Anew Essential Youth Maximising Sheet Mask – AVON – Review

Hi everyone, 

How are all of you doing? 

So do you ever have those days when you just feel so tired, stressed and just need a break? Well recently, those days were more often than others and I needed something to keep me relaxed for a bit.

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A few days ago Avon Malta kindly sent me this new Anew Essential Youth Maximising Sheet Mask and I finally found the time and the moment to try it out. You can order from Avon through their website – www.avon.com.mt or ask for their catalogue which they can send through their local representative. They could also provide a soft copy of the catalogue and they may send it through Facebook or Whatsapp or by email.  To order the products simply either get in touch with your Local AVON Representative or go directly to them.

So let’s get into the review!

Here is a photo of how my skin looked beforedull and in need of a good face treatment! 

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How I applied it – 

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It came in this cute golden packet which I cut open thanks to the easy instructions. Before applying it, I cleansed my face and prepped my skin for the face mask. I then gently took out the mask and you will notice a tip on the edge of where your forehead is. That marks the spot of the left side of your face. I gently applied it first on my forehead then past my nose, and then I pulled it gently down onto my neck.

My only concern was that when I applied it, it irritated my eyes a little, however this could be because of my poor application skills of sheet masks. But I rinsed my eyes with a little water and all was well.

I then left the mask on for more than 20 minutes even though on the packet it says to leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. But whilst I had the face mask on, it was so relaxing to be laying down on my bed with the mask on, I was feeling as though my skin was being refreshed. It was just a serene and calm moment.

What it entails to do – 

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This is an anti-ageing mask and it is formulated to help repair cells and firm the look of skin. It should help the skin look more radiant, plump and smooths texture.

It is formulated with phytol to help increase cellular metabolism and renewal, and to help improve skin’s barrier protection. [AVON Malta]

After continuous use it should start to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and makes skin look firmer.

 My thoughts – 

Here is how my skin looked after

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As you can see it just looks more awake, refreshed, it felt so soft and smooth and I liked the natural glow that I was left with. Overall, I loved the end result and I stayed with the refreshed feeling on my skin throughout the day.

It was also a motivational factor to keep me going throughout the day and run the errands that needed to be done.

I recommend this face mask, if you are looking for an easy sheet mask, with refreshing effects!

Have you ever tried this sheet mask? Comment down below!

Thank you once again Avon Malta for giving me this opportunity to test out this product, I enjoyed the experience!

Thank you to everyone who has read this blog post and liked it!

Until next time

Kezia

xoxo

 

Arad – Facial Scrub – Review

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday. The weather in Malta looks bliss!!

Today’s blog post is all about another post on an Arad product! As you know if you have been on my blog for quite a while, I have been posting reviews about Arad products!

If you haven’t seen them already be sure to check them out, here are just a few – 

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Today is all about this Facial Scrub that I have been trying out for 2-3 months. I do not use it every day but I use it in conjunction with my Vichy Cleanser to regulate my acne prone skin. And since the Vichy Cleanser was recommended by my dermatologist I could not stop using it completely.

So what I have been doing is switching the two everyday and I found that this worked. I guess in the end you just have to simply experiment and see what products work out for you. Therefore, this may have worked out for me but it may not work out for you if you have acne.

So what is this Arad Facial Scrub? 

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This scrub is formulated with ‘Dead Sea Mud‘ and ‘Natural scrubbing particles‘ to help with cleanse your skin and pores and help in ‘rejuvenating the look of the skin.’

It contains ‘Bees Wax‘ and ‘plant extracts’ which act as ‘skin conditioners‘ to help ‘sooth and calm the skin.’

How to apply it – 

Rinse your face as normal, then with your fingertips apply the scrub in circular motions all over your face and avoiding the eye area; do this for one minute or so. Then gentle rinse off.

You could then apply the Arad Day Moisturiser and the Arad Night Cream after. The moisturiser I use is the Arad Hydro Light Moisturizer for Oily Skin.

My thoughts – 

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What I like about this scrub is that it isn’t too messy. Even though it has these tiny particles which annoy me, they are easily rinsed off. These particles are the ‘Apricot Seeds‘ which helps in cleansing pores.

