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Ubersonic | Review

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Afternoon all! It has been way too long. I hope you are all doing well and having a great weekend.

Today I bring you my thoughts on the the Ubersonic toothbrush, as promised on my Instagram page. 
As I mentioned on there, I had braces for 4 years so I’ve always been very careful about the things I eat, in particular avoiding foods that would stain my teeth and the obvious one, sweets; although I don’t have much of a sweet tooth anyway. I am a die hard Arm & Hammer toothpaste fan. As soon as I stop using this, I notice a difference in my teeth straight away, but what is even more important is your toothbrush. I’ve always thought electric toothbrushes were a bit of a gimmick, the heads on these things are so small, it’s just time consuming to cover all your teeth. I have been using the Ubersonic toothbrush recently, and I cannot fault it. I love the fact that this toothbrush has a rectangular yet rounded head. It makes it so much easier to brush all your teeth without going overboard (overbrushing your teeth can cause your enamel to wear). It has an incredible high speed of movement, with 35,000 vibrations per minute (insane right?!). It’s so lightweight, so it’s perfect for travelling and of course you can charge it pretty much anywhere. At £19 and with the subscription option to get new brush heads every two months for an extra £9, which you can cancel whenever you want, you just can’t go wrong. You could spend a ridiculous amount of money on an electric toothbrush that will do pretty much the same job, so I would totally recommend trying this little gem out! 

AND - fun fact of the day: It’s made from the same material as an iPhone! 

I also received the teeth whitening kit. I was a little scared about using this in case I ended up like Ross from Friends in the episode where he pretty much ended up having glow in the dark teeth, but I grew a pair overnight and I’ve used this once so far and I am so impressed, I only had the gel on my teeth for about 20 minutes (I’m an impatient human being) and saw a difference straight away, I will definitely continue using this and keep you posted on how I get on.
Side note: the moulds didn’t work for me, which I was totally fine with. I just ended up spreading the gel over my teeth and grinning like a clown continuously for 20 minutes.

Ubersonic Toothbrush and Whitening Kit - available here

Have any of you tried the toothbrush or teeth whitening kit? I’d love to know your thoughts.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and I’ll see you all in my next post!

Yogita x

*This product was sent to me, however, as always, my opinion is 100% honest.

Fenty Beauty Haul

Sunday, 25 February 2018
Namaste guys! Another fun post this Sunday, although it will just be a photo heavy post. A few months ago my sister and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Harvey Nichols to check the Fenty Beauty range out and I think it’s safe to say we got carried away. Below are the gems I picked up!

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer - available here
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation - available here (the colour range is incredible so I highly recommend getting matched in store just to be safe)
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife - available here
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio - available here (these come in a range of shades and are also sold separately, I bought them as a trio in the shade medium)
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint - available here (the pigment of this lip paint is INSANE)

Let me know if you would like to see an in depth review of the products along with swatches!
I hope you guys enjoyed this short and sweet post and loved the photos as much as I do. I thought I’d post something a little different to me just rambling on.
See you in the next one!

Yogita x

Beauty Bay Haul | Skincare

Saturday, 17 February 2018
Hi guys! Today‘s post is a quick Beauty Bay (or as I like to call them, Beauty Bae) haul. They had a promotion, where it basically meant the more you spend, the more £££ you get off your order, this was for a show on tv called ‘Survival of the Fittest’, which Beauty Bay are sponsoring. Now, I don’t watch the show but boy am I grateful it brought along this promo! I took full advantage and bought a few things that I’ve wanted to try for a very long time and a repurchase.

It is a little bit of a skincare heavy haul, but I’m someone that likes to invest more in my skincare than in my makeup. I did however, pick up one haircare product and that is the Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield. You can never rely on the British Weather and that means my frizz ball is prone to going crazy in the rain and humidity and I read some great reviews on this product so I thought why the hell not?! I’ll give it a try. 

I also picked up the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre, now this is a moisturiser that is a little pricey but bloody amazing and well worth every penny. I had totally forgotten how much I loved this and I am sure you have heard a lot about this product because everyone and their cats love this. It’s a great base for makeup and a great moisturiser on bare skin. It keeps my skin looking healthy and keeps my skin hydrated pretty much all day. I love using this after cleansing in the evening and leaving it on overnight.

