VICHY DERMABLEND [3D CORRECTION] LAUNCH

I was recently invited to the launch of Vichys Dermablend 3D Correction foundation. What really made this event so special is that the extremely talented international makeup artist Allison Depriestre flew in to explain how to use the new foundation, sharing tips and tricks. It was a really exciting launch, and we watched how different models skins can be treated using the Dermablend foundations.

What makes the 3D Correction foundation different from the Dermablend Fluid, is that it contains an amount of salicylic acid. Salicylic is one of my favorite cosmetic ingredients because its a beta hydroxy acid. This means it eats away at the surface dirt and grease to unclog pores. Who doesn’t love a mild chemical exfoliation? 

“As with other hydroxy acids, salicylic acid is a key ingredient in many skin-care products for the treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, acanthosis nigricans, ichthyosis, and warts” “Salicylic acid works as a keratolytic, comedolytic, and bacteriostatic agent, causing the cells of the epidermis to shed more readily, opening clogged pores and neutralizing bacteria within, preventing pores from clogging up again by constricting pore diameter, and allowing room for new cell growth” Source.

The 3D Correction foundation also helps to even the skins texture, and fill in any pitting. Giving the skin a really lovely even complexion, with a great build-able natural cover. Which for acne sufferers is ideal. 

For people with skin conditions such as pigmentation, vitiligo, and redness scaring Dermablend Fluid Foundation would be a better choice. It has a maximum cover and a long lasting formula which is sweat, humidity and water resistant and suitable for people with all skin types. It can also be used to cover tattoos:

I love this video! I wonder how long it took to cover him 🙂 During the start of the event a model walked around handing out cards with “I have a secret” at the end we saw Allison Depriestre removing the foundation to reveal hidden tattoos. I have to admit I wouldn’t have guessed the model was covering anything! 

Here are some photos from the event, I actually run out of battery and didn’t take any photos myself, so they are from the Vichy facebook page.

It was a full house and I made sure to have a seat at the front (well second row) so that I wouldn’t miss a minute of the demonstrations. I was really lucky to be given a goodie bag with some foundation samples to test out, and a Vichy thermal spray ❤ So I will definitely be swatching and reviewing the foundation for you soon!

Love Steph x

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MELITA BEAUTY NIGHT OUT

For Woman’s Day I was invited to an event held by Melita Health & Beauty. It was organised to showcase the many brands Melita have to offer, and introduce their team.

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L-R: our hosts Alexia, Steph, Daniela, Tamsin, Jennifer & Janine.

Melita has a strong dedicated beauty team which will be there to help you with all your needs; from skincare to makeup, to the best nail polish brands.

The staff are well trained on products, friendly and most importantly are not pushy.
As a customer its refreshing to see the same familiar faces each day, and know that no matter my concern the girls have me covered.

It was also great to get to see all my fellow bloggers and have a good gossip! We were treated to canapes and a lovely light pink prosecco.

They boast an impressive range of cosmetics such as: Dermablend, Givenchy, Clarins, Clinique, Shiseido, Stefania d’alessandro, Sleek, L’oreal, Collistar, Makeup Studio, Max Factor, Revlon, Bourjouis & Rimmel. Incredibly luxurious skincare brands such as: La Prairie, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Dermalogica, Clarins, Shiseido, Elizabeth Arden, Dermastir, Lancome, & Decleor. And a range of cosmecutical brands like: Eucerin, Medik8, Uriage, Bioderma, Biotherm, La Roche Rosay & Vichy. There are way to many to list!

And to top it off we got a great goodie bag with lots of amazing products I cant wait to review!!

Love Steph x

MOLECULAR FUSION

This has been a post which I have been dying to write for a while, I have been a huge fan of Eddie Bonello’s creation since inception in 2013. Molecular Fusion is Malta’s first and only bespoke cocktail service.

“Smoke, explosions, foam, glow in the dark drinks, edible beverages and dry ice are just some of the experiences awaiting you. Somethings just have to be experienced to believe.” – Molecular Fusion

So before I go into any details here is one of the video links so you can see for yourself which makes them so fascinating.

 I love that they use only fresh, organic ingredients and high quality alcohol in their mixes. The taste is absolutely amazing. Each cocktail is designed to wow.

I had made up my mind a long time ago that this was what I wanted for my wedding. When me and my partner were invited to The Phoenician wedding fair a few weeks back I was so excited because I got to introduce to my partner the Molecular concept. 

Molecular Fusion gurantee to entertain and tailor make each drink, ensuring that every single one of your guests has the best experience possible. You can have a truly hands on approach and design your own specialised cocktails, or sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Everything we do has theater to it.” – Molecular Fusion

And boy do they put on a show. I think one of the highlights was when they turned baileys into icecream. Who doesnt like icecream? Even more when its made of 100% pure baileys. I need to find a way to borrow Mr Bonello’s nitrogen tank for Christmas 😉 

We got to sample 4 different cocktails at the event, which all feature as part of the WOW package:

The Smoking Godfather: Jack Daniels & Amaretto Disaronno, cold smoked in a chamber with apple wood.
Electric Daiquiri: Rum, fresh lime juic
e, home made sugar syrup, with dry ice.
Passion Brulle’: Fresh wedges of citrus fruit sprinkled with brown sugar, passion fruit, coconut & vanilla liqueur, with a flaming sugar cube.
Cosmo Tea: Vodka, Conteau, fresh lime, sugar and a secret tea from Thailand, with a lemon cloud effect. 

First we started with a Smoking Godfather for my partner and an Electric Daiquiri for me! The seriously cool part of the Electric Daiquiri is that once you inject the home made sugar syrup into the drink (with a syringe) the colour changes from a deep purple to an electric pink.

So much fun my partner chose it for his next drink, where as I moved on to the Passion Brulle’

Last but not least the Cosmo Tea.

Every single cocktail was heaven.
From the Smoking Godfather with it’s mellow taste to the sweetness of the electric daiquiri to the refreshing coconut in the passion brulle’ there is something for everyone.

What made the experience so special was the absolute enthusiasm they had for making each cocktail. These are seriously fun and made with love. This was a small sample of the menu, which is ever expanding.

My partner had so much fun as we were leaving, he wanted to return again the next day. I think that’s the magic about Molecular Fusion, it leaves such a huge impression.

Without a doubt one of the best cocktail experiences of my life.

For more information you can find them on:
Facebook: Molecular Fusion
Website: www.molecularfusion.co
Phone: 9915 9357

Big Kisses
Love Steph x

FEMME BEAUTY LAUNCH

Last night I was invited to the launch of Femme Beauty in Attard. Owned by Christina Martinez who specialises in nails (gel, acrylic and gelish). Luisa Musumeci takes care of the beauty side of the salon.

hosts

L-R: Luisa & Christina

When I arrived I was immediately welcomed by the hosts and greeted some of my fellow bloggers, it was a real treat to be invited and catch up with everyone!

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L-R: Macs, Caroline, Me, Marija, Christina, Elaine, Caroline, Maya, Fiona, Luisa.

The salon is sweet and cosy, with two treatment rooms and an area for make up and manicures.

One of the things that I loved the most about this launch was the “My Melts” which are the most amazing oil’s in wax form, they are used on the top of oil burners and produce seriously amazing fragrances. I had to resist the urge to buy them all! I will def visit their shop in Mosta as soon as I am settled in the new place. I cant wait to buy oil burners and all sorts of fragranced goodies from them!

my melts display melts

They gave me a sample to take home ❤ the “Sweet Vanilla” smell is amazing, my handbag smells absolutely divine. I was super lucky as the girls from Femme Beauty kindly gave each of us a goodie bag which contained a few skincare samples and another sample from “My Melts” which was called “Love Spell”. I am going to store them carefully and use them to christen the new home ❤

Services offered by Femme Beauty:

Makeup
Facials
Mani & Pedi
Body Treatments
Waxing
Eyelash extensions

They are open Tuesday – Saturday you can find them on Facebook “Femme Beauty” or call them on 79465581.

