Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Lily Lolo Pressed Cosmetics

Say hello to ‘pressed’...the new Spring/Summer’13 collection by Lily Lolo. Initially launched as a loose mineral powder collection, Lily Lolo naturally effortless beauty is now available ‘pressed’. Still the same performance and ethos: cosmetics that treat skin well and give gorgeous, fresh-looking coverage; ethically-sourced, natural and free from toxins and animal testing and also very affordable: most items are under £10. Lily Lolo’s award winning mineral cosmetics tick every box.

Named after my two sisters Lisa and Lorraine, Lily Lolo is a true family business built with love, respect and the latest in mineral makeup technology. Lily Lolo is created on the premise that women are more demanding of their makeup today. Lily Lolo t has given customers, makeup artists, celebrities and beauty editors all over the world that 'Eureka!' moment - finally a skin-friendly, non-clogging, natural range that's easy to apply and perfects even the most troubled of complexions.  

Lily Lolo is made in the UK from the finest natural ingredients, with no animal testing (BUAV approved) and clear of all the harmful and totally unnecessary chemical nasties found in a lot of cosmetics and most of all, affordable for every woman. Effortless beauty... naturally.

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Friday, 17 May 2013

Herbfarmacy organic skincare has been created with wisdom, using the knowledge and expertise of botanist Dr Paul Richards, who has been growing organic herbs in Herefordshire, for 30 years. Paul's in depth experience of formulating herbal oils and balms for problem and sensitive skin conditions, naturally inspired him to create this truly unique organic skin care range with key herbs from his organic farm especially selected for each product that provide sustained nourishment and protection for the skin tissue. Here we catch up with Paul, among the marshmallow roots!

-          What's your career mantra?

Spreading the word on how and why organic is best, it’s something I’m quite evangelical about in my own small way…

-          Who do you admire and why?

The people who inspired me in the beginning were mainly family – my uncle was a keen recorder of native plants and it was my father, Don, who first took me on hedgerow explorations in the lanes around Knighton, Radnorshire (on the Welsh Border).  Not quite a person, but later on, the legend of the Lady of the Lake and the origins of the Physicians of Myddfai in Carmarthenshire really fired up my interest in herbs and their amazing powers.

-          What 's your favourite spot in the UK?

Penbryn in Cardiganshire is a perfect beach resort where I spent many wonderful family holidays in my childhood – and later with my own family.

  Which cause would you fight for?

I feel very strongly about the Palestinian issue and the need for a 2-state solution.

  If you would treat yourself to one thing this month it would be...

A days swim and walk followed by a meal at Lakeside Country House Hotel near Builth Wells.

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