Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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Dear Social World

Lately in the online community there’s been a real shift in mood. It seems like the social pressures are getting to everyone and no one really knows how to tackle the issue, so here I am speaking out because I truly think so many people need to read this. Instagram has become more of a comparison game these days of things like, who has the most followers, how many likes

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How we discovered comfort in a box & adopted a kiwi!!

Sleep– One of the things I look forward to doing the most at the end of everyday,  although I know I totally need more of it in my life. To get the best out of your sleep there’s all kinds of things you can do I know, but for me it comes down simply to comfort. Sleeping on a cloud is ideally what I personally look for, I mean I’m

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Never lose sight of the shore – 5 lesssons Social Media has taught me

For over a month now I have typed and back spaced about a million times. Sometimes it’s bloody nerve wracking writing about a topic people want to know more about, especially something like this. Daily I get questions about how to become an “influencer” or how can I be sent “free stuff”. There’s so much more to having a presence online than the above. First of all, I think the

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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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Protecting Your Skin With Your Summer Beauty Routine

Routine is always a great thing to have, so it only makes sense that you adapt it to the changing seasons. Sunscreen is a product that should be worn year round, but if i’m honest I’m pretty slack when it comes to the cooler months. With it currently being Spring, the days are getting warmer so I know it’s time to re think what I’m doing  in the mornings before

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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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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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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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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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Arthur’s Pass National Park & Surrounding Areas

Arthur’s Pass is a well known township situated in the Southern Alps of the South Island here in New Zealand. It is also quite a busy transit stop for those heading to the West Coast and afar. Arthur’s Pass National Park was the first park to be named in the South Island and is situated right within the township itself. Surrounded by tall mountains, steep gorges and wide braided rivers, there is

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