Friday, 24 June 2016

DHC Bubble Foaming Mesh

I am pretty obsessed with Japanese skin care, there is just something about the ethos, the routines, the ingredients and the claims that just grab me and DHC is one of those brands I cannot get enough of, it is often quirky, kooky but you just know it is going to wow you. DHC have appeared on my blog before when it came to these Cotton Wool Swabs and honestly it is such a fabulous idea, I don't know why I had never thought of doing it for myself.

DHC Bubble Foaming Mesh
DHC Bubble Foaming Mesh
DHC Bubble Foaming Mesh
So meet the latest innovation that I am just wowed by and it is The Bubble Foaming Mesh! Yes I did say Mesh but not just any mesh as you might have guessed. I am sure many of us love to use a facial cleanser or three and never quite get enough foam (even if it is a foaming one) to do that little something extra when we use it. Well this DHC Foaming Mesh will transform any of you facial cleanser into a super foam, giving you the very most and very best out of your cleanser and it allows you to use much less product meaning it lasts much longer. How? Well the mesh creates twice as much foam than your hands and it is so simple to use. 

All you need to do is simply wet the mesh netting, I always use warm water, then you apply your cleanser onto the fabric, as you would do to the palms of your hands, only this time, hold the blue ring in your fingers so the netting faces upwards and it creates an opening. Then rub the mesh between the palms of your hands and watch the lather begin to form, then, whilst holding that ring again with one hand, use the other to gently squeeze out the foam and it is here that you will see that there is twice as much foam than you would normally get from the same amount of product. I have included a video below so you can see it for yourself.


What a love about this invention is that it is so simple, easy to use and does what it claims it will do and all for just £2, yes £2! You can use it with any given cleanser or wash that you would normally use, it doesn't have to be one from DHC, though I do love the DHC Face Wash Powder which will have it's own review coming shortly and all DHC skincare products are fragrance-free, paraben-free and suitable for sensitive skin.



*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Buddy Body Scrub - Your Friend With Benefits

Right now I am obsessed with body scrubs that a little bit different - Coffee, Tea and Activated Charcoal to name but a few. So when Buddy Scrub arrived through my letter box, I was quite curious as it isn't a brand I have come across before and I practically dived straight in. 
Buddy Scrub - Your Friend With Benefits
The packaging is quite plain but totally practical as it is resealable and everything you need to know about it and what it is can be seen before your very eyes. You will also, like I did, end up chuckling at the description and just as you go to open the packaging, this:

"Carefully rip off my top then its time to get down and dirty"
"I'll start by getting you undressed and slowly exfoliate your skin with my sea salt and sugar"

The Buddy scrub is made of Raw Cacao Powder which is packed full of vitamin C and works to nourish and protect the skin. Raw Cacao is also said to help increase the blood flow to the skin, leave it feeling hydrated and it can help to reduce stretch marks. Alongside the Raw Cacao Powder is brown sugar and Sea Salt and they work to exfoliate and remove dry dead skin cells which leave your skin feeling amazingly clean and incredibly smooth to the touch. As there is Sea Salt, take care when you do use this on your skin (also suitable for the face if you so wish) because it can be quite abrasive if you apply too much pressure. Further ingredients include Coconut oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Orange essential Oil and Vitamin E and they all come together to nourish, moisturise and hydrate your skin.
Buddy Scrub - Your Friend With Benefits
Buddy Scrub - Your Friend With Benefits
Buddy Scrub - Your Friend With Benefits
If that wasn't a good enough description, then here is the cheeky one from Buddy Scrub which is on the back of the packet and the one I found myself giggling too:

I’m a body scrub so let’s start by getting you undressed and softly exfoliating your dry skin with my sea salt and brown sugar.
Then I’ll start to nourish your body with my raw cacao powder and coconut oil, which will do wonders for you.
I will further enrich your skin with my sweet almond oil and grape seed oil to keep you feeling soft and cleansed into the night.
I’ll reach all parts of your body and have you feeling amazing with essential vitamins and minerals.
All that I ask in return, is that you make use of my skills once or twice a week.
Buddy Scrub - Your Friend With Benefits

This scrub is designed to be used once or twice a week depending on much you feel your skin is in need of a good scrubbing. To use it, you need to ensure your skin is wet skin, so being in the shower is ideal, then you will need to rub approximately 1-2 handfuls all over your body and again, if you have areas which are in need of a little more concentration than others, you can change how much pressure you apply when using. I always massage the scrub onto and then off my skin using circular motions and I tend to start from my shoulders working down to my ankles, so anything that is gross and has been removed falls off. Once you have finished you simply wash it off and again if you so wish, you can use your flannel, sponge or Muslin cloth to ensure you haven't missed a bit. After using this scrub, not only does it leave your skin feeling just absolutely incredible, you'll find it hard to not want to lick yourself because it has this most amazing chocolaty orange scent to it - but obviously it isn't edible!

