Pamper products you might need during this Isolation Period!

Hi guys !!

Let’s see how much I will keep up to my blogging schedule, because if you didn’t know, I am trying to write up a blog post every Saturday!!

How are you all today? Me … not bad I guess, just a little confused. Malta is doing really well with regards to the COVID-19 situation, we even are getting some restrictions lifted starting from next Monday. Like clothes shops and shoe shops are reopening. You cannot go into changing rooms to try clothes or shoes, masks need to be worn and only a limited amount of people are allowed in the shop at once.

I mean it’s a start. Yet, I feel confused as to what I can do and what I cannot do. Like am I allowed to mix with other people? I mean I still live at home with my parents and brother, and well do not wish to put them at risk, so am practising strict isolation measures whereby I meet NO ONE. I mean I do go to work twice a week, and when I am home I take precautions and this means yes, that I don’t get any hugs … which I really miss !! I mean I do hug Nemo, she is my only proper contact and she’s not a hugger or a cuddler which makes it even worse.

This no hugging or cuddling is affecting me I think. Anyways point of the story, I am confused. Anyways, one thing I know how to do is pamper myself and I have found 3 products which have pampered me and made me feel better! These are the following –

#1 These are the Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner from Jo Hansford. I received all these items in the Lookfantastic Beauty Box I am subscribed too. I chose to subscribe to something like this, cos I thought …”hey it might introduce me to some new products.” And it has!!

So their scents might not be my favourite I felt that they were strong fruity scents but my hair did love them!! It was soft, shiny and not frizzy! I have highlights in my hair and these products did brighten them up and keep my lights ashy rather than go all brassy! Highly recommend you check this brand out!

#2 The next products is this Coffee Scrub!! I just featured this in my recent video on my YT Channel! I will link the video further down in this post!! I found this in the April 2020 lookfantastic box! OMG I loved using this! When I got out of the shower my skin felt super soft!!! I absolutely loved it!!! The only thing I do not like with coffee scrubs is how messy they can be! But so worth it!! It’s waiting for me in the shower to use it again!

#3 And my final product for today is this Starskin Face Mask! – OH MY GOD! IS ALL I HAVE TO STAY! First of all I have never used a sheet mask which includes 2 steps ! This one does! The first step was to use that capsule which came with pure camelia oil and I kinda used it all !! You only are meant to apply a little bit of drops but yes I used it all!! And then step 2 is applying the sheet mask! And let me tell you I can easily say that this is the best sheet mask I have ever tried in my entire life! Again, this was found in the April 2020 box of Lookfantastic and I loved it!!!! I highly recommend this mask!

YOU NEED TO TRY IT OUT! It gives you that pampered spa feeling!

Anyways, those were the three products I wished to share with you all for this week!! Have you tried any of them? Please let me know in the comments down below!!

Anywhos, that’s all for me today! Before I go I wish to share with you what videos I uploaded this week on my YT channel

Last Weekly Vlog uploaded –

Then we had on Wednesday a full face of Primark Makeup tested out –

And then yesterday I uploaded my unboxing of the April 2020 Lookfantastic Beauty box –

And I of course post everyday on my Instagram & Facebook Page, so you can always follow me their!! Oh and I have tik tok too!!!

I hope you are all taking care!!! Thank you all for your amazing support!!!

Join me again for another blog post *fingers crossed* next Saturday!!

Until Next Time!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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

 

Chi Malta – Tea Tree Oil Range

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all doing great!

Today’s blog post is all about the Tea Tree Oil range by Chi. A big thanks goes to Chi Malta for giving me this lovely opportunity of trying out these products and sharing them with you all!

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I have been using these products for nearly 3 months now. I have psoriasis on my scalp which is a condition that leaves my scalp all itchy and flakey! But this hair range has helped in soothing my scalp without leaving my hair dry and boring; as that is what happens when I use psoriasis appropriate shampoos.

This is a shampoo that you can use if you have psoriasis as in my case it didn’t give me any reactions after having used the products. I also use the Tea Tree Hair range with other Chi products such as the Kardashian Beauty line and the Rose Hip Oil Range (a review on these products will be coming out soon too!)

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All the Tea Tree Oil products are Tea Tree scented – therefore if you are not a fan of that scent I wouldn’t recommend. However, for me it doesn’t bother me, in fact I have grown to like the scent as I have not always been a fan. Also all products are Paraben Free.

Tea Tree Oil – Shampoo

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The shampoo gently cleanses your scalp and helps in ‘removing any impurities’ whilst balancing oils in the scalp and strengthening the hair. I apply the shampoo first of course by using a small amount and using my palms to distribute it evenly though my damp hair. I than leave it sit for a bit before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

I really do believe that it has helped my hair grow and not remain the same exact length. Yes it is a slow growth process but I have noticed that my hair is growing faster than it usually does when using other hair products.

Of course I cannot say that it is only thanks to the Tea Tree Oil hair range that is making hair growth happen, because as I said before I use other Chi products; because what I do is use the Tea Tree Oil range three times and then use either the Kardashian Beauty or Rose Hip Oil range the following wash after.

Tea Tree Oil – Revitalizing Masque

I almost have finished this product and I hope I am not using more than I should! This masque is filled with ‘rich conditioning ingredients’ and helps to provide moisture to the hair and ‘restores vitality’.

