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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau so Fresh | Review

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So FreshMarc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh

  I am pretty excited at the moment, it's my Birthday on Friday and I'll be turning 20, it is quite bizarre. I honestly don't feel my age at all, I'd say I'm quite a big kid at heart and probably always will be. I have no plans at all for my Birthday, I hate planning everything out just in case I get let down so I'll just go with the flow, I'll probably end up going on a shopping trip with my best friend for the day and have a big buffet of food when I get home.

I'm completely clueless as to what I am getting for my Birthday, I haven't told anyone what I want yet so it's a mystery but I'll do a Birthday haul post after if any of you like reading those kind of posts.

Anyway enough about me and my birthday, as promised on my last post I will be revealing all about my new-found favourite fragrance, Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau so Fresh.

I was casually looking around Boots last month(as you do) when I had no money in my pockets and came across all the Marc Jacobs fragrances in the fragrance/makeup aisle and this particular perfume instantly caught my eye. How could it not?

The perfume bottle is a very sturdy colourless glass bottle with slightly curved sides but I have to admit the bottle isn't what attracted me to it at first. The sphered shaped lid looks so beautiful covered with yellow, pink and white daisies made of rubber. It would look so pretty on a dressing table(if only I had one). 

The scent itself is just amazing! I don't know how to describe it but I'd say it's a very fruity/floral scent which I absolutely love. It's not a very overpowering smell, it smells quite subtle and fresh and you can definitely tell when you're wearing it. This perfume has a combination of both fruit and floral scents with top notes of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Raspberry, Green Leaves and Pear. Middle notes of Violet, Wild Rose, Apple Blossom, Lychee and Jasmine petals. And Base notes of Musks, Plum and Cedarwood.
 You only need at least one-two spritz of this perfume on the wrist or neck as the scent lasts quite a while on the skin.

As it's quite a fresh, fruity scent it is absolutely perfect for this Spring, I have been using it non-stop. I highly recommend this to any of you ladies that are on the lookout for the perfect fragrance this Spring, it truly is the most stunning perfume I've bought and I'm so glad I let go of the money to purchase the little beauty.

You can purchase various different versions of this perfume, it comes in a 75ml bottle(which I have) for £65, a 125ml bottle for £85 and a purse spray for just £29.50 from Boots online here.

 I am thinking of purchasing the purse spray version as I like to keep perfume handy when I am staying at a friends or on holiday.

 Have you tried Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh?

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Monday, 24 February 2014

February Favourites

February Beauty Favourites
February Beauty Favourites

 It's that time again! It's time for a roundup of my favourite beauty products from this month.I haven't done a favourites post since December, I missed out on January as I didn't have any new favourites to show you but this month I've got a few new favourites that I have been using pretty much non stop so I thought I'd share them with you.

  Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash 

First off is the Sugar Crush Body Wash by Soap and Glory. Oh, I love this so much! It lathers up really well and it has such a lovely fresh, zesty scent which I absolutely love.
 I wrote a full review on this here if you would like to know more. I've had to give this away to my sister now though due to my brother playing a little prank on me and putting some disgusting mens shower gel in it, urgh, it totally wrecked it but I'll be making another repurchase of it due to my brothers silly actions.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 

This is one of those beauty products that everyone was rushing around the shops for during the festive season when it was released. Stupidly I didn't put it on my christmas list so I didn't receive it but I made a purchase a few weeks ago and I've been using it religiously ever since. The shades in this eyeshadow palette are so beautiful, they have amazing pigmentation and they don't have any fall out when applying which is fantastic.
I wrote a post about the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette here with pictures and swatches if you would like to read more.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau so Fresh Perfume

I came across this perfume in the fragrance/makeup aisle in Boots and fell in love with it instantly. It was on my wishlist(which I wrote here) up until a few weeks ago when I received it through the post. It's the perfect spring perfume as it's quite a fruity fragrance but it's not overwhelming in the sense that it'll give you a bad headache. It is a little expensive at £51.50 for 75ml and £67.50 for 125ml but you can always purchase the smaller purse spray version for just £29.50 from Boots. I will be doing a full review on this perfume sometime this week so keep your eyes peeled ladies.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus +

My skin saviour! I've been using this nearly every day since I purchased it and it has completely saved my acne prone skin. My breakouts and spots have minimised and the redness is reducing, need I say more? I wrote a review on La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus + here if you would like to find out more.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in 'Fresco Rose'

A MAC product? How typical of me, I have been obsessed with their products over the last few months and I can't get enough. I recently bought my first paint pot in 'fresco rose' from a blogsale and I absolutely love it, it's a gorgeous shimmery pink/rose shade which is more warm toned than cool. It makes my green eyes pop and it looks just wonderful on it's own. Unfortunately this has been discontinued so if I was to run out I won't be able to repurchase another, boo! MAC, please bring it back? I really want to repurchase more of these this year, they work so well as a cream based shadow.

