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Tuesday 31 October 2023

What I loved in September & October (film/tv/beauty)


I can't believe that we're a month into the final quarter of the year! I swear the years are going by faster than ever since the pandemic hit! What a glorious start to September we had weather-wise and then a mini heatwave in October! Kinda makes up for a rainy July....kinda!  It really made a huge difference after what has to have been the most miserable summer for many years! It really lifts the spirits to wake to a sunny day, or at least not a rainy one! I hope you all had a wonderful month? I didn't do a September loves post so I'm combining both months' loves in this post. Here's what I've been loving...


Monday 30 October 2023

Juicy skin and a new palette from Urban Decay...


Juicy skin and a new palette from Urban Decay, Urban Decay Hydramaniac review, Urban Decay Metal Mania Review & Swatches
I was kindly gifted all of these products, without obligation.

Urban Decay is a brand that I feel can often be overlooked for base products and best known for their eyeshadow palettes after all, they did start the neutral palette trend with their original Naked palette back in the day!  Their latest face and cheek releases are right up my street because I really love liquid and cream base products in winter to help me fake that glow! They've also released a new palette called Metal Mania, which has some neutrals but also some shadows that will see us well prepped fr the festive season!


Friday 27 October 2023

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Cleansing Gelée Review

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Cleansing Gelée Review,

It's no secret that I love Estêe Lauder Advanced Night Repair - I've been using it for around 15 years and it's a constant repurchase (I love the festive gift sets as they're usually great value!). I like trying other products in the line - some have been hits, the eye cream is one, but also a miss - the night oil. However, I always get excited for a new launch so I had to buy the new Cleansing Gelée. Is it a hit or a miss?


Wednesday 25 October 2023

L'Occitane Immortelle Collection - new additions and reformulation...

These products were kindly gifted to me, without obligation, however I buy as much, if not more than, I receive.

It's no secret here on the blog that I'm a HUGE fan of L'Occitane - bodycare, fragrance, skincare and more! I've been using the brand since 2006, where the love affair started with the Verbena range. If you are new to the brand, I would highly recommend buying one of their Advent Calendars because you get such a variety of products in there and the sizes are generous enough for you to figure out what really works for you. I have gone on to recommend the brand to so many people (who are also now massive fans), and love not just the products, but their ethos. They are committed to fair trade and sustainability.  All of the fragranced products instantly transport me to another time because they smell so authentic and I spent so much time with my Granda in his garden when I was growing up. He was a landscape gardener by trade and his garden encompassed between 3 and 4 acres, and he really did have the gift of green fingers and because scent is the sense that is strongest for me, I can relive my childhood and early adult years through the brand. I've posted previously about the Immortelle range, which is harvested in Corsica and the products are then distilled in Provence. It's through this distillation process that the unique super extract is extracted, which is used in the products. The Immortelle Divine moisturiser has been recently updated to be even more effective in terms of brightening the skin, collagen production and anti-oxidant protection. New products have also been added to the line. I want to share my thoughts with you today...


Monday 23 October 2023

CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask Review (and a discount code!)

This was kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

This post has been a long time coming, purely because my pigmentation gets worse in summer so I wanted to take a photo of my worst patch in Spring and another when Autumn was kicking in to give a full picture of the changes. I have seen a lot of people use the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask on Instastories and what always appealed to me was the shape. Some LED masks are very structured whereas this fits around your face and accommodates all face shapes and sizes, so when I was given the opportunity to try it, I jumped at the chance! This was very kindly gifted to me, but as with all of my reviews, my opinion is entirely honest and you will see the results in the photos. If you  want to buy this or any of the CurrentBody products, I have a 15% discount code for you - enter LYMINCB at the checkout to avail of this (I have my eye on a few other products for the eyes, hands and neck and with expensive products, it's always great to have a discount!). 


Saturday 7 October 2023

My Autumn skincare switch up....

My Autumn skincare switch up
Anything marked with a * was kindly gifted to me, without obligation. I am part of the Dermalogica #skinfluencer programme and receive products as part of that.

I change my skincare seasonally to adjust to whatever my skin needs. I don't necessarily change everything at once but I do find myself gradually introducing new items as the weather gets cooler and the heating is turned on. As I write this, the weather is unseasonably warm but I have made some changes over the past 5/6 weeks and will continue to do so as I'm also testing other products. So, let's get into it...


Wednesday 4 October 2023

My top five Autumn fragrances...

My top five Autumn fragrances 2023
Anything marked with a * was kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

You probably already know that I am a fragrance addict, and I tend to rotate them with the seasons, but narrowing it down to my top five favourites wasn't easy!  In Autumn I tend to gravitate towards warmer, musky scents to give the feeling of cosiness on a cold day (although we haven't had any truly cold days yet!). I do sometimes wish that I had a signature scent but I don't think that I could commit to just one fragrance for life!

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