My Sunday Routine: Wiki Waitai, founder of Wiki Skincare

Even with two young boys, Wiki Waitai finds a little time on Sundays to test her skincare products in the nicest of ...

Even with two young boys, Wiki Waitai finds a little time on Sundays to test her skincare products in the nicest of ways, with baths and face masks.

Wiki Waitai, founder of Wiki Skincare, lives in Brooklyn, Wellington with her partner and two sons.

MY TYPICAL SUNDAY
Sundays start early, as most days do, with cold feet and iPhones humming beside me, while I pretend to sleep.

The Bresolin is our go to for brunch, they make my Bloody Mary super spicy and tasty, and then on to the Victoria Street vege markets. On rainy days we'll hit the Kilbirnie Rec for a roll, it's my older son Remi's new fave hangout or Island Bay park aka "big slide park", if it's dry.

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I love to spend afternoons prepping dinner over a glass. My younger son Lucero is never far from my side, "helping" me, sitting on my feet or bringing me buckets to fill.

The evening routine is always the same - dinner, boys' baths, popcorn and cuddles on the couch then stories in bed. After that we're usually as tired as the kids and watch a movie in bed.

MY DREAM SUNDAY
Oh... To dream of my dream Sunday is cruel! That would be waking sans kids in the bed, sleeping past 7am. Coffee and breakfast in bed then back to sleep while Nardi my partner and the boys walk the dog and hit the vege markets, so I could spend the day making delicious morsels and have friends over for an early dinner. Then a long bath and back to bed!

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SUNDAY BEAUTY
I'm always trying new products out on myself, so I'll pop a clay mask on while bathing the boys, they think I'm crazy putting dirt on my face but love how smooth my skin is after.

If possible I'll have a bath before the boys, it's usually only 20 minutes, but I'll pour in one of my mineral soaks. I always get a visit from Lucero and his iPad.

SUNDAY FASHION
Comfort and function are an important part of fashion for me, as a mum of two boys I need to be able to move, hug and have pockets for treasures. I can often be caught "window shopping" online - it's my go-to during early mornings.

ON SUNDAYS I WISH I HAD MORE TIME FOR
My girlfriends.

IDEAL SUNDAY SOUNDTRACK
Anything that's not a cartoon theme song! But seriously I've recently found a band called The Comet is Coming, eclectic, slightly dark jazz - it's uplifting and Lucero likes it too.

PERFECT SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Anything with sci fi or featuring Charlie Hunnam.

FAVE SUNDAY THING TO DO IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Is take the boys down to Krull Street Park and slide down the grass hill on cardboard.

BEST HANGOVER CURE
Bloody Marys and cuddles on the couch.

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH THE SUNDAY NIGHT BLUES
Bathing in Wiki Skincare Mineral Soak, getting a good sleep and waking to Simon and Garfunkel's 'Scarborough Fair'.

 - Sunday Magazine

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