An electric toothbrush is one of those not so exciting beauty gadgets that totally changes your hygiene routine. It’s not something you’d usually be telling all your friends about but it’s an instant WOW and really other than whitening dental products don’t get enough blog press, do they? If I find a toothpaste I’m particularly excited about (I have uber sensitive teeth) I will mention it either here or in a video on my YouTube channel so I figured ‘life’ changing toothbrush deserved a review.
We had an electric toothbrush a couple of years ago, I believe it was a Christmas gift from my Mum. We loved it until it broke (stopped charging) and replaced it with regular manual toothbrushes and moved on with our lives. I just forgot how great it was until I got this one, my teeth just don’t feel as clean with a regular brush and now I’m a little older and care a little more (Spike Milligan warned us!) about my teeth I’ll never be without an electric one again.. especially since they’re nowhere near as expensive as they once were. You used to be talking £100 minimum for an electric toothbrush but this is a quarter of that and for what it does I think it’s absolutely worth it. Bonus – this one’s purple, my favourite colour… not so bonus for my husband who I’ve bought a brush head for but hey, he’ll just have to deal with it.
I was excited to try this newly launched double ended mascara from Max Factor because I do on occasion layer mascaras to get a fuller effect so the idea of it being within one tube definitely appeals. The idea with this 2 step product is that you start with a volumising formula and brush to get your lashes as big as possible before going in with a lengthening option. In my opinion it works better the other way around, I like to lengthen first but I guess that’s a matter of preference.
The mascara isn’t the greatest for me, I’m very picky though and I think it’s so difficult to recommend/the opposite when it comes to this kind of product. A blush is a blush, a lipstick is a lipstick but what is my holy grail mascara you may just absolutely hate.. it’s not a one size fits all deal.
Max Factor and Covergirl (the US equivalent) are effectively the same brand and the Lash Blast mascara from CG that is raved about online did absolutely nothing for me but make my lashes black, no volume and it’s all about the brush. Maybelline Rocket (also very popular) has an almost identical brush – I don’t like that either. The extending brush in this system is the same and so I knew as soon as I opened it I wasn’t going to love it. I can get some volume but it’s more than a little clumpy and unless we’re talking all out false effect then it’s just not worth the spidery look in my opinion.