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Blogmas Day 12 & 13 ☃️🎅🏻🎄 – Life in Stirling

Hi everyone, 

I thought today’s Blogmas should be a little different. Ever since I moved from Malta to Stirling I have been probably experiencing something new everyday and I wanted to dedicate a blog post to Stirling.

I have been here for a little over 3 months already and boy does time fly! I remember my first week feeling like a lost sheep in such a new country full of green grass and beautiful trees and surrounded by a lake.

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Back in September I felt cold and now it is just too too cold where I even don’t feel my nose or lips whilst walking outside in the cold crisp air! Stirling is quite a quiet town and it’s not as big as I thought it would be although I was warned but I love it here!

There’s the cute little town with the Thistles shopping centre with shops like Superdrug, Primark, H&M, Lush, Boots which you will see me go in every time I go there. It is just a bus away from the student accommodation I am living at. I also chose the perfect student housing it is SO CLOSE to the lecture halls … I LOVE IT. It is like a classy hotel with the reception and a lift and a cleaning service. The University of Stirling campus is BEAUTIFUL and MIND BLOWING and so so big … like ten times the size of that one University we have in Malta. Also, the lecturers here are just wonderful in my course, they are helpful and so kind and answer to emails so quickly and we also get our marks in a timely manner unlike Malta’s university which takes a lifetime!

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The little creatures living on campus
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Beautiful campus

But thank goodness I did not choose an accommodation which was farther away from the university because I like my 10 minute walk to and from lectures especially on a cold day! We also have our own book shop, pharmacy and loads of food shops with our local grocer which is a tiny bit priced but when you’re in a rush for something, it is a great place to go to rather than catching the bus to go and do a shop at Tesco.

And it doesn’t matter that Stirling is a small town as you can simply catch a train and go anywhere that you would like. So far I have only been to Glasgow and Edinburgh but I want to explore more. Of course my studies stops me from doing this but since now I finished my exams and have a few more days until I go back down to Malta for Christmas, I hope to use these last few days left to explore and visit the Christmas Markets in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Next semester I would like to visit St. Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee and maybe go to an isle of Sky or some other one. Hopefully will get to do that then.

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Oh and something else I still have yet to properly experience is SNOW. The one time it did snow was for 5 minutes and I was inside doing my placement. When I went into my placement everywhere was green when I came out everywhere was white. It was something that I had never seen or experienced and it just felt magical! However, I was so gutted I missed it all! Although, it didn’t snow a heavy amount so we couldn’t do snow angels or a snowman, so that was disappointing too.

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Ever since then, I have been checking the weather everyday waiting for it to snow and I think if my weather indicator is right today it should snow. I will keep you updated on my social media!!

I have come to visit lots of food venues whilst I have been here like Nandos, Wetherspoons, The Alannwater Cafe – best fish and chip place ever, an Indian place that I forgot the name of, Boozy cow, Kilted Kangaroo which I love and some others! Hope to visit more in the next semester!

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Anyways, so yeah I am loving Stirling, it is definitely different from Malta with respect to the air, weather and cleanliness. I love the little town here and have gotten used to life here. However, yes I miss home and my parents’ cooking and my boyfriend and friends and not to forget my cat. Oh that is another disadvantage with Stirling, that there aren’t any cats here!

But I am thankful to be having this experience! And thank you to my mum and dad as without them it wouldn’t be possible!! Thank you for allowing me to take this opportunity, I think I am growing more and learning more about myself. I have also met so many different people from different countries and have made some really good friends here … so yeah I am happy and excited to continue this experience and learn more from it and more about myself!

Thank you for everyone who has read this! And thank you for all the support!! 

Until tomorrow!

Love Kezia

xoxo 

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Blogmas Day 10 & 11 ☃️🎄🎅🏻 – My Favourite Nail Polishes

Hi everyone,

So sorry for not uploading a Blogmas post yesterday. However, I had an exam today. I am writing this post on Sunday so by the time I upload this I would have finished my exam!!

Ahhh so nervous. This week included lots of studying and stress!

Anyways, today’s blogmas is all about my Top 5 Favourite nail polishes at the moment and I want to share them with you all. Please also let me know what your favourite Nail Polishes are, I would love to know! Simply comment down below!

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My Favourite Nail Polishes –

#5 Catrice Brown Collection Nail Polish in Shade 02 Sophisticated Vogue 

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I love this nail polish shade, it really reminds me of the autumn months and the leaves that change colour! I love pairing this with a dark red nail polish too!

