Giving The Gift Of A Moment: Collaboration with Own A Moment* INCLUDES DISCOUNT CODE!

IMG_6414Hello, hello, hello!

Love is in the air and the big v-day is coming up pretty soon. In celebration, I’m bringing you 5 v-day themed posts in the next 5 days at 5pm, starting with this one!

I always struggle with what to get my partner for this day as we agree not to get each other gifts that are too lavish, but, after 6 years, my ideas for small and thoughtful gifts are running out!

*Step forward Own A Moment*

Own A Moment give a gift like non-other; the gift of an actual moment. I recently discovered this company through twitter, and they agreed to send me their product in exchange for review! So, here goes..

Own a Moment give a gift that is better than being timeless, it’s the gift of time itself. Through this company, you can pay to own an actual little snippet of time that is recorded in the Official Time Registry.

They pride themselves on this gift being 100% original, as well as being handmade in the UK by the lovely Martin, and they ensure 100% no duplicates. This means that once you buy someone a moment, it will be theirs forever! No one else can ever buy that moment as it is officially registered as yours, pretty special right?

I decided to use my moment to give the gift of a moment to Zack. I chose the moment (or near enough) that he actually asked me to be his girlfriend, as I thought that this would be such a special gift that he can treasure forever!

I am so so so happy with how this turned out! I had to present it to Zack a little early because of this blog post, but he loved it nonetheless, and he’d never heard of a gift like it before.

As well as getting it recorded in the Official Time Registry, you also get a certificate to present to the person whom you’re gifting it to. I chose to have mine framed in this simple white frame, and I think it looks really lovely! Other options include a digital download (so that you can print it yourself), printed without a frame, or printed with a silver metal frame, an antique oak frame or a dark walnut frame.

You can also add a photograph to the certificate which I thought was a really lovely touch! I chose a simple photo of us holding hands whilst celebrating our 6th anniversary this year.

As well as personalising the certificate with who you’re presenting it to, you can also add a little message of your own!


This would be the perfect, unique v-day gift, as well as being suitable for so many other occasions! Why not give the gift of a moment for a wedding gift, or to celebrate a new baby?

I think this gift is such a lovely way to present someone with a moment that you will treasure forever; I only wish I had heard about the company sooner!

Want 50% off your Valentine’s Day order? Use code ‘HEART’ at the checkout!


H x

*This product was sent in exchange for review. For more information, please see my disclaimer.


Bloggers Made Me Buy It: Take Two!

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So I actually wrote one of these posts almost a year ago now, and I feel like a follow up is in order! I loved writing the post, the post got good views, and I’ve got plenty of products that I’ve been influenced to try, so why not?!

Without furtherado, we’ve got a lot of products to get through, so let’s gooooo…

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

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I actually bought this set (Play It Cool) on Boxing Day through a blogger’s affiliate link. It had gone down to £10 in the sale, and for three liquid lipstick minis? That’s not bad! So, I thought why not and took the plunge. And OH. MY. GOD. This is the BEST liquid lipstick that I have ever tried.

I was a little worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype but, boy, was I wrong! If anything, I think they deserve more hype! I cannot believe that for just £10 (usually £20 which is good anyway!) I got three liquid lipstick minis that are all great colours, with the best formula that I have ever tried.

So, here’s your public service announcement that Stila is a CRUELTY FREE brand and their products are INCREDIBLE and their liquid lipstick is the BEST.

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Cruelty Free, Vegan Deodorant- Hit Or Miss? Collaboration with Ben&Anna*

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Today I have got a review that I know A LOT of people were interested in when I originally teased back in December, and it’s finally here!

So, for quite a bit of time now, I have been trying out this deodorant kindly sent to me by the brand (and real life couple) Ben & Anna*. And, I’ll be honest, I was a little worried about how this was going to go for two main reasons. 1- I don’t like roll on deodorants (I’m usually a spray kinda gal) and 2- I have heard so many bad things about other vegan deodorants in the past. But, it’s really difficult to find a cruelty free deodorant brand, and so I decided to give this a good go!

First thing’s first, it smells bloody lovely. The pink grapefruit scent smells so fruity and fresh, I actually couldn’t believe that it’s all from natural origins; it smells like sweets! The design is also super pretty and simple, I love it.


I also love that Ben and Anna are a real-life couple and that the images used in the branding of the product leaflets etc are of them, which gives the company a really authentic and genuine feel!

