Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask

Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask 


Hiya Darlins

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen pictures from a beautiful launch event that I attended, held for the release of Emma Hardie's latest addition to her world renowned skincare range.

I get really excited when something new launches and especially when it comes from a skincare favourite.  Drum roll...........presenting.........Emma Hardie Morninga Renewal Treatment Mask. 75ml 

Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask 

Here I will tell you what's in the tube, next I will tell you if it actually does anything.

  • Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil known to leave skin more vibrant, plum and gives the look of glowing radiance. 
  • Red Algae. Reduces the appearance of pigmentation and has a calming effect on the skin.
  • Trademarked  Plant Stem Cell product Resisteem™ said to visibly improve the evenness of the complexion.
  • Hyaluronic Acid which we know firms and moisturises.
  • Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to plump the skin and reduce signs of lines and wrinkles.
  • Amino Acid derivative to brighten the skin and even out even the most stressed skin.
  • Edelweiss Extract to promote a soothing effect including collagen protection and antioxidants.

On a clean skin apply a good layer of the mask to face and neck, relax for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. I waited 15 minutes, rinsed, patted dry and studied my face up close and personal!
What I saw was a visible difference in the calmness to my skin, I do tend to err on the pink side especially after cleansing, but my skin had a calm even look to it, if felt no less than amazing, soft, hydrated, no irritation and super smooth, it had that feeling you get after a thorough salon facial.

Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
Emma Hardie  Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask 


There are 3 recommended ways to use this mask, and I tried all of them, the second being as an overnight treatment. I have to be honest and say this was my absolute favourite method, it's such a lovely feeling knowing you are giving your face the best possible hydration overnight, waking up and touching your face while looking in the mirror is something to look forward to, as you are rewarded with the best possible start to your daily make up routine possible.

The third method is to place your mask in the fridge for a cooling effect, this I would say is for the Summer or the brave!  it really wasn't something I was keen on, although it did warm up in a couple of seconds and act in the exact same way as method number one.

A top tip from Emma to ensure absolute maximum absorption of your mask is the cleanse with your Moringa Balm and adding a pinch of exfoliating rose hip seeds to act as a complete exfoliator.
I have to be honest and say this has really peaked my interest, I have yet to try the Rose Hip Seeds in my Moringa Balm, and as I do love exfoliation these are currently on my "Must Try" list, I will report back on this method.

To Sum up, I would absolutely spend my own money on this mask, and can imagine it becoming as much loved as my Emma Hardie Moringa Balm.

Cruelty Free.

Available at MarksandSpencer.com


Lyn x 

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye




Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye
Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye 

Hi Loves
When it comes to our eyes how easy is it to neglect looking after them until the day you notice that they need looking after?  I would love to say I have always taken care of mine but I would be lying, I totally took my skin for granted when I was younger as you do and only started to worry about it when it needed attention. Girls nowadays are so much better at skincare, makeup, health and just life in general than we were. And for me I have only taken what I would call "proper" care of my skin for the past few years ( better late than never) and have to be honest and say I can 100% see a difference.

Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye


When it comes to eye care I have not been as good as I should be, as you all know I am not a lover of eye creams, a lot leave me puffy with sore eyes which isn't the look I was going for!  I was advised by a therapist that for those of us that think our face moisturiser works on all parts are wrong and the the skin around the eyes is too fine to absorb the molecules in face cream, therefore requiring a far more delicate approach.  Funnily enough Dr Perricone was a brand that I first bought when I decided that creams did not work for me and I discovered Blue Plasma Gel you can read that here  This time I have been enjoying a serum.


Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye
Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye 

Dr Perricone Re-Firm Eye 15 ml

This serum is housed in little dark glass bottle to protect it from damaging light and has a pump applicator, a word of warning here, take care with the pump, mine completely missed my waiting finger and shot onto the floor!  Could just be me, maybe my pump was over zealous but you really don't want to waste this product on the floor.  Not to be confused with an eye cream this serum is specifically designed to target skin that has lost or is losing it's elasticity, the tiniest amount gently patted around the orbital eye area is all you need, I use this both night and day, it works beautifully under make up it isn't at all greasy it absorbs into the skin almost immediately. The serum mimics the skins elasticity firming the eye area while de puffing at the same time, this is not just a cosmetic fix the ingredients in the serum work to actually repair and firm over time, if I miss using this for a couple of days I can spot the difference in the texture of my skin, the serum has a cooling effect that you can feel working on the delicate eye area.

