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InStyler GLOSSIE Ceramic Styling Brush*



Say hello to my newest favourite. Ever since this has arrived I haven't used my straighteners. And to me, that is a big deal. I have been a hair straight enthusiast since around 2003, back in the days when you weren't anyone unless your hair was poker straight to within an inch of its life - and you just had to have a pair of GHDs. 

Since then my hair hasn't changed. Simply because my hair is SUPER thick - so curling isn't an option for me, and thanks to all my volume - it just cannot stay naturally straight without looking ridiculous. So for 15 years, I have been a slave to my hair straighteners. 

December: Best Blog Posts


Welcome to the latest addition to my monthly roundup of posts. I thought it would be a good idea to share the posts that have really caught my attention this month - whether they are bigger blogs or smaller ones - it is all about the content. 

So here is the first instalment. The posts I have loved this month. If you want to know how you could be featured, check the final paragraph of this post! :) 

First Impressions: Tropic*


Can we please take a moment to appreciate packaging. The packaging on this is BEAUTIFUL. To the point I cannot bin it, it is still sitting on my window despite my constant use of the items - but packaging aside, the products are beautiful too.

World Duty Free: Holiday To Berlin Wishlist*



One of the best parts of going on holiday is the trip through World Duty Free. I am yet to meet anyone who doesn't get just a little bit excited over the idea of a nose around those discounts. Not to mention the thrill of holiday is enough to make you want to spend all your holiday cash then and there. Who needs to eat when you can spend all your money on makeup right??? Just me? Ok then... 

So I thought I would compile a list in advance for all the bits I will be looking out for next weekend when AJ & I go to Berlin, so here it is, my favourites - the things I will be wanting. 

Case App: Christmas/Customised Phone Cases*


Some people like to live on the edge, go phone case-less like rebels and risk the ever looming disaster of a cracked screen... I am not one of those people, I am firmly in the case and screen protector camp. Call it care, call it anxiety - either way you won't ever see me without a phone case on my phone.

Just thinking about it makes me feel a little ill. Especially with how clumsy I am, my poor phone is bound to get some abuse. 

Janina Ultra White Teeth Whitening Range (AD)


This post is a paid collaboration with Janina

I think everyone is now obsessed with having pearly white teeth - myself included, but I hadn't really thought about doing something to whiten them yet. Sure I have used toothpaste boasting of having whitening properties, but its hard to actually see if it has been working. Needless to say I accepted the challenge from Janina, and I have been loving the process. 

My main concern for teeth whitening is always sensitivity, I have such a fear of ending up with super sensitive teeth - mainly because I do not want to live my life without ice cream. I can happily say my teeth are not sensitive at all after using all of these for 3-4 weeks - even after the 5 day intense treatment!