Thursday, 18 June 2015

Korean Sheet Mask Review

When it comes to sheet face masks the Koreans are at the for front! I got chatting to the_lacquerati on Facebook and she so kindly offered to send me one to try out.

The one that she sent me was from MJ Care and was the Daily Dewy Bee Venom Sheet Mask. My first thought was "Bee Venom really?!?!?" But on doing some research it is fast becoming the sort after ingredient in beauty. The Bee venom tricks the body into thinking you have been strung and increases blood flow to the top layers of the skin. This is clinically proven to stimulate the production of collagen and improve the elasticity of the skin improving the appearance of wrinkles. It also has been clinically proven to reduce the effects of menopause on the face.

The mask is also packed with jojoba, aloe and witch hazel and these are all fab at hydrating the skin and killing the bacteria that are the main causes of acne and black heads. So all in all this mask was perfect for my combination acne prone skin.

The mask was a tad tricky to unfold but it is made from 100% cotton so it is quite robust and I didn't tear it with my clumsy hands! I cleansed my face and applied the mask and left it in place for 20 minute. Once that time had elapsed it was suggested to me that I squeeze the remaining essence from the mask and massage this into the skin and allow to soak in to get the maximum effects from the mask.

(Above. The remaining essence squeezed from mask)

After wards my skin felt amazing!!!! Really plump and smooth and I have noticed that even in the few days that followed my skin continued to improve and I have noticed that a few spots I did have have reduced in size and from a single use this was amazing results.

These masks are available from sites such as eBay and Amazon. There is also a specialist Korean cosmetics website based here in the UK. I know that I will be stocking up on these as the quality and results have been astounding. 

Love ha
Nailpixi xxx

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Nails Inc Vitamin E Cuticle Oil Pen Review

I received this pen as part of my prize for Grazia's Manicure Monday competition and loved it so much I thought I would let you guys know about it.

This pen normally retails for £14.00 direct from Nails Inc. It comes in a pen form much like an eyeliner and it twists from the bottom to release the product. To apply the oil it has a brush tip for precise application.

The oil itself is lavender scented and loaded with vitamin E which not only nourishes and hydrates your cuticle and nail bed but also promotes healthy nail growth. It is a very light oil and adsorbs very quickly and doesn't leave your fingers feeling like they have been dipped in an oil slick. The lavender scent is just powerful enough, if lavender isn't your thing, and does fade quickly once rubbed in.

Of all the cuticle oils I have used in the past few years this had to be one of my favourite ones I have used. The ease of application and also the stylish pen design makes it really easy to use and carry around with you. The only stumbling point I have is the price £14 for 1.6mls (0.054 fl oz) is a bit on the steep side. But giving the fact it's stacked full of premium ingredients and also the results I have seen in the improvement of my cuticle and also my nails are growing stronger I think this pen is worth the outlay.

Once this pens finishes I do think that I will re purchase as I would rather pay slightly more and use sparingly than have to lather it on constantly and re purchase more often.

Love ya