The Residents is based on my experiences as a 28-year-old girl living in my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand. It is designed to help people become better aquainted with Wellington. It's based on four principles:

  • World-class artisanal quality
  • Local collaborative communities
  • Honest stories
  • Not taking yourself too seriously


Everything that I write about is determined by me alone.  There is no team, blogging collective or higher power and I try really hard to make sure that I feature companies and events that fit in with my interests and style. 

Endorsements & Use of Content

I may not blog full-time but from the start I've treated The Residents as a serious business. My legal training means I take doing the right thing damn seriously (I used to review bank advertisements from a legal perspective once upon a time). 

The Residents features products I’ve purchased myself and press samples, although I am not obliged to feature the latter. It is at my discretion. Some products may also be purchased with a press discount.

I only recommend products that I genuinely love and would recommend to a friend, but I can’t guarantee that everything will work on all skin types. Please take into account your own skin type and allergies and wherever possible test products out yourself before purchasing.

It's a rare occurance but from time to time I accept sponsored posts which means that I am financially compensated to publish a campaign or article (a girl gotta pay for her Lightroom Subscription somehow). I only ever work with brands that I love on campaigns and features that I feel are relevant for The Residents. Unless I clearly state I have 'AD' in the blogpost header, no post has been sponsored nor have I received any monetary compensation. I also work in kind with certain businesses and from time to time may have them featured or in my space for advertisements. Again, I only ever work with brands I truly love!

Brand collaborations allow me to keep building The Residents so it’s the best that it can be, however I’m very selective and I’ll only work with brands and ideas that fit into the blog’s ethos. Some brands work with me in kind and we have agreed that they'll sponsor a little page by providing me with in kind help. This means its a win-win-win!

Please do not use any images or content from www.theresidents.co.nz without contacting me at lucy@theresidents.co.nz

Working with different brands

I like to try all kind of different products and experiences because being Wellington based is wanting to work together. When we promote one another and raise awareness of being local, we help everyone else. I have no alliance with any particular product or brand.


I respect your privacy and will not give your information to third parties without explicitly contacting you first and asking. 


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