My Love for the Tangle Teezer

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I received the Tangle Teezer for review last week, and at first I didn’t expect much from this little brush. Incredibly, 10 Tangle Teezers are sold globally every minute, so something had to be amazing about this brush!



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It has a very sleek design! Not only is it pretty to look at, but it’s compact and fits easily inside my smallest bag.

But what exactly sets it apart from other brushes? I have had the same compact brush for a few years now, and I thought it was working just fine.

When I finally tried the Tangle Teezer, I understood what the hype was.

The bristles are very fine, so it felt like a lovely scalp massage each time I brushed my hair. That was a bit different than what I was used to with my regular brush. I also didn’t get my hair tangled at all while brushing. I have very fine hair, so this is normally a problem for me.

One thing I really loved that wasn’t an advertised perk of the brush was that it combatted my static issue. I have a static problem with my hair all winter, and when I brush my hair it automatically stands on end. With this brush that just didn’t happen. I was really surprised since that wasn’t one of the claims this brush made. Loved this perk!



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At this point that other brush I was using previously has been left at home while I carry my new Tangle Teezer around in my purse. I was really surprised I liked it so much because it just seemed like another brush at first glance. I realized after using it I loved the bristles, I loved that it didn’t get tangled in my hair and kept it knot-free, that it was nice and compact, and no static!

It also has a removable click-on cover as part of the design to make sure the teeth don’t get any fluff or dirt in it.

It is also a great teaser as well. I used it to tease my hair into a ponytail and it did a great job at giving me some much needed volume.

The Tangle Teezer Compact Styler line is available at Sephora in 4 colours: Pink Sizzle, Feline Groovy, Gold Rush and Rockstar Black ($25 CND).



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For more information on the Tangle Teezer, visit their website here.



Mandy Furnis




The Almay Good Beautiful Morning Giveaway!

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If you have been reading the blog, you would remember this lovely event I went to a few weeks ago that Almay hosted where I learned about some pretty amazing products.

I also posted about how I got morning ready in minutes with these products, and loved the results!

Now it’s your turn to get morning ready in minutes with Almay.


One lucky sparkleshinylove reader can win all of the products I used to get morning ready with Almay! The winner would receive a customized package to match their skin tone and eye colour.



Everything seen here in this photo below would be included in the prize package, and I have made it super easy for you to win! Just comment below this post saying “I want to win!”, and that’s it, you are entered!



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This contest is open to Canadian residents, one entry per person. The contest begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 and ends on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. The winner will be announced on Wednesday March 11th on the blog!

Thank you to everyone who enters, and good luck!



Mandy Furnis



Surviving the Harsh Winter with Sibu Beauty

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This has been the harshest winter I can remember, and my skin has been screaming out for moisture! I haven’t travelled anywhere without a bottle of lotion on my purse because I’m pretty sure my skin is as soft as an elephant’s this winter.

It seemed like a god-send when a package arrived in the mail with products from Sibu Beauty!

Sibu Beauty products are made with the Sea Buckthorn Berry which is known as the super fruit of the Himalayans. It’s rich with antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and the very rare powerful Omega 7.

Their products are parabin-free and cruelty-free, and they also contain no dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast or preservatives. Sea buckthorn is sourced through fair trade agreements with local harvesters in Tibet.



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First up I tried Sibu Beauty’s Sea Buckthorn Body Cream. It had a really nice and thick texture, so when I applied it to my skin it felt amazing.

The smell was really citrusy, but it must be what a sea buckthorn berry smells like! It smelled very refreshing.

Hours later I noticed my skin still felt moisturized with the cream which I don’t think I have ever noticed with a body cream before.

The cream also contains Shea butter which likely explains why it felt like the cream locked moisture into my skin.

Sea Buckthorn has been shown in many scientific and clinical studies to aid in the preservation of youthful texture and protection against sun damage. Sounds good to me!

When I get up in the morning, after a shower and before bed this has been my new go-to cream! It lasts well enough that I don’t need to reapply in between. And I feel less like I have elephant skin.



I also tried the Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Beauty Mask. I am OBSESSED with this mask!

I tend to buy a lot of these types of masks, and then use them once or twice and then I completely forget about them. With this mask I saw results immediately so it’s officially part of my beauty regimen.



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I don’t know that I have had instant results with a beauty product like this before! After applying the mask it said to leave it on for 5-7 minutes, which I did. It smelled very similar to the body cream which was nice. Once I wiped it away with a washcloth my skin really looked refreshed, and my skin tone was completely even. I have to be very cautious with what I apply to my face because I have Rosacea, and this product did not irritate my skin at all. This mask is recommended to be used once a week.

Hours later I still hadn’t applied makeup because I realy felt like I didn’t need to. My skin felt great! Seriously awesome results.



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Overall I loved both of these products and I’m glad I was introduced to them.

For more information on Sibu Beauty and their products, visit



Mandy Furnis