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I not heart Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2009

Dear Betty,

I am heartbroken- I feel Valentine’s Day should be next Friday (13th) instead of Saturday. I have absolutely no money ( just lost my job) and want to get my girlfriend something. What can I do?

Unemployed and soon to be Dumped

Dear UASTBD,

Never worry.Here are a few tips!

Handmade Valentine’s Day card – Express your love for your loved one with the help of a handmade card.

Cake with a personalized message – Buy an ice cream or chocolate cake, along with colorful icing from the market and write a message for your loved one across the cake.

12 Red Roses Brunch – Flowers have an appeal of their home. Give this bunch of red roses and convey your feelings of love by attaching to it a short, simple and sweet message. These bouquets can be made at home or brought from the market. If the bouquets are made at home, then they should be decorated with heart shaped stones, which may be red, pink or white in color.

For added effect, one candle, with a ribbon wrapped around, and the last Rolo in the packet!

Betty                              

natural wrinkle remedies!

February 6, 2009

Put away your botox, drop your thermage session…..read on, get into your larder and get mixing.

Here are some simple home remedies to deal with wrinkles on skin and prevent the formation of new ones –

Apply egg whites to the skin under your eyes.

Odor-free castor oil can be applied to the skin under the eyes or on that of the throat.

Empty the contents of 3 Vitamin E capsules into a small bowl. Add to this 2 tsps plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the face using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse.

A mixture of 1/4 cup comfrey infusion, 1/4 cup witch hazel and 10 drops of patchouli essential oil is effective in treating wrinkles. This can be stored in a clean bottle and applied on affected areas with a cotton ball.

Gently massage coconut oil on portions of skin prone to wrinkles every night a bedtime.

A paste of turmeric made with sugarcane juice is great to get rid of wrinkles and slow skin ageing.

Cut a green Thompson seedless grape in half and gently crush it on your face on the wrinkles. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water and let it dry in natural air.

Rub the core of pineapple on the face and leave it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. This works well on fine wrinkles.

Applying juice of green pineapples and apples on the face daily for 10-15 minutes is good for fine wrinkles and cracked skin.

Application of pure castor oil regularly prevents wrinkles.

Help Betty!My girlfriend is too popular!

February 6, 2009

Dear Betty,

MY girlfriend and I agreed ground rules when she went away to university. One was not to be in a room alone with someone of the opposite sex and the other was no kissing either on the cheek or lips.

I’ve since seen photos of her kissing different guys on the cheek and I feel really let down.

I am 21 and my girlfriend is 19. I was pleased for her when she got her place at uni, but sorry at the same time as I knew we’d be a long distance from one another. She said she was sorry for the pictures and that she didn’t even realise what had happened and that the kissing on the cheek was just for the photo. Even so I felt my heart has been ripped out when I saw them. What do you think I should do?