Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Professional Beauty 2015

image source professional beauty website

Professional beauty event excel london 2015

HI guys and girls Today i wanted to share with you my experience this is a kind of a personal post as well as it been a post to inform you what happens at the event etc what I experienced.
February 23rd 2015 I attended professional beauty excel london which was my first time.

First of all i had tickets in the post which was visitor tickets and behind them was my neighbours tickets which I popped down to hers for her as they was meant to arrive in her letterbox and ended up in my pack in my letter box which was brilliant because i suffer panic moments travelling through london etc and i only knew her from the school run it gave us a chance to get to know each other and travel up together.

Anyway because I do my blog here I upgraded my Tickets to the press tickets.
which are basically the same as visitors tickets apart from been able to sit in the press office to make notes etc like things at the event and so on not much difference really to any other ticket.

Anyway the journey up wasn't to bad I travelled up with my neighbour who showed me the way,
after getting one bus, one train, one tube and one dlr we was finally at the event, she had to meet her colleagues so I went on in to explore….

First impressions…

Oh my its so big where do i start there is so many stalls to look at so many brands so many products every shopaholic's dream, I was not so much there to shop though more to get some knowledge what other brands are out there, what upcoming products are there are.
If i had more time i would of probley ended up with no money in my account because there was so many lovely things to buy Also was tempted with a spray tan which was free when you spend ten pounds also included in that was a free bikini although I did not have time to strip off and get a tan.
Maybe next time if I will be able to fit in a lovely spray tan.

I managed to talk to a few brands and have a look what's on the market and what's to come from moisturisers to body scrubs, lashes,make-up teeth whitening tanning and much much more.

Press Office 

I was so overwhelmed by it all i went for a tea break at the press office 
I put my feet up and my bags down and enjoyed my sweet cup of tea,
whilst jotting down notes and replying to emails on my phone.

In the press office its literary right in between the stalls 
so you can still sit in there whilst jotting notes.
which is nice in the sense of seeing everyone happy and shopping.
It is for sure a really nice vibe it was a nice experience for me.

Then continued to have a wander around the event and came across a photographer See Li.
Who was very welcoming and friendly and took a couple of photos of me you can see those photos here if you would like as well as other photos he took at the event.

See Li is a friendly photographer who made time for me and was very welcoming.
it was a great pleasure to meet him and see his great work his photography is fab and i love his photography he is a very bright talented man.

After speaking to see li i had a wander again omg this place is so big i aint even joking even i kept getting lost and couldn't find my way back to press area so just kept on walking around to explore and look at all the great beauty products then i come across a very busy part.

photo source
I then saw Amy child's on her stall I tried to get a quick 2 Min chat with Her to see if there was any upcoming products i could talk to you about etc but she was busy, she was only be able to talk to people who was buying her products there.

so i am afraid i am not sure if she has any upcoming products or not for some of you who was asking who knew I was going to the event I am ever so sorry I couldn't find out.
I try keep my eyes peeled and if i do see a new upcoming one of amys
those that asked me I will email you if i come across any upcoming products.

Anyway I continued walking and came across loads more including some very bright,
funky coloured sunbeds which caught my eye I adore these they remind me of nightclubs,
with the bright beautiful colours that stand out a mile, seeing these made me smile.
I haven't used a sunbed before but I like the look of these compared to the normal ones.

                   Anyway Having to leave some bits out of this post as its already longer than it should be.
                   keeping in the bits that really had an impact on my day things i really liked etc.
Not to be missed !!

Oh my so excited to share with you one in particular thing I almost fainted when i saw what it could do if i told you and didn't have pics to prove it I am sure you would not believe me my hubby did not even believe me when I told him over phone when i was at the event.

if you like getting your nails done this is something you will want to use on yourself or even invest in one for your home or salon etc I aint even joking this part comes with a warning.

please make sure you're sitting down to see this !!

Nail art pro is a printer machine that can put any design onto your nails.
ready made designs, photographs, drawings you name it if you want it on your nails the nail art pro printer can do it, at the event they showed me the machine and because the machine has its very own camera I was able to take a selfie and have it put onto a false nail.

See pictures below

To find out more about this product and brand please have a look at the artpro website
let me know what you think of the printer and what designs you would print if you owned the machine, I would have my daughters drawings on my nails if it was me.

Coffee for skin?

I also want to talk to you about an amazing coffee scrub that i tried whilst at the event.
you all know i adore coffee but this is not edible you can not eat or drink it.
But you can use it on skin which the lovely people at grounded scrub
let me try some it left my hands so soft to find out more feel free to check out their website
Also give them a like/add on Facebook and let them know I sent you over.
they are very wonderful people and very helpful with any questions I had about the scrub.

All good things come to an end.

