New Theme Approaching! Oh, and I’ve Got Business Cards!

Hi Lovelies!

I’ve started to transition my blog from the old colour scheme to a new “fresher” scheme which will be debuting next week! So keep your eyes open and check back soon!ย 

For a sneak peak of my new theme, here are my new business cards! What do you guys think?

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The Best Cult Beauty Deals – June 2018

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So I’ve stumbled upon loads, and I mean loads, of brilliant Cult Beauty deals due to them celebrating their 10th birthday! Happy Birthday!!!ย Offers include free gifts with purchases with brands such as Huda Beauty, Omorovicza, Ouai and Iconic London! Check them out below,ย p.s. look out for codes to use if the offer needs it!

Here are theย creme de la creme of offers this month!ย 

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Huda Beauty:
Get this Huda hot pink makeup bag for free when you spend ยฃ35 on the Huda Beauty range – this offer is automatically added to your cart –ย no code necessary!ย ย This offer even works on the new Remastered Rose Gold eye shadow palette!
Shop the entire Huda Beauty range here!ย 

Omor

Omorovicza:
Get this Omorovicza “Best Of” collection when you spend ยฃ150 on their range! This is another automatic offer,ย no code needed, just shop what you want and it’ll add to cart! This offer in on their entire range which you can shop here. I have reviewed a few items from their range as I love it, so you can find my reviews hereย to give you an idea of their products!

Iconic

Iconic London:
Get this Pro-Evo facial brush free when you purchase ยฃ50 of Iconic London cosmetics! Considering this brush isย worth ยฃ32.99 on its own – this is a deal and a half!!! Check out Iconic London’s contouring kits, illuminators and highlighters here!

These are just my three holy grail”ย offers that I’ve spotted you can find all the offers here!ย 

Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Extras!

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With every order over ยฃ25 Cult Beauty are giving away a free pack of “I’ve Joined The Cult” stickers, and using the code “CB10BAG” with a ยฃ40 spend you can get a free Cult Beauty travel makeup bag to put your new makeup haul in!

What’s even better is that these free gifts and offers STACK!
They’re also doing free delivery over ยฃ15! See my haul below!
Plus get your two free samples as well.ย We’re spoilt!ย 

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Abibu London โ€“ Nutra-Revitalising Moisturiser โ€“ HydraVictuals – PR

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A nutrient full, light moisturiser that hydrates skins!

I was very lucky to receive this product fromย Abibu Londonย for me to review for my followersย  โ€“ Please note I received this complimentary!

This moisturiser is part of Abibu’s revolutionary take on modern skincare, ensuring that their products in their new HydraVictuals range are full of nutritious ingredients that have scientific evidence of their beneficial properties – it isn’t some hokum whizzed up in a bottle on a false promise, it’s an elegant blend of luxury and science.

My first impressions of the product is how well presented it is in it’s box, it looks good and sleek and extremely presentable. The jar itself looks chic, a bold clean white with pink and chrome accents making it look very sophisticated on your vanity or nightstand. It’s made of a light plastic making it easy to travel with compared with glass jars that you find with other products –ย saving vital luggage weight for other makeup…

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This moisturiser is packed full ofย plant extracts, vitamins C and E, anti-oxidants, biotin, collagen, and zinc – making a treat for your skin and senses –ย it smells delicious, light floral with a soothing calm and not overpowering which is what I like in my products as fragrance can cause irritation!ย 

I have been using this moisturiser for a month to ensure I could get the best impression of the moisturiser before writing this review.ย I was very shocked at how easily this product sunk into my skin considering the thick appearance of the moisturiser, it has a souffle texture within the jar. It’s amazing watching it melt at the touch of my body heat – creating a soft, smooth and hydrated finale for my skincare routine.

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I’ve found it creates a taut feeling to my skin making it feel instantly rejuvenated and plumped. The hydration is brilliant – as you guys are aware I suffer from combi/dry skin and find some products knock my skins balance and can cause oiliness/breakouts – this however just adds the right amount of hydration without the breakouts as it isn’t oily so doesn’t clog up my pores.

I’ve been preferring to use it underneath my primer, or even without primer, as I have found it to sit well and doesn’t create an oily base meaning my makeup is not affected by the product and remains long-wearing. I’ve also found my makeup does not react with the ingredients as some moisturisers can speed up the oxidation of my foundation.

Bottom Line:ย Became a staple in my routine, even to the point of replacing my GlamGlow Glowstarter!!

Price:ย ยฃ66 at Abibu London , and sign up to their newsletter for 20% off!

Rating: *****

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’sย 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:ย ยฃ54 atย K Mall 24.

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 –ย including my vanity table!ย 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 –ย I have set up a Depop!ย 

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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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Follow My Social Sites!

Hi Lovelies!

Iโ€™ve started expanding my social media accounts so make sure to follow me on them to get sneak peaks, special discounts and reviews!

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Bellissimo Amore – Bicรฉ Facial Rejuvenation Serum – Hyaluronic Acid

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A serum to hydrate, rejuvenate and plump your skin!

I was very lucky to receive this product fromย Bellissimo Amoreย for me to review for my followersย  โ€“ Please note I received this complimentary!

This is a facial serum, like the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir, which helps enhance your skin’s elasticity and add a burst of hydration from the high levels of hyaluronic acid to improve the overall condition – hydrated skin is healthy skin after all!

