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Name: Jo-Ann Strauss
Occupation: television personality, model, MC, businesswomen and former Miss South Africa
Location: Cape Town

We've all seen her looking gorgeous on TV's Top Billing, but have you caught her teasing the camera crew for her new Lux commercials? Yip, our very own Jo-Anne has joined the ranks of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Sarah Jessica Parker in representing international beauty brand Lux's Beauty Body Wash range. "This is a huge honour for me," she says, but we couldn't think of a more fitting face. After all, she's genuinely lovely (inside and out) and does have skin to die for. Naturally, this made me uber-exited to find out just what the ravishing Ms Strauss relied on to assist in amping up her natural good looks. And this is what she revealed:

Her most basic make-up must-haves are MAC Blot Film, MAC Lipglass in Prrr, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Black and MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon, (an intense matte black shade). She's also a huge fan of MAC Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black, saying that it's "almost her trademark". 
 
When it comes to skin care, Jo-Ann says she's "very low maintenance". She likes Avene face wash ("A Swiss or French brand – my man got me hooked on it") and Oil of Olay face creams. Her top skin care tips are "never go to bed with make-up on, no matter how tired you are" and look for day creams with a good SPF. Body-wise, she's hooked on The Body Shop Cocoa Butter body butter. "My man loves it," she reveals, adding that he even calls her Coco!

As far as hair care goes, she swears by salon "lustre treatments after long away shoots" and loves the Sunsilk shampoo and conditioner for curly hair.
 
Now it's time for a few quick questions!

What's your ultimate beauty indulgence?  
A full day at the spa – though I've never actually had one! I've just come back from Thailand and had a massage over there which totally relaxed me – in 30 minutes!
 
What colour nail polishes will you be rocking this season?
An almost fluorescent pink and corals – I love the playfulness of the new shades for summer.
 
Quick – turf out your handbag. What beauty goods do you have stashed in there?
I carry everything in my handbag. I have the usual lip gloss (or three), hair conditioner, perfume (I'm lusting after Bvlgari Omnia Green Jade at the moment!), eye drops, waterless hand cleanser, hand cream, mosquito repellent (I'm not sure why this is in my bag?), a detangling brush, MAC bronzer, a toothbrush and toothpaste, the list goes on...

What perfume do you wear?
I hoard perfumes! I love all the Bvlgari scents, Ralph Lauren Ralph, Gucci Rush and Envy Me – I love the cheekiness of the name too.
 
If we had to snoop around in your bathroom (and we sooo would given the chance), what would we find in your shower or around your bath?
You'll only find Lux body washes in my bathroom – Kiss Me is my favourite!
 
Finally, a few last words of beauty advice for the girls at w24.co.za?
Drink lots of water and moisturise!