Lee Stafford No Strings Attached Cordless Straightener

Lee Stafford No Strings Attached Cordless Straightener has revolutioned my hair routine in the mornings.  I love being cord free and moving around the room, looking in whatever mirror I please to do my hair.  The other big bonus is the stand to put these in, no more worrying about leaving hot irons on the floor or side where someone might knock them when they are hot or trip over the cord.

What do you get in the box?

Well I was very impressed with the contents.  Along with the straighteners was a heat mat and zip up bag for storage.

The cordless straighteners themselves are just lovely, a bold bright pink and easy to hold.  They have a stand which allows them to sit upright in and a cord which can either go directly into the straighteners as per normal ones, or into the base resulting in the straighteners being cordless when you use them.

So what are they like to use?

I love them!  They are now my go to straightener every morning that I wish to straighten my hair.  I love the way they stand upright in the holder.  They reach a good heat which should last up to 15 mins before needing to put them back in the holder to heat up again.  I find that plenty of time although sometimes I just pop them back in for a few minutes while I comb my hair and then just go over a few bits that need it.

The Lee Stafford No Strings Attached Cordless Straightener to use, I’d recommend them to anyone.  There’s no chance of them rolling about on the floor, you can walk around as you are using them rather than being tied to the corner of the bedroom and they give me the results that I want with my hair.  Plus the fact that they look good standing in the corner of my dressing table.  An all round winner for me!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Time Bomb Today’s Special Value on QVC

Check out QVC Sunday 12th March 2017 to get an amazing deal on Time Bomb.  The Today’s Special Value offer is selling for an amazing £46 for products that would cost £220 if purchased individually.

The ‘Big Deal Collection’ consists of:

  • Take-Off Time Cleanser (200ml; supersize) – engineered with dermatological grade crystals that gently slough off dead skin cells to reveal fresh, smooth, glowing skin beneath. Free from drying surfactants or harsh detergents, leaving your skin feeling moist and looking dewy
  • Collagen Bomb Essential Skin Fuel (50ml; supersize) – highly charged with collagen, this potent, moisturising formula is designed to counteract environmental effects on your skin to create a fuller, firmer and smoother-looking complexion
  • Trouble Shooter Neck, Jaw & Chest Cream (100ml; supersize) – visibly diminishing the signs of ageing while soothing and hydrating your skin for an instant firming effect, this targeted treatment helps to enhance the appearance of suppleness and elasticity, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten the appearance of pigmentation for a more even-looking skin tone. Formulated with chrysanthellum extract, vitamin C, lanachrys, pea extract, olive oil, abyssinian oil and hyaluronic acid
  • Complexion Cocktail with a shot of H20mega (150ml; supersize) – a hydrating cocktail designed to support your skin’s surface layers, help retain moisture for an immediate plumping effect, and counter signs of skin fatigue and dehydration. Formulated with a powerful blend of 12 amino acids, two types of hyaluronic acid, high levels of vitamins B12 and B3, plus chia oil, coconut oil and brown algae

Check it out now as this offer is for today only!!

Having used various Time Bomb products both currently and in the past I can confirm that you won’t be disappointed.  They are all packed with high quality ingredients that deliver and help to protect, improve and enhance your skin.  Being in my early 40’s I need skin care with anti ageing properties to keep a youthful glow and Time Bomb works and feels great on my skin.  Get this offer while you can as it’s a great value pack to experience Time Bomb either for the first time or to stock up on your favourites!

This post is in collaboration with Time Bomb skincare.

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Lee Stafford Lighten Up Mirror

The Lighten Up Mirror from Lee Stafford Electricals is perfect for everyday use either for doing your make up or hair.  I do have a great dressing table mirror but in the early mornings when I don’t want to disturb anyone this is great for taking into the bathroom or elsewhere and use to get ready whether it’s my hair or make up.  With it’s soft glow illumination and 3x magnification on one side the Lee Stafford mirror just what you need for close ups.