Tangle Teezer 'The Original'

 The Tangle Teezer detangles my hair beautifully and gently without my hair getting yanked out in clumps with excessive brushing, phew. It comes in various different colours and it works with either wet or dry hair which I love! I wrote a review on the Tangle Teezer here if you would like to read more into the product. 

MAC Lipstick in 'Hue'

 I admit I am more of a bold pink lipstick type of girl but recently I've started using the MAC lipstick in 'Hue' nearly every day. It's a beautiful nude lipstick which is more pink toned than brown, it is so subtle and it has a frost finish which I love. It works so well with any makeup look I create whether it's a natural look or a smokey eye.

 What are your February Favourites?

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Monday, 17 February 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag

I thought I'd kick this week off with a new tag, I wasn't tagged to do this by anyone but I've seen it floating around on some of my favourite blogs recently. This tag was originally created by Famous in JapanI have really enjoyed reading through their answers and I thought it would be fun to take part in myself so here we go..

 1) Who are your most influential bloggers? Who are the ones that you rely on for reviews and swatches?
 Ooh okay, this seems like a difficult one because I have so many favourites but I'd say the most influential bloggers are Anna from ViviannadoesMakeup and Adrienne from The Sunday Girl.

 I go to various different bloggers for their reviews and swatches but I rely mostly on Fleur de force and MilkteefThey have great quality photos so you can see what the product looks like very clearly and they write very in depth reviews.

2) Do you buy a product soley as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers or do you look for more reviews on others?
I can't say I've ever bought a product based soley on one review, I always google for reviews and swatches of the product before I decide whether or not I should part with my money whether it's about a drugstore product or higher end.

3) What is your most favourite item that you have bought as a consequence of blogs? 
Ooh, another difficult one! but I'd have to go with the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
Before I bought this eyeshadow palette I was wearing the same makeup everyday but since using this I have been experimenting with the shades, I can create every single look possible from a gorgeous smokey eye to a natural look, it's amazing.

4) What is your least favourite item that you have bought as a consequence of blogs?
 I hopped onto the maybelline babylips hype a few months ago after reading some positive reviews about them and since then I've completely gone off the raved about lip balms.

 5) Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs?
The majority of products that I've got in my makeup collection is actually mostly due to myself reading wayy too many blog posts. The most recent products I've bought as a result of blogs are the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms, NARS Laguna Bronzer, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ and LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub.

6) Have you ever given into blogger hype? If so, what hype?
 I tried avoiding the Naked 3 palette hyper at first but I failed and I recently gave into it after reading so many positive reviews about it. I also gave into the hype surrounding the Maybelline baby lips last year, I liked Cherry Me at first but I don't get any use out of them now.

7) Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so, what hype?
I completely avoided the hyper surrounding the Benefit They're real mascara.
I avoided it as I think the high street produce better quality mascaras for a third of the price of Benefits they're real mascara.
8) Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking a review?
I'm going to be honest and say it's 50/50 really, if I see something I like but haven't seen any reviews on the item I'd buy it on impulse whether it's a beauty or haircare product.
I also have a huge wishlist which has since gotten bigger after reading many reviews so if I see one of the products I want due to this I'll pick it up in an instance. As for my skincare, I'm much more fussier with this, I have to read up on a skincare product before purchasing.

 I tag every single one of you lovely ladies(or gents) I hope you enjoyed this little tag, I really enjoyed writing it.
2) Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others? - See more at:
2) Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others? - See more at:
2) Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others? - See more at:
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash | Review

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash
Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash
Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash

I've been thinking lately that I don't seem to have some kind of schedule for my blog, sometimes I lose motivation to sit up and type up a post or I feel like I just don't have anything to talk about. I have noticed that I post at least maybe two to three times a week apart from the period of time when I was ill. I'm going to continue doing that and maybe in time I will get back to posting daily, I need to get my blogging mojo back.

