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Tips to getting the perfect manicure ...

Happy New Year! I trust you've had a lovely festive season with friends and family. The fun doesn't stop here though with long Summer days and many events and concerts on in the area. Feel fabulous by treating yourself to a mani or pedicure.If you like to DIY, we've got gorgeous Summery nail colours just in from OPI and to get the perfect mani at home, try these tips: Remove any existing lacquer with remover and wash your hands with soap and warm water to start. Tidy up cuticles with an exfoliating cream, trim and push them back. Shape the nail with clippers or a nail file, taking care to file in one direction to prevent breaks. Buff the surface of the nails...

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Join us going Pink for the Week

Today 9 NZ women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and tomorrow and the next day. Scary isn't it? To raise awareness and funds for NZBCF, we are going pink for the week.  We have this gorgeous prize pack of Linden Leaves body products, a snuggly dressing gown and 30 minute massage to win, all valued at $250.00. Tickets are only $5.00 each and all funds raised will be donated to the NZBCF.You can purchase your raffle ticket online or at the pharmacy and while you're there, please dedicate a pink ribbon on the tree to someone you love.  As a reminder, the NZBCF encourages B.R.A.S. to reduce our risk of breast cancer: Be Breast awareReduce your riskAct on breast changesScreening mammograms (read more here)I'll look forward to seeing you...

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Tips for getting the best results from your spray tan

To get the best results from your tan, we've put together some tips: Wax or shave 24 hours before tanning. Waxing and shaving leaves the pores open which can lead to an uneven tan if applied too soon. Schedule laser hair removal for at least 24 hours before tanning. Shower and exfoliate about 8 hours prior to your appointment and continue to exfoliate regularly afterwards if you love a good spray tan! Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the surface of your skin leaving a smooth surface to apply to. Remember those hard to reach areas that often get missed and the tougher spots of your knees, elbows, knuckles and ankles. Apply a moisturiser and good all-over polish the night before tanning, but avoid any...

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Are you looking for a beautiful brow that lasts, without painful permanent techniques?

Wanting to avoid fake looking caterpillar brows? Fed up of tints that simply don't last?  I hear you! I am so pleased to now be able to offer you a brow design and tint service, using henna tinting for a longer lasting look. The brow is mapped and shaped according to the shape of your face and your preference to achieve a natural look that frames your face. Then a natural henna dye is applied to stain the skin and hair for a fuller, longer lasting tint effect. Results can last up to 2 weeks on the skin and 4-6 weeks on the brow hair, reducing the need for re-tints. Katie says about her brows, "Soooo happy with them Amber!!Been showing them...

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Top tips for healthy Summer skin

These long sunny days are divine to enjoy, but can take a toll on our skin. We all know the importance of protecting our skin from sunburn and skin cancers but hours in the sun can also lead to premature ageing, wrinkles, pigmentation, brown spots and open pores. Here are our 4 top tips for protecting your skin: Re-apply sunscreen regularly, especially after swimming. Tan a safer way with products rather than UV rays. Take home products from Bondi Sands or St Tropez are great to use or maintain a tan. Our in salon spray tans are super popular and prices start from just $30.00. Hydrate your skin after a day out. The Avène range is based on a thermal spring water rich in minerals...

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