This scrub helps with dry skin, blemishes, eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, cellulite, and scaring! It is also an all natural, cruelty free and vegan friendly all for just £15.


*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition

This is my third and final Oral Hygiene product from Philips and it is their Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush, Pink Edition. Previous reviews of the Sonicare Airflosser and Sonicare TongueCare+ have opened my eyes up to have lacking my routine was, but not anymore.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition
I made the switch to an electric toothbrush a long time ago because I prefer the feeling after using one and this Sonicare Toothbrush is the best one I have tried yet!

Designed specifically with women in mind, Philips introduced the Pink Edition to improve their oral hygiene routine and compliment their personal style and if it is pink, I want it basically. Philips research shows that 99.7% of all adults believe a smile is an important social asset and with that in mind, this toothbrush was developed and is able to remove 100% more stains versus a manual toothbrush and whiten teeth within one week. 

Inside the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush box you get; your Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush, a travel charging case, a charging glass (which is so very cool), a USB travel charger and a mains plug along with an instruction and warranty booklet. So it is nice to have everything you need within the box, without having to go and purchase extras in order to use your product.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition

This Toothbrush has a very impressive set of features and specifications which includies five different cleaning modes;
  • Clean – for exceptional everyday cleaning 
  • Gum Care – gently massages the gums 
  • Polish – brighten and polish your teeth 
  • Sensitive – gentle teeth and gum cleaning and 
  • White – removes surface stains
Add to that, the Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush: 

  • Removes up to 7 times more plaque from those hard to reach places than a manual toothbrush and 
  • Improves gum health in just two weeks - This Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush provides optimal cleaning between teeth and along the gumline for improved gum health in just two weeks.
  • Whitens teeth more than 2x better than a manual toothbrush in just 1 week and it removes up to 100% more stains for whiter teeth in just 1 week. 
  • The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean brush head has diamond shaped bristles to effectively yet gently remove surface stains and scrape away plaque and therefore removes stain build up from coffee, tea, red wine, cigarettes and tobacco in just 1 week. 
  • 30 seconds interval timer which indicates when you have completed each quadrant of your mouth and signals for you to move on, resulting in more consistent cleaning throughout your mouth.

One of the best things about this toothbrush is the Dual Charging System - Charger glass which can also be used to rinse your mouth after brushing and a charging case which connects to your laptop by a USB or via a wall connection or your laptop, so as well as being big enough to carry your toothbrush handle and two brush heads, you have an all in one system making it handy for those people who regularly travel, for your holidays, long weekends away or just because. While the case is big enough to fit everything in, it isn't bulky and won't take up that much room in your luggage, infact it is quite sleek considering.


Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush | Pink Edition

The handle of this toothbrush whilst being pink, it is matte pink with a rubberised coating to help with gripping and with an LED Display which shows each of the cleaning modes alongside the battery and power icons. Once it is fully charged, the toothbrush should give you at least 3 weeks of brushing. When I used this brush for the first few times, I decided to go with the Sensitive Mode as I was a little unsure as to how my mouth would react to something that does 31,000 strokes per minute, yes that is thirty one thousand, which is just incredible. The brush head is slightly smaller than my last toothbrush and the diamond shaped bristles are different to ones I have been used too. These bristles gently and effectively reach deep between teeth and along the gum line without scraping the gum and making them bleed.

If you haven't realised already, I absolutely love this toothbrush, it is like nothing I have tried before and that clean feeling having used it is just as good, if not better than that feeling of leaving the dentist. The brush doesn't just clean, it cleanses, it polishes and leaves my mouth feeling incredible. I also love that there are five different modes of use which is incredible and depending upon your need, there will be something for you. I usually opt between polish and sensitive depending upon my mood, but I have tried each mode. It is quite a pricey investment at £250 but it does so much more than any other toothbrush that I have owned and tried and if pink isn't for you, then there are other colour options available, which I think is a great idea!


*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise
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