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Skin Care & Health Supplements

There are a lot of myths and theories surrounding supplementary drinks and pills and not one seems to agree with the other. Some schools argue that the body doesn't need additional supplements while others are of the idea that yes, aiding the body with the intake of extra supplements can actually be beneficial.

I find myself somewhere in the middle. As far as vitamins and minerals go, unless prescribed by a doctor due to deficiencies, I don't think the body needs supplements for them as with a balanced diet, it's easy to keep up the required daily levels; and besides, the body will excrete any excess vitamins and minerals anyway as we are not able to store them.

On the other hand, there are other supplements the body might actually find to be beneficial, such as collagen drinks/pills, immune boosters and natural laxatives to name a few. While we were in Japan, I found myself picking up a supplement drink from the convenience store on the daily to keep my energy levels in check. I would sometimes opt for a collagen or Vitamin C drink to change it up a bit and I think they did help in some way or another as I didn't get sick for instance. Now that we're back in Malta, I would like to show you my favourite skin and health supplements and why they have become part of my lifestyle.

I'll start with my favourite - Imedeen Derma One. I was introduced to Imedeen two years ago at their launch event and haven't looked back since. These are basically collagen and moisture pills which you take in the morning to boost collagen and hydration levels in your skin, hence giving your skin an overall healthy appearance and sustenance. I encourage you to read a more detailed post I had written about Imedeen and the results achieved which I will link here so you can see for yourself what a difference they make. I usually take a course of Imedeen every other month so as to alternate and give my body a break every once in a while.


Next up, are ImmunAction immune system boosting capsules from Erba Vita. I take these in winter to avoid getting sick basically and so far, they have worked! Erba Vita has become my go-to brand for natural supplements and I have also tried their Aloe Vera juice which works wonders at aiding digestion and MgKC which is more of a summer product for me as it helps replenish lost salts and minerals. Their Propoli range is worth checking out too, especially in autumn and winter as well as ErbaLax & CarbonFlor when your digestive system needs a bit of help.



The winning product from Erba Vita goes to Lietoson for it has been amazing in counteracting jetlag when we were abroad and it still comes in useful whenever one of us can't sleep!


What do you think of skin care and health supplements? Have you ever resorted to them? Do you notice any improvements?


London Fashion Week 2019 - Seven Continents of Fashion

London Fashion Week is currently underway and I have partnered up with local photographer Gordon Formosa, from GoRaw Photography who is currently in London, to share with you the best of the runway shows from Fashion Scout. Fashion Scout is an international showcase for fashion pioneers and, one of the UK's largest independent portal for emerging and established designers during London Fashion Week. Fashion Scout is mostly renowned for championing, nurturing and showcasing creative fashion design talent from all around the world.

Next up, we have 4 brands in one show under the hood of "Seven Continents" which is the brain child of Jera Creative Agency and Fabusse and was launched in Cannes 2018 during the Cannes Film Festival along the famous heart of “Croisette”, showcasing an eclectic mix of celebrated influential designers, film enthusiast, artists, representing seven continents. Seven Continents of Fashion is proud to be showcasing this season with celebrity designers in London at an exclusive slot - Fashion Scout.

The four designers who showcased their collections are In Couture, By Thaher, Nila Baharauddin and Kartikeya. Each collection, albeit different, has the same ethereal vibe going on with exception of Nila Baharauddin who took a more casual approach in her designs. The other three brands have made every couture fan's dream a reality with gowns looking like they just came out of a fairy-tale.
We have a palette of dreamy pinks evocative of soft, feminine features and seductive blacks with hints of blue, red and gold from In Couture. I love the strong silhouettes presented which are perfect for that special occasion. In Couture was founded in Istanbul, Turkey in 2013 by Ayman Alhamwi and Mohmmed Alselka, with the latter leading a group of international designers for the brand. This enabled In Couture to create a number of specialized groups in the latest fashion trends throughout the year. The company has many stores around the world. It has about 185 selling points in the most important selling centers and fashion markets. After years of struggle and working hard, the company has created its own distinctive imprint in the fashion world of the evening dresses.












Next we have By Thaher, from Kuwait, who is famously known for his signature collection among the Royals in the Middle East as well as celebrities, Thaher Baqer private collection is inspired from the world of crystal and the 20’s vibe where you can make a real show of luxurious nights and fabulous presence. The collection is all about crystal and femininity that reflect each women’s body and personality that is the definition of Thaher Baqer Couture. Again here we have lots of voluminous ruffles and crystals which offer a spectacle to behold. These are some of my absolute favourites from this collection.










The last couture show is courtesy of Kartikeya, the solo debut of the co-founder of Dozakh,- Nitin Kartikeya. Launched in 2013, the label strives to breathe a fresh new life into old world lore. Best described as a fleeting play on past eras– Kartikeya garments are heavily inspired by its founder’s dabble in theatre and film. His muse is a delicate concoction of old world heritage and romance for the arts. This paradoxical nature adds a feeling of avante garde and surrealism to each piece.The label is nourished by its roots in the faded opulence and magnificence of the Baroque era. Inspired by the legacy, culture and mythical nature of the old world, each garment is exclusively crafted by skilled artisans and infused with a sense of raw energy, appealing to the sartorial sensibilities of a global client. I especially like the royal blues and regal reds in this collection as well as the heavy beaded on the garments.








The last show from Seven Continents offers a more casual insight into street-style with Nila Baharuddin's creations which have totally reminded me of what the women in Japan wear, especially in Tokyo. It's a very fashion-forward approach to an otherwise casual look. Her expertise in making the best out of patterns and structures, Nila continues to create one-of-a-kind fashion pieces that gets her recognised by fashionistas and celebrities.








All photography by GoRaw Photography

London Fashion Week 2019 - Rohmir

London Fashion Week is currently underway and I have partnered up with local photographer Gordon Formosa, from GoRaw Photography who is currently in London, to share with you the best of the runway shows from Fashion Scout. Fashion Scout is an international showcase for fashion pioneers and, one of the UK's largest independent portal for emerging and established designers during London Fashion Week. Fashion Scout is mostly renowned for championing, nurturing and showcasing creative fashion design talent from all around the world.

I'm going to split the third day's shows into separate posts simply because all designers deserve a post of their own! My oh my did they take my breath away!! First up is Rohmir which again, is a new fashion house for me so here's a little information about them. Rohmir is a Swiss luxury fashion company. Founded in Monaco in 2007, Rohmir produces and sells ready-to-wear clothing and fashion accessories for women and girls. The brand ethos states that the brand is a mix of haute-couture influence, an unique know-how of the “body-sculpting without surgery” methods, wearability, sustainable fabrics and production methods.


Rohmir has shown its new collections during every season of the London Fashion Week since 2012. Of course, this year was no exception and they have just presented their collection entitled Voyage just yesterday and if I could, I would have one of each piece! 




The collection features an elegant and selection of garments representing the modern business woman's travelling wardrobe that takes her from office to fancy restaurant ready to be snapped for the gram. I love the sharp tailored suits, the fabrics used and all the adornments. I had a difficulty in choosing which pictures to upload on this post but of course you can check out all the pictures on Gordon Formosa's page which I linked in the intro.







We see seductive reds, serene blues, crisp whites, graphic blacks, emerald greens, vibrant yellows, all in opulent fabrics and feather and sparkly details, in a simple colour palette that is easy to co-ordinate - something you would want out of your travel wardrobe. My favourites were of course the gowns but the more 'casual' looks are spectacular as well! This was by far my absolute favourite show! A cohesive collection that can easily be a part of your wardrobe!























All photography by GoRaw Photography