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

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

 

 

 

Testing Out NEW Golden Rose Makeup Products

Hi everyone, 

How’s it going? Here is my first ever video taken in my new little room back in Scotland. How am I adjusting you might say? Well, not bad actually. I am loving the greenery, the fresh air and well maybe not the weather but all in all, I am doing ok!

Today’s blog post is all about some new GOLDEN ROSE products that were gifted to me from Beauty Cosmos Malta which is a cute shop filled with a variety of Golden Rose makeup products in Fgura. Definitely give it a visit if you would like to try out some of these products.

The products mentioned were – 

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CC Cream Color Correcting Primer in Violet and Yellow – €14.75

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The yellow primer is for correcting and neutralising purple/blue tones and correcting any redness on your skin. It prepares your base for a flawless makeup application.  I personally love this over the Violet one as my skin has quite a bit of redness going to it!

The violet primer neutralises dull yellow undertones and it’s good for medium skin tones and again prepares the base for a flawless makeup application.

Both primers help in smoothing, evening and brightening skin tones and hiding dullness and dark spots. I think they do a perfect job in hiding any imperfections you have got going on also.

They contain a Pure Moisturiser Complex and Vitamin E. They also have SPF 30 which is perfect for your skin and no parabens are added. They can be used alone or under foundation. 

Contour Kabuki Brush €11.00

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The brush is designed in the shape of a S shape and that means it is perfect to sculpt and contour with. It helped me quite a bit as I am no master of the contour technique.

It blended out the shades perfectly and the shape helps me figure out where is it that I need to place my contour!

Stylist Duo Liner 2 in 1 Eyeliner Pen €8.50

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This eyeliner pen has two tips that allow for the perfect liner look! Both sides are pigmented and are deep black. The pen is said to be smudge proof and made up of a longwear liquid formula.

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I have used this pen with both sides multiple times and I love it! It lasts all day and just glides on so smoothly. It has a semi-matte finish and it is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamins.

Both the tips allow for the perfect liner look.

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The thin tip in the Tulip Shape is made of a flexible felt-tip in the shape of a tulip and it allows for an easy application.

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The ball tip which has a round shape is a flexible felt tip in the shape of a ball and this shape allows for an easy classic eyeliner look, perfect for beginners.

I first use the Thin Tip and then go over it with the ball tip to finalise my look and to make sure that the line is straight.

Smokey Lashes Mascara – Defining Volume and Intensely Black €7.50

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This mascara is said to add volume and fullness to the lashes. However, I believe that it lengthens them mostly and separates them ever so evenly.

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It is smudge proof and has a quick dry formula with a unique soft fiber brush.

Soft Kiss Lip Marker Flocky Tip  – Kiss Proof and smudge proof with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera – Shade 01, 05 – €8.50

I love how most of these products have vitamins and Aloe Vera!! Now I must say that I am not a fan of lip markers in general. These ones provide us with a lip stain that when applied feels so refreshing on the lips and lasts so long. I love shade 05, it has a such a cute rich red shade!

What I also like about these is that you could use these lip markers before applying regular lipsticks or lipglosses to make them last longer!

Matte Lip Crayon Shade 23 and 25 – €6.25

I love these matte lip crayons. They are so easy and creamy to apply. Shade 23 is such a gorgeous red shade, perfect for the Christmas time!

I really recommend these if you are like me and love matte lipsticks!

Have you ever tried any of these products? Comment down below!!

I would like to thank Beauty Cosmos Malta once again for these products!!!

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

Flormar Makeup Haul

Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all doing great!! I cannot believe that KezziesCorner has been going on for 2 years now!! Thank you to everyone who has supported my blog and my Youtube channel. Without you all, KezziesCorner wouldn’t be here today!! So THANK YOU!!

This year is a slight challenge for me, as I am embarking with my studies in a Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Stirling! The challenge is, that I had to move away from home as the psychology system in Malta is not the best and abroad have finer qualifications than in Malta anyways!! So I am excited, scared and anxious haha about the year ahead, but KezziesCorner will still be regular!

