Wednesday, 29 August 2018

#SP Incorporating More Natural Beauty Products Into Your Regime





Nowadays, we are relatively used to picking up whatever beauty products we are recommended without really taking any notice of what they’re actually made from. We’re so used to everything having an extensive list of ingredients on the back that we don’t even stop to question what some of the previously unheard of elements are or where they are sourced. This is, of course, problematic. Various chemicals, artificial filler ingredients, and artificial colours or scents that are commonly used in beauty products can actually have detrimental effects on your skin, causing irritation, redness, or adverse reactions. To protect yourself, you should invest in products composed primarily of natural ingredients. This way, you know exactly what you are putting on your skin. What’s more? They’re better for the planet too! It’s a win-win situation. So, to get you started on the right foot, here are a few natural beauty products you might want to try out.

Argan Oil

Chances are that this isn’t the first time you’ve heard of organic argan oil - it’s receiving increasing amounts of recognition and praise from beauty specialists and everyday consumers alike at the moment. Originating in Morocco, argan oil is commonly referred to as “liquid gold”, and for good reason! It is naturally rich in Vitamin E, and can give a healthy shine to your hair and beautiful glow to your skin. It can also be used to nourish your lips and nails! The ever growing popularity of this item has resulted in various low quality argan oils being placed on the market at extremely low prices, but you should look for pure, unrefined, and certified organic oil, free from parabens, triclosans, phthalates, mineral oil, silicones, artificial fragrances, and artificial colours.

Rosehip Oil

Sticking with the theme of healthy natural oils, let’s take a look at rosehip oil. Organic rosehip oil is packed to the brim with naturally occurring antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. These all serve to hydrate your skin and provide as smoother and clearer complexion with extended use. Perhaps the most popular benefit of rosehip oil is its ability to tackle signs of photoaging, such as dark spots and fine lines, by encouraging the skin to regenerate itself. Look for rosehip oils that have been cold pressed. These prove to be the best at what they do!

Natural Scrubs

Chances are that you already use an exfoliating scrub in your weekly skincare routine. While these would be a little harsh on your skin to incorporate into your routine on a daily basis, they do a brilliant job of removing dead skin and unclogging pores. Natural scrubs are generally composed of brown sugar or sea salt combined with a whole host of other complementary natural ingredients, such as coconut, peach, vanilla, or blueberry. You should, of course, use different scrubs for your face and body. Scrubs specially formulated for the face will be gentler.

These are just a few different natural beauty products that are proving popular and are consequently widely available. They are better for you and better for the planet, so what’s not to love? Incorporate a few into your skin care routine as soon as possible!



Lyn X

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Norvell Ultra Vivid Boost Colour Building Tan Extender




Hi Loves

I keep looking out of the window every single morning hoping for the return of our glorious sunshine, it seems to have left us, let's hope not for long.

When you manage to get a bit of a tan either from the UK or some gorgeous foreign holiday the last thing you want is for it to disappear before your eyes!  I recently tried out Norvell Ultra Vivid. A tan booster which gradually builds colour. So basically a fake tan!  I am a complete coward when it comes to tanning products, and as I did have a bit of natural colour I was a little loathed to try this out as I didn't want to spoil what I already had and go Orange or streaky.



I applied the tan extender with a mitt, it does instruct you to use your hand but I always like to think I know best :)  it came out of the tube the darkest brown ever!!!!!!!  Oh my lord I have to admit to being somewhat afraid of what I was about to subject my body to. The colour applied really easily and being dark it made it easy to blend, so far so good, the fragrance was good, no strong biscuit smell.  The instructions said I would see a result in 2-3 hours and a further application could be applied after 8 hours. I did the application early evening and by bedtime I was looking a lil bit fabulous, or so the family said, I decided to sleep in the tan and shower it off in the morning. Nothing on the sheets at all!  It did get the biscuit smell the longer it was on but that was down to me I think for leaving it so long.



The morning arrived, I examined all over and it was looking good, in actual fact too good to be true I thought ahhhh this is going to disappear down the drain in the shower, nope. A little residue washed away but I was left with a stunning natural looking colour and nothing transferred onto a pure white towel when I dried.

With my hand on heart I can honestly say I have NEVER experienced a tanning product this good, I used to have regular spray tans that were less even than this one.