In terms of the actual deodorant itself, I have no complaints! If it’s cold, the stick can get a little dry, but this is easily remedied by warming in on the radiator for a few minutes! I also like to wet the edge of the stick for easier application!

It does take a little longer to dry than my usual deodorant, but I expected that given that it’s a roll-on! However, the natural ingredient of bicarbonate soda exceeds in keeping my pits dry, so all is good!


The smell is also great. I mean, if you’re running a marathon, you might need a little top up during the day. However, I’ve found that it succeeds in protecting me from stench in my general day-to-day!

The only downfall of this deodorant for me is the price. At £9.95, I do think it is a little pricey! However, given that this is still a relatively small business, and that this product is all natural and cruelty free, I would be willing to pay it. Plus, you get a lot of product in just one stick!


With 6 (gender-neutral) scents all together, ranging from vanilla orchid to nordic timber, there’s one to suit everyone! You can shop their products HERE, visit their site HERE and visit their instagram page HERE!

Would you give this deodorant a try? Let me know in the comments!


H x

*This product was sent in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. For more information, see my Disclaimer.


Blogmas 2017 Day 12: Cocktail Making With Friction Free Shaving!*


Hello, hello, hello!

If you follow me on social media, you will probably know that I recently spent the evening at the Alchemist in Birmingham with Friction Free Shaving, as well as some amazing bloggers. We had a lovely evening learning how to make cocktails, chatting and taking plenty of photos, so here’s a little rundown of the night, including a review of the goody bag given to us at the end!

The Venue

The setting was perfect for an intimate night. The small group of bloggers made the atmosphere really lovely, as you could chat to absolutely everyone, including the brand! The Alchemist was the perfect setting, and Caleb (our cocktail teacher for the evening) also made the experience very pleasant, even if many of us struggled to count to three when it comes to vodka- oops! Melissa and Amber (the FFS PR team) were so welcoming and friendly all night, and they were also open to giving pointers and answering any questions we had! It was really nice to go to such an intimate, personal event where everyone could get to know each other.

The Cocktails

Hmmmm… When Caleb made us cocktails, they were lovely. When I made them? Not so much! I didn’t actually realise how difficult cocktail making is, and I couldn’t imagine having to make so many of them in an evening- your hands get so cold! It was a really fun experience though, and everyone at the event had a little giggle!

My turn! Photos taken by the lovely Abbey!

Some of the cocktails changed colour, smoked, it was amazing- just like being in a real laboratory!

The Goody Bag

FFS were very generous in their goody bag indeed, as we each received a FFS gift box. These are currently on their website for £25, and would make the perfect Christmas gift! Inside we have a gorgeous, vegan razor (weighted for an easier shave) in either rose gold (Rose) or silver chrome (Silvia) as well as four blades, a blade cover and a little suction hook to hold your razor handle. Then we have three more products- two of which are brand new! The shave cream has been around for a while and has even won awards, and it smells absolutely beautiful! And the two new additions are the pre-shave scrub, and post-shave balm. This means that in one box you have eveeeerything you could possibly need for the perfect 3 step shaving process, and for only £25! All of these products are cruelty free, although the scrub and the balm are currently awaiting their official CF badge as they are BRAND NEW! This would be the perfect gift for someone else, or even for yourself, this Christmas.


I absolutely love the Rose razor from Friction Free Shaving, and have actually done a full review before which you can read HERE. However, I have not tried the shaving cream, scrub or balm, so I was very excited to give these a test!

I found that using all three products together left me feeling the smooooothest I ever have in my life.. like a dolphin! 🐬🐬🐬 I knew I would love the scrub, as love exfoliating, and I’ve always found that a good exfoliation pre-shaving makes my skin so much smoother and leads to less ingrowing hairs. The scent of this scrub is absolutely lovely, and it’s gentle enough to be used on your more delicate areas, such as under arms, whilst still exfoliating.


The shave cream was a dream (that rhymed, haha!). I have always wanted to use a shave cream, but due to my aloe vera allergy, I haven’t really found one that works. So, I often resort to conditioner, but this leaves me feeling greasy and not too great! This cream worked perfectly to add smoothness to my legs, as well as not leaving them feeling greasy, I am VERY impressed for sure!

And, last but not least in this three-step process, it’s the post shave balm! I. LOVE. THIS. PRODUCT. I hate moisturisers, there, I said it. I find them too heavy for my skin, and they never seem to fully absorb and leave me feeling sticky and icky. I was a little worried about this product for that exact reason, as although it is a lot thinner than your usual moisturiser, it seemed to apply in a similar manner. But, after around 30 seconds, I realised I had it completely wrong. This product soaked into my skin SO quickly, and didn’t leave that horrible sticky feeling at all! This is genuinely perfect for me, and now my legs smell amazing and are super smooth too! I’m not even joking, they were still smooth 24 hours later, I was amazed!


