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ST MORIZ tanning mousse

Published February 8, 2018 by Bizzimummy

When living in a country like the UK, it’s very rare we get a good spell of real tanning weather, add to that, being light skinned means it’s incredibly difficult to achieve a real glowing tan. Sun beds come with so many risks, so for me I reach for the tan in the bottle.

There are so many fake tan products out there, so it can be difficult to find the right one. Some of them are very overpriced whilst some cheaper products can leave me looking like an oompah loompah.

St Moriz tanning mousse is available in most stores selling beauty products. It happens to be one of my favourites for both cost and quality.

This 200ml bottle goes a long way and can usually be purchased for about a fiver or even less.

It’s always best to apply any tanning product with a tanning mitt as opposed to just using hands and fingers. St Moriz mousse comes in a choice of shades. The one I’m currently using is the dark shade. This gives a deeper yet natural looking all over tan.

The product comes out a really deep brown colour with a hint of orange but don’t worry as it does not develop this colour. Being a mousse makes it easy to apply to give a real non streak all over coverage. I use it everywhere, starting with my legs and moving upwards. I find my back difficult but even then the are no streaks.

There is no horrible smell with this product and it contains ingredients that help to moisturise the skin.

The tan will develop within 4-6 hours. I apply mine the night before and by morning I’m tanned.

See this and more products over on the St Moriz website.

Sleek make up

Published February 7, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Make up always makes a much wanted gift for myself and I would be very very happy if I was bought make up for either Valentines or Mother’s Day.

The Sleek make up brand can be found in Superdrug stores. It’s a brand I really like because it’s affordable whilst still being good quality and a great range of products.

This time it’s all about the eyes and lips. The “i Divine” All night long pallette gives 12 Different shades of colour along with a double sided eye brush and a mirrored case.

The top and bottom shades tend to work well together to give a smoky or slightly sparkly look. I think these colours are just fab and right up my street. And all twelve shades can be yours for just £8.99.

Continuing with the eyes, I have two liquid precision eye colours. Now I have not used these before and at first slightly confused as to what and where they were used.

Is it a liquid eyeliner? Or eye shadow? I wondered. There isn’t much info on them but a quick web browse told me I use them as an eyeliner. These can be a bit hit and miss at first and getting the product into the shape of the eye lid without smudging can be a bit tricky with this brush. It’s a bit like painting using a tiny paint brush. The colour goes on bold and thick and a small amount gives a big coverage.

These cost £6.99 each and come in lots of lovely shades. The shade I used on this occasion is surrealism.

Moving on to my lips with my “Lip VIP”

These lipsticks cost £5.49 each. Semi matte finish that gives a lucious velvety finish. It glides on so smoothly and lasts a while too.

Visit Superdrug’s stores to buy these Sleek cosmetics.

Ditch the razors, get Nair

Published February 6, 2018 by Bizzimummy

If you shave your legs and other body parts and are fed up of razor cuts and buying expensive blades then maybe consider switching to this stuff.

This is Nair, the hair removal cream that needs no razor or waxing. It’s not a new brand, Nair has been around for years and it’s a pain free method to remove unwanted body hairs.

Nair hair removal products are Depilatories in lotion and cream formulas. They work by dissolving unwanted hair, leaving skin smooth days longer than shaving.

Prior to starting any hair removal process, be it Nair lotions, waxing or shaving, it’s always a good idea to use a post hair removal product like this triple action Nair balm.

This product will help to soothe and moisturise the skin and hopefully minimise any redness or soreness which often occurs after hair removal.

Nair’s glide on hair remover, means I don’t need to put any of the product on my hands or anywhere else that it doesn’t need to be.

There is a dial at the bottom of this bottle which I turn to slowly release the product from the three holes at the top, all whilst gliding the bottle where I want the hair removing.

The hair removal process takes around 5/6 minutes, simply apply and leave on. I do mine in the bath or shower. If doing my legs in a bath I simply lift one up and over at a time and then wash it off. It’s much better than shaving, smoother skin, no cuts and the hair does not grow back as fast.

It does have a very strange distinguishing smell which is why I prefer to use it when bathing as I can then wash the scent of it away. It’s not too bad but not the nicest of scents either.

I cannot stress enough that extreme care must be taken with this stuff. It does not have a brain and therefore cannot distinguish between hair removal on legs and hair removal on your head or brows, nor can it tell the difference between an adult, a child or a poor pet. Keep the stuff way out of reach of children (teen girls included) unless you want to find your beloved little ones with no eyebrows and bald patches on their heads. Also keep it well away from your shampoos, conditioners and hair products as getting the bottles mixed up would be a disaster. Keep it away and it’s a great safe product to remove those unsightly hairs.

