Monday, 20 November 2017

Thats'So On The Go Sun Makeup

Thats'So On The Go Sun Makeup


Hi Loves

Do you tan in Winter ?  I know a lot of girls who tan all year round, I personally don't but I do like to have a bit of a tan with a special occasion outfit, and at this time of year there are plenty of reasons to get dolled up.

I have just discovered That'sSo the Italian brand of self tan that won Editors Choice in the 2017 Beauty Shortlist Awards.  This little can can get you from pale and interesting to riviera glam in 3 hours.  Developed without the ingredient Ethryluose means no more "biscuit" smell and no more streaks, this simple spray can gets into all the nooks and crannies with an ultra fine mist, the fact that the spray is coloured is pretty helpful as you can see where you have been, but it doesn't leave a colour on the skin so you can dress and go without lurking around in the freezing cold hoping no one calls at the door !
 I didn't use a mitt I simply sprayed and smoothed with my hand, the main thing for me with That'sSo is that your skin is instantly moisturised, derived from Sugar Cane and including Aloe Vera this handy can also contains a little peptide called Matrixyl which is said to have anti-ageing properties and brings a delightful fragrance to the spray.  


Thats'So On The Go Sun Makeup


It did give a great result which had me studying for errors and I have to be fair and say and couldn't find any and it was seriously impressive, this is 100% going to be part of my Christmas outfit look and will more than likely be replaced in time for Summer.

www.thatssoskincare.com 


Check out That'so Here 

Lyn x 


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Sunday, 19 November 2017

No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation




No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation


Hi Loves
This time of year foundation tends to be a part of our daily routines  just as cleaning our teeth, in Summer it's an option although I personally find it essential in Winter ( teeth cleaning all seasons :) 

No7 from Boots is well known for its Lift & Luminate skincare range I have written about the serums previously here  I had high hopes for the Lift & Luminate Triple Action Foundation and to be fair I really wasn't disappointed,  a creamy medium coverage which actually builds easily if you need a heavier cover, 14 shades from Calico to Mocha, the range does however err on the light side as Mocha isn't terribly dark so probably not suited to everyone in terms of shade.


No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation


Why is it Triple Action I hear you ask ?  or maybe that's just me hearing voices in my head again !

Well there are actually 4 key benefits as far as I can tell so I'm unsure which are the triple.


  • Enriched with skincare ingredients so it actually does your skin good while wearing.
  • Flexible formula that stays in place all day.
  • Light reflecting blurring properties.
  • All day hydration with SPF 15.
It has an air light feel and feels more like applying  skincare than makeup, I tried with brush, blender and fingers, I found a brush to be best personally it blends really easily, lasts right the way through until evening which is pretty good for me as I am a nightmare for touching my face.  There was very little colour change through the day, applying at 7.00 am and by 11.00pm it obviously didn't look as fresh but it was still there giving cover, it tends to ride over the lines and wrinkles rather than instantly sink in,  giving a really smooth finish and definitely diminishing fine lines.

Suitable for all skin types this foundation gives a dewy look to the skin whilst still seeming semi matte, I know that's quite a contradiction but it's the best description I can give it, meaning you don't look over shiny or greasy.

If it looks this good on us oldies I can imagine it being fabulous on younger skin.


Lyn  x


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Friday, 10 November 2017

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

Hiya Darlins

We can be forgiven for not having heard of Tonya Crooks aka The BrowGal here in the UK, if you are one of my stateside readers I am probably preaching to the converted.   I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Tonya at a press event, off her own back she offered to do my brows,  keeping in mind that she had worked all day !  and I can say without any hesitation she is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to chat to, she is one of those women that you would love as a best friend, she is warm, open and incredibly trendy !

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


She worked her magic while we chatted, men, kids and food, and handed me a mirror when she had finished and quite frankly I could have got a bit emosh, I have never seen them look so good, to the point that I was showing off all over social media and didn't want to remove my makeup that evening.

Brows nowadays have become the number one thing you look at when talking to someone, who ever knew that would happen ?  My own brows are not something that I would say are a feature, they have been abused over the years trying to keep up with trends and most people of my generation will remember plucking to within a single hair line.  I have spent time and effort trying to rectify these mistakes, Tonya didn't bat an eyelid and explained the products she used to give me the "Brows of my life"

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


The BrowGal Convertible Brow Duo


 This great little palette gives you the option to either use dry powder or mix with water for a pomade, I have tried this both ways, it worked equally as well with either option and the pomade turned out to be better than the one I currently use in that it gave a smoother finish, also you can custom mix the shades for colour perfection. The palette comes in 3 variations, dark hair 01, brown hair 02 and fair hair 03 shown here. Inside the packaging you will find full instructions so it's perfect for even the novice.

