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: ****

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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ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER MY 8K GIVEAWAY! Win a Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette.

Hi Guys!

THERE’S ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!!!

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One of the most seen and wanted Morphe palette I have noticed on Instagram is the Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette, so I’ve decided to give one away! You will be able to find my review on this palette on my website soon – as I spoilt myself with it too!

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This giveaway is open internationally as always, and you can enter by following me on Instagram (if you already haven’t), and then regraming my giveway post with the hashtag ‘#RosemaryHelenXO8K‘ and commenting someone who might like to join this giveaway! 🙂

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Bellissimo Amore – Bicé 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 from Bellissimo Amore for me to review for my followers  – 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: A must have for those looking for longer lasting results and healthier skin , especially for those who suffer with dry/combination skin types!

Price: £129.99 for 30ml at Bellissimo Amore – Currently on sale for £108!
or £20 for 3ml Vial to try it out ! Currently on sale for £10!
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 from Skinsider for me to review for my followers  – Please note I received this complimentary! I was sent this to introduce me to the website, and company that is www.Skinsider.co.uk . 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 contains  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 are 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: £30.00 at Skinsider

Rating: *****

OMOROVICZA – 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: 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: £25.00 at 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 from Dermalogica for me to review for my followers – 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: This balm will dissolve and remove even waterproof makeup in a quicky!

Price: £44.00 at Dermalogica

Rating: **** (Price is quite steep.)

EyeWake – Hydrating Eye Serum – PR

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A handy, eye awakening serum that helps with morning puffiness.

I was very lucky to receive this product from EyeWake for me to review for my followers – Please note I received this complimentary, and free of charge to review.

This serum comes out as a clear gel, and one pump is more than enough to cover both under eye area. The fact that just one pump is enough to apply to both eye areas makes this product last a long while. Once applied it has a slight cooling sensation, which helps with controlling morning puffiness around the eyes. The serum is quick to dry so you don’t have to wait ages to carry on your makeup routine- which is perfect for a quick morning routine! The formula has added witch hazel and aloe vera – so it’s also blemish fighting and caring for the skin.

I’ve been using this serum for over a month now, and have noticed that it has perked my eye area up.  The serum is fragrance free and hasn’t any strong scents which is perfect as perfumes can dry out the skin – which is something I do not want to add to even wrinklier eye area. I have noticed that my under eye areas are less dark, and less puffy.

Bottom Line: A serum that can help de-puff your eye area.

Price: £34.95 on Amazon.
At the time of writing this review – it  is on offer for £12.95

Rating: ****

FaceInc by NailsInc – Joyful Skin – Mini Mask Wreath Gift Set – First Impressions

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A cute set of five mini masks to combat all skin types and complains.

I saw this in the sales after Christmas and wanted to try it out as I haven’t used Face Inc skin masks before, and as these usually retail for £5 a pop, to get them all for £12 at Boots was a massive saving – I couldn’t resist!

In this set you get five, one time use masks, in a cute colourful little container. The masks are as follows;

  • Night Night Soothing Hydro Night Mask – This is an overnight mask full of Vitamin E to hydrate and nourish your skin giving it protection.
  • Carbon Neutral Charcoal Purifying Mask – This is a purifying mask with Moroccan lava clay and activated charcoal to draw out any impurities leaving your skin deeply cleansed.
  • Bubble Burst Hydrating Serum – This is a serum made of Argan oil for an intense moisture hit.
  • Silver Streak Brightening Peel Off Mask – This is a peel off mask that will brighten and purified skin with a dose of Vitamin E, C and B3.
  • Rose Glow Youth Boosting Peel Off Mask – This is a youth boosting mask with Vitamin B3 and assorted minerals to give the skin a natural glow.

The varied selection of masks means you will find one to suit your mood and current skin worry. I am very eager to give this a go, and you will find my in depth reviews of these masks individually as the time goes on!