Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Ordinary Skincare from Deciem | How to Use It

 The Ordinary Skincare from Deciem | How to Use It



Hiya Darlins
I wanted to bring you this quick post as I have had a lot of questions regarding Deciem and especially The Ordinary. As you already know Deciem is one of my very favourite skincare brands and over the course of the blog it has been featured quite a few times, when The Ordinary was first launched I did a little post on my first purchases from the range, but as always with this innovative company you are often left wondering, when, and how to use the products, as with today's skincare we now understand the art of layering and with that said, I wanted to bring you this guide to using the products in The Ordinary range with confidence.

With prices averaging at under £10.00 you are giving your skin serious love without breaking the bank.  Hopefully this guide will help you when making your skincare choices, please don't be too impressed, I stole it from the Deciem website.

 The Ordinary Skincare from Deciem | How to Use It

I have just placed a little order for a few bits as I wanted to try out the two primers in The Ordinary range also the Gylcolic Acid 7% toning solution, of course these will feature on the blog at a later date.

The Guide 

Example regimen for general signs of age: 
AM: Buffet, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5; PM: Buffet, Advanced Retinoid 2%, 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Example regimen for pigmentation issues:
AM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10%; PM: Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% or Advanced Retinoid 2%
Example regimen for dehydration: 
AM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA; PM: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Note: If using CAIS from our NIOD brand, it is important that CAIS is applied at least 30 seconds before the application of the following products from The Ordinary: Lactic Acid 5%/10% + HA 2%, Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%.


ProductFormatRegimen StepConflictsTime of Use
100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula OilOilAfter Water Solutions-Any Time
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan OilOilAfter Water Solutions-Any Time
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed OilOilAfter Water Solutions-Any Time
100% Plant-Derived SqualaneOilAfter Water Solutions-Any Time
Advanced Retinoid 2%EmulsionBefore Oils/Creams-PM Only
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling SolutionWater SolutionUse as a masque and rinse off-Ideally PM
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HAWater SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-AM and PM
Alpha Lipoic Acid Solution 5%Anhydrous SolutionAfter Water Solutions-2-3 times a week, PM
Argireline Solution 10%Water SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-AM and PM
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%Water SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-AM and PM
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin FOil SolutionAfter Water Solutions-AM and/or PM
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%SuspensionAfter Water Solutions-Ideally PM
BuffetWater SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-AM and PM
Caffeine Gel 5% + EGCGWater SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-AM and PM
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning SolutionWater SolutionAfter cleansing, before serums-Ideally PM
High-Adherence Silicone PrimerEmulsionLast step of skincare as a makeup primer-Any Time
High-Spreadability Fluid PrimerAnhydrous SolutionLast step of skincare as a makeup primer-Any Time
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Water SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-AM and PM
Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%Water SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-Ideally PM
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%Water SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-Ideally PM
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10%EmulsionAfter Water Solutions-AM and PM
Matrixyl 10% + HAWater SolutionBefore Oils/Creams-AM and PM
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HAEmulsionLast step of skincare as a moisturizer (before makeup primer)-AM and PM
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%Water SolutionBefore Oils/CreamsVitamin CAM and/or PM
Retinol 1%EmulsionBefore Oils/Creams-PM Only
Salicylic Acid 2% SolutionWater SolutionAfter cleansing, before creams-AM and PM
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%SuspensionAfter Water SolutionsNiacinamideIdeally PM

I hope this helps a bit, but do take a look at what Deciem have to offer The Ordinary also the next bit of exciting news that I am desperately waiting to be released in April are the gorgeous looking new Ordinary  Colours foundations, the range of shades is fantastic.


The Ordinary Colours Foundation by Deciem
The Ordinary Colours Foundation by Deciem

The Ordinary Colours Foundation by Deciem
The Ordinary Colours Foundation by Deciem


Lyn 💋












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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Grey Hair Colour from Colour Freedom Metallic Glory

Hiya Darlins,

Grey hair, at one time we did everything humanly possible to cover it up, nowadays us oldies are bang on trend, unfortunately unlike some of the gorgeous older models we are not completely grey, just that horrible peppered look that shows through roots, if like me,  you would be happy to be all over grey our luck is in.



Grey Hair Colour from Metallic Glory | Colour Freedom

Currently there are a huge array of products promising the all over grey look, trust me I have tried most of them over the last 9 months when I decided to ditch the blonde in favour of grey.  My Twitter and YouTube followers will have heard about and seen my attempts, I have certainly given Marge Simpson a run for her money, 90% of current on the market products have given me every permutation of Blue or Purple, even some of the shampoos that claim to remove the brass tones out of blonde in favour of Ash have given me lilac locks !!!!



Grey Hair Colour from Metallic Glory | Colour Freedom


Well no more !

I am here to tell you I have just discovered the VERY BEST home colour for grey, Once again I picked this up thinking "here we go"  The box looked so promising I thought it was just another gimmick on the grey trend train.


