Friday, 19 October 2018

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel 



Hiya Gorgeous,

Murad are just one of those brands that you know you can 100% rely on for impeccable skincare. I have not yet tried a Murad product that I wasn't completely happy with or that didn't do exactly as it said on the jar.

Nutrient-Charged Water Gel is no exception, it really is a power packed cocktail of nutrients peptides and minerals. in tests it has been proven to take skin from dehydrated to fully hydrated in one week.  Oil free, paraben, sulphates and phthalate free. Your skin will literally drink this moisture.


Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel 


The gel itself is like a pink gel dessert, it's cold to the touch and feels like water once applied to the skin, it really is most refreshing, it absorbs quickly and easily into the skin, leaving your face feeling super hydrated and firmer to the touch, fine lines are totally minimised by this moisture infusion as it plumps the skin out giving a super smooth look. I love using this as good as it is for the face, mentally I really do feel as though I'm treating my face. A little product goes a long way and you will find yourself reaching for this jar above and beyond anything else you are currently using the results are that good. Use morning and night, suitable for all skin types.



Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel 

Dr Murad is infamous for his passion for hydration and believes as well as moisture on the outside we should also eat our water, to ensure that it hydrates the bodies cells, drinking water is great but it leaves as fast as it enters when you eat your water it is a slower process and therefore reaches and hydrates the cells.

Check out Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel here with free shipping and free gift.
Lyn x


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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug

Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug
Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug



Hiya Darlins

As you will know if you follow me on Instagram, I recently attended an event held by Superdrug to discuss all things Menopause, The panel of speakers was a really interesting line up of women who all had stories to tell. Chaired by Jo Elvin Editor of You Magazine, Irene Shelly, Editor in Chief of Black Beauty and Hair, Dr Pixie McKenna, Superdrug Heath Ambassador, Sarah Vine, co founder of Get The Gloss and Daily Mail Columnist alongside Joanne Mackie Superdrugs Director of Customer Services & People all had hilarious stories to tell.

The thing with Menopause and Peri Menopause is that it does need talking about, it's not a thing that we need to hide away or feel embarrassed about as it comes to us all in the end, the same as periods, all part of the joy's of being female! it's how we, and those around us deal with it seems to be they key to making life a lot easier, one of the questions asked was "Do you discuss it with your family" in my case YES!  they all know that at any moment the windows will be flung open seeing me gasping for air and almost ripping my clothes off yelling "I'm having a turn!"  I even have what is affectionately known by the family as the Menopause fan, it's a cheap 2 Euro fan that I bought a few years ago in Spain, that has a permanent spot in my lounge, I only have to ask my Granddaughter to pass the Menopause fan and she knows what it is :)

It's no secret when I'm suffering ha ha.



Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug
Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug

I am lucky in that as a family nothing is sacred we are a group of over sharers, I know that isn't always the case with some people but you should be able to share and not suffer alone.  If you are a regular reader here you may remember that last year I did a post on a report that Superdrug produce every year where they survey their customers to get feedback on what we think at age 50 plus, they call this report #LifePlus and I personally love it. You get the sense of not being alone in your thoughts and know that other ladies have the same things going on and you are not the crank you possibly thought you were.

Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug
Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug


Superdrug are so supportive of our generation with the report they have also produces supplements specifically designed to help us through Menopause, skincare designed especially for our flushed and sensitive faces and on the whole offer a huge ton of support.  There is more to the company than you would ever think when you pop in for a packet of aspirin, there are teams that work behind the scenes aiming to make life easier for us.

A few facts that came out of the report.


  1. Moisturiser is women's number one beauty product.
  2. Two thirds consider perfume a daily essential.
  3. 82% think it's important to see mature women in beauty ad's.
  4. 8% Said they rarely saw women of their age shown in beauty campaigns
  5. 68%  don't think the media deals adequately with the Menopause
  6. 18% think the secret to staying young is an active sex life.
  7. 80% believe keeping active is key to youthfulness.
  8. 68% said hot flushes are the most common Menopause symptom.
  9. 55% thought that getting older got bad press.
  10. 29% said good make up is key to staying youthful.

Putting Menopause symptoms aside I personally think getting older is fabulous for so many reasons, the main one being is not giving a bugger, nowadays, I can go out with no eyes on and not care, I can say when someone else is beautiful without feeling that it is lessening my self esteem, I can do, say and wear whatever I want without fear of people not liking me. All in all it's OK to be a hot flushed old bird :)


Lyn x 







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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

New Service. Ear Piercing at Superdrug




Hi Loves

I recently discovered there's way more to Superdrug than meets the eye!  They have launched a new piercing service at over 50 stores, with more planned openings throughout 2018.

The new piercing offering, the latest addition to Superdrug’s menu of affordable in-store beauty services, is being introduced to 53 stores which are already home to an Orly Nail Bar and will offer ear and nose piercings. Prices start from £10 for a single piercing, up to £34 for a double piercing – dependent on jewellery – and £15 for a nose piercing.

Piercing has seen resurgence in recent years, with celebrity fans from Rihanna and Kylie Jenner to Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence all curating multiple ear adornments, while Demi Lovato and Katy Perry are fans of a subtle, delicate nose ring.

With Superdrug already offering brow and lash treatments at over 300 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland and 68 Orly Nail Bars, as well as waxing and spray tanning at selected stores, it’s the latest in its ever-expanding portfolio of beauty services for its customers.