Now the next two products are the ones I am most excited about because I’ve read some great reviews and I’ve heard nothing but great things about them, not to forget the wonders they claim to work. So I purchased the NIOD Sanskrit Saponins which, with continued use claims to ‘target all forms of build up, blemishes, congestion and impurities. It is suitable for all skin types. After the first use, SS leaves the skin looking nearly pore-free and its surface exceptionally cleaned, as if its radiating from within’, now if that doesn’t sell it to you, I don’t know what will. The fact that this product is made with unrefined ayurvedic ingredients is a massive selling point to me (that’s the Indian in me coming through). This is in no way a makeup remover, makeup should be removed before using this. I love that this product is kind of multi functional because it can be used as a mask (that’s my Saturday night sorted). I honestly cannot wait to use this because who the hell wouldn’t want pore free skin that looks like it is radiating from within?! 
The second NIOD product I purchased is the Mastic Must. This product is ‘a transparent masque for efficient, yet inocuous, cleaning and visible refinement of pores and impurities, resulting in immediate and maintainable visible reduction in both the number and the size of pores’. I think it’s pretty obvious that pores were the selling point for me when purchasing both these NIOD products. The way this one works is a little bizarre, which just makes me want to try it out even more. You need to apply this product to your face in the morning, leave it on for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and although not essential it is recommended that you dry your face with a blowdryer, apparently this will help enhance the results of using this product. Crazy right? As crazy as it sounds, I will try this out and let you guys know how I get on. To say that I am excited about this is an understatement.

I also purchased The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. This is a product I was meaning to try for a very long time. Less for the anti ageing properties and more so for the brightening properties. I’ve used it twice already this week and I can already see the difference, my skin is definitely a lot brighter and it hasn’t caused any sensitivity or breakouts. The Ordinary is such an inexpensive yet effective skincare brand as it is and I’ve never used a product from their brand that I don’t love. This has definitely got a thumbs up from me. So far so good!

And last but not least. I purchased the Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream. I’m not someone that suffers from wrinkles or dark under eyes so when I purchase eye creams, I usually just purchase them to avoid getting any problems with my under eyes in the future. This cream claims to target visible signs of ageing, smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles and encourages brighter, younger looking under eyes. I use this before I go to bed because it does make my eyes water a little. My Mum has been testing this out with me and she loves it because she has quite a bit of dryness around her eyes and she has said it’s the best eye cream she has ever used (she has tried a lot to target the dryness around her eyes, so that says something), and to be fair I can totally see the difference around her eyes. Dry skin around the eyes can be a little ageing so if you suffer from dry skin around the eyes, I would totally recommend this, plus it’s Mum approved. My skin is the total opposite to my mum’s and although my skin is oily, I still like to keep my skin hydrated and this has helped keep my eye area hydrated and bright. A little goes a long way with this one!

I had to pop this photo on here because packaging is a huge thing for me (call me sad), but can we just appreciate the packaging of the NIOD products? I mean HELLO.

NIOD Sanskrit Saponins - available here
NIOD Mastic Must - available here
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre - available here
Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream - this is sold out, sorry guys!
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension - available here
Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield - available here

I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I loved writing it and I shall see you sooner rather than later. 
I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Yogita x

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant | Review

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Hi guys! Has it been a while or has it been a while?! Firstly I’d like to wish you all a very late happy new year. To say that 2017 was super busy for me, would be an understatement, hence why I have been so inactive on my blog. BUT I promise to be a lot more consistent with my blog this year. Especially with Instagram being such a let down in terms of interaction and the whole order of how posts are displayed, I just don’t get what they’re doing but I am using that as motivation to be a lot more consistent with my posts on here.
Thank you to all the lovely people that have stuck with me!

I have a pretty exciting post today. I was sent a bunch of things from Dermalogica and Influenster to test out and I was so happy when the package arrived because Dermalogica have been my absolute ride or die. If you read my very first skincare post, you’ll know that their Clear Start range had a huge hand in clearing up my severe acne years ago.

I was kindly sent their Daily Superfoliant, Precleanse Balm, Special Cleansing Gel and the Skin Smoothing Cream.
I knew pretty much straight away that I’d love the Special Cleansing Balm because it is very similar to their Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash (that was a right mouthful), so I won’t bore you with saying how great it is (again) because I love it just as much as I loved the Clear Start one, so if you would like to know my thoughts on that, check out my good old skincare post.

