Women are often concerned about hair removal on sensitive areas of their body such as their face, which needs more gentle treatment, thus subtracting the option to treat these areas the same way as they would with other parts of their body. Research has shown that ‘Many women feel a stigma about shaving their face, and believed that shaving hair makes it grow back faster and thicker,’ Veet’s senior consumer marketing manager Emma Smith says.
Veet’s Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler provides the solution to this, as it is super-gentle on the skin, making hair removal on any sensitive areas easy and safe. Gone are the days of needing multiple tools to stay hair and fuzz-free. Veet’s Beauty Styler is an all-in-one portable, handbag-friendly tool developed to provide women with a quick, effective and pain-free hair removal option, handy and easy to use for touch-ups, and effortlessly trimming and shaping facial, underarm and bikini hair.
To facilitate precise shaping and styling, the Beauty Styler comes with multiple interchangeable heads: these include a two-headed trimmer for optimum eyebrow shaping and miscellaneous facial hair trimming, and a 20 mm trimmer head for underarms and bikini line.
Veet takes smooth skin to a whole new level with the introduction of the Precision Beauty Styler and is now available from leading supermarkets and pharmacies, RRP NZ$49Â·99. Veet also invites users to share their successful use of the Precision Beauty Styler on social media, hashtagging #smoothoperator.â€”Cecilia Xu
Above, from top: The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s Executive Lake View Penthouse. The BarcelÃ³ Bavaro Grand Resort. Church Road Winery winemaker Chris Scott.
Church Road Winery winemaker Chris Scott, whom Lucire had the pleasure to meet earlier this year as he introduced his Tom vintages, has been named New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2016 by Winestate magazine. Scott also won the title in 2013. Winestate also awarded Scott’s Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2014 with the Syrah/Shiraz of the Year trophy and New Zealand Wine of the Year trophy.
The Winestate New Zealand Winemaker of the Year award is given to the individual who achieves the highest score from the top 10 different wines judged throughout the year.
Another international win was scored by the Rees Hotel Queenstown, which was judged Best New Zealand Ski Hotel at the 2016 World Ski Awards in KitzbÃ¼hel, Tirol, Austria. The awards are considered ski tourism’s most coveted prizes. The Rees Hotel is within easy reach of Coronet Peak, the Remarkables, Treble Cone and Cardona, while its complimentary ski concierge services cater to the most demanding of skiers. The Rees team can help with arranging skiing or snowboarding packages, gear hire, lessons and heli-skiing. BarcelÃ³ Hotel Group will create new brands to complement the parent one: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, and Allegro Hotels. After acquiring Occidental, which brought the Spanish-HQed company into Aruba and Colombia, BarcelÃ³ has had to rethink its structure. Royal Hideaway (seven per cent of its portfolio) is the top brand, with luxury resorts; BarcelÃ³ Hotels and Resorts represents affordable but upscale resorts, with U-Spa Health and Wellness Centres, and includes its flagship BarcelÃ³ Emperatriz; Occidental Hotels & Resorts is for families, friends and couples with adventure inclusions; and Allegro Hotels (five per cent) is aimed at budget travellers.
Living Nature’s Colour Me Beautiful lipstick gift packs have become a permanent line, featuring three complementary, certified-natural, organic lipsticks in each pack. They are presented in three themes: Colour Me Natural, Colour Me Romantic, and Colour Me Vibrant.
Living Nature points out that in a lifetime, we can ingest up to 1Â·7 kg of lipstick, hence choosing ones with natural ingredients is vital. Living Nature’s lipsticks feature coconut extracts, vitamin E, and nourishing waxes, moisturizing the lips. They are allergen-free, have no synthetic chemicals or preservatives, and are safe for use during pregnancy. Retail price is NZ$75, and they are available through Living Nature’s website.
Meanwhile, Ã†gean-raised, London-based designer Ãœmran Aysan is contributing to sustainability in fashion.
As a counter to fast fashion, and with a desire to reintroduce craftsmanship and a respect for local and ethical sourcing, Aysan has launched her eponymous label, featuring pieces for resort 2017 using exquisite, natural fabrics. Look closer and you’ll see delicate needle-craft and other details from local artisans. Positive Luxury has deemed Ãœmran Aysan a â€˜Brand to Trustâ€™ for her commitment to sustainability and her support of local communities.
Above, from top:Meistens Mozart. An excerpt from Political Mother. Pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty.