The mirror takes 3AA batteries in the base and the light is operated with a simple on/off switch at the front.  The mirror swivels 360° very easily with one side showing a normal size reflection and the other being three times magnified.  I’ve found this great getting ready in the morning as I can move it around and it has helped as I only have a dim centre light in my bathroom so this is great for applying make up.  I can also take it to wherever my hair straightners are plugged in and use it as I do my hair.

The light is a soft glow and although useful isn’t as bright as I expected.  It does increase visibility and add light to your face but in a soft way, so okay for general use but you’d probably need something brighter for fine detail.

Overall the hot pink Lee Stafford mirror looks great, is relatively lightweight and great for everyday use.  A definite addition to my mornings where I can escape with it anywhere around the house to get ready without disturbing the family or trying to peer in a wall mirror!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Eye Care with Biotrue and TheraPearl

Looking after my eyes is always something I’m careful about doing as I want to keep them in optimum condition but am prone to small infections such as styes several times a year.  I tend to wear eye make up at least six days a week, and it’s important to remove every last trace which can be hard when you have eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow lodged around the lash line after a long day at work.

I’ve been trying out Biotrue, a preservative and detergent free eyelid wipe for daily use.  They are so gentle you can even use them on babies.  Each wipe is individually sealed for hygiene and to keep them sterile until use.  I found each wipe to be a generous size and plentifully moist to really cleanse the eye area and remove any last traces of dirt or make up that are left behind after my regular cleanse.  They leave your eye feeling fresh and clean and hopefully free of infection.  Also if you have an infection, be it a stye or something like conjunctivitus then these would be brilliant for using each morning and night to really help remove bacteria and clean up your eyelid in a gentle way.

Moving on to the TheraPearl eye mask, a new favourite of mine.  This reusable mask can be used hot or cold to relieve dry eyes, headaches, puffy eyes and more.  In this cold weather and with long days I’m incredibily tired in the evening after a day at work and I’ve found this to be a great way to relax before I go to bed.  When the kids are tucked up in bed I gently warm this up in the microwave, go and lie on my bed for 20 minutes with the mask on and totally relax in peace, which sets me up perfectly to drift off to sleep after releasing all the stresses of everyday life away.

It can also be used cold by keeping it in the freezer for a couple of hours which I have tried and it feels great to soothe sore, puffy, tired eyes but I think this will be better used in the Summer months when the weather is warmer and the cold mask will have maximum effect and feel like a total treat.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Vegan Beauty Must Haves for Spring

The world of cruelty free and vegan beauty has come a long way in the last few years and I’ve been lucky to try out some amazing products that will be perfect to fit into your Spring beauty regime.  From various brands, all of these products stand out for me with premium ingredients and high quality results that leave the products desireable to use and a pleasure to place on my skin.  Not only that, they look gorgeous on your dressing table too!

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jojoba and rosehip oil bottle

The Jojoba company 100% natural Jojoba and Rosehip Oil is a multipurpose oil, perfect for hair and skin.  The combination of ingredients is crucial to the benefits in that they help deliver the product to the deeper layers of your skin where it is really needed.  By massaging 2-3 drops onto clean damp skin the product is absorbed and nourishes where needed.  I loved using this before bed to really hydrate my skin as I’ve found with age I get dry around the chin area.  I love to let this work it’s magic overnight for a really healthy glow and thoroughly moisturised skin in the morning.  The bottle is stunning by the way – you won’t forget to put this on, because it’s a must have on your dressing table!

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Embryolisse is a French brand I’ve used before with their Radiant Eye Cooling Stick so I knew the quality would be good.  I don’t normally use a CC cream, just foundation so thought this would be interesting to try out.  The product has colour adapting technology and literally changes on your skin to suit your tone and colour.  With SPF 20 included and high coverage I absolutely love this product and was amazed at how well it applied to my face.  It covered all my blemishes, is moisturising, left my skin fresh, glowing and blurred away those fine lines – definitely a replacement for my current foundation.

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The Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 Multi-Benefit Hair Masque from Shea Moisture is a luxurious treat for your hair that leaves it ultra soft, shiny, nourished, strengthened and more.  I found this easy to use in the shower by applying then letting the water run down my back while the hair masque worked it’s magic before rinsing off.  As you put your fingers through to rinse, you can feel that your hair is so smooth and soft, it feels fabulous, like a real treat and worth doing once a week when you have a few minutes to prevent dry, ageing hair.

