Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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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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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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A Weekend in Queenstown/Wanaka Pt 1

If you have been following me from when I first started my blog nearly 5 years ago, you will already know how much I LOVE Queenstown. I guess it helps having family who live there, and a Mum whose always on the road for work right?.. This means there’s always been an excuse to head down and hangout in one of the most beautiful places i have ever been to. This time

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Onawe Peninsula Track

Wander Often – Wander Always   As always it’s another day, another adventure with us and today’s took us to the Onawe Peninsula. Although the weather was cold and a little gloomy, it didn’t stop the beauty of the view that surrounded us from the moment we hopped out of the car. Onawe Peninsula is situated 1hr 20min from Christchurch, and is most commonly known as the site of a Ngai Tahu

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