KIKO MILANO: FIRST LOOK AT THE BRIGHT LIFT MASK

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This is an honest non-sponsored review on this KIKO mask product as I have been duped many times by social media influencers into buying products that were not as advertised and were not worth the money. I love to test out KIKOs different type of masks. On this occasions, I chose the BRIGHT LIFT MASK. 





Why did I chose this one?

I felt that since living in London, the pollution does not help our skin stay hydrated and supple, on top of fatigue from the city lifestyle.

This mask is being advertised as an intensive lifting mask with marine collagen which instantly lifts, reduces the signs of fatigue and restores a youthful radiance. It is for all skin types.




How did it do on my combination skin?

The mask itself smells beautiful and it's consistency is quite dry in nature almost like a creamy clay that dries up quite quickly.

I leave it on for around 20 minutes.

THE RESULTS

Once, washed off with water, skin instantly appears tight and brighter. On top of that you will smell lovely.


MASK SMELL
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Smelled luscious.

MASK EFFECT
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Tight skin and visibly brighter. The only reason I gave it 4 stars out of five is because you will definitely need a hydrating cream after this mask as I can guarantee your skin may feel quite tight.

BRIGHTNESS EFFECT
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Skin which is visibly brighter.

QUALITY OVER PRICE
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Well worth the value of the item.



ALL IN ALL ITS A GREAT MASK THAT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS, SO ITS GREAT TO BUY IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BRIGHTEN YOUR COMPLETION AND HAVE TIGHTER SKIN.

I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO USE THE HYDRA PRO DAY CREAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS MASK.




MY FABULOUS HAIR EXPERIENCE - CDJ EZIO PARRUCCHIERI

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CDJ EZIO PARRUCCHIERI is an Italian run hairdresser in London, they use hair friendly products to recreate whichever look you are going for with minimal damage to your hair when it comes to colour.

BEFORE


AFTER


My hair had been previously dyed very blond by someone who obviously should have made clear they were not as competent in colouring as they advertised, thing that they didn't disclose.
It was only when I got home that It was clear my hair was breaking all over. After months of home hair masks, I researched a place to go to and found CDJ EZIO PARRUCCHIERI and boy do I notice an incredible change in my hair, the colour looks natural, it’s long lasting as the technique they use doesn't show regrowth, no clear colour line is visible but rather your natural colour growing through and most importantly my hair looks and feels healthy.

Here is my visual experience vlog
https://youtu.be/gnRHkQeTkQc

They use Joelle shades colour which is a new colour and Wella professional techniques.

The atmosphere of the salon is friendly and very professional.
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Recreation of the look you are going for is perfection.
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Colour is natural and healthy looking
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Cut makes your grow even better and style better
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Styling is catwalk ready
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Price for value is outstanding 
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Upkeep of the look is outstanding 
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They even go as far as providing refreshments.

I can say this is the best experience I've had in the UK , they can proudly compete with the likes of Nickii Clark Hair salons.

I always come out looking ready for my social events and I can't imagine changing hairdressers, I’m addicted whether it's for just a blow dry , a cut or colour.

ADDRESS
297 King Street 
W6 9NH 
London 

Closest tube is RAVENSCOURT PARK

CONTACT 
02085637833 

WHATSAPP 
0039 3478640457

FACEBOOK 


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BEST HAIRDRESSING EXPERIENCE BY FAR.

CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Charity is a wonderful part of life that you can embrace within your communities. It's your chance to give back to society and it's ever so fulfilling.


As a former beauty queen it's been a big part of my life because it's incredibly satisfying. I define it as food for your soul. 


Nowadays, we live in a society where outter beauty is highly credited but what is actually important in life in general is your inner beauty. 

I'm a great believer that beauty comes from the inside ,shining then to the outside. You may notice the use of the term 'SHINE' , that is because did you ever met a person who is incredibly kind and lovely? Don't you find that they appear even more attractive?


Helping others, wether animals or humans, contributes positively to our community.

Here is a list of ideas I suggest to raise funds for your cause or charity:

Use your social media to make your cause known and involve others that support your cause (i.e. Twitter, instagram, Facebook)

Cyber funding websites such as JustGiving help link likeminded people.

Organise sponsored activities (i.e. Swims, runs), sponsored gala dinners, sponsored club events, sponsored kids events or even just making your cause known in very busy public places.

Bakery items sales, jewellery making sales or car boot sales from your  own or donated items.

Source and contact people to help you out because remember that the union of multiple people make you a greater strength and asset to society.

Charity can come in multiple forms, a kind word, a small action such as carrying bags for an elderly from the supermarket, feeding stray pets or being on the streets helping the homeless by bringing them food or drinks.

Helping one another in any positive manner is key.










EVER WANTED TO BE A BEAUTY QUEEN? HERE'S HOW..

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Some girls aspire to be role models to other girls, in order to achieve this a lot of us participate in beauty pageants.


The question is how do I prepare?

I would say start working your way from your inside to your outside.

Firstly, what is a beauty queen in character?

  • caring
  • charitable
  • team player
  • kind

This is your chance to help those in need wether it's animals, other people or charities of your choice (I have provided ideas as to how to do this on a previous post you can refer to for inspiration).

When you truly feel from your heart the need to help and care for others, it will reflect on your outter beauty.

How do you conduct yourself in public? Or even on social media?

This is also very important ,character is your way of leading by example. 

You should appear poised and well mannered regardless of the situation. There will be times that you will be tested and it's happened to me many times.

I have been at pageants and bullied by other participants for my dedication to working on myself on. Did I ever rise to it? No, because I rather lead by example and show other girls that you can behave appropriately regardless of the situation.

On social media, I have also been bullied, remember not everyone will like the way the look and not everyone likes to support other women but would rather bring them down. However, I try never to rise to it, don't get me wrong it hurts at times but I address it in a manner where I make it clear I will never accept bullying either for myself or for others.

I am an advocate against bullying.

Once you have worked on your interior, it's time to move to your exterior. 


How, you may ask yourself?

  • eat healthy and balanced meals
  • exercise 3-5 times a week (to keep toned)
  • practice that walk with the heels you plan to wear and that smile in front of a mirror daily or even record yourself to see where you could improve.
  • think of why you want to enter a pageant and why you think you aspire to win.
  • get your selection of outfits ready well before the pageant, you will want to practice your walk in your outfits.
  • go for outfits that stand out on stage (I tend to choose outfits with crystals on them they work well on stage).
  • get big sparkling accessories that complement your outfits.
  • if there's a talent round, make sure you have rehearsed and feel comfortable with what you are doing so that you have time to perfect it.

In the days prior to the event you may want to book a hair stylist and makeup artist that help you achieve your desired look, on top of that manicures ,pedicures and waxing are a must. I also get my hair freshly died 2 days prior to the event from my trusted hairdresser CDJ EZIO PARRUCCHIERI

If you are doing your hair and makeup by yourself practice all the different looks you are thinking of going for prior to the event (check what works well and what doesn't, what works well is checking also how it comes across in video and picture).

The day prior to the event I can't stress enough practice, practice and practice. Remember to be organised because on the day itself you may be quite nervous.


Always be yourself and show the beautiful person you are, it will always shine through and people will be automatically drawn to you.


If you would like more info or ideas as to how to prepare or more posts on where and how to shop, contact me directly I'll be more than happy to answer or write further blog posts. This is just a synopsis on the subject.

BADBUBBLE DIY TEA HOME DELIVERY KITS REVIEW

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Don't let the name fool you. What is bad about it is how BADLY WONDERFUL it is.





My experience with BADBUBBLE was wonderful, starting from the ordering of the item to the delivery of it.




