TokStick – Skincare Device – Micro-needling Tool

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As you guys are aware, I am a huge fan of derma-blading as part of my skincare routine and have now decided to branch into the world of micro-needling. For my first device I decided to try out the TokStick as it boasts 49 micro needles compared to other devices who have fewer needles but in the same surface area – therefore making TokStick the best option for ensuring my serums and ampules are delivered more effectively into the skin.
My first look at the TokStick is that the device is sleek and looks good in the black and gold finish. It comes prepacked in a sterilised pouch, much like hospital supplies, so you don’t need to clean it before your first go – you can use it straight away! To sterilise it after use, it’s so simple; all you do is take it apart, and soak it in rubbing alcohol and then let it dry – and its ready to go for your next turn!
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I’ve found this to be very sturdy product, and was worried the needles would bend or be damaged after use – but due to the TokStick’s extremely-high-intensity stainless needles which are plated with pure gold, they are a lot more hard wearing than other micro-needling devices you can buy online.
I was also intrigued due to the delivery system it has for the ampoules. The needles have a V shaped groove inside which help deliver the serums on contact with the skin, rather than other models which require you to apply the serum to your face and then roll the needles over to deliver it to the skin. This makes it so much speedier to use- all I have to do is cleanse my face and fill the TokStick with my chosen serum and then press along my skin for it to be penetrated in to my skin!
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One thing I was very afraid of was whether or not it would hurt – I noticed that the needle size of this device was very small compared to others and the creators of TokStick have said that due to the size of the needles, which are thinner than 1/3 of a strand of hair, the damage to the outer layer of skin is lessened, meaning the pain level is also reduced! When I have used it I haven’t felt any pain, only hotness on the areas where I have applied it – its recommended to use a fibre face pack to cool the skin after use. I’ve found it very helpful to keep a moisturising fibre face mask in the fridge during its use, so once I have finished I can calm my skin down with the cold face mask whilst feeling extra pampered!
I have noticed that my pores are considerably smaller and even had a few of my friends check to see my results, as for my first 3 uses I only did one side of my face to see if there was a difference. One of my friends said that the side I applied it on looked plumper and my pores looked reduced on my cheek and nose area!! From these results I have started doing full face applications with the TokStick the day after my derma-blading, to deliver my Farsali Rose Gold Elixir and Lumity Anti-Ageing Facial Oil!

Bottom Line: I have definitely noticed a change in my skins hydration – I was prone to dry flaky skin, whereas now its plumped and hydrated!

Price: £54 at K Mall 24.

Rating: ****

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Scent & Co – Monthly Premium Perfume and Fragrance Subscription Box- PR

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A perfect way to sample, and change your fragrance monthly!

I was very lucky to receive this product from Scent & Co for me to review for my followers  – Please note I received this complimentary to review for you lovely people!

Scent & Co is a rather appealing subscription to me due to the fact I am hoarding a lot of perfumes, namely Marc Jacobs, that I’ve bought in sales and I cannot justify buying new bottles of £70-£100 perfumes when I already have shelves full. But I still want more! So this is where Scent & Co come in to rescue me from this very first world problem…Every month for £14.95 including P&P Scent & Co send you a new perfume in their custom vials to keep you up to date with premium fragrances.

You can pick a new perfume, or the same one, and have a months supply of the perfume or cologne delivered in a sturdy glass vial to fit your bag friendly Scent & Co canister. This essentially allows you to try a new perfume monthly, without having them grow dusty and lonely on your shelves and for a normal bottles worth – you get to try 4 to 6 new perfumes over the upcoming months!

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The vials contain 10ml of your chosen, or mystery, scent for you to switch in the canister for easy transport. I decided to have the Viktor & Rolf’s BonBon for my first scent as I love it to pieces but after my last bottle I just don’t want to buy it again for £55, when I can spread the cost over the next three months and save £10, but also have the opportunity to try a different scent! This is such a handy subscription to have as my perfume tastes often change depending on my mood, occasion or just general vibes!

Bottom Line: The answer to de-cluttering your perfume collection whilst staying up to date with luxurious scents!

Price: £14.95 at Scent & Co.

Rating: *****

I now have a Depop Account! PSA – Adopt my lonely palettes!

Hi Guys,

As you guys are aware, I will be moving in with my Bae soon so I am having a clear out of my things – including my vanity table! From reviewing, testing, swatching and blogging I have amassed a huge amount of makeup which I have decided deserve new, better homes where they will be creatively used instead of deserted, sad and lonely in my collection barely touched.

So to get them on their way to being adopted by new makeup enthusiast – I have set up a Depop! 

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I have already listed some Urban Decay, Zoeva, NYX, OFRA and SleekMakeup palettes. You can view my account by searching RosemaryHelenXO on the app, or by clicking here!

Follow my Depop account to keep up to date with my listings to ensure you grab a steal! Many items I list are 50% off retail price and I have literally just swatched some of them babies!

P.S. ONLY SIX DAYS LEFT to enter my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill giveaway so check it out on my Instagram or see the post here!

