Friday, 29 July 2016

Hylamide C25 | Deciem

Hylamide C25 | Deciem



Hello my darlings

Here is a post that has taken me forever to research, I am probably preaching to the converted on Deciem The Abnormal Beauty Company, as by now you have probably heard of them if not already use the products - but let's pretend you haven't, if you are a normal everyday person who buys product because you like the look of it, you will no doubt pick up products from Deciem, read a lil bit of info and put them down thinking - well it could be good but I don't understand it !


Hylamide C25 | Deciem


Deciem as a company make no apology for their scientific approach to all things beauty, as a Scientist, founder Brandon believes that the products cannot be summed in in simple statements such as "Daytime anti wrinkle cream " or suchlike, the whole brand is focused on skin health from a purely scientific approach, which is what makes it a little complicated for us mere mortals.

I have written about this company a few times previously and even went so far as to call one product Botox in a bottle !  just used the search bar on my site for Deciem.

Right, the product at hand here is from the Hylamide range, which is designed to give more instant results where as Niod is more longer term result driven.


Hylamide C25 | Deciem


Hylamide C25 would you guess what it is by the name ?  of course you wouldn't, it is Vitamin C for the skin in it's most stabilised form,  a lot of products will claim to have this powerful vitamin in their products, but it will not be stabilised with 25% Ethyl absorbic acid and resorcinol complex, which in lay-mans terms means by the time it reaches us, what with packaging and exposure to light, the Vit C will be hardly present. 
 This little frosted glass bottle with it's glass pipette dropper offers you the vitamin in it's most powerful form, said to visibly target Fine lines, uneven tone, textural irregularities and dullness.

On using a couple of drops into the palms and spread across the face and neck,  I saw and felt an instant warming effect, which only lasted a few minutes but once it subsided left my skin with a positive glow, I LOVED this effect, I love to feel something working instantly, Hylamide C25 is designed to be used as a first base under any other skincare you wish to use, it can also be used at night either alone, ( which is what I did )  or under your usual brand of night cream.

You will, in my for what it's worth opinion see instant results from the Hylamide range and they are definitely worth exploring on the website, be prepared to feel a little bit thick when you get into the science :) 

Hylamide C25 can be found HERE

My * Botox* in a bottle can be seen HERE

Love and hugz
Lyn x 


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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Mary Kay Into The Garden Pedicure Set


Mary Kay Into The Garden Pedicure Set


Hiya Darlins

I don't know about you, but the first time you drag your sandals out can sometimes be a bit of shock seeing your tootsies up close and personal, dry skin and cracked heels, not a good look by any stretch of the imagination.

I have recently discovered the solution in a rather snazzy mesh bag from Mary Kay, This great little pack delivers everything you need to treat your feet.

Mary Kay Into The Garden Pedicure Set


A pack of 10 Foot Fizzes ( bath bombs for feet )

Emery board

Two sets of toe separators

And the amazing 85g Into The Garden exfoliating foot scrub.

Mary Kay Into The Garden Pedicure Set


Having soaked my poor feet for a good 20 mins in warm water with a foot fizzie, I then dried them off and massaged with the creamy exfoliating foot scrub, I actually left this on for 10 mins before soaking again to rinse off with another foot fizzie, the result was beautifully soft refreshed tootsies, I am not saying this will rid you of really bad hard skin areas but it definitely improves them, and am convinced with regular use could actually keep it at bay.

Toe nails were duly painted using the separators to complete the home Pedi  treatment. 

Find Mary Kay at www.MaryKay.co.uk

Love Lyn x

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Crystal Dream from ECI Healthcare

Crystal Dream  from ECI Healthcare


Ever have trouble sleeping ?  How annoying is lying awake looking at the clock ?  the night just seems to go on forever, I hate it.

I was offered a trial of Crystal Dream, which I was happy to do as it is 100% free from pharmaceuticals and hormones, so will not leave you feeling drowsy or hung over in the morning.

To be fair Mr LB suffers more than me with sleep problems, so obviously when he wakes up telling me he had a bad night all I can answer with is *I Know ! *  so we both took the 2 little pills half an hour before bed for a month.




Crystal Dream  from ECI Healthcare

At first I waited for something to happen, dumb because it tells you it wont actually put you to sleep, what it does do is give you the most still restful night ever, we both on numerous occasions asked each other if we remembered dreaming, or anything from the night at all, and the answer was always an amusing no, really odd but really flippin fabulous,  Himself decided on the odd night to go without them to see if it made any difference, and It most certainly did, in fact to both of us, as him throwing himself around the bed like a windmill didn't do my sleep much good either !

I can't tell you how these work, but I can tell you they most certainly do, and we will most definitely be buying these, purely for Mr LB's own safety and the benefit of our relationship :)

These are available directly from ECI Healthcare Ireland 

Love and snoozes
Lyn x







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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

ARgENTUM ~ l'etoile infinie. TWIN ENHANCING FACE OIL

ARgENTUM ~ l'etoile infinie.  TWIN ENHANCING FACE OIL review at www.thelavenderbarn.co.uk



Hiya Lovlie



When it comes to skincare you know by now I am not influenced by price tags, although by nature we get an internal feeling that something with a high price tag is extra special and something to be coveted.   I wrote a while ago about the brand 
ARgENTUM when their showcase product was La Potion infinie  they have now introduced l'etoile infinie Twin Enhancing Face Oil.


ARgENTUM ~ l'etoile infinie.  TWIN ENHANCING FACE OIL review at www.thelavenderbarn.co.uk


In is seductive dark purple almost black glass dropper bottle especially designed to keep the light away from the contents inside, you get the feeling that you are looking at a magic potion.  with ingredients such as Argan Kernel Oil Abyssinian Seed Oil and Kukui Seed Oil, this rich treatment oil is aimed at protecting and hydrating the skin, it can be used either alone, or on top of La Potion Infinie or your usual choice of moisturiser to seal moisture and goodness into the skin.   You could also pop a drop into your day moisturiser or night cream if you prefer.  


ARgENTUM ~ l'etoile infinie.  TWIN ENHANCING FACE OIL


I have also been using this as a night oil, it is described as a dry oil and it is if you are not heavy handed with products like me, you really do only need a couple of drops at the most.  Being 100% natural and with oils that have been ethically sourced to help protect the environment.

This Oil really is up there with the top of the range cult beauty products and will deliver ultra hydration leaving your skin looking and feeling radiant.

Discover ARgENTUM ~ l'etoile infinie £85.00 at Cult Beauty

Lyn x




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Monday, 25 July 2016

Lavera SPF30 Sun Cream | Lavera After Sun Lotion

Lavera SPF30 Sun Cream  |  Lavera After Sun Lotion

Hello Sun Lover :)

Well, we have had a couple of hot days here in the UK, one of them being the hottest day of the year so far.
We are a funny bunch us Brits, we spend all year lusting after pictures of sunny climes, blazing hot beaches and anything summer related, moaning about our rubbish weather, and when the sun eventually shows it's face we are all melting with frizzed hair and wet patches, unlike the glamorous Europeans who can totally rock the weather we just wander around fanning ourselves and moaning that it's too hot, and we are not used to it, it has come without warning etc etc. ha ha 

I think as a nation we love the sun, it just doesn't feel the same about us, knowing we will turn a fluorescent shade of pink we are unprepared and it gets us every time.

Having been lucky enough to go away once this year and with a holiday booked for September I have been desperately trying out various brands of Sun Care and was sent Lavera SPF30 along with Lavera After Sun Lotion to try out.   I chose our hottest day so far to give it a test.  Mr LB had a day off and we headed to the lake so that he could fish and I could sunbathe, the test began before leaving the house.


Lavera SPF30 Sun Cream  |  Lavera After Sun Lotion



I applied the SPF30 Sun Cream to my fair freckled skin, it is incredibly thick and white, it took an age to apply as it won't completely rub in and go invisible, but off we went, I spent no less than 8 hours in full sunshine that day and didn't see a spot of pink, when I showered on returning home it didn't even want to come off easily in the shower with soap ! did I get colour ?  yes a little, nothing like I would have expected from 8 hours full sun.

So.......my feelings with this product are really mixed, as a brand I love Lavera and have written about them previously Here this company is sheer goodness and really should be more available in the UK.  This SPF is sheer perfection if you need full cover, love to spend time in the water and want something you really don't have to re apply all day, I would imagine it is ideal for children, and fabulous for winter sports holidays, for me ? a little too much protection to use on a beach holiday but I am a wrongun and do like to get lots of colour :)
so if you are a sensible person unlike me, this is 100% perfect for full sun protection.


Lavera SPF30 Sun Cream  |  Lavera After Sun Lotion



 After our day at the lake and using the Lavera SPF30 I didn't need to use any aftersun, although I have tried it out with other products that didn't give much protection and also on a day I stupidly got my shoulders caught with nothing on,  I would buy this again for sure, it is fabulous, it has a light texture than is immediately absorbed allowing you to dress quickly, it has a fresh almost herbal fragrance, and totally gave 24 hour moisturisation, it has an incredibly cooling effect on my sore bits * hangs head in shame* a definite winner in the after sun stakes, and being 100% Vegan perfect for those seeking purer skincare.

Both of these products are incredibly well priced as is all of the Lavera Range. 

Find Lavera SPF30 Here 

Love n Sunshine
Lyn x
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