Saturday, May 14, 2011

Simply Beautiful Beauty Treatment #26

Kissable Lips

Today's treatment I got from the blog "the seductive woman" (her blog is on

To Exfoliate.....use brown sugar. With wet fingertips, I move the sugar granules (in constant small circular motions,) over the entire surface of my lips. Then, I rinse (and am left with a lingering sugary sweetness on my lips.)
Homemade Lip-plumping Recipe - For Plump, Rosy CHERRY Lips (No lipstick Needed!)

Want to get CHERRY LIPS - lips like a seductress - and make them fuller and more seductive dove? Would you also like to be able to minimize the use of lipstick by having 'naturally' rosy lips? Then, try this homemade lip-plumping recipe!



Table salt

Cinnamon powder (lip-plumpers such as 'Lip Venom' often use cinnamon to increase circulation in the lips and make them swell.)

Red/pink food coloring or a cut piece of raw beetroot

You'll also need;

A small pot with a lid

A lip brush


Preparation Method;

In a small pot, put some Vaseline. Add a half a teaspoon each of salt and cinnamon to the Vaseline.

Stir and blend.

Now, with your fingertips, apply the mixture to your lips, rubbing and exfoliating them WELL. You'll soon notice that your lips will become tingly and puffier from the cinnamon.

Leave the mixture on your lips for 5-7 minutes, and then wipe off with a tissue.

Using a lip brush, dip the tip of the lip brush into a bottle of red/pink food coloring - or into the juice of a freshly cut beetroot.

Apply the coloring generously (so the color will last a few days,) and evenly to your lips.

Mr Hubba Hubba Of The Month

Todd Duncan

Mr. Hubba Hubba of the month is Opera singer Todd Duncan.In 1935, he was selected by George Gershwin to originate the role of Porgy in “Porgy and Bess.”  In 1945, he became the first African American to perform with a major American opera company, the New York City Opera.  He sang the role of Tonio in “I Pagliacci.”

   In 1955, he was the first person to record the now classic song, “Unchained Melody" before the Righteous Brothers made it famous in the 1960's.

He was born Robert Todd Duncan in Danville, Kentucky in 1903, he earned a bachelor’s degree at Butler University in 1925, and a master’s at Columbia University Teachers College in 1930. He was a part of  the music faculty of Howard University teaching voice,  for over fifty years. We lost this musical pioneer in 1998 but his talent lives on through those he inspired. Mr. Duncan, I salute you!