Map of Beauty – New Zealand

My little project Map of Beauty have really grown over the last year and I’ve been so lucky when so many of New Zealand’s beauty brands said yes to become a part of it, and  they all have been so positive about the whole project, and eager to participate.. Since I arrived I’ve had many interesting meetings and talks with people behind some of the brands I’m going to write about over the next few weeks. The New Zealand beauty...

VILLA & STONE

The other week I spoke to Yvonne , who is one of the founders behind the Australian luxury handmade candle brand, Villa & Stone, born in Bronte – Sydney. Villa & Stone creates handmade candles with 100% natural soy wax, pure cotton wicks and uses a mix of essential oils and natural fragrances to give each candle it’s signature scent. Villa & Stone has 3 different collections, “Salt And Sand Hills“, gives you a hint of summer, “Life Love And Style“,...

Jurlique

Jurlique got created for more than 30 years ago, by a man, with a huge knowledge and understanding for herbalism and such a big amount of passion and love for skincare, that he left home and moved to the other side of the world with his wife and four kids, to live out his dream. Dr. Jurgen was born in Germany, with a family that had a deep faith in natures own remedies, especially his granddad was well-known for his knowledge of the forrest herbs and their healing benefits. Dr. Jurgen showed...

RECYCLE – SCENTED CANDLES

It’s not the scented candle you can recycle of course, but it’s the packing it comes in, mostly a scented candle comes in a beautiful packing and we (mostly girls) can enjoy our scented candles for months and months and fear the day when the candle is all gone…. So why not reuse the containers when we enjoy them so much, it will not just save the environment, but also hels you to be organized! WIN WIN… These where my two favorite candles and...

REVIEW | FOREO

First we saw the Clarisonic, then came all the different Konjac Sponges, and now the FOREO Luna is here. Yes, we are talking about a cleaning tools and I have been testing the LUNA from the Swedish brand FOREO. Before writing this review I used FOREO Luna, every morning and evening for 5 weeks. So how does it work? Remove all your make up, then apply your cleansing product, grab your Luna and with one press the vibrations start. The Luna has a...

For All The Blondes….

I have colored my hair blond, the most of my adult life and to keep it fresh and clean without any yellowish undertone, what most people will experience, when they bleach their hair. Its not because your hairstylist is bad, (well they can be) but it mostly has something to do with our surroundings in our daily life from pollution, cigarette smoke and even some hair oils can leave traces and give our ends a yellow undertone.. To avoid that,...

Aesop – Going Back To The Roots Of Classic Perfumes.

Aesop has just launched a new fragrance, Tacit and yesterday I visit the Aesop boutique in Newtown, Sydney for the launch. As some of you might know, I have a big passion and love for fragrance and I have been waiting for a while for Aesop to launch a new scent and finely Tacit can stand side by side with my one of my favorites Marrakech Intense. I see perfumes as an artwork and I love how Aesop has made a...