Beauty
Te Manava Spa Rarotonga

Te Manava Spa Rarotonga

Most of us while on holiday want to relax and unwind and take time out to recharge the batteries. So what better way to do this but to indulge in a little pampering while you are in the mood! And that’s exactly what we did! We chose the Te Manava Spa this time round and were not disappointed. We opted for the traditional Balinese Couples Massage, a deep oil massage based on the ancient system of Ayurvedic healing. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that our two lovely therapists
Spa at the Pullman Auckland!

Spa at the Pullman Auckland!

Having enjoyed several functions at the Pullman Hotel over the years, I was eagerly looking forward to experiencing their fabulous ‘Spa at the Pullman’ which was successfully relaunched in 2012. Last year it was rated by Tripadvisor as being one of the 10 best Spa’s in the South Pacific while this year is the only New Zealand finalist in the ‘Best Luxury Hotel Spa’ category for the 2014 Luxury Spa Awards.
 Luxury Treatment - Warkworth Medispa

Luxury Treatment - Warkworth Medispa

Less than an hours drive from Auckland is the historic village of Warkworth and one of the town’s best kept secrets... the Warkworth Medispa! It can be found nestled in a beautiful picturesque spot overlooking the banks of the Mahurangi River which is perfect place for a relaxing spa treatment. We were especially looking forward to experiencing one of the Spa’s more popular treatments the MCeutic Renovation Radicale by Thalgo.
eforea: spa at the Hilton Queenstown!

eforea: spa at the Hilton Queenstown!

While visiting Queenstown recently we decided to check out the luxurious eforea: spa at the Hilton Queenstown which last year won ‘Best Hotel Spa’ in Australasia in the ASPA Awards and also ‘New & Emerging Business’ in Queenstown through the Westpac Chamber of Commerce Awards. Set against a majestic mountain backdrop the Hotel is located right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
East Day Spa wins NZ and Oceania’s Best Hotel Spa Award!

East Day Spa wins NZ and Oceania’s Best Hotel Spa Award!

East Day Spa at Auckland’s Sky City Grand has been named New Zealand and Oceania’s Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards. Ina Bajaj, founder of 10-year-old East Day Spa, at the SkyCity Grand, said she was immensely proud of her team. “We are honoured to receive one of the highest accolades in the spa industry,” she said. Heidi Klum and Justin Timberlake are some of the many celebrities who have visited East Day Spa.
Queenstown’s Spring FootSpa recognised at international magazine design awards!

Queenstown’s Spring FootSpa recognised at international magazine design awards!

Travel and Leisure magazine, internationally acknowledged as one of the most discerning luxury travel magazines in the world, has recognised New Zealand’s Spring FootSpa in its 2013 Design Awards. Spring FootSpa was the only winner from Australasia. The spa, which was designed by Derek Lockwood of Saatchi & Saatchi Design Worldwide, opened last year to national and international acclaim. It was given an ‘Honourable Mention’ in the Design Awards - the only spa in the world to receive this
Taranaki’s Silk Spa wins Best Business Model at NZ Beauty Industry Awards!

Taranaki’s Silk Spa wins Best Business Model at NZ Beauty Industry Awards!

Silk Spa was a dream of Charlotte Ward, who has always loved the beauty industry, long before the doors were opened in 2009. Winning Best Business Model Award at the NZ Beauty Industry Awards is just one of the things Charlotte has been working towards for a very long time. To be recognised within her own industry, judged by woman that Charlotte has admired from afar for years, was mind boggling and humbling, and she is still not sure when it will sink in.
Rotorua - New Zealand’s ultimate spa destination!

Rotorua - New Zealand’s ultimate spa destination!

Rotorua’s exceptional spa offerings have won international acclaim at this year’s World Luxury Spa Awards, confirming the city’s reputation as the number one spa destination in the South Pacific. The Wai Ora Day Spa, located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, has just been named the New Zealand winner across three categories of the 2012 World Luxury Spa Awards and was a finalist in the two remaining categories. Rotorua’s geothermal water and mineral-enriched mud have been revered for more than
NYFW - The Blonds spring/summer 2016

NYFW - The Blonds spring/summer 2016

CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 24 gilded nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. Inspired by Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, the clothing and nails are best described as dramatic hand-crafted treasures. The ancient Egyptian emphasis on procuring the most valuable riches for the afterlife was translated into a regal, glistening runway show of avant-garde fashion
Introducing HEALITE II

Introducing HEALITE II

HEALITE II is a second-generation Light Emitting Diode phototherapy system that is now available in New Zealand. Low-Level Light Therapy with HEALITE II is a non-ablative skin treatment system that uses light delivered through LED’s in precise wavelengths for the treatment of skin rejuvenation, acne, product penetration enhancement, superficial skin lesions, therapeutic pain relief, wound healing, and promotes numerous other skin correcting treatments.
NYFW The Blonds Fall/Winter!

