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Easy Bronze Summer Skin…By Terry

As the weather heats up we all want that summer bronze look for our skin. Well look no further! I have found two products by By Terry that I think you are going to love. I certainly do.

The first up is the Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum in Sunny Flash. Now, they make this in 4 different colours but I like Sunny Flash because it give the skin a nice bronze look. You only need one pump for your whole face so a little goes a long way. This serum is designed to give the skin a radiance boost while also hydrating the skin. It also helps even out the skin (redness and dark spots) and blur imperfections. This would be great to wear alone on beach days or where you want the no makeup makeup look. I can’t wait to try out some of the other shades.

Second up is Tea to Tan Tropical Break, a liquid misting bronzer that adds the perfect matte or shimmery glow to the skin. I spay this bronzer onto a fluffy brush and then sweep it on my face where I want it. What is nice is that it can be used on the face and the body. It contains red and black teas to help detoxify the skin and also give it a dose of antioxidants. Native water of organic cherry is also in it to revitalize the skin. Lastly, it has correcting micro-prisms and coloured powders to give the bronze look. On top of all that it smells great! This product can be sprayed directly on a brush to give a matte look or its can be shaken before being sprayed to give a shimmery look. The other nice thing about this product is that it is water/smudge proof!

I am looking forward to trying other By Terry products. I have had a product disappointed yet! Are there any you recommend?

This website has 20% off and carries By Terry Products!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Liz Earle – Part Two

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The last Liz Earle post I talked about my favourite everyday products that I use. Here I am going to talk about some products that I still love but do not use every day. I’m going to jump right in.

Superskin Concentrate (1 fl. oz $79.90/£40.50, 0.3 fl. oz $39.90/£20 and 0.06 fl. oz $11.90/£6)

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Superskin open

This a blend of 100% plant oils that contains argan and rosehip oil, neroli, lavender, chamomile and vitamin E. I got this as a bonus piece when I placed an order a while ago (who doesn’t love a bonus piece?!). I also received the 0.3 fl oz roller ball and at night, after toning, I roll some on to my fingertips to warm it up then rub it all over my skin. I like the smell of this product but I feel it could go either way for people. It smells of – I have no idea what it smells like….

I don’t use this every day but just when I feel my skin is going a bit crazy since I find it helps calm it. I do find that over time it has helped with scarring from spots/acne. It is on the pricy side but definitely worth it, and you don’t have to use it everyday so it lasts! Since I am nearly out of the roller ball I ordered the 0.06 fl oz vial of it. It comes in a pump, rollerball or vial.

Brightening Mask (1.6 fl. oz tube/pump $22.50 or £14)

Brightening Mask

This brightening mask contains camphor oil, witch hazel, aloe vera and white clay. I decided to try this mask after having used the first 3 products for a couple of years. I use this mask when my skin is feeling particularly dull and lifeless. I love it because it gives my skin radiance and just takes 3 minutes! I apply it to my face and use the muslin cloth to remove it. It has a pump which means you get just the right amount of product out however just be careful the pump is not blocked in any way because they the product will shoot out everywhere when you push down on it. This product does also come in a tube for the same price if you prefer.

Mask Pump

Deep Cleansing Mask (2.5 oz tube with 2 sponges $24/£14.50)

Clay Mask

This deep cleansing mask does a great job of drawing out all the skins impurities and leaving the skin clean and fresh. It contains Manuka honey, green clay and propolis & rose scented geranium. I like to use it when my skin breaks out because I feel it helps calm it down and ease the breakout. You can also use this mask as a spot treatment. When using it all over my face I apply it with my fingers, leave it for 10 minutes and then use the sponges it comes with to wipe away the product.

I use either of these masks about once every 1-2 weeks (use can use them more) depending on my skin but I then follow it with the skin tonic and moisturiser.

Please check out my other post HERE (another Liz Earle Review) to get more information on where you can buy these products and many others.

Let me know what you all think? Have you tried any of these? or any of her other products?

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Liz Earle – Part One

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Liz Earle is a British Skincare Brand that was founded back in 1995 and uses naturally active ingredients. I received a starter pack (hot cloth cleaner, toner and moisturiser) as a Christmas gift from some family friends and have been using it ever since; that was about 5 years ago now! The products are gentle on the skin and make it feel so nice and refreshed. I use a lot of their products and so have split this post into 2– see my everyday favorites below!

Hot Cloth Cleanser (3.3 fl. oz $21.50/£13.25 and 6.7 fl. oz $40//£24.75)

Hot Cloth Cleanser

This is probably my favourite product out of the bunch and one that has won multiple awards (CEW Beauty Award winners in Best Classic Beauty Product and Elle’s Readers Choice to name a few) It is a creamy cleanser that does not foam up.

The idea is you apply it to your face while dry and then you take the muslin cloth and wet it with hot water and massage the cleanser off of your face. The eucalyptus and cocoa butter makes this cleanser feels so nice and soft on the skin and does a great job of taking off all of your makeup as well as dirt and any other build up from the day (gross I know!).

I’m not sure if you are meant to do this but sometimes when I am lazy and don’t want to use eye makeup remover I also put it over my eyes and use the cloth to gently remove my eye makeup. It works great and never irritates them! I also love that the cloth helps exfoliate the skin! After my skins feels clean and soft to the touch with no greasy residue left over.

Cleanser Swatch 1

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Muslin Cloth

Muslin Cloth

Instant Boost Skin Tonic (6.7 fl. oz bottle $23.90/£13.25 and 6.7 fl. oz spritzer $24.90/£13.50)

Tonic

This is a floral scented toner that is alcohol free and gentle on the skin. It contains aloe vera, calendula, chamomile, cucumber and vitamin E. I use it right after the hot cloth cleanser with a cotton pad and it does a great job of removing any makeup or grim the cleanser did not (not usually any grim left). It also leaves my skin feeling really refreshed, radiant and hydrated. This product comes in a bottle of a spritzer.

Skin Repair Moisturiser – Normal-combo skin (1.6 oz $39.90/£19.25)

Cream

This is a very light moisturiser that contains borage and avocado oils. I use mine as my nighttime moisturizer and I love it because it leaves my skin feeling moisturised yet not greasy in any way. It does not clog my pores but just smooths my skin and leaves it feeling really soft. They also make one for dry skin so you have the option depending on what is best for your skin type. This product comes in a jar or a tube (mine is a jar and I love it because I can get every drop out).

Cream open

Cream Swatch

Swatch of moisturiser

Those are a few of my everyday favourite products (too many for one post!) As I said at the start I have used these products for many years now and have been through countless bottles and jars of each product.

I cannot rave about them more and think they are definitely worth a try and worthy of the awards they have won! I think the products are reasonable prices and worth it. I have noticed a big difference in my skin since using then and plan to keep on using them. They are carried a stand along stores in England as well as John Lewis. In American you can order them off of their USA website (http://us.lizearle.com) and they have free shipping at the moment! I love me some free shipping! They have some great starter kits to try for a little bit less than ordering everything separate if you are interested in trying their products.

Check back next week for the 2nd part of this post. I will be talking about some of the masks from this line that I love.

 

Lots of Love,

Buffy x