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

MUA New Velvet Lip Lacquer Shades – Review & Swatches!!

Hi everyone, 

I am so excited to share with you all today’s video! As you know I am a big fan of MUA – Makeup Academy.

They sell such good quality products, a variety of products and they are all so inexpensive!

Today’s video is all about 5 new shades from their Velvet Lip Lacquer range that they had released last Autumn.

The Velvet Lip Lacquer range include a variety of products. I also recently purchased two more which aren’t in this video. But maybe I could do a haul of what other new products I purchased from them recently!

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The formula of these lipsticks dries to a complete matte look and doesn’t have a strong scent. They however, do not last that long although this varies with colours. Another distinction is that some colours  – mostly darker ones – are extremely patchy so you have to be careful on how you apply them.

Also, it was my first time trying a blue lipstick and I have mixed feelings about it! It also took the longest to dry as the others dried quickly.

The shades are – 

Posie – A cute light nude brown shade

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Hustle – A dark pink/red shade

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Firecracker – A fun pinky red

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Splash – A not too dark or not too light blue – just in between – shade

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Flair – A vampy red

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To see the entire video with swatches and in depth review then watch the video below –

Have you ever tried this range? What’s your favourite shade? 

Thank you so much for reading !! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

One year on Youtube & NEW MUA Lipstick shades!!

Hi everyone,

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So yes, I have officially been running my channel – KezziesCorner (http://www.youtube.com/KezziesCorner) for an entire YEAR!

I actually see this as an accomplishment because I actually stuck to it. And I have enjoyed the entire process – recording the videos, editing them, creating the thumbnails and writing a description for every one of them.

Then finally uploading it and sharing it with all of you!

I have also met new, creative and amazing people. Got to do some fun collaborations and everyday I seem to have made a new friend.

I enjoy watching other people’s videos as I learnt how to apply makeup just from youtube. You learn everyday.

In one year I have gained 1640 subscribers – and for that I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed to my channel!!

And also for those who have followed me on my social media – Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat (kezikezi), Facebook and my blog too !!

I really am so happy with how my Youtube Channel developed, even with this blog!

I am very pleased and hope that I will keep doing this and most importantly continue to enjoy doing it.

I started my youtube channel as I am currently gaining work experience hours to start my masters in Clinical/Neuropsychology. Unfortunately, I had applied for a masters in Italy to start this September but did not get chosen.

So I needed something to help keep me distracted from thinking negatively.

Youtube actually helped brighten my mood, because once I was rejected I just wanted to give up on everything! But having youtube and of course the support of family and loved ones I learnt that giving up is not the road to take. Yes I am still learning not to take everything so negative as this one bad thing but to move from it and learn.

Youtube and my blog is sort of a therapeutic technique that keeps my head from thinking of the unknown. The unknown meaning the FUTURE.

I do not know what I shall be doing next year. So having something like this to do helps uplift my spirits and hopefully will motivate me in applying once again for the masters.

So yeah … Thank you for subscribing/following my Youtube Channel/Blog!! 

I took a trip down memory lane and stayed watching my first video that I posted on my channel. I think I did improve, I have learnt so much from just watching my friends’ videos on how to edit and use different techniques.

But yeah if you haven’t watched my video – this was the one –

And since this was a MUA related video I wanted to share with you some Good news !! MUA is releasing new shades from their Velvet Lip Lacquer line TOMORROW!! So head over to http://www.muastore.co.uk if you want to check them out !! Tomorrow of course!!

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Coincidently tomorrow the video showing you guys their recent released products that I had written a post (click here to view) about is finally going to come out tomorrow.

I actually had recorded this a couple of weeks ago but because I wanted to release other videos this got pushed behind! So tomorrow is the ideal time because tomorrow 5 more shades seem to be coming out and I need to get my hands on them!!

So anyways I best be going!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE !! 

Love 

Kezia xoxo

My favourite Summer Lippies

Hi Lip lovers, 

It is another lip-tastic post!!

I am quite the collector of lip products and so I decided on sharing with you my favourite summer lipstick shades.

I initially had decided that I would only pick 5 lipsticks however, I failed miserably at that! And I ended up picking … 10!!!

Here is the video –

The first of the bunch is a LIP GLOSS! I know shocking! I hardly ever wear lip gloss but ever since Ashley Tisdale released her very own line I couldn’t resist!!

Her line is called Illuminate and you can purchase any of her products on BH Cosmetics. My favourite shade for the summer months is BONFIRE.

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The second shade is Wild Watermelon from Revlon. It just screams summer to me !

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The third shade is another lipstick. This time it is from the brand MUA. This is one of their latest releases from their – VIVID LIPSTICK LINE – called Red Alert.