If you’re a fan of double cleansing like myself, you will absolutely love the Precleanse Balm. This stuff is incredible at getting deep into your pores as well as taking all the gunk off the surface of your skin before you do your everyday cleansing routine. It is a balm that turns into an oil, but isn’t heavy at all. This product comes with a cleansing mitt, which is just incredible. Now, I know there’s a tonne of different mitts on the market, but this one is very gentle on the skin. I can’t fault this product, it’s gentle enough to use around the eye area, it doesn’t strip your skin of it’s natural oils and it even gets rid of waterproof makeup!

The Skin Smoothing Cream is the perfect everyday moisturiser. It does exactly what it says on the tin (or tube in this case). Once applied this cream pretty much keeps my skin hydrated all day or until I cleanse again. I have very oily skin but this didn’t feel heavy on my skin and it didn’t cause any sensitivity or breakouts. This wasn’t a product that I had used before, so as always I was a little hesitant. I have very sensitive skin so when I find products that work for my skin, I usually tend to stick with them. And I can confirm this will be one of those products.

I have been using these products for a while now and although most of the time I used them together, step-by-step; I did ocassionally mix and match them with other skincare products and they worked just as well as they did together.
But there is one product that was my absolute favourite out of the lot (although that is a bold statement because the love I have for Dermalogica is very real), if you read the title of this post, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about and that is, of course, the Daily Superfoliant. I am beyond obsessed with this and I have been using it religiously ever since I received it. It is absolute magic in a bottle. My skin has never looked as good as it does today. Having suffered from severe acne in my teen years, I had scars and an uneven texture to my skin where I had picked my spots (don’t ever pick your spots kids!). The way this product works is incredible, its a powder that you basically rub between your hands and it turns into an exfoliating paste, it activates with a little water. A lot of people think that exfoliating everyday isn’t great for your skin, which in most cases it isn’t. That’s where this product comes in. It’s gentle enough to use daily, but if you have skin that is even more sensitive than mine you can use it every other day. It contains charcoal, which is known for it’s purifying properties. It also contains Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract, which shield your skin against the damage that pollution causes.
Dermalogica were not messing around when they said this products resurfaces your skin to the smoothest it could possibly be. You can pretty much see the effects of this product after one use, so you can only imagine what it could do for your skin after a while.
My skin not only feels smooth but it also looks smooth. This product has helped make my acne scars a lot less visible and it hasn’t caused any breakouts, redness or sensitivity. It isn’t drying and it doesn’t strip your skin of its moisture. My skin tone is even, which was a huge concern of mine because of how severe my acne was and although I don’t wear makeup daily, I can see that I wouldn’t need a lot of coverage when wearing it ocassionaly. The Daily Superfoliant is a product that I will definitely be repurchasing, it has worked absolute wonders on my skin. I’ve tried products that have cost me double the amount this costs, but didn’t do anything for my skin, so in my opinion, this stuff is worth it’s weight in gold. If you haven’t tried anything from Dermalogica before, this is the perfect product to start with, especially if you’ve already got a pretty solid skincare routine but you’re missing that little something!

Dermalogica is a brand that is gluten free, vegan, paraben free, cruelty free and they don’t use artificial fragrances or colours (what’s not to love?!)

How I use the products:
I start off with the Precleanse Balm. I wet my face and rub a small amount of the product between my hands and rub it all over my face and eyes. I then use the cleansing mitt to really rub the product into my skin and into all those places our hands wouldn’t necessarily reach. I then wash the product off and use the Special Cleansing Gel and rub some product between my hands and then all over my face and neck. Once I’ve rinsed this off, I tap some of the Daily Superfoliant onto my wet hands (a little goes a long way) and rub my hands together to activate the product and turn it into a paste, I then rub this all over my face and neck in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. I do this for about a minute. I then rinse this off and pat my face dry with a clean towel. I finish off with the Skin Smoothing Cream.

I really hope you guys enjoyed this post. I shall see you in the next one!

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant - available here
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel - available here
Dermalogica Precleanse Balm - available here
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream - available here

Yogita x

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. But as always my opinion is 100% honest.