Wednesday, 16 August 2017

MUA 6 Shade Palette Rusted Wonders


Hi Loves

This isn't a full on post, I just needed to share with you my bargain buy of the week !  I was having a little play with testers in my local tiny Superdrug, and my fingers just happened upon a tiny palette of six shades from MUA . Make Up Academy, I have to be honest and say MUA never hits my radar for some reason and I think I have only ever purchased one item from them in the past, which funnily enough I loved ( Highlighter ) but I think the competition is so stiff with the budget brands it's easy to miss out.

This little pearl Palette is stunning, it was the pigment and quality that shocked me to the core all for the grand sum of £3.50 !!

I am not the best at swatching, but I hope to give you a quick glance at just how good this is.



The shades are just perfect for the upcoming Seasons.




Top Row, above the shades have no names.


Second Row above.

Bottom Row above.


There are more of these little palettes available, I will certainly be checking them out, the quality could easily be compared to some high end brands that I have tried in the past !
check out Rusted Wonders Here 


Lyn 💋


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Bliss Mask A-Peel Ruberizing Mask


Bliss Mask A-Peel Ruberizing Mask
Bliss Mask A-Peel Ruberizing Mask



Hiya Darlins

You may have well seen my scary face featuring this mask on Instagram 
( thelavenderbarnltd)  it came in the Natural Edition collection that I have just featured here on the blog, of all the gorgeous products in this collection the Bliss Mask was the one I was desperate to try.

This was my first time ever using a rubberized mask, and I have to be honest it was the best fun !  apart from that you want to know if it works.

Bliss are traditionally a Spa that now produce Spa grade products for you to use at home, this mask claims to purge pores ( I loved the sound of that )  absorb impurities and calm skin.  I have no problems with my pores and my skin didn't need calming, but hey ho I wanted to use it anyway.


Bliss Mask A-Peel Ruberizing Mask

Bliss Mask A-Peel Ruberizing Mask


In the box are 3 little pots each filled with the mask in powder form ready for you to mix yourself with cold water, the pots have a fill line so no mistakes can happen, literally mix for 30-40 seconds using the spatula and apply, the application was like icing a face cake,  I loved it, I started of quite sparingly but soon figured there is a ton of product on the pot so there was no danger of running out.  The mask felt cool at all times, it was incredibly comfortable and you could feel it drawing but not in a dry tight way like a traditional clay mask, after 15 minutes you literally peel it off, mine didn't come away in one piece it came away literally in 3, honestly amazing, I was left with a couple on tiny spots of residue which wiped away with a wash cloth.


Bliss Mask A-Peel Ruberizing Mask

Bliss Mask A-Peel Ruberizing Mask


Here's how clever this mask is..........once you remove it you can actually see on the back of the mask every line, wrinkle and pore on your face, you are left with soft refreshed skin ready for moisturiser, as I said earlier I don't have trouble with pores or spots, but I did have a tiny tiny lump that was under the skin on my cheekbone, it went away with exfoliation and came back the next day, this mask removed it completely from under the skin ! 

Check out the Bliss mask and other goodies Here 

Lyn 💋

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Beauty Expert Natural Edition




Beauty Expert Natural Edition
Beauty Expert Natural Edition 


Hi Darlins
You may or may not have shopped with BeautyExpert.com previously, but it really is worth bookmarking this site if you love beauty products.

The thing I want to talk about today is the most incredible value beauty collection with a value of £170.00 for the price of £50.00 with free delivery, I know right ?  crazy bargain !

Beauty Expert Natural Edition


The Natural Edition is a curated collection of products that are filled with natural nourishing ingredients. This fabulous collection is all housed in a gorgeous storage case and with FREE delivery, and yes that includes Worldwide.


Beauty Expert Natural Edition

The Collection includes 

  •  Omorovicza Cleansing Foam 30ml
  • Dead Sea Spa Magic Pro-Cleanser 260ml
  • Dead Sea Spa Magic Pro-Toner 260ml
  • Aroma Works Anti Age Ageing Absolute Eye Serum 20ml
  • Maui Wowie Volumising & Thickening Beach Mist by Philip B 100ml
  • Skinauthority Quinoa & Avocado Beauty Infusion 30ml
  • Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir 50ml
  • Bliss Mask A-Peel Rubberising Mask  3 x pots 14 g each.
Beauty Expert Natural Edition



As you can see this is not a collection that will give you a couple of full size products and palm you off with a ton of sample sizes, this is true value for money.

I am currently working my way through trialling each and every product in this collection, and will bring you my thoughts on them individually at a later date, but in the meantime this collection was too good to keep secret and I wanted to share it with you.


