“Nga whetu piataata i te rangi e”
The bright stars that shine in the sky
MATARIKI – THE EYES OF GOD – CELEBRATION SALE ON NOW
At last, it’s Matariki!!
For those of you who don’t know, Matariki is a very special time in the Maori and New Zealand/Aotearoa calendar. It marks the time of the year when the star constellation of Matariki (also known as Pleiades) rises in the morning sky to the East. As Matariki comes into the sky, in conjunction with the phase of the moon of plenty, Tangaroa. The Tangaroa moon occurs during a period of approximately 3-4 days before a new moon. Because we follow a lunar calendar, Matariki will occur at different times every year.
In 2019 Matariki is celebrated between Jun 25th and July 3rd.
What do we celebrate at Matariki? Matariki is a time to remember those who have passed over, a time to celebrate our plans and intentions for the year ahead. We do this by celebrating the blessings that we have – and we do this with our whanau (family) with kai (food), song (waiata) and simply coming together!
This year I am celebrating Matariki by sharing what I do with you and offering a 30% discount on all my sustainable jewellery. Yep, the sale for you begins today, June 24th (the eve of Matariki) and extends right through to the 7th July. All you have to do to get your discount is use the following promocode at checkout and, boom, you are done!
ARE YOU ONE OF MY VIP’S YET?
No? Why Not? I am all about looking after my VIPs and during my Matariki Sale (June 25th to July 7th) all of my VIPs get a whopping 40% discount across the range (sale items excluded – soz, a girl still has to put food on the table!!).
So, what are you waiting for? Join us – Sign up to be one of my extra-special VIPs HERE
So, we finished the very first 100Days of Beauty Challenge on May 9th.
And it was so much fun that we are doing it all over again
100 Days of Beauty is all about encouraging us to see the beauty in a world where we are bombarded with images and messages of how broken and hopeless things are. When we come from a space and place of broken-ness and hopelessness things aren’t going to get much better. As the Lorax said “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not”
So each day, for 100 consecutive days, we are posting a single image of beauty and sharing it in my dedicated Facebook Group. Why? Well, I believe that when we see beauty outside of us, in the world that we live in, we are much more inclined to do something to preserve that beauty, enhance that beauty, protect that beauty.
But there is a bigger message here too – when you see the beauty around you, you start to organically and naturally see the beauty in the people around you too! Oh, it’s your friends and family, then that random person who said hi and smiled, to the children playing at the beach. Everyone has beauty in them. AND THEN…yes, there is more…you start to see the beauty in YOURSELF. Yes, and when that happens, magic is made! You see, saving the planet means saving ourselves. If we don’t believe we are worth of being saved, or saving ourselves, then we will get what we have always got…nothing changes.
So come along, join us on our second 100 Days of Beauty Challenge