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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