Find Norvell Ultra Vivid Boost Here

Cruelty Free. Vegan.


Lyn x 


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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil



Jane Iredale combining Skincare & Cosmetics

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil
Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil





Hi Loves

Open any Jane Iredale pack and you are told that there are application videos available at JaneIredale.com I flipping love this idea, it's so helpful when a brand want to actually show you their products being used in real time, and for me it also shows a confidence in the products being completely transparent in everything they do. Worth grabbing a cuppa and heading over for a little viewing time.



Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil



Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil

Jane Iredale Lip Pencil 1.1g

I don't know about you but I couldn't even think about applying lipstick without a liner nowadays, as I have aged the definition has definitely diminished on my lip line, and what with fine lines a lip pencil I find essential for bringing back the definition and stopping any feathering of lipstick. I couldn't count the amount of lip pencils I have bought and thrown away, some are so scratchy they are almost painful to use and then on the other hand some are so soft they resemble lipstick, bleed into fine lines and totally defeat the object of wearing liner all together.  This lip pencil from Jane Iredale is just right!  it is firm but not scratchy and soft enough to give you the perfect outline in one go. The shade shown here is Spice, there are 11 shades to choose from with Spice being what I would call the most natural in terms of matching my own natural lip shade. 



Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil
Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil



Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick + Lip Pencil
Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Liptick Shade Molly

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick 3.4g

Well in truth the description tells you everything you need to know about this luxurious lipstick, it has fabulous lasting power, is completely comfortable to wear in that it feels more like a lip conditioner than an average lipstick. The case itself is a beautiful soft Rose Gold metal, with a magnetic closure ensuring your lid wont fall off in your make up bag. ( why don't all lipsticks come this way?)   The shade shown here is Molly, the lipsticks are available in 15 shades. The lipstick has a subtle sweet flavour almost like candyfloss making it a joy to wear.
High on the list is the addition on Morninga Oil which conditions the lips keeping them soft and plumped. While this is described as a matte lipstick it isn't dry or chalky it just leaves a gorgeous matte look moisturised colour payoff.


As always with Jane Iredale.
Vegan, Cruelty Free, no Fragrances, and only clean ingredients are used in production. This is makeup that's not just cosmetics, it's skincare at it's best.


Lyn x 


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AlphaH Supersize Customer Favourites TSV at QVC




AlphaH Supersize Customer Favourites TSV at QVC
AlphaH Supersize Customer Favourites TSV at QVC 


Hi Darlins

Here is a sneak preview of a fabulous offer coming up from our favourites AlphaH, I often wonder if everyone knows what TSV stands for. It's QVC home shopping channel shortcut for Today's Special Value.  These offers literally save you a fortune on regular prices, and AlphaH is definitely one to look out for.

This particular offer will save you £80.00 if bought at the regular price. QVC say that if these items were purchased separately the cost would be £113.50!

And best of all they are all SUPERSIZE..................Seriously if you have yet to try Liquid Gold DO IT NOW!  you can thank me later, or at least your skin will be thanking me :)

The Offer Starts Friday August 24th and you can get early access here, from midnight on Thursday.

AlphaH Brand results by age.

TWENTIES

  • Reduces pore size
  • Minimises breakouts
  • Make up last longer
THIRTIES
  • Softens the look of fine lines
  • Brightens any skin discolouration
  • Allows for less foundation and concealer
FORTIES

  • Softens the appearance of wrinkles
  • Minimises hormonal breakouts
  • Brightens any pigmentation or sun damage you may have
FIFTIES AND BEYOND

  • Forces your skin to exfoliate itself faster, meaning it behaves younger
  • Reduces any coarseness
  • Reduces wrinkle depth
  • Boots moisture for more hydrated skin
  • Skin has more "bounce" to the touch

So as you can see, AlphaH is suitable for all ages and skin types. on a personal level, my 23 year old trolley dolly Granddaughter and her friends are literally obsessed. Liquid Gold became available for sale on British Airways for the first time last year, and I hear directly from the flight deck that it has been an instant sensation especially with the flight girls, as dehydration when flying is a constant problem.

Available in the offer............


AlphaH Supersize Customer Favourites TSV at QVC


AlphaH Liquid Gold 200ml

Three nights a week is all you need for glowing super soft fresh new feeling skin. (I promise)


AlphaH Supersize Customer Favourites TSV at QVC


AlphaH Essential Hydration Cream 100ml  (This is a new size just for QVC)

Use day or night for super hydration, on the plus side this can also be used a super hydrating mask.


AlphaH Supersize Customer Favourites TSV at QVC

AlphaH Absolute Eye Complex 30ml

Applied morning and night, you will see and feel a visible lift to the eye area, can be used right up to lash level and over eyelids.


For full details of all three products check out QVC HERE  I wanted to give you a quick overview with early access, in depth reviews of AlphaH can be seen on my blog using the search bar.



Lyn x




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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream

AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream
AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream 


Hi Loves

I don't need to tell you my love for AlphaH it really is one of my go to brands on a daily basis and I get very excited when something new from AlphaH arrives, it is quite simply skincare that works!  It needs no fancy flowery descriptions, it just works. It's as simple as that!

You only need to hit AlphaH in my search bar to discover lot's of reviews.

This time round I have been thoroughly enjoying the New Multivitamin Super Cream with vitamins A B C E. Blended with Pollushield™  which is an innovative polymer that acts like a microscopic net over skin to prevent the absorption of toxic metals and urban grime.  Literally jam packed with goodness this silicone free cream will continue to give your skin all the hydration it needs for up to 48 hours, designed to boost the skins own inbuilt ability to repair this cream concentrates on fatigued tired looking complexions giving a huge boost in luminosity and firmness to the texture. (no sallow looking skin here)


AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream
AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream 

Apply twice daily  after cleansing to the face neck and decolletage, not forgetting to rub the remainder into the back of your hands, I have been using this on the alternate nights to my Liquid Gold and on a daily basis in the mornings. My skin has benefited I believe from the external application of Vitamins, I am a firm believer in multi vitamins and this has just added to my confidence that I am getting all the vitamins I need for a healthy skin. You will visibly see and feel the difference in the hydration of your skin, it has a fresher look and definitely more bounce to the touch.


AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream
AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream 

Being Australia's best known salon brand is no mean feat, *that country is large!* but the proof as always with AlphaH is in the pudding.

AlphaH do NOT test on animals, they test on staff members and family!!

Suitable for Vegans.

Check out AlphaH Multivitamin Super Cream with Free UK Shipping 


Lyn x 


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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss


Instant Gel Nails imPress By Kiss 

 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss
 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss



Hiya Darlins

Getting your nails done or painting your nails yourself is either something you love or loathe, I know some people find the whole nail painting process fun and relaxing, after all you only have to see all the amazing designs on Pinterest or Instagram to spot that it's big business!  As for going to the salon to get your nails done with Gel that's great if you have endless time on your hands and have a salon near enough to make the job easy, most of us however will be guaranteed to have gorgeous looking nails until it's time to go somewhere special then you will always look at your nails and think C##P they need infills. This is where ImPress comes to the rescue.


 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss
 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss

 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss

 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss
 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss



imPress One-Step Gel Nails.

Seriously, you will never struggle for last minute dates or get caught out with dodgy looking nails ever again. As the name implies these are stick on nails but with no glue required, literally peel and stick, and yes they do have serious holding power for those of you wondering. The designs are to die for and there really is something for everyone, from uber glam to princess sparkle it's all there just waiting for you.  In packs of 30 you will find that they give the perfect fit with no fuss.



 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss
 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss

 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss

 ImPress One-Step Gel Nails By Kiss


Simply




  • Wash Hands and dry thoroughly
  • Line up nails in the order of application after sizing them to your own nails
  • Use the enclosed prep pad to ensure nails are spotless.
  • Place the nail over natural nail with tab nearest to cuticle to get the perfect placement
  • Peel the tab, press firmly onto nail and hold for a second or two
  • If required file to shape with the enclosed emery

You are set to go! 

With 11 Designs to choose from you are spoilt for choice.
Impress One-Step Gel nails are now on offer HERE


Lyn x 

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Monday, 20 August 2018

MissLyn Cosmetics


MissLyn Cosmetics Available In The UK

MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics




Hi Loves

Here's something you may not have seen before? Bringing in the Summer Vibes with this fabulous looking Retro Pop Art Collection are MissLyn Cosmetics.
MissLyn  started trendsetting over 30 years ago in Italy with nail and lash products. After expanding to France and Germany, Misslyn’s nail polish and cosmetics are now in demand in over 40 countries.

These gorgeous little palettes are ideal handbag size and to be fair too

cute to pack away. 




MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics

MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics

MissLyn Beach Please Bronzing & Contouring Powder 6g 

A good sized palette which works really well with The Face Shaping Brush, the angled head fits perfectly in the pan allowing you to contour and bronze with this super soft highly pigmented bronzing powder,  Available in 4 shades to suit all skin tones.




MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics

MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics

MissLyn Glow For It Strobing Powder 6g 

This Champagne toned strobing powder/highlighter literally shimmers with real pearl particles giving you a glow that outweighs many others at 4 times the price, beautifully soft and highly pigmented you can glow for it as much or as little as you want. I was super surprised at just how much sheen this gave with such a tiny amount.



MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics

MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics


MissLyn Make It Last Forever Mattifying Compact Powder 6g   (Cinnamon Crush)

Mattifying compact powder with super fine texture to literally stop any signs of Oil or shine coming through, this weather we are having is causing havoc with makeup sliding off withing moments, this compact will 100% help correct that problem. Available in 2 shades.



MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics


All Compacts come with tier own little mirror so can be used for quick touch ups during the day, I gave these powders a serious test over a weekend which was scorching and have to say they held up really well considering this is a truly budget brand with prices starting at £3.00 these products perform and in some cases outweigh products 4 times the price, so really good value, not forgetting just how flipping cute they are!


MissLyn Cosmetics
MissLyn Cosmetics



And the icing on the cake is this fabulous Stay With Me!  Matte Fixing Spray 50ml

This handy little spray is the perfect size for your handbag or holiday bag, literally a couple of spritzes holds your makeup firmly in place with a super smooth matte finish, no shine here! No discernable fragrance, it does take a few moments to dry down but once it has there is no stickiness and you are left with a fabulous smooth finish. I find keeping a fan handy solves any waiting drying problems with fixing sprays.

Find MissLyn HERE



MISSLYN categorically refuses to conduct animal testing. ... Accordingly, raw materials which have been developed for cosmetics, should no longer be tested on animals with regard to their compatibility. I.C.B. innovative cosmetic brands GmbH also confirms that no animal testing is carried out by our suppliers.

Cardboard packaging for recycling.

Lyn x  


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Thursday, 16 August 2018

W=Hb² Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète


 Secret Formula Power Duo Face Serum W=HB²


W=Hb²  Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète
W=Hb²  Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète 


Hi Gorgeous.

Introducing W=Hb² (Wellness = Health &  Beauty squared), 
la formule secrète an exclusive, premium beauty brand committed to perfection through the science of wellbeing and inspired by the Yin Yang Chinese philosophy of total balance. Created by Yilin Wang, a leading Bio-Chemist, W=HB² has been researched, developed and produced in one of the leading skincare laboratories in Switzerland using advanced technologies to create a brand that delivers results.


W=Hb²  Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète
W=Hb²  Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète 

This debut product, Power Duo Serum is a an incredible double pump, two-phase, triple action skincare treatment. Helping to promote balanced skin health, beauty and protection, this two-phase serum breaks new ground by combining a powerful anti-ageing action for skin beauty in phase I with intense brightening and pure anti-pollution actions for skin health in phase II. Containing a cocktail of proven ingredients including unique stem cells, peptides, niacinimide and probiotcs. This multi-tasking serum is said to  combat wrinkles, promote radiance, reduce age spots, protect against pollution and help repair UV induced DNA damage.


W=Hb²  Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète

W=Hb²  Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète

W=Hb²  Power Duo Face Serum | la formule secrète


I have been using this serum for some time now at first sparingly as it's not a cheap product. In terms of skincare this is high end. Is it worth it? well that's for you to judge, skincare is such a personal thing and I can only go by the results a product gives me in terms of value for money. I have had the pleasure of testing out some incredibly pricey creams and potions which to be honest have not made it to the blog. This however is the exception, my curiosity was peaked as it is is a move away from K beauty and J beauty, and I have always felt that the Chinese have the perfect way of balancing both health, wellbeing and beauty.  I have loved my time with this Serum it gives you the feeling that you are treating your skin not just on a superficial level but deep down to the soul, with the dual phase application you are getting not only beauty but a healthy balance thrown in. The pump applicator in the Yin Yang symbol shape delivers just the perfect amount, phase 1 is a super lightweight gel type formula that absorbs quickly leaving your skin brighter, fully hydrated and ready for phase 2 which is the soothing healing health part of the process. The combination of this cocktail gives the skin a fresh glow which on the surface appears younger due to the super hydration properties, fine lines appear reduced and an overall healthy glow gives the skin a relaxed fresher appearance. Once used continue with your usual skincare routine as you would with any serum.

Don't even ask me why?  but every time I used this product it reminded me of when I was a child with waist length hair, being washed over a sink with a jug! I remember always hating it and yelling for my Mum to stop after the first wash. Her words were always the same; "the first time to be clean the second time to be pretty"  to be fair I didn't want to be pretty I just wanted her to stop!  Even back then health and beauty were going hand in hand.


Made in Switzerland.

Vegan & suitable for all skin types, no perfume or artificial colours.

W=HB² Will be available in Selected High End Retailers. In the meantime it is available direct from whb2.com


Lyn x 

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Concealer UK

Is Catrice The Best Budget Concealer?

Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Concealer UK
Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Concealer 


Hi Loves,

As I have probably mentioned before I am an avid fan of US YouTubers, and with that comes a real frustration whenever I see brands or anything new being raved about the we can't easily get out hands on here in the UK, if you have ever tried buying from the US and having it posted to the UK you will know what a complete pain in the rump it is, and then of course you have the joy of the postman standing on your doorstep demanding way more than the item cost in customs fee's !!  get off with that malarkey it drives me insane. Currently I am blessed in that I can get US products easily from Sephora or Ulta via my grandaughter who flies there on a regular basis, but this has led me to investigate alternative methods of getting these goodies without the flight involved or flipping customs charges.


Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Concealer UK
Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Concealer UK

Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Concealer UK
Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Concealer UK

Going back to the title of this blog post. CATRICE Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer.  I heard about this via YouTube as being the best budget concealer on the market, so good in fact it is said to rival Shape Tape by Tarte, which as everyone knows is THE concealer to have.  Shape Tape concealer is a pain to get hold of in the UK, and NO I don't mean the floods of fake rubbish that Ebay tout, I found it at QVC the first time around, and then direct from the US.  NOW here's the thing!  I love and adore Shape Tape however................at around £6.00 Catrice Concealer is exactly the same, I'm not kidding. I have found no difference between the two other than the price.  This weekend I even risked testing out my theory by going out to dinner with Shape Tape under one eye and Catrice under the other, both bloody brilliant, not a crease, no ruching of foundation  and no mascara transition just fabulous. 

Find Catrice HERE


Lyn x 


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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette

BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette


BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette



Hiya Darlins,

I know there are a tonne of Eyeshadow palettes out there and there is a huge variation in quality and price, but as I have learnt over the years things aren't always what they seem!

When it comes to value for money I don't think you can go far wrong with some little known brands,  don't get me wrong these are not little known as in nobody has heard of them, I mean little known to us in the UK.  BH Cosmetics is one of those, now here's the thing, I won't say I have liked everything I have tried from them, far from it, some don't even reach the blog being powdery, almost un-blendable and with very little pigment. THIS HOWEVER. will literally blow your mind in terms of pigment butter soft smoothness, shimmer, glitter and all round goodness.



BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette



I first saw this Palette shown by US Beauty Guru Tati Westbrook, now I know Tati gets excited about a lot of stuff after all she gets PR samples by the truck load, but with this Desert Oasis Palette, seeing was believing so I had to get my grubby lil mitts on it.  OMG it was everything I hoped it would be and more!  the shades are stunning 19 in total including 5 highlighters. The photo's honestly don't do this palette justice.


BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
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BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette

BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette

BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette

BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette




BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette


BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette
BH Cosmetics Launch Desert Oasis Palette


The best place I have found in the UK for BH Cosmetics is Beauty Bay HERE, this palette is not in stock as yet but worth checking back to be one of the first.


Lyn x 


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