Friday, 13 October 2017

Lucy Blenkinsopp Wellness Coach



Hiya Darlin

As you know I have gone through a bit of a rough patch health wise, major steroids for one condition, culminating in heart problems and hospital, anyway enough of that boring shizz, lets just say it left me in a pretty bad way weight and health wise, during this time I was watching the antics of a 57 year old woman on Instagram, Lucy Blenkinsopp, daily she posted positive quotes and amazing photo's of herself in various Yoga poses, I don't know how I came across her or why I followed her as I was in no fit state to want to copy her - they do say sometimes in life people enter your life for a reason !

I often commented on Lucy's posts and she enquired after my health, to be honest I had no clue what she did for a living, she just seemed like a nice woman. One day she sent me a DM ( private message) to say that when I felt up to it she would like to help me, at the time I thought oh that's sweet, and thought no more of it, a few weeks passed and I was feeling as though I wanted and knew needed to try and get my health into some sort of shape again as I pretty much looked like and felt like crap, those of you that saw me at events would have seen this bloated out of breath object dying of shame as nothing fitted properly and I was always moaning if there were stairs or any kind of walking involved, having to stop for breath every couple of yards was highly irritating lol, not least embarrassing. 




I don't know how it happened but Lucy and I communicated and she said she wanted to offer me three months of guidance, right- here is where I need to be honest ( sorry Luce)  I thought oh bleedin hell she is one of those Yoga nutters that is going to have me doing yet another crank diet or something, I kind of said yes please out of politeness as she had been so nice and supportive during my illnesses.  We booked in our first skype meeting and Lucy sent me a questionnaire to complete, lifestyle, diet etc.    p.s she did get me into Yoga ha ha

I was..........being honest again, kind of dreading it, I don't do skype and equally I really don't do well being told what to do !  we chatted for an hour and at the end of it I really liked her, you couldn't not, she has a positive infectious personality, and give her due, she is living proof that whatever it is she is doing clearly works, so having discussed everything with him indoors and my girls we decided I had nothing to lose by taking her up on her offer, plus the words NO DIET worked wonder for me.

This is the point where I want to tell you everything that I was guided to do but feel it would be giving away too much of Lucy's hard earned knowledge, lets just say, 12 weeks on, I can walk a hell of a lot further without getting out of breath, I am definitely happier, I no longer eat meat ( my choice ) him indoors even saw the positive effects Lucy Lou was having on me and has since given up meat, that was NEVER going to happen he was a total caveman.  And I am happy to report I am ONE STONE lighter and have dropped a couple of dress sizes. I actually don't feel as though I have made any major effort at all in 12 weeks, she didn't have me eating Lettuce and doing boot camp at 5a.m, it has all just fallen into place and the results are speaking for themselves.

What I would say about having a wellness coach is that it's not all about diet and exercise, she has been a confidant, a massive support, and my biggest cheerleader, she really does somehow bring out the best version of you, and maybe a version you didn't even know was in there.

If for any reason you are feeling that you need support in any way, get in touch with her, she offers a free 50 min session for you to see if you can work together.

Have a look at her website http://lucyblenkinsopp.co.uk/  have a chat with her and see what you think.

Lyn  x 




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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Ecocamel Orb Spa


Ecocamel  Orb Spa
Ecocamel  Orb Spa 


Hi Loves
I thought I had seen it all in terms of showers, power showers, rainfall showers etc, then along comes Ecocamel, like me you may not have heard of this brand, if you have and you own one kudos to you shower expert :)

Ecocamel  Orb Spa


Ecocamel  Orb Spa


Lets start with talking about the company Ecocamel, I am guessing here that the name comes from the fact that they are Eco friendly and that camels carry water ?  regardless it is a truly amazing concept when it comes to a fabulous showering experience and saving water ( good for the environment)  and saving money ( good for you )

Ecocamel  Orb Spa

Ecocamel  Orb Spa

Ecocamel  Orb Spa


I am pasting from the company website here, as they explain the technology behind the concept.

