Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji – Oceans of Happiness

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji – Oceans of Happiness

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, FijiLocated on the island of Vanua Levu, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort overlooks the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay and offers an exclusive escape for those looking to experience magical natural surroundings and authentic Fijian traditions. With exceptional hospitality, breathtaking views, and unparalleled experiences, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort provides unique offerings for every discerning traveler. The resort has it all – adventure, romance, kids programming, eco-friendly features, and more.

The special Oceans of Happiness – Dive, Explore, Give holiday package from Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji is on your radar. Set against a spectacular coastal setting, surrounded by azure water and white sand beaches, the all-inclusive, eco-luxury resort offers an unparalleled dimension of hospitality.

Give the gift of travel with the Oceans of Happiness – Dive, Explore, Give package. What’s more, the resort will donate $100 with each booking to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, which works to protect the ocean. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, FijiThe Oceans of Happiness – Dive, Explore, Give package includes:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in an Oceanfront bure (2 nights complimentary)
  • A choice of the following for 2 adults:

–   3 x 1 tank dives for certified divers

–   A 1/2 day resort course & 1 tank dive for non-certified divers

–   3 spa treatments: a Bobo Massage, a Dilo & Aloe Body Wrap treatment, and a Hair and Scalp Therapy


Price: USD $5,512 inclusive of tax for all valid dates except May. USD $5,776 for May.

Validity:  Oct. 4 to Dec. 19, 2015; Jan. 5 to Mar. 19, 2016; and May 2016 (subject to availability)

Prices valid at time of publication

Great Savings for Seabreeze Guests

Great Savings for Seabreeze Guests

Seabreeze ResortThe romantic and intimate Seabreeze Resort, Samoa has released two amazing deals where guests can save up to $1680 Tala for two people per villa. All deals are on sale until 31 December 2015.

Stay a minimum of five nights at Seabreeze Resort and receive a $350 Tala food and beverage credit per villa, one 30-minute massage per person, Champagne breakfast daily and one way arrival transfers for two people.

Stay a minimum of seven nights at Seabreeze Resort and receive a $500 Tala food and beverage credit per villa, one 30-minute massage per person, Champagne breakfast daily and one way arrival transfers for two people.

These two deals are valid for travel until 31 March 2016 with block-out dates from 24 December 2015 to 02 January 2016.

Seabreeze Resort is the ultimate in boutique luxury, gently nestled into a private secluded bay on Samoa’s famous south east coast of Upolu.  The resort provides the ideal romantic getaway for honeymooners and couples or those seeking luxury and intimacy.

Since its re-opening in 2011, Seabreeze has become one of the most sought after resorts for total exclusivity in Samoa, winning accolades around the world.

Recent awards include winning Samoa’s Leading Hotel at the 2014 and 2013 World Travel Awards, and being voted as one of the Top 25 most Romantic resorts in the South Pacific in TripAdvisor’s “Travellers’ Choice® 2014 and voted as one of the TOP 10 resorts in the South Pacific for “Romance & Value in 2013. Seabreeze also won the 2012 New Zealand Restaurant Challenge, in 2013 it won the award for “Best innovative design and technique” and then in 2015 won Best Atmosphere and service.

Seabreeze has 11 air-conditioned villas including the ultimate Honeymoon Point House, all with ocean, lagoon or reef views and are designed to provide guests with a sense of relaxation and tranquillity.

With quality, innovative cuisine and outstanding customer service paramount, Seabreeze Resort offers three dining options including the romantic a la carte Waterfront Bar & Restaurant offering uninterrupted ocean and lagoon views, Cbreeza Pizzeria and Paulini’s Pool Bar.

From the time guests wake there is always something to experience at Seabreeze Resort. Guests can relax by the infinity pool, laze on the beach, cuddle in their private hammock, take a dip within the protection of the pristine lagoon, grab a glass kayak or snorkelling equipment and discover the beautiful underwater world in resorts private lagoon.

Seabreeze Resort has a recipe for relaxation, “when hungry you eat, when thirsty you drink, when tired you sleep and be pampered at every opportunity”.  With this motto in mind, guests can be treated to a range of totally indulgent and nurturing massages and facials in the privacy of their own villa.

A five night stay at Seabreeze Resort starts from NZ$1059 per person twin share and a seven night stay starts from NZ$1399 per person twin share.

Prices are land only and include the Tala food and beverage credit where offered, one 30-minute massage per person, daily Champagne Breakfast, personalised guest orientation, meet and greet by Seabreeze owners on arrival, use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment, Cultural afternoon on Friday’s, use of guest library, room service during restaurant hours, owners/manager onsite 24/7, use of cell phones during stay and a food platter in room for arrivals after 9pm and before 8am.

