Pages

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dr. Organic Malta Event

At last! I am writing a blog post. I had a quite stressful week at work that now I have lots of things to write about in my blog and videos to film and upload because I haven't had any time!

So, earlier this week I was invited, along with my fellow bloggers, to an event organised by Dr. Organic. I have been quite into simple organic skin care and hair care products lately which lets just face it, is always a good thing to try.

Below is a brief introduction on the brand itself:



In Dr. Organic products one finds organically grown ingredients. The products contain the finest natural and organic raw material where possible. These products are thoroughly tests to ensure that they conform to the strict quality guidelines. Bioactive extracts are used to ensure each product is truly functional by nature. Dr. Organic products contain no harsh chemicals such as parabens, SLS (Sodium lauryl sulphate), perfumes or artificial fragrances.The products are not tested on animals and most of the products are non animal derived, with the exception of honey, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly. No minerals are included in the ingredients and hence petro-chemicals such as paraffin and petroleum are avoided. Instead plant based oils and extracts are used.  No genetically modified or genetically engineered organisms are used and where necessary only high grade preservative are used. 


Photo courtesy of Dr. Organic



Photo courtesy of Dr. Organic

Photo courtesy of Dr. Organic
The event itself was quite an intimate one and it took place at the lovely Villa Bologna in Attard. The lovely Teri gave us an overview on the ranges which Dr. Organic carry. We also got the opportunity to try out several products. And I can also say that I have set eyes on some products already! Very generously, at the end of the event we were given the opportunity to take home with us 3 products to try out for ourselves.

Here is what I took home with me:




Check the links below for more information on the brand and the products:


Stay tuned for the reviews coming up soon!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Autumn / Wedding Makeup tutorial using Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

It has been quite a while since I did a makeup tutorial. I was, let's say somewhat uninspired. Or maybe it was because of the excessive heat that we were having in October. Yes, you read October. Until around 2 weeks ago we were having temperatures of around 25 degrees. 

However, weather has cooled down, which means makeup stays fresh all day. I have bought some new makeup and hence here is a tutorial which I filmed this week.



You can watch the tutorial down below:


Products used: 

-Urban Decay Naked 3 
-Urban Decay Primer potion
-NYX EYE/Eyebrow pencil 901 Black
-Manhattan Multi Effect thick and thin eyeliner
-Maybelline Illegal length mascara
-INGLOT YSM cream foundation
-Garnier BB Concealer
-Collection Lasting Perfection concealer
-Catrice Prime and Fine mattifying powder
-essence eyebrow stylist kit
-Benefit RockateurMAC studio finish concealer NC35
-Tarte 12 hr clay brush in exposed
-MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Lightscapade
-Elf clear eyebrow gel
-MAC Sheen supreme in Supreme Style
-Pupa Glossy lips in shade 301
-ZOEVA 102 Silk finish brush
-ZOEVA 142 Concealer/Buffer brush
-ZOEVA 106 Powder brush
-ZOEVA 128 cream cheek brush
-Urban Decay Brush

Let me know below, Do you like this look ?


xoxoxo,
Pocalocca
Monday, October 27, 2014

Yves Rocher nutri-silky hair mask | Review

Finally the weather is cooling down and the stickiness is losing its power. Until a few days ago my hair was unmanageable and dry and frizzy and a disaster. Mind you, I don't have curly hair, my hair is somewhat straight. With a good shampoo comes along a good mask or conditioner. 




Lately I have been using the Yves Rocher nutri-silky mask. It is a mask targeted more towards dry hair. It is silicone, paraben and colorant free.

The mask is a creamy mask with nourishing oat milk which is renowned for its hair-nourishing and scalp-softening properties, and shea butter which nourish and repair the hair. Both are grown from organically grown plants.The hair regains its suppleness and and obtains also a silky touch. It treats the hair fibre without weighing it down so it is also suitable for people with fine hair. It is made up of 94% natural ingredients. What is also good about this product? The container contains recycled plastic to minimise its environmental impact.


I love using this product as a frequent conditioner and I leave it in my hair for around 5 minutes. I suggest this mask to everyone who would like a mask which nourishes the hair without leaving it oily or without weighing it down.

Check out a review on a favourite shampoo of mine from Yves Rocher here.

And what's more, Yves Rocher are offering 50% off when buying a second hair care product! Hurry up as the offer is valid only until the 10th of November!


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:

  - Facebook


  - Twitter 


xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yves Rocher Shampoo traitant anti-pelliculaire - Anti Dandruff Shampoo | Review

A while back I was cordially invited by the brand Yves Rocher for a botanical facial massage and for an 'introduction' about the brand itself. You can view the blog post about the experience hereI have already reviewed one of my current lipstick obsessions which you can find the review here.


It is quite hard for me to find shampoos which do not irritate my scalp. I don't have dandruff as such but I do really tend to get quite a good amount of build up on my scalp which means I have to wash my hair every other day, which, takes quite a lot of effort if you have long hair.




A good cleansing shampoo which doesn't strip my scalp of moisture and natural oils, is a must for me. Otherwise I would end up fiddling with my hair leaving it quite oily and irritated.


This shampoo is formulated for dandruff, however, it is gentle enough to be used on all hair types. It doesn't contain any silicones or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which tend to irritate my scalp. It is also Paraben free. It contains organically grown nasturium extract,  which acts as a botanical cleansing base. The shampoo has an easily biodegradable formula.

What I love about this shampoo is that it removes the build up on my scalp very effectively and leaves it feeling clean. I would suggest this shampoo to anyone but especially to people who have an itchy and/or flaky scalp.

And what's more, Yves Rocher are offering 50% off when buying a second hair care product! Hurry up as the offer is valid only until the 10th of November!


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:

  - Facebook

  - Twitter 


xoxoxo

Pocalocca
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