- Premium reviews
- Express reviews
- Reviews rated
- Ratings received
I couldn't be without Vaseline, and this little pot is perfect for handbags, make up bags and a great size for travelling.
Most people have heard of and have probably used Vaseline over some period of their life. It can be easily found in numerous of shops and also sorts of products. You can pick up this pocket size version for around £1 which is great value if you compare it to other lip balms. You can also get the pocket size lip therapy in different varieties including coca butter, SPF and aloe Vera. I tend to stick with the plain old original and have to admit I've never tried any other variety
Vaseline is petroleum jelly and is of a thick concentration, but when warm or after a while can become softer. And I find a small amount goes a long way.
I have to confess I don't just use Vaseline on my lips, over the years I have found many other uses for this product. These being.....
1. Great for chapped lips
2. Great for keeping eyebrows tame
3. Great to use as a lip gloss on its own or over a coat of lipstick
4. Good make up remover
5. Great to get rid of left over fake eyelash glue
6. Also use as a cuticle cream
So for as little as £1 I have a lip balm, lip gloss, make up remover, cuticle cream and an eye brow tamer that's brilliant value.
With Vaseline there's all sorts of uses for the product, it's not just for chapped lips. Because of this I think it's an amazing product that I constantly have lying round my house and this pocket size version can always be found in my bag and in my dash board of my car. I would recommend Vaseline to anyone and will continue to use the product for many years to come.
Having tried many toothpastes over the years i was very eager to try this highly anticipated toothpaste that Oral B have be working on to get just right over many years.
First impressions were good; a nice stand out blue coloured tube with a screw top lid, which fits in nice with all the Oral B products appearance.
The Oral B all round protections claims to protect against
Plaques build up
Tartar (hardened plaque)
And also will help whiten teeth
When actually trying the toothpaste my first impressions where its smells very clinical. I can only describe it as that 'dental smell'. It's a blue gel and on close inspection contains little particles which Oral B call active clean crystals. I'm guessing to help with the stain removal? When starting to brush my teeth it feels a very strange gritty texture which is a very weird feeling. I have to admit I wasn't too keen on the product at all, but over the next week I started to really like that grit feeling. I totally believe this is great toothpaste and leaves your teeth and mouth feeling clean and very fresh. I would compare it with having a 'dental polish' and when you run your tongue around your teeth it's that nice sharpe clean feeling. The taste is not your average mint flavour toothpaste. I find that some of the mint flavour toothpastes can be very overpowering. In fact there's no minty flavour at all, even though its claims to be a mild mint.
The main difference between the oral B and other brands of toothpaste is the ingredient of stannous fluoride which has an antibacterial effect that helps protects the teeth and gums. This is then combined together with the basic sodium fluoride.
Because of the stannous fluoride, children under 12 years are not to use this toothpaste.
Overall I would and do recommend this tooth paste to people. It is on the market at £3.50 per 75ml tube. But as it's still a very new product I've actually seen it's been on offer in Morrison's for £2.
I love this cover up stick and for as little as £1.99 what a fantastic find. I'd been looking for a concealer which wasn't too pricey just to use under my eyes and over a few blemishes on an everyday basis. I went to Superdrug for my usually buy 3 for 2 makeup binge and I found the collection 2000 cover up stick so I thought to myself its only £1.99, if it's not very good never mind it didn't break the bank.
I brought the stick in natural beige shade 13 and I must say I was very impressed by its coverage and together with my foundation was a great colour match.
The concealer is just like a lip stick so it pretty easy to apply. Its easily glides on to your face and you just dap/blend in with either finger or foundation brush. The texture is a nice creamy smooth feel and I feel it does last throughout the day.
I would truly recommend this product to any one and would certainly buy this product again, a lot of people tend to be put off by the price assuming it's not going to be a good concealer but I'd say give it a try and you'll be surprised.
I love the palmers range and when I saw this dark chocolate and peppermint lip butter I thought I'd give it a try.
I paid around £2.50 from Superdrug usually a bit more than what I'd pay for a lip balm but was willing to pay a little extra and give it a go. The lip butter claims to soften and smooth lips and adds a subtle gloss. I've seen this product in many other retail shops such as boots, Tesco's, Asda to name a few but I tend to go to Superdrug a lot more as its very close to where I work so you can regularly find me at super drug on my lunch break!
Personally at the start I wasn't too keen as the smell, I obvious knew it was going to be a mint chocolate aroma but I felt the peppermint overpowered it a bit too much for my liking, but over time I did get used to it.
It's a screw top lid which reveals an easy to apply slanted top that with a squeeze glide on to lips. The gloss is colourless and true to word does add subtle gloss. You can almost feel the mintness with a slight tingle sensation but this eventually goes .
I would definitely say it leaves your lips soft and moisturised and doesn't have that sticky feeling which some lip balms do.
I find it's a great size to fit in my little clutch on a night out which is great because as we all know it's a struggle to fit all our lotions and potions in to a small but pretty bag.
Overall I would say this is a good product, I personally wear it over a lip stick just to give it a slight glossy shine. Palmers are against animal testing so this is a great bonus too. Not my all-time favourite lip balm but pretty high up there.
These days there are various methods of tooth whitening products out. Here are my views and opinions
Yes this is the cheapest option and nearly every dental company will have had some sort of whitening product out on the market. These products are easily found and purchased every day. Unfortunately whitening toothpastes are not going to give you the pearly whites you are after. They tend to be quite gritty so therefore are abrasive and what they are actually doing is removing stain to make teeth appear brighter. You shouldn't really use these toothpaste long term. Also you need to check they contain the correct fluoride level. Most toothpaste contains sodium fluoride and it's this fluoride that gives our teeth the strength and protection to prevent dental decay. The recommended amount of sodium fluoride should be at least 1450ppm (parts per million) check on the package or tube of toothpaste to find this amount. Not all the whitening toothpastes have the correct amount of fluoride recommended some of these brands being blanx and arm and hammer.