Anyway, I have a beaut of a product to show you lovely ladies today which I'm sure you've more or less heard about already, the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash. Okay, so I'd say this is the first single product that I've bought from Soap and Glory ever, excluding the Soap and Glory Barrelled gift bag that I bought during the festive period.

I'm not necessarily a huge fan of body washes or gels, I get a lot of them for Christmas but I never repurchase the same product again, ever, but this particular body wash surprised me.

The packaging is lovely and so appealing to the eye with the usual eye-catching colours, it's very vibrant and looks quite feminine which I love.  I love that it has a pump dispenser, normally with body washes I tend to pour out way too much product but with the Sugar Crush Body Wash that's definitely not the case, I can pump out as much product as I like without wasting any of it.

 It is a very light and creamy body wash which lathers up quite well when mixed with water so you'll only need at least two-three pumps of the product to use all over the body.
It completely moisturises and nourishes my skin with the added omega-rich veggie oil, it never leaves my skin feeling dry at all.

As for the scent, wow! It is not one for the faint hearted, it is incredibly strong with the freshly squeezed lime and kiwi juice water, along with coolcapsule x and the omega-rich veggie oil. The lime scent definitely stands out the most, it smells so fresh and zesty which I like surprisingly as I normally like quite sweet smelling scents. This is one of those body washes that is great to be used in the morning as it's incredibly invigorating, it makes you feel completely revitalised and ready to start the day.

I wholeheartedly love the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, it is great value for money as it's 500ml of product for £6.50, it will last me for ages.
You can purchase it online here or at your nearest Boots store. 

What Soap and Glory products do you recommend?

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus + | Review

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus

As someone who's suffered with acne for nearly 5 years I find it incredibly difficult to find a product that will get rid of both acne and the scarring.Every single time I got rid of a spot I was left with something worse (acne scarring), it made me feel so self conscious, I think the scarring was just as bad as having the breakouts. At some point I even tried applying lemon juice to the scars to try and fade them but it never worked.

After reading various positive reviews about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo I decided to purchase the new improved version (duo plus). It has become a holy grail product of many acne suffering bloggers/people out there so I thought it was definitely worth a try.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus + doesn't just deal with the breakouts itself but it also helps correct the skins appearance and imperfections such as the acne scarring that occurs after the spots disappear.  It contains an ingredient called Procerad which helps to protect against the appearance of red and brown marks on the skin.

 La Roche Posay laboratories say that after 24 hours 'imperfections look visibly less red, after 8 days imperfections appear slightly reduced and after 4 weeks the pores look unclogged and the skin texture looks refined'. This product sounds like an absolute dream doesn't it?

Effaclar duo plus + is a lightweight gel-cream which doesn't feel sticky or oily on my face at all, it actually feels quite hydrating once applied which I love. You can use it underneath your makeup if you liked but I prefer not to.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus

I have been using Effaclar duo plus + for the last two weeks and I have noticed a difference in my skin, my spots have been minimised and the inflammation is slowly disappearing. After a few days of use though my skin broke out a bit but you have to persevere with it to get good results. Everyones skin is different though, the product may work for me but it might not work for you.

Overall, I am so impressed with the Effaclar duo plus + and I will be making a repurchase of it once it has ran out. La Roche Posay Effaclar duo plus is available online at Boots here for £15.50

 Have you tried the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus + ?
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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

If you follow me on twitter you would have seen my tweet about the latest little addition to my makeup collection by now, the Naked 3 palette, and boy am I one happy girl. I originally wanted the Naked 2 palette but it was never in stock so I decided to order the Naked 3 palette instead while they had very few left in stock on lookfantastic.

I was amazed how quick it was dispatched actually, I ordered it on the friday and I received it the next day without paying extra for next day delivery, ah-mazing! Why pay extra for next day delivery when standard delivery is free and just as good?

Beforehand I was really worried that the shades wouldn't suit me as the first half of the palette are rose-gold and pink toned but luckily they suit me down to a tee and don't make my pale skin look washed out. The rose-gold/pink shades make my green eyes stand out by making them look bigger and brighter which I love. The second half of the naked palette include brown-taupe shades and a darker black on the end with glitter particles so I'd say there's a little bit of variety of shades in the palette although the majority of the palette is mostly pink toned.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I'd say the majority of the shades in the Naked 3 palette are glitter/shimmer formulas with at least four matte shades. The quality and pigmentation of all the shadows are pretty fantastic although the matte shades don't show up too much when swatched.

