A couple of weeks ago I went for a consultation and patch test at Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre in Ta’ Xbiex to try out laser hair removal.

I had done laser several years ago for my under arm and bikini line at another clinic, so I had a fairly good idea of what to expect.

When I arrived I was welcomed and asked to fill out the consultation forms, it’s really important to understand the medical history of each and every client. I loved how clean and bright the waiting room is, and how friendly the staff are.


I didn’t need to wait long before I was shown into the treatment room, I met a super smiley doctor who spent some time explaining to me about the treatment, the machine they use and how its different from whats on the market.


The laser machine they use is called “CynoSure”, the frequency of the laser used depends on many factors like your skins sensitivity, the hair type and the pigment of both the hair and skin. So each treatment will differ slightly, also because of personal pain tolerance. So the Dr would chose whats right for you based on their in depth experience and the reaction of your skin.

When I had done laser in the past I treated my underarms and bikini line, personally my underarms didn’t hurt much, but my bikini line was much more sensitive. Which was one of the things that I discussed before my patch test. My Dr explained that the “CynoSure” machine uses a targeted cooling air spray, this reduces the heat given off by the laser and makes the treatment much more comfortable. The air jet really is quite cool! I didn’t feel a thing. Next treatment I will make sure to book in for my bikini line!

One of the reasons that I waited a few weeks to write about my experience is because I wanted to see how my hair was on the regrowth. When I had previously done laser it left me with a couple non-pigmented hairs (aka grey) on one underarm. So currently I have no hair apart from those two grey offenders in that tested area. After about 2 weeks I had some small hairs pushed out of the skin, but other than that the area is clean. I would need to repeat the treatment roughly 6 weeks apart to get maximum results. Since my hair is quite pigmented and my skin fair I am an excellent laser candidate so I should have very good results, without needing many sessions. 

I love that the treatments are booked by Drs, it gives me more peace of mind. I know that they have knowledge and my skins health as number one priority. 

Persona has quite an impressive treatment portfolio! They have some interesting treatments too, they not only remove hair but they can transplant it too. Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre also offers hair transplants with a Dr who flys in regularly to perform the treatment for men and women. They are also one of the only clinics (If not the only one) in Malta to offer eyebrow transplants.

This I had to get more information about. There is a big part of me tempted to book in for treatment since my brows are sparse and I am always penciling them in. At least this would be the solution I’ve been waiting for, although costly (It is a surgery after all) in the long run its much cheaper than a tattoo and requires no yearly retouching. hallelujah.

Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre also offers: smart lipo & tummy tucks (also something I want to do), as well as breast augmentation, face lifts, botox, lip enhancements, and vein therapy. They have a dermatology department, as well as a GU clinic.  

I was lucky I got to take a sneak peak into the Operating Theater!!!! how cool is that? So obviously I had to take photos🙂

Medical tourism is on the rise and Malta is one of the IT places to go for a treatment, the Drs are experts and their fields and the prices are very competitive. I know quite a few girls who have flown in for a boob or nose job. They offer packages with hotels, making it stress free to combine a treatment and a holiday.

They also offer a recovery room so that after surgery you can take your time before leaving. Its refreshing to know that after a treatment you have time to rest and recover in your own time, even over night if needed.

If you are considering booking in for laser hair removal or another cosmetic procedures then you can find more details below:

Persona Med-Aesthetic Center

42, Marina Court
Sir Ugo Mifsud Street
Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1437

+356 21 340 366

 +356 79 340 366





I get told by so many girls “but I have SPF in my foundation” ladies… Seriously… how thick do you apply your foundation? Because you would need a full caked face (and then some) to get the protection from your fluid or liquid. Even if a moisturiser does contains an SPF they generally are low factors and wouldn’t give your skin the protection it needs. 

I’m a big believer in buying an independent product which you can layer on at the end of your skincare routine. I have been using La Roche Posay “Fluide Extreme SPF50” for a few years now and it’s a critical part of my routine. I recently tried out the new La Roche Posay “Anti Shine” which I will be reviewing for you in the coming weeks <3 

I totally recommend using the layering technique, this was taught to me during a seminar from the IDI (International Dermal Institute) a few months back. Basically the layering method means using various products which contain a Sun Protection Factor. So you would apply a moisturiser with protection, then apply a independent spf, layer with a primer with spf, add on your foundation with you guessed it an spf🙂 This wont make the factors higher or stronger. However, it does mean that your less likely to remove the sun protection during the day and it should give you a full cover. We need about a teaspoon to protect out face! Which is quite a lot of product.

