Saturday, 13 September 2014

Beauty: Nair Washable Roll On Wax

Hey there!

Ever since having my first ever Hollywood wax (blog post here, I've had more since!) I've been obsessed with waxing. The results are incomparable to shaving or hair removal cream and the hair really does grow back finer, paler and slower.

I was recently sent the Nair Argan Oil Washable Roll On Wax to try and emboldened by my fairly high (I think) pain threshold for Hollywood waxing I thought I'd give this a go on my legs!

This literally couldn't be easier to use:

1. If the bottle is full you heat it in the microwave for 25-30 seconds, if it's half full then 15-20 (depending on your microwave wattage).

2: You then slowly roll the applicator on the area you want to wax in the direction of the hair growth until it's approx the length of one strip

3: Quickly place the non-woven strip onto the wax and press down firmly

4: Hold the skin taught and rip the wax off in the opposite direction to application.

That's it! It's so quick and easy! All you do to remove any wax residue is wash your skin and the applicator and strips by soaking them in warm soapy water. No messy oily removal with this little gem!

I found this removed all of my hairs, even the slightly shorter ones. They didn't start to grow back for about 2 weeks after waxing and I didn't need to wax again for 4 weeks, amaaaaazing :)

This costs £12.99 and you can buy it here.

Thanks for reading! xo

Monday, 1 September 2014

Dealing with wheat/gluten... Setlers Mintees ♥

In my recent bucket list post I wrote that I wanted to improve my general health and well-being (amongst other things). If you follow my twitter you'll recently have seen I've been struggling with what I think is a sensitivity to wheat and/or gluten. Every time I ate anything containing either I was bloated, in pain and sometimes felt sick or had an upset stomach.

I received an email offering me the chance to try some setlers mintees and although they're not designed for intolerances (or the normal sort of thing I would blog about), I thought I would give them a go after eating to see if they helped anyway.

These little turquoise mints have a layer of spearmint, then a layer of peppermint, then a yummy crumbly centre and they're designed to refresh your palette after eating and help avoid discomfort. It's the combination of spearmint and peppermint that I love the most, it's a really unique flavour and unlike any mint I've tried before.

As for refreshing my palette and helping to settle my stomach, I definitely feel more comfortable after eating. My tummy is less 'gurgly' and I haven't suffered from any nausea for a while now. I keep the tin in my handbag and a spare box of them in my desk at work and I've got the girls in my department eating them too.

Not beauty related but definitely worth a try if you're feeling sensitive to anything or particularly bloated. I'm surprised at how much I love these as I always just thought mints were mints! Apparently not ;)