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Blogmas Day 1 🌲☃️

Hi everyone,

It’s that time of year again!! During the past three years I have done Blogmas and this year will not be the exception!

Blogmas may also get me in touch with writing again as I seem to have abandoned this platform and gave priority to my others. For this I apologize, I do not want to give excuses, however, it could be my denial in the way that I soon have to sit down and write an assignment for the masters course I am undertaking. Please note I have not written an assignment in over a year!!

Anyways, Kezia we are drifting away from the subject of this post and that is BLOGMAS!!!! December is here and today is the first day of the month! I’m so excited to see what this month brings and I look forward to celebrating the holiday season with my loved ones! I will try and post a blog post a day as that is what Blogmas entails! And each day will cover a different Christmas theme!

Today’s post is going to be more of an introduction and with that I shall leave a photo of my advent calendar. This year it is of Kinder, does anyone have the same calendar as me???

I opened the first window and found a white bueno flake. I am not going to lie but it was a little dry. Yet am excited as I think each day will be a different kinder treat, so I cannot complain there.

Also, today marked the first Christmas giveaway that I shall be hosting on my Instagram and Facebook. Throughout the month of December I will have Christmas giveaways and this is to thank you for all your amazing support! I also want to thank the brands who so kindly agreed to collaborate with me!

The first Christmas giveaway is with Wood and Tassel which is a handmade jewellery brand created by a talented Martina! To participate on my Facebook page click here or to participate on my Instagram page click here.

Anyways, I do not have much to add, just that I look forward to seeing where December takes me!! I wish you all a lovely first day in December as well as the rest of the month!

Love you all!

Kezia

Xoxo

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Valentine’s Day Makeup – 2 Looks using ONLY Drugstore Makeup

Hi everyone, 

I am so excited to be sharing with you this blog post! Besides it being a Makeup Tutorial with not one makeup look but two, something I have never done; this is also a COLLAB with Deborah from Distorted Priorities.

She is a Maltese Blogger who posts about beauty, makeup and fashion! This is my first collaboration with someone who is Maltese like me!!

You can visit her blog right here – http://www.distortedpriorities.blogspot.com.mt

Click HERE to go and see her post on the 2 Valentine’s Day Looks.
Visit Distorted Priorities’ Social Media –
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/distortedpriorities/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/distortedpriorities
Twitter – https://twitter.com/distortedblogs

We decided on creating 2 different looks in preparation for Valentine’s Day! Now we have thought of two scenarios that us girls can face on V-Day!

One of them is a Lunch Date look for those girls going on a date with their loved one or their first date! Something simple yet classy!

The second look is for those girls who are going to be having a GNOGirls Night Out with their best friends!

I shall be doing the makeup side of the looks whilst Deborah will be taking care of the outfits!

Here are Deborah’s outfits for both looks –

Lunch Date 

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Girls Night Out 

 

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Now here are the Makeup Looks I created for both the Lunch Date and GNO. I also only used DRUGSTORE makeup.

Lunch Date Makeup Look – 

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GNO Makeup Look – 

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The Products I used – 

The following are the products I used for both looks –

  • Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer
  • NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Beige
  • Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation
  • NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Light
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Peach Glow
  • Essence eyebrow stylist set in Blonde
  • Rimmel Brow this Way in Blonde
  • NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette – mixed Toffee/Caramel and Sculpt
  • 3INA The Blush Shade 103
  • MUA Undress your skin Shimmer Highlighter in Pink Shimmer

Look 1 – GNO Products –

  • MUA – Burning Embers Palette
    • Shades used – Flicker, Blush, Sparks, Blaze
    • Brow bone – Light
    • Inner cornerMUA Undress your skin Shimmer Highlighter in Pink Shimmer
  • essence Stays no matter what waterproof liquid liner
  • essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
  • Sleek Matte Me Lipstick – Vino Tinto

Look 2 – Lunch Date Products – 

  • MUA – Burning Embers Palette
    • Shades used – Light, Warmth, Glint, Wild Fire , Kindling
    • Inner Corner – Sparks
  • essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Push Up

And finally here is the video showing you how I attained both looks!!

