Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial ft. SOPH X Makeup Revolution

Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial ft. SOPH X Makeup Revolution

Hi everyone, 

I am currently in Malta for a little trip but on Sunday will fly back to Stirling. But I couldn’t miss my weekly blog post! And like I wrote, this week you got two blog posts and not just one!

So here is the second one of the week!

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It is all about a Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial using Soph X Makeup Revolution’s Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette.

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I love both products. The eyeshadow palette has a variety of colour choices and you can create so many looks out of it! It is only £10! That is such a great price! The packaging is so cute too however, the open it, it is such a hassle!!

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The shadows applies well, there is some fall out so if you prefer to not do your foundation before your eye makeup then do so! But I honestly don’t mind and you can brush off the fall out and just re apply some concealer. The shadows blend well and are so pigmented.  I used the shade fairy lights which is a shimmer shade all over my lid, and I dampened my brush to up the effect of that shadow and it worked out great!

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I also loved the highlighter palette that comes with a variety of highlight shades. They are so pigmented and you should definitely mix and match to brighten up that highlight!! The highlighter palette is £8. All in all I really loved using both palettes and think that they are worth the buy!!

Here is the makeup tutorial –

Here are the products I used in the makeup tutorial on the video!

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  • Essence Colour Correcting Liquid Concealer in Green
  • Benefit Porefessional Primer
  • Benefit Porefessional Pore Minimizing makeup
  • Too Faced Born This Way in Porecelain
  • Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral
  • Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder – Banana
  • Catrice Matt & Glow Powder & Wax
  • Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara
  • Makeup Revolution Soph X Ultra Eyeshadows Palette – 24 shades – Shades used – Peaches, Danger, Fairy Lights
  • Catrice Glam & Doll Super Black eyeliner
  • Catrice Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara
  • Essence volume Stylist lash extension mascara
  • Catrice Face Palette – Matt Contouring and Matt Powder
  • Makeup Revolution Soph X Highlighter Palette
  • Flormar Silky Matte Liquid Lipstick in Autumn Timber
  • Too Faced Hangover 3 in 1 Setting Spray

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I hope you enjoyed the makeup look. I really enjoyed creating it. It was my first cut crease attempt, I hope to get better. 

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

Happy Weekend!

xoxo

 

 

Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Scrub + Cleanser + Mask – Review

Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Scrub + Cleanser + Mask – Review

Hi everyone, 

I did write in my last blog post that I will be posting an extra blog post this week!! And here is that post!!

I was so excited to work again with Vichy Malta. If you haven’t read my previous 2 posts testing out two other products from Vichy, then you can check them out right here –

Today’s product that I will be sharing with you all, is the Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser + Scrub + Mask! Therefore, this product does all 3 things – Perfect no? 

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The Normaderm 3 in 1 Scrub + Cleaner + Mask claims to help the skin, it provides gentle skincare routine and relieves the skin from any oils and imperfections that we might have going on. The product has been tested on sensitive skin and it is a cleanser, scrub and mask with soothing properties. The Normaderm 3-in-1 has a clay like formula. It consists of purifying, anti-bacterial and keratolytic actions to keep imperfections at bay and leave your skin perfectly matte.

The Normaderm 3 IN 1 formula makes you choose how you want to use it.

Ways of using this product – 

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So you can use it as a mask and apply it once/twice a week depending on your skin type. Leave it on for 5 minutes then gently rinse away with warm water. Gently use circular motions to get that exfoliation going and gently exfoliate your skin.

Or you can use it as a cleanser/exfoliator and apply it once/twice a week, onto a damp face and rinsing it off with warm water. Additionally, as a scrub it helps with unclogging pores and gives the skin a smooth finish.

However you use Normaderm 3-in-1, be it as a mask/scrub/cleanser – it should only be used once/twice a week.

What do each of the formulas claim to do in the Normarderm 3-in-1 Cleanser + Scrub + Mask? 
1) Exfoliator: helps unclog pores. Cleans away excess oil and trapped dirt that lead to acne breakouts, prevents pimples and blackheads
2) Cleansing Cream: reduces sebum and impurities. Kills acne-causing bacteria without irritating the skin
3) Mask: Mattifies skin and clarifies complexion.

My thoughts … 

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So I was really excited from reading about the Normaderm 3-in-1 and seeing what it claims to do. I loved using it as a mask. I kept it on for a little over 5 minutes because it was so refreshing on my skin! Once I rinsed it off I saw my complexion had no shine whatsoever and the mask brightened my skin making it feel so fresh. It also decreased the effect of pores too!

