Monday, 26 June 2017

Bio Extracts Advanced Eye Contour Collection

Bio Extracts Advanced Eye Contour Collection
Bio Extracts Advanced Eye Contour Collection 


Hello Gorgeous

You have seen me write about Bio Extracts previously when I reviewed the entire range of Facial treatments, you can read it here.
New to the table is a specifically designed range to look after your eye area.

Just in case you are not familiar with the concept of the Bio Extracts advanced delivery system I will run through it briefly here, The Sealed pump system jar of Eye Contour Age Defying Cream contains the companies unique Multi-Lamellar system, which has been formed with a structure similar to your natural skin and mimics the skins own natural layers to act like a hydrating patch, in my head I always think of this as the carrier for the boosters, as you will see the boosters come in an air tight syringe applicator, the idea is that you add a pump of booster to a pump of the Eye Contour Cream and mix your own formula,  This is not as complicated as it may sound, there are two types of booster for the eyes, Brightening Booster (orange) to brighten and illuminate the eye area, ideal for those of us that don't get enough good sleep, and Lift and Firm booster which concentrates on plumping and moisturising the eye contour area.

Bio Extracts Advanced Eye Contour Collection
Bio Extracts Advanced Eye Contour Collection 


These boosters can be used alone or mixed together, it is recommended that you use the Brightening boost in the morning and the Lift and Firm booster (purple) for night time, you can use up to four pumps of any combination you chose, depending on your needs for that day.  I am not usually a lover of eye cream as I find it tends to make me look puffy around the eyes and leave me uncomfortable in the mornings, I have had no such problems with this product. The method I have been using is one pump of brightener added to one pump of the Eye Contour cream gently tapped around the eye area in the mornings, and the Lift and Firm again one pump to one pump of eye cream in the evenings.

Bio Extracts Advanced Eye Contour Collection


Once again I really enjoy using these, I love the packaging and the fact that everything is airtight, I especially love the fact that you are tailoring your skincare based on what you believe are your own specific needs, I am hoping that somewhere along the road we will begin to see targeted area body products popping up from Bio Extracts.

BioExtracts.Co.Uk 


Lyn 💋



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DHC Beauty from Japan


DHC  Beauty from Japan



Hiya Loves
As you already know I have a bit of a passion for the Brand DHC from Japan, I wanted to use this product post to talk a bit about the whole Japanese Beauty subject, why are we so obsessed about other cultures beauty regimes ?

DHC  Beauty from Japan


The thing that bought me to these thoughts was DHC Face Wash Powder a combination of ingredients including Corn Starch ! Lavender and Honey, I recall back in the 80s when the Body Shop were obsessed with bringing us products from other cultures there was a Japanese chalk powder face wash which was said back then to be what Geisha's used, I didn't get on with it, however this is a totally different ballgame, yes it's powder but it is just the best thing ever to use, damp your face with warm water sprinkle a little powder into your palm, run hands gently together and begin to massage on your face, within seconds it has turned into a luxurious cream texture that removes dead skin cells to brighten up your complexion on the first use.  DHC say it turns into a lather, I would describe it more a face cream that a soap lather.  I flipping love it and it was this that got me thinking about the whole topic.

DHC  Beauty from Japan


Japanese women consider skincare a ceremony not a routine it is taught to young girls from an early age and is as normal as brushing your teeth, looking after the skin is treated as a pleasure and a way to relax, this I think we are doing more and more in the West, they double cleanse followed with ( lotion) Toner to us, which is then followed with (Milk)  Moisturiser to us.  this ritual is followed both morning and evening, this four step routine is carried out as though it is all perfectly normal, as the idea ( and rightly so ) is that if the skin is not scrupulously clean it will not absorb whatever goodness you give it.

The craze of Sheet masks was developed from the ancient Geisha practise of laying Kimono silk that had been dampened in flower water on the skin.

Mei-nai Oshareh / unseen beauty is the true belief behind Japanese Beauty, believing beauty that radiance comes from inner beauty and confidence, which is something we could all use.

Check Out the DHC site here and selected items are available at www.feelunique.com  www.escentual.com    DHC Face Wash Powder


Lyn 💋


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Friday, 23 June 2017

B. Makeup

B. Makeup
B. Makeup 


Hi Loves
The B. for beauty range at Superdug is truly an underestimated brand, it has an extensive skincare range I recently wrote about the B. Nourished cooling mask which was gorgeous, and intend to look into this skincare range further, as if the mask was anything to go by this could be a super impressive trial.
   The brand have relaunched their Vegan, Cruelty Free Make up range and I have a few items to chat to you about.

B. Luminous Lipstick

B. Makeup


B. Makeup





These come in 8 shades and have exceptional colour payoff, they contain jojoba which not only feels great it moisturises the lips leaving them looking soft and smooth, these lipsticks have a creamy waxy texture and are incredibly soft and comfortable on the lips. I am adding the shade Pillow Talk to my shopping list as it looks to be the perfect nude.

B. Matte Liquid Lipstick

B. Makeup

B. Makeup


Liquid Lipsticks come in 8 shades from pale to the very darkest Super pigmented, non drying liquid lipstick containing Olea Europaea Fruit Oil which moisturises the lips while wearing, although these are non drying they are not sticky and the beauty being they don't end up dry and flaky as some liquid lipsticks do. 

