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Review: Perhaps Unicorn Facial Massage Stone

4. December 2015

Did you ever want to adopt a unicorn? I did so recently! I was contacted by Perhaps Unicorn whether I wanted to adopt one of their unicorns and now I’m the owner of The Love Unicorn! You are probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about, right?! Those of you who are interested in asian cosmetics for some time have probably stumbled upon facial massage tools every now and then. There are many different types, but most common are so-called massage stones shaped in a special curved way so you can use them perfectly along the shape of your face. And, if you look closely at the shape of these massage stones, you will see the resemblence it shares with a horn!

Perhaps Unicorn

Perhaps Unicorn is a retailer of 100% handcrafted gemstones for facial massage, avoiding plastic and other material which can be harmful to the skin. Their Unicorn Facial Massagers are hand-crafted and polished, gentle on the skin, and just heavy enough to use. Furthermore the stones contain natural gemstone variations which makes each unicorn facial massage unique to you. Perhaps Unicorn is offering two different Unicorn Facial Massage Tools, the Love Unicorn made from Rose Quartz and the Lucky Unicorn made from Aventurin.

Perhaps Unicorn

According to the description from Perhaps Unicorn it says:

“Rose quartz is referred to often as the “Love Stone.” It represents unconditional love and opens the heart chakra. Rose quartz allows you to attract all types of love into your life: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional. Rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in virtually any situation.”

My Love Unicorn came packed in a box made of recycled paper with the silhouette of a unicorn’s head printed on the lid. Inside the box there was a beautiful red velvet pouch with the same unicorn head symbol imprinted. You can use the pouch to store your massager safely. The massage stone is beautifully handcrafted and polished. It doesn’t have any sharp edges or other flaws. It is not heavy and has the perfect size to fit in my hand. The rose quartz and its pink color are really lovely.

Perhaps Unicorn

But how do you use these kind of facial massage stones? The key term is ‘Gua Sha’, a traditional chinese massage technique to stimulate the blood and lymph circulation. Gua Sha is used as accupunctual massage all over the body using several differently shaped stones. You can however use the technique with the unicorn facial massager, since the design is practical and versatile and can be used for all parts of the face and certain parts of the body aswell. Before you start the massage you need to use a facial oil or massage cream on your face and neck. You can also use your favourite oil cleanser for example. Then your start to glide the facial massage stone over your skin with light pressure in specific directions. Below, I created a printable cheat sheet on how to use the facial massage stone on your face and which parts of the stone you have to use for which area of your face. You repeat the strokes up to five times and on both face-halfs. It should take you about 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, your face will feel warmer because of the increased blood circulation. Since you will stimulate the lymph circulation aswell, your skin will be less swollen, too, and appear thinner or more defined.

Facial Gua Sha

I really appreciate a good facial massage and these facial massage stones are perfect for that purpose! The packaging is super pretty aswell, and the idea of having adopted a unicorn is awesome! If you are now curious about Perhaps Unicorn, or you want to adobt a unicorn of your own just take a look at their web page! The Love Unicorn retails for 25 US$. You can use the code Berries10 for 10% discount on your purchase. Oh, and feel free to grab your cheat sheet on how to do a facial Gua Sha >>here<<!

Do you use facial massage tools?

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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.
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How To Winterize Your Nails

27. January 2015

As you know, here in Germany we are in the midth of winter, which means we have a cold and mostly rainy weather here. You’ll feel such changes during the seasons also on your skin, as it feels drier than usual. And it is not only the skin, but also your hair and nails. Julep, a beauty company for cosmetics, nail color, and skincare, shared their nailcare tips with me and I wanted to share them with you and add some of my own tips on how to winterize your nails, since I really liked the idea of writing a post like this (

How To Winterize Your Nails

So, what are specific nail care advices in order to winterize your nails? First of all, you should not neglate your nails during winter, even if you wear gloves and closed shoes you should still think of your nails. Most important is, to regulary clip and shape your nails. I usually don’t have very long nails and in winter I prefer shorter nails anyways, because of wearing gloves for example. When I’m having long nails they tend to break easily, because they get stuck into the wool of the gloves sometimes. Another very important point is to remove the loose skin and cuticles, if you have any. You can prevent this by moisturizing your hands as often as possible and also using hand or finger masks on a regular basis. I reviewed a nail/finger maks some time ago, which I really liked for this purpose. You can check out my review on Etude House Help My Finger Nail Finger Pack here. Here is a list of some helpful tips on how to winterize your nails:

How To Winterize Your Nails

Recently, I discovered some Korean handcreams which I really like and love to use often in these colder days. Below you’ll see my two favourite hand creams, the Etude House Missing U hand cream, which comes in an adorable container and smells of roses, and the Shib Jang Ceng Chun Ji Heang hand cream, which was part of the MeMeBox Oriental Medicine. The latter contains ginseng extracts, shea butter and olive oil and feels really nourishing. If you feel your nails are still dry desprite using hand creams, I can recommend you to use nail oil. I bought one from a local drug store from the brand p2. It is called One Drop Fitness Oil and contains soy, sweet almond and sunflower oil for deep nourishment and hydration.

How To Winterize Your Nails

Even though it might be that we wear gloves I use nail polish from time to time. My best tip for you in cold seasons is to use a nail polish drier. It reduces the time of your nail polish to dry largely. I discovered the Etude House Help My Finger Quick Drop Drier some time ago and it belongs to my favourite items now.

How To Winterize Your Nails

Here are some color inspirations for your winterized nails. You can get these specific colors from Julep. I never tried their nail polishes, but I’ve read positive reviews about them. I really do like the colors Joanne and Shari, because they look like they go well with almost every style. In general, I think you never can go wrong with a classic red nail polish for every season of the year. In the image above I used Etude House Play nail polish in shade 52.

How To Winterize Your Nails

What are your winterizing nail care advices?

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