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One week I also tried it as an exfoliator and I think I will use it more as an exfoliator to unclog my pores as right now this is what my skin is struggling with the most. However, if you are looking to feel relaxed and refreshed I highly recommend that you use it as a mask.

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After rinsing it off, my face looks clearer. Here is my natural skin look. 

I like the concept this product brings with it. The fact that this product can replace 3 of your skincare products is amazing!! It has definitely joined my skincare routine!

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It joined the Vichy Family !!

Have you guys ever tried this product or any other Vichy product? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

Thank you so much Vichy Malta. Remember that if you are from Malta and would like to purchase this product, you will find Vichy being sold at various local pharmacies. The Normaderm 3-n-1 Cleanser + Scrub + Mask costs €12.90.

Thank you so much for reading everyone, have a lovely week! 

Love Kezia

Xoxo

Catrice Cosmetics – Autumn/Winter 2017 – Review

Catrice Cosmetics – Autumn/Winter 2017 – Review

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing? It’s another Friday, so time for a new Blog post! Next week I should be posting 2 blog posts I hope!! So Stay Tuned!! 

 

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Today’s blog post is all about some NEW products from Catrice Cosmetics from their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. Unfortunately, I missed the launch party of these products but Pharma MT were so kind enough to keep me a goodie bag – so I would like to thank them and Catrice Malta!!

If you would like to stay up to date with Catrice cosmetics then like the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CATRICE.Malta/ and also if you live in Malta, you can find a number of Catrice stands at your local pharmacy. The one I have used the most was the one at the Health Shop at the University of Malta, if you are wondering.

Let us move on to the products!! 

You can watch my video right here of testing out the products –

Ever since I filmed this video I have used them some more. So here are more of my thoughts on the products.

Brown Collection Nail Polish

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The Catrice Nail Polishes have one of the best formulas of nail polish. I only need to apply one layer and the colour would be perfect. I love these two that I got in Shade 2 –Sophisticated Vogue and Shade 4 – Unmistakable Style.

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I used them together and I think they are two perfect shades for Autumn. They also lasted a week before chipping away.

Re-touch Brightening Concealer – 

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This is a Colour correcting concealer in lanvender.  It balances yellow skin patches and brightens dull skin. I use it for under my eyes and it gives me a more of a brightened look.

Do not apply too much as the more you apply the more it creases. But it settles nicely once you apply some powder. This also states that it should give you a moisturising effect that lasts for 18 hours however I am a bit skeptical about this.

Re-touch Anti-Dark Circle Concealer – 

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Again this states that is an 18hr moisturising product and again I do not quite agree with this. This anti-dark circle concealer comes in a yellow shade and it neutralises your dark panda looking eyes.

Again it works well and remember that you do not need to apply too much. What I can add is the packaging of both these concealers is the one were you twist the pen so the product comes out. I generally don’t like using products with this packaging, I prefer the ones that come with a sponge applicator.

Brow Palette Matt & Glow – Powder & Wax – Shade 10 – Now flASH Lights – 

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I love this brow products. Both the wax and powder worked great together. What I like doing is applying the wax first and then go over the empty pieces with the powder – and I found that the powder really filled in my brows well.

But what I like most about this product is that they have a glow shade with speckles of glitter to make your brows glow!! And the glitters really do transfer on your brows! Love!!

Glam & Doll Super black Eyeliner – 

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I always have mixed feelings about eyeliner pens but this one I have been reaching every time I need to apply eyeliner. I find that the pen makes for an easy application and the tip of it helps create a good lined look.

It is also very pigmented and it dries down so quickly!! And this is also waterproof.

Glam & Doll False lashes Mascara – 

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I love using this mascara to separate my lashes and lengthen them. But then I like going over my lashes with a volumising mascara to give my lashes more of a pop feeling!

Again this is waterproof and it doesn’t clump my lashes. The wand is perfect for separating them!

Professional Makeup techniques Face Palette –

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I LOVE this face palette. If you are just starting to build up your makeup collection I really recommend you getting this palette!! You have a contour shade, a bronzer shade, 2 blushes – one matt and one shimmery, you also get one cream highlight and one powder and then you get a matt cream and matt powder.

All of these products work out great. I especially love the highlights, and if you use them together they give you such a gorgeous glow!! I highly recommend this!!

Volumising Lip Balm – Shade 10 Beauty-full lips

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I love the packaging of this product. it is so pink and cute. It also comes in a mint scent and it just moisturises my lips nicely.

Metal Matt Liquid Lip Powder – Shade 30 Jenny From the Bronze

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Pair this product up with a matte liquid lipstick and apply it in the centre and you are good to go! I love this so much and you can use it on its own or else as I said on top of a matte lipstick. It really plumps your lips and gives you an additional glow!

Ultimate Matt Lipstick Shade 40 Dramatic Lilatic!

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This is such a gorgeous shade for the autumn/winter!! I love pairing this with the metal matt liquid lip powder, I think the two go great together!! It is a lovely matt shade on its own too and it lasts long.

Matt Lip Artist – 6hr shade 40 HibisKiss Proof

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I love this colour, would not technically call it an autumn/winter shade but I still like it! You can pair this up with a natural look and wear this and your makeup would pop!!

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The finished look from the video

Have you tried any of the products out? Or any other Catrice Cosmetics products? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading and HAPPY WEEKEND! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

First Impressions on 3INA – The Eyes Collection

First Impressions on 3INA – The Eyes Collection

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all doing great and you had an amazing Halloween. Time to start preparing for Christmas!!

Today’s blog post is all about 3INA’s The Eyes Collection. I would like to personally thank 3INA Malta and the Hudson Group Malta for these products!

If you are from Malta, remember you can visit one of the 3INA stores at – The Point, Sliema; The Pama Shopping Village, Valletta and in Qormi near Kiabi. 

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This is not the first time I wrote about 3INA, you can check out my previous videos and blog posts on 3INA right here –

Videos mentioning 3INA – 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnZQn… – First Impressions on 3INA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3u0j… – The Best Sellers Collection from 3INA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxWnG… – The UV Collection from 3INA

Blog posts mentioning 3INA –

https://kezziescorner.com/2017/10/13/… – The Best Sellers Collection from 3INA https://kezziescorner.com/2016/09/17/… – 3INA Makeup Review https://kezziescorner.com/2017/08/03/… – The UV Collection from 3INA

The Eyes Collection comes with a variety of products focusing simply on the eyes! There’s an eyebrow kit, eyeshadow palettes, eye gloss, gel eyeliner and even duo shadows. 

You can watch my video here where I create a makeup look showing all the products – 

Here is a little review on the products –

The Eyebrow Kit Shade 401

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This kit comes in 4 different shades. Mine was in the shade 401 which matched my brows really well. It costs €15.95 and you get a wax, powder, tweezers and two brushes. So I think for that price – you get your money’s worth.

I really love combining the wax with the powder. Both products filled in my brows well and provided with a smooth and easy application because I am horrible at doing my brows. I really love the tweezers the kit comes with, it really plucks my eyebrows well!

The Duo Eyeshadow Shade 607

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There are 12 different Duo Eyeshadows you can choose from. I got mine in the shade 607 and it comes in a mix of light and dark green. I love the light green shade, perfect for highlighting your inner corner as you see if you watch my video.

These cost €10.95 and I really think that if you are looking to create a fast makeup look before school or work, having a duo eyeshadow comes in handy!! You have your base and crease colour all in one.

The Eye Gloss Shade 503 –

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There are a total of 4 different shades of eye glosses. They cost €9.95 each. I never tried anything like this and was confused as to how I would apply it. I used my finger tips rather than the sponge that it comes with, when I applied it on my lids.

It states that you can either apply it on its own or else on top of eye shadow. I applied it on top of eye shadow and it felt sticky but blended nicely. But I still prefer using my powder shadows rather than eye glosses. Let’s keep the gloss for lip glosses on the lips.

The Eyeshadow Palette – 102

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You can choose from 4 different palettes that comes with six different shades. The palette that I got was Palette 102. It features a yellow, greens and purples. I love these colours together and I created a sort of colourful look as you saw from my video if you watched it.

The palette retails for €14.95 and I find that the powders really work well. They blended in nicely with each other, had a little fall out but that isn’t such a problem. Overall I liked this palette. And this is why I like 3INA so much, it’s because I get to go out of my comfort zone and use colours I wouldn’t usually choose.

The Gel Eyeliner Shade 801

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There are 4 different gel eyeliner shades and each retail at €9.95. I got mine in shade 801 which is a lovely dark brown shade. The formula of this gel eyeliner is a really good one, easy to apply, not patchy but pigmented all the way and doesn’t smudge or transfer.

I like trying out different gel eyeliner colours as I usually go for a black eyeliner.

And those were the products I tried from The Eyes Collection from 3INA.

Have you tried out any of these products from 3INA? Or any products from 3INA? Comment down below!! 

I really hoped you enjoyed reading!! Thank you so much for doing so!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Testing out Beauty Big Bang Makeup Products!!

Testing out Beauty Big Bang Makeup Products!!

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing? I am having a break from doing assignments and so here I am coming to you with a NEW blog post!! 

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Today’s blog post is all about some makeup products from BeautyBigBang! I would like to thank BeautyBigBang for giving me another opportunity to test out their products. And stay tuned as some time soon there will be another video/blog post testing out some new lipsticks!! So thank you BeautyBigBang!!

Make sure to visit their website which is full of makeup products from eyeshadows to lipsticks to makeup brushes!! They also sell other items such as nail products!!

All products are at a cheap price and I also have a Discount Code you guys can use!! Simply enter KEZZ10 at checkout!!

You could also check out BeautyBigBang’s social media right here –

I have already done one other video testing out some of their metallic liquid lipsticks, you can check that video out by CLICKING HERE. (And a blog post on those products is RIGHT HERE).

Today’s products are not only lipsticks but I tried out Mermaid Brushes and an eyeshadow palette. Here were my thoughts on the products –

The Mermaid Brushes 

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This is a set of 5 brushes, they retail for £5.34 and they look aesthetically so pretty! I love their unique shape and the bristles are soft and gentle! My favourite brush out of them all was the blending brush.

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I loved using that with the eyeshadows. The rest of the brushes are alright but I think I would simply prefer to just keep them on my vanity making it look even cuter with the brushes!!

The Eyeshadow Palette 

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This palette comes with 40 different shades and retails for £6.10 only!! I think this is an ideal palette for those makeup lovers who are just going to start using makeup – perfect for beginners. They are slightly powdery and you would think that they are pigmented but once you are blending them with the brush the shade is sort of brushed off and you have to continuously go back and forth with them.

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The eyeshadow look I created using this palette!

But hey at least you increase your blending skills!! I love the colour variety and with all of the shades you can create a number of different looks!! Also, there are 2 palettes you can choose from, I chose set 1 which is more natural whilst the other set has lots of colours!

The Matte Lipsticks 

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There are 10 different shades and they each retail for £3.35. There is a variety of lip colours that you can choose from – pinks, nudes. reds and purples. I got six shades of them and I absolutely love love the formula!

It is a matte formula and it just dries down so quickly!! It isn’t sticky or tacky and no problem is caused when trying to remove it! It also lasts long but obviously needs reapplication after eating! But I love this and I love the packaging they come in too!

Here are the swatches of the lipsticks – 

Shade 1

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Shade 2 

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Shade 4

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Shade 6

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Shade 8 

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Shade 10 

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Here is the video of my first impressions from trying out these products – I also create a makeup look with six lip choices!!

Have you guys ever tried out these products or any other products from BeautyBigBang? Let me know in the comments down below!!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post!! Thank you so much for doing so!! 

Happy weekend & Happy Halloween!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

Unboxing – Beauty Plait – October 2017

Unboxing – Beauty Plait – October 2017

Hi everyone,

Hope you all are doing great. Today is such a lovely day in Stirling, I couldn’t help but sit down at my desk and write a blog post.

I am so excited to share with you all Malta’s very first Beauty Subscription Box thanks to Plait. Plait is a subscription box website which have 5 different boxes ranging from Maltese food, snacks, beer, wine and now even makeup!

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What’s exciting is that because most of the other subscription bags worldwide don’t ship to Malta, but we finally have our very own beauty box called Beauty Plait. Now, the Beauty Plait doesn’t ship internationally, however the rest of the boxes do.

You can choose from 3 different subscription types:

  • Month subscription – €21
  • 3 months subscription – €19
  • 6 months subscription – €17

What does the Beauty Plait box consist of? 

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The beauty box comes with 5 products, not sample sizes but full size products and is worth over €40!! I also liked how the box came with a quote that said, “Happy girls are the prettiest”, from Audrey Hepburn.

Now the November box is already SOLD OUT but you can order the next box, which is the December box on November 1st 2017.

And you can order it right here – https://plait.com.mt/beautyplait/?rf=?748dv90d

You can also follow Plait on their Social media to know more about them and their boxes:

I would like to THANK Plait for giving me the opportunity to review the Beauty Plait!! Thank you so much!! 

Now I will write about the products that were in the October box and my thoughts on the products. You can also watch my video right here of trying the products out for the first time too – 

The products that were found in the October box were:

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TEOXANE Advanced Perfecting Shield

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This is quite a high quality kind of product, sold at a high price. It has SPF 30 which I love because Malta needs that SPF to protect us against UV rays!! It is a tinted face cream that you can apply alone or before applying foundation. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and peptides which helps our skin. It states that it should create a smooth, radiant base for makeup.

My Thoughts – 

I found the product to leave my skin with a glow. I loved the way it made my skin feel. I like wearing it on its own but I also like wearing it alongside foundation and a full face of makeup. It creates a nice base for when you apply the rest of your makeup!

