Nihao! Here is my guide to shopping through China! Last week I arrived back in Auckland from a 10 day trip in China and started unpacking my suitcase and unloading my shopping bags. Although most of what I brought home was gifts and small souvenirs, you know there’s no way your girl didn’t come back with a bit of makeup!
During my trip I visited Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Each city was really different, even in terms of the shopping. There were market stalls on the side of the road, local malls, tourist malls, luxury brand malls and shopping streets. Here are my top picks for beauty stores and shopping experiences in China. Continue reading
A Sephora Collection mask review of the products I picked up during my last trip to Bangkok has been highly requested, so today I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the Sephora Collection Sleeping Mask and the Sephora Collection Eye Mask. Continue reading
When I started using a Beauty Blender it changed my life, so I had high hopes that the Blender Cleanser Solid would be another life changer and up my makeup brush cleaning game. The Blender Cleanser Solid is a makeup sponge and brush cleaner created by the Original Beauty Blender company, so it’s almost like a best buddy for your Beauty Blender. Continue reading
Do those peel off lip tint things actually work? I asked myself as I grabbed one off the shelf at Sephora and started inspecting the packaging. I had seen the videos online where a girl covers her lips in a thick looking lip gloss, waits a moment, and then joyfully peels it off to reveal a pretty coloured long lasting lip tint underneath. Cool right? But it seemed a bit too good to be true, so I purchased one and did the investigating for you. Continue reading
So Sephora is finally in NZ (in an online sense) and there’s no better way to celebrate than a bit of a haul, but what to buy from Sephora NZ? Today I have collated my favourites from Sephora NZ to help you fill up your shopping cart. Continue reading
A Bangkok Beauty Haul and shopping guide to kick off 2016! And no, you aren’t having major dejavu. I managed to end up in Bangkok again (exactly one year later!) and of course there’s a beauty haul to prove it. We spent two solid days out exploring the city visiting malls, shopping squares and markets and it’s safe to say that my luggage came home quite a bit heavier as a result. Continue reading
It can be hard to stray from your usual ‘as black as my soul’ eyeliner, so today I share some tips on how to wear purple eyeliner – or any other coloured eyeliner. Coloured eyeliner can be a really cool and easy way to change up your usual look, you can do it in a subtle way going for navy blue, forest green or dark purple or go super bright with neons.
You can also chose colours to compliment your eye colour, copper and gold for blue eyes, purple and bronze for green, midnight blue for brown eyes and emerald green and gold for Hazel. But obviously there are no rules and playing around with different shades is the best way to figure out what works for you. Continue reading
I am back for 2015, firstly with a Thailand makeup haul. As many of you know I spent the first three weeks of the year exploring three different cities in Thailand – and of course I did some shopping! Thailand is lucky to host some amazingly huge malls as well as a lot of makeup filled pharmacies and Sephora! I managed to get a few good products and quite a few things off my makeup wish list while I was there. It was so interesting looking at the different brands and products which haven’t made it to NZ shores yet. I also discovered my new favourite makeup shop… can anyone guess what it is?! Continue reading
Here are three things I know about makeup brushes:
One – they can make a huge difference to the finished look of your makeup.
Two – they are can super expensive even though they just look like little paintbrushes.
Three – I have quite a few of them, to be exact I have 48 (don’t worry that surprised/shocked me too)
When I first got into makeup I hardly ever used a brush, apart from applying eye shadow with those terrible double ended cotton bud looking things (do they even really deserve to be called makeup brushes?!?) Now I use many brushes for every kind of makeup application i’m doing, no makeup makeup, big night out makeup, work makeup – no matter what, the brushes are always involved. In the past I used my fingers to spread my foundation on my face, I hate thinking about that now. Sure I still use my fingers a little to dab and blend, but not to actually cover my face. I never realized how bad using hands and fingers on your face can be for pimples and things like that either – and I use to have quite bad skin, coincidence? Maybe?
As I mentioned I have a selection of brushes to choose from in my collection, and although I am totally pro brushes I have always refused to pay a lot for them. Continue reading
Not only is Sephora coming to our neighbours over in Australia, it’s going to be here sooner then we thought and price matching to its stores in the US!