Tuesday, 30 May 2017

HOW TO GET HEALTHY TEETH FOR SUMMER








Without sounding super vain something I get comments on all the time is how are your teeth so white and how do you keep them so white and healthy?! Honestly, I whiten them, they haven't always been as white as they are now. My teeth were never super yellow which is why they are so white with the whitening and sometimes these things just work a lot better and different from person to person. As well as having white teeth you also want to make sure you have a healthy mouth to go with it and avoid getting the dreaded fillings! 

So what whitening products do I use? Polanight. the best stuff I have ever used and honestly wouldn't ever go passed it, this is the same stuff the dentists use. I got a custom made whitening tray for my teeth and 16% Polanight whitening, the only downside now is the website I ordered from is now for dentists only and need a dental certification number. To give you an idea of doing it yourself vs going to a dentist, my mum got it done at the dentist costing in excess of £300+ I ordered a mould kit to do myself at home (which you then send to a lab to be made) and some whitening syringes for aprox £80, it was the exact same stuff the dentists use the only difference is you do the mould yourself. 

I am always helping people with tips on keeping teeth white and healthy so when I was approached to try out the Janina whitening products and get involved in the National Smile Month I jumped on the chance to be able to share some tips with you on keeping your teeth white and healthy. I asked my husband to use the whitening trays so we could test out to the best of their abilities as you wouldn't notice much difference at all with my teeth. As you can see in the before and after pictures it's definitely taken away the surface stains but aren't white, I'd say they have lifted about 3 shades. This was also used in conjunction with the charcoal toothpaste, which I have also been using and definitely notice a difference in it keeping my mouth super healthy and fresh feeling but not much in whitening. 

My other top whitening products I would recommend which I use are the Crest Whitening Strips and BlanX toothpaste or Colgate Max White Toothpaste, note the toothpaste will not whiten your teeth on it's own but if used with whitening strips etc it definitely gives maximum results. 

Let me know in the comments below if you use any whitening products? 




Love Gill x


Sunday, 28 May 2017

L'OREAL NUDE MAGIQUE CUSHION FOUNDATION




One thing I love to try out is different foundations, you may have spotted this in my beauty haul I done recently, linked here This was one of the main reasons I went in to Boots, to try this foundation out. I've heard such great reviews about cushion foundations and had high hopes. 


The packaging is alright, a bit cheap and plastic but then it's just drugstore so can't judge too much by that but then there are also some flaws with the packaging. My shade is 01 but I peeled this off to be able to open it and it doesn't have the shade written on the back, on the boots website it gives shade names and not a number. It also states on the packaging it's an SPF29 but on the website it states SPF 25, hmm? I know that doesn't matter in the big scheme of things I'm just a stickler for detail. 






On to the product, it claims to be a Dewy Glow Foundation and it most definitely is, this is so comfortable to wear and I recommend using your own brush or beauty blender as the face pad included isn't any good at all. It's quite a low coverage so great for the summer for a really light glowy look. Due to it's high SPF this is also great for the summer but not the best if you are doing anything photography related, i.e. I wouldn't wear this to a wedding. 

I found this started to slide around my face towards the end of the day but then with it being a dewy foundation you should kind of expect that. I have normal to dehydrated skin so fine for my skin type or even dry skin this would be really nice. I'd say it lasted for about a good 5-6 hours on me before I would need to set again with some powder. 





You can buy this for £14.99 at Boots, it comes in 7 different shades, all fairly light - medium shades nothing for darker skin tones which is a bit of a shame. You get 14.6g of product which is fairly decent for a product like this. 


Let me know if you have tried this out in the comments below?



Love Gill x








Monday, 22 May 2017

FUN FILLED WEEKEND + I GOT LIP FILLERS !!




If you haven't already guessed by the picture it is my Mum's 60th Birthday today, Happy Birthday Mum. We celebrated this weekend by going to Dobbies Garden Centre on the Friday and I spent way too much but got some cute plants for outside my house and some indoor accessories including candles, obv. We also ate way too much cake at Dobbies but I mean it's essential when it's someones birthday right?!


I made my mums Birthday cake for a little extra special effort, i'm actually pretty pleased how it came out given it was a bit of a rush making it. I'm definitely going to practice making bigger cakes a lot more now I know i can do it and it wasn't terrible! Look out for some more recipe posts... 




On Saturday all the family came around my mums house and we had loads of chinese food and a good natter, it was such a fun filled weekend, quite literally as I also got lip fillers on Saturday! I've been thinking about it for over a year but didn't want to rush into it and wanted to find the right place too and I finally did it!! let me know if you would want a full review on the process before and after pics etc and I will definitely do that. 






Let me know in the comments below what you got up to this weekend, I would love to know. 



Love Gill x 


Sunday, 14 May 2017

A BEAUTY HAUL




The day I walk in to Boots and buy just what I am after is the day I think I will really worry about myself haha! I never come out with just what I need, there are always products that seem to jump into my basket and come home with me. I love trying out new products and new brands, I mean I kinda need to for my blog, right?! Girls, we all know the struggles..

So what did I pick up on my trip to Boots? 

First up is the Oh K Sheet Mask this was right at the front door and I fell for it, I noticed it was new in and so I just had to try it out. 

I knew I wanted to try the L'Oreal Nude Cushion Foundation so I picked that up and as it was 3 for 2 I picked up the L'Oreal Blush in shade 90 - Rose Eclat and a L'Oreal Lip Liner in the shade Perfect Red.

I then noticed the new Max Factor Bronzer so obviously as it was new I had to try it out, I picked this up in the shade 05- Light Gold. Sticking with face products i decided to try out a Sleek Blush as I've never tried blushes from this brand, I picked up shade Antique. 

From Nyx I picked up the Nyx Butter Gloss in the shade Cherry Cheesecake which is such a nice summer shade, can't wait to wear it! I then picked up a new Nyx Lip Liner in the shade Pink Cantaloupe you can't have too many lip liners! I also picked up a Nyx Eyebrow Gel in the shade Blonde, I've seen many Youtubers use this so wanted to give it a go. 

The last thing from Boots is a Rimmel Eye Liner in the shade 02 - Denim Blue i think this will look really nice teamed with the coral lip butter.

I was returning a couple of things to New Look and decided to look at their make up, they had a sale on some things so I picked up a Matte Lipstick in the shade Rose Quartz and a Eyeliner Pen in black. 

Keep an eye out for some first impressions coming up on some of these products. 

Let me know in the comments below if you would like to read about any of these products more in depth and my review? 



Love Gill x 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

LIFE UPDATE - LOSING WEIGHT




Where did April go?! It's hard to believe that it's now May and we are almost half way through the year, like what?! 

I've been completely absent from my blog and all social media for over a week now, not going to lie I have been absolutely loving it! I've been thinking about getting back on twitter etc during last week but have stopped myself doing it as I've been trying to get into a routine of exercise and losing weight which I am glad to say is working well. I've lost half a stone in just over a week purely by eating better and exercising everyday.

I know if I'm on social media or blogging I spend sooo much time on it that I just wont bother doing the gym because it then gets too late, excuse after excuse. The only way I was going to put my all into it was by coming off social media all together and focus all my attention on myself. I need to work on a tight schedule where I have time to blog and also exercise but also have a life at the same time, help me!!! 

Coming up in a few weeks will be my mums 60th birthday which I'm really excited about albeit she probably wont be haha! We will likely just have a small family get together, nothing huge as she doesn't want a party or anything. I still need to figure out what I'm going to get her.

Would love it if you left a little comment with any hints and tips you may have for losing weight 



Love Gill x