If any of you lot follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my weekends are mostly dedicated to pancakes, pretty baths, pamper sessions, Netflix, more carbs than are socially acceptable and the occasional shopping trip. Basically what I’m saying is, I like to leave my bed less on a weekend than Kanye likes to be in a room full of people who don’t want to talk about him. But last weekend I got on my gladrags – lol at consistently saying phrases that make me sound 120 years old – and headed down to the Glamour Beauty Festival with my faves, Philips (who were the main sponsor for the festival FYI), to check out what’s new, chat to some beauty experts about how to get the best out of some of my products, mingle with fellow beauty lovers and basically just have a really bloody lovely saturday.
I also spent most of my time fangirling over the Philips Lumea – which you guys already know I adore – and the new Sonicare DiamondClean smart to anyone that would listen.
Because I’m super cool. Obviously…
So as I mentioned, the Philips Lumea Prestige has been a product that I’ve used and loved for a long time now. In short, it’s an at-home IPL (Intense Pulse light) which is designed to provide a tailored hair removal solution for all parts of the body meaning us ladies (and guys) can experience the feeling of continuously hair free skin (I.E THE BLOODY DREAM) for up to 8 weeks. It’s been clinically proven to remove hair growth up to a whopping 92% when used every 2 weeks within an 8 week period and works by applying gentle pulses of light and heat to the hair root/follicle which gradually reduces the amount of hair that your body grows.
There are so many reasons why I bloody love this piece of genius (alongside 1.5million other women, now there’s a stat for you), not only because it helps me not be such a humongous Hairy Mary (no you’re sexy) but also because it’s just so easy to use which means it really easily fits into your day to day life, and it has a SmartSkin sensor which basically works by assessing your skin tone and determining which setting will work best for you. Once you’ve got your setting, you’re ready to go. The back of the product also has a white light too to let you know when it’s ready to treat so you really can’t go wrong.
Let’s be honest, if I can figure it out, anyone can.
As I said back in May, within 2/3 sessions I already noticed that a lot of my hair hadn’t grown back at all and after using it for another 8 sessions nearly all of my hair was totally non existent. Nearly a year on, I still love it just as much as I did nearly a year ago (where has the time flown?). For numerous reasons, travel, lol being so single and therefore slightly lazy with looking after myself… there were points where I couldn’t use it so much and did notice some regrowth but as soon as I got back on to it, it has worked like a total dream every time.
It’s funny isn’t it, there’s a bit of a stigma around hair and yet for me, being hair free is one of the few things that instantly makes me feel 10x more confident and ready for the day/night/whatever I’m up to. So yeah, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m still more than just a little bit obsessed with this 😉
Ok, so I am pretty excited to sink my teeth into telling you about this next product.
It’s a toothbrush. Sink your teeth. Get it? Get it?
Lol, won’t be giving up my day job any time soon…
But yeah, after trialling the new Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush I can officially say that I am obsessed with a toothbrush (if that’s wrong, then you know I don’t even want to be right). Described as a complete healthy mouth system bringing you the latest in Philips Sonicare innovation and a new range of high performance brush heads, this, honestly gal and guy pals, is the Ryan Gosling of toothbrushes.
So, now might be a good time to take a seat because I’ve got a fact for ya. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart removes up to 10x more plaque than a normal toothbrush, with up to 100% better stain removal within 3 days, and up to 7x better gum health in just two weeks.
I know. I know.
The Smart sensor technology in the brush provides personalised coaching and guidance and just helps you feel like you’re actually making the most of the brush by focusing on the areas that really need it and therefore giving you confidence in your smile (nothing is more attractive to me than a beautiful smile). I have to say, every single time I use it, I genuinely feel more and more confident in how my teeth look and feel. Apart from not being a total hairy mary, the other one thing that gives me a boost is having a bright smile because let’s face it, your teeth/mouth is pretty much the first thing people see when they speak to you, so I honestly cannot even tell you what a difference this has made.
Now bring on all those Bumble dates.
Lol, just kidding.
*insert upside down emoji here*
But it really is incredible. It actually makes me look forward to brushing my teeth which yes probably means I need to get out more but it’s just the truth.
And I think that’s probably my cue to wrap this up. In case you couldn’t tell, I absolutely adore both products and credit them hugely for giving me more confidence in my appearance and how I feel in myself so I can’t wait to hear your thoughts if you’ve tried them/try them.