Thursday, 31 May 2018

Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray

Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray
Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray 


Hi Darlins

Too Faced has done it again!  I swear I don't know of any brand that causes more of a heart flutter than Too Faced, even the packaging causes a satisfied sigh. OK while I realise it's a bit OTT to fawn over make up products, but seriously how can you not?  even if you are not a massive make up fan Too Faced cries out to be owned, you would need to prise my collection from my cold dead hands before I would part with any of it............send help!

If you are wondering what a Peach Mist even is; it's a beautiful delicate mist that mattifies your make up, sets it and holds it in place until you decide it's time to remove it.  I have only on the last couple of years started using setting sprays, and trust me they VARY, I have recently tested one out from a really popular brand that was like using hairspray! even down to the fragrance, needless to say it won't reach the blog.  No such problem with the Too Faced Peach Mist, the fragrance as you would expect is the famous Peach that Too Faced are renowned for but this time mixed with Sweet Fig Cream, honestly you will want to spray it just to get a hit of the fresher than fresh fragrance.

Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray
Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray 



Applied to the face 6-8 inches away, it is everso slightly wet so DON'T over do it! although it's tempting to go crazy just for the fragrance hit. You really don't need a lot of product for this to do it's job, the 120ml spray will last you forever.  The feeling is lightweight to the point that you don't even know you are wearing it.  Perfect for controlling oil during the day. I tend to go for dewy foundations and had the feeling that this would dull my make up, it didn't, it's so fine I would consider it suitable for any skin type, I didn't experience any unwanted shine through the day and I wore this for almost 12 hours!

Once you have tried it, trust me it will become a keeper.

Get Too Faced Peach Mist Here

Check out my posts on Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Blush Powder Here  and Too Faced  Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette Here 




Lyn x 

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Guiltless Skin

Guiltless Skin
Guiltless Skin 


Hi Loves,

If like me you love little known independent beauty brands then read on;

This brand bring you organic, cruelty free, vegan beauty products that are all backed up by certification. Not just words on packaging, and talking of packaging there is nothing loud or "in your face" on the companies packaging, just simple clean pure looks which totally highlight the contents within.

Guiltless Skin has been quite a discovery for me, and to be fair I often approach indie brands with a level of scepticism, there are lots out there that believe if they are made in a kitchen that makes them different and note worthy, when in truth a lot of the time you are looking at ingredients that could be mixed from google.  Guiltless Skin was born from passion, passion from the owner to solve her dry skin problems in the most natural way possible. It is definitely worth reading her story over on the company website. For now all you need to know from me is do these products work?

Guiltless Skin


Guiltless Skin Rosehip Cleansing Gel. 105ml  glass pump bottle.  ( 50ml shown here)

Firstly, not to pour water on any ones fireworks. I would not call this a gel it is a balm/oil formula which turned out to be a lovely surprise as this is my favourite form of cleansing, the balm leaves the pump with a little oil released at the same time, massaged into the skin it does a fabulous job of removing make up and grime, add a drop of water and the balm emulsifies and removes super easily with warm water and a cloth, I used the Guiltless Skin 100% Organic Green fibres cloth. My skin was left soft and fresh with no redness or tight feeling.

Guiltless Skin
Guiltless Skin 

Guiltless Skin Hydrate Moisture Serum 30ml

If you are a lover of Rose fragrance products, this is for you, this rich clear serum literally sinks into the skin as though your skin is desperate for a drink, the glass bottle and pipette deliver just the right amount of serum for a full face and neck, gently pat into the skin, this can also be used around the orbital bone of the eye area. It leaves no residue and your skin is ready for the next step in your routine, in this case 


Guiltless Skin
Guiltless Skin 


Guiltless Skin Revive Organic Face Oil 30ml

I always approach skin oil with trepidation as often they are fabulous for your nighttime routine but for me personally way to heavy and oily for use during the day, this oil really made a pleasant change, it applied as an oil but literally almost disappeared into the skin leaving moisture rather that grease, it absorbed so well is was perfectly fine with foundation applied directly over the top, I did use a water based foundation, and oil base may be a little too much, but of course it is your personal preference.

