Kessley Nicole 2018 Relaunch: Lipstick 101 with Kess

As someone who doesn’t wear lipsticks a lot, I own way more than I should! On the other hand, when I do find a good lipstick that I like, I am way too quick to purchase it (even if I go home and find out that it is too bold to wear on a daily basis). So here’s a peek into my lipstick collection! All products mentioned are linked down below.

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So the first one is actually from Avon. It is their Ultra Colour Rich Mousse Lipstick in the colour D052. It’s a really nice consistency and the colour is a nice pale nude, that works wonderfully on my skin tone. It’s a bit glossy, but it’s perfect for everyday wear.

My second lipstick is the Kiko Milano Metal Lipstick in #9. I love red lipsticks-they’re so bold and this one is a perfect example of that. I normally wear this one for dance, as there are small bits of glitter in the formula, making wearing it a bit uncomfortable and removing it quite difficult. I do love how pigmented it is and the price. I paid a little over £3 (maybe £4) for this lipstick.

Next up is another Kiko Milano lipstick. This one is the Smart Fusion Lipstick in #431. The Smart Fusion Lipstick is one of my favourites off this list because the formula is just perfect. It is so soft and slightly glossy and easy to remove. I love this colour, because it’s a bit dark but still light enough that I can wear it when I’m out with my family. Again, I love the price, I paid a little less than £4 for this one and yet it’s still one of my favourites!

I’ve actually decided to include two of my favourite liquid lipsticks (because they’re still lipsticks).

So for the first of the liquid lipsticks, I have this one from smashbox. This is the Always On Liquid Lipstick. I know it’s a tester size, and because I love it so much I’ve decided to include it in my order to Sephora. I love this lipstick because it doesn’t dry out your lips and lasts all day. The colour I have is Driver’s Seat. While the colour isn’t ideal on my skin tone, it may work for others, and the formula is still one of my favourites!

Lastly and probably my favourite lipstick in my collection is the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour. There is only one colour in which the Stunna Lip Paint is available in and that is Uncensored, which is a universal red colour. First of all, I love this liquid lipstick because it is so pigmented and the colour is just perfect. One swipe and you’re good to go. The wand of it is a bit different to the usual wand shape for a liquid lipstick but it works really well considering the liquidy consistency of the product. When I wear it, I find that it does not go everywhere or make that big of a mess so that is also a plus.

What are your favourite lipsticks/liquid lipsticks? Any brands that you rely on for those types of products? Let me know down in the comments!

Love ya,

Kess

Avon Ultra Colour Rich Mousse Lipstick-discontinued (but here are some alternatives)

Kiko Milano Metal Lipstick

Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

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Kessley Nicole 2018 Relaunch: My Pamper Night Essentials

Hi guys! What do you think of the relaunch so far?

School has been stressful lately (you know GCSE’s and all), and I’ve recently found myself needing to relax more frequently! My favorite time for a pamper night is on Friday nights when I get home from dance or on Sunday evenings before I go to bed, What are your favorite pamper night products? Let me know in the comments! Here are my pamper night essentials!

  1. Too Cool for School Face Masks: I love paper masks! And so for Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a set of Too Cool for School Face Masks! Each mask has its own specific use, so it depends on the day for which one I’ll use. But generally, they’re great for all my skin needs, especially at my age!
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  2. Atlanta Bath Co. Foaming Sugar Scrub (Pumpkin Spice/Blueberry Lemonade): My mom turned me onto Atlanta Bath Co. when she bought me their Cotton Candy Bath Truffles, and I love them. My mom also bought two of their foaming sugar scrubs, which I use all the time. They smell amazing and they leave your skin feeling super soft.                                my pamper night essentials final photos 2
  3. A Lush Bath Bomb: No pamper night is complete without a bath bomb! My favorite one so far is the Snow Fairy! Unfortunately, it is only available at Christmas so and I was lucky enough to receive one for Christmas so I’ve saved it to use on my birthday!my pamper night essentials final photos 8
  4. Stress Relief Candle: I think I have already raved about my love of the Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy collection, but this candle is amazing! I don’t ever actually burn the candle-I’m not allowed to, but I do love to smell it every once in a while-LOL. my pamper night essentials final photos 9
  5. Atlanta Bath Co. Cupcake Lip Scrub: In actuality, it’s my moms, but I still love it! It smells so good and leaves my lips so soft! It’s very similar to the foaming sugar scrub, except it’s for your lips! my pamper night essentials final photos 7
  6. Sephora Lip Masks I love Sephora masks period. My favorite lip mask is the rose one, and it goes perfectly with their rose paper mask. Definitely one of my favorites! Screenshot 2018-01-20 22.29.44

I hope you liked this post! All links are down below! Stay tuned for more throughout the day!

