Health & Beauty

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…

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…

Gifts
37 Of The Best Christmas Gifts Under $50

The festive season can cause havoc to your bank account. You want to be a gift-giving legend but you also need to be able to put food on the…

Wellness
Here’s How To Finally Start That Daily Meditation Practice

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

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…

Gifts
The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2021

It's the silly season and since we've all spent the majority of this year indoors (it sure feels like it, at least) we've…

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…

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

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

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

We all know someone—or it may be ourselves—who is experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, exhaustion or are just…

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…

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…

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

Does anyone else out there stare at all their skincare products at night, confused about which one should go on first? We all know to…

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…

Sustainability
Clean Beauty Guru Emma Lewisham Has Just Dropped A Summer Skincare Saviour

If the lead up to summer after a lengthy lockdown has left you feeling lacklustre (same), news of Emma Lewisham expanding of her…

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 got you scratching your…

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…

Things To Do
6 Of The Prettiest Flower Walks You Can Do In Auckland At Level 3

Now Aucklanders are permitted to spend more time outdoors recreationally it's the perfect time to head outdoors for a…

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…

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,…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Bed Linen In NZ And Where To Find It

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

Local Escapes
Your Ultimate Guide To Auckland’s Best Beaches

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…

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.…

Wellness
11 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 lipstick to help you…

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…

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

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine to get you out of the house when you start feeling a little cooped up. So why not reset…

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…

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
The 10 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,…

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…

Wellness
10 Of The Best Float Tanks In New Zealand

With constant noise and distraction creeping into our daily lives, disconnecting is a pretty big ask. For those who can’t bear the…

Gifts
Treat Mum With These Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner (9th of May if you're wondering) and boy, does she deserve something a little bit special…

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…

Things To Do
Explore 10 Epic Movie Locations You Had No Idea Were Filmed In Auckland

Auckland is home to countless big screen productions. While many of them are filmed in secure lots away from prying eyes, there are a number…

Shopping
Here Are 9 Cool Things You Can Get Delivered To Your Door That Aren’t Groceries

We're pretty blessed here in NZ to get groceries—and even alcohol—delivered direct to our door, despite being in the midst…

Sustainability
9 Of The Best Sustainable Hair Salons In Auckland To Help You Make Greener Choices

Looking good is all about feeling good, don’t you think? Stepping out of a salon with freshly coiffed tresses is easily one of the…

Wellness
Ask Allira | How The Hell Do I Manifest?

Welcome to Ask Allira, the monthly column where sassy psychic and badass spiritual and mindset coach Allira Potter will sprinkle her special…

New Zealand
Grab Your Carabiners, Here’s Where To Find New Zealand’s Best Canyoning Spots

If you’re on constant lookout for new adventure and enjoy a healthy dose of adrenaline in your bloodstream, then canyoning is a…

Things To Do
Up Your ‘Gram Game At New Zealand’s 10 Most Beautiful Lavender Farms

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
6 Mindfulness Activities To Try If You Struggle To Meditate

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past 12 months, it’s that prioritising your mental health and wellbeing is…

Wellness
Take Control, Here’s What To Do If You’re Having More Bad Days Than Good

There’s no denying 2020 was a shocker with its lockdowns, broken plans and relentless uncertainty. It can be hard to be optimistic and…

Things To Do
Forget Colouring Books, This Is The New Mindfulness Hobby To Get Around In 2021

If you’ve never been into colouring books and puzzles seem far too mundane, or you could never stay consistent with journaling, we may…

Fitness
Take A Dip In One Of Auckland’s Best Swimming Pools

Summer has officially started which pretty much means three things: ice cream, cocktails and swimming. While we’ve covered off the…

Wellness
Get Your Zen On With Auckland’s Best Yoga Studios

Did you know that the art of yoga has been around for over 5,000 years? As the importance of looking after health and wellbeing continues to…

Wellington
8 Of The Best Walks And Hikes In Wellington To Challenge Your Fitness

Wellington is a notoriously hilly city. Many daily commuters and students tackle steep inclines along their route to work and university.…

News
Try This Epic Coastal Track In The Waitakere Ranges This Weekend

Picture this—you put your phone on airplane mode, grab your shoes and backpack and head out to the wild to explore the lush ranges. Is…

Things To Do
Dive Into 6 Of The Best Places To Go Snorkeling Around Auckland

Is The Little Mermaid your homegirl? Do you have dreams of befriending a flounder and brushing your hair with a fork? Well, Ariel, do we…

Career
Here’s Exactly How To Start Your Work Year Like A Boss

One thing we can probably all agree on? 2020 was a bit of a jerk. Most of us learnt to live that work-from-home life, playing musical chairs…

Local Escapes
Take A Dip At 12 Of The Best City Beaches In Auckland

While it’s AMAAZING to get out of Auckland for a roadie, we also know that sometimes you’ve just gotta (or wanna) stay in town.…

News
Dust Off Your Skates, A 70’s Themed Roller Disco Is Coming To Auckland

Though roller skating has been on an upward trajectory for a while now, it’s really come back in a big way this year. There’s…

Fitness
12 Of Auckland’s Best Skate Parks That You Need To Drop In At, Stat

Skating is more than a sport. It’s an expression of self. An exercise. A hobby. And most of all, a lifestyle. Once you’ve tried…

Fitness
Chalk Up Your Hands, Here’s 5 Of The Best Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms In Auckland

Who says you can't work out and have fun? If you are looking for a workout that combines strength training, agility, stability,…

Wellness
Get Those Kinks Worked Out At This New Wellness-Based Chiropractic Clinic In Ponsonby

Had a chance to think about those niggles during lockdown? Maybe you were doing yoga and now you’ve returned to feeling like you have…

Style & Design
10 Of The Best Adult Advent Calendars In NZ So You Can Count Down To Christmas 2020

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 number…

Local Escapes
Get Your Heart Pumping With 5 Mountainous Adventures To Take This Weekend

Us Aucklanders love lacing up our hiking shoes and climbing things. And, let’s be honest, it’d be rude not to in a country as…

Fitness
The 6 Best Places You Can Learn To Surf In And Around Auckland

Surfers are instantly cool, firstly because they can surf, but also because they have constant beach hair, sun kissed skin and look good in…

News
Dig Out That Gym Gear And Train For Free All This Week Across NZ

Round up your exercise crew because our friends over at Snap fitness are throwing open their doors this week to let you work up a sweat for…

What's On
7 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This Month

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

Wellness
Get Schooled On The Ins And Outs Of Sexual Health

Sex should be fun. For everyone involved. But it should also be safe. Knowing your way around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) keeps…

Hair & Beauty
Run A Bath, Lush Just Launched A Massive New Sweet-Smelling Christmas Range

If you, like us, can never walk past a Lush store without popping in for a ‘browse,’ only to walk out an hour later with half a…

TV & Movies
Treat Your Soul To 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…

People
Take Note, XES Is The New Sex Toy Line Changing The Game For People With Disabilities

The sexual wellness industry is thriving, as is the world’s understanding of varying sexual experiences. If coronavirus had a…

Hair & Beauty
Ease Your Anxiety With Lush’s New Mood-Boosting Bath Bomb

There’s nothing like a warm, bubble-filled bath to cure whatever ails you, whether it’s a bad day, a bad mood or just a whole…

Hair & Beauty
Keep Your Masks On, Here’s How To Avoid Breakouts And Prevent Maskne

For our friends in Auckland, wearing a mask is now the daily norm, while in the rest of the country they are strongly recommended. But…

Hair & Beauty
Tame Your Mane At Auckland’s Best Hairdressers

Auckland is a mecca for hair salons and when it comes to choosing “the one”, selecting a hairdresser to entrust with your…

Sustainability
Hit The Road With The 8 Best Bike Stores That Deliver In Auckland

Ah the humble bicycle—getting us around and looking after our health since time immemorial. If you spent lockdown enviously eyeing…

Hair & Beauty
Restore Your Glow With This Essential 5-Step Winter Skincare Routine

Do you feel like your skin needs extra love in winter? From dryness to breakouts, winter can make your skin crazy. The solution? Change up…

Sustainability
Wave Goodbye To Beauty Guilt With This Revolutionary Kiwi Recycling Program

Have you ever looked at the skincare in your bathroom cabinet and just wished for a fairy wand to make everything natural, ethical, and…

Fitness
Dive Into Auckland’s 10 Best Indoor Swimming Pools

Winter has arrived but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some H2O action. You may have to forego the salty seas for some…

Shopping
Editor’s Picks: Embrace The Incoming Chill With These 12 Wintery Must-Haves

Across Australia and New Zealand, we are slowly tiptoeing out of iso. It’s absolutely been a hibernation of sorts, some of us more…

Hair & Beauty
The 8 Best Spray Tan Studios in Auckland For You To Get Your Glow On

Tanning has certainly had a ‘glow-up’ of its own in recent years. In the last decade, we’ve said toodles to tanning beds…

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

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

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)…