Rodial Bee Venom Overnight Hydrating Gel*

I never really spend much thought on skincare until I started attending University about nearly 2 and a half years ago. I didn’t know much about cleansing and had never even heard of exfoliating. I’d use a moisturizer every once in a while if I could remember and very often would go to bed without removing my makeup because I just couldn’t be bothered.Oh how things have changed since then. I still wouldn’t call myself an expert or skincare fanatic but I’ve put together a morning and night time routine to keep my skin looking healthy and I do get very excited about trying new skincare products.

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When I received the Bee Venom Night overnight gel* by Rodial I could not wait to try it. I’ve only ever heard amazing things about Rodial’s skincare, so I was very excited to be able to try one of their products.

First off some information about my skin type. I have pretty normal but sensitive skin that tends to get dry quite easily, especially in the colder months. Hence I’m always on the lookout for products, that keep my skin hydrated and moisturized.

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Now on to the packaging. Obviously it’s yellow (I’m guessing that is name related) combined with silver. What I really like about the packaging is that the little round container comes with an integrated pump, so it is easier to get the right amount of product without wasting any, especially since it is a rather expensive product.

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Since my skin is relatively sensitive I’m always really hesitant when straying away from my usual products because many moisturizers I’ve tried would feel quite stingy on my skin when I first applied them. However, this one felt incredibly nice and gentle on my skin and I really enjoyed massaging it into my skin.

So Rodial promises that this product “plumps and firms wrinkle appearance, minimises the appearance of pores, evens out skin and improves skin elasticity” The been venom is supposed to plump up your skin and therefore achieve a younger looking complexion.

Now I’m only 20 and thankfully do not have any wrinkles yet but I have still noticed quite the difference in my skin. In the morning my skin now looks a lot more glowing and awake. It feels softer and definitely more hydrated. I’ve also noticed that now my foundation looks a lot better when applied because my skin is not as nearly dry anymore.

To conclude I’m really happy with the hydrating gel because it really does keep my skin hydrated and saves it from getting dry. I’ve noticed that my skin looks a lot more healthy and glowy in the morning and the product itself feels so luxurious and nice on my skin.

Have you tried any Rodial Skincare? What would you recommend?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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Effortlessly Glowing Skin With Rodial*

If there is one makeup product I never thought I’d become so obsessed with it is highlighter. About a year and a half ago I really didn’t appreciate the wonders a good highlighter can do for my skin and thought they weren’t worth it to invest my money in but Oh God I couldn’t have been more wrong. I’ve tried Benefit and a few other drugstore highlighters but it wasn’t unit Mac Soft & Gentle, that I fell in love!

Now a year and a half later I rarely ever not wear highlighter. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really do a lot of contouring but highlighter has become a bit of a must for me! I just absolutely love how a good highlighter can add this healthy glow to my skin. As you all know I’m very fair skinned so a combination of a good blush and highlighter can really warm up my complexion and make me look a lot less ghost like!

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When the lovely people over at Rodial sent me their Instaglam Compact Delxue Illuminating Powder* I was absolutely over the moon as highlighters have become a bit of an obsession of mine (though nothing beats lipstick). First off the packaging looks so so pretty and luxurious. I could just stare at it for days. Just look at it! Like seriously how pretty does this look?

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I’ve been wearing this product every single day for about a week now and let me tell you I’m in love! I’m so impressed with this highlighter. The powder is very finely milled and is so nice to apply because it blends into the skin so effortlessly. As always I have included a swatch further below but I looking at just the swatch it is very difficult to see how pretty this product really is. As you will see it looks quite skin like on my skin and by far not as glittery and sparkly as many other highlighter for example Mac’s Lightscapade. While I absolutely love an intense highlight some days, it can sometimes be a bit overboard for days when all I’m doing is attending lectures or going to the grocery store.

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So what I really love about this highlighter is the fact that it is so skin like. It is shimmery but still so natural looking. Hence when you apply it to the skin it gives you the most natural radiant looking glow. Almost as if your skin is glowing from within!

I’m head over heels for this highlighter and I have a feeling it is going to become a new staple within my makeup bag!

Thank you for reading!

Love,

Sophie