Tuesday, 26 July 2016


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.  


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


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

Friday, 22 July 2016

Vichy Neovadiol Eye & Lip Contours

Vichy Neovadiol Eye & Lip Contours for menopausal skin

Hiya Darlins

As you know I have spoken before about products for us Menopausal gals, who even knew that that were any ?  You don't need me to tell you the changes our hormones play on our skin, euughhh

The Scientists at The Vichy Labs have really got this issue nailed with the introduction of ranges specifically designed for us ( forgive me if you are reading this and are no where near having *Tropical Moments * )  I have reviewed the Neovadiol Range previously and you can read about it here and here, this time I have reviewed a double trouble product Vichy Neovadiol Gf Eye and Lip Contours

Vichy Neovadiol Eye & Lip Contours for menopausal skin

I say double trouble as it deals with not just one, but two problem areas, Eyes and Lips !!

Both of these areas are notorious for showing signs of age and really do need addressing in their own right.  And I am pleased to report this little wonder tube does just that, a light almost invisible cream that is a joy to apply with the smoothing and cooling applicator tip, I love this it feels very (salon)

Vichy Neovadiol Eye & Lip Contours for menopausal skin

Literally the smallest amount smoothed in tiny circular motions from the inner to outer corners of the eye produce a non greasy surface that instantly looks plumper and more hydrated, I used this both morning and night, I must admit to being really wary of any product around my eyes at night as I tend to wake up looking puffy eyed as though I have spent the night sobbing broken hearted !  not so with this cream :)

On the Lip area you apply to the contours of the upper lip again in small circular motions and it it really does feel as though you are ironing out the lines, and under the bottom lip, sweeping motions from side to side, it absorbs almost instantly so is perfect for under your daily moisturiser and make up.

At £23.00 I think it is fabulous value as you would expect to pay that and more for an eye cream alone.

Should you want to give it a try click here Vichy Neovadiol Gf Eye and Lip Contours

Love n Hugz
Lyn x


Thursday, 21 July 2016

My Vanishing Act

Hello Gorgeous

I wanted to write this post to explain my virtual vanishing act from all things internet, I have popped on and off my social media really just to support and share other peoples work, as I have myself been very lacking in producing my blog posts and for that I apologise from the bottom of my heart.

Things here have been a little bit hectic of late, how dare real life get in the way of my blogging !  Although I do blog full time and have the *luxury* of being home full time, it is due to illness that I never talk about and sometimes it just gets in the way, I am lucky in that I don't need to earn a full time living from blogging so do have the luxury of no pressure being placed on me to produce posts, although as a workaholic I put enormous pressure on myself to write, firstly as I enjoy it, and secondly I feel that if something has been sent to me that is good and needs sharing I have a duty to the brand and or PR to get it out there, plus I get pretty excited when I love something so feel the need to share.

Lot's of things have been going on with us of later, some good and some bad, BUT nothing to stop me getting back to my passion, so be prepared to be bored of my twittering and rambling as it coming soon.

Thank you so much for your support, and a huge thanks to all of you that have written asking if I am OK :)    Huge cyber hugz to all.

Lyn x 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Lavera Face Self Tanning Cream

Lavera Face Self Tanning Cream
Hiya Sweet cheeks

This weather is totally letting us down on the sunshine front, plus it's never a good thing to cook your own face :)

I have to be honest and say that I have been a total failure with trying to apply self tan to my face and tend to rely on bronzers for a bit of a healthy glow, I was delighted to discover that Lavera a company that I have had a fantastic experience of previously read here  had introduced a facial self tan.

I was obviously a little dubious with my previous tanning errors, but in the interests of being a nosey mare I gave it a go.  100% better than expected, it was even, no streaks and actually gave a seriously good healthy glow without the whole tango look, impressive !

Lavera Face Self Tanning Cream


It didn't come with any major instructions or developing time, it just said to avoid brows and hairline and to wash your hands after using.

I applied it in the morning to clean dry skin, I wanted to use it on a day when I was at home so I could keep an eye on it developing.  After keep looking in the mirror I kind of forgot about it and carried on my day, I caught a glimpse of my face in the bathroom after a couple of hours and had to do a double take, it was looking lovely, well I decided not to wash it off and really go for it on the developing front, and it didn't get any darker after the next couple of hours so I decided to rinse it off with plain warm water.

I think I would prefer to do it in the day where possible in case I ended up wiping it off onto the pillow at night.

I would definitely put this down as a keeper, it was lovely to have a healthy natural glow knowing I hadn't damaged my skin in the sun and hadn't ended up looking like a Satsuma, win win.

Have you had any self tan experiences you are brave enough to share ?

Love Lyn x
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