5 NZ Natural Beauty Brands :: Review

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

1. Bees Brilliance

Skin Brightening Moisturising Cream | 30g | $40
This cream is soft and light, perfect for any skin type. It is used to help improve skin radiance and it provides a wonderful scent. Ingredients include: Bee Venom, Manuka Honey and Kiwifruit Seed Oil.
Skin Brightening Corrective Serum | 30g | $59
Just like the moisturising cream, this serum also provides a fresh and natural smell. I had three noticeably dry patches on my skin and I used this serum to help replenish it. It is perfect for blotchy, hyper pigmented or sun damaged skin. Ingredients include: Mamaku Black Fern, Manuka Honey and Bee Venom.

2. Oo la la Oils

Pacific Pamper Oil and Salt Scrub | 200g | $20
First things first - these salt scrubs smell absolutely divine. Just as other exfoliants lift away dead skin cells, this scrub also contains Tamanu oil which helps to heal and aid skin conditions. I have dry skin so this is perfect for me. It left my skin feeling silky smooth. Ingredients include: Coconut oil, Macadamia Nut oil, Argan oil, Safflower oil, Sweet Almond oil, Pomegranate oil, Olive oil, Papaya oil, and Coconut Lime fragrance oil.
Sweetly Strawberry Oil and Salt Scrub | 150g | $15
This salt scrub does exactly the same as the above but has a delicious strawberry scent. Ingredients contain: Strawberry oil, Coconut oil, Argan oil, Jojoba oil, Safflower oil, Sweet Almond oil, Avocado oil, Olive oil and salt.
Luxurious Skin Body Glaze | $25
This oil is perfect for applying to your skin to make it soft and remove dryness. Moreso I like to put it in my hair as it has got all the essential oils to strengthen, repair and add shine to my hair. Ingredients include: Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Patchouli oil, Jojoba oil, Safflower oil, Sweet Almond oil, Avocado oil, Olive oil, Papaya oil, Green Aplle fragrance oil and salt.

3. Skin Clinic

Skin Vitamin Cream | 100g | $27
Helps to aid and strengthen dry skin. This cream is good for regenerating skin tissue. It's hypoallergenic and Paraben free and contains a great deal of Vitamin E.
Watercreme | 200g | $9.50
This skin clinic range is very affordable, with this cleanser and moisturiser, it is soap free and doesn't contain all of the nasties. If you get fungal infections or rash-like eczema skin, this is perfect for you as it contains an extra barrier against infections.
Vitamin B-5 Cream | 100g | $22
This cream is best for those who get very sensitive and bruised skin such as myself. It also helps soothe and strengthen against sunburn. These products are used in hospitals and medical centres throughout New Zealand.

4. Divine Wonders

Wonder Hydrating Cleanser | 100g | $21
This moisturiser is nice and thick so you don't need much of it - has a beautiful scent and is very soft on the skin - suitable for all skin types. Main ingredients include: Argan Oil, Jojoba Seed oil and Macadamia seed oil.
Wonder Snail Treatment Cream | 100g | $40
I gave these products for my mum to try as I knew she would make better use out of them - this helps to restore and replenish your skin so it looks nourished and young-looking.
Wonder Collagen Firming Cream | 100g | $35
Again I gave this product to my mum - this helps to reduce signs of ageing and fatigue. It spreads nicely, you don't have to use to much of it and the scent is fresh and light.

5. World Organics c/o Mary-Anne Gillies

Everyday Toner | 100ml | $43
This toner is fresh with a relaxing fragrance. Perfect for applying at night before moisturiser.
Everyday Face Wash | 80ml | $41
The same fragrance as the previous one, it leaves your face feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Luminous Foundation | 30ml | $56
Light and easy to apply. Perfect for my dry skin complexion also.
Sable Eyeshadow | 4g | $34
This colour eyeshadow is warm, dark and perfect for creating a smokey eye look.
Lipstick - Harvest Moon, & Galaxy | 4.3g | $34
Two of my all-time favourite lipstick colours, Harvest Moon is a beautifully bright orange colour whereas Galaxy is a deep plum. These lipsticks are soft and glide on nice and thick to get an all over lip coverage.

About a month or so ago, I attended the Women's Lifestyle Expo which was held at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. I loved getting to introduce myself and talk to the wonderful ladies from these different NZ natural beauty brands. Definitely head to their websites to find out more information of what cleansers/moisturisers, scrubs and makeup work best for you.



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hi all,

I am very excited to announce my new role as Personal Assistant to the Founder of GoodieBox. GoodieBox is a creative business that lets you pick a subscription from as little as $29 a month and delivers 4-5 beauty products (NZ and international brands) to your door each month. It is also so much more than that, but I'll let you tune into my work adventures along the way. I am looking forward to reaching out to like minded people through communications with GoodieBox and also with my personal blog.


Birthday Wishlist

Sunday, June 5, 2016

1. Passage Cape Collection / Black from Moochi | $299.99
2. Chanel Coco Noir by Chanel | $200.00
3. Alluring Small Brilliant Cut Ring by Pandora | $89.00
4. Infinite Love Ring Band by Pandora | $59.00
5. Some Secret Place / Black by Status Anxiety | $319.00
6. Laurel Wreath Silver Ring by Pandora | $79.00
7. Macrame Plant Hangers / Shop Etsy | $32.26
8. Adena Rib Sleeve Assym Coat from Decjuba | $229.95
9. Giorgia Armani GA 789 Round Glasses by Armani | $250-$500
10. I love gift vouchers for tattoos, clothes, music etc

It's my birthday month, June the 29th. Yes I'm a cancer baby!
Looking forward to turning 26 and spending some good quality time with close friends and family.



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Shorts and Top c/o Charlotte Lane Clothing, Coat c/o Decjuba

It's Autumn, or as some like to call it fall, here in New Zealand. I love the feeling of walking to work in the morning with orange/yellow and brown crisp leaves surrounding the streets. It's such a beautiful season. To be honest, I cannot wait for winter, I love the fashion, layering, blankets, movies, hot drinks and snacks.

What's your favourite season?


Life after graduation

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Top + Bottom: Chim Choo Ree, Middle row: Duck Island

Hi all,

Just wanted to fill you in on what I've been investing my time in lately. I got a part-time job at a quirky and fun restaurant in Hamilton called Chim Choo Ree. I swap between working here and their little icecream joint, Duck Island.

It's been really great, as I'm also working part-time growing and marketing my brand/blog, Be My Light.

So there you have it, this is currently my life as I know it.



Sunday, April 24, 2016

I made it, I've finally graduated! This is my third graduation but my first undergraduate degree. I completed a Certificate in Airline, Tourism and Travel when I left high school at 17 years old. Then worked for a few NGO's before studying a Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management.

This Bachelor of Social Sciences degree took me three and a half years, and it has been a hard journey along the way. I dropped out of the second semester of my second year at The University of Auckland due to mental health issues. There was something settling about moving back to Hamilton and being closer to my family.

I want to thank all of you - you know who you are - who championed me, pushed me, cried with me, studied with me, and most importantly loved me through it all.

Here's to the future, I hope it will be as bright and as prosperous as I dream it to be.


Home Sweet Home

Monday, March 7, 2016


Two of my best mates (Petraa, Alex) and I moved into a cute little villa near the heart of the city, a good 5 minutes walk to Hamilton Central. We moved into this humble abode at the start of February. Seeing as I left for Melbourne a short few days after moving in, we celebrated our flatwarming last Saturday with some good quality people.

Hope you love it as much as we do.