Wednesday, 28 June 2017

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY X COCONUT GLOW COLLECTION

Where do I start! meeting global makeupartist Gilbert or on how amazing the new coconut glow collection is

I had the outmost pleasure to meet global makeup artist for Marc Jacobs Gilbert Soliz, learning about the New coconut glow collection which recently hit the shelves at sephora, he his an amazing true 
artist.

I also got to discover the benefits, and some tips & tricks that I will be sharing with you shortly.

Marc Jacobs released the summer 2017 collection this June, focusing on fresh, hydrating skin, and yet best to come it's Coconut Heaven, they smell like it and it's their main ingredients so it's not only beneficial for your skin it smells amazing!

The four key products to achieve luminous hydrating skin in their coconut glow collection are:

RE(COVER) PERFECTING COCONUT MIST
When the moment Gilbert spritz it all over my face I was sold, not only it sets your makeup it locks the dewiness on your skin without Feeling sticky nor dry as most setting sprays do, and I received so many compliments how amazing my skin was. The formula combines skin loving actives like coconut, milk, water, polysaccharides and fragrance for deep hydration, refreshing and glowy skin with a 24 hour wear, To Get (HERE).

DREW DROPS COCONUT GEL HIGHLIGHTER
This beauty is your secret for dewy skin, it has a golden peach hue with warm sheen which is  universal to all skintones, it's a gel cream texture glides effortlessly onto skin , you can either mix it with your foundation/primer or applied alone to light up your complexion. I love mixing it with my foundations it gives me the perfect dewy look and so hydrating love love love.It's formula features five forms of coconut and pro vitamin B5 to hydrate and nourish your skin so not only gives you a luminous dewy finish it's also beneficial, To Get (HERE).

O!MEGA BRONZE COCONUT PERFECT TAN
Okay listen carefully get your credit card out and buy it Now!! I'm not joking one of the best bronzer I have ever owned, I use it everyday religiously. This beauty is microfined , jet miller powder that blends like a dream, it's so universal for all skintones specially fair skin gals not too orange nor too greyish perfect Sunkiss tan, i love how it's matte but so hydrating doesn't look chalky just melts onto your skin and smells heavenly like coconut, unfortunately it's limited edition so get your hands on it while you can! To Get (HERE).

UNDER(COVER) PERFECTING FACE PRIMER
My holy grail primer that I cannot stop raving about, the only primer that sets my makeup and hydrating at the same time, I recommend it for normal and dry skin because it creates a perfect
canvas for your foundation, I wouldn't suggest it for oily skin! It's concentrated with coconut extract to form a natural vitamin rich barrier between your skin and makeup. The formula has a coconut water derived polysaccharide complex so that your skin can breathe and not clog your pores. To get(HERE)

THE BRONZE BRONZER BRUSH
A Limited Edition extra wide shade and feather soft bristles to bronze all Over the face and body. To get (HERE)

And the Moment you all have been waiting for. I had the opportunity to interview Gilbert Soliz with three question i have prepared that may interest you!

1. How can I get that healthy glow under eye concealer effect that has been seen on celebrities? 
Gilbert Said he loves mixing coconut dew drops with concealer customizing to your liking and then spread it under the eyes to the temples which adds light and gives illusion of lift.

2. What's your most favourite product out of the coconut collection? And why? 
Coconut Dew drops because of it's versatility, using it before makeup as it becomes like mixing medium and also mixing it with Concealer and foundation.

3.  Beauty tips & tricks that changed your makeup game?
Using certain colors helps achieve certain effects like in summer tanned look are more desireable therefore he opt to use more peachy, coral and orange tones because it automatically makes the skin look darker. Gilbert Said "work smarter and not harder" by using less products.

I hope you enjoyed this blog and learnt new tips and tricks, I also want to thank MaxMediaLab for this amazing experience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

The Marc Jacobs Coconut collection can be purchased at www.sephora.com.au or in store -  I also made your job easier as I attached a direct link on each product ABOVE as (HERE).



