In focus: limited makeup set, inspiring books and other things we loved

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“In focus” is a fortnightly, online update on things that the focus team has loved. New places we have discovered, food we’ve enjoyed and events that have made us happy – here’s a glimpse into our lives in the past two weeks.

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Flights of Fancy collection, wet n wild

We’re always charmed by the daring wet n wild limited collections and we definitely couldn’t miss this one! Flights of Fancy has done away with the usual classic winter nudes and, inspired by the feathers of exotic birds, introduced striking hot colours and vibrant shades.

The full range beauty box is only $79.99 and available at selected Farmers stores. The collection includes Coloricon Eyeshadow Quad in three colours, Coloricon Lip Gloss in three colours, Coloricon Baked Blush in two colours, a Perfectpout Lip Scrub, Proline Blush Brush and Photofocus Primer Water Spray. The primer water spray is our new must-have: the power of papaya, vitamin A and C help keep skin perfectly moisturised and hydrated all day long!

This is it! It’s your life. Live it. Amanda Mortimer

How serious are you about living the life you want? Internationally accredited and board-approved Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach, Dr Amanda Mortimer, brings us this book to help people reach their full potential by making serious lifestyle changes.

Amanda reminds us that every day we make choices that contribute to the sum total of our lives and that we often can’t move on because we are emotionally involved in our own ‘small stuff’. We need to let go and make space for the new.

The book is designed to create serious, unconscious change using NLP and offers a way of changing long-held behaviours or patterns. The unique feature of this book is that it is supported by online exercises and examples which are designed to give people every chance to succeed. This book is a definite keeper as you’ll want to revisit the exercises from time to time.

Nomad Nutrition Winter Cleanse

This winter, Nomad Nutrition has added hearty full-filling soups that have been created by V on Wheels to their juice cleanse range. Hands down one of the best local collaborations around! We have tried and loved both Nomad Nutrition cleanses and V on Wheels vegan food and having them delivered to your door in one box is a dream come true!

The Winter Cleanse collection includes three juices, tea and soups. A perfect combination for this time of year! Juices from Nomad Nutrition: Green Harvest (apple, kale, sorrel, parsley, kawakawa and nettle infusion, chia seeds, and lemon), Immunity Roots (orange, carrot, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, dandelion root infusion and lemon) and our latest obsession – Happy Heart (apple, beetroot, coriander, hibiscus infusion and lemon), closely followed by the medicinal Blue Butterfly Tea (butterfly pea infusion, liquorice root, lemongrass and honey).

The soups from V on Wheels include Green Veggie, Spiced Carrot or Creamy Beetroot – we could easily live on the carrot one for the rest of our lives! For the cleanse you can choose any two soups.