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Keranique – A Great Hair Product for Women

Keranique – A Great Hair Product for Women

Keranique can be described as the most ideal hair treatment solution that is designed for women. The popularity of these product shampoos has been on the rise globally. The product range usually comprises of follicle boosting serum, a hair lift spray, a fortifying mousse, a volumizing conditioner, a revitalizing shampoo as well as a hair regrowth treatment that features Minoxidil. The products can be used in cleansing, conditioning, treating as well as styling hair. It is able to achieve this in an effective and gentle manner. 

How it works

Keranique products use ingredients that have been sanctioned to promote real hair progress. The Keranique system operates by utilizing 2% of fresh minoxidil in stimulating curly hair growth. In the beginning, this only triggers hair to show up but later stimulates the growth of new hair that is thicker and robust. 

The product is designed to work seamlessly with women’s biochemistry. Keranique works through the following 3-step process:


  • Keranique shampoo


It has a formula with nutritional vitamins and anti-oxidants, these are meant to provide both a relaxing effect and nourishment to curly hair. It also increases smoothness of hair, provides volume and glow.


  • Volumizing refresher


This one of a kind conditioner has a formula that provides hair with mass, volume and gentleness.


  • Hair regrowth treatment


It applies 2% of minoxidil in its systems to prevent hair problems in women.

Women With hair fall that is not acute can use the sulfate-free revitalizing shampoo as well as the sulfate-free revitalizing shampoo to make hair youthful, fuller and thicker. 

Women with severe hair issues can utilize hair regrowth treatment that has Minoxidil or even the follicle boosting serum. These products optimize the growth cycle of hair.
Keranique also has product kits that are specially designed. These deal with specific issues that are related to the hair. 


The Keranique hair treatment has 3 parts that provide numerous benefits, the main ones include the following:

• Regrows hair loss. This can help in regaining self confidence because the user will regain their good looks.

  • Reduces the signs of locks fall
  • Boosts volume level of hair and adds some luster to it. This makes hair look much healthier.
  • It can be used by any woman regardless of age or race. This means that all women that are interested can use it.
  • Every step of the Keranique system has been medically proven to properly perform as well as to deliver on all claims.
  • The conditioner and shampoo from the company do not have sulfate thus can be used even in hair that is color treated and requires special attention. Sulfates are not good for hair because brittle, dry and thin over a period of time. This sulfate is what traditional conditioners and shampoos have.
  • Its use is not associated with any side effects. This is beneficial because most of the hair products on the market today have adverse side effects to the health of the user. Keranique is therefore unique.
  • Keranique uses Minoxidil, this ingredient has been approved by the FDA with regard to treating hair loss and regrowing hair.
  • The products are very effective because they work with the biochemistry of women.


Keranique is the best solution for fighting signs of hair loss, this hair care brand has good products that enhance fullness, volume and manageability of damaged hair strands. The benefits that Keranique outweigh its price by far as clearly indicated above. This means that consumers of Keranique are guaranteed of value for their hard earned money.


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Xtava 5 in 1 Curling Wand – Review & Giveaway

Xtava 5 in 1 Curling Wand – Review & Giveaway

Now it’s no secret that in a past life hairdressing was my thing. Even though those days are behind me I’m still a complete sucker for anything hair and beauty related. I love to test out the latest products and gadgets, it’s the perfect excuse for a bit of pampering!

This week I was offered the chance to try out the Xtava 5 in 1 Curling Wand and as you can imagine, I couldn’t wait to try it out. As a seasoned wearer of the classic ‘mum bun’, I thought it was about time I put the Xtava wand through its paces and gave the old locks a bit of a treat!


So, what does it do?

The Xtava Wand comes with 5 interchangeable ceramic tourmaline barrels of different sizes, allowing for so many different looks to be created with one simple tool. The different barrels include tapered wands for creating pretty curls and larger barrels with an additional clamp, to hold down long hair as you curl. My hair is super long so the larger barrel with the clamp was my first choice.

The wand has a great dual voltage feature, which adjusts automatically when used with a universal adaptor. You can also adjust the temperature to suit your hair type. Amazingly there are nine different curl setting to choose from, so you’re sure to find the temperature to suit you!

The wand has a 360 degree swivel cord to make manoeuvring it around you head easy. Also, differing from other wands I’ve used, the Xtava doesn’t have cool tips at the end of each barrel, aiding total coverage of each section of hair. Totally appreciating the benefit of this in theory, I was keen to find out how practical this feature would be.

How did I get on?

First of all, I loved having a choice of different sized barrels. Initially I thought I would only use one, however the small wands were perfect for the shorter bits of hair around my face, whilst the bigger ones were ideal for tackling the length around the back of my head. Switching between barrels is straight forward, with a simple twist and click, so swapping between them whilst styling was no trouble.