I absolutely love the packaging, it's completely different to the first naked palette, it's a nice sturdy tin so it's much more practical to use and carry around if you're on the move, travelling or on holiday. I much prefer the Naked 3 packaging to the luxurious look and feel of the Naked 1 palette.

Now, let's get down to the swatches shall we? I haven't got the best quality camera so the photos doesn't do them much justice but I promise this palette is worth the £37 price tag.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches

Overall, I love how different it is to both the first and second naked palette, they have a great selection of shades and formulas and I adore the pink/rose-gold theme.
I can see myself using the Naked 3 palette a lot this year, it's the perfect palette for me, I can create so many different looks with it. Now I've got both the Naked 1 and Naked 3 palettes I really want to purchase the Naked 2 to complete my collection.

Have you got the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette? What do you think?

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Soap and Glory Hand Food | Review

Soap and Glory Hand Food

 Lately I have been completely reliant on hand cream, I didn't used to be a regular hand cream user until last winter when my hands were feeling rather dry and cracked, especially between my fingers. I've tried a few different hand creams but nothing ever seemed to moisturise them well enough until I discovered Soap and Glorys Hand Cream.
 It is loved by so many bloggers in the blogging community and now I completely understand why.

I have only got the travel size version(50ml) as it was included in the Bubble Barrelled Gift bag that I had purchased during the Christmas period. As it's a travel sized version it is perfect for popping into your handbag when you're on the go.

Soap and Glory Hand Food

It is super hydrating, creamy and it sinks so quickly into the skin, it works so well for my horribly dry hands. I don't have to wait for a long time until I can touch anything, maybe 5 minutes at the most. After application my hands feel incredibly soft, almost like a babys hand, what's not to love? It includes Macadamia oil, shea butter and marshmallow so no wonder it works so well for my parched hands, it doesn't feel greasy at all. 

Soap and Glory Hand Food

I don't have to apply it numerous times a day, it lasts for quite a long time so I only need to reapply it at least maybe twice a day, you don't need to use much of the product.

As for the scent, it smells so lovely! Everyone has a different sense of smell though, some of you may love it but some of you may loathe it.

I absolutely love the packaging, it's a squeeze bottle with a flip cap at the top so you can easily control how much you want to apply. It's pink too so it's very girly and easily appealing to all of us ladies. The Soap and Glory Hand Food come in various different sizes, the travel size version(50ml) is £2.50, the 125ml version is £5.00 and the full sized hand food pump is £7.00.

You can buy the travel sized version here and the 125ml from Boots online here. Soap and Glory also currently have a 3 for 2 deal going on in Boots.

Once I've used it up I will definitely be purchasing the 125ml version of the Hand Food, it's good value for money.

Have you tried the Soap and Glory Hand Food?

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Saturday, 8 February 2014

My Birthday Wishlist

Birthday Wishlist

It is now February(doesn't time go fast?) and a very special ocassion is coming up. It is my birthday on the 28th of this month and I turn 20 which I am quite excited about, I really don't feel my age though, it seems like only yesterday that I left school. As always I don't have a very big wishlist, just a few little things that I've been wanting for a while, a few beauty products and clothing. I do have a few other things in mind but the products shown are at the top of my wishlist for my Birthday.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette 

Shamefully I have to admit that I do not own any Too Faced products whatsoever so this would be a great start to my collection. I have seen a tonne of the reviews and swatches of this palette all over and oh my, they look so pretty. It is a little expensive for a palette at £45.00 but it's currently 12% off at Debenhams here for £39.50 which isn't too bad.
Don't you like the chocolate bar design though? Aghh, I love it!

MAC Longwear Paint Pot

 I have a huge love for MAC products especially their lipsticks and MSF so it was only right that I want to try the paint pots. I really want 2 different shades at the moment, Painterly and Let's Skate, they look so pretty. They're £15 each here and at your local MAC store.

 Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in 'Pink Lemonade'

A while ago Sleek MakeUP released 2 more Blush by 3 Palettes called 'Pink Lemonade' and 'CALIFORN.I.A' and I absolutely love the first option. The palette includes 3 beautiful shades, I can see myself using it a lot if I was to get it for my Birthday. You can purchase it online here at Boots for just £9.99.

Pink Double Pocket Mohair Textured Longline Coat

 Okay, so I only got a new coat a month ago and I already want a new one.
Why? well it's a pretty coat, do I need a good reason.It's a lovely pastel pink colour and it feels so soft. I spotted it in New Look a few weeks ago and I love it, I have absolutely no idea why I didn't just buy it at the time, I'm not sure if they have any of my size left anymore. It's £54.99 both online and in store.

