? Let's talk.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

GRAMMAR 101

Hello lovelies,  I'm supposed to be enjoying my weekend today but sadly, I have to go for CDS as we had to shift it from Thursday because Buhari was in town,  besides I can't wait for the whole politicking to be over because now I can't be on air due to the fact that they broadcast political menene like 247 now.

Anyway,  last week Uche asked me to do a post on the use of "grateful"  and "greatful"  so here we are.

WRONG: I am greatful to God for the gift of life.
CORRECT: I am grateful to God for the gift of life.

The word "grateful"  means acknowledging a favour done,  to be thankful, and it is gotten from the word "gratitude".

There is no word as "greatful"  in English language.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

COHABITING

The weather where I am is crazy!! I mean crazy.  The way I dress now,  one would think I were in Russia and each time I go to bed,  one thing comes to mind; weather for two.

I would give anything to spoon with a guy all night buy nah! I'd rather cover myself with the the blood of Jesus in addition to my duvet.

Co-habiting is also known as "couple's life"  in Nigeria. When I was in university, the pattern was very predictable.  The love birds few weeks into the relationship would start spending nights together then  either the girl would drop her bra,  the next day it's her hairbrush,  the next her top till she moves in finally.

Most of my relationships were LDR but the guy I dated in my school knew my stand because I told him point blank that I would have none of that. The highest we did was spend the night together.

The truth is over the years,  I've talked to lots of guys and I asked them if they'll eventually marry that girl they are cohabiting with and lovelies,  99%  gave me an emphatic NO and the premise is "why buy the cow when I can have the milk for free?".

As much as we might like to brand them heartless,  statistics have shown that most times,  it is we the female that will always lose out (aren't we mostly disadvantaged when it comes to most of these issues anyways?) so why not use your head and avoid becoming an addition to that statistics??

I honestly do not know what advantage(s)  lie in cohabiting because most times,  the girl has to cook,  clean etc and the only thing the guy might have to offer is maybe free house,  stipends and sex which most times would be forced whether she feels like it or not and for someone like me who has scoin scoin,  we go fight tire because I can't be performing wife duties for a boyfi so I'd rather not engage in it to avoid stories that touch.

So now,  it's over  to you dear readers.  What are the advantages, disadvantages etc of cohabiting? Ever done it??

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Forced friendship.

Hello everybody,  hope you're doing fine?  I want to make you happy.. Hope you're feeling..... Feeling feeling.. . . Hope you're feeling fine?

Hehehe don't mind me ooh!  Those of us that went to Nursery and primary school in Nigeria will remember this rhyme abi? If you didn't sing it then you went to jelosimi. End of story.

Back to the business for the day; this topic has been on my mind for a long time but I've not been able to get myself together to type something but this morning I've decided to share my thoughts with y'all.


By nature,  I'm very outgoing,  I mean you I start talking to people I just met,  you'll think I've known them for ages,  I'm hot tempered too,  I also have zero tolerance for rubbish but on the flipside  I could be very gentle and quiet if I want to be that those who don't know me always mistake me to be a quiet person *yimu*

I like making friends or should I say acquaintances because for me to call you my friend,  hmmmm,  he hard oh.
So when I was in school,  I had my friends I was loyal to and since we we were in different departments,  we rarely had time  to hang out and catch up on times and happenings so I was a one man squad in my department. There was this particular girl that would always walk up to me during lab hours and start little talks and I can talk to you for a year without talking about myself because I don't talk freely if I'm not free with you and since I liked to sit at the back,  she'll leave her front seat and come to the back to meet me.  On and on it went and this girl was cantankerous so nobody liked her,  I was indifferent sha but this girl was hell bent on being my friend oh!  After a while she said she wanted to visit me and all my effort to discourage her proved abortive. In fact she moved in with me for two months and funny enough we never fought!
All along I was scheming on how to discharge her because she loved me and I didn't have the smallest atom of likeness for her oh. When I saw the girl refused to understand my body language (I won't call her for months, yet she won't get angry)  I decided to let her be since I knew after graduation,  I won't be seeing her like that. After graduation, I cut her but ,she pings me and all but she is getting the message now I believe.

