Carbon Coco – Teeth Whitening – An Honest Review

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all doing well! Today’s post is all about Teeth Whitening!

I am quite self conscious over my teeth as they aren’t straight at all. However, I do have very healthy teeth and I brush daily. 

Have I ever wanted to do braces? Yes, but due to financial reasons I couldn’t afford to do so for now. Maybe in the future I don’t know, but for the time being I have come to accept the appearance of how my teeth are. 

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Carbon Coco approached me a few weeks ago, and asked me whether I was interested in doing a review on their Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish and I accepted.

Carbon Coco sells a variety of items to keep those teeth of your white & clean! They are a 100% natural company and are animal cruelty free.

Their Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish helps remove plaque, keep your teeth and mouth clean and helps removes toxins in your body.

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Therefore, besides whitening your teeth it also promotes for clean hygiene.

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Carbon Coco also kindly sent me a brush along with the Whitener. I first dampened the brush with a little bit of water and dipped the brush in the charcoal. I then brushed my teeth for 3 entire minutes and then spat and rinsed my mouth. (You can watch the video to watch me brushing away and get a closer look of the end result!)

Besides the charcoal leaving some black coloured leftover around my teeth, I loved the product. I do believe that you have to use the product for a number of times especially if you have yellow stains but the end result is a good one.

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I think that if you are interested in a cheap and safe alternative to whitening your teeth, then you should give Carbon Coco a go.

Their website also has individuals who are there to help, and their customer care service responds ever so quickly. So whatever you need to ask, do ask them and they will happily give you an answer.

Have you ever tried any teeth whitening product? 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

Massive Essence Makeup Haul

Hi everyone, 

This is going to be a very short post sharing with you all my latest video!

I finally uploaded an Essence Makeup Haul. Essence has been one of my favourite brands since I started makeup. I wouldn’t replace some products for the world! They are such good quality and so inexpensive!

Here is the video showing you all the products – 

Products mentioned – 
Essence all about matt! oil free makeup – shade 10 – matt beige
Essence camouflage 2 in 1 makeup & concealer – shade 10 – ivory
Essence all about matt! Fixing compact powder
Essence sun club matt bronzing powder – shade 1- natural
Essence soft touch mousse makeup – shade 1 – matt sand, shade 2 – matt beige, shade 3 – matt honey and shade 4 – matt ivory
Essence get picture ready! Long lasting compact makeup – instant flawless finish in shade 10 – matt ivory
Essence camouflage 2 in 1 powder & makeup – shade 10 – ivory
Essence Shading Powder – bronzer and highlighter – shade light
Essence get picture ready! Brightening Concealer in shade 10 ivory
Essence matt touch blush – berry me up!
Essence Contouring Eyeshadow Set – Mauve meets marshmallows
Essence make me brow – shade 01 blondy brows
Essence eyebrow gel – colour and shape – shade 01 brown
Essence lash & brow mascara
Essence Rock n’doll volume & eye opening mascara
Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara – Rebel
Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl Mascara
Essence The False Lashes Mascara
Essence Colour Flash Volume Mascara
Essence Glossy Balm – Strawberry Cheesecake
Essence gel Eye pencil in urban jungle and around midnight
Essence effect eye pencil – metal phantom
Essence Kajal Pencil – Samba Green
Essence Big Bright Eyes – highlight it … funky
Essence Velvet Matte Lipstick – Silky Red
Essence Matt Matt Matt Longlasting Lipgloss – shades 01- la vie est belle, shade 02 – Girl of today, shade 04 – ready, set, impress! and shade 05
Essence all about deep sea eyeshadow palette
Essence all about romance eyeshadow palette
Essence Lipstick – wearing only a smile
Essence Lipstick – cute nude and my first love
Essence Nail polish – whisper of spring, i don’t care!, crunchy cake and sunny london
Essence colour booster nail polish
Essence Nail Stickers
Essence like a million miles away perfume

I really hope you like this video!

Have you ever tried any of these products or Essence?

Thank you so much for reading or watching!

Love Kezia

p.s.HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY ALL YOU LOVELY LADIES!!

Lip Monthly – February 2017 Unbagging

Hi Lip Lovers,

How are you all doing? 

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Today, I shall be writing up a blog post all about the February 2017 Lip Monthly bag. Again, I received this bag so late and I really wanted to do a video about it. However, I think now it is too late to do one as the March bag I hope is going to be sent soon!

