Have you been interested in trying a charcoal teeth whitening powder? BENZ and BLANC have a great one, so read my review and find out why I love it.

We’re all on the hunt for the best way to get a white smile, right? Many companies offer products to do it, and whilst they might work, they’re unnatural and can damage your teeth. BENZ and BLANC have the solution for you. The Charcoal Whitening Powder is 100% organic, natural and vegan! I bet you’re already itching to try it.

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Firstly, Who Are BENZ and BLANC?

BENZ and BLANC are a small boutique business based in the heart of Leeds. Founded in 2016 by Paul, they’re only 5 months old but already making massive steps in the world of cosmetic dental care. Their own Charcoal Whitening Powder came after customers kept asking for something better than what was already on the market. They wanted to create a product that was natural, good for the economy and actually worked!

How Do You Use It?

When I first opened the tin, I honestly had no idea where to begin. When you’re presented with a pot of black powder that’s meant to go in your mouth, it’s a little bit scary. The application couldn’t be more simple – you dip a wet toothbrush in and start brushing your teeth! Word of warning, this get’s everywhere if you’re not careful. Leave the powder on for a couple of minutes, brush it off, and your teeth will be gleaming!

benz and blanc charcoal whitening powder

What Did I Think?

Coming from a charcoal whitening sceptic, I’m impressed! This stuff actually works! My teeth instantly looked brighter and felt cleaner. It’s not the easiest product to remove, and I’m not a fan of the taste but they’re just technical aspects of the process.

My biggest issue with this product is the taste. It doesn’t taste bad, but it tastes weird to me. Luckily, I recently found out that they’re working on flavoured versions, so if you’re concerned about the taste, BENZ and BLANC will have you covered shortly!

Some Extra Information

The BENZ and BLANC Whitening Charcoal Powder is made from coconut shells, and it’s 100% natural and organic. The packaging is a cute little aluminium tin, which is recyclable and has a lower carbon footprint than glass – winner! If you’re looking to give it a go, you can start with the 15g tin which is £6.99. Some of the proceeds from the product actually go to the charity Operation Smile, so the company are really making waves in supporting the industry.

I can’t rave about this company more than I do. BENZ and BLANC help the community, the economy and anyone who comes into their store in Leeds. I’ve got massive respect for the owner, Paul, and I honestly think you’d be silly not to click this link and purchase the product.

Have you tried charcoal whitening powder before? Let me know in the comments.

This product was kindly gifted to me. All opinions and views are 100% my own.

Are you on the lookout for a new iPhone case? If you want to know my review of the Snakehive London Vintage iPhone case, keep reading!

Picking an iPhone case isn’t an easy task – well, at least not for me. I find that they’re either really expensive, or shocking quality. After I’ve spent so much money on a phone, the last thing I want to do is dress it in a tacky piece of plastic. I’ve been using the Snakehive London Vintage Two Tone Leather Wallet and I’m definitely impressed.

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A Little Bit About Snakehive London

Snakehive London was founded in 2009, with the aim to provide high quality phone accessories and cases, at a market-competitive price. The first phone cases became available in 2011, after the website was set up. It all picked up in 2015, when the collection expanded to include the range we see today. High quality leather and wooden cases became available, and thankfully, you can get them really easily!

snakehive london iphone case review

What’re My Thoughts On The Vintage Two Tone Leather Wallet?

I’ve never really used an iPhone Wallet before. Being completely honest, I like my phone to be visible because I’m a fan of the design. With that being said, I think I’m a convert! The Snakehive Vintage Two Tone Leather Wallet is super high quality, and looks premium. The portion of the case that holds the phone is a sturdy plastic and there’s a section on the side for holding cards.

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If you’re anything like me, you hate having to carry a wallet around. I find it too bulky, and don’t like how they feel in my pocket. Thankfully, this phone case allows me to carry my main cards around with me and I keep the rest of them in my wallet. They provide cases for a number of phones, which is great.

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I’d honestly recommend you try out the cases if you’re looking for a sleek and stylish upgrade to your existing phone, at a reasonable price. The case I got retails at £18.95, which is super affordable.

Shop the full range from Snakehive London by clicking here.

The full collection from Snakehive London is really affordable and there’s sure to be a style for everyone. Make sure you head over and check out the full range.

Got any questions? Comment below and I’ll get back to you!

I was given this case for review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I wouldn't review something I didn't genuinely like.

Fancy knowing about my top skincare picks? Keep reading to see my review of Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant!

For the longest time, Dermalogica has been one of my top skincare choices. I’ve tried a lot of products from the range and they’ve never disappointed. Backed by the science of dermatology, the brand has an incredible ethos. They believe in an ‘education first’ approach, aiming to ensure every customer knows their skin. I’ve been trying out their Daily Microfoliant for a couple of weeks now, and thought I’d share my thoughts.

dermalogica daily microfoliant review

What is Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant?

The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a gentle, yet effective, daily exfoliator. It’s a rice-based powder that activates when combined with water. It works to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, leaving you with a soft and smooth complexion.

How do I use it?

Firstly, I run my hands under water to wet them, before adding some of the powder to my hands. I then rub it together, which turns the powder into an exfoliating paste. Once it’s at this stage, I then apply it to my face in circular motions, focusing on the areas that are drier. Finally, I rinse it off and pat my face dry.

What do I think?

Honestly, I love this! Exfoliators can sometimes feel a bit harsh on the skin, however this is so gentle that I’m not worried using it multiple times a week. I’m also an incredible fan of the smell, it’s got a subtle scent of oats. I’d recommend using it in the shower though, because it can get a bit messy if you’re using it around the sink.



If you haven’t tried anything from Dermalogica, I’d definitely recommend you check them out. Click here to shop their range, you won’t be disappointed.

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This product was given to me for purpose of review. All my opinions are my own and 100% honest.

I recently tried out Blossoming Gifts. Want to see my review? Keep reading!

There’s one thing in life that always looks great in the home, and also makes incredible gifts. Wondering what it is? I’m sure the title has given it away, but if it hasn’t, I’m talking about flowers!

I find it ridiculously difficult to buy flowers. Most of the stalls around Manchester close before I have a chance to get there, so I find it easier to turn to the internet. Thankfully, Blossoming Gifts have a solution to my problems.

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Who Are Blossoming Gifts?

Blossoming Gifts are online providers of special gifts. From flowers, to plants, even the odd plush toy, chocolates and jewellery. It’s the perfect one-stop-shop for a gift for any occasion. One thing I’m the most impressed with is that they offer next day delivery across most of the UK.

If like me, you’re always forgetting to buy gifts, this is the site for you. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, why not treat your Mum to a lovely bouquet of flowers? I know she’ll appreciate it. They even offer hampers and wine, which is another winning point for me!

Get 33% off your order from Blossoming Gifts by using the code: BGIFTS33

What Did I Think Of Blossoming Gifts?

I’ll admit something here – I’m actually not a massive fan of flowers. I find they always smell a bit too intense for me, and with my hay fever, it doesn’t always end well. I was super impressed to find that Blossoming Gifts also offer a selection of indoor plants. If there’s something I can’t get enough of, it’s cactus and succulents. I got the Trio of Succulents, which came in beautiful white glass pots.

What’s even better is that with the turn around time Blossoming Gifts offer, I had these plants before I even had time to process it! They got delivered the day after, completely fresh and healthy, with enough packing to ensure the plants didn’t get damaged.

blossoming gifts trio of succulents

I know for a fact I’m going to use Blossoming Gifts again. Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or another special occasion. The selection of bouquets is incredible and there’ll be one fit for any occasion.

Get 33% off your order from Blossoming Gifts by using the code: BGIFTS33


I was gifted the Trio of Succulents for my review. All views and opinions are my own.

Fancy knowing about my top skincare picks? Keep reading to see my review of the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist!

Jurlique is a brand I wasn’t too familiar with until recently. I’m not going to lie, first impressions I thought it was just too floral and girly for my use. However I’ve recently tried something from the range and it’s definitely made me reconsider my original opinions. Everything from Jurlique is natural and is based on the healing power of nature. Explains my floral connection, I suppose!

jurlique calendula redness rescue review

What is the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist?

The Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist is a lightweight mist that absorbs quickly into the skin. It helps to soothe, calm and soften the skin. The mist is enriched with soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Calendula and Camomile. I’m sure you’ve heard of them ingredients before? It also helps to reduce the appearance of redness and feels very refreshing on the skin.

How do I use it?

Typically, I spray this onto my face after I’ve cleansed, whilst my skin is still a bit damp to lock in extra moisture. Once I’ve spritzed my face, I pat it into my skin, before following with my serum and moisturiser of choice.

What do I think?

The mist honestly makes a great addition to my skincare routine. It’s not something I use everyday, purely because my routine is complex enough as it is. I use this most when my skin is feeling a little bit irritated, or if my skin is suffering from redness and stress.

Jurlique is one of those unsung brands in my opinion. You definitely should try something from the range, and if there’s anything you should try, it would be this mist.

What have you tried anything from Jurlique before? Let me know!