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The month of May seems quieter on the new products front, but I have a sneaking suspicion it is because June will be a big one. But don’t you worry, there are still lots of great products to tickle your fancy this month. The following ones got me jumping for joy.

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Occasionally I have mentioned my sensitive teeth, maybe more so on Twitter than on this website, but one thing I know I have mentioned a lot is my dislike for anything mint flavoured. For many years I used Lemonade toothpaste by GoSmile that I had to buy in multiples once a year from Sephora, just because I dont like mint toothpaste. Even though I love my Lemonade toothpaste, I have felt like my sensitive teeth have been particularly bad this past 3 months or so.

Now I don’t know what causes other peoples sensitive teeth, but in my case it is exposed nerves. I have very little gum around the base of my teeth, especially my bottom front teeth, and that means all my nerves are exposed. Almost anytime something comes in contact with that area of my mouth I instantly feel a dreadful pain. I can’t even explain what it feels like because if feels like nothing else in the world. Only those who have experienced sensitive teeth know the torture. The other problem I have because of this minimal gum problem is that the little crevasses food and other bits can hide in are so impossible to reach. Often brushing and flossing just does not do the job to get everything and I will have to double floss or double brush. Annoying!

I have been living with sensitive teeth for as long as I can remember so there are certain things I do in order to avoid getting that pain, but it is hard work. I consciously have to pay attention every time I go to put food or drink in my mouth. I have to make sure I only chew on one side of my mouth, I have to drink through a straw and if no straws are available I can only sip very small amounts so I can strategically manoeuvre my tongue to cover the sensitive area. It is a joke. So finally I have decided to part ways with my beloved lemon-flavoured toothpaste and try something that might rid my sensitivity.

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Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

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