A Hair & Teeth Week

Products I Don’t Like


This week I’m afraid I’ve taken against the Innisfree Bija Mask – as though it’s nice enough, sheet masks are still a bit of a faff all round – I’m happier with normal masks so I won’t be restocking on this one after all. It is good for sensitive or congested skin so if you like sheet masks, then this is one to consider. You can get it from eBay for £1.89, postage free.

I started off really liking the Alberto Balsam Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner but I soon got a bit bored with the scent and struggled to finish it. My verdict is it’s okay but I have other more interesting hair conditioners. It’s available at Boots for £1.00 only so a real bargain.

I don’t have anything drastic against the No 7 Instant Illusions Airbrush Away primer as it does the trick but not as well as other primers. Its main and unsurmountable problem is that it costs £16.50(!!) for only 30ml at Boots – so way overpriced to my mind. Then again, it’s currently part of a 3-for-2 offer so you could get it free if you can find anything you want in Boots that is more expensive. Good luck with that, LOL. There are other alternatives out there, girls!

Products I Like


Teeth! Teeth are my bugbear at the moment (no, don’t ask!…) but I would NEVER be without my trusty Dentyl Active mouthwash – a lovely minty taste and it’s alcohol-free, which is very important to me. If I’m going to put alcohol down my gullet, then I want it be the Real Thing, not a health product with it added. It costs £1.30 at Boots – though currently out of stock online – and it really does the trick. Watch that plaque go!

I started off not liking the Olay Anti-Wrinkle Booster and Firming Serum – now I can’t live without it, so thank you very much to ever-lovely Mrs Strawberry Blonde for tipping me off on this one! I use it on my face in the evening and it just smooths out my skin ready for the evening make-up touch-up. Bliss! More than that, it’s now HALF-PRICE at Boots at only £4.99 so grab your bottle now!

I’ve used Rimmel’s Hide The Blemish Concealer (Ivory) for years now and it’s a pretty decent standby – these days, I’ve got other better concealers I totally rely on and which do a wonderful job, but this one is like an old friend I can’t quite let go. I’ll always love it and it’s well worth a try-out, but I suspect I won’t be restocking it once my supply has run out, sob! It will cost you £3.99 at Boots.

A new discovery for me is L’Oreal Perfect Match Foundation in Ivory Rose (1R1C) – I picked up a sample size very cheaply at eBay and have enjoyed using this one – it blends into the skin superbly well, covering all my imperfections (hey, let’s not list those then, LOL!!) and stays on pretty decently too. I’ve now bought a full-sized bottle, also from eBay as it’s cheaper than at Boots (£9.99 for 30ml, though there is a 3-for-2 deal on L’Oreal products at Boots …), and will look forward to getting that soon. I am indeed a TOTAL Foundation Tart!

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3 thoughts on “A Hair & Teeth Week

  1. Mrs Strawberry Blonde October 24, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Glad you love Olay Serum now. And thanks for the mention. xx

    I use mouthwash for kids – all of them are alcohol-free and they taste yummy! Sainsburys’ mouthwash for kids is the yummiest, I think. 🙂 I might try out the Dentyl mouthwash too!

    Do you think the L’Oreal foundation would be suitable for very dry skin? I’m asking because I have dry patches and most foundations seem to highlight them.

    I think Alberto Balsam does a few nice shampoos and conditioners – but I only like the fruity ones (mandarin, grapefruit, passion fruit…). I too don’t like the tea tree stuff (and I don’t like their apple, coconut and blueberry products).

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    • annebrooke October 24, 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Mouthwash for children sounds great! I prefer children’s vitamin C tablets too 🙂 I think the L’oreal one is worth a go – I always mix all my foundations with some CC cream as I think they go on better. Mmm, grapefruit conditioner – that’ll wake me up! Am having a grapefruit phase at the moment so that’s on my list, thank you! 🙂

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      • Mrs Strawberry Blonde October 26, 2016 / 1:34 am

        I’ve always loved the taste and the smell of grapefruits. Rightguard does an amazing grapefruit shower gel, and the Alberto Balsam grapefruit shampoo & conditioner are really nice. 🙂

        I’ll see if I can test the L’Oreal foundation somewhere. 🙂

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