B Lip and Cheek Tint

B. Makeup


B. Makeup



This perfect little compact is ideal to keep in your bag for when you want just a healthy looking flush of colour to your cheeks and or lips, it is a creamy almost waxy finish which give just the lightest hint of colour in a non fussy super quick application, these would be suitable for any skin type being non oily and not greasy. Available in 6 shades.

I do have more items coming up to share with you, but in the meantime why not check out the B. range here, there are currently some fabulous bargains to be had with offers on the skincare.

Lyn 💋



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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold


Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold
Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold 


Hiya Darlins
I am really curious to get everyone's view on this topic, Anti Ageing for hair ? do we really need it ?

I must admit, when I have seen other brands promote names such as Pro V etc I have often thought ( ageing bandwagon ) and when I was approached by Alterna I will admit to being cynical to say the least, that said I am a firm believer in high end hair products giving a better result than cheapies, for many reasons.  Hair ageing is not a beauty gimmick to encourage us to part with our pennies, it's fact, our follicles betray us as we age, our hair suffers with pollution build up the same as everything else, and we are more likely to torture our hair now than ever before, we all know how wiry and dry grey hair left untreated can be, so even if you are a gorgeous chestnut brown on the box, you are possibly grey and wiry underneath, as my own hair started to turn more and more grey the condition was lacking, as I left it to grow out it failed me and wouldn't turn that gorgeous white grey that I lusted after, so I decided to packet colour it all over grey, so even at 60 I am still abusing the poor stuff, with dye and daily straighteners !

This is going to be a long post so you may want to grab a cuppa and put your feet up x

Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold
Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold Shampoo


Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinite Color Hold Shampoo 250ml

Designed to rid hair of excessive product build up and protect colour for up to 60 days, you only need the smallest amount of shampoo with this product, it starts off as lather and within seconds changes to an almost cream consistency this is the first time I have experienced this with any shampoo, it feels really luxurious and your hair is left feeling super clean but not squeaky. 

Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold
Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold Conditioner


Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinite Color Hold Conditioner 250ml

When using this conditioner I was pretty underwhelmed as the experience with the shampoo had been so luxurious I expected something similar from the conditioner, it was nice, easy to apply, again a small amount was enough, BUT it left my hair feeling amazing, as it rinsed through with the water it felt fabulous. 

Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold
Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold Vibrancy Serum


Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinite Color Hold Vibrancy Serum 50ml

This serum is a great product, it acts as a dual purpose in that you can use it as a hair mask and also as a regular protection serum, I used the tiniest amount applied to damp hair after washing, as always with serum less is more, when my hair was dried it was super soft and needed less stying than usual, I also tried the serum as a hair mask,applied to dry ends and leaving it on for 30 minutes, the result again was fabulous, you could both see and feel the difference.

Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold
Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold Topcoat Shine Spray 


Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinite Color Hold Topcoat Shine Spray 125ml 

This spray is designed to seal and protect the hair give you gloss and protection from UV damage, it really is the finishing touch to the range and leaves your hair soft and silky with the most amazing shine, what I would say is don't overdo it with this product, you really only need a spritz to achieve the gloss, and more and you will end up with greasy looking locks, as such this bottle will last you literally forever, as always with this range less is more. 

Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold
Alterna Caviar Anti Ageing Infinate Color Hold 


Overall I loved every product in the range, the combination of the four really gave salon results which is where you would usually find this brand, I liked the fact that it protected the colour and that the smallest amounts of each were all that was needed.

Find the complete Alterna Haircare range here 


Lyn 💋 



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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser

Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser
Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser


Hiya Darlins

It is scorchio here in the UK and we are having a Love/Hate relationship with it, whilst we love it, our bodies and houses are not built for it, but being British we soak it up as it could leave as fast as it arrived, recently I bought you the new Murad City Skin Age Defence SPF 50 which I have been loving you can read about it here,  at the same launch time the clever Dr introduced City Skin Overnight Detox, a night moisturiser designed to detoxify and neutralise the pollutants that have accumulated during the day, I am such a weirdo I love the idea of Detox be it hair, body and now face !



Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser
Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser

Housed in a gorgeous sterile pump system the lightweight almost gel feel cream has the most gorgeous fragrance, not flowery or overpowering but a gentle almost holiday smell, hard to describe but fabulous to sleep in, a blend of Sunflower, Barley and Cucumber are what brings this fragrance to life, the blend along with Marrubium Plant Stem-Cells are the key ingredients of this night detox, and the addition of Vitamin C will brighten and even out skin tone, making sure you wake up with a glow.

Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser
Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser


This was a joy to use, being lightweight in this heat it absorbed really well and was comfortable to wear, no hair sticking to your night cream, that's always a bonus. I used it on my face neck and decolletage right down to the boobies, and woke up with soft bouncy skin, I honestly love anything with vitamin C as I swear you can see a brightness in the morning.

As we all know pollutants are everywhere nowadays and although named City Skin this is for everyone.

Suitable for all skin types.

Check out the NEW Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser Here 


Lyn 💋



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