Monday, 23 July 2018

Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit


Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit
Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit


Hi Loves

Whenever I think of Mary Kay I always think of makeup I have never considered that the collection would also contain brushes, but I guess it makes perfect sense!


Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit
Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit



It's a funny thing how nowadays you wouldn't even consider applying makeup without your favourite brushes, I only really got to grips with them over the last 15 years or so, before that it was strictly finger application!  Now we are as precious about our brushes as we are a favourite piece of jewellery and I bet even now you are thinking omg if I lost XYZ brush I don't know how I would cope!


Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit

Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit
Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit

 Not all brushes are created equal as we know and often the prettiest brushes don't have the quality to do anything other than look pretty.  These brushes from Mary Kay are not pretty! they are however seriously good, the synthetic fibres pick up product beautifully, blend and smooth like a dream  wash and dry easily, remaining in perfect shape  all the while making a professional look easy for even the most novice brush user. 

Included in the zip clutch are 5 essential brushes each with their own compartment. Each brush is named with it's use so you know what you are picking up.



  • All Over Eyeshadow
  • Eye Crease
  • Eye Smudger
  • Cheek
  • All Over Powder 
Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit

Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit

Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit

Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit

Mary Kay Essentials Brush Kit

The handy zip clutch case is fully wipeable and perfect for travelling. 

There are further brushes available from Mary Kay should you wish to add to your collection, but this essential 5 is all you really need to get started.




Lyn x

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Simple Ways To Make Re-Decorating Easier #AD



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Hi Darlins
I thought this article was interesting as I am seriously thinking about decorating at the moment, but you know what it's like you start one job then end up thinking the whole house needs doing! It can be a never ending task, this is well worth a little read.

Simple Ways to Make Re-decorating Easier
For many people, redecorating is a drag. It is certainly not something that they look forward to doing. Often, this is because they are short on time and are working with a tight budget.
Fortunately, there are lots of ways to speed things up and make the redecorating process easier. I have been decorating for 40 years now. During that time I have picked up quite a few tips that have made redecorating my home a lot easier. I am sure that they can help you too.
This was an amazing revelation for me, imagine never having to paint skirtings?
If you are someone who dreads having to paint your skirting boards, consider replacing them instead. You can easily buy what you need here or from a similar retailer that delivers to your area. Provided you choose the veneered type, you will never have to worry about painting your skirting boards again.
Just be sure to install a doorstop and take care when hoovering. That way your veneered skirting boards will not get scuffed or dented. Run over them, every now and again, with a damp cloth. This will keep everything dust free and looking good.
If you decide to leave your traditional skirting boards in place, and they need repainting, I suggest that you read this article. It includes a great tip that makes repainting skirting boards, in a carpeted room, super easy.
Rework what you already have
Never be afraid to simply re-work what is there. Often you can transform a room by just making a few changes.
For example, you could install a dado rail and only repaint the bottom half of your walls. Or, you could use stencils and wall stickers to update the look of a room. This short article and video gives you several ways to refresh a room in just 10 minutes. You just need to implement two of them each day, after work, to totally transform your living room or bedroom.
Clear the room
This next tip will seem counter-intuitive to a lot of you. But, I promise you that it will make things a lot easier. Whenever possible, empty the room that you

are redecorating. Or, at the very least move everything to the centre and cover it with plenty of sheeting.
Being able to get to every corner of the room easily will enable you to work much faster. Plus, it will greatly reduce the chances of accidents happening. Spilling paint over a floor will put a big dent in your budget and it will take you hours to clean it up properly.
You will easily get back the hour or so you spend clearing the room and putting everything back afterward. Plus, you will be able to achieve a much better finish when you do not have to reach around things to get the paint in the right place.
Stay organised
Having to stop and start to pop to the shop to buy something will soon swallow up your time. It is much better to mentally go through the task at hand and create a list of everything you need to complete it. This will ensure you can buy everything before you start.
Work as a team
If everyone in the family helps the decorating process will go a lot faster. Again, you need to be organised. Work out what everyone is going to be doing in advance, so no time is wasted on the day. Remember to reward everyone for a job well done. This will help the decorating process to go smoother and ensure that your family members are always willing to help, in the future.


Lyn x

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SmoothSkin MUSE IPL

SmoothSkin  MUSE  IPL
SmoothSkin  MUSE  IPL 



Hiya Darlins

This review has been a long time coming as obviously this is not an overnight quick fix to all your hair removal problems. However it could be the solution you have been looking for!

What is IPL?


IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. IPL Hair Removal is designed to help break the cycle of hair growth by targeting the hair root or follicle.
  • Light energy is transferred through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by the melanin present in the hair shaft.
  • The absorbed light energy is converted to heat energy (below the surface of the skin), which disables the hair follicle preventing further growth. Treated hairs naturally fall out over the course of a few days to 1-2 weeks.

SmoothSkin  MUSE  IPL
SmoothSkin  MUSE  IPL 


IPL or (Intense Pulsed Light) has become the buzzword in hair removal, we have for years battled with this problem, waxed, shaved, plucked, creamed, bleached and ripped out at the roots with Epilators, I have tried them all over the years, I went on holiday once with a fabulous red raw blood spotted rash on my bikini line from waxing, that was attractive!  I have gritted my teeth, cried and sobbed attempting Epliating, I have contorted by body into every position possible trying to home wax, creams no matter how good have "that" smell!  so shaving ended up being the easiest and fasted way to deal with this hairy problem, but you know how it is. Your legs or underarms will always need doing when it's time for the doctors or an impromptu visit to the swimming pool, you never go anywhere when you are smooth and hair free!