For further information and bookings contact your local travel agent or Seabreeze Resort, T; 685 7748643, email: or visit and quote booking code: SBZLS350 for offer 1 and booking code: SBZLS500 for offer 2.


Aussie bachelorette finds love in New Zealand

Aussie bachelorette finds love in New Zealand
The Bachelorette – Sam Frost

It was announced that New Zealand will be the destination for the season finale of the Australian reality series The Bachelorette – which will showcase New Zealand as the ultimate romantic destination throughout Australia.

New Zealand is the only international destination to be showcased in the series, which has seen record ratings. The finale is projected to reach over 1.4 million Australian viewers.

The final episode will see bachelorette Sam Frost make her first ever trip to New Zealand along with the two final contestants where they will experience  the romance of New Zealand’s North Island exploring the Rotorua and Auckland regions.


The stakes are high for Australia’s beautiful ‘bachelorette’ Sam Frost, who will be making her first ever visit to New Zealand with her final two lucky suitors.

The geothermal wonderland of Rotorua will provide a dramatic backdrop for the first of Sam’s two final dates. The couple will get their hearts racing white water rafting on the challenging Kaituna River before things steam up in Rotorua’s thermal luxury.

Filming took place in July 2015 and was supported by Tourism New Zealand’s International Media Programme.

Tourism New Zealand General Manager Australia, Tony Saunders was thrilled to have secured the opportunity to film the first ever Bachelorette finale in New Zealand.

The 90 minute episode will see The Bachelorette, along with her two suitors, visit Rotoura and Auckland experiencing a taste of what the regions have to offer – from white water rafting through to Waiheke Island and luxury sailing in Auckland.

Sam’s family from Melbourne will join her in New Zealand to meet the final two bachelors. Sam will then choose ‘the one’ at the finalrose ceremony in one of the Matakana Coast area regional parks, north of Auckland.

“We’re confident the final episode will inspire viewers to consider what New Zealand has to offer and make the short trip across the Tasman,” says Tony.

Reflecting on her trip, The Bachelorette Sam Frost, said New Zealand literally took her breath away. “I absolutely loved it. New Zealand is stunning! I couldn’t get over how gorgeous it was. All of the people in New Zealand were so lovely and welcoming and there is still so much more I want to explore.”

The season finale airs on Network TEN on Thursday, 22 October and will be supported with social media activity and a consumer promotion in conjunction with Network TEN.

Creating a beautiful skin – special offer

Creating a beautiful skin – special offer

Read the article HERE first, and then take advantage of this fab offer from Beauty for Everybody …

Creating a beautiful skinOFFER

In a sanctuary of relaxation, treat yourself to this Facial package for $498 and create flawless, beautiful skin for the big day.

  • In-depth skin consultation
  • A course of 3 advanced skincare treatments (over 6 week period)
  • Revitalising eye treatment
  • $70 towards skincare of your choice to support in-salon treatment
  • A full body spray tan trial (one month prior to the wedding)

Corinna’s professional and skilled approach to skincare ensures results that will exceed your expectation.

Call 09–576 2673 to book in advance, terms and conditions apply




Creating a beautiful skin

Creating a beautiful skin

Creating a beautiful skinAdvice with integrity to create beautiful skin through optimal skin health

By Corinna Gerber


Whether your wedding theme is designed around brilliant white sands or soft silk and luxurious lace, a beautiful and radiant skin is on the top of every wedding wish list … and so it should be!

Whether you are the bride, mother of the bride, part of the wedding party or one of the special guests, everyone wants to look gorgeous. Creating a flawless canvas for your wedding makeup is achievable, if planned well in advance, resulting in picture-perfect photos and stunning memories. Most people prefer lighter, more natural makeup, and how your skin looks and feels ultimately determines the type of makeup you will wear.

The longer you have, the better prepared you can be. With the right guidance, caring for your skin can be straightforward and simple, providing rewarding results, and a skin that delivers compliments and confidence.

In my opinion, a beautiful skin is created from a combination of aspects that originate from a healthy skin. Here are a few strategies and tips to get you started:

–       Make time for downtime

Enjoy consistent facial treatments to de-stress and keep your skin nourished and healthy! Choose a professional therapist who is trained to provide expert advice and who can offer the most effective skin treatments available, customised to your age and condition. The right therapist will be committed to helping you overcome your skincare concerns and inspire noticeable change to achieve your skincare goals.

