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



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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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Thursday, 23 November 2017

#AD L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up





Hiya Darlins

As you know I am what is deemed to be an "Older Woman".  Older than what I'm not quite sure, but those of you that know me know this really isn't an issue for me, as oddly enough my insides still feel the same as when I was 20!  I remember years ago asking my Mum when I would feel like a grown up? Her answer was " Oh Lyn you never will"  and it was true. Nowadays I look in the mirror and there is a grown up looking back at me, phew when did that happen?

I think we have all gone through that mirror moment, where you suddenly realise that the texture of your skin isn't quite the same; your lids are not as taught as they once were, but you know what?  I don't flipping care, I love this age, I love the fact that we no longer worry about nipping to the shop with no "face" on.  Nowadays we have so so much choice! We can choose to be the best version of us possible, we can choose to feel gorgeous without the worry of what the world will think of us.  I honestly think that now is the best time to be an "Older woman".  Previous generations had the one compact and same shade of lipstick for years and now we are spoilt for choice, or are we?

There is more makeup than you can shake a stick at on the market today. We could brush, blend, cut crease, contour etc etc. Or do we just look at this array and think hmmm maybe when I was younger!
The thing is all of this gorgeousness is aimed at a different generation, not on purposeI don't think the intention was to exclude us but our needs are different to when we were 20 something.  I think any make up can be worn at any age but I am now doing a happy dance being able to give you the news that we now have our very own High Street range.

L'Oreal  Paris are the first high street brand to take the need of older skin into account and have designed a range of makeup specifically for us. We have different needs and they have addressed these with the creation of L'Oreal Age Perfect Makeup.


 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up
 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up


Age Perfect Anti Ageing Radiant Foundation

Available in 13 shades, this medium to full coverage foundation applies really easilyI have tried it with brush, beauty blender and fingers. I prefer a brush and found the application quick and easyI featured a photo of me wearing this on Instagram while I was testing it out, only to be accused by "family" members of using a photo filter (how very rude) and I now regret not stating the #nofilter tag in case anyone else thought the same. This foundation gives you the soft glow finish that blurs fine lines and wrinkles, literally stays put all day way into the night. And quite frankly is like nothing I have experienced before for the price.


 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up



 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up


Age Perfect Satin Glow Blush

Available in 4 shades, shown here are 110 Peach & 101 Rosewood.
Both of these shades are gently flattering for any complexion. While being powder formula they are soft and blend beautifully. Complete with their own little brush the handy compact can be popped into your bag for a quick brighten up during the day.  Although when I tested these out I didn't feel the need to top up through the day, I just did a quick pep up for the evening. The beauty of this blush is that it has no glitter and just gives a delicate flush to your cheeks.


 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up



Age Perfect Lash Magnifier

This mascara is available in Black & Brown. It will give you a great one coat, but if like me you prefer fuller lashes it builds beautifully and I found it perfect with 2 coats. Not only will it give you great looking lashes it contains Pro Keratin & Filloxane which will strengthen the lashes and prevent breakage. I personally think a good mascara is largely based on the brush, this wand has tightly packed soft bristles that coat each lash individually with a tapered end to ensure you get every last tiny lash available.


 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up




Age Perfect Brow Magnifier

This Dual end pencil is available in Taupe Grey & Ash Blond. Soft enough not to scratch yet hard enough to stay in place. These pencils really are suited to any complexion and will not give you the look at me in your face brow that has become so fashionable nowadays, but allow you to gently frame the eyes with neat brows that look natural but groomed. The brush end is ideal for brushing before application and tidying up on completion.

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up

 L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make Up



Age Perfect Anti Feathering Lip Liner

Available in 6 shades. One of the nightmares of getting older is having lipstick creep into your lip lines! You start the day looking great but catch a glance in a mirror and whoa, crazy paving!
This lip liner cures that problem once and for all. The soft texture is comfortable to apply, in fact they are so nice you could actually use them as a lipstick or as a base for your lipstick. But as lip liner they work beautifully, giving your lips the fullness and definition that fades as we get grown up.









Age Perfect Le Rouge Lumiere Lipstick 

Available in 12 shades and designed to suit all complexions, this is not just a lipstick! As you can see the centre of the lipstick is filled with moisturising balm that will condition your lips and give a smoother texture. Which is noticeable from the very first wear but will also continue to work over time plumping the look of the lips. I found these super moisturising but not at all greasy. They were comfortable to wear and didn't feel heavy or sticky, more like a lightweight balm but with exceptional colour hold.



So, there we have it.  Finally a High Street range that has taken us from invisible to fabulous. I personally don't think we are invisible, some of the most beautiful women I have ever met have that sparkle in their eyes that comes from knowledge and inner confidence.  I love this new range not only for the products but for what it stands for US, YOU AND ME, my personal favourite is the foundation.

The whole range is currently on offer at Boots.com 

Lyn x 


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Monday, 20 November 2017

Thats'So On The Go Sun Makeup

Thats'So On The Go Sun Makeup


Hi Loves

Do you tan in Winter ?  I know a lot of girls who tan all year round, I personally don't but I do like to have a bit of a tan with a special occasion outfit, and at this time of year there are plenty of reasons to get dolled up.

I have just discovered That'sSo the Italian brand of self tan that won Editors Choice in the 2017 Beauty Shortlist Awards.  This little can can get you from pale and interesting to riviera glam in 3 hours.  Developed without the ingredient Ethryluose means no more "biscuit" smell and no more streaks, this simple spray can gets into all the nooks and crannies with an ultra fine mist, the fact that the spray is coloured is pretty helpful as you can see where you have been, but it doesn't leave a colour on the skin so you can dress and go without lurking around in the freezing cold hoping no one calls at the door !
 I didn't use a mitt I simply sprayed and smoothed with my hand, the main thing for me with That'sSo is that your skin is instantly moisturised, derived from Sugar Cane and including Aloe Vera this handy can also contains a little peptide called Matrixyl which is said to have anti-ageing properties and brings a delightful fragrance to the spray.  


Thats'So On The Go Sun Makeup


It did give a great result which had me studying for errors and I have to be fair and say and couldn't find any and it was seriously impressive, this is 100% going to be part of my Christmas outfit look and will more than likely be replaced in time for Summer.

www.thatssoskincare.com 


Check out That'so Here 

Lyn x 


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Sunday, 19 November 2017

No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation




No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation


Hi Loves
This time of year foundation tends to be a part of our daily routines  just as cleaning our teeth, in Summer it's an option although I personally find it essential in Winter ( teeth cleaning all seasons :) 

No7 from Boots is well known for its Lift & Luminate skincare range I have written about the serums previously here  I had high hopes for the Lift & Luminate Triple Action Foundation and to be fair I really wasn't disappointed,  a creamy medium coverage which actually builds easily if you need a heavier cover, 14 shades from Calico to Mocha, the range does however err on the light side as Mocha isn't terribly dark so probably not suited to everyone in terms of shade.


No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation


Why is it Triple Action I hear you ask ?  or maybe that's just me hearing voices in my head again !

Well there are actually 4 key benefits as far as I can tell so I'm unsure which are the triple.


  • Enriched with skincare ingredients so it actually does your skin good while wearing.
  • Flexible formula that stays in place all day.
  • Light reflecting blurring properties.
  • All day hydration with SPF 15.
It has an air light feel and feels more like applying  skincare than makeup, I tried with brush, blender and fingers, I found a brush to be best personally it blends really easily, lasts right the way through until evening which is pretty good for me as I am a nightmare for touching my face.  There was very little colour change through the day, applying at 7.00 am and by 11.00pm it obviously didn't look as fresh but it was still there giving cover, it tends to ride over the lines and wrinkles rather than instantly sink in,  giving a really smooth finish and definitely diminishing fine lines.

Suitable for all skin types this foundation gives a dewy look to the skin whilst still seeming semi matte, I know that's quite a contradiction but it's the best description I can give it, meaning you don't look over shiny or greasy.

If it looks this good on us oldies I can imagine it being fabulous on younger skin.


Lyn  x


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Friday, 10 November 2017

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

Hiya Darlins

We can be forgiven for not having heard of Tonya Crooks aka The BrowGal here in the UK, if you are one of my stateside readers I am probably preaching to the converted.   I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Tonya at a press event, off her own back she offered to do my brows,  keeping in mind that she had worked all day !  and I can say without any hesitation she is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to chat to, she is one of those women that you would love as a best friend, she is warm, open and incredibly trendy !

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


She worked her magic while we chatted, men, kids and food, and handed me a mirror when she had finished and quite frankly I could have got a bit emosh, I have never seen them look so good, to the point that I was showing off all over social media and didn't want to remove my makeup that evening.

Brows nowadays have become the number one thing you look at when talking to someone, who ever knew that would happen ?  My own brows are not something that I would say are a feature, they have been abused over the years trying to keep up with trends and most people of my generation will remember plucking to within a single hair line.  I have spent time and effort trying to rectify these mistakes, Tonya didn't bat an eyelid and explained the products she used to give me the "Brows of my life"

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


The BrowGal Convertible Brow Duo


 This great little palette gives you the option to either use dry powder or mix with water for a pomade, I have tried this both ways, it worked equally as well with either option and the pomade turned out to be better than the one I currently use in that it gave a smoother finish, also you can custom mix the shades for colour perfection. The palette comes in 3 variations, dark hair 01, brown hair 02 and fair hair 03 shown here. Inside the packaging you will find full instructions so it's perfect for even the novice.

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks


The BrowGal Eyebrow Pencil 

When is a pencil not just a pencil ?  How many eyebrow pencils do we have to try to get the perfect one ?  I have tried lots, they are either scratchy and you have to get almost sore brows trying to apply them, or so soft it's like applying lipstick only to find it wiped off halfway through the day !

This is pencil paradise, just the right texture and coupled with Brow Gel will last right into the night, apart from the fact that Taupe shown here is a perfect shade for me my favourite thing about this pencil is the built in sharpener, I know this is not a new concept however, this is the only one I have ever experienced that didn't chew up the wood of the pencil !  each and every time you get a perfect precision sharp point enabling you to draw even the tiniest single hair strokes.
Available in 6 shades and complete with capped spoolie brush on the other end ensures you have a smooth finish to the finished brow.


The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil

This amazing double ended chunky pencil is used after your eyebrow pencil and before eyebrow gel, used to give perfect definition and to cover any stray little odd hairs that may need hiding, apply and blend the matte end of the pencil before adding the shimmer end which highlights the brow bone giving a beautifully defined look to your shape, available in Nude/Gold or Champagne/Cherub           ( shown here) if you have never used one of these before you will be shocked by the difference it makes, you suddenly end up with perfect definition and a really professional looking finish.


The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel 

This clear waterproof gel gives the final touch to your fabulous brows, only a tiny amount is needed to smooth the hairs and fix your brows into place, It has a medium hold so your brows don't look or feel crispy, it doesn't  flake and is specifically designed for use over pencil. If you are a gym lover or keen on exercise you will find this invaluable as it is sweat proof, meaning you keep both brows in class !  used correctly the 5ml tube will last around 60 days.





The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

The BrowGal Brow Brush

This brush has the perfect angle for achieving a perfect look including shading tiny hairs, finished off with the spoolie for completely tidying the finished brow. You will find the spoolie comes into it's own when shaping the brows for plucking or waxing, The BrowGal also supply a range of tools for complete brow perfection.


Just opened in Selfridges London, you can visit the counter for expert advice and tuition or you can find the BrowGal with worldwide shipping Here
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Top 5 Beauty Favourites in October





Hi Loves

I am so late with this line up It will be December before we know it !  Here are my top 5 favourites for October, I'm sure some of these will be no surprise, and in fact this was particularly hard this time as October was filled with gorgeousness.

Once again in no particular order

XIP Professional Platinum Passion Eyeshadow Collection




Babor Age-ID Serum Foundation





Beauty Expert 12 Days Of Christmas




No Mo -Stache 




Erno Laszlo Hydra Therapy Memory Sleep Mask




So there we are for another month, I swear I don't know where the weeks are flying to at the moment !

Hope you are all well and happy.

Lyn  x
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Cult51 Gardenia Candle


Cult51 Gardenia Candle
Cult51 Gardenia Candle


Hiya Gorgeous

If you are anything like me, you will have a bit of a candle obsession. Not only in the winter I burn fragranced candles all year, just to keep the house smelling nice.

As a candle connoisseur you will already know there is a vast difference in quality and I'm not just talking about price as I honestly don't think that is always an indicator, for me they absolute key to a good candle is not just the initial fragrance it's about the fragrance being identical even at the very last drop of wax in the jar.  I recently had a nice little surprise, as you will know if you are a regular here I have written about the skincare brand Cult51 previously, you can read about the Day Cream here   and Night Cream here  What I didn't know was that they had launched a Limited Edition candle in March of this year.


Cult51 Gardenia Candle


As always with Cult51 the packaging is perfection, I expected the brands trademark purple but I am pleased to say the candle being in black & silver sits perfectly with any decor, a smart move I think :)

Hand Poured in the UK with a lead free wick this candles offers a burn time of around 40 hours.  The scent of Gardenia literally fills the room alongside Bergamot and Orange Blossom you couldn't fail to love it, as I was saying earlier to me a candle is a room fragrance and this one really only needed to be left on for a short while to fill the room, in fact the fragrance was slightly evident the following morning !

I would never have thought to shop for a candle with Cult51, but I am glad they have introduced it to the collection if only for a Limited period.


 Cult51.com 


Lyn 💋



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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm Sensitive Hydrogel Mask

Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm Sensitive Hydrogel Mask



Hi Gorgeous

As you know I have recently started to become familiar with the Brand Erno Laszlo and wrote about the Hydra Therapy Memory Sleep Mask Here .

This is a new different mask this time, a sheet mask for those of us that want a quick and easy result.  The mask is Hydrogel and feels like a cool wet film on the face and unusual sensation that isn't unpleasant, just different if it's your first time trying one, I personally love the feel of them, and go as far as to keep them in the fridge ! Simply peel off the backing paper and apply to clean bare skin, relax for 15-20 minutes, this particular mask is exceptionally good in that it doesn't slip and slide off your face as some do, so if you wanted to you could carry on with tasks while masking, I tend to use it as an excuse to totally relax.


Be afraid, be very afraid !


This mask will give your skin unrivalled hydration and is ideal for using in preparation to a special night out as it will leave your skin fully hydrated and plumped, therefore minimising fine lines.  The anti inflammatory effects of the mask ensure you have an even tone to your complexion, contains Rose Oil for soothing, Honeysuckle extract for producing an even skin tone and Skullcap Root from the Mint family to promote cell renewal.


Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm Sensitive Hydrogel Mask



Whilst I have said it's ideal for a night out I tend to mask at least once a week and often twice, for me it's like a little salon home treatment and my excuse to really just close my eyes and float away for a little while, or a long while as I have done previously !


Find Erno Laszlo at QVC 

Lyn x 

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BrandAlley Huge Designer Discounts




Hi Darlins

This is going to be a very quick post as I just felt the need to share with you a website that I stumbled across last night when looking for gifts, ( as you do )  lots and lots of websites offer discounts throughout the year but this is a permanent discount site on designer brands, such as Kate Spade, who doesn't love a Kate Spade planner ?  Ted Baker, Bombay Duck, Gucci, and many many more.


Hobbs was £269.00 now £99.00

I am not talking about a couple of pounds off, I am talking 70-80 % on  most things, I saw leather bags which were to die for down from over £200.00 to £39.00 !!

One of my favourite Beauty Brands Studio10  which you can read my post on here Currently has 50% Discount.

Anyway, it gives you somewhere else to browse, please note I am not paid by or asked by BrandAlley to write this post.

Here is a £10.00 off code for you.  CODE   definitely worth taking a look in my opinion.

Lyn  x 

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Monday, 6 November 2017

Superdrug B Strong Day / Night Cream


Superdrug B Strong Day / Night Cream
Superdrug B Strong Day / Night Cream 


Hi Loves

You may or may not know about the B range of skincare from Superdrug. It is a complete range that covers skin in all its stages and B Strong is stage 5 in the range that covers skin at 60 plus. 

As You know I recently wrote about a fabulous report that was complied by Superdrug on the thoughts of women over 50 on beauty, ageing and skincare, you can read it here , I personally found it really interesting.  The aim of B Strong is to rehydrate, redensify and recushion your skin after the age of 60, I love the idea that the range covers all ages and doesn't stop at 50 like most skincare, if you have never experienced own brand skincare from Superdrug you really are missing out, during my 2 plus years blogging I have tried out quite a bit in the own brand ranges and have never been disappointed, you are getting good quality products at super bargain prices, with no millions of pounds being given to air brushed supermodels in advertising campaigns, just good value no frills products that work.

Superdrug B Strong Day / Night Cream


Currently there is a Day Cream and Night Cream in the Phase 5, I am rather hoping to see a cleanser and a serum introduced, and for me that would be the range pretty much completed in terms of a good basic collection, as you know I always think of eye creams as an add on rather than an essential, but that's just my opinion.   

AT THE TIME OF WRITING THESE PRODUCTS ARE BUY ONE GET ONE FREE MAKING THEM £7.25 EACH  CLICK HERE



B Strong Phase 5 Day Cream 50 ml

Used directly after cleansing I found this cream to be rich but not greasy, it absorbed into the skin easily without leaving a heavy residue, it did leave a very slight film which made the application of foundation easy without primer.   I used this on my face neck and decolletage, I did use it around my eyes, but take care not to get it into the eyes,  to be honest at the price it was easy to be generous with the cream without feeling guilty, my skin definitely had a bounce to it and looked fresh and hydrated, but the thing that impressed me the most was that the hydration levels lasted, even on a full day out my foundation pretty much stayed in place, and I suffered with no dry patches or "oranging" of the foundation which can often happen once your moisturiser disappears or stops working.  It truly does what it says on the box. 

One of the things I absolutely love about these products is that although the same style the two jars are different colours, the Day Cream is White and the Night Cream has a slightly Blue hue to it, why is this a big deal ? I hear you ask,
Well, if you are anything like me being without reading specs on in the bathroom or bedroom has in the past seen me applying the wrong products by guessing which jar I am picking up, how many times do we do this with shampoo & conditioner when they come in the same packaging ?  I'm not sure if this was intentional for us focally challenged people but it was a good move on the designers for Superdrug !


Superdrug B Strong Day / Night Cream


B Strong Stage 5 Night Cream 50ml

Again used directly after cleansing, the night cream is much richer and more luxuriant feeling than the day cream, it leaves a much heavier film on the skin although still not greasy and sticky, you don't feel as though it is going to slide off in the night. Again I used it on the eye area, down the neck and way way down the decolletage, almost to nip level !  on waking my skin was truly soft and bright with dare I say a more refined texture, I have seen similar results from night creams costing 4 x the price, so the adage *you get what you pay* for is blown straight out of the water !

With both of these creams I have not tested them for months so cannot give you long term results, I wanted to get this review out to you so that you could take an advantage of the offer that is currently running.

I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with these creams if you are looking for good value skincare at 60 plus.

Lyn x 




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