#4 Rimmel London Rita Ora Collection in Shade 812 Pedal to the Metal

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This is a pigmented and metallic grey and I just love the effect it gives to my short nails. Makes them look better than they actually are!! My nan loves this shade also hehe!

#3 Studio London Nail Polish (No Shade Number Sorry!) 

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This is a lovely mauve purple shade with specs of glitter. I love this on it’s own or else pairing it with a pastel pink but I would do that not during these cold months!

#2 Studio London Nail Polish ( No Shade Number Sorry!) 

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This is a cute glittery light brown with a bit of pink … I don’t know how to describe it but it is perfect for the Christmas time in my opinion.

#1 Rimmel London Super Gel Nail Polish in Shade 45 Flamenco Beach 

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I of course had to include a red here because it is Christmas time and I guess it is a must plus this is a Blogmas Post so why the heck not! But I love this red shade – perfect for the holidays!

And those were my favourite nail polishes. Don’t forget to leave your favourites in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Blogmas Day 9 ☃️🎄🎅🏻 – Testing out Beauty Big Bang Matte Lipsticks

Hi Everyone!!

It’s already BLOGMAS DAY 9!! 

I really hope you are enjoying my daily blog posts!! Today’s blog post is all about Beauty Big Bang Matte Lipsticks. I also have a 10% Discount code that you can use – KEZZ10 – for all orders in the store.

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Here were my previous videos which I have done on Beauty Big Bang –

The Matte Lipsticks which are mentioned in this blog post, can be found right here-  https://www.beautybigbang.com/products/matte-long-lasting-lip-gloss-velvet-waterproof-liquid-makeup-lipstick

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They only retail for £3.42 each !! That is amazing!! Beauty Big Bang sell a variety of makeup products from makeup brushes, to eyeshadow palettes and various lipsticks. They also sell mobile cases and nail accessories. They do not release replica makeup even though some of the lipstick names are like high end lip products! The lipsticks come packaged with a Beauty Big Bang label together with a box labelled Beauty Big Bang as well.

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This lipstick collection comes in 6 different gorgeous shades for the autumn/winter months. There is also a shade called Dirty Money that I myself would not really reach for but I kind of like how it looked!

They have a lovely fruity scent that reminds me of a lip gloss I had gotten whilst subscribed to them S Club 7 magazines, anyone remembers them??

They are all pigmented and the purple shade was the most patchiest, but I fixed it nonetheless. The lipsticks are little bit dry therefore be sure to apply a moisturising lip balm before applying these lipsticks.

And finally the packaging of these lipsticks is just so pretty!! I recommend these lipsticks and I think they are a great addition to your lipstick collection!

The lipstick shades mentioned –

Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 01 – Kathryn

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 02 – Jinx

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 03 – Naked

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 04 – Dark Brown

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 05 – Weirdo 

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 06 – Dirty Money

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So which one of these was your favourite shade? If you would like to see them swatched then you can go ahead and watch my video where I do a lip swatch of each of these lipsticks –

Thank you so much for reading! Hope you enjoyed Day 9 of Blogmas !!

See you tomorrow!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

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Blogmas Day 7 & 8 ☃️🎄🎅🏻 – My Top 5 Favourite Christmas Movies

Hi everyone!!! 

So sorry for yesterday’s no Blogmas day!! However, I am busy with my studies and preparation for Monday’s exam.

Today’s Blogmas is all about my Top 5 Favourite Christmas Movies!!

#5 – The Holiday 

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I recently watched this again and I just love the concept of the plot. When Cameron and Drew’s Characters switched lives sort of to say. I love this movie and it is set during Christmas time. I also love it because there’s Jude Law in it with that amazing accent!

#4 – The Santa Clause 

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Oh my goodness this movie series brings back lots of childhood memories. I used to enjoy curling up on the sofa, a Christmas tree lit and so was our electronic fireplace and watching this movie!! I love this, everyone should watch it in their childhood and my favourite was the first one!

#3 – The Christmas Prince 

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A newer movie that was recently released on Netflix showed a journalist having to travel abroad to write up a story on this prince who is about to take the throne as his dad, the king passed away. And obviously the journalist and the prince realise that they could be something more. It is just a cute movie to watch this Christmas.