The only criticism I have for FFS is that they’re draining my bank balance, as I’m now for sure going to have to add the scrub, cream and balm to my subscription!

So there we have it! Thank you so much to FFS for inviting me to such a wonderful event, and for the lovely goody bag! If you’d like to get your very own FFS gift box, you can do HERE. You can also get 25% off of your first month’s subscription with code ‘J2FCO7’ or by clicking HERE!**


Thank you for reading!


H x

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Photo taken by Melissa Keen from FFS

*This post is in exchange for these products and this amazing event.

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Blogmas 2017 Day 3: My New Holy Grail: Essentialle Skin Care Review*

So, a few weeks ago I got a super exciting invite to an event in London to celebrate the launch of Essentialle skin care. Unfortunately, I had uni that day, and I definitely don’t live close enough to London to pop down for a spot of brekkie, so I had to decline. However, their lovely team were nice enough to send me some ‘samples’ instead! I say ‘samples’, because they actually sent me TWO full-sized products, which was very bloody generous of them indeed!

Anyway, contextual information covered, I’ll actually begin my review now…

The Brand

Essentialle were a brand that appealed to me from the get-go because of their company’s moral values. They are completely cruelty free, have a great purity about their products (using only natural and organic ingredients), and they also ship for free world wide, which is pretty incredible!
The Trial

So, like I said, I was sent two full-sized products to try. These were the ‘Revival Nectar’ nourishing face oil, and the ‘Remedy Multi-Active’ re-balancing face oil. Now, I’ll be honest, never in my life have I used a face oil. I have combination to dry skin, and using an oil has always seemed a little alien to me as I couldn’t understand how it would help my skin, rather than break me out. So Essentialle, you’ve definitely taken my face-oil virginity.

I decided to trial the ‘Revival Nectar’ which claims to have restorative qualities, for renewal of dry and lack-lustre skin. Like I said above, I have combination to dry skin, so this seemed like the best fit for me. Zack (my fiancé) trialled the ‘Remedy Multi-Active’ oil for me, as this claims to be for oily, problem skin. We’ve both been using these products daily after our normal skin care routines, in order to give them a fair test.

The Packaging

The products arrived in an adorable package (I’m a sucker for good packaging) and the first thing I noticed was that they were both in glass bottles. This really took me by surprise, I’m not sure why, but I actually really like this. As these products retail within the region of £62-£70, this packaging definitely added to the luxurious feel of a definite luxury skin care brand.

First Impressions

For the ‘Revival Nectar’, my first impressions were definitely the amazing smell of the product. It genuinely smells like the inside of a lush shop, and it gives me great enjoyment to slather it all over my face. I also liked taking the time to work and massage the product properly into my face. This is something that I am not used to doing, but I found it really relaxing and it was really nice to take a little time out of my daily routine just to focus on massaging my face. The product absorbed quickly, and Zack commented that my face smelt nice when I got into bed, WIN.

For the ‘Remedy Multi-Active‘ oil, Zack followed me in massaging it into his skin. He also dabbed it on his problem areas, as advised by the instructions on the bottle. We both remarked that it had a nice scent, although we did prefer the ‘Revival Nectar’ scent. Zack didn’t enjoy the feeling of the oil on his face at first, but it quickly absorbed and off to sleep we went.

The Morning After

Ok, this is going to sound ridiculous because it was way too early to judge at this point, but my skin actually looked incredible. I didn’t notice until I sat down to apply my makeup, but I was genuinely taken aback by my skin. It looked more glowy and healthy than I ever remember, and it actually resembled my skin before I had even begun to use make-up, the change was that different. Although the Remedy Nectar is not for problem skin as such, all of my break outs had also cleared up. I don’t know whether this was because of the product, or if this just happened to happen over night just as I had started using this product, but I was very impressed and I wondered how I had ever gotten by without it!

Zack had a completely different experience with the ‘Remedy Multi-Active’ however, and found that it had caused quite a few break outs. However, he admitted himself that we couldn’t judge the products after one application, and noted that sometimes products have to draw out impurities before they can actually improve your skin.

4 Week Review

So, now we get to right now. We have both been using these products daily for 4 weeks now, and here are our final thoughts.

