CLOSED: WIN: with Maybelline New York NYFW

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Maybelline New York is excited to present the latest look created by our make-up artists straight from the runway of Mara Hoffman – at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015.

The collection was a celebration of “sunrisers.” Tribal shades, serene colors and intrinsic patterns took centre stage.

To create the Mara Hoffman look at home, use the Eye Studio Master Shape Brow Pencil ($18.99) to get a soft and natural brow definition. Compliment the brow by applying Maybelline New York Expert Wear Quads ($15.99) across the upper lash line to create the “shadow line” and complete with Great Lash Mascara ($19.99) to open up the lids.

To celebrate Maybelline New York as the official make-up sponsor of NYFW, you have the chance to win some of these gorgeous MNY treats for yourself!

Valued at over $50, this tiny but mighty arsenal is exactly everything you need and nothing you don’t. I’ve loved playing around with this palette for both day and night looks, and the brow pencil is just the perfect finishing touch.

To enter, simply fill out your details below and answer the question “what was the very first product that inspired Maybelline just over 100 years ago?”

Each correct entry will go into the draw to win 1 Volum’Express Big Eyes Mascara in Very Black, 1 Eye Studio Master Shape Brow Pencil in Deep Brown and 1 Maybelline New York Expert Wear Quads in Charcoal Smokes.


Soft-and-Smokey-Product-Image  1. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, 2. Eye Studio Master Shape Brow Pencil, 3. Maybelline New York Expert Wear Quads


Weekend Tunes: Sango

This is so, so good. And available via their Soundcloud as a free download. Because giving is pretty great.

This is called Pôr Do Sol Parte 2

Happy weekend x

Jessica’s Style: Light & Bright


With Summer peeking around the corner, it’s a nice time to update your look with some light, bright shades. Be it with some sandals, a blouse or a handbag. It’s not quite hot enough to lose the jacket, but maybe choose a light tan instead of black.

I love having light coloured nails (6) with some lighter accessories. Why not pair this statement necklace (2) over a plain white tee, jeans and some heels (13) to look put together but not overdone.

Hope you’re having a lovely week!

1. Layered crystal necklaces 2. Tribal inspired statement chain necklace 3. Nude bomber jacket 4. 6KS Geometric Sweater 5. Look from Ellen Claesson 6. Nailmatic polish in ‘Nana’ 7. Polished look from le Fashion blog 8. Great look from A House In The Hills blog 9. A potentially perfect waterfall jacket 10. Superb nude/black heels from Killing Heels tumblr 11. Great Summer sandals 12. The Horse watch in silver/tan 13. Look from Camille Over The Rainbow blog. 

Weekend Tunes: Lion Babe


You know when you find something and it makes you want to jump out of your chair and kiss your computer screen? Well yip, that’s (almost) what I did when I discovered Lionbabe. With a hand clapping, soulful sound, reminiscent of Erykah Badu with a dash of Kelis. I like it, I like it a lot.

Image kindly borrowed from here.

CLOSED: WIN: Linden Leaves

Linden Leaves Comp Image Linden Leaves are a New Zealand skin/haircare range that was founded in Christchurch, they are all about quality ingredients that make cruelty-free, luxurious products that you can use every day. And you could win some to try for yourself!

This delicious looking prize-pack contains a Moisture Replenishing Masque, a travel size Rosemary & Cypress Shampoo and Balm Mint & Tangerine Conditioner. If you would like to win, simply enter below!

Competition open to New Zealand residents only, winner chosen at random. Competition closes on Sunday 5th October at 5pm.

This competition has now closed.


Weekend Tunes: Banks

banks I stumbled across Banks a few weeks ago (as you do) and it’s been pretty much been in my headphones non-stop. She is from LA in the States and you can buy her album here (which you should). Also, how amazing is the typography she’s used for her name?! Love. It.

Here’s two of her tracks that I love (another ‘Fuck Em Only We Know’ I couldn’t find on Soundcloud but go listen to that too).

Happy weekend!

Love Your Mug

Theres nothing I quite like more than having my own mug on my desk during the day! I’ve started a new contract this week, and I’ll definitely be taking my Meadowlark for SPCA mug into the office for my coffee.

Here are some of my favourite vessels.

Clockwise from top left: Stay Focussed mug from Click & Blossom, Madame mug from Crushes at The Bread & Butter Letter, Best Job In The World mug from Click & Blossom, Love Cats mug by Meadowlark for SPCA New Zealand.

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