I hope you all have a lovely Friday! And a Lovely Valentine’s Day! 

Which was your favourite look?

Thank you so much for reading and for watching!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

 

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Arad Dead Sea Malta – Exfoliating Facial Gel Review

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday! 

Today I am here to share with you a product I have been using for the past 2 weeks!

As you all know I have been testing out products by Arad. You could visit the Arad Dead Sea Malta Facebook page right here – https://www.facebook.com/ARADMALTA/?fref=ts

I also have written previous reviews about other products and in my first post also gave a summary about the brand. You could check them out all right here –

Today I am reviewing the Exfoliating Facial Gel. I use it twice a week after I cleanse my face.

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What I like most about all these products is that they all contain such great ingredients which are a helpful factor towards gaining healthy, soft and smooth skin!

The Facial Gel’s formula is said to deeply cleanse your skin and leave it “smooth and supple.”

It contains Jojoba seed oil, which is a natural skin conditioning emollient that is empowered by the exfoliating apricot seeds found inside. So I am guess that these should help in getting your skin to be as soft and supple as can be!

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On the tube it says to apply over a wet surface however, what I do is I cleanse my face as usual then lightly dry it with a face cloth and immediately apply this exfoliant after.

I find that this way it is more effective and hopefully in this way the exfoliant is getting under my skin more and releasing it off any impurities.

I apply it with my finger tips and onto my skin and rub it gently in circular motions. I let it sit for a bit and then wash it and apply moisturiser and the rest of my skin routine as per usual.

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What I do NOT like about this exfoliant is the little bits it has in it. I find it hard to rinse them off and even as I am applying my moisturiser they are still there.

Apart from them, I like using this exfoliant to freshen up and smoothen my face.

However, I have to add that the Arad Facial Mud Mask leaves my skin way softer than the Exfoliant Facial Gel.

Have you ever tried this product or any other Arad Product?

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo 

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♡ Golden Rose Liquid Lipsticks Lip Swatches – Ladymakeup.eu – 10% Discount Code

Hi everyone,

It’s WEDNESDAY!! Which means I have a NEW VIDEO for you all!! And I am so excited to be sharing this video with you all as it was one of my favourites to film.

As you know I LOVE lip products and so here is a LIP SWATCH VIDEO showing you all 12 SHADES from the brand called GOLDEN ROSE!

I would like to personally thank Ladymakeup.eu for giving me the opportunity to review these products for all my followers!!

I also would like to add that ladymakeup.eu is an online makeup shop which holds a lot of different drugstore brands from ELF, Makeup Revolution, MUA, Real Techniques, Sleek, NYX and many more!

They even ship to MALTA which is great, however they do charge a shipping fee!

They even gave me a discount code for all my followers to use!

Use – Kezia10 – at checkout and get 10% off your order!!

So anyways going back to the lipsticks I have never tried anything from Golden Rose so I was excited to try out these new lip products. They are called the Longlasting Liquid Lipsticks which are Matte and Kissproof!!

A basic summary – I tried 12 shades however on the ladymakeup.eu website there are 5 NEW SHADES!

There are a lot of pinks mostly and I simply love them! They have a scent and their formula is very creamy. They remind me a lot of the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes.

They are very soft to the lips and not drying! They are quite long lasting however, if you are anticipating a snack or food I would recommend you keeping it in your bag to reapply!

In the video you will see me testing out whether or not they are kiss proof by kissing the back of my hand. And let me tell you they are however they have to completely dry down to a matte finish or else there would be SOME transfer!

They also don’t take that long to dry!

The sad thing is that they are not named and only have a shade number given to each one!

Here are a closer look to the 12 shades! 

And here is the video – 

Have you ever visited the ladymakeup.eu website?

Have you ever tried these lipsticks? Do you like Golden Rose?

Which was your favourite shade? 

Thank you so much for watching my video and reading my blog post!

Happy mid week!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Winter Lookbook 2017

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday !! My goodness aren’t I exhausted !! It’s Sunday evening and I still have a lot of things I need to do so I would be satisfied with what I want to get done before a new week starts again !!

