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Beauty Big Bang – Matte Lipsticks – Review

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all doing great! Today’s blog post is all about BeautyBigBang. This is a website that sells a variety of makeup products to nail items to accessories. It also sells products at great prices!

Even though the lipstick shades are named after high end products, these products are not replicas! The packaging is unique to BeautyBigBang.com. 

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Here were the lipsticks that I tried out. They each cost $3.99. You could check them out right here – https://www.beautybigbang.com/products/smudge-free-matte-lip-gloss-long-lasting-velvet-liquid-lipstick-cosmetic 

I also have a 10% Discount Code for you guys to use, simply enter KEZIAX10 to get 10% off your purchase from BeautyBigBang.

These lipsticks are great to use, they are so pigmented and not patchy at all! You could apply with just one application. They also smell so good! They are not drying but feel so soft on the lips. And there is a cute and fun lipstick shade range! The dofer applicator is great for a fast application and an easy one too!

Here are the lipstick shades and swatches.

Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 01 – Sarafine

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 02 – Milkshake

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 03 – Dolce k

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 04 – Queen

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 05 – Carina

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Beauty Big Bang Lipstick – Shade 06 – Posie k

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And here is the video showing you how the lipsticks applied –

Let me know in the comments down below which was your favourite shade!! 

Thank you so much for reading!

And thank you once again to BeautyBigBang for collaborating with me!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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New Products from Technic Cosmetics – Review

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all doing well! I am back home for a little break but will be back in Stirling in a week! Today’s blog post is all about the UK Brand called Technic Cosmetics. It’s an animal cruelty free brand that sells a variety of products from face products, to lipsticks to highlighters to contour or blush palettes as well as many other products! Not only do they sell a variety of items but they do sell them at very reasonable prices! You can order/buy Technic cosmetics from various different shops such as Bodycare (if you are from the UK), Peacocks, Dorothy Perkins, Pretty Little Things and Boohoo and many others (click here to view the complete list of where Technic products are sold!)

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So anyways, let us go ahead and get started with the review. But, before doing so I would like to once again say thank you to Technic Cosmetics for the lovely products!!

Let’s begin with the review –

Technic Strobe FX Cream – Catching Rays – £4

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You could apply this strobe cream either before applying any foundation to give your skin a lovely natural glow or else you could just apply it as your cream highlight on your cheekbones. I have tried it both ways and found that applying it before anything else, really does help with giving a nicer glow to your skin and to your overall makeup look! It can be a little sticky but after setting your face with some powder, I think you will be all good!

Technic Colour Correcting Setting Powder  – £4

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The shade that I was sent was a banana shade and this meant that it kind of was too dark for me. I mean you could use it to help cover redness or set your concealer but I prefer to use light skin shades rather than yellow tones. But when I applied it underneath my eyes, even though I did not like the colour I still felt that it set my concealer right without any creases.

Technic Get Gorgeous Highlighter – £3 – Pink Sparkle

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The Get Gorgeous Highlight range is so cute and pigmented from Technic. Pink Sparkle is literally a glittery pink highlight. I don’t like glitter sparkles in my highlight and I preferred the one that I will be mentioning next!

Technic Get Gorgeous Highlighter – £3 – Peachy Candy

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I prefer this shade from the Get Gorgeous Highlighter range for sure! I think this highlight during summer with your summer sun tan will look great. It doesn’t have any glitter specs running around but it just glides onto your cheekbone and gives you a pop of colour and a glow! You could also apply it to your collar bones! It works perfectly and isn’t patchy at all!

Technic Setting Spray -£3

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The scent of this spray isn’t that nice BUT I love the way it sets all my makeup. It just helps me makeup last all day and if you feel your skin tacky or sticky, this will help reduce that feeling. How it sprays is good too and so is the packaging but the scent I am not too keen on. I prefer this to the primer spray that I tried from Technic.

