Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Dear reader – today I tried something new & did a video review of the Smashbox Full Exposure palette. My brother & his wonderful partner Karla bought it for me for Christmas & I am SUPER stoked. The colours are perfect – soft and pigmented where they should be, and less pigmented where you want […]

Smashbox Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in After Dark

I have a lot of feelings about this beautiful Smashbox lip lacquer in After Dark, which was gifted to me for my birthday almost exactly a year ago by my brother’s partner, who has the same excellent taste in makeup as I do. I looooove it to death, but it also frustrates me a little […]

Q&A With MUA Stacey Banfield from Painted Lips!

Recently I was lucky enough to have the chance to interview the wonderful Stacey Banfield, who is a Christchurch Makeup Artist and also blogs over at one of my favourite NZ beauty blogs, Painted Lips. I was really excited to learn more about Stacey, who has been working in cosmetics for five years, and some of […]

Lust List #10: Anniversary Luxe

This time, in a week, J and I will be heading out to one of the city’s finest restaurants to celebrate our five year anniversary. I am outrageously excited because I am a bit of a culinary nerd, but most importantly, because I get to celebrate FIVE YEARS with the boyf. 1. Stella by Stella […]