Monday, 21 May 2018

DR. CEUTICALS Neck & Chest Lift




Hiya Darlins,

What is wrong with us women?  why do we only worry about body parts when they become a problem?  we service our cars but neglect ourselves!

I don't ever recall thinking about my neck or decolletage until the day I looked in the mirror and thought, Christ I look like my Mum!  I think we have all had that moment, not in a derogatory way but in the way you notice your Mum's cheek is not as firm when you kissed her. It comes to us all, and sooner than we flippin think. 

I have discovered Dr. Ceuticals Neck & Chest Lift, a lightweight cream that is designed for this much neglected area. Funnily enough the box says "Don't be guilty of neck neglect"  I first discovered Dr.Ceuticals when I wrote about the Hand SOS Balm which you can read here, this is such a well priced brand of quality skincare I do think it needs some serious looking into.



Dr. Ceuticals Neck & Chest Lift 75ml


Containing SP15 this aids in the protection of sun damage while at the same time lifting and firming the neck and chest area, although you will see an immediate improvement in the moisture content of the neck and chest area, you won't really appreciate the benefits of this lightweight cream for around 12 weeks of constant daily use, it should become as regular as your daily moisturiser for the best effects. it does have a gorgeous soothing feeling and you can literally feel your skin drinking in the moisture and almost thanking you. The sun protection alongside anti-oxidants will help protect this delicate area from future damage, which means you can sleep safe in the knowledge that you are doing your best for this much neglected area.

I am please to have discovered that at the time of writing this post many Dr.Ceutical products are on half price offer including this cream at Boots.com 


Lyn x 

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2


Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2



Hi Loves,

I wanted to get this to you asap, these palettes were released in store yesterday, 17/5/2018 there are two in the range, my local store had sold out of the Natural 1 on the first day!  I managed to grab this Natural 2 for the blog. I have such a love hate with Aldi, while I love them with a passion the stock levels drive me insane.


Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2



Moving on, if you want to pick up this palette at the crazy price of £5.99 here are the swatches. What I will say is the brush is amazing, it will stay with me long after the palette and is identical to the ones that come in the Urban Decay palettes, in fact the brush alone is worth the price.

Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2

Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2



The powder is a little chalky as you would expect, but the pigments are reasonable, I have shown a small selection of swatches that I applied damp. In my opinion this gives a far better payoff and makes the glitters pop.


Lyn x 








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SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique

SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 


Hi Loves,
Why do we admire French women so much?  is it their elegance?  seemingly effortless beauty or is it all a myth? the effortless beauty part I believe to be a myth, the French are passionate about skincare far more than make up. Finally we have French Pharmacy skincare easily available in the UK in the name of SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique  like me you have probably not heard of this unless you are a regular in France and have seen the brand in the Chemist's. Once a small family firm back in 1962 SVR where one of the first brands to bring medicine to skincare. Since then the brand has become synonymous with skincare that addresses every need.

The range is vast, so whatever your concern SVR have a solution.

In this post I am bringing you 4 products that I have been testing out over the past couple of months, originally I was unsure if these products would reach the blog as I had not heard of them before and wanted to give them a thorough trial, I am delighted to say they are nothing less than outstanding and a discovery that will now stay with me, with prices starting at £5.00 it is a joy to find something this good that doesn't cost hundreds! 


SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 

SVR PHYSIOPURE Cleansing Foaming Gel 200ml

This gel foam cleanser contains Oxygenating Magnesium, and is suitable for all skin types,  anyone who has ever experienced an Oxygen facial will know the benefits of pure Oxygen and the Trace element Magnesium is the key to this cleanser being a long term benefit to the skin rather than just a cleanser. You literally need the tiniest amount which will make this whopping 200ml last you forever, apply to a damp face and watch the gel turn into the richest creamiest foam. Just those three words are enough to make the most sensitive skins itch!  worry not, this cleanser is suitable for even the most sensitive irritated skins, it is 100% soap free so leaves the skin feeling clean, soft and balanced with no signs of redness or itching.
Alcohol Free, Colourant Free, Paraben Free.

SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 


SVR DENSITIUM Eye Contour Cream 15ml

The Densitium range is especially suited to mature skin. This eye cream addresses 3 main issues, dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles.  It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Bio Calcium ( see below)  Smoothed around the orbital bone and unusually gently patted onto lids this lightweight formula absorbs easily and leaves the eye area looking and feeling hydrated, did this make lines look any better?  I hear you ask. 100% yes! instantly noticeable in hydration which obviously smoothed the lines somewhat but over time I can truthfully say I have seen a visible difference to the depth of the main lines around my eyes, as you all know from previous posts I am not a fan of eye creams and don't reach for them on a daily basis, this one has been on my eyes twice a day! be careful though, one pump will do both eyes, so be careful not to waste it.

Just a note, I had never heard of calcium being applied topically so I did a little research and this is the answer in case you are interested.

Antioxidants prevent damage to the skin's components such as collagen. ... Topical calcium products therefore provide anti-ageing benefits and enhance skin cancer protection. Calcium is an extremely powerful tool for skin rejuvenation and, in the not too distant future, it will receive media attention and marketing focus.

SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 



SVR DENSITIUM Creme Riche 50ml

If you have dry mature or very dry skin this rich cream will be a lifesaver!  it's not kidding when it says rich, the formula is thick and dense which when applied instantly leaves you thinking it will be greasy and leave a thick film, it is in fact the opposite the cream absorbs leaving you with soft supple feeling skin that is immediately hydrated. Again containing Hyaluronic Acids and Bio Calcium this paraben free lifesaver will see you reaching for it on a daily basis to keep the skin supple, firm and fresh. Now the company do not say on the packaging when you should use this cream, I have been using it as both a day moisturiser and a night cream, as a daytime cream give it a couple of minutes to fully absorb and you are good to go on with your normal make up routine, I did, both day and night double this cream with LIFTIANE Serum. the effects are ridiculous, I can see a huge improvement in both texture and firmness.





SVR LIFTIANE Serum 30ml

I have saved the best till last!  If you buy nothing else this year, buy yourself this serum!!!  Oh my lord, the second it hits your skin you will see an immediate lifting and firming effect, and over time the benefits have only increased. The serum contains pure reversatrol at 1% we already know the benefits of this ingredient that comes from the skin of red grapes, alongside Hyaluronic Acid this powerful combination works to lift the skin and give it a fresh glow like nothing else I have tried. although this is obviously not a hand cream I wanted to show you the instant effect of applying it to the back of one hand against the other.


To Sum up, I am over the moon to have discovered this brand, and can honestly say I will be looking far deeper into SVR to discover and bring you other products.

Currently you can find the entire ranges of SVR Laboratorie Dermatalogique Here

Lyn x 

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

IGK Hair

IGK Hair
IGK Hair


Hi Loves

If you are a keen social media follower you would have heard news of IGK Hair or maybe seen their instagram, if not - you are in for a treat.

It's not often that something really new and exciting falls into my hands but THIS brand!  seriously, talk about cutting edge!  I am not going into the whole history of this brand on this post as I could be here for ever, these guys don't sit still for a moment. The brand name is an acronym of the 4 owners names and IGK is currently available exclusively in the UK at SpaceNK however.............expect them to become a household name soon in the UK as once tried you will wonder how you lived without them,  remember the other 3 letter brand name that hit the hair market some years ago that possibly every woman and her dog now own?  this in my opinion will be the same.

