SENSSE | Hot and Cool Facial Bar

I was sent the SENSSé Hot and Cool Facial Bar in exchange for a review. When I received the product from Amazon, I was genuinely blown away with its beautiful packaging and the way the facial bar itself looks. The box is a good, solid matte white cardboard, with the Senssé logo on the front, in rose gold. Inside you receive the facial bar, a USB charger and 2 year warranty/instruction manual.

The facial bar itself is absolutely beautiful – with its subtly shimmery white design and accents of rose gold. The bar itself is extremely smooth. I couldn’t wait to try it on my skin! When using for the first time, the device needs to be charged for at least six hours on its lovely rose gold base.

There are four functions on the facial bar – heat, heat with vibrations, cool, cool with vibrations. The hot mode feels absolutely amazing! This mode increases blood circulation and relaxes facial muscles. The cool mode also feels lovely – especially on a hot day – and helps to reduce the appearance of pores and help skin absorb your facial moisturiser. The product lights up with a whit light, and the dots, which also illuminate, indicate which setting you are currently on. It also makes a clear beeping sound when you change functions.

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To use the product – place moisturiser on the plate before switching on. It is preferable that you use a water soluble moisturiser. Turn the bar on and it will get warm very quickly. Move it over the skin on your face for around 30 seconds. Press the button next to switch to hot mode with vibrations. This will stimulate skin further and help you achieve that natural glow. After another 30 seconds, switch to cool mode. You’ll hear the internal fan kick in at this point – I can’t actually believe how quickly it gets cold! The final setting is cool with vibrations and this is a lovely final facial massage which will help relax you and minimise pores. This should be done 3-5 times a week and takes about 2 minutes in total.

Now for my thoughts!

  • As you can tell from my gushing above, I absolutely love how this item looks. You could say that it is very ‘Instagramable’ and I really enjoyed photographing it. I’m also currently trying to find a practical use for the box it came in too, because it will just look beautiful wherever I put it!
  • I love the way the hot mode feels on my skin, to me this is the best part. It really does help with the absorption of my moisturiser and I love this
  • The vibration mode really isn’t the best – it could be better. I don’t actually know what benefits it is having to my face and skin and it just isn’t really needed in my opinion
  • It charges very quickly and just looks even more beautiful on its throne of a charging base
  • The cool mode is very refreshing and as I said before, it gets cool very quickly and is wonderful if you’re feeling pretty warm. I use it on my face after a run as I turn into a good shade of tomato very quickly! This calms my skin right back down and means I can continue to put on my makeup without lovely sweat and red patches making an appearance

To buy your own Sensse Hot and Cool Facial Bar, visit Amazon here (where it is currently on offer – almost half price!) or to find out more visit the Sensse website here.

Kerry x

Hollywood Browzer | Simple, Speedy and Pain-Free Hair Removal

Hollywood Browzer were kind enough to send me their nifty and innovative little hair removal tool. This tool eliminates the need for painful threading, waxing and tweezing of unwanted hair.

The Hollywood Browzer removes hair from unwanted areas in a quick, easy and virtually pain-free fashion. You can use it on many areas of the face and body including –

    • Eyebrows
    • Upper lip
    • Chin
    • Uneven hairline
    • Peach fuzz
    • Fingers and toes
    • Back of neck
    • Stomach
    • Bikini line

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The Hollywood Browzer is very simple to use – just place it at a 45 degree angle onto clean skin and gently stroke away the unwanted hair. Another benefit of this tool is that as well as removing hair, it also exfoliates your skin! Contrary to belief, the Hollywood Browzer will not make your hair grow back coarser or denser and this has been verified by Natalie Fisher a Dermatology Nurse.

To watch more videos for specific areas of the body, click here.

So what other features and benefits are there to the Hollywood Browzer? –

  • Removes hair in seconds
  • Virtually painless
  • Leaves no redness or irritaton
  • More affordable that waxing and threading
  • No time consuming visits to a salo or clinic
  • Smoothes and exfoliates the skin
  • Get professional results at home or on the go

For £15 you get two Hollywood Browzer tools and also a handy little pouch to put them in. To buy your own kit, click here.

Kerry x

Beaut East Sphere – Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Vitamin Face Cleanser

I have to begin by saying how happy I am that I discovered Beaut East Sphere on my Twitter travels. I’ve made a new friend in Chana, who runs the business with her husband and sister. They sell the most amazing Asian beauty products – you can see my first review of their face masks here

This face cleanser is by a Korean brand called Blossom Jeju. It is a gentle cleanser, with lots of cleaning power! It removes everyday impurities and all traces of makeup. When I say all traces, I really mean all! I have some very difficult to remove mascaras and this magic potion really makes it disappear! Even though it is effective at removing makeup, it doesn’t strip your skin of any moisture. 

I have been using this cleanser every evening to remove my makeup and also in the morning. It is so refreshing as it has a beautiful jasmine scent. It gets me thinking of Spring and that makes me very happy! 

This facial cleanser has a multitasking formula as the vitamins it contains work to tone, soothe and soften the skin.

To buy the Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Vitamin Face Cleanser for yourself from Beaut East Sphere, click here.  

Kerry x

Collagen+ Beauty Milk – Nutritious Beauty Milkshake 

Once a day, for the past two weeks I have been having a 200ml bottle of Collagen+ Beauty Milk. These nutrition and protein packed beauty milkshakes are strawberry flavoured and absolutely yummy!

These drinks are perfect at breakfast or as a healthy snack during the day. They are said to nourish you from the inside, out as they contain some pretty amazing ingredients.

What’s inside?

  • 12g essential protein
  • 5000mg skin firming collagen
  • Antioxidant green tea extracts
  • Vitamins & minerals

Collagen is an essential ingredient for the skin in improving elasticity and hydration. Each bottle contains 5000mg of hydrolysed collagen and you will see visible results in your skin, if you drink one of these daily.

Collagen+ Beauty milk also contains 12g of protein – one of the most beneficial nutritional elements. This stuff helps build healthy muscles, bones, skin and hair and is just generally amazing!

Green tea extract is a powerful natural antioxidant which has also been linked to a healthy metabolism. It has been said that green tea can also help with weight loss.

If that wasn’t enough, these milkshakes contain lots of vitamins and minerals to keep your immune system perky.

I have really enjoyed trying out these drinks and have noticed visible results in my skin. It has been much clearer and just feels springy (if that makes sense!) I have found that drinking them has really curbed my hunger and they are lovely to have after exercise or a long walk. I have always had protein drinks after a run, but find these to be a better alternative as they have other beneficial ingredients in them to improve other aspects of my body.

To purchase the Collagen+ Beauty Milks just click here. They are currently better than half price at only £10 for 20 bottles! You can also purchase them from Holland & Barrett, Tesco, Ocado and Superdrug.

Kerry x

My Evening Skincare Routine

Today I wanted to share with you my evening skincare routine. I’ll be honest when I say that I haven’t always taken this much care over my make-up removal, but since studying for my make-up artist course I’ve realised the importance of looking after my skin and cleansing it. 

Step One: Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover

I always begin by using this eye make-up remover as I use waterproof mascara and it’s excellent at removing it. This stuff is very gentle on my eye area and I love shaking the bottle to combine the formula! 

Step Two: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

This is one of my favourite products. It’s like a magical skin potion!  It is fantastic at removing remaining make-up from my skin. Experts recommend that using a product like this before a cleanser will make sure your face is cleansed more thoroughly. 

Step Three: Nivea Cream Care Cleansing Lotion 

Make-up remover alone is not enough to get your skin as squeaky clean as it can potentially be. It’s always good to follow up with a cleanser. There are many different varieties of cleanser –  milk, gel, oil, balm, etc – but I tend to use the milk types. I find that they make my skin feel silky soft afterwards and they are so refreshing after a long day. This Nivea one is perfect for soft skin. 

Step Four: Nivea Refreshing Toner

A lot of people tend to miss out the toner step, but I find it is the nicest stage! This is your chance to make your skin feel cool, thoroughly cleansed and smooth. This toner is especially softening and has really helped in improving my problem skin areas. 

Step Five: evA Calm – Perfect Calm Moisture AM PM Cream

This moisturiser is very light and also reduces redness of the skin. I have suffered from this on my cheeks since pregnancy and have noticed it has calmed down quite a lot since using this cream. Moisturisers are key if you want your skin to be hydrated and depending on your skin-type, can help solve problems such as oily skin, dry skin, etc. 

I do also like to put coconut oil on my face at night – especially on my eyelashes and any particularly dry patches. 

Is your evening beauty routine as thorough? What products do you use and recommend? 

Look out for my next post which will be a DIY face  mask – you’ll love it! 

Kerry x