five adorable cat themed cosmetics

cat themed cosmetics

Going to the makeup section of a department store can get pretty overwhelming.  There are so many products to choose from.  You’d need to spend hours to take a look at them all (sometimes I do!).  In that respect, Asian makeup does better than western brands.  A lot of collections have adorable and eye-catching packaging.

Since I’m a cat lover, one way to get me to buy a product is to put some cute cat art on the box.  If the product itself has some feline qualities, even better.  Laura has kindly invited to share some of my favorite cat themed cosmetic items on her blog. Continue reading



Essence Cosmetics Review

Essence Cosmetics review

Essence Cosmetics is a super cute and affordable makeup brand from Europe which is currently stocked in New Zealand by Farmers. The range is bright, colourful and fun, as well as being completely cruelty free. Recently I’ve been testing out a few of their products, a mascara, concealer and mini makeup sponges, and here’s what I think! Continue reading



Bon Bon Bath and Beauty Review

Bon Bon Bath and Beauty

Today I’m sharing my Bon Bon Bath and Beauty review after trying out this brand for the first time recently. I have followed this brand on Instagram for awhile now, mainly because their products just look so yummy, and was lucky to get two of their most popular products for Christmas. Something else which attracted me to the brand is that it is NZ owned and operated and completely vegan! The two products I tried are the Raspberry Gelato Scrub which is a body exfoliator and the Unicorn Fluff which is a thick body wash which can also be used for shaving.  Continue reading



Top Beauty Products of 2016 – Part 2

2017

Here is Part 2 of my top beauty products of 2016. In Part 1 I focused more on my base and face products and found I am a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to my favourites. Today I’m sharing eye and lip products along with a bit of skincare. There’s a real mixture of brands here, are you the same or do you tend to stick to the same brand for a particular part of the face? Continue reading



Top Beauty Products of 2016 – Part 1

2017

Today I’m sharing my top beauty products of 2016! 2016 was a big year for beauty, there was sandbagging, strobing, spray on nail polish, lipsticks with real flowers inside them and who can mention 2016 beauty trends without giving Kylie and her Lip Kits a wink? I tried out quite a lot of new products and brands in 2016, but reviewing my favourites is quite interesting as I can see I have some ultimate favourites which may never change! However, I am very open to finding new favourite products in 2017! This is part 1 featuring mainly face and base products. Continue reading



New Year Makeup resolutions

New Year

Haven’t yet decided on a New Year resolution? How about a New Year makeup resolution? Last year I set myself the resolution of not spending so much money on makeup and it went really well. I became more aware of my spending along with what I already owned. Today I am sharing my New Year makeup resolution ideas and tips to help you achieve your goals! Continue reading



MAC pink lipstick comparisons

mac pink lipsticks comparisons

Isn’t it funny how when you are a fan of a particular colour you unconsciously collect lipsticks in that shade, although you swear in the shop they looked totally different?! For me it all started with my first ever MAC Cosmetics purchase of Saint Germain, the perfect Barbie pink, and I’ve been collecting lipsticks on the paler side of cool toned pink for years now. Today I’m going to do a MAC pink lipsticks comparison of these four lipsticks, which are all super beautiful in their own way, but also a little similar. Continue reading



Colourpop X Hello Kitty Haul

coloupop x hello kitty haul

My Colourpop X Hello Kitty haul is finally here! Okay, and yes I got a few other bits and pieces too! The new limited edition collection went live on the 1st of November (Hello Kitty’s birthday)  and some of the range is still currently in stock. There is a selection of lip, eye and face products in the collection along with a super cute makeup bag. I grabbed the ‘Mama’s Apple Pie’ eyeshadow quad set, two of the lip products and the ‘School is Fun’ highlighter from the Hello Kitty Collection. I also bought two super shock shadows and a new brow pencil to try out.  Continue reading



Korean Kiwi Beauty Review

korean kiwi beauty review

Korean Kiwi Beauty is an online store which is new to NZ. They stock a huge range of Korean beauty products and brands, even those that can usually be tricky to find and get hold of! Over the past two weeks I have been trying out a range of goodies sent to me by Korean Kiwi Beauty. Here are my first impressions of the products and also my review of the Korean Kiwi Beauty service. Continue reading