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No Bleeding Lips from Know Cosmetics is a secret lip liner, clear in colour that can be applied around the edge of lips before lipstick or gloss to prevent bleeding.  I found this super soft and easy to apply, leaving me with a well defined lip line and lipstick that looked well applied. Definitely a staple for the make up bag!

 

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Amla & Clary Sage Shower and Bath Gel from AA Skincare

AA Skincare prides itself on it’s products being full of natural ingredients and the best quality essential oils so I was keen to try the Amla & Clary Sage Shower and Bath Gel.  With a busy lifestyle it’s nice to get my 5 minutes of me time in the shower and indulge in a luxury shower gel full of premium ingredients, that also benefit from being vegan.

The ingredients in this are suitable and appealing to my skin with Amla (also known as Indian Gooseberry) which is packed full of natural antioxidants to help your skin glow, just what I need especially in this colder weather.  Clary Sage essential oil is included which helps balance out oily complexions and reduce the signs of breakouts and the addition of Lemon Oil is refreshing, cleansing and adds to the fragrance.

I found the Amla & Clary Sage shower gel from AA Skincare to be very gentle and cleansing, with a good foaming action to cleanse my skin.  It smelt really invigorating and fresh, perfect for a morning wake up shower gel.  My skin was left soft and clean and throughly refreshed after a nights sleep, leaving me energised and ready for the day ahead!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Transformulas EyeLightening Serum

Transformulas EyeLightening Serum is an innovative skincare treatment for the eye area that is designed to counteract dark circles and fine lines that are caused by the ageing process along with stress induced symptoms. It’s a really simple to use treatment and comes in a high end looking package.

The tube contains a potion packed full of high end ingredients to treat the eye area and give it the best results possible.  It aims to treat the following issues and give relevant results:

  • Dark circles gradually lighten
  • Soothing eye serum for immediate and long lasting reduction in facial lines
  • Minimises tear sacs
  • Reduces Puffiness
  • Lightens dark circles
  • Strengthens fine capillaries
  • Improves firmness
  • Restores structure and collagen

I found this treatment an abosolute pleasure to apply.  No messy fingers, this treatment is applied with a wand that is simply wiped across your eye area to apply the product and the ingredients immediately sinks in to give results.  It leaves no residue or greasiness and make up can easily be applied practically straightaway!

For me I applied the wand under my eye each morning and evening and it was really simple to use, my eye area felt smooth and revived.  The serum is really light and sinks quickly into the skin.

It’s hard to capture a difference in photos but I do feel that my under eye area looks brighter and a lot fresher from continued use of this product.  It definitely feels good on the eye area and leaves it really soft and hopefully prevents fine lines which I feel I’m doing pretty well from right now around the eye area.  Just which I could find the a product that could do the same for my forehead wrinkles!!

Transformulas ia a brand I admire and thoroughly enjoy using, and the Eye-Lightening has been another product that adds to my recommendation of their range.  Do try them out if you are looking for high end beauty and anti ageing care – they really do work and leave your skin feeling fabulous!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Vosene Kids Haircare

My kids are at the stage where they like to try and wash their own hair in the shower now, although do need a bit of encouragement and the Vosene kids range is one that always keeps them happy and they love to use it.  They have a good variety of fruity fragrances and the kids loved the trolls on the recent packaging!

wp_20161207_14_53_44_proMiss M adores strawberries so was drawn to the 2 in 1 Shampoo with super strawberry fragrance.  It was so easy to use and left her hair clean and soft with a bit of added shine.

Mister B liked using the green bottle which was the 2 in 1 Shampoo with a fresh melon scent, his favourite fruit is currently melons so it was rather apt and again this left his hair clean and soft.

I really like the Pink Pomelo and Vitamin C 2 in 1 Shampoo and tried it out on the children a couple of times.  The fragrance is great and the results are good.  All in all the fruity combinations are a winner for children and 2 in 1 formulas are definitely the way to go for ease and speed, less messing about and the results are good.

