Friday, 21 April 2017

Egyptian Magic



Egyptian Magic
Egyptian Magic

Hi Loves

It has been a while since I was this excited about a product, I had heard the name Egyptian Magic and seen it advertised on in flight magazines, but never really gave much thought to it, it seemed on the surface to be another moisturiser, WELL......how wrong can one person be, ha ha in my case VERY wrong, the simple six ingredients in this pot add up to what has to be described as The one single product you will wonder how you lived without !


  • Olive Oil
  • Bees Wax
  • Honey
  • Bee Pollen
  • Royal Jelly
  • Bee Propolis 
All combine to make up this Cruelty Free 100% natural skin care, On opening the pot you will see a simple looking balm, and there's the magic, it's an optical illusion making you think,  Ok a pot of skin balm..........WRONG.  It has a huge list of uses, some of which I have tried, tested and can tell you about.

The List ( although I am sure someone will have more uses that I don't know about ! )

Egyptian Magic
Egyptian Magic


  1. Moisturiser
  2. Heals Burns
  3. Treats Cuts and Grazes
  4. Fades Scars
  5. Ecxema and Psoriasis Relief
  6. Hair Conditioner
  7. Lip Balm
  8. After Shave Cream
  9. After Sun 
  10. Lady Bits Moisturiser and Lubricant
  11. Hand and Cuticle Cream
  12. Makeup Remover
  13. Eye Cream
  14. Massage Balm
  15. Tattoo Aftercare
  16. Nappy Rash Cream
  17. Pregnancy Body Care 
  18. Makeup Primer
  19. Face Mask
  20. Cracked Heel Care
Egyptian Magic
Egyptian Magic


I have used this as a night time moisturiser which was fabulous, use the smallest amount, and the key with this balm is to warm it in your palms first, you do not need a massive amount at all, mistake I first made by diving in and using a dollop, I used this as an all in one, including eye cream, and woke to moisturised soft skin with no puffiness in the eye area which I find a lot of eye creams can bring. 

For use as a hair conditioner, literally the tiniest amount again warmed into your palms will smooth any split ends on dry hair, but I tried it out as an an all over conditioner wrapped in a towel for a couple of hours, ( again I urge you not to overdo the amount )  you really don't need it, my hair was left soft and shiny as though it had just had a salon treatment. As a lip balm it moisturised and gave a fabulous gloss, this was actually used by Rhianna's make up artist in one of her videos as a lip balm and highlighter, the list of celebrities that endorse Egyptian Magic is endless, so if it's good enough for them !
Anyway I digress, I had Mr LB use this as an aftershave balm, he loved it, and although I can't confirm it, apparently it's great at preventing ingrown hairs.  
 For hand and cuticle care, the performance was no less than miraculous, I suffer with very dry hands and my cuticles are a constant source of embarrassment, this balm has literally made a visible improvement to both my hands and cuticles, I plan to get some cotton gloves and apply this this balm for a weekly hand mask, I am sooo Hollywood I know :)

As an eye make up remover, it will dissolve anything from tubing mascara to waterproof mascara and liner, the thing I love about this is that I am convinced it conditions your lashes although I have not seen it reported anywhere, I have been using it for that purpose at night.  I can't say that I have tested out it's qualities as a massage balm, I have yet to convince a certain person that he needs to do this for the purpose of the blog ( hey ho, we live in hope  )

As a makeup primer it is amazing, truly fabulous ( again ) tiny tiny amount warmed into your palm, this gave the best base ever for foundation.  Using Egyptian Magic as a face mask could seriously become addictive, for this I use a little more, and although probably NOT the way to do it, I put it everywhere, eyes, lips even ear lobes, well they age too !  and relax, well you have no choice but to close your eyes with my method, I leave it for a good half an hour and remove with a warm damp flannel ( wash cloth for my US readers ) it is heaven, soft, fresh and bouncy skin with a glow that only happens with happy skin.

I cannot describe just how fabulous this simple looking plastic tub is, it has no need for fancy packaging, the pot wouldn't be big enough to write all of the merits on the label, you just need to try it for yourself, it's one of those products that you will replace and keep in the house forever.

Find Egyptian Magic Here 


Have you tried Egyptian Magic ?  please do let me know your thoughts.

Lyn 💋  


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Strive Footwear


Strive Footwear
Strive Footwear



Hiya Beautiful

If you are young and gorgeous you will of course be prepared to suffer in pain for gorgeous shoes and sandals, I remember once in my teens buying a pair of shoes in a size down because I had set my heart on them and they only had them in a size too small !!  The things we went through to look good :)  nowadays, although I am still a shoe addict, and yes, I have been known to buy shoes that I will 100% never wear just because they looked to flippin gorgeous in the shop, I find myself ignoring anything that I own that is slightly uncomfortable and reaching for the safety of comfies, I am soooo boring now that when I go to events the comfy shoes are in the bag for the journey there and the journey home.

Strive Footwear
Strive Footwear


I am delighted to have been introduced to Strive Footwear. The sandals I chose were metallic gold leather ( who doesn't love gold ? ) and are shaped to fit the contours of your natural foot, the real term is Biomechanical Footbed Technology this technology works to support your feet in their natural position.

Strive Footwear

Strive Footwear
Strive Footwear


When you first put a pair of these sandals on they feel really quite odd, there is nothing natural feeling about them at all, this is of course because we are used to wearing flat soles and our arches have had no support, they company are well aware of this and recommend that you gradually break yourself in to wearing them starting with one hour on the first day and building up.  Sounds like a faff ?  trust me you will be glad you did, mine are now like wearing slippers, and the beauty is that now I have got used to having a better posture my back feels great,  and they have now become my go to comfies !  so, you see there is a lot to be said for being sensible :) 

Check out my Sandals at Strive Footwear Here 

Lyn 💋



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Blogger Freebies




Hi Darlins

This is a subject that has been on my mind for a while, obviously this post will be read by bloggers, but for the majority of my readers you will have no clue what I am talking about, in 2015 when I first decided to start blogging, you all know the story, had a retail biz, got sick, closed biz, got bored, started blogging.

Naive was not the word, I was clueless, I had a Twitter account that had been dead for years, I had a blog that my daughter had set up for me for my shop, I used it I think 3 times in 3 years, so I picked it all up and started writing, thinking there must be women out there my age still interested in Beauty and Fashion, Duh of course there were, and they were already very successfully writing about it, so... little fish, big pond !  however I was happy to write about my own bits and bobs, and whenever I bought something new it was all very exciting as I wanted to share it with my at that time 2 readers 👭 I had no clue that people got sent things to write about, long story short I was lucky enough to be contacted over time by brands and PR agencies offering suitable things to try out, I was like a kid at Christmas and still a bit naive, so when I turned down things and got a horrible response it was a real shock, equally when I wrote to people to say sorry this product didn't work for me and I wont be writing about about, that too went down like a lead balloon.

Here's the thing, why would I spend my time ( approx 2 hours ) taking photo's and writing about something that was grim, you don't want to hear and it, and I will definitely not slate a company in public, ( I may tell you in private lol )  
I am sure there will come a day when something will tip me over the edge and I will rip the backside out of something, but for now I will carry on in my own way. 

 Right, the point of this post is to talk about FREEBIES, firstly they are not FREE, it's business, it's WORK, it takes time and effort to produce a blog post, so if you are reading this thinking it's a way to learn how to get free stuff, I suggest you sling your hook, Some brands are just gorgeous and appreciate everything you do, I was going to name names but thought better of it as they will know who they are, some PR's are gorgeous and appreciate everything you do, SOME are not, now here's the thing that worries me for the younger girls, DO NOT allow yourself to be treated like rubbish for the sake of a lipstick, once you lose your pride you won't get it back.

I don't want this post to sound negative, BUT please be realistic, when someone sends you something they of course want something back, if they don't appreciate what you do, or make you feel not worthy in anyway you have the choice not to deal with them again, it isn't a one way street. Everyone blogs for different reasons, but whatever the reason as long as you are happy that's all that counts, it's not about who got what, and this blogger is treated better than you, only YOU determine how you are treated in life and the same goes with blogging.

I made a YouTube Video back in 2015 which I am wholly embarrassed about as again, naive me running my mouth, but one thing that I still stand by is that if someone sends you something, bloody well do your job and appreciate that there are people out there that think your blog is good enough to send products to and pay you for the job you do.  Alongside the fact that it is work, there is also something rather nice about your work being acknowledged as being GOOD enough.

At the end of the day, remember nothing in life comes FREE, and do what works for you, it's your little space on the interwebby.

Good or bad experiences, let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear.

Lyn 💋


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Giveaway By Terry Eye Designer Palette




Hi Loves

It's Giveaway time again, this time it is a fabulous Eye Designer Palette By Terry.

I was given this at Christmas and while it is a great looking Palette the colours are not for me, so why not share it with some who will love it. The price of this is valued at £69.00

Entry is by Raffle Copter below, the winner will be drawn automatically by the system, entries are UK only.




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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System



Hi Loves

This post has been a while coming to fruition as I wanted to give this product a really good trial before I even thought about making a comment.

As a regular reader will know my love for Murad dates back to the beginning of my blogging days, I have a huge respect for this brand, it is quiet, wont scream at you with TV ads, reasonably priced for the quality and just simply delivers great skincare.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System actually got me thinking, that's a BIG claim in a product name, plus I have to admit to being quite nervous about committing to a Retinol regime, although it is totally the buzz ingredient that is on everyones lips, I keep hearing stories and seeing YouTube Videos of the Retinol flaking period that everyone seems to strive for and love, I personally don't want to shed my skin in a visible way, of course I love all acids, and I am an exfoliation addict, but the thought of walking around with bits of skin hanging really didn't float my boat at all !  Dr Murad has solved this problem with Retinol Tri-Active Technology.


  • Fast acting Retinoid.  Accelerates results by quickly boosting cellular turnover.
  • Time released Retinol.  Encapsulated in a lipid shell that slowly melts into the skin, it delivers consistent, sustained levels of retinol over time 
  • Retinol Booster.  Enhances efficiency by acting like a magnet to help enhance skins receptivity to retinol's benefits.



Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System


Murad advise you to use a thin layer of theserum at night under moisturiser. It feels and looks like a serum, absorbs really easily with almost no fragrance and is actually comfortable to wear, honestly I was nervous, but you know me, I will try out anything for my blog so I persisted in using the product nightly, I didn't wake up to any miracle on the first use, or the second or third, but equally and most importantly no adverse reactions, as time went on I had no flaking but after around day 10 it was like a skin awakening, it truly looked different !  fresher, firmer and the lines were definitely  softened, I have one deep vertical line near my eyebrow that has almost disappeared and is now more of a fine line than a crevice.


Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal System


The area in which I saw the most improvement were the lip lines, those little demons that we all want rid of.

You can read about the ingredients and science on the Murad website, this post is purely based on my own personal opinion of using this product, I am no skin expert.

Would I buy it ?  100% yes 

Find Murad  Here

  or from www.johnlewis.com

Lyn 💋


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