Superdrug’s Commercial Director, Simon Comins, said of the launch “We love being able to offer our customers in-store beauty services at affordable prices and the new ear and nose piercing service is an exciting addition to our portfolio.”

“We’ve already seen a great reaction to the stores that have already launched and we’re looking forward to bring it to more Superdrug customers across the country.”

All treatments are carried out by trained therapists, and no appointments are necessary.  As well as Brows, Lashes and Nails the Superdrug team also opened its first barbershop earlier this year at the Fosse Park Store.

I experienced this for myself and have to say it was super quick, pain fee and a great experience. I was given full hygene instructions, fluid to use at home and within less than 24 hours I couldn't even feel that they had been done!


Lyn x


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Colour Freedom Semi Permanent Hair Colour


Colour Freedom Semi Permanent Hair Colour
Colour Freedom Semi Permanent Hair Colour 



Hiya Lovelies

As you know I am a huge fan of grey hair be it natural or dyed, and constantly colour my own hair, which is almost grey now, at least I think it is, I have been colouring it grey for the last couple of years and don't have a problem with roots so I have to assume they ate coming through now grey or at least peppery.


I have always used Colour Freedom Metallic Glory and this time was asked to try out a temporary wash in Semi Permanent colour by Colour Freedom, I chose the shade Silver Blonde, in hindsight I should have gone for deeper grey for a more drastic look. The super large tube is designed to allow you to use it a few times but my hair is incredibly porous and soaks up product like a sponge so for the sake of the review I used a full tube, Incredibly easy to apply, and super quick to rinse out, even on rinsing I knew this product was good, my hair felt like silk as I rinsed with not a single tangle or knot, my fingers slipped through my hair like a dream and the shine this product produced was out of this world  I have to be honest and say I will continue to use it for this reason alone in between colouring, my hair has never felt so soft and shiny.  The product contains both Argan Oil and Shea Butter for moisturising and I have to admit it certainly does the job.

Colour Freedom Semi Permanent Hair Colour
You can see from the picture that Colour Freedom has removed the yellow tones.



One of the best things about Colour Freedom as a hair care range is that the price point is super reasonable and they do what they say on the box, nothing harsh just good solid colours, I have used a huge amount of various greys especially when I first set out to turn my bleached blonde head into silver grey and have stuck with this brand as to me it can't be beaten, trust me I've tried!

The colour will last 6- 10 washes, I found it more 6 than 10 but in all honesty am OK with that as the condition remained and it has come round to colouring time anyway.

Colour Freedom can be found at Superdrug and is currently on offer.


Lyn x 


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Monday, 15 October 2018

Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection Review

Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection
Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection 



Hi Loves

Here we have the complete range of Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lips to talk about. If you a regular to my little interwebby space you will know from previous posts, I am not a lover of Matte Lipsticks, and I will tell you why. Bearing in mind this is personal to me, my lips at 61 years old and not as plump as maybe they once were, void of fillers and generally just as you would expect a lip of this age to be. Matte lipsticks age me, in fact the ones I have tried make me look like the flipping crypt keeper!  they are dry, go patchy, flaky, crusty and generally look awful on me.  Recently I attended and event for JD Williams and as a retailer of Pixi there was a makeup artist doing demo's etc, and while she was trying to encourage me to try these Liquid Lips out I was adamant that I didn't want to as I knew they wouldn't suit me and I didn't want to be embarrassed by saying I hated them. What a MUG! and I am cross with myself as it's a typical reaction from me to decide I don't like something before trying it. To my mind they were for gorgeous young things and I was having non of it.


Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection


Months later..........a beautiful Parcel arrived from Pixi with the complete MatteLast Collection, while I was incredibly grateful to have received such a gorgeous gift, it ran through my mind that this could be awkward as I hate Matte Lips on me.  How wrong can you be - these are not just Matte Liquid Lipsticks, these are Pixi Matte Liquid Lipsticks..........you have to read that in the Marks and Spencer advert voice for it to work lol.



Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection


Firstly the applicator on these is brilliant, the doe foot is shaped in an open oval with a fabulous point allowing you to apply the lipstick precisely without the need for a liner, it applies wet and creamy and dries down within about 5 minutes, the pigment is out of this world and you simply need one dip of the applicator to get a smooth even completed finish, it's 100% comfortable, does not feel dry and even after a 10 hour wear with food and drink it wasn't flaky, crusty or patchy, it did wear a tiny bit from food, but nothing horrible and didn't need instantly touching up at all.  Best of all it didn't creep into lines and highlight them as most matte lipsticks do. The range starts with the prettiest natural nude right through to the deepest berry there is a shade for everyone whatever your preference. I am delighted to have tried these as it has given me a whole new perspective on mattes.

Shades are:  From wrist to elbow.


Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection
Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection 



  • Au Naturelle
  • Bare Beauty
  • Matte Beige
  • Pastel Petal
  • Really Rose
  • Evening Rose
  • Peony Pink
  • Prettiest Pink
  • Orange Red
  • Real Red
  • Berry Boost


Swatches were allowed to dry for 5 minutes before being photographed.

If you have ever wondered about matte liquid lip, look no further than these, I promise you wont be disappointed.

Pixi Beauty are 100% Cruelty Free.


Lyn x 


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