Specialist Skincare by Arture

Specialist Skincare by Arture

Specialist Skincare by ArtureArture is a specialist skincare brand that uses natural ingredients to produce Medispa results.

They believe that nature offers the best ingredients for our skin, so they use simple formulations with no synthetic chemicals or preservatives … and produce amazing products that brings you visible results first time, every time.

All Arture products are 100% natural, made in New Zealand, and they never ever test on animals. CLICK HERE to see the ingredients they use!

Arture have discovered the art of nature, and now they are sharing nature’s beauty with you.

Firstly, there’s a Resurfacing Microdermabrasion Cream. But what exactly is microdermabrasion? It’s a cosmetic treatment that uses a mechanical medium such as crystals or diamonds to exfoliate the epidermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin that continues to shed dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion treatments slough off the dead skin cells to reveal the fresh new skin cells underneath, stimulating collagen production, and dramatically improving the appearance of the skin.

Arture Resurfacing Microdermabrasion Cream replicates dermatologist’s microdermabrasion treatment by removing dead skin cells, thereby stimulating collagen production and skin regeneration. The microcrystals in the cream absorb dead skin cells while natural botanicals and vitamins nourish your skin underneath. This will visibly improve the appearance of acne, fine lines, pores, spots, scars and stretch marks.

How to use it: Apply a thin layer of cream to damp skin, gently massage in circles until the cream dries and fall away from skin, rinse off residue with warm water and moisturise. Repeat treatment every one to two weeks for long-term benefits.

Specialist Skincare by ArtureWhy is Microdermabrasion so effective?  People who try microdermabrasion are often surprised at the dramatic improvements they see after just one treatment. This is because the dead skin cells that do not fall away from the skin can collect sweat, oil, environmental pollutants, makeup, and dirt before it completely sheds and falls away from our skin. These dead skin cells create the perfect environment for bacteria, fungus, and skin mites to grow. This layer of dead cells also exaggerates our skin folds, fine lines, skin texture, and pores to make it more visible to our eyes.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion can benefit anyone at any age, with any skin colour, and skin type, without going through more time consuming and invasive procedures. You can expect to see improvements to the tone, texture, colour, and condition of the areas after just one treatment. It is especially effective for:

  • Oily skin
  • Clogged pores
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne
  • Fine lines
  • Scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull or poor skin texture
  • Sun spots and damage

The physical massaging of the skin while performing microdermabrasion also increases blood circulation, and helps lymph flow, which speeds up the detoxification of the skin and further promotes the health and appearance of the skin.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle skin treatment that does not require down time. It is non-invasive, as it only removes the flaws at the outermost layer of the skin. It is often called the ‘lunch time facial’ as it can be completed within 20 minutes and makeup can be applied immediately. This is the ‘go to’ treatment for many celebrities use when they need to refresh the appearance of their skin right before a big event.

Skincare after Microdermabrasion: It is important to use a moisturiser and protect the skin from the sun after a microdermabrasion treatment. Avoid sun exposure for a few days immediately after the treatment if possible. When the fresh new skin cells are exposed after a treatment, it will take up more of the products you apply to the skin. You will see an increased effect for any products applied, so take advantage of this by using non-irritating nourishing products for the skin to rejuvenate. Exposed new skin cells also means that any irritating products may cause more sensitivity. Products such as glycolic acids, alpha hydroxyl acids, and retinol products, and fragrances should be avoided right after the treatment.

Specialist Skincare by ArtureSecondly, there’s Rose Water Glow Mist … Arture’s Rose Water Glow Mist is a 100% natural, moisturising makeup setting spray that creates a dewy glow to your complexion. This product gives the skin a smooth, glowing complexion with the hydrating and beautifying properties of rose water and rosehip oil.

Recommended use:  Lightly spray mist the skin while holding the bottle 30cm away from the face. This versatile and light moisturising spray can be used on skin before makeup to prepare, hydrate, and nourish the skin. Spray on sparingly after makeup to set and create a dewy finish to complexion. Use anytime to hydrate and protect the skin from environmental damages.



