Collection is here – and in your local supermarket NOW

download

This week, the UK’s third largest cosmetics brand arrives exclusively to countdown supermarkets in NZ. Collection cosmetics hold a large range of beautiful make up products which are not only beautiful, but affordable.  My favorite part about this line is the range of colors, and the fact that it is very conveniently sold at my local supermarket, Countdown, (just a quick trip down the health and beauty isle, thanks!) Continue reading



How much is your face worth?

doodle-1016-money-bagsIs your morning face worth more than your evening face? What about your party face? Work face? First date face? Have you ever considered what your face could be ‘worth’ once you have done your made up face for the day? After reading Morgan from Hyacinth girl beauty‘s blog ‘ My $2000 face’ – I decided to put my usual morning work face to the test, so counting up the price of all the products used on my face in one make up application, what’s my face worth? And what does hundreds of dollars worth of product on a face even look like? Continue reading



Beauty for all seasons – an interview with Nicola May from Blush Baby

blush baby Nicola May is the founder and owner of Blush Baby, an amazing online make up and beauty store which stocks top brands such as Lime Crime, Sugarpill Cosmetics and Pretty Zombie Cosmetics. Blush Baby also provides fantastic make up and hair services within the Auckland region. Being a make up artist for the past three years, opening up Blush Baby in July 2013,and providing all the hair and make up services for this years Miss Junior New Zealand, Continue reading



E.L.F arrives in NZ Kmart Stores – yes there must be a beauty god!

e.l.f logo

So I was lucky enough to receive some inside information this week that firstly, e.l.f was confirmed to be arriving in NZ Kmart stores, and secondly that it would be on shelves in my local Kmart (Westfield, Albany, Auckland) by Friday night, Saturday morning at the latest. Imagine my surprise when taking a casual late night wonder through Kmart’s beauty section and almost practically walking into their new e.l.f stall!!!! Although it is not a huge stall or as wide of a selection as I was hoping for, there are some fantastic classic e.l.f products Continue reading



Sleek review and GIVEAWAY!!! =)

download (2) Slim, sleek, smooth palettes which open softly to a rainbow of scandalously pigmented smooth colours. Seductive pinks, shadowy bronzes and semitropical brights. I’m not sure if you can already tell, but I am so impressed with the quality of Sleek’s eye shadows that it’s making me feel all poetic. Jokes aside, I was really excited to try out an amazing array of Sleek palettes and a few blushers sent to me to review lovingly from No Little Fool (thanks girl!) I even have an AMAZING PRIZE PACK to give away featuring some of the palettes I reviewed – scroll to the bottom to see and pick your favorite! Continue reading


Painting my lids with MAC Paint Pots

MAC-Cosmetics-Paint-Pot-ReviewAwhile a go when I was asking around before a bit of a MAC haul for people’s essential holy grail MAC products, some recommended MAC’s Pro Long wear Paint Pot in ‘painterly’ and I will never be able to thank them enough. The Paint Pot is a highly pigmented eye colour/shadow which is very creamy and smooth in the pot but dries to a seamless coverage over the eye lid. Although it has that creamy formula and is cream based, it isn’t heavy and doesn’t cake. This makes it a must have eye product as an all over eye colour or a colour base. Continue reading



Seven Sins of Beauty

keep calm wear lipstickScrolling through my reader ‘Seven Sins of Beauty’ caught my eye, so I thought I would do my first ever beauty/blog tag! I spotted this first on macmepretty.com. Just like her I was also waiting on a MAC order, well more like procrastinating about hitting the ‘pay now’ button on the MAC US website…. I still haven’t done it… but I want to so bad!

Continue reading





I heart iHerb – My advice and experiences using iHerb.com

iherb.com is a fantastic American website which sells a large range of health and beauty products including vitamins and supplements, make up (e.l.f, real techniques), face and body products like face masks and moisturisers, teas, health foods and much, much more! The best thing Continue reading



Using YouShop – my experiences and advice

Call it a first world problem, but I had been uhhmmm-ing and ahhhh-ing about using YouShop for a really long time, to the point where I literally couldn’t get it off my mind and Black Friday (American sale day of the year) deals were vibrating in my email inbox. YouShop is an amazing service, but it can be confusing and worrying at first, so I thought I would share my experience with you all.  Continue reading