NYFW The Blonds Fall/Winter!

CND unveiled 20 distinct nail designs at The Blonds Fall/Winter Show at MILK Studios in New York City in February. Inspired by dystopian elements of several iconic films, the clothing and nails featured a clash of distressed and refined elements, making for a fashion story best described as apocalyptic couture. This long-time artistic partnership continues to push the boundaries of creativity, producing some of the most powerful performance art at Fashion Week.
Rock Hard World Tour 2 – Auckland New Zealand!

Rock Hard World Tour 2 – Auckland New Zealand!

On the1st & 2nd of November two of the worlds most sort after Nails Trainers wowed New Zealand Nail Technicians with an intensive two day training event like no other. House of Camille hosted the nail event of the year with the help of international trainers Dafne Fernandez from Mexico and Kylie Clair from Australia. Over 48 Nail Techs from around New Zealand and the Pacific Islands attended, to learn the newest technology in the worlds first Hard Gel and Liquid & Powder Systems that work
Discover Endermologie ...

Discover Endermologie ...

What is it? Endermologie reactivates cellular activity by mechanically stimulating your skin using a pleasant and non-aggressive technique. The treatment is performed by a professional using Cellu M6 and Mobilift M6 devices. Equipped with Rolls (rollers) or Lifts (flaps), the treatment heads gently grasp the skin tissue and target different areas of the body and face. Mechanical stimulation on the surface of the skin sends a signal deep down to theat cells and fibroblasts to provoke the activat
It’s time for Results! - Resultime by Collin Paris

It’s time for Results! - Resultime by Collin Paris

Recently at the Novotel Hotel in Greenlane House of Camille launched the new look Resultime by Collin Paris. The evening cocktail function was attended by leading Beauty Industry personalities and media. Steve Arthur, House of Camille GM, welcomed everyone before introducing Lois Chan, Regional Commerce Manager for Resultime who had flown in specially from Hong Kong to take part in this event.
Environ Skincare’s New High-tech facility in South Africa!

Environ Skincare’s New High-tech facility in South Africa!

Environ Skincare’s mission has always been to research and develop products that are exceptionally beneficial to maintain healthy and beautiful skin. After many years in the planning, Environ have now officially opened their new world-class manufacturing facility with the intention to obtain MCC (Medicine Control Centre) accreditation for this facility -– this is the South African counterpart to the likes of the FDA and the TGA and means that the factory will adhere to GMP
Why is Vitamin C such an important Anti-Ageing Ingredient?

Why is Vitamin C such an important Anti-Ageing Ingredient?

It is widely accepted that vitamin C is a key component for good biological functions and overall well being. In addition to its multiple benefits to the body, vitamin C is clinically proven to deliver anti-ageing benefits to the skin. Potent vitamin C is essential for the formation and transportation of collagen into the dermis, it displays great anti-oxidant properties, and plays an important role in the reduction of pigmentation marks
Dr Des Fernandes launches his new book ‘Your Skin Factory’

Dr Des Fernandes launches his new book ‘Your Skin Factory’

A new book demystifies complex scientific studies and cuts through marketing and advertising hype whilst getting to the heart of cosmetic claims. Written by Dr Des Fernandes and Jennifer Munro, Your Skin Factory is aimed at the ordinary consumer who wants to be fully informed about skin, ingredients and anti-ageing. The book is a clear, concise and reader-friendly explanation of how the skin works and offers an ideal introduction
Vive Beauty Therapy opens in Stoke Nelson!

Vive Beauty Therapy opens in Stoke Nelson!

The 160 year old Woodstock Stables, part of one of Nelson’s Oldest cob houses, has been recently restored back into a beautiful, modern and luxurious building. Still retaining some of the character of the original stables it is now the new home of Vive Beauty Therapy. Martine and Erik Kessler found modern houses difficult to get used to after living in a country house in the Netherlands but when they came across Woodstock House, they knew they’d found the one!
New VINYLUX Revolutionising The Nail Industry!

New VINYLUX Revolutionising The Nail Industry!

Media turned out in force at the Sofitel Hotel in Auckland to try for themselves the amazing new VINYLUX polish system from CND, which is taking the world by storm right now. CND revolutionised the nail industry when they introduced the hugely successful Shellac and now they’ve done it again! VINYLUX eliminates the need for Base Coat and a Top Coat that becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to NEW ProLight Technology.
A partnership founded on shared values - Aurore Asso & Thalgo!