#2 – Love Actually 

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I had actually seen this movie a bit before Christmas at the event the University held a drive in cinema and it was just so cute showing that movie! It showed the lives of eight very different couples and how their romantic relationships are. And they loosely interrelated and all set during the frantic month before Christmas in London.

#1 – ELF 

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This I think has to be one of the most common movies to watch during Christmas, I might even still have the DVD of it back home! A man who was raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the US with his elf clothes and all in search for his true identity. It is just hilarious throughout and with a glass of milk and a plate of those coconut balls I posted a recipe of, you will be all set for a nice Christmas evening.

And that was the end of today’s blog!! I really hope you enjoyed reading!! Please tell me all your favourite Christmas movies, I would love to watch more this Christmas!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Blogmas Day 6 ☃️🎅🏻🎄- Vlogmas Week 1!!

Hi everyone!! 

I hope you are all doing well!! Day 6 is here! I hope you have been enjoying my blogmas posts!

But I did say that I will be trying out something else which I never have done. And that is VLOGMAS!

I have missed vlogging so much and Vlogmas was my excuse that I should start vlogging again. Before moving to Stirling I had every intention to vlog but as I got here and time really flew past quick, lots of things happened which influenced my choice in not vlogging until now.

I really enjoy vlogging and I just love having memories of where I go and what I do and who I meet. So now that I am in Stirling, living abroad and having a new experience every day … like cooking and cleaning and doing laundry and travelling to new places and of course learning a lot because the reason as to why I moved was to do my Masters – I would love to have a memory of all of it.

Last September like I wrote I had every intention to vlog, and well things happened and this had nothing to do with Stirling, and it just lowered my motivation on everything. Thankfully I still filmed my main channel videos that I love doing. But vlogging is more personal and I just didn’t feel myself to vlog.

I hope to one time open up about my story and will one day do it most probably. It basically evolves around my future in psychology. It is such a vast area yet so tough to get a career in. And I am already 24 years old so yeah seeing time pass and seeing that I still have a long way to go it just puts you down sometimes! Having doors constantly shut closed can really do a number on you!

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But anyways !!!! My motivation came back to vlog and so here I am bringing you a Vlogmas this year! Mine won’t be uploaded per day but per week. So in this vlogmas week 1 you will get day 1, 2 and 3 of vlogmas. The next vlogmas, which will be uploaded next Monday the 11th, will include a whole week of vlogs – 7 days!! So in total I will have 4 Vlogmas videos on my channel and the last one will be uploaded on the 26th of December and by then I would be in Malta because yes I am going home for Christmas!

So in this Week 1 you simply will see me heading out to attend my placement that I have to do along with my course, study at the library and bake coconut balls. Yes my vlogmas won’t be that Christmassy until next Monday as I have an exam then but hopefully after I will get to do more exciting things!!

So I hope you like my Blogmas and Vlogmas this year!!

I really enjoy creating content and this really helps me and motivates me and sets my day in a more positive state!!!

I hope you all have a lovely Day 6 into December and thank you so much for reading and/or watching my videos!! 

I would love to know what you are doing today !! Comment down below!! 

Until tomorrow,

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Blogmas Day 5 🎄🎅🏻☃️ – Christmas Gift Ideas 2017 (For Her)

Hi everyone, 

We are already 5 days into BLOGMAS!! Going Strong!!

So today’s blog post is all about Christmas Gift Ideas (For Her). I will be mentioning 10 ideas that I think would be great Christmas Gifts.

#1 Morphe – 35O2 – Second Nature Eyeshadow Palette – Retails for $23

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This palette has been talked about a lot and in my opinion has the loveliest of shades. (I just got mine and cannot wait to play around with it!) But I think this would make for a perfect Christmas gift as it has vibrant shades, the quality is just amazing and you just get so much in the palette! You can create so many looks!! I think this would be an amazing Christmas gift!

#2 Makeup Revolution – Soph X Eye shadow Palette – Retails for $10 

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If you want something slightly cheaper than the gift above, any eyeshadow palette from Makeup revolution would honestly be great! But one that I know you cannot go wrong with is this one right here. I just made a makeup tutorial using this palette and I think it is just so pigmented, the shadows blend well, you get a great variety of colours and it is only $10! What more can a girl want!! And it comes in the cutest packaging and if your friend/girlfriend/daughter/whoever loves watching Youtubers then she would definitely love this as this was a Collab with SophDoesNails!

