Hair & Beauty

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hair & Beauty
Brow Down To Auckland’s 11 Best Eyebrow Studios

They say eyes are the windows to our souls—so it’s only fitting that our peepers are decked out for the occasion. From tints to…

Hair & Beauty
Book An Appointment, This Brow Trend Is About To Be Your New Obsession

Between waxing, threading, plucking, tinting and henna-ing, there’s about a gazillion ways you can wrangle your wayward eyebrows into…

Wellness
Relax, Here’s How To Create The Ultimate Luxury Wellness Retreat At Home

After the crazy year it’s been already, you deserve a time out. Not just a few hours, but a massive day of calm to reset and recharge.…

Hair & Beauty
Grab The Tweezers, Here’s How To Shape Your Brows At Home Like A Pro

So, it’s been weeks since your last brow appointment and you’ve got a real situation happening on your face—notably, your…

Hair & Beauty
Freshen Up Your Cut With 6 At-Home Grooming Tips, According To A Barber

If you’re used to popping to the barber on the reg things will start to get real pretty soon. The shorter the hair, the faster it…

Hair & Beauty
Grab The Fluffy Robe, Here’s How To Have A Spa Day At Home And Find Max Chill

We’re living in a world where loungewear is the new business casual and staying home on a Saturday night is finally considered cool.…

Queenstown
Style Up, We’ve Found The 5 Best Hairdressers In Queenstown

We get it, finding the perfect hairdresser can be a lifelong journey. Trusting someone to work their magic on your hair is a decision that…

News
Culture Curve | The Smoke Is Clearing On Cannabis Culture

Welcome to the November Urban Culture Curve—your go-to guide for what’s on its way in, and on its way out, in urban culture.…

Hair & Beauty
Heads Up, These Are The 7 Best Hairdressers In Christchurch

Finding the right hairdresser can be as difficult as finding true love. It’s a lifelong journey and not one to be taken lightly. Rest…

On The Side
From High-School Drop Out To Boss Babe, Here’s How To Go All-In On Your Side Gig

Edna Swart is the considerable brains behind the ed&i swimwear and body care range and recently starred on TVNZ's Boss Babes.…

Art & Design
Get Inked At 8 Of Auckland’s Best Tattoo Studios

Over the years tattoos have evolved from a symbol of the criminal underworld to a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and…

Hair & Beauty
Scissors At The Ready, Here’s Where To Find The Best Hairdressers In Dunedin

Finding the right hairdresser to entrust with your precious locks is not a decision to be taken lightly. In fact, it’s one of the…

Hair & Beauty
South Islanders, Get Your Beauty Fix At MECCA’s New Christchurch Concept Store

Clear out your makeup bag Christchurch, MECCA is opening a new store and you won’t want to miss this one. Calling all beauty addicts…

Hair & Beauty
Tools Down | Dyson Just Dropped Their Next-Level Hair Stylers In NZ

When Dyson first dropped their Supersonic Hair Dryer it was an industry game-changer. Light, fast, and visually 'alternative', one…

Art & Design
Get Inked At 8 Of Auckland’s Best Tattoo Studios

Over the years tattoos have evolved from a symbol of the criminal underworld to a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and…

Hair & Beauty
Credit Card At The Ready | Sephora Has Finally Opened Its Doors In New Zealand

Beauty junkies, the wait is finally over—Sephora has finally opened its doors to their first New Zealand store. Kicking off at 9am…

Hair & Beauty
Could This Be The Beauty Tool You Never Knew You Needed?

Perth-born entrepreneur Iris Smit is certainly one to watch. The not even mid-20s beauty tycoon is already a multimillionaire, and her…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s Where To Find Hamilton’s Best Hairdressers

If we know one thing to be true, it’s that selecting a hairdresser to entrust with your precious locks is a big freakin’ deal.…

Hair & Beauty
Get Ready, Sephora’s Flagship Auckland Store Announces Opening

It’s time to drop everything and brace our bank accounts because the countdown is ON. Ever since Sephora announced they were opening…

Hair & Beauty
Get On Board—Sephora’s Beauty Bus Tour Has Just Been Announced

Aucklanders went crazy when it was announced that Sephora is finally opening a store in Queen Street. And, like the gift that keeps on…

Food & Drink
Trash Is For Tossers | A Simple Guide To Going Plastic-Free

Let’s chat about breaking a dirty, little habit. No, we don’t mean your daily 3pm chocolate binge, we’re talking about…

Wellness
Here’s Where To Find Auckland’s Best Day Spas

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

News
Here’s What We Know About Glossier’s Latest Product Drop

The US cult beauty giant, Glossier has just teased the world with word of a new product launch. While sister product line Glossier Play has…

Hair & Beauty
Three’s A Trend | Bold Beautycon Looks

The annual event when the world’s biggest, freshest and best beauty brands come together in New York City for one mammoth weekend to…

