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20 Apr

Say Yes To Milking Time

Our mother is the epitome of all-enveloping Jewish love (she has to be at least a quarter Jewish), bias to our flaws on a dangerous level and too cute to say no too. This poses a problem as she works in the medical aesthetic industry, and has endless suggestions for laser treatments, lotions & potions. You can imagine my hesitation when she suggested I try a cream normally reserved for sensitive, over milked udders. Staying adequately moisturized let alone dewy and soft in Winter is a challenge. The constant fight against chapped lips, scraggly cuticles and emerging from the bath feeling like an old corn husk is real. This 'Madaji Milking Cream' is rich in vitamin E. Free from perfumes and has softening...
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16 Apr

Rouge À Lèvres

My sister always laughs at my crazy ideas and paranoid thoughts that I allow, to take hold of my mind, whilst admiring various fashionistas from a distance I have never been of the opinion that mere mortals such as myself can pull off a bold red lipstick. Only a recent convert to the power of a red lip, pale pinks and nudes usually suit my application abilities & need to fade into a corner far better. I am haunted by memories of looking like a badly painted geisha, and my husband cautiously signalling to me all night that a red hue has smudged its way onto my teeth.  Then I was introduced to Bourjois’s latest rouge edition lipstick sensation. This velvet paint with...
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12 Apr

Kitchen Cool This Winter

I’m one of those people who will make devious plans and eke out those worn jeans if it means I can buy bits and pieces for my home. I love pots, and pans, flour strewn everywhere, and long winter nights in my kitchen, cooking with family.
You can warm up a fashionable marble piece, with warm wood tones, hints of copper (restrained please) and embrace all things local, handmade and ceramic.Woolies current homeware ranges make my heart so happy. Reasonably priced goods are here to get us through the cold. Sunny windowsills filled with pots of herbs, will remind us that things will once...
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