new launch kenzo totem

This is the latest launch from Kenzo fragrance and includes 3 unisex scents;

“Welcome to the TOTEM tribe. Multiple personalities from all around the world. Free to create. Free to share together. A positive energy. One desire. To make the world more beautiful. The key, 3 new unisex fragrances”


TOTEM ORANGE, a new floral energy with woody notes, as luminous as hypnotic. Energizing bitter orange. Dynamic lemon flower associated to sophisticated vetiver. A breath of vitality to assert its identity.

TOTEM YELLOW, a new sparkling and ultra joyful freshness with citrus notes. Ultra fresh pink grapefruit. Soft tea. Characteristic leathery woods. An explosive citrus cocktail to assert its identity.

TOTEM BLUE, a new fruity sensuality, addictive but cool. Sweet pineapple. Audacious cardamom. Welcoming cedar. An impertinent sensuality to assert its identity.

summer -15

I’ve finally managed to sit down for a few minutes and open the laptop – I missed the blog and the simple everyday routine of writing or browsing. This summer has so far been incredibly busy, not to mention the fact that the heat is really getting to me this year..more than usual.

We’ve been abroad twice plus a quick weekend break to Gozo, I’ve been working and we’ve also moved. When I say busy I don’t mean it all in a negative sense…actually the moving home was insanely tiring but we are so happy in our new place, so it was worth it!

Beauty-wise I’ve tried a lot of new products but the Maltese summer is not so much about prevention, it’s mostly about managing through the day! I’m talking major hair frizz from the humidity, dewy and somewhat dirty skin from the sticky air and at the same time hydrating because of drying AC air filled rooms.

I’ve fallen in love with the Ibuki skincare range from Shiseido, I’ll write about it in a bit. It’s great for anyone with a bit of a hectic lifestyle. I’m also trying some hair products which are helping my hair stay sane and healthy as opposed to dry and frizzy. Another exciting new launch is the unisex fragrance collection from Kenzo!

Stay tuned ;)

Dewy summer skin!




Dahlia Divin Edt new launch 2015



Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette is announced as a sophisticated, multi-faceted scent that envelops you with sensual freshness and sweetness, as a Haute Couture gown. The composition begins with fruity accords of juicy blood orange and peach. A bouquet of jasmine and roses form the heart of the perfume, ending with the base of sandalwood, vanilla and musk.

Top notes: Blood orange, Peach

Heart: Rose, Jasmine

Base notes: Sandelwood, Vanilla, Musk

Find it at House of Beauty Gzira

anatomicals world pore 3

I use Anatomicals from time to time for a few different reasons; 1) the packaging and branding is fun ;) 2) they’re cheap 3) most of their stuff is actually good considering the price.

These strips however didn’t work quite as well as I was expecting, but on the other hand my skin is not in a bad state right now, so I’ll use them again after travelling – that’s when I normally need a bit of a quick cleanse before the obligatory hydra-boost!

If I had to recommend a product, it would be their face masks – they do keep their promise!




The boys luggage finally arrived this morning after waiting since Sunday. Quite an annoying ending to their otherwise amazing trip…Thankfully the bags were not stolen, simply neglected and misplaced in transfer. Such crappy service, but I’m not going to dwell on that now – bags are here and safe and so are they ;) and oh – my Essie gifts! Since they are nowhere to be found in Malta, it’s a must to stock up when going to the airport.

Nail polish in a coral tone, apricot cuticle oil and  a clear base coat!


Decleor Tan activator Serum

Prepare for summer by using this serum from Decleor!

This is how it works;

“This unique super serum with a refined, silky texture helps prepare the skin in advance of sun exposure, promotes an even, long-lasting tan and prevents skin ageing. Active ingredients include Camomile and Geranium essential oils to boost the skin’s natural defences, Carrot Essential Oil to stimulate melanin production, Argan and Rose Essential Oils to help reduce dehydration and preserve youthful-looking skin, plus Rice Essential Oil which contains a natural SPF to protect skin from UV rays”

This is preferably used in advance of sun exposure, for example, apply daily (after cleansing) at least 1 week ahead of your summer holiday for best result. It can also be used during sun exposure but remember to use an SPF cream on top for best result.

Suitable for all skin types.

(In Malta, find this and other Decleor sun products from House of Beauty - Gzira, St Julians + Gozo)