Ellis Case from Ellis Faas-a solution for a practical woman

ELLIS FAAS Compact Powder already has a loyal following around the world because it is wonderfully light and transparent, while feeling creamy to the touch. Made with seaweed extract, the ELLIS FAAS Compact Powderkeeps skin soft and supple-and if you keep your eye on the make-up trends, you will know that powder never really goes out of fashion and is perfect for mattifying the face and acting as the final touch that makes your make-up look pristine.

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August beauty product ‘trials’

When I go on a summer holiday with a family, I try to cram as many beauty products into the suitcase as I can-some of them belong to my ‘beauty musts’, without which I refuse to travel, and some products travel with me because I want to try them out.

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The magic of cucumbers

Summer is the time when we all try to be a bit more health conscious on so many levels. With the much warmer sun rays, we start using sun protection creams and become more thoughtful on the subject of food that we consume-after all, we are all a little vain for all the right reasons and simply want to look good in the swimming suit. We use light cosmetic formulations and less make-up, especially as our skin develops a healthy glow and stops looking wintry white.

Recently I received an e-mail from my wonderful friend Tawna, who created and runs one of the most delicious smelling and health conscious baby skincare brands Tawna Hill Baby (www.tawnahillbaby.com ), telling me about an article that she read with many surprising facts about cucumbers, and I thought that I just need to spread the word on its many wonderful benefits that it can give you and even your household:

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1. Just one cucumber contains most of our daily vitamin quota, including Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. If you are feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber, which is not only a good source of B vitamins, but also carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up, that will last for hours without giving you the jitters.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminium to give off a scent (undetectable to humans) that drives garden pests crazy and makes them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove

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