Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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Elizabeth Arden:Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer Review

When it comes to primer I am particularly fussy, for me it totally comes down to texture,longevity and how it applies onto the skin. But Elizabeth Arden is a brand you can always count on when it comes to really getting it right, and the Instant Perfecting Primer certainly lives up to its name. I’m all about creating the perfect canvas for your base products to sit on and for

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The key to last minute Valentines Gift Ideas!

Valentines Day, the day where love and feelings are celebrated between couples. I use to be a huge romantic, I’m one of those people that always want to do my best to make sure others feel amazing, so in the past I’d always get really into it, but after going through a recent break up, I’ve learnt that self love is just as important. So if your a single lady don’t forget

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Beach hair tips – straight from the expert

It’s Summer time (finally), and the temperature is definitely rising which means beach days are more often on the cards wahoo! In the Summer I live at a private little bay some friends and I stumbled upon a couple of years ago. It’s so sheltered which makes for perfect swimming conditions, although my hair does tend to get itself into a bit of a salty, sandy state. I try to

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5 Fragrances that make the perfect stocking filler – For Her

Fragrance is such a personal thing it often makes for a hard gift to choose, unless of course you know what takes the fancy of who your buying for. To make life simpler majority of the brands offer small sized gift sets at this time of year or 30ml sizing which is perfect in case it’s not something that’s up their alley. Every year new fragrances are launched and every

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The Lip Kit that’s about to break the Internet!

2015 has definitely been the year of the pout, and we have of course none other than Kylie Jenner to thank for that. From her denial of how she managed to achieve lips so full, (you didn’t have me fooled girl), to that dreaded “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge”. This of course is where we saw women of all ages rocking a pretty snazzy bruised duck face, that lasted all of

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5 Summer inspired Gifts you will want to keep for yourself!

It’s that time of year again where it’s all about the gift giving, but if your anything like me it’s also a great time of year ,to eye up all the Christmas offerings for yourself. Everyone seems to have some sort of deal going on,or discount night happening that it often becomes a little to hard to resist the temptation of a purchase or two for yourself. Here’s 5 gift

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Teeth Whitening is it worth it?

Taking it back a few years to when I was in primary school, I was in a hockey accident that would change my smile. It meant my two front teeth would be damaged one needing a full crown and the other having a quarter cap put in place. This day changed my life, I have since then always been very conscious of my teeth(not that they are actually that bad),

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MAC Vamplify First Impressions

MAC Cosmetics are pumping out the products lately and the quality and variety in my eyes is only getting better. With the launch of the new Vamplify Lip Glosses $48NZD hitting counters around New Zealand on the 21st of September, I can hand on heart say you need these in your life. These are loaded with high powered pigments giving them the look and longevity of a lip laquer but

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Face Mapping with Dermalogica

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to head in store to Ballantynes here in Christchurch and visit the Dermalogica counter for a consultation called face mapping. At first I didn’t really know what to expect, but I feel like I have come out feeling so much more intrigued and informed on the products within the Dermalogica range. Face mapping is where the Dermalogica Skin Therapist puts on a almost

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Jeffree Star – Velour Liquid Lipstick Review

Social media has been buzzing over the last few months with a heap of new lip products, this of course included the line up from the ever so amazing Jeffree Star. The Velour Liquid Lipsticks have caused quite the frenzy lately, so thanks to Makeup.co.nz I was able to put these too the test myself and see what the fuss was all about. I normally have stared clear of liquid

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