Monday, 30 November 2015

Get whiter teeth with Ultradex Low Abrasive Whitening toothpaste

The Hype
A dazzling white smile is something a lot of people want for Christmas, especially with all the glitzy parties coming up this season. Teeth are often stained with marks from tea, coffee and coke amongst other food and drink products which can cause teeth to dull and lose their shine. Teeth whitening has progressed massively in the last few years and it's no longer necessary to rely on expensive dentistry to get that perfect white smile.

UltraDEX Low abrasion toothpaste has a clinically proven formula that was created by a Professor of Dentistry for dental professionals and unusually for a lot of whitening products is used and recommended by them.

The toothpaste is clinically proven to whiten teeth within 14 days by gently oxidising organic stains to reveal the true brightness of your teeth. It has anti-bacterial actions to kill bacteria and remove plaque that can lead to gum problems and tooth decay. Bad breath is prevented due to the formula eliminating odour causing compounds.

The Lowdown
If you follow my blog regularly you'll know of the whitening products I've tried over the years and the few that actually worked (see my Doll White review). When I've tried whitening toothpastes however I haven't been too impressed as I've never really noticed much of a difference. Unlike a lot of whitening toothpastes the fluoride level is very high (1000 ppm) which is important to protect the integrity of your teeth.

It doesn't contain peroxide which should only really be used by trained professional and is free from sulphates and harsh abrasives. It looked really promising and I was really excited to try it out.

The toothpaste doesn't foam which is quite unusual and it seems like you don't get as much as a clean as you would with a foaming toothpaste. It does have a really pleasant mint taste and I didn't find the lack of foaming too inhibiting.

After use I can't say my teeth looked any whiter although I will be trying it out over 14 days to get the full effect.

Don't forget to tune in to see how I got on!

Currently £6.20 at Boots 


  • Pleasant mint taste
  • No sulphates or harsh abrasives
  • Doesn't contain peroxide
  • Unlike a lot of whitening products it is high in fluoride


  • Doesn't foam which some people may find unusual and off putting


Friday, 27 November 2015

Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Mascara Demo

You might have seen it advertised or on your travels in Boots or Superdrug. Maxfactor's latest release is their Velvet Volume False Lash effect mascara. Like a lot of its other releases it claims to give you a false lash effect and real volumised lashes.

In all honesty I was not overly impressed, but do check out the full review!


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Calm Unmanageable Hair With DGJ Organics Argan Oil | Review

Are you tired of damaged, unmanageable hair?

The Hype
DGJ Organics comes to the rescue this winter with Argan Oil, a serum that is designed to revitalise tired hair leaving it smooth, glossy and well nourished. The DGJ Organics range was originally established by Daniel Galvin Junior 10 years ago when he spotted a gap in the beauty market. As no products were available using Argan Oil he established a range that is still going strong today.

The Lowdown
What stood out for me was the DGJ Organics promise - all their products are salon tested, and made with plant derived natural ingredients. Enhanced with organic essential oils and extracts and without nasty chemicals like Sodium Laureth or sulphates the serum sounded like one of the most pure hair products I have used. The product has a thick gel like feel but is easy enough to work through the lengths of your hair. One of the plus points is that it smells simply amazing.

After styling my hair was smooth and easy to manage. I didn't notice much change in terms of shine and softness but if you do have crazy uncontrollable hair this will certainly help to tame your tresses.

A Argan oil treatment that smells amazing and leaves hair smooth and easy to manage.

I give it 3/5

Only £6.99 at Makeup Revolution


  • Smells amazing
  • No nasty chemicals
  • Contains organic Argan oil


  • Does not add any extra shine or softness


Monday, 23 November 2015

Learn how to relax during pregnancy with Shea Mooti Pregnancy Gift Set

Pregnancy is an amazing and special time but it can be very hard as your body adapts to your growing baby. It's essential to take a bit of me time when you're pregnant, to settle back, put your feet up and lighten the load.

Shea Mooti Pregnancy Must Have gift set box is an essential but luxurious way of helping you to soothe and comfort your changing body over the months. It comes beautifully presented with the following products:

  • Mamas Everything Body Balm 50ml
  • Mamas Good As New Bath and Shower Gel 
  • Mamas Belly Rub Stretch Mark Oil

The box normally retails at £34.99 but I have teamed up with Shea Mooti to give one of these fantastic prizes away. Whether you want to enter for yourself or a expectant friend or family member don't miss your chance to get lucky before Christmas!

