Monthly Archives: February 2020

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WIN a Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box Set

Category : Weight Loss

WIN a Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box Set

If you thought we were all competition-ed out after our crazy month of competitions in December, you’d be wrong. Everyone loves a good competition, right? Right!

We’ve got a Precision Sports Care in a Box set to give away from our friends at Bullet & Bone, worth £39.99. Bullet & Bone is endorsed by two-time Olympian and professor of Sport Science, Greg Whyte OBE, so you know it’s good stuff.

This is what they say about it:

The perfect gift for a sports-mad family member or friend.  A complete set of all four Bullet & Bone products packed in a beautiful, high quality, presentation gift box.

The gift set provides a complete regime of products to optimise warm-up, performance and recovery to deliver the maximum possible benefits. 

What better gift can you give to the special sports enthusiast in your life than one which helps improve their performance and helps them enjoy their sports more?

With all the products tested by elite athletes and recommended by Olympian, Sports Scientist and Physical Activity Expert Professor Greg Whyte OBE, celebrity personal trainers and Performance Expert, Winston Squire, you can trust all the products to deliver great results.

The Gift Set contains: 

1 x Muscle Rub 100ml

1 x Vapour Balm 100ml

1 x Protective Moisturiser 100ml

1 x Cooling Recovery Body 250ml 

The muscle activating rub, vapour release balm, protective moisturising spray and cooling body wash all contain targeted, evidence-based properties that assist with those all-important marginal gains. The unique, power base of three active, natural ingredients across the Bullet & Bone range of maca extract, magnesium and jasmine are known to hold properties that improve stamina, speed, alertness, concentration and recovery. Like any sporting ritual these potent, topical products will be helpful for all levels of sportsmen.

The set also comes with the added benefit of an enclosed discount code offering 20% off any future purchases of the products through the Bullet & Bone website.

Bullet & Bone is a world first. It offers breakthrough, precision skincare engineered to be used when physically active and contains potent, natural ingredients that enhance sporting performance.

Enter the competition below, or click here if you can’t see the Gleam widget.

WIN Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box


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Getting Ready for Valentine’s with BLACK ROUGE’s Color Lock Heart Tint & Crystal Heart Lock Shadow

Category : Beauty

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Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes
The YesStyle Beauty Lab

With Valentine’s just around the corner, I figured this was a great time to review BLACK ROUGE’s Color Lock Heart Tint and Crystal Heart Lock Shadow. In particular, the tints come in the cutest heart-shaped gradient tubes that positively scream Valentine’s, so I wanted to see if – true to the packaging – these products would be just the thing to incorporate into my makeup look this February 14.

Color Lock Heart Tint

These photogenic tints are formulated with shea butter and rosehip oil to moisturize and soften lips. BLACK ROUGE’s Air Fit Formula claims to cover fine lines and offer a blurring effect, while its gel oil is meant to melt on lips and create a smooth, gradated finish. To carry more product and ensure precise application, the Color Lock Heart Tint comes with a tilted reservoir tip applicator – a teardrop-shape applicator with a pointed tip and divot in the middle. The cherry on top is its sugary sweet fruity scent.

This collection of lip tints offers five different colors. H01 Carrot Cheese is a lively coral that really illuminates the face with its fun, youthful vibe. Unabashedly girly and reminiscent of Barbie’s signature color, H02 Heartbeat Rose is a bold and attention-grabbing hot pink shade. H03 You&Me Grapefruit is a tomato red that’s great for a classic bombshell night-out look, while H04 Sweet Berry is a deep purplish ruby red. The least flashy and most wearable shade of the bunch, H05 Provoke Cherry is a flattering and dramatic wine red.

The colors are bright and undiluted, and just a little product will cover your lips completely with intense color. The selling point of these tints is their highly pigmented, long-lasting color payoff and I must agree that it does deliver – I just wish the colors were a little more subtle and buildable. As they are, I think these tints are more suitable for stage makeup, costume parties and the like. Those who tend to shy away from loud colors might consider applying a clear gloss over the tint or simply blotting your lips after application.

Coming in a thick, creamy texture, these matte tints might create some slight clumps on the applicator but are otherwise very easy to apply and spread over lips. The formula settles on lips very quickly, leaving a smooth, weightless finish. However, due to their intense pigmentation, it’s quite obvious and patchy-looking when some product comes off after eating or drinking. I love the idea of keeping one of these in my purse like some sort of lucky-charm-meets-love-potion, but I think they’re going to remain as more of a unique collectible than an integral part of my everyday makeup routine.

Crystal Heart Lock Shadow

There are two palettes to choose from, CH01 Coral Coffret and CH02 Rose Coffret. Both offer four shades to create a complete eye makeup look. These four shades transition seamlessly in terms of darkness, allowing you to create a well-blended effect. The shadows are smooth, easy to apply, pigmented and long-lasting. Although I didn’t encounter any fallout when testing the products, the glitter shades did crumble slightly inside the palette. I would advise being cautious with these palettes when carrying them around – you probably also want to keep them at home during your travels.

CH01 Coral Coffret contains Dried Coral, a soft baby pink base shade; Coral Parch, a sparkly gold; Sand Bling, a shimmery copper; and Milk Choco, a dark brown color for shading and lining the eyes. These four shades can be worn all together, on their own, or in different combinations. You could go for a minimal, subdued look with just Dried Coral and Milk Choco, or use Coral Parch and Sand Bling to brighten up the corners of the eyes for a festive party look. CH02 Rose Coffret includes Dried Rose, a pale base shade similar to Dried Coral, but with a tan tinge instead of a pink one. Rose Parch is a glittery pink shadow with iridescent, prismatic sparkles, while Pink Muhly is a shimmery, elegant rose gold. Black Swan is a basic deep brown shade that’s ever-so-slightly lighter than Coral Coffret’s Milk Choco.

