Sunday, 28 May 2017

Makeup Over 60




Hi Loves
This isn't a make up lesson, my lord I am in no position to teach anyone anything, everyday I learn something new on the internet, but yesterday for some reason I had a little play with my phone camera when I was doing my face, anyone that knows me will know that this is beyond rare !  I hate photo's being taken of me with a passion, I don't have a problem with getting older at all, but I think that being conditioned by beautiful images in magazines and the internet, you criticise your own face more and more, this is not a good thing, and I really need to practise what I preach when it comes to women celebrating themselves.

I posted said scary pictures to my instagram page thelavenderbarnltd if you want to have a look, these pictures were of me with no mascara and only one eyebrow done !   Yep, NO mascara, and this was the thing that got me thinking about age, at what age did I seriously deem it acceptable to be seen without mascara ? you may be thinking, what's the deal ?  why would this even occur to her ?  I think it's fair to say that when I was younger I was what would nowadays be called a "poser"  in my day my Mum just called it vain, NEVER EVER would I pop to our local shop or open the door to the postman without my "eyes" on, it would have been unthinkable. I had my first baby at 18, my Mum rang the maternity hospital to say my waters had broken, they told her to bring me in, 3 hours later I arrived having done my hair in it's hot rollers aka Farah Fawcett style, top and bottom fake eyelashes and enough lip gloss to fry chips !  Bemused as to why these women were annoyed at me for wasting time, and while they admonished my poor Mum, as apparently she should have known better, I set about the 13 hour task, lashes and all !  and when my daughter was born, I was told my long red painted nails would need to be cut off before I could bath  "baby"  my answer at 18 was well "baby" will stay dirty then !  I am ashamed to say.  My point being, is when did all of this stop being my priority ?  I would like to think it was becoming a Mum that did it, but noooo I remember feeding my girl while sitting under a hooded hairdryer in the kitchen of my flat, on a daily basis, the thought of being arsed with rollers and a hairdryer just to go to the shops daily is laughable to me now, but back then it was just a normal part of getting ready in the mornings, I even recall spending years sleeping in mascara as I didn't want the Man to see me without eyes. I do and you will see from Instagram resemble a new born piglet with no mascara, I know that today everyone is shocked to hear that the make up Queen herself Charlotte Tilbury does the same and has what she calls bedroom eyes, fair play to the woman, I wish I cared enough LOL

So going from not opening the door without eyes, to posting a baldy eye picture to thousands really got me thinking.

My Question girls, is when did this happen ? and why does it happen ?  is it just me ? 

Lyn ๐Ÿ’‹
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Friday, 26 May 2017

Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask | Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer

Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask |  Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer
Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask |  Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer



Hiya Darlins

The reason I have mixed these two products together on this one post is that  they naturally work together, although you of course could use just one.

Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask |  Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer
Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask 


Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask 50ml

This is a rich thick creamy almost dry feeling mask, by that I mean it sits on the skin without any movement, it isn't dry and chalky although It does feel drier  after a few minutes on the skin. Blended with naturally active ingredients including Borage seed oil, Apricot kernel oil, Comfry, Shea Butter and Rose scented Geranium essential oil it is soothing to the skin as well as helping to retain moisture, I personally would use this mask when I wanted to fully relax for 10-15 minutes, the fragrance is both relaxing and soothing, it feels comfortable on the skin, as is easily removed with a warm wash cloth. Suitable for all skin types. Follow with 

Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask |  Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer
 Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer


Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 200ml 
This !  I am going to struggle with, not because there is anything wrong with it, but the fact that it is so so good leaves me struggling for words.

Filled with naturally active ingredients, Aloe Vera, Calendula, Cucumber, Rose scented Geranium and Vitamin E this blend works perfectly to give you a lift whenever you feel you need it, can be used on both face and body from 20cm distance this spritz is truly a keeper, the Lavender and Sweet Orange fragrance seems to somehow lift your mood and spirit, apart from this being mentally pleasing to use my skin felt just amazing for hours after using, I prefer this is on warm day with little or no make up and actually keep mine in the fridge ! 

Kept in your bag or office drawer you will reach for this everytime you need an Ahhhh moment.

Find Liz Earle Here 


Lyn ๐Ÿ’‹


Post contains Brand/Agency samples unless otherwise stated, contains AF links.
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Simply Be Summer Sandals

Simply B Summer Sandals
Simply B Summer Sandals 



Hi Loves
What about this sunshine this week here in the UK ?  I am getting excited now for sure, I love everything about summer, clothes, sandals, eating outside, long evenings, just about everything !

