Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lashes & Lingerie with Adore Me

I am doing a kind of different post today. Spring and Summer always bring changes to me I feel. I transition from jeans to skirts and shorts and I channel my gypsy style. Makeup also varies in summer. I usually where much less of it. So, in this challenge  I paired up with a Lingerie Brand called Adore Me to create looks inspired by their latest collections. So,  I picked up my favourites here below:

In both spring and summer I am all about the simple makeup. My favourite products would be golden rosy coloured. My all time blusher would be the NARS orgasm blusher which is a blusher which I would suggest to absolutely every one!
A more affordable one would be Sleek Rose Gold blusher.
For lips, a rosy lip colour is a must. I just love the Catrice Wood Rose Propose? lipstick. It is just perfect and affordable.


The Lingerie which I would pair these with? This one below:
pss... it is perfect for wedding night too *wink*

Then there are times when I want a dramatic look. The red lips black liner kind of look. No effort quick and easy.

The Maybelline Gel liner is easy and quick to use. And it lasts all day. Perfect for a flicked liner as well.
I do not typically go for a red lip but I do like a pink lip colour. I love this L'Oreal Caress lip product in Juliet. They are ultra longlasting and are extremely comfortable on the lips!


The lingerie set? Black and lace! Just stunning.
Summer is all about bronzed and golden looks. Us Maltese tend to get plenty of sun all year around and spending the day at one of our famous beaches is just pure bliss. There is a perfect palette for those golden bronzy eyes.
And the perfect palette to go with these eyeshadows? The one by Makeup Revolution All about Bronze.

This Midnight blue piece is simply stunning!


Last but not least summer is nothing without some colours. And I do like a little bit of colour in my look, However, I tend to go for more subtle tones not bright bold colours. Moreover, I tend to stick with coloured eye pencils rather than eyeshadows.

These essence babies are a definite must have.



And the perfect lip combo is this Catrice Luminous lips in 80 Don't Mind The Pink


To end this post. one of the prettiest style.



Make sure you visit the Adore Me website and facebook page for more styles. I think however, that the company only ships to the USA and Canada, which is a shame as there are some pretty nice sets.

xoxoxo

Pocalocca

Friday, June 19, 2015

Singapore(ish) Style Noodles Recipe

The Original recipe is from the Family Kitchen Cookbook by Caroline Bretherton

We kind of tweaked it a little bit simply because we couldn't get certain items which are not that essential.
Moreover, some measurements are approximate. For example you may find you need more oil or soy sauce. So, here are the ingredients for 2 persons and the method:


  • around 200 grams noodles 
  • 4 tbsps of soy sauce
  • 1 whole red pepper cut into small pieces
  • around 20 prawns
  • around 75g chicken  (I used the pre cut frozen type)
  • 2 tbsps of oil
  • 50 g Bean Sprouts 
  • 2  eggs lightly beaten
  • baby corn (around 50g)
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Spring onions to garnish
Method: 
  1.  Heat half of the oil in a wok or a very large non stick pan. Heat the prawns and chicken pieces for around 10 minutes or until cooked. 
  2. Put aside on a plate and heat the remaining oil. Add the onions and garlic. (You can also add a small piece of ginger and some chilli).
  3. Add the remaining vegetables (the pepper,bean sprouts and baby corn. Peas and a hint of curry can also be used).
  4. Add the soy sauce and cooked noodles to the pan for aroound 3 minutes. Push the noodles to one side and pour the eggs into the other side of the pan stirring constantly. Once cooked, still in the noodles.
  5. Return the chicken and prawns to the pan and stir until heated through. Serve the noodles garnished with spring onions.
  6. Bon apetit! 


Monday, May 25, 2015

PUPA SPORTY CHIC SPRING COLLECTION


You know that when there is something you absolute like you'd like to tell the world about it. Recently, I have received a couple I products from the new Pupa collection.   The lovely Stephanie from Pupa Milano Malta forwarded me 2 items from the new PUPA SPORTS CHIC COLLECTION for SPRING 2015.