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The 3 in 1 Shampoo is also really great to use for my children during term time at school as it contains natural lice repellents such as tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus oil.  It lathers up well and leaves hair soft although my children aren’t as keen on the fragrance as the fruity shampoos but when the head lice letter comes through from school as it frequently does, then I try to get them to use this for the next week to ensure they don’t catch lice whilst it’s spreading around the classroom.

To go alongside this is the Conditioning Defence Spray which has a clinically proven formula to prevent lice as well as detangling and smoothing properties.  I also try to squirt this onto the kids heads after washing to ensure they stay lice free.  It’s so simple to use and worth it, compared to the rather unpleasant and time consuming task of removing lice from your child’s head (and I should know having had to deal with it several times over the last few years!).

Overall we are very happy with the Vosene Kids range, love using it and the kids love the fragrances.  I’m pleased with the cleanliness and softness of the hair so it’s a win all round!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Time Bomb’s QVC Today’s Special Value Offer

QVC’s Today’s Special Value bundle on the 4th December 2016 will be this amazing Time Bomb skincare bundle!  Don’t forget to check it out as it can be yours at the amazing price of just £47.98!

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The offer includes the below products:

  • Brand new Instawow Sparkling Facial Mask
  • Supersize Flashback Night Cream
  • Complexion Cocktail with a shot of Chlorophyll
  • Supersize Collagen Bomb
  •  Supersize Hand Cream

All for just £47.98, which is an incredible deal!!

I’ve been lucky to try out some of the products included in this deal and I can tell you that they are brilliant for protecting and looking after your skin.  They are great for ageing skin and use high end technology and ingredients to really care and treat your skin.

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You can read about most of the products in my previous review for Time Bomb but I must just tell you about their newest product.  Instawow is a sparkling facial mask that is new to the Time Bomb range and this is the first time I’ve tried it out myself.

A clear gel is applied to clean skin and almost immediately it starts to fizz across your whole face.  Little white foam bubbles appear and spend the next five minutes fizzing away which does have a slight tickly sensation, nothing like I’ve felt before with a face mask. You then massage any excess away into the face and then rinse off.  It is super light but also very effective

The Results

Wow! This product certainly should be called Instawow, my face was left glowing and fresh, with a light, luminous effect to it.  It also felt ultra soft and smooth, like baby skin – I love it!!

Packed with energising citrus extracts and sparkling glycerine, this mask works deep down in the pores with it’s fizzing to remove make up and debris whilst leaving your skin brighter, cleaner and tighter!  A must have this party season to get your skin looking tip top before a night out, and also clearer the morning after!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

 

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Instant Whites 7 Day Teeth Whitening System

With Christmas approaching and lots of social events on the way, it’s a good time to think about your teeth.  Looking white and sparkly helps you feel more confident and gives you a great smile so I’ve been checking out Instant Whites, a 7 day at home whitening system that is simple and quick to use.  It can boost your teeth by upto 9 shades but this obviously depends on the current state of your teeth before you start.

wp_20161119_09_27_53_proThe kit contains 7 liquid filled peroxide free swabs, contained in a plastic case.  To use them you simply remove a swab and push the stick together to release the liquid into the top half which then oozes out of the swab.  Then rub gently across the teeth that you wish to whiten for between 10-20 seconds per tooth.  This is really easy to do and there is no bitter taste or any unpleasantness.

instant-whitesSo what did I think?

Well I have fairly light teeth anyway, although yellower than I would personally like so I was interested to see if this would make a difference as it was such a gentle treatment. When you rub the wand across your teeth there is a very slight abrasive feeling to it, which I guess scrubs away any stain and marks.  I would definitely say my teeth look fresher, brighter and more healthy.  Maybe a shade or two whiter as well.  It’s definitely given them a boost ahead of the festive season which always makes it easier to give a confidence smile as I’m sure there’ll be lots of photos taken in the upcoming weeks!

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Available from various retailers the Instant Whites – 7 Day Whitening System costs £30 and is a great way to give your teeth a brighter, sparkling shine!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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