Technic Pro Finish Eyeshadow – Toffee Edition – £8

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This palette has such lovely tones of browns and reds and matte shades as well as shimmer shades. You can create a number of looks from evening makeup looks to morning ones too! It is a perfect starter palette and it also comes with a double ended brush. One side is a blending brush which I loved using and the other side is a flat shaded brush which I am not too sure about! But this palette blends well, is not too powdery and lasts long!

Technic Colour Fix Blush Palette – £5

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I love this blush palette, honestly I do and out of all the products I will mention today, this has to be my FAVOURITE product out of them all!! You can mix different blush shades to create your choice of blush for the day. You have natural blush shades whilst you also have more intense ones. I found them to work well and apply well on my skin and they blended nicely too!

Technic Mega Lash Waterproof Mascara – £4

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The wand of this mascara is great for gripping all your lashes and giving them volume. It doesn’t lengthen my lashes all too much but it does give them volume. It doesn’t transfer and it is waterproof! I love the packaging of it too!

Technic Metallic Lipgloss – £4 in Aphrodite

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I prefer this shade to the one I will be mentioning after this one! It is a little patchy if you are going to apply it on its own but I like applying it on top of a matte lipstick, I find the colour is much better than applying it on its own! It has a sweet smell and even though it is a gloss it isn’t that sticky!

Technic Metallic Lipgloss – £4 in Bling

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Like I wrote, I prefer the shade Aphrodite, but this one I guess is a perfect colour for summer or for those festivals like Coachella! I think they will spring a pop to your makeup look!

And those were the products I had to review for today. If you want you could check out my video down below where I show you how these products applied and also some other products from the brand which I bought myself!

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The makeup look I created in the video using Technic Cosmetics! 

Have you ever tried Technic Cosmetics? What do you think of the brand? Comment down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

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PIXI Glow Tonic, Rose Caviar Essence, Rose Flash Balm and Matte Lipsticks – REVIEW

Hi everyone!!

Hope you are all doing well! So I am back with another blog post! Today’s blog post is all about some Pixi Beauty UK products! I am so blessed and grateful to have received them from Pixi Beauty UK! Thank you so much I truly appreciate them! And the packaging they came is just adorable!!

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The first product I will be writing about is the Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic. It came in the cutest box which I am never ever getting rid of! This is an amazing exfoliator for the skin with Glycolic Acid. It includes Aloe vera which soothes and hydrates the skin. Additionally, it has Ginseng which improves circulation and energises the skin!

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It also helps in refining the appearances of pores and helps cell renewal to reveal brighter and more glowing skin! It balances and heals skin for a radiant and healthier glow to the skin! It is alcohol free and suitable for all skin types and most importantly it is NOT tested on animals as all of Pixi products are cruelty free! What more could you want?

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It also came with my NAME!!! AHHH!!

How to use: 

Preferably use it on face however I find that it worked well on my body however, I only use twice a week on my body. If applying it to the face, use it after you have cleansed your face and then get a cotton pad and apply the toner to it and rub it gently into the skin.

My Thoughts on the product … 

So basically this is a facial toner however I kind of use it all over my body. I mean the size it came in was HUGE. And if you buy it you get a total of 250ml so like I found ways to use it. I have dry skin especially on my back and thanks to the Pixi Glow Tonic my back is back to being smooth and non patchy so I love it! I have introduced it to my skincare routine and wouldn’t change it for the world! Definitely a must have and skincare essential.

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence

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This comes in the cutest of smells I just love it!! This is due to the encapsulated flower oils it has together with its weightless serum-essence that melts on the skin delivering fresh botanicals which help in hydrating and restoring skin’s brightness.

It includes antioxidant rich natural oils that help soften, refine and tone the skin and is suitable for all skin types. Again of course it is NOT tested on animals and is paraben free!

How to use:

Apply after having cleansed and toned your skin. Apple a pea size amount and gently rub it into the skin letting it get absorbed!