Today’s blog post is all about a makeup haul of products from a brand called Flormar.

In Malta, I love how the makeup community is growing!! More brands are coming along and we even have our first BEAUTY BOX COMING SOON thanks to Plait!! So excited!! Yes, even though I am not in Malta, I am still going to keep myself updated with the makeup gossip happening there!!

Anyways here is the Flormar Makeup Haul video – 

Anywho’s here were the products I mentioned in the video and what I bought – 

With my purchase I also got these free sunglasses that I absolutely loved wearing!!

Flormar Round Cotton Pads €1.95

What can I say, I needed some cotton pads. I found these to be of good quality and were inexpensive.

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Flormar Makeup Remover Wipes – €3.95

I found these to be soft and gentle on my skin. They removed my makeup easily and even my eyeliner and mascara were wiped away.

Flormar Tropical Sun Bronzing Powder – Shade – Maldives – €11.95

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I love this bronzer, I think it is one of those essential bronzers one should carry for Summer. I found that it blended well on my skin and just created a natural, not so harsh bronzed look.

Flormar CC Cream in CC02 – Neutralises the redness like pimples, rashes, blotches to give a natural look – €11.95

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I love this CC cream and it really does conceal the redness that you might be having on your skin. I really recommend this product.

Flormar Dramatic Volume Mascara – €11.95

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I got this with me to Scotland and simply love using it. Yes it has a higher price then I usually spend on mascaras but I think that it is worth it! It just separates my lashes nicely and volumises them too!

Flormar New Age Matte Liquid Lipstick – in Carnation Red and Pretty Plum – €3.95

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These Matte liquid lipsticks aren’t my favourite formula. From the two shades I love the Carnation Red one I think it just has a lovely gorgeous red shade!

Flormar Silky Matte Liquid Lipstick in Autumn Timber and Claret Red – €6.95

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I love the formula of these lipsticks, they aren’t drying and last so long. They come in a variety of shades and Autumn Timber is my all new favourite shade for this season!

Flormar HD Invisible Cover Foundation – in Ivory – €12.95

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I love love love this foundation. It isn’t heavy nor caky just sits nicely on the skin. It is a very medium sort of coverage but it is buildable. What’s bad is that it comes in a glass bottle so I wasn’t able to bring it with me to Scotland, I miss it so much!!

Have you ever bought anything from Flormar? Comment down below and tell me what you recently bought or what products you have from Flormar!! 

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

One Brand Makeup Look – Essence

Hi everyone, 

If you have been following my Facebook page, you would know that I am currently collaborating with 4 other Maltese bloggers in the #endofsummercollab.

Be sure to check out the other 4 Blogger‘s websites and support them!!

Pocalocca Makeup Artist 

Attaire 

Distorted Priorities 

Every Beauty Addict’s Bible 

We are each sharing a blog post every day for this week and we are also hosting a giveaway where a person will win the Naked Heat Palette from Urban Decay!!! Visit my FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.

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My blog post is all about Essence. I created this look using ONLY ESSENCE products. Ever since I started buying makeup, the first brand I ever bought from was Essence. Yes it was the cheapest and the only brand I could afford back when I was 15 and I started playing around with makeup!!

Here are the products used –

Essence Instant Makeup Foundation

This foundation claims to last for 18 hours, it is said to be super long lasting and contains mineral powder. It is a matt foundation and mine is in the shade 10 matt ivory.

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Do I think that it lasts all day? No, but I like the formula of it and I love using it as my foundation for my ‘school makeup looks’.

Essence Colour Correcting Liquid Concealer

I got all three shades and each shade has a different purpose.

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Green- neutralises redness

Pink – visibly brightens tired looking skin – gives you a ‘wake up effect’

Yellow – conceals dark circles

For this look I only used the Yellow Shade. As you can see from the photo it did crease a little and make sure to not use a lot of the product.

