Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

Posts by Stacey Banfield

THIS IS MY STORY

My Name is Stacey & I have spent 25 years on this earth creating my story. It feels weird writing something so personal knowing thousands of strangers will soon be reading these exact words too. It probably will become a big ramble but I guess my point of it all comes down to how you perceive someone online, and the truth is you really have no idea what has or

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HOW WE MADE OUR HOUSE A HOME

Thinking about your first home is not only exciting, but kind of a little scary. The thought of having to actually make adult decisions – it’s a big deal! When we first decided to look into buying our first home together, we didn’t really know where to start, we umm’d and ahh’d about purchasing an existing home, but then stumbled across a few house and land packages and decided that

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Why you should take a staycation!

Now I love myself a wee getaway, but one thing I hadn’t tried before was a Staycation within my own city. Regan & I recently had the chance to check out the brand spanking new Crowne Plaza here in Christchurch and it was amazing!! At first it felt a bit weird when the front desk asked us where we had traveled from, and our reply was 10 minutes down the

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Beauty on a Budget – Products that won’t break the bank!!

When it comes to buying beauty products it can be a little daunting, not only because there are now so many options available to us, but also because they often can come with quite a hefty price tag. If you are like me and can’t help but sneak in an item or 10 for yourself, then you should probably check out XObeauty. A brand created from the heart and soul

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HOW TO MAKE 2018 YOUR BEST VALENTINES DAY YET!

Valentines Day, some dread it, some love it & alot of people probably couldn’t care less. I actually personally love it! From the day’s of High School where you would wait until lunchtime to see if your crush had sent you a rose, to your first proper relationship, it really can be a great day, even without all the cliche things! I love flowers and gifts don’t get me wrong,

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Summer Bedroom Styling Ideas with Logan & Mason

For us, the master bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s our little haven, a place we can escape to at the end of each day to relax, and just hang out in the company of each other. Our style is quite boho minimalist, so we wanted something fresh, neutral and inviting. When it came to choosing our all-important bed linen Logan & Mason were our first choice. They have one of the largest

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Tried & Tested – Estee Lauder Doublewear Nude Water Fresh Makeup

What better way to start the year off than with a new foundation! Estee Lauder are renowned for their Double Wear Family around the world, and the new “Little sister” Double Wear Nude totally lives up to every expectation I had. Over the years I have personally gone off using the original DW every day like I used to. I felt like I needed something a little lighter on the

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The Fragrance Edit 2017

Fragrance can often be a hard thing to purchase for someone else, most people tend to have one brand they like to stick with or some people just like to try anything that’s new on the market. One thing we can’t deny is that Fragrance really is the ultimate gift no matter what time of year it is. With that being said, I have put together another Fragrance Edit this

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SAY I DO, WITH A VIEW – NZ DESTINATION WEDDING VENDOR

As a lover of the outdoors and someone who holds a huge appreciation for the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand, I have decided to step in and play my part as more than just a Makeup Artist. I have had the honor of being apart of hundreds of Wedding’s over the years, and have heard similar comments all to often. Lack of venues and just the desire to have something

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Hair products under $50 to help prep you for your big day

Not only is your wedding day one of the biggest days of your life, it’s also probably one of the most expensive days too! There’s so many things to do and get done prior that often, looking after the most important thing YOU is put on the back burner until last minute. One thing I think we forget about often, is looking after our hair. Stress and being run down

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