Saturday, 30 December 2017

Recind Beauty Kit



Recind Beauty Kit


Hiya to your gorgeous self

As you know, my poor old face goes through lots of product testing on a regular basis, sometimes good, sometimes bad, and sometimes very very ugly !!

When I am asked to try something out I have never heard of there are two emotions, one is desperate to try it, the other is complete fear as to how my face will respond.   When I was offered  Recind to trial once again these emotions were in place.

Starting with first impressions, glamorous shiny black and gold packaging, containing five containers of product, it has the look of something incredibly high end.

Recind is from SNR Pharma Ltd who have over a decade in the pharmacy industry and have now expanded into the anti-ageing/cosmeceutical arena.  The tag line for the product is "Turning back time "....... this caused me a raised eyebrow if I am honest,  I have over time seen similar claims and been disappointed.


Recind Beauty Kit


Moving on, lets get going, I am doing this review in order that the products are displayed in it's packaging. 

Recind Regal BB Cream 30ml



Recind Beauty Kit


Black and gold airtight pump system keeping the product fresh and hygienic, I tend to find BB creams are a Summer product for me, but have been using this as the colder weather has set in, it gives you a bit more than the standard BB it has the lightness in feel, but actually provides an even smooth coverage, I would consider this to be in the same realms of a quality foundation but with the benefits of BB, it was easy to apply ( using fingers ) it may look a little dark at very first use, but give it one or two minutes and it magically looks blended and perfect.

Recind Rejuvenating Youth Serum 30ml


Recind Beauty Kit


Designed to improve the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles over time with regular nightly use, Applied to cleansed skin at night this literally has the feel of liquid silk, comfortable and easy to use and will literally have you touching your face in the morning, and yes you can feel how soft your skin is when you wake up.

Recind Renew Eye Contouring Cream 15ml



Recind Beauty Kit


This morning and night eye treatment is light non greasy and absorbs within seconds, I have tried eye creams in excess of £150.00 that were not a patch on this, an amazing cream that leaves your under eyes looking smoother and brighter with no puffiness.

Recind Restructuring Moisturising Cream 30ml


Recind Beauty Kit


This for me has to be the star of the show, combined with the Resplendent Brightening Cream it will honestly have you checking yourself out in every mirror you pass !!  My skin looked fabulous, fresh bright, smoother and dare I say it with relaxed lines........there I actually said it because it's true, I looked as though I had a fortnight of full sleep at a luxury spa.  Quite Simply amazing, it's not often I get this excited about a new range, but THIS !

Recind Resplendent Brightening Cream 30ml 


Recind Beauty Kit


I want to take your hand, and give you a little test of this.  Liquid silk that before your eyes smooths out the skin, plumps it and feels like heaven, Combined with Restucturing moisturiser these provide and exceptional combination that you can see with your own eyes, people will tell you that you look well, or maybe I just looked liked rubbish before :)  but I can live with the compliments.


To sum up, Recind has blown me away, I would have expected this range even though it isn't one I had heard of to have a really hefty price tag, given the results it produces, it is in fact £79.00 for the entire kit. which by my reckoning is £15.80 per product !

Available online from recind.co.uk  where you can also read about the science behind the brand.


Love n Hugz
Lyn x









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Primark Summer 2015

Bargain of the century !

 

This outfit really does have to be the bargain of the century, My thoughts on Primark is that it's the equivelent to Ikea in that you go in needing nothing and come out with bag fulls, and at those prices why wouldn't you ?
The navy and white zip waist Maxi skirt was the  bank breaking amount of £5.00

and the white cotton crop top a mere £1.00.

Now lets get real here, where else on the planet do you find a complete outfit for £6.00 flippin quid ?

The thing I love is that if you wear something from Primark once, there is no guilt attached, even if you dont wear it for the price of a cheapie lipstick who cares ?

Love n Hugz
Lyn  x


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Monday, 18 December 2017

Super Facialist Neroli Firming Skincare Range

 Super Facialist Neroli Firming Skincare Range




Hi Loves
I can't tell you how much I have fallen in love with the brand Super Facialist by Una Brennan, I tried out the Retinol range back in September which you can read here.  I was delighted to try out the Neroli range which is the one on review here. If you are new to this brand, trust me you will be astounded at the quality of this brand, for want of a better word I will name it as budget skincare, although please don't confuse the value with cheapness there is nothing cheap about this brand other than the price. Which it's worth noting is on special offer currently, I will pop a link below.

The Neroli range is predominantly aimed at lifting and tightening and is full of  anti-oxidants and gentle acids. At times like these I wish there was such a thing as smell o vision, the fragrance is a powerful clean spa like fragrance which I could imagine you either love or hate, I love it. It reminds me of some of the very best facials I have ever experienced. The last time I wrote about this brand I had fabulous emails from readers who bought, tried and loved it as much as I did which is the best thing ever for me and makes writing the blog 100% worthwhile.



 Super Facialist Neroli Firming Skincare Range


Super Facialist Neroli Firming Daily Cleanser 150ml

A gel like facial wash which emulsifies when added with water for a fabulous refreshing cleanse. I personally don't usually like anything that resembles gel or soap I am a huge fan of oils and balms, I didn't expect this to be anything other than a morning cleanse on clean skin, it did however, melt away a full face of makeup after removing eye make up separately.



 Super Facialist Neroli Firming Skincare Range

Super Facialist Neroli Firming Intense Facial Serum 30ml

I absolutely adore this serum and to be honest it is good enough to use alone and double as a primer if you have skin that doesn't need too much moisture, obviously it's designed to go under day/night cream but it is a beautiful stand alone product for days in the house when you don't want to make any real effort. Containing Hyaluronic Acid and Apple derived stem cells it the best drink you could give your face.




Super Facialist Neroli Firming Super Lift SPF15 Day Cream 50ml

This day cream can of course be used alone but doubled with Facial serum it leaves you feeling as though you have had a full on facial. my skin positively glows and feels really fresh when using these together. The SPF saves you applying this as a separate product leaving you confident that your skin is protected from the dangers of damaging rays. The lightweight cream formula absorbs easily and leaves skin moisturised but not greasy. The moisturising effects last well throughout the day right through to evening. My foundation stayed in place well all day and I didn't experience any dry patches or discolouration of the foundation.


 Super Facialist Neroli Firming Skincare Range


Super Facialist Neroli Firming Super Lift Night Cream 50ml

Completing the routine at the end of the day this night cream hydrates without being greasy, it is heavier in texture than the day cream as to be expected. The fragrance is deeply relaxing while the Hyaluronic Acid and plumping Tetrapeptide ensure you wake up to soft bouncy skin in the morning. There is something lovely about knowing your night time treatment is working for you while you sleep.

I have honestly loved this range and plan on exploring more from the Super Facialist brand as the quality and price has been seriously impressive.

Have you experienced the brand? please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

superfacialist.co.uk


Lyn x
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Notonthehighstreet

Notonthehighstreet



Hiya Darlins,
The Christmas shopping is now in full swing and I think it's too easy to get caught up in panic buying and the buying of a present just for the sake of it. How often do any of us put real thought into what we buy? I think the intention is always there, but the sheer panic of the season often makes us make rash choices just to get the job done.

I spent almost an entire evening browsing Notonthehighstreet.com which for me is the perfect place for those thoughtful gifts, if your loved one has any sort of hobby just type it in the search and away you go, or just browsing suddenly ideas just pop up and leave you thinking. Oh that would be perfect for .....
Notonthehighstreet



I am writing this post in the confidence that my family don't read my blog posts, but I wanted to share with you a couple of the gifts I purchased.  I only found out recently that years ago my eldest Daughter lost her purse, well I did know at the time. What I didn't know until recently was that she had kept a post it note in  her purse  that I had apparently written some years ago simply saying, I love you x.   I honestly can't remember writing it, but apparently that was the only reason she was upset about losing her purse. Of course it would be easy for me to write another sticky note, but while on the site I spotted a key ring which read I love you like jelly tots. BINGO this is something she says all the time, and even better I could have it engraved Love Mum x - better still I could have the reverse engraved with the wording - better than a post it note x
I am so pleased at this little gift, as whilst it didn't break the bank it has thought and meaning for my Daughter and I know will make her smile.



