REVIEW – The Beauty Therapy Cabin

I was recently invited to experience the Tailor Holistic Facial at The Beauty Therapy Cabin run by Janice. This facial was kicked off with a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage and before I get into too much detail on the experience I’d like to point out that I had never had a massage or facial before. To be honest, I was almost hesitant. I have this weird aversion to trusting a stranger to touch me so a massage has never enticed me at all. I’d also like to add, I am now a massage/facial convert.


Janice and The Beauty Therapy Cabin

Janice is an Internationally Qualified Beauty Therapist and has 14 years’ experience under her belt. While in her lush wee cabin of relaxation I also notice she has a certificate that proudly states her as the People’s choice Beauty Therapist of the year by Tempo Magazine. She’s worked in some of the top Day Spas in Sydney, Gold Coast and Hamilton.

‘ I find my job very rewarding, the fact I make people feel more beautiful, more relaxed, less stressed and enjoying their “time out” from busy lives. Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like work.’

6 years ago she took the plunge of self-employment and started off in the spare bedroom at home before her fiancé built her lush wee cabin, and The Beauty Therapy Cabin was born. Priding herself on her high standard of working and delivering on a luxurious experience, Janice has clients that travel as far as Auckland to visit her.


Tailor products as featured on their website

The Tailor Holistic Facial

Price $65
This 45 minute facial begins with a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage with a beautiful blend of essential oils to give you a sense of calmness and well being. You will then drift into the facial treatment which includes cleansing, exfoliation, mask and scalp massage before finishing with serum and cream.

The facial focuses on

  • Reconditioning
  • Revitalising
  • Renewing
  • Detoxifying
  • Anti-aging
  • Hydration
  • Purification of the skin

Relaxation of the mind, body and soul

Daily stress often results in tension build-up in the muscles. Foreheads furrow and lines form between the brows and along the lip line. Gentle, routine facial massage can help relax these tight and drawn muscles, decreasing the lines that they form.

Massaging the face stimulates the lymphatic vessels and facilitates toxin elimination from the facial area. The lymphatic system plays a key role in health. Lymph is a clear fluid that removes toxins from the body. It’s filtered through the lymph nodes and moves into the bloodstream, where toxins can be eliminated. Muscle movement is needed to push lymph fluid through the body. A lack of movement can result in a sluggish lymphatic system and a buildup of toxins. Many lymph nodes are scattered throughout the facial area, especially along the edge of chin and jawline. Massage also decreases anxiety and can improve a negative mood and reduce stress.


The Beauty Therapy Cabin

My Experience

My first impression of Janice is that she was kind, welcoming and accommodating. It is obvious that she takes pride in making people feel comfortable and despite my massage inexperience and minor hesitance she was quick to put me at ease. Her cabin is beautiful. It is cosy and inviting. It has a sense of calmness and once inside the outside world slipped peacefully away. I took time out. I turned my phone off. It was all about me and guess what! It was amazing and despite my lack of presence in the outside world nothing catastrophic happened.

The starting massage was just what I needed to relax and clear my mind of thoughts, so good at one point I thought I was going to fall asleep. Lucky for me it was time to turn over for the facial part so I saved myself the embarrassment of snoring. The facial itself had me wondering why I’d never done it before, I will never be able to do my face justice by myself again. As someone with extremely dry and sensitive skin I was pleased to find the products used soothing and did not experience any redness or adverse effects something unusual for me. A bonus is that Janice sells the Tailor products right there in the Cabin so taking it home with you to continue using is an easy option.
I may not have actually looked 10 years younger at the end but I sure felt it. A lot can be said about allowing yourself the time to be completely calm and relaxed. Would I recommend this experience to someone? YES! Would I recommend Janice and The Beauty Therapy Cabin to people? YES! Would I drive the 40 minutes back there to have this experience again? YES!


Visit my Facebook page to win your own Tailor Facial at The Beauty Therapy Cabin

About Tailor Products

Tailor has Three Founding Principals as follows;

  • Ingredients: Ingredient quality will be held as our top priority. Tailor Skincare formulas will be made with natural ingredients for healthy looking skin. Ingredients will be sourced locally where possible and from suppliers with fair working conditions when sourced further afield. Tailor Skincare will ensure every single batch is made at a high quality manufacturing standard.
  • Earth: Tailor will strive to make environmentally responsible business decisions. Packaging materials will be recycled, recyclable or reusable. All online orders will be sent out in recycled cardboard packages and boxes. Ingredients will be sourced from local suppliers where possible.
  • Animals: No animals will be harmed in the making of Tailor Skincare products. Tailor products will only be tested on humans. Tailor will only use vegan ingredients, with the exception of locally sourced bees wax.

