It’s 2018. Beauty tools and gadgets are flooding our shops shelves. New articles are appearing everyday telling us that without buying X, Y and Z, we’re going to have the worlds worst skin. I can’t tell you the amount of beauty tools and gadgets that I believed were going to be the best thing since sliced bread (special shout out to the blackhead hoover), when now all they do is collect dust. I adore trying out new products, but the ones mentioned below are the ones I couldn’t recommend more, and are actually worth spending your money on.
I’ve always be interested in trying out a Facial Steamer, so when I saw this one for only £20, I decided to give it a go. I don’t use it half as much as I should, but whenever I’m doing a face mask that’s not in the bath, I love to steam before hand. It really helps to open up your pores, allowing the mask to properly do it’s job. You can just do the simple bowl and towel trick, but I much prefer using the steamer instead. From helping blood circulation to hydrating your skin, It’s one of those gadgets that you need to really take your skin care to the next level.
Dare I say it but I’ve never ever tried the real Beauty Blenders before. I haven’t even tried the famous Real Technique’s dupe version. I got my hands on the Tarte Quickie Blending Sponge back when I purchased the Tarte Shape Tape. Whilst I didn’t fall head over heels for the concealer, I cherished the sponge. It gives my base such a flawless finish, and I don’t think I’m ever going to go back to using brushes again. Like I mentioned in my ‘Things That Improved My Acne Dramatically‘ post, remember to give your sponge a proper good clean once in a while.
Jade Rollers have become huge on social media over the last year. Their crystal powers are meant to help drain the lymphatic fluids that are sitting under the skin, helping to de-puff and brighten your complexion. I find that when used in conjunction with my facial oils, it really helps the product to penetrate into my skin properly. The coolness of the stone also helps with evening out your skin tone, and let’s be honest – it feels pretty relaxing and a little bit boujee.
Since trying out Magic Makeup Removing Cloths, I couldn’t imagine using anything else. Whilst they do work with just water, I use mine with my everyday cream cleanser. The soft pink cloth removes every single trace of makeup without being harsh or abrasive on your skin. How it works, I have no idea. The only thing I know is that I’m going to be using these for the rest of my life.
At BlogCon LDN, I was introduced to SmoothSkin IPL. Unfortunately, I didn’t get chance to talk to them at the event, but they very kindly sent me over one of their Bare IPL Hair Removal Devices to try out. Whilst it’s still early days, I’m wondering why the hell I didn’t try this out sooner. I have always spoken about how I wanted to save up and get professional laser hair removal, but now I don’t have too. The device is super compact and easy to use, and I can’t wait to never have to think about shaving again.
Back in the day, I used to watch a YouTuber who mentioned this Hair Removal Spring. I remember watching the video and thinking how it seemed so gimmicky, and was just a waste of money. That was until I managed to get hold of a Primark version. I’ve seen a few brave souls use this around their eyebrows, but knowing my luck I’d end up ripping the whole of my brow off. All you do is bend the spring, pop it where you want to remove hair, and then twist the handles. Sounds complicated, but it works seriously well at removal any facial hair.