Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face & Body) - Review


This review is long due, but this summer was just crazy. I just couldn't keep up. Although it's already September, the heat and sun in Malta is just as strong as ever. I have been extra careful this year, although I know, every year should be the same.


I find it rather a challenge to find a rather good sunblock for the body let alone for the face. This summer I was trying the AVENE Hydrating Sunscreen, which is suitable for both face and body. Although it does have that sunblock smell, it is not that overpowering. It has a quite thin consistency which doesn't remain sticky on the skin. It has broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF50+ protection with additional 24hr hydration. It is suitable for all skin types (even oily skin). 

The ingredients include:
Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (15%), Octisalate (5%) andOctocrylene (10%) provide non-irritating broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ Protection
Photostable form of Vitamin E provides a powerful anti-oxidant protection
Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and softens the skin
Remember to Apply generously and evenly to face and/or body 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply every two hours or after 80 minutes of swimming or perspiring and immediately after towel drying.

I do love this Sunscreen as it doesn't really have that strong sunblock smell. I mean it does somewhat have a scent, which sunblock doesn't?  It does leave a little bit of a shine on the face but not that much. And the best thing is that it is not heavy on the face and it doesn't  brake me out. This was such a favourite this summer! And will surely remain a favourite of mine next year! 

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MAC Cosmetics New Collections

Three new Collections are brought to us this August by MAC cosmetics. Two of them are limited edition. Check the information below:

BLUE NECTAR (limited editon)


Image obtained from Cosmopolitan.co.uk

Image obtained from Cosmopolitan.co.uk

Within the realm of the rose, a mysterious kingdom of blue ripe with temptation… Court seduction with only the most potent strains of Lipstick–Fixation, Carnivorous, Aphrodisia… Invite intrigue with the intoxicating essence of sheer colour in Plushglass. Surrender to instinct, let your blue nectar flow. 

Lipstick 


Image obtained from Cosmopolitan.co.uk
Image obtained from Cosmopolitan.co.uk
Courting Seduction creamy pastel lavender (amplified)
Lured In mid-tone pastel purple (amplified)
Heroine bright purple (matte)
Invite Intrigue cool, bright fuchsia (matte)
Intoxica bright raspberry red (matte)
Lust Extract deep royal purple (matte)
Riot House light vivid orange (matte)
Give In creamy natural pink (amplified)
Sweet Venom intense pink coral (matte)
Ablaze bright apricot (matte)
Breathing Fire bright, warm fuchsia (matte)
Barbecue vivid orange-red (matte) 

Plushglass
Image obtained from Cosmopolitan.co.uk
Fulfilled full-blush creamy pink (cream)
Ample Pink full, soft rose (cream)
In Abundance bright coral pink Robust sheer bubblegum pink 
Fashion Fanatic sheer baby pink 
Full For You ultra-cool pink with silver pearl (frost)


M·A·C STUDIO QUIKTRIK (limited collection)


Image obtained from Beautyalmanac.com
TRANSFORMATION IS ONLY A SWIPE AWAY WITH THE NEW M·A·C STUDIO QUIKTRIK STICK. OFFERING ENDLESS OPTIONS FOR HIGHLIGHTING, CONTOURING, BRONZING OR JUST ADDING THE PERFECT POP OF COLOUR, THESE DOUBLE-ENDED, MULTI-USE CHUBBY STICKS DEBUT IN SMART SHADES TO ENHANCE YOUR LOOK ANYWHERE, ANY WAY YOU CHOOSE – AND SO PORTABLE, TOO! WHO DOESN’T LOVE A LITTLE FACE TIME? ANY WAY YOU SWIPE IS JUST RIGHT! 


M·A·C STUDIO QUIKTRIK STICK 


Image obtained from vgblog.com
SOFTLY DOES IT / TIGHT AND TAWNY very light pink shimmer / light taupe 
BARE END / EARTHNUT light golden champagne shimmer / muted medium beige 
A LATTE SHEEN / SEMI-SWEET light copper with gold and silver shimmer / muted golden bronze 
GINGER SPIKED / COUNTERPOINT soft pink with fine-spun gold shimmer / mid-tone bluish pink 
MISS CUPCAKE / TOMATO soft pinky peach with fine-spun golden shimmer / vivid bright coral 
ALL AFLUSH / HERE YOU GO rose with copper sparkle / deep reddish burgundy 

BRUSH 164 DUO FIBRE CURVED SCULPTING 
130 SHORT DUO FIBRE

INSTACURL MASCARA


Image obtained from chicprofile
LIFE CAN CHANGE IN AN INSTANT, SHOULDN’T YOUR LASHES DO THE SAME? WITH INSTACURL LASH, YOU DON’T HAVE TO PLAY IT STRAIGHT. THIS BREAKTHROUGH MASCARA CURLS LASHES UPON APPLICATION, HOLDS ALL DAY, BOOSTING YOUR LOOK WITH PLENTY OF OOMPH. A CUSTOMIZABLE CURVED WAND FITS EACH AND EVERY EYE SHAPE TO HUG YOUR LASH FROM CORNER TO CORNER, WHILE A QUICK TWIRL PROVIDES THE STYLE, VOLUME AND LENGTH YOU’LL LOVE. CURL UP TO EVERY LASH!


INSTACURL INSTABLACK black

xoxoxo
Pocalocca
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pupa Bronze Fever Collection

This year highlighters have been all over the place. I was never a big fan of highlighters but I was really surprised by the new Pupa Face and Body Highlighter from the Pupa Bronze Fever Collection.

The Face & Body Highlighter has a very interesting texture. 


To be honest when I saw it  I said to myself "Oh no this is going to be oily, slippery and super sticky". On the contrary, it has this almost gel like consistency which dries quickly and is not sticky. It feels fresh and lightweight and it gives this gorgeous glow to the face and body. I use it usually either with a small stipple like brush or honestly even your fingers will work perfectly.

Shade 2 Intense Gold

There are 2 shades available

001 – Light Gold
002 – Intense Gold

You all probably know by now how I love my eyeshadow sticks. Waterproof ones that is. The Pupa Made to Last Waterproof Eyeshadow sticks truly last the whole day through. 


They don't crease and they can be worn on their own or even under shadows as bases, which is my favourite way to wear them. They are very pigmented and are smooth and easy to to apply. 

Shade 13 Golden Rose
There are 6 shades in total in this collection:

013 – Golden Rose
014 – Rose Bronze
015 – Copper Brown
016 – Chocolate
017 – Golden Taupe
018 – Light Gold


I have been looking for a good overnight Lip Balm for ages. I am all about lip balms and so. This product sits right on my vanity table and I use it just before I go to bed. It has a really good feel without being too oily. The formula combines the shine of a gloss and the comfortable effect of a balm with a  touch of color to enhance the lips. The restoring qualities of the raspberry seed oil nourish lips deeply.  



Four shades are available:

001 – Sunny Honey
002 – Orange Sunset
003 – Tropical Fuchsia
004 – Juicy Cherry


Do not forget to check Pupa Milano Malta and Pupa Milano Website for more information

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Thursday, July 14, 2016

MACs New Collection - FASHION PACK

A New collection full of gorgeous shades which at a glance look perfect for Summer! It is available for 6 weeks only in Malta at the Sliema MAC store. 
"Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the fashion pack is always in the know."
Check out the photos from the press release below:




 LIPSTICK 
By Special Order: deep reddened fuchsia (amplified) 
Aim for Gorgeous: bright fuchsia (matte) 
Stylist’s Tip: deep violet (amplified) 
Pressed & Ready: soft whitened nude (lustre)


M·A·C STUDIO NAIL LACQUER

 Style Matters: metallic golden green (frost) 
Like My Gown?: dirty reddish purple (crème) 

FLUIDLINE PEN 
Retro Black: black Indelibly Blue: deep navy blue Privet: sea green 
EYE SHADOW X 9

Runway Worthy 
Runway Worthy: soft frosty white (veluxe pearl) 
Dress Me Up : dirty pink (satin) 
Frock Talk: blackened cherry (veluxe pearl) 
Paradise Island : soft warm pink (satin) 
Available in Petite : frosty raspberry (velvet) 
Snappy Style: deepened black plum (satin) 
Hypnotizing: frosted greyed mauve (frost) 
Zip Me Up: mid-tone violet (satin) 
Nice Fit: blackened blackberry (frost) 
She’s A Model
Fresh Blade: pale frosted yellow (veluxe pearl) 
Gilded Lids: bright yellow with pearl (satin) 
Sample Sized: dirty golden olive (frost)
 She’s A Model: blackened teal with pearl (veluxe pearl) 
Big Attitude : dirty grey (frost) 
Not Basic Black: charcoal brown with pearl (velvet) 
Fab Accent: soft nude (matte) 
Cool Complement: dirty mid-tone neutral (matte) 
Dance In the Dark : deep cool brown (matte)


Excited? Visit MAC today!!

xoxoxo
Pocalocca







Monday, July 11, 2016

Artdeco Hello Sunshine! Summer 2016 collection Review

I am always so excited for new collections from Artdeco and I feel like it is such an underrated brand and it's not featured that much. This collection is all about the Summer, the sun and the feel good factors which summer brings with it. As much as it gets too hot here in Malta in summer, there is nothing better than some sun during the day.

"Goodbye, winter! Hello, sunshine! The new bronzing collection awakens a desire for summer, sun, beach and sea. Say goodbye to pale winter skin and refresh your face with summery radiance. In the "Hello Sunshine" collection, intense aqua mingles with sparkling peach and warm red on fine bronze. Vibrant colors that exude a pure summer feeling."


The 2 products which I bought are the Sun Blusher and the Lipshine lipstick.



This blusher gives me life! The 3 colours, peach, nude with a touch of pearl conjure up a sun-kissed freshness on your cheeks. The gorgeous sun design makes you crave for summer, sun, beach and sea.
I love to mix the 3 shades together to create a  perfect blend of colours with a gorgeous hint of shimmer which  together give this gorgeous colour on the cheeks.





The colours can be used individually although it can be a bit challenging. However, I absolutely love the highlighter! It is just gorgeous, without making you look like a disco ball. The Blusher also lasts quite a long time on the cheeks. Also, remember that the blusher is Paraben- and lanolin-free. Mineral oil-free. Perfume-free.

The Color Lip Shine lipstick is the other product which I bought. It is Shade 06 Shiny Bronze.


The Color Lip Shine lipstick has a soft and light, creamy gel texture which is very comfortable to apply and delivers delicate freshness and brilliance for a unique finish. It is quite pigmented  and it is combine with a soft shine  and hydration which makes it a perfect product for the lips.


The lipstick contains shimmering polymers that naturally accentuate and beautify the lips without being too much shimmery. Having said that is not glitter. The lipstick is also free of parabens, fragrances and silicone.

Have you tried anything from Artdeco? Let me know below.

xoxoxo

Pocalocca