Just when I was happy I was free,  I met another girl bent on being my "bestie"  in my lodge. I just don't like this girl one bit,  funny enough when she starts her bullshit I ignore her,  this girl has fought with everyone here except me.

One time I just woke up and decided not to talk to her and she started sending me messages on WhatsApp that she loves me but I hate her,  blah blah blah and I just decided to let her be. This babe is always eager to please me. I'll be sleeping and before I wake up,  she has cooked and put it beside my bed *sigh* in fact everyone has been asking what I did to her but they don't understand that she's far from people I can call my friend!
Since I decided to cut her off this year,  I was just waiting for the perfect moment  because I like in fact love to give people the benefit of doubt and everything we share in common,  I got mine except the storage unit for water. When she started her madness last week,  I knew the time had come so I just calmly told her from that day,  she should paddle her canoe and tell you what,  she was shocked but I didn't care anyways.
I feel so happy knowing that I don't have to deal with someone forcing herself on me jare.

That's it my dearies oh,  I know I'm not the only one who has experienced this.  Share yours with us too!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

GRAMMAR 101


Hello lovelies,how is the weekend coming up and hope you're good? the cold here no be here oh but well,  I'm coping.
Today,  we'll be looking at "pack" and "park" confused.
WRONG: Chuka was told to park his belongings and vacate the room at once.
CORRECT: Chuka was told to pack his belongings and vacate the room at once.

Park and pack are two words with similar sound and they are often used in the same context.
"Park" is normally used with vehicles and means "to station temporarily".

"Pack" means "to gather together in a bundle",  "to wrap",  'to fill a container with".

.............. And that's it for today lovelies.  Any question?

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Uses of vinegar


Vinegar is one common household essential but asides cooking, many of us do not find it useful for other purposes but trust me to dig out some uses.




1. Clean Windows
Instead of spending money on window cleaning chemicals — especially ones that include toxic or potentially toxic chemicals — make your own! Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with a gallon of water, and dispense into a used spray bottle. Squirt on, then scrub with newspaper, not paper towels, which cause streaking.

2. Get Fresher Laundry
Got grass stains? No problem. Make a mixture of one-third cup white vinegar and two-thirds cup water. Apply the solution to the stain and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat this process until you've removed as much green as possible, and then launder as usual.

When your big washing day comes around, toss in a capful of white vinegar. Your colors will come out bolder and your whites whiter. After washing, get a sharper crease in pants by dipping the cloth in a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Then wring out the cloth and press the creases.


3. Clean Carpets
Battle some carpet stains (like wine) with a mix of vinegar and warm water.

4. Wash Produce
Vinegar may help remove bacteria and pesticide residues from fruits and veggies. Mix three parts water to one part white vinegar, and dispense in a spray bottle. Then rinse with water.

5. Dissolve Stubborn Glue
Having trouble getting that annoying sticky label residue off a product? Or accidentally glue something together? Try using vinegar as a solvent to dissolve many common adhesives. Vinegar is also good at cutting grease.



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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

!!!!!!

I'm really vexed!  I mean really vexed but lemme calm down so I won't be the grouchy one.

Okay,  in my lodge *story of my life* there is this particular guy that is friends with my roomie and he is fond of barging into our room without knocking not minding that I could be clad in my birthday suit when he does that and each time he does that,  I'm usually burnt!  I've told him to knock and wait for a response before entering but that seem to have fallen on deaf ears as he has not stopped that rude behaviour.. Okay at this point I'm calm.

Lovelies,  do you know that asides from barging into a room,  there are other rude behaviors we indulge in every other day either by commission or omission?
Let's run through some of them together.

1. Sitting with your partner and looking at the opposite sex.

Imagine some people will go on a date with their partner and they'll still be looking at the ukwu sarambara or six packs of other people.  Hmmmm,  Amaka says it's rude.

2. Making fun of handicapped people.

I do not hesitate to take on people who do this,  I mean that's so insensitive,  rude and offensive especially since we know nobody prays to be in such state.

3. Shouting or talking out loud in the movies.

This though!  I don't know why some people do not know that they do not have to yell continuously in the movies.  When people do that beside me,  all I feel like doing is shoving my pop corn down their throat!
If you have that urge to shout in the movies next,  remember to fill your mouth with pop corn,  water or anything.

