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For those extra pretty touches – Rock & Ruddle

Published August 9, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Us ladies, and the little ladies all love our quirky little beauty items, especially those items which are just a little more unique than others. We all need a good hair brush too, no matter if our hair is long, short, fine or thick, a hair brush that will brush through knots and tangles and that will last a while. 

Up until now, my two girls have pretty much just shared my collection of hair brushes. This isn’t a huge issue but they do tend to misplace them and even fight over who’s using which one. Well now they each have their own pretty little brush.


These brushes from Rock and Ruddle really are unique and pretty. When I was a little girl, we did have a few picturesque brushes around with all sorts of girly images on, but these days they seem to be hard to find. 

Rock and Ruddle have lots of unique colourful brushes, many with pictures on which come in sizes for both big and little ladies (and men if need be). The brushes are made using natural bristles with three bristle types to choose from. The soft bristle brushes are ideal for babies, the natural without nylon more suited to children and the bristles with nylon for thicker hair. 


I really love these small character brushes. They feel really sturdy and solid and the size and shape of them make them easier for my girls to grip, they both like brushing their own hair (and mine!) Jordanna now has the ballerina brush and Izebella has the fairy brush. 

Izebella has curly but fine/medium hair so I knew the brush would be fine for her. Jordanna has long curly and extremely thick hair which gets tangled often and is sometimes wirey. I was unsure whether the brush would go through her hair; as some small brushes don’t, but it goes through without problems, wet or dry. 


And of course they are so incredibly cute too. It makes me want one for myself. It may just be me borrowing their brushes in future. 

The small brushes cost £20 each and a larger (big girl) brush is £30. 

To see more brush styles; visit Rock and Ruddle online shop, where the brushes can be purchased directly. 

Envy Professional hair care

Published August 8, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I put my hair through a lot, and have done so for many years. It’s been bleached, coloured, highlighted, low-lighted, permed, blow dried, straightened and had extensions in. So when it comes to products for my hair, I don’t mind paying that little bit extra for a product that claims to help repair damage and give it an overall better condition.

Envy products are used by hairdressers as well as being sold to people like myself who want the best for their hair. Salon products can sometimes be hard to find without buying them in the actual salon after having your hair done.

They are recognisable by distinct black and green containers just like this.

Envy hair products contain silk proteins which help to moisturise, smooth and gloss hair. And Keratin which puts balance and moisturiser back into the hair. I have found that the majority of “better” hair products do contain keratin (the ones that actually work).

I have been regularly using three Envy products.

  • Gentle cleansing shampoo
  • Dual fix 12
  • Gentle detangling conditioner

These products smell absolutely amazing. I can’t be too sure exactly what the lovely scent is, but it smells sweet and fruity, possibly mango but it’s really lovely. I was really surprised at just how nice they are.

The shampoo gets applied the same as any other. I usually leave on for about 5 minutes max.

The Dual fix 12 is a totally new product to me. It’s like an inbetween treatment; after shampoo but before conditioner. This comes out like a mousse and gets left on for one minute. This is the main repair product and boasts an amazing 12 benefits for the hair. 

  • 1 Amazing shine 
  • 2 Helps to repair damage 
  • 3 Weightless silk effect
  • 4 Easier detangling 
  • 5 Helps to rehydrate hair 
  • 6 Improves styling and blow dry results
  • 7 Thicker, fuller feel
  • 8 Helps Reduce Frizz
  • 9 Rejuvenates tired colour 
  • 10 Hair feels stronger 
  • 11 Reduces the appearance of split ends 
  • 12 Lasts for weeks 

This product can also be used as a more intense treatment on dry hair. Full instructions on the back of the bottle. 

The Conditioner is a lovely thick lush cream. Even whilst wet I could feel my hair becoming smoother, detangled and overall easier to manage.


And after a quick blow dry, my hair feels lovely, soft, detangled, manageable and refreshed. It even seems to be growing a little better too.

As these are professional hair products which are used in salons, it does mean they cost slightly more than what someone would pay for a regular shampoo or conditioner from shops. The shampoo and conditioner both costing £14.95 each and the Dual fix slightly more at £19.95. In my personal opinion I do think it’s worth paying that bit extra to help bring my hair up to better condition and these products seem to really be helping. I would be happy to purchase more as and when I need them. 

Other Envy products are also available at Envy Pro.

Lee Stafford hair growth

Published June 28, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I first spotted these products whilst shopping in Boots and whilst I was very eager to try them, I was also optimistic at what they claim they can do for the hair.


My hair, probably through colouring, heat styling and extensions goes through awkward stages where it simply will not grow past a certain length. Yes I have regular trims but then it’s shorter and still won’t get past a certain length. Well that was until I used these products.

This is me at the beginning of May! Not my best photo but it shows the length and condition of my hair.

Not great at all! 

Then I got sent over a selection of Lee Stafford growth products to use.

Scalp scrub – A pre-wash treatment which is applied before shampoo. The scrub works to gently stimulate the scalp, increasing root productivity and accelerating natural hair growth.

It is a unique treatment that  unblocks the hair follicles and removes product build up and pollution.

It feels very grainy, just like a bath or salt scrub and it’s best to apply as close to the scalp as possible, rinse and then crack on with the shampoo.

Shampoo & conditioner – Hair Growth shampoo works by stimulating the metabolic activity of the hair bulb cells, and encouraging blood flow to the root, thus helping to stimulate growth. 

The conditioner is thick and creamy and k, works by nourishing the scalp to provide the perfect base from which healthy hair can grow.

Both the shampoo and conditioner contain apple and lemon extracts with green tea.

Hair growth treatment – This a lovely thick creamy product in a round tub, it has a look and feel of creamy yoghurt. 

This treatment  fertilises the hair follicles whilst going deep down into the cortex to condition and strengthen from within. It provides moisturise to the the scalp and soothes irritations. 

This product is best used in between shampoo and conditioning or even with conditioner. 

A good trick I have found to increase hair thickness as well as length is to apply a small amount after conditioning, when hair is still wet but not dripping and leave to dry  in the hair. I find this makes my hair feel much thicker than normal and also more manageable.

And the results, after about six weeks of use! Judge for yourselves. 


Something in the products is definitely without a doubt doing some sort of magic on my hair. I have not used any other hair wash products other than the Lee Stafford. 


These products probably cost more than regular everyday hair wash products but they are not overly expensive and they certainly work. Boots currently have a 3 for 2 offer for the Lee Stafford hair growth range which I will be taking advantage of because I need some more. 

Beauty treats for me: Creightons Argan smooth 

Published April 6, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Today it’s all about the hair and hair care. The brand is Creightons who own a good selection of popular high street beauty products. One of their latest ranges is the Argan smooth.


Argan oil has become a very well known miracle ingredient in health and beauty and especially so in hair care products. The antioxidants contained in Argan oil can help work wonders on all hair types, adding shine and nourishment to even the driest of locks.

I have tried out five of the new Argan smooth range. The shampoo, conditioner, heat defence spray deep conditioning masque and thd miracle hair oil.


I love the shiny blue/silver packaging which glimmers with light. I think it’s worthwhile having a few of these products together as they can all be used one after another, starting with the shampoo, conditioner, deep masque, heat defence spray and finishing a style with the miracle oil. It’s like a complete twice weekly hair care routine, I do only wash my hair twice a week as it requires heat styling due to a natural wave/curl and a bit of frizziness due to colouring so the less heat on it, the better.

Using products has made my locks more manageable and the best thing overall is the price of the products – mega cheap. All costing between £1.99-£2.99 each. All of these products together comes to less than £15.00 which is really surprising compared to other brands. 

These products have recently been introduced into supermarkets too, as well as being available to buy online on the Creightons website. 

And my hair after using these products for two weeeks. 

Beauty treats for me: Marula 

Published April 5, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Today’s selection of pamper treats come from Marula UK. Marula is not just the company name but also the main ingredient contained in all their products – Marula oil. Marula oil comes from the Marula fruit which is grown in Africa and harvested mainly by African women. The nuts get hand cracked and the purest kernels cold pressed to release the Marula “natural” oils.

Marula oil is known to contain many antioxidants and omega acids. The benefits include hydration, rejuvenation, and anti aging. As well as a daily facial treatment the Marula oil can even be used as a make up primer, and help with distressed skin and sunburn.


This is the Pure Marula facial oil. There are other facial and skin products available including the lotions and a cleanser but this is the pure oil. It can be used alone or mixed with usual moisturizers of face creams. 

The bottle itself is really appealing, dark and mysterious and leaves one wondering what’s inside. It’s a glass bottle with a pippette dropper applicator and just the sort of product you would expect to find in a high end store.

I tend to use the oil, with or after applying moisturizer. It seems good stuff so far, smooths on nicely and is non greasy. It does cost £37.50 but only a tiny amount is required due to it being an oil type product. 

As well as skin products, Marula oil is also used in hair products just like this one. 

As well as containing marula oil the deep moisture hair mask also contains keratin, wheat protein and pro vitamin b5 all which help to condition, smooth, moisturise and lock in colour. 

It’s a lovely product to use after the regular shampoo and condition. It helps to make my hair less dry and frizzy. After rinsing it off I will apply a tiny bit more to my hair and leave this on to dry. My hair certainly feels more manageable after using this product. 

The deep hair conditioning mask costs £24.00. I can’t be sure how many uses I’ll get from this one product and although good I do feel it is fairly pricey. 

See more at Marula UK

Vosene kids: New troll-tactic makeover 

Published November 24, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Vosene kids products, which my girls use a lot have been going through a rather exciting makeover to tie in with the launch of the new Dreamworks Trolls movie. From now until February 2017, all kids products will feature the troll characters on the bottles.

This now makes them even more appealing to children. The products inside stay pretty much the same, with a selection of combination shampoos both 2 in 1 and 3 in 1, both of which contain head lice defence products to keep the bugs away. Then why my girls are finished washing they can use the conditioning defence spray for extra protection and detangling there long curly hair.

The new Trolls products are limited edition and on the back of each is a unique scratch off code . This code can be typed into the website (as per instructions on the product) and there is a chance to win one of 40000 mini troll dolls. And guess what? Yes we won one so now Izebella will be excited as Trolls seem to be her latest craze.

 Buy Vosene kids troll products from supermarkets, boots, Superdrug and other similar stores.

Back to school with Hedrin

Published September 28, 2016 by Bizzimummy

My children have now been back at school for about three weeks and unfortunately for my girls, the dreaded lice quickly returned. Head lice seem to be a continuous problem at my girls school with the majority of weekly newsletters asking us to check our children’s hair.

Headlice are a pain and especially so when they have to be combed out of long curly hair. It can be time consuming and really frustrating when they make a return a few weeks later. 

We are very familiar with the Hedrin brand of products. I have used a fair few and have been sent one of their new products which is the Hedrin once liquid gel.


This liquid gel is a really fast treatment and can kill both eggs and lice in 15 minutes. The “once” in the title indicates that hair only needs one treatment rather than two with this.

I had to apply it to dry hair on my girls, so it’s a good idea to apply before bathing. The bottle recommends leaving on for at least 15 minutes but anything up to an hour is fine. Thicker and longer hair will need leaving longer. Once the treatment time is up, shampoo is applied to the hair without wetting and then wash out. 

The gel has no odour and is not too runny. It washes out easily and our hair was not greasy the next morning. I was quite impressed that the one treatment did what is was meant to and kill the lice. I combed out a fair few from my girls heads.

Hedrin has a 3 stage phase to treating headlice. – “Detection, Treatment, Protection” Detection involves spotting signs such as itching and using a special lice comb to detect them. Treatment is as above and applying one of many products to kill the lice, then removing them with the comb. Protection involves using products to try and stop the lice from returning. Hedrin sell products for all 3 phases.

To protect from lice I use the Hedrin protect and go. Not only does this stuff help prevent live returning , it also acts as a hair detangler and leaves the hair looking healthy. It actually comes with a pretty pleasant smell too unlike that familiar tea tree scent.

I think it’s okay to use the protect and go daily and in the morning before school as that’s where they seem to pick them up.

I have used many different brands of head lice treatment but I do find Hedrin the best one. Hedrin products are available in many shops and stores. Most chemists and supermarkets sell Hedrin products along with boots, Superdrug and Amazon. The majority of Hedrin products cost between £6 – £12 and each product provides a few treatments. 

I am hoping the lice stay away for a few weeks at least now.

There is some useful information on products and headlice on the Hedrin website. 

Father’s Day gifts

Published June 17, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Father’s Day is just 2 days away and if your a last minute kind of person and have no idea what to buy for Dad, then take a look at these simple yet impressive gifts below. 

Yardley London – All men appreciate aftershave as a gift, some can’t get enough of it and it’s an easy choice as no one likes smelling bad. 

Yardley London’s men’s fragrance collection is bound to please with scents to suit the sophisticated dad, the urbanite dad, the mod dad and the dapper dad. Whether you’re buying for your own father, your children’s daddy, or the father figure in your life this Father’s Day, Yardley London has a men’s fragrance with his name on it. 


This is just one of the many Yardley London men’s fragrances available. Citrus wood smells exactly like it sounds – very woody with citrus tones. It costs £19.99 per 50ml bottle. 
For a dad who loves styling his hair, MR Jamie Stevens has a great range of men’s styling products. This includes beard oils as well as pastes and gels such as this one here. 


The gel costs £10.00 and the majority of the products also cost £10.00. 

It’s quite a sticky gel product which holds styles in place and smells quite pleasant too. 

So don’t forget to treat Dad this Sunday – June 19th.

My Pure: #June: Evolve & Ecotools

Published June 8, 2016 by Bizzimummy

This month’s two products from My Pure are from brands Evolve and Ecotools. 



                     Evolve

My first product is very much focused on hair and is just the thing I needed for the recent very hot weather we have been having. 


This product looks like something straight out of a chemistry lab but it’s actually the Evolve nourishing hair elixir.

I have used some other products from the Evolve brand previously, their packaging is fairly basic yet mysterious. Brown pots and bottles with white labels, similar to a chemists. It sort of makes me want to open them even more just to see what’s inside. 

And inside this bottle is a good quality weightless hair serum which combines three key ingredients to help moisturise and protect the hair. Moroccan Organic Argan oil, mixed with Organic Baobab oil and Tahitian Monoi is a winning formula for controlling frizz and taming fly-away hair. Rich in anti-oxidants, it protects hair from environmental damages and helps regain lost moisture.More information about the 3 ingredients can be found on the product page


The product comes in a glass bottle with a dropper applicator. The serum is colourless and I use a few drops of this maybe 3 times a week or whenever my hair is feeling a little dry or frizzy. I always use after washing and straightening too. 

It does add softness back to my hair, it is not at all greasy when on and smells quite pleasant too. I also use a small amount on my 8 year old daughters hair too as her hair is extremely curly and thick, this product helps towards making it smoother and more manageable.

Being from My Pure does of course mean that it’s made from 100% natural ingredients. 

The price is £16.00 for a 30ml bottle which is fairly small. The dropper helps to control the amount used so I don’t end up pouring too much out. A little bit seems to go a long way with this product. 

                       Ecotools 

” 

ecoTOOLS is a brand from Paris Presents Incorporated launched in 2008 as a leader in eco-conscious beauty products. Helping women look beautiful and live beautifully is what ecoTOOLS is all about. For the full ecoTOOLS story please refer to their website: https://www.ecotools.com/our-story#our-story”

Make up brushes are not something I buy often or have many of so I was really happy to get this set. 

It is a 6 piece set which includes 5 make up brushes and a hemp and cotton case to store them all in. The brushes include Blush Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Angled Eyeliner Brush, Concealer Brush and a  Lash & Brow Groomer. 

If you are confused on which brush is used for what, then there is lots of useful information online for this. There is also a little card which comes with the brushes giving a brief description for each one.

The brushes are lightweight and seem to be strong and sturdy which I need as my girls tend to play with my make up and accessories. The brushes are all really soft and each one with a bamboo handle. The blush brush is just lovely and evenly spreads blusher across the cheeks.

This included case is a nice added bonus. It means the brushes can all be kept together and lots of room left to keep any I already own. 

Not a bad price at all for just £14.99. To buy each brush on its own would probably cost a lot more. 

All the brushes and the case are again all made from natural materials. 

My pure website

Vosene kids, new products 

Published April 20, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Vosene Kids  is expanding its product range with the launch of some new and rather fruity hair care products.

These products are not in the shops just yet, so it’s a bit of a special privelage to test them out before anyone else.


There is the Caring Coconut & Mango Hair and Body Wash which is just burstibg with exotic paradise essence, perfect for helping parents to gently nourish their kiddies’ delicate skin. In addition, the Fruity Goodness range welcomes two new products, Pink Pomelo & Vitamin C 2 in 1 Shampoo and Pink Pomelo & Vitamin C Hair & Body Wash bursting with citrus zest and a spritz of Vitamin C, helping to keep your little ones’ hair fresh and energised. 

If you don’t know what a pink pomelo is, which my kids did not; then it’s a fruit similar to a grapefruit and the scents from these products are similar to a grapefruit scent too which is just lovely.

Being fruity I would say that the products are probably aimed more towards girls and perhaps the younger boys. Ryan is more into his “real men” products and fragrances now (almost a teenager). My two girls are always so happy with new bath products and loved the new Vosene range. The scents are great. We found the 2 in 1 shampoo really works as a double product this time (unlike others) it has more of a look a texture that a conditioner does and so reduces the need for additional or extra conditioning even on long or thicker hair.

The hair and body washes seem good for children with shorter or finer hair (young boys included) and saves the need for an additional shampoo bottle.

I am sure these new products will be in stores very soon and you can always visit the Vosene kids website for more product ranges.

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