Creating a beautiful skin–       Be serious about skincare

Our skin is a reflection of who we are; it changes and evolves over time, just as we do. My philosophy is simply to combine the synergy of science together with my skills and expertise, to deliver treatments and home care designed to meet your personal requirements, within an affordable and uncomplicated routine. A quality and easy to manage skin care regime is achievable for everyone.

–       Eat well and nourish your way to great skin

Stock your pantry with the right snacks, like nuts and seeds, fruit high in vitamin C, pomegranates, tomatoes and even the odd piece of dark chocolate. These healthy options contain vital nutrients to help boost skin’s natural moisture and essential antioxidants. Not only are these options good for your skin, but they can also be healthy treats in a calorie-controlled diet … just perfect!

–       Exercise and fresh air

Take advantage of the natural beauty that is close to where you live; stroll along a beach or through your local park. Yoga and Pilates are becoming increasingly popular forms of exercise and offer the dual benefit of relaxation. Building up a sweat helps flush cellular debris out of the system, almost like cleansing your skin from the inside. Exercise aids circulation, which helps to keep your skin healthy and vibrant.

Creating a beautiful skin–       Ease Stress

Preparing for a wedding can be a busy and stressful time with smaller get-togethers leading up to the big event, as well as a honeymoon that you still want to look your best for. By creating a self-care ritual and allowing yourself a few minutes at the start and end of each day to develop a consistent skincare regime, you will discover rewarding results, a definite improvement in your skin, and a happier and more relaxed you!




Bijoux for the bon vivant

Bijoux for the bon vivant

Global fashion week season is kicking off and to celebrate our favourite event – Paris Fashion Week – Pascoes the Jewellers is curating a selection of covetable bijoux fit for the most stylish Parisian.

From pendants and precious metals to mismatched trends there’s something for every discerning fashionista.

As we know, anything goes at fashion week. So now you can channel your street-smart Gallic personality with unbalanced on-trend looks. Varying in colour or symmetry or length – beauty can always be found in the imperfect. Mix and match drop earrings with studs, or edgy bangles with softer pieces.

Bijoux for the bon vivant
Top row (left to right): Sterling Silver 15x65mm Diamond Cut Bangle Reg. $199, 9ct Cross Studs Reg. $89, 9ct Stud Drop Earrings Reg. $279. Middle row: 9ct Two Tone Diamond Cut Huggies Reg. $149, 9ct Pyramid Studs Reg. $99. Bottom row: Sterling Silver 60mm Black & White CZ Bangle Reg $179., 9ct Infinity Ring Reg. $149
















You may prefer to stick with the traditional Parisian style of pearls and diamonds – some classics are always in vogue. Delicate drop earrings and precious gems pay homage to the true ladies of leisure.

Bijoux for the bon vivant
Top row (left to right): 9ct Synthetic Ruby Drop Earrings Reg. $199, Sterling Silver CZ Studs Reg. $39, 9ct Synthetic Emerald & Diamond Earrings Reg. $299, Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Bracelet with Disc Reg. $99
Bottom row: Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl & Crystal Halo Pendant Reg. $35, 9ct Eiffel Tower Diamond Pendant $99, Sterling Silver Black & White CZ Earrings Reg. $79, 9ct Synthetic Sapphire & Diamond Ring Reg. $425









Murad presents a powerful pout

Murad presents a powerful pout

Murad presents a powerful poutMurad’s® Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips is a brand NEW treatment that allows you to smile without fear of deepening fine lines and wrinkles around your pout. Formulated with specialised ingredients proven to reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines and wrinkles, increase volume and provide long-lasting hydration to lips – this treatment delivers both immediate and long-term results for more youthful skin.

This lightweight anti-aging lip treatment is specifically formulated to combat the visible signs of aging on and around the lips whilst restoring youthful structure over time. The fast-acting formula features an anti-aging peptide blend that delivers micronized collagen amino acids to plump fine lines and wrinkles.

The translucent serum promotes natural collagen and elastin production for lasting resilience, with 77% of users seeing visible improvement of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips and 81% of users noticing plumper and more youthful looking lips after just one week*.

Mushroom Sprout Extracts encourage micro-circulation to enhance volume and make lips appear plump, Apple Extracts impart skin with long-lasting hydration while Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid balance moisture levels to provide superior absorption and application, leaving you with nourished, silky soft lips.

“While smiling and laughing can contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles around the lip area, I believe this expression of happiness is one of the more important parts of our wellbeing,” says Howard Murad, M.D, FAAD, founder of Murad, Inc. and the Inclusive Health® movement.

“Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips will help give my patients and customers the freedom to express their happiness without worrying about the wrinkles it may leave.”

Designed for use directly on the lips as well as around the entire mouth area, the non-sticky formula goes on clear and can be worn alone, underneath lip colour or other makeup products.

TO USE: Smooth a thin layer over lips and area around the lips. Use under lipstick, gloss or balm. Reapply throughout the day as needed.

*In a Murad® sponsored study. Individual results may vary.

Murad products are available exclusively through Caci nationwide, or online at


Tick hydrating skin off your to-do list

Tick hydrating skin off your to-do list

Tick hydrating skin off your to-do listFeel like there’s never enough hours in the day to get through everything? Sukin totally understand, which is why they’ve developed incredibly effective products that don’t require lots of time or money to use, so you can cross hydrating your skin off the to-do list for good.

Enriched with the anti-ageing properties of pomegranate and rose hip oil to combat dry skin, Sukin ROSE HIP Hydrating Day Cream is a skincare staple you’ll never want to be without.

It’s perfect to use every morning and cleansing. Simply massage gently into your face, neck and décolletage.

Why it’s so good;

  • Rose Hip hydrates and provides vital nutrients for skin.
  • Kakadu plum is an ultra-high source of Vitamin C to aid skin elasticity.
  • Pomegranate acts and an anti-inflammatory to deliver a balanced, radiant complexion.
  • Avocado replaces lost moisture.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Like all Sukin products, the Hydrating Day Cream is free of sulphates, animal derivatives, parabens, propylene glycol, harsh detergents, mineral oils, triethanolamine, synthetic fragrances and parabens. That mean it’s jam packed with all natural goodies your skin will love you for.

RRP: $28.99 120ml

If you love it as much as we do, let us know;

@sukinskincare   or #sukinnz

Stockists; Sukin products are available at Farmers, pharmacies and health stores nationwide.


Microbeads Off The Menu

Microbeads Off The Menu

Microbeads Off The MenuWhile many multinational beauty companies are pledging to phase out plastic microbeads, one multimillion dollar Kiwi skincare company is leading the charge in New Zealand with the launch of its new microbead-free exfoliator.

Xtend-Life Natural Products’ Age-Defying Exfoliator Scrub refines and renews skin without using plastic microbeads that contaminate the world’s waterways and oceans.

The 5 GYES Institute, Microbeads: Face to Fish

  • A tube of face wash can contain over 330,000 microbeads
  • 1,147 personal cleansing products around the world contain micro-plastic particles abrasives (microbeads), employed as an exfoliant
  • 663 species of marine wildlife are affected by plastic pollution through ingestion or entanglement
  • Micro-plastic particles attract other pollutants in the environment including PCBs, flame-retardants, and other industrial chemicals
  • Many sewerage treatment facilities do not capture synthetic, floating particles the size of microbeads that are only about 0.5 mm in diameter
  • During heavy rains some treatment facilities let sewerage overflow directly into ourwaterways
  • 43,000 plastic particles per square kilometre were found by 5 Gyres in Lake Erie – the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes in North America
  • A single plastic particle can absorb up to 1,000,000 times more toxic chemicals than the water around it

Microbeads are tiny, non-biodegradable plastic particles made of polyethylene that absorb toxins from other pollutants and contaminate the world’s water supply. They pose a significant threat to all marine ecosystems and are readily consumed by various species of aquatic life, passing directly into the food chain.

Many water treatment plants in New Zealand and around the world are not equipped to filter or breakdown synthetic, floating plastic particles, says Xtend-Life founder and chairman Warren Matthews.

“Plastic microbeads replaced natural abrasives such as pumice due to their low cost and have made their way into thousands of personal care products,” he says. “These products are washed down drains and enter the world’s water supply where they can survive for more than 100 years.”

Xtend-Life refuses to use plastic microbeads in any of its products, formulating its new Age-Defying Exfoliator Scrub from naturally-derived volcanic stone pumice and powdered apple peel.

“When it comes to environmental matters, too often people make commitments promising to do things in the future,” says Xtend-Life beauty ambassador Angela Stone.

“But with man-made waste applying serious pressure to our natural resources, we feel this is simply not good enough. We’ve already seen the impacts larger plastics have had on our marine life, but mircoplastics are even more widely dispersed. Once ingested, these compounds and anything they have absorbed can move up the food chain.”