A partnership founded on shared values - Aurore Asso & Thalgo!

Thalgo was born of the passion of one man, André Bouclet, for the marine world and its therapeutic powers. Still today, the Earth’s oceans offer an inestimable wealth of resources. For 48 years, Thalgo has been a pioneer and leader in Marine Cosmetology, with more than 50 marine extracts identified so far. Their dedicated Research Centre works closely with renowned phycologists to explore the oceans and to extract active marine molecules for the development of exclusive ingredients.
Decorating through the (Y)ears!

Decorating through the (Y)ears!

From South American cultures like the Mayans and Aztecs who ritually pierced, through to the late 1970s and early 80s when the British punk sub-culture used piercing as a means for shocking the social order of the time. Throughout all this, ear piercing has remained number one in piercing. Here in Australia and New Zealand we are fortunate to have access to such a trusted and reputable manufacturer in Caflon. They work together with environmental health authorities in the UK
Beauty and Sport Cross Paths in Las Vegas!

Beauty and Sport Cross Paths in Las Vegas!

19-year-old Top Alcohol Sand Dragster, Ashley Sanford, speeds past her competition with Gelish Soak-Off Gel-Polish as her main sponsor. While drag racing doesn’t typically attract female racers to the track, Sanford is currently making a name for herself in this male dominated arena - proving she is driven, focused and ready to win with her “tough-as-nails” attitude. As for teaming up with Gelish, everything just fell together naturally and it’s a great fit.
Ruth Nicholson - Real-Life Beauty Industry Superwoman!

Ruth Nicholson - Real-Life Beauty Industry Superwoman!

Doting mum, Managing Director of New Zealand’s only independent Laser and IPL Training Centre, and industry underdog… Any one of these titles could be used to describe Ruth Nicholson, Event Director of New Zealand’s Beauty Tech Conference. Even as a child, Ruth suspected she was going to have a career in beauty. Surrounded by cosmetics and the beauty therapy industry from a young age and encouraged by entrepreneurs in her family, Ruth suspected she was going to have a career in beauty.
Skeyndor Corrective Line - Best ‘Anti-Ageing Product Of The Year’ At The AsiaSpa Awards!

Skeyndor Corrective Line - Best ‘Anti-Ageing Product Of The Year’ At The AsiaSpa Awards!

Skeyndor was awarded the Prize for the Best New Anti-Ageing Product for 2012 for its innovative Corrective anti-ageing product range at the eighth edition of the AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong. This is the very first time a Spanish brand has received this distinctive award. Skeyndor was selected for 6 of the awards, and also the one who received the highest number of nominations.
Artistic Nail Design - Step by Step

Artistic Nail Design - Step by Step

Courtney from House of Camille has created short ‘step-by-step’ instructions to illustrate the flawless finish that can be achieved using Artistic Nail Design Smart Gel. Step 1 - Prep Natural Nail Remove cuticle, shape free edge with Artistic Correct file 180/180, remove shine using the Artistic Effect 180/100 buffer, scrub nails with Artistic Nail Surface Cleanse using a lint-free nail wipe, apply Artistic Colour Gloss PH Prep, apply a thin coat of Artistic Secure
Thalgo Polynesia launches at SPA at the Pullman

Thalgo Polynesia launches at SPA at the Pullman

Images were lucky to be part of the media invited to the launch of Thalgo Polynesia at the luxury SPA at the Pullman in Auckland . To put everybody in a tropical island mood, Pina Colada cocktails were served along with a delicious assortment of Tahitian canapés, courtesy of the Pullman Kitchen. It was a pleasure to view the wonderful facilities SPA at the Pullman has to offer its discerning clientele, without doubt they are world class! After a brief tour of the SPA
Beauty & Beyond - Our Fabulous Luxury Spa Experience!

Beauty & Beyond - Our Fabulous Luxury Spa Experience!

After our flight down to Invercargill from Auckland we were really looking forward to relaxing, unwinding and enjoying some good old-fashioned southern hospitality. We had heard so much about Beauty & Beyond, runner up ‘Best Day Spa’ at the NZ Beauty Awards 2009, that we couldn’t wait to experience it for ourselves. Situated right next to the Kelvin Hotel, where we were staying, Beauty & Beyond offers a full pampering and spa service. The front of the salon consists of a lovely emporium
Susan Posnick... making beauty simple!

Susan Posnick... making beauty simple!

"My vision for ‘Susan Posnick Cosmetics’ is to give women their “beauty necessities” - the finest quality products in the most innovative packaging possible. Ultimately my goal is to make beauty simple." After an exciting and distinguished career painting the faces of models and celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Amber Valletta, Renee Russo, and Diane Lane, professional makeup artist Susan Posnick came face to face with a new challenge – skin cancer.
The Spa at Millbrook introduces Comfort Zone!

