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Review: Why You Need the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller

Hope you guys have been enjoying my beauty posts because I have another one here for you today! Today I am reviewing for you the Zudoya Rose Quartz Facial Roller that I have been trying out in my night time routine over the past two weeks, I hope you guys enjoy!

Link to the Zudoya Home Page here.

First Impressions
The roller comes beautifully packaged in a little luxurious white box with satin fabric on the inside. The roller itself feels quite heavy too! I do have another facial roller that I purchased myself awhile ago, but it feels nowhere near as heavy and luxurious as this roller! I'm also obsessed with rose quartz and I found this roller to be very visually appealing.

How I Use the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller
I use the beauty roller once a day, usually in my night time routine. When using the roller, I roll gently on my face in an upwards and outwards motion to encourage lymphatic drainage and counter-act the effects of gravity on my skin. I use the large end on my cheeks, chin and forehead and the smaller end under my eyes and over the bridge of my nose. I will also occasionally use the large end to roll on my neck in an upwards motion. Another great way I've used my roller a few times is by placing it in it's special plastic bag and putting it in the fridge for an hour so that is super cooling and soothing on my skin.

How I Incorporate My Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller into My Routine
I've been incorporating the beauty roller into my nighttime routine two different ways. I've been using it either after applying my facial serum or after applying my facial oil. I love applying it after serum as I feel it helps to blend and press the serum into my skin so that my skin absorbs my serum more quickly.

The other way I've been using the roller is after applying my night time moisturiser and facial oil to give my face a nice gentle massage. I find this technique is great for the end of a long day when you need a little stress relief. By using it this way I am also able to roll on my face for longer, as the oil takes much longer to absorb than a serum and this is at the end of my night time routine (my only other step is to apply a lip balm or lip mask). Both ways I find useful, and I like to mix it up between these two routines nightly.

My Favourite Serums and Oils to Use With the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller
Some of my favourite serums to use with the beauty roller include Glossier Super Pure, Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Serum and the Youth to The People Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C serum. Some of my favourite oils to roll into my skin include Drunk Elephant Marula Oil, Salt and Hendrix Mermaid Oil and Herbivore Phoenix oil.

The Results
One main benefit I've found while using the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller is that my skin appears more toned, and the puffiness, particularly under my eyes has noticeably reduced. Every morning I also notice that I have less oil residue on my skin and my skin appears to be brighter and more moisturised.

Going beyond the skin, I also find that the daily massage to my facial muscles is amazing for helping to relieve tension in my face. I instantly begin to feel relieved of stress as my face begins to be soothed and massaged by the roller. I'm so glad I've been able to add this little procedure into my nightly routine!

My Final Thoughts
If you couldn't already tell, I am completely obsessed with the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller and love how it is both great for my skin and great for switching off and releasing tension at the end of a long busy day. I highly recommend adding this step into your daily beauty routine! And if you'd like to check out the beauty facial rollers from Zudoya, simply click here! Do you use a beauty roller? If so, I'd love to hear your experience with a beauty roller and how you incorporate into your routine in the comments below!

I hope you enjoyed this little review and speak soon,
Kelly Anne xx

A Few Current Beauty Favourites

I've finally started to get back into posting on this blog regularly and thought what better way to get back into blogging than a good old beauty favourite round-up? These types of posts are some of my favourites to read on other blogs as I find them so helpful in deciding what new beauty products I want to give a try next.

The new year has brought about a lot of reflection and ponderance on what I want this blog to be. The past year my posts have often been rushed and half-hearted. Not because I was lazy or because I didn't want to blog anymore, but because I had so much on my plate and when it came to blogging, I was often running on empty and I think the content I was putting out reflected this. But this year I want to make my blogging journey a higher priority. While yes, for me it is only a hobby, it's something that has helped me discover so much about myself and has given me such great joy that I think it is worth more of my energy and time. I want to write more in-depth posts, take better photos and develop myself creatively so that I might inspire you to do the same, or to try a new beauty product or a new style once in a while.

Not going to lie, it's still going to be a struggle to find the time and energy to put into this blog at times as I also start my journey as a new veterinarian this year. But I hope to try harder at prioritising how I do spend my free time this year.

Anyway, without further ado, here are some of my current favourite beauty products that I have been loving in the month of January. Click their titles to purchase online!

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
Surprise surprise, there is a lot of Glossier on this list! I received a whole lot of Glossier from my sister for Christmas as she had just come back from a trip to the US. So I have been trying all of the products over the past month and I am so freaking impressed. I am just so obsessed with their products and hope they come to Australia soon. In the meantime, read about my favourites in this post so you can pick them up if you or someone you know happens to be going on a US trip! This cleanser is so gentle and nourishing for my skin and with only a subtle scent. I think this would be a good all-rounder cleanser for all skin types.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk
Ah this blush is just stunning. The colour looks so natural and pretty once blended in, and it can easily be blended over powders. It also stays put all day, need I say more?

Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Jam & Cake
I love the unique formula of these lipsticks. I'm really digging the sheer matte finish for a make-up no-make-up look. The only thing I will say is that you do need to make sure your lips are well exfoliated when using this lipstick as the colour can stick to any dry skin on your lips. But the finish and colours are just so pretty that I am more than happy to go the extra mile to wear these lipsticks. And if you want to see me actually wearing these lipsticks just check out my last few Instagram posts @anneinthedollhouse.

Glossier Priming Moisturiser
This moisturiser is just such a great basic moisturiser for everyday use, and as it's title says, it primes your face nicely for make-up.

Summer Fridays Jetlag Mask
This mask has been a life saver for me over the past month. You guys have no idea. I have been using a prescription topical retinoid (Tretinoin) since boxing day, and it has been making my skin peel like crazy. However, when I feel like the peeling is getting a bit out of control, this mask saves the day. I just apply it and leave it for half an hour, and the next morning my flakiness is almost all gone. It is definitely a current staple for me while I'm on this prescription cream. (I will be making a post about my experience with prescription retinoids too after I've used it for a few months, so keep an eye out for that post in the future if you're a bit of a skincare junkie like me!)

Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Scrub
This gives me the softest skin ever and has the prettiest and most delicate scent. Will definitely be repurchasing this once I've used this up.

Herbivore Botanicals Phoenix Facial Oil
This oil has been another life-saving product for me while using my prescription retinoid. I've been applying a few drops of this every night, and honestly, I believe it's reduced the amount of peeling I've experienced. I was expecting to see much more peeling than I have, and I have a suspicion this oil has something to do with that. It also feels amazing to roll into my skin with a jade or rose quartz roller at the end of the day.

Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Sunscreen SPF 50
An absolute essential in my skincare routine now, especially as I've started on prescription retinoids which make your skin more sensitive to UV light. I use this every morning and it sits perfectly under make-up. If you're looking for a good face SPF, look no further!

I hope you all enjoyed this little roundup! Tell me, are any of these products currently a staple in your routine? I'd love to know in the comments below!

Kelly Anne xx

Summer in Red

Princess Polly Dress, Supre Berret, Famous Footwear Shoes, Sportsgirl Bag

Long time, no post! Today I am wearing this pretty little red dress from Princess Polly and I don't think there's ever been a dress that is more me. I love the frills, the off the shoulder details and the colour - I've always been a sucker for red dresses! I can see myself wearing this dress all summer long.

Besides enjoying my freedom from uni by laying around on the Gold Coast beaches these past two weeks, I have not been up to much at all! I finally feel in holiday mode and I get to graduate this week finally, which is so exciting! I am still in shock that I have made it to this day but can't wait to start work and lead a much more balanced life of only working 40 hour weeks (instead of 60 hour weeks with assignments on top as I have been doing the past year!) Next week I am then heading off to Bali for a much needed holiday and I'm hoping I'll be able to get a post up on this blog to document my time there.

Hopefully, actually having free weekends again next year will mean I have much more time to focus on this blog which I am really looking forward to. Expressing myself creatively has always been important to me and I know my mental and emotional health suffers when I deprive myself of time to be creative. So next year focusing on this blog and developing myself creatively is going to be a big focus of mine. There are quite a few things I've been wanting to try and experiment with on my blog and I have a feeling next year is going to be my most creative and productive year yet. So keep your eye on this space, I'm hoping to make some big changes and a whole lot of progress here in the new year.

Kelly Anne xx 

Summer Brights & Crisp Whites

Guess what guys, I have finally finished my degree! Yes, those six torturous years of university have finally come to an end and it is so surreal. So to celebrate I thought I'd get back into my blogging! It's been way too long since my last post so here's a little summer themed outfit from Supre to get us in the summer and celebratory mood.

First of all, I'm obsessed with this crochet cropped top. It's so comfortable and so summery and I can see myself wearing it all summer long. This skirt is such a fun and bold colour and I'm loving it too. I can't wait to wear it to the beach soon paired with my white one piece from my previous post (now that I have all the time in the world!) 

Anyway, I hope you have all been well and I hope to post more outfits, as well as some different types of posts on this blog very soon!

Kelly Anne xx

The Perfect Spring Swimsuit

Yay, finally spring is here! And the weather is slowly getting warm enough for me to wear this swimsuit down by the beach. I'm in love with the fabric detailing and cut of this swimsuit. It's so pretty and feminine and 100% my style! I actually can't wait for summer this year, not only because I'll be able to wear this amazing swimsuit but also because I'll *hopefully* be finished uni forever and actually get to enjoy my summer! 

Have you guys bought any new swimsuits for summer yet? Let me know in the comments below!

Speak again soon,

Kelly Anne xx