I need no excuse for new sandals ever, these ones I discovered at Simply Be, they are from Dune and for me, just perfect, no longer can I wear 6 inch heels, and I do love a flip flop but just sometimes you need something a little more glam than a flip flop for giving you a bit of height and feeling a little more dressy.


Simply B Summer Sandals


These are Head over Heels by Dune the style is Navilla, with a 2cm silver metal trim block heel,   metallic silver double strap with elasticated heel strap, these are super comfy and in fact have become more comfortable with every wear, I don't know about you but my years of suffering in painful footwear just to look good are well gone, so I was pleasantly surprised that these were good to go from the first wear.


Simply B Summer Sandals


The thing I find about the Simply Be website is the ease of shopping and there are always good stock quantities, I hate finding something I like and it being out of stock in my size everytime !



Outfit by Simply Be 


Check out Simply Be Sandals here 


Lyn ๐Ÿ’‹


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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Instant Effects Instant Lash Volumiser


Instant Effects Instant Lash Volumiser
Instant Effects Instant Lash Volumiser 



Hi Lovely

Fancy longer thicker healthier lashes ?  stupid question, don't we all want that ? I have been using a product lately that gives just that, it's not one of those white mascara's that give the temporary effect of thicker lashes, it a clear serum in the form of a mascara wand that can be used on both lashes and brows, within 2 minutes you have instantly thicker looking lashes and brow hairs that have been increased by 20% simply coat the lashes in the serum and apply mascara, it's not trick fibres it's actually a product that gives more than a temporary filler, it works with each use to condition and thicken the lashes with up to 40% increase in thickness in two weeks and up to 20% increase in length in just two weeks.  While this can be used under mascara, I use it daily, I also use it at night on clean lashes as that is what is recommended for the best results.


Instant Effects Instant Lash Volumiser


I can honestly say this has made a difference, even though I don't suffer with sparse lashes this had made a visible difference to my lashes and if on the odd night I forget to put it on it stresses me and I get cross with myself,  that's how good I believe it to be.




Instant Effects also produce instant Lip Plumper, review coming shortly, and Instant Eye Lift which looks interesting.

Find Instant Effects Instant Lash Here 

Lyn ๐Ÿ’‹



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AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer




AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer
AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer


Hi Darlins

It will be of no surprise to you that I am highly excited about this news, AlphaH are offering a TSV , Today's Special Value  on the QVC shopping channel Saturday 27th May, for 24 hours only.


AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer


 I know a few of my readers are familiar with buying beauty products using this method but for those of you who aren't let me explain, QVC are able to buy a companies products in such huge volumes due to it's popularity it allows the company to offer special value discounts occasionally to it's customers, which is the perfect way for lovers of a brand to stock up, and those looking to try out the brand to obtain it at ridiculously low prices, making the purchase a safer bet. 

The value of this special kit being offered by AlphaH has a retail value of over £120.00 and is on offer at approx under £45.00 and can be purchased in 3 easy payments if required.


AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer


Included in this offer is my absolute, can't and wouldn't live without Liquid Gold Rose, this is a limited edition of the Liquid Gold we have all come to know and love but with the addition of a beautiful subtle Rose fragrance along with it's softening properties, I have previously reviewed this and my thoughts can be read here 



AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer


Next is Liquid Gold Intensive Night Serum
This Serum is used on the alternate nights to Liquid Gold Rose with the addition of Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture repair cream.



AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer

Combining 14% Glycolic extract, a cutaneous form of Vitamin B3 as well as encapsulated 1% Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
Utilised in conjunction with Matrixyl-6 - a Peptide - the serum works to moisturise and support the skin and give a firmer, smoother appearance.

AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer


This dual purpose day and night cream can be used over the Intensive Night Serum, and also as your usual day cream, when used in the day you can visibly see a brightness in your skin with the aid of 24 Carat gold flakes, that are invisible in the cream but at add extra luminosity to the look of your skin. as always follow with your preferred SPF.

AlphaH TSV on QVC Early Offer


Formulated with Chia Seed, Matrixyl-6, Argan Stem Cells, botanicals and combination fruit acids. It instantly refines and rehydrates the skin – helping to give a plumper appearance to the face, neck and dรฉcolletage.


I have never met an AlphaH product that I didn't love and the Serum and 24 hour cream while fairly new to me I am totally in love with, coupled with the Liquid Gold Rose, they provide the very best in concentrated skin care.

As a reader of The Lavender Barn you are able to obtain this offer from Thursday 25th May BEFORE it hits the Shopping Channel on Saturday

I have enclosed a link Here for you, it is not an affiliated link, I am not paid in anyway if you use this link.


This WILL sell out so if you love your skincare don't miss out.

Lyn ๐Ÿ’‹


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