The Spa at Millbrook introduces Comfort Zone!

The award-winning Spa at Millbrook now has ‘Comfort Zone’ as the exclusive product used in all their day spa treatments. Comfort Zone a well-known and respected brand of luxury beauty and spa treatments, originating in Italy, is the product of choice for some of the best spas in the world. With a strong focus on providing care, relaxation and a unique experience for clients, The Spa at Millbrook has introduced an array of new and exciting facials, massages and body treatments
Create The Look With Jane Iredale!

Create The Look With Jane Iredale!

We use jane iredale products, including the NEW Feeling Alive Collection Face: With the Chisel Powder Brush apply Golden Glow Amazing Base using light downward strokes then use the Camouflage Brush to apply Active Light 2 under the eye for a brightening effect. Lightly spray the face with D2O Hydration Spray to set the minerals Eyes: With the Sculpting Brush apply a base of Eye Gloss in Pink Silk from lash line to just above the crease. Take the darkest shade from Rose Dawn Bronzer Quad
Nailed! A Photographic Essay....

Nailed! A Photographic Essay....

Short on nail design ideas? Maybe what you need is a little inspiration. These days anything goes, sometimes the more wackier the better! Think topical... What’s going on that everyone is talking about? Is there a special occasion that requires a theme. Maybe for a ball that is ‘Black Tie’, you could go black and white with tiny bow ties on each nail. How about polka dots to match the colours in clothes or nails that match a persons makeup. Whatever theme you choose, nails can be fun!
Falling In Love With Makeup - Q & A with Nicky Blue, YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics NZ

Falling In Love With Makeup - Q & A with Nicky Blue, YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics NZ

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Nicky Blue, National Account Manager for Beauty Sense Ltd, Christchurch. Nicky is in charge of the iconic ‘YoungBlood’ mineral cosmetic brand and had some delightful tales to tell us about how she came to ‘fall in love’ with Makeup. Nicky explains: “I got into makeup in a backdoor fashion - I was stage wardrobe mistress on the road with several different bands
Thalgo National Marine Conference at Okahu Bay, Auckland

Thalgo National Marine Conference at Okahu Bay, Auckland

The Okahu Bay Event Centre, a gorgeous venue overlooking the sparkling waters of the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, was the stunning location selected for Thalgo’s National Marine conference. It was the perfect choice as guests were able to appreciate and connect up close with the beauty and tranquillity of the marine universe, which is so enriched with active benefits for the body and skin. International Educator, Nawael Marechal from Thalgo France
Medik8 - Making a difference for those with Sensitive Skin, Acne or Rosacea

Medik8 - Making a difference for those with Sensitive Skin, Acne or Rosacea

People of all ages and skin types suffer from sensitive skin, making them susceptible to irritation. It is generally thought that around 50% of women and 40% of men suffer with some degree of sensitivity. The reason may be genetic or stress and increasingly external environmental factors (such as chemical pollutants) and even inadequate skincare regimens are being seen to lead to increased skin reactions.
The Age Defying Beauty Drink - Thalgo’s Collagen Booster!

The Age Defying Beauty Drink - Thalgo’s Collagen Booster!

Thalgo’s Collagen Booster, is a wonderfully new unique concept - a drink in a bottle! Reactivate the youthfulness of your skin and booster your skin cells. A concentrated supply of rejuvenating active ingredients that are easily absorbed and highly bioavailable - A remarkable ‘Youth Drink’. With a lovely fruity flavour, it is incredibly easy and convenient to use, just take 1 bottle per day, as an intensive course of treatment for 10 days
Through The Lens Of Hayley Bayliffe

Through The Lens Of Hayley Bayliffe

Photography is an art that most people aspire to but very few can truely capture that ‘moment in time’ that distinguishes a very good shot from a just an ordinary shot. Meet Hayley Bayliffe, an up and coming Fashion and Beauty Photographer in Auckland who is making big waves within the Fashion and Photography Industry. Discovering her passion and love for photography in her early days at school, she has continued to work hard and has turned her infatuation into her career and business.
Body Painting And SFX Makeup... Is It Art?

Body Painting And SFX Makeup... Is It Art?

