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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Latest Empties

I haven’t done an empties post for a while, but I’ve been keeping them all aside for you. Most of these are skincare related – which is not much of surprise as you already know much I love skincare and bodycare! Starting with the feature image above we have: Antipodes Anti Ageing Minis – I […]

May Favorites

May Faves

Where has the year gone? I can’t believe that May is nearly over and we are now heading into June – half way through the year! It’s been a stressful month with new jobs, illness, accidents with the kids and crazy weather. Helping me on through all of this have been these products below. They […]

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My MAC Makeover

Everybody loves a MAC makeover and I am no exception. In fact, when I recently left my last job, my colleagues knowingly bought me a voucher to use at the Britomart store. If you know me (as they did), then you know that I’m a MAC girl from way back. I even went to the […]

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New from Mary Kay Cosmetics

If you’ve followed by blog for a while you know that I a while ago I reviewed some products from Mary Kay Cosmetics. If you missed that post then SPOILER ALERT they’re amazing! I was blown away by the quality of their products. I’ll link my previous review here just in case you missed it. […]

March Favorites

March Favorites

I’ve enjoyed a wide range of products over March. My skincare and makeup choices have been a lot more considered during this change of season because my skin tends to go a bit crazy at this time of year. Here’s my list of favorites that have really stood up to the test over March. SKINCARE […]

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Makeover: the beautiful Laura

This is the start in a series of blogs where people in my life let me make them over. I’m not an MUA, just a makeup junkie from way back. I love all things about makeup not only on myself, but on others. Over the last few years, my friends have often taken me to […]


Review: Pilkingtons

I recently had a quick lunch at Pilkingtons in Auckland City. Relatively new on the scene, Pilkington’s is a terraced bar and restaurant located in Shortland Street. The thing I immediately noticed upon entering Pilkingtons was the greenery that is a feature not only in the restaurant, but also in the lovely outdoor terraced area. […]