An Introduction to Tweezerman

Bloggers and Youtubers can apply to become a Tweezerman Ambassador and I was accepted! Tweezerman is a brand that I haven't tried a lot from but the couple of products I have tried, I have loved such as my two pairs of mini Tweezerman tweezers as well as the Tweezerman Brow Mousse which I raved about on my blog back in 2012 (here). 

Tweezerman has won numerous awards over the years and I can definitely recommend their products. This post is all about the wonderful kit I received featuring Tweezerman nail and brow products. Honesty as always, I have loved their products before I started my blog - click here to read my disclaimer.

The wrap kit contains: Nail Buffer, Nail Files, Cuticle Pusher, Nail Scissors, Combo Nail Clipper Set, Spoolie, Brow Mousse, Grip & Snip Cuticle Nipper, Pro Curl Lash Curler, Tweezers, Point Tweezers and a Folding Lash Comb. I was so excited when this beauty landed on my doorstep!
Firstly, I need to rave about my favourite brow gel ever, the *Tweezerman Brow Mousse (£11) which I first started using in 2011 and the one tube lasted well into 2012. The brow gel holds my brows so well but it doesn't look odd or crunchy on my brows. 

I have also tried their tweezers before (I have a ladybug print pair and a lilac pair) but I haven't tried their full size tweezers until now. The tweezers are so durable, effective and they will last for years. After using my Tweezerman tweezers, I cannot use my other basic tweezers as they just aren't as effective!

I love nail buffers/4 way nail files as they are so handy, they have all the steps you need to keep on top of your nail care with one simple product. The *Tweezerman Buff and Shine is a fantastic product, it's better than the cheaper ones I have tried and so handy  to keep in my bag or my desk. The single files are also great, they come with protective cases which I think is a great idea. 

The *Tweezerman Grip & Snip Spiral Spring Cuticle Nipper (£30) is possibly one of the most futuristic and scary beauty tools I have ever seen! I haven't done anything to my cuticles but after trying this I am glad I did even though it slightly scares me using it; although my nails/cuticles have never looked so neat.

The *Tweezerman Combo Clipper Set (£13) is also fantastic, effective and they feel heavy and very durable; as do the *Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors. The last product I'm going to talk about is the *Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler (£20.95) which I actually prefer to my Shu Uemura Lash Curler as it feels easier to hold and it fits my almond eye shape better. 

Overall, I am so impressed with the items I have tried; I already loved the brow mousse and tweezers and I had no idea that they made such a large range of nail and brow products as well as pedicure and skincare tools. Tweezerman also have a range of mens products and a pretty amazing looking range of makeup brushes!

Have you tried any products from Tweezerman? If you haven't what products would you like to try?

Roots + Rituals Conditioner and Hair Oil

The photo shows the products after two uses 
Roots and Rituals kindly sent me a couple of their products to try and I have been testing them for almost two weeks now. The brand focuses on natural, nourishing ingredients unlike most haircare brands on the market which fill their products with hundreds of ingredients. Roots and Rituals products are paraben, silicone and fragrance free but they do contain lovely coconut, olive and avocado oils which nourish, help to repair and encourage healthy hair growth. 

I have the *Roots & Rituals Intense Nourishing Conditioner (£7.49, 100ml, including postage and packaging). Firstly, I love the packaging and bottle design, it is so unique and it looks great in my bathroom. I also love the scent, since using Moroccan Oil products I cannot get enough of the scent of hair oils! The conditioner smells so nice; someone needs to make a perfume from this product and others like it. The conditioner applies nicely and it almost instantly detangles my midlength, thick hair which is pretty amazing as my hair can become very tangled and few conditioners can deal with it! The conditioner helps to tackle frizz and it makes my hair so much smoother and more manageable; the lovely scent stays in my hair for a while too. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Now onto the hair oil, I only started using hair oils and oil treatments late last year and I fell in love with most that I have tried; however this one is a bit different as you apply it to dry hair and then you wash it out rather than leaving it in. The *Roots & Rituals Deep Conditioning Hair Oil (£18, 100ml, full size) smells almost as divine as the conditioner but not quite. I like the design of the packaging/bottle although I wish it came with a dropper or pump dispenser. I apply the oil onto my dry hair and then wrap my hair in a warm towel for half an hour then rinsed it out. 

I find it does really smooth my hair and reduce frizz to a minimum which is fantastic. It also leaves my hair feeling silky, soft and nourished; however the first time I used it, I used too much oil and even after washing my hair felt quite greasy so a little goes a long way with this hair oil. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5. 

Overall, I am very impressed with both products, especially the conditioner - I cannot get enough of the conditioner! I love the packaging design, natural ingredients such as argan oil, rosemary oil and basil oil. 

Have you tried anything from Roots & Rituals

Crown Brushes Syntho Range

I am always surprised when my friends say they don't have any makeup brushes, even though they wear makeup often, although I have to remember that not everyone is a beauty blogger and as obsessed with makeup as the beauty community is! Makeup brushes are essential in my collection and makeup routine; I have tried brushes from Ecotools, Spectrum Brushes, Illamasqua, MAC, Real Techniques and cheaper, less well know brands but I haven't been as impressed with makeup brushes on first impressions as I have with these from Crown Brushes.

I was very kindly sent a range of brushes from the Crown Brushes Syntho range which features all synthetic brushes which as a vegetarian is an important point when I am buying and using brushes. I have six brushes to share my thoughts on; honesty as always, click here to check out my personal disclaimer. 

Firstly, the *Deluxe Powder Dome Brush (SS019, £15.99) which I have been using everyday since I received it for my translucent setting powders and mattifying powders. The brush is fantastic for powder as it doesn't cake on the product and it buffs on mineral foundation for seamless light coverage. 

The second face brush is the *Deluxe Flat Bronzer Brush (SS014, £16.99) which I first used for foundation as it looks like a flat top kabuki brush and it is great for foundation however the bristles seem to soak up some of the liquid foundation. I have also used it as it was intended, for bronzer, and it works well. At first I thought the brush would be too big for bronzer but it is a great size and it blends powder products effortlessly. 

Now onto the eyeshadow and liner brushes, I have been using the *Blending Fluffy Brush (SS021, £4.99) the most as it is a fantastic, multi-use brush. I've been using to apply as wash of shadow to the eyes, to blend or to apply my brow bone highlight. I also think it would be great for concealer. As the brush is flat it applies shadow well without fallout but it is also fluffy so it can blend the edges quickly and easily; for the price and quality it is a bargain.

Next up, the *Precision Crease Brush (SS020, £3.99) which I haven't been using a lot to apply shadows to the crease as I don't really create a lot of cut crease or smoky looks but I have been using it to apply my inner corner highlight and to blend shadows along the upper and lower lash lines. As it is tapered it can get into small areas but it is also soft and doesn't really drag the skin. 

Another makeup brush staple is the *Deluxe Oval Shadow Brush (SS011, £3.59) which again is a fantastic multi-use brush. It is great for applying shadow all over the lid, especially darker shades as it is flat and fairly dense so it really packs on the colour. Such a fantastic price for a useful little brush.

Last but not least, the *Deluxe Eyeliner Brush (SS008, £2.29) which I have only used with my Clinique Gel Liner so far but it applied the creamy liner so well. The bristles are so fine, I can get such a thin precise wing with this brush; it has definitely started my obsession again with gel liner. To see the results with the brush, check out my instagram: heathernixon4

Overall, I love these brushes, I've been using them constantly since I received them earlier this month. The price are so reasonable, in my opinion, especially considering the fantastic quality. My favourite brushes are definitely the SS021, SS008 and the SS019 brushes. I have only spot cleaned them but so far so good!

Have you tried any Crown Brushes or their makeup/accessories?

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