Spring Skincare Series: Expert Advice

With the change in seasons – goodbye dehydrated winter skin – and the rapid approach of summer – hello sun-kissed complexions – we’re putting serious thought into overhauling our beauty regimens. And with that comes a lot of questions: am I using the right products for my skin type? Why does my skin start to get oily once warmer weather arrives? How often should I really be exfoliating?

In order to answer all those crucial skincare questions, we’ve decided to seek expert advice. In a couple of weeks – on the 25th of October – we’ll be hosting a live Facebook chat on MiNDFOOD’s Facebook page with Hayley Gardiner, Estée Lauder New Zealand’s education manger. We want to know what you’d ask Hayley about your skin or you skincare regimen, so let us know using the form below. And tune into our live chat at 7PM on the 25th of October.


Deadly Ponies launch jewellery collection

Deadly Ponies has teamed up with bespoke Parisian jeweller Atelier Paulin to bring its first jewellery collection to life. The hand-tempered brass hardware that features in Deadly Ponies’ new collection, Grande Familia, served as the inspiration. “When I was designing the collection I was thinking it would be great to bend brass into letters or words,” says founder Liam Bowden. “We researched how to do it and there happened to be a French company already doing it and they were super keen to work with us.” The collaborative collection features bracelets and pins that have been individually handcrafted in the turned and twisted technique.

The collection has been launched with three key pieces: a fine bracelet, clothing pin and a woolen felt hat with pin adornment. Each piece is offered in either ‘Deadly’ or ‘Ponies’ crafted from 14kt gold, sterling silver, or 18kt gold-plated precious thread. You can shop them here now.