Love Steph x

PERSONA SKINCEUTICALS 2015 CHARITY CAMPAIGN

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to a red carpet event launching new SkinCeuticals products by Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre.

The SkinCeuticals Charity Campaign will last 1 year, with 5% of all 2015 SkinCeuticals Sales going to Hospice Malta. Hospice Malta is a fantastic local charity which does so much to help local people in need, providing palliative care.

The Malta Hospice Movement is today caring for over 900 patients and their families.Most of our patients have cancer while a small number have motor neurone disease and respiratory disease. They come from all over the Maltese Islands.” Hospice Malta. I am so happy to see local businesses helping the community and giving back.

I met up with fellow bloggers Elle and Lara, we were greeted and given a goodie bag from SkinCeuticals, and got the chance to pose…

The SkinCeuticals 2015 Charity Campaign was inaugurated by Her Excellency Madame President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, and special guest Lamia Natafgi the SkinCeuticals Education Manager from the Middle East who gave a wonderful presentation on skincare.

SkinCeuticals are a very interesting brand, which is dedicated to skin health. They have a huge range of professional treatments, and home care products to suit your skin concerns. I cant wait to try out some of the samples I was given in the goodie bag.

One simple promise – to provide advanced skincare backed by science.
Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants, our high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin.
Made in the USA, our clinical skincare is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures. We formulate to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage.” – SkinCeuticals.

The venue was wonderfully decorated.

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With a dedicated team of professionals available for consultation.

The most exciting part for me was the Visia in-depth skin analysis. Since it was a popular part of the event, consultation times were limited. My skin analysis took about 10 minutes with the specialist, she explained normally they would take an hour to consult fully. I would love to book in for a full consultation, as a skincare professional I am obsessed with looking after my skin, and the Visia machine allows a deeper the diagnosis of what’s happening at a dermal level. The Visia takes photos of the skin and gives feedback…

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The Visia machine first took a photo of my skin, then broke down my problem areas. Which if left untreated could result in pigmentation issues in the future. It’s a fantastic reminder to people to use spf since it shows the damage really is skin deep. I have always wondered what my skin looks like underneath. I am feeling pretty good for almost 29 (1 month to go), my water levels need to be increased but otherwise I am doing a good job looking after my skin.

Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre also offers a huge range of treatments:

Botox : Dermal Fillers : Neck Lift : Tear Trough : Deep hydration Boost : Hand Rejuvenation : Lip augmentation : Cheek augmentation :  Laser rejuvenation : Fat Transfer : Sclerotherapy : Laser vein therapy : Blepharoplasty : Rhinoplasty : Lip Augmentation : Cheek Augmentation : Ear Surgery : Face Lift : Neck Lift : Brow lift : Hair Transplant : Breast Augmentation : Breast Reduction : Breast lift : Breast Reconstruction : Nipple Correction : Smart Lipo : Liposuction : Tummy Tuck : Thigh Lift : Buttock Lift : Arm Lift : Vein Surgery : Tattoo Removal : Dermatologist Consultation : In-depth Skin analysis : Skin Cancer Screening : Scar Reducing Injections : Spots, moles & wart removal : Freckle reduction : Chemical peels : Dermaroller : Nutritionist Consultation : Medical Massages : Relaxation Massages : Manicures & pedicures : Body Wraps : Facials.. and more.

Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre have a state of the art operating theatre which was launched last Spring. I was so impressed by the range of treatments offered and by the plastic surgery options.

You can find out more about Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre on Facebook & their Website.
SkinCeuticals can be bought on the persona website and you can find more info on their official Facebook page.

Love Steph x

Ps: Photo-credits go to the Persona Facebook page, since I was having way to much fun to take photos…