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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Models Own Mini Haul




Hellooo lovelies, hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far. Last week, my flatmate Sabbi came down to London and I finally took her to Stratford Westfield. We also did a few cheeky shops including one unexpected stop in a huge nail polish.. That's right, we were inside a huge nail polish!
Models Own Have recently opened up a pop up store in Westfield and if you're a nail polish fanatic, you have to stop by it! They have all the colours you could possibly ever need, want, or even think of - it's like a rainbow puked all over the walls (in a good way). 

They had a 6 for £20 offer on all items so me and Sabbi picked 3 polishes each. The lady who served us was extremely friendly and we had a good, long chat about all things Youtube and blogging. After falling in love with most of the polishes, I narrowed down my top 3 (believe me it was hard) and we also received 2 free eyeliners!

Coincidently, two of the shades I picked up, Beach Bag (neon peachy orange) and Sun Hat (neon pastel pink) were part of the Polish for Tans collection which is supposed to enhance and compliment tanned skin - which I really believe is true! I also picked up a champagne rose gold glitter polish called Pink Fizz because it was so pretty and sparkly. It really has that wow factor  (apparently it's one of the best sellers) and it's been scientifically proven that by being a girl, I cannot resist shiny objects ^-^ The formulas of the polishes are quite opaque, which means you only need 1-2 coats and you're good to go! I shall be revisiting the giant nail polish soon to pick up some Autumn/Winter shades ;)


Keep scrolling for more photos,
Keeks xx








Friday, 12 September 2014

Competition | Get Goddess Legs with Gillette Venus & Olay


Hellooo lovelies!
Who wants silky smooth legs?! I know I do! Gillette Venus and Olay have created a new Sugarberry scented razor not only to provide us all with silky smooth legs, but to also leave them smelling delicious in the few weeks of warm weather we have left. They have also been generous enough to provide me with a goodie bag for one of you lucky readers!

All you have to do is retweet my tweet on Twitter (I'll let you know which one) or post a leg selfie and hash tag @GilletteVenusUK and @MalikaChady and you'll be in for a chance of winning your own Sugarberry Goodie bag like mine!

Keep reading to find out why you need these bad boys in your life...




They smell amazing.. Like they smell exactly like berries... If only Gillette and Olay made a matching lotion or something (hint hint)

These razors are really moisturising. Some previous razors I've tried pull on the skin a little due to friction but these Olay moisture bars mean serious business, they're bigger and better than any others I've tried. 

The razor is really comfortable to use, and they just glide on your skin. I usually avoid razors on a night out because I always end up cutting myself but I haven't even cut myself once on these (hope I haven't jinxed myself)!


I usually prefer waxing my legs (when I'm bothered) because it takes longer for the hairs to grow back, but this is a great alternative especially when I'm getting ready for an unexpected night out. I usually chuck my blades away because I forget to buy replacements but I've really liked using the Sugarberry blades and I'm definitely going to be stocking up on them!


Don't forget to retweet my Goddess Legs tweet for a chance to win your own Sugarberry goodies!

Keeks xx










Tuesday, 9 September 2014

MeMeMe Goodies


Hellooo everyone!
Today I'm going to share with you all this beautifully presented little black box which arrived in the post some time ago. I received these goodies from MeMeMe and being a fan of their Boxed Blushers, I was excited to play around with them a little... Keep on reading to find out what I think!





I'll start off with the product I like the most and was most surprised to like, the mascara! The brush has little bristles which really get down to the root of your lashes, something which the bigger brushes tend to miss a lot. This mascara isn't usually what I go for, it's really natural looking; however there are days where I don't feel like attacking my lashes with product & this mascara is perfect for those days.

The satin lip cream was also really impressive, it was extremely moisturizing and pigmented; however as it isn't a matte formula I'd recommend using a lip liner. I loved the nail varnish, it's a perfect reddish purple Autumn shade (it reminded me of the O.P.I Linkin Park collection!). The Fire eyes shadow quad had some colors I wouldn't usually go for, but I'm hoping to get good use out of them for the next Indian style wedding I attend! My least favourite product was the Cheek & Lip tint. It was easy to apply and blend; but shade was too light & didn't really show up on my skin.

Overall, I was quite pleased with most of the products and I've already spotted some eye shadow quads on the MeMeMe site which I'd like to give a try! 


