Thursday, 24 May 2018

Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty

Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty
Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty 


Hi Loves,

I have been having a clear out of the beauty room and decided to do a giveaway.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter the Rafflecopter below, there are more than one chance of being a winner, so do as many entries as you want.

Rafflecopter will draw a winner at random, the more you enter the more chance of a win.


The Prizewinner will be announced next Saturday 2nd June  here on the blog so you will need to check back to see if you are a winner. if we don't hear from the winner within 48 hours the prize will go to the next person on the list.



Brand names include:

Jack Wills
PS Primark
M.A.C
Kiko
Lumity Life
Benefit
Ted Baker
Dr.Hauschka
Rimmel
Botanics
Solait
Philip B
Viviscal
Lucia Magnani
Sisley
Roger & Gallet
Caudalie
Erno Laszlo
Eyelure
Body Fantasies
Estee Lauder
Skinfix
B. Nourished
Dr. Organics
Elf
Impulse
Nads

Total number of items 54.


GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN.

Enter Here - Beauty Giveaway


Lyn x
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Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation



Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation
Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation


Hi Loves,
As you already know I am a little bit obsessed with foundations, I have in my time probably bought hundreds, it started with Max Factor Pan Stick in my wayward youth and now I am constantly on the search for something that doesn't highlight lines and wrinkles like a flashing beacon. Not to hard to wish for I don't think?  However.........I am not about to spend in excess of £50.00 on what could be a huge mistake, to this end I am always looking on the drugstore displays for something new that might just be the holy grail, a couple of weeks ago I discovered Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation in the shade N159 Cool Vanilla.


Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation

This time around I was hoping for a bit less coverage than I usually go for as my thinking was to try and minimise the screwed up wrinkled paper bag look!  I am pleased to say that I have succeeded in my quest, now I am not saying this is the holy grail, but you know what?  it's not far off. I am loving it!

Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation


The foundation comes on a 30ml pipette glass bottle, is totally buildable, so if you want to layer it for more coverage you can do so easily without any rolling or pilling, it applies BEAUTIFULLY, leaving as it says on the jar an airbrushed finish. I first tried it with my beloved Clarisonic  using the sonic foundation brush, I will write about this gizmo at some stage, but I actually found the best application for the foundation was the old school way with fingers. It takes hardly any blending and gives you a dewy glow without being shiny or greasy looking, if you are a die hard Matte fan this won't be for you, but if you are looking to go Meghan Markle glow this really hits the spot.

I have given this a thorough trial checking it over a few days and obsessing with the mirror every couple of hours, it will not sit in lines or wrinkles and has a really good staying power even after a good 9 hour wear.

17 Shades Available.

Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation 


For the record, I dislike the term drugstore when used in the UK, we have Chemists but it really doesn't sound right lol.

Lyn x

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Cosmetics á la carte London

Cosmetics a La Carte
Cosmetics a La Carte 


Hiya Loves,

This week I experienced the sheer joy that is Cosmetics a La Carte, based in the heart of Chelsea I was invited to an event to celebrate the new 60's inspired "Summer Of Love Collection" the timing couldn't have been more perfect with Chelsea being fully decorated in it's floral glory for the Summer of Love Week, incorporating the Chelsea Flower Show.


Cosmetics a La Carte


Cosmetics a La Carte was also in full bloom, with the most incredible vibe of flowers and love, we were treated to amazing cocktails which even included blooms!  The visit to the shop for me was a double winner, not only did I get to see the huge array of cosmetics on display I got a greater understanding of the brand and it's founder Lynne Sanders, a Chemist and Scientist with over 40 years in the beauty industry, her passion and love for cosmetics literally radiates, her vision is to create natural bespoke make up to suit any age.  You may not have heard of Cosmetics a La Carte as it is more known to make up artists and those "In the Know" but trust me, if you have ever struggled to find the perfect foundation or make up shades to suit and flatter your complexion you now know where to visit.  With it's own factory in Battersea South London, everything is manufactured to the highest quality standards and tailored specifically for you, if you have ever had a lipstick discontinued by another brand, fear not. Cosmetics a La Carte will replicate the exact shade for you!! 


Cosmetics a La Carte


Chatting with Lynne we managed a giggle about today's trends for heavy contouring and shades being beautiful for younger girls:  but as we get older subtle more natural looks are far more flattering for us "cough" mature ladies.  You can of course buy from the ready made collection of cosmetics, but the real beauty of the brand is having an appointment with a professional make up artist and having your shades designed just for you, and such an investment when you thing of the hundreds of pounds we waste over the years trying to find the holy grail foundation!  You can of course drop into the shop at anytime, but for a full consultation it's best to book beforehand to avoid disappointment especially if you are travelling into London.


Cosmetics a La Carte

Cosmetics a La Carte


This post was originally intended to showcase some products for you, but I wanted to give an insight into the company as I for one, found it totally fascinating and such a gorgeous opportunity to get your make up just right once and for all, it just goes to prove that us mere mortals can enjoy a bespoke service in comfortable beautiful surroundings. 
Check out the website and possibly learn a little more about the brand, I'm sure you will be tempted!  in the meantime I will be back with some product reviews.

Cosmetics a La Carte do NOT test on animals.


https://www.cosmeticsalacarte.com/

Lyn x 



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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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