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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lookfantastic January Beauty Box

I do not even know how 2014 passed. Honestly. So, today I received the January Beauty Box.  I have quite mixed feelings about this box. The thing is that I have purchased several boxes so far and I am kind of getting used to getting products every month. It is  as if I am no longer excited about the whole thing.

However, I feel that this was  a perfect timing kind of box. Why? Because I needed a new hair detangling kind of product as I was out of my argan oil. So, I feel like I will find the products useful.

So, in this edition I have received the following items:


Daily Damage Defence.

Protect your hair with Philip  Kingsley Daily Damage Defence. The leave-in conditioning spray provides defence from daily heat styling and environmental effects whilst working to add shine and manageability to all hair types.
Perfect to use on wet hair after washing. It detangles hair and helps remove static.



Refresh and Rejuvenate

Designed to gently cleanse and nourish the skin, Molton Brown uses a unique blend of ingredients, designes to work up a rich lather for a long lasting, refreshing smell. Skin will be left feeling silky soft and super clean.



Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask

This fres, hydrating, mask soothes the skin to leave it with a radiant appearance. 90% of the total ingredients are from natural origins, leaving skin moisturised and soothed for 24 hours. For use on all skin types.



Collagen Eye Compresses

Revive and rejuvenate your eyes with these clever eye compresses, drenched in a soothing, marine-based collagen solution. Fabulous for a special occasion, it revives and rejuvenates the eyes, helps reduce dark shadows, plumps out wrinkles and relaxes the eye contour.



myvitamins Orange flavour Vitamin C Effervescent tablets.

The Range has already become a favourite amongst nutritionists and fitness experts.

Add these betselling dissolvable tablets to water to produce a great tasting drink which is easy to consume. Effervescent tables are ideal for anyone who is looking to increase their intake of vitamins for a healthier lifestyle.

Use the code JAN30 for 30% off on myvitamins.com


Until next post,

xoxoxo
Pocalocca

Dr. Organic Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner | Review

Cold weather brings dry hair and having a good hydrating treatment is essential in keeping the hair shiny and healthy. I am always looking for a good hair mask/treatment. I do have my favourite picks and all but I like to try out new things. A while back I was invited to a Dr. Organic Event and when we got to choose the products we wanted to try this Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner was the first item I picked.



The Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner is a bioactive hair and scalp treatment. It has an excellent blend of organic oils and extracts which are formulated in such a way to provide a rich and concentrated conditioning balm, which instantly envelopes the keratin fibres found in the hair, with nourishing phospholipids and fatty acids. It nourishes and repairs damaged hair whilst increasing core strength to protect against breakage. The conditioner helps seal in vital moisture to damaged, dull, dry and fly away hair.


Moroccan Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Is has been used by women of the Mediterranean for centuries for both culinary delights and cosmetic purposed. It also works wonders for skin, hair and nails.

Having been a convert for argan oil for the past 2 years, I was way more than interested in trying this product. It is marketed a pre shampoo treatment. I think that this depends entirely on the state of your hair. My hair ends tend to be the driest and hence I tend to concentrate more product there. I do not apply it before shampoo, I prefer to use it as a deep conditioner/mask where I leave for 5-10 minutes, although you can certainly leave it more depending on your hair. Having said that, some people may find it a bit heavy on the hair, in which case I suggest using it as a pre shampoo treatment, which will still give the hair its moisture but to a lesser degree. I am quite sceptical when it comes to applying products on the scalp. Mine gets pretty bad build so I don’t apply heaps of products there. It does help to get rid of the dry flakes that sometimes build on the scalp.

The product retails for €16.87. I hope you found this review helpful and if you want more information on the products and from where you can get them kindly check the links here!

Happy week! 

xoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

LookFantastic December Beauty Box!

I hate it when it takes a long time for a parcel to arrive. I mean who doesn't?! 
Well, it arrived just today on Christmas Eve! So, I kind of forgot that I waited for ever. 

Anyways,  I usually do a video on these beauty boxes which if you want you can find here:

I think that this is one of the best editions of the Look Fantastic Beauty Boxes, although I didn't manage to get the November one so I may be mistaken. Anyways below is what was in the December edition:








Macademia Infused Comb.

The Macademia Oil Infused Comb blends Macademia Healing Oil Treatment with a specially formulated resin to nourish and de-tangle hair.
- Hassle free nourishment and tangle maintenance.
- Detangles hair while adding shine and smoothness.
- Oil treatment benefits with no residue on hands.
- Provides even distribution of Healing Oil Treatment.

Macademia Natural Oil comes from the South Pacific and is becoming very popular for its amazing effect on hair. Hair will be given a soft touch that feels healthy and cared for.



Bourjois are offering a 20%discount on Lookfantastic.com untill 31st January 2015. Enter the code Bourjois20.


Elemis Papaya Enzyme peel

BRIGHTENS, SMOOTHES AND REPAIRS THE SKIN'S SURFACE.

The award-winning Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel uses the natural exfoliating fruit enzyme action of Papaya and Pineapple which contains nourishing Milk Protein, Anti-Oxidant-rich Vitamin E and Marine algae to moisturise, repair and protect the skin. Perfect for complexions which are sensitive or mature.



Murad Essential-C Cleanser

Cleanses environmentally damaged skin by removing impurities and potential irritants, restoring moisture and preparing skin for repair. 

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE RESULTS.

Vitamin A, C and E - Powerful antioxidants defend the skin from free radical damage whilst infusing skin with essential nutrients.

