January 9, 2015

Rolling With The Homies

(Everyone who gets the Clueless reference gets a cookie). Facial massages, lymph drainage... Perhaps one of the most featured beauty buzz words of the moment? Sadly for me, a visit to a facialist is not in the books and I'm simply a tad too lazy to do facial massages on a daily basis, which is where facial rollers enter the picture.

Facial massages and lymph drainage are great for removing toxins, reduce water retention, de-bloat the skin, anti-ageing and giving you that healthy glow. I've actually noticed that my face has become less bloated after only a week of using a roller (twice a day) and after continuous use, the blemishes that popped up on my chin area slowly disappeared. Because it massages the lymphs, it gets your blood flowing, resulting in a red flush. This is normal and it'll fade away after a few minutes.

There are different types of facial rollers, which claim different things, but to me they are mostly marketing jargon and they practically do the same thing, which is massaging your face. After using my rollers a bit more religiously (see: twice a day), I've really noticed great improvements. I like to use it after applying my toner or face oil [which is why one of 'em is slightly orange tinted due to Pai's BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil].

I've tried both the Ying Yu Jade Facial Roller and Rose Quartz Roller, which have a bigger and smaller stone. One for the face and neck and one for smaller delicate areas, e.g., eyes, upper lip, between the brows. I love the calming touch of the stones and the smaller stone, so I can de-puff my eyes, but besides that, I haven't really noticed any marvellous differences between the different type of stones. A much cheaper alternative is The Body Shop Facial Roller, which is a bit more than a fiver. Besides being much cheaper, it's got rubber bristles which make it really easy to massage the face and without having to put too much pressure, it does the job well, if not better. See the roller in action here. I mean... if it's good enough for Caroline, it good 'nuff for me.



  1. my mom bought me a facial roller that ended up look like a penis LOL. instead of one cylinder roller, it had two baller roles on each side of a chiselled stick... oh mom...


    A Beautiful Zen

  2. I always though about using a facial roller, might pick up the body shop one to see the effects.

    Zeynab xx

    The Beautifully Disastrous

  3. I've never tried a facial roller, they sound so interesting, ill have to pick one up!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I don't know under what kind of rock I'm living, but I didn't know about this! Definitely going to give a try to the one from The Body Shop! :)

  5. Haha yes, I'd seen it in your Asian Beauty Haul video! Can't not ask: does it work though?

  6. You'll never go back without. I definitely recommend picking up the one from The Body Shop. I think I may actually prefer it over the more expensive ones. The only downside is that you can't roll it over the eyes, but it's great to get the blood flowing in the face.

  7. You must – let me know what you think!

  8. ...i still haven't used it. i just don't know what to do with it! lol

  9. 😂 I can completely understand you though haha! If you do want to give facial rollers a go, I'd totally recommend starting with the roller from The Body Shop. Super easy and very affordable.

  10. Haha love the title! I was always interested in those korean rollers that's suppose to give your face a more v-shape and slim down your chin. I like the sound of it reducing blemishes! Recently, I've been super self conscious of my chubby cheeks (they're seriously so chubby) and I really want to try one now :P

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  11. Haha thanks Sheri! I'd definitely recommend trying out The Body Shop one, it's so easy to use and really affordable. I've noticed a difference in my cheeks, or well entire face, after using it twice a day for a week. If you don't want to splurge for a roller, I'd recommend trying facial massages, which is a bit more time consuming but very effective as well! (I may do a post on that in the future.)

  12. Really intrigued by facial rollers! WIll have to try them out for myself sometime :) x

  13. They're so good and worth it! Can definitely see a difference in how bloaty (or not) my face is.


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