The choice of temperature settings is a real bonus with the Xtava Wand. My hair can’t take intense heat without drying out and becoming brittle, so I chose a lesser heat. This meant that after styling my hair was still shiny and soft, no frazzled ends in sight!

The only thing that took a little getting used to with this tool, was the lack of cool tips on the wands. If like me, you’re used to grabbing the end and twisting you may find yourself touching the barrel. Having said that, once I’d gotten used to it, the extra length on the wand had clear benefits. It meant that there were no straight strands that I had to go back to, I was able to get the perfect finish in minimal styling time.

Overall, I’m very impressed with the Xtava Wand. It’s easy to use, suitable for all hair types and gives hair a super soft, stylish finish! What more could a girl wish for?!


If you’d like to win your own Xtava 5 in 1 Curling Wand, all you have to do is enter using the form below. Please do take a peek at the terms and conditions…good luck!


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*I received the Xtava Wand for the purpose of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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SENSSE Silicone Facial Brush Review

SENSSE Silicone Facial Brush Review

Recently I was given the chance to review the SENSSE Hot & Cool Facial Bar and I absolutely loved it! So, this week when I got the chance to team up with SENSSE again to review their Silicone Facial Brush, I jumped at the chance, Me time is absolutely essential as a parent and so if there’s a chance to pamper myself, I’ll take it!


What does it do?

The SENSSE Silicone Facial Brush aims to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, also helping with the ageing process. The brush is covered with three different types of bristles, aiming to reach every bit of skin on the face, including the hard to reach areas around the mouth and nose.

The brush also vibrates as you use it to help remove, make up, dirt and dry skin from the face. One of the best things about this product is that it’s made from medical grade silicone. This means that it’s gentle enough for people with all skin types to use and that it’s super hygienic!

How did I get on?

As always the packaging on this product is really luxurious. It oozes quality that SENSSE have also followed through with on their product. The brush feels really well made and soft to touch. You can tell before you even put it on your skin that using the brush will be a perfectly relaxing experience.

On first use, I made sure that I removed my make up and applied my cleanser. Following the instructions, I brushed over each area of my face for fifteen seconds at a time. Afterwards my skin felt so refreshed. As I talked about in my previous review, my skin is incredibly dry and so I need all the help I can get to keep it looking good. I loved how quickly and easily this brush removed the excess skin on my face and how much better it felt afterwards!

Overall, I think that this is another great product from SENSSE. It’s the ideal addition to my beauty regime and my skin is looking all the better for a bit of extra pampering. If you feel like a bit of you time, this is a great product to help you relax and unwind. Go on, treat yourself!

*I was given the SENSSE Silicone Facial Brush in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Beauty and I – Why being a Parent Doesn’t stop Me being Me

Beauty and I – Why being a Parent Doesn’t stop Me being Me

Often when we become parents, our beauty regime falls by the wayside. In the blur of sleepless nights and dirty nappies, stopping to think about what we look like is a rare occurrence. Babies don’t stay little forever though, once you’ve got a bit of a routine in place finding time to look after yourself gets much easier.

Having a good routine can help you to feel more human and more like your old self, becoming a parent doesn’t have to change every aspect of your life after all! I’ve found that with a few little adjustments, it’s easy for me to spend a little time pampering myself each day. It leaves me ready to face the world and whatever my little people decide to throw at me!

Here’s a little look into my super simple, yet effective beauty regime:

Skin –

Looking after our skin is so important! I use a non-greasy moisturiser every morning to make my skin feel healthy and supple. I also use an eye brightening serum, to reduce any dark circles that may be lurking! I always spend a minute taking my make up off before bed too, so that my skin can breathe during the night.

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Make up –

I like my make up to look clean and fresh during the daylight hours. I use a light foundation that I can apply really quickly, to cover any dark circles and blemishes. I then brush a little blusher across my cheek bones to give myself a healthy glow! I finish the look off with a good quality mascara, which makes me look more awake than I feel and I’m ready to go!

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Hair –

I like to keep my hair in an easy, low maintenance style. I simply don’t have the time to spend more than ten minutes sorting my locks each day. So I keep my hair long and pin it up into a nice, neat style. It’s on trend, simple and makes me look and feel smart enough to face the outside world!

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Nails –

I love my nails to look great, sporting a good set is a real confidence boost! I like to apply gels or acrylics every few weeks. The hardiness of these types of nail application means that day to day, my nails take no time at all to look after. No more touching up chipped nails, or worrying about them looking bare and boring!

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I love to keep up with the latest trends too. There are some fabulous little life hacks to be found in Ellisons new Ebook, offering you bags of inside knowledge on all things beauty. Don’t let being a parent get in the way of looking and feeling like YOU!


