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Better than GHDS? Nicky Clarke DesiRED Hair Straightener

I need a big old drumroll in here please. I am about to introduce you to what I now consider a cheaper and better alternative to GHDs! Before I ramble on about the Nicky Clarke DesiRED hair straightener, I need to have a very small rant about GHD’s. GHD’s have been a part of my family for years, with my mum, sister and I all clambering to use them in the good old mornings of getting ready for school. Since then however I do feel that their quality has gone downhill, I have had to purchase two new pairs in just two years – both of which are now faulty and completely unusable. Considering they are over £100 each, I decided to end my relationship with GHD for good. Apologies if you’re a GHD lover, but I am one of those people that expects good quality and will complain otherwise ha!
I had to rock the ‘bed head’ look and go straightener free for a few days after the GHD’s conked out. However, in good old Asda, my mum rang me to say she had found a pair of hair straighteners reduced to just £28. Another customer even came up to her to tell her how good they were, so she snapped them up straight away! I must admit I was sceptical at first, I wondered for a lower price whether I was going to get the results I really wanted – and I shouldn’t have doubted for one second! When my mum bought the straighteners home, we quickly scrambled to get them switched on and see how they worked for ourselves. As you can see, the straighteners have a sleek design and a glossy red design. Nicky Clarke, if you are reading this, please release this straightener in an array of pastel colours, I beg of you!
So, how do the straighteners fare? Frickin’ brilliant, that’s how. They are super easy to set up, pressing a small on/off button on the inside of the straighteners, above which you’ll find the temperature gauge which heats up to 230C. You can also adjust the settings on whether your hair is fine, medium or thick. These straighteners have seriously impressed me. It literally took me two minutes to straighten all of my hair and I was left with a sleek, straight look which actually feels in a better condition than before I used it! If I was asked do they fare better than GHDs – my answer is yes. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, I can’t recommend these enough! The retail price of DesiRED is £81.99 and it seems I managed to get a complete bargain! Keep a look out in Asda for any reduced hair straighteners! I would still highly recommend for the retail price and if I needed to buy another pair, I would certainly be willing to splash out.
What hair straighteners do you use?

Aussie ‘Fresh Mate’ Body Wash Review

Did I need another shower gel? Of course not. Did I buy it anyway? Of course I did! You may know Aussie from the fabulous hair care range and they’ve now branched out into the body care sector, releasing a total of four different body washes. The four to choose from are ‘Shower Smoothie’, ‘Fresh Mate’, ‘Mega Watt’ and ‘No Rush’. Each shower gel comes in either a 250ml or 400ml bottle and after dithering at the stand for a while I decided to choose ‘Fresh Mate’ in a 400ml bottle as it was only 50p extra for the larger bottle. Of course I could have happily bought all four, but I managed to restrain myself.
I put this to the test last night as I was in the middle of washing my hair in the shower. Realising I’d left this in my handbag, I made a mad dash to grab my shower gel so I could put it to good use – I promise I had my towel on! So, onto the shower gel itself. ‘Fresh Mate’ is an everyday body wash, with eucalyptus extracts giving it a fresh scent. The scent itself smells similar to that gorgeous typical ‘Aussie smell’ and as you can see the packaging is very similar – so don’t go getting your products mixed up! After a busy day, this is the perfect shower gel to make me feel squeaky clean without an empowering scent and leaves me smelling lovely. The formula of the shower gel itself is thicker than I expected and doesn’t slip out of my hands the second I get some ready to apply. If you’re looking to treat yourself I can definitely recommend Aussie for their ‘Fresh Mate’ body wash. Next step – trying the next three!
Would you try an Aussie body wash?

My Favourtine Disney Instagram Accounts

I think Disneyfind has to be my all time favourite Instagram account. Every time there’s a new Disney product released, whether it’s a top in Primark, to stationery to pyjamas – anything Disney related will always be right here. Some Disney items can be very popular and sell out pretty quickly, so I love finding out about the new releases. If I bought everything, I’d have no pennies to my name but it doesn’t mean I can’t dream!
‘Disneyproductsuk’ is pretty much very similar to Disneyfind. I find that it’s always good to follow more than one account as sometimes we can miss out on things that other people find, so this way there’s no way of missing out on all the perfect new releases.
‘Inkeddisney’ is such a fabulous account. I have no tattoos and I don’t plan on having any as  I change my mind way too often! I could guarantee that in three months after a tattoo, I’d be wishing I had chosen a different design! As I’m sure you can guess, this account has loads of pictures of peoples tattoos based on Disney. I love seeing how creative people can be and seeing the Disney magic live on.
Scrolling through Instagram can give me many different images, so I love to make sure I’ve got my fix of Disney in there somewhere. ‘thedisneysclub’. The account doesn’t focus on specific things such as products or tattoos, instead focuses on all things Disney. You can find quotes, cupcakes, illustration, characters, rollercoasters and lots more. It’s perfect for brightening up your feed.
If there’s one thing that’s my lifelong dream then it’s to get married in Disney. It’s ridiculously expensive so unless I win the lottery, I can’t see it happening any time soon! So, I can dream about my happily ever after instead with the ‘disneyweddings’ account. It’s pretty much self explanatory, but there’s such cute pictures of dresses, cakes and ceremonies it’s too good to miss.
Do you have any favourite Instagram accounts?