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This is the story of a girl from Bendigo. She bad ambition, talent and b°_hrf_Wider horizons lured her on. It is only a very s _ort while since she ioin-d." London s multitudinous ranks of the aspiring, but already this =tat_te-n _ Bendigo girl, Miss Alice Crawford, thanks not only to her eharminc aers. which makes her a splendid subject for the artists fancy, but in a°<rr_ater men' sure also to the thorough sincerity and earnestness of her work, ha*s been ning increasing fame with each passing theatrical season in England ____ bvlr_admirable and sticeessful acting in the part of Glory Quavle, in "The Christian" then with Mr. Terry in "Mat of Merry mount," and" now with Mr. Forbes-Robert-son in the exquisitely and artistically sensational play, '-The Pas _n<* of the Third Floor Back," she has gained unstinted plaudit,., s_ she now lids fair' to gain the thanks a_.d gratitude of many English and Australian women for having pointed out to them the infalbble means for the preservation of Complex ion Beauty. In a letter, reproduced on this page, she says of Valaze Dr Lv kuski's Famous Skin Food and Beautifier, which 1 hare introduced to England-—

"'Valaze has done my skin such a lot of good. Xo one knows better than yourself how much an actresss' complexion must suffer through the exacting requirements of her calling. Your Russian Skin Food, Valaze, does precisely what the skin requires—it preserves its tone, whiteness, and clearness as no other preparation has done." These words, coming from an actress blessed with such charm as Miss Crawford, are well worth pondering, because there are none quicker (than s>tage-foik) to realise that, while talent is a greatthing, mental equipment and true artistic temperament most valuable possessions, physical attractiveness frequently finds them wanting when weighed with them in the balance. Xone quicker to realise also that Nature never intended any woman to be ineffective or uncomely—nor the man cither, for the matter of that: and that, although it is good policy to be as beautiful as you can, it is by far the better policy to be more beautiful than you are. To command success you must look it. Miss. Crawford's letter Is ol further interest, because -t illustrates so well the satisfaction one feels when one has obtained the best in any one thing. It is like standing on the highest mountain peak. There is- nothing higher to look: up to. Valaze is indeed the apex in complexion requisites. The skin that feeds on Valaze can bear the brunt of all climate conditions, of all moods of weather, of heat and of cold, of atmosphere dry and damp. The Valaze complexion knows no sipeck or freckle, as the Valaze skin knows no line or crowsfoot. Valaze-nourished tissues are never depressed. A valaze face never looks tired. The price of Valaze is 7/- and 4/-. post free. , But, Miss Alice Crawford is only one of many beautiful and famous women who sing the praises of the Valaze preparations. And of these is Aliss Ethel Irving, whose versatility and piquant cleverness when she was singing in only musical comedy raised her performance so far above the level that it was no surprise to her admirers that she should later stand revealed as an actress of ( the most brilliant and consummate gifts. 'She writes: "'I have used the Valaze preparations for about six weeks, and think them perefeetly wonderful for the skin." Then Miss Ellaline Terriss, than' whom it would be difficult to find n more idolised personality on the British stage, states:—"l have tried the Valaze Powder, and find it is delightful to use, while the Valaze Skin Food is a most valuable preparation, and I shall most certainly recommend it." O-reat praise came from Miss Lily Elsie, the brilliant and scintillating creator of the namepart in "The Merry Widow," who literally burst upon the delighted public as a star of the brightest, magnitude. She wrote: —"I am greatly pleased with the Valaze Soap and Valaze Powder. The soap is the nicest complexion soap I have used, and I find the powder exceptionally good as well."' Miss Pauline Chase, whom the "London Sketch"' has so aptly characterised as '"The girl who would not grow up." and who has not only brought London to her feet, but created a perfect furore in Paris, by her insinuating portrayal of "Peter Pan," says, with disarming candour:—"l use Valaze, and consider it very pleas-ant and very good." The quintessence of praise, surely! Mis-s Cissy Loftus, who now commands a salary of £500 a week, and for whore theatrical managers have only recently fought in London's Law Courts, wrote flatteringly:—"l have found the Valaze Skin Food Powder and Com-

plexion Soap most excellent, and shall tie glad to come to your rooms shortly for more." Dainty Maria Dainton. who, whether as the magnet; which draws the Smart Set to the Palace or Pavilion, or as prima donna in light; opera, holds hex own in the heart of the public, writes:—""l have found nothing better than Mile' Rubinstein's Valaze." And there are letters contributing praise from that most beautiful of Marguerites, Miss Marie Lohr, and from Fanny "Ward, Edna May. Marie Studholme, and many others.

My book, " Beauty in the Making." originally written in Russian, has been since translated and adapted for circulation in England. It -familiarises tha reader with the Viennese School of Complexion Treatment, which has revolutionised the Cult of Beauty ihe world over, and has been flatteringly reviewed by every English journal of prominence. Ir, has been written with the principal object in mind, to make the care of the complexion a pleasant and easy task, an intelligent, practical occupation, in the privacy of your own home. In "Beauty, in the Making" I have taken up every point that has any bearing on the topic of facial beauty, and I have embodied in it suggestions and object lessons that will not only save you money and time, but. above all, yonr complexion. Tha treatise i3"Tuny"indexed".

I want every woman in the British Empire to have a copy of "Beauty in they Making." Just write to mc for it 3 mentioning the Auckland "Star," and you will receive a free copy by return of post.

"Beauty in the Making" luxn'.s'nes the details of other complexion pre pa rations, which I liave brought with mc from my home-town, Vienna, and from Russia.

The names and prices of some of them arc: XOVEXA POUDRE, a "fat" powder. for dry and normal skins. This powder is the only preparation of its kind known which is a skin food as well; 2s Oil and 3s a box. VALAZE HERBAL POWDER, for greasy skins, lis (id a box. posted. I have been the first or complexion specialists to differentiate between the dry, over-moist, or oily and normal skin when advising the rise of face powders. This accounts for my supplying two totaUy distinct varieties—■ the Xovena Poudre "fat" powder, for dry and normal skins, and the Valaze Powder for greasy skins. To dust a fat powder over a greasy stin would be adding fuel to fire, while putting an absorbent powder on a dry skin would be. love's labour lost, because it would not only be difficult to make it adhere to the skin, but, it would also tend to aggravate the dryness. VALAZE COMPLEX ; IOX, SOAP, made of rare herbs and almonds, pure, wholesome, economical. lasts for several months:- 2s- 3d- a fJoo. Dr.

Lykuski"s Valaze OPEN PORE Ci'RE banishes every trace of these disfigurements, and is an unfailing specialty for coarse and greasy skins. 2s Gd post free, a jar.

Of all leading chemists, or from the Valaze Institutes, City Chambers, Queenstreet. Auckland, and Brandon-street, Wellington.

I do so much wish it to bo understood that while I am here in Auckland I am accessible to everybody. I love to be in touch with my client. If you cannot come into the Valaze Institute, City Chambers, Queen-street, write. You cannot give mc too much trouble, If I had been afraid of taking pains, I should, not be here now. It is my part to ha honest with my clients and honest with myself. I shall see everybody -wb,o calls, And if anybody writes, J shall reply, This stay in Auckland is to be so verybrief. * HELENA RUBINSTEIN,"

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AS A WOMAN TREATETH HER COMPLEXION, SO IT IS..., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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