Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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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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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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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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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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Hooker Valley Track – A Tick Off My NZ Bucket List

For a few years now I have wanted to tick this one off my list, but with my work load and just life in general it’s been hard to fit in all the adventures I have wanted to go on. But this Easter Weekend I finally did it! Due to working Wedding’s on Saturday, we decided to make it an early morning start on Easter Sunday 5:00am  to be exact!

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My First Roadtrip For 2017!

So we are now 12 days into 2017 and I can’t even believe how quickly the last year flew by. It was such a huge year for me,and some of you may have noticed that my Blog posts slowed down a lot in the months leading up to Christmas. This was because I got quite overwhelmed with everything going on, as from April 2016 it was also my first year

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