I Put Charcoal On My Teeth???

 I love trying out new products .. especially if it can help improve my health in some way.

Teeth whitening is the in thing at the moment. There are so many different companies out there offering different ways to whiten your teeth without the huge expense but there is always the worry that these cheaper alternatives can potentially cause more damage than good.

We have all seen the Hi Smile system that uses gel and a mouth guard type device to whitening your teeth but all of a sudden along came activated charcoal.

If you have ever watched Bear Grylls or survivor programs you know that they use dirt to clean their teeth… I just think of it as a more sanitary version of that haha.. maybe i am totally wrong in doing that but hey ho..

When Procoal agreed to send me their product in exchange for an honest review I thought why not??


The tub is small but do not be fooled.. a little goes a very very long way. 

Before you receive the product you will be sent an email with a step by step guide on how to use it but as we are already here I thought I would give you a little run down of how I use it and a few tips and what to do and what not to do with the product!!

TIP 1: Buy yourself a separate toothbrush to the one you normally use.

TIP 2: Make sure you only use a small amount of the activated charcoal.. as I said a little goes a long way.

TIP 3: It can get messy so make sure you have a clear space, preferably do it over the sink.

TIP 4: Don’t clean the bathroom until after using the product.. Now this tip may seem like common sense but I had a cleaning frenzy one day, my rooms were pristine!.. so what did I do… I decided to use Procoal and get a black mess everywhere.

STEP 1: Brush your teeth as normal

STEP 2: Wet your toothbrush (the new one) and lightly dab it in to the activated charcoal! REMEMBER: not too much.


STEP 3: Brush the activated charcoal in starting from the back. 

Word of warning it does have a funny texture and it can take some getting used to.

STEP 4: Wash your mouth out thoroughly making sure to get in between the teeth. 

And there we have it! So Fresh and So Clean Clean!!… I started to see results more or less straight away.

On the chart I am sad to say I started on a 5/6  but after 3 days of using Procoal I was down to a 3/4.  One tub lasts quite a while and at the moment there is an offer on the website buy 2 for just £15.99 if you use the code “BUY2“.

Procoal definitely gets the creative stamp of approval!! 


**Disclaimer: The product was provided in exchange for an honest review.**

Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You!




REVIEW: Color Club Nail Polish


Now don’t get me wrong I do love my Barry M nail varnish but I have found that it doesn’t work so well in false nails . It always needs more than one coat, it doesn’t really paint on well and it always looks.. ridgy.

I have been looking at online tutorials etc for so good nail polish that will work well on acrylic nails as I am not a massive fan of using gel polish all the time just due to the fact it takes forever to remove.

I watch a lot of nail art tutorials of a you tuber called Cristine. Her channel is SimplyNailogical. I love watch her videos and getting ideas from her. They are really funny to watch you should all definitely check her out. As she is from Canada some of the products she uses are not available here in the UK but she does use an of F.U.N Lacquer and some Color Club so for my birthday I asked for some gorgeous Color Club HOLO Nail Polish…and….. IT IS AMAZING!!


My sister bought Color ClubEternal Beauty” and it applies in one thick beautiful coat and its so pretty! I cannot wait to get more. At £9 per bottle for the Holo polish it is not cheap but I would definitely recommend it for acrylic and natural nails. (ignore the fact that the acrylics are not that great I did them myself and I am just learning).

Color Club is a 5 out of 5 for me.. I will definitely be purchasing more Holo polish from them and no doubt many others.

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What is your favourite brand of nail polish?

Do you prefer Gel or polish?

Would love to hear some recommendations as i need to expand my collection





REVIEW: Cco Color Coat Nail Gel

I have always loved doing my nails. Whether that was having acrylics (when i could afford every two weeks) or just doing my own little manicure and painting them in bright colours it always made me feel good.

Last year for my birthday my parents bought me a set of Cco gel nail polishes and an LED lamp. I was so excited to try it and i have to say it didn’t disappoint.

The gel applies in one thick coat and all you need to do is hold it under the lamp for 2-3 minutes and its dry,  apply a glossy top coat, do the same again, use some gel cleanser to wipe of the excess stick layer that forms on the top of your nails (no idea why this happens with gel but hey ho)  and the jobs a good en as the say.

I tend to apply a base coat prior to adding the colour just to protect my nails from staining as much as possible as i change my colours alot.

The only negative about gel polish in general is that even with the gel polish remover it can take quite a while to remove the gel. I am not sure if it is just me but it can get quite annoying.. and messy. That is no reflection on the quality of Cco Gel Nail Polish just an observation in general about gel polish.

If there is an easy and quick way to remove gel polish I would love to find out.

Another positive about gel polish is that it dries so quickly so if you are in a rush gel polish is the perfect choice for you.


Let me know what you think..

Do you like CCO?

What is your favourite brand?

Do you prefer gel polish or standard Nail varnish..??

I would love to know what other people think..



Barry Marvelous Nail Fanatic..When does it become an obsession… :)

I am not a really girly girl but I  do love doing my nails. For years I used cheap market stall nail varnish. I then tried some of the more expensive products but I could never find nail varnish that would last and wouldn’t crack or peel off.

Until I found Barry M tucked away on the end of an isle in Boots. The price was just right, there was a wide range of colours available and they had different types from Gelly to Matt to Glitter. I honestly cannot fault the products at all.

I tried the Sally Hansen base coat that I was charged about £8 for but it peeled off after a day or two but if I use the Base coat, top coat and Nail hardener from Barry M I know that I will get a good week if not more without any cracking.

I have listed a few of my favourites below

Matt Collection

Crush 337


Gelly Collection

Blueberry 531


Plum 321


If you are looking for quality nail polish at affordable prices i would definitely recommend Barry M. The basic collections sell at around £2.99 per unit and the most i have ever paid was £4.99 for one of the Sunset Daylight Curing Gel Polishes.

Boots do a 3 for 2 offer on most if not all the Barry M Cosmetics, which I love. And Currently on the official Barry M Website they are offering free delivery on orders over £15.. how can you say no ????

I have recently started purchasing other cosmetics such as their eyeshadow palettes and Lipstick. Again i cannot fault the quality of any of them….

The only down side is that they do not have a wide range of colours in the face section like other cosmetic brands but this does not put me off. For me it is more about the quality of the product.

Go to https://www.barrym.com/ to check out the range of products available.

I don’t have many vices but Barry M certainly is one of them.

Barry M gets a huge thumbs up and a 5 out of 5 from me

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