Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Diva D'or Micro Needle Roller

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1) Disinfect the Roller Head with Medical grade alcohol before and after each use. 2) Use alcohol or a cleanser to clean your skin before the micro-needle treatment. 3) Roll over the skin while applying slight pressure in horizontal, vertical and diagonal directions on each part of the treated area. Reduce speed and pressure while changing directions. 4) Apply a vitamin and mineral enriched skin care product such as a cream, serum or mask.

Love doing your own skincare treatment at home? Well I do so when I was asked if I would like to try this, I jumped into it! Without anything to compare it with and without any research prior to using this, I must admit I was pretty scared. The look of the needle seem to look large to me. Upon inspection, that is using my pointy finger and touching it, it actually didn't hurt (whew!). So then I decided this is not bad - if I don't put too much pressure then it wouldn't bleed and totally destroy my dermis. I'm all for skincare products that are topical but once it is invasive I prefer not to do it. However for this one, though they might be needles that are 1.00mm for me they are still topical because it acts as an aid for the skincare product to be absorbed fully. Good news is that it is suitable for all skin care types. 

The packaging was efficient in a way that it was sanitary. The product is enclosed in its own plastic case where there is a rest for the head, a plastic post could be found in the middle of the case to lock the product and stop it from wiggling around inside and it closes and open easily with it's groove that runs around that easily inserts itself onto the base. Upon opening, the whole case is inside a bag of plastic - the kind which I often see during my nursing years which means it is safe, sterile and sanitary. The box also contained sufficient instructions on how to use the micro needle that makes it handy for first time users like me. 

The product has a slim curve design that is perfect for handling. It enables to easily maneuver it around the face. Along with the case it, I think it is a perfect companion for traveling. The needle head rolls very smoothly without any problem so you can go fast or slow anytime you want. The needle themselves are perfectly aligned and even with the hyaluronic acid on my face it wasn't sticking too much and easy to change angles as instructed.

According to instructions, it is best to apply some Vitamin C or hydrating serum such as hyaluronic acid so the needle will be moving freely. I tried it in my wrist first and for sure without any moisturizer, the needles stick to my skin and slightly drag them. The application was indeed safe and was definitely not scary at all. Sometimes it was ticklish, other times it felt like it was stinging. I moved it up and down on an area and crisscross and I can see the lines when serum has dried. After the procedure, I felt slight stinging sensation which felt good. I also used this after shower so my pores were open. For the last step, I applied retinol serum and I felt a difference already. It was absorbed very fast and it felt smooth throughout the day. 

For more information about the product, click this for their Amazon site.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in exchange for my honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lacka-DAISY-cal | OOTD

What I'm wearing: Peter Pilotto for Target dress, Michael by Michael Kors cardigan, Lulu Guinness purse, BCBGMAXAZRIA sunnies and Shoemint heels.

Now's the time to be busting out those floral dresses because spring is just around the corner and I could feel it calling my name right now. I did love it when we had to adjust the time for the daylight savings and driving everyday seeing an extra daylight for an hour or so indeed put a spring in my step! 

Exaggerating aside, feminine and vintage themes is my thing to do during spring so you might see a lot of those in the coming days here in my blog. Floral prints are a timeless trend that balances the fashion world. Almost any OOTD pics I see in Instagram with florals puts a smile on my face or even when a fashion blogger holds a bouquet of flowers, it definitely melts my heart (flower addict!). I added a little bit of quirk with my accessories hence the Lulu Guinness shop bag that I am truly obsessed of right now. Paired it with the pewter details of this Shoemint heels to blend nicely with the dark colors going on in my outfit. By the way these heels are so comfortable, I don't even know that I am wearing them. Last but not the least did I mention the additional fluff of the dress? Yes, there is a layer of tulle underneath that gives it more volume and makes me feeling twirly like a circus girl. Well I'm off to dreamland - happy gorgeous weekend my darling fashionistas!!!

If anyone's wandering this place is Shops on El Paseo on Palm Desert. Love the high street with eclectic and modern vibe so it was definitely on the list of our favorite hangouts. :)



- Gift Princess

Review: goPURE Naturals Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil

  • Premium Grade, Grade A - Fractionated Coconut Oil - the Best Carrier Oil and Moisturizer
  • Fractionated coconut oil is a lightweight emollient that provides an effective barrier for the skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. A must-have for dry or sensitive skin; it leaves you feeling smooth and hydrated, never sticky or greasy.
  • It is a highly cost-effective oil, and because it will never go rancid, it can be mixed with other more expensive carrier oils to extend their shelf life. It is colorless and odorless, and it incorporates perfectly with other oils without altering their scent, appearance or effectiveness.
  • Each bottle contains 100% pure and natural fractionated coconut oil, ideal for use is soaps, lotions, hair care products, ointments and other DIY health and beauty treatments. Fractionated coconut oil offers all the benefits of coconut oil, with the added convenience of an indefinite shelf life, long term stability and resistance to rancidity.

A good formula to keep nearby for fellow dry and sensitive skin like me would be coconut oil. We have all heard someone say in our lifetime that coconut has a lot of benefits. I agree to that! Growing up in the Oriental East, we have a tropical weather and that means more tropical plants grow naturally namely coconuts among the thousands of thems. I grew up eating coconut flesh, drinking coconut juice as water and even most of our household items are derived from coconut husks or its fibers. While it is good for the internal organs such as kidneys and such, it is also beneficial for the external as well - our skin, hair and cuticles. Manufacturer stated that this is 100% fractionated coconut oil and that it is equivalent to the solid coconut butters or creams that are sold everywhere. It has a long shelf life when mixed with other ingredients and it is ideal who likes to DIY their skincare. In the future, I will use this for essential oils, maybe mix in a little lavender scent for that therapeutic aroma. Overall, I think it is a great investment to have this in hand for it can be used for several things and is beneficial to health conscious people like me.

To learn more about this product, visit this link to their Amazon site.

Here is an article for the different uses of coconut oil: 101 Uses for Coconut Oil

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.