The Tailor Products used in the facial includes the Oil Cleanse, Dry Cleanse, Masque, Mist, Serum, Moisture or Hydration.

More information on the products can be found of the Tailor website.

Contact Details:

The Beauty Therapy Cabin can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Janice’s Website.


Mel x

Introducing Love From Seventeen + GIVEAWAY


I discovered Love From Seventeen almost 12 months ago via their Instagram feed. I was drawn to the simplistic and beautifully crafted home décor pieces they offered and was even more excited when I discovered this to be a homegrown business. Supporting NZ business is always something I will do when possible and supporting Love From Seventeen is too easy when the product is so easy to love.

The affordability of their pieces means that everyone can have a little piece of the latest Scandi inspired plywood trend in their homes. My house is by no means ‘Scandi’ but that doesn’t mean a Love From Seventeen piece isn’t right at home in it. I had the idea of the one off following pieces that we are giving away and Kylie was a dream in making them reality but before we get to the giveaway part I’d love to introduce Kylie in her own words. She has also politely answered my questions that may be of some interest to anyone else considering turning their ideas into a business.

Name Flags by Love From Seventeen

What is your background before launching Love From Seventeen?
Not much has changed since before LF17 except that I very quickly became insanely busy 24/7, but I still work part time as Office Manager in the family company. I love my day job to bits and feel pretty blessed that I get to do both things I love, plus be Mum & Wife to best wee crew I could have ever asked for.  So before LF17 I watched a lot more Netflix I guess you could say haha. Oh and had a lot less style, Instagram is amazing! And by trade I’m actually a qualified Journalist!

Everyone loves to know the story behind the name. Is there a reason behind yours? It actually came to me really quickly when I was playing with words, both girls were born on the seventeenth and it’s my love for them that got me off my butt to do this and there it was: Love from Seventeen. 

Where does you inspiration come from? My inspiration comes from everywhere, I sleep with a notepad next to my bed as the best ideas always hit me just before I’m going to sleep and my minds going a million miles a minute, usually it’s some sort saying that I’ve fallen in love with, or a hole on my wall at home that needs something on lol. Sometimes even custom work from customers get the mind going too!

It is a competitive market that you’re in, how do you strive for originality and stay ahead? I have learnt very very quickly since starting that you can’t compete with anyone but yourself, do yourself, do what you love and do it bloody good. Each and everyone of my beautiful customers help to build this wee pipe dream and keep it real; if they keep coming back I must be doing something right haha. I honestly hope I’m doing this forever, I am having the best time and meeting the most incredible people X did I actually even answer that question? To be honest I’m just me! 


Cake Topper and Wand by Love From Seventeen

If you could offer any tips and advice to anyone considering launching their own business, what would they be? If you’re thinking/planning/dreaming of starting your own business – just DO it! Do your research etc and get yourself set up, but most importantly just be you. I asked so many questions starting up and approached quite a few big Insta names in NZ to help me get my feet off the ground and while a lot never even replied, those that did have helped get me to where I am today and some I even call friends now! There is so many gorgeous and down to earth mummy makers out here that are willing to give a helping hand, so just start, make it happen!

Business life and home life can be a juggling act, how do you take time to relax? My husband quite often tells me I don’t know how to relax, I’m always doing something but I love wine, and putting my feet up watching crap I’ve mysky’d (in peace too please). And online shopping is also strangely relaxing haha.
Social media preference, Instagram or Facebook, and why? Hmmmmmm, Facebook vs. Insta. Facebook is so, so hard at times to get your posts actually seen, yet is a lot easier way to grow your following from a business perspective, but Insta just seems easier, and I love scrolling through photos! You also kind of have a small window for your post to be seen before it’s lost in a feed. So, 50/50.
Lastly, where do you hope to see Love From Seventeen in 5 years time? In 5 years time I hope we’ve grown, new designs and new adventures and just still enjoying it! I don’t really know where it’ll be and I kinda love that! 


Custom made name piece by Love From Seventeen

Love From Seventeen can be found on Facebook, Instagram and their Website.


To WIN one of the above one off pieces simply ‘Like’ both Love From Seventeen and Miss & Trilly  on Facebook and let us know which one you prefer in the comments on Miss & Trilly’s page. Easy!

You can double your chances by entering on Instagram too!

Giveaway will close on Friday 19th February at 8pm and Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday 22nd February. Open to NZ and Australian residents only.

Mel x
UPDATE: Giveaway closed.