beauty · Motherhood · Style

Colour Freedom Hair Dye!!

Last year we dyed Bethany’s hair at the start of the summer, that way she can have it bright and colourful and we have plenty of time for it to wash out before school starts up. This year she asked to dye it again, I think it’s becoming a bit of a tradition!

We use the Colour Freedom hair dyes from Superdrug, the ones we have are Pink Pizazz and Mystic Purple. I chose these as they don’t have any harsh chemicals or peroxides in and last 6-10 washes which is perfect for us. They also produce lovely bright colours and are really easy to apply and “play with”. The colours I used were from last years tubes, storing them a year, while open hasn’t effected them at all. 

Bethany is fairly blonde to start with, so I don’t need to lighten her hair before applying, last year I applied pink to the tips and purple further up so she had an ombré effect, this year she wanted pink tips and 2 purple streaks. 

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As always it came out looking great!!


So much so I did mine too, what do you think?!


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beauty · Health & Beauty · Life · Product review · skincare

Sensse anti aging facial cleansing brush review 

This is my first time to try out a facial brush. I have never tried them before because I’m scared that it will irritate my skin since I have a combination of normal and sensitive skin. Also, I thought that the facial brush is a bit hard for my face until I have tried this. The anti aging purpose seems a bonus as well since sign of aging has had started to show. 


This came in a smart looking box which looks presentable and expensive. Inside comes the facial brush and its cover, USB cable, charger base. No instruction or user manual included but it’s very straightforward. Just connect the USB cable to adaptor and charge it for an hour and you can see that’s it’s already fully charge when the 3 light is standby. 


It has a 3 intensity levels for you to choose from and It’s recommended to use the low level brush speed if you have a sensitive skin and the high speed for a deep exfoliation and anti wrinkle treatment. 


Once fully charged, I wet my face first to dampen it and wet the brush as well. Then I put a little bit of Nivea facial cleanser to the brush and I choose the low level brush speed and glide it on my face on a circular motion. 


I’m surprised that the brush brittle is soft on my skin. It gives a gently massage feeling and stimulate the blood flow. The brush will automatically stop and beep every 20 seconds to remind you to move to a new area which is good. 


After i finish, I rinse my face and pat dry. I have notice that my skin is feeling softer, fresh and radiant. My face looks cleaner and smoother as well. I’m totally converted and would love to continue using this facial cleanser brush. I feel that my face will benefit from its exfoliation purposes and it’s good for the skin to have a facial brush which act like a massager as well which is good for blood circulation. 


I’m pleased with this product and it’s good to know that I can use this while in the shower as well. I’m impress how soft the brush brittle and didn’t irritate my skin. I would definitely recommend this especially if you’re always on the go and don’t have time to cleanse and exfoliate. 

Disclosure: The item was provided free in return for a review post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own including photos and videos. 

beauty · Home & kitchen

Acevivi Automatic Rotating Hair Curler

I have dead straight hair and generally I just leave it straight, well straight is in so I might as well, but sometimes it’s nice to try something different.

I have previously tried different ways of curling my hair: curling tongs, foam rollers, with a straightener etc but most have been pretty much a failure. I am really bad at doing the back of my head, it either looks awful or I end up tangling myself up.

I saw these automatic rotating curlers and thought they were a great idea for people, like me, who struggle with normally methods.

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beauty · Fitness · Health · Health & Beauty · Interests and Hobbies · Life · Live, love, laugh

Ways To Reclaim Your Young Days

Nostalgia is a warm yet icy blanket. Whilst it is always sweet to reminisce about the good old days of your youth, the memory can offer be bitter, as you come to the realisation that you are no longer as young as you were and you never will be this young again. Still, this doesn’t have to be such a depressing though, as you’re only as young as you feel. That’s a stereotypical line, of course, but there’s a modicum of truth to it.