Have you tried any MeMeMe products?
Keeks xx






Saturday, 6 September 2014

Affordable Pampering | Superdrugs Face Masks





Hellooo lovelies.
The weekend is nearly over and some of you will probably be going back to work (or school) on Monday, so why not make the most of your day by treating yourself to a little you time. Instead of forking out for an expensive spa facial & wasting time travelling there and back, pop into your local drugstore, pick up a little face mask and D.I.Y!

These lovely little face masks from Superdrugs come with a variety of  ingredients and they're currently on Buy 1, Get 1 Half Price making them 50p each! They are paraben free, against animal testing and come with recommended skin types for each mask.  For the price they are worth, they are obviously not going to be miracle products (like my GlamGlow Supermud); however the cucumber cooling clay mask does tighten my pores & it's also suitable for sensitive skin. I haven't tried any of the other masks in the range but I usually buy a few varieties for my mum or keep some lying around in case of any emergency sleepovers. 


TIPS


If you have extra sensitive skin, only apply the mask to your T-Zone & rinse off after 10 minutes.

Masks will always work better if you wash, cleanse, exfoliate & steam beforehand.

Don't forget to rinse your face with cold water after to close your pores.



Enjoy your D.I.Y pamper day!
Keeks xx





Monday, 1 September 2014

Micellar Water Wars


Hellooo lovelies.
As some of you may know, I went for a mini trip to Paris a while back and picked up a few goodies, some of which included these new Micellar Water solutions everyone's been raving about (another great French skincare creation, these guys are on a roll!). What is Micellar Water some of you may ask?  The water solution contains little surfactants which are good at trapping small particles of oil, etc. hence why they're great makeup removers - it's essentially soapy water but gentle enough it doesn't require any rinsing. I could try to explain this in more scientific detail, but I assure you guys, I will fail ^-^



Science aside, the reason I love these Micellar water solutions is because they are so much more gentle on the skin yet more effective at removing makeup. I also love the idea of using a makeup remover that looks like water, it seems much more gentle than lotions & washes. As far as I'm aware, most micellar water solutions are free of alcohol and soap ingredients, which is perfect for my extra sensitive skin. I've compiled a small list of micellar water's which I've come across and given them all a test. To hear my verdict, keep reading!



The Bioderma makeup remover was one of the first micellar water solutions I heard about & it's still raved today by make up artists & beauty bloggers. Surprisingly, this is my least favorite out of them all! It is supposed to be for extra dry & sensitive skin, and although it worked fine on my eye makeup, it didn't really get on with the rest of my face. Considering there are cheaper alternatives that I prefer more, I don't see myself picking up another bottle of this one, but they have trial sizes if you want to give it a try!



La Roche Posay has always been one of my favorite French skincare brands, mainly because they stock the only sunscreen I've ever tried which doesn't break me out. It has a very subtle fragrance to it, which I like, and it's also non-comedogenic. This is a tad more expensive compared to the Bioderma, but I prefer this formulation much more than the Bioderma.



DAT PUMP DOE! I don't know if the same packaging is available in the US stores, but this new pump feature is so easy and efficient, one of the reasons I really like the Sephora cleansing water - you just push a cotton pad onto the nozzle and it dispenses just the right amount of product. An assistant on the Sephora makeup counters used it on me when I was trying out foundations & it felt so light on the skin. It also has a lovely fresh scent, and the pump just about pushes it to second place!



Last but not least, the winner of the Micellar Water Wars! The Garnier cleansing water wins all rounds, it's fragrance free, easily available and affordable! Removing makeup is an everyday essential so all we really need is something quick, cheap and easy - all the products are essentially the same & there's no point spending so much when they all provide the same uses. If you want to give Micellar Cleansing Waters a go, give this one a try first as it's always on offer & even suits my combination, sensitive skin!



Some more of the many Micellar Water Solutions you may want to try:



BOOTS

SUPERDRUGS

FEEL UNIQUE

(none of these are affiliate links, just where I shop often)



Hope this has helped!
Keeks x






Friday, 29 August 2014

Cloud 9 Magical Duet Haircare Review


Hellooo lovelies.
As my hair is far from perfect, I'm always up for trying some new products. I've been trying out the Cloud 9 Magical Duet set which contains two magical repair and protect products:


Magical Potion (50ml)
Magical Remedy (50ml)





MAGICAL QUICK DRY POTION
The potion is available in a full sized bottle (200ml) as well as travel size (50ml). It's supposed to act as a heat protector and UV filter for your hair, reduce drying time by around 50% as well as prevent frizz. The potion looks like magic in a bottle - you give it a shake until it turns milky blue and just spritz from mid-length to the ends of your hair. I wouldn't be able to tell you guys if it really impacted the drying time as my hair dries fairly quickly anyway; however I did like the fact that it protected my hair from heat without weighing it down or leaving any grease/residue. It also smells really lovely,the spritz packaging makes it so easy to apply and the product seems to last forever. I've used the potion a good few times and there's still so much product left!


MAGICAL REMEDY
I believe this a new product from Cloud 9 and cannot be bought separately just yet. The Magical Remedy claims to reduce split ends & breakage. It looks similar to a conditioner/hair mask and can be used on wet or dry hair as a leave in conditioner, detangler or intensive repair treatment. This product smells so heavenly, I think the scent is mainly why I love it so much! I think the Magical Remedy would be perfect for finer, thinner hair as most styling & treatment products are often too heavy for those hair types whereas this one is really lightweight. Although my hair has really thinned out; the strands itself are quite thick & I had to use a lot of the product to see a difference when the packaging says use in tiny quantities. I did also try to leave the Magical Remedy in my hair as a leave-in conditioner, but I ended up applying too much & it made my hair a little too greasy. This one takes a bit more getting used to however both products combined (using the Magical Remedy as a hair mask) did leave me with straight hair for a good 3 days which is average time before a wash.



Keeks x





Thursday, 28 August 2014

Liebster Award


Hellooo lovelies!
Yesterday, the lovely Jasmina nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you Jasmina for my nomination and I look forward to answering your questions!
So the rules for this award are:

Make sure to link back to the blogger(s) that nominated you.
Answer all of the questions provided from blogger that nominated you.
Nominate 11 bloggers of your choice, who have under 200 followers.
Create 11 questions of your own, for the bloggers you nominate to answer. 


LET'S DO THIS!


What is your go-to makeup look for a special occasion?
I always alternate between a gold smokey eye or bold red lip, pretty standard stuff.


Whats your fave season, Summer or Winter?
Is it cheating if I chose Autumn? I used to love Summer as a kid because all we'd do is have waterfights but these days it's just makeup melting of your face and what not!


Whats your favorite makeup brand?
I think I'd have to say MAC mainly because they have something for everyone and they are somewhat affordable compared to other premium brands. But if I had to choose drugstore, I think Sleek has really outdone themselves in terms of affordability, quality and how pigmented their products are.


Whats your reason for starting a blog?
I'm a huge makeup hoarder & I love all things creative (DIY's, etc.) I also used to love writing stories and stuff as a kid so I guess I combined the two and started blogging.


You see Leonardo Di-Caprio casually walking down the street, what do you do?
Probably be passed out on the floor or I'd be trying to play it cool when I approach him and lose all sense of speech when I open my mouth.. Either way I'm f***ed.


If there was one makeup look you had to stick with for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Matte brown lids with winged liner & berry lips - a perfect Autumn look!


Whats your biggest pet peeve?
Attention seekers! When someone's mean or a b**** you can normally tell straight away. But attention seekers seem genuine & friendly until you realize they're telling everyone details about your life & playing weird mind games with you! Just be yourself and be cool.


Who is your inspiration?
My blogger inspiration would probably be Zoella simply because she's been able to do all these cool projects including releasing a book - something which I've always wanted since childhood. And also knowing that someone who suffers from the same anxiety problems as me has got so far really encourages & motivates me.


Celebrity Crush?
Wait so I'm only allowed one?! I seriously can't choose - check my Get To Know Me Tag for a list of 25 hotties but my Girl Celebrity Crush has definitely got to be Kylie Jenner!


Whats your favorite TV Show?
Since yesterday Pretty Little Liars has made it's way back to the top! I won't say much as some of you may have not watched the Fatal Finale but so much happened (which is a huge change as opposed to the other episodes).


Who's your fave Friends Character?
Oh, this is quite hard - I think Joey because he was so easily pleased. Give him a sandwich and he's a happy chap!



I NOMINATE:


(I cheated a little as I'm still new to the blogging community & could not find enough bloggers under 200 followers, but still take part as you're all awesome!)

MY QUESTIONS:

One goal you would like to achieve in the future?
Only 3 beauty products to last you the rest of your life, what would they be?
Heels or Trainers? And why?
The best advice you've ever been given?
Go to hairstyle?
Why did you start your blog?
Celebrity crush?
Who is your inspiration?
Favorite place to shop?
Where is your ideal home location?
Favorite perfume?


Thanks again for nominating me Jasmina & good luck girls!
Keeks x