Friday, 16 November 2018

Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss

Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss
Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss

Hi Loves,

As you know from previous blog posts Studio 10 is not a new brand to the blog I have written about them many times previously here.  There is something particularly lovely about this brand in that it has a natural looking flattering way of giving you makeup that's enough but not overdone, the shades are particularly flattering to mature skin.  I would say it's makeup that softly whispers beauty rather than screams it in your face!

This time around we are discussing two products in the range that are both new to me.

Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss
Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss

Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss
Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss



Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion 15ml

Typical of me a product arrives and I just dive straight in without exploring fully, I thought this was just a very large pump of blusher!  Nope  it's way more than that, of course it can be used as a blush applied over foundation, this gives a beautiful soft flattering result, but do be careful as you need the tiniest amount. The product can be used in a number of ways - As a blush, primer, mixed with body lotion or worn alone.  Of course I had to test all of these, as I said it's great as a blush, I looked at it thinking there is no way on this earth that shade could be used as a primer, not in this flipping lifetime!  but away I went, I applied the two good pumps across my whole face and quite frankly looked pretty pink, shocked? yes but I continued, applying foundation directly on top was a serious eye opener, I didn't look bright pink I has a really lovely soft glow to the skin that was warm but not noticeable as actual makeup.  Really quite clever!  The product contains Adipofill™ which helps plump and lift the skin to make it look more naturally rested. I would not personally wear this product alone as it was way to pink for me. I did however mix a couple of pumps with some body moisturiser and this did a fabulous job of brightening the look of the skin which at this time of year is an enormous help. 


Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss
Studio 10 Makeup Plumping Blush Glow-Plexion + Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss


Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss 4ml

This three in one formulation that is a balm, treatment and lip gloss all in one. Containing Hyaluronic Acid the gloss plumps and conditions the lips without any sting. the peachy golden tone smooths onto the lips with a very slight pigment that picks up more in the light being golden and peachy that looking like a lipstick. Comfortable to wear and is actually really long lasting and moisturising, which again is absolutely perfect for this time of year.  The nice thing about this gloss is that is working to condition while looking super pretty at the same time, it really is incredibly flattering and works well with most make up looks.


Studio 10 makeup is Vegan, Cruelty and paraben free,

Check out the Studio 10 range here

Lyn x


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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Inner Senses Organic Beauty & Wellbeing RESET Facial Elixir


Inner Senses Organic Beauty & Wellbeing  RESET Facial Elixir
Inner Senses Organic Beauty & Wellbeing  RESET Facial Elixir


Hi Loves,

Inner Senses maybe new to us but they sure aren't new to beauty, with a provenance of over 20 years starting by picking Jasmine in Barbados the brand know a thing or two when it comes to harnessing nature and traditional proven ingredients.  

Aromatherapy is not new, the ingredients are not new, but to find truly small batch hand blended products with an emphasis on customer care are pretty much a rarity these days, the company place love and care into each little black glass bottle. (Black/Violet glass protects from light damage)  If you have an interest in learning about Aromatherapy the company even run small workshops around the country, where you can join a small group and enjoy learning in like minded company.  Details are on the website.

Inner Senses Organic Beauty & Wellbeing  RESET Facial Elixir
Inner Senses Organic Beauty & Wellbeing  RESET Facial Elixir




I have had the pleasure of testing out Inner Senses RESET Poteniating Facial Elixir 30ml

 Specifically designed for Stressed, Unbalanced, Tired Dull Lacklustre skin. Calling on only pure ingredients including Schisandra (schisandra sphenathera) fruit CO2 extract - a powerful adaptogen - renowned throughout Chinese Medicine for centuries for increasing resistance to physiological and environmental stresses such as too much TV and Computer time, pollutants in the air, UVA/UVB light damage the elixir boosts firms and brightens the skin with daily use.  Used directly after cleansing both morning and night, the elixir blends beautifully into the skin and melts away leaving you touchable soft and healthier looking, it's like a wake up call for your face.

Sometimes in life I think we could all do well to press the RESET button, daily stress and lack of proper sleep takes it's toll and just like wearing painful shoes it all shows in our faces!


Find Inner Senses Here   Use Code Welcome10 for 10% off your first order.


