March 31, 2015

cost effective teeth whitening and brightening

| Oral B Pro 600 | £24.99 (1/2 price)

We all know by now that brushing regularly with an electric toothbrush is by far the best way to healthy, whiter teeth. There are tons to choose from but if you're keeping an eye on your spending then check out this Oral B version that's currently on sale at half price. If you fancy investing into a fancier version then have a lookout for the Oral B Pulsonic, which is by far the best I've ever used. 

Oral B Pro 600 Review

| Crest Whitening Strips | £34.99

In my experience, absolutely nothing works as well at brightening up my teeth than Crest Whitening Strips. I've used them for years but only ever use a course of 20 strips around every 6 months or so to be sure that my teeth aren't made to become overly sensitive. I have to buy mine from eBay as they aren't available in the UK but I always make sure to find a reputable seller and spend a little more to buy them in a sealed box. 

| Pearl Drops Instant White | £2.99

Whenever I'm taking a break from whitening strips I use this whitening toothpaste which always keeps my teeth looking pearly. You won't ever notice a huge difference with using just a whitening toothpaste alone, but I've found that this version works better than any other.  

Crest Whitening Strips Review

| Coconut Oil Pulling

I'm yet to ever try coconut oil pulling but I've heard great things about how it can naturally whiten your teeth. Track down a jar in your local supermarket and simply swish a teaspoon sized amount around your mouth for 20 minutes, spit the oil out, then rinse with warm water. This method is far better for your teeth than using any kind of bleach type product and also cleans away any bacteria too. I will most definitely write up and update once I've given it a go. 

March 18, 2015

male grooming products | (01)

Although I tend to natter on mainly about lipsticks and girly things I thought it would be a good idea to feature some male grooming products every now and then too. I realise that there is only a tiny percentage of actual males viewing my blog (if any), but even so, the products that I include are all ideal for gift ideas too. 

Fudge Urban Tin Waxes | £6.99 (currently on offer at £4.66) |

These little tins come filled with hair wax and vary in strength of hold and finish on the hair. I tried these out on a friend of mine and can indeed report back that they work brilliantly. I don't usually get that excited about male grooming products as a rule but the packaging and design of these has me won over completely. 

Wingman Face Scrub, Face Wash and Moisturiser | £3.99-£5.99 |

For any man on a bit of a budget or one who isn't overly fussy with the skincare products he uses, this trio of skincare products from Wingman are great. I like the minimal yet masculine packaging of these and can imagine them being what most guys would reach for first in the shop. 

Cornerstone Subscription Service | £30 every 12 weeks |

Possibly one of the most genius ideas I've come across in the male grooming category is this subscription box from Cornerstone. Inside comes a Pre-Shave Scrub, Shave Gel, 6 Razor Blades (along with a free aluminium holder for your first order) and Post-Shave Balm. There are options on their website to pick and choose how often you'd like for your order to be sent out, from every 6 weeks, to 12 and then 24. I'm a firm believer that every man needs to sign up and have their skincare/shaving situation sorted without ever having to go out to the shops again. 

The Real Shaving Co Face Scrub, Shave Gel and Soothing Balm | £4.59-£4.99 |

Last but not least, another budget friendly trio but this time from The Real Shaving Co. This set is almost identical to the Wingman products featured above but with slightly fancier packaging.