Tuesday 28 February 2017

S+ by ResMed Review

Hey everyone!

Today I'm doing a bit of a different blog post from what you normally see on The Human Mannequin, I'm going to be talking about a sleep tracker called S+

What is it? The S+ by ResMed* is the world’s first non-contact, fully comprehensive sleep tracking system. ResMed have spent more than 10 years developing this product and in the process analysed more 2 million nights of sleep and has been rigorously tested in 10 published clinical studies.

How does it work? By measuring your breathing and physical movements, however you don't have to wear anything or have anything touching you! Instead, using bluetooth signals sends the information to your phone or tablet, you will need to download the app available on both iPhone and Android.

What will it do? You’ll receive tailored feedback from S+ by ResMed after just your first night’s sleep using the product, along with tips on improving sleep conditions in your bedroom. It has some other cools features too; you can record the things you need to do tomorrow, set a smart alarm, and have sounds to helps you fall asleep more easily.

My thoughts on the S+ by ResMed: I was quite surprised by how versatile this product is! I initially thought this product would only be useful for people who struggle sleeping but after trying this out I was wrong!

 Even if you manage to sleep fine already this can help improve your quality sleep and wake up feeling very refreshed and ready to embrace the new day. I think this product would make a thoughtful present for a loved one, and with Mother's Day coming soon it could be perfect!

The app I found very easy to navigate and quite self explanatory. My favourite feature of this product is definitely the Smart Alarm and something I now use everyday. Smart Alarm aims to gently wake you from light sleep close to when you need to be up, helping you feel more refreshed. You choose a time window that suits you and S+ by ResMed Smart Alarm will do just that. (If you don’t reach light sleep within the time window, Smart Alarm will wake you at your desired time.)

The S+ is available at the price of £129.95 from Amazon and John Lewis. You can see a full FAQ section on their website here: http://splus.resmed.com/ and follow the on twitter @FixMySleep 

I hope you enjoyed this review, would you consider using a sleep tracking system? Let me know in the comments.

Love Sally x


Monday 27 February 2017

Amargan Hair Therapy

Hey Guys!

I wanted to tell you about about a UK haircare brand called Amargan Hair Therapy, it was one of the first Argan Oil ranges to reach the haircare market and sold exclusively in salons and can also be purchased from their website: http://www.amargan.co.uk/ 

I was lucky enough to try out one of their products from their Amargan Colour Therapy Oil* range, I was very curious about this product as I have seen lots of brands with products containing Argan Oil but not for specific colours so was intrigued to find out more!

The Colour Therapy Oil comes in three different shades, for Silver to Blonde Hair, for Gold to Copper Hair and lastly the shade I picked for myself for Red to Brown Hair. It comes with a handy guide on the side of the box which shows you which colour shades it is suitable for:

The benefits of the Amargan Colour Therapy Oil is pretty impressive:

- Reduces colour fade
- Eliminates frizz
- Nourish and repairs
- Protects against thermal damage
- Detangles and softens
- Reduces drying times
- Soothes dry, itchy scalp
- Creates brilliant shine

I use this product straight after washing my hair when it is still damp. You work a few drops from the roots through to your ends and don't rinse out. I find this great to do especially before I am blow drying and styling my hair and it helps get rid of knots and it is heat protectant. Once I've finished blow drying my hair I can definitely tell my hair is more shiny and soft than when I don't use it.

This product retails at £29.95 which I think is a good price for a generous 100ml bottle which will last me quite a long time as I only use a few drops each time.

Let me know in the comments whether you use any Argan Oil products.

Love Sally x


Thursday 23 February 2017

Haagen-Dazs Mango & Raspberry

Hi Guys!

Today I'm bringing you a food post, I'm planning to do more of these and also 'What I eat in a day' posts, let me know if you'd be interested in seeing these!

I'm giving my thoughts on the Haagen-Dazs Mango & Raspberry Icecream* this is currently on offer in Sainsburys for only £2.50.

Häagen-Dazs has been making premium ice cream since 1961. Their founder, Reuben Mattus' vision was to make the best ice cream in the world using high quality, carefully selected ingredients. Reuben, believed that if you were going to indulge in ice cream, it should be a real and fulfilling experience rather than the ‘cold and sweet stuff’ of his time.

I have tried a few of the Haagen-Dazs range previously and my favourite has always been the classic vanilla.
However, I really enjoyed the Mango & Raspberry it's a bit more exoctic that what I normally go for! This flavour I think will be amazing to have on a summer's day, it's very refreshing and has a great mango flavour with a delicious raspberry swirl, I think the mango & raspberry work very well together.

Check out Haagen-Dazs full range of products on their website: https://haagen-dazs.co.uk/products

Let me know what your favourite flavour is in the comments below!

Love Sally X

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Get More Vitamin A Drink Review

Hey Guys!

I wanted to tell you about a company called More Drinks. You may have seen them in the supermarkets, they are stocked nationwide in Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Ocado. 

More Drinks have two ranges of drinks - Get More and A Little More. Every product in the More Drinks range has a single, simple message that tells you what you’re getting and why it’s good for you.

I have tried out some of the Get More Vitamin A drinks* which are for supporting healthy skin and vision. They are in a yummy sparkling blackberry and blueberry flavour, made of spring water and are sugar free!

The packaging I think is simple but eye-catching and they tastes great and find they are great to throw in my bag for on the go.

You can see the full range of drinks on their website: http://www.getmorevits.com/ 

If you've tried one of their drink let me know what flavour in the comments and make sure you share it on twitter #Getmorevits

Love Sally x


Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Brushes Review

Hey Everyone!

Long time, no speak! I have been MIA from my blog for a while but I am now back and you'll be seeing lots more blog posts coming soon!

Today I want to share with you a review of the duo-fiber collection* from Real Techniques which consists of a face brush, contour brush and eye brush for a retail price of around the £20 mark depending on where you buy them. Link to their website is here: https://realtechniques.com/  

These brushes are super soft, made with synthetic bristles and they do not shed when applying makeup to your face. 
From left to right:
The duo-fiber face brush: This is for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments, I find this brush perfect for applying loose powder after my foundation.

The duo-fiber contour brush: This is for controlled contouring and sculpting, I use this for applying bronzer along my cheekbones.

The duo-fiber eye brush: This is for adding finishing touches to the eyes. Once I've applied my eyeshadows colours I used this brush to blend them out and great for creating a smoky eye.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and comment below with any blog post suggestions you'd like to me do in the future!

Love Sally x
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