This week’s HOT FIVE has been compiled by one of our expert panelists and beauty writer, Claire Becker.
ALL BRAND NEW WITH_Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial
One of the best things you can do for skin in your younger years (apart from sun block, a good skincare regime and not smoking) is to have regular resurfacing facials which encourage your skin cells to work harder and repair themselves quicker, giving you younger looking skin for longer. This facial stings a little but it’s all worth it for the baby soft complexion you’re left with afterwards. Get it at East Day Spa - $165 for 60 minutes of skin bliss.
HAILING_New Zealand’s Hottest Shoes Collaboration
Acclaimed local designer Adrian Hailwood has teamed up with exclusive footwear boutique Mi Piaci to create a hot shoe collection: Hailwood for Mi Piaci. Hailwood designs high concept limited edition shoes for his A/W fashion shows, while Mi Piaci is known for trend-led styles and quality craftsmanship. Together, they’ve come up with a range that is the answer to every shoe-a-holic’s prayers. Shoes are available to purchase after Hailwood’s NZFW show on September 4 at www.mipiaci.co.nz
COUNTING CALORIES WITH_MyFitnessPal
The MyFitnessPal obsession is sweeping the world with girls spending more time counting their calories than ever before. Who knew that Tip Top Boysenberry Ice Cream was only 100 cals per serve? Great, I’ll have five! And OMG who knew there were that many calories in wine?! We know it’s wasting time and we know it’s obsessive, but we can’t help ourselves. Does anyone else lie to it after a Friday night as well? Just me? Download MyFitnessPal and join the calorie counting epidemic.
CRUSHING ON_Coop By Trelise Cooper
This dress – simple as it may look, is one of those dresses that suits most body shapes and looks absolutely fabulous on. Dress it up with gold and bare legs or wear it to work with tights and biker boots. A steal at $138. Loving pretty much everything else by COOP too. Visit the website here.
AYE CARUMBA! FOR_Mexico Britomart (& now Takapuna)
I’ve been trying to get a table at the Britomart Mexico for months now and every time I go there’s a queue out the door. So thank goodness, they opened one in Takapuna; the latest Auckland hot-spot. Try the tasty tequila, pick up a delicious soft shell taco or just put on your sombrero and do the Macarena because this place is awesome. Mexico. 4 The Strand, Takapuna. See the menu here.