Monday, May 29, 2023

The Capsule Collection: The Best Things to Make Winter a Little Easier (And Warmer!)

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Is it just us or is this winter an absolute PEST? From the WORST season of colds, flu and of course our old mate Covid, it’s not been the most harmonious of times and things are feeling like a draaag.

So for this month’s Capsule Collection, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite things that make life a little easier, better (and warmer!) that’ll see you through to summer and beyond.


With winter in full swing and more rubbish weather on the way, the thought of leaving the house becomes less and less appealing. Stay warm and let our mates at HelloFresh make your food and shopping decisions easier – and it’s not just dinner they can help with.

Whether you’re after a tasty brunch, you’re putting on a cosy spread for guests or you just want some ready-made dinners, HelloFresh have expended their offering and they’ve got you covered.

Dyson Airwrap

The first iteration of Dyson Airwraps were absolutely game changing – the ability to straighten, wave, curl and tame in one tool, with the aid of air instead of intense heat was bloody REVOLUTIONARY when it comes to hair and here at Capsule, we were obsessed.

But the latest Airwrap, with plenty of updated design tweaks and even easier styling, will make your morning super easy and your hair will be looking fly – with no flyaways! (And standby for a full review coming soon!)

Eve Morning Person

I (Kelly) have always been a little bit suss about supplements, and at the end of the day I know a good diet and exercise regime is always the best thing for your body BUT in winter, sometimes that is easier said than done.

Eve Wellness’ Morning Person is like sunshine and an energy hit in a bottle and it’s the perfect pick-me-up on a rubbish winter morning when you have work to do, but that bed is so damn comfortable – THIS will get you up and running.

The Humble Hot Water Bottle

Heaters are expensive. The cost of living makes us weep. You know what is literally like a warm hug – and doesn’t cost hundreds in heating?

The hot water bottle. It’s simple. It’s cheap. It’s cosy. It’s a vibe. Look at this cute one from The Market.

Emma Lewisham Sleep Mask

We’re massive Emma Lewisham fans at Capsule and we can’t get enough of her natural, environmentally conscious skincare that’s been scientifically proven to work.

And of course, winter is for cosy, cuddly nourishing – so a sleep mask to keep the skin moisturised and plump even against the cold is absolutely needed. The new Emma Lewisham Sleeping Mask has 22 hard-working ingredients that’ll help your skin enter repair mode when you’re sleeping.

Ecovacs DEEBOT

What could be better in winter when motivation is at its absolute minimum than a vacuum that does all your floors for you – INCLUDING mopping? Literally nothing.

Ecovacs’ latest model, the DEEBOT X1 Omni is the lazy girl’s dream – it does a great job on any surface, you can talk to it and get it to go to specific rooms, and there’s even a camera so you can check your little guy’s progress through the app.

Spotify’s Bossa Nova Playlist

It’s always a good time for jazz, but there’s something about the chilly season that makes you want to snuggle up, grab a glass of something good and bop along to some classy tunes that’ll have you feeling much more adult and put-together than you really are.

It’s Capsule’s winter vibe – give the Bossa Nova playlist a try for yourself!

Lush Bright and Beautiful Facial Exfoliator

As we’ve mentioned winter is a real punish on the skin, so sometimes you need to treat it to a little TLC, and Lush really come through when it comes to great natural skincare.

The Bright and Beautiful exfoliator is jazzy to look at and even jazzier to use – and there’s a whole lot of vitamin C in there with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities.

The Spa Nomad

We tested out The Spa Nomad’s at-home services last week and trust us, this is an absolute TREAT that you don’t have to leave the house for!

Choose from different types of facials and massages for the ultimate in luxury that are easy to fit in around life.

A Weekend Waiheke Escape

And for the ultimate in trying to outrun winter, a microclimate is always a good option! Fullers are running their famed Winter Wine and Dine ticket that makes navigating Waiheke Island a breeze.

Back for its fourth year, Winter Wine and Dine makes your day on Waiheke incredibly easy – simply choose from one of the island’s best wineries (Cable Bay, Stonyridge or Batch Winery) and wine and dine all afternoon long.

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