How I’m fixing my damaged hair

Blonde hair goals

In the last few months I decided to stop lusting over hair goals and firstly, start focusing on how I’m going to fix my damaged hair. Years of home and salon bleaching in a range of blonde, white and grey shades has left my hair pretty damaged. My mid-lengths to ends are dry, my roots are oily and I have broken hair around my ears and right under at the nape of my neck from over bleaching. By adding a few extra products to my hair routine and changing some habits I have managed to help a lot of the damage. My goal is to really work on the areas of damage so I can go white blonde for summer (and probably ruin it all over again.) Continue reading



Kylie Cosmetics – Koko K and Posie K

Lip Kit by Kylie Koko K Posie K

I did it, I finally did it, I got my hands on some Lip Kits by Kylie. Koko K and Posie K. Just by chance I saw online that someone had purchased a few and “there was heaps of stock left”. All of a sudden I was checking out and charging my credit card too many American dollars. Do I like them? Yes! Do I love them? I’m still not sure….. Continue reading



Etude House Styling Eye Liner review

Etude House eye liner

In my current quest to try out more Korean beauty products, Things of Beauty Boutique sent me the Etude House Styling Eye Liner to test out. Etude House is one of the more well known Korean Beauty brands, however I have only ever tried out one of their highlighters. I was also really keen to try out Things of Beauty Boutique, which is an NZ based online store that stocks makeup, jewellery and accessories. Continue reading



Colourpop Haul using YouShop

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Last week I had a Colourpop haul arrive via YouShop. I decided to use YouShop to ship my Colourpop products to NZ because the Colourpop shipping price was way too expensive! There were mixed reviews online about whether using YouShop would actually end up any cheaper, and I was a little concerned about the length of time the package would take to get to me. After a few tiny hiccups however, I have a bunch of new beautiful Colourpop products to play with.Β  Continue reading



Are there bugs in my Beauty Blender? + other makeup questions

Beauty Blender cut

Are there bugs in my Beauty Blender?? I have often wondered what the inside of an old Beauty Blender would look like. Especially after seeing that horror film where a girl cuts hers open to find a whole heap of bugs (haven’t seen it, click here and half cover your eyes). There’s also a lot of other beauty related things I have wondered about and a lot of different questions online. Today I’m going to answer some of these questions, like just how limited are MAC limited edition products? What’s the difference between cruelty free and vegan? Why do you need to store your dip brow upside down? How does micellar water actually work when it’s just water?Β  Continue reading



Makeup cravings (or addictions)

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I’m having makeup cravings. There’s really no rhyme or reason, and I didn’t just win the lottery either. I just want all the makeup. Two nights this week I have sat on the couch filling up online shopping carts and then having a little laugh to myself when either I see the total cost in USD, or I see the shipping price to get the goods to NZ. To date, I have made one actual purchase based on these cravings and currently have two full shopping carts open in my browser. I’m also tweeting my makeup friend Elese, as she has offered to let me ship some things to her place in Australia which she will forward over to me. As I said, makeup cravings, major ones…. Continue reading



May empties

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Here are my May empties! My Garnier Perfect Blur and Loreal Infallible primers are empty. The Blinc mascara I received in my Talk Beauty NZ event goodie bag has dried up, I’ve hit pan on my MAC SkinFinish and I’m already on another bottle of Elevens’ Miracle Hair Treatment. In a bid to be better at removing my makeup before bed I’ve used up my travel size Blue Coconut Coconut Oil, at the same time my Beauty Blender (the first one I ever tried!) is going into retirement.Β  Continue reading



Kracie Popin Cooking Doughnuts

Kracie Popin Cooking Doughnuts

Through the wonders of the internet I recently discovered Kracie Popin Cooking, a Japanese trend where you buy little sets and make/bake mini foods which are edible. Even though it looked totally crazy I decided I HAD to try it, and I’m glad I did. The baking requires a lot of patience and a bit of bravery when it comes to tasting, but I may have just found my newest hobby. Continue reading



New House = New Habits

new house new habits

As some of you may know I recently moved house, I used the move as motivation to do a big clean out of my belongings. I got rid of unnecessary bits and bobs, old books, clothes I never wear and even cleaned out my makeup using the famous Kon Marie method.Β Now that I am moved in and almost entirely unpacked I’m focusing on getting into new routines, so new house = new habits. Here’s the habits I want to create! Continue reading



My favourite NYX product & NYX NZ news

Favourite NYX product

NYX has been a brand in my collection for a long time now, I have specifically always been a big fan of their lip products. Also now NYX is much more accessible than in the past with it being stocked at Farmers in Auckland CBD and in more stores to come. Today in celebration of NYX being available in more Farmers stores NZ wide from the 14th of June I wanted to show you my all time favourite NYX product – the NYX matte lipstick in the shade ‘natural’. Continue reading