Catch Shanie on QVC as a Brand Ambassador for Nails Inc…

Catch Shanie on QVC as a Brand Ambassador for Nails Inc…


Shanie is thrilled to have joined the UK’s number one luxury nails brand ‘Nails Inc’ as a

Brand Ambassador and on air Beauty Expert for both QVC UK & QVC Germany.

Many do not know that although Shanie has always had a love of beauty products & treatments, she is actually a fully qualified Beauty Expert having trained as Nail Technician & Beauty Therapist. Combining both her on camera skills as a presenter and her beauty background saw Shanie become a regular guest on the world’s most watched shopping network QVC back in 2016.

Shanie was previously the ‘Head Of Global Artistry’ & On air presenter for Doll 10 Cosmetics across both the UK & Europe and has recently changed lanes by joining  luxury  nail brand ‘Nails Inc‘. She joins the likes of Victoria Beckham & Alexa Chung in working closely with the brands owner Thea Green MBE.  

Shanie also creates stunning make-overs and tutorials for popular digital platform Tilli Beauty which is a sister company of QVC as well as for QVC’s YouTube Channel. Keep an eye on Shanie’s social media to see when she is next on air!


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




Shanie’s Top 5 Summer Sun Screens for your face…

Shanie’s Top 5 Summer Sun Screens for your face…

The first truly sunny weekend of the year just happened here in Britain and the newspapers are full of images of us Brits soaking up the sun on packed beaches! Now unlike the Aussies who use sunscreen every single day as a part of their usual routine, us Brits can be a little uneducated and also lazy when it comes to protecting our skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays. Now more than ever women are wanting to look younger for longer and rather than turning to botox we could all do one thing to really and truly help keep us looking younger for longer and that’s being obsessed with wearing an SPF daily in the same way we are obsessed with flocking to the beach every time the heat rises above 20 degrees celsius .With that said I have collated a list of my Top 5 tried and tested sunscreens for the face and included just what is so great about them!

Crystal Clear Protect & Repair


(Perfect for… Fans of peels & resurfacing treatments)

SPF 40: £45 for 125ml

Having completed the Crystal Clear training myself in both the Microdermabrasion facial and also the famous celebrity oxygen facial I can confirm first hand that the Crystal clear brand is the high flyer in anti-aging product.

This powerhouse product line has developed a high-performance anti-aging and sunscreen in one fabulous product. It’s goal is reduce fine lines and minimise sun damage as well as to act as your daily moisturiser. It feels like a luxury day cream and is really hydrating for more mature skin. It’s also the perfect choice for women who like have chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or use strong exfoliating products as it is what we facialist would give a client post skin resurfacing.

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport


(Perfect for… The outdoorsy & sporty woman)

SPF 50: £32.50 for 156ml

This product is a personal favourite of mine, it’s great for both the face and also the body, I personally use this during the summer months when I am working out in direct sunlight. It smells gorgeous and is a great choice  for the sporty type. Boasting a non-greasy formula that feels comfortable on the skin, it is lightweight and water resistant. Blended with liquorice extracts to calm the skin and fight against UV-induced free radicals, this innovative formula also contains hyaluronic acid to help restore moisture and aide hydration in the skin. – E.D


Elizabeth Arden Environmental Defense


(Perfect for… Oily Skin)

SPF:50 £26.00 for 50ml

I have been a fan of Elizabeth Arden for around 10 years now since I first got my hands on their famous 8 hour cream / balm.  I originally tried this sunscreen when I got it free as a sample with a magazine,  after just one use I realised that it was just as balmy as the original product but with the added sun protection.This is a twist on that very same classic Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant with an added intensive sun protection with SPF50. This formula is lightweight, and importantly an oil-free lotion helps protect your skin from sun exposure while hydrating for up to 8 hours. This is a brand you can trust with a oil free formula which is great for people who are prone to oily skin.

DermaQuest Sheer Zinc 


(Perfect for… Acne prone & sensitized skin)

SPF: 30 £51.00 for 2oz

I started using this product last summer on a trip to Mykonos. I wanted to try a sunscreen specifically for my face that was a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical sunscreen particularly as I am prone to visible unsightly pigmentation when in the sun. This product is soothing whilst protecting the elastin protein in your skin from being broken down whilst in the sun. The formula contains Zinc Oxide which protects the skin, whilst Iron oxides provide a natural tint. The level of protection was incredible, I did not suffer with any pigmentation when using this product however I also felt I didn’t tan at all through it. This is perfect for people who do not mind for fitting their tan entirely to protect there skin, but the good news is is comes in tinted versions so you can fake your tan using the “Sunkissed” or “Tan” shades.

Formula 10.0.6 Picture Perfect Day


(Great for normal younger skin & under make up)

SPF 15 £19.99 20 ml

The smell of this product reminds you of a day at the beach however I would recommend a much stronger SPF if you were at the beach. This pick is for those looking for some day to day sun protection, moisture and lots of Vitamin C. It contains SPF 15 which should be worn daily even in the winter months, it absorbs quickly and sits well under makeup for a moisturiser but doesn’t substitute  a primer. I really like this  pick for an everyday moisturiser with added sun protection for normal skins.

Sun Alert: Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing and using sunscreens may reduce the risk of skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun.