Colourpop Makeup Haul – Collab w/ Distorted Priorities

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing? 

Today’s blog post is all about my latest video Collab!

I was so happy and excited to film this with my sweet friend Debbie from Distorted Priorities. We have done previous collabs before, but we never did a video together so it was really exciting!

We actually ordered a Colourpop order together and we decided on doing a collab. Some of the products we got are mentioned on my video/blog post but then the other products we got are mentioned on her video/blog post.

You can view my video here – 

You can view Debbie’s video right here –

And here is a link to Debbie’s blog post – http://distortedpriorities.blogspot.com.mt/2017/08/colourpop-haul-giveaway.html

In my video here were the products that were mentioned –

My items –

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Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Palettehttps://colourpop.com/products/belle-of-the-ball

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Shades –

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[From Left to Right]

Secrets: matte pale baby pink
Soft Core: matte warm pink
Fair Play: matte hot pink
On the Fence: metallic frosty pink

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Retails for $12

Phase 2 Mixed Finish Lip Collection – Colourpop Lip Bundle – (Unfortunately these lipsticks aren’t being sold as a lip bundle anymore, but you can still buy them separately)

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Ultra Satin LipChandelierhttps://colourpop.com/products/chandelier – $6
Ultra Matte LipFresh Cuthttps://colourpop.com/products/fresh-cut – $6
Ultra Glossy LipCurtsyunfortunately this is not being sold any more on colourpop 😦

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Curtsy, Fresh Cut, Chandelier – Left to Right

Debbie’s items
ILUVSARAHII$aucey Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
https://colourpop.com/products/saucey

Shades –

Heavy Glam: A vibrant duochrome orange with a pink flip
Chic Happens: A matte cool mauve
Lit: A vibrant metallic purple
Razy: A matte blackened plum

Retails for $12

ILUVSARAHII Lip Products

Ultra Matte Lip -Mamacitahttps://colourpop.com/products/mamacita – $6
Ultra Satin Lip951https://colourpop.com/products/951 – $6

Have you guys tried out any of these products from Colourpop? Comment down below!!

Don’t forget to visit Debbie’s blog/video to see what else we bought!

Follow Debbie on her social media and blog and show her some love – 
Her amazing bloghttps://www.distortedpriorities.blogspot.com.mt
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/deborahsaliba97
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/distortedpriorities

Until next time!

Kezia

xoxo

Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation – First Impressions

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your Summer Vacation. I guess if you live in Australia it’s a different story!

Today I shall be writing away about a product that I have grown to love.

If you don’t know, I have acne prone skin and have been dealing with it ever since I hit puberty. I know that probably most of you out there reading my blog might have gone through that icky acne stage or are still going through it.

I still remain with acne scars and pores that are a little deep. Therefore, my skin ain’t perfect!  I have combination skin and I mostly get oily on my nose and my T zone. I also have sensitive skin and hints of redness especially near my nose. Sometimes I have a good skin day whilst other days I just have horrible ones.

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Here is a photo of my skin before having applied anything. It has gotten so much better throughout the years and I have to thank Vichy for that. I had gone to a dermatologist and he suggested to try out Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel. I started using it along with a skin cream called Skinoren and my skin has gotten better ever since.

I started trying out other products from Vichy and built my fresh skin routine. That will be for another post, but I just wanted to tell you that Vichy has helped me a lot with my skin issues.

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Today’s post is all about the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation. You can also watch my youtube video showing you exactly how the foundation applied –

I would like to thank Vichy Malta for giving me this opportunity to try out this foundation and share it with my  followers!

This foundation is high coverage and one does not need to apply a lot to end up with a great result. Literally, a pea size amount is enough for the entire face.

The texture is thick and besides correcting your skin’s imperfections it also improves the look of oily acne-prone skin.

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It promotes that – 

  • It provides immediate texture correction
  • Helps conceal spots and breakouts of acne
  • Reduces the appearance of redness
  • Leaves the skin looking clearer
  • Mattifies the skin for a natural finish
  • Has SPF 25
  • Recommended by dermatologists and used by makeup artists
  • Non-comedogenic, paraben free and hypoallergenic 

My thoughts on this foundation – 

I found that applying it with my fingertips was better than applying with the brush that Vichy Malta gifted me. (Please note that the brush isn’t sold however it is gifted) I also then went over my application with a beauty blender.