Now since I have been using this for a while, I have noticed that my pores are getting slightly smaller. They do not disappear so don’t expect magic. However, they have decreased in size; that makes Kezia very happy!

The scrub makes my skin feel soft and smooth and cleanses my skin thoroughly!

If you are Maltese like me, you can visit Arad Dead Sea Malta’s Facebook Page for more information.

Have you ever tried this product or any other product from Arad? What are your thoughts? If you haven’t, are you intrigued of doing so? 

Thank you so much for reading! 

Happy Sunday!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

Sephora – Algae Face Mask Review

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all having a LOVELY week!

Yesterday’s vlog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNi4urCHwAo) included a face mask that I tried out for the first time last weekend.

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I got the Algae Face mask from Sephora whilst I was in Rome. I was having a bad skin day and decided to pamper myself a little for the evening.

Each face mask that Sephora provides has a natural lyocell fibre masks, each with skin care benefits.

What it should do – 

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Each mask has a different active ingredient for relaxing the skin and gather a better and brighter complexion.

The Algae Face Mask helps to detoxify the skin and get rid of any impurities that cause dullness and replace them with a fresh and radiant complexion. It does not include any parabens and the products are animal cruelty free.

My thoughts – 

After applying the sheet onto my face – something I had never done before – apart from it feeling strange, it actually felt refreshing. I kept it on for around 25 minutes and then took it off.

The first thing I noticed was that it left a shine-y finish; I thought that was because I didn’t need to rinse off the mask. But the shine and oily-ness remained even after hours having applied the mask.

The mask did leave a nice freshened up look on my skin however, I did not like how oily it made my skin. So I guess I wouldn’t choose the algae one again, instead I would choose another type of mask.

Have you ever tried any of the Sephora Face Masks? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

Arad Dead Sea – Eye Contour Balm

Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!! I am back with another blog post on a product from the Brand Arad.

If you haven’t seen my previous blog posts about this brand and other products you may do by clicking on one of these links (on the first post there is also a summary of what the brand in general offers!) –

If you are Maltese like me, then you can also go and visit Arad Dead Sea Malta‘s Facebook Page!!

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Today I shall be reviewing the Eye Contour Balm from Arad. I find that under my eyes I tend to get dry skin therefore, a little moisture would go a long way!

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The Eye Contour Balm contains minerals from the Dead Sea and also includes Vitamins and Whey Proteins that help to maintain the below actions and benefits

  • It helps to soften up any fine lines and wrinkles that your skin may have
  • It helps to smoothen and firm the skin around the eye which is very delicate
  • It helps to minimise puffiness
  • It also helps to delay any future signs of ageing

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How I apply it – 

It comes in a white creamy formula and I apply it with my ring finger and gently tap the product under my eyes. I also apply it to the sides of my mouth as I do also tend to have dryness round that area however, not as much as under my eyes.

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I use this product every morning and evening after I have applied all of my face products therefore, this is the last step to my morning and evening skin care routine!

My thoughts –

This product has helped my under eyes to not be as scary puffy as they would normally be. But I love this product for helping my dryness underneath my eyes decrease. It really did help in smoothing my skin out!

Have you ever tried this product? Have you ever tried any other product from Arad? 

Thank you so much for reading! Have a lovely weekend!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

Arad Dead Sea Malta – The Facial Cleansing Milk Review

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the time with your family, friends and loved ones. I wish you all a lovely HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Today’s post is about a product from the brand called Arad.

I would like to thank Arad Dead Sea Malta for giving me this opportunity to try out and review their products. You can visit them right here on their Facebook Page – Click Here.

Therefore, keep your eyes out for a number of reviews from this brand in the upcoming weeks to come and maybe even a Giveaway!

I personally had never tried any of their products, especially since they are skin products. I tend to just stick to my day to day face products and never change them as my skin is quite sensitive. I also have acne prone skin and do breakout quite often.

However, I was curious to try out their products and so I did.

Before I go onto review today’s product I would like to give a basic overview of the brand Arad.

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On their website, they state that a source of their products is from The Dead Sea which is, “the deepest hypersaline lake in the world, whose unique mineral content has been used as a boon for healthy skin for thousands of years.”