From street-style to the catwalks, the frenzy is around the SPORTY CHIC style. An unprecedented mix between elegant e feminine clothing together with pieces that come directly from the sports world, for cool and original looks. These fashion trends inspire the make-up for Spring 2015 : sophisticated pastel tones in contrast with black graphic details and silver accents.

The first item is the SPORTY CHIC VAMP! MAXI STYLO LINER. This is the first time I ever tried a liner in giant marker form. Ok giant is a bit too much ! But you get what I mean. The special slanted tip allows you to draw either thin and very precise lines, for an intense and defined effect, or thick and strong ones for a dramatic graphic look.


I absolutely love how this eyeliner applies. It has a matte finish and it is very easy and quick  to use. Honestly, it just takes seconds to apply a precise eyeliner shape. By using the different sides of the tip you can create a whole lot of different looks. 


Although it doesn't claim to be waterproof it truly lasts all day even in this hot Maltese weather.

The other product is the SPORTY CHIC LIKE A DOLL CHEEKS&HAIR. I am a sucker for a good blusher especially in a fresh shade like this. The velvet like and silky texture illuminates the cheeks with a satin finish and colors your hair with adjustable shades.



The innovative packaging was created expressly for a practical and direct application on face and hair. I have to admit that I only tried applying it once to my hair. I think it is a fun thing to do. But I did try it on my cheeks. One thing I didn't particularly agree with is the fact that I didn't like the way it applied when using it directly from the tub. I found that it applied somewhat streaky. However, it applies perfectly with a brush. What I do is I sweep the brush over the product and then apply it to the cheeks. This way you can control better the amount of product you're applying. The shade is a bright pink shade but blends pretty well on the cheeks to give a more natural look.



I hope you are ready for bright colours and make sure you try these products out!

For more information on the other product visit the Pupa Milano Website and the Pupa Milano Malta Facebook page.

xoxoxo

Pocalocca



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder Waterproof Review

I am quite picky when it comes to powder. However, having said that I don't like to spend too much on them. I have quite combination/oily skin which makes using a powder a must. But due to the high humidity that we have here in Malta my face still gets sweaty and shiny. That is one I like to choose light powders and not the one which are heavy or provide too coverage or anything especially in summer.



This Catrice Prime and Fine Powder is just perfect. It is in the Translucent shade which makes it ideal and suitable for every skin tone.  It doesn't provide any form of coverage which to be honest I love. It also doesn't change the foundation colour. It just mattifies the face wonderfully without making the face cakey or anything. I find that this product gives the face a silky and natural finish.





Is it waterproof? I actually don't have an answer to this. I find that it is longlasting but I do not actually get the thing about a powder being waterproof. I mean how can powders being waterproof? But to be honest I don't really care about it. It's an excellent powder so that's that. What is also great about it is that it is actually a very good product to apply under the eyes on top of your under eye concealer.

Final thoughts? You have to try this out if you are looking for a very good powder with a seriously cheap price. Hope you find this review helpful!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Body Shop VIRGIN MOJITO and GREEN TEA CEREMONY Limited Editions!

I always get excited with new products or ranges from The Body Shop. A couple of days ago (24th April) I was invited to try out the 2 new ranges brought out by The Body Shop. I am going to say it. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THESE RANGES!!! As you know (if you are Maltese) Summer in Malta gets tough. Heat. Sweat. Smell of Sunblock. It just gets a bit too much. These two ranges are the perfect ingredient to feel and smell fresh in an instant!

The first range is the NEW Limited Edition REFRESHING VIRGIN MOJITO BODY RANGE.





Summer has arrived! It’s hot, it’s sizzling and it’s steamy.
Say cheers to a summer of sun, sand and sea with
one of the world’s most refreshing cocktails, the mojito.
To help you savour summer with the taste of the Caribbean,
we’ve raised the ‘bar’ by bringing you the most refreshing
cocktail... for your skin.
The NEW Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Care range from
The Body Shop is skin-quenchingly refreshing to help you
stay cool all summer long.

