Thursday, 15 December 2016

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser   



Hi Loves

I doubt there is a person on the planet that doesn't know the name Joan Collins, our very own UK glamour icon that we saw hit Hollywood at age 21 and never look back, of course she is famous for her role in Dynasty as Alexis Carrington but with 50 films under her belt before this role Joan had some serious experience of make up artists and tricks of the trade, these she has shared over the years via her books;  The Joan Collins Beauty Book (1980); My Secrets (1994) Health, Youth & Happiness (1995), My Friends Secrets (2000), The Art Of Living Well - Looking Good And Feeling Great (2006) Beauty is clearly in Joan's DNA and the production of a beauty line is sheer 

genius.

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser   


This is my first encounter with Joan Collins Beauty but it will definitely not stop here, from the very moment you open a box, just the weight and sheer glamour of the packaging is mind blowing, this is no tacky old plastic range !!  golden metal tubes with a classic Art Deco vibe that you would be proud to get out of your handbag, in your head you are using something incredibly glamorous and expensive, in reality you are using sheer quality make up that is made in Italy, and skincare that is made here in the UK at ridiculously reasonable prices.


Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser   


I am totally and utterly in love and as you know, I am not usually easily impressed, this is NOT hype it is just quality at a fabulous price.


Enough of my rambling, I will start with the first of 3 products I want to share with you.


Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Contra Time Scrupulous Treatment Cleanser. 200ml 


Open the box to reveal the heaviest solid glass bottle ever, (already in love) the cleanser itself is lightweight yet creamy, very delicately perfumed with a clean salon like fragrance. It is advised that you can cleanse in two ways either apply to dry skin and remove with either cotton pads or tissue until all traces of make up are removed or apply and remove with a warm damp wash cloth, this cleanser can also be used to remove eye make up safely. Containing 25 active ingredients including 11 moisturisers, 9 Anti-age and 5 Anti-Oxidants this cleanser is working hard to provide a lifting effect making the skin look brighter and feel firmer.  I loved using this, my favoured removal method is with a warm flannel leaving my skin feeling super clean but not slightly tight or irritated.



Next Up will Be Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Class Act Mascara and Glorious Gloss Lipgloss.

Lyn 💋

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Monday, 12 December 2016

The Best Not Naff Christmas Jumper Deals | #Colab




Hi Loves

I don't know about you, but I love the idea of a Christmas Jumper, but just don't want to be seen sporting a large Christmas Pud or a Santa Face splashed across my frontage, plus another thing, do you want to buy a jumper that's just for one day ?

In this little Christmas Jumper edit, I have ( hopefully) found some that are :


  • NOT Naff
  • can be worn over the Winter season
  • Are serious bargains


Lets start with the:



Vila.  Vianna Rose Sweatshirt  Was £34.99 Now £27.99


Only. Light Grey Long Jumper   £24.99



Vero Moda.  Christmas sweatshirt  £20.99

Blue Seven Cardi £24.99 




Blue seven Pink Cardi £17.49 



TwinTip Cardi £16.50 



Benetton Jumper £29.24



It's funny How we tend to come at the bottom of the buying list at this time of year, I think often the Turkey gets more thought.
 But you can grab a serious bargain on these and more deals at Zalando HERE

Lyn 
💋💋

Post written in Collaboration with Voucherbox 





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Friday, 9 December 2016

Dermalogica Shave Kit



Dermalogica Shave Kit
Dermalogica Shave Kit

Men's Skincare, should be standard right ?  and if you are in your teens, twenties, thirties and possibly forties it probably is, but what is it with older guys who totally think that the skin God gave them can't be improved ?  You may well love his face but trust me it can be improved :)  same man just fresher looking.



Dermalogica Shave Kit
Dermalogica Shave Kit


I asked Mr LB to test out this shaving kit for me, to be fair I didn't have to ask twice, he is pretty good at the whole skincare thing, BUT as good as he thought he was, we both saw a definite improvement from the very first outing with this fabulous kit.


Four Key Products and a sachet sample.

Daily Clean Scrub 1.5oz  exfoliates and removes dead skin cells while loosening ingrown hairs.

Pre-Shave guard 0.75oz preps the skin ready for shaving.

Soothing Shave Cream 2.5 oz is apparently the best shave cream he has ever used, says it glides like glass !

Post Shave Balm 0.33oz a soothing moisturising balm that left the skin soft and dry.

Daily Defence Block SPF15 0.75oz  SPF protection for daytime use.


Dermalogica Shave Kit
Dermalogica Shave Kit



To Sum up, this is a fabulous Gift at £44.00, Him indoors now claims that once this kit is empty it will be a necessary future purchase. find the Dermalogica Shave Kit Here 

Does the man in your life take care of his skin ? 

Love n Hugz

Lyn 💋
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Half Price Christmas Beauty Bargains




Hi Loves

I just wanted to quickly share with you some great Christmas savings, that are available for one week only.  I am not a lover of doing Christmas gift guides but I do love a bit of a bargain and just wanted to share these finds.