If you’re going for a demure vibe this Valentine’s, pair the pink shades from the Rose Coffret palette with your favorite nude MLBB lipstick – finish off by patting some of that pink eye shadow on your cheeks for a glowy flush. If you’re going for a daring look to suit your playful personality, the neutral shades from Coral Coffret would pair well with the vibrant hues from the Color Lock Heart Tint range to let your lips do the talking!


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Small Talk: Mediheal’s BTS Moisturizing Care Special Set & Soothing Care Special Set

Category : Beauty

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Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

With the release of BTS’s highly anticipated Map of the Soul: 7, we figured there’s no better time to dip our toes into the endless expanse that is BTS merch – starting with the BTS x Mediheal masks! Did we prefer the photo cards to the masks itself, or did these sweet sheets give us Jin-worthy skin? Read on to find out!

Dianne: Good morning~~~ Startin’ off the day with a good ole sheet mask LOL

Zoe: Girl 😂 What sheet mask are you wearing?

Dianne: The Mediheal x BTS mask! #ARMYlyf

This one is the TeaTree Care Solution Essential Mask EX.

Sarah: I see you’re hyping yourself up for BTS’s new album with all this 🔥 merch.

Zoe: I bet you lot were eyeing the photo cards that come with the masks 😂

Dianne: YUSSSSSS y’know it! I’m trying the other sheet masks in the set too! Who wants to try them all out with me?

Maureen: Yay! ME! Not a BTS fan but defo wanna try Mediheal masks.

Zoe: It’s been a while since I’ve used a sheet mask so yussss, let’s do this! 🙌

Sarah: You know I’m always down for anything BTS-related!

Which of the sets do you girls wanna try? What are everyone’s skin concerns atm~

Maureen: I need soothing!

Michelle: I just need lots and lots of MOISTURE.

Zoe: Same! And also to strengthen my skin barrier!

Dianne: This Moisturizing Set includes the D:NA Proatin Mask for dry/combo skin, and the Tea Tree Care Solution Essential Mask EX for oily/combo skin. That sounds pretty much like what we need.

Zoe: Basically everything 😂

Maureen: Let’s try this 👍

Dianne: Have you guys tried the masks yet?

Sarah: Yess and I loved how the two masks came in different materials! The tea tree mask was really light and soothing while the D:NA Proatin Mask’s thick sheet and even thicker essence gave me SO much moisture 😍

Zoe: The tea tree one is so soothing and I loved the scent as well!

Dianne: Ugh yess, the tea tree one is so refreshing! Plus it’s Jungkook and J-Hope’s fave too! ❤️

Ingredients and functions of the three masks plus BTS’s personalized picks

Sarah: Did you guys notice the pressed Mediheal logo all over the tea tree mask?

Zoe: Yessssss, the logo-emblazoned look is trending! I was a little sad it wasn’t as visible when I was wearing it haha.

Maureen: Is that only on the tea tree one? :O

Dianne: Yeah, it’s only on their Bemlise mask sheet. The other one doesn’t have it – it’s a thicker PT Cell mask sheet.

Btw Maureen how did your skin react to the tea tree sheet mask? It’s formulated for oily, combi and sensitive skin.

Maureen: My skin loves it! Even though it’s supposed to be for oily skin, I still find it very moisturizing in a refreshing kind of way 🥰 It also doesn’t carry any strong scent of tea tree.

Michelle: Oh the only thing I wasn’t sure about was the scent! I generally like everything un-fragranced lol.

Zoe: I think I have a mild addiction to the scent of tea tree. Used to sniff tea tree oils all the time 😂

Maureen:

Dianne: If we’re talking about scents, I defos like the D:NA Proatin Mask’s fragrance more, tho I wasn’t a big fan of the thick milky essence.

Sarah: I was so surprised by how thick the essence was! Straight up felt like a moisturizer I could rub all over my hands and elbows 😍 I thought the fragrance was a bit too heavy actually… I could still smell it on me the next morning.

Zoe: I love love love the D:NA mask! ❤️ The PT cell sheet is a bit small though – some of it covered my top lip 😅 The smell is hard to describe tbh, but I think it has a hint of mint?

Dianne: Lol too big for me, but I do like how both of them just STICK to the face. It’s not drooping everywhere even tho it’s soaked in essence.

Michelle: Haha too small for me (with my large face) but yea the adherence is great!

Zoe: I actually really loved the texture. It’s milky and I think that’s why its effects lasted much longer. My skin felt so soft after slapping it all over my face and body 😂

Maureen: That’s prob bc u have really dryyyy skin. Dianne,  didn’t you find the D:NA too nourishing for oily skin?

Dianne: Yes! Defos too nourishing but it did leave my skin feeling uber-soft.

Maureen: Maybe it’s just me then. I left the essence on overnight and literally woke up like a greasy pan 😕

Zoe: But I thought you have dry skin?

Maureen: Yup but I also don’t like creamy masks coz of my adult acne 😛 I feel like I’d love it if I lived in a dryer place.

Michelle: I wanted to like this one so bad, but it left my skin somewhat itchy! I had to take it off after 10 minutes 😭

Sarah: I didn’t experience any greasiness or itchiness, but tbh both the masks left my skin feeling sticky 😢

Zoe: Oh wow, I didn’t have any of these problems. My skin was actually really velvety after the essence dried 😮

Maureen: I guess I can bring this to Japan or Korea when I travel.