So that was pretty much my day i had to cut so much out of this post because #pbbeauty is a large event.
There was so much to look at even though I pretty much stayed all day I still didn't have time to see everything it is so big and does get busy early in the day so had a few breaks at press office.
I didn't manage to get many photos but hope the stuff I have included is helpful.
There was also little shows on the stages which i walked past and had a quick look.
I highly recommend going to professional beauty its a great experience.

There was so many lovely brands that attended fitting them all onto this post we would be here all year quite literally so apologies again if there is not much in this post for you.
but over the next few months gonna try find some more products to show you.

Small list of Some of the brands at the event.

I will try review a product I got at the event.
what could it be? your have to wait to find out.
Clue is Blue.

Thats all for now Maybe see you soon at professional beauty next year?
If i go next year and you see me come say hello don't be shy.

Speak to you all very soon

Thank you for reading my experience at the event.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Vita coco kids drinks

Hey girls and guys I am back with a small review on vita coco.
I hope you enjoy reading I know its an small review but know a few of you have been asking for me to find kids drinks other then some of the ones you already know about.

so thought id share with you today about the brand and drinks incase any of you haven't heard of them also you don't have to have kids to drink these they suitable for adults too.

Vita drinks make great tasting healthy juices 
that most kids love and enjoy.
The juices are not made with just any old water
 the water used is coconut water.
Coconut water is healthy and tastes great.
(free from preservatives and colourings)

The two flavours we got from vita coco.

  • Apple and blackcurrant
  • Mango and pineapple

Both of these are mixed with coconut water. 
Today Chloe as agreed to be my second tester of the drinks as a child herself thought I would ask her and what she thinks after all she is a child who does indeed speak her mind.

Apple And Blackcurrant 

First of all Chloe tried the blackcurrant flavour which is apple and blackcurrant which is mixed with coconut water. After taking a big sip Chloe firsts words were I like it !
she says its very delicious and I asked her if it was better than normal black currant and she nodded her head and said yes mummy it is scrumptious.

Mango And Pineapple

Now for Chloe to try the mango one, Well I am pretty shocked for Chloe who is 5 to say she likes this one too was pretty shocking because Chloe normally only drinks blackcurrant,orange or summer fruits, so she was pretty impressed by the mango one.
Chloe said she would love drink vita coco everyday
 with lunch and dinner.

Now time for me to try the drinks and see what I think.

Blackcurrant And Apple

What I think of the black current one well with being a fussy 24 year old I dont normally like blackcurrant drinks i am more of a strawberry person but I can say this black current is not to bad I think the balance of flavours is pretty spot on not to much apple and not to much blackcurrant

Also think the coconut water just adds that extra special touch to the flavour helping to give it a great taste i would for sure buy the blackcurrant flavour one again as it went down a treat and was very refreshing and tasted great.

Mango And Pineapple

what I think of the mango one I am sorry but its not for me whatsoever the flavours are not for me. the pineapple for me is too overpowering and does not go to well with the mango,the coconut water with these too flavours just didn't seem right.
Thats just my opinion though we all like different things.
it left a dry taste in my mouth,I would not drink the mango one again.

Overall verdict

Overall I am Impressed that my daughter enjoyed both flavours.
I was more so impressed that she liked the mango one as normally she does not like fruits etc and is fussy like me i am impressed that the drinks tasted so nice to her that she said she could and would drink these every day.

I am pleased I liked the blackcurrant as I am not normally one for black currant drinks I have not really ever liked them.
I loved the flavour of this one and how refreshing it was for me and made my feel hydrated and the flavours all worked well.

I was not happy with the taste of the mango and pineapple.
 For me the flavours didn't work and didn't seem like they should be together,I think its something as simple as the balance aint right or it might need something to break up the taste it left my mouth feeling dry and made me more thirsty.

Questions and answers

Where can I buy vita coco drinks?

You can buy Vita Coco Kids at AMAZON
 Wait-rose, Sainsburys, Tesco, Ocaco,
 Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods, 
Planet Organic, 

Thank you for reading 

my review on vita coco 


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Show liss pro curler

Hey girls and guys today I am going to review the showliss pro curler,which is a great product for those of you who like to curl your hair, I dont know about you but I never have patience to curl my hair not only does it take hours because my hair is thick and I have so much hair even hairdressers dont bother styling my hair properly because of the time involved.

So I was excited to try this product which I got from Amazon was sent to me and arrived quicker than expected too, it only costs around £69 first thing first as soon as I took it out the box I was so excited I almost dropped it on the floor, anyway hubby was like oh what is it I am like a curler so he plugged it in for me, do have a phobia of plugging in new items incase they go bang I know I am weird but hey I wouldn't be me if I wasnt..

Anyway hubby plugged in the show liss curler and got a piece of my hair clamped it on the device my hair went in we waited for the beeps, opened the device there it was a perfect curl with no burnt fingers.

