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Dry and dehydrated skins

By Sheree Epstein  A dry skin may be one of the most common client complaints, especially with mature clients. Most importantly we have to differentiate between dryness and dehydration. When your skin feels dry, you assume that it is dry, but it’s possible that it’s actually dehydrated and in need of water. Ultimately there is a skin type and there ... Read More »

Asparagus Tart recipe

This asparagus tart recipe comes from the Snowflake website. www.snowflake.co.za   INGREDIENTS   30 ml butter or margarine 45 ml Snowflake cake flour 250 ml milk 3 extra-large eggs, beaten 500 ml (200 g) grated Cheddar cheese 430 g can asparagus salad cuts, drained METHOD 1. Melt butter in a medium, heavy-based saucepan. Add flour and stir over low heat ... Read More »

Are artificial and gel nails bad for you?

By Sheree Epstein   Now days there are many various types of artificial nails from different forms of gel to acrylic etc and all of these different types are widely used. They are known to last longer on the nails than normal nail polish does, as well as to enhance the length of one’s finger nails due to bitten, extremely ... Read More »

Chocolate caramel matzah brittle

  An amazing recipe from The Kitchn – www.thekitchn.com   Chocolate Caramel Matzah Brittle Makes about 30 pieces  4 to 5 matzo pieces 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips Toppings, like chopped nuts, candied ginger, sea salt, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips Preheat ... Read More »

Common nail disorders

By Sheree Epstein In various ways ones nails can be the window to what’s going on inside one’s body. Take a good look at your fingernails…you may notice certain differences in colour, texture, bumps, white spots etc. Take a look at the grooves, curves, and ridges, how thick or thin they are and if there are any differences. Have a ... Read More »

Overwhelmed by extra-curricular activities?

By Heidi Meyer I’m amazed at the busyness of some families. The children hardly have time to surface from their school day or have lunch and they are already rushed to the next activity with shouts like, “Come on! Have you changed yet? Remember to take your swimming costume, we won’t have time to come back, before your sister goes ... Read More »

Sunscreen protection

By Sheree Epstein   It’s that time of the year again… Christmas, holidays, festive season, beach and the SUN! We all know that not wearing a protective sunscreen can be seriously detrimental on the skin. Not only do we need to wear protective sunscreen whilst we are on holiday at the coast and constantly in the sun, but it is ... Read More »

My biggest wish is to spend more time with you!

By Heidi Meyer   “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more”: Dr Seuss. The inspiration of this article came when I was de-cluttering and organising an office and found a picture written on which was this: “I love you mommy, my biggest wish is to spend some time with you!” This opened my ... Read More »

Mama Magic baby expo in Joburg

As South Africa’s biggest and best baby and parenting expo, MamaMagic™, The Baby Expo has all you could need, want and more from 0 – 6 years old, under one roof. Making parenting easier for you, MamaMagic puts the magic back in parenting. Come and celebrate our 10th year with us and enjoy the very latest products and services, expert ... Read More »

Good cop bad cop

By Mia Von Scha   In parenting I often find one parent playing good cop and one bad cop. I’m generalizing here, but it’s very often mom playing the good and dad bringing in the other end. So do we, as women, tend to push the disciplinarian side onto our spouses? Or are they naturally like that? Or are they ... Read More »