Zoe: I wanna bring it with me on long haul flights for sure.

Dianne: Defos love the sheet masks and the packaging – ESPECIALLY THE CARDS! My ARMY heart is satisfied 🤩

I love the all-white photoshoot from the Moisturizing Set and the casual, New York vibes of this Soothing Set.

Maureen: What’s in this box?

Dianne: It has a P.D.F. AC Dressing Ampoule mask for oily/sensitive skin and also the same tea tree care mask from the other box!

Sarah: Should we try this one out as well? Will prob be perfect for Dianne and Maureen 😃

Dianne: Yesss! I want more of that tea tree mask!

Maureen: You had me at AC dressing!

Dianne: Yess, this set is defos for me! I think the P.D.F. AC Dressing Ampoule mask really gave my skin a healthy glow. Apparently this is Jimin & Jin’s go-to mask on their days off, and I can totally understand since it’s so rejuvenating 😍

Michelle: Totally lovin’ this! Wasn’t sure at the beginning cos it’s for oily skin, but surprisingly it’s really refreshing.

Zoe: I was surprised by how moisturizing it is considering it isn’t really recommended for dry skin!

Maureen: I like this one the most, but perhaps I was already won over by its name 😊 It feels almost the same as the tea tree but more moisturizing.

Sarah: This one felt pretty similar to the tea tree mask for me! Maybe with a slightly more refreshing and glowy finish, but that might be confirmation bias lol.

Michelle: I thought it was really moisturizing as well!

Maureen: It contains hydrolyzed collagen, maybe that’s why.

Dianne: I love how the formula is really fast-absorbing too. It didn’t leave my skin feeling sticky afterward.

Michelle: I’ve def got a soft spot for the tea tree one, but I think the AC Dressing mask takes the top spot for me – great fit and even better finishing!

Dianne: No way! I definitely prefer the tea tree mask. It’s sooo soothing, refreshing and non-sticky. It also makes my skin less oily the next day.

What’s everyone’s favorite?

Sarah: The D:NA Proatin mask has to be my fave 💯 I just loved how smooth, creamy and luxurious it felt.

Zoe: I mean they’re all good! But the DNA one was definitely my fave. The fit was a little too snug though – it covered my top lip but was perfect around the eye area.

Dianne: Lol the flap looked like a mustache.

Maureen: I also wondered what that flap was for and whether I was putting it on right.

Sarah: Lmao same I was like

Zoe: I guess it doubles as a lip mask.

Maureen: I love both the tea tree and the AC, but I have to say the AC works best for me.

Dianne: My skin be looking flawless with all them masks tho.

The Verdict


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WIN a Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box Set

Category : Weight Loss

WIN a Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box Set

If you thought we were all competition-ed out after our crazy month of competitions in December, you’d be wrong. Everyone loves a good competition, right? Right!

We’ve got a Precision Sports Care in a Box set to give away from our friends at Bullet & Bone, worth £39.99. Bullet & Bone is endorsed by two-time Olympian and professor of Sport Science, Greg Whyte OBE, so you know it’s good stuff.

This is what they say about it:

The perfect gift for a sports-mad family member or friend.  A complete set of all four Bullet & Bone products packed in a beautiful, high quality, presentation gift box.

The gift set provides a complete regime of products to optimise warm-up, performance and recovery to deliver the maximum possible benefits. 

What better gift can you give to the special sports enthusiast in your life than one which helps improve their performance and helps them enjoy their sports more?

With all the products tested by elite athletes and recommended by Olympian, Sports Scientist and Physical Activity Expert Professor Greg Whyte OBE, celebrity personal trainers and Performance Expert, Winston Squire, you can trust all the products to deliver great results.

The Gift Set contains: 

1 x Muscle Rub 100ml

1 x Vapour Balm 100ml

1 x Protective Moisturiser 100ml

1 x Cooling Recovery Body 250ml 

The muscle activating rub, vapour release balm, protective moisturising spray and cooling body wash all contain targeted, evidence-based properties that assist with those all-important marginal gains. The unique, power base of three active, natural ingredients across the Bullet & Bone range of maca extract, magnesium and jasmine are known to hold properties that improve stamina, speed, alertness, concentration and recovery. Like any sporting ritual these potent, topical products will be helpful for all levels of sportsmen.

The set also comes with the added benefit of an enclosed discount code offering 20% off any future purchases of the products through the Bullet & Bone website.

Bullet & Bone is a world first. It offers breakthrough, precision skincare engineered to be used when physically active and contains potent, natural ingredients that enhance sporting performance.

Enter the competition below, or click here if you can’t see the Gleam widget.

WIN Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box


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Mamaearth Oil Free Moisturizer with Apple Cider Vinegar Review

Category : Beauty

Today I will be sharing my experience on Mamaearth Oil-Free Moisturizer with Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a great ingredient for oily skin. It helps in balancing the pH of the skin and provides the requires hydration to the skin. 

Mamaearth Oil Free Moisturizer with Apple Cider Vinegar Review

I don’t have much time on an everyday basis to come up with my own DIY apple cider vinegar skin care recipes. I need to put my trust on readymade products. I heard lots of good things about this moisturizer from my friends.

Lately my sister bought this moisturizer and I got a chance to try it out. I really liked the aftereffects so I ended up buying my own tube. After using it for the past month,here’s what I think about it.

Mamaearth Oil Free Moisturizer with Apple Cider Vinegar Review

About Mamaearth Oil-Free Moisturizer with Apple Cider Vinegar

Mamaearth’s oil free moisturizer helps in balancing the pH level of skin and thus reduces acne breakout. It helps in retaining natural moisture of skin thus making it smooth and elastic.

