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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

 

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theBalm Makeup Tutorial ft. Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all doing great!

Yesterday, I uploaded a new video and of course here I am writing up a blog post on it.

I finally uploaded a Makeup Tutorial, a video I hadn’t done in a while!

I used my new favourite matte Eyeshadow palette from theBalm cosmetics.

If you are Maltese like me, I ordered this palette off http://www.thebeautypixiestore.com if you want to go and have a look. They offer free shipping to all us Maltese out there!!! That’s great!!

Products used – 

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Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
L’oreal Skin Perfection BB Cream in Fair

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L’oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation in Rose Beige

I loved using this foundation during the Summer months! It did not feel drying on my skin! It gave me a lovely coverage one which I was happy with.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder
Elf Eyebrow Treat & Tame
Elf Eyeshadow Primer in Sultry Satin
Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder

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theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Shades Used:
Matte Evans
Matt Ross
Matt Lin
Mat Moskowitz
Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl Mascara

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NYX Highlight And Contour Pro Palette

I love this palette. I recently started using this and I find that the shades it includes are the basic shades one would use. They are easy to blend and have lovely pigmentation.
Shades Used:
Toffee/Caramel
Soft Light/ Douce Lumiere

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Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore

I love using this blush, it is not a blush I would use every day as it is a bit on the pink side. But I loved interpreting it with this look. This again I ordered from the Maltese online shopping website.

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Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Alyssa

I love the Ultra Satin formula from Colourpop. Alyssa is one of the shades from the Kathleen Lights collab she did with them and one of my favourite colours from that collaboration!!
Elf Makeup mist & Set

I hope you liked my Makeup Look 🙂

Comment down below of what you think about it!!

Happy Thursday!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

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One year on Youtube & NEW MUA Lipstick shades!!

Hi everyone,

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So yes, I have officially been running my channel – KezziesCorner (http://www.youtube.com/KezziesCorner) for an entire YEAR!

I actually see this as an accomplishment because I actually stuck to it. And I have enjoyed the entire process – recording the videos, editing them, creating the thumbnails and writing a description for every one of them.

Then finally uploading it and sharing it with all of you!

I have also met new, creative and amazing people. Got to do some fun collaborations and everyday I seem to have made a new friend.

I enjoy watching other people’s videos as I learnt how to apply makeup just from youtube. You learn everyday.

In one year I have gained 1640 subscribers – and for that I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed to my channel!!

And also for those who have followed me on my social media – Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat (kezikezi), Facebook and my blog too !!

I really am so happy with how my Youtube Channel developed, even with this blog!

I am very pleased and hope that I will keep doing this and most importantly continue to enjoy doing it.

I started my youtube channel as I am currently gaining work experience hours to start my masters in Clinical/Neuropsychology. Unfortunately, I had applied for a masters in Italy to start this September but did not get chosen.

So I needed something to help keep me distracted from thinking negatively.

Youtube actually helped brighten my mood, because once I was rejected I just wanted to give up on everything! But having youtube and of course the support of family and loved ones I learnt that giving up is not the road to take. Yes I am still learning not to take everything so negative as this one bad thing but to move from it and learn.

Youtube and my blog is sort of a therapeutic technique that keeps my head from thinking of the unknown. The unknown meaning the FUTURE.

I do not know what I shall be doing next year. So having something like this to do helps uplift my spirits and hopefully will motivate me in applying once again for the masters.

So yeah … Thank you for subscribing/following my Youtube Channel/Blog!! 

I took a trip down memory lane and stayed watching my first video that I posted on my channel. I think I did improve, I have learnt so much from just watching my friends’ videos on how to edit and use different techniques.

But yeah if you haven’t watched my video – this was the one –

And since this was a MUA related video I wanted to share with you some Good news !! MUA is releasing new shades from their Velvet Lip Lacquer line TOMORROW!! So head over to http://www.muastore.co.uk if you want to check them out !! Tomorrow of course!!

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Coincidently tomorrow the video showing you guys their recent released products that I had written a post (click here to view) about is finally going to come out tomorrow.

