Sweet Sparkle Unboxing – November – Precious Metals (Better late than never!)

Hi everyone,

Yes I KNOW! This unboxing is a tad late! I know it is late because November was 2 months ago and I already received my December box which I still have yet to try out.

The look I created with the November Box

Unlike Lip Monthly I like doing full videos related to Sweet Sparkle because if you don’t know, the box sends out a couple of products whereby you can create an entire look! So I like just opening the box and filming myself to see what look I create with said products. However, I do not think that is going to be the case for the December box.

Comment down below if you want to see a video of me unboxing the December box as well as doing a makeup look with those products!

Anyways, so here is my video, 2 months late of the November Sweet Sparkle Unboxing.

You could visit their website right here on – http://www.sweetsparkle.com

A Month Subscription costs $24.50 so it is a little bit pricey however, we get products from drugstore brands (such as Jordana, Wet n’Wild, LA Girl etc… ) which for us Maltese we don’t see much of.

However there are different plans you could sign up to and if you want to have a look you can click here.

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The November month’s theme was Precious metals and so we got a pure metals fluid eyeshadow and metallic lipstick which I was excited about because I don’t own anything metallic in my collection!

BUT I was disappointed with this box because unlike the previous boxes we did not receive a MASCARA and I don’t think it was worth the money. I didn’t even receive the Precious Metals theme card we get every month. So it was a THUMBS DOWN for me.

Here is the video –

Here is what we received – 

Beauty Treats – Roses Eyeshadow Palette

This is an eyeshadow palette which I have used this eyeshadow palettes on other occasions besides for this video. That means that I liked it especially the rose pink shade I used in the video.

The eyeshadows are quite powder-y however I was not bothered by it.
Absolute New York Products – Pure Metal Veil Fluid Eyeshadow – in Champagne

I loved this product and loved experimenting with it. It emphasised my lines on my eyelids but concealing them and setting the concealer it should help.
LA Girl -Glide Gel Eyeliner

For the makeup look I created I wish I never used this product. But applying this product on its own with maybe one coloured eyeshadow on my eyelid would be great!
Jordana – Coral Sandy Beach Blush Powder

The blush is not my favourite colour however, it applied well on my cheeks.
City Color – Highlight Trio Palette

This highlight I LOVE! I love using the 2 lightest shades in the palette. Cannot see that yellow one as a bronzer as it has chunks of glitter inside.

I don’t like bronzers like that. But I love love love the last two light shades; they give a lovely highlighted look.
Klean Color Metallic Lip Gloss

I have never ever tried a Metallic lipstick before until tryout this one. It is a little sticky and it is not my favourite colour however the brand’s formula is amazing as it dries completely matte and lasts quite a long time!

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How the metallic Liquid Lipstick looked on my lips

So what did you think of this month’s box? Are you subscribed to this subscription? 

Thank you so much for reading, and I wish you a lovely day/evening!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Best Friend does my Voiceover Challenge!!

Everyone, it’s 2017!!! 

I hope you all had a lovely New Year’s! Mine went by in a blur! Literally it flew by, I didn’t realise how quick a day can pass when you are so tired from all the dancing that you did the night before!!

Anyway’s back on Saturday – the last day of 2016 – I uploaded a video and never got a chance to share it here on my blog. As I share every video I upload here on my blog I thought that this video couldn’t be the first one that I forget to share here!

Especially since it is a video that I will constantly watch even in years to come! I never did this before but in this video I was accompanied with Amy who is my best friend and I love her to bits! She even agreed to do this video with me and I am so grateful for her doing so, because not only did it come so good but I really enjoyed doing it with her as well!

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So lately I have noticed this boyfriend/best friend does my makeup voiceover challenge and I thought that this would be a fun video to do and share with you guys! I really hope you enjoy watching it!

As a note please remember that we both did the script and she in by no means or ways did she say those things with an intention to hurt me but we both wrote the voiceover to be as funny as possible!!

Here is the video –

Here are all the products that I used as in the video they weren’t really mentioned (I also hope you like the makeup look) –

  • Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer
  • LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Green
  • Milani Concealer in Warm Beige
  • Milani Conceal Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation in 01 Creamy Vanilla
  • Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer in the shade Classic Beige
  • Milani Face Powder in Light Medium
  • Billion Dollar Brows Eyebrow Pencil
  • Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Beach Goddess Eyeshadow Palette
  • Shades used –
  • Fiji – Shimmery Rose Gold Shade
  • Maui – Shimmery Pink/Purple Shade
  • Bora Bora – Shimmery Gold Shade
  • St Barts – Shimmery Dark Rose Gold Shade
  • Tahiti – Matte Iced Pink Shade
  • Jordana Fabuliner liquid eyeliner
  • Essence Colourflash Volume Mascara
  • Essence I love Extreme Volume Mascara
  • QiBest Longlasting Liquid lipstick in the shade number 607
  • MUA Bronzed Perfection Shimmer in Sahara Sunlight
  • MUA Blusher in Bonbon
  • City Color Highlight Trio

I really did forget the bronzer/blusher/highlight steps!! That wasn’t a joke HAHA!

