My Summer Essentials

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely SUNDAY! Many of you are probably celebrating today with your families and your dad’s. I know I am, we are soon going to have a good home cooked lunch.

Yesterday I uploaded a new video on my Summer Essentials. This was a collaboration with Ashley Stoyko, make sure you can visit her channel. And we decided of putting together our Summer Essentials. We decided on choosing 5 but we couldn’t stick with that and we chose more. I based my Essentials around 7 different items.

#1 – BB Creams

I love applying BB Creams in Summer. I can also create a makeup look with only my BB Cream and ignoring the foundation step. In summer putting on foundation during the day is a little bit stressful especially on our Maltese Islands unless you set it will and have a good setting spray (which I will mention in my next essential).

My favourite BB Cream is the Rimmel 9 in 1 BB Cream. I have a review all about this you can visit it right here.

#2 – Makeup Setting Sprays

We all need this in our collection especially during summer. In winter I tend to forget setting my makeup with one of these but in Summer if I forget it, I regret it!

My favourite setting sprays are – the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, the Avon Mark Setting Spray and the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray in the Peach scent.

#3 – Crop Tops 

I live in crop tops during the summer. I mostly buy them from H&M and they just make a summer outfit pop! I love wearing them with high waister shorts and sandals.

#4 – Hats

The two hats I own are from H&M and Primark. I love running around with them, doing my daily errands. A hat is your best friend in summer .. that and sunglasses and sunscreen – we cannot forget those!

#5 – Bikinis

I don’t go swimming much and I prefer going to a pool rather than the sea. The irony is Malta is known for its sunny beaches .. so yeah. But of course I still go, sometimes but I go. And I bought these 2 bikinis I showed on my video last summer from ebay and those are the ones I am using this year!

#6 – Lip Stains 

I love matte lips but in Summer I prefer lip stains. They are so lightweight on the lips and leave your lips moisturised. They last all day and there’s no way you will need to reapply these. I love using the MUA Inked Lip Stain – I love their formula and they are so soft on the lips.

#7 – Summer reads 

I love lounging on the beach or the pool with a book. I think I prefer reading a book rather than going for a swim and getting my hair all tangled up either with sea salt water or chlorine!

I have plenty other summer essentials but I would say that these are my basics!

What are your summer essentials? 

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post, thank you so much for doing so!

Happy Sunday!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Summer Outfit Ideas

Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday. Yesterday I posted a video about 3 Summer Outfit Ideas. And I simply wanted to share them on my blog as well!

This was also a collaboration with Carli Kimby

Her Channel –https://www.youtube.com/user/MultiHanch

Her Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoPUKXUBYJw

My video – 

Here are my 3 looks – 

Outfit #1 –

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Top – New Look
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – Primark – thanks to my lovely COUSIN!
Bag – my Grandma’s closet
Choker – Ebay

Outfit #2 – 

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Crop top – H&M
Skirt – Primark
Bag – River Island
Shoes – Club Sin
Sunglasses – Ebay
Choker – Ebay

Outfit #3 – 

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Dress – H&M
Shoes – Deichmann
Choker – Primark
Sunglasses – ALDO

I really hope you liked these outfits! Are you all looking forward to the Summer? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Happy Sunday!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Is Thalgo’s NEW skin Range – Prodige Des Océans – the answer to achieving youthful looking skin?

Hi everyone, 

So a few weeks ago I was invited to a launch event by VJ SalomoneThe launch event was all about Thalgo, a brand from Paris which has recently been relaunched in Malta. (Visit Thalgo Malta’s Facebook Page) It consists of a collection of luxurious products for the face and the body.

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The launch was dedicated to a new skincare range called Prodige Des Océans. At the launch the cream and mask were discussed. As well as the Face and Body ritual which is a 2 hour treatment to achieve total youthfulness and absolute relaxation.

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Thalgo found the ocean as the key component of their brand. The ocean holds several revitalising active ingredients that are easily absorbed by the skin. It took Thalgo four years of research to select the THREE main active sources with a high concentration of marine nutrients and to help with regenerating youthfulness and contains boosting properties.

Thalgo took the three active sources – Bioactive Seawater, Native Maritime Cells and a Multicellular Alga and extracted an active ingredient –

The Intelligence Marine Régénérative

This contains 63 marine nutrients that are patented by Thalgo that all reactivate 64 proteins which coincide to youthful looking skin.

