Health & Beauty

Gifts
32 Of The Best Christmas Gift Ideas Under $50

The festive season can wreak havoc on your finances; you want to be a gift-giving legend but you also need to be able to put food on the…

Gifts
The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2022

It's the silly season and since no one wants to spend the limited time we have left trawling for the perfect gifts, we've done…

Podcasts & Books
Spice Up Your Life With 8 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Worth Listening To

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a big pool of sex podcasts sitting out there (most likely full with lots of banana inflatables)…

Things To Do
Auckland’s Best Swimming Pools For You To Take A Dip At

Summer is on the horizon which pretty much means three things: ice cream, rooftop bars and swimming. While we’ve covered the…

Gifts
13 Steamy Gift Ideas For Couples And Lovers To Shop This Christmas

Forget choosing between naughty and nice this Christmas (it’s far too binary anyway) and dive into the pleasuredome with…

Hair & Beauty
Why Vegan Shark-Inspired Skincare Is The Holy Grail Product You Need In Your Routine

We're not going to bury the lead here—there's officially a skincare line based on shark DNA.  Launching just three…

Style & Design
The Best Adult Advent Calendars In NZ So You Can Count Down To Christmas

When it comes to advent calendars, why should the kids have all the fun? Well, they don't, as it turns out—because a growing…

Fitness
12 Of The Best Workout Playlists On Spotify

Call it your internal cheerleader, your wingman, your metaphorical better half; when it comes to a solid sweat session at the gym or on the…

Health & Beauty
The Best Meditation Music To Try In 2022

It's 2022 and the fact of the matter is, lo-fi hip hop is out, binaural beats are in. Thanks to technology like streaming,…

Wellness
3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves This World Mental Health Day

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost half of Australians will experience a mental health condition in…

Wellness
How To Meditate If You’re A Total Beginner

You’ve probably been thinking about starting meditation for a while—after all, we’re always telling you how good it is,…

Health & Beauty
The Best Nail Salons In Auckland

Pampering yourself doesn’t come much better than a sleek set of nails. A touch of sparkle and a pop of colour on your tips is the…

What's On
14 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This October

ICYMI, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might already be acutely aware of breast cancer, because chances are you know someone…

Fashion
16 Of The Best Activewear Brands In NZ To Shop In 2022

Activewear is the holy grail of the wardrobe. The perfect blend of style and function, slide into a crop and a pair of leggings and…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s Exactly What Order You Should Apply Your Skincare Products In

Does anyone else stare at their skincare products, confused about which one should go on first? We all know to cleanse first (right?),…

Wellness
18 Of The Best Low Cost Therapy Providers In Auckland

As much as Covergirl would have us believe life is all easy breezy beautiful, sometimes you need more than make-up to help you navigate…

Wellness
Places In Auckland That Are Good For The Soul

We can all be found guilty of becoming a bit of a stress head from time to time, but who can blame us? What with impending deadlines and…

Fitness
The Best Running Tracks Around Auckland To Help You Clear Your Head

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine (or even the rain if you're feeling hardcore) to get you out of the house when you…

Wellness
How To Tell Your Boss You Need A Mental Health Day

Here in Australia and New Zealand, while we are lucky enough to have paid sick leave, our workplace culture is usually at odds with the…

Things To Do
9 Of The Prettiest Flower Walks In Auckland

It's time to take a break from working so hard and head outdoors because Auckland is beginning to blossom, making it…

Wellness
10 Books To Help You Stress Less

People are different, that’s a fact. But what we all have in common is the presence of stress in our days. It takes a tremendous toll…

Things To Do
5 Of The Best Go Karting Tracks In Auckland

Swooning for a hooning? Feel the need for speed? Careen around the race track and leave your mates in the dust at one of Tāmaki…

Wellness
8 Things To Do If You’re Feeling Down, According To A Counsellor

We all know someone—or it may be ourselves—who has experienced depression, anxiety, loneliness, exhaustion... or just…

Local Escapes
6 Of The Best Walks In Christchurch

Everyone who’s anyone knows New Zealand will deliver when it comes to walking tracks and the heart of Canterbury is certainly no…

Health & Beauty
Here’s How To Keep The Conversation Rolling Around R U OK? Day

With things the way they are out in the world, it's OK not to be OK right now. With that in mind, and R U OK? Day taking place on…

Fitness
9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Christchurch

Staying active is pretty important for our mental and physical well-being. There’s nothing quite like a run to help take your mind off…

Things To Do
51 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter

Hello darkness, our old friend. The days are shorter and the temperature has plummeted but it’s not all bad news. Whether you’re…