Style tips – Plus size bridesmaids

Style tips – Plus size bridesmaids

Style tips - Plus size bridesmaidsby Peter Minkoff

As your wedding day is approaching, we know that there are too many things on your mind – starting with a wedding dress, food and drink selection, and picking a venue. However, there’s one more important task to accomplish, which is finding perfect dresses for your bridesmaids. This can get a bit tricky if some of them are plus-size, especially if you’re not experienced at plus-size shopping. If that’s the case, stay with us and learn about five useful tips that’ll help you accomplish this task like a pro!

Check the size range first

Before making a decision on the style of the dresses your bridesmaids will wear, you should check the size range available in stores. The truth is that many popular brands offer just up to size 16, with just a couple of models in 18 or 20, which is simply not good enough. If you really want a dress that’ll work for all your bridesmaids, make sure to find a store which offers models in sizes 0-24 because that’s the key to success!

Style tips - Plus size bridesmaidsMake sure to hide their insecurities in the best possible way

Since a bride is usually the one who picks the bridesmaids’ dresses, it’s her responsibility to choose appropriate styles that’ll hide her bridesmaids’ insecurities in the best possible way. Remember that lace butterfly sleeves are amazing for camouflaging upper arms, whereas A-line skirts do the trick for larger legs and bottoms. Fabrics such as chiffon provide a flowing look which is the best for covering a problematic belly.

Accentuate their attributes

Selecting a number of styles that emphasise different body features is essential. Accentuating your bridesmaids’ attributes is what should concern you as much as camouflaging their flaws, so talk to them and find out what their favourite body part is. A sweetheart neckline is fantastic for emphasising their bust, whereas off-the-shoulder and V-neckline styles are exactly what they need for elongating the neck and showing off their defined collarbone.

Style tips - Plus size bridesmaidsChoose a flattering style

You want your bridesmaids to feel comfortable in their dresses, so make sure to take their wishes into consideration before making a final decision. A fit-and-flare style is among the most desired since it creates a stunning hourglass figure your gals will be proud of. An empire cut is also one of the top picks. In fact, any dress that cinches at the waist will do wonders for your lovely bridesmaids. If you’re up for a semi-formal or informal wedding, you can always let them choose plus size dresses that can be worn on a daily basis once the reception is over!

Avoid too shiny fabrics

Very shiny fabrics, such as taffeta, charmeuse, and high-shine satin, are a huge ‘no’ when it comes to plus-size bridesmaids’ dresses. Make sure to stay away from them as much as possible. These are not recommended since they are likely to create a visual enlargement, which is definitely not what your bridesmaids want. Instead, opt for lace or organza, which are beyond flattering for a plus-size figure.

As you can see, picking dresses for your plus-size bridesmaids can be a piece of cake if you know what to look for. There are particular things you need to pay extra attention to, such as the selection of materials and styles. Besides that, you should make sure that those dresses cover their insecurities and accentuate the main attributes at the same time. Once that’s done, you can be sure that your bridesmaids will be happy with the styles you’ve picked for them, without exception!

The Ultimate Shave

The Ultimate Shave

The Ultimate ShaveWhen it comes to enjoying the ultimate shave, it’s not just about the quality of the blade you’re using. The right preparation can so often be the difference between a good shave and a bad one. The last thing a groom-to-be wants or needs, is a bad shave on the morning of the wedding, leaving the skin red, irritated and looking like he’s just finished a game of rugby!

We spoke to the team at American Crew and got the inside info on how to get the best shave possible.

Start with Ultra Gliding Shave Oil to soften the beard. It will prepare the skin for a close and comfortable shave without leaving any oily residue.

Follow with Precision Shave Gel which will provide an accurate shave for normal or thin beard types. There’s also a Moisturizing Shave Cream is non-foaming. When combined with warm water, it creates a protective barrier on your skin, ensuring that the razor glides. You could also opt for their Protective Shave Foam, an extra creamy formula designed to protect and moisturise the skin.