The foundation felt so refreshing and cooling on my skin as soon as I applied it. I found that it instantly covered my blemishes, redness and imperfections.

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It felt nice and gentle on my skin, not tacky or cakey! It was completely matte and no shine was left on my skin.

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I did notice that my enlarged pores showed more especially around my nose. Therefore, using a pore primer beforehand would help there.

It lasted throughout the day without the need to powder it again. I loved how it made my skin look and feel.

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Besides it being a high coverage foundation, I also want to add and highlight that it includes salicylic acid and eperulin and these help soothe your skin and reduce the appearance of concerns.

I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post! Have you ever tried this product or any other product from VICHY? Comment down below !! 

 

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Carbon Coco – Teeth Whitening – An Honest Review

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all doing well! Today’s post is all about Teeth Whitening!

I am quite self conscious over my teeth as they aren’t straight at all. However, I do have very healthy teeth and I brush daily. 

Have I ever wanted to do braces? Yes, but due to financial reasons I couldn’t afford to do so for now. Maybe in the future I don’t know, but for the time being I have come to accept the appearance of how my teeth are. 

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Carbon Coco approached me a few weeks ago, and asked me whether I was interested in doing a review on their Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish and I accepted.

Carbon Coco sells a variety of items to keep those teeth of your white & clean! They are a 100% natural company and are animal cruelty free.

Their Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish helps remove plaque, keep your teeth and mouth clean and helps removes toxins in your body.

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Therefore, besides whitening your teeth it also promotes for clean hygiene.

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Carbon Coco also kindly sent me a brush along with the Whitener. I first dampened the brush with a little bit of water and dipped the brush in the charcoal. I then brushed my teeth for 3 entire minutes and then spat and rinsed my mouth. (You can watch the video to watch me brushing away and get a closer look of the end result!)

Besides the charcoal leaving some black coloured leftover around my teeth, I loved the product. I do believe that you have to use the product for a number of times especially if you have yellow stains but the end result is a good one.

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I think that if you are interested in a cheap and safe alternative to whitening your teeth, then you should give Carbon Coco a go.

Their website also has individuals who are there to help, and their customer care service responds ever so quickly. So whatever you need to ask, do ask them and they will happily give you an answer.

Have you ever tried any teeth whitening product? Comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

3INA – The UV Collection (Limited Edition) – Festival Makeup!

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for joining me yet again on my blog!

Today’s blog post is all about 3INAs latest collection entitled – THE UV COLLECTION! 

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I must say I was very excited to try out these products. I actually wore them when I went to the ISLE OF MTV as I think they’re perfect makeup items for when you find yourselves attending a festival!

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At the Isle of MTV wearing all 3INA THE UV COLLECTION products

Here is my video showing you guys how the products actually test out!

I will now share with you some after thoughts since I filmed that video.

3INA – The UV Collections (Limited Edition) – Products – 

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3INA The Fluoro Cream Eyeshadow – Shade 401 – €10.95

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The shade 401 is a fluorescent orange which looks great on the eyes especially if you have lighter eyes! I found that it dried down quite fast however, you have to be patient with this product.

Go in with a steady hand and pat the product with a flat brush onto the lids. It does go a little patchy but in all honesty it won’t show much as you can see from my photos!

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Be aware that this product will go on your lashes. Now this might have happened to me as I am no professional makeup artist and maybe I did not apply it correctly, but it went all over my lashes so I guess they were fluorescent as well. This was the product that was mostly fluorescent.

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3INA The Fluoro Eye Pencil – €8.95

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I LOVE this eye pencil. It might not show that it is fluorescent but I love how it applies. I found that with this product I didn’t have any problems when I applied it on my upper lash line.

It’s so creamy, applied so smoothly and wasn’t patchy at all. It also lasted a long time on my lids and the product didn’t transfer.
3INA The Fluoro Palette – €13.95

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This blush comes in such a fun pink/orange shade and applies so nicely onto your skin. I didn’t find that it was fluorescent on my skin but when I swatched it, it was.

I have enjoyed using this product even on an everyday simple makeup look. Adding this blush to an everyday makeup look, will make your look even more interesting. And I also love the packaging of this product especially because it comes with a mirror.
3INA The Fluoro Lip Gloss – Shade 200 – €9.95

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This Lip Gloss has such a sweet scent. It reminded me of sweets that I used to eat when I was a little girl! It applies smoothly and isn’t too sticky as well.

