Good Housekeeping http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en Fri, 22 May 2015 10:44:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Maybelline Turns 100! http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/maybelline-turns-100/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/maybelline-turns-100/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 10:22:31 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150448 This iconic beauty brand started with a bit of coal dust, some Vaseline and a creative young woman

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In 1915 a young woman from Chicago called Mabel Williams mixed coal dust with Vaseline and used the mixture to accentuate her lashes and brows. Inspired by her home-made creation, Mabel’s brother founded the Maybell Laboratories and began selling the mascara, called lash-in-brow line, through mail order. He later renamed it Maybelline. Women all over the US clamoured for this product and by 1930 it was so popular that the company started selling it in stores. From then on Maybell Laboratories’ range of products grew.

Best known for its catchy slogan, ‘Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline’, we congratulate and wish this amazing beauty brand a very Happy Birthday!

 

Here are five of our favourite Maybelline products:

 

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1. Great Lash Mascara (R99,95)  2. Dream Matte Mousse Foundation (R145)  3. Colour Show Nail Polish (R35)  4. Baby Lips Electro (R30) 5.  Dream Bouncy Blush (R89,95)

 

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Kate Middleton’s Stretch-mark Secret http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/kate-middletons-stretch-mark-secret/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/kate-middletons-stretch-mark-secret/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 09:52:42 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150443 What we like best about it is that it costs just R54,99 for a 60ml bottle!

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Word on the street is that throughout both pregnancies, Kate Middleton turned to Bio-Oil, one of the world’s fastest-growing skincare brands, to help reduce the appearance of her stretch marks. The breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil makes it effective for skin concerns such as dehydration and ageing. Other celebrity moms who also reportedly use Bio-Oil to keep their skin smooth and subtle include Victoria Beckham and Natalie Portman.

 

Bio-Oil (R54,99 for 60ml, R79,99 for 125ml and R114,99 for 200ml) is available at pharmacies and retail outlets nationwide.

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Say Cheers for Good Eyesight http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/diet-health/say-cheers-for-good-eyesight/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/diet-health/say-cheers-for-good-eyesight/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 08:59:14 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150436 Here’s why your next glass of wine should be red

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Wine lovers have one more good reason to pair their favourite winter recipes with red wine: it promotes good eye health. In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in the US, it was proven that moderate red-wine consumption could half your risk of developing cataracts (clouding of the eye that makes it difficult to see).

The study consisted of a five-year investigation into age-related eye conditions among 846 people, who included avid drinkers and nondrinkers. Each of the participants underwent an eye test at the start of the study to track the condition of their eyes and determine their risk of developing cataracts. After accounting for age, smoking habits, diabetes and other factors, the researchers found that moderate wine drinkers reduced their chances of developing any kind of cataracts by approximately 50%, compared to nondrinkers.

Source: Mellins i-Style

For more eye-care tips and advice, visit www.mellins.co.za.

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Eyebrow Fail http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/eyebrow-fail/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/eyebrow-fail/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 08:23:50 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150416 ‘Weak eyebrows = weak presentation. It’s like having a bad handshake, but it’s worse, because it’s right on your face’ – actress and writer Lena Dunham.

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Do you ever suffer from eyebrow humiliation?

Overpluck your eyebrows

Draw them back on again

Epic eyebrow fail!

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Shop Kristen’s Cover-star Look http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/shop-kristens-cover-star-look/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/shop-kristens-cover-star-look/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 07:43:10 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150409 Steal our June cover star Kristen Bell’s gorgeous floral look

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Floral prints are not just for summer. With the temperatures dropping, why not brighten up gloomy days with this gorgeous floral outfit?

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1. Peplum cardi R380, Truworths 2.Floral flared dress R1 400, Pringle Of Scotland at Spree 3.Chunky pendant necklace R99,95, Woolworths 4.Pointed heels R299, Zando

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6 Easy Load-shedding Suppers http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/latest-recipes/6-easy-load-shedding-suppers/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/latest-recipes/6-easy-load-shedding-suppers/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 15:34:04 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150404 There’s no need to order takeaways or Google ‘restaurants open during load-shedding’ every time the lights go off. Make dining in the dark easier with these no-cook meal ideas

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Mexican Corn Wraps

This easy-peasy vegetarian meal is perfect for meat-free Mondays.

Avocado & Bacon Soup
Heat up this summery soup for a delicious, creamy winter supper and serve it with fresh bread rolls.

 

Mini Wraps with Ginger-citrus Chicken

Pop into the grocery store for a rotisserie chicken on your way home, and you’re good to go!

 

Muffulettas
Jam-packed with tasty cheese, cured meat and tangy olives, these filling numbers are nothing like your average lunchbox sarmies.

 

White-bean Tuna Pita

Pantry staples like canned beans and tuna make these ideal for an impromptu meal.

 

 

 

ALSO READ

9 Tips For Surviving Load Shedding

Load-shedding Survival Check List

Alternative Lighting During Load Shedding

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Colour Therapy | What to Wear http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/colour-therapy-what-to-wear/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/beauty-fashion/colour-therapy-what-to-wear/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 15:12:07 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150399 Changing your mood could be as easy as changing your outfit

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Colour Therapy 101

Here’s how to use the colours in your wardrobe to improve your mood

RED                             Alert, strong and energetic.

BLUE                           Calm and soothed.

YELLOW                     Optimistic and mentally stimulated.

PINK                            Relaxed, peaceful and uplifted.

ORANGE                     Self-confident and enthusiastic.

TURQUOISE                Emotionally balanced and uplifted.

GREEN                        Calm and optimistic.

PURPLE                      Ambitious, sophisticated and creative.

 

 

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10 Ways to Organise your Wardrobe

Three Bags to Brighten Up your Wardrobe

DIY spray-painted hangers

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Must-see Movie: Hot Pursuit http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/fun-stuff/must-see-movie-hot-pursuit/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/fun-stuff/must-see-movie-hot-pursuit/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 14:01:04 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150180 If you need a good laugh, don’t miss out on this upcoming action-packed comedy. It’s the perfect choice for a ladies’ night out! By-the-book officer Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is excited about her next assignment. Her task is to escort Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara), a witty Colombian beauty, from San Antonio to Dallas so both she and her husband can testify against a drug lord. Plans go awry when Mr Riva is ambushed and killed. Cooper and her witness must now […]

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If you need a good laugh, don’t miss out on this upcoming action-packed comedy. It’s the perfect choice for a ladies’ night out!

By-the-book officer Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is excited about her next assignment. Her task is to escort Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara), a witty Colombian beauty, from San Antonio to Dallas so both she and her husband can testify against a drug lord. Plans go awry when Mr Riva is ambushed and killed. Cooper and her witness must now use their wits to escape from crooked cops and murderous gunmen – while trying not to kill each other in the process.

 

Opens Friday 22 May 2015.

Age restriction: PG13

Watch the trailer

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Donate Old Car Seats and Save Lives http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/family-relationships/donate-old-car-seats-and-save-lives/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/family-relationships/donate-old-car-seats-and-save-lives/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 10:12:31 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150359 We’re all for the newly instated car-seat law, but these safety seats can be quite expensive – which is why we love this mom’s collect-and-donate initiative

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The legal stuff

The new law, which came into effect on May 1, states that any motorist driving with an infant or child, from birth to the age of three, must use an appropriate child restraint. It also compels motorists to ensure that children between the ages of four and 14 wear seat belts.

Money matters

Offending motorists will be fined between R250 and R500 per child – a small price to pay, considering the possibly fatal consequences. But car seats don’t come cheap and it’s probably not first on your list of things to buy. We get that, and so does Peggie Mars.

So who’s Peggie Mars?

She’s the founder of the nonprofit organisation Wheel Well, which she started four years ago. With so many child deaths on our roads, Mars, who knows what it feels like to lose a child, has made it her mission to promote road safety for children. Her system at Wheel Well is simple: she collects old car seats, cleans them and donates them to parents who can’t afford to buy them.

You too can make a difference

Used car seats can be dropped off for donation at Wheel Well in the Brightwater Commons shopping centre in Randburg. You can also come and swap a too-small seat for a bigger one. In return, Mars asks for a small, non-obligatory donation.

Click here for more drop-off points.

Visit wheelwell.co.za for more information.

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What your Man’s Hands Say about his Personality http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/fun-stuff/what-your-mans-hands-say-about-his-personality/ http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/en/fun-stuff/what-your-mans-hands-say-about-his-personality/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 08:52:30 +0000 http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za/?p=150100 Researchers put their finger on an easy way to tell

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Here’s an experiment: ask your man to hold his hands out in front of you. Now see if his ring fingers are longer than his index fingers.

If the answer is yes (this digit combo happens when there is above-average testosterone in the womb) then you can count yourself lucky. Men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are sweeter to women than most other men, according to research journal, Personality and Individual Differences.

According to this study, these men are more ‘agreeable’ and rated as less ‘quarrelsome’. Lead study author Dr Debbie Moskowitz says they tend to bestow more compliments and refrain from sarcasm – sounds like a nice combination!

Why do they act this way? Moskowitz says experiences in the womb may affect the brain’s organisation, which could have a lifelong impact on behaviour. The steroid hormones, or androgens, that cause male characteristics to develop also affect neural formations.

Thanks, science. Isn’t it nice to know your relationship is in good hands?

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