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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