Pro Teeth Whitening Co. – Day and Night Set – Keep Your Teeth Sparkling Night and Day – PR

Pro Teeth Whitening Co. Set

Pro Teeth Whitening Co. Day & Night Set – A two in one kit for brightening and moisturising your teeth!

I was lucky enough to be gifted this Pro Teeth Whitening Co. Day & Night set from the use of the new Brandbassador App – you can find my review on the App here! They were also kind enough to sponsor my latest giveaway on my Instagram which was up last week.

I’ve seen activated charcoal kits before, and even tried the SmileLab whitening toothpaste, but have never used a dual kit before. It was a very unique experience, I’ve never thought of moisturising my teeth. My skin obviously, but teeth? Never.

The premise of these toothpastes is pretty self explanatory – you use one in the morning which polishes teeth, whitens their appearance and provides all day protection. The night time one uses to moisturise your teeth and also balance pH which prevents cavities caused by the breaking down of food by bacteria in your mouth. This is why its important to brush your teeth before bed! They say that using a combination of the two is the best way to achieve optimal oral health ensuring all day protection – Day and Night. All of their products are created from natural sources and made entirely in the United Kingdom!

The day one I found bizarre – its black from the activated charcoal, and has a sweet, minty taste. I’ve noticed that my teeth have whitened up a shade over the paste few days, and I hope with continued use they’ll be sparkling white. Using the Night toothpaste I’ve found I don’t have morning breath as much, and my mouth doesn’t taste as weird in the morning – something they’ve put down to the balance of pH which prevents and neutralises the over night bacteria activity! This pack provides a two month supply of toothpaste which I have noticed lasts a while if you use the recommended pea-sized amount.

Bottom Line: A unique product which provides around the clock protection, and over times helps brightens your smile.

Price: Currently £12.99 @ Pro Teeth Whitening Co. 
Get another 20% off with the code “RosemaryHXO” at checkout!

Rating: *** Expected more dramatic results.

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Seraphine Botanicals – Vegan Berry Tint – Liquid Blush – Cherry Cream

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A vivid, vegan tint that is a perfect day time lip stain.

I’ve not really heard much about Seraphine Botanicals, but I was intrigued by this vegan lip and cheek tint they have. It’s marketed as a “Vegan Berry Tint” and is cruelty free, made from 44.8% natural ingredients and is hypoallergenic. It contains no mineral oil, parabens or phthalates and is gluten free!

The colour payoff is very vivid, and is beautiful on the skin and can be blended out to a more muted colour as desired. Although I’m not too fond of tints for cheeks as I find they’re difficult to blend out and often leave the telltale application marks, but prefer to use them on my lips as I find tints are very hard wearing. This tint was no exception – it left the applicator marks no matter how much I blended it out using my fingers, a brush or a damp beauty blender.

This colour is a lovely bright red, that lasts for a long while on the lips. It’s perfect for days where you want to not have to worry about reapplying lipstick. I have found this is lovely to wear under a clear lip gloss, as you get a natural, casual look from the two. The applicator is a standard lipstick wand which makes application precise!

Bottom Line: A long wearing vegan stain that is perfect for natural lip looks!

Price: £12.99 at Seraphine Botanicals

Rating: *** (The blend-ability on cheeks is disapointing)

PMD – Kiss Lip Plumping System – PR

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A safer way to lip plumping without the bruising!

I received this product in return for my honest review – so here it is!

I bet you all saw that ‘Kylie Challenge’ that took social media by storm a couple of years ago, which has jump started companies marketing lip plumping devices. The devices often relying on a suction that basically swells the lips with blood. These devices are often dangerous as can cause extensive bruising and burst blood vessels in the delicate lip tissues – owch!

So to combat these owchy side effects, PMD have created this new device which they’ve marketed as a safer alternative way to plump up your lips. It works on the same suction principle of other devices but it pulsates the suction – meaning that its gently suctioning on and off to create a better blood flow – rather than the devices that you leave on for minutes which causes insane swelling and damage in one go. By utilising a pulsating vacuum it isn’t as intense as other devices offering subtler effects which buildup over time. It’s also marketed as an anti-ageing device as it safely boosts collagen to reduce appearance of lip lines and wrinkles while increasing the look of lip volume.

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The device has a little cup that you place on the part of your lip to increase the blood flow, and it doesn’t overlap on to the skin surrounding your mouth, you then press the button to start the suction, it pulsates and you count to ten pulses – and thats it! It was actually pleasant – no bruising, offered subtle fullness, I could easily move the device to the areas I wanted to have a fuller look, rather than ending up with everything swelled and bruised and feeling a bit delicate.