Til next time 
Zena x

Disclaimer*: Products was kindly gifted. However,  everything shared on this blog are my own thoughts and my honest opinion.
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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Activated Charcoal Deep Stain Remover Toothpaste - White Glo


I tried many different brand teeth whitening toothpastes and always disappoints me. However after trialing the white glo deep stain remover for a while i want to share my experience.

White glo came up with an extra strength whitening toothpaste  that contains activated charcoal to remove stubborn stains and discolouration on teeth, it also detoxifies and absorbs bad breath odour.

I was quite skeptical at first, is it going to be another disappointment?!!  I like to keep trying new things and expirement til I am satisfied.

So before I discuss my results let's head to the packaging shall we!!

Packaging
Comes with three items included in the packet: deep stain remover toothpaste, toothbrush, and a dental floss. I love how it all comes in one instead of purchasing each and can become a travel essential. Most interesting part love how the tooth brush has the ducter that can hang on the bathroom wall.



White Glo extra strength whitening toothpaste: as I mentioned earlier it's formulated to remove deep stains and discolouration, fights bad breath and whitens teeth enamel.

White glo x-action toothbrush: the bristles on this is designed to work more effectively with the toothpaste plus the bristles itself is infused  with charcoal for better results in cleaning and whitening the teeth.

White Glo dental flosser toothpicks: this can be used to clear food particles and plaque from hard to reach spaces between teeth.

So does it do what it promises? Yes I am quite impressed and Bare in mind I drink 3-4 coffee a day and acid drinks, I do get stubborn stains and it was hard to remove with other toothpastes I tried, it didnt magically work first go it takes few days to get your satisfied results this one not only helped remove the stains my teeth feels smoother like a polished texture. The kindly sent me two packs so obviously my husband stole one because his a whitening addict and uses it daily.

This only Retails for $5.99 and can be purchased HERE as I am aware!


Disclaimer*: Product was kindly sent to me. However,  everything shared on this blog are my own thoughts and my honest opinion.

Til next time
Zena K.




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Friday, 17 February 2017

AdoreBeauty X Garbo&Kelly


I am a Self-Confessed shopper at adorebeauty and get contacted by them to collaborate was a dream come true!! As many of you might not know adorebeauty is an Australian online beauty destination providing many of amazing brands at lower cost, special offers and Afterpay . Also you can't beat their fast shipping 2-3 days will be on your doorstep, speaking of cuteness they include Timtam inside your order but my mum always steals it from me but this time i ate it before she got her hands on haha!

Hence, i couldn't say no to one of my favorite online store and kindly sent products to review from their newest stockist brand called Garbo&Kelly.

I never heard of that brand before but i was keen to try them because as a makeup artist i like to try and discover new things constantly! so without further do lets jump right to the review, packaging, and Swatches!


INSTAGIRL CONTOUR KIT
This Contour kit has both cream and powder; versatile to define and shape. If you noticed in majority of contouring brands they either provide powder or cream in a kit but with Garbo&Kelly they included both which is different! (GET HERE)

PACKAGING

Cant beat the luxurious and cushiony padded feel, and out of all my makeup collection i never seen one like this its so unique. and we all know Rosegold detail "My WEAKNESS' Yassss!!


It comes with a mirror which is a plus, and love the stamped stars on the powders, its always the small detail that makes a difference to a palette i think. I find it durable and travel friendly because of its magnetic closure and cushion feel.

however, i did notice something which is not a concern but want to point it out to so you don't get confused, at the back packaging The "Cream" is top three and "Powder" Below three as its all away around.
FRONT PACKAGING
BACK PACKAGING

CLOSE UP
SWATCHES
Ok before we start with the swatches, i want to thank my husband for the support and allowing me to use his biceps to swatch haha! desperate needs...Back to the point, The Creams are so creamy and glides like a dream, as some brands can be quite drying and requires oils to activate! The powders are also so smooth like butter and blends beautifully, the quality of this palette is amazing.

INSTAGIRL CONTOURING KIT SWATCHES

MASTER OF ILLUMINATION 
HIGHLIGHTING IT 

Now lets head to our glow glory, we can never have enough highlighters, right gals!! This kit provides both matte and shimmer highlighters, warm and cool tones in one palette,YES another score!! A girls dream come true. Garbo&Kelly are definitely in their A game!! (GET HERE)

PACKAGING
Love Love Love! this palette also has a luxurious padded feel, and includes a mirror, magnetic closure, same applies to the earlier packaging but bigger and wider. i tried to do a close up of swatches but photos don't do justice.
FRONT PACKAGING

BACK PACKAGING


CLOSE UP

SWATCHES
They are so pigmented and have a buttery feel, not clumpy or drying at all. Applies beautifully on skin with a luminous effect. i like how its versatile for warm and cool tones, inner tearduct, can be used as eyeshadow, and many more!

MASTER OF ILLUMINATION HIGHLIGHTING KIT

BROW PERFECTION PENCIL
I love how sleek it looks, reminds me of Anastasia Beverly hills brow wiz. I went for the shade cool brown and it matches my medium dark brown hair, its not too ashy nor too orange, natural, buildable, and water resistant. They also provide 5 shades for all skin tones (GET HERE).
Results: It did stay intact on my brows the whole day and it was over 30 degrees.

Overall, i love Garbo&Kelly Product Range, i totally recommend you giving it a try, if you have already tried it, let me know the comment below of your thoughts?!


Australian Website

Disclaimer*: Product was kindly sent to me. However,  everything shared on this blog are my own thoughts and my honest opinion.

Til next time
Zena K.


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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Skincare for combination sensitive skin "Skinstitut"

When it comes to skincare products i am very picky on what goes onto my skin as i usually either get irritated or burning sensation resulting tomato face. I have combination skin but sensitive when it comes to skincare if that makes sense. Its quite confusing but through experience you will get to know your skin type. 

So today's topic is about skinstitut an Australian made and owned skincare range and treatments using top quality ingredients for all skin concerns  to give an effective result.

Three of their skincare ranges were sent to me to trial, and after few days using them i had to blog on how amazing they are, i will go through each of them why i think its worth trying!

Gentle Cleanser

non-glycolic deep cleansing gel containing green tea, goji berry, aloe vera, vitamin E to remove surface impurities and all traces of makeup leaving skin clean, soft, refresh and hydrated without irritating and stripping the skin of its natural oils.This is suitable for all skin types specially delicate and sensitive skin like mine!

Direction: Applied a pea size onto wet hands not more trust me, lathered all over my face in circular motion for 30 sec then rinsed off. I also got a cotton wool and wiped my eyes and lips to remove makeup.

Results: I am obsessed with this cleanser its like lathering the same texture of aloe vera gel on my skin, and changes into frothy foam. It is so replenishing and calming, did not irritate me at all and my skin feels squeaky clean. I also noticed a big difference my pores has tightened and became less visible!!

Retail Price: $45 (TO GET HERE)

Enzymatic Micro Peel

An ultra-gentle micro exfoliating mask containing papaya extract, chamomile passionfruit & grape seed oil, niacinamide (vitamin B3) to brighten complexion, soothe, hydrate and renew all skin types particularly those who have super dry skin and sensitive. Its also perfect to be used after Clinical treatments such as IPL, laser, chemical peels, skin needling and microdermabrasion to remove any dry, rough or peeling skin.

Direction of Use: I applied a thin layer all over my face and neck, left it for 6 mins (but you can leave it for 15 min or more as a leave-on treatment for ultra dry or eczema type skins), then softly massage the skin in circular motion, once done rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Result: I love how gentle it was on my skin without irritating it, my skin had a fresh clean feel, and so hydrating. it also has a passionfruit scent.