Hubby and myself was pretty impressed how this device works and I am sure I have no excuse now to try wear a few curls in my hair now and then after all its good to try different looks.

Anyway I am trying keep this review short and sweet.

I really think this product is idea for those who also struggle with curling hair which the bod standard curling tongs which can be great at curling, but also can be a pain when it comes to burnt fingers I struggle myself with curling tongs.

These ones are different though I found them easy to use,
Hubby did too he spent 30 minutes curling my hair with no issues
He is pretty impressed with how well he curled my hair with the showliss pro curl check out pictures, let me know what you think.

What I love about showliss pro curler?

It is easy to use clamp a thin piece of hair, let it take the hair , wait for the beeps let go and there you have perfect curl then you repeat this until you have the desired amount of curls in your hair.
You can either rock a few curls here and there, or rock a full head of curls like I have chosen to do.

either way you will feel proud of your curls that did not take hours to do prob took me 35 Min's maximum  as I have thick hair and lots off it hair I ain't even joking.

What I do not like about showliss curler?

There is not many dislikes about this product other than 
one of the buttons was a bit stiff, to press meaning sometimes you cant use one button but still works fine.

Also there no way of knowing what to do if hair happened to get tangled inside my hair was fine though and didn't tangle.

Overall verdict 

Overall I am pretty impressed With the pro curler by show liss, 
I love the fact its much cheaper then other curlers of the same kind,But is still very well made.

I also love the fact no more burnt fingers with its nifty design of curling the hair for you at ease without the need of you to worry about curling it right for the right amount of time.

I am abit concerned what would happened if your hair got caught inside and how you would get it out,because if not used correctly  if you use it on knotty hair you face the risk of it tangling up inside the device maybe one of you know answer to that one.

Overall thou I am pleased with my new device and am pleased to be able to share with you my thoughts on the product, i have been sceptical on this for a while after hearing mixed views on the babyliss one.

Anyway thanks for reading


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Toxic Fox Mothers day Gift guide

Hey girls and guys, mothers day will be here soon.
Toxic fox have asked me to do my wish list gift guide for you.
So in this post your see items I would love for my self as a mum.
Gifts that i think will also be great for other mums.

So we all know how special mums are
mums,step-mums-foster mums.
Even people we look up to like mums.

Before we start some of our mums may no longer be with us.
So would like to take this time out and send you a hug.
To tell you I am thinking of you at this time.

If your mum is no longer with I am sorry to hear this.
But do feel free to look through this post incase,

There might be gifts,you would like to buy for yourself or even a friend who is a mum or someone you look up to like a mum.

Here's a sassy 10% voucher code 
to use on our Mother's Day collection 

your discount code is TFMother

Can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until the 15th of March so plenty of time to pick up that perfect mother's day gift

"There is also a competition to win a £50 Toxicfox gift voucher. 
So keep reading to find out what toxic fox have to offer and how you can enter the competition"

Here is my picks Top 8 Mothers day gifts from toxic fox

for the mums who like to pamper and relax.
I like the idea of this gift and think been able to relax and enjoy great relaxation is a must.
(please take great care when handling the stones as they may be hot)

For the mum who is famously the best mum.
is your mum the best is she there for you when you need her?
This is a great gift for great mums the gift that can be put on the wall and shown in pride.

For the mum who loves sweet treats.
Does your mum love sweets?
does you mum insist you share your sweets with her?
Even if your mum is sweet enough this gift is perfect,
gift can be kept for ones self or shared with your loved ones.

for the mums who know everything well almost every thing.
these fortune cupcakes are a great gift for mums who love fortune telling.
even for mums who just love anything cupcake i am sure she will enjoy this unique gift.

For the green fingered mum.
 doe you mum talk to flowers? does she love flowers?
this gift is perfect for mums who love pretty flowers.
grow your own orchids in your own home.

The lip flask £9.99

For the mums who like unique gifts.
Does your mum like a great cocktail?
Is he one for unique drinking gifts?
This lipstick flask will be a great gift.
It certainly will be a great talking point of a party

Nail varnish crackers £8.99

For the mum who loves pulling a cracker?
Who says crackers was only for christmas.
These crackers contain wonderful nail polishes.
May it be your out on the pull, or out for lunch with friends.
The contents of these crackers will be sure to get your nails feeling pretty.

Perfect for those who like to relax in a bath that smells of goodness.
if you love nice scented baths that make you say o la la.
This gift set is perfect for you.
(please read the ingredients if you have any skin allergies)

Thank you for reading my mothers day gift guide.

please continue reading if you would like to enter a competition.
The competition is run by toxic fox and not by me.
please see toxic fox website for terms and conditions. 

Fancy winning a Toxic Fox Gift Voucher?

Start date: 18th Feb
End date: 1st March
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