Saturday, 19 December 2015

Birchbox December Edition

If you have read my blog before you will know I love a good Birchbox. I feel like it's a little Christmas every month when it arrives and my goodness are they killing it lately. The best thing about this months edition was that it was super festive! I was pleasantly surprised to find not a box at my front door but a bag filled with goodies! A reusable sparkly christmassy clutch bag none the less! 

They really seem to get me recently. Providing me with tasters of products I want to try but havn't had chance to buy yet. Take the Benefit They're real push-up liner, and Puff off. I will never have enough eyeliner and I am always on the mission to find the easiest tool to use. As we all know that the perfect cat eye can be a little frustrating at times! The puff off product is a lovely soft formula that really gives your under eyes a boost and is a great base for concealer. The Ciate mini in Dangerous Affair is perfect for this session and I can't wait to use it. I might even wear it on Christmas day in fact! As for the Sicilian Body Gel it is almost gone already, in our house hold we get through bath products like no tomorrow. This product is a real treat as it smells beautiful as orange and citrus scents are my favourite. It also leaves your skin really soft which is always a winner. The Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a product I have not tested yet but it is held in high regard by lots of beauty lovers so hopefully it will leave me with rejuvenated and hydrated skin. It is rather pricey as well so it will be nice to have a little bit of luxury. Again with the Roloxin Revitalising Facial Treatment, I always like to mix up my skincare routine although I have to be really careful as my skin is ridiculously sensitive. Lastly is the Model Co lipstick in Stiletto which is a gorgeous deep red colour perfect for winter. I love a good red lipstick all year round but I think there is something classic about adding a red lip to your look to make you feel that bit more ready for the holidays.
It's bang on for that christmas party!

What's your favourite beauty treat this Christmas? ox

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Cougar Snow White teeth whitening gel

I bought this at a discounted price for two tubes instead of one online. I tried it for the first time this weekend and I must say I was instantly impressed. I am always a little wary of whitening products as you hear all sorts of things about what they contain and how they can damage your teeth. 
This product stood out to me straight away as they ensure it isn't crammed with nasty abrasive ingredients. The product has an a brush type of applicator which the product comes out of when you squeeze the tube which easily transferred onto your teeth.  For the first application you have to apply it every 15 minutes for an hour. Which originally I thought would be a little tedious, although I was pleasantly surprised that the application was super speedy to do and the hour was up before I knew it. It left a slight tingly sensation when first applied and feels a little odd but nothing uncomfortable. I was so pleased that I noticed a difference in the first day of using it. My teeth just looked brighter, cleaner and yes whiter! I have used it again a couple of times and I feel it is so handy to just pop on before you go out for that extra bit of confidence. Especially with all those christmas photographs that you are forced to smile in by family members. 
I will be keeping this in my bag for a touch up now and again and I was very satisfied with the results. The contents of the tube smells slightly minty which is nice although I don't recommend tasting it if you can help it as it does not taste as nice as it smells unfortunately.  I am always on the search for the best and safest teeth whitening products out there so let me know if you have favourites? ox 
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Maira Gall