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I liked the look it left me and again this doesn’t show to be fluorescent as much as the cream eyeshadow. It also lasts quite long!

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All 4 products tested under the fluorescent torch that 3INA so kindly sent me! From Left to Right – Cream Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Blush and Lip Gloss. 

So those were my overall thoughts on 3INA’s UV Collection! If you are in Malta, you can visit 3INA at PAMA, Qormi, Mosta, Valletta and the Point, Sliema.

Have you tried out any of these products? If so, let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

7th Heaven – Dead Sea Mud Mask – Review

Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago I did a blog post all about 7th Heaven and spoke about the Manuka Honey Peel off mask. You can check it out right here.

Today, I shall be talking about the Dead Sea Mud Mask.

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Unlike the other mask I tried, this was a Mud Mask which meant that it was going to be messier than peel off masks. But, I wasn’t disappointed by the end result that it left me with.

Minerals found in the Dead Sea help clean our impurities and open blocked pores for cleaner and softer skin. So I am all about unblocking those pores and getting rid of them!

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The main ingredients found in this Mud Mask were –

Dead Sea Salt – 

A mineral found in the Dead Sea. Dead sea minerals leave our skin feeling relaxed and nourished. I have tried multiple products from Arad which had it’s main ingredients from the Dead Sea. And I loved using their products, they did help my skin become cleaner.

The nutrients from the Dead Sea in this face mask help cleanse our pores, moisturise our skin and draw out any impurities, dirt and grime that we end up with because of today’s modern lifestyle.

Sea Kelp and Seaweed – 

These are, “large algae which grow in the seas and oceans around the world, or on rocks below the high-water mark.” Seaweed is, “high in nutrients, is a fantastic detox agent and could even improve the health of your heart. This slimy green plant could be a vital part of your beauty regime.”

The Seaweed and Sea Kelp in the face mask helps with moisturising our skin, “whilst fighting the signs of aging, helping you banish those wrinkles for good.” It can also be seen as a natural exfoliant, and helps with washing away the dead skin cells to leave your skin, “feeling fresh, clean and renewed.”

Lavender – 

Lavender is commonly used to treat skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis (which I am accustomed to!) and other inflammatory conditions.

Mud masks in general help with your daily cleansing routine in keeping your skin “super clean” and “less prone to blemishes and uneven skin tones.”

My thoughts – 

I applied the Mud Mask after having cleansed my face with my Vichy Normaderm Facial Cleansing Gel. 

I then applied the mask on a dry face using a flat foundation brush. I left the mask on for approximately 45 minutes. I KNOW I should have only left the mask on for 15 minutes as that it what it states I should do but it felt so cooling on my face I just wanted to leave it on. That and I was watching an episode of Saving Hope that I couldn’t pause it until it was finished!

But I really love how it left my skin looking so clean and so smooth. Throughout the day I felt my skin feeling refreshed and healthier. I do really recommend this mask and I prefer this one over the Honey Peel off that I tried before!

Have you tried any masks by 7th Heaven? Comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

Testing PRIMARK Makeup – FULL FACE Makeup Look

Hi everyone, 

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This week I uploaded a video all about Primark Makeup. Back in April I picked up some products in the hopes of making a video and a blog post like this … so here goes!

You can watch the video right here of me applying Primark makeup and you can see all my first reactions of the products too.

Now I shall be writing a little about each of these products, after having tried them on other occasions and saw how long they lasted.

Products I bought – 
Primark Liquid Foundation –  Shade – Cool Sand – £2.50

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I did not like the smell of this foundation, it reminded me of sunscreen. It is a very water based formula and applies well with a foundation brush. If your skin is not prepped well then this foundation will bring out your pores so much and create cake face.

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It states that it is a medium coverage foundation. I find that to not be true, I believe it is more of a light coverage. It is an oil free formula and it dries to a semi matte finish. After having applied this product more than once, I have noticed that when it dries to the point it can, it still leaves my face feeling sticky. Nothing some powder cannot fix, but still that’s a point I wanted to share.

