Phil smith tongs + elle straightener review βœ¨β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ‘€

Love these curling tongs 😜

Phil smith curling tongs only 10 pound from Argos or you can find them on eBay. Was really happy with the results using these curling tongs as there are more expensive ones exactly the same on the market for double the price! These are a bargain and work so well, so easy to operate and give fantastic curls, go to bottom of post to see images of the curls. These curling tongs are the best budget tongs out there !


Elle Pink hair straighteners are available in B&M store for only 10 pound! I wanted to try them out as I am going to be blogging more about budget hair tools in the future, The design is so pretty and what girl doesn’t want pink hair tools right ? For 10 pound it is an absolute bargain but does it do the job ?


After curling the hair I used the straighteners and picture above is the results, I allowed the straighteners to heat up to the max. I found that It did straighten out the curly hair but the ends were still wavy. i went back over again and it still was wavy lol ! I think if you are wanting poker straight hair you will need to go over your sections at least 3 times or so! So with saying that I don’t think these are good for people who want straight hair fast. They still do the job! But just slower and at 10 pound they are still a bargain and look really pretty.

I hope you enjoyed my little budget hair tool experiment and subscribe to read more! And also let me know in the comments section what your favourite budget hair tools are ??

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 *

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›

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

Garnier | Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana | 3-in-1 Dry Hair Mask Treatment | Review πŸŒπŸ’–βœ¨

This 3in1 intensive hair treatment can be used in 3 different ways: as a conditioner, rinse-out hair mask or leave-in conditioner. I had a look at some reviews online and people are saying that after a few weeks of use they feel they have stronger healthy hair, somebody else said that it was the best conditioner they had ever used. My hair is currently very damaged due to a bad bleaching job and I’m in the process of growing it in so hair products like this are very attractive to me. So first off this product boasts about being :

  • 98% Natural Ingredients – Blended with Banana & Shea
  • YES: Vegan Formula – No animal ingredients or by-products
  • YES: 98% Biodegradable Formula – as per OECD 301 or equivalent tests
  • NO: Silicones for a natural feel
My hair mask…

Sounds good to me… so into the review, I thought that for the price of Β£3.99 you are getting a large tub that you will get to use maybe 2 months or so ( use it wisely lol ) I choose banana but there other mixes such as coconut oil and papaya available in this range too. I thought it would smell so much of banana when I took the lid off but it didn’t so was disappointed at that but its not about how the product smells its about how it does its job!

Find it online here >

3 ways to use This hair mask with tips and tricks

5 MINUTE HAIR MASK – Apply product all over the hair working in sections, your best to tie your hair up and leave some hanging down then take a little hair down and work the product in, working through each section of hair systematically. Make sure you dont over do the product amount as this can make you have greasy hair once you wash it out. Tie ypur hair up and let the hair mask soak in for 5 mins or so, for better results leave on for 20 mins!

LEAVE IN CONDITIONER – Leave in conditioner can be applied to wet or dry hair, take a small amount and apply to lengths and ends only! Use little amount and apply with fingers and run through the hair. Simply leave it on and let it do its work.

USE AS NORMAL CONDITIONER AFTER SHAMPOOING – Simply use as a conditioner after shampooing your hair, If you have dry or very damaged hair I would go for doing the hair mask. Using it as a conditioner will only create shine and make it more soft. A product like this works well when on the hair for sometime.

Little tricks to get the most out of your hair mask

Once hair mask is applied use cling film to wrap around your head so you can walk about and do your housework etc

For very damaged hair you need more time, such as 20 to 30 minuets

Hair masks are safe to use on children, but be careful they don’t get product in their eyes or mouth. You can do a hair mask night with your daughter or daughters!

Apply your mask with a wide tooth comb

Only use your hair mask twice a week

HairBURST- chewable hair vitamins for longer healthy hair – review πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈπŸ‘βœ¨

Hair burst chewable vitamins contain nutrients to maintain healthy hair and promote hair growth, I have been using thses chewable vitamins on and off for the last 6 months. There are 60 chew’s in each container and you can 1 or 2 a day depending on what’s correct for you. Currently I have changed from 1 to 2 a day and saw a big improvement in my hair condition and length! Although this product looks girly with pink packaging I feel like men can benefit from this product too as a lot of men out there want to grow hair faster and healthier too. Since moving onto 2 chews a day my skin has been very very clear and my eyelashes seem thicker, my hair has grown about 1 inch in a few weeks.

The chews contain, biotin, zinc, vitamin a,b5, b6, b12, c, e, selenium and more. I feel these ingredients are fantastic for your skin and nails and overall health never mind just your hair and that’s why I would recommend this product to everyone. You can usually find some good deals on hair burst products on Holland and Barret, as I got mine from there and got 1 other for just a penny in the penny sale!