Beauty briefs: Indulgent Valentine's

By Janetta Mackay

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Ever more elaborate bottles are quite the thing in the fragrance industry as companies look to command shelf space in a cluttered marketplace. One of the most prettily frou-frou new confections we've spotted is from American bridal designer Vera Wang who, not surprisingly, has a way with trimmings.

Her latest scent, Lovestruck Floral Rush, costs $89 and is capped with a purple bouquet. (Exclusive to Farmers.)

•A new entrant to the eye-catching celebrity fragrance market is from perky actor-singer Selena Gomez whose namesake eau de parfum is topped with a bouquet of balloon kisses to her young fans. It is a sweet fruity floral with chocolate notes priced from $49 for a small sized bottle. (In Farmers from Monday). More classically floral is Love Chloe Eau Florale, a a light fresh twist on the original powdery version. This elegant choice costs $130 for 50ml. (From Smith & Caughey's and selected Farmers.)


Fans of jazz-era styling may want to get along to a deco beauty workshop at the weekend. Run by Decadia Vintage and the Vanity Case, two fun three-hour hair and makeup sessions are being held on Sunday. A session costs $50, is limited to eight people and includes a styling pack. Email rose at


The Langham's luxury Chuan Spa Weekday Journey package is a treat ideal for an indulgent Valentine's Day. It includes accommodation in a Chuan residence and a 90-minute treatment for two, along with full use of the spa facilities, access to the Langham Club for breakfast and evening drinks and a late checkout. It costs $599 per room, a saving of $100.


As well as the usual couple's treatments, East Day Spa has added a Single and Still Fabulous package to its Valentine's Day menu for women who want to indulge themselves. The spa has also launched a handy instant online voucher purchase service which emails out gift certificates free of charge, making it perfect for last-minute present buying.

- NZ Herald

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