Notonthehighstreet

 Talking of Daughters, my youngest Daughter has an absolute passion for art work especially Typography. While searching through the huge variety on offer, it suddenly dawned on me that she needs to conserve wall space as she is downsizing. This led me onto wall art in the form of stickers and I found the most adorable feather design, nice, although they were in black! A simple click and I discovered I could have them in any colour of the rainbow, so the obvious choice for my girl was gold. I can't wait to see these up on the wall, in fact I am quite jealous.

While I was at it, I couldn't resist staying with the personalised theme.


Notonthehighstreet

I have used stock images in this post as I wanted to share my finds with you quickly, I will add my own photo's after Christmas of the real thing.


If I had walked the shops for days I wouldn't have found better presents that had meaning to them, plus I was able to drink copious amounts of tea while making my choices so win, win.

notonthehighstreet.com/christmas
Lyn x 


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Friday, 8 December 2017

Cosy Christmas Home #AD




Hi Loves,
I bet you were thinking cosy Christmas home would be full of red tartan and log fires? I am not for one moment saying that traditional isn't perfect for some but for me personally I prefer the thought of glowing copper, fluffy rugs, and warm cosy throws. Any of you that know me know that I like to keep things light when it comes to the house, which in truth goes against cosy, so I have been having a little think of how to get cosy without dark and traditional, these are my thoughts, let me know what you think and what would be your idea of cosy? 

Firstly thinking about keeping the windows covered but not draped in thick fabric, shutters have always been at the top of my wish list. Am thinking possibly Cafe style shutters so that they could still give a view if we are lucky enough to get a white Christmas.

www.thomas-sanderson.co.uk






www.JohnLewis.com

To get some warmth into the room with little copper accessories and possibly a statement lighting piece in copper.





And for the ultimate in cosy you couldn't get better than a sheepskin rug, especially when it comes in pink, and to put your feet up with a large steaming mug of hot chocolate, a little pink furry friend in the shape of a sheepskin foot stool. both from www.thewoolroom.com





Stay Cosy
Lyn x






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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Hollywood Browzer Hair Removal Tool

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Hollywood Browzer Hair Removal Tool



Hi Loves,
OK, now we have all heard and seen the craze of women shaving their faces, Instagram pictures and social media have made it look incredibly glamorous to have a face full of foam and pull faces like a man in a mirror, not for me I'm afraid. There is no way I am using shaving foam on my face and attacking it with a mans razor, call me a coward but I can live with that.




I have seen blog posts written where women say no tough hair grows back through and that when they shave their face they remove " Peach fuzz" and that make-up applies easier, which does make sense as the skin is automatically exfoliated, however I am still not brave enough to do it.  I have been testing out The Hollywood Browzer  a little tool that quickly removes unwanted hair with no wet shave.  


Hollywood Browzer Hair Removal Tool



A few areas that may be of interest to you.
  • Brows - well obviously! it is a fabulous tool for tidying brows and I have to say it removes any need for plucking, waxing or threading, it simply tidies and gives you a really neat defined brow line.
  • Toes - OK odd I know, but I get random hairs on my big toes, well nobody needs that!  The Hollywood Browzer made short work of them.
  • Arms - I don't usually remove hair from my forearms as they are blonde and fine, however I know a lot of women remove this hair and I wanted to give it a try to see if this little tool would work. It does, no need for soap or water. I may actually keep this up it felt so nice.
  • Random sprouters - Of course you know what I mean with this one, those pesky little buggers that appear, usually when the sun catches a glimpse of them and you didn't know they were there!
  • Fingers - I don't have hair on my fingers. But darker haired ladies often suffer with them and I know remove them, in the interest of this post I had Mr LB remove his. Easily done in seconds with no pain at all. I snatched back my tool before he nabbed it.
The uses for this little tool are listed by the brand as
  1. Eyebrows
  2. Upper lip hair
  3. Chin hair
  4. Uneven hairline
  5. Stray hairs
  6. Sideburns/Peachfuzz
  7. Hair on fingers & toes
  8. Back of neck
  9. Stomach
  10. Bikini line
The pack includes 2 Hollywood Browzer tools and a protective pouch.

All in all I am pretty impressed with this, especially on the brow front, not only will it save me time and money it means I don't have the dread of coming out bald by an over enthusiastic woman with string in her mouth!



Lyn x

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Dr Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm

Dr Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm


Hi Darlins,
Winter!  Love it or hate it we have to admit it can cause as much damage to our skin as blazing sunshine. Chapped sore skin is no joke, I can remember years ago as a child being told off for not drying my hands properly. As a child,  I thought it was something to be ignored and not having the reason explained to me couldn't see the big deal, it was only as I got older I understood the reason for the nagging!

I know lot's of women who use hand cream as if their life depended on it, I wish I was one of those. I am guilty of having neglected my hands over the years and only really paying them attention when they look dry, or I am on a pampering mission. I have recently been testing out a new brand to me Dr.Ceuticals, you may well have heard of them or indeed seen the brand in Boots, my first outing has been with Dr.Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm. Don't be fooled into thinking balm means thick or greasy as I did, it's not. A rich emollient cream that is full of Lanolin, Glycerine, Shea & Cocoa butters, boosted with a product called Allantoin which is an ingredient claimed to have super repairing properties.  This Balm works from the very first application, my hands immediately felt softer, looked better and were left with a very fine almost invisible barrier to protect even further.


Dr Ceuticals Hand SOS Intensive Balm

This is no lightweight flowery pretty little hand cream, this does the business when it comes to softening and repairing, great for those that want fast acting no nonsense product that does exactly what it claims.

NOT tested on animals.

Dr Ceuticals range of products is currently on offer at Boots, however for some reason this balm is not shown, it is available directly from the Dr.Ceuticals online site.


Lyn x

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Daughter Of The Soil

Daughter Of The Soil



Hi Darlings, Daughter Of The Soil is not a brand you may have heard of. It's new and is set to find a top spot in the natural skincare market. With it's ethical priorities the brand comes with a gorgeous story that goes back generations and has the founder CEO Maria Magembe fulfilling a family history dating back to the 1950's in Africa. You can read the brands story here.

The products are of natural origin and contain rich emollient botanical oils that soften, smooth and improve elasticity in the skin. With no Harsh chemicals, colours or fragrances the brand bring 100% natural beauty principles and ethics to everything they produce.

I have tested out 


Daughter Of The Soil

Daughter Of The Soil Marula Hand Wash Chai Tea 250ml

A gorgeous clean spa like fragrance a little of this hand wash goes a long way so 250ml pump will last literally an age, containing Marula Oil which is said to be known as the miracle oil this hand wash not only cleans your hands it leaves them feeling really soft with no itchy tight feeling to the skin, the oil leaves a light barrier so in most cases there is no need for further cream.


Daughter Of The Soil


Daughter Of The Soil Baobab And Rooibos Body Wash White Mulberry 250ml

This body wash has a deeper fragrance than the hand wash and is one of those products that has you deep breathing in the shower as the aroma is one that feels good for your soul and lifts your spirits, Baobab oil is said to have high vitamins and anti-ageing oxidants that encourage the skin to be healthy and maintain elasticity. Rooibos Tea is a potent anti-oxidant that is rich in Zinc. 
I found this body wash a real pleasure to use, my skin tends to get really dry and itchy with over processed products and can sometimes be left feeling stripped of all moisture, this however, left is soft and fully moisturised with no dryness.

