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New Beauty Buy: HiSmile Review


I am obsessed with the thought of having whiter teeth and if I was ever to get any work done to my body, it would be to get veneers. This product has been absolutely everywhere on social media throughout the past year- The promise of whiter teeth from the comfort of your own home? Yes please. I couldn't not buy it.

Before purchasing I read mixed reviews on whether or not the product actually worked, so I thought the best was to just try it out for myself! I have been using it for just under 3 months now, so I thought I'd share my results with you.

The original HiSmile set consists of one mouth guard, an LED light, and 3 gels which make up 6 sessions.You are advised to use the product everyday for 6 days when you first start using it and then a couple of times a week thereafter. Due to this I ordered 2 more boxes of gels so once I finished the first week, I could then continue using the product without waiting for another order. 


You are provided with a colour chart so you can monitor your progress. Before I started my 6 days my teeth were around a shade 4/5 and after the 6 days I noticed that my teeth had actually whitened to around a shade 3! I also had my boyfriend and housemates notice that my teeth had gone whiter without me saying anything, proving that it does make a noticeable change.

However,

After using this product I did start to notice white spots occurring on my teeth which I had never noticed before. I may be wrong but I think this is down to the use of the LED light. I did some research and the use of the LED light can actually do more harm and good to the enamel on your teeth and in actual fact you don't even need to use the light because the ingredients are a natural whitener anyway. Therefore, simply applying the gel to the mouth-guard and keeping it in for 10 minutes will have the same effect! Due to this I've ditched the LED light. 

I now use my HiSmile once every week to maintain the colour. My teeth have not continued to turn whiter than a 3, but if I was to use it everyday for another 6 days I think they might. Overall I would recommend this product to anyone looking to brighten their smile in a fast, cost effective way!

Have you tried HiSmile?

My Favourite Calvin Klein Clothing Pieces

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Calvin Klein is a brand that without meaning to, I have subconsciously found myself constantly purchasing from, from bralettes to underwear to clothing. Since I'm always adding to my collection I thought I'd share my favourite Calvin Klein clothing pieces so you can share my obsession too and find some pieces to add to your wardrobe!





This two piece lounge set was from CK's "Body" Collection which was endorsed by a campaign featuring the Kardashians. 

The bralette is still in stock and is priced at £30, however the joggers which were priced at around £60 are no longer on the website, however there are some monogram joggers which are similar.










CK's printed tee's have become so popular in the last year as they are simple pieces which can be styled with anything and everything. 

I recently bought the white version for £45 for my holiday to Barcelona after I accidentally put my black version of it in the wash with something red which ended up staining the white print (I'm still learning all this adult stuff.)









This swimsuit was my go-to, holy grail all throughout last summer and it will probably continue to be throughout this year too.

Triangle shaped bikinis are my favourite as they offer support but also look stylish. The contrast of the red, black and white on this particular bikini makes it look amazing on and stand out.

Unfortunately CK no longer stocks this colour, however it does stock the style (intense power) in an army green, pink or black.

Bikini top - £42
Bikini bottoms - £38


What are your favourite CK pieces?

What's In My Bag


These types of posts are a classic. Everyone's got that nosy side to them and I must admit, I love reading posts like these. Since I've moved to university I've found that I carry around way more things in my bag than I did 3 years ago (I actually can't believe that I've been blogging on and off for around 3 years...what), so I thought I'd give you an update into what I carry in my Colette Hayman handbag.

Purse: For ages I was carrying around a battered purse which was full to the brim with receipts and loose change. Last month my boyfriend decided enough was enough and bought me a new Fiorelli one, which I've promised not to overfill! What I love about this purse is that it has a little pouch at the back so I can put my most used cards in there which makes it easier to get out when paying. Anything for a little bit of convenience. 

Planner and Pen: I've never known my life to be so hectic. I have a constant to-do list in between going to uni, managing deadlines, going to work and trying to keep on top of blogging! There's always something popping up in my head that I've forgotten to do, so I carry my planner around with me everywhere. I use the CGD planner and honestly, it has changed my life. There is a whole page dedicated to tasks for the day and then space for you to plan out meals, expenses, shopping lists, exercise, notes and even how much water intake you're getting a day! It's so useful to have literally everything in one handy, aesthetically pleasing book. 

Keys: Pretty self explanatory. I don't want to be locked out of my house. 

Tissues and Tablets: I don't know whats going on with my immune system this year but it seems like since we've jumped into 2019 my body's been going into meltdown with all sorts of problems from the flu to tonsillitis to chest infections! Carrying tissues and tablets around is a must for this part of the year.

