The Perfume Shop

Hiya Darlins, Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a stunning preview of The Perfume Shop Christmas offerings at the pop up store in Covent Garden.  Of course there were lots of fabulous fragrances to try out some old favourites as well as some brand new discoveries for me, I indulged in a relaxing hand massage with Issey Myake fragrance cream, which had be struggling to stay awake!  The fragrances were all displayed by the mood emotions that they evoke, you know that feeling w… Read more

Aquis Hair News

Hi Loves Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event and met with the fabulous owner and inventor Britta Cox of Aquis Towels. Held at the Union Club in Soho we chatted endlessly about the upcoming news for the brand.  You would have seen me write about these previously here .  I am lucky enough to own both a towel and a turban, neither could I live without! I can been seen travelling from the gym with my head wrapped in Aquis, If I ever get stopped by the police it could make an … Read more

Bali Balm

Hiya Darlins Firstly my apologies for being AWOL this last week it has been manic, really good fun with some great PR events but it meant I was in London every day last week and didn't the a chance to sit down and write. I will of course be filling you in on weeks events. Right now, the lovely people at Bali Balm have given me one of their fabulous lip balms to give away. all you need to do is follow/share and like @Thelavenderbarn on Twitter where I will be posting the giveaway. I h… Read more

Too Faced NEW Bluewater Store

Hi Loves As you know I have a teeny weeny bit of an obsession for Too Faced Makeup, up until now it has only been something I could pick up either in Carnaby Street or else Sephora in the States, my trolley dolly granddaughter goes often and sends me pictures to tempt me!  Also limited selections of pieces are available online from a couple of beauty retailers, however I like to look, touch and try before making a purchase if at all possible.  I was delighted to hear about the Bluewate… Read more

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

Hiya Gorgeous, Murad are just one of those brands that you know you can 100% rely on for impeccable skincare. I have not yet tried a Murad product that I wasn't completely happy with or that didn't do exactly as it said on the jar. Nutrient-Charged Water Gel is no exception, it really is a power packed cocktail of nutrients peptides and minerals. in tests it has been proven to take skin from dehydrated to fully hydrated in one week.  Oil free, parabe n,  sulphates and phthalate fr… Read more

Talking About The Menopause With Superdrug

Hiya Darlins As you will know if you follow me on Instagram, I recently attended an event held by Superdrug to discuss all things Menopause, The panel of speakers was a really interesting line up of women who all had stories to tell. Chaired by Jo Elvin Editor of You Magazine, Irene Shelly, Editor in Chief of Black Beauty and Hair, Dr Pixie McKenna, Superdrug Heath Ambassador, Sarah Vine, co founder of Get The Gloss and Daily Mail Columnist alongside Joanne Mackie Superdrugs Director o… Read more

New Service. Ear Piercing at Superdrug

Hi Loves I recently discovered there's way more to Superdrug than meets the eye!  They have launched a new piercing service at over 50 stores, with more planned openings throughout 2018. The new piercing offering, the latest addition to Superdrug’s menu of affordable in-store beauty services, is being introduced to 53 stores which are already home to an Orly Nail Bar and will offer ear and nose piercings. Prices start from £10 for a single piercing, up to £34 for a double piercing –… Read more

Colour Freedom Semi Permanent Hair Colour

Hiya Lovelies As you know I am a huge fan of grey hair be it natural or dyed, and constantly colour my own hair, which is almost grey now, at least I think it is, I have been colouring it grey for the last couple of years and don't have a problem with roots so I have to assume they ate coming through now grey or at least peppery. I have always used Colour Freedom Metallic Glory  and this time was asked to try out a temporary wash in Semi Permanent colour by Colour Freedom , I chose th… Read more

Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lip Collection Review

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 … Read more

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!  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 t… Read more

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… Read more

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. Consists of 6 pans of highly pigmented, soft as butt… Read more