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Eestlased Eestis 14 Dec 2012  Eesti Elu
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Päri/päeva ("daywards"), i.e. clockwise from the top are: MO$HI's "liiga ilus" lip balm (huule/palsam), a wooden tree ornament, a tin with JOIK huule/läige (lip gloss), a Soviet-era glass ornament in the shape of a walnut (kreeka/pähkel), incense (viiruk), a reflector pin (helkur), a candle holder for the tree (Danger! Danger!) and necklace made of felted wool, hugging another antique glass ornament. Photo: Riina Kindlam

These items are almost all locally made and picked up in Tallinn's vanalinn; the old town. Details: the lip balm stick is by a Pärnu-based keha/hooldus/toodete (body care product) company called MO$HI, which has given all its products various funny, teasing Estonian names. This huule/palsam is called "liiga ilus" – too beautiful. It cost 3,90 euros at Nu Nordik on Vabaduse väljak. ( 100% looduslik (natural).

The small lip ointment in the metal case is by local brand JOIK, which started its road to success making scented candles and has now branched out to include soaps and body care products. It describes its "Magusad huuled" (Sweet Lips) lip balm with honey "toitev ja niisutav huule/võie magusa meega" – nourishing and moisturising lip butter with sweet honey. NB: või is butter, võie is either a cream / salve or spreadable edible product. The all-natural huule/võie was 4 euros at Oma Asi, Saiakang 4. (Great little store, all Estonian goods, ( (Loe edasi: Eesti Elu 14. dets. paberlehest)
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