When Homo-sapiens migrated northwards, clad only in a body suit of red ochre, he was the first body art model. He may have been simply protecting his skin from insects, but he set off a trend that has evolved through the centuries across a diversity of cultures– often infused with mythic and ritualistic significance – to emerge in our own times as an expressive and highly competitive art form.
Jane Iredale’s Warming Complexion for Summer

Jane Iredale’s Warming Complexion for Summer

Face • Using a sweeping motion, apply Medium Dark Dream Tint to the face using the Blending Brush. • With the Handi Brush, apply Autumn PurePressed Base using light, downward strokes. Eyes • Using the Crease Brush, apply Copper from Artists’ Eyes II Eye Shadow Palette to the entire lid, blending into the crease. • Using the tip of the Citrine Mystikol applicator sponge, apply the Powder Eyeliner to the upper and outer two thirds of the lower lash line
What Is All The Hype About? ..... Gel In A Nail Polish Bottle!

What Is All The Hype About? ..... Gel In A Nail Polish Bottle!

This is a professional salon service you can have without having to spend more time than you have. It’s quick, convenient and stays looking fabulous for weeks. The idea behind Gel-polish is simple. It is a brush on gel in an array of colours which goes on like nail polish but performs just like gel and lasts for 21 days or until soaked off. You receive weeks of glorious, perfect polished nails. No chips , Smudging, Peeling, Edge Fading
Mozart Goes Gaga At NZ Beauty Expo!

Mozart Goes Gaga At NZ Beauty Expo!

Following on from its success in 2009, the biggest names in the beauty and spa industry once again turned out to be part of this years NZ Beauty Expo. Exhibitors from all around New Zealand and Australia, representing some of the biggest brands in the industry, were all together under one roof in Auckland for the largest NZ Beauty Expo to date. A record number of visitors enjoyed an incredible variety of stands covering the whole beauty spectrum including Skincare, Makeup, Nails, Eyelash product
Backstage at Miss Saigon - Civic Theatre Auckland

Backstage at Miss Saigon - Civic Theatre Auckland

Professional theatre offers great opportunities for students to gain valuable hands-on experience. Cut Above students in the ‘Diploma in Makeup’ work as backstage crew for Amici Productions on at least two shows a year. Following on from Cats and 42nd St in 2010, this year the class recently completed the three-week season of Miss Saigon at the Civic Theatre – They then go into preproduction in August for the Amici production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes – again at the Civic.
Hair and Makeup - The Perfect Mix!

Hair and Makeup - The Perfect Mix!

It’s a no – brainer, you want to be able to give your customer complete appearance options, therefore a great face to complete their fabulous hair. Why let your customer take their requirements for makeup out of your door when you could be applying and selling what they need in-house? If you don’t have it, they will get it somewhere else … Many smart thinking Hair salons are seeing the benefits in a one stop shop approach and want to be able to offer high end makeup as well as the perfect cut
Burnetta Haswell  - For Your Eyes Only!

Burnetta Haswell - For Your Eyes Only!

They do say that the ‘Eyes’ are the mirror to the soul and these lovely beautys certainly have ‘Eyes’ to die for. Burnetta Haswell, along with her makeup trainee’s, created these glamorous looks using their own unique colour schemes and creative flair. She shares with us a few tips that will help you when looking for your own individual look. Burnetta’s Tips: • Always use good makeup brushes • Use the best foundation for your skin • Always have your eyebrows shaped and tinted
The Royal Wedding Of The Century!

The Royal Wedding Of The Century!

All eyes were on London recently as millions of people from around the world watched Prince William and his bride Kate (Catherine) Middleton tie the royal knot at Westminster Abbey. The bride wore an intricate, off-white gown, designed by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen. Her layered veil was made of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers paired with a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara lent to her by the queen. The bridal gown’s sweeping train measured just over
Dashing Diva Presents - New, Very Revolutionary, And Very Very Clever. ‘French Wrap Plus’

Dashing Diva Presents - New, Very Revolutionary, And Very Very Clever. ‘French Wrap Plus’

Most women are conscious of the condition and appearance of their fingernails. Many people prefer nice natural nails in preference to fake nails such as acrylic or gel. The French Wrap essentially places a permanent smile line onto the free edge of your nail which you can then harmonise with your favourite nail polish colours. The French wrap will not deteriorate, become damaged, lift, crack or smudge and removes simply when you are ready.
Black Swan - A dream comes true for Zoya!

Black Swan - A dream comes true for Zoya!

Funny how life works out sometimes... Growing up in the Soviet Union, a little girl named Zoya dreamed of being a ballerina and dancing to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Now, many years later, after a life immersed in music as a classical pianist and becoming a star in world of cosmetics, dreams have come true. Enter the recent theatrical release of Black Swan. Early on in the film as the lead dancer, Nina (portrayed by Natalie Portman), prepares in her dressing room
Cellulite - What is it?  And how do we get rid of it?

Cellulite - What is it? And how do we get rid of it?