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This month’s bag retailed for $60. It came in a cute pink material type bag. I prefer these types of bags rather than the plastic ones we used to get before. They really had a weird scent to them!

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This month we got 3 lip products and 1 bonus eye shadow.

The Products were – 

Cargo Eyeshadow – Shade Cyprus – Retails for $16

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So this isn’t really a favourite shadow of mine. The formula is quite powder-y yet it isn’t too much. So it’s just the right amount of powder if you get what I am saying! The shade is like a bronze gold colour and I guess it would look great with a brown smokey eye look.

Model Co Lipstick – Shade Kitty – Retails for $17 

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I love the scent that it has – smells of flowers! I also love the name of the lipstick. It has a creamy and shimmery formula and it sits lovely on the lips.

Cosmoholic Gloss – Unnamed – Retails for $10 

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So the Model Co lipstick has a scent but this Cosmoholic Gloss has a richer vanilla and sweet smell! I love this one more. The shade is an everyday dark nude. It isn’t drying yet moisturising on the lips.

Sugar Crayon – Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick – Shade Poison Ivy – Retails for $17

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I love the colour – it’s a nice wine/plum shade. It isn’t patchy but settles nicely onto the lips. There isn’t any scent to it either.

So this month’s bag was a definite thumbs up. I preferred it to what I got in the Sweet Sparkle box by far!

Have you ever tried any of these products? Are you subscribed to Lip Monthly?

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Sweet Sparkle – February Unboxing – Kiss of Winter

Hi everyone,

Today’s blog post is all about the Sweet Sparkle February Box. The theme of this month was Kiss of Winter.

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I did not film a video however, I created a makeup look using all of the products and took pictures in between steps to write up a blog post.

I am really enjoying the fact that now we get a card with all the items written down on it plus a little description on each of them and the retail cost. This really helps in seeing whether the box is worth it!

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Before applying any of the products

Concrete Minerals – Mineral Eyeshadow – Shade Sweet Catrina – Retails for $8 

This is a 100% vegan and cruelty free product. It has quite a soft texture and is a pink-champagne shade that flatters all eye colors with a light shimmer.

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My thoughts – I found that this isn’t really pigmented and you need to apply a lot of product if you want to get the colour onto your eyelid. Although, I have yet to try it with some sort of setting spray which might help the pigmentation pop.

Be a Bombshell – Baked Blush – Shade Teacher’s Pet – Retails for $6

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This is a baked mineral refined into a powder formula for the ideal baked blush. It enhances your cheekbones with its lightweight glimmer of pink and gold.

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My thoughts – Since it has shimmers in it, your pore friends on your skin are going to speckle through and I personally do not like it! The colour is cute, the packaging is great; but as a product it isn’t my favourite.

Kokie Cosmetics – Dynamic Due Eyeliner – Retails for $8

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The products entails to be a long wear, intense black and smudge free eyeliner. It is a double-ended liquid liner used to create a matte finished look that will last all night.

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My thoughts – I loved the eyebrow pencil we got from Kokie in January however, this isn’t a favourite product of mine. The felt tip pen side is great however, the other side isn’t. When I try to go over the line, the black becomes patchy. It is true that it doesn’t smudge and it is quite long lasting. However, it doesn’t create an intense black look.

Crown Cosmetics – Pro Volumizing Mascara – Retails for $4.99 

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The mascara entails to lengthen, volumise and define lashes. The large wand akes your lashes to new lengths without clumping them.

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My thoughts – The wand is pretty harsh on the edges so it isn’t my favourite wand. However, I love the effect of this mascara on my lashes. It doesn’t clump them together and the formula doesn’t transfer to my eyelids.

LA Splash – Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick – Shade Cookie Dough – Retails for $14

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The shade is dessert like and it has a velvet matte formula and is waterproof. It also exfoliates, moisturises and applies for a long lasting sultry look.

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My thoughts – I love the rose gold packaging it is just adorable! The dofer applicator is perfect to help us achieve the perfect lip look. The smell though isn’t my favourite as it has this weird scent! But it really does last long, it isn’t patchy and it isn’t drying!

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The Finished Look

Have you ever tried any of these products? 

Thank you so much for reading! 

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

 

 

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