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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum



Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

Since I bought this and I’m down to the last few drops I thought I’d come on here and mention that I love this Vichy Auqalia Thermal Serum.

When I got this I was after a face serum because from what I understand, face serums have smaller molecules and they are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. My skin is quite strange, it’s sensitive, a bit dry but I also get an oily t-zone. I like my skin to get as much moisture as it can without breaking out.

This serum has thermal spring water that’s fantastic for soothing sensitive skin and it also contains hyaluronic acid that’s deeply moisturising and great at plumping the skin. This serum is very light in texture and feels like I have nothing on when I’m wearing it. I can say that this has improved my skin quite a lot since I’ve been using it. I suspect that my pores have been looking smaller because of the moisture and plumping that this provides.

I love that this product is very affordable yet very effective. This is one that I’ll be repurchasing!

If you’re interested, you can get this here


Amazon Haul: Hair + Face Masks + Foot Soak

I haven’t done a haul post in quite a while! So here’s what I recently ordered from Amazon.

In August/September time I’m always plagued with shedding hair. When I wash, brush, touch or even look at my hair, it sheds. I saw these Watermans Shampoo and Conditioner in a review and I thought they seem interesting. They seem to be advertised for growing fuller, longer hair but I’m just hoping that it will reduce the shedding. While I was on that Amazon page, Amazon also recommended that I get the hair stimulant oil that you can massage onto your scalp before shampooing. I’m also just interested in reducing the shedding with this.

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans and Hair Stimulant for Growth & Strength

Since it’s pedicure season and I give myself frequent pedicures during summer, I picked up this cute foot soak by The Foot Factory. This is a cheap and cheerful product with very cute packaging but I tried it last night in my foot bath and it doesn’t seem to do much 🤔

The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile

The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile

Finally, I couldn’t help myself with this pack of Tonymoly sheet masks. I love Korean skincare, I love using sheet masks because they’re so easy, and these sheet masks are usually about €5 each from anywhere I’ve seen them in Europe. So £10.58 for the full set of 11 of them sounds like a good price for me. Can’t wait to use these 🙂

Tonymoly I'm Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package (ALL - 11 Sheets)

Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package (ALL – 11 Sheets)

If you’re interested in buying any of these, here are the links 🙂

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans 
Hair Stimulant for Growth & Strength
Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Sheet Masks
The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile

That’s all for now!

Besos xx

NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream

Here’s the NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream. I love wearing orange lipsticks in summer and I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect orange lipstick with the perfect orange shade, pigmentation, lasting power and moisture.

Although I like orange lipstick, I don’t like my orange lipstick to be very bright and this NYX San Juan shade really does satisfy my shade expectations. My problem with this lipstick is that I don’t like its consistency. It’s quite difficult to get a smooth and even coverage with this, and as you can see in the photo, it’s settling in my lip lines.

The texture of these NYX soft matte lip creams is actually really nice. It’s like they are something in between a liquid lipstick and a bullet lipstick. Even though they are a liquid formula, on the lips they feel like a matte lipstick applied from a bullet. They don’t feel very matte, powdery and extremely drying. They’re not moisturising either.

As for longevity, this does stay on until I wipe it off and it doesn’t leave a lot of transfer onto my glass when I drink. I also really like that it’s easy to wipe off.

All in all, although I love the shade texture and longevity, I’m still on the hunt for an orange lipstick that applies more evenly and maybe moisturises my lips a bit more.

If you have any suggestions, please do let me know!

Orange Besos xx

My Custom Hand Painted Silk Kaftan by Rosita Silk Sense

I’ve been a big fan of Rosita’s work since last year’s Malta Fashion Week. Before going to her show I first wanted to get to know her, so I interviewed her then I went to her show and I simply fell in love with her work. This year, she presented some equally breathtaking kaftans once again… So of course, when Rosita wanted to work with me to create my own custom hand painted silk kaftan, I couldn’t say no!

I met up with Rosita and I showed her pictures of colours and designs that I like. Rosita took the time to understand what I find appealing. She asked me a few questions, such as how long I want the kaftan to be, what sort of neckline I want, where I want most of the colour and pattern to be focussed on, and finally, she measured me.

Shortly after, I received some teaser photos from Rosita. Here’s a photo of her painting my kaftan! 😀

After Rosita was happy with her painting, she cured the silk and sewed it into a kaftan. She asked me to go back to her for a fitting to make sure that everything is ok so she can finish off the final details.

After a short time, I got my own custom hand painted silk kaftan and I couldn’t be happier with it! It’s so comfortable to wear, I think it’s very flattering for my figure and it’s one truly unique piece!

Check out the photos by Carmelo Establier below 🙂

If you love silk kaftans but you prefer buying a ready made one, you can also find some ready made silk kaftans hand painted by Rosita at Luxury Outlet in Sliema.

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Gaetano – From Couture by Gaetano

Here’s the deal. I met Gaetano during Malta Fashion Week last year where I fell in love with his Nymph collection. I became a big fan, and got to hang out with him for some of the events. This year, Gaetano made two outfits for me during Malta Fashion Week. You’ve already seen one. And yes, I haven’t posted about the other one yet. Why, you ask? The reality is that I’m not even sure how to do Gaetano justice.

Gaetano’s work looks even better in person than it does on any photo I’ve seen online, his dresses are finished immaculately. After seeing last year’s collection, I did have doubts about whether Gaetano can design for a plus size woman. Now, I can outright tell you that he’s a fantastic fashion designer not just for size 8-10 models but he is a very talented designer for designing very flattering dresses for me, the plus size girl. I felt like a diva and like I’m the queen of fucking everything wearing the dress that he made for me for the Malta Fashion Awards.

It was hard for me to find photos where I felt like I did this dress justice, but you can have a look here.

Photo thanks to Carmelo Establier

The black fabric he used is VERY forgiving and very slimming. He put some of his signature beading at the top of the dress and down the sleeves. To add some extra sass, Gaetano put some feathers on one side… this is very clever because in all the photos that I have, those feathers really break up my width. The feathers were also the finishing touch that really made me feel like a diva! This dress made me feel incredible all night.

Lara (also wearing Gaetano), Marija and myself. Photo thanks to Go Raw Photography.

Here’s why I love this designer, other than his incredible work… “I came from nothing so I appreciate everything” he quotes. This photo by Kurt Paris truly captures Gaetano as I know him, no wonder he has almost a thousand likes and counting!

Photo by Kurt Paris

Gaetano had a very humble upbringing. He started out by working for a fabric store and from there, he thought himself fashion design. Now, he is one of Malta hottest fashion designers.

He has designed our Eurovision singer’s dress (that’s the equivalent of being the Queen’s fashion designer if we were in the UK), he also designed dresses for Taryn, Maxine, Dorianne, Caroline, Grazielle, Lara, Sarah, and of course, MYSELF … All while preparing for his Divas runway show for Malta Fashion Week! This is truly impressive, and it shows that this guy got to where he is with HARD WORK and dedication! I am so humbled, and so grateful to have had the honour to wear not one, but two of his outfits during this year’s Malta Fashion Week. His talent, his attitude, and his work ethic will take him places.

Gaetano, thank you so much for making me feel like a true diva! Keep going… You will take over the world!