Liz Earle Blogger Event

Hi everyone,

Last Thursday I went to an amazing Blogger Event held by Liz Earle at Filmore & Union.  The event started at 6.30 pm and they demonstrated their skin care products and talked about the brand which was very informative.

Background to Liz Earle

Liz Earle started in 1995 and began selling their products on QVC in 1996.  The first product they developed was Cleanse and Polish and this product has been their best seller ever since (this is a product that I will admit I only recently started using and I absolutely love it).  All their products can be used by all skin types and they are 100% natural and cruelty free.

Their head office is based on the Isle of Wight and they are very proud to be able to have the cruelty-free bunny logo on all their products and this is one of the reasons they will never sell their products in China.  Also if they cannot grow an ingredient then they will ethically resource the required ingredient or material, such as the cotton in their face cloths is ethically resourced from a farm in India.  They are also proud of the fact that their packaging is recyclable and also the clear packaging on their products is made from, believe it or not, potato starch.  Therefore it is 100% biodegradable.

Now to the products

Cleanse and Polish

This product is perfect for removing make up or just for a daily cleanser.  The base of the product is Cocoa Butter with Chamomile and Eucalyptus oil.  If you do use the Cleanse and Polish to remove your make up I would suggest doing a second cleanse as this will ensure that all of your make up is removed.

The clot provided with the product is make from 100% ethically resourced cotton and is fantastic to remove make up as it will exfoliate your skin as you remove the product.

If you want a product to start with I would therefore strongly recommend the Cleanse and Polish.

Skin Tonic

The toner is available in both a spritzer and also an ordinary bottle.

This product will renew the ph level in your skin after you have cleansed.  This product can be used as a toner but also as a refreshing spritz during the day.  It can be used over make up to freshen it up during the day if you want, I would not suggest for one minute using this as a setting spray but if your skin starts to feel a bit tight during the day (especially useful in the summer months) then you can spray this on your face and feel refreshed.   The other use for the Skin Tonic is after you have been in the sun and if you have caught the sun on your face this can be used to calm the skin as one of the ingredients in the Skin Tonic is Aloe Vera.



This product can be used after you have cleansed and toned or as a cold compress if your eyes start to feel a bit tired.  If this is how you want to use it then I would suggest putting some soaked cotton pads in the fridge and then when you need to put some compresses on your eyes you have these ready and chilled for use. (The Eyebright is the third bottle in this picture)


Eye Cream

This is part of their “Superskin” range of products which is helps in slowing down the ageing process (you can never stop the ageing process but delaying a little is a brilliant idea!!).  This contains Rosemary and Rose hip Extract.  This is applied under the eye and on the brow bone.  You should never apply eye cream on to your eyelids.


Face Serum

This can be used by all skin types and contains Persian Silk extract, Pomegranate and Rhubarb Extract.  You only need to use 2 pumps of this therefore it will last you a long time and is worth the money.  It is unfragranced and can be used morning and night and is always used before you use a moisturizer.

Speaking of moisturizer.

They have two different types of moisturizer:-

The SuperSkin range which is for combination/oily skin type and the Skin Repair range which is for dry/sensitive skin type.

The SuperSkin moisturizer is the one that I am currently trialling and so far I am loving it.  The moisturizer contains natural neroli and Cranberry and Rosehip Seed Oils.  I will admit that I was sceptical as I have only tried the skin tonic which I love using but I am impressed!!

The Skin Repair moisturizer contains Borage and Avocado Oil, Echinacea, Beta-Carotene and natural Vitamin E.  This is a brilliant moisturizer if you suffer from dry/sensitive skin.


Liz Earle also has make-up, a body care range including their Orange Blossom hand cream, perfume and a range of products for men.  Once again everything is 100% natural and 100% cruelty-free.

If you are not sure what you are looking for or whether a brand is cruelty-free there is a website you can check out and I have put a link to the website below

List of Officially Cruelty-Free Brands | 2017

Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading this blog and find it helpful.  There will be some exciting things happening in the near future with Lizanne-Style and I hope you will be patient with me while this happens and thank you for all your support.

All my love

Lizanne-Style xoxo


My experience at Button Beauty Academy

If anyone didn’t know one thing about me is that I am a qualified Nail Technician (as well as many other things).  After I qualified in 2013 my former tutor Amber Button decided to open a beauty academy (she is the best tutor I have had the pleasure of learning from).  So after nearly five years I figured that it was time my nails got dealt with (they were not in the best of shape!)

Now I have tried other nail salons before but my nails always ended up weak, thin and brittle.  So I decided to contact Amber and see what she could do with them.  The academy is very easy to find as it is situated on Park View in Whitley Bay and, as the atmosphere and welcome are very warm and friendly.  The salon is fantastic and I love how the nail salon is at the front of the building.  The technicians who work there are very friendly and very helpful.







Now my experience has been nothing short of brilliant.  I decided to get acrylic extensions with gel overlay and they are fantastic.  The only issue I had were with the gel overlay chipping which was purely down to my nails.  However they were very quick at fixing them and I was very impressed.  I will point out one thing out the issues I had were purely down to my nails and 100% no reflection on Amber or her technicians.

The extensions have survived three whole weeks intact even though I will admit I have put them through enough that would normally have damaged my normal nails  but these have stayed in put!!

Three weeks nails


After infills


The prices are very reasonable and if you want to check out Amber’s academy I will leave a link to her website below:-

If you are over in the North East of England on holiday and thinking where can I get my nails done for a reasonable price please check out her website.  All her prices are listed on there for your information.

This blog is not sponsored and all the opinions are mine and mine alone.

Hope you enjoy and check her website.


Lizanne-style xoxo

Review of the Origins Original Skin Range

While I was shopping in John Lewis in Newcastle upon Tyne a couple of weeks ago I visited the Origins stand to enquire about what exfoliator they would recommend for someone who has combination skin. They suggested I try their new micro-dermabrasion exfoliator (a review on this will be coming soon) and I asked for a sample as I would want to try it before I went ahead and bought the full size item just in case my skin reacted to it.

Whilst there I booked in for a quick facial and the lady who did my facial was fantastic. She used their new Original Skin range and the new exfoliator and I will admit I was sceptical about the exfoliator as my skin at the moment is not at its best!!! I was pleasantly surprised that the exfoliator didn’t irritate my skin and it felt so soft and clean afterwards. The item I was really impressed with however was the new Makeup primer (yes Origins is delving into the makeup industry!!).

The primer is fantastic is keeping my oily T-Zone under control. Normally as I walk around Newcastle I tend to get very oily in my T-Zone and when I wear make up it appears to slide off by the time I get home which is usually 1 – 2 hours after I have left the house. However, this primer kept my oils at bay all day (I didn’t have any make up on that day but it still worked as a moisturiser).

The one thing I will warn you is that if you are not expecting a cooling primer then be prepared as this is has a cooling sensation which for first thing in the morning will be more than welcome!

The primer contains Willowherb which is used for reduction of redness. This is a brilliant product which does come out slightly tinted but you will not able to see it on the skin. It also has the consistency of a mousse which is gorgeous and light. My only complaint about the product is that after I bought it and took it home I was only able to get one swatch out of it before the pump broke (this is an aerosol can so be warned). However, when I took it back to John Lewis yesterday I made sure that I had the receipt and the lady at the Origins stand was really helpful and immediately replaced it for me. So thumbs up to John Lewis and Origins for fantastic customer services!!!!!

This is what the bottle looks like and I will let you guys know how it keeps my makeup looking for more than two hours (I will be giving it a good six hours of wear time on Thursday as I will be attending an event so you can expect a good six hours of wear).

Hope you guys like this review and expect more reviews in the future as there will be probably be lots of new releases coming out in the next few months.

Happy reading guys and remember to comment below what blogs you want to see in the future.


Lizanne-style xoxo

Review of Nars at Fenwick, Newcastle upon Tyne

As everyone knows I love Nars skincare and make up and that any weekend you can guarantee I will be checking out what is new on the stand. Now the one thing I of all people missed was the expansion into Fenwick in Newcastle upon Tyne (how the hell did I miss that one!)

As an avid Nars purchaser I did go and visit the new stand at Fenwick and it is brilliant. The girls who work there are very welcoming, friendly and know their stuff!! If you don’t have access to Fenwick you don’t need to panic as they are still available in John Lewis.

The stand is set out brilliantly with all the foundations and concealers and powders in the centre and all the lipstick collections set out around the sides in their shades (Nudes, Pinks and bolds). If you go and want to try out their foundations then I would strongly suggest getting the girls to colour match you. When you get colour matched don’t think about getting the wrong colour because I can guarantee you won’t!!

All the Nars foundations are designed to be applied with your fingers and that is how the girls apply it. If that is not how you normally apply your foundation don’t worry as they can be applied with a brush or beauty sponge.

If you do go and visit then I can promise you you will not regret it!!!!

I hope you enjoy this blog and please comment below and let me know what blog posts you would like to see in the future as I promise I will be better at posting on time this year!!

Enjoy guys

Lizanne-style xoxo

Levoi Champagne Nail Bar Review

As it fast approaching Christmas (which is my favourite time of the year) I decided to get my nails done.  I will admit I was not sure what to do as I had had a bad experience in the past with acrylic nails. So I was checking out the internet and came across the website for Levoi Champagne Nail Bar.  After doing some research (checking out their channel on YouTube, the reviews and their Instagram account) I decided to book an appointment (best decision I ever made).

Even though I arrived early Anne was very welcoming and offered me something to drink and I opted for a glass of Prosecco (well why not!).  Before Anne started doing my nails we had a consultation where I explained about my previous experience with acrylic nails. Immediately she put my mind at rest and as my nails were in such a bad state (thin and constantly breaking) I decided to go for it. I decided to go for acrylic nails with gel and the colour scheme I went with was black and gold. This is how they turned out.

Now I will admit that even though I am a trained nail technician I had been neglecting my cuticles which meant that they were in a really bad state. I bought their cuticle oil and I now apply it all the time (it never leaves my handbag except to apply it).

One MASSIVE bonus point for me is that I did not see an e-file.  In my opinion I would rather file acrylics and gel by hand As there is less danger of filing your client’s skin and damaging their nails.

When it comes time to get them unfilled, which will probably be in the new year I will definitely be returning to Levoi Champagne Nail Bar. 

If you are ever in Newcastle upon Tyne and are looking for somewhere to get your nails done I would highly recommend checking out Levoi Champagne Nail Bar. 

The price for acrylics is £38 and gel is an extra £10 but the price is worth it for a stunning set of nails that still look good 2 weeks’ in.  I have had so many compliments from colleagues and they have all asked if I had done them myself and my answer to both questions is “I had them done at Levoi Champagne Nail Bar”.

Hope you enjoy reading this blog review and thank you to Anne and Levoi Champagne Nail Bar for doing my nails (I 100% love them) and also for allowing me to do this blog review.

Hope you all have a fantastic and here’s to more blogs in 2018.

Lizanne-style xoxo

What music and playlists I am listening to at the moment

Hey guys

As it is approaching that time of year where everyone seems to feel like a big kid (yeah I mean CHRISTMAS!!!!) I figured that I would let you guys know what music I am listening to and also what playlists I am listening to and created on Spotify (no this is not sponsored by them!!!!).

I will admit the choices are quite eclectic ranging from Country music to Pop but I figured what the hell this is what I enjoy listening to.  So here goes:-

Country Music

I am absolutely loving listening to country music at the minute especially on my way into work and the music ranges from Blake Shelton to Kelsea Ballerini.  My favourite Country song at the minute has to be by Jason Aldean called “Burnin’ it Down”.  I think it is quite a sexy song and I absolutely love listening to it.

Pop Music

There are really only two people (one is a group) that I am currently listening to and they are Little Mix and Olly Murs.  I think they are absolutely brilliant and the Little Mix albums definitely get you in a frame of mind where you can conquer absolutely anything especially the song “Power”.

Now getting onto Spotify.  I have created a number of playlists on here which as you can probably tell from above are mainly country music.  However I have created a couple of playlists that are not 100% country and they are:-

Packing for vacation

Tidying playlist

RnB Mix

Morning Routine


Alesha (purely because I think she is fantastic)

Sleep Playlist

Winter Morning Routine

Ariane Winter (Ok I admit it I like Ariane Grande – more since what she did for Manchester!!)

Christmas (this was a given as I couldn’t find an excuse to constantly Jon Bon Jovi – Please Come Home For Christmas at any other time)

I hope you like the music and also I hope you are enjoying the blogs so far!

Happy reading peeps and let me know what you think of the playlists (once again I am not sponsored by Spotify – if I was you guys know I would tell you!)

Love ya!!

Lizanne-style xoxo

November Favourites

Hey peeps.

I haven’t done a favourites since I started this blog so I decided to do one now.

A lot of my favourites for November are not make-up related but there is still some make-up that I have loved using in November.

Make-up Favourites

NYX Total Drops Foundation

I have been using this the whole month of November and am absolutely loving it.  It has been fantastic for my skin and used in conjunction with my other favourite make-up product of this month my foundation looks flawless all day.

Too faced Hydrating Primer

I use this in conjunction with the Make Up Forever Mattifying primer to control an oily T-Zone.  I find that this primer also acts as a very lightweight moisturiser and ensures that my foundation (high-end or drugstore) always looks flawless.

Make Up Forever Eyeshadow

The Make Up Forever Eyeshadows are in my opinion the best that I have tried so far.  There is virtually no kickback when you pick up shadow on your brush and virtually no fall out even from the gold shadow which contains a small amount of glitter.  They are easy to blend and do not lose their pigmentation and the shimmery shades are easily intensified by using MAC Fix +.  I would recommend these shadows to anyone, however, as they are high-end I would recommend getting the refill plans and making your own palette.

I cannot do a monthly favourites without mentioning my favourite make-up brand which is Nars Cosmetics.  It may not please everyone that I like Nars make-up but it is my personal opinion that they have a very good selection of make up ranging from primers to liquid lipsticks etc.

My non-make-up favourites

Primark clothing

What can I say except Yay!!!!!

The jeans are the softest and most comfortable jeans every and for between £9.00 to £10.00 you cannot go wrong.  I will keep buying these as even when washed they still retain their shape more than other brands I have tried.

Their cardigans are the best and for £8.00 I had to buy 2.  They are perfect for travelling and layering as they can be easily worn under a leather jacket if you get too cold.

As I was going on a weeks’ holiday at the end of September I decided that I needed a small backpack and as I was already shopping in Primark I decided to have a look and see what they had.  I was going to have a look at their shoes department and had to walk past the bags.  I then spotted their small backpacks and decided to have a look.  I was thinking there was nothing there when I saw a blue backpack with a lot of bright coloured embroidery on it.  I decided that it would be perfect and it is!!! For £9.00 it is well worth the money and has been my go to bag ever since I came back from holiday.

I will admit I did buy some gym wear in Primark but as I have not worn it apart from the trainers which I will say are the comfiest trainers I have ever wore (memory foam inner sole) and for £10.00 I was very pleasantly surprised.

I apologise that all the non-make-up favourites are from Primark but what can I say they are fantastic from price and quality.  Although the clothes tend to cost from between £8.00 to £20.00 the quality is as good as something that costs £50.

Hope you enjoy the blog!!!!

Happy reading peeps

Lizanne-style xoxo


Morning Skincare Routine

Hi guys

This is the skin care routine I use in the morning.  Some of the items are drugstore and some are high-end but all the products have been bought by me.

Here we go.

This first thing I do in the morning is wash my face using the Nivea Face Wash Gel which I love.


Once I have patted my face dry (I never rub my face dry!) I go to my dressing table and use my favourite toner which is the Pixi Glow Tonic.


Then it depends on how my skin feels as to whether I use a serum or not (I always use on in the evening) but I always use an eye cream and moisturizer.  The ones I am currently using at the moment and absolutely loving are the Bobbie Brown Eye Repair Cream and the Bobbie Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base.  The face base moisturiser is certainly one that I love using in the morning as it wakes me up with the citrus scent.


If I do use a serum the one I use the first thing in the morning is the Bobbie Brown Remedies Skin Moisture Solution No 86 as my skin gets very dehydrated during the day and this seems to keep it moisturised under the makeup.


Hope you enjoy this blog and find it helpful.

Love you guys and thanks for the support since starting this blog.

Lizanne-Style xoxo

Fudget Budget App Review

Hey Peeps.

I use this app everyday to help me budget and it really works.  I wish I had discovered this app ages ago!!!

This app is free on iTunes and Android phones but it does have in-app purchases (these are upgrades).  If you are not sure then I would suggest trying the free version first for a few months to see how you find it.  Admittedly I have only been using it for a month but I love it!!!!

Everytime I want to buy something I check my phone and see what my balance is and if it is below a certain amount I walk away.  The best rule I have ever come across is if you see something you like think a) what do I have that will go with it, b) will I use it more than once and c) am I able to pay cash if not walk away.

Now I will admit that I am not the best with money but this app has helped loads.  As soon as I see that I am getting to a certain level on my balance I know that I can’t spend anymore.  I also try and stick to a budget of about £300 per month which has to pay for day to day living.

I am also considering getting an app to help with keeping track of my budget.  I will see what’s out there and review it later for you guys.

Happy reading & hope you find this helpful.

Lizanne-style xoxo

NYX Total Drops Foundation Review

Hey peeps!

In case anyone has either tried this foundation or is thinking about buying it here is my opinion: DO IT!!!!

I bought this foundation a couple of months ago and, I will be honest when I heard this was being released I thought that the whole idea was a gimmick! I figured that the foundation would breakdown quickly and not survive a full day of wear.  However I was surprised as it was easy to colour match (colour matched myself to perfection).


Colour match any foundation to your neck – I know it sounds crazy but as you will blend your foundation down onto your neck you will want a shade that does not show a tide line!!!!

The foundation can be applied two ways the first way is by dropping the necessary amount of foundation on to a mixing palette (Sallys Express have a mixing palette which comes with a mixing tool) and applying with a beauty sponge.  Alternatively you can drip the foundation directly onto your face using the dropper.  I apply the foundation this way as I know that I can get the correct amount of coverage for me.

When using the dropper method you have to work fast as it will continue moving down your face.  I use a buffing brush when the foundation this way as I have more control.

The foundation costs £14 for 13ml ($13.99 at Ulta if you are in America).  There are 24 shades ranging from Alabaster to Deep Espresso.  You can get the Total Drops brush to apply the foundation but if you already have a buffing brush you can use what you already have.

This product will last a long time as you don’t need a lot and when I run out I will definitely be buying again and would highly recommend getting a sample if you can to make sure that the foundation suits your skin before buying the full size.

Here are some pictures of the foundation and also a swatch so that you can see what the colour I matched myself with looks like.

Hope you enjoy this blog review and find the info helpful.

Happy reading peeps!

Lizanne-style xoxo