 Is your Birthday coming up? What's on your Birthday Wishlist this year?

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

My Recent Lip Product Purchases

Recent Lip Purchases

 I absolutely love a little shopping spree! I'm sure most of you lovely ladies do too.
 I just love the thought of adding new things to my makeup collection and I have now got a pretty extensive collection of lip products, oops. As soon as I like something it's popped into my basket without a second thought and boom, it's paid for and ready to be used but due to my extensive collection some of these products I'm showing you haven't had the chance to be used yet.

(Sorry for the lack of light in the photos, they were taken later in the day) 

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters | Boots 
From left to right; Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Shortcake and Cupcake

I have to admit I was unsure on purchasing these at first but I decided to follow the hype and purchased 3 different shades from Boots in October sometime. Altogether there are at least 21 different shades, some of which are new, you can purchase from your local Superdrug or Boots store for £7.99 each. Boots currently have a 3 for 2 deal on all Revlon cosmetics.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms

 Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms | Boots
 From Top to Bottom; Showy, Elusive and Mischievous

In January these little beautys were released into our local stores and I couldn't help but purchase 3 of them due to their 3 for 2 deal. I only received them last week as I ordered them online and I'm yet to try them out but oh my, they look lovely when swatched.

MAC Lipsticks

  MAC Lipstick | MAC
From Left to Right: Chatterbox, Hue, Candy Yum-Yum and Patisserie 
As you probably already all know by now I haven't got a local MAC store so I always purchase via the MAC cosmetics website. Throughout the last couple of months I have made a fair few lipstick purchases, I probably have at least 7 or 8 different shade and formula MAC lipsticks now. Every MAC lipstick has a different formula/finish such as lustre, cremesheen, matte, frost, glaze, cremesheen pearl, amplified and amplified creme.

Shade and Formula

Chatterbox: Amplified Creme
Hue: Glaze
Candy Yum- Yum: Matte
Patisserie: Lustre

Recent Lip Purchases

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain
Bourjois Color Boost | Boots
 As you've probably noticed from this post I have got a slight obsession with lip crayons, I absolutely adore them. It took me a while to get on the Bourjois Color Boost hype but I finally picked one of them up in the most popular shade 'Peach on the beach'.

I also got the Revlon just bitten kissable lip balm stain in the shade 'Cherish Devotion', it's a gorgeous baby pink colour. You can pick both the Color boost lip crayon and Revlon just bitten kissable balm stain from Boots or Superdrug for £7.99.

If you would like to read a review on any of the products shown above let me know in the comments below please!

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Original Tangle Teezer Review

As you may or may not know after many of my rants on twitter I haven't been up to blogging for the last week or so as I came down with a really nasty stomach virus, urgh, not pretty. If you've had it before then you know how disgusting I have been feeling, I'm slowly getting my appetite back and I'm getting back down to business (well, with my blog anyway).
Anyway, forget all that, I don't want to be feeling sorry for myself. I have finally got this post up. I was meaning to last week but obviously I hadn't got round to it so here we are girls, my personal review on the original tangle teezer.

The Original Tangle Teezer
Tangle Teezer: The Original | Boots

For months I have been deliberating about getting this little beauty and then I gave in a few weeks ago when I spotted it in Boots on a little shopping trip with my best friend.
I have been meaning to get it for ages but I always thought it was a bit expensive for a hairbrush, but the tangle teezer is not just any ordinary hairbrush.

I have always suffered with terrible knotty hair, especially in the morning and this works so well at detangling without pulling and causing damage, it makes such a huge difference to my hair. What I love most about the tangle teezer is that you can use it on both wet or dry hair, I'm no longer yanking and pulling hair out, phew, no more pain.

The Original Tangle Teezer
The Original Tangle Teezer

After using the tangle teezer my hair looks shiny, sleek and incredibly smooth, it has actually now become a holy grail product of mine.

You can also get the original tangle teezer in various different colours such as purple glitter, green, orange but I bought it in Pink as it's my favourite colour, I'm such a girly girl.

There are also a variety of different tangle teezers other than the original such as the compact styler, the magic flowerpot detangling hairbrush and aqua splash. The Original Tangle Teezer is currently priced at £10.99 in Boots and Superdrug in the UK or you can also purchase directly from Tangle Teezer.

Have you tried the Tangle Teezer?

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