Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Weybridge Dental


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Hi Loves,
I don't know about you, but the dentist fills me with dread, we know it's 100% necessary but it doesn't make it any easier, although 99% of the time I have left the surgery wondering why I made it such a big deal in the first place.
Heading to the dentist is something we all (should) endure at least every six months. But for many of us, sitting in the dentist chair is an uncomfortable and stressful experience and we dread the day when we might have to have more than a descale and polish.
So, here you’ll find some of the most common dental procedures explained – so when the day comes and you’re having a filling in Brighton or you’re seeing a root canal specialist in Surrey – you can be a little better prepared!
Root Canal
Most shudder at the very thought of this procedure, and some will tell you all the gory details of their own experience. But these days a root canal treatment is a very common procedure that comes with as much discomfort as a filling.
A root canal is used to treat a severely infected tooth before the bacterial infection spreads to other teeth, causing more damage. If your tooth has experienced trauma or you’ve had a leaky filling, then you could be susceptible to an infection. During a root canal treatment, your dentist will open the tooth and basically clean the infected area and refill it. This is then sealed with either a filling or a crown.
A Crown
Mentioned above, so let’s go into a little more detail. A crown is something that is used to permanently recap a broken or damaged tooth – or used to strengthen your tooth after root canal. Comprised of metal, porcelain or a combination of the two, these clever little things sit over the part of the tooth that shows above the gum line.
When you go for your treatment, the area in question will be numbed using an anaesthetic and the tooth will be filed down to accommodate the new crown. Or if there’s too much tooth missing, then your dentist will use a filling agent to create more tooth. How clever is that?
Bridges & Implants
If you lose a tooth or have a tooth missing then it can really knock your confidence, and that’s when a bridge or an implant comes into play. A bridge is a removable denture. Which is basically a false tooth that is held in place by the natural teeth around it and it attached by using crowns.
Implants are slightly different. An implant will look at feel like a completely natural tooth but the difference here is that this false tooth will be anchored into the empty tooth socket in the jaw bone with a series of metal posts or frames. These, in time, will fuse with the bone – giving you a more natural feel and your gorgeous smile back once again.
Extractions
Quite literally, the last resort. If your tooth is damaged or rotten beyond repair, then it will need to be removed or extracted. But rest assured, your dentist will do everything they can to save your tooth!
Remember!
When it comes to your dental health: prevention is better than cure so, brush at least twice daily and floss too!

Hopefully this has helped relieve some of the doubt and worry, I recently underwent a root canal and lived to tell the tale.

Lyn x

This post was written in collaboration with Weybridge Dental.
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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Head to Toe Vegan at Superdrug





Hi Loves

I really felt the need to write this post as whenever I put any Superdrug products onto Instagram and tag them #vegan I get so many messages from people not realising that ALL Superdrug own brand products are Vegan, Vegan Skincare, Vegan Make Up, Vegan Body care, the list is endless.

Due to the success of all things Vegan Superdrug actually have a pop up shop in London's Shoreditch that is purely dedicated to showcase their Vegan Beauty.




Cruelty Free and Vegan has become so important in the last few years, and consumers are now much more aware of ingredients and how the products are actually produced it has become an important topic.  I bet If I asked 10 people which high street drugstore provided all cruelty free own brands, possibly 3 could answer.  So if cruelty free and vegan is important to you, then you can buy in confidence.  One of the things I actually love about this is that historically if you wanted healthy cruelty free products you had to pay through the nose in and expensive health food store, and in truth the products weren't always what you wanted or gave the same quality as high street make up in terms of pigments or fashion. I stock up on offers from Superdrug when they have promotions, which is in fact weekly!!!!  Shower Gel at 79p  yes please, we have a literal stock pile here.






Shown here are just a few samples of the range, I have linked where possible any blog posts I have written about these products, also it is worth remembering that Superdrug champion other cruelty free brands such as Gosh, Elf, Bilou etc.  It is always worth looking out for the bunny on the back of a package you could be pleasantly surprised at what you may find!


Superdrug B. Strong Night Cream

Click to read B.Strong blog post

B. Beautiful Make Up 

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser
Read about Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser here.

Bilou

Read about the Bilou range here 


So now there is no need to be seen as a "weird hippie"  just because you want cruelty free vegan beauty, it is becoming the "norm" and Superdrug is quietly leading the way with it's forward thinking results. 


Lyn x 

Post contains both brand/agency samples also products that I have purchased.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask

Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask 


Hiya Darlins

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen pictures from a beautiful launch event that I attended, held for the release of Emma Hardie's latest addition to her world renowned skincare range.

I get really excited when something new launches and especially when it comes from a skincare favourite.  Drum roll...........presenting.........Emma Hardie Morninga Renewal Treatment Mask. 75ml 

Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask 

Here I will tell you what's in the tube, next I will tell you if it actually does anything.

  • Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil known to leave skin more vibrant, plum and gives the look of glowing radiance. 
  • Red Algae. Reduces the appearance of pigmentation and has a calming effect on the skin.
  • Trademarked  Plant Stem Cell product Resisteem™ said to visibly improve the evenness of the complexion.
  • Hyaluronic Acid which we know firms and moisturises.
  • Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to plump the skin and reduce signs of lines and wrinkles.
  • Amino Acid derivative to brighten the skin and even out even the most stressed skin.
  • Edelweiss Extract to promote a soothing effect including collagen protection and antioxidants.