It not just works on reducing existing acne and pimples but also cleans the oil and closes the pores to prevent their occurrence any further. The non-greasy cream is free from toxins, silicone, paraben, SLS and harmful chemicals.

Features: 

  1. Oil-free moisturiser ideal for acne-prone and oily skin
  2. Dermatologically-tested, hypoallergenic
  3. The product is free from sulfates, paraben, SLS, mineral oil, petroleum, artificial preservatives, colors and fragrances

Mamaearth Oil Free Moisturizer with Apple Cider Vinegar Review

Packaging: It comes in a white plastic tube with flip-open cap. TThe packaging is sleek and extremely sturdy. That makes it a perfect companion for travels. I have bought the full size containing 80ml product.

This one also comes in a travel pack of 30ml. The tube comes housed in a cardboard box. Both the body of the tube and the box mentions complete ingredient list and other details regarding the product.

Colour & Consistency: As this is free from artificial colours, the moisturizer look pure white. Its consistency is thick and creamy though it settles into a matte finish after blending.

It spreads evenly on the skin and gets absorbed easily. It gives a moist matte finish. It does not leave any sticky residue behind.

Fragrance: This cream has a very light fragrance. The fragrance is very unique and stays for a few minutes only. This moisturizer contains no chemical fragrance, its smell comes from natural resources like essential oils.

Mamaearth Oil Free Moisturizer with Apple Cider Vinegar Review

Quantity & Price: This is priced at Rs.299 for 80ml. The price seems okay to me because of its formulation an packaging. It does not contain parabens or silicones, artificial colours and fragrances.

Plus, the product is environment friendly and plastic positive. You can buy it at good discount on sale time. So, the price is kind of justified. 

My Overall Thoughts:

My skin loves non-comedogenic moisturizers. They are light on skin and do not cause blocked pores. The mamaearth moisturizer is both light and non-comedogenic. So, it has become one of my staple products in skin care. The moisturizer looks very creamy and thick. But, it gets completely matte when I massage it into my skin.

I use strong oil-cleansing face washes. So, extremely light moisturizers like plain aloe vera gel doesn’t work for me. I need a little nourishing product. This cream nourishes my skin properly. It helps to heal the dry patches of my skin slowly and reduces the strtchy feel.

The skin feels soft and smooth. I don’t use makeup regularly. I have used this as primer. It does a decent job at priming and helps the foundation to blend easily.  

Rating: 4.5/5

 

*Written By Sreeparna


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Getting Ready for Valentine’s with BLACK ROUGE’s Color Lock Heart Tint & Crystal Heart Lock Shadow

Category : Beauty

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Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes
The YesStyle Beauty Lab

With Valentine’s just around the corner, I figured this was a great time to review BLACK ROUGE’s Color Lock Heart Tint and Crystal Heart Lock Shadow. In particular, the tints come in the cutest heart-shaped gradient tubes that positively scream Valentine’s, so I wanted to see if – true to the packaging – these products would be just the thing to incorporate into my makeup look this February 14.

Color Lock Heart Tint

These photogenic tints are formulated with shea butter and rosehip oil to moisturize and soften lips. BLACK ROUGE’s Air Fit Formula claims to cover fine lines and offer a blurring effect, while its gel oil is meant to melt on lips and create a smooth, gradated finish. To carry more product and ensure precise application, the Color Lock Heart Tint comes with a tilted reservoir tip applicator – a teardrop-shape applicator with a pointed tip and divot in the middle. The cherry on top is its sugary sweet fruity scent.

This collection of lip tints offers five different colors. H01 Carrot Cheese is a lively coral that really illuminates the face with its fun, youthful vibe. Unabashedly girly and reminiscent of Barbie’s signature color, H02 Heartbeat Rose is a bold and attention-grabbing hot pink shade. H03 You&Me Grapefruit is a tomato red that’s great for a classic bombshell night-out look, while H04 Sweet Berry is a deep purplish ruby red. The least flashy and most wearable shade of the bunch, H05 Provoke Cherry is a flattering and dramatic wine red.

The colors are bright and undiluted, and just a little product will cover your lips completely with intense color. The selling point of these tints is their highly pigmented, long-lasting color payoff and I must agree that it does deliver – I just wish the colors were a little more subtle and buildable. As they are, I think these tints are more suitable for stage makeup, costume parties and the like. Those who tend to shy away from loud colors might consider applying a clear gloss over the tint or simply blotting your lips after application.

Coming in a thick, creamy texture, these matte tints might create some slight clumps on the applicator but are otherwise very easy to apply and spread over lips. The formula settles on lips very quickly, leaving a smooth, weightless finish. However, due to their intense pigmentation, it’s quite obvious and patchy-looking when some product comes off after eating or drinking. I love the idea of keeping one of these in my purse like some sort of lucky-charm-meets-love-potion, but I think they’re going to remain as more of a unique collectible than an integral part of my everyday makeup routine.

Crystal Heart Lock Shadow

There are two palettes to choose from, CH01 Coral Coffret and CH02 Rose Coffret. Both offer four shades to create a complete eye makeup look. These four shades transition seamlessly in terms of darkness, allowing you to create a well-blended effect. The shadows are smooth, easy to apply, pigmented and long-lasting. Although I didn’t encounter any fallout when testing the products, the glitter shades did crumble slightly inside the palette. I would advise being cautious with these palettes when carrying them around – you probably also want to keep them at home during your travels.

