Thank you so much for joining me yet again on my blog!
Today’s blog post is all about 3INA‘s latest collection entitled – THE UV COLLECTION!
I must say I was very excited to try out these products. I actually wore them when I went to the ISLE OF MTV as I think they’re perfect makeup items for when you find yourselves attending a festival!
Here is my video showing you guys how the products actually test out!
I will now share with you some after thoughts since I filmed that video.
3INA – The UV Collections (Limited Edition) – Products –
3INA The Fluoro Cream Eyeshadow – Shade 401 – €10.95
The shade 401 is a fluorescent orange which looks great on the eyes especially if you have lighter eyes! I found that it dried down quite fast however, you have to be patient with this product.
Go in with a steady hand and pat the product with a flat brush onto the lids. It does go a little patchy but in all honesty it won’t show much as you can see from my photos!
Be aware that this product will go on your lashes. Now this might have happened to me as I am no professional makeup artist and maybe I did not apply it correctly, but it went all over my lashes so I guess they were fluorescent as well. This was the product that was mostly fluorescent.
3INA The Fluoro Eye Pencil – €8.95
I LOVE this eye pencil. It might not show that it is fluorescent but I love how it applies. I found that with this product I didn’t have any problems when I applied it on my upper lash line.
It’s so creamy, applied so smoothly and wasn’tpatchy at all. It also lasted a long time on my lids and the product didn’t transfer. 3INA The Fluoro Palette – €13.95
This blush comes in such a fun pink/orangeshade and applies so nicely onto your skin. I didn’t find that it was fluorescent on my skin but when I swatched it, it was.
I have enjoyed using this product even on an everyday simple makeup look. Adding this blush to an everyday makeup look, will make your look even more interesting. And I also love the packaging of this product especially because it comes with a mirror. 3INA The Fluoro Lip Gloss – Shade 200 – €9.95
This Lip Gloss has such a sweet scent. It reminded me of sweets that I used to eat when I was a little girl! It applies smoothly and isn’t too sticky as well.
I liked the look it left me and again this doesn’t show to be fluorescent as much as the cream eyeshadow. It also lasts quite long!
So those were my overall thoughts on 3INA’s UV Collection! If you are in Malta, you can visit 3INA at PAMA,Qormi,Mosta,Valletta and the Point, Sliema.
Have you tried out any of these products? If so, let me know in the comments down below!
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?
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!
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!
This month we got 3 lip products and 1 bonus eye shadow.
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.
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
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?
Today’s blog post is all about the Sweet Sparkle February Box. The theme of this month was Kiss of Winter.
I did not film a video however, I created a makeup look using all of the products and took pictures in between steps to write up a blog post.
I am really enjoying the fact that now we get a card with all the items written down on it plus a little description on each of them and the retail cost. This really helps in seeing whether the box is worth it!
This is a 100% vegan and cruelty free product. It has quite a soft texture and is a pink-champagne shade that flatters all eye colors with a light shimmer.
My thoughts – I found that this isn’t really pigmented and you need to apply a lot of product if you want to get the colour onto your eyelid. Although, I have yet to try it with some sort of setting spray which might help the pigmentation pop.
This is a baked mineral refined into a powder formula for the ideal baked blush. It enhances your cheekbones with its lightweight glimmer of pink and gold.
My thoughts – Since it has shimmers in it, your pore friends on your skin are going to speckle through and I personally do not like it! The colour is cute, the packaging is great; but as a product it isn’t my favourite.
The products entails to be a long wear, intense black and smudge free eyeliner. It is a double-ended liquid liner used to create a matte finished look that will last all night.
My thoughts – I loved the eyebrow pencil we got from Kokie in January however, this isn’t a favourite product of mine. The felt tip pen side is great however, the other side isn’t. When I try to go over the line, the black becomes patchy. It is true that it doesn’t smudge and it is quite long lasting. However, it doesn’t create an intense black look.
The mascara entails to lengthen, volumise and define lashes. The large wand akes your lashes to new lengths without clumping them.
My thoughts – The wand is pretty harsh on the edges so it isn’t my favourite wand. However, I love the effect of this mascara on my lashes. It doesn’t clump them together and the formula doesn’t transfer to my eyelids.
LA Splash – Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick – Shade Cookie Dough – Retails for $14
The shade is dessert like and it has a velvet matte formula and is waterproof. It also exfoliates, moisturises and applies for a long lasting sultry look.
My thoughts– I love the rose gold packaging it is just adorable! The dofer applicator is perfect to help us achieve the perfect lip look. The smell though isn’t my favourite as it has this weird scent! But it really does last long, it isn’t patchy and it isn’t drying!
