Sweet Sparkle – January Unboxing – Hello Beautiful

Hi everyone,

I decided that for the Sweet Sparkle January box I shall just simply do a blog post all about the products. It will also include photos I took of using the products on a makeup look that I created!

If you would like more information about Sweet Sparkle then visit their website – www.sweetsparkle.com 

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Every month Sweet Sparkle choose products according to a theme. January’s theme was called Simply Beautiful. It basically revolved around beauty that is kept natural. In fact we didn’t get an eyeshadow palette as we usually do; instead we got a single pigmented shadow – which I can just say is just lovely and simple yet gives the right amount of colour to your lids!

I also liked that this month’s card came with the list of products we received plus how much they costed and a little description about them! I hope that this will be done in future boxes!

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The products we received were – 

Kokie High Brow Angled Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde

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For the first time ever we received a BROW product! And I really love this pencil as it is angled so it helps you attain the eyebrow look that you might want.

I am still brushing up on my eyebrow skills but I think I am getting better. I love the bigger brows (kind of like Cara Delevingne’s!) I found that with this pencil I managed to create what I wanted to!

This retails for $10!

Nicka K Contour Kit

Now this palette confused me as there were three shades. I know that the one on the left is a contour shade whilst the one on the right is the highlight shade. But then what is the one in the middle? I used that shade as a sort of blush to give my cheeks some natural colour!

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I actually liked the contour shade, it is different to other contour powders I have used as this one is sort of an ashy brown! But it blended well same as the other 2 powders. They all gave more depth to my face!

This retails for  $3.99 – this is quite a bargain as the quality is quite good!

Bella Pierre Shimmer Powder – Beige

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This was such a cute pigment to get. I found it set well on my eye lid and did not move in any sort. It also blended well and you could easily create an eye look with just this shade!

With my eye look besides using this powder I also used the highlight shade from the Nicka K Contour Kit!

(A photo of the eye look I created is below with the Hikari Mascara)

The Bella Pierre shimmer powder retails for $15!

Hikari MascaraJet

I did not quite like this mascara as it left my lashes all clumpy and did not separate them well. It also did not curl them if you know what I mean so I would not recommend this Mascara.

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This retails for $15

J.Cat Beauty Wholly Addiction Lip Liner – Acorn

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I absolutely loved both lip products in this box! The lip liner is such a nice mauve-y shade I love it. It also was not drying on my lips! I applied it all over my lips.

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This retails for $2.99 – I highly recommend these lip liners!

Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Gloss Stick – Love Stamp 

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I am trying to wear more lip glosses and I love having this in my collection.

The shade goes perfectly with the lip liner – it is like a dark pink glossy shade. It also isn’t that sticky!

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This retails for $19. 

The total price of the box therefore was – $65.98 – this is amazing as I only paid $24 for the box! 

So this month’s was definitely a good splurge!

Have you ever tried any of these products?

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Thank you so much for reading !! 

Happy weekend!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Sweet Sparkle October Unboxing – Shades of Fall

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.

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

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

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

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

https://www.sweetsparkle.com/

The products that I got were – 

Miss Adoro Blending Sponge

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

I think the Real Techniques Beauty Blender is much better!

City Color Smokey Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

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

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

Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner in Black

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

Milani Runaway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara

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

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

Wet n Wild coloricon Blush – shade apricot in the middle

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

Nicka K New York Duo Highlighter NDO010

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

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

Rude Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Swank

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

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

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

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

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

I really hope you enjoyed reading!

Thank you for all the support!!

Happy Sunday!

Love Kezia

xoxo