For the past month or so I’ve been using Enlighten Serum which is a Nano-Repair Whitening Tooth Serum. You basically use it instead of your normal toothpaste and it is designed to repair enamel on a microscopic level while leaving teeth looking ‘smooth and bright’. It is claimed that you will see a ‘noticeable difference in your smile within a matter of weeks’.
Here are the before and after photos……
I’m not really sure I can see a difference in these photos (and the first one is a bit blurry which doesn’t help!), what do you think? I always think straight after brushing my teeth with the Enlighten Serum that they do look whiter but it seems to wear off inbetween so I think it may just be wishful thinking on my part. Nobody has commented either on how white my teeth are looking, even when I ask them directly!
I really like the taste of this toothpaste though and it has also improved my sensitive teeth. I don’t think I’d buy it again though as it costs £9.99 which is quite a lot of money if it doesn’t whiten my teeth. If you do want to try the Enlighten Serum it is available from Enlighten endorsed dentists and you can find a list of these here.
This e.l.f nail polish is such amazing value at just £1.50! It is really easy to apply and the photo below shows two coats along with the top and base coats. I put the nail varnish on on Wednesday morning and by today (Saturday), only one nail had chipped which I don’t think has ever happened for me with any other nail varnish I’ve used. Usually they start to chip by the second day. The chip is tiny as well so I’m hoping I won’t need to remove it for another few days yet.
I really like the colour but I’ve got to admit that I was slightly disappointed when it came out of the bottle. It looks as though it will come out really glittery but, as you can see in the photo, the glitter barely shows up on my nails. I did give the bottle a good shake before I opened it, and again after doing the first nail, but I think the glitter is just not very sparkly! The colour is still lovely, just not what I was expecting.
Mr Kipling have so many yummy cakey things which have been keeping me going through a really horrible coursework in uni! The St Clements Slices are my favourite – they are orange and lemon cakes topped with lemon icing. The Lemon Bakewells are really delicious as well and to get in the Easter spirit they now have Simnel Slices. There are plenty of other Mr Kipling cakes to choose from and I’m starting to find it really hard to walk past them on the shelves at ASDA – after trying a few different types, I want to try all of their products!
I had a Technic Whipped Blusher Mousse in Candy Pink from LoveThyMakeUp to try out but I gave it to my sister to use as it suited her skin tone a lot better.
The colour has a nice shimmer to it and it feels really light on your skin. It is a really good for creating a natural look and is a bargain at just £2.99!
My little sister’s 18th birthday is coming up this week (which makes me feel so old!) so we spent the weekend at the Sherwood Forest Center Parcs to celebrate and had a brilliant time. The pool is lots of fun, although it was majorly busy when we were there! We had a tasty and very filling meal at Huck’s, ending with the biggest ice cream you’ve ever seen – even between 5 of us we couldn’t manage to finish it. Spent a few relaxing hours in the Aqua Sana Spa as well which was amazing. There are so many steam rooms, saunas and relaxation rooms that you don’t want to leave. We also managed to fit in a game of bowling which I haven’t done in ages and I can’t believe how bad I was (there were no side barriers up though in my defence and it is a lot harder than it looks to throw a ball in a straight line!). Our villa was really nice; it even had a sauna and the beds were sooooo comfy. The only downside to our stay was when I stupidly lost the key to my bike lock and had to sit for half an hour on a fence waiting for someone to come and cut my bike free!
The A’kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque is a fantastic product. It is a nice, thick conditioning mask which can be used in a number of different ways….left in for 5 minutes, for half an hour or even overnight if you need to. I left it on overnight as my hair is so dry and frizzy and it worked miracles! I only used a small amount and it made my hair look shiny and a lot less frizzy. It smells really good but I don’t know what it smells of, Ginko and Jojoba I guess? I’ve just Googled ginko and apparently they are trees from China, Japan and Korea used in medicine to improve blood circulation and memory. I’m not entirely sure why it is used in this conditioner but I don’t really mind as it is just so good! If you have dry or uncontrollable hair then this conditioner is definitely worth a try.
A couple of months ago I review an Aromatherapy Associates Candle which I really loved so I couldn’t wait to try out the Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection. It is made up of 9 x 3ml cute little bottles of natural oil, each with a different scent. They all smell beautiful, make you feel as though your bathroom is actually a fancy spa and really are very relaxing! The only downside to these oils is that they will make you fall in love and want to buy the quite expensive full size bottles which are £37 for 55ml. I was planning to ask for a full size bottle for my birthday but not sure if I can wait until November! I think these would make a lovely gift – maybe a good idea for Mother’s Day which is coming up in a few weeks?
Time for my first MyPure review of the month – Alva COLEUR Makeup Duo Eyeshadow. I chose the Autumn Forest shade and am really pleased with it. The colour is much stronger than I would have expected after trying other natural eyeshadows, it also stayed put all day and barely creased. It is soft and very easy to apply but isn’t so soft that if falls all over your cheeks!
This eyeshadow costs £12.25 and like all of the products sold by MyPure it contains no parabens, sulphates or phthalates. There are 6 different colour sets to choose from; fushsia, smoke, silver, gold, light blue, autumn forest.
I still haven’t got the hang of taking photos of my own face and really don’t understand how other bloggers manage to get such clear close ups (maybe my camera just isn’t very good)?! Any hints would be very welcome
Black Chicken Remedies is an Australian brand who make a fantastic body oil which has recently been launched at Selfridges. The body oil is 100% natural and is made using a mixture of essential oils – sandalwood, ylang ylang, geranium – and other natural ingredients including hazelnut, coconut, rosehip and avocado. It is recommended that you apply the body oil daily after a bath or shower but I wouldn’t use it in the mornings as it does take a while to sink in. I absolutely love the smell which is really luxurious and relaxing and I think everyone should have the chance to use this body oil! This is another one of those times when I wish I wasn’t a student as the Black Chicken Body Oil costs £45.50 for 100ml – it does come in expensive looking packaging though! This will definitely be added to the list of products I want to buy once I’ve got a proper job!
Technic Aqua Max Mascara is a lengthening marscara which costs just £1.49. I sometimes find that cheaper mascaras don’t actually work very well but I’ve been quite impressed by this one. I’ve taken photos of before and after so that you can see the difference but it turns out it’s really hard to take a photo of your own face so they’re a tad blurry – hopefully you get the idea though!
I’ve got quite sparse eyelashes so it would be nice if the mascara plumped them up a bit more but for £1.49 that’s not really an issue. The mascara stays put all day but is still quite easy to remove.
If you want a mascara on a budget which does what it claims and lengthens your eyelashes then this is definitely worth a try. You can buy Technic mascara from Love Thy Make-Up which also has a great range of other products and delivery is only £1.50. I’ve got a few more items to review from this website so watch this space!