Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Notonthehighstreet

Notonthehighstreet



Hiya Darlins,
The Christmas shopping is now in full swing and I think it's too easy to get caught up in panic buying and the buying of a present just for the sake of it. How often do any of us put real thought into what we buy? I think the intention is always there, but the sheer panic of the season often makes us make rash choices just to get the job done.

I spent almost an entire evening browsing Notonthehighstreet.com which for me is the perfect place for those thoughtful gifts, if your loved one has any sort of hobby just type it in the search and away you go, or just browsing suddenly ideas just pop up and leave you thinking. Oh that would be perfect for .....
Notonthehighstreet



I am writing this post in the confidence that my family don't read my blog posts, but I wanted to share with you a couple of the gifts I purchased.  I only found out recently that years ago my eldest Daughter lost her purse, well I did know at the time. What I didn't know until recently was that she had kept a post it note in  her purse  that I had apparently written some years ago simply saying, I love you x.   I honestly can't remember writing it, but apparently that was the only reason she was upset about losing her purse. Of course it would be easy for me to write another sticky note, but while on the site I spotted a key ring which read I love you like jelly tots. BINGO this is something she says all the time, and even better I could have it engraved Love Mum x - better still I could have the reverse engraved with the wording - better than a post it note x
I am so pleased at this little gift, as whilst it didn't break the bank it has thought and meaning for my Daughter and I know will make her smile.



Notonthehighstreet

 Talking of Daughters, my youngest Daughter has an absolute passion for art work especially Typography. While searching through the huge variety on offer, it suddenly dawned on me that she needs to conserve wall space as she is downsizing. This led me onto wall art in the form of stickers and I found the most adorable feather design, nice, although they were in black! A simple click and I discovered I could have them in any colour of the rainbow, so the obvious choice for my girl was gold. I can't wait to see these up on the wall, in fact I am quite jealous.

While I was at it, I couldn't resist staying with the personalised theme.


Notonthehighstreet

I have used stock images in this post as I wanted to share my finds with you quickly, I will add my own photo's after Christmas of the real thing.


If I had walked the shops for days I wouldn't have found better presents that had meaning to them, plus I was able to drink copious amounts of tea while making my choices so win, win.

notonthehighstreet.com/christmas
Lyn x 


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Friday, 8 December 2017

Cosy Christmas Home #AD




Hi Loves,
I bet you were thinking cosy Christmas home would be full of red tartan and log fires? I am not for one moment saying that traditional isn't perfect for some but for me personally I prefer the thought of glowing copper, fluffy rugs, and warm cosy throws. Any of you that know me know that I like to keep things light when it comes to the house, which in truth goes against cosy, so I have been having a little think of how to get cosy without dark and traditional, these are my thoughts, let me know what you think and what would be your idea of cosy? 

Firstly thinking about keeping the windows covered but not draped in thick fabric, shutters have always been at the top of my wish list. Am thinking possibly Cafe style shutters so that they could still give a view if we are lucky enough to get a white Christmas.

www.thomas-sanderson.co.uk






www.JohnLewis.com

To get some warmth into the room with little copper accessories and possibly a statement lighting piece in copper.





And for the ultimate in cosy you couldn't get better than a sheepskin rug, especially when it comes in pink, and to put your feet up with a large steaming mug of hot chocolate, a little pink furry friend in the shape of a sheepskin foot stool. both from www.thewoolroom.com





Stay Cosy
Lyn x






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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Hollywood Browzer Hair Removal Tool

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Hollywood Browzer Hair Removal Tool



Hi Loves,
OK, now we have all heard and seen the craze of women shaving their faces, Instagram pictures and social media have made it look incredibly glamorous to have a face full of foam and pull faces like a man in a mirror, not for me I'm afraid. There is no way I am using shaving foam on my face and attacking it with a mans razor, call me a coward but I can live with that.




I have seen blog posts written where women say no tough hair grows back through and that when they shave their face they remove " Peach fuzz" and that make-up applies easier, which does make sense as the skin is automatically exfoliated, however I am still not brave enough to do it.  I have been testing out The Hollywood Browzer  a little tool that quickly removes unwanted hair with no wet shave.  


Hollywood Browzer Hair Removal Tool



A few areas that may be of interest to you.
  • Brows - well obviously! it is a fabulous tool for tidying brows and I have to say it removes any need for plucking, waxing or threading, it simply tidies and gives you a really neat defined brow line.
  • Toes - OK odd I know, but I get random hairs on my big toes, well nobody needs that!  The Hollywood Browzer made short work of them.
  • Arms - I don't usually remove hair from my forearms as they are blonde and fine, however I know a lot of women remove this hair and I wanted to give it a try to see if this little tool would work. It does, no need for soap or water. I may actually keep this up it felt so nice.
  • Random sprouters - Of course you know what I mean with this one, those pesky little buggers that appear, usually when the sun catches a glimpse of them and you didn't know they were there!
  • Fingers - I don't have hair on my fingers. But darker haired ladies often suffer with them and I know remove them, in the interest of this post I had Mr LB remove his. Easily done in seconds with no pain at all. I snatched back my tool before he nabbed it.
The uses for this little tool are listed by the brand as
  1. Eyebrows
  2. Upper lip hair
  3. Chin hair
  4. Uneven hairline
  5. Stray hairs
  6. Sideburns/Peachfuzz
  7. Hair on fingers & toes
  8. Back of neck
  9. Stomach
  10. Bikini line
The pack includes 2 Hollywood Browzer tools and a protective pouch.

All in all I am pretty impressed with this, especially on the brow front, not only will it save me time and money it means I don't have the dread of coming out bald by an over enthusiastic woman with string in her mouth!



Lyn x

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Dr Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm

Dr Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm


Hi Darlins,
Winter!  Love it or hate it we have to admit it can cause as much damage to our skin as blazing sunshine. Chapped sore skin is no joke, I can remember years ago as a child being told off for not drying my hands properly. As a child,  I thought it was something to be ignored and not having the reason explained to me couldn't see the big deal, it was only as I got older I understood the reason for the nagging!

I know lot's of women who use hand cream as if their life depended on it, I wish I was one of those. I am guilty of having neglected my hands over the years and only really paying them attention when they look dry, or I am on a pampering mission. I have recently been testing out a new brand to me Dr.Ceuticals, you may well have heard of them or indeed seen the brand in Boots, my first outing has been with Dr.Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm. Don't be fooled into thinking balm means thick or greasy as I did, it's not. A rich emollient cream that is full of Lanolin, Glycerine, Shea & Cocoa butters, boosted with a product called Allantoin which is an ingredient claimed to have super repairing properties.  This Balm works from the very first application, my hands immediately felt softer, looked better and were left with a very fine almost invisible barrier to protect even further.


Dr Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm

This is no lightweight flowery pretty little hand cream, this does the business when it comes to softening and repairing, great for those that want fast acting no nonsense product that does exactly what it claims.

NOT tested on animals.

Dr Ceuticals range of products is currently on offer at Boots, however for some reason this balm is not shown, it is available directly from the Dr.Ceuticals online site.


Lyn x

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Daughter Of The Soil

Daughter Of The Soil



Hi Darlings, Daughter Of The Soil is not a brand you may have heard of. It's new and is set to find a top spot in the natural skincare market. With it's ethical priorities the brand comes with a gorgeous story that goes back generations and has the founder CEO Maria Magembe fulfilling a family history dating back to the 1950's in Africa. You can read the brands story here.

The products are of natural origin and contain rich emollient botanical oils that soften, smooth and improve elasticity in the skin. With no Harsh chemicals, colours or fragrances the brand bring 100% natural beauty principles and ethics to everything they produce.

I have tested out 


Daughter Of The Soil

Daughter Of The Soil Marula Hand Wash Chai Tea 250ml

A gorgeous clean spa like fragrance a little of this hand wash goes a long way so 250ml pump will last literally an age, containing Marula Oil which is said to be known as the miracle oil this hand wash not only cleans your hands it leaves them feeling really soft with no itchy tight feeling to the skin, the oil leaves a light barrier so in most cases there is no need for further cream.


Daughter Of The Soil


Daughter Of The Soil Baobab And Rooibos Body Wash White Mulberry 250ml

This body wash has a deeper fragrance than the hand wash and is one of those products that has you deep breathing in the shower as the aroma is one that feels good for your soul and lifts your spirits, Baobab oil is said to have high vitamins and anti-ageing oxidants that encourage the skin to be healthy and maintain elasticity. Rooibos Tea is a potent anti-oxidant that is rich in Zinc. 
I found this body wash a real pleasure to use, my skin tends to get really dry and itchy with over processed products and can sometimes be left feeling stripped of all moisture, this however, left is soft and fully moisturised with no dryness.

Both products are suitable for all skin types and are available at daughterofthesoil.co.uk with 15% off your first order.

Lyn x


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