Also I keep this routine going all year-long… Even on the dullest most dreadful winter days its important to protect your skin. Remember to apply to your hands to prevent age spots and don’t forget the ears, neck and décolletage. 

Signs associated with aging – wrinklesfrecklesskin thinningsunspots (also known as age spots), uneven pigmentation – are the aftermath of sun damage. Ninety-percent of wrinkles are caused by the sun, and while intentional overexposure (tanning, sunbathing) is incredibly harmful, two-thirds of all sun damage is, surprisingly, incidental walking the dog, driving” – Source

Be good, and always use protection.
Love Steph x

summer skincare



Hey guys!
A few weeks ago I made some blueberry breakfast muffins, when I posted the photo to facebook quite a few friends asked me to share the recipe. I decided to wait to post it so I could do a step by step guide and I only just had time now… So here it is! 

blueberry chia muffin

Homemade Blueberry Oat Banana Chia Muffin


1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
baking powder
Brown sugar
Chia seeds
2 Bananas
Sunflower oil
2 Eggs
Nuts (I used hazelnuts the first time, and today I’m using walnuts)
Vanilla essence 


Add the dry ingredients into a bowl.

Mash up the two bananans, and mix in the milk. Add in the sunflower oil.

Separate two egg yolks and add them into the mix, keep the egg whites for later.

Add the banana mix to the Chia mix, fold in the blueberries and the nuts, add the vanilla. 

Whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks, and fold them into the mix. Add to muffin tray. The first time I used paper cups and the muffins stuck to the paper so this time I’m going to use the tin and then transfer into the paper cups when cooled.

Bake at 180 for 25 mins. 

Ta Da! Super easy. Seriously tasty and a rather healthy breakfast on the go for us crazy people who are always dashing around.

Love Steph x


I dunno about you girls but my hair has always been mega super scarily oily. My hair is the type of hair that if I wash in the morning, after a few hours I would feel the need to tie it back as its already started to flop, and by the night its already looking rather limp and a little dirty. Even a hairdresser’s blowout never got passed 1 day.

I will spare you pics for this post🙂

As long as I can remember my hair has been like this since the dawn of time, or shall I say since I was a teen. At school I used to wash it every 2 days or so, by the time I got to 16 I needed to wash my hair every day.

When I first started working I used to wash blowdry and straighten my hair every morning. The last few years I have been much kinder to my hair. I pretty much stopped straightening my hair about a year and half ago. My hair is longer so the weight keeps it quite straight, and I will only use my GHD’s if its a special occasion.

The next logical step for me was to bite the bullet and train my hair to be less oily.

In the past I tried dry shampoos. They were okay in the beginning but after the first couple of uses when the powder starts to run out the spray made my hair sticky. And it never really did much for the oil control. Did give me a nice volume when applied to freshly washed hair.

No the only way to do this was to go COLD TURKEY!

Since Feb I have been washing my hair once every 4/5 days. My hair was a nightmare at the start. Like seriously a mess, I felt kinda ashamed to be in public, but I pushed through.

I started to use talc, I found the best way was to apply before I sleep so that my tossing and turning would rub in and remove any excess, like that my hair wouldn’t look white. I think it was the first 2/3 weeks that was the worse. The oil now started to ease up, soon I noticed that my day 2 hair was looking kinda clean.

The routine was:

Day 1: Wash hair.
Day 2. Tie up, in the eve add talc.
Day 3. Tie up, in the eve add talc.
Day 4. This was a bit of a cheat day, I allowed myself to wet my hair in the shower. I also did a Apple Cider Vinegar rinse the first 3 day 4’s. This helped to remove the extra oils and make my scalp feel less itchy. I never suffered itchy scalp until I started on this journey. By the end of day 3 & start of day 4 it would be feeling quite yucky.
Day 5: This was the day I was allowing myself to wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner!

Last week I noticed that my Day 4 hair actually looked pretty good, even one of my friends commented. Since yesterday (Day 5) was a public holiday I didn’t wash it, and pushed it out til today (Day 6). The only times I have ever been this long without washing my hair was when I was to physically sick to do so.

My Day 4 hair is now less oily than how my hair would have felt at the end of Day 2. Improvement is seriously starting to show. My hair looks so much more healthy, more thicker and less weighed down.

I changed my products I will write up a review for you later🙂
I hope that if any of you beautiful women want to break the cycle that you will have the courage to do it! I am so glad I did. Let’s see how the next few weeks go.

Love Steph x


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