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NEW PRODUCT ALERT | #LeeStaffordBrushes*


LAUNCHING TODAY [30TH OCTOBER] AT BOOTS

This is not even a drill, this fun collection of beautifully designed, bright pink brushes holds the answer to all your hair styling woes. Whether you want to introduce a bit of volume to your locks, detangle it after a bit of a big night or diffuse your curls; Lee's got ya. 

I can't wait to show you guys how I use these pink styling tools of glory in my beauty regime and the effects they can achieve [even on my dead, straw-esque locks] - but for now, here's an overview of each brush, what it does and why you need itMr Stafford done good. Dead good. #LeeStaffordBrushes

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

Award winning celebrity hairdresser [and all round babe] Lee Stafford is excited to announce that he is launching a new brush range, exclusive to Boots. The range is designed by Lee to help you achieve salon-worthy styles at home; with ceramic technology to help combat frizz and give your hair beautiful shine.

From his hero product - the Tangle Terminator - to backcombing and a comb to brush out curls, the range has everything you need. Here's a little overview [and obv, about 3 million photos] of what you can expect to see in the new collection.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

Big and Bouncy Brush*, RRP £11.49

Yaaaaaaas Lee, this brush fulfils everything my hair dreams are made of! Described as being your new BFF for creating big, beautiful hair; this brush is the perfect addition to your blowdrying regime - breathing volume and bounce into lack-lustre locks. Like mine. Flat as a pancake, mate. My roots are pathetic, lol. It boasts ceramic technology and a heat retaining barrel; teamed with an ultimate grip handle and flexible bristles, so you have complete control over the end look.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

The Backcomber*, RRP £5.49

I'm SO EXCITED to start properly using this - my hair is flat AF at the roots and needs either a miracle or an intense injection of volume inserting into it asap. This comb promises to give ya bigger, fatter, fuller hair... simply plump it, lift it and build da volume! I've always been sh*te at backcombing my hair, but I LOVE the looks I've seen other bloggers achieve on YouTube with this gamechanging skill... so brace yourself for the inevitable strengthening of my hair game.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

The Baby Paddle*, RRP £4.99

How cute is this baby brush?! Perfect to pop in your handbag - and small enough to slip into a clutch bag for a night out, The Baby Paddle [with its added ceramic technology] will help you combat static any time, anywhere! Ideal for quick fixes and hair emergencies - my hair always gets pure tangled when I'm out throwing shapes on the dancefloor, so I'm glad that this baby's got my back moving forward!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

Tangle Terminator*, RRP £13.99

This brush is so unique and cleverly designed. It uses swinging plate technology to move with your hair as it detangles; which means it doesn't pure rag ya head on those badly knotted days. It glides, detangles and smooths frizz - without damaging your tresses. I've never seen anything quite like it - but with the permanent disaster zone / bird's nest that is my hair, I'm super glad I've discovered it now!!


Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

Comb It Out*, RRP £5.49

I've already used this comb a fair few times - it's perfect for detangling and teasing out curls, for a more natural look. I quite often have my tresses curled or wavy... and sometimes I do accidentally go a little overboard with the wand & end up looking like I've stuck my entire hand into a plug socket. So this  handy tool helps comb the intense spirals through and leaves them looking a little more relaxed and natural. Can be used on wet or dry hair.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

No matter what your style, this fab new collection has a brush to suit your needs. There's actually a few more options available too, than just the brushes I have here - including the Big Smoothing Brush [RRP £10.99], The Daddy Paddle [RRP £10.99], The Big Smoothing Brush [RRP £10.99] and The Big Shower Comb [RRP £5.99] .. but you'll have to head into Boots to see those beauties in action!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Lee Stafford's NEW Range of Hair Brushes #LeeStaffordBrushes Review

If you like what you see [and let's face it, these brushes are sexy AF!] don't forget to check out your local Boots store, or head to their website to browse the range. These brushes are fantastic quality and feel amaaaaazing to touch - my boy Lee has slayed once again with his hot designs and impeccable functionality. 

And with a whole new collection of brushes now in my life, I guess I don't have much of an excuse to not brush my hair as much anymore. I may well have to bid my tramp life goodbye!


What's your favourite Lee Stafford product? Which of his new brushes do you think you'd get the most use out of?
*This post contains PR samples, but all opinions and odes to Lee are 100% my own

Periods, Beauty & Betty*


Well, when I first started blogging; I never for a minute imagined that I'd be creating flatlays with tampons - but here we are. I'm here today to introduce you to a subscription box with a twist; something which I truly believe is a frigging fab idea and like, can't understand why hasn't this been a thing for longer?! 

This brightly coloured, jam-packed flatlay is the contents of September's Bettybox* - the UK's first monthly subscription box for all things period related. It costs just £12.99 a month to sign up with our gal Betty - with free postage too; making it one of the best value subscription services on the market. And you're not tied into any pure never-ending contract by joining; like some beauty boxes [who shall not be named in this post] try to get away with!

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

Although primarily aimed at younger people, this box comes legit crammed full of goodies - so if you like the surprise of a subscription box and you menstruate, it's like combining two ideal concepts into one brightly coloured box. If you have periods, you'll need to buy sanitary products [which let's face it, aren't that cheap!!] so combine that cost - with a smidge extra for a few beauty goodies to cheer you up around your TOTM - and Bettybox works out at insanely good value for money. Their website & written content is definitely created for a younger audience [encouraging chat getting them used to periods, puberty and pads] - but I think that's a really positive thing and cannot applaud this concept enough.

I - as a twenty-something-year-old - would happily subscribe to this box too, purely for its contents & fantastic price; and if I had teenage kids who'd just started their periods, I'd definitely create a subscription for them. Immediately, after trying this sample. All I remember when I was younger is hating menstruating, feeling intense shame / embarrassment in asking questions and feeling somewhat restricted in the options that were available to me. I'd love to change this with my own sprogs one day if I grow any - periods are totally natural. 

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

For younger people who menstruate or have just started their period, this box is a fantastic idea; helping promote period positivity and providing them with tonnes of info - and access to a helpful online community. It can be overwhelming when you're young, buying sanitary products in Tesco... if you're not sure on what products are for you, or knowledgeable about your flow, this fear can become 100x more bewildering. 

When you first sign up with Bettybox, you'll fill in an online questionnaire; inputting details such as the date of your next period, the heaviness of your flow, your product preferences and any particular brands you'd like to order. And that's it - done. Your goodies and sanitary products will arrive with you in time for the next visit  of your Aunt Flo. And bloody hell - Bettybox HQ don't half pack the box full of products!

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

I requested tampons for my Bettybox - after over 15 years of periods, I'm totes comfortable with the old riding the crimson wave situation and whapping a tampon up there to stem the flow. But if you prefer pads, you can can choose them instead - or perhaps a mix of both! It's your period, your body and your Bettybox at the end of the day, like.

The presentation of my sanitary goods & goodies was lovely - all split into different sections. I first opened up a cute drawstring bag  in the 'For Now' section, which contained a handful of tampons and some surprise liners; which are always handy. Ideal to pop in your bag. Next, I opened up a brightly coloured box labelled 'For Later' - which contained about 15 million of my chosen tampon army, and then a second, stripy box entitled 'For Night' ... which was packed full of surprise maxi pads. The 'For You' box was the one which piqued my attention from the get-go - and was full of goodies to treat, eat and pamper yourself with during your TOTM.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

Goodies wise... wow. I couldn't believe how much was included for the price! From chocolate truffles [which were SO EFFING TASTY!] to a hair mask, nail polish, T-Zone pore strips [which I'd wanted to try for ages], popcorn, a cute Bubble T macaron lip balm and an iron on embroidered llama patch; this box was an actual treasure trove of surprises. 

The September edit [and its magazine / literature included] was themed on going back to school [which made me feel like an ACTUAL fossil] - so Bettybox threw in a cute pastel shade highlighter and some post-it notes; which I was WELL EXCITED about, as I'm a colossal stationery nerd. 

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

I'm so, so impressed with Bettybox; in so many different respects. How well thought out it is, how period positive the whole movement is, how supportive and informative their online presence is for young people, what great value for money the pack is and how their curations cater for you - for your personal preferences, flow and dispatched in time for your  next period.


Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

Would you try a subscription service as unique as the Betty Box? What do you think of this idea? 

I personally think it's a fab way to help young people to feel more confident and content with their bodies - especially teenagers who've just started their periods. But also, ideal for adults like me; who need sanitary products just as much as the youngsters... and love subscription boxes equally as much. If not more! Just don't read the bits about puberty and school, or else you'll feel about 5000 years old!!!
*This post contains PR samples I was gifted for the purpose of review, but all opinions and tampon flatlays are totes my own.

I've Seen A GHOST*... And I Liked It


Haha, classic Halloween clickbait that, sorry guys... but I didn't think there was any time of year better suited to introducing yous to this mysterious, magical perfume from Ghost than now.  So I went with it. #YOLO.

This mesmerising, holographic beaut is iconic perfume brand Ghost's latest release; Whitelight Diamond Dust* and it's everything. From its magical, fantasy themed twist on the classic crescent shaped Ghost bottle - to the sparkly glitter particles it leaves on the skin after every spritz, this new, shimmering eau de parfum transports you into a whole new world [like in Aladdin, but with much less flying carpets.]

Lovelaughslipstick Blog New Ghost Whitelight Diamond Dust Eau De Parfum Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog New Ghost Whitelight Diamond Dust Eau De Parfum Review

DAAAAAMN Dollibox... You've SLAYED September 2017's Edit*


Okay, so I think the title of this post might just, very subtly obv [pahaha, about as subtle as a poke in the eye, me!] give away my feelings about September's Dollibox* slightly prematurely. Dunno if you can tell from my title like [lolololol] but it's a pretty frigging incredible curation this month - and one that I totes got emosh over on Instagram stories when it first arrived. Albeit it a while ago now, cos I'm a bad blogger / human / friend [delete where appropriate] and totes behind on blogging, housework and bill payments RN.

Dollibox September 2017 Lovelaughslipstick Blog Review

#FakeTanThursdays | Another Quick Vacay to St Moriz*


Life's better with a tan. Fact. And as I'm wayyyyyy too poor to even contemplate leaving the UK to seek a bitta winter sun, said tan has to come out of a bottle. And be within budget. Oh, adulting. Luckily, my baes at St Moriz keep consistently beasting out new products as part of their Advanced Pro Formula collection; that meet my strict criteria perfectly. 

I've used this brand since 2010 and my loyalty to them has both remained and grown ever stronger over the past seven years - as St Moriz continues to develop [almost as quickly as their tan does!] and branch out with new ranges. All their products retail at extremely reasonable prices too. Which yous all know, I'm aaaaaaaaall about

So with this in mind, I'd like to dedicate this week's #FakeTanThursday feature to their new Velvet Finish Tanning Gel* in Medium - another welcome addition to the Advanced Pro Formula family and to my fake tan stash. This fleeky fake tan promises to keep your skin hydrated in the cold weather with its moisture rich formula and is available from Superdrug, for just £8.99.

St Moriz Pro Advanced Formula Collection Velvet Finish Tanning Gel Medium Review
St Moriz Pro Advanced Formula Collection Velvet Finish Tanning Gel Medium Review
St Moriz Pro Advanced Formula Collection Velvet Finish Tanning Gel Medium Review

Although I've worked my way through literally hundreds of bottle of St Moriz - and I've tried countless different brands of mousse, sprays, mists, lotions, creams & dry oils - I've not had much experience with tanning gels before; but as expected from the moment this sexy tube arrived on my doorstep, I love it. 

Have you ever tried St Moriz's Dry Oil Fake Tan? I reviewed it here, if you have no idea what I'm chattin' about here, like [hashtag shameless plug.] I guess my point here is that - in a sense -  this gel reminds me of it. They're totes different consistencies; but they both apply clear & dry dead quickly, so you can get dressed and carry on with your day post tanning sesh - leaving your tan to develop as your day does. And both of these St Moriz products leave your skin feeling moisturised, smooth, beautifully fragranced and not-sticky too - which is a rarity with fake tan! 

St Moriz Pro Advanced Formula Collection Velvet Finish Tanning Gel Medium Review

St Moriz's Velvet Finish Tanning Gel glides seamlessly over the skin; meaning that it's dead easy to blend and there's no mad streaks, disasters or patchy bits gonna rear their ugly heads the next day; to betray your confidence or show you up. You can even mix it with your favourite moisturiser for a super natural looking glow if ya want... which will bronze right up as the day progresses and fool people into thinking you permo have a natural sun-kissed summary glow about you. Even though it's actually grim, gloomy Autumn / Winter and the sun has now abandoned us until future notice.

