Micro Needling for Newbies…

Micro Needling for Newbies…

Micro Needling also known as Skin Rollering, Skin Renewal and Dermaroller in some instances is finally getting the kudos that it deserves in 2017.

This treatment has been on my radar for around 3 years now, however back then it was seen as more of an aesthetics treatment to be performed in a skin clinic or reputable beauty salon. It was also deemed to be quite an invasive treatment so the thought of it being available at home to perform on yourself within the next few years just didn’t seem likely to be apart of the future DIY beauty landscape.

Fast forward just a few years and beauty brand Swiss Clinic have created an easy to use, easy on the eye and super effective DIY micro needling kit that delivers results extremely close to those results expected from a visit to a top Harley Street clinic.

What is Micro Needling?

Micro Needling is a process involving a skin roller device that has hundreds of tiny needles on its surface, you manually roller the device across the skin’s surface to make small micro-channels in the skin. You are effectively puncturing tiny holes into the skin then causing the skin to respond as if it’s been damaged.

It is the world’s most scientifically effective skin renewal treatment, it stimulates and renews the skin cells both within the skin’s deeper dermis layers and on the surface level superficial epidermis. These tiny wounds encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells with excess collagen production. When microneedling you also apply specialist collagen serums directly onto the freshly needled skin allowing the product to push into the skin 300% deeper than when products are applied without the needling.

 As the active ingredients work deep into the skin, the treatment is proven to reduces fine lines, wrinkles and scars, softens the skin, stimulates blood circulation, improves elasticity and reduces enlarged pores and gives your skin a youthful glow and luminosity. This effective treatment also leaves your skin with a more even tone, makes it more resilient, and preserves its vitality and energy by slowing down the ageing process.

Priced at £84.00 The Swiss Clinic Skin Roller kit includes the roller itself as well as the skin renewal serum. You have an option of the 0.2 mm or the 0.5mm Rollers. I have both at home myself and I used the 0.2mm for the first week before then moving up to the 0.5 roller after a weekend of skin rest from using the treatment. They recommend using the treatment for 5 days in a row then giving your skin a couple of days rest before starting treatment again for a further 5 days. I must admit the sensation can be a little prickly at first but the skin soon numbs and gets used the sensation, and if you’re a bit of a weirdo like me you might even start to quite like the pain!  It helps to start of with the smaller 0.2mm roller at first before moving up to the 0.5mm roller. It also depends on your skin when making your decision on which size to buy. If you have lots of acne scarring, pigmentation or skin wrinkling then it may be better to go straight for the 0.5mm.

 Click Here To Buy The Skin Renewal Roller & Serum – £84.00

I would also recommend buying the Micellar cleansing gel to ensure your skin’s surface is sterile and cleansed adequately Click Here To Buy The Micellar Cleansing Gel – £36.00

You should also ensure you buy the sanitising spray for your skin roller to ensure it is always super clean, when dealing with any device set to puncture micro holes in your face hygiene is key

  Click Here To Buy Sanitizing Spray – £11


Now let me be clear this is not a sponsored post! I am sooo happy with the results. Within three days of treatment I was receiving several comments a day about how amazing my skin was. My enlarged pores on my cheeks were noticibly smaller, my skin tone had evened out and my breakouts had cleared. I also noticed my skin looks plumper and my pigmentation had started to fade. Fast forward several weeks and my complexion is that of a 20 year old again. When they say skin renewal they really aren’t kidding! 

(5 Minutes Post Treatment)

Like I said above the treatment itself can be a little prickly and post treatment you will have an hour or two of down time as you can experience redness, sensitivity and the similar symptoms of mild sunburn. Its also recommended that you don’t wear make up on any creams outside of the Swiss Clinic serum provided and for this reason I always did my treatments at night, also your skin renews in your sleep so it makes total sense to load your skin with this super collagen boosting active serum before your 8 hours of beauty sleep. Be sure to drink plenty of water when doing any intensive skin treatment, keep your skin super clean and hydrated during the day where possible and avoid being in the sun without an SPF and DO NOT use any self tanning products unless you want your tan to sink into the little wounds and you will look like a plucked chicken ( Not a cute look ever!) and avoid exercise after treatment for around 6-8 hours as excessive sweating can irritate the skin and feel rather stingy (I learnt that one from experience!)  Another tip for the ladies; we are so much more sensitive 7-10 days prior to our periods so my advice is to start this treatment after your next cycle to avoid excess sensitivity to the prickly sensation!

If  you liked this post and it was helpful please leave a comment below, I would also be happy to answer any questions, So just give me a follow on Instagram (@Shanie_Ryan) and leave a comment in the Swiss Clinic post and I will be sure to get back to you.