Essence 2 in 1 Highlighting and Contouring Stick for lighter skin in shade 10 blondie

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I am no expert when it comes to contouring, so I have no idea if I did it right. What I can tell you is that it blended nicely into my skin. The highlight shade of it was not visible, but the contour shade I liked.

Essence All about matt! Fixing compact powder

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I love this powder and this is one powder I have heard a lot about! I love using it to set my under eye concealer and I only apply a little to set the rest of my face. I like matte finishes although now I am kind of wanting more of that glow-y skin. But my skin has a lot of imperfections and am still working on how I could possibly get the glow-y effect.

Essence Make me Brow Duo Eyebrow Powder

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I loved this eye brow powder to fill in my brows. It is so natural and so easy to use. Gently tap an eyebrow brush into the product and fill in your brows. There are two shades and what I do is I apply the lighter shade in the inner part of my brow whilst the outer part I use the darker shade.

Essence make me brow eyebrow gel mascara

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I love using this brow gel to set my brows. I don’t have anything else to say about this apart from saying how much I love this product!

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Essence The Cushion Eyeliner

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This replaced the gel eyeliner I used to use also from Essence. I love using this eyeliner to create a cat eye or a simple lined look as in the case of today’s look. It is just so pigmented, it doesn’t smudge or transfer and is so easy to apply!

Essence Volume Stylist 18 hr Curl and Hold Mascara with Micro Styling Waxes

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If you don’t already know, I LOVE Essence mascaras and this has been a new favourite of mine to replace the Lash Princess. And you guys know how much I and everyone else loved that mascara! This one has micro styling waxes which elongate the lashes more, gives them more volume and separates them so well!

Essence Luminous Matt Bronzing Powder for lighter skin in shade 01 Sunshine

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This is just a lovely and natural bronzer. I don’t know if it picked up on camera but it just isn’t too heavy and perfect for an everyday makeup look.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter shade 10 Be my highlight

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I love this highlight and I got to know about this from Kathleen Lights. Again it doesn’t pick that much on camera but it is a gorgeous natural looking highlight!

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Essence Matt Matt Matt lipstick in shade 06 Kiss me if you can

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I love this lipstick brand, I think it is one of the best lipstick ranges that they have out of all the Essence Lipsticks. It lasts all day, it isn’t drying and it is so pigmented! There are so many colours to choose from, so I am sure that you will definitely find a shade for you!

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And that was my take on a one brand makeup look. Don’t forget to check out my FACEBOOK PAGE to enter our #endofsummercollab GIVEAWAY!! 

I really hope you enjoyed reading this!! 

Have you ever tried any of these Essence products? Comment down below if you have!! 

Thank you for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

Testing out NEW Max Factor Products

Hi everyone, 

Long time no see! I know I apologise for my lack of posts however, if you saw my latest vlog on my Youtube Channel you would know that I embarked on a new adventure. I will tell you more about it once I feel more settled.

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Anyways, today’s blog post is about MAX FACTOR and three of their products!! I would like to thank Max Factor Malta and Vj Salomone Marketing for the products, I truly appreciate this lovely opportunity once again!

I have done a previous blog post, testing out some other new Max Factor products, if you want to have a look at that you can do so by CLICKING HERE.

You can watch me applying the products for the first time right here –

The three products are the following – 

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Max Factor Eyefinity Smoky Eye Pencil in Persian Blue and Radiant Silver

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This Eyefinity pencil is really pigmented! I find that you can easily create a look within five minutes and add a pop of colour to your eyes! I also think that the Persian Blue and Radiant Silver Shade contrast perfectly together!

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The eye pencil is very easy to use and it just glides on nicely on the eyes, even on my waterline. It also includes a water resistant formulation and this also helps as it lasts all day!

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Max Factor Creme Bronzer in Shade 10 Bronze

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I was so excited to try out this product! This just helped in creating a natural and sun-kissed glow to my look. It has a “unique formula” with its baked minerals and is easy to blend into the skin. It just has such a creamy and soft formula.

