New Products from Rimmel & Eylure – First Impressions

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing well!

Today I am coming to you with a REVIEW on some products from two brands – Rimmel and Eylure.

Some products were sent to me and I would like to thank Rimmel Malta and Eylure Malta for sending me these products and giving me the chance to review them for you guys! I really enjoyed trying them out!

So let’s begin! 

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I created a summer-y eye look thanks to the Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow palette and then tamed my brows thanks to the Rimmel Brow this Way – 3 in 1 Soft Powder in Medium Brown. I ordered this of Feelunique. I had never tried out any powder brow product, but I really loved using this one.

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I filled in my brows so fast and the product just went on smoothly. The powder is pigmented so go in with a light hand.

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I then tested out on one eye the – Eylure New Patented Effect – Layered Lash – 3 Dimension in number 119 Lashes. [These were sent to me] These lashes are layered and thanks to that they give more length and volume.

The pack also came with a glue and I love the glues that come with these Eylure sets as they stick the lashes on well and they also last long. What I loved about these lashes is that they were easy to apply and they had a natural effect to them.

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I had to cut a piece off the fake lash as they were a little too big for my eyes; so make sure to measure them to see if they are a good size fit.

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I then tested out the Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara on the other eye. [This product was sent to me] I shook the mascara and when you shake it, this will help it to remain clump free. The mascara lengthened and separated my lashes ever so well.

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It didn’t transfer on my eyelid and it volumised my lashes nicely. I love the concept of shaking it in order to remain clump free, do it every so often.

Here is a photo that shows the lashes on one eye and the mascara on the other eye –

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I then stuck the Eylure lashes on the other eye and used the Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara to set my lashes together with my real lashes on the right eye – as you can see you will notice immediately the difference between the two eyes.

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I then also got to try out the Rimmel Radiance Brick Multi Tonal Shimmer Powder in 001 Light. [This product was sent to me]. The powder contains speckles of glitter, it is a mix of light beige to darker brown tones.

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I love how it applied on the skin, it is a simple and natural bronzer that just gives you a slight sunkissed look. So if you are like me and don’t like those chalky brown bronzers then this is the one for you. You can also use the lighter shade if you want a very subtle highlight.

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I then also tested out the NEW Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours. I managed to get my hands on them from Feelunique. I am so happy that Rimmel came out with these new matte liquid lipsticks!

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I got 5 different shades and with this look I used Be My Baby!

It’s a lovely nude shade. I find these lipsticks to creamy and not drying. They last long and have a very moussey consistency. There are lots of shades, mostly nudes. If you are a liquid lipstick lover then I highly recommend you trying them out!

The other shades I got were –

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Fire Starter – Gorgeous Red Shade

Blush – Baby Pink Shade

Rose & Shine – a Darker Pink Shade

Pink Bliss – Lighter Pink Shade

Overall finished makeup look –

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And the final product I shall be reviewing is the Eylure Body Tape – Pre Cut Adhesive Stripes. [This product was sent to me] They come in 2 shapes and in total you get 27 strips. I prefer the curved strips.

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They stick on really well and last long too. If you are wearing a top that might not allow to wear a bra or a stick on bra I really recommend these as these are another alternative. They are easy to use, long lasting and you can use them more than once!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post! I really enjoyed writing this up and also creating this look! Thank you so much for reading it!

Have you ever tried out any of these products from Rimmel or Eylure? Comment down below!

Again, thank you to both Rimmel Malta and Eylure Malta for these wonderful products!

Until next time, 

Kezia 

xoxo

 

May 2017 Makeup Favourites

Hi Makeup Lovers,

How are you all doing? June has arrived, and with June here Malta has gotten a lot of sun and a lot of heat.

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But since May has passed I thought why not do a blog post all about my May 2017 favourites. I have been trying out some of these products for a while now, some have been at me longer than others. But anyways, here we go …

#1 Benefit – The POREfessional Face Primer 

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So as you know, I attended Fashion Week in Malta last week,  and this basically saved me! It is quite a heavy formula and very creamy but it does the job of hiding those yucky pores I so hate!

#2 Urban Decay – All Nighter Liquid Foundation

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Yes, this is quite a heavy foundation, but I really like how it sits and stays on my skin. It has a high coverage formula and just blends on nicely. I love applying this foundation with my Beauty Blender.

#3 NYX HD Photogenic Concealer 

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I love this concealer and have it in 2 shades. The shade I had been using mostly in May was CW 04 – Beige. I love using this shade to cover up my blemishes and any redness I would be having!