Lip Salve and Hand Cream: The Winter is havoc for making my skin dry. To be honest I carry lip salve around with me all year round because I'm obsessed with it and I am constantly applying it to my lips, but I only carry round hand cream with me in the Winter. I am currently using L'Occitane Intensive Hand Balm for very dry skin. This stuff is amazing for moisturising, however it does smell like baby wipes which I'm not too keen on... At 150ml this product is sure to last me all Winter and even going into Spring, so I always have it on me.

Umbrella: I live in Manchester and it's Winter. Do I need to say any more?

Sunglasses: Quite a contradiction to the umbrella, but with the weather the UK has had the past month it can be torrential rain one second and blinding sun the next. I'm not complaining though, I don't mind a 12 month Summer...

Phone and Headphones: Obviously I have my phone glued to my side 24/7 like most other people. Since I travel to work, uni, London and abroad a lot I always make sure that I have at least 2 pairs of headphones with me at all times, just in case one pair breaks or I forget to bring some with me. But I'm not yet stunting with Airpods...

Chewing Gum: I like to eat a lot, and no one likes bad breath. 

What do you carry in your bag?

3 Entrepreneurs Who Provide Endless Girlboss Inspiration


We live in a day in age where women have the freedom to do and be whatever they want and this has resulted in some headstrong, powerful women to excel in what they do and make a name for themselves despite criticism and struggles that got thrown their way. I think it's so important to support other women and congratulate their successes, especially as women tend to have a label of being jealous of other women - something we need to work together and change the perception of. So in honour of International Women's Day I've chosen 3 female entrepreneurs who provide endless girlboss inspiration to show that anything is achievable if you put hard work and focus into it! (And that we don't need no men to help us get there!)


PATRICIA BRIGHT

Recently there has been a lot of attention on the struggles of becoming a black influencer after certain YouTubers and Instagram stars have come out and shared their experiences. Despite this, Patricia Bright has managed to become a brand in her own right and rack up an impressive following of 2.7 million YouTube subscribers, close to 1m Instagram followers and be featured in magazines such as Glamour and campaigns with brands such as Bobbi Brown!

Patricia is very open about how she faced judgement from those at work and others when they found out about her online presence, something which she tried to keep a secret at first, and uses her experience to help others build confidence in what they do. She is both beauty and brains as she holds an accounting and finance degree and doesn't let that go to waste as she uses it to educate others on how they should invest and save their money (YouTube videos that I have watched many times and are so helpful!)

Along with being a highly successful entrepreneur who it has been said makes 6 figures a year, she is also a wife and a mother to a gorgeous baby girl. Patricia recently came out with a book this year, Heart and Hustle, which contains her story and tips on building a brand and achieving your dreams. Definitely one to read and definitely a woman to watch!

MICHELLE OBAMA

Michelle Obama is the true definition of a girlboss and is a woman who shows that success isn't measured on how much money you own or if you own your own business. 

Michelle's success is completely separate from her husbands (Barack Obama, in case you haven't already made the connection...) While her husband shows endless support for his wife, she has individually fought for what she believes in and made a name for herself by herself by campaigning for feminism, racial injustice and even childhood obesity. 

Despite her status, she is a very humble woman who is keen to show the world that she is no different or superior to others, something she has shown in her book, Becoming.

She is really a woman who fights for making the word an equal and better place for everyone and is one of the most successful black women in history. True girlboss inspiration! 


SOPHIA AMORUSO

Sophia Amoruso is the woman who made the term girlboss so famous with her book "#GirlBoss". This book inspired me so much and I recommend it to anyone who wants to start their own brand but feels overwhelmed or frightened at the concept.

In her book Sophia explains how becoming an entrepreneur and setting up her own business was never an easy rise and actually an accident! She was hired, fired, and then tried to raise extra cash by selling clothes on Ebay in her spare time - Something which rapidly increased in sales and has now turned into one of the biggest online clothing retailers, Nasty Gal.

She has a no-nonsense, straight to the point mentality which is both respectable and hilarious. She has taught millions who have read her book that being a girlboss is nowhere near easy and that most of the time you'll feel like you're getting nowhere and wont know what you're doing- but perseverance is key and dedication works off!

Her journey has also been turned into a Netflix series called, you guessed it, Girlboss. Sophia Amoruso truly lives, breathers and hustles the term. 

Who do you think is an inspiring girlboss?

The Ultimate List Of Online Clothing Shops


Nothing beats shopping for clothes from the comfort of your bed with a cup of tea (or wine if you're more like me...) But sometimes it can get quite stressful. It can seem like you've looked through every online brand's website and still haven't found the perfect outfit that you put together in your head. I've been there one too many times, so I thought I'd put together the ultimate list of online shops so you'll be able to find the perfect outfit for every occasion, and avoid last minute outfit meltdowns! 