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


The BrowGal Eyebrow Pencil 

When is a pencil not just a pencil ?  How many eyebrow pencils do we have to try to get the perfect one ?  I have tried lots, they are either scratchy and you have to get almost sore brows trying to apply them, or so soft it's like applying lipstick only to find it wiped off halfway through the day !

This is pencil paradise, just the right texture and coupled with Brow Gel will last right into the night, apart from the fact that Taupe shown here is a perfect shade for me my favourite thing about this pencil is the built in sharpener, I know this is not a new concept however, this is the only one I have ever experienced that didn't chew up the wood of the pencil !  each and every time you get a perfect precision sharp point enabling you to draw even the tiniest single hair strokes.
Available in 6 shades and complete with capped spoolie brush on the other end ensures you have a smooth finish to the finished brow.


The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil

This amazing double ended chunky pencil is used after your eyebrow pencil and before eyebrow gel, used to give perfect definition and to cover any stray little odd hairs that may need hiding, apply and blend the matte end of the pencil before adding the shimmer end which highlights the brow bone giving a beautifully defined look to your shape, available in Nude/Gold or Champagne/Cherub           ( shown here) if you have never used one of these before you will be shocked by the difference it makes, you suddenly end up with perfect definition and a really professional looking finish.


The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel 

This clear waterproof gel gives the final touch to your fabulous brows, only a tiny amount is needed to smooth the hairs and fix your brows into place, It has a medium hold so your brows don't look or feel crispy, it doesn't  flake and is specifically designed for use over pencil. If you are a gym lover or keen on exercise you will find this invaluable as it is sweat proof, meaning you keep both brows in class !  used correctly the 5ml tube will last around 60 days.





The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal Brow Brush

This brush has the perfect angle for achieving a perfect look including shading tiny hairs, finished off with the spoolie for completely tidying the finished brow. You will find the spoolie comes into it's own when shaping the brows for plucking or waxing, The BrowGal also supply a range of tools for complete brow perfection.


Just opened in Selfridges London, you can visit the counter for expert advice and tuition or you can find the BrowGal with worldwide shipping Here
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Top 5 Beauty Favourites in October





Hi Loves

I am so late with this line up It will be December before we know it !  Here are my top 5 favourites for October, I'm sure some of these will be no surprise, and in fact this was particularly hard this time as October was filled with gorgeousness.

Once again in no particular order

XIP Professional Platinum Passion Eyeshadow Collection




Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation





Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas




No Mo -Stache 




Erno Laszlo Hydra Therapy Memory Sleep Mask




So there we are for another month, I swear I don't know where the weeks are flying to at the moment !

Hope you are all well and happy.

Lyn  x
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Cult51 Gardenia Candle


Cult51 Gardenia Candle
Cult51 Gardenia Candle


Hiya Gorgeous

If you are anything like me, you will have a bit of a candle obsession. Not only in the winter I burn fragranced candles all year, just to keep the house smelling nice.

As a candle connoisseur you will already know there is a vast difference in quality and I'm not just talking about price as I honestly don't think that is always an indicator, for me they absolute key to a good candle is not just the initial fragrance it's about the fragrance being identical even at the very last drop of wax in the jar.  I recently had a nice little surprise, as you will know if you are a regular here I have written about the skincare brand Cult51 previously, you can read about the Day Cream here   and Night Cream here  What I didn't know was that they had launched a Limited Edition candle in March of this year.


Cult51 Gardenia Candle


As always with Cult51 the packaging is perfection, I expected the brands trademark purple but I am pleased to say the candle being in black & silver sits perfectly with any decor, a smart move I think :)

Hand Poured in the UK with a lead free wick this candles offers a burn time of around 40 hours.  The scent of Gardenia literally fills the room alongside Bergamot and Orange Blossom you couldn't fail to love it, as I was saying earlier to me a candle is a room fragrance and this one really only needed to be left on for a short while to fill the room, in fact the fragrance was slightly evident the following morning !

I would never have thought to shop for a candle with Cult51, but I am glad they have introduced it to the collection if only for a Limited period.


 Cult51.com 


Lyn 💋



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