Monday, October 15, 2012

Personal Microderm, PMD, Review

I purchased the Personal Microdermabrasion (PMD) at home device, back in March
I had heard of the PMD device via beauty blogs and beauty youtube videos. I was intrigued by this DIY, at home microdermabrasion, and looked into it further. I read reviews on blogs and watched 'how-to tutorials' on youtube, to get an understanding of how it works, and how other people like myself found the device. I had a look at the PMD website, that was very user friendly and found out that they shipped to Australia. I purchased the worldwide powerpoint plug - in PMD, so I was able to use it here in Australia and I also used a discount code I found on a beauty youtube video, which helped a lot with the cost. 

The shipping took less than 2 weeks from memory and was packaged very well. Some parts of my face are uneven in skin tone, I have a combination/oily skin type and I am susceptible to blemishes every now and then. I like to invest my money into products for my skin, not only resulting in using less makeup but feeling more confident in my own skin and in years to come my skin will hopefully still look youthful. I purchased the PMD to improve the look, feel and texture of my skin. I wanted my skin to look more even, be more smooth to the touch, have my pores look smaller and have less blackheads on my nose. 

The first time I used the PMD I felt confident because I had researched into the device so much on youtube. I knew that the device made quite a loud sound and that you had to move the device  quite quickly upwards along the face, pulling the skin taught. I feel as though, if I didn't watch the videos on youtube, and relied only on the videos on the PMD website, I wouldn't have been as informed and I would of grazed my skin because I had held the device in one place for too long. 

I use the PMD device on completely dry skin and use the sensitive skin disc. I wash my face with a cleanser at night, and then let it air dry completely. I then use the PMD device on my skin and then once finished use my toner and night cream. I use it at night, in case of redness. 

After using it about three times, (I use the PMD device once a week, or every second when I see my skin doesn't need it as much) I had gotten used to it, and it was much easier to use and manoeuvre around the contours of my face. 

After using the PMD device for a coupled of months, I am very pleased with the results. My skin is much smoother, pores are much smaller and I get less blemishes. My skin products go on much smoother and so does any makeup I use on my skin. I also use the PMD device on my back, as I have light blemish scarring on the top of my back and a little bit down my spine. I had to explain and show someone else how to use it, which wasn't hard, so that they could use the PMD device on my back. I haven't used the PMD device on my back as much as I have used it on my face, but I can tell it is making a difference. 

Have you tried using the PMD? How did you like it?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Night walkers and Contour

I recently made a purchase off MAC cosmetics online. I had seen a new collection come out called "Face and Body". Within the collection was a product called, Pro Sculpting Creme. It was a contouring product used on the face. I have had my eye on the Tom Ford contour and highlight duo, but it isn't  easily available in Australia. So when I saw that MAC was offering something similar I jumped on it. I bought the Pro Sculpting Creme in the colour Copper Beech. I am in the shade NC45 when I'm a bit darker, right now they colour match me at NW35, but its way too light for my liking, so I'm using C6 in  the Face and Body foundation because it matches me perfectly. I also bought the brush that was available in the collection, the 163. Its a long, flat top brush. I have used the Pro Sculpting Creme numerous times now and love it ! its the perfect shade to use as a contour on my skin, its easily blend-able and is quite pigmented. 
I also bought a new blush, called Modern Mandarin. It's a bright orange, with a satin finish. It is SO pigmented, I only apply a small amount. I love oranges and peachy tones for blush on my skin tone, so when I saw this bright orange I had to give it a try. 
It's Spring here in Australia and the weather is already starting to warm up. I'm sure it's going to be a long hot summer this year, I think this blush will look even better on my skin when I'm a little bit darker!

As you can tell in the photos I also made a purchase off I LOVE that website. Both pairs of shoes were greatly reduced !! Their sales are great, the quality of the shoes are amazing and you save so much ! I bought a pair of flat, loafers by Sam Edelman, with a black snake skin finish. They are a very narrow make, luckily for me, my feet are quite narrow so they fit like a glove. The sole of the shoe is so padded its like walking on marshmallows ! Perfect for work everyday and casual nights out.
I also got my hands on some Night Walkers, by Jeffrey Campbell. They were reduced to just over $90!! They are usually priced at just under $200. I wanted a black pair or cream/beige but they were still full price or sold out. They are a suede baby pink pair, and are surprisingly comfortable to walk in. I wore them for the first time to a friends 21st party. At first I felt like I was going to fall over, especially when standing still. I had to hold onto someone ! After a while I got used to it. I was on my feet the whole night and let me tell you these are more comfortable than most of the heels I own.