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HELENA MULHEARN

InStyler hair tools review

18 February 2018

So todays post is in collaboration with InStyler, they are online retailer and are also stocked in Boots and Argos. They have a wide range of amazing hair tools that you should definitely check out if your'e in to hair styling!! 
inStyler max, inStyler inStyler glossie




InStyler GLOSSIE
inStyler max, inStyler, InSTYLER glossier
This InStyler Glosssie tool is a styling brush, so it can style and brush your hair at the same time, how convenient! Its so easy to use, simply just turn it on with one button put your hair in-between and brush like normal, it gives the same effect as normal hair straighteners and make my hair look perfectly straight, I think this would be perfect for anyone with frizzy hair as it brushes at the same time. One thing I love about this is how lightweight it is, makes it so easy to use!  Also if your forgetful or paranoid that you are going to leave them switched on then these will be great because the automatically turn off! 
These are available to buy for £59.99! 

InStyler MAX
inStyler max, inStyler



inStyler max, inStyler

This InStyler MAX is my favourite of the two hair tools, this is very versatile allowing you to create, straight, wavy and curly hair! You simply wrap a section of your hair around the barrel and push the tong together where the barrel will then rotate to give your a curly or wavy look or you can simply place your hair in-between the barrel and brush to straighten! This product is usually priced at £89.99 but is on sale at the moment £69.99 which i think is a bargain with you being able to do so much with one tool.

What hair tools do you love?


New in: Pixi Beauty!!

14 February 2018
Ive been a little shy on the blog front recently, uni deadlines are fast approaching ahh! So unfortunately blogging has taking a backseat but todays post is about all things Pixi beauty.

If you read my posts regualy you'll know I've done a few posts about Pixi recently and Ive been loving trying out more and more from their range !

Pixi mattelast liquid lip
(Au Naturelle, Matte Beige, Pastel Petal, Really Rose, Evening Rose)

 I was literally SO SO excited to get all of these, I am a big lover of lipsticks and in particular liquid lipsticks and these shades are so up my street! First of all i must say these smell like Terrys Chocolate Orange (deffo not complaining), upon first application i did think these were very liquidy (nope deffo not a word but lets go with it) which isn't a problem but it just means you have to be very careful when your applying them. Overall i LOVE these I've been wearing them so much since I received them and they are really gorgeous, very pigmented and they do last a while on the lips!

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence & Rose Flash Balm

The rose caviar essence aims to hydrate and brighten your skin, firstly the product smells amazing as you would probably expect, the scent is not too strong! I do think this product is pricey at £26 but it did leave my skin looking a lot brighter than normal which I'm very happy with. I use this as part of my skincare routine but i think it would also be great used under makeup! 

Again the rose flash balm smells lovely, again this is £26 and aims to brighten only this is can be used a mask. I think this is a great product for taking away with you because it provides three things in one tube! I think i prefer this to the rose caviar as I've been loving using it as a primer recently and would probably choose to rebuy this over the other. 

Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go!
So I'm assuming you've all heard of the iconic Pixi Glow Tonic, if not then have you been living under a rock?! No seriously... the ever talked about glow tonic is one of my favourites so to see a new  on the go version was very exciting! So far I've loved these there great for when I'm staying at my boyfriends for the weekend and I'm planning on taking them with me for my weekend away to London! The pot contains little pads that already have the glow tonic solution on them, they work really well at cleaning the skin and removing makeup!

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick 
pixi Mattelustre Lipstick

Plum Berry, Bitten Rose, Rose Naturelle


I was so excited to receive some lipsticks are they are most definitely my thing, I own way to many for one girl! These feature three lipsticks which are gorgeous shades my favourite definitely has to be Rose Naturelle, I love warm brown shades like these! The formula is so good, they feel so moister zing on your lips with I love because so many are drying my lips out at the moment, I feel like they do have good pigmentation although they don't last too long so you have to re apply throughout the day which is slightly annoying but lets be honest you have to with most lipsticks. I do also love the packaging of these lipsticks, there simple green colour is instantly recognisable to me!

Have you ever tried Pixi? Let me know!!

Morse Toad: Valentines Gift!

7 February 2018
Do you struggle what to get your other half at this time of the year like I do? Well look no further, this post will hopefully give you a great idea for your other half this valentines day!
So Morse Toad are the brand in question today, they are a personalised chocolate service that can deliver your chocolate right to the recipients door if you wish. 






Morse Toad offer a range of personalised chocolate for any occasion and also have a range of pre made quotes for every occasion, the one I got was one of their pre made ones called 'I Love You More Than Chocolate', this includes 33 chocolates for £15.50. You also get a little card included in the box of chocolates that again you can personalise with either a photography or one of their designs and your little message.

Like i mentioned earlier you can get your chocolate delivered to your recipients door if you wish although this is not necessary, this makes it perfect if you're in a long distance relationship or if your'e not seeing your other half this valentines! Even better they fit through your letter box so nobody has to be in to get the delivery!

Overall I think these make a great present for valentines day, they are super cute and different and their service is outstanding!

You can find the full range of Morse Toad valentines chocolate here. 

You can also get 10% of your first order here.https://www.morsetoad.com

Wonderland Makeup!

1 February 2018
So todays post is all about makeup brand Wonderland, they aim to provide high end, cruelty free makeup for all. Admittedly its one I haven't heard of much as they are a online only brand as far as I am aware.  



So I've been trying this primer out for about one 2 months now and so far so good, I have really dry skin so a good primer is essential for me! Firstly the packaging, I love the sleek black and white design of this product and the transparency so you are able to see how much product is actually left. One thing I love about this product is how far the product goes, I use the smallest amount on my face and it works perfectly! From using this I have noticed a difference in how my makeup looks, it all together looks more polished and smooth and my makeup lasts all day!

Nail Polish- Bubblegum £6

So the next thing is cute nail polish, admittedly I'm more of a pale pink kinda girl but I think this is a perfect shade for the summer time like just imagine this with a tan! After trying this out I would recommend you do two coats of this to get the best colour, not that its a bad thing because its very rare i ever only do one coat! One thing i did like was how quick it dried because I'm the most impatient person in the world, for £6 i definitely would recommend this!

Pigment- Candy

Loose pigments are not a product I've used very often so I was interested in trying this out, straight away I knew that this colour would be amazing on the eyes! I love how this one product can be used in so many different way yet ti only costs £6, what a bargain!! The pigment of this is amazing, once on the lids it makes a real statment and I would highly recommend trying these to anyone!

If you want to try out anything from Wonderland Makeup you can find the link here.

To get 15% off your order use code: 'bloglife'


*These products were kindly sent as a PR package, all opinions are my own

Personalised Hairdryer by LanaIBLO

21 January 2018
Hi! Todays post is another brand collaboration, my favourite one for a very long time! I love anything personalised and this post features just that, how exciting! 
So I got the chance to work with LanaIBLO is an amazing brand selling hairdryers and I got the chance to chose one which you can see below.  





 The hairdryers come in three different colours: black, white and pink. As you can clearly see I chose the black hairdryer, this offers 2400 watt power hairdryer which I must say is one of my favourite things about the hairdryer, it literally is so powerful that it feels professional. They also use iconic technology, that gives an anti static, smooth effect which i think is great!

My favourite thing about these hairdryers is that you are able to personalise them and for me with the name Helena, its impossible to get anything with my name on so any chance I get I jump at! This does have an extra cost of £15 but I think its definitely worth it!

The hairdryer overall costs £99 which yes might sound steep but you are getting a very professional hairdryer that will last longer than the usual.

If you want to get your hands one of find out more then you can find them here: LanaIBLO hairdryer! 


Bilou- Scented Shower Foams!

18 January 2018
Bilou is a German brand that honestly Id never heard of before I received these products, this is because Bilou has only recently been stocked in the U.K. with it now being readily available in Superdrug stores. Bilou was created by a Youtuber which made me very intrigued and its always nice giving back to the community!



Firstly I must say the packaging of these products is amazing, its fun, unique and colourful and very me! This range includes a number of different scents such as Watermelon and Doughnut with a number of different products available, this includes: shower foam, body spray and cream foam! 
The body sprays could also be used as deodorant but I personally prefer them as body sprays, they are the perfect size to fit in your bag for on the go too!
Creamy shower foam is as exactly as it sounds, it is to be used as a shower gel and works just as good as any other shower gel, I will get on to the scent further down so keep reading!
The cream foams are what I used after the shower, they again come in the form of a foam but as they are creamy their really moisturising which is great! 

COTTON CANDY


As you can imagine this is a very sweet scent, without spotting the obvious it really does smell like candy floss, this one isn't too overpowering either so it is one I would definitely recommend!

COCO COCKTAIL


This one is for those of you who don't like anything too sweet, this just has a simple coconut scent to it. Having said that it isn't a subtle smell, it is quite strong but not too overpowering with hints of creamy coconut and madagascan vanilla, it makes me think of being at a beach which I'm definitely not going to complain at.

I think these would be perfect for the summer seasons and for taking on holidays as the scent is just so fresh and summery!

The scent of this body spray is very long lasting too which is always a bonus!

This is by far my favourite out of all the scents!

TASTY DONUT


I love the packaging of all of the products but this one is my favourite, I love baby pink and i think it goes so well with the black.

This scent is again one of the sweetest of the collections as you would expect, this obviously smells of doughnuts and has a strong strawberry scent too.

So if you love sweet smells and love doughnut then this one is definitely for you although I do find it to be quite overpowering.


P.S do you like the way the packaging matches my nail varnish, by accident too... I'm not that organised!

FIZZY BERRY


If you like sweet smells but don't like the too strong this is the best out of the bunch, the smell is fresh, sweet and slightly fruity at the same time with a berry undertone!

PINK MELON


Again this is one of the stronger scents of all, as you can imagine it smells like watermelon but is quite a strong smell of watermelon and again is very sweet!

This range is now available from Superdrug in store and online, if you want to get your hands on them you can find them here:

Hope you enjoyed! 

What I Got For Christmas 2017

6 January 2018

Where has this year gone? I cant quite believe that Christmas is over or another year, Christmas is my favourite time of the year I love everything about it including the build up. Today we took down the decorations for another year so we can start the year a fresh, that being said my last Christmas related post is here... I thought I would share what I got for Christmas with you guys because lets be honest were all a lil nosey aren't we?!



Ok so your probably wondering why a 21 year old got a unicorn teddy for Christmas but Im just obsessed, if your wondering why it look familiar its the unicorn from Despicable Me and ever since I watched it I've wanted one for myself so my boyfriend must of been sick of hearing me talk about it so finally caved and bought me it!

Id seen these chocolates ages ago and said how cool they were so my boyfriend remembered and got me them!

How cute is this blush pink makeup bag? my sister got both of these after me going on about wanting  eos for so long!
I love initial things so my mum&dad picked me up this to put away for the day i get my own house, p.s I'm 21 and have no intention on moving out any time soon but everytime i see something cute i get it an put it away in a box (i now have 4 huge boxes) for the day i do move out!

I knew my mum and dad had got me these because i did ask for them i needed a new pair of slippers and i thought these were gorgeous




Again I asked from this from my mum and dad I've always loved this style of ring so when i seen pandora had one i knew i had to have it!

You always know that one person that loves Yankee, well thats me! My boyfriends Nan and Grandad got me this because they clearly know about my obsession!

My sister picked me this up, I love rose gold an i love anything to do with horoscopes so this was the perfect gift for me!

Again i knew i was getting these as i picked them out months a go and my sister sneakily bought them for me!

I love succulents so my mum and dad got me this cute little succulent!

Well if you didnt know this about me, I'm a liverpool fan and I love Adam Lallana and always joke about getting a picture of him... well not really joking I'm always secretly hoping someone will get me one and finally someone did (twin point were earned)

How cute is this?! My sister picked me this up as a stocking filler and i tried it last week, its adorable i was transformed to a little penguin!

Being in the blogger community brought me to this next one, everyone knows the obsession in our community with Oliver Bonus and my mum now shares this obsession so she very thoughtfully got me this makeup bag!

Again with the blogger community influencing me, this mug from anthropology has been on my wishlist for so long so my mum got me it!

The same with this one, this glass is from anthropology and feature 24 carat gold detailing it looks fab on our drinks trolley!

This was my main present from my sister, I had wanted this for a while now i already have a Ted Baker purse but wanted a new one i seen this when i visited Leeds a few months ago and i love how the leather felt.

This was from my boyfriends parents, I'm always wearing chokers and ear cuffs so this is very fitting for me!

These are my obligatory Pjs from my nan every year she gets every family member pjs and all the grandchildren get money too!

I seen this in boots and i just loved the makeup bag more than anything!

I had wanted this bag from River Island for ages, i have loads of little bags but never have enough room so again i asked my mum and dad for this!

I seen this backpack back in November and i just loved the colour, the red is such a statement and will look amazing with plain outfits! Boyfriend points for this one!

I have literally wanted this for ages I don't know why but I just have, so my boyfriend finally got it me probably to shut me up more than anything!

So id wanted something from Tommy Hilfiger for christmas I originally wanted a jumper which i could not get in my size so i spotted this and loved it although the photo does it no justice! My mum and dad very kindly bought me this as my main present!

I love Charlotte Tilbury, who doesn't? I had wanted to try a liquid lipstick for some time so my mum picked me one up for Christmas! 


So we did a secret santa with all my mums side of the family as were all getting older now we just buy all the children so we thought we'd make it fun for the adults too. This what I received from my secret santa who was actually my twin of all people, i had been going on about starting my own palette from Mac for so long!


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!