I use this after rinsing off the shampoo and apply this only from the middle parts of my hair to the ends. I leave it sit for around 5-10 minutes and then rinse with cool water.

I notice that when I don’t apply the masque, my hair isn’t as soft as when I would have applied it. It also helps in having knot free hair.

Tea Tree Oil – Conditioner 

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The conditioner helps to add moisture and nourishes the hair. It is a soothing agent and is quite a ‘lightweight conditioner’. I apply this after I have rinsed off the masque.

I use a small amount and use my palms of my hands to distribute evenly from the middle sections of my hair to ends. I personally do not use this on my scalp. I then leave it to sit for 3-5 minutes and rinse with warm water.

What I like doing is I take my detangler brush with me in the shower and before applying my conditioner I gently brush my hair and then apply my conditioner. I do this so if I have any knots I detangle them.

I find that this helps me once I am out of the shower as my hair tends to get knotted easily. After having come out of the shower I use my brush again to brush my hair. Since I already have brushed it beforehand it isn’t as knotty as it would have been if I skipped the brushing step in the shower!

Chi Tea Tree Oil – Serum 

After having brushed my hair I apply a small amount of this serum. You can apply this on wet or dry hair.

This serum is made up of Tea Tree and Peppermint. It includes essential nutrients for ‘silky, smooth and healthy looking hair’ whilst also having ‘UV and thermal protection’.

After applying all these products I dry my hair with a hair dryer or leave it to dry on its own. The result is soft, silky, smooth, healthy and knot free hair. I find that my hair gets a bit dry on the third day after having used the Tea Tree Oil range.

And finally, thanks to Chi Malta I was also given to test out the –

 Chi Tea Tree Oil – Soothing Scalp Spray

If I feel my scalp itching in any way I use this soothing scalp spray. It helps in ‘relieving the itching or irritation’. i simply spray where the itching is occurring and leave it sit and not rinse.

The itching sensation usually subsides after a few minutes. I do not tend to reach for this product a lot.

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After using all the products

I really hope you enjoyed reading my blog post! Have you ever tried out any of these products by Chi? Or maybe others? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

The Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Oil Hair Products – Review

Hi everyone! 

I am so excited to be coming with a review about a Shampoo, Conditioner and a Black Seed Dry Oil!

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I had been wanting to try out this hair care line after seeing many posts all over Facebook of people trying it out! Thanks to CHI MaltaYou could visit their Facebook Page for more product info – I got the opportunity!!

I have been trying out these products I would say for over a month and it was about time I wrote up a review!

Before doing so, I should remind you about my hair type – I have a dry/oily scalp. Mostly oily at the top and dry at my ends. I also have psoriasis which is a skin issue whereby I only use the Kardashian Beauty products once every three times I wash it.

I cannot use these products alone due to this skin issue as I could have flare ups! I actually am using this alongside the Chi Tea Tree Oil Hair Care line! Yes I will be posting a review on those products soon!

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With this combo I have found my hair to be softer, more voluminous and looks more alive rather than just sitting there on my head looking as plain as can be; as this was the actual state of my hair when I only used psoriasis treatment shampoos – they made my hair lose its texture as well as its shape!

The products I have tried from the Kardashian Beauty Line are – The Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo, the Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Conditioner and finally the Black Seed Dry Oil!

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I received it in this gorgeous bag which I absolutely adore – perfect for travelling! I also got a bath sponge as well!

The Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo 

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This shampoo comes in a clear gel sort of formula; it does not have such a strong scent to it, which I actually was looking for. However, when drying it I don’t know if it is the shampoo or conditioner but I do find to have a nice scent to my hair.

It gently cleansed my hair without stripping it out of its moisture-y feeling! I was also happy with how the shampoo made my hair feel soft and light to my finger tips when rinsing off the product! It also helped cleanse my hair of any impurities.

The Shampoo also states to help protect hair against environmental stressors and strengthens the hair. I do find my hair to be more healthier and glow-y when using these new products!

The Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Conditioner

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Before I use any conditioner, I always like using my de-tangler brush to brush my hair in the shower. I then would apply the conditioner to the ends of my hair and let it sit a bit before rinsing it out!

The formula of this conditioner worked very well on my hair! After allowing it to sit and then rinsing it off, my hair felt so soft and silky – I loved the feeling! It did not feel dry whatsoever! With every time I use this conditioner I notice my hair gets softer and softer!

I also easily get knots in my hair however after using these products they have decreased and brushing it after I wash it has become easier!

This conditioner states that it has “essential vitamins and antioxidants for a shiny, smooth, frizz free finish!”– Which I can only agree to as my hair doesn’t look like such a hot mess when coming out of the shower as my hair is prone to frizz. However, these products helped to keep the frizz under control.

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil 

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I like applying this after I have brushed my hair, after having washed it; and I would only apply it to to ends of my hair.

It states to be a “nutrient rich treatment and styling” oil that helps nourish the hair for it to be stronger, thicker, smoother and shinier. It has a very light formula which helps to easily absorb and instantly strengthens and smooths the hair.

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As I said my hair looks shinier and feels smoother – therefore the dry oil must be working too! Also the ends of my hair do not feel dry or stressed, however they feel silky smooth and healthy!

Have you ever tried these products? Which one was your favourite?

If not, are you wanting to try them out?

Thank you so much for reading, I wish you all a lovely weekend!

Love Kezia

xoxo