Monday, 21 May 2012

2. Skincare - Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is my favorite skincare product, it's my holy grail, if anyone says they have problem skin it's the first thing I recommend to them. Before using this product I had no idea what was good for my skin and what wasn't, I had no idea what cleansers did and it was shocking for someone my age at the time (22 *gulp*). I'd just remove my make up with wipes and go to bed, I couldn't even imagine doing that now. Really this product opened my eyes to how important it is to look after your skin , I really didn't think of the long term effects not taking care of my skin could do and I wish i'd got onto this product when I was 16, I think i'd have perfect skin now.  

What is a cleanser? A cleanser is a product that removes dirt, dead skin cells, make up, oil and any other bad things for your skin off your face. It's an important part of your daily skincare routine and can help prevent break outs from clogged up pores.

Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser ingredients

How to use:  
Step 1: Massage one or two pumps onto dry skin over face and neck twice a day. 
Step 2: Rinse the pure muslin cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently wiping off the cream.
Step 3:  Splash face with cool clean water.

  I've been using this product for exactly a year this month and all though it's taken it's time (it's not an overnight miracle treatment) my skin is in such a better place now it's a lot less red around my t zone, I get less breakouts (now it's really only one or two spots during special times of the month) and I feel like my skin is glowing. I cannot recommend this product more to you  it more it really is my one true skincare love and I cannot be without it now. If you're really interested in this product but think "I can't afford to pay for that all the time" look at is as an investment, an investment into good skin! I started with a 50ml starter kit but now repurchase the 100ml every 4-5 months, another great thing about lasts ages! You would pay £20 for a dress that you're not going to wear all the time but wont invest in £12.75 for a product you would use daily? I purchase mine from a counter in John Lewis but when you order online it's comes so beautifully packaged it's like a special present.

ALSO - Between the 23rd May - 25th May Liz Earle is selling their 100ml cleanse and polish starter kit for only £9.50 which was it's original selling price many years ago, this means you will save £4.75!! So i'd strike whilst the iron is hot! 

You can visit the Liz Earle Website for all the prices and product information.

Thanks for reading!
- Fran

Friday, 18 May 2012

1. Hello, is it me you're looking for?

Excuse the pathetic Lionel Richie title (now that song is stuck in your head, you're welcome) but I was trying to be creative and catch your attention, it obviously worked...
 I've not blogged on here for well over a year but today out of nowhere the writers block that had kept me away for so long disappeared and I had this massive urge to blog. I read over my old blog and decided that it just looked cheap and some of the outfits i'm surprised I was let outside the house in them (baaad), looking back i've just grown up a lot and I guess now I feel I can write about things that interest me more and might appeal to people more. I decided to just delete my old blog posts, fresh start and all that, I also need a hobby to break up my go to work, come home, go to work routine so maybe this might be it.
One of the main things I plan to blog about is my skincare and a skin problem I suffer from but isn't "blogged" about a lot (in blogs I read). I have a big passion for skincare, i'm not a massive make up person I sort of have my set routine with the same products which i'm happy with so I don't want to waste say £25 on a new foundation i'll wear once, hate and end up using the one I had in the first place, that's just me. Though honestly if I had the money (and didn't have that little voice in my head telling me to save money) I probably would have a bigger make up collection...

Anywhoo right now I don't have any pictures to add to my blog posts yet and with seeing my boyfriend this weekend I doubt i'll post until Monday so here is some weekend reading material, these blogs are some of my favorites to read of a Sunday afternoon with a brew (blog day).
Olivia has an amazing sense of style, her outfits are well put together and she always looks flawless.
Kim can throw anything together and it looks stunning, I wish I had that creativity about me. She also has her own shop on Etsy.
Not only does this girl has some killer style she also posts a lot about music and I enjoy her playlist posts.

If you have any favorite blogs or even your own please leave them below and I will check them out, have a nice weekend everybody!

- Fran