To enter simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions. The competition will run from 23rd November 2015 to 23rd December 2015 starting and ending at 12am. Don't forget to complete all mandatory entries to be entered. If you say you have but haven't you will be disqualified.

Good luck!
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Friday, 20 November 2015

Glitter Glam Smoky Eye Tutorial Using Max Factor Smoky Eye Drama Kit

I bought the Maxfactor Smoky Eye Drama Kit in Boots the other day and wanted to create a gorgeous Smoky eye that would be perfect for all the Christmas parties that are coming up. The palette has three pigmented shades, and a shade for your brows. It's pretty easy to use and can be quite versatile when considering the kind of smoky eye you want. Here's the Glitter Glam Smoky eye that I came up with!


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Top ten gifts for her Christmas 2015

There's a girl in everyone's life who simply adores wine. The cheeky gift has three measures, a small glass, a large glass and the giftees glass. The glass has won The Best New Product for 2014 and is a witty gift that will certainly bring a smile to the lucky lady. Only £22 at Not On the Highstreet 
Whether they're twinkling in the nights sky or they're adorned on a piece of jewellery, stars look fantastic. These little silver ears studs are simply gorgeous and perfect for any occasion be it shopping with the girls, dinner out or a christmas party. Made with sterling silver the earrings have a polished finish that gives them a elegant and contemporary style.
£12 at Not On The Highstreet 

Whether you're buying for your mum, gran or your daughter you'll want them to carry their family close to their heart. This stunning personalised heart necklace can be personalised to have two or three hearts and can be etched with dates, names or places that is special to the recipient. Each heart is hammered to give it a planished finish.
Available for £63 at Not On The Highstreet 

Benefit Life of The Party Giftset Don't let that Benefit lover down this Christmas. Benefit Life Of The Party is a fabulous full-face makeup kit that has all the Benefit essentials every girl loves. Featuring bite size versions of The POREfessional Mini, They're Real mascara, Benetint Tint, Dandelion Powder, Rockateur Powder and more all in a festive partyland tin.
Currently £26.55 at John Lewis 

Get that special lady in your life a super luxurious gift this Christmas with Charlotte Tilbury The Gift Of Goddess Skin Travel Kit. THe kit contains three of Charlotte's award winning and celebrity trusted skincare products which are bound to give radiant, soft skin. Goddess Clay Mask contains Bionymph Peptide, Mediterranean Clay and Sweet Almond Oil to leave skin smooth and glowing. Magic Cream contains a secret fusion of anti-ageing ingredients to revitalise dull, ageing skin. The award winner Wonderglow utilises breakthrough technology to steal UV light from its surroundings and infuses it into skin to give it luminosity, transforming tired skin in seconds.
A bargain at only £39.00 at John Lewis 

Urban Decay, the daddy of eyeshadows, is the perfect gift for the makeup lover in your life. The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eye palette has all the shades needed to produce a sought after and desirable smoky eye. The palette has 9 never before seen shades and 3 exclusive from past palettes with a double ended (tapered crease and smoky smudger) brush and exclusive detailed tutorials. You can experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional greys, rich browns, gorgeous tape and deep black. With mattes and satins to shades with sparkle, the palette simply has everything needed for a stunning neutral smoky eye. The palette uses a unique Pigment Infusion System for velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability. The palette comes complete with a mirror for easy application, and has magnetic closure on the case to avoid shadow mishaps on the go. The perfect palette and my number one product on the wishlist!
Only £34.20 at John Lewis 

Modern Muse Rollerball Fragrance gift set contains three products from the Modern Muse range. Encompassing the original Modern Muse, Modern Muse Le Rouge and Modern Muse Chic each 4ml rollerball offers a different scent to suit different occasions. Surprise the lady in your life with this set which will leave her feeling like a inspiration wherever she goes.
Only £34.00 at John Lewis  

If you really want to delight that special lady in your life the GHD Deluxe Dry Arctic Gold Gift Set will make you their favourite person. You can give them the ultimate GHD experience this Christmas with the GHD air hairdryer and limited edition GHD V Gold Classic styler. The set also contains a co-ordinating heat mat and comes in a beautiful arctic gold gift box. The Air hairdryer features a powerful professional motor that encompasses advance
d ionic technology to reduce frizz and flyaways. The high pressure and extra power will ensure quick drying and leaves hair looking sleek. If you want to finish your style there's a cool shot button to provide a quick blast of cool air to fix your style in place. The Limited Edition V Gold Classic Styler has smooth gold plates that glide effortlessly through the hair to make straightening on all hair types more efficient. The plates have contoured edges which help to create perfect curls and waves with a salon like finish.
Currently £195.00 at John Lewis  