The New Zealand School of Danceâ€™s Graduation Season once again brings an expertly executed programme, mixing genres from classical to modern to experimental. Among the programme tonight were three premières: Helgi Tomassonâ€™s Meistens Mozart was performed for the first time in New Zealand, while Amber Hainesâ€™s Incant and Jiři Bubeničekâ€™s Dance Gallantries received their world premières on opening night of the season at Te Whaea. Meistens Mozart started the evening and showed that, with the right arrangement and choreography, the German language could be made cheerful. Songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Bernhard Flies and Jakob Haibel, sung by the Tölzer Boysâ€™ Choir, accompanied the six dancers, the standout of whom was George Liang. Liang had previously been at Canadaâ€™s National Ballet School, and we had seen him perform last month at the Republic of Chinaâ€™s National Day celebration. There were no opening-night jitters from any of the six, who instantly transported us to an alpine society, celebrating springtime love, courtship and playfulness.
The all-male He Taongaâ€”a Gift was an energetic and intense performance where drumbeats from Whirimako Blackâ€™s â€˜Torete te Kioreâ€™ soundtrack sparked sudden moves, a demonstration of control and strength from the 14 dancers. Choreographed by Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete, He Taonga was created for the School in 2009 and reprised tonight.
Opening the second section, Laura Crawford and Yuri Marques were like delicate dolls in their pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty, Act III, with the choreography after Marius Petipa. Marilyn Rowe, OBE staged and coached, while Qi Huan was répétiteur. This was a tough ballet piece to get right and the pair got stronger as they performed, gaining confidence and drawing us into their romance.
Taking a complete tangent into modern dance was the solo performance of Glitch, a new work from NZSD tutor Victoria Columbus, whose talents we most recently saw at the World of Wearable Art, where she serves as director of choreography. The movements themselves were created by graduate Connor Masseurs, who performed the dance, playing the part of a “glitching” robotic man short-circuiting on stage with skilful, shuddering movements. Masseurs completely absorbed us with his solo: it wasnâ€™t just his limbs that Masseurs controlled, he extended the idea to facial movements, inventively finding new ways to glitch. Masseurs first performed the dance at the Grand Théâtre at the Maison de la Culture de Tahiti as part of a gala at the Académie de Danse Annie Fayn. Incant was mysterious, brooding, and ethereal: this all-female work saw dancers come together to generate new shapes, conveying to us notions of clouds, trees in a forest, or tunnels, at times passing a lit sphere between them. Hainesâ€™s choreography was meant to question traditional notions of beauty and got us successfully focusing on the collective moves of the dancers. â€˜This world,â€™ she notes in the programme, â€˜invokes a mesmerizing state of collective consciousness and celebrates the power and luminous beauty of shared intention.â€™ A captivating work, it ended the second set of dances. Dance Gallantries was another more traditional work, with 10 dancers telling more playful stories of romance, complemented by Otto Bubeničekâ€™s colourful costume design and solo violin music by J. S. Bach.
A group of 12 performed an extract from Political Mother, the eveningâ€™s one political work with jarring music and clever choreography by Hofesh Shechter. A couple merrily folk-dances in a town square, happy to be part of their society, but are they genuinely happy or manipulated by the state? Their expressions seem to suggest the latter, fooled into believing that all is well and happy in their naïveté. The action moves on to a prison, where the music is muffled and dancers ape being restrained by either arms or ankles. The final scene, with a large group of dancers back in the town, show that the entire society has succumbed to the illusion, raising their arms in acceptance. It makes you question about the times we live in, and whether intellectual discourse is suppressed in favour of simpler ideas, a population told to be happy without really knowing why.
Finally, Tchaikovskyâ€™s music from The Nutcracker was excerpted for the upbeat Tempo di Valse, with the NZSD returning to a ballet to finish the evening. The â€˜Waltz of the Flowersâ€™ was instantly recognizable, the 15 dancers showing classical movements. Nadine Tyson choreographed, while the colourful traditional costumes were designed by Donna Jefferis.
Depending on the show, the pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty may be replaced by Jack Carterâ€™s Pas de deux romantique, with music by Rossini; while Glitch may give way to The Wanderer, choreographed by Columbus and perforned by Liang.
The season runs from November 16 to 26 at Te Whaea in Wellington, New Zealand, with prices ranging from NZ$18 to NZ$33. Tickets can be booked at the New Zealand School of Dance, or online at nzschoolofdance.ac.nz/book-tickets. Weâ€™d rate it another must-see, especially to catch some rising starsâ€”we understand that some are off overseas, already snatched up by dance companies.â€”Jack Yan, Publisher
New Zealand is once again promoting womenâ€™s golf this November, as Kiwi Lydia Ko herself returns as one of seven high-profile She Loves Golf ambassadors. Also back are Toni Street, Laura McGoldrick and Jamie Curry, this year joined by She Loves Golf newbies Matilda Rice and Daisy Dagg. With a month of activities, Lucire readers can again be part of a giveaway, with a total value of over NZ$800, as part of the She Loves Golf campaign (hashtagged #shelovesgolf).
The spokeswomen will be documenting their personal golf experiences via their own blogs and social media channels, inspiring other budding young Lydia Kos to grab a friend and go play some golf!
There are pop-up events to take place in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington during November. The website at www.lovegolf.co.nz shows what activities women can participate in nationally, as well as gear they can buy and prizes they can win. Clubs are running their own events and offers, all of which can be found on the website.
All you need to do to be in to win the following prize pack is to like our Facebook page and the post where we mention #shelovesgolf: on top of the golf introductory lessons, there are plenty of goodies. Weâ€™re only shipping to New Zealand addresses, and weâ€™ll take entries till the end of November. Weâ€™ll draw one name from the likers. Enter nowâ€”and enjoy your next round of golf on us!â€”Cecilia Xu
Prize pack contents
â€¢ Caffe L’AffarÃ¨: two bags of L’Affare’s Gusto Fair Trade organic coffee, a copy of How to Make Really Good Coffee, and a KeepCup Brew
â€¢ Maybelline New York: Falsies Push-Up mascara, Master Precise curvy eyeliner, Master Fix setting spray, Vivid Matte Liquid Lip in Possessed Plum, Vivid Matte Liquid Lip in Fuchsia Ecstasy, Master Contour palette (medium)
â€¢ OSM: four six-pack boxes, four twin packs, a bag of each of cranberry and apricot bites, an OSM postcard pack and two bonus Cookie Time Original Chocolate Chip Cookies
â€¢ OVI Hydration: four bottles (watermelon, citrus, berry and peach) and a dual compact speaker
â€¢ Essano: “treat your skin” pack with rosehip cleanser, moisturizer, body lotion, rosehip oil and night cream
â€¢ Aloe Up: Pro Ultra Sport SPF 30 sunscreen stick, Pro Ultra Sport SPF 30 sunscreen lotion, Pro Ultra Sport SPF 50 sunscreen lotion, White Collection for the face (SPF 25), Pro Ultra Sport SPF 15 lip ice and Aloe Kote SPF 25
â€¢ Anti-Flamme: pack of 90 g bottles of five essential sports rubs and K6Â·0 tape
â€¢ Institute of Golf voucher for a one-on-one 30-minute golf lesson
â€¢ The Cut and World magazines: magazine and 12-month subscription to both titles
â€¢ Srixon: a dozen golf balls
â€¢ Hertz upgrade voucher
â€¢ LoveGolf bucket hat
â€¢ She Loves Golf golf tees
Emporio Armani has entered the smartwatch sector with its Connected Hybrid range, mixing the design flair of the traditional watches with the latest technology.
The watches sync with smartphones via Bluetooth, and have features such as automatic time zone updating, notifications, activity tracking, extended use without charging, easy access to music playlists, sleep-pattern monitoring, alarms, camera, and a lost-phone locator. The watches are available in pink, black, gunmetal and silver, with stainless steel or leather straps.
Founder Giorgio Armani said, ‘Today, technology influences our daily lives profoundly. There’s an app for everything, and I find that, in many cases, they are inventions that actually improve our lives. I am delighted to introduce the hybrid connected watch that places the Emporio Armani brand at the forefront of innovation in the connected accessories’ market. This line of watches combine sleek design, advanced technology, immediacy and ease of use.’
The watches are now available on www.emporioarmaniconnected.com and from selected stores and resellers worldwide.
Meanwhile, Topshop will open its second New Zealand store in Wellington, at 256 Lambton Quay, on November 3, followed by a weekend-long celebration of giveaways and activities.
The location will have both Topshop and Topman brands. In-store weekend events include DJ performances, photo walls, food, and beauty touch-ups.
Topshop first opened in New Zealand in Auckland two years ago.
Above: Topshop and Topman make it to Wellington, New Zealand.