Monday, February 1, 2016

MAC LIMITED COLLECTIONS

Hi there again!! It has been a while now! 

Me and a dear friend of mine Lara from Every Beauty Addict's Bible, went on a little trip to our local MAC store. Well, actually we have 2. We went there to view the latest collections, with the intention of picking only 2 items, which was hard believe me, but I managed!

Lara, kindly enough posing for me :)


There are several collections in store right now. These are the Fearie Whispers Collection, the Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Collection and the Huggable Lips Collection.

Of all 3 collections, my favourite one was the Faerie Whispers. It just screams out to me! And honestly the colours are just perfect! So, earthy, so pretty and so just glowy and gorgeous. I seriously wanted to get every single product.


The Retro Matte liquid lipstick collection was just as gorgeous. However, I didn't get a lipstick, only because I just couldn't find the perfect shade. However, Lara got the Oh Lady one which looks gorgeous!! And she told me that it didn't budge on her so they are truly long lasting!


For some weird reason (mainly because I forgot), I didn't take a photo of the Huggable Lips collection! All I can tell is that the colours are very pretty and the scent is just yummy!

Here are the 2 products which I got from the Faerie Whispers Collection. The Iridescent powder is the perfect blend of a powder highlighter without looking too frosty or super highlighted. I find it perfect to wear even in daylight! But it can be built up for a more dramatic highlight! The lipstick is just the perfect nude brown shade for me. It is simply a stunning colour and it is available in the creamsheen formula, which is my favourite!



Did you pick anything up yet?

xoxoxo
Pocalocca










Thursday, December 24, 2015

Artdeco Arctic Collection ~ Swatches and Review

So today it is Christmas Eve. And Christmas is my favourite time of the year! And I decided to do a Christmas/makeup related post, because why not. Last week I got my hands on the Artdeco Arctic collection which screams Christmas and the winter season more than anything else! Not to say that I have been using the products on a daily basis and will still continue using them even after the Holiday season.




I have also used them in my recent YouTube video. In the video I also give tips on how to get the most use out of these products (well at least 2 of them). Check it below !



The blusher is the perfect pink matte colour. The shade is not too dark not too light and it can be worn by a lot of skin tones. If you want a more deeper look just use the darker shade, On the other hand, if you want a lighter colour opt for the lighter shades. The far shade on the right is when you mix the 3 colours all together.



The highlighter is just a clever little palette per se. It doubles up in different ways. You can use this as a higlighter when you use the lighter shades. When you mix the darker shade you get this gorgeous taupey kind of bronzy shade. I don't really know how to describe it. I use this palette as eyeshadows too as you can create a simple smokey eye easily. 


The last product which I got from this range is the Glam Vintage Shimmer Cream. This product is also a multitasker. It works perfectly as an eyeshadow for a more glittery look. I suggest you use a pale skin colour primer to get the most gorgeous rose gold colour. Or you can use as well a white base. It is perfect as well when used on top of other colour shadows. And lastly it can be used on the cheekbones as a more dramatic and glittery highlighter.


Do not forget to check out the Artdeco Malta Facebook page for more information!

Happy Christmas  to all!!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Body Shop Christmas Collections

Last week I (along with some of the local beauty bloggers) got the see the New products by Body Shop, which are already on sale and can be bought from their outlets. A new shop opened in Pama Shopping Villlage in Mosta (if you are from Malta that is). 

Along with their permanent ranges, there is a new Christmas range which is the Frosted Plum. The whole range is infused with notes of magnolia, peony and ripe plum. There is an array of products which include hand creams, body butters, shower gels and other products including frosted plum shimmer body lotion. 

There is some gorgeous makeup as well which is perfect for the festive season.  Body shop is also working on an initiative with WaterAid. Basically, when you buy certain gifts which have the 'I give safe water' you are providing 1 day of safe water for a family in Ethiopia. So, that is a very good reason to buy your beauty gifts from Body Shop. 

Below are some photos of the new products themselves! PS. I am warning you... The products smell delicious and quite good enough to eat (however, I do not suggest you do that ) !!












Let me know what are your favorite products from Body Shop! Check The Body Shop for more info.

xoxoxo

Pocalocca








Friday, December 4, 2015

Thalgo M-Ceutic Launch

A couple of weeks ago I attended a seminar given by Thalgo. It was all about the launch of the new M-Ceutic range.There is a whole lot of science behind this range which let me just say, I was sucked in all of it. 


