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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

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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

 

 

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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

 

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My Favourite Winter Lipsticks

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing? 

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I am so excited to be sharing with you this Youtube Video. As you know lip videos are my favourite ones to film. I have previously filmed my favourite seasonal lipsticks however, never did one for Winter until now!!

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So here are my favourite 10 lipsticks that are all reasonably priced as all of them are drugstore as I now have realised!!

MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer in Harmony

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As you know I love the MUA Velvet Lip Lacquers. Even though they aren’t long last and need a constant re application especially when food or drink is involved, their range is great. They have so many shades in their collection including four new SPRING shades1!!

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Point Zero

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This was one of the collaborations that Kathleen Lights did with Colourpop and of course I had to get my hands on it! I love the formula of their satin lips and this lip shade screams winter!! Kathleen also released a new set of three lipsticks with Colourpop called Aquarius Bundle!

Essence XXXL Longlasting Velvet Matte Lipgloss in Silky Red

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The formula isn’t the best but the scent of this lipstick is AMAZING! I have only managed to get my hands on one of these shades from this range. I love the formula as it is very soft and creamy!

Focallure Matte Lips in Shade 03 Burnt Amber

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I purchased these off Ebay and I love the range. They are a little patchy and a little bit sticky but when I apply some sort of lip moisturiser before hand it definitely helps!

3ina Lipstick Shade 102

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3INA is a brand that we recently got in Malta, there are 3 branches and I love the shop and the way it is designed! I love their products, and they are well priced too! The only thing that I don’t like about this lipstick is the bullet is so annoying to apply with!

BH Cosmetics Bh Liquid Lipstick in Clara

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I absolutely love the formula of these lipsticks! They dry to a matte perfect finish and they have the fastest drying formula that I have ever tried! They are also long lasting as well!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Copenhagen

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I love the Soft Matte Lip Range from NYX  I think they have such a lovely range of shades! The scent that these lipsticks have is AMAZING!! I like this shade however you have to be so careful around it as it tends to get patchy!

HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Vixen – Ebay Replica

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So I cannot lie and tell you that this is the original products but no it is a knock off from Ebay. And I was hesitant in trying these out but I did and actually like how the colour pay off truly is! They do have a scent to them not a chemically one as you would expect off ebay! They are a little patchy and need constant re application but apart from those factors I love this lipstick!

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Magnetic

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The Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme’s are by far my favourite liquid lipsticks! They have the sweetest scents from all these lipsticks I have mentioned! They are not that long lasting but are so soft and creamy! They apply so well and smoothly across the lips !! The applicator is helpful in creating a precise shape onto your lips!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Dominatrix – Ebay Replica

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Again, this is a knock off and yes I did not want to spend all that money on the real thing, and was I happy with my decision? YES!! I love it. It is a little bit drying but again applying some moisturiser or lip balm before applying this lipstick definitely helps!! I love the shade it’s sort of a dusty mauavey brown and pink mixed together!!

I hope  you enjoyed this post!

What was your favourite lipstick and lip shade?

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Happy Wednesday!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Lip Monthly – January 2017 Unbagging

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday!!

I haven’t written a blog post – apart from writing my weekly video related blog posts – in a while! In a while meaning for a week!

But I thought I should just sit down – or get comfortable on my bed – and write up a blog post. I have been awfully busy with Psychology and studying and preparing that I haven’t had time to focus on Youtube or my blog for a proper good amount of time in a while. I know I uploaded my video on Friday however, I didn’t write much of a blog post. I honestly enjoy writing away over here but anyways this introduction is becoming far too long!

Now where were we? 

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Ah yes, so I finally received my January bag from Lip Monthly. It was shipped out quite late and therefore arrived at the end of the month however it was worth the wait as the products are amazing. What’s great is that usually Lip Monthly ship out three items which are lip related and one bonus item however, this month we got 4 Lip Items! I prefer it this way!!

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The retail value of this month’s bag was $67.95 and we got some gorgeous lip shades! Lip Monthly also is offering the chance to actually customise some products out of your bag! I keep forgetting which product I customised and if indeed I got the product I chose. But still it is a cool initiative!

What products were in this month’s bag?

Manna Kadar Lipstick – Shade Bliss – Retails for $21.00 

The packaging is so sleek and again it is a lovely light everyday pink! So soft and moisturising. The formula is not a drying one at all.

On the packaging it says it is a priming lipstick, this means that it is both a lip primer and lipstick. I don’t own anything like this and I love the idea behind it! I love how this feels on my lips, so creamy as well!

Lord & Berry Crayon – Retails for $10.00 – Shade Black Red 

The name of this crayon I don’t like at all but then the colour looks amazing!

I cannot find it to be available on the Lord & Berry website so I don’t know whether this product was limited or edition or is sold out!

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Retails for $17.00 – Shade DF

The packaging of this liquid lipstick is GORGEOUS, looks so high end! I love the gold tap and the font of the brand! I don’t like that the shade name is DF but I guess we can overlook it!

It has a peculiar smell, one that is not so tasteful! It has a soft and velvet-ty formula. Doesn’t transfer either! I love the shade I got, perfect everyday pink for all seasons!