Arad is made up of 26 minerals (such as Pomegranate, Propolis and Mari Coll n-30 extracts) which are found in the dead sea and together they make the Arad 26 natural skin care line.

What are these ingredients and what do they do? 

  • The Pomegranate is a powerful antioxidant, natural SPF booster and has Vitamins A & C.
  • Propolis is a natural ingredient and includes natural minerals and amino acids which are considered to have “antiseptic, antibacterial, water-binding and antioxidant properties.” It also includes Vitamins B compound that controls excess oiliness, pimples, irritability and redness. It also has a soothing effect on the skin.
  • Mari Coll n-30 is a high-purity, marine derived collagen that helps moisturise your skin, strengthens connective skin tissues and provides anti-irritant benefits.

These minerals come with plant-based ingredients that extract the purest of ingredients. The products are “preservative free, and most do not have additives such as parabens.”

Having read this about the brand I was curious to try out at least one of their products immediately!

Yesterday evening I tried out my first product, as it came time for bed I had to remove my makeup. Normally I would use my Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 but I used something different.

I used the Arad Facial Cleansing Milk – Make Up Remover.

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This product states that it contains Dead Sea Minerals which helps to remove all kinds of make-up and eliminates skin impurities. It is specially formulated to leave your skin prepared for further absorption of facial creams that you would follow up with after.

It is enriched with calming plant extracts and is suitable for sensitive eyes and users of contact lenses.

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I gently squeezed the product onto a cotton pad and began rubbing it against my face. My makeup instantly came off. It wasn’t harsh against my skin nor did it burn my skin or cause any irritation.

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I was surprised at how quick it removed the makeup, my cotton pad was full of all that gunk!

It then came time to remove my eye makeup – and I was surprised as it again did not irritate my eye area and it removed my eye makeup with one rub! Yes I did have to go rub again to remove my mascara but the eyeliner came off so quick where usually I would have to rub a few times until it has cleared!

When I was done, I knew that my skin was cleansed of all my makeup by noticing that my pores were emphasised and huge! Was I happy with that? Maybe not but this Facial Cleanser really does the trick at removing your makeup!!

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I highly recommend this especially after a night out dancing with your friends! I know the feeling of just wanting to go home and get into bed without washing off your makeup! But with this product I am pretty sure that it would only take a minute or two and then you can jump into bed and snore all the way through to the afternoon!

Have you ever tried any products from the brand? If not, are you curious to try them out now? 

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

Blogmas Day 8 & 9 – Christmas Decorations and Spa Night

Hi everyone,

I finally decorated my room and also a Christmas Tree.

A little background about my family – we do not decorate every year because of somebody we lost a while back. But this year, I managed to convince my parents that we should decorate for us. We are still here, and I am sure he would want us to.

Anyways, with that being said I was allowed to put up a Christmas tree and decorate it with bits and bobs. I am also excited to see what Nemo will do about it. Nemo is our cat, she is 2 years old and she just loves playing! So far she has just stolen one Christmas ball and ran around with it! Hilariously cute!!

I usually only decorate my room with little things here and there. I also have more fairy lights!! But I just remembered I did not take a photo with them on!!

The Christmas tree is in our sitting room, so now I enjoy going there to stay watching a show or two. Here is a photo of me watching Scream Queens – such a weird and funny show!

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Yesterday, after work and voluntary work I came home and had a nice shower. We do not have a bath, which is such a pity! I would use so many bath bombs if I could!

So instead of soaking up in bubbles of fun I put on a face mask.

My boyfriend’s dad went to England and got me some goodies from Superdrug. One of them being relaxing face masks to try out!

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I tried the Superdrug Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask. It contained ultra purifying dead sea minerals and nutrient rich seaweed that combine to penetrate deep into the pores in your skin to improve its vitality!!

It truly did make my skin feel super soft, destressed and relaxed. It’s Vegan and Paraben free which is always a plus too!

I swear my skin has never felt softer!!

I really hope you enjoyed reading this Blogmas Post. Short & Sweet, just the way I like it!!

How has your December been so far? 

Thank you for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo