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Fizz Boom Bath!

Is­abel and Car­o­line Ber­caw, Mur­doch Books, $33 From fizzers to scrubs, masks to soaps, bub­ble bars to shower melts, make them all your­self at home with this step-by-step guide to leisurely do-it-your­self skin­care.

The New Zealand Money Guide

Lisa Dud­son, Imag­i­na­tion Press Lim­ited, $25

All you need to know about be­com­ing fi­nan­cially se­cure, The New Zealand Money Guide is full of prac­ti­cal ad­vice to help you feel less fi­nan­cially stressed, set achie­ve­able fi­nan­cial goals, make a plan to pay off the debts you have and be­come con­fi­dent about a fu­ture that in­volves man­ag­ing and grow­ing your fi­nances.

Slow Down and Grow Some­thing

By­ron Smith with Tess Robin­son, Mur­doch Books, $45

As more peo­ple em­brace the joy of gar­den­ing and the more zen life­style it brings, ex­pert hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist By­ron Smith shares a blue­print for liv­ing the good life in the city, pro­vid­ing an­swers on how to grow the eas­i­est food plants in small spa­ces, with recipes to make the most of them.

Your Dream Life Starts Here

Kristina Karls­son, kikki.K, $39.90

Filled with pow­er­ful ideas and sim­ple, proven tools to help you trans­form your dreams into re­al­ity, Kristina Karls­son, founder of global suc­cess story, kikki.K, shares per­sonal in­sights from her hum­ble be­gin­nings to the 3am light bulb mo­ment that led her to chase and achieve her dreams. The book also shares other in­spir­ing sto­ries and wis­dom from peo­ple who’ve dared to dream big – show­cas­ing the power of dream­ing to trans­form your life in small, sim­ple steps.

Un­well: What Makes a Dis­ease a Dis­ease?

Mike McRae, Uni­ver­sity of Queens­land Press, $30 Sci­ence writer Mike McRae asks the ques­tion: In a world where ill­ness seems to be ev­ery­where, where does fail­ing bi­ol­ogy stop and per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity be­gin? His new book looks at the health and well­ness rev­o­lu­tion and the grow­ing aware­ness of health is­sues such as obe­sity, ADHD and de­pres­sion, and is a fas­ci­nat­ing and in­sight­ful ex­plo­ration of the ever-chang­ing na­ture of ill­ness.

The Nat­u­ral Home

Wendyl Nis­sen, Allen & Un­win, $40 Com­bin­ing the best bits from her pre­vi­ous best­sellers, in­clud­ing nat­u­ral recipes for any­thing from clean­ing your toi­let to mak­ing your own bread, Wendyl Nis­sen shows how easy it is to lead a health­ier life just by mak­ing some small changes and re­mem­ber­ing the sim­pler way that peo­ple once lived. There is also ex­cel­lent ad­vice on gar­den­ing, healthy food, nat­u­ral beauty prod­ucts and rais­ing your baby nasty-chem­i­cal-free.

That F Word: Grow­ing Up Fem­i­nist in Aotearoa

Lizzie Marvelly, Harper Collins, $35 Draw­ing on her per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of abuse, sex­ism and trolling, mu­si­cian, ac­tivist and award-win­ning colum­nist Lizzie Marvelly tells the story of New Zealand’s fem­i­nist roots, and what fem­i­nism means for a grow­ing gen­er­a­tion of women and men.

Wild De­li­cious

Am­ber Rose, Pen­guin Ran­dom House, $55 Am­ber Rose, au­thor of Love, Bake, Nour­ish and The Whole­food Pantry, is back with more gor­geous, sim­ple, re­fined-su­gar-free and nour­ish­ing recipes that hark back to a sim­pler way of liv­ing.

Root to Bloom

Mat Pem­ber and Jocelyn Cross, Hardie Grant Books, AU$40 Learn how to grow, eat and cel­e­brate ev­ery ed­i­ble part of plants with this com­pre­hen­sive guide. It also in­cludes a run­down of 35 ed­i­ble plants and tips on ideal grow­ing con­di­tions, nutri­tion lev­els of par­tic­u­lar parts, and how to pre­pare and pre­serve plants for eat­ing. Other chap­ters also cover skin­care, weeds, for­ag­ing and medic­i­nal in­for­ma­tion.

The Art of Self Love

Kim Mor­ri­son, $33 Fall in love with tak­ing care of your­self (mind, body and soul) with Kim Mor­ri­son’s step-by-step guide, which will help you han­dle the tough times in life with courage, grace, strength and dig­nity. Mor­ri­son draws on her per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences to pro­vide in­sights on how to be more self-ac­cept­ing, self-dis­ci­plined and self-aware – all in turn bring­ing you back into the cir­cle of self-love.

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