Rodial Bee Venom Micro-Sting Patches – First Impression

 

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend! You guys know that I love trying out new products and when one of my favorite brands Rodial asked if I’ll be interested to receive free sample for an exchange of my honest review of their newly launched Bee Venom range, Micro-Sting Patches by Rodial, I couldn’t say no to something this cool. They’re a brand that I 100% trust and so here’s my first impression.

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*Press sample

In case you haven’t heard of Rodial before, they’re a cosmetic brand that offers not only makeup and bodycare but also skincare products in the UK. These Bee Venom patches are manufactured in Korea and inspired by Mesotherapy. They claims that each patch is made from pure Hyaluronic Acid and Bee Venom and is designed with 350 micro ‘cones’; to more effectively deliver this potent combination of ingredients.

I’ve never being stung by a bee or wasp before and neither have I tried anything this crazy before in my entire life. I’m curious and honestly I couldn’t resist to give it a test drive. Just to point it out that this is not your normal patches you find at the drugstores. It’s the Bee Venoms Micro-Sting Patches!

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Inside the package, you get four sachets of two patches nicely packed in each as seen in the photo.

Bee venom patch rodial

Here how the patch looks like up closed.

forehead
Before

I don’t have crow’s feet or wrinkles on me yet but I’m always very concerned with any signs of advanced aging and frown lines. Yes, I frown a lot and these patches are what I need now, a product that can instantly helps provide a plumper and smoother effect on my skin.

forehead with patch

As I pressed it on I could hardly feel the microneedles pressing my skin and there’s no pain whatsoever. I leave it on for 30 minutes and let the patch does its work. I didn’t feel any tingling sensation that I was expecting.

peeling off patch

It’s so easy and convenient to wear. Just put it on and go on with your life then come back 30 minutes later to peel it off. And voila!

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After

When I peeled it off, there were tiny indentations left behind but no redness or sensitivity at all which I’m quite impressed. I check my skin after on the mirror and noticed a smoother surface on the area where I just peeled off the patch.

I did notice a slight plump on my forehead area and that’s all I can tell you for now. My first impression is that I really like this product, and I’d continue trying them out for a little longer before I give my final thoughts and opinion.

Rodial is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rodial website, Nordstrom and Amazon. You can get them here for £90.00.

Note: This product is not recommended for people who is allergic to bee stings.

Have you tried this product before? If yes what’s your thoughts and opinions.

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Aveeno & Neutrogena PR BOX Unboxing – My First Youtube Video EVER

 

What’s up you guys! Welcome back to my blog! This week is a very exciting week for me. I was contacted by a PR company before Mother’s Day if I want to receive samples to honor mothers from Aveeno. I immediately said yes, (a) because I’m a fan girl of Aveeno, (b) since my mom is coming to visit me in two weeks, I wanted to share these goodies with her. With Aveeno and Neutrogena, everyday is Mother’s Day!

So, last week I got these sample products in the mail for an exchange of my honest review. Part of my job as a beauty blogger is to test out as much as possible so I can share my reviews with you guys.

Aveeno Skin Products

If you are a long time reader you know that I’m a fan girl of Aveeno. I’m also a huge advocate for taking care of your skin, it’s the largest part in our body and the one everyone sees! You only get one, take care of it!

I wanted to do something really special to honor my mom this Mother’s Day beside sharing products with her. So I uploaded my very first YouTube video ever. It’s my first video and definitely not my last!

First of all let’s talk about what I got in this box unboxing. Let me show you what’s inside the current drop…

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Up close picture of my favorite products side by side.

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AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion is certainly having a moment isn’t it? It’s everywhere you look and what a revelation too; a moisturizing lotion that’s skin friendly, affordable and effective. What more could you ask for?

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AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. I rave about this all the time but truly it’s one of the best moisturizing body wash. It smells so amazing! It’s formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal to moisturize for 24 hours, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. They claim to provide and lock in moisture for softer, smoother more comfortable skin long after you shower. And it’s soap free and even gentle enough for sensitive skin. I love Aveeno’s Body Wash crazy lot and let me tell you this, you got to try it. Period.

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I know that my mom prefers a lightweight formula when it comes to body care and this AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion will be perfect for her. This hydrating, ultra sheer lotion absorbs in seconds, for a fresh, powder like feel she’ll want to use all year round. This product is voted by Canadian Living Consumers to be the Best New Product of 2016. 

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NEUTROGENA® All-in-One Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes. I know facial wipes aren’t for everyone but I do like to stash a pack in my handbag for any make-up emergency or when travelling. Otherwise, regardless of how tired I may be, I will always opt for a “real” cleanser kinda gal. My real gripe with make-up wipes is how they leave my skin feeling after use – even if it is just one use. If ever there was a facial cleansing cloth to pack for a festival, or those just-in-case moments it’s the Neutrogena  Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes. 

My mom wears makeup and since we’ll be travelling quite a bit when she’s here visiting, I know this wipes is going to be handy.

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NEUTROGENA® Facial Cleansing Bar Original and Dry Unscented. Soap. Truly how often do you purchase soap and no I’m not talking about the anti-bacterial liquid hand soap you purchase with your weekly grocery shop, rather I’m indeed referring to the solid bars that perhaps now seem a little lost in time. It claims this bar is pure and provides a gentle cleansing for clean, clear, healthy-looking skin.

I never use soap to wash my face but I like to venture and try new things that I haven’t tried before. Frankly I’m nervous but I’m going to put this to its test and give an update in an upcoming post.

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NEUTROGENA® NORWEGIAN FORMULA® Fragrance Free Hand Cream. This is my favorite hand cream, it’s highly concentrated skin care formula instantly leaves dry hands noticeably softer and smoother after just one application. It smells nothing at all. This product is fragrance free.

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I only use a small amount of products on my hands as shown below, just a little goes a long way.  You can see a noticeable difference in softness and smoothness on your hands after application. Your hands will feel very hydrated and will thank you for it. I’ve tried it and I’m convinced. What are you waiting for? GO!

So, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I just can’t wait to see my mom’s reaction trying out some of the products that I’ll be sharing with her. Shout out to Aveeno for making this possible.

Which products are you most interested in? Would you pick any of these items up? What should I try out next? Love to hear your thoughts!

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May PR Unboxing

 

Hi guys! Today is a PR mail unboxing. I show everything I get in the mail. I open everything up and I actually unboxed everything for you guys. If you want to see any detailed reviews of these products, leave your comments below, you guys know I read all your comments.  So, let me know which you want me review first.

So, let’s get started with this PR unboxing.

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*PR Samples

I’ve this Weleda, they’re starting to sent out PR products which you guys know I like that. I got a few samples from them in my mail recently. I’m super excited about that. Shout out to M2 Brand and thank you Weleda!

I got the Age Revitalizing Day and Night Cream, Evening Primrose Revitalizing Body Wash, Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery and last but not least is this cute Mighty Essentials travel bag. All products mentioned here are available now at Weleda online website.

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There are six skincare products catered for different skin types and skincare concern. Here’s a closeup look of what’s available on their website.

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First thing first is the Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery cream. It says here on their website “highly concentrated, soothing care for minor skin irritations and sensitivities. It’s ideal for sun exposure and after shave.

I love to be productive whenever my health allows, so last weekend as I was clearing some cedar bushes in my garden, I noticed later that my hand was super itchy with red bumps. I suspect my skin must be allergic to the cedar plants. Couldn’t have gotten this on a much better time. I applied it on and it makes the irritation less itchy and and clam the redness. I’ll continue to use and report back of any new developments.

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Next product I got is the Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Day Cream. Note that the products are cruelty free (no animal testing) in case you’re wondering.

It says on the packaging –

  • Certified Natural
  • Organic, Wild crated ingredients
  • No parabens
  • No GMOs
  • No aritificial fragrances or preservatives

This is my first time trying out the day cream so yes I’m really excited about that. I really like the consistency, it feels amazing and very moisturizing. I tried it on my hand and I notice it gives my skin a nice glow-y look. One thing I want to put it out there is that you certainly could to smell the scents of the primrose oil. I love the aromatherapy scents that feels so relaxing. I don’t mind the heavy primrose smell because it fades away eventually and it didn’t linger on which is good news.

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I went through a lot on night cream so I’m excited to try this one out tonight. I find the consistency of the night cream is a little thicker than their day cream. Both creams are not sticky or tacky whatsoever. These applies very well on skin.

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Here’s the consistency of the day cream that I want to show you guys. I really like the texture to be honest. It’s not runny or too thick to blend. So, I like it.

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I really appreciate samples that comes in full size especially when it comes to body wash. So, as I was doing the unboxing and saw this big tube of  Revitalizing Body Wash, I know I’m going to share it with my hubby. Yes, I’m excited for that  as well!

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Last but not least, I also got in the box, a Mighty Essential Travel Bag which is so cute. It includes five essentials that’s a must have when you’re travelling or on a short vacation. I’ll be going for a few short trips this summer so this comes very handy.

Weleda, Europe’s leading certified natural and organic skincare. This bag is crafted with purpose by using hand-selected plants and its source from fair trade partnerships around the world. If you want to learn more about the products and farms visit their website . You also get $3 off any one full size product with manufacturer coupon. Expires 03/31/2018.