PrettyLittleThing
Missguided
Motel Rocks
Oh Polly
Missy Empire
Baby Boo Fashion
Pink Boutique
Rebellious Fashion
Meshki
Tiger Mist
ISawItFirst
In The Style
My Bandage Dress
Misspap
Mistress Rocks
Dress Me Zee
Boohoo
Lasula
Fashion Nova
The Fashion Bible

What are your favourite online stores?

My Perfume Collection


I can't be the only one who's constantly mixing up my fragrances according to the day/night I'm going to have, right?  I'm always on the hunt for new fragrances which leaves me with a bunch of different ones, so I thought I would share some I'm currently using!  

Givenchy – Very Irresistible
I’m pretty sure there’s nothing left in this perfume bottle... But it’s one of those fragrances which I can't justify chucking out, but also can’t justify repurchasing! This scent has a very floral smell to it, and is perfect for both night and day. 

Zara – Oriental
This is my holy grail low priced perfume, and whoever knows me knows that I'm forever raving about it. If you haven’t already, you need to go into Zara and try their perfumes because they are super affordable and actually last a good while! My main tip for this perfume however is to spray onto clothes rather than the skin as the scent clings onto clothes for longer. (I’m pretty sure this goes for all perfumes, but since this one isn’t as strong as higher-end ones, it applies more...)

Dolce and Gabbana – The One
I mean, hasn’t everyone owned this perfume at one point? This is the strongest smelling perfume I own which means it has lasted me aaaaages because I can’t spray too much without giving myself a headache. I love Dolce and Gabbana fragrances and also own Dolce and Gabbana, Lady Million, which is more of a daytime scent compared to The One, which is more for an evening use. 

DNKY – Be Delicious
This is a perfume I’ve had for years and if I’m being honest, I’m not too keen on. For me, the scent is too musty smelling and is probably something I'd except older women to wear. This is the type of fragrance that you use just to get rid of, so I only apply it if I’m going to the shop or just having a day around the house. I won’t be repurchasing.

Givenchy – L’interdit
I saved the best until last. By a mile, this is my favourite high-end scent. I received this perfume as a gift for my birthday last year and before that I had never smelt or even heard of this perfume. But it's changed the game for me. As you can see from the photo I’ve basically ran out, but I will definitely be repurchasing!

What are your favourite perfumes?

Books I'm Currently Flipping Between


I've never been someone who's big into reading, but over the past year I've made it my goal to pick up a book and try to read as much as I can. I'm actually doing quite well at it at the moment, but I've realised that I can't stay focused on one book for too long, so I find myself flipping between books depending on what I feel like reading each day. 

I'm currently reading books based around personal development alongside one fiction, so I thought I'd share which ones I've been flipping between and also my thoughts on them!

Overnight Success - Maria Hatzistefanis

This book has been by far the most inspiring out of them all. Maria Hatzistedanis, founder of beauty company Rodial, shares all the ups and downs that she faced while getting her business off the ground and also shares essential tips of running a business, such as social media, working with influencers, and the best ways to market your brand in the ever changing technological world. Definitely a read for all those girlbosses out there!



Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

Here I go again about the law of attraction... I had seen this book mentioned absolutely everywhere from blogs to YouTube videos to podcasts, so me being me, I had to jump on the bandwagon and what all of the buzz was about.
After reading The Secret I was able to grasp from early on in the book that the main message is based around the power of visualisation and implementation. This theme is something Napoleon Hill tries to get his readers to figure out throughout the book, and because of this I found that a lot of the content was very repetitive causing me to lose interest. 
I'm currently just under half way through this book and finding it hard to get fully into. However once I finish it, I may have a whole different view on it which I might update you all about in another post. 



Get Your Sh*t Together - Sarah Knight

This is the holy grail book for the ultimate lazy girl (like myself) who needs a huge kick up the butt to start getting everything they need to do on their endless to-do list done and start getting on with their life. I've found this book highly motivational as Sarah Knight writes in a no-nonsense tone and tells you how it is, which makes you look at how you spend your time and gives you a massive slap in the face with a reality check. 



A Stranger In The House - Shari Lapena

I'm not going to lie, I wasn't a massive fan of this book. I managed to finish it last month and all throughout reading it I found it a bit long winded. This is the only fiction book that I have been reading recently and it's definitely allowed me to confirm that I prefer non-fiction. Without giving too much away, the story-line is based on a woman who gets into a car crash, loses her memory due to amnesia, and then finds herself caught up in a murder investigation... But you know that feeling you get when movies and books have a bad ending? I think this is the worst one I've ever experienced. Definitely not a fan. 

What are the book you're currently flipping between? 

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