May/June 2018 Favorites

May/June 2018 Favourites

I haven’t posted my favourites for a while. It’s not because I haven’t been loving lots of products, I’ve just had a lot on my plate. But don’t fear – while I’ve been managing a whirlwind of things, I’ve been doing so with with full on cake face! That’s right folks, every day I’ve been […]

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Morphe 3502 Palette

Morphe 3502 Palette – Review and Swatches

I actually got this palette because I had the Morphe 350 palette. It had been long awaited and I’d just started enjoying it and was ready to post about it and then we had visitors to stay. When they left so did quite a bit of my makeup, including my 350 palette, and a whole […]

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makeup revolution x soph highlighter palette

Review: Makeup Revolution X Soph Highlighter Palette

By now dear reader mine, you’ll know that I have a love of highlighters. Well, in my overall love of all things makeup and skincare, highlighters are a particular weakness of mine (and yes, this is the second highlighter palette review in a row that I’m posting on my blog). A good highlighter can make […]

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Morphe Babe in Paradise Palette

Review: The Morphe x Bretman Babe in Paradise Highlighter Palette

If you’ve been anywhere on social media lately you’ll know that the Morphe brand has been killing it with their product releases. Known for their brushes and their iconic 35 palettes, Morphe raised the bar with their new formulations and packaging. New eye shadows were heralded by the Jaclyn Hill 35 palette and then all […]

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Nars Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

Review: The Nars Loaded Palette

Who needs another warm toned palette? Me! Yes, I can never seem to get enough of those warm toned looks (note to self, write a full blog post on my favorite warm toned eyeshadow palettes). Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, I present to you …. (drumroll) … the Nars Loaded Palette in all […]

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Review: Too Faced Totally Cute Palette – with swatches and a look!

The Brand The Too Faced┬ábrand is relatively new to New Zealand, but since the launch of Mecca Maxima us Kiwi makeup mavens have the chance to try this American staple. Known for their iconic Chocolate Bar palettes that are the darlings of the YouTube world, Two Faced started out in 1998 with the ethos of […]

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Maybelline Curvitude Liner

Maybelline Curvitude Liner Review

Who doesn’t love a good cat eye? It can take a look from ‘girl next door’ to ‘sexy and mysterious’ in just two flicks. Well, more that two flicks for me, as I’m not one of those people who can apply a cat eye with ease. Thankfully I was lucky enough to be sent the […]

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – A Miracle for Acne Sufferers

In the last couple of years, makeup has become incredibly popular with well known brands being forced to up their game by little known brands who have challenged them in product and price. The tide is now turning and skincare is coming to the forefront. It’s no secret that your makeup is only as good […]

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Garnier, Hydra Bomb, Sheet Mask

Garnier Skin Active Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask

I’m a big fan of skincare. You can wear the most high end makeup in the world, but if you aren’t looking after your skin, then it just won’t apply and last as well as it could. Core to my skincare regime are masks. I usually have several kinds of masks in rotation depending on […]

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Virtuous skincare

Virtuous Skincare – Skin Repair Cream

Sometimes when I receive a product to review, it’s easy, I can put it on and tell pretty quickly whether I like it or not, whether it performs with other products and whether it’s worth the blunt. This product was a bit of a long game. Why? Because it claims that it’s a skin repair […]

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