Hot Five: 24 October 2014

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Halloween face faves, a dining experience of a lifetime & Circus goodness!

Hot 5 October 24 1

WANTING_The perfect Halloween face
It’s one week away and the pressure is ON! We’ve narrowed down our fave Halloween faces. Shaaanxo’s Elsa from Frozen is the perfect look if you’re wanting less spook factor. Emily’s corpse bride is as original as any we’ve seen (as are her other Halloween looks here). But if you want to DIY and get a few skills under your tool belt, a Halloween make-up lesson for you and friend with Samantha Fernandes from The Magic Brush will cost $135 if you book through Flossie Concierge. You’ll be able to work it like a pro come next Friday! And keep your eyes on our Facebook page for a our delicious and slightly creepy Halloween competition next week!

Hot 5 October 24 2 and 3

NEEDING_Raw Desserts app
If you’re over the sugar highs and lows but still want to enjoy a tasty morsel or five, Raw Desserts app is for you. This app will power you with amazing and tasty raw food recipes to treat your body from the inside out. It was created by holistic health coach and certified raw foods chef & educator Lauren Glucina, from Ascension Kitchen, who is a passionate advocate for whole foods. Her delectable recipes (more than 50 and growing) replace refined sugars, rancid oils and toxic colourings with creative alternatives like raw cacao, nut milks, super foods and flower essences. Enjoy!

LOVING_Dreamers Circus
This event reminds us why Kiwis are awesome! Dreamers is a charity Circus event happening this Sunday Labour Weekend and brings together New Zealand’s best circus performers for a one-off night of inspiration and delight. It is dedicated to 5-year-old Maddy who is living with Cerebral Palsy and cannot walk. The performers are donating their time, and a whole host of amazing sponsors have come together, to help Maddy get the treatment she needs to walk unassisted. Tickets are start at $35 or $55 for the full VIP treatment, and are available here.

Hot 5 October 24 4 and 5

LOVING_Savar Hand Cream
For those of you with very sensitive skin, or suffer from eczema and psoriasis we’ve found the perfect hand cream! Savar’s Limited Edition Advanced Hand Repair 250 mL ($39) is designed to sooth and repair dry, raw skin, lessen the ageing process and feeds cuticles and nails. It’s packed full of goodness with skin nourishing blackcurrant oil, organic bilberry, marshmallow extract, organic fig, lime flower, lemon balm and organic goji berries. Possibly good enough to eat! And this cream comes perfume-free so it won’t clash with all your other body beautiful goodies.

LUSTING_FOR_Dîner en Blanc
Ever wanted to dine al fresco with thousands of others? We’re not talking picnic, we’re talking elegance and glamour! Introducing the global phenomenon Dîner en Blanc, which is back in Auckland 2015. People from all over New Zealand gather, dressed in white, to enjoy a delicious meal in one of the city’s most iconic open spaces. Dîner en Blanc began in Paris 25 years ago and now draws 15,000 people. To become of this thrilling annual dining spectacular, you need to register here and cross all your fingers and toes that you receive an invitation. Good luck!


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