I am so excited to share with you all today’s video! As you know I am a big fan of MUA – Makeup Academy.
They sell such good quality products, a variety of products and they are all so inexpensive!
Today’s video is all about 5 new shades from their Velvet Lip Lacquer range that they had released last Autumn.
The Velvet Lip Lacquer range include a variety of products. I also recently purchased two more which aren’t in this video. But maybe I could do a haul of what other new products I purchased from them recently!
The formula of these lipsticks dries to a complete matte look and doesn’t have a strong scent. They however, do not last that long although this varies with colours. Another distinction is that some colours – mostly darker ones – are extremely patchy so you have to be careful on how you apply them.
Also, it was my first time trying a blue lipstick and I have mixed feelings about it! It also took the longest to dry as the others dried quickly.
The shades are –
Posie – A cute light nude brown shade
Hustle – A dark pink/red shade
Firecracker – A fun pinky red
Splash – A not too dark or not too light blue – just in between – shade
Flair – A vampy red
To see the entire video with swatches and in depth review then watch the video below –
Have you ever tried this range? What’s your favourite shade?
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!
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!!
Yesterday I stopped by the Max Factor Malta pop up stand at Tigne, Point in Malta.
I also met up with Stefy Pugislivech who is a well known Maltese Blogger/Youtuber. I personally love watching her videos. It was such a pleasure to meet her, she also gave me some of her opinions on various products from Max Factor and was very helpful.
The only products I honestly have tried from Max Factor was the FaceFinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation, which is one of my all time favourite foundation. I still reach for it as it has great coverage.
I have also tried the Creme Puff Face Powder which sometimes I like and sometimes I don’t. I guess you can say I have a love and hate relationship with it. Sometimes I see that it set all my foundation in place and gives a nice finished makeup look however, other times I see that the foundation would have moved so the coverage decreased.
I don’t know if it makes sense. This also could be because I am still learning on how to apply makeup everyday!
But I have been seeing lots of reviews on 2 of their new products which are on my Wishlist. And they are from their latest face range – Miracle Touch. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to swatch products from this range and others; and Stefy was so kind and showed me some of these products.
One product that I swatched was the Smooth Miracle Primer. When I swatched it against my skin it felt super soft and had a thick consistency. I would like to try it out and see how it would look on my skin and see if it will minimise my pores, as that is what my main skin issue is when applying foundation.
From the Miracle Touch range, there’s also a new Miracle Match Foundation. This has a medium to full coverage. It should create a natural, dewy complexion and blurs imperfections. I hope to try out this foundation with the primer and see what the results are.
There’s also a new Miracle Touch Foundation. It does’t come in a liquid form but is more of a solid to liquid formula and comes in a tub. It should help in covering uneven skin textures. Personally, I think I would prefer to try out the Miracle Match one over this one.
Besides the new range, the Max Factor pop up stand was also showing the new mascara which has a wand that I have never tried before. I have heard mixed reviews about this but I guess you never know unless you try. And the mascara I am talking about is the False Lash Epic Mascara.
A product that I also want to try out one of is from their Marilyn Monroe Lipstick range. I know right, a lipstick that I haven’t tried! And I am supposed to be a lipstick junkie?
Stefy was wearing Cabernet which I loved. I also swatched Berry Red (as seen on above photo).
I also swatched a lipstick from the Lip Finity Long Lasting Lipstick range (I forgot the name!). I liked how it swatched.
I have yet to try out both these lipstick ranges.
I do hope you enjoyed reading my post.
Have you tried any of these products that I mentioned? If so, can you share your thoughts about them?
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.
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.
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
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 –
Ahhhhh! I have been wanting to blog this post from Wednesday! Surprise surprise, MUA released their new Summer Collection! Even though there wasn’t a new eyeshadow palette to go along with this collection, there were a lot of NEW LIP PRODUCTS! This made me so ecstatic!!
I bought two separate orders, this helped decrease the shipping rate which is crazy! If you skip the £30 you would need to spend another £30 in shipping (this is speaking for Malta of course).
So I made 2 different orders, however am still waiting to receive them!
But I could not wait to share all the AMAZING goodies they have got new in their line. I will also tell you which ones I bought. A future post will be uploaded once my new products arrive!!! So stay tuned!!!
This is the second Strobe & Glow kit they have released. This is more of a pink toned glow rather than the one they released in Spring. Personally I prefer this one and so I bought this one!!! This retails for £5.