4. Keeping people waiting while you're taking a call.

This though!  The proper thing to do is tell the other party you'll call back if you do not know how long the call will last.

5. Allowing your pets to disturb at night.

Our neighbor at home Iya Oba,  this is for you oh!  This woman has three big dogs that have found midnight the best time to bark thereby disturbing the peace and my sleep everyother day.
I have no words for people that indulge in this sha.

6. Jumping the queue.

When I was in school,  this was a norm especially on the line for the bus and when I talk, people will be like my own is too much but I still talk anyway.
During clearance one girl will come from nowhere and want to jump the queue,  in fact Nigerians are so guilty of this but Amaka is saying it is rude.

7. Cell phone offences.

I'm classifying texting or calling during dates,  while having a conversation with someone,  receiving calls during meals (except it's an emergency),  browsing during dates and dinner under cell phone offences.  It's very very rude oh.

I'll stop here for now , feel free to add yours but if you indulge in the afore mentioned,  hmmmm,  try to change this new year.

Cheers.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Lyrics of the day

ARTISTE: LUCKY DUBE
TITLE: RASTA MAN'S PRAYER

There comes a time
In every man's life
When he's got to face the truth
No matter what
We are coming to you Father
With our sins and everything
To thank you Lord

Those that smoke marijuana
Wanna  thank you Father
For making it grow internationally
They wanna  thank you Lord
Even though police cut it down
Sometimes they burn it down
But it grows again
Thank you Father

We wanna thank you Father
For everything you've given us (repeat thrice )

Nations that oppress other nations
Wanna thank you Father
Even though it's painful to the oppressed
But they thank you for making them strong

Politicians wanna thank you
For making them to be able to lie
With a straight face
While the nation cries
They wanna thank you Lord

We wanna thank you Father
For everything you've given us
We wanna thank you Father.... Till fade




Saturday, 10 January 2015

GRAMMAR 101

Hiya dearies... It's 10 days into the new year already *phew* and it's that time for our grammar lessons again.

Today we'll be looking at more lessons on "THE"  wrongly used; let's go.

1. SINGING

WRONG: The singing is a skill one should cultivate.
CORRECT: Singing is a skill one should cultivate.


2. LIGHT

WRONG: The light travels at a speed of 180,000 miles per second.
CORRECT: Light travels at a speed of 180,000 miles per second.

3. SCHOOL

WRONG: The whole world now accepts that children should go to the school.
CORRECT: The whole world now accepts that children should go to school.

4. CHURCH

WRONG: When Emeka left his home town,  he stopped going to the church.
CORRECT: When Emeka left his home town,  he stopped going to church.

'Church' has a capital letter and is preceded by the definite article when it refers to an institution.


He was examining the doctrines of the Church.

The definite article is not however used before 'church' if 'church'  is used as an adjective before another noun having generic reference.

She is very much interested in Church affairs.

5. UNIVERSITY
WRONG: He wants to go to the University after he leaves school.
CORRECT: He wants to go to  University  after he leaves school.

If there were only one University in the country in question,  university would be written with a capital 'U'  and 'he wants to go to the University'  would be correct.

6. GEOGRAPHY
WRONG: We are now studying the West African geography.
CORRECT: We are now studying West African geography.


And that's it for today lovelies,  any question question?

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hell hath no fury..... . .


Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned
Nor hell a fury,  like a woman scorned
                                       William Congreve


There are some things that are better imagined than experienced and that cliché is an example.

In my Lodge,  we experienced this first hand on Tuesday this week and it wasn't palatable as breaking of bottle was involved and someone even got injured.

I won't start typing the story but the long and short is a particular lady had been dying for a particular guy and the guy doesn't like her so she felt going ballistic on him and stabbing him will teach him a lesson.

While the while drama ensued I was watching from my doorway (I no dey separate fight) and I was like so what if she stabbed him and he died?  Shey guys don finish ni wey I go dey fight man wey no like me? Whatever happened to the pride a lady is supposed to have? So if a man marries this one  is it not a recipe for disaster?


