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Cassandra Thompson
Art, architecture, beauty, design
Art, architecture, beauty, design

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It is hard to believe that my blog is 4 years old today and this will be my 892nd blog post (WTF!) My little blog baby is growing up, and wow the time has gone quickly. When I started this I had no idea what it would become, obviously I had big dreams and i...

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Get Red Carpet/Ball Ready with ghd
With ball/formal season underway in New Zealand, it can always be a stressful time for us ladies trying to decide what to wear, how do we want our hair, do we go for a dark lip or nude... and it goes on! I remember my school formals and dances were always s...

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ESSIE | Winter Collection - Review + Swatches
A quick search of 'essie' on my blog and you will get dozens on dozens of posts featuring my favourite nail polish brand. Each season they bring out a range of six new shades, and the latest Winter Collection* has got some beautiful new colours in it.  I am...

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New Zealand is well into the thick of winter now, we've got snow warnings in the South Island and typical Aucklander's are complaining about the 'cold' (I am one of these people so don't take offense to that!) It is definitely a stark difference to the heat...

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ESSENCE COSMETICS | New Launches - My Must Have Shadows, Concealer Palette + More
By now I think you will be aware that I love a lot of products from Essence Cosmetics. They are one of the most affordable brands you can get (in NZ at least) and is now readily available at many Farmers across the country. They always come out with super f...

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EMPTIES | June '17 - Maybelline, Hask, Olay, Garnier + More
I've had months and months of huge empties post, but finally, the June roundup is a little less crazy. I am sure that my July Empties will be a biggish one (I did a massive clear out of old makeup and beauty bits). This bunch of products have pretty much be...

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BRONX COLORS | Burlesque + Angel Dust Eyeshadow Palettes - Review + Swatches
If you are a blogger, I am sure you are well aware of posts getting lost in your drafts. Well, that is exactly what happened with this one! I had the photos already for YONKS now but just haven't gotten around to putting words to screen about these two affo...

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MOST LOVED | June '17 - Kevyn Aucoin, Jordana, Essence + xoBeauty
June literally passed by in a flash, at the time it seemed to drag on but now looking back I can't help but think where did the month go? The majority of my June was spent down in Christchurch for my job. CHCH is my hometown so it was nice to be down there ...

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COLOURPOP | Haul - Swatches + First Impressions
I think I have done pretty well resisting the endless stream of beautiful new product releases and deals from Colourpop of late. But one thing that is always going to get me is the free international shipping offer with no minimum spend, it's safe to say I ...

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BH COSMETICS | Shaaanxo 18 Color Eyeshadow + Lipstick Palette - Review + Swatches
So what happens when you pair a big beauty brand with super affordable products, with one of the top beauty YouTubers? A bloody amazing palette, that's what! Shaaanxo or Shannon Harris from here in NZ teamed up with BH Cosmetics last year to make the Shaaan...
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