Monday, 31 October 2011

LW Lashes

This weekend I went down to Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model Live at Excel. I stopped by the Lauren's Way stand to check out some of her new products. Now added to the range are Glam Tan, Body Polish, Tan Maximizer and False Lashes! The lashes are perfect. They're really thick and a great length. They're not too long and give a nice shape getting longer at the ends & flicking out. The strip that you apply the glue to is just the right thickness too, sometimes I find they are too thick and hard to apply, but they went on really easily and stayed in place all night. Because they are quite thick they will last a while and can be reused without losing shape or taring. I really love these and will be uploading some videos & reviews of the other products in the range very soon!
Ali x

Friday, 28 October 2011

Rapid White!

I wanted to try out some different teeth whitening products & got sent Rapid White teeth whitening 14 day kit. As I was trying out a few, I thought it would be good to get someone else to help me, in case my teeth just kept getting whiter and I couldn't compare them anymore haha. 

So it was Mr X to the rescue. After 10 (not 14) days when the accelerator gel ran out - boys tend to be a bit more heavy handed than girls- here is what he told me about Rapid White...

The 14 day kit comes with a gel, accelerator, a shade chart so you can compare your whitening progress, and a mouth guard. The guard needs moulding to your mouth. To do this you put it in boiling water until it turns clear and then as it cools put the guard in your mouth so that it shapes to your teeth. Mr X said it was very easy to assemble, apply the gel and make the mouth guards. His main advantage was that it only takes 5 minutes twice a day, & that you can wear it in your mouth whilst showering! 
I noticed that Mr X was using the teeth whitening before he actually told me – proof that it does make a difference! He thought that at the end of the trial there was some difference, but nothing major. I would estimate 2 shades lighter on the chart provided. I'm not allowed to put the photos up, although I would like to, they are quite funny. You also have to be careful when washing out the guards with hot water, as I imagine this could cause them to soften out of the shape that fits your mouth :)
The overall the opinion is that Rapid White does what it says, effectively whitens teeth in 14days & is a good value product.

Thanks to Rapid White for the teeth whitening kit, a good recommended product, & a special thanks to Mr X for helping with this experiment, very helpful & professional… and now we both have blindingly white teeth!! 

Friday, 21 October 2011

Chanel Peridot - Limited Edition

One of my girls bought me Limited Edition Chanel nail varnish back from San Fransisco... Shade is called Peridot, as worn by Victoria Beckham. I love the colour, it's a metallic goldy/green and is perfect for Autumn. Thanks Claire <3 you! x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Love Long Hair

I have had my extensions in for 3 months now. I had them done by mobile hair extension company Love Long Hair, based in Kent. I'm really pleased with the extensions, they are Grade A 100% human remy hair, and have stayed in great condition. I am having them taken out next week for a colour change! I haven't decided which colour to go yet, or if I will stay a shade of blonde. I'm sure I will want them back in before long, once you've had extensions you'll know how thick and big your hair can be, it's just not the same without them! 

Love Long Hair do micro-ring & also pre-bonded extensions. I went for the pre-bonded as they are most like what I have had in the past. You can see from my pictures how silky my hair looks straight, and how big and bouncy it is blow dried (I can say that, it's not all my own!). You wouldn't know I have extensions, they are really well blended into my own hair and are a perfect colour match.

If you live in Kent I would definitely recommend Love Long Hair, as would my friends who have tried them too. It is a very professional, friendly & experienced company. Their website is and they are on Twitter @LoveLongHair888 
Be careful to check out who you go to for hair extensions are there are some who are not as experienced and can make a real mess of them. The higher the hair the closer to God :) 


Friday, 14 October 2011

EA Hand Treat

The change of weather is making my hands a little bit dry. Some kind person left his on my desk this morning for me, so it just came at the right time. Hopefully they don't think my hands look dry?... Anyway it's really intensive moisturising Eight Hour Cream hand treatment from the Elizabeth Arden range. Keeps your hands hydrated for as long as the name suggests and is not greasy or slimy. RRP is £24.00, but you can get hold of it for £11.75 here

This is a really nice present for someone. It has quite a distinctive smell, a unisex kind of smell, not too girlie at all so men can use it too without smelling like a flower. I'm becoming a big fan of this well established brand, and I can see why they have been around for so long. 

Another hand cream that is a really lovely present for your mum at Christmas is Rosewater by Crabtree & Evelyn, it has an addictive scent, comes in a really pretty tube & costs around £8.
More from me soon!