The device on it own gave a subtle look, but for a more intense pout they include their own Smart Lip Plumping Serum, which helps increase the results as it contains a substance that tingles and in turn plumps your lips. It didn’t feel too bad just a slight tingle like eating something mildly spicy, and didn’t hurt, unlike those lipglosses from Soap and Glory – I’m looking at you Sexy Motherpucker… 

Bottom Line: A safer way to plump up with long lasting effects that build up over time and less damage!

Price: £125.00 at PMD

Rating: ***

ZOEVA – SPECTRUM PALETTE – Contour Spectrum

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An awesome starter palette for contouring.

I’ve been looking for a powder contour palette that can easily fit in my bag for on the go contouring, so after my brilliant experience with the Zoeva Blush palette I decided to grab this one!

This contour has two brown shades for contouring, a yellow setting powder for brightening and a pearlescent champagne highlight. The powders are all very pigmented and easy to blend with a brush or a sponge, giving good coverage and depth. The dark brown contouring shades have a warm and cool tone so you’re able to mix and match them to suit your complexion.

The only gripe I have with this palette is that the lighter shade is very sparkly so its best to use as a “glow” highlight rather than a contouring base highlight. This means that I can’t just carry this in my bag for all my contour needs as I still need a lighter matte powder shade.

Bottom Line: Good for a basic contour shade, but if you want to have one definitive palette for contouring, look elsewhere….

Price: £15 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: ***

GLAMGLOW – GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturiser – Nude Glow

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A beautiful hydrating illuminator! 

This is my first time delving in to the GLAMGLOW world, as I’ve often been sceptical of their products due to the heavy use of Influencers to push their items. But I was on holiday and had a few euros left, and thought what the heck!

These moisturisers smell UNBELIEVABLE, I use it some days purely to bask in the scent! It gives an all over glow, with a hint of nude colouring to even out my skin tone (I have redness occasionally around my nose). As I was in Sephora I was able to try out the other versions – Pearl Glow, which is a paler shell coloured version, with white reflects, and Sunkissed Glow, which is a darker colour with more golden glow.

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It hydrates really well, and sits under foundation extremely well – you can also mix it with your foundation to create a glowy base. It preforms well for what you pay for – it hydrates, doesn’t cause any breakouts, and helps add a healthy looking glow – which helped keeping my natural holiday tan once I got home!

The only thing I really disliked about this product is the shine! Oh lord, did it make my face shiny! Most times when I wore it on its own as a little skin pep, I had to dust my face with translucent powder just to make my skin matte – but I’ve now see that GLAMGLOW has released a new version that is a matte finish – so I will be purchasing that one once this version is empty!

Bottom Line: Adds a beautiful glow, but at the cost of a shiny face! Lovely as a base to your foundation for healthy glow.

Price: £36 at Boots.com.

Rating: ***

 

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Eye Shadow Palette – Subculture

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Anastasia’s grungiest, rock chick themed eye shadow palette.

After the critically acclaimed Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, they’ve decided to create an on trend Grunge-esque palette called Subculture! I instantly fell in love with Modern Renaissance so knew immediately I had to get my hands on Subculture!

The palette is an on-trend look at the alternative colours that are taking the makeup world by storm, boasting an eclectic collection of duo-chromatic shades, shimmer and matte. The shade Cube is a white base with pink reflect which is absolutely stunning on top of All Star! It has a beautiful golden shade called Adorn, and a wonderfully bright yellow shade New Wave.

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But, the colours might be beautiful but my God, the blend-ability of these shadows is atrocious! One of my favourite points about the Modern Renaissance is how easily the creamy shadows blend – which Subculture has sadly not replicated. The shadows are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way – but to blend that colour out takes AGES! Honestly, it takes a couple of minutes just to basically blend it out.

The shadows have a high levels of fallout, and just by gently touching the shadows – there is already a massive dent in them – so I have a feeling with daily use, I will be hitting pan quicker than expected! BUT – a little goes a long way, its just a shame the shadows lose all integrity the moment you lightly touch it and start falling everywhere.

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Bottom Line: The colours are gorgeous but the formula has made these incredibly hard to work with – which is very disappointing considering the commercial success for Modern Renaissance!

Price: £43 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: ***

 

 

Oh K! Coconut Water Fibre Face Mask

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How adorable are these?! I managed to stumble on these in my local River Island.

These masks are made by Oh K! a brand that is taking on the Korean beauty trend with a new line of products, and this being one of them!

I found these fibre masks to be a bit too thick so they added a lot of weight to my face, and because of it, kept sliding down. They did deliver a lot of hydration, but I could only keep them on for 10 minutes – not the 15-20 recommended due to how uncomfortable they made me feel.

Bottom Line: Cute for a little novelty face mask for uber hydration – but may feel uncomfortable for some users like me.  They’re absolutely adorable and the packaging is so cute!!

Price: £8 for a pack of 3. Got these in River Island, but you can buy them online at Beauty Bay

Rating: ***

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