Milkshake Whipped Cream Leave in Foam

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I love Milkshake products mostly because of that amazing vanilla scents they come in!! This leave in foam conditioner contains milk, wheat germ and casein proteins that help strengthen the hair whilst detangling agents help in adding smoothness and shine.

My Thoughts – 

This product has been added to my Hair Routine. I just love applying it to my ends of my damp hair after a shower. And then I style it by making it wavier. It just leaves my hair feeling soft and shiny!

EVAGARDEN Glaring Eye shadow – Shade 261

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This is a powder eye shadow that leaves us with a pearled and ‘metallized’ effect. It is also long lasting as well.

My Thoughts – 

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The finished eye look.

Shade 261 is a gorgeous metallic dark brown with speckles of glitter. I loved applying it as my shade in the outer corner to finish off my brown smokey eye makeup look. I found the shadow to blend well and it was not at all powdery.

Pupa Diva’s Lashes Mascara Maxi Volume

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This mascara states to have a volumising effect and creates “defined, sculpted and perfectly combed eyelashes.” It thickens lashes without adding weight.

My Thoughts

I loved how the mascara applied and it separated my lashes well. It did not transfer on my lids and simply lengthened my lashes. I did not find it to create that much volume, in my opinion it is more of a lengthening mascara rather than a volumising one.

Mac Dazzleglass – Shade – Get Rich Quick

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I love the name of this gloss! This gloss contains “large particle pearls that reflect and refract light to mimic the brilliance of quartz and opal crystals.” It provides us with shine and states to apply smoothly and is a non-sticky, non-tacky, lightweight and moisturising formula. You can wear alone, or layer over lipstick or lipglass for dramatic effect.

My Thoughts –

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The finished look with the Dazzleglass 

I was so excited for this product but I was disappointed with it. It states that it should have a vanilla scent yet I do not smell one. It is a little sticky and not moisturising on the lips but what I was mostly disappointed was that it wasn’t as pigmented as I hoped it would be. This product didn’t dazzle me at all. However, I preferred using it on a lipstick rather than on its own.

So those were my thoughts on this month’s Beauty Plait. Was it a hit?

I think so – I loved 4/5 of the products – so of course it is a hit! My most fave products out of them all had to be the Milkshake Leave in Foam Conditioner and the EVAGARDEN Glaring Eye Shadow – I was so impressed by them!!

I cannot wait to see what the next box will bring in Beauty Plait!!

Have you guys tried the Beauty Plait? If that’s a yes, what did you think of the products? If that was a no, will you subscribe for the next box? Comment down below!!

Again, I would like to THANK Plait!! 

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

3INA – The Best Sellers Collection – Review

3INA – The Best Sellers Collection – Review

Hi Everyone, 

Hope everyone is doing great!

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Today’s blog post is all about 3INA and three products from their Best Sellers Collection.  I would like to thank 3INA Malta and Hudson Group Malta for giving me another opportunity to test out these products. Stay tuned as I will be reviewing another collection of theirs in the coming weeks!!

Here is the video of me testing them out – 

Now, I will give a review of how they tested out once I used them a number of times after filming the video.

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The Cream Eyeshadow in Shade 313

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I have tried out two other cream eyeshadows from 3INA but I think this one in shade 313 is the one I preferred the most. It was easy to work with, having applied it all over my lid, it wasn’t patchy and blended in nicely with the other shades!

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I found it long wearing and it wasn’t cracking. I just love the colour, and once you pair it with a red lip and use it alongside a brown smokey eye – I think you’ll be all set with a Christmas makeup look!!

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The Highlighter in Shade 201 – 

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This is such a radiant and shimmery highlighter. Yes, it doesn’t give you that, “Oh my gosh, what a highlight look!” But I like quite natural looking highlights and this is perfect in keeping your makeup natural yet it adds a gentle glow!

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I also used it for my inner corner highlight to add a pop of highlight to my eyes. Simply applying it with your little finger will do the trick!! (I forgot my pointed brush at home back in Malta so yeah…)

The Longwear Lipstick Shade 505

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This shade is just a lovely dark pink perfect for the autumn months! The longwear lipstick formula, “is designed for those who love the application of a lip gloss but want the colour payoff of a longwear lipstick.” 

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It isn’t patchy and at first you think it’s glossy but then it dries down to an opaque matte lipstick. It lasts longs and its applicator is made for an easy application.

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The Finished Look
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The Finished Look

Have you guys tried out these products or any other products from 3INA? Comment down below.

Thank you so much for reading!! And thank you once again to 3INA!

Love Kezia

xoxo