#4 Rimmel – Match Perfection Loose Powder – Translucent 

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I love using this powder to bake my under eye concealer. It just sets it so nicely and doesn’t get creased throughout the day. Mine has been at me for a few months now and the tub has gotten all messy! So maybe if this was in a better form of packaging I would love it even more!

#5 Anastasia Beverly Hills – Nicole Gurriero Glow Kit

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I love this highlighting palette, I had saved up for it and was so happy once it had arrived. It includes six gorgeous shades, and wouldn’t change it for anything. When I am going out for a special occasion I always whip this out! My favourite shades are Glo Getter and Day Dream.

#6 Violet Voss – Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette 

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This is the last makeup product I bought and for now will not be buying more… I hope. But I had been saving up for it for a while and I finally got it. I was either going to buy this one or the HUDA beauty one but decided for this one. The pigmentation of these shadows is amazing and they blend so nicely. I love the colour choice in this palette, you can create so many different looks!

However, I do have one sad thing to say – I thought the packaging would be more of high end quality, instead it is quite bulky and for the price you pay I was a little bit disappointed by the box.

#7 BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick – Glory

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This is the perfect red shade! I love it and I love the formula of the BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks. They literally last all day and they won’t go anywhere! In fact when removing them I turn into a clown because they really just stay there on the lips!

#8 Urban Decay – All Nighter Setting Spray

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Last week I needed my makeup to not run anywhere, I needed it to remain the way when I finished doing my makeup. And this is the product to keep any makeup going somewhere! I love this, it doesn’t have a scent and it settles nicely on the skin!

Those were my May 2017 favourites!

Have you tried any of these products? 

What were your May favourites? I would love to know!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Testing out Technic Makeup

Hi makeup lovers, 

How are you all doing? Today’s blog post is all about my new video dedicated to an Animal Cruelty free makeup brand called Technic.

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It is a UK brand that sells a variety of makeup products at reasonable prices. I would like to thank Technic for giving this amazing opportunity to try out their products!!

You could find all of Technic’s products right here – http://www.lovethymakeup.com/products/technic/

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Products Mentioned –

Technic Strobe FX Cream Highlighting Cream -Sunkissed

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Now I have never used such a product, so this was a first to me. You could apply this both under your foundation for that glow-y effect or as you would apply any normal highlight powder on the highest regions of your cheeks to achieve such a highlight.

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It comes in a creamy formula that soaks into your skin quickly if applied before foundation. It does give my foundation look a more glow-y texture. And it blends easily if you apply it in the highlighted areas.

This is a very dainty highlight so don’t expect it to be so bam boom bam of a highlight if you know what I mean!

Technic Colour Max Baked Eyeshadows – Silverado

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OMG! I love this simple cute palette. It comes in six different baked metallic eyeshadows. Mostly focusing on the grey/silver/blue/white shades. Therefore, you could easily create some smokey makeup looks with this palette.

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The pigmentation of these shadows is AMAZING! I mean they swatch well but when applied with a brush they are still amazing nonetheless. And I applied them both with MAC Fix plus and without.

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They blend easily on the lid and stay on well after having applied a primer on the lid.

Technic Monster Lash Mascara

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I have never tried such a mascara with a spider looking wand at the end! It really separated my lashes ever so well! It didn’t volumise them so much however, it did give my lashes the additional length they needed.

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But I was impressed by how the spider looking edge of the wand is perfect to apply to the bottom lashes – it helps as it decreases the messy-ness.

Technic Get Gorgeous Highlighting Powder – Pink Sparkle

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I don’t usually go for highlights which have glitter speckles in them. But this again is quite a dainty highlight – it comes out more than the Sunkissed Strobe FX cream but it still isn’t that va va voom highlight.

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I think I prefer the Strobing cream to this just because the Pink Sparkle highlighting powder contains those glitter speckles.

Technic Colour Max Lipstick – Kiss Catch 

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Whilst filming the video I never found the name of the lipstick. And was so disappointed when I didn’t find a name for this lipstick as I love lipsticks with names! But with more searching I found it and the name of the lipstick is Kiss Catch. 

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Now in the Technic Colour Max Lipstick Range you find a variety of shades and of sheer or matte formula. The one I got is a matte formula and I absolutely love it. It has a faint scent. But it applies so nicely and smoothly on the lips. It doesn’t last as much as I would want it to but it is so easy to reapply.

