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You glow girl!


This year ‘luminous’ is the hottest buzzword in the beauty world and we’re all about getting our glow on. Check out four ways to get your glow on.

  1. Healthy, luminous skin is more than just, well, skin deep. You’ve heard it before and it cannot be over-emphasised – water is your skin’s best friend… but plastic is not, so ditch the traditional water bottle and opt for glass or BPA-free plastic, at the very least.
  2. Maintaining a good skincare regime is key to fresh, glowing skin. Skincare experts recommend double cleansing before bed to ensure all makeup and dirt is removed. Don’t forget to tone, moisturise (AM and PM) and exfoliate too! Exfoliating two to three times per week helps to get rid of blackheads, dead skin cells and other skin impurities.
  3. Investing in a quality retinol serum will help banish breakouts, reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen and promote cellular turnover – all the tricks in the book to get the glow of your dreams! Just remember to apply sunscreen daily (though you should do anyway) as retinoids increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
  4. Ahh, the trusty makeup product invented solely for glowing skin – highlighter! Liquid highlighters are picking up the pace in 2020 and it’s no longer just about the cheekbones… now highlighting begins with the base. Radiance drops and tinted moisturisers with a glowing finish are two such products that can be applied before makeup to give you the glow you’re lusting after.

 

Love is in the air


“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence,” so wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th century, and perhaps this pithy but somewhat profound statement encapsulates best why the rose has, for centuries, symbolised love and is the flower most given on Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Allan Jarden of Central City Flowers is a passionate floral designer who goes that extra mile to create fresh and stunning arrangements certain to captivate and charm every heart; The recipient of a Valentine’s bouquet created by Allan and his team of fully qualified florists is lucky indeed.

Should roses not be the flowers you choose to woo with, then pop online to browse beautiful bouquets for some inspiration; alternatively, if something with a touch of understated allure is more your style, then a Phalaenopsis orchid in a ceramic vase, for instance, makes for an elegant and enchanting gift of love.

But for the ultimate heart-hit of Cupid’s arrow, consider a delivery of flowers, chocolates and something sweetly scented, such as a pamper pack of botanic and fruit fragranced goodies, a rose scented soap or a divinely perfumed candle, to your loved one’s door.

You never know, by this time next year, you might be clutching another bouquet from Central City Flowers and repeating after the minister those two magic little words – “I do!”

Find Central City Flowers at 92 Colombo Street (corner Colombo Street and Fisher Avenue), phone 03 961 8165 or email info@christchurchcityflowers.co.nz.