Once you’ve rinsed your razor, the Revitalizing Toner will calm any irritation that may have resulted from your shave, moisturise the skin and close the pores.

So, before you blame your blade for your next bad shave, we suggest you stop using plain old soap and water, and fill your bathroom cabinets with American Crew’s shaving range. You’ll be blessed with the ultimate shaving performance with the benefit of great skin care … and isn’t that packaging just gorgeous!



Doe, A Female Deere

Doe, A Female DeereDoe, A Female Deere

If you’re unicorn deprived, or perhaps living under a rock you may not know who Doe Deere is. Not to worry, we’ll get you up to speed on what’s missing in your life. Doe Deere, the founder of Lime Crime Cosmetics of Los Angeles, California is a female entrepreneur, animal rights supporter and philanthropist. All this is packaged in a packaged in a colorful e-commerce unicorn goddess who will have you looking to her for not only makeup, but a role model and self described “girlie girl” to boot.

Inspired out of necessity and creativity, this once thought to be only appropriate for Halloween makeup maven is bringing new trends about face. Launching hair colors that will not only make you scream, they will have you rethinking your existence. Vegan and cruelty free pigments with such funky colors as “dirty mermaid” and “strawberry jam” will have you refreshing your shipping status so frequently, you’ll get mouse finger. Crushing Diamonds might sound like a fun hobby, but your lips will be wishing they could stop popping from the new pigments encrusting soon to be kissed up face. Diamond Crushers is bringing three new sparklers to the lineup. Black Unicorn, Acid Fairy, and Cleopatra are all available individually, or as a set for an added savings.

Doe, A Female DeereDoe’s commitment to excellence doesn’t stop at the buck. Her commitment to satisfying her customer’s and staff are second to none. She doesn’t believe in “iron fist” tactics, but rather creating a caring environment where everyone is appreciated. Her experiences not only mold her into a power house brand, but are considered learning opportunities which she incorporates into her personal and professional life. She values diversity and new ideas that put her at the forefront of the cosmetics industry, a microcosm that isn’t always so easy to thrive in.

Doe Deere takes business seriously, while embracing a compassionate approach to be all inclusive. She regularly keeps in touch with her customer’s by posting her ideas and projects. Transparency is not only a policy, but it’s a breath of fresh air that gives her a huge competitive edge. Deere has turned her daydreaming not only into a clever business model, but a realistic way to approach life. She is a rising star to keep your telescope focused on.

Learn more: http://doedeerefam.com/

Follow her @DoeDeere and on Facebook


Start Your Day with a Daily Glass of Super

Start Your Day with a Daily Glass of Super

Start Your Day with a Daily Glass of SuperStart Your Day with a Daily Glass of Super

Metamucil is a daily fibre supplement which contains 100% natural psyllium, a super-fibre with multiple health benefits like helping you feel lighter and more active.

Research shows that high fibre diets are associated with reduced risk of several serious chronic diseases. Fibre is an important dietary requirement which contributes towards digestive health however, many people don’t get the recommended 25-30 grams of fibre per day.

Start Your Day with a Daily Glass of SuperThe psyllium found in Metamucil helps to bridge the fibre gap and is easy to incorporate your daily diet. Simply mix 1.5 teaspoons into 250 ml of water and drink straight away, one to three times per day, or mix into your favourite smoothie recipe.

When mixed with water, the psyllium forms a viscous gel which works to trap bile acids, some cholesterol and waste from the small intestines and helps the body’s natural toxin removal process via its cleansing effect.

In addition to helping transform how you feel from the inside, Metamucil also helps to maintain regularity during pregnancy and can help lower your cholesterol.

Metamucil (RRP from $18.39 for 48 doses)comes in a range of flavours and variants including Wild Berry, Orange, Lemon-Lime or Natural and is available from grocery and pharmacy stores nationwide.


