Gal Gadot had a pretty successful 2017 with the Blockbuster hit Wonder Woman and it looks as though she’s about to make 2018 her year too and be prepared to see her face a lot more frequently. Gal has been named the face of beauty brand Revlon’s newest campaign, Live Boldly. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdvEefjAGKi/?hl=en&taken-by=gal_gadot The Wonder Woman...
I’ve spent a lot of time in my life feeling less than happy with my looks, and as much as I love social media I know there have been times where it’s affected my self-esteem. When you’re constantly scrolling through images of people who all look a certain way and have a certain body shape […]
B for Beautiful Give the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas with asap super B complex serum. Asap super B Complex is a fast acting, multi-functional serum that increases skin hydration, calms and visibly reduces redness. A high concentration of Niacinamide targets pigmentation, while Red Clover Flower helps reduce the appearance of pores and Licorice...
Following the discovery of biochemical mechanisms that can repair our DNA, it can be said that the latest development in skincare technology is revolutionary. The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in England, Paul Modrich of Duke University School of Medicine, and...
Many a times we’ve seen orange patches and streaks that would be described as anything but artistic. Albeit it being a ‘fake’ tan, you most definitely want to avoid the tragic mishap of being a walking fluorescent light. Make sure your body hair is removed at least 24 hours prior to tanning. Nair Sensitive Shower...
Christmas is on the way and it’s probably around this time that you’ll begin thinking about what the hell to buy everyone. As Christmas is a time of giving it seems appropriate to spend some time finding the perfect gifts for your besties, or even a cheeky little gift for yourself. Whether your bestie is […]
We all know how pretty curls can look but I know from hearing from my curly haired friends it’s not always an easy feat taming them for the day. Creative Director for Sebastian Professional ANZ, Brad Lepper, gave us the run down on what challenges he hears from clients with curly hair again and again […]
It’s time. It’s finally time to throw caution to the wind and go full festive. One of my favourite parts of the start of the Holiday season is checking out the Lush Christmas line. It’s back for another year and even bigger and better. Whether you’re buying for yourself or looking for a gift for […]
The last few years spent working in hospitality wreaked absolute havoc on my skin. My hands were pretty much scaly, sore and cracked 24/7. Since then I’ve tried scores of products to try and get my skin back under control. The one thing I’ve noticed make a big difference is changing out soaps. Comvita, who […]
The end of the working week is finally here, and I know I for one, can’t wait to spend some time relaxing. The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax, have a glass of vino and treat yourself a little. One great way to unwind and de-stress is having a bath and giving […]
There’s an old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but I’m sure we’re all guilty of buying a product simply because it looks appealing. Even if it’s that subconsciously, we’re drawn to things that catch our eye and if there’s a choice between two unknown beauty products we’d probably go with whichever one […]
Hair and beauty products are a great way for us to express ourselves. We can switch up our look every single day depending on how we’re feeling. We live in an age where it’s important to empower ourselves and express our own individuality. This idea of embracing individuality has inspired hair care icons Toni & […]
My philosophy is that it’s always good to know what it is exactly that you’re putting onto your skin. With the release of Clarins newest Double Serum I took a deeper look at what was actually in this product. Plus how its new star ingredient, turmeric, can help give you younger and more revitalised looking […]
It’s the time of year when festive beauty collections are being dropped left, right and centre, and I for one am loving it! MAC Cosmetics are one such brand who have recently dropped their holiday range, MAC Snowball and the products will have you starstruck. We decided to give you a quick rundown on what […]
Three years ago Bonnie Howland, 21, decided she wanted to create a beauty product that would be sustainable, ethical and change the world in the process. This month her dream finally became one step closer to reality. With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for her brand Indigo + Iris. Indigo + Iris aim to...