Cellulite, up to ninety percent of women have it and wish it would just disappear. Thin people are just as likely to have cellulite as overweight people. The older you are the more prevalent cellulite can be. Contrary to public belief cellulite is not a medical term. The word originated in France but the use of the term cellulite as a description, began in 1973 when a book was published called ‘Cellulite: Those Lumps, Bumps and Bulges You Couldn’t Lose Before’.
  Subtle Or Soho - Makeup for day and night - From the Wendy Hill Makeup studio

Subtle Or Soho - Makeup for day and night - From the Wendy Hill Makeup studio

Creating a good professional makeup involves a combination of the essential elements of makeup artistry. Good technique and quality products are important, choosing the best shades to suit the model’s skin tone is imperative, and creating a makeup to complement the style of the model’s outfit and occasion are all elements for a good result. For that extra wow factor, study the mood of the occasion and design the makeup to enhance the model’s natural features, and create a makeup that really
Environ Celebrates 20 Years Of  SkinCare

Environ Celebrates 20 Years Of SkinCare

Ever since Cleopatra took milk baths to preserve her beauty, it has been the quest of women to improve their skin and delay the effects of ageing. Men took a while longer to catch on but now more than ever the male market is realising the importance of protecting and caring for their skins. Environ’s vision has always been to make the best skin care products in the world. This philosophy is based on extensive research and inclusion of scientifically proven skin care ingredients.
Medik8 ‘The Skincare Sensation” From the UK is now in New Zealand!

Medik8 ‘The Skincare Sensation” From the UK is now in New Zealand!

Very exciting news from one of our leading beauty and spa providers. - House Of Camille has announced that they are now the exclusive New Zealand distributors for the UK’s leading Skincare range Medik8. Many of Medik8’s products have won numerous awards both in the UK and throughout Europe including ‘Mirror’s Celebs On Sunday” Beauty Survey in 2010, in which Medik8 Hydr8 Pro Collagen Hydrator won best anti-aging cream.
Cut Above Academy 'Makeup Students’ Talents Shine In Fashion Photo Shoot

Cut Above Academy 'Makeup Students’ Talents Shine In Fashion Photo Shoot

Last year Wendy Hill Cosmetics collaborated with The Cut Above Academy for its makeup students to be involved in a seasonal makeup photo shoot with the Wendy Hill team. It was such a success the project has now become an annual event. The calibre of creativity and work was outstanding, and this year Wendy was again impressed not only by the creative designs and the fantastic results, but also with the professional manner in which the students worked
 New Zealand Women Prefer To Grow Old Gracefully

New Zealand Women Prefer To Grow Old Gracefully

Kiwi women want to ‘grow old gracefully’ rather than attempt to turn back the clock with cosmetic procedures – according to a new study. The findings were released recently as part of the Olay Regenerist Survey – an independent study which looked at New Zealand women’s attitudes towards cosmetic surgery. The results found that two thirds (66%) of women believed they should age naturally rather than succumb to the trend of having a cosmetic procedure.
International College Of Camille Students Give Back

International College Of Camille Students Give Back

October was Breast Cancer Action Month, and the students at the International College of Camille have thrown their support behind this great cause by raising $4546 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation!   The International College of Camille held a Breast Cancer Foundation Fund raiser on October 7 at Newmarket campus and October 14 at the Albany campus, where they offered a range of beauty treatments to the public with all proceeds to the fund
A Captivating  Red Carpet Look With Wendy Hill

A Captivating Red Carpet Look With Wendy Hill

Fashion directions for Summer 2010 are showing a mix of styles from girly girl floaty florals, a military look, spots and stripes, to animal and tribal prints. Colour tones vary with the styles, with soft or cool bright pastels, navy, black and white, neutral beiges and earthy shades. With the festive season and summer parties, it’s a great opportunity to get glam, and really show some style with a sexy, red carpet look for a big event. This is an easy look to re-create at home
Mangapapa Spa Retreat - Hawkes Bay

Mangapapa Spa Retreat - Hawkes Bay

Mangapapa Petit Hotel is set in the tranquil grounds of an historic homestead, just 5 minutes from the centre of Havelock North and Hastings city and 15 minutes from Napier in the heart of Hawkes Bay wine country. This historic property is 125 years old, built in 1885 by William Nelson, founder of the Tomoana Freezing Works in Hastings. Sir James Wattie purchased the homestead in 1946 to grow fruit and vegetables for his cannery business. Sir James and his wife, Gladys
Follow That Look With Jane Iredale

