Saturday, 30 October 2010

I Love Leopard Print

Hello ladies, a few of you commented on one of my previous post asking to see my Warehouse Leopard Print Dress once it had arrived. Well it's arrived and here it is:

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Please ignore the pale legs and comfy socks, that look is optional ;).

I'm 5'5 and the dress is quite short on me, although i don't plan on wearing it with bare legs, either leggings or tights.

What do you think?

Sadie x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

My sweetie

I've recently bought a new 4 Leaf Clover Charm, i love my Links of London Sweetie Bracelet, definitely the piece of jewellery which i get the most wear out of.

What's your favourite item of jewellery?

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Review

Product: Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Price: £11.50, 200ml



I've been using the Liz Earle Skin Tonic for a few weeks now, as i've been using it consistently ever since I feel now is the time I can do a accurate and honest review.

You can purchas the Tonic from Liz Earle's official online website which i've noted above. I got the 200ml, bottled tonic which you can also purchase in a spritzer bottle. Prices vary depending on the size of the tonic so if you're unsure you can always test by buying a smaller bottle first:

200ml bottle: £11.50
200ml spritzer: £11.75
50ml bottle: £4.75
30ml spritzer: £4.75

I have combination skin but the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic is suitable for all skin types.

What Liz Earle says:

Whether your skin is dehydrated, oily, dull or congested, the nourishing and brightening botanicals will help to leave your skin feeling soft and looking fresh for longer. It also primes your skin perfectly for your choice of Liz Earle Moisturiser.


The tonic comes in a square shaped bottle, light green featuring the Liz Earle logo. The bottle as a twist cap which also as a small hole in the top to prevent any overflowing/spillages. The packaging is simple yet looks effective and quite expensive looking.


The first thing I notice when opening the cap on the Skin Tonic is the floral scented smell. The smell is quite strong but is a really pleasant smell, I instantly identify the Aloe Vera smell which is one of the ingredients the product contains.

How to use:

I use the tonic after i've used Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I moisten a cotton wool pad with the tonic then sweep the product over my face and neck in gentle circular movements.

My view:

Since using the tonic I can definitely notice a difference to the appearance and feel of my skin. My skin now looks brighter and more glowy/healthier looking and also instantly feels more clean and refreshed.

For best results it's best to use the 3 step system which I also use mainly every evening but you can use morning and night:

1) Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
2) Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
3) Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser

The difference I can see within my skin is amazing and I will definitely continue to use the products in future, fingers crossed i've now finally found my holy grail daily skincare routine products.

Rating: 10/10

Liz Earle Instant Skin Tonic Naturally Active Ingredients:

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)
The gel found in this cactus-like plant's fat juicy fronds contain active ingredients to help cool, soothe and soften the skin. Aloe vera has been used for more than 6000 years to treat a variety of skin ailments, including sunburn, blisters and burns.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
This antioxidant helps protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun's radiation. We only use premium natural-source vitamin E which is up to three times more potent than the synthetic variety.

Calendula Extract (Calendula officinalis)
This cheerful plant more commonly known as marigold has a long history of use in traditional medicine. An extract produced from the plant has a calming, soothing effect on the skin.

Chamomile Essential Oil/Extract (Anthemis nobilis)
This herb takes its name from the Greek kamai (ground) and melon (apple) because of the sweet apple-like fragrance it releases when trodden on. The essential oil is considered a gentle oil by aromatherapists and medical herbalists have used chamomile for soothing the skin for centuries.

Hops Extract (Humulus lupulus)
This herbal extract comes from the pinecone-like fruit of the hop plant and has astringent and toning properties.

Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativus)
Cucumber contains traces of useful nutrients, including potassium, silicon and sulphur. Traditionally used as a compress this refreshing ingredient is calming and soothing.

Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
These essential oils provide wonderfully uplifting fragrances. Pelargonium odoratissimum has a delicate apple aroma whilst P. graveolens, known as rose-scented geranium has a more powerful rose-like odour. This luxurious oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy for its toning and balancing properties.

The glycerin we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.

Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.