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It also includes Micro-Fine pigments and Multi-Tonal shades which help in adding to that sun-kissed glow!

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I do notice however, that when using powder products with hints of glitter in them, they tend to highlight my pores and imperfections on my skin. Therefore, when using this product I go in with a light hand, to make sure that I do not use a large amount of this product. I guess using a little bit of the product will go a long way!
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lacquer Lip Gloss in Indulgent Coral

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I love the packaging of this product, I think it is just so cute! It comes in 8 different shades, from your pinks, to your reds and purples! It states that it has 3 Irresistible Lip Benefits, which are:-

  1. The intense colour of a lipstick
  2. The shine of a gloss
  3. The soft feel of a balm

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The formula is creamy yet not sticky. The gloss does not have a scent and the applicator provides for an easy application.

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The shade I got mine in is Indulgent Coral which is highly pigmented and perfect for a natural makeup look. It adds shine to my lips and it creates a plumper look to my lips. It is smooth as a lip balm and is very moisturising on the lips!

All in all, I loved this product and I don’t normally go for lip glosses, but this one passed the test!

Have you ever tried any of these products? If so, what were your thoughts? And if not, are you intrigued by the products now? Would you like to try any of these? Comment down below!

And there you have it! That was my review on these three Max Factor products! I hope you enjoyed reading this!

Thank you once again to Max Factor Malta and VJ Salomone Marketing for the products and for this lovely opportunity to review them up on my Youtube Channel and Blog!!

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Anew Essential Youth Maximising Sheet Mask – AVON – Review

Hi everyone, 

How are all of you doing? 

So do you ever have those days when you just feel so tired, stressed and just need a break? Well recently, those days were more often than others and I needed something to keep me relaxed for a bit.

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A few days ago Avon Malta kindly sent me this new Anew Essential Youth Maximising Sheet Mask and I finally found the time and the moment to try it out. You can order from Avon through their website – www.avon.com.mt or ask for their catalogue which they can send through their local representative. They could also provide a soft copy of the catalogue and they may send it through Facebook or Whatsapp or by email.  To order the products simply either get in touch with your Local AVON Representative or go directly to them.

So let’s get into the review!

Here is a photo of how my skin looked beforedull and in need of a good face treatment! 

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How I applied it – 

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It came in this cute golden packet which I cut open thanks to the easy instructions. Before applying it, I cleansed my face and prepped my skin for the face mask. I then gently took out the mask and you will notice a tip on the edge of where your forehead is. That marks the spot of the left side of your face. I gently applied it first on my forehead then past my nose, and then I pulled it gently down onto my neck.

My only concern was that when I applied it, it irritated my eyes a little, however this could be because of my poor application skills of sheet masks. But I rinsed my eyes with a little water and all was well.

I then left the mask on for more than 20 minutes even though on the packet it says to leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. But whilst I had the face mask on, it was so relaxing to be laying down on my bed with the mask on, I was feeling as though my skin was being refreshed. It was just a serene and calm moment.

What it entails to do – 

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This is an anti-ageing mask and it is formulated to help repair cells and firm the look of skin. It should help the skin look more radiant, plump and smooths texture.

It is formulated with phytol to help increase cellular metabolism and renewal, and to help improve skin’s barrier protection. [AVON Malta]

After continuous use it should start to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and makes skin look firmer.

 My thoughts – 

Here is how my skin looked after

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As you can see it just looks more awake, refreshed, it felt so soft and smooth and I liked the natural glow that I was left with. Overall, I loved the end result and I stayed with the refreshed feeling on my skin throughout the day.

It was also a motivational factor to keep me going throughout the day and run the errands that needed to be done.

I recommend this face mask, if you are looking for an easy sheet mask, with refreshing effects!

Have you ever tried this sheet mask? Comment down below!

Thank you once again Avon Malta for giving me this opportunity to test out this product, I enjoyed the experience!

Thank you to everyone who has read this blog post and liked it!

Until next time

Kezia

xoxo