My Thoughts on the product … 

Ok this product like I said has a lovely smell! It helps brighten up my skin and helps make it not look dull. I love how it refreshes my skin and works well with the Glow Tonic and Rose Flash Balm which I will be talking about next!

Pixi Rose Flash Balm 

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The balm helps with tired skin and helps with signs of fatigue! It is a 3 in 1 product which is oil free. It can be an instant moisturiser which helps brighten the skin. Or else as a mask which helps to revitalise your skin. And finally it can be a primer to prep the skin for a perfect makeup look! It is suitable for all skin types, NOT tested on animals and is paraben free. 

How to use:

You could use it in the morning or evening when needed. As a moisturiser just apply a small layer after you cleanse your skin. As a primer you only need a pea size amount so apply a thin layer to the face and neck after you have cleansed your skin. Do not rub and follow with foundation if you would like. To use as a mask, apply a thicker layer and leave it on for 5 minutes. You could use this 2 to 3 times a week as a mask!

My thoughts on the product … 

My favourite way of using this would be as a primer. I guess it would act as my moisturiser too because you are applying it in the same way. As a mask I found that it left my skin red, however, I did like the after effect that it gave my skin of making it look more awake and brightened! So maybe I will try and give it a shot again!

Pixi Matte Last Liquid Lip

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These lipsticks are longwearing and comfortable plus they are infused with rosehip oil! The quickly set into a matte finish whilst also leaving the lips hydrated! Colours are universally flattering and wearable and they apply smoothly in a single stroke! The applicator is a unique Pixi Petal applicator which helps with an easy and precise application. It is NOT tested on animals and is paraben free. 

My thoughts …

I just love wearing these lipsticks. I love matte finishes and these dry so quickly and are so hydrating that you don’t feel as though you have a matte lipstick on! The shades are beautiful and can I just say the SCENT is amazing!! I love them! And the packaging so cute!!

Here are lip swatches of each of the shades!

Au Naturelle

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Matte Beige

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Pastel Petal

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Really Rose

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Evening Rose

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Here is a video showing all the products and also shows me applying the lipsticks too!!

And that was my review! Have you ever tried these products? Which was your favourite product out of these that I mentioned? Did you have a favourite colour from the lipsticks I showed you guys? Comment down below!

Again thank you Pixi Beauty UK for these lovely products! Thank you guys for reading and supporting my blog! It truly means a lot!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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January Makeup Favourites!!

Hi everyone, 

So January is over … like how is that possible? I will be trying to do these makeup videos once a month, however I will ask you guys on my social media if you wish to see them before filming the video!! Or else I can do a blog post instead! Anyways, enough rambles and let’s get on with the blog post!

In this month I kind of started using some new things, however I also kept using some old products too that I loved throughout 2017!

#1 – 3INA – The Fixing Spray

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I love using this Spray to set my makeup after having applied it! It just sets so nicely and makes my skin look even better! The only thing I don’t like about is that sometimes the pump is faulty and produces more water than a nice spritz! Also, it has a lovely smell to it!

#2 – PS… Primer Water

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This is a product from Primark and their makeup. I have seen quite a bit of other youtubers mention this in their primark haul. So when I came back to Scotland after my christmas break I went ahead and bought it. I love spraying this on my face before applying any makeup or even on a no makeup day I still spray it. It hydrates my skin and makes it look glow-y!

#3 – Pixi Skin Treats – Rose Flash Balm Instant Skin Booster

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This is such a great product. I would like to thank Pixi Beauty UK for it! It is a 3 in 1 product as you can use it as a moisturiser, mask or primer! I love using it as a primer mostly, it decreases my pores and creates a nice base. When I applied it as a mask I had a lot of redness and my skin felt sticky.

#4 – Makeup Revolution – I Heart Makeup Chocolate Orange Eyeshadow Palette

This is one of the newest releases from Makeup Revolution. I love their palettes, their great quality, some are dupes of other high end brands and they also come in a cheaper price! The colour selection of this palette is great to create a number of looks and I see myself using this in a Valentine’s Day makeup look!

