Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas






Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas
Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas 


Hiya Darlins

Tomorrow is the day that this amazing value box releases on www.BeautyExpert.com.

I half wanted to leave this reveal until we were nearer to the big day as traditionally the 12 days of Christmas are from Christmas Day ( which happens to be my birthday 😉 )  through to the New Year, however this is going to sell out FAST the box has a value of over £340.00 in cult beauty  products and retails at the amazing saving of just £100. 00  making it either the ideal Christmas gift or indeed the best present to yourself ever !  the savings are crazy and follow on from a  post you may have read that I wrote recently on the value of beauty gift boxes.

Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas

Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas

Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas

I have to be honest I was like a kid at Christmas opening the little drawers,  I see many many Advent Calendars all over social media and don't really get excited about mini products I will admit they are handy for holidays but as far as value for money ??   This beautiful box contains ONLY full size products, the construction is way to good to throw away and I have already decided this is a keeper, it's perfect for organising your beauty bits and bobs.   I do in a way feel as though I am giving away a surprise by showing the contents but you will see it on the site tomorrow, it can be pre-ordered today to make sure you don't miss out.


Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas


I have mixed up the contents and the days to leave a little surprise for you.

Contents include in no particular order ;

  • Korres Almond Cherry Shower Gel 
  • Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream
  • Gatineau Floracil Plus Gentle Eye Make up Remover
  • Eve Lom Kiss Mix Colour 
  • Algentist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
  • Cult 51 Night Cream
  • Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil 
  • Skimono Beauty Mask
  • Filorga Nutri Filler -Lips
  • Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
  • Balanceme Instant Lift Primer
  • Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid
How good is that list ?


What savings have you found in gift boxes ? I would love to know.

Lyn  x


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Monday, 30 October 2017

CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat

CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat
CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat



Hi Loves

We all know the trauma of getting a manicure or spending an evening doing your nails only to see it chipping and peeling within a couple of days, bearing in mind that nowadays we have dishwashers and rarely get on our hands and knees to wash the floor by hand.  If you are anything like me, and I hope for the sake of your hands and nails you aren't, my hands are constantly in bleach, I fail to ever wear gloves for housework or gardening and should really hang my head in shame for the abuse I put them through.

I have recently been testing out CND Vinylux range of polishes, WHO ? I hear you cry.  CND are not a brand you may be familiar with and in all honesty I don't know why as the range is immense, with oils and treatments included.  On to the polishes, I have four shades plus a top coat to show you.

CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat
Cashmere Wrap

CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat
Radiant Chill

CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat
Berry Boudoir

 
CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat
Eternal Midnight


CND VINYLUX Polish & Topcoat
Weekly Top Coat


These polishes are designed to give you 7 days wear, the brush is the first thing that will strike you, the perfect shape and size for a really easy application, the formula itself needs two coats for full coverage and dries fairly quickly, the magical finish is the Weekly Top Coat, that gives a gloss that is out of this world, I doubt you have ever experienced a shine like it, the gloss will dull slightly on around day three so to keep it like glass I suggest a quick top up, the whole manicure lasted a full 5 days, not the 7 as advertised, that said, as previously mentioned I made no attempt to look after the manicure so I would imagine a normal person would easily get the full 7 days, I could have pushed it to 6 or 7 days as the chips were nothing major, but I was keen to try new shades ! 

If you usually shell out on shellac ( no pun intended) at a salon, this polish will give you huge savings in terms of cost and time.


CND VINYLUX WEEKLY TOP COAT - 15ml

CND Vinylux Nail Polish, Cashmere Wrap


Lyn 💋


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Ten under Ten Pounds


Hi Loves  

I have been thinking about the days when I was a suit wearing commuter and used to fill Santa sacks of little goodies for my girls, stocking fillers, secret Santa's and little table gifts needn't be some old bit of toot that nobody actually wants, and forcing them to give the polite & embarrassing "Thanks it's lovely" all the time thinking..... Christ another one for the charity shop !
I have been searching for little bits that should cause a genuine smile and won't break the bank.
So here are Ten under a Tenner.

roger and gallat fleur de figuier handcream
6.50 
AROMAWORKS SINGLE SERENITY AROMABOMB 7.50
LANOLIPS XMAS TINTED RHUBARB LIP GLOSS BAUBLE  7.99
BUBBLE T FIZZ & BUBBLE BATH FACTORY  8.00
CAUDALIE DIVINE OIL BAUBLE 8.00
DHC REVITALIZING MOISTURE STRIP: EYES - 6 APPLICATIONS 8.75


