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

 

A Peachy Kinda Makeup Look ft. The Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing great! On Wednesday I uploaded a NEW video on my Youtube Channel. And so here I am sharing it on my blog.

Before I continue with the makeup look I would like to remind all my blog followers and readers that I am hosting a GIVEAWAY on my FACEBOOK PAGE. Click here to learn more.

Now lets’ continue. I created this Peachy Kinda Look perfect for the summer months and used the Holy Grail Palette from Violet Voss.

Products used – 

NYX Angel Veil Primer
Flormar Matt Touch Foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Match Perfection Translucent Powder
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Max Factor Natural Brow Gel
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette –
Shades used – Transition, Bestie, Cool Beans, Crystal.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Thick and Thin Eyeliner
W7 Shouting Out Mascara
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Nicole Guerriero Glow kit – Glow Glitter
Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick – Bombshell

Hope you like the makeup tutorial!!

Comment down below on whether or not you have tried out the Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

When I got a Chanel Makeover

Hi everyone, 

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go and get my makeup done at Robert’s Sliema Perfumery. I got to meet the very talented Makeup Artist Karen Ellul. Check out her Facebook Page if you are looking for a makeup artist for an upcoming event!

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Meet Karen, the lovely Makeup Artist who created this look! 

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Besides getting my makeup done I also got to know a little bit about Chanel Makeup Products. I honestly never had tried any makeup, and the only Chanel product we have at home is the ever so famous Chanel N°5 Perfume. So I was very excited to see how Chanel Makeup plays out.

Here is the makeup look Karen created – A very natural look.

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I got to try out the following products –

  • Hydra Beauty Micro Creme
  • Hydra Beauty Flash 
  • Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Eyes
  • CC Cream with SPF 50!
  • Eyebrow Number 30 
  • Corrective perfection Number 10 
  • CHANEL Dimensions De Chanel Mascara
  • Blusher Number 88
  • Lipliner Number 91 
  • Chanel – Ink Rouge Number 142

I also was lucky as I was given some samples to try out!

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(The Number 5 Chanel Perfume is mine and my mum’s) 

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I received the Coco Mademoiselle Perfume. It just smells so nice and perfect! I can’t help but using it everyday! It’s on my Wishlist!

I also got the Hydra Beauty Micro Creme. Karen had used it on my skin and it was so refreshing, hydrating and fresh on the skin. I enjoy applying it before applying any makeup and it’s perfect for this time of year!

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Karen also used the Hydra Beauty Flash that I also received a sample of. This is another moisturiser which hydrates and provides a soothing effect. This helps in decreasing the skin’s imperfections by creating an even texture with less visible pores.

Karen used the CC Cream which had SPF 50. That’s perfect for this Summer season. I also was lucky to receive a sample of the Vitalumiere Aqua – Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 15. This has a soft, water-light texture with light to medium coverage. The skin feels so fresh and it isn’t sticky or tacky!

I also got to try out the Dimensions De Chanel Mascara in Shade 10 Noir which Karen used on me. This is an all in one mascara that gives out volume and length as well as a curl to your lashes. It also doesn’t transfer on the lid and gives a lovely natural look to your lashes.

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I also received the Rouge Coco Gloss samples with 5 shades. There’s a pretty pink, reds and a slight purple pink shade. They sit nicely on the lips and aren’t too sticky, just the way I like a gloss to be!

At the makeover Karen used a lipliner and the Ink Rouge in Number 142. I loved how it lasted all throughout the day and it moisturised the lips.

I would like to thank Roberts Sliema Perfumery once again and Karen for such a lovely day and for the lovely makeup!

I hope you enjoyed reading, have you ever tried any of these products? If so, comment down below!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

 

theBalm Makeup Tutorial ft. Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all doing great!

Yesterday, I uploaded a new video and of course here I am writing up a blog post on it.

I finally uploaded a Makeup Tutorial, a video I hadn’t done in a while!

I used my new favourite matte Eyeshadow palette from theBalm cosmetics.

If you are Maltese like me, I ordered this palette off http://www.thebeautypixiestore.com if you want to go and have a look. They offer free shipping to all us Maltese out there!!! That’s great!!