In other news I was looking so fly yesterday in my khaki and I  must share pictures with my lovelies *winks*












Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Thou shall not lie

Phew it's already a week into the new year/month!!...... Good morning lovelies *group hug* thanks for the care and checking up on me.  I feel lot much better but since I'm back to my station,  I'm battling the cold that is threatening my bones and my chest. Abeg those people for yonder how una dey cope for winter?


Ehen, back to the business of the day,  for kids like me that grew up in Nigeria,  I'm sure this scene was a regular in our household. A visitor coming to look for your parents and you going to notify daddy or mummy that a visitor is around and daddy or mummy telling you to go and tell the visitor that they are sleeping or they are not around. Abeg if you never experienced it do like this O/.

 I remember once it happened one man that is always coming to beg my father for money came and I was the one that answered the bell,  I  went in to my father and told him that "that begibegi man is at the gate"  and my father told me to go and tell him he was sleeping and I marched with my two left legs and said "daddy said I should tell you he is sleeping"  and the man refused to go oh until my father came out.  The beating I received that day for puncturing the lie no be here!

My uncle is also fond of telling me to pick up his calls and tell the caller he is ill or some other lie *crossing my self* Father have mercy on me and because this is Africa where we carry respect on our head I just have to obey else I'll be tagged as having grown wings.

These elders I have to lie for are the ones that preach in morning devotion that we should not lie,  they are the ones that taught us while growing up to always say the truth no matter what but they do the "do as I say and not as I do"  principle oh.

Heaven knows if I don't want to talk to you on phone,  it's either I pick and tell you off or I won't pick up at all.

For those that have been in my shoes,  what lie did you have to tell and how did you cope? Did your conscience judge you?

Friday, 2 January 2015

Uses of tomato


Good morning lovelies, trust we had a fabulous new year celebration ? Well I can't say same because I hardly ate yesterday; I had to force myself so I'll be able to take my medication.


Tomato is part and parcel of every kitchen but besides the traditional uses for cooking,  it can be used for many DIY purposes.

Tomatoes are not just an important part of a healthy diet but also work wonders when used as beauty products.
                                 


