Monday, 27 June 2016

First impressions Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick

Hey guys I haven't bought makeup for a little while so I decided to get some my firsr purchase was a Brightening Brick from Bobbi Brown in the shade Tawny.  I couldn't decide in the shop to get Tawny or Pink took me ages, probably getting on the girls nerves in the shop and sticking my finger in each square to see the colour pay off.  So eventually I bought Tawny, don't get me wrong I want the pink one to but thought I would use Tawny everyday.

The Brightening Bricks are very similar to the old school shimmer bricks that Bobbi Brown do but I actually prefer the Bricks personally.  I would warn you do not drop these as the product will break and you will be devastated, I did do it to my shimmer bricks and was so gutted, I am very careful with this brick as I don't want that to happen.

The packaging is fine, very minimalist in the traditional white lettering of Bobbi Brown, does get covered in finger prints but that doesn't bother me.  It's made of a plastic material which again is fine doesn't bother me.

And there you go a nice array of lovely colours, I simply swirl my brush in them all and tap off any excess then sweep onto my cheeks.

And this is the finished look, you do get a nice glow from the blush, but I didn't find it too much
Or too glittery and I found that it lasted pretty well on my face considering I do have oily skin.

Laura x

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Alterna caviar moisture shampoo and conditioner

Hey hope your all well, I still have my extensions in and loving them, I did find them initially quite strange as I had gone from short to long hair in about three hours.  I did also find washing them and styling them strange to, but like everything you get used to it.  When I had my extensions fitted the lady have me a pack advising me how to care and look after them, I was pleased to see in the pack they advised using specific shampoos and conditioners and one of the recommendations was the shampoo and conditioner I already owned.  Now this range is by no means the cheapest and you can't get it in your local supermarket but as long as you don't mind that, that's fine.  I will say if you do decide to give them a go, the bottles are not huge but as the product is so rich you don't need much at all.  I normally go over board with products especially shampoo and use way more than I should but with this you really don't need to.

The formulation is rich and creamy and feels lovely to use, hope that doesn't sound strange but I mean it's so creamy you don't have to do much to get lovely clean hair. Not only that it's not filled with horrible nasties to ruin your hair and fill it up with gunk.  I think if your suffering from dry and damaged hair this will be perfect to inject some life in your hair.

If your thinking of having extensions and take the plunge then it's important as looking after your own real hair looking after them, you need to condition them and try to not use too much heat on them.

Laura xx

Monday, 13 June 2016

Mens health week with TENA* Men

Hi guys hope your all well, this week is Mens Health Week which coincides quite nicely with Fathers Day this coming Sunday, so with this in mind and my love of talking about things that some class as taboe and make you (and ok even me pre being forty) blush il talk about some "men things' later on.

So I teamed up with TENA and health week runs from today June 13 - 19th and everyday this week looks at different ways that men can do things to improve there health.  Reports have shown that most men if they have any health concerns they are more likely to deal with it themselves than go to the doctors, and one in five admitted that they last had a check up over two years ago. I liken this to a car, if your car was making noises or playing up would you leave it or just carry on driving it till it burnt out, not likely so the same apples to health, you would or should go and check yourself checked out if something doesn't feel right.
TENA sent me a fab humongous kit which I've pictured bits of below to kick start the week here we go.

Hopefully you can see the box was rammed with great stuff, my particular favourite which made me crack up must be my mind, was the below the belt kit!!!! So who knew you guys could have a kit to stay fresh and clean down below (cough cough)   And a product called the Waterless Shower Groin Cleanser which basically is the equivalent of our dry shampoo for hair.  It appears that a lot of men like to keep themselves  neat and tidy in most departments.

A water bottle was provided with the aim to ensure that fluids water being ideal are drank to keep hydrated, just as important for women also, and men need to endure they are equally as hydrated, to ensure a healthy bladder and a balanced lifestyle.  

I'm actually educating myself but I didn't realise that men to suffer from urine leakage at some point and one in four over 40 have experienced this.  Some men have actually said they would give up the gym for a whole year than admit to this.  This makes me feel sad to read, as I did think it was just women who experienced things like this, but men do to,  TENA have a product called TENA men protective shield which would keep this right in check.   Fancy a sample no questions asked click 

Another thing that is hugely important that I received in the box is deodorant and staying cool and calm, men face stress just like us (ok we cope better) but staying calm is important for stress levels and healthy hearts. So whether in work, at the gym or whatever your doing Deodorant is so important as is choosing the right one, but please always wear it!!!! There is nothing worse than a smart man, or boy or any male with sweat patches so extremely important choose a good tough hard working one.  

Have a good week guys stay healthy and groomed we love you for it.


*pr sent for consideration for review