Birthday vouchers = Mecca Maxima Haul time! I was super lucky to get some Mecca Max vouchers for my 27th birthday. I picked up a couple of things that had been lurking in my shopping cart online as well as topping up some all time favourites.
Nihao! Here is my guide to shopping through China! Last week I arrived back in Auckland from a 10 day trip in China and started unpacking my suitcase and unloading my shopping bags. Although most of what I brought home was gifts and small souvenirs, you know there’s no way your girl didn’t come back with a bit of makeup!
During my trip I visited Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Each city was really different, even in terms of the shopping. There were market stalls on the side of the road, local malls, tourist malls, luxury brand malls and shopping streets. Here are my top picks for beauty stores and shopping experiences in China. Continue reading
On a whim I recently bought the Maybelline Master Fix Setting Powder, a new Maybelline product which is said to set and perfect. It’s a translucent powder which can be dusted lightly on top of your makeup to set your foundation. As with most setting powders, this product is mattifying to get rid of excess shine. Products which give my face a matte finish and keep the afternoon shiny disco ball face away are part of my daily makeup routine, so I’ve tried a fair few setting powders! I decided to review the Maybelline Master Fix Setting Powder against the rest. Continue reading
This afternoon I decided to take off my gel polish at home and it was a total disaster. Probably my biggest beauty blunder moment in a long, long time. I was so prepared, I had all the bits and bobs and my confidence was at the level of ‘I’ve watched nail ladies do this to my nails over a hundred times so I know exactly what I’m doing’. But it turns out taking off my gel polish is not something that I should be doing at home. And something I don’t think I’ll ever be doing again. Continue reading
Mecca Maxima is finally here in Auckland! Not only does it stock a whole tonne of brands which were hard to get hold of before, but the store is absolutely beautiful and the staff are friendly, helpful and not annoyingly pushy or in your face. My friends and I stopped by (and but stopped by I mean spent a decent hour and a bit here) during it’s opening weekend. We got there reasonably early in the day which meant we bet the crowds a little bit, however there was a line waiting to get in as we left. Continue reading
The Lioele AC Control Night Spot is a product specifically created to target pimples and problem spots and make them disappear literally over night. It’s quickly become my go to product for any small white heads that pop up or those super frustrating bumps which you just know are going to develop into something sinister! Luckily the Lioele AC Control Night Spot dries them up quick before they have even had a chance to come through. Continue reading
The May Kira Kira Crate from Japan Crate was full of goodies! This month I received six full sized products along with the handy mini magazine which is full english instructions, product descriptions and beauty tutorials. I kind of purchased this box by mistake, however once it arrived I was so happy that I had kept my subscription going as these are all products I will happily try out and use. Continue reading
The MAC Cosmetics Fruity Juicy collection is out in all MAC Stores in NZ today. This is a collection I have had my eye on for a long time! The bright tropical theme is splashed over the packaging and the products, and can even be experience through a delicious coconut scent. This is by far the most fun and exciting collection I’ve seen from MAC this year and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the products a few weeks ago now, so I can confirm that this range 100% lives up to its bright hype! Continue reading
The Too Faced Natural Love Palette is out now at Mecca Maxima! I discovered this palette online a couple of months ago and absolutely fell in love! In fact I was so obsessed that when my partner went over to America recently I begged him to bring the palette back for me from Sephora as I just couldn’t wait. Every single one of the 30 shades is so pretty and its range of matte and shimmers gives you so much variety on looks and finishes. I would definitely say that it is the most versatile eye shadow palette I have, and it’s just sooo beautiful! Continue reading
There is a lot of misconceptions and confusion about how to use MAC Fix+ Spray and what it is actually for. Today I hope to clear up some of this confusion as well as share a few tips! Continue reading