Things To Do
The Top Spots To Go Ten-Pin Bowling In Auckland

Rain or shine, bowling is one of the most fun ways to spend an afternoon.  Whether you still use the ramp or insist on having the…

Sustainability
Clean Beauty Guru Emma Lewisham Has Just Dropped A Radiant New Product That Works While You Sleep

Multi-award-winning NZ clean skincare brand Emma Lewisham has just dropped a next-level Sleeping Mask which is basically beauty…

Wellness
The Best Hot Yoga Studios In Auckland For You To Heat Up At

Feeling enticed by the neverending benefits of yoga, but not quite sure how to transition from a high-intensity HIIT workout to a slow,…

Travel
Get Ready To Go Off Grid, Unyoked’s Coveted Nature Escapes Are Coming To NZ

If suffocating under a pile of to-do lists sums up your day-to-day vibe, you’re probably in need of some serious rest and relaxation.…

Health & Beauty
Say Goodbye To Plastic Bottles With These New Shampoo Bars That Actually Work

There’s nothing more frustrating than taking positive steps to cut down on haircare packaging, only to cut down on your haircare…

Health & Beauty
Why The Health Benefits Of Cold-Water Swimming Are Worth The Plunge

While you might spot them on a chilly morning and shiver just at the thought of joining in, a growing number of cold-water swimmers swear by…

Local Escapes
The Best Natural Hot Springs In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Land of volcanoes and geothermal hot spots, Aotearoa's geographic history has truly blessed us with the best. With an abundance of…

Things To Do
6 Reasons You Need To Visit This Food & Entertainment Mecca On The GC

Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we’ve found the perfect place for the ultimate fun day out. Think: epic games, live…

Things To Do
Where To Go Ice Skating In Auckland

Want to experience a ‘true’ winter this year? Luckily you don’t have to venture far to experience the gleeful joy of…

Health & Beauty
7 Epic Online Yoga Classes To Get Bendy At Home With

​Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner student (or the mere thought of the lotus position has you scratching your…

Travel
Help Clean Up Our Oceans By Participating In This Sustainable Running Event

adidas is inviting runners of all levels to crush the kilometres to help end plastic waste in our oceans.  Going down on the first…

Fitness
The Best Pilates Studios In Auckland And Where To Find Them

There is a misconception that Pilates is an easy-going style of workout that doesn't require the same strength and effort as traditional…

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip In 2022

From Friday night after-work drinks to a Sunday BBQ with your mates and beers, it’s no secret that drinking alcohol at social…

Things To Do
Crush The Kilometres And Help Make A Difference This World Ocean Day

You’ve got Azalea Banks’ 212 blasting through your headphones, you’ve just clocked your fastest km to date, and…

Wellness
The 8 Very Best Lubes To Shop Right Now

Lube in your sex life is what cheese in your food life should be, an absolute staple. Because without lube, there is no smorgasbord of…

Wellness
The Best Float Tanks In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2022

Sensory-deprivation tanks, floatation tanks, float baths—whatever you want to call them no doubt you’ve heard someone raving…

Gifts
Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas So You Can Treat Mum In 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (8th of May if you’re wondering) and while not all of us have a mother we almost…

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Day Spas For Peak Relaxation In 2022

As fabulous as Auckland life is, a little me-time is always a welcome addition to our busy schedules. When a bath bomb and a DIY face mask…

Local Escapes
19 Stunning Walks In Auckland To Take At Least Once

Walking is one of the best ways to make the most of the City of Sails. It gets you moving, raises your heart rate, and there are some…

Fitness
12 Of The Best Health And Fitness Apps To Download Now

If you would have told us 20 years ago we’d be using a mobile phone to exercise, we wouldn’t have believed you. But alas, some…

Wellness
Sweet Dreams, Here’s How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep Tonight

While we might all be going to bed earlier (like A LOT earlier) and sleeping in longer since going into lockdown, our sleeping patterns seem…

News
Where To Get Respirator Face Masks (N95, KN95 & P2) In NZ And Why You Need Them

Given the outbreak of omicron Covid 19 in the wider community in New Zealand, medical professionals suggest upgrading your…

Sustainability
10 Of The Best Dog Adoption Centres In Auckland

You'd have to have been living under a rock not to notice the massive spike in dog ownership due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, the…

Things To Do
10 Of The Best Mini-Golf Courses In Auckland For You To Smash A Hole In One At In 2022

Although we may have reluctantly come to terms with the fact that we don’t possess the golfing prowess of Lydia Ko or Rory McIlroy, it…

Fitness
We Tried EMS Training For A Month And This Is What Happened

If you’re anything like me, finding the motivation to bust your butt at the gym is not high on the priority list. Between working,…

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Best Beaches To Explore In 2022

One of the best things about Auckland is the fact that writing a list of the best beaches within a region is absolutely possible. We tend to…

Health & Beauty
Everything You Need To Know About Relationship Anxiety

Put simply, relationship anxiety is relationship-based anxiety. It’s when one person, or even both people involved, have…

Podcasts & Books
Chill Out With 9 Of The Best Podcasts For Mindfulness And Meditation

There’s no denying it, times are tough and confusing as hell right now. Physical distancing and the general daily news headlines can…

Wellness
The Best Meditation Apps To Download In 2022

Unless you’re one of those people who can close their eyes, clear their mind and find some zen without instantly…

Local Escapes
The Best Parks In Auckland You Need To Explore In 2022, According To Local Rangers

If the pandemic years have taught us anything it’s that wide, open spaces are to be prized and cherished above all else and here in…

TV & Movies
9 Of The Best Feel-Good Movies On Netflix NZ

When your faith in humanity is yet to be restored, it means it’s time to throw your feet up and hit the best feel-good movies on…

Local Escapes
Mount Taranaki | Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Summit

A freestanding and almost symmetrical mountain standing at 2518 metres above sea level, Mount Taranaki is awe-inspiring. The dormant…

Style & Design
25 Rad Things Under $25 To Get You Through Home Isolation

Oh, home isolation. So much free time, so little motivation. As the country faces the Omicron peak, the task of spending ten days at home…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Bed Linen In NZ To Keep You Cool In Summer And All Year Round In 2022

We all know how important good sleep is, just like we know how important quality bed linen is for obtaining that sleep nirvana.…

Wellness
How To Manage COVID At Home, According To A Registered Nurse

If you’re one of the unicorns that has not yet copped Coronavirus, this read is for you. The pandemic is far from over and one…

Wellness
Why You Might Need A Digital Detox This Valentine’s Day, A Psychologist Explains

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate, it seems there’s no escaping it sometimes. Whether you’re loved up or not, the…

Hair & Beauty
The Best Hairdressers In Auckland For All Types Of Hair In 2022

Finding the hair salon of your dreams is much like falling in love: finding “the one” takes patience, trust and just a touch of…

Local Escapes
8 Epic Auckland Waterfalls You Can Actually Visit

While TLC told us not to, sometimes it’s good to venture away from the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. Lucky for us, there…

Fitness
10 Of The Best Volcanoes In Auckland To Climb

If you’re anything like us, your resolution to get fit may seem like an uphill battle—literally. But here in the City of Sails,…

Podcasts & Books
The Best Sex Books Of 2022

Gone are the days where reading books about sex are considered well, embarrassing (to say the least). We say open that sex book with a…

Local Escapes
The Best Lavender Farms In New Zealand Where You Can Feed Your Soul

With its bright purple colour and distinctive floral aroma, lavender is a favourite flower for many. And while it may be known to repel…

Health & Beauty
Everything You Need To Know About Your Skin During Allergy Season

After a long, cold winter, this time of year is highly anticipated by many. However for some, it can be a time where allergies flare…

Local Escapes
Rotoroa Island | 12 Magical Things To Do At The Hauraki Gulf’s Newest Wildlife Sanctuary

If you haven’t heard of Rotoroa Island, you better catch up, stat, because you’re definitely missing out. The newest wildlife…

Hair & Beauty
10 Of The Best Barbershops In Auckland For The Ultimate Post-Lockdown Cut

A haircut can really make or break a man. If it’s a beard trim we’re talking about, it’s even more essential to get your…

Wellness
10 TED Talks To Help You Practice Mindfulness And Manage Stress

When you're having one of those days where you're feeling frazzled, stressed out or overwhelmed, even the simplest of tasks can…

Health & Beauty
How To Properly Care For And Protect Your Skin During COVID

After 18-months of dealing with a pandemic, sporadic lockdowns and closed borders, it’s safe to say we’ve all been basking in…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Silk Pillowcases In NZ For Your Smoothest Night’s Sleep Ever

Lush and luxurious, silk pillowcases are the key to getting the best beauty sleep of your life. Blessing users with soft, tangle-free hair…

Homewares & Interiors
Snag One Of These Dreamy Wool Pearl Pillows For A Comfy And Sustainable Snooze

We all know the struggle of trying to find the right pillow. It’s a process of trial and error—too flat, too firm, too squishy.…

Fitness
11 At Home Workouts From Top Local Personal Trainers To Try This Lockdown

As we settle into the new normal of snap lockdowns, more than a handful of us will be missing our trips to the gym and may also be…

Hair & Beauty
Charlotte Tilbury Is Finally Coming To MECCA Stores In Australia And New Zealand

Start cleaning out your make-up drawer, because Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup and skincare range is finally launching in Australian and…

Fitness
12 of The Best Running Tracks In Wellington

Keeping moving and getting outdoors are essential parts of staying healthy both in and out of the Covid-19 lockdown. With so…

Health & Beauty
Here’s Why You Need To Use SPF All-Year-Round According To A Dermatologist

When it comes to anti-aging and protection from skin cancer, SPF is the be-all and end-all. However, what many don't realise…

Getting The Gig
How Ārepa Co-Founder Angus Brown Is Promoting Mental Clarity Through This Natural Brain Food

The importance of mental wellbeing at this point in time cannot be understated. With an emphasis on mental wellness, Ārepa founder…

Wellness
How To Survive Lockdown Without Drugs And Alcohol

It’s Friday afternoon, you're counting down the minutes to 5 pm where you can relax, socialise with your bubble and let your…

Sustainability
Beyond Soap Is The Kiwi Company That’s On A Mission To Change The Way We Use Soap

Have you ever considered that the pump on many liquid soap bottles always dispense more than you need on purpose? Admittedly we…

Wellness
The Best Online Pharmacies That Deliver Direct To Your Door Anywhere In NZ

So we’re locked down and you’re pretty confident you have all you need. But what’s this? The repeat prescription you got…

Wellness
10 Ways To Ease PMS, Balance Your Hormones And Have A Happy Period

Why is PMS still so badly understood? There’s a brilliant catch-all term to encompass female hormone-related physical maladies and…

Health & Beauty
A Dermatologist’s Guide To Understanding Acne

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing acne (FYI, more than 80% of us have), then you’ll know it’s the…

News
Share Beautiful With Your Crew To Win A Two-Night, All-Inclusive Luxury Getaway

Ah August, that pitiful month in the freezing depths of winter when shocking weather becomes the norm and the next public holiday feels like…

Wellness
We Tried A Sound Bath In Auckland And This Is What Happened

We're halfway through the year and as always happens in winter our batteries are starting to run low. For many of us, now could be…

Local Escapes
17 Of The Best Hot Pools In New Zealand For You To Bliss Out At

Given Aotearoa is perched on the Pacific Ring Of Fire it's no wonder we love our hot water. And while we're blessed to have so many…

Local Escapes
The Best Hot Pools In New Zealand For You To Bliss Out At

Given Aotearoa is perched on the Pacific Ring Of Fire it's no wonder we love our hot water. And while we're blessed to have so many…

Wellness
The Best Spa Treatments In Auckland To Treat Yourself To

When the going, along with your skin and back muscles, gets tough, there’s only one thing to do: a spa day. Sometimes all the sheet…

Sustainability
Make A Difference And Support These 6 Businesses Doing Better By Our Planet

The winners of The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2021 have officially been announced, and our carts (and hearts) are full of sustainable swaps…

Art & Design
The Best Tattoo Studios In Auckland To Get Inked At

Tattoos are a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and tribute and as the world’s most tattooed nation, it's no…

Getting The Gig
Bowl And Arrow Co-Founder Leisha Rae On Building A Healthy Fast-Food Empire

Leisha Rae makes up the sweet 1/2 of Bowl & Arrow with her bestie and partner in crime, Hannah Bryan. After meeting at a cafe Leisha was…

Wellness
The 90s Have Come Full Circle With Lessons On Digital Detoxing You Need In Your Life

If your screen time report has ever given you a fright (guilty, how can it be that many hours?) then you’ll probably want to consider…

Health & Beauty
10 Of The Best Sex Toys In New Zealand To Sweeten Up Your Bedroom Antics

In the wise words of Justin Timberlake—we’re bringing sexy back (to the bedroom). The world of sex toys is a big one, to say…

Hair & Beauty
Kiss Plastic Packaging Goodbye With This New Eco-Friendly Lip Balm

I don’t know about you, but I lose approximately 17 tubes of lip balm every year. It doesn’t matter whether they’re in my…

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Health Food Stores To Help You Live Your Best Life

Three-thirty-itis got you feeling like you need a little somethin’ somethin’? Spending up large at the vending machine? Instead…

Christchurch
The Best Workouts In Christchurch To Pit Yourself Against

There’s nothing better than that post-workout glow, especially from a workout that’s really kicked ass. Keep your sessions fresh…

What's On
A Pop-Up Ice Rink Has Just Opened Right By Takapuna Beach

The nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air, so what better time than to check out this epic new pop-up ice rink right by…

Hair & Beauty
Cult Curl-Care Brand Bread Has Finally Launched In New Zealand

If the words co-wash, diffuser and curl pattern mean nada to you—step aside. Bread is the cult curl-care gamechanger for anyone with…