Bronzed Perfection Shimmer Sahara Sunlight
MUA released three new bronzers and this one is one of them. I personally prefer this one because besides it being the brown contour bronze shade, it also has hints of golden pigments which allows for a shimmer bronzed effect. This looks perfect for summer and I cannot wait to receive mine in the mail! This retails for only £4!!
Bronzed Perfection Matte Sunset Tan
This is a complete matte bronzer! It only comes in this shade! May I just say the packaging is adorable! This also retails for just £4. I did not pick this one up as I already have similar to it in my collection. However, if you are looking for a warm and natural bronzed effect, maybe you should pick this up!!
MUA Luxe Inked Lip Stain
Ok, so let’s take a moment at how gorgeous these colours are! And we can all agree that they are ideal SUMMER COLOURS! On the website it describes these as:
Ultimate Colour that lasts all day, MUA Luxe Inked Lip Stains are vibrant shades in a lightweight, matte formula. Non-transferable, once applied the water-based stain leave lips soft and comfortable with stunning colour.
These retail for just £4 each and I of course bought all five shades! It’s funny in the first order only got Maraschino and Watermelon but then in the second I was like must get its brother and sisters!!! Cannot wait to see their matte effect and if they last as long as the Velvet Lip Lacquers!!
MUA Luxe Power Brow Sculpting Gel
As you can see this comes in six different shades; there are – (from left to right) auburn, chestnut, dark brown, fair, light brown & mid brown. I got the fair but am worried because the colour swatches are not that easy to follow! But we will see, hopefully I chose the right shade. I never tried a brow product from MUA so this would be my first but I am excited!!
It states that is is smooth to apply and quick to dry. Also, the formula helps with resisting a smudged up appearance and it comes with a brush stored in the lid! This retails for £4.
Pixel Perfect Multi Blush
(Roll your mouse over the images and it will tell you the names of each shade)
I think this is so cute, I already have their mosaic blush and am in love with it so I had to pick one up! I chose the Cherry Charm. I think they are just so cute, all the mish mash of the colours makes it a perfect blush shade!! These retail for £3 each! Although,I feel that Peach Bloom is just like a bronzer, but that may be that the picture is misleading of the actual shade it is in!
Pixel Perfect Multi Bronze
Of course they had to do also the Pixel Perfect Bronzers! These come in only two shades and are also £3 each! I chose to pick up the Terracotta glow because I prefer those shades as a new bronzer of mine! Although now looking at Sunseeker Sheen I wish I picked that up too! I think this is such a cute item and a must have for summer!
MUA Luxe Vivid Lipstick
Burn Baby Burn
Scroll over the different lipsticks to find out what their names are!
Omg! So MUA not only released a new LUXE Matte Lipstick range but also a new Lipstick Range! I just think the packaging is gorgeous! MUA describes these lipsticks as:
Ultimate impact, high pigment, full coverage lipstick. The MUA Luxe Vivid Colour Intense lipstick formula is gorgeously smooth and rich which, with one application, can achieve a perfectly plush coverage.
Cannot wait to try them, I only picked up Hot Chilli, Punch, Rocket & Red Alert. If you are into corals then definitely pick up Burn Baby Burn too! I am not much of a fan so I let that be! These retail for £3 each!
Pro-Base Cover & Conceal Kit
From left to right – Chestnut, Espresso, Ivory, Natural, Porcelain, Shell, Sienna
(Scroll over the pictures to see the shade names)
I personally did not pick this up, I have a similar palette of theirs which I did not like. However, this is rather impressive because of the vast colour range they introduced. These retail for £4 each. It includes four cream concealer shades to achieve a perfect base. Each shade can be used on its own or blended with other shades to match your skin tone. On the website it states:
The lightweight formulation is perfectly buildable to cover a multitude of complexion and skin imperfections leaving a natural finish.
I guess it would be exciting to try but I opted out of buying this. If you ever try it please let me know what you think of it!!
New Lip Liner Shades
These are from their £1 range, and they just released four new shades! I did not pick any up and I never tried any lip liners from MUA. But they are described as being creamy and pigmented. I can see these shades being used with the new colours that MUA released in their new lipsticks.
New Lipstick Shades
Besides new lip liner shades, they also released four new £1 lipstick shades. I only picked up Peach Amber and Pomegranate. I was curious about how Parma Violet would look like, but not too curious enough to buy it! I have tried their £1 lipsticks and think they are a great bargain. They are extremely creamy and moisturising for your lips. It also comes with a pan underneath that you could easily apply with a brush!
So that is all, what do you think? Are you going to pick any of these amazing products? Have you already made your order? Comment down below!!!