On sale almost everywhere!

Batiste dry shampoo

Published February 6, 2018 by Bizzimummy

I can’t get enough of this stuff at the moment. I’m addicted to it!

I love my long hair extensions. My normal hair does not grow well and I pay a fair price to keep my hair extensions maintained. Washing extensions can be a mammoth chore by itself – not using certain products, not getting the conditioner near the bonds, making sure it doesn’t tangle, then drying which takes forever, straightening them, which again takes forever and making sure the heat again doesn’t get too close to those bonds or out the precious hair will fall!

I tend to limit my hair washing to once per week, which probably doesn’t sound too great or hygienic. I do get more baths and showers than that, I just use a shower cap. In between washes my hair can get dry with the usual elements of life adding to it – bad weather, rain, hats, sweat, exercise and even diet. Therefore my hair needs refreshment in between washes and that’s where Batiste dry shampoo comes in.

This product comes in lots of fragrances, all of which smell lovely. It’s basically a shampoo product in a tin which is used on dry hair for a quick refreshment fix. For instance when I get up in the morning my hair is usually a mess and all bunched together as I sleep with it tied up, a spray of this stuff brings it back to life without the need for a wash or style.

I find it great for nights out. I usually wash my hair the night before a night out. Meaning it gets a little messed up on the day. Again a quick spray of this stuff sorts that out.

It leaves my hair that slight bit softer and much more manageable to brush through. It’s great for using on hair extensions and also on my own hair too. Being fragranced it also means my hair smells great as tho it’s just been washed. I keep a can in my gym bag too, as no one likes the smell of sweaty hair do they.

Batiste is available almost everywhere, in supermarkets, and stores and I’ve seen it selling for as little as a pound a can.

Grenade high protein

Published January 25, 2018 by Bizzimummy

If there is one New Years resolution that I’m sticking to this year then that’s the weight loss, body toning and fitter one. I really intend to look and feel better and products like these from Grenade UK can really help.

Grenade offer a selection of protein shakes, bars, spreads and other fitness type products

Carb Killa Shake is a smooth and creamy high protein drink with under 200 calories. With 25g of protein and 7.3g* of carbs, Carb Killa Shake is a convenient way to consume additional protein between meals without unwanted calories or carbs.

The shakes are available in many delicious flavours as are the protein bars.

The protein bars are made using a specially selected baking process for a unique yet delicious taste resulting in a softer, crunchier texture. They are high in complete proteins, low in impact carbs and loaded with tons of fibre. Which of course all helps in body toning, muscle building and weight loss.

All the products are available to buy directly from Grenade UK and they offer free delivery on orders over £25.

My Vitamin box

Published January 18, 2018 by Bizzimummy

It seems the whole country have got into weight loss and fitness mode this month. Yes that includes myself, I’ve been eating much much healthier these past two weeks and started back at the gym as well as exercising at home.

Vitamins and minerals play a big part in healthy lifestyles and help to keep our bodies running fine.

My Vitamin box is a monthly subscription which brings a supply of monthly one a day vitamins. There are two options, both of which give a 30 day supply. The wellness box and the vitality box. The vitality box at £9.99 is for a more energetic lifestyle and happens to be the one I have.

The pills are in capsule form and arrive in a small metallic tin. Along with the pills, a leaflet explaining all the ingredients inside them, and believe me there are a lot of good things inside these.

Yes I know they don’t look too appealing do they, and they smell quite funny too. If you have ever taken sea kelp or other vitamins for skin and hair then it’s a very similar smell which isn’t that nice. However the smell is familiar so I know it’s good stuff.

If I went to a health shop for similar vitamins then I would probably expect to pay either the same or more for a months supply and with this being a subscription it means I don’t even need to leave the house to get them.

http://www.myvitaminbox.com

Fighting tooth decay with Dentek

Published January 17, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Tooth decay amongst children is now unfortunately at an all time high in the UK. Because of this the NHS are taking steps to remove sugary drinks from hospital shops this year. Tooth decay is no doubt on the rise due to consumption of sugary drinks and foods and also the lack of proper dental care at home.

DenTek specialises in creating affordable and effective interdental brushes, floss picks and tongue cleaners to remove plaque and prevent bad breath!

Regular brushing with an electric or manual toothbrush is by far the most important part of caring for teeth. But… toothbrushes don’t always manage to get to the more tricky parts of the mouth and in particular the small spaces and pockets in between the teeth. This area is especially prone to stuck small food particles and sugars which if left to build up can result in gum disease, decay and tooth loss.

