Friday, 15 September 2017

Super Facialist Retinol +

Super Facialist Retinol +
Super Facialist Retinol +


Una Brennon, London based facialist started her own skin care range Super Facialist back in 2012 it now has a cult following of loyal dedicated fans, and I wanted to find out why.

The range has something for every skin type and you can mix an match to your hearts content, I have heard a lot about this brand being great skincare at an affordable price, which has to be said is the claim of lots of brands as a great selling point. In this post I am featurning the Retinol + range designed for  Anti-Ageing.  I love and adore anything containing Retinol for me it is the one single ingredient that shows it's working, if you are new to Retinol you are advised to use this product in stages building up to everyday use, My skin is not new to it, so dived straight in.  I have to admit to being slightly cynical when trying this brand, often I am put off rather than sold to when something is so hyped, I tend to think " here we go"  maybe it's age or a cruel life that has made me so cynical ha ha, but whatever it is I am not easily sold.

Firstly I love the packaging which I know isn't important but always helps, I don't usually mention prices in my posts but am making an exception with this range just so that we can see if it's value for money.

Super Facialist Retinol +


Retinol + Anti-Ageing Day Cream 50ml £19.99

Lightweight, easily absorbed and beautifully fragranced this cream literally sank into my skin and disappeared within seconds, it left the skin feeling super moisturised with a good feel to it, you knew there was something there without it being visible, the cream itself contains Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and anti oxidant rich White Tea.  My skin not only felt great all day through to the evening it actually looked brighter and more alive, I tested this under foundation with no primer, both liquid and cream foundation applied beautifully and held in place with no oiliness.


Super Facialist Retinol +

Retinol + Anti-Ageing Night Cream 50ml £19.99

I love the fact the whilst almost identical this jar comes in a darker shade to the day cream, my reasons are that I don't want to be reaching for my reading glasses at night when applying products, and more often than not brands make identical looking products, which frustrate the backside off you if you have to peer at the label to determine day and night!
Oh my lord, this night cream is a star it really will be one that you reach for every night knowing that come morning you will literally be checking out your skin in the mirror, slightly richer than the day cream, although not by much - again your skin drinks it up like a thirsty Cactus, containing Hyaluronic Acid, Sweet Almond Oil, White Tea and White Lupin seed extract to name a few your skin is literally treated to goodness overnight while you sleep.

Super Facialist Retinol +



Retinol + Anti-Ageing Restoring Serum 30ml £16.99

I have used both of the products above alone, and with this serum, great alone, superb with serum, the difference is visible, I have used the serum under both the Day and Night creams on clean skin and it somehow makes a huge difference at locking in moisture. Designed to target wrinkles, uneven skin tone and lack of radiance the serum is sheer perfection, the difference in skin tone and texture is visible, fine lines are softened and your skin is left glowing, even if you are a lover of another brand of moisturiser or night cream I would still recommend using this as a base. Again it is wise to build up to using Retinol if you have sensitive skin or are a new user, and don't forget that you will need an SPF always as your skin will now be more sensitive to UV rays.

Find Super Facialist at Boots.com 

Lyn 💋

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Nads Hair Removal

Nads Hair Removal
Nads Hair Removal 



OK OK I know the name causes a giggle in the UK but Nads is the name of the Australian Hair removal company that started in 1992 by Founder Sue Ismiel, it has become a world leader in the home hair removal market, with a huge range of products that are a solution to any hairy problem :)

I tested 3 products in the vast range and was lucky enough to be able to use Mr LB as a Guinea pig.


Nads Hair Removal


Starting with Nads Facial Hair Removing Creme.
This cream is specifically designed for the delicate facial area (upper lip & chin )  I usually wax my upper lip maybe once or twice a year, it's quite blonde but even so I don't want to see it, I tried this facial cream with a huge amount of hesitation, many years ago I remember my Mum using something on her top lip when I was a child which resulted in her having a huge scab with burnt skin for months, ever since then I have been terrified of facial cream removers, however, I had committed to testing this out, so test it I did. I followed the instructions to the letter and applied the cream in a thick layer to my top lip using the handy in built applicator, the products tells you to leave on for 4 minutes minimum with a maximum of 10 minutes, well given that I was scared to start with I went for four minutes and removed it the very second my timer reached it's ding! you remove with a soft cloth or tissue, I used a cloth and then rinsed thoroughly, I then applied the soothing balm as instructed.
NO redness or irritation occurred,  I was left with one or two hairs that I attacked with tweezers, but to be fair to the product this would not have happened had I left it longer, also there was no horrible hair remover smell which I expected to experience.


Nads Hair Removal


Nads Natural Hair Removal Gel

This tub of gel comes complete with 170g of gel, 5x cotton strips, 1 x spatula and 3 x Nads Cleansing Wipes.  I have no experience of home waxing other than many years ago attempting to use sugar hair removal from The Body Shop which was a total disaster.  This time I used my Guinea Pig tester Mr LB, he has never experienced this method of hair removal and has sworn that he never would, he is a total baby when it comes to anything  like this and yells and shouts if the odd eyebrow is plucked, so I was really looking forward to this !!  The Gel is a no heat product, however we did have to pop it in the microwave for a couple of seconds just to soften it for application, once it was soft it spread easily in the direction of the hair growth, I applied the strip and through crying tears of laughter warned him to get ready, Oh my lord !! literally one rip and it was like I had a rug in my hand, the hairy beastie had a perfectly bare stripe on his back, it literally removed every single hair and left baby soft skin behind. after he has stopped dancing around the bathroom he was highly impressed and said it didn't hurt as much as he expected, so I think it's safe to say that if a woman used this it would be almost pain free !!  It 100% did it's job and left nothing behind.  I didn't continue with his back as I wanted to move onto testing the next product on him.