In fact people who have used products from the Prodige Des Océans brand have confirmed that after 48 hours of using these products, correction of wrinkles, firmness, dryness, complexion and blemishes were noted.

Prodige Des Océans – The Cream – 

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For whom is this? 

For all women, whatever their age or skin type, wishing to regain perfect skin.

This contains the most effective youthful boosting ingredients for a very luxurious formula. Of course these products retail at a very high price. Besides having the Intelligence Marine Régénérative, the cream also contains two plumping and smoothing hyaluronic acids, an extract of algae and an essential sugar. These all help to achieve total youthfulness revitalisation and helps with protection of the skin.

The cream helps reduce wrinkles and redefine features. The creams blends into the epidermis and helps to achieve total comfort and a soft finish.

You could use this cream at day or night. Simply apply to the face and neck, working gently upwards and downwards and avoiding the eye area.

Prodige Des Océans – The Mask 

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For whom is this?

For all women, whatever their age or skin type, wishing to regain perfect skin.

This includes a revolutionary active ingredient –  3D Pure Oxygen Vector – with Hyaluronic Acid microspheres and Intelligence Marine Régénérative.

The Oxygen Vector helps improve the clarity in your complexion.

It has quite a foamy looking texture. Simply apply this all over your face avoiding the eye are and leave on for 5 minutes. This can be used twice a week. Or if you have tired or devitalised skin, then you can leave the mask on overnight for an intense infusion effect. The skin is replumped and reveals an incomparable radiance. Wrinkles are smoothed and features look smoother and softer.

My Thoughts – 

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When I attended the event they ever so kindly gave us this cute jewellery box. And a sample of the cream for the face and for the body and what I was so happy about is they gave us the mask too!

Left photo – with the mask one      Right photo – after rinsing off the mask

I was so excited to try them out! I have tried the mask for nearly a month now, only applying it once a week. The first time I tried it, after rinsing it off, my skin felt so smooth, soft and plump. You could notice that it did cleanse your skin and detoxify it. My pores were so visible after having rinsed off the mask – therefore the mask really got deep into the skin. I also never use that much product – I guess I am trying to save it as much as possible and not use it up all at once.

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The body cream

I have applied the cream fewer times for both the face and the body. But when I did use it, even just applying it, the cream was doing its job as I felt immediate results. The cream left my skin feeling so refreshed and soft.

My skin is very sensitive but I did not have any bad reactions to the products. After all the products do come from the ocean – the most natural being.

Thank you goes to both Thalgo representatives who gave us an in-depth presentation at the Launch Event as well as thanks to VJ Salomone for the invite

I hope you enjoyed reading all about Thalgo’s recent skin care range. I had never heard about Thalgo but I am glad I did. 

Have you ever tried out their products? 

Comment down below!

Thank you for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Malta Fashion Week – TRESemme Collaboration and final fashion shows – Suzana Peric, Nathan Micallef & Ritienne Żammit

Hi everyone, 

Yesterday I attended the last set of shows at Malta Fashion Week. I really enjoyed going to these shows, getting dressed everyday, being in heels and basically all dolled up for an unforgettable evening!

Yesterday, I also collaborated with TRESemme Malta! I really would love to thank them for such an opportunity and for sharing with me some lovely products! Yesterday, I actually did my hair wavy for the evening.

TRESemme was actually one of the main sponsors of Malta Fashion Week and with the help of all the hair stylists, the models’ hair always looked on fleek! As was the makeup by all the makeup artists who took part!

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The final fashion shows were – 

Suzana Peric from Serbia presented Dancing in the Clouds.

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There were lots of dresses in black and white. Some were in red too. Basically a lot of colour was going on during the show. However, each dress mostly had just the one chosen colour.

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I loved the dresses, all were so flow-y and girly. Most of the dresses had floral patterns. All the models’ hair were put in a pony tail and the makeup was kept natural.

My favourite outfit of the show – 

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Nathan Micallef who is studying in London, presented us with a presentation entitled Really Not Real. All the pieces were so unique and the models came so close to the audience.

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The colours were mostly grey and white and most of the pieces had the emblem of Nathan’s brand. Well done to Nathan for this unique presentation.

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The final show was by Ritienne Żammit. She gave us a hint of Maltese in her outfits. She presented with I Love Valletta. I like how she interpreted her home country into her fashion style. Her designs and patterns on the dresses were so unique!