I actually had recorded this a couple of weeks ago but because I wanted to release other videos this got pushed behind! So tomorrow is the ideal time because tomorrow 5 more shades seem to be coming out and I need to get my hands on them!!

So anyways I best be going!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE !! 

Love 

Kezia xoxo

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Lip Monthly September 2016 – Review

Hi Lip Lovers,

I usually film my un-baggings of Lip Monthly however this time I felt that it was not really worth doing a video of.

I think the bag actually lacked good products.

Out of the four items I received I only like 2 of the products!

So I thought rather than do an entire video dedicated to this disappointing bag I would just write a small blog post about it.

And because I want to use this blog page more!!

Also, if you haven’t already, I created myself a Facebook page !! Go check it out on http://www.facebook.com/KezziesCorner !!

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Firstly, Lip Monthly is a Lip Subscription bag. You can either subscribe for a monthly or a 4 month or a yearly subscription.

Generally a bag will cost $12.95 per month! This of course may be different depending on which subscription you choose.

Every month you’ll receive a unique bag of 4-5 items from awesome brands such as Stila, Revlon, Glam Natural, Appeal Cosmetics, Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics and more.

Join today using COUPON CODE:

“2FREE” to get 2 months FREE on Annual Subscriptions!
“1STFREE” to get your first month for FREE on 4 Month Subscriptions!
“LIPLOVER” to get your first month for only $5 on Monthly Subscriptions!

Subscribe to Lip Monthly here!
https://lipmonthly.com//referral/Eed2

September’s bag actually arrived early, as usually it arrives super late in the month. I was actually surprised that I had gotten it so early especially since I live in Malta.

They ship these bags all the way from America but you can track your bag every month as they provide you with a tracking number.

Every month, we get a different bag, this month looks like it was a purple themed month!

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September’s bag retailed for $54.99 – usually they skip the $60 mark.

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The products I received were – 

ModelCo Lip Liner – Retails for $20

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This was the most expensive item in the bag. I really like this lip liner, the formula is creamy and soft. It blends well and gives a nice looking matte finish.

The box I received it with also states that it is a lip enhancer. But I really don’t think it is. It is a nice shade though – lovely nude/beige shade.

It does not have a name, on the packaging it just calls it Illuminating Lip Liner. The packaging is very sleek.

Starlooks Lip Crayon – Retails for $19

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When I first saw the shade – I was like what is this?!?! – But then I tried it on and I really liked it.

I think that the formula again is soft and it kind of reminds me of a previous item that we had received in the lip monthly bag of August – the Manna Kadar Lip Crayon.

The colour is a bright lilac/purple shade.

It has a cute name – DUBL BUBL.

JCat Lip Paint – Retails for $4.99

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I am not a fan of lip paints or these lip squeeze-y products! The only thing I like about this is the brand’s name as it has the word CAT in it!!

When I swatched it, it actually showed that the formula was not clumpy. It will not dry up but will remain sheer.

Here are the swatches of the 3 lip products –

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Shop NCLA Nail Wraps – Retails for $11

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I am going to pass this onto a friend as I have acrylic nails on so I cannot really apply them on my fingernails. Neither on my toes cos my toes are not pretty !!

Lip Monthly always sends one product which is not related to lip products. Sometimes it’s for the face or body or hair. But I never received a product for my nails so this was a first off.

They’re cute but I can’t use them, so will have to pass them on. The cool thing about them was that they resembled the bag print we got this month.

It’s not that this month’s bag included bad products, it just wasn’t full of exciting things as previous bags have been. That’s why I am disappointed.

Fingers crossed that October’s bag will be better!

The only thing I can say I am happy was that the bag arrived SUPER EARLY when compared to all the other months I have been subscribed to Lip Monthly!!

Hope you enjoyed reading.

Happy weekend !! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Lip Monthly – August 2016 & New Facebook Page – Hit the like button!!

Hi lip lovers, 

I am back from LONDON !! And am determined to be blogging more often – well twice a week at least !!