Whitening kits from high street stores and online
These kits usually contain some trays that you heat up and take moulds of your teeth. A lot of people usually go for this option. It's a little more pricey that he toothpaste, most people say approx. £30-£40 a kit. I feel there are many facts that the public don't understand about the whitening process that I feel people need to be aware of. Whitening should always be prescribed by a dentist and you should always have your teeth check to see if you're suitable for the treatment. These are my concerns that the public are not always aware of.
1. You should really have a full check-up before proceeding with whitening
2. Whitening does not work on crowns, veneers, bridges and it will not whiten white (composite) fillings
3. If you whiten when there is decay present you will experience pain
4. Whitening should only be carried out by a registered dental professional
5. Legal action is now been taken against non-dental professionals who are carrying out whitening so avoid beauty salon or hair dressers that are carrying out a whitening procedure and are not qualified to do so.
6. Too high a concentration peroxide can cause chemical burns
The whitening products usually contain peroxide either carbamide or hydrogen in different percentages 10% 16% 22%
Dental professional whitening
There are 2 types of dental whitening that most people know of that can be offered. In house which is with 'the light' and is immediate results and a at home kit which whitening is achieved at a slower pace.
For both procedures you will need to have some moulds of your teeth taken and sent to a lab/technician to make custom made trays.
In house whitening is the most expensive option but its quick immediate results. It takes approx. 1hr to achieve good results. The dentist will apply the whitening gel to the teeth and then will use a light to stimulate the whitening process. A higher concentration of peroxide is used for the in house procedure so as a result should only be carried out under dental supervision. Common side effect is sensitivity
The home kit
The take home kit is less expensive than the in-house kit but still a good whitening shade is achievable. The most common kit is where you wear the whitening trays at night for anything between 2-6 weeks. You have your custom made moulds of your teeth and a pack containing gel in syringes. You simply apply the gel to the whitening trays/moulds and wear overnight. The advantage to this methods is you control how white you want to go. But again, the most common side effect is sensitivity so you can slow down the whitening and do every other night if the sensitivity gets too much. The sensitivity is self-limiting and basically once you stop whitening the sensitivity will stop the only down side to the sensitivity is it will slow you down. Study's now show that using the 10% carbadine peroxide all thought it takes a little longer to achieve the same results as the higher concentrations it limits the sensitivity.
I've been using fake tan for years and over that time I've tried many brands and different products including St Tropez, fake bake, xen tan, dove and rimmel to name a few and as you can probably tell I've never found a self-tanner that I've been completely happy will until now...
I'd read in numerous magazine about St Moriz self-tanner and how amazing this product is especially at the price of £2.99, so I thought I'd have to give it a try. The tan comes in medium or dark and either in mouse or a spray/spritz. I've not had much success with sprays in the past so decided it be best to go with the mousse as from experience I find it a lot easier to apply.
As always its best to exfoliate before applying fake tan and I always rub some cream into my elbows, ankles and knees to stop patchiness. Always wear gloves or use the mitt to apply as it stains your hands and can be hard to get off but I've found if this does happen washing up liquid is probably best to remove it.
I'm not going to lie it does have that fake tan smell but definitely not as bad as some. I find the mousse very easy to apply and I prefer the dark rather than the medium and it tends to last a couple of days so I find I apply every other day really. It doesn't streak and I've not had any problems with patchiness. It's also very quick drying so great if you've not much time.
For the price I think this is an extremely wonderful product and I've actually had people comment on how tanned I look and ask if I've been on holiday. When I tell them it's a £2.99 self-tanner from home bargains people are genially shocked and I think I've now converted a lot of people to use this product.
Studies now show that brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush is much more effective than manual brushing.
The key to good tooth brushing is all about technique. If you have recently switched from a manual brush to an electric your natural instinct is to 'brush' with the electric, but this is not the case and a lot of people make this mistake. The oral B oscillating head is made to do the work for you so all you have to do is place the head onto the tooth at the gum margin and hold. Work in a methodical pattern starting and finishing at the same place, brushing the outside, inside and top surfaces of the teeth. We should all be brushing our teeth twice daily for a minimum of 2minutes, and one of the best features of the brush is the built in timer which pulsates every 30seconds indicating to move on to the next quadrant. If you haven't used an electric brush before, it's a weird sensation at first but over a few days it just becomes normal. It's great for tricky areas like over lapping teeth and hard to reach wisdom teeth.
In my option you can tell the difference between manual and electric brushing greatly, with the electric your teeth feel cleaner and fresher. It's also a good way to keep down stains whether it's smoking, tea, coffee or red wine which is you guilty pleasure. The electric is also great for minimising plaque build-up, the advantage of this being the hygienist has less to do at your routine clean! The brush is light weight and very simple to use and has been designed so it won't damage your teeth or gums.
The Oral B 8000 will initially need to be charged for a good 18hours before it's good to go and should last approx. a week and will notify you when the charge is running low with a red warning light and a beeping sound. The best way to hold the charge is to fully charge and let it run down. It includes a charging station and 2 heads with different colour codes so great if you want to share the main Braun handle and then have your own tooth brush head. You should replace your toothbrush head every 3months and I find buying a pack of 3 replacement heads works out cheaper than buying just the 1.
Overall the Oral B 8000 is a great buy I think average price being £35-£40. I personally use this brush at home and always feel my teeth are clean and mouth feels fresh. My only complaint would be it doesn't come with an adaptor plug as it's a 2 pin which if you don't have a shaving point in your bathroom you will need to go buy the adaptor plug.