Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

Category Fashion

When lighting is everything!

If you are an influencer or just someone who appreciates great lighting while doing your makeup, then you are probably going to want the Desk pro. So what is it? Basically a ring light but set on a smaller tripod. Having a tripod that’s more compact but still adjustable is awesome as it means it can be more at your level, allowing the light to hit all the right places.

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Why you need to travel within your own backyard!

These days it’s easy to scroll through social media, and watch tv ads displaying all of these beautiful tropical locations and instantly want to book the next flight out of your current location. The reality is, majority of us just can’t do that. Timing, financials and planning are all things that you generally need to put into place when booking your next escape. Wanderlust is something that is definitely within

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24hrs with MAC at NZFW

That time of year has arrived again where Auckland becomes a city full of whose wearing what. New Zealand Fashion Week is where all the new trends for the coming seasons are born, so of course it makes sense to also show you what kind of beauty trends are being brought to life on the catwalk. MAC Artists are known for their incredible creativity, and of course my fave artist

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Our First Home – Build Update!!

So if you read my first post you would know that we are currently building our first home. I feel like so much has happened since then, so I thought  it was only fitting that I continue on to the 2nd post and update you all on where we are at. Going back to where we left off, it took about 6 weeks for all of the consents and council

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How to create memories that really will last forever

When it comes to photography I am all about capturing the moments that hold the story and memories. Whether that be a beautiful landscape shot or the smiling faces of loved ones, pictures do really say a thousand words. So when I was recently sent the HP Sprocket printer to try out, I couldn’t not open the box straight away and put it to use. ~ Because every picture has

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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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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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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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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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