Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Best Gifts for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary #AD


The Best Gifts for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary
A diamond wedding anniversary celebrates sixty years of marriage, and is an important milestone for any couple. Achieving sixty years of married bliss is definitely something to be celebrated, and traditionally, couples who celebrate this amazing achievement are given special gifts to mark the occasion. Whether you are planning to buy a diamond wedding anniversary gift for your husband, wife, parents, grandparents, or other relatives or friends, we’ve put together a list of some of the best gift ideas to consider. From traditional diamond wedding anniversary gifts to the more unique, you’re sure to find something that they’ll love.
Traditionally, couples who are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary together are given diamonds as a gift. Since diamonds are an expensive investment, this can make the perfect gift idea if you are planning on treating your husband or wife to an expensive anniversary gift, or are looking for something amazing to give to your parents or grandparents, for example. Diamond jewelry is a wonderful gift idea, with plenty of different pieces, styles and even colors to choose from for both men and women. To browse a range of stunning diamond jewelry, see Ascot Diamonds.
Personalized Gifts
If you’re hoping to buy a special gift for a wonderful couple in your life who are about to celebrate sixty years of marriage, personalized gifts can be a lovely choice to make. There are plenty of gift ideas that you could choose from, including personalized photo albums which reminisce over their marriage and life together, or even household items with their names or ‘Mr & Mrs’ displayed, such as cushions or placemats. Engraved gifts are also a great choice for a diamond wedding anniversary, with many great items to choose to engrave, such as wine glasses or a decanter.
Gift Experiences
If you’re planning to purchase a diamond wedding anniversary gift for a couple who love to do things together, a gift experience is the perfect choice. For example, paying to send the happy couple on a weekend away together, a meal in a five-star restaurant, or perhaps even a spa experience is a lovely idea that they will be able to use to make even more lovely memories together. There is a massive range of great experiences to choose from which you could give as a gift, whether you’re keeping it simple or looking for something special and unique.

Wedding Memories
Last but not least, a diamond wedding anniversary is the perfect opportunity to remember your wedding day and the happy, amazing time that you had. Because of this, gifts which recreate those that a couple were given at their wedding, or gifts which use wedding photographs can be the perfect choice if you’re looking to give something that is touching and meaningful but doesn’t cost a lot. Sometimes, a simple wedding photo album can make for a lovely diamond wedding anniversary gift that will be cherished.
Whether you’re planning to buy a diamond wedding anniversary for your spouse, parents, grandparents, or another couple, there are plenty of wonderful ideas to choose from. At Ascot Diamonds


Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster

Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster

Hey Beautiful
Thanks for popping by, Summer may be on it's way out, I say way out because I hand on to every last glimmer and refuse to accept that it is gone until I need a coat !

That said we need skin protection all year round, I wish I had known more when I was younger about the abuse I was inflicting on my poor face with all that cooking in the sun, I know better now, older and wiser ?  nope just scared of any more wrinkles :)   The gorgeous Dermalogica now have a daily solution tat it the easiest thing ever to use, you no longer need to apply and extra layer of SPF as this little bottle of miracle makes it so easy to look after your skin and fight off the dreaded rays.

Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster

Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster is a high level SPF 50 that acts as a broad spectrum protector tat you simply add to your foundation, while lots of companies are now getting up to speed and adding SPF not all are, and I for one like the belt and braces approach so that I am confident my face isn't getting cooked even on cloudy winter days.  If you are not a foundation wearer it can be mixed in equal amounts with your daily moisturiser, it isn't at all greasy or heavy, and I have quite often used it alone as a simple moisturiser.

Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster

If you don't do anything else for your skin, PLEASE protect it, it's the only face you have.

Love Lyn x

Monday, 19 September 2016

How Important is Vitamin D ?


Hi Lovelies, 

This is  really interesting topic, just recently my Daughter was diagnosed with lacking vitamin D, she is 40 and was really suffering with hair loss, we put it down to the amount of chemicals she has used with hair colour, dry shampoo etc, and it turned out to be as simple as a few blood tests which showed her lacking in both Iron and Vitamin D, it really made me think, in these times we are all so paranoid about blocking the suns rays we are depriving ourselves accidentally of this vital Vitamin.  the article below is well worth a read to learn more about why it is essential to us all.

Vitamin D: Everything you need to know
A recent government report has offered some new guidelines about the amount of vitamin D we should consume on a daily basis.
As a general rule, everyone — adults and children over the age of one alike — should consume 10 micrograms of vitamin D every day. But why? Here, vitamin D supplement retailer, Pharma Nord, explains what the vitamin does and why it’s so important.
What does vitamin D do?
Vitamin D is important as it helps the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. Because calcium and phosphate are essential for maintaining healthy bones, teeth and muscles, it’s vital that we keep vitamin D at the optimum level.
Only 10% of our daily intake of vitamin D comes from our diet and the other 90% must come from sunlight. Because we predominantly rely on sunlight for vitamin D, it’s often difficult to get the amount that we require during autumn and winter. This is because sunlight doesn’t contain enough UVB radiation between October and early March in the UK. Instead, many people take supplements to try and up their vitamin intake and prevent a deficiency occurring.
What happens if you don’t get enough vitamin D?
If your levels of vitamin D drop too low, you will have a deficiency.
Vitamin D is critical to the health of bones and teeth: without vitamin D, calcium cannot be effectively absorbed by your body. A deficiency in vitamin D can result in bone and muscle pain, poor bone mineralisation and a greater risk of osteoporosis and fractures as we age.
Vitamin D can stimulate the body's production of anti-viral and anti-bacterial proteins, making it an effective nutrient to boost immunity and protect against colds and flu. People with low levels of vitamin D are 40% more likely to report respiratory infections. Deficiency of vitamin D is also associated with increased risk of auto-immune disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
Who does vitamin D deficiencies effect?
Some people are more at risk of vitamin D deficiencies than others. Those at greater risk include babies from birth to one year old, children aged between one and four and the elderly.
Vitamin D synthesis is also inhibited by lack of sunshine or covering up with clothes. Pregnant and breast-feeding mothers and people with darker skin pigmentation may also have inadequate UV exposure.
Will supplements help?
Public Health England has recommended that everyone considers taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter to ensure they get enough of this essential vitamin.

I hope this has given you food for thought.

Love n Hugz
Lyn x


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport | Dermalogica After Sun Repair

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport |  Dermalogica After Sun Repair

Hiya Sun Lovers

Am assuming that or you wouldn't be reading this :)  I am one of those sad people that only functions in sunlight, I think the official term is SAD  although I read a really funny article in Cosmo recently that re-named it as Sad Arsehole Disease, apparently that's what we act like by freaking out when the sun shows it's face LOL.  I am ashamed to admit to doing quite a few of the saddo things they described.

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport |  Dermalogica After Sun Repair

Moving on, I was lucky enough to take my second break of the year recently, this time Spain oh my lord it was HOT 32 degrees everyday with not a cloud in the sky. ( heaven )   But on that note I needed to take major care on the sunbathing front, which is literally how I spend my holiday lying down and jumping into the pool every half an hour or so.

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport really saved the day, although the only sport I do is lifting a glass to my lips, this SPF 50 was perfect, a tan with 100% no redness or burning, the older I get the more I am aware of skin protection, I must admit to frying in my youth, nowadays we know better.

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport |  Dermalogica After Sun Repair

This is a water resistant  up to 40 mins broad spectrum SPF that is light and non greasy, It contains Olesome Microspheres ( trying saying that after a few Pina Colada's )  which have the ability to bind moisture to the skin to stop you drying out and keeping the skin supple.  It is best applied 15 mins before going out in the sun. I honestly think you could use this year round for full sun protection, and if you are lucky enough to live in a country with sunshine then it is a must for you :)

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport |  Dermalogica After Sun Repair

Following up from your day tanning there is that lovely period when the day is done and you shower ready for the evening, covering yourself in moisture this is always the time when we apply after sun to each others ( backs )  don't get exited now, non of that malarky in the heat. 

Dermalogica After Sun Repair is a light non greasy cream that applies easily, goes a really long way and absorbs quickly which is what you need for putting on your glad rags ready for a night out.  It contains a huge list of soothing ingredients and is formulated without any colours or artificial fragrance, so you are guaranteed it wont irritate skin.

Dermalogica can be found HERE

Love n Hugz
Lyn x

Glitter Lips by Beauty Boulevard

Glitter Lips by Beauty Boulevard

Hiya Beautiful

Do you love a bit of bling ?  I first spotted the company Glitter Lips last year at a beauty show and at the time I remember thinking oh that's pretty cool, but with so much to see at the show I didn't give it too much thought.

As you all know by now I am a massive supporter of small business and couldn't wait to see the owners present their pitch to the Dragons on BBC Dragons Den, it was fab but alas the Dragon's failed to give the girls the funding they needed, well maybe that was a good thing, not sure if anyone remembers but Tangle Tease was declined in the den and now imports to 80 countries worldwide and has become a household name, which proves they don't always get it right.

Glitter Lips by Beauty Boulevard

If I remember, someone commented that the product was more of a novelty with no shelf life !   WRONG women have been doing anything and everything to have sparkly lippie, and we have all bought, shimmer, glitter glosses and even lip cote when they did a sparkle version, so are they saying we will go off having pretty lips ?  ha !

Glitter Lips by Beauty Boulevard

I have tried out two of the many many shades, my preference is for paler shades of lips, in my youth it would have been give me the loudest colour you make lol.

Diamond in the Buff and Skinny Dip were the ones I tested, both pretty pinky shades.

First you apply what is in effect glue to your lips, don't be scared it is really innocent and easy to use, you then dab the applicator into the glitter pot after damping it ( this helps it pick up more product )  and then you dab away until you have the desired level of bling to suit you, the applicator has a little brush on the end for you to remove any loose glitter and you are then good to go. The feel is not like a lipstick obviously, but I doesn't feel like grit either as you would expect, it just feels different, to be fair it IS different.

HERE'S THE THING when companies tell you something is long lasting it usually means a couple of hours, THIS ain't coming off, you can eat, drink, kiss someones face off, or even snorkel if you are so inclined, this product will not budge until you remove it with make up remover, even then don't think you will get away with a quick facial wipe, it is best removed with an oil based remover.

Get Glitter Lips on Special Offer HERE

Love n bling
Lyn x

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