Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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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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Why you need to travel within your own backyard!

These days it’s easy to scroll through social media, and watch tv ads displaying all of these beautiful tropical locations and instantly want to book the next flight out of your current location. The reality is, majority of us just can’t do that. Timing, financials and planning are all things that you generally need to put into place when booking your next escape. Wanderlust is something that is definitely within

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Springbrook National Park

On a recent trip to the Gold Coast I of course just had to go on an adventure. After doing a lot of research I found the perfect place to take my mum, sister and friend for a day of exploring instead of the usual shopping. Springbrook National Park is located about 45minutes from where we were staying in Broadbeach. To get there can be a little difficult especially if

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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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