The shade range of these matte lipsticks doesn’t vary however, they all look great! I also love the box it came … again the packaging is so cute!!

 

Jelly Pong Pong Lipgloss – Shade Necessity – Retails for $19.95 

I love the box it came in, it was so cute. The gloss has a certain smell that reminds me of my childhood. It reminds me of some items I used to get when collecting Groovy Chick magazines!! Weird right?

It is quite a sticky consistency not one of my favourites. I like the colour I got however I do not think I will reach for it much!

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I cannot wait to see what the next bag will consist of and whether we will only get lip items from now on! 

What product is your favourite? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

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Valentine’s Day Makeup – 2 Looks using ONLY Drugstore Makeup

Hi everyone, 

I am so excited to be sharing with you this blog post! Besides it being a Makeup Tutorial with not one makeup look but two, something I have never done; this is also a COLLAB with Deborah from Distorted Priorities.

She is a Maltese Blogger who posts about beauty, makeup and fashion! This is my first collaboration with someone who is Maltese like me!!

You can visit her blog right here – http://www.distortedpriorities.blogspot.com.mt

Click HERE to go and see her post on the 2 Valentine’s Day Looks.
Visit Distorted Priorities’ Social Media –
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We decided on creating 2 different looks in preparation for Valentine’s Day! Now we have thought of two scenarios that us girls can face on V-Day!

One of them is a Lunch Date look for those girls going on a date with their loved one or their first date! Something simple yet classy!

The second look is for those girls who are going to be having a GNOGirls Night Out with their best friends!

I shall be doing the makeup side of the looks whilst Deborah will be taking care of the outfits!

Here are Deborah’s outfits for both looks –

Lunch Date 

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Girls Night Out 

 

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Now here are the Makeup Looks I created for both the Lunch Date and GNO. I also only used DRUGSTORE makeup.

Lunch Date Makeup Look – 

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GNO Makeup Look – 

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The Products I used – 

The following are the products I used for both looks –

  • Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer
  • NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Beige
  • Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation
  • NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Light
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Peach Glow
  • Essence eyebrow stylist set in Blonde
  • Rimmel Brow this Way in Blonde
  • NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette – mixed Toffee/Caramel and Sculpt
  • 3INA The Blush Shade 103
  • MUA Undress your skin Shimmer Highlighter in Pink Shimmer

Look 1 – GNO Products –

  • MUA – Burning Embers Palette
    • Shades used – Flicker, Blush, Sparks, Blaze
    • Brow bone – Light
    • Inner cornerMUA Undress your skin Shimmer Highlighter in Pink Shimmer
  • essence Stays no matter what waterproof liquid liner
  • essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
  • Sleek Matte Me Lipstick – Vino Tinto

Look 2 – Lunch Date Products – 

  • MUA – Burning Embers Palette
    • Shades used – Light, Warmth, Glint, Wild Fire , Kindling
    • Inner Corner – Sparks
  • essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara
  • NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Push Up

And finally here is the video showing you how I attained both looks!!

I hope you all have a lovely Friday! And a Lovely Valentine’s Day! 

Which was your favourite look?

Thank you so much for reading and for watching!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

 

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♡ Golden Rose Liquid Lipsticks Lip Swatches – Ladymakeup.eu – 10% Discount Code

Hi everyone,

It’s WEDNESDAY!! Which means I have a NEW VIDEO for you all!! And I am so excited to be sharing this video with you all as it was one of my favourites to film.

As you know I LOVE lip products and so here is a LIP SWATCH VIDEO showing you all 12 SHADES from the brand called GOLDEN ROSE!

I would like to personally thank Ladymakeup.eu for giving me the opportunity to review these products for all my followers!!

I also would like to add that ladymakeup.eu is an online makeup shop which holds a lot of different drugstore brands from ELF, Makeup Revolution, MUA, Real Techniques, Sleek, NYX and many more!

They even ship to MALTA which is great, however they do charge a shipping fee!

They even gave me a discount code for all my followers to use!

Use – Kezia10 – at checkout and get 10% off your order!!

So anyways going back to the lipsticks I have never tried anything from Golden Rose so I was excited to try out these new lip products. They are called the Longlasting Liquid Lipsticks which are Matte and Kissproof!!

A basic summary – I tried 12 shades however on the ladymakeup.eu website there are 5 NEW SHADES!

There are a lot of pinks mostly and I simply love them! They have a scent and their formula is very creamy. They remind me a lot of the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes.

They are very soft to the lips and not drying! They are quite long lasting however, if you are anticipating a snack or food I would recommend you keeping it in your bag to reapply!

In the video you will see me testing out whether or not they are kiss proof by kissing the back of my hand. And let me tell you they are however they have to completely dry down to a matte finish or else there would be SOME transfer!

They also don’t take that long to dry!

The sad thing is that they are not named and only have a shade number given to each one!

Here are a closer look to the 12 shades! 

And here is the video – 

Have you ever visited the ladymakeup.eu website?

Have you ever tried these lipsticks? Do you like Golden Rose?

Which was your favourite shade? 

Thank you so much for watching my video and reading my blog post!

Happy mid week!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo