Beauty

Magnitone Lucid Review! and Coupon Code

June 28, 2015


So if you didn't know, Magnitone is a great brand, selling electric face brushes. These are particular brushes that promote cell turnover, and freshen and renew your skin. The Magnitone Lucid is a range of brushes in an array of colours which I have loved for a long time.
There are a plethora of electric face brushes on the market nowadays, but I have always wanted and loved the Magnitone brushes, because they had amazing reviews and are stunning! I actually had to think of another adjective to describe them there)

Magnitone has a seven day promise for clearer, smoother and brighter skin. Many other people have done the seven day challenge, and there is a lot of proof that it works and your skin will respond really well to the product! That's what I am testing out!



When you buy the product, there is a selection of 4 different colours to choose from Sunshine Yellow, Dazzling Blue, Aqua Green and Plush Pink! (I got the Aqua Blue one) They also have a limited edition Pixie Lott Lucid which is a gorgeous Magenta! (And it comes with a funky headband)

The brushes are all travel size and the brush heads are meant to last a couple of months depending on how you use them. You might stunt their life a little by washing off all your makeup with them or pushing them too hard on your face!
What you do to use the brushes is rinse your face well with warm water to open your pores, then apply your cleanser or face wash to the centre of the brush and turn it on. Scrub your face in circular motions until the brush switches off.

I think the brush is awesome because it. comes with an in-built timer so that you can have an even wash and don't over scrub your face. The timer beeps every 20 seconds so you can move on to another area of my face. You start with your forehead and nose, then cheek and then from your temple to your chin, then from your other temple to your chin.

The brush has two settings; the normal and the sensitive setting. The normal setting is the first one, to activate this all you need to do is turn the brush on- it's the default setting. This is very exfoliating and very quickly and is perfect for an exfoliating cleanse. The sensitive setting is great for starting out and I used it for the first couple days as it is recommended.


The Magnitone is also a fantastic addition to your holiday makeup bag; it is super compact! It's only a little larger than my phone (iPhone 5S) and it cups in my hand almost perfectly. You can get a travel case for it or just stick it in your makeup bag! The brush comes with a lid so it won't get dirty! 
The fact that it is so small is also amazing because I that means all the smaller areas of your face such as by your nose and behind and around your ears is easily exfoliatable (is that even a word?) 

Lots of people have issues with the brushes making mess or spraying bits of face wash and water everywhere, however with the Safeguard Bristle on the brush head that comes with the product I had no issues with the face wash making mess. The Safeguard Bristles act to protect you from excess sprayage, and they are the ring of grey bristles towards the outer edge of the brush.

I also have to add how awesome the charger is- somehow by some ultra magnetic awesomeness, the charger just sticks to the Lucid. That also means that the Lucid is 100% waterproof and doesn't need to be kept away from water.  That means its okay to keep it in the shower or bathroom, just remember to leave it face down or on its side so it can dry and the water and dampness can dry out of it. I know that some face brushes are only water resistant and cannot withstand water, maybe because of batteries or the brush, but this is safe around water.

I don't know how much more I can say other than that I love it- the product is absolutely gorgeous and it works so well on my skin, since the first day of using it. If I know any of you guys personally I might have asked you to you touch my face so you can feel how soft it is. 

I noticed a difference in the texture of my face after day one or two (it sounds so weird I know) and after a full week I noticed my skin wasn't only soft, it was clearer too! And to only add an extra minute to your cleansing routine is amazing!

Recently I have been getting breakouts and it arrived just at the right time! I use this brush with the ASDA Young Skin Foaming Facial Wash which is alright but I want to try something different. I take a small amount (about the size or a £1 coin) and put it in the middle of the brush.

This product is suitable for all skin types, so if your oily or sensitive or dry, and can't find a good brush without the fear of using the wrong one; this one is so versatile, you won't have to worry!

My only issue which is teeny tiny is that whenever I tried to take off the lid of the brush I accidentally took off the brush head, but that's because I know I was doing to wrong! I would prefer it if the brush head was a bit stiffer though!

I am really excited to try some more of the brush heads- you can replace the original head by buying a new one for around £15. However in my box I got a £5 off all Magnitone products coupon! I am not sure if that comes in every box but I can't wait to use it!

This product really ticks all the boxes!

Comes with;
Magnitone Lucid Brush
Magnetic Travel Charger
Active Clean Brush Head
Usage instructions
12 Month Warranty

Additional Products:
Active Clean Replacement Heads
Sensitive Replacement Heads
Silk Bliss- Luxury Heads Replacement
Lucid Travel Case (no longer available on Magnitone website

The Magnitone Lucid retails for £69.99 in most stores and online, however with my discount code you can get it for 20% off! Yay! Buy here!

Use Code : BLOVE20
For 20% off The Magnitone Lucid

Let me know if you used the code or have the brush!
I hope that you guys pick up this product too!
You Glow Girl!

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Beauty

My Summer Hair Care Routine!

June 22, 2015

I was requested what feels like a millennium ago by a hair company called Madison Reed to share my Hair Routine on my blog. 

I have to apologise because recently I haven't actually been keeping up with their emails! (I'm not perfect, okay?)

So! My hair routine is a little bit wrecked and crazy and it doesn't really differ from my previous routine, but let me tell you a little bit about my hair first.
I have braids or single plaits pretty much all the time. They are when you have extensions (I use synthetic hair, but some people use human hair or animal fur, i.e. yarn braids or horse tail) braided in with your real hair from the roots. I do this because they are really protective of my hair and last long- also I have no patience to be curling my hair or styling it everyday!
Braids are different to dreadlocks; you keep braids in for shorter periods of time and they are a lot neater. Dreadlocks can be old braids, but are usually not the same.


I also have little silver braid cuffs inserted in my hair, those are little silver beads or clamps you can string on your braids for decoration. I have quite a few different colours- you can buy them online but my sister got them for me when on holiday! 




This hair is particularly long- it hits about waist length on me. I do like my hair pretty long though so that's okay. I am also trying to grow my hair out underneath it (my natural hair is just touching my shoulder blades at the moment) so I need them quite long! 

The products I use are;
ORS Olive Oil Wrap Set Mousse- I use this frequently (probably two to three times a week) to keep my hair shiny and smell good- this is also really moisturising for the hair in the braids! 
Dark and Lovely Rich and Natural Hair Dress- I use this to moisturize my roots and keep them soft and nourished as they grow out! I can't use it too often or my hair gets oily- so I try and use it only once a week or twice if I need to!
Dark and Lovely Braids Conditioning Spray- once you do your hair it is quite right and sore or irritating, I use this to keep my scalp soothed and still condition my new braids.
Hollywood Beauty Argan Conditioner and Shampoo- I can't wash my hair as much because of the braids will get messy and the hair in them will get knotty- so I wash my hair once a week or once every ten days if I can- sometimes I won't wash it for quite a while (don't get disgusted, my hair is never that dirty anyways and it is not unhygienic, it is just if I am also washing my hair I will ruin my braids and hair underneath). I use this conditioner and the matching shampoo to clean the dirt from my hair and keep it soft too! I love that it is all natural too!

That is all I have for today! I hope that you liked this post, please let me know if you do!

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Summer

My Summer Bucket List

June 20, 2015

Hey my loves!


I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the lovely weather that we have been having recently (I am hoping it will last *touchwood*)

I feel like my summers are always really unproductive as all I really do is stay in my house and watch TV, which really isn't that good. I haven't planned to go on holiday this year, so I decided to make a Summer Bucket List to be more productive with my Summer!
1. Read at least 15 books
2. Have a picnic
3. Go to a theme park
4. Tie-Dye Shirts
5. See 2 films in the cinema
6. Have a water fight
7. Have an all day movie Marathon 
8. Build a fort out of blankets and pillows
9. Have a sleepover on a trampoline 
10. Make popsicles/ice lollies
11. Draw with chalk on a driveway
12. Climb a tree
13. Do the mentos and coke trick thingy 
14. Spend a full day taking photos
15. Go on a hike
16. Make a summer memories jar
17. Write a diary
18. Compliment 20 people in a day
19. Photo bomb someone
20. Dance in the rain
21. Create a summer music playlist 
22. do the beanboozled challenge
23. Vlog a week in your life
24. Take 10 tumblr-worthy photos
25. Make a time capsule 
26. Make friendship bracelets 
27. Prank call someone
28. Make someone's day
29. Be a yes man for a day
30. Workout at dawn
31. Have a shopping spree in a thrift or charity store
32. Order breakfast in a cute cafe
33. Go to m and m world
34. Write two short stories
35. Write to a penpal and get a reply
36. Bake 5 times
37. Draw 10 things in my sketchbook 
38. Knit 3 things
39. Go to a new restaurant 
40. Start a photo collage 
41. Make a rainbow cake
42. Finish my Wreck This Journal
43. Go to the beach
44. Go water sorting
45. Make ice- cream

I hope that you can find this post really useful and that you guys make a bucket list too!

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Giveaway

Thoughts on the 14 Day Slendertoxtea Detox Tea! + a Giveaway!

June 16, 2015

Hey Loves!


I was sent the 14 day detox by the lovely people at Slendertoxtea. I was super excited when it arrived, I love the bright packaging. If you haven't heard of them, Slendertoxtea is a brand which sells affordable but quality and safe detoxes ranging from smoothies to teas (and they even have their own mug to put them in!) So if you want to loose a couple of pounds this summer, or you want to slim down a bit for Prom, definitely try this!

The purpose of the teatox is to flush out your system with the colon cleanse then leave you still feeling energised and refreshed throughout the day. They do this with natural ingredients as well!

I have been using this tea for a week now and I have been quite impressed with how effective it is. I have noticed a larger amount more definition in my abdominal region, and I never feel bloated during the day.

I have also noticed a difference in my weight, because I have lost 3 kg which around 6 pounds! 

I have never been much of a tea drinker, but over the past couple of days I have gotten used to drinking the tea. I just have it with water, no milk and sugar. It is quite plain, and just ends up having a bit of a weird aftertaste! But it honestly depends on how long you brew the drink for, the company suggests 2-3 minutes, but I have brewed it for longer for the past few days to get more out of it.

The tea works like a laxative, so you might be running to the toilet more often in the first couple of days, however it tends to whittle down to your regular cycle.

Finally, Slendertoxtea have been super kind to offer a giveaway for you wonderful lot! You will be winning a wonderful 14 Night Detoxing Tea, worth £9.99! The details are below, you must be following my blog to enter, and have fun!

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Ways To Lose Weight this Prom + Summer!

June 15, 2015


Yes, I know that some of you are still studying, and this is not as important, so I am not going to completely contradict your parents and say, "forget about school, let's get slim and bikini ready!" But I am saying "when you have your revision breaks, think about summer break..."

Same for you Prom goers. Prom season is here and for some of you maybe it's over, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still be having a healthy lifestyle!

So here are some tips on staying healthy as we lead up to summer!

1. Set specific goals

Yes, saying, "I want to lose weight" is a goal, but it definitely isn't a specific. 
Take time out of your day to pick a healthy ideal weight, measurement or size which is achievable. You could even tell yourself "I want to be able to touch my toes by June 28th!" That's a goal in itself. 
Then weigh yourself. If you are 150lbs and you want to be 100lbs by the end of the month, that isn't healthy at all, and you should rethink your goal. You could change the timescale or the goal. Tip: it is okay to lose no more than around 2-3 kg per week. Weight loss is a slow process!


2. Figure out how you are going to achieve your goal

I did this by creating a whole playlist of workout videos on YouTube and whenever I wanted to work out I could play a different video.
If you want to lose weight, try fat burning workouts and dance workouts.
If you are interested in toning up and/or building muscle, try muscle strengthening and conditioning workouts.
For flexibility, look for Yoga and Pilates workouts. 

3. Meal Prep

If you haven't heard of meal prepping before, then it is basically preparing your food days ahead of when you want to eat it.
So it is Monday morning and you are starving! Today is the day you designated to be your healthy day, and for breakfast you planned that low fat yoghurt with granola and fruit (perfect healthy tumblr breakfast) when you open the fridge and- what!? That yoghurt expired 3 weeks ago. 
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A great example of why you should meal prep! You really need to meal prep if you want to get the most out of your healthy eating. Every Saturday or Sunday, pick up everything you want to have for the next week. That means nothing that will finish in a day or two. 
Meal planning can take up some time, but here are some tips!
   Know what you like- this will really help you get into the plan. Just keep in mind foods that you want to eat, and don't focus on the foodstuffs that you like, not the things you know are healthy
   Sit down and make a menu- take a pen or paper, or your laptop or phone. Then plan a day by day menu for yourself, consisting a couple of treats and things that you like. It does take a while, but it is a lifesaver for you
   Set a budget- set an amount you want to spend each week on food. This benefits you so much when you want to buy something unplanned that you don't need!

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4. Go Vegan/Vegetarian/Peskartarian

Lots of people won't consider these options because it can be kind of stressful and sometimes unenjoyable because of the restrictions on your diet but you will lose weight this way.

Recently, I got in contact with Slendertoxtea and will be partnering with them soon for a giveaway! 
Teatox are cleanses and detox drinks that come in the form of teas which you drink usually everyday for a certain amount of time.
If you plan on going down the route of detoxes, please make sure that you are still doing exercise, have a healthy diet and do it consistently to get the best results. This is so that you can be the best on the beach or at prom!


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