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 www.mellowcosmetics.com.

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 www.manukadr.co.nz or phone 09 300-3025.


The Language of Ribbons

The Language of Ribbons

perfumeOnly the initiated few can decode the motifs woven into an Arlésienne’s ribbon. It has its own language of colours. Bright hues tell of the boldness of a woman who is absolutely free. A white background hints at femininity. Deep shades emphasise the sensual mystery of an intangible presence.

Every ribbon is unique; if you look closely, you’ll see. Two- tone or multi-coloured, it speaks its own language and weaves a pattern as unique as the woman who wears it in her hair.

The art of ribbon-making
is dying out. Old looms that could once make ribbons of an exceptional density no longer exist. Hardly anyone today knows how to tightly criss-cross thousands of threads to form motifs created by talented artists. Ribbon-making may soon become a thing of the past, but Arlésiennes remain true to their traditional costume – and to the Arlésiennes before them. They still wear their ribbons with pride.

Inspired by this timeless and unspoken language, the oral, musky opulence of the new Arlésienne is a fragrant turn of phrase, composed with all women in mind – but one in particular…

Elusive, evasive almost, she leaves an irresistibly oral scent on her ribbon – a ribbon that belongs only to her… Timeless, her paradoxical nature is driven by a profound desire to be different, inimitable.

In the past, she made a statement through the ribbon she chose. Today, she wears a fragrance that re ects every facet of her per sonality.

Arlésienne is a fragrance inspired by the wishes and desires of an elusive muse who shares a collective history, yet is unlike anyone else. The woman is one with her fragrance, playing on a contrast between the subtle elegance of rich oral notes and the enveloping scent of white musk.

Available from November in Delightful Bath & Shower Gel, Beauty Milk, Velvet Hand Cream, Delicious Gloss for lips, Perfumed Soap and Eau de Toilette.



In the gardens of the city of perfumers, the Centifolia rose is picked at dawn, before the rst rays of sunshine appear. The barely open owers are delicately gripped between the thumb and index nger, then removed from the stem with a twisting movement. In one hour, just 7 to 9 kg are harvested – and it takes 800kg of owers to yield 1kg of the absolute. But the reward for this patient work is great: every harvest yields a precious infusion that diffuses a deep, sensual scent.

Marcel Quentin is one of the few remaining producers of violet leaves in the region. His elds lie at the foot of this village, which sits on a rocky plateau inland. Thousands upon thousands of leaves with delicate veins form green waves across the landscape. Cut by hand, they are harvested from February to September, then processed to obtain the concrete, then the absolute, in the factories of Grasse. Powdery and slightly sweet, the ower recalls the nobility of iris. Violet leaf, meanwhile, is its alter ego: crisp, vibrant and green, it captures the very essence of nature and the vitality of plants.

The men and women of the region have learned to live in harmony with a ower that likes to be handled gently, and with respect. When the time comes, the stigmas (the saffron itself) are plucked from the ower by hand on the day the owers are picked. The petals are spread out in the shade and left to dry. Then, using a process developed by L’OCCITANE, a unique ingredient is extracted, with a captivating scent that reveals a complex accord with hints of spice and leather.

Get Sun Kissed

Get Sun Kissed

tanSun Kissed Tan first opened their doors in 2011 with their Christchurch tanning salon, offering a unique twist on the tanning industry by only offering handheld sunless tanning, or spray tanning, as it is fashionably known. They fast became the home of tanning in Christchurch and now boast two branches in the Garden City. They have recently opened on the Gold Coast, too. In Auckland they’re found in the central Meadowbank Shopping Centre where they’re able to offer 24 full body spray tans every hour, providing a level of service never seen in the City of Sails!

SKT, as they’re known, specialise in offering amazing spray tans at fantastic prices, making spray tanning an every week accessory rather than merely a “special occasion” treatment.

SKT offer world class spray tanning techniques that have changed the spray tanning game for good, and they continue to lead the spray tanning industry with their amazing world class products.