A new video has just been uploaded on my channel and I really wanted to share it with you all as I am so excited for you guys to watch it!

It is also a collaboration with two sweet girls – Typical Twins. You could visit their channel right here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcNjZWLMx7-zsY6iak7g0lA

I haven’t filmed a Lookbook in so long and I actually love filming and editing them! But the time they take is so overwhelming and I really wished that I could film this outside but no one could help me!! So I just filmed it in my room so excuse the quality !!

Here is the video – 

Here are what each of the three outfits consisted of –

Outfit 1 –

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Top – H&M
Skirt – Bershka
Knee High Socks – H&M
Black Booties – New Look
Hat – H&M
Rings – Bershka
Earrings – Primark
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Outfit 2 –

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Black Under Top – H&M
Green Shirt – Primark
LeggingsPrimark
Black Booties – Primark
BeanieH&M
Earrings – Primark
RingsBershka & Ebay

Outfit 3 –

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Black Crop Top – H&M
Jeans – H&M
Green Khaki Shirt – New Look
Shoes – New Look
Rings – Bershka

I hope you liked it!! 

Which was your favourite outfit?

Thank you for watching/reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Arad Dead Sea Malta – Fluffy Liquid Soap Mousse Review

Hi everyone,

This is my fourth post reviewing an Arad product!

I truly am impressed by what these products are doing to my skin. I love the feel of them on my face and now even all over my body!

If you would like to see the other three posts (with the first one giving you a summary of what the Arad brand is all about) then have a look on these posts –

Arad Dead Sea Malta – The Facial Cleansing Milk Review

Arad Dead Sea Malta – Facial Mud Mask – Review

Arad – Hydro Light Moisturizer for Oily Skin – Review

Also, for those of you who are Maltese you can head on over to Arad Dead Sea Malta‘s Facebook Page.

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Today’s review is on a body product called The Fluffy Liquid Soap Mousse. It is one of the new products from Arad. I was so hesitant on using this as my body is so sensitive and when I change products it would just set an alarm all over my body; and I could end up with red patches on my skin!

But due to the ingredients being so natural such as Aloe Vera and Vitamin extracts, those red patches I feared never showed up! I was so glad and so I tried it a couple of more times and here I am now being able to write up this review for you guys!

It is described as a “special soaping experience!” It comes out as a “cloud of fluffy soap” that should melt on your skin whilst cleaning and nurturing it. It is enriched with Dead Sea minerals such as Aloe Vera extract and Vitamin E.

It also states that it may be applied to all skin types.

 How did I apply it?

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Well, on the bottle it states that you have to shake it and then turn it upside down and simply push the handle. Honestly, it truly did come out like a cloud of fluffy soap!! You could compare it to when you push out whipped cream out of the can! Then you simply rub it all over your body and rinse.

The soap itself is so soft and when you glide it onto your skin it just feels so gentle on your body.

Now it does have a weird smell of men’s after shave when you put it on BUT this smell gradually lessens as you rinse it off your body. Therefore, if you do not like men’s after shave then do not use it as you might not like it!

For me personally it did not bother me!

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My thoughts – 

I can say that I have replaced my everyday body wash with this product as I am so happy with it! Not only does my body not flare up into red patches of mayhem but my skin feels so smooth and soft!

I definitely recommend this product, and it is a perfect product to use when you are having that spa day in the comfort of your own home; while taking a bubble bath to get rid of all the stress of the week!

Have you tried any of the Arad products? What do you think of this product?

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Sweet Sparkle – Naughty or Nice Unboxing

Hi everyone, 

So yes today is Thursday and I am a little tardy – by a day – of posting a blog post related to the video that I uploaded on Youtube yesterday!

But …. it still is here just 24 hours later.

Today’s video is the Sweet Sparkle Unboxing of the December box! I know I am so late having already received the January box. Although I am thinking that for the January box I will only do a blog post related to it!

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The December box is a definite hit for me unlike the November one.

I simply love what we received and am so happy with what we got!

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The products mentioned – 

L.A Colors Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette

Now the colour choice is a good one as you can create a number of looks with them. However, they are not at all easy going when it comes to blending them out!

