Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’



I recently discovered Liz Earle eye cream through various recommendations. This is by far the best eye cream I have come across


Made of 100% natural ingredients, this triple action eye cream reduces fine lines, brightens dark circles and has SPF 10 to help protect. Even the SPF is natural by using mineral sun filters that reflect rather than absorb the UVA and UVB rays


  1. ANTI DARK CIRCLE: Having dark circles this eye cream is great because it reflects these circles without having to use makeup.
  2. MOISTURIZING: I can get very dry skin so this eye cream is perfect as it delicately most arises my skin
  3. CONSISTENCY:  The cream is a great consistency and soaks into the skin quickly.
  4. NATURAL: Liz Earle uses only natural ingredients such as borage oils and pro vitamin b5


  1. Borage Oil (Borago officials) Nicknamed the herb of gladness by the Romans because of its use in treating depression. The beautiful star shaped flowers of this plant give way to tiny seeds crammed with a health promoting plant oil. This oil is one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acid GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to lock moisture onto the skin.
  2. Titanium Dioxide Titanium Dioxide occurs naturally as the mineral ‘Rutile’ but it is almost always coloured due to contamination with materials such as Iron Oxides. Titanium Dioxide is very effective at reflecting UV light and hence ideal for use as a component in sun protection products. The Titanium Dioxide we use in our Sun Shade is produced from mineral sources and undergoes several processes to ensure its purity.
  3. Beta-caroteneBeta-carotene is one of the orange/yellow pigments responsible for the colour of many fruits and vegetables such as carrots, oranges,  pricots. It is also widely found in green leafy vegetables but its colour is masked by the green chlorophyll. This is why when the level of chlorophyll in leaves falls during autumn the leaves turn a reddish colour as the beta-carotene becomes visible. Beta-carotene has antioxidant properties.
  4. D-panthenol Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.
  5. Echinacea Extract (Echinacea angustifolia/purpurea) This pretty flower from the same family as sunflowers and daisies has striking purple petals. It is said to be named because the spiky conical seed head in the centre of the petals resembles a hedgehog (echinos is Greek for hedgehog). Native Americans first used this plant and it has since been used widely in herbal preparations ever since for anything ranging from colds and flu to skin conditions.
  6. Vitamin E (Tocopherol) This antioxidant helps protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun’s radiation. We only use premium natural-source vitamin E which is up to three times more potent than the synthetic variety.

WEBSITE: http://uk.lizearle.com/


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My top five affordable beauty buys

  1. Start with an excellent moisturiser, I use Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream. This is great for dry skin. It is the best daily moisturiser I have ever come across. Website: http://www.avene.co.uk/
  2. The best foundation I have found is the Chantecaille Just Skin Lightweight tinted moisturizer with SPF 15. This is a little pricier but it lasts for ever! Website: http://www.chantecaille.com
  3. One of my favourite makeup products is the Bourjois black khol pencil eyeliner, the Kohl and Contour with a built in sharpner is the best! Website: http://www.bourjois.co.uk/
  4. Long eyelashes are a must have and the Max Factor New False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara does just this and thickens as well. Website: http://www.maxfactor.co.uk/uk/home/default.htm
  5. Finally for a tanned look the best value bronzer is the Max Factor Bronzing Powder. Only a little is needed as it goes a long way. Website: http://www.maxfactor.co.uk/uk/home/default.htm
I use all these products and I feel they are some of the best affordable products out there. 

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