Hit Snooze on The Visible Signs of Ageing

Hit Snooze on The Visible Signs of Ageing

Hit Snooze on The Visible Signs of AgeingHit Snooze on The Visible Signs of Ageing with the Olay Regenerist Overnight Miracle Regime 

Late nights and summer soirees left you feeling like turning the clock back every time you look in the mirror? Hit snooze on the visible signs of ageing and take your beauty sleep to the next level with the Olay Regenerist Overnight Miracle Regime!

The Olay Regenerist Overnight Miracle Regime is the simple way to make beauty miracles happen. A three part system, formulated to work with your skin’s daily repair rhythm so it performs at its youthful peak, the Olay Regenerist Overnight Miracle Regime acts like a night-time fairy godmother to revolutionise your beauty sleep.

It all starts with the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence which is easily integrated into your beauty regimen to give your skin the boost that it needs. Incredibly, the first drop starts the renewal of a million surface cells, with the auto-dropper packaging ensuring that the exact dosage is delivered to your skin in every single application!

Hit Snooze on The Visible Signs of AgeingTaking your skin to the next level, combined with the award-winning Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence delivers 2x advanced anti-ageing actives penetrating the skin 10-layers deep to provide 1.5x hydration.

Then in the evening, apply the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream, which comes in a unique gel-like formula that further assists with cell renewal and repair while you sleep.

The luxurious Olay Regenerist Overnight Overnight Miracle Regime is packed with powerful ingredients, including Peptide, Niacinamide, Olive-M, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerol and LysLastine. These ingredients work with your skin’s natural repair rhythm to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, increase skin’s elasticity and bolster skin resilience against environmental stressors.

Hit Snooze on The Visible Signs of AgeingOlay Skin Expert, Amy Erbacher, says many women are time poor, which can lead to a lack of sleep.

“Our overall skin health and appearance seems to visibly show the first tell-tale signs of ageing, resulting in a dull and dreary complexion. By simply applying effective skincare products day and night that address the skin’s natural repair process, women can feel confident with a revitalised complexion,” she says.

Thanks to Olay’s breakthrough multi-decade ethnicity (MDE) research, scientists have discovered that women’s natural skin repair decreases as they age. And because the skin’s DNA repair is more active at night time, the twilight hours are the key time to combat the first signs of ageing.

Hit Snooze on The Visible Signs of AgeingGlobal Olay Science PH.D. Research Fellow, Rosemarie Osbourne, says while it is no secret that sleep or lack thereof can have a profound effect on skin health, Olay research takes this one step further.

“By identifying the enzymes responsible for skin repair and understanding when they’re most active, Olay is able to target a golden timeframe when skin repair can be boosted to an optimal level,” she says.

Olay Overnight Miracle is a regimen combining the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence (RRP $39.99) with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (RRP $48.99) and Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream (RRP $48.99).

Olay Overnight Miracle range is available now in supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.

For more information, visit the Olay Facebook page; facebook.com/OlayANZ

Vicks – For Every Cold Occasion

Vicks – For Every Cold Occasion

Vicks - For Every Cold Occasion
The ‘common cold’ is the most common human illness we face, with the average person suffering 200 colds over the course of their lifetime. This equates to around two to five colds per year for adults and seven to 10 for children. These cold occasions can result in a host symptoms including a cough, sore throat, blocked nose, excess mucus in airway, runny nose and sneezing, all of which take valuable energy, time and happiness from families across New Zealand.

For more than 100 years Vicks has provided efficacious cold and flu treatments which people trust, allowing families to get on with life, even on sick days. Headed by the iconic Vicks Vaporub, the Vicks range in NZ also includes:

Vicks - For Every Cold Occasion
Vicks Vaporub (RRP $16.75) – Trusted by families for generations, Vicks Vaporub includes active and proven ingredients including Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol and Camphor. The ointment provides up to 8 hours relief from a blocked nose and up to 3 hours relief from a cough and is suitable for adults and children aged 2 and above.