Follow That Look With Jane Iredale

Apply jane Iredale Shimmer from So Bronze # 3 all over lid from lash line to brow bone. Using Mini Dome brush use medium Foxy shade (Perfectly Nude Kit) through the crease of the eye. Using Cream shade of Perfectly Nude Kit to the inner corner of the eye and blend towards the middle of lid Using Cappucino along lash line with and into the crease. Apply Antique Gold Shade Perfectly Nude Kit over this and filling in up to the crease line to add depth if desired
Jane Iredale’s ‘Perfectly Nude’ Launch At Westhaven

Jane Iredale’s ‘Perfectly Nude’ Launch At Westhaven

Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics celebrated the launch of their new ‘Perfectly Nude’ collection with a stunning media event in the Orams Marine Village Conference and Function Lounge overlooking Auckland’s beautiful Westhaven Marina. Special guest was International makeup artist for jane iredale Kevin Mendelson along with New Zealand’s own Nikki Lovrich. While sipping on french bubbly and a wonderful array of canapes media and celebrity guests
Passion For Makeup Drives Iconic Kiwi Business - Wendy Hill

Passion For Makeup Drives Iconic Kiwi Business - Wendy Hill

Makeup has always played a major part of Wendy Hill’s life for as long as she can remember. Wendy is now managing director of New Zealand’s leading professional makeup brand, Wendy Hill Cosmetics Ltd, a range she created and launched on the market 10 years ago to meet what she identified as an unsatisfied demand in the market. The brand has been a huge success, and today Wendy Hill makeup products are worn by women all around the country
Say Hello to Shellac - The First Hybrid Nail Colour!

Say Hello to Shellac - The First Hybrid Nail Colour!

One of the professional nail industry’s most respected authorities in the fields of nail technology, runway trends and education, Creative Nail Design Co-founder Jan Arnold, was in Auckland recently to introduce ‘SHELLAC to invited guests and the media at the Heritage Hotel. Jan demonstrated the new hybrid innovation that paints on like polish – base coat, color, top coat – And is cured in a UV light so there is zero dry time. The colors are hypo-allergenic, and free of formaldehyde, toluene
Do You Want To Achieve Beautiful Results With Less Effort Just In Time For Summer?

Do You Want To Achieve Beautiful Results With Less Effort Just In Time For Summer?

Great news! Power Plate has come to the rescue to tone and hone those curves in time for the sand and sea. To help you achieve positive results, Power Plate has teamed with top beauty brand Thalgo to get your body into better shape in double-quick time with a new, innovative approach to refining cellulite. Already acknowledged as formidable weapons in the fight against cellulite, the celebrity-favourite
L’Oréal Paris Appoints Make-Up Director

L’Oréal Paris Appoints Make-Up Director

Lisa Matson has been appointed make-up director of L’Oréal Paris. The move formalises what has been an informal association stretching back to the days of the first L’Oréal New Zealand Fashion Week. Lisa’s first work for L’Oréal Paris was at the iconic New Zealand Fashion Week which L’Oreal Paris was associated with for six years. A highly experienced freelance make-up artist, Lisa numbers among her clients a wide range of New Zealand businesses
The ‘Inside Running’ On Spray Tanning!

The ‘Inside Running’ On Spray Tanning!

Everyone wants a nice tan but not everyone wants to risk damage from the sun and while those risks may be slight, many people have opted for a completely safe way to get a tan... sunless spray tanning. Having a golden brown tan 12 months a year looks great, and also brings a morale lift, especially to people living in cold or wet climates. When it is cold and rainy outside, nothing will warm the heart as much as looking in the mirror at a deep brown tan
All Aboard ‘ The Darphin Orange Blossom’  Special!

All Aboard ‘ The Darphin Orange Blossom’ Special!

If the Darphin beauty philosophy could be bottled, it would take the form of the brand’s signature Aromatic Care oils. Iconic Darphin, each one combines a multi-sensory experience with a results-oriented, luxurious formula. This winter, an eighth bouquet joins the collection— a delectable elixir that is the brand’s first 100% natural certified product - ‘Orange Blossom Aromatic Care’. The formula detoxifies the skin and evens out the complexi
OPI Fights Back Against Nail Lacquer Rip Offs

OPI Fights Back Against Nail Lacquer Rip Offs

OPI nail lacquer’s New Zealand distributor is vowing to take action against beauty salons and nail bars that are selling fake lacquers and defrauding unsuspecting customers. Global Beauty Limited – the only authorised distributor of OPI in this country – has discovered some nail technicians are filling empty OPI bottles with cheap, inferior nail lacquer before painting the nails of customers who think they are receiving an OPI manicure.
de Spa Cosmetics Celebrate  20th Anniversary

de Spa Cosmetics Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The stunning rural landscape of Martinborough was the backdrop for de Spa Cosmetics second bi-ennial con-vention held at the Brackenridge Country Retreat. Continuing on from the success of the first Convention two years ago in Hanmer Springs, the anticipation for this year’s event was evident. True to form the weekend did not disappoint.
Do you have pigmentation spots and patches on your face?

