Detox Naturally Over a long Weekend

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Are you ready? This diet for 3 days is not easy. You won’t be able to drink coffee, tea or alcohol. ARGHHHHH? no morning coffee or afternoon vodka. I can assure you it is worth the 72 hours of pain. You will look positively radiant by the end of it. Plan the first two days of the diet when you are not particularly busy, don’t try to do this when you have parties or stressful deadlines. A long weekend is the perfect answer. If you do suffer from hunger pangs during the three days cling to your juice maker or packets of herbal teas. Twinings have some incredible flavours? such as peppermint and chamomile, ginger or green tea. Increase your water intake to at least 2.5 litres a day? you skin and body will be thanking you.


Do not do this diet if you are pregnant or unwell? always consult your GP before you commence any diet. This diet, as long as it is supervised by a medical professional can in fact help decrease symptoms of some chronic illness. But you have to remember to continue to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle after the three-day detox.


Breakfast: Half a grapefruit, one orange and a large slice of watermelon. A cup of peppermint tea and beetroot and ginger juice.

Lunch: A salad with English spinach leaves, tomato, cucumber, broccoli and snake beans with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. A glass of tomato juice

Dinner: Steamed brown rice with steamed vegies, such as bok choy, broccoli, snake beans, spinach dressed with the juice of a lemon and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Make a strawberry, banana and orange juice with ginger.

Grazing: Dried fruit and as much fresh fruit as you like

January 3, 2001

Detox Naturally Over a long Weekend (cont’d)


Breakfast: Two tablespoons fresh lemon juice in a glass of hot water. Have as much fruit as you want. Like four apples/three bananas or two mangoes? you get the idea.Lunch: Repeat Day One but add any new vegies. Have a glass of vegetable juice.

Dinner: Pasta with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and steamed vegies. Cup of herbal tea with large slice of melon

Grazing: A glass of beet-cucumber juice or fresh apple juice.


Breakfast: A fresh fruit salad with a dollop of low-fat plain yoghurt. As much fresh fruit as you like.

Lunch: Repeat Day One but add a new variety of vegetables. Cup of peppermint tea.

Dinner: Bake as many vegetables as you like (not potatoes) drizzle them with extra olive oil and fresh herbs. Glass of fresh orange, strawberry and apple juice.

Grazing: As much fresh fruit as you like or dried fruit.

January 3, 2001

Make-Up Tips: Cover it Up!

For the best results you have to apply foundation to a well-prepared skin. Cleanse your face and apply moisturiser and allow the skin to absorb it before making up. Make-up artist Ina says, “Make sure your moisturiser is rich enough and covers any dry patches because the foundation will make the dry patches look worse.” Ina also stressed that if your skin is really dehydrated and dry you should concentrate on improving that rather than covering it up.

Now for a completely natural look, use your foundation sparingly on the areas of the face that require coverage. Apply with a small brush to spots such as dark circles under the eye, corners of the nose and any blemishes you may have and then blend.

I think the best way to blend in foundation is to do it with your fingertips. All you do is gently press and pat until the concealer/foundation is rubbed in. Don’t use a sweeping action because this will just wipe the product away.

Now if you are going out on a really big night and you want to apply a full coverage, apply first your foundation with a dry sponge, pressing and blending as you go from the centre of the face to the outer edges. Please don’t forget to blend the makeup down into the throat area to avoid the dreaded tide mark around the jawline.

January 1, 2001