Lyn 💋

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Mary Kay Believe & Wonder Sail To The Moon Shower Gel + Body Lotion

Mary Kay Believe & Wonder Sail To The Moon Shower Gel + Body Lotion
Mary Kay Believe & Wonder Sail To The Moon Shower Gel + Body Lotion 


Hiya Gorgeous

Mary Kay, as famous in the USA as anything we have here in the UK , I have written about Mary Kay a few times previously which you can read Here .  Mary Kay is available from Consultants that are based all over the UK, I have placed a link below if you wish to find one or are looking for a part time job yourself !

Believe & Wonder is a new range from Mary Kay which consists of 12 products, the two we have here are the Sail To The Moon Shower Gel and Body Lotion.



Mary Kay Believe & Wonder Sail To The Moon Shower Gel + Body Lotion


Sail To The Moon Shower Gel 118 ml 




This tube of shower gel will last ages as you only need the smallest amount to produce a creamy lather, totally refreshing, you are hit by a citrus burst which is guaranteed to liven up your senses the second you step into the shower.  Often shower gels will leave you feeling as though your skin is tight and shiny and sometimes quite itchy, I didn't experience this at all with this gel, it was a pleasure to use, especially as Citrus is my favourite.


Mary Kay Believe & Wonder Sail To The Moon Shower Gel + Body Lotion


Follow up with
Sail To The Moon Body Lotion 118 ml

This lotion is rich and creamy without being heavy and sticky, it absorbs almost instantly and leaves you breathing really deeply as the fragrance is reminiscent of a holiday somewhere warm and lovely. my skin looked and felt instantly refreshed with this lotion, and there was no signs of dryness after 24 hours of using this, the fragrance to this range is so gorgeous it is quite extraordinary, to the point that I have discovered that there is a body spray that matches, I am now adding to my list it's a perfect fragrance for anyone who loves to be reminded of holidays *waves hand in the air*

Mary Kay Believe & Wonder Range 


Find a Local Consultant Here 


Lyn 💋

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Leighton Denny Light & Dark Eau De Parfum

Leighton Denny Light & Dark Eau De Parfum


Hi Loves.

If, like me the first thing you think about is nail products when you hear the name Leighton Denny, you will be interested to know that there is a lot more to this ex Fork Lift Driver from Bradford than you would ever imagine, he is a one man power machine that is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon, with an MBE, and Autobiography and an impressive client list to his name, Leighton is definitely not one to let the grass grow under his feet !

Light and Dark is a new perfume range from Leighton Denny, it features 4 fragrances, two of which are Unisex. shown here is the discovery selection, gorgeous re-fillable handbag size sprays, that are available individually as a great introduction to the collection, the sprays are colour coded to match the actual fragrances.

Tip from Leighton, do not rub your wrists together after spraying your perfume, it dulls the natural development. #whoknew ?


Leighton Denny Light & Dark Eau De Parfum


Original ( Gold Spray )  

A fruity Mixture of Pepper, Myrrh and Incense with a heart of Gardenia, Jasmine, Lily and Rose mixed with top notes of Mandarin, Grapefruit Peach and White Pepper.
This is warm heady mix that is unmistakably feminine.


Leighton Denny Light & Dark Eau De Parfum



Delightful ( Pink Spray )

A juicy red fruit mix with soft flowers, Lotus, Mirabilis Jasmin and Pink Violet, with a hint of Sweet Musk and Vanilla /Coconut Sorbet.

A light delicate mix but still with a seriously feminine vibe.



Leighton Denny Light & Dark Eau De Parfum

Lively ( Green Spray )

Fresh and alive is the best way I can describe this Unisex fragrance, full of citrus notes, Bergamot, Lemon and Grapefruit with hints of Nutmeg, Ginger, Pepper and Cardamom, while at it's base sits Sandlewood, Patchouli, Vetiver and Amber.

A truly Unisex fragrance that is beautifully clean and fresh.


Leighton Denny Light & Dark Eau De Parfum


Desire ( Purple Spray )

Second in the Unisex fragrances this is deeper, darker and sexier with Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Moss, Amber and elements of Pepper and Nutmeg. Top note citrus note of Grapefruit, Lemon and Bergamot, with a heart of Neroli.

Perfect for evening when you want something deeper.


These 5ml Sprays are available alongside the full size fragrances online here at
  Leighton Denny Boutique




Lyn 💋

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Image Skincare AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque

Image Skincare AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque



Hi Darlins
My love for all things Retinol was really peaked when I received this Image Skincare Ageless overnight Retinol Masque to try out. I have to be honest and say it's been a pleasure discovering Image Skincare as a brand, I had not previously tried anything from them so this mask was a perfect introduction.


Image Skincare AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque


Image Skincare is an American Brand which is available worldwide, it's founder Janna Ronert is a huge advocate of health and wellbeing and is a worldwide speaker on the subjects. Company Director Dr Marc A Ronert. M.D,Ph.D is a European Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon as well as a Fellow of the European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.  You can read their story Here

Total Overnight Retinol Masque is from the Ageless collection which hosts products specifically designed to tackle the signs of ageing, the  AHA blends, nutripeptides, retinols, lightening agents and anti-oxidants are aimed at producing younger looking skin. Skin that looks older, photo-damaged, pigmented, dull or tired they say will benefit from this collection.

