Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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How To: Tan Prep

Self Tanning, it can either be easy or a nightmare lets be honest. Half the time I end up getting my boyfriend to do the places I can’t reach, he really has become quite the pro, but one thing I am a master of is Tan prep! Now this is so important, as it’s literally going to be the make or break of your tans longevity and appearance. So let

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Grand Mercure Auckland – Review

I find myself in Auckland a lot for business trips, but the one thing I always struggle with is where to stay. A 2 night trip to Auckland can often cost me over $1000 for flights and accommodation alone, and half the time the hotels are never anything super amazing for the price your paying. On my most recent trip I had the opportunity to work with Grand Mercure, and I

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The Coromandel Aka Paradise

The first stop on our North Island Wilderness campervan adventure was the beautiful Coromandel. Like many parts of the North Island this was my first time exploring this area and I absolutely fell in love. You really do feel like your in a whole different country, the scenery is like no other. Beautiful coastal towns, rolling hills and an ocean that stretches for miles, The Coromandel is full of little

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VBxEsteeLauder Collection

Victoria Beckham was first apart of my life, when Spice Girls were all I listened to. I was totally that girl who had the bob haircut and the tight flared ankle black pants form HBK, with the crop turtle neck top prancing around the living room pretending I was posh spice. These days I admire her strength and determination as a business women and mother, not to mention her collaborations

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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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Treating your pigmentation with laser!

When it comes to my skin I’m all about doing what I can to keep it looking it’s absolute best. With the help of The Cosmetic Clinic, not only is it in amazing condition, but my complexion is looking alot more even thanks to having recent laser facials. I had a course of 3 treatments to help with slight pigmentation on my face. For me my pigmentation is mainly 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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Our First Home – Build Update!!

So if you read my first post you would know that we are currently building our first home. I feel like so much has happened since then, so I thought  it was only fitting that I continue on to the 2nd post and update you all on where we are at. Going back to where we left off, it took about 6 weeks for all of the consents and council

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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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How To : 4 Modern Romance hairstyles you can do at home

ghd has long been a household name, and it’s with no wonder why they are rated as one of the top styling tools in the world. Easy to use and FUN spring to mind when I think of ghd. From their super cool designs, to their sleek innovative tools they totally have your bad hair days covered. I was recently sent one of their new designs to try out for

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