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The fourth lip shade is one of my first mattes that I ever owned! This is from ELF and it is from the Studio Matte Lip Color Range. My favourite for summer is in the shade called Fuchsia.

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The fifth shade is a liquid lipstick. Now as a DISCLAIMER I would like to let you all know – as I also included in this in my video – this lipstick is a REPLICA. I bought this off ebay and I was aware that it would not be real. However, because I tried the product and I actually liked it I wanted to share it with you all.

Now I know there will be others who would disagree with me because I use replica makeup but everyone is entitled to their own opinions. And my opinion on the matter is that I actually like how the product turns on my lips.

It is not drying whatsoever nor is it sticky. It does not have any bad chemical smells. Now I know the ingredients I can never find out what it really includes. But just be aware that there are famous brands that nonetheless use harmful chemicals too.

Anyways my favourite shade for the summer is another liquid lipstick this time from Dose of Colours in the shade BARE WITH ME. I had to include a nude.

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The next shade is a favourite of mine and even the formula is AMAZING! That being NYX from their soft matte lip cream line. This time in the shade MILAN.

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As you can see I love pink in summer!! Now moving on from pink, I had to include an orange coral sort of shade. And I chose MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer in the shade ZEST. This screams summer to me!

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The next shade is one that I am obsessed it with. Again this is a replica but it is amazing nonetheless. I love its matte effect that it leaves and it is a perfect orange red toned shade. This is from Mac Retro Liquid Lipstick in Feels so Grand.

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The ninth shade is from MUA and this time its from again a new range called the Inked Lip Stain in the shade Watermelon. This honestly feels so refreshing on my lips!

And let me tell you, it does leave a lip stain on your lips that no matter if you use and scrub on a makeup wipe to try and take it off it will remain there. You can see my struggle by watching my video!!

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(The swatch I have here is not a true swatch as I did not really leave it to dry so it would be a lip stain. You could see how it really stained my lips on my video)

Now for the final shade I chose Panda from Colourpop from their Ultra Satin Lip. Now because of Watermelon – my previous lip shade – panda came off a little patchy. But I am sure it was because of the stain drama I had on before!!

I had to include a purple here even though purple is usually associated with the winter and cold months. But I love purple nonetheless, be it winter or summer!!

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So there you have it, my favourite summer lip shades!

I really hope you liked my blog post and video !!

Thank you for supporting me both on my blog and on my youtube channel – I truly appreciate it !!

Have a lovely Sunday.

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

New products on the MUA website!!

Hi everyone, 

So a few days ago I posted on MUA releasing new products – one of them being 3 new shades in the Velvet Lip Lacquer line.

You can visit MUA (Makeup Academy) on http://www.muastore.co.uk 

(All images are from their website.)

Well, they have been released, along with a few other products.

I of course already made an order – no I did not buy everything but only what I wanted 🙂

So in this blog post I am going to share with you guys all the products that came out plus what I bought. Hopefully this week or next week I receive my order and will be able to try the products out.

I think the products that I was most excited for were the new MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer shades. There are 3 new shades in the collection.

One of them is the base lip coat you can call it. It basically is a pure white colour where you put this first on your lips as the base. Then you should apply the other colour – maybe one of the other two shades – as the next layer.

The white shade will help the other colour become more emphasized on the lip !! As is called a colour enhancer, therefore it should enhance the lip shade that you would put on top of it!

The other two shades are summer shades.

We have one called Sugar Coated and once you see it, it truly reminds me of the colour of candy floss. It looks like a nice frosted pink.

The other shade is quite unique and it is called Iced. This shade is one which you cannot wear on an everyday however I guess if you are brave enough to apply this colour, then go for it! I truly believe that with this shade comes a bold look!

I of course bought all these three shades and cannot wait to try them out. I am also excited to try Iced and Sugar Coated together to see what lip effect I can come up with!

These are £3 each.

Another complete new product is a new range of lip liners. They are called the MUA Luxe Precision Lip Liners. I personally didn’t buy any as I don’t tend to reach for lip liners as much. But I am curious of how the formula is.

These come in 5 shades and they actually go hand in hand with there Vivid Intense Lipsticks because they have the same shades and names.

The packaging of these lip liners is too cute ! These are £3 each.

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Burn Baby Burn

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Hot Chilli

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Punch

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Red Alert

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MUA also released 2 new eyeshadow palettes. I am always so excited when they release new eyeshadow palettes. I only chose one and will tell which I’ve chosen after I have written about both palettes.

On their website – as I have not tried this out yet – it states that the shades are soft, silk shades which makes them easier to create a well blended look.

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The first one is the MUA Luxe Eyeshadow Palette called Enchanted.

Let’s start off with the cute packaging it comes in!! The colours are all blended in so perfectly.

