Nads Moisturising Hair Removal Creme

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Here’s a less glamorous topic for you today, but nonetheless one that most of us ladies will want to know about. Hair removal isn’t usually something we talk about openly, yet there’s so many different options. Most of the time I just use my Venus razors, it’s quick and convenient and easy to do when you’re having a shower or bath anyway. The only problem with shaving is that it is irritating to the skin and hair grows back so quickly and can often be irritating to the skin too.

So, when I’m after a longer lasting hair removal method I go for hair removal cream, I’m too chicken to wax. Can’t afford to wax professionally and my experience of waxing at home has been messy and painful, I’m just not that dedicated to hair removal to deal with the fussing.

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This time I decided to give a different brand a go and try out Nads (yes, I know that name is funny) Moisturising Hair Removal Crème. This product is the usual format, you smooth onto the skin, wait an allocated amount of time and remove. The Nads Hair Removal crème is applied with your hands, which is quite messy, so you might want to have a sink full of water at the ready for hand rinsing. It’s pretty difficult to dispense the product from the bottle when you’ve got crème everywhere.

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The product consistency is thick and smooth, therefore pleasant and easy to apply by hand, as with most hair removal creams it does have a weird smell, but I don’t think that’s something you can get around. The bottle recommends waiting a maximum of 10 minutes and for me, the maximum time is required, so I’d recommend the same for most people. You then remove the cream using the included sponge. The sponge has a soft side for removing and a rough exfoliating side, which is a nice feature, however, it’s quite small so a bit time consuming to use, I prefer the scraper that comes with other products personally.

Anyway, it’s a decent product for a hair removal cream, but for me I think I’m going to still stick to shaving because I’m lazy and it works for me. Being blonde, I’m lucky that hair isn’t often very noticeable so I can get away without constant hair removal. Now I’m thinking I’m at risk of TMI, so I’m going to stop there.

What’s your hair removal method of choice?

Have you tried anything from Nads?

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Scaramouche & Fandango Face Scrub

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Skin care is not really a subject that comes up in conversation a lot, at least not with my circle
of friends or unless it is somehow related to taking care of the latest tattoo someone has had carved into them.

So, when Scaramouche & Fandango sent me their face scrub I just kind of sat and looked at it for a while, I imagine the same way a caveman looked at fire for the first time, not quite knowing what to expect or if this somehow made me less of a man in any way possible. But the back of the tub says it helps skin fight against signs of fatigue and considering my recent tour diet and alcohol consumption, this can only be a good thing, right? In fact anything that helps it seem like I’m not constantly hung-over gets two thumbs up from me.

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 The tub looks smart, slick matt black with purple lettering and a smaller white description of the product. Its true that if you decide to take this out and about with you your mates might make digs at the purple, but lets face it, they would already be taking the piss at the fact you have face scrub on you, so who gives a shit right?

The description says it contains micro beads and exfoliating prickly extract. Now, I have no clue what micro beads are, but they sound cool as fuck, plus “exfoliating” is a fun word to say. Then there’s the prickly pear. For some reason this just reminds me of the little tubs of baby food you give kids, which by the way, is definitely too yummy to just feed to babies and toothless old retirees.

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Regardless, it contains good stuff that helps clean your pores and get rid of all the crap. So, I gave it a go and have continued to do so for the past couple of weeks. Following the instructions on the back of the tub I work the product into my face and neck in circular motions and then rinse with warm water … If you close your eyes and imagine someone else doing it it’s actually pretty relaxing, plus it doesn’t leave you with a guilty feeling when your done.

It still doesn’t come up in conversation with my friends, but it seems to be doing my skin good, so the product stays and gets thumbs up from me 🙂

Know of any other guys diving into skin care for the first time?

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The Bluebeards Revenge Eau de Toilette

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For someone who likes skating and going to sweaty gigs, I also quite appreciate smelling nice. Nothing quite like trying to watch your favourite band and being distracted by the horrible odour coming off the person waving his arms next to you. So I was rather excited to try out the Eau de toilette that The Bluebeards Revenge sent my way.

They describe it as a natural spray and do not really give much more description as to what you can expect, this might be for the best as anything too flowery (be in in odour or written form) could have their targeted macho audience running to the hills. Lets face it, no rugby player wants to smell of roses.

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The box and bottle are also designed to keep the macho ego at check. A blue box with a big skull and cross bone is not going to get any sniggers from the big burly men I generally travel with, in fact its just the kind of cologne they would be happy to use too. Aesthetic may not seem very important to you right now, but just wait until your in a lockeroom after playing your sport of choice, surrounded by your mates who would like nothing more than to take the piss out of your girly perfume bottle. With The Bluebeards revenge that wont happen.

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Describing the smell is difficult. Its fresh, nice, outdoorsy?It last a good amount of time and does not irritate my skint. Basically, I like it and would continue using it! Really looking forward to reviewing some of the other products they sent my way.

Any other tips on how I can look manly whilst smelling good?

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Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Oil Review

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As I continue to mention, I’m pretty rubbish when it comes to styling hair, I wish I was better as I would love to be able to do vintage style up dos and waves. Last week I went to a Bumble and Bumble event with Smashbox and had my hair done in the most perfect style, all done with Bumble products and just some straighteners. Here’s some snaps from the event to show you, it was such a fun night!

Photobooth action with Aisling and Gemma, I love photobooths, I wish all events had them as it’s so fun!

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Here’s me mid hair do, the stylist highly disapproved of my DIY fringe trim and dodgy hair dye job. In this photo my shade is Garnier Nutrisse Intense Copper.

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Me and Aisling fooling around in shades at Ping Pong after the event. I stole Gemma’s shade and Aisling is wearing Prada, of course!

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Check out the back of my head! You can see the excellent chunk of hair that I missed dying with my DIY dye job. Oops. But really, look at how amazing this hair straightener created vintage style wave is! Wish I could recreate this. But if I can’t even dye the back of my head I doubt I can style it.

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Here’s my favourite Bumble and Bumble product at the moment, it’s a simple one and super easy to use so I can’t really do wrong with it. It looks scary in it’s fluro orange bottle, but never fear that’s just the colour of the plastic and not actually the product, because let’s be honest, that would be weird. It come in a handy pump bottle, which is easy to use and dispenses without any mess.

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It’s a clear oil that feels lightweight and non-greasy. It has a lovely sweet scent a little like coconut. It contains a nourishing blend of Sweet Almond, Coconut and Safflower Oil and contains a UV filter and heat protection ingredients. You can use it on wet hair prior to styling or on dry hair to smooth and finish hair. I’ve been using it on my dry ends to smooth crispy ends! I use a lot of hair oils and this is the best one I’ve found so far. It’s not too heavy, so you have a smaller risk of a greasy accident. You only need a little too, so it will last you a long time. Really recommend this oil, it’s lovely.

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What are your favourite hair oils? 

What do you like from Bumble and Bumble?

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Our Trip to Canada

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If you didn’t know already, last week, hubby and I were in Toronto, Canada celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. We stayed at the beautiful Fairmont Royal York hotel in the centre of Toronto and enjoy super lovely, warm weather for the entire week. Thought I would share some of our snaps with you.

If you scroll through our holiday photos, you’ll see that we ate a lot of yummy food. Check out this bargain of a breakfast, from Fran’s Dinner, we ate there three times. This was a standard pancake breakfast, costing only $10, which is about £7! I had mine with raspberries cooked into them and then lots of maple syrup and butter. Yummm.

Now then, I am surely not a sports fan at all. However, because I’m a nice wife, I went to see a Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Mets  Baseball game on the Sunday. I’m surprised to say that it was actually a lot of fun! So much more entertaining than any British sport. Love my Blue Jays shirt that we bought and enjoyed the cheerleaders and all the competitions that were run during the game. So much fun, would recommend this experience to anyone. Only problem was, due to an unexpected length of time sat outside in the sun, I burnt my scalp, yuck! Should have bought a hat.

Anyone who knows us, will know that when we go on holiday it’s all about the food! And this holiday was no different, check out our little food shop. Moutain Dew, Swedish Fish and Twizzlers to name a few must haves! We are both a bit obsessed with American/Canadian culture, so love shopping for snacks and even watching TV over there, this trip, we became obsessed with two TV shows: Storage Wars and Duck Dynasty, hope they land on UK TV soon!

A trip to Toronto wouldn’t be complete without visiting nearby Niagara Falls! You can visit from America too, but everyones says that the Canadian side is best! We were really surprised to see that the area surrounding the falls is actually really built up, Clifton Hill is full of tacky seaside attractions and reminded us of Blackpool, luckily we like things like that, but yet, big surprise! Here’s me, looking like a duck according to the hubby on the Journey Behind the Falls, we also did the Maid in the Mist boat trip to the falls to and got soaked!

I’ve got a gazillion other photos, but thought I’d share this one of Matt at Johnny Rocket’s Diner, off Toronto’s version of Time Square. Don’t know why, but when the waitress had finished at our table she drew a smiley face onto a plate with ketchup, so I couldn’t resist this photo.

One of our favourite films is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which is set in Toronto, so during our trip we were on the look out for scenes from the film, I even dip dyed my hair blue before the trip as a homage to the character, Ramona. We didn’t spot too many things from the film, but we visited Casa Loma which features heavily in a scene from the film. You can see the castle in the background of this photo, one of my fave photos of us together on this trip.

Have you been to Canada? Where are you going on holiday this year?

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