The masque is contained in a plastic pump system container ensuring that each application is the freshest it can be, it has an almost clinical fragrance to it, there is nothing flowery or fussy about this product it is pure skincare, for those of you that shy away from the use of retinols for fear of harsh peeling, this product will not produce those results, it is a rich creamy mask that has something the company call water bank technology to lock in moisture.



Image Skincare AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque

Used 2-3 nights a week it produces fabulous results, as always with Retinol use SPF during the day as your skin will be more sensitive during this period, a thin layer of the cream is applied to cleansed skin at night, I advise doing it a little while before bed to give it time to be absorbed, and in the morning you literally rinse away with warm water, my skin definitely benefited on the nights I used this masque, It was super hydrated with the fine lines appearing softened, and my skin had a definite firmness to the touch, you could be tempted to use this more often than the recommended 2-3 nights as the results are apparent, I wouldn't though, less is more in this case.

Key ingredients :


  • KemSpheres™
  • Retinol 3%
  • Senestem™
  • Marine Filling Spheres
  • Syn Coll
  • SoluMoist
  • Fibre Boost plus Citrus
As Image Skincare Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque is a cosmecutical it is only currently available from stockists, call  0345 504 0461 to find your nearest.

Lyn 💋


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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Transformulas Ageless Beauty ArmLift




Transformulas Ageless Beauty ArmLift
Transformulas Ageless Beauty ArmLift




Hi Gorgeous
If you are a beautiful 20-30 something you won't have yet discovered the "arm thing "  I can remember admiring a little bolero top a lady was wearing years ago, and she replied "oh I only wear it because of the "arm thing"  I smiled having no flipping clue what she was talking about !  I now know ....lucky me !


Transformulas Ageless Beauty ArmLift

As we age it's not only facial skin that shows signs of age, in a cruel twist of fate our inner upper arms can be a huge giveaway, yep something else !!!   The brand Transformulas market themselves as beauty without surgery, I have to admit to raising an eyebrow when I first heard this, but since discovering different products from the brand I have so far been really impressed.

Transformulas Hydration Gold 

Transformulas Lip Volume


Transformulas Ageless Beauty ArmLift
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Arm Lift is a serum formula that you apply morning and night to your problem area's, I first thought this would be one of those fake temporary tightening treatments, it isn't, while you do get a good looking first impression, the longer you use it the better the skin looks,  the "arm thing" looks visibly better, I have to admit to trying out other products that claim to do the same and given up feeling despondent, this really is a keeper, I have seen a huge improvement in the quality of the skin, of course you are not going to end up with taught tight skin but the texture and appearance is most certainly improved.

Ingredients:


Tyr-arg Diseptide – Treats and prevents slackened skin.
Glycofilm –  UV and pollution protection prevents ageing and cellular damage.

Wild Water Mint – Tones, refreshes and stimulating.
Amino Acid – Hydrates and boosts elastin to increase firmness, brighten skin and improve clarity.
Idealift – A clinically tested ingredient that restores skin elasticity.
Gransil DMCM-5 – Primes the skin with wrinkle filling spheres, instantly smoothing.
Halosphere N – Instantly evens out skin tone pigmentation and blurs the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and bumpy skin.

I love this product, and would definitely purchase it in the future.
Find it Here 

Lyn 💋

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Gosh AW17 To Party in London Shadow Collection

Gosh AW17 To Party in London Shadow Collection

Hi Loves

There are so many shadow Palettes on the market it's easy to get overwhelmed and think you need them all, I have the Tee shirt to prove it !

But every new season brings a new delight from Gosh Copenhagen, and having sampled their shadows previously, you can read about them Here   and Here


Gosh AW17 To Party in London Shadow Collection


This Latest jem is titled To Party in London, it consists of 9 shades that are all perfect for the upcoming Autumn Winter season with shades from roses and browns alongside shades of grey and gold in both metallic and pearl this is the perfect evening palette for partying  anywhere not just London as it's name suggests.


Gosh AW17 To Party in London Shadow Collection


The shades are highly pigmented with little fall out, they stay put and I have found especially with the Gosh Eyeshadow primer they last well into the night without creasing, with a good sized mirror in the compact I find these incredible value for the quality of product you are getting. 


Gosh AW17 To Party in London Shadow Collection


Gosh AW17 To Party in London Shadow Collection


Perfume and Paraben free and as always with Gosh Vegan and NOT tested on animals.

A handy Tip from Gosh's Global Makeup Artist Sidsel Marie Bog is to use a creamy shadow stick underneath the shades to really add depth and dimension.

 Check out Gosh To Party In London Shadows Here 

Lyn 💋ᐇ



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Susies Snappy Swimsuits

Susies Snappy Swimsuits

Hi Loves
I can almost guarantee you wouldn't have heard of Susie's Snappy Swimsuits, I hadn't until I was contacted by founder Susie Martin, once I took a look at the costume I was literally blown away by the sheer genius of something so simple.

Susies Snappy Swimsuits

While on holiday with her Mum and struggling to get out of their cossies for the loo, Susie had what can only be described as a light bulb moment, and realised there was a simple solution to this age old problem. Until now our options were to struggle or pull to one side and risk peeing on your own hand !  Susie has solved the problem by putting poppers on the crotch like a bodysuit. ( I told you it was genius )  Now here's the thing.  This is the only design worldwide that does this !  Susie did her research and set about designing an sourcing the best materials for her swimsuit.

Susies Snappy Swimsuits


The swimsuit itself is made of a beautiful Italian ethically sourced fabric, it has a hold in front panel, which is super comfy to wear, I have tried ones that literally feel like a corset, this one gives you a good silhouette without squeezing the lumps out somewhere else. It has adjustable straps and soft padded bra cups, with a side ruche and faux tie that really does flatter the tummy area,  and best of all 3 snap shut poppers for ease of escape, the suit is made in England.

Susies Snappy Swimsuits


The thing that occurred to me with this swimsuit is how perfect it would be for anyone that suffers any type of incontinence, not just bladder incontinence but possibly for Crohns/Colitis sufferers who literally don't have time to faff around escaping out of a swimsuit.

Susies Snappy Swimsuits



Photo taken from Website


Photo taken from website

To me this design is both flattering and functional.

80% Polyamide
20% Elastane
Care: Gentle machine wash, max 40 or hand wash, air dry


It washes beautifully, I have machine washed mine with no fading or loss of shape.

Details of the Swimsuit can be found on Susie's Website at www.susiessnappyswimsuits.co.uk

The Company offer a 7 days returns policy and are currently offering readers of The Lavender Barn 10%  discount by using code SNAPL10

Lyn 💋




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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Joan Collins Class Act Lash Growth Serum

Joan Collins Class Act Lash Growth Serum
Joan Collins Class Act Lash Growth Serum 

Hiya Darlins

Eyelashes, you either love yours or hate them, there is pretty much no in between, personally I am happy with my lashes although if you follow my instagram account the lavenderbarnltd you will see that this last week I have been playing with false lashes, I don't need false lashes but as they are such a thing at the moment I wanted a little play, my only fear is that they will ruin my own lashes that I have been working really hard on over the last month.


Joan Collins Class Act Lash Growth Serum


I have been using the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Class Act Lash Growth Treatment. it comes as always with Joan Collins Beauty a beautifully elegant gold metal case mascara tube with a super fine clear brush.   The serum can be used alone on no make up days, I prefer to use it as part of my night time routine, make up off, serum on, you can also wear it under mascara although for me, I felt when I tried this that I was removing the serum somehow and it wouldn't work as well, but that's just me you may find it easier to use it that way.


Joan Collins Class Act Lash Growth Serum


It is Opthamology tested and gave no signs of irritation at all, in fact I don't ever feel as though I am wearing anything, now..........the website says that you will see 169% increase in length and 13% increase in fullness after 30 days.  as I have no way to measure my lashes I cannot confirm or deny this statement, but what I will say is that my lashes definitely appear thicker and dare I say it, slightly longer, for me though, the real benefit of using a lash serum is that I feel I am healing and conditioning my lashes while sleeping, at the end of the day we condition our hair so why not our lashes ?  I remember donkeys years ago sleeping with Vaseline on my lashes, ewww that was pretty gross as I recall.

Find Joan Collins Lash Growth Serum on her website 

Lyn 💋



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Monday, 7 August 2017

Top 5 Beauty Favourites for July



Hiya Darlins

Well it's that time again !  seriously where is this year going ?

My top 5 in July.




Goldfaden Md Detox Clarifying Facial Wash




Goldfafen MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash
Goldfafen MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash 


Rita Hazan New York 


Rita Hazan New York
Rita Hazan New York 


Flagrant Delice Perfume, Terry De Gunzburg 


Flagrant Delice Terry De Gunzburg
Flagrant Delice Terry De Gunzburg


La Roche-Posay Invisible Fresh Mist Spray SPF50 


La Roche-Posay Invisible  Fresh Mist Spray SPF50
La Roche-Posay Invisible  Fresh Mist Spray SPF50


Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Compact Duo 


Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Compact Duo
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Compact Duo

That's it from me for another month, this is one of the hardest things to do ever, these are the list of extra love products, as you know I only ever write about products I love so it's hard to choose the ones to give extra love every month.

Lyn 💋





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