Monday, May 2, 2016

Artdeco Blush Couture Blusher by Talbot Runhof Review

I think Artdeco have some of the nicest packaging and prints when it comes to makeup items. A while back I reviewed the Arctic Collection which I still use it to this day. 

A while back I got this Blush Couture Blusher by Talbot Runhof for Artdeco. It is a matte blush, but it is not a flat matte blush if you know what I mean. It is matte but still looks natural and perfect. However, initially it has a layer of a metallicy shimmer which after a couple of uses it just goes away.


At first I thought I would use the shades separately which in a way you can. But you do need a smaller blush brush in order to do that. But you can totally swirl the brush and get a nice natural pop of colour. 


I am totally in love with it! You can wear it honestly all year round. Although it would be a perfect summer blush because it is bright but not too bright. 



It lasts all day and I think you can honestly wear it with any eye/makeup look.

Check the Artdeco Facebook Page for more information!
What are your favourite items from Artdeco? Let me know below!
xoxoxo

Pocalocca

Pupa Milano Dot Shock Blusher Review

This post is long due, but I had  the craziest months. Anyway, today's blog post is on the Pupa Blusher from the Dot Shock Collection in 01 Dot Macarons (cute name right?!)


To be honest with you this was the first time I have tried a blusher in this form so to speak.
BUT!



This blusher is just the most natural pinkish blusher I have in my collection. At first it scared me a bit as the colour of the 'balls' is quite bright, but when they are mixed together they create the most natural look ever. 
PS. I got several compliments when I wore this blush and that says something!
I love to use it with the sponge like which comes with it on the highest points of my cheekbones and then I blend it with a blush brush. You can just use the brush, it will just be slightly sheerer.


The colour lasts all day and it is not entirely matte, but its not shiny. It just has this satiny sheen which is just gorgeous.
Check the pages below for more info!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca





Avene Eau Thermale Launch in Malta

French Skincare is always top notch in my opinion. The French are always so meticulous about their skincare and probably that is why the best skincare brands are made in France.


Image from Avene Malta
Marija from all things lady
(far right) Lara from Every Beauty Addict's Bible

A couple of weeks back saw the launch of Avene - a skincare brand based purely on the Eau Thermale or Thermal Spring Water which emerges from the Saint-Odile spring in France. It is the capital of modern and scientific hydrotherapy. The Avene Hydrotherapy Center provides programmes aimed at all skin conditions which include Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and others.

The efficacy comes from the unique and original composition having a low mineral content and neutral pH of 7.5. It is ion-balanced with bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium and is also rich in trace elements such as copper and zinc which are beneficial to the skin.

The Avene Thermal Spring Water respects the physiological balance of sensitive skin hence maintaining the skin's balance. It reduces skin reactivity and reinforces the natural skin cell resistance. It is soothing and anti-irritating and can be used on absolutely everyone.

There is a range for everyone from very sensitive and Hypersensitive skin to Dehydrated skin and Oily skin. Anti aging skin care are also present in the range ranging from those aimed for the first appearance of wrinkles to the deep wrinkles.

Below find some of the photos provided by AVENE MALTA which took place at Villa Arrigo in Naxxar. Do not forget to check out AVENE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE TO CHECK WHERE THE RANGE IS STOCKED.






Image from Avene Malta

Image from Avene Malta
Have you tried anything from Avene? What is your Favourite product?

xoxoxo
Pocalocca
Monday, March 14, 2016

Melita Health and Beauty Clinic - Women's Day Celebration

Last week marked 2016's Women's Day. To celebrate this day, the team at Melita Health and Beauty Clinic in Malta, organised a 'Meet up' where us beauty bloggers could speak about beauty and everything related to makeup as well.

At the Melita Health and Beauty Clinic one can find an array of brands ranging from those so called drugstore brands to some of the most prestigious brands as well. Apart from these brands which include Sleek, L'Oreal, and Clinique amongst others, the clinic offers an array of services. Like their Facebook page for more info!

I have to apologise for the lack of photos of the event, but lets just say I forgot to charge my camera. But I am borrowing my dear friend's photos Lara from Every Beauty Addict's Bible, so full credits go to her!

It was such a nice evening with various nibbles and drinks which complemented the millions of swatches us beauty bloggers had on our hands! My hands were just a rainbow of colours! The team is very friendly and very helpful too.

Below are some photos of the event itself!
Credit to Lara
Credit to Lara

I was on the verge of getting some Sleek items which I have been dying to get for ages... I will get them eventually!
Cannot wait for more meet ups like these!!

PS. they were also kindly enough to give us a very generous goodie bag!



Pocalocca
xoxoxo
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

TEOXANE RHA Advance Eye Contour ~ Review

Several weeks back I attended a short presentation on TEOXANE.  TEOXANE is a Swiss brand which specialises in injectable Hyaluronic Acid fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid is naturally present in the skin tissue. It is important for cell metabolism in support tissue (dermis) but also in the epidermis where it is important for trapping water.



The TEOXANE RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) range consists of:
ADVANCED FILLER DRY SKIN
Derma-Restructuring Anti-Wrinkle Cream
DEEP REPAIR BALM
Ultra-Comfort Soothing Balm
PERFECT SKIN REFINER
Skin Renewal Cream
R[II] EYES - RHA™ ADVANCED EYE CONTOUR
DARK CIRCLES - PUFFINESS - WRINKLESS SPECIFIC SOLUTION
RADIANT NIGHT PEEL
The "new skin effect" treatment
RHA™ SERUM

Visibly transforms the skin within 14 days

Each component of the range is made up of a complex mixture of ingredients which put it simply is meant to mimic the effect achieved by the Derma Fillers by the same TEOXANE. 

"Teoxane Cosmeceuticals' skincare line has the same crossed-linked hyaluronic acid used in our dermal-filler injections. More than the recognized properties of traditional Hyaluronic Acid, our patented RHA Resilient Hyaluronic Acid®  forms a mesh on the application zone that permits active ingredients to gradually be released.

Balancing the codes of premium skincare with the rigor of medical science, Teoxane Cosmeceuticals is an innovative skincare line perfectly adapted and complementary to advanced esthetic procedures." (Information obtained from TEOXANE )
I got to try the RHA Advanced Eye Contour. I am always on the hunt for a good eye cream. This eye cream contains active ingredients which offer anti-fatigue and anti-aging properties. Hence, puffiness is reduced and there is also brightening of the eye area. 


I started using this eye cream religiously morning and night and I find it quite good. It is pigmented in a way so as to minimise the dark circles to give a brighter under eye area. I also felt that my eye area was less puffy in the morning. I cannot properly comment in terms of wrinkles as such but after using it for over 3 weeks I can tell that my area looks and feels smoother than before. I will certainly continue using this eye cream.

Have you ever tried anything from TEOXANE? Let me know below! For more information with regards to the products kindly like the TEOXANE MALTA Facebook page. 
xoxoxo
Pocalocca