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Monday, April 14, 2014

Benjawan Thai Restaurant Review

A couple of days ago I confirmed my absolute love for this restaurant. Let me tell you how it all started.

I just simply love Thai food. Not the too spicy ones but  I love it in general. My favourite restaurant of all times has to be Blue Elephant however I am just going to say that it is a bit fancy so, it is a bit expensive.

I remember seeing a review on a particular magazine which I forgot the name of. And the person talking about it was really pleased with the restaurant and so, I made it a point to visit.

My birthday was a couple of weeks back and I hinted (ok maybe forced) that I wanted to try it out. Therefore, my bf was kind enough to take me there.


First of all, the staff is the sweetest staff ever! They greet you with such a smiling and friendly welcome that I was instantly drawn to the restaurant.

We were given menus and although we wanted to try everything we settled for the following items:


Platter - I couldn't find the name of it

The 3 sauces that the platter is served with - Oyster sauce, sweet chilli and a unique blend of peanut sauce.



Thai Prawn Soup - Tom-Yam-Khoong

Duck Tamarind

Pad Thai Noodles

Massaman Lamb

Lychees

On our next visit we tried some different things

Chicken Coconut Soup - Tom-Ka-Gai

Sweet and Sour Chicken

My favourite dish from all of the ones I tried was the Sweet and Sour Chicken. It is not like any other sweet and sour chicken. Not like the ones you would typically eat from take aways. It is simply the best thing ever.
Check their Menu here. I am pretty sure they have some other items as the deserts and the platters are not listed but you can get an idea of t he Menu.

One thing for sure. Always book before hand as on Saturday we went on a whim to the restaurant and the managed to squeeze us in as I believe there were lots of reservations.

It is definately not the finest restaurant but I can guarantee that the food is so genuine that I honestly didnt't even care.

Bottom line - it is a gem in the heart of Bugibba. It is just in one of the side streets leading to the main square in Bugibba, with some outside seating.

I honestly cannot wait to go and visit again soon, as I think I am planning to try out everything which is on the menu!

xoxoxo
Pocalocca



Sunday, March 30, 2014

OOTD Featuring A Special Guest !

Hello guys,

So this is just a quick post to show you what I wore to a night out with my work mates. 
The top is by Promod and skirt is by New Look. The hand bag is from Miss Selfridge (this is not in the video) These were featured in this Haul video





My other half wanted me to take a picture of his OOTD so here is what he wore:


I believe the jumper is from Timberland and the jeans are from Levi's. The shoes are by ALDO.

xoxoxo
Pocalocca

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vichy Purete Thermale Review

I started writing this post when I was feeling a bit sick. However, I ended up being quiet sick with just a common cold. But you know how a simple cold can leave you helpless. Now I am feeling much better and I think I am fully recovered:)

I wear makeup on a regular basis, and it is not because I don't feel confident, it is just because I love makeup.

A good makeup remover is a must for me.

I remember using Vichy products way back and I used to love them! They were my 1st ever proper skincare range. So, a while back I decided to try some products again and seeing that I needed a new cleanser and toner I decided to try these out.



I think I saw this compared to the much raved about Bioderma product which I have never used. Vichy products are made up of their famous Thermal Water which is essentially water with a lot of good and rare minerals which occur naturally in their spring water in the village of Vichy in France.



I use this product to remove most of my makeup. I say most of my makeup because I like to use an oil cleanser for my waterproof eyeliner and mascara as it is much easier to remove. Having said that, it removes all of the makeup which is great! It has a watery consistency and makes it perfect for all skin types. It doesn't dry the face up and it is very gentle on the face with no fragrances or anything.

For more information check the Vichy facebook page and Vichy website. I will definately repurchase this product and I strongly suggest it even as a normal cleanser for everyday use!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Soap Cafe Hands on Lotion Review

I think it is only today that Spring is visible in Malta. Having said that I am currently recovering from a cold. And the weather outside is just amazing! 

Here is the review.

I bought this ages and ages ago! For all of you who do not know who Soap Cafe is here is a bit of 
information.

SoapCafe` is a relatively new concept in Malta, mainly due to the fact that we produce virtually edible beauty products, for all types of skins and age, while also catering for the vegetarian and vegan market. We are also Pioneers in researching and using some of the best local produce in our soaps, lotions and balms. 

At SoapCafe` one can also find various gift ideas for all budgets, herbal and loose leaf teas, essential oils and herbal remedies. 

Our products are free from Mineral oils or other BI products,Parabens, SLS and Animal fat. NONE OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE TESTED ON ANIMALS.

Information retrieved from Soap Cafe website.




This product is one of the best things I have tried with regards to hand lotions and similar stuff. It got neglected this year because it was in the fridge and I will explain why.

The lovely Charly from Soap Cafe provided me some information on this product. So here is the info.

This Hands on lotion is made up of some good ingredients. It contains lemongrass oil but also lavender for calming effects. It also has a dash of tea tree which gives the product antiseptic qualities and frankincense oil which has anti aging qualities. What is great about it is that it's made with beautiful luscious Shea and Cocoa butters finished off with organic calendula giving it extra soothing benefits and elasticity to the skin. The bar makes an ideal remedy for very chapped hands including those suffering from chill blains and inflamed cuticles. There are times where I start picking at my cuticles so horribly that blood comes out. I like to apply some of the product on my cuticles and leave it sink in slowly without rubbing. It works wonders!
Charly also told me that it is very popular among males as well especially those who have very 'manual work' such as mechanics and welders. I can vouch for it as my boy friend actually uses this and finds it really good as he works in a hospital environment and uses lots of alcohol based products which dry the hands terribly. I Remember one time when his hands where so dry that he would pick at his hands and peel the dry skin which is obviously very bad. 
Lastly Charly also told me that some of her clients also use it as an alternative to commercial deodorants due to its antiseptic yet soothing qualities.

I like to keep it in the fridge because it is made up of oils which will obviously melt in the heat that we Maltese experience here in the Maltese Islands.

I don't actually suffer from chilblains but I occasionally get that one are in my middle finger where I had some sort of chilblains. This lotion soothes chilblains quite effectively.

Using this product more or less once or twice a day made those dry patches disappear and restored the skin to its normal state.

I think what makes it so affective is that it is made of such natural things and essential oils which are not only absorbed by the skin quickly but promote skin improvement.

I prefer using this product at night as it feels a bit oily and slippery after rubbing, however just make sure to distribute the product evenly on the hands. I love to use it on other parts of the body where I tend to get dryness which are the elbows and the knees and it works just as wonderful.

I seriously need to try out more products as sometimes I think we bombard our skin with so many chemicals when all it needs is just pure ingredients!

xoxoxo


Pocalocca

Monday, March 10, 2014

LUSH Rehab Shampoo Review

I do not quite remember LUSH in Malta, but I have very vague ideas of it. 
Anyways last June I was in London and one of the very first shops that me and Martina and Marija went to is LUSH. I didn't know what to buy.
I am not a bath person so buying bath bombs was not the idea.

I asked to try some hair products. The first thing I was shown was the Big Sea Salt Shampoo which you can read the review Here.




I am going to begin by saying that I love this shampoo. I love it to the extent that I do not want it to finish and so I do not use it every time I wash my hair.


This shampoo has some very good ingredients which are natural ingredients. These include Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mango Juice, Kiwi Juice and other good ingredients.

One distinct fragrance is the peppermint smell. This shampoo contains peppermint oil. This oil gives the shampoo a very fresh feel to it and in fact whilst using it on my hair my scalp felt quite fresh and clean.

This shampoo cleanses the scalp without stripping the scalp from its moisture. I usually have a good amount of product buildup on my scalp and this shampoo removes it well enough.

It is quite weird but I do not want it t finish so I do not use it very frequently. However, I would not say that you cannot use it frequently, since 'cleansing' shampoos aren't supposed to be used frequently.

Unfortunately you cannot get LUSH in Malta but if you happen to be in England I highly recommend checking LUSH !

What is your favourite LUSH products?

xoxoxo

Pocalocca