YesStyle Haul 04

YesStyle Korean Skincare Haul

 My latest YesStyle haul included lots of free samples!

The only thing I purchased this time was the VT Cica Spot Patches, my first ever spot patches. I've tried only one so haven't got a review for them just yet, but they are very affordable and because of this purchase I received the following samples: The Skin House Marine Active CreamPurito Snail BB Cleanser, CommonLabs Triple Vita Balancing Tonercoxir Black Snail Collagen Cream and a Pyunkang Yul Highly Moisturizing Essence Mask Pack (which happens to be my first ever sheet mask).

I was also lucky enough to receive the free gift of the day which was a CloverCove Chocolate Medium Notebook and the sponsored item which was the NEOGEN Dermalogy Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum, for which you can find my review here.

If you love trying out new skincare products then you can also join the YesStyle Influencer Program to receive a sponsored product each month!

And if you are placing an order use code NAV2019 for an extra discount ;D



4 New Retinoid Products To Try This Autumn

4 New Retinoid Products To Try This Autumn

There has been a couple of new retinoid product releases recently, which is quite exciting as it's always nice to have more options when it comes to non-prescription retinoids.

Avon Anew Renewal Protinol Power Serum £22
With Protinol™ Technology, which gives skin a better-quality collagen boost, and niacinamide, which protects collagen and helps renew skin at the surface.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Retinol Night Serum £75
An encapsulated Retinol formula that targets signs of ageing to promote smoother, younger-looking skin. With peptides and ceramides to avoid drying out the skin.

Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum £62
Contains Pure Retinol and Ceramides to promote surface skin cell turnover while strengthening the skin barrier function. Also uses neurosensine, a sensitivity-reducing peptide. 

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Nightly Renewal Moisturizer​ £70
Uses two forms of vitamin A: Retinol and Retinal (or retinaldehyde), the latter being a stronger and faster acting form of retinoid, plus a patented form of Vitamin B3 to soothe the skin.

Will you be trying any of these out?



Garnier BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

Garnier BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

Garnier BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

You may already know that the Garnier BB Creams have been reformulated and relaunched recently, and a couple of weeks ago I was sent the new version of the Garnier BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin to try out.

The Garnier BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin is marketed as a perfecting care all-in-one that provides the benefits of using a moisturising cream, an SPF 25 and a foundation, and it promises to even, mattify, reduce pores and feel hydrating while offering SPF 25. 

This new formulation "lets skin breathe" and contains Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and ultra-thin Mineral Pigments. Other ingredients worth mentioning are Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Vitamins E and C, Grapefruit Water and Perlite.

Like the original formula, it features a strong floral scent which might be overpowering for some but it doesn't bother me that much. 

When it comes to its claims I find that it definitely evens out the skin tone and reduces the look of pores and some texture, while leaving a natural matte finish on the skin. It doesn't dry my skin out and I like that it provides higher protection than my usual SPF 15 day lotion.

Would I change anything about it? Maybe reducing the strength of the fragrance, using an airless pump tube for easier dispensing and introducing more shades would be nice as I found the Light one a bit dark for my skin.

Find the Gariner BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin in Look Fantastic and Feel Unique.

Have you tried the new formulations of the Garnier BB Creams?



Trendhim Accessories: Treacle Black Leather Rawhide Belt

Trendhim Salt & Hide Belts

Trendhim Salt & Hide Belts

Trendhim Salt & Hide Belts

As we are fast approaching Christmas it might be a good idea to start thinking about the gifts you are planning on giving. Here's where Trendhim comes in - they are an online shopping destination that specialises in men's accessories. Established in 2007 and with 13 unique house brands, you are sure to find the perfect accessory to complement any outfit.

Trendhim were kind enough to send me a pair of their Salt & Hide belts in Walnut Brown and Treacle Black. Made using 100% Italian leather and nickel free zinc alloy buckles, the Salt & Hide belts are well made, stylish and great quality. The belts come in reusable canvas pouches and would make an amazing gift for Christmas or any occasion!



Our Anniversary

Primark tops

Snoopy pajamas

Dr Lipp lip balms

Dainty necklace

Flower bouquets

Dried grass vase decoration

It was our 9th wedding anniversary last month (how is it almost a decade already?!). We went out for dinner and the first place we visited was not serving food, only drinks. So we went to a different restaurant and they had many items they weren't serving that day, which weren't specified until after we were seated. Maybe we should have gone to a third place ha!

