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.

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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;

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.


Head-To-Toe Beautiful

Head-To-Toe Beautiful

Head-To-Toe BeautifulBraun – the world’s most trusted epilation brand – rewrites the rules on how to achieve beautifully smooth skin with the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa, helping you to silence your beauty inner critic once and for all!

Feeling beauty ready starts with the skin you’re in – even before you’ve put on your make up or chosen your outfit for the day. Having beautiful, silky smooth skin makes you feel good about yourself from the moment you wake up – and maybe even a little more daring than usual when it comes to your wardrobe.

Whether it’s that slinky 90’s inspired slip dress, sheer chiffon shirt or metallic mini skirt you’ve been waiting for the right moment to debut, when you feel skin confident – you’re able to break free. Braun’s precision tools put the power in your hands to help you achieve strong foundational beauty so that you can reveal your most beautiful self. After all, it’s only when we feel in control that we’re able to silence our beauty inner critic once and for all.

Revitalise your grooming routine and achieve ultimate skin confidence with Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa, our fastest and most precise epilator to date. Braun brings together two treatments: a new exfoliation brush and state-of-the-art epilation to provide the ultimate beauty solution for gorgeous non-stop smooth skin.

The New Deep Exfoliation brush leverages Sonic Exfoliation Technology, which uses more than 3,000 micro-vibrations per minute, leading to  6x more effective exfoliation than a manual treatment at home. Its 10,000 bristles maximize the surface of the skin treated in one touch, while their triangular shape helps significantly reducing the ingrown hairs. The New Deep Exfoliation brush complements the existing Sensitive Exfoliation Brush, which helps you to gently sweep away dead skins in delicate and sensitive areas like the décolleté.

On top, thanks to Braun Silk-epil, which removes 4 x shorter hairs than wax can catch, you can enjoy long-lasting smooth skin for up to 4 weeks.

Global beauty icon and Braun Beauty Ambassador, Jessica Alba comments: “I love having smooth, silky skin every day because it makes me feel really good about myself. With Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa, there’s no need for ‘in-between’ beauty days which means I know that my hair and skin will always look their best, and in turn, help me make the most of my day.”

Head-To-Toe BeautifulLet your skin do the talking this year thanks to Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa with Braun’s body beautiful skin care regime:

  • Week 1: For ultimate comfort, epilate in the shower with your Braun Silk-épil 9. Hold your epilator at a 90 degree angle and slowly glide against the direction of your hair growth, applying even pressure to reveal beautifully smooth, silky, hair-free skin. Tip: soak skin on legs and underarms in warm water first to soften skin
  • Week 2: Exfoliate once using your Sensitive Exfoliation Brush and creamy shower gel. Tip: work the brush in slow circular motions from your ankles upwards concentrating on any dry or bumpy areas
  • Week 3: Exfoliate once using your Sensitive Exfoliation Brush and creamy shower gel. Tip: finish by treating your skin with a rich, luxuriant moisturiser
  • Week 4: Exfoliate once using your NEW Deep Exfoliation Brush and a creamy shower gel. Tip: skin is perfectly primed for epilation!
  • Repeat the routine!

In addition, to complement your beauty routine, selected Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa packs will also be available to purchase with the Braun Cleansing Facial Brush – offering a head-to-toe beautiful skin solution.

Braun Silk Epil SE-9961e (RRP $299) is available from leading retailers from the end of April 2017.


Master the art of brows

Master the art of brows

Master the art of browsMove over Kylie Jenner! It’s time WE master the art of brows !

Great brows never go out of fashion and now you can create your own red carpet-ready brows with the help of Mellow Cosmetics and say goodbye to the powders, pots and brushes filling up your make-up bag.

Designed with a triangular tip for precision application, the new Mellow Cosmetics Brow Definer Pencil is non-greasy, long-lasting and offers a glide-on formula, making it a breeze to create the ideal shape for your face.

Use the spoolie brush to see your natural brow shape, then outline and fill just like the experts – perfect arches in moments guaranteed.

It is available in four shades: Taupe, Caramel, Mocha, Chocolate.



Master the art of browsWithin Mellow’s Brow Essentials range are:

The Tinted Brow Gel allows you to effortlessly achieve tamed and tinted brows. A lightweight non-sticky gel formula with a mini brush applicator that allows you to finish and maintain a perfectly groomed eyebrow with no mess. Perfect to use over powder or pencil.

Outline and fill your brows like an expert with the Brow Definer Pencil. Available in four shades, the Brow Definer Pencil has a triangular tip with an easy to glide on product formula that’s long-lasting.

Add fullness and texture to troubled brows with the gel formula Brow Pomade that smoothly glides onto skin and hair to sculpt, colour in and shape natural defined brows. Lightly holds hairs in place.

Brow Powder Duo is two-shade brow powder compact which can be customised to create the ideal shade to create naturally beautiful eyebrows. The formula is smudge proof, resistant to humidity and offers long lasting wear.

The high quality and affordable Mellow Cosmetics range of make-up is available worldwide online at

ED: Make sure you grab a copy of the June 1st issue of My Wedding for your chance to win a Mellow Brow Kit! We’re giving away one in each colour!

Congrats to Anna Ross of Kester Black

Congrats to Anna Ross of Kester Black

Congrats to Anna Ross of Kester BlackOur heartiest congratulations go out to Anna Ross, founder of Kester Black who was recently named as the  2016 Telstra Australian Young Business Woman of the Year!