St Moriz Pro Advanced Formula Collection Velvet Finish Tanning Gel Medium Review

Suitable for profesh or newbie tanners, you can't really go wrong with this little beaut. St Moriz's Advanced Pro Formula is great quality, natural looking once its developed [no David Dickinson / Trump situations here, dolls!] and smells gorgeous; none of the old school biscuits-from-hell fragrance that I'm sure every twenty-something-year-old remembers vividly, from her days of teenage angst and fighting off eternal paleness.

Let's just all take a quick vacay to St Moriz and pretend that Autumn / Winter isn't happening, k? 

St Moriz Pro Advanced Formula Collection Velvet Finish Tanning Gel Medium Review

What's your favourite St Moriz product?
*This post contains PR samples, but all opinions and references to David Dickinson are legit my own

The SEXIEST Toothbrush EVER | Uber Sonic*


You might not think that sexy is the correct adjective to describe a toothbrush. But when you see this one, you'll realise that that assumption is totes wrong, and this oral hygiene device is in fact the most sexual dental implement you'll ever see. Unless the drill does it for you, in which case - each to your own

This sleek, stylish, ultra-modern piece of tech is the Uber Sonic Toothbrush* - and it's a game changer. It removes plaque & bacteria up to seven times more effectively than a regular toothbrush; and it looks frigging INSANELY on-point as it does so. It's so futuristic and beautifully designed; instantly adding a lux, stylish edge to my otherwise decrepit bathroom shelf. Just look at it.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review

I'm big on minimalistic & intuitive designs - and this stunning, state-of-the-art toothbrush ticks both those boxes. Big time. It's incredibly easy to use; simply stand your Uber Sonic on its sleek charging base to repower when it runs out of juice. It's waterproof, lightweight, intuitive to hold and feels fantastic - in your hand and in your mouth [hahahaa, the temptation to add some kind of filthy pun here is strong!]

The Uber Sonic brush is made from the same material as your mobile phone, comes in a sleek silver colour and its sonic, high-speed movement vibrates 35,000 times per minute. Later this year [it only launched in the UK last month] it'll be available in different colours too... and let me tell you, the pink / rose gold model hits me right in the feels.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review

I'm one of those classic over-excited-brushers; I tend to really push the bristles against my teeth as I clean, meaning that my brush heads go west super quickly and look like they've been electrocuted or trodden on by an elephant. However, what I love about my sexy Uber Sonic is that its light and intuitive feel encourages me to apply just the right amount of pressure as I'm brushing; saving my gums from accidental damage and the toothbrush bristles from a premature death. 

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review

Without a doubt, the Uber Sonic is the most powerful, professional electric toothbrush I've ever used. It sh*ts ALL OVER my old Oral B one; and its small yet precise head allows you to give the most thorough clean ever. You're left with the cleanest feeling after using it; it feels like you're having a professional deep clean during and after your time using this tantalising toothbrush. When you compare the feeling of using a manual toothbrush vs the Uber Sonic... honestly, you'll never go back. 

And just wait till you hear what amazing value they are. Omg you guizzzzz... I'm in love.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review

Uber Sonic is a subscription service with starter packs priced at just £19!! The starter pack (as you see here) includes the toothbrush handle, recharging station, two toothbrush heads and a whitening kit. Every two months customers get two new toothbrush heads for £9 and a new handle for free every year - by far the best deal on the market! ALL WITH FREE POSTAGE. When I think of how much I have forked out for Oral-B heads and the unit itself over the years... *shudders in horror*

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review
Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review

Uber Sonic's innovative toothbrush and subscription service are a perfect gift idea - and for anyone who appreciates modern gadgets and clean design principles: a must. I love my silver model - it's so slick and futuristic looking; and it matches the silver fixtures in my bathroom perfectly. I feel like I've made it as a human when I use it tbh. And for SUCH a good price!!

If you're looking to make the switch from a manual to electric toothbrush, I cannot recommend going with Uber Sonic enough. As someone who's dabbled with manual brushes, electric toothbrushes, electric flossers and all kinds of at-home treatments and kits, you could say I've been around the oral hygiene block a few times... and I've yet to find anything which compares to the effectiveness, beauty and functionality of this brush. 10/10

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Uber Sonic Toothbrush and Subscription Service Club Review

Do you use an electric toothbrush? Does the Uber Sonic make you as weak at the knees as it does to me? 

Don't forget to check this newly launched, innovative AF company out; your teeth AND your dentist will thank you for it!
*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review, but all opinions are totes my own