I even have gone a step further. Since I soon am approaching the one year mark with my youtube channel I decided to spread the word out on my youtube channel.

Yes I have a social media account associated with KezziesCorner but I never associated it with Facebook.

Why? Because everyone that knows me is my friend on Facebook and therefore I did not want everyone knowing about my secret youtube life … until now.

Recently people have been finding my channel and I received such sweet comments from those close to me. So I figured that this is the best time to do so, go out and tell the world i.e. Facebook.

And so I did. I created a Facebook page called KezziesCorner (obviously) and also shared it on my personal account on Facebook, which was kind of a big deal !!

Am I happy about it? I think so!

Anyways if you want to like my page you can do so by clicking here –

https://www.facebook.com/KezziesCorner/

Anyways where was I? Ah yes, this post is about the August Lip Monthly Bag.

Now I received my September bag already and since my August Lip Monthly video has come out so late – well my packet actually arrived late – I shall not be posting a september unbagging as I have done for previous bags. But for September only I shall be writing a blog post about the bag. But that is for another day!

Today we are dealing it with the August bag!

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Here is the video I did all about it – 

It was a hit and miss really.

The products I received were –

Seraphine Botanicals Rosy Cheeks 95% Natural Lip & Cheek Gel – $20

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I don’t like this at all and I don’t see myself using this! It’s very sticky and patchy. Don’t see it working as a proper blush! Maybe a lip tint.

Hilary Cosmetics Dual Color Stick in Tawny – $15

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I have used this as an eyeshadow and I guess I like it. But I am not saying I love it.

Lord & Berry Lip Liner in Romantic Rose – $10

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Now this I absolutely love! It is a lovely deep pink toned shade! It is creamy and lovely on the lips.

Manna Kadar Lip Crayon – $ 24 (no shade name)

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Besides the fact that I hate products that don’t have names, I love this shade. Summer is soon over but nonetheless this colour reminds me of summer! It’s a lovely fun coral shade. It wears nicely however it is not long lasting.

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The Retail Value of the bag was $69.

Anywhos, hope you all have a lovely week!

Thank you so much for the love & support you all show!! It means a lot!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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New products on the MUA website!!

Hi everyone, 

So a few days ago I posted on MUA releasing new products – one of them being 3 new shades in the Velvet Lip Lacquer line.

You can visit MUA (Makeup Academy) on http://www.muastore.co.uk 

(All images are from their website.)

Well, they have been released, along with a few other products.

I of course already made an order – no I did not buy everything but only what I wanted 🙂

So in this blog post I am going to share with you guys all the products that came out plus what I bought. Hopefully this week or next week I receive my order and will be able to try the products out.

I think the products that I was most excited for were the new MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer shades. There are 3 new shades in the collection.

One of them is the base lip coat you can call it. It basically is a pure white colour where you put this first on your lips as the base. Then you should apply the other colour – maybe one of the other two shades – as the next layer.

The white shade will help the other colour become more emphasized on the lip !! As is called a colour enhancer, therefore it should enhance the lip shade that you would put on top of it!

The other two shades are summer shades.

We have one called Sugar Coated and once you see it, it truly reminds me of the colour of candy floss. It looks like a nice frosted pink.

The other shade is quite unique and it is called Iced. This shade is one which you cannot wear on an everyday however I guess if you are brave enough to apply this colour, then go for it! I truly believe that with this shade comes a bold look!

I of course bought all these three shades and cannot wait to try them out. I am also excited to try Iced and Sugar Coated together to see what lip effect I can come up with!

These are £3 each.

Another complete new product is a new range of lip liners. They are called the MUA Luxe Precision Lip Liners. I personally didn’t buy any as I don’t tend to reach for lip liners as much. But I am curious of how the formula is.

These come in 5 shades and they actually go hand in hand with there Vivid Intense Lipsticks because they have the same shades and names.

The packaging of these lip liners is too cute ! These are £3 each.