CH01 Coral Coffret contains Dried Coral, a soft baby pink base shade; Coral Parch, a sparkly gold; Sand Bling, a shimmery copper; and Milk Choco, a dark brown color for shading and lining the eyes. These four shades can be worn all together, on their own, or in different combinations. You could go for a minimal, subdued look with just Dried Coral and Milk Choco, or use Coral Parch and Sand Bling to brighten up the corners of the eyes for a festive party look. CH02 Rose Coffret includes Dried Rose, a pale base shade similar to Dried Coral, but with a tan tinge instead of a pink one. Rose Parch is a glittery pink shadow with iridescent, prismatic sparkles, while Pink Muhly is a shimmery, elegant rose gold. Black Swan is a basic deep brown shade that’s ever-so-slightly lighter than Coral Coffret’s Milk Choco.

If you’re going for a demure vibe this Valentine’s, pair the pink shades from the Rose Coffret palette with your favorite nude MLBB lipstick – finish off by patting some of that pink eye shadow on your cheeks for a glowy flush. If you’re going for a daring look to suit your playful personality, the neutral shades from Coral Coffret would pair well with the vibrant hues from the Color Lock Heart Tint range to let your lips do the talking!


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Small Talk: Mediheal’s BTS Moisturizing Care Special Set & Soothing Care Special Set

Category : Beauty

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Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

With the release of BTS’s highly anticipated Map of the Soul: 7, we figured there’s no better time to dip our toes into the endless expanse that is BTS merch – starting with the BTS x Mediheal masks! Did we prefer the photo cards to the masks itself, or did these sweet sheets give us Jin-worthy skin? Read on to find out!

Dianne: Good morning~~~ Startin’ off the day with a good ole sheet mask LOL

Zoe: Girl 😂 What sheet mask are you wearing?

Dianne: The Mediheal x BTS mask! #ARMYlyf

This one is the TeaTree Care Solution Essential Mask EX.

Sarah: I see you’re hyping yourself up for BTS’s new album with all this 🔥 merch.

Zoe: I bet you lot were eyeing the photo cards that come with the masks 😂

Dianne: YUSSSSSS y’know it! I’m trying the other sheet masks in the set too! Who wants to try them all out with me?

Maureen: Yay! ME! Not a BTS fan but defo wanna try Mediheal masks.

Zoe: It’s been a while since I’ve used a sheet mask so yussss, let’s do this! 🙌

Sarah: You know I’m always down for anything BTS-related!

Which of the sets do you girls wanna try? What are everyone’s skin concerns atm~

Maureen: I need soothing!

Michelle: I just need lots and lots of MOISTURE.

Zoe: Same! And also to strengthen my skin barrier!

Dianne: This Moisturizing Set includes the D:NA Proatin Mask for dry/combo skin, and the Tea Tree Care Solution Essential Mask EX for oily/combo skin. That sounds pretty much like what we need.

Zoe: Basically everything 😂

Maureen: Let’s try this 👍

Dianne: Have you guys tried the masks yet?

Sarah: Yess and I loved how the two masks came in different materials! The tea tree mask was really light and soothing while the D:NA Proatin Mask’s thick sheet and even thicker essence gave me SO much moisture 😍

Zoe: The tea tree one is so soothing and I loved the scent as well!

Dianne: Ugh yess, the tea tree one is so refreshing! Plus it’s Jungkook and J-Hope’s fave too! ❤️

Ingredients and functions of the three masks plus BTS’s personalized picks

Sarah: Did you guys notice the pressed Mediheal logo all over the tea tree mask?

Zoe: Yessssss, the logo-emblazoned look is trending! I was a little sad it wasn’t as visible when I was wearing it haha.

Maureen: Is that only on the tea tree one? :O

Dianne: Yeah, it’s only on their Bemlise mask sheet. The other one doesn’t have it – it’s a thicker PT Cell mask sheet.

Btw Maureen how did your skin react to the tea tree sheet mask? It’s formulated for oily, combi and sensitive skin.

Maureen: My skin loves it! Even though it’s supposed to be for oily skin, I still find it very moisturizing in a refreshing kind of way 🥰 It also doesn’t carry any strong scent of tea tree.

Michelle: Oh the only thing I wasn’t sure about was the scent! I generally like everything un-fragranced lol.

Zoe: I think I have a mild addiction to the scent of tea tree. Used to sniff tea tree oils all the time 😂

Maureen:

Dianne: If we’re talking about scents, I defos like the D:NA Proatin Mask’s fragrance more, tho I wasn’t a big fan of the thick milky essence.

Sarah: I was so surprised by how thick the essence was! Straight up felt like a moisturizer I could rub all over my hands and elbows 😍 I thought the fragrance was a bit too heavy actually… I could still smell it on me the next morning.

Zoe: I love love love the D:NA mask! ❤️ The PT cell sheet is a bit small though – some of it covered my top lip 😅 The smell is hard to describe tbh, but I think it has a hint of mint?

Dianne: Lol too big for me, but I do like how both of them just STICK to the face. It’s not drooping everywhere even tho it’s soaked in essence.

Michelle: Haha too small for me (with my large face) but yea the adherence is great!

Zoe: I actually really loved the texture. It’s milky and I think that’s why its effects lasted much longer. My skin felt so soft after slapping it all over my face and body 😂

Maureen: That’s prob bc u have really dryyyy skin. Dianne,  didn’t you find the D:NA too nourishing for oily skin?

Dianne: Yes! Defos too nourishing but it did leave my skin feeling uber-soft.

Maureen: Maybe it’s just me then. I left the essence on overnight and literally woke up like a greasy pan 😕

Zoe: But I thought you have dry skin?