J.cat Beauty Lovestruck Blusher & Bronzer in Babe

I absolutely love this blush and bronzer combo! I have reached for this product a number of times ever since I filmed this video. You have to be so careful to not apply a lot and try and blend it as fast as possible as it does tend to stick to one place if you apply it wrongly/too much!

Kasina Professional Fake Eyelashes – 100 % Human Hair with Tapered Ends

OMG!! You guys know my struggle when it comes to false lashes! But these didn’t give me that sense of impatience and anger rather the opposite! I used my lash glue from Ardell and simply applied them correctly in one try! SUCCESS!

LA Girl Flat Velvet Matte Lipstick in Runway

This shade is just gorgeous!! I love this so much !! Even though I do not like the shape of the bullet lipstick as it makes it difficult to apply I still love it nonetheless! You do have to be careful with darker colours as they can be sheer and patchy but this didn’t give me much trouble either! Love how it settled onto my lips!

Bella Piere Cosmetics Clear Eye liner Base

I don’t really know the exact job of this eyeliner but its supposed to make the job of applying eyeliner easier. Now I don’t know if it was because the black eyeliner was good but it was a piece of cake to do some winged eye liner!

Bella Piere Cosmetics Noir Eye Liner

As I said above, the eyeliner went on perfectly and I really love how black this product is! It isn’t sheer just jet black so to say!! I love it!

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The look I created using these products!

So as you can see the products this month were a cuppa tea when compared to the November ones!!

I can already tell you that the January products are a hit however I did not try them! But I really think I will like them!!

Let me know in the comments down below whether I should do a blog post about the January box or a video !! 

Have you tried the Sweet Sparkle subscription? Have you tried any of the products? 

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Vlog #1 – The time Nemo got her own bed

Hi everyone, 

Just came onto my blog to share with you all an update. I shall be attempting to vlog again, it’s something I want to do again in 2017! I really hope it goes well with you all!!

So here is what I was up to last week! Again as last year’s system, I shall gather up all the footage into one video and come out with weekly vlogs.

I really hope you like it!

Did you enjoy the vlog?

Thank you for reading/watching!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Filmora – NEW Effects Pack – Action Cam Winter Collection

Hi everyone, 

As you all know I love using Filmora as my editing software. Besides using Final Cut Pro and Imovie, I love using Filmora for my intros and lookbooks!

It is such an easy software to use! Very user friendly and fast to create whatever it is you are wanting to build!

You can – 

Download Filmora: https://goo.gl/jvgcKh
Download Action Video effects: https://goo.gl/D2SGjG

Here is a video of how you can install the Action Cam Winter Effects Pack – they release a new pack once a month which is very exciting! I am hoping they will create a Valentine’s Themed Effects pack for us all to use in our Valentine’s related videos!

Have you ever tried Filmora? 

Thank you so much for reading/watching!! 

Happy Sunday!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

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MUA New Velvet Lip Lacquer Shades – Review & Swatches!!

Hi everyone, 

I am so excited to share with you all today’s video! As you know I am a big fan of MUA – Makeup Academy.

They sell such good quality products, a variety of products and they are all so inexpensive!

Today’s video is all about 5 new shades from their Velvet Lip Lacquer range that they had released last Autumn.

The Velvet Lip Lacquer range include a variety of products. I also recently purchased two more which aren’t in this video. But maybe I could do a haul of what other new products I purchased from them recently!

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The formula of these lipsticks dries to a complete matte look and doesn’t have a strong scent. They however, do not last that long although this varies with colours. Another distinction is that some colours  – mostly darker ones – are extremely patchy so you have to be careful on how you apply them.

Also, it was my first time trying a blue lipstick and I have mixed feelings about it! It also took the longest to dry as the others dried quickly.

The shades are – 

Posie – A cute light nude brown shade

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Hustle – A dark pink/red shade

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Firecracker – A fun pinky red

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Splash – A not too dark or not too light blue – just in between – shade

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Flair – A vampy red

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To see the entire video with swatches and in depth review then watch the video below –

Have you ever tried this range? What’s your favourite shade? 

Thank you so much for reading !! 

Love Kezia

xoxo