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Burn Baby Burn

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Hot Chilli

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Punch

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Red Alert

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MUA also released 2 new eyeshadow palettes. I am always so excited when they release new eyeshadow palettes. I only chose one and will tell which I’ve chosen after I have written about both palettes.

On their website – as I have not tried this out yet – it states that the shades are soft, silk shades which makes them easier to create a well blended look.

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The first one is the MUA Luxe Eyeshadow Palette called Enchanted.

Let’s start off with the cute packaging it comes in!! The colours are all blended in so perfectly.

Also the colours in the palette all go so well together!

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The second palette is called Enrapture. This includes eyeshadow shades that are more dark whilst the other one has soft and gentle shades.

This is definitely a palette to use for smokey eye looks.

They both retail for £6. And I of course went for the Enchanted palette as I saw myself reaching for that mostly. I am not saying that the Enrapture palette is not nice, I just tend to prefer softer tones!

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They also released the MUA Luxe Ombre Shimmer Stick which is perfect to create a summer glowing look. I however, did not see myself needing this so I opted out from adding it to my cart.

But because I am showing you everything that MUA released I will still include a small piece on this. And just by writing it I am thinking to myself – Kezia why did you not buy this product?

So on the MUA website it states that it adds a beautiful shimmer and shine with the 3 shade ombre highlighter. Which from the picture I cannot see how it comes in three shades all in one.

Anyways, these 3 shades are said to compliment one another and have a creamy consistency. They are easy to blend and can be applied to the face and body to add that gleam and highlight that you are wishing upon.

Again I am asking myself – WHY DID I NOT BUY THIS?!?!

This retails for £5. (oh now I remember – I actually purchased a highlighter that I have been looking at for a while – so I guess I still got that highlight in my shopping cart just not the newest one – I will share this product with you when I receive it.)

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The last new product I noticed on the website was MUA Profession 8 Wedge Makeup Sponges. 

These are said to work well with both liquid and cream formulas. I did not buy these just for now as I do not need them. But they only are £2 and you get 8 of them so I think it is quite a bargain!!

Anyways, that is all from me today!

I would like to tell you that TOMORROW a new video will be released on my channel – http://www.youtube.com/KezziesCorner as this week the schedule is not the same as usual as tomorrow the video is a collab with 2 of my friends 🙂 So stay tuned for that!!!

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

Love Kezia

xoxo 

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MUA Haul Spring 2016

Hi everyone,

Ahhhhh!! I have filmed this video AGES ago but I never came to uploading it because I had collab videos and videos that STRICTLY had to go up during the month of April!!

But ALAS, it was finally the day that it would come up!!

I bought these items once the Spring 2016 collection opened on the MUA – MAKEUP ACADEMY online website!

http://www.muastore.co.uk

This is such a fun site to shop around! I compare this with elf, I actually found it once elf stopped delivering to MALTA!!

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Anyways here is what I got from MUA from their Spring line! I loved mostly the new VELVET LIP LACQUER shades! I got all but one. The one I did not get was a coral shade and I am not that much of a CORAL fan so I said I don’t need it !!!

But I love the rest of the new shades they are amazing!!!!

Enjoy the video:-

 

Products mentioned :- (prices included)
SKIN DEFINE MATTE PERFECT FOUNDATION
£4
SKIN DEFINE MATTE PERFECT LOOSE POWDER
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER UNITY
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER DASH
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER HALYCON
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER HARMONY
£3
PRO-BASE ARGAN PLUSH CONCEALER FAIR
£3
PRO-BASE PRIME & CONCEAL CORRECTING CREAM GREEN
£2
BLUSHER BUBBLEGUM
£1
MUA LUXE WHIPPED VELVET BLUSH RITZY
£3

Hope you liked my video !! Be sure to comment if you have tried any of these products !!!
Thumbs up if you like this video 👍

Don’t forget to press SUBSCRIBE!!!!

Thank you so much for all your LOVE & SUPPORT!! It truly means a lot !!!!

Love Kezzie
xoxo