Tuesday, 30 June 2015

My June Favourites!


We're on the last day of June already so I thought this would be the perfect time to do my June favourites! I have two fashion favourites I've been loving and three beauty favourites; so lets get started!


June Favourites.


My first fashion favourite are these white mock leather block heel sandals. At just £15.99 they are available in 6 colours, so there's plenty of different colours to pick from. They do state to be wide fit, but I have normal size 4 feet and the size 3 fits me perfectly, so I would definitely still try them on if you haven't got wide feet. I bought these because I was looking for a sandal that I could wear for casual but could still wear them if I wanted to dress up and these are perfect. As with all the other colours available I love the colour contrast between the actual white mock leather of the straps and the brown heels and sole of the shoe, it makes the shoes really versatile so you can wear them with loads of different colour clothes. The heel is only 2 inches so if you're like me and are terrible at walking heels these will be perfect! 


NewLook: Block heels.


My next fashion favourite is this £17.99 sleeveless blazer also from Newlook! I've seen these sleeveless blazers everywhere and I really think they add to a boring outfit, I choose an abstract orange and black patterned one instead of the plain colours, because I thought I would be able to wear it with more. It's really lightweight and ideal if you're going out on a sunny day and it gets a little bit cooler at night! It falls really nice when it's on and stops just below my bum so it's perfect to wear with skinny jeans and a plain crop top, (I like to pick out one of the colours in the print) and some sandals.  I'll definitely be purchasing more of these in different colours and patterns over the next couple of months. 


NewLook Sleeveless Blazer. 


Soap & Glory will always be one of my favourite body products on the market, and this month I've been loving the Soap & Glory sugar crush body scrub that retails for just £8.00! It's the perfect summer scrub, you can really feel the sugar when you massage it onto your skin and I've noticed a huge difference in my skin having used it just a couple of times! My skin feels so smooth after I rise it off and I love the smell of this product! It has a very strong citrus scent, from the freshly-squeezed sweet lime and sparkling lemons, it's also packed full of sweet vanilla musk and almond oil, sea salt, smashed brown sugar, glycerin and macadamia oils. I'll definitely be purchasing the other products from this range to last me for the rest of summer!


Soap & GLory: Sugar Crush. 


Another beauty favourite this month is the John Frieda 'Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo'. I was very sceptical about using this at first because I'd read lots of comments saying that your hair turns really yellow when you use this, so I've just been using it twice a week and so far I've been loving it! My hair has always had natural highlights running through it anyway, but I wanted something that wouldn't be harsh on my hair to slightly lighten the rest of my hair! I've definitely noticed a different in my hair especially when I use this before I spend a day in the sun, you do have to use the shampoo continuously though to notice a difference! The fragrance is really nice and fresh and it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy like a lot of other shampoos I've tried does. It is slightly more on the expensive side at £5.99 for 250ml so I try to stock up on this product when it's on an offer. 


John Frieda: Go Blonder.


My last June Favourite is the Mitchum Advanced 48 hour protection deodorant. I've always used Dove deodorants but I got a bit bored of the fragrances so I thought I'd try something new! I got the scent 'Pure Fresh' because I wasn't overly fussed on the other fragrances. It's quite a hard scent to describe other than it smells like lemons to me? I can definitely smell it though out the day when I move which is good and it just smells really fresh all day long. My only issue with this deodorant is that it takes forever to dry because it's quite sticky when you first apply it and it does leave white marks under my arms when it is dried, so I might try using the stick style instead of the role on, but other than that, it's definitely my new favourite deodorant. It's also only £2.89 so that seems a pretty reasonable price to me. 


Mitchum Deodorant.


I hope you've all enjoyed reading about my June Favourites. Leave me a comment of any of your monthly favourites or if you want a full review of any of the items featured in this blog! Thank you for reading, Michelle xo. 



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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Looking for a cheaper alternative to expensive professional manicures?

If you love having your nails done but are finding it quite expensive to have gel done every couple of weeks, then I've found the perfect product for you! Sensationail is an at home gel manicure kit that provides up to 2 weeks of wear! (Personally I can get 3/4 weeks worth of wear from this.) 

Sensationail deluxe gel starter kit. 

I had this kit for Christmas from my parents because I was always painting my nails but they never lasted, so they thought this would be the perfect gift for me. They were right! Starter kits start at £69.99 and comes with the pro 3060 LED lamp and all the essentials needed to do the gel nails including two different coloured gels, there are different kits available if you don't like pink. I do my nails and my mums about once a month and I still have over half a bottle of the gel cleanser and three quarters of the primer and base and top coat! To repurchase the essentials they sell them individual and as an essentials kit which is £22.50 but I think this kit would actually last about a year if you was doing you nails twice a month. 

