Illamasqua Bare Lipstick

Favorite Nude Lipsticks: Illamasqua Bare

As you know, I am writing a blog series on my favorite lipsticks. Second in my favorite nudes is Illamasqua Bare. Illamasqua is not a well known brand in New Zealand, where I live, but thanks to the power of YouTube I was introduced to this British brand by one of my favorite YouTube make […]

Nude by Nature Contour and Highlighter Kits

Review: Nude by Nature Contour & Highlighter Kits

I was lucky enough to receive these products from the team at Nude by Nature. Having already reviewed their face brush set (click here to see my review), I had high expectations from these products. Off the bat, the packaging is just beautiful in a rich rose gold colour and deep dark browns. Contour Palette […]

MAC Creme in Your Coffee Lipstick

Favorite Nude Lipsticks: MAC Creme in Your Coffee

As you know, I love lipstick. I have so many different colours, finishes and brands that I can talk lipstick all day long. Women (and men) know the struggle of finding just that perfect colour for them. I mean how many reds to we really need? I’m starting a series of my own ‘favorites’ – […]

MOA Apple Cider, Spices

Recipe & Review – MOA Mulled Apple Cider

It’s supposed to be getting warmer here in New Zealand, but the cold and rain doesn’t seem to want to let go. This weekend I thought I’d try a recipe to warm the old cockles of the heart – Mulled Apple Cider. I was lucky enough to be sent some apple cider from a renowned […]

emergency products

Products I never leave home without

I’m always on the go. With working a busy full time job, and being a Mum of three kids there’s always something that needs to be done, somewhere I need to go, or something I need to pick up. With so many things going on I’ve found that I need to have an emergency kit […]


Review: Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon Palette

Each year, cosmetic companies launch holiday or limited edition packs. Sometimes they’re a little ‘meh’ and sometimes they are flat out amazing. Benefit always delivers in this area. Their Christmas packs are fantastic and through the year they launch certain limited edition items too. Earlier this year they launch the ‘Cheekathon’ palette. It retailed here […]


Lip Combo: MAC Strength Lipstick with MAC Auburn Lipliner

If you have ever met me in person, then you know I am a lip product fiend. I love lipsticks, lipliners, liquid lipsticks, lip conditioners, lip balms, lip gloss etc etc. Well, you’ll also know that I love ALL makeup and skincare, but something about lipstick calls to me deep in my soul 😉 I’ve […]

Medela Purelan

The best product for dry lips (and nips), Medela Purelan 100

The change of season can be brutal on your skin and especially hard on your lips. Exposed to the elements, moving from cold outdoor windy weather, to warm air conditioned spaces can make your lips dry up and crack. This year has been no exception and quite a few of my friends have been asking […]

Nivea shaving balm

Primer Review: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last few months, then you’ll know that the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm has caused a furore of excitement in the beauty world. Why? The world famous You Tuber NikkieTutorials told us all how she went on a trip with her boyfriend and forgot her makeup […]

Gerard cosmetics hydra mattes title pic

Review: Gerard Cosmetics Hydra-Mattes

Like millions of others across the globe, I have been part of the liquid lipstick hysteria over the past year. One of the brands that I’ve enjoyed lately is Gerard Cosmetics. Known for their iconic lip glosses and lipsticks, Gerard Cosmetics came out with the Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick Range. I bought six of the […]