Teeth Whitening With Smileo

We all dream of the perfect Hollywood smile don’t we?….. but many of us also love our daily coffee and a glass of red! This is the never ending battle that I have always faced. I have always been very fortunate to have naturally straight teeth and have used many home whitening products in my time, but I have always been conscious of the damage that peroxide based whitening products can cause, especially since I experienced a burnt gum incident a few years ago. This is why when Smileo told me about their safe, natural and easy to use products, I couldn’t wait to give them a try.

I was kindly sent the Smileo teeth whitening kit and the 3D Whitening strips to try. Having whitened my teeth at home for years, I was no stranger to either type of product, but what made Smileo products stand out for me is that Smileo’s tooth whitening products are vegan friendly, cruelty free as well as painless, 100% natural and peroxide free. Sounds pretty impressive right? Here’s how I got on.

Smileo Teeth Whitening Kit

This nifty little box of goodies promises to make teeth up to 8 shades whiter in only 7 days. The box contains 3 gel syringes, a mouth tray, UV light including battery (nice touch Smileo) and a colour card so that you can track your progress. I found the kit simple to use and loved that such great results can be achieved with only ten minutes use per day. I found the mouth tray pretty comfortable and it held against my teeth well and best of all I experienced NO sensitivity at all. The UV light is great quality and much stronger in brightness than others I have used in the past. I think this kit would be perfect for the time conscious, it’s compact and speedy with fantastic results. Smileo also offer a refill kit of syringes so that you can keep your white smile looking perfect without having to re purchase the accompanying products.

3D Whitening Strips

From the moment I used these strips I loved them. I have slightly wonky bottom teeth and have struggled to get whitening strips to stick to my lower teeth in the past. The shape of the lower strip is cleverly thought out and shaped for the perfect fit. The soft, thin strips are almost invisible on your teeth and are made from coconut shell! The strips are worn for around 30 minutes, although I did sometimes forget I had them on and left them for longer. I found the strips really comfortable, they have no nasty tastes and loved that I could still talk with them on my teeth. I saw instant results after using them and again experienced absolutely no sensitivity.

Overview

Since the using Smileo products, I feel so much more confident with my smile in photos and real life. I have already had compliments about my white teeth which is always a great confidence booster. I recommend Smileo to those who are looking to reverse years of stains on their teeth, without spending a fortune on doing it professionally. It’s a quick, and effective method at a fraction of the price it would be at the dentist. I love that Smileo products contain no nasties and I can truly see and feel the difference between using chemical based products in the past and natural products from Smileo now. My teeth feel strong, look great and have left me with a Hollywood white smile with ZERO sensitivity. As you can see my before and after results took my shade from around a 4-5 right up to a 1 in just 7 days! If you want to try it for youself just enter the code CHYNNA10 at the checkout for 10% off. click here to order yours.

This post features gifted products however all words, images and opinions are my own.

An Evening with Paige Bloss Hair

For me, nothing feels like more of a treat than getting my hair done. As a busy mum of three I don’t get to spend as much time in a salon chair as I would like, this is why when I was invited along for a pamper with the lovely Paige, I jumped at the opportunity. We met Paige at the gorgeous and stylish Legally Blonde salon in the heart of Salisbury. The salon space is beautiful and well decorated and although we arrived rain soaked and freezing, we were greeted with a salon of friendly faces and a little glass of Bubbles…. perfect.

A glass of bubbles on arrival.

As I sat down for my consultation, Paige asked me about my hair care routine and how I normally style my hair, we chatted about the best plan of action and headed over to the calm and tranquil wash area. Paige told me all about the products she would be using to wash and treat my hair and the reasons why. I found this really interesting and it was clear that Paige knew the perfect formula for my tired and rain frizzed hair. The salon offer an abundant range of shampoo, conditioner and styling products so there really is something to suit everyone. There is nothing I love more than a great salon hair wash and Paige did not disappoint.

The salon styling is elegant and beautiful

As I sat back down and Paige reached for the styling products I explained that my fine hair seems to always get oily when I use styling products. Myself and Paige had a chat about what kind of products I should be using based on my hair type and she recommended and used some great ones from some luxurious brands such as GHD and Fudge. The following morning my hair was still lovely and shiny and I didn’t have to reach for the dry shampoo!

After my blow dry Paige gave my already wavy hair a little helping hand and put some gorgeous bouncy curls in, my hair felt healthy and full of bounce and the whole process had felt like a real treat. I walked away feeling relaxed and a lot more in the know about my hairs needs, this was down to Paige’s knowledgeable and friendly advice.

Overall I had the most lovely evening, Paige surprised us with a gorgeous goodie bag after our treatments. I left feeling thoroughly spoilt, relaxed and happy. I highly recommend anyone local to Salisbury giving Paige a visit, not only are her services affordable but her friendly and smiley persona will have you visiting again and again. Paige has an extensive knowledge and evident passion for her work. I recommend checking out some of her work on her Instagram account.