Nads Hair Removal



Nads For Men Hair Removal Cream.

This product contain Aloe Vera which is known for it's soothing healing qualities. It can be used on a mans back, chest arms and legs. we used it on his back.  ( monkey )  As with the facial cream the recommended time was 4 to 10 minutes, I like to err on the side of caution as it was a new product and went for 4 minutes, in actual fact this was all that was needed, it removed every hair, now he does do this on a regular basis with another hair removal cream brand BUT usually suffers with a bit of soreness and redness, there was nothing like this with the Nads, it does however have a really strong hair removal fragrance which I wasn't keen on while applying, but it didn't last and was easily rinsed away. I do believe he is planning on switching to Nads from his usual brand due to the lack of discomfort when using Nads.

Nads can be found easily in the UK from Boots 

Lyn 💋


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The Soap Kitchen Bath Bomb Making Kit

The Soap Kitchen Bath bomb Making Kit


Hi Loves
Here was a fun evening spent with my Granddaughter, we made bath bombs that would give Lush a run for their money!  all in a kit from The Soap Kitchen, a fantastic website that provides you with everything you would possibly need to hand make bath and beauty products.

The Soap Kitchen Bath bomb Making Kit


We started off with a kit which included everything needed to make some floral scented bath bombs in Rose and Lavender. on opening the box you find Essential oils, dried flowers, Bicarbonate of Soda and Citric Acid along with micro fine colouring powder and moulds, there are 5 shapes to choose from we chose standard round balls. all that was needed to be added was a mixing bowl, spoon, scales and a water mist spray.

The Soap Kitchen Bath bomb Making Kit


The kit comes with full instructions, but to be honest it was so easy it was a fun project as it wasn't at all complicated or fussy.  And the house was filled with the most gorgeous fragrance while we were playing.

The Soap Kitchen Bath bomb Making Kit


The Soap Kitchen Bath bomb Making Kit


You simply weigh the ingredients, add them to a bowl add the colouring pigment, fragrance and petals mix, spray with plain water to activate and fill your chosen moulds. simples !

The beauty of The Soap Kitchen is that you can simply go to the site and purchase refills of whatever you need, you don't need to buy the full kit over again. This is not a novelty one off gift site, it's there for you should you want a one off gift or if you are thinking of starting a soap making or bath bomb business from home, they supply everything you need including help advice and encouragement. 

The Soap Kitchen Bath bomb Making Kit


The Soap Kitchen Bath bomb Making Kit


Going back to the bombs that we or should I say Mya made, not only were they easy to make, looked gorgeous, in terms of actual use they gave a certain Lush company a run for it's money, alongside superb quality you also have the added satisfaction that you made them yourself !  How lovely would it be to spend an afternoon with your kiddies making these as gifts that they could give at Christmas or Birthdays ? 

Check out The Soap Kitchen Here

Lyn 💋

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Lovethesales.com


Lovethesales.com
Lovethesales.com 




Hiya Darlins
This post is all about shopping or to be more precise Sale Shopping, now I know we all love a bargain, especially if it's something special that you have had your eye on a while, but I don't know about you ? as much as I love a bargain I detest going to the shops when the sales are on, all that rummaging - no thanks, it's not for me, however I always end up sighing when someone says " Oh this ?  I got it in the sales "  it's at times like that I regret not making an effort. 
Lovethesales.com
Lovethesales.com 




WELL !  No more rummaging, no more missing out, I have discovered a website that brings you 600 shops sales all under one roof, with savings of up to 70%  I know !!! 

Lovethesales.com features the brands that we know and love and covers everything from designer dresses, high end makeup to garden furniture and electrical all in one place, so you have no need to even pay for a car park, just grab a cuppa and be prepared to be amazed at the savings.

You can search by saving percentage, brand, style size, whatever you like, to be honest I just sit and browse without narrowing my search as I like online browsing, but if you are looking for something specific it can be done easily by narrowing the search, to give you an example click on Women's Dresses and you are presented with 41,450 to choose from so you might want to narrow it down !


Lovethesales.com

I found these Michael Kors Trainers down from £130.00 to £39.99 , with a click you are taken directly to the store with the item and away you go. It's nothing less than genius and why it's not been done before beats me, it's a fabulous way of shopping, you can probably tell I am in love with it already, I have told everyone I meet about it, but only if they aren't my size ha ha
No seriously,  take a look I am convinced you will love it as much as I do, I mean who wouldn't want Gucci at a discount ?

Find Lovethesales.com here.

Let me know what you think of the site please, I would love your opinion.

Lyn 💋



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Top 5 Beauty Favourites in August

Top 5 Beauty Favourites in August



It's that time again, and it never gets easier to make this list, of the 31 products I wrote about in August, I have whittled it down to my top 5 favourites.

In No Particular order

Beauty Expert Natural Edition


Top 5 Beauty Favourites in August


XIP Professional Platinum Passion Eyeshadow Collection 



Top 5 Beauty Favourites in August



Gosh Copenhagen Primer Plus + Skin Adaptor 


Top 5 Beauty Favourites in August


Nyasa London 



Top 5 Beauty Favourites in August



Alpha-H Essential Cleansing Balm 

Alpha-H Essential Cleansing Balm



That's it from me, as always if I don't like something I don't write about it, but these are the 5 items I wanted to give special love to in August.


Lyn 💋

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