I absolutely love the Remedy Nectar! I genuinely don’t know how I ever lived without it, it’s for sure my new holy grail that I shall be recommending to everyone. It makes my skin look so much clearer and brighter, I just love it!

Zack didn’t get on with the Remedy Multi-Active. However, his skin is used to quite harsh formulas as he uses alooooot of skin care products, so I think this product just isn’t right for him. But, I have been using small amounts of this and dabbing it on my problem areas. It seems to be working pretty well for me, so I can’t personally fault it!

So, there we have it! Quite a mixed review. Thanks so much to Essentialle for sending the products over for this review, I am officially a fan girl of your brand!

Have you ever heard of essentialle skin care? Which product would you like to try? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you tomorrow!


H x

*Products gifted in exchange for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.


Work hard? Work Smart! Brain Füd Review!* *INCLUDES DISCOUNT CODE*


I didn’t know what to call this post for a really long time. I wanted to be witty and original, but in all truth, I am just bloody shattered. Student life tends to get pretty intense around this time of year, and that, along with anxiety, has left me feeling worn out and drained. I’ve got work to do, but my brain simply cannot focus, and all I want to do is watch Call The Midwife.

Step forward Brain Füd.

Now, this was really funny actually. Brain Füd contacted me back in September about reviewing their products, and I was very excited! However, with everything that’s going on (as detailed above), I just completely forgot that I was supposed to be receiving these samples from them! They arrived when I was having a really bad day, and it made me feel like it was a sign! So yeah, they really lifted my spirits when they first arrived, now let’s get to the review…


Brain Füd claims to be ‘the smarter energy drink’. By this, it means that it’s like an energy drink, but without all the bad bits. The energy comes from a natural ingredient, Guarana, and everything else in the drink is a vitamin, mineral, fruit juice, or water. One bottle contains the equivalent caffeine to an Americano and there’s no artificial flavours or preservatives, and no sugar! PLUS, they’re suitable for vegans! Amazing.

The founder of Brain Füd, Philip, founded the company after struggling with chronic fatigue due to sickle cell. He wanted to create a natural boost, and a helping hand. How inspiring is that?! I’m definitely excited to see where this company goes in the future!

Brain Füd currently stock three flavours of their natural energy drink; Berry & Coconut, Citrus & Mint, and Pineapple & Ginger. They sent me all three to try in exchange for this review, which was absolutely lovely of them! Before I even tried them, I had to note that I loveeeee the design and artwork on the bottles! Plus, the citrus and mint flavour sounded right up my street…

Berry and Coconut


I tried this one first, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I’ll be honest, I did like it, but the flavour was a bit of a surprise as first as it’s nothing like I’ve ever tasted before. The berry and coconut flavours do compliment each other though, and it was very refreshing indeed! I also had a huge energy boost after I drank this (I was almost asleep before, yet I managed to stay awake for another 7ish hours after drinking).

Citrus and Mint


I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS ONE!! My favourite by far!! If you like mojitos, you will LOVE this flavour. Very refreshing and lovely, this could 100% become my new favourite drink.







Pineapple and Ginger

lFcd7rIaT2Gm6%wT3Xre9Q_thumb_f0bThis one is a nice flavour. The pineapple makes it sweet, and the ginger gives it a little kick! This flavour is perfect for those early mornings when you need an extra little boost. Also ginger is great for sore throats and getting over flu, so perfect for the winter months!






All in all, I really liked these drinks, and would 100% recommend them. Their flavours, whilst different, are refreshing and very different from each other! They also did give me an energy boost, and I really like that they’re much more natural than the sugary, caffeinated energy drinks that come to mind when you think of a typical energy drink. These would be perfect to be sold in the Student Union, and I would buy them for sure!


So, there we have it! Brain Füd drinks retail at £18 for 12, which isn’t bad, even for a struggling student (like me lol). But, they’ve also offered a discount of 25% for my readers until 1st December! To redeem it, just enter ‘LifeThroughTSG’ at the checkout HERE.

Thanks for reading!


H x


*Product sent in exchange for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.


Personalised Cakes Through Your Door! Letter Box Cake Review and GIVEAWAY!*



I apologise for the influx of reviews lately, I am trying to squeeze some exciting content in before LifeThroughTSG gets all festive for blogmas!

Anyway, today my blogging dreams came true because….. *drumroll*…..

bakerdays agreed to send me a personalised cake, in exchange for this review!

YES PEOPLE, I got cake in exchange for blogging. BEST. DAY. EVER.

