Inspired by the ‘Glamour On The Go’ exhibition I thought I would share the contents of my bag and makeup bag when I’m out for the day covering a story. No one should cart around such an exhaustive makeup kit worthy of a massive Zuca makeup bag (unless of course you’re an actual makeup artist, in which case go right ahead!) so I’ve pared down the contents to the absolute essentials. Some days I’ll be carting around what feels like half of Boots in my bag and then I’ll do a clear out, always keeping the same, carefully curated goods each time.
The heatwave is on!
Nude makeup has been the done thing for a little while now. Palettes with a cheery plethora of soft pinks and muted browns, peachy blushers and barely there lipstick have dominated the catwalk and beauty shelves… and it’s not difficult to see why.
What to pack for a festival…
Festival season is almost upon us and packing economically while preparing for scenarios (hopefully) only found at festivals can be tricky. But when you see the queue for the showers, you’ll be grateful to have packed the things you need to maintain a fresh festival-chic look!
Oranges and Roses: the happy couple.
You can’t beat the blooming fragrance from a bunch of just-picked red roses in bloom. Unless you’ve got the therapeutic task of grating and zesting an orange and coating your fingers in its fresh juices along the way. It’s hard to choose between the two. Which do you prefer: the warm comforting scent of roses or the zesty aroma of oranges?
Screaming would be unseemly for a blog.
2013 marked the centenary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and to celebrate Liz Earle made this absolutely beautiful perfume, Botanical Essence No.100, which bottles the scent of a British flower shop. I first spotted it for sale in the RHS Wisley gift shop last year and it was love at first scent.
It’s not at all overpowering, yet the longevity of this perfume is truly remarkable. I sprayed some on my Fairisle scarf on Friday and on the following Monday I was greeted with the fresh smell of it once more; the top notes of mandarin and bergamot harmonise with comforting rose, light vanilla and sandalwood. I wish there was a way you could smell it for yourself by reading this!
So you can imagine my excitement when I went into Liz Earle in Guildford to find this lovely perfume in a limited edition set: for the price of a 50ml Liz Earle perfume (£47) you also get a Liz Earle Sheer Lip Gloss (worth £13.50) in Water Lily – a shimmery nude and a bright Strengthening Nail Colour in Pink Perpetue (worth £7.50.)
Obviously perfume choice is so personal and you can also choose one of the other Liz Earle perfumes (Botanical Essence No.1, or Botanical Essence No. 15.) to be in your set.
It’s only available until 17th February, making it a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
Liz Earle The Look of Love £47 available in store and online