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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Huge Makeup Haul (MAC, Urban Decay, Benefit, essence, Jo Malone and much more) + Swatches

So, finally I the Huge Makeup video is up and you can find it linked below:



I have been on a makeup ban for around 5 months and I really did break my bank account... and I am determined that it will be quite some time before I do another makeup haul. Below are the photos and the swatches of the products!





Notes: 
The essence of charm.  Peonies in voluptuous bloom, exquisitely fragile.  Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower.  Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede.  Luxurious and seductive.


xoxoxo

Pocalocca






























Monday, October 6, 2014

Urban Decay Primer Potion | Review

Urban Decay is a brand which I honestly desperately which was available in Malta along with several others like MAC and Sephora and Nars and others. If you are into makeup I am pretty sure you heard about the Naked palette range. I have the original one and now I am dying to try out the Naked 3 palette. 

Last year, when I was in the UK for IMATS I managed to get my hands on the Naked palette from Debenhams. This palette came with a small trial size of the Primer Potion. 


I wanted to try this much raved product for ages and well since it isn't cheap, I thought it was a good idea to try it out. It is actually a very good eye primer. It has this kind of creamy although not entirely creamy, consistency which kind of sets to a somewhat dry finish. 


It holds up pretty well and the eyeshadows really sit well on it. I find that the eyeshadows are more vibrant and saturated with the primer. Does it crease? Well, let me just get it straight. In the humid, sunny, sweaty summer months that we have in Malta, it will crease at some point but not like at once, more likely after several hours.  To top it off I really have oily eyelids and I do get a shiny face quicker.

There are several shades of this kind of primer I believe but this is the kind of nude shade. Would I repurchase it again? I am not quiet sure to be honest. There are a couple of eyeshadow primers which I want to try. But I strongly suggest trying it out, although it is a bit pricey.


xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick in Rose Cocktail | Review

Finally the transition from summer to autumn has begun! Although it is still quite hot there is certainly a cool breeze about the air. Temperatures are starting to drop and we all know what follows...chapped lips! A handbag staple for me is of course, lip balm. As I have already mentioned in previous posts I am not a huge fan of lipstick, however I do love my tinted lip balms.

I fell in love with the lip product at once. The packaging is quite sleek and elegant which I kind of love.



The lipstick itself is made from 100% cherry oil, with which I am currently obsessed! The cherry oil within the balm helps to nourish the lips when it is applied and it also lends the balm such an appealing pigment! Cherry oil has the capacity of refracting light and it is also enriched with Omega 6 and 9 which both act as natural sources of protection and nutrition. Having dry lips myself, this is quite the ideal product for me during the cold season and sometimes it is quite the life saver.





The lipstick glides smoothly and effortlessly on the lips giving them a very natural glossy tint which makes the lipstick ideal for everyday use but also for night time as it doesn’t require a lot of technique to apply. Moreover, the colour itself doesn’t feather out although you do have to apply the product after a couple of hours. But being it a somewhat of a lipbalmy product one would expect that. 




What is there more to love? The Price. Currently at 30% off – 11.20 euros. I am definitely in love with the product and it is a definite repurchase.


Where to find Yves Rocher in Malta:

-Merchants Street, Valletta
-Antoine De Paul Square, Paola
-Bizazza Street, Sliema


Have you ever tried Yves Rocher products? Let me know below what are your favourite products! Make sure to check the links below for more information:

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xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yves Rocher and Botanical Spa Experience!

Last Saturday was a much anticipated day. A couple of weeks ago the brand Yves Rocher contacted me for a meeting with regards to the brand. It all started with a nice cup of Vanilla tea, which happens to be my favourite kind of tea ever. Prior to the meeting I was offered a free Botanical Facial which I believe was around 1 hour 15 minutes long. But to be perfectly honest with you I could have stayed there for hours!

So, lets start with a brief introduction about the brand itself. Yves Rocher founded the brand that bears his name back in 1959. The products are formulated from botanicas, which are naturally similar to skin. Researchers study the  diversity and wealth of botanical life to reveal their unique benefits such as skin stimulation, repair and protection. One of their philosophies is their management towards the enhancement and reservation of all the botanical life around the world. For example like in Mali or Burkina Faso where the cultivation of fair trade Shea crops is combined with sustainable production, training and guaranteed minimum wage, thus promoting long-lasting economic development of the local population.

The brand itself caters for every age and skin type with products ranging from shower gels to perfumes and to very specific anti aging creams. A vast range of hair care products are also included. Makeup can also be found in the range with products which are infused with botanicals which is actually good for the skin.

       There are lots of things to discuss about this brand which in all fairness is quite new to me, although it is not the first time that I heard of it. One thing which I think is pretty awesome is that for every product which is bought from  certain ranges, Yves Rocher has pledged to plant a tree! How great is that?

Every facial is tailored for each specific skin type. Mine is quite oily and hence it involved a deep cleaning process to remove all the impurities and a mask to help regenerate the skin. The beauty therapists hands were very soft and gentle with the movements which I felt helped to remove the tension in my skin. The whole experience (which in all fairness was heavenly!) ended with a light makeup application which included foundation, powder and a couple layers of mascara and quite a natural touch of colour to the lips.



Have you ever tried Yves Rocher products? Let me know below what are your favourite products! Make sure to check the links below for more information:

  - Facebook
  - Twitter 

Where to find Yves Rocher in Malta:

-Merchants Street, Valletta
-Antoine De Paul Square, Paola
-Bizazza Street, Sliema

Stay tuned on the upcoming reviews on some gorgeous products!

xoxoxo
Pocalocca