Between writing hit songs like “Watermelon Sugar” and his latest “As It Was,” Harry Styles has transformed himself into a beauty entrepreneur. Pleasing, Styles’ beauty idea, is an eclectic edit of nail polish and skincare products. So far, Pleasing has two collections: Perfect Pearl and Shroom Bloom, the newest addition to the line. To see if Styles is as good as a beauty chef as he is a musician, I took Shroom Bloom for a test.
What is Harry Styles Pleasure?
Shroom Bloom offers three products: Acid Drops Lucid Night Serum, Hand and Nail Balm, and Shroom Bloom Nail Polish Set, each of which has packaging designed “to evoke the feeling of lounging in a park. a spring day”. Arguably the most exciting part of the line is The Shroom Bloom Nail Polish Set, which sells for $65. Now, it goes without saying that the price of nail polish is high, which means you’re paying a premium for the Styles name on products, no matter how good they are. The collection includes four nail colors: ‘Sprouting’ (mint green), ‘Tender Bud’ (muted beige), ‘Vine Ripe’ (apple red) and ‘The Whole Dewniverse’ (an iridescent, shimmering white). The nail polish quartet also comes with a sticker pack that features flower, butterfly, and mushroom designs. The Sprouting Polish Green Tint and The Whole Dewniverse Shimmering White are also sold separately for $20 each.
On the skincare side, Acid Drops Lucid Night Serum, which costs $35, serves as an overnight skin treatment that contains aloe to hydrate and seal in moisture, malic acid to exfoliate , camellia extract to soothe and salicylic acid to slow down the appearance of imperfections. It is housed in a 0.94 ounce beaker-shaped bottle and comes with a dropper. On the other hand (pun 100% intended), the $25 Hand + Nail Balm hydrates the skin, thanks to ingredients like shea butter, snow fungus, and apricot. This cream comes in a 1.7 ounce aluminum tube.
Shop the Shroom Bloom collection at Pleasing.com
How I tested the Shroom Bloom collection
I started my foray into the Shroom Bloom collection with its skincare products, first trying the Hand + Nail Balm. To see if it lived up to its moisturizing claims, I rubbed a dime-sized amount of the balm into my hands twice a day for a month.
Next, I turned my attention to Acid Drops Lucid Night Serum, which I applied to my face once or twice a week for a month. According to the instructions, I placed three drops of the serum on each section of my face after cleansing and massaged it in for about three minutes until it was completely absorbed. I followed it up with my current moisturizer, La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Matte Face Moisturizer.
During this time, I ran two tests on the Shroom Bloom Polish Set: one for application and one for wear. I applied a coat of Shroom Bloom Polish in Sprouting, and watched how well – and for how long – it wore. Now I’m ready to share my thoughts.
Hand + nail balm
No matter how many hand soaps or moisturizers I use, my hands will always be dry. After a day—two applications—using a dab of thick, creamy hand and nail balm, my hands ultimately felt like they were relieved of their perpetually parched state. On days when I didn’t apply the hand cream to my skin immediately after waking up, my hands felt like they could be screaming as they were deprived of their daily dose of moisture. This hand moisturizer is the ultimate treat my hands have been looking for all my life! I’ve used other moisturizing hand treatments before, like Fenty Skin Hydra’Reset Intensive Recovery Glycerin Hand Mask, but unfortunately its moisturizing effects faded after a few hours of use, unlike the hand and nail balm that has managed to keep my hands in touch. soft and smooth all day.
Get the Pleasing Hand + Nail Balm at Pleasing.com for $25
Lucid Acid Drops Night Serum
Over the years I have noticed changes in my skin type. Once dry as a desert, the skin on my face is now both dry (especially around the eyes) and oily, in other words combination skin. With that in mind, I was excited to try Acid Drops Lucid Night Serum, given that it contains both moisturizers and anti-acne ingredients, such as aloe and salicylic acid, respectively. I treated Acid Drops Lucid Night Serum as the exfoliant in my routine because it contains malic acid, an ingredient that “exfoliates dead skin cells.”
Fortunately, this skin treatment succeeded in making my face as smooth as marble, so I guess it’s safe to say that this serum helped transform dead skin cells. I remain impressed with its ability to gently exfoliate skin without drying it out like many exfoliators I’ve tried. Plus, it seemed to have eliminated a significant amount of the oil production that occurs along the sides of my nose and forehead – a godsend when you have combination to oily skin. Because it is gentle on the skin, I think all skin types should try this treatment.
Its skin-smoothing abilities remind me of my all-time favorite, the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator, a powder-based exfoliator that also leaves skin silky soft. Unfortunately, Dermalogica’s formula comes at a hefty $62 price tag, so in my opinion, you’re getting a really good deal with Acid Drops Lucid Night Serum at $35, as its function and results are similar .
The Shroom Bloom Polish Set
To test the polish, I chose Sprouting over the other colors because it was the color that flattered my skin tone the most. When I decided to try brushing the beautiful mint green shade onto my nails, I was disappointed to find that its runny consistency made it difficult to apply evenly and cleanly, especially for people like me who don’t paint their nails. fingernails quite often. to have a great mastery of the skill. I used the age-old trick of applying polish in a straight line down the middle of my finger with the included brush, but the polish only ended up on the middle half of my nail. Am I being too dramatic to say that I almost shed tears over this nail polish failure? Maybe, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from seeing how it was doing.
Therefore, I decided to bring the polish with me to a recent manicure appointment to have it professionally applied. I also had the manicurist place two of the fuchsia flower stickers that come with the Shroom Bloom polish kit — there are a total of three sticker sheets — on two of my nails. Needless to say, the results looked much better, although it took two coats and a clear topcoat to get the polish looking great.
In the first four days after the manicure, the two coats of Sprouting held up and the fuschia flower stickers didn’t budge either. On the fifth day, chipping ensued. The tip of my right middle finger was the first victim, followed by my left index finger and my left middle finger. Typically, when I get a regular manicure instead of a gel manicure, I don’t see any chips for at least a week of use, so I was sad to see it fade before a week has passed.
Is the Pleasing Shroom Bloom collection worth it?
Yes, but it depends on how you want to use certain products.
My enthusiasm for the Shroom Bloom Polish waned after learning that the formula is not suitable for novices, in addition to the fact that it started to crumble before wearing it for a full week. At $65, I don’t think it’s worth shelling out that much money for a nail polish set considering how good it is, but if you really love one of the a la carte colors, I think it would be wiser to spend $20 on Sprouting or Entire Dewunivers. I don’t think this is a great polishing option for anyone looking to DIY their manicures at home, but if you’re willing to spend the extra money to have a nail technician comb them, you can get away with it. to serve.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Hand + Nail Balm and the Acid Drops Lucid Overnight Serum. The Hand and Nail Balm moisturized my hands like no cream had before, and the Acid Drops Lucid Night Serum gently exfoliated my face without the burning sensation that comes with many exfoliators. Overall, I’d say it’s best to invest in Shroom Bloom’s skincare offerings, if you like either for their respective prices.
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