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

Guest Post – Glossybox Unboxing – May 2017

Hello my lovelies!

In this series, I will be sharing with you the gorgeous goodies from my Glossybox subscription boxes, with my honest opinion of the products received. If you want to know what Glossybox is all about, you can read my last unboxing post here.

So what’s in the box?

This month we are going back to basics and GlossyHQ has cultivated a box which focused on the beauty staples we love and the ones we didn’t know we loved. Everyone has those beauty must haves that you can’t do without – for me, that would be a good body salt scrub and a kick ass concealer – and they’re the ones that just call to you.

With this in mind, GB focused their attention on ensuring we received an edit of five basics that everyone should own, namely because once you’ve got those sorted, everything else will follow effortlessly. It like building a house – once you have good foundations in place, everything else just fits.
So without further ado, here’s a peek inside the box…

Dr Pawpaw Balm – Original

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I adore multi purpose balms like these. It’s a one fits all balm which you can use for anything:

  • Flyaway hairs – PawPaw balm
  • Dry skin – PawPaw balm
  • Chapped Lips – Pawpaw balm
  • Cracked hands and heels – Pawpaw balm
  • Broken Heart – Pawpaw Balm (you get the idea)

Its derived from gorgeous natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Papaya and olive oil. It’s a really lovely non-sticky formula that melts into the skin – a handbag must have if you ask me. Plus it is cruelty free. YAY FOR BUNNIES!

Caudalie Vinosorce Moisturising Sorbet

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 I really love Caudalie, they’re a great brand whose moisturizers are great on my skin. This sorbet is no exception. It’s a lovely gel moisturizer which is great for oily combination skin like mine and is packed full of skin soothing ingredients like chamomile and grape water. Super lightweight but very moisturizing, a great addition to my spring time routine.  My only issue with this product is it isn’t cruelty free. Sad Face.

 

Scrub Love Active Charcoal Body Scrub

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A word of warning with this one – don’t use it in a freshly cleaned bathroom as you’ll need to clean every surface it touches afterwards!

I love body scrubs. nothing feels better to me than getting a handful of super gritty scrub and rubbing into my tired skin, it just makes me feel so much more refreshed and revitalized, and this is no exception. This scrub is formulated with Aloe Vera oils, Clays and active charcoal to cleanse and soothe the skin and leave you feeling gorgeously polished and clean! We got a huge pouch of the stuff too, so plenty to go around. A Huge win for me and probably my favorite product in this box.  An organic, fair trade, Rain forest-Alliance Approved, cruelty free ethically sourced coffee-scrub skin care company proudly made in the UK – HUZZAH!

 

Andmetics Brow Wax Strips

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I am not a huge fan of these personally, mainly because I’ve had some bad experiences in the past where I’ve ended up taking off more brow than I realized, (can we all take a moment and thank the beauty goddesses for brow pencils, pomade and gel) or the strips haven’t taken any hairs at all. These however were so easy to use, had real sticky power and are shaped to fit my brows (almost) perfectly, I did trim them slightly to ensure a better fit. My brow game for May is super strong now. I couldn’t find any information about the company being cruelty free so I suspect not.

 

RUBY Super Silky Powder Blush

 

This was a welcome addition for me as I adore coral blushes, and I already own a couple of RUBY blushes. This color went so well with my snow-white complexion, and I suspect will look even better with a tan – which by the looks of the weather at the moment isn’t going to be any time soon! A gorgeous consistency and huge color payoff, so you only need a little on your brush to give your cheeks that lil *pop* of co lour.  Another cruelty free brand too – yippee!

I am really happy with this month’s box. Another great edit full of things I will definitely use over the next few weeks – especially the scrub and the blusher. I’ll probably buy more scrub too because it made my skin feel so incredibly smooth and silky – not that these pins are going to see the light of day any time soon – ah the great british weather. Theres nothing in here I wouldn’t use, however unlike last month this box isn’t 100% cruelty free.

 

So that’s it from me for another box with Glossybox! If you are looking for a great gift, why not give the gift of Glossy? You can gift a 1,3,6, or 12 month subscription, or maybe just treat yourself?

If you want to try out Glossybox for yourself, head over to the website www.glossybox.co.uk and sign up for 50% off the May Edit. There’s no minimum commitment, and you can cancel at any time. Besides, who doesn’t love a little treat every month?

Until next time, have an aMAYzing month!

