Friday, 31 October 2014

Crest Whitening Strips Review - Day One

So, following on from yesterday's post regarding my Crest Whitening Strips review, I have now used Crest Whitening Strips Professional Effects for the first time and must say they were very easy to apply and seem to have made a difference on first use.

The top image shows my teeth before the treatment, with the second picture showing them after.

Unfortunately with a front-facing camera the quality isn't great - or very flattering - but I will try my best to keep all of the images consistent to try and demonstrate the results as best I can. I am going to continue using the Crest Whitening Strips and will post a new picture in a few days' time to show how the whitening has (hopefully) progressed.

I have not suffered any sensitivity so far, but will also post should this or anything else significantly change. I have now started using sensitive toothpaste as a precaution so hopefully this will help.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Crest Whitening Strips Professional Effects - Teeth Whitening Newcastle

My first post regarding Crest Whitening Strips Professional Effects:

I've been considering teeth whitening for quite a while now but have always refrained due to mixed reviews from friends who have had this done. I'd spoken to numerous people about just about every product and treatment possible, from at-home kits and laser whitening to bleaching and dentist-performed whitening.

One of the main products that had been mentioned, with primarily good reviews, was Crest Whitening Strips - a product that is currently only available online or in America. Following my recent trip to the States, I decided to purchase the Professional Effects line of this product and give it a go myself.

I've spent hours searching for reviews about Crest Whitening Strips and felt it may be beneficial to log my progress for others who are thinking of using this product in the hope that it would help provide some guidance to those who are considering using this too.

As mentioned, I bought the Luxe Professional Effects treatment, a product that is said to remove 14 years of stains on completion of the treatment. The product is applied once daily for up to 20 days. The duration of use is dependent on the level of whitening required.

I also bought the Gentle Routine strips as I was told they were good for general maintenance once the treatment was complete.

Just to give a background on my teeth: I do not generally suffer any sensitivity, have never worn braces or had any major dental treatment previously. This is also my first whitening treatment.

One of the key reasons I was reluctant to use this product was that it may make my teeth sensitive, however the packaging claims that any sensitivity would be temporary so I've decided to give it a go.

I am going to use the Crest Whitening Strips for the first time tonight so will update my blog with a post detailing my first treatment soon, followed by subsequent blogs detailing the milestones of the treatment and any other information that may be beneficial to those using the product. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Places to visit in Vegas

I have just returned from a fantastic trip to Las Vegas and wanted to share some of my key recommendations for those visiting, or thinking of visiting, this fantastic city.


The Flamingo Hotel
We travelled in a group of eight (four couples) and stayed at the Flamingo Hotel. We had received a fantastic deal on the hotel and we extremely impressed with its location and facilities. I'd heard mixed reports about the Flamingo but we were placed in a room that had recently been refurbished meaning we had fantastic facilities and a great view of the strip. For those looking for somewhere central to stay I could not recommend this hotel more. It's right on the strip and walking distance to all main attractions.


The Wynn

On our second day we decided to visit the Wynn hotel for a buffet dinner. Priced at around $60 per person, the package included unlimited food and drink. We arrived at around 5.30pm and the food available was fantastic, with almost any dish imaginable available including sushi, seafood, pizza and pasta, grilled meats, salads, enchiladas and some fantastic desserts. From memory, I believe this offer runs from 3pm-10pm.

Located in the Venetian, TAO offers high quality Asian fusion food. The atmosphere and surroundings of TAO are fantastic and the food was fantastic - especially our starters. Although it's not cheap, I'd definitely recommend TAO for those looking for something a bit different.

Yard House
Located close to the new LINQ hotel (and Las Vegas' version of the London Eye) was the Yard House Sports Bar. Offering an extensive menu, we enjoyed lunch here on two occasions and everyone who ate all thoroughly enjoyed their food. The Yard House also offers 150 craft beers and an extensive cocktail menu for those who are looking for a good place for drinks. Sports are also shown in this bar daily.


Located at the top of the Palms Resort, Ghostbar (pictured above) offers fantastic views across Las Vegas. The music was fantastic and the bar was very lively with a Club-style feel. I would 100% recommend this for those who are looking for a good night out in a truly unique setting.

Piano Bar
Located in New York, New York, the Piano Bar offered a bit of an alternative night out. Playing live music all night, the Piano Bar was quite lively when we visited and boasted a great atmosphere. It was a bit of a contrast to the others listed above but definitely worth a visit if passing, just make sure you have your dancing shoes on!

Located in the Bellagio, Hyde offers fantastic views of the iconic dancing fountains. The bar opened at 5pm and we arrived early to ensure we had a seat with a good view. Famous for its Bellinis, this bar is definitely worth a visit. The fountains are on every 30 minutes until 7pm and every 15 minutes thereafter.

Our view from Hyde at the Bellagio

We visited far too many places to mention but those listed above were definitely some of the highlights. Please feel free to leave a comment if you'd like further information or any other recommendations. 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Fenwick Warehouse Sale - October 2014

Fenwick is hosting a warehouse sale this weekend, offering up to 70% off furniture, televisions, electrical, linens, cookware and prams. I attended the sale a few years ago after buying my first house and managed to pick up various of pieces of furniture at a fraction of the usual cost.

For those who haven't been before, the Fenwick Warehouse Sale address is:

Mylord Crescent
Camperdown Trading Estate (located close to Killingworth)
NE12 5SP

The warehouse is open from 8am to 4pm this Saturday (11th October). From experience I'd recommend arriving early as there was a lot already sold when we got there at 11am.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Adidas Discount Code - October 2014

Just a quick post to let you know that Adidas is offering 25% off everything on its website for 24 hours from midnight on Tuesday, 7th October.

The discount can be redeemed by entering the code 'friends' at the point of checkout.

Happy shopping! 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

French Connection Discount Code October 2014 - Fashion Blog

French Connection is currently offering 20% off online until midnight on Sunday, 5th October 2014.

The discount can be redeemed online by using the code STY20.

As the winter weather starts setting in it may be a good opportunity to purchase some winter jumpers as they have a great collection in-store at the moment.

Happy shopping!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Chanel Eyebrow Kit Review - Beauty Blog

In preparation for my wedding in July, I decided to buy a full new set of make-up for use on the day. One of the key products I needed was an eyebrow pencil as, having tried many different brands and options, I still hadn't found a product I was completely happy with.

After several recommendations I decided to purchase Chanel's eyebrow kit, Le Sourcil De Chanel. This was a deviation from my standard eyebrow pencil, as the kit comes with three powders that can be blended to achieve the perfect colour and thickness depending on individual preferences.

The Chanel eyebrow kit includes a set of (very good) tweezers, a brush to tidy the brows and a brush to properly apply the product.

I was slightly concerned that the product may not be ideal for day-to-day use due to the application process, however I've since found it takes no longer than a standard pencil. Additionally, it allows the opportunity to change the look of your brows depending on the look you're trying to achieve.

One of the other key benefits of the Chanel eyebrow kit is that it literally lasts all day due to the highly concentrated mineral pigments within the powder - that is definitely a bonus.

The Le Sourcil De Chanel kit cost me £43 however based on the amount of product required per application I can imagine it will be a long time before I need to replace this!