#3 Jeffree Star Cosmetics – Velour Liquid Lipstick Holiday Collection – Retails for £16 each 

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There are 8 different shades of these lipsticks and they all look stunning. I personally haven’t tried these but I think giving any Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick would be amazing. In this collection you can choose from either a matte or metallic finish. I think they are a great Christmas Gift Idea!

#4 Sand & Sky – Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask – Retails for £39.50

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Yes this is a little pricey, but wait I will give you a cheaper alternative don’t worry! But this mask I think is perfect for those girls who love face masks, love having their weekly chill session and relaxation time! It is a great face mask that brightens and clears your skin! It dries so quickly and feels amazing after rinsing it off!

#5 Garnier Face Masks – Retails for £2.99 

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I told you I would give you an alternative face mask which is much cheaper. You can buy different types of these Garnier face masks and they are amazing too. You can reuse these and they are so hydrating and refreshing on your skin!! You can make a cute little gift set with these!! These could also be stocking fillers!

#6 Zoella Snowella Fragrance Gift Set – Retails for £14 

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In this set, you get a body lotion and a body set. You can buy them separately but honestly I think buying the set is much more worth both for the quantity you get and for the value of money. I love Zoella’s products and the Snowella body mist just smells so sweet and cute! I think that this gift is perfect for those girls who love spraying anything during anytime of the day!!

#7 Zoella Snowella Brew Me a Bath Gift Set – Retails for £12

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This set is perfect for those girls who enjoy taking baths! The gift set includes a bath tea bag and a bath milk powder! They come so cutely packaged and the girls who love baths would thank you for them !! Maybe they never used a bath tea bag but from then on they would do so! And again it is from Zoella so if the girl you are buying the gift for loves Youtubers then I am sure she would love this! Anything from Zoella is actually a cute Christmas Gift Idea!

#8 Touch LED Light Illuminated Make Up Vanity Mirror – Retails for £8.95 

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This is the cutest mirror that someone could add to their vanity. So many people have talked about and bought it. And so many people loved it. I think it is a cute gift idea and is an inexpensive one too!

#9 Kylie Cosmetics – The Naughty or Nice Kyshadow Palettes –  Retails for $44 each

This gift is for those who are Kylie Cosmetics fan. Both these palettes are currently in stock and their shades look equally cute. Which palette you choose for a gift depends on the person who you are buying it hehe! I think that any girl would love this … but that’s my opinion so I might be wrong!! (Just be careful as they might not arrive before Christmas, I ordered mine on November 27th and they haven’t even been shipped yet 😦 )

#10 Zoella Journal – Retails for £15

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This is for those girls who loves note taking or journaling or writing to do lists! And yes it is another Zoella product but like I said, Zoella has some amazing gift ideas from her collection! I think that this journal had to make it into my list of Christmas ideas for her as it is just too cute!

What did you think of My Christmas Gift Ideas? Where there ones you liked or disliked? Please let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading and for supporting my blog!!

And that’s all from me today!! Join me and my blog again today for the next Blogmas!! 

Happy Tuesday!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Blogmas Day 4 🎅🏻☃️🎄- Coconut Balls

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are enjoying my Blogmas content!! Be sure to be subscribed to my Youtube Channel KezziesCorner as there will be a bonus video coming!! So excited to share it with you all!!

For today’s blog post I thought why not share with you a recipe which is Christmas-sy and easy to do! 

Coconut Balls 

I am sure if you are Maltese you would have done Coconut balls once at school.

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Ingredients – 

  • 250g Morning Coffee biscuits – I had mine shipped from Malta curtesy of my parents
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 45g desiccated coconut (plus a extra for rolling the balls)
  • 1 (397g) tin condensed milk

Instructions – 

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  • Crush the biscuits into tiny little pieces into a large bowl – best way to do this is to place the biscuits in a small plastic bag and crush them using a rolling pin.
  • Then add 45g of coconut pieces and 5 table spoons of cocoa powder to the mixture
  • Then add 1 whole tin of condensed milk (I like adding half and half so to make sure you mix your whole mixture.
  • And then here comes the messy part – with your hands you are going to take from the mixture and roll it into small balls.
  • After you have used up all the mixture, sprinkle with coconut and there you have coconut balls.

Have you ever tried making coconut balls? What’s your favourite dessert dish for Christmas? Comment down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo