Saturday, 26 May 2018

Leighton Denny Time Repair

Leighton Denny Time Repair


Hi Loves,

Do your nails need a little help to look their best?  and are you into this Summer's pale delicate shades?  if the answer is yes then Leighton Denny has the answer for you!

This is not my first time trying Leighton Denny as a brand, you can read a couple of previous reviews
Here and Here. this time we are looking at a solution to problem ridged nails, this whole ridge thing is a puzzle to me as sometimes I get it and sometimes I don't, when I do it's the most irritating thing on the world - well not really I understand that there are much larger problems in the world but you get my gist.  The solution is


Leighton Denny Time Repair

Leighton Denny Time Repair 12ml 

 Applied every other week  in one or two coats ( I prefer two) either alone or under polish gives a great base/primer to the nails while working on repairing them at the same time, it somehow makes the nails feel more healthy and flexible while solving the troublesome ridges. It diffuses the colour of the natural nail making it appear healthier and masking any discolouration. Containing Collagen it helps promote moisture and smoothness to the nail.
I have to be honest here and say I have been using this mainly as a primer, it's great!  but it also means I know that the little bottle is providing me with two jobs in one.


Leighton Denny Time Repair

Leighton Denny Mariposa Pearl Nail Polish 12ml

With  nails being pale this season in keeping with Wedding Season, this is a beautiful pale pink pearl shade with a touch of frosting from Leighton Denny, I have shown the shade here with one, two and three coats to give you an idea of the look that can be achieved, I have written before in depth about the benefits of Leighton's polishes, they are long lasting, flexible and Free from tosylamide formaldehyde resin, camphor, DPB, toluene and formaldehyde. the bottles are a generous sized 12ml with a brush that literally lets you apply in two strokes.



Find the complete Leighton Denny range here with free postage at Look Fantastic.

Lyn x

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Friday, 25 May 2018

B. Brow Contour Kit



B. Brow Contour Kit
B. Brow Contour Kit

Hiya darlin,

I am back again with more gorgeousness from B. at Superdrug, as you know this brand is everything that is good and kind, it is 100% Cruelty Free, suitable for both Vegetarians and Vegans, and of course comes with Superdrugs own 100% happiness guarantee, in case you didn't know, if you are ever unhappy with a Superdrug own brand product, just simply take it back.

Brows!  how many brow products are there? how many are just so so or just OK?  Lot's!  Trust me I have tried a ton on these over abused pathetic specimens of mine.  But B. have come up trumps with this little brow palette, it contains everything you need to keep the little minxes looking neat, shapely and tidy.


B. Brow Contour Kit
B. Brow Contour Kit


If you are a one pencil woman I urge you to try something different and just see the look it gives you, honestly you will be amazed at what you can achieve, obviously you will have good and bad brow days, and I can guarantee you won't have a good one when you are going somewhere special, it's called sods law, also bearing in mind your brows are said to be sisters not twins, some days they can look as though they aren't even related!  This handy all in one kit gives you the tools you need to achieve your best brow.


B. Brow Contour Kit
B. Brow Contour Kit


Taking an angled brow brush use the wax to outline your natural brow and follow with powder, the palette contains two shades of powder allowing you to get day and night looks and also if you are feeling adventurous you can go for an ombre brow.  Once you are happy with the brows use the highlighter directly under the brows along the brow bone, depending on how you apply this it can give you a really sharp defined brow or simply just highlight the brow bone itself. You are now set to go, and hopefully your brow game will be strong.


B. Brow Contour Kit available on offer here.

Lyn x

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty

Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty
Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty 


Hi Loves,

I have been having a clear out of the beauty room and decided to do a giveaway.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter the Rafflecopter below, there are more than one chance of being a winner, so do as many entries as you want.

Rafflecopter will draw a winner at random, the more you enter the more chance of a win.


The Prizewinner will be announced next Saturday 2nd June  here on the blog so you will need to check back to see if you are a winner. if we don't hear from the winner within 48 hours the prize will go to the next person on the list.



Brand names include:

Jack Wills
PS Primark
M.A.C
Kiko
Lumity Life
Benefit
Ted Baker
Dr.Hauschka
Rimmel
Botanics
Solait
Philip B
Viviscal
Lucia Magnani
Sisley
Roger & Gallet
Caudalie
Erno Laszlo
Eyelure
Body Fantasies
Estee Lauder
Skinfix
B. Nourished
Dr. Organics
Elf
Impulse
Nads

Total number of items 54.


GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN.

Enter Here - Beauty Giveaway


Lyn x
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Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation



Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation
Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation


Hi Loves,
As you already know I am a little bit obsessed with foundations, I have in my time probably bought hundreds, it started with Max Factor Pan Stick in my wayward youth and now I am constantly on the search for something that doesn't highlight lines and wrinkles like a flashing beacon. Not to hard to wish for I don't think?  However.........I am not about to spend in excess of £50.00 on what could be a huge mistake, to this end I am always looking on the drugstore displays for something new that might just be the holy grail, a couple of weeks ago I discovered Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation in the shade N159 Cool Vanilla.


Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation

This time around I was hoping for a bit less coverage than I usually go for as my thinking was to try and minimise the screwed up wrinkled paper bag look!  I am pleased to say that I have succeeded in my quest, now I am not saying this is the holy grail, but you know what?  it's not far off. I am loving it!

Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation


The foundation comes on a 30ml pipette glass bottle, is totally buildable, so if you want to layer it for more coverage you can do so easily without any rolling or pilling, it applies BEAUTIFULLY, leaving as it says on the jar an airbrushed finish. I first tried it with my beloved Clarisonic  using the sonic foundation brush, I will write about this gizmo at some stage, but I actually found the best application for the foundation was the old school way with fingers. It takes hardly any blending and gives you a dewy glow without being shiny or greasy looking, if you are a die hard Matte fan this won't be for you, but if you are looking to go Meghan Markle glow this really hits the spot.

I have given this a thorough trial checking it over a few days and obsessing with the mirror every couple of hours, it will not sit in lines or wrinkles and has a really good staying power even after a good 9 hour wear.

17 Shades Available.

Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation 


For the record, I dislike the term drugstore when used in the UK, we have Chemists but it really doesn't sound right lol.

Lyn x

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Cosmetics á la carte London

Cosmetics a La Carte
Cosmetics a La Carte 


Hiya Loves,

This week I experienced the sheer joy that is Cosmetics a La Carte, based in the heart of Chelsea I was invited to an event to celebrate the new 60's inspired "Summer Of Love Collection" the timing couldn't have been more perfect with Chelsea being fully decorated in it's floral glory for the Summer of Love Week, incorporating the Chelsea Flower Show.


Cosmetics a La Carte


Cosmetics a La Carte was also in full bloom, with the most incredible vibe of flowers and love, we were treated to amazing cocktails which even included blooms!  The visit to the shop for me was a double winner, not only did I get to see the huge array of cosmetics on display I got a greater understanding of the brand and it's founder Lynne Sanders, a Chemist and Scientist with over 40 years in the beauty industry, her passion and love for cosmetics literally radiates, her vision is to create natural bespoke make up to suit any age.  You may not have heard of Cosmetics a La Carte as it is more known to make up artists and those "In the Know" but trust me, if you have ever struggled to find the perfect foundation or make up shades to suit and flatter your complexion you now know where to visit.  With it's own factory in Battersea South London, everything is manufactured to the highest quality standards and tailored specifically for you, if you have ever had a lipstick discontinued by another brand, fear not. Cosmetics a La Carte will replicate the exact shade for you!! 


Cosmetics a La Carte


Chatting with Lynne we managed a giggle about today's trends for heavy contouring and shades being beautiful for younger girls:  but as we get older subtle more natural looks are far more flattering for us "cough" mature ladies.  You can of course buy from the ready made collection of cosmetics, but the real beauty of the brand is having an appointment with a professional make up artist and having your shades designed just for you, and such an investment when you thing of the hundreds of pounds we waste over the years trying to find the holy grail foundation!  You can of course drop into the shop at anytime, but for a full consultation it's best to book beforehand to avoid disappointment especially if you are travelling into London.


Cosmetics a La Carte

Cosmetics a La Carte


This post was originally intended to showcase some products for you, but I wanted to give an insight into the company as I for one, found it totally fascinating and such a gorgeous opportunity to get your make up just right once and for all, it just goes to prove that us mere mortals can enjoy a bespoke service in comfortable beautiful surroundings. 
Check out the website and possibly learn a little more about the brand, I'm sure you will be tempted!  in the meantime I will be back with some product reviews.

Cosmetics a La Carte do NOT test on animals.


https://www.cosmeticsalacarte.com/

Lyn x 



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