Do you have any beauty life hacks?


*This post was written in collabortation with Ellisons.

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SENSSE Hot & Cool Facial Bar – Review & Giveaway

SENSSE Hot & Cool Facial Bar – Review & Giveaway

As a working mother, finding time for myself to relax and recuperate isn’t always easy. If I’m not running around after the kids, I’m sat at my desk or acting the domestic goddess around the house. Looking after ourselves is really important though, so this week when I was offered the chance to try out the SENSSE Hot & Cool Facial Bar, I prepared myself for some serious me time!


What does it do?

The SENSSE Facial Bar has two temperatures, 6 degrees and 42 degrees. Amazingly it’s able to switch between the two within 6 seconds, making it incredibly user friendly.

Hot – helps to increase blood circulation and relax our facial muscles. In turn this softens our skin, smooths out any lurking wrinkles and can activate cell regrowth.

Hot with vibrations – use this mode to help massage your moisturiser into your skin, the heat and vibrations can increase absorption levels.

Cool – helps make skin look bright by relaxing sore muscles in the face and reducing redness. Cool mode also helps to close pores, to lock in moisture.

Cool with vibrations – aids toning and firming of our skin, helping to reduce wrinkles.

Results –

First of all, the packaging on this product is very luxurious. It looks simple and elegant, I guarantee if you’re thinking of buying the SENSSE Bar as a gift, those receiving it will be super impressed!

I found this fabulous piece of kit incredibly relaxing. At the end of the day, when it’s finally time to sit down I often find myself with a tension headache. Using the SENSSE Bar banishes any pain almost immediately, it’s as if I can feel the tension melting away.

As a sufferer of dry skin, I also found that applying moisturiser alongside the hot mode with vibrations made a real difference to the appearance of my skin. The morning after using the product, my skin is far less flaky and so applying make up is a much easier task!

Since I’ve only been using this product for a week, I think it needs a little more time to tackle the crows feet that keep sneaking up on me! Nevertheless, my eyes have felt much brighter since the SENSSE Bar came into my life, feeling alert and awake is always welcome and I’m sure it makes me more productive in my work life.

Overall, I love this product. It offers relaxation as well as solutions to my beauty problems and in my eyes that makes it a worthy competitor in its field. It’s perfect for personal use or for giving as a gift to your loved ones, I’ve never felt more relaxed!


If you’d like the chance to win your very own SENSSE Hot & Cool Facial Bar, all you have to do is enter the giveaway using the form below. Please do check out the terms and conditions before entering…good luck!


Win A SENSSE Hot and Cool Ultrasonic Facial Bar #1

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help: clear skin – Review & Giveaway

help: clear skin – Review & Giveaway

A lot of us associate acne with our teenage years. That’s not always the case though, acne can follow us into our adulthood and continue to leave us feeling conscious of our appearance. There’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror and focussing on our flaws, instead of our beauty. Since having children, a combination of sleepless nights and stressful days have added to the strain on my skin. So when I was offered the chance to try out help: clear skin, I couldn’t wait to finally get the glowing appearance that I’ve been waiting for!


Help: clear skin is a soluble formula containing a combination of natural ingredients including, aloe vera and lactoferrin. It’s also free from artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and gluten. Whilst being suitable for vegetarians, diabetics and those who are lactose intolerant.

One sachet per day is dissolved into water, soft drinks or added to food. The package advises that the product should be used for four to six weeks, before you’ll begin see a noticeable difference. I couldn’t wait to get started and added help: clear skin to my daily care routine straight away!

I was pleasantly surprised at how palatable the solution is. Often supplements have a distinguishable taste, but I found that this product could simply be added to water and taken without leaving a bad taste in my mouth. This certainly made it easier to stick to my new routine, as I don’t dread taking the product each day.

After just one week of consistently using help: clear skin, I’ve definitely noticed a positive change in my appearance.  My skin appears brighter and my spots reduced, which is a huge confidence boost. It’s been refreshing not to have to spend so much time strategically applying make up, to cover the little devils! I love being able to look in the mirror and concentrate on what’s good about the person staring back at me, rather than picking apart the areas I’ve previously been unhappy with.

The product could be viewed as a little on the expensive side, but considering it’s positives it may be worth investing.  You know what they say, you get what you pay for!

Overall, I’m super impressed with this product and it will stay a part of my self care routine. It may have taken me until 26 years of age to get clear skin, but now I have it I’m not letting it go!


Before & After

For a chance to win a pack of help: clear skin, all you have to do is enter the giveaway below, please do take a peek at the terms and conditions…good luck!


Win A help:clear skin 28 day pack of your choice #1

*This is a collaborative post. 

