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Kiko Makeup Haul

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Kiko is such a lovely makeup shop and I’m so glad to discover that they sell online.  The products are budget friendly but they are of great quality.  Recently when in Italy I picked a few things up so here is my Kiko Haul. Each of the products mentioned will be linked below.

I’ve already written a blog post solely on the  Velvet Matte Lipstick in 609 here so If you’d like to read about how amazing this orange Kendall Jenner Estee Lauder style lipstick is head over to that post.  The link to the lipstick is here

The Universal Fit Foundation is a foundation that I’ve wanted to get my hands on for a long time.  Unfortunately I am too pale for even the lightest shade Kiko have to offer which is a shame but I’m sure I can mix it with a lighter foundation. Packaging wise is great because its a tube and its easy to travel with and you can get all the product out unlike a glass bottle foundation. Its a decent coverage and lasts a good while.  The link to the foundation is here.

I bought 2 for the Kiko Smart eye pencils which are dirt cheap but fantastic quality.  They are really buttery and don’t pull on the eyelid when you apply them.  I bought shade 813 which is a turquoise colour and shade 806 which is a light purple. You can buy them here.

The next product is possibly my favourite purchase.  Long Lasting Eye shadow Stick in 06 which is a dupe if there ever was one for the By Terry Ombre Blackstar for a fraction of the price.  Easy to use on the go as the eye shadow is in stick form and all that is required is a swipe of it over the eyelids and blended out for a lovely bronze eye.  They have many different shades check them out here.

Unfortunately the blush and highlighter I bought was in a sale and no longer seems to be available but I’m sure that Kiko must do something similar.  It is a chubby stick which on one side is blush and the other a highlighter.  Simple to use and 2 products in one genius.

Finally, the nail polishes from Kiko again are really cheap and last long hardly chipping.  They have an abundance of colours but I decided to pick out a purple colour in the shade 338. Check out the nail polishes here.

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2 Weeks in Italy

~ Travel ~

Italy is a country that is pretty close to my heart I love the architecture the pace of life and more importantly the food.  My aunty lives in a town called La Spezia relatively near Pisa therefore for what I think has been the past 5 years ( say whaatt?!) I’ve spent a week or two of my summer each year in Italy. 

Unfortunately you would imagine that having spent so much time in the country that my Italian would be fairl y good but I know hardly any of the language apart from the odd phrase here or there that usually involves food.  Yes Gelato con panne i.e ice cream with whipped cream i’m looking at you.

But to be able to wake up to these picturesque blue skies everyday was bliss even if I was melting away in the nearly 40 degree heat!

Breakfast was quite the highlight for the first couple of days when we had arrived and I couldn’t get enough of the nutella filled chocolatey goodness croissants Half way through the holiday we decided a day at the beach was what we all needed and so we ventured on 3 Italian trains in search of Vernazza one of the cinque terre 5 lands.  We endured a few travel dramas along the way e.g pressed against train door by swarms of tourists whilst under a tunnel #claustraphobiacentral but managed to arrive in one piece!

Although it was quite dull and overcast the beach looked amazing the turquoise blue water sparkled and despite not gaining a tan and returning like perhaps even more of a milk bottle it was a great day out in such a beautiful area of Italy.

The holiday was not complete without a visit to Sephora in which I did some damage to the euros.  But I’ll write a post solely on my purchases

Ciao Italy you were a treat!