If there’s one habit it pays to get into ahead of W-day, it’s taking off your makeup properly. And while we don’t generally tend to look upon makeup wipes as the mossssst exciting item in our cosmetics bag, we’ve made an exception for Essano’s Rosehip wipes. Why? They use certified organic rosehip oil, they’re New Zealand made (read: no animal testing) and you can bag a pack for a mere $9. We love.
Boys can be so hard to buy for, but how about this: chic menswear label Working Style is now stocking London-based Gentlemen’s Tonic skincare in its five New Zealand stores, which would make a gorgeous pressie your groom can actually use. We have a soft spot for good old-fashioned shaving gear (it just looks so slick in the bathroom!) - check out the Horn Razor, $169, and Pre-Shave Oil, $49. Visit workingstyle.co.nz and gentlemenstonic.com.
No one can dispute the pure magic of a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly, and Lindi Kingi’s latest range, Chrysalis, is equally enchanting. Pretty with a boho edge, the new range pitches pastels, creams and greys against metallic accents in the form of whimsical charms - feathers, roses, crowns, skulls. Stack several bracelets or necklaces to lend your honeymoon a free-spirited vibe, or pair your bridesmaid dresses with a soft pink piece. We’re also loving the brand’s Deluxe collaboration with The Mint Republic Jewellery, and can’t wait to get our hands on the Alchemy Ember earrings, available in black rhodium, gold, rose and silver.
Frankly, my dears, if you’re aiming for bridal skin that’s as smooth as your man’s moves, you should give a damn about this new moisturiser from Frank Body. Joining the original Frank Body Scrub, the coffee seed extract-based Body Cream contains caffeine that stimulates blood flow, targeting cellulite, stretch marks and more, while ingredients like pomegranate, green tea and coconut oil provide hydration and a protective antioxidant boost. We’re officially done with skim milk – this healthy oils-infused cream is the new low-fat. Visit au.frankbody.com
So divine is Willa & Mae’s luxury silk sleepwear, it quells all desire to wear anything else. It could become a problem, though not if you’re looking for something heavenly to wear while you get beautified on your wedding day, or on your wedding night. Or make like the models in the brand’s recent New Zealand Fashion Week show and style up a camisole or pyjama top for day. We’ll use any excuse…