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SNS Male Inspiration Hamper

I just wanted to say a massive thanks to Social Network Solutions for sending me this lovely male inspiration hamper through the post! It contains so many cute and useful items that I can’t wait to try out! I just thought I’d share with you guys what comes inside the hamper!

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Ayesha Ziya Fragrances Review

I came back from Denmark to this wonderful package from Ayesha Ziya! I’m sure everyone’s heard of this amazing brand but for those who haven’t, Ayesha Ziya is a fragrance company who pride themselves on their Middle Eastern expertise with unisex fragrances based around rich notes of Oud. Oud, otherwise known as Agarwood is renowned for being one of the most expensive woods in the world. Oud, is a well-known aphrodisiac, both in oil form and as incense, it is often described as “a sweet, deep but balanced fragrance”.

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Slendertoxtea Superfoods Review

I previously reviewed the GREAT Slendertoxtea Day and Night Detox Teas (click here to read the review) so was really excited to review their new Superfoods range. These 100% Organic, Vegan and Gluten Free superfoods are a great addition to any diet to promote a healthier lifestyle. I opted for the Chia Seeds, Wheatgrass Powder and Acai Berry Powder. It is safe to say I LOVED trying these and will definitely be purchasing the others in the Superfood range.

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Paul Mitchell Construction Paste

I have thick, curly hair but have never wanted to apply heat when styling it, so I’m always on the lookout for new hair styling products that provide the right amount of hold and texture. I was so excited to try the Paul Mitchell Construction Paste that has an elastic hold so it provides enough strength to a hairstyle while still allowing for it to move and flow throughout the day!

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Argan Dew Hair Mask/Oil Review – 20% Discount Code!

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Hi everyone! I was fortunate enough to receive samples of the Replenishing Hair Mask and the Miraculous Argan Oil from a company called Argan Dew. This company prides themselves on 100% natural hydration due to the mixture of Moroccan argon oil with other organic plant oils. Argan Oil has really taken over the world of hair-care and I normally style my hair with a few drops of Argan Oil, so I thought it would be a good idea to try out a hair treatment and I was pleasantly surprised!

The packaging is simple, sleek and classy. The sachets of product come in a small card with some history of Argan Oil and it’s uses. On the back of the cards, we have the Argan Dew website and also the other products that the company has to offer e.g: Miraculous Argan Oil, Intensive Replenishing Hair Mask, Restorative Hair Treatment, Lustrous Conditioner and Enriching Shampoo. The cards remind me of opening a birthday card with a present inside!

When using the Replenishing Hair Mask we are told to wash the hair and then apply the mask while the hair is wet. You then leave the mask in and after 5 minutes, wash it out. This hair treatment was DEFINITELY the best product out of the two, as it left the hair silky smooth and soft, without that greasy feeling. I constantly have straw-like dry hair when it has just been washed so this product definitely got the thumbs up from me.

The Miraculous Argan Oil however, I felt was too “oily” for my liking. This product would best be used on its own as I used it straight after the Replenishing Hair Treatment which is maybe why my hair was left feeling too shiny and greasy. The oil can be used on wet or dry hair and can also be used before or after styling which is a plus. The oil smells amazing and fruity unlike many other oils which have no smell whatsoever.

I hope you enjoyed this quick review and also I was lucky enough to receive a code for 20% OFF! To receive your discount follow this link to the Argan Dew website: http://goo.gl/YrqlLp and enter the code argandew.

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First Product Reviews (Boots)

So here goes my first ever product review post… I don’t know how this is going to turn out but I hope you all enjoy it!
Product Review

Scharwzkopf Got2b Oil-licious tame & shine Styling Oil

Boots £4.19 (50ml)

I bought this oil as a substitute for another oil that I use on my hair when styling. I suffer from crazy, dry, frizzy, rough hair, the sort that doesn’t do anything that you want it to! When styling my hair, after I have washed it I like to apply an oil (usually Argan Oil) to give my hair a boost and added shine that is non existent! Upon first application of this oil, it came out a scary bright orange colour, but it smells absolutely amazing! I ran it through my hair and at first instance my hair went mega oily! A few minutes later though my hair was left smooth and glossy without that horrible greasy look due to it’s “non-greasy formula”. This oil is definitely my new favourite, and I recommend everybody to try it! It certainly lives up-to it’s claims of being instantly absorbed, smoothing and taming hair.

Nivea Men Sensitive Hydro Gel

Boots £6.99 (50ml)

I have oily/combination skin so I wanted to find a gel formulated moisturiser that wouldn’t leave my face shiny and greasy as my previous favourite (Loreal Men Pure & Matte) had started drying out my skin. It comes in a handy pump and the 0% alcohol is great for using after a shave to leave your skin smooth but not burning to the touch. The “non greasy formula” is definitely instantly absorbed into the skin and the enrichment due to added Chamomile and Witch Hazel moisturse the skin without leaving a greasy sheen to your face. Also I have noticed that this moisturising gel reduces pore size and has started getting rid of fine marks on my face which is an added bonus! The only downside would be that for my skin type it lasts around 8 hours before a sheen starts to appear on the skin.

Garnier Pure Active Intensive Charcoal Scrub

Boots £4.99 (150ml)

Charcoal is the new star ingredient in skincare, it is ultra-absorbent and helps to grab and get rid of dirt deep within our pores. My previous favourite (Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser) just wasn’t getting deep enough into the pores for me. So I thought I’d try a cleanser with exfoliating properties in order to clean out my pores from deep within… It contains 2% Salicylic Acid and Salicylic Acid gets deep within pores and breaks up the cells in order to remove them effectively and also soothes stressed skin. It helps to fade marks which I found good as it is already helping to fade a scar in the middle of my forehead. I would certainly recommend this cleanser to anyone with acne-prone skin and oily skin as it definitely helps to remove all the oil and dead skin cells however someone with dry skin might find this too abrasive.

Biore Ultra Deep Cleanisng Pore Strips

Boots £7.99 to £3.99 (6 strips)

Saving the best product till last! I can’t express how amazing these nose strips are! I’ve used it once only and instantly saw a massive improvement! It claims to unclog pores and achieve a deep clean and it certainly does that! I’ve always been scared to use pore strips as I thought it resembled sticking tape onto your face and ripping it off! These strips however contain Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil which leaves your nose and surrounding areas smooth and moisturised. You simply have to wet your nose and apply the strip and peel off once hardened after 15 minutes, the results are shocking of how much is actually stuck in our pores in places we would ever think of! Although they are more on the pricey side I am definitely impressed with how effective these pore strips are at getting deep into the pores. I recommend using warm water before applying the strips and splashing on cold water afterwards in order to close the pores so that more dirt can’t get in as easily.

I hope these product reviews were useful and would love to know your comments and experiences with any of these products and also any other products you would like for me to review!