There is something quite comforting about Dr Perricone products in that you 100% know it's science based and not just a fancy package with a high price tag. 

John Lewis £81.60    at the time of writing there were only two available at this special price.

 Cult Beauty £96.00

Lyn x


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Thursday, 5 April 2018

CND VINYLUX NUDES



CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES

Hi Loves
You will have seen me talk about CND - Creative Nail Design  VINYLUX nail polishes previously on the blog here  with some deeper shades and of course the famous CND Weekly Top Coat.
This time round there is something a little different going on, not just different shades but a new formula which gives this Salon brand of nail polish even longer lasting powers while at the same time nourishing and conditioning your nails.

The new formula in this nail polish contains Keratin, Vitamin E, and Jojoba Oil to keep your nails conditioned and flexible. Alongside the new formula nail polish is an amazing new brush design which I adore, designed in Italy it literally allows you to paint in the minimum of strokes leaving a super professional looking finish. No need for a base coat this weekly polish will leave your nails strong and shining with the easy two step process.  You will get at least 7 days from this nail polish and the shine lasts really well which is unusual for a long wear polish, they normally dull down after a day or so. The beauty of Nude shades is that if you do get a pesky chip it's not glaringly obvious. 

I have really enjoyed using this salon nail polish which is now available to buy outside the salon at 


CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES


With 4 new shades to choose from. 
  • Uncovered - a semi-sheer pink nude with a warm, rosy glow
  • Unmasked – a stone-toned nude with a cool, opaque finish 
  • Unearthed – a taupe nude with a warm tone 
  • Unlocked – a putty nude with a creamy finish

Shown here are Uncovered 267   1,2 & 3 coats all with Top Coat.


CND VINYLUX  NUDES

CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES


Unlocked 268    1,2 & 3 coats all with Top Coat.


CND VINYLUX  NUDES


CND VINYLUX  NUDES
CND VINYLUX  NUDES


Crazy tip:  I keep my nail polishes in the fridge, they never go sticky and dry faster on application.


Lyn x

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Are Women Invisible Over 40?



Hi Loves
I had no intention of writing a post on this topic, but the last few days have saddened me seeing so many women on social media say they have become or are becoming invisible once they reach 40. As you know I hit that particular milestone 21 years ago, and for what it's worth I don't ever recall feeling invisible, I do however recall around that time gaining a slight semblance of wisdom, when I say wisdom I mean knowing the outcome of a bad decision and doing it anyway, when you are younger you can blame inexperience on mistakes, at 40 plus it's just a dumb choice and you should have known better!

My experience of 40+ were that a lot of women around that time experience empty nest, or partners having a mid life crisis, we all know they do that! ( silly old sods) Once your kids have flown the nest, or indeed the silly old sod has flown the nest it becomes time for reflection.  The majority of us spend our entire lives putting people, jobs and animals at the top of the list when it comes to our attention.   If you suddenly find yourself at this crossroads you have to take time to reflect who you really are, not someones, Mum, Boss, Partner, Carer. You are now just YOU. Discovering what you like for yourself is a huge task. It can be very daunting, equally it can be a lot of fun when you rediscover/re-invent yourself and blossom, I promise the invisible feeling will soon disappear when you start making yourself the centre of your world. With it comes confidence, a spring in your step and a sudden feeling of self worth, and quite frankly you won't give a toss who is paying you attention.

