Tangle Teezer

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I have heard great things about a product called a Tangle Teezer so I asked for one for Christmas and got one in a purple glittery colour. I was already expecting this hairbrush to be epic and I was definately not disappointed.

The brush’s teeth flex at the tangles rather than dragging through them.

I have quite long hair and it’s a medium thickness as well as being bleached so I am always looking for new ways to make my hair care routine better.

Usually when I brush my hair, there is so much hair left in the brush afterwards which genuinely makes me feel sorry for myself. I also NEVER used to brush my hair when I got out of the shower until it was bone dry.

I tried this brush on dry hair first and it made it feel smoother and took out the knots without leaving half my head of hair on the brush. I had to show my boyfriend the brush because I was so surprised at how LITTLE came out of my head.

I’ve also used this on wet hair and wowza! Honestly! It glides through so well. I brush my hair into a ponytail most days and I like the smooth look and this definately helps me out with that. I can’t stop stroking my hair it feels so good.

I have this brush for when I’m at my partner’s house but I am going to have to get one for my house and one for my bag too because going back home to my old hairbrush feels rubbish haha, I’m addicted! You can buy ones that have a cover so that they’re protected when you’re out and about.

Honestly the best hair brush I’ve ever owned and I will never buy any other. This is the most impressive beauty product I’ve ever bought/tried/reviewed etc. It’s absolutely AMAZING. I couldn’t recommend it enough. I will rave about this product to everyone I chat with. Arghhh.

There’s a fair few colours you can get and they cost about £10 from Boots.

Thanks to Tangle Teezer for sending me a photo to use.

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Return of the Joely.

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Hey everyone,

I’ve not posted for a few days but just want you all to know it won’t be long before I’m posting again. I’m working on something pretty good and I need to remember to keep updating here eeeek!
I also know that you may have been expecting some Xmas nail art and it never turned up. I thought I’d let you know that I did attempt some nail art but it didn’t turn out too well. Apparently the nail art brushes I paid a pound for don’t work so well 😉

I’ve learned my lesson and I’ll try something new with toothpicks which is what I used for my Halloween nail stuff. I’ll add a picture or two to show you how poop my Christmas nail art attempt was so that you all know I at least tried 😛

The Body Shop Body Butter

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One of the Christmas products that The Body Shop is offering is the Spiced Vanilla Body Butter. It contains vanilla extract and Fair Trade cocoa butter.

It has a thick, smooth texture; definately like butter. I think it smells a little alcohol-y when you first put it on but then when it sinks in, it smells nice, however not like vanilla.

My hands felt the softest after using this product. My skin is going weirdly dry this winter for the first time so I’ll be using body moisturisers fairly often. My skin didn’t feel insanely soft but my hands did! Once the product absorbed it felt pretty good.

At full price I wouldn’t buy it. It’s £12.50 but I grabbed it when it was at half price. They’re also doing an offer at the shop near me where it’s £1 if you spend £12.50. Also on the site they’re selling the body butter and the shower gel for £12.50. So it’s difficult to want to buy it at full price since the constant offers show me it’s fairly over-priced usually.

Alterna

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I recieved these Alterna products to try out and review. It came in a travel bag with a shampoo, conditioner, treatment oil and hairspray.

These products are from their Bamboo collection and the specific purpose for this set is for strong, smooth and frizz-free hair.

The treatment oil is said to be best for medium to thick hair as I’m guessing it’d be too heavy for thin hair. It can be used before washing hair or as a heat-protecting style product. I chose to use it as a treatment oil before washing my hair as my ends were insanely dry. It says to apply generously to dry hair and leave on for ten minutes and then wash hair as normal.

When I rinsed the oil off my hair I noticed straight away that my hair felt smoother. I followed the oil with their shampoo and conditioner and let my hair dry naturally.

Considering how dry my hair felt the day before, it improved the feel of it quite a lot, the ends of my hair felt less straw-like and the lengths were soft. Someone even asked me if I’d had my hair re-coloured. So it refreshed my hair to a noticable point which is nice :)!

These products use bamboo extract and kendi oil to help improve hair condition.

I used the hairspray a seperate time and it worked nicely. It kept my frizz down when my hair was tied back and lasted all day. It was also easy to brush out after too. Not sure about the humidity part as it’s not exactly humid here but it worked well enough as a normal hairspray.

I would definately buy the treatment oil for regular use but I’m not sure if I’d buy the shampoo and conditioner again as it’s fairly expensive but maybe I would treat myself to the products once in a while. I don’t use hairspray regularly enough to spend that amount on it but it is a good hairspray for those who use it often :)!

The RRPs are below:

250ml shampoo- £16.75

250ml conditioner-£16.75

50ml treatment oil- £19.75

250ml hairspray- £18.00

Nivea Pure and Natural

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This is Nivea Pure and Natural Milk and Honey Lip Balm.

It is 100% free from preservatives and it contains natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, shea butter and honey and milk extract.

I’m not keen on the smell of this product. It’s odd but I’m used to it now. I must admit that although I’ve tried so so many lip care product brands such as Blistex, Carmex and various shop-own brands such as The Body Shop; Nivea lip balms are the ones that make my lips noticably softer and smoother and prevent me from getting chapped lips.

This one is no exception, apart from the smell it does the job great and I have one of these in my coat pocket to fend away the wind and harsh English winter weather.

It’s also dermatologically approved so go ahead and get some!

It’s around £2 which is a gooood price 🙂

OPI!

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My mum bought me four OPI polishes the other day and this is the first. It’s called ‘Blue my mind’

The photo included with this post shows the colour pretty much perfectly. It’s a lovely blue with a blue shimmer to it.

This took three coats to get it to a smooth, solid colour and took a while to dry. It does look awesome when it’s dry though. It lasted three days without getting chips at the end as I didn’t use a top coat. It’d last longer with a top coat.

I have wanted OPI for ages as the colours look so smooth and creamy and I still adore them. They do cost a lot though. Around £10 per bottle.