Retail Price: $45 (TO GET HERE)

Moisture Defence for Normal Skin (combination skin condition)

Light weight, non-pore clogging moisturizer containing rich antioxidant Kakadu plum extract, peptides for an intense hydration, smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It also has emollient which is the main ingredient i look for in moisturizers, as it traps all the benefits for a hydrating radiant looking skin. which is also great to be used before foundation because of the emollient in it.

Direction:
Apply one pump or as needed to face and neck spreading it evenly, make sure to spread upwards from neck to face to prevent future wrinkles. avoid eye area; this can be use as often as needed.

Results: I love how smooth and lightweight it feels, i apply it after the skinstitut gentle cleanser for an extra boost of hydration, and has a fruity smell!! 

Retail Price: $45 (TO GET HERE)


I seriously recommend checking their skin ranges out and i am so glad i was introduced to this brand. The results are real; my skin is balanced, hydrated and smooth within days, super impressed. Plus they smell Amazinggg!!


(skinstitut is also available at selected professional clinics nationwide check here)




Disclaimer*: Product was kindly sent to me. However,  everything shared on this blog are my own thoughts and my honest opinion.




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Friday, 18 November 2016

SHIMMER & SHINE WITH GILDED CAGE


Are you familiar with Gilded Cage? Not only it has a luxurious feel but the quality is also something they focused on. Gilded Cage provides three collection of products formulated to highlight and reveal your natural beauty with Revelation eyeshadows, unleashed lipstick and Charisma lipgloss. I have noticed the textures and ingredients of each of them are formulated to give a healthy afterglow finish.

What’s even better it’s not tested on Animals and EU Good Manufacturing Practices. Now let's jump right into the review and swatches, Shall we!

REVELATION EYESHADOW

Lets first talk about how unique and beautiful the packaging is, light and secure, and has a sponge applicator. The formula has a creamy moussy texture when applied then sets to a powder, i just love how smoothly it glides. Also the color range are so beautiful and vibrant which can be buildable to your desire. (GET HERE)



UNLEASHED LIPSTICKS

Oh My, These babies glide so smoothly and nourishing on lips, pigmented yet moisturizing. It has a gloss satin finish and doesn't cling on dry lip patches because it contains amino acid derivative, wild mango butter, water lily and orchid flower extracts which nourishes and soften the lip surface. (GET HERE)


From left: Singular Red, Bold Coral
From left: Bold Coral, Singular Red


CHARISMA LIPGLOSS

Lastly from their range the Charisma lip gloss which is enriched with softening and smoothing Aleurites Molucanna seed oil (kendi oil); does not feel sticky at all, which i hate about glosses. 

The shine of the glosses are so beautiful and breathtaking, my lips feels so luscious and gives an illusion for fuller lips when applied, what i also love about it hides my crazy lip lines, i peel my lips religiously its a bad habit i know but the charisma gloss does the job, it has a unique spherical pearl reflects light that hides lip lines and furrows. (GET HERE)

From Left: Copper Rose, Aurora
From left: Copper Rose, Aurora

I hope you enjoyed this review, they are also having 25% Off Storewide with free shipping when you spend over $50 so I do recommend checking them...Til Next time xx





Disclaimer*: Products was kindly sent to me. However,  everything shared on this blog are my own thoughts and my honest opinion and was not asked to blog about it.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

TREFIEL LACE ANTI- AGING HYDROMASK


Trefiels new formulated range is taking face masks to a new level in the beauty industry, not only their lace sheet masks makes you feel luxurious it is also a plant based anti-aging hydromask containing soothing ingredients, free from radicals and UV Radiation. Hence, gives an extra boost of hydration while targeting problematic areas to attain a healthy radiant skin.

The Plant based anti-aging Sheet masks derives in four new different formulas to target each skin concerns: Moisturizing, Brightening, Repairing, and firming (GET HERE).

I am so glad Trefiel sent me the repairing mask; so keen to try as I have sensitive skin battling with redness, blemishes, and fine lines. This Repairing mask has soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile and witch hazel extracts to help repair damage skin and reduce redness.




