10 posts tagged "Liz Earle"
Anyone familiar with Liz Earle’s naturally active skincare range knows the commitment to purity that comes with each of her botanical-based products—Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, anyone? So it’s no surprise that Earle’s first fragrance is similarly distinctive. For the highly anticipated Botanical Essence Eau de Parfum No. 1, which just launched this month, Earle put in a few years with French perfumer Jean-Charles Niel to create a cardamom-infused scent that’s layered with other precious ingredients like Italian citrus, rose absolute from Turkey, and French lavender. The concentration of fragrant oils is so pure, in fact, that Earle recommends dispensing one pump in the air and walking through it to lightly perfume your skin without spreading the eau past what she refers to as your “scent circle,” i.e., into other people’s air space. As for me, I like to put a pinch behind my ears and on the nape of my neck. The aroma brings back a sweet rush of imagery of my grandmother’s cardamom-infused thumbprint cookies—a riff on the traditional spice cookie that’s topped with a thumbprint-size heap of fruit jam. Mmmm. Scent memories.
It turns out Mariah Carey’s name for her new collection of fragrances, Lollipop Bling, isn’t that random after all. When Nick Cannon proposed to Carey, he apparently presented her with a Ring Pop, and inside the package was a proper engagement ring. That’s where Elizabeth Arden got the idea for the singer’s perfume trio. Phew. We were readying ourselves for another bout of post-Glitter “exhaustion.” [NYT]
Exciting news from across the pond. Liz Earle, our favorite U.K.-based purveyor of natural skincare products, is branching out into haircare for fall. Taking into account the U.K. vs. U.S. launch date lapse, we’re gonna guess that they’ll make landfall here right before the holidays. Two words: Christmas list. [Elle U.K.]
Did he or didn’t he? Inquiring minds want to know whether or not President Obama has been dying his increasingly graying hair back to black. Take your mind off the oil spill for a minute and peruse the before and after pictures. [Huff Po]
He may be darkening his salt-and-pepper strands, but Mr. Obama is definitely not indulging in the eighties fad of shaved designs that’s currently experiencing a revival. But man, things would be a whole lot cooler if he was. [NYT]
The latest beauty guru to herald the second coming of lipstick with his own line is none other than Tom Ford. His Private Blend Lip Color is set to bow stateside in June and will contain 12 signature shades “for the makeup connoisseur.” How does he always know what we want? [WWD]
Avon has officially acquired Liz Earle Beauty, the popular U.K.-based natural skincare brand. If that means more Liz Earle in more places, we’re all for it. [Reuters]
Who doesn’t love a one-stop shop? The recent trend of apparel brands branching out into cosmetics is poised to keep growing, according to experts. Note to Uniqlo: We’d appreciate it if you got in the game sooner rather than later. [WWD]
Another reason to get your diet and fitness regimen in order, stat: New research suggests that up to a third of breast cancer cases could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more. Anyone fancy a quick jog to the farmers’ market this weekend? [Daily Mail]
Is there a natural beauty junkie on your shopping list? Consider Liz Earle. The cult-favorite botanically active line from the U.K. has cooked up a clever skincare subscription of sorts, where you get one bottle of its best-selling eucalyptus, chamomile, and cocoa butter Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser—plus two pure muslin cloths—once a month for the entire year. The cream formula penetrates deeply to remove daily grime without drying you out and doubles as an effective makeup remover. At $294, the 12-piece deal works out to about $24 per bottle. In addition to including all shipping, handling, and packaging, it’s likely to bump you up to “great gift giver” status.
KIGELIA / (ki-ga-li-ya)/ n./ 1. The sausage-shaped fruit from the Kigelia Africana, a semi-deciduous tree that is found in wet desert areas across Africa; /n./ 2. Possessing a long cultural history as both an ingested and topical aphrodisiac, disinfectant, and skincare miracle worker that has been known to fight acne, tighten sagging skin, and enhance breasts, e.g. “Get blemish-free skin and go up a cup size with a generous slathering of kigelia extract.”
Try it: Liz Earle Superskin Bust Treatment with Kigelia Extract, $52, www.us.lizearle.com