Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation – First Impressions

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your Summer Vacation. I guess if you live in Australia it’s a different story!

Today I shall be writing away about a product that I have grown to love.

If you don’t know, I have acne prone skin and have been dealing with it ever since I hit puberty. I know that probably most of you out there reading my blog might have gone through that icky acne stage or are still going through it.

I still remain with acne scars and pores that are a little deep. Therefore, my skin ain’t perfect!  I have combination skin and I mostly get oily on my nose and my T zone. I also have sensitive skin and hints of redness especially near my nose. Sometimes I have a good skin day whilst other days I just have horrible ones.

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Here is a photo of my skin before having applied anything. It has gotten so much better throughout the years and I have to thank Vichy for that. I had gone to a dermatologist and he suggested to try out Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel. I started using it along with a skin cream called Skinoren and my skin has gotten better ever since.

I started trying out other products from Vichy and built my fresh skin routine. That will be for another post, but I just wanted to tell you that Vichy has helped me a lot with my skin issues.

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Today’s post is all about the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation. You can also watch my youtube video showing you exactly how the foundation applied –

I would like to thank Vichy Malta for giving me this opportunity to try out this foundation and share it with my  followers!

This foundation is high coverage and one does not need to apply a lot to end up with a great result. Literally, a pea size amount is enough for the entire face.

The texture is thick and besides correcting your skin’s imperfections it also improves the look of oily acne-prone skin.

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It promotes that – 

  • It provides immediate texture correction
  • Helps conceal spots and breakouts of acne
  • Reduces the appearance of redness
  • Leaves the skin looking clearer
  • Mattifies the skin for a natural finish
  • Has SPF 25
  • Recommended by dermatologists and used by makeup artists
  • Non-comedogenic, paraben free and hypoallergenic 

My thoughts on this foundation – 

I found that applying it with my fingertips was better than applying with the brush that Vichy Malta gifted me. (Please note that the brush isn’t sold however it is gifted) I also then went over my application with a beauty blender.

The foundation felt so refreshing and cooling on my skin as soon as I applied it. I found that it instantly covered my blemishes, redness and imperfections.

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It felt nice and gentle on my skin, not tacky or cakey! It was completely matte and no shine was left on my skin.

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I did notice that my enlarged pores showed more especially around my nose. Therefore, using a pore primer beforehand would help there.

It lasted throughout the day without the need to powder it again. I loved how it made my skin look and feel.

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Besides it being a high coverage foundation, I also want to add and highlight that it includes salicylic acid and eperulin and these help soothe your skin and reduce the appearance of concerns.

I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post! Have you ever tried this product or any other product from VICHY? Comment down below !! 

 

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

7th Heaven – Dead Sea Mud Mask – Review

Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago I did a blog post all about 7th Heaven and spoke about the Manuka Honey Peel off mask. You can check it out right here.

Today, I shall be talking about the Dead Sea Mud Mask.

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Unlike the other mask I tried, this was a Mud Mask which meant that it was going to be messier than peel off masks. But, I wasn’t disappointed by the end result that it left me with.

Minerals found in the Dead Sea help clean our impurities and open blocked pores for cleaner and softer skin. So I am all about unblocking those pores and getting rid of them!

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The main ingredients found in this Mud Mask were –

Dead Sea Salt – 

A mineral found in the Dead Sea. Dead sea minerals leave our skin feeling relaxed and nourished. I have tried multiple products from Arad which had it’s main ingredients from the Dead Sea. And I loved using their products, they did help my skin become cleaner.

The nutrients from the Dead Sea in this face mask help cleanse our pores, moisturise our skin and draw out any impurities, dirt and grime that we end up with because of today’s modern lifestyle.

Sea Kelp and Seaweed – 

These are, “large algae which grow in the seas and oceans around the world, or on rocks below the high-water mark.” Seaweed is, “high in nutrients, is a fantastic detox agent and could even improve the health of your heart. This slimy green plant could be a vital part of your beauty regime.”

