Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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YSL All Hours foundation Review

If there’s one thing I love it’s a good foundation, but I am totally that girl who always goes back to the same brand, as I’m yet to find something that compares. That was before I tried the YSL All Hours foundation, a matte full coverage formula that really does stay all day. Being a Makeup Artist I am often running around all over the place between bookings, coming in

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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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#MeccaMax has landed!

Mecca Maxima has always been well known as the one stop shop for all your beauty needs. Whether your a Makeup Artist, or a beauty lover you are bound to walk out the door with a happy heart, and most probably a slightly lighter wallet!(oops) With a line up of some of the world’s best beauty brands, there’s some tough competition on the shelves and it’s about to get even

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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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Elizabeth Arden Tropical Escape Colour Collection

Elizabeth Arden have really stepped their game up over the years, as they continue to create some pretty amazing new products. I was recently sent the new Tropical Escape colour collection to try out, and so of course that’s exactly what I did. This collection is made up of 3 key products that are essential for that glowing yet soft Summer look. From the “Dare to bare” bronzing body oil

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Guerlain’s New Beauty Bag Must Have’s!

Guerlain is one brand that is forever on top of their game.Although the price is more on the higher end of the scale, you certainly are getting what you pay for. From luxe packaging to products that really do as they say, what’s there not to love right?! I am currently in love wth all of their new releases, so of course I wanted to share with you my thoughts.

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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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All You Need To Know About Hiking Little Mt Peel

Little Mt Peel is located within the Peel Forrest about 40minutes from Ashburton,here in the South Island of New Zealand. Don’t let the name fool you because there really is nothing little about it, but in saying that it’s good to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and explore more of the real untouched New Zealand, that the South Island has to offer. When you arrive at Peel Forrest

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The Cosmetic Secret Weapon To Stress!

Late nights and early morning starts has basically been my life for the last 6 years. Whether i’m on the road heading out of town to work on a wedding, or i’m up late organizing bookings it’s safe to say stress can take it’s toll on me – especially in the busy season. Dermalogica are often sending me care packages of amazing skincare, but when this particular one arrived it

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Go Bananas For The M•A•C Fruity Juicy Collection

One of the best things about it being Winter on this side of the world, is that the rest of the World is then experiencing Spring/Summer. This of course means all of the amazingly fun and vibrant makeup collections start to roll out, which for me is like Christmas. The latest from MAC is all of the above, and more! The packaging is super playful,  and the shades of the

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