Whilst ageing is unavoidable, confidence and good health are both things which are well within your control and are both remnants of your young days. If you want to reclaim that feeling in both a mental and a real, physical sense, then here are some tips to help return your body and mind to a youthful stage.

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Sleep.

It’s easy for us to complain about never feeling awake or alert, but often the problem is that we’re just not getting as much sleep as we should be. Yes, when you were 21 you only needed a 6 or 7 hour sleep in order to feel refreshed, but time is harsh like that.

The best way to feel better as you get older is to accept that you’re getting older and work harder to hold onto that youthful, refreshed feeling you miss so dearly.

Sleep isn’t just a time for recovering energy; it’s a process which helps your entire body recover. It helps your health as much as it helps your energy levels, so don’t just see it as a chance to stop your yawning.

Try getting eight hours sleep every night for a couple of months until it becomes a habit, and you might just find that you’re feeling and looking a lot healthier and more alert.

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Strength training.

Exercise is crucial for good health, but strength training is one of the most important forms of exercise, whatever your age. Not only will you be burning fat in the same way as if you did regular cardio, but you’ll be pushing your muscles to their limits, creating micro tears and, as a result, creating stronger muscle fiber.

All of this will get your body working at an elevated level, much as it did when you were younger. You might only care about projecting an outward appearance of still living your young days, but a steady routine of weight training will make your body young and healthy on the inside.

Practicality and health should be at the forefront of your mind, as a youthful and impressive appearance will come as a happy bonus from this.

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Hair.

Hair is something which remains incredibly important to us throughout our youth and old age. It’s a defining element of your appearance and personality, which is why it still matters so much even as it changes along with you throughout the years.

However, with age, much like all things, your hair may start to become a little disobedient and wither in ways which you hoped it never would. You could look into solutions such as finasteride for hair loss too, as thinning is quite common amongst men and women once the cruel effects of aging set in.

Perhaps the fading colour of your youthful hair bothers you too, but it’s best to avoid dyeing it if you can, as this can cause further damage; it’s best to simply take care of your hair and wear it with pride no matter the colour. People are actively choosing to dye their hair white or grey now anyway, so there’s no reason your new shade of hair can’t be youthful.

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Keep your lifestyle fresh.

Routines are good for us in that they keep us on track mentally and physically, but they can also become dull after a short while of keeping them up. When you were young, life was changing so quickly, much like you, that your routine, interests and habits seemed to alter rapidly. New opportunities presented themselves every day, you learned new things and you met different people.

All these things kept your mind and body young and alert, which is why you should be seeking out the same opportunities and switching up your routine even as you get older. Wake up at a different time, go somewhere new, and meet different people. Challenge yourself, and keep life as fresh and new as it was when you were young. You truly are only as young as you feel.

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Confidence Is in More Than Just Your Appearance

When we talk about confidence, we typically associate it with things such as your personality, attitude, and ultimately your appearance. The more comfortable you are with your look, the more likely you are to have faith in who you are as a person and, as a result, take on life’s challenges without a worry. However, confidence isn’t just in your appearance. Once you’ve worked out, lost weight and picked out a good outfit to gain your confidence back, you might still feel like something is missing.

That something is probably your health.

Let’s face it, outward appearances don’t mean everything. We can hide things as best we can, but ultimately, our bodies are our temple and our body image should reflect how we feel inside. The most basic example is the consumption of water to flush out bad toxins in your body. Everyone knows that drinking plenty of water as opposed to alcohol or soda has amazing benefits for your skin that can really boost your confidence.

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Confidence in your body’s health

When you’re confident that your body is healthy, you’re more likely to take risks and do something extraordinary. However, if you’re worried that you might be developing an illness or that your fatigue is the result of overexerting yourself, then it might severely limit your options in life and it can be a debilitating state of mind.

There’s no use looking up online diagnosis websites to try and determine what your symptoms mean. There are some illnesses or conditions that have very obvious symptoms, but something as general as pain in a certain part of your body could be something trivial or it could be something serious. This is why it’s always recommended that you contact your doctor and schedule regular appointments to check on your overall health. It’s a lot better than sitting at home worrying that you might have a serious condition.