The Netherlands was the first country to announce its intent to ban the manufacture and sale of cosmetic products containing microbeads by 2016. New Jersey passed its own bill banning the use of microbeads in personal care products and over-the-counter drugs last month (23 March 2015), becoming the second U.S. state, behind Illinois, to do so.

Warren says a prohibition against mircoplastics is the only way to prevent pollution and further damage to our waterways and fragile marine ecosystem.

“We urge the New Zealand government to join us in our fight to stop the manufacture and sale of plastic microbeads in all personal care and consumer products in this country,” he says.

Microbeads are found in scores of personal care products including toothpaste, face and body cleansers, sunscreens, shampoos, soaps and moisturisers, but Warren warns these polyethylene beads can actually tear the skin.

Xtend-Life proudly stands behind its claim of not using microbeads or any synthetic ingredients that could potentially harm the environment.

Xtend-Life’s Age-Defying Exfoliating Scrub is designed to exfoliate, refine and renew the skin without damaging the environment. Its unique combination of coarse and fine grinds of rhyolite – a natural volcanic stone pumice – and powdered apple peel removes dead skin cells, unclog pores and support healthy circulation beneath the skin to reveal a natural, healthy glow.

The product has a light, natural scent and is packed full of natural ingredients including Manuka honey, Shea butter, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, Kiwifruit extract and avocado oil to nourish the skin.

Angela says Xtend-Life is breaking way from the perception that exfoliators should only be used to combat young, oily and/or acne prone skin.

“While our exfoliator is suitable for those skin types, it is also formulated with moisture rich emollients, beautifully soothing oils and fruit extracts to nourish the skin without leaving it greasy,” she says.

“It is the perfect product to buff away dead skin cells to leave your skin feeling smooth, moisturised and radiant. The best part is with each and every use, you can feel good knowing that you are not applying toxic chemicals to your skin or contaminating the world’s waterways and oceans.”

Stone says the older a person, the more they should exfoliate.

Xtend-Life recommends that 25 to 35-year-olds should exfoliate once each week, while 35 to 45- year-olds should exfoliate twice and those aged over 45 years, three times per week. As skin can be sensitive after exfoliating, it is best to follow-up with Xtend-Life’s Restorative Night Cream.

To learn more about Xtend-Life’s Age-Defying Exfoliating Scrub, visit

Xtend-Life Natural Products promotes marine conservation and advocates against the use of harmful cosmetic ingredients via its website

To align with this year’s 45th anniversary of Earth Day (22 April 2015), Xtend-Life has launched a new-look Xtend-Ocean Life website which now features valuable, educational resources for children.


Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel

Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel


The winter season is well and truly here, and with it comes not only frosty weather but also dull, dry and dehydrated skin. With evenings often spent rugged up in the warm indoors, skin can easily lose moisture, leading to dryness and noticeably uneven skin tone. Manuka Doctor’s amazing NEW facial peel can revitalise your complexion and dramatically improve skin imperfections in minutes!

The NEW Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel is a versatile facial peel designed to improve the firmness of the skin, reduce fine lines and refine texture. The refreshing formulation goes straight to work to deep clean and purify the skin, stimulate collagen production to uncover radiant smoother younger-looking skin.

The powerful combination of anti-bacterial Manuka Oil and the innovative core ingredient of Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) form a potent combination of enzymes, peptides and amino acids that is effective on all levels of the skin and perfect to have the skin looking it best prior to summer. Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel is also an effective alternative treatment to antibiotic therapy for acne/breakouts, a problem that affects over 50% of women throughout their adult lives.

“Women are leading busy lives where stress, hormones, diet and environment can all contribute to break-outs at times so a deep cleanse with Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel helps keep your skin looking its beautiful best all year round. Combining the signature ingredients of Purified Bee Venom (PBVTM) and Manuka Honey with fruit extracts and botanicals, the skin is left glowing and at its naked best.”
Nicola Macfarlane, Manuka Doctor Spokesperson

DIRECTIONS: After cleansing, dry face thoroughly and apply Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel to the whole face, smoothing into a thin and even layer. Leave plenty of space around the mouth, eyes and eyebrows.

HANDY HINT: If you have applied a surplus layer, use the peel that has already been removed to wipe away any excess that is left on your skin.

Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel RRP $35.95


NOTE: All Manuka Doctor products are dermatologically tested. Always read the label and use only as directed.  Manuka Doctor products should not be used by people allergic to bee stings.


STOCKIST DETAILS: Manuka Doctor products are available online at The Manuka Doctor concept Store, 1 Quay Street, Auckland City, selected pharmacies and department stores nationwide.  For more information or to locate your nearest stockist please visit or phone 09 300-3025.