Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, which type are you?

There are two different types of Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleansers £23.50.  Just go with your instincts when choosing the right one for you. Whenever I take this Special Limited Edition one below to any wedding event many women pick up and admire the container.  These are beautifully designed to catch your eye and decorate your bathroom.  For those of you who prefer a cleanser using water then this will leave your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. The skin will appear clearer and brighter in preparation for a face oil or moisturizer.  Have a look here online Liz Earle 

 

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If there’s one beauty staple you should carry with you it’s the Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm.


This is one of those products I’ve been using since a pr introduced it to me a while back. I’ve converted a lot of people over in recent times to use this multi-purpose balm.  Here’s some of the reasons why you’ll love to use Dr Lipp.

  1. 100% natural.
  2. No parabens, sulphates, additives, mineral oils or petrochemicals.
  3. Cruelty Free.
  4. Fits neatly into your pocket or laptop bag.
  5. Fragrance free so suitable for the most sensitive of skins.

Dr Lipp acts as an intensive moisture surge, instantly calming, soothing and hydrating lips, skins, brows, including smoothing out split ends. Dr Lipp Multi – Purpose Balm £12, 15ml, available Space NK  and Dr Lipp. 

They say Eat it.. Wear It.. Swear By It..Vita Coco Coconut Oil 100% Raw, Organic & Extra Virgin Cold Pressed..

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The first time i found Extra Virgin 100% Cold Pressed Organic Vita Coco Coconut Oil happened to be in a goodie bag given out at Kinky Octopus press event in Soho around the corner from Berwick Street Market London  .  In true Brasilian party style we were offered Caipirinha’s,  Pão de queijo, some of my favourite Brasilian food & drink… On display were beautiful colourful wrist bands  “Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia”   which refers to the good life…these wrist bands are very synonymous with Bahia Brasil and is the backdrop of a place that’s full of culture, creativity and immense colour.

I finally got round to opening the jar and instinctively applied it to my face before reading the label, and then felt horrified when i discovered it was used for cooking, baking & frying. Thankfully  it went on to say, “Goes beyond the call of beauty as a moisturizer and hair conditioner,” and spread it on your toast! Really! 🙂

Lots of people around the world have used coconut oil for many years, countries such as Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Caribbean, India…. It can be used to soothe, calm and hydrate the skin & hair all in one go including offering an anti – bacterial agent for wounds and sunburn. Massage into the hair & scalp helping those affected by a dry scalp & dandruff. As an insect repellent just add a little peppermint oil which keeps away the bugs.  Then there’s the cooking element to add to the endless list of benefits…There’s only one precaution to using this product and that’s NOT to sit directly in the sun without any UV sun protection. You will burn no matter how much melanin pigment you have in your skin. Protecting yourself from direct sunlight is very important to very healthy skin long-term.

I really enjoy using this product and know many people who love it too….as the saying goes ( sent to me by the PR) Eat it. Wear It. Swear By It.

Have a look online Vita Coco Coconut Oil..

Vita Coco Coconut Oil is available at Amazon, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Ocado.com, Selfridges, Tesco, Urban Outfitters & Wholefoods.

Available in three sizes: 250ml & 500ml glass jars, 750ml PET jar. RRPs:  250ml from £5.99,  500ml from £9.99 & 750ml from £14.50

My favourite skin care products for very sensitive skins from Holland & Barrett.

2nd imageThere’s never been a better time for home grown UK based skin care companies for the most sensitive of skins. It was almost impossible to find products back in the day that really worked on your skin unless you made your own.  I know a lot about eczema and about the skin in general as i trained as a beauty therapist and also suffered skin problems for many years. I had the good fortune of being introduced to an amazing homeopath who totally removed all my allergies and eczema and even made his own very hydrating moisturizer. That’s another story for another time. If you have babies, children, parents, siblings who suffer real issues with their skins on the face and body then i would completely vote for these products. I have a very sensitive skin that itches easily and with these products i felt a sense of comfort, soothing and real hydration when applied to skin that is red, angry, extremely dry, sore and very itchy all at the same time. These products can be found in your local Holland & Barrett.

PurePotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturizing Ointment – A complete skin saver as it comforts, soothes sore very dry skin, highly hydrating and feels soft and smooth. I really love this product and had the chance to try it out for myself. Highly recommended for Eczema & Psoriasis without a doubt.

Beauty Kitchen’s Abyssinian Oil  Aroma Facial Concentrate – This has to be one of the most moisturizing skin oils i have ever used on my skin. It feels and smells delicious. Just add a little bit to your daily moisturizer or night cream to add an extra boost.

Saaf Pure Organic Skincare – I tried the Pure Face Cleanser and comes with an Organic cotton face cloth. This feels and smells absolutely delicious and would imagine the extended product range would be as comforting, protecting and moisturizing.

Through my experience the creams that doctors offer will not have the same effect on skins that need a lot of tender loving care especially for babies and children. So hopefully you will choose some of these products above and try them for yourself. It’s only with trail and error that you ever make the right choices.

Holland & Barrett Twitter @holland_barrett

bareMinerals launches Blemish Remedy Foundation.

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A party at the head office of bareMinerals in Wardour Street had the theme of a road trip through California.  The latest launch BLEMISH REMEDY Foundation £26  helps to rebalance oiler skins smoothing and covering the skins surface in a soft and very natural way.  Available 11 shades with the softest easiest application brush.Capture22

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In conjunction with artist Sara Pope each visitor had their picture taken with the colour of their choice from the Pop Of Passion Lip Oil-Balm £16,  and the winner of the best pout will receive an art work created by Sara of their fabulous lips.

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Here’s some of the images from Sara’s work and if you wanted to see more of her illustrations an exhibition will be running at the POPe up Store / BoxPark 29th June – 5th July sarapope.
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Capture1If you love collecting then this is the compact for you. It’s to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the original foundation and available in eight shades £38. All products available in bareMinerals boutiques, department stores and bareMinerals.co.uk.

Visit Covent Garden Simple Skin pop up concept store today 21st May & tomorrow 22nd May 2015.

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Simple Skin’s pop up concept store in Covent Garden open’s today Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd from 9am/8pm. All the experts will be on hand to help you select products perfect for your skin.  Including the chance to make a Simple Skin image like the one below with artist Sophia Langmead and taste the goodies on show above. I’ve always liked Simple products and have given these to students when teaching trainee make-up artists who can afford to buy these products. One of my favourites is Kind to Skin Illuminating Radiance Cream.  Take a look online Simple. or just simply visit!
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