I also love the shade Kiss Catch – a lovely rosey everyday pink. I really recommend these lipsticks as they aren’t drying at all rather they are quite moisturising on the lips!

Have you ever tried any of these products? Or have you tried any products from Technic? 

Comment down below!!

Thank you so much for reading/watching! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

Collective Makeup Haul

Hi Makeup lovers,

How are you all doing today?

I simply had to come here and share with you all my latest video! This time it was all about the latest makeup products to my collection.

Now I purchased these all throughout autumn/winter so I did not purchase these all at one go!!

Here were the products I purchased – 

MAC Retro Matte – Ruby Woo

A perfect red matte lipstick – love the red shade of this lipstick and it is one of the most popular shades of Mac lipsticks!
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Topped with Brandy

MAC recently came out with new shades in their Retro Matte liquid lipstick line and I had to pick this shade! It’s a lovely a deep brown shade.
Purchased from Cult Beauty –
Pixi – It’s Judy Time Eyeshadow Palette

I love this eyeshadow palette. The shadows are very pigmented and last all day. They are also easy to blend.
NYX Strobe Genius Illumination Palette

I love this palette. I love the powder highlights and they have a lovely finish.
Purchased from NYX Malta –
NYX HD Photogenic Foundation

I tried this once and was a little disappointed as I had high hopes for this foundation! I thought it would have high coverage but it isn’t so. In my opinion it’s more of a foundation with medium coverage. Will try to test it out more.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Stockholm & London

I love the formula of these lip creams. They don’t last long but they are so small so you can easily take them with you wherever you go to reapply.
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer – Fair

I love this concealer. It stays nicely on the under eye regions of the face and is long lasting. It also has a lovely finish and doesn’t crease when set well with the right powder!
Sleek – Precious Metals Highlighting Palette

I love this highlighting palettes. I love the cream highlight and just by using my fingertips I apply it to my highest parts of my cheekbones. It just have the perfect golden shimmer highlights!
Purchased from ladymakeup.eu

Don’t forget that I have a 10% discount code that you can use at checkout – KEZIA10
NYX High Voltage Lipstick – Wine and Dine

Love the shade of this lipstick – such a gorgeous deep wine.
MUA – Velvet Lip Lacquer – Passion

This is a gorgeous coral peach shade – perfect for the summer season!
L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Ever since I tried this foundation I absolutely fell in love with. It is such a lovely foundation with buildable coverage! Lasts for a while but you will definitely need to retouch it after a couple of hours. It is also not heavy on the skin.
L’Oreal Color Caresse Shine Stain – Berry Persistent and Lilac Everafter

I don’t like these much – they are very patchy and sticky.
Golden Rose Lipstick – Shade 12

Have’t tried this out on the lips yet!
Catrice All Matt Plus Foundation

I haven’t tried this one out yet but when I do I will surely let you all know!
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer – Porcelain

I have been loving this concealer! It sits well and doesn’t crease! However I prefer the NYX one over this.
Catrice Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder – Shade 10 Light Infusion

This is such a pretty highlight and you can work it out to be an intense one too!
Catrice All Matt Shine Control Powder

This powder works great and I can mattify my foundation and help it last longer. It has a lovely finish!
Purchased from Flormar Malta –
Flormar Matt Touch Foundation

I love this foundation – love that it has ingredients that also helps the skin! I love the finish of this foundation and it isn’t tacky either!
Flormar Loose Powder

This powder works well with the foundation from Flormar! It just sets everything so nicely and helps it last longer.
Flormar Ultra Black Eyeliner

I am embarrassed to say this but I haven’t tried this out yet.
Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick – Dark Violet and Fall Rose

I love these matte lipsticks – they honestly last long. They don’t have a strong scent to them but I love the finish look of these 2 lipsticks!
Purchased from Kiko (Rome) –
Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation

This is a great everyday natural foundation. It is a little sticky at first but do not worry it will settle down nicely!
Kiko 30 days extension night treatment booster

I haven’t tried this out yet!
Kiko Volume Attraction Mascara

I love the effect of these mascaras, they really lengthen and volumise my lashes!
Kiko Matte Lipstick – Shade 319 Velvet Passion

This I actually haven’t tried out yet!
Purchased from Wycon (Rome) –
Wycon Midnight Holiday Blush – Vintage Babe

OMG I love this blush. Besides the fact that it has amazing packaging, it also blends nicely on the skin! I love the two pink shades of the blush they blend nicely together.
Wycon Prime & Fine Powder

I love this powder, it was one of my monthly favourites of April. I just love the finished look it gives!
Wycon Champagne Party Lips – Monroe

This lipstick is goals – it just have a lovely red shade to it – the perfect signature to a Marilyn Monroe look.