Maureen: Yup but I also don’t like creamy masks coz of my adult acne 😛 I feel like I’d love it if I lived in a dryer place.

Michelle: I wanted to like this one so bad, but it left my skin somewhat itchy! I had to take it off after 10 minutes 😭

Sarah: I didn’t experience any greasiness or itchiness, but tbh both the masks left my skin feeling sticky 😢

Zoe: Oh wow, I didn’t have any of these problems. My skin was actually really velvety after the essence dried 😮

Maureen: I guess I can bring this to Japan or Korea when I travel.

Zoe: I wanna bring it with me on long haul flights for sure.

Dianne: Defos love the sheet masks and the packaging – ESPECIALLY THE CARDS! My ARMY heart is satisfied 🤩

I love the all-white photoshoot from the Moisturizing Set and the casual, New York vibes of this Soothing Set.

Maureen: What’s in this box?

Dianne: It has a P.D.F. AC Dressing Ampoule mask for oily/sensitive skin and also the same tea tree care mask from the other box!

Sarah: Should we try this one out as well? Will prob be perfect for Dianne and Maureen 😃

Dianne: Yesss! I want more of that tea tree mask!

Maureen: You had me at AC dressing!

Dianne: Yess, this set is defos for me! I think the P.D.F. AC Dressing Ampoule mask really gave my skin a healthy glow. Apparently this is Jimin & Jin’s go-to mask on their days off, and I can totally understand since it’s so rejuvenating 😍

Michelle: Totally lovin’ this! Wasn’t sure at the beginning cos it’s for oily skin, but surprisingly it’s really refreshing.

Zoe: I was surprised by how moisturizing it is considering it isn’t really recommended for dry skin!

Maureen: I like this one the most, but perhaps I was already won over by its name 😊 It feels almost the same as the tea tree but more moisturizing.

Sarah: This one felt pretty similar to the tea tree mask for me! Maybe with a slightly more refreshing and glowy finish, but that might be confirmation bias lol.

Michelle: I thought it was really moisturizing as well!

Maureen: It contains hydrolyzed collagen, maybe that’s why.

Dianne: I love how the formula is really fast-absorbing too. It didn’t leave my skin feeling sticky afterward.

Michelle: I’ve def got a soft spot for the tea tree one, but I think the AC Dressing mask takes the top spot for me – great fit and even better finishing!

Dianne: No way! I definitely prefer the tea tree mask. It’s sooo soothing, refreshing and non-sticky. It also makes my skin less oily the next day.

What’s everyone’s favorite?

Sarah: The D:NA Proatin mask has to be my fave 💯 I just loved how smooth, creamy and luxurious it felt.

Zoe: I mean they’re all good! But the DNA one was definitely my fave. The fit was a little too snug though – it covered my top lip but was perfect around the eye area.

Dianne: Lol the flap looked like a mustache.

Maureen: I also wondered what that flap was for and whether I was putting it on right.

Sarah: Lmao same I was like

Zoe: I guess it doubles as a lip mask.

Maureen: I love both the tea tree and the AC, but I have to say the AC works best for me.

Dianne: My skin be looking flawless with all them masks tho.

The Verdict


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WIN a Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box Set

Category : Weight Loss

WIN a Bullet & Bone Precision Sports Care In A Box Set

If you thought we were all competition-ed out after our crazy month of competitions in December, you’d be wrong. Everyone loves a good competition, right? Right!

We’ve got a Precision Sports Care in a Box set to give away from our friends at Bullet & Bone, worth £39.99. Bullet & Bone is endorsed by two-time Olympian and professor of Sport Science, Greg Whyte OBE, so you know it’s good stuff.

This is what they say about it:

The perfect gift for a sports-mad family member or friend.  A complete set of all four Bullet & Bone products packed in a beautiful, high quality, presentation gift box.

The gift set provides a complete regime of products to optimise warm-up, performance and recovery to deliver the maximum possible benefits. 

What better gift can you give to the special sports enthusiast in your life than one which helps improve their performance and helps them enjoy their sports more?

With all the products tested by elite athletes and recommended by Olympian, Sports Scientist and Physical Activity Expert Professor Greg Whyte OBE, celebrity personal trainers and Performance Expert, Winston Squire, you can trust all the products to deliver great results.

The Gift Set contains: 

1 x Muscle Rub 100ml

1 x Vapour Balm 100ml

1 x Protective Moisturiser 100ml

1 x Cooling Recovery Body 250ml 

The muscle activating rub, vapour release balm, protective moisturising spray and cooling body wash all contain targeted, evidence-based properties that assist with those all-important marginal gains. The unique, power base of three active, natural ingredients across the Bullet & Bone range of maca extract, magnesium and jasmine are known to hold properties that improve stamina, speed, alertness, concentration and recovery. Like any sporting ritual these potent, topical products will be helpful for all levels of sportsmen.

The set also comes with the added benefit of an enclosed discount code offering 20% off any future purchases of the products through the Bullet & Bone website.

Bullet & Bone is a world first. It offers breakthrough, precision skincare engineered to be used when physically active and contains potent, natural ingredients that enhance sporting performance.

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Getting Ready for Valentine’s with BLACK ROUGE’s Color Lock Heart Tint & Crystal Heart Lock Shadow

Category : Beauty

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The YesStyle Beauty Lab

With Valentine’s just around the corner, I figured this was a great time to review BLACK ROUGE’s Color Lock Heart Tint and Crystal Heart Lock Shadow. In particular, the tints come in the cutest heart-shaped gradient tubes that positively scream Valentine’s, so I wanted to see if – true to the packaging – these products would be just the thing to incorporate into my makeup look this February 14.