We’ve created this range to smell like
the real deal. The refreshing scent of crisp,
fresh mint is blended with a twist of freshly
squeezed lime to invigorate your senses.
This zingy body cocktail is perfectly
complimented by crisp and cooling textures.
Serving up everything from frosty body sorbets
to cool body splashes, this Limited Edition range
is sure to inject hot summer days with an icy
blast of invigoration, and will leave skin feeling
summer-ready long after the sun goes down.

There are 3 steps in this range which will get you fresh from pool to party.

Step 1. Cleanse

Scrub away sticky sun cream and invigorate balmy skin with the Body Scrub, or work up a cooling lather with the invigorating Shower Gel.

Step 2. Moisture

Give exposed summer skin a drink of skin-quenching hydration. Smooth on our most refreshing Body Sorbet to leave your skin basking in an uber-cool glow, or indulge in a hit with the non-sticky and non-greasy Body Butter.



Step 3. Splash

The NEW Body Splash is a fragrance cocktail that you’ll just want to keep topping up. All you have to do is splash on this body fragrance generously after the shower to extend the feeling of ultimate refreshment all day, and all summer long. You can use this on your hair, clothes and body!

Below are the price ranges:
  • Body Butter 200ml €11.50
  • Body Sorbet €11.90
  • Body Splash €17.50
  • Shower Gel €5.90
  • Body Scrub €12.90
  • Body Butter 50ml €4.95


The Other limited Edition Range is the GREEN TEA CEREMONY.



We all know that green tea has antioxidant qualities. With its
detoxifying health benefits, green tea has been revered for over
400 years in social and cultural activities, including the Japanese
Tea Ceremony.
But did you know that some Japanese women apply it to their
skin and bathe in it? It’s a skincare secret that’s been part of
beauty regimes for generations, believed to help retain moisture
and tighten pores.
We’ve taken this knowledge a step further, creating Fuji Green Tea™
range, the first body range infused with real green tea leaves
and their benefits. We’ve been picky though, quite literally.
Our green tea comes from the heartland of Japan, the pristine
Mount Fuji region. Here, our experts hand-pick the finest shoots
to capture the potent antioxidant power. We infuse this in to
our range to replenish and refresh with pure moisture for
healthier‑feeling skin.



As with the other range there is a 3 step system in the range.

Step 1: Detox and Cleanse

This step is made up of Bath Tea and infuser which uses real whole green tea leaves to create a detox tea bath for your body, cleansing and helping to remove toxins. Perfect to soak away the stresses of the day while helping your skin. Then there is the Body Scrub, Exfoliating Soap with real green tea leaves and Body Wash will leave skin feeling cleansed and revitalised.



Step 2: Replenish pure moisture
There are three levels of moisture in three sensational textures, from the Classical (which is my personal favourite) nourishing Body Butter for up to 24 hour full-body hydration to our lightweight Body Lotion and the cool texture of our innovative Body Sorbet for fresh hydration (which I have never yet tried).



Step 3: Refresh the Senses
Awaken and revive the senses with the sophisticated aroma of our citrus-fresh scent of Fuji Green Tea Eau de Cologne. It’s the perfect blend of green tea, bergamot, lemon and mandarin top notes with a floral heart of camellia, jasmine and violet. Refreshingly light and crisp, it’s a classic scent for daytime sophistication.

Below are the price ranges:
  • Body Butter 50ml €4.95
  • Cologne Fuji €16.90
  • Body Sorbet €11.90
  • Body Butter €11.50
  • Shower Gel €5.90
  • Body Lotion €9.50
  • Body Scrub €12.90
  • Detox Bath Tea €16.90

FOR MORE INFORMATION DO NOT FORGET TO VISIT THE BODY SHOP MALTA FACEBOOK PAGE.

Hope you try these ranges out!
xoxoxo
Pocalocca