Let me just start by saying I personally loathe dry shampoo, there I said it, probably not what you were expecting to hear but it's the truth, all the girls in my family think I am odd, they are all fans of various brands and use the stuff as though it were a part of any beauty routine. I have over the years tried some, not all obviously but most of what I have tried has left me looking as through I have rolled on the floor of a baby powder factory, and quite frankly left me feeling nothing less than gross and grubby.  OK, I know I am old but there it is, I am the first to admit when I am wrong and I must be honest and say that I approached this brand with a bit of a curled up lip, I fully expected to hate it, why wouldn't I?  after all I hate dry shampoo.

IGK Hair
IGK Hair


Lets start with IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo 

Jet Lag is what I would say the first level in the IGK dry shampoo story, it is for days when your hair isn't dirty but needs a little refresh, lightweight formula with finely milled Volcanic ash, you will hardly know you have use this but your hair will thank you, it leaves your hair feeling as though it has just been shampooed, ideal for normal to dry scalps with fine to medium texture hair.


IGK Hair
IGK Hair

IGK Direct Flight Multi-Tasking Dry Shampoo

Cleansing, texturising and volumizing are the features of this fabulous green can, perfect for normal to oily scalps with fine to coarse textured hair, a light cleanser that easily absorbs oil and sweat leaving you with  fresh looking hair.

IGK Hair



IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo 

This is where we bring out the "Big Guns"  If you are a fitness bunny you will 100% know the frustration of gym hair, your hair is clean when you start but you end your workout with limp sweaty lifeless hair! that really does not smell its best.  This is your solution, also if you have been very naughty and partied so hard you really have left your hair past it's wash by date, this can is for you. This heavy duty spray will absorb any signs of grease, oil and odour. White Tea powder soothes the scalp leaving you able to carry on with your life without the embarrassment of grim hair.  Perfect for Oily scalps, fine to thick, medium and coarse textured hair.

I have to confess that my mind has been completely changed by these sprays, my hair felt clean and soft, it really didn't feel dirty and smelled fabulous. I honestly believe that it probably does your hair good not to over wash it, and I am now converted.
If you know you are falling into bed when you should have washed your hair, these sprays can be used while you sleep to absorb oil overnight leaving you able to get those extra zzzzz's in the morning.

I do have more products from IGK that I will be bringing to the blog soon.

IGK Hair at SpaceNK

Are you a fan of dry shampoo? or have you avoided them due to them being so grim in the past? or is it just me?

Lyn x


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Friday, 11 May 2018

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018


Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 


Hi Loves,
This is where I get really excited, firstly the word SUMMER - I live for it.  But the time of the year Marks & Spencer spoil us with the Summer Beauty Box, if you have never experienced one of these, trust me you need to!

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 


In a nutshell the beauty box contains £140.00 worth of top branded beauty products at the bargain price of £15.00 when you spend £40.00 in M&S, the release date on this is 31st May 2018 in store and online at marksandspencer.com       be quick, they sell out FAST, I missed out on one once and was distraught.  I don't do beauty box subscriptions as I often think they start out well but end up with sorry little samples that you would never use.  This box is just perfect for Summer and even more perfect if you are going away, as you can have all your goodies tucked into it's own make up bag.

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 


The box contains

  • Formula Ultimate Sleep Cream 15ml
  • Origins GinZing Gel Moisturiser 30ml
  • Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Hair Spray 50ml
  • Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer 40ml
  • REN Altantic Kelp & Magnesium Body Wash 100ml
  • Autograph Lasting Colour Intense Liquid Lipstick 6ml
  • Autograph Sheer Radiance Eau de Parfum 30ml
  • EOS SPF Lip Balm 7g
  • Prai Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme 15ml
  • Percy & Reed Shine Fragrance Mist 75ml
  • Leighton Denny Nail Colour 12ml
  • PUR Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara 4ml
  • Ultrasun Lip Protection SPF 30 4.8g
  • This Works Deep Pillow spray 5ml
  • M & S Cosmetic Bag

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 

As you can see these are brilliant sizes and fantastic value for money.


Put a date in you calender for 31st May to be sure you don't miss out!

Lyn x


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