Sensationail essentials.

The instructions are really easy to follow and it takes about half an hour to an hour to finish the gels once you've got the hang of it, which I feel is quite a reasonable time. The instructions do state that you need to apply a thin layer of the colour first and I can't stress how thin it needs to be. If you apply a thick coat of the colour gel first something makes it shrink on your nail and you end up with gaps all around your nails so the thinner the better. Also if you're using glitter you need to do the second coat thicker so that you get an even spread of glitter all over. Other than that, all the sensationail gels I've tried go on really well and don't go clumpy at all when you apply them. If you get them on your skin around your nails just wipe it off before you put your nails under than lamp and it comes off really easily. 

Instruction card. 

 You can only do four fingers at a time using this lamp because it is quite small, and I prefer to do one thumb at a time too so that the gel sets evenly. But you can actually fit your foot in it if you want to have gel on your toes, at first I didn't think it would fit but you only need it on the edge and your nails glow when they are under the lamp so you can tell if they are under enough. For the bottom and top coat you only need to set them for 30 seconds and then lamp actually bleeps when the time is done so you don't have to worry about any timing issues which is great if this is the first time you've tried something like this!  


Led lamp. 

There is loads of colours available so you definitely don't have to worry about not finding a colour you like! Sensationail website itself offers a 12 bottles for the price of 8 years round as far as I can tell, but if you only want to buy a couple then occasionally boots have them on 3 for 2 which is definitely when I stock up on different colours. Individual prices start at £12.50 but prices do vary slightly depending on where you get them.  They also release new colour for different holidays and season which I really like. The price also makes them perfect christmas and birthday presents.


Different colours available. 

My overall thoughts on this product is that the glitter gels are definitely more hard wearing and I can get about 3/4 weeks worth of chip free wear from them, where as the plain colours last me about 2/3 weeks. So it still works out a lot cheaper over the long run to use this even if it only lasts 2 weeks. I now have 8 different gels and I wouldn't go back to using normal nail varnish on my finger nails unless I did feel they needed a break from gel, which at the moment after using this for 6 months I haven't noticed any difference in my nail so I will continue to use this. The range of colours is fantastic and then prices aren't that bad at £12.50 for a whole bottle which is still probably cheaper than most gel manicure prices. My only issue with this is the removal, it can be a nightmare if you haven't got much time or patience. (I lack both of these.) So I do find myself peeling the gel off which I know is really bad for your nails.

Overall I would give this product 9 out of 10 as I really recommend it! 
Thank you all for reading I hope you all enjoyed. Michelle xo. 

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

50 facts about me!

There's one thing I felt my blog was missing and that was an introduction to who I am, so here goes; this is 50 facts about me, enjoy!

Michelle. 
1. My name is Michelle.

2. I was born in May 1995 so I'm 20 years old.

3. I live in Wales and I'm fluent in Welsh. I attended a Welsh school from the age of three and therefore I learnt every subject through Welsh. Doing work in English is really strange to me.

4. I'd love to be able to speak Spanish, I go to Spain every year and I can still only say a couple of basic words.

5. I've been on holiday to Spain every year for two weeks since I was 13 months old, so I've actually spent 38 weeks of my life there so far. (40 if you include my holiday there in a couple of weeks).

Spain.

6. I hate the smell and taste of most alcohol, it literally turns my stomach.

7. The amount I eat is ridiculous I never stop eating! My friends always take the mick out of me for this because I'm really small and with the amount of time I spend eating it doesn't really make sense.

8. I love peas and sweetcorn, I would be quite happy eating these two in a bowl for dinner everyday.

9. Dance Moms is my guilty pleasure. There's just something about it that makes me want to watch all the episodes back to back! I love the drama and I always get emotionally attached to the dancers.

Dance moms.

10. Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift are my favourite singers.

11. I have an obsession with Pandora and Thomas Sabo jewellery.

12. My favourite place to visit in the UK is Ogmore by sea because I have so many memories there.

13. Travelling is my favourite thing to do, I love the build up and being a tourist around new places.

14. I was ill throughout all my GCSE's and the only thing I ate for the whole three months was fish fingers. Which has now turned into a bit of an obsession.

15. I'm really competitive with myself and I hate failing!

16. I'm a university drop out! I did pass first year with a first, but dropped out at the middle of second year because it really wasn't the right course for me. I hated myself for dropping out because I felt like I was failing everyone and everything.

17. A career plan isn't something I have right now and I literally have no idea what I want to do in the future.

18.  None of my friends know I've started a blog, and I was going to call it anonymous blog but someone already had that so I went with reviewswithmichelle.blogspot.co.uk and "Simply Michelle". I'm terrified that they will find out and judge me.

19. I'd thought about blogging for a while but didn't really know what to write about or what would become of it, but since I have no social life so I thought I'd give it a go and see what it was like and I love it! I wish I started one earlier.

20. I love trying new products because I get bored of using the same products all the time and like to mix them up now and again!

21. I passed my driving test in three months and I would be so lost without my car now if I hadn't learnt to drive!

Learner and pass plates.

22. Spiders are my worse nightmare, I hate them and cry every time one comes near me and someone has to come and rescue me from it!

23. I hate everything to do with sick, if someone tells me they feel sick I get all hot and bothered and have to walk about because I don't know how to deal with it.

24. I will do anything to get out of speaking in front of large crowds of people or on the phone I get really nervous and get my words all muddled up for no reason.

25. Summer is definitely my favourite season. I hate having to wear 100 layers because it's raining and freezing outside.

26. Buying bikinis make me happy, I could easily buy loads of them but I have to limit myself because I live in the UK and it rains here practically all summer so it's a bit of a pointless obsession to have.

27. I buy a postcard from every new place I visit and stick them on my pin board in my room.

28. Watching make up tutorials fascinate me because of how easy everyone makes everything look, but when I try it, it always looks awful. This definitely makes me cautious of buying new make up and I generally stick to what I know.

29. I am so lazy in the morning that I never wear eyeliner or mascara to work because I prefer to stay in bed longer than getting up and spending hours on my make up!

30. I hate mornings in general, I wake up in the worst mood possible and need to be left alone for at least 2 hours before I'm back to my normal happy self.

31. I'm always tired no matter how much sleep I've had.

32. Personally I think I'm a really motivated person, I hate leaving a job half done or doing something half hearted. I just don't see the point in doing things with no effort.

33. I'm a strong believer in things happen for a reason and right place right time.

34. My hate for clothes shopping is unreal, I find something in my size and it looks awful or they just don't have my size ever!

Inside topshop.

35. I am a ridiculously shy person, I get really anxious meeting new people or being around lots of people I don't know!

36. I absolutely love the feel or velvet!

37. Swimming and running were my favourite sports when I was little and I was told to try out for the the Welsh swim squad but I was so nervous that I didn't go and regret not taking the opportunity to this day!

38. I hate missing opportunities, but ironically I hate it when things are handed to me on a plate. I like to work for things myself to prove to people that I deserve them.

39. I haven't done real exercise in over 4 years which really isn't something I'm proud of since I used to do sports every single day up until I was 16.

40. Being bored is my worse nightmare, I get really fidgety and annoyed with myself because I don't know what to do.

41. I could quite easily live without my phone.

Iphone.

42. I hate the cinema, sitting in one place for that long doesn't appeal to me at all. I'd rather be at the beach or on a walk somewhere.

43. I make lists for everything. I even have a list of lists I need to write!

44. Designing my own house when I'm older would be a dream come true, I've always loved architecture and interior design.

45. Textiles was my favourite subject I did for GCSE and A levels and I got an A in both. I really regret not carrying on and doing it in university.

46. I'm really OCD when it comes to making plans, I like to know where I'm going, when I'm going and how I'm getting there, which also makes for lots of lists being made.

47. I'm generally a really organised person until one thing isn't in order and then I have to reorganise literally everything.

48. I hate wearing heels, I'm so much comfier in converse or sandals.

Converse.

49. My fashion style varies depending on my mode, but I definitely don't stick to one style.

50. I survived a hurricane! Which at the time didn't seem much of a big deal because we were on a school trip and all so we were positive it wasn't going to ruin the trip, but looking back at the damage it caused it could have been a completely different story and I understand why all our parents were terrified and ringing us all every five minutes now. 


 I underestimated how hard it would be to write 50 facts about myself yet I'm positive I've left lots of general facts about myself out. I hope you all enjoyed finding a little bit out about me, thank you all for reading!
Michelle xo. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Mini Primark necklace haul!



Primark haul. 

With small fashion necklaces everywhere in every shop at the moment I thought I'd head to Primark to see what they had to offer and they didn't disappoint. I selected four different necklaces, two in sliver and two in gold. I didn't want them all to look the same so I made sure that I selected all different styles! 

Three tier necklace.

The first one I selected was this lovely gold necklace. It was the most expensive out of the four at £2 which isn't exactly braking the bank! This necklace features the most details, with the thin chain connecting to main part of the necklace by two little rings. It connects to a lovely three tiered statement feature. The top and the bottom tiers are flat and have detailing all along, the middle section is a plain round chain with no detailing! I really like the small detailing on this necklace as it really stands out when you wear it with a plain top. 

Tier detailing.
*****

Twisted necklace.

This dainty sliver necklace retails at £1.50. The chain connects to the main feature of the necklace which is a lovely twisted style chain. Because the chain of this necklace is so thin it really reflects the lights and looks quite glittery when worn, which is really adds to the design of this necklace because of how plain it actually is! 

Twisted detail. 
***** 

Triangle necklace. 

The cheapest out of the four was this gold necklace. At just £1 this is perfect to accessorise a plain top or dress. I love the detailing, even though it's really thin and plain the three small triangles really stand out. The triangles are all identical and have some detailing engraved into them. This necklace looks really nice worn with a striped top because the triangles really stand out against the different colours. 

Triangle necklace detail. 

The last necklace I selected was this silver two layer chain. The first layer is slightly shorter than the bottom layer, which looks really nice on. The chain is very thin and both layers have a small metal tube covering part of the necklace. It has an adjustable neck so you can do it up at different lengths if you prefer longer/ shorter necklaces and depending on what you're wearing. This necklace retails at £1.50 which is a bargain, and it can definitely be worn with most casual outfits and added to plain outfits to make them slightly more dressy. 


Two layer necklace. 


I hope you all enjoyed browsing at some of the necklaces available in Primark at the moment! Thank you reading! xo. 

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Everyday No.7 make up collection!


Personally these are my favourite type of blog posts to read, I love seeing what products other people use and generally just being quit nosey! So here we go this is my No.7 make up collection of make up I use on a day to day basic, someday I don't use all of this especially when I don't have much time to get ready in the morning but if I'm going out for the day this is my face! 


No.7 Beautifully Matte primer. 

The first item I use daily is a primer! I have really oily skin so Matte products tend to work best for me. I love porefessional by Benefit; but this is a cheaper alternative at just £10.50 and it basically does the same thing! Beautifully Matte make up base is pearly off white paste that glides onto the skin really easily and makes foundation application a lot smoother! I apply this to my face using my fingers because I can control how much product I use, and where I want to apply this. It claims to contains cucumber extracts to help soothe skin and Salicylic acid to help fight against spot causing bacteria; but I haven't noticed a different in my skin in general using this product.  


Beautifully Matte foundation and Match Made concealer. 

The first make up product I use is concealer. My favourite No.7 concealer is the match made concealer in deeply ivory, I have really pale skin but I prefer to use a concealer one shade darker so that it doesn't highlight my blemishes. I apply this to my blemishes and surrounding skin using a concealer brush before applying my foundation. I love the consistency of this product, it's really thick but doesn't smudge or crease on my face after a full days wear.  This concealer retails at £7.50 so it is a bit more pricey than some concealers out there but I do think with the results of this product it's worth it! 

The next product I use it the Beautifully Matter foundation in Calico, it has a medium to high coverage but is really buildable! I use a pea size amount of this and using a liquid foundation brush I blend this all over my face and neck, making sure I work it into my skin so it doesn't just sit on the top! It claims to last up to 14 hours, my results with this vary on a day to day basis depending what I'm doing: some days do last longer than others, and some I have to reapply powder to my checks and nose.  If you don't know what shade to get, or if you think you're in between shades boots offers a colour match service so you can see which colour foundation suits your skin best! You don't have to pay any extra for this service so it's definitely worth seeing which shade they suggest for you! The foundation itself retails at £13.50 and it does last me about 5 months.


Perfect Light translucent pressed powder. 

To set my foundation and concealer I use a light powder with a 'big fluffy brush' all over my face, I do sometimes have to reapply this through out the day depending on what activities I'm doing! I personally prefer translucent powders because I have really pale skin and sometimes I can't find the perfect colour match for my skin, so this is definitely a good alternative if you can't match a colour with your skin. The Perfect Light translucent pressed powder retails at £11.50.

Lash & Brow Perfecter .