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I would love to get my hands on this outfit – I think that even though it is sportive it just is so fashionable! I love it!

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The hair of the models were either in a short black bob or else some models were rocking space buns, such a trend right now! I loved their makeup too, so earthy.

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My Outfit for the night (Photos thanks to Neil Psaila) – 

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What I am Wearing – 

Top – Pimkie

Skirt – Vintage – back when Marks & Spencers was called St.Michaels

Shoes – Clubsin

Bag – River Island

Jacket – Primark

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Which was your favourite outfit? Comment down below!

I truly enjoyed this lovely experience and am so sad that it’s coming to an end! I hope you enjoyed my blog posts all about Malta Fashion Week!

Thank you for reading.

Love Kezia

xoxo

Malta Fashion Week – Desiree, Ivory & Co and Gaetano

Hi everyone, 

So yesterday I attended Malta Fashion Week once again. It is such a lovely atmosphere, with everyone dressed to impress.

There were 5 shows in all however, I only managed to get photos from 3 of them as the other 2 which were of Carla Grima Atelier presented ABLOOM and Rosita Silk Sense presented Serendipity.

Both were presentations and I did not quite manage to get a good spot and so didn’t end up taking photos. But I can say that I enjoyed watching both presentations.

Rosita’s silk was beautiful, all the shades blended ever so nicely together. Whilst Carla’s swimwear looked great and made me want to be at a beach sipping a cocktail.

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An exhibition that I was looking forward to was this one from Desiree.

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She presented us with an exhibition of her Hand-Painted bags and shoes. And let me tell you they are amazing, so unique, colourful and fun!

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I loved the skylines presenting Mdina and Valletta – the old and new capital cities of Malta.

The first show we had on the catwalk was from Ivory & Co

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They gave us a lovely spectacle of bridal wear. I guess every one of us girls imagine that big dream wedding we wish to have. And one of the things we probably spend time thinking about is a wedding dress. And I can say that these dresses would make lots of girls cry with joy! They were lovely and princess like. The dresses each designed so eloquently.

The model’s hair were all done in an up-style and lots had plaits tied nicely round the head.

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There also were other dresses besides wedding dresses.

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My favourite was the jumpsuit which was white with coloured flowers all around.

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And the night ended with a fashion show from Gaetano who presented us with DIVAS. 

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And let me tell you, Gaetano did an amazing job in created Diva-liscious outfits!

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The colours popped, the sparkles and glitters were shining and the models looked amazing and with that outfit they can ‘Run the World‘.

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My favourite outfit of the night – 

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I love how the show ended with Claudia Faniello singing Breathlessly – the Maltese Eurovision song of 2017! Claudia looked radiant in that dress!

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My outfit (Photos thanks to Neil Psaila)

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Top – Primark

Jeans – Bershka

Shoes & Bag – Primark

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(Taken with my phone)

What did you think of these outfits? 

Did you like any? Comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading, hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

Dinner Date – #OOTD

Hi everyone, 

If you recall in my previous #OOTD blog post I wrote that I will be posting another OOTD Blog post … and so here it is!

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Last Saturday Luke and I went out to celebrate him having finished his dissertation. I am so proud of him … last step Luke!

Anyways, we went to eat at Suruchi in St Julians. It is this little Indian restaurant in Malta that hasn’t been opened for long. The food is lovely however, as the place was so small I got a little bit faint inside as I was feeling too hot. In fact, we ended up taking most of the food home.

On the day I was wearing  –

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Top – from Primark – It is a puffy pink nude top but what I like about it the most is that it has these bows tied near the elbow which makes it so unique. It also comes with puffy sleeves.

Jeans – from Bershka – My only white pair of jeans found in my closet. And they are also ripped at the knees and they are high waisted.

High Heels – from Main Street Fashion Wear in Rabat – I love these shoes – they are one of my faves but I hardly wear them. I took this occasion to do so! It’s peep toe and covered in a cute purple and green floral pattern. 

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Accessories – Earrings – Accessorize – I hardly ever wear big and dangly earrings but since I didn’t wear any necklaces and my top was all one colour I decided on wearing them.

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And here is what we ate – 

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Starter – some type of spicy chicken

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Tikka Masala
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Pilau rice with the Tikka Masala sauce and Naan bread

 

Do you like Indian? What will you be doing this weekend? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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