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Indigo Lune – Bohemian, Gemstone Jewellery – Silver, Gold-Plated & Metal Rings, Bracelets and Necklaces

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Get your gem-stoned jewellery fix!

I stumbled upon Indigo Lune as a sponsored/advert post on my Instagram feed – and instantly fell in love with their designs, especially their collection of opal jewellery.

I’ve recently bought a new jewellery box and thought – hey lets add some of these stunning pieces to my collection! I was able to buy three sterling silver rings with different gem stones, and a collection of five metal rings with faux opals for under £65, as they were giving a 20% discount on their Instagram page!

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The three sterling silver rings are on the bottom row, with the gold based metal faux opal set on the top row.

The set is made up of three full sized rings, and two midi rings – they’re the two on the same slot – each with a faux opal stone. The entire set cost me £17 before the 20% off discount, which is so worth it as I can wear them as a set or individually!

The three sterling silver rings cost between £17 and £24, and others on the site are closely priced with a variety of different designed and gem stones to suit all of your jewellery aesthetics. I decided to go for a dainty banded three Cubic Zircona to have for every day wear – this style is called “Raine”. I also bought the “Frostine Pink Opal” ring as the colour of the opal is stunning – this is a faux opal as it’s very hard to find this opal in the natural world. I also bought the Luminosity Opal ring, which sports a lab grown opal – making it cheaper to own this precious stone!

Indigo Lune also offer necklaces and bracelets that are in tune with their bohemian themes. The rings came well packaged with velvet bags to store my new rings in – and fast with free delivery! You can shop their whole collection on their website – www.indigolune.com 

Bottom Line:  Stunning, bohemian selection of jewellery to suit everyone’s aesthetic.

Price: From £17 to £24 before discount.

Rating: *****

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Livia – The Off Switch for Menstrual Pain – Period Pain Reducing Machine – Review – PR

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Turn your period pain off with this compact machine! 

I was very lucky to receive these products from MyLivia for me to review for my followers – Please note I received this product complimentary! After I left my review for the Pink Parcel Subscription box , a company that offers a monthly bundle of sanitary items with added beauty bonuses, the lovely folks at Livia sent me one of their Livia machines for me to try and review for you guys!

The Livia comes in a sturdy box with all the accessories you need for the machine; the Livia itself, the electrodes, two spare gel pads for the electrodes and a carry case to keep your Livia safe during storage and travel and a mini USB lead for charging the rechargeable battery inside. They recommend you change the gel pads often as they lose stickiness over time, which in turns makes the pulses harder to work.

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My first impressions of the item is that it is so small! It can fit in the palm of my hand and you can choose the colour of the Livia to suit your aesthetic – if you change your mind on the colour or design then you can easily get a new colourful skin for it off their website for £10. The machine also has a handy clip so you can attach it to your jeans whilst you wear it during use.

The machine itself looks very subtle – it has only three buttons on the front with the name embossed and no other branding so unless someone asks they’d probably think it was a MP3 player clipped on. The three buttons are how you use it and programme it. The buttons are; an on/off switch, a + switch and a – switch. These are the main controls for the Livia machine. You can control the power of the machine using the + and -, to ensure you’re comfortable or to increase it if your cramps get worse or lessen the power if they’re not that bad – its offer complete control so you can adapt to how you’re feeling.

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Livia’s technology is based on the “Gate Control Theory”. Livia is transmitting a pulse that is keeping the nerves “busy”. Busy nerves means that the nerve-gate is closed, therefore pain signals cannot pass through and are unfelt.

I was very worried that it would hurt using it but the pulse feels like a tingle, like when your phone vibrates but its constant, and on the low settings – you cannot feel it at all but the pain is removed! I’ve even used this machine on my shoulder after I pulled a muscle – and it worked a dream! The pulses override your brains pain signals and it suddenly makes the pain disappear!

As someone who used to have to take co-codamol to deal with the period pain due to how excruciating it was, it’s such a relief that I can now drug-free my period. It’s also discreet enough that I have worn it in work and not had anyone notice it under my blouse. It was also handy for travelling – I recently went back to Cardiff via train which is a 4 hour ride and throughout the journey I was comfortable, paracetamol free and able to control the pulses from my waistband of my jeans. No fiddling around in my bag for tablets or getting my water bottle out – just a quick tap on the + to increase the pulses and I was free from pain.

Bottom Line: I know its expensive, but when I pay at least £8 per period on tablets and pain killers and heat pads for when I’m in work, after a while this becomes an investment! I’m hot water bottle free, I’ve got my mobility back instead of laying in bed trying to get into any and all positions to alleviate the pain, and I can use it on other pains such as when I’ve pulled a muscle at the gym – to me, it’s worth it – I’ve gained the few days of the month of my life back.

Price: £149 at MyLivia.
   Currently on sale for £129

Rating: ***** 

Spectrum Collections – The Mouse Bag – I’m A Mouse, Duh!

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It’s a totally grool bag!

So, as you’re aready away – Spectrum had a collaboration with Mean Girls to create the most fetch collection of brushes, eyelashes and accessories for us to channel our inner Plastics.