Read about SmoothSkin Muse with Video Here


I have been testing out the SmoothSkin MUSE. A home IPL device that deals with every single area of the body that could need attention, face, legs underarms, lady parts in fact any area!  unlike most machines that have limited flashes the Muse will never run out of flash, it has a sensor to adjust the pulse level to your own skin, ensuring the right amount of light is delivered every time. It's ergonomic design allows you to reach even the most awkward places making it comfortable and easy to use.


SmoothSkin  MUSE  IPL
SmoothSkin  MUSE  IPL 



Use once a week after shaving for 4 weeks, SmoothSkin say that 92% of hair is gone after 4 weeks and you need to top up as and when required, I have used this for 6 continuous weeks on my legs and underarms and have literally been checking and feeling as to when I need a top up. In all honesty I would say every 2-3 weeks, a whole body takes 20 minutes to do, so it's no time at all.  This is not something that will make you hair free for life, unfortunately there is no quick fix solution. but with a very small amount of effort you can rid yourself of the daily or weekly shaving worry.

These machines are no doubt an investment, they aren't cheap so will not be purchased on a whim, but what I would say is that they are worth every penny saving time and effort, not counting what it does to your confidence to be finally hair free. 


SmoothSkin IPL MUSE currently £50.00 off HERE

Lyn x


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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Filorga UV Bronze After Sun


Filorga UV Bronze After Sun
Filorga UV Bronze After Sun 



Hiya Darlins

How about this heatwave?  I personally love every single second of it. Although our poor scorched lawns are looking pretty sad and sleeping isn't as easy as it could be, it's still worth every second.

This could be an unpopular opinion but I have never really given tanning much thought in the UK, I know we can get caught out on the odd sunny day and end up with a glorious builders tan (vest shape) you know the look you have the white vest shape and red limbs.  We have all been there - but this year!!!!  It's time to take tanning seriously, there is something a bit special about a home grown tan, people love to tell you that you look "healthy" and you feel a million times better with a golden glow.


Filorga UV Bronze After Sun
Filorga UV Bronze After Sun 

To that end; you want the glow to last as long as humanly possible, even if the weather turns and we are back to jeans and jumpers having a golden glow still makes you feel great. On holiday we are obsessed by after-sun, most times it's something we British only give a lot of thought to as a way of easing the burn and calming the redness, and usually involves slathering on gallons of greasy white lotion and trying getting dressed for the evening feeling sticky and gross!  No More.......Filorga known for expertise in skincare have come to our rescue with Filorga UV-Bronze After-Sun, this incredible gel contains 4 oils which have all been associated to Hyaluronic acid Apricot, Avocado,Almond and Argan alongside Amino Acids and Minerals which combined literally melt into the skin conditioning and soothing with no sticky white residue, Filorga UV Bronze after-sun also contains a tan stimulator complex to ensure your glow lasts for as long as possible. When I first read this I instantly thought it contained some sort of fake tan solution. NO it's literally the combination of ingredients that work to keep your skin hydrated and at the same time prolonging your tan.

Filorga UV Bronze After Sun


Filorga also do a range of Anti-ageing  tanning products for both the face and body which I am sure are excellent, if this After-Sun is an example to go by they are well worth looking in to.

While looking at Filorga it's well worth checking out the Paris Meso Mask which I reviewed Here

Check Out FILORGA UV BRONZE AFTER SUN 

Exclusive HERE


Lyn x 


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A Very British Summer




Hi Loves

Waking up this morning to another glorious blue sky prompted me to think about British Summers (obvs) I cannot express just how happy this weather makes me, I do suffer with winter miserable bitch syndrome, I hate the house being all closed up and the constant darkness, I know a lot of people, my youngest daughter being one that adore everything about winter, where I on the other hand can't find anything good other than candles!

As a nation we love to talk about the weather some saddo's among us will even write a blog post about it!  but we never quite know how to handle a heatwave, we moan that it's a different heat abroad and that we don't have a pool and yep, I totally agree, we sweat, we drip we look mainly crap everything is an effort. BUT........when you can sit outside even for half an hour with the sun on your face the world just seems like the perfect place. Being ancient I can remember back when we really did have proper seasons, Winters were harsh, and Summer's were long. As a family ( Mum, Dad & me) spent every holiday for years doing the same thing at the same time, last week of June and the first week of July in Devon and Cornwall a week at each as the parents were guaranteed of the blazing sun, sandy beaches, crab fishing and burying the old fella in sand weird stretchy wrinkly swimming costumes. The trauma of having my sandwich stolen by a seagull at age 4, at the time it seemed like an Albatross, it has left me with a fear of birds but caused my Mum & Dad to cry laughing!  LOL cheers parents, the award goes to.................Not them!  School summer holidays were spent knocking about on bikes for the whole of the six weeks, only coming home for food, the outdoor Lido at Tooting Bec Common and Streatham Common for the Rookery ( I think that's what it was called) 

We nowadays always feel as though we have to travel abroad for the weather but thinking about it surely it's more than that? if we can have the high temperatures at home why is going away still more attractive? when we are home there is still the run of the mill stuff to do, which isn't easy in the heat, on holiday drinks come with an umbrella rather than a tea bag, and cooling off in a pool is favourable to sticking your feet in a washing up bowl. That said, I want this Summer to go on forever, and the funny thing is a friend of mine who is ancient like me says we now count out Summers, it's true instead of moaning about the heat lets just enjoy it and every Summer that follows.

Lyn x 


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