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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Monday, 13 August 2018

Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray



Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray
Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray


Hi Loves

If you are wondering what a finishing spray is basically it's another name for setting spray, which in this weather is product that I have most definitely come to rely on and carry with me always. 

The thing with a finishing/setting spray is that you need it to not only set your make up and stop it from melting all down your face, you also want it to feel fresh and not sticky!


Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray
Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray


I have been using this spray on some seriously hot days here in the U.K, yes we are having our very own heatwave, which I am loving!  the spray has performed really well even on the stickiest most humid days. I had a meeting in London recently which involved a two hour public transport journey for me and I used the spray before leaving, took it with me and as I always do found somewhere to check the face before the meeting and viola all still in place!  you can't ask for more than that from a product. What I also like about this spray is that I am able to use it as a freshen up, some mists leave your makeup wet, and actually do more harm than good, this spray dries instantly never feels sticky and leaves the skin totally breathable.

The 59ml size is perfect to pop in your handbag, you could even use this on no makeup days as freshener in the heat.


Mary Kay is available HERE

Lyn x

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TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick


TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick
TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick



Hi Loves

If you are a lover of metallic lips look no further than the new  20th Anniversary Collection from Too Faced. Talk about sparkle!



TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick
TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick

TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick

TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick
TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick



There are 10 in the range, shown here is my favourite MISS THING which as you can see is a beautiful  Pale Rose Gold Metallic.  On first glance you would expect a lipstick with such a huge amount of shimmer to feel gritty and rough, not so with this formula, it's smooth and comfortable to wear the colour pay off is crazy, the swatch shown here was literally one swipe. 



TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick
TOO FACED 20th Anniversary Collection Metallic Sparkle Lipstick

A throwback from the original days of Too Faced when it was all about the glitter these lipsticks are reformulated for 2018 and are nothing less than stunning, from the glitter box to the super glittery case.  This new creamy formula will have you falling in love from the first application.

As always with Too Faced Vegan and fiercely Cruelty Free.

Product Purchased by me from Sephora USA

Available from today 13th August at Selfridges HERE


Lyn x

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Friday, 10 August 2018

Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced


Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced
Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced

Hi Loves

You may or may not have guessed but I have a bit of a "thing" for Too Faced Cosmetics, the packaging, the quality and first and foremost vegan.  Would you even believe that Too Faced have been around 20 years?  seems unthinkable to me, but to be fair at my age I don't know where the years vanish!

This collection I have from a lady in the (Know) will be released in the UK in Selfridges August 10th and   Debenhams August 13th, get your cards ready you will want even just a tiny bit of this as it's nothing less than stunning.

Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced
Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced


Starting with the  THEN & NOW Palette which I managed to get bought over from the US, firstly it's the largest I have ever seen from the brand, secondly just look at that flipping packaging!

In 1998 Too Faced started with 10 eye shadows Shown in the top row. For 2018 these have been re invented and re named in bolder brighter shades, the reinvented selection is the bottom row.


Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced
Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced


Starting at the Top Row we have


  • Twinkie
  • Pixie Dust
  • Dirt Bag
  • Rizzo
  • Zsa-Zsa
  • Temper Temper
  • Trixie
  • Villain
  • Ice Queen
  • Ohh & Ahh

Bottom row 

  • Glitter Donut
  • Lost Boys
  • Gretchen
  • Reality Star
  • I can't Even
  • Gigi
  • Shady Bitch
  • Chill Out
  • Ohh La La 
Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced

Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced
Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced

Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced
Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced

Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced

Too Faced TF20 Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Too Faced



A super large mirror the tells you The brand are "Celebrating 20 years of being fabulous"

20 totally wearable shades that will have you covered day or night, and as always the quality we have come to love from Too Faced.

I will bring you swatches of the whole palette but as the first release is today, I wanted to share it with you.



Lyn x

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JD Williams Midster Model Search Winners.



Hi Loves

You will have seen me tweeting and instgram posting about this fabulous search JD Williams announced for us "Ladies of a certain age"  to model for the brand, and the results are in!

I just want to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who entered (You are all winners)  especially my good friend Lucy Blenkinsopp who as you know helped me with a personal coaching course which you can read about here  who came in the top 11. well done girl x




JD WILLIAMS REVEALS THE WINNERS OF NATIONWIDE MODEL SEARCH
Search launched as women over 45 claim they aren’t represented in fashion
A national model search launched as a direct result of women aged 45 and over saying they didn’t feel represented in advertising, TV and on fashion runways has crowned not one but two winners who are aiming to shake up a youth obsessed fashion industry.
The winners of JD Williams’ Midster model search have been revealed as Sue Hammond, 58 from Buckinghamshire and Jenny Stout, 53 from London. JD Williams launched the search earlier this year, as part of its ongoing commitment to use age appropriate models in its brand and advertising campaigns. The competition came off the back of research which revealed more than a third (79 per cent) of British women feel ignored by the fashion and advertising industry.
The three-month long search in association with Models 1 was open to women aged 45 and above, of all sizes and shapes, and saw more than 600 women apply.
A final shortlist of 11 women whose ages spanned from 45 to 61 were invited to a casting day in London where they came face-to-face with the judging panel which included Britain’s Next Top Model judge and celebrity photographer, Nicky Johnston; Uwe Herzstein from Models One; supermodel Jan De Villeneuve and Creative Director at JD Williams, Beth Lowry. 
Sue and Jenny will now appear in the brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 advertising and PR campaigns, plus receive an introduction to Models 1, Europe’s largest model agency.
Winner Sue comments: “I entered the competition to push myself out of my comfort zone. I’m 58 and have recently had breast reduction surgery having wanted it for years.  I was feeling so good about how my body had changed, the different clothes I could now wear and having the confidence to wear colours instead of standard black, that when I saw the competition, it just felt like the right time to apply that confidence.  So, with a great deal of encouragement from my teenage daughter I went for it!”
Fellow winner Jenny, an ex-Olympic athlete, said: “I heard about the model search from a friend on Instagram who thought I would be perfect for the brand. I did a little bit of research to see if I would fit the brand and ethos and immediately resonated with it; to feel comfortable in your own skin no matter your age or size. Women in middle age still have something to give that is valuable and can still be attractive, confident and fashionable.
On the actual day of the final casting I was surrounded by these incredible women who all had amazing stories to tell about their personal growth and who were determined to shine as a Midster, no matter where their journeys have taken them.  To win amongst such a crowd was very humbling.”
Creative Director at JD Williams Beth Lowry added: “As a brand which caters for older woman, we believe it’s important to use age appropriate models in our advertising and marketing campaigns, which is something we wholeheartedly encourage others to do. However we’ve found it difficult casting 45+ models in our campaigns, as the pool of models is notoriously small - which is one of the reasons why we launched this model search.
“We had such a fantastic response to the search and we now can’t wait to get started on our SS19 campaigns which will star Sue and Jenny!”
Sue and Jenny’s first appearance as the new ‘faces’ of JD Williams will see them walking the catwalk at JDW Midster Live AW18 – a fashion show which will put Midsters on the agenda at this year’s London Fashion Week. They will both walk the catwalk alongside a cast of models and celebrities all aged 45 and above.


Lyn x
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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Top 10 Beauty Favourites in July




Hiya Darlins

I am always late with these top ten type lists, I fall in love with certain things every month then forget to share them, I am going to do my absolute best to keep this up now. so here is my top 10 from July :)

In no particular order 































Smoothskin Muse IPL



Hope you agree that this collection is more than worthy of being my Top Ten for July.

Lyn x

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Jane Iredale Lemongrass HandDrink SPF15



Jane Iredale Lemongrass HandDrink SPF15
Jane Iredale Lemongrass HandDrink SPF15


Hiya,

"Hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face"  remember that ad?  can you imagine we were once sold the concept that a washing up liquid could soften hands and keep them in the same condition as our faces?  How times have changed and thank the lord for that, we now know that our digits need care and attention, we also know that they are a huge tell tale to signs of ageing, which is why an SPF is an absolute essential in a hand cream.



Jane Iredale Lemongrass HandDrink SPF15
Jane Iredale Lemongrass HandDrink SPF15



Jane Iredale Lemongrass HandDrink 60ml


Following on from the success of HandDrink Jane Iredale have now introduced Lemongrass HandDrink to their collection.
The first thing that you notice when using this hand cream is the beautiful Lemongrass fragrance, it has the ability to instantly uplift your mood and make you smile! Due to it's SPF15 UVA/UVB protection this cream has been given the seal of approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation, the lightweight fragranced cream which is actually more of a lotion, absorbs instantly and leaves your hands feeling moisturised but not greasy, it is water resistant for up to 40 minutes, so if you are a lover of hand washing up you will be good to go. I find it a strange thing with hand cream that some people love them while others never think to use them, for me it's a conscious decision as I have never done it automatically, however with the Jane Iredale HandDrink, I actually find myself picking it up a few times a day as it feels like a treat and I am loving the way my hands look and feel from regular use. 

Vegan & Cruelty Free this award winning brand is so confident in their products you are able to buy samples, which to me is the ultimate sign in customer service as they are confident that once tried you will be back for more!

Check out Jane Iredale Lemongrass HandDrink Here 


Lyn x 

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Rodin Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe


Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe
Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe 



Hiya Darlins,

 You will have seen me recently introduce Rodin to the blog, and yes!  I do have fascination with founder Linda Rodin.



Linda Rodin at  70 is now an Instagram star who created the original RODIN olio lusso face oil in 2007. She has over 220,000 followers on her lindaandwinks Instagram account. 
She was a fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar in the 1970s. has styled Laetitia Casta, Madonna & Halle Berry to name a few. Her Poodle Winks is as much of an Instagram star as the woman herself.

I definitely think it's worth checking out the Instagram account just to get a feel for this stylish beauty.


Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe
Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe "So Mod"




This time we are discussing  "So Mod"  from the Lipstick Wardrobe Collection.

A beautiful pale rosy pink that was inspired by the 60's fashion icons such as Twiggy known for the pale pink lip look of the time. This fabulous shade looks darker in the bullet that it does on the lips, and even shows a little darker on the arm swatch, it is a stunning nude rose with a soft sheen, that actually feels as though it's conditioning the lips rather than just being make up, weightless and non tacky the finish is stunning, along with the lasting power.
The Lipstick Wardrobe Collection consists of 5 shades with matching Lip Liners ranging from the palest "So Mod" to "Billie On A Bike" which is a gorgeous deep plum, this is brave collection that will leave you wanting to experiment more with the shades, for me "So Mod" is simply perfect, on my pale skin this shade lifts and brightens where I sometimes find nude pink shades can look flat and one dimensional.

Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe
Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe "So Mod"



Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe
Rodin  Olio Lusso Lipstick Wardrobe 


Check out the Lipstick Wardrobe at Liberty London Here 

Lyn x

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