Bridal Beauty: Liz Earle Smoothing Line Serum

A high end skincare range that doesn’t pilfer your purse can be hard to find. Lately, I’ve turned my affections to ole Lizzy Earle after hearing some great things from family and friends. I am on a mission to have my skin perfect for the wedding and I am willing to put my face on the line for all you other brides and skincare enthusiasts alike.

Within my Liz Earle skincare set, I got the Smoothing Line serum too and I was thought “oh, hellllllllllllllllooo!” I’ve started to notice as I creep towards 30, that I’ve all kinds of lines that seem to have cropped up out of nowhere. Either that, or I am just staring in the mirror a little longer, oh the vanity! Now, ideally, I would like this lines to feck off, but it’s probably not going to happen but this little baby certainly reduces the appearance of them.



Enriched with antioxidant grapeseed extract and soothing echinacea, this serum plumps and give elasticity to the skin. It’s oil free too, so it’s great for all us shiny sebum producing creatures. Simply apply at night under your Liz Earle Moisturiser to seal in an extra hydration boost. You can also use it as lightweight alternative to moisturiser for really oily or combination skin.

The serum worked really well on my decolletage and my nasolabial lines. You know those little shit ones that go from your nose to your mouth and in certain light looks like an old Tom Selleck? Yep, those ones. After I’ve cleansed, toned and moisturised, I gently pat this onto my face, paying extra attention to the eye area.

This serum will appeal to brides looking to get their skin in the best shape it possibly can be especially if you are worried about how oily your skin is.

The serum is €22.00 but you only need a small amount and it should last you. Check out http://ie.lizearle.com/smoothing-line-serum.html for some great deals or drop into Boots for a personalised consultation now.

Cheers Lizzie babes!

The Girl Pout Town x






Exposed Spray Tan @ Creative Academy

Last week, I went to Creative Academy to experience the new Exposed spray tan. While part of me was excited to try a new beauty product, the other side to me (the boring Avalon!) was a little apprehensive about getting a spray tan. You know yourself, we have all been there… orange wrists, caked knees and dirty ankles. Am I giving you some flashbacks?? And the smell…. that God damn smell like you’d laid in chlorine and biscuits and then put yourself in the oven!

So for years, I just applied my own tan and then eventually just resorted to instant tan, which in Ireland is a b@st@rd. At one stage in my younger years, I was off my biccy on those Penney’s tanning wipes. I looked like a carrot.


Gill was my spray tan technician on the day and she led me towards the tanning room, I got my sticky feet on, which means I didn’t get crazy tanned feet. I also got a kimono to throw on while I waited for her to return. Gill described to me that there were different percentages I could go for starting at 6% and going up to 14%. I decided on 8%, I didn’t want to look like a pasty Patricia. I love that there’s variations of tan, so it’s not a one colour fits all like most spray tans. The Exposed tan is a step up in the tanning industry as it has an adaptable tanning formula to suit your needs all year around.

Gill is really nice too, if you were a bit shy about stripping off, she’s the person to do it in front of. I had some Exposed Barrier cream  rubbed into my elbows, feet and knees to protect all the areas that are usually the tell-tale signs of a bad spray tan.

The movements Gill made me to do as she sprayed me are probably key to the application and how good the tan turned out. She was efficient and precise with her spray gun and within minutes I was transformed. I then awaited my least favourite bit, the drying time. I was expecting my teeth to chatter and to have to do a little two step jig while my nipples were on stalks. But no, the drying time on this tan is almost instant and I waited a minute longer just to be sure.

Straight away, I had a natural looking glow. This meant I could walk around and do my normal daily duties without people mistaking me for Donatella Versace. This was another major plus for me, I didn’t have to hibernate for a day in a bee keeper suit.

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I think I have a very heightened sense of smell, I can smell tan a mile off on someone. But I have to say, I could only get the faintest of hints off this tan. It also doesn’t come off on your clothes or bed sheets. The solution itself is free of alcohol and parabens making it a better quality tanning product.

I left the tan on myself overnight and when I washed it off the next day, I had a lovely natural tan. I was a ride! It was similar to the type of tan I would get on holidays. It’s also wearing off really well now, I have been moisturising and last night I used the Tan Extender, which has spruced it back up again. I am really happy with the outcome. It’s a week on and I still don’t resemble a giraffe. You can buy a bronzing mousse to do you tan at home too and buy the exfoliator or tan eraser – there’s a good spectrum of products to heighten your tan experience with Exposed.

Here’s a photo of my tan at the Boots event last week, it’s so natural..

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I am looking forward to my next one already, Exposed has changed my opinion on spray tans. Check out Creative Academy here or on Facebook. You can also call them on 01-4295122. The spray tan is €25.00 but on ”Tan Thursdays” it’s €20.00. Get on it 😉

The Girl Pout Town x