Products used – 

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Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
L’oreal Skin Perfection BB Cream in Fair

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L’oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation in Rose Beige

I loved using this foundation during the Summer months! It did not feel drying on my skin! It gave me a lovely coverage one which I was happy with.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder
Elf Eyebrow Treat & Tame
Elf Eyeshadow Primer in Sultry Satin
Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder

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theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Shades Used:
Matte Evans
Matt Ross
Matt Lin
Mat Moskowitz
Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl Mascara

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NYX Highlight And Contour Pro Palette

I love this palette. I recently started using this and I find that the shades it includes are the basic shades one would use. They are easy to blend and have lovely pigmentation.
Shades Used:
Toffee/Caramel
Soft Light/ Douce Lumiere

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Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore

I love using this blush, it is not a blush I would use every day as it is a bit on the pink side. But I loved interpreting it with this look. This again I ordered from the Maltese online shopping website.

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Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Alyssa

I love the Ultra Satin formula from Colourpop. Alyssa is one of the shades from the Kathleen Lights collab she did with them and one of my favourite colours from that collaboration!!
Elf Makeup mist & Set

I hope you liked my Makeup Look 🙂

Comment down below of what you think about it!!

Happy Thursday!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

Back to School Drugstore Makeup Tutorial

Hiya makeup lovers,

How are you all doing this week? We are already on the second week of August, which is truly insane as this summer is passing so quickly !!

NOOOOOOOOOO! Hahah!!

Anyways, being that summer is soon going to come at an end, I have uploaded my Second Back To School Video !!

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Again, it is another collaboration this time with three of my friends from Youtube.

Hope you can support and subscribe to their channels.

Izzy Caby – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA-AXbwosV3D23NSTNVOJwg

Her video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJWPj4Vl3wE

Ada BrandyWorld – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCza7ZI_sQwIGgzGpv0K-SVg
Her video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQfW5gU6Cek

Fruit Babe Meagan – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTfE735jKbrrF_LtuzT5cQ
Her video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyCnZmvZOks

Here is my video –

Basically I only used drugstore products.

I used mostly from MUA – in long – Makeup Academy where you can get all your makeup items either from Superdrug if I am not mistaken or from their website – http://www.muastore.co.uk which is where I get everything from.

Now I used everything from MUA except for the first step which is, primer. I do not own a MUA primer but I used Makeup Revolution’s Primer and again this is drugstore and you can either buy it from a drugstore or from the website.

Here are all the products that I used listed down below – 

Makeup Revolution Pro Base Primer Illumination Base
MUA Skin Define Matte Perfect Foundation in Ivory Flush
MUA Pro Base Argan Plush Concealer in Fair
MUA Skin Define Matte Perfect Loose Powder
MUA Luxe Powerbrow long wear sculpting brow gel in Fair
MUA Blusher in Bon Bon
MUA Shimmer Kisses Bronzer in Bronze Shimmer Kisses
MUA Spring Break Eyeshadow Palette
Shades used – Catacomb and Spearmint
MUA Eye Define Volume, Nourish & Care Mascara
MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer in Harmony

I hope you enjoy this makeup tutorial !

Please give it a LIKE if you do. Comment down below if you have any questions/comments!!

Thank you so so much for supporting my channel/blog and reading/watching my blog posts/videos!!

I truly am so grateful!!

Have a lovely week,

Love Kezia

xoxo

Travel Makeup Look – Tutorial

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing?

So today’s video is a Travelling makeup look. Now I kept this as simple as can be!

I created a lightweight makeup look as you don’t want to have a nap on the plane and wake up to a disaster on your face.

I left out eyeliner and only used mascara.

I did not apply lipstick but rather I chose a lip gloss.

I still created an eyeshadowed look but kept it as light and simple and natural as can be!

I am that kind of person that does not like over doing it when travelling to go to a certain destination. I like to keep it light and sweet.

I hope you like my makeup tutorial and comment down below on your thoughts about this.

Today’s video is also a collab with my friend DarlingKen 🙂
You could check out her channel right here –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYOUhkUKtRvNEupGAL8ed3A
Her video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEyf05Bk_3Q

Here are the products mentioned:

Makeup Revolution Pro Base Blur Primer Illumination Base
Essence Pure Nude Makeup Foundation – Shade – Pure Sand
Essence Stay All Day Concealer – Shade Natural Beige and Soft Beige
MUA Skin Define Matte Perfect Loose Powder
Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit – Ultra Fair
MUA Luxe Power brow sculpting gel – Fair
Elf Primer – Sultry Satin
Urban Decay – Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Shades used – Frisk And Stark
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale – Enhancing Lip Gloss in the shade – Skinny Dipping

Hope you liked this video and our collaboration!

Love Kezia

xoxo