Three's A Trend
Three’s A Trend | Festival Beauty Looks

With the international festival season about to roll in and Coachella just days away, we’re taking our cues from the 2019 runways for…

News
Why This Cannabis Face Mask Could Save Your Adult Acne

If you thought there couldn’t be more buzz about the benefits of hemp derived beauty products right now, the movement just went…

Hair & Beauty
Take A Look At YSL’s Pop-Up Beauty Gas Station In The Californian Desert

French fashion house YSL took immersive consumerism to achingly cool new heights over the past two years, opening its first ever YSL…

Hair & Beauty
Splash That Cash, Fenty Beauty Is About To Drop Non-Transfer Bronzer

While we all wait around for the release of her latest album to drop, Rihanna’s been busy expanding her Fenty Beauty empire and…

Three's A Trend
Three’s A Trend | Anti-Pollution Beauty

As well as creating irreversible damage to our planet, pollutants in the air such as cigarette smoke, smog, fire burn off and car emissions…

Hair & Beauty
Here Are The Best Places To Get Your Nails Done 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…

Hair & Beauty
Lush Has Just Dropped A Full Ariana Grande-Inspired Line

When Lush dropped a bath bomb inspired by Ariana Grande’s ‘God Is A Woman’ music video in 2018, it sold out in minutes.…

Hair & Beauty
Motion-Activated Skincare Is Here And It’s Changing Our Skincare Habits

Physically triggered skincare is the next generation of products hitting the beauty industry, instantly elevating ‘ath-beauty’…

Three's A Trend
Three’s A Trend | Diamonds And Pearls At NYFW

While we're only just digging our teeth into Pre-Fall trends, New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter '19 has hit, and with it…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s Your First Look At Bondi Sands New Body Range

Known for keeping people bronzed to perfection, Bondi Sands is a tanning staple in most bathroom cupboards. Looking to expand the…

Hair & Beauty
Rock These Totally Wearable Grammy Awards Beauty Looks

Music’s night of nights went down less than 24 hours ago and, save for the usual drama that that went down on (and off the stage)…

News
Bioderma’s Cult Micelle Solution Just Released A Game-Changing Limited Edition

Hinting at changes it would make to its famous bottle back in 2017, Bioderma has released a very limited run of its Sensibo H20…

Here’s Where To Get Oreo’s Limited Edition ‘White Stuf’ Lip Balm

In an unpredictable 2019 twist, the world’s most famous ‘cookie’ is taking its iconic monochromatic product and turning it…

Three's A Trend
Three’s A Trend | Barrette Stacking

Hair accessories; let’s talk. Once the height of cool, Alice bands, glittery butterfly clips, and bulky headbands were relegated to…

Three's A Trend
Three’s A Trend | Neon Green

A decided contrast to the kawaii beauty looks and messy pastel hair, neon—particularly green neon—is the breakout colour of…

Hair & Beauty
Summer Fridays Just Released A New Face Mask To Save Your Summer Skin Woes

Beauty mavericks Summer Fridays all but broke the internet late last year when the company announced that it would now be stocked in…

Hair & Beauty
These Are The 5 SAG Awards Beauty Looks You Need To Nail

The (almost) night of nights, the SAG Awards are said to be the truest indicator of the big winners come Oscar time. The 25th SAG Awards…

Three's A Trend
Three’s A Trend | Zero Waste Beauty Buys

It’s not news to us that the beauty industry has been lagging in actioning the drastic change in consumer attitudes to single use…

Health & Beauty
Breaking: MAC Is Launching ‘Raver Girl’ Beauty Line Next Month

Fresh for 2019 is one of the most highly anticipated beauty drops of the year—and we’re only in January. Primed for release this…

Hair & Beauty
Summer Beauty Hacks To Get You Through The Warmer Months

Summer is well and truly here, and your beauty routine will need to change in order to accommodate the warmer weather. If you're prone…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s Your First Look At Neutrogena’s Game-Changing 3-D Printed Face Mask

Poised to release the world’s first completely personalised sheet face mask later this year, Neutrogena’s MaskiD app is…

Hair & Beauty
These Are The Best Vitamin C Beauty Products On The Market Right Now

Vitamin C is at peak revival right now. Once reduced to just another daily vitamin supplement, it is now being hailed as a powerful beauty…

Hair & Beauty
These Are The Golden Globes Beauty Looks You Can Try Right Now

Hollywood’s elite were out in force yesterday for the 76th Golden Globe Awards and while it may have been touted as one of the least…

Hair & Beauty
The Greats | The Best New Beauty Products Of 2018

It’s been a huge year for beauty drops. From revamped cult classics to notable newbies, we’ve pulled together the most-wanted…

Hair & Beauty
Three’s A Trend | Futuristic 90’s Beauty

The neon makeup trend has been knocking around for a few seasons now, and it shows no sign of fading. And while the overarching rebellious…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s Why You’ll Want Everything From Zara’s New Beauty Collection

No, not a typo, high street mega brand Zara has just launched its first ever beauty line. And you’re going to want every last bit.…

Hair & Beauty
Three’s A Trend | CBD Beauty

Arguably the must-have wellness ingredient of 2018, Cannabidiol, or CBD (a compound found in cannabis), has been making a lot of noise in…

Hair & Beauty
All Of The Beauty Holiday Collections To Shop Now

The festive season here and the endless drops of holiday collections are quite literally a dream come true for any beauty fanatic. From…

Hair & Beauty
This Infamous Jet Lag Mask Is Finally Available In New Zealand And Here’s Where To Get It

It sold out in less than 24 hours in the UK and USA, instantly becoming one of the most hyped about product launches of 2018, and now,…

Hair & Beauty
Unmasked | Here’s What It’s Really Like Getting A Chemical Peel

In the age of flawless complexions and wrinkle-free faces deemed a status symbol, beauty trends like glass skin, Insta filters and apps that…

Hair & Beauty
Three’s A Trend | Wet-Look Gloss

It's official; matte lips are over. The countless velvets and mattes currently taking up space in your beauty bag are no…

Three's A Trend
Three’s A Trend | Wet-Look Gloss

It's official; matte lips are over. The countless velvets and mattes currently taking up space in your beauty bag are no…

Hair & Beauty
Look Sharp At Boar & Blade’s New Wynyard Barbershop

Legendary barbers Boar & Blade has opened a new shop in Wynyard Quarter, keeping CBD workers looking sharp.  The go-to…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s Everything To Add To Your Mecca Christmas Wish List

It’s every beauty lovers favourite time of year—the highly anticipated MECCA holiday collection has dropped, and it’s…

Wellness
Why These Iconic Brands Are Tackling Cyberbullying Head On

Would it surprise you to learn that 1 in 4 people have experienced some form of cyberbullying simply because of their appearance? 1 in 4…

Europe
The World’s First Chanel Spa Has Landed In Paris

If you’ve had a heavy week or just need a break from first world pains, we’d suggest booking a ticket to Paris for a much-needed…

News
This Global Beauty Giant Just Received The Cruelty-Free Seal Of Approval

In what is the marker of ethical conscience in the beauty world, for any company or product to be legally considered completely cruelty-free…

Hair & Beauty
Three’s A Trend | Neon Hair

The home of progressive skincare products and the addictive sounds of K-Pop, Korea is leading the way when it comes to the latest hair…

Health & Beauty
5 Essential Skincare Hacks If You’re Always On The Go

When you’re living that busy city life, your skincare routine is often rushed or pushed to last on the agenda. Whether you’re…

Hair & Beauty
Three’s A Trend | Pumpkin Spice-Scented Beauty

It may be approaching summer over here, but think of those poor souls up in the northern hemisphere for a second. Nothing but dull, dreary…

Hair & Beauty
Unmasked | We Try The Game Of Thrones Dragon Facial

Welcome to Unmasked. The series where we try a bunch of weird beauty treatments to see a) whether they actually work, b) how much we can…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s Your First Look At MAC’s New Holiday Collection

If you’re a beauty junkie, you'll know this time of year well. October comes around and you're eagerly awaiting…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s The Biggest Hint Yet That Kylie Jenner Is About To Drop A Skincare Line

Love her or loathe her, you have to hand it to Kylie Jenner: everything she puts her hand turns to gold (read: dollars in the bank). And…

News
Kate Moss’ Daughter, Lila Has Landed Her First Modelling Gig

It’s official; the next gen of supers have arrived to take over the fashion world. Ever since Kaia Gerber—daughter of…

Hair & Beauty
Three’s A Trend | Fashion Week Beauty Trends To Rock This Season

It’s a wrap for S/S 19 Fashion Week in New York, London, Paris and Milan. Among the big budget moments—Savage x…

Hair & Beauty
See Kylie Jenner’s New Halloween Collection

Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to unveil the new Kylie Cosmetics Halloween collection, and we are so on board. The 10-piece collection…

Hair & Beauty
Here’s How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

When you decide to grow out our bob to a lob, the fact that most hair grows no more than half an inch each month, makes it feel like an…

Hair & Beauty
Get Lady Gaga’s Next-Level Red Carpet Beauty Look

Starring a dead-set superstar mashup of the music and movie biz, A Star Is Born is easily the most highly anticipated movie release of…

Hair & Beauty
7 Honey Products To Try For Total Skin Goals

Honey is having its moment right now and this is especially true for beauty. While the benefits of honey have been promoted for their health…

Shopping
NZ’s Biggest MECCA Concept Store Is Opening In Auckland And Goodbye Our Pay

Attention beauty fanatics: we have some seriously good news for you! New Zealand’s second all-encompassing beauty destination, MECCA…