The added hydration also improves the softness and plumpness of your skin which was surprising to see from the first application. I found this serum was best to apply after cleansing and exfoliating with my Foreo. The texture of the serum is more gel-like than oil, which is a huge plus for me as I break out easily and the oil makes my skin shiny.

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This is a lightweight serum and it dries quickly as it’s absorbed but doesn’t leave your skin tacky or sticky which I have found with other serums – this makes it a perfect pre-primer serum! You can use this twice a day after cleansing, and the product stays within your skin tissue for up to three days leaving you with longer lasting results.

This concoction of natural ingredients allow you to achieve your younger skin without surgical means, and even though I’m 25, I’ve enjoyed slowing down my skin’s ageing process using this over the past month!

Bottom Line:ย A must have for those looking for longer lasting results and healthier skin , especially for those who suffer with dry/combination skin types!

Price:ย ยฃ129.99 for 30mlย atย Bellissimo Amoreย – Currently on sale for ยฃ108!
or ยฃ20 for 3ml Vial to try it out ! Currently on sale for ยฃ10!
Use my exclusive code; “RosemaryHelenXO” for extra savings! xx

Rating: *****

Dr. G – Aquasis Water Vital Sleeping Mask – Hydrating Mask – Korean Skincare – PR

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A hydration overnight mask to improve the moisture levels of your skin!

I was very lucky to receive this product fromย Skinsiderย for me to review for my followersย  โ€“ Please note I received this complimentary! I was sent this to introduce me to the website, and company that is www.Skinsider.co.ukย . Skinsider is a one stop shop for Korean Skincare, and as you know – I love Korean Skincare! What I love the most about this site is the fact that they categorise the products by skin concern and skin type – so you can find your ideal product.

This is my first dabble with the brand that is Dr G, which is apparently a big thing in Asian skincare routines. This is an overnight mask treatment that delivers a lot of hydration while you sleep – I’m often putting this on during the day if I’ve got a few hours spare or even to relax during my late night blogging sessions.

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This moisture mask also helps protect and strengthen the skins natural barrier due to the Bio-Hyaluronate solution which pulls and keeps moisture inside the skin. It also containsย ย Resurrection Plant, which grows in the desert with minimum water, provides and activates moisture energy for healthy skin and a clear complexion.

This moisture mask is filled with skin caring, and hydrating ingredients to help improve skins appearance and repair any blemishes! It’s texture is reminiscent of the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Gel Moisturiser when you first apply it, and then as it dries you hardly tell you’re wearing a mask. To remove it, all you need to do is wash it away with warm water. This moisturising mask is perfect for those who areย prone to acne as it will not clog pores!!

Bottom Line: Holy moly, get it on my face now! It’s like bathing in aloe vera without the clogged skin and breakouts.

Price:ย ยฃ30.00 at Skinsider

Rating: *****

OMOROVICZA โ€“ Facial Mist – Queen of Hungary Mist

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A refreshing mist to revive your tired out skin, with a cosy scent!

 

I got this as part of my Discovery Set along with my other Omorovicza goodies – you can find my first impressions review of the Discovery Kit here.

Firstly, I must point out how lovely the scent is. It is a warm, comforting, slightly citrus scent reminiscent of the other Omorovicza skincare items. The mist on this is insane – its not even a spritz or spray, it is like a puff of moisture that douses my skin in moisture. The spray is so fine to allow your skin to absorb it whilst refusing to get drenched – I have found the spritz on my other sprays, such as my Gerard Cosmetics Setting Spray, to be large and clumpy and I’m often drenched after a few light sprays.

You can use this as a moisturising primer before makeup, or a setting spray to add a dewy finish! It’s also perfect for having in your handbag to freshen up your makeup as the day goes on, or to use on makeup-less skin for a quick pick me up! I have this in my bag if I’m travelling as I can retreat to a restroom and spritz up to feel comfortably refreshed.

Bottom Line:ย A lovely scented refreshing facial spray that can revive your skin after a long day., or add a boost of hydration in your morning skin routine.

Price:ย ยฃ25.00 atย Cult Beauty

Rating: ****

Dermalogica – PreCleanse Balm with Cleansing Mitt – PR

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The best balm cleanser I have ever used – my makeup melted away!

I was very lucky to receive these products fromย Dermalogicaย for me to review for my followers โ€“ Please note I received this product complimentary!

This is a deep cleansing precleanser which turns from balm-to-oil which quickly, and superbly removes impurities and makeup – including my waterproof mascara! With this product you also get a silicon cleansing mitt which uses the same exfoliating style as my Foreo cleansing brush without the sonic vibrations.

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The balm is water activated and melts to a smooth oil which deconstructs layers of sebum, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on skin, whist the natural Biolipid complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier while apricot kernel oil helps nourish the skin!

It really did melt away all of my makeup making my pre-bed routine quicker as I didn’t have to take ages removing my makeup before I could take care of my skin. I found that the oil was easy to remove with the mitt and a bit of warm water. It also didn’t leave my skin dry but instead nourished. I was really impressed when my makeup just melted away without having to use micellar water to remove it first.

Bottom Line:ย This balm will dissolve and remove even waterproof makeup in a quicky!

Price: ยฃ44.00ย at Dermalogica

Rating: ****ย (Price is quite steep.)