I really have enjoyed using these products, and if I were forced to name a favourite it would be difficult but the cleansing gel would win.

Guiltless Skin products can be found directly on their own website, where you will find many many special offers and sample sizes, which to me always show a sign of confidence in a product.

guiltless-skin.com


Lyn x 

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Aromatherapy Associates Body Brush


Aromatherapy Associates  Body Brush
Aromatherapy Associates  Body Brush

Hi Loves,

I have been looking into the benefits of dry body brushing for the longest time, this natural way of removing dead skin cells, improving blood circulation and lymphatic drainage has been a wellbeing ritual for those in the know for years, I can forgive myself a little for being late to this party as I did attempt dry body brushing with a cheap hand held battery gizmo, that to be fair was more of a tickle than a brush!

This time I have been standing in the bath dry brushing as though my life depended on it!  what a satisfying experience, oh my goodness I knew I had dry skin, but seriously I am a flipping lizard, hence the standing IN the bath, I literally couldn't believe my eyes at how much I was shedding, come to think of it now I am writing this it's actually quite revolting and I should probably be embarrassed, ha!  you know by now I have no shame when it comes to over sharing.


Aromatherapy Associates  Body Brush
Aromatherapy Associates  Body Brush

My latest love is my BEAUTIFUL Aromatheraphy Associates Body Brush, it is a fabulously chunky wooden hand held brush with pure cactus bristles which leave your skin  feeling totally refreshed and alive ready to absorb your favoured moisturising method after showering. Here's the thing, don't think you can just pick up a brush and start scrubbing away at your skin as though it was laundry! NO, the method is to start are the ankles and work your way up towards the heart.  If you are interested there are lots of demonstration videos on YouTube, I didn't make one of these for you as nobody wants or needs to see that! - trust me LOL


Aromatherapy Associates  Body Brush
Aromatherapy Associates  Body Brush

Seriously, if you have never tried body brushing DO IT, your skin will thank you for it, and it's actually quite fun and therapeutic.


www.aromatherapyassociates.com


Lyn x   


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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

SUKIN Paw Paw Ointment

SUKIN Paw Paw Ointment
SUKIN Paw Paw Ointment


Hiya Darlins,

You have seen me talk about Sukin as a brand previously here;


If you walked into my beauty room/office you would find these products still in use, which really does say something about a brand. I was delighted when the new Paw Paw Ointment arrived, firstly the name Ointment, oh my lord it brings back memories of being a child when everything healing was an "ointment" 

This really is quite simply a wonder product, it is one of those products that will soothe whatever your dry skin ailment could be, from dry lips to nappy rash. It is an uber thick semi clear gel that either sits on the lips like a great soothing lip gloss ( I found this perfect for the gym)  or rubbed into dry skin it absorbs but leaves a slight film to keep the area moist, when I say slight film that is exactly what I mean, NOT a greasy patch.


SUKIN Paw Paw Ointment
SUKIN Paw Paw Ointment



This Australian brand are beautifully cruelty free, vegan, Australian made and owned, 100% carbon neutral, and petrochemical free, paraben & sulphate free.  So You can rest assured that you are using the safest product on your skin. 

The key ingredients are:
  • Castor Seed Oil
  • Carnauba Wax
  • Candelilla Wax
  • Papaya Fruit Extract
  • Fermented Paw Paw.
So as you can see beyond gentle, another thing worth noting about this great sized 25g tube is the price. it is around £5-£6 depending on where you buy it, I really do think think this is a 100% must have for anyone that suffers with dry chapped skin of any kind, and at that price you can keep it at home, in your bag and in your desk drawer so that you are ready to relive dryness anywhere.

Sukin Paw Paw Ointment can be found here at Holland & Barrett at the lowest price I could find £5.24 


Lyn x


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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Leighton Denny Time Repair

Leighton Denny Time Repair


Hi Loves,

Do your nails need a little help to look their best?  and are you into this Summer's pale delicate shades?  if the answer is yes then Leighton Denny has the answer for you!

This is not my first time trying Leighton Denny as a brand, you can read a couple of previous reviews
Here and Here. this time we are looking at a solution to problem ridged nails, this whole ridge thing is a puzzle to me as sometimes I get it and sometimes I don't, when I do it's the most irritating thing on the world - well not really I understand that there are much larger problems in the world but you get my gist.  The solution is


Leighton Denny Time Repair

Leighton Denny Time Repair 12ml 

 Applied every other week  in one or two coats ( I prefer two) either alone or under polish gives a great base/primer to the nails while working on repairing them at the same time, it somehow makes the nails feel more healthy and flexible while solving the troublesome ridges. It diffuses the colour of the natural nail making it appear healthier and masking any discolouration. Containing Collagen it helps promote moisture and smoothness to the nail.
I have to be honest here and say I have been using this mainly as a primer, it's great!  but it also means I know that the little bottle is providing me with two jobs in one.


Leighton Denny Time Repair

Leighton Denny Mariposa Pearl Nail Polish 12ml

With  nails being pale this season in keeping with Wedding Season, this is a beautiful pale pink pearl shade with a touch of frosting from Leighton Denny, I have shown the shade here with one, two and three coats to give you an idea of the look that can be achieved, I have written before in depth about the benefits of Leighton's polishes, they are long lasting, flexible and Free from tosylamide formaldehyde resin, camphor, DPB, toluene and formaldehyde. the bottles are a generous sized 12ml with a brush that literally lets you apply in two strokes.



Find the complete Leighton Denny range here with free postage at Look Fantastic.

Lyn x

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Friday, 25 May 2018

B. Brow Contour Kit



B. Brow Contour Kit
B. Brow Contour Kit

Hiya darlin,

I am back again with more gorgeousness from B. at Superdrug, as you know this brand is everything that is good and kind, it is 100% Cruelty Free, suitable for both Vegetarians and Vegans, and of course comes with Superdrugs own 100% happiness guarantee, in case you didn't know, if you are ever unhappy with a Superdrug own brand product, just simply take it back.

Brows!  how many brow products are there? how many are just so so or just OK?  Lot's!  Trust me I have tried a ton on these over abused pathetic specimens of mine.  But B. have come up trumps with this little brow palette, it contains everything you need to keep the little minxes looking neat, shapely and tidy.


B. Brow Contour Kit
B. Brow Contour Kit


If you are a one pencil woman I urge you to try something different and just see the look it gives you, honestly you will be amazed at what you can achieve, obviously you will have good and bad brow days, and I can guarantee you won't have a good one when you are going somewhere special, it's called sods law, also bearing in mind your brows are said to be sisters not twins, some days they can look as though they aren't even related!  This handy all in one kit gives you the tools you need to achieve your best brow.


B. Brow Contour Kit
B. Brow Contour Kit


Taking an angled brow brush use the wax to outline your natural brow and follow with powder, the palette contains two shades of powder allowing you to get day and night looks and also if you are feeling adventurous you can go for an ombre brow.  Once you are happy with the brows use the highlighter directly under the brows along the brow bone, depending on how you apply this it can give you a really sharp defined brow or simply just highlight the brow bone itself. You are now set to go, and hopefully your brow game will be strong.


B. Brow Contour Kit available on offer here.

Lyn x

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty

Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty
Beauty Haul Giveaway Free Makeup & Beauty 


Hi Loves,

I have been having a clear out of the beauty room and decided to do a giveaway.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter the Rafflecopter below, there are more than one chance of being a winner, so do as many entries as you want.

Rafflecopter will draw a winner at random, the more you enter the more chance of a win.


The Prizewinner will be announced next Saturday 2nd June  here on the blog so you will need to check back to see if you are a winner. if we don't hear from the winner within 48 hours the prize will go to the next person on the list.



Brand names include:

Jack Wills
PS Primark
M.A.C
Kiko
Lumity Life
Benefit
Ted Baker
Dr.Hauschka
Rimmel
Botanics
Solait
Philip B
Viviscal
Lucia Magnani
Sisley
Roger & Gallet
Caudalie
Erno Laszlo
Eyelure
Body Fantasies
Estee Lauder
Skinfix
B. Nourished
Dr. Organics
Elf
Impulse
Nads

Total number of items 54.


GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN.

Enter Here - Beauty Giveaway


Lyn x
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Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation



Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation
Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation


Hi Loves,
As you already know I am a little bit obsessed with foundations, I have in my time probably bought hundreds, it started with Max Factor Pan Stick in my wayward youth and now I am constantly on the search for something that doesn't highlight lines and wrinkles like a flashing beacon. Not to hard to wish for I don't think?  However.........I am not about to spend in excess of £50.00 on what could be a huge mistake, to this end I am always looking on the drugstore displays for something new that might just be the holy grail, a couple of weeks ago I discovered Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation in the shade N159 Cool Vanilla.


Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation

This time around I was hoping for a bit less coverage than I usually go for as my thinking was to try and minimise the screwed up wrinkled paper bag look!  I am pleased to say that I have succeeded in my quest, now I am not saying this is the holy grail, but you know what?  it's not far off. I am loving it!

Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation


The foundation comes on a 30ml pipette glass bottle, is totally buildable, so if you want to layer it for more coverage you can do so easily without any rolling or pilling, it applies BEAUTIFULLY, leaving as it says on the jar an airbrushed finish. I first tried it with my beloved Clarisonic  using the sonic foundation brush, I will write about this gizmo at some stage, but I actually found the best application for the foundation was the old school way with fingers. It takes hardly any blending and gives you a dewy glow without being shiny or greasy looking, if you are a die hard Matte fan this won't be for you, but if you are looking to go Meghan Markle glow this really hits the spot.

I have given this a thorough trial checking it over a few days and obsessing with the mirror every couple of hours, it will not sit in lines or wrinkles and has a really good staying power even after a good 9 hour wear.

17 Shades Available.

Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation 


For the record, I dislike the term drugstore when used in the UK, we have Chemists but it really doesn't sound right lol.

Lyn x

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Cosmetics á la carte London

Cosmetics a La Carte
Cosmetics a La Carte 


Hiya Loves,

This week I experienced the sheer joy that is Cosmetics a La Carte, based in the heart of Chelsea I was invited to an event to celebrate the new 60's inspired "Summer Of Love Collection" the timing couldn't have been more perfect with Chelsea being fully decorated in it's floral glory for the Summer of Love Week, incorporating the Chelsea Flower Show.


Cosmetics a La Carte


Cosmetics a La Carte was also in full bloom, with the most incredible vibe of flowers and love, we were treated to amazing cocktails which even included blooms!  The visit to the shop for me was a double winner, not only did I get to see the huge array of cosmetics on display I got a greater understanding of the brand and it's founder Lynne Sanders, a Chemist and Scientist with over 40 years in the beauty industry, her passion and love for cosmetics literally radiates, her vision is to create natural bespoke make up to suit any age.  You may not have heard of Cosmetics a La Carte as it is more known to make up artists and those "In the Know" but trust me, if you have ever struggled to find the perfect foundation or make up shades to suit and flatter your complexion you now know where to visit.  With it's own factory in Battersea South London, everything is manufactured to the highest quality standards and tailored specifically for you, if you have ever had a lipstick discontinued by another brand, fear not. Cosmetics a La Carte will replicate the exact shade for you!! 


Cosmetics a La Carte


Chatting with Lynne we managed a giggle about today's trends for heavy contouring and shades being beautiful for younger girls:  but as we get older subtle more natural looks are far more flattering for us "cough" mature ladies.  You can of course buy from the ready made collection of cosmetics, but the real beauty of the brand is having an appointment with a professional make up artist and having your shades designed just for you, and such an investment when you thing of the hundreds of pounds we waste over the years trying to find the holy grail foundation!  You can of course drop into the shop at anytime, but for a full consultation it's best to book beforehand to avoid disappointment especially if you are travelling into London.


Cosmetics a La Carte

Cosmetics a La Carte


This post was originally intended to showcase some products for you, but I wanted to give an insight into the company as I for one, found it totally fascinating and such a gorgeous opportunity to get your make up just right once and for all, it just goes to prove that us mere mortals can enjoy a bespoke service in comfortable beautiful surroundings. 
Check out the website and possibly learn a little more about the brand, I'm sure you will be tempted!  in the meantime I will be back with some product reviews.

Cosmetics a La Carte do NOT test on animals.


https://www.cosmeticsalacarte.com/

Lyn x 



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Monday, 21 May 2018

DR. CEUTICALS Neck & Chest Lift




Hiya Darlins,

What is wrong with us women?  why do we only worry about body parts when they become a problem?  we service our cars but neglect ourselves!

I don't ever recall thinking about my neck or decolletage until the day I looked in the mirror and thought, Christ I look like my Mum!  I think we have all had that moment, not in a derogatory way but in the way you notice your Mum's cheek is not as firm when you kissed her. It comes to us all, and sooner than we flippin think. 

I have discovered Dr. Ceuticals Neck & Chest Lift, a lightweight cream that is designed for this much neglected area. Funnily enough the box says "Don't be guilty of neck neglect"  I first discovered Dr.Ceuticals when I wrote about the Hand SOS Balm which you can read here, this is such a well priced brand of quality skincare I do think it needs some serious looking into.



Dr. Ceuticals Neck & Chest Lift 75ml


Containing SP15 this aids in the protection of sun damage while at the same time lifting and firming the neck and chest area, although you will see an immediate improvement in the moisture content of the neck and chest area, you won't really appreciate the benefits of this lightweight cream for around 12 weeks of constant daily use, it should become as regular as your daily moisturiser for the best effects. it does have a gorgeous soothing feeling and you can literally feel your skin drinking in the moisture and almost thanking you. The sun protection alongside anti-oxidants will help protect this delicate area from future damage, which means you can sleep safe in the knowledge that you are doing your best for this much neglected area.

I am please to have discovered that at the time of writing this post many Dr.Ceutical products are on half price offer including this cream at Boots.com 


Lyn x 

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2


Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2



Hi Loves,

I wanted to get this to you asap, these palettes were released in store yesterday, 17/5/2018 there are two in the range, my local store had sold out of the Natural 1 on the first day!  I managed to grab this Natural 2 for the blog. I have such a love hate with Aldi, while I love them with a passion the stock levels drive me insane.


Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2



Moving on, if you want to pick up this palette at the crazy price of £5.99 here are the swatches. What I will say is the brush is amazing, it will stay with me long after the palette and is identical to the ones that come in the Urban Decay palettes, in fact the brush alone is worth the price.

Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2

Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2
Aldi Lacura Naturals Eyeshadow Palette 2



The powder is a little chalky as you would expect, but the pigments are reasonable, I have shown a small selection of swatches that I applied damp. In my opinion this gives a far better payoff and makes the glitters pop.


Lyn x 








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SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique

SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 


Hi Loves,
Why do we admire French women so much?  is it their elegance?  seemingly effortless beauty or is it all a myth? the effortless beauty part I believe to be a myth, the French are passionate about skincare far more than make up. Finally we have French Pharmacy skincare easily available in the UK in the name of SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique  like me you have probably not heard of this unless you are a regular in France and have seen the brand in the Chemist's. Once a small family firm back in 1962 SVR where one of the first brands to bring medicine to skincare. Since then the brand has become synonymous with skincare that addresses every need.

The range is vast, so whatever your concern SVR have a solution.

In this post I am bringing you 4 products that I have been testing out over the past couple of months, originally I was unsure if these products would reach the blog as I had not heard of them before and wanted to give them a thorough trial, I am delighted to say they are nothing less than outstanding and a discovery that will now stay with me, with prices starting at £5.00 it is a joy to find something this good that doesn't cost hundreds! 


SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 

SVR PHYSIOPURE Cleansing Foaming Gel 200ml

This gel foam cleanser contains Oxygenating Magnesium, and is suitable for all skin types,  anyone who has ever experienced an Oxygen facial will know the benefits of pure Oxygen and the Trace element Magnesium is the key to this cleanser being a long term benefit to the skin rather than just a cleanser. You literally need the tiniest amount which will make this whopping 200ml last you forever, apply to a damp face and watch the gel turn into the richest creamiest foam. Just those three words are enough to make the most sensitive skins itch!  worry not, this cleanser is suitable for even the most sensitive irritated skins, it is 100% soap free so leaves the skin feeling clean, soft and balanced with no signs of redness or itching.
Alcohol Free, Colourant Free, Paraben Free.

SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 


SVR DENSITIUM Eye Contour Cream 15ml

The Densitium range is especially suited to mature skin. This eye cream addresses 3 main issues, dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles.  It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Bio Calcium ( see below)  Smoothed around the orbital bone and unusually gently patted onto lids this lightweight formula absorbs easily and leaves the eye area looking and feeling hydrated, did this make lines look any better?  I hear you ask. 100% yes! instantly noticeable in hydration which obviously smoothed the lines somewhat but over time I can truthfully say I have seen a visible difference to the depth of the main lines around my eyes, as you all know from previous posts I am not a fan of eye creams and don't reach for them on a daily basis, this one has been on my eyes twice a day! be careful though, one pump will do both eyes, so be careful not to waste it.

Just a note, I had never heard of calcium being applied topically so I did a little research and this is the answer in case you are interested.

Antioxidants prevent damage to the skin's components such as collagen. ... Topical calcium products therefore provide anti-ageing benefits and enhance skin cancer protection. Calcium is an extremely powerful tool for skin rejuvenation and, in the not too distant future, it will receive media attention and marketing focus.

SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique
SVR Laboratorie Dermatologique 



SVR DENSITIUM Creme Riche 50ml

If you have dry mature or very dry skin this rich cream will be a lifesaver!  it's not kidding when it says rich, the formula is thick and dense which when applied instantly leaves you thinking it will be greasy and leave a thick film, it is in fact the opposite the cream absorbs leaving you with soft supple feeling skin that is immediately hydrated. Again containing Hyaluronic Acids and Bio Calcium this paraben free lifesaver will see you reaching for it on a daily basis to keep the skin supple, firm and fresh. Now the company do not say on the packaging when you should use this cream, I have been using it as both a day moisturiser and a night cream, as a daytime cream give it a couple of minutes to fully absorb and you are good to go on with your normal make up routine, I did, both day and night double this cream with LIFTIANE Serum. the effects are ridiculous, I can see a huge improvement in both texture and firmness.





SVR LIFTIANE Serum 30ml

I have saved the best till last!  If you buy nothing else this year, buy yourself this serum!!!  Oh my lord, the second it hits your skin you will see an immediate lifting and firming effect, and over time the benefits have only increased. The serum contains pure reversatrol at 1% we already know the benefits of this ingredient that comes from the skin of red grapes, alongside Hyaluronic Acid this powerful combination works to lift the skin and give it a fresh glow like nothing else I have tried. although this is obviously not a hand cream I wanted to show you the instant effect of applying it to the back of one hand against the other.


To Sum up, I am over the moon to have discovered this brand, and can honestly say I will be looking far deeper into SVR to discover and bring you other products.

Currently you can find the entire ranges of SVR Laboratorie Dermatalogique Here

Lyn x 

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

IGK Hair

IGK Hair
IGK Hair


Hi Loves

If you are a keen social media follower you would have heard news of IGK Hair or maybe seen their instagram, if not - you are in for a treat.

It's not often that something really new and exciting falls into my hands but THIS brand!  seriously, talk about cutting edge!  I am not going into the whole history of this brand on this post as I could be here for ever, these guys don't sit still for a moment. The brand name is an acronym of the 4 owners names and IGK is currently available exclusively in the UK at SpaceNK however.............expect them to become a household name soon in the UK as once tried you will wonder how you lived without them,  remember the other 3 letter brand name that hit the hair market some years ago that possibly every woman and her dog now own?  this in my opinion will be the same.

Let me just start by saying I personally loathe dry shampoo, there I said it, probably not what you were expecting to hear but it's the truth, all the girls in my family think I am odd, they are all fans of various brands and use the stuff as though it were a part of any beauty routine. I have over the years tried some, not all obviously but most of what I have tried has left me looking as through I have rolled on the floor of a baby powder factory, and quite frankly left me feeling nothing less than gross and grubby.  OK, I know I am old but there it is, I am the first to admit when I am wrong and I must be honest and say that I approached this brand with a bit of a curled up lip, I fully expected to hate it, why wouldn't I?  after all I hate dry shampoo.

IGK Hair
IGK Hair


Lets start with IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo 

Jet Lag is what I would say the first level in the IGK dry shampoo story, it is for days when your hair isn't dirty but needs a little refresh, lightweight formula with finely milled Volcanic ash, you will hardly know you have use this but your hair will thank you, it leaves your hair feeling as though it has just been shampooed, ideal for normal to dry scalps with fine to medium texture hair.


IGK Hair
IGK Hair

IGK Direct Flight Multi-Tasking Dry Shampoo

Cleansing, texturising and volumizing are the features of this fabulous green can, perfect for normal to oily scalps with fine to coarse textured hair, a light cleanser that easily absorbs oil and sweat leaving you with  fresh looking hair.

IGK Hair



IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo 

This is where we bring out the "Big Guns"  If you are a fitness bunny you will 100% know the frustration of gym hair, your hair is clean when you start but you end your workout with limp sweaty lifeless hair! that really does not smell its best.  This is your solution, also if you have been very naughty and partied so hard you really have left your hair past it's wash by date, this can is for you. This heavy duty spray will absorb any signs of grease, oil and odour. White Tea powder soothes the scalp leaving you able to carry on with your life without the embarrassment of grim hair.  Perfect for Oily scalps, fine to thick, medium and coarse textured hair.

I have to confess that my mind has been completely changed by these sprays, my hair felt clean and soft, it really didn't feel dirty and smelled fabulous. I honestly believe that it probably does your hair good not to over wash it, and I am now converted.
If you know you are falling into bed when you should have washed your hair, these sprays can be used while you sleep to absorb oil overnight leaving you able to get those extra zzzzz's in the morning.

I do have more products from IGK that I will be bringing to the blog soon.

IGK Hair at SpaceNK

Are you a fan of dry shampoo? or have you avoided them due to them being so grim in the past? or is it just me?

Lyn x


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Friday, 11 May 2018

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018


Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 


Hi Loves,
This is where I get really excited, firstly the word SUMMER - I live for it.  But the time of the year Marks & Spencer spoil us with the Summer Beauty Box, if you have never experienced one of these, trust me you need to!

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 


In a nutshell the beauty box contains £140.00 worth of top branded beauty products at the bargain price of £15.00 when you spend £40.00 in M&S, the release date on this is 31st May 2018 in store and online at marksandspencer.com       be quick, they sell out FAST, I missed out on one once and was distraught.  I don't do beauty box subscriptions as I often think they start out well but end up with sorry little samples that you would never use.  This box is just perfect for Summer and even more perfect if you are going away, as you can have all your goodies tucked into it's own make up bag.

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 


The box contains

  • Formula Ultimate Sleep Cream 15ml
  • Origins GinZing Gel Moisturiser 30ml
  • Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Hair Spray 50ml
  • Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer 40ml
  • REN Altantic Kelp & Magnesium Body Wash 100ml
  • Autograph Lasting Colour Intense Liquid Lipstick 6ml
  • Autograph Sheer Radiance Eau de Parfum 30ml
  • EOS SPF Lip Balm 7g
  • Prai Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme 15ml
  • Percy & Reed Shine Fragrance Mist 75ml
  • Leighton Denny Nail Colour 12ml
  • PUR Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara 4ml
  • Ultrasun Lip Protection SPF 30 4.8g
  • This Works Deep Pillow spray 5ml
  • M & S Cosmetic Bag

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 

Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018
Marks & Spencer Summer Beauty Box 2018 

As you can see these are brilliant sizes and fantastic value for money.


Put a date in you calender for 31st May to be sure you don't miss out!

Lyn x


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