On a clean skin apply a good layer of the mask to face and neck, relax for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. I waited 15 minutes, rinsed, patted dry and studied my face up close and personal!
What I saw was a visible difference in the calmness to my skin, I do tend to err on the pink side especially after cleansing, but my skin had a calm even look to it, if felt no less than amazing, soft, hydrated, no irritation and super smooth, it had that feeling you get after a thorough salon facial.

Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask 


There are 3 recommended ways to use this mask, and I tried all of them, the second being as an overnight treatment. I have to be honest and say this was my absolute favourite method, it's such a lovely feeling knowing you are giving your face the best possible hydration overnight, waking up and touching your face while looking in the mirror is something to look forward to, as you are rewarded with the best possible start to your daily make up routine possible.

The third method is to place your mask in the fridge for a cooling effect, this I would say is for the Summer or the brave!  it really wasn't something I was keen on, although it did warm up in a couple of seconds and act in the exact same way as method number one.

A top tip from Emma to ensure absolute maximum absorption of your mask is the cleanse with your Moringa Balm and adding a pinch of exfoliating rose hip seeds to act as a complete exfoliator.
I have to be honest and say this has really peaked my interest, I have yet to try the Rose Hip Seeds in my Moringa Balm, and as I do love exfoliation these are currently on my "Must Try" list, I will report back on this method.

To Sum up, I would absolutely spend my own money on this mask, and can imagine it becoming as much loved as my Emma Hardie Moringa Balm.

Cruelty Free.

Available at MarksandSpencer.com


Lyn x 

Post contains brand/agency samples unless stated.


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Friday, 6 April 2018

Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye




Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye
Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye 

Hi Loves
When it comes to our eyes how easy is it to neglect looking after them until the day you notice that they need looking after?  I would love to say I have always taken care of mine but I would be lying, I totally took my skin for granted when I was younger as you do and only started to worry about it when it needed attention. Girls nowadays are so much better at skincare, makeup, health and just life in general than we were. And for me I have only taken what I would call "proper" care of my skin for the past few years ( better late than never) and have to be honest and say I can 100% see a difference.

Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye


When it comes to eye care I have not been as good as I should be, as you all know I am not a lover of eye creams, a lot leave me puffy with sore eyes which isn't the look I was going for!  I was advised by a therapist that for those of us that think our face moisturiser works on all parts are wrong and the the skin around the eyes is too fine to absorb the molecules in face cream, therefore requiring a far more delicate approach.  Funnily enough Dr Perricone was a brand that I first bought when I decided that creams did not work for me and I discovered Blue Plasma Gel you can read that here  This time I have been enjoying a serum.


Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye
Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye 

Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye 15 ml

This serum is housed in little dark glass bottle to protect it from damaging light and has a pump applicator, a word of warning here, take care with the pump, mine completely missed my waiting finger and shot onto the floor!  Could just be me, maybe my pump was over zealous but you really don't want to waste this product on the floor.  Not to be confused with an eye cream this serum is specifically designed to target skin that has lost or is losing it's elasticity, the tiniest amount gently patted around the orbital eye area is all you need, I use this both night and day, it works beautifully under make up it isn't at all greasy it absorbs into the skin almost immediately. The serum mimics the skins elasticity firming the eye area while de puffing at the same time, this is not just a cosmetic fix the ingredients in the serum work to actually repair and firm over time, if I miss using this for a couple of days I can spot the difference in the texture of my skin, the serum has a cooling effect that you can feel working on the delicate eye area.

There is something quite comforting about Dr Perricone products in that you 100% know it's science based and not just a fancy package with a high price tag. 

John Lewis £81.60    at the time of writing there were only two available at this special price.

 Cult Beauty £96.00

Lyn x


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Thursday, 5 April 2018

CND VINYLUX NUDES



CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES

Hi Loves
You will have seen me talk about CND - Creative Nail Design  VINYLUX nail polishes previously on the blog here  with some deeper shades and of course the famous CND Weekly Top Coat.
This time round there is something a little different going on, not just different shades but a new formula which gives this Salon brand of nail polish even longer lasting powers while at the same time nourishing and conditioning your nails.

The new formula in this nail polish contains Keratin, Vitamin E, and Jojoba Oil to keep your nails conditioned and flexible. Alongside the new formula nail polish is an amazing new brush design which I adore, designed in Italy it literally allows you to paint in the minimum of strokes leaving a super professional looking finish. No need for a base coat this weekly polish will leave your nails strong and shining with the easy two step process.  You will get at least 7 days from this nail polish and the shine lasts really well which is unusual for a long wear polish, they normally dull down after a day or so. The beauty of Nude shades is that if you do get a pesky chip it's not glaringly obvious. 

I have really enjoyed using this salon nail polish which is now available to buy outside the salon at 


CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES


With 4 new shades to choose from. 
  • Uncovered - a semi-sheer pink nude with a warm, rosy glow
  • Unmasked – a stone-toned nude with a cool, opaque finish 
  • Unearthed – a taupe nude with a warm tone 
  • Unlocked – a putty nude with a creamy finish

Shown here are Uncovered 267   1,2 & 3 coats all with Top Coat.


CND VINYLUX  NUDES

CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES


Unlocked 268    1,2 & 3 coats all with Top Coat.


CND VINYLUX  NUDES


CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES


Crazy tip:  I keep my nail polishes in the fridge, they never go sticky and dry faster on application.


Lyn x

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