The Seaweed and Sea Kelp in the face mask helps with moisturising our skin, “whilst fighting the signs of aging, helping you banish those wrinkles for good.” It can also be seen as a natural exfoliant, and helps with washing away the dead skin cells to leave your skin, “feeling fresh, clean and renewed.”

Lavender – 

Lavender is commonly used to treat skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis (which I am accustomed to!) and other inflammatory conditions.

Mud masks in general help with your daily cleansing routine in keeping your skin “super clean” and “less prone to blemishes and uneven skin tones.”

My thoughts – 

I applied the Mud Mask after having cleansed my face with my Vichy Normaderm Facial Cleansing Gel. 

I then applied the mask on a dry face using a flat foundation brush. I left the mask on for approximately 45 minutes. I KNOW I should have only left the mask on for 15 minutes as that it what it states I should do but it felt so cooling on my face I just wanted to leave it on. That and I was watching an episode of Saving Hope that I couldn’t pause it until it was finished!

But I really love how it left my skin looking so clean and so smooth. Throughout the day I felt my skin feeling refreshed and healthier. I do really recommend this mask and I prefer this one over the Honey Peel off that I tried before!

Have you tried any masks by 7th Heaven? Comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

Vichy Ideal Soleil Anti-Sand SPF 50 – Review

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you are all having a lovely week and a great SUMMER! Here in Malta, it is boiling hot to the point that I get scared when I know that I will have to drive my car round 10 am until 5 pm! My car isn’t Malta Summer Friendly!

As Summer has fully arrived, the UV rays become more harmful to our skin. Therefore, we need to get our sun protection on! I have recently started using the Ideal Soleil Anti Sand sun cream from Vichy which has SPF 50.

Now I do not quite fancy sun creams or sunblocks – they are always so sticky (but it is very IMPORTANT that you apply it during the SUMMER TIME). And if you are like me and first you apply your makeup and then apply suns cream, then forget the time that you worked on your look, because it usually will get messed up by the sunblock.

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However, recently I have been given the opportunity to try out the Ideal Soleil Anti Sand sun lotion from VICHY. I found that the product didn’t leave me with a  sticky feeling thanks to its non-sticky formula and just blended nicely into the skin. Which meant, that even though you may have put on some makeup before and then you would apply this product after – it wouldn’t leave you all patchy and white! It blends ever so nicely into the skin, even with makeup on!

A little information about the product – 

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Like I said it has SPF50 and protects us from UVA and UVB rays. It has a ‘sensorial texture’ which helps in the product being gentler and more effective on the skin. Also. this lotion may be applied on any skin type including sensitive skin. It is Paraben free and Hypoallergenic.

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It includes Vichy Mineralising Water, which is a water-resistant formula that helps in keeping the skin moisturised and hydrated. It also protects the skin from becoming damaged by the sun’s rays.

It has a ‘lightweight texture’ that helps the skin in absorbing it without leaving a ‘greasy residue.’ This products also entails to be an Anti-Sand lotion as it has an ‘ultra-dry finish’ which helps the skin to easily brush sand off.

How to apply – 

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Simply apply this before being exposed to the sun. And then keep reapplying it frequently to maintain protection from the sun especially after swimming.

My thoughts – 

When using this product I found that it worked well with my skin. Like I said the product is easy to rub into the skin and it barely shows on the skin except for a little glimmer.

What I loved the most about the product was it’s unique Sun Lotion scent. As most sun creams have that common scent. However, this one had a lovely fresh scent to it.

When applying it to the skin it feels refreshing and hydrating. I also tried it at a sandy beach and was impressed by how little bits of sand stuck onto the skin. Therefore, this is a perfect product for those who DISLIKE any sand that gets stuck all over their bodies!

It protected me from the sun’s rays and didn’t leave me with that sticky-icky feeling! It has become my new BEST FRIEND for the beach!