I saw this adorable, vegan faux fur and leather bag, with Karen’s iconic “I’m a mouse, duh!” quote on it, and knew I had to have it in my collection! This bag comes with a brassy rose gold front with the quote in bubblegum pink writing.

To immortalize the quote, it comes with fluffy pink mouse ears to bring the whole “I’m a mouse, duh!” to life. The bag comes with a cute little Burn Book enamel zipper as well as a chain strap woven with the grey faux leather.

Bottom Line:  A totally fetch bag to express your inner Karen!

Price: £24.99 at Spectrum Collections (Use this link for 15% off your order!)

Rating: ***** The carry space is a tad small.

Dora Rose Loves – Adorable Prints for Your Home, Nursery and Office – Prints and Designs

As you’ve seen in my Instagram posts, I have a wall of frames with adorable – mainly cacti themed – prints. As I’ve started to branch out to do reviews on homewares, I’d really like to highlight the cute Etsy store where I purchased my wall of prints from!

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I get my prints from the adorable Dora Rose Loves shop on Etsy, which is an Etsy store based in England who specialises in personalised prints and decor. The store is run by Naomi who started the store as a hobby and is now evolving it into a business alongside her family life!

The prints Naomi create are on trend with adorable quotes, themes and objects – with plenty to offer to suit everyone’s vibes and desires. She also creates adorable personalised baby decor for nurseries and bedrooms!

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There’s great pride taken in her prints and they are always printed on high quality print paper, with the images sharp details beautifully captured with brilliant colour pay off. You really do get value for money when you purchase these prints!

Make sure you follow Dora Rose Loves on Instagram, where they post offers, discounts and sneak peeks of the upcoming designs!

Pink Parcel – Period Beauty Subscription Box – December Box – PR

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The ultimate monthly subscription box, for your monthly! 

I was very lucky to receive these products from Pink Parcel for me to review for my followers – Please note I received this subscription box complimentary!

I’ve been eager to try this box as I love the idea of a treat delivered straight to your door to ease your monthly visit from Aunt Flo, so when the lovely ladies at Pink Parcel got in contact with me to try and review for you their December box, I just had to!

The concept behind Pink Parcel is that it’s a straight to your door service, where you plan on their easy to use website the date of your cycle to choose for when you’d like your box delivered! In the box you have four sections as follows; For Now, For Night, For Later and For You, which contains everything you’ll need for your monthly happening as well as treats to perk you up!

In the For Now section, you have cute fabric pouch filled with the necessary items you’ll need for your period – I opted for a tampon only option so got a selection of them with some panty liners, but you can ask for pads or a mix of the two – it’s entirely up to your preferences!

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In the For Night section you have night time maxi pads to absorb Aunt Flo during your sleep, as you shouldn’t use tampons over night due to the increased risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome – if you use tampons, please look this syndrome up just so you’re aware of the risks as it’s not commonly spoken about! For Later, you have a more supplies to last the entirety of your menstrual cycle ensuring you’re not left caught short!

But, this is where the real treat happens – in their For You section you’re greeted with a plethora of beauty products, and feel good treats worth over £40! So for £12.95 a month you get all the sanitary supplies you need, AND OVER £40 OF TREATS! Now can you see why I love this?!

In this months beauty box, I received a So Susan Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black, a trio of eye shadows from The Beauty Crop, a pair of Snowflake earrings from Pom  Boutique, 10ml purse friendly bottle of perfume from English Laundry, a sweet orange essential oil bottle to add a sweet fragrance, and a portion of Whittard Earl Grey tea and a Chocolate & Orange Caramel to satisfy your sweet tooth. Keep an eye out for my future posts as I will be reviewing the beauty products separately!

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Overall, I am very impressed with the thought and value that this box has for its customers, and it is a lovely treat to receive when you’re feeling a bit down during That Time Of The Month!

Bottom Line: I honestly cannot fault this beauty box, its practical, useful and a lovely treat to have delivered!

Price: £12.99 a month inc. delivery, with larger savings available at Pink Parcel.
             Use PP20 for 20% off your subscription! 

Rating: *****

You can find all my other Subscription Box reviews here!

SERENITY CANDLES – Medium 30cl Glass Jar – Christmas Spice – PR

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Adds a touch of Christmas Magic to your house.

I was very lucky to receive this Christmas Spice candle from Serenity Candles NI for me to review for my followers – Please note I received this complimentary!

I was very eager to light this candle on Christmas eve to get me in the festive mood after working non-stop over the holidays. This candle is fragranced with a hint of spice, with the warmness and sweetness of chocolate orange underneath – it reminded me of the Christmas mornings surrounded with cinnamon sticks whilst I ate my body weight in chocolate….

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This candle burnt for a very long time, lasting from morning to evening, and then during Christmas day, with approximately 26 hours of life. As the candle is soy based, it burnt cleanly, rather than ashing everything, which is common with standard high-street candles – including Yankee Candles, which have now stained my wall a charcoal grey…

Bottom Line: A luxurious, handmade and poured candle that can give Yankee Candle a run for their money!

Price: £8 at Serenity Candles NI.

Rating: ****