I firstly cleansed my skin very well and let it dry, kept my eye makeup and lips untouched I will get to that part later on. Then ripped open the pack and took out the gorgeous lace sheet mask gently peeling off the film attached; it was quite slippery and messy at first from the gel but managed to put on. I only used the upper sheet mask as it comes with a bottom one also but I want to mainly focus on the areas I have concerns and use the bottom when needed.

Yes 1000 selfies was taken “the reason I left the eye makeup and lipstick” I blame the lace face mask haha! 


Anyhow, the minute I applied the sheet mask I felt a cold breeze freshness feel it’s so soothing, and having sensitive skin I did not feel any irritation at all unlike other masks I used, they either irritate me or break me out.

Leaving it for 35 minutes full of selfies I then peeled of the sheet mask. I saw a difference, my blemishes has reduced, the redness on my forehead has faded due to long-standing sunburn, my fine lines feels plumped and skin tightened I'm so happy my skin is becoming more even. That’s only one use, i regret not taking a before and after but its true.

Honestly so impressed by Trefiel, and thankful to be part of the self-care movement. That’s the reason why I wanted to blog about Trefiel sheet mask and share it with you because I did see accurate results and now I am eager to try their firming and brightening sheet masks. 

Not only they are affordable which retail $9.95 they also work, besides that comes in New you pack to try all four formulas or Five & Ten Mask Pamper packs (GET HERE) to even save more $$. 



To Learn More about Trefiel visit this link www.trefiel.com



Disclaimer*: Product was kindly sent to me. However,  everything shared on this blog are my own thoughts and my honest opinion.




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Monday, 24 October 2016

VANIDAY A BEAUTY PLATFORM ON YOUR FINGERTIPS

Are you as lazy as I am when it comes to booking a beauty/salon appointment? The trouble of calling if they take so long to answer, or can't hear you…etc. Well welcome to my world this is me.

I was introduced to VaniDay and it made my life a lot easier, a platform booking service app for beauty and wellness salons near your location or area sought after such as beauty, salons, spa, hair, nails and many more for both women and men. 
You can either download the app on your smartphone available for both (IPhone, Android) or book directly through the website but I find using my phone is much easier which I will go through the steps on how to book below.

Once the app is downloaded enable your location for more accurate results, then on the search bar type what you need SPA for example. It listed all Spa places with rates/reviews which makes the decision easier, I went for Varda Spa. 
Lastly, book your choice of treatment "I booked for tranquil body rice exfoliation" with three easy steps:
  1. Select the date and time
  2. Sign up either through Facebook or fill your personal details.
  3. Type your bank payment details. *It’s truly safe and had no issue. 
Also, Don't forget to use a coupon code which i have for my lovely followers! see at the end of the topic ;) your welcome. 


Voila!! Booking is now confirmed, relax and sit back because you will receive on your phone a pop up reminder notification about your appointment. they know us too well !!


MY EXPERIENCE WITH VARDA SPA


The service was great, and staffs were so friendly. Kindly directing me to a private room serving a warm cup of tea, Then heading for the massage bed, the dimmed light room was so relaxing. 


She was Scrubbing in a massage motion using rice beads capuacu butter and essential oils of passion flower, sweet almonds, patchoui,ginger and cedar wood and oh boy it felt soooo ahmazinngg.

Once done, I was taken to the shower room to remove excess off my body. And let me tell you My skin was ridiculously silky smooth like melted butter.


Overall, I am loving Vaniday my new tool for booking beauty appointments, also keep an eye on promotions and discounts. I totally recommend checking them out, and Thanks to VaniDay i have a coupon code for you " ZENAKHATIB "  $15 discount with minimum spend of $30. First booking only. Expiry date 31/10/2016 so hurry while it lasts! 

To learn more about Vaniday click the link below for 
Sydney and Melbourne

International 


Disclaimer*: Coupon Code was kindly gifted to me to review this amazing experience. However,  everything shared on this blog are my own thoughts and my honest opinion.

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