Have you ever tried out this product? If not, are you intrigued by it? Comment down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget – Protect your skin from the sun! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

7th Heaven Face Masks – Manuka Honey Peel Off Review

Hi everyone, 

In the following weeks you will see me review some of the 7th Heaven Face Masks. They have such a variety of face masks available, all with different beneficial skin ingredients packed inside them

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I love applying a face mask once a week and relaxing a little. I think we all need it on our skincare routine!

I never had tried these face masks by 7th Heaven before so I was really excited to try out the first one. I chose the Manuka Honey Peel Off face mask.

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A peel off mask is not messy, gentler on the skin and you can relax while it soothes into your skin.

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Here I am having just applied the mask

I left the mask on for 30 minutes, I then gently pulled it off and rinsed my face. My skin looked so refreshed.

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Here I am with the mask after having it on for around 15 minutes

After having peeled off the mask I noticed that my skin looked smoother and fresher. It also peeled off some of my whiteheads – therefore this mask really does thoroughly cleanse my skin.

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Here I am after having rinsed off the mask

The main ingredients for this mask were – Aloe Vera, Manuka Honey and Jasmine.

Aloe Vera – This helps people who have an oily skin texture as it moisturises the skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Manuka Honey – This has lots of antioxidants and besides it reducing signs of ageing it also helps moisturises and soothes the skin. Honey also helps open up any pores, and this makes it easier for the skin to get cleansed and for the pores to become unclogged.

Jasmine – This helps in rejuvenating the skin and it also helps those with dry skin.

I cannot wait to try the other masks!

Have you ever tried any face masks from 7th Heaven? Comment down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading! 

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!

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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

April 2017 Favourites – Skincare, Hair products & Makeup

Hi beauty lovers, 

How are you all doing? Hope you are having a great start to the week!

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Yesterday, I released a BONUS video up on my channel and it was all about my April Favourites; ranging from hair products, skincare and makeup!

My April 2017 Favourites – 

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Tangle Teezer 

I love using this to untie my knots that seem to love my hair! I love using in this show before applying conditioner and before rinsing it off. This helps my hair in not getting too tangled after coming out of the shower!

TRESemme’ Salon Sleek Frizz Control Smooth Memory Spray

I love using this before straightening my hair and to keep my hair from frizzing after having had a shower!

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Arad Facial Cleansing Milk 

This has been my favourite product to use to remove my makeup! It literally takes off any makeup you could possibly use! It is so soft and gentle on the skin. You can click here to read an entire blog post all about this product!

Arad Mineral Facial Scrub

I have been using this in conjunction with my Vichy cleanser and have loved the combination. It really has helped my pores decrease in size and helped keep my face cleansed and clean. You can click here to read an entire blog post all about this product!

NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer

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I have been using this primer constantly this month – as in April! It helps keep my makeup last longer and also helps create a nice base before applying other makeup products! It also helps decrease the look of pores!

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation

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I have been wanting to buy this foundation for a while now and now having tried it I can say it was worth the wait and the money! I would say this a medium to full coverage – very buildable! I love how it sits on the skin – not cakey whatsoever!

Collection  Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

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For the price it is amazing! One of my favourite concealers to highlight the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow and chin! And also to conceal under my eyes. It doesn’t crease and lasts all day!

Wycon Prime and Fine Powder

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This sets my foundation and concealer nicely. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and the shade is perfect and blends well!

Milani Baked blush in Berry Amore 

I love this blush – it’s like a mix of orange, pink and gold altogether! It has tiny glitter speckles which adds to the intensity and glimmer of this blush! I also love the packaging of the baked blushes by Milani!

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

I have been wanting this product ever since I saw Kathleen Lights rave about it so many times! I ordered mine off ebay! I forgot to say in the video that it has an intense summer smell that makes you excited for beach and summer days. It just creates a natural and bronzed look. It is very light weight and not that intense – my favourite!

Sleek Precious Metals Highlight Palette 

The packaging is gorgeous and the highlights are amazing! My favourite shade is Antique Bronze which is a lovely gold cream highlight. Perfect for not pointing out your pores more as a powder highlight would!