Paige has kindly given me a discount code offering a fantastic £10 off her services if you quote HAIRGOALS10 when booking via Instagram DM or calling Legally Blonde and asking for Paige…. share the love with your friends and family.

Chynna xxx

This post contains gifted items and services however all words, opinions and photos are my own.

My experience with permanent Makeup

My experience with permanent Makeup

Let me start by saying the 90’s over plucking trend hit me HARD. Unfortunately my brows never fully recovered from that era and I am in total awe of anyone who came out of the 90’s with anything other than three wispy hairs that they called eyebrows. I had discovered microblading about three years ago. I had visited a woman in my old home town who came recommended however the experience wasn’t the best and I was never 100 percent happy with it at the time. Now that we had relocated I sought out looking for someone in the local area who could give me the brows I had been dreaming of for so many years. This is when I found Alex at Bournemouth Permanent make up.

Example of my thin and patchy eyebrows

Originally I was looking to have my eyebrows Microbladed but when I saw the services Alex offered I was intrigued by the eyeliner too. I have now had both done and I love that I don’t have to wear much makeup and find it has saved me so much time in my makeup routine. I thought I would write this post to answer any questions surrounding Semi permanent make up and to give details of my personal experience and why I chose to have it.

Bournemouth Permanent Makeup treatment room.
The Lovely Alex of Bournemouth Permanent makeup.

Eyebrows

Although I had had it done before, I was still feeling a bit nervous about my journey. Any nerves I had were quickly dissipated, Alex made me feel totally at ease and I found that chatting to her both before and during the treatment helped to take my mind off of any potential fears. Alex’s treatment room is a calm and tranquil space overlooking the rolling hills, the perfect retreat for a bit of TLC. As with any treatment, the more relaxed you are, the more comfortable it will feel. We began by discussing my 90’s brows, Alex asked what shape, thickness and shade I thought would work but ultimately what you expect isn’t always what would suit you, I put my trust in Alex knowledge and had done my research into her previous work. She measured and mapped out where my brows should begin and end, then drew them on in lots of detail so that I could see exactly what the finished product would look like. Now I may be easily impressed but even drawn on they looked a million times better!

I found both treatments very comfortable, Alex uses top quality numbing creams and once these had kicked in I could really relax into the procedure. I had my Eyebrows done on my first visit. When I sat up I could not believe the difference. They were better than I could have ever imagined. It has made an amazing difference to the framing of my face and my confidence. I love wearing minimal makeup at the weekends when we are out walking and having my eyebrows done has given me that extra confidence when going makeup free. I find that when I am wearing makeup, the time that I am saving by not having to faff around drawing my own brows on has been so helpful. I used to dread drawing my eyebrows on and could never get them quite right while still looking natural. The hair strokes in the microblading make them look natural while the darkness of the shading I had done really makes them look defined.

Eyeliner

Now… I have never been one to wear a lot of eyeliner, it is not a part of my daily makeup routine, however I have always worn upper eyeliner when going out of an evening or weekend. When Alex discussed eyeliner with me I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this can not only be used to create the thicker line of eyeliner that we have all tried oh so hard to perfect, but it is also the perfect way to give your lashes a natural looking enhancement. We decided to go for a thin liner and an enhancement of the lash line. The procedure itself did hurt slightly more than the eyebrows however eyeliner is faster than brows so the little discomfort did not last long, I actually found it more of a strange sensation than painful. On my initial appointment Alex had concentrated on the lash line, this looked great, it was very subtle but really made my eyes pop. By the time it was time for my top up I had got used to my new eyeliner and fancied going ever so slightly thicker. Once again the appointment was super speedy and when Alex showed me the end result I was amazed! For someone who rarely wears eyeliner I now can’t imagine being without it, the difference that a small line of eyeliner can make is amazing. As you can see in the photos this gives a really subtle but effective look. I am so pleased with how my liner looks, even when I have my lashes on the eyeliner just helps to give my eyes a pop.

Overall my experience with Bournemouth Permanent Makeup has been amazing. Alex is a true professional and is clearly passionate about what she does. Her advice was faultless and I am thrilled with my new and low maintenance look. The Bournemouth Permanent makeup website is full of useful information, offers and testimonials of Alex’s fantastic work so keep your eye out for some great deals. Alex is currently looking for models and offering a huge discount on her services, so if you are interested please click here to register your details. For a look at Alex’s extensive range of before and after photos, check out Bournemouth permanent makeup Instagram and Facebook page.

Chynna x

Although my treatments with Bournemouth Permanent makeup were offered on a complimentary basis, all words and opinions are my own.