Thursday, 20 September 2018

I went AWOL




Hi Darlins,

You may have wondered (or not)  why I have been silent this last week?

I have been enjoying the raging heat in sunny Spain, a week of doing literally nothing other than applying Factor 30 really did hit the spot! I love going on a late September holiday although the drawback to getting a great tan is that it's too late to show it off, returning to the UK and it was straight back to jeans and (almost) jumpers!  that being said I always feel so much better with a bit of colour, I'm convinced it gives the illusion of dropping  a few pounds while at the same time giving me a much needed healthier look.  More than anything though I love just stepping away from everything and completely switching off.  





Returning the day before yesterday, today I have the builders in starting on the bathroom re-furb, I am so glad this is not a video as you would be deafened by the sound coming out of that room, my bathroom has not been the sanctuary  some people enjoy, it has been a functional space with not a lot of glamour going on at all, in fact it was a miserable hole!  hopefully now, when it's finished I will be able to put all the products away and see some clean spaces which will be a joy, as you can imagine there is a lot of going's on with all the testing so a collection soon looks a mess.  Once this space is done I will post some pictures as hopefully I will be keen to show it off and not be ashamed of my manky discoloured taps. 



As soon as I got back I attended a fabulous event in London at the Freya Cafe, which you really should visit if you get a chance, it was for the launch of the new Emma Hardie Pink Clay Detox Mask, which will be coming to the blog soon. It was a truly lovely evening and the perfect way for me to get my blogging vibe back on and to get down to some real work, you will have seen glimpses on my Instagram stories over at thelavenderbarnltd on Insta.

Anyway I wanted to put out a quick catch up just in case anyone thought I had been abducted by aliens, or decided to outstay my welcome in Spain and just not return, now there's a thought !!!!

Lyn x 
SHARE:

Friday, 7 September 2018

Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation + Concealer


Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation  + Concealer
Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation  + Concealer



Hiya Darlins

This week I attended the launch party for Make up Revolutions new inclusive campaign featuring the Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation. To me Make Up Revolution have always been a really inclusive brand in terms of diversity but this is the very first time I have seen them include age in the targeted audience, interesting - that brands really are beginning to sit up and see us as an audience, we have seen quite a lot of inclusion this last year and now it is the turn of MUR. 




Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation  + Concealer


Also at the launch was the promotion of the now super sized Conceal & Define Concealer, which for many will be a god send as this concealer really does work, even on my tired old wrinkles. 

Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation  + Concealer
Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation  + Concealer


Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation 23ml

Lets start this by saying what not many people know, Make Up Revolution are both Cruelty Free and Vegan!  which in this day and age is important, and I think that brands should shout from the rooftops when their product is.  Superdrug who feature Make Up Revolution heavily also do their own brand Cruelty Free Vegan.
The Foundation comes in a good looking ( as always) glam rose gold packaging, it has a chunky doe foot applicator for easy application, oil free and comes in 24 shades that are all mixable and blendable so easy to get the perfect shade match. I have tested this foundation out over a couple of days, and anyone who follows @thelavenderbarnltd on Instagram would have seen me do close up shots of the foundation in place on day one.  I have to be honest and say it wasn't an immediate hit for me, I think possibly on the first time round I used too much of the product with a foundation brush,  it looked dry, thick and cakey, it highlighted every line and wrinkle I didn't even know I had, I cleansed and tried again, this time with a much lighter application using both primer and a beauty blender, it was better, however I still found that it sat in lines after a short while so wasn't a hit, I tried again adding a little facial oil hoping the oil would stop the foundation sinking into the lines, that didn't work, it disrupted the formula and broke apart.  I am sad to say that as much as I love a lot of Make Up Revolution products, my palette collection is testament to that.  If however I were back in my twenties or thirties it would have been 100% perfect, full coverage all the way. 

Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation  + Concealer
Top Shade F2  Bottom Shade F3 





I am not by any means saying this is a bad product or that it won't work for mature skin, it just sadly didn't work for me, my teen grandaughter loves it, my daughter in her twenties is enjoying it, and my grandaughter who is also in her twenties is loving it for covering breakouts.


The complete range can be found here at Superdrug.com 


Lyn x 


Post contains brand/agency samples unless stated, may contain affiliate links.

SHARE:

Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum

Age Spots A Thing Of The Past? ....... Murad Think So.

Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum
Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum 


Hi Darlins

I can remember a time way way back, when I didn't know what an age spot was!  I just thought my Mum was cursing the freckles she had!  Now I can confirm I definitely do know what they are!  For me they are just another part of ageing, unless you have used SPF from the day you were born or stayed in a darkened room with a bag on your head for your entire life, dark spots and pigmentation will appear, especially if you are of my generation where we didn't even know SPF existed let alone think to use it, as for safe tanning - that didn't happen to me until my 40's so my poor skin has been abused to say the least.

Thankfully nowadays we know better and skincare knowledge and science have advanced to the point that is is possible to repair the damage we so easily did.  Obviously when I say repair I don't mean I have a magic wand that can turn back time, but what I have discovered of late is a pretty impressive Clinical Strength Formula from Dr Murad.

Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum
Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum 


Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum 30ml

OK let's start by being totally honest, I was sceptical - the product claims that you can see a difference in dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentaion in just one week!  I was left thinking - REALLY?
I am delighted to announce YES REALLY!  used twice daily morning and evening  on your face, neck and chest you will actually begin to see signs of darkness lightening and fading in around 7-10 days, I have been using this for a few weeks now and am so pleased with the results, I am even now thinking about using it on the back of my hands!  As I mentioned earlier this is a Clinical Strength Formula, you MUST use sunscreen during the day and stop using if you have an irritation. I didn't have any problems at all using the serum it works beautifully under make up so is in fact giving you a dual use. 
The key to it's success is Proprietary NHP - 3 Technology which is a blend of 3 ingredients Niacinamide,Hexylresorcinol and Plankton Extract, the Serum also contains Vitamin C well known for brightening the skin and subtle light reflecting pearls which add an almost candlelight luminosity to your complexion. 

Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum
Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum 


All in all this has been a fabulous experience for me, and one that now started I can't imagine doing without, after all.......who needs dark spots when there is a simple solution?

Find Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum Here Murad.Co.Uk  Or Worldwide at  Murad.com


Lyn x



Post contains brand/agency samples unless stated, may contain affiliate links. 
SHARE:

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites TSV at QVC




 Save 75% on Time Bomb with QVC


Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC
Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC 



Hiya Darlins,

Time to grab a fantastic skincare bargain with Time Bomb at QVC TODAY QVC  featuring this 4 Piece Favourites Collection with a massive 75% off normal price.  You can have all 4 pieces for £44.96 instead of the usual combined price of £184.00.

In truth you will be getting all 4 pieces for roughly the price of one!


The collection comprises of


Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC
Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC 


Time Bomb Take Off Cleanse + Buff Supersize 200ml  

Shown here is the regular 125ml  so imagine the supersize. This dual cleanse and buff is gentle enough to use for daily cleansing, containing professional dermatological grade crystals combined with ingredients such as Sunflower Seed Oil and Shea Butter  gently lift away dirt, grime and dead skin cells leaving your face super clean, moisturised and glowing.  Gently massage the entire face, avoiding the delicate eye area, and rinse away with warm water and a wash cloth.


Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC
Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC 


Time Bomb Powerball Intensive Moisturiser 45ml 

Did you know that water makes up 64% of your skin's cell structure? There is nothing more important for your skin than water, the problem is maintaining the water inside the skins cells. Time Bomb have the solution to retaining and adding this moisture in the form of Powerball Intensive Moisturiser utilising Ectoin a miracle working microscopic protein found in the desert ( think Cactus) It not only delivers the moisture but literally locks it in to the skin, keeping the skin both moist and plump which is the key to diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC
Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC 




Time Bomb Collagen Bomb 30ml 

If you are really looking for the wow factor when it comes to visible results, I would say this is the product!  Lightweight easily absorbed, in fact it feels like nothing at all on your skin, this rich fluid gives instant visible results withing minutes of applying. The main ingredient of this little beauty is something called Pycnogenol™  a literal powerhouse antioxidant which scavenges and neutralises a wide range of free radicals that are well known for damaging the structure of the skin.

There really is too much to tell about this new product for me to write here, you need to watch the show on QVC to hear about them for yourself. It's amazing to me that such an inconspicuous little bottle can hold so much power.

Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC
Time Bomb 4 Piece Favourites  TSV at QVC 



Time Bomb Trouble Shooter Supersize 100ml 

Trouble Shooter neck, jaw and chest firming cream lives up to it's name beautifully, it's an area that needs trouble shooting for most of us, and it's the one thing that will give away your age quicker than a child with a big mouth, it's the area we neglect and it's the area we should show the most attention. Trouble Shooter even contains a special formula to lighten dark age spots and discolouration, free radicals are quickly dealt with by using White Truffle Extract, and a unique agent from Chrysanthellum Extracts deals with a soft sagging jawline making the skin appear firmer and smoother.


When QVC offer such amazing value in terms of the Today's Special Value events it really is worth stocking up on your skincare to save a small fortune, I personally think it's also a good time to think about gifts as it means you are giving someone a collection that they wouldn't usually buy for themselves but without breaking the bank.


Tune in to QVC, if you can't watch the feature the offer will be online at QVC Today's Special Value


If you are new to QVC shopping use the Code 

FIVE4U  for £5.00 off your first order. 



Lyn x 


Post contains brand/agency samples unless stated, may contain affiliate links.

SHARE:

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

#6 Skincare at Poundland !


 Skincare at Poundland 

#6 Skincare at Poundland
#6 Skincare at Poundland 


Hi Loves

How mad is this?  I spotted these when stocking up on cleaning products at my local Poundland store, and had to pick them up quite simply because I wanted to find out what you actually get for your shiny One Pound Coin when it comes to skincare.


#6 Skincare at Poundland


#6 Skincare at Poundland
#6 Skincare at Poundland 

As you know my blog features High End, Drugstore and everything in between when it comes to prices, and I am definately not adverse to drugstore brands, in fact some are even in my daily favourites, but a quid?  seriously?  OK so the packaging is pretty basic but fresh and clean looking, the fragrance isn't too bad, I mean it's not overpowering but is a little Zoflora  (at least it smells clean!) The formula's absorb easily, do not leave you greasy and yes they actually leave your skin feeling pretty flipping good for the money.  In terms of serious skincare benefits I'm not sure these will deliver much in the way of repairing results, as although packed with a huge amount of good ingredients the quantities are fairly low down on the product list, always an indicator, I personally always look for the top 3 or 4 or the list.  As you would expect the higher the quantity of ingredient the more expensive the product will be, or not in the case of Boots and Superdrug own brands, these are always the ones that can bring surprises in terms of quality, even Aldi are up there with ingredients. 

#6 Skincare at Poundland



#6 Skincare at Poundland
#6 Skincare at Poundland 

All that said, I can't help but praise this own brand from Poundland I have no clue why it is named  #6, maybe they will bring out an explanation at some point. Even though I am fortunate enough nowadays to try out some fabulous products I do still remember being so incredibly skint that finding skincare for a pound would have caused me huge joy, especially if I had discovered that Pound down the back of the sofa!

So congratulations Poundland, I think this little range is fabulous,


Lyn x 

Post contains brand/agency samples unless stated, may contain affiliate links.

SHARE:
© The Lavender Barn | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Created by pipdig