Dotcito got me a couple of tops and the cutest Snoopy pjs (which I'm wearing as I write this!), a Dr Lipp Lip Balms set, a sterling silver necklace and two flower bouquets. Our in laws gifted us a ceramic vase with decorative dried grass, which I really like. 



Neogen Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum

Neogen Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum

Neogen Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum

Last week I received the Neogen Dermalogy Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum, which was kindly sent to me by YesStyle to try and review. 

The Neogen Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum contains a 10% Phyto-Retinol Firming Booster that helps create firm, smooth and radiant skin. The 10% refers to a complex of ingredients which includes Blackberry extract and moisturisers, which can be a bit misleading as it only contains 100ppm of Bakuchiol, so I thought it was worth mentioning.

As I've only used it once (last night) this will be a first impressions post about it, however when I've used it for longer I will be updating this post or writing a new one. 

This violet energy and elasticity boosting serum contains Bakuchiol, which is a natural ingredient found in plants that has similar effects to retinol and helps fight signs of ageing; Blackberry Extract, which is rich in antioxidants, and plant derived Squalane for moisture.

Other notable ingredients include Glycerin, Niacinamide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Lupine Extract and Protein, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, two forms of vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E; Gardenia Florida, Aloe Leaf and Eggplant Extracts; Tea Tree,  Geranium, Clary Sage and Lavender Essential Oils; Sodium Hyaluronate, Guaiazulene, plus Oils of Olive Fruit and Sunflower Seed.

The Neogen Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum contains many moisturising, soothing, hydrating, antioxidant and brightening ingredients that will help improve the look and texture of skin without irritating it or drying it out.

This serum has lightly moisturising properties that might leave a slight tackiness on the skin however I don't mind it at all as I will always follow with a moisturiser afterwards. It also smells of lavender and has a low to medium viscosity, which I wasn't expecting as imagined it being more runny but was pleasantly surprised as I find watery serums harder to apply. It also has a light violet tint to it, which must come naturally from the Blueberry Fruit Extract as this serum contains no coulorants.

The packaging feels very luxurious because of the silver box with purple accents, and the hefty lilac frosted glass bottle with contrasting white details is very nice to hold, use and even just look at. 

Overall this serum sounds very promising and can't wait to see what the long term results from using it will be. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a gentle moisturising, brightening and smoothing serum, or an alternative to retinol to use during the summer.

You can find the Neogen Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum at YesStyle with 19% off, plus you can get some extra money off with code NAV2019.



Naturally Radiant Glow Serum

Naturally Radiant Glow Serum Hydrating 2 in 1 Serum and Moisturiser

Recently finished the Naturally Radiant Glow Booster, which I really enjoyed using, and wanted to try out more products from the range, so decided to go for the Naturally Radiant Glow Hydrating 2 in 1 Serum and Moisturiser, which contains a pre-biotic complex to balance, calm and soothe the skin.

It also mentions that it minimises signs of irritation and blemishes, leaving skin soothed and with a healthy looking glow. It promises to be a lightweight probiotic serum that helps improve skin texture and reduce redness, leaving skin moisturised  and clearer without clogging pores.

Compared to the Booster, this Serum is more moisturising, it features Glycerin as the second ingredient, and shares many ingredients with the Booster, such as Saccharide Isomerate, Bisabolol, Maris Aqua, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Citric Acid and Chlorella Vulgaris Extract.

The Serum has a lightweight lotion consistency that absorbs very quickly into the skin and gently moisturisers and I find that it also helps in reducing redness and preventing breakouts while moisturising the skin. 

As the Hydrating 2 in 1 Serum and Moisturiser is, as the name suggests, more moisturising than the booster, I found it too heavy when worn under my daily moisturiser, but for dry skin types it might be just right. And as a moisturiser on its own I don't think it is enough for me when used at night, so I layer it under a more occlusive one and don't mind if it ends up feeling sticky or shiny as I'm only going to bed. 

All in all, it is a versatile product that can help improve redness and breakouts while lightly moisturising, and would be ideal to layer under other moisturisers if you have dry skin, or worn on its own if you have oily skin.