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Can The Poundland Night Cream Really Work?

Poundland has to be one of my favourite shops for picking up the odd bargain, or two. So when the brought out their own range of skin care products called #6, I was really intrigued.

I did toy with the idea of trying the full Poundland #6 range, but I’ve got a full cupboard of backups for the rest of my usual skin care products. I’m trying not to keep just buying backups, so I just plumped for the night cream.

I’ve been trying out the Poundland night cream for a few weeks now.

First impressions

The cream is protected by a foil seal, which I always find reassuring. Nobody wants to buy a cream someone else has stuck their fingers into, do they! The cream has a quite a pleasant scent too, which I didn’t expect for a pound!

On the downside, the cream is a little on the thin and watery side. It reminds me more of a cleansing milk in consistency. For an anti-ageing cream, I was expecting a slightly thicker consistency.

After one week

After a week or so I decided to start combining the cream with a facial oil, as my skin was not feeling quite as moisturised as it normally would. My skin gets quite dry at this time of the year as the weather starts to transition and I could really feel the dryness. Plus, having just turned the big 4-0, I really want to keep the wrinkles at bay, as much as possible!

Maybe it was unfair of me to have tried the night cream in isolation. As I did stick to my normal day cream and kept everything else in my beauty routine the same. Maybe the combination of the full#6 range would have a more moisturising effect.

Would I buy it again?

I think for younger or less dry skin, or for people who prefer a lighter cream, then the cream would be perfect.

Personally, for me, I think I need something a little more moisturising from a night cream.  If you compare the cream is £1 to something like the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Renewing Night Cream, which is usually on offer (currently £2.95), I think it is maybe worth spending the extra few pounds.

 

Saying that I will be having a try of the other items in the Poundland skin care range. For £1 you can’t go wrong if they don’t work.

Have you tried the Poundland skincare range?

Lots of love,
Helen xoxo

Pro Teeth Whitening Co Activated Charcoal Whitening Powder

The sun finally appears to have its hat on! More importantly, the May half term holiday is almost here! We are going back to Gran Canaria for a few days of fun in the sun. I’m not usually one for returning to the same place, but we enjoyed it so much at Easter. We thought why the heck not. This means only one thing – I’m in full on holiday sun prep mode! New bikinis and flip flops purchased, tick. Checked in online, tick.  Now for the beauty prep to full on commence. Of course, starting with tanning treatment applied, tick.

It’s time to get that whitened teeth smile to match the tanned skin. Pro Teeth Whitening powder kindly sent me a sample of their Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder to try.

The instructions say: you simply dip and brush with the powder twice a day before using your regular toothpaste and you’ll soon see significantly whiter teeth. The natural peppermint also helps soothe gums, fight bacteria, reduce inflammation and provide long lasting freshness.

The powder’s texture is also highly effective at gently brushing away plaque build-up, keeping teeth squeaky clean. With a low abrasivity score, Pro Teeth Whitening powder has been clinically certified safe on enamel and dentin making it the naturally best way to polish teeth. Simply brush with the powder twice a day for significantly cleaner whiter teeth. 

I really liked the product. It is easy to use and fuss free. I liked the fact it is additional to my normal toothpaste as sometimes my teeth can become sensitive to whitening toothpastes. This is a winner in my book!

You can pick up a tub of Pro Teeth Whitening powder from your local Boots store for £15, Amazon £11.99, or  £9.99 at www.proteethwhitening.co. 

 

Thanks Pro Teeth Whitening! I’m loving feeling all bright smiled and bushy tailed 🙂

Right beach – where are ya? I’m coming to get you!!

 

Hope you all have a fab week!

Lots of love, 

Helen xoxo

* I was kindly sent the product to review. However, all opinions are my own*

Pink Parcel Unboxing September 2017

Haha, so how is it September already?! This months box is looking very pink! I’m not complaining, it’s the perfect colour to brighten the now duller looking days 🙂

First off as always, I like to put the kettle on and see what our tea is. This month is The London Tea Company Peach & Rhubarb Tea Bag. Now, this is a nice tea! A perfect little winter warmer. The chocolate treat is supposed to be Belgian Boys Choco Stix, but for some reason my box doesn’t have them 🙁 Ah ok, that makes sense, I’ve just read in the little booklet that the Belgian Boys Choco Stix was just a teaser for a future box and instead this month chocolate treat is the Bakedin Chocolate Brownie Mug Mix. This looks very intriguing, we love a bit of baking, so Dan’s got his hands on the pack as we speak. It is really easy to cook and the recipe is really easy to follow. However, it is not a brownie, it’s just a chocolate sponge mix. It was really tasty, just maybe slightly too dry, but it maybe we didn’t adjust the microwave setting enough, as the instructions are for a 800W.

Next off we have the Sebamed Feminine Intimate Wash. I am really not a fan of intimate washes, but it looks a nice product.

