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Monday, July 14, 2014

Lierac Coherence L. IR Day and Night Lifting Cream Review

The reason why I have been absent for quite a while is pretty simple. I was just enjoying summer and I know that if I am committed to something I should stick to it. However, I work on a shift basis and some times on my off days all I want to do is to go out and have fun. So, sorry for the delays :) Now, on to the review.


I don't have any wrinkles so far! Thank God. But there again I am still 23 so I am not expecting to have any yet. But I like to take care of my skin not excessively but basic skincare regimes and then using one or two 'special' creams. I don't go to do facials that often and in my life I have only done 1 facial which felt quite good actually. But I prefer taking care of my own skin myself.

Months back I attended a Lierac event and in this event we were given some goodies to try out. One of them was this Coherence L.IR Day and Night Lifting Cream. It claims to redefine the oval shape of th face, firms the skin and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. If I'm not picky on anything I am very picky on my night creams. Let's just say that this is one of my favourite ones.



First of all, it has this subtle fragrance which I cannot get over with and I cannot figure out what it is. But secondly, this night cream doesn't leave my skin greasy in the morning. I find that it is quickly absorbed in the skin. After using it my skin feels very mositurised and sort of plumped as well. Now as I said I cannot say that it really diminished my wrinkles as I don't have any. However, my skin felt really comfortable with it and it felt smooth and not tight. I have also used it in the morning and it works as fine. 

Lierac suggests using it in the following manner:

"Lightly apply to the forehead, cheeks and chin from the middle of the face working towards the exterior, then descend the median line until your neck, not forgetting above and below the lips. Lastly, press lightly with flat hands, separate your fingers stretching them gently towards the temples towards the hairline."

My final thoughts? I would give the cream a go if you are looking into trying anti aging cream! Moreover it is never too late to start taking care of your skin. Check the link Lierac Malta Website to know where you can get the products from in Malta. 


Hope that Review helped!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Strawberry and Lemon Bars!

I don't usually write recipes and in fact this is my first ever recipe post. Strawberries are a staple fruit for me in spring and summer and I have been all about strawberries lately. It is actually my second time trying out this recipe and I quite enjoy it. It is pretty easy and fairly quick to make.

PS: I had an assistant who lets say helped me (ok did quite a bit !) making this recipe! That was my hubby!

So, let us start.

Ingredients: 



- For the Crust



- 280g butter

- 110g brown sugar
- 240g flour
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch of salt


- For the Filling



- 800 g strawberries

- 168 g brown sugar
- 4 lemons (juice only)
- 3 egg whites
- 1 egg
- 84 g flour
- pinch of Salt
- Some strawberry jam/syrup (optional)


Method

  1. Preheat oven to around 170 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a square tin pan with parchment paper so that the bars are easily removed from the pan.
  3. For the crust, just mix the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer and then add the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour until just incorporated.
  5. Place the dough into the baking pan and spread it evenly so that it covers the bottom of the dish.
  6. Bake for around 30 minutes until the dough becomes slightly golden.
  7. For the filling blend the strawberries in an electric blender to juice them and then transfer them to a large bowl. Do not forget to was the strawberries beforehand and to remove the core and the green stem.
  8. Add the sugar, the eggs, lemon juice, flour and the pinch of salt to the bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Pour the mixture onto the crust and bake for 25-30 minutes. Do not worry the mixture is very loose at this point but it will thicken eventually.
  10. Let cool to room temperature and refrigerate for around 4 hrs before serving. Do not forget to cut them into bars or squares to serve!


TIP : You can add some chocolate syrup or some strawberry jam on the crust just before adding the Strawberries for some added flavour!


xoxoxo

Pocalocca




Friday, June 13, 2014

Lierac Summer Launch + OOTD


This blog post had to be up last week! But I don't know where the days are going and it is already Tuesday and anyways one thing leads to another and  I keep procrastinating! Yeah, who doesn't?

Lierac have developed the SUNIFIC suncare range which includes sun protection creams for sun lovers. All the products contain patented UVA/UVB protection, triple performance against wrinkles, slackening and brown spots which when combined with moisturising and tan active agents to give the skin the  most radiant and sexiest of tans.  All products have the sweetest and most sensual and additive summer scents making the day at the beach as nice and pleasant as it can be.



The event started with an introduction on the skin and the ageing process of the skin. The n we had a detailed presentation on the new range itself during which two lovely girls were showing and the testing the products on us. All I can say is that I got hooked on the products at once. Especially the scrub which felt so nice on the skin!




As generous as Lierac can be we were given a very bright neon orange pouch filled with some samples and a large full size SUNIFIC Primer - Tan Starter Serum which is aimed for a rapid and sublime tan maintaining cellular protection. It is aimed for both Face and Body and doesn't not contain and SPF.



So, what does this product do? It is a primer which prepares the skin prior to sun exposure, boosting its resistance to the harmful effects of the sun, while rapidly activating a golden tan.

The formula contains sweet orange bioflavonoids (5%) and fresh carrot cells (1%) which trigger melanin production.It also contains jasmine extracts (2%) which all improves cell protection. It also has a beneficial agents such as fruit AHAs, shea butte and monoi, rouocou, apricot kernel and plant glycerin oils for a more even and more luminous perfect golden tan. The primer is a light moisturising fluid serum with notes of orange blossom, gardenia and frangipani.

How to use it? It is suggested to start applying it around 15 days before starting tanning morning and evening! I already went for my first swim so lets see how this product performs!

On a side note. This is what I wore for the event. Funnily enough most of us blogger were wearing something blue!


Pants - Zara
Blazer and top - cannot remember
Necklace - Asos
Shoes -  George


xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

OOTD (Promod, Miss Selfridge, Mango, Debenhams)

Sometimes I feel like wearing black from head to toe. My mum would typically say 'It's as if you are going to a funeral'. Typical I guess. I am not a fashion fanatic but I really love the way that black just makes everything look snazzy and sophisticated. 

I actually forgot when I wore this one.... It might have been on a date  night out with the hubby. 

One thing for sure. That Handbag. I love it so much that yes I wear it quite often.


Top- Promod
Trousers - Mango
Shoes - Debenhams
Clutch bag - Miss Selfridge
Necklace - Just a random accessory shop.

Until my next review ..

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lierac Mesolift Serum Review

Way back I was invited for an event organised by Pharma MT about the Lierac Skin Care Range.
I have heard of the Lierac brand before but I never had products from the brand. So, in the event which you can check HERE, we were given a couple (which are actually very generous in size) of products to try out.
I was trying several products and it  was until a couple of months ago which I actually got to try this product out.
I also wanted to finish the product up before reviewing it. So, here it is.



This is a very good serum and I can say that it is the perfect serum which will probably be suitable for most skin types, at least it was perfect for my combination skin. It has a gelish serum consistency which doesn't make the product oily or shiny or anything.

It is a serum which is packed with Super Vitamins - 15% of the Medolift cocktail which is basically a radiance cocktail which contains blood orange extract which is suitable for all types of skin and all ages and all seasons. 

So, this Mesolift range is all about Radiance. Lack of radiance is brought about by lack of vitamins and minerals and general fatigue. The skin will appear dull, toneless and will feel dehydrated. Mesolift contains a cocktail of 5 vitamins, 6 minerals and hyaluronic acid to invigorate the skin deep down. Therefore, it is  a complete fitness regime for the skin.

Information retrieved from Lierac.com
Check also their Facebook Page HERE.

Just to recap. I used this skin serum throughout the winter months and it was a skin saver. I can get quite tanned in summer. However, I find that in winter my skin is quite dull and pale and blah looking. I used it mostly during the night so that in the morning my skin looked much brighter and fresh. I believe you can use it in the morning as well  which I did a couple of times.

Anyways, I loved this serum  and I really like to try other products from the Lierac brand. Have you tried any products? Let me know below

xoxox
Pocalocca