I’d say as a whole the are a very professional company, fresh ingredients were included in the DIY box and this home delivery is great if like me you enjoy spending time in the comfort of your home. They have a variety of tea types such as Jasmine tea and black tea. They provide different original bubble tea flavours, milky bubble tea flavours and popping Boba flavours.




Its actually very easy to make:

1. Boil the tea.
2. Let the tea cool down in fridge.
3. Boil tapioca for around 15 minutes.
4. Soak it in honey or sugar.
5. Put the tapioca in the cup.
6. Fill the cup with ice, put the syrup on top and put the tea in.
7. Mix a bit and its ready.

If like me you are more of a visual person here's a link to the video I produced on HOW TO MAKE YOUR BADBUBBLE TEA. 

https://youtu.be/LJ1o-NJX2tU

In my YouTube review link I made a peach flavoured BadBubble cold Tea which was delicious, which tasted exactly like what I get outside in a bubble tea shop but at the comfort of my home made by yours truly.

My final verdict:

PACKAGING - GREAT AND HIGH QUALITY PACKAGING.

INGREDIENTS - FRESH, HIGH END, GREAT TASTING AND VAST VARIETY.

CUSTOMER SERVICE - VERY ACCOMMODATING, AVAILABLE AND PROFESSIONAL .

ORDER EASE - VERY SIMPLE TO ORDER.

DELIVERY - QUICK AND INTACT.

Order online www.badbubbles.co.uk www.badbubbles.co.uk

Contact them also on 00447507776099

 Follow their instagram badbubble_uk



MAX FACTOR FOUNDATIONS: Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 vs Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation

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This review is not one that has been sponsored. These are items that I have tested out over a period of time in order to give a true opinion of what works and what doesn't.
I'm tired of following beauty influencers who give false advertisement as they are sponsored by the brands. So many times I have followed their advice and ended buying a product that was not as magnificent as they described.

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Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 foundation 



How did it do?


This foundation is by far my favourite because it does exactly what they specify on their site, it holds like a primer, corrects like a concealer with the long lasting finish of a liquid foundation with SPF 20.
It really is capable of lasting the whole day and interestingly enough does give that flawless finish we all look for in a foundation. 

It comes in a variety of 14 shades.

I would say it's perfect for combination skin (skin that is part dry and part oily).

If you have different tones in your skin such as redness or darkness it is full coverage and conceals all imperfections.

The incorporated primer gives a very smooth base, which leaves your makeup looking great.

The best part of it is that it's nice and light , you won't feel like you are wearing a mask and at the same time covers everything that needs coverage.

I loved it, I can honestly say it's the best foundation I have tried in a very long time. I can guarantee that it compares to ranges that Dolce&Gabbana, Mac, Bobby Brown and even Givency have with the benefit of it being affordable.

What about the weather test?


It does great under any weather condition, cold, rain, wind and heat.

How many stars would I rate it?


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I would rate it believe it or not 5 stars out of 5. Amazing. 

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Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation  



This foundation states to be a 2-in-1 formula which provides foundation and serum with SPF 15. Instantly covers without settling in age-related imperfections and helps protect against UV-induced signs of ageing. It claims to give a smooth and age-defying coverage.

How did it do? 


Well, it's awful for combination skin, it does cover lines or scars but probably does better on a skin that is dry. If you have any type of oily or combination skin, your face will look very oily unfortunately.

What about the weather test?


It does well in cold or rain but unfortunately fails when it's hot, your makeup will look like you have been in the gym exercising or slightly melted but definitely not flawless.

What's the perk in using this foundation?


It probably works best on dry and very damaged skin.

However, I felt very self conscious with this foundation as to my discomfort when I went for my massage I left my face print on the masseuse's table. Not a pretty sight. Funny but embarrassing. The massage therapist must have thought I caked on a lot of makeup.

This foundation is very thick so you will also look like you are wearing a lot of cosmetics.


How many stars would I rate it?


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Unfortunately, I would rate it only 2 stars out of 5 for my skin type.
However, there is one major positive it's a great foundation to film or photograph with as on film it looks flawless.