If you follow me on socials, you may know that it was my friend Charlotte’s birthday last week. So, when bakerdays asked if I’d like to try a cake, I thought why not dedicate it to her?! My instructions to the lovely Emma at bakerdays were to make it for Charlotte’s 20th birthday, but that she could be as cheeky as she liked, as she offered to make me a custom design! bakerdays do have a fab range of designs already on their website which you can personalise, but they also have a photo upload option if you’re looking for something really unique. So, let’s see what she came up with….


Cute, right?! To be honest, I think this cake just sums up our friendship perfectly- haha!

Letterbox cakes really are just that. They’re made specifically to fit through the letter box, so they’re perfect for those last minute occasions when you accidentally forget someone’s birthday (oops). They’re also perfect for long distance friendships/relationships.. not seeing them on their birthday? Send them cake! (I know I’d really appreciate that anyway).


The cake arrives in this cute little tin, which I am definitely going to keep. I don’t know what I’m going to put in it yet, but I feel like it’s definitely going to come in handy for cake storage!

It also comes with a little birthday pack including a few balloons, some candles and a party tooter- perfect for a little birthday celebration!


I absolutely just adore this cake from baker days, and it tastes fab too! I’d definitely recommend them if you’re looking to send someone a cake or even just get someone a really nice, personalised cake. As well as the letter box size (£14.99), they also have small party cakes (£27.99), medium cakes (£37.99), and large cakes (£57.99). Flavours range from traditional sponge, to chocolate chip, even to marble cake for any occasion, such as Christmas, holy communion, birthdays, eid, halloween, engagement, new home AND MORE.

And, bakerdays don’t just stop at cakes! They also sell personalised cup cakes, which are really adorable, and they sell personalised balloons. AND they do dairy-free, gluten-free and wheat-free options, how amazing! Essentially, they’re your one-stop-shop for the perfect celebration, for any event!


Now for the MOST exciting part….


The lovely people over at bakerdays have also agreed to run a giveaway with me. Yes, that’s right, you could win your very own FREE PERSONALISED CAKE! Then, maybe it will be your best day ever! I’m running this giveaway over on my Instagram and twitter, so head to either of those if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning.


  • You can enter on both Instagram and twitter, but only once on each platform.
  • You must be following me on the social platform for entry to count.
  • You must be a UK resident.
  • You must reply within 24 hours of me reaching out to you to inform you of your win. If you do not reply within 24 hours, another winner will be drawn.
  • Giveaway begins at 5pm on 22nd November 2017, and ends on 6th December at 5pm.

And that’s the serious bit done! So, if you’d like to win a beautiful, personalised letter box cake, please do enter!

Thanks again to the team at bakerdays, I’m off to eat some more cake now…


H x

*Product sent in exchange for review. For more information, please see my Disclaimer.


Matching Your Fragrance To The Month? Secret Scent Box Review! INCLUDING DISCOUNT CODE*

Hello, hello, hello!

Today I’m going to be telling you all about my new discovery, Secret Scent Box.* This is a monthly subscription box that costs just £15 (with free delivery)! And, for the price you get 3 designer fragrances delivered through your door every 30 days (don’t worry about being in, the box fits through the letter box!).

Secret Scent Box were kind enough to send me their November box ‘for her’ in exchange for a review, so, without furtherado, let’s see what there lay inside…

So, inside the box we have:

  1. Ghost- Girl
  2. Burberry- Touch
  3. Dolce and Gabbana- The One

These are all 3ml each, and they come in these handy little sprays so that you can spray away and smell good all day! They’re also perfect for the hand bag, should you require a little midday touch-up.

I’ll be honest, when I first received the box, I did expect the actual sprays to be much bigger. However, once I sprayed them, I realised that they’re actually all really concentrated, so you only need one or two sprays and you’re good to go! Their website says that the amounts are enough for 30 days with around 4 sprays a day, so that means your fragrance is sorted for the month!

I am usually really picky when it comes to fragrances, but I actually would wear all three of these fragrances. The One by Dolce and Gabbana is my favourite of the three, as it’s top notes include peach and bergamot, two scents which I really like.

Touch by Burberry is definitely more of an evening/night fragrance as it has earthy base tones like cedar wood and oak moss, evoking a much more intimate scent that I would only wear for special occasions.

In contrast, Girl by Ghost is a lot more of a day time fragrance, I would say, as with the fruity scents of pomegranate, pear and raspberry along with the floral notes, it is a very light but lovely scent.

