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Your guide to the benefits and risks of facials

skin (Custom)

By Sheree Epstein  Facials are known to be one of the most popular spa and salon treatments worldwide behind massages, manicures and pedicures. Facial treatments cleanse, smooth, exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Not many people have absolutely flawless facial skin without Photoshop or airbrushing of a picture. Therefore, there are always ways to help improve the look and feel of ... Read More »

No bake Bar One cheescake

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From You Magazine, comes this delicious, no bake cheescake. As easy as pie to make and promises to be delicious. Impress your guests with this gorgeously yummy recipe. Serves 6 Preparation: 20 min Chilling: 3 hours CRUST 300 g chocolate digestive biscuits 150 g butter, melted FILLING 15 ml (1 T) gelatin (use pectin for a vegetarian option) 250 ml ... Read More »

The New BB – CC creams for your skin

bb and cc creams

By Naomi Gurney If you’ve set foot in Edgars, Woolworths or anywhere near a cosmetics counter lately, chances are you’ve been bombarded by a bewildering array of flesh colored fluids. The alphabet formulations, BB cream, CC cream, and soon DD creams have joined tinted moisturizers and standard foundation on the shelves as potential skin-perfecting options. But what do they do ... Read More »

Hot chocolate pudding cake

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Sticky, gooey, hot and chocolatey!  This hot chocolate pudding cake recipe comes from www.seasonsandsuppers.ca Ingredients 4 oz./1 stick (115g) unsalted butter, cubed 6 oz. (170g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped (somewhere around 70% is good) 3 large eggs, at room temperature 2/3 cup (134g) white sugar Pinch of salt Instructions Preheat the oven to 375° F. (190° C), with ... Read More »

Holiday Season – planning leave, bonuses and expectations with your domestic worker

Rose and Lily - Picture Source: www.helpathome.co.za

  By Ruth Kloppers With only 12 weeks left until Christmas, and even less left until everyone begins their annual December holiday “migrations”, it is now the perfect time to begin communicating with your staff and plan leave dates, Christmas bonuses and expectations for 2015. Most employers tend to plan leave dates with staff just before the leave takes place, ... Read More »

At home mini mani’s and pedi’s


By Sheree Epstein With the change of weather now upon us, we are going to see a lot more of your hands and feet. No more closed shoes and socks and no more gloves and poor looking hands and nails. After a long period of hibernation there are certain things we all need to get done before we are “summer ... Read More »

An open letter to moms

to moms kid president

Love love this kid! Here he shares 10 things every mom should know! Hope you enjoy   Read More »

Living in the moment


By Heidi Meyer “There goes my alarm! Oops! I still haven’t finished this work! I promised Kim that I would be there! Let me grab my laptop and my notes to work on this during Kim’s netball match.” I rush out of the office. “Oh gee! I wish this traffic would just move and I arrive just in time for ... Read More »

The ancient form of threading


By Naomi Gurney Threading hair is an ancient method commonly practiced in Eastern countries, like Egypt and India, and is becoming very popular around the world. Threading removes the entire hair follicle, lasting up to 6 weeks and is safe for even the most sensitive skins. It works when a cotton thread is pulled along unwanted hair, in a twisting ... Read More »

Bar One cake

Picture Source: www.stork.co.za

A truly delicious cake for any occassion! This Bar One cake is a real treat! Recipe Source: www.stork.co.za   Ingredients Cake Ingredients: 220ml Stork Bake margarine 125ml cocoa 5ml coffee 250ml water 440ml self raising flour 2 extra large eggs 350ml sugar 190ml milk 10ml vanilla essence Sauce Ingredients: 150g Bar-One, cut into pieces 100g milk chocolate 110ml cream 5ml ... Read More »