Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting spray review


Gerard Cosmetics is a super popular online cosmetics brand which I had heard a lot about but had never tried, however the moment I saw the Slay All Day Setting Spray I hit buy now. I had thought about trying the brand for awhile and I just couldn’t resist the name ‘Slay’. The Slay makeup setting spray is said to mattify and pro-long the wear of your makeup, helping you stay shine free and slaying for longer. The Urban Decay setting sprays are usually my go to and they do a damn good job at making my makeup stay on my face until I decide I want it off. I took a break from that to see how this one would go. Continue reading

Organising your makeup with the KonMari Method

KonMari Method makeup

Can makeup be organised using the hugely popular KonMari Method? I’ve tried it out and it is a super efficient way to do a clean out and get your beauty table organised. The KonMari Method is a huge trend right now based on the techniques of Marie Kondo, a massively successful Japanese business woman and writer. Her book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying’ has sold over 1.5 million copies. The book takes you through each essential step of how to get rid of clutter forever, she claims that using her methods will mean that you don’t tidy up simply to have everything a mess again in a few weeks time.

This totally intrigued me and as I read her book I instantly saw how her ideas on cleaning out clothes, books and paper work could translate to my often messy makeup desk. I was also very interested in the fact that she says her techniques will stop you buying so many extra unnecessary things, as I looked at my mascara drawer and saw about 7 different mascaras which I don’t use. So I tried it out, only kept items which ‘sparked joy’ and this is how it turned out! Continue reading

Australis AC ON Tour Contouring and Highlighting cream kit + giveaway!

Australis creme contour kit

The Australis AC On Tour Contouring and Highlighting Cream Kit is one of those big hype products. People waited and waited for it to hit the shelves and once it did everyone rushed to get their hands on one. Contouring seems to be a trend which isn’t going away anytime soon so I was really pleased to see Australis, a cruelty free and affordable brand, bring out both the powder and cream kits in two different shade ranges. Although the powder kit doesn’t work well with my skin the cream version has become a staple in my collection. Here are my tips on using the Australis Cream Kit, also keep reading for a chance to win your own!Β  Continue reading

Why puppies and makeup go together like peanut butter and jelly

cute puppy

Puppies and makeup are a really good combination. Like bread and butter, peanut butter and jelly or the way your foundation glides smoothly onto your skin when you find the perfect primer to match it. Puppies are man’s best friend and I consider makeup as girl’s best friend, it’s a perfect combination. Although makeup has been in my life since I was about 11 or 12 and Yeezus, my cute miniature pomeranian is only two years old, I still love them both equally. Here are my reasons why being a dog owner is awesome, and even more awesome when you are obsessed with makeup. Continue reading

MAC Cosmetics FUTURE Collection

MAC Cosmetics future collection

The Future Collection from MAC Cosmetics is currently available in stores and online. It’s limited edition though so you’ll have to act quickly! This collection is based around “hyper-luminous Mineralize” products including lip, eye, nail and face products. There’s silvers, blues, gloss and shimmers. It’s a bit out there, but it’s totally stunning! MAC Cosmetics sent me three products from the range to try out, a lipstick, a lip glass and a Skinfinish – which is my currently my ultimate love and possible favourite MAC product of all time!

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Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face Mask review

Lush Cup O' Coffee Face Mask

The Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face Mask is one of the newer editions to the Lush family. I know coffee is good for my soul, so the more ways I can get it into my system the better, right?! Loaded up with ground coffee, caffeine extract, coriander oil and agave syrup this face mask promises to exfoliate and invigorate the skin. I was impressed with how it did just that, along with being brightening and gentle. Continue reading

Q&A with Genevieve from EVE Lashes

EVE Lashes

It’s Q&A time with Genevieve from EVE Lashes! Not only is Genevieve a talented makeup artist, but she also owns and operates EVE Lashes, an incredible lash subscription service which makes sure you are always lash rich! Check out her story below where she tells us what it’s like running a beauty business in NZ and what the easiest way to apply false lashes is!

Don’t miss out on trying these amazing lashes for yourself, click here to enter our EVE Lashes subscription giveaway now! Continue reading

Eve Lashes – your new beauty subscription addiction

EVE Lashes

EVE Lashes is probably going to be your next beauty subscription addiction. False lashes to your door, any style you want and however many you want. Meaning that you always have exactly what you need whether you are the kind of girl who doesn’t leave the house without a pair of flirty lashes on or if you save them just for special occasions (like me!) Genevieve from EVE Lashes hooked me up with a trial so I could see what it was all about and also so I could practice applying false lashes because I’m terrible at it! Continue reading

Neutrogena Hyrdro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena Hyrdro Boost Water Gel

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is one of their newest moisturisers. It seems targeted towards those with dry skin and/or dull skin that needs some intense hydration. Neutrogena used to be my go-to for moisturisers back in the day, before I developed dermatitis, now that all that has calmed down I decided to give it a try. I heard about Hydro Boost online and ended up grabbing it on a whim from my local supermarket (you can see my March haul where I picked this up among other things here). Here’s what I think of it! Continue reading

How to grow your nails longer and stronger


After a childhood as a chronic nail biter I thought I was destined to deal with short, weak nails forever, but finally I got my nails to grow longer and stronger. It took a lot of time, a lot of willpower, nail appointments Β and some magic products to get my natural nails to be the nicest and strongest they have ever been. Today I want to share with you what I did to improve my nails and give you some tips on how you can grow yours too. Continue reading