Nhs | healthy start Voucher scheme | Check if your eligible πŸ‰πŸ‡πŸ…πŸ“πŸ’

The nhs have a fantastic healthy start voucher scheme available for eligible families that will help you buy basic food and milk that are nutritious to your baby and also help during pregnancy. Your only allowed to buy certain things with the vouchers such as fruit and vegetables and infant formula, this can be a great help especially in these days and times.

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You’ll get:

  • Β£4.25 each week of your pregnancy (from the 10th week of your pregnancy)
  • Β£8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year old
  • Β£4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years old

Your money will stop after your child’s 4th birthday, or if you no longer receive benefits.

You can also get free Healthy Start vitamins *

Apply here : https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/how-to-apply/

or phone :0345 607 6823 and ask for an application to be sent by post, or ask your midwife. Also be sure to ask about the vitamins too, tablets for pregnant woman and vitamin drops for babies! Do not be afraid to ask especially if you are entitled to this healthy start benefit. It was reported that this scheme was underclaimed and there are thousands of woman and babies missing out on this fantastic opportunity to stay healthy!

Over 21,000 retail outlets are registered across the UK, including many independent local shops and pharmacies. You can check which shops in your area are registered. Please be aware that not all retailers are signed up so there may be only a selective amount of shops you can spend the vouchers in.

Elle wave curler | Review | Before and after pictures βœ¨β™₯οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°

This baby pink wave curler by ELLE is a must have hair tool for every girl who loves to have waves in their hair, waves can be created through other methods but this wave curler will be much faster and will save you energy and time. Its very simple to use and you will be creating beautiful wavy hair in no time at all. Always remember to use heat protection spray before using heated tools on hair !

This wave curler has a cool touch tip and also auto shut off, a cable length of 1,8m so its pretty good to work with and wont over heat if accidently turned on for too long. Wait 2 minuets for the wave wand to heat and take a 3cm section on hair starting from underneath at the nape, work your way up while working from section to section, see my picture’s below if your unsure about how to use.

I also have ELLE straighteners to match this wave curler, click here to see the review *

Your guide to Different foundation types | Youtube videos & tips and tricks πŸ€”πŸ˜βœ¨πŸ’„

We all have a different way of applying our foundation, we all have our mix of shades we like to use. Some of us stick to the sane old liquid or cream foundation for years but they are many different types to give a try.

Spray foundation ..

Who wouldn’t want to quickly spray on foundation then go ? Spray foundation seems like a dream, with spray foundation brands claiming perfect covered and an airbrushed look. A lot of girls need a bit of time to get the hang of spraying on foundation and usually just opt for spraying it onto a brush and applying the old fashioned way, a lot of girls also hate the product wastage that comes with spraying and also foundation going on hair and clothes. Yet again there others who absolutely love this type of foundation but it’s all about what works best for you.

Liquid.. Most of us girls will probably only have liquid foundation as this is the most popular form of foundation here in the UK, you apply with a brush or sponge. Although for people with problematic skin this can be flaky and cracked and give a bad result.

Stick. …

Stick foundation is very small to carry around and is perfect for on the go, you can apply it by hand or sponge or brush. Stick foundation is probably the least popular form of foundation ever.

Mineral Powder. …

If you have sensitive, oily and blemish-prone skin types you may benefit from using mineral foundation, it also doesn’t land in your creases which will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This is the best for me of foundation if you have acne.

Tinted Moisturiser. …

A tinted moisturiser is exactly that, it moisturises with a slight tint to make your complexion look blemish free and provide a small but of coverage. This is an option for people who want just a slight bit of coverage and don’t have time for other foundations. Tinted moisturisers are lightweight and great for the winter months, there are many tinted moisturisers on the market that contain skin loving ingredients.

BB Cream. …

Originally developed in Germany as an all-in-1 cream to be used in a patient’s post-laser treatment skincare plan !

BB cream is short for ‘blemish balm‘ cream. It’s a versatile combination of products such as moisturizer, primer, SPF, foundation, skin treatment, and concealer.

CC Cream

CC cream stands for color correcting cream or complexion corrector cream. Like BB cream, CC creams typically serve multiple purposesβ€”however, unlike BB cream, CC cream usually provides a little more coverage to disguise imperfections like dark spots or redness. Because CC creams offer more coverage than BB creams, they tend to have thicker, heavier formulas. CC cream is often best for aging skin that might need more coverage to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How to clean your hair tools | Tips & Tricks |, πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈπŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜œπŸ’‹

Your hairdressing tools such as clips, brushes, kirbies, combs etc should be washed twice a month. This will prevent bacteria and also increase the life of your brushes so you don’t have to go buy new ones all the time. Think about this.. you just washed your hair but your using a dirty comb or brush ? So get them cleaned πŸ˜‰

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First off you will need a large bowl which will serve as the “bath” Then you will need a towel to dry all your hair stuff with.

Try and pull off all the trapped hair with your hands first, use a toothpick or needle to get hairs that are wrapped around.

Add warm water to your large bowl and drop in some baby shampoo or any other mild shampoo you can find. Swirl your combs and brushes for 10 minutes in the water. Use a toothbrush to scrub at them them once finished scrubbing run under a hot tap till all the shampoo is off.

Lay out all your tools and brushes on a towel and leave to air dry, you can also speed it up a little by using a hairdryer, wrap your brushes and tools in the towel so they are covered and blast the hairdryer on it.

Wooden brushes sadly cannot be cleaned this way as the wood can get damaged! It’s best to use baby shampoo and the toothbrush to just gently clean the bristles and use a towel to wipe.  

For small combs a cotton bud does the trick, dip it into the bowl of shampoo and warm water and just clean away !

Brushes that have cushioning below the handles should not be wet for long periods. Avoid soaking these brushes to disinfect them and stick to only giving them a mild rub down with a mild cleaner and water.

Happy cleaning πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ›

Luxskin | Skin cleansing brush | Review βš‘πŸ’­πŸ˜›

Luxskin is one of the most popular skincare brands out there, with luxskin cleansing brush you can easily remove, dead skin, makeup, dirt and fake tan ! Visit https://uk.luxskin.co/products/spinbrush for info and also there are always great deals on and also an option to pay up your luxskin products.

  • Results in as little as 1 session
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Gently remove dead skin, dirt, and makeup
  • Prevent Acne and breakouts
  • Deepest cleanse for flawless skin
  • Water resistant – can be used in the shower.(although we don’t suggest to fully submerge the device in water)
  • USB charge, no batteries required

HOW TO USE:

Step 1: Ensure device is charged (3 hours for the first use)

Step 2: Attach the brush head of your choice. Simply pull/push to remove and attach the brush head.

Step 3: For best results use after wetting your face with warm water. You may choose to apply a face cleanser if you wish.

Step 4: Press the white power button once for low speed and twice for high speed.

Step 5: Clean around your face in circular motions for several minutes.

Step 6: Wash your face off with warm and apply a moisturiser or serum to keep the skin hydrated.

As a beauty Journalist/Blogger I review a lot of beauty products and know about what makes a good quality beauty product. The timing it toke to arrive in the post was a bit long so I think they need to improve upon that. At first I was skeptical about luxskins products I thought maybe it was just a cheap cleansing brush that was in a fancy box but no I was surprised! the box and packaging are lovely, nice and girly and pink. The brands aesthetic is spot on! The brush itself seems well built and the brush head attachments are off high quality. The brush is usb chargable which is so good, an works with one click, click once it spins, click twice it spins faster, click again switch off. Overall I would give this product a 9 out of 10!!

Avon | Advanced Techniques Illuminating Serum | Review βœ¨πŸ˜œπŸ’―

This Avon hair product has been around for years! It is one of my favourite Shine serums to use and has the best results ever. I can say this product 100 percent works!! this is a re-purchase item time and time again and I always have this in my hairdressing kit.


Advance Techniques Ultimate Shine Illuminating Serum, for a high-beam, vibrant shine that lasts from day to night. Crystal Light Technology and Silk Amino Acids envelope each strand to help to smooth dry ends and reduce frizz. Shine bright like a diamond!

β€’ Leaves hair with a mirror-like shine.
β€’ With Crystal Light Technology and Silk Amino Acids.
β€’ 30ml.

