Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Femme Beauty Salon Launch

Last Monday I was cordially invited to the relaunch of the Femme beauty salon in Attard by the two lovely girls Luisa and Christina.

I went to the event straight after work and people were greeted with a nice glass of sweet bubbly followed by some delicious hors d'oeuvres.

The salon itself is quite cosy and intimate with a warm but bright feeling as you enter. The salon consists of mainly 2 rooms with the main room being the nails and makeup room. The other room is designed for beauty treatments. Services offered include Acrylic and Gel Nail Extensions, Gelish, Spa Manicures and Spa Pedicures, Facials, Massages, Waxing and Make-up by Qualified Personnel.





During the event I got sucked in trying the Soya based melts from My Melts. These are basically awesome replacement for burning candles. You would need an oil burner and some tea light candles. The fragrance range is incredible and everything is made from Soya! By the way these melts can be easily obtained from the salon itself.



I got the Watermelon Kiwi one and the Vanilla Rumble one. I also got a small sample of the Banana Split scent which seriously smells delicious.

We were also given a goodie bag from Make Up Studio which you can also find available at Femme Beauty Salon.





I went also today and got my nails done using the New collection Gelish Polishes from the Cinderella Collection.

Watch Your Step, Sister and the blue one Party at the Palace.

Make sure you check out the Femme Beauty Salon page for more information. Make sure you go and have a look or treat yourself or your mum or someone special for a special treatment!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca


Friday, March 6, 2015

MUD (MAKEUP DESIGNORY) EVENT

So, a while back I was cordially invited to attend  introductory training course on an international makeup brand - MUD, organised by Roseberry (Valletta).



"For more than 15 years Make-up Designory (MUD) has worked to establish itself as America's premier school of make-up artistry. With schools and stores in Los Angeles, New York, international partners and Studios, MUD continues to build a loyal and dedicated customer-base of students and artists."
"Each year, Make-up Designory (MUD) schools strain hundreds of students from around the globe in a variety of make-up specialities. From day one, students are immersed in the fundamentals of make-up artistry with aspirations of working the fashion, entertainment or retail cosmetic industries."

An introductory training course by the European School Director of Make-up Designory Ms. Elizaveta Kudryashova, who has graduated from MUD Fashion Make-up Artistry programme. She is working as a make-up artist and school director in 3rd MUD branch, Make-up Designory Europe located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. While studying, Elizaveta, originally a Russian citizen, decided to join the MUD team.





During this training course, Elizaveta was discussing with us how the story of MUD began and how people and makeup artists kept wanting specific products which they couldn't find on the market. Having almost no idea (I have heard some mentions of MUD on YouTube) of what MUD consisted of, I was really interested to know more of it. She showed us an endless amount of ways of how you can make up liquid liners from the all the eyeshadows available, so, you do not really need to buy separate eyeliners. Elizaveta also demonstrated how one can make the foundation lighter or heavier. During the course she shared with us some of her amazing tips and tricks and she also shared with us some backstage moments.





In the end we were discussing about the possibility of organising future courses in collaboration with Roseberry Malta. For more information kindly visit the Roseberry Facebook Page. Also, MUD can be purchased from Roseberry in Valletta. I strongly suggest you go and have a look at their products which I might say are a bit pricey, but to be honest it is always best to invest in good and high quality professional makeup.

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

REN GLYCOLACTIC RADIANCE RENEWAL MASK | Review

I am writing this review after I have just used the last pumps of it. So, excuse me for the condition of the product itself. Unfortunately, I have lost the cap, but it was still usable, having a kind of secondary stopper which prevented the product from drying out.



I remember seeing this product in a video on YouTube somewhere and I felt that I should try it out. I bought it online and I think it was lookfantastic.com although I am not entirely sure.

Let me just say that this mask was somewhat of a blessing for my skin. It contains a lot of good ingredients such as natural fruit acids from Passion Fruit, Lemon, Grape and Pineapple. It also contains papain which comes from Papaya. They exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, encouraging cell turnover and smoothing fine lines. And, what is great is that it doesn't contain nasty ingredients like parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and other things. 



In a nutshell its is 'A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone.' 


This mask is one of those masks which you see results after the first time you use it. It removes dead skin cells and the skin looks much brighter and radiant the morning after. It deep cleanses the skin and hence prevents congestion and blackheads.