I have thick eyebrows so I don't really feel the need to fill them in with a coloured product, but this Lash & Brow Perfecter is a perfect alternative! It's a clear gel with a small spoolie brush applicator, that's really easy to control how much product you use and where you actually place the product because of how small the brush is. It keeps my eyebrows in place all day and you can't actually see that there's anything on them so it looks really natural but well groomed. This can also be used on your eyelashes if you don't want to use mascara. At £8.50 I have seen other clear eyebrow perfecter on the market but I do tend to pick up all my No.7 make up when it's on 3 for 2 or 'buy one get one half price' at boots!  


Perfectly Bronzed beads. 

If I'm going out somewhere I like to use bronzer to contour my my checks and jaw line using my Perfectly Bronzed beads. The pot contains three different coloured beads one light, one dark and one with a pinky tone. Used for contouring or bronzing these beads are a perfect variety of colours, not to glittery yet not perfectly matte. They don't smudge throughout the day and you can definitely still see the colour after being out and about all day, which is what you definitely want from a bronzer. These retail at £9.95.


Soft Damson Blush Tint Powder.

To add extra colour to my checks I like to use a light blusher! My current favourite is the soft damson natural blush tint powder, which is a really pale pink colour with a slight shimmer! This is a great colour for when you haven't got a tan or if you just want a natural look. This blusher is available in four other colours and in a cream if powder blushers isn't your thing! This retails at £8.00 and considering the packaging for this is really small it's already lasted me about 5 months and I haven't hit pan yet! 


Instant Radiance Highlighter.

A highlighter is definitely my favourite make up item this can really intensify your look! I love that this highlighter is in a stick form so I can just glide it onto my face and blend it out with my fingers! It's a really light gold shimmery colour that's really reflects the light perfectly giving you a really refreshed look! This is perfect for travelling as well because you don't have to take any make up brushes with you so it's really convenient. The retail value for this is £9.95.


I hope you all enjoyed browsing my current 'everyday No.7 make up collection! I've left all the link to the products down below. Thank you for reading! xo.



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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Feeling alone.


Growing up I'd always compared myself to others; especially those in the media! Everyones life seemed more exciting and better in a sense than mine! Everyone was experiencing new things when all I seemed to be doing was the same things everyday! Instagram was full of people going travelling, spending time with friends and generally being happy! Yet all I seemed to be doing was putting myself down and pushing people away.


In primary school I can never remember feeling alone, I always had a huge group of friends around me, we played out in the streets till it got dark and I never seemed to be at home! But in high school things just changed! Friends that I grew up with made new friends, people who I thought would still be there for me was in different classes and I felt like a tiny fish in a huge pond! I joined sports clubs and tried to socialise as much as I could and eventually made a group of new friends that were interested in the same things as me, we went out together to the cinema, for meals and generally just had a laugh! 

As my time in high school went on my group of friends grew and I really started to feel like I fitted in again, I had friends in all my classes I was doing well academically and overall I was really happy! I realised that all my friends lived quite far away from me, so seeing them everyday of the school holidays wasn't realistic but we made the most of everyday that we did something! We went on adventures, did spontaneous things and made some new friends along the way. 

When it got to sixth form things was a lot easier we were all learning to drive and I was fortunate enough that my parents got me a car straight after I passed my test! This meant I could spend a lot more time with my friends because I didn't have to rely on my parents for lifts! I also went on two school trips to Poland and America and we all definitely bonded a lot more, when we came back we all started spending a lot more time together as a group, but also some of my friends started doing things without me which was quite hard for me to deal with because I was used to everyone doing things together! 


Looking back at my time in high school and sixth form there's definitely things I wish I did different; the parties I never went to because I thought my parents would say no, the opportunities I didn't take because I thought I wouldn't like them!  I felt pushed into going to university because that's what everyone else was doing and after a year and a half of forcing myself to go, I just couldn't face being in a room everyday with people who I didn't fit in with, doing a course that I hated! My parents eventually agreed that this was the best decision for me, but I definitely felt like I was failing them! Anxiety played a key role in all of this and I just felt like I was drowning! I'd pushed so many people away I felt like I was left with no one, and now everyone had left to go to universities in different cities I'd never felt more alone! Yes I had my family, and some friends from university but something just didn't seem right! My anxiety started getting worse and I started having panic attacks that just kept happening randomly. I didn't really understand why all of this was happening so suddenly and I spend most nights crying to my parents because I had no career plans, no friends and no one to socialise with! I just didn't know what to do anymore, nothing anyone was saying was helping me and I just felt alone! Everything was going wrong. 