Was it worth the £2.50 overall? Meh, but I prefer this than the stick foundation. 
Primark Foundation Stick – Shade – Sand – £2

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I got this in the WRONG shade. But funnily enough it blended nicely on the skin and it didn’t look that dark on me, as you can see in the video. It’s texture is quite thick, so you need to blend it well or else it will look so cakey on the skin.
Primark Stick Concealer – Shade – Ivory – £0.90

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For only 90p I LOVED this concealer. I think it blended nicely, even though my under eye lines were still a little visible. But it settled nicely and lasted long too. I mean for only 90p I would say it’s a good enough result.
Primark Mattifying Pressed Powder – Shade – Sand – £2

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At first I thought that this powder wasn’t going to blend well into the skin but after using my brush and brushing it into my skin, it blended well. I liked the after effect that this powder gave on my skin and after using this product it did not leave my skin feeling sticky.

I think it’s a good enough powder for only £2!
Primark Bronze Glow Bronzing Powder – Sundipped – £2

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I love this bronzer, I have used it multiple times since I filmed this video. It is a lovely chalky brown, very natural and settles so nicely onto the skin.

I have enjoyed using this to create a sunkissed look.
Primark Strobe and Glow Cream Highlighting Palette£4

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So the formula of this product is quite water-y and sticky … maybe Kylie Jenner stole the idea from Primark when she created her Wet Set of highlighters? I don’t know as I don’t have that Wet Set but this highlighting palette reminded me of that.

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Besides the formula, I liked how the highlights stayed on my skin. They aren’t that pigmented so you would need to go back and forth to create the highlight that you crave. But I like the effect of these highlights. Do I think it was worth £4 from Primark? No.
Primark PRO Tight Lining Pen£3

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This was a FAIL and it was £3! I tried tight lining with it and nothing comes out. It’s so strange as when I swatch the pencil on my hand, the product comes out and there’s a lovely black line but then when I come to using it on my eyes … NOTHING.

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I tried creating a cat eye look, shaking it, pressing when I applied it but still not enough product was coming out. Therefore, this is such a FAIL!!

 
Primark Volumising Mascara£1

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I love this mascara. It doesn’t add volume to my lashes but it does lengthen them and separates them really well. And it lasts long and the product does not transfer on my lids! For only a POUND this product is GREAT!
Primark Lip Liner Pencil£1 in Desert Sand

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I love the shade this lip liner comes in. It’s a cute peachy pink. It applies really well and lasts long on the lips. It isn’t that patchy and it isn’t drying as well. Again, for a pound I think this product passed my test.

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Primark Long Lasting Lipstick £2.50

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I don’t know what the name of this shade of the lipstick I got is but I like the colour. It is a purple pink dark shade. It isn’t patchy and the colour applies well. The shape of the bullet lipstick made it easier to apply on my lips.

It didn’t last long as I had to retouch it throughout the day but I don’t hate it. Would I buy it again? I don’t think so as you can find other options from the drugstore.

Those were the products I tried and here is the finished makeup look that I created during the video –

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Overall, Primark makeup are packaged so nicely, and some items are hits whilst others are total fails. I quite enjoyed testing these out and I guess we all wanna save a little.

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In my opinion you should try and get yourselves to Primark, if you live in the UK or anywhere else that has Primark; and try out their range of makeup. You might be surprised what you can find at such a little price! 

Have you ever tried any makeup from Primark? What are your thoughts? Comment down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

A Peachy Kinda Makeup Look ft. The Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing great! On Wednesday I uploaded a NEW video on my Youtube Channel. And so here I am sharing it on my blog.

Before I continue with the makeup look I would like to remind all my blog followers and readers that I am hosting a GIVEAWAY on my FACEBOOK PAGE. Click here to learn more.

Now lets’ continue. I created this Peachy Kinda Look perfect for the summer months and used the Holy Grail Palette from Violet Voss.

Products used – 

NYX Angel Veil Primer
Flormar Matt Touch Foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Match Perfection Translucent Powder
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Max Factor Natural Brow Gel
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette –
Shades used – Transition, Bestie, Cool Beans, Crystal.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Thick and Thin Eyeliner
W7 Shouting Out Mascara
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Nicole Guerriero Glow kit – Glow Glitter
Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick – Bombshell

Hope you like the makeup tutorial!!

Comment down below on whether or not you have tried out the Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

Love Kezia

xoxo