Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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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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10 Scenic Spots To Check Out In Canterbury

Nothing beats getting a little fresh air into the lungs, so why not do that while taking in some pretty epic views and scenery. Below I have put together 10 Scenic Spots that are worth checking out if your ever in the Canterbury area.   First up is Summit Road (Port Hills) – The Summit Road is home to some of the best views over Christchurch across to the Southern Alps.

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Let The Build Begin – The Journey To Buying Our First Home!

If you had asked me 5 years ago what I wanted in my first home, I would have said first off that my Mum loves having me as a flatmate too much,I won’t be moving out until I’m 30 and secondly that it would probably be a property I would renovate. As the cost of new homes back then, wasn’t really that welcoming for first home buyers, when it came to

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Hakatere Conservation Park/Lake Heron

One thing I can honestly say is I’ll never get sick of exploring my own back yard. The South Island I always knew was beautiful,but it’s when you actually take the time, to stop and explore a little more, that you appreciate it’s full worth. This past weekend we headed to Hakatere Conservation Park, which is located about an hour from Ashburton. The Hakatere Conservation park covers nearly 60,000 hectares of

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Prada Is Always A Good Idea!

When it comes to sunglasses, I guess you could say I have a bit of a collection. There’s just so many rad styles to fit within the current trends, it’s hard to just stop at one pair. One thing I was lacking was just a basic style that would suit any outfit. This is where my Prada’s come in.. not only are they super on trend being an avaiator style,

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