In The Press

Put Your Best Foot Forward

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The biggest problem often seen in feet is dehydration.  As we age, our skin thins out, we loose subcutaneous fat and our feet become as dry as a desert. It is a side effect of the body’s circulation directing the blood flow to the female organs for protection. Your feet are at the end of the road and the rest is down to us neglecting them!

It is important to moisturise your feet every night, but what is more important is not to wear closed in shoes without any socks or tights. By doing this, the moisture in your feet drains into your shoes whilst also making them a tad stinky too!  Open shoes, sandals and bare feet are fine as your feet are able to breathe. Read more →

Dan’s lighter and loving it

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Dan Browne looks positively terrified as a perfectly manicured aesthetician looms over him. Lying on a bed at 536 Kennedy Cosmedics, with his feet protruding from the end and his mass of curly hair in a net, I begin to wonder if the 23-yearold knows what he has signed up for. He is preparing for a facial that will get his skin glowing in time for a 12-week Fat to Fit makeover reveal, at a Hawke’s Bay location yet to be disclosed.
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The Summer

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The sun’s out, the surf’s up, parties are popping up all over the place and bright new bikinis are appearing in window displays all around town.

But the last thing you want to do is squeeze your(rather pasty) body into a teeny bikini or buy somebright lippy only to find it clashes with your ultra-pale skin.

Do not despair, with the range of beauty products available this summer, you have no excuse not to get out there, enjoy the sun and brighten up your makeup collection.
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Art Of Putting On Bold Face

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MARIA PRIESTLEY talks to Hawkes Bay Make up Artist Vania Bailey

For most of us, one or two careers in a lifetime is enough. But not for Vania Bailey. Although she has been a makeup artist for the past nine years, it hasn’t stopped her from pursuing other hobbies and careers including acting, belly dancing, wrestling, kickboxing, farming, fashion and painting.
“You’ve got to try new things,”Vania says. “You’re here for a only short time so you should enjoy it. There’s still a lot of things I want to do.”
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