Macadamia No Tangle Brush

Move over Tangle Teezer – you have a competitor on the block!
New from Macadamia Oil is the NoTangle brush – a brush designed to glide through hair, getting rid of knots without causing damage and preventing breakage and split ends. 

The NoTangle brush is very lightweight and I like that it has a handle on it. My brush-o-phobe daughter is rather fond of it too, and it’s easy for her to brush her own hair with her, plus, with the NoTangle there are also NoTears (phew!).

The package comes with a sample of Macadamia Healing Oil and a sachet of the Deep Repair Masque – a fab way to try out their products, which I have always been intrigued about. For £9.99 I think it’s a really good deal.

You can find the Macadamia NoTangle Brush at Beauty Expert, who also have a deal on at the moment on Macadamia products – if you spend over £15 on the brand you get a free 50ml Macadamia Oil Shampoo.

Tangle Teezer

This windy weather we’ve been having in London has been a nightmare for my hair. I enjoy wearing it down but the wind has been whipping it about all over the place leaving it knotted (just how does that happen!?)
So me getting a Tangle Teezer last week couldn’t have come at a better time! 
Shaun P, the creator of Tangle Teezer, appeared in front of the Dragons of Dragon’s Den trying to get an investment many years ago – unfortunately (at the time) none of the Dragons wanted to get in on the act. Fortunately the Tangle Teezer took off after it’s release in 2007 –  they are now used in many salons, backstage and sold shops worldwide in a variety of colours and styles.
This is the orignal Tangle Teezer – It may look a strange shape for a brush, and yes, there’s no handle – but the design means it fits perfectly into the palm of your hand. 
The bristles of the brush vary in length – there is one set of long bristles, and another of shorter. The design means that they don’t grip the hair like normal brushes do – instead, gliding through undoing knots and tangles with ease as well as distributing hair product evenly through the hair without any waste.
My daughter has also been thankful of the arrival of the Tangle Teezer in my house – it means mornings aren’t met with screams that I’m hurting her when I brush her hair, although this teamed with the fact it’s pink has meant she is ‘looking after it’ for me in her room. Hmmmm.

Liz Earle Eye Liner, Brow Pencil & Tools

To continue my little series of the new Liz Earle Colour Make Up products – today I am going to tell you about some of the eye tools I have tried from them.

I have the eye pencil in Golden Bronze – which, once it’s warmed up, glides onto the lids beautifully. It can either be worn as a liner, or blended across the lid to make an all over colour – it’s easy to blend too which makes it nice and versatile. The colour looks fairly metallic in the pencil because of the little shimmery flecks in it, but on the eye it has a subtle sheen to it – really pretty.

The eye pencil is in the middle – blended out, and the right, non-blended. On the left is the brow pencil in Dark 02.

I have never really been much of a ‘doing my brows’ kinda girl; I’ve been blessed in the eyebrow department, but since this combo of products arrived, I’ve been obsessed! 
The Brow & Eyeliner brush is such a handy tool – although it’s marketed as one end an eyeliner and the other, a spool for brushing your brows, there’s nothing to say you have to stop there! You can use the spool to brush through your lashes if you want to declump mascara, and I like to use the liner end of the brush to create a defined highlight under my brow.
That aside, they are also great for their intended uses – the liner brush is nice and firm and you can draw a nice straight line with ease. The pointed end allows you to get to the inner corner of the eye more easily. I have been brushing my brows up using the brow brush and it makes such a difference at how groomed I look, or if you have accidentally got a bit of foundation sitting on your brow, this will remove it!
I have been using these in conjunction with the brow pencil in Dark 02 to fill in any gaps by drawing gentle, feathery strokes, and also to make the inner sides of my brows a little neater. For someone who has never really done her own brows before – it’s really easy to work with!
And then of course, there’s the sharpener – stylist and chic in a little compact silver square, it’s a perfect size for the make up bag, and the fact it collects the shavings internally is a big bonus for application on the go!

I have used all the new products in the photo above – once again, Liz Earle has impressed me and I look forward to exploring more of their range!

Denman ‘Kiss Me Quick’ Brush

How cute are these new brushes from Denman!?

The brush is the classic D3, which I think every household seems to own – but they have been jazzed up with a saucy lip print just in time for valentines day!

The brush is a nice weight which means easy work when it comes to taming the mane – and the rubber pad which holds the brush bristles in place is anti-static which is always a bonus. It has seven rows of bristles and a long handle which is good for control.

The Kiss Me Quick range consists of the red with black lip print like I have, pink with silver lip print, and black with red lip print – they are limited edition so if you fancy one, try to be quick!

I also couldn’t resist the mini keyring version of the D3. It is sold as a keyring, but remove the keyfob part, and voila – you have a teeny child’s brush! My daughter thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread and has been brushing her and her dolls hair non-stop since I gave it to her!

Are you a Denman fan? What do you think of the new brushes?