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Christmas Gift Guide | Beauty Gadgets!

Posted on December 12, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Today’s gift guide is all about beauty gadgets! I’m a complete sucker for gadgets and gizmos, and what better gift to give (and, erm ask for maybe?) than some fantastic beauty gadgets! I’m covering hair, skincare and have even thrown in an amazing electric toothbrush that’s currently half price, so I hope you’ll find something you like 🙂

1. THX Total Hair Experts Spiralicious Bubble Wand exclusively at Tesco, £25 – This crazy looking hair wand is everything you need to create a variety of hair looks! The bubble design allows you to choose from tousled waves by wrapping hair around the bubbles, or defined spirals by wrapping hair in the grooves between the bubbles. It has a temperature setting of 210 degrees and a ceramic-coated barrel, so you can create beautiful curls while protecting your hair from heat-damage, and the extra-long length of the wand means it even works on longer hair. Thumbs up all round for this nifty product!

2. Foreo Luna Mini from Lookfantastic, £99. – The Luna Mini is one of the latest gadgets on the skincare scene. You use this product for only one minute morning and night to drive away blemish-causing impurities. The Luna Mini promises to leave the skin looking clearer, brighter and healthier in just 3 days! It gives up to 8000 pulsations per minute to gently remove dead skin cells, as well as unclogging pores of 99.5% of dirt and oil, and 98.5% of makeup residue. The non porous silicone brush is super hygienic too as it resists bacteria buildup. The Luna Mini’s smooth, soft silicone touch-points glide across the skin for deep, effective facial-cleansing that’s actually gentle enough to use every day. Its travel-friendly design is also fully waterproof, lasts up to 300 uses per full charge and requires no replacement brushes. What more could a girl want!?

3. Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush from Lookfantastic, £49 – I’ve been using my Lucid for quite a while now with no complaints whatsoever. I’ve included this as an alternative the the Luna above, as they both effectively do the same thing. It just depends on your budget and if you’d prefer silicone or a brush head. The Magnitone Lucid has two cleansing modes for deep cleaning and also for sensitive skin, it gives 10000 pulsations per minute and is completely waterproof so you can use it whilst in the bath or shower without worrying!

4. ghd V Coral Styler from Lookfantastic, £109 – If anyone mentions hair straighteners, the first brand most people will think of is ghd. They’re renowned for their superior quality electrical hair products, and the Coral Styler is up there with the best of them. Helping you to create hair styles you’ll love, the ghd V Coral Styler has been designed with vibrant hues and graduated colours to give you an exotic styler that allows you to create flawless looks. The straightening irons have been designed with contrast black plates that contain ceramic heat technology to enhance shine and versatility. Ideal for straightening, curling, or adding waves and flicks, the V Coral Styler has a rounded barrel to help you to create endless styles with ease. The Styler also has a professional length cord for flexible styling, an automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes and a coordinated heat resistant mat, so you can style your hair to perfection.

5. Panasonic EW-DE92 Toothbrush from Boots, on sale at £99.99 until January 7th. Electric toothbrushes often tend to be on the expensive side so people may not necessarily be keen to run out and buy one, they are a fantastic investment though so this Panasonic toothbrush (which is currently half price) really would make an excellent Christmas gift! The new EW-DE92 model toothbrush features Ionic technology that takes care of stains and plaque, it also has a triple-edged brush and sonic vibration of 31,000 brush strokes a minute! You also get a load of extras in the box including point brush and gum massager attachments and a handy tongue cleaner. The EW-DE92 toothbrush also has four selectable brushing modes and a soft start function. This toothbrush really is the bees knees of dental hygiene, make sure you grab one while they’re on offer!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Autumn Hair Styles with ghd & LauraJaneStyle

Posted on October 4, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Well autumn is most definitely upon us, and apart from the excitement of new makeup shades hitting the shelves, what about trying some new hair styles too!? I invited Laura from LauraJaneStyle over to mine for some girly time – I was desperate for some hair inspiration and thought we could have a little photo sesh while we were playing hairdressers! Firstly we used the ghd V Coral Professional Styler to straighten – this styler is officially the prettiest electrical hair product I’ve ever seen! I have the Coral version (which has £10 going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity) which is from the new Bird of Paradise Limited Edition collection.

The Coral Professional styler is a lovely pink colour fading into orange and comes with a coordinating ombre heat resistant mat. Here’s a bit more info about it –

  • It has advanced ceramic heat technology for enhanced shine and versatile style.
  • Smooth, contoured, floating plates with a gloss finish for salon shine and snag-free styling
  • Sleep mode: switches off if not used for 30 minutes
  • Universal voltage for consistent performance when travelling
  • Round barrel to create perfect curls and waves
  • Professional-length 2.7m power cable

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I put in my amazing Hairtrade extensions and then straightened my hair. I can’t believe how fast the styler heated up, I’ve never used ghd products before so I was like WOW! My hair is also really fine so I find it quite difficult to style by myself but luckily I had my personal hairdresser to hand (Laura) who helped me create some pretty autumn looks 🙂

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Firstly we have the ‘half up half down’ messy look. Here’s how it’s done –

Lightly tease the top of your hair, loosely gather the sides and bring to the back, push up slightly on your crown to create some volume before pinning with grips. For a more messy approach pull slightly on both the sides and top to create some fall out.

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And next the messy bun –

Split your hair into three sections, starting with the middle tie into a pony tail and plait. Twirl round the base of the pony tail to form a small bun. Plait both sides and loosely twirl around middle bun, pinning sections as you go. Remember mess is the key, so don’t waste time perfecting it, just grab, twirl pin and go!

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I love both of these looks so much, and when my other half came home he told me I looked pretty, aww! I couldn’t have done this post without the help of my amazing chum Laura, I’ve added one of the pics of Laura’s hair above, but please check out her own post for more pics and info. She’s also coming up to her blog’s first anniversary, which will be celebrated with a giveaway, so make sure you give her a follow so you don’t miss out!

I hope you enjoyed my post! I’d love to hear if you have any hair style ideas for autumn? xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review