Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Tangle Teezer Review

No matter how much conditioner and hair treatments I use when washing my hair, I'm always having to fight with nasty knots afterwards! Originally I put it down to the condition of my hair but after using a really intensive hair mask and still battling with the brush, I knew that it was down to something else. Prior to this I had read a few reviews about how great the Tangle Teezer is. In case you don't know, the Tangle Teezer is a hand held hair brush that "Glides through wet, vulnerable and colour treated hair with no pulling, tugging or yanking." and come in all different styles and colours.

I was a little sceptical about how well the brush would work on my knotty hair but it glided through like a treat. This little beauty did exactly what it said on the tin, it didn't pull, tug or yank at my hair. All it did was leave my hair knot free, looking and feeling great. It reduced my hair regime time by 10 minutes which is really handy on them cold, rainy mornings when all I want is an extra 10 minutes in bed.

I would recommend this cute little thing to anyone that is trying to win the war against knots. It is truly the perfect hair tool! You can pick the Tangle Teezer up from Boots for £10.99, which may sound a little steep for a hair brush but it is absolutely worth it.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick Review

After picking this lipstick up on a whim solely on the colour of the sticker at the bottom of the tube, I was a little disappointed. I hear you ask "well why didn't you test it?" and my answer to that is that there were no testers and there was a big bar code sticker preventing me for opening it. So when I got home and opened the tube, I wasn't too impressed with the colour. It looks very pinky but has quite strong orange tones which don't really go with my skin tone. Also, I found that the lipstick is a bit drying and didn't apply very well to my lips. This is a lipstick that will most definitely collect dust in a corner of my make up collection but it hasn't put me off trying other Rimmel lipsticks, especially in the newer Kate collection as I've heard that they are great.

Friday, 22 February 2013

The Chapped Lips Rescue Team

After writing a post yesterday about Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile I noticed in some of the pictures I took just how chapped my lips were. This inspired me to look through my beauty collection and hunt down a chapped lip rescue team! 

Vaseline Lip Therapy Chapstick with Cocoa Butter
This super nourishing stick is great for banishing chapped lips. Containing Cocoa butter and Shea butter means it helps soften lips from first application. I don't have to apply much to my lips for the Vaseline to do it's job. It feels quite thin on my lips and feels really rich. The chapstick smells amazing which I put down to the cocoa butter. This chapstick is great as it means you don't have to delve into a tin with your finger to apply. The stick itself is white so can make your lips look a little pale and it doesn't taste very nice as it leaves a weird after taste in my throat.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Original Tin
This old school Vasaline tin is the original super hero when it comes to solving pesky dry lips. If you have never tried it, then where have you been?! I tend to use this Vasaline product more in the evening and wear it to bed as I always manage to get it all around my face. It doesn't really have a scent and doesn't leave a awful after taste in the back of my throat which is why I like it so much. It applies to my lips really easily and I don't have to use much to cover my lips.
Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm
This lip balm is my favourite of the four to wear out. The pink balm gives my lips a hint of rose pink and helps keep them nourished and smooth. It smells a little bit like play dough but that doesn't bother me. The packaging is really pretty which is another reason why I like it so much. I wouldn't say this is the balm to grab for when your lips are really chapped as the colour can stick to the chapped parts of your lips leaving them looking a bit patchy but this lip balm is great to help maintain soft lips.
Body Shop Born Lippy in Watermelon
This is the nicest smelling lip balm of the four. It smells just like watermelon and it definitely smells good enough to eat. Sadly, I wouldn't recommend eating it because as soon as I apply it my lips, I get that horrible after taste in the back of my throat. It's definitely the worst tasting. The packaging of this balm is really cute and I love it's name as it gives it a bit of attitude. It isn't the easiest to apply because the pot is quite small which means I get it all up my nail which I hate. It's quite hard as well so you have to apply more than usual to cover your lips. This isn't the best balm for getting rid of chapped lips but like the Nivea Soft Balm it helps maintain soft lips.
Have any of you used lip scrubs? I'd love to read a review on them so link your post below :)


Thursday, 21 February 2013

Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile

For a while now I've been looking for a cheap way to get a glistening white smile. After a lot of research I found that the most successful way to have a Hollywood smile is to use chemicals and bleaching agents but this can cause a whole bunch of problems in your mouth. So I started looking down less harmful routes and came across a wide range of whitening toothpastes. I spent quite a while reading reviews and found that with most whitening toothpastes are a bit hit and miss.
Yesterday, I went out and bought Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile Whitening Toothpaste from Boots for £4.85. Originally, I was in two minds about buying it as it's a little bit more expensive than normal cleansing toothpastes but I decided to try it out anyway as it could potentially be a good investment.

Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile promises "for up to 4 shades whiter teeth in just 3 weeks!". It also came with a scale that shows the different shades of your teeth. As a toothpaste, Pearl Drops is like any other. Its minty and leaves my teeth feeling clean and plaque free.

In order to see if this toothpaste even works, I've decided to write a blog post every week to show you how well it's working. Week 1 will hopefully commence on the 1st of March and I will show a before and after picture of my teeth with the scale. Below is the picture of my teeth before using the toothpaste and the shade of my teeth is currently between 8/9.

Have you had any successful or unsuccessful experiences with tooth whitening toothpastes?