I use this mask once a week mostly although at times I use it twice a weak when my skin is really dull and blah. you just need to apply a generous amount onto clean skin over the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 10 minutes. Dampen enclosed cloth (or just a muslin cloth) and gently wipe off mask. Rinse skin with warm water. I notice that a light tingling may be experienced during application which isn't that painful or anything. But I do quite enjoy the tingling effect, as it makes me feel that the mask is actually working. 

One last thing. I would suggest this mask to everyone except for sensitive skin types. And do use a sunscreen after using it, even if you use it before bed, use sunscreen the following morning.

You can get REN from Feelunique and from Lookfantastic.

Hope you found it helpful!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dr. Organic Rose Otto Restoring Oil Facial Serum | Review


Rose Otto Oil has been used for many centuries as a beauty and therapeutic oil. No wonder it is still loved until today. It has endless beneficial properties which make it an ideal oil to use. It is an aromatic essential oil with a lot of skin calming, healing, anti-aging and uplifting properties. It helps restore sensitive skin and helps preventing fine lines and premature aging signs.


Rose Otto is great in promoting a more youthful look. It has also hydrating properties which help the skin to stay soft and adequately moisturized.


Since it is an oil one might think it is not suitable for oily skin types, which in all fairness is not the case. Our skin needs a certain level of oil. If we strip our skin out of its natural oils the body will produce more oil and hence the skin becomes oilier. What is important to keep in mind is to use oils which are not heavy and are as natural as possible. Although the skin stays shiny after application, I didn’t feel that the skin was clogged or anything. And that is something which is of extreme importance. On the other hand I felt that my skin, in the morning, feels more supple and smooth and hydrated. My personal opinion is to use this just before your night cream, after cleansing your face. I also find that the night cream works better when the Rose Otto oil is applied beforehand. It has lots of antioxidant properties which help in removing the ‘dirt’ or ‘pollution’ which settle on our face throughout the day. The antioxidants help to remove radicals which in the long term age the skin. It has also astringent properties which will help in diminishing the appearance of broken capillaries to give a more even coloured complexion.
I have tried applying this oil in the morning; however I don’t suggest it to people with combination/oily skin. It might work fine for people with dry skin though.

Having had these past cold weeks, I strongly suggest in investing in a good facial oil to help restore the skin hydration and its overall appearance.

The product retails for 12.40. I hope you found this review helpful and if you want more information on the products and from where you can get them kindly check the links here!

PS: check my previous reviews of the Dr. Organic Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner and of Dr.Organic Organic Royal Jelly Night Cream

Happy weekend! 

xoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lookfantastic January Beauty Box

I do not even know how 2014 passed. Honestly. So, today I received the January Beauty Box.  I have quite mixed feelings about this box. The thing is that I have purchased several boxes so far and I am kind of getting used to getting products every month. It is  as if I am no longer excited about the whole thing.

However, I feel that this was  a perfect timing kind of box. Why? Because I needed a new hair detangling kind of product as I was out of my argan oil. So, I feel like I will find the products useful.

So, in this edition I have received the following items:


Daily Damage Defence.

Protect your hair with Philip  Kingsley Daily Damage Defence. The leave-in conditioning spray provides defence from daily heat styling and environmental effects whilst working to add shine and manageability to all hair types.
Perfect to use on wet hair after washing. It detangles hair and helps remove static.



Refresh and Rejuvenate

Designed to gently cleanse and nourish the skin, Molton Brown uses a unique blend of ingredients, designes to work up a rich lather for a long lasting, refreshing smell. Skin will be left feeling silky soft and super clean.



Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask

This fres, hydrating, mask soothes the skin to leave it with a radiant appearance. 90% of the total ingredients are from natural origins, leaving skin moisturised and soothed for 24 hours. For use on all skin types.



Collagen Eye Compresses

Revive and rejuvenate your eyes with these clever eye compresses, drenched in a soothing, marine-based collagen solution. Fabulous for a special occasion, it revives and rejuvenates the eyes, helps reduce dark shadows, plumps out wrinkles and relaxes the eye contour.



myvitamins Orange flavour Vitamin C Effervescent tablets.

The Range has already become a favourite amongst nutritionists and fitness experts.

Add these betselling dissolvable tablets to water to produce a great tasting drink which is easy to consume. Effervescent tables are ideal for anyone who is looking to increase their intake of vitamins for a healthier lifestyle.

Use the code JAN30 for 30% off on myvitamins.com


Until next post,

xoxoxo
Pocalocca