Vicks - For Every Cold Occasion
Baby Balsam (RRP $10.65) – Specially formulated for babies, Baby Balsam’s calming fragrances of Lavender, Eucalyptus and Rosemary help to relax little ones aged three months and up. The soothing ointment also includes Aloe extract and is dermatologically approved for use on delicate infant skin.

Vicks - For Every Cold Occasion
Vicks Inhaler (RRP $9.29) – Economical, compact and effective, Vicks Inhaler offers fast, on-the-go relief from nasal congestion due to colds, hayfever and upper respiratory allergies.

Vicks - For Every Cold Occasion
Vicks Sinex (RRP $10.99) – A fast decongestant nasal spray that gives you temporary relief from nasal congestion for up to 12 hours. With active ingredient Oxymetazoline and Fine Mist Technology, Vicks Sinex works to effectively reduce sinus pressure and swelling in a few sprays. Available in Vicks Sinex and Vicks Sinex ExtraFresh for a greater menthol burst.

Vicks - For Every Cold Occasion
Vicks Vapodrops (RRP $4.39 24 pack))– Available in four flavours including Original Menthol, Butter Menthol, Burst of Mint and Cooling Peppermint, Vicks Vapodrops clear the nose and soothe the throat in seconds.

Vicks - For Every Cold Occasion
Vicks Formula 44 (RRP $13.99) – Quick and long lasting, Formula 44 Syrups are specially formulated to coat the throat, offering up to eight hours relief from both dry or chesty coughs.

Source: Aztec Data NZ Pharmacy and Grocery Cough and Cold period to MAT October’16


Women make 15 decisions before breakfast

Women make 15 decisions before breakfast

Women make 15 decisions before breakfastGillette Venus Global Survey reveals women are crying out for multi-functional beauty products that deliver.

From cleansers, correctors and conditioners to pastes, polishes and pomades, it’s little wonder women take an inordinate amount of time to get out of the house in the morning. A new Gillette Venus Global Survey has revealed the average woman makes 15 decisions during her daily rise-and-shine routine – or 2½ more times than we make when thinking about future work or school commitments!

When it comes to choosing the right products, she needs those that offer her the best results. Gillette Venus is taking everyday hair removal to the next level by inviting women to Choose to Smooth, offering a customised beauty experience that’s all about caring for their skin.

Most women (55 per cent1) define “smooth” as skin that feels soft to the touch; with nearly half (47 per cent1) saying this also includes no visible hair or stubble. And women are just as likely to shave when getting ready on a regular morning as they are before a special event, making it essential to have the right tools that can deliver smooth results.

Beyond just nixing stubble, ‘smoothing’ is the process of revealing smooth, sexy, touchably soft skin. In fact, more than 98 per cent1 of women believe how their skin looks and feels after they shave is important, with many going so far as to say it affects their confidence when leaving the house.

When women choose a Venus razor to smooth, they’re pampering, lathering, gently exfoliating and indulging to leave behind beautiful skin. Venus razors are designed to suit women’s specific lifestyle and skincare needs and wants – from best-in-class blade technology to on-the-go portability to built-in skin- conditioning elements.

“The Gillette Venus Global Survey tells us that women are looking for products that can give them an outstanding beauty experience every day to help build confidence and make them feel better when they walk out the door,” says local Skincare Expert Fiona Tuck.

“Smoother, softer skin is a great confidence booster. Smoothing is the next level in shave technology that requires advanced multi action products to deliver the softest, smoothest skin – something that we know women across the globe want from their shaving experience.  Women want ‘do it all products’ that can save them time – and they’re willing to upgrade to get it,” says Fiona.

