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Face of the Day with Bourjois

Bourjois is one of the oldest cosmetics houses, being founded in 1863 in France. It may have taken over 150 years but Bourjois is finally in New Zealand! I went to an event recently where we got to try a lot of their products, and learn more about the brand. I actually already had bought some Bourjois products, and received some for my birthday from a friend overseas, but I’m really glad that they’re in New Zealand now. I did a full face of makeup using exclusively Bourjois products, and here it is!

Nude by Nature Pressed Mineral Cover

The Nude by Nature have long been known for their loose mineral foundation, and it’s a product which I have used and liked. However, one thing I don’t like about loose powder foundations is that they can be incredibly messy to apply, and I undoubtedly end up with some down my front which is not so glamourous. Nude by Nature have added the Pressed Mineral Cover foundation to their range, and I was sent one to review. Unfortunately, the shade wasn’t right to me, so I gave it to my mum to try, and share her thoughts.

Za Perfect Foundation Set

Today I’m excited to be sharing with you the Za Perfect Foundation Set that is out in New Zealand for March. The Za Perfect Foundation Set includes Za Total Hydration BB Cream, Perfect Fit Two Way foundation refill, as well as a Perfect Fit foundation case. This is normally a value of $50 but this month it is available for only $29. The lovely people at Za NZ have sent me one of these sets and I’ve given it a try, and have photos to show you how well it worked for me.

Essence Cosmetics – now in New Zealand!

I’m very excited that Essence Cosmetics are now available in New Zealand! Essence is a European brand that I have bought from in Australia, but now they’ve made it to our shores. Essence has launched in New Zealand, and as part of that I was sent a number of their products to use *gleeful smile*. I tell you, being a beauty blogger is like it’s permanently Christmas. In this post I’ll be reviewing some of their face, lip, and eye products – spoiler alert, I like them a lot.