Then we have a few beauty bits. I’ve spied the Laritzy Cosmetic Lip Pencil. Mine comes in the shade Deep Orchid, which is a lovely purple shade. Next, we have a Ciate London Nail Polish. I have mine in the shade Raspberry Collins, a lovely pink shade. I have to say, I’m now starting to switch to darker shades now we are in Autumn, but who doesn’t love a nice Ciate nail polish, so I will leave this one for next summer. Next we have the Stylondon Oval Face Brush, a blusher blending brush. It’s been a while since I tried out the face brushes, but I really liked them, so I’m looking forward to giving this a good try out. Last on the beauty front, we have Skimono Foot Mask. These are cute little booties you wear for 30 minutes to get your tootsies feeling silky smooth. My feet are to say the least really glad we are at the end of the sandal season, so this is the perfect start to pedicure pamper time!

Overall, another great little box 🙂 You can get hold of one at www.pinkparcel.co.uk

Lots of love, 

xoxo

Pink Parcel Unboxing August 2017

This year is totally flying by at the moment isn’t it! I thought before the month is over (again!), I would sit down and review the latest Pink Parcel. This month looks to be on first glance a really good box, so let’s dive on in…

As I always do when I review the PP, is first to find the drink and the snacks (well, why wouldn’t you). This months tea bag is the Kusmi Tea BB Detox Tea. It is a green tea and grapefruit mix, which is really nice and refreshing.

The sweet treat is really exciting as it’s Silvina’s Nature Raspberry & White Cholcoate Crowns. These are low calorie (28 per box), low sugar and veggie friendly sweets.  They are a wafer-like consistency, which is something I wasn’t expecting, but they are beyond yummy!!

The next thing to catch my eye is the Sportfx Cool Down Primer and Recovery Gel. This has a cooling formula full of vitamins sloe vera and water for anti-redness and cooling before or after a workout. Hmm, that reminds me, I need to arrange an appointment for a gym induction and then I could try it out properly. Why is it so hard to motivate yourself for the gym! It actually provides a great base for make up and the cooling action is really nice, so can’t wait to really see if it works under workout conditions.

Next is the Nailsinc Gel Effect Nail Polish and I got mine in the shade Queens Garden. The colour range is inspired by London place names, it comes in Baker Street and Seven Dials. We all love a Nailsinc polish don’t we and my shade is very summery.

The next thing that gets my attention is the Phizz Rehydration Vitamins and Minerals. They are those effervescent tables packed with vitamins and minerals. I quite like that they are aimed at rehydration. I’m thinking I might leave these for back to school next month. You know the time when all the bugs and colds start coming on!

Next is a bit different. It is Native Unearthed Deodorant Balm. You have to stick your fingers in the tub, massage between your fingers and then apply to the underarm. I’m used to applying or spraying! It’s all natural though, made from mineral salts. It smells nice and it works! So, it’s all good with me 🙂

Next we have Vitamasque Fruit Slice Mask. Theses are basically like the cucumbers you put on your eyes when you do a face mask! How cool is that! They come in Kiwi or Orange. I got mine in Orange. I kind of wish they were cucumber now I’ve described them as cucumber, but they are made with real fruit extract and feel so nice and refreshing. I’ve started trying to do more pamper skincare nights, so they come in very handy!

The last thing in the box is something really quirky! It’s the Evoshave Handheld Razor. It’s a tiny razor, which you just use between your two fingers. I found this quite difficult to use for my underarm area (I’m not the most delicate of people). It was good for legs though. Not sure it will replace my usual razor, but I think it is good for popping in your bag for trips away and the like.

Have to say, overall I am really pleased with this months box! Well done #PPSquad.

You can get hold of the box at: Pink Parcel: pink parcel.co.uk

 

xoxo

Chin up 30 minute face mask

 

I was kindly sent this mask to try from Chin Up to try out to see if I can slim and firm my chin in just 30 minutes. As I’m fast approaching 39 (ouch!), as you can imagine, anything claiming to help firm any wobbles, lines or wrinkles I have out the packet and on my skin before you can say “almost 40”!

The mask works in four easy steps: absorbing firming essence, stimulates skin connective tissue, lifts facial contours and gets rid of chubby chins! My question is how does it do that without containing a ton of chemicals that could potentially be harmful to my skin? Well, the thing is, the mask contains natural fruit extracts, vitamin E, corum 9235 and Q10 coenzyme, so nothing nasty in there.

So, let’s put this on and see what happens. First off, I measured my chin and jotted the measurement down. That way I could see any improvement. Then I applied the mask to a clean, dry face, put the band on and sat back and relaxed for 30 minutes.

The mask itself remains wet feeling during the time and has a warming sensation, which I guess feels like a hot cloth treatment. I was a little alarmed when it began to warm up though as I wasn’t sure if I was confusing it with irritation. All was good though and the box says to expect that. The band makes movement quite restrictive and talking and drinking isn’t so simple, so best to do it when you have a quiet half an hour to yourself.

Then for the exciting part of removing the mask! I did notice a difference and my chin looked smoother and when I measured I had lost 1cm. Unfortunately though, this isn’t permanent fat loss, but would be great for a special occasion, or just to make yourself feel good when you need a little boost 🙂

As far as masks go, I have to say this will be in my “go to” category going forward.

Have you tried the mask?
Love, Helen xoxo