Hx

 

 

YesStyle Korean Beauty Haul | With My Honest Opinions

I received some money for my birthday last month, so decided to put in my first order with YesStyle.com. I had been doing my research on Korean beauty products by watching some YouTube reviews – especially those by Shaaanxo – and had some products in mind for purchase. YesStyle provide Asian products ranging from fashion, lifestyle, and beauty and ship them worldwide. I focussed all of my attention on the beauty section of the site (of course!) and here’s what I bought –

Etude House Collagen Eye Patch – £2.01

I have previously written a post about Etude House (when I really had no clue about Korean beauty!) and their peel off eyebrow tint – which I really loved. I was excited to give these eye patches by the same brand a go. I have noticed a lot of creasing under my eyes recently and as well as being old age, I also put it down to dehydration. I wasn’t drinking enough water and found it to be affecting my skin. I wanted to give these a go to see if they could rehydrate the area under my eyes and make me feel bright and fresh again (and not old).

My under eye area felt much more plump after use and the creasing was a lot less apparent for a few days. I have been drinking a lot more water now to try and keep the effect that the eye patches left going for a bit longer.

Secret Key Snow White Cream 50ml – £7.45

The Secret Key Snow White Cream has a pearl and vitamin formula which helps to brighten up the complexion on the face. It isn’t moisturising enough on its own, so I’ve been using it over my usual daily moisturiser. It actually acts as a brilliant primer too! I do have some redness on my cheeks and have found that this cream does reduce the redness slightly. It doesn’t wow me, but it does feel nice on the skin. I have also worn it alone on no-foundation days.

BEAUTY PEOPLE – Miss 100 Super Waterproof Gel Eyeliner – £3.71

Ahhhh this product was so disappointing! I really wanted a bright shade to go in my waterline as it opens up your eyes and makes them look generally brighter and more awake. I also loved the packaging for this liner with the punk looking Snow White on the lid.

It swatches beautifully and I loved the colour – Glimmer Coral. However, when I try to apply this to my waterline or over my eyelid, nothing comes out! The formulation seems to be so waterproof that it won’t release any product unless you press very hard – something I’m definitely not going to do on my eye area. Am I doing something wrong? Please let me know if I am, or any other tips would be much appreciated!

Tony Moly Perfect Eyes Long Kinny Mascara – £6.87

Tony Moly is an extremely popular Korean beauty brand and I just love the products! The packaging on many of the items is adorable (just you wait for my final item!) and the prices are pretty good too. They are also cruelty free – a lovely bonus. This is a teeny tiny mascara, perfect for your bottom eyelashes and for getting right to the root of your top lashes. It does what it says on the tin (or box in this case).

Tony Moly I’m Real Mask Sheet – £2.28

Ever since meeting my friends at Beaut East Sphere and trying out their Polatam sheet masks for the first time, I’ve been hooked! Sheet masks are just amazing, easy to use and so nourishing on the skin. I always apply them before bed and my skin is glowing by the morning. This one from Tony Moly was no exception – my skin felt amazing after use and was sparkling for days. It was super hydrating too.

The cat ears headband is from Etude House by the way!

A’PIEUMineral Mono Shadow Matt (Rilakkuma Edition) – £3.64

I love Rilakkuma! He is a little bear created by the Japanese company San-X. I saw this solo eyeshadow in such a gorgeous, crease perfect shade and just had to snap it up. I really like the fact that he is also pressed into the powder too, although this does make me sad to use it!

Tony MolyPokemon Mini Cover Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ 9g – £8.22

OK, those of you who are close to me will know of my extremely geeky obsession with Pokemon. I have always loved them and have a very large collection of trading cards. I’m not ashamed to admit it! When I saw that Tony Moly have a whole range of Pokemon beauty items, I was very excited. I chose the Pikachu cushion BB cream, as Pikachu has to be my favourite.

This foundation comes in an amazing compact, with a mirror in the lid. The first section holds a little pad for application which is decorated like a Pokeball – how cute is that?

Under the next flap is the cushion itself, which holds the product. I’ve heard brilliant things about cushion foundations – you only use the amount of product you need, so nothing gets wasted. It is also very buildable. This BB cream/foundation is light coverage, but is also buildable. It gives the skin a lovely, glowy finish and is going to be perfect in the summer when I want something less cakey. I’m thinking of doing a separate review of this – let me know what you think.

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with my YesStyle haul. I did also purchase the cat ears headband by Etude House which you can find here. I got free delivery with my order which, once shipped, came very quickly. I also received a free gift which was a small bottle of O Hui Baby Collagen Softening Milk – another lovely skin treatment. A couple of products didn’t blow me away unfortunately, like the eyeliner. I’m hoping I can find another use for that one.

Well that concludes my Korean Haul! I hope you enjoyed it. Have you purchased any Korean products recently?

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