Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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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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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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theBalm Christmas – Gift ideas for a beauty lover

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, and you can bet your boots theBalm have come through with some pretty amazing gift ideas for all the beauty lovers out there, that are packed full of fun and sass! theBalm is pretty much a one stop shop when it comes to stocking up on Christmas gifts. With packaging that’s more than cool and flirty product names that make

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Tom Ford Beauty – Why im obsessed !!

The beauty of my job is having an excuse to always try new products, and let me tell you i will literally find any excuse to make a purchase.. the most used one is “I need it for my kit”. I found myself doing this when my love for Tom Ford Beauty began, this was well over 4 years ago whilst on a trip in Hawaii. Although Tom Ford is a

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VBxEsteeLauder Collection

Victoria Beckham was first apart of my life, when Spice Girls were all I listened to. I was totally that girl who had the bob haircut and the tight flared ankle black pants form HBK, with the crop turtle neck top prancing around the living room pretending I was posh spice. These days I admire her strength and determination as a business women and mother, not to mention her collaborations

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