What did you think of the video? Did you like the makeup look? How was your new year? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Anywho’s be sure to expect more posts here on my blog as this year I really would like to write more and not only post videos!!

I hope you have a lovely day!

Love Kezia

xoxo

New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial 2016

Hi everyone !! 

A new video is finally up on my channel and I am so excited to share it with you all!

This time it is a New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial!! 

It is a collab with my friend Sandhya – visit her channel right here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrutqc5s1Pvl2o4ggtBCHVA

I hope you can check out her channel and support her too!

I love making makeup looks which are simple and I don’t like adding too many things on my face because that’s me.

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But in this video I did put on fake eyelashes because I guess for New Year’s Eve your lashes should pop more than usual in my opinion!

I really hope you enjoy this makeup look! Don’t forget to give my video a thumbs up and to press SUBSCRIBE if you would like to see more videos from my channel!

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I would like to personally thank everyone who have subscribed on my youtube channel it means the world to me!!

Here is the video – 

Here are all the products that I used in the video plus what brushes I used – 

  • NYE Makeup Tutorial
  • Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer
  • LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Green
  • Real Techniques Makeup Sponge
  • Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation – Blur And Nourish in Shade Natural 50
  • LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Porcelain
  • Rimmel London Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder – Transparent
  • PS… Contour Kit – Bronzer
  • Ebay – Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde
  • Rimmel London Brow This Way in Blonde
  • NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
  • Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore
  • Milani Concealer in Warm Beige
  • Beauty Treats Roses Eyeshadow Palette
  • Dusty Rose/Beige Matte Shade
  • Warm Rose/Red Shimmer Shade
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Paisley
  • Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Liner
  • Eylure Naturals Fake Eyelashes – n.27
  • Milani Runway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte in Notion
  • MUA Undress Your Skin Highlight in Iridescent Gold

Makeup Brushes used –

  • Milani Foundation Brush
  • Milani Powder/Bronzer Brush
  • Milani Blending Brush
  • Zoeva Petit Luxe Crease Brush
  • Zoeva Eyebrow brush
  • Ebay Flat Eyeshadow Brush

What do you think of this makeup look? If you do try it out then tweet/insta/fb me the photos by tagging me!! All my social media links are listed on my blog or in the description of my video!! 

Thank you so much for reading/watching, hope you all have a lovely evening/day.

Love Kezia

xoxo

Blogmas Day 7 – Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing great !! Tomorrow is a public holiday therefore, a day off. I think it will be a day filled with watching Gilmore Girls episodes.

Today’s Blogmas post shall be about my new video that I just uploaded and one that I am so excited about because I really love the way it turned out!!

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It is my first Holiday themed video minus my room not being decorated all christmassy yet! But alas the filming needed to be done and so here it is!!

It is a collab with my friend from Trina Beauty

Be sure to support & subscribe to her channel !!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvxSo93G1QMqWTNFGQ1goA

Her video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXtACGGVgak&t=113s

I really enjoyed filming this makeup look and creating it. I knew what I wanted and love the shades that are found in the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette.

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And the lip shade I used is a perfect dark red for these Holiday months! It is from the brand that I love called MUA – Makeup Academy. The shade I used was Flair. I love this shade and it lasted a long time on my lips as I went out for lunch with this look. Yes, I had to retouch it after I ate but that was a simple task to do.

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The products that I used in this video were – 

NYX Angel Veil Primer

LA Girl PRO conceal in green

NYX Mineral Stick Foundation

NYX HD Photogenic Concealer – Fair

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder in Transparent

NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette

Contour Shades – Tan & Toffee

Highlight Shades – Ice Queen & Soft Light

Benefit Hervana Blush

Ebay Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Blonde

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Shades used –

Nudie – soft pink nude matte

Faith – medium warm brown matte

Extra Bitter – burnt orange matte

Blow – Light nude Demi matte

Lockout – rich neutral brown matte

Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Kiko extra sculpt volume mascara

MUA velvet lip lacquer in Flair

Here is the video –

I really hope you enjoyed reading my post/watching my video.

Did you like the Holiday Look? Comment down below on yout thoughts on it! 

Thank you so much for reading.

Love Kezia

xoxo

Sweet Sparkle October Unboxing – Shades of Fall

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.

I have uploaded a new video and am in the mood to write a blog post about it. It could be because the window’s curtains are opened, and sunshine is passing through or because I finally feel so much better.

So since I have this energy mood, that equals me to being able to sit down comfortable on my bed, put a pillow under my laptop, turn on my pumpkin spice candle and I am good to go to write. Ahhh I love this good mood.

So today I uploaded a video of me unboxing the October Sweet Sparkle Beauty Box and the theme of the month was Shades of Fall.

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You could visit their website right here if you are interested in subscribing and would like further information. There are three different types of subscriptions from you to choose from.

https://www.sweetsparkle.com/

The products that I got were – 

Miss Adoro Blending Sponge

This blending sponge looks cute but I personally feel that it doesn’t do an accurate job of blending out your foundation/concealer to a natural looking finish.