Love ya,

Kess

Too Cool for School Face Mask Set

Atlanta Bath Co. Blueberry Lemonade Foaming Scrub

Lush Snow Fairy Bath Bomb

Sephora Rose Lip Mask

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Candle

Cupcake Lip Scrub is no Longer Sold. Other Lip Scrubs

Kessley Nicole 2018 Relaunch: 6 Things That Make Me Instantly Happy

Trust me, I’m well aware that we all have bad days , where we feel like crap because we left one of our school books at home, or missed the train or maybe even spilled coffee on ourselves. But here are the five things that can instantly transform my mood from sad to happy!

  1. Memes: Come on guys, we all have that one meme that is just so relatable and so hilarious that even the thought of it makes you smile. And so trust me all it takes is one good meme for me to be crying of laughter. I love the roll safe meme. It works for pretty much everything and never fails to leave me in tears (of laughter). 
  2. Receiving a letter in the mail: Compared to memes, getting a letter in the mail seems like an extremely dated way to feel good! But I’m always hopeful that today will be the day I’ll get a piece of mail (not from the NHS) thats’ actually for me!That someone actually took the time to write you a letter and mail it to you. That is always guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.
  3. Reaching my Fitbit goal: This is almost as good at beating someone in a step competition, but when I reach that Fitbit goal and it starts beeping, this feeling of achievement like washes over me. Mini victories like this can make me instantly proud of myself.
  4. Actually getting up on time: I am always running late- like seriously. In the morning, I’m generally barely making it out the house to be on time for school. So when I do get up on time and leave the house early, it feels amazing and is a great way to start the day.
  5. Pretty much anything to do with Beyoncé: If you haven’t noticed, I love Beyoncé. So anything to do with her is definitely something to make my day.

What makes you instantly happy? Be sure to share in the comments! Stay tuned for more relaunch content! See you soon!

Love ya,

Kess

Kessley Nicole 2018 Relaunch: 7 Ways to Be More Organised

For me personally, I struggle with it (being organised), because it’s really tempting to scroll through Instagram for an hour or two, or go on Snapchat to “catch up” for 4 hours. Here are 7 ways to boost your organization!

Map out your month, week, day (or even year)

Making a visual “map” of your week may help to remind you of ongoing or upcoming tasks. Start by getting a weekly and a monthly calendar (I print a weekly planner off from Eliza Ellis and then I print a monthly calendar off from Emma Studies ) and writing in your activities in the calendar before moving onto some of the items on your to do list. It’s helpful to have both a weekly and a monthly calendar because a lot of the time the schedule changes from week to week and also because the boxes in the calendar aren’t always big enough. If you know you have a geography test on Thursday, write it in the calendar. If you know you have English coursework due on Wednesday, write it in the calendar. Also make sure to put your calendar in a place where you will see it often. I put mine up on the wall by my door just so I can be sure that passing it every day will be a reminder to study.

Start with a clean space

Starting with a clean space will make you feel more organized, trust me. I like to clean my desk at the beginning of the week, and clear it after I use it (that never happens though).

 

Actually use the calendar app on your phone!

I know this may seem trivial, but it may help. Your calendar app is so underrated! You can set reminders of what time to leave if you’re travelling somewhere, or you can set reminders timewise, as in you will get a reminder a certain amount of time prior to an event. I know I use mine to remind me when I have dance or a test, and it actually helps, especially for someone who is always on their phone.

 

Be accountable

Get someone to help you stick to your new plans! Maybe your parents could remind you to do your work or have to make sure that you have done it. Recently, I’ve started to give my mum my phone when I get home from school to make sure that I’m not on it. That way, if I’m not doing what I’m supposed to do, I have someone to answer to other than myself.

Find your motivation

If you want to be more organized you need to be more motivated. You have to want it and you need to want it bad. Make a motivation board or wall-mine is filled with pictures of Beyoncé, Yara Shahidi, Michelle Obama, and quotes. Trust me, it’s so much easier to be productive if you’re motivated.

Try an app!

There are so many apps out there to get you being productive and organized; from to do lists to time management apps. Here are three of my personal favorites:

Forest-Time management helper

Done-Habit tracker  

Glass Planner-Planner

 

Take it one day at a time

Take every day as it comes. Being organized doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve got your whole life planned out and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. To be organized, take it slow. Be happy with what you have done so far so that you can move on.

I hope this post helps! Let me know your organization tips in the comments below!

Love ya!

Kess

Kessley Nicole 2018 Relaunch: My Favourite Mascaras

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Before I start, I must say that I don’t often wear mascara, and that’s because my favorite rule when it comes to makeup is: whatever you put on, you must take off. So for me, it is not ideal for me to come home and be tired as hell but then remember “oh wait, I have to take my mascara off”. Nope.  Also, I find that I don’t have time in the mornings a lot, so I don’t generally wear it to school. But when I do, I have three favourites that I love. They all are different so what might work today may not work tomorrow. But I guess that’s the beauty of having a collection of makeup. Here are my three favourite mascaras! All products mentioned are linked down below.

The first one is by Arbonne Cosmetics. It’s their “It’s A Long Story Mascara”. This one is my favorite for daily wear. It comes off fairly easily and the application wand is great. Once applied, it gives subtle volume, meaning not enough that I would wear it for a night out, but enough that I can wear it to school and still feel confident that I don’t look overdone.

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The next one is the Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara. It is definitely volumising! I tend not to use this one too often, because the formula is quite clumpy and fairly messy! But on a good day, it looks so good! It’s almost looks like I’m wearing falsies! On the other hand, I tend to use it more for dance because of the volume than for daily use.

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My last and probably absolute favourite is Tarte, Light Camera Splashes. Despite my current feelings about the brand and their lack of options for people of colour in their new Shape Tape Foundations, this mascara will always be one of my favourites! Last summer, I purchased a Tarte Wide Awake Set and loved the tester of the Lights Camera Lashes mascara. So on my next trip to Ulta, I was sure to pick one up, but in their waterproof one. It is perfect for everyday life and for going out and I love it! It lengthens and adds volume to the lashes and I love the packaging! On the other hand, it is on the pricier side, but to me, it was worth the splurge.

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What are your favourite mascaras? Keep checking for new posts!

Love ya,

Kess

Products Mentioned:

Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara

Maybeline Colossal Volum’ Express

Tarte Wide Awake Eye Set

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes

Kessley Nicole Relaunch: 5 Ways to Help Your Grades Blossom

Hi all! What are your thoughts on the relaunch? Remember there will be posts every hour so stay tuned! And remember to let me know what you think on Twitter, Instagram or even just in the comments!

So for post #2, I’ll be discussing how to help your grades. Honestly there is no right or wrong way to do this, it is about what works for you. I’m not great at school and that’s because I fail to be organized and spend too much time on Instagram. But I found a few tricks to help me with these bad habits and as a result, I saw an improvement in my grades.

  • Block out your time periods: This may seem extra, but trust me when I tell you that it is one of the key ways to be organized. I use a timer (via my Amazon Echo Dot) to keep to the time periods. For example, when I get home from school- I know that I have the time that I got home from school until 4:45 to go on my phone, eat or do whatever else that I want to do. But at 4:45, I must give my phone to my mum (to keep me off it) and get on with my homework. That way, you will spend the necessary time on tasks and be able to move on.
  • Make studying a part of your daily routine: Even if it’s looking at key works on flash cards for 5 minutes before school, or spending 30 minutes going over equations after you finish homework, small amounts of studying will add up in the end and you will feel much more prepared for your exams.
  • Avoid Procrastination AT ALL COSTS: I hate going out with friends for dinner or something and having this nagging feeling at the back of my head saying: “don’t you have chemistry homework due on Monday?” or “have you even started revising for history?”. Procrastination is a big no-no. If you know you have a big project coming up, at least start it the night you get it.
  • Use a calendar: I think I have stressed this before, but seriously, get a calendar. There are too many places that you can print one off from to not have one. Print your calendar, fill it in and put it up on the wall. Don’t forget to add to it. It will help you massively to be able to see when your work is due and it will help you to budget your time so much better.
  • Try, try and try again: The effort makes all the difference. At this point, being “clever” doesn’t cut it anymore. If you are putting in as much effort as you can, then you should be doing well, no? Ask for help if you need it, because that’s what your teachers are there for-to teach you and answer your questions. If you’re not willing to give it all that you’ve got- then what’s the point?

Hope my five tips to improve your grades were helpful! Feel free to share your own tips down in the comments or on my social media!

Love ya!

Kess

Kessley Nicole 2018 Relaunch

Hiya! It’s been absolutely ages and I’m so excited to be back to blogging! I know I say this every time I post, but this time, I mean it! I am back and better than ever this time with 6 new posts for you! I repeat 6 NEW POSTS! There will be six new uploads over the course of this weekend!

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So without further ado, I welcome you to the Kessley Nicole 2018 Relaunch! I hope you like it! Comment, like and share!

Love ya,

Kess