Current Haircare Favourites

Apologies for the lack of blog posts. I have photos taken for so many posts, but with Christmas and then being sick for the best part of three weeks, I just haven’t had the brainpower to sit down and write!

Anyway – hair.

One of my best friends once shared her mum’s beauty advice with me – spend as much as you can possibly afford on the best skincare. Hair? Go cheap and cheerful.

I have to admit, while I have always been on-board with the first part, a childhood of limp, greasy hair has meant I am equally keen on discovering products that are going to give me healthy, shiny, voluminous locks.

This post takes a look at some of my favourites from the past few months. I also recently got my hands (finally!) on some products from the Ouai line. More to come on those! Continue reading “Current Haircare Favourites”

Mecca Maxima Haul and First Impressions

For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my posts about the chaos that was the Christchurch Mecca Maxima opening.

In New Zealand we get our beauty fix from Mecca. We have Mecca Cosmetica (think Space NK – white, luxurious, $$$) which has been in Christchurch for as long as I have been here. It’s pretty awesome, covers all the bases (Nars, Dr Dennis Gross, By Terry, Bumble and Bumble and even Kate Somerville) and is well priced again overseas RRPs.

Last month Mecca Maxima opened its first NZ shop in Christchurch. Maxima is Cosmetica’s younger sister. Think Sephora – ‘cool’ brands, chaotic and an kick-ass aisle of doom (seriously – travel sized Kate Somerville Nourish. I die).

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