Only Β£4.00 !!


For me I always get a super shine finish and also a very frizz free look, the softness of the hair is brilliant too, as a a hairdresser I would recommend this product to people who desire a very straight hairstyle and people that are curly haired or have a lot of frizz. To use you would shampoo and condition as normal, Towel dry hair a little and them put only 2 small pumps of this serum in your hands and work it from root to tip. Then blow dry straight, if using straighteners after blow drying apply a heat protector too !


Word of warning this serum can give you a greasy look of you apply to many pumps ! just a minimal amount goes a long way, also after applying brush hair through for more serum distribution or put the towel in your hair as a turban and allow a few minutes of the product to work on the hair xx

Dr botanicals | Kiwi superfood eye serum | Review πŸ₯πŸ‘€β€οΈ

Kiwi superfood eye serum comes in a 15ml dropper bottle which you can easily use to apply the serum to your face. the serum is to be used around the eye area, you can gently pat the serum in and around the eye area after you apply. The serum feels very cold and cooling and really soaks into the skin. I though this serum would smell of kiwi and it does ever so slightly !

This product is cruelty free and also vegan, it also has 98.4 % natural ingredients !

Lets break down some of the features of the product :

eye serum

Kiwi fruit oil : helps to maintain moisture in the skin

Matrikine peptide 6 : helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles which is what we need around the eye area for those crows feet !

Grapefruit Essential Oil : High levels of vitamin c and helps reduce oily skin.

This product smells good, the packaging is nice. It does what it says it does, its very cooling around the eye area with no irritation or redness, I feel like it reduced my eye creases and smoothed out my skin. I like all the ingredients and I would recommend this product to anyone looking to treat or prevent eye are wrinkles and gaining more moisture around this area.

Badgerbalm.com | night night balm |lavender & chamomile | Review πŸŒƒβœ¨πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

Have sweet dreams with this lovely organic balm! Badgers Balm is a relaxing nighttime balm for adults and children to be applied to help calm you down and ease anxiety and bring on sleep. Check them out at www.badgerbalm.com

No GMOS, harsh chemicals or nasty stuff. This product is certified organic! In this night night balm we have a mix botanicals such as lavender, spearmint, caster, chamomile etc. All natural and beautiful ingredients perfect and safe for use on children.

You apply this balm to your temples, neck and wrists before bedtime or before a bath or any day you want to relax, For me I like to put it onto my wrists and then sniff the fragrance, its very nice. It does not feel sticky on the skin and I felt so much more relaxed and calmer.

Your guide to nail shapes | Tutorials | Tips & tricks πŸ’…βœ¨πŸ’‹

While filing your nails I bet you don’t really think so much about your nail shape! In this post we will go over different styles of nail shapes and also a how to guide on how to file them into the shapes. its important to take into consideration your lifestyle when picking out nail shapes, stilletto nails are a no no for a hairdresser etc. if you are still unsure about following my instructions there are so many good tutorials on youtube on how to create shapes on filed nails. Happy filing !

First off we will start with the most common nail shape :

Round Nails : Round nails are the most common nail shape and are suitable for just about any woman, very suitable for people who are hairdressers or beauticians, to achieve this look file the free ridge from side wall to side wall in a round manner.

Square shape : This is a very glamorous classic nail shape, it will make any nail polish look fabulous. To achieve this look file the sides of the free ridge up and down and then file the tops straight across, These style of nails are perfect for an office girl who types and picks up the phone, as there are no pointy ends getting in the way.

Squoval or squared oval : The squoval is basically a squared off oval shape, to create this look create a square nail by filing the sides of the free ridge up and down and filing the tops straight across and then gently just round of the left and right sides ever so slightly to create the squoval vibe!

Oval shape : This shape is very similar looking to round shaped nails but there are differences, oval nails are longer and a bit higher and rounder will be smaller in height, the roundness on the sides of the oval nail are more prominent than on round ! To achieve this look you will keep the sides of the free ridge straight and like you are doing a square and then you would round of the right and left edges. Similar method to a squoval nail but on squoval the left and right edges of made obviously square and not rounded !