Do you have pigmentation spots and patches on your face?

Dark patches or spots are mostly due to the application of some perfumes and creams containing synthetic and chemical elements or plants with photosynthetic properties affecting in particular the face which is the area more exposed to the sun. They react to the UV rays or to the sun like photographic plates resulting in accidental pigmentation spots. Some antibiotics or hormone-based medication can also produce brown pigmentation spots on the skin in conjunction with exposure to the sun.
Wendy Hill’s City Chic Makeup

Wendy Hill’s City Chic Makeup

As we surface from a winter that seemed to be full of flu, financial woes and lows and soggy days, moving into spring brings us a healthy lift, sunny days and positive vibes. There is something special about the spring season: it’s a time to shed the winter and to revive and renew the body, mind and soul. It’s a great time for a wardrobe, skin, body, hair and makeup workout, and to re-evaluate and update your style.
Vibrant And Vivid - Sothys Summer Palette

Vibrant And Vivid - Sothys Summer Palette

Define your personality this season with this vibrant and vivid Spring Summer palette from Sothys Paris. Create lucid eyes with the two double action eye pencils in iris and green. Drench lips in poppy or fuchsia lip glosses, paint vibrant nails in bright red and develop a sun kissed and uniform complexion from the iridescent make up base of Hydroptimale Smoothing Illuminator and the Velvet Bronzing Powder.
Foundation Match Essential For The Perfect Makeup Result - Wendy Hill

Foundation Match Essential For The Perfect Makeup Result - Wendy Hill

One of the most important elements of a good makeup is to use a foundation that matches your skin type and tone. Choosing the right foundation for yourself - or for a client if you are a beauty professional - is essential to create smooth and natural looking skin for the makeup that is to follow. Without the right base, what goes on top will never look right and won’t last through the day or evening. Part of the decision is personal preference, for a liquid or all-in-one compact foundation
Nail treatments will be the last service that women ever give up

Nail treatments will be the last service that women ever give up

"Women look at their nails more often than any other part of their body and feel better about themselves if their nails look good" says Nails Plus Director Trisha Casey. Trisha's background as a respected salon owner specialising in Nail Technology led to the opening of Nails Plus Ltd in 2007. Her vision is to supply Nail Technicians and Beauty Professionals superior nail care products at an affordable price.
Romantic Goth & Graceful Ballet

Romantic Goth & Graceful Ballet

From luxurious creamy cashmere to the dark glamour of cobweb knits and black lace: - two polarised makeup looks for the Autumn/Winter 2009 season. More aesthetic than the past gothic grunge, this revamped trend is polished, dramatic, moody and glamorous. Purple is a key shade for this season and characterizes well the dramatic undertow of dark, gothic romanticism, accenting the use of black.
Cut Above Makeup students display outstanding professionalism and talent

Cut Above Makeup students display outstanding professionalism and talent

For the makeup photography shoot, Wendy Hill Cosmetics collaborated with The Cut Above Academy. Managing Director, Wendy Hill, discussed the idea with makeup tutors Eric Waite and Angela Pethig and the project blossomed, culminating in a creative and exciting result for all those involved.
Profile - Lydia Jordane the woman behind Lycon Cosmetics

Profile - Lydia Jordane the woman behind Lycon Cosmetics

Lydia’s father was a noted European cosmetic chemist who successfully manufactured corrective beauty products and practiced hair removal with electrolysis. From an early age, Lydia spent much time in her father’s laboratory, fascinated by his experiments and formulations.
NZ Beauty Expo gives the industry a much needed Boost!

NZ Beauty Expo gives the industry a much needed Boost!

The hype and excitement surrounding the 2013 NZ Beauty Expo was finally realised when the event opened its doors to over 2500 beauty, spa and hair professionals on the weekend of 6 & 7 July. The biennial event had been eagerly anticipated since the last one in 2011 and show visitors and exhibitors alike are commending the organisers for exceeding industry expectations and giving the industry a required boost of energy and enthusiasm.
NZ Beauty Industry Awards!

NZ Beauty Industry Awards!

The NZ Beauty Industry Awards were held on Saturday 6th July at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland where an entertaining ‘circus’ themed gala dinner celebrated the best of the best in the industry. MC was X Factor host Dominic Bowden with JUVE from Gisborne being the big winner on the night, taking out the coveted Best Clinic & Spa Award. The awards were very competitive and simply to make it to the short list was a great honour in itself. A leading industry expert, described the challenge
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