Both products are suitable for all skin types and are available at daughterofthesoil.co.uk with 15% off your first order.

Lyn x


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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Woolroom Mattress

The Woolroom Mattress
The Woolroom Mattress



Hi Loves,

You could be forgiven for not having seen or heard of The Woolroom. They have four showrooms in the UK and a fabulous website. I had never heard of wool beds or bedding so this was all a new discovery for me and to be honest while I am extremely grateful for my new mattress and bedding I think it was incredibly brave ( generous) of the company to gift them to me. As you my lovely reader know, I am a woman of a certain age and as such we suffer with what only can be described as
* Tropical Moments*   and being all tucked up and cosy in Pure Wool could have really gone one of two ways !

The Woolroom Mattress

The Woolroom Mattress


When I first got to see the range I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that it was all British Wool, chemical free and totally natural.  It was a real light bulb moment when the "new" mattress smell was explained to me as fire retardant chemicals, I swear I had never even thought of it. The Woolroom launched the very first range of completely chemical free mattresses in 2015, harnessing the natural flame retardant properties of wool.  You can read their story here.

Lets start with the mattress, I am using the Exmoor King Size which is hand crafted in England using pure natural hand picked wool fillings and 1000 individually hand nested springs. The cover/ticking is a Merino Wool blend with the  mattress being hand tufted with wool.Being a naturally dry environment dust mites will not inhabit wool bedding making it ideal for allergy sufferers.

The Woolroom Mattress

I have to comment on the delivery aspect of receiving this mattress, I was contacted fully through out the whole process and the delivery was on time to the minute by 2 really efficient chaps who place the mattress on the bed and removed all the packaging without a problem. Customer service at its best.

I have been using the mattress with the Deluxe wool mattress protector. On getting into bed on the first night I immediately thought *too soft*, we both suffer with dodgy backs and Mr LB as you know is always full of aches and pains from his job! So we lay there discussing the fact that the mattress was definitely too soft.  WELL what a JOKE! We both woke up not having remembered anything about the night, and with literally no aches and pains.
My relationship with sleep is not good, often I will fall asleep on the couch and dread going to bed as I know I won't get to sleep for hours listening to a certain person snoring and tossing and turning all night. As much as you may love someone, when they deprive you of sleep you can soon go off them pretty rapidly. We have been sleeping on this mattress now for a couple of weeks and I can honestly say I look forward to going to bed early, it has been a joy.
One of the things that did worry me about a wool bed was heat, as a woman of a certain age, I get hot!  When discussing this mattress with the guys at The Woolroom they assured me that due to it being natural it is heat regulated and I would be fine. I have in the past been offered a memory foam mattress that I declined for this very reason. They were right, I have not overheated at all while sleeping.




I have used this Mattress with the complete bedding range from The Woolroom and can, with my hand on my heart say I have never felt better from getting the perfect nights sleep. Their tag line is
 "This is what happy feels like" and they are not wrong. The company are so confident they offer 100 nights no quibble guarantee if you are not happy and do not sleep better they will collect the mattress and refund you in full. They also offer interest free finance and free delivery.

I have way more to chat to you about on this company but with the fear of making this post too long I have decided to split it into 2 and talk about the bedding in my next post.

How do you sleep? What are your thoughts on mattress types? I would love to hear as this has been a complete revelation to me.

The Woolroom Exmoor 1000 King Size Mattress

Lyn x



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Monday, 27 November 2017

SmoothSkin Bare IPL Device






SmoothSkin Bare IPL Device
SmoothSkin Bare IPL Device




Hiya Darlins
This post has just about taken me forever to bring to you. The reason being that I wanted to give this device a seriously good trial before coming to any conclusions.

I don't know if you have ever considered alternative ways of hair removal?  Unwanted hair is the bane of our lives that's for sure! I remember it always being a standing joke that as women we were hairy in the winter as no one would see, but with Gym, Yoga etc there is now a need to be hair free always. Plus I for one hate the feeling of leg or armpit hair at anytime! And don't you always always find that you will get an invite or a doctors visit or something and there is that instant 'frig I need to do my legs' moment that runs through your head.  


