Taylor Swift Red Lips - Nars Dragon Girl

Thursday, 19 March 2015

I may not be a teenager anymore, and on the wrong side of 25 but I have to admit I quite like ok...love Taylor Swift. That’s right I’m a secret Swifty. But darn, that girl just looks good all the time. I especially love her red pout, and with a little research I found out the exact make and shade....Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade - Dragon Girl.

Dragon girl is a matte orange toned red lipstick in pencil format that I find to be really creamy in texture but quite thick at the same time. I find the pencil format very easy to use, and its great for precision especially for such a pigmented product.

You really only need one application of this product and it will last for hours. I have to confess, this is actually my first Nars lip stick and I have been really impressed with the formula and pigmentation. I really can’t wait to get my hand on more...I feel a new addiction starting.

So there you have it - Taylor Swifts favourite lip product...and we can see why.

Which Nars shades do you recommended I get my hands on next?


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My Polaar Skin care routine - Ice Pure

Sunday, 22 February 2015

If you follow me on social media, you might remember I attended an event by Polaar skin care last year. I had a great time at the event, and especially enjoy getting to make my on face scrub.

If you've never heard of Polaar, they are a very interesting brand. "Polaar’s adventure begins 30 years ago with a nice story. It is the story of a teenager, the son of two polar explorers, who embarks on the Vagabond, an icebreaker heading to the Far North , on a scientific mission. That was the moment when Daniel Kurbiel discovered the ability of arctic plants to survive in extreme conditions." The active ingredients are sourced from the Arctic, they are pure and contain no parabens, alcohol or  mineral oils.

At the moment, I'm currently using a pure Polaar skin routine to get the maximum benefits of the products.

Arctic Cotton gentle scrub

This a gentle scrub that i've been using twice a week, however I find it gentle enough to use more often when I feel my skin needs it. The product comes in a thick cream formula and had tiny exfoliating beads that lightly buff the skin. The Pure Ice arctic cotton scrub has a light yet distinctive scent, which I find had to describe, but it fits very well with the name, as in an outdoor, cold, fresh scent (which sounds bizarre, but when you smell it you'll know what I mean)

Moisturising gel
After using the exfoliator, I follow with the moisturising gel, its very light weight (lighter than a traditional cream), however I find this to be more hydrating. It's non-greasy and soaks into the skin within seconds and drys matt which works perfectly has a make up base.

Icy Magic
To finish off before applying make up, I use the Icy Magic - instant eye contour. This is applied via a cold roller ball which helps sooth and de-puff the under eye area. I find this particularly refreshing in summer, but its a great product to use all year round.

Polak is available from various pharmacies on the island.
For more information on Polaar, check out their Facebook page

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[Event] Persona SkinCeuticals

Monday, 19 January 2015

On Friday night I headed to the Westin Dragonara in St.Julians for an evening with Persona Med Aesthetic Centre to introduce us to SkinCeuticals. First up, upon arriving I ran into Lara (Every beauty addicts bible) and Steph (Think Love Make Up) - great! So as we walked the red carpet we got our photos taken, for this we took our jackets off and I noticed they were dressed very smart (I rocked up in jeans and a shirt). The kindly told me the invite said “cocktail dress”...what a doofus!! I looked around and everyone else was in shirts and smart dresses. doh!

Persona clinic is actually a place I’ve been to before, if you’ve been reading my for a few years you’ll remember I went there for laser hair removal and was really pleased with the service. You can read the old post - here

Anyway, we were treated to a champagne reception while chatting amongst ourselves. Next up we entered the ballroom for a talk from various experts in the industry including the SkinCeuticals education manager who’d flown all the way from Dubai for the evening. Even the president of Malta was there among some other ‘famous’ faces. It was a great turnout.

The SkinCeuticals motto is - Prevent, Protect and Correct. They have a wide range of skin care, which is often prescribed my dermatologists to their clients so they can see the real results they are looking for.

Dr Sheldon Pinnell a renowned American research dermatologist was a pioneer of cosmeceuticals in the US and the founder of SkinCeuticals. Which has been providing advanced skincare to medical professionals since 1997. Research and innovation are the core of the skinceuticals mission. The company’s founding was the direct result of a revolutionary discovery that set the standard for antioxidant formulations.

Behind the seating area, was a product bar and a skin analysis booth which we of course checked out. I was glad to learn my skin was looking good for my age!

Overall, I had a really lovely evening and it was good to catch up with the girls and meet some new people. The SkinCeuticals range looks really interesting and can’t wait to try some samples I picked up on the evening, so keep an eye of for those reviews.

Have you tried SkinCeuticals?

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TRESemmé Keratin Smooth review [Part 3]

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Today I thought I would share with you my overall thoughts on the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth  7 day smooth system. I have been using the system for almost 2 months now. You can read part 1 - here, and part 2 - here.

Overall I've really enjoyed using the system. Initially once a week when applying the keratin smooth balm, it took me longer than my usual routine. Having to straighten small sections of my hair a few times, could sometime take up to 40 mins....However the time I saved during the week by not having to straighten my hair in the morning was very much appreciated. Overall it basically works itself out. Instead of 10 mins each morning straightening my hair, I basically did a weeks work of straightening on a Sunday evening instead. And if you are anything like me, and extra 10 minutes in my bed in the mornings was an extra bonus!

As mentioned in my previous posts, I've had great results using this system. My hair not only been smooth, soft and shiny, it's been really easy to manage day-to-day. I've tired different styles throughout testing the product and was happy with the results every time. Although my favourite style was the bouncy blow dry I got that I mentioned in part two.

Since I haven't got any complaints and really happy how my hair is now, I will continue to use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth  7 day smooth system. If you are looking for a new hair routine, or just looking for smoother frizz free hair - I would highly recommend you check these products out. For more information and to find your nearest stockist check out the TRESemmé Malta Facebook page.


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