Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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 of New Zealand’s top beauty blogger Shaaanxo. Not only will you find a beautiful array of products, but the price tag makes those sneaky self-purchases a little more justifiable.


If I haven’t quite sold you on this yet, XObeauty now also have Oxipay! In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, basically Oxipay is a new and smarter way to pay. Shoppers can get what they want now and pay for it over 4 easy payments without having to pay the full amount upfront. Genius idea right!

Oxipay also makes buying the things you want online so much easier!! So what’s the catch? There literally isn’t one. It’s friendly on your wallet with smaller, easy to manage payments and no fees or interest when you pay on time.

So now that I have probably tempted you that little bit more to try out this super cool way of paying for yourself, I thought I would list below a few of my fave must haves from XObeauty.

Let’s start with brushes, as a Makeup Artist I certainly do appreciate a decent brush. One that doesn’t shed and really makes the whole process of doing your makeup so much easier – not to mention more enjoyable too. I am a total sucker for blending brushes, so for me the Fluffy Blender brush ($19) is an absolute MUST! This will literally cut the time it takes you to do your eye makeup in half – no joke!


If you are new to using brushes or maybe you’re wanting to expand your current lineup, then the 12 Piece Brush Set is going to be worth every cent. At $150 this does seem like quite a steep price, but compared to other brands I can assure you this is a lot more on the cheaper side, plus you will actually find a use for every single brush you receive. – This is an item I would totally Oxipay!!


Onto the makeup itself, XObeauty recently expanded their range to more than just brushes and lashes. Now you will also find, a selection of stunning lip shades & highlighting powders which will finish off your look perfectly.






My favourite lip shade would have to be Ubuntu, a creamy pinky nude that’s perfect for the Summer months. XObeauty beauty products are also all cruelty-free, Paraben Free and Vegan Friendly. If you can’t decide on which shade to try for yourself, they also have lip sets available which are perfect for gifting too!!


No look is complete without a little glow, so the Radiant Glow Highlight Powders ($35) are something you just can’t go past. I love the shade Aurora as it’s a beautiful soft tone, yet still accentuates all your features perfectly. This powder is super light weight to wear and a little really does go a long way, so don’t forget to be light handed. (Getting yourself a fan brush will make your life way easier)


There you have it, now it’s time for you to go and have a browse for yourself. I have no doubt you will find lots of things to treat yourself with so don’t forget about Oxipay when it comes to checking out. You will still have all your goodies arrive within a couple of days, it just helps to soften the blow on your wallet that little bit more.  Happy Shopping!!

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