Something had to be done, I cut myself off from social media and started doing things for myself that I used to enjoy; I started baking, I went on walks, went down to the beach and even started building bridges with the people I'd pushed away and this definitely started to help! I told my friends how I felt and got things off my chest which made me feel like I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.  I might not be as close with my friends anymore but I do know that some of them are there for me no matter what! 



 I've definitely learnt that you can't go through life relying on other people to make you happy! If you want it you've got to go get it! Take every opportunity as it comes and you might actually enjoy the outcome. I definitely still have days where I compare myself to everyone and feel alone but that's part of growing up! Everyone has periods in their life where they feel alone, some people experience this at 13, some at 20 there's no right age for this to happen! Some days are going to be better than others and you have to stay strong, tell someone how you feel they might actually be able to help if you're honest with them!  Just please don't give up on yourself, your life is worth far more than being lonely, especially when this does get better over time!



If this post can help just one person out there and assure them that it gets better then that's brilliants, I hope you all enjoyed reading my personal experience of feeling alone and that it can help you in some way, shape or form! Thank you for all of your support! xo. 

Monday, 22 June 2015

Cheaper alternative to teeth whitening?


With Coco white all over Instagram lately, I was intrigued as to how coconut oil can whiten teeth naturally without any harsh chemicals! I've always been afraid of having my teeth whitened at the dentist because I have sensitive teeth and I don't think I could personally bare the pain for slightly whiter teeth, but as this is natural, I set off on my quest to find some pure coconut oil and at just £2.25 for 500ml I had nothing to lose. I did however jump into this idea at the deep end and didn't have a clue how I was meant to use this coconut oil to actually whiten my teeth, so I went back to trusty google and instantly found ways of using this on my teeth. 


Coconut oil. 

One of the suggestions to using this that I found was; to swish around two teaspoons of the oil around your mouth for 10 minutes pushing and pulling it through the gaps between your teeth before brushing your teeth with normal toothpaste! It suggested that you should build up to this amount of time but I couldn't even stomach the oil in my mouth for a minute let alone ten! I kept trying this method every night using less oil for shorter periods of time and just repeating it, but it still made me feel sick because of the strange consistency to the oil. 


Coconut oil. 

The oil itself doesn't have an unpleasant taste providing you actually like coconut which I do, but it is a really thick paste to begin with when you first place it in your mouth and then it then quickly changes to a really thin oil that I just didn't like! Even using just a little bit at a time wasn't working for me so I decided to try a different method mentioned by people who also didn't like the traditional oil pulling method. 


The oil. 


This method was to cover a toothbrush in the oil and simply brush your teeth! I found this a lot easier to do and I also saw a noticeable difference after just a couple of days. I would suggest you buy a cheap tooth brush for this and definitely don't use and electric toothbrush because the oil will clog the brush. I brush my teeth like this for about 2-3 minutes every other night and then swish the remaining oil left in my mouth around before spitting it out. It's definitely easier than the traditional method and the results on me personally worked a lot better because I could keep it in my mouth longer! If you do want a quicker or more of a result you can mix the coconut oil with baking soda which is used in a lot of whitening toothpastes. 


Toothbrush method. 

Swallowing the coconut oil should be kept to a minimum because of the bacteria being collected when using these methods, and ensure after using either method you rinse your mouth throughly with warm water to remove any left over oil before brushing you teeth normally! I prefer to do this at night because I have more time but a lot of website do say that doing this in the morning has higher benefits for oral health. As well as whitening your teeth this is actually a great way to improve your overall oral health as it removes harmful bacterias and improves your gums. 




I would say if you really don't like the taste of coconut then coco white might be a better suggestion because they have three different flavours: light lemon, vanilla swirl and minty fresh which I could've personally handled better to swish around my mouth, but this is a great alternative if you want to try it first before ordering the real thing! Coco white itself retails for £19.99 plus £3.99 postage (within the uk) for 14 sachets so it can be quite expensive long term where are coconut oil is available from every supermarket and health food store and is a lot cheaper. So there is definitely benefits to each option. 

I will continue using this consistently to help me improve my oral health as well as keep my teeth looking whiter, so I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to spend a great deal on whitening there teeth, and also someone who prefers natural things to harsh chemicals. This is also suitable for vegans which can be a problem when using some whitening products. 

Thank you for reading and I hope you found this helpful! xo. 

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