Color Lock Heart Tint

These photogenic tints are formulated with shea butter and rosehip oil to moisturize and soften lips. BLACK ROUGE’s Air Fit Formula claims to cover fine lines and offer a blurring effect, while its gel oil is meant to melt on lips and create a smooth, gradated finish. To carry more product and ensure precise application, the Color Lock Heart Tint comes with a tilted reservoir tip applicator – a teardrop-shape applicator with a pointed tip and divot in the middle. The cherry on top is its sugary sweet fruity scent.

This collection of lip tints offers five different colors. H01 Carrot Cheese is a lively coral that really illuminates the face with its fun, youthful vibe. Unabashedly girly and reminiscent of Barbie’s signature color, H02 Heartbeat Rose is a bold and attention-grabbing hot pink shade. H03 You&Me Grapefruit is a tomato red that’s great for a classic bombshell night-out look, while H04 Sweet Berry is a deep purplish ruby red. The least flashy and most wearable shade of the bunch, H05 Provoke Cherry is a flattering and dramatic wine red.

The colors are bright and undiluted, and just a little product will cover your lips completely with intense color. The selling point of these tints is their highly pigmented, long-lasting color payoff and I must agree that it does deliver – I just wish the colors were a little more subtle and buildable. As they are, I think these tints are more suitable for stage makeup, costume parties and the like. Those who tend to shy away from loud colors might consider applying a clear gloss over the tint or simply blotting your lips after application.

Coming in a thick, creamy texture, these matte tints might create some slight clumps on the applicator but are otherwise very easy to apply and spread over lips. The formula settles on lips very quickly, leaving a smooth, weightless finish. However, due to their intense pigmentation, it’s quite obvious and patchy-looking when some product comes off after eating or drinking. I love the idea of keeping one of these in my purse like some sort of lucky-charm-meets-love-potion, but I think they’re going to remain as more of a unique collectible than an integral part of my everyday makeup routine.

Crystal Heart Lock Shadow

There are two palettes to choose from, CH01 Coral Coffret and CH02 Rose Coffret. Both offer four shades to create a complete eye makeup look. These four shades transition seamlessly in terms of darkness, allowing you to create a well-blended effect. The shadows are smooth, easy to apply, pigmented and long-lasting. Although I didn’t encounter any fallout when testing the products, the glitter shades did crumble slightly inside the palette. I would advise being cautious with these palettes when carrying them around – you probably also want to keep them at home during your travels.

CH01 Coral Coffret contains Dried Coral, a soft baby pink base shade; Coral Parch, a sparkly gold; Sand Bling, a shimmery copper; and Milk Choco, a dark brown color for shading and lining the eyes. These four shades can be worn all together, on their own, or in different combinations. You could go for a minimal, subdued look with just Dried Coral and Milk Choco, or use Coral Parch and Sand Bling to brighten up the corners of the eyes for a festive party look. CH02 Rose Coffret includes Dried Rose, a pale base shade similar to Dried Coral, but with a tan tinge instead of a pink one. Rose Parch is a glittery pink shadow with iridescent, prismatic sparkles, while Pink Muhly is a shimmery, elegant rose gold. Black Swan is a basic deep brown shade that’s ever-so-slightly lighter than Coral Coffret’s Milk Choco.

If you’re going for a demure vibe this Valentine’s, pair the pink shades from the Rose Coffret palette with your favorite nude MLBB lipstick – finish off by patting some of that pink eye shadow on your cheeks for a glowy flush. If you’re going for a daring look to suit your playful personality, the neutral shades from Coral Coffret would pair well with the vibrant hues from the Color Lock Heart Tint range to let your lips do the talking!


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Small Talk: Mediheal’s BTS Moisturizing Care Special Set & Soothing Care Special Set

Category : Beauty

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With the release of BTS’s highly anticipated Map of the Soul: 7, we figured there’s no better time to dip our toes into the endless expanse that is BTS merch – starting with the BTS x Mediheal masks! Did we prefer the photo cards to the masks itself, or did these sweet sheets give us Jin-worthy skin? Read on to find out!

Dianne: Good morning~~~ Startin’ off the day with a good ole sheet mask LOL

Zoe: Girl 😂 What sheet mask are you wearing?

Dianne: The Mediheal x BTS mask! #ARMYlyf

This one is the TeaTree Care Solution Essential Mask EX.

Sarah: I see you’re hyping yourself up for BTS’s new album with all this 🔥 merch.

Zoe: I bet you lot were eyeing the photo cards that come with the masks 😂

Dianne: YUSSSSSS y’know it! I’m trying the other sheet masks in the set too! Who wants to try them all out with me?

Maureen: Yay! ME! Not a BTS fan but defo wanna try Mediheal masks.

Zoe: It’s been a while since I’ve used a sheet mask so yussss, let’s do this! 🙌

Sarah: You know I’m always down for anything BTS-related!

Which of the sets do you girls wanna try? What are everyone’s skin concerns atm~

Maureen: I need soothing!

Michelle: I just need lots and lots of MOISTURE.

Zoe: Same! And also to strengthen my skin barrier!

Dianne: This Moisturizing Set includes the D:NA Proatin Mask for dry/combo skin, and the Tea Tree Care Solution Essential Mask EX for oily/combo skin. That sounds pretty much like what we need.

Zoe: Basically everything 😂

Maureen: Let’s try this 👍

Dianne: Have you guys tried the masks yet?

Sarah: Yess and I loved how the two masks came in different materials! The tea tree mask was really light and soothing while the D:NA Proatin Mask’s thick sheet and even thicker essence gave me SO much moisture 😍

Zoe: The tea tree one is so soothing and I loved the scent as well!

