For many of us, driving is less of a joy and more just a means to get from one place to another. Sometimes though, it’s not just tedious – it’s actively annoying. It doesn’t have to be though. Below are a few hassles that you can say goodbye to thanks to the new Mazda2: 1. […]
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Eva Green, the Paris-born actress who honed her craft at a London drama school, is well versed with disrobing for the camera thanks to a string of risqué performances over the years which have shown her in several different states of undress on the big screen. But she doesn’t just get her kit off for […]
WIN! Double movie tickets to Taken 3 or Exodus when you play our slot machine game on the NEW! M2 Interactive App. Our new augmented reality app is now live on Apple & Android App Stores, download it, open it and point to the pages in M2 Jan 2015 issue with the special tattoo. You […]
Indulge your man’s spy fantasies when you enter him to win the Ultimate Kingsman Experience! Our winner will be flown to Auckland and transformed from a rough diamond to a suave super-spy thanks to BARKERS and Barkers Groom room, then join us at the exclusive M2 star studded NZ Premiere of Kingsman: The Secret Service […]
Make time to discover something special, available exclusively at Auckland Aiport through DFS, before you fly out this Christmas: [row cols_nr=”3″] [col size=”4″] 1. Jim Beam Single Barrel Known as “the pride of the rackhouse”, Jim Beam Single Barrel is carefully selected by hand. The liquid is full bodied and smooth with attributes of oak, […]
Your face is a key part of your identity – but sometimes as time goes on, the way you look and the way you feel aren’t quite the same any more. Many people just accept this as an inevitable consequence of getting a little older, but that’s no longer the case! Now achieving a fresh, […]
Every hair iron holds the implicit promise of gorgeous, Hollywood-style hair. The reality however is all too often very different. Those who’ve struggled with reasonably priced hair irons will know that they rarely perform as promised. Andi Burrell at Anoroc wanted to change that. That’s why the Kiwi company decided to create freestyler, a premium […]
Everybody likes to indulge in a little chocolate cake or pistachio ice cream every now and again – but how to get rid of those unwanted calories? See below for some ideas. Full disclosure: the amounts above are just estimates – the exact amount of calories burned varies from person to person.
Following the huge success of its UNTOLD original fragrance, Elizabeth Arden is continuing the UNTOLD sensory journey, celebrating the intrigue of the modern woman in a new light. Crafted by legendary perfumer Clement Gavarry from IFF, UNTOLD ABSOLU is a deeper, more sensual expression of UNTOLD original, speaking to the glamorous and captivating side of […]
There are few things more central to self-confidence than a good body image. When you look and feel great, it gives you the freedom to express who you truly are. HoMedics knows how crucial that confidence is, and have dedicated themselves to finding ways to help you achieve it. HoMedics Duo is an easy and […]
The award-winning mu-so from Naim Audio brings your digital music to life with effortless ease. You can stream your music wirelessly to a mu-so from your PC or Mac, Android or iPhone at high-resolution ‘better than CD’ quality. And play Internet Radio, Spotify and more. We’ve entered an age where most of our music isn’t […]
Making a house your own means more than just hanging up a few pictures. There are so many ways to put your own personal touch on a space, from selecting furnishings, to choosing a carpet – and even deciding how to present your walls. People can tend to forget what a difference the look of […]
Take a young British designer, famous for his tongue-in-cheek humour and unique colour play and add an on the rise model with rainbow coloured hair and the scene is perfectly set for a collaboration perfect for a bright summer. After two previous sell-out collaborations with MRP, Henry Holland is back with a limited edition womenswear […]
It was really no surprise when Lorde swept the VNZMA awards at Vector Arena on the 20th November, carrying off Album of the Year and Best Female Solo Artist as well as 4 other awards – but the fashion on display at NZ music’s big night was a little less predictable. Click between tabs to […]
Inspired by the classic beauty of the Italian fishing village with the same name, Swiss watchmakers IWC’s new Portofino collection stands the test of time. Amongst a backdrop of vines and boxwood hedges stand two of the world’s most beautiful women. In the background, two yachts sail across the sparkling blue waters. Not too far […]
Proving that great skin runs in the family, Evolu has created two new skincare “siblings” in beautifully-decorated tin containers, ideal for the gift-giving season. The Actives is a “day and night” collection of high-performance products for round-the-clock care, while The Botanicals contains a 3-step beauty basics selection for the perfect start to your daily skincare […]
Paris: it’s the city of love, lights, fashion and fine dining. It’s also a city filled with an overwhelming amount of hotels – and with so many options available, the task of choosing a place to stay is almost as stressful as a Jimmy Choo sample sale. Enter Paris’ latest five-star hotel. Luxurious and modern, […]
When creating the ideal look for your home, it’s easy to neglect one of the biggest parts of your living space: the walls. They can set the whole tone of a room, immediately affecting your mood and impressions. Aspiring Walls know the difference that this can make, and are there to help you transform your […]
Georgia May Jagger, British model and daughter of rock legend Mick Jagger, recently sat down to talk about her life, her style, and the new seasonal collection from Thomas Sabo. Personal What are your plans for the near future? “In the near future I am hopefully going to be travelling, modelling and going on lots […]
A century after its dazzling debut, Cartier’s most famous feline has received a makeover with a stunning new 56-piece collection dedicated to the Maison’s emblematic cat. If the lion is king of the jungle, then surely the panther is queen. A timeless symbol of beauty and power, this mystical creature has long fascinated the fine jewellery […]
If you’re really out to impress, this is the cocktail to do it with. Despite its sophistication, it’s surprisingly easy to create. Featured in M2woman January/February 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose L’Orange vodka 15ml St Germain liqueur 60ml Pomegranate juice Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker...
