Sunday, 9 December 2018

ARTDECO Make Up

ARTDECO Make Up
ARTDECO Make Up 


Hiya Beautiful

I had heard of ARTDECO makeup but had not tried it for myself so I have been enjoying testing these 3 items out for you.

The brand Started 30 years ago in Germany and now for the last 15 years has been the market leader in it's country, available in 78 countries across the globe.  For something to have this level of success there has to be something pretty good going on,  I can with hand on heart say there is!  this is makeup at it's absolute best.  The quality and pigmentation is out of this world and it has been a joy to use.



ARTDECO Make Up

ARTDECO Make Up

ARTDECO Make Up
ARTDECO Make Up 



ARTDECO Bronzing Powder Compact 10g

There are a couple of main features to this bronzer that truly make it stand out, firstly it contains Vitamin E so it;s doing you good while you wear it, secondly the lasting power is out of this world, literally day to night without even batting an eyelid.  I have been dual using this compact as the darker shade works beautifully as a contour for those of us that don't want to go too dark, and the lighter side for an all over glow bronze.  You honestly don't even know you are wearing this makeup the formula is creamy yet at the same time finest powder ever.


The compacts are supreme quality, heavyweight with their own mirrors and the softest compact sponges.

ARTDECO Make Up

ARTDECO Make Up
ARTDECO Make Up 



ARTDECO Blush Couture 12g

These three shades of blush each have the lightest shimmer of pearl which lifts the cheeks giving a more radiant finish, all three can be used alone or blended together and one of the really good things is that there is no perfume so no chance of irritation, as with the bronzer the formula is butter soft powder with a feather light super long lasting power. 



ARTDECO Make Up

ARTDECO Make Up

ARTDECO Make Up
ARTDECO Make Up 



ARTDECO Luminous Skin Stick 4.5g

I can honestly say I have had such pleasure using this stick, it has a an iridescent  glow which gives you highlight without glitter ball.  Soft, creamy and incredibly easy to apply. use it to highlight cheekbones, the bridge and tip of your nose, a little above the outer brow bone and a dot in the centre of you forehead literally gives you the best candle lit glow ever. It is one of those products that you will reach for daily and feel lost if you forget to apply it.

Discover the  range HERE

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I have thoroughly enjoyed trying out ARTDECO and have to say it's a keeper.  I am reaching for these products often.

Cruelty Free, animal testing has been banned on cosmetic products in Germany since 1998.


Lyn  x



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Friday, 7 December 2018

Empty Beauty Products Ready For The Recycle Bin





Every now and again I remember to throw my empty bottle and jars into the empties bin as I always want to write about them.  I am blessed to get lots of different products to try out so when something makes the empties bin it must have been extra fabulous for me to actually use it completely up. 


This time around we have Shampoo and Conditioner, Cleansing Oil, Eye Makeup Remover, and Bath & Shower Crystals.







Nivea Double Effect Eye Make Up Remover 125ml

Funnily enough I have never written a blog post about this eye makeup remover but it's the one I find hard to beat and is replaced as soon as its empty regardless of anything else I am trying. 






Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie Bath & Shower Crystals 200g


This has taken me quite a long time to use up, I loved it so much I kept it hidden in the office away from the family, it's one to bring out when you really need the deepest relaxation, it is just heaven to use.





DHC Deep Cleanising Oil 200ml

Probably no surprise here, you have heard me rave about this product for years, it's still a very firm favourite regardless of what else comes along.   I very first wrote about this in 2016 and it has been replaced in my bathroom ever since!





Sachajuan Ocean Mist Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml

Sachajuan really are a fabulous brand, the haircare is always worth replacing, not the cheapest ranges but seriously worth it.


OK so now this little lot can go into the recycle bin and allow me to carry on collecting.


Lyn x 



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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Too Faced Tutti Frutti Twinkle Twinkle Liquid Glitter Eye Shadow

Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow


Hiya Darlins,


How often have you picked up something super sparkly and glittery and thought, oh it's so gorgeous but I am too old? or not brave enough for something that daring?  I am here to tell you that firstly there is no such thing as too old and secondly you are brave enough and trust me on this one you will absolutely fall in love with the results.






Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Guava Glitz



Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Honey Please!

Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Citrus Mistress


You don't have to go overboard and look like a Christmas Tree when it comes to sparkle I often think less is more, just that hint of glitz and glam is enough to make you look on trend and leave you feeling just a little bit special and super pretty.  I am totally of the opinion that liquid and cream shadows are invented for us that have little or no makeup skills, of course if you are a super makeup artist you can have a field day but for us mere mortals it makes applying eye make up a dream as it's nigh on impossible to make a mistake.




Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow


These Liquid Glitter Shadows from Too Faced are sheer perfection when it comes to application, a quick dab on a bare lid gives you enough glam for the best party, but if you want to get even more exotic added to your existing eye makeup look will bring you all the glitz and glamour possible.

These shadows last without falling or shifting they also refuse to crease which is fabulous as you can enjoy your night without worrying about fussy touch ups.




Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Guava Glitz

Shown here is my two second dab on sparkle look which took no time and no skill but is just enough for me for a night out.



Available from The Too Faced Stores in Carnaby St London, Westfield shopping centre & Bluewater shopping centre.


ONLINE HERE



Lyn   x



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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

B. Boosters at Superdrug

B. Boosters at Superdrug
B. Boosters at Superdrug


Hiya Loves,

This time of year plays havoc on our skins, what with the constant changes in temperature with central heating to standing outside in the biting wind it's a lot for our poor faces to cope with.

B.  at Superdrug have come up with two amazing little bottles of gorgeousness to provide us with a solution to skin that needs an extra oomph.  Based on the Korean ampule concept these little Boosters are used as & when you feel the need for some skin rescue. I personally love the idea of skincare that you can dip in and out of when needed, it made me think of headaches.....yes bear with me.   we all get headaches now and again, and knowing that we need help we take headache pills when we need them, there is no need to take them everyday, same with skin boosters, they solve problems but are not needed every day, get my thinking?  if you do I applaud you for being as daft as me!  we are in our own club.


These two little bottle both do different things for our skin and can be used alone or added to your current moisturiser.  I have been dipping in and out of these in both ways, I especially like a no makeup Sunday where I use the product alone to give my face a weekly boost.



B. Boosters at Superdrug


B. Boosters at Superdrug
B. Boosters at Superdrug

B. Hydrated Booster 20ml

Combining hyaluronic acid and 3 Australian superfruits this little bottle of genius lifts the hydration levels in the skin almost instantly, you can feel your skin thanking you as it drinks up the booster. This almost water like consistency absorbs in seconds and leaves the skin feeling boosted, plumper and definitely softer.





B. Boosters at Superdrug
B. Boosters at Superdrug


B. Boosters at Superdrug

B. Glowing Booster 20ml

I adore both the look and results with this little bottle, it has a pearl like appearance and combined with a specialist blend of Australian fruit limes is designed to eat away dead skin cells which dull and block the surface of the skin leaving it looking grey and dull.  Instantly brightening the look of the skin, and with the added pearl sheen it gives your complexion a lit from withing boost.

As always with Superdrug own brands. Cruelty Free & Vegan.



At the time of writing these are currently on a better than half price offer here  


Lyn  x


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Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo | Volume Conditioner + Ocean Mist Beach Spray


Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo | Volume Conditioner + Ocean Mist Beach Spray

Hiya beauty bunnies.

I am back again with a new range from Sachajuan this time it's Ocean Mist my last review of Sachajuan can been seen here 

Starting off with the
 Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo

250ml of Marine blue gorgeousness, as always with this brand a little goes a very long way, the fragrance in the Ocean Mist range is pure holiday paradise, even if your holiday this year consists of sitting on your balcony in Clapham, this shampoo will have you dreaming of tropical locations with super soft shiny hair. The thing with this shampoo is that as you rinse you are totally convinced you don't need conditioner, It leaves your hair that soft and smooth !


Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo | Volume Conditioner + Ocean Mist Beach Spray

Ocean Mist Volume Conditioner

250ml of thick fragrant conditioner that again brings you right onto white sand beaches when you close your eyes.  use a 10p size dollop and instantly your hair will feel like spun silk. 


Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo | Volume Conditioner + Ocean Mist Beach Spray


 and finally

150 ml Ocean Mist Beach Spray, this really is a little gem, it can be used on damp or dry hair, and will leave your hair feeling super soft and not at all sticky like some beach sprays can, it does give you the gentle wave you would expect and at the same time leaving your hair perfumed and silky.

The beauty of Sachajuan is that you are getting the ultimate quality in haircare for a price that will not break the bank, and when you consider how little you actually need, I personally think these are good value for money even if it is more than you usually spend, it works out in the end, and what price happiness? 






Love n Hugz
Lyn x


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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Laura Kay London Pt1



Laura Kay London Pt1
Laura Kay London Pt1


Hi Loves

I don't usually write a blog post the next day after a treatment or a service but wanted to bring you this one while its fresh in my mind. As you will see in the title this is Part 1 of what will be a 2 Part blog post.
Last Thursday I went to the Chelsea Harbour Club and met with Permanent makeup expert Laura Kay in the Amida Spa. The reason for my visit?  I was having my eyebrows Micro bladed for an article for the Daily Mail, I have been fascinated by looking at other peoples amazing brows for quite a while and have to admit to thinking nothing could be done with my poor abused stragglers, they have been through so much in their almost 62 years I am shocked that I have any hairs left at all.  The last thing I wanted was to have really bold dark caterpillars that looked obviously fake, so it was something I had thought about but not been desperate to try, plus I am not a huge lover of being hurt so didn't think it would be for me.  If I am completely honest I thought the whole brow thing was just for young girls, and didn't want to look daft trying to keep up with the young & gorgeous.



Laura Kay London Pt1
Laura Kay London Pt1

Having looked at Laura's work online and the fact that she is such an expert in her field she also trains others on her courses. ( details on the website)  I was confident that my stragglers were in safe hands.  On first meeting Laura puts you at ease with her warm friendly personality, we chatted about the look I wanted and what was possible and she set to work.  OK here's where the shock came!!!!!!  I was expecting some form of anaesthetic, after all the word BLADE is involved here!  Laura tells me that numbing cream makes no difference and I will not need it. OMG I will admit to having a moment in my head thinking........Do you really want these brows Lyn?



Before ( photo taken approx 2 weeks before treatment)





Laura Kay London Pt1
immediately after 


I have had 3 children so surely I could bear this pain for 40 minutes or so?  Wearing my very glam paper hat I laid down having had the brows mapped out and drawn in we were ready to go.  Deep breath...........OMG it didn't bloody hurt!  seriously it was no more painful that being plucked, I would usually close my eyes and try and zone out from the dentist or anything that I think may be painful but no, I chatted away to Laura while she worked her magic as if it were an everyday thing for me.  I hear the words "all done" look in the mirror and am completely blown away.  I cannot possibly tell you how happy I am with them so far, I say so far as I am back after Christmas for the final second stage top up.



Laura Kay London Pt1

I am prepared to go through the next 7 days which is where they will flake off and apparently not look fab, but seriously it's all going to be so worth it. Watch this space for part 2 of my brow journey.


Check out Laura's website HERE
Lyn x

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Friday, 30 November 2018

SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection


SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection
SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection

Hiya Darlins

The timing of this collection couldn't have been any more perfect. The 3 piece range is perfectly placed for this chilly season, and what a stunning Christmas gift these would make.

Firstly just looking at the products are enough to give you a warm winter glowy feeling. The Cinnamon fragrance is strong so if you don't like Cinnamon this is best avoided. I do have to say I had mixed feelings about the fragrance, while I love the taste of Cinnamon I am not keen on the smell, and used these products with trepidation.  It is in fact beautiful, really warming and soothing and you don't walk around all day smelling like a Cinnamon bun the fragrance is only powerful while using the products.  That said,  I was inclined to keep sniffing my hands after the hand wash lol.


SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection
SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection

SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection
SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection


SBC Simply Beautiful Cinnamon & Chai Body Polish 450g

This generous size tub will last literally ages.  Remove the lid and you are presented with the most glorious coloured gel packed full of Chai seeds, although the consistency is gel like the product applies like a dream and scrubs without being at all harsh or abrasive, once you have tried this there is a danger you may become a little obsessed with body scrubbing as you will notice that your skin has never looked so fresh, dead skin cells are removed leaving you with fresh clean glowing skin. I particularly liked this on my shins where I do suffer with dryness in the winter.  Follow up with......


SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection
SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection


SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection


SBC Simply Beautiful Cinnamon & Chai Glimmer Skincare Gel 250ml

This product is nothing less than outstanding, when I first saw it I had a feeling it was going to leave the skin oily and glittery, in fact it was the complete opposite, applied to the skin the gel melts in leaving your skin with a virtually undetectable shimmer, what it does do is give you a glow that is magically subtle and you don't end up looking like something that has fallen off the Christmas Tree!  The result is gorgeous, the perfect product to liven up dull Winter skin in fact I would love to see this in a Summer range as it is a real pleasure to use.
SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection
SBC NEW Cinnamon & Chai Collection




SBC Simply Beautiful Cinnamon & Chai Hand Wash 750ml

Nobody could accuse SBC of not being generous in their product sizes, this is huge and will last forever!  I have placed this huge pump in my kitchen as it fills the room with a beautiful Christmassy fragrance while at the same time leaving my hands super moisturised. I get double benefits from this Hand Wash as every time a family member uses it I get to experience the fragrance.

SBC Cinnamon & Chai Range is available here

Lyn x


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Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set





Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set
Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set




Hi My Loves

I guess at this time of year we shouldn't really be buying ourselves presents, I do know you definitely shouldn't be saying you like anything if you are not 100% about it as sure enough you will end up with it :)  

This whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday thing that we have inherited from the US has made being restrained REALLY hard, even the most determined of us (not to spend) women struggled. ( I did)  anyway while this frenzy was going on of course I spent hours lurking on every cosmetic website known to man, but I was so good it was painful, Beauty Bay got some pennies and Morphe got some more pennies I think that was about it, which just goes to show I do have a tiny bit of willpower :)

My Morphe purchase funnily enough wasn't a Black Friday deal, those of you that like makeup will understand the urge that you get when you absolutely know you don't need anymore brushes to add to your collection of tons, however............I had a bee in my bonnet about Morphe brushes, so I clicked add to cart and here we are.  This 12 piece collection was ridiculous value at £25.00 I'm no math genius but at £2.00 per brush with a free brush case that's pretty good value by any standards.

Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set
Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set





Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set

Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set

Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set

Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set

COLLECTION INCLUDES:
    Concealer Brush - 6 1/2" (Bristles: synthetic)
    Flat Liner Brush - 6 1/2" (Bristles: synthetic)
    Angled Brow/Spoolie Brush - 6 1/8" (Bristles: synthetic)
    Pointed Crease Brush - 6 5/8" (Bristles: synthetic)
    Detail Crease Brush - 6 1/8" (Bristles: synthetic)
    Detail Liner Brush - 6 3/8" (Bristles: synthetic)
    Pointed Blender Brush - 7" (Bristles: goat)
    Large Shadow Fluff Brush - 7" (Bristles: goat)
    Blender Brush - 7" (Bristles: goat)
    Firm Blending Fluff Brush - 6 3/4" (Bristles: goat)
    Small Chisel Fluff - 6 1/2" (Bristles: goat)
    Smudge Brush - 6 3/8" (Bristles: goat)
    Faux Leather Zipper Bag - 9"x 5 1


    Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set
    Morphe 12 Piece EYE-CREDIBLE Set


    I would have been rude not to, they are gorgeous the kit includes everything you could possibly need and more for a complete eye look, be it simple or OTT glam, the quality of these brushes are fabulous, and they are a dream to use.  I can't yet tell you how they hold up to regular washing but I have cleaned then already with Elf daily brush cleaner and it worked a dream.

    What are your favourite brushes? I would love to know.

    Lyn x 
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    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    Heyland & Whittle



    Heyland & Whittle
    Heyland & Whittle


    Hiya Loves


    I know it's Winter now and I really should be talking about all things Wintry but when I was asked by Heyland & Whittle what my favourite home fragrance was I had to say Linen, I am literally obsess by the smell of clean washing and anything fresh and clean. I think it comes with my love of Summer and the idea of washing blowing on a line in a warm breeze.  The company very kindly sent me 2 products that seriously made me smile.  One being a Fresh Linen Reed Diffuser and the other which really is perfect for this time of year a Clementine  Prosecco Candle.



    Heyland & Whittle

    Heyland & Whittle
    Heyland & Whittle


    Heyland & Whittle Fresh Linen Reed Diffuser 100ml

    As you will of course know not all Reed Diffusers are created equal, some you can pay a fortune for only to be incredibly disappointed, some will just go on forever delivering the same amount of fragrance from the very first day, Heyland & Whittle have managed to do this with this gorgeous fresh fragrance. I don't know if it's the right thing to do, but I turn my reeds daily to give an extra boost everyday, with Heyland & Whittle you can buy additional reeds and fragrance refills which include free reeds.  Recently as you will know from my Instagram the Mr surprised me with a package from the White Company which pleased me no end, what hasn't pleased me is that the Reed Diffuser lasted no longer than 4 weeks, at £26.00 it really wasn't value for money in my book and therefore didn't reach the blog.  Like I said earlier they are not all created equal and my Fresh Linen has been going strong now for weeks with no signs of running out for a long while yet. 



    Heyland & Whittle
    Heyland & Whittle


    Heyland & Whittle Clementine Prosecco Candle 230g

    This generous sized natural soy wax candle is from the Gold Classic range that features a beautiful etched glass jar and stunning gold leaf detail packaging. Hand made & poured the fragrance from this candle fills the room with a delightful citrus sweetness that lasts long after the candle is blown out,  in fact you can smell the fragrance when you walk into the room the next morning! it has the perfect even melt down so non of the wax is wasted, there is nothing more annoying than having a candle end and the sides of the jar are still full of wax.  There are a range of fragrances in this collection that would make the perfect gift at Christmas or in fact any time of year.  There are also smaller version if you are looking for a stocking filler or table gift.


    Check out Heyland & Whittle Here


    Lyn x 


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