Dianne: Ugh yess, the tea tree one is so refreshing! Plus it’s Jungkook and J-Hope’s fave too! ❤️

Ingredients and functions of the three masks plus BTS’s personalized picks

Sarah: Did you guys notice the pressed Mediheal logo all over the tea tree mask?

Zoe: Yessssss, the logo-emblazoned look is trending! I was a little sad it wasn’t as visible when I was wearing it haha.

Maureen: Is that only on the tea tree one? :O

Dianne: Yeah, it’s only on their Bemlise mask sheet. The other one doesn’t have it – it’s a thicker PT Cell mask sheet.

Btw Maureen how did your skin react to the tea tree sheet mask? It’s formulated for oily, combi and sensitive skin.

Maureen: My skin loves it! Even though it’s supposed to be for oily skin, I still find it very moisturizing in a refreshing kind of way 🥰 It also doesn’t carry any strong scent of tea tree.

Michelle: Oh the only thing I wasn’t sure about was the scent! I generally like everything un-fragranced lol.

Zoe: I think I have a mild addiction to the scent of tea tree. Used to sniff tea tree oils all the time 😂

Maureen:

Dianne: If we’re talking about scents, I defos like the D:NA Proatin Mask’s fragrance more, tho I wasn’t a big fan of the thick milky essence.

Sarah: I was so surprised by how thick the essence was! Straight up felt like a moisturizer I could rub all over my hands and elbows 😍 I thought the fragrance was a bit too heavy actually… I could still smell it on me the next morning.

Zoe: I love love love the D:NA mask! ❤️ The PT cell sheet is a bit small though – some of it covered my top lip 😅 The smell is hard to describe tbh, but I think it has a hint of mint?

Dianne: Lol too big for me, but I do like how both of them just STICK to the face. It’s not drooping everywhere even tho it’s soaked in essence.

Michelle: Haha too small for me (with my large face) but yea the adherence is great!

Zoe: I actually really loved the texture. It’s milky and I think that’s why its effects lasted much longer. My skin felt so soft after slapping it all over my face and body 😂

Maureen: That’s prob bc u have really dryyyy skin. Dianne,  didn’t you find the D:NA too nourishing for oily skin?

Dianne: Yes! Defos too nourishing but it did leave my skin feeling uber-soft.

Maureen: Maybe it’s just me then. I left the essence on overnight and literally woke up like a greasy pan 😕

Zoe: But I thought you have dry skin?

Maureen: Yup but I also don’t like creamy masks coz of my adult acne 😛 I feel like I’d love it if I lived in a dryer place.

Michelle: I wanted to like this one so bad, but it left my skin somewhat itchy! I had to take it off after 10 minutes 😭

Sarah: I didn’t experience any greasiness or itchiness, but tbh both the masks left my skin feeling sticky 😢

Zoe: Oh wow, I didn’t have any of these problems. My skin was actually really velvety after the essence dried 😮

Maureen: I guess I can bring this to Japan or Korea when I travel.

Zoe: I wanna bring it with me on long haul flights for sure.

Dianne: Defos love the sheet masks and the packaging – ESPECIALLY THE CARDS! My ARMY heart is satisfied 🤩

I love the all-white photoshoot from the Moisturizing Set and the casual, New York vibes of this Soothing Set.

Maureen: What’s in this box?

Dianne: It has a P.D.F. AC Dressing Ampoule mask for oily/sensitive skin and also the same tea tree care mask from the other box!

Sarah: Should we try this one out as well? Will prob be perfect for Dianne and Maureen 😃

Dianne: Yesss! I want more of that tea tree mask!

Maureen: You had me at AC dressing!

Dianne: Yess, this set is defos for me! I think the P.D.F. AC Dressing Ampoule mask really gave my skin a healthy glow. Apparently this is Jimin & Jin’s go-to mask on their days off, and I can totally understand since it’s so rejuvenating 😍

Michelle: Totally lovin’ this! Wasn’t sure at the beginning cos it’s for oily skin, but surprisingly it’s really refreshing.

Zoe: I was surprised by how moisturizing it is considering it isn’t really recommended for dry skin!

Maureen: I like this one the most, but perhaps I was already won over by its name 😊 It feels almost the same as the tea tree but more moisturizing.

Sarah: This one felt pretty similar to the tea tree mask for me! Maybe with a slightly more refreshing and glowy finish, but that might be confirmation bias lol.

Michelle: I thought it was really moisturizing as well!

Maureen: It contains hydrolyzed collagen, maybe that’s why.

Dianne: I love how the formula is really fast-absorbing too. It didn’t leave my skin feeling sticky afterward.

Michelle: I’ve def got a soft spot for the tea tree one, but I think the AC Dressing mask takes the top spot for me – great fit and even better finishing!

Dianne: No way! I definitely prefer the tea tree mask. It’s sooo soothing, refreshing and non-sticky. It also makes my skin less oily the next day.

What’s everyone’s favorite?

Sarah: The D:NA Proatin mask has to be my fave 💯 I just loved how smooth, creamy and luxurious it felt.

Zoe: I mean they’re all good! But the DNA one was definitely my fave. The fit was a little too snug though – it covered my top lip but was perfect around the eye area.

Dianne: Lol the flap looked like a mustache.

Maureen: I also wondered what that flap was for and whether I was putting it on right.

Sarah: Lmao same I was like

Zoe: I guess it doubles as a lip mask.

Maureen: I love both the tea tree and the AC, but I have to say the AC works best for me.

Dianne: My skin be looking flawless with all them masks tho.

The Verdict