I think the Real Techniques Beauty Blender is much better!

City Color Smokey Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

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I preferred this eyeshadow palette to the one we got back in the September box from Jordana. I think this eyeshadow palette has a better colour pay out and the eyeshadows blend well altogether.

I also think that the packaging is so ideal and compact, it is not heavy and it is small so it would be a perfect palette to take with you when you are travelling.

Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner in Black

I actually was impressed by this liquid eyeliner. I usually am not a fan of pen eyeliners as I feel that they are patchy and don’t give you the best colour pay off. Even though, I had to go over the line to be happy with the final look, I really liked this eyeliner.

Milani Runaway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara

I LOVE this mascara. I had even loved last month’s mascara by Jordana.

But this one is so good and I have been using it constantly! The wand is a basic wand, it seperates your lashes evenly and does not leave them clumpy. It does not transfer onto your eyelid and I just love it!

Wet n Wild coloricon Blush – shade apricot in the middle

This may not be my favourite colour as a blush – as I more of a pink blush girl – but with the look I created in the video and the theme of the month it goes really well. And I cannot say that the Wet n Wild Blushes aren’t good as that would be a lie. They blend nicely on your cheeks and makes your blush complexion even,

Nicka K New York Duo Highlighter NDO010

I have mixed feelings about the product. I mean I swatched them one shade barely showed and the other was a chalky white. And personally, I do not want a chalky white on my cheek as a highlight. I prefer the gold highlights you know?

But the colour payoff of this palette is quite bleak and you can barely tell that there is any highlight even when applying both shades. So I guess, this palette would be perfect for those people who are looking more of a subtyle and dainty highlight rather than the bright in your face highlights.

Rude Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Swank

So one thing I have to say, each month the box comes with a card and the card will have a picture of a model probably wearing all the makeup products together with the name of the theme of the month.

The lip colour she is wearing is more of a purple-mauve shade but the lipstick I got is more peach toned rather than purple mauve-y toned. Now I don’t know if the model is wearing the lipstick or not, or because we have different shaded lips but Kezia was disappointed.

I mean when I swatched the lipstick on my hand I was so excited to try it on. But when I did I saw the shade as being a common shade that I already have in my collection. I cannot say that the formula of the lipstick wasn’t good, cos it was. It was not drying on the lips but moisturing and creamy.

So there you have it, those are all the products I received from Sweet Sparkle in the October box.

If you want to see me trying out the products and giving you my thoughts on them then you can watch it right here – 

I really hope you enjoyed reading!

Thank you for all the support!!

Happy Sunday!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Sweet Sparkle Beauty Box – Review

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing?

Everyone is back to work/school, so hope you’re all doing okay and have settled back into your routines.

Me? I am still grasping the concept of getting out of the house by 7am.

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Today’s video is about a new subscription box that sends every month. It’s called Sweet Sparkle and it is based in America.

You can watch my video right here –

What intrigued me is that it sends out full sized products which is super!!

Also, the brands vary and I like the fact that I can try out new American brands that are difficult to get over here in Malta.

I found out this box existed from my friend over on youtube Elle.

Visit Elle’s Channel –
https://www.youtube.com/user/elleoenigma

You can visit Sweet Sparkle‘s website here to get more information about the product –
https://www.sweetsparkle.com/

Every month comes with a theme – this month’s theme is All American Girl.

Products Mentioned –

1. CITY COLOR Contour & Define Palette: http://amzn.to/2bTNFI5img_5026

In this palette I mostly liked the highlight as it really is super pigmented and gives such a lovely glow.

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Yes it did arrive broken but I managed to fix it !! Just a little hack I learnt through watching youtube videos!!

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2. WET N WILD Contour Brush: http://amzn.to/2cy4IoF

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I actually really like this brush, it is super soft and blends products well!
3. JORDANA Powder Eyeshadow: http://amzn.to/2bTNnCu

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This eyeshadow isn’t the best. Even though the palette offers lovely natural shades they do not have long lasting power.
4. JORDANA Best Lash Extreme Mascara: http://amzn.to/2bTNNHH

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I really like this mascara and have used it on more occassions. It does not give you such a volumised look but it offers more of a natural long looking lash look in my opinion.
5. KLEANCOLOR Retractable Lip & Eye Liner: http://amzn.to/2cnhL8l

The lip liner applied smoothly on my lips and went on great. I loved applying this before applying the liquid lipstick that was also in the box.
6. RUDE Notorious Liquid Lip Color: http://amzn.to/2bTO8dd

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I absolutely LOVE this shade! Like I said in the video it reminds me of the JOLLY christmas season! It is such a nice vibrant red shade perfect for the holiday season!! It is a little sticky but it does not transfer (just a little – literally a LITTLE).

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7. REVLON Photoready Kajal Liner: http://amzn.to/2bTODWs

I do not like the white side of the pencil however, I really like the black side. The pencils themselves are a little harsh and not soft. But the black went on really well on my waterline.

I am so excited for the next box because in the end I love how the look came out!!

Hope you enjoyed my post/video!!

Thank you so much for reading/watching!!

Love Kezia

xoxo