So this range is aimed for those people who have problematic skin, skin which is prone to ageing, enlarged pores and blemishes. The M-Ceutic range is the first Cosmeceutical skincare range which contains the patented Mesolift Marine. It delivers essential nutrients to the skin to maximise the cells' metabolism.



1. Pro-Regulator Make Up Remover

This makeup remover is a very unique blend of gel and oil which removes all the makeup and sebum without drying the skin. It restores the normal sebum production and is formulated with a variety of oils such as hazelnut oil and grape seed oil amongst others which strengthens and protects and sooth the skin. It has a fresh scent of green leaves, orange, neroli and white musk.

2. Pro-Renewal Cleanser

This cleanser cleanses and purifies the skin. It contains Papain/Salicylic acids which are used to gently exfoliate the skin and unclog pores.  It balances and brightens the skin. This cleanser can be used everyday and leaves the skin feeling fresh without it feeling dry or dehydrated.

3. Normalizer Cream-Serum

This Serum regulates sebum production using Omega 6 amongst others. Neo-Skin (6%) helps to renew the skin. This serum contains Biospheres filled with Marine Mesolift (3%) which maximises tissue saturation. It tightens pores and reduces the imperfections to make the skin clearer and smoother.



4. Resurfacer Cream-Serum

This is a potent cream serum which improves the skin drastically. It contains Marine Mesolift which corrects skin irregularities and reduces residucal marks while evening out the skin making it more radiant. 

5. Intensive Peel



This intensive enzymatic and chemical peel improves this the skin in 7 days. It reduces roughness to give the skin a more refined, clear and even texture. It corrects blemishes and irregularities and tightens pores. This peel is made of Papain and Ascorbic Acid which are excellent skin exfoliants.

6. Detox Regenerator

This product eliminates skin toxins while increasing the cells metabolism. It is highly concentrated in Marine Mesolift which eliminates skin impurities to give a more plump and radiant skin.



I then got to try some of the products mentioned above. The Discovery kit contains the Pro-Renewal Cleanser, the Detox Regenerator and the Resurfacer Cream-Serum. I am not going to lie but I am just going to say that I felt my skin saying a big THANK YOU when I started using these products. Let's just say I have quite oily skin and several blemishes and pimple scars. My skin feels balanced when I use the cleanser. It just feels comfortable and looks much more even and radiant! The Detox Regenerator is quite wonderful. I wish I had more to try because I could notice that it this wonders to my skin. It just absorbed the product and was so comfortable and radiant. 


The Resurfacer Cream-Serum might scare people a bit in thinking that it is a serum and that it will leave the skin shiny and what not which is not the case. I feel like my sebum production is just under control and that my face is neither oily nor dry. It just feels comfortable. 

Ps. Check Thalgo Malta for more information.

xoxoxo
Pocalocca

Thursday, November 26, 2015

ESSENCE AND CATRICE I NEW PRODUCTS I LIMITED EDITIONS l PHOTOS AND SWATCHES

I kept promising this Blog post would be up earlier but I just couldn't manage this week. It was a nightmare! Anyways, here are the photos of the Essence and Catrice Event which happened last week at the lavish Hilton Hotel Quarterdeck Bar.

The much anticipated Essence Limited Edition is the Merry Berry collection. Nothing screams Christmas more than this collection. And I DO STRONGLY SUGGEST to go and check it out before it is sold out!! Check the links at the end of this post to see where it is currently stocked across Malta.




PS. CHECK OUT MY VIDEO BELOW!




I went ahead and bought some of the products but I really want to get more so I will see if I'll manage.


Go and grab this highlighter!!!!!!




The following are photos of the event itself and of the very generous goodies we were given to take home with us.

Those cakes were perfect!!!

These are perfect trios! 





Thanks to Lorraine from lolalovessparkles








When blended, it creates a very gorgeous glow perfect for the festive season!















That black!!!!!
All of us at the event! ps. you cannot see me! I am hidden at the back. Photo by Mark Pace
Me and my Shopping babe :) Lara from EveryBeautyAddictsBible


Check the Essence Facebook page and Catrice Facebook page to stay updated on collections and other news!!!

What are your Favourite products? Let me know below!