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Award-winning Tauranga-based makeup artist, Lillybeth shares her best wedding makeup and beauty advice from an honest Kiwi perspective. Want personalised beauty help? Call for a free 15 minute phone consultation: +64 021 1501605

Skincare Solutions for Oily Skin

Now, I’m not promising long-term solutions to actually stop the cause of oily skin. Oil (also known by fancy people as sebum) is produced by healthy skin as a...

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What’s Involved in a Style and Colour Consultation?

Have you ever ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhhd’ in hesitation about whether a certain colour suited you…but had no guidelines to help you decide? You might have heard the...

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Mary Lambie Interview
April 02, 2018 by Lillybeth Melmoth In People 0 Comments

Back in 2011, when I heard Mary Lambie was speaking at a local women’s business event, I used the power of social networking site, LinkedIn, to contact her and...

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Hypocritical Beauty Product Marketing?
April 02, 2018 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Skin Care 0 Comments

Walking past the pharmacy in Tauranga Hospital, I was (rather easily) enticed off my path and into the store when I noticed the pretty stand of NATIO cosmetics. A...

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Avoid a Wedding Makeup Meltdown
April 02, 2018 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Weddings 0 Comments

If you’re considering using a makeup artist for a special event, such as your wedding (or a super-important ball, school reunion, special date, business...

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Become Your Own Beauty Expert – Part 5

This is the final post in a 5-part series. Missed the rest? Start at the beginning with part 1. No, this is not a feminist, ’empowerment’ message.  And...

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Become Your Own Beauty Expert – Part 2

This post is 2 in a 5-part series. Missed the rest? Start at the beginning with part 1. Now, I don’t like to dwell on the negative, but misleading information...

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Become Your Own Beauty Expert – Part 1
April 02, 2018 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Style 0 Comments

So you want to refresh your appearance and revamp your makeup?  Great! But think twice before relying on an online article or magazine for beauty product...

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Become Your Own Beauty Expert – Part 4

This post is 4 in a 5-part series. Missed the rest? Start at the beginning with part 1. Why are most makeup consultation a waste of time? Here’s why:...

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Is Black Mascara Really The Best?

Have you always worn black mascara?  Black seems to be the default choice of most women.  But is it right for you? Black mascara is great for those with naturally...

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The Biggest Cause of ‘Ugliness’

Worse than the hideousness of hand-made Christmas jumpers/sweaters like the ones above… The SUN, not AGE, is the biggest cause of ‘ugliness’ on the...

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Should I Get Eyelash Extensions For My Wedding?
February 02, 2018 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Uncategorized 0 Comments

Q. I’m thinking of getting eyelash extensions for my wedding. Do you do these? Should I have them applied the day of? A.There’s a difference between the...

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Why ‘Facials’ Are A Waste of Time
October 30, 2017 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Uncategorized 0 Comments

On facebook and wedding forums, I often see bride-to-be’s discussing their beauty routines before the big day, which often include them planning to book a series of...

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What is Vegan Makeup?

  What is Vegan Makeup & Fashion? When I was at Vegan Vibes last week I discovered vegan fashion and I met Lillybeth Melmoth who explains to me what vegan...

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How to Declutter Your Makeup

The last few months I’ve been decluttering with the loving email advice from FlyLady.net. She says clutter causes chaos and takes up precious ‘head space’. I reckon...

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Become Your Own Beauty Expert – Part 3

This post is 3 in a 5-part series. Missed the rest? Start at the beginning with part 1. In the previous post in this series, I explained the problem with most beauty...

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Who Will Be My Makeup Artist?

I never say I’m booked for your makeup myself, then send someone else on the day. Unlike some business horror stories you might have heard, if you book one of my...

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Tarnished Frocks and Divas + Lillybeth

Back in 2009 as a eager, new makeup artist, I hounded Denny at the Creative Tauranga office to involve me in the makeup backstage at Tarnished Frocks and Divas at...

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Brides, I Wrote You A Book!
September 10, 2016 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Weddings 0 Comments

Want some help to plan your New Zealand wedding? If you’re planning a wedding you might love my FREE WEDDING EBOOK and email mini-series.  I wrote it the eBook and...

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Should You Show Your Makeup Artist Inspiration Photos?
February 18, 2016 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Style, Weddings 0 Comments

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Introducing Lillybeth Hairstyling!
February 18, 2016 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Style, Weddings 0 Comments

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My Tauranga Colour Consultation Experience

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Planning a NZ Wedding From Overseas
February 18, 2016 by Lillybeth Melmoth In Weddings 0 Comments

Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look...

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