Aircore Technology

Put simply, air is forced into the water stream through a small hole at the base of the handle. When the water and air mix, this mixture spins around at high speed causing turbulence which increases the pressure inside the shower head. This forces the water out of the head with all the power of a conventional shower, but uses considerably less water.

Flow Regulator

The flow regulator provides an even flow whatever the bar pressure of your shower. This limits water flow to a maximum of 8 litres per minute saving you water and money!

Ecocamel  Orb Spa

Ecocamel  Orb Spa


I have been using mine for a while now I have the Orb Spa ® Vibra System, which has a removable vibrating head system for massaging, exfoliating and hydrating, what it does is give three different uses, the first as a shower head secondly for massage  by removing the handheld sonic massager, and third a massaging shower head.

If you thought you felt clean after your normal shower this will blow you away, my skin has never felt so clean, dead skin is literally whizzed away, by the soft rubber nodes, with it's 3 different massage speeds you can work away as vigorously or as gently as suits you, I always feel that I am improving the circulation on my hips and thighs helping reduce cellulite when it is on full speed., the power of your water is boosted without the need for any form of plumbing, literally unscrew your old shower head and pop on the Ecocamel, I'm not sure now having got used to this shower head that I could go back to a plain normal one, I love the super clean feeling and knowing my skin is totally free from dead skin and ready for moisturiser.

The company are so confident that we will love their products they give a 30 day money back guarantee. and free delivery 

Check out the website HERE

 Lyn  x 

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation

Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation
Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation


Hiya Gorgeous

I could not count the amount of foundations I own. I seem to spend a sheer fortune on trying the latest this that and whatever is deemed to be the next big thing, I also buy quite a few hoping to be able to write that I have found something great for my readers * you* often they are useless, sometimes they are ok but as yet I have never discovered the holy grail of foundations.

You may or may not of heard of a brand called Babor it is predominantly available in Spa's and Salons, and is possibly better know for it's skincare than makeup.  The journey began in 1956 funnily enough the year I was born, so you can see the brand has 60 years of experience behind it, founded in Germany by Dr. Micheal Babor , proudly German the company is committed to sustainability and respecting the environment with the use of green electricity and maximum respect for the environment, Babor never test on animals.

Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation


I have yet to try skincare from the brand as I wanted to try out their makeup first, I am so so happy I opted for this choice, as I have discovered the HOLY GRAIL in foundation for me.  My skin being mature, fairly normal with no problems other than the usual lack of moisture battle associated with ageing.  Let me start by saying I have never ever found a matte foundation that didn't leave me looking like the crypt keeper, I need glow not a flat looking base, equally I don't want so much moisture that my face slides off !

Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation


Babor Age-ID Serum foundation is by far the best foundation I have ever used in my makeup wearing years. It comes in a glass bottle complete with a pumped pipette system that draws just the right amount of fluid for your face, it is thin in texture but has the best pigment and literally smooths across your skin like liquid silk, the finish I would describe as semi matte if there were such a thing, it feels dry to the touch like matte but still remains glowing, I have never used anything like it in my life, the lasting power is beyond belief and it never ever sinks into lines or wrinkles, it just leaves a flawless looking base that will have you examining your face close up. The beauty of this product is that you can apply a super thin layer and get great instant coverage or you can build it in thin layers for a more finished evening look, it never looks thick or clogged which ever way you apply it.

The brand supply a small cosmetic sponge for application, I usually apply foundation either with a brush or a beauty blender but for this product my personal preference was the old fashioned method of using my fingers, you of course can use which ever method suits you best.

If you do decide to try this for yourself I would pick a shade lighter than you think you need, as it is highly pigmented.




View Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation Here

Lyn 💋


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Thoughts of an *older* woman




Hiya Darlins

I have no clue where these thoughts have come from so please bare with me as it may well end up as rambling. Actually I do, read this article by Jane at BritishBeautyBlogger one of the best things I have read in a long while.

When I started this blog in 2015 as many of you know I had retired from my business due to health, my youngest daughter had started blogging and we discussed the idea that I could not be the only older woman out there who was still interested in beauty and fashion, I had no clue what I was getting into, where it would end up or what I was doing even, it was just a fun thing to do, it still is.  My thoughts have led me to thinking this morning about how much age and ageing has become a "thing" since I started blogging, I had never given it a second thought really before, it's not something I worry about on a daily basis other than in terms of health, which is annoying as maybe if I had given more thought and care to it when I was younger I may not need to think about it now    ( lesson learnt ) 

Since blogging I have seen countless articles on celebrating age, and beauty for older women and it's fabulous but in all honesty I had never given age so much thought since I became a blogger.  In terms of ageism I guess I probably do encounter it as I have noticed a few brands have never contacted me to write for them, the ones that are deemed to be hip n trendy, that's OK it's not a problem, I do often get put into the anti ageing cream bracket, and that's OK  as well, as although I am not into trying to turn back time ( sang in my best Cher voice) 
I am though into looking the best I can for my 60 years, some days it works, others well................best not talk about them. by and large I can honestly say I don't think I am treated any differently to any other blogger, occasionally yes, I do get random emails specifically age related, but they just float off to my trash bin.  This whole age thing is becoming too much lol in fact, it's making me feel old.  I am lucky enough to go to some beautiful events at some fabulous places, which without blogging and working back up in town I would have missed out on, at no stage has anyone ever made me feel old or not part of the event, I have friends in the blogging world as young as 19 who I value immensely, possibly I find it easy to relate as my children and grandchildren are aged 41, 28, 24, 22, & 15 my world is surrounded by youth and often I have to remind them that they are younger than me when someone comes up with a brilliant plan that we can *all* do !! 

I think my thoughts behind this post come back to the old saying  "you are as young as you feel" and for most of us our minds don't match our bodies, I know I creak more when getting out of bed than I used to, also just jumping on a tube nowadays means I need to know where I am going in advance ha ha,  no more winging it for me !  But seriously I do think we can get so caught up in ageing being a thing we can forget to enjoy every stage of our lives to an extent.   I appreciate that health plays a major part for most people when it comes to ageing but I would place money on the fact that your mind still thinks in the same way as it did when you were younger, fortunately for us regardless of how many laughter lines or crows feet we have, our insides never truly grow up.

I did warn you this could become a ramble, so if you have read this far I thank and admire you :)

Lyn 💋
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

No Mo - Stache

No Mo - Stache
No Mo - Stache


Hi Loves
I recently discovered one of the best little kits I have seen in a long time, not only is it cute and handy, it is a mighty good product.

If you have the joy that is upper lip hair, you will know what a pain it is to book a salon visit to get it sorted, not to mention the delightful trip home with a cherry red top lip !   No Mo-Stache is a salon quality solution to use at home, holiday, anywhere.  This fabulous little tin contains 12 hypoallergenic waxed strips for the face, these are double sided so you only need to use one, I can hear you thinking "and ? " facial wax strips are not new, and you're right they aren't but having used them and having used these the difference is incredible, fortunately It is something I really don't need to do often, I do it more for the sake of foundation looking better, and if I am honest thought these were a gimmick, yep the tin is the cutest thing ever but I thought, like you, just wax strips !

No Mo - Stache


Having used them I am 100% converted, even when you go to a salon you find the same spot is often repeated to grab each and every last hair, No Mo-Stache for me was one application on each side of the upper lip and job done, the salon quality wax literally grabbed every tiny hair. The kit also contains Post waxing Aloe cream to soothe.

No Mo - Stache
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This Hollywood brand is available in the UK at Selfridges Here 

Lyn 💋


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