Lyn x


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Champagne Lifestyle With A Lemonade Pocket #spons







Hiya Darlins,

At this time of year we are surrounded by beauty luxury, which I'm sure you have looked at, maybe wanted to add to your Christmas list but wouldn't dare due to the cost?


Luxe life comes at a price, maybe you have seen your favourite bloggers living the luxe life and thought why not me?  I saw a blog post the other day from a top blogger and thought Ohhh that's a lovely outfit - jumper, skirt and boots.  Of course there were links to enable you to buy the said outfit which was really kind if you just so happened to have SEVEN AND A HALF GRAND knocking around in your purse !!!!!!  funnily enough I didn't and as always thought flipping heck I would need to win the lottery to even consider an outfit of that price, to be fair even if I had my winnings in the bank I wouldn't spend it on fashion clothing, However I would spend it on Beauty luxuries, I would have so many spa experiences people would think I had immigrated, I would buy every luxury calendar that I have seen and lusted after over the last few months, I would sleep on zillion thread count count sheets, wear cashmere daily and waft around wearing the very best fragrances money could buy.  Of course I would sort the family out but at the end of it all I would spoil myself stupid.


Diptyque



Harrods


As women we always, always put ourselves after partners, children, bills and often even the dog, there are a long list of priorities that often aren't us.  so If you just per chance had your numbers come up I think you would deserve to treat yourself to life's luxuries, after all you can't take it with you!



Liberty London

Can you imagine waking up from your perfect bed, slipping on the fluffiest thickest towelling robe ever and running yourself a fragrant bubble bath before starting your day? which of course would be popping along for a Mani/Pedi, facial and a massage.  Seriously, I am sat here sighing at the thought as I type LOL

The thing with all of these thoughts is that you have to be in it to win it, someone has to win so why not us?  I always forget to pick up a ticket and kick myself every time.  Using the Lottoland website makes placing your chances easy, everything is taken care of for you all you have to do is sit back an dream of planning your winnings.



Lyn x





Post written in partnership with Lottoland, thoughts are my own dreaming.

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Monday, 12 November 2018

Zen Pharmacy London


Zen Pharmacy London
Zen Pharmacy London 


Hi Loves,

The thing about this whole blogging malarkey is that it has led me to discover things I probably would never have heard of.  Recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to the opening of the second branch of Zen Pharmacy based in Baker Street, London. the first is in Knightsbrige.

As the name implies Zen is a pharmacy but not just any pharmacy, the services offered are something completely new to me and quite frankly breathtaking.   It's wellness and beyond! 

The team at Zen comprises a talented multidisciplinary group of doctors, pharmacists, nutritionist, dermatologists, beauty therapist, holistic therapy, homoeopath and physcotherapy.


Zen Pharmacy London
Zen Pharmacy London 


Zen offer the following services and more


  • Late night Pharmacy
  • Medical doctors
  • Aesthetic treatments
  • Vitamin infusions
  • Blood testing

Zen Pharmacy London
Zen Pharmacy London 

As well as treatments you can pop in for something as simple as a pack of plasters or treat yourself to some high end beauty products, the range is endless.  I want to say store but Zen is much much more so will use the term health  & beauty emporium, it is beautifully decorated from the white marble floor to the glistening  modern style chandelier, everything oozes style and sophistication, you can contact any of the specialists to discuss any health issues you may have or any aesthetic treatments you are considering, there is a specialist in all forms of wellbeing that could assist you, or simply browse the vast range of products on display, discovering old and new favourites in both health and beauty.

On a personal level I have never experienced anything like this before and hope that it becomes the way forward as it really is the perfect one stop shop for all your health and wellbeing needs.

Get in touch with Zen Via the website https://www.zenhealthcare.co.uk/


Lyn x













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Friday, 9 November 2018

Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy Candle

Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy Candle
Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy Candle



Hiya Darlins,

I think whenever you think of Christmas it's usually about gift giving, as of course it should be.  But how often have you bought a gift for someone and thought "I wish someone would buy me that"

Beatitude have the slogan  (a state of supreme happiness) on their products, a bold statement some may say!  until you have sampled the fragrances of their products and you have done that deep breath thing that comes when you can't get enough good feeling.  I think the strapline statement is a truth not just a slogan.  I have written about the joys of this brand previously which you can read here.


Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy Candle


Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy Candle
Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy Candle



Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy  Candle 180g

As soon as you open the box to this candle you are met with a fragrance that will have you wanting to take deep slow breaths, Geranium, Cinnamon, Clove & Orange blended into a beautiful warming fragrance.  Beatitude are made only with pure vegetable eco soy wax with a lead free wick and natural fragrances, they contain o paraffin wax or artificial fragrances. 
Although this is an ideal gift I think you would struggle to part with it, what with all the stresses and strains the Christmas season brings, it's a good thing to take time out for yourself to unwind and relax, I personally keep mine in the bathroom for some peace and quiet time.  Talking of peace and quiet the addition of Beatitude Aromatherapy Bath Oil  really hits the spot!



Beatitude Christmas Comfort Luxury Aromatherapy Candle

Beatitude have also produced a fabulous gift cracker to offer a friend or relative some relaxation time with a mini 10ml size of their award winning bath oil. Available in Peace, Patience & Joy.  Here  worth remembering that Beatitude Bath Oils disperse in the water leaving no greasy residue.


Lyn x 


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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Pixi Tonic

Pixi Tonic


Hi Loves

I have no doubt you will have heard of if not tried the cult product from Pixi we know and love the original

Pixi Glow Tonic

Often copied since it's creation in London's Soho Pixi Glow Tonic contains 5% Glycolic Acid that will literally eat away dead skin cells with every use, when I say eat away don't let it scare you, Gylcolic Acid is not a scary product, if you have yet to try it, you can thank me later as I promise you will never realise just how good your skin can feel.  simply apply the tonic to a cotton wool pad and wipe over cleansed skin morning and night, you will see an IMMEDIATE glow to your skin and you will want to keep touching it as it will be incredibly smooth and soft. 



Pixi Tonic

New additions to the cult favourite are Pixi Retinol Tonic and Pixi Rose Tonic.



Pixi Tonic

Pixi Retinol Tonic 

Known for it's anti ageing qualities Retinol really is a must have when keeping skin both plumped and hydrated, with the addition of Jasmin flower this tonic soothes and plumps the skin, minimising the appearance of lines and wrinkles, the texture of the skin feels soft and looks calmed with no signs of redness. use daily after cleansing.



Pixi Tonic


Pixi Rose Tonic

Rose and Elderflower are the key ingredients to this nourishing toner, with it's delicate rose fragrance formulated on a Rose Hydrasol base, the tonic is both soothing and cooling, it ensures there is no redness or irritation to the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and super hydrated, I particularly enjoy this tonic as I have a love for Rose fragranced products, use twice daily on cleansed skin.


You may be wondering which to choose from the three tonics, I would say 100% that the Original Glow Tonic should be in everyone's beauty kit, and if ageing is a concern then Retinol is key, for soothing and calming and if like me you love a Rose fragrance then Rose Tonic will hit the right note.  on a personal level I find that all three can be used in rotation with no ill effects, that way I am gaining benefit from all the ingredients.  I tend to use a Tonic always after double cleansing just to ensure my skin is spotless and getting a treatment before serums and creams.


Check Out Pixi Tonics Here


Lyn x


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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask

Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask
Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask 


Hiya Darlins,

Mask madness. Who doesn't love a good face mask?  but we all know that not all masks are created equal!  there are lots of gimmicky face masks on the market that may look cute and fun, but quite frankly are just that, cute and fun.


When it comes to serious skincare there are certain brands tat you could put your money on, and Emma Hardie is right up there.

Since my very first try of the brand with the cult classic Moringa  Cleansing Balm I have yet to be disappointed in any product I have tried in the Emma Hardie skincare range. I have to admit getting a little bit excited when I get invited to a new launch from the brand as you know it's going to be something fabulous!  The event  at Feya Cafe London for the launch of Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask was no exception.









Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask


Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask 50ml including cloth.


The Mask itself contains Australian Pink Clay which improves the skins natural moisture levels and Defensil™ technology at a clinical level to instantly reduce redness and inflammation which instantly calms the skin leaving it looking fresh ad dewy. Moringa Seed oil is included which is rich in vitamin C & E providing antioxidant and protection from the environment.  Included in the box is the Emma Hardie Dual Cleansing cloth, which has a soft terry side and a gentle muslin side for superbly efficient cleansing.


Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask
Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask 


Apply the mask evenly across the face, I did my neck and decolletage as well, leave for 10-15 minutes  ( I did 15)  and remove with the cloth and warm water, the mask removes easily and once fully rinsed away you are left with soft supple skin showing no signs of redness or irritation. This really is a luxurious product to use and with the knowledge that it's cruelty free and jam packed with goodness it's one that you will find yourself returning to on a regular basis.


Find The New Purifying Pink Clay Mask here Emma Hardie New in


Lyn x

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

This Morning Live at The NEC The Perfect Christmas Gift




Hi Loves,

How about this for the perfect Christmas present to yourself or one of your girlies?


Tickets to This Morning Live with Holly and Phil (16th-19th May at NEC, Birmingham) prove to be the perfect gift to give this Christmas. There’s a bounty of big name and boutique beauty brands all popping up at the show plus, take a seat on the FROW to see the latest seasonal fashion and beauty trends all fronted and specially curated by This Morning GLAM squad/Stylists to the stars and well known faces from the fashion world/beauty industry.

Tickets to This Morning Live are now on sale at www.thismorninglive.co.uk 

You could make a day of it, or even better an overnighter allowing for Prosecco!






This Morning Live brings the award winning This Morning TV show to life!
The event is a shopping festival with hundreds of well-known brands, small boutiques and unique retailers across a wide range of products including fashion, beauty, home, food & drink and more.



At the NEC Birmingham you can learn the tricks of the trade from top beauty experts, watch live catwalk shows, sample delicious food and drink and so much more, all in the company of your favourite This Morning family members.
It’s the ultimate lifestyle event and a fabulous day out with your friends and family.



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Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection. DEW YOU FOUNDATION + FRESH SQUEEZED HIGHLIGHTING DROPS



Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection. DEW YOU + FRESH SQUEEZED HIGHLIGHTING DROPS
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection. DEW YOU + FRESH SQUEEZED HIGHLIGHTING DROPS



Hi Loves,

You already know of my little obsession with Too Faced Makeup, and get seriously excited at the new launches, they usually hit the States way before the UK so it's more of a longing, especially when you see the previews of all the new bits.  There is nothing in life more tempting than Too Faced packaging!!!!

The New Tutti Frutti range has hit the UK with a bang and as per usual we are treated to not only excellent quality products but the fragrances that come with them, a Too Faced signature. This time around as the name suggests we are treated to whole range of delicious fruity fragrances. As always with Too Faced the packaging is too good to throw away, or is that just me? 

I started this blog post with the intention of bringing you everything I have in the new collection, however!!!!!!  I spent some time really playing with .............



Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection. DEW YOU + FRESH SQUEEZED HIGHLIGHTING DROPS




Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation & Fresh Squeezed Highlighting Drops and they have ended up as post alone.

Firstly I purchased Dew You Foundation as I really wanted to try out Too Faced Foundation but have always been put off by everyone saying how fabulously matte they are, mature skin and matte foundation are not a good mix!  well at least not for me. I find they highlight every wrinkle and line and I end up looking like the crypt keeper at the end of the day.
I had high hopes for Dew You.  It's OK, it has a great coverage, blends really easily, lasts all day and does everything that it claims, however I did feel a bit let down on the glow side of things, I feel on a younger skin the glow would possibly be there but for me unfortunately it didn't wow.



Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection. DEW YOU + FRESH SQUEEZED HIGHLIGHTING DROPS

THAT BEING SAID!!!!!!

Add Fresh Squeezed Highlighting drops into the mix and we are talking " hold the flipping presses"  this really is news!  a couple of pumps of Dew You mixed with a few drops of Fresh Squeezed and you have glow like a fresh flipping peach!  honestly the combination is nothing less than mind blowing.



Too Faced Fresh Squeezed Highling Drops Sparkling Pina Colada

Too Faced Fresh Squeezed Highlighting Drops Sparkling Pink Grapefruit


I used a damp beauty blender to apply the mix and literally saw my skin light up, not in a disco ball way, just a beautiful youthful looking glow which is always my aim with foundation. plus of course the fragrances from these products combined is a real sensory experience, the Dew You with it's Watermelon & Cucumber mixed with the Fresh Squeezed Pina Colada, my face felt like it was having it's own holiday.

The highlighting drops work beautifully as a stand alone highlighter, I found them easier to apply with a few drops on the fingers, I also added a few drops to my beauty blender after the mixed application and patted all over for even more glow!  looking at the bottle you would expect your face to be covered in chunky glitter, it's not!  it's so fine that only you will know the glow is from a bottle!


I cannot praise this combination highly enough, and would recommend the Fresh Squeezed with any of your favourite foundations.

Check out the entire Too Faced Collection with UK shipping here 
NB. The Fresh Squeezed were kindly PR gifted.


Lyn x


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Monday, 5 November 2018

001 London CRYOPRESS - Cryotheraphy At Home


001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home
001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home



Hi Loves,

I have been testing out something completely new to me. Cryotheraphy!  when I received the email offering me a trial I immediately thought, no no! I'm not standing in an ice blasted freezer until I turn blue.  I needn't have stressed as on reading further it turned out to be a home facial therapy and I'm all for something that keeps me indoors that's for sure.

What is Cryotherapy?

Text taken from Wikipedia.


Cryotherapy, sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy may be used to treat a variety of tissue lesions.[1]The most prominent use of the term refers to the surgical treatment, specifically known as cryosurgery or cryoablation. Cryosurgery is the application of extremely low temperatures to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue and is used most commonly to treat skin conditions.
Cryotherapy is used in an effort to relieve muscle pain, sprains and swelling after soft tissue damage or surgery. It can be a range of treatments from the application of ice packs or immersion in ice baths (generally known as cold therapy), to the use of cold chambers.


001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home

001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home
001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home

001 London have produced a tool that allows you to treat your face to this cold therapy at home, by simply keeping the specifically designed tool in the freezer at all times ready for use.  The tool itself is a roller that freezes and smooths out the skin in a rolling motion. I used this in conjunction with the Alpha-Glow Flash Facial, a power packed 3 in one serum, primer and mask that allows the tool to glide easily over the skin while at the same time boosting the skin with much needed nutrients, including  Hyaluronic Acid (low molecule 30,000-20,000g), Phospholipids,  Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate, Salicylic Acid,Alpha-Arbutin, Stable Vitamin C, and to reduce inflammation Aloe Polysaccharides, Rose Stem Cells, & Vitamin E.


001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home

What it did.
I used this with some trepidation as I am not a lover of cold or at least I didn't think I was!  It was nothing less than fabulous to use, rolling my face with the icy roller was an absolute joy, it felt really quite strange at first and then became such a soothing experience I was loathed to put it down. I used the roller for about 15-20 minutes and once finished my face was positively glowing, with reduced puffiness and tighter looking skin, whilst my face was a little pink the addition of the Alpha-Glow Flash Facial meant that I was moisturised, primed and ready to apply make up, which I have to say applied exceptionally well.  I didn't expect to love this product at all, I did think it was going to be just another gimmick but can hand on heart say I love using it.  Facials aside it is a fabulous tool to use to ease a headache or aching tense muscles, yes I have tried it out for both and it was amazing. This is not the cheapest product I have tried, BUT I have used skincare alone at more than this price and didn't see immediate results as I did with the Cryopress. Both the tool and the Alpha-Glow Flash Facial can be bought separately, but currently there is a Christmas set available with a big saving on the separate prices. non sponsored  ( link below)


001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home
001 London CRYOPRESS  - Cryotheraphy At Home


001 London promises.

  • No silicones
  • No mineral oil
  • No parabens
  • No animal testing
  • Less packaging
  • Vegan-friendly

https://www.001skincarexmas  The company have provided a discount code of 10% by using the code LAVENDER10

N.B for those of you that follow my updates, this product was tried and tested long before I had facial threading, that being said I have used it gently to ease swelling.


Lyn x



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