Tis (almost) the season for Christmas cheer, and if you’re one of those people who actually organises Christmas presents early we have some good news for you. On November 9 the MECCA Holiday 2017 collection will officially be available to buy. Whether you’re looking for a Xmas gift for a beauty obsessed friend or a […]
This September, the Clarins team launched their newest skin care innovation, the reformulated and improved Clarins Double Serum. If you’ve tried any of the 7 earlier generations of this product you’ll already know this Serum is a must-have for getting youthful and radiant skin. This newest version does not disappoint and contributes some impressive, […]
Skin by Ecostore is a natural skin care range who strive to create thoughtfully crafted skin care. Along with New Zealand’s cell regenerating Marine Algae and grape seed extract they often use blackcurrant oil in their products. But what makes blackcurrant oil so special? The blackcurrant oil Ecostore use is from Nelson and is a […]
This October marks MECCA Cosmetica’s 20th birthday and to celebrate there’s a ton of exclusive beauty products being released from now until Boxing day. It all began 20 years ago, in a small store in Melbourne and now there’s over 80 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand! Since then it has become the go-to place […]
We all want the fastest route to youthful-looking skin. Customers are faced with a vast array of product choices claiming to deliver on this promise, but this new one from Clarins may just be all that you need to complete your Beauty Program. Double Serum has been Clarins’ iconic complete age-control formula since its launch […]
Perhaps the most highly anticipated makeup collection of the year, Gigi Hadid X Maybelline is almost on its way to New Zealand stores. The Gigi Hadid X Maybelline collection will be available for Kiwi makeup lovers to buy this December, just two months after the US and UK release. The timing also means the collection […]
October is upon us and while there’s still a few weeks left before you need to perfect your Halloween makeup, it’s always good to be prepared! Using makeup as part of your costume is great if you don’t want to have to spend money on an outfit you might only wear once and there’s so […]
e.l.f cosmetics have just dropped their newest makeup collection that is perfect for active women. Most makeup isn’t made to withstand a workout at the gym which can be a problem if you go straight to the gym from work. I’ve ended up working out with full on raccoon eyes far too many times. The […]
The hair care magicians over at Garnier have created an all-new version of their crowd pleasing Garnier Fructis shampoo. Inspired by super fruits they’ve created some shampoos that will give you super hair as well as smelling super good. There are eight ranges each with a different super fruit to target specific hair needs. I […]
It may not quite be October yet – but Lush’s newest Halloween collection will leave you feeling bewitched. Lush are pretty much the queens of making amazing bath and skin products and this newest themed collection is no different. You can expect pumpkin shaped bath bombs, black rose lip tints, and bubble bars in the […]
I’m always on the look-out for natural skincare products that will actually bring me results. But it can be hard to know what to choose with so many options out there! Recently, I found out about a New Zealand based company, R&B Group, who have created a skin care serum that’s both natural and scientifically […]
The 2017 Wella Professionals Trend Vision Awards are almost here. A group of finalists from New Zealand and Australia compete for a place in the international Trend Vision competition this October. To mark this exciting occasion we had a chat with Trend Vision judge and Creative Director for TONI&GUY New Zealand Bronwyn Illingworth to find […]
Kendall recently shared her two-minute everyday makeup routine with everyone and of course who wouldn’t take notes of the model’s go-to look? Being super busy and having a crazy schedule 24/7 doesn’t give her much time to do her makeup. She shared her quick and easy makeup look and it looks really easy to replicate! […]
Makeup lovers rejoice! The Balm has brought out some brand spanking new products that you’ll definitely want in your makeup bag. The Balm have teamed up with New Zealand Fashion Week so that their new products will be debuted at the New Generation show. They’ll also be available to buy from the the beauty hub during NZFW. […]
The popularity of face masks seems to have exploded over the last year or so and they’re about to be taken to the next level. In the form of glitter face masks. While we’re already seeing the glitter trend in festival makeup now you can lather your entire face in the stuff to improve your […]
A new study has suggested, that rather worryingly, many common salon hair treatments including hair dye, could increase the risk of breast cancer. Research done at Rutgers University recently published a study that showed an alarming increase when women used dark hair dye and chemical relaxers. Using these treatments increased the chances of developing the […]
Who doesn’t wish they could get a better nights sleep? While it seems like there may be no quick way to send yourself into dreamland, Lush’s “Sleepy” lotion is being hailed as the cure for insomnia. This body lotion was insanely popular when Lush released it during July and now it’s back for a limited […]
It’s often called the “5-minute facial lift” and now NuFACE is taking the world by storm. This interesting device first gained major interest after Miranda Kerr showed it off in her wedding makeup video. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWwLPpGjVDq/?taken-by=mynuface Now NuFACE will be launching in Mecca Cosmetica stores this October. For Miranda’s gorgeous wedding look- after spraying her face […]
The Dove self esteem project has launched in New Zealand with the aim to change 18,000 young Kiwis lives. The project provides parents, teachers and mentors with self esteem building programmes. Including ‘Confident me’ which is a resource for teachers to help improve boost self esteem and reduce body image concerns. There’s also ‘Uniquely me’ […]
If you recognise these faces you would’ve probably seen some of their makeup tutorials on YouTube as famous beauty gurus Desi Perkins and Lustrelux. Best friends Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot have worked on their first ever exclusive makeup collection for two years with Anna, the CEO of DOSE of Colors. This collection is very […]
The Body Shop have long since been a favourite for many of us. They’re well known for bringing us ethically sourced products and being against animal testing, so it’s always exciting to see what new products they’ve been making. The Body Shop was created by Dame Anita Roddick in 1976 when she began mixing her […]
You may think you’ve seen it all when it comes to eyeliner, I mean how many types can there be? You have your usual four forms- pencil, gel, liquid and crayon but the team at MAC Cosmetics have taken eyeliner to a place where it has never gone before. Introducing the MAC Rollerwheel Liquid Liner MAC […]
We’re finally into the final month of Winter, rejoice! However, we’re still in for a bit more chilly weather as last week contained the coldest night of the year. So if you’re feeling a bit down over all the rain, or battling of a case of the sniffles, we have some winter essentials you need […]
The Queen of natural lipsticks, Karen Murrell has been selling an average of 9.5 lipsticks every minute worldwide. Which is one lipstick every 6.3 seconds! With their top-selling colour being ‘Coral dawn’. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTHYm01ApTb/?taken-by=karenmurrellnz&hl=en So if you’re a fan of these pretty lip products get excited. Karen Murrell is about to launch a brand new line. […]
Here’s the perfect excuse to put your boldest lippie on- this Saturday marks National Lipstick Day! National Lipstick Day is an event where we can all celebrate the magic and power that one little bullet holds. To celebrate this day MAC has a very special offer for anyone who visits one of their stores on […]