The Kira Kira Crate from Japan Crate

Kira Kira Crate Japan Crate

The Kira Kira Crate from Japan Crate is one of their 4 different subscription crates which you can order as a one off or as a monthly subscription. The Kira Kira Crate is a Japanese beauty box which ships out each month containing a range of 6-8 different beauty products. I have tried quite a few different beauty subscription boxes in the past and always find them a fun delivery and also a great way to try new products. The last international beauty box I ordered was a Meme Box which is based on Korean beauty products so I was keen to see how these Japanese goodies would compare! Continue reading



Stila Stay All Day Foundation Review

stila Stay All day foundation and concealer kit

The Stila Stay All Day Foundation is an oil free formula which is said to provide medium coverage with a matte finish which ‘stays all day’. Before being introduced to this product my only experience with Stila was being a massive fan of their Stay All day Liquid Liner. Years ago a makeup artist used this foundation on me and I loved the finish along with it’s staying power, so I picked up the Stay All day Foundation, Concealer and Brush Kit during one of my Thailand hauls. But for some reason I only very recently opened it up to use after I found my MAC Pro Longwear completely empty. I’m gutted I didn’t start using it earlier because it fits my skin like a glove!!! Continue reading



Remington Straightening Brush Review

Remington straightening brush review

I’ve been straightening my hair for years now and I’ve used a wide range of flat irons and products along the way, but I’ve never used anything like the Remington Keratin and Argan Oil Straightening Brush. This straightener is a plug in device which straightens and smooths while you comb it through your hair just like using a normal paddle style hair brush. I was sceptical at how this would hold up against my beloved GHD’s, however I’ve found it does a few things that my GHD doesn’t. 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.Β  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





Remington Silk Italia Hair Dryer

Remington Silk Italia Hair dryer

The Remington Silk Italia Hair Dryer is my new favourite beauty tool. Nothing improves my mornings more than being able to dry my hair quickly and having it look and feel soft and silky before I rush out the door to work. For the past year or so I have gone through a range of pretty terrible hair dryers, including one which literally caught on fire while I was using it! So, when I was given the chance to try out this new Italian made Remington dryer I couldn’t wash my hair fast enough! Continue reading



Covergirl Katy Kat Blue Mascara

Covergirl Katy Kat blue mascara

The Covergirl Katy Kat blue mascara is part of the new Covergirl Katy Kat range. The range includes waterproof and non waterproof mascaras along with eleven shades of matte lipsticks. I had a bit of a thing for blue mascara during my early teenage years (who didn’t?!) and this new Katy Perry range convinced me to give it another go! Continue reading