Thalgo, leading pioneers in marine-based cosmetics, held a special event this October to celebrate Thalgo’s 50 year anniversary, and Infinisea’s 25 years as the exclusive agent for Thalgo New Zealand. Ken and Rosemary Currie of Infinisea hosted the luncheon, offering insights into upcoming Thalgo innovations and introducing an all new marine skincare essence: PRODIGE DES […]
Once stereotyped as a luxury treatment for Hollywood stars, cosmetic injections have now become a well accepted part of how we care for our appearance – for example, Botox® is now one of the most popular non-surgical rejuvenation treatments in New Zealand. Cosmetic injections include Botox® and dermal fillers, Juvederm®; to help reduce fine lines, […]
Special M2woman Only offer just for you. Simply mention “M2woman” when ordering CHI products and you’ll receive a FREE Travel Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner! Indulge your hair in CHI Keratin SILK Infusion. The power of silk strengthens, shines and repairs hair with natural UV Protection whilst keratin rebuilds, transforming hair instantly. Polly Gillespie from The […]
Minimal, sophisticated and pleasantly tart, this cocktail is sure to feature high on your list of drinks that you just have to make more than once. Featured in M2woman January/February 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 60ml Grey Goose Original vodka 3/4 Lime 2 tsp Caster Sugar Method: Quarter the lime and...
Warm weather is just around the corner – time to dust off the sun hats and bring those summer heels out from the back of the wardrobe. See our pick of the summer fashion essentials you’ll want to get hold of before beach season hits. For more summer fashion, pick up a copy of the...
Take a fragrant journey with the sumptuous NZ Spa Body Scrub… Enter the draw below to win a 5 pack of this relaxing and rejuvenating scrub worth $225! The NZ Spa Body Scrub contains Apricot seed kernels and Passiflora kernels to gently scrub away your worries and reveal a calmer new you. Containing ingredients for […]
How Will You Escape the Ordinary in 2015? With a world full of inspiring people and ideas, how will you fashionably express yourself to escape the ordinary in 2015? Will you rework your wardrobe, change your hair? How will you make your statement? Who will you be in 2015? Tell us and you could win […]
New Zealand’s Changing Attitudes Toward Botox Overdone, pricey, scary. These are a couple of the words that are sometimes thrown around at mention of cosmetic injections. Despite these outdated clichés, the number of people getting cosmetic injections in New Zealand is increasing, with Botox® remaining one of the most popular non-surgical rejuvenation treatments in the […]
Haircare brand Joico New Zealand have announced a new initiative – Turning Heads. In a bid to give back to those who need it most, Turning Heads is a partnership with Starship Foundation, the dedicated paediatric healthcare service providing family centred care to children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. This […]
Unpretentious and delicious, this cocktail never fails to delight while remaining extremely simple to make. Just the sort of thing you can mix up for friends in a matter of minutes. Featured in M2woman July/August 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 40ml Kapiti Kitchen Rhubarb & Ginger syrup 40ml Tanqueray London Dry...
Smooth and sophisticated, this uniquely balanced cocktail uses soft, floral elderflower and refreshing lime to highlight the well rounded taste of Grey Goose vodka. Featured in M2woman Jan/Feb 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose Original vodka 30ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 20ml freshly squeezed lime juice 60ml soda water...
When Destiny’s Child took the airwaves by storm with their 2000 anthem, “Independent Women”, it wasn’t just a message to men that they didn’t need to rely on their money – it was also a call to arms for women to find their own financial liberation. Fourteen years on, many more women have become independent […]
If you’re looking for a refreshing tipple, it’s hard to go past this cocktail. Inspired by peach tea, it’s sure to add a little bit of summer to your day. Featured in M2woman July/August 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 25ml Shott Peach tea syrup 40ml Ketel One Citroen vodka Adash of...
Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week show is know for its elaborate style, but this year creative director Karl Lagerfeld really pulled out all the stops. Chanel recreated a Parisian boulevard, while Lagerfeld brought in good friends Cara Delevigne, Joan Smalls, and Kendall Jenner as well as Gisele (the world’s wealthiest model) to walk in his show. […]
Check out this video to see 4 summer essentials for your beauty regime. M2woman has put together the fashionable woman’s guide to grown-up skin care and the style specifics that we all need in our beauty kits. Rejuvenate with Retinol: Most dermatologists recommend using a product containing this Vitamin A derivative from age 30 up....
Prada brought its signature high fashion touch to the première of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby recently, when it opened at the Landmark Sunshine Sunshine Cinema in New York. [row cols_nr=”3″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”4″] [/col] [/row] The two stars of Eleanor Rigby wore Prada, with James McAvoy selecting a Prada […]
The perfect way to round out the week, this cocktail holds sweet, sour and dry in perfect balance. An ideal drink as the weather begins to warm. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose Original 30ml White Grape Juice 15ml Martini Rosso Vermouth 15ml Lime Juice Method: Add all ingredients to...
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From Gotye and the Grammys to living on a farm surrounded by sheep, it’s been a roller coaster year for Kiwi sensation Kimbra. Her latest project The Golden Echo delves into a more introspective side of the fun-loving songstress. Take a look behind the scenes in our video above....