SKT only stock B.Gorgeous tanning products that contain 100% Certi ed Organic ingredients that work harmoniously together to deliver great tans. Their “even fade technology” uses a combination of ingredients that contain super powerful moisturisers. These ensure a gradual fade, creating a much smoother transition from tanned to un-tanned … and eliminating patchy fading!

B.Gorgeous solutions are infused with caffeine, an ingredient that is widely known to rm the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite! Aloe Vera is used to hydrate the skin and has also been proven in studies to treat acne.

B.Gorgeous is a beautiful product that is simply gorgeous in every possible way, and SKT deliver on the service and application!

We should know – we’re huge fans! We love their Malibu Nights tan for a deep brown colour. We also love that, in between a busy schedule, a tan takes all of ten minutes and there is an option for a rapid one hour developer!

With summer coming up, why not grab yourself a Tanning Card which is valid for either 3, 6 or 12 months for unlimited tans! Get a light or medium tan, or go dark for impact. All tans can be double-coated, too!


A Skinny Tan

A Skinny Tan

tanSkinny Tan is the first self-tanner that combines a natural tanning active with naturally derived skin smoothing actives to tan, contour and reduce the visible appearance of cellulite!


Extensive R&D is what sets Skinny Tan apart from all other tanners. The founders of the brand did not stop until they had a product they knew customers would fall in love with. ‘Come for the Skinny-Stay for the Tan’ … a saying which illustrates just how nice the tanner actually is … and it ghts your cellulite.

All Skinny Tan tanners are made with a seed tanner, plus they also use naturally derived Guarana that together with the tan will help make cellulite look visibly smoother and less obvious.


Anti-Ageing Power

Anti-Ageing Power

skinFor women seeking naturally glowing, evenly toned skin and an additional layer of environmental protection, Elizabeth Arden introduces Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation. Now, for the rst time, the brand is infusing Prevage® technology into colour cosmetics with the launch of an innovative new foundation. This all-in-one makeup evens skin tone while helping to protect, visibly repair, and lock in moisture for ultimate skin perfection.

The super uid liquid foundation creates a naturally luminous complexion with all-day wear. The lightweight formula provides medium coverage, creating a beautiful awless look. Prevage® Foundation is infused with Idebenone, the world’s most powerful antioxidant, and Hydra-Pigments to instantly blur skin’s imperfections while helping to seal in moisture for a radiant look. Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation, available in eight shades, addresses anti-aging concerns by helping to reduce the appearance of ne lines and wrinkles throughout the day.


Immediately, skin looks naturally luminous and radiant. Imperfections are blurred and skin appears rmer and smoother creating a awless glow all day long. In fact, Prevage® Anti- Aging Foundation is so good for your skin that women who slept with it on overnight experienced amazing results. Upon waking, women noted their skin was clear and felt hydrated. Consumer testing reveals:

  • 97% of women said the makeup glides on evenly and blends effortlessly
  • 96% of women felt the makeup gave them natural looking coverage
  • 95% of women saw an immediate improvement to skin’s overall appearance
  • 93% of women said it blurs the appearance of ne lines, wrinkles and imperfections
  • 91% of women did not feel like they were wearing any foundation
  • 87% of women said their skin looked radiant. www.elizabetharden.co.nz

Q&A with Lavinia Popescu Senior Director, R&D, Elizabeth Arden

What inspired the development of Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation?

We’ve heard from our consumers around the world that they wanted to get the anti-aging bene ts of Prevage® in their cosmetics too, so we sought to create a foundation that infuses the environmental protection and anti-aging bene ts of Prevage® with awless colour coverage. The result is an all-in-one makeup that evens skintone while helping to protect, visibly repair and moisturise for ultimate skin perfection.

How long did Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation take to develop?

It has taken three years for the Elizabeth Arden team to develop and perfect anti-aging foundation.

In terms of formula, how is this foundation different from other existing Elizabeth Arden foundations?

While all Elizabeth Arden foundation formulas seek to provide skincare bene ts in addition to awless coverage, the new Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation focuses speci cally on providing superior anti-aging bene ts and environmental protection to treat like skincare while perfecting like makeup. The luxurious lightweight formula uniquely combines the power of Idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant, with Hydra-Pigments that meld with the skin, creating a shield to help blur imperfections and help retain moisture while delivering precise long-wear colour.