I fear that I am digressing from the crux of this topic ( nothing unusual there)  The ladies that are bringing this topic to the forefront are predominantly ladies in the media, press/bloggers etc, I could be wrong but the feeling I get is that they feel they are being overlooked when it comes to opportunities within blogging. My take on this is that brands and PR are becoming truly switched on ( slowly ) I will admit, but are beginning to see where the spending power is, we have all heard the stupid grey pound BS, most of us colour, thank you!  But the belief is that we have more income now, I personally don't think it's about income. I think we are more selective where our money goes and don't feel the need to buy every single thing that hits the market, so are more likely to spend the big bucks on the things we want.  It had never occurred to me that a brand is ageist, but I have learnt that some are, I am contacted on a daily basis by brands and agencies, and I have to say that some are right on the button when it comes to knowing who spends the money!  Of course I am overlooked by some trendy brands that believe us oldies sit indoors with one powder compact and a worn down lippie lol, they don't make contact ever, and that's fine I am happy to be overlooked in that case, but don't ever underestimate our readers, mine start at 13!!! 

The saying that People can only treat you how you allow them is so very true, the ones that don't matter will see you as invisible, but you just have to sit smile and ignore them.  Give the love to the people that appreciate your age and the ones who acknowledge that you have a little depth to bring to the table.  After all, we all hit 40 at some stage.

I just want to end addressing a comment I saw, asking the question  "Are you too old to blog at 40?"  can't remember who I saw put that out there. But seriously?  STOP that silliness!  I will write for as long as my fingers allow, and my brain fog allows me to remember my log in password.

I really would appreciate comments on this, agree or disagree but lets talk.

Lyn x


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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream-Gel

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream

Hi Lovely
Sol De Janeiro as a brand first came to my attention when I saw lots of promotion of their Brazilian Bum Bum cream, I think it must have been a PR mailout as a lot of bloggers where writing about it at the same time, I remember thinking it looked pretty cool and had it in mind that I would try it but never did. The name popped up again when I was watching some US Youtubers raving about this shower gel, when I say raving I seriously mean it. To the point that I was thinking "I need this now"

I am incredibly lucky in that my eldest Grandaughter is often in the States due to being an air hostess and I am able to give her a list for Sephora or Target and one of my favourites Bath & Body works. I had searched the UK at the time and could only find the Bum Bum cream. Let me say at this point that this is not the cheapest shower cream on the planet it was $18.00 in the states but I NEEDED it!  It turned out to be every bit as good as I had heard and dare I say better than I expected, often you hear about things being amazing and they turn out to be pants when you actually try them. The smell is out of this world, Pistachio/Caramel and the consistency is as you would expect, rich and creamy. You only need a small amount to produce a rich  fragrant lather, it's worth noting that it can also be used as a shave gel.  Filled with Cupuacu Butter, Coconut Oil and Acai Oil this combination leaves your skin fully moisturised, looking and feeling super soft from the very first use. The moisture literally lasts right through until your next shower it really is amazing.

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream


I have now found Brazilian 4 Play available online in the UK at around £21.00 and it's worth every single penny,
Available at Cult Beauty  with Free Shipping.


Lyn x

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Striving For Perfection


Hiya Darlin
This is a bit of an odd post for me, and I guess you could call it a ramble, which is probably the story of my life now :)  yesterday I saw something on Twitter that really made me thing about things being in perspective.  It said something along the lines of when you die you will not be remembered for having a perfect Instagram grid, please forgive me here if you are not a blogger or Insta addict, as unless you are absorbed in a cyber world these things will seem like sheer madness to you, after all, what the hell is an Instagram grid?  In a nutshell the aim is to have your Instagram page looking as beautiful and as uniform as possible, for us mere mortals that throw up the odd picture of our grandchildren or dog this is unobtainable it is a planned operation that takes more time and care than I would personally wish to devote.  It is the image we show the outside world. Fortunately I am at the age where what people think is of no importance to me and I no longer feel the pressure to impress that I did when I was young.  Of course everyone wants to be liked it's human nature, but if you judge a person simply by the life you "think" they live then something is amiss. 

Of course I want my product pictures to look nice, I'm sure you wouldn't want to see a hundred pound face cream next to a pair of rolled up socks? at the same time I want my house nice when people visit. But as for perfectly posed pictures of my perfect life, nope not for me. firstly I take ugly photo's and secondly my life isn't perfect, I would be lying if I said it was..........I did warn you that this would be a ramble.  I guess the point I am trying to make is that life isn't perfect, your life isn't a grid of perfectly formed photo's and that's OK it really is, perfection is overrated. It really is lovely to look at bloggers and Youtubers who appear to have it all, but the key word is "appear"  things are never as they seem and as long as we can keep things in perspective we may all come out of this social media experiment safe and sound, because at the end of the day that's what this is an experiment, this is the first generation to have this access to the world in glorious technicolour, and we don't yet really know the result of having it all :)


There I am finished, it probably makes no sense at all to anyone other than in my head.

Lyn x 
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Bilou




Bilou
Bilou


Hiya Darlings
Have you heard of or tried the German Body care range Bilou? The first thing you will notice is the stunning fun designs, bright colours in great packaging.

This Vegan bathroom range is actually quite surprising, and it's not until you start using it do you really appreciate just how fabulous it is.  On first glance you would be forgiven for thinking OK shower foam and body spray, nothing new there. But the brand is much more than that I was pleasantly surprised.

Starting with  Bilou Creamy Shower Foam 200 ml


Bilou

I tried Coco Cocktail and Cotton Candy, a quick shake and you are presented with a thick luxurious shower foam which will fill your bathroom with fragrance, you need the smallest amount, I would say a golf ball size to get your whole bod clean. My personal favourite was Coco Cocktail it was literally like breathing in a holiday, my girls preferred Cotton Candy which as you can imagine smells exactly as it says on the can Candy Floss, fabulous if you like sweet smells.  The fragrance lasts fairly well on the skin but not so much it would overpower your usual fragrance.

Bilou 2 in 1 Body Spray 150 ml

Bilou


Although the clue is the name, 2 in 1 I just assumed this was a fragrant body spray.......wrong!
it is in fact the most delightful fragrant moisturiser, your skin is literally drenched in the most gorgeous smelling moisture, it's non sticky, absorbs easily and lasts. I really think this combination of shower foam and body spray would really come into it's own on holiday, great fragrance and great space saving. My skin looked and felt moisturised even at the end of the day, this really is a surprising little product.

Bilou Gentle Cream Foam 150 ml


Bilou

It would be really easy to pass this can by on the shelf, as it's not too clear as to what it is, at first I thought it was another wash product, on further investigation it turned out to be body cream in the form of foam!  It's great, no dipping into a sticky jar, a quick shake and squirt and you have a handful of fragrant foam which is enough for your whole body, this is such a lovely product, it's fast and efficient. Your skin is left soft and fragrant for hours.  I am totally in love with this product, it's a great was to get what is usually a boring job done quickly with results.

It's fair to say I'm a little bit in love with Bilou and really pleased to have discovered it.

Bilou is available at Superdrug.com 


Lyn x

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Monkey Faced Orchids




Monkey Faced Orchids
Monkey Faced Orchids

Hi Loves
recently my followers joined me in my excitement when I shared pictures of these amazing Orchids in a Twitter post.  I literally felt as though my week had been made when I first saw these gorgeous little flowers.  I love Monkey's and am a huge fan of Monkey World in Dorset, this last two years I have been really falling in love with Orchids after receiving one as a gift from Imedeen Supplements.

I have turned into quite a saddo, sharing my flower pictures when I manage to get plant to re-flower, and bore the entire family by making them look at new babies whenever anyone visits!  So......the day Mr Lavender Barn told me he had ordered me the seeds for these Orchids I was over the moon.  My joy was short lived when my seeds arrived. I immediately set to work searching the Internet for how to best grow my new Monkey faced babies, only to discover we have probably been duped, it turns out that this is a common scam and that lots of people have been unwittingly caught out, I am gutted ha ha, I was looking forward to seeing these cheeky faced flowers in my house. Apparently people have grown them and they have turned out to be all types of plants but not a Monkey Face in sight!

Monkey Faced Orchids
Monkey Faced Orchids



I shall plant them, as I am now curious as to what they are..............I will re-visit this post at some stage hopefully with pictures of something sprouting.  I can see my  friend laughing her head off at this, as she thought they were gross, yes I am looking at you Rebbecca!!!

Hopefully this post will stop people being conned, if you have ever managed to grow one PLEASE PLEASE get in touch, I would love to be wrong.

Lyn x 
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Knight & Wilson Pureplex Revolutionary Hair Repair


Knight & Wilson Pureplex Revolutionary  Hair Repair
Knight & Wilson Pureplex Revolutionary  Hair Repair


Hi Loves
Have you ever wondered about the abuse we put our hair through nowadays? bleach, colour, heat and products all take their toll. We are constantly on the look out for the next product or tool to make our hair look great, but in our attempts to look great we are actually screwing it up. 
 If you are a regular follower you will already know that my hair colour of choice is Silver Blonde by Colour Freedom, again from Knight & Wilson, so when I was offered the chance to try this repair product I was pretty excited to say the least.

We all know of a certain hair treatment that is available in salons, costly and with mixed reviews, I have had the treatment once at a London salon and I have to say it worked beautifully at the time, I was however having every last inch of colour bleached to within it's life, so my head was probably grateful of any conditioner!

Knight & Wilson Pureplex Revolutionary  Hair Repair

Pureplex Hair Repair is a four step treatment to undo all the naughtiness we have put our hair through.

Knight & Wilson Pureplex Revolutionary  Hair Repair



  1. Clarifying shampoo
  2. Treatment
  3. Reconstructing treatment
  4. Conditioner
Start by shampooing with the clarifying shampoo, the next step is  a leave in treatment,  this is like pouring water onto your head so be sure you are in the shower, or over a sink with a towel, leave for 5 minutes, next you add the reconstructing treatment which is like the worlds thickest conditioner, it smells lovely and spreads really easily, this you now leave for 15 minutes, at this stage I got out of the shower, next you rinse everything off and apply the conditioner rinsing as normal.
 
I would definitely not do this in the winter if I had a cold bathroom, my least favourite part was the water like treatment dripping everywhere, that said it is totally worth it!  my hair was left feeling softer with more shine, it did feel slightly heavy but this could have been me not rinsing as well as I should because the next time I washed my hair the result looked even better if that's possible.  I absolutely love the idea of being able to treat my hair to what is in effect a salon treatment for a fraction of the cost.  When I purchase this myself I am going to be a bit less generous with the product as I'm sure you could get 3 if not 4 treatments for short hair.


I feel that this could now become a monthly or 6 week treatment that I could keep up, I'm sure my hair would thank me.


Lyn x


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Monday, 26 March 2018

PUR Dream Chaser Vanity Palette




PUR Dream Chaser
PUR Dream Chaser Palette


Hi Loves,
Palettes!  How many do you own? and more to the point how many do you actually use?  I have a ton of palettes (shamefully) and I could count on one hand how many I actually use, and even less how many I use more than 2 shades in each palette, it's such a waste. We get suckered into buying the latest shiniest newest thing that is all over the Internet, and quite honestly look far better in an Instagram photo than they will ever look on your face!  being of "cough"  mature a  years I have no desire to look like a Mermaid or Unicorn, but of course I pick up these multi colour beauties and ohh ahhh over the shiny glitter knowing full well that it will be like a spotlight highlighting lines and wrinkles like nothing on earth.


PUR Dream Chaser Palette
PUR Dream Chaser Palette


Moving on to the PUR Dream Chaser Palette, lovely shiny box ✅ gorgeous shiny palette case ✅ fabulous large mirror✅ However..........looking at the palette itself I was pretty uninspired, no Unicorns or Mermaids in sight!  what I did see was a standard range of shades that were quite frankly pretty ordinary.  This my darlings is the proverbial box of chocolates, it's OMG moment arrives once you start using it and even more so when you realise you are picking it up daily and actually using it in it's fullness!!! The formulations are butter soft and pigmented, the blush  bronzer and highlighter are subtle but enough without making you look like a child has coloured in your face, and the eye shades although they look matte do have a very very slight soft semi sheen, that make them both flattering and super blendable.  It's crazy how easy this palette is to use, it is both functional and flattering and I actually love it for both of those reasons.


PUR Dream Chaser Palette


  • Vegan
  • Cruelty Free
  • Gluten Free
PUR Dream Chaser Palette
PUR Dream Chaser Palette


PUR is a brand that I am really falling in love with of late and you can read my other posts Here   I am hoping to bring you more from PUR as I am now desperate to try out more of these cheekily deceptive palettes.

Lyn x 


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Friday, 23 March 2018

Aldi Lacura Illusion Touch 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer

Aldi Lacura Illusion Touch 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer
Aldi Lacura Illusion Touch 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer



Hi Darlins
As you know I am a huge fan of Aldi Lacura skincare products, and can't resist sharing them as soon as I pick them up over on my Instagram, this one I haven't shown as yet as I wanted to give it a wear test.

Firstly can we just take a moment to admire the packaging!  How this company produce this kind of packaging and product for the money is beyond belief, this glass bottle with it's dual foundation/concealer container costs just £5.99.  The only negative I am going to say about the brand is that it's a flipping nightmare to get hold of, and I often feel bad as I get a lot of you saying you can't get hold of the products in your local store.  If you are reading this Aldi ( sort it out )

Aldi Lacura Illusion Touch 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer
Aldi Lacura Illusion Touch 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer

When I spotted this I think there were around 3 shades, I'm not sure if there are more shades but these are all I saw,   Just checked, they only make 3 shades. I picked up the shade Cashmere as my skin is fairly pale.  Interestingly the concealer is darker than the foundation which I found a bit odd.

This is a liquid cream which blends really easily, leaving a semi matte finish, it does have a little glow but not super shiny.  I fully expected this foundation to oxidise throughout the day, it didn't.  I got a seriously long wear from it, and if I am honest apart from looking a little dry I could have easily gone out in the evening with no touch up after 10 hours wear, really, really impressive.

Aldi Lacura Illusion Touch 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer


I didn't like the concealer, I loved the convenience of them being together, but the shade was just too dark for the foundation for me.

Overall it was seriously impressive for the money, and I would say definitely worth picking up if you can get your hands on it. I don't think it would work for exceptionally dry skin. 

I have just discovered that these are available online with free delivery here. https://www.aldi.co.uk  

Lyn  x

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Superdrug Loves Edit March


Superdrug Loves Edit
Superdrug Loves Edit 



Hi Loves,

Today I wanted to tell you about the amazing Superdrugloves beauty edit bag which is officially on sale on the 23rd March

I absolutely adore this bag of beauty treats and it is so much better than other multi item deals I have bought before. 

All the products are full size which is amazing and there is literally something for everyone in here. 

Included in the bag is:
Superdrug Loves Edit
Superdrug Loves Edit
Superdrug Loves Edit 

Superdrug Loves Edit



This stunning MUA prism loose powder highlighter which I searched the second I got it. It’s gorgeous and there is so much product in the pot you will be glowing for months!! 


Superdrug Loves Edit
Superdrug Loves Edit 

Next is the Bilou creamy shower foam. The one I received was cotton candy scented and it’s gorgeous. The smell of these lasts all day and feel so luxurious in the shower! 


Superdrug Loves Edit

Following that we have Superdrug’s own Wake Me Up! Caffeine and green tea facial wipes. These wipes smell so fresh but are really gentle on the skin. They’re also amazing at getting off stubborn waterproof mascara. A real makeup bag must have! 

Superdrug Loves Edit


Then (yes there’s more!) there’s the Colgate Max White expert complete. I haven’t used this long enough to say whether it will whiten your teeth but I’ve always stuck by Colgate and their max white range is a firm favourite in this household! 

Superdrug Loves Edit


Then there’s the stunning Eylure x Cheryl Cole Oh My Goddess false lashes. These alone would usually set you back around £5. That’s half the price of the whole bag!! These lashes are stunning. Eylure are always my go to lash brand and these voluminous wispies are no exception. 

Superdrug Loves Edit

Next we have a gorgeously fresh white musk body fragrance from Body Fantasies. Coming into spring and the warmer weather I love body mists as a quick cool down and refresher in the day and the scent is perfect for the warmer weather. 

Superdrug Loves Edit

And finally, last but not least is something from the new bleach London cosmetics range!! A sachet of glitterati! This stuff is the coolest, incredible body glitter that requires no glue. I’m not one to use body glitter but my granddaughter adores it and no glue means it’s fabulous for sensitive skin. 


Superdrug Loves Edit

So there we have it. This amazing bag all for only £10 with a value of way of £40 of products. This is literally the perfect way to treat yourself and get some fresh products coming into spring. It will also make a great alternative to chocolate on Easter for anyone on a diet!!! 

Grab your bag by clicking HERE Superdrugloves edit 


Lyn x

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Mary Kay Timewise Repair Lifting Serum | Vitamin C Activating Squares

Mary Kay Timewise  Repair Lifting Serum | Vitamin C Activating Squares
Mary Kay Timewise  Repair Lifting Serum | Vitamin C Activating Squares



Hi my loves
This review is a little bit  different and includes Mary Kay Vitamin C Activating Squares, which are something totally new.  Vitamin C really is the buzzword ingredient at the moment and the brand have found an unusual new way to give your complexion and extra boost.



Mary Kay Timewise  Repair Lifting Serum | Vitamin C Activating Squares

Mary Kay Timewise Repair Volu-Firm™ Lifting Serum.  29ml

The hygienic pump system dispenses just the right amount of the creamy serum for a full face application, another pump deals with the neck and decolletage. Volu-Firm™ is a Trade Mark name for Mary Kay's own ingredient which is a combination of complex ingredients said to lift and firm the skin.
I have to say I found this serum pretty impressive in the lifting department, obviously it isn't a face lift! but it certainly left my skin looking slightly tighter, lifted and considerably firmer to the touch.

Now for something completely different.........


Mary Kay Timewise  Repair Lifting Serum | Vitamin C Activating Squares



Mary Kay Timewise  Repair Lifting Serum | Vitamin C Activating Squares
Just add water


Mary Kay Timewise Vitamin C Activating Squares.

Designed to boost your serum into a mega dose of vitamin C, the pack contains 12 squares and you are recommended to use the products 2-3 times a week for the optimum effect. Peel the sachet open to reveal a small square of what looks like clear plastic!  place the square in the palm of your hand and add 3-4 drops of water to active, mix until it dissolves - literally a couple of seconds. Add a normal dose of serum and mix together, apply to clean dry skin at night and allow it to dry, you can then continue with whatever your usual skincare routine involves.  DO NOT use these with acne products.  I haven't seen any major changes visibly in my skin but what I do love is knowing that it is getting additional vitamin C from the outside. The combination of the two products really does leave the skin looking and feeling lifted and firmer to the touch, which is obviously a great result.

Mary Kay can be found directly on their website at www.marykay.com


Hugs Lyn x

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Firm & Lift Cleansing Set

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Firm & Lift Cleansing Set
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Firm & Lift Cleansing Set 



Hi loves
Are you a fan of double cleansing?  I hope so.  Just recently I have seen some YouTube videos for mature women that are waxing lyrical about the virtues of cleansing wipes and Micellar Water as the things to use when removing make up. I have no issues with either of these things in their place, Wipes - for a quick freshen up maybe on holiday or in an emergency, Micellar Water for use after proper cleansing, or as a whip over in the morning on a clean skin.  There is nothing on earth that beats a double cleanse for removing dirt, grime and make up, also the only way to ensure your skincare products work as they should is to keep your skin scrupulously clean with no dry dead cells.

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Firm & Lift Cleansing Set


Erno Laszlo Firmarine Firm & Lift Cleansing Set 

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Firm & Lift Cleansing Set



This double cleanse set gives you everything you need to perform your perfect double cleanse, first you start with the Firmarine cleansing oil, a bi-phase liquid containing marine algae that you shake up for a milky cleansing lotion, Massage onto skin and remove with warm water and a wash cloth, follow with the second cleanse cleansing bar, again remove with warm water and a wash cloth. your skin is left perfectly clean with no redness or tight feeling.  The set is housed in it's own plastic storage box, with a soap dish compartment complete with drainage holes to keep the cleansing bar from going soft and wet. 
This is such a cool little cleansing set,  perfect for your gym bag or travel.

See It Here At Beauty Expert

Lyn x

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