Upon accepting the award, Anna commented: “I have made aligning my own values with my business goals central to my approach, and am proud to demonstrate through this award that it has enhanced rather than hindered my success in business. I ask you to imagine what the world might look like if everyone incorporated their personal values into their work and leadership.”

Kester Black, a leading manicure and skincare brand built on beautiful design and uncompromising ethical values, offers consumers sustainable, Australian-made and vegan beauty products that a free from animal cruelty.

“From very humble roots, starting with $50 from my wages, Kester Black now produces more than 60 products, supplying in excess of 300 stockists globally, showing that purpose- and values-led business and commercial success are not mutually exclusive.”

An important aspect of her business is consumer inclusivity and bringing products to consumers who might otherwise be marginalised by the beauty industry, such as vegans and Muslim women.


Clear Skin Tips for Brides

Clear Skin Tips for Brides


Drs Rod Claycomb and Judy Bragger are two of New Zealand’s leading authorities on the bacteria that cause acne and ways to avoid the condition. PhD scientists from Hamilton, together they developed epiology: the world’s first anti-acne cream with an active ingredient derived from New Zealand cow’s milk. The bioactive enzymes and proteins in epiology work to fight acne, reduce redness and provide a clearer, brighter complexion.

Here are their top-tips to help every ‘bride-to-be’ avoid major breakout catastrophes before the big day.

1. Watch your diet: Reduce the intake of foods rich in trans and saturated fats. Sugary, spicy and fried foods are difficult to digest and can flare-up skin breakouts. For the healthiest skin, consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

2. Clean your face regularly: It’s important to wash your face twice daily to remove dead skin cells and extra oil from your skin’s surface. Use warm water and a mild facial cleanser that’s soft on your skin. Apply an anti-acne cream, preferably one without harsh chemicals, for added protection against breakouts.

3. Avoid harsh treatments: Many acne treatments are very harsh on the skin. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, common in acne treatments, can be unforgiving on sensitive skin types. Use a product without them to reduce the risk of scaling, redness, burning, stinging and dryness.

4. Replace your linen: Your pillowcase absorbs the dirt and oils from your skin and reapplies them when you lay down again. Keep your sheets and pillowcases clean.

5. Protect with sunblock: A little sun has been known to reduce breakouts by drying the skin out, but too much can damage your skin and prompt a breakout. Be sure to load-up on sunblock – the best is a broad-spectrum one that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Look for one that contains moisturiser and has an SPF of 30 or higher; this way, your skin will be hydrated and protected from the sun, resulting in fewer summer breakouts.


The cashmere touch for your skin

The cashmere touch for your skin

The cashmere touch for your skin



As we all know, having a complete skincare regime is vital in achieving a glowing, youthful complexion. Manuka Doctor’s NEW Drops of Crystal Cashmere Touch Serum is the second step in this exciting, sublime range from Manuka Doctor. This lightweight serum works to re-sculpt the facial contours and revitalise the complexion, perfect for the increasing temperatures and summer ahead.

This unique serum is formulated from botanically dervived instant firming actives that will help to plump and smooth the skin so imperfections, fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced. It contains a special oil-in-serum composition that boosts the elasticity of the skin and helps it to appear rejuvenated.

As in the rest of the Drops of Crystal range, the Cashmere Touch Serum also combines the precious oil extracted from crystal drops collected from the Pistacia Lentiscus trees and of course has the ever present signature ingredients of Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) and Manuka Honey. The combination of all these powerful ingredients will help boost the skin’s elasticity for a rejuvenated complexion with the skin appearing lifted and the radiance being restored. 

Manuka Doctor is very proud of the new Drops of Crystal range and equally so of the proven clinical results for the Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Cashmere Touch Serum.

  • Trailists found that after just one application the skin feels firmer and more revitalised
  • It was proven to reduce wrinkle depth, increase skin firmness and elasticity in 28 days
  • 97% of trialists experienced a reduction in wrinkles in 28 days as well as increased firmness and elasticity
  • Trailists found that in 28 days their facial contours appeared more defined, their skin felt firmer and their complexions looking more younger.

The Cashmere Touch Serum contains the following powerful ingredients:

  • Purified Bee Venom (PBVTM) is proven to encourage natural collagen formation and visibly increase the skins elasticity.
  • Cassia Augusifolia Seeds are botanicical firming actives that hydrates, smoothes and plumps skin.
  • Crystal Tears is an oil taken from the resinous sap of the Pistacia Lentiscus tree. Once solidified, these drops take on a crystal shape. These ‘tears’ slow down ageing and makes skin feel firmer, plumped and lifts facial contours.
  • Tomato Stem Cells helps protect against ageing by reducing oxidative damage and the degradation of DNA. It helps to brighten skin and increase luminosity.

Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Beautifying Bi-Phase Oil   RRP$49.95 (30ml)
Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Cashmere Touch Serum   RRP$49.95 (30ml)
Manuka Doctor Drops of Crystal Cashmere Touch Cream RRP$49.95 (40ml)

Directions: After applying the Beautifying Bi-Phase Oi, smoothe the Cashmere Touch Serum over your face and neck. Follow with the Cashmere Touch Cream. Repeat morning and night.

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 or at the Manuka Doctor concept store, 1 Quay Street, Auckland City, selected pharmacies, Farmers stores and department stores nationwide. For more information or to locate your nearest stockist please visit or phone 09 300-3025.