STARSKIN DREAMKISS™ PLUMPING AND HYDRATING BIO-CELLULOSE LIP MASK (2 MASKS)8.50



GIN & TONIC LIP BALM 3.50

NUXE WINTER TREASURES SET 6.50




All of these can be found at www.marksandspencer.com  &  www.beautyexpert.com


Lyn x





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Sunday, 29 October 2017

YourGoodSkin




YourGoodSkin
YourGoodSkin 



Hi Loves
This is an interesting one, Boots commissioned thousands of women over a two year period to share their skincare stories both good and bad, it was over this period and with this information that the dermatologists at Boots developed the range YourGoodSkin, it is formulated for all skin types and with specific problem solvers Boots are so confident that we will love it, they are offering a 28 day money back guarantee. Launched this month in store and online.
 ( confident indeed ! )

The interesting thing about this range is that the community of women are still talking, and daily hundreds are joining the conversation, so not only can you do the 28 day cycle, which is actually in line with the skins natural cycle, you can chat with others doing the same routine and compare notes on the community page    I don't usually mention prices in my posts but in this case I have been blown away, I have literally just looked at the prices and can honestly say I am shocked !  in a nice way, not in a million years would you expect this level of skincare at these prices.

I have 3 items from the range starting with;


YourGoodSkin
YourGoodSkin  Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser


YourGoodSkin  Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser
YourGoodSkin  Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

YourGoodSkin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser 125 ml

This creamy rich fragrance free formulation is massaged into dry skin where is melts make up dirt and oil, removed with a fresh muslin cloth and warm water, your skin is left clean and glowing, the muslin also aids in light exfoliation, remarkably at this price there are two cloths included. Contains Green Tea, Vitamin C and Bisabolol  ( essential oil from German Chamomile)  used for it's healing and anti inflammatory properties. Suitable for even sensitive skin types. Do NOT get this in your eyes.


YourGoodSkin Purifying Treatment Mask
YourGoodSkin Purifying Treatment Mask 


YourGoodSkin Purifying Treatment Mask 125 ml

This was a real surprise for me, as a mineral clay mask I expected it to dry to a crisp and draw on the skin, it did neither, it is a 5 minute mask which in all honesty I didn't think would be long enough to do anything, I was proved wrong.  A creamy consistency which didn't dry or pull, it rinsed off fairly easily and left my skin feeling ridiculously good in literally 5 minutes !  It's fair to say I was impressed, again containing Green Tea, Vitamin C and Bisabolol it is suitable for all skin types, and is paraben and fragrance free.  at £ 5.49 for this huge tube it's a bargain !


 YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate

YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate


YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate 30 ml

This serum has been specifically designed to improve 5 key signs.

  1. Skin Texture
  2. Moisture Levels
  3. Oiliness
  4. Skin Tone Evenness
  5. Radiance
Use after cleansing and before day cream SPF/ Night cream you don't need a huge amount simply smoothed over the face it gives a perfect base for your next cream, The skin is left feeling comfortable and plumped, visually brighter and more hydrated I have to say this serum compares well to others I have tried at 3 times the price.

I have used all three of these products and am genuinely impressed at the quality for the price, I didn't see any real differences in my skin as in fairness to the products my skin gets a lot of treatments in the course of this blog so it would be difficult to see a vast change, however if I were looking for a one stop shop for skincare I would be tempted to go with a whole regime from Your Good Skin, I think if you are looking to start a new routine you would be hard pressed to find better skincare at this price.


YourGoodSkin is currently on offer with Buy one get one half price Here 


Lyn   x 


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Friday, 27 October 2017

Beauty Expert Gift Sets




Hi Loves

I got to thinking today while doing a bit of online early gift shopping, about the huge savings there are to be made by buying beauty gift sets, I don't just mean for gifts I am thinking more along the lines of a treat to yourself, I have been looking at a few this evening and doing some rough mental calculations of what the contents would cost if purchased individually and I am thinking this really is the way to go to grab some huge savings.

I have picked out a few here, that I may or may not have added to my personal shopping list !












DECLÉOR LIVE LIFE IN GOLD: ANTI-AGEING GIFT SET WORTH (£180.00)  80.00 free delivery

These and many more can be found at BeautyExpert.com

Lyn X


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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment

Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment


Hiya Darlins

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to attend a fabulous event where I met Emma Hardie and watched her demonstrate her latest innovation in skincare. Known for her best selling Moringa Cleansing Balm 


Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment

Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment


this time round Emma has been concentrating on the neck and chin area, we all know neck and hands are a dead giveaway when it comes to looking a bit "weathered"  I remember as a child being fascinated by my music teachers wattle wobbling throughout the class, fortunately nowadays we are far more aware of skincare and wobbling wattles seem to be a thing of the past thank goodness, that said today we have our own problems caused by our modern times,
 * Tec Neck * is actually a thing, have you ever stopped to think about the fact that nowadays we are constantly looking downwards at phones and screens causing unnecessary double chins.


Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment


Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment
Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment





Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment


I have a bit of a confession, while watching the demonstration I was more fascinated by Emma's neck and chin than what was polite, because let's be right if you are bringing a product to the market people are going to look at you for living proof, well I am here to tell you that she is, her neck defies belief, to the point that I actually asked her if she uses her own product to which she replied "  yes, for 6  months" 


Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment


I learnt about lymphatic drainage which was fascinating as a lot of the jawline is just puffiness that can be reduced at home, if you have ever had a facial it explains the pinching around the jawline.  The product itself ; A skin firming tightening treatment is a light textured serum type formula that is dispensed through the metal roller system attached to the tube, remove the lid, twist the tube to the on position and roll the serum down your neck and decolletage from the jawline, Emma advised using firm downward strokes to drain the lymph glands, I found this really uncomfortable and discovered that this area was a bit tender, not one to give in I persevered and after a really short period began to enjoy the process and started looking forward to using it to the point that I missed doing it one night and actually missed it !!

There is a visible difference almost immediately in the firmness of the jaw line, mine looked less puffy and had far more definition, after a few weeks of use I can honestly say that this improves the look and texture of the skin, it absorbs easily and although there is a slight tack left on the skin it isn't left greasy.

The product contains LIFTONIN® XPERT, Neodermyl®  a needle free collagen and elastin filler that helps to improve the density, firmness and elasticity of the skin alongside a cocktail of Omega 3,6,9 Inca Inchi Oil and Raspberry Oil to moisturise and protect.

I have taken to laying in bed to do this last step treatment as I am now finding it quite a relaxing process.

Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment Here


Lyn 💋


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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Superdrug LifePlus Report on 50 plus Beauty




Hiya Gorgeous

I wanted to write this ( hopefully ) quick post about a study that was undertaken in August 2017 by Superdrug with 400 + women of over 50, asking them their views on beauty and ageing.  I personally found this report really interesting so wanted to share some of it with you as I think it makes for interesting reading, let me just say that as a 60 year old woman I found the results pleasing although not too surprising, but what I love is that they have actually taken the time to listen.

Us over 50s already know we hold the power and non of us would want to be 20 again, although I would like the energy I had back then, but that's another story.

The Top 10 Interests of this group of 50+ girlies were...

The biggest ageing worries ?



How do these Women feel about ageing now ?

What they think the secret to being youthful is...
This report has been written in conjunction with a fabulous new skincare launch dedicated to the over 60s  B Strong Day & Night creams will be appearing on the blog soon. ( currently being trialled )


Let me know your thoughts on this report, I hope you found it as fascinating as me, I think it just goes to show that older women are stronger and more confident than ever before.

Lyn X




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Mad Beauty | Perfect Stocking Fillers





Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers
Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers




Ho Ho

Forgive me I know it's early, or is it ?  I am beginning to see lots of Christmas promotions appearing already and the shops selling Christmas goodies before we have even had Halloween, so maybe I'm just old fashioned in my desire not to experience the holiday too early, that said this year I am determined not to get caught up in the last minute rush.



Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers


Spiced Apple Reindeer Hand Cream and emery board.


Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers


Moisturising hand sanitizers ideal for popping in your handbag or office drawer.


Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers


Individually wrapped bath bombs, ideal secret Santa.

These stocking fillers from Mad Beauty are the perfect fun gifts for any beauty addict, ideal for secret Santa, teachers gifts or anywhere that you need a good little gift at a bargain price.  I have written about Mad Beauty previously and you can read it here 


Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers


Large Light Bulb Bubble Bath.



Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers

Small light bulb Bath Crystals.


Mad Beauty  |   Perfect Stocking Fillers

Milk Carton Double Cherry Blossom Body Scrub and Bath Lotion.

This time it's a fabulous little collection of fun items that make buying Christmas Gifts as easy as pie.

check out Mad Beauty Here 


Lyn x

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