SmoothSkin Bare IPL Device


When SmoothSkin Bare offered me the chance to test out the IPL hair removal device I immediately said yes please. Anything to solve this pain in the rear problem was welcomed. Although I must admit to being a little sceptical about the effectiveness of a home device, yes, I've tried home waxing! Heating up the pot etc and no It wasn't a huge success. I also tried the dreaded Epilator!   OMG don't even go there! My daughter swears by hers, mine just made me swear!  That lasted all of two attempts.

The first thing to note about this device is how small and compact it is. It's the size of a ladies shaver and fits comfortably in the hand. A huge plus point is that it has unlimited flashes, some devices run out after a certain amount. I need to explain flashes;  The device flashes a beam of light into the hair follicle which heats up to stop the hair growing back. Do not be alarmed at the words heat up, it is not hot in any way, you feel no pain at all ever.

I have read many reviews of salon treatments that describe the light pulse as being flicked by an elastic band in terms of pain, I don't fancy that at all. And fortunately there was nothing like it with SmoothSkin Bare, at most it feels like a warm sensation, if anything.  

The company claim up to 92% of hair reduction in 4 weeks.


SmoothSkin Bare IPL Device


I had never used one of these devices before and have to admit to thinking one treatment and I would be fuzz free. Duh of course it wasn't one treatment! Basically what you do is shave, I did legs and underarms although you can use the device in any area even your face. I don't think it would be advisable to use it on your lady garden but I guess you could ask the company if you were that way inclined (and to be fair it would save having it ripped out!)

So................I set about using the device, as you plug it in you hear a slight sound of the fan, this is to keep it cool. 
On my legs I ran the device upwards in smooth long strokes as though I were shaving. On the underarm area I used a stamping/ dabbing method as it was impossible to do smooth strokes. 
It was so quick and easy it didn't seem right, but it does claim that you only need 10 minutes, and they were right, easy peasy.  Each and every time you shave there is less and less hair. I noticed it first on the underarms, the hair was coming through much less each time and definitely finer. 
The only problem, and it really was the only problem for me, was remembering to do it. I am so used to jumping in the shower, dressing and dashing, this took effort in that I had an extra process to add in. It really was no big deal but it only works if you do it!
I am at the stage now after using the device for 12 treatments, where I struggle to see hairs, I can sometimes feel them slightly if I run a hand up my leg, but they are no longer visible to the eye. To be fair towards the end I was using it at 3 week intervals and would imagine being completely hair free eventually.
 I have truly been shocked that something you can use at home is as effective as this is. I often think of home treatments to be a gimmick and this has 100% proved me to be wrong on that theory. As I say if you are expecting an instant miracle then no, but if you follow the instructions and actually keep at it you will get the results.

Find the SmoothSkin Bare IPL Device Here 

Have you ever tried a home device? let me know.

Lyn  x


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Friday, 24 November 2017

GIVEAWAY L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit



Hi Loves

I am delighted to be able to offer this giveaway from L'Oreal Paris, as you know I have just written a post on this fabulous new range designed specifically for mature skin, you can read my thoughts on it here



 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit

Here you have the change to win the entire kit, yes !  everything you see here will be yours.

Simply enter by Rafflecopter below, the winner is picked anonymously by the system at random, and the prize will be sent to the winner direct by L'Oreal Paris.


 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit


 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit




 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit


 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up Kit


Seriously how perfect is this right on top of Christmas !  This kit is worth a small fortune and I can promise you will love it.


  • 10 Foundations
  • 12 Lipsticks
  • 2 Blushers
  • 2 Mascaras
  • 2 Eyebrow Pencils
  • 6 Lipliners



a Rafflecopter giveaway


If you can't wait this entire range is available on 3 for 2 offer at  www.Boots.com

Good Luck

Lyn x 

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