I also really like that a little card is included for each fragrance. These details the top, middle and base notes of each fragrance, as well as a little description. This is a really nice touch!

These fragrances are definitely very suitable to the month of November, and I really love that this is a way of constantly changing up your scent, without having to spend a lotttt of money purchasing 3 designer fragrances every month! I also like the element of surprise, because it means that you get to discover new brands and fragrances constantly.

All of the fragrances are 100% authentic, and are sourced from authentic suppliers. Who wouldn’t love having a different 3 designer fragrances to try every month?! This could also be a fantastic gift idea for a fragrance lover, as it’s a gift that keeps on giving!

If you’d like to purchase a Secret Scent Box, you can get a 15% discount by using code ‘LIFETHROUGHTSG15‘ at the checkout!**

What do you think of this subscription box- yay or nay? Let me know in the comments!


H x

*Product sent in exchange for review, but all opinions are my own. ** Affiliate code. This means that I receive a small commission for every purchase made. For more information, please see my Disclaimer.


Colgate Max White Expert Toothbrush and Pen REVIEW

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my unboxing from the goody bag I received from the National Wedding Show. Nestled inside was this tooth brush from Colgate and I was super excited! (Yep, I get excited over toothbrushes obviously). \

I’ve actually wanted to try this for a while, but the price put me off. To be honest, I’ve never spent more than £2 on a toothbrush, so £12 was a little steep. But, thanks to the goody bag, I’ve got to try it for free! So, I thought I would write this review to sum up my thoughts, my results, and whether I think this toothbrush is really worth the price.

What You Get

This includes a toothbrush (complete with a tongue cleaning section on the back) and a whitening pen. The whitening pen can be stored in the bottom of the brush which is pretty handy.

First Impressions

Before evening opening the product, I decided to read the back to see what this product boasts. Here, I found that the whitening pen only actually lasts for three weeks. I mean, I tend to change my toothbrush around every 3 months, so having to get a new one for the whitening pen every three weeks is a little bit of an issue for me.

But, nevertheless, I decided to use 2 clicks of the pen twice a day after brushing for three weeks, just like the instructions say.

The Brush

I actually really like the toothbrush. I mean, it is a pretty standard toothbrush to be honest, but it leaves my teeth feeling clean which is obviously the point. I like the little rubber sections as they are kind to my gums, and the tongue cleaning section on the back is pretty good too. But, it’s nothing revolutionary.

The Pen

So, I’m guessing that most of the price is because of this pen. I think the 2 clicks may be a little too much for my teeth, as I always seem to have quite a bit left. The applicator is a rubber-type material, and this freaks me out a bit because it reminds me of the dentist. The flavour of the liquid is slightly minty, not bad at all, and the consistency is quite gloopy. The thing that I don’t like is that you can’t rinse it out. This can make your mouth look and feel a little sticky, so I’d suggest using it 20 minutes or so before you leave the house.

Once used, the pen does make my teeth feel a little weak. But, nothing major and it’s perfectly easy to deal with. In terms of whitening results, the images below demonstrate the progression from when I first started to the end of the three weeks.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

As you can see, the light changes a lot between these photos. I apologise for this, but I didn’t want to edit any of the photos to affect the results. I did take these at 9am every Monday morning, but obviously the light does change. 

Anyway, disregarding the change in light; I do think that there is some improvement in the colouring of my teeth from using this pen. However, I don’t think that this improvement is enough to merit the price or the effort required, as this is a pretty long process for such a subtle result. 

Would I buy this product?

Straight answer? No. Colgate is not cruelty free, and this product is very over priced for the results. I’m going to continue using this until the end of the pen (as I still have a few clicks left) and I will update this post if my opinion changes. But, for now, it’s a no from me. 

Have you tried this product? Let me know in the comments!


H x




Thanks for reading! Have you tried this product? Now that you’ve read this review, would you? Let me know in the comments!


H x



FFS! Shaving in Style With Friction Free Shaving*

Hello, hello, helloooooo, and welcome back to my blog! Today I have a product review, from a company that I have been LOVING!

FFS (Friction Free Shaving) is a monthly subscription service. Starting at £5 a month, the idea behind the company is that, once a month you will receive a box with 4 razor heads inside, one for each week of the month. This way, you never forget to buy new razor heads, and you can change the head each week, making shaving much more hygienic!

Before this post, I wasn’t actually aware of how often you should change your razor head, so this has definitely opened my eyes in terms of hygiene! You should change it after around 5-7 shaves. Continue reading “FFS! Shaving in Style With Friction Free Shaving*”