KIKO Milano – Haul/Review

After a much needed time off from – well, everything – Im back with a review of my new (FAV) makeup brand, KIKO MILANO! The brand has only recently come into Dubai and tbh, I’m so impressed with their products, quality and most importantly – the price!

I managed to pick up quite a bit of products over the last 2 months – if you follow me on instagram you would have seen my ‘haul’, and here I am with a full on review of everything! (almost everything..)

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UNIVERSAL FIT HYDRATING FOUNDATION

This is ONE hydrating foundation, its easily one of the best foundations I own. I’ve been reaching out to this one in particular so much because of how hydrating it is! The consistency makes it very easy to blend and it gives me medium coverage. As you can see the product is in a tube which makes it so much easier to control the amount of product needed and makes it travel friendly too! woo!

The product comes with a little pamphlet which explains the ingredients a lil bit more, so this foundation has aloe vera, glycerin and vitamin e too! HOW HYDRATING DOES THAT SOUND?

Its so light on the skin and its very very blendable and applies like a dream with both a sponge and a brush too. It retails for AED 35 (but I got it on sale for AED 25) – Bang for your buck or what?

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KIKO SMART LIPSTICKS 

So this lipstick promises to be really nourishing and comfortable on the lips. I picked up two – 914 Amaranth which is a berry sort of colour and 935 which is a shade of brown.

The lipsticks are of a satin/ slightly metallic finish which is nice and unique compared to the very popular mattes (which i’m also SO into, btw). It claims to be long lasting colour and it does live up to its claim as at the end of the day Im usually left with a very nice tint of the shade! I believe I got these lipsticks on sale at AED 17 each (if im not mistaken)

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SMART LIP PENCILS

My GO-TO lip pencils at the moment. They are matte, full coverage, long lasting and most importantly – so very creamy! This is such an amazing product I would definitely recommend it and literally tell everyone I know to HEAD TO KIKO AND BUY IT!

I bought 3 shades – 705 which is a coral orange shade, 712 which is a pink mauve shade and 715 which is a very comfortable and wearable shade of purple! I got these on sale for AED 9 each and its quite possibly the best 9 bucks I’ve spent!

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DESIGN FLOWER ENRICHED BRONZER

Last, but definitely not the least I got this BEAAAUUTTTIIFFFULLL bronzer! I got the shade Couture Sienna, the darkest shade. I really love this bronzer because it suits my skintone quite nicely and blends like a dream!

It has a very soft and velvety texture and the colour is very easily buildable, most probably because the formula is enriched with petal extracts. The lighter shade is to add some radiance and glow to the look, but for the most part, the bronzer is pretty matte – which I love!

Lets take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this packaging! It was designed by designer Ross Lovegrove, who was inspired by Black velvet! I JUST LOVE THE MATTE BLACK FINISH! How gorgeous?!

I was super lucky enough to get this product on sale for AED 49, which was so beyond worth every penny because of the quality of the product! So in love with it all!

And thats the end of my little haul/review of what I’ve recently bought from KIKO Milano. Im definitely going to be trying more stuff out (Im already eyeing a couple of things muahaha)! Hope I’ve made you want to go try this brand out (its so worth it, thank me later!)

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Unwinding Favourites

img_2889Its always important to slow down. The world is constantly moving at such a fast pace that we sometimes forget to take time for ourselves and just breathe – which is very important for us to do. Mindfulness is very important for our wellbeing and I’ve been incorporating it into my daily routine for the past few weeks now, safe to say – I’m loving it!

Theres obviously a ton of ways to practice mindfulness – being a beauty enthusiast myself, I undoubtedly have a crazy interest in beauty products that I find helps me unwind. So here are my UNWINDING FAVOURITES!

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The Lush Fresh Face Mask in Love Lettuce is my current favourite thing to slather all over my face! Its quite possibly one of the best face masks I’ve ever used AND ITS FRESH! Since this mask is stored in the fridge its very cooling and calming on the skin. Its got honey, almond oil, french lavender and almond shells which makes it very moisturising and VERY relaxing because of the lavender. (AED 70)

I just love laying on my bed with this mask on and just enjoying the lovely lavender fragrance and feeling super relaxed, its my fave part of my week!

In terms of the other stuff, I’ve been into the Spa Ceylon balms lately too and they really do help me relax before bed. The SLEEP Calming Balm is made of lavender, lemon, orange, vitamin E and ylang ylang, which is why its very relaxing to apply on before bed. The COMFORT Balm is more of a reliever and really helps me if I’ve got a headache or if my muscles need some relief. Spa Ceylon is a Sri Lankan range of products that smell to die for. I believe they do have an online store as well in case you’re interested.

The NIVEA Soft Cream is definitely a golden oldie. I love keeping it by my bed in case Im in a skin moisturising emergency, because you know – that happens.. I really love the smell of this stuff and it does make my skin much softer too! (also, its dirt cheap! – AED 6)

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 A good moisturiser does wonders to your skin (and your mood!), the feeling of freshly moisturised skin especially after a shower is amaaaazing! The Gloriously Moisturising Argan Body Lotion is a good one I picked up from boots. Its not as great as The Body Shop moisturisers but it does the job and it aint bad at all! (AED 15)

img_2897img_2893Another one of my favourites is this Spa Ceylon Body Scrub! Its such a good scrub and it smells so good and calming! Its so refreshing and relaxing I AM OBSESSED! Its the perfect in-shower body scrub and Im going to be sad when its over because I can only repurchase when Im back in Sri Lanka!

The Body Shop Lip Butters are a good night-time lip balm/treatment and always makes sure I wake up with soft lips (all ready for my matte lippies!) Been loving using this stuff and I always keep it by my bed!

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And saving the best for last, the most amazing lush bath bombs! For the ultimate unwinding I just love love love having a nice hot bath. Baths are just a million times better with a bath bomb and bubbles so I could not resist sharing this one with ya’ll tooo!

This ones called the luxury bath pod. Their website has pictures of all their bath bombs and masks and all things beautiful so I would definitely recommend spending a couple of hours checking their stuff out (as I do!)

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