Christian Louboutin Nail Polish : Rouge Louboutin

Thursday, 14 August 2014


 
Shoe lovers around the world woke up this morning to the launch of Christian Louboutin Nail Polish. As an avid shoe collector and beauty junky myself....I have to admit I could put in my card details quick enough to get my hands on this beauty. I'll now finally be able to match my nails and shoes perfectly.

The nail polish only comes in one colour - Red. Which matches perfectly to the classic red Louboutin soles. The bottle is designed to represent the 20.5cm heel of the iconic Ballerina Ultima - the highest heel Louboutin ever designed.

Christian Loutboutin: Rouge Louboutin Nail polish is available online from Selfridges.com priced £36.00


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Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Day Moisturiser

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Olay is one of those brands that have been around since as long as I can remember. I always remember as a little girl my grandmother religiously using their classic Beauty Fluid every single day  and to this day she still does. Sometimes the best brands are ones that have been around the longest.

For the last few weeks I’ve been using the Olay Total Effect 7 in one Anti-aging day moisturiser with SPF 15. With the Maltese sun, especially just now in summer I always choose a moisturiser with SPF in. Also, while I don’t have wrinkle(yet!) it’s only a matter of time, so it’s always better if possible to start preparing for wrinkles before they appear.

This product, as it says is a 7 in 1 product, and what are those 7 I hear you ask? Well let me tell you -

1. Line Minimisation - visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
2. Nourishing Moisturisation - for a radient healthy glow
3. Tone Enhancement - balances colour and visibly reduces appearance of age spots
4. Gentle exfoliation - smooths and evens skin texture
5. Pore refinement - minimises the appearance of pores
6. With Anti Oxidants - held prevent free radical damage to the skins surface layers
7. Subtle firms - hydrates for firmer skin appearance

So basically it’s a moisturiser, primer and more. When I’ve been using Total effects in the morning, I have found I haven’t needed to wear a primer because it gives my skin everything it needs for a flawless application of make up. I’ve even just been wearing only the moisturiser on it’s own at the weekends without makeup to give my skin a rest, and I feel confident enough to leave the house au-natural as Total Effect evens out my skin tone and smooths the skin.

The product itself comes in a 50ml bottle, with a pump dispenser which I much prefer to tubs. One pump gives you enough cream to cover your face and neck. The formula while light weight, I find it to be extremely hydrating. It soaks effortlessly into the skin and is non-greasy. I have to say that in the 2 weeks that I have been using this product, I have noticed that not only has my skin been plump and hydrated, I have also noticed it has smoothed out any imperfections that I had, and I certainly haven’t had any wrinkles appears. I will defiantly continue to use this, it’s just an all great great product.

If you are looking for a new moisturiser that does more than just moisturise. I highly recommend you pick up some Olay total Effects 7 in One. Your skin will thank  you for it. It’s available from pharmacies and leading retailers throughout Malta and Gozo priced €19.95*.
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Bourjois volume 1 Seconde Mascara Review and Swatches

Sunday, 27 July 2014



So today we’re talking about my new favourite drug store mascara that I’ve been wearing non stop for the last 3 weeks. As you can probably guess from the title of the post it’s the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara.

The latest mascara from Bourjois gives you '360 degree seduction'. The brush has wraparound spherical bristles that gives you perfect volume from every angle. The wraparound spherical bristles allows the mascara to coat the whole lash, and the straight bristles on the brush defines each individual lash.

 From the first application I was hooked, it was very easy to notice the difference in my lashes straight away, you can see the difference in the before and after photos below:
Before

After

Not only goes it give you the ‘oomph’ that I look for in a mascara, it also lasts the full day until I remove it before bed. Speaking on removal - this mascara comes off as easy as it goes on, which is a blessing. The Volume 1 Seconde, I think is hands down one of the best drug store mascaras that I’ve used. So if you’re looking for a new mascara (if not you need to be!), I highly recommend you pick up this little beauty next time your near a Bourjois stand.

Have you tried the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara yet?


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A day in sun with Hawaiian Tropic...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014



With the sizzling hot sun in Malta, it’s important that you look after you skin properly and ensure you are fully protected from head to toe. Now that the weather has finally realised it’s summer, last weekend I decided to take advantage of some rays to top up start my tan, with a little help from Hawaiian Tropic Malta.

With my own little piece of paradise on my terrace, I looked out all the essentials for a day of relaxation. With Ed Sheeran blaring away, I topped up my water jug (remember it’s very important to stay hydrated in the sun), laid out my towel and started applying my Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection 50+ (I’m very pale!) , not forgetting my lips I applied some Hawaiian tropic lip gloss and settled back with a stack of glossy magazines.

Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection applies easily and evenly to the skin, even with factor 50 - it didn’t leave me looking even whiter than I already am. The ultra radiance formula soaks in easily and gave my skin a little bit of a glow so my white skin wasn’t blinding others. The cream is also oil free so there was no chance of me slipping off my sun lounger! If you’ve ever used Hawaiian Tropic before you’ll know how amazing it smells, it brings back fond memories of holidays with its coconut and tropical fragrance. 

Now this all sounds great - but does it protect your skin from sun? The short answer is - Yes with an A+ rating. Hawaiian Tropic Satin protection and lip gloss both protect your skin from UVA (4* superior rating) and UVB rays, which is the first thing I look for in a sun screen. I feel it’s important to have both because while UVB are the rays that burn your skin, UBA are the rays that cause premature ageing in the skin. Neither of which I want to happen, so always pick up sun protection with both. 

While getting my tan on, I made sure I reapplied protection every few hours to stop getting burnt. Not forgetting to top up my lip gloss, not only did I look fabulous with a glossy pout - it stopped my lips from getting burnt as well. The non sticky gloss just glides on, and is also moisturising - not to mention that the Island berry flavour smells amazing which i've been using daily since.

After an exhausting day doing not much, having read all celebrity gossip I called it day around 4pm and hit the shower to wash off my sun cream and admire my tan in the bathroom mirror - there is just something about showers that make your tan look ten times better - right? 

After feeling refreshed, I applied the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun to keep my skin moisturised. The dual ribbon formula is infused with cooling aloe gel and ultra moisturising lotion which left my skin silky smooth. Even the next morning I noticed that my skin was still silky smooth. This is another Hawaiian Tropic product that smells amazing with its coconut and papaya fragrance, with such a holiday smell it was almost disappointing that I had to go to work the next day and not do it all over again!

If you're spending any time in the sun this summer (which i’m sure you will be..) I recommend you check out the Hawaiian Tropic range if not for the A+ protection but for the amazing smell alone (but protection is just as important!). They have a full range of protection factors as well as tanning oils for those with already tanned skin as well as after sun care.

Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection SPF 50+ 200ml - €12.95*
Hawaiian Tropic Island Berry Lip Gloss SPF 25 - €5.95*
Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Oil Intense SPF 2 200ml - €9.95*
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun 180ml - €10.95

For more information you can visit the Hawaiian Tropic Facebook Page

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