  •   Glowing skin: Applying tomato juice or rubbing tomato halves on the skin evens out the skin and revives the glow giving you a healthy looking skin. It contains high amount of Vitamin C which is known to brighten skin.
  •  Treat Open Pores: Add four drops of tomato juice to 1 tablespoon of water and apply it on your face with the help of a cotton ball. Gently massage your skin with this mixture and leave it on for 15 minutes. Regular application of this will shrink the pore size. 
  •  Treat Skin Conditions: Tomato seed oil is the newest addition to the line of natural carrier oils and is excellent for treating several skin conditions. These are packed with a substance that fights free radicals and signs of ageing. Tomato seed oil is used for the treatment of mild to severe skin conditions like eczema. It is also helpful in treating dry and damaged skin. Use a moderate quantity of oil to massage the affected areas of your skin. Leave it overnight and wash it off the next day. You can also add this oil to your facial creams, moisturizer and scrubs, to keep the skin soft and smooth.
  •  Treats Acne: Vitamin A and C are commonly found in many acne treating medicines and ointments. The high acidic content in tomatoes helps to treat rashes and acne. If you are suffering from tiny zits on your face, then cut the tomato in two halves and apply the inside of it on your face. If you suffer from severe acne problems then peel a fresh tomato and mash it. Apply this pulp on your face and leave it for an hour. Rinse it off and pat dry. Use this pack regularly to get rid of pimples.
  •  Prevents Excess Oil Secretion: Excess sebum production leads to clogging of pores that leads to pimples, dirt build up and uneven skin tone. Squeeze juice of 2 tomatoes and add 4 tablespoons of cucumber juice to it. Apply this homemade toner to your face daily with the help of a cotton ball to control excess oil and shine and to unclog the pores.
  •  Prevents Signs of Aging: Tomatoes and its products enable the skin to absorb oxygen and prevent the signs of ageing. It provides an amazing natural skin treatment which can make the skin look younger and healthy with less effort.
  •  Acts as a Natural Sunscreen: According to various studies, tomato contains an antioxidant called lycopene which acts as a natural sunscreen. This provides the skin protection from harsh UV rays.
  •   Acts as a Stress Reliever: Tomato extract is often used in luxurious body massage oils to combat visible sign of stress on the skin. Tomato extract is also used in eye creams, which, along with other essential ingredients, leaves the eyes looking fresh and revitalized.
  •   Perfect Astringent: The astringent properties of tomato make it an excellent choice for combination skin. A pack made from mashed avocados and tomatoes soothes the skin and cleanses it thoroughly to give you a glowing complexion. Apply this face pack and wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 to 30 minutes. Tomato contains natural oil reducing and astringent properties while avocado provides antiseptic and moisturizing effect to the skin.
  •  Fights Cellular Damage: Consumption of at least 16 milligrams of lycopene every day reduces the amount of free radicals in the body to give you a youthful skin. It fights cellular damage and reddening of the skin and also retains the moisture, thus preventing fine lines and wrinkles. This property of tomato makes it an amazing anti - aging product.
  •   Natural Bleaching Agent: Tomato is considered as a natural bleaching agent and is very helpful in lightening the skin tone. Prepare a face pack by mixing 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of yogurt and 2 teaspoon of tomato pulp. Apply it on the face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Oatmeal will gently exfoliate the skin, while yoghurt and tomato will help to clear the blemishes. This improves the complexion.
  •   Prevents Sunburn: According to Prevention Magazine, people who consumed 5 tablespoon of tomato paste daily for 3 consecutive months were naturally protected against sun burn. Sun burnt skin can also be treated by applying tomato on the affected parts. Make a pack by mixing 2 teaspoons of tomato pulp with 1 teaspoon of yoghurt. Apply this on the face, neck, hands and feet.Tomato cools the skin while yoghurt provides a protein boost to make the skin soft and supple.
  •   Smooth Skin: Mix honey with tomato juice to make a thick paste. Apply it on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes to get a smooth and glowing skin.
  •   Removes Dead Skin Cells: Tomatoes can greatly help you to remove dead skin cells. Grind tomatoes in a mixer with the seeds and add 1 teaspoon of sugar to it. Apply it on the face and massage gently in circular motion. You can also cut 1 tomato into 2 halves and sprinkle some sugar on it. Gently scrub your skin with it to do away with dead skin cells and get a clean and fresh looking skin.
  •   Tomatoes are considered to be an excellent cure for hair loss. It is believed that application of tomato pulp on scalp can prevent hair loss.
  •   Tomatoes are amazing natural conditioners coming straight from your kitchen. It provides natural shine to the hair and makes it soft and manageable. Take a few drops of tomato oil in your hand and apply it on your hair. This will act as a leave-in conditioner and will keep the hair manageable and frizz free.
  •   Pure, homemade tomato puree can help in bringing radiance and elasticity to dry hair. Mix tomato puree with oil and apply it on the hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off. This will make the hair super smooth, shiny and flexible as it contains high amounts of protein in it.
  •   Regular swimming often changes the colour of the hair due to the high amount of chlorine present in the pool water. Tomato can be a great help to remove the stains from the hair. Apply pure tomato juice to the hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water, followed by shampoo and conditioning.
  •   Tomato juice also acts as a soaking agent to remove odours. Apply freshly squeezed tomato juice on the scalp and massage your hair with it for a few minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off as usual.
  •   Tomatoes are very useful for curing itchy scalp and dandruff. Itchy scalp and dandruff leads to other scalp problems, like eczema and scalp psoriasis. Tomato contains high amount of Vitamin C which fights dandruff and provides collagen for proper tissue development of the scalp. Take 2 to 3 ripe tomatoes and make a thick pulp out of it. Add 2 tablespoon of lemon juice to it and mix well to form a smooth paste. Apply the pack gently on the scalp. Do not scratch the scalp with nails. Apply it properly on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair with water and let it dry.
  •   Tomato hair rinse can be used to impart shine and remove excess build up from the scalp. Take 3 ripe tomatoes, remove the skin and seeds and squeeze the juice out of it. Spray it on your hair and scalp and wash it off after 1 hour.

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy new year

Good morning lovelies,  here is a quick happy new year to you,  you and you.
I'm very ill so I can't type much.  Now I know this is not a good way to start the year but I know that everything works together for good to them that love God. Kindly say a prayer for me.