Much Love and Happy Microneedling




“Now give me your best smile”

“Now give me your best smile”


Let me start this blog post by being super open with you, I try not to draw any attention to it, however I have always felt a little self conscious when it comes to my smile! I don’t have perfect teeth by any means in fact they are a little goofy and someone once described them as “bunny teeth” which is a pretty accurate observation if you ask me Lol! But you know what? I don’t actually care too much about that, my slightly wonky smile adds to my character. But what I’m not comfortable with is my dead front tooth. It’s been a pain in my ass for years now and the most annoying part is I don’t even remember how I actually did it as these things are usually caused by a trauma or knock to the tooth and I don’t actually have a memory of bashing my tooth ever.

When Blanc Smile contacted me and asked me if I would like to try their mobile teeth whitening service I have to say I was sceptical. The mobile part was a win for me, who doesn’t want beauty treatments at home? However my scepticism came from having previously had a teeth whitening treatment in the past and having  ended up with my dead tooth not responding to the whitening treatment at all,  so therefore I was left with it standing out like a sore thumb when all the other teeth lightened up nicely. I had also experienced badly burnt gums and a lot of soreness post treatment.


However the ‘Blanc Smile’ team assured me due to their advanced training, state of the art system and their cautious approach to application I needn’t worry about my previous bad experiences.So I got on board and booked my treatment and a treatment for my boyfriend! How cool is this… his and hers teeth whitening in the comfort of our home? Whattt 😱?


The ‘Blanc Smile’ team arrived promptly and were so friendly & they set up in our living room.I loved that they double checked where we were happy for them to set up and where to put their things ect. They were so friendly and polite that we immediately felt comfortable having them in our home. They discussed our tooth and gum sensitivity, they showed us our current tooth shade and they took our before shots.

Everything is sterile and cleaned and you are given a gum guard that exposes all of the teeth.The treatment takes an hour in total… They then apply the tooth whitening gel and turn on the light for 30 minutes, after 30 minutes  they top up the gel and leave you for another 30 minutes. The treatment itself was pain free and they were so careful not to burn my gums or cause any discomfort. Your teeth are definitely more sensitive for 24 hours post treatment and you can experience the odd sharp tooth pain in the first 4-5 hours after your treatment, a little tip is to sip room temperature water whenever that happens and it eases quickly, you can also take painkillers prior to the treatment if you like.

 Now I am a rather impatient person and I tend to get bored easily at the best of times so it was a bonus to be at home with a movie on whilst having my treatment!
Now the best part!!!



Wow, they literally blew my mind! Even my dead tooth lifted up an entire 3 shades! I was so happy, as my was my boyfriend Tony who’s teeth ended up 3 shades lighter and he saw lots of his tea staining disappear (He is a total tea addict) !


Our results were so immediately impressive that when my brother Joshua popped over for dinner as we were finishing up he jumped straight on the band wagon and had a treatment too.

In fact he hands down had the best results as he saw his teeth lighten up a whooping 7 shades in one treatment.



To summarise…

Blanc Smile are a professional friendly company that offers the convenience and ease of coming to your house. As you can see the results speak for themselves.

Get yourself your best smile with Blanc Smile.

To make an enquiry or book an appointment;

Direct Message @BlancSmile_  on Instagram.


£80.00 Per Person

£140.00 for Two People 

Please Note: None of the above images have been filtered or retouched. This are the real un edited photos


Top 10 products from the New Look Make Up Collection…

Top 10 products from the New Look Make Up Collection…

About 2 months ago I received a package of a gorgeous mixture of products from  the New Look make up and skin prep collection.

I have to be honest I am traditionally very much a makeup “snob”, and until about two years ago I only really purchased products with high end professional makeup brands such as MAC, Nars, Bobby Brown and Urban Decay for example. Since starting my YouTube channel last year I have begun trying more drugstore makeup brands and discovered some little gems along the way. I have to admit the news of a Fashion brand moving into the cosmetics industry confused me slightly, but boy was I wrong to have any doubts. New Look have created a collection of skin prep products and a makeup collection that not only looks fabulous in your makeup bag but really delivers on both keeping up with the latest makeup trends but also on delivering their customers a top quality product.

After trying the products over the past month or two I wanted to share with you my top 10 favourites from the collection and you can shop all the items by clicking the links below the images!

Happy shopping xXx

Prep Spray – £4.99

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Illuminating Primer – £7.99

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Illuminating Highlighter – £7.99

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False Lash Mascara – £6.99

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Mocha Lip Liner – £2.49

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Mocha Matte Lipstick – £7.99


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Buff Lip Scrub – £3.99

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Clear Shape & Fix Eyebrow Gel – £3.99

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BB Tinted Beauty Balm – £6.99

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High Definition Finishing Face Powder – £6.99

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