Honest Personal Microderm Classic Review (Gifted)

As per my disclaimer; regardless of a gift or not, all views and opinions are strictly my own unless stated otherwise.

There’s no debate that skincare is a very popular topic in all sense of the word. At-home beauty treatments are more readily available than ever and this is where today’s product comes in. Kindly gifted to me is the Personal Microderm, which claims to match microdermabrasion treatments you can get in spas and salons. Now despite never having had this type of treatment before – I thought this would be an interesting product to try.

The kit included caps for both face and body and has 1 speed. I was pleased to see that the box came with a DVD which provides a tutorial on how to use the device; a good marketing idea for those that aren’t heavy on laptops etc. So we were off to a good start straight away, and after a few practice tries on my arm – I felt ready to go!

So what does it do?

It’s marketed at aiding with the following target areas:

  • Exfoliates
  • Brightens complexion
  • Boosts collagen
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Prevents spots from forming
  • Fades uneven pigmentation, sun damage, and age spots
  • Reduce acne scarring

The suction element pulls your skin against the spinning exfoliating disc.

I’m all for honesty and transparency when it comes to my reviews, so I will admit that I do not commonly experience the above.

So for a fair test and trial – I brought mother bear in to try the treatment too (I didn’t mind sharing the device with my own flesh and blood). Therefore, the testing journey became a 20 something vs 50 something experiment to see whose skin faired better. Results are expected at around 8-12 weeks; so there was no way I could write a review after a couple of uses.

You use the treatment once a week to allow your skin to regenerate between uses; and only go over the same patch of skin once during treatment – in outward motions typically. There are different coloured disks adhering to your skin’s sensitivity.

So does it work?

I don’t believe I have the skin type that correlates with this product’s target audience. I am blessed with naturally clear skin that isn’t overly spot-prone, but I did still want to work towards a more even skin tone and brighter complexion. Microdermabrasion allows your skincare products to really get to work under the surface – which I definitely noticed!

Session 1 22/07/2020: Easy to figure out, no discomfort, strange sensation. Skin felt tingly but very smooth and soft, my evening cleanser glided over my skin.

Session 2 29/07/2020: Upped cap to most “abrasive” setting. Left little red streaks that did fade quickly. I did notice I gained a couple of spots after my 1st session, but this can be common as it’s drawing impurities out of the skin.

Session 3 05/08/2020: Same tingly sensation

Session 4 12/08/2020: My t-zone felt a bit more sensitive after use when using my skincare products. This was my check-in point and I noticed my skin felt the softest it’s ever felt and my skin tone looked more even.

Session 5 19/08/2020: Fully used to the sensation at this point. Red marks fade quickly, great if you’re not a big makeup wearer or have somewhere to be.  Pores didn’t look too reduced. Skin looking bright and polished.

Session 6 26/08/2020: I did get a few more blemishes so this was probably an indicator to go down a cap-level.

Photo by Christina Deravedisian on Unsplash

Now alongside this, I was also using the treatment on my mother who fitted the target criteria more for the product. You can definitely see a more noticeable difference on more mature skin. My mum has beautiful skin, but she does enjoy her treatments, creams and regularly uses a DermaWand.

On more mature skin the biggest improvements were:

  • Reduced lines around the eyes and on the forehead
  • Skin around nose less dry and red
  • Skin generally brighter

I didn’t quite fit the target group for this product; but I do think it will work well on those that are looking to treat the areas mentioned earlier in this post. If you’re looking for a luxury gift for a skincare lover – please do take the time to consider this product. PMD do also offer many other goodies that may take your fancy!

Thank you so much for reading and I do hope this has given you a better insight into at-home microdermabrasion.

Until next time,

Emily x

 

 

Femme Luxe Loungewear Review (Size 12) Gifted

I was gifted the products discussed in this post, but all views and opinions are 100% my own!

In the quest to relax as much as possible during these tough times, I’m sure loungewear sales are rocketing as we want to be comfortable, but fancy getting out of our pyjamas in the morning. I’d been searching around for cute loungewear sets I could actually see myself wearing, so was glad to be approached by Femme Luxe to try some items from their loungewear collection. They kindly allowed me to choose 3 items from their range to try, so I’m here today to present you with an open and honest review!

Just as a little background; I’m around 5’10 and generally wear a size 10/12 both top and bottom depending on what the clothing item is (but I do have a bigger bust, wide hips, small bum). I’ve never ordered actual loungewear before, I’ve just picked up the odd pair of joggers here and there. I have been getting a bit sick of feeling so slouchy whilst working from home, so was interested to see what loungewear had to offer.

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Quick and Easy Pizza Recipe {AD}

Cooking, baking, you name it and I’m probably not the best at it. My mum works some serious magic in the kitchen but I can’t say that’s been inherited. She can make a dinner from scratch to feed 5 mouths in 20 minutes and I’d happily put it in a restaurant. One of her signature dishes is her homemade pizza that always goes down an absolute treat.

Growing up, my sister and I’s friends would compliment her pizza and it’s a staple treat for when we have guests over. So although I moved out of home for the whole of 2019, I didn’t once make a pizza! I was finally inspired to get in the kitchen after moving back home when I was gifted a pot of Schwartz Oregano. I thought what better time to put this to action than to make my very first pizza. And it wasn’t half bad!

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Your Guide to Paperless Post [AD]

I’ve always been a sucker for a good greetings card. I enjoy getting people cards to celebrate the small and the big things in life; it shows you’ve thought about them and it’s nice to think that you’ve put a smile on someone’s face. I buy cards both in-store but also online too, from independent designers and card makers, which is why I was so excited when I was approached by Paperless Post.

Paperless Post have been around for 10 years so I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of them before, especially in today’s digital age.

“Customise online cards, invitation and flyers that reflect your personal style – for weddings, holidays, birthdays and other meaningful events”.

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Television: My Favourites from 1999 to 2019 (AD)

Television can play such a huge part in shaping us as people, especially when many of us have been fortunate enough to own a TV or two in our homes. Having been born in 1999, with high-tech technology only a few years away – I still grew up with videos and a VCR player until DVD copies were produced. As the technology around me has upgraded, so have I as a person. I’ve watched chunky televisions weighing the same as a baby elephant, transform into sleek, modern and lightweight designs such as the Oled 4K Tv Panasonic option.

There are numerous TV shows and films I can think of that played a huge role in my upbringing, so I thought it would be fun to assemble them together. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what there is in store…

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