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Oyster Skincare Eye Brightening Serum – Review & Giveaway

Oyster Skincare Eye Brightening Serum – Review & Giveaway

Parents far and wide know just how tiring bringing up little humans can be.  They bring with them the most amazing yet tiring journey you will ever embark upon. I’m pretty sure that I’ve been in a constant state of tiredness since my first was born, when I look in the mirror it’s becoming increasingly obvious that my poor little eyes aren’t getting the rest they need!

After taking our little cherubs on holiday recently and returning feeling a little frazzled I decided it was time for some pampering, a little rejuvenation goes a long way.  So as part of my self care mission I teamed up with Oyster Skincare to try out their Eye Brightening Serum.  I’m determined to banish those tired eyes for good!



When my serum arrived I couldn’t wait to try it out it, it boasts so many great qualities including:

  • Helping to reduce wrinkles and crows feet – yes please!
  • Helping to lessen dark circles under the eyes – absolutely need this!
  • Contains co-enzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid, pentapeptides and green tea.
  • Light on application and leaves a non-greasy feel to the skin.

The first time I tried it out I was in love! It has an aroma that’s so fresh and relaxing, that I felt its benefit before I even applied it.  The instructions advise that you apply the serum under the eyes and across the brow.  Doing exactly as I was told, I applied, sat back and relaxed!

Ok I have two under two, so this moment of calm lasted all of 30 seconds.  The serum however, did it’s job!  It made my eyes felt brighter and I instantly felt more awake.  I decided to continue my new beauty regime for one week to see if it really did make a difference.


One week later…

After using my Oyster serum for the last week, I am completely taken with it. I apply it every night before bed, a little bit of me time that after a long day of work/parenting is amazing. The bags under my eyes appear reduced, even if they are still a little dark; maybe once the kids are eighteen I’ll be back to looking youthful once again!  I love the fact that it feels light on application, my skin is naturally quite oily and so I have struggled in the past to find products that suit me.

Overall, I would recommend this Eye Brightening Serum from Oyster Skincare.  In my opinion every parent needs a little pampering and this product is perfect for unwinding and lifting your mood!

Fancy getting your hands on your own bottle of Oyster Skincare Eye Brightening Serum?  All you have to do is enter our great giveaway using the form below, please do take a peek at the terms and conditions…good luck!



Win A Bottle Of Brightening Eye Serum By Oyster #7
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Lee Stafford Blow Dry & Go: Review & Giveaway

Lee Stafford Blow Dry & Go: Review & Giveaway

As some of you may know, over the past couple of weeks I have decided that my time as a SAHM must come to an end.  I’m a hairdresser and have worked for myself for years.  I can’t wait get back to it and finally transform into the mum boss that’s been lurking within!

As I’m self-employed it’s up to me to make sure I have the latest products and equipment, to transform and beautify my clients!  So, when Lee Stafford got in touch and asked me to try out their new Blow Dry & Go Hair Kit, they could not have timed it better.  How could I say no?!

The Blow Dry & Go Hair Kit includes a fabulous pink lightweight dryer, clips, brush, tail comb, bobbles and grips.  Everything you need to transform your hair into your favourite style.  The amazing thing about this dryer is that it has a built-in keratin infused grill.  Keratin is the go-to protein for all hairdressers who strive to achieve smooth and frizz-free hair, so I couldn’t wait to test it out!

I love the design of the dryer, from the colour to the size and weight.  It’s the ideal companion for a professional who spends a lot of time drying hair, long gone is my aching arm at the end of the day!  The accessories have come in really handy too, the sectioning clips especially which are strong and durable.  If you are using this kit at home it allows for that salon fresh look to be achieved, without having to head out.

Holidays and good hair don’t always go hand in hand, those hotel room dryers are never quite up to the mark.  Cue Blow Dry & Go!  This kit comes with a compact travel bag making packing a doddle and frizzy holiday hair a thing of the past.

If truth be told, I’m not sure I’m quite sold on the keratin infused grill.  It’s a fabulous extra that some people may find works brilliantly, maybe after more use I’ll really start to appreciate what it can offer.

Nevertheless, I love my Lee Stafford Blow Dry & Go Kit.  I would highly recommend it for both personal and professional use and with the accessories included, this product definitely offers value for money.  I’m enjoying being back at work, even more so now I have such great tools to work with!

If you would like to win your very own Blow Dry & Go Hair Kit, all you have to do is enter the giveaway below.  Please do take a peek at the terms and conditions…good luck!


Win a Lee Stafford Blow Dry & Go Kit #5

*I was sent a Lee Stafford Blow Dry & Go Kit for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  I only recommend products that I genuinely love, so I know you’ll be in good hands!


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