Mother’s Day Pampering Treatments

Your mother spent years stroking your hair, kissing your grazes and drawing you bubble baths (even if you didn’t want to take them). Give her back some pampering love with one of these therapeutic Mother’s Day treatments…


Forme Spa 3        

Formé Spas across the country are offering 15% off facial vouchers for their ‘Bioelements Rejuvenation Facial’, which is custom designed to every client’s skin concerns. Spas are located in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington,, (purchases must be made before 9 May 2015).


Mercure brides les bains - 9860    

Spa at the Pullman has created the ‘Mind, Body and Sole’ treatment, a 75 minute package that includes a raw cacao and honey foot ritual, soothing back, neck and shoulder massage, and an Elemis inspired scalp treatment using coconut and frangipani oil, $139,


MTS Albany1-SML   

More Than Skin spas are offering an exclusive ‘Mother’s Day’ package which includes a Joyce Blok Facial and Body Sugar Scrub, plus a luxurious Joyce Blok Sugar Scrub to take home, $200,


PSC entrance side on sml   

Prescription Skin Care’s range of medifacials use high quality ingredients designed to lighten and brighten the skin, tackling pigmentation and hydration. Book a single medifacial before the end of May ($155), and quote MiNDFOOD to receive a complimentary mini cleanser,


spaayurda Vishuddi_09_03   

Spa Ayurda’s ‘Ananda – Total Bliss’ spa package includes a customized balancing facial followed by a tridosha full-body massage to align the body, mind and spirit, $199 for a two hour treatment,


Jouvence Chch Jouvence spaJouvence spa in Christchurch is offering the nourishing ‘Seasonal Facial with Grape and Pear’, which includes a free product to take home, ($89 for 45 minutes). Jouvence in Auckland have ‘Makeover For Mum’, a complementary makeup consultation with either a Sothys lipstick and a travel sized Sothys Skincare Foundation to take home ($87), or a Sothys lipstick and full-sized Sothys mascara to take home ($111),


About Face   

About Face salons have the heavenly-sounding ‘Pure Fiji Island Time Facial’, which includes a lomi lomi back massage, hydrating foot ritual, and Pure Fiji exotic facial to leave skin glowing. Now on special at $99, Online sales close at 1pm on Thursday 7th May to ensure delivery, but vouchers will be on sale in clinics up to and including Sunday.


Polynesian Spa.  Thermal hot springs and health spa. Rotorua, Ne   

Polynesian Spa in Rotorua has recently launched new wellness rituals. Treat mum to their incredible ‘Body Polish & Aix Spa Massage Combo’, $170, and she can enjoy the new reflexology walk and cold plunge pool, along with the centre’s award-winning thermal pools,



MiNDFOOD meets new Estee Lauder face Eva Mendes in LA

Actress, businesswoman and mother Eva Mendes has been announced as the spokesmodel of Estee Lauder’s upcoming New Dimension transformative skincare collection.

MiNDFOOD and MiNDFOOD STYLE beauty director Liz Hancock was lucky to fly to Los Angeles last month to exclusively interview Mendes about her career, motherhood and work with Estee Lauder. You can read the full interview in the September issue of MiNDFOOD, when the groundbreaking New Dimension range launches later this year.

The stunning Cuban-American actress began her Hollywood career in 1998, but Mendes first major role came opposite Denzel Washington in 2001 film Training Day. Since then she has selected a diverse range of roles that vary between comedy and drama, including films Once Upon A Time In Mexico, We Own The Night and Beyond The Pines.

Last year Mendes and partner Ryan Gosling had their first child, a daughter called Esmeralda. Mendes juggles her roles as an actor and mother with her business ventures including a home decor line – Vida, a fashion collection called Eva Mendes for NY&CO, and a colour cosmetics line called CIRCA.

Mendes told MiNDFOOD that she has loved the brand Estee Lauder since she was 12, when she fell in love with the perfume Knowing while shopping in an LA mall in the Valley. “I’ve been wearing it ever since then,” said Mendes.

Mendes is the face of Estee Lauder’s new range which is dedicated to re-shaping the face, and includes New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum and New Dimension Expert Tape. Facial transformation is a new product category for the beauty industry, and the range promises both instant and long-term results.

“As an actress, businesswoman and now a mother, Eva understands the power of transformation that is at the heart of our new approach to beauty,” comments Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global brand president for Estee Lauder.


FullSizeRender EvaMendes_NDSkincare_modelshot_EsteeLauder