Get Fresh Breath on the Go

Get Fresh Breath on the Go

ListerineGet Fresh Breath on the Go with New LISTERINE®GO! TABS™

Get fresh breath on the go in three simple steps with new LISTERINE®GO! TABS™ – a new way to have a whole mouth clean feel in today’s busy lifestyles!

Whether you’re on the road, hitting the gym or leaving your favourite café after a coffee date, LISTERINE®GO! TABS™ are the easy way to get a whole mouth clean feel on the go. The chewable tablets transform from solid to liquid in seconds, leaving your mouth feeling as clean as brushing and rinsing at home!

Simply chew, swish and swallow and you’re set for a super fresh day. Chew, swish & swallow your LISTERINE®GO! TABS™ whenever you need a quick pick me up – fresh breath has never been easier – or tastier.

Enjoy the confidence of a refreshed, whole mouth clean feel as you navigate the day with Listerine Go! Tabs. From office to supermarket, school pick up and beyond – no matter what you’ve been eating or drinking, get the speedy refresh you need with Listerine Go! Tabs.

Sugar free and containing zero alcohol, LISTERINE®GO! TABS™ are non-negotiable for any handbag, sports bag or glovebox. Simply chew, swish and swallow!

New LISTERINE®GO! TABS™ 8s & 16s are available now from your leading retailers NZ Woolworths, New World & Pak N Save. RRP 8 count $3.99 & 16 count $6.49

Mascara Reviews

Mascara Reviews


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Claims – nourishing formula of natural wax and keratin beautifully conditions your lashes and helps make them fuller and thicker.

Formula – Quite wet and gloopy, tends to stick lashes together rather than fan them out. Takes a while to dry so can get a little messy.

Rating – 4/10


Price – $33.00 USD

Claims –  new clump-free, Vegan mascara formula, for a spectacular panoramic effect. This long wearing formula is 100% plant derived, 100% natural and ideal for sensitive eyes

Formula – Medium thickness, dries nicely, can transfer a little. Love how long it makes the lashes look but still keeps them looking fairly natural. Good longevity through out day.

Rating – 8/10


Price – $4.99USD

Claims – to instantly add volume and length. 8x the curl, 8x the volume and 35% longer lashes

Formula – medium thickness, takes a little while to dry down so can get a little messy. Transfers under eyes through out day.

Rating – 5/10


Price – $26 USD

Claims – Create dramatic lashes plumped to perfection that will see you through your morning workout and beyond.

Formula – Quite a dry formula. Lasts a good amount of time on the eyes but wouldn’t call it waterproof… Found it a little hard to coat the lashes with but not a terrible mascara.

Rating – 5/10

Brighten Your Smile This Winter

Brighten Your Smile This Winter

sonicareWith winter wedding season kicking into full swing it’s time for brides to consider preparing one of their most visible assets, their smile. On one of your happiest days, a gorgeous smile will be a focal point in your photos, but forget expensive cosmetic dental surgery, set yourself a strict oral health regime now and achieve that white smile you’ve always wanted:

1. Rethink your coffee and red wine habits
Coffee, red wine and black tea leave stains causing residue on your teeth. At least one month out from your wedding date you should cut back on these and consider alternatives that won’t affect your smile. Water is your best friend, but on trend Turmeric lattes for day and clear liquors when you’re at the bar are still a safer choice.

2. Break up with your old toothbrush
You wouldn’t wax your car without cleaning it, so you shouldn’t whiten your teeth without cleaning them. Plaque and bacteria will get in the way of achieving your best smile so to combat build up, make sure your toothbrush is doing the job right. Don’t hold onto one beyond 3 months and consider investing in an electric upgrade with greater plaque removal, invest in a quality toothbrush like Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic electric toothbrush. You’re looking at densely packed central stain removing bristles that will help you to a whiter smile in just 7 days, while also improving your general oral health.

3. Refresh your routine
Are you a flosser? You’ll need to be to properly remove plaque build up or leftover food. Include mouthwash in your daily routine to prevent gum disease too. Start a rigorous oral health regime pronto and stick to it! Set reminders in your phone if you must. By the time the big day rolls around, you know you’ll be ready and without panic when the photographer says “smile”.

4. Consult the professionals
Consider booking in with your dentist for a check up and for a professional clean. Build on this foundation by maintaining it with your quality electric toothbrush.This will get you off on the right start towards a glistening smile.

For further information:
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic electric toothbrush (Pink)

RRP: $399.95

Mecca Maxima comes to Auckland!

Mecca Maxima comes to Auckland!

Mecca Maxima comes to Auckland!Good things come to those who wait and patient beauty junkies in Auckland will soon be rewarded as MECCA opens its first one-stop-beauty-shop, Mecca Maxima, at 191 Queen Street on Thursday 3 August.

Filled with over 50 of the best global beauty brands, the 263 square metre beauty emporium will be New Zealand’s biggest store yet, offering all the latest lust-have products and trends in makeup, skin, hair and fragrance.

First Christchurch, then Wellington and now Auckland, the opening is highly anticipated by upper North Island beauty junkies far and wide, and boasts 12 stations for makeup applications and skin consultations.

Mecca Maxima comes to Auckland!These beauty lovers will for the first time will be able to get their perfectly manicured hands on Mecca Maxima exclusive brands such as Urban Decay, Too Faced, Mario Badescu and Drunk Elephant, plus well-acquainted favourites from NARS, By Terry, Stila, Hourglass and GlamGlow. K-beauty staples Mizon, Chosungah22 and 16Brand will also be available to lovers of something different.

MECCA founder Jo Horgan says it will be the first of many to open in the region. “New Zealand, you have embraced us with open arms. I have been nothing but humbled by your response to Mecca Maxima and I am very much looking forward to opening more of our stores in this beautiful part of the world and delivering more of our inimitable beauty experiences to you,” says Jo.

Mecca Maxima comes to Auckland!Taking wake up and make up to a whole new level, from 9am on opening day there will be celebrations aplenty with offerings for all to enjoy, including the iconic MECCA-mazing Envelope Wall that sees shoppers who spend $90 or more reveal a beauty surprise.

Mecca Maxima Auckland is the sixth in New Zealand’s MECCA store network of Cosmetica and Maxima beauty destinations, with the company planning on significantly expanding its footprint over the coming years.

Mecca Maxima Queen Street opens Thursday 3 August

191 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


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.



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:

Follow her @DoeDeere and on Facebook


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.