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Know the right places to visit

Doctors are very powerful people. Their words carry a lot of weight due to their profession which is why it’s essential that you pick a good doctor or medical practice that knows how to handle their patients. Specialised services are a step up from a general doctor and typically offer tailor-made services for patients of all genders and conditions. For instance, a smear test clinic is usually very welcoming to female patients and all the nurses, doctors and staff are trained to provide you with all the information and assistance you need.

A well-equipped medical practice is going to give you the confidence boost you need to be able to tell your doctor about your conditions. Condescending staff members that don’t care about your issues or who prescribe you useless medicines are not helpful. In fact, their negligence could be an incredibly slippery slope that you need to get off before they misdiagnose you and destroy your confidence. 

In short, if you aren’t confident in speaking to your doctor about your health, fire them and get a new one that understands you.

Accessories · beauty · Health & Beauty · Product review

Lee Stafford cordless hair straightener review | #triedtested


This arrived on its own designed brand box which looks presentable and would make a perfect gift to any ladies. Included in the pack is the Hair Straightener , The Heating Base , Heat Resistant Mat , Storage Bag and Instructions.


According to the manual user, the product would heat up to 230 degree Celsius. The proof mat is to protect surfaces and a bag included for storing make it perfect for travelling. You can also use this in curling your hair so you don’t need to bring or use a curling thong anymore which makes this product 2 in 1.


What I love about this product is its cordless feature which makes easier to use which saves time especially when your always in a rush plus the hassle of twisted or tangled cable is no more. The straightener needs to be placed back into the heating base to heat back up between use / styling and it can retain enough heat depending on your hair type. I have a a fine thin straight hair so this is easy to use for me. However, my daughter has a thicker hair and she loves having this straightener to tame her frizz.


The straightener has a ceramic plates which glides easily giving a nice straight and sleek hair. It also heat up very fast so you don’t have to wait that long. This brand is becoming a favourite for my teenage daughter since it’s design is very eye catching. I have already tried few products from Lee Stafford and were all pleased and happy with it. I think this is a nice product making life easier in styling hair.

Disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge for the purposes of review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Nay Nay’s Facemask Party, Worthing 

I try to come up with some fun days out over the children’s holidays, so when an advert for a children’s facemask party popped up on Facebook I decided that would be a fantastic day out for me and Bethany. 

It was over at Nay Nay’s Beauty Boutique in Worthing (West Sussex), which is the salon I use regularly for my beauty treatments (Karen is amazing!). It cost £15 for the two of us, for an hours party, which seemed like a good deal to me. Bethany’s best friend Sophie and her Mum also joined us. 


We started off, following the instructions of the wonderful Karen:


By making a facemask per person, we used items which you will all find in your kitchen: oats, honey, yogurt and cocoa powder. 

Karen did tell us what benefits each of the ingredients had for our skin, but I didn’t write them down, sorry! 
We then, of course smothered the weird mixture on our faces, and applied cucumber for refreshing our eyes too. 


The face masks were then removed (which took ages because I put it on too thick) and we were allowed to try the Stardust and Glitter Lips which consists of applying a glue to the face/lips and sticking the glitter to it (it’s all hypoallergenic of course). The girls of course loved the glitter:


It was really nice to spend some mummy and daughter time (without the boys), I do find that, as the oldest, bethany often gets left out so it was nice to give her some one-on-one attention. 

Although this was a special party which Nay Nay’s was holding for the holidays, they do offer similar parties for children’s birthdays. Karen tells me the party is similar, if the child is older (teenager aged) they apply age appropriate make up for the birthday girl and focus on avoiding teen make up pit falls and promoting positive self image andenhancing their looks rather than smothering on loads of make up to make themselves look older than they are. 

I will probably be booking bethany and her friends in for a party this year.