Max Factor Natural Brow Styler

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I love this as it settles and tames my brows in place. It keeps them intact all throughout the day and dries clearly.

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Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

This mascara has been an old favourite of mine. It just separates and lengthens my lashes nicely. It also doesn’t transfer on eyelids.

Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara

Yes if you are doing a physical activity and you are wearing this – it may transfer on your eyelids. But it just lengthens and volumises the lashes ever so nicely!

Essence The Cushion Eyeliner

I had never used a cushion eyeliner before and let me just say this small pot really impressed me! It just creates a lovely intense black line!

Essence The Eyeliner Waterproof Pen

You can create a thick or bold line with this waterproof pen. It doesn’t move either! It is not patchy whatsoever although, as the day goes by it does become patchy and you might want to retouch it.

BH Cosmetics Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale- Beach Goddess Palette –

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This palette is just too cute. I love the shades they are all so natural and you can create different looks. My favourite shades from this palette are Fiji – a cream shade , Maui – a copper shade and St. Lucia – a bronze shade. The eyeshadows are also so pigmented and blend nicely together.

MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer – Sizzle

You know that I love these lipsticks! I also includes this shade in my Favourite Spring Lipsticks video and couldn’t resist but to include this in my April Favourites too! I love this shade – it is a beautiful orange/red shade! This one isn’t patchy whatsoever!

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Point Zero

I know that this doesn’t look like a spring shade but I loved wearing it this month and found myself reaching it for it more than I thought I would. The wand isn’t my favourite, but once applied I love the shade on my lips. It is like a brown/nude shade and has a bit of a satin shimmer finish. This was one of the collaborations Kathleen Lights did with Colourpop.

Favourite TV Show – 13 Reasons Why

Oh my god – if you haven’t seen this you really should! It is a Netflix TV Show made up of 13 episodes – 13 reasons why Hannah did what she did! It is a different story from what you normally see but worth watching because these things actually do happen and we need to have our eyes opened more!

Favourite Movie – Beauty and the Beast

This is such a cute movie. I normally do not like movies which have songs in them like musicals do. But I didn’t mind the songs in this movie! The costumes and the hair was amazing and I love the little cutlery dancing around the objects being animate. Watching this movie also brought back childhood memories of when I used to see the cartoon movie on tape!

What were your favourites of April 2017? Have you tried any of the above products?

Comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

ARAD Dead Sea – Black Mud Soap – Helps with Psoriasis

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday!

I wanted to come here and write up a small blog post all about the Black Mud Soap from Arad.

If you haven’t done so already, I regularly post reviews about products from Arad, and you can check the previous blog posts right here –

Also if you are Maltese you could also check out the Arad Dead Sea Malta Facebook Page!

Before starting the review I would like to share with you all that I have Psoriasis. It’s when the skin cells multiply up to 10 times faster than normal.

‘As underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales.’

I usually get this on my scalp however, I now am getting this on the spine of my back. It is very irritating and if I do not use the correct products it only gets worse.

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Thankfully a product from Arad has calmed my psoriasis down. With that I am talking about this Black Mud Soap. This natural soap is enriched with minerals that helps in cleansing the skin and removing excess oils and dirt from your skin.

It is recommended for those who have normal to oily skin.

How do I use it?

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I do not use it every time but only every other time. Whilst waiting for the conditioner to set in my hair I apply this soap only to the regions whereby my skin is affected by Psoriasis; that is on my spine on my back. And I gently rub it onto it, leave it settle and then rinse it off. I then go ahead and shower as per usual.

My thoughts – 

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I find that this soap has helped calm down my psoriasis leaving my skin as normal as it can get!

For those of you who have Psoriasis, I know that it isn’t treatable but will stay with you for the rest of your life, so the only thing you can do is to keep it calm! And for that is the reason why I love this soap as that is what it does, it is so gentle on my skin and helps my skin breathe!

Have you ever tried this product or any other products from Arad? Comment down below would love to read your comments!

Happy Sunday and thank you for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo