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Counting on ewe

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Flower power

Not many people think of food when they see or smell lavender. The pretty, fragrant sprigs of the ornamental plant are more commonly used for soap, essential oils and perfumes, or in sachets to put into lingerie drawers. The scent of lavender is said to be calming and sleep-inducing.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I'm looking for one of those dresses that have a see-through material at the top. I've seen lots of lace, but I'm afraid it will look cheap so I'd prefer plain.

Could Be Clearer, Bowen Road

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

A spray of heaven

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Well oiled

Jan Kusmirek, founder of Fragrant Earth aromatherapy oils

'You can guarantee the best aromatherapeutic experience if you start with the best oils. Organic and wild essential oils are best, as they're free from pesticides or herbicides.

'You only get what you pay for. You're buying for the effect, and if it's not that good to begin with, what can you expect?

21 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Essential gifts for the skin

Crabtree & Evelyn is famed for its skin-care products presented with a touch of luxury - products made from essences and extracts from flowers, fruits and herbs, all presented in eye-catching packaging.

The brand offers special gift sets for the Christmas season and off-the-shelf items such as home fragrances, accessories and even food.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Skin relief

Natura Bisse has launched a new line to treat damaged and dull-looking skin. Glycoline contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, which is designed to safely exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. With a 4.5pH balance Glycoline is suitable for all skin types.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


What is it?

A range of skin, makeup and body products created in Australia 12 years ago. Marketing manager Greg Moses says Natio is a 'mastiche' brand, meaning it's affordable by the masses, but has a pastiche because of its quality ingredients, luxurious scents and loyal following.

Who started it?

30 May 2006 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

With the weather heating up, now is the time to think about keeping fresh and fragrant throughout the day. These new products could help.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

If there's one part of a beauty regime most women can't live without, it's moisturiser - whether for face, body or hair. Try these to remedy dryness:

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Soul mates

Feet are an often neglected area of our beauty regime. If you want to flaunt your feet in flip-flops this summer, start taking care of them now.

Aveda foot relief (125ml/ $170)

A herbal formula that exfoliates, revitalises and nourishes. It's a good moisturiser, but the combination of herbs is a bit overpowering.

13 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Makes scents to me

Aromatherapy has gone mainstream. And if you can't be bothered with fiddling around with little bottles of oil and lighting candles, then a room spray is the thing for you. A couple of squirts will change the ambience of any room.

Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill ($90)

Very English country garden - think Laura Ashley. A soft, floral talcum-powder scent.

15 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Scents and sensibility

Street wise It has been almost a decade since Calvin Klein introduced its ground-breaking unisex fragrance ckOne, and so popular has it proved that the fashion and beauty house has seen no reason to change its tried and true formula. However, what has changed this year are its bottles.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am

Pashmina passions

British Vogue is already declaring the death of pashmina, while the Americans are still raving about the silk-mixed wool - turned into shawls, scarves and even bathrobes - that has become one of fashion's hottest commodities of the past couple of years.

10 Aug 1999 - 12:00am