Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

Posts by Stacey Banfield

How To : 4 Modern Romance hairstyles you can do at home

ghd has long been a household name, and it’s with no wonder why they are rated as one of the top styling tools in the world. Easy to use and FUN spring to mind when I think of ghd. From their super cool designs, to their sleek innovative tools they totally have your bad hair days covered. I was recently sent one of their new designs to try out for

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Springbrook National Park

On a recent trip to the Gold Coast I of course just had to go on an adventure. After doing a lot of research I found the perfect place to take my mum, sister and friend for a day of exploring instead of the usual shopping. Springbrook National Park is located about 45minutes from where we were staying in Broadbeach. To get there can be a little difficult especially if

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#MeccaMax has landed!

Mecca Maxima has always been well known as the one stop shop for all your beauty needs. Whether your a Makeup Artist, or a beauty lover you are bound to walk out the door with a happy heart, and most probably a slightly lighter wallet!(oops) With a line up of some of the world’s best beauty brands, there’s some tough competition on the shelves and it’s about to get even

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Say it with meaning thanks to Michael Hill

It’s often easy to say things without having any emotion behind them, but luckily Michael Hill have you covered if your looking for something special that show’s you mean more than a few simple words. Working a lot with brides to be, I know they are often on the hunt for that special gift for their bridesmaids to wear on their big day. Michael Hill have a range of affordable

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Elizabeth Arden Tropical Escape Colour Collection

Elizabeth Arden have really stepped their game up over the years, as they continue to create some pretty amazing new products. I was recently sent the new Tropical Escape colour collection to try out, and so of course that’s exactly what I did. This collection is made up of 3 key products that are essential for that glowing yet soft Summer look. From the “Dare to bare” bronzing body oil

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Exploring the West Coast of the South Island

Living in Christchurch I feel like we are so spoilt for choice when it comes to awesome road trips. There are so many places that aren’t too far away, that have so much to offer. We recently headed to the West Coast to explore a little more and had the best time! We started our trip from Hokitika, which was about a 3.5hr trip from Christchurch. Arriving later at night meant

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How to be a bronzed babe all year round!

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola bronzer is a fave within many makeup bags all over the world. But for some of us, we aren’t all lucky enough to hold our Summer colour all year round.  Benefit have answered the calls of their pale sisters and introduced the babe of all bronzers “Hoola Lite” to the ball game. My clients have been absolutely loving Hoola lite.It’s more subtle and not as warm as

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Guerlain’s New Beauty Bag Must Have’s!

Guerlain is one brand that is forever on top of their game.Although the price is more on the higher end of the scale, you certainly are getting what you pay for. From luxe packaging to products that really do as they say, what’s there not to love right?! I am currently in love wth all of their new releases, so of course I wanted to share with you my thoughts.

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Why Woodpecker Hut Is Good For Your Soul!

The West Coast is not only home to beautiful scenery and native bush, it’s also home to so many other hidden gems such as Woodpecker Hut. This weekend we spent the night at Woodpecker Hut and it was such an awesome experience. Not only is the Hut itself amazing – I will go into detail on that soon, but it was sooo good for the soul! Working a job that

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All You Need To Know About Hiking Little Mt Peel

Little Mt Peel is located within the Peel Forrest about 40minutes from Ashburton,here in the South Island of New Zealand. Don’t let the name fool you because there really is nothing little about it, but in saying that it’s good to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and explore more of the real untouched New Zealand, that the South Island has to offer. When you arrive at Peel Forrest

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