Here’s what in the Mighty Essential 

  1. Skin Food Ultra-Rich Cream – replenish dry, rough skin from head to toe
  2. Arnica Massage Oil – soothes and restores sore muscles
  3. Almond Soothing Facial Lotion – calms and nourishes sensitive skin
  4. Salt Toothpaste – with baking soda to whiten and clean teeth
  5. Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash – antioxidant rich oil to moisturize dry skin

So, that’s about all that’s in my PR unboxing and let me know if you like to see more of this type of posts on my blog.

What are your favorite products from this brand? Let me know in the comments!
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Spring Scenery Beauty Products

 

Hey guys! It’s February and it could only mean two things. Romance and spring is coming! Yup, I could totally feel the change in the air this morning. Since Valentine’s Day is only a stone throw away I’ll showing you guys some of the product samples I got recently from a (*)PR company for an exchange of my honest opinion.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I like to keep things simple but memorable as well. So, there’s nothing worst than being unprepared for that special night. Am I right! If you’re overwhelmed by tons of products and how to, don’t fret! I got you covered with these beauty products that will have you feeling confident and ready for love.

Let’s take a peek what’s inside this PR box:

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*PR Samples

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, give your skin the ultimate date night prep with ACURE Moroccan Argan Oil in Rose. It smells amazing! Makes me feel like a rose! Aaah!!! You should really try this. It doesn’t feel greasy at all once it absorbs to skin. I used it to massage my body and it makes me feel so relaxing and smells awesome. I did tried it as a face serum too since cold weather makes my combination skin incredibly dry. I applied a small amount on my dry patches and 5 days later I could see sign of improvement on my dry patches.

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I got Acure Quick Fix Correcting Balm that contains argan oil and starflower. I really like the scent of this balm. It smells amazing! This argan oil comes in a tube packaging which  Initially I thought it was a lip balm corrector but it wasn’t. This borage and argan oil could be used to soothe calm fine lines and wrinkles plus chapped hands, feet, stretch marks and cuticles. I’m very excited to this a little longer before I share my thoughts and opinions on it.

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Super cute packaging! Ohh, isn’t it so lovely? This Honey Lip Balm is by The Green Beaver Company. This is my first experience with this brand and I’m falling head over heels on it.

I can’t really explain the scents of this lip balm but if I’ve to put the scents, I would guess it as a natural and raw beeswax smell. As I applied it on my lips, I could feel this creamy moisturizing formula enveloping on my lips. It feels so gentle and balmy. I didn’t notice any heavy or tacky feels on my lips which I really appreciate.

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This product is made with 100% natural essential oils. Behold this Lafe’s Natural Deodorant Twist Stick Bliss in Iris and Rose. Retails for $6.99 on their website. Available in four other amazing scents.

I’m not a huge fan of deodorant but this just changed everything. I’m now hooked! Awesome products that lasted all day. It has a strong fragrant scents that lingers on. If you like floral scents then this one is made for you.

Note that this product is free of aluminium and propylene glycol in case you like to know.

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Weleda is a multinational company that produces both beauty products and naturopathic medicines with it’s headquarter in Switzerland.

I got this bottle of Jardin De Vie Grenade (Pomegranate inspired) by Weleda together the my PR box. It comes in a 1.7 fl oz color gradient glass bottle packaging. It’s minimalistic though pretty. It says here on the box that this was inspired by the exotic fragrance of Persian gardens. The ingredients are alcohol and perfume from essential oils.

“Grenade” is exactly like this: Sweet and fruity. Honestly, it could be a hit or miss for me. I don’t love or hate this fragrance. I don’t have anything negative to say about it except that I personally will not reach for. The scent is too strange for my liking. I want to like it but it’s not happening. But I know some of you who likes pomegranate, orange and vanilla would definitely enjoy this fragrance.

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I was sent two products from Weleda and the next product I got is their Nail Care Pen. The packaging is simple and sleek. One side has a soft brush where you turn the bottom of the pen for products before applying on nails and cuticles.

I haven’t tried this product yet but I’m all excited to give it a try. It’s that time of the year for my nails to take a break from nail polish after the holidays. My nails could need some tender, loving and care.

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This is a random product which I wouldn’t expect to receive from the company. As you can see from the image, this toothbrush is not just any toothbrush. It’s a Travel Toothbrush by Radius Tour. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’m a sucker for cute things. So, when I saw this unfold, snap and brush travel toothbrush, I was floored. The fact that this is a cruelty free product and you can easily find it on their website or at Amazon, Well and Walmart.

I like the soft brittle brush and concept of a replaceable design very much. I like that it’s eco-friendly too. If you’re an environmentalist who is in the market for a cruelty free and travel friendly toothbrush, I say give this brand a chance.

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Last but not least, I also received these travel samples for body and hair by Acure. I’ll report back once I’ve tried them in the blog. And in the meantime, if you’re curious to know more, check out their website link for more details.

What do you think of these products? Comment below which product appeals to you the most.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Stay tuned for more popped up makeup products which I’m so excited to show you guys.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sharon xoxo

 

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