Wycon Liquid Lipstick – Plum Call, All about Love and Wine Word

I love these lipsticks – they really last long and has a lovely finishing look!

(Sorry for the lack of pictures but you can view all the items in my video)

Have you tried out any of these products? Would you like to? 

Comment down below!!

Thank you so much for reading/watching!

Love Kezia

Happy weekend!

xoxo

Makeup Launch Event & Review on Blinc – World’s first tube forming Mascara and peelable eyeliner

Hi everyone, 

Today’s blog post is all about the Makeup brand called Blinc. A few days ago I attended a Makeup Launch party at Roseberry, Malta where an explanation of the makeup brand was given by Nataliya, with Danilo and Michaela helping her out.

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I really enjoyed myself at the event and met other Maltese Bloggers! Everyone was so lovely, and we got ourselves some baci, macaroons and a lovely welcome drink.

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The event itself was organised well and a presentation was given on the products that are available from blincIf you live in Malta like me you can find these products sold at Roseberry.

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Blinc is an American brand and is found at many high-end retailers such as Sephora. Blinc only focuses on eye products and are unique in their concepts – as they are the first makeup brand to create a tube forming mascara and peelable eyeliner!

The products claim to be water resistant, smudge proof, flake proof and fade proof. They claim that you can sleep with the mascara on and in the morning you can wake up with it and notice that it never moved! Blinc is also a makeup brand for those individuals who have sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, active people and those that desire a natural effortless look.  

They have various eye products from mascaras, eyeliners, eyeshadow primer, eyebrow mousse, an eyeshadow palette and various makeup brushes. Blinc is a company that takes its time when producing a product as it will take a number of years before launching any product.

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At the event we were all presented with a Mascara and Eyeliner from Blinc. I will now give a brief overview of the 2 products and then share my thoughts on them after having tried them out.

Blinc Eyeliner  – Brush it on … Slide it off

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This comes in various shades from black, blue, brown, grey to dark purple. It is the world’s first peelable eyeliner – I know, I was like how is this possible? This eyeliner is unlike any other and it isn’t made of a cosmetic paint like conventional eyeliners. It claims to not fade, smudge, run or flake – even if you cry or rub your eyes with your fingertips it won’t budge!

The eyeliner helps create a dramatic look that lasts  all day. It claims to be great for those with sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, performers and active people who want their eyeliner to stay in place since the moment they applied it.

When it comes to removing it you will not need any makeup remover. It simply comes off by sliding it off.

My thoughts – The eyeliner applied on easily and I had to go over it with two strokes to create my simple winged eye look. I let it dry for a few seconds and then I tested out whether its no smudge claim was true. And I used my fingertips and tried to rub it off but it didn’t move. (In next week’s vlog you will see my trying it out on camera as I tried again later on in the day.) So trust me when I say this that the eyeliner will not move or transfer on the lids.

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Eyeliner applied

 

When it came to removing it I applied warm water and forgot that I could just simply peel it off. Nonetheless, it came off and I did end up with black pieces of the eyeliner in my hands. But don’t worry, I knew that was normal and just used a face cloth to dry up the area.

Blinc Mascara AmplifiedStop painting your lashes … Tube them

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World’s first tube forming Mascara
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blinc Amplified Mascara

This is an interesting mascara as besides promising buildable volume and length that lasts all day; it also forms tiny water-resistant ‘tubes’ around your lashes! It is an oil free based mascara and it claims that it doesn’t run, smudge, clump or flake. This mascara comes in two colours either black or dark brown.

Again this product was clinically tested and is great for those active individuals, those with sensitive eyes and those who were contact lenses.

My Thoughts – I applied the mascara on both my top and bottom lashes. I applied it twice on my top lashes which added more volume and length.

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The finished look
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The Mascara and Eyeliner applied 

Again I tried smudging it off but it wouldn’t budge. It doesn’t transfer on the lids and just sits well all day. The volume effect didn’t decrease if only it remained the same throughout the day.

When it came to removing it again I used warm water and it just easily came off.

I truly was impressed by how both these products stayed on all day without any movement that you wouldn’t be too happy with. I was mostly impressed when it came to the removal when normally I would have to rub a couple of times before my eye makeup would be totally gone and the struggle was real! However, with these two products the struggle wasn’t there and they just simply slid off!

