Monday, 15 October 2018

Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection Review

Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection
Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection 



Hi Loves

Here we have the complete range of Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lips to talk about. If you a regular to my little interwebby space you will know from previous posts, I am not a lover of Matte Lipsticks, and I will tell you why. Bearing in mind this is personal to me, my lips at 61 years old and not as plump as maybe they once were, void of fillers and generally just as you would expect a lip of this age to be. Matte lipsticks age me, in fact the ones I have tried make me look like the flipping crypt keeper!  they are dry, go patchy, flaky, crusty and generally look awful on me.  Recently I attended and event for JD Williams and as a retailer of Pixi there was a makeup artist doing demo's etc, and while she was trying to encourage me to try these Liquid Lips out I was adamant that I didn't want to as I knew they wouldn't suit me and I didn't want to be embarrassed by saying I hated them. What a MUG! and I am cross with myself as it's a typical reaction from me to decide I don't like something before trying it. To my mind they were for gorgeous young things and I was having non of it.


Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection


Months later..........a beautiful Parcel arrived from Pixi with the complete MatteLast Collection, while I was incredibly grateful to have received such a gorgeous gift, it ran through my mind that this could be awkward as I hate Matte Lips on me.  How wrong can you be - these are not just Matte Liquid Lipsticks, these are Pixi Matte Liquid Lipsticks..........you have to read that in the Marks and Spencer advert voice for it to work lol.



Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection


Firstly the applicator on these is brilliant, the doe foot is shaped in an open oval with a fabulous point allowing you to apply the lipstick precisely without the need for a liner, it applies wet and creamy and dries down within about 5 minutes, the pigment is out of this world and you simply need one dip of the applicator to get a smooth even completed finish, it's 100% comfortable, does not feel dry and even after a 10 hour wear with food and drink it wasn't flaky, crusty or patchy, it did wear a tiny bit from food, but nothing horrible and didn't need instantly touching up at all.  Best of all it didn't creep into lines and highlight them as most matte lipsticks do. The range starts with the prettiest natural nude right through to the deepest berry there is a shade for everyone whatever your preference. I am delighted to have tried these as it has given me a whole new perspective on mattes.

Shades are:  From wrist to elbow.


Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection
Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection 



  • Au Naturelle
  • Bare Beauty
  • Matte Beige
  • Pastel Petal
  • Really Rose
  • Evening Rose
  • Peony Pink
  • Prettiest Pink
  • Orange Red
  • Real Red
  • Berry Boost


Swatches were allowed to dry for 5 minutes before being photographed.

If you have ever wondered about matte liquid lip, look no further than these, I promise you wont be disappointed.

Pixi Beauty are 100% Cruelty Free.


Lyn x 


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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Fat Face Christmas



Fat Face Christmas
Fat Face Christmas 



Hi Loves

A while ago I attended an event for Fat Face who were showcasing their Christmas goodies, at the time the Summer was at it's best and we all sat on a rooftop garden after the event drinking prosecco enjoying the sunshine and discussing Christmas, as you do! 

Fat Face Christmas
Fat Face Christmas 



I have to be honest and say that I was delighted to have attended this event as I had no idea just how diverse Fat Face are as a brand, in my head it was just clothing, but no - it's so much more!
From tree hangers to handbags, mens toiletries, fluffy bed socks and so much much more everywhere I looked there was something different.  Interesting fact - Fat Face concentrate on real people in small Towns & Villages rather than huge London and Major City stores, they have maintained the vibe that made them famous in the first place and have stuck to their original traditions, giving them that natural gentle vibe that they have become famous for.

Fat Face Christmas

Fat Face Christmas

Fat Face Christmas
Fat Face Christmas 



I honestly recommend checking them out if you are looking for comfy cosy Winter wear for the entire family or a cute gift that's not your usual high street tat, at least the recipient may actually want what you are giving them with Fat Face. Everything about this collection oozes warmth and comfort, in shades of conker and russet even down to gorgeous natural looking phone cases ( I told you the range is diverse!)  The whole family can enjoy wearing easy, comfy cosy clothing and accessories while remaining stylish and practical. For me the beauty of Fat Face clothing is that it has a timeless essence that is associated with quality, you can imagine handing down the kids clothes with them still be on trend seasons after they saw their first outing, a true testament to style!

Well worth checking out HERE


Lyn x 


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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

TWEEZY Facial Hair Remover

TWEEZY Facial Hair Remover
TWEEZY Facial Hair Remover


Hi Darlins,

I have to admit to being really really curious about this method of hair removal, so when Tweezy contacted me to try it out I instantly said yes please, bring on the spring!  well I didn't say the last bit that would have been odd!

Upper lip hair!!!!!!  I had never given it any thought until one day at our local shopping mall in front of what seemed like the whole flipping town I got my brows threaded, nothing unusual I hear you say, except on this occasion the lady said would you like your top lip done?  I have to admit to feeling a little put out that she was insinuating I had some sort of Magnum PI thing going on with my top lip, so out of sheer embarrassment I said yes........................Jesus Lord!  I nearly had a heart attack, the freaking pain was through the roof!  I would rather have given birth to my three children in one hit that suffer this pain.  Of course there I am in front of the whole COUNTY being made a show of, trying to sit still and look as though it's the most normal thing in the world to have hair ripped from under your nose, which I might add appeared to attached to every single nerve in my face including my bladder as I also wanted to pee!!!!!!  I wiped my tear stained eyes and paid my £10.00 while proceeding to do my shopping with a fuchsia top lip.


TWEEZY Facial Hair Remover

TWEEZY Facial Hair Remover
TWEEZY Facial Hair Remover


Moving on........fortunately nowadays things are a little better and having suffered my humiliation I have regularly dealt with the facial fuzz myself, no no nice lady, you can bugger right off!

I usually give it a little wax using the strips from NO MO Stache which I love, but now it was time to check out Tweezy. on first glance you are thinking what the hell, but once you get the hang of positioning the spring, it whips away hair in a split second.  I am not going to lie and say it's painless as I want you to come back to the blog and not curse me for lying, but the pain is livable for sure, it's more of a slight sting than real pain, and once done you really don't need to worry about doing it again for ages.  I do mine once every 3 months.  I would give this a try if it's an area you have to maintain it's definitely a handy little tool, and as far as cost goes, once you own it that's it, no more spending out.

Get Tweezy Here


Lyn x 


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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette



MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette
MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette



Hi Loves,

If you have not yet tried out anything in the MissLyn Cosmetics range make this your first purchase!

You will have seen me write about MissLyn before here on the blog but THIS!!!!!!!!  You will thank me and be my bestest friend forever once you have tried these highlighters.  If you are a lover of high end highlight ie: Anastasia Beverly Hills put away your purse there really is no need to spend that kind of money ever again.


MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette
MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette



Consists of 6 pans of highly pigmented, soft as butter highlights, that sit beautifully on the skin giving you as much or as little glow as suits you, they are fully buildable without chalkiness or caking so you really can go to town on these. I often find that powder highlighters tend to highlight imperfections and wrinkle and you have to be aware of this when applying, with these there is no such fear they will not creep into any lines or wrinkles and just sit on top of your foundation. There is little to no fallout with these to the point that you could easily apply them with your finger should you wish almost like a cream. House in a cardboard palette with a super handy large mirror.



MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette
MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette
Wrist to elbow. Comet Crush, Galaxy & Big Bang



MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette
MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette


Wrist to elbow, Cosmic Energy, Milky Way & Moondust.



MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette
MissLyn Cosmo Glow Highlighter Palette



I am so so impressed with these It's unbelievable that this quality is available at such a tiny price, and as always with MissLyn fabulous fun packaging that will not fill landfill !!




MissLyn are a Cruelty Free Brand made in Germany.

Shop MissLyn at Beauty Bay Here





Mrs Lyn x  (not MissLyn) ha ha 


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RosehipPLUS



RosehipPLUS
RosehipPLUS 



Hi Loves

Once again our friends from across the pond in Australia bring us a skincare winner, this time in the form of the very purest Rosehip on the market, there are only 2 brands worldwide that produce Rosehip products of this purity and RosehipPLUS are one of them. 



RosehipPLUS source only the best available Rosehips from Chile. The oil is extracted from the seeds without heat, solvents or chemicals, guaranteeing the oil’s purity and quality. RosehipPLUS only use the seeds from the rosehip berry but some other oils can have a dark reddish hue, this is mainly due to the flesh from the berry being used. RosehipPLUS are the ONLY range to remove the flesh from the berry before pressing, hence it's warm golden colour.  This one-of-a-kind technique means that the maximum levels of nutrients are retained, ensuring that skin gets all the goodness from Rosehip Oil, certified Organic you can rest assured that your skin is getting the purest possible ingredients. It's worth reading the brands story here 

There are 6 products in the range.

  • RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil 30ml
  • RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil 50ml
  • RosehipPLUS Hydrating Day Cream
  • RosehipPLUS Nourishing Night Cream
  • RosehipPLUS Daily Cream Cleanser
  • RosehipPLUS Oil Roll On 
RosehipPLUS
RosehipPLUS 

RosehipPLUS
RosehipPLUS 



RosehipPLUS Roll On Oil 15ml

Designed to: 


  • Reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and scars
  • Maintain skin hydration and softness
  • Improve appearance of dry and sensitive skin
  • Minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promote skin elasticity and texture
This little bottle of oil is perfect for targeting areas of concern, it's quick and easy to apply, leaving no mess. Skin is left soft and soothed. I love how handy this little roll on is, you can use it to target specific areas without any mess.

RosehipPLUS
RosehipPLUS 



RoseHipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser 150ml

With the inclusion of Sea Buckthorn and Jojoba essential oils  this is one of the most hydrating cleansers I have had the pleasure of using, it does a thorough job of removing even the fullest face of make up while leaving your skin clean and soft, no tightness, itching or redness with this product, a tiny amount massaged into the skin and rinsed away with warm water and a wash cloth is all you need, the tube would last an absolute age making it excellent value for money.


100% Vegan, Organic & Cruelty Free.

Available on AMAZON Lyn x 


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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer

Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer
Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer 



Hi Loves,

I don't know about you but I have become totally reliant on primers nowadays under foundation, years ago it was something that I never used but when you come to think of it, primers make perfect sense, after all you wouldn't paint a door without priming it so why paint your face? 

Things like open pores, fine lines can all be (filled) while leaving you a perfect base for make up as though your skin had been air brushed.  In my time I have tried many many primers and I can honestly say in my opinion the price is definitely not an indication of how good a primer is going to be.  I am currently trialling on that is a couple of pounds that's becoming high on the list, watch this space!  This time round I would put Kevyn Aucion into the higher end bracket price wise, but does it perform up to it's price range?



Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer
Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer 


Kevin Aucion Primed Skin Developer 30ml

Described as a skin enhancing treatment primer it promises to hydrate & restore moisture to the skin while providing a flawless base for make up, with the key ingredients being Marine Actives and Hyaluronic Acid. Firstly we have to appreciate the packaging from Kevyn Aucion it always both looks and feels like pure luxury and just from the first glance you know you are into serious skincare and makeup. The primer is a liquid clear gel type formula that really needs to be applied in the thinnest layer ever, too much and you will find yourself fanning it down for ages, I didn't distinguish any fragrance which was good, and the finish felt super touchable, foundation applied like a dream I tested this on both high end "Dior" foundation and drugstore "Essence" foundations both left a stunning finish, the foundation lasted for hours without any creasing or patches to the point that it didn't need touching up for a night out!  not often that can be said.  My skin looked and felt hydrated all day which is something of an achievement as my skin can tend to look dry and slightly patchy as the day goes on. So all in all I am super impressed with this primer which pleased me as I do have a bit of a soft spot for Kevyn Aucion after first discovering the brand at Space NK and purchasing the Sensual Skin Enhancer back in 2015 which you can read here 


Kevyn Aucion are a Cruelty Free brand. 
Check out Kevyn Aucion The Primed Skin Developer Here 


What are your favourite primers ?

Lyn x 


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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 

Hi Loves,

If you are a lover of clean, natural, environmentally friendly beauty, I have no doubt you will already be a fan of Jane Iredale products. 

This spray isn't a new product, it has been re-formulated and re-packaged and has proudly been awarded ECOCERT’s Natural and Organic certification! As hinted at in the name the spray contains Pomegranate extract which is known for it's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, soothing the skin while at the same time delivering full on antioxidants.  Designed as a finishing spray for mineral make up the spray is super fine mist that won't leave your skin wet or disrupt you carefully applied makeup, used as a hydrating boost, it can be used on bare skin, which I have to say is my favourite use of this product, for an instant wake up spritz throughout the day. When I am working at home I often go bare faces and have this spray sitting on my desk, for a quick pick me up throughout the day, It really is refreshing but not in a wet drippy way.

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 



When used over mineral makeup I found it best to keep the spray at an 8-10 inch distance and lightly mist.The fragrance is clean and refreshing, not at all overpowering and superb at giving you a feeling of  hydration along with relaxation. Another added benefit to pomegranate extract is its ability to fight free radical production caused by sun exposure, and we all seem to be suffering with that, as much as why try there will be days when we forget SPF! 



Jane Iredale is an animal friendly skincare and makeup brand. 
Certified cruelty-free by both PETA and the Leaping Bunny Program.


Lyn x 


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Monday, 1 October 2018

DermaNutri Pro-Collagen Skin Repair




DermaNutri Pro-Collagen Skin Repair
DermaNutri Pro-Collagen Skin Repair 


Hiya Lovelies,

As you know I love a brand with a story and even more so when the founder of a brand has the credentials to back up their claims. Founder of DermaNutri Nutritionist Mel Turkerman is just that woman, you only have to do a quick google search to read testimonials from people she has helped.

DermaNutri is not just a range of skincare with no meaning, it's a symbiotic relationship between skincare and nutrition, when you purchase DermaNutri you are provided with a free skin repair plan which provides a truly symbiotic partnership with beauty and wellbeing. 



DermaNutri Pro-Collagen Skin Repair
DermaNutri Pro-Collagen Skin Repair 


DermaNutri Pro-Collagen Skin Repair 30ml 

This lightweight serum contains ingredients from New Zealand famed for it's crystal clear mountain waters, lush clean greenness and a nuclear free policy. 

Mineral rich hydrating seaweed blend, 
  • Protective mamaku leaf extract,
  • Organic wool proteins with Vitamin B5
  • Nutrient dense mango seed and avocado butter. 
  • Mineral rich hydrating seaweed blend.
Combined these ingredients nourish the skin and aid in the production of collagen, ensuring firmness and moisture, the formula absorbs easily is perfect under makeup without a primer, or under your daily SFP for a barefaced fresh natural look. A little goes a long long way with this serum, so two small pumps will deliver all you need for face, neck and decolletage.  Having tried it out I can totally see why it was the Editors Choice Winner in the 2018 Beauty Shortlist Awards. I only use this in the mornings as it's a perfect 3 in one serum, moisturiser and primer.

Check Out DermaNutri Skincare Here  

Cruelty Free.  


Don't you love it when a product is multi-tasking?


Lyn x



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