Tuesday, June 19, 2018

URIAGE BARIÉSUN Dry Mist - Review

Summer is here and one of the most important things to keep in mind is the importance of using sun protection. It needs to be of a high SPF factor and if you tend to sweat a lot or plan to use the sunscreen at the beach, the sunscreen needs to be water proof. One which I am currently loving is the URIAGE Bariesun Dry Mist with SPF 50.



It is suitable for all skins. It has an ultra-light mist which provides high protection against UVA and UVB rays, free radicals and prevents the skin from drying out as it is enriched with aquaspongines and Uriage Thermal Water. It also contains Vitamin C and E. Application is quite easy as it is an aerosol spray format and leaves the skin ultra-refreshed. This sunblock is not sticky and does not leave any white marks. Its invisible and rapidly absorbed texture guarantees a dry and non-sticky finish.
One need to shake the bottle well before use and product should be applied generously before sun exposure. Applying less product will reduce the level of protection. The product should be applied frequently, especially after perspiring, swimming or towel-drying. It can also be used on the face. However, it should not be sprayed directly; spray into the palm of your hand, then apply on the face.

Final thoughts: I do find myself reaching for the Uriage Bariesun more than any other sun blocks that I have. I find it to be very affective and is not messy as it is not sticky. More over I feel that my skin is somewhat more hydrated.

Do not forget to check out the URIAGE page for more information.

xoxoxo

Pocalocca

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hello Summer (soon enough!) - Artdeco glossy lip oil


Well, summer is approaching and although I am a huge fan of winter, I am really looking forward for this summer. Most probably I will still be fed up of all the heat in June already :).

I have teamed up with Artdeco to bring you 2 of my favourite tips on how to prep your skin before summer. This is TIP number 2. Check out tip number 1 here

This post about Lips. I tend to have dry lips all year round and I always have a sort of lip balm in my bag. The Artdeco glossy Lip Oil gives your lips a sheer color while nourishing them and makes them look extra glossy and softly smooth at the same time. This Glossy Lip Oil has some very good ingredients which include raspberry seed oil. It is parabens free and is also non sticky!

xoxoxo
Pocalocca

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hello Summer (soon enough!) - Artdeco Senses Asian Spa

Well, summer is approaching and although I am a huge fan of winter, I am really looking forward for this summer. Most probably I will still be fed up of all the heat in June already :).

I have teamed up with Artdeco to bring you 2 of my favourite tips on how to prep your skin before summer. This is TIP no. 1.

 One of my holy grail products is a good scrub. I think it is the best way to exfoliate and get rid of the dead skin especially on the legs. Among other things, a good scrub helps with circulation and with cellular turn over. Skin lotions will then be able to penetrate the skin more to give optimal hydration.

A scrub which I am really loving at the moment is the Artdeco Senses Asian Spa Refining Body Scrub. I started using this scrub very frequently as it is quiet gentle  but at the same time still effective at removing dead skin. It has fine granules which makes it safe to use frequently and has the gentle fragrance of the white lotus flower and rice milk which leave the skin with a light fragrance.

I then follow up with the Artdeco Hydrating Body lotion. This body lotion is quiet gentle and is absorbed quickly without leaving the skin oily or greasy. It is paraben free. It leaves a pleasant scent on the skin thanks to the rice milk and white lotus extracts and leaves it quiet smooth and hydrated.



xoxoxo
Pocalocca









Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jennifer Lopez - Inglot Collection

Inglot and JLo came together to bring out this gorgeous collection. JLo is one of my favourite actresses and singers and I just love her. I am really attracted to the latin style of makeup and even music. Inglot has been a favourite makeup brands. So, having the two of them together made me very excited.
Photo from allure.com
I am pretty sure you are familiar with JLo's style. Bronzy, gorgeous, glowy skin with a lot of warm tones. That is the general trend with this collection and it is right up my alley. 


The collection launched on the 26th of April 2018. It is filled with all of JLo's go-to products. The collection is made up of 70 pieces and includes mascara, lipsticks, eyelashes, blush, eye shadow and of course…bronzers. What I think is unique and exciting is the Freedom System Palette—which allows you to create your own personalized palette with the specific colors and products that you need. 

I swatched some of the products as I had to decide what to get (although I did want to get a million other things). The eyeshadows are super pigmented and are very soft and buttery. As mentioned, there are a lot of warm and bronzy shades.


There are matte and normal lipsticks. The below photo shows the swatches for the matte ones.


The below photo shows the swatches for the normal lipsticks.


The liplosses are just as gorgeous and versatile. They do not feel sticky and some of them have a bit of a sparkle.



Probably the most item which got me excited was the highlighters. Let me just tell you... they are not for the fainthearted! They are super glowy and sparkly and gorgeous! The photo doesn't do them justice. Having said that I felt that they were a bit too much for me so I didn't end up getting one.


Do not forget to check Inglot's Page for the whole range of products. In Malta, you can check out the collection in the stores in Sliema, Tigne Point, Mosta and Valletta.

I got these two beautiful Lip products. The first one is the lipstick shade in J203 Dolce and the lipgloss in J223 Goldlips.


Have you tried the collection yet? What do you think about it?

xoxoxo

Pocalocca


Friday, April 20, 2018

Essence draw the line instant colour lip liners - Review and Swatches

I do love a good lipliner and a few weeks back I saw the new ones from Essence.  This brand is not new to this blog and I have quite a number of favourites from Essence. These new lipliners are the 'Essence draw the line instant colour lip liners'.
From left to right:
05 so un-grey-tful, 07 undress my lips, 11 cherry sweet, 14 catch up red, 12 head to-ma-toes, 16 fancy blush, 20 rich mahogany. 
Formula. These lipliners are super creamy. The pigment? These lipliners are super pigmented and full of intense colour. Price wise? Perfect at just 1.49 euros. Having said that I think you can run out of them easily especially if you use them all over your lips. They are perfect to use as a normal liner or even as 'lipsticks' i.e. all over the lips for a matte colour. 
From left to right:
05 so un-grey-tful, 07 undress my lips, 11 cherry sweet, 14 catch up red, 12 head to-ma-toes, 16 fancy blush, 20 rich mahogany.
 
Essence paired each shade with a matte lipstick which I think is a good idea. I didn't get the lipsticks though. There are 7 shades in total and they all swatch and apply beautifully except for one (20 rich mahogany) which I thought is a bit patchy, but still manageable.

Check the swatches below. Ps at a certain point I couldn't take the red off without leaving a bit of a red thing. Sorry if the lip swatches are not perfect hahah!

05 so un-grey-tful


07 undress my lips



11 cherry sweet




12 head to-ma-toes



14 catch up red



16 fancy blush


















20 rich mahogany



















Bottom line. I am really loving these lip liners! Have you tried them yet?

xoxoxo

Pocalocca