Full Fenty Beauty Face

Hey babes!

I finally created a look using all of the Fenty Beauty products that I have! I’m so excited to share the look with you!

So the special thing about this look is that I filmed my first Kessley Nicole video! Watch me do this look in the full video on my Instagram here!

Here’s some photos of the finished product!

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Here are some pictures that I took playing around with snap filters 🙂

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The products that I used were:

  1. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer
  2. Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (in the color 380-COOL)
  3. Conceal Match Stix (in the color Caramel)
  4. Contour Match Stix (in the color Truffle)
  5. Highlight Match Stix (in the color Rum)
  6. Hu$tla Baby Mini Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter (Bomb Baby set) as eyeshadow
  7. Gloss Bomb Mini Universal Lip Luminizer (Bomb Baby set)

You can purchase all of these products online:

In the USA? Click here!

In the UK? Click here!

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Love ya!

Kess

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Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio Review

Hi all! You all asked for another beauty review and you got it! Now I’m actually on spring break and so I’ve decided to write you lot a few more posts (and maybe some more reviews) so stay tuned over the next two weeks!

Today I’m gonna talk about the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio (following on from my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation/primer review-read here.)

So far, I am quite fond of the brand and one of my favourite parts of the collection is the packaging. The millennial pink is just gorgeous and I love it. Also, the Match Stix are magnetic, so they all stick together. That’s great for me, because (A) I love playing with them and (B) they all stick together in my makeup bag and because I use them in order (conceal, contour then highlight) it works out really well that I am not fishing through my bag for individual pieces.

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The formula of the conceal and the contour sticks is quite thick (which is expected with a cream product), and the shape of the actual sticks makes them easy to use. That’s especially great when you’re a beginner. When I actually got the sticks I didn’t quite know how to use them, but I watched this YouTube tutorial which explained it for me. The product doesn’t smudge easily and depending on the method you use to blend them it might be difficult, but they blend just fine with a wet (or should I say “damp”) blending sponge.

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As to the highlight stick- it is so pigmented! There is so much packed into one little stick and it’s amazing. I have the highlight “Rum”, and it’s a rose gold/coppery color which is perfect for my skin tone.

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I bought mine in a trio set, which costed a bit more than $58 in Sephora. To me-all most high-end makeup is overpriced, so I won’t comment on the price tag. But I will say that individually the sticks cost about $25 each. So to get three for $58 is almost like getting one for about $8.

In relation to purchasing them in a set, I’m not sure how I feel. The issue with buying them in a set of three is that you may or may not be able to pick which ones go in your set. It worked out really well for me, that was because all of the colors worked for me. But if you’re not sure, I would probably recommend buying the ones you want individually.

All in all, I would definetly recommend the Match Stix to you. I am quite pleased with all three of the Fenty Match Stix that I have! I hope you enjoyed this post!

 

Love ya!
Kess

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation Review

Hey lovelies! Welcome back to Kessley Nicole! Today I will be reviewing the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. Yes, I know it’s a bit late, but I’ve been eyeing this product for a while, and finally got color matched and bought one at a Sephora in France. So I’ve decided to review it!

 

For starters I love the packaging! I love the packaging of the whole line so far! (I should probably note that I also have a few other pieces from the collection: the primer, three of the Match Stix (Conceal, Contour and a Highlight),  the Stunna Lip Paint, the Gloss Bomb Lip Gloss and a mini Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter-If you all want me to, I’m happy to do a review on the collection as a whole). One thing I will mention however is that the bottle is made from frosted glass (or very hard plastic-I’m not sure) and it makes the color appear lighter than it actually is.

I started by applying the primer to the whole of my face and neck area. The primer has a bit of a sticky or tacky consistency, which I didn’t mind. I love the smell and the color. It has this blush pink color which is throughout the packaging and themes of the collection. So far I quite like the primer.

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As for the foundation itself, I started by putting a bit of it on my hand. The consistency of the product is slightly liquidy, which made it difficult to apply as it also dried quickly. I found it easier to blend with my blending sponge than with a brush, which is fine, but it did take me a minute or so to realize this.

The color however did catch me off guard. When I first was color matched in Sephora, I wasn’t really sure if the color was correct, and there were a lot of colors missing (tester bottles). So while I couldn’t see a clear difference between the color that I bought and my natural skin tone in the actual store, when I got home and put a bit on my hand-it looked like I had tanned in a matter of seconds. It’s not a noticeable color difference though-it’s just something to watch out for when buying makeup generally (especially foundations).

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I do quite like the finish of my skin when the foundation is on. Depending on how many layers you apply, it can either be medium or heavy coverage. I did try again to apply the foundation, but instead I put a few droplets of the foundation onto my foundation brush and then applied it to my face. This method worked much better and I got so much more even coverage. The color is still off, but it isn’t necessarily noticeable and it can always be lightened with either a bit of moisturizer or a lot of powder.

So on the whole, I do like this product! I would recommend that you do buy the correct color (there are so many to choose from, which is just frankly amazing) and I would definetly buy again (which I do plan to do: just in the correct color)

What do you think? Have you purchased any of the Fenty Collection yet?

Love ya!

Kess

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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

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