Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas has come around again. I've been a bit slack with posting recently sorry, but I'm intending to put some more posts up here before the New Year. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas gift packs

It’s less than a week till Christmas, and I still haven’t written any posts about Christmas. How very un-festive of me! If you’re stuck for gift ideas, there’s a few nice gift packs out from some great NZ brands. Living Nature has five Natural Christmas Gift Packs, each $39.95, each in a Living Nature Fabric Tote Bag. They are:

Christmas Skin Essentials for Oily Skin - 50ml Purifying Cleanser, 50ml Hydrating Toning Gel, 50ml Balancing Day Lotion, 2ml Firming Flax Serum, 2ml Balancing Night Gel
Christmas Skin Essentials for Normal Skin - 50ml Vitalising Cleanser, 50ml Hydrating Toning Gel, 50ml Nourishing Day Cream, 2ml Firming Flax Serum, 2ml Nourishing Night Cream
Christmas Skin Essentials for Dry Skin - 50ml Vitalising Cleanser, 50ml Extra Hydrating Toning Gel, 50ml Rich Day Cream, 2ml Firming Flax Serum, 2ml Nourishing Night Cream
Christmas Skin Essentials for Men - 50ml Gentle Cleansing Shaving Gel, 50ml Soothing Plant Moisturiser, 50ml Soothing After Shave Gel
Christmas Body Essentials - 50ml Nourishing Body Wash, 50ml Nourishing Hand and Body Cream, 50ml Balancing Shampoo, 50ml Balancing Conditioner

Trilogy has Body Treats, $34.99, containing Botanical Body Wash 200ml and Nourishing Body Lotion 200ml. Or try Evolu Sun Set, $49.99, containing Day Cream SPF15, Protective Hand Cream SPF15, Lip Treatment SPF15, Body Lotion and an Inflatable Towelling Beach Pillow.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Five products for $10 and under

Some cool products which won’t leave you skint.

Ecostore Conditioner, $9.95 for 220ml – Available in Normal, Fine and Fragile, Dry and Damaged, and Anti-Dandruff

Viola Organics Liquid Soap, $6.50 for 250ml - Available in Lavender, Summer Fresh, and Unscented Mild/Baby

Alba Botanica Terra Tints with SPF 8, $8.99 for 4.2g – Available in six shades

Primal Earth Shave Gel, $8.49 for 175ml – Available in Menthol Cool, Aloe Hydrate, and Extra Sensitive

Blue Earth soap block large $9 – Available in 18 different scents (including Lemongrass, Orange & Lime Swirl, and Rhapsody of Roses), and also a shampoo bar – see for details

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Giovanni Colorflage

Giovanni has a new range of shampoos and conditioners for colour-treated hair, Colorflage. Available in:

Boldly Black
Beautifully Blonde
Brazenly Brunette
Remarkably Red
Perfectly Platinum

Each colour has a Daily Color Defense Shampoo, and Daily Color Defense Conditioner, each $24.99 for 250ml. Available at Farmers, although for some reason the Remarkably Red colour isn't there.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Favourite product of spring

Spring has come to an end. It’s been pretty cold for most of spring in Wellington, but it was a lot warmer when I went over to Queensland, Australia. I spent six days in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, and I bought a lot of beauty products, including Saya Coconut & Shea Body Butter, AUD$26.95 for 200g. Saya products are handmade in Noosa, and can be bought at various places in the Sunshine Coast including the amazing Eumundi markets. They can also be purchased online at The body butter is thick, rich, nourishing, and smells amazing. My favourite product of the season.