NEW – Givenchy Teint Couture Balm

This is a complete game-changer in my opinion. This is not a BB cream, nor a foundation. It’s that perfect in-between solution for a flawless face, without the ‘sheerness’ of a BB and without the dryness of a foundation. (Of course a BB is mainly a moisturiser with tint, and this balm requires a moisturiser before being applied, so therefore you’ll find it in the make-up section)

This balm and its texture allows you to really work your way to a perfect layer, it hydrates, covers well and gives you a very long lasting glow. I love this product, for my dehydrated skin, with a bit of uneven parts, this is the best I’ve tried so far. I think the main difference is the texture, I always have a problem with foundations making their way in to fine lines and tend to look good the first few hours, but then somehow dry out my skin – this product feels good throughout the day, it looks good and is very easy to apply.


Givenchy Teint Couture Balm and Concealers

“Nothing is more beautiful than naturally smooth and even skin that radiates with a fresh glow. Givenchy makes the effect possible with its first balm for the skin. Its unique formula reveals, magnifies and preserves the skin’s natural beauty.


Its soft, creamy and delicate melt-in texture intuitively glides on to fuse with the curves of the face. This lightweight balm contains no greasy oil, but instead an exclusive selection of volatile components that vanish on application, leaving an imperceptible veil for a second skin effect.
The complexion is smoothed and perfectly even for up to 12 hours*.


The “Light & Blur” complex is used to visibly erase all imperfections and fine lines, giving the skin pure and natural radiance.
The complexion is lightly corrected, without a masky feeling.
Givenchy laboratories have developed an original synergy of skincare ingredients to guarantee optimal comfort and skin protection.

– Moisture: Hydro magnets work to capture and keep water molecules in the heart of the epidermis to preserve its optimal moisture level.

– Protection: Vitamin E and a Jasmine Flower extract help offer the skin antioxidant defenses, protecting the skin from daily aggressors (pollution, UV), the main causes of premature aging. Skin is also safeguarded by sun filters that prevent photoaging.

The skin keeps a fresh, radiant appearance all day long. Its natural beauty is preserved day after day.”

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)

Decleor 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator

“This indulgent scrub helps provide skin a velvety-smooth finish. Enriched with Grapefruit Essential Oil, which gives it a sparkling, invigorating fragrance, and a combination of Pearl Sugar, Argan Shell and Orange Peel with Fruit Acids (Grape, Pineapple and Passion Fruit). Our innovative gel turns into an oil during massage for easy application, and then turns into a milk upon contact with water for quick rinsing. Skin is left feeling softer, smoother and refined.
Suitable for all skin types.
No mineral oil”

I’ve always loved Decleor since they have a wide range of suitable products for my skin type (dehydrated, sensitive, dry) and this exfoliator is no exception, it’s definitely going on my  list of favourites! I did actually apply a lotion after shower but to be fair, it was mainly out of habit, and not really necessary as the oil from the exfoliator leaves the skin soft and hydrated without that ‘oily’ feeling. So to sum up; an amazing product preparing your skin for summer and leaves your  body clean and ultra soft.

Use once or twice a week and remember to apply to dry skin all over the body before rinsing off. The scent wakes you up and lifts your spirits even on a Monday morning 😉

In Malta you’ll find it from House of Beauty 

Gotta love it – Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez edt / edp

EDP: Top notes: Gardenia, White rose, Middle notes: Musk, Base notes: Vetiver, White Cedar Extract, 

As from now, May 2015, you’ll also find the latest addition of this scent, but Eau de Toilette instead of EDP. The fragrance differs in the intensity of flowers in the top notes so, instead of gardenia and rose,  you’ll notice peony and Bulgarian rose. The heart retains the original accords of musk, as well as the base, which features two types of cedar and vetiver.

The bottle remains the same; stylish and squarish but in black instead of milky white.

Find it at House of Beauty

Shiseido news

Right now I’m trying these new products, will get back with a review later on..but at first glance I can already tell I’m in love with the look and texture of the serum and the color of the lipstick. What’s not to like? 😉

Shop from House of Beauty Malta


BIO-PERFORMANCE Glow Revival Serum – Revive your skin’s glow with this multi-benefit serum that focuses on the role of the capillaries for skin that appears even in tone, radiant with clarity, and fully resilient. It dramatically reduces the appearance of redness, discoloration and dullness, and signs of aging. Its smooth, moisturizing texture feels as if it’s melting into skin. To use: Apply two pumps to face and neck each morning and evening after cleansing, softening and after Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate.”


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A long-wearing, hydrating lipstick with transfer resistant color that stays put for gorgeous looking lips all day long.

  • Formulated with exclusive Transfer-Free Formula locks color, luster and moisture into place to prevent lipstick from transferring.
  • Contains Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE
  • Comes in 8 shades