Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Disappointing products NO. 1

How are you all doing??


I am not sure whether I will be doing more of these kind of videos. But we all talk about the things we like and I felt like doing this video which is about things which I didn't like that much. 

Let me know what you are disappointed about below in the comments!!!!


Monday, August 10, 2015

Lierac Summer Event!

Lierac is a brand which caters for everyone. All skin types and all ages. It was all I needed after a day at work. The whole event started with an interesting talk regarding beauty and health in general and the importance of a healthy  skincare regime.



Afterwards, us bloggers were invited to a cleansing facial, skin analysis, makeup application and nutritional advice.

I volunteered for the facial. It.was.very.much.needed.


Then I had my skin analysis. It resulted in my skin being quite combination and needs a lot of peeling in winter! Now I know in what I am going to invest in winter!




PS: photos courtesy of Lara from larasbeautyaddictbible.

We also had delicious nibbles and some refreshing infused water. At the end we were given a nice goodie bag.
 In it was the Iridescent Milk Mist with SPF15, which lets just say is simply gorgeous! It has the tiniest amount of iridescence which makes the skin look more tanned and glowy. Perfect for summer! 

My all time fave product from Lierac? The Mesolift serum! I will definitely stock in winter as it is a nice skincare item for winter.


More info can be found on Lierac facebook page.

Until next post,

xoxoxo

Pocalocca


Friday, July 31, 2015

Dermalogica Stress Relief Month

A few weeks ago I was invited to a rather relaxing event organised by Dermalogica. I honestly very rarely go for a massage of some sort and when I was offered a destress hand massage I was thrilled.
July was the #stressrelief month.

I have never tried any Dermalogica products so I was quite intrigued by the Brand as I heard good things about Dermalogica as well.






These products were used: 

1) Hydro-active mineral salts
2) The Conditioning Body Wash
3) The Stress Relief Treatment
4) Body hydrating cream


The treatment was just heaven. Although I wouldn't quite use the stress relief treatment right now as it is a mixture of essential oils which is also perfect to use as a pre sleeping treatment. What does it mean? I love to apply just a couple of drops on the pillow and it really calms the mind down. I can imagine using this during my studies period. 

The cleanser is a soap free cleanser which cleans the body while nourishing it. The Body Hydrating Cream is an excellent body cream which leaves the skin supple without leaving it too slick.

What are your favourite Dermalogica products?

Below are some photos of the event:


xoxoxo

Pocalocca




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lashes & Lingerie with Adore Me

I am doing a kind of different post today. Spring and Summer always bring changes to me I feel. I transition from jeans to skirts and shorts and I channel my gypsy style. Makeup also varies in summer. I usually where much less of it. So, in this challenge  I paired up with a Lingerie Brand called Adore Me to create looks inspired by their latest collections. So,  I picked up my favourites here below:

In both spring and summer I am all about the simple makeup. My favourite products would be golden rosy coloured. My all time blusher would be the NARS orgasm blusher which is a blusher which I would suggest to absolutely every one!
A more affordable one would be Sleek Rose Gold blusher.
For lips, a rosy lip colour is a must. I just love the Catrice Wood Rose Propose? lipstick. It is just perfect and affordable.


The Lingerie which I would pair these with? This one below:
pss... it is perfect for wedding night too *wink*

Then there are times when I want a dramatic look. The red lips black liner kind of look. No effort quick and easy.

The Maybelline Gel liner is easy and quick to use. And it lasts all day. Perfect for a flicked liner as well.
I do not typically go for a red lip but I do like a pink lip colour. I love this L'Oreal Caress lip product in Juliet. They are ultra longlasting and are extremely comfortable on the lips!


The lingerie set? Black and lace! Just stunning.
Summer is all about bronzed and golden looks. Us Maltese tend to get plenty of sun all year around and spending the day at one of our famous beaches is just pure bliss. There is a perfect palette for those golden bronzy eyes.
And the perfect palette to go with these eyeshadows? The one by Makeup Revolution All about Bronze.

This Midnight blue piece is simply stunning!


Last but not least summer is nothing without some colours. And I do like a little bit of colour in my look, However, I tend to go for more subtle tones not bright bold colours. Moreover, I tend to stick with coloured eye pencils rather than eyeshadows.

These essence babies are a definite must have.



And the perfect lip combo is this Catrice Luminous lips in 80 Don't Mind The Pink


To end this post. one of the prettiest style.



Make sure you visit the Adore Me website and facebook page for more styles. I think however, that the company only ships to the USA and Canada, which is a shame as there are some pretty nice sets.

xoxoxo

Pocalocca

Friday, June 19, 2015

Singapore(ish) Style Noodles Recipe

The Original recipe is from the Family Kitchen Cookbook by Caroline Bretherton

We kind of tweaked it a little bit simply because we couldn't get certain items which are not that essential.
Moreover, some measurements are approximate. For example you may find you need more oil or soy sauce. So, here are the ingredients for 2 persons and the method:


  • around 200 grams noodles 
  • 4 tbsps of soy sauce
  • 1 whole red pepper cut into small pieces
  • around 20 prawns
  • around 75g chicken  (I used the pre cut frozen type)
  • 2 tbsps of oil
  • 50 g Bean Sprouts 
  • 2  eggs lightly beaten
  • baby corn (around 50g)
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Spring onions to garnish
Method: 
  1.  Heat half of the oil in a wok or a very large non stick pan. Heat the prawns and chicken pieces for around 10 minutes or until cooked. 
  2. Put aside on a plate and heat the remaining oil. Add the onions and garlic. (You can also add a small piece of ginger and some chilli).
  3. Add the remaining vegetables (the pepper,bean sprouts and baby corn. Peas and a hint of curry can also be used).
  4. Add the soy sauce and cooked noodles to the pan for aroound 3 minutes. Push the noodles to one side and pour the eggs into the other side of the pan stirring constantly. Once cooked, still in the noodles.
  5. Return the chicken and prawns to the pan and stir until heated through. Serve the noodles garnished with spring onions.
  6. Bon apetit!