Tasty snacks, an excuse to go shoe shopping and Tay Tay’s new single. It’s been a good week here at nzgirlHQ!
LISTENING ON REPEAT_ Taylor Swift’s new album Red
Good news Tay Tay fans – this week Taylor Swift announced she’s bringing out her fourth studio album titled Red later this year! And if that wasn’t exciting enough the songstress also released her new single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together on Wednesday. As always, the song is super catchy and shot to number one on iTunes pretty much straight away! Have a listen here – what’d you think? Love it? But the question remains (in my mind at least) WHO is Taylor talking about? Word on the street is the song is about hunky ex Jake Gyllenhaal – who Taylor dated briefly last year. The album’s release date is October 22. #cantwait PS. Doesn’t Taylor look amazing in that red lippy?
DEVOURING_ Alison Pantry’s new Nut Selections.
Next time you’re at the supermarket, make sure you swing by the pick’n'mix section and grab yourself a scoop of the Moroccan Cashews from Alison’s Pantry. As you can see in the pic, we got a delivery of four of the new seven selections out now. Our favourite was the Moroccan Cashew, but the Salt and Vinegar Almonds and Sweet’n Salty mix sure sound good too. The new selections are part of the Alison’s Pantry ‘I Love Nuts’ campaign – encouraging Kiwis to include nuts as part of their daily diet. If you want to give them a taste test, find the new selections at New World and Pak’n'Save supermarkets nationwide now.
LOVING_ always shirt rayon voile
Every nzgirl should own a white shirt that’s flattering and easy to wear that can be a never fail go-to outfit when nothing else works (because we all have those mornings!). Last weekend, I found a white shirt that fits this bill from Moochi. It’s called the “always shirt” – funny that! A well-loved piece from last summer, the shirt has been brought back by popular demand this season. Pair it with jeans and a pair of brogues for a weekend look, these cute leggings from Glassons and a pair of ankle boots for work or dress this look up with a pair of heels. Your options will be endless, check out my pinterest board for more inspiration on how to wear a white shirt. Yes, it’s $229, BUT the wear you will get out of this shirt will pay you back in dividends. Find it in your local Moochi store, or online here. There are a number of other styles around at varying prices like these ones from Glassons, Dotti and Country Road too.
PROTECTING MY INVESTMENT WITH_ Redken color extend perfect 10
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want good looking hair? The money we pay for a hair cut is an investment towards having good hair days. But you need to look after that investment to ensure you get your money’s worth. That’s where the new Color Extend Radiant-10 from Redken comes in. This protective spray is the new wonder product for coloured hair. It has many benefits – 10 in fact – including strengthening your hair, nourishing dry ends, reducing fly-aways and infusing shine. Spray it onto damp hair before styling or dry hair to refresh your look in-between washes. Find it at Redken salons nationwide now for $35 a bottle. (Plus it smells amazing!)
LUSTING FOR_rmk Avril in Platinum Metallic
Been to Hannahs lately? Well, now you have the perfect excuse … the new spring/summer collection is a must-see. Your biggest problem will be choice – there are almost 250 pairs to pick from! With every colour under the sun and almost every style – ballet flats, wedges, sneakers, platforms, flatforms, ankle boots, stilettos, sandals etc – you’ll find something you like. My pick would be these metallic wedges as they’re comfortable, classy and versatile. They come with the price tag $159.95. If you’re after something a bit edgier try the Tony Bianco EZME for $249.95. The new collection will be rolling out in stores nationwide over the next month.