Having been a fan of Liz Earle for a few years now (my obsession with their products started here), I'd only ever purchased their products online and so when I was invited to their Guildford branch in Surrey for an evening of bubbles, truffles and beauty demonstrations I literally jumped at the chance.
The demonstrations were held by one of Liz Earle's beauty specialists, Sarah, (she was brilliant) who gave a step by step 'Countdown to Gorgeous' for this party season using a range of their amazing products:
7 Days to go until the big party- Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. They recommended drinking up to eight glasses of water a day (sipping little and often) to help flush out those nasty toxins and to leave your skin looking plump and fresh.
5 Days to go- Smooth your body- body brushing is something that I started doing before our wedding. Liz Earle has a gorgeous natural bristle brush which I use before the shower to brush away dead skin (yuk!) and you really do notice how much smoother your skin is after showering. They then recommend using their Nourishing Botanical Body Cream to leave your skin soft and moisturised.
2 Days to go- Silky Skin- After waxing and shaving they suggested a genius idea of using their Botanical After-Sun Gel which can relieve any red and irritable skin that shaving and waxing can cause. Usually our after sun gels are by now pushed to the back of the cupboard until next summer, which by then are sometimes dried up or mouldy and so discarded, so it's a great idea to make use of them throughout the winter season too.
1 Day to go- Cheat a Facial- Aside from your usual cleanse, tone and moisturise, it's always good to teat your face to a home face mask every now and then. Liz Earle suggest using their Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask to give your skin a little extra pampered glow before your big night out. I use this product every so often and it never fails to leave my skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. It's a perfect treat whilst having a bath and reading a good book!
1 Hour to go- Finishing Touches- I'm a little new to their make up range and being invited to this evening was a brilliant way at getting to explore their range. They have a gorgeous collection of nail varnishes, lip sticks, eye shadows, lip glosses, powders and creams. All of which will leave you looking absolutely gorgeous for that Christmas party! My new particular favourite is the Sheer Lip Gloss Guava which is pink and girly and simply gorgeous that I had to treat myself (I couldn't wait for Christmas!)
|I will definitely be asking the big man for this in my stocking!|
|My gorgeous sister in law and one of my bestest buds!|
|Just a few treats...!|
We had such a lovely evening and I came home with a few new products that I absolutely love and have used everyday since. The staff were so welcoming, helpful and passionate about the products that you know you are in good hands. I will most definitely be making another trip to the store soon, but perhaps I'll wait and see what Father Christmas brings me first. I have been a good girl after all.
For product details and prices please check out their website Liz Earle.
What are your beauty preparations and regimes for the party season?
Until next time,
With Love & Beauty Stuff,
Disclaimer- 'Countdown to Gorgeous' courtesy of Liz Earle.