Viktor Rolf Bonbon Eau De Parfum is a timeless sensation that invites the wearer into pure pleasure. Whether you're buying for your mum or your daughter, the perfume will help her to create her own story. It will leave her feeling empowered, beautiful and complete. It contains caramel which characterises the scents evolution. The Eau De Parfum gift set contains Eau De Parfum, Shower gel and body lotion which are all 50ml.
Only £71.10 at John Lewis 

Giving good hair is one of the best gifts you can give someone this Christmas. The revolutionary Babyliss Curl Secret hair styler is a real hair innovation. It uses unique technology to dr
aw hair up into the ceramic curl chamber where its held and heated to create soft curls. It has two heat settings and three timer settings with audio beep to give different curl effects.
Only £119.00 at John Lewis 

Monday, 16 November 2015

Win a exclusive Giles Deacon Label.m Professional Haircare hairdryer and protein spray gift set

With Christmas just around the corner you may already be feeling the pinch in your pockets. Glitz and Glamour Makeup has teamed up with Label.m to help you lighten the load this Christmas with this amazing competition to win Label.m Professional Haircare Tourmaline hairdryer and Protein Spray.

British fashion designer Giles Deacon has teamed up with Label.m for Christmas 2015 with a range of truly outstanding gift sets all adorned with his exclusive designs. In addition to the hair dryer set there's the best selling Cleanse and Condition range and Label.m Honey and Oat indulgent treatment trio.

To enter simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions. The competition will run from 16th November 2015 to 16th December 2015 at will start and close at midnight. Mandatory entries are essential and if you say you've done it but haven't you will be disqualified.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

Daytime Glamour Makeup Tutorial

I wanted to create a daytime glamour tutorial to show that you can incorporate a bit of glamour into your day to day life without going to too much effort.

I did have a bit of a palava with putting the video together due to my computer being a complete arse,but I sorted it out on my phone in the end.

Have fun and enjoy!


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Face B4 Anti-bacterial Face Wash Review

Are you fed up of fighting blemishes every day? 

The Hype
Face B4 is clinically proven to help transform your bad skin. The combined cleanser and toner is the marketed as the UK's most effective antibacterial face wash. It uses a unique dual action blending system that contains a patented ultra biocidal complex including Salicylic acid to help remove impurities. Over time you'll find spots, blemishes and redness are reduced.  

The Lowdown
I've generally been quite lucky with my skin and don't often suffer breakouts. However like everyone I do get the odd spot and redness and I'm desperate to blitz it as soon as I spot anything!

Cited as the UK's most effective antibacterial face wash, I was excited to try the latest miracle product on the market. Funnily enough just before I tried this out I did have a bit of a blemish that had popped up on my cheek.

The face wash doesn't have much of a smell and instantly foams on application. The instant foaming means you don't have to really lather it in and you can quickly wash your  face. I didn't notice too much of a difference after use although my face did have a bit more colour to it.

Whilst I haven't tested the product over a long time to see its full effects I can confirm after use my face felt soft and the product isn't harsh or drying. I'm keen to see the real impact it has on any future blemishes!

I give it 3/5

You can get it for £14.95 on Boots online 

It is sold out at the moment so it may be a little bit popular!

What do you think of Face B4? Have you tried it yet? I'd love to hear your views.


  • Classed at the UK's most effective anti-bacterial face wash
  • Instantly foams so you can quickly wash your face and get on with your day
  • Isn't drying
  • Leaves skin soft


  • Maybe a little pricey for some people


Monday, 9 November 2015

Richard Ward Chelsea Collection Keratin Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner Review

The Hype
Richard Ward, award winning celebrity hairdresser believes there is nothing better than salon-beautiful hair. If you can't get to his exclusive salon in Chelsea the Chelsea collection is designed to bring the glamour into your boudoir. Comprised of a shampoo and conditioner the products include the hero ingredient Keratin, a natural protein found in hair to keep hair looking healthy and beautiful. Keratin works by binding and interacting with the hairs natural fibres to rejuvenate it and add lustre and shine.

The Lowdown
I've tried a few shampoo and conditioners with Keratin in but so far I haven't been too impressed. Keratin Sleek Shampoo and conditioner are specifically designed to help smooth and defrizz hair to leave it glossy and hydrated. It contains lychee and strigosa seed extract which I've not seen in a hair product before and it's designed to lock your colour in. Recently i've found my hair has been damaged by my old straighteners (boo) so it doesn't look as refined as I'd hope. I'm interested to see if this little collection will be my saviour.

The shampoo needs hair to be soaked through for a full lather and doesn't lather so well on damp hair. The conditioner applied smoothly and coated the lengths of my hair with ease. Both products had quite a pleasant salon like smell, although it was quite faint except when activated (when applying or washing out). After washing I applied Wonder 10 Effect Leave in treatment so the conditions would be the same when contrasting with the shampoo/conditioner I usually use. My hair was left feeling quite soft and it did seem more shiny on the top of my hair but I didn't feel the overall finish was any different to my usual products.

The Richard Ward Chelsea Collection is reasonably priced but for how it performs you could get similar results and save yourself a few pennies with other products on the market.

I give it 2/5

Get the conditioner for £5.99 here

Get the shampoo for £5.99 here 


  • Leaves hair feeling soft
  • Gives the top of your hair a bit of extra shine
  • Reasonably priced


  • I was expecting the length of my hair to be more glossy then the actual result

Friday, 6 November 2015

Change the colour of your lipstick with Kiss Colour Switch Lipstick

The Hype
Lipstick is fantastic and can certainly revolutionise a look. Whether you're bored with your current collection of lipsticks or you're scared to try a bold new shade Kiss Colour Switch has the perfect solution.

Kiss Colour Switch is a pure white lipstick that adds dimensions to your existing colours and turns any KISS stick to a lighter alternative shade. The white lipstick is used as a base and the colour is placed over the top and carefully blended together to create a new look.

The Lowdown
Shortlisted for the Beauty Awards 2015 I was intrigued when this unique new concept was put forward to me to try. I have never seen a white lipstick before that was actually designed to change the look of other lipsticks. Ultimately the lip base gives you so many opportunities for new looks which can be used with your existing products and won't cost you a penny.

I do love a bold red lip but there are other shades I wouldn't really try like black or deep purple. Whilst I'm not sure I would try those shades even with the Colour Switch lipstick it'll be be great to see if it could transform some of my existing shades. To blend you simply use a lip brush or even your finger to create a completely new shade or even a ombre look.

The lipstick has a pleasant fruity smell and has a slight sheen when applied. I used the lipstick with a bright purple shade to see what sort of effect it had. As you can see from the before and after the Colour Switch lipstick really tones down the colour and makes the purple a light pink shade. It reduces the colour a lot and if I'm honest I do prefer the real shade but it would be good for trying some daring looks.

At just £9.00 this product is a real bargain and has the potential to revamp your entire beauty stash. With the chance to create new lipsticks and save money what are you waiting for?!

I give it 3/5

Get it here


  • Has the ability to double or quadruple your lipstick stash by creating new looks
  • Has the opportunity to save you money as you buy less lipsticks
  • Super smooth and hydrating
  • Under £10 so you won't be breaking the bank


  • If used with a matte lipstick on top it may cause it to slip              

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Rimmel Supercurler 24Hr Mascara Review

It may seem like every month Rimmel launch a new mascara that is designed to be bigger and better then the last. This months offering is Rimmel Supercurler 24Hr Mascara that is marketed as the ultimate curl mascara.

It has a unique formula that guarantees you can get rid of your eyelash curler. But does it live up to its claim? Watch on and find out!

What did you think, are you impressed with Rimmel's new offering?

Monday, 2 November 2015

Skin Accumax Advanced Nutrition Programme Skincare Supplement: Win a starter pack

Skin Accumax is a unique skincare supplement that contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and collagen formation to repair problem skin. It contains a number of groundbreaking ingredients including DIM (a patented highly active plant compound), Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The ingredients are designed to work together to actively enhance the complexion. They don't test on animals and it's even suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

I discovered this brand recently at The Beauty Show Olympia this October and was quite impressed with the before and after photos of how well the skin recovered after using the supplement. People with very bad problematic skin (redness and acne) who tried numerous other products before Accumax found it only started to clear after trying the product. Whilst I don't have problem skin myself Accumax were quite happy to let me get the word out to my readers so it could help anyone suffering with these issues.

The supplement will need to be taken twice a day for at least 14 weeks in order to to start seeing results. You can buy a single pouch containing 60 capsules for £39.95 or 120 capsules for £69.95 online. They're so sure it will transform your skin that there's even a moneyback guarantee.

I've been given the chance to give away a starter pack to one lucky reader. The starter pack includes 120 capsules which consists of 2 pack with 60 capsules each. The competition will run from 2 November 2015 to 2 December 2015 and will start and close at 12am. Mandatory entries need to be completed and will be checked so if they're not done you will be disqualified. Good luck.
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