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Perfect perfume or eau de yuck? Why scents smell different and 4 fragrance tips

A must-have perfume to one, is borderline offensive to another. What makes perfume appealing? And why does it smell differently on different people?...

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Five minutes with: Aubrey Parsons

Professor Aubrey Parsons says that the most exciting discoveries in the beauty sector are materials produced via biotechnology, genetic engineering, GMOs and a deeper understanding of microrganisms, on MiNDFOOD.

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How to get “Farrah flicks”

As a salute to the gorgeous 1970’s fashion icon Farrah Fawcett, who passed recently, here’s how to get flicks as fabulous as hers, tips on MiNDFOOD.

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Five minutes with: Mana Dave

Mana Dave is an award-winning hair stylist, the Creative Director at Auckland’s hairsalon, Blaze, and an international platform artist for Redken, MiNDFOOD interview.

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Five minutes with: Richard Wolstenholme

Richard Wolstenholme is the Vice President of Marketing for Nutrimetics, a leading direct selling company that has offered New Zealand and Australian women naturally-enriched beauty products for forty years, on MiNDFOOD.

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M.A.C Pro Launch

M.A.C launches its cutting-edge, performance-tested Pro collection in New Zealand, on MiNDFOOD.

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Dior Fall 09 Makeup

Beauty images from the Dior Fall 09 shows, on MiNDFOOD.

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Five minutes with: Lance Blanchette

Joico International Artist and co-owner of The Lounge Hair Salon, Lance Blanchette chats to MiNDFOOD.

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Five minutes with: Phoenix Renata

Phoenix Renata is the creator of retro makeup brand Phoenix Cosmetics, on MiNDFOOD.

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Chanel make-up notes

Peter Philips explains Chanel’s make-up look from the 2009/10 Autumn-Winter ready-to-wear show, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Five minutes with: Molnar Ferenc

Founded in 1958 in Hungary by Ilona Molnar (or “Ilcsi” as she’s affectionately known), Ilcsi Organic Skincare range offers natural yet potent, problem-solving skin solutions. MiNDFOOD speaks to Ilcsi’s son, Ferenc Molnar.

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Chanel: Backstage Make-Up

Chanel: Backstage Make-Up gallery, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Me Salon “Pamper Me” package

Me Salon Auckland is offering a MiNDFOOD reader a fabulous makeover experience.

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Five minutes with: Jeffrey van Vorsselen and Barry White

Jeffrey van Vorsselen and Barry White on the opening of the Chuan Spa at the Langham, Auckland, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Five minutes with: Sherrill Towner

Sherrill Towner, international training manger for Dr. LeWinn’s, offers advice on cosmeceuticals, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Chanel No. 5: The Film

Acclaimed French actor Audrey Tautou graces our television screens this month as the face of the legendary Chanel N°5 fragrance in a two-minute film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Dry skin

Treating the symptoms of dry skin, such as flaking, 
itching, scaling, loss of elasticity and tightness, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Jock Robinson’s winter hair must-haves

Jock Robson began his hairdressing career 12 years ago. He now co-owns Dharma salon in Auckland which he opened in 2005 with Sara Allsop.

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Five minutes with: Tony Bauman

MiNDFOOD speaks to guru makeup artist and Head of Colour at Mecca Cosmetica, Tony Bauman, about his favourite beauty products, top beauty tips and how to avoid makeup blunders, on MiNDFOOD.

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Free spirit

A master of colours, pigments and textures, 
Lancôme’s Aaron De Mey is inspired by opposites and extremes, from beaches to punk rock, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Tried & tested: Lip gloss

Lips with high shine, alluring colour and 
kiss-me-now flavours 
are hard to resist. 
Our Beauty Editor, 
Milly Nolan, tests six 
of the best lip glosses 
with pretty pink hues 
and luscious texture, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Get the look: Edgy French roll

Straight from the Dion Lee show at the recent Rosemount Australian Fashion Week , hairstylist Brad Ngata shows us how to achieve the contemporary French roll look, on MiNDFOOD.

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Five minutes with: Elizabeth Barbalich

Elizabeth Barbalich is the founder of Antipodes, a certified organic skincare brand, on MiNDFOOD.

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Grant Bettjeman’s expert hair guide

Grant Bettjeman’s expert how-to-guide to blow-drying your hair with Kérastase Nectar Thermique, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Aaron De Mey’s favourite things

Aaron De Mey reveals what he enjoys most, from fashion and design to films and music, on MiNDFOOD.

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