When women Choose to Smooth with Venus, they are choosing the most effective tools to help reveal their skin’s most beautiful potential:

Women make 15 decisions before breakfastChoose Flawlessly Smooth: When asked what they would choose to get smooth skin, the top answer among young women was to use a razor that adapts to their curves, for no missed hairs. Venus Swirl helps women Choose to Smooth with five Contour Blades and a FLEXIBALL™ that contours to tricky areas with effortless glide from side to side to reveal flawlessly smooth skin. Now available in a new Sea Print design. RRP. $21.991

Women make 15 decisions before breakfastChoose Olay Moisture Smooth: Venus & Olay helps women Choose to Smooth with 5-blades and convenient built-in shave gel bars containing skin-conditioning elements found in Olay products for incredible glide and moisturisation. Venus & Olay appeals to the majority of women (51 per cent1) who said they would choose a razor with built-in shave gel bars for a better glide. RRP $13.49

Women make 15 decisions before breakfastChoose On-the-Go Smooth: Venus SNAP with Embrace helps women Choose to Smooth on-the-go with a portable mini-razor handle, water activated serum for incredible glide, stylish compact, and a full-size Embrace razor head that provides convenient smoothness when spontaneity strikes. Venus SNAP appeals to women who like to be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere – and with 80 per cent of women saying they bring a razor with them when traveling – a razor like that could come in handy!   RRP. $16.80

With this collection of products, Venus is celebrating the little choices that drive the great results that every woman deserves from her beauty routine.

1 Gillette Venus consumer online survey conducted among females 13-24 in 8 countries (U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Russia, Canada, Japan, Brazil) by an independent market research agency in August 2015


Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste

Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste

A Dazzling and Healthy SmileIntroducing New Oral-B Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste

Oral-B, the #1 toothbrush brand used by dentists worldwide, is proud to launch its Pro-Health Advanced oral care range helping New Zealanders to protect both their teeth and gums.

For the first time, New Zealanders will now be able to experience a full regimen of Oral-B products with Oral-B Pro-Health Advanced toothpaste. With three toothpastes, brushes and a rinse, this full dental regimen is clinically proven to tackle the key areas dentists check for most.

Pro-Health Advanced ToothpastePro-Health Advanced Toothpaste (RRP 4.49)
Oral-B Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste range is like nothing else in the market. It combines two powerful ingredients, sodium polymetaphosphate and stabilised stannous fluoride, to deliver comprehensive care across all the areas that dentists check most – cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, enamel, tartar, whitening and breath. Available in Enamel Strong, Gum Protection and Whitening

Pro-Health Advanced ToothpastePro-Health Advanced ToothpasteCrossAction Pro-Health Toothbrush (RRP 5.49)
Combining CrissCross and Power Tip bristles with soft gum massagers and a textured tongue cleaner, CrossAction Pro-Health helps you to achieve clean, healthy mouth whilst protecting enamel and gums.

Pro-Health Multi-Protection Rinse (RRP 7.99)

Offers 24-hour protection to help prevent and reduce plaque build-up and gingivitis as well as fight bad breath and kill germs.

A Dazzling and Healthy Smile

A Dazzling and Healthy Smile

A Dazzling and Healthy SmileNew Oral-B 3D White Luxe ‘Diamond Strong’ Toothpaste for a Dazzling and Healthy Smile

A stunning, white smile is your best accessory for standing out at any occasion, whether it’s a party, wedding, first date or job interview. But for many women, a beautiful smile is a healthy one, and you don’t want to compromise on protecting your teeth for the sake of whitening. Now you can achieve a smile that isn’t just white: it’s STRONG. The NEW Oral-B 3D White Luxe ‘Diamond Strong’ Toothpaste promises whiter teeth as well as stronger enameli for a dazzling and healthy smile.

A Dazzling and Healthy SmileCombining gentle stain-removing technology and a refreshing foaming action, the NEW Oral-B 3D White Luxe Diamond Strong Toothpaste protects teeth against cavities and strengthens enamel, promising a whiter and stronger smile. The paste removes stains and its unique Whitelock TechnologyTM prevents accumulation of new stains – so you don’t have to feel guilty about indulgences like your morning coffee or a glass of red wine!

The NEW Oral-B 3D Luxe White Diamond Strong Toothpaste (RRP $9.49) is available from all major supermarkets and pharmacies now.