Cien hydrating shampoo and conditioner | Herbal essences dupe | Review βœ¨πŸ˜‰

Lidls Cien range have herbal essence dupes on sale for about 99pe each, The bottle is so similar to herbal essences design and also the look and feel of the product. I picked up cien hydrating shampoo and conditioner to review for all my readers.

Just like herbal essence πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

“Cien deep hydrating shampoo/conditioner has been created to help give your hair deep moisture, for dry and damaged hair that requires nourishing, enjoy the fragrance of coconut extract as it helps replenish your hair. leaving your hair soft, silky and smelling amazing.”

So I was practising a bob cut on one of my training dolls heads and decided to test out these hair products on the dolls hair, the dolls hair has been bleached and also had a light pink applied to it and felt very damaged and dry. See pictures below. After blow-drying the hair I was surprised at how soft the hair felt and also had a brilliant shine to it. Id say this is a fantastic budget dupe of herbal essences haircare range and would recommend this for dry damaged hair, it also has 0% paraffin and for 400ml for about 99p that’s fantastic.

Good quality finish after a blow dry πŸ‘Œ
High shine πŸ’―

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 !

BEFORE TONGING
BEAUTIFUL CURLS
PINK AND PRETTY✨

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 STRAIGHTENING X

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 ??

Flamingo make-up box | Review πŸŽβœ¨

This cute make-up box makes the perfect gift or surprise for your loved ones birthday or event etc, Click here to see more info on it and the rest of the range!

So pretty ✨😍 Flamingos and Crowns 🌟

I adored this vanity box because of the pretty pink flamingos on the outside, as I’m doing a flamingo theme the moment, Also got a flamingo keyring to attach to the outside and a flamingo pen. There are also mini travel bags adorned with flamingos! Its such a girly and pretty theme.

Portable Size: 9.44 inch x 6.5 inch x 7.5 inch.

Portable & Lockable ! Rest assured your belongings are safe, such as your lipsticks and eyeshadows from small sticky fingers.

Mirror attached on top tray for convenient makeup application

Stain-proof plastic films lay on both tray bottom and case bottom

I was surprised at the quality of the make-up case, it was better quality of what I thought it would be and the stain proof plastic at the bottom of the trays is a good touch as most boxes get dirty with make-up spillage etc… I am interested in a few other boxes from the same maker such as the gold marble rose with a shoulder strap ( click here ) to see! for a beauty professional such as myself vanity cases and storage boxes are very important for my tools and I have been through so many of them in the past. So I have an eye for good quality storage and wanted to share my finds with my readers!

Inside the box 🎁✨
Flamingo pen accessorie πŸ–‹οΈβœ’οΈβœ¨
Pink and girly πŸŽπŸ’–

Find more info here &

Lux skin | LED MASK | Review πŸŽ­πŸ˜±βœ¨πŸ˜œ

Light therapy for skin is nothing new and dermatologist’s have been using this technology for decades, with modern technology we can bring the clinic or salon to our home and pamper ourselves. LED skin therapy was interesting to me so I bought myself a lux skin facial mask which has some good reviews online, by far its definitely the cheapest LED face mask you can get online as others are as expensive as Β£300 !

Red Light – 620nm to 750nm wavelength – Great anti-aging benefits because of its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production.


Blue Light – 405nm to 420nm wavelength – Great for acne treatment. Stimulates the production of oxygen radicals that kills acne-causing bacteria, without damaging the skin. 


Yellow Light – 590nm to 620nm wavelength – Used to cleanse the skin, boost lymphatic flow and increase production of new skin cells.  

Lux skins facial mask is wireless so your not confined to one spot and also can be charged via USB, it has a cute pink design and very easy to operate, overall I like the design of the mask and feel like I do believe in the results of LED therapy.

I’m going to use this mask every three days and do an diary on this post to show my results and what I learned.

April 2nd : First time using the mask, currently have dry areas and some breakouts, wrinkles on eye area that I want reduced. First off I’m just using the red and blue light for 20 mins each while listening to my horoscope laying down.

April 5th : Used the mask today again but only the red light and also had it on last night for 10 minuets or so. Today I notice my skin looks more youthful and so much clearer. dry skin on forehead area has cleared, I didn’t use any moisturiser so I can experiment with this led mask. My cheeks look plumper as well! Roll on the next few uses !!

April 8th : Used again for 10 minuets on my face and my face looked so plumpy and clear almost as soon as I was finished. started to get compliments from people about how clear and good my face looks!! I also saw it myself in the mirror and I am very happy with the results.

April 12th : Back at it again, used the mask twice today as I love the results tried to use for longer for 15 minuets, skin is still so lovely and clear. Still on the red light but will change to blue and yellow soon.

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 *

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.

The best neon orange nail Polish | makeup revolution | Review πŸ’…πŸ‘πŸ‘‹

Just wanted to share with you a very quick review of makeup revolutions neon orange nail polish, as you can see in the pictures it definitely delivers as being ” neon ” This is one of my all time favourite nail polishes. When you are outside the shine off it is even better it just seems to glow in the natural light and looks so so pretty !

You can find this nail polish online or instore at Superdrug, they also have more colours in the neon range to choose from. Let me know in the comment section what your thoughts are on the makeup revolutions neon nail polish, I think the neon nail range is the best on the market if I’m honest but who knows, does anyone have another neon polish to suggest ?