Brighten your world!

Brighten your world!

Although this time of year can be more dull with the shorter, cooler winter days, your wardrobe sure doesn’t need to be! The easiest and most fun way to brighten up the winter months and lift your spirits is by adding colour, texture and patterns to your outfits!

From warm neutral tones to exuberant reds, we have the hot fashion trends to delve into this season so you can step our feeling fabulous whatever the weather or occasion!

Love it or loathe it, animal print is one of those fashion trends that will continue to return again and again.

Even though Leopard print seems to be the most popular, don’t forget about the other options such as zebra, giraffe, tiger and even tropical birds!

Amp up your denim with an animal print belt or shoes, or bring on instant glamour with a flowy dress or fluffy coat. And if you’re brave enough, why not get some fun nail art to top off your outfit!

Want to go a bit more neutral this winter? Nothing wrong with that!

Light brown, tan and beige continues to be a favourite this season. They pair beautifully with blue, beige and crisp white jeans. So why not welcome these neutrals to your wardrobe?

Whether you want to rock your cinnamon brown boots, your rust coat or accentuate your eyes with a chocolate eye shadow, you will be a natural at showing off your beauty!

Blue is such a classic colour that’s available in many different shades and can easily be dressed up or down.

Wear a smokey blue to the office, some navy blue to a special event or just that timeless pair of blue jeans for a casual coffee out with the girls. It’s an easy colour to wear on its own or pair with some naturals and soft pinks.

What’s the easiest way to brighten up a dull winters day? Add a splash of colour of course!

Do it your way with a piece of clothing, a scarf, a lippie or some nail polish. Whatever you choose you are bound to get some compliments and make you feel extra good.

Adding a bit of orange helps spice up winter days!

Colours such as pumpkin, sunset and salamander are warm and vibrant, while apricot, amber and sandstone has a softer feel.

Orange is associated with joy and sunshine, and when there is not a lot of sunshine around, why not create your own?!

What’s hot this winter season?

Green is definitely one of the popular colour trends this season. Whether you love a shade of deep-sea green, olive, rich green or all of them (nothing wrong with that right!) – you will definitely be looking cozy in your choice.

Pair it with black or neutrals or even some florals in pink or purple. Create a contrast, go all one tone, be YOU!

Yellow is such a stunning, but sometimes feared colour (to wear). Did you know that yellow represents personal power and fulfilment, abundance, courage and self-confidence?

You can easily introduce this colour by means of accessories or beauty products if you don’t feel quite bold enough to don a yellow jacket or pants.

Give it a try and bring some happiness and sunlight to your outfit!

An outfit isn’t complete without a sumptuous lippy! Just in time for winter, Quoi’s new lipstick shades have hit the shelves! These three fabulous colours are available in-salon now!  

These opulent, creamy, intensely-pigmented formulas bathe lips with moisture and antioxidant Vitamin E helps keeps lips protected, conditioned and hydrated throughout the day.

Show your fearlessness with Audacious Azalia from Quoi!

This bold yet beautifully earthy shade will make your pout pop! Representing your brave, daring side, this stunning lipstick exudes confidence, providing that final definitive touch to any outfit!

Regal Red from Quoi.

According to colour psychology, red is the colour most associated with passion, action and energy. Red represents confidence, lust and in some cultures, it represents luck. No wonder there’s something so sultry and divine about a woman who wears a bold red lip.

Let’s go to Paris! If only we could right now…
We’ll take you there with our Parisian Pink lipstick from Quoi.

The colour pink is the colour of universal love of oneself and of others. Pink represents friendship , affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability. Pink is the sweet side of the colour red.

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Escape to Fiji!

Escape to Fiji!

Dreaming of a tropical getaway, relaxing on white sand beaches, dining on fresh tropical fruits and juices, swimming in the pristine oceans of the South Pacific?

Although we can’t physically travel to the tropics right now, indulging in our Pure Fiji products will transport you straight to Fiji without leaving the comfort of your own home!
From body scrubs to butters, exotic body oils to lotions, your skin will not only thank you for using Pure Fiji, but your senses will too!

Pure Fiji is crafted from the goodness of what the earth and sea has to offer! Untouched tropical flora and the warm Pacific Ocean offer up exotic drift nut oils and powerful plant actives. Sugar cane, pineapple, papaya, passionflower and green coconut are freshly harvested and processed within hours to preserve their fresh bounty of naturally occurring nutrients.

Pure Fiji’s blend of cold pressed coconut, dilo, macadamia and sikeci nuts revered for their medicinal and beautifying properties contribute pure, unadulterated nourishment, moisturisation, nutrition and protection. Deep-sea plants provide protection from the inevitable aging effects of the sun and the inimitable Ngi grass – living within reach of the ocean spray – contribute to the formula for enhanced hydration and drastically improved skin moisturisation.

 

With our seven exotic Pure Fiji infusions there’s a flavour to suit everyone’s taste!

Pure Fiji’s newest beautiful range, Moringa boosts divine subtle infusion with notes of Mandarin, mulberry, vanilla, bergamot, island rose and honeysuckle.

Discover the refreshing multi layered aroma of fresh coconut milk infused with a zesty blend of sun ripened limes and a hint of lime blossom, which will have you drifting away to your island paradise.

The rich creamy fragrance of a delicately sweet coconut makes you remember the gentle caress of a sun soaked breeze, and let your imagination transport you back to paradise!

The amazing noni plant has been used by South Pacific Islanders as a source of medicine for over 2000 years. Noni fruit, Noni leaf hydrosols and Noni seed oil are all used in this skin rejuvenating range.

Discover the invigorating multi layered aroma of this exotic fruit with sparkling berry notes, intoxicating blossoms and the freshness of green leaves carried on warm tropical breezes.

Loved and shared throughout the islands, this refreshing and zesty fragrance conjures imagery of sun kissed days and balmy nights.

Nestled within the exotic embrace of tropical fruit and flower notes, you are lulled by the fresh sweetness of a hint of apple caressed by the morning sun.

To purchase and find out more about each of our Pure Fiji infusions, including their many skin nourishing benefits and ingredients, head to our online store HERE, or pop into our salon at 50 Grey Street, Palmerston North.      

Pure Fiji involve as many communities as possible in the production of their items, and without this network of human interaction, they would be unable to survive and grow.

Pure Fiji make every effort to minimise, and where appropriate, enhance Fiji’s unique ecosystem. Pure Fiji continues to research and implement programs that reflect good conservation measures while reducing and helping negate our carbon footprint.

Raw ingredients are wild-harvested – which reduces the need for artificial irrigation, fertilization and pesticides, thus reducing the impact on the local ecosystem.

Nut oils are cold pressed, coconut oil is used to power cars and generators in rural communities, and a tree planting program is in place.

At the Pure Fiji complex in Suva, gardens and building alike have been designed to maximize insulation and reduce the factory’s dependence on air conditioning.

To keep up with our latest Pure Fiji news, promotions and giveaways follow us on Facebook.

Heros Under $100

Heros Under $100

How to start prepping your skin for winter

Step up your moisturising game

In order to prevent your skin from suffering during the cooler months, your summer moisturising routine will most likely need a few tweaks. A heavier moisturiser will be necessary in order to help retain vital hydration and support your skin’s barrier function.

Ultra Rich Moisturiser Cream $125

With Essential Fatty Acids, Ceramides and Ultra’s unique Advanced Moisturising Complex, this moisture-rich formula helps to nourish and repair skin, providing all-day hydration for a smooth complexion.

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Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum $112

Contains Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Hyaluronic Acid (capable of holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water), as well as Provitamin B5 to plump up the skin for a more dewy, hydrated complexion. Another winter lifesaver. 

SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB

Coconut Crush Scrub $35

Infused with pineapple enzymes and crushed coconut shells. Buff away dry skin cells and unclog pores to rejuvenate your skin while the Vitamin rich coconut creme with exotic nut oils deeply moisturise and nourish.

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Coconut Sugar Rub $66.50

Naturally occurring alpha hydroxyl gently buffs away aging skin cells, polishes your skin clean and uncloges pores, while cold pressed virgin coconut, dilo, macadamia and sikeci oils nourish, moisturise and protect your skin leaving it glowingly healthy!

Don’t forget your sunscreen

Just because you’re not hitting the beach and basking in the warm sun this winter, doesn’t mean you should forget about sun protection altogether. While it may not feel sweltering hot, the winter sun can still do plenty of damage. UVA rays are present all year round and are the main contributing factor for accelerated ageing.

Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30 $93

Protect your skin every day with broad spectrum sun protection combined with a boost of moisture. Our best-selling non-whitening hydrating formula is fast absorbing and lightweight. Suitable for dry skin types.

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Coola Classic Body SPF50 Spray $49

Your invisible shield against the sun and elements – our Winter Hero!

Eating for Healthy Skin this Winter 

Your skin is a reflection of your life. It reflects the quality of your diet, lifestyle and wellbeing. What you apply topically is important, but true skin transformation is only possible when we work from within.

We want to take a holistic approach to eating well for your skin, allowing you to find the right superfood to complement your own skincare products.

Bestow offers a beautiful range of skin nutrition boosters, recipes and rituals to nourish skin from within.

Bestow Gut Love+ Powder $78

A world-class synbiotic powder, including probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes to restore the gut and renew skin from within. Rich in fibre, it promotes regular elimination of toxins, creating the inner environment for clear, glowing skin.

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Bestow Beauty Plus Oil $72

Moisturises your skin from within and provides extra nutritional support during times of ill health or stress.

Bestow Gut-Skin Connection from Bestow Beauty is a life-changing book $49 

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Why? Because it doesn’t just teach you why improving gut health is key to transforming skin, improving energy and lifting your mood – it shows you how.  And, it will inspire and delight you in the process.

Water!!!

The last on our list isn’t a food product, but it is an essential component in a healthy eating plan for your skin. Make sure you replace any fluids lost, especially during winter, when you may be around heating a lot more. 

Hygiene Standards

Hygiene Standards

Superior hygiene practices are part of our daily processes, but what exactly does this mean? We don’t often let you know to what extent we go to to keep our salon as clean & healthy as possible for our clients & staff, so here are a few insights into our hygiene practices….

We take hygiene extremely seriously & ensure we all follow numerous cleaning steps each & every day:

* Triple sterilisation of our manicure & pedicure tools after every treatment
We DO NOT recycle our wax!
Our laundry/linen (treatment room bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels etc) are all hospital grade cleaned (cleaned by the same company who washes the hospital linen)
Our CleanSpa Pedicure Chairs enable us deliver the most hygienic pedicures possible, combining MagnaCleanse Technology, the ‘true’ pipeless magnetic jet, with disposable CleanSpa Liners (which are recyclable)
We use hospital grade cleaners for our surfaces, floors, toilets, equipment etc
Our staff ensure proper hand washing and sanitising before & after each & every treatment
* Our staff have rubber gloves & masks readily available to wear for any treatment upon clients request
* We have hand sanitiser in each treatment room & at reception
* We keep up to date with Ministry of Health guidelines, recommendations & news to ensure we are following the correct practices around hygiene & bugs.

We are so proud of our beautiful, state of the art salon and the high standard of service we provide, so if you would love enjoy a treatment with our expertly trained beauty therapists in our fresh, relaxed, serene salon book an appointment at a time and day that suits you online now by clicking HERE.

LUSCIOUS LASHES!

LUSCIOUS LASHES!

LASHES, LASHES, LASHES! What an amazing couple of days our lovely Brooke has had learning all about how to create stunning, luscious lashes! 

Recently Brooke had the pleasure of doing training with the wonderful Rhozie from House of Lashes Australia where she learnt different methods for creating MEGA VOLUME FANS! These gorgeous fans range anywhere from 10-23 lash extensions carefully crafted by hand into a little fan and applied to one natural lash. The lashes are super super fine and only weigh 0.03 of a gram, which are almost weightless and do not cause any damage to the natural lashes! Brooke also learnt the ever so popular styling of Kim Kardashian lashes, as well as which styles are best suited to certain eye shapes.

The very next day Brooke caught the 6.00am flight to Auckland for more training at Cerise Lash Boutique with another incredibly talented lash artist and trainer, Natasha Gallier from Perth. So far in her young career Natasha has 32 awards and still counting! Her course was specifically to teach participants more about competing and what judges are looking for in a perfect set of russian volume lashes, as well as what things points are deducted for. She also touched on eye styling and mapping, how important it is to be organised and the risks involved with allergic reactions.

Both Trainers were able to share their helpful tips and tricks with Brooke now feeling super confident and motivated to get better at her lash craft and hopefully compete in live comps next year, or the following! Watch this space!✌🏻

To book a lashes treatment with our expert Brooke click HERE, or  phone 06 358 8745.