Its Kelle’s Space’s Top 10 of 2018

The past year has been a great one, a reflective one. I can’t believe it has been a year since I launched Its Kelle’s Space. Some of you may know that I started my first blog in 2011 and then left the bloggersphere for a while, but it feels so good to be back. One thing I knew is that I wanted my next blog to be different from Fashion, Love and Life.      I wanted a platform where I could educate, inspire and empower women to be great. Over the past 12 months, I hope I have inspired you all in one way or another.

Here’s a quick recap of what you loved most on Its Kelle’s Space:

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Review – This was the first ever product review I did on the blog and I had no idea how popular it would be over the past year. Revlon have done a lot to channel diversity in their campaigns and through their product offerings, so I was glad to let you know what I thought about these wonderful lippies.

Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse and Brow Pencil Review – And another one *DJ Khaled voice* – I reviewed these brow products from Revlon back in January. Brows are definitely a struggle and I think that the fact there are so many new brow products in the market doesn’t make it easy as well. Sometimes, all you need is a pencil, a little bit of mousse and you are good to go!

10 Things You Can Do To Reinvent Yourself After A Break Up – In this post, I teamed up with the lovely Wini Boansi to discuss getting your groove back. Break ups are so hard and at the time we teamed up on this post, I was still struggling with break up trauma so the fact that so many of you were able to relate was heartwarming.

Topshop Limited Edition Mini Lip Bullet Trio Review – It’s another review! (I think you guys are trying to tell me something). I received these adorable lip bullet trios from Topshop and I just had to let you all know what I thought about them. If anyone from Topshop does happen to read this, please introduce some more colours to the collection.

Signs It’s Time To End A Relationship – Dealbreakers! In 2018, I think everyone had to re-evaluate their expectations, boundaries and everything in between. In this post, I talk about signs it is time to walk away. Women especially tend to ignore red flags in the hope that things will change but the reality is that they never do. I’m glad I was able to share such a powerful message with you all.

MPW Steakhouse Bar and Grill Review  – This was the start of a change for Its Kelle’s Space. I decided to branch out into food reviews. I had the pleasure of going to Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in Folkestone in Kent. It is such a beautiful town. It’s a shame my cousin and I didn’t go on a sunny day but as you can see in the review, the food was the biggest highlight.

Juvia’s Place The Saharan II Palette Review – There isn’t an article about makeup for WoC that doesn’t mention Juvia’s Place. Investing in their Saharan II palette was something I had always wanted to do. The colours are so rich, so pigmented and they look amazing on darker skin.

Superdrug Vitamin C Review – Vitamin C has had a few moments this year. If Vitamin C isn’t a part of your skincare routine, you are missing out! I reviewed this serum from Superdrug a few months ago and I used the opportunity to drop a few gems about the benefits of Vitamin C on the skin. I will be reviewing another serum early next year (and yes, one of the ingredients is Vitamin C).

Lessons Women Can Learn From The #FraudBae Story – We all know what we were doing when the Fraud Bae thread started to ignite conversation on the Twitter timeline. Although the events were entertaining, this story opened a lot of women’s eyes to the fact that it is very easy for a man to take advantage. I think the biggest lesson to all women from this story is to get your standards in check and DO NOT lower them for anyone or anything!

Open Marriages: Do or Don’t –  This post was another collaboration with Wini Boansi, who is a YouTuber. The funny thing about Open Marriages was when I promoted this post on Twitter, one user criticised my choice of words and Wini also had to step in because she also got some of the heat. After that, I was so close to deleting the post but I reminded myself that we all come from different walks of life so our viewpoints won’t be the same. Some of you may remember that Wini was for open marriages and I was against them. The moral of this post is that it is possible for two people to have different views without ripping each others heads off. I hope to see more of that kind of energy in 2019.

What was your favourite post on Its Kelle’s Space and why?

Kel xo

 

 

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Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick: A Review

Hi guys, welcome to my space.

Today, I will be reviewing Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick. Hailed by the cosmetic giants as the ‘world’s most iconic lipstick’, I couldn’t wait to find out whether this lipstick is truly a must have product.

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This lipstick actually comes in four different finishes – pearl, matte, creme and sheer. 

I have oily/combination skin so I prefer matte lipsticks as they take attention away from any impending or existing shine. I was a little hesitant to review shades from the Creme range but as a brand, Revlon have a very extensive range of cosmetics and their product range is innovative and inclusive so I’m actually happy to give these Creme shades a try and let you know what I think…

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I was sent three shades: 044 – Bare Affair (Swatch 3), 045 – Naughty Plum (Swatch 1) and 046 – Bombshell Red (Swatch 2).

All three shades are new.

Bare Affair is a very light pink shade, Naughty Plum is a pinkish-purple shade and Bombshell Red is a pinkish red.

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When I applied the lipstick, I noticed how pigmented it was. With some lipsticks, you have to constantly keep applying them to even see a bit of colour but that wasn’t the case with this one. The shades are lovely. I usually apply my lipstick while my setting powder is…setting (strange, I know) and what I like to look for in any lipstick (even my everyday ones) is a bold and vibrant shade. What I also liked is that it was very easy to apply and you don’t need a lot of product for a full application which is great as far as value for money is concerned. I predict that these lipsticks will last for about 6 months (if not more).

The unfortunate thing was that the lipsticks didn’t last as long as I hoped they would.After I had eaten my lunch, I had noticed that most of the lipstick had rubbed off.

On a positive note, I do love the silky, smooth and hydrating formula. Personally, the shades I preferred were Naughty Plum and Bombshell Red. I think Bare Affair would be more suitable for women with pale and fair skin (I wasn’t crazy about the way it looked so I haven’t posted a picture).

Light pink shades tend not to suit me unless I apply a little bit on the centre of my lips with a darker shade on the outside but I wouldn’t want to spend an endless amount of time trying to get the right lipstick shade when there are so many other colours that easily work for me. Naughty Plum and Bombshell Red really compliment my skin tone.

I can actually see myself wearing Naughty Plum on a daily basis and the latter on evenings/nights out. The good thing is that this lipstick actually comes in four different finishes: creme, pearl, matte and sheer so there is something for everyone.

 

 

L to R: Shade 046 Bombshell Red and Shade 045 Naughty Plum

I would recommend purchasing this lipstick because it is great value for money, its buildable, highly pigmented and the moisturising and Vitamin E benefits are a huge plus. Vitamin E helps to maintain the soft and youthful texture of your lips. 

I’m going to summarise the Pros and the Cons…

Pros: great value, easy to apply, moisturising, vitamin E infused, highly pigmented, great formula, shades are inclusive and fashionable

Cons: creme lipstick isn’t mattifying, Bare Affair shade is too light and doesn’t compliment my skin tone (personal opinion), not long lasting (comes off easily)

I hope you enjoyed this review.

You can read more about the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick here and it is available to purchase from BootsSuperdrug, and  Feel Unique .

Do let me know what you think and don’t forget to like and subscribe as I will be posting another Revlon review within the week so keep your eyes peeled!

Kel xo