Also the colours in the palette all go so well together!

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The second palette is called Enrapture. This includes eyeshadow shades that are more dark whilst the other one has soft and gentle shades.

This is definitely a palette to use for smokey eye looks.

They both retail for £6. And I of course went for the Enchanted palette as I saw myself reaching for that mostly. I am not saying that the Enrapture palette is not nice, I just tend to prefer softer tones!

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They also released the MUA Luxe Ombre Shimmer Stick which is perfect to create a summer glowing look. I however, did not see myself needing this so I opted out from adding it to my cart.

But because I am showing you everything that MUA released I will still include a small piece on this. And just by writing it I am thinking to myself – Kezia why did you not buy this product?

So on the MUA website it states that it adds a beautiful shimmer and shine with the 3 shade ombre highlighter. Which from the picture I cannot see how it comes in three shades all in one.

Anyways, these 3 shades are said to compliment one another and have a creamy consistency. They are easy to blend and can be applied to the face and body to add that gleam and highlight that you are wishing upon.

Again I am asking myself – WHY DID I NOT BUY THIS?!?!

This retails for £5. (oh now I remember – I actually purchased a highlighter that I have been looking at for a while – so I guess I still got that highlight in my shopping cart just not the newest one – I will share this product with you when I receive it.)

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The last new product I noticed on the website was MUA Profession 8 Wedge Makeup Sponges. 

These are said to work well with both liquid and cream formulas. I did not buy these just for now as I do not need them. But they only are £2 and you get 8 of them so I think it is quite a bargain!!

Anyways, that is all from me today!

I would like to tell you that TOMORROW a new video will be released on my channel – http://www.youtube.com/KezziesCorner as this week the schedule is not the same as usual as tomorrow the video is a collab with 2 of my friends 🙂 So stay tuned for that!!!

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

Love Kezia

xoxo 

New MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer Shades!!

Hi everyone, 

I come forth with good news!!!!!!

Tomorrow on the online shopping website – http://www.muastore.co.uk new products will be launching!!!

MUA (Makeup Academy) released on their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MUAmakeupacademy) this picture of three new shades from the Velvet Lip Lacquer Range!!

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I love the MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer range! I really want to do a whole swatch video dedicated on them … must film this!!

The formula of these lipsticks are so moisturising on the lips even though they are a little drying once the lipstick has dried to a matte finish.

In the above picture there looks to be the light blue shade, which if it were me I would not wear. BUT it looks stunning on Sophie Hannah Richardson! And for these final 2 months of summer I think I would wear it … Conclusion – I still want to get it!

The other looks like a frosty pink nude shade that I just am itching to get a hold of.

Then the colour in the middle is a white lipstick and on MUA’s facebook it states that it is a white colour enhancer. From what I can understood is that you put that at the first layer on your lips. And then you apply your coloured lipstick on top.

This will really help in emphasising those highlight colours such as the blue one in the picture. This I cannot wait to try as well as pair it with Zest. Zest is an orange red toned shade which is really bright, so adding the white I think would make it pop!

Who else is excited for these new products?

Love Kezzie

xoxo

MUA Haul Spring 2016

Hi everyone,

Ahhhhh!! I have filmed this video AGES ago but I never came to uploading it because I had collab videos and videos that STRICTLY had to go up during the month of April!!

But ALAS, it was finally the day that it would come up!!

I bought these items once the Spring 2016 collection opened on the MUA – MAKEUP ACADEMY online website!

http://www.muastore.co.uk

This is such a fun site to shop around! I compare this with elf, I actually found it once elf stopped delivering to MALTA!!

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Anyways here is what I got from MUA from their Spring line! I loved mostly the new VELVET LIP LACQUER shades! I got all but one. The one I did not get was a coral shade and I am not that much of a CORAL fan so I said I don’t need it !!!

But I love the rest of the new shades they are amazing!!!!

Enjoy the video:-

 

Products mentioned :- (prices included)
SKIN DEFINE MATTE PERFECT FOUNDATION
£4
SKIN DEFINE MATTE PERFECT LOOSE POWDER
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER UNITY
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER DASH
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER HALYCON
£3
MUA LUXE VELVET LIP LACQUER HARMONY
£3
PRO-BASE ARGAN PLUSH CONCEALER FAIR
£3
PRO-BASE PRIME & CONCEAL CORRECTING CREAM GREEN
£2
BLUSHER BUBBLEGUM
£1
MUA LUXE WHIPPED VELVET BLUSH RITZY
£3

Hope you liked my video !! Be sure to comment if you have tried any of these products !!!
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Thank you so much for all your LOVE & SUPPORT!! It truly means a lot !!!!

Love Kezzie
xoxo