Liz Earle The Botanist's Cabinet Half Price £60.00 £30.00 price increases 16th December  HERE



Always a Christmas Favourite. Soap & Glory The Whole Glam Lot £60.00   £30.00  Limited Edition HERE




And for Him Hugo Boss Bottled Intense Whopping 100ml £64.00 £32.00 Half Price HERE



Boss Bottled Night 100ml  £60.00  £28.00  HERE



Make Up Revolution Huge Blush Light & Contour Palette £20.00  £10.00  HERE 


Hope these little bargains have helped you save some pennies :)

Lyn 💋


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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment

Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment

Is there ever a time of year when tiredness is more at its peak ? we are so busy running around to make sure everyone has the best Christmas we totally exhaust ourselves, and can, if you aren't careful end up looking a bit ragged round the edges with a couple of mini suitcases under the eyes by the time the big day arrives.

Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment is the first in a line of professional treatments from Murad, these treatments have always been used by Dr Murad in his dermatology practise and are now available for use at home. 


Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment


The pack comes complete with a pump bottle and large pack of lint free eye pads, you simply place 3 pumps under each eye, smooth over, apply the pads and wait 10 minutes, and the end of the time period you remove the pads and pat in any excess product, you will at this stage feel a slight tingle, and basically look in the mirror and be amazed, yes, you can visibly see the difference in lines and texture, with your under eyes looking this good it could easily become addictive, you are recommended to use the product 2-3 times a week.


Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment



  • Looks, very professional
  • Smells, clean and fresh, not highly perfumed
  • Feels, serum consistency
  • Absorbs, nicely when patted in
  • Price, £45.00 


This treatment really does deliver filler like looks but without needles. 


Find Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment Here 
Love n Hugz
Lyn 💋




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Starting a blog ......One year on




Hi My Loves

This is a more of a personal post, it's stupid o'clock in the morning and for some reason my year in blogging popped into my head,  so wanted to share some thoughts with you.

I started this blog in 2015, as you can see I have actually owned a blog since 2010 when I wrote the grand total of one post for the year and then increased to a massive nine posts in the following years, until 2015 when I started to take things a little more seriously, long story short, gave up owning a business, due to health couldn't stay home and do nothing and with the encouragement of family decided there must be older women out there like me, who still had a massive interest in health beauty and fashion.





As everyone does I started writing my thoughts on products I owned and loved, from the very start I decided that having owned a business and knowing how passionate people are about their companies I would never intentionally slate a product or a brand, this space was not made for negativity, if I try something don't like it, you won't hear about it, the brand will hear but you wont.  Thinking back  as to how naive I was when I first started writing, I absolutely believed that everyone wanted to be my friend and we would all support each other in our happy band of keyboard ramblings, hmmmmm that's another post in itself :) 



 I read the advise from other bloggers, I wrote emails to a couple of bloggers that inspired me admiring their work, and am delighted to report that both of these amazing ladies replied with encouragement although thinking back now they had probably heard all the enthusiastic wittering a million times before. I would like to thank Lorraine Ladish who is a US Blogger and influencer. and Kimberly at Swoonworthy who has the most amazing Home Interiors Blog ever. Thank you ladies 💋




I read posts that said you must approach brands that you like and that they would be delighted to work with you, WELL this one I now have to laugh about, I recall contacting one of the largest PR companies in the UK and being asked for stats, at the time I didn't know what these were, and they very kindly talked me through how to send them my Google analytics which I was very proud of, as It showed them that I had almost 100 readers a day !!  whoop whoop go me, I did say I was naive so you can stop laughing now; they very politely informed me to come back when I had grown up lol, they were lovely, and although along my blogging journey I have met the owner on a few occasions I have never ever told her of my rookie error, that experience made me sit back and think that this contacting people lark wasn't for me and that I should just carry on doing what I was enjoying and see where it went, here we are still seeing how it is going one year down the line.



I can, in all honesty say I have been blessed, I have met some amazing people along the way, both in real life and online, I have been lucky enough to attend some amazing events and have worked with fabulous brands of all sizes and discovered some that will now be lifelong love affairs. PLEASE don't think this post is written as advise in anyway, I am not in a position to give advise, I am a small blogger who has been lucky.   The one thing I would say to you if you are starting out, is DON'T buy followers, I understand nowadays that you can even buy people to like your pictures etc, don't be tempted, it's fake and gives a false representation and anyone who knows this game will know, and you will end up looking daft when you are caught out, it's cheating.

As for me, I will keep doing what I do and see where this little space in the interwebby takes me, being 60 years old this Christmas Day I think Zoella is safe in her top spot, what I would like, is to carry on pretty much as I am, enjoying what I do and having some massive laughs along they way.

If I don't do another personal post before the big day, Have a fantastic Christmas however you spend it.

How has your year gone ?  

Love n Hugz
Lyn 💋



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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner

Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner
Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner 



Hi My Loves

you would have seen me write about Lola make up previously so am always excited when something new from the company pops up to try.

Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner
Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner 

 Lola All in One Mascara £12.00

The reasoning behind the All In One label is that it both lengthens and curls at the same time, the rounded brush is ideal for catching each and every lash and I just LOVE it for the bottom lashes as it fits right along the lower lash line, which is sometimes tricky with a fat mascara brush.  The deepest black, non waterproof, which leaves no clumps or hanging fibres.  The rubberised handle makes it easy to grip and keep control of the wand.

Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner
Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner 


Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner £21.00

This really is a double whammy of a product, if you are an eyeliner lover then this is definitely one to watch, the fine felt tip liner will provide the finest line that dries super fast and lasts up to 12 hours, and if you want a thicker or more smudge look the Kajal end of the duo provides the creamiest solid black you could ask for, perfect also for your waterline.


Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner
Lola All In One Mascara + Lola Duo Kajal + Eyeliner 


Find Lola Here


Love n Hugz

Lyn 💋




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Aldi Lacura CellSATION Day Cream

Aldi Lacura CellSATION Day Cream
Aldi Lacura CellSATION Day Cream 

Hello to your gorgeous self

Can I just start by appreciating the sheer flippin glamour in this Aldi Lacura packaging !  I mean seriously at £6.99 just the packaging alone is worth every penny, don't you agree ?

However, as much as I am a sucker for great packaging, I have learnt not to be fooled by all that glistens when it comes to skincare products, I have found some of the dullest jars to contain the most hard working products, and some of the most beautiful to contain nothing less than lard in a jar !  so all is not always as it seems,  unless it's from Aldi who in my opinion seem to be masters of the understatement !  anyone who has had the award winning Christmas Pud will back me on that one :)

As regular readers will know I have written quite a lot about Aldi Skincare products in the past, and I have to say in 100% honesty I have never found one I didn't like   Love. 


Aldi Lacura CellSATION Day Cream
Aldi Lacura CellSATION Day Cream 

This new little gem from the Lacura skincare stable, is nothing less than a joy to use, if you are ancient like me and remember fragrances like Camay & Lux Soap then you will know exactly what I mean when I say this rich emollient cream smells identical to these soaps, for me, not a problem but if you have incredibly sensitive eyes I would imagine the fragrance may make them water, ( you are advised to avoid the eye area ) but at the price it's well worth giving it a try, I could be completely wrong.

Aldi Lacura CellSATION Day Cream
Aldi Lacura CellSATION Day Cream 

  • Looks, High end and glamorous
  • Smells, like a posh old fashioned soap
  • Feels, thick and luxurious
  • Absorbs, within 60 seconds
  • Contains SPF15
  • Price, an amazing £6.99 
Lacura CellSation is part of a 3 product range that has been specifically designed for 50+ skin, containing Yarrow, Red Algae and Narcissus Extract these natural extracts are designed to improve cell regeneration leaving you with softer fresher looking skin ( nods head )  yes it does.  One of the biggest comments I get whenever I write about Lacura or Aldi is that the products are a nightmare to get hold of, as each branch stocks different things, and once it's gone you can't always get it again...........WELL problem solved, you are now able to buy online direct from Aldi and this range can be found here.


ALDI ONLINE

Let me know what you think ? have you tried anything from the Aldi Beauty range ?

Love n Hugz

Lyn x
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Skinn Chin Up Pro Redensifying Neck Serum By Dimitri James


Skinn Chin Up Pro Redensifying Neck Serum By Dimitri James
Skinn Chin Up Pro Redensifying Neck Serum By Dimitri James 


Hi Darlins

Let's talk about necks Babyyyyyyy,  is yours something you are happy with ? if it is, let me be the bearer of bad news, it wont last unless you look after it, we typically spend our money on face creams and even body creams, hand creams and feet creams, BUT one of the main things that will show our age are our necks and decolletage, annoying yes !  I have been  guilty of just carrying my usual face creams all the way down and not really giving it much thought, until I tried this specific serum from Skinn by Dimitri James I honestly thought it was good enough, I must admit to not expecting anything at all from this product, although I was super keen to use it having had amazing results from this brand previously which you can read about Here   


  • Lightweight texture
  • Fresh delicate fragrance
  • Absorbs almost instantly
  • 50 ml
  • £29.00
Skinn Chin Up Pro Redensifying Neck Serum By Dimitri James
Skinn Chin Up Pro Redensifying Neck Serum By Dimitri James 

From the very first outing with this serum you will both see and feel a difference in the texture of your skin, it literally feels like silk to apply and leaves your skin looking 100% fresher, tighter and more lifted, one of the things I really love about this brand is that the money is spent on the ingredients and not the packaging and advertising, it really is a word of mouth brand, and once you have tried it you will be pleasantly surprised, I have experienced far lesser quality for 4 times the price from other brands.




Skinn Chin Up Pro Redensifying Serum is available via  www.idealworld.tv


Love n hugz
Lyn x



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