Have you ever tried out these products? Was this the first time you heard of Blinc? What do you think of the brand? Comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading! Thank you once again to Roseberry and Paloma Cosmetics ltd for inviting me and for a lovely event!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

 

 

Massive Essence Makeup Haul

Hi everyone, 

This is going to be a very short post sharing with you all my latest video!

I finally uploaded an Essence Makeup Haul. Essence has been one of my favourite brands since I started makeup. I wouldn’t replace some products for the world! They are such good quality and so inexpensive!

Here is the video showing you all the products – 

Products mentioned – 
Essence all about matt! oil free makeup – shade 10 – matt beige
Essence camouflage 2 in 1 makeup & concealer – shade 10 – ivory
Essence all about matt! Fixing compact powder
Essence sun club matt bronzing powder – shade 1- natural
Essence soft touch mousse makeup – shade 1 – matt sand, shade 2 – matt beige, shade 3 – matt honey and shade 4 – matt ivory
Essence get picture ready! Long lasting compact makeup – instant flawless finish in shade 10 – matt ivory
Essence camouflage 2 in 1 powder & makeup – shade 10 – ivory
Essence Shading Powder – bronzer and highlighter – shade light
Essence get picture ready! Brightening Concealer in shade 10 ivory
Essence matt touch blush – berry me up!
Essence Contouring Eyeshadow Set – Mauve meets marshmallows
Essence make me brow – shade 01 blondy brows
Essence eyebrow gel – colour and shape – shade 01 brown
Essence lash & brow mascara
Essence Rock n’doll volume & eye opening mascara
Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara – Rebel
Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl Mascara
Essence The False Lashes Mascara
Essence Colour Flash Volume Mascara
Essence Glossy Balm – Strawberry Cheesecake
Essence gel Eye pencil in urban jungle and around midnight
Essence effect eye pencil – metal phantom
Essence Kajal Pencil – Samba Green
Essence Big Bright Eyes – highlight it … funky
Essence Velvet Matte Lipstick – Silky Red
Essence Matt Matt Matt Longlasting Lipgloss – shades 01- la vie est belle, shade 02 – Girl of today, shade 04 – ready, set, impress! and shade 05
Essence all about deep sea eyeshadow palette
Essence all about romance eyeshadow palette
Essence Lipstick – wearing only a smile
Essence Lipstick – cute nude and my first love
Essence Nail polish – whisper of spring, i don’t care!, crunchy cake and sunny london
Essence colour booster nail polish
Essence Nail Stickers
Essence like a million miles away perfume

I really hope you like this video!

Have you ever tried any of these products or Essence?

Thank you so much for reading or watching!

Love Kezia

p.s.HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY ALL YOU LOVELY LADIES!!

Lip Monthly – February 2017 Unbagging

Hi Lip Lovers,

How are you all doing? 

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Today, I shall be writing up a blog post all about the February 2017 Lip Monthly bag. Again, I received this bag so late and I really wanted to do a video about it. However, I think now it is too late to do one as the March bag I hope is going to be sent soon!

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This month’s bag retailed for $60. It came in a cute pink material type bag. I prefer these types of bags rather than the plastic ones we used to get before. They really had a weird scent to them!

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This month we got 3 lip products and 1 bonus eye shadow.

The Products were – 

Cargo Eyeshadow – Shade Cyprus – Retails for $16

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So this isn’t really a favourite shadow of mine. The formula is quite powder-y yet it isn’t too much. So it’s just the right amount of powder if you get what I am saying! The shade is like a bronze gold colour and I guess it would look great with a brown smokey eye look.

Model Co Lipstick – Shade Kitty – Retails for $17 

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I love the scent that it has – smells of flowers! I also love the name of the lipstick. It has a creamy and shimmery formula and it sits lovely on the lips.

Cosmoholic Gloss – Unnamed – Retails for $10 

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So the Model Co lipstick has a scent but this Cosmoholic Gloss has a richer vanilla and sweet smell! I love this one more. The shade is an everyday dark nude. It isn’t drying yet moisturising on the lips.

Sugar Crayon – Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick – Shade Poison Ivy – Retails for $17

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I love the colour – it’s a nice wine/plum shade. It isn’t patchy but settles nicely onto the lips. There isn’t any scent to it either.

So this month’s bag was a definite thumbs up. I preferred it to what I got in the Sweet Sparkle box by far!

Have you ever tried any of these products? Are you subscribed to Lip Monthly?

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo