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December Plait Box Revealed!

December Plait Box

December Plait Box

This month’s Plait box contains 2 full size product, 1 travel size and 2 good sized sample products and a 10% off voucher from Chemimart. I calculated that the total value of all the products in this box come up to around €43.28 which is way more than the price of the subscription. If you’d like to subscribe to the Plait beauty box, you can do so here: plait.com.mt/beautyplait/?rf=?t46289d3

Let’s look at the products that I got in this month’s box!

Tangle Teezer Salon Professional Detangling Hair Brush Wet & Dry

Price: €13.75

If you’ve never owned a Tangle Teezer it’s about time you did! 😀
I own a couple of Tangle Teezers and they are really fantastic brushes. This one says that it is Wet & Dry, I don’t know whether this is any different to Tangle Teezers that I already own (it doesn’t look like it to me) but this is a very good brush to get out those difficult knots and a spare one is always welcome 🙂 I love the colour of this one, it’s a beautiful purple from the top and a bright pink from the other side.

PUPA Milano Nail Art Mania Messages

Price: €14

I absolutely love PUPA Milano as a brand but this isn’t something I would see in a shop and buy for myself. It’s a box that contains a nail polish (I got pink) and a few sheets of stickers that have letters, numbers and symbols on them. I got this photo from KosmetikaMilano.cz to show you an idea of how this works.

The nail polish by itself might look cute on my toes in summer. I think I would have preferred if I got a polish in a different colour (maybe black).

That said, this looks like it’s easy enough to use so if you’re into the idea of having little stickers on your nails, this might be for you. I’ll either give this away or try it out on an adventurous day 🙂

Biotherm Biosource Balm-to-Oil

Full size 125mL: €26.30 (according to nicebeauty.com)
Received 10mL: €2.10

This is a product I’m really excited about trying! It’s a deep cleanser and makeup remover that comes as a balm and when you rub it on your face, it becomes an oil. I’ve seen one of these from Clinique before and I’ve been meaning to try one out.

Payot  Lotion Tonique Revéil

Full size 200mL: €19.50 (according to beaute-test.com)
Received 30mL: €2.93

This is a toning lotion that seems like it would work nicely after removing makeup with the Biotherm Balm-to-Oil. I’m not quite sure what makes it stand out from other toning lotions but it is alcohol free (always a plus) and the active ingredients are raspberry and pineapple extracts. Everyone can use a good toning lotion.

L’Occitaine Dry Skin Hand Cream

Travel size 10mL: €10.50

L’Occitaine is a new brand to Malta and it’s a brand I’ve used before and like. This travel size hand cream is great for putting in your handbag in winter to keep your hands from getting dry and cracked.

Final Thoughts

This box is a nice mix of products that go over the value of the price of the box. There’s just one product that I don’t see myself using and unfortunately it’s one of the full size products. I’m excited about trying out the balm-to-oil as a cleanser & makeup remover and the rest of the items are all things I’ll use. If I’m honest, I do miss receiving a (face) makeup product. You all know that I love playing with makeup. Overall I’m happy with this box and looking forward to receiving January’s 🙂

 

Flormar Snap Star Collection

Flormar Snap Star Collection

Flormar Snap Star Collection

I just got some new Flormar launches from the new Snap Star Collection that just hit the shops in Malta. The packaging is very striking with a black and white stripe theme and a funky neon pink font. At first glance, the two items that I found to be really innovative are the Brow Crayon and the Double Effect Volume and Definition mascara.

I’m sceptical about how I can get my brows to look good using a brow crayon… If I apply it directly from the crayon that is. I’ll have to try this one out but it might be too thick to get precision. My plan is that if it is too thick to apply from the bullet, I will simply use a brow brush with it and try it out that way. The colour I got is a light ashy brown.

The eyeliner is something that didn’t get my attention until I swatched it. It’s called the Waterline Kajal Liner. When I swatched it it felt extremely creamy, and it looked like a liquid eyeliner. This sincerely blew my mind. It then dried down to a matte finish. I haven’t tried this on my eyes yet but it seems like it has potential to have some serious lasting power on my waterline since it dried down really nicely and it was difficult to wipe off. I’ll be trying these two out tomorrow morning and I’ll keep you posted.

Flormar Brow Crayon and Waterline Kajal Liner

Flormar Brow Crayon and Waterline Kajal Liner

I didn’t realize how cool this mascara was until after I was done taking photos so here’s a stock photo of this. This actually has two wands! A wand for the bit that has a step 1 and a wand for the bit that is step 2. What?! I’m not sure what this does but I want to try it 😀 The two wands from one tube of blew my mind a bit. Kind of like a Russian doll mascara 😀 How cool is that?

 

As for the palette, I was intrigued and thought I’d dig in to try it out. All these shadows seem to be really good quality and it swatched beautifully. It’s quite interesting that it contains a black and a glittery grey/black. I bet it can look really nice for a new year’s eve smokey eye. There are some really nice matte browns and mauves. And I’m really pleased to see a couple of shades that add colour while still being very wearable. The green and the blue would look good on quite a few different skin tones worn on the lower lash line for a pop of colour. That second shade from the left, a kind of old gold, is right up my alley as well. What I miss from this palette is a matte skin colour shade but there is a shimmery nude colour for highlighting. I guess if I use a powder on my lid I can get away with not using a matte skin colour all over my lid.

Flormar Snap Star Collection Palette

Flormar Snap Star Collection Palette

So far I’m really impressed with how well Flormar did with this line. Flormar prices are very affordable and the quality of their products seems to be very good. I love that they can innovate on things like the mascara packaging. And I am seriously impressed with that kajal liner, I never felt anything like it.

That’s it for now from me. I’ll keep you posted.

Besos

Pupa Milano Privée Collection

Pupa Milano Priveée Collection

Pupa Milano Priveée Collection

Pupa Milano Malta kindly sent over some products from their new Privée Collection. The packaging looks gorgeous and very luxurious. The eyeshadow and made to last lipstick come in  a crocodile print box. The collection is made up of three eyeshadows, two eyeliners, two lipsticks, two nail polishes and a highlighter all made up of warm deep browns and burgundy shades with camel and honey amber tones.

Pupa Privée Collection PR Photo

Pupa Privée Collection PR Photo

Check out some of their gorgeous instagram photos from the collection:

 

More to come…

Besos

3ina Utility Collection

3ina Utility Collection

3ina Utility Collection

3ina Makeup have launched a new Utility Collection

3INA approaches beauty with a new collection inspired by street culture aesthetic and urban trends. Featuring a range of bold and intense colors to empower self-expression. The Face Palette offers neutral tones to create different effects for any gender. The colors have a matte finish, primary and essential tones. Different products for lips, eyes and nails are featured to approach an urbanised look.

Have a look at some of their instagram photos of the collection. Can’t wait to try it out. Watch this space.

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Pink soft makeup look

Event Makeup Look

Event Makeup Look

I wore this makeup look to the Melita Health and Beauty event last week and I got quite a bit of compliments on my eyeshadow look so I thought I’d say what I was wearing 😀

As for my base makeup, I’m wearing the Flormar Lifting Foundation, Mac Pro Longwear Concealer and set with Mac Mineralize SkinFinish powder in Light Plus. I bronzed up my face using the Mac Give me Sun Bronzer then I went in with some Milani Luminoso Blush and some Sleek Solstice Highlight.

On my eyes I’m wearing eyeshadows from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. First went in with Golden Ochre and Burnt Orange to put in a crease shadow. Then I went in with Love Letter in my crease, Read Ochre a it lower and a tiny bit of Cyprus Umber in the very inner crease. Essentially, nude first, then a couple of pinks and finally brown 🙂

As for my liner I tried to do a smokey liner using a black shadow (any black shadow will do) and I did my brows using my trusty Anastasia brow shadows. I’ve hit pan really badly on this, shadow.. It’s what I always wear.

For mascara I’m wearing the Pupa Milano Diva’s Lashes Mascara and on my lips I’m wearing Mac Whirl Lipstick with Mac Brave in the centre.

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