What is the technology that enables this product to help reduce the look /appearance of ne lines and wrinkles?

A combination of Vitamin C and L-Carnosine work to help boost the skin’s own natural collagen. This technology helps increase elasticity, while also reducing the appearance of ne lines and wrinkles. The overall clarity of skin is also improved.

What are the bene ts to having antioxidants infused into foundation?

Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation uses a patent-pending antioxidant blend featuring our exclusive antioxidant, Idebenone, to help protect against environmental stressors, a leading cause of visible signs of aging, while also keeping skin looking healthy and luminous.

Since there are only 8 shades in the line, how does the foundation work for all skin tones?

We wanted to develop a tight lineup where one shade could span across a few different skin tones. Our existing foundation portfolio shade range has been developed using our Custom Color technology that is a database of consumer skin tones. This technology captures all of the spectral data for all skin colours that range to cover skin tones that span from pink to neutral to gold undertones. We also have a broad shade depth scale that we created, that breaks out our foundation undertones into four levels of depth, targeting our global consumers to reach all ethnicities, from the fairest Asian skin tones to the deepest South African skin tones. For Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation, we used this Custom Color technology and developed shades in the neutral range that cover all skin tones from pink to golden; this range hits our levels 1, 2, 3 and the beginning of level four. The formula also contains optical particles that scatter any light that hits your face, so your natural skin tone is enhanced through your foundation. This makes the foundation forgiving, and allows shades to span across a broader tone base with fewer shades.

How does Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation work with other products in the Prevage® line, speci cally City Smart?
Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation was created to perfect the look of skin with an extra layer of anti-aging bene ts, while Prevage® City Smart focuses solely on the anti-aging skincare bene ts. Although the Anti-Aging Foundation has SPF, it doesn’t boost the ef cacy of SPF by applying over City Smart. After cleansing the face, apply your rst layer of protection, Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, followed by your serum and moisturiser. Lastly, add our Anti-Aging Foundation for an even, awless complexion and an additional layer of environmental and antioxidant protection.

Since I wash off my foundation every day, how does an anti-aging foundation really help with long-term bene ts?

The key ingredients and antioxidants in Prevage® Anti-Aging Foundation penetrate the epidermis and work to repair the look of skin on a cellular level. The antioxidants help protect and repair skin’s appearance by supporting skin’s own natural collagen, increasing the skin’s elasticity, reducing the look of ne lines and wrinkles and improving the clarity of the skin.

Can I skip my moisturiser when I use Prevage® Foundation?

No, while the Hydra-Pigments in the formula help to deliver colour and hydrate skin, the foundation isn’t meant to act as your moisturiser. Your moisturiser will help add hydration to your skin while the foundation will help to seal in moisture for the duration of the day.

Game On

Game On

makeupGAME ON!

Ready to get energised? Rimmel London introduces new Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick, a new moisturising lipstick with a translucent, luminous, vitamin-enriched colour. An energy shot of moisture and fresh colour for lips! Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine joins Rimmel’s game-changing Moisture Renew Lip Collection, which also stars Moisture Renew Lipstick for a hydrating surge of rich, full-impact colour. With two vibrant looks to choose from – sheer and hyper-saturated – there’s something for every girl who craves a dose of colour adrenaline and a healthy looking, feel good nish.

It’s an energising palette of eight beautiful shades. Choose from lush pinks, bright coral, cherry red and chic neutrals, all with a glassy, light-catching sheen. The translucent hues are all brilliantly buildable for a super-fresh, stand-out lip-look. Your pout will pop!makeup

Watch Georgia May Jagger get pumped! The Rimmel beauty shows-off the Moisture Renew Lip Collection in the dynamic TV and print advertising campaign. In an adrenaline-fuelled world of colour and style, Georgia is joined by two teams of girlfriends. Each team exempli es one of the high-energy lip looks. A playful face-off ensues: sheer shades versus rich, saturated hues. Pick your team!

This collection includes three new nail polish shades: Lovey Dovey, Hot Tropicana & Oragasm.