Of course many adults also suffer with gum disease at varying stages, DenTek sells products for both adults and children. If a good oral care routine is established when children are still young then this may just prevent problems in adult life.

This is called an interdental brush, sometimes known as a flossing brush too. It’s a very simple piece of kit. They come in multipacks and in many sizes. The wire brush is placed inbetween teeth, wiggles around and will dislodge and remove any debris or gunk that a toothbrush can’t. The brush sizes start from very narrow to very wide as people have varying sizes of gaps and pockets between the teeth. I would say these small brushes are best used by adults and teens as they can sometimes get a little stuck when cleaning teeth and are also made from wire so probably not great for the younger ones.

For younger children, DenTek have the kids fun flossers.

There are 40 flossers in one of these bags. They work similar to the interdental brushes but are more gentler to a child’s mouth. Instead of a wire brush it’s a thin piece of fruity flavoured stringy floss which glides inbetween the teeth.

And to make brushing for the little ones just a little more fun, we have some toothbrush animal covers. This fit over most manual toothbrushes with a choice of animals. They all come with a suction cup to so that they can stick to bath walls. They also help to keep the toothbrush clean whilst not in use.

More oral care products can be viewed on the DenTek UK website.

Relaxing bath with Hempz

Published January 16, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Hempz Beauty is a collection of products such as moisturisers, shower gels, scrubs and haircare which are derived from 100% organic Hemp Seed Oil.

Hemp Seed Oil is rich in Vitamin E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6, which is ideal for maintaining healthy, younger-looking skin and hair.

My bath time is my relaxing/chill time, a place of peace and a half hour to myself away, therefore I like to make it a special pamper time using the best products I can so that I can feel and smell great.

Here I have two products from the Hempz collection and both of them can be used when bathing.

Hydrating body oil costs about £19.99 a bottle which is probably a bit more than what I’d usually pay for this type of product. The scent is sweet pineapple and honey melon and it really does smell quite fruity. This oil seems to be one of those products with more than one use, it can be poured into the bath with water or used a bit like a body wash and massaged into the skin. Being an oil means I don’t need to use much as it goes really far.

The pomegranate moisturising body wash costs £16.99. Again fruity aromas and it’s so much better than using standard soap. It is designed to gently cleanse without drying and I just love the scent that’s left afterwards.

Hempz have so many other beauty products in lots of different fruity combinations. They can be purchased via the Hempz beauty UK website.

Skin care Treats from Harley street

Published January 16, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Harley street is famous for their cosmetic surgery treatments and seems to be the place where the celebrity’s go. Of course not everyone can afford cosmetic treatments but it just so happens that they also sell a range of more affordable skin care products.

This is a Try me “Stemcellutions” kit. It contains four smaller versions of Harley st ageless beauty products and it retails around £60.00. Of course products from a place such as Harley St are never going to have high street price tags.

There are four different products in my kit, all of which do different things to benefit my skin. These include a restorative miracle serum, hydro moisturiser, renewal lotion and a pore minimising mask, all of which come in a see through cosmetics pouch. Each bottle contains 15ml of product which is about half of most foundation bottles.

Stemcellutions products are packed with proven anti-aging products such as peptides, pentapeptides, fruit stem cells and anti-oxidants. It’s a much cheaper alternative to surgery to keep signs of ageing at bay.

Yes I have some very envious friends after receiving and showing off my kit.

Luscious lips with Modestrove

Published January 15, 2018 by Bizzimummy

I love my make up bits, I recently had a sort out and was quite shocked at how much stuff I got rid off that was lurking at the bottom of my make up case. It’s fine tho because last week I got this little package in the post.

A lovely little beautifully wrapped box from ModeStrove London. Inside the box – all these lovely matte lipsticks.

Each one came in it’s very own floral box. Lots of luscious vibrant pink colours here which I absolutely love. The four colours are – strawberry sizzle, Miami rose, cocoa colada and my favourite one – bloody latte. These are all part of the “sail with a kiss” range.

Not only do they make my lips full of vibrant colour but they also all come strawberry scented meaning none of that horrible usual lipstick taste on my lips.

Apply them with the included dip brush just as you would lip gloss. I found as these are matte as opposed to gloss, the colour seems to stay on a little longer. Each one costs £12.00

Modestrove beauty products are made with organic ingredients and are not tested on animals.

All four colours can be purchased directly fron Modestrove London.

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