Sodium PCA - Bind moisture to the skin, keeping it looking supple, soft and youthful. 

Allantoine - A soothing and moisturising ingredient which rejuvenates skin, promoting a healthy and beautiful complexion.


OLEHENRIKSEN

This powerful 100% concentrated rose hip oil activates skin's naturalreoarative ability with potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids to reveal skin's youtful state - bright, resilient and radiant.

Luxurious and lightweight, this citrus scented and potent anti-aging treatment quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates to heal, nourish and hydrate. Fine lines are visibly reduced and skin is immediately brightener and more radiant.


LORD & BERRY H2Ohhh! DESIGNER LIP GLOSS


PURE GOLD COLLAGEN

 Pure Gold Collagen is a liquid food supplement that improves the skin;s appearance by working from within, penetrating to the deep layers of your skin. Enriched with a special blend of hydrolysed collagen, vitamins and minerals, it re-activates the formation of collagen to give you brighter, plumper and more youthful looking skin.

The peach and passion fruit flavoured liquid has a spicy kick and is up to 20 times more powerful than a collagen pill.

Say hello to smooth, radiant and firm skin.


I am quite excited to try these products out and oh! the pure gold collagen supplement tastes so nice. 
Anywyas, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!


xoxoxo
Pocalocca
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pupa Paris Collection MULTIPLAY Eyeliners Review!

I get way excited when I find an eyeliner which is perfect. Let me explain. I do not wear certain colours on my eyes. For example blue and green are shades which I tend to avoid unless it is dark navy blue. So, when I was sent these gorgeous eyeliner and swatched them I almost fainted.

These are the Pupa Milano Multiplay eyeliners from the Paris Collection limited edition. Check this edition here. The Multiplay liners come in 2 gorgeous shades 64 - Deep Purple and 65 - Peacock.



The eyeliners can be used in basically 3 different ways as outlined here

I find that the 2 shades are just perfect for the Christmas time and winter time in general. We tend to go all monochrome and kind of dark in winter, however, I honestly love to wear a coloured liner just to add more fun and more character to the makeup.

The liners themselves are super pigmented and the colour payoff is intense and what's just perfect is that the intensity stays on throughout the day i.e. it doesn't fade or smudge or anything. 


Having said that I do have quite oily lids but these liners stay on all day without smudging. In all fairness I am not a big fan of using liners as eyeshadows but these liners do blend really well with the smudger to create a soft look. One can always intensify the look by applying more layers and applying a matching eyeshadow.

I seriously adore these liners and I haven't stopped wearing them. They cost 8.90 euros and if you're from Malta they can be found in these locations:

Attard: Transforma
San Gwann: Lourdes
Sliema: Drug store (ferries)
Msida : Deby’s pharmacy
Qormi: Evans Pharmacy
Zebbug: Diva’s H salon
Fgura: Chain (Perfumery section)   
B’Bugia: Martins Pharmacy
Zejtun: St. Catherine’s Pharmacy
Marsaxlokk: Epoca Beauty
Gozo: Hair Flair   


Do not forget to check their facebook page for more information on all the products that they carry.

Hope you found this review helpful!

Happy Holidays!!!!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dr.Organic Organic Royal Jelly Night Cream | Review

It is definitely getting cold here in Malta. Mind you I do love winter quite a lot. With the change in temperature comes a change in the skin care I use. I have quite oily skin on my face but in winter it tends to become somewhat drier.

A couple of weeks back I was invited to an event organised by Dr.Organic . This first review is that of the dr.organic Organic Royal Jelly Night Cream.



Royal Jelly is a substance which is used to feed the Queen Bee. Normal working bees are only fed this during the first few days of their larvae stage. The Queen bee is continued to be fed this Royal jelly. It has been used since ancient times as an anti aging product. 

Royal jelly has moisturizing, nourishing, rejuvenating, soothing and healing properties due to its rich and precious composition consisting of  variety of nutrients, plants hormones, minerals  and vitamins essential to the body. Royal Jelly contains the essential amino acids which are the building blocks of collagen which supports the skin tissue and is very important in maintaining the skin's firmness.
 It helps with tightening fine lines and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Royal jelly also assists in keeping the skin hydrated  and hence the skin is soft, supple and smooth.

I can go on and on about the benefits of Royal Jelly but I am just going to add some info about the product itself. 

It is an overnight repairing and rescue cream with a rich, luxurious texture containing a rich blend of Organic Royal Jelly, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Calendula, Macademia Oil, Papaya Oil, Japanese Fruit Wax, Irish Moss, Shea Butter, Honey, Red Clover, Heather, Vitamin C plus Cedarwood, Lemon, Geranium, Patchouli, Petitgrain and Sandalwood Essential Oils. The skin is nourished and hence it is more radiant, firm and has a smooth appearance. Overnight, skin cell renewal is stimulated and this helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This cream may be my next favourite thing. I am quite picky when it comes to night creams as a lot tend to be quite thick and oily and do not really do anything. I feel my skin supple and more radiant the morning after. It also feels more hydrated and nourished. I feel that it's jelly/cream consistency makes this product ideal for all the skin types. It doesn't feel oily on the skin although it takes a while to be absorbed through the skin.

What is more good about this product is that is readily available in various stores around Malta (check this link here to check the nearest store) and it doesn't really break the bank like some expensive night creams. It costs 9.49 euros. 

Hope you found this review helpful!

A must buy for winter!

xoxoxo
Pocalocca