Grey Hair Colour from Metallic Glory | Colour Freedom

Grey Hair Colour from Metallic Glory | Colour Freedom


This product is the absolute bees knees, it gave me the perfect shade of silver grey all over and turned out identical to the shade shown on the box.......that never happens, and not a single hint of blue or lilac, I must admit to getting pretty excited as it was developing, it was GREY while it was doing it's magic, no purple in sight.

It washed out like a dream, and I was literally left with the colour I would have wished for had I have gone to the Salon.



Grey Hair Colour from Metallic Glory | Colour Freedom


 Colour Freedom comes in 5 shades of grey, so whether you want light grey, graphite grey through to black, you will find the perfect shade of grey for you.

Get Colour Freedom Here 


Love n Hugz
Lyn x

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Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Mascara

Kevin Aucoin The Expert Mascara
Kevin Aucoin The Expert Mascara


How many mascara's do we buy in the hope of finding the holy grail of lashes ?  I can't even count how many I have tried this year and to be honest most don't event make the pages of this blog, if I don't like something I am sure as heck not going to write about it.


Kevin Aucoin The Expert Mascara
Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Mascara



Kevyn Aucoin is a brand that I don't have a huge amount of experience with but being a top Hollywood make up artist to the likes of Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford for Vogue he clearly knows a thing or twelve about make up, there is however one product from the brand that I wouldn't live without and that is the Sensual Skin Enhancer I was convinced I had written about this but having done a search I realise I haven't so will remedy that soon, back to the Expert Mascara;


Kevin Aucoin The Expert Mascara
Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Mascara


It comes in the shades Black and Bloodroses I tried Black and found it to be the deepest shade of black ever, it has a curved double sided brush which applies the thick creamy formula in one coat, two coats and you really are looking at a night time wow effect, it thickens, lengthens and curls the lashes in a pretty impressive one coat, I personally love a curved brush as long as it isn't over thick and bushy and I found this one perfect in that it didn't place the formula anywhere other than my lashes, it latest exceptionally well through a full day with no Panda eye or flaking and when it came to the evening I literally added another coat and was good to go.
Fragrance and Paraben free I would imagine it would be suitable for even the most sensitive eyes.

Find Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Mascara Here 

Lyn 💋


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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

GIVEAWAY FREEBIE COMPETITION WIN Giorgio Armani Palette


 GIVEAWAY FREEBIE COMPETITION WIN Giorgio Armani Palette

Hi Loves,

I wanted to do a giveaway as a thank you to the fabulous readers of the blog, this time there are more than one way to enter so you can get multiple chances.


 GIVEAWAY FREEBIE COMPETITION WIN Giorgio Armani Palette


This Giorgio Armani  " Eyes to Kill " Eye Palette is simply gorgeous, the perfect amount of shimmer in the top three pastels combined with the chocolate brown matte, flip the lid to reveal the shades, flip the shades to reveal 2 double ended applicators, all complete with a compact mirror.



 GIVEAWAY FREEBIE COMPETITION WIN Giorgio Armani Palette


At the closing date the raffle copter picks the winner at random, so the more you enter the more chances you have. UK Only


 GIVEAWAY FREEBIE COMPETITION WIN Giorgio Armani Palette



 GIVEAWAY FREEBIE COMPETITION WIN Giorgio Armani Palette


Good Luck, have a bit of fun with it, and thank you for reading the blog.

Lyn 💋






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DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish | DHC Olive Body Butter


DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish  |  DHC Olive Body Butter
DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish  |  DHC Olive Body Butter 

Hiya Gorgeous 

What is it about a bit of sunshine that suddenly sends us into body panic ?  all those area's that you know you should have look after over Winter are suddenly looking a bit dry and grim, if you are anything like me I know you meant to do it everyday, but somehow just didn't, way warmer to jump out of the shower and straight into something cosy, I know that feeling !


DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish  |  DHC Olive Body Butter


DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish  |  DHC Olive Body Butter



But now we have those neglected bits to deal with before we face exposing them to daylight, as regular readers know I am addicted to exfoliation of every kind be it face or body, and my favourites from Japan DHC skincare have just launched the most beautiful body scrub/polish.  As we have come to love from them it is based on Olive Oil, contains both Vitamin E and Lavender Oil and the scrubby part is made up of both large and small grains of corn cob powder, I am in love with this it exfoliates without being harsh it has the fragrance of Lavender although not heavy in a granny Lavender bag way, but gentle and soothing, once you have exfoliated and rinsed you could at this stage leave your skin with nothing on as you will be left soft and smooth and the product does leave a moisture layer on the skin: 
DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish  |  DHC Olive Body Butter



DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish  |  DHC Olive Body Butter


 However if like me you need a little more care and attention to counteract the naughty neglect you can then follow with with Olive Body Butter either all over or on specific areas that need extra help, I found this perfect for knees, heels, elbows and shins, while it is called butter I would describe it more as a balm and a tiny bit really does go a long way, I can imagine this tub lasting me ages, it literally melts into the skin leaving it soft to the touch.

Check out my other posts on  the DHC brand here 

www.dhcuk.co.uk

Have you tried anything from DHC  ? let me know your thoughts.

Lyn 💋


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