#5 – Colourpop – All I see is Magic Eyeshadow Palette

I thought the palette would be slightly bigger so be aware guys as the size of the palette on the website may fool you! The colour selection in this palette varies and I just love it! The quality of these shadows are amazing and super blendable!

#6 – Max Factor – Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation – Light Ivory with SPF 20

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One of the newest foundations from Max Factor and I just love it! I love using it to create simple everyday makeup looks but even for a night out its great! It lasts long and is really lightweight! It just makes your skin look flawless!

#7 – Collection – Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

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This is such a great concealer to highlight and brighten under your eyes! And for the price it is even more amazing! There is a foundation of Collection alongside this concealer that isn’t my cup of tea but this concealer is just great and it is a favourite of mine from 2017!

#8 – PS….Insta Girl Rice Powder

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This is another Primark product and it is just so impressive! I love baking with this, it just sets my concealer so nicely without creasing. It is a loose powder to set makeup and it also helps in absorbing oils.

#9 – Soap and Glory – Archery Eyebrow pencil

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I love this brow pencil to fill in my brows! It also helps me fill them in so easily! I just love it and again this came with me from 2017!

#10 – Max Factor – Natural Brow Gel

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You have heard me mention this product in a number of videos/blog posts! I just love using this to set my brows! It’s my number one setting brow gel!

#11 – Essence Super Last eyeliner in deep black

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This eyeliner creates such a rich and thick black line! It is great for creating that cat wing look and it doesn’t transfer and dries down so fast!!!

#12 – Milani illuminating face powder in Amber Nectar

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I love using this to add some colour to my pale face. When I don’t want to bronze or contour my face I love using this to give me a natural pink colour to my skin.

#13 – H&M Bronzing Powder

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This is a great natural bronzing powder. I love using it on everyday makeup looks, I just think that it leaves me with a nice bronzed face which isn’t too much!

#14 – Rimmel Wonderfully Real Mascara with Keratin

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This mascara is great as it also has Keratin, so it is helping your lashes too! You should be careful of this mascara because it can be a bit too liquidy and can transfer! But it creates nice volume and length.

#15 – L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara

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I absolutely love the effect that this mascara gives to your lashes. It enhances them, lengthens and volumises them. It can get a bit clumpy but overall it is a great product!

#16 – Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Liquid Starlight

This is a buildable highlight, you can create the tiniest of highlights but use more and you’ll have the shiniest highlight beam out there! The liquid highlighters come in a number of colours so be sure to check that collection out!

#17 – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm

I love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. Their formula is just the best, very lightweight and not drying. And this shade in Stockholm is just super pretty especially for a natural makeup look!

#18 – Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in shade 03 Wow Effect

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I just love this lipstick, both the formula and the colour choice is great. I love wearing this when I am going for a more natural makeup look!

#19 – Golden Rose Long-lasting Liquid Lipstick in shade 18

Best red in the entire collection and one of my favourite reds that I have in my lip collection! I just love the formula of these lip sticks and they have a tonne of shades so be sure to check them out!

#20 – Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte lipstick in Nude

This shade is gorgeous, it’s darker to the Stockholm shade mentioned before. I love the packaging of these lipsticks and they are just amazing! Not too drying or sticky, and last all day!!

#21 – Essence Matt Matt Matt longlasting lipgloss in Shade 11 Drama Club

If you are looking for a gorgeous plum shade then try this out! The formula of these lipsticks can sometimes be a hit or miss depending on the shade. This can be a bit patchy but you can work your way around it!

#22 – Essence soft contouring lip liner in shade 09 going steady

This is a great lip liner, so smooth and it glides on nicely. And the shade is great and mauvey!

#23 – Sand and Sky Purifying Pink Clay Mask

I have done a separate blog post about this so you can check it out by CLICKING HERE. But this mask is great for people who have acne or had too and still have acne scars. It also helps in reducing the appearance of pores!

To watch my January Makeup Videos, you can check it out right here –

So there were my January makeup favourites!! What were you January favourites? Comment down below!!

Thank you for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Blogmas Day 12 & 13 ☃️🎅🏻🎄 – Life in Stirling

Hi everyone, 

I thought today’s Blogmas should be a little different. Ever since I moved from Malta to Stirling I have been probably experiencing something new everyday and I wanted to dedicate a blog post to Stirling.

I have been here for a little over 3 months already and boy does time fly! I remember my first week feeling like a lost sheep in such a new country full of green grass and beautiful trees and surrounded by a lake.

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Back in September I felt cold and now it is just too too cold where I even don’t feel my nose or lips whilst walking outside in the cold crisp air! Stirling is quite a quiet town and it’s not as big as I thought it would be although I was warned but I love it here!

There’s the cute little town with the Thistles shopping centre with shops like Superdrug, Primark, H&M, Lush, Boots which you will see me go in every time I go there. It is just a bus away from the student accommodation I am living at. I also chose the perfect student housing it is SO CLOSE to the lecture halls … I LOVE IT. It is like a classy hotel with the reception and a lift and a cleaning service. The University of Stirling campus is BEAUTIFUL and MIND BLOWING and so so big … like ten times the size of that one University we have in Malta. Also, the lecturers here are just wonderful in my course, they are helpful and so kind and answer to emails so quickly and we also get our marks in a timely manner unlike Malta’s university which takes a lifetime!

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Beautiful campus

But thank goodness I did not choose an accommodation which was farther away from the university because I like my 10 minute walk to and from lectures especially on a cold day! We also have our own book shop, pharmacy and loads of food shops with our local grocer which is a tiny bit priced but when you’re in a rush for something, it is a great place to go to rather than catching the bus to go and do a shop at Tesco.

And it doesn’t matter that Stirling is a small town as you can simply catch a train and go anywhere that you would like. So far I have only been to Glasgow and Edinburgh but I want to explore more. Of course my studies stops me from doing this but since now I finished my exams and have a few more days until I go back down to Malta for Christmas, I hope to use these last few days left to explore and visit the Christmas Markets in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Next semester I would like to visit St. Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee and maybe go to an isle of Sky or some other one. Hopefully will get to do that then.

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Oh and something else I still have yet to properly experience is SNOW. The one time it did snow was for 5 minutes and I was inside doing my placement. When I went into my placement everywhere was green when I came out everywhere was white. It was something that I had never seen or experienced and it just felt magical! However, I was so gutted I missed it all! Although, it didn’t snow a heavy amount so we couldn’t do snow angels or a snowman, so that was disappointing too.

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Ever since then, I have been checking the weather everyday waiting for it to snow and I think if my weather indicator is right today it should snow. I will keep you updated on my social media!!

I have come to visit lots of food venues whilst I have been here like Nandos, Wetherspoons, The Alannwater Cafe – best fish and chip place ever, an Indian place that I forgot the name of, Boozy cow, Kilted Kangaroo which I love and some others! Hope to visit more in the next semester!

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Anyways, so yeah I am loving Stirling, it is definitely different from Malta with respect to the air, weather and cleanliness. I love the little town here and have gotten used to life here. However, yes I miss home and my parents’ cooking and my boyfriend and friends and not to forget my cat. Oh that is another disadvantage with Stirling, that there aren’t any cats here!

But I am thankful to be having this experience! And thank you to my mum and dad as without them it wouldn’t be possible!! Thank you for allowing me to take this opportunity, I think I am growing more and learning